I’m now four episodes into this drama and I have to say, I’m still very much enjoying it. Sure, that may have something to do with the fact Rain’s abs keep showing up in unexpected places but let’s be honest here, that will never get old. All abs aside, this story is still as intriguing to me as it was after watching the first two episodes so let’s dive into these next two episodes and see if any of the questions I asked last week were answered in these next two episodes.
Picking up where we left off last week, both Hae Joon and Hong Nan were struggling to adapt to life in their new bodies. This week, things are still a bit difficult for them as they try to adjust to this new life without letting on about their old lives. Of course this isn’t an easy thing of either of them to do as they’ve chosen to walk right back into the lives of all those they left behind. I get that this is the whole reason why they went back to the land of the living but shouldn’t they have been somewhat prepared for what life would be like after they returned? It mean it’s not like they’ve gone back as their old selves… Well, okay, they have but only inwardly. On the outside they’re very much different from what they once were and it’s ridiculous to think they would be able to waltz back into their old lives and magically have all wrongs set right.
I find it interesting to see how there are moments in both Hae Joon and Hong Nan’s new lives where things seem to be working out for one but not the other and then suddenly the roles are switched. Hong Nan seemed to have a fairly easy time of figuring out where Song Yi Yeon ended up after his death and it hasn’t taken Hong Nan long to understand the gist of Yi Yeon’s situation. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like Yi Yeon wants anything to do with Han Gi Tak’s “little sister” and she certainly doesn’t want to be holding on to any memories of Gi Tak himself, which leaves Hong Nan with a bit of dilemma. Should she stay or should she go?
On the other hand, Hae Joon seems to have gotten quite lucky with his second life. As the son of the company’s chairman, he’s in a position where he could do a lot of good, not only for his family but for his former co-workers and for a moment there, it almost seemed like he was going to take advantage of his position and do some good. However he first had to present himself to his family as a loan shark, which was a completely idiotic thing to do in the first place, and then he had to go strutting around the store like an idiot, abusing his power and generally making himself look like a stupid peacock. By presenting himself in such a ridiculous manner, he’s opened himself up to attack from his “brother,” Cha Jae Kook, and we all know Jae Kook isn’t someone to be taken likely.
Hae Joon needs to wake up real fast and realize his position and the power that comes with it are fleeting and if he’s not careful, he’s going to end up doing more harm than good. I guess that’s the positive side of Gi Tak coming back as Hong Nan. As a woman he’s having to re-think his entire existence and come up with new ways of dealing with his old problems. Unfortunately Gi Tak hasn’t come up with a lot of brilliant ideas yet but he has won the trust of Choi Seung Jae which, I have a feeling, is going to end up being far more important than anything having to do with Yi Yeon. Call me crazy but I think Gi Tak’s sense of loyalty to his brothers is going to end up being the real reason why he came back. Sure, he may help solve Yi Yeon’s problems along the way but ultimately it will be his sense of brotherhood and his desire to make sure his men live long, happy, law-abiding lives that will make his trip back worthwhile.
Now if only I could figure out what good will come from Kim Young Soo’s return as Hae Joon… It’s not that I don’t think Hae Joon will be able to bring about some good for Young Soo’s family, it’s just that I see him bringing them a whole lot of pain first. Hae Joon doesn’t realize how much trouble he’s going to bring his family as he tries to help them. Even if they don’t ever realize he’s actually Young Soo, just the fact Hae Joon is in a position that draws attention to himself means everything he does is constantly being watched and his interest in Young Soo’s life, death and surviving family means they will ultimately become victims of Jae Kook’s inevitable attacks. It’s that whole “with great power comes great responsibility” thing coming into play. Unfortunately Young Soo was never able to understand where his responsibility lay when he was alive so, of course, he’s not going to have a clue now that he’s back. This means his wife and daughter are going to suffer immensely as Jae Kook tries to kick his brother out of the company and that just makes my heart ache.
In all honesty, I’m still trying to figure out why Young Soo and Gi Tak decided to return. It seems to me they went back for purely selfish reasons and have yet to think about what their meddling might be doing to the lives of those they left behind. Neither one of them were able to make things right for those they loved when they were alive so what makes them think they can do better now? If anything they’re just re-opening old wounds, thereby preventing these loved ones from healing. How is this in any way helpful? As much as I’d like to believe this return to Earth will ultimately lead to good, at this point all I can see is it bringing unnecessary pain to a whole lot of people who really just need time to grieve, heal and move on.
Once again, I find myself asking more question than I have answers for but seeing as how I’m only four episodes in, I’m okay with that. I’m sure all my questions will be answered in time, I just have to have the patience to wait and find out what happens next. (Guess that’s one advantage to running a week behind in my review, I don’t actually have to wait for the next episodes because they’re already up…Woo!) With the next two episodes already up, I’m sure you’ve already had your fill of these two but if you’d like to discuss any of the shenanigans in these two episodes feel free to leave me a comment below!
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