I’ve been trying really hard these past few episodes, to find some sort of redemption in Rain’s character. Up to this point he’s been a total sleaze-bag and I’ve been completely disappointed in his actions up to this point. However, I’m starting to see a glimmer a hope for him and that makes me feel like there may be redemption for him yet.
Of course before we’re allowed to see any sort of good in Hae Joon, we first have to suffer through another episode of him being completely obnoxious which, honestly, makes my skin crawl. I cannot abide Hae Joon when he’s in full-on Young Soo mode, there’s just too much sleaze in him. However, when Hae Joon steps out of Young Soo’s shoes, puts on his big-boy pants and starts acting like a mature, responsible, intelligent, adult, I can see there’s a whole lot of good this man can accomplish. The sad thing is, he still spends too much of his time trying to play the part of Da Hye’s husband, instead of doing what he actually came back to Earth to do. (Which, I admit, up until this last episode, I wasn’t really sure what that purpose was.)
Thank goodness I’ve finally gotten some sort of clue as to why Young Soo decided to come back. Or rather Hae Joon has figured out why Young Soo needed to come back??? I’m not really sure but I do know that they both now realize they need to be finding a way for Young Soo’s family to live on without him. That’s the real reason why he came back. Young Soo needed to be sure his family would be able to survive without him and in that respect, Hae Joon is doing a pretty good job of making that happen. Or he is now, anyway. Though probably not in the best way possible but whatever. I can’t be picky when I’m finally starting to like Hae Joon.
As much as I’m disappointed in Hae Joon for wasting so much of his time trying to justify his death and win his wife back (which is really ticking me off because what’s the point of wooing her when he’s going to disappear soon??? It’s a totally selfish effort and one that’s going to leave Da Hye with a broken heart (again) and that’s just not cool. Grrr!) I’m happy that he’s finally focusing his energy on something worthwhile. Though I’m not sure his reasons for trying to save the department store are all that pure, I do admire the amount of work and dedication he’s putting in to this new endeavor of his. He’s certainly doing a fine job of improving the conditions of the store’s employees and I can’t complain about that. I just hope he realizes that he’s playing with the lives of hundreds of employees and whatever the outcome, he’s going to be responsible for more than just the lives of Young Soo’s family. *crosses all the fingers*
As for Hong Nan, I know that Gi Tak still spend a lot of time wondering why he came back, but I sincerely believe he’s doing a world of good for Yi Yeon. As Hong Nan, she’s able to be there for Yi Yeon in her most desperate moments. She’s able to cheer for Yi Yeon when no one else will, she’s able to pick her up when she’s down, and she’s able to give Yi Yeon the strength she needs to keep fighting this battle. As much guilt as Gi Tak feels for the way Yi Yeon’s life has gone, he’s doing a mighty fine job of trying to help her get the pieces of her broken life back together and I really wish he could see that.
Beyond the help Hong Nan has been able to give Yi Yeon, she’s also doing quite a bit to help out Hae Joon, Seung Jae and even Young Soo’s family. One of my favorite moments in these two episodes was when Hong Nan, Yi Yeon and her son, and Seung Jae showed up at Young Soo’s house and the two families got to spend the day together. Seeing the kids together made my heart happy, as did seeing Yi Yeon and Da Hye together. These two women are both so broken, they’re in desperate need of genuine companionship and I hope beyond hope that they can keep this new-found friendship going find a place of refuge and strength in each other, as time goes by.
Along with that, I really hope Seung Jae can find a family of his own. Gi Tak was like a brother and a father to him and now that he’s gone, Seung Jae has this horrible lost puppy syndrome that makes me want to hug him and feed him cookies and bring him home and make him the oldest brother of my own family. He needs to be loved and cared for so desperately, it breaks my heart to see him all alone. (It also breaks my heart to see his reaction when he’s actually being cared for by others. Ugh! That moment when Young Soo’s dad gave Seung Jae the egg roll… Ack! My heart broke for the poor boy! My heart breaks for him again when I think about how hurt he’s going to be when Hong Nan disappears. I know it’s sweet to see him falling for Gi Tak’s younger sister but she’s not going to be around forever and this poor guy doesn’t need any more heartbreak in his life! Please Maya! Send him someone to love that won’t disappear in a month or so!
I think that is exactly why I still have problems with this show. I know that Hae Joon and Hong Nan have come back to this world to do good but all I can see are a bunch of broken hearts left once they go back to Heaven. Han Na is going to be heart-broken when this new mister moves out and is never heard from again. Seung Jae is going to be broken-hearted when the woman who made his heart flutter for the first time, suddenly disappears. Da Hye, who hasn’t even gotten over the pain of losing her husband, is going to be devastated when this dashing branch manager is replaced with the real deal who doesn’t know who she is nor why he should care about her. Yi Yeon could very easily fall back into her dark pit of depression when her bright, plucky, crazy but good-hearted manager leaves her for whatever contrived reason Hong Nan decides to give. See? There’s just so many people who are going to be hurt by Hae Joon and Hong Nan, it makes me wonder if it was worth it for them to come back to the land of the living in the first place. Was it really worth it? Will there really be enough good come from this to outweigh all this heartbreak? I suppose only time will tell.
So tell me, what do you think? Can you see the good outweighing the heart-break? Can you see the good in Hae Joon’s actions? Is he finally letting go of his sleaze-bag ways? Will he finally start doing some good? Will Gi Tak ever get over his guilt? Will there really be a happy ending for anyone in this story? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
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