Oh my word! If Cha Hyun Suk isn’t the most adorable thing on the face of the planet, I’ll eat my hat. Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t go that far… I mean I did see a pic of a baby pig eating ice cream the other day and that was pretty darn adorable… But I’ll take Hyun Suk’s adorable dimples and mischievous smiles over the pig any day! Especially now that he’s decided to pour on all the charm… *swoon*
I guess I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here but really, can you blame me? After enduring how many episodes full of awful, petty, childish men, isn’t it time we finally have one we can squee and swoon over? Oh, I’m so glad I can finally ship Hyun Suk and No Ra! I feel like this giant weight has been lifted off my overly perplexed heart. Stupid drama! Why must you make me suffer so!?!
Okay, I’m totally rambling here. I’d better try to collect my thoughts a little better and see if I can’t get through these two episodes without falling back into swoony girl mode…
So last week we left off with Hyun Suk handing No Ra that box of his most precious memories and she was sitting there, on that bench, reading his note and wondering what the heck it all meant. This week we pick up at that same bench only now Hyun Suk is there, ready to explain everything to No Ra in a way that won’t make him seem like he’s trying to hit on a married woman. (Which, let’s face it, is exactly what he was trying to do.) I suppose his confession and the conflict it brings is understandable, seeing as how he’s harbored a major crush on her for the past 20 years and he only now musters up the courage to tell her how he feels. I suppose you don’t really want to admit your feelings to your first love when that love has been married to someone else for the past two decades. Still, there comes a time when you just have to admit your feelings and move on. Where things go from there may be completely up in the air (as in Hyun Suk’s case) but sometimes you just have to get it all out, for your own health and sanity, if nothing else.
The best part about Hyun Suk’s confession is that it forces No Ra to take a look back at their 20 year friendship and as she does, she begins to realize she has feeling for Hyun Suk. I’m not even convinced No Ra’s feelings stem from their relationship in the past but that’s really not important. What is important is that for the first time in her entire life No Ra feels wanted, worthwhile, special and important and she can’t ignore the feelings that come with that kind of love. Because Hyun Suk really does love her in a way she’s never experienced before and I really hope that before this is all said and done, she is willing to accept and return that love.
What’s even better than Hyun Suk’s confession and No Ra’s slow realization that she has feelings for her high school friend, is the fact that she and Woo Chul are finally divorced. I’m sad that it took so many painful memories, one very awful jerk of a husband and a couple of slaps in the face to get No Ra and Woo Chul to divorce but they did finally go through with it and I’m gonna throw a party to celebrate No Ra’s freedom. We’ve known from the very beginning that Woo Chul was an awful person but we didn’t know the full extent of his awfulness until now and I have to say, he disgusts me. He is, without a doubt, the single most selfish, uncaring, jerk of a man and I want nothing more than for No Ra to forget he ever existed in this world. He deserves no consideration, no lingering feelings (which, thank goodness, are non-existent on No Ra’s part), nothing. He doesn’t even deserve to be remembered. He just needs to disappear completely from both No Ra and Ye Jin’s life and let the rest of us get on with this story as if he never existed in the first place.
Sadly we can’t really get away from Woo Chul because he’s determined to win back the heart of his ex. The problem is, he never really had her heart to begin with. He wooed her in a moment and then left her to rot as he climbed his way to the top of his professional field and after 20 years, No Ra has nothing to feel for him but loathing. I really hope Woo Chul learns some sort of lesson as he tries to win back his wife but more than anything, I want him to fail miserably in his pursuit of No Ra and I want him to suffer for all eternity as she find happiness in herself, her blossoming relationship with her son and (hopefully) her high school friend turned sweetheart, Hyun Suk. That’s not asking too much, is it?
So tell me, am I letting my judgment be clouded by all the warm-fuzzies Hyun Suk is inspiring these days? Is he really as adorable as I think he is or am I just being silly? Surely I’m not the only one who squealed a little too loudly when he made his actual confession to No Ra at the end of episode 14, was I? Am I being too hard on Woo Chul, wishing nothing but misery on him for all of eternity? I really want to know what you think about all of this and more so be sure to let me know your thoughts by leaving me a comment below!
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