Every episode fills you up. You are full just from all these emotions welling up inside of you. Watching these characters go through so much pain and each one still holding onto some kind of residual hope – no matter how dim it appears, they hang onto every shred of a chance or a possibility. It makes you think about the power of human nature –how sometimes love alone won’t be able to move mountains, but it sure can incite people to do things they never believed they were capable of, to say things they never knew they would ever mean with all their might, and to make personal sacrifices that tears them up inside. This drama is a testament to the beauty that lies within the chaos and confusion – ready to make its presence known. Just like his kiss, it was biding its time till it could no longer be denied. How miraculous is it that Young finally caught up to Soo and now both will have to deal with their feelings for each other. That’s what that kiss did – it leveled the playing field for their love.
*it’s not the kiss that is going to take her by surprise – it’s going to be how she feels inside. She is going to know for certain this is what a first kiss should have felt like – with the wave of emotions that come with the perfect kiss from someone who loves her and someone she loves in return. That instinct that it felt right is going to surprise her.
Young says it doesnt seem like we can talk today. she turns to leave, but soo stands and says I am injured a lot. my lips and eyes have cuts and I am bleeding too, but you cant see me. no you dont even want to see. cuz you are afraid of surgery. she goes over to touch him and asks why did you get hurt – where are you hurt. he swats her hand away and says you dont want to see me. it’s all a lie that you want to see me isnt it? young: yes it’s a lie – do you feel better now? she turns to go but he pushes her against the wall and says: no – I dont feel better. I am just sick of your lies. that is why I am going to leave now. young: why did you come – did you come to do this from the start. he says no – I didnt come to do this from the start, but if I knew you would be this selfish, I shouldnt have come from the start. I am regretting it now. young cries and says: what do you want from me. soo: the words that you want to live. that purpose for you to live. young: then what will change. I cant live. that I don’t want to see you? no I want to see you. ever since you came I wanted to see you every day. but what is the point. I cant see. I am so scared I could die. why do you keep making me so weak like this. why do you keep making me want to live?!
wang overhears that from outside the door.
Soo asks do you want to live. Young: no I don’t want to live. he takes his jacket and walks out so she asks where are you going. stop. dont go. talk with me. she senses wang is there outside his room so she asks for help. wang says just leave him alone so he can go. Young chases after Soo and says don’t go. talk with me. stop. oppa don’t go. he drives away. she remembers as a child yelling out for her mother as her mom and brother drove off. she keeps calling out oppa and crying.
she starts to go back in but Soo comes back and tells her to get in the car. wang comes over and says it’s two steps. the door is open. get in Young. she gives Young’s coat and shoes. Soo tells her to put her seatbelt on. Young calls him a bad guy. if I could see, I wouldn’t have left you alone. he drives off
Soo pulls up and drags Young out of the car and up some steps without a word. she staggers and cant walk properly cuz she is being dragged up the steps. Young: where are we going? dont do this – it’s scary. I am blind. I am blind. dont do this – it’s scary. at the top Soo let’s go of her hand. Young: what are you doing? he takes her phone and takes photos. Young: what is that? Soo gives her phone back and says: proof – today is the day I threw you away (abandoned you). put these photos in your hideaway room and if you are able to see look at them over time. also even if you cant see don’t forget – I threw you away. “while you are alive, before I left, you want to make beautiful memories?” that wont happen. after sending you off (watching you die) – how that would make me feel-it doesnt matter to you huh? that I would miss you, want to see you, and want to touch you –it doesnt matter to you cuz if you die that’s it. if I knew you were this kind of awful girl a little sooner, making food with you – listening to the sound of the snowflakes -hugging you – those things that make my heart ache -things that I cant ever forget even if I wanted to forget – those memories- I would have never made them. she was crying and feeling hurt with each accusation so she stepped closer and closer to him as he spoke and tries to hug him but he pushes her away and keeps talking. all that time if you made those memories for the sake of dying, now I am going to make memories for the sake of living. cuz I have to live. if there are only painful memories like this with you, after you die it wont be hard to forget you so understand me. cuz I have to live! even without you -even without you – I have to live in this dirty world! she kept trying to get close to him the whole time, but he kept pushing her away but with his last words he lets her cling to him
soo takes her back to her room and helps her into bed. he tells her to sleep. she asks aren’t we sleeping together. he says i told you until you want to live we will never sleep together. he leaves
she goes out and walks to the snow filled yard
soo remembers how MC said I will give you 100 days starting from today. how MC stabbed him. then how JS said that Soo had to live first.
next morning while jogging, soo remembers all the past stuff he did with young. when they went sledding, baked, how she kissed him on the cheek on the mountain. then how Sora said she likes you as an oppa. if she knew you weren’t her oppa then she will end it right away
he looks over and there is a tiny snowman that Young made with the words “I want to live” written in the snow. he starts to choke up and picks up the snowman and touches the face and remembers when young first touched his face and said his nose is high. he smiles. then he recalls how she measured his height with her hand. he cries and looks over at her window. she is looking out and the wind chime bell is ringing. he goes over and just stares at her
wang comes over and sees them. wang remembers how the woman said the ID number is different. the Oh Soo with the ID you are looking for wasnt here at our orphanage but an Oh Soo who is a year older was here.
jang shows the café guy the pic of the real brother – the real oh soo. he died a year and 3 months ago when a car hit him. the hospital record has him as deceased but he wasnt registered as deceased on the records. the guy says looking at it carefully his face from the past still remains. his wife says the picture you had last time of the kid is very similar to him. mira overhears them. the woman asks did you hear everything. jang tells the café guy to act like he doesnt know anything for the time being. cuz you know young gave a lot of her heart to her brother right?
JS got the text from MH so HS reads it. “the girl problem from the past, Young already knows about it and understands -please dont threaten me with stuff like this.” JS says LS (his sister’s friend) the oppa she knows asked for the money by the day after tm. how can I come up with $50,000 by the day after tm. JS goes out. his mom asks where are you going – arent you going to clean. HS gets a call and remembers how that girl said everything was settled by the oppa she knows. that he is paying off the damages now. then how JS asked what did she just say. HS remembers seeing MC there
Soo is in his room when he gets a call from Moo chul. Soo: is that for real? Moo chul: did I ever kid around with you?
soo runs out and kisses Young on her head. he says I found a skilled doctor who can save you. that person said she would do your surgery. if she does the surgery you can live. see you at night. he runs off all happy like a kid.
wang is staring at a pic of young Soo. she remembers seeing the scar below his neck and realizes this is the Soo she has in the house now.
Soo meets with Moo chul. Moo chul: deduct 5 days. for the price of getting Young treated by my sister – I’m saying I’m moving up the day you hand over your life to me. why? cant do you do that? do you have to live even a day longer? Soo agrees to it. MC says from the remaining 24 minus 5 days you have 19 days left till the day you die. 2wks and 5 days. will you be able to come up with the money by that day. I bet that you cant. cuz you are preoccupied by these other matters. Soo turns to leave so MC says arent you sorry to HJ? Soo: I am not sorry at all. MC: why arent you sorry? if it was me I would be sorry cuz you forgot about HJ and love someone else. if it was me I would feel really sorry. Soo: you would do that hyung. what i am sorry to HJ about- when she died – to go well – for her heart to feel at ease there -for not sending her off easily. just that one thing. cuz I wanted to live recklessly -using the excuse of feeling like I committed a sin against her – just living carelessly – just that one thing. MC: what about not liking that she was pregnant. Soo: I felt really sorry for that. HJ would have understood. she was that kind of kid. a kid who was always prepared to understand us. that’s the kind of kid we loved. dont turn her into someone petty like you.
HS tracks down the two selfish idiots shopping – JS’s sister and her friend. HS keeps asking who is the oppa you know. HS gets the phone and calls. she finds out the source of their income is MC. both of them promise not to do it again. JS’s sister thought the money she was spending, MC would get it from Soo. I wont do it again. HS yells at the girls: you already did. you went shopping today too. how could you spend that money. she hits them and asks when will you become a human.
*I hate these two stupid selfish useless girls so much I cant see straight. I think HS should have beaten them up with a full soda bottle and not an empty one
Soo is on the phone with MC about this matter and MC says then deduct another five days. as payment for the debt JS’s sister accumulated. so let’s push up the day you die by 5 days. from what I can see you have already decided to die. 19 days or 14 days – it’s all the same. Soo says ok but leave JS and HS out of this and dont get them involved again. how is that? HS tries to take the phone from Soo to yell at MC but soo pulls away. MC: ok I will just go up to here with JS, but I dont know about Kim cuz of his money– if I can give you one advice. don’t hang around with JS and HS anymore cuz the moment they get caught on Kim’s radar -they will die with you. Soo: thanks for the advice. MC: then let’s meet after two weeks. they hang up. HS calls him crazy for deducting days. soo: act like you dont know in front of JS. as payment for MC not messing with JS again, this was cheap. HS says dong found out a secret to catch wang. her sister is involved with buildings here and there in a criminal way. soo calls and tells dong thanks for his help all this time. you can stay out of it now. HS says I will report this to the police so soo takes her phone away and says as soon as you report it to the police I will die right away. you stay out of it too now. don’t get involved again in my business. he leaves her store. she calls out to him
HS calls JS and asks where are you. JS is going to meet dong to catch wang and get his money problem settled too. HS: you crazy guy that isnt important now. Oh Soo might die. cuz of you. JS listens and takes off running
MC’s sidekick tells him that Kim is kicking up a fuss now cuz you keep spending money. he wont stand still for it if he finds out you spent so much cuz of JS. just throw away taking care of Oh Soo (as in step away from it) and wipe your hands clean of the matter and look into other work – isnt that better. MC tells him I have cancer. I was already told there is no hope for survival over two months ago. seeing how I’ve been (so sick), I really dont look like I have any chance of survival.
JS runs over to them like crazy
MC: while living I only had two regrets. one is putting you on this dirty land (this dirty line of work) when you are so kind. another one is…. he is suddenly tackled by JS. MC tells the guy not to step in. JS and MC fight. JS says my debt is mine. why is my debt hyung’s (soo) debt. they fight again. MC says take your parents and go to the countryside. JS yells if you are going to kill hyung kill me too. kill me too! MC beats him up and tells him to take his family and go to the countryside. also loyalty is for protecting the family first. you cant even protect your family so how could you protect your loyalty to a neighborhood hyung. JS goes after him and they fight some more
MC is getting his cuts treated by his sister. he asks her to treat Soo’s younger sister. she says I told you I wouldnt. MC: yesterday Soo kneeled in front of me. Oh Soo did that. there was just one other time when he kneeled in front of me like yesterday. when he was 17 – saying “cuz I love HJ so could you step out of the way hyung.” she says you crazy guys are putting on a show. MC: I realized yesterday why HJ chose Oh Soo and not me. even if I die, I wont throw myself away. whether that is love, parents, you noona, even in front of death – even if I die I cant do things that make me lose face. but Soo threw himself away -things like saving face, pathetic things, he doesnt differentiate. when HJ went to soo do you know what I said? go well – live well – you have to be happy. that’s the kind of guy I am – I cant do things that make me lose face. to protect his love Soo threw himself away. but I wanted to save face and lost love -lost the chance to be treated (for his cancer). like you said noona I am getting a thousand punishments. she says there is no chance for Oh Young (to be saved) so MC urges her to try at least. you arent a god so if it doesnt work it doesnt work. she says there are so many people in the world to save so why would I save you gangsters. MC says that girl is not a gangster -she is just a patient. do you just look at the guardian (soo) and decide to do the surgery? she tells him to go to their countryside home and sleep for a day with mom and dad. MC: throwing away parents and siblings and all of it so that only you live -that is something you did that’s good. if you stayed at home to live with your siblings you would have ended up like me too. he leaves.
*I knew he was affected by Soo kneeling – I just knew it. I had no idea it was to this extent though – it was like part admiration sort of. He even urged his sister to try to treat Young at least. If MC didnt have so much resentment towards Soo cuz of HJ, they could have remained best friends – maybe proven to be more loyal than JS.
wang looks at the photo of the real oh soo. jang: i think it’s right to chase soo out today from this home. wang says we should do that. jang says I told soo to come home but we should tell Young first. wang: let’s go to young’s room
soo is driving home. he remembers how MC said – deduct 5 days. for the price of getting Young treated by my sister – I’m saying I’m moving up the day you hand over your life to me. from what I can see you already decided to die. soo gets a call from JS and ignores it cuz soo remembers what MC said: the moment JS and HS get caught on Kim’s radar -they will die with you.
JS keeps calling soo but soo ignores it. their friend dong asks isnt soo picking up? maybe you really are out. dong tells him about all the buildings wang’s sister is making money off of and it seems suspicious. so JS thinks that will work. that woman is making a lot of profit so something (illegal) must be there. how can someone who is average have a building in gangnam even if she is educated – does that make sense. this has to be illegal for sure. he walks away so dong says stay out of it if hyung said to but JS says if it’s hyung-I would even go into a fiery pit with him – I will show him what loyalty is for sure
Young asks why aren’t you talking at all– didn’t you two come cuz you had something to say to me. wang and jang are nervous. young says I will speak first. since yesterday till today I thought about it carefully. I will get surgery. oppa found a doctor that could save me. doctor hyun is good but I want to get surgery by the doctor oppa is talking about. I want to trust her. weather she can really save me. please prepare so I can get surgery before oppa leaves
Lawyer Jang is on the phone with Young’s doctor (the one wang called). Jang says doctor Hyun knows doctor Cho (Moo chul’s sister) very well. her personality is rough/brusque but she has skills. she is a talented doctor that other doctors acknowledge at (medical) school. he (doctor Hyun) said we could trust her and entrust Young’s surgery to her. I dont know what Oh Soo is thinking.
Soo comes over so Jang invites him to sit but wang tells Soo to just go up. Soo says lawyer Jang asked to see me but wang says Young said she would have the surgery. we were going to request that you ask her to get surgery but there is no need. Soo: for the surgery – doctor Cho – the one I mentioned… wang interrupts and says: we will do that. Soo: this seems too easy. wang: there is nothing easy about it. we looked into dcotor cho and we can trust her so that’s why. you can go up. after Soo goes up Jang asks wang: why didnt you tell him. wang: he loves young. i think it’s been for a long time. i overheard the two of them talking yesterday and he sincerely worries about young. jang: that is probably cuz of money. wang: we control/manage the money. for the payment for deceiving young, the same time young finishes her surgery -he wont get a cent and he will be chased out of this home by me. the people who want their debt paid wont leave Soo alone, but that isnt our concern
Soo and young are playing in the snow and making snowmen of each other. he says hers is too big. she says you are tall so he says you will know when you open your eyes but I am not as tall as you think. she touches hers and asks is this me. he says yes. your nose, eyes, face, and hands are smaller than me so you are cute. she says I want to open my eyes and see. he says you will see soon. she wants to touch his nose to make the nose on her snowman. he says it’s too big. my nose isnt that big. he takes it away so she asks for it. Soo: I dont want to. he throws the snow at her so she says dont do that. he says then you do it too. so they have a snowball fight. she asks did you get hit. he says I did. Young: liar. Soo: it’s for real. he pretends to be hit each time she throws and says you can see huh? they laugh and play in the snow as soo narrates: for the first time I had fun like a kid. I wasn’t afraid of MC’s knife. for the first time in my 30 yrs of life – I didnt feel indignant (that life was unfair). I thought for sure that the world was fair for the first time. I shouldn’t forget this moment with young now so I wont feel it’s unfair when I get stabbed by MC’s knife. I remind myself hundreds and thousands of times. still there are moments in between when I am afraid. so then I try to think – until this moment today and the past she had been endlessly afraid of her death- Young who is in front of me. I am not feeling indignant/unfair about my life. I am happy now. That’s enough.
young is in bed with soo who is sleeping but she doesn’t know it. she says when I open my eyes (meaning when she can see again) I am going to walk alone for 24 yrs. and work on the nursery with my own hands. after that I am going to watch my favorite movie alone without anyone explaining it. also I want to see the face of the little prince you read to me to see what he looks like. what did you mean by that hideaway home last time– are you asleep. we said we would stay up all night talking today but you are sleeping. she turns around and moves his hand under the blanket. she tucks him in and her hand accidentally touches his cheek. she reaches out to touch his forehead and lets her finger go down his nose to his lips. she pulls away quickly. *she realizes she has feelings for him
she gets blankets and sleeps on the floor.
kim gives sora a plane ticket to go to switzerland 3 days later and there will be someone to meet you at the airport when you arrive. I know that the money that soo took is with you. I knew that from the start. she says then why are you getting money from soo. he says for payment for you liking him. the money in Switzerland will be all mine if you are still here after 3 days. also it will be the end of you and Oh Soo. see you later.
wang texts sora and says I cant do the favor you asked last time cuz soo needs to stay by young’s side. I hope you wont contact me again. I know soo’s identity.
sora calls young and says hello I am Oh Soo’s girlfriend. I have something to discuss so I was hoping we could meet today it’s about your brother so it would be good if you didnt tell him. let’s meet at the cheongdamdong café at one
soo comes over and asks why did you sleep on the floor yesterday. the blankets were on the floor. why didnt you sleep next to me. she says I was just a little uncomfortable. Soo: you were uncomfortable? but you slept well next to me other days. she says from here on let’s sleep separately. soo: why? young: the bed is a little uncomfortable. soo: ok then I will just sleep at the edge of the bed – will that be ok then. (he smiles as he offers to make more room for her on the bed) oh yeah today I am going to meet doctor cho and set a date for the surgery. she asks do you have a girl by any chance. soo: a girl? what girl. young: i just thought maybe you had a girl. he asks what she is talking about suddenly
in the car she asks do you have a girlfriend by any chance. soo: what’s up with all this about girls and girlfriends starting from this morning. I don’t have one except for you. young:do you really not have a girl. he says I used to but not now. young: is she a pretty girl? soo: why are you like this. i told you i dont have one. young: the ex girlfriend -was she pretty? soo: she was ok. young: she must have been prettier than me huh. he says of course. are you mad. it seems like you are mad. or are you jealous. young: between an oppa and his dongsang- why would I be jealous. you are an oppa and not a man. soo: that’s right. it’s funny to have jealousy between siblings. why are you meeting at cheongdamdong for the charity. young: we meet often like that – I just couldnt during that time after you came. he asks should I go and pick you up later after I meet doctor cho. she says MH will come and we are going to the office together. soo: even between siblings there is jealousy. I suddenly feel like crap. young: there is huh? I’m not the only one who is strange then huh. soo: a while ago you were jealous. young: what jealousy between siblings. he says go home quickly after meeting MH -if you are late you will be in trouble by me
Young waits to meet with sora and sora arrives
MC’s sister is looking at Young’s scan. soo asks her to look at it again. she says I saw it 10-20 times before you came. in a case like this there is no chance of success. soo: I will bring the patient tm. meet the patient and then give your decision/prognosis again. she says we dont come to a decision after seeing the patient. we come to a decision after seeing the scan. dont bother/torment the patient for nothing. there is not even 10 percent of success. even if she has the surgery it will end with her death. for the time she has left make her happy. soo says a hyung I knew in the past had a brain tumor.at first they said he would die but when they opened him up for surgery, the tumor was smaller than they thought. she says that case was like that but young’s case is that she relapsed. to have useless surgery when it wont work and mess with her tumor but soo interrupts and says how she is a good doctor and wouldnt do that. let’s talk tm. he leaves
soo stands in the hallway and cries alone
the other doctor says the patient is too young. MC’s sister looks at computer and then leaves
sora is sitting nearby Young. sora sends soo a text meant for young: your oppa is not the real oppa. he is just pretending to be your oppa. your real oppa died a year ago. everyone around you already knows. if you ask sec wang – you will know what I am saying is the truth. soo reads the text and doesnt even flinch. sora calls him. sora says after 3 days come to the airport at ten at night. if you dont come then. the text I sent you I will send to your sister. I am looking at your sister now. she is really pretty. I know why you like her. but if you have a conscience you shouldn’t have messed with a kid like that. isnt that so? she hangs up
young gets up and leaves
sora helps her and says be careful there are 3 steps in front of you. young thanks her.
MH goes over to young. he asks why she didnt wait inside
they go to the company. MH is having a meeting and young remembers touching Soo’s lips while MH talks
MH hears the girl oppa is dating asked to meet and didn’t show up. he says next time that happens dont come alone. also saying this is a little weird but about your brother… she cuts him off and says I don’t know this well but cant a sister feel jealousy over her brother? it must not be right. dont worry about it cuz it’s really a little bit. even when my mom and dad were too close, I was jealous. it’s light like that. MH says you know sec han too right? young: it’s in the past. MH: I am telling you truthfully – it’s in the past. really in the past. truthfully I like you a lot. my parents were opposed to you but after seeing you they thought my decision/choice was right. when i heard that my heart felt full. the president would have approved too. I will make PL group the best. young says but why didn’t that girl show up. what was she going to say to me. he says even when you are with me you only think about your brother. young: did I do that
soo is drinking with JS’s dad. the mom says to the dad you are drinking well even though you said you cant work cuz you hurt your back. the dad says how could I not drink when this kid came to see me. the dad needs to go pee so his wife says hurry and go if you need to.
the dad tries to pee outside so soo says you cant do it here -let’s go to the bathroom. the dad asks there is something that isnt going well with you huh. soo says there isnt. the dad says while you’ve been living today was the 3rd time you wanted to see me. after HJ died when you went to prison. what is not going well. soo says there isnt such a thing. the dad says you have to buy me cows. why arent you answering. you promised to buy me cows. is it a waste to buy them for me. soo: no I will buy it for you. the dad says let’s all go to the countryside to live together.
JS shows up and his dad yells at JS for not helping his mom and making her run the restaurant alone. soo helps the dad but JS pushes Soo against the wall and asks what are you. soo: dont make me talk. JS: aren’t you curious who I got beat up by like this. soo: I am not curious. JS: you arent thinking of catching wang huh. you arent thinking of living huh? soo says from here on – dont talk to me and dont act like you know me. meeting today -this is the end of it. I only came to see your dad cuz of that. JS: what if I cant do that. soo punches him. JS says that isnt much of a punch. how did you survive with those fists around here. during that time you were lucky. soo walks off so JS calls out: take me with you hyung but soo left
soo goes home and goes to her room instead of his when he hears the bell ring. he sees her sleeping in bed. she has the string tied to her hand. he remembers how MC’s sister said “in this case there is no chance (of success)” he leans over and touches her face. he cries and kisses young with his eyes closed. she opens her eyes at the touch of his lips and if she had sight, she could see he is trembling from crying.
Soo kisses her head and shows more affection that usual
young asks: can a dongsang like her oppa
wang says there seems to be something only the two of them know inside the greenhouse
JS: in your eyes -do I look like a guy who would kill oh soo.
kim: it’s not a bad deal/offer
a man says I found the doctor who lied to Oh Young
Soo punches out that doctor
wang: what is going on between the two of you
Soo: be quiet -that insincere look in your eyes -pretending it’s for Young’s sake-dont do it again
(I think Soo knows that Wang could have prevented Young’s blindness)
MC’s sister comes out of surgery and she looks upset.
Soo has tears in his eyes
young: why did you do it?
soo: cuz I love you.
I started crying when Soo got that threatening text from Sora cuz he wasn’t even fazed. He doesn’t care if Young knows the truth about him cuz the only important thing is to save her. He seemed numb to anything except the fact that Young’s surgery doesn’t have a chance of success. He was so happy and giddy during their snowball fight, but now he has swung the other way mood wise. Nothing can cheer him up now cuz losing Young means he loses everything. He has never wanted anyone to live this much. All those other times, I think his impulse to kiss Young was predicated on his attraction, but now it’s based on something entirely different. He wants to spend the rest of the time she has left doing things the right way. No more hiding behind the excuse that he is her brother. Even though she cant see, he wants her to see him as a man who is in love with her now.
written before it aired:
Last night something very monumental happened in that café scene towards the start of the episode. The minute Soo said, “if that’s not it, then I love you a lot,” that was the opening salvo for his heart to finally admit the truth aloud. It’s sort of ironic that when Soo’s voice started to break and he stopped himself from finishing his thought about how his attitude about life changed just from spending time with Young, that was when his confession had gained momentum. He stopped himself cuz he knew this wasn’t the time to finish his declaration. Forget that it was incomplete and Young probably didn’t even catch on, but at least Soo knows he was on the verge of making a full out confession. It sort of makes you wonder if he was able to tip toe so close to making such a great one now and it was this poignant, how much better will it be when he goes all out and confesses with no holds barred. Just thinking about it gives me chills.
I’ve been spoiled by dramas characters that clearly stood on the good side or the other. Not many had gray areas as much as this one. From day one, I just couldn’t figure out if Secretary Wang was pure evil or just misunderstood. Watching her break down in tears last night just ended up pushing her into an even more gray area. We know she allowed Young’s father to die and didn’t do anything to stop it, but then I’ve never seen a woman so devoted to a girl who isn’t her biological daughter. It’s at 11 episodes so shouldn’t we know by now where exactly to categorize her or is she going to end up shocking us all and be someone we didn’t even imagine. I have to admit, I am wary of the surprise element cuz from my past experience that would require dragging in hackneyed kdrama tropes in the last minute. I want TWTWB to stay high quality till the end so I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for a continual limited makjang show. Two people dying is enough if you ask me, we don’t need to complicate matters with last minute birth secrets.
I am loving Moo Chul more and more with each episode. Aside from how harsh he was to beat up Soo like that, I get why he did it. He can’t allow himself to show any weakness – not when he is so close to death himself. Till his last breath he is determined to go out playing the role of the thug, but I really wanted him to have one last scene where he is at peace with himself. I want him to leave this world regretting that he didn’t get to live longer to make a better life for himself. He needs to realize that even if Hee Joo never returned his love, he was worthy of receiving a love like hers. I want him to feel some sense of loss about that – for not giving himself the opportunity to prove that he could have loved someone so much that she would have been changed and affected by his love and vice versa. If he regrets not having done that, then it means he still has a soul. Maybe watching how much Soo loves Young and being moved by that enough to spare Soo’s life is going to be Moo Chul’s last chance for redemption – to show the world he can leave it a better man than he was while still in it.