That Winter, The Wind Blows E12

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I am beginning to think this writer is sadistic. Every emotion she can wring out of us she is doing that with every word, look, and action among these characters. I keep telling myself she is going to run out of great ideas and scenes sooner or later, but she keeps coming up with even better ones. The woman is G-I-F-T-E-D. I don’t think it should come as a shock that I bawled like a baby when Soo told Jin Sung that he wanted to live just once as a human being after living his whole life like trash that had been thrown out. It always comes down to that tree and being abandoned as a baby. That scar just won’t subside no matter how hard he tries to repress it. Even now when he is faced with someone who can love him for who he is and not blame him for who he became, he still feels unworthy of her love. All this time I thought Young would be the one who is going to need healing after what Soo and his friends did to her, but now I am realizing that Soo is going to need her love and attention way more. This man has a long way to recovery when it comes to building up his self worth.  A great big step in the right direction would be if he gains her forgiveness and she not only accept his love, but cherishes it. That is why that kiss in the cabin is coming at the most opportune time for both of them. It will literally be the most highly anticipated and talked about kiss for years to come.

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So often than not, by drawing the line so gray at first, you don’t know where your emotions should stand with some characters like Moo Chul and his sister, but darn if their brusqueness is now part of their charm. The closer it comes down to the wire, I am more confident that MC will do the right thing. He won’t kill Soo cuz killing Soo means MC is killing part of HJ’s memory. If he ever truly loved her, he can’t take the life of the man she loved with all her heart. I am so afraid of the tears I will be shedding when MC dies. I’ve grown to care about this character more than I ever realized I would. His life was so devastating, but now his death will be even more heart wrenching. I wish someone would hug him and show him some affection before he dies. I want him to feel one genuine human emotion from someone he cares about. I wish that person is Soo. The one man he wants to see least could be the person who might break through and shatter his fragile wall of façade. I hope that hug lingers and breaks MC down and reduces him to tears. It will be his turn to fall on his knees racked with emotion.

E12

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Starts from Soo remembering 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 she sees the scar on his neck. she closes her eyes before he sees her. he remembers the text sora said she would send to Young  “your oppa is not your real oppa. he is just pretending to be your oppa. come at ten at night to the airport in 3 days. if you dont come then the content of this text will be sent to your fake dongsang as is.”   he cries and holds her hand then turns away. he leaves the room but Young is wide awake

wang is about to sleep when she sees Soo leaving the home.

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Soo goes to the secret room and records a video message for Young. “it’s me Young. when you see this – you will know I am not your real brother. i dont know where to start talking from… he turns off the recorder and composes himself.  then he turns it back on. he holds out a pic of the real Oh Soo and says this is your real brother. he is different from me and was nice, responsible, and a good guy. he joked around well too and was popular with the girls. he hangs up the photo. he comes back and his voice breaks as he says your real brother loved you very much. really a lot.  he turns off the video and cries.

JS is asking a guy for money and says i will win in the game and pay you back. you know my skills. but the guy says how can you pay back Oh Soo’s enormous debt with one hand.  I really don’t have money. JS says why do you have these nice clothes if you don’t have money to live on. boss Kim comes over and calls out JS’s name. JS: did you call me

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they face off. JS asks in your eyes – do I look like a guy who would kill oh soo. kim says it’s not a bad deal/offer. I wont leave Oh Soo alone anyway. I will make sure you dont feel like you lost out. I will give you the money for your dad’s cows. but JS insults hm and says in banmal: you dont know how to judge people so that is why you got dumped by sora. also my dad likes Soo more than cows. Kim hits him.  JS: I can guarantee it –  even if Sora died, she wont be able to forget Soo by your side. of course if she is next to someone like you – she wont be able to forget Soo even more.  Kim orders his men to get rid of JS and leaves the area. JS says to the group of thugs: you guys should know to be ashamed. does it make sense to go one against 7. you should be embarrassed. they beat him up anyway. MC comes along and fights too and helps out JS. MC locks eyes with Kim as Kim leaves.

MC goes after Kim and gets in the car and hits Kim. he orders Kim to tell the guys outside to leave quietly so Kim tells his men to get lost.

JS has been beaten to a pulp.

MC says listen well- there is still time left till Oh Soo day of death. I put JS’s debt on top of Oh Soo’s debt so what is the problem.  Kim says why  didn’t you get rid of Soo yet. why? are you afraid? MC grabs his hair and says even bastards have rules. that is why I dont like you. you dont even follow the rules of a human being. you dont even follow the rules of a bastard. from the first day we made that promise till 100 days later -if Oh Soo doesnt pay me the money then i said I would kill him. if I cant kill Oh Soo then you can kill me. and JS wasnt part of that. whether a cow or a dog- I hate the ones who dont keep their promises the most.  if you are just a little patient- you can get the money and Oh Soo will disappear. I am warning you -you can get rid of me and I can get rid of you. dont do other useless things. MC leaves the car

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next morning Young is still remembering that kiss. When Young comes out and realizes Soo is standing there she steps back so he asks why are you so startled? Young: I wasn’t. she goes and sits in front of her vanity and he stands behind her and says the look on her face is a little strange. Young: I didn’t sleep well. Soo:why weren’t you able to sleep well? are you feeling ill? young: no. she drops a lotion so he puts it in her hand and asks are you really ok? young: yes. but oppa did something happen yesterday? Soo: no. why? Young: it just seemed like you came home really late. Soo: did you hear me coming in? she says no cuz you didnt come in till after I fell asleep. he touches her shoulder and gets close to her face and asks did you wait a long time for me yesterday- i should have called that I would be late. while living no one waited for me so I didnt think that you would have waited for me. he kisses her head so she says we will be late. go out so I can change. he says i will get the car and goes out

wang is standing there when soo goes down the stairs. he remembers the text that sora threatened to send. “your oppa is not the real oppa. people around you already all know that. if you ask sec wang you will know what i am saying is the truth.” Soo walks over to wang.  wang: if the hospital says she has to be admitted contact me right away and I will get her clothes together and go. he stares at her so she asks why are you like that. Soo: cuz often I don’t understand your actions/behavior. wang: which behavior of mine? Soo: why are you leaving me alone. when you already know who I am. wang: cuz right now our goal seems to be the same. Soo: your goal is Young? and not yourself. wang: it has always been Young for me -I dont know when you started though. hurry and set the date for surgery –  after surgery you have to leave this home empty handed. but he says when I leave this home I told you you would have to leave with me. young calls out oppa so wang says he is here. they leave together. some tech guys come in and wang tells them to go over there. she calls jang to come to the house now

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in the car Soo reaches over to put on her seatbelt but she says I will do it. so soo asks why are you like this starting from this morning.  jumping everytime at my touch. she makes up an excuse and says: It’s like this when I can’t see. if something comes at me without saying anything i get startled without knowing it. Soo: that’s possible. he puts her belt on and his and says I am telling you in advance but the the doctor we are meeting today is a little strange. she might say surgery wont work for you and she might say there is no chance (for success). dont get hurt by that. also no matter what insist you want the surgery. got that? he holds her hand so she says to let go of my hand. Soo: I dont want to. Young: let go. soo: tell me why I have to let go. young: it’s uncomfortable but he says just  put up with it if it’s uncomfortable. just go as is. and he keeps holding it. soo gets a call and ignores it

wang and jang watch the video feed the two men show them of the greenhouse where young and Soo go back and forth. jang says something is in the greenhouse. wang agrees. jang: what is this. wang: there might be something secret in there – I was always curious. how could Young and oh Soo have the same memories. there is something only the two of them know about in the greenhouse.

MH is showing some people some men in suits. MH asks what they think. he wants them to give their opinions. he wants marketing ideas for metrosexual and grooming.

Young gets her CT scan.

MC’s sister – doctor cho tells Young: the chance of a successful surgery is 10 percent. along with the surgery you have to have at least 6-20 sessions of chemotherapy. while having chemotherapy there are a lot more cases where it relapses (where the tumor comes back) than being cured. I cant recommend surgery. young says what oppa said helped. he said you would say that. no matter what I hear not to be swayed. Dr. Cho repeats again it’s only 10 percent chance of success for surgery. young says that’s enough – cuz oppa wants this I am doing this. i want to live too but often more than the patients, the people around them feel more uncertain/concerned. I want the people around me to think they did the best for me. I dont expect anything from surgery. i will do it

young sits and waits.

dr cho tells Soo “there is no hope so tell her to give up on surgery right now” but Soo says even ten percent hope is still hope. she yells what are you going to do about the 90 percent of failure. what are you for her to have to have surgery with no hope for your sake and have her head open on the operating table. to a kid who lived until now with difficulty you are  taking away her right to live peacefully for the remaining month or two that she has to live-  make her give up on surgery right now. she walks off as HS and JS look over at young sitting there. Soo leans against the wall letting her words sink in

HS orders some drinks and snacks but mira glares at her so HS asks what are you – acting that way to a customer. she asks the owner guy – why is she so rude but he says mira isnt. HS warns mira to be careful. the café guy tells mira to be patient -did you forget what lawyer jang said. the woman tells mira to take young her chocolate and drinks

mira brings the drinks and HS takes a sip of her drink but it’s too hot so Young smiles listening to HS’s reaction. HS asks what’s so funny. Young: everything you do is funny to me. she looks out and says the weather seems to be warm. the sunlight on my face makes me feel good. Hee Sun ah what color is sunlight? HS: there is no color – just a bright color. Young: bright color is different from white probably huh. HS nods yes. Young gets serious and asks: Hee Sun ah – can a dongsang like her oppa? HS doesnt say anything

* I love how Young brought up the color of the sunlight to broach the topic of her liking Soo – to illustrate that there are various shades of color like there are various types of love. very subtle and clever of the writer.

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JS says let’s ask wang for money. I will meet her. when you take young home today get your stuff from that home and come out. soo starts to give him money but gives his whole wallet and says this is everything I have (my entire fortune). take this and go with HS and everyone and go to the countryside. wang already knows my identity. no money will come out (of her). he turns to leave but JS stops him and says fine – you want us to live separately like strangers. J’s debt (his sister’s) is my debt starting from now and I will pay it back. that’s how our dealings will end.  soo grabs him and yells “let me behave like a human being for once too. when I was younger I got into fights and tormented your mom. when I was grown I gambled and stole the money your dad was going to buy cows with. now you too – do I have to kill you too? it wasnt enough I killed HJ but now HS too!? Kim is involving you guys too.  I am asking as a favor. listen to me (obey). Jin Sung ah – they say Young’s surgery wont work. to a kid who just made up her mind  to live – I have to tell her to give up now. cuz of someone like me – Young said she would have that scary surgery and made up her mind  but Jin Sung ah – till the end I am trash. even though I was thrown away like trash, cuz of her -just once I wanted to live as a human being. he lets JS go and says let’s really never meet again. he leaves JS there

HS says oppa and dongsang liking each other – what’s wrong with that. it could happen. Young: when I am with oppa it’s strange but my heart keeps racing and it flutters (meaning she has feelings of falling for him). I’m funny huh? HS: not really. Young: all that time I think I was alone too much – during that time I thought I was really living well but I must not have been – having feelings like this for my oppa.

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in the car ride over Young says I didnt know JS was uncomfortable at our home so that is why he didnt come…. she suddenly remembers the scar on Soo’s neck. she stopped talking so he asks why did you stop talking. Young: no..just.  from here on let’s not sleep together in one room. Soo holds her hand and says I dont want to. young: it’s uncomfortable. he holds her hand tighter. Young: it hurts – let go of my hand. she pulls her hand away and yells dont do this. he pulls the car over. young: I am sorry but it would be good if you didnt do it anymore. holding hands, hugging, or sleeping together.  Soo: why? Young cries and says last night I know you put your lips on mine. why did you do it? Soo: cuz I love you. Young: oppa – I am your dongsang. Soo: it doesn’t matter. she takes off her seatbelt and calls wang and gets out of the car.

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she says I am nearby Jun tae oppa’s café so come and get me. soo gets out and says I am sorry. I think I was wrong (to do that). she says no that’s not what I meant. I just…oppa I am scared. he tells her to get in the car. Young: oppa your feeling right now –it’s not just you – there is some fault with me too. but let us not do this – it’s not right to do this. she walks away from him. soo gets a call from the nice doctor- doctor Gu. he says I found the doctor who lied to Oh Young shi. his name is Kwak and has a eye center at shinsadong. that doctor has a lot of problems.(dr cho came by and asked to meet two other specialists). dr Gu goes back on the phone with Soo and says don’t give up on the surgery cuz we are going to do our best. dr cho thinks the same thing. he hangs up

wang is watching as young is walking away and Soo leaves alone.

HS says young likes soo as a man so why cant we ask her for money. if oh soo is not her brother, she can love him as much as she wants so it’s good for young and oh soo so what is the problem. don’t stop me.  JS says if you do that it’s over with you (between them).

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he walks away so she catches up to him and asks what did you say – that it’s over with me.  JS: yes it’s over. HS: are you crazy. you want to die. JS: let’s break up.   she walks away and turns and asks aren’t you going to hold onto me. he goes back and says hyung who always said cuz he was thrown away like trash that he would live like trash-cuz of young he wants to live like a person.  so I am going to let him do that. if you tell Young you will never get to see my face again. JS walks off. she yells just go – is someone going to be sad. if he is going to live like a person he has to be alive to live like a person.  she yelled out something else that sounds like chinese but it could have been the word for dummy.

Soo remembers how dr gu said the patient didnt go blind from her brain tumor at all. if she been diagnosed correctly and treated sooner she wouldnt have lived trapped at home at least. soo went and tried to track down that bad doctor – kwak but the office is closed.

wang gets young ready for bed. wang asks: did something happen with your brother during the day? you were with your brother so why did you call me – you didnt do that before. Young: you can go. wang takes the key to the greenhouse while asking what did the doctor say that you met during the day? Young: to get surgery. she would contact me when she sets a date for surgery. wang: that’s good. Young asks her to lock the door on her way out so wang says why lock the door. i thought you slept together with oppa at night. wasnt that it?  Young doesnt answer so wang says sleep well and leaves with the key

as wang gets ready to go out to the greenhouse soo came in. she goes over and says how Young asked for her room to be locked and she never said that before. is something going on with Young? Soo finishes his water and turns to leave. she grabs his arm and asks what’s going on between the two of you so Soo tries really hard not to hit her. soo yells at her to be quiet. cuz I am holding it in (his anger) with every strength I have right now so be quiet. young’s eyes are like that cuz of RP and not her brain tumor. if something goes wrong with her surgery and she cant see the world.. don’t make that insincere look in your eyes like you are doing it for young’s sake in front of me ever again.he walks away and she holds the key tighter

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young is reading and hears soo trying to open her locked door. he has tears in his eyes as he looks at the door.  there is a phone call so soo walks away.

wang goes and unlocks the greenhouse and finds the secret door.

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Soo answers the phone, but stays quiet. young: why aren’t you saying anything. soo: I want to be by your side. she rings the bell chime and says you are next to me. he smiles so she asks why aren’t you saying anything. he says cuz listening to you breathing it seems like I am next to you. young: oppa you know nothing happened between us right. soo: did something happen to us – was there something I didn’t know about. she asks are we going to smile and meet tm morning? (as in like nothing happened). he says I want to eat the cake you made suddenly. Young – should we eat ramen? she says no you will gain weight. let’s eat it next time. sleep well. he rings his bracelet bell for her to hear. they hang up and feel better.

wang goes to the secret room and looks at all the tapes and sees a ghost of young’s mom in the room. wang imagines young talking on the video – the other day when I went with mira to the hospital-  the doctor said I didn’t go blind cuz of the brain tumor but due to RP. sec wang – I know you planned this. I am sorry but today wont be the end of it. I am not alone – to me – I have a brother. wang is terrified. she looks over and imagines soo in the room too looking around and touching young’s brother’s photo. she goes over and takes down the photo of the real Oh Soo. wang almost faints looking at it.

*it’s like wang was looking at her own demons – her past wrongs. it wasnt the people she imagined seeing but the frightening reality of the sins she committed staring back at her that scared her out of her mind. She seems to have repressed her wrongdoings and justified them in her mind in order to look Young in the face and keep living.

wang stayed down there and watched the videos through the night. she smiles looking at young as a kid.

Soo is driving on the road

Young asks when Soo left. the maid says he wasn’t in his room a while ago when I went to the room. wang says I think I raised you well what do you think. young: you raised me well. really well. wang: strong like me, harsh, lacking, and sometimes cruel -right? young: what are you saying. wang: you always surpassed my expectations. the soup will get cold. let’s eat

soo leaves a message for the doctor kwak to call after his surgery. tell him it’s urgent business. he memorizes the doctor’s face from the poster on the wall

Sora is sitting and a man delivers a lot of cash. she texted to soo to come to the airport by ten tonight – if you dont come your fake sister will know your identity. soo waits outside dr park’s eye center

dr cho is about too go into simulation surgery with a case exactly like young’s. the doctor they called will come soon. jang calls out to dr cho, but dr gu says i am sorry but she cant talk now

soo is waiting in the car and gets a call from dr kwak – he is calling from the note Soo left.  soo follows the man in his car.

as he drives, soo remembers how doctor gu told soo: I dont know what crazy doctor said that, but just looking at the condition of her eyes we can know. if she went blind cuz of the brain tumor, the patient’s eyes wouldnt be so clean and pretty. she wouldnt have ended up living trapped at home at least. if she had been diagnosed and got treated her sight would have been better.

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dr cho comes out looking upset after the simulation. the nice doctor gu calls Soo and says I thought I should tell you right away. for the sake of oh young’s surgery’s sake we did a simulation today and surgery is not possible. of course the brain tumor, but also for her eyes it will be difficult too. I am sorry for making you expect for nothing. I made the patient suffer too long. soo cries and remembers asking young “tell me – I just want to know. what do you want to see the most.” Young: right now you. no matter how hard I try to imagine you. no matter how much I touch -I dont know well.  you oppa.

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he looks over at kwak and throws a bottle of some chemical out the window so the doctor  has to brake suddenly. soo goes over and beats the crap out of him. he remembers what he said to  her on the mountain top: if you could see this now it would really be nice– but more than this – what I want to really show you is you Young – more than anything I wish you could see yourself. you are really really pretty and cool. how she kissed him. he remembers that as he beats up the doctor.

*I bet her brother in heaven is looking down and clapping right now and thanking Soo for doing this in his place.

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at her door young wont let him in and tells him to go. he tries to go in but she stops him and says  we cant sleep together. I told you – I wouldn’t sleep with you now oppa. he tries to open her door again. he keeps his eyes down and says I will just sleep under the bed. now after a few more days – even if you tell me to be with you I  wont be able to stay with you. let’s sleep together. she wont let him go in and comes out of her room. he finally looks at her and calls out her name sofly. Young: I keep having feelings of you oppa as a man.  this doesnt seem right. I am scared of this feeling. soo: it will all pass. it’s nothing much. young: you putting your lips on mine – I keep thinking about it. soo: I am sorry. young: don’t be sorry. that’s not what I meant. soo: I wont do it again. I promise. just let me be by your side. she holds his hand and says oppa – you might be able to do that but I don’t think I can. she cries and says I’m not scared  of your feelings I am afraid of my feelings – help me oppa so that these feelings will disappear naturally. please I am asking as a favor. go to your room. she goes in and closes her door and holds onto the handle.

he turns and wang is standing there. she heard everything and she is furious. she says follow me.

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young gets a call. It’s sora and she says “the one you believe is your brother Oh Soo – I am Jin Sora who once dated him.  Oh soo is not your real brother. your brother died. young: what are you saying now. sora: sec wang knows that truth. tell Oh Soo – that I will wait in Italy where we went on our first trip. sora hangs up and walks away in the airport. young is in tears and shock.

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wang slaps Soo really hard over and over so he grabs her hands to restrain her. she says how could someone like you kiss young. how dare you lay a hand on her. Soo: I wish I could kill you. at this moment if I could kill you – it would be really nice. wang: what? Soo: young cant have surgery. she cant fix her eyes too. I don’t believe you love young. you – your existence that is like trash – you are just trying to find a reason for it from Young. wang: what about you. aren’t you trying to be compensated for your miserable life. young’s eyes? yes I did that. Young stands outside the door and listens to all this. wang: young knows that too. but why did she act like she didnt know – cuz she needs me. Soo: you are crazy. she says compare to the scar/pain you gave her I’m nothing. when Young knows you arent her brother -have you thought how she would feel? going into the greenhouse secret room and stealing Young’s memories and pretending to be the brother she missed so much -will Young be able to forgive that? for the 7 million debt – you pretending to love your donsang – do you think young will forgive that? young cries hearing that and suddenly remembers soo’s neck scar. how she saw it when he kissed her. then she remembers how Soo had that same scar when he told her on the day he read her brother’s letter “your brother said he loved you.” she feels pain and closes her eyes then opens them.

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preview

young trashes her secret room as Soo watches

young: how much of it was your planned deceit (up to where).

young: we are going to get the wedding dress fitted  today

young: sec wang and you too

the maid says this bell chime was thrown in the trash can

young:  (going so far as to) making me trust you too oppa? if not (going so far as to) making me love you too?

wang says young is acting strange – she wrote a new will with yesterday’s date on it

young: I am asking about the scam artist Oh Soo right now

she slaps Soo

Soo: I am telling you (now) – about me

young: we are really over now huh? (it’s really over for us now huh)

soo kisses young in the cabin

*it kills me that as heartbroken and feeling betrayed as she is – she still asks in a scared voice if it’s over for them. her anger reacted to the deceit, but her heart had to feel relief in a way and that’s the part that spoke aloud that question.

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written before it aired:

I remember watching a movie on cable ages ago and it had a girl who had been blind since birth. She had no concept of color or shape of objects. Her boyfriend could see so he would always try to think up ways to convey color and stuff to her. He made her hold big balls of soft cotton and say this is what clouds look and feel like. Then he made her touch something hot and say this is what “red” looks like. Then I think he might have used ice to convey blue – I can’t remember anymore. All I know is that over the years, that scene made me think up other objects or actions that could convey color or other feelings. I came up with stuff like puppies licking your face or babies holding on tight to your fingers for showing what affection looks and feels like. That scene in the café when Young asks Hee Sun about the color of sunlight reminded me of all that. It made me recall specific instances in this drama when Soo was able to show Young something new for the first time and there were a lot. In a way he “opened” her eyes to a whole new world. Young now knows what security feels like when he stands behind her and embraces her. She can feel the strength in his arms and that feeling of being safe and protected.  When his voice changes and becomes more soft and nervous, she knows what concern sounds like. Each time he holds her hand tight, she has a sense of familiarity and stability. If the road is rocky or precarious and he picks her up and carries her, she knows what sacrifice feels like. Probably one of the best things of all is the fact that a place she used to feel trapped in now feels like a home as she waits for him to come back each night. Those are just some of the invaluable things that Soo has given her, but over time all those memories have accumulated and culminated into one more crucial thing. She won’t be able to hold it in her hand or sense it from his tone, but she will recognize it from the reaction she has just being around him. There will be no need to describe it cuz she feels it from the tips of her fingertips to deep down in her soul. If Young could only see, she would know the look of being in love is reflected in her every gaze.

I must admit the last thing I want to do is dwell on the ending. I’m the type that enjoys the view as we head to our destination and as long as what I am looking out at is gorgeous, I couldn’t care less how long it takes to get there or what happens once we do. That’s why I really don’t want to think about who is going to survive at the end and who is going to die cuz I’ve gone through this with Scent of a woman and Arang too. I prepared myself for the inevitable and it never came so I feel optimistic about this show too. The writer did a wonderful job with this narrative so I asked myself –if she worked this hard to produce such quality work and invested so much care and attention to these characters, what kind of ending would she be satisfied with. Here is hoping she cares too much about these characters and won’t have the heart to write out a tragic ending. Even in a fictional world of kdramas – there is such finality about a character’s death that sort of stays with you for a long time. My prediction is based on what I’ve seen so far and doesn’t necessarily reflect what I want. I’ve accepted that Moo Chul will die, but his death will have significant meaning. How much of an impact his demise has on the story is best left to the imagination cuz knowing this writer, his ending will be fitting. It will more than likely be tragic in the sense that he goes out doing good and not evil. I want him to take his last breath feeling at peace, knowing he did something Hee Joo would be very proud of – and ending that brings relief to his conscience. Now for the moment of truth – our main two characters Soo and Young. I don’t think they will both die cuz that kind of morbidity isn’t warranted and it seems unnecessarily cruel –like when you twist the knife to inflict more pain as you stab someone. There is no beautiful ending if Soo and Young both die and my guess is that the writer could be considered hypocritical if she claims to love this script and add such a horribly misplaced ending. Their deaths would be a blatant blemish to an otherwise breathtaking masterpiece and only someone without a heart would do that. I’ve seen her interviews and she doesn’t seem capable of such wickedness. As for killing off either Soo or Young, that’s where my faith in Korean writers tend to get a little rocky. The only reason why I normally won’t watch melodramas or Korean movies is that I found Koreans love to kill off their characters for the most inane reasons like “it looks cool,”“it’s a sure fire way to be considered a tear jerker,” “it makes the story memorable,” “wanted to abuse my artistic license,” “to be historically accurate,” or “it made sense at the time.” Judging from the writer’s age and experience, I wouldn’t exactly place any bets that she won’t kill off a lead character.  Here is the one thing I am sure of though. If she does kill either one, it will be Soo. She wouldn’t dare kill off Young cuz Young already suffered enough in her life. If she survives the surgery and chemotherapy, the girl deserves a break. So does Soo, but he finally found redemption in his life so it makes more sense that he makes a sacrifice or two to save his friend Jin Sung or whatever crazy scenario that would require his death. To be perfectly honest, I really don’t understand why there has to be a sad ending at all. Didn’t these two suffer enough separately in their lives to earn their right to be happy together for the rest of their lives. I’m beginning to wonder how much power collective prayer really has to make a difference in the outcome for this drama. If we all start praying like crazy, by the end of the fifteenth episode, will we get a glimpse of our miracle or the start of our heartaches.

Just wanted to say something about Jin Sung and what’s going to happen tonight:

I don’t know why boss Kim would think Jin Sung would ever betray Soo or kill him. JS would kill himself before he ever hurt Soo. Not to mention Hee Sun would never forgive JS if he ever hurt Soo. Even if Kim threatened JS’s family, JS would still find another way out of the situation. This is all Moo Chul’s fault. He wanted JS to come work for him so badly, MC used JS’s sister and her friend to rack up all that debt and put JS in this tough situation. MC should settle JS’s debt and let JS off the hook. That would be the honorable thing to do.

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Translations from E13 7 minute clip

E13

mira cries cuz she must have confessed about the part she played in the deceit with wang and that other doctor cuz lawyer Jang yells: how can a person do that? how can a friend do that! the woman defends mira and says: she was young and her family was struggling (financially) too. the café guy says calm down lawyer jang. calm down. the woman hits mira and says why did you do that. even though I am on your side my insides are turning upside down.  (meaning she is upset with Mira)

jang goes and meets Soo. he slaps Soo and tells him to follow him. (Jang hit him cuz he hates that Soo was correct about wang)

wang greets Jang: you came. jang: where is young? wang: the greenhouse. jang: follow me. jang leads both soo and wang to talk. (I think he is going to mention the whole business with that other doctor and the role wang played in that)

young: you really like the wedding dress right? wang: yes – when lawyer jang, Myung ho, and your brother see it too – they will like it. young: only you need to like it. you raised me for over 20 years so it’s too bad this is the only present I can give you. wang: what does that mean? young: after I get the surgery and I am able to see –at that time I wont need your help. now like oppa – you should prepare to leave.

young: you need money? HS: help. you have a lot of money. young: go quietly. Insults are about to come out (of my mouth). HS: you love Oh Soo too. Young:  to you guys – me being in love is a pretext for getting money huh. HS: for Oh Soo- it’s a matter that has his life on the line – will trust you will give it ( the money) she gets up and leaves

Wang shows sora’s number to jang and says it’s Jin sora’s number – she used to be oh Soo’s girlfriend- I was wondering why her number was here so I called her- she said she already told young everything about oh soo

Wang calls soo and says you come back right now – young already knows all about you. He looks over at young.  Young asks who is it. Wang says there is something strange about young’s behavior. Come back right now. Young tells him to hang up the phone. soo tells wang – after the trip ends we will return home safely. he gets off the phone. Young says let’s turn off the phone it’s getting in the way (interrupting)

MH calls jang and asks what is going on – young texted and called off the engagement without a word to me and told Jung to go out as president cuz she isn’t going to. Did you know that? Jang wonders what is going on. Wang says we have to find out where the two of them went on the trip

Soo says the road is blocked. Young asks what does the navigation say. Soo says it says to go straight but cars can’t pass here (they can’t go in) want to walk? Young: I thought you would say let’s go back. Soo: we already started this road so it’s a little odd to go back. Get out.

He piggybacks her and says we arrived. I will put you down. Young: you are dead cuz I am hungry. Soo: we can just eat- by any chance is there nothing here at all? Young: probably. Soo: no way

He chops wood – well tries too. She hears him miss and says dad chopped wood well. Soo: I am doing it for the first time. Young: you don’t have strength huh? Soo:you don’t do this with strength but by a knack (knowing the ropes) Young: then you don’t have a knack for it.

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58 comments on “That Winter, The Wind Blows E12

  1. You my dear are so incredibly speedy!!! How ever in the world do you do it?!!! Loved your thoughts on the ending – I am not sure I will ever understand the Korean compulsion for extremely tragic – though sometimes it is beautiful (I am thinking Princess’ Man and the Princess’ husband for anyone who has seen that one).

    There were so many amazing scenes in this drama!!! Ah!!! I have no words!!! That scene where they chat on the phone, that was so incredibly romantic!!! I am using waaaaay too many exclamation marks, but this drama just brings out the emotions in me. This writer sure knows the human heart and how much emotion to wring out of it.

    I also think that Moo Chul is going to redeem himself. I have liked him from the beginning (even when he was a complete jerk), and I hope he goes out doing good. I am glad that Young now knows for sure that he’s not her real oppa, but I really, really, really wish that Soo had told her in that scene at her door (where he had on that lovely blue shirt and burnt orange pants). I hate that So Ra is the one to tell her. And Sec. Wang – ack!!! That woman!!! I hope she gets her just desserts!!!

    Thank you again for the amazing, and super speedy recap Softy!!! My hat’s off to you!!!

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  2. momof3 says:

    i really wept during the Os and Js exchange as well as during Os video recording for OY. thought JIS did a great job in conveying the sorrow and and pain and trying to suppress his tears. anyone felt the same?

    softy, i really hope you are right abt the kiss tonight. OS really needs to feel loved and accepted, esp since his abandonment like trash still haunts him. please young, dont reject him, even though you are still freshly hurting from all the lies and initial deceit. wish someone would tell her that yes, the initial premise was to cheat her of her money but now, he really loves her and is willing to die for her.. i really hope she realises it soon and not only at last episode.

    i am worried abt the reaction to the kiss cos i feel she may reject it.. after all she did only just find out the truth right? hope i am being too pessimistic…

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  3. Madcap says:

    Amazing review!!wat an excellent writer u are,such depth n insight…agree wth all ur tots n observations but wouldn’t b able to express it so eloquently.Thank u n u r rite,tonight s kiss gonna b Epic!Tq n love ur jottings!!

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  4. tetzie says:

    you’re awesome – as dewaanifordrama says you are too fast and able to give us the good insight on every part of this drama, helping us understand and pointing out writer’s intentions/reasons with clarity – you are gifted & smart – KUDOS, HURRAH to you SOFTY!!! thank you so much. I appreciate more this drama on the same level I like both the lead actor/actress whom I admired most, It started with them why I watch this drama, and the good story a bonus – actually every part of this drama is good. From the lead actor/actresses, the support group, JS, MC for one even SW, the WRITER and DIRECTOR, the CINEMATOGRAPHY – awesome!!! and of course you guys, you Softy and others who give their thoughts what’s going. The writer who keeps all of us wandering what will happen or how she will end this drama. AWESOME!

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