I knew this was going to be my main pic for tonight the instant I saw it. One of the best scenes in this drama so far if you ask me. The look on his face perfectly captures all the emotions he is feeling – love, regret, longing, relief, hope, and a little bit of prayer. He was willing this car to keep going at this pace for as long as it could so he could memorize every feature on her face and her smile. He was trying to read if she was happy and content – if she was doing okay without him. I bet this is the one time he really took advantage of her being blind to keep staring over at her. It’s like just seeing her for these few seconds was enough to keep him going for another few days. This is how much she means to him so can you imagine how painful it will be for him to realize how her smile was just a pretext – to mask all her pain and loneliness. Her life before Soo wasn’t great, but now without him, there is too much of a void she knows she can never fill. Enduring the pain from her tumor was one thing, but this ongoing ache in her heart missing Soo was just too much for her. This cab ride wasn’t long enough cuz Soo didn’t get to see the most important thing. He didn’t get to see the truth written on her face – hidden cleverly behind the façade of contentment.
starts from Young watching a movie and remembers how they watched a movie together. how he explained the two people (on the movie) are sleeping together. Young: holding each other? soo: no separately. the man on the bed and the woman in the living room. that frustrating guy really ate ramen and slept. how young giggled over that
soo waves a cab over. his bracelet bell rings so he looks at it.
soo is walking and keeps hearing that bell ring. he stops and cries just standing there.
young smiles watching the movie – then her eyes fill with tears.
Kim tells JS that I already finished making a deal with Oh Soo but he said to leave you out of it. what do you think. cuz I cant trust Oh Soo without you. JS: your head is working. hyung cant play a game without me. ok do it that way, but dont forget that hyung cant know. JS leaves
MC’s sidekick watched that.
Kim’s guy shows him photos of JS’s sister
HS is riding on the back of Soo’s bike. Soo remembers giving Young a ride.
Soo says I gave you a ride on a bike and you don’t feel good? she drinks and pours. they keep drinking and Soo says it’s nice.
Jang tells Young: Oh Soo left the money and went- I told him to take it. he said he only needed one stack of checks so he took that one and left. I dont know why that guy came here. Oh Soo must have liked you for real. Young: I dont want to hear it. Jang talks about planting flowers here -what should we plant, but she says leave it and I will do it after I get surgery. he offers to water them at least cuz they are wilting. she asks to push back going to the hospital a day cuz they said I cant have a cold and I dont feel well. jang checks and says you dont seem to have a fever. she says dont worry I have medicine that dr cho prescribed for me. he says it’s not like you dont want surgery right. she says why would i – you said dr cho was reliable. also if I turn down having the surgery, you wont leave it alone. even if you have to knock me out, you will take me to the hospital. isnt that right? he laughs and says you know. I am going to be sure to make you have surgery – I see hope. she points out he has to go kimcheon tm but jang says i wont go. I will stay by your side. she reminds him it’s a case involving an unfair murder so go. but he says i wont go. she says my life is not great – cuz I cant do anything alone – you cant rescue someone who in involved in an unfair murder. she gets up and leaves
HS asks: why didnt you take the money from Young? are you putting your life on the line to “look good” (or “save face”). don’t you know how hard I worked to try to save you. he says I know. HS: a guy who knows does this? a guy who knows how Young opened her heart big and gave that money doesnt take it and comes back empty handed? and now you are putting your life on the line to gamble again? you did bad things to Young so if you dont take the money given and come back does a rag become a towel? if you are a rag – act like it and if you are a thug – live like a thug and dont confuse a person. Soo says I should have done that -if I am a thug I should have acted like a thug till the end– why did I have to fall in love. why did I fall in love. when I came out of that home I was going to be bold cuz I love her and she loves me. for my sake she will live for sure (his exact words “looking at me- for my sake she will live for sure”) so that is why even though we broke up like this now – at least just once- even by chance we will meet – i believe that so I left that home without being able to be bold and was impudent/brazen without a word of apology. but when I was like that Young looked at me and said she loved me. HS: did you like it. how was Young when she said that. Soo cries and says: she said she was happy but I could see she felt lonely. crazy guy – should have just deceived and not make her love me. crazy guy – it would have been better to just deceive her- I shouldnt have let her love someone like me. he keeps sobbing
young is working out and Soo is running. he calls her but she doesn’t answer even though her phone says it’s Oh Soo.
HS worries about JS and says if you go into the gambling place and something bad happens to you too. JS: that will never happen. If MC stays out of it – there is no one who can beat hyung and me– game or fighting. she hugs him and says this is the last time. he says after this is over let’s go to the countryside. HS: save oh soo. JS: dont say anything to hyung. he kisses her cheek so Soo comes over and asks if they are having a morning kiss. JS says pretend like you dont know. HS gets up and leaves. JS: I tried to get a room for our game but I couldn’t get one. Soo says I already finished talking to Kim. you can stop being interested. JS: ok. soo doesnt trust him and asks -you really understand right? JS: you said MC is staying out of it then I feel at ease/relieved. Soo: I am going to trust you. JS smiles and says trust me.
wang drives to some place and watches an elderly couple – maybe her parents
the cafe couple and mira are setting the table when young comes over and they all say good morning to each other. young asks what is going on cuz everyone gathered this morning. jang explains how complained about the maid’s cooking and how he cant eat it so the cafe woman made all this food – going early to the market. young says it smells good. the woman says when you go to the hospital, you wont get to eat delicious food for the time being so eat up. mira tells young where the side dishes are. jang tells her to taste it and young says it’s good. she tells him to go to kimcheon after breakfast. she tells the others how jang has lawyer work on a murder case but cuz of me he wont do it. we cant let that happen. young says out of these 3 one can watch over me so the woman says I will do it. mira says I will do it. the cafe guy tells jang to do that cuz a person’s life is on the line. so jang agrees. since you go to the hospital tm afternoon, i will come for sure by then. young: I saved a person. jang says let’s eat.
MC’s sister tells soo that young pushed back the date of the surgery till tm – didnt you know. soo asks if young called but she says no jang called. he went somewhere before the surgery but she will come tm though for sure. Soo: if young has surgery, her eyes but dr cho cuts him off and says let’s not talk about the surgery. he asks what about the brain tumor but she says don’t ask. they both smile and he says I will come again. she asks do you know MC’s condition. he doesn’t seem to so she says no just go
MC’s sidekick asks for some painkillers from MC and he wants you to say hello to your parents for him so dr cho calls MC crazy and says tell him to do that.
soo calls and asks why aren’t you answering manager oh. call me.
he texts young – Young it’s me oh soo -can I contact you once in a while like this –even though it’s not often – just sometimes – when I am curious to see if you are living well. he doesn’t send the text
a blind girl comes over so soo stares at her. she crosses the street and he walks ahead of her. she comes over to where he is at the bus stop. she tells the people she is blind and asks the people around her to let her know when her bus number comes over cuz there is no announcement. soo asks what bus number she rides. she says 7611. he says I will tell you when it comes. she thanks him. the bus comes so he tells her it came. she thanks him. when she gets on the driver gets annoyed cuz she is taking a long time and tells her to hurry and get on. she apologizes. soo goes up and helps her sit down
mira and young are with other blind kids coming out of the center. young threatens not to buy them pizza if they don’t obey. mira says do you want to eat pizza at the center or line up. the other kid tells the others to get in line or you are in trouble. the kid lines up. young says maybe we should have just eaten here but mira says how much the kids like this a lot – you can hear them right. the bus stops and the blind girl gets off and soo watches her leave. the blind girl knows young’s group.he sees her greet young’s group. the kids tell her they are going to go eat pizza so she wants to join them so Young invites her along. Soo stares at young as his bus leaves. soo suddenly asks the driver to stop and says it’s urgent. I’m sorry. he runs back to where he saw young.
at the pizza place soo sits nearby at another table section and watches young with her group. he smiles looking at her. he doesnt take his eyes off her.
mira and young are in the car and soo follows in a cab. driver asks if he should continue to follow the other car so soo asks the driver to pull up ahead of the car and pull over at the intersection so he can get out. his cab passes next to her so he stares at young for as long as he can. mira sees soo’s cab pass by and watches soo get out.
soo stares over at young again as he walks by her car. mira says it’s for real. young asks what is wrong. mira asks the driver how long the cab was following them. he doesnt know. young asks what is going on. mira says it’s nothing and then says I saw oh soo oppa. he was in a cab and passed our car and it seemed like he was looking at you. i wasnt sure but it was for real. young: he did. how did his face look? did he look ok? mira: I don’t know. he didn’t really look good.
HS asks what are you – what are you to always come to me and be like this. Soo said he was done with his deal with you (as in what he owes him). MC: did Soo say that? our dealing for the past 15 yrs – it’s over on his own? she accuses him of thinking he has suffered the most in the world –more than me whose older sister died – more than my mom and dad whose daughter died -you are the most pitiful huh? that’s really funny. all you did was lose a woman you had an unrequited love with – but you act like you’ve suffered the most in the world. even if I wanted to understand I cant understand. MC: that is why at least I am going to understand myself. HS: what? MC: cuz you and the whole world cant understand me – I will understand myself. in this world I wont be the only guy who had a woman he loves die. in the world – a guy who has been rejected – a guy whose life was messed up cuz of his poor family – if you look in the world there will be a lot. this stuff didnt happen just to me. she asks are you maturing. He says how he is living too and suddenly feels pain. MC: at the young age of 16 – my mom dad and younger siblings – eight lives were in my hands. your older sister who was pretty when she smiled, she cried and died in front of me. I wasnt ok. if I get reborn I wont live like this. but anyhow – this is the end for me. HS ah – even though the rest of the world insult me – I wish someone would understand why I lived like this. if I don’t understand myself at least then it’s too pitiful. he smells the flowers and says it’s nice. so this is what a flowers scent is like. he walks out so she says are you not feeling well? your face is strange. go to the hospital-you don’t look well
the sidekick says go to the hospital. MC says dont forget what I asked you. the guy says Oh soo doesnt know your heart. HS and JS – they all don’t know. if you werent going around all this time taking care of them -Oh soo and JS would have died by Kim’s hands already. that you protected them like this .. MC tells him to go and organize my house. MC walks away alone. the kid who works for Kim – nam is following MC down an alley
soo is meeting with a group of old guys. one says he wont play a game with Soo unless soo accepts their rules cuz the guy knows how Kim is gambling unfairly (as in cheating and conning) and it’s a lot of money. soo agrees to the guy’s deal -fine – do it that way. house -boss kim and dealer you. and you bring the cards so we cant play any games (as in bring a new deck). the guy says change the house to here. Soo: no that wont work- I have to win your money but getting even with Kim is the objective so kim cant be left out cuz you guys win less. the guy agrees. soo tells them to tell Kim all the rules for the game. if he says no then tell him never mind. before he leaves soo says this is getting fun.
young is in bed with mira. mira is sleeping but young gets up and takes her phone
wang transcribes a book in braille for young. she narrates -wanting to meet -separately embracing it in your heart -isnt it better to stay apart till the end. then you will be able to live embracing hope in your heart. she gets a call from young. wang asks what is going on young. did something happen to you. young: you shouldnt talk like this. the person who chased you out called you late at night- not cursing and with a worried voice asking what’s going on -if you talk like that then what do I say. wang asks: why – cant you sleep? are you scared about going into surgery tm? young: a little. what are you doing alone everyday. dont lie you are at home. you cant go home cuz of your stubborn father. tell me. what are you doing alone every day. wang says since you are saying it like that i have nothing to say cuz i am used to lying. young says it’s a pitiful life. wang says – living a long time I get to see this -you and I are kidding back and forth. sleep. after surgery call like this again. young: hang up. wang: ok.
young goes to soo’s room. she imagines him standing behind her putting on some skin product. she says this is the scent. he asks why did you come – couldn’t you sleep. she says uh. he tells her 3 steps to the left and it’s the bed so she goes and gets in. he says you cant go into other guy’s room this easily. like I said before oppa dongsang relationship-you cant use arms as pillows. just sleep straight. she says uh. they are in bed and he pushes her hair behind her ear. he asks should I give you my arm as a pillow. she says uh. he puts the little prince book on her lap and asks for her hand. he runs her hand over it and asks can you feel it. Young: uh. Soo says this is the mountain and the little prince went up to the mountain. she says I know. he talked to the echo. soo says i feel bad for him – it was just an echo and he was alone- why did the little prince think that was a conversation. why are all fairytales sad. young starts to cry and she is all alone in bed having this conversation by herself.
jang is on the phone with young: you were packing. he is about to say something about his work but he asks to put mira on the phone but young asks what about your work. he says put mira on the phone but young says tell me cuz mira is busy packing my stuff for the hospital. she asks mira to get her some water. mira tells him to hurry and come and make soup and leaves the room. young asks what is going on. jang says the work here is not easy – it is complicated. i wasnt going to take the case and go to seoul but the victim’s mom cried all night and asked for my help. young says to take care of work and then come. what is there to worry – I have mira oppa and unni to watch me 24 hours. jang: but I should be there. young: surgery is tm morning. tonight I only have to take tiring tests. If you keep this up you will end up coming inside the operating room. he says ok I will finish work and be sure to go to the hospital at night. they hang up.
mira is packing and says I dont want to I will wait till ajussi comes and see you are ok and then go. young says you can only stay till one. but he will come at 4. you have a job interview to go to. mira: is the job the problem now – it’s ok. young: let me try to be a friend too. she gives mira a present for her interview. mira asks are you really giving me this. young says I wont give it to you unless you go on the interview. put that on and go on the interview. I have ajumma (the maid) if you are going to stop by the salon and go you will be late. hurry and go. mira says ok. I will pack your bag and tell ajumma after she is done cleaning and then go. young: ok. she asks if jun tae oppa’s kids are ok. mira says the younger one was hospitalized but he is ok now. they will come to the hospital tm before your surgery. mira asks why young took out all the braille books. you just need one or two to read at the hospital. young says i read them all so i read fast.
young calls the hospital and tells the receptionist she will go by 9pm. young says sorry I had urgent business. surgery is tm morning and I already finished my tests. the girl says there are some more tests to take. young says my belongings will go in this afternoon. I am sorry. I will be sure to go in by 9pm.
mira tells the maid jang will come at 4 so don’t leave young’s side till then. mira calls up to young I will go and do well at my interview. young says fighting
soo finds out that Young’s check in time for the hospital changed to 9 pm. he asks who changed the time. the woman doesn’t know. he asks where is dr cho and dr gu now. she says in surgery
the maid tells the driver to throw away all the braille books. wang made the books but after surgery young wont need them she said. young comes in and says lawyer jang just called now and he will arrive soon. she tells the maid and driver to go to the hospital and settle her stuff at the hospital and then both of you go on a break as planned. the maid says then young will be home alone so young tells them – you think I cant be alone for just 30 mins. maid says that’s not it. young tells them to go – I will go when ajussi comes. the two of us have business to talk about. hurry. the maid says ok and have a good surgery. they leave.
young goes to the greenhouse on her way to the secret room, but her hands brush against the lamb’s ear herb she knocked down that soo put back. she cries touching it. *if it wasnt for this, she would have gone in and seen Soo’s video message to her
soo checks the time and waits at the hospital. he sees young’s maid and driver. he gets a call from MC but says I will call later and goes after the maid.
MC is in pain and takes some medicine
jang is driving and cant reach young.
young is sitting in the greenhouse and ignores the call from jang. she stands up and throws away the key to the secret room and leaves
mira gets a call from jang. what about young? she starts to run.
HS asks to go with him cuz I end work in a little while but JS says you will ask for money again if you see young so you cant. I will go and come back. HS says when you see young, give her my best then. JS: what greeting – it will be good if I dont get slapped. like hyung said I will stand guard at the hospital and go to the operating area.
*I think JS is lying. MC watches him leave from his car.
mira keeps calling and tries to catch a cab.
jang is stuck in traffic and keeps calling young
dr jo and soo hear that the patient called herself and pushed back the time. soo worries and takes off running and gets a call from young
she is sitting on the stairs. young: hi. soo: hi. she says I am calling cuz I didn’t get to take your call. i was also curious if you are doing well. you’re ok right? soo: yes but where are you. werent you supposed to be checked into the hospital today. she says that’s right – I am in the hospital now. he says no I am at the hospital. where are you. she gets a call from jang. into the phone, she says I’ve been caught. I am at the house. I was afraid of the surgery. when I think about lying naked on the cold surgery table alone it was terrible. but don’t worry. jang is coming now and I will go to the hospital soon. the doorbell is ringing he must be here now. dr cho tells soo jang called and he cant reach young. soo runs and asks young- did you watch the video? she says no. he says what I wanted to say to you, I recorded on a video for you so go to the greenhouse now. go there now but she says I have nothing else to hear from you. I told you – I understood. he says even if you dont have anything to listen to I have something to say so don’t hang up and listen to me. she hangs up and puts the phone next to her. he calls out her name and runs. he is looking for a cab. but there are no cars. MC pulls up and honks at soo
young goes down the stairs and to the kitchen. she is heading for some knives.
MC gets out and punches soo and then kicks him. soo says sorry but let’s talk later right now young…but MC hits him. soo hits him back and yells we can talk later. young is in danger – if I don’t go now. young will….MC says It looked good -your love – I really wanted to know there was love in this world and there really is love. like when I first met you – I wanted to say my last goodbye. he puts his car keys in soo’s hand and says go. MC staggers away and soo says I will call later. we can talk later. he takes off in MC’s car.
another car pulls up and MC turns to look at the bright light and that kid stabs MC in the stomach with a knife. MC cries as he realizes who just killed him.
*this was the kid he tried to keep out of this line of work cuz he is too young and now this kid has committed murder – there is no going back for this guy now – he is going to go on the same path as MC and be a thug. I think that saddened MC. Plus the fact that he didnt get to say goodbye properly to Soo
soo is calling Young but she isnt answering. his voice narrates: I have to tell young that- I was wrong -I love you – it’s not the end for us. let’s meet again. even by chance I really hope I get to see you once. all those words – even if I wasnt able to makes excuses…..
she is sitting by the tub with the water running as he runs to the house.
soo narrates as blood drips into the water: I have to tell young that at least. in this painful world, life is not a big deal – if it disappears it disappears-me who thinks that’s what life is – at least you Young – you became my last reason to live like a human being – couldnt I be that for you? in this scary/terrible world -your last reason for living -could I really not be that?
soo runs into the house and calls out her name. he hears the water running
he goes to the bathroom and sees her slumped over with her wrist slashed -blood dripping into the water. he holds her in his arms and calls out her name over and over.
I can’t stop crying. I dreaded translating that last scene, but I had to do it first. I didn’t cry at all when it aired due to stunned disbelief, but I couldn’t stop crying as I translated it starting from MC’s death scene. His death was overshadowed by Young’s actions at the end. We didn’t get to focus on MC at all cuz the shock of what she did overwhelmed everything. It took over the entire episode – all those sweet moments just evaporated the moment that last scene came out. I was so afraid for JS this entire time and when Young gave Mira that necklace for her interview present, I was like “wait isnt that the action of someone who is going to kill herself – giving away gifts” but my brain didn’t even go there cuz it just didn’t seem like a possibility. Then when she lied to Jang and the others about when he would be home and tried to get the place to herself, I was like what is she up to. I swear – the minute she went to the kitchen I knew what she was going to do and I lost it. I was so angry – how could she do this to Soo. Didn’t she know that if she dies like that, he will blame himself. He will never recover from it and he will hate himself even more than how much he hated himself for HJ and his unborn baby. cuz HJ’s death was an unfortunate accident – this one was premeditated and planned. Young didn’t do this last minute. She probably hatched her plan the minute she encouraged Jang to take that case out of town. She didn’t stop to think that Soo will have to live with the death of two women he loved – that is just beyond cruel. If she dies during her surgery that is one thing, but to take her own life and not even give a thought to what it would do to him –not to mention poor Jang. he thought he was doing such a good job taking care of her – he will hate himself too for failing to protect his friend’s daughter. Say what you want about wang, but this would never have happened if wang had been around. Even though she made Young blind, at least for all those years she made sure young never took her own life and kept her safe.
At this point I don’t even know how to react if Young survives this suicide attempt – I don’t know if I can forgive her for this. How can Soo forgive her? I just know one thing – I don’t forgive writer Noh. After all this time falling in love with this drama and wishing for more, this felt like a slap on the face. I am going back to my original pact with myself – no more Korean melodramas or movies again for quite some time. I’m going to need years to recover from this one.
*for the first time ever, I am suddenly grateful this is only 16 eps. I can’t imagine if this was 18 or 20 eps and this happened now. At this point, I dont think even a wedding, honeymoon, and grandchildren running around could make up for how I feel right now. E16 had better be a freaking masterpiece to make it up to me. I was devoted to this show – I betrayed JW for this – this drama owes me.
**Now that I know writer Noh was following the Jdrama version, I don’t know if I hold her any less accountable. I still feel like she owed it to her viewers not to do this though. It’s just my personal belief, but I hate when dramas use suicide as an answer or an option – it’s even worse if it was used merely as a cliffhanger. It’s something that is prevalent in Korean society to the extent that it cripples people thinking this is always a choice. Lines have to be crossed somewhere that this shouldnt be acceptable. Taking a life just causes more lives to be destroyed. This writer had a gem of a drama, but whatever she has in store for us for the finale – now there will be this cloud hanging over everything. whatever happiness these characters find at the end, it came at a price that was almost too high to pay. I really wish she would have stuck with the character who changed – if Young really was a different person now as a result of falling in love, this would not have been her choice. If she really loved Soo like she said, she would have thought of him. What he did to her was wrong, but this was worse. She was taking away his chance to make it up to her. Their love kept this drama strong and on track – it hasnt been derailed yet, but it’s going to take a lot to get it back on course.
Written before it aired:
There is only one way to end this drama the right way and we all know it. Anything less and we are going to feel like the rug has been pulled out from under us. Some of the jaded more experienced viewers of melodramas started this show by holding on really tight to that rug knowing full well it will be yanked out from under us at the end, but newbies like myself are holding onto something totally different – our naïve faith that dramas we have come to love and cherish this much just won’t do anything to let us down. Let’s see if we get a hint of the finale tonight to see which side is still going to be standing and which group will be feeling the icy cold of the floor beneath them.
I haven’t seen enough melodramas to know, but is there some kind of unspoken given rule that I don’t know about where main characters have to die just cuz of the type of drama it is? Would it really hurt the story if these people didn’t die? Didn’t the threat of death looming over them serve as enough of a ploy to keep viewers interest and on their toes? Why follow through and actually kill off someone? Would anyone really complain and say “hey we feel ripped off, he or she should have died – what a wimpy ending.” If there are viewers who would actually think or say that, why reward such idiocy with a useless death. For me, when characters die in a drama, their death has to serve some kind of purpose or I feel like that character was wasted. No matter how hard I think about it, even if we get the kind of quasi happy ending where Young is the only one who is still alive at the end, tumor free with her sight back, walking around enjoying the view of the spring blossoms, not a single part of me will be celebrating her life with her. I don’t care how great the view is, the fact that she is alone and has to start her life over again without Soo is going to ruin everything for me. Now picture that same scene and say by some miracle Soo is next to her, but somehow JS had to die along the way for these two to get their happy ending. I still won’t be happy cuz it means Soo and Young’s happiness will be tainted and came at too high a cost. Losing a little brother like JS is not something Soo will easily forgive himself for. It will be like all those years it took to forgive himself for HJ’s death, but now he has to start over and forgive himself for being responsible for JS’s death. No way – not a good way to end this drama at all.
Writer Noh finished her script ages ago and I read the last episode will be filmed days before airtime to prevent script leaks, but at least four people know the ending already – the writer, director, JIS, and SHK. This means everything is pretty much set in stone and there is no way to undo what’s been filmed already, so here goes – my reasons for why these characters just can’t die:
Young: The poor girl suffered enough. After everything she went through in her life, killing her off with a brain tumor or leaving her blind just seems like the cruelest thing a writer could ever put down on paper. Writer Noh looks sensible and just doesn’t seem like the type of woman who has it in her to go there – that’s the kind of insanity that can ruin a writing career cuz no self respecting writer would ever feel justified in following through with that sort of blatantly depressing ending. A great deal of my admiration for her this time around on this drama is going to get bogged down in confusion and frustration- who knows if my respect for her talent will be able to crawl out of that mire.
Soo: You can’t keep one of them alive without the other. They are a pair now so if Young lives, Soo must as well. Neither can function without the other anymore as evidenced by the last scene on E14. The realization that Young is out of his life crippled him – he couldn’t even walk anymore. His emotions flooded his ability to function. Same for Young, she just sat there in a trance realizing how much it hurts not to have him around anymore. I bet Young was thinking if this is how it’s going to feel kicking him out of her life, maybe she was wrong – maybe she can find the will to keep him by her side and love him. You could just see her having second thoughts over and over again with each teardrop.
Jin Sung: For his unfailing loyalty to Soo, he deserves to be rewarded –not killed off as a plot movement. He is just now starting to have a relationship with HS and his life is just beginning – he earned the right to live it. If he dies, after losing her sister, HS won’t be able to take it. Killing JS will be like taking both of their lives. She will lose her laughter just like Soo did after HJ died. There are too many casualties of the heart that will result in JS’s death so it would be pointless. There just isn’t any justification for it.
Moo Chul: He is going to be the sacrificial lamb in this drama. If this show has to have a death, it’s going to be his. His character is the only one who has been expecting this outcome. He has lived each day knowing that death is around the corner. It won’t come as a surprise to him and he has already prepared his heart to die. Of course he will be human and maybe in that last second he will pray for some miracle too and want to live, but he won’t go crying at least. He will do something brave and protective before he goes and my fervent wish is that he kills Kim before he dies. No matter how he succumbs to death, my keyboard will be flooded with tears cuz this was the character I should have hated from the start, but the good in him shined bright each time he came on screen. I just hope his death will be given the respect and attention it deserves so that his contribution can be fully appreciated and given due consideration.
*after watching it the second time to translate – this time I bawled. I put my head down on my arm and just cried for a few minutes. I loved his scenes so much today. everything he wanted to say, he did – except to Soo. Just the little bit he did say to Soo about love is going to make Soo cry so much later. even in the end, MC helped out Soo. If Soo didnt get that car from him it might have been too late to save Young. MC also told his sidekick to do something so even after his death, MC is going to save JS and Soo when they gamble. Young’s suicide attempt shouldnt have taken this moment away from MC -this was his episode. It should have been about his death – how it affects Soo and the others. He deserved that – he earned it.