So yeah, I’m still late. I’m going to finish that drama though. After that, I’m not sure I’ll continue, sadly, because my semester is starting and it looks like I’m going to have a LOT of work (aka my teacher might be batshit crazy). If ever I do, it will either be continuing 49 days (it’s been forever) or doing a Cheese in the Trap watch-along podcast…
We start off as we learn second wife was also driving that night and she was implicated in the car crash too.
Her brother might be starting to feel the guilt, and on top of it, her son wakes up and says he tried to kill himself because of what he heard his uncle say on the phone.
Young Ho is not in a life threatening situation, but he was badly hurt and might never walk again.
In the meantime, no one thinks about informing Joo Eun. She didn’t get any kind of news for a while and is super distracted at work because no one is answering her calls.
On a side note, Korean Snake finally reunites with his mother.
Joo Eun goes to Soo Jin’s place because she hasn’t been to work for 2 days. They talk it out, finally. And they kinda seem to patch things up, a little.
Back at the hospital, Young Ho tells the boys to say nothing to Joo Eun, because he doesn’t want to see her cry. But, she shows up at the house. They tell her, obviously.
She shows up at the hospital, but Young Ho doesn’t want to let her in. She gives him a speech about how he can pull through and that she’ll wait for him.
Glasses Guy signs a car crash settlement and resign.
One year goes by while Joo Eun wait for Young Ho. And finally, he reappears, standing in front of her.
This is when things get from okay to… not that great.
Episode 14 starts with some kind of big flashback if present time is the ending of the last episode. Young Ho is hurting in his bed and apparently got back to knitting (we get another flashback of him, as a child, knitting in a wheel chair). He hallucinate Joo Eun as well during that time (not as much as she did, but still).
He finally gets discharged from the hospital, but he cannot walk still. The doctors are also not sure it’s ever going to happen. He then goes to a rehabilitation center in the US to learn to walk again. He has a hard time and doesn’t want to indulge in looking at what Joo Eun texted him because that will make him want to give up everything.
As we know it, after a year, he achieves to walk again. So we get back to present when Joo Eun bump into him. She has to go back to work quickly and brings him with her so she can see him at all time.
Then they go to her place but she still have some work to take care of. While she’s tapping on her computer, she keeps glancing at Young Ho, and after a little while, she bursts into tears, because of the emotions, you know.
Meanwhile Woo Shik gives an engagement ring to Soo Jin.
Korean Snake goes to see his mom to give her a Christmas present. CF Model gets there too and take his mom shopping or something, like she has known her for a long time. She seems more involved than before.
The gang decides to throw a big birthday party/christmas celebration for the return of Young Ho.
After all that fun (there’s singing), Young Ho and Joo Eun go to bed. Things are starting to heat up just as the episode ends.
First off, how does Young Ho think Joo Eun will not ask question and will just be alright with never knowing what’s happening to him for a year. That makes total sense. Episode 13 is okay, but it’s a downer.
Episode 14 is not greatly put together. I understand that you’ll want to go through all the hardship of the hurting, and the not seeing each other for a year and how Young Ho felt and how he got better with all his hard work and stuff. But seriously, if you show me to result of it in the previous episode, when the doctors says they’re not sure if he’ll walk again, I know he does. We all know. Show all that before you give me the result. That way I’ll be more trouble with the struggle of the character. That was a really weird choice, and it seems like from then onward, things are rushed a bit. Like if they thought maybe the show would get picked up for more than the previously agreed on episodes.
And like, you resolve a problem that took an entire episode to build up to in about 15 to 20 minutes of rehabilitation… It’s weak at best.
And like come on, I’m sorry, but the band-aid thing isn’t romantic, right now it’s just gross. Like that band-aid stay on a hospital door for at least 3 months, right? I work in a hospital, and let me tell you, ewwww. And then, everyone knows that band-aid don’t stay glued after you pull them out a few time, so how can that band-aid stick on Young Ho’s hand? Or, more important question, how is Joo Eun still hot for that dude while he’s shoving that gross used band-aid on her face in bed? Worst rom-com quirky “romantic” gesture/idea ever.
I know I’m talking a lot more about how I perceive things now than before, but that’s because we’re almost at the end of things. And the flaws are starting to come out a lot more. I remember when I used to get excited at the very start for the next week set of episodes, but now, I’m struggling to end it. I also realized that the flashbacks (not the one that actually are new and add to the story, but the one about the exact thing we saw either a few episode ago or on the same episode) are multiplying, like if they are trying to 1-save money, 2-burn time. I mean, listen, I know K-drama episodes are longer than our 44min long episodes over here, I get that. But seriously, if you have a tight story, you won’t need to go for easy and cheap stuff to burn time, you’ll actually have too little. I hope the 2 last episode won’t be to bad, but I don’t have really high hopes…