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————————————————– Thoughts by Ruba ———————————————–
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The beginning of this episode is as beautiful as the end of the previous one. Both parents and their kids holding hands feeling so content and safe in the presence of the one they hold dear. Yon-hee finally admits her true feelings for In-ha and decides to stop pushing him away; the shock of almost losing him woke her up. While Hana, on the other hand, finally decides to give Joon a chance despite her fears and insecurities about his famed reputation as a “play boy”, she really can’t deny that she saw a side of him so dear it’s worth the risk, hence her decision. Words can’t give those two intertwined scenes justice at all, only the feelings they provoke inside you can. However, one can’t deny that Joon’s booming heartfelt brilliant smile was really the highlight of those scenes.
Joon finally got the girl who “dumped” him TWICE to accept him 🙂 sealing their fate with a “corny” ring, he doesn’t forget to add his two cents about the ring not being suitable for his style and that he’s going to change it later. Hana used this opportunity to throw Joon’s words (from episode 5 or 6) back at him. I have to say that those two really complement each other. Hana can bring the soft sincere side of Joon and he can bring out her strong and determined side. Both older and younger couples were holding hands so tenderly but I couldn’t help but notice a difference. The older couple was simply putting the palm of their hands on top of the other while the younger couple was strongly intertwining their fingers almost making their hands as one. Is that foreshadowing their future? As in the parents being content with the mere comforting presence of the other even if not entirely united as one, while Joon and Hana need to be united completely to feel that content? Maybe I’m reading too much into it. Only time will tell of their fate.
Joon receives a call and rushes out. Hana, while trying to follow him gets cornered by his friends .. or , work colleagues is more like it. They shower her with stories about his way of treating girls, yet they only manage to make Hana smile at the many nicknames Joon has while excusing herself. That scene really shows that she truly thought things over. Her confession wasn’t in the heat of the moment and she really wants to give Joon a chance no matter what others think of him , aren’t you all loving this couple much more! 🙂 But, she’s still shy about telling the rest that she’s already confessed!
Sun-ho is really a great friend. He now knows about the string of fate that ties Hana and Joon and can’t help but feel sad for them all. Wondering, like us viewers, what will become of them.
Joon rushes to the hospital worried about his father and it figures Hye-jung feels jealous even about this. Till episode 10 I was hovering between giving her excuses and feeling sorry for her, but now I can clearly see that she brought most of her misery upon herself. If she acted like that with In-ha too, it’s no wonder he couldn’t get over Yoon-hee. Joon leaves her and goes to look for his father and finally gets to see his father’s long lost love. Hye-jung makes a scene out of slapping Yoon-hee because she wouldn’t let go of her X-husband and Joon interrupts before she slaps her again. Honestly, I didn’t think Joon to be a level headed person, but it looks like he got it from his father.
Joon calmly escorts his mother away and takes her back to her car. She clings to him which makes him get in the car with her. While his mother makes a show of crying (not that I think she’s not upset, just that she over does it on purpose to control her son and X-husband) Joon looks really miserable but he still can’t refuse his mother. It’s sad to know that probably, for most of his life, he was caught in between his parents’ fights and been used like a tool by his mother. When they reach home, instead of asking her son normally to stay because she misses him, she chooses to go about it in a round about way. “Stay with your poor lonely mother” “give me sleeping pills so I can rest my poor soul” in the end she got what she wanted. Joon felt really bad for his mother and asked her not to take any pills. So, Hye-jung succeeded in her plan. She’s the kind of person who, when things get out of her hand, drinks and acts crazy just to guilt trip her family to doing things her way.
Hana texts Joon but he doesn’t answer and it looks like the things she heard about him earlier started to make her doubt. But, let me say that she’s really a wonderful woman! Even after many attempts to send him an angry message she still settled with giving him the benefit of the doubt “Did something happened to him?” she’s really a lovable character!
Joon comes by Hana’s house and makes himself at home completely disregarding tact and politeness. He uses the oldest trick in the book to trick Hana and hurriedly invades her room. Not to my surprise, he notices her pictures first and what “nice” things comes out of his mouth! He takes the chance to show off his talent in taking pictures even with low quality gadgets. Hana asks if everything is OK and Joon being himself couldn’t help but turn the conversation into how much Hana has fallen for him by using his famous pick up lines!
What’s so lovely about this is how Hana answered back the same way proving she has the same effect on him too. I have to say, they are one of the most balanced out couple I’ve seen in the category of (bad boy/innocent girl) couples. Needless to say, Hana’s mother saves her daughter from things probably going too far by returning home early.
Joon surprises even more by expressing the fact that he’s ready to meet Hana’s mom which proves he’s really serious about this. But Hana reminds him that he’s wearing her clothes. She manages to bring his clothes and gets him out of the house without her mother noticing and Joon gives her a quick kiss through the window asking her not to be late. Hana was left dreamily looking outside her window when her mother comes back. Flustered, Hana laughs exaggeratingly which reminded me of JKS’s character in “non-stop 4” lol!!!
Joon VS Tae-sung! I was waiting for this for a long time! And I was really satisfied with how their conversation went. Tae-sung declared war and Joon said he will not let go. I love the fact the Joon pointed out how Tae-sung, through his manly way of declaring he wants Hana back , only mentioned himself. Can’t wait for more between those two!
Hana tells her mother that she has someone. Then when she goes out she sees Joon still waiting outside …. I don’t why a man waiting outside in the cold for a woman to come is one of the most endearing things for me … Maybe because my father lacks this virtue! Lol! He tells her again that he likes her and she says that her mother wants to meet him. He asks for a hug, for a play boy, he’s really nice when he wants to get intimate. He always asks permission (like when he kissed her at the fountain).While hugging her he smiles, looks up then say “it’s really nice” and immediately I was hit by deja’vo! In-ha said the exact same thing while looking up smiling when they were setting near a church in episode four. Don’t you just love the parallel in this drama!
Poor poor Joon. He can’t stay happy for long. When he gets home he sees an ambulance waiting outside. His mother over drank and she’s acting hysterically. Again, she blames her condition on what’s happening with his father and asks Joon to be her tool again to get back In-ha.
Joon, being the good son he is can’t refuse his mom. He goes to see his father and their conversation breaks my heart to pieces. Joon blames himself for his father’s unhappiness because he always chose to stand beside his mother feeling sorry for her even though he knows she is in the wrong. He asks his father again to try for one last time to be his mother because he can’t bear to see her like this. In-ha answers that if he could he would have done it a long time ago. In-ha adds that it’s not really Joon’s fault which really redeemed In-ha in my eyes for actually neglecting his son all those years back. This scene really made me cry. I can’t bear children blaming themselves for their parent’s mistakes .This is something I see everyday in my students who have separated parents. It just breaks my heart!
While Joon is leaving the hospital he finally discovers the truth about Hana’s mother. I was already crying before that just imagine how many tissues I used all this while till I got to the car scene where Joon finally let the tears out …… I’m crying again just remembering T_T
I have to say this! JKS looks so cool while shooting targets he really ought to star an action movie or drama!
In-ha and Yoon-hee go out and we get to know that she actually came back to Korea for In-ha but she found him married that’s why she went back to the U.S. She thanks him for turning her beloved memories into reality. So sweet!
Hana prepares a meal for her and Joon and keeps texting him but he ignores the messages. He gets drunk and starts a fight with a random person then returns home to see the meal untouched and Hana sleeping with her clothes still on and her Cell phone clasped in her hand like a life line. He looks guilty and crashes on the bed with her and sleeps. She wakes up surprised and treats his wounds. She asks him to not get into fights because she doesn’t like seeing him injured. He apologizes for making her wait and she retorts by saying he does that all the time. What got me is how he asks her to break up with that kind of man who makes her wait all the time … the look on his face …. T_T …
Hana is working with wood , she hurts herself and Joon gets worked up about it. He tells her to sit down and he will do the work for her ” I want to help you since I never did anything for you till now” Awwww! Why does it have to be complicated! She really brings the best out of him like he does to her too!
Mi ho comes around, she wants to take Joon with her to meet his mother because she’s not well. Joon asks Hana on a date before he goes.
When they get to his mother’s house they hear In-ha and Hye-jung fighting. Joon begs his father to leave and his mother to stop. He leaves upset again and meets with Hana.
They go on a date after which Joon asks her if her mother’s happiness means more to her than her own happiness to which Hana answers yes. When they get to the white garden Joon sees his father waiting for him. He runs away with Hana and suddenly tells her that they should end things. Joon decides to break up with Hana for the sake of their parents! T_T
Sorry if the last part was rushed! I have to go to work now! Really miss everyone here! Love you all!