More of Il Ri and Kim Joon’s love story in this episode.
1. Hee Tae and Il Ri argue about Hee Soo while Kim Joon listens in on their conversation.
I don’t like that Kim Joon is within hearing distance of their argument. It’s out in the open and anyone can hear what is happening, but I don’t want Kim Joon to see them fight when he doesn’t have the purest of intentions towards Il Ri. I also didn’t like him smiling when Il Ri run off and Hee Tae chasing after her. Thankfully, the smile is short lived since he also sees the couple make up and walk off into the distance side by side.
2. Il Ri rushes back to Kim Joon’s place to get her things, since he’s still feeling annoyed by seeing her with her husband he pays her for her work in advance and tells her not to come tomorrow.
Il Ri doesn’t want to be paid in full without having finished her job. Personally, I’d just take the money and run. I mean, being paid as compensation for a job is a good and honourable thing, but being paid for doing nothing is even better. Maybe this is why I haven’t had any crazy love stories happen in my life.
We know that Il Ri doesn’t feel comfortable being paid in this way, but Kim Joon is still frazzled after seeing her with Hee Tae. So when he asks her to leave the first time and she comes back, he decides to up the antics by insulting her. She doesn’t take it too well and slathers paint on his face, then throws his money back at him.
She may be annoyed by him, but in his mind this is the best course of action to take so that nothing happens between them. Once again, I feel like the development between Kim Joon and Il Ri is more like a typical kdrama romance. The couple starts off hating each other. The guy insults her and the girl gets angry at him, but they get closer and start kissing a lot.
So I’m wondering, if Hee Tae is the one she stays with in the end, then is the drama basically telling us that even if you have an epic love story it’s better to stay with the reliable good guy that you love over the hot new one that makes you feel alive?
3. Kim Joon uses the kabe-don hammer technique and surprisingly instead of sending Il Ri screaming, she kind of likes it.
Kim Joon already tried tow times to get Il Ri to leave him alone, but she’s been relentless in her pursuit of having him in her life. I think it’s a testament to how lonely she is, because she keeps coming back to his place even when she knows that it makes him angry. So the next time she comes around, he drags her inside and then picks up his hammer and slams it next to her head.
Maybe he thought that he had to resort to intimidating tactics since nothing else seems to be getting through to her, but it was still uncomfortable to watch. He doesn’t just bang the hammer on the wall, he also uses the head of it to expose a bit of her skin as he asks her, “Is this what you want?” When she shakes her head no, he says, “Then why do you keep bothering me?”
I don’t like this scene, but I do like that he laid down a clear line for Il Ri. If she keeps coming to his place, then things will happen. Does she take it to heart? Does she reflect on her actions? Not at that moment. Instead, she suffers from another attack and since there are no bags around she grabs Kim Joon’s hands to help steady her breathing.
Instead of growing apart, the hammer scene got them closer together. Kim Joon has flashbacks of his hands on Il Ri’s mouth, while she has flashbacks of him ‘tenderly’ placing the hammer against her skin and asking her if she wants it.
This seems to trouble Il Ri though, so while she’s in bed with Hee Tae she asks him how he would feel if she slept with another man and instead of getting angry or questioning why she would even ask that, he just tells her to not get caught. Granted, he’s half a sleep when she asks this so he’s not thinking clearly, but his narration questions why he didn’t say something else almost like he’s blaming himself for her running off and having more thoughts about Kim Joon and his hammer.
4. Anchovies lay eggs all year except in winter and when they do the females dish out about 4000-5000 eggs at a time.
This point has nothing to do with the main story, but I found it incredibly fascinating. Hee Tae is telling this to a bunch of kids and my love of animals facts appreciated this little tidbit. I did some googling and found that not only do anchovies lay a lot of eggs, but the eggs hatch just two days after being fertilized.
The more you know!
5. After going to his place again, Il Ri tells Kim Joon that she’ll leave him alone – that doesn’t last long though and after another visit he kisses her.
I kind of understand why Kim Joon did this. I may not agree with it and I may think it’s a horrible thing to do, because she’s married, but Il Ri is sending him a lot of mixed signals. During their hammer session, he told her that if she doesn’t want a relationship, then she needs to leave him alone but she doesn’t. She keeps running back, even though she knows that this will only mess with his head. She’s confused herself and probably didn’t expect things to go this far, but at the same time she knew what she was doing.
For Kim Joon, he probably had enough of her games so he kisses her. That way, she’ll either reciprocate and he won’t have to feel troubled by his feelings anymore. Or, she pushes him away and they never see each other game. For him, it’s a win-win situation, but for her…she’s treading on dangerous waters.
Il Ri is already thinking about him in a sexual way, so she isn’t an innocent party here. Her mind seems to have been completely taken over by him, since he’s all she ever talks about when she’s with Hee Soo. She’s completely smitten by him, which is why she should stop visiting him.
She won’t though, because this show is about her affair, but after watching her relationship with Hee Tae develop I really don’t want her to ruin that. She will though. She will….
I think this episode was better than the last one, mainly because we got to see a glimpse of why Kim Joon did what he did. When I saw the preview yesterday I thought he was a jerk for kissing Il Ri. Now, I think he’s a jerk for using a hammer to intimidate someone, but not a jerk for the actual kissing. I feel bad for Hee Tae though. I wonder how long it will take for him to find out the truth.