Computer should be good to go now! And I have a bunch of animes on my backlog and some features that I’m currently working on. During my time not blogging, I’ve learned that I don’t know what to do with my time lol.
Anyways, here’s the recap for ep 18. Wow…only two more episodes left of this. I wonder what will happen now.
1. Il Ri decides to leave the Jang residence after the scene that Kim Joon made.
Even after all the cheating and back stabbing, it’s nice that Hee Tae let Kim Joon sleep at his place and not kick him out. I wonder if that was due to him understanding that feeling of jealousy. We know that Hee Tae constantly wanted to confront Il Ri and Kim Joon when they were together, but he couldn’t do it.
I mentioned in the last episode how Kim Joon was becoming Hee Tae and the scene of Il Ri dragging her drunken lover was reminiscent of when she went to Hee Tae after he made a scene in front of Yi Ri. The only difference is that Hee Tae stopped her from doing anything this time, so no piggy back ride for Kim Joon.
This did spark a conversation between Hee Tae and Il Ri and it is the first time I’ve seen some feeling from both of them after so long. But it also reiterates what I said about Il Ri’s character. She’s the type of person who wants to feel needed, so when she said, “You don’t need me anymore” her voice broke a bit. Is this the reason why she cheated on him? We’ve seen Il Ri take care of his family, but never him. Kim Joon needed protection, but Hee Tae didn’t…is this the reason why?
Oh, and that dream from the preview…Hee Tae is the one who had it.
2. Kim Joon tells Miss Go that he’s not Mr. Jang but Kim Joon.
I’m still curious to see if this kind of dementia exists or not, because forgetting one person but remembering everyone else seems kind of story based.
Before getting into the fall back of that, Kim Joon and Il Ri’s relationship is going through a rough patch now. He’s always been a bit possessive of Il Ri, but now that they’re together it’s showing even more. His jealousy over Hee Tae keeps intensifying, which is sad since this sort of behaviour will push Il Ri away. Even though she likes being lead around, she isn’t the type of person who can handle someone trying to cage her.
So they fight a little bit and then he reveals all to Miss Go about her dementia and how he isn’t Mr. Jang. Hee Tae’s mother is obviously angry and sad about this revelation, so she brings Il Ri to her room so she can go over her life. Meanwhile, Kim Joon won’t leave until Il Ri comes out.
Hee Tae’s mom wants to go somewhere alone, so Hee Tae and Il Ri go with her and Kim Joon spends the day with Hee Tae’s dad. While the latter bond, kind of, Miss Go pulls the slip on the divorcing couple and runs away. It’s their fault though, because they started to get reminded of their past together. They say goodbye to each other again and then go searching for Miss Go.
3. Miss Go finds out about her condition at the doctors and decides to kill herself and Hee Soo decides to go with her.
They catch her as she’s trying to smuggle Hee Soo, but instead of calling for an ambulance they just cry and say, “What can I do?” Well, kdrama characters, CPR would be the first thing and then a call to the 911 or 119 or 199 or whatever number it is to call for an emergency in Korea.
They don’t though. They just cry and cry and cry some more. This even does make Kim Joon and Il Ri finally leave though. He must feel guilty over what happened, but he plans on taking Il Ri away from their town and away from Hee Tae and his family.
4. Kim Joon asks Il Ri to go away with him, but she can’t because Kim Joon is acting strange according to her.
She asks him to open the door for her, but he drives away in a reckless manner (thankfully his eyes remained on the road) and they scream at each other. Then he takes her home, but their relationship looks like it’s officially over now.
I have a feeling like this might be an unpopular opinion, but I kind of feel like Kim Joon was still in character even though he seemed OoC. He’s always been the type to take things to the extreme in order to illicit a reaction. Just recall back to the hammer scene, which was meant to be scary and did cause Il Ri to have her sacsac problems happen…problems that never returned after that, so for him to drive Il Ri away makes sense.
Here’s the thing, he’s jealous and feels like Il Ri isn’t making a clean break to be with him. Every time they’re together, she runs back to Hee Tae and considering how his relationship with her started, he’s worried that she’ll stay with Hee Tae. Even though we’ve seen them talk more, they don’t really talk about their feelings. They state it and let the other know what they’re thinking, but they don’t discuss it further than that.
The problem with Il Ri and Kim Joon was that while they are cute (yes, I know…even though I didn’t like the cheating I can’t deny that they were cute together) they didn’t know anything about each other. And even though we’ve seen them care for others, at the end of the day they both have very ‘me-centric’ personalities. Being ‘me-centric’ doesn’t mean that they don’t care for others; it’s just that they care more about their feelings without thinking of the others around them.
So yea, this was completely in character. Il Ri didn’t properly explain her feelings to Kim Joon and decided to run away from the discussion before it got to heavy. Kim Joon decided to take matters into his own hands causing more problems than solutions. Unlike before, when this marked the beginning of their relationship, the joy ride only provided them with a sad conclusion to their love affair.
Surprisingly, no sacsac happened after the car ride. Considering how they almost crashed, I wonder why she didn’t have another attack.
5. Hee Tae was caught in a boat fire and Il Ri gets a sacsac attack when she finds out.
With her husband caught in a boat fire and Kim Joon leaving her, it’s all too much for Il Ri so her sacsac appears again. I wonder if she dies from this…I also wonder why she would not carry an inhaler or some sort of plastic bag with her if her sacsac appears from time to time?
I’m not sure how this will end now. With two episodes left, will this be a tragic ending, a bittersweet one, or a happy one? I thought I knew, but now I don’t. What I do know is that the writer is a fan of death scares. We had one with Miss Go, another with Hee Soo, another with Il Ri and Kim Joon, and another with Hee Tae, and one with Il Ri again.
Two more episodes left…I wonder what will happen?