Cha-Law is getting played by MJG, we all know it, but hey. The thing we love about Cha-Law is that he believes in the humanity of the people he works with. Even when that’s tough. He could find out that deaf ajumma was actually guilty of everything she’d been accused of, had lied to him, and still figure out a way to defend her.
But even you, Cha-Law, if you’re the one to break the news about Soo-Ha being guilty of stabbing Hye-Sung, spoiling his candidacy for the police force…well, I’m not sure our relationship will ever recover. I’ll have to chalk it up to another win for MJG, via your hands….
The more Do-Yeon gets annoyed with him, btw, the more I want them together, which is twisted and yet I’m pretty sure written in there on purpose…
I DON’T WANT THE HAPPY ENDING TIME SKIP TO HAPPEN IN JAIL
Wah, this flashback to Country-Mouse Soo-Ha kissing Hye-Sung’s palm is so effective. Sometimes the most exquisite moments happen in that tentative space before things are actually working between the leads. Isn’t that funny?
Hah. Side characters get much more realistic scenes of confession or embarrassment…because the drama doesn’t have to gloss over the possibility of an audience when these things happen in public. View disastrous classmates dealings—no one’s paying attention until Soo-Ha’s left Sung-Bin alone, and Choong-Ki arrives to save the day.
With all the guys listening to him murder his own confession.
Also, I just realized in this last episode that Puppy Paralegal Yoo Chang is often left at the end of office conversations dealing with the fact that he’s the only actual real human being. Sorry, hon, this is a drama…and you are the neighborhood ajumma in it.
Awww, Hye-Sung learning to sign is super cute and cyclical and shows that Cha-Law made the difference he meant to in ways he didn’t expect.
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I got wrapped up in this episode and obviously didn’t take down many comments.
This finale actually suffered very little from that dragging of the feet of the extension—they planned out which episode they were going fluff out, I guess.
I loved the moments between Soo-Ha and Hye-Sung, feeling very real—though I guess I would have liked it to be a bit sweeter. But this show had a certain groundedness that even while I complained about MJG’s lack of actual genius as a diabolical genius, and maybe about how people didn’t seem to make connections that seemed obvious to me—ultimately, it felt like a reality.
And while I’m glad it’s wrapped up, it’s easy to feel a little hungover realizing the window into that world has closed up.
Lee Jong-Suk’s voice worked so well to narrate it, too. Sweet and fresh, and yet with an underpinning depth.
I may yet have a more general post on my thoughts about the show and why it’s awesome, but for now this will have to do. And if anyone sends asks about the show we can talk about it all now!