I am trying to make the beginning of ep 9 make sense and rewound to Soo-Ha making us all feel every bit of his heartbreak…
But it still makes no sense. WHAT IS GOING ON
( audreyskdramablog, I hope this post makes your day. )
I’ve been worried she’d been stabbed for/by Soo-Ha since I accidentally saw it earlier. Still think that. Why wouldn’t they do that to us? Really, thematically, it makes perfect sense.
The high school relationships all ring so true and real—that the bully keeps talking to Soo-Ha because he admires him, as well as hating his guts.
That Sung-Bin’s realistically annoying. And also sharp. As expected of our Dream High writer, no? The kiddos are people, too.
Hye-Sung’s harsh words to Cha-Law over the verdict are so her. While in some ways I hope for her to learn to be less of a mean-girl ice queen, I feel this is her only way to protect herself right now. It is a very real reaction.
That she completely breaks down now, more than earlier, makes sense, too. Her first breakdown came when she realized how she didn’t know when she was talking to her mom about her death—now she is feeling that guilt of having not brought her killer justice. And our judge feels bad for her, too. It’s one of those things where many writers might keep him a one-note joke character (and this guy’s played many of those) but instead they add dimension to Hye-Sung’s grief by making him empathize.
FINALLY a hint of what evil deeds Judge Daddy got up to. Foreboding facial expression from his victim and then *smash cut* to family dinner. We can’t always be subtle, I guess.
A serious plot convenience, to have the files on MJG’s first trial show up late, just now, but let’s admit that law and paperwork move slowly. What’s less understandable: that no one has brought up MJG’s clear rage and declarations of hatred at this point. Just because he’s “reformed” visibly by doing charity work? Puleeze.
Cha-Law is dashing when he acts all team leadery! I wonder if he may be better off going back to investigation… He’s smart enough to have changed careers as an adult and gone into LAW. He must have been a gem to the force.
You won’t believe me, but I wondered if Soo-Ha threw that smoke bomb. It’s really brilliant of him, to plant suspicion so everyone IS scurrying to keep Hye-sung safe at this moment.
So them why does Soo Ha think this straightforward approach to go kill MJG will work? Oh right. He’s like 12. He also didn’t think she’d follow her friend finder? (note: my family is connected with an app like that. it’s not hard to uninstall. A trifle convenient we haven’t really heard about it until now so we might possibly believe they’ve forgotten it. Did neither of them every get curious/obsessed and look?
But then, mastermind criminal MJG didn’t think he’d eventually recover from his sight handicap and have even a small idea of what to do about it. Genius is a bit of a whimsical muse for these two.
Am I thinking too hard about this? Is this show just stronger on characters than plotting without holes? I’ll take it over characters I can’t buy, any day. (Obviously.)
Ugh, our baby Soo-Ha really is going to be the stabber.
Oh goodness. How can he ever overcome this? BUT that’s one way to teach him the lesson he needed.
(He also took his gloves off, when he was smart enough to use them with the smoke bomb earlier. But MJG isn’t wearing any either. Maybe honor among assassins or something. “If I kill you, they WILL know who is to be praised!” kinda thing?)
This is a very finale-like sort of climax, so I’m interested in how the actual finale will differ. That’s something I trust — that we’ll see more build up off of this.
(Though I do know about amnesia already, which means that Soo-Ha may get to enjoy knowing he stabbed her twice OR that Hye-Sung never tells anyone. I believe she could. She’s got that kind of grit. She kept the murder testimony from her mom all that time.)
Wha. Poor Cha-Law, knowing he sent MJG free. (Who couldn’t help but give him a proper “yes, you did” look.)
That’s right, Soo-Ha. Savor this failure, please. What does he say? I mean. No doubt goodbye, sorry, something like that, but really, they had it be all soundtrack instead?
La~me. Surely that’ll be revealed later, though. And then her panic about Soo-Ha makes sense here so much, as does Cha-Law being so scared for her.
OK, is it not odd how the job of public defender being to present the best case regardless of innocence isn’t taken as a given? They’re not the jury. BUT, I would like to have one supersmart and over-eager officer on Hye-Sung’s case, so hopefully he’s going to come around after a bit of self-abnegation…
How could he just leave Hye-Sung to fend alone when she’s been clearly attacked, though? MJG just walks off.
When these people create a dark moment to conclude an act they sure do it fully.
(For an episode that basically did only what I expected it to, it sure does have a lot of ground covered! How did this all fit in one ep?)
Can MJG cut off his own hand to frame Soo-Ha? Welp. He’s at least capable of committing enough to get it done by someone else, anyway, that I’m sure of. We didn’t see how he happened to recieve such serious burns with the Mama Murder, really. He’s very goal-driven, is MJG. And having Soo-Ha’s fingerprints on everything worries me because originally his were on the knife, too…
Yikes. Soo-Ha, reflecting on your wrongs at her bedside was enough for me, baby, what sort of purgatory have you got yourself in now?
Also, guys, have you noticed the through-theme of Hye-Sung wearing pants when she’s in self-defense mode, alone? Because that’s sad.
Oh, reveal on the words sooner rather than later! Nice. Awwww, kitty… My heart hurts, but in a pretty way, if you know what I mean.
Also, is that Soo-Ha’s cleaned out locker stuff spilling from Jjang-Boy’s bag? TOO CUTE
Interesting to see Hye-Sung somewhat falling in love with Soo-Ha by missing him. If it’s not romantic, it’s that she’s realizing they really did get close. And boy those high school guys she’s pondering look nothing like him, which the casting people were doing on purpose, I’m sure.
AND how perfect is it to see Cha-Law as the oddball free legal advisor at the sauna? Straight from a manga…hair and all.
The Frenemy relationship is a refreshing bit here—Do-Yeon is needling Hye-Sung because it annoys her to not get anything out of winning. And she knows that there’s a huge depression factor involved, and it makes her uncomfortable. Are they going to be cuddly besties by the end? No.
Hye-Sung is doing the same mistaken-back search for Soo-Ha he did with her, but of course her interactions with the wronged party are so different…
This ep. is such a downer I’d hope for an upswing at the end but somehow I feel that it’s instead going to be a bracing slap… Coming up…right…
Welp. He’s cute still. That’s good.
(Though how he remained gloriously white while being a bumpkin is mysterious. SHONEN MANGA MAGIC)