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(Here is the sequence and my blatherings on it)

We see a bit more of the scene with the hug and it becomes crystal-clear - Maru is clutching Eun Gi to him protectively, warning Jae Hee off. Even in the composition of the shot - the spaces and the colors - Jae Hee looks like an interloper. I actually love that EG never finds out JH was there because it would ruin her happiness.

He is fixing her bleeding feet! I could go on and on about the symbolism - he is taking care of her (and feet, no less, the most humbling body part traditionally), these are the feet that got hurt looking for him etc etc, But I just want to talk about how luminous she looks, looking down at him, and the intimacy of the close space and their eyes meeting and moving away, meeting and moving away, overcome by the intimacy of significance of this moment.

But when she tries to do the same and take care of him, when she tries to touch his beaten-up face, when she tries to offer comfort, find out where else he is hurt, he won't let her - he catches her hands, he turns away, he deflects. I find that enormously sad. Life, courtesy of Jae Hee, really has screwed him up for him not to be able to accept the same care and comfort he just offered. I hope one day he can accept it - it would be a big step in his psyche healing.

Ummm, yeah. I don't think Jae Hee is getting him back.

He comes back to find her sleeping and carries her to bed and tucks her in. And sits there, staring at her. And he reads the note she left about going on a trip and then leans, very carefully, and very gently, so as not to wake her up, and kisses her on the cheek. I pretty much died! I can't see how anyone can claim he doesn't care for her now - he kissed her (so tentatively) when he knew she wouldn't know about it! I mean, there is no ulterior motive there, just tenderness...

I am just amused that he is shopping for shoes for her by trying to figure out her shoe size by comparing it with the size of his hands.

And then I had to run to work, but I simply had to share this before I left...

Date: 2012-10-05 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is so nice! I ship them now but unfortunately this all not gonna end happily.

Date: 2012-10-06 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hey, you never know - this writer's last two dramas ended well. Perhaps she is mellowing with age.

Date: 2012-10-06 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Lol, I think her last drama was her take on "Christmas" dramas, A Christmas drama with a bad ending - this never happens. I am sure Eun Gi is going to die, but it might end OK for Maru. May be Jae-hee will also die and he will look after her son, or something like this.

I love all the actors in this drama, event the duo of lawyers.

Date: 2012-10-06 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Well, there was also Thank You :)

Date: 2012-10-07 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
Actually I keep thinking if anyone dies it would be Maru or Jae hee or both of them. I guess part of that is also wishful thinking, because i cant see what Eun ki dying would contribute to the narrative. fridging her just to make Maru sad or finally "realize" that he loves her would be gross and insulting imo. as well as lazy writing. and killing her while protecting maru or even choco when its already been established she would go to the mat for him and is a better kinder person than she'd like to appear would likewise be self indulgent tragedy and pointless imo. If things end up sad I want it to feel like a logical earned conclusion and one that makes some kind of point beyond "hey shit happens!". either about the characters or about life or love or all 3. so here's to hoping they DONT kill Eun Ki. (altho ideally I dont want anyone to die. I guess I feel like u can tell a tragedy without killing people and in fact there is many things worse than death and in fact if the author doesnt plan to redeem Jae hee then killing her may actually be the kinder option depending on how its done)

Date: 2012-10-05 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clairiere.livejournal.com
What moved me beyond words about that kiss is that when he's tucking her in and just gazing at her face (smiling in her sleep, just because she's with him) and caressing her hair, he's still the world-weary, beaten-down Maru. But then he closes his eyes and the moment his lips touch her face, he looks at peace.

Okay, now I'm in tears (again). But yeah, I'm glad they gave us another blissful moment to treasure. And even if it's the most unreachable dream, I want that for him, forever and ever. I want her to make him happy the way she makes him happy. I hope that one day he can reach that place where he can accept without reservation what she's offering and return that love in spades.

I am just amused that he is shopping for shoes for her by trying to figure out her shoe size by comparing it with the size of his hands.

Ah but see, he treated her foot the other night. And boy's very, very smart. :) This was the scene I saw in the 8-minute preview, and I loved that little smile to himself once he got it.

And I love that the first thing he did when he tucked her in was to take her temperature. She may not care about her health, but he does, that hasn't changed, not one bit, from the moment he 'met' her on that plane.

How it must kill him not to be able to do what he was meant to do, what's ingrained to his DNA...

Date: 2012-10-06 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I noticed about the treating her feet/noticing her size. So cute!

And you are right, he looked so peaceful when he kissed her. They are just happy together, despite all the complexity. And both have had such starved-for-love lives, they need each other so badly.

Date: 2012-10-05 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
This was my favorite episode to date. Such swoony scenes!

I think I'm still in denial, wishing this drama would give a happy ending to Eun Gi and Maru... but if there was ever a drama where doom was guaranteed, this is it.

Koala keeps saying in all her recaps that Eun Gi is going to get amnesia at some point (it was in the drama's description before it aired). That just sounds like a big BAD idea. I think this drama has enough makjang on its plate.

Date: 2012-10-06 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I honestly can't see how and when they will slate amnesia. I trust the writer but at least for now, I don't see how it fits in at all.


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