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A.k.a. the one which broke my heart...



(Thoughts and caps on ep 22)

This drama really exemplifies the concept of Faith - Gongmin is about to walk into lion's den out of sheer principle and Nogook smiles and tells him she will be waiting for him. And you can see Gongmin, imperceptibly, straighten - his confidence bolstered by hers.








Eun Soo kills me - her antidote is destroyed and her main thought is how affected CY will be if she dies. Not about herself - she thinks about him first and herself only second.








The fight sequences turned nightmarish as CY cannot control his trembling sword hand (the look on his second-in-command's face was identical to mine) - it is clearly psychological - watch how he looks on in horror to see the mountain of corpses he created, some random soldiers he had no personal enmity is. His hand is an expression of his inner turmoil - he used to be a killing machine because he didn't know anything outside of it, but Eun Soo, by loving him, by showing him a different world, made him unfit as a killing machine - he is so fed up with all of this, he just want to be with her.















































He comes back and their reunion. He tries to stay away from her, because he's covered in blood and he remembers her aversion (and that is exascerbated by his own feelings). And, oh Eun Soo. Brilliant, dying, 21st-century, doctor Eun Soo - she heals him. No, not any wounds (he doesn't have any), nor his trembling hands - but she heals his heart. He tells her the blood is not his, probably expecting repulsion or at least discomfort, but she just gently says she knows. And as he self-loathingly says that he only killed normal soldiers, it was easy, she just steps up to him and pulls him into this hug. And you can see how startled he is and then it sinks in, that she is not repudiating him, that she is loving him the way he is and accepting everything of his and he just sinks into her arms and closes his eyes...oh, my darlings!






































She tries to figure out what is wrong with his hand and they end up talking about his sword (side note - the comment that they are both playing with his sword on the bed could have a whole other meaning :P) And once again - it's her acceptance and his weariness/loathing of his role (as he says - the sword failed to kill who it should have, who tormented/poisoned ES, just killed some random people). This scene was just so beautiful....















































He finds out from Gongmin about the destruction of the antidote and you see his whole soul crumble.








He gets all the details from Lady Choi, including the fact that ES was worried about him if she dies and crumples further, if it is even possible.











ES lies to Nogook about her future. If ever a white lie was appropriate...





This painful painful scene, where she insists on staying and making more antidote and he insists on pushing her away and taking her through the portal to save her life. What really gets me is when he says that asking her to stay was the first time he broke his word (to take her back) and he got greedy - you can tell a part of him is thinking this is just punishment for him for wanting something for himself. Oh, Young!














The brilliant final scene. Where he is so full of self-hatred because while ES was dying, he was killing people who never harmed him on orders, instead of helping her find a cure (oh, Young, you are not unworthy, you are not!) and ES crying that if she goes through the portal, she will live but it won't be a life, she will be like a dead person, getting through meaningless days and calling for him at night. They are both ready to tear their hearts out, aren't they - she is willing to die to stay with him longer, to live, not just to exist. And he is willing to send her away, to push away the one person who makes his life worthwhile, to save her, even if it means he will revert to a machine with a deathwish. And then he says he can't protect her and once again there is a shot of his trembling hand (protection in a literal sense, he can't hold a sword, as well as a deeper one - his being who he is puts her in danger because of his enemies wanting to get to her, and even her own being who she is puts her in danger and he can't keep her safe even in his quarters, he has failed, so he thinks) and she takes it and holds it to herself - and there they both are - wounded, crippled, yet awe-inspiring together.






































If this drama doesn't give me a happy ending, I'll kill something.

Date: 2012-10-25 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nycteris-m.livejournal.com
I loved these eps too and it's always fun reading your comments afterwards - like getting to watch the show twice, haha.

Here's what I was thinking through these eps - why can't we just send someone to Japan to look for an antidote? I know everyone keeps saying there is no antidote but really, that's just the annoying bad guys saying that. Why are we just taking their word for it? Would there really be no one in Japan who's even tried?

The ending I'm after is EunSoo staying in Goryeo and the two of them living a long healthy life with minimal killing. And babies. Several babies. Is that too much to ask for? Please?

Date: 2012-10-25 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

I love your ending!

Re: poison. I thought that village doctor said the same thing about no antidote :(

Date: 2012-10-26 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nycteris-m.livejournal.com
Ahh, yeah, that's right. I'd forgotten about him. Ah well, I guess I'll stop grasping at straws :D
I like my straws, though :( 'Cause I really want them happy and whole and together!

Date: 2012-10-25 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nvr2muchcoffee.livejournal.com
"If this drama doesn't give me a happy ending, I'll kill something."

Ditto. I was pretty much figuring that Arang would give us a satisfactory ending, but all along I've felt that Faith would rip my heart heart and stomp it into the ground. I'm stocking the kleenex. Also, should the ending go awry, I hope you'll post links to all the alternate ending fanfics you can find!!!

If there's one thing I love about this drama, it's ES's willingness to say it like it is. No beating around the bush, no mincing words, no taking crap from others. Not that she doesn't have tact or doesn't care what others think, but she stands up for herself and speaks her mind. I absolutely adore Lee Min Ho but ES is awesome.

And now, cause I need to spaz a moment.....

OMG Vampire Prosecutor 2!!!! What are you doing to me???!!!! As much as I will always love Forever Knight, as much as I adored Moonlight and drooled over Kyle Schmidt in Blood Ties....THIS is what a vampire-cop show is supposed to be like! Why oh why can't there be a season 2 and 3 and 4 and....and....I don't want it to end in 4 weeks....11 episodes are not enough....I want Jung In to find out Min Tae Yeon is a vampire....I want him to realize he can trust her with his secret...I WANT SOME SHIPPY STUFF!!!!!

Okay, I feel better now that I've got that out of my system. Sorry for going OT. :D

Date: 2012-10-25 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I really need to watch VP2, it seems.

ES is one of the best heroines in recent dramas. Not surprising, seeing that the same writer gave us Sujini in Legend.

I am desperate for this to end well.

Date: 2012-10-25 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
If this drama doesn't give me a happy ending, I'll kill something.
It's scary, isn't it? Objectively, this whole drama is so simple. The politicking is kept to a minimum, the characters start out to be so one-dimensional, even the plot line seemed something we had all seen and heard about before and yet ... and yet this drama managed to hook almost anyone who bothered to watch its first ep within ten minutes of airing. And I don't mean the LMH saesangs!!
I think what makes this drama so truly amazing is the fact that the characters are written in a way so unlike a sageuk (or kdrama). They are real, made more real by their actors and even the smallest role is portrayed in a loving, caring manner. And the character development ... I really had my doubts about LMH pulling this off, so yeah he could do stoic, but stoic with this huge capacity of love, longing and desperation just showing in his eyes? WOAH MOMMA!! And KHS is amazing. There is not a better drama to show off her talent and beauty after her five years of resting.
And Gongmin and Nogook ... beautiful, tear-jerking and wonderful.

GAH!! I want .. no I need a happy ending for these four ppl!!!

Date: 2012-10-25 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think that what hooked me is, as you pointed out, these people and relationships feel real. Not sure how much my 15-yr-old self would have appreciated it, but my 34-yr-old self does.

Date: 2012-10-25 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] craxycat-76.livejournal.com
Here is how the order goes for me:

1. I wake up and watch the live stream Raw of the show. .
2. I read the live recap, and wait for Jooni's to be posted.
3. I keep reading through Soompi for the youtube link, and I watch it Raw again all while reading the recap to keep up w/ what they say.
4. Thank the lord for Vicki while I finally get to watch with full subs.

Rinse Repeat. This is almost as bad as CH (which I have been cherry picking my favorite scenes just to pass time lately).

Date: 2012-10-25 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
OMG, I've been rewatching bits of CH too!

Date: 2012-10-26 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lb-klove.livejournal.com
Crazy! I do some weird things, too. I also watch other things to take my mind off Faith and then end up checking any news about it.

Date: 2012-10-26 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] craxycat-76.livejournal.com
LOL I am glad I am not the only one ;) I have been a lurker (semi) at soompi just to get any information I can. Are you little bit worried what will happen after this show goes off the air? I know I feel that way, but I felt this way when I lost CH so I just need to find something else even though that will be terribly hard ;). I got like one paragraph wrote from CY's perspective right now, but it don't mean shit since my inspiration bug left the building for this show.

This is what I got...sadly (I use CY and ES while writing just to make things quicker...find/replace = my friend and if you see a random c it means with. Medical terminology always ends up being my shorthand):

CY admired her ability to just let go, as terrified as she was, she was choosing to be happy in this life. She wanted him to go down that path with her willingly or not. He had many questions for her such as 'how does she suppose that holding her while she dies wouldn't gut him?' The plan to 'fight' to live all while he had to watch her die was almost comical if it didn't cause his throat to restrict all oxygen to his lungs. This plan while there were points he understood, the point where she wanted to be happy with him confused him. He couldn't even protect her from the world he lived in, what good was a plan if he couldn't do the only thing he was good at? She was going to die. Where did that leave him? Her plans one fault was ignoring that her leaving this world was death to him. He didn't want to live to 'protect' a world that took her away from him, or for that matter he didn't want to be in a world without her. That was her faulty logic right there. She didn't want to go home to 'heaven' sighting that it would cause her to 'live like a dead person’, logical reasoning that defies factual details such as: He would be living like the dead if she left, and if she stayed to die.


Anyway that was almost as far as I could get before wandering into no-mans land of grabbing at straws just to get an idea. I hate this place. Really hate not having an inspiration for writing course it goes along with my lazy bone really well ;)

Date: 2012-10-25 07:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
He comes back and their reunion. He tries to stay away from her, because he's covered in blood and he remembers her aversion (and that is exascerbated by his own feelings). And, oh Eun Soo. Brilliant, dying, 21st-century, doctor Eun Soo - she heals him. No, not any wounds (he doesn't have any), nor his trembling hands - but she heals his heart. He tells her the blood is not his, probably expecting repulsion or at least discomfort, but she just gently says she knows. And as he self-loathingly says that he only killed normal soldiers, it was easy, she just steps up to him and pulls him into this hug. And you can see how startled he is and then it sinks in, that she is not repudiating him, that she is loving him the way he is and accepting everything of his and he just sinks into her arms and closes his eyes...oh, my darlings!

I've never cried so much for a drama before. And this episode just kills me. I thought I will be okay re-watching it a second time, but wow, the tears are still there. I'd probably always be crying for this episode. Just the utter lost the two feel... It's like you're experiencing it with them. And it hurts too much. The heatbreaking scenes, the desperation, the love they have for each other. God. And reading your words about this particular scene. I teared up again. Why are they doing this to me?? Lol. The way he just closes his eyes and finds solace in her embrace. It's the only place he can rest his arms, his heart, his every being. Only with ES. So how can they ever be apart now? How!

side note - the comment that they are both playing with his sword on the bed could have a whole other meaning :P

And then I crack up with tears still on my face. Lol. I love you. Lol. I love that he puts his arm around her. You are right; he can't not touch ES now. And on a more shallow note, how can these two be so gorgeous?! Their faces! I thought perfect people don't exist? Lol. I love the quiet intimacy of this scene.

and he got greedy - you can tell a part of him is thinking this is just punishment for him for wanting something for himself. Oh, Young!
They really need to be together. I'm going to ugly cry at the end of this drama. I just know it. Ugly crying because of the happy ending. Yes, yes.

and there they both are - wounded, crippled, yet awe-inspiring together.
Seriously getting teary again. Knew I shouldn't be reading anything about Episode 22 ever again. Lol. The part where ES says she'll call out "Are you there?" and she knows they'll be no reply... Ohgod. The tears just won't stop! What is this drama? Sigh. My heart is just dying with them right now. I can't help feel this ache inside me and I can't believe I feel this affected.

If this drama doesn't give me a happy ending, I'll kill something.
People are probably sharpening their knives and pitchforks, just in case. But the writer wouldn't be that cruel, right? Right? I'm getting scared. I probably won't be able to stop myself from looking at spoilers. I just need to know. To prepare myself. If it's a bad ending, I'm done with Kdramas. Lol.

They just need to be together, build a family, have lots of badass babies and tons of sexy times. They hafta!

Date: 2012-10-25 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Her last speech broke my heart.

Both of them are so fearless with their hearts and so protective of the heart of their loved one. They kill me. They are everything to each other (in different ways, neither had a life before their meeting), and yet it seems to be yanked away.

Date: 2012-10-26 07:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yes, our hearts are all breaking with hers.

Yes, they just found each other. The time they spent together so little... I don't care if they say that at least they got to love each other even for a short while; that it's enough. No. No. It will never be enough. Sigh. They need to be forever is what I'm saying. Because they just need to. They can't break them apart. :'(

Date: 2012-10-26 07:33 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh, and I don't know if it will play in your area but I found this MV that is so wonderfully done. It's to One Piece's "Because It's You". Love. (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDY2NDM4Nzk2.html)

I'm trying to find time to finish a fic right now. I'm thinking I should finish it before the end of the drama, because it could have an ending that is so wonderfully done, there won't be any need for fanfic. But if the ending is going to break our hearts... Well, I'm just hoping for the wonderfully epic ending.

Date: 2012-10-28 01:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-29 02:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well, we Faithfuls on Joonni's blog are getting ready to declare WWIII on Writer Song and PDnim if they give us a sad ending! LOL! You're welcome to join us! My name's Pam on Joonni.com.

Date: 2012-10-25 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amandioka.livejournal.com
If this drama doesn't give me a happy ending, I'll kill something.

Oh God.. I can't even think about not having a happy ending.

I don't want this drama to end!!!!

Date: 2012-10-25 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I both don't want it to end and am desperate for it to end to stop worrying about how it will end.

Date: 2012-10-26 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] craxycat-76.livejournal.com
Definition of 'double edged sword' and I am right there with ya

Date: 2012-10-26 05:51 am (UTC)
ext_21773: (Too misty and too much in love)
From: [identity profile] village.livejournal.com
Oh God.. I can't even think about not having a happy ending.

I don't want this drama to end!!!!


Ditto to all of the above. If this doesn't have a happy ending, I may just lose it.

I can't believe that next week is the final week. I'm already feeling forlorn.

Date: 2012-10-29 02:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
OMO! Found another Faith blog to stalk! I love Faith and our OTP! Gosh, don't want Faith to end! Gah! *Pulls at hair* I really hope ES and Young get a happy ending. I've been camping on Joonni's blog for a while now. Do you by chance visit Joonni's blog and go by a different name? I go by Pam...I see Scottishlassuna and Onichick on here too! Hi, Faithfuls!

Date: 2012-10-30 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hiiii! I mainly lurk at the awesome awesome Joonni blog (but when I post, I go by dangermousie too).

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