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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...


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