After episode 11, I had to take a break. Too much emotion going on. I like my kdramas but this was just too much. But honestly, I didn’t take a break cause I had to know what happened next.
- Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
- Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
- Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
- Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
- Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
- Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
- Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
- Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
- Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
- Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
- Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri
This episode opens up in the mens restroom…again. Jin-heon is hugging Sam-soon and confessing (yelling) he likes her. She eventually gives in and hugs him back and cries about their relationship (whatever it is)being too difficult on her. And it’s also a bit difficult on me too cause, damn, just make up your minds already!
Finally, Sam-soon asks the question that will make or break this barely beginning love affair…has Jin-heon told Hee-jin yet? Will he break up with her?
You can tell by the look on his face that he hasn’t told her yet and is afraid to. Sam-soon tells him she won’t have anything to do with him until he breaks up with Hee-jin. (and finally, a chorus of angels sing in agreement with Sam-soon telling him to put on his big boy pants and man up.)
Jin-heon drives Sam-soon home because she’s still in her PJ’s and he kinda took her from her ride, so it’s the least he can do. They part on not so good terms as Sam-soon is a bit pissed about being a mistress when she loathes cheaters.
As she goes inside, her sister Yi-young talks to Jin-heon outside their house and basically tells him if he hurts Sam-soon she will pretty much cut him.
Then there is a scene where Sam-soon enters into some sort of Lord of the Rings ‘Gollum/Smeagol’ episode where she argues…with herself.
Sam-soon 1: I’m regretting telling Jin-heon to GTFO.
Sam-soon 2: The precious, we wants it! We must seduce it!
Sam-soon 1: Well, alrighty then! (enter fantasy scene where she tries to lay seductively on top of a piano Jin-heon is playing only to fall and twist her ankle. There is a similar scene in Hot Shots that is much funnier. But, you know, they tried, so credit where credit is due.)
BUT the next scene is a million times better because Dr. Hotpants is in it and everyone with two ‘x’ chromosomes swooned. Sam-soon and Dr. Hotpants are having a conversation about Hee-jin and Jin-heon. Well, Sam-soon is trying to have a conversation, but the language barrier makes for a lot of hilarious moments and ultra cute smiles from Dr. Hotpants. How can she convince him to make Hee-hin swoon over him if he’s happy just being her friend? This will not do, so the conversation ends with her wondering (only in passing) if she should just dump Jin-heon and go for Dr. Hotpants. (by my logic, this is the only solution)
Ultimately, this is only a fantasy and nothing actually gets done.
Hee-jin, feeling something is rotten in Denmark, calls up Sam-soon and they have another mega awkward meeting fighting over what they perceive is their territory. Yeesh, girls, is any man really worth all of this nonsense? If he’s too cowardly to make up his mind then make it up for him and find someone else willing to date you and only you!
Then a touching moment between Dr. Hotpants and Hee-jin. He admits to her he would have stood by her side if someone he loved was in a major accident 3 years prior (referring to Jin-heon’s accident and Hee-jin’s disappearing act) Dr. Hotpants would have stuck it out, through the good and the bad making even all the ‘y’ chromosomes swoon this time.
Really, Dr. Hotpants is the hero of this drama. Why aren’t Sam-soon and Hee-jin fighting over him? He’s a doctor, gorgeous as all get out, ultra devoted and did you see that smile?! But nooooo! Jin-heon is getting all the attention and he’s just a huge man-child. Just goes back to the break in a No Doubt’s Bathwater, “Why do all the good girls fall for the bad guys?” Why?! Will I ever learn MY lesson? Kdramas! Why do you make such characters?!
Meanwhile, Sam-soon and Yi-young get the 50K they owe Jin-heon so there will be no more debt between them. Jin-heon tears up the check. He says she’s worth more to him than the money. Sam-soon, rightfully, is so upset she can barely talk. That’s 50,000 bucks! But hey, at least her application to change her name from Sam-soon to Hee-jin (yes, exactly like that Hee-jin) was approved so she has something to be happy about.
Back at home, Sam-soon tells Yi-young that she’s no longer going to try to date Jin-heon, that its over between them and that she’s going to go on a little vacation to climb a mountain (literally. there is some sentimentality here between the two but I think it’s stupid and therefore won’t mention it).
Jin-heon heads over to Sam-soon’s house to see her unaware that she’s already left to climb a mountain. He runs into Yi-young outside the house and she yells at him.
Jin-heon, unwilling to leave the house until he sees Sam-soon (maybe he’s really growing up a little here) texts her phone over and over thinking she’s getting the messages. She’s not. She left the phone at her house, Yi-young is reading the text messages. They seem heartfelt, so she goes outside to tell him where she is but only if he agrees not to make Sam-soon upset anymore.
Next we see Sam-soon struggling to climb that mountain. In the rain. In the pouring and windy rain. (OF COURSE!) She’s absolutely determined to climb that mountain for that stupid sentimentality but also to prove to herself she can do it…that she can do anything without the help of a man and certainly without the help of Jin-heon. She screams to the world when she gets to the top in triumphant defiance. She’s no longer Sam-soon…she’s Hee-jin and she’s making her own destiny from that point on. At least, that would have made her a mega kick ass tough chick EXCEPT for the fact that Jin-heon is ALSO on the mountain.
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? How did he get there so fast? And why is he yelling at her? “Who said you could change your name?!”
Uh, she did, punk. Deal with it. #BOOM