That darn cliff-hanger! And I sure hope you are ready for feels because they are back with a vengeance! With an episode or two going by without any major drama, I just knew that when it returned, I wouldn’t be ready! I have seen this series before and yet I was still hit pretty hard with the happenings of this episode! All gears have been shifted up to eleven that I am kind of scared of watching the next episode anytime soon.
I sure hope that your bodies are ready dear Readers, because the battle for best Yun-bok/Jeong-hyang moment is already underway and the scene in this fifth episode of the series is arguably one of the top two best scenes in the whole 20 episodes!
So, the last time we left off with Hong-do dumping Yun-bok in a stream to cool off because she was acting like a brat. He was planning on taking him to this Doctor he knew that would take care of Yun-bok’s hand. This 4th episode picks up right from where the other left off.
With the main character intros out of the way, these discussions are going to get shorter and shorter especially when we hit those episodes where Jeong-hyang doesn’t show up. Hell, she took her sweet time appearing in this one that I almost thought those episodes were already upon us. But after watching this, I am reminded that it will be a while still before we are deprived of the lovely Jeong-hyang.
First of all – Yun-bok you fool!
Secondary I wish to apologize for thinking that the last episode was too dramatic! If that was dramatic then this third episode is comical in comparison! Seriously, I was sitting there wondering how I didn’t rail on this show as it was airing! Back then I was very new to things and was so flighty that I should have tore this show a new one but then again I guess it is the same reason why I managed to sit through it this time too. I wanted desperately to hit that skip button because of all the over the top drama but my love for Yun-bok and Jeong-hyang compelled me to take it all in, even the painful scenes! Seriously, as lovely as Moon Geun-young is it was a challenge sitting through her scenes, especially towards the end there after the-unmentionable hits the fan.
Thank the Lord that the Yun-bok/Jeong-hyang scenes are not as over-dramatic as the rest of the story. And speaking of these two, something totally changed between them this episode, well, more on Jeong-hyang’s side than Yun-bok but really, Yun-bok had it bad for the beauty of the town since she had laid eyes on Jeong-hyang so no change there on her part. This show aired in 2008 and yet Jeong-hyang and Yun-bok are still going strong as my favourite TV couple! They are yet to be dethroned by any other after all these years!
Really, thinking of it now, forget what I have said before. 2008 is the best year of yuri ever! That year we had movies like ‘Beautiful Crazy’, ‘Candy Rain’, ‘Miao Miao’, and the ‘Spider Lilies’ DVD came out that year too. Then we had ‘As One’ (AKA Forever the Moment), ‘Hellcats’, ‘Love Exposure’, ‘Martyrs’ and ‘Blood The Last vampire – Last Blood’. In TV we had this very show – ‘Painter of the Wind’, ‘Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles’, ‘Tru Blood’ and ‘Legend of the Seeker’. Meanwhile in Japan Toda Erika and Aragaki Yui graced the small screen together for the second time in ‘Code Blue’ and not to mention ‘Last Friends’ was that year too then there was ‘Gakkou ja Oshirarenai’ and FINALLY ‘Men-dol Ikemen Idol’. In anime we got ‘Mnemosyne’, ‘Michiko to Hatchin’, ‘Shigofumi’ (only one episode though), ‘Strike Witches’, ‘Koihime Musou’, ‘Code Geass’ (dat lesbian table humping), ‘Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae (the season that matters), ‘Ga-rei Zero’ and ‘Ikkitousen Great Guardians’. Seriously, just thinking of it now 2008 was one scary year!
Alright, episode two here we go. This episode picks up from right where we left off from episode one. Just like clockwork, we get more awesome Jeong-hyang scenes and of course, we still get Hong-do raining on our parade.
I tell you now, these people at the studio who were in charge of this had to have been divided into two separate shippers just like the audience! And while the plot said that Jeong-hyang was END-GAME, that didn’t mean that the journey there wouldn’t be filled with both sides fighting it out to the death. The amount of Hong-do/Yun-bok is too much it is sickening! That trend went throughout the series and it stays true even in this episode.
Still, no matter how many scenes Hong-do has with Yun-bok, the chemistry between Jeong-hyang and Yun-bok always wins by the end of the episode, even if it was just one scene in total.
Enough rumbling, let’s get it on with the episode.