My Liberation Notes: Episodes 7-8
I don’t learn about y’all, however regardless of its slower tempo, this drama has been flying by for me. It’s onerous to imagine we’re already on the midway level. This week is all about what it means to love somebody and the way that have varies from individual to individual. For some, it’s all butterflies and nerves. For others, it’s consolation and freedom. Whereas one sibling settles into her relationship, one other agonizes over whether or not to take a danger and confess her emotions.
EPISODES 7-8 WEECAP
We focus quite a bit on Ki-jung this week who’s acutely feeling the pains of a crush which is rising stronger with every day. She’s the kind to throw herself into her emotions, and so they eat most of her ideas and actions. It doesn’t assist that she has to observe Mi-jung content material in her new relationship with Gu.
The sisters couldn’t be extra reverse of their expertise of their emotions. Ki-jung is all uncertainty, nervousness, and depth, whereas Mi-jung’s emotions have introduced her a calmness and sense of safety. Mi-jung shares with Du-hwan and Chang-hee that she’s by no means felt her coronary heart pound from romantic emotions – in truth, when she likes somebody, her coronary heart beats slower “like I’ve been freed.”
Chang-hee is wowed by her perspective and hypothesizes that the center solely kilos from the nervousness of uncertainty; when you realize one thing is yours, you’re feeling at peace. However there’s no peace for Ki-jung who’s a ball of nerves and insecurity about her emotions for Tae-hoon, and Chang-hee’s fixed reminders of her previous disdain for any man who confessed unreciprocated emotions for her doesn’t assist.
Ki-jung is a naturally easy individual, although, and might solely bottle her emotions for thus lengthy. She decides to admit, however she wants an out to really feel secure. When she overhears Du-hwan contemplating feigning harm and subsequent amnesia if his personal confession goes sideways, Ki-jung says she’ll give it a strive. Oh no.
She enlists Chang-hee and Du-hwan to face by whereas she meets with Tae-hoon. Their oh-so-brilliant plan is to pretend a bike accident if she provides the sign. That manner, she will faux to faint and overlook her confession if it fails. That is such a horrible plan.
Ki-jung meets Tae-hoon at a café and barely musters up the braveness to confess her emotions. He’s floored, leaving them each awkward and feeling responsible. All he can say is that he’s sorry whereas Ki-jung struggles to comprise her tears and says it’s wonderful.
She walks away and offers the sign, so Chang-hee and Du-hwan advance on the bike. Then, Chang-hee reaches out from the again of the bike and offers her a tough shove. HA, oh my gosh. However after all, this doesn’t go as deliberate and as an alternative of a pleasant, managed fall, Ki-jung fractures her arm and finally ends up working away in embarrassment, leaving Tae-hoon and Chang-hee behind. These siblings ought to by no means be allowed to plan collectively.
Whereas Ki-jung is kind of pitiful, I nonetheless can’t root for her and Tae-hoon proper now. It’s apparent how a lot his daughter means to him, however Ki-jung appears to be pondering of a relationship with him in very informal phrases, probably not taking Yu-rim under consideration.
Tae-hoon shared at a membership assembly that he’s afraid of passing on his personal insecurities over being an orphan to his daughter who doesn’t have a mother. Ki-jung overheard this, but it surely doesn’t appear to be hitting her that Tae-hoon and his daughter are a package deal deal. For all her fuss about relationship a person with a toddler, you’d suppose she’d perceive that the state of affairs could also be a bit extra sophisticated.
In the meantime, Mi-jung is having fun with her rising closeness with Gu. They’ve a number of aww moments this week, particularly on Gu’s finish. When Mi-jung has to work late in a café because of her ungrateful, derisive boss, Gu sits at a close-by desk to (silently) maintain her firm whereas she works. On one other event, Gu shares that he’s all the time indignant – the one instances he feels calm is when he’s consuming, sleeping, or speaking to her.
I like how daring Mi-jung is with Gu. Regardless of her standard apathy, she even fights with him following one other tough encounter together with her money-grubbing ex. He and his girlfriend supposedly haven’t any cash and refuse to deal with the mortgage state of affairs. At her wits finish, Mi-jung closes out her checking account and decides to pay again the mortgage in full.
Naturally, when Gu learns of this, he’s indignant. He even gives to have somebody “care for” her ex, saying he solely wants a reputation. Yikes. Mi-jung is indignant that Gu isn’t extra supportive of her determination, particularly when he calls her out on her actions being pushed by worry of others discovering out concerning the mortgage. When her dad discovered she modified her official tackle and was now not on their family registry, Mi-jung did admit she helped a pal with a mortgage however stored the defaulting funds a secret.
Mi-jung admits to Gu she feels silly and blames herself for entering into this predicament. She will be able to’t deal with battle, so after all she will’t combat her ex on this. Gu factors out that she’s having no downside preventing him proper now. Ha. “That’s since you like me.” He’s surprised however doesn’t deny it. Mi-jung says she desires him to be the one that provides her the arrogance to combat for herself.
Gu then will get fairly darn near a confession when he tells Mi-jung that, though he’s a scary man, being round her makes him nervous. That in flip annoys him, “but I nonetheless anticipate you.” Mi-jung grins and tells him to maintain going since she likes the sound of that.
Mi-jung tells Ki-jung (who tells Chang-hee) about how she requested Gu to worship her, which naturally comes as a shock. When Chang-hee then tells Hyun-ah what he’s realized, she guesses that Gu have to be struggling quite a bit – Mi-jung seemingly is making an attempt to avoid wasting him.
We get some extra hints about Gu’s actual id this week when he takes a name from his hyung who says a Chairman Shin is on the lookout for him. Somebody named President Baek, who’s on the outs with Chairman Shin, really spots Gu at a gasoline station. Gu seems to be involved when his hyung tells him he was seen however says he’s “too busy” to return and cope with the state of affairs head on.
This week’s episodes finish with an indication of hope within the type of a rainbow. Everybody from Tae-hoon to the Sanpo crew to Mi-jung and Gu witness the sight. Mi-jung tells Gu that she needs she might return in time and sit beside the youthful him. Gu argues that’s what she’s doing now as a result of in the future, this shall be his youthful self.
I feel what I like about their relationship is the stillness and ease of it. There are not any expectations –they simply exist comfortingly subsequent to one another. There’s a quiet surety that it’s what they each want proper now, and so they’re each clearly benefitting from it. I simply hope their respite isn’t shattered by whoever these highly effective males from Gu’s previous are as a result of I’ve a sense issues are about to get a little bit extra sophisticated.