This is like being strapped in a roller coaster that is making its slow ascend into the stratosphere, and with each clacking on the the rail, your heart thumps faster, you question your sanity and the inevitable is within seconds as you see the front car plunge back to earth.
Strap on your seat belts, chingu, it’s gonna be a fast descending ride…
IR gets another sac-sac attack, but this time, no one is around to help her. Not a brown bag in sight either. And no hawt KJ’s hand to grab onto either. But, hang on, a couple walk past by her IR who is wheezing on the ground, and they continue on their journey (eh? ). However, Mr. Stalker-Who-Started-All-the-Crey found her and calls for an ambulance.
Meanwhile, the fire has been out on the Research boat, but there is still no phone reception on board. Al the circuits have been badly burnt. Lucky for them, another boat has arrived to pick them up and return to shore…
KJ announces to the Jangs that they should all live under one roof. GT wants to call the police, but HT tells him to put away the phone and help him place KJ in GT’s room. The What, Hyung? IR is at the dining table, apologizes to HT when he joins her. She didn’t know KJ would go that far. HT says it wouldn’t have happened if she had left when he asked her to do so.
IR relents and agrees to move out of the house, taking KJ with her. MIL is no longer her concern.
Letting him sleep in the house for a night, I thought too lightly of it. My wife, I and that guy, tried to sleep under one roof. That night, I had a bizarre dream…
HT and KJ are brushing their teeth side by side in the bathroom. IR runs to them and demands who squeezed the toothpaste from the middle of the tube.
KJ and HT point at each other… and then both point toward IR. It’s actually in HT and IR’s home and she has prepared a hearty breakfast for them. They are having a cordial conversation about their weekly schedule and bicker cutely about who can accompany IR with her task. She gives them their lunch bags and pats their back as she sends them off for the day.
HT wakes up… voiceover:
It felt real, even though I knew it was a dream. Thank goodness it was a dream.
I’ve been replaying the first 10 minutes of Episode 15 of Healer for the umpteenth time before I can take the first step off the cliff into the twilight zone of Valid Love…
Holy Mackerel, only 3 more episodes left to this dragged-on Makjang storyline…
This has NOTHING to do with Episode 17, but just goes to show I NEED this kinda FEELS SOON from both of them! 지금!!
It’s the break of dawn and MIL is happily preparing breakfast for… Mr. Jang. Next we see her banging and making such a ruckus at KJ’s gates and drags him to her house. And as they walk downhill, they meet IR and HT who were worried sick about her sudden disappearance yet again.
They all enter the Jang household and IR gently asks a favor from KJ to play along just for that day. While the ladies set the table for breakfast, KJ and HT have a “discussion” about his sudden appearance in the house. HT tells him KJ should’ve kept his mum at his studio instead of being in his parent’s house. “How could I? I just woke up and she dragged me here,” says sleepy-eyed KJ. He then questions why he allowed IR to stay there when HT had told KJ to take responsibility for her. “I tried. But she doesn’t listen to me anymore. Why don’t you talk to her?” HT tells him.
Had to watch some TLC moments on Healer before I dared to dive into Valid Love 16… I seriously have no blinking idea where Kim Do Woo is taking us.
Makjang Purgatory, perhaps? 😮 … 하자…
Before IR ran over to the Jang household upon ex-MIL’s insistence, MIL was at XYZ cafe where she was pleasant to IU and ordered a decaf Americano. And when she turned to find a table, she sees IR’s mother who was about make a quick getaway. IR’s mum is bewildered at how extremely courteous her in-law is until she asked about IR’s whereabouts. Does she visit you often? She doesn’t come by our place as often. It may be burdensome.
And that is when the red flags are hoisted and flapping in the wind…
HT and dad are in the doctor’s room, listening in closely on the question and answer session between the doctor and HT’s mum. Seems she has trouble remembering current information such as dates and her work. She thinks she still works at a furniture company where HT’s dad first met her.
IR has her usual “chat” with HS, only that she managed to figure out what has been bugging HS all the while she has been away. It’s about HS’ heart. Her will to live on is waning, especially with the recent discovery of Mum’s illness. IR promises to bring her out more often to enjoy the blooming flora and fauna when spring comes.
On their drive back home, HT’s mum denies she has dementia, which the doctor had warned HT earlier. Second stage would be anger when she realizes she’s no longer able to function normally. “Want me to show you how healthy I am?” mum says from the backseat and proceeds to recite a poem, demonstrating her mental strength in memorizing something from the past.
While waiting for IR to turn up at the Police Station, HT plays the video IR had recorded earlier when she said her farewell to HS. He tears up when he realizes how much IR intrinsically knows what goes inside HS’ mind when the rest are clueless.
IR arrives and almost switches to Rocky Balboa mode when she sees the culprit sitting at the officer’s desk.
He was envious of us. He was envious so he felt jealousy. He was envious of how we never changed. So he wanted to show us that nothing lasts forever. Our happy time was just longer than most. And love doesn’t exist.
Apparently MK’s dad links his son’s phone to the Cloud so he could keep tabs on MK’s activities. That was how he stumbled on the photos MK took of IR and KJ. And then the evil idea came to mind, messing with HT’s mind about those coincidentally-taken photos.
Did y’all find the article on Kim Do Woo (writer of Valid Love) waxing lyrical about Uhm Tae Woong’s acting chops in this drama? She essentially was bowled over by his stellar performance, but at the end of the entry, one reads:
She continued, “I cherish all of the characters in the drama, but my heart goes out to Jang Hee Tae especially. Jang Hee Tae is the center of this drama. Although his heart understands his wife, his mind won’t let him forgive her, and he [is paralyzed trying to figure out what to do]. But soon enough the viewers will see what a great husband Jang Tae Hee is.”
HT is the center of this drama? . It has been IR and KJ for me… but she better deliver a refreshing journey from ep 14 onwards… 6 more episodes to go and I want lots of HAPPY and SILLY GRINNING for us audience Soon 😮
And we’re now entering the downward curve of big, life-changing event.
How does one respond in front of a man who was a husband of seven years, albeit not really in tune with the spouse, as well as a man who only has gotten to know you over a few weeks yet knows your inner self? Ain’t easy being tactful in the name of sparing their egos…
At the police station, IR steps forward as the Guardian for both HT and KJ (much to HT’s surprise) and when they all step out of the building, IR drags them to one place where the drama can be contained and allows her to speak to both at the same time: XYZ cafe.