Thank heaven they've gotten beyond the "I'm going crazy for love" stuff. It got quite interesting last night with Yonggi's deliberate personality change. I like the direction the show took this week. Who's with me?
I've liked it from the beginning, the chemistry between the three main characters is really wonderful, but you are right Lucy last night made it a must see to the end. It is no longer just a tearjerker drama. I loved when Yonggi told Injung that she made him the way he is now and only she can help the market people. At the end I was shouting at the tv, "pick up your phone and call him already". I can't wait until next week.
This series had maybe the strongest first episode of any I've seen, and then week by week slowly lost that momentum with all of the angst between Yonggi and Injung. I wanted to shake him and say "She keeps running away, when are you going to wake up and let her go??"
So yes, I agree that I'm glad the crazy for love part is over for now, but the plot direction too much resembles "When Spring Comes", and earlier we saw the same tired out ruse of a character stepping out in front of an oncoming vehicle. Even though she is within easy braking or swerving distance, the "driver" makes no attempt to avoid her, as if they're playing some type of chicken game. This scenario has been overused in too many dramas to the point of annoyance IMO.
However, the cast is great, and the look, location and feel of the show is excellent. The scene when all four of them were lined up on the beach as Yonggi told Injung to stop when she was trying to leave was perfectly framed. They used it again at episode's end as the freeze frame.
I'm guessing there should be 5 episodes left. I hope Lucy's right and they fill those with bigger issues than just the two of them runnning away together. We'll see.
I agree with your analysis, too, zorro. I also think there was a kernel of truth when Injung was supposedly making up all that stuff to hurt him with and she said, “Your scary possessiveness drove me away,” or something like that. Because, really, although I felt we were supposed to sympathize with him, not her, during that period when she was running away and he was chasing her, when he got hold of her he wouldn’t let go of her, not even her hand. She tried to get away several times, and it started looking like a kidnapping to me. She played along for a while, and although I think the whole cliché of “I love you so I’m running away—forget all about me!” is ridiculous in the first place, it was a little horrifying to me to see how he needed to control her. So that makes his sudden turnaround from an artistic, romantic guy into a bitter, dark, manipulative businessman very believable to me.