I always expect more from those "locked in the freezer", "lost in the woods" scenarios, but nothing ever happens. The characters may declare love for one another but they're asleep or out cold and all goes back to the way it was in the next episode.
The getting lost in the woods was straight out of a scene from Winter Love Song.. except... she isn't Choi Ji Woo and he's nowhere near as handsome as Bae Yong Joon... So, basically.. the scene was a waste of time...
I've been meaning to ask--just how many of Nayeong's corneas did Saebyeok get? I have never heard of one recipient getting both corneas. It's usually one to a customer, so that two people can have the gift of (monocular) sight. They keep saying she got Nayeong's eyes, plural, but then there was a scene a couple of weeks ago in which Nayeong's mom asked her which eye it was, and Sabby said it was the right one. But they still keep acting like it's both.
I think the writers messed up with that detail. They're entitled to discrepancies of course, but they don't really want us to pay attention to that with such intent. So, they tried to distract us with the lost in the woods scene, and TY's mother's over-the-top reaction where she disappears for an hour because her son is in love, or Su-Bin's slapping of Ho-Sae's face out of stupid jealousy... Yup. Just fillers so we don't try to figure out who has whose cornea... Minute details after all.
Lucy, according to the second poster on this thread, CG lost her eye (one) in a fireworks accident. But I can almost swear I've heard (read) her say "eyes" on more than one occasion.
While Hosae recognizing Nayeong in CG would be a romantic theory, think how upsetting it would be for Taepung… How could he possibly want to go out with Saebyeok when all he would see is his sister looking back at him?? Eeeuuuww. We all look people in the eye, but not the eyes, so maybe Nayeong's family was just looking too much to the left?
The idea that Yeongsuk didn't recognize her own daughter, and had to ask CG which eye it was makes it seem pretty obvious that the Kim family had no clue Saebyeok was seeing all of them through Nayeong's eye. Even after she told them, it still took a while for them to begin treating her better, and some still don't.
I'm not sure I follow what you're saying about one-eye/two-eyes/the family recognition factor, zorro. Everyone knew from the beginning that Saebyeok was a recipient of Nayeong's cornea(s); that's how she introduced herself to the family. The only question, I think, is whether it was one or two.
I may be wrong, but I don't think a person who lost the vision in only one eye, and thus could see, would be a candidate for a cornea transplant. Only a person whose vision was completely gone or seriously impaired in both eyes would get a cornea. Transplanted organs are such a rare and precious commodity that they can only be given to restore life and/or function in patients who have lost it or are in danger of losing it. Giving a cornea to someone who still had a functioning eye would be like giving a kidney to someone who still has a working kidney.