Today will be a much calmer look on things (and for the better too), as redemption is a key aspect in today’s/yesterday’s episode of “The Heirs”.
Like yesterday’s entry, it won’t be a full-out recap like most bloggers do, but rather a post to discuss about what I think are the highlights of the episode.
Let’s begin, shall we?
Wow, literally the rollercoaster ride turn 180 for everyone (the characters, you and me)! We have couples getting back together, couples getting together and couples breaking up with each other (something does’t seem right about that sentence, doesn’t it?) But I am overall say one thing; the angst is finally over (kind of…I’ll explain)
And another thing…did the writers finally come to realise that we are only left with 3 episodes left (now 2)? Everything seemed so…fast-paced in my opinion. Look at the list below about what happens:
1. Tan’s mother Ki Ae finally leaves evil tyrant father
This may be a huge moment, but one which all of us probably anticipated for quite some time. I mean, for someone living in such a household for so long, eventually anyone would probably crack down from it all. Good on her, and due to this moment, it got both Kim Tan and Young Do to truly repair their broken
2. Young Do ‘dumps’ Eun Sang
I say dumps in quotation marks due to the obvious; they never went out in the first place. It’s kind-of saddening that Young Do can’t agree for them both to continue as friends, but I guess with any first love you have, it is quite difficult to ever get over them. After all, they were the first person you’ve ever truly loved. And, this choice he makes (which is a big one in his case) probably suggest to us that Young Do has truly mended his relationship with Kim Tan, up to the point where he can entrust the love of his life to his friend. Awwwwww~ *tear drop*
3. Eun Sang and Kim Tan get back together
We knew this was happening but…so soon?
4. Young Do helps Tan with his mother, and also finds closure with his own (plus he eats with Eun Sang’s mother, which was probably the most touching scene we have seen from this drama, ever)
This has really been a Young Do-centered episode, and for good reasons too. I’m really hoping that for some damned reason, his mother comes back to him, regardless as to whether or not it makes sense in this plot. Young Do discovers the message his mother left for him at that Korean restaurant, and so we see him sort-of make ends meet with his own mother. Ki Ae asks Young Do for help in finding Tan, and he succeeds in doing so. Finally, he goes to find Eun Sang, only to be invited by her mother instead to eat at her house. That scene literally forced the tears in my eyes to just flow out. A big thumbs up to Woo Bin’s fantastic acting in that scene, where his face held expressions of nervousness, nostalgia, warmth, surprise and sadness all together. He must have been wondering “This how it would have felt like with my own mum?” or something like that. Beautiful acting oppa, beautiful.
5. Won acts more like a brotherly figure towards Tan, and gets Eun Sang back to Tan
Hooray for the hero brother! God Won, where have you been?! I know I know, due to certain circumstances *cough crappy father cough* you couldn’t appear earlier but seriously, more tears popped out of my eyes when I saw Won being so concerned and caring for his brother. It may have been a big leap in comparison to a couple of episodes before, but we always knew that his brother had those qualities within him – it’s just that he never had the chance to show them.
And at least Won takes action in comparison to his younger brother. Finding Eun Sang himself to personally ask her to come back in order to literally save’ Tan? Heroic act, but quite abrupt if I may say…
6. Won and Hyun Joo finally have a proper ‘couple’ scene (where have those moments disappeared off to…off-screen?)
Is it just me, or have I not seen them in a calm, lovey-dovey couple moment ever since the time Won gave her the necklace (if you count that lovey-dovey couple time). Of course, they’ve implied that their relationship has been going on for some time prior to the events we see in “The Heirs”, but I would have much preferred to actually SEE those moments on camera, rather than make assumptions, and only see the sad and brewing fights that they seem to always have. But, at least we get to see it, I guess…
7. Eun Sang and Kim Tan get together to go to his 18th birthday party quite…suddenly
I should have guessed from the way Kim Tan was talking about how it sucks to be a minor that his birthday was coming up but, ON THE DAY ITSELF?! What, when did that happen? It was today?! I think even our poor Eun Sang had no idea (the poor girl probably didn’t even have a chance to get his present yet lol) *Sigh* Tell me I wasn’t the only one who was thrown off by this piece of information too. Oh, and that moment where Won said Happy Birthday to Tan? I swear the goofiest smile just shot up from my face, no joke. Hehe, really looking forward to more brother bonding moments in the last two episodes.
8. Eun Sang and Bo Na can finally be labelled as friends
The title says it all.
An extensive list huh? And all in a matter of 50 something minutes…geez, talk about speed, this was just a whirlwind of a ride! I see what you did there writers…you absolutely ripped my heart into pieces yesterday, and tried to mend it back together today with all of the ‘people redeeming themselves’ scenes…too bad it was too late, my heart is still left in pieces…
In the beginning, I thought that Eun Sang got to her decision a bit too sudden. But, once I started writing this post, I realised a couple of things – that her reasons for going back now add up and make sense.
1. She sees clearly how bad Kim Tan can and has become without her around
2. She wants that midsummer’s nights dream to not end
3. She realises that Won and Tan’s relationship is mended up quite alright now
4. She figures out that the hand she held onto is the love that she holds too
And so, your actions are approved of *thumbs up!*
Hope you all enjoyed this recap/recount, and I’ll be back quite some with another (hopefully anime) review!
❤ Yami Hyunnie