Seven Day Queen: Episode 5
This show really knows how to bait me with its sunny side, and then skewer my heart with its angst. I’m hooked and there’s no going back, no matter what pain may lie ahead. Today’s episode is almost like a second premiere where we get to re-meet everyone as adults, except now we have the added layer of wondering how they became these grownups, and what on earth happened to them in the intervening years.
EPISODE 5 RECAP
By the time the storm has calmed and the ship is nearing land, our prince-turned-wandering-traveler Yeok has taken command of the ship, and he makes the rest of the thugs jump overboard. Yeok’s companion calls him “hyungnim” and alerts him that they’ve almost reached shore, and he looks pensive as they approach.
At the dock, two young men crack party streamers as the boat nears, and they crane their necks nervously looking for someone. When they see a man approach, they jump him and douse him with liquor, shouting, “Welcome to Hanyang! We missed youuuu!”
Heh, I’d recognize Yeok’s two buddies anywhere, especially since they always come in a set. This is JO GWANG-OH (Kang Ki-young) and BAEK SEOK-HEE (Kim Min-ho), the two boys he was always causing trouble with.
They peer down at Yeok’s companion and note with skepticism, “This face… is not that face…” “I know you said you died and came back to life, but were you reincarnated?”
They finally learn that Yeok’s tactiturn companion is “the famous Seo-no” (Chansung) and greet him happily. Yay, I knew Seo-no would survive! Seo-no doesn’t speak a word to them, but they follow him like two eager puppies.
Meanwhile Yeok is already ashore and walking somewhere, when he runs into a blockade with armed royal guards. They declare that this land is the king’s hunting grounds and no one can enter. Yeok imagines the homes that used to be on those hills, now barren.
The guards turn their weapons on him threateningly, so Yeok flashes a smile and says casually that he made a wrong turn. He’s laughing, but his smile doesn’t reach his eyes.
As Yeok walks away, he thinks to himself, “The king’s land? This is yours?” He addresses the king in his thoughts and vows, “I will tear your world to shreds. And I will take your throne.”
It’s 1504, the tenth year of Yeonsangun’s reign, and five years since Yeok was presumed dead. Yeonsangun lounges on his tiger-skin-covered throne like he’s bored, while his ministers sweat bullets over a royal tribute that’s not quite up to par. Yeonsangun pulls a stray thread from his robes like it’s offending him with its presence.
Chief Royal Secretary Im tries to explain that the cloth required for the tribute hasn’t arrived by boat yet, but Yeonsangun just grows angrier.
His particular brand of sarcasm is more caustic than ever, as he gets up from the throne and strips off his dragon robes to prove his point. He drapes them over a minister’s shoulders like it’s a gift, saying that he’s worn them long enough. He does the same with his socks and tells them to show their dedication in actions, not just in lip service, and storms out.
The ministers seem resigned and unemotional, like they’re used to these tantrums from the king. Deputy Commander Park asks what they’re supposed to do to please the king, and Chae-kyung’s father, Minister Shin, says that the king will find his center and return to normal.
Young women flock to a gibang to gaze at the handsome man playing a geomungo instrument—it’s Yeonsangun, dressed as a nobleman. As he plays, he thinks back to the moment he ran to his mother as a young boy with flowers in his hand, and found her being led out of the palace after she was deposed.
She tenderly touched his face one last time and tore a loose thread from his sleeve with her teeth, saying that he was to be king one day, and must always appear neat and tidy. She was dragged away from him crying, and then years later his grandmother told him that his mother didn’t die of illness, but was killed.
The crowd of fangirls only grows larger and larger as Yeonsangun plays, and Chae-kyung happens by and stops to check out the commotion. She has to jump just to catch a tiny glimpse, and her jaw drops when she recognizes the king.
She thinks she must’ve seen wrong, but before she can get another look, he spots the crowd and takes off. Chae-kyung gets trampled in the stampede, but when she gets up, Yeonsangun leaps over the wall and lands right next to her. Ah, the other man was a decoy!
Chae-kyung calls him “your majesty,” which stops him in his tracks. There’s no time for pleasantries, however, because the rabid fangirls spot them and give chase. Yeonsangun grabs Chae-kyung’s wrist and starts running, and the rest of the girls run after them, tripping over each other in the process.
Chae-kyung and Yeonsangun reach a dead end, and she hilariously stands between him and the fangirls with her arms stretched out wide, like she’s prepared to guard him with her life if it comes down to it. Thankfully, a passing ox cart blocks them from view, and the girls run right past them.
Chae-kyung lets out a sigh of relief, only to be met with a dagger to the throat. He demands to know who she is, and she says nervously, “It’s me, Chae-kyung.” He withdraws the dagger and she turns to look up at him with a hesitant smile, and when he recognizes her, his face brightens instantly. Aw.
They stop for a meal, and Yeonsangun notes with amusement how Chae-kyung still stuffs her face the same way she did as a child. She wonders how it’s possible that every time she comes to Hanyang, she runs into him outside of the palace.
He asks what’s wrong with her face, pointing out her ruddy cheeks and freckles, and in order to get a better look, he pulls her chin towards him until they suddenly realize they’re uncomfortably close.
She laughs and wipes away the freckles, which she explains is all part of her plan to spread a rumor that she’s ugly, so that she doesn’t have to get married. Yeonsangun: “You don’t need to try that hard with that face.” Pffffft.
Chae-kyung offers to spend the day keeping “hyungnim” entertained, and he jokingly says she’ll have to risk her life. She bets that she knows what he’ll spend the day doing, and he lets her tag along, but tells her to stop calling him “hyungnim.” So she yells, “Wait for me, oraboni!”
Yeok arrives at his old stomping grounds and looks around the marketplace in wonder. Memories come flooding back everywhere he looks, of the days he spent with his friends, and the moment he met Chae-kyung. He stops when he recognizes the vendor who sold them the salamander statue, still peddling the exact same salamanders. Yeok gets emotional as he thinks of Chae-kyung, and hides his face before walking on.
As Chae-kyung and Yeonsangun go through the marketplace buying a basketful of food, she notices that all the women stop to ogle him. She gives him a good long stare and says she’s checking to see if he has gold on his face or something, so then he turns and stares at her, which he claims he’s doing just to copy her.
Yeok’s friend Seok-hee appears to be operating a mysterious pawnshop of sorts, filled with expensive artifacts. A peasant knocks on the door and asks if this is the place where they give out rice in exchange for other goods, and Seok-hee turns down the spoon he offers, saying that the price isn’t goods, but information.
After hearing that the man is a servant in a nobleman’s home, he leads him into something that looks like a confessional booth. On the other side, Gwang-oh takes out a book titled “The Secret Lives of the Capital City,” and starts jotting down the servant’s information.
As the servant happily takes his rice, the boys are stunned when a beautiful woman walks in. They’re practically drooling as they wonder if this is the person they were supposed to meet today, and she just pushes her way past them and opens the door to their secret hideout without being told that it’s there.
Seo-no is inside and all the guys watch her stride right into their lair like she owns the place. She seems to recognize a walking stick in the shape of a crutch, and takes particular interest in it.
Seok-hee is taken with her beauty, while Gwang-oh finds her rude. But it’s Seo-no who captures her attention, and the minute he introduces himself, she stands up and slaps him across the face. She says matter-of-factly that Seo-no owes her a debt because “Nak-chun oraboni” almost died because of him.
She says that oraboni experienced a hell that made death preferable, and that this slap is nothing. She tells him with an icy glare that he’ll have to repay that debt with his life, and Seo-no accepts her warning dutifully.
She declares that introductions are over without ever saying her name, though I suppose they already know it: it’s YOON MYUNG-HYE (Go Bo-gyul). All Myung-hye seems to care about is this Nak-chun oraboni, and she asks where he is.
As Yeok takes off his clothes for a bath, we see that his body is covered in scars, and he flashes back to the night he was shot with arrows and stabbed with a blade, seemingly on royal orders. Yes, we know how you got the scars, but how did you survive?
After washing up, Yeok takes a blade to his hair and lops off his long locks, thinking to himself that he will no longer follow the ways of his brother’s Joseon.
Chae-kyung pays an innkeeper handsomely in order to rent out the whole place, and other customers are turned away as she ushers Yeonsangun inside. But as they go into one of the rooms, we see a pair of boots outside a room that’s already occupied. Uh-oh, is that going to be who I think it is?
Chae-kyung laughs and says this reminds her of the night she and Yeonsangun first met, and he asks if this innkeeper is trustworthy. She figures that it doesn’t matter, since if they’re drugged, she’ll just save him again and get another wish out of it.
Her laughter carries into the next room, and aaaaah, it’s Yeok! He doesn’t seem to recognize the voices, and just drinks alone in his room.
Chae-kyung cooks in the inn’s kitchen, and sets what looks like two tables of ritual memorial food. Oh, is it the anniversary of Yeok’s death? This must be what Chae-kyung meant about knowing what the king would do on this day.
As Yeonsangun carries one of the trays inside, Yeok opens his door and happens to catch a glimpse of his brother, in the last place he expected. He hurries back inside before he’s seen, but then a second shockwave hits: Chae-kyung calls out for oraboni in her signature saturi accent.
Yeok peeks out his door again, and is stunned to see Chae-kyung follow his brother into that room. Augh, why did he have to find them together?
Yeok slowly approaches the thin paper door that separates their two rooms, and sinks down to lean against it.
On the other side, Yeonsangun performs memorial rites for his mother, and he takes notice of Chae-kyung bowing beside him. She says that his mother is essentially her mother (she must mean her vow to become his sibling in place of Yeok, though from the outside, it might sound very different).
Then she performs the rites for the second table they’ve set, for Yeok. Tears come spilling out as she bows, and Yeonsangun tells her that just as his mother’s death was not his fault, Yeok’s death was not her fault. He tells her to get mad instead, and ask why Yeok left so soon. Yeok laughs bitterly on the other side of the wall.
Chae-kyung sees right through Yeonsangun and guesses that he just misses them. She addresses his mother and says that Yeonsangun misses her, and so in turn, he says, “Yeok-ah, Chae-kyung misses you.” Yeok’s eyes fill with tears at the words.
Chae-kyung says that it’s nice to have family say the things you’re too embarrassed to say, but Yeonsangun bites back, “Family is a ball of fire to me. I cannot swallow it or spit it out, so it aggravates me relentlessly.” He says that he spent his life running from them, and can barely hold their memorials in secret.
She sees his distress and tells him to become a good and wise king, so that he can stand tall before his father’s grave and honor his mother properly. She says that Yeok would be proud of him for that, and then takes out the salamander statue that Yeok bought for his brother.
She tells him about Yeok’s belief that the salamander represents the king and commands the rain, and her story brings a smile to Yeonsangun’s face. They laugh together, which only pains Yeok all the more.
Yeok puts on his hat to leave, but at the exact moment he steps out of his room, Chae-kyung comes out from hers…They turn to face each other, and Chae-kyung sees it instantly: Yeok’s younger face, looking back at her. Omo. OMO!
She doesn’t even second-guess her instincts, and calls out to him as if he’s Yeok. He doesn’t stop for her, so she runs after him and grabs his arm in desperation. He stops, but then it hits her, and her face falls as she says, “You’re not him. You’re not a ghost, you’re a person.”
He starts to leave again, so she yanks him by his bag strap to offer a meal, saying that memorial food is meant to be shared. The way she clutches his strap just makes Yeok think of the way she held his horse’s reins so tightly the moment they parted. He caves and agrees to eat, and the irony isn’t lost on him that he’s being served his own memorial food.
Chae-kyung says that today is the day that someone who was important to her died. As Yeok picks the beans out of his rice cakes, she peers at him curiously and says that he really resembles this person.
She sighs and wishes that Yeok would come back to see her even as a ghost, brightly promising not to be afraid if he’d just make a noise to indicate that he’s there. Yeok angrily tells her not to insult the dead, and adds that this person probably didn’t die just so that they could take a trip down memory lane.
Chae-kyung is affronted and asks what he thinks he knows about her, but Yeok counters, “What do you know? A dead person’s heart? His hurt, his pain? What do you know?”
Their argument is loud enough that Yeonsangun comes out to see what the fuss is, and he asks, “What’s going on, wife?” Ohmygod why, why would he call her that?! My heart, stop stabbing my heart!
Yeok’s face twists up in shock and betrayal, and he says, “Go be loyal to your new lover,” before stalking off. Don’t let him leave like that!
Yeonsangun tells Chae-kyung not to talk to strangers, and she points out that him calling her “wife” isn’t exactly going to help her get married. He reminds her that she doesn’t want to get married, and she argues that there is a world of difference between choosing not to marry and not being able to marry.
Chae-kyung starts clearing the table and sees the beans Yeonsangun picked out of his rice cakes, which he says he can’t eat because they make him ill. Stunned, she asks if there’s someone else who can’t eat them, and he remembers that Yeok used to pick out his beans too, to copy him.
That’s all Chae-kyung needs to hear to go racing out of the room. She looks at the table where Yeok picked out his beans just moments ago, and she runs down the dark street in search of him.
Yeok sees her, but he hides just out of sight around the corner, his hand gripping the wall for dear life.
She’s just a few steps away, but before she can find him, Myung-hye finds Yeok first, calling him Nak-chun oraboni. She asks if someone is chasing him, and he covers up by saying that it’s just habit.
Myung-hye peeks around the corner and sees Chae-kyung and Yeonsangun, who’s come out to check on her.
Back at Yeok’s hideout, his crew is all gathered and he toasts, calling them five brothers. Seok-hee argues with being lumped together when they’re all of different social class, gender, and personality, but Yeok just laughs at his two knucklehead friends and encourages everyone to drink.
Myung-hye is fixated on Yeok, and when she notices that his finger is bleeding, she pours liquor on it and wraps it tenderly. She tells him not to forget that his body belongs to her. He pulls his hand away and counters, “You’re my savior, not my master.”
Chae-kyung’s mother is beside herself with worry that she’s been missing all day, and Nanny makes reference to this being a yearly event, where Chae-kyung disappears and upsets her parents. Chae-kyung apologizes and promises that nothing happened, and she lights up in relief when her father says it’s all right as long as she’s okay.
But she isn’t out of the woods yet, because Mom asks for the broom and chases her all over the yard, and poor Nanny has to run interference to save her from a beating.
As Nanny makes Chae-kyung’s bed, she begs her to stop running off on her own. Chae-kyung isn’t even listening and takes out a handkerchief, in which she’s carefully placed the three black beans that Yeok picked out of his food. She says it’s proof that ghosts exist, lol, and Nanny rolls her eyes.
Chae-kyung says it’s the only explanation, for the beans and for the other thing, putting her hands over her beating heart. She pulls Nanny’s hand on her chest to ask if she can feel that, and Nanny quips that she can feel it’s time for Chae-kyung to get married, before her chest grows any smaller.
That night, Chae-kyung sits out in the yard clutching her ghostly beans, thinking of Yeok coming to see her.
In flashback, we see young Yeok writhing in pain and wrapped in bandages all over his body, with an old man and a young girl beside his bed. We don’t know how he got here after being stabbed at the river, but the old man says he ought to be dead. He wonders what kind of regrets this boy has that he’s clutching his hand so hard, not willing to die.
The old man tells him to go be at peace, but Yeok latches onto his hand and ekes out, “I can’t go. Save me. I am going to live and become king.”
And so the old man solders his wounds shut with a burning iron, as Yeok screams in agony.
In the present, Yeok relives this in his dreams, down to the burning, unbearable pain. Myung-hye runs over to wake him up, and Yeok opens his eyes but is still trapped in the trauma of the memory, and falls to the ground, gasping for air.
Myung-hye grabs the cane she was looking at earlier and puts it in front of Yeok, and suddenly he transforms into his younger self. He grabs the stick and pushes himself up, hand over hand, and as he does so, he turns back into the adult Yeok.
He falls again and collapses in defeat, gasping and crying that he can’t walk. Myung-hye calmly puts the stick back in his hand, and in flashback we see that she was the young girl who was at Yeok’s side as he first went through this.
He screams and throws the stick in a rage, and Myung-hye’s eyes fill with tears as she picks him up off the ground. Yeok screams inconsolably, “No! No, I won’t die! I won’t die!”
She hugs him close, and as he wails in her arms, we see young Yeok do the same in the past. In the present, Myung-hye is stunned when Yeok cries, “Save me, Chae-kyung-ah!” He looks at her as though he’s speaking to Chae-kyung, and says, “I will return to you no matter what. Wait for me, Chae-kyung-ah.” He collapses in her embrace, and she cries silently.
Myung-hye goes outside and tells Seo-no that she wants to find out who Shin Chae-kyung is, and after today, she never wants to hear that name again. Seo-no says he can tell her about Chae-kyung, but she won’t be able to erase her completely.
He knows that Myung-hye saved Yeok and helped him heal and walk, but he adds that it wasn’t the only thing to save his life, because Yeok had a deeper, more ardent love that saved him. She says he’s wrong, and the only thing that can save a person is ambition, and that Yeok came back to life because of his desire for revenge and the throne, not something so naïve as love.
It seems that old alliances don’t die easily, because Scarface has somehow survived his mid-ocean run-in with Yeok and reports the theft of his shipment to Secretary Im and the king’s consort Jang Nok-soo. We really should’ve put a sword in this guy’s chest.
He shows them sketches of Yeok and Seo-no, though it’s unclear what he knows of their identities, since the focus seems to be on the shipment they stole from him, not on the prince. Nok-soo gives him ten days to either bring her the shipment or the thieves’ heads, or else Scarface and his men will pay with their lives. Secretary Im tells Nok-soo to have the king collect more royal tributes, which is clearly how they’ve been lining their own pockets for years.
That night, Nok-soo climbs into bed next to Yeonsangun and mentions that a flood has interfered with the royal tribute that was on its way, suggesting that he collect another tribute.
But he just asks if she knows why there was a flood, and answers in Chae-kyung’s saturi accent that it’s the salamander’s fault. He’s smiling the whole time, and decides that he’ll have to open an inquiry into the matter tomorrow.
As he’s dressed the next morning, Yeonsangun thinks of Chae-kyung’s encouraging words to be a good and wise king, and stand proud before his parents’ graves. So that very day, he tells the assembly to assess the damages that the people have suffered due to the recent flood, so that aid can be given and houses can be rebuilt.
The ministers are so stunned that they wonder to each other what’s gotten into the king, and he freaks them out further by walking along and telling them individually that they’re doing a good job.
The queen dowager is upset to hear that Yeonsangun is suddenly acting out of character and being a good king, which Deputy Commander Park doesn’t understand either. The queen dowager brightens when his niece is announced.
The niece is none other than Myung-hye, and the queen dowager greets her as her future daughter-in-law and asks eagerly how Yeok is doing. Myung-hye reports that Yeok intercepted Secretary Im’s boatload of bribes and royal tributes, and the queen dowager worries that Yeok is already getting caught up in Secretary Im’s dirty business instead of being careful. Deputy Commander Park reassures her that Secretary Im can’t exactly investigate the theft openly without airing his bribes.
Yeok spends his day reading through Gwang-oh’s rice confessional logs, which turns out to be a record of everything the people have been forced to hand over to the king as royal tribute—what the king has claimed as his. In it, Yeok writes the name of the inn from last night and “the king and Shin Chae-kyung.”
Chae-kyung drags Nanny and a sack of rice to a pawnshop where she’s heard that they exchange rice for information (lol, is she going where I think she’s going?), though Nanny tries to reason with her that information about ghosts is probably not in their purview. Still, Nanny tosses her a sack of red beans just in case she needs to ward off any ghosts.
Chae-kyung flounces in and drops a bag of rice in front of Seok-hee, reasoning that if they give rice for information here, then they probably also offer the reverse? Yeok recognizes her voice and starts flailing inside the confessional booth, but Chae-kyung bullies her way inside before he can escape.
She peers into the little opening in the wall, so he quickly stands up so that all she can see is his waist, and she finally relents and says she’ll stop trying to peek. He tries to change his voice and nervously sits down.
Chae-kyung asks if he can find a ghost for her, and then decides, “No, a person! No wait, a ghost!” He tells her to pick just one, but she pouts and says she can’t: “I don’t know if I’ve fallen for a person or a ghost!” He realizes that she’s looking for him, and his heart seems to melt. He says that either way she’s looking for a man, and she replies that it’s a definitely a relief that the ghost decided to come back in the body of a man. He laughs.
She gets animated as she describes her run-in with Yeok at the inn the other night, rattling on about how he looked just like her friend from childhood who died, even though she’s never seen him grown up, but she’s sure they looked alike.
Yeok just stares at her lips as she talks a mile a minute, and she catches on that he’s not listening to her. She calls him poju, and he gets offended thinking that she’s calling him a pimp, while she meant to just shorten the word for “owner of a pawnshop.” In any case, the outburst has caused him to revert to his normal voice, and Chae-kyung is instantly suspicious.
She gets up and starts searching up and down the wall for a way in, and he panics and starts doing the same as if he can block her. But she’s faster and busts open the trap door, which sends her flying into his side of the room.
She’s gobsmacked to be face to face with her ghost, and doesn’t notice that her violent entrance has made the entire confessional collapse on top of them. He jumps between her and the wall, and they end up wedged in the tiny space, pressed up against each other. God, I love dramas.
Chae-kyung’s heart starts to race again, and she’s so self-conscious that she clamps her hands over his ears and yells at him not to listen. That just makes him think of the day they were running from Scarface when he covered her ears so that she wouldn’t be afraid.
They get lost in the moment, but then Yeok pulls her hands away and tells her to get out. She looks up at him and says, “I told you, I’ve been bewitched by a ghost—by you.” He says coldly that it’s not his business, but she demands to know, “Then why do you look like him? Why does it have to be him? Who are you?”
He pushes the wall back up and she asks him point-blank if he’s Yeok, but he says no. She cries, “Then why do you keep appearing before my eyes? Why do you keep making my heart race?” He turns cold and mean as he says that’s her fault for being easy and wanton, accusing her of looking for another man and swooning in his embrace when she’s a married woman. Noooooooooooo.
She responds by chucking red beans in his face, crying that he has to be a ghost because a person wouldn’t be this mean. He snatches the pouch of beans away and then slams her against the wall, leaning in close. “Is this what you wanted?” he says, his eyes hard. He asks if this is how girls find husbands these days, and she warns him to let her go or he’ll regret it.
“Regrets are for people. Ghosts don’t do things like that,” he says, and then he leans in to kiss her.
Whoa, that was a lot of emotions I just went through in the course of one episode. I have to say, I’m impressed that we didn’t drag out the separation, which I fully expected to be teased for a while and painfully drawn out. But Seven Day Queen continues to exceed my expectations and stay a step ahead of me, which makes it so enjoyable to watch, not to mention increasingly addictive. It’s a mark of good storytelling that I’m constantly surprised by where we’re going and how fast we get there, and I find that I’m so taken with the story and these characters that I hardly notice the time passing.
Yeok is especially fascinating because he’s the most changed as an adult, and I hate and love how dark and bitter he’s become, and how he’s taken up his brother’s habit of twisting other people’s words to use against them. Obviously I have hope that he’ll open up his heart again, but at the start, I have to say that I love the conflict of him assuming that his brother stole Chae-kyung too. I mean, it’s horrible and it gives me stabby chest pains, but it’s SO GOOD as a conflict. The hope of returning to her saved him when he was at his lowest, most desperate point, and then he returns and sees her with his brother, of all people? It couldn’t be worse, and I can’t bear the thought that he thinks she betrayed him too, and yet, as a drama conflict I love it so.
I’m surprised by how much I love the other side of the love triangle too, because I’m obviously not rooting for Yeonsangun to get the girl, and yet I love their easy rapport. It’s clear that Chae-kyung is the bright spot in his dark world, and it’s honestly really sweet and boyish of him to be so easily influenced into trying to be a good king. How sad that he might’ve even been a good king all along if he had this sort of influence by his side all the time.
I really did love the child actors, but man, does everything intensify when Yeon Woo-jin is carrying the other half of the two brothers’ storyline. Now it feels like a fully fleshed out battle for power and love, and somehow Yeok growing up makes their rift seem insurmountable. It was so tough to see what he’d gone through after nearly dying and not being able to walk (and so brilliant to show both actors, going through it in the past and still trapped in the trauma of it in the present), but it shows us that there is no going back to the innocent little brother who always put his faith in his hyung above all. Yeok was broken and had to become a whole new person to survive. I can see why Myung-hye is so fiercely protective of him, if she’s the one who saved his life and was by his side as he fought to live and walk. From her perspective, no one else understands what rock bottom was for Yeok, and she was there for him when he was at his worst. But ultimately Seo-no is right, because even in his delirium, Yeok was always searching for Chae-kyung, and it was his will to return to her that kept him going.
Sometimes this show is surprisingly light, but it’s nice to get some fun rom-com interplay between our characters when we can, with funny ghost-human misunderstandings and trapped-in-tight-spaces excuses for skinship. I mean, it made me laugh and I wasn’t expecting it so soon, but when the comedy can be backed up by real emotion that can make a scene turn on a dime and twist my heart into knots, I welcome the emotional roller coaster ride.
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