Beanie level: Errand boy

Just magnificent!

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Theme of today’s episode. Ong Avengers!

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Sigh.

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Camellia – JR really is just trash.

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Camellia – more red herrings, redemption arc for DB’s mother, and the story nearing climax. It sure doesn’t feel like a 20 episode arc. More surprises/goodies for us?

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    One wonders. I just don’t think it’s Heung sik. That is just too easy and I am still convinced that the victim pool should be expanded. The deaths will not just be limited to Hyang mi.

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      Remember Murder on the Orient Express? I know this drama won’t go there, but I thought it would have been an interesting way to take the story.

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    I think 18 episodes might have been tighter, but I think they can fill 20 episodes in revealing Joker and his motives.

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    At least we know that Joker has to smell like lacquer (or paint thinner?). That must leave a pretty narrow field. But why would DB’s mother not run to the police as soon as she made that connection? Why threaten her suspect personally? Why give him the chance to come after her?

    No matter what happens to her in this encounter, I have to believe that Mom is going to be around in the final episode, so that DB can donate her kidney.

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      Double indemnity clause in the insurance policy?

      DB’s mother, much like Hyang-mi, has the feel of a blood sacrifice in the making.

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        After that speech she made about protecting her child? I could see her luring him to follow her if she thought she could kill him. But luring him to follow her so that he could kill her — and what? Get caught? What about all that fierce protectiveness toward DB? Where does that go if she just allows Joker to kill her? Mom’s supposed to be the smartest one in the family, and that just doesn’t seem smart.

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          Mutual death scenario, or, the final bit of proof she needs because as HS said, all she has is the smell of lacquer and “beast eyes”.

          Remember, without a kidney, she’s dead anyway. She could be looking for a way that does the most good for DB.

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Kdrama and childhood connections. One is an infant, the other is well along in pregnancy. The infant rubs his foot on the other’s mom’s belly. That’s pretty early to call fate, destiny…

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    Never too early when it comes to fate. In Cdramas, some OTPs were fated even before they were conceived. 😉

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      Belief in reincarnation certainly leads to “fated before birth”, like the phrase “nemeses from their previous life.” But good grief, I would prefer to believe we were more than cogs in the machinery of fate.

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    Also really gross

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Camellia: Boy, I hope there is more to DB’s mother’s story than that reveal. I have to believe that there is more there – or that b**ch wouldn’t have bothered to find DB’s mom.

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    Didn’t she allude to being married to their father. The woman said that DB’s Mom was legally theirs as well.

    And that dinner scene, wow, so good. DB, to me, had every right to be pissed. We still don’t know what Mom put DB’s signature to.

    I am so glad she really leaned on Yong sik afterwards.

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      So, at the end of the day, will DB give, or won’t she? What do you think?

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        *sigh* I don’t because I don’t think Mom is gonna make it to the end of the series. Something is gonna end her life and it won’t be renal failure.

        On the flip side, I think she will because it is not in DB’s nature to see someone suffer, no matter how big her talk is.

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Camellia: much needed conversations and confessions. And boy are the throwing up red herrings Everywhere!

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    I am so glad Yong-sik said what he said to DB. I wanted to go through the screen and shake her for that type of manipulation. I officially hated her for that and though, ‘Yeah, Yong-sik’s Mom is right. He is way to good for you.’

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      Agree. He is. But talk about someone too far gone…YS is constitutionally unable to retreat; he’s going to push through to the end, where ever it leads.

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Beautiful.

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Perfectly accurate insight from DJ.

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Dong-ju – my hands are faster than everyone’s eyes! Quick thinking and a good getaway.

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Like father, like son. The whole bit with Dongju searching for a certain person was really funny.

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    The father-son bromance was very touching, too. I hope they can stay on the same side. I know there’s reason to hate the king, but he looks so reasonable and mild next to Yul-mu.

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    I really want their bromance to last a little longer before everyone finds out who they are to each other and starts going stab-y stab-y.

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      If they stick with history (which they’ve already stretched with Nokdu’s existence), then the king and Nokdu probably have to die and Yul-mu should become king. I hope they rewrite history. I don’t want to hang around to watch Yul-mu gain power.

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After all the sageuks showing brush drawn faces that look as if they were done by a modern police artist, this was good for a laugh or two. This supposed to be our hero.

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Bullet Chicken. Yes, it is possible to get dumber. There seems to be no limit to how low you can set the bar.

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    Uh oh.

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    I want to see how low it can go! If it actually gets good and starts making sense, I’ll be disappointed.

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    I am hoping they’ll make season 2. I need to get to that rooftop! (Just kidding. Please don’t take this seriously, drama god!)

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    I live watched it when it came out and it felt like I was watching the pilot of a weekend sitcom that should have never been green lighted…

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      Oh I just saw your other post and you were talking about Vagabond..😅😅😅😅

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Bullet Chicken: So, we’re supposed to believe that the judicial system in Korea can try and deliver a verdict on a case the size and importance of the B357 bombing in less than a day? I don’t know which is less realistic, CDG surviving everything he’s been through, or lawyers allowing this case to complete in about the same time as a traffic ticket.

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    I’m honestly not even sure who was on trial or what the charges were. Meh, details details details.

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      I also didn’t care about the charges, who was the plaintiff or the defendant. Just the idea that law firms and lawyers that bill by the hour would let a case like this go to completion was just absurd beyond everything I’ve seen in this show.

      And yes, I know I am lost in meaningless details.

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    It’s possible if the judicial system is made up of knetz.

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Home for Summer: a Doctor actually refused to discuss a patient’s condition with the husband alone due to privacy issues. This is a first for me. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Wonderful closing dance number to a classic piece of music. From a certain era. Wow.

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    Wasn’t that great? I kept expecting water to splash down at the end.
    Interesting how a Korean show is referencing shows and characters and movies from the US.
    LOVED IT.

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      Same here. A splash…maybe from the giant aquarium with some flopping fish and maybe an octopus or two.

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    So awesome. Definitely a scene I won’t forget.

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      Actually I had to replay it a couple of times just to make sure what I was watching. 🙂

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Pegasus Mart: These two are amazing together.

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My Country, Ep 8: so, is the closing scene for real, or is it going to turn into “just thinking about it”?

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    I think Bang Won has a Joseon version of bullet proof vest on, you know smtg that Dal Geon never heard of. 😜
    Don’t think Hwi intended to kill him. Otherwise he would have aimed for the head.

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      Sigh. Have to wait a week to find out.

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      I’m trying to understand why Hwi would choose either of the men he’s playing against each other. Neither one wants the kind of county that would benefit him or his band of merry men.

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        He sorta had to. His purpose now is to get Yeon free, so he either killed BW or took down Lord Nam.

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          He has a grudge against Lord Nam, so that’s the only piece of the puzzle that makes sense to me.

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    It’s beginning to remind me the tiniest bit of Vagabond. Bang Won’s men crumbled pretty fast against Hwi.

    I’d like to have half the healing power of Hwi and Seon Ho. All they need is a little rest and a cup of water to require from near death experiences.

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      Don’t know about Sun Ho, but Hwi had that pain numbing pill from doc. 😉

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      About BW’s men… that made me think that BW expected Hwi and he purposely put a few men there and let him went all the way in. But… we have to wait 1 week to know for sure. Sigh….

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      It always bugs me when the hero has ultimate fighting powers. I’m not sure if that applies to the ending scene though since Bang Won seemed to be expecting him and Hwi was purposely aiming for limbs. If it wasn’t staged then Bang Won definitely needs better men.

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Camellia

JR is truly trash. No sympathy from me. At all.

HM gets some sympathy from me, unlike JR.

And I loved how YS described the difference between him and JR.
YS to JR –
I’m the reason why she looks pretty.
Just think about it.
She always looked gloomy when she was with you, didn’t she?
But now that she’s with me,
She’s pretty every single day.
She’s always smiling.

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