Let Me Hear Your Song: Episodes 17-20 Open Thread
Our heroine gets the confession she’s been longing for, but our couple can’t be together until the mystery that drives them apart is solved. With some more clues revealed, our hero’s investigation moves on to other players from that fateful night last summer.
EPISODES 17-20 WEECAP
Yi-young sits in the local convenience store waiting for Yoon, but it turns out he’s been clobbered in the back alley. Luckily, his attacker doesn’t have the best of aim, and he survives the attack and is chatting with Yi-young in the hospital in no time. She makes him crappy porridge, sings him to sleep, and they are quite adorable as an almost-couple.
Yoon’s recovery in the hospital turns out to be a perfect break in the action for him to confess his feelings to her. Yoon tells her that he knew in his head he couldn’t forgive her for what she had done, but his heart was saying the opposite. Even though his affection is what Yi-young has been hoping for all along, once he confesses, she pulls away. Ugh! Still, I get where the girl is coming from.
Crushing on him was one thing, but having mutual feelings and wanting to date each other is another. Yi-young can’t live with what she did to hurt him and his family, and tells him they can’t be together until they solve the case. Then she does her utmost to ghost him, which turns into a little war with herself, craving to see him and be in his presence, and then turning away and renouncing him.
While I’m all for a tortured we-can’t-be-together romance, it doesn’t fit as well in this story as it does in others with a little more melodramatic flair. In Let Me Hear Your Song, I’d rather see these two band together (with a dash of chemistry) and use their quirkiness and pig-headedness to solve the case instead of forcing themselves apart and moping. Can we go there instead, show?
At last, Maestro Nam gets some more screen time, and even if his story doesn’t develop that much, he begins to have a bigger role in what’s unfolding. He also ups his pursuit of Yi-young, even though he knows she’s not interested. Is he really into her? I can’t decide yet. Either way, Maestro Nam is not subtle — he tells her he’s going to pursue her, he makes no effort to hide his interest around others, and he even tells Yoon that he likes her, and only realized it thanks to him. But there’s also Ha Eun-joo’s perspective, which is that Maestro Nam is just pretending to like her, and has some nefarious need to keep Yi-young around that no one knows about yet.
I tried to like Eun-joo, but she’s really become your standard (and irrational) femme fatale. Things haven’t been going well for her, and as her circumstances sink, so does her behavior. Instead of doing anything and everything to achieve her dream of being a long and successful career as a violinist, she switches her tack completely. Now, all she wants is to tear down Maestro Nam, and she’ll do anything to make it happen. One of those things is to tell Yoon what she knows about the accident last summer. This quickly shifts Yoon’s suspicions to Maestro Nam who we’re told got in a car to follow Kim Ian and Yi-young that night.
Yoon takes this info and runs, confronting Maestro Nam and basically declaring him Kim Ian’s murdered. It seems a little ridiculous, but it also sheds light on how desperate he is to prove Yi-young’s innocence.
There’s a lot of other confrontations as well, and the fact that Yoon’s father is now a director of the orchestra comes to light and creates a giant drama ripple. Bucket Hat Baddie keeps showing up at every turn as well, pressuring the orchestra higher ups, getting himself a job at the flower shop that Yi-young’s uncle runs, and threatening Yoon, Maestro Nam, and yes, even Yi-young. At the close of the episode, our heroine is finally able to stitch together all her patchwork memories — she finally ties Bucket Hat Baddie to the terrifying ordeal she blocked from her memory last summer.
While I wasn’t thrilled by this week’s episodes, I’m glad to see the plot continue to escalate, and a few good questions still need to be answered in the weeks ahead. What exactly did Maestro Nam do the night of Kim Ian’s death, and is it true he was victimized by the orchestra higher ups when he was just starting his career? What is Bucket Hat Baddie all about, and can he please just go away? Does Yi-young’s family hold some vital clues about the accident?
In terms of tone and overall feel of the show, I find I’m missing the comedic, quirkier start to the drama. I’m hoping that element will find its way in again, along with some more timpani practice. Less angst, more weird! Less Romeo and Juliet, more mallets!
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