Forecasting Love and Weather: Episodes 13-14
And just like that, typhoon season is over, and our forecasters must contend with the challenge of dipping temperatures. But colder than the weather is the air between our many couples. How many are gonna make it by the end of this thing?
EPISODES 13-14 WEECAP
Before typhoon season ends, Ha-kyung and Shi-woo find themselves in the thick of it. While still at the typhoon center, their relationship is disappearing as quickly as Shi-woo’s eye patch, and they soon find themselves in a dangerous position. In order to get the most data they can for the best forecast, Ha-kyung and Shi-woo board a ship in the middle of the storm to get a weather sensor out there. This serves two purposes: to show us how hard the KMS people work to protect citizens, and to put our couple in each other’s arms (oops, those storm swells) —monly to uncouple in the end.
Ha-kyung and Shi-woo spend some time dancing around whether they’ll officially break up or not – spurred on by an argument and ultimatum I no longer understand or care about — and Ha-kyung eventually decides to pull the plug officially. Why did they break up? Who is more heartbroken? I don’t even know.
Back at HQ, things are a little more entertaining. Seok-ho accidentally sends Tae-kyung’s penguin illustration in lieu of a report. His mortification is palpable, but the whole team steps up to support him, and I’m actually finally warming up to this team.
The other bit of good humor, of course, is that they all knew about Ha-kyung and Shi-woo’s “secret” relationship and they swap stories on when they found out. Poor Dong-han is the only one that had no clue — he thinks everyone is gossiping about his potential divorce, which he blurts out. And speaking of blurting out, he also announces to the entire KMS cafeteria that Shi-woo and Director Jin are dating… so now everyone knows that they are in a relationship, but no one knows that it’s also ended.
Naturally it makes an uncomfortable thing into an almost unbearable thing, and we see Ha-kyung stress cleaning before things really blow up. Her mom finds a polaroid of Ha-kyung and Shi-woo together, and that puts them in even more of an awkward spot.
Even though Ha-kyung is busy closing the metaphorical door on her relationship by packing up Shi-woo’s stuff (why did he leave two hand towels, his laptop, a teal case, a camera, and his skincare regime behind?)(and can I have all of that, please?) — fate has other things in mind.
Alllll of our other couples are also on the fritz this week, and I either want to throw things at them, or just give up entirely. Dong-han asks his wife for a three-month grace period before she pursues the divorce, but she decides she can only give him two. Even though it’s clear as day that Bomi is so much like her father, and so interested in what he does for a living now, his wife refuses to be kind. She’s so unlikable at this point I’m not even trying to see things from her perspective.
Myung-joo (a.k.a. office den mother), on the other hand, has a hell of a wake up this week when her husband — who is supposed to be busy studying while she supports the family and cares for their kids — is found either sleeping or playing baseball with his friends. She’s quick to suggest divorce, but hopefully this dude can get himself back together because I was really on his side before.
Our final couple — Yoo-jin and Ki-joon — are also facing a major turning point. Ki-joon is really putting his all into healing his marriage, even getting on his knees in front of his wife, and putting in a lot of effort when they’re back in Seoul. Only problem is, their next chapter is more complicated than we first thought: Yoo-jin is pregnant, which gives us even more context to her disappointment with her new husband. We also get more of her backstory, and how she wanted to make a family of her own, since she felt like she no longer had one. Aww.
Unfortunately, Yoo-jin hints around to Ki-joon that an abortion is the better idea for them — colored by her fears of what will happen to her career, the clear bias at work (jerks!), and the less-than-desirable character of her husband. I can understand all of that, but I also wanted to reach into my screen and shake some sense into her. Girl, keep taking your iron supplements. Become a mother. This will heal more problems in your life and marriage than it creates, I promise. It’s literally what your heart has wanted all along; you just told us so.
With all these couples on the fritz, it’s a breath of fresh air to have our giggly and infatuated Penguin Couple, who are now not only official, but mere inches from getting caught in the act. Not that they have anything to hide. I’m sure Annoying Mom will be glad Seok-ho gets snatched by one of her daughters in the end.
As we head into the final week of the drama (finally!), there are a few narrative points that need to be tied up. Not only do all of the relationships mentioned above need to be tended to and resolved, but our main couple has to make a decision what to do with all their baggage (and their broken-up-but-fake-dating-at-the-office status). Will Shi-woo ever be willing to share his burdens? Will Ha-kyung be able to overcome her very relatable confidence crisis? I’m expecting (and hoping) they end up together by the end of this thing, because without them as a happy couple as our end game, the story really was about nothing, set to the backdrop of the weather.
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