Friday, June 21, 2013
Nine: Nine Times Time Travel ep 16 [Dramatic Review]
Nine's Nine of Episode 16
1. A Farewell to Brother and Incense
2. Playing Detective
Meanwhile, Seon Woo is forming his own theories on what happened to the final stick. Whether he's remembering or just hypothesizing, I'm unsure exactly, but he doesn't believe like his buddy that it was God that destroyed the stick - he believes that if it disappeared in 2013, it was because it was taken from him in 1993. So just who has it?
3. Min Young Regrets
Seon Woo then enters the room and she emotionally tells him that she regrets her decision. She wants him to try and fix everything now. It's all just a huge mess and she is hoping that he can make it all better again with his last incense stick. But it appears that that is not to be as he gently informs her that it is gone - her last shred of hope has disappeared. Poor Min Young. This whole thing is just one big crazy mess.
4. Dirty Cop Rides Again
5. Trial and Error
6. Don't Let the Bad Guy... Oh No, Too Late
7. Dr Evil Goes Back for 5 Minutes and Does Evil
But he doesn't get there in enough time. Dr Evil does indeed light up the last stick and goes back to 1993. After the initial shock of jumping back 20 years, he gets busy going about his evil ways. He calls up the hit man and orders him to take out Seon Woo.
8. Stopping Dr Evil
So, this day is significant for other reasons. Not only is it the day that his brother died, he lost his last time traveling stick, and his arch enemy figured out his secret and used it against him, it's also the day that his brother got married 20 years ago. See. Did I or did I not tell you back in episode 15 that this would prove to be significant? Seon Woo is looking for any clues as to what Jin Cheol did when he went back and is pouring through the diary. He finds April 24th, wedding day. The wedding was at noon. His 1993 self had been busy all that morning and then had to run an errand for the groom, causing him to miss a good part of the wedding. What could he possibly have done that morning? What was the errand? He doesn't remember. His buddy doesn't remember. But time is running out. It's already after 11AM. And he's lost 5 minutes on the stick. How in the world is he going to pull this one off???
9. I Think I'm About to Die
Yeah, you try watching this at 1:00AM and then trying to fall asleep. That was me last night. There was no way! My heart was racing and I was freaking out. Four more episodes to go! And only 25 minutes of time travel left! And one giant, huge pile of mess to clean up. How ever will the writers pull this one off??? Schnikees! This whole thing is amazing!
I've gotta go watch 17 now and see what happens next. I can't stand the suspense any longer! How did you all do it when you couldn't marathon it? Maybe you were lucky like me and waited until you could marathon it? Thank goodness I'm so late on these reviews because I don't know if my poor little ahjumma heart could have endured all this suspense while it was currently airing. I am just so curious to see how this one wraps up. I love dramas like this, where you just aren't sure where they're going to go next, but instead of starting to resolve things, they just complicate them more and you're sitting there watching it, "GAHHH"ing all the way. Golly gosh geewhiz, this is why I love Kdramas so!
See you in 17!