But before we get to the interesting stuff, there is the pesky engagement that shouldn't be. This sucker needs to be nullified ASAP. So let's discuss the facts, and why this group of people should all be pulling a "Runaway Bride" about now.
I tried, I really tried to see what you all see in Jo Sung Gyeom, but I think I am a lost cause. I just keep getting visions of control freak boyfriend from him, and his constant time related ultimatums don't help at all. Preparing to leave for some kind of work related weekend, he hunts out Sang Hyo in order to affirm their new dating relationship. And also order her to get over Hae Young by the time he returns. He then has her fix his tie (symbolic sign of commitment - I see the tie more as a metaphor for emotional bondage's of doom) and heads off, comfortable that his woman will be waiting when he returns.
All I can say is if you start the conversation with the sentence "You keep avoiding me even after agreeing to date me." that says something you control freak. Run away Sang Hyo while you have a chance.
Moving on to our, soon to be married couple, Heo Young and Soo Ah, are also having a case of cold feet. For the last six episodes I have not been a a huge fan of the bride. At best, she has been dense and bubbly, at worst she has been the typical chaebol entitled heiress who treats her peons like crap. But I guess the writers wanted to give her a good send off (oh please let her be gone for a while) allowing her to pull her own Runaway Bride (we have to free up the groom somehow without making him a total jerk for jilting someone at the last second).
Soo Ah calls her groom on the phone, dressed in her wedding finery, and driving to the venue......next to her boyfriend the chauffeur. As she tells Sang Hyo that she loves him more than anything and always will, she is OBVIOUSLY talking to her driver who is teary eyed next to her. Um, if you are confessing to your secret boyfriend while on the phone with your fiancee, then maybe it is time to stop the wedding.
What I find surprising is that Hae Young (the one that has been the most antsy about this wedding) is the one most likely to go through with it. He might be busy brooding in his hotel room (Does anyone else think his suits are resembling a marble counter top?) but he is planning on going through with the dreaded wedding.
Chauffeur boy toy ends up being the voice of reason (or at least of impetuous naivete) and announces that he and Soo Ah should ditch the wedding and run away together. YAY!!!! The wedding is off. Or is it?
Hae Young receives the the
But her rampage leads Hae Young to have a wonderfully crazy idea. Instead of having no wedding, he will follow what fate is obviously telling him, and just marry Hae Young. He gets his parents and even his ex-future mother in law in on the plan (seriously so crazy that everyone is going along with this. You don't see that often with Korean parents) and sets his plan in motion.
Lastly, he goes to convince Sang Hyo who is breaking the bad news to her staff in the ballroom. Everyone is about to panic when Hae Young arrives saying there is going to be a wedding, and the bride will be Sang Hyo. BWAHAHAHAHA. You have to give Hae Young (and the writers) kudos for going where no drama has gone before. Determined to snatch back his errant wife for a round 2, Hae Young informs Sang Hyo that this would solve all her problems. Sang Hyo gets the wedding for the hotel like she wants, and Hae Young gets the woman fate put back into his life (although in true Sang Hyo fashion, she assumes he just wants to avoid the embarrassment of being jilted.)
Things might have ended there, because really, stepping into an ongoing wedding as the "new" bride is just plain cuckoo. But
Now you might be wondering how a person can just switch out the bride with no one noticing? Hae Young has his almost mother in law send out a group text to the bride's party saying that the wedding had been switched to a different location, then shooed everyone that had already arrived out the door. The hotel employees then quickly replaced all the name decor with Hae Young and Sang Hyo, hoping that most people don't remember the exact names written in invitations. Eum Joo even grabs the bride's name (written in icing) off the cake, stuffing it into her mouth, when a spry older gentleman began questioning the problem.
They would have gotten away with the ruse if not for Ms Buttinski, who vehemently objected to the change in bride (is it just me or does this girl have something to do with their initial break up/misunderstanding? I am getting some serious vibes). But Eum Joo was on a role, and no jealous hoochie was going to waylay
Romantic looks are abounding, love is in the air, heartfelt vows are exchanged, all while the bride has her fingers crossed within the folds of her skirt. HAHAHA, seems that Sang Hyo is still a bit bitter over being railroaded into this ruse. It is obvious that Hae Young is alone on his newly discovered devotion to their relationship. Poor guy. His smile slips for a second, but Hae Young has the last laugh as he pulls Sang Hyo into a steamy kiss.
But lets not forget that this drama is supposed to be riddled with murder. The mystery plot line takes a huge jump forward as we have our 2nd victim. After arguing with an unseen person, blackmail coworker is bludgeoned with a candlestick in the bathroom (seriously people, I am not making this up to fit into a "Clue" theme. It really happened.) There is a chance that I was busy laughing at this when I should have been feeling bad for the poor deceased. It will be interesting how this plays out in the next episode.
For the most part, the episode has been Sung Gyeom free since he was on a work vacation while his girlfriend accidentally got married. But our 2nd lead did have one funny part that really has to be explained or it comes across as very very weird. No, Sung Gyeom does not have a mysterious twin, doppelganger, nor is he married and have amnesia. Instead his "wife" is from the variety program "We Got Married", in which he was one of the grooms. Hong Jin Young does a cameo where she pretends he is her lost husband NamGoong Oppa (his actual name). I found this cameo very enjoyable and cute.... as long as you realized the reason behind it. Otherwise the writers just went totally wonkers in an episode that was already edging past the unhinged line in the sand.
I am looking forward to the upcoming hijinks as our newlyweds go off on their honeymoon. Will sparks fly? Will we finally have some actual communication between our OTP (One True Pairing). Will I like Sung-Gyeom any better? Who knows, weirder things have happened in this drama.
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