"Are you all right? Are you sure you are all right in the head?" These are the words spoken to the newly emerged Robin by a confused Ha Na as she tries to figure out how her uptight, rude, jerk of a director suddenly turned into a smiling man child. But she just as easily could have been speaking to me as I smacked my head against the wall with all these circus themed, CGI laden shenanigans.
You might be wondering why I keep mentioning jumping off buildings in the plural. That is because it seems to be a habit for Robins personality. But let's back up for a second to where Ha Na follows Robin/Seo Jin up to the rooftop of the amusement park's castle. Where he is trapped, being chased after the aforementioned thugs. All that stands between him and a long nap thanks to a stun gun, is a flimsy door.
We also get a look at the history between Robin/Seo Jin and Ha Na (How cool was the "Angel Bridge" back story?) It was actually different than I expected, in that it was not a small matter of him saving her from falling into the river. Ha Na recounts the tale of how she would go to the bridge every night and watch a little boy get up to the ledge, obviously with suicidal thoughts. There is something so beautifully sad with her watching the little boy want to die every night. One night the young Seo Jin finally got the guts to pull both feet onto the ledge and just as he prepares to jump, Ha Na, rushes forward and pulls him back. Unfortunately she fell over in the process. Seo Jin looks over the edge and sees Ha Na hanging on the other side, about to fall into the lake. He falls back and begins freaking out. Just as Ha Na begins to fall we see Seo Jin (now in Robin form) grab for her hands, and when she falls before Robin can get her, he jumps into the water as well. Ha Na finishes the story saying -"I wanted to protect him, but he protected me instead."
Random Side Note:
Let's just call it like it is, our sexy voiced hypnotist is being underused. Or it might just be me having sour grapes because Sung Joon chose yet another 2nd lead. Either way we get a scene of him teaching a class, wearing a really boring turtleneck. The whole scene was blah blah blah boring. The only interesting part is the fact he will now be unknowingly treating the person who is trying to kill Ha Na. Why we don't know, just that he is evil.
I had a love/hate relationship with this episode. For starters, I hate that cheesy zip line that makes no sense. That backpack she wears is not Mary Poppins bag, and therefore there is no way that she can bring out 40 feet of rope at the drop of a hat. It is just stupid and cheesy and the director should be shot for jumping on the CGI train. The story could be just as good with a less fantastical escape down the side of the building.
It was also interesting that Seo Jin and Robin have a whole series of rules on how to deal with each other. Also their relationship might not have always been so unwanted as it currently is. I can't wait to see what happened 5 years ago to change the previous dynamic.
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