What is my definition of the word “drama”? I use to think it was synonymous with “shit that can never happen in real life.” There has been a concerted effort to make dramas more realistic, and I do love the trend. Mary Stayed Out All Night (Marry Me, Mary!) was always a fantasy little romantic yarn, never mind that I found the love story between Mae Ri and Mu Gyul very believable.
However, plot-wise, M3 has totally jumped head first into the crazy-can only-happen-in-a-drama direction, and as a viewer I simply must laugh at the antics or else I might get a headache from contemplating how over-the-top it has become. I like to think all the actors are having a blast going all out with this drama at this point. I know I’m still having fun, and still love my OTP to pieces.
Episode 14 Written Preview:
Mae Ri, who watched Mu Gyul get kidnapped right before her eyes, chases after the kidnappers with the police in tow, managing to save Mu Gyul. During this incident, Mu Gyul’s injured hand gets re-injured.
Because of Mu Gyul’s kidnapping, the Wonderful Day showcase almost cannot go on. But Mu Gyul arrives on stage just in time, and the showcase successfully gets underway. At that time, Mu Gyul publicly declares his love for Mae Ri, then performs the songs.
Mae Ri’s dad suddenly arrives at Jung In’s house, sees Mae Ri, Mu Gyul, and Jung In all living together, and faints. The three kids tell Mae Ri’s dad how they really feel, and sincerely ask him for his understanding. Nevertheless, Mae Ri’s dad still refuses to give his consent.
Jung In’s dad sends wedding invitations to Jung In, prodding him to get married to Mae Ri as soon as possible. But Jung In tells his father that he refuses to satisfy his father’s selfish desires and marry Mae Ri. This is the first time Jung In has ever spoken back to his father.
After the successful showcase, Mu Gyul sudden popularity is no less than an idol. At the same time, his schedule gets increasingly busier, and he has no time to spend with Mae Ri anymore. Mu Gyul’s birthday is Christmas Eve, and he has promised to spend it with Mae Ri. But circumstances prevent him from doing so….
Mae Ri, thinking that Mu Gyul will not be able to fulfill his promise to spend his birthday with her, goes to see Jung In. She asks Jung In to please give her the Christmas present she wishes for…..
She’s either going to ask for a divorce, or for Jung In to help her meet up with Mu Gyul. Either way, there ain’t no way in hell Mu Gyul and Mae Ri are not going to be spending his birthday/Christmas Eve together. And…….my little mind says, we might get some boating next week!!! Don’t anyone hold me to it, but I like to think positive thoughts.
Preview for Episode 14:
[Credit: written preview released from KBS, translated into Chinese by Jang Geun Seok Baidu bar, translated into English by me]