Well, well, well, look at who is returning to our embrace in less than three days? Yes, ladies (and gentlemen), the perfect multi-talented Kim Jae Wook has quietly and ably served his two years of mandatory military service and is thisclose to earning his discharge papers. He was interviewed by the military television program to discuss his experience and feelings about the imminent discharge. I can’t believe how ridiculously handsome he still looks with cropped hair and wearing fatigues. Does anyone else think his hair is longer than typical of the military? Perhaps he’s allowed to grow it out since he’s almost done. Who knows and who cares, his longish hair and devastating smile has always been one of his biggest assets, and I’m glad to see he’s growing the hair out and his smile is still as brilliant as ever. I still think its perfect timing that he’s getting released right around the time the upcoming sageuk Goddess of Fire Jeongi is casting its net for a male lead. With the drama telling the story of a Joseon-era ceramic maker who gets taken to Japan and spreads Korean culture there, the leading man reportedly is a Japanese character. Who better to play him than Kim Jae Wook, who speaks fluent Japanese (he used it in Bad Guy already), and has proven he has electric chemistry with purported leading lady Moon Geun Young from their collaboration in Mary Stayed Out All Night. Truth be told, if she didn’t have even better chemistry with Jang Geun Seok, Kim Jae Wook’s character was actually my preference for Mae Ri to end up with. Recently the discharged entertainers all seem to take their grand ole time before taking on their first acting projects so I’m not sure he’ll even want to tackle a meaty sageuk so quickly. Kim Jae Wook is also an accomplished indie musician and has a group called Walrus, so its possible he may ease back into his career through music over acting. Whatever he decides to do, I’ll be waiting with bated breath to check out.