This is not a post about That Drama Which Shall Henceforth Not Be Mentioned. I would rather gouge out my own eyes than watch another minute of it, much less provide any recap or post about it. It is soul-deadening stuff, though I can reveal that the moronic heroine (who has a life long calling to make pots and cups and saucers) might go blind (for a few episodes at least) after the end of today’s episode. Yay for karma! Perhaps I will check back in when the last episode airs just to get some closure. Until then, buy-bye to the drama duller than beans and hello to my newest crack! Who Are You is still delivering all sorts of goodness with Kim Jae Wook and So Yi Hyun, punctuated by Taecyeon actually making me laugh with his earnest acting and quite endearing character. It’s almost like the male lead is the comic relief and he’s doing a bang up job at that. I can’t take him seriously as a cop, but he’s sure entertaining to watch. Episode 8 ended on a bittersweet moment when one potential relationship takes a giant step forward with the kiss between Si On and Gun Woo, while one past relationship takes a solo cruise to heartbreak island.
Episode 9 keeps the romance on the back burner between Gun Woo and Si On, which works for me because I love them as partners and friends way more than as a couple, even if I’m not adverse to them eventually getting romantic. But the drama seems to follow the same trajectory I would have structured, which is that Si On can’t really fall for Gun Woo (and she’s not yet at this stage) until she remembers her past love with dead ex-boyfriend Hyun Joon and that relationship finishes whatever was left unfinished when he died so unexpectedly. Another quick ghost of the week makes an appearance in this episode, but it continues to have ties to the big drug bust that went South 6 years ago. Kim Jae Wook continues to steal every episode with his limited screen time, with a character that is loveable when alive and totally pitiable now that he’s dead. Episode 9 ends with the long awaited real reunion between Si On and Hyun Joon when she finally remembers him and their past together. When she cried and called him “oppa”, I silently sobbing along with her. I love how WAY takes the dead ex-love storyline that we see often used in K-dramas and along with its I-see-ghosts gimmick, and merges it perfectly into an emotional exploration of what happens when a love story ends so suddenly.
tvN released official stills of the flashback cafe scene and Kim Jae Wook is the most gorgeous cop in uniform I have ever ever ever seen. Ever. *jawdrop*
A recap of the final scene which I have screencapped below. Si On walks into the little bookstore café and the owner recognizes her. She then sees a Polaroid of her and Hyun Joon hugging strung up on a line. That leads her to a flashback of when the picture was taken when she graduated police academy and met up with Hyun Joon here. She remembers him, and he shows up again as a ghost. She sees him and starts crying, calling him oppa like she used to and apologizing for not remembering him. Poor Hyun Joon continues to look like someone literally ripped his guts out and gave it back to him tied up as a bow. Oh the delicious angst and pain!
I really love the third song off the OST which really speaks to Si On and Gun Woo’s growing friendship as well as captures the love that she used to have with Hyun Joon before he was so viciously taken from her. Watch the just released official MV which is basically a video recap of the first 8 episodes of this drama.
Official MV for Yoo Seung Eun “Because Love Grows”: