This is not good. I keep repeating the newest song off the Bride of the Century OST Choa‘s “Words I Couldn’t Say Yet” while staring pictures of Lee Hong Ki as Kang Joo. I thought my addiction to BotC was at manageable levels but might actually be one of those silent killers that will render me completely devoid of ability to do anything constructive until Friday arrives and I get another fix. Thankfully the written preview for episode 9 is out, and coupled with the video preview at the end of episode 8, I’ve got a lot to mull over from now until Friday. I agree with some folks who have brought up Doo Rim even saying she misses Kang Joo when she’s still pretending to be Yi Kyung, thereby rendering her honest feelings devoid of a truthful basis. But I don’t think her uncontrollable utterance in the hospital was trying to salvage the engagement for Yi Kyung, in that moment she was Doo Rim, she missed Kang Joo, he was sitting beside her at the hospital, and she was telling him how she felt as herself and not as Yi Kyung. I think when Kang Joo finds out he won’t be upset for too long, since the net result of the substitution is that he met Doo Rim and fell in love. Otherwise he’s stuck between bitch Yi Kyung and bitch Roo Mi, talk about an unpalatable double whammy right there. The written preview did throw me for a doozy because it’s not what I expected. Let’s just say things between the OTP seem to shift into overdrive, much like the turbo zoom proposal from Yi Hyun in the last episode. I don’t mind if Kang Joo and Doo Rim skip over a lot of dating and decide to make a go for it, it’s rather hard to just be a normal happy couple when there is a family curse to break, a family ghost popping up now, and plenty of evil mom and grandmother scheming to fill three separate K-dramas worth of plot. Friday cannot come fast enough.
Written preview for episode 9:
Doo Rim tries to bring back Kang Joo’s heart and asks – if the future doesn’t have what is longed for, can there be confidence in not regretting the decision now? Kang Joo sees Doo Rim’s courage and true love in the face of danger and death and he starts to waver. In the end Kang Joo makes a decision, he puts the necklace on Doo Rim and asks her to marry him. They promise to have a secret wedding with just the two of them. But that night the family ghost appears before Doo Rim and she’s stunned to see that it’s the girl who committed suicide at the beach who Doo Rim saved. The girl who gave Doo Rim the bracelet and then disappeared is the family ghost! Doo Rim cannot contain her shock but the family ghosts asks Doo Rim “Even if you will lose your life, you still want to marry that man?”
Preview for episode 9:
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