For much too long all the characters in It’s Okay to Not be Okay have been in stasis, in suspended animation if you will. Going through the motions, surviving and succeeding, but never addressing a boatload of childhood trauma and adult exhaustion. I think everyone should check into It’s Okay Hospital stat, but it’s Sang Tae who gets an overnight stay there to calm down and also let everyone around him pause to reflect. Kang Tae retreats to his shell, the guilt yet again overriding the possibility that he can be happy personally and still be a good younger brother and caregiver to Sang Tae. Moon Young is forced to not get what she wants but also deal with it like a calm and mature human being, to a greater degree than before.
It’s also wonderful to see all the other characters also get their own arcs and development, Joo Ri and Sang In are a surprisingly cute match. I’m really not interested in the mystery of Moon Young’s mom, whether she’s alive or not (more likely), ultimately she’s going to turn out to be a mentally ill person who emotionally abused her husband and daughter and really it doesn’t matter what we need to see if Moon Young learning to grow into a real person and not a woman of many tics. She’s getting there through Kang Tae and I can’t wait to see if she is the one who helps the brothers Moon find their new adult normal.