After a long week, “Big” episode 3 has landed and it’s really another filled episode. More development on the plot that really makes it not as straightforward and clear as I had expected it to be. More hilarious moments and the awaited appearance of Suzy’s character! [Warning: Spoilers are ahead if your eyes can't resist the temptation to read on.]
So with where it left off, Kyung Joon has connected the dots to figure out that Yoon Jae might have been cheating on Da Ran, his supposed fiance. He also suspiciously had a packed suitcase ready in his apartment (that may be for the plane ticket that we saw in episode 1) and an electronic house key that matches the same one that his sketchy female co-doctor/Se Young (aka the other woman) carries also.
With Da Ran coming into the scene after Se Young calls out an “I love you” to “Yoon Jae,” Kyung Joon is taken aback though Se Young quickly hides the situation with the just-a-friend card. She then tries to get rid of Da Ran (so they can be alone) with a random errand to pick up cookies and with Da Ran’s semi-denseness…she starts to go. But in remembering that this is actually Kyung Joon and not the real Yoon Jae, he has come back from his disbelief at the situation and makes a move to Da Ran’s side. With a hilarious (and of course, childish) response, he tells Se Young that he wants to be alone with Da Ran and that she can drink the tea and buy the cookies herself!
Da Ran…still doesn’t get it and wonders why he’s being so rude to a “friend,” and in frustration -cue electronica pop- Kyung Joon swoops in to pick her up and walk her back in the apartment so that she doesn’t go. Love him so much!
The next scene makes me think that Da Ran is really hopeless with how she tries to brush off the situation after Kyung Joon tells her everything that happened and that Yoon Jae is making a “double play” on her. She really finds logic that Kyung Joon is just exaggerating and due to his immature mind, he’s juts assuming that Se Young’s touchs/hugs are erotic when they aren’t. Seriously?! Such blind love on her part.
After having a mini spat, Kyung Joon leaves and with an “uh oh” bumps into Se Young, who apparently can’t take a clue and was waiting outside to speak to him. Unknowingly, Kyung Joon ends up hurting Se Young (don’t really feel that bad) by not knowing what “thing” she gave to him and questions if it was really all that special. It’s the house key, which I guess goes to her house but inside, I’m cheering that Kyung Joon didn’t know.
They leave to their regular place, which ends up being a bar and Kyung Joon (our minor…), hilariously finds it hard to mask his reaction on the taste of the hard liquor shot. Poor kid, especially when shot #2 is poured right after.
Cue to a sort of sad scene where Da Ran is chatting with her mom and she brings up the observation that Da Ran and Yoon Jae never seemed like an in-love couple to her, which coming from your own mom, hurts. Unlike how they do now…unknown to her mom that it’s actually Da Ran and Kyung Joon instead. Her mom brings a slight smile to the end with her hand-motioned suggestion that they go buy undergarments for her honeymoon.
A drunk Kyung Joon spews out that Yoon Jae will be marrying Da Ran and won’t be running to any other girl to Se Young. Though being of low tolerance…he blacks out and ends up waking up (…shirtless, thank you) in teh bedroom of Se Young. Frantically (”Jesus!), he puts on his clothes to get the heck out but also finds a note that Se Young has left to the hospital before him. Disgustedly, he is in disbelief that he was with her and jets out.
In coming home, he bumps into Da Ran outside, who has come to check up on him and bring healthy food for Yoon Jae’s body. Though it seems as though the teenager mind of Kyung Joon is making assumptions on what may or may not have happened last night at Se Young’s that he tries to ask how mad Da Ran would be if he got this body “dirty” or “worn out.” But he ends up chickening out and says from exercise - haha.
I swear, I end up loving all of Kyung Joon/Gong Yoo’s Engrish lines, it never fails on cracking me up.
Going ahead a bit, after Kyung Joon showers the possible “filth” off of Yoon Jae, he goes Mission Impossible to YJ’s apartment to see if he can find evidence for his cheating and who-knows-what-else. But in the process ends up finding his packed suitcase, American moola, and passport. So he does what any kid probably would…to the airport for a freebie trip!
While waiting to leave and after getting his dead phone charged, he finds that there are countless texts, all from a Jang Ma Ri (aka…Suzy!). From first impression, she seems to be Kyung Joon’s long-distance girlfriend, who he has apparently been avoiding since he hasn’t picked up her phone calls or responded at all…but she’s so darn cute with her apparently “crazy” obsession. And c’mon, remember Kyung Joon’s real face/body? I don’t blame her.
He brushes off one of her recent messages that says she’s following him to Korea…only he doesn’t realize that she really did hop on a plane to him. In wonderful timing, she ends up arriving at the airport as Kyung Joon is waiting to leave. And with a bit of scary determination, she is confident that she will find him even though he hasn’t told her where he lives or goes to school. And…she does - off of tiny clues in a picture no less. Ma Ri is pretty much the stalker-love-obsessed form of every computer-savvy fangirl. Crazy but I love her character already.
After reading, Kyung Joon is scared out of his mind and obviously can’t leave now…so he starts back to his school where Ma Ri is heading.
She arrives in Kyung Joon fashion, with the electronica pop and in a disruptive taxi. Locking onto Da Ran, she demands money from her to pay for the taxi and in shock, Da Ran gives it to her, even though she still has no clue who she is. Choong Sik watches from the student crowd and is smitten with Ma Ri’s beauty instantly.
If that wasn’t enough, and in déjà vu from a few seconds ago, Kyung Joon pulls up in the same background music and taxi scene. The students hilariously point the way Da Ran and Ma Ri went for him to follow.
Kyung Joon tells Da Ran to leave because this is a “talk for teens” and reassures her that he’ll deal with it. Ma Ri wonders what this “ahjussi” is doing and where Kyung Joon is because she came to talk with him. With a mocking “never,” Kyung Joon tries to deflect Ma Ri and says that Kyung Joon won’t be meeting or speaking to her. It ends up being revealed that they were together and while Ma Ri was making plans that Kyung Joon would be the one she’d marry and make a family with, Kyung Joon broke up with her and came back to Korea because his mom died (that Ma Ri thinks it’s her fault and he’s still mad at her for it). Sadness. Being so Kyung Joon-obsessed, she gets annoyed that this ahjussi is acting so much like her love and seems to almost guess that it’s actually him. My heart definitely stopped at this moment. Ma Ri leaves after telling Kyung Joon to pass on the message (to himself) that she will marry him. So cutes.
Choong Sik spots Ma Ri leaving and chases after her to hit on her and give her his number…only he writes it on her purse (like an idiot). She continues on after saying that Choong Sik doesn’t know anything at all, since her heart is already taken by Kyung Joon.
Drama returns with the pretty intense fight between Da Ran and Kyung Joon, after he confesses that he went to a bar and ended up sleeping at Se Young’s house last night. Their spat ends with Kyung Joon yelling that even though he’s younger, he’s smarter than Da Ran and won’t ever grow up to be in the same messed up situation she is by mindlessly letting Yoon Jae do and say whatever without faulting him. A teary Da Ran seems angry but I would hope that she sees some light in what Kyung Joon tried to get through to her, at least for the sake of the storyline.
After reconciling, they both head to the hospital to turn in “Yoon Jae’s” time-off request for the body-switch situation but are met with the predicament of the upcoming sick children cancer event. To keep up Yoon Jae’s big shot doctor face, they obviously can’t skip it.
Bumping into Yoon Jae’s doctor co-workers and…Se Young, they end up going out for a drink and despite Se Young’s attempt to embarrass Da Ran, Kyung Yoon saves it with his Prince Charming words. But then it ends up being revealed that the first time they saw each other at that one wedding wasn’t when she fell down the stairs but they had also met in the elevator while she was on the way to deliver the bride’s bouquet.
It sort of makes you reconsider thinking that Yoon Jae is just a spineless cheater, that maybe he actually did like/love Da Ran! Following his multiple meetings with her (though she was oblivious) before the fall, it’s pretty freaking adorable seeing how shy he is that he can’t talk to her but is amused watching her. And in her “real” state at that, knocking on walls, talking to herself…instead of the more innocent-cutesy face that she seemed to put on around him.
Choong Sik’s “date” with Ma Ri comes via “Twinkle” and even though he’s dumb, he’s also adorably charming, confessing to Ma Ri his low money status but he’ll buy her pizzas, pan by pan, to cover the cost of the bag he wrote on. Ma Ri agrees but is really using the opportunity to find out intel about Kyung Joon from Choong Sik. She finally finds out that Kyung Joon (well, his body at least) has been in an accident and he’s at the hospital. Visiting with Choong Sik, she calls out his name to see if he’ll awaken and even goes to slap him (I love crazy Ma Ri.) but he stays unconscious.
Tipsy Da Ran and Kyung Joon take a bench break for a chat that ends up with a bit of teasing from Kyung Joon to find out how much lovey-dovey couple skinskip she’s done with Yoon Jae…but of course! Before they seemingly lean in for a kiss…the episode ends! T A T!
Episode 4: With the preview, it seems like Ma Ri figures something out and is going to be by Kyung Joon-in-Yoon-Jae’s-body 24/7. Though the more pressing drama is that the mystery of the house key is revealed, even to Da Ran who seems to be running to confront Se Young. At least I really hope so.
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