Though they left us hanging at the end of episode 3, “Big” picks up right where it stopped and really, it can never be straightforwardly cute…at least not while Kyung Joon is in the scene. But it’s hard to get mad, when he acts so cute! [Warning: Spoilers are ahead if your eyes can't resist the temptation to read on.]
Can I just say, kyaaa! The kiss scenes! Well the memory one between Da Ran and Yoon Jae at least. Though the unfortunate Da Ran had to be “sleeping” while he did so…but you know, I will take whatever since she’s apparently been able to hold back all her lovey-couple urges on Yoon Jae. (In real life, we know this would be impossible, especially when Gong Yoo has his shirt off…)
I just love how Kyung Joon is able to just make the moment completely hilarious with his realistic logic and accompanying facial expressions of disbelief. The sound effects in this scene were pretty awesome - haha. And man, he’s really gotten so bold being not in his own body…
A crisis arises when Ma Ri, who is sitting by the body of Kyung Joon’s side starts wondering why the “ahjussi” (who she then finds out is a doctor at the hospital) told her that Kyung Joon will text her…but how can he if he’s unconscious? So smartly, she sends a text to Kyung Joon’s phone, to which Kyung Joon (sigh) replies. And then comes the best response, a picture of Ma Ri with the best “you’re dead” pose next to Kyung Joon’s bedside.
As creepy and obsessed as they make Ma Ri, I can’t help but be so amused at her antics, especially when Kyung Joon was explaining how it’s better for her not to find out that he’s actually Kyung Joon in this adult body.
After Kyung Joon’s attempt to give Ma Ri a mental breakdown, by saying that it’s Da Ran who he likes. She chases after them to have Da Ran confirm that she doesn’t like him back and of course, she replies that she’s in lurve with Yoon Jae and would never waste time on a little kid like Kyung Joon. A hilarious and super childish argument starts between “Yoon Jae” and Ma Ri, with her taking offense that he’s acting too much like her Kyung Joon, even wearing a sweater that looks suspiciously similar to her love’s favorite.
A questionable moment comes up when Kyung Joon and Da Ran are trying to figure out what “special day” he’s suppose to go and meet Yoon Jae’s parents and decide to go through his phone. The password ends up being “0624,” which isn’t Yoon Jae’s birthday but weirdly…Kyung Joon. And while we could brush it off as a random coincidence, this is a drama, and so it never is. But my first reaction thought was…brothers?! Half-brothers? Pairing it with the shot of Yoon Jae’s mom that didn’t get a face shot makes me suspiciously wonder if maybe Kyung Joon’s umma didn’t really die…but then why leave him all alone? Intrigue. Or it’s the mysterious dad he never got to meet.
Well…the next scene after shows the mom, so it’s not that situation. But the dad is still a possibility. And of course, the “Miracle” angel/cherub image (that apparently belongs to a book) makes it’s appearance again, in both Yoon Jae’s office and in the mom’s study/library.
An “uh-oh!” situation now for Kyung Joon, who’s been living in his own house but didn’t expect for his (coughheartlessandgreedycough) aunt and uncle to come for a cleaning visit, since he’s suppose to be, you know…in a coma at the hospital. He makes it out safely and after picking up a rental car from the insurance company, goes to pick up Da Ran. Bumping into the VP, they share a lol-worthy moment of bonding over Russian poetry.
Heartbreak next when we find out that the beezy aunt and uncle’s idea of “cleaning” is throwing out all of Kyung Joon’s stuff, since they are under the impression that his return is hopeless and have planned to sell his house. Kyung Joon ends up arriving home at the same moment and hurriedly tries to get everything back inside (the car bed ; 3 ;), since it also decides to start raining at the exact same time.
Da Ran angrily comes in to see why Kyung Joon missed their newlywed house meeting, but finds him soaked to the bone and looking pretty much defeated. After explaining what happened, a sweet moment comes with her using all the couple house stuff that she had bought for her life with Yoon Jae on taking care of Kyung Joon (since it seems the bed is the only thing he managed to save). He feels bad that she’s using all the stuff she meant to save on him and tells her that he’ll take good care of Yoon Jae’s body, though she is actually worried if he’s getting a fever. I feel such couple-love confusion at this point.
More so with the next scenes where Da Ran goes to visit Yoon Jae via Kyung Joon’s body at the hospital and has a pretty sweet flashback of a moment with the real Yoon Jae. I mean after performing “surgery” on her loose skirt hem with a…stapler, his actions seem like he, at least, was partially in love/like with Da Ran. So what happened?
The next day, Kyung Joon is a man on a mission and puts on his super-sexy suit to go to the bank to withdraw money. He ends up closing the deal with the aunt and uncle to buy his house…though with Yoon Jae’s money. A displeased Da Ran finds out but after a little while, the logic becomes okay since she was going to buy a house with Yoon Jae and that same money anyway. Cuteness in the moving in scenes!
Serious situation comes next with Kyung Joon meeting Se Young, who ends up asking if he/Yoon Jae really meant to leave the house key she gave him at her place. Everything gets cleared up really quick with Se Young explaining that she had given him a key to her house and because he didn’t return it initially, she had thought that he was planning to end his engagement and be with her. And while she tells him it’s over, she…leaves the key on the table. What a conniving beeze, playing games. Grawr!
He takes it and comes back to Da Ran and her family visiting their “new” house. Da Ran ends up finding the key again, but to protect her, Kyung Joon tells her it’s broken and throws it in the trash. Somewhere on the way home, the family car conversation finally allows Da Ran to come to the realization about the mysterious house key that Yoon Jae had. Stopping the car and running back, she finds out Se Young’s apartment address and goes to confirm that it really belongs to her. A tip from Choong Sik informs Kyung Joon who sees the opened trash bags to make like a speedster to try and stop Da Ran. Go go!
But Da Ran has already, tearily, confirmed it all when the key fits in the door. Kyung Joon arrives and silently shakes his head no to tell her not to do it. Se Young, hearing that someone is outside/has unlocked her door goes to open it…only Kyung Joon slams it closed with one arm and grabs Da Ran with the other. TT A TT! She starts crying into him but he keeps a tight hold on her.
This cliffhanger end! OMG - but we should be used to it now. But wow, and a finally that the connection in Da Ran’s head for the whole potential-cheating situation became clear to her. And Kyung Joon! Even though he’s not Yoon Jae who should be here trying to save her from being hurt, he cares! Pushing away the teacher-student relationship thing, everything’s just starting to get really heartbreaking that I am okay with it all for now. A really developmental episode though - a week can’t come soon enough!
Episode 5: Da Ran looks to be in for a world of heartbreak with more things being revealed. But then the final moment where she says that instead of ending it, she’s going to continue to not know anything and go to the end. Like what?! Ughhh, I seem to lose hope for her logic and pride with every episode. We’ll have to wait and see though, since twists are always a big thing in K-Dramas.
Thoughts? How’d you guys like/dislike this episode?
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