Get ready to clutch your heart and feel overwhelmed with emotions (in a great way!), as 'The Legend of The Blue Sea' no longer toys with our emotions and plays tug of war with their unique plot and give us everything we have been waiting for!
Episode 15 had a lot more charms, scarier surprises as well as some classic soap opera moments that had viewers laughing but shocked all at once!
As I stated before, I was hoping Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho) would reveal the fact that he could hear Shim Cheong's pure voice in a more genuine way. I was also expecting her to come to terms with it more... easily. Instead of wallowing away in her room all day, wouldn't she be happy that he knows her secret, was willing to accept her and proved that his love was true since he could hear her pure voice? Love is a fickle thing I suppose and as Heo Joon Jae says, "Hearts are the easiest thing to change on this earth."
Lee Min Ho is playing the role well as his sincere intentions of protecting Shim Cheong are very evident. However, I don't think his character has changed much since the beginning in comparison to Jun Ji Hyun.
Aside from that, I felt a little bit surprised at how easily Shim Cheong accepted Heo Joon Jae's obvious lie regarding the story of their past as well: "They lived happily ever after, without sickness or hurt and raised many kids." *Gags* Really, Heo Joon Jae? However, it wouldn't be Shim Cheong-like if she didn't act slightly naive and remain in bliss rather than accepting the harsh truth. Hence why she kept trying to (hilariously) erase Heo Joon Jae's memories regarding the matter.
I'm on the same page as Jo Nam Doo when he states, "One day you're crying, now you're playing catch me if you can?" This drama easily portrays the ups and downs of any relationship but they are spot on with the back and forth emotions as well. I like seeing them bicker one moment but be lovey dovey the next - but in reality I'd probably become frustrated quickly.
This time around, episode 15 offered up a lot of advice regarding romance. Yet again, her homeless friend from Gangnam really has the know-how on relationships. Even though she states she is trying to be funny, the Gangnam beggar states that people can be valued like the difference between a fake and a designer bag. They may appear the same on the outside (which people do) but "the one person you can't fool is the owner of the bag—the owner knows whether it's fake or real, and thus treats it differently."
I wonder if the little girl pays for all their meals still?
The secondary characters continue rattling my brain and giving me food for thought each and every time. I think the best way to feed a message to the viewers is to do it through these secondary characters rather than the lead. The lead becomes more relatable as they seek advice and apply it to these difficult scenarios the same way we would. Plus, you can't resist building a strong liking towards this drama's secondary characters - who are a real set of misfits, just like Shim Cheong.
But don't get too swept up in the romance! Things are starting to escalate quickly when it comes to Chi Hyun's actions. I did not expect him to visit the caretaker ahjusshi in the hospital and remove his oxygen support! Even crazier is that Ma Dae Young finds him at the scene and helps him commit the crime, while still keeping his identity a secret from him.
However, Ma Dae Young's identity will be revealed sooner than we think now that Kang Seo Hee has him involved at home and with Heo Joon Jae's dad - whose health is only progressively getting worse. Perhaps it seems easier for us to put two and two together but I feel the investigators, alongside Heo Joon Jae, are unraveling things rather slowly. I honestly still sit here wondering just what exactly happened to Heo Joon Jae's hypnotic powers? Dust in the wind, I suppose.
At least Heo Joon Jae's mother isn't taking crap from Kang Seo Hee anymore. Right in the middle of Ahn Jin Joo's tea party, she puts her on blast and calls her out for visiting their home in the first place.
Within that moment, the scene becomes even more dramatic as Heo Joon Jae's mom recollects and states to Ahn Jin Joo, "Remember the story of the cold-hearted bitch who stole her classmate's husband and chased her from her home? It's me—I'm the original wife who got chased out, and she's the nasty bitch." *Drops mic* Ahn Jin Joo had the right reaction as she spits out her coffee, shouts "omo" and runs to her room to immediately beginning gossiping! She is clearly my drama soulmate!
*Inner Me* I poisoned your coffee.
I'm just finally happy that Heo Joon Jae and his mother finally reunite in the end! Although the drama leaves us hanging and rolls up the credits as soon as they begin to cross the street, I already felt an overwhelming sensation of happiness and relief in my heart knowing they met in a calm, gentle, drama-free way!
Overall, I think a monumental scene in the drama is when Shim Cheong decides to celebrate her birthday. Although she hilariously doesn't know her birthday and decides to make it the following day, it is sort of like a celebration of her starting life on earth. She is finally fitting in and doing the things other people do - both in her relationship and individual life.
But let us not forget with Ma Dae Young still on the move and Kang Seo Hee targeting Heo Joon Jae's mom, anything can happen and everyone is still in danger! Episode 16 is going to be one hell of a roller coaster ride (so I hope!) and Shim Cheong's birthday party will truly become one no one will ever forget. Unless the drama address just what will become of Heo Joon Jae and his mother's relationship, as well as the result of Chi Hyun's ulterior motives, I'm at a standstill score wise.