Omg Monday is here. Heartbreak awaits. =/
As a JunDi shipper, this episode was really really disappointing for me. And Junpyo still has curly hair, despite Lee MinHo saying otherwise. I think the episode focused more on Jihoo-Jandi, and mainly how Jandi has been, and also a little bit on Ga Eul and the porridge store chronicles. Junpyo barely appears in the episode at all, and if he does he’s by himself, sans F3.
It’s been six months since Junpyo left Korea for Macau, after his father passes away, leaving him to help Mummy run the company. Why on earth would anyone entrust a large international company to an 18-year-old is still beyond my imagination, and I’ve been saying that since I first watched Meteor Garden. It’s not like Junpyo is Doogie Howser or something, he’s more like, at the other end of the spectrum in terms of maturity but well.
Anyway, Jandi pines for Junpyo, who hasn’t called/texted/emailed since he left saying ‘I love you’. Seriously, who does that? Dump those three words and not say anything else for 6 months? Gawddd it’s the 21st century! A text saying ‘I’m still alive’ would be much better than nothing at all. Jihoo sees the pain that Jandi is in, physically and emotionally, so there he is again, doing everything he can for her, even going as far as to taping a video of her to send to Junpyo.
Physically, Jandi isn’t really in good shape either. Her shoulder injury inflicted during the kidnapping incident has been affecting her swimming. Jihoo swoops in and takes her to the hospital, where her worst fears are confirmed: her injury will prevent her from swimming competitively ever again. And I say competitively meaning that she’s not going to compete, but if she falls into a river or something, heck, she’ll have to swim for her life. (And there was a little tribute to Park Tae Hwan again when Jandi keeps her memorabilia and photos from her swimming dreams.) Poor thing. F3 try to make her feel better by witnessing her last swim, and presenting her with a certificate of achievement which was really cute. A notable SoEul moment happens then when Ga Eul was crying while watching Jandi swim, and Yi Jung hands her a hankie. Aww. I don’t get why he carries that girly hankerchief around though.
There was also a little hint hint development with the grumpy old man we met in the previous few episodes, the one who comes to the porridge shop and demands for free food. He comes in again, and we’re somehow let in on the fact that he’s Jihoo’s grandfather, the ex-president. Turns out he left and pursued a life as a tramp after Jihoo’s parents died in the accident trying to save him, or so that’s what Jihoo thinks. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But Grandpa does see Jihoo with Jandi, and Jandi’s boss sees him as some sage old man, so I think there’ll be more from the old man.
Earlier in the episode there was also a Yi Jung-Ga Eul moment when she goes to his place to see if he can help Jandi out regarding Junpyo. She walks into him (without knocking, whatever happened to privacy?) doing some hardcore potter. She just stands by in amazement, not knowing that Yi Jung noticed her gazing lovingly at him. Lol. He then drops a line about how that never failed to win over the chicks, and she gets a bit edgy. Sort of. He then further annoys her by saying that she’s projecting her whole soulmate concept into Jandi’s situation, when she doesn’t know if Junpyo is Jandi’s soul mate, so she should spend her time looking for someone instead of worrying over Jandi. Ga Eul gets angry and turns to leave. Then she stops and tells him (maybe she just wants to get the last say) that he must believe in soulmates too, because she thinks he’s overly against the existence of soulmates, meaning that he does believe in soul mates. I’m a little confused explaining it out here, but we all know Yi Jung believes in soul mates. 😉
There was also a nice F3-Jandi bonding scene where they help Jandi raise funds to go to Macau to find Junpyo. =) Jandi does land in Macau alright, but she almost gets ripped off by a cabbie, and gets her wallet stolen. However, since luck is always on her side, Chae Kyung steps in to save her. Chae Kyung seems like a rich little miss gone rebel, judging from all the bodyguards tailing her. But she’s nice to Jandi, and even helps her get a bargain on ba-gua. Yeah, that’s the kind of girl I like. I must say though, although Mandarin is spoken in Macau, people there mainly speak Cantonese. Chae Kyung spoke Mandarin to the hawker though, but the gangsters and baddies all spoke Cantonese.
Ah well, after Chae Kyung does her part for Jandi, Jandi gets into more trouble when a little boy runs off with her luggage. She chases after him, only to be led into an alley where there are lots of gang members lying in wait. So the little boy is part of some scary syndicate. They all swoop in on Jandi, but F3 comes to the rescue! Just in time too! We get to see Yi Jung and Jihoo kick butt again. And Woobin too, with his uber cool leather gloves. He points at one of the twerps, telling them the name of his gang(?), and the twerp goes You’re Prince Song?” in Cantonese. Woobin goes “Yeah” in his gangsta tone, and I was like, omg Woobin finally had his shining moment!
Anyway back to Junpyo. He’s apparently so focused on business that he ignores Jandi even when he sees her. She sees him first though, in the hotel, with another woman. They were happily talking and exchanging ear-to-ears. Hmmph. When Junpyo sees Jandi, he looks away as if she wasn’t there. OMG Gu Junpyo how could you do this to a girl you claim you love?
The episode ends with F3 reflecting that Junpyo is too busy to see them, so they decide to go sightseeing around Macau and enjoy themselves and be the rich little brats they are. Although Jandi tries to enjoy herself, she can’t help but to think of Junpyo. Aww. And we’re left with just a little teaser as to what tomorrow’s episode will be like. It’ll be even more heartbreaking, if the previews don’t lie. And Ga Eul didn’t go to Macau with the rest, so I doubt there’ll be any SoEul moments either. No….what has Boys Over Flowers come to?