Hmm…It was slightly dry episode. There were fun moments and sad moments and few thriller moments. But, it was definitely not anywhere close to ep 1 impact.
The editing became a little confusing with flashbacks mixing with dreams and ongoing events etc. When I was watching the flashback, I knew it was a flashback …But the director did something weird with it - like making it look like a reveal of some sort - which got confusing. I do not understand the significance around her short hair, baseball, people mistaking her as the boy and all that. We knew her dad died and she saw it in dream. So, I was not sure if we needed half the episode to recount that - just to say these two met when they were kids. Hopefully, there is significance to that event that I do not understand yet. Else i would call it waste of 30 minutes..
One way or the other, perhaps there was another way to tell that story….
There was definitely fun to be had in the episode. Actors are all really good. Every single one of them. The whole girl chasing boy sequence was a lot of fun. The colleagues isolating him had its humorous moments. The whole sequence of him closing cases was fun too.
LJS can do comedy and awkward really well.
I like the chemistry between the leads and the chemistry between the bad and and good guy. In fact, I thought the whole second episode title revelation was really hilarious.
Suzy is really good. I like her character and acting in this drama. She is making this drama a very easy watch. (outside LJS ofcourse.)
But, they need to fix that editing a bit.
But I also have a feeling that I will like the episode better on rewatch. And I will be doing that tomorrow.
JS - 8
About her short hair, she was boyish when she was young so she looked like a boy because of her very short hair. The passengers inside the bus and those police investigators thought she’s a boy because of the way she wore clothes and the way she looked because of her very short hair.
She loved playing baseball with her dad. It’s her bonding moment with him everytime he has a day-off from work or when he’s free that’s why she had the baseball displayed in the columbarium niche because it’s a remembrance of her memories with him. She grew her hair long because she promised her dad inside the bus but she cut it short again when she became an adult because she felt disappointed and blamed herself over the death of that man smoking in Episode 1 because she wasn’t able to save him. He didn’t listen ju
st like her dad didn’t listen to her.
Her character ( Nam Hong Joo) and Lee Jong Suk’s character ( Jung Jae Chan) met at the funeral place because both of them became victims of the soldier. The soldier killed Jae Chan’s father who was a police officer and he ran away and rode on the bus where Hong Joo’s father was driving. That’s why her father got killed because of that soldier’s bomb. Unknowingly to them, they met when they were young, it’s how they are connected with each other.
So I think that’s why those scenarios became important in Episode 2. But I agree with you, it became a bit confusing in some parts if we missed out something while watching. I understood everything when I watched it for the second time with English subs.