The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you are okay. And that's the feeling I get from Da Jung to Young Do to Ahn Ga Young and Ian most of all -- the loneliness, the feeling of being broken, unwanted, unloved, but desperation most of all. I'm still struggling to understand why any parent would damage their child by abandoning them at a place like Nanum Jeil Prayer House. Those scenes are the hardest to watch.
It took me forever to finish today's episode; it moved me more than I expected it would. Everything from the way Park Eun Ha goes after Park Chul Do, escorting her home, instinctively giving her the space she needs yet silently letting her know he was there for her. Patrick's desperation in reassuring Ga Young she is loved for who she is, not what she is, and most of all, how Young Do tells Da Jung his story and how she handles it. I am deeply touched by the caring, sensitive yet straightforward way; this drama addresses the many setbacks each character goes through; I genuinely appreciate it.
I love all the relationships in this drama; the friendships, family relations, romances (Ha Neul and Hwang Seung Eon in the role of Han Jin Ho are too cute, I would love it if they ended up together), and even acquaintances. Most of all, their ability to read between the lines gives these relationships such a healing and protective quality. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason; nobody lives forever, not even the healthiest of us; one shouldn't let the uncertainty of life and the fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present. The dialogues in this drama are brilliant.
I adore how much Young Do's friends love him; I never imagined a friend embracing another friend or even Patrick and Ga Young or Da Jung's letter to the radio show could make me so emotional. I so love Ga Young and her approach to everything and everyone. She makes me happy. But the one I hurt for the most is Ian. Nobody in his life seems genuine; they all want something from him, and none appear to be good. I so badly want him to find a friend to embrace him and tell him everything will be okay. I just hope he doesn't think it should be Da Jung; that will only hurt more.
Despite the simplicity of this drama and the ease with which it flows, there continues to remain the mysterious yet at the same time dangerous element that that Ian, Chae Jun, Da Jung, and Young Do to Nanum Jeil Prayer House because whatever secrets it held someone is trying to make sure it never sees the day of light and are working extra hard to pin it on Ian/Chae Jun. This drama's OST is golden. Watch episodes 7 & 8 here.