The very cuddly Healer (and EPISODE 15)

Healer, Healer, Healer. I am so in love with you, it isn’t even right. Firstly, you don’t exist. Secondly, even if you did, I’m a boring second year university student, not some adorable sassy reporter with brains and brawn. Thirdly, I can’t invite you to sleep over at my place either (though you technically did invite yourself to YS’s place in Ep 4). Let’s not go into the fourthlies and fifthlies. Suffice it to say that the things I want to do to Seo Jung Hoo are likely illegal in all 51 states of America and all 10 provices of Canada. And this is coming from someone who unfortunately still owns her W (minus one V) card. I just sort of adore the man. I’ve been following the show faithfully. Every Monday and Tuesday, sees me glued to the screen, taking two-three hours to watch an hour-long episode, rewinding, sighing, drooling, shrieking with laughter like a madwoman, fuming with rage that I’m still single, you get the drift. ESPECIALLY EPISODE 15. Can we please talk about that? Like, every single bit? Like that kiss? Actually no, about what followed. I’ve never been so invested in the lives of two characters. OMG, I squealed so hard at the sight of that bed, I’m pretty sure my entire floor thinks I’m certified. Yup, just ship me to the loony bin. Just let me bring the laptop. Oh and you’d better have Wi-fi. But Healer…the his and hers cups…but ugh. I’m honestly hyperventilating as I type this. Hello repressed teen. That look in his eyes though, so very smitten and happy and damn toe-curling. Let’s not even get started with that business with the arm. And the fun times under that blanket.
Dear heaven, I need a life.
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If you were expecting my usual detailed analysis on characters, events and their motivations, here’s to disappointment! Because my brain has long ceased rational function, and coherence went out of the window the moment I saw him cuddling her. I am dead, you hear me? This is my ghost presently typing these words, cackling like a madwoman (mentally, my family won’t take any more of the real stuff). I love these two. I love them together. They’re pure gold as a couple and feed off each other in the best of ways. I loved it when he tried to dry her hair and got…distracted. Jung Hoo, you’re obsessed. Who the hell knew he was so damn touchy feely, and cuddly. Big, bad Jung Hoo makes the world’s most adorable teddy bear. I want one. Okay? Hear that fate? What do I do to get me one of these? If it involves being the long-lost daughter of a woman whose husband was killed by her present husband, and means that I need to get my stuff stolen  and dumped into a public bathroom sink by said sexy Healer, then I’m game. Not that I would lose my present family for the world…of course….not.
Jung Hoo’d assertion (twice!) that he loved Yeong Shin was icing on the cake, as was the cat-got-milk smile on Moon Ho’s face. These two, honestly. Moon Ho remains as incredible as always. Yoo Ji Tae commands the screen so effortlessly, even Yeong Shin pales in comparison when they’re in the same room, somehow you just gravitate towards Moon Ho. I’m not sure whether that’s Yoo Ji Tae’s natural aura (holy moly ravioli, how to do the cast and director function if so!) or if he’s channeling his character that brilliantly (even then, holy moly the fellow is brilliant). I love how much Yeong Shin enjoys being a part of the Healer gig, and even aids out Hacker Ahjumma and her precious bf with cheerful aplomb (though my heart honestly dropped for a second when she mentioned having met Healer, silly me, should have known better). This episode was a squeefest of epic proportions, from justice being served to evil minion of evil secretary of Kim Moon Shik, to Healer’s warm self-intro (and watching Yeong Shin dance!), to Kim Moon Ho’s smile (to echo Ron Weasley, why’re all the good ones taken?) to the cuddles! Muchas, muchas more, please, por favor.

And now for those last five minutes. Things went down the instant JH’s call didn’t go through but even worse, Yeong Shin is now in the same car as evil asshat friend murdering Kim Moon Shik. Excuse me while I throw a tantrum. The previous for the next episode appears to not only lack cuddles but bring some very frightening truths to the forefront. Pasts interwine and untangle as JH tries to figure out just what happened all those years ago, and Yeong Shin is confronted with one of the very truths (or is it?) that JH withheld from her. This dramas has been amazing, brilliantly plotted, written and acted without a fault. And that’s where I start to get scared. Just as with Liar Game (hello last drama to steal my heart and soul, meet your new brother), things are too perfect. I don’t speak of things plot-wise but story-wise. There’s a subtle difference between the two. The first deals with the characters and events within that dramaverse, the second deals with the production and writing outside of that. Up until now we haven’t had any noble idiocy, which is WONDERFUL in my view as I hated and glossed over much of the unnecessary angst in Pinocchio. But there’s a dangerous possibility we may be headed into that territory. I’m speaking of the scriptwriter, Song Ji Na here. Faith, her last show, is one I dearly loved, but was rife with problems. Noble idiocy being the foremost (ep 13 anyone?) overuse of poison being the second (my poor Eunsoo) and poor machination on part of the villians (Gi Cheol really went cray cray at the end there, eh?). Granted there were quite a few on-set issues with that production, so she had to adjust the writing around that, but just as with Liar Game I can’t help but be jumpy and worried that this show may take a misstep. And for a show as fantastic this to do so would be catastrophic. We didn’t get any unnecessary angst, even when the adorable Park Bong Soo (how cute is it that Yeong Shin kept calling for him to return this episode!) asked Yeong Shin out. So hopefully, Song Ji Na continues to work her magic over these show, and the character continue to make wonderful choices that are in line with their very essence.
Yeong Shin never asked Jung Hoo for any information. She’s intelligent enough to know that there’s a low more to what’s going on than she knows but she’s never wanted more than he can tell her. She’s got to understand that there has to be a good reason for JH not having told her about his father possibly having murdered hers, especially considering how fearful he is of people leaving him. He tearfully warned her about possibly hurting her as well in the last episode, and by that he definitely meant Kim Moon Shik’s machinations, this issue with their fathers and the possibility of losing her. So I hope Yeong Shin, the one person Jung Hoo NEEDS by his side, decides not to suddenly abandon him because of the ‘your father, my father’ business or because of anything that silver-tongued (fork-tongued) Kim Moon Shik says. I understand filial piety as much as the next person, but I would love to see such a conflict be handled wisely and intelligently, as opposed to angstfest episodes like Pinocchio (wasn’t that a your mother, my father thing as well?). If there’s anything that drama proved, it’s that the angst is useless, if anything, they need to stick together even more in times like this. Building bridges instead of barriers, and not pushing each other away due to something that neither of you were responsible for. Besides, you’ve Moon Ho now! Listen to the voice of reason and ask him and Jung Hoo your questions instead of believing a man you know to be a slimeball.
Don’t go all Dal Po on us, Yeong Shin! Stick by your Healer. Heaven knows the man can’t seem to survive without touching you at least once a minute.
And so we return to why my ghost types this entry. It’s snowing so bad I don’t even want to return to university tomorrow. How about we leave my body stuck mid-squeal for a few hours? Cuddles, show. Give us more of those cuddles. My neighbours won’t thank you, but millions of rabid fans sure will. Sounds like a fair trade.
And to tide myself over the next few hours. Here goes!
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GIVE ME THOSE CUDDLES (*sobsob* I am so lonely)

4 thoughts on “The very cuddly Healer (and EPISODE 15)

  1. Your review was so awesome and satisfying to read. I too am obsessed with this show and especially the characters. Thank you for squealing so visibly and making me feel a tiny bit less crazy for doing so too. (By the way it is far more acceptable for you to squeal and be single and in university, than be a 40+ mom of two and happily married woman squealing and rewinding episodes to death.)

  2. While it would personally freak me out, I love how he kisses her with his eyes still slightly open. As if he just has to keep looking at her for fear it’s not real.

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