[RECAP: Big] Episodes 13&14: “Erase the sincerity in your head, and it’ll really be erased.”
We were not expecting that.
What a huge twist in the story, but was it necessary? Perhaps, as a shock factor and another reason for Kang Kyung Joon to get revenge on his so-called parents.
We’re really curious to see how this drama will end, because with only two more episodes to go, there’s just no way that a happy ending will come from all this. Should we keep our faith in the Hong Sisters?
The big baby factor has died down as the story has gotten more complicated and serious as all of the secrets are slowly unraveling, but with all of these problems, we’re seeing our characters react in the most childish ways ever, which is quite understandable given the situation.
Kang Kyung Joon (Gong Yoo)
Episode 12 ended on such a high note for Kang Kyung Joon that it was almost expected that everything would start crumbling down on him.
During the calm before the storm, Kang Kyung Joon continues to show us his adorable ways, like complaining about his birthday party at a family restaurant with the servers singing the birthday song and shaking the tambourine.
He has just turned 20, the legal age in Korea, and Gil Daran still treats her like a child? How dare she.
But like a child, he draws a ticket to the moon that Gil Daran can use in 20 years, where the two can meet and listen to Seo Taiji’s 40th album and check if the Great Wall of China is visible from outer space.
He reassures her that when she’s able to experience all that, she’ll be happy that Kang Kyung Joon crossed the river for him.
He complains about eating the same kind of bread each time and pouts when Gil Daran won’t put the watch she bought for him on his wrist.
As revenge, he ‘hypnotizes’ her to remember him every time the clock hands face 10 and two. He’s completely delighted when he finds out that it actually worked.
Kang Kyung Joon, however, also shows that he’s also grown up during his time in Seo Yoon Jae’s body.
After being traumatized by the blood of his dead mother, he hasn’t been able to stand the mere sight of blood, but when Bunny listlessly lies in her bed, Kang Kyung Joon builds up the courage to hold onto her blood-stained hand.
Teddy Bear then tells Kang Kyung Joon that the doctors told them that they won’t live to be adults.
Shocked by Teddy Bear’s comment, Kang Kyung Joon takes his hand and says, “You’ll continue to grow. Teddy Bear will become a bear and Bunny will become a rated 19 rabbit. Kang Kyung Joon will become a better person than Seo Yoon Jae. All three of us are going to grow.”
But even all of that positive thinking doesn’t help Kang Kyung Joon as he finds out the truth about his birth—that he was only born to save his older brother Seo Yoon Jae from dying.
Not only that, he’s told by Jang Mari that Gil Daran had known the entire time but chose to keep it a secret so that Kang Kyung Joon can save Seo Yoon Jae, whose illness has come back.
Things get worse as he finds out that Seo Yoon Jae and he were actually fraternal twins. Seo Yoon Jae was born first, while Kang Kyung Joon was kept for later, which seems like a strange thing to do, but then again, this entire drama is whacky, so it’s better off not questioning too much.
But we do understand Kang Kyung Joon’s anger, since Seo Yoon Jae has essentially taken his spot. Kang Kyung Joon could have been the prestigious doctor with the well-off family and the husband of Gil Daran.
As every bad thing comes in threes, Kang Kyung Joon soon realizes that Seo Yoon Jae’s parents had used his mother to give birth to the baby because she was in love with Seo Yoon Jae’s father.
Seo Yoon Jae’s father merely responds that he did love her, but he no longer has the right to.
This response drives Kang Kyung Joon crazy, as it confirms his theory that they wrongfully used his mother’s love for Seo Yoon Jae’s father in order to give birth to their child, who was then used to cure their other son.
Completely disgusted and in disbelief, Kang Kyung Joon does what any angry teenager would do: run away. Promising himself that he will make all of the people at fault suffer for the rest of their lives, he decides to run away and disappear.
But it is Gil Daran’s heartfelt confession that holds him back and makes him stay to save his older brother’s life.
Gil Daran (Lee Min Jung)
The kiss momentarily wakes Gil Daran up and makes her realize that she’s now cheating on Seo Yoon Jae, but she still finds herself leaning more towards Kang Kyung Joon as she remembers every little thing that he does and even dreams about.
Especially with Kang Kyung Joon’s ‘10:10 Hypnotism,’ Gil Daran gets sucked in and cannot function normally without thinking about Kang Kyung Joon.
It’s actually driving her a bit insane, as she imagines her vice principal scolding her for not finding her lost engagement ring. The vice principal tells her to go find the ring, receive forgiveness and then go to Kang Kyung Joon.
Gil Daran says she has no courage to do that and the vice principal tells her that if she’s constantly thinking about 10:10, then she does.
Since every little thing reminds her of Kang Kyung Joon, she goes to find the ring so she can ask for forgiveness from Seo Yoon Jae. Unfortunately for her, the ring is long gone.
While she adorably contemplates about her feelings for Kang Kyung Joon, it stops there because she is forced to mature from her endearing childishness in order to save Kang Kyung Joon from any more pain.
She drives Kang Kyung Joon away, lying that she did know everything about her relationship with Seo Yoon Jae. She tells him, “I can’t hold your hand. Seo Yoon Jae is first. I’m going to hold his hand. 10:10 has passed and the wind has stopped.”
She finally says, “Save Seo Yoon Jae, and then go back,” and Kang Kyung Joon becomes a severe victim of noble idiocy, but that is the adult thing for Gil Daran to do.
Jang Mari (Suzy)
Jang Mari is no longer the crazy weird girl that she was in the beginning and it makes us incredibly sad. She’s become the second lead, who tampers with all of the main characters’ destinies in the most evil way possible.
Jang Mari learns early on that Seo Yoon Jae’s father is Kang Kyung Joon’s father.
She goes to tell Kang Kyung Joon the bad news, but when she witnesses Kang Kyung Joon and Gil Daran having a good time with each other, the big green monster of jealousy strikes.
She vows that once Kang Kyung Joon finds out who his real father is, he and Gil Daran will never smile again.
She sets the two up so that they find out the truth at two different times.
Then she goes and lies to each person, saying to Kang Kyung Joon that Gil Daran already knew everything and was using him to save Seo Yoon Jae, while she blames everything on Gil Daran for not keeping her promise to never ever like Kang Kyung Joon, and now everything is distorted and painful for him.
Her plan works as Gil Daran and Kang Kyung Joon begin to distance themselves from each other, but not without tears and pain, which Jang Mari chooses to look past.
When she decides to go to Germany with Kang Kyung Joon so he can receive treatment for Seo Yoon Jae’s illness, Jang Mari finds out that Kang Kyung Joon had lied to Gil Daran and his parents saying he’ll go get treated.
She realizes that he’s going to run away and make everyone suffer.
As Kang Kyung Joon does a 180 degree turn, Jang Mari is shocked and completely scared as she has not seen this side of him before. Scared and not knowing what to do with the situation, she does what any young scared teenager would do.
She calls Gil Daran for help.
Gil Choong Sik (Baek Sung Hyun)
While the mood for both episodes this week was pretty gloomy, Gil Choong Sik was the brightly shining sun that kept us sane after all the crying and agony that went on.
When Gil Daran loses her engagement ring in the park, Gil Choong Sik goes to find it himself when he overhears Gil Daran and Kang Kyung Joon talking about cheating on Seo Yoon Jae with ‘KKJ’.
As Gil Choong Sik doesn’t know Kang Kyung Joon is trapped inside Seo Yoon Jae, he assumes that his older sister is cheating on his brother-in-law, and makes a dramatic announcement to his parents that the oldest daughter of the family has disgraced the Gil name by committing adultery.
One thing leads to another and Gil Daran’s father ends up locking his own daughter in jail for the night to think about what she’s done. We guess when you’re an adult, a simple ‘go to your room’ isn’t as effective anymore.
But good job, Gil Choong Sik, for putting your older sister in jail.
When all of that is figured out, Gil Choong Sik and his mother ponder at who ‘KKJ’ could be. Gil Choong Sik thinks of every possible person that his sister could be cheating on and none of them are a match. Then Gil Choong Sik has a moment of brilliance and wonders if ‘KKJ’ is not a name, but a secret code. “Maybe…it’s Kiss Kiss Jagi-ya!” (Jagi-ya means honey).
His mother proceeds to tell him that he is so smart to think of that.
They are definitely mother and son.
Although Gil Choong Sik is not the brightest bulb, we love that he is completely sincere in everything he does and makes us agonize over the fact that Jang Mari doesn’t like him.
When Gil Choong Sik wants to chase Jang Mari to Germany, Jang Mari tells him to erase her from his brain. “If you don’t hear or see me, you’ll erase me.”
But Gil Choong Sik puts on his serious face.
He points to his head and tells Jang Mari that she’s not there, but here in his heart, as he puts his fist over his heart.
Can we just show the boy some love?
Biggest Baby of the Week: Jang Mari
There’s no question about it.
Jang Mari was completely selfish in the way she lied to Gil Daran and Kang Kyung Joon. She said it was for Kang Kyung Joon, but it ended up hurting Kang Kyung Jon more than protecting him.
She only thought about herself and what she wanted, not bothering with who gets hurts along the way. Her jealousy and pain were her top priorities and she needed to save herself first.
Not only that, her actions caused the problems to grow with no way of her being able to handle it.
While she saw the trip to Germany with Kang Kyung Joon as a simple vacation, she didn’t expect Kang Kyung Joon to suddenly change and decide on torturing everyone.
She becomes scared and doesn’t know what to do. She was short-sighted and didn’t see the long-run consequences before carrying out her selfish actions. So she turns to the only adult she knows that can fix the problem, just like how a child runs to a parents for help in times of danger.