We delve further into our characters, who get even better as we go along. Yeon Joo might have found a way of teleporting that’s way better than Boong Do’s (Queen Inhyun’s man). Chul proves that he’s very smart and very smexy. Seong Moo’s losing his mind and something else has its finger in this story that’s driving the characters and the viewers out of their minds.
The Episode in 10 Moments:
- Seong Moo returns but something’s still very wrong
Ignoring her mother’s call for food, and interrupting Soo Bong just as he’s about to dig into his food, Yeon Joo calls Soo Bong to tell of her belief that Seong Moo’s been kidnapped and dragged into the webtoon just like she had been (hahaha. Seriously girl. Who do you think would believe you?). Soo Bong is as expected, disbelieving and his stance is even more confirmed when Seong Moo himself returns. Yeon Joo, who’s on the other end of the call, hears this and immediately runs out, ignoring her mother: Soo Sun’s call to a meal by explaining that she got called to the hospital. Soo Sun’s huffy about her constant busyness and wonders when it would all end, whilst her friend brings up Seong Moo and the millions of dollars he now makes. She tells Soo Sun that Soo Sun should have stuck it out because now she would be rolling in millions but Soo Sun’s clearly not interested. Yeon Joo finally makes it to Seong Moo’s house, and hurries inside where Soo Bong makes sure to tell her that he’d told her that nothing was off with her missing dad. He however doesn’t have an answer to her question about where Seong Moo’s been. And when she enters Seong Moo’s room, he just merely gives her a vague answer when she asks him where he’s been. He ascertains that she’s not hurt and when Yeon Joo tries to bring up “W”, he tells her that Soo Bong’s been telling him that she’s been saying a bunch of wild stories. He tells Yeon Joo that he’d wanted to create a female character and so had drawn inspiration from her. Yeon Joo asks him if he really is the one who’d written the last two chapters and Seong Moo gets a half hard, half panicked look in his eyes as he asks who else could have drawn the chapters. He asks her what she means by her questions and the moment gets tense. But it’s broken when Yeon Joo replies that it’s nothing. Talk then turns to Yeon Joo and her heading back to work, but when Seong Moo tells her that he has to return to drawing, Yeon Joo suggests that he take a break. Seong Moo sighs as he states that he’s tired of it all and would take a break when he finishes it. He suggests they meet then, and Yeon Joo tells him to cheer up. She even adds that her professor’s a fan of his work and Seong Moo breaks out into a smile. He keeps the smile and bows his head but the minute she’s out the door, the smile drops (wow. Kim Eui Sung’s killing it in this role. That look just gave me the creeps).
2. Seong Moo’s still intent on killing Chul and gives himself away
And after Seong Moo confirms that Yeon Joo’s left the house, he calls Soo Bong over and has him research poisons likely to be found in hospitals (Poor Chul). Back at the hospital, Yeon Joo’s too distracted and finally gives in to calling Soo Bong who confirms that Seong Moo’s still working. She then asks him what Seong Moo’s planning for the next chapter and he tells her that Seong Moo’s planning on killing Chul yet again. We do a quick pan to Chul’s world where a nurse gets a call from an unknown person to whom she confirms that Chul’s alone in his hotel room, save for his bodyguard. She tells the person yes as she looks at a box of potassium and we come back to Yeon Joo’s world where Soo Bong tells her that Seong Moo’s already drawing the scene. The words clearly distress her and she has to tell herself that her father returned home, everything’s fine and there’s no need to worry over a cartoon character dying (speak for yourself lady. I can’t count how long I cried for Asuma and Jiraiya when they died). She flashes back to her saving Chul at his moment of death and decides to call Seong Moo, asking him if he’s really going to kill Chul and why he has to kill Chul when Chul hasn’t achieved his goal of avenging his parent’s death and finding the person who killed them. Seong Moo smiles as he replies that it’s not set in stone that the main character achieves his revenge before his death (urgh. Dude, that’s so totally not fair. After your readers have spent the last ten years being invested in the story? How can you say such crap. You’re just as bad as Masashi and that ending he gave us in Naruto. Urgh!). Yeon Joo tries to reason with him by pointing out that saving Chul, only to kill him yet again would be unfair. She continues that the fans would be dissatisfied and Seong Moo frustrated, asks why she had to do something so unnecessary then (hehehe. Busted). Yeon Joo hones in on the words and states that she was right. He hadn’t been the one to draw the last two episodes. Besides, the clothes she’d had on were new ones that Seong Moo’s never seen, so how did he know to draw them? She then makes a realization and blurts out that Seong Moo must have seen a very much alive Chul; a Chul who bleeds and with a very real heart. Seong Moo replies that that’s why he has to kill Chul immediately and Yeon Joo shouts that that’s murder.
3. Yeon Joo gets teleported into Chul’s world yet again
The minute she calls it murder, the background behind her changes, although she doesn’t notice and the phone goes out of service, leaving Seong Moo to try calling Yeon Joo whose number is no longer reachable. The reason why is soon obvious as when she turns around, it’s to see the news report about the search for Chul’s attacker and the doctor who saved him. (oh boy oh boy. So now we have no exact idea what the clear cut rules are for her to universe hop. The first time, someone had yanked her in. And now, she was teleported? But by who?). Yeon Joo takes note of the hospital that was mentioned in the news: Hankuk Sungjin and runs to hail a cab. At the same time, in her world, Sun Mi asks Soo Bong if she can use the Myungsei University Medical Center building for Hankuk Sungjin and Soo Bong agrees. So she erases the Myungsei name on the building and places the Hankuk Sungjin sign on it. So when Yeon Joo catches a cab and tells him to take her to Hankuk Sungjin, he’s surprised as he tells her that they’re already there. Yeon Joo’s still arguing that the hospital is Myungsei when she looks outside and sees that it’s changed to Hankuk Sungjin (oooh. This is going to be epic. Now I’m so looking forward to see whose hands would be used to draw Yeon Joo into the comic. Talk about being very interesting). She finds it utterly bewildering that the building are so similar (hehehe. They’re the same) but heads in anyway. Over in Chul’s room, shady nurse enters and states that she wants to administer antibiotics. Neither Chul nor Do Joon are suspicious and so they don’t attempt to stop her. Yeon Joo meanwhile gets inside the hospital and when the nurse at the reception refuses to give her directions to Chul’s room because she’s wearing a different hospital’s doctor’s coat, she remembers that Myungsei and Hankuk Sungjin probably have similar structures and sneaks her way in.
4. Yeon Joo comes to the rescue and Chul finally meets his savior.
Shady nurse finally injects Chul’s IV with the potassium and we cut to Yeon Joo’s world where Seong Moo’s just finished drawing the scene. He relaxes in his chair, but bolts upright when suddenly his screen starts to fill in on itself and another scene is magically drawn in; this one of Yeon Joo bursting into the hospital room after the guards had tried stopping her. She hurries over and yanks out the IV and as she asks if Chul’s alright, that scene is filled in as well, with her words typed out, and Seong Moo gasps. Over at Chul’s world, Yeon Joo explains that the injection wasn’t antibiotics but potassium and the nurse takes off with the guards and Do Joon on her tail. Alone with Chul, Chul asks her how she knew about what was going to happen and Yeon Joo who hadn’t thought that far along replies that she was just passing by, it was a mere coincidence and the nurse looked suspicious (hahahaha. Yeah right). One of the doctors comes running in and Yeon Joo tries to run out of the room, but she’s not fast enough as Chul grabs her arm and calls her Yeon Joo. She denies it and he smiles as he points out that that’s the name that’s written on her doctor’s coat. Do Joon’s surprised that she’s Yeon Joo and Chul repeats her name yet again and states that they finally meet. And as he says so, Seong Moo’s screen fills up with the new scene and he sighs as he hangs his head. We then cut back to Chul’s world where Yeon Joo’s obviously restless. Chul’s curious about where she works and when she replies that she works at Myungsei, he tells her that the hospital doesn’t exist. She replies unconvincingly that Myungsei closed down and Chul then asks her what she’s doing at Hankuk Sungjin. Yeon Joo replies that she’d seen it on the news that he was looking for her, the witness and Chul smiles as he reminds her that she’d said she’d dropped by per chance (hahaha. Oh what a tangled web we weave. This is so fucking hilarious).
5. Making a promise to meet again
So Hee comes running into the room, asking a million questions as to what happened, until she sees Yeon Joo and correctly guesses who she is. Yeon Joo is also aware of who she is as she uses her knowledge of the characters of “W” to realize that So Hee’s the heroine of the comic, Chul’s personal assistant and friend. She also realizes that Do Yoon’s the former martial arts expert who’s now Chul’s right hand man. So Hee’s surprised to see Yeon Joo after they’ve spent all this time looking for her and she also notes that Yeon Joo’s really beautiful, giving Chul the side eye for sending them on a wild goose chase about Yeon Joo’s appearance. Chul’s all, who, me? And replies that he never said Yeon Joo wasn’t beautiful. Yeon Joo’s all pfft, you said if I was beautiful, then everyone else is beautiful. Except, she’d read that on her dad’s webtoon and Chul, So Hee and Do Yoon all give each other confused looks. When So Hee asks how she knows about their talk, Yeon Joo begs to have a private conversation with Chul. The others protest but Chul agrees and So Hee figures that they would learn Yeon Joo’s identity when the cops arrive anyway. Alone with Chul, Yeon Joo explains that the only form of thanks she wants from him is for him to help her escape from the hospital and for her not to have to give a testimony. Chul explains that he just can’t let her go especially because the police think she’s an accomplice and Yeon Joo replies that he doesn’t think that because his instincts are telling him that she’s not an accomplice. He’s surprised and notes that she seems to know a lot about him. Yeon Joo also reminds him that he’d said she’s the key to his life and promises to tell him everything the next time they see each other. Chul then sends a message to So Hee and Do Yoon and then asks Yeon Joo to give him a specific date for their next meet. She’s not sure and just tells him that they should meet when he gets discharged. Chul takes her word for it, tells her that her number is going through and then offers her one of his many phones as he tells her that he will be sure to call the minute he gets discharged. He reminds her to keep her promise to meet with him and tells her that it’s because he trusts her that he’s letting her go. Yeon Joo asks why he trusts her and he smiles as he tells her that his instincts tell him to. She makes to leave and he stops her to apologize, stating that on that night, it was dark out and he’d been mistaken, but she is quite beautiful. Yeon Joo catches him in the lie though, telling him that she knows him well and he only pays compliments to girls he has no interest in, meaning he doesn’t find her attractive. Chul smiles as he tells her that he’s definitely looking forward to their next meeting and tells her that he would see her next time.
6. Something’s wrong because Yeon Joo’s still stuck
With the help of a bodyguard (not Do Yoon) acting on Chul’s orders, Yeon Joo is helped to escape being seen by the cops who are on their way up to Chul’s suite, to question her. She tosses away her doctor’s coat and runs straight to the bus station. Upon getting there, she wonders how she would get back home, then remembers that the “to be continued” message that had flashed just before she’d been teleported back into her world. Also remembering that Soo Bong had told her that it had been thirty minutes, she decides to wait it out. Except, thirty minutes passes and she’s still in Chul’s world and the moment she notices that, time starts to speed by turning into day and night and back to day again, over and over until finally, it’s morning. She’s surprised especially because her watch had wound up back to being thirty minutes later and startled when Chul’s phone rings. She’s even more confused when it’s Chul on the other end of the line asking to meet. When he gets her location, he drives over in his snazzy red sports car and asks how she’s been, pointing out that he just got discharged. Yeon Joo’s surprised that he’s already been discharged and horrified when Chul tells her that he’d spent two months in the hospital bed (hahahaha. Yeon Joo’s what the hell is happening here face is hilarious). He has her get in his car and suggests they eat lunch. When he smiles and asks how she’s been and if there’s been anything new with her, Yeon Joo freaks out internally and wonders how else she can be and how anything can be new with her when it’s only been half an hour since they last saw (Hahahaha. This is just too damn good. Hehehehehe). As they drive, she finally arrives at a conclusion that time must have sped by because it’s a webtoon with Chul as the main character and it wouldn’t make sense for him to just remain in bed. The story would dictate that he quickly recover so they can move on to other things. But the thought just panics her some more as she wonders if that means she’s been missing then for two months (hahaha. Just too hilarious).
7. An incident (kiss) to send Yeon Joo back to her world
When they finally pull up at a red light, Chul points out to the winter clothing Yeon Joo’s still wearing when it’s already summer and she glances outside the window and sees that time really has sped by and it’s already summer. Chul also notes that it’s the same clothes she has on from two months prior and turns around to drive her to a block filled with stores, telling her that although his company still intends to compensate her for her help, he intends to get her appropriate summer wear. Yeon Joo tries to get out of it by stating that she’s not hot at all, but Chul points to the sweat beading on her forehead (hahaha. Busted by your own body. Hilarious). The next thing we see, they’re both at a store and Chul tells Yeon Joo to have her pick of any clothes she wants. Yeon Joo smiles but internally continues to freak out, stating that if she’d known that his discharge would be in thirty minutes, she wouldn’t have agreed to meet with him (hahahaha). Chul’s distracted from her and her freakout facial expressions (Han Hyo Joo is perfect. Hehehehe) by a text message from So Hee assuming that he still hasn’t heard from Yeon Joo yet. She calls him a fool for having gone with his instincts in trusting Yeon Joo and she’s shocked when Chul replies back that he’s with Yeon Joo at the moment. Yeon Joo at the moment though, is in the dressing room, freaking out because she still hasn’t gone back even though it’s been two months. But then she remembers that it is a serial webtoon, meaning something shocking has to happen to the main character for the chapter to end. That gives her an idea and whilst Chul’s talking to So Hee on the phone, she walks up to him. He puts So Hee on hold and Yeon Joo slaps him across the face when she meets him, thinking to herself that that should be shocking enough to end the week’s chapter. Except, nothing happens and no sign pops up. Chul walks up to her, wondering what he’d done, other than buy her clothes, that could have warranted the slap. But Yeon Joo just continues to internally freak out because she can’t see anything yet. She then figures that if the slap didn’t work, then… and she leans forwards and plants a kiss on him (whootwhoot. A kiss in episode two already? Yup. A drama worthy of all my love and adoration). The audience they’ve gathered in the store are shocked as is Chul, whilst Yeon Joo’s horrified. Until she catches a glimpse of the to be continued sign and runs into the changing room (hahahaha. I can so totally get behind Yeon Joo having to kiss Chul every time she has to return to her world. That’s so much better than Boong Do’s having to stab himself to travel through time caveat). Chul tells So Hee that Yeon Joo has an aura of being the craziest witch in town, although he gives a delighted smile as he says so. He then tells So Hee that he would call her back and heads to the changing room looking for Yeon Joo. Except, Yeon Joo is now back in her time, touching her lips in stunned surprise whilst Chul’s in his world, looking at Yeon Joo’s hospital ID with a smile on his face.
8. Yeon Joo returns back to her world and things are definitely strange
Yeon Joo heads back to the hospital where Seok Bum grumbles about her taking too long. Except too long turns out to be thirty minutes (pfft) and Yeon Joo’s surprised that she’s only been gone for thirty minutes and not two months. Whilst the nurse exclaims over her clothes and shoes (she’d teleported with them), Yeon Joo’s horrified to see that the latest chapter of “W” is already up and the last page is indeed the picture of her kissing Chul. The nurse tells her that other fans are all up in arms about Chul’s first kissing scene being with the crazy woman, rather than with So Hee, but she is delighted at the unexpected love story and tells Yeon Joo to tell Seong Moo that the chapter made her heart flutter. The nurse continues that she’s delighted that the love story isn’t going to be a generic one between male lead Chul and female lead So Hee. Seok Bum though, is all for Kang Chul ending up with So Hee and when Yeon Joo switches off the screen, Seok Bum wonders if she’s acting up because the woman who kissed Chul is also called Yeon Joo. He teases her if she thinks that she is the one that kissed Chul and at the words, Yeon Joo squeaks and runs away, leaving her dress tag which shocks Seok Bum and the nurse when the realize that her dress costs over three thousand dollars. Meanwhile, over at Seong Moo’s house, Yoon Hee gets a call that the latest chapter for “W” has been sent to the editor. The only problem is that they still have the latest chapter (uh-oh) and haven’t sent it yet.
9. Something’s really off with Seong Moo
Soo Bong heads into Seong Moo’s office where he sees the last scene of Yeon Joo kissing Chul and figures that Seong Moo had sent it in to the editor himself. But, Seong Moo takes the phone and tells the editor that he didn’t send the chapter and so he should take down the one that’s currently up. The editor tries to convince Seong Moo to fix whatever he wants to fix in the next chapter because they’ve already gotten ten thousand readers but Seong Moo is snarls as he insists that the chapter be taken down as he would send the actual chapter to be uploaded. He then sends Soo Bong, Sun Mi and Yoon hee home, telling them that he’s working on the very last chapter and so they don’t need to stay around. Even his team are surprised and when they mention how fast he drew the webtoon and how it’s totally not his style, Soo Bong’s eyes widen in realization. Meanwhile, Yeon Joo’s reading through the webtoon, cringing as she realizes that everything that happened really was real. She then calls Seong Moo to ask what’s happening, stating that Chul was real, the world there is real and she actually spent two months there. Seong Moo is beyond reason though, snarling at her for saying that him getting rid of Chul is a murder. He tells her that he’s the creator and him getting rid of his creation isn’t murder but judgement. He continues that Chul is a monster and although he hadn’t known that before, he knows that now and so he’s decided to judge him. It was his mistake to have created him, so how can he let him be when he will just devour him? He continues that he should have finished Chul’s life a long time ago, right there at the Han bridge (ooookay. Yeon Joo, your father has gone lost his mind). He tells Yeon Joo to forget everything she’s seen so far, calling it an illusion and when Yeon Joo replies that she can’t just think of it as an illusion, he replies that he can’t afford for the world to think of the two of them as being insane. And so, he would be the only crazy one (well that’s interesting). With that, he ends the call, packs his things and leaves whilst over at Myungsei, Yeon Joo also heads out.
10. The creation breaks the fourth wall and speaks to his creator
Seong Moo sets up show at a motel where he gets to work drawing. We then cut to Chul’s world where he’s in his car, smiling down at Yeon Joo’s hospital ID that’s on the passenger seat. So Hee calls him and he asks her to handle the event at the store, and to also get rid of the video. So Hee has no idea what video he’s talking about and Chul smiles as he tells her that he knows she will see it, get pissed and swear. But he promises that it didn’t happen because Yeon Joo’s beautiful (hehehe). He continues that he’s found the right one: the key to his life and he’s not just saying so because she’s pretty. But, she saved his life and he’s sure she has the key to his life and so they have to protect Yeon Joo’s identity no matter what. He tells her that she knows what to do so Yeon Joo’s identity doesn’t fall into the hands of the media or the police but he stops as he sees a truck barreling towards him. The truck doesn’t stop however and picks up speed and at the last moment, Chul swerves but the act merely has his car almost toppling over. At that point, the screen freezes and we cut back to Yeon Joo’s world, where Seong Moo’s finishing drawing the bloody aftermath of the accident. He sighs in relief and downs a shot of his scotch. However, over at Chul’s world, he’s very much alive because everything’s frozen just at the point before impact; from the truck to Yeon Joo’s ID to the cup of coffee that’s just about to be spilled. Thinking fast, he reverses out of the way and his world goes back to normal. Over in Yeon Joo’s world, Seong Moo’s alarmed to see the scene he’d just drawn erase itself and to make it worse, his Wacom wouldn’t respond anymore. A new scene’s then drawn and when over in Chul’s world, he steps out of his car, looks at the sky and asks “Who are you”, Seong Moo tumbles backward horrified as he sees the question typed out in a speech bubble on his screen.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
No one in this episode.
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode.
This episode’s a Holy Smokes, because holy smokes what the hell just happened here? Did comic Chul who’s not meant to be real just talk to his creator? Who is the person that saved Chul? Who is controlling “W”? Is Yeon Joo’s world even real anymore? And there are so many holy smokes moment in this drama. From the kiss that I most certainly wasn’t expecting but which I hope the writer continues to use as a way to get Yeon Joo back into her world. A lot of smexy kisses with Chul? Count me in. We can’t waste a kissing machine like Lee Jong Suk now can we ;)? And the next holy smokes moment has to be Seong Moo’s creator speech because honestly, it’s terrifying. And screams of a god-complex but at the same time, I understand where he’s coming from because if I’m writing a story that suddenly takes a life of its own and writes itself…okay scratch that. Most stories are written like that, unless they’re plotted out. Let me rephrase that, if I’d drawn a comic that suddenly took a life of its own, I would be fascinated at first, then terrified because it would mean that our two universes are blurring together and soon I wouldn’t even know which universe is real and which one is fake. Or worse, what if I’m not real either? Argh. This drama is beyond good. It’s fucking amazing!!!!!!!!