Hae Soo: “We humans are mistakenly thinking that we are always free and living in a new way. But the thing that dominates us in the end, are the usual habits that we are used to doing every day.”
Hot damn. Those two words basically summarize how I feel after every episode of It’s Okay, It’s Love. Once the credits roll, I’m a bit speechless and then the wheels start turning trying to make sense of it all.
Choi Ho and Jo sunbae finally sit down to talk with the defense lawyer from Jae Beom’s case and as predicted, he holds the key to solving the mystery of the murder. The stab wound was not the cause of death; so neither of the brothers is the culprit to this “murder”. The step-dad died due to smoke inhalation. What we weren’t aware of was that after the stabbing, Jae Beom carried little Jae Yeol outside on his back (aww) and the only person left, who was capable of starting the house fire was mom.
Imagine the heartbreak that both boys are going to face when they realize that it was their mom that caused all of this pain. She probably thought that step-dad was dead and started the fire to burn the evidence (maybe?) but still, her actions put her eldest son in prison for 11 years. She let him take the blame for something she did. No wonder she feels guilty towards Jae Beom; she should. However, the messed up justice system that allowed this injustice to occur should be held responsible for failing to do what it was set up to achieve. I keep thinking back about what Jae Yeol said; even the nicest people are capable of inflicting pain on others.
Lawyer Kang: “There is no chance that the two brothers are the culprit. This is a horrible case, in which the judge, who was about to retire, and the prosecutor who needed attention from the media, made a wrong decision by rushing. Back then, I was a powerless, new public defender. In the murder and arson case at Yangsuri, this is the evidence that the prosecutor turned in. On the knife Jang Jae Beom and Jang Jae Yeol’s fingerprints are mixed up together. And on this lighter there is a name of the poolroom in which Jang Jae Beom went often. So Jang Jae Beom, who was found in the evidence of both, was found guilty.”
Choi Ho: “Then isn’t it possible that Jang Jae Beom is the culprit?”
Jo sunbae: “How about fingerprints in this lighter?”
Lawyer Kang: “There aren’t any. It was damaged because of the fire. (how the hell did you get fingerprints from the knife then?) And this was the corpse of the step-father. The stab wound that was made from the knife, as you can see, isn’t that deep. At that time, the lung or kidney tissue was not found on the knife.”
Choi Ho: “I don’t really understand what you are implying.”
Lawyer Kang: “The stepfather was not killed from the damage of the knife, but was suffocated by smoke until he died. The person that stabbed him isn’t the culprit, but the person that started the fire is the culprit. When the medical examiner and I found out that the cause of death was suffocation, it was before the final hearing. We thought it was a relief and were preparing for the defendant papers. The next day, somebody called. The body was incinerated. The prosecutor used his connections (SAY WHAT NOW?). And in the final decree, the younger brother pointed at his older brother, which was how the case closed. Back then, Jang Jae Beom left the house with his little brother on his back. The only person left in the house was their mother. And the fire started afterwards. “
I’m still not completely sure why Jae Yeol pointed his finger toward Jae Beom during the trial but I think the prosecutor forced him to? Maybe promising a lighter sentence than what hyung would have been giving? I just hope Jae Beom will stop trying to get revenge on Jae Yeol, I just want these two to be happy! Is that too much to ask for?!?!
Jae Yeol is definitely coughing a lot more (ahhh!) and the scene where he moves out of the house and almost seriously hurt himself and Hae Soo was really troubling. His schizophrenic episodes are becoming a lot more dangerous. What, in his psyche, caused him to hallucinate almost hitting Kang Woo at that moment to make him swerve, almost hitting Hae Soo? Thank god no major injuries were incurred. And then there’s also Kang Woo and his mom’s injuries, I’m sooo curious to find out what triggers Jae Yeol to hallucinate Kang Woo as either recently abused, injured or sick. Oh and his Wall of Kang Woo is also pretty disturbing. And what’s up with that NY Yankees cap?
I am super relieve that Jo sunbae finally knows that Jae Yeol is a lot sicker than one could imagine. The way this show intercuts between scenes is brilliant and always manages to elicit an intense emotional reaction from me. The shock and worry that Jo sunbae displayed as he watched the CCTV of Jae Yeol fighting with himself juxtaposed with the happiness that Jae Yeol was experiencing while next to Hae Soo. It’s heartbreaking because Jae Yeol isn’t aware of his mental illness, but we all know that he’s going to have the most difficult time realizing that his reality is not reality.
Really, I should just brace myself every time Chen’s OST song starts playing because you know the scene’s going to be a doozy.
On to more light and sweet scenes, I love the development of Hae Soo and Jae Yeol’s relationship in this episode. They have become a lot more considerate of each other and are not acting, totally, like little kids anymore.
Who else loved Hae Soo’s little Love Actually stunt? SO cute!
Water fight! Look at the way Jae Yeol protects Hae Soo from the water!
It can’t be a Korean drama without the couple shopping trip (which I LOVE)! It’s when drama couples do the mundane, everyday life thing that really gets me.
Jae Yeol: Why are you buying so much?
Hae Soo: We have a lot of family members. Should we get seasoned soybeans or horseradish soybeans?
Jae Yeol: Seasoned.
Hae Soo: Horseradish is better. Then do you little apple juice or orange juice?
Jae Yeol: Apple juice.
Hae Soo: Let’s juice the apples at home and drink that.
I love the way Hae Soo always plays with the buttons on Jae Yeol’s shirt. It adds a nice touch.
Aww I like how much he likes the evidence of her presence, even though she’s quite the messy girl.
Jae Yeol leaving his laptop to chase after Hae Soo was sweet and then his surprise appearance at her hospital was icing on the cake.
And then we get a proposal!!
Finally, the It’s Okay, That’s Love OST Part.6 by t-Yoon Mirae has been released! I love this song!