That Winter The Wind Blows, episode 6-7

This is becoming more miserable by the week. At this rate, by episode 10, we will have the whole cast of characters crying non-stop.

Oh Soo is a monster no matter how you spin it. But he is a wounded monster, with the capacity to care and love and to gain redemption through his suffering. Only problem is, my heart might break before he gets his fill of suffering.

That is not to say Youngie’s suffering doesn’t break my heart. It’s just that, well, she is The Innocent. Fate will sort it out with her and I’m pretty sure she will be OK. Oh Soo, on the other hand –  he just keeps digging his grave deeper while simultaneously falling deeper in love.

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Oh Soo has been breaking down in every single scene with her. I think I should just call him Intense Eyes from now on.

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Youngie has a way of manipulating a man into her bed. Love this girl so much.

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Stop trying to fight it! Just cuddle and make out and make babies already.

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The colors. The gorgeousness of them together. *worships the director*

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SHK pretty much perfected the gaze of a blind woman – not seeing but still conveying all her emotions

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Intense Eyes Every Single Scene. Or at least, ever single scene where he hurts her.

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I can understand Hee Sun. And I even sympathize with her crush (how can you not? have you seen Jo In Sung?)

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This would’ve been cute if not for forlorn puppy standing in the background.

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Oh Soo getting jealous and protective of Youngie. Soo good.

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Ugh, this scene hurt. She so openly and utterly submitting herself to his mercy and his care but the fact that he is lying to her is simply devastating both to him and to us.

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I could not breathe in this scene. What is going to happen to me when they actually kiss?

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Speaking of which, is it me or is he attempting to steal another kiss from her (and failing, presumably) in the preview for episode 8? It’s hot but in a “he-is-turning-into-Edward-Cullen” creepy sort of way.

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I admit that when he decided to steal the money and disappear I really began to hate him. Which is strange, considering that disappearing now might be a hell of a lot better than perpetuating the lies, vacillating between caring for her and distancing himself from her, and ultimately hurting her more than anyone else in her life.

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Love the use of the mirror shot again.

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I wonder what role the Pill of Death will play later on, aside from being a talisman to Youngie. Will one of them actually end up taking it?

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Watching her older videos and crying. He is so deep in that grave, I don’t think he can see the light.

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So heartbreaking, the way he follows her but is always hesitant to reach out. This mirrors his general predicament of being involved in her life but not being able to help at all.

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While discussing her scumbag fiance, “Does your heart flutter for him?”

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“Does that mean I like someone? Because it flutters for you”

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Cheeky.

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And it makes him uncomfortable – !!! I do wonder though, how much Youngie realizes that what she feels for him is not entirely familial.

Rolling in the snow and taking pictures. Because that’s what siblings do.

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Ah, and so Youngie begins to shape his pathway to redemption. “Who are to forgive him [yourself]? Was he ever given a chance to cry? Was he ever comforted?” I think her drawing comparisons between her disease and his situation is a bit forced and I don’t think the burden of his girlfriend’s death should be alleviated by Youngie urging him not be so hard on himself, but it’s definitely a start. I’ve recently come across this blurb on stress and how even insignificant stress can build up to catastrophically dangerous levels because we nourish it day to day, without ever letting it out, without having a chance to be weak. This pretty much applies to grief and trauma as well; the only way to heal is to go through a very heavy mourning period. Looking at Oh Soo, who has almost a defensive outlook on life, it doesn’t seem like he ever let himself fall apart completely so what Youngie tells him makes a lot of sense.

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I also keep thinking about how wonderful it would have been if they met under other circumstances. If she was just a blind woman who intrigued him and he was just a con man who crossed ways with her. And she would have healed him and he would have let her come on her own, with blindness or without. Even without piles of misery, it would have made for a compelling love story in the hands of this director-writer duo.

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Cute dogs do not make me despise her less so don’t even try that one on me. But seriously, why is she back on my screen? Why are they casting her for the roles of psycho ex-girlfriends who ruin, otherwise, completely perfect dramas (Scent of a Woman, anyone?)

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