As mentioned on my about page, I have no plans for recaps within foreseeable future. For recaps, please check Dramabeans. Deeno and Raine are also doing tag-team recap on their sites, where odd episodes are published on Deeno’s site and even episodes are published on Raine’s site.
As much as Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub want to advertise that this show is all about the touching AKA skinship, I’m thinking about how TaeYang and JuGun not making physical contact and its impact on the storyline. A lot of times, how close two people are had little or nothing to do with how close they are together physically. It is more about the distance between two hearts: Think long distance relationships that worked and a couple about to get a divorce but still sleeping in the same bed.
This brings out the irony of how when TaeYang is touching JuGun, JuGun is pushing TaeYang away for different reasons. TaeYang is crazy. TaeYang is annoying. TaeYang hurt JuGun’s feelings when she said she’d rather bother JuGun with ghastly matters than to bother KangCandy, since Mr. Macho-ly Perfect is actually afraid of ghosts. When TaeYang is away, JuGun tries to pull her back to himself. He calls her on the phone to cure his insomnia. The moment when they are at odds as to how to handle the suicidal AWOL soldier, JuGun calls out to TaeYang to come back when she’s about to walk into a line of gunfire.
The relationship between TaeYang and JuGun is not a romance yet at end of Episode 8, but even on a level of being friends, the theory of distance between two hearts are one in the same between romance and friendship. Of course, TaeYang being on a lower social status than JuGun, he would never admit that they are friends, but as two people that are merely using one another to achieve their individual agenda: TaeYang is seeing a ghost-proof shelter in JuGun, while JuGun wants to find Hee Joo using TaeYang’s ability. This use-use agenda-based relationship is slowly and steadily progressing into a reluctant friendship, where JuGun is helping TaeYang while he was mumbling endless complaints, and TaeYang at moments when she’s not fighting off ghosts, cared about JuGun’s health and feelings. The whole dynamic where TaeYang instinctively wants to talk to JuGun about her ghastly problems, to JuGun instinctively wanting to touch TaeYang to help her fend off ghosts has become their second nature within each of them.
We, the audience, all know where their relationship is going, we are anticipating, eager to find out when and how JuGun and TaeYang ended up together. Of course, there’d be hell to pay if Hong Sisters pull another ‘Big’ move on this show. I would stop watching anything written by this writing team if that happens.