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briseis

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  1. They really are the embodiment of star-crossed lovers, aren’t they? I adore how the director alternates between the two POVs, distinguishing between the two different perceptions: the reality and Yeon Seo’s fantasy world in to which she is projecting her longing, desire, love and sadness and where she wants to escape because it represents her heart’s desire - a world where Dan doesn’t reject her, where he holds her, caresses her, kisses her and loves her. The entire moment is so hauntingly beautiful as YS does exactly what Dan told her - she imagines that it’s only them two in the world. It’s the ever-present theme of their love story - them being in a world of their own whenever they are together even though they literally come from two different worlds.
  2. Thank you . You know I write these posts because I need to get out all the feels I have about this shows, bottling them up inside suffocates me. I’m sure Dan is too pure to think about it but while I was watching this scene there was only one thing on my mind, which is in a gutter no doubt, and I’m not even ashamed of it. I blame it on the raw chemistry between the leads. When Dan asked YS whether they should eat ramyeon, I screamed because he just used the Korean version of “Netflix & Chill” (the whole phrase is “Do you want to eat some ramen and then go?” and it means whether they should sleep together). To me this scene had an underlying sexual innuendo. I don’t normally have this reaction when a couple has ramyeon together in a kdrama because it usually doesn’t mean anything, but in the context in which Dan used it I couldn’t think of anything else. I mean, they are all alone in the house, he swoops YS up in his arms, carries her bridal-style, hoists her up on the kitchen counter and leans in towards her, stopping few inches from her lips. And Yeon Seo definitely has some sort of expectations here, if nothing else, then at least a kiss. I know when they eat it’s supposed to suggest that she isn’t used to having ramyeon; however, there is something more to those strange looks she is giving him. It’s certainly no coincidence that the very same night she dreams of kissing Dan.
  3. Lee Yeon Seo waited for him. She gave him space, waited for him to sort out his feelings and come to her. This girl who had used to think that everyone is hers to command and suspected them of ulterior motives, chose to unconditionally trust Dan with her heart. She expects from him confessions of love, kisses, soft touches and embraces, but he crushes her hopes and heart with his cruel lies. Dan, who never lies, saves all his lies for YS, hoping that pushing her away would protect her from unhappiness. Even the first lie he ever said was the one with which he denied his love for her. Dan’s efforts to protect YS from sadness are so counterproductive because, in the end, they only make her, and him, utterly miserable. You only need to see Dan’s numb look and hear YS choke on her grief and panic when she tells him to pack his stuff and leave to realize that these two can’t live without each other. I think that an ending where Dan disappears and YS has to spend her life alone without him is virtually impossible at this point because when she not only started to hallucinate and see Dan everywhere, but also search for him everywhere the moment he left the house, it become clear that Yeon Seo can’t live in a world in which Kim Dan does not exist.
  4. I'm sorry I wasn't able to do the recap today and that I've been MIA and not as active this week as I usually am, but my Monday exam got postponed for Thursday because the teacher was sick. I've finally had the time to watch today's episode and I'm totally going to gush about it and the Wednesday episode once I have some time. By then I must read all your thoughts because I've missed so much in just one day - this thread is moving with lightspeed. Keep it up - you are all amazing Until then, I couldn't resist and made a little gifset of YS's beautiful dream.
  5. The Grandmother's husband/lover was an angel as well and Dan's superior makes Dan watch as he makes him disintegrate into dusk and smoke, the feather on the handkerchief turns black, basically showing him what would happen to Dan. But that is not what scares Dan, it's the utter desolation and grief of the Grandmother and he suddenly sees YS, who he knows loves him, in her place. That moment he runs desperately towards YS's mansion and encounters a happy YS who prepared sandwiches for both of them and he tells her that he is going to quit as her secretary and leave the house.
  6. YS stands in front of the investors and tells them that they are people who don'T like ballet and that she will make them love it nad if not, then she will step down. Dan is very propud of her and pats her back
  7. First 5 minitus were repetions of scenes from last week, which included JKW listening on YS's and Dan's conversation. Dan saves JKW when they fall and later wakes up in ambulance. He later sees JKW at the hospital who once again warns him not get involved with YS but Dan tells him that HE REALLY LIKES YS and tha the will uses all the time he has to make her happy. His wound once gain heals and he leaves hospital.
  8. Ko Woo Rim (Dan's child actor) posted on his instagram a BTS photo of the flashback filming - it's a part we haven't seen yet YS's house
  9. No, I think by the end of episode 8/16 he is going to be in the middle of those 100 days. His deadline merely coincides with the airing of the final episode for symbolic purposes. For us the drama might have started on May 22 and today is June 10 but the time in the show runs differently. If July 11 is the 100th day, then it means that the day Dan received his mission and realized at the hospital that his client is YS was April 2. I don't keep an exact count ; however, from time to time they mention how much time has passed - YS trained for a week until she danced on the beach, how many days it took until Fantasia Night,... So I assume that the next couple of episodes will be taking place sometime in the middle of May and I would say that the passing of time in the story actually almost coincides with the filming schedule of the drama. I'm sure that we will soon get a scene of Dan looking at his calendar and we will learn how much time he has left.
  10. Both Ni Na and Yeon Seo are 26 years old therefore neither one of them can be a reincarnation of a woman who died 15 years ago. The reincarnation theory does not work at all. Besides, remember that JKW said this: "Living is already a torment. Wishing to be born again is a silly thought."
  11. The Korean name of JKW's lover was Choi Seol Hee. She has the same surname as YS's aunt (Choi Young Ja) who clearly didn't take the surname of her husband (Geum) when they married so is it merely a coincidence or could YS be related to Choi Seol Hee? I wouldn't put my money on this theory but it's one way to explain the similar physical appearance. It makes me even more curious to learn for how long have JKW known about YS and how did he find out about her existence? He knows strange, personal details about her childhood, so he either has some insider source or he was actually there to witness it, be it her dancing for Dan on that beach or even film those recordings of her dancing in Europe himself. If YS were a relative of Matilde then it would make sense that JKW would eventually find out about her. Or it might have been a mere coincidence because he kept track of the ballet world after his lover died. It's just something that occured me.
  12. I think you are mistaken Dan never used his handkerchief to wipe the blood of his feet nor was it ever shown to have any healing properties so far. He only used his hand and a towel, look: I was referring to a theory that Dan might not be dead but lying in a coma, though it's very unlikely. I'm not 100% certain that someone wanted to kill Dan, I think much more likely possibility is that he was psysically abused by someone, either his family, peers,... On the day he fell into the sea, he was chased by someone and while hiding he fell.
  13. An Angel’s Feather The handerchieves are a key element and clue in the story as they basically represent both angels - Dan and Ji Kang Woo - and are tied to their fate. The feather on JKW’s handkerchief didn’t burn the moment he abandoned it on the altar and left with Matilde. It only burned when he was about to commit suicide. When he was trying to kill himself he betrayed his lover in a way, because he was trying to destroy the life she died to protect and couldn’t respect the choice she made. Another possibility is that the feather burned because JKW left her body to be cremated as the feather burns while lying next to the urn with her ashes. Quite symbolic. Futhermore, I’m really curious what color will JKW’s wings have because so far we’ve only seen their shadow. Like I said the handkerchief is a part of each angel, it symbolizes him, and nothing defines an angel more than his wings therefore the feather is a feather of his wings. The feather is blue like the sky (probably, even for practical reasons because it would be difficult to notice a white feather on a white handkerchief) and if you remember, Dan’s wings have sometimes blue glow around them. This makes me wonder whether JKW’s wings will be black as the feather on his handkerchief, further cementing the “fallen angel” theory. “This is me. Think of this as me.” Maybe JKW abandoning his handkerchief, basically leaving behind his identity as an angel and giving his lover a ring with a mysterious emblem was a part of the problem. He wanted to change himself, he wanted to become a human, and in that way denying his true nature. On the other hand, there is Dan who keeps giving his handkerchief to YS, not some substitute; even if he can’t tell her who he really is, he keeps giving her a part of his true self. And there is the extremely important fact, that his handkerchief always gets to Yeon Seo eventually, AND IT GLOWS WHEN DAN KISSES HER, LIKE SHE IS MEANT TO HAVE IT - it’s her who finds it when Dan loses it in the park even though she’s blind; he gives it to her to treat the wound on her wrist; and she even asks him to give the handkerchief to her and he does it willingly, NEVER ASKING HER TO RETURN IT. It’s extremely poignant and even more so because Yeon Seon doesn’t merely carrry it around in her pocket or her purse, instead SHE LITERALLY WEARS A PART OF DAN ON HER BODY FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE, be it around her wrist or in her hair, even during the time when she is angry with him. It’s always tied around a part of her - A PART OF HER AND A PART OF HIM ARE IN THIS WAY INTERTWINED AND CONNECTED, TIED TOGETHER. A knot is a symbol of connection and in many cultures the hands of a couple are tied together by a cloth during a wedding ceremony. Also, how symbolic is it that Dan often uses the handkerchief to treat Yeon Seo’s wounds? How often has her blood stained it? Finally, talking about blood and feathers, this brings to my mind another thought I had while watching Dan so meticulously clean up all his feathers in the living room, I wonder whether one bloodied feather didn’t get away, whether Yeon Seo didn’t keep the one she picked up.
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