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[Drama 2020] Forest, 포레스트

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Ep 28

 

BM visits CC’s dad at timber mill to ask questions. He’s annoyed she’s so nosy.  She asks him about the fire (because his labourers were arrested).  He says he’s just as surprised as she is. And since finding out he hasn’t been able to eat or sleep well.  He pretends to be sick. BM takes him to hospital.

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CC rushes to hospital.  BM tells him the doc says his dad should be fine and can be discharged tomorrow. CC thanks BM. Dad says his condition was caused by her. CC just laughs at his protests. BM sees spots on his hands?  They take a walk outside and talk. CC says he’s relieved that the perpetrators were caught and his dad is no longer a suspect. BM is quiet and finally tells CC about the contamination in the Forest. She says he should get his dad tested as well. CC says his dad has always been healthy. BM says do it anyway as a precaution. CC heads back to hospital and tries to convince his dad to have some tests done but he refuses. CC says if he does it he will come home. 
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YJ in her office on phone asking about ahjumma’s test results.  Her friend says for some reason he can’t access that information. YJ finds it odd that her results are not open for reviewing as she’s not a government official or celebrity. Dr Park walks in. Asks for the files of villagers with suspicious heavy metal results. YJ says she left them at home. Dr Park tells her SH (her bf) should know all about the development.  YJ says SH quit long ago and he’s just a Rescue Unit member now. Dr Park says it’s strange to give up such a high flying job so easily and walks out. 
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SH and Sec looking through photos.  Someone had been following him taking pics of his dealings.  SH said he noticed a drone flying after which probably took the pics. Sec says if they want the development to go ahead they too will have to turn a blind eye to the environmental contamination. SH remembers that the people got the symptoms only after prolonged exposure to the heavy metal and the expert he saw earlier mentioned that it had to be a big deposit of toxic material to have leeched slowly. SH says they need to find solid evidence and someone from Miryeong must know. 
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CC’s dad tries to ring someone but is directed to voicemail. He’s annoyed.  He suspects they may stab him in the back. Camera pans in on photo of he and the ED in a chummy pose. 
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YJ at home tries to find the patient files which aren’t there anymore. She goes to find SH. Nobody’s home. She sees all the documents for redevelopment on the table and the heavy metal blood test results for a patient. She looks confused.

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Ahjumma at her son’s. Her hands are shaking. Sec is there and hands her a card and says he’s the company rep to help with her treatment.  She takes some pills and looks relieved.

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YJ remembers Dr Park’s question earlier about why SH would quit his job. 
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SH is shopping for shoes for YJ. He comes

home with them. Finds her at the table. She looks lost in thought. Shows her the shoes and bends over to put them on for her. SH says,”wear these and return to Seoul with me”.  He continues,”I will help you get back your job” YJ sighs as she looks at the glittery shoes. “Do I really want that princess life? Like these shoes and like KSH?” SH asks if she’s unhappy about something. YJ says she thought he was like her in thinking but she’s discovered that he’s still the same goal seeking man of old.”  She asks him about the Ahjumma. And if he hid her away so he could push the development through. SH says it wasn’t to hide her away but so she could get treatment.  YJ accuses him of hiding the poisoning of the Villagers so that it won’t thwart his business plan. SH tries to explain that with or without his help, the Forest will still be sold off and developed anyway.  His way ensured that at least the Ahjumma would get the treatment she deserved. YJ asks how is that better than the others who just do it out of greed?  It’s only slightly better but still not entirely above board. She said she thought the kind and warm SH she knew was the real KSH but she realises that the work SH is still the cold hearted goal driven man. SH asks her to just look at him only. She asks if he would (give up) stop doing his work if she opposes it. SH says he knows no other way of surviving, he’s always lived this way. But he tells her to believe him and wait.  YJ says don’t just use words to try to dodge the issue.  She asks him again, “if I oppose, will you give up this project/goal of yours?” SH doesn’t know how to answer. YJ returns the shoes. She says she can’t save someone else because she can’t even save herself. But at the very least her conscience is clear. She says she won’t live anymore with someone who doesn’t share the same goals/ideals as her. He asks her what does she mean. She asks, “shall I move out or shall you?” SH holds back his tears and walks away. YJ starts to cry. SH packs and leaves in his car. YJ in her bed sobbing.  Voiceover - SH, “I won’t lie anymore. Give me one more chance. In this cruel world, the me who has never experienced warmth. When you smile, it’s like the world follows suit and is smiling at me...YJ-ah, I like you.  I realise now how important you are to me. I really like you.” YJ continues to sob as she remembers his words. 
YJ Voiceover (SH remembers and cries in the car). You used to be someone who was only driven by goals. That scared me. Because of you, I can fight on. Because of you I can say I am no longer cursed. When you smile, the world smiles with you. I JYJ will always stay by your side.” SH drives away.
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ED and CEO watch clip of SH and man meeting and also YJ/SH in the rapids together.  CEO says it’s like a romance. ED says he already sent some pics to warn SH to back down.  CEO says they can wait a bit and have SH do their work for them.  And when the time is right, they will deal severely with him (he said he will cook him like a dog?).

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Sec and Ahjumma in hospital. She’s getting treatment in a very nice hospital. She thanks him for making her so comfortable. Sec says she can stay there till her treatment is over and expenses will be covered by the company. He shows her 3 pics (CC’s dad, CEO and ED) and asks her if she knows them. 
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SH at hotel. Gets a call from Sec asking where he is. Sec tells him the 3 of them (CC’s dad, CEO and ED) were all hunting partners. Something about them being in together on what happened 25 years ago and in the present day development as well. SH is driving to timber mill. SH confronts CC’s dad. He asks how much money he was offered. Dad pretends to not know what he’s talking about. SH sees the photo of hunting with the 3 of them. Dad asks if he remembers now. SH says don’t you think I do? Dad says you started the fire, why are you accusing me of it? They fight. Dad hits SH with a block of wood. SH is bleeding and gets a flashback. Dad is accusing him of starting the fire but young SH says I didn’t do it. Dad tries to take him away. Another flashback. SH with red balloon and girl running up a hill. Red balloon is released. Another flashback. SH eating corn with girl and his mother at bus terminal. She tells him to stay put and she will come back later. Girl calls, “Oppa”.  SH knows his mum isn’t coming back so covers his sister’s eyes and tells her to pretend to play hide and seek. SH cries as he watches his mom leave. Another flashback. In a village. His sister is looking at their family photo. SH snatches it from her. Sister says mom promised she’ll come back for my birthday. SH tells her mom has left us, she will never come back. She cries and tells him she hates him and runs off. SH burns the photos with a lighter. The flames get out of control and he tries to stamp them out. He hears a bang and there’s smoke surrounding him everywhere from another fire. A figure appears from the haze and it’s CC’s dad with a can of petrol/kerosene? He stops when he sees SH trying to beat out the flames and blames him for setting the forest alight. SH says it’s not his fault. Dad insists it is his fault and the half burnt photos are evidence. SH sees the whistle and grabs it off his neck and runs away. Hides the whistle and pic in the tree hollow and runs

on. Back to present. SH says it was you. You were the one. Flashback.  SH tries to find his sister in the flames. He finds her and they run through the flames.  Evil CEO and ED are there taking pics of the fire. They ignore the pleas of help from SH and sister and walk away.  Rescue Unit helicopter comes to their aid. 2 members come down. SH and his sister are separated. SH is rescued by Team Leader. His partner tries to reach SH’s sister. I think this is where TL’s friend dies trying to save SH’s sister. Back to present. SH yells at dad, “you killed her! You killed my sister!” 
 

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So this was his sister. Too sad she died in the forest fire. When this was revealed, my heart goes to KSH. What a very sad life he had aside from being abandoned by his mother. No wonder he was made to forget it for it was very traumatic for a child with a lingering guilt feeling for him to accidentally leave his sister's hand in the forest fire. I hope for his happy ending with JYJ. Both of them need healing from their traumatic pasts and deserve to be happy.  :cry:

 

 

 

The story has become sadder so the OST has become sadder too...

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About last weeks episodes. 

 

I really liked the episodes again. I feel like the drama has picked up a notch in the second half. 

Lots of cute and fun scenes. The bicycle scene was lovely. You can call it fluff but also just normal?? Because i am watching dramas like hotel del luna and crash landing on you and am wondering what the hell the couples in those dramas are doing. (the answer is nothing)

 

I feel like JYJ should have been a bit more sceptical about that trauma centre project. I mean she already realizes that it is super strange how they want to make her into the director, the dude who visits her at night etc. And just on a personal level she gets super bad vibes from him.

But in the end she still sends her documents over? And she knows that the test results have been manipulated in the past. 

I don't expect her to put all the puzzle pieces together (when she doesn't even have all the pieces). Just not this passivity. She knows this feels wrong but she just goes along with it (for now).

 

The second couple is cute. To be honest i didnt really get the moment when he at first was leaning into the love triangle and suddenly he was into Bomi. Or is he even? Maybe he just wants to have some fun? I have no idea.

But i mean it's cute which is all we can ask for at this moment. Too late for anything substancial now when the foundation is lacking. But there are many better written and executed of this kind of secondary couples in other dramas.

And it's fun for me to watch Jung Yeon-Joo in a bigger drama role with this and My Holo Love. Even though both characters feel similar and the excentric character in Lily Fever was more interesting.

 

I think i am going to miss the show. There are just so few romance dramas at the moment and have been in the last few months.

 

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oppa is so cute!! and i want those candies!! haha

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6 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss “Forest,” Starring Park Hae Jin And Jo Bo Ah

Mar 14, 2020
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If you’re a city dweller who has ever had mini “Enchanted Forest” daydreams, or you’re really just having a case of permanent wanderlust, “Forest” is just the fix you need to tide you over ’til your next getaway. Aesthetically pleasing doesn’t even begin to describe the visual wonder that the drama is with its ability to instantly teleport you to a mysterious forest that sets the stage for a slow-burning romance between a corporate go-getter and a hospital surgeon. Here are reasons why you should be adding “Forest” to your watch list!

Warning: minor spoilers for the drama below.

1. The “Enchanted Forest” of your childhood dreams

Sure, this isn’t the first drama that is set in the natural environs, but “Forest” sure does take the cake for its stunning camera work that truly brings the drama’s Miryeong Forest to life. The way the light plays off the dense canopies is enchanting and brings a mystical element to the forest that subtly deepens the mystery behind the forces that connect the characters’ past together.

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2. Music to your ears

And “Forest” doesn’t stop there. The drama also serves up some serious zen woodland ambience with the smart incorporation of sounds you can hear in the landscape. It’s almost like one of those forest experience centers you find peppered around the Korean countryside, except, it’s right on your screen! It is also a clever hint at tying Kang San Hyeok’s (Park Hae Jin) fragmented memories with his current environment as the capitalist-turned-rescue worker finds that he is somehow able to identify the sounds in the forest (surely, it can’t be because you have been to one before, eh?)

 

more https://www.soompi.com/article/1387229wpp/6-reasons-you-dont-want-to-miss-forest-starring-park-hae-jin-and-jo-bo-ah

 

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Jo Bo Ah looks like her mom...

(swipe to see the photos) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's already weekend but only Ep 25 is subbed. :cry:

 

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Dont worry chingus. With recap done by @nrllee, we can imagine the scene.

Sooner or later the subs will be available for 27-28. Just enjoy the weekends with outdoor activities or family/friends time. While waiting for Wednesday, I'm fine with the subs available on Monday at least, so I can enjoy them with less counting days for next episode. 

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I liked the "i am bored let's date" point. Definitely a plus for the drama :D

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If only the book reading scene came first then I could imagine how JYJ's blouse got ripped. :sweatingbullets:

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2 hours ago, beyaruth said:

If only the book reading scene came first then I could imagine how JYJ's blouse got ripped. :sweatingbullets:


I think that book scene purposely written to graphically gives us an explanation about what happened during the ripped blouse scene...:joy:

 

I watched the latest episode and those scumbags who burned the forest are so heartless...:angry: They were taking pictures leisurely and ignored the children pleas for help in that burning forest. All in the name of money!! :angry: The boy who played Young KSH is such a good actor, his choked up sobs and tears in the bus station had me in tears.

 

The breakup scene wowed me in the terms of acting from our OTP. Not much words but the pains, the feeling of betrayal & misunderstood and love rolled into one conveyed perfectly thru body language, simple words, choked up tears and their eyes...:tears: 

 

Love love love the piggyback scene in the stream...:wub: Again, simple conversation with no Shakespeare’s level of love declaration but it sears right to the heart, in a good way. They looked so beautiful in the whole scene framed by gorgeous background of the greenery and the flowing water...:wub:

 

I am not gonna sugar coated anything, the only thing worth watching in Forest is the natural interaction between PHJ-JBA....:ph34r: While watching Forest I am like a race horse with the blinders, focus only on OTP....:lol:

 

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Can’t wait for the finale...

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@cenching :lol: Funny but no...it’s Do KyungSoo’s single “That’s Okay” cover pic.  His farewell song to all fans.  I love it...it fits his personality so well.  I’m not sure I am ready to say goodbye to Forest yet.  I like this ChocoMi couple. Will miss them. 

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54 minutes ago, nrllee said:

@cenching :lol: Funny but no...it’s Do KyungSoo’s single “That’s Okay” cover pic.  His farewell song to all fans.  I love it...it fits his personality so well.  I’m not sure I am ready to say goodbye to Forest yet.  I like this ChocoMi couple. Will miss them. 

 

I will miss them badly too....I thought PHJ-KGE’s chemistry is the best but ChocoMi takes that place now. They are getting better and better as the story proceeds, very natural interactions. 
 

The Ice Prince turns into Fiery Prince...:lol: At least on screen....:ph34r:

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Why looks like JBA was guiding PHJ? But he approved it.   :love:

 

 

Why PHJ made fun of her (pointing finger while LOL) at the same time she was pointing a finger at him too while laughing. :mrgreen:

But they were both concern for each other. She handed the towel to him to wipe his face but very great of him to gently wipe her face first before his own. While she guided him of which part needed to wipe his own face.  :love:

 

 

 

Looks like they were so comfortable with each other while filming...     :relaxed:

 

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oooh... don't know how I would feel when the series come to an end.

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5 minutes ago, beyaruth said:

Why looks like JBA was guiding PHJ? But he approved it.   

 

Wasn't PHJ said himself that he isn't good at romancing a girl on screen because it's been such a long time he got no GF?? He must needs some guidance because he has forgotten how to kiss a girl and like it....:sweat_smile:

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6 hours ago, cenching said:

 

I will miss them badly too....I thought PHJ-KGE’s chemistry is the best but ChocoMi takes that place now. They are getting better and better as the story proceeds, very natural interactions. 
 

The Ice Prince turns into Fiery Prince...:lol: At least on screen....:ph34r:

 

Same for me... I vote for A for onscreen chemistry and after watching their latest BTS! The Ice Prince was broken while Romantic Prince was on the loose!    :love:

 

 

 

1 hour ago, cenching said:

 

Wasn't PHJ said himself that he isn't good at romancing a girl on screen because it's been such a long time he got no GF?? He must needs some guidance because he has forgotten how to kiss a girl and like it....:sweat_smile:

 

But he still gives hot kisses~~   :blush:

 

 

 

According to the blogger : "200 Point recently kbs made mix kiss video, for the drama stethoscope kiss got 200 point out of 100"    :love:

Click the link to watch the video of KBS dramas mixed kiss videos:   https://www.vlive.tv/video/179866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It is quite regrettable that the show took such a long time to become this good because all the nonsensical stuff at the start must have put a lot of people off. It is unusual in Kdramaland because in most instances, it's the first half that's better than the second. These last 4 episodes have been very decent because the show has ditched a lot of the slapstick, tampered the nuttiness and taking itself far more seriously. And so it should. At its very core the show is dealing with some serious stuff. What Taesung has done and is doing to the villagers is wicked and criminal. People have died because of their wanton greed. In fact, people are still dying.

 

On hindsight, I really wish that they hadn't made so much of a mystery of KSH's trauma. It would probably have made him a much more relatable character from the start. His amnesia was a plot device and it didn't gel with everything else about him in a way that made sense. That said however, it is good that the drama maintained some degree of consistency with regard to his greed, his need to accumulate wealth and be the top dog, as it were. There are consequences as there should be. This puts him at odds with JYJ... which it should because she is a ethically driven, altruistic physician and her worldview clashes with his. She wants to help people and save them. His way of thinking is to mitigate a bad situation and salvage what benefits he can. Hers is to expose the corruption and stop the entire operation because there can be no middle ground in such a situation. The human cost outweighs any potential financial benefits.

 

I have no doubt that the show wants to present him as a kind of antihero. The materialistic corporate shark that will ultimately take down the behemoth that is Taesung. It won't be the law enforcement officials or the authorities (because most of them are up to the necks in doggy poo) but the former insider who does it all. We all know he could have blown the lid off the whole thing when JYJ was in custody but instead he chose to leverage whatever information he had to save her and to reap benefits for himself. His default position is to manoeuver and manipulate his way out of things. He isn't a good guy by any existing moral standards but he is a devious one... and he is the man for the job because he can manoeuver his way through. Using a thief to catch a thief as it were.

 

Redemption for KSH is in the horizon... The inner tug-of-war has already begun especially with the way JYJ has framed this dilemma. "It's me or the money." Essentially that's what it is. ;) So she's not appealing to him on the basis of his better self or appeal to his moral code... that probably doesn't exist at the moment. What she's certain though is that he really does actually like her a lot. So, she does what she always does, tries to save him. And she does it by appealing to his desire for her. In effect what we have is a battle... not for his soul necessarily... but a battle for love to triumph over greed. They're still working within the limits territory of self-interest but hey, it's a start.

 

Apparently bad guys can really fall in love. JYJ seems to believe it. I think it's possible too. KSH isn't going to transform into Mother Teresa overnight or maybe ever. :D But love can slowly guide him on the right path if the one who loves can prioritize the one who is loved over all other desires.

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29 minutes ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

It's me or the money


He had that choice to make at the hotel in Manila.  At the elevator scene when he had to choose between dashing up to the pool deck to confront her ex or be on time for his business meeting.  He chose her then.  Yes he didn’t “pay” for it as dearly because he did still manage to make the business meeting (howbeit late) but he didn’t know that at the point at which the choice was made.  He risked losing that business deal altogether.  And his confession to her in the forest when she accused him of being singularly goal oriented when it comes to corporate targets seemed to imply that he realizes that without her, the goals mean nothing.

 

29 minutes ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

Apparently bad guys can really fall in love. JYJ seems to believe it. I think it's possible too. KSH isn't going to transform into Mother Teresa overnight or maybe ever.


Well, at least he was honest - he said he was like the devil Satan so he’s not exactly trying to pretend to be what he’s not.  But yeah, he’s got a long way to go but JYJ will be there to guide him.  Not long now till resolution.

 

20 hours ago, beyaruth said:

If only the book reading scene came first then I could imagine how JYJ's blouse got ripped. :sweatingbullets:


I didn’t translate that book scene. :lol: For obvious reasons.  Keeping the rating PG13 (Parental Guidance for 13years and under) on my translations.  

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