Let’s start off by saying I love the character’s cameos in the this episode. When I see Tharn Type in the beginning of this episode it makes me smile so much. I’ve missed them too. They are so cute. Zon’s confusion is adorable too. When he stumbles off to the sound of the birds, it makes me laugh. I keep picturing a cartoon version of him with the birds circling his head.
We have the scene where Day is trying to find out if Tutor likes Hwa, and Tutor seeming surprised by this question. I don’t think he’d ever given any thought as to his actions related to Hwa. He’d always treated her like a princess. I seem to recall when I read the book, it explains their dynamics in more detail. Apparently when they were children together, Hwa did something and Tutor got hurt. She felt so guilty she burst into tears and became inconsolable. Which led to the hurt Tutor comforting Hwa. He can’t stand to see her sad, and she loves him to pieces as a best friend and she can’t stand to see him suffer. Which leads to Tutor spoiling Hwa, and Hwa needing/wanting to help Tutor out of his current troubles.
The classroom scene with Zon and his friends make me smile. Poppy is so over the top as Junior. I can’t help but giggle. And we see Tee & Fuse once again. A lovely cameo that makes me want to rewatch Make It Right again. I love their dynamics. Peak and Boom have lovely chemistry, it’s so sweet. And the dumpling kiss has me grinning from ear to ear. I love the way P’Shewin inserts the wink and nod at the other series he directed. If you are long time bl fan you get the reference, but if you are a new bl fan it is still sweet to see.
Upon rewatch, I noticed how worried Fighter looks when Hwa mentions Tutor’s troubles in the car scene. He might pretend he’s annoyed by Tutor, but he longs to be closer. In episode 12 we hear that Fighter say the more he tried to distance himself from Tutor, the closer he wanted to become. And that is seen here. He doesn’t want Tutor to suffer. It leads him to make some very bad choices to try to remedy the situation because Fighter’s dad has shown him that money solves all the problems.
We have the Hwa, Fighter, Tutor and Saifah scene. Hwa is so the spoiled princess but I really like her. She’s an example of taking a trope, like the spoiled princess girlfriend, and turning it on it’s head as Janis Janister delivers such a good performance, you are completely charmed by her. In the end, I love Hwa so much in this show. She’s also a good example of a female character who achieves growth and change. By the end of the show, she’s supportive of Tutor and Fighter’s relationship. She’s kinder, and she gets her own happy ending. Day is so perfect for her. He loves her, but also tries to help her be a better person. More on that when we get to episode 8.
Fighter and Tutor fight in the car. Fighter wants to know what to get Hwa because honestly he can’t be bothered to talk to Hwa about that kind of thing. Tutor is pissed his best friends dating partner doesn’t know what she likes. When Hwa gets in the car, she knows they’ve fought. Tutor and Saifah leave. And Hwa and Fighter have words. This is a good scene. It breaks my heart for Hwa. And I see the panic in Fighter’s eyes as Hwa brings up Tutor, terrified she has come to see through him and to the heart of his feelings for Tutor. This makes him lash out at her quickly trying to take Tutor out of their conversation because he knows in his heart that it’s all about Tutor.
When Hwa tells Fighter she loves him, he looks taken aback. He’s so blind to her feelings at this point. And it’s when he starts to pull away from her. He feels guilty that she loves him because he can’t return her love. He only longs for Tutor, a forbidden wish, a hidden desire for something he knows he’ll never have. But he tries to pull back from Hwa, not realizing it’s already to late. She’s put her heart out there for him.
The Saifah and Zon elevator scene makes me smile like crazy. Where they are bumping into each other, trying to outdo each other, I can’t help but giggle. Then the girls come up to ask for a picture prompting Zon to remember his sister’s fiction. You can see he’s starting to become aware of his own attraction to Saifah because he’s more aware of the closeness in their bodies. Also I adore the way Saifah says My Zon. 🥰
We have Tutor baking montage, which is cute. I should probably call it the Saint baking scene because we all know #SaintFood is real.🐰🎂
Then we have the party and bar scene. I love that when the two of them are alone, the anger between them seems to shift into a playful atmosphere. Especially when Fighter ‘teases’ Tor, Tutor is used to it, and worries that others will see. I’m going to speculate, but I think that Tutor feels something when Fighter gets in his space. You see it in his eyes. He’s physically aware of Fighter. And I think as much as Fighter enjoys getting close up to Tutor, Tutor doesn’t hate it. He might push him back, but it’s always a half hearted attempt. And it’s always the protest that others might see and get the wrong idea. I honestly feel like had Fighter not kissed Tutor out of anger the first time, Tutor would have responded a bit before pulling away.
The smile on his face while watching Tutor do math on his fingers. It’s clearly filled with affection. He knows how he feels about Tutor. Which is why he’s sneaking glances at him when Tutor isn’t looking.
And the kiss scene. Tutor totally sees his chance to get under Fighter’s skin. He see’s that his claim seems to rattle Fighter. His revenge, finally he’s got the upper hand with his line senior. So he decides to use this as a way to get Fighter all flustered. He gets up in Fighter’s space, making Fighter panic, especially as Tutor keeps repeating that he likes guys. Fighter does the gay panic thing…..he’s terrified Tutor has seen his darkest secret and is exposing him. He is backed into a corner, and decides the only way to shut him up is to kiss him, its just his excuse to give in to his desire and kiss Tutor. He’s wanted to do it for years, but he’s using what Tutor is saying for the justification of a forceful kiss. Tutor is shocked as hell, and here the episode ends. With regret on one side and shock and anger on the other side.
Sigh, still going through it. Will try to watch 3 and 4 this week again. I love them so much. I miss them. And I am so ready for the boxset and fanmeet……
Let me know how much you miss this too, and what you think.