Twenty-Five, Twenty-One, episode 14
I think this episode has to be my favorite so far. It left me with a lot of questions that I hope will get answered. But let us get on with my first impression of episode 14.
What’s with that tension in 2009? And why did they present Yu-Rim as Julia Ko from Russia in 2001? Two questions, where only one will be answered in this episode. 25 21 is amazing at balancing between unhappy and happy emotions. This episode made me both cry and laugh.
One thing that made me laugh was how bad Yi-Jin is at drinking-games. It was fun to see him suffer and being forced to take shot after shot. Then they invade his place to further drinking. And then they all just started crying. What a mess.
What made me extremely sad was how Yu-Rim’s father ended in a car accident where he’s now in need of money for a settlement. Why does she always end in these kinds of situations. But why does she always take it on her shoulders? I know her family is poor, but she shouldn’t have to move to another country for money. On the other-hand I understand her fully and I would’ve done the same for my parents, but it’s just sad.
I also want to add how honorable that Yu-Rim chose to break up with Ji-Woong when she can’t promise him anything. He has to know that if he meets someone else that he likes that he should pursue it. And what a romantic scene with Ji-Woong at the airport and her saying she has a boyfriend in Russian. I was touched by everything they said to each other, but I’m worried that it will fade over time.
I also want to say that Yi-Jin is slowly turning into Hee-Do’s mom, where news reporting becomes more important than anything else. I can see in his eyes how it kills him, but why does he do it then? He does it because he wants to reunite his family and pay their debt. And his job as a reporter pays well, but that doesn’t mean it burns him from inside.
WEDDING WITH WHO!!!???