Destiny and free will might seem to be opposing ideas, however each have a component to play on this week’s episodes of “Resort Del Luna.” Even when given a alternative, Goo Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) fights to remain by Jang Man Wol’s (IU) facet — bringing her nearer and nearer to her personal destiny. As extra characters, each new and outdated, come into play, tensions are heightened as our story builds in direction of its climax. Which means extra surprises, touching moments, romance, and, in fact, comedian reduction. This week’s episodes introduced us all these feelings and extra, so listed below are 7 occasions that “Resort Del Luna” gave us emotional whiplash!
Warning: spoilers for “Resort Del Luna” Episodes 9 and 10 beneath.
1. Chan Sung the nuisance
After a little bit chat with the deity Ma Go, Chan Sung has absolutely embraced his function as Man Wol’s final nag, appearing as her conscience and pestering her so she’ll turn out to be a greater particular person — err… spirit. His tenacity is as candy as his nagging is lovely for how a lot it each annoys and touches Man Wol.
Chan Sung even goes as far as to toss a treasured medication that may take away his skill to see ghosts into a close-by pond, simply to point out Man Wol his devotion… solely to have the tender second humorously shattered by the well-intentioned water spirit he had simply rehabilitated into stated pond. Nam Da Reum’s cameo as a sulky deity simply making an attempt to do deed introduced us from tense feelings to cracking up in mere seconds. Chan Sung was making an attempt to show a degree, right here!
2. Chan Sung’s biggest concern
In change for revealing his personal insecurities, the water spirit additionally confirmed Chan Sung what he is most afraid of — and the heartbreaking reply is that he fears Man Wol’s spirit will fail to be reincarnated and disappear perpetually. Within the superbly tragic scene, we see simply how deeply Chan Sung cares for Man Wol and get a style of what a tragic ending may appear to be for the drama. Please don’t do that to us, Hong Sisters!
three. Man Wol’s jealous antics
For somebody who has tried awfully arduous to eliminate Chan Sung, Man Wol positive is reluctant to permit him to be pawned off to a different fairly lady. And this time her risk is the beautiful Jang Ji Eun (cameo by Sulli!), whose grandfather, as a ghost on the lodge, tries to set her up with Chan Sung.
Fortunately for us, Man Wol’s makes an attempt to secretly block Chan Sung from being arrange with Ji Eun not solely had been lovely but additionally led to this steamy second of closeness. Are you able to say “chemistry”?
four. The college reunion gone improper
Mi Ra (Park Yoo Na) doesn’t notice she’s introduced a serial killer into her buddies’ lives when she invitations Ji Received (David Lee) to the reunion gathering of their examine overseas crew. However we’ve seen this psychopath in motion, and his curiosity in our beloved male lead makes us extraordinarily nervous….
5. Yeon Woo’s return
Unbeknownst to her, Mi Ra additionally comes head to head with another person from her very distant previous when she crosses paths with Park Younger Soo (Lee Tae Solar), the modern-day reincarnation of Yeon Woo. We all know this in all probability received’t finish effectively, however from Younger Soo forgetting his pen in a taxi to Mi Ra pretending its ink ruined her skirt with the intention to get his cellphone quantity, this couple is so lovely that we are able to’t assist however ship them.
Much more significant than this assembly, in fact, was Man Wol’s transient encounter with the person who was like household to her of their previous lives. Although they don’t even a lot as change phrases, the truth that Younger Soo is doing effectively and the faint glimmer of recognition on his face are sufficient to carry tears to Man Wol’s eyes — in addition to ours!
6. Chan Sung’s household tragedy
“Resort Del Luna” has by no means earlier than entertained the query of what occurred to Chan Sung’s mom, however the drama took a sudden dive into this plot line by placing Chan Sung head to head along with her ghost. Tied to the human world by way of a ebook that holds footage of herself with Chan Sung, his mom continues to be ashamed that she has a son in any respect, and maintains that her household should not discover out about him.
Man Wol admits the lady into the lodge with the intention to give Chan Sung the prospect to see his mom off to the afterlife and get some closure, giving us an achingly unhappy scene for Chan Sung:
Uncooked and heartbreaking although it was, this story would have been extra impactful if it had been launched sooner than the identical episode through which it was resolved: have we ever heard Chan Sung even point out his mom earlier than? “Resort Del Luna” has given us weeks of snippets of Man Wol’s tragic previous, however it robbed Chan Sung’s character of the identical depth and emotional buildup by solely starting to ask about his personal tragedy simply minutes earlier than we got here head to head with it:
As a substitute, the plot line was launched and wrapped up shortly, and we barely bought to see Chan Sung take care of the emotional turmoil he should be feeling, which additionally would have been a beautiful alternative to make use of Yeo Jin Goo’s expertise to its full extent!
7. Chan Sung’s loyalty
The clumsy dealing with of Chan Sung’s previous factors to one of many few flaws of “Resort Del Luna”: Chan Sung is a weak male lead. This can be an unpopular opinion, however Chan Sung’s unwavering loyalty to Man Wol is not notably wholesome — in a fairly literal sense, as a result of she actively endangers him:
If the roles had been reversed, and Chan Sung had been a feminine lead hopelessly clinging to a person who’s egocentric to the purpose of placing her in danger to enact his personal revenge, would we not complain that she’s a weak character who must dump him, acquire some vanity, and rise up for herself? The drama does itself no favors by giving us little perception into Chan Sung’s emotional world aside from portraying him as merely extraordinarily kindhearted.
The counterargument, in fact, is that Chan Sung has skilled Man Wol’s previous by means of his desires, and understands firsthand how a lot she has been damage. He is aware of that there’s good inside her, and he (considerably blindly) hopes that if he helps draw it out, she’s going to do the correct factor in the long run and thereby shield him the way in which he’s defending her.
It’s a touching sentiment that may simply be the one option to save Man Wol: she was betrayed prior to now, and provided that she completely trusts Chan Sung to be there for her will she make the correct determination, the one that can put his security over her revenge, within the inevitable battle to come back. However we’re hesitant to belief that “Resort Del Luna” will give us such a contented ending, and we are able to solely hope that Chan Sung’s devotion to Man Wol doesn’t get him damage in the long run.
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At the moment watching: “Resort Del Luna” and “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung.”
All-time favourite dramas: “Scarlet Coronary heart: Goryeo,” “Goblin,” and “Hwayugi.”
Wanting ahead to: “Vagabond.”
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