A good watch!
Following last episode’s revelation that Eun Tak can actually see the sword, Shin goes into a panic mode because he thinks he’s going to die. Eun Tak gets a new suite, becomes sad because she doesn’t see Shin and in the mean time, Deok Hwa takes care of her. Grim Reaper continues to think of Sunny, but doesn’t go to see her. Eun Tak’s evil aunt and counsins land themselves in a police station with stolen gold bars but have no memories of Eun Tak’s name or their old address. This is their punishment! And is this the last time we will see of them?
I loved the interlude of Shin sending an old man off to his afterlife, instead of Yeo doing his usual job. This is because the old man was the boy Shin saved so many years ago (of which the scene we watched right at the start of Episode 1) and Shin was touched because this boy really changed his life by himself. While others who received the bread from Shin just stay in that moment of miracle and hope for more bread, this boy worked hard to become a lawyer and helped many others. At the end, the old man moves off to a beautiful afterlife. Nice story!
Anyway, Shin gets summoned by a very angry and bitter Eun Tak, brings her out and gets drunk on two cans of beer. He incidentally tells her that she has the ability to remove his sword and causes trouble because he makes flowers bloom when he’s happy. And who hears of flowers blooming in autumn? Ghosts play a prank on the girl bullying Eun Tak and later Goblin brings Eun Tak to Quebec for a treat. At the end, he watches her and feels his heart thumping between the skies and the ground. “This is my first love.”
I don’t particularly have a problem with the age gap between Eun Tak and Shin. After all, if you really want to be technical about it, isn’t he like 920 years older than her? What I do have a problem with however, is how Eun Tak is portrayed sometimes. Although she’s a chirpy, lively girl, I feel like sometimes the portrayal veers off into a childish, immature, whining girl – and then that becomes worrying because you wonder what Shin sees in her. The character of Eun Tak hasn’t really grown on me and I have a feeling it wouldn’t, unless the drama does something different with the characterisation. She’s always asking for things – for example, in this episode, she wants to know why she doesn’t have powers since she’s the Goblin’s Bride. She’s always unhappy and talking about how hard her life is. While it was certainly hard, I’m sure it could be done in a more relatable, less self-pitying manner. Maybe it’s only because we are only 4 episodes in, so this is supposed to be a set-up for future development. I really hope so! Otherwise, Eun Tak will ironically be my least favourite character out of the four.
Speaking of which, I am very eager to watch Grim and Sunny build their relationship. It is my guess that Grim is the reincarnation of the king and I loved how the hints are so tastefully done. From how Shin casually, sarcastically asked if he was a king before, to how Sunny prefers a king on a horse rather than a prince on a horse. I just wonder why his reincarnation’s character is so different from the ancient self, but I aint complaining!
Also, every time the couple veers into Quebec City, I just feel so excited because I can recognise every single street they have been to. But I also feel so agitated because the fall colours make me think that they must have filmed this just a few months ago (when I was there). Why did I not run into them?? *Every fangirl’s dream* Are there any Canadians watching this right now? How do you feel hahaha?
In the next episode, Eun Tak will be/will attempt to draw the sword out from Shin. Can’t wait to see what happens!