Sensory Couple Episodes 9 & 10: Adorable, yet panic-Inducing
Sensors, are your super senses tingling? Has your Adorbsmeter gone off the charts? Or are you feeling more panicky by the events that have brought the evil villain this close to finding and destroying his nemesis? Join Marakeshsparrow, Firnlambe, and me, Cici, as we delve into the latest developments in episodes 9-10 of Sensory Couple.
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Marakeshsparrow: I seriously don’t know how I feel about these two episodes! They were like an emotional rollercoaster for me. One moment I was practically swooning from the cuteness between Moo Gak and Cho Rim and the next I was biting my nails on the edge of my seat. Back and forth for two hours! Whoo! //exhausted//
Cici: I was right there with you. I LOVED the scenes where Moo Gak finally made his feelings for Cho Rim clear. But the scenes where Moo Gak and Cho Rim came so close to figuring out her past and nailing the murderer had me screaming at the screen in frustration. And all the while clever Murder Chef was piecing things together just one step ahead of them.
Firnlambe: I disapprove of the Major SLS catalyst vibes I was getting off Murder Chef. Not cool writers . . . not cool. Keep him as the smexy Murder Chef only please . . . you know the one we can only look at but not touch, ‘cuz otherwise we’d DIE!! //ahem// Other than those odd vibes I thought the show did a superb job of balancing the adorable-ness and the intense feelz.
Cici: Yes, well . . . sorry. I got distracted there for a second. So I have this weird theory about Murder Chef, brought on by Lieutenant Yeom’s interview. It would not be too far-fetched to assume that he murdered his adoptive parents, right? What if they had actually been abusive, and caused the traumatic brain injury that in turn caused his prosopagnosia. Then once they are out of the picture, he goes back to Korea to find his biological parents and take out revenge on them for putting him up for adoption and bringing him all that pain. They are actually Cho Rim’s parents, and they try to explain that they innocently lost him when he was three and had been looking for him all this time. However, he refuses to accept their story and murders them. Cho Rim witnesses the murder, so he is about to murder her as well, when she escapes. In short, Murder Chef is her brother. Shades of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia but with an evil twist.
Marakeshsparrow: That was something that came to my mind too! Especially after the detectives established that the killer knew all his victims well. I still wonder about the other seemingly unrelated people he killed in the past too though. There must be some sort of thread that ties them all together.
Firnlambe: Two things--1st. I approve of the Star Wars reference. 2nd. I never even considered the possibility that Cho Rim’s parents could be Murder Chef’s biological parents. Though I did have the thought cross my mind that he killed his adoptive ones. It makes sense, though I hope that’s not the case. I’d rather Cho Rim’s parents had befriended him while he was learning the local Jeju cuisine and he grew attached to them that way instead.
Marakeshsparrow: While we’re on the subject of Murder Chef, I have to say--whatever his traumatic past may be, he is one crazy piece of work now! I was so certain he was caught, that the police had him red-handed (and I have to say that scene where they come to get his DNA was played perfectly), but then when it’s revealed it was never his DNA to begin with and they showed Chef cutting himself to match the wound they expected him to have . . . my jaw dropped. I can’t believe he did that just to mess with them! I mean, I guess I can believe it, but it still blows my mind. He’s a wicked evil genius.
Cici: He’s a darn lucky evil genius. The fact that an arsonist just happened to be in the building when Moo Gak entered, and that he ran away and injured his arm when Moo Gak chased him . . . that was just a little far-fetched. Not unbelievable, but really, what are the chances? I have to admit that when the runner caught his arm on the rebar and injured himself, I had a fleeting thought that Murder Chef would never hurt himself that way. He’s so aware of every move he makes. But to deliberately injure himself just to make sure that they would accuse him was brilliant. ‘Cause like he said, they have already accused him falsely twice, and he won’t be so kind if it happens a third time!
Firnlambe: I just hope we have more and more adorable scenes to balance out all these intense moments Murder Chef has been bringing out (and the future ones we’re sure to get now that Cho Rim basically has her memories back). I absolutely LOVED all the moments Moo Gak and Cho Rim had . . . particularly their little “sleepover” session. That was simply classic.
Cici: My favorite part was when she “dreamed” that whole back hug scene. I totally fell for it. And then when he dreamed that whole “I just want to sleep here like this till morning” scene, those clever writers had me completely fooled again. I was laughing so hard!
Marakeshsparrow: Waaah! There were so many cute moments in these episodes! But I’d have to say, without a doubt, my favorite was when Moo Gak started getting some feeling back. I was dying when she kept smacking him on the head to see if he could feel and then he asked her to test if the feeling had come back in his lips. OMG. Yes, please. //dies a little inside//
Firnlambe: I think every fan girl and fan boy died a little bit inside during that scene . . . there should be a rule against how adorable one can legally be from across the Internet.
Cici: Even when Cho Rim was complaining to Lieutenant Yeom about how Moo Gak is always telling her not to do this, not to do that--that little tongue stick-out was adorable. Way too cute. But that brings me to a major question I had about these episodes. If Lieutenant Yeom has figured out who Cho Rim is, why is she deliberately blocking Cho Rim from finding out about her parents and her past?
Cici: Is she jealous over Moo Gak and doing it out of spite, or does she just want all the glory for finding the murderer herself? And is the barcode murderer somehow related to her own father’s death?
Marakeshsparrow: Now that she knows for a fact that her sunbae, Detective Oh, has been protecting Oh Cho Rim/Choi Eun Seol, I think she feels like keeping her knowledge a secret is another way of continuing to protect her. I also think she sees how happy Cho Rim and Moo Gak seem and knows the truth will possibly hurt their happiness. I don’t think she plans to keep it a secret forever, but is probably trying to find a smart way to handle the information. Lieutenant Yeom seems like a pretty sharp lady! I’m hoping she doesn’t disappoint me now.
Firnlambe: (･ω･)ﾉI second that statement. I feel like she isn’t hiding the truth out of spite, but more out of necessity. Both Moo Gak and Cho Rim have proven themselves to be more likely to jump into action before thinking things through--which is something the case can’t afford at this point in time.
Cici: Oh, I hope you are both right! I really love how smart and thorough Lieutenant Yeom is. And I loved how she absolutely would not back down in that interview with Murder Chef about his past.
Cici: So I’m hoping the weird vibe I’m getting from her these last few episodes is just a case of her seeing all the ways things could go wrong if the information she has uncovered gets out too soon. Now if only she could have prevented those two terrible coincidences...Choi Eun Seol/Oh Cho Rim’s former classmate recognizing her in front of Murder Chef and Cho Rim getting caught finding Doc’s apology in the creepy basement. Have I ever mentioned I hate cliffhangers?
Marakeshsparrow: The end of episode 10 is killing me! I am pleasantly surprised that it didn’t go exactly as I was expecting and Cho Rim was the one to discover the letter, but now that Murder Chef has snuck up on her and seen the letter in her hand, I feel like it’s all over. How is she going to hide that letter from him? I mean the drama will probably find a way to make it happen, but I really can’t imagine how. On a side note, I’m super confused by the layout of Murder Chef’s mansion/dungeon. And he just let Cho Rim go into his library? Where he keeps his death books? She just took an open elevator to get there . . . I would have thought he’d be more secretive about it.
Firnlambe: //sigh// I keep telling everyone who’ll listen it’s that damn Joseon Black Magic. Clearly Murder Chef has been able to warp the fabric of space and time in his home to fit his murder needs.
Cici: I have the sinking feeling that Cho Rim is about to disappear into the white dungeon. My only hope for her rescue is that Moo Gak has already discovered the observation screen hidden behind Murder Chef’s clothes, and will just maybe be back to investigate it. Then he can rescue her, capture the evil murderer once and for all, and he and Cho Rim can live happily ever after.
Firnlambe: I disapprove of Murder Shrek placing Donkey in the white dungeon, I don’t care if her Dragon will come and save the day eventually . . . that means the end of any and all adorable scenes between them.
Cici: Ahem... Don’t worry, the big reveal where Moo Gak finds out who Cho Rim really is won’t happen till episode 13, remember?
Marakeshsparrow: But Donkey may be Murder Shrek’s sister! Wahahaha! I’m waiting for that reveal. Now that you brought it up, Cici, I’m thinking it’s inevitable that Cho Rim ends up in the white dungeon. But it probably won’t happen for a few more episodes, so I think we’ve still got a few good cute moments to look forward to.
So, Sensors, how are you feeling? Is Cho Rim doomed to wind up in Murder Chef's white dungeon, or will she find a clever way to escape? Will she finally remember her tragic past? And will the adorable relationship she has formed with Moo Gak be able to withstand this new information? Make sure to add your reactions and predictions in the comments below. And don't forget to vote in our poll:
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