This weeks Bride of the Water God episodes gave us a glimpse into Habaek and So-ah’s histories and a few revelations came to light!
One of my favourite scenes in Episode 5 was where So-ah attempts to cook 12 side dishes, naturally, she fails as there is just too much to do and she’s not a very good cook anyway. So-ah then convinces Habaek that male chefs are really admired and shows him a few gourmet cooking programs as an example (I like her thinking 😂). As a result of watching said cooking programs for a few minutes, Habaek in stark contrast with So-ah’s cooking attempt manages to put on an exquisite Italian feast. It’s a rather amusing and cool concept that Habaek can literally become a pro at something so quickly and I look forward to what random stuff he’ll master in the coming episodes.
Having met Moo-ra and finding out a little bit about her (The duality of her character is quite interesting, at times tough but in others girlish and sympathetic) in last weeks episodes, this week we got to find out about Gong Myung’s Wind God Bi Ryum. As it turns out So-ah used to date Bi Ryum (she was completely unaware that he was a God) during college and this realisation causes her to faint, which amuses the Wind God. Bi-ryum like his other fellow Gods is rather arrogant, but I guess it’s easy to see why they are arrogant as when you have cool powers that manipulate the world around you, you’re bound to feel superior to humans. Bi-ryum also demonstrates immature behavior, it’s as if the world is a giant playground or race track which he demonstrated by forcing So-ah into his car and racing off somewhere at an insane speed. Making the gods behave like spoilt children demonstrates that for the most part they are utterly bored and have nothing better to do, which also makes sense after the revelation that Moo-ra and Bi-ryum have lost one of the three divine stones which has rendered them useless (they need all three for them to work), and the very reason why they are on earth rather than in the divine realm of the gods is to keep the stones safe!
So-Ah being a servant of the gods is literally thrown around like a rag doll, her life is risked and threatened by both Habaek and Bi-ryum to prove that Habaek can still access his divine powers. But also it’s revealed in a flash back that the contract between her ancestor and the gods means that each descendant’s only reason to live is for the benefit of the gods and that once one child is born of each generation the descendant’s spouse will abandon the family. This means then that the turmoil that So-ah has gone through involving her father’s abandonment is caused by the God’s and most likely by Habaek’s mother, the goddess of death.
In conclusion, this week’s episodes of Bride of the Water God continued building up the story and furthering the plot while exposing some truths of the past. We were taken to the divine realm a few times (albeit very briefly) in flashbacks to witness the beginning of So-ah’s ancestor’s chain of servitude to the gods and the fact that it was Habaeks mother that started it all is a little awkward and could potentially lead to some conflict between the blossoming love between So-ah and Habaek. In terms of the secondary leads, I personally think Bi-ryum is a jerk, but Moo-ra is growing on me, she’s becoming a little more multi-dimensional as a character. And I’m becoming more and more intrigued by Hoo-ye the mysterious CEO with green thumbs and an obsession with mastering humor and jokes, I’ve read on the web that he’s a demi-god so I wonder where he will fall in the story!
Also, why do all Korean drama’s (I mean most…well most that I have watched anyway) involve car crashes or people getting hit by trucks or cars? Is the driving there really that bad!! I always get nervous when characters cross or go near roads, like in The Legend of the Blue Sea where Joon Jae is reunited with his mother I was convinced one of them was going to get mowed down by a car!!
Anyway, let me know in the comments section what you thought of episodes 5 & 6 of Bride of the Water God!!
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