This weeks episodes of Bride of the Water God were quite intense and it feels like the storyline is getting better and better with each episode and the revelations that come to light. This week Habaek also started to become a more thoughtful and empathetic character which means that leaving the realm of the humans may become more of a difficult moment for him than he initially thought!
After last weeks cliffhanger, which was far too dramatic as I thought So-ah was going to get attacked or was in imminent danger, it was revealed that Habaek was simply running towards her because he saw his divine map on the back of So-ah’s Vanuatu map pen. I thought it was quite amusing how dramatic the cliffhanger was last week compared with the outcome. As a result of finding the map Habaek and So-ah track down the missing god Joo Dong. I was expecting the earth God to be living in a lap of luxury and being just as haughty as the other God’s but he has lost his memory so he doesn’t even know that he is a god! This is quite an interesting development as it’s hinted that Hoo-ye made Joo Dong lose his memory which also links to a moment in episode 9 where Hoo-ye erases Ja-ya’s memory after she witnessed him killing flowers with his power. I feel like Hoo-ye is definitely turning into the villain of the series which is quite interesting, as he is also a sympathetic character due to the marginalisation he has received throughout his entire life as he’s not quite human and not entirely a god either.
The relationship between Habaek and So-ah is so sweet in the two episodes this week. In episode 9 they spend a day doing housework as if they are truly a real couple which was adorable to watch. Also now that Hoo-ye has expressed his interest in So-ah directly to Habaek hopefully we can see him being more protective of her and perhaps him even getting his powers back. Also, it was rather sweet when So-ah who has always convinced herself that she’s okay going around by herself realised that she indeed missed Habaek and the relief on her face when she found him waiting outside her house signalled that she is most definitely in love with him!!! Of course, the situation with their relationship is rather complicated seeing as he is a Water God and she is a human so it’s no surprise that just as things are taking a turn for the better So-ah feels like the best thing to do is to stop before either of them get their hearts broken. But it does make nevertheless the will they won’t they dynamic makes for a compelling watch, and ultimately I have fingers crossed that they will find a way to be with each other as they are such a cute couple!!👫
Other interesting moments in this weeks Bride of the Water God episodes include Hoo-ye slowly breaking down and becoming more and more dangerous especially when Bi Ryum used his powers to beat him up in a parking lot (that was a pretty cool scene with Hoo-ye being thrown around the place by an invisible force) and he nearly goes to potentially kill another god. The black smoke that comes off of him in these moments is also quite creepy and menacing and proves that his powers could be a very dangerous weapon. 😱
Also, Habaek becoming somewhat of a budding entrepreneur in episode 10 was rather amusing. He helped an old man collect cardboard and bargained for a mug by offering to model for a handmade craft stool as he didn’t have enough money to pay for the item. Naturally, Habaek encountering a coffee shop for the first time was another funny moment especially when he referred to coffee as ‘black water’, it’s cute how naive and childlike he can be one minute and aloof and self-assured the next.
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