“Big”: Episode 2 Recap
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By RaineAnd the fun has really begun with episode 2, which dropped a bit to 7.4% (AGB Nielsen National). “Big” (Starring Gong Yoo and d Lee Min-jeong) served up a pinch of mystery, a dash of angst and a whole lot of laugh-out-loud antics. We can’t forget a cup of sex humor and a vat of social commentary. It took a turn that I didn’t expect, which really makes me want episode 3, like, now.
episode 2 recap
When Kyung-big (Kyung-joon in Yoon-jae’s body) wakes up, he realizes that he’s still stuck in the wrong body. Da-ran immediately tries to drag him to the hospital so that the doctors can right the mystical comet-riding cherub babies body-swapping action. Practical Kyung-big points out that this is not a dilemma to be righted by modern medicine and refuses.
Instead, he manages to convince the panicked Da-ran to listen to his theory of what happened, using the robot figurines and two cups.
I KNEW those robots would be back! I love me some robots.
Kyung-big hypothesizes that Yoon-jae thought his body was dead and so his soul jumped into Kyung-joon’s body. So Kyung-joon had no choice but to jump into Yoon-jae’s.
Da-ran doesn’t think her Yoon-jae is the kind of person to jack another person’s body, which frustrates Kyung-big. Taking the cup with Yoon-jae’s soul, Da-ran wonders how her Yoon-jae could go into “that kind of place” to which Kyung-big angrily replies, “I hate this body!”
To cool off his frustration, Kyung-big heads to the fridge for a soda but Da-ran forbids it. Yoon-jae never drinks soda. While Kyung-joon inhabits Yoon-jae’s body, she would like him to treat the body as something precious because Yoon-jae is precious to her; he should eat healthy and dress warmly.
Then, she’s off to the hospital to check on Kyung-joon the body, but she is again intercepted by practical Kyung-big who calls his uncle instead. They discover the body has been moved to a hospital in Seoul. While they’re chatting, auntie is waving her hand over Kyung-joon’s face.
I dislike her.
After Da-ran hangs up, she frets over the fact that Kyung-big may be discovered in the house, but he informs her that he lives alone. That bit of cruel reality helps her realize that her Yoon-jae isn’t the only one suffering. She immediately wonders if he’ll be okay alone after such a traumatizing situation. The concern touches Kyung-big, but he doesn’t know how to handle it and blows her off. “You just want to be sure I take care of Yoon-jae’s body”.
When Kyung-big goes into his room, she discovers that his fridge is stocked with soda and frozen pizza. We all know what is going to happen with the junk food.
Anyway, Kyung-big wakes up the next morning and bangs his elbow on the crib/bed. He complains, in English, that this body is “too big”. Heehee. Oh, the double, triple and quadruple entendres that can be read into that statement, serious and otherwise.
But, for the first time since the body swap he is happy: this body means he doesn’t have to go to school. He has a really, really great reason to play hookey. Then, it’s time for breakfast. Da-ran has laid out a healthy meal, which he ignores and goes for the fridge. To his horror, it’s stocked with water and healthy things. Complaining that she must really be concerned over Yoon-jae, he refuses to eat it.
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