That is why it is all behind the jump!
I love the fact that Baksa and Soo-min kissed at the end of Episode 9, and I love the fact that they continued this scene at the beginning of Episode 10. I love that they showed them having s*x. Isn’t it usually there is a kiss, and what follows is people pretending it didn’t happen and we didn’t mean it?
They didn’t play it as a cliffhanger. This is unusual for many reasons, as the s*x between them was not the end game. Usually, this happens between an OTP who we have spent weeks or months with as they circled closer and closer. Only after falling in love, and then, after marriage, we see that they now have three children so they must have had s*x off screen at some point. HA! Rather than having a series of episodes where the ultimate goal was this coupling, or starting the drama with a one-night-stand-s*x-as-hijinks as the core set-up for an entire series, this event adds another layer and allows us to learn more about the characters. It also changes the direction of where the they are going inside the story.
Heartless City gives us troubled, wounded characters who live dangerously in a world of confusing loyalties. We never know exactly who everyone is, and whose side he/she is on. Somehow, despite this, we know how everyone feels. For the most part, we know it even if the characters remain blind to it themselves.
He was lonely and frustrated. He needed to be himself for a moment. He needed comfort. It started out with him reaching for her, and Soo-min responding in kind.
What we see next, back at Noonah’s, happened for the same reasons. It was beautiful beautiful to see how they connected. I wonder how long Baksa has wanted to be touched and to touch someone else in a non-threatening way. The acting and choreography were breathtaking. It was hot and steamy, too. Nicely done, Show.
Later after returning to his senses, and putting back on his suit of armor, Baksa determines that what happened was a mistake, and that he has to erase it from everyone’s memory. No problem. Simply by leaving her cash, he hopes to make this night of passion between them meaningless and make it a business transaction. Like magic – feelings be GONE! Only it doesn’t work like that. As he walks away down the hall from her room, does he regret the night, or does he regret leaving the hurtful tip?
Certainly it was a mistake. A HUGE one. How can this undercover man show such weakness? How did he allow himself be vulnerable? How could he bring this girl into his world? Look what happened to Cutie Soo and Cutie Soo’s woman? Not only is he setting himself up for disaster, but Soo-min as well. That is why I LOVE THIS SHOW!
This is reality for human beings living in this world. People are attracted to people that the Rules say they must stay away from. They are married to someone else, the wrong gender, the wrong color, the wrong religion, whatever. Problem is the force that drives humans to keep the species on this earth is mighty. It doesn’t know the Rules and folks often risk everything for one moment of release. One night of passion. It’s messy and weak people do it and some may think it is wrong, but I tend to be more forgiving.
Problem is this force that wants so badly to create tends to destroy with equal measure. Sharing this intimate act, being completely bare before another human is, well, embarrassing, for lack of a better word. Then add to that what happens if anyone else finds out. We all know the consequences. Best friends separate. Marriages end. People lose jobs. Two people who may have been friendly never talk to each other again.
In this story, she loves another, and his heart belongs to the memory of the dead cop? Noonah? His job? Nobody? What the hell are they going to do now? I can’t wait to see!