“My future? My dreams? Yes, I suppose I did have those things at one time. And right now, I’m paying the price of having a dream that was too big to handle.”
– Yoon So-ah, Bride of the Water God episode 6
A Deity’s Promise
A promise is a promise and should not be broken. That’s what was running through my mind while watching this episode. We were given some details on what lead to Yoon So-ah’s (Shin Se-kyung) fate of servitude to the Realm. Her ancestors made a sin thousands of years ago. It should be that simple but the thing is So-ah came from the Yoon and Kang families. So why did she end up being the god’s servant when it should be a descendant of the Shin clan? I’m placing my bet that Hoo Ye (Im Joo-hwan) is somehow involved in this storyline. This is still a mystery to be solved and a plotline that intrigued me.
On the other hand, the current god of the Water Country made a vow to protect So-ah after Bi Ryeom (Gong Myung) “bullied” her. It’s a promise that deeply touched So-ah. Although she still has problems on expressing she likes being with Ha Baek (Nam Joo-hyuk). I also think this is a good progress for both of them and somehow showed that Ha Baek starting care about people around him.
The Lost Stones
Moo Ra (Krystal Jung) and Bi Ryeom were not totally on the antagonist side. It was revealed they lost the god stones and lied to Ha Baek to avoid his wrath. After all, they grew up with Ha Baek and knew how he would react. Now, I wonder if they would be Ha Baek’s ally on finding those stones or not.
The Second Couples
After all those fantasy plotlines, it was a relief to see some progress to lives of minor characters.
When I first saw Shin Ja-ya (Bae Noo-ri), I really wanted to pull all hair out because of that very immature and it-only-happens-in-drama incident with So-ah during their reunion but she is making me laugh with her childish antics on recent episodes. I kind of predicted this couple already when Secretary Min (Song Won-geun) called her and asked for his handkerchief but seeing them interact in person was so fun to watch.
I’ve been fond of Nam Soo-ri (Park Kyu-sun) since first episode because of his unwavering loyalty to the water deity so I’m happy to see (even if it was really short) that he could have a potential couple with So-ah’s best friend, Jo Yeom-mi (Choi Woo-ri).
An Easy Fall
I probably underestimated So-ah’s loneliness because she suddenly revealed she held on too much on Ha Baek’s promise. Their confrontation, in the end, was surprising for me as it showed So-ah getting attach to Ha Baek already. I mean it was bound to happen. I was just surprised it happened this early. Or maybe I shouldn’t have because they already went through two almost fatal tests.
Maknae’s Episode Verdict
I think I’m finding the supernatural plotlines more intriguing than main couple itself. Don’t get me wrong I still like the individual progress on So-ah and Ha Baek’s character arcs but I’m not yet sold on them as a couple. Maybe I’m just craving for one swoon-giving scene from this drama. Or maybe they shouldn’t make that too-close-selca scene like a smartphone commercial. Urgh, the product placement ruined it.
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