I really like how there’s a parallel story happening in E.U (which sorta reminds me of the affect in The Seventh Day), where something similar is happening to two different characters, but under different circumstances. One would be Kathy and her relationship with her mother, and Michael’s relationship with Elanne. In this episode, both Michael and Ron both choose their career over the woman they love. They started becoming harsh towards them and started distancing themselves. I thought it was heartbreaking for the girls…so slack!! (though they’re probably just as hurt) Yet, I think it’s because they love them, which is why they don’t want them to get involved/put them in danger/use them anymore.
For Ron- he doesn’t want to use Elanne to get close to Michael. He also wants to focus on his undercover job… For Michael though, something tells me he’s willing to use Kathy to get what he wants (after being reminded that he’s the one who killed her husband and that they can’t be together…)
After Michael.M saved Kathy from the explosion, he started avoiding her and showed no care or concern for her whatsoever. He gave the credit to Laughing, pretending he never visited her while she was still in hospital.
Kathy didn’t understand what had changed between them or what went wrong because they were always really close. She decided to confront him and ask for an explanation.
Michael told her that it’s because they’re getting close too quickly and he doesn’t want that anymore. He’s reflected what’s important to him in his life, and realises that other than family (his daughter), nothing is more important to him than his career. Kathy refused to accept the explanation as it contradicted to his previous confession of wanting her to be happy, despite no return.
Michael decided to go more extreme by insulting her that he minds being with her because she was once a prostitute. omg. SO SLACK!
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After Laughing reminds Ron about his relationship with Elanne, Ron realises he can’t go on being close with Elanne. He doesn’t want to use her, or hurt her, again.
Like Michael, Ron starts avoiding her and doesn’t answer her calls. She got really angry and frustrated and didn’t know what was wrong again. She asked him if it was because he’s getting jealous how she always praises ‘Lucky Prince’. Instead, he openly told her that he’s bored playing with her and doesn’t want to waste his time on her anymore. Elanne was really upset and wanted to turn to her other important friend- ‘Lucky Prince’ from her blog. She left Lucky Prince a message, saying she wanted to meet up with him at a park that night. Unfortunately, that ‘Lucky Prince’ would not show up as Ron would not go…That night it rained and Elanne continued to stand in the rain waiting hopeless for him. “You won’t do this to me too will you?”
Ron couldn’t help but to have a look to see if she was ok. He hid on the side and watched her from afar, but couldn’t come out T_T Why have to be so slack? ? =(