Earlier than we begin, please be conscious that the episode comprises cases of home, bodily and psychological abuse. ‘It is Okay to Not be Okay’ Episode 13 can be deemed as a distressing episode to watch because it portrays the very core of the trauma that Mun-yeong (Search engine optimisation Ye-ji), Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se), and Kang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) have suffered. Mun-yeong fears her mother the most in the world. Every thing that she had watched her mother do and every part that she heard her mother say had made an impression on her. This worry can be what stopped Mun-yeong in the previous from befriending Kang-tae.
Seems, she had additionally watched her father kill her mother and this confession is made by Mun-yeong’s father simply hours earlier than he dies. He additionally confesses that he had by no means blamed his daughter however was nervous that she would additionally develop up to turn into like her mother — a monster who didn’t even really feel responsible after she killed home assist who had simply joined that not too long ago. This individual is none apart from Kang-tae and Sang-tae’s mother and the butterfly lapel pin? That did belong to Mun-yeong’s mother.
Kang-tae, who knew the reality, had determined not to let Mun-yeong know as a result of he did not need her to undergo the identical ache that he had gone via. Nonetheless, life would not really go in accordance to our plan and from the starting, the episode alludes to the stunning reveal at the finish. It begins with a affected person who suffers from dissociative id dysfunction having an episode. This affected person was abused mentally and bodily by her mother and her father, who she had repeatedly requested for assist and so they had ignored her plea. They offered her to a shaman as a result of they’d thought that she was possessed, however now, the father approaches the little lady who grew up to turn into a shaman herself for a favor.
He asks her to donate her liver for him, save his life as a result of with out this transplant he might really die and this father has no qualms about asking such a favor. The reason is he’s her organic father. He makes use of his relationship with the affected person like an eraser that may delete all the issues he did in the previous. This additionally displays Mun-yeong’s place in her personal life. Whereas her mother didn’t abuse her bodily, she did abuse her daughter mentally. Mun-yeong’s father, nevertheless, left her mother to her personal gadgets when she is round her daughter till one fantastic day when he all of the sudden realizes that his spouse is a cold-blooded killer.
The episode title ‘Father of Story of Two sisters’ is also a reference to the father from Korean folklore ‘Janghwa Hongryeon jeon’ and can be a few father who ignores the abuse that’s going down beneath his nostril. Mun-yeong, whereas talking about her father’s passing, tells Kang-tae one thing heartbreaking but additionally true. She asks him why dad and mom consider that they will solely die after they apologize to their kids about all the previous sins. She additionally asks him why they suppose that the kids ought to forgive them with simply that apology — as a result of they’re on their demise mattress? What about all the harm that has festered inside the youngsters?
This can be a essential dialogue, particularly when contextualized with somebody like the affected person who was abused at residence when she was a younger lady. It’s inside this setting that we’re launched to every kind of abuse that Mun-yeong had to expertise, and it is usually inside this that Sang-tae faces his worry — butterflies. Simply as he begins to experiment with drawing butterflies, the mural that he had labored onerous on was ruined with a graffiti of the butterfly pin that’s the supply of Sang-tae’s trauma.
It’s after seeing this that Sang-tae virtually has one other episode, and he begins blurting out about the woman who killed his mother. At this second, Mun-yeong, who’s with Sang-tae and Kang-tae is shocked as a result of she remembers the lapel pin. Her mother had informed Mun-yeong that this was one in all a sort pin and that may be a reminiscence that Mun-yeong can not neglect. As the reality sinks in, Mun-yeong runs away in tears and between Sang-tae and Mun-yeong, Kang-tae is torn.
What’s really stunning is that the theories that we had had all this whereas about the head nurse has turned out to be true. The episode ended together with her driving away, carrying the butterfly pin that she had taken from Mun-yeong’s residence. She additionally hums the ‘My pricey Clementine’ track. Nonetheless, what really are the possibilities of her being Mun-yeong’s mother? Can one really bury their instincts and go so far as serving to sufferers day in and time out? What’s her story and why did she resolve to inflict extra ache on Sang-tae, Kang-tae and Mun-yeong? These are the questions that the present should reply in the final three episodes.
‘It is Okay to Not Be Okay’ initially airs on tvN on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 pm KST in South Korea and may be streamed on Netflix.