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Spoilers for Healer, Episodes 15 & 16

My friends, Young-shin and Myung-hee were amazing this week, and I am delighted about what this means with the last four episodes. In the interest of time, I’m going to try to focus on just a couple things.

I love that Young-shin was able to step up and actively become part of Team Healer. I love that she was quick on her feet—a trait we’ve seen many times before—in order to distract the detectives and pull them out of the way so Jung-hoo and Ajumma could hack into the police computers. I love how, when Jung-hoo started teasing her about the crimes she had become an accessory to by distracting the police, she giggled about how much fun it was and charged straight back into the station to continue her part of the plan. Young-shin might slip up or make mistakes, but she is enthusiastic, and she has the skills she needs to be great at her job. I adored her live reporting of the arrest. Nicely done.

But perhaps the thing I loved most about Young-shin was that she not only got to call out Moon-ho and Jung-hoo on keeping really important secrets from her, but that neither of them got upset at her for her reaction or blamed her. The guys had plenty of opportunities to come clean—to trust her to be able to handle their potentially world-shattering revelations—and they didn’t. And when Young-shin was upset about their lies and their excuses and their reasons, both of them apologized and backed off. Young-shin got to process/hide on her own terms, so when she went back to each of them, it was because she wanted to, not because they wanted her to.

Myung-hee stole my heart this week. It was so satisfying for her to agree to an interview with Young-shin—something that everyone, even her, thought would be difficult for her. She was ready and willing to talk to a stranger (and, I hope, to throw a couple wrenches in Moon-shik’s political plans). The part that made me cheer, though, was when it was revealed that she not only had planted a listening device in her husband’s office, she was also feigning sleep so she could listen in on his shady conversations. *swoons* And when she heard all about the trap, she immediately called Moon-ho and passed on the information. Myung-hee is fabulous, and I adore her, and I really hope she gets to have a face-to-face confrontation with Moon-shik about what happened in 1992.

(I’m seriously dying for a Myung-hee gifset following her escalation re: doing something other than what Moon-shik wanted for her, going from reopening the window to not going to sleep so she can run her calculations to spying on him. Can anyone point me in the right direction?)

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I thought I loved Young Shin but I didn’t know how much until this scene

I absolutely love that she gets to be strong but can also be vulnerable and sad. Her emotions are messy and real. I adored when she told Healer that she was holding back wanting to be with him while also frustrated at the lies, even though she knew there was a good reason for it.

I also have a soft spot for kids talking to their parents about the stuff they’re going through. I think it means the parents did a good job creating a home filled with love and trust. But not only did she talk to her dad, she listened to his advice.

I just have so many Young-Shin feels! She’s moving up there as one of my favorite female leads (my other two at the moment are In-Ha from Pinocchio and Hye-Sung from I Hear Your Voice). No missteps for our girl! She is killing it!

Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel @ Comic Con

Michelle Rodriguez (Machete Kills), Maggie Q (Nikita), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Danai Guira (The Walking Dead) assembled to discuss being female action heroes, what it’s like to work in an industry run by men and the hazards of the job.

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/07/20/michelle-rodriguez-katee-sackhoff-comic-con/

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Maybe she managed to hide herself… She survived Crastor, and he was the worst shit I’ve ever met. She survived the long march to the Wall. She survived a White Walker for fuck’s sake!
She might have got out.
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~Men of the Night’s Watch talking about Gilly’s odds of surviving the wildling sack of Mole’s Town.

For some reason this little talk the guys at Castle Black (which is turning into the zombie movie wrapped inside the fantasy film that is Game of Thrones) made me really happy.

Maybe because it’s one of the only times I recall the men in the show discussing a woman that didn’t involve sex. Not just that, but acknowledging that Gilly, soft spoken as she is, is tough as nails and resourceful.

Or maybe it was because it shut up Sam, who was busy making the probable death of a very nice girl and her infant son at the hands of cannibals all about him, and how he felt responsible.

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Pink Stops Show To Comfort Crying Child

Rocker/popster Pink may come off as one tough cookie, but it turns out the singer has an endearing soft side when it comes to her youngest fans. At her show in Philadelphia Sunday night, the singer stopped her set to comfort a little girl crying in the audience.

Pink, who was in the middle of a song, noticed the distraught child, and told her guitar player to “hold on a second.”

She called out: “Is everything okay right here? Is this little girl all right?”

Turns out the child was upset by a fight in the crowd. “Y’all are fighting around a little girl?” Pink—who is the mother of a nearly 2-year-old daughter—said incredulously.

She then walked to the edge of the stage, and offered the girl a stuffed frog toy and a Rice Krispy treat, telling her “you look beautiful!” Awww.

The youngster was too shy to come up and get the goodies, but those in front handed them back to her, to much cheers from the audience. See for yourselves:

Source: http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/pink-stops-show-comfort-crying-child-194304797.html

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"What I was excited about is with B[eyoncé], I had no ego. Neither of us had an ego. It wasn’t about competition. It was about, like, ‘Man let’s give the world what they want. Let’s do a real girl-power collaboration where we support one another.’ I said, ‘I want to do you in your video, and I want to tribute you. I want to dress up like you’. And Hype Williams … was so excited. He was like, ‘Gaga I want no makeup on your face.’ It was really stripped down — real Beyoncé hair, and we wore the same outfit in the video, and I [paid tribute to] her. […] I wanted to [work with her] because this was an era for her in her career where she defined herself aesthetically. And that should be applauded that a woman did that. She’s so great at what she does."

           - Lady Gaga on working with Beyoncé on Video Phone

"I always admired her work… so I had the idea at the Billboard Awards to put her on Video Phone. So I called her on the phone […] And she was so so sweet and we really had a great chemistry. So she went into the studio on her only few days off and she recorded the song, she wrote her verse. And she came to the video shoot and learned the choreography, which I didn’t even expect her to put so much time into it, but she said ‘I want this to be an event’.” 

           - Beyoncé on working with Lady Gaga on Video Phone