Thank you for your lovely comment :-)! I really hope that the writer won’t change her mind and wil go with the HN&HM ship as the end game since the first 5 episodes really suggest that they are the OTP. However, the preview of episode 5 made my HM&HN shipper heart cry - there is another kiss for the HN&SK ship. HN ending up with SK feels wrong because he is only a fantasy and illusion for her, a man she barely knows, while SK has only a vague, brief memory of her. So it’s impossible for me to imagine that they’d end up together and have functional and believable relationship. On the other hand, there is already the much needed buildup for HN and HM - just look how they bickered in episode 5!
I’m writing this with the presumption that HM&HN are really the OTP because if they are NOT then I’ll probably send a threatening letter to tvN. This is just my predictions and speculations:
Well, I certainly hope that HM and HN will have some swoonworthy and hot moments (who wouldn’t want to see HN grabbing HM’s butt for change, right ;-)?) since so far the drama hasn’t hold back on the skinship and the kisses. I’m truly obssesed with HN&HM because I’m already counting how many times HM has hold her hand and I need some hot smooches between them and pronto! About that “bubble” scene at the beginning of episode 1 - I’m sure that the hand belongs to a double for sure so the viewers couldn’t guess beforehand(they did the same thing in YWCFTS) - I checked and it definitely doesn’t belong to OJW nor to SJR since neither of them has such impossibly long and slender fingernails.
About HM and HN getting together - well, I guess we can expect them somewhere between episode 10-12. It will be interesting to watch how HM will learn about HN being mermaid and his reaction to it and how he will deal with it. I suspect he will become the next person to learn. I’m really curious whether he’ll learn before falling in love with her or after that. I’m pretty sure that HM will be the first one to fall for her and he will suffer and struggle with the fact that the woman he loves is again “in love” with SK. He’s known that HN has had feelings for SK from the day one. I suspect that after HM learns that HN’s fate is to turn into bubbles if she doesn’t find true love when the time is up, he will go on a noble idiotic mission of epic proportion to save her(playing cupid for her and SK despite his heart breaking into million pieces), because he will think that SK is the only one to save her from “dying”. Then, there will come a point when HN will realise she loves him, too, and HM will have that “light bulb - YWCFTS - the most selifsh thing I can do to you” moment when he will realise there is no point to torment them both and they will decide to spend the remaining days together - living their life to the fullest and living each second like it was their last. I really love this kdrama trope where the OTP has a time limit for their time together, because it makes you realise your priorities and what is the most important thing in your life. I really hope to see them kissing and hugging and cuddling and sleeping together in each other’s embrace and most importantly an epic bed scene! Please, kdrama gods, don’t disappoint me!
Thank you again for your message and write again soon :-)