Ok I.M may be my bias in Monsta X so in this episode I was just saying ‘awhh’ quite a lot. So here’s my bias forewarning! So let’s begin with the trainee’s reactions to I.M.
Of course the meeting with I.M was just awkkkkksssssss. Like it seemed as if everyone wanted to rip his hair out for coming in as soon as Minkyun left. It probably didn’t help that Minkyun ended up leaving whilst they were meeting I.M which I thought was a little raw. How you gonna deny letting them say goodbye right after such an emotional episode? I think I.M looked like he wanted to slither onto the floor from the looks he was getting from everyone. It was funny to see Monsta X’s initial reactions the most since they will in the future debut together.
It only got worse when they all went back to the dorms and he had to move in. Everyone proper blanked him and left him on his ones. I felt so bad for him cause he was just standing there like a loner whilst everyone was pretty much talking about him. Thankfully Kihyun told him to join them in the living room but everyone pretty much left one by one. I was quite proud of Yoonho for staying and trying to at least strike up a conversation with him. It can’t have been easy for Yoonho especially since he lost Kwangji as well as the back thought of knowing he is the weakest of the rappers. So it was a nice gesture of him.
[ MISSION SUMUP] : they were split into groups whereby they got to sing with 3 top artists on each team whom produced the track. The successful group gets to release the song as well. The catch however is that voting is done by the audience of the performance. Yeah thats never a good idea since popularity, the majority of the time prevails over talent. Also the different impact the artists on each team could have as well.
The prank Genius Nochang’s Team played on Yoonho though. That is what bromance is. I actually thought it was serious you know! I was bare like Sweet Buddha; didn’t know Hyungwon had this side to him. However I understood the premis for their prank. I never actually realised how insecure Yoonho must be feeling with I.M entering the competition so that definitely helped him relax. Despite all of them having low numbers I loved that they were positive about doing well. Of course Min hyuk pointed out the obvious to us when he said that teamwork would probably bring the other team down since they had the awkward turtle that is I.M.
Thus the awkwardness was evident in their team’s meeting. Thankfully Jooheon opened up to I.M about his true feelings. Not gonna lie, I understood Jooheon’s thoughts very well. I would have probably thought the same if someone had entered the competition randomly at that time. As in that he had some background dealings. Aishhh but I.M hit me with the feels when he started tearing up. Loneliness is not a joke… trust me. I’ve experienced it a lot so I felt bad for him. However like I mentioned before I can also understand the others feelings well.
Onto the recordings both teams seemed to have flopped. Bar Jooheon and #GUN. I’m not gonna deny they weren’t on point either. No offence to Mad Clown, but I’m starting to hate him with every episode. Like I just want to backhand his glasses off his clear-skin face. I mean he’s probably an alright artist but I haven’t listened to his songs and he makes me not want to. Call me salty, whatever. Just the way he said to just cut members out. I understood where he was coming from but really? Why not just eliminate them there and then? #fool
Giriboy also needs to calm down with his swearing. But I can’t deny how cute he looks with those massive for his face glasses. Jooyoung err… still don’t know how I feel about him tbh.