There was a lot more back and forth between “Is she Seung Hee or is she Jae Hee?” this week and I can honestly just about the time I’m sure of who she is, there is another twist with the character and then I’m confused all over again. In my opinion, this signals an amazing drama! I’m impressed… Let’s get into this week’s happenings.
Finally, Choi Byung Cheol confesses to Park Hoon why his father was sent to North Korea. He arrives and Hoon’s office to explain the situation around the malpractice suit his father was championing against Myung Woo Hospital. The hospital needed him to disappear and, then assemblyman, Jang needed a cardiologist to send North to prevent the war. Although Hoon has his moments of anger, Dr Choi provides answers to help Hoon including details of the family involved in the lawsuit. Although the parents died, the son who was left behind was adopted by an American Family. Dr. Choi also tells Hoon that he is searching for him…
It was truly difficult to watch Hoon’s emotions through the scene. Sadness to anger to grieving… It was just to see just how much all of this has affected Hoon during his relatively-short life. Hoon still holds a huge amount of guilt for everything he has had to do to survive in the past. We’ve seen that he was ordered to kill people for the benefit of others, or just because someone wanted that person dead. His father died to try and help give Hoon a way out of the North. That is a lot for one person to carry all on their own.
The contest is finally underway are both teams race to safe the twin babies from last week. As things start to get more competitive, we learn the boy Dr. Choi is searching for is actually Jae Joon, which I actually did not see coming! It actually makes Jae Joon’s story make more sense though because he clearly wants to take Myung Woo hospital down. Although he actually says that he wants to be in charge, he clearly has ill intentions and I think if the whole story becomes clear, Jae Joon and Hoon may team up to take Prime Minister Jang and the hospital down for ruining their lives.
There were moments of love triangle jealousy when Jae Joon saw Hoon holding Soo Hyun. I’m not entirely sure it was innocent, but she did ask Hoon for help learning the procedure and he was walking her through it with his visualizing technique. There seemed to be a little more there than Hoon will admit and it was certainly enough to make Jae Joon angry because another man was moving in on his territory. I’m still not sure if Jae Joon actually like Soo Hyun or if he’s worried that Hoon will ruin his plans by pulling her away from him but it’ll be interesting to watch.
Hoon also takes on Prime Minister Jang as they meet again for the first time since he was a child. Although I tend to avoid conflict, the punch Hoon deals out on Jang didn’t seem like enough to me. I wanted more… and I got it through the conversation they had afterwards. Hoon warns Jang that he better hope he doesn’t win the contest because he will stab a hole straight through his heart.
There has been a lot of flip-flopping on which doctor they want to perform the operation on the Prime Minister. At first the plan was Hoon, now it’s Jae Joon. After the decision is changed, Jang’s bodyguard (who we loving call ‘glasses’) informs the two North Korean agents, Seung Hee and General Cha, then proceeds to pull a gun on Seung Hee.
There is so much more to this conspiracy than I can handle sometimes. Is Seung Hee really Jae Hee? Why did the Prime Minister change his decision? Will Hoon and Jae Joon save the babies? Will they end up teaming up to take the hospital down? Who will Soo Hyun end up with? Tell me what you think in the comments below or tweet @Hallyu_Tanya!
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