Zombie: So the beans have been spilled and the whole world knows that Seung Hee and Jae Hee are one and the same and all I can say is… FINALLY! Now that we’ve gotten that big mystery cleared up we can finally move on with the rest of the story! (And there was much rejoicing… At least on my part…)
Tanya: I’m happy Hoon finally knows so that a portion of the torment has ended. She has still proven herself to be completely evil and I’m 100% going with my theory that she’s been in on this since she was a little girl. There were greater plans working when those two conveniently met as children.
Zombie: I’m completely agreeing with you on this one! I think Jae Hee has been acting as a spy on Hoon for years and I’m really ready for him to know the truth so he can move on. There’s a very needy Dr. Oh who’s falling hard for him and he’d be much better off spending his time falling for her than pining for the evil Jae Hee.
Tanya: I think he’ll figure it out in short order, although he may not want to face the actual reality of it. It’s going to take her doing something drastic to make him give up, as we’ve seen. I’m anticipating what that event is actually…
Zombie: There are so many ways this could go. I am hoping that they don’t drag this painful, reunited relationship out too much longer. I know Hoon is happy but the longer they’re together under this guise, the more awful it’s going to be for him when the truth is revealed. I cringe just thinking about it!
Tanya: Well Hoon has proven that even though he’s broken, he’s very strong. Let’s talk about Jae Joon. He actually got down on his knees to beg for forgiveness. He’s either caving or so determined that he’s willing to suffer anything to reach his ultimate goal. I’m leaning towards the latter.
Zombie: So am I. I don’t believe for a second that he’s actually humbling himself because he’s truly sorry. He’s simply so desperate to take down the hospital the he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. There was no remorse in his actions, simply an overwhelming determination to make the man before him suffer in the worst way possible. I’m kinda hoping he and Hoon will figure out, sooner rather than later, that they’re both interested in revenge. I can only imagine how effective they’d be if they worked together… It’s almost scary to think about!
Tanya: They can both be truly wrathful if they choose to be. It will probably be a terrible, but brilliant, thing.
Zombie: True. I do have to wonder if they’ll ever figure out they’re actually on the same side. I think that, at the moment, they’re too caught up in other things to even consider the other’s position. Something pretty major would have to happen for them to realize they’re on the same side. Of course, Jae Hee’s betrayal might do the trick. I suppose this is just another one of those times when we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, I have to say, I’m pretty frustrated with Hoon’s tunnel vision. He’s so caught up in finding Jae Hee and protecting Jae Hee and running away with Jae Hee that’s he’s kind of forgotten how to use his brain. He has to realize that there’s more going on than his simple search for Jae Hee. Has he ever stopped to question why Jae Hee has suddenly appeared, or why she’s conveniently working at the same hospital he is, or how she managed to escape Cha Jin Soo unscathed? Shouldn’t some sort of light bulb go on and warn him that there’s more going on than a coincidental reunion?
Tanya: I think that light bulb is on… It’s just energy-efficient and very dim. I know that he has to have his suspicions. She was in a prison camp. People don’t just magically get out of those. Further, Chang Yi’s mother did say that she saw her die, but that obviously was how they played to get her out of there in front of other people. There’s just too many things. He has to know somewhere in there. I think right now is just the high of finding her.
Zombie: I’m pretty sure he knows as well. Why else would he treat Chang Yi so harshly? She was simply pointing out the obvious and Hoon clearly didn’t want to hear it so he lashed out at her pretty harshly. Poor girl! She loves Hoon so much and he’s never going to see her as anything but a friend and not even as that right now.
Tanya: The irresistible Hoon. Jae Hee, Soo Hyun, and Chang Yi…. and probably 500 won girl in a sweet way. Plus all those nurses. He’s just stringing them all along. Okay, not really, but there are way too many possibilities here and we need to whittle some down. As do the writers for that matter. Zombie analysis, go!
Zombie: Mission Accepted! First, Jae Hee… She’s going to be a total disappointment to Hoon eventually and he’s going to drop her like a bad habit. (Though I honestly think the only way he’s going to ever truly get over her is to see her die right in front of him. Not that I would mind…) Second, Chang Yi… She’s the obvious best friend/little sister who is going to have a crush on Hoon and he’s never going to give her the time of day. As the voice of reason for him, she can’t disappear but it would be nice if she had a chance to confess to Hoon and he could let her down as gently as possible. Third, Soo Hyun… Seeing as how she’s the only person in this story who isn’t after Hoon for anything other than genuine friendship and affection, I’m voting that she eventually wins his heart. Of course she first has to realize that what she feels for Hoon is more than just friendship (which she will… eventually) and then Hoon has to get over Jae Hee (which is going to take a miracle) but I think these can both happen and we’ll have this love story wrapped up nicely by the end… Or I’m hoping anyway. As for the rest… They’re really just one of the millions of fangirls drooling over Hoon at the moment. There’s never any hope for any of them/us but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream…
Tanya: Analysis complete! All true. I’m still voting that by some twist Hoon has to kill Jae hee himself. That way he’s knows it’s actually done and she’s actually gone, but I guess I’m a little messed up like that? There would be no lingering feelings left at that point though. He would never have to wonder. I’m still thinking Soo Hyun is it too… but I may swear off k-dramas all together is Jae Hee magically becomes good and does the “Hoon, help me atone for all of my evil! I really want to be an angel now!” because life doesn’t work like that. Or shouldn’t anyway. She has been so involved that she just needs to go.
Zombie: Oh my goodness! If that happens I’m seriously going to be flipping some tables! I’m convinced Jae Hee is evil and she needs to STAY THAT WAY! Sorry, just the very idea of Jae Hee being good makes me frustrated. Sometimes bad guys need to stay bad! We need someone to hate!
So, dear readers, what are your thoughts on this week’s Doctor Stranger episodes? Is Jae Hee truly evil or will she pull an eleventh hour switch? Who do you want Hoon to end up with? Will Jae Joon and Hoon ever figure out that they have the same goal? Do you think they’ll ever work together to bring down the hospital? As always, we’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave us a comment below!
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