We left off, at the end of episode two, with Dong Joo’s return to Korea, reminiscing over the brief but happy time he spent with Soo Won before he and his sister left for the U.S. Twelve years later, we find that Dong Joo has set aside his dream of becoming a firefighter to pursue a career as a doctor and Soo Won, who now has full use of her eyes after a successful transplant surgery, has become a 119 EMT, working with the fire department. I have to say, I really enjoyed how the adult versions of Dong Joo and Soo Won were introduced. Having Dong Joo, or should I say Dylan, walk into the ER off the street and start suggesting treatment for a patient was pretty entertaining. The look on the attending physicians face when he realized he had just ordered his new boss to get lost was hilarious and Dong Joo’s even temper and gentle smile just made it that much better. On the other hand, it would seem that Soo Won has become something of a spit-fire since gaining her eyesight. I’m not sure if this switch in her personality has come about because she’s finally able to assert herself or if she was always this way and we just never knew about it but either way, I find it funny. I never would have suspected Soo Won of being able to flip a guy over her shoulder but she can! (I’m so jealous!)
As funny as this brusque Soo Won is, I’m happy that the sweet Soo Won I adored so much in the first two episodes, is still present. Watching Soo Won cook to Miss Jung Hwa’s recipes was absolutely adorable and heart-breaking and I loved every minute of it. It made me wonder if I could ever leave that strong of an impression on someone, after I’m gone. (Yes, Miss Jung Hwa has become my new hero and I wanna be just like her when I grow up…) Really, it seems like anytime Soo Won is cooking for someone, whether it’s at home or at Kang Ji Woon’s house, her sweet-tempered side comes out. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that Jung Hwa instilled so much love into her recipes, it kind of seeps into Soo Won and takes her back to what could very well be, the happiest time in her life.
Speaking of Ji Woon, I knew it wouldn’t be long before Dong Joo’s rival would appear and I had the sneaking suspicion Ji Woon would be the man but I wasn’t expecting him to be such a favorite of Soo Won’s father. Having Ji Woon be such a capable surgeon, Yoon Jae Beom’s favorite and the son of one of the hospital directors means Dong Joo is going to have his work cut out for him, when it comes to winning back Soo Won’s heart. The problem for me is, I’m not exactly sure Dong Joo is willing to accept that challenge. Since finding out Soo Won is spoken for, he’s really tried to take himself out of the picture, and this is before Soo Won realizes who he really is! Good grief man! What are you thinking? I get that life goes on and you don’t want to disrupt Soo Won’s happy life but you could at least tell her who you are so she could have a little bit of closure! She wouldn’t be wearing that whistle around her neck if she didn’t still harbor some sort of feelings for you!
Moving on… It seems that Dong Joo and Soo Won’s relationship is going to get a whole lot more complicated in the future. Turns out, Dong Joo has been supported, for the past twelve years, by Soo Won’s father, Yoon Jae Beom without either Dong Joo or Soo Won knowing they shared that connection. My question is, why would Jae Beom take on such a task? I’m assuming it’s because he feels guilty because he wasn’t able to save Jung Hwa but could there be more to it than that? I’m thinking the answer to that is “yes” because it doesn’t make sense for Jae Beom to keep his relationship with Dong Joo a secret from Soo Won (and vice versa) otherwise. There was that mysterious phone call at the hospital, before Jung Hwa’s death, in episode two… Is it possible for Jae Beom to have some connection with that? It doesn’t really make sense to me, if that were to be the case but I guess this is one of those, “We’ll have to wait and see” things.
While we’re waiting for all of this melodrama to unfold, we can look to Seung Ri for some lighthearted fun which, I have a feeling, is going to be much-needed as this story progresses. I’m not afraid to admit that Seung Ri’s character, Teddy Seo, makes me smile every time he appears on-screen! A rookie EMT from Texas… Where do the writers come up with this stuff? I honestly have no idea but this is one of those times when a writer’s creativity is very much appreciated as I think Teddy Seo is absolutely fantastic! I’m really hoping we’ll get some character development for him because he’s just too cute to be left as the one-dimensional comic relief.
So what did you think of episodes three and four of Angel Eyes? Were you surprised to learn that Dr. Yoon has been taking care of Dong Joo all these years? Why do you think he decided to do that in the first place? What do you think of Soo Won? Did you expect her to fulfill Dong Joo’s childhood dreams of becoming a 119 worker? What do you think of Kang Ji Woon? What about Teddy Seo? Is he really as great as I think he is, or is that just my inner fangirl talking? I’d love to hear what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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