Picking up where episode four left off, we find Dong Joo wondering what he’s supposed to do about Soo Won as he watches her slowly walk away from the planetarium. Sadly what Dong Joo finally decides to do is just leave Soo Won be and that just irritated me to no end! There were so many opportunities for Dong Joo to reveal himself to Soo Won (and I thought the movie theater would have been as good of a place as any, especially as she was reaching out to touch his face) but no, Dong Joo decided it was best to keep his mouth shut and act like he’d never met Soo Won before their first encounter at the fire station. Thank goodness a ridiculously over-reactive Vice Principal was suddenly struck with severe abdominal pain or Soo Won may have never found out about Dylan Park’s true identity. At least after Noisy Vice Principal spills the beans, Dong Joo finally lets Soo Won touch his face and she finally realizes that the boy she’s been longing for all these years, is the jerk of a doctor that stands before her. I understand why Dong Joo has been so cold with Soo Won but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
With Dong Joo’s identity revealed, it’s only natural for Soo Won to want to know what happened all those years ago and I’m happy that Dong Joo at least obliged her on that one. I was in tears (again) as Soo Won visited Jung Hwa for the first time. I can only imagine how she must have felt, spending so many years hoping to one day be reunited with the woman who had become a surrogate mom to her, only to learn that she had passed away over a decade ago. Ugh! The feels on that one were brutal!
Speaking of brutal, I think Yoon Jae Beom is being way too harsh on Dong Joo. I understand that being plagued by a guilty conscience isn’t an easy thing to live with and that’s why Jae Beom is acting as he is but I still… If he really loves Dong Joo as much as he says he does, then what’s so bad about him and Soo Won getting back together? Yes, the fear of the truth being too much for Soo Won makes a little sense but come on! It’s not like she’s some delicate flower that’s going to wither as soon as she learns she has Jung Hwa’s eyes. I mean, let’s face it, Soo Won’s life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbow ponies so what’s one more bit of harsh news really going to do? I think Soo Won will feel grateful for being granted such a precious gift from such a precious person but what do I know, really? I’m not the scriptwriter here so I’m only speculating; I just think Soo Won is a much stronger person than her father and Dong Joo are giving her credit for.
While we’re on the subject of Jae Beom… I’m pretty much convinced he’s not a nice person at all. How can any human being willfully sacrifice one person’s life for the sake of making life easier for another? It’s not like Soo Won was in any mortal peril. She wasn’t suffering from some fatal disease, in fact, she was perfectly healthy in every way. Her only disadvantage was that she couldn’t see, which granted, isn’t ideal but it’s not the end of the world. Soo Won had been living very happily (at least since meeting Dong Joo and his family) so why go so far as to murder Jung Hwa and ruin the lives of her children, for the sake of your own selfishness? (Because wasn’t Jae Beom’s obsession with Soo Won’s eyesight really more of a pride thing for him than anything else?) This is not something Dong Joo is going to be able to forgive easily and I’m sure we’re all expecting this dark truth to come out sooner or later and cause all kinds of problems.
As nasty as Jae Beom is becoming in my eyes, I’m beginning to see Detective Kim Woo Chul in a better light. I know he has his fair share of downfalls and problems but I really think he’s been the victim of foul play. Remember that mysterious phone call that the shady dark figure received in the hospital, soon after Jung Hwa’s surgery? That in itself was enough to make me think there’s more to Jung Hwa’s accident than we’ve been led to believe and when you add to that the fact that, twelve years later, the detective that was assigned to that case is now a down and out deadbeat… Well it makes me think Detective Kim was on to something that was bigger than he realized and he lost his job because of it. The flashback into Detective Kim’s past, where his supervisor tells him to drop the case, is further proof that something fishy is behind Jung Hwa’s hit-and-run and I hope the detective gets a chance to clear his name before this is all said and done.
I have to say, I’m happy my wish for a little more character development for Teddy Seo came true. Unfortunately, it’s not as lighthearted of a story as I was hoping for but it’s provided the perfect setup for some quality bonding between a lonely Teddy and his even lonelier superior, Ki Woo Chan. I’m really hoping Teddy and the Chief, along with his son, Jin Mo, can get together to make some sort of make-shift family as I think it would be good for them all. It’s so obvious Teddy needs a family, the Chief obviously needs someone to talk to and Jin Mo could really use someone older to look up to (aside from his dad) and I think they’d make a perfect family, in their own way.
As difficult as it has been for me to watch Dong Joo be a total jerk to Soo Won, by the end of episode six, all was forgiven (at least in my book). I know it took Dong Joo’s sudden departure for the States to get him to confess his true feelings for Soo Won (and yes, he confessed in the most cowardly way possible, leaving an mp3 player full of messages for Soo Won to listen to after he’d gone) but the point is, he did finally confess. All was finally brought to light and Soo Won had enough gumption to chase after Dong Joo and make him own up to his lies and his confession before he left. Woohoo! Will anything good come from this confrontation in the airport? I’m not sure but I’m really hoping the next two episodes will not disappoint!
There’s really so much more I could talk about but I think I’ll leave the rest up to you. What do you think of Soo Won’s dad? Is he really as nasty as I’m thinking he is or is he just trying to look out for his daughter? What about Dong Joo? Is he going to live up to his confession, now that Soo Won knows the truth or is he going to try to run away? If he stays, what kinds of problems do you see arising as a result? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
You can catch up on all of my previous reviews of Angel Eyes here: