This week’s episodes of Hyde, Jekyll and I are all about struggle as Dr. Yoon struggles to accept the truth, Ha Na struggles with her feelings and Robin and Seo Jin struggle to survive. With so many conflicts to resolve, we’ve got much to discuss to let’s get to it!
Picking up where we left off last week, Ha Na finds herself making connections and drawing conclusions that really don’t make sense, at least not in her head. It’s not until Seo Jin pulls his little “stay there and watch me sleep” stunt that Ha Na finally gets the answer she’s looking for, though it’s still not an answer she’s ready to accept. I can totally understand her need to step back and think things over for a while, though her being away from the house made me insanely nervous. (I kept waiting for Dr. Yoon to jump out of nowhere and drag her off somewhere horrible but he didn’t. Whew!) While Ha Na is off contemplating things she comes to a very interesting conclusion and it’s one I think will play a crucial part as this story begins to draw to a close. Ha Na realizes that in all the time she’s known both Robin and Seo Jin, Robin has been the one to comfort her and she’s been the one to comfort Seo Jin. While this doesn’t make her decision making any easier, it does show that she’s had a connection with both sides of Seo Jin for as long as she’s known him and that’s not something she’s going to take lightly. I don’t think Ha Na is the type of person who could only accept one side of Seo Jin’s personality so when she finally agrees to give things a try with Robin, I see that as her way of accepting Seo Jin as well. Perhaps she’s not agreeing to love both sides of Seo Jin but she’s at least acknowledging the fact that you can’t take one side of this man without taking on the other as well. She knows as long as Robin is around, Seo Jin will also be around and she’s finally realized she’s okay with this. My question is, now that she knows there’s a third, horrible and nasty, personality lurking somewhere in there, is she going to be able to accept him too? I don’t think anyone wants to think about the possibility of Terry making an appearance but he’s already made his presence known. Who’s to say he won’t show up more frequently before the end?
I guess I wouldn’t be too worried about Terry’s appearance and how Robin and Seo Jin are going to survive if Dr. Yoon weren’t in the picture but he is and he’s scary. Sure, he may be all sweet and adorable when he’s got his happy face on around Ha Na but we all know that beneath the surface he’s a very messed up man. It’s becoming ever more apparent that Dr. Yoon is in need of some serious therapy. Maybe that’s why he ultimately decided to let Dr. Kang go. He was afraid she’d start trying to treat him and he couldn’t have that messing up his plans. Actually, I’m pretty sure Dr. Yoon had no intention of letting Dr. Kang escape. He seemed extremely frustrated when Terry gave way to Robin and I have a feeling he’s going to blame Ha Na for this botched up plan. If that’s the case, I’m even more afraid for Ha Na’s safety and not just because Dr. Yoon may come after her. Dr. Yoon made a very big deal about the number of times Ha Na has been hypnotized by him and he suggested himself that he may have already planted something nasty in her head. If that’s the case, what has he put there and when is that going to manifest itself? I’m sure Dr. Yoon is waiting for the perfect time to use his greatest pawn but what, exactly, is he going to have her do? It kills me to not know this, mostly because I’m afraid it’s going to be beyond awful and there’s not going to be anything anyone can do to stop it. I mean how do you fight something you don’t even know has been planted in your head? That’s why Dr. Yoon scares me so much. It’s because he has the power to manipulate people’s minds without them ever being the wiser and that’s just plain terrifying!
It’s all of this messing with people’s heads that has me worried about Seo Jin and Robin as well. I know Seo Jin has never succumb to Dr. Yoon’s hypnosis but Robin has and we saw what the result of that was! If Terry can be summoned by Dr. Yoon, he could be called upon at any time and at any place and who’s to say there will be someone there to snap Robin back to consciousness? We got lucky this week but who’s to say we’ll be so luck next time? And I’m convinced there will be a next time. If Terry is a personality created by Robin, Robin is going to have to be the one to deal with him. I don’t think is going to be easy, by any means but it’s going to have to happen and soon. I have a feeling it’s this conflict between the two sides of Robin that’s ultimately going to convince Robin that he needs to submit to Seo Jin. (If that’s even the right way to phrase this.) Robin has made it perfectly clear that he wants to survive. He wants to live and love and do everything he wants to do as his own separate individual and I can totally understand that. The problem lies in the fact that he’s not actually his own person. He’s a different part of Seo Jin and he cannot exist on his own. If Seo Jin disappears, so does Robin. I just don’t think Robin understands this. He sees Seo Jin as an obstacle in his way, someone who’s holding him back and there’s a very good chance Robin may try to take over as the dominate personality. However, even if he does manage to kick Seo Jin out, Robin’s still going to have to live as Seo Jin because the rest of the world will only ever see him as such. You can’t just take over someone’s life and expect the world to accept this other you. It’s not going to happen and Robin needs to understand this. Unfortunately, I don’t think Robin has the capacity to look very far beyond himself. He’s so absorbed in his own feelings and desires, he never stops to consider things from anyone else’s position, especially not Seo Jin’s. Robin still sees Seo Jin as a threat and that needs to change.
If Robin never gets over his own selfishness, at least we can say Seo Jin is changing and for the better. After living so many years trying to run away from his past, he’s finally beginning to not just accept it but also deal with it. Little by little, Seo Jin is coming to terms with the ghosts of his past and he’s letting the experiences mold him into a better person. In short, he’s healing and that makes my heart so happy. Seo Jin is such a tragic character and he still has so much to deal with but he’s trying and that’s what matters. It’s obvious Seo Jin still has a long way to go before he’s fully recovered but he’s on the right path and he’s got Ha Na beside him. Well, sort of anyway. I’m not sure she was quite ready to hear his rather abrupt and totally unexpected confession but now that he’s made his feelings know, at least she knows how to deal with him. Maybe? Haha. I guess this is the most confusing part of this entire drama… Trying to decide which side of Seo Jin Ha Na should end up with. Personally, I’m still rooting for Seo Jin but I guess, as is usually the case when it comes to dramas, we’re just going to have to wait and see.
So tell me, what did you think of this week’s episodes? Are you as scared of Dr. Yoon as I am? Do you think Terry will be making another appearance in the near future? Do you think Robin will attempt to take over as the main personality? Do you think things will work out well for Ha Na and Robin? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below!
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