Things are certainly taking an interesting turn as this crazy story continues to unfold and I have to say, I’m liking where this is headed. Of course I’m a bit nervous that things will far apart before the end but for the moment, I’m celebrating with Ji Sook over her small triumphs.
We left off last week, wondering whether or not Min Woo was going to get the sack. Led like a lamb to the slaughter, Suk Hoon had brought Min Woo to a very crucial moment and had Eun Ha not stepped in when she did, her husband would have been removed from his position and most likely locked up in a mental institution. However, Eun Ha did step in, with a rock-solid alibi and not only saved Min Woo from certain dismissal from the company but also threw a giant monkey wrench in Suk Hoon’s plans.
Of course that leaves Suk Hoon furious and he’s more than ready to take down Ji Sook but she’s done her homework and is more than prepared with Suk Hoon comes to threaten her. Handing him a USB that contains a perfectly clear video of Suk Hoon murdering Kim Jung Tae, Ji Sook demands Suk Hoon unfreeze all of Eun Ha’s accounts and once he sees what’s on that USB, he has no choice but to comply. With a seemingly endless supply of money at her disposal, Eun Ha pays off her family’s debt, treats her former co-workers to an amazing lunch and does all she can to ease the suffering of those around her who are seen as lesser beings by those she now calls family. However, there’s more to going on here than a few simple acts of kindness. When Ji Sook said she was going to become Eun Ha, she really meant it. After countless hours of study, Ji Sook has finally come to understand who Eun Ha was as well as what her relationship with Suk Hoon had been and that has made all the difference.
Now that Ji Sook better understands Suk Hoon’s plans and how Eun Ha fit into them, she can begin to work on unraveling them and it all starts with saving Min Woo. Her first step was, obviously, to keep Min Woo firmly planted in his position at work, which she did. Her second step was to help Min Woo understand that he’s been duped and drugged by his family for far too long and though it took some planning and a little sneakiness on her part, that too succeeded. Of course learning he’s been so horribly treated by his family was a crushing blow to poor Min Woo but he had Ji Sook by his side to comfort him and now that he knows the truth, he’s one step closer to uncovering so many truths. I have a feeling the road ahead for Min Woo isn’t going to be an easy one, as the lies planted in his head slowly start to give way to truth, but as long as Ji Sook is with him, he’ll be okay. At least until he realizes his wife is actually Ji Sook and not Eun Ha… Ugh! I’m still not ready to think about that yet but we all know that day is coming.
Until that fateful day arrives, things between Eun Ha and Min Woo are going to continue to develop as feelings on both sides continue to grow. While Min Woo wants nothing more than to love and be loved by his wife, Eun Ha has made it perfectly clear that she cannot love him. What I love about that statement is that it leaves room for various interpretations and I’m choosing to believe that just because she says she cannot love him that doesn’t mean she won’t love him. Yes, it’s true she has no right to love Min Woo as Eun Ha but that doesn’t mean she can’t love him as Ji Sook. In fact, she does. Why else would she work so hard to free Min Woo from the awful schemes of his family? We already know Min Woo loves Eun Ha, the question is, is his love deep enough to accept her as Ji Sook, once he knows the truth? Min Woo is growing more suspicious of Suk Hoon’s relationship with Eun Ha, not because he doubts his wife of cheating but because he suspects Suk Hoon is somehow manipulating her. If he continues to follow down this path, will he eventually uncover the truth? If he does, will he be able to love Ji Sook for who she is and not who he thought she was? I suppose only time will tell.
While Min Woo believes in Eun Ha, Mi Yeon has absolutely no faith in her husband’s loyalty. She knows Suk Hoon and Eun Ha were having an affair and she’s spent a long time believing in Suk Hoon’s lies simply because she blindly loves him. While I can’t understand how anyone could love Suk Hoon, Mi Yeon does, so much so she’s willing to turn a blind eyes to his scheming, believe his lies and happily carry his baby. Which, can I just say, is probably the single most disturbing thing in this entire drama. Because really? In what world does having a baby make any crappy relationship better? Does Mi Yeon really believe that by having Suk Hoon’s baby he’ll suddenly become a loving father and devoted husband? If she does she’s a moron and if she doesn’t then why the heck would she want a baby so badly? I honestly don’t understand her reasoning here but I do know her constant suspicion of her husband is starting to show her things she really doesn’t want to know. Like, for instance, the fact that she’s responsible for Eun Ha’s death… Yeah. I’m pretty sure she would have much preferred not knowing the truth on that one. The question is, now that she knows the truth, what’s she going to do next? If Suk Hoon finds out she knows the truth, is he going to kill her like he did Kim Jung Tae? Is he going to bring her into his plans and together they can take out both Ji Sook and Min Woo? I highly doubt this is going to be a couple’s showdown so what is going to happen next? I guess that’s why they leave these episodes hanging like this, so we come back for more next week. (Dang it! I wanna know what happens now!)
So tell me, what did you think of this week’s episodes? Were you rejoicing with me over Ji Sook’s small victories? Did your heart break when Min Woo learned the truth about his “sleeping pills” and his lying doctor? Do you find it as fitting as I do that the two murders in this family are married? Is this coincidence or dramatic irony? What do you think Mi Yeon is going to do, now that she knows the truth about Eun Ha? Is she going to tell Suk Hoon she knows? Is she going to try to make Ji Sook’s life a living hell? Where do you think things are going to go from here? Will Ji Sook continue to gain small victories over Suk Hoon and the moneylenders? Will the moneylenders find a way to mess with Suk Hoon? Is this the beginning of Suk Hoon’s fall or will he find a way to rally and retaliate? 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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