We’ve reached the half-way point in this drama and things are just as complicated as ever as plans, plans of plans and plans within plans begin to take shape, unfold and unravel. Of course you know what that means, don’t you? It means we’ve got lots to talk about so let’s get to it!
We left off last week with Ji Hyuk seconds away from ruining his life completely. As the universe tried to keep Ji Sook as far away from her brother as possible, we watching him with bated breath as he crept into that apartment, ready to take a man’s life. I know I’m not the only one who breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when Ji Hyuk decided against becoming a cold-blooded killer. The fact the man was already dead was beside the point. The whole plot behind this scheme was to get Ji Hyuk out of the picture, permanently. It didn’t even matter if Ji Hyuk did take the fall for this murder because Suk Hoon had plans for Ji Hyuk’s death anyway. If Ji Sook hadn’t shown up when she did, her poor parents would have had to have buried another child and that would have destroyed them.
As it is, Ji Hyuk is safe but his safety came with a hefty price tag and I don’t just mean the initial 300 million that was demanded of Ji Sook. That money may have spared Ji Hyuk’s life for the moment but it caused a huge problem for both Min Woo and Eun Ha. Now that the loan sharks know they can squeeze whatever they want from Ji Sook, they’re going to milk her for all she’s worth. Well, I should say that’s what they were planning on doing, however, Ji Sook seems to have some plans of her own. I’m not sure if she’s channeling Eun Ha’s spirit or what but she’s definitely coming into her own as the constant entanglement with Suk Hoon, the loan sharks, Min Woo and her family have forced her to take matters into her own hands. Eun Ha is no longer going to sit back and allow herself to be used by those around her and she’s definitely not going to take any crap from these loan sharks. I love that she told them to get their act together or get lost, in part because the look of shock on their faces was priceless but also because she knows she’s got bigger battles to fight and she doesn’t have time to be constantly bothered by the likes of them.
Whatever Eun Ha is planning, I hope she knows what she’s doing because it’s not going to be easy to take down the likes of Suk Hoon. He’s not a man to be trifled with and he’s got the power and resources behind him to make sure he gets what he wants. He’s been working too hard and has too many plans in motion to be caught off guard by Eun Ha or anyone else. This is why he even has back up plans built into his plans, so that when someone like Eun Ha comes along and uncovers one part of his plan, he has a backup in place that no one would ever suspect. Thus, Min Woo is accused of crushing his medication into powder, instead of being charged with murder, bribery, or whatever else that contract and money would have implied. The question is, does this discovery really warrant dismissal from his position in the company? Suk Hoon seems to think it does, especially since he’s been planting seeds of doubt in the minds of the family, insisting his poor, disturbed brother-in-law needs to be locked away in some psych ward, for the good of the family; but will his plans really work? It’s starting to look that way but Eun Ha stepping in at the last-minute makes me think the game’s not over yet. The question is, can Eun Ha really go head-to-head with Suk Hoon and come out on top? I honestly hope she can, and not just for her sake but for the sake of her husband as well.
While Eun Ha struggles to free herself from Suk Hoon’s grip, Min Woo falls deeper into his brother-in-law’s trap. Stuck in this medicated world of manipulative doctors and back-stabbing family, there’s no place for Min Woo to turn as he struggles to make sense of his life. The most painful part of this drama is watching Min Woo fall for his wife but only because as Suk Hoon’s pawn, she’s caused Min Woo an awful lot of pain. I actually love that Min Woo is falling in love with his wife but I hate watching him constantly having the faith he’s put in her, destroyed. Min Woo needs someone to love, it’s the way he’s built, and he wants to love his wife as much as she wants to love him but every time he starts to let her into his heart just a little, something happens and Min Woo is left hurting. The fact that Eun Ha was the one who planted the medicine in his room was quite a blow to him as the one person he thought he could trust was the one who betrayed him. However, even after all of this, Min Woo still seems to have a bit of faith in his wife; at least enough to keep him from looking over the forensics report he had done on his wedding picture. I’m trying to see this as a good thing and part of me would like for Min Woo to throw the report out without ever looking at it but a much bigger part of me wants him to read that report, figure out Eun Ha isn’t actually Eun Ha so he and Ji Sook can team up and take down both Suk Hoon and the loan sharks. Yes, I know, I’m really good at wishing for things that probably won’t happen but hey, it’s not bad to dream, right?
Once again I find myself wishing I didn’t have to wait days for the next episode. So much is hanging in the air right now, where things go from here is really anyone’s guess. I know how I’d like things to work out but is that really how things are going to play out? Where do you see things going from here? You know I always love hearing from you so let me know what you’re thinking by leaving me a comment below! Oh! And just out of curiosity, I’m not the only one swooning over Min Woo on a weekly basis, am I? Just wondering if anyone else was falling for his moments of vulnerable cuteness… *swoon*
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