You've know you've reached the penultimate week of a drama when things fall spectacularly to pieces only to be slowly stitched back together, much like my heart. Hey everyone, Zombie Mamma here to chime in on this week's Drama Club; I know we've got a lot to cover so let's get to it.

I suppose it only makes sense to start with Eun Sang and her decision to run away from Tan. We all knew this moment was coming, as it was simply a matter of time before the Chairman got his way. I'm just curious to know what it was, exactly, that the Chairman said to finally push her beyond her breaking point. Yes, we listened to their conversations last week but it was full of nothing but the usual threats and promises by the Chairman to ruin everyone's life if Eun Sang didn't run away. Eun Sang has proven her strength a million times over by never backing down once her mind is made up, so what was it that pushed her so far over the edge she decided it was best to leave Tan? Whatever the reason, the pain that followed was so severe, it nearly destroyed Tan.

Oh Tan! Every time I look at you I want to cry! From the very beginning, Tan has made it obvious he liked Eun Sang but this week we learned just how much. When a man gives up on everything and starts down a self-destructive path in an effort to ease the pain of his broken heart, you know he doesn't just like a girl, he flat-out loves her and by that, I mean he loves her with every single fiber of his being which is why you could feel Tan's pain in every. stinking. scene.

The first cracks in my heart began to appear here...

and then more developed...



and then more...

and more...

and then those cracks got bigger...

and wider...
until only the faintest strings of my heart were left holding the pieces of my completely broken heart together...and then Choi Young Do appeared and did this...


and this...


and then this...


and finally, this...


and suddenly, my already fragile heart shattered completely. I don't care what anyone else says, Choi Young Do has solidified himself in my book as the most amazing second lead in a drama ever. I know he started out pretty rough but I've always had a soft spot for Young Do, as the whole wounded tough-guy is one of my greatest weaknesses. Yes, he's been a jerk but his love for Eun Sang has always been pure and rather than pollute that love with his anger and malice, he's let it seep into the wounds in his heart and like a salve, its brought healing and change. Young Do may sill have a long way to go but he's on the right path. For the first time, we've been able to see just how much he cares about those he professes to hate most, namely his father and Kim Tan, and that soft heart hidden under such a tough exterior just makes me love him more.


What's even better is knowing Young Do isn't the only tough guy hiding a soft heart. Won has finally decided to step up, as a brother, and though some may see his motivation as purely selfish, trying to get all he can out of Tan in his moment of desperation, I see it as true brotherly love. I have no doubt Won sees himself in Tan and I believe he genuinely wants to help Tan succeed in the one place he failed. Why else would he go to Eun Sang and convince her to go back? I'm sure Won regrets the decision he made to leave Hyun Joo but this week I realized he hasn't given up on his dream to have her beside him; he's just going about achieving that dream in a different way. Where Tan runs headlong into everything, Won backs off, waits and plans. I now believe the whole reason Won wants to be at the top of Jeguk Group isn't for the money or the power, it's so he can have the woman he loves by his side without anyone around to tell him, "no." While this doesn't excuse Won's behavior toward Tan, it does put him, in my opinion, in a more noble light and suddenly, I hope he makes it to the top so he and Hyun Joo can finally be happy.


The good news is, despite all of the heartbreak this week, we were given a few glimmers of hope as well. Rachel and Hyo Shin seem to at the beginning of what could potentially become a beautiful relationship. Young Do and Kim Tan are on a path to healing their friendship. Both Kim Tan and his mother are finally stepping out from under the suffocating cloud of the Chairman and Eun Sang has decided her love for Tan is worth fighting for, despite the pain. On the whole things are starting to look up and for that I'm glad. Here's hoping next week's ending gives all of our favorite characters the "happily ever after" we're all waiting for.

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Episodes 17-18 [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]

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Erica: North Meets South

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