Hey, this is Jhon. Remember to check out the blogs of the I Hear Your Voice Drama Club! This is JuneMarie’s. This is dapowerz’ blog. This is mine. Okay, I was wrong. I Hear Your Voice didn’t suddenly become very bad thanks to its amnesia plot line. In fact, it surprised me in how good it was! Let’s talk about it! I Hear Your Voice ep 11 img 2 Jang Hye Sung’s journey to once again believing in the law finally got a sort-of conclusion in this episode. She used the same exact reasoning that let off Min Joon Gook to argue for Park Soo Ha’s innocence. For her, it’s an acknowledgement of the law’s imperfectness that it can allow someone to go free, but that in the end it doesn’t really matter. The law is needed to protect those who are truly innocent. Later on, Seo Do Yun confronts Hye Sung regarding the hypocrisy of what she’s just done, asking her what her mother would think. The ending of Soo Ha’s trial brings to an end these two strands of the show at once: she has striven to uphold the law and be a hard worker because it’s what she believes in, but it’s also what her mom always wanted for her. For Hye Sung, there is no hypocrisy; there is no confusion in her heart. She knew exactly what she had to do, and why she had to do it. I Hear Your Voice ep 11 img 4 The ending of Park Soo Ha’s trial also brought back Attorney Cha back in a major way. After having lost his way, he returns to being an attorney. He vows never to forget this moment. Any time in the future when the job has him down, he hopes to always remember this case and the feeling that justice truly triumphed. It’s his most personal moment in this show by far, and it’s a great showcase for Yoon Sang Hyun as an actor. Yoon Joo Sang is also great in the scene, although he more or less acts as a witness to this moment of growth. At first I thought Attorney Cha was dorky and uncool, but the series has really given him lots of interesting things to do, and truly shown the actor’s range. I Hear Your Voice ep 11 img 6 These last two episodes dealt quite wonderfully with the relationship between Soo Ha and Hye Sung. There’s a bond there that just cannot be shaken. After successfully getting Soo Ha acquitted, Hye Sung really doesn’t want him around anymore. There’s a problem, though: Soo Ha keeps coming back. Although I complained last week about the “amnesia” twist, I think the show actually did some interesting things with it. It allowed us to look at Soo Ha with fresh eyes, and for him to regain his innocence. Because he’s lost his memories, he has no idea what kind of person he is, and when he hears the things he’s supposed to have done, he has no idea what to think.  What keeps him afloat in this new reality is the knowledge that he has someone fighting for him – he couldn’t be that bad if there’s someone who so desperately wants to protect him. I Hear Your Voice ep 11 img 7 Even with amnesia, Soo Ha instinctively reaches for Hye Sung anyway. Without her, he truly is alone in the world. They each share a bond that neither of them really understand. They each strive to protect the other, to look out for each other, at the expense of other things. For Soo Ha, he understands these feelings to be love. Just look at the tenderness with which he kisses her hand when she falls asleep next to him. And although it’s romantic, it’s also a show of thanks for all the things she’s done for him. I Hear Your Voice ep 12 img 2 But for Hye Sung, what does this mean? What is the bond that she shares with Soo Ha? After she wakes up inside his apartment and notices she was carried in, she looks at him tenderly and touches his face. But it’s a multivalent expression – one that can’t really be tied down to one specific thing. There’s a moment late in episode 11 where we learn that she might possibly like Soo Ha as well, but look at the screenshot above. What is she thinking? There’s a sense of relief mixed in with some unease about what Soo Ha’s gesture represents. Does she see him as a potential lover? How do we reconcile that with the notes she left him on her fridge (all things that she expects him to do as a new adult)? It’s I think the most ambiguous moment I’ve seen so far in this show. It’s touching because Soo Ha regains his memory and he loves her and is glad that she worried about him, but although I’m sure it will all be revealed soon enough (or reversed with one of Hye Sung’s typical denials), I’m really happy that the show managed to strike such an interesting tone. Quick Observations - Is this the only episode that featured some legitimate Seo Do Yun character development? It seems like the only thing she's done the entire show is wear the ugly prosecutor robe.   More I HEAR YOUR VOICE Drama Club! Episodes 11-12: [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ] Episodes 9-10:  [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ] Episodes 7-8:    [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ] Episodes 5-6:    [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ] Episodes 3-4:    [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ] Episodes 1-2:     [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]  [ Part 3 ]  [ Part 4 ]