Excuse me while I dance a jig and sing a few lines of "Miracle of Miracles," like Motel the tailor from Fiddler on the Roof
. What has me so excited you ask? Oh, just that Hell is about to be burst wide open!!
Kim Jun has been this character with a master plan, who's not as devoid of human emotion as he'd like to be or desire for us to believe. And every time he traps himself with his feelings or discounts his sister's entanglement in his scheme, I questioned his cognizance of his mission. But when Detective Kim (Lee Soo Hyuk
) is revealed as "Friend," all my qualms with Jun's revenge module melted away.
At first, I didn't care who "Friend" was because it didn't quite matter but over the last few episodes I started thinking. I personally wanted it to be Dong Soo, for the simple shallow fact it would be BOMB but knew that was highly unlikely. Then, my drama buddy (E-kun
) proffered Detective Kim and I fell in love with the idea.
For, if it was Kim Soo Hyun (if that's his real name), everything would make sense, from Jun's inside scoop to Kim's bribing and juice flirting, even his profuse apologies to Hae Woo. And by admission, make Jun a much more solid force than I'd imagined. Not that he's perfect or even that he'll "win" or get what he wants but rather, his means, intent and most importantly, forethought have always been intact.
Joon Young tells Hae Woo--- "Yi Soo has been planning this for 12 years" and though meant as a slight or accusation that Jun's capable of anything, I loved that he said it and to whom. For Hae Woo seems to forget that what Yi Soo went through was traumatic. So much so, that his entire life since is predicated on those events. Even to the point of inherent selfishness, isolation, and mistrust against practically everyone, including his own sister.
That's why the "truth" is so significant. And again, it's not the "known" truth, but the unknown that's the root. I said before
that Jun plans to eradicate the Devil but we can't forget that the Devil never works alone. He cons and connives, even those deemed the most righteous, to forgo integrity and common sense for the promise of hollow riches and prestige or familial protection and placidity.
There's very little doubt that Daddy Han not only killed the Professor but also had a hand in his father's demise. We have no idea what Daddy's reasons or specific dealings were, only he wanted to atone for those crimes and was snuffed out for his attempt. Unfortunately, Yi Soo isn't privy to this portion of truth and that missing piece may render his quest a beast capable of biting him somewhere he's never been hurt before--- his pride.
He's already chipped away at Grandpa Jo's source through Daddy Jo's revelation and it's only a matter of time and opportunity for the same to happen to him. Jo's hints and Yi Hyun's kidnapping, are the only the beginning.
I love that this drama is making the case that no one is innocent, that cycles continue if detrimental secrets are kept. For ignorance and compliance are no excuse and equality of wrongdoing (or lack there of) doesn't limit or strengthen guilt. How deep the willingness or reluctance or blindness, make no difference when lives are lost and destroyed.
Grandpa Jo makes it clear that he doesn't feel the same, which further proves, he isn't the Devil for nothing. He won't be outdone without a fight nor will he go down alone. Even now, he's jumped ahead and conceded to murder and for now, it's only we that understand he killed Chun Young Bo, much like Kim Jun did away with Han Yi Soo. The thing is, though this admission is quite cunning, it gives me hope--- hope that Grandpa is spinning wheels and yarns quicker than he intended and pretty soon, the thread will snap.
More SHARK Drama Club:
Episodes 13-14 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3 ] [Part 4 ]
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 1-6 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]
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