Not sure how I'll be able to follow unnichan's great post on episodes 1-4, but the least I can do is try, right? Thank goodness my first post is is about these two episodes! If you aren't already invested in this series, you will be.

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Episode five was mainly Hae Woo's chance to catch up with what we already know. I love that this series is a throwback to those old crime shows where the audience is privy to information the lead characters are left to discover. It can be frustrating for us, but a feeling of relief takes over when our truth becomes their truth. Unbeknownst to her, Yi Soo/Kim Joon is sending her clues to help her reveal the truth about her family. Maybe the biggest clue was a replication of the watch her father lost at the scene of the hit-and-run that occurred twelve years ago. It confirmed what she had suspected all along: her father was the killer, not Yi Soo's father.

I originally found the way Yi Soo sent Hae Woo clues a little strange until I realized his intent. He needs Hae Woo to uncover the truth about her family, more importantly her grandfather, herself or else she won't believe it.

He wants to be her Orpheus, the man who saves her from hell, but he also knows if he's shaken by Hae Woo and begins to have doubts about his plan to exact revenge, he'll lose her. Just like Orpheus, his visit to hell will be all for not. Leaving him without the satisfaction he believes he'll get from this revenge plot and he'll ultimately perish yearning for her.

According to Yi Soo, "If you want to find the truth, sometimes you need to be prepared to lose something precious to you."

Are you sure you're able to do that Yi Soo? In episode six we saw how many spies are surrounding Yi Soo and Hae Woo and it's shocking!

Hae Woo's grandfather has ordered everyone around her to keep her from investigating the murders that happened twelve years ago. I can't decide what will break her heart more: that Kim Joon is actually Yi Soo or that her grandfather, as unnichan so accurately described him, the Benevolent Patriarch, is the one pulling all the strings? I'm even willing to bet he's involved with bookstore owner who seems to moonlight a, what I've now named him, The Ballpoint Killer.

Unfortunately Yi Soo isn't exempt from this as Secretary Jang has been tasked with spying on him by his benefactor Yoshimura Junichiro under the guise of "protection". She's conflicted about this (as she should be), especially in that she seems to really care about him. I'd go as far to say that she has a one-sided love going on there. Of course, while Hae Woo may still be in the dark about her spies, Yi Soo seems to have his suspicions which lead him to hire his childhood friend, Kim Dong Soo, who's transparency is a breath of fresh air for Yi Soo (and me).

My favorite scene has to be when Yi Soo was walking a few paces behind Hae Woo. Seeing the twelve years of longing that glistened in his eyes and the outstretched hand that could only hope to touch her back. To me, this was more intimate than the kiss that they shared because it was his most honest moments. All his most honest moments are with her. More SHARK Drama Club: Episodes 1-6 [ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3] [ Part 4 ] Check out the SHARK Drama Club’s individual blogs! Unnichan: Drama Debussie: Kdrama Therapy: