Welcome to another Shark
week! You know, the OTHER Shark week.
This week we continued Yi Soo's quest to do...well, to be honest, I'm not sure. The fact that his quest is largely about exacting revenge on the people that killed his father and, basically, ruined his life is clear. A large part of that plan is to provide Hae Woo with a string of clues so that she may discover the truth about her family's wrongdoings. Luckily for him (and us), she's pretty smart so she's been able to piece together the clues, coming to the exact conclusions he wants her to. I only wonder why we're spending so much time and energy on Hae Woo discovering the truth about her family, more specifically her grandfather?
There must be a greater cause behind this. The closer Hae Woo gets to the truth, the more exhausting and painful her journey becomes. I don't think Yi Soo's goal is to hurt Hae Woo in any way, but maybe, at his core, he believes that the only way he can lead her from "hell" is if she decides to leave on her own. She's always been someone who believes her own truth and even if Yi Soo revealed who he is and what actually happened 12 years ago, it's not a guarantee that she would simply take his word.
I mean, would you believe anything from a guy who not just re-appeared with a different face after you had been convinced for 12 years that he was dead, but also has a great reason to completely destroy your family which includes a grandfather that, in your eyes, is a hero among men? No, I didn't think so.
We were left with quite a cliffhanger this week, weren't we? Hae Woo is a little closer to figuring out Kim Jun's true identity, but I very much doubt he'll be revealing anything anytime soon. The good news is that Hae Woo senses Yi Soo within Kim Jun and now that she knows Yi Soo is alive, it's only a matter of time before she puts two and two together. A couple of episodes back Turncoat Jang--I mean, Secretary Jang referenced a fave film of mine in where even when two people erased the memory of each other from their minds, they still found their way back to each other. We're starting to see the same thing with these two.
Even when Hae Woo tries to move on from Yi Soo by having a life with Joon Young, she's still drawn to Yi Soo even when she doesn't know he's Yi Soo, much to Joon Young's burgeoning chagrin. Yi Soo has certainly let his anger and bitterness take over, but he's still shaken by Hae Woo whenever he's with her. No matter how often he reminds himself not to make the same mistake Orpheus did, he can't help but to focus on Hae Woo. This could either lead to the demise of his grand plan or stop him from doing something that they may destroy any chances of him being with Hae Woo.
I do appreciate that we're now concentrating more on Yi Hyun who may have more of an ability to shake Yi Soo than Hae Woo does. I'm more interested in her reaction to finding out Yi Soo is alive than Hae Woo's. I just need her to keep her mouth closed whenever she's around her grandfather. You're adorable Yi Hyun, but I worry what grandfather may do if you unknowingly help him stop Hae Woo from uncovering his lies.
More SHARK Drama Club:
Episodes 1-6 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3
] [ Part 4
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