This show continues to play with our emotions. From red herring villains becoming sympathetic (and in serious danger) to leads who grapple with their feelings in an honest (although potentially hair ripping) way to second male leads behaving in ways maybe we don’t all quite expect, nothing is ever calm in this world. The only question right now is When’s The Amnesia Gonna Come Into Play?! While Marakeshsparrow takes a week off for real life (real life? what is real life? does it involve exercise?), join me, OhSoEnthusiastic, and DeShonda as we talk about all these developments in episodes 17-20 of Love in Trouble!

OhSoEnthusiastic: Another interesting week in the world of Suspicious Partners. We’ve got Eun Hyuk representing an innocent woman who says she’s guilty, Chan Ho making a daring escape from Hyun Soo only to (maybe?) be unsuccessful, and Ji Wook oppa finally admitting his feelings to Bong Hee. Honestly, so much happened that I had trouble remembering it all. Did I forget anything, lol?

DeShonda: Yes indeed, a lot did happen in these episodes, and I can say I really enjoyed them this week. With Chan Ho escaping from Hyun Soo, I was happy that he was trying to get away. I was hoping that Chan Ho would not be dead. I must admit, I was rooting for Chan Ho to survive. Hyun Soo is getting more and more creepy as we watch each episode. But JI Wook is on to him big time! I just love how Ji Wook is always one step ahead of him. That dinner table scene was very tense when I was watching it as Ji Wook was trying to get Hyun Soo to tell on himself. And as far as Ji Wook finally admitting his feelings for Bong Hee, I was very happy that it happened. Now what I didn’t expect is for Bong Hee to reject him after that passionate kiss they shared.

OhSoEnthusiastic: I was ecstatically surprised to see Chan Ho still alive. Which made it seem rather jerky and poor writing, in my opinion, to have Hyun Soo somehow randomly find him again moments later. That just doesn’t work for me. Here’s hoping he can escape again and actually stay escaped. I am so proud of my girl, Bong Hee, for taking a stand and saying no to Ji Wook’s sudden reversal of feelings though. I don’t even know why I’m so happy about that, cause this kind of back and forth usually drives me bonkers, but it feels very real here, so I think that makes the difference. Of course, his apology speech later straight up did me in it was so damn romantic and gentlemanly, so now I’m chomping at the bit for the two of them to officially be together. Does that make me a little contradictory, lol? I feel like it probably does.

DeShonda: I can understand at how the back and forth between Ji Wook and Bong Hee can be frustrating to you, but I really loved his apology as well. He was very romantic and sincere, which is why I totally ship them, and so does the rest of the office. There are already suspicions about them dating. Speaking of dating, there was a big plot twist this week that I did not see coming at all. We found out more about Ji Wook’s past and what happened to his parents, which was very sad. But I did not expect that Bong Hee’s father was the one responsible for the murder! When Ji Wook figures that out I wonder how he is going to react. Along with both Ji Wook and Bong Hee’s mothers working together. And Ji Wook’s boss is actually his step father! I did not expect that at all. My head was spinning by the time all of this information was revealed.

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OhSoEnthusiastic: His once boss being his stepfather as well was an adorable reveal, although totally superfluous to the story, lol. But that’s fine with me, cause I love the idea. Are we sure that was Bong Hee’s father in the burning apartment though? When they showed us the picture of the two of them together, it seemed like it was the same person, but it was also a little too hard to see his face during the fire, so I’m not certain. Of course, even if it was him in the apartment, that doesn’t necessarily mean he was the murderer. I need more information before making a decision one way or the other. To be honest, I’m beginning to feel like the drama is taking on too many plot lines. There’s the supposedly amnesiatic, modern-day killer, and then there’s the mysterious death of Ji Wook’s parents? That’s a lot. All I really want right now is for the amnesia part of the story to come into play. Cause we’re almost halfway through the drama, and there’s no amnesia in sight. Did they lie to us in the promos? Did the writers get amnesia themselves and forget to add it in? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but...where’s the amnesia, bro?

DeShonda: The mystery of the amnesiatic is what I am trying to figure out as well. And you are right, we have not yet seen that part of the story come into play at all as of yet. We still have more of this drama left so I’m not giving up on that part of the story just yet. There are a lot of plots within this drama, you are right about that. But for me it keeps me interested in the story. I do like the different plots because it keeps me watching more and wondering what is going to happen next. Speaking of plot twists, Eun Hyuk! I was surprised at his actions this week. I did not expect him to represent that woman in court. There is some shady stuff going on with him, and Ji Wook knows about it as well. I need to keep a close eye on Eun Hyuk, because he is not what he seems to be.

OhSoEnthusiastic: Eeeeh, I don’t think there’s anything shady with Eun Hyuk. I’m not going to say that I agree with his decision, but I also understand his dilemma. In the end, the mother and the son were both innocent, but if you didn’t know that, then I can understand you wanting to do what helps the family the most, even if it breaks the law. Again, not saying I would have made the same decision, but I can understand where he was coming from. I’m glad Ji Wook wasn’t willing to let Eun Hyuk go through with it though, because lawyers are supposed to uphold the law. Even when it’s hard. Luckily, it all worked out well for everyone in the end.

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Alright, ladies and gents. It’s your turn to tell us how you feel about this week’s round of episodes. Are you as frustrated as me that Chan Ho wasn’t able to actually escape? Are you loving the romantic development between our leads? Are you scratching your head just like we are at the lack of amnesia in a plot that involves an amnesiatic murderer? Are you having a small mental crisis at the idea that you Want there to be amnesia??? Do you feel my pain?! Let us know in the comments! (I need to be sure if I’m sane or not.)

For more from the Love In Trouble Drama Club check out:

Marakeshsparrow: Voice | Daebak | Come Back, Mister | Madame Antoine | Cheese in the Trap | More from Marakesh

DeShonda: Blog | Twitter |Tumblr | Instagram | You Tube | Facebook | Cheer Up! | Remember| Signal | Come Back, Mister | Mirror Of The Witch | Entertainer | Doctor Crush | Ice Fantasy | Jealousy Incarnate | Let's Drink | Romantic Doctor | Voice | So Young 2: Never Gone

OhSoEnthusiastic: Twitter | Dramafever Video Dramaclub Radiant Office Dr. Qin | Dramafever Video Dramaclub My Secret Romance Queen of Mystery

Catch the recaps from previous weeks here:

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[Week 5] [Week 6] [Week 7] [Week 8]

[Week 9] [Week 10] 

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Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

Starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun

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