Bwahahaha I could not stop laughing at main thugs expression on seeing Ji Sook alive and well.
After hiding her brother (or at least giving him money so he can hide) Ji Sook returns home and rebuffs Min Woo's concern for her safety. UGH! Ji Sook continues to push her husband away despite the evidence that Seok Hoon has lied to her again and again. Even after realizing that he was behind her brother's almost murder, she still continues to let him use her. Seok Hoon tells Ji Sook to drag Min Woo down since he is undeserving of what he has. Do this and he will guarantee Hoya's safety. USE YOUR BRAIN, WOMAN!
Min Woo even takes his wife to a botanical garden that he frequents when he needs to think things through and be away from his family. He talks about his occasional wish to be a happy person who loves and is loved. Ji Sook places her hand on his chest near his heart and says that one day she will share her secrets and if he can forgive her they can maybe have that life. Oh my fudge brownies.... JUST TELL HIM.
But before there can be more sharing between our OTP (one true pairing), they are interrupted by two weaselly looking men claiming to have hit Min Woo's car. Yup, it is our favorite pair of thugs, having hunted down Ji Sook to blackmail her.
They threaten Hoya's life (so, did you already forget that they were planning on killing him anyway?) and tells our dimwitted damsel that she needs to pay them 300 Million before midnight to guarantee his safety. Ji Sook's accounts had all been frozen (don't you think this is a bit odd?) and even all of her designer bags and jewelry could only bring in 50 million. Now the only question that remains is who she is going to ask for help?
That is the question that Seok Hoon is also wondering. It seems that our resident evil guy is using this as a test for Ji Sook. Seok Hoon ordered the thugs to create this situation in order to find out if Ji Sook will look to him for help, or go to her husband. We flash forward to Ji Sook who is busy asking Min Woo for the money. YAY for Ji Sook going to her husband, but before we get too excited we need to point out that she refuses to tell Min Woo what the money is for.
While Min Woo is in the hospital (guarded by Seok Hoon), Ji Sook puts their plan into effect. Ji Sook makes it all the way to Seok Hoon's inner room where she decides it is time to actually look at the item she is placing there. It is a book of sonnets which contains forged contracts and payments implementing Min Woo and dead sleaze as co-conspirators. Shocked (seriously? this shocks you?) Ji Sook hears a noise and stuffs the incriminating papers under her clothes. She rushes out of the secret room, just in time to be caught by her husband. OK show. Here is your chance to come clean. There is no excusing this one away with a blank look. Please tell me that we are going to have it all come out. Just hopefully she will remember that someone is watching their every move in the bedroom and Ji Sook will have the conversation away from the house.
I need to reiterate that I am loving this drama. My angst over Ji Sook's character has nothing to do with the actual plotting of the story and more to do with the extreme limitations of Soo Ae as an actress. I will admit that she is beautiful and makes a really gorgeous screen cap. That said, I just want to acknowledge that my initial fears with Soo Ae playing our lead have been confirmed. She is VERY limited and is unable to do nuances. Nuances that are highly needed in this drama to make the leading lady seem more than an emotional idiot. Anytime anything happens we get only two faces. One is the open mouthed shocked look and the other is the vapid pretty smile. Both perfectly fine in moderation but when you are playing a complicated character that just becomes annoying really fast.
Thankfully both of the other three leads are doing an amazing job keeping up the intensity and chemistry needed for the show (especially Yeon Jung Hoon who is owning this drama). Through their talent her ineptness is being covered, but the more we circle around the same storyline, the more Ji Sook's flaws begin to show. Which means we need to move on writers, and stop leaving clues for Min Woo and just tell him already. I need plot movement more than anything right now.
Before heading off to watch #10, I just want to do a quick mention about Min Woo's escape from the hospital by putting pillows under his covers to make it look like he is sleeping. Awwww, that is just so cute. I love that Min Woo feels, at times, like a teenager trying to one up an adult. It makes him all the more likable and added a bit of humor that this episode greatly needed.
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