Spoilers for Healer, Episodes 15 & 16
My friends, Young-shin and Myung-hee were amazing this week, and I am delighted about what this means with the last four episodes. In the interest of time, I’m going to try to focus on just a couple things.
I love that Young-shin was able to step up and actively become part of Team Healer. I love that she was quick on her feet—a trait we’ve seen many times before—in order to distract the detectives and pull them out of the way so Jung-hoo and Ajumma could hack into the police computers. I love how, when Jung-hoo started teasing her about the crimes she had become an accessory to by distracting the police, she giggled about how much fun it was and charged straight back into the station to continue her part of the plan. Young-shin might slip up or make mistakes, but she is enthusiastic, and she has the skills she needs to be great at her job. I adored her live reporting of the arrest. Nicely done.
But perhaps the thing I loved most about Young-shin was that she not only got to call out Moon-ho and Jung-hoo on keeping really important secrets from her, but that neither of them got upset at her for her reaction or blamed her. The guys had plenty of opportunities to come clean—to trust her to be able to handle their potentially world-shattering revelations—and they didn’t. And when Young-shin was upset about their lies and their excuses and their reasons, both of them apologized and backed off. Young-shin got to process/hide on her own terms, so when she went back to each of them, it was because she wanted to, not because they wanted her to.
Myung-hee stole my heart this week. It was so satisfying for her to agree to an interview with Young-shin—something that everyone, even her, thought would be difficult for her. She was ready and willing to talk to a stranger (and, I hope, to throw a couple wrenches in Moon-shik’s political plans). The part that made me cheer, though, was when it was revealed that she not only had planted a listening device in her husband’s office, she was also feigning sleep so she could listen in on his shady conversations. *swoons* And when she heard all about the trap, she immediately called Moon-ho and passed on the information. Myung-hee is fabulous, and I adore her, and I really hope she gets to have a face-to-face confrontation with Moon-shik about what happened in 1992.
(I’m seriously dying for a Myung-hee gifset following her escalation re: doing something other than what Moon-shik wanted for her, going from reopening the window to not going to sleep so she can run her calculations to spying on him. Can anyone point me in the right direction?)