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Suspicious Partner Episode 28

Full circle. The show started with Bong-hee and Ji-wook agreeing to sleep together and now they have finally delivered. One of the strongest points of the show is how it portrays relationships in a way where we can relate to the characters on different levels, from friendship to love and family, their interactions are always rooted in reality and familiarity of some kind. I like it.

Bong-hee and Ji-wook’s relationship, and their romance, went through different facets until they reached a point where their friendship, companionship and love for each other is strong enough to be together as a couple. This way the show can portray them doing what couples do in real life: they laugh, banter, share tension, fight, want each other, touch, love and have sex. And that’s okay and even healthy for a show to portray. It’s -in most cases- what happens when you date. I like it so much better when Dramaland presents me this kind of relationship instead of the idealized one where everything it’s shyness and innocence. Those kind of relationships are also something that is okay be portrayed, especially if the characters are at that point in their lives, but it wouldn’t fit with the kind of the show that it’s Suspicious Partner.

I was not expecting this to happen. He kisses her, she throws the laundry to the floor, clean clothes be damned, and next thing we know they are in full make out session falling into the bed. RAWR! HOT DAMN. It’s all happening. And I need to fan myself. It was fun, sexy, passionate and sweet, just like Ji-wook and Bong-hee.

Of course, as blissful the good and happy times were… we have to deal with the bad and ugly too. Ji-wook seeing Bong-hee’s father picture at that moment was the worst thing ever. And I want to comment on Ji Chang-wook’s acting once again because with only with his eyes, he completely transmitted the fear and confusion going through Ji-wook at that moment. He doesn’t know even half of the truth, but thankfully we do. So, let’s not panic and just deal carefully with the humongous amount of palpitations today’s episode and that freaking cliffhanger gave us.

This is what we know for sure: first scene and the show is already spelling out to us that DA Jang is a corrupted bastard covering up the truth for his own benefit. Nothing we didn’t already knew. And sure enough, next thing we know Ji-wook and Bong-hee both voice out their refusal to take a case involving arson since their respective fathers died in a fire. But why be subtle when the show let’s you see DA Jang with child Ji-wook telling him who killed his parents. Covering his ass? Yes. DA Jang’s is Satan’s whore. And that’s that, we know who the real culprit is.

As much as Ji-wook holds his parents dear and close to his heart, I think he has also proven to be a man of cool thinking when the time calls for it, which is why I don’t believe he will do something stupid like destroy his relationship with Bong-hee before getting most if not all the facts first. As a matter of fact, I believe he won’t break up with her at all and that from now on they both will have to resolve the mystery surrounding their parents. This is why I have been going on and on for the last couple of weeks about them nurturing their relationship and growing as a team before they find out this ugly connection between them, because the last thing they and we need is for separation angst. Let’s not do it, show, you have already proven to be full of surprises, so don’t go the predictable way.

Going back to the good, it’s really nice to have Chief Bang back at the law firm and bringing back the fun dynamic between him and Eun-hyuk. It’s only right  the Captain and maritime pilot of our ship were present when the mothers finally find out who is who and Ji-wook announced their relationship out in the open. Pfffft! This show knows how to build up a scene and squeeze it until the last drop of comedy gold.

I also love the new running joke of Ji-hae under the delusion that Eun-hyuk has a thing for her, to which I say: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAHAAA! The moment he laughed at her, after her brawl with Bong-hee, I knew the show was going to do something with these two, I just didn’t know what. In the end it’s building something so good, I can hardly wait to see Ji-hae make a fool of herself when she finds out Eun-hyuk still cares for Yoo-jung. Question is how does Yoo-jung, who is growing closer with Ji-hae, feels about him? Oh, this is going to be a great comedy of errors.

Originally posted by jsutaphase

PS: Hyun-soo’s case isn’t over yet! He is waking up, what does it mean? Will we find out the truth behind his actions? What about the man who ran over him? And where in the world is Chan-ho?!

Suspicious Partner Episode 20

Get yourself someone who will hug you like Ji-wook hugs Bong-hee even when she’s a dirty hot mess, and still believes you are the most pretty woman in the world. Or that when you are in hair pulling fight, he be like “whatever happens, must protect bae!” because if that’s not true love, I don’t know what it is.

I’m really enjoying this new dynamic between Ji-wook and Bong-hee when he’s a playful and cheeky flirt and now that he knows it affects her -and quite obviously- I hope he keeps on with it. It’s amazing how much Ji-wook has changed since he openly admitted his feelings for Bong-hee, being in love suits him! He’s smiling more, not hiding his feelings in front of anyone and incredibly affectionate. And I love he accepts her just the way she is, even when she throws herself with so much passion into her work that she doesn’t shower for three days. Ew, by the way.

I also find it refreshing that he’s willing to share his most private feelings and experiences with her, like the story of his family. Kudos, show, because I knew Lawyer Byun was like a father figure to him but you surprised me by presenting him like the man who actually raised him along side with his wife who now I know it’s his Godmother. WOW! That took me by surprise!

And I give more kudos to the show for having Bong-hee admitting she’s in a similar situation where she has two fathers but won’t tell him the story just yet because just like with her own feelings she’s still on the fence about risking her heart once again with Ji-wook. It’s a nice parallel that the show draw for us about their own relationship with each other.

I know we are all dying to find out about the relationship between both families, and there’s definitely one, but I won’t jump into conclusions until I have more information about Bong-hee’s family situation and the fire that took Ji-wook’s parents. I also don’t want to spend the next couple of weeks dreading that maybe they will have to deal with the “lead parents murdered by other lead parents” troupe. I won’t do it, and actually I want to believe the show won’t be this obvious since it’s already proven to be rather original in its storytelling. On this I want to trust the writer who I know from shows like Protect the Boss and Remember Me (aka Hello Monster), and those didn’t disappointed, so there’s hope I say!

For now I’m looking forward to see more exciting and flirty moments between Bong-hee and Ji-wook. This is the facet where they can be happy, sweet and everything is possible as long as they are together. I want them to nurture it because then they will become a solid unit that no matter what happens, will remain and work on their personal and professional problems as a team.

And no, I did not miss that invitation to sleep together he throw her way. Noh Ji-wook, you cheeky and mischievous bastard. Keep them coming! (´⌣`ʃƪ)

Originally posted by jsutaphase

Suspicious Partner Episode 16

I think this show was created to give a heart attack.

First things first, the murders are connected. That’s right, there’s a bigger plan in motion for Chan-ho and Hyun-soo, but if three people were already murdered, who and why? How did these two came across each other and what do they have in common for them to form an alliance in order to kill people? I think it has to do with the young girl Hyun-soo remembered in the last episode when he was walking at the park, listening to music. It can’t be a coincidence that the girl had what it look like the exact same music player and headphones.

I knew things wouldn’t be the same between them after Chan-ho set up on purpose for Hyun-soo to be caught. He totally did, right? It’s clear that Chan-ho has second thoughts about this plan they cooked up and his conscience it’s hunting him, which is why I give him credit for wanting to confess everything to Ji-wook or Bong-hee, but too bad Hyun-soo was listening to everything.  Whose phone do you think is tapped? Chang-ho or Bong-hee’s?

I admire Ji-wook‘s smarts to connect dots and intuition about people because he knew exactly who to look for when it came to find out the truth about Hyun-soo. And it seems our resident murderer knows he’s being suspected once again because of the look he gave Ji-wook. With all the worry about Bong-hee, I’m starting to worry about Ji-wook’s safety instead. It looks like Hyun-soo has some sort of sick soft spot for Bong-hee, so she would be safe for now.

Speaking of soft spots, Bong-hee’s confession to her mother was heartbreaking because you can feel how truthful she is about Ji-wook. Even his eavesdropping Mother was moved to almost tears and I love even more that she listened to all of it because when both Moms find out their respective kids are together and in love, they are going to have a fit. I’m looking forward to the in law wars but even more to Ji-wook’s mother knowing how much her son is love, especially after everything they went through. The callback to Ji-wook’s childhood and insomnia makes me think it’s related to his father’s death and I have to wonder if it was an accident or something else that happened. His father was a prosecutor, maybe he crossed the wrong people or found out something someone didn’t want anyone to know. What do you guys think?

I also really liked seeing our leading man pinning and sending longing looks in the way of Bong-hee but I was even more happy to see him finally doing something about it. That’s the Ji-wook I know and love, the one who goes after what he cares relentlessly, whatever it’s s case or a person, and I’m really looking forward to see what Bong-hee and Ji-wook will be like after today’s kiss, which by the way was sweet and damn hot. *fans herself*

I wonder how things will be from here on now that Ji-wook and Bong-hee lay their hearts on the table. I really enjoy their easy banter and solid friendship, I hope any romantic interactions only enhance this tacit understanding they have of each other. I’m really, really, really looking forward to see what shenanigans they have in store for us.

As for the rest of the characters, the law firm members remains awesome: lawyer Byun is a great source of comedy, but I would like to see him being a badass in court one day. Also, (Ship Captain) Lawyer Bang making all the right comments, with the support of Eun-hyuk (Maritime pilot) steering the ship with a smart move in order to lead it to safe port.

Big applause for this team and their awesome shipping skills.

Originally posted by athenamini22