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.
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?!
I think we can all agree the biggest shock of all from this episode was the fact the law firm was actually having a proper meeting. That is until Lawyer Byun started talking about his time in America, Bong-hee threw some sass at him, Eun-hyuk commented on something random, Ji-wook had a angry rant moment and everything was back to normal.
I love this mash-up family they have created, especially when most of them are by themselves and in need of a support system. Each of them with very distinctive personalities that complement each other in some way, which means that even in their most dire moments -like when Layer Bang was hospitalized- they still managed to keep their natural chemistry and dynamics going. The teasing never ends, neither is ganging up gains Lawyer Byun and I love it.
Of course, we also have some very lovely moments for our main couple who finally get to enjoy each other’s company without people interfering in their blooming romance. They are so cute, it hurts. Ji-wook clearly adores Bong-hee, she makes him really happy and in return he gives her a sense of security and stability that i think she has been lacking most of her life due to her family situation. I enjoy how the show is portraying their progress in the even rhythm, nothing is too rushed but at the same time we are definitely moving forward. That awkward moment when they realize they are finally, truly alone for the first time in a long time is a clear sign they are both expecting something and foreshadowing of what’s to come. Ultimately, it’s them who will have to go through whatever comes their way together. If their mash-up family can help them, it only adds to the equation to make it better.
Which is why I’m not all that surprised it was Lawyer Byun who decided to take action in regards of the false evidence created to catch Hyun-soo. Will Ji-wook confront him about it? Will the truth come out? How will it affect Lawyer Byun?
Speaking of which, good thing that Yoo-jung tried to point out to DA Jang she believes it was Hyun-soo the real culprit behind his son murder. Too bad he didn’t let her finish. As much I understand she needs to respect her superior and that he was in trouble at the time, and trying to keep her job, and I wish some of her spunk of when she was first introduced would kick in. I’m sure it’s only matter of time until she’s fed up with her bosses arrogant attitude.
I’m also glad the show went back to DA Jang since I have believe he’s been the big bad of the show since the minute he decided with absolutely no remorse nor morality or ethic problem digging at him to create false evidence agains Bong-hee. To me it’s a sign that it’s not the first time that he has done this, which I’m sure helped him to scale the ladder inside the Prosecution Office, but mostly talks about him as a darker character that we have seen until now. The cheery on top was when he offhandedly commented on Ji-wook’s father career, who we knows was murdered, and my suspicions that he has something to do with it were set in stone.
Granted, Ji-wook was at the barge of doing the same but at least he was hesitant about it and ultimately decided against it, choosing the long and hard way of following the law. Can we say the same about DA Jang?
But the reason why I bring out all of this is because the show is done with the Hyun-soo case and will move on to the one related to Bong-hee and Ji-wook’s respective fathers. Another reason is that today we saw Lawyer Byun willing to do something illegal for someone he loves. So, questions:
How is DA Jang related to that particular case? Could he have manipulated Lawyer Byun into doing something to catch the “culprit” behind Ji-wook’s father death?
How did Lawyer Byun met Ji-wook’s father? Where they friends from their law school days? Did they met through their wives?
Is the show pointing out to an even bigger cover up that we fist though of?
What do you guys think? Any theories? How do you think Ji-wook and Bong-hee will react when they find out the truth?