Finally! We’ve sure been waiting long enough for this day. The Goddess of War herself, Kim So-yeon, will be reprising her IRIS character for Athena on today’s Episode 17. Truthfully I’ve been lagging a bit behind on watching Athena, but I still contend that it’s better than IRIS, at least for me. Now if Kim So-yeon and Kim Seung-woo had been a major part of Athena rather than guest spotting, it might have been the best thing since sliced bread.
Oh well. I guess I’ll have to settle for her spending an episode back with her commanding officer, and with Athena‘s resident Northern defector-turned-spy, Ki-soo (played by the awesome Kim Min-jong). Now THAT would’ve been a good spinoff. ZEUS: The Northern Trio’s Adventures South of the Border. Why won’t anyone make that show? It’s the least the drama gods can do, for having Kim Seung-woo drop out of Crime Squad. I mean, what’s a girl to do about her incurable ajusshi crush?
Kim So-yeon’s character, Sun-hwa, has apparently gone through some major changes since we saw her last. She left her spy life behind and went to live in New Zealand with her husband(!) and child(!!). But something endangers her family, and so she gets sucked back into the fight, in order to protect her peaceful way of life. I foresee much angst, and dramatic reunions. Please, can there also be a showdown between Badass Sun-hwa and Badass Hye-in (Su Ae)?
Athena had been slipping in the ratings (the weeks before settled in between 12-13%), but guest spots have brought the ratings back up this week, with yesterday’s Episode 16 bringing in 15.4%. It looks like Queen of Reversals‘ exit is helping as well. Yesterday’s episode introduced Choi Kang Changmin (also on Monday-Tuesday’s Paradise Ranch) in his guest spot, which is rumored to run the rest of the series.
Via E Daily
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