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The K2: Episode 7

Surviving this world of secrets will require a sharp mind that can keep any incoming dangers at bay. But when emotions threaten to break the surface for some of our characters, they’ll use a weapon more powerful than any gun: their words. Dodging a bullet will be easier than a sharp tongue, and whether they choose to use those words to heal or hurt others is entirely up to them.

EPISODE 7 RECAP

Je-ha pleads with Anna to stay alive while Chief Joo is barred from transporting her in an ambulance. Once he arrives on the scene, he rides with Anna in the car while Je-ha takes the wheel. He relays the order to head back to JSS headquarters, much to Je-ha’s frustration.

So Je-ha guns it down the streets, honking the horn to alert people and traffic to move out of the way. Immediately upon their arrival, Anna is wheeled into the infirmary.

Meanwhile, the girls who took a selca in the previous episode decide to ask the internet if the pretty girl photographed behind them is the one the famous designer was looking for in Barcelona.

Je-ha is a bundle of nerves as he waits outside, his mind retracing the conversation leading up to Anna’s severe allergic reaction. Anna dreams of the fateful night of her mother’s death, and as the shadow hiding behind the door grabs her, her eyes fly open.

It takes a minute before Anna can catch her breath enough to ask where she is. Told that Je-ha brought her here to JSS within an inch of her life, she sees Je-ha standing outside, peering in.

Once they’re outside, Doctor Kim reassures Je-ha that Anna is in good hands here. She’s more concerned about Anna’s mental health and recommends a psychological follow-up. When Mi-ran asks if she herself played a part in Anna’s condition, she’s immediately scolded for thinking about herself.

Je-ha, meanwhile, storms into Chief Joo’s office demanding to know who exactly called off the ambulance. Such is Anna’s plight, Chief Joo explains—where her death would be easier than her existence being exposed to the world. Je-ha had given her strawberry ice cream, which Anna voluntarily consumed even though she knew it could kill her.

Knowing who sent away that ambulance will neither help his cause nor change Anna’s circumstances—if they had taken her to a hospital, then that would’ve been a death sentence to everyone at JSS assigned to her care.

Je-ha likely would’ve been spared as a member of Cloud Nine, but the best thing he can do now to protect Anna and anyone else is to act natural.

Je-ha sits with Master Song, who claims all he knows about Anna is that she was forced to live abroad because of her parents. And for someone who doesn’t know much about her, he does know a surprising amount about Anna’s familial background, like how Anna isn’t legally Se-joon’s daughter because they do not share the same surname.

Anna’s mother, Um Hye-rin, was already pregnant when she got married and left for the States. Master Song isn’t sure what happened there, but the mother returned to Korea one day with young Anna in tow. By then, Se-joon had gotten married to Yoo-jin, so he believes Se-joon kept that family a secret from Yoo-jin.

But then Anna’s mother met an untimely death, and Anna was sent abroad again. Master Song believes Anna’s mother ended her own life, and he worries that Yoo-jin might do something to Anna.

Yoo-jin meets with the Presidential Chief of Staff about a proposal, prodding him how the lame-duck president is nearing the end of his term in office. She’s come prepared with documents that could safely compromise the president as well as JB Group and her scholarship foundation. Knowing each other’s weaknesses should be enough to strike a deal, yes?

A pair of hikers is turned away from the restaurant, and the burn mark on one hiker’s right wrist is unmistakeable—these are Representative Park’s men.

The chief of staff remarks that he now understands why Sung-won fears his noona. He wouldn’t dare to speak against the nation’s future first-in-command—meaning her—though they both chuckle over the idea that the title would be reserved for her husband, the presidential candidate. In regards to when Se-joon would join their political party, Yoo-jin asks that the chief of staff pave the way for them first.

Needless to say, Yoo-jin is elated afterward and celebrates in the car. Her staff is silent at first but laughs alongside her when instructed.

Representative Park is tipped off about the meeting, which he concludes likely ended well for Yoo-jin. He’s well aware that politics is a dirty game, and tells his secretary that whoever exposes what is dirty and corrupt ends up being the nation’s hero.

We briefly cut to Se-joon, who is filled in Yoo-jin’s activities while being prepped for a motivational speech. He sends a wink to the makeup artist while keeping a hand on her leg.

Yoo-jin heads straight to the JSS infirmary to see Anna, shutting down the idea that Anna should receive additional treatment at a hospital because of her suicide attempt. She sends everyone away so she can speak with Anna alone, and Je-ha doesn’t leave his spot outside the door.

Yoo-jin breaks the ice by commenting on Anna’s singing voice and nun’s habit, though her voice quickly turns sharp: “But what were you expecting by showing up [at that church]? Did you think I was stopping your father from seeing you?”

She reminds Anna of how her father reacted when he saw her at the church—of how he averted his gaze and informed her of Anna’s presence. “Your father doesn’t want to meet you,” Yoo-jin continues. “He won’t appear before you. Just like how he didn’t show up the day your mother died, or the day you left for Spain.”

Anna stares at her intently as Yoo-jin acknowledges that it must hurt, but this is her reality. As a daughter herself, she understands how all daughters have a special place in their hearts for their fathers, but the thing is, fathers don’t understand how their daughters feel.

Yoo-jin’s voice carries into the hall as she continues, “You must have thought you were all your father had left, but you aren’t everything to your father. You are but a very tiny yet very burdensome fragment of his past.”

When Anna asks to meet her father so she can ask him herself, Yoo-jin replies that she couldn’t possible drag her father here against his will. Out of consideration of their marriage, she couldn’t possibly do that to him, she adds.

And to that, Anna retorts, “Dad… doesn’t love you.” Ooh. Yoo-jin’s smile fades for a moment before she calls it up again, asking, “Is that what your mother told you?” A tear rolls down Anna’s cheek as Yoo-jin speaks of how she understands that her mother must’ve hated her, and softly says there’s something about her Anna was too young to understand at the time.

Being re-elected is the most important thing for any politician, but her mother used her to blackmail her father when the election was just around the corner. Now that bitter tone turns to fake pity as Yoo-jin remarks on how sad it must’ve been for young Anna to hand her alcoholic mother the pills that would bring her death.

Anna immediately refutes that statement, saying that it wasn’t the pills. Someone else was in that house that night and tried to kill her too. Yoo-jin’s expression turns stoic: “And was that me?”

She flicks the switch to mock sympathy, adding that Anna’s memories must be lying to her because the reality was much too painful to remember. She states, “The truth is that your mother died because of the pills you gave her.”

Anna calls bullshit on that statement—their old housekeeper told her everything at the sanatorium. But Yoo-jin counters that with this logic: “If I had killed your mother and the housekeeper had known about it, would I have let her live?” What’s even more chilling than those words is the faint smile that follows it.

Having heard enough, Je-ha enters the room to put an end to the discussion. Yoo-jin acknowledges Anna must be tired from running around all day and tells her to get some rest and to take care of herself. She instructs him to come down to Cloud Nine (er, wouldn’t you think Anna might wonder what that means?), but Je-ha tells Anna to stop crying because he’ll be back with her father.

He arrives at the event hall in time to see a glimpse of a group of men emerging from a bathroom with bags. He doesn’t tell Team Leader Seo about the men, but keeps a keen eye out during the event.

He alerts the other agents about a suspicious-looking man sitting in the audience, and then quickly identifies the other suspects. Team Leader Seo says there’s no reason for alarm because all those men passed the security check.

Je-ha steps outside and sees a police van before heading back to the auditorium. He remains in the doorway and keeps watch as the suspicious men send each other nonverbal cues.

He tries reporting to Team Leader Seo again, and waits with bated breath as one man reaches inside his jacket… to take out a phone. Again, Je-ha is shut down.

Just then, one man gets up from the front row and Je-ha runs to knock him down. It’s K1, who tells him to stand aside, and he and the other men start protesting against Se-joon and throwing eggs at him.

The JSS agents apprehend the men, but Se-joon orders them to stop and let the men speak their minds. He launches into a speech about how their protest is a response to how the politicians have let the people down, then chuckles that a few eggs never hurt anyone. Seeing how the audience laughs with him, it becomes clear that this stunt was a PR move.

Je-ha steps to the sidelines as Se-joon revs up his speech, promising the audience that he will shape up as a politician. In order to establish a greater sense of transparency, he declares that he will allow himself to be thoroughly investigated for corruption. He adds that if the prosecution finds anything on him, he will withdraw from the presidential race.

He ends that motivational speech with the hope that those who previously opposed him would give him the eggs that were meant to be thrown at him so he can give them to his loving wife to cook with. And to that, the audience chants his name over and over.

Se-joon heads back to the dressing room afterward and sends his men away, citing that he’ll be taking a long shower. Not alone of course, since the makeup artist is waiting for him inside the room, and he invites her to join him in the shower.

She, however, knocks at the door where the man Chief Joo has left behind hands her a syringe. Just around the door, Je-ha witnesses everything.

She peeks her head inside the shower before getting pulled back outside again. A moment later, Je-ha appears. As Se-joon gets dressed, he explains how the guard and the makeup artists were accomplices. He says the police are in on the plot too, and they’re likely barging their way inside, so they have to go.

He and Se-joon make a break for it, and stops just long enough to tell Chief Joo that the police are working for Representative Park. So Chief Joo and the other agents engage the cops in a stand-off, and ask to see an arrest warrant.

Burn Mark says they don’t need one when the woman reported the politician for sexual assault, but Chief Joo says to call in the report that the cops were conspiring to murder a politician.

Both sides put down their guns when they get the news that Je-ha and Se-joon has fled. Speaking of whom, Se-joon laughs in the car and thanks Je-ha for the close call. He asks where they’re going, and when he hears it’s to see Anna, he screams for Je-ha to stop the car.

Je-ha yells back that if Se-joon doesn’t want to see his daughter, he can tell her in person instead of giving her false hope. Even dogs have an instinctual sense of duty, so Se-joon should put up with this at the very least. “Do you know where I found Anna today?” he asks. “Dreamland.”

Se-joon winces at that, and Je-ha tells him how Anna’s first words to him were of concern for her father. Se-joon raises his voice once he hears about the allergic reaction, but Je-ha is well aware of how severe Anna’s strawberry allergy is.

“I don’t think Anna was trying to die because she hated you. I believe she realized she was a burdensome existence to you, and consumed strawberry to try and get rid of herself,” Je-ha finishes.

Once they arrive at their destination, Se-joon makes Je-ha swear to him that he’ll vow to protect Anna to the end if his intentions are noble. If so, Se-joon will go see his daughter. Je-ha swears it.

Chief Joo calls just then, and after Se-joon tells him where he is, he tells Je-ha that he didn’t go see Anna because that would put her in danger. He’s sold his soul to the devil for his ambitions, and in exchange he’s lost his morals and his loved ones.

Because ambition doesn’t come with brakes, all he can do is speed ahead to escape Yoo-jin’s clutches. Anna is a hostage and he needs the greatest power available in this nation to save her, Se-joon says. Furthermore, he can’t turn back now lest Yoo-jin deems Anna useless, which would only place her in more danger.

If he were to breathe one wrong word to Anna, Yoo-jin would find out about his plans and hide Anna someplace where he can never find her. So he considers Anna’s return to Korea as divine grace, though Je-ha never should have brought him here to see her.

But what’s done is done, and he asks that Je-ha keep his promise. “Let’s go…” Se-joon says, tears welling up in his eyes, “…and make my poor daughter even sadder.”

It isn’t long before Yoo-jin learns of Se-joon’s arrival, and she instructs Magic Mirror to link to the camera in Anna’s room. Se-joon registers the camera’s presence and announces his presence in a rich voice.

Seeing as Anna keeps her back toward him, he asks if she’s sleeping. He’s told she’s not, and he chuckles that his daughter must be angry with him. He apologizes that he’s just been very busy, and pretends to act surprised that Anna has a severe strawberry allergy.

He scolds the staff instead, then turns to her to baby her. Yoo-jin tsks while watching the feed, and Se-joon sends everyone else out.

Now that they’re alone, Se-joon sits on the bed and turns Anna over. He tells her warmly that they’re alone now, but Anna keeps her eyes shut. He wipes a tear from her cheek, and she opens her eyes.

She bursts into sobs and hugs him, as Se-joon pats her back. He thinks in voiceover, “I’m sorry, Anna.” She cries that she missed him, and he returns the sentiment.

He does his best to keep his tears at bay, then steps back to get a good look at his daughter. He says she’s all grown-up now, and asks her to wait until he becomes president, when she can have a normal life, like hanging out with friends and going on dates.

He tells her not to worry, and then Anna asks her father to listen: “Mom didn’t kill herself. I remembered everything that happened that night.” She tells him of how she found her mother unconscious, and someone covered her eyes and ears.

Yoo-jin is still watching as Se-joon tells Anna that that’s all in the past now—she must forget. Anna insists that it’s true, and she’s convinced that Yoo-jin killed her mother. Se-joon’s voice turns stern, as he tells her that he mustn’t say that to anyone. Doing so will endanger his career as well as her life.

He tells her that she went through a traumatic incident at a young age, and when Anna protests that she did give her mother the pills because she was crying, Se-joon cuts her off. He threatens to never see her again if she utters another word about it, leaving Anna shocked.

He pulls her in for another hug and apologizes to Anna again in his head. Je-ha arrives outside the door just as Anna asks, “Did you love Mom?” Again, Se-joon breaks into that trademark hearty chuckle and answers, “Of course I did. That’s why you were born.”

She then asks if her mother used her to blackmail him. Se-joon is taken aback by the question, but readily identifies that Yoo-jin is responsible for inserting that thought into Anna’s head. “You devil,” he thinks to himself.

“Is that why you threw me and Mom away?” Anna asks with tears in her eyes. Yoo-jin doesn’t tear away from her monitor as Se-jon replies that those are matters for a grown-up.

She argues that she’s an adult now too, but Se-joon tells her that none of those past matters matter anymore. Crying, she cites how her father just said he loved her mother, but Mom died and she was sent away and he didn’t even come looking for her.

Se-joon says he’s a man doing great things for this country, which means that smaller matters simply fall by the wayside. He breaks out that chuckle once more, and Anna utters, “She was right.”

“About what?” Se-joon asks. Anna thinks back to her earlier conversation with Yoo-jin and relays to her father that Yoo-jin was right. “Wishful thinking,” she breathes in Spanish, then sinks back into her bed.

Se-joon gets up from her bed and tells her to get some rest and take care of herself, the same parting words Yoo-jin left Anna with earlier. He promises to come and see her often, as Anna sobs quietly into her pillow.

Se-joon leaves the room with murder written on his face. Down in the sublevel, Yoo-jin bursts laughing—though the tear that rolls down her face betrays her laughs—and she thinks to herself, “To think that I placed my fate in the hands of a man like you.”

 
COMMENTS

I’ve been wondering this for some time now, but if keeping Anna hidden from the world is of utmost importance, why are there so many people in this world who do know so much about her? Her existence is supposed to be a constant threat to Yoo-jin and Se-joon, and yet we have characters like Master Song (who are great for exposition) claim they know very little, but in fact know a great deal about Anna’s background to teach to Je-ha.

But while exposition can be a helpful tool in learning more about our characters, sometimes in great depths, there are times here when we’re left to question how much of that information to trust. Take for example with Master Song, whose words are mixed in with some truth (like how Anna’s surname is Go) with some still unclear conclusions (like the public belief that Anna’s mother committed suicide). Most of what we know about Anna comes from an outside source, and if parts of that information are potentially unfounded or downright false, then what we have to work with is whatever she tells us herself which, aside from the few convictions of her father to keep her going, is still a new development for us onscreen.

What’s even sadder is that Anna is back in another prison following a near fatal allergic reaction. She had marked herself as the bad person in her father’s life, and her act of consuming the strawberry has everyone in this world suspecting that she would disappear out of concern for her father. That’s a morbidly sad thought, and for now, Anna is again under Yoo-jin’s lock and key in the JSS building. And yet she got to speak with both Yoo-jin and Se-joon separately, even if both conversations weren’t necessarily private.

Her conversation with Yoo-jin was an interesting dance, especially since Yoo-jin appealed to Anna’s plight as a potentially unloved daughter. One could say that Yoo-jin could be projecting some of her own father-daughter issues when she says fathers don’t truly understand how their daughters feel, but she also has a mastery in the art of manipulation. Well, as long as she has the upper hand. Watching Anna stick to her own memories was a good reminder that she sticks to her convictions, but then all it takes is planting one tiny idea to let that grow into a greater shadow of doubt.

In Se-joon’s case, he was aware of the camera, so anything he uttered aloud would be for Yoo-jin’s benefit. Despite his scoldings to Anna to not utter any ill of Yoo-jin, his “I’m sorry, Anna” voiceover and his pretending to not know about her allergy do suggest that he does care for Anna. But much like Yoo-jin and so many others, we’re left to question how much we should actually believe. His plans to have Anna live out a normal life had similar versions—he told Je-ha that he needed more power to save Anna, and he then told Anna aloud that he needed to become president for him to do all the fatherly things he’d like to do. With Yoo-jin holding so much power right now, I don’t know if he’ll be able to meet any of those promises to Anna. But if Yoo-jin says Dad’s lying, and Dad thinks that Yoo-jin’s lying, then who are we left to believe?

 
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Anna is child-like adult and right now I think the staff and crew of the drama makes JeHa as a strong foundation of making Anna into a stronger and a mature person as the story progresses. Right now they sympathize with each other, so i think we don't consider this as of the moment as an act of romantic feeling YET!! hahaha. Maybe in the upcoming episodes they will feel attracted to each other. MY SHIP IS KINDA SAILING PEOPLE. that CPR scene tho was like "the thirst is real" LOL

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You know you love this drama if you watched it RAW without understanding a single thing but still you just wait for Je Ha and Anna moments. The dedication is REAL!! haha Love Ji Chang Wook and Yoona in this action packed drama!!

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Oh yeah the love is real ???

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Same here! I love the raw versions from ep 6 onwards.

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I always look forward to Yoo-Jin and Je Ha having common screen time. I find this being meatier, heavier and full of subtleties.
On the other hand, when I see Yoo-Jin, I cannot stop thinking about the current presidential race in USA. This character is such food for thought. And the timing of the show...

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I have a feeling Anna might end up harming/killing her own father by the end of the drama?

I find it ironic how her father is acting this way because YJ forced him to, but she herself finds his behavior towards Anna despicable and is miserable watching him being the man she can no longer admire.

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That's what those tears and maniac laugh was aimed at. Loving a despicable man surely hurts a lot. I think Yoo-Jin hates herself too for ever having feelings for this kind of person.

That's the connection between Yoo Jin and Anna. Now a new man name Je Ha has entered their life and both will try to make an ally of him.

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True! I'm really confused because it seems YJ is always disappointed whenever SJ acts a bad husband/father. So does she want him or expect him to do something against her will?

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Anna's dad was a kind of b*stard in this ep. He still never learns about women flirting at him. tsk tsk. It's always like a typical Assemblyman Park Kwan Soo TRAP!!

I give props to Je Ha for bringing Se Joon to Anna even though for a shot moment. Deymm that CCTV if only Yoo-jin was not watching he could totally express himself to Anna.

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He needs to learn how to keep it in his pants. -_-

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Would it not be more accurate to say that he needs to keep his pants on?

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I think this entire concept of Yoo Jin is intriguing.

On one hand she hates Anna but on another one she's clearly rooting for her. She hates her husband not only for loving another woman but on some level hates her for abandoning Anna too because she compares this to her relationship with her father who abandoned her and chose and the mistress over her.

That being said I'm actually missing Jeha's interaction with Yoo Jin. She's clearly the most interesting character in the show when Jeha's abs are taken out of the ruling but their scene together was sparse and sorely missed

I'm glad to see that the OTP is finally sailing even though all we got was a CPR kiss and our hero going out of his mind for Anna but it was something good.

I still want to see Anna's side of this relationship.

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Yoojin rooting for Anna? LOL we must be watching different shows. Yoojin doesn't give a cahoot about anna and would have gotten rid of her a long time if anna's dad wasn't so meddling.

Some people are making Yoojin out to be a much nicer than she actually is lol

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Are you sure it is because the so-called Anna's father meddling made Yoo Jin didnt killed Anna from long time ago? Yes it might seems so. But this man's greediness wont allow his conscience to stop himself. Yoo Jin can even kill Anna long time before and can also tie her husband with anything else, because she is more than capable. Yoo Jin and her husband is not actually in a give-take relationship. Anna's father political power basically given by Yoo Jin. Without Yoo Jin, this man won't have any power. And I believe, Yoo Jin has no intention to kill Anna and Anna probably will be the cause of Yoo Jin's downfall.

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I do not think that Yoo Jin roots for Anna. She probably feels pity for her because she does remind her of herself and her relationship with her father. Yoo Jin needs Anna as a hostage to get into the Blue House...her husband is the only way she can get there. They have the same political ambitions and need each other to get there. Him playing happy family with Anna's mom was a threat which she could not ignore. So either she gave the order to have her killed or she is just pretending she did in order to keep him from doing something stupid like giving it all up for the sake of his daughter? We did not see the face of the man that was hiding behind the door in Anna's memory. So we cannot know who was behind it all.
Anna is the only thing Se Joon cares about other than becoming president. So she is the only weapon Yoo Jin has in order to keep him with her and get her to be First Lady. I do not think she could use anything else to get him to collaborate. I find it funny that he thinks that becoming president is the only power big enough to stop Yoo Jin. Even the Presidential Chief of Staff realised that if those 2 get into the Blue House she will be the one with the ultimate power and not her husband.

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I agree with you that Yoo jin is, for now, the most interesting character in the show.

Honestly, Anna and his manwhore of a father (will he never learn!?) are not so interesting characters. I don't care at all for Anna and, to be honest, her child-like behaviour is grating.

It makes no sense to me that she can be both a naive young woman scared by everything as a result of having been cut off of society at large and also a resourceful girl that sneaks out and finds her father in that church.

It also doesn't make any sense at all that Jeha feels anything but pity and compassion towards her. Their interactions have been so limited and their maturity level simply does not match at all.

On the other hand, Yoo Jin and Jeha's interactions are sizzling. Now, if only we could get some love/hate out of that! LOL I will keep dreaming about what that could have been like.

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I enjoy this show but for some reason every time I watch it I flash back to that scene in Greatest Love, the one where they where viewing Dokko Jin's movie. I wonder why?

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While this episode was a snooze fest, I did enjoy learning the Assemblyman's backstory; but then again I couldn't tell how much truth there was in there. Like everyone on this show has a hidden agenda and the truth is never a priority.

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Hm.. Does anyone feel like they can compare this show to Yongpal? Not the quality - I mean in phases. Like, the phase in which the female lead is finally interacting with the male lead and warming each other's souls up or whatever

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Yes. Yongpal was infinitely better while the female lead was in a coma. Then it started going downhill once the female lead started acting.

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yup, I remember yongpal. the female was acting better while she was asleep. lmao. this drama is getting into yongpal territory but i kinda expected that coming from this writer.

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Thanks for the recap, gummimochi! Interesting comments. I think this is what I like about this show that it lets the audience decide whom to believe, like you know how in rom coms we root for one lead to get the girl. So far though it is hard to believe both of them. But, I really enjoyed this episode.

Also, what's with the burn mark of park kwan soo's men, isn't that a bit extreme? Anybody else reminded of harry potter's death eaters?

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less action, T.T
the show keep making me think thag I am sort of music conductor, I want the choir to have rest and the Ost to play in lower volume.

Did anyone have thought if you had "the mirror"??
I think I will make iron man suit and travel with it..

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Iron man suit.. *LOL*

If I have mirror I will ask her to update me on JCW up to every tiny detail of what he do.. She could stalk him for me. And take picture too! *lol*

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ooh take picture without the heat sensor... I see you do there.....

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This episode just cemented my hatred for Yoo-Jin. I despise her so much. I feel bad for everyone who has anything to do with her. And I don't like Se-join either, but if he really does love Anna, then I can respect him for wanting to give her a normal life.

My heart just goes out to Anna so much. I really can't wait until the show develops her relationship with Je-ha. He'll add a level of stability to her life that she desperately needs. I also ship them so hard, but I feel that romance should be secondary in their relationship. Friendship first. Make them each other's confidant and friend first, and that will inevitably lead to romance. Let's take it slow, show, please!

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Out of the entire show it's Yoo Jin I love. She's practically feral. She's a very clever woman, but something went very twisty and wrong and she views the world in a sociopathic way.

I'm much more interested to find out why she is the way she is. She's a great planner but a vicious one, taking the most painful route to any destination rather than looking for persuasion or coercion that could produce an ally. Instead she's surrounded herself with people who would turn on her at a moment's notice.

That said, she doesn't strike me as someone born that way. Yoo Jin feels like someone who came with the basic impulses, but who was made like this through a long process that involved a lot of getting backed into corners and lashing out. She's kept the lashing out, she just does it preemptively now, and while she's incredibly subtle she goes right for the jugular even if it's not strictly needed.

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Agree, Yoo Jin is the most interesting character

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I find Yoo Jin's governing style really interesting, because she's always giving something up first to get something in return. She presented the Presidential Chief of Staff with evidence that compromises herself to create a situation where they have to cooperate because now there's a threat of mutually assured destruction. Similarly she used the microchip and the turned seductress for hire to establish a stalemate with Representative Park and not as threats. She puts up with Se-joon's affairs even though she's essentially holding him hostage through Anna and could put an end to them.

I just think they're interesting choices, because to avoid carrying out a threat she's risking and losing more than she has to.

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Madam Yoo Jin's loyal assistant hinted at a mental illness early on. Could she be schizophrenic or have extreme paranoia?

Also, it appears that she has known Assemblyman Park Kwan Soo for some time. I'm intrigued by their past.

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It's usually the cunning two-faced villainous strategist that catches my attention as opposed to the adorable charming accident prone heroine which is a dime a dozen in kdrama land.

Yoo jin manages to keep me tuned in to the show because let's face it, her inner socio-psychopathic tendencies is just as delightful as that kitten climbing up the tiled roof. The people around her continue to push her buttons and I cannot wait until she's at the edge of the cliff and goes tick..tick..tick..boom on everyone!

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I think circumstances certainly shape the Yoo Jin we now know.
I mean we don't know how was her in the past. Probably Yoo Jin & Se Joon was happily married until Se Joon was found out having affair and she becomes crazy and tied the man. Or probably she really loved him in the past that she's willing to marry mere assemblyman and believe someday he'll become great politician or something.
I'm curious of Past Yoo Jin and Past Se Joon and what actually changed them to terrible, terrible people.

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+1 me too. Song Yoon Ah is the only reason I'm still watching this show.

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+1 , So did I

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+1 me too. I watch this show because of Song Yun Ah ... her acting is so good here

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Every time K2 peeked into the patient room through the tiny glass, my heart went a flutter. Gosh, how could a man that beautiful and captivating?

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I know, that scene when they were looking at each other, while Anna was remembering how he tried to save her by CPR, What I saw in JH's face, was a man who is worried, guilty, vulnerable and compassionate all rolled into one facial expression.. it's subtle and priceless..

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Everybody lies.

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I hope with this episode Yoojin x Jeha shippers can finally realize their is no chance for this ship... Jeha was obviously irked while listening to Yoojin's conversation with Anna... his respect for her might just have depreciated a bit too. Let's see if by the end of the show they will really be able to be "friends".

Yoojin is a piece of work... after watching this episode and episode 12 I will conclude she has psychotic tendencies and probably needs to visit a psychologist alongside anna (maybe they can do some bonding? xD) Song Yoona is a excellent actress, she plays such a believable and realistic villain

I'm not sure whether to belive the dad or not but that's the least of my concerns... even if he turns out to be the good guy between him and yoojin in the end, how are they going to explain his constant perving on women? he may need to join anna and yoojin on their psychologist trip for his sex addiction. He's a total sleazebag so i'm not sure if I will ever grow to completely like his character... I will however give him props if he does end up doing things in the best interest of anna

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Yes I agree. Very hard to even feel like the dad could be remotely good when he's constantly a creepy perv all the time. Not to mention, he's already had two women try to harm him. I mean, doesn't he think about what he's doing - like he might end up dead if he doesn't stop picking up random women lol.

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I take it differently. I could see dad as the best presidential candidate at the moment not just because we ran out of other good options but because I feel like there's going to be more developments from his character sans his womanizing weakness, which makes him human and more realistic tbh

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I don't know if I like the dad at all either, the way I see it. His cheating is the only way he can hurt or get back at his wife emotionally because she controls everything else so well. This is the only aspect of him (his sleeziness/sleeping around) that she has no control over and each time he does it, it hurts her so bad. Especially his reaction the first time we saw him cheating. Felt more like he enjoyed getting caught by her and left a mess for her to clean up as well purposely. Almost like he was watching and waiting to see how she was going to clean up the mess although he knew perfectly well how.

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As Yoo Jin was saying after the umbrella scene she is aware that she cannot tame this wolf. So no chance for her to do that. And as eyeliner prince from Scarlet Heart once said: a wolf is always loyal to his lady wolf (for life). So I assume Anna, with her innocence and pure ways, will be the one not to tame but to gain his loyalty. And she will be the one he will follow to the end.

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Thanks @ gummimochi
I'm amused that K2 ends up saving one family member after another, from Park Kwon Soo and also generally from each other or from themselves. His loyalties lie with himself. He will save anyone because he can and because if he failed, his guilt would be great.

The show does have quite a lot of exposition and politicking talk or ad hoc political campaigning, however I found the car chat between Se Joon and K2 enlightening. I had to brighten my screen in order to see the expressions on the faces in the dark car interior. It got me thinking that Se Joon is continually putting on performances for his wife to manipulate her as well. He needs to be seen as a womanising, weak puppet and to hide what he really hopes to do.

Still, I wonder why Se Joon had to make himself out to be such a jerk and uncaring of Anna, in order to keep her safe from Yoo Jin. If he appeared to care more for Anna, it would make her a more valuable hostage from Yoo Jin's point of view. So I'm somewhat puzzled.

I'm amused that Je Ha never did go to Cloud 9 as ordered by Yoo Jin, and apparently he survived without her wrath showing up anywhere, or any consequences. With the ruthless Yoo Jin, Je Ha seems to be her weak point.

I like the action sequences (a bit too long though, some are). This time we get the car race against time driving action and although deplorably, simultaneously putting all lives in the way at great risk, it was nicely shot and choreographed.

It's taking rather a long time to get more into deeper character development than what we got from flashbacks or voiceovers, but I trust that it's just around the corner.

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I was also puzzled by how anna will become useless as a hostage. What did he mean by that? If their relationship is close, anna will become only powerful as a hostage, right? Maybe that is why he is keeping his distance.

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The gates to the dark side are open for Anna. They are more than willing to accommodate her.

Pls let her go to the dark side. I want angry Anna to butt heads with cunningly devious Yoo jin.

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Yes! That would be awesome to see! But not sure whether the show would go that way. Because she is mostly portrayed as child like and helpless but she hates yoo jin, so there maybe a chance. I feel like its going to be a yoo jin vs. Je ha story from now on.

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That's a waste of Anna's story arc if that'll happen.

Cause here's where we're at:

- Jeha wants revenge for Raniya's death, obviously his target is Assemblyman Park.
- Yoo jin wants power and uses Anna's father as proxy to the Blue House if he wins the upcoming presidential elections.
- Yoo jin must have had a falling out with Assemblyman Park considering he's on both her watch list and kill list.
- Se Joon is a flat out patsy in this political war. He's the face but not the brains behind things.
- Anna is leverage used by Yoo jin to control Se joon.
- Jeha needs Yoo jin as intel and manpower resource for his plight against Assemblyman Park.
- Yoo jin needs Jeha to protect her and watch over Anna, but hey he does more than just protecting these two ladies! Ramyun cooking and poisoning included.
- Jeha watches over Anna and sympathizes with both her past and current situation. He manages to get Se joon meet with Anna and the father-daughter have their first reunion in 10 years. Se joon trades this meeting and asks Jeha to protect Anna at all costs until the very end; Jeha agrees. He does something really crazy in episode 8 that I still don't know how this will affect his relationship with Yoo jin.

So if we take Anna out of the equation, we have to take Se joon out as well? The story has now several focal points so there really is a need for the story to circle back to Jeha's story arc soon else we'll be watching 3 shows within K2.

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I was puzzled by this as well. Then I got to thinking, just how deep is Se-joon's game? Is he really as weak and powerless as he appears? Just how much is he manipulating is wife? It is apparent that he needs her money for his campaign, and I think that is why he married Yoo-jin the first place. Only after he married her did Se-joon find out that she's completely crazy. In a fit of jealousy she murdered, or had murdered, Anna's mom and kidnapped Anna. When Se-joon says in his greed he sold his soul to the devil I think it was at this point.

If Se-joon had given up his ambitions at that point I think he could have taken back Anna and walked away if he were smart about it. For example, if he had public admitted Anna was his daughter and he had betrayed Yoo-jin and Anna's mother both. He could have retired from public life for his sins. Yoo-Jin would have looked like a faithful martyr of an abandoned wife. This would leave her free to find someone else to push to the presidency.

Se-joon didn't walk away though. He allowed Anna to continue as a hostage. In fact, in many ways she may be as much his hostage as Yoo-jin's. If he leaves Anna in Yoo-Jin's hands and pretends to be weak and womanizing, he gets to keep using Yoo-jin and her money. If he shows that he cares too much though Yoo-jin might just decide to try to kill Anna in another insane fit. Tus she would be a useless hostage for Se-joon's purpose.

If this show were really clever, and I am not sure yet that it is, Se-joon could turn out to be the most evil of the bunch.

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I think Se Joon is trying to make Yoo Jin believe he does not care for Anna in order for Yoo Jin to loose interest in her and maybe let her go? Or at least stop keeping her locked in like she id doing now? If Yoo Jin realises that he cares deeply for Anna she could use Anna to make him do even more what she wants. But he does not want to be more of a slave to her than he already is. What he did until now was somehow ok for him as he does want to become president but Yoo Jin could probably force him to do worst things or maybe she could take away all his freedom which means no mistresses and fooling around which are probably the only few things he still enjoys doing when not forced to pretend to be a loving husband.

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This the 1st drama that I'm interested in more than 2 characters and their stories. The writer has been hooked on 4 characters! Wait...I'm keen to know what's Chief Joo's personal agenda...oh oh...can't wait to find out if politician Park will eventually get his throat slit by JH during a barber session.

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Re. Chief Joo: I'm also curious as to where is actual loyalties lie. Is he for Madam Yoo Jin, as he is part of her Cloud Nine inner circle, or for Assemblyman Jang, who has placed his daughter's safety in his hands? What is his real motivation as he and Je Ha go way back and seems to have been betrayed by the same people?

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I agree with you Sesame. All 4 characters got me interested

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Is it unfair to judge K2 based on my love for City Hunter and Healer?? K2 has been ONLY kicks and punches so far, and whenever Ji Chang Wook takes a break from fighting, he's sharing a sizzling (but so awkward???) screentime with Song Yoon Ah. Every episode looks the same to me - JCW fights, SYA scowls and Anna's father tries to get some sex. The tone of the show is so uneven too. The parts that are supposed to be funny are just unreal (how did Anna's flirty bodyguard get hired for the job?!). I like YoonA but her character is so poorly written. She's supposed to be anti-social right? Doesn't seem like it though! Sigh. End of rant.

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Why do you think she is antisocial? Because Yoo Jin's workers said so? I really think you should take anything Yoo Jin and her people say about Anna with a grain of salt.

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Well, I had assumed so about her anti-social character because it was described as 'reclusive.. severe social phobia' on the writeup of her YoonA's role before the filming of the drama.

But based on the drama so far, she's child-like and rather cute! (Which is a good thing cos I like a smiling YoonA.)

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People only think Anna is antisocial because she just chose not to talk to them... the only problem with Anna is her fear of flashes and the fact that she doesn't know how to do some basic things on her own due to the fact she was confined her whole life.

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lol, i just lost it after episode 8. up until this point this show feels like a nascar racing to me, around and around and around. i kinda lost hope in the writer, seems like the writer will probably choose the typical safety plot with yoojin as the typical villain by showing how evil she is after each episode, and so by the end everyone will come together to destroy the ultimate wicked woman because we've all seen how evil she is...yawn...very boring writer-nim, common, shakes things up, makes something more interesting and unorthodox especially choi yoojin is probably the most interesting villain in kdramaland thanks mostly to song yoon ah's amazing acting skill.

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You're not alone. As much as I love JCW to pieces and really like Yoona (loved her in his last drama), both characters are poorly written and the plot is lacking. The only thing that shines is Yoo-Jin, I guess due to a combination of the actress talents and the writer spending more time with her in order to make us know how evil she is. The development of Je Ha and Anna relationship and their own motivations seem artificial and forced. What's with this sudden fascination of Je Ha with Anna? They should have shown us some shared moments so we could follow (the ramen dancing does not count in my book as something that makes you deeply care for someone). The way they show it, I just can't understand his sudden utter concern; he looks at her as if she was his longtime girlfriend and they have barely spoken twice... I feel bad for the leading trio, because I like them all as actors and I am sure they are capable of captivating me, with the right direction and script. Awww, I was waiting for JCW next project with high expectations...maybe next time he will steal my heart again :)

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Maybe Anna reminds JH a bit of Ranyia? Both women ended up in hell with no one that could help them get out. Anna was described to him like a crazy loner which she is not. He is the only one that saw that she is just a normal girl who is frightened and alone. I think he does feel pity for her and maybe he does see a bit of himself in her. I assume now or later, after he completely falls for her, he will try to save her and get her out like he was trying to do with Ranyia but hopefully this time he will have a plan and it will not end with the girl getting killed. There could have been some more scenes with them together that would have helped the audience understand that JH is starting to feel some kind of emotions for Anna. Maybe these scenes ended up on the cutting room floor?

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I have been really thinking about how Anna is suddenly 'socially conscious' and smart and i almost kicked myself when I realized "why should i believe anything those people say about Anna?'. She probably does not even have social phobia, it is probably just a speech they give so the guards do not think anything strange about locking up a twenty-something year old woman. I was so disappointed in the writer at first for that plothole.... and now, I am back to enjoying the story. Yay!

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So glad you picked that up and enjoying the show. It was never a plothole as some still believe. Anna is a smart girl but she chose to appear like a recluse...I imagine she is vigilant and always figuring how to get out of captivity. That's why the writer gave us the scene at the airport where she interacted with YJ's secretary and showed some defiance.

But Anna is still trapped in her child-like innocence especially how she regards her dad. It's heartbreaking.

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Lol yeah, me too! I was sad because I LOVE JCW, and i was sad I was going to have to power thru a plotless drama just to drool over my bae.
Anna is definitely not anti-social. She is just innocent. A similar character might be Louis from Shopping King Louis. Except while Louis's childlike innocence is funny and cute. Hers is sad and depressing

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Wait till Anna gets some upperhand in these relationships....i believe she will be a handful even for jae ha.............

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@Eerinmide Go Go Excellent point! If you consider An-Na's behavior rather than the dialogue about her, you get a much different picture. We know that she managed to escape on several occasions. Every failed escape would result in tighter security, but yet she still managed to escape more than once. She learned from her failed escape attempts. Her plans got better and better. The use of an electric blanket to mask her heat signature was just plain genius. It demonstrated her careful analysis of the security system. She specifically took the ear piece with her when she escaped and used it to monitor her pursuit. If fact the only thing her escape lacked was the theme music from MISSION: Impossible playing in the background. She continually demonstrated her awareness of her pursuers weaknesses and countered them. The best example of her methodical planning was the choice of a crowded church to meet her father. Talk about choosing the perfect location. She spent her teens in a nunnery, so it was her turf. If you need help from a bunch of total strangers nuns and priests are usually a very safe bet. A nun's clothing is so conservative it is easy to hide your features, but still be inconspicuous. Who notices one lone nun among several dozen? Especially on a large church grounds. How do you explain to the crowd the big guys in black suits harassing harmless nuns? She kicked their butts and rubbed their noses in it, in the absolutely nicest way possible. Heck she even sang them a beautiful song.

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i watch this raw and i cried!!!!

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There were a lot I liked about this story - even the action was interesting since it focused on characters rather than just being there. I find all the characters fascinating... except Anna at this point. I mean I like her to a degree... and I keep wanting to like her character more but all they let her do is cry. Sure, that might be a somewhat realistic reaction, at least for her personality type, but its so boring. It's also hard to see how she can be so enamored with her father after she's been a hostage for more than a decade? Even if she thinks her father is controlled by Yoo-Jin; I have a hard time understanding her choice to just simply eat strawberry ice cream and die because she feels she's a "burden" for her father.
Also her obsession with finding out what happened to her mother is understandable... but somewhat pointless. So what if Yoo-Jin killed her mom (or perhaps didn't do it)? It's not like finding out changes anything. Yoo-Jin will still be in control. I mean, if someone wanted to take Yoo-Jin down, she's already down enough evil stuff that they could find something to destroy her with.
Really Je-Ha's devotion to Anna is what makes her interesting. Because he cares so much, I end up caring for her for his sake.

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You are 9, you lost your mom, and shipped off to a nunnery. You have little contact with the rest of the world. Would it not be reasonable that the child channels her emotion to her only living relative?

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Anna wanting to know about her mother's death is not pointless. It was her mother and probably the one of the two people she ever loved (the other one is her father). She needs closure and she believes she killed her mother (either directly or indirectly) irrespective of what yoo jin did or didn't do, she will always feel guilty and that is one heavy baggage to be carrying around all the time. For her to move on from it, she needs to know how her mother actually died.

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I agree, Anna needs closure, walking through the neighborhood she once knew, and speaking with someone who knew them....she needs to be heard, and verification that it all really did happen and not her imagination. I think the writer is being sensitive to Anna's story by letting her cry so much. All the memories come from Korea, she is now in Korea, and the memories are coming alive, hence all her questioning to her dad. She needs answers for her own existence, to be able to go on.

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I'm trying REALLY hard to focus on the promised OTP developing story. Cry with Anna about her woes. Sneer with K2 at everyone who is hurting her. Hate step mom. Feel pity for dad. Roll my eyes at J4 and that other lady. But I'm just not into it. I keep laughing and cringing.

The inconsistent writing is problematic. The directing is terrible. Most of the acting is believable..enough. SYA is simply slaying. I only ever rewatch her scenes. However, I'm still watching, so obviously something is keeping me invested.

Such a waste; The K2.

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I actually wouldn't mind if the show break after episode 8. Give the creators and creative team some time to converse, plan, and workshop what they what to convey for the remaining episodes. What is the story? How can they tell it in the most effective and amusing way? A way that utilizes innovation and honest artistry, challenges their actors and leaves their audience compelled. They have the tools for that. I can see the potential. It's just that right now, the show feels like a bad power point presentation.

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i know what u mean, i don't have problem with im yoona's acting, she's quiet good and convincing in those crying scenes, jcw is also good, sya is amazing. they relied too much on sya's acting to carry the whole show, but right now the plot is going no where.

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I feel you. the show makes me cringe and i'm not really tuned to anyone's emotions. Except unlike you i don't think there is enough in the show to keep me invested. Nobody is acting bad but i'm really not feeling for any character except SYA. So i have to chalk it down to bad writing.

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I just think its the writing and directing. Terrible. Somehow, when SYA and the opposition political guy is doing a scene, its soo different. That's how I can tell rookies from performers who know how to flesh out their roles. They are pushing the drama along. Even the actor who plays the dad. His character is repulsive at times and I believe it. He's good too. But when the younger actors are on screen, everything turns to mush. Its all over the place.

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I believe that the PD deliberately hid Anna away until episode 6 and let SYA and JCW carry the show and build up interest in the show. Up till then the scenes between JCW and SYA were electric, and its no surprise the ratings jumped up 2% in episode 6 after the rain scene in episode 5. But in episode 6 and later the plot has focused on Anna and Jeha and its like watching a direct to DVD action film. However I can't fault JCW, because he was fantastic with SYA previously.

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I think I hate the dad the most. So he thinks because he sold his soul to devil or whatever he's allowed to have physical relationships with every single girl available in town..and this emotional excuses of asking for sympathies look like a hypocrisy to me when it's clear he's having fun lol. The character is just a lazy old man who wants to have fun. So when writer tries to show how he cares for Anna, it comes off as a double standard, doesn't match his character in the first place.
Anyway this drama reminds me of megamind at times. It's like the writer can't take sides, whether it should be yoojin's side if story or Anna's.

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The concept of K2 is actually good and the directing is pretty decent. The major flaw to me is the introduction of the characters. Its the same issue that Cinderella had when the second lead came on with such a strong start and overshadowed Jung Il Woo's character in the first 6 episodes of the show.

If the writers of K2 visioned Anna to be an integral part of the storyline, they could have invested her character development in the first 4 episodes parallel to Yoo jin's storyline. That would have made such a difference for this show.

What irks me is that the flow of the story is just so messed up. One minute I got Je ha kicking ass the next minute he's swooning. I need proper pacing done so I can fully believe in the direction of where the story is headed.

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Love your whole take on the current scenario...reading the recaps it seems like yoojin is being given the treatment down to the usual bitchy role. So I might drop the drama after all . But at least I'm glad that I discovered song yoon ah.

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I don't really see anything inconsistent writing though. Everything's being moving along in a believable, realistic manner.

What's more, at the beginning nothing much was grabbing my attention except the quality of the production (music, action scenes, overall cinematography) and Yoo Jin. I didn't like the fact that nothing was going on except for action scenes. Now the plot is moving forward, because all the characters are out and three out of four are complex (I really think JH is the weakest of them all). The dynamics between all characters promise a lot, Anna promises development, Yoo Jin will definitely change (for good or worse). There's just so much out there for the show now (unless they mess it up).

Love story? What love story? It's not like there's been anything but hints thrown here and there so far (and all on JH's side). Anna's not ready for it, it's only normal I'm not feeling it either.

Maybe it's because I wasn't expecting that much from the show, but I'm satisfied with it, I don't think it's a waste. Yet.

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On point. I can't put my finger to JH too...I think he hasn't made his move and all I see is his reaction to situations and people. But that's also interesting because I want to see how he's going to deal with the conflicting interests of the other 3 characters vis-a-vis his own agenda.

I like the drama from the beginning...the action scenes got me all excited but I wasn't emotionally vested till ep 5. The umbrella scene got me hooked into the heart of the drama really...

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The K2 is pulling Jekyll & Hyde inside me. Sometimes I see some amazing scenes and praise this drama in astonishment. But sometimes it's so frustrating I want to yell and slap someone's face.
That's what the show done to me.

Regardless, I echoes your sentiment, such a waste of talent. If only the writer is a bit more competent, we could have very interesting drama right now.

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Thanks for the recap. I know many don't agree with me, but I don't think that Je-ha has any romantic attraction to either Yoo-jin or Anna, yet. I think that the writer and director are is some ways playing tricks on the audience by taking advantage of our expectations.

For example, the way the car rescue scene is shot. There were certain cues, the way the shot was framed, the slow motion, and the music, that typically would cue the audience that, "Ah, this is a romantic scene!" However, if you look at the actual actions of the characters before and after you will see that it really isn't. Je-ha in particular is very clearly shown to have no romantic interest in Yoo-jin what so ever. He only went to her house to protect the elderly couple. He had no interest in seeing her again. Sure, he saved Yoo-jin after the accident, but I think that is because it is just in his nature to do so. Je-ha has been shown time and again to be the kind of man that jumps in to rescue people. We haven't seen anything to indicate that he is the kind of man to let someone die trapped in a burning car, regardless of who they are. After that accident, he had no desire to stay anywhere near Yoo-jin and only came back into contact with her when forced bt circumstances. The only reason he is still around her is to get at Assemblyman Park.

I don't see any romantic interest in Anna at this point either. I said this last week, and I still think it holds true. Je-ha pities, sympathizes with, and feels guilt toward Anna. His guilt as only gotten deeper this week. When he is watching over her in the infirmary, his thoughts are all centered around the fact that he gave her the ice cream and said it was from her dad. To me, this clearly indicates he is feeling some guilt as well as pity that she would feel her suicide is the best option for everyone.

As far as the infamous ramen scenes, I don't think that those show any romantic feelings at this point either. There may have been some appreciation for Anna's attractiveness when she was smiling and happy, but that does not necessarily equate to immediate romantic interest. Je-ha is in a situation where he has to be guarded at almost all times. Only when his is in a room by himself can he let go and show the more vulnerable parts of himself. If you think about it, Je-ha must be a very lonely person. It's almost as if he was vicariously enjoying a moment of connection with someone.

After this episode, some might point to his obvious worry for Anna as proof of Je-ha's romantic feelings for her. However, I would like to point out again that Je-ha has been shown repeatedly to go out of his way to rescue people he barely knows, even from life threatening situations. Case one, the cleaning woman that he breaks though the window of a freaking high rise to rescue. Case two, the elderly couple he confronts the dragon Yoo-jin in her own cave to protect. When only he was threatened, Je-ha simply left. Only a threat to...

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engage the enemy.

Frankly speaking, I hope that the writer holds off on any romantic entanglements period, or at least waits until the very end to develop them. It would be great if Je-ha and Anna could develop a relationship as friends first. (I don’t see any type of romantic relationship possible with Yoo-jin what so ever. Sorry shippers. I think that Je-ha will only see her as a foe that he might temporarily ally with.) Anna and Je-ha are both lonely isolated people, albeit in different ways. If they can open up to and support one another, they could become good friends and later develop romantic feelings for one another.
I know, this writer doesn’t have the greatest track record for being clever. In my ideal world lessons would have been learned about rushing romances from Yong Pal. I can hold out hope though until proven wrong.
That or some episode soon Assemblyman Park will suddenly pull off his Kim Gab-soo looking mask, Mission Impossible style, to reveal that he is actually No Face. Rather than dying with Writer Oh, another writer’s lazy characterization allowed him to jump dramas and take over another villain. This is, of course, a skill he learned from Truck of Doom when they were briefly the same entity in W.

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But JCW said in their livestream that the story is about how JeHa and Anna fall in love despite all odds lol. That's not verbatim but close enough to what he said. In fact what he said made me feel that this is actually an action-romance drama haha

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Well then, I hope they show the all odds they go against. By that I mean I hope the relationship takes awhile to develop. It can be a romance if they don't actually realize or act on their feelings until the last episode or so.

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I feel like this writer's weakness is lead character motivation. In YongPal & K2, it really was so unbelievable that both main characters learned all the top secret areas/information about their workplaces immediately. And also that they both developed some fierce attachment to the female leads without a natural forming relationship. I get Jeha being intrigued by Anna & feeling guilty that he couldn't help her until the end in Spain... but it's strange to me that he so aggressively protects her (before his promise to Se-Joon) when even Chief Joo is like "Why are you acting out of character? Just act like you always did, not caring about others."

And it's cool how we've basically completely forgotten Anna's social phobia. As if there needed to be more misinterpretations of mental illness in media.

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I don't think that they forgot Anna's social phobia. I don't think she ever had it. We were never actually shown her to have social phobia. We were only told she did by employees of JSS, and they aren't exactly trustworthy informants when it comes to Anna. Also, they have gotten their info from where? Yoo-jin? She has no interest in letting Anna get close to people. It would serve her interest very well to make up such a lie.

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I totally understand what you're saying & it's a good point. That intention is a possibility.
I would believe it if this were a better writer... but in this case it just seems sloppy. No one is really trustworthy in this drama, that's the point of this episode as well. So how can the writer give us background information full of half truths & never clarify what isn't true? (At least when it's not relevant to some plot twist later on.) It clearly is true that Anna has issues with lights & it was true she didn't want to interact with Mi-Ran (understandably) or the housekeeper, willingly confining herself to her room during the day, which was their interpretation of social phobia.

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1 word: Pacing

If they fix that and find continuity with each characters storyline, it'll lessen the current disconnect between the story and its characters.

The chemistry between Jeha and the A.I is real ?

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Yeah, maybe. There's a possibility it could be turned around at this point. But since the writer's pacing in consistent with YongPal, I'm not very hopeful lol. I was optimistic around episode 4 but I'm trying not to lose hope completely now...

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Also LOL @ the chemistry comment >__<
He was very passionate while interacting with "her" hahaha

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cont.
engage the enemy.

Frankly speaking, I hope that the writer holds off on any romantic entanglements period, or at least waits until the very end to develop them. It would be great if Je-ha and Anna could develop a relationship as friends first. (I don’t see any type of romantic relationship possible with Yoo-jin what so ever. Sorry shippers. I think that Je-ha will only see her as a foe that he might temporarily ally with.) Anna and Je-ha are both lonely isolated people, albeit in different ways. If they can open up to and support one another, they could become good friends and later develop romantic feelings for one another.
I know, this writer doesn’t have the greatest track record for being clever. In my ideal world lessons would have been learned about rushing romances from Yong Pal. I can hold out hope though until proven wrong.
That or some episode soon Assemblyman Park will suddenly pull off his Kim Gab-soo looking mask, Mission Impossible style, to reveal that he is actually No Face. Rather than dying with Writer Oh, another writer’s lazy characterization allowed him to jump dramas and take over another villain. This is, of course, a skill he learned from Truck of Doom when they were briefly the same entity in W.

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Sorry about the weird double post from above. My computer suddenly lost its mind, I think.

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I'm probabllllllllly going to drop this one now.

Besides Yoo-jin, i really have no interest in anyone and that is mainly how awesome SYA is in this show ...

Everyone else is just meh! ... Even JCW. Not his acting but the character (I love you baby! but what are you doing in this wreck?)

The tone is uneven, the story is all over the place. The show has a bad habit of drawing out scenes whether its the action or the cringy ramen ones ... is there even a larger theme or arc because YJ being the big bad is getting old really fast. The other political rival is a complete clown. Anna is a snooze fest. I just want to change the channel when she appears.

Might give ep. 8 a last chance ...

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oh! and Yonna to her credit is doing ok in the acting department. There is a lesson here for all shows casting idols.

There is so much automatic hate for idols that its better that you show them bare minimum for the first 4 episodes. when finally all the scrutiny dies down, then give them scenes. Of course its possible that another actor may have walked away with the show by then but its better than the relentless hate

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I disagree. The show has fallen apart since they gave idol Yoona more scenes. We were all raving about The K2, about how fantastic IYA and JCW were, up till and in episode 5. Then they gave IYA's screentime to idol Yoona, and suddenly the 50% of the show that has been fantastic has been replaced by a snorefest.

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The show has not fallen apart cause of Yoona or her performance, the show hasn't fallen apart at all, it just had a change of pace form more action oriented to more character oriented. And ever since Anna started showing up more the ratings have risen in Korea.

People are just stuck on YooJin story line that , honestly ,has nothing to offer at this point. I feel like the more screen time they give to YooJin the more she becomes the typical crazy villain we all saw a million times. She was interesting while she had a little mystery around her, now shes becoming a cliche.

Annas character on the other hand has a potential to grow into something more by the end of the drama, or at least i hope. I want drama to go a little more into relationship between Anna and YooJin ,i find their scenes together the most fascinating to watch.

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I also think that Yoo jin as character already showing a lot of her story and the more we saw her, I am afraid that it just make her too evil and crazy...
She is fascinating but it feels like we already knew it all, so the story have to move towards character we need to know more.
As example the dad and Anna

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No ratings have fallen since Anna got significant screen time. Ratings have a lag effect where if people like what happens in an episode they recommend their friends to watch the next episode.

Episode 5 was the sprinkler scene with jcw and sya, that got everyone excited, and they recommended others to watch K2, and the next episode, Episode 6 on Saturday, the ratings peaked.

In Episode 6 and after, Anna has got more screen time. But unlike Episode 5 which brought in more viewers in Episode 6, a large number of viewers watching Episode 6 with Anna's increase screen time, were not convinced to watch the next episode, Episode 7. This weeks ratings for Episode 7 and 8 are below Episode 6's ratings, roughly 15% to 25% lower. So giving Anna a lot more scene time has so far dropped the ratings roughly 15% to 25%.

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The ratings could have dipped because the storyline went from Jason Bourne to Romeo & Juliet.

So there could be a % of viewers lost because the episode disengaged itself from their expectation of the show. Again, the shows lack of content continuity is its greatest flaw. There's so much speculation regarding Yoona's performance and regardless if some think its due to that, I don't think its entirely that.

Both the writer and director have to agree what K2 is all about. If we're going by the premise of the show, its supposedly a thriller-action story which is fine and interjecting a little romantic vibe is not going to kill the show, but if they can't decide what the focal point of the story is, then everythings bound to go south from here on out. I'm still hopeful that the production team can get their act together because its such a waste of good acting talents from the likes of SYA and JCW.

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@solb The rating dropped because we currently have the play-off season in Baseball in Korea.

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Mature woman watch dramas, not men. Men watch baseball. Also baseball wasn't on Saturday. The rating dropped 15% to 25% because of Anna's storyline.

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Lol while you're saying this. It's clearly different in knetz views. I mean, if you go take a look at The K2's official fb, the rating is at peak during Yoona's relating scenes. Dude... if you hate her just say so.

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Girl, no. The ratings don't related to any of the cast. And most of the highest ratings in the episodes are at Anna's scenes. Facts before you wanna talk shit.

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Girl, no. The ratings don’t related to any of the cast. And most of the highest ratings (peaked ratings, not the ratings for the whole episode) in the episodes are at Anna’s scenes. Facts before you wanna talk shit.

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lol, one word of advice, just drop it before u start watching ep 8, cuz you'll end up like me, so disappointed in the writing that even SYA's amazing acting skill can't keep me invested in this show any longer, what a messed.........

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Uhmm... honestly, I watched for JCW from the start. And in him i'm concentrating my mind and soul. I'm not emotionally invested in the story, politics, or love line. Just him. ^^

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I am so invested with Choi Yoo Jin that I cannot drop this now. But will skip scenes which made me yawning to lesser my complaints.

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Glad to know that I'm not the only one sticking up only for her. I'm fast forwarding more than half of the drama's scenes now to be honest.

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@Sam, @RedRosette @Pat Whenever I look for new episodes, I searched for Yoo Jin's scenes first and then I will go back to watch the entire episode. I need to satisfy myself first that Yoo Jin still has lot screen times.

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Me too! She's basically carrying the entire the show at this point. Everyone else is so blahhh

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Choi Yoo Jin's scenes are all worth the watch. As for the others,uhmm...

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Make your life easy darling just stop watching, this show is obviously not for you okay. I don't understand the big announcement for dropping the drama. The show will continue its run whether you watch it or not. So what's the big deal..

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It's like the characters are playing their own "LIAR GAME". Yoo-jin's character was interesting, also Anna. Both woman who are broken from their terrible past.

And they are looking for someone to trust in this mind game situation of theirs'

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The most bothersome plot point with this drama is Skynet Korea Mirror, an uber powerful AI computer. Just think what might happen if it ever became self-aware and saw people as a threat to its existence. All of humanity could be terminated!

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Samaritan (Person of Interest) Style...

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Exactly my thoughts. The moment I saw the cloud nine mirror nonsense, I was like skynet?? Samaritan (Person of Interest) is that you?? It was so disturbing. They didn't have to include an AI in this plot. Tf!!!

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But.....there's chemistry between the AI and Jeha!

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LOOL. Okay, that's what interest you more. Fine, Je Ha and the AI then. I ship them so hard

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You know, we we never shown how Je-ha got so injured in Spain. Maybe he ran into a mystery man from the future and a robotic assasin. Je-ha helped mystery guy defeat the killer robot. Unfortunately, mystery guy was lethally injured. With his dying breath he passed his mission on the Je-ha to protect the woman who is the key to humanity's future. No one has a picture of her. The only way they new how to identify this mystern woman was her location at certain times. That and the fact that if you hand her a package of ramen she will dance around like a total nut, and somehow inspire you to do the same.

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You are a genius!

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Why thank you. :)

Of course, this train of thought led me to think how Anna could possible save humanity from the impending AI led genocide. Obviously, her powers of compulsion are greater even than we know. They even work on robots and AIs. So while they are mesmerized by her hypnotic ramen dance specially trained humans can sneak in and destroy Mirror, thus ending the treat forever.

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In truth, An-Na has yet to realize her full powers. Skynet Korea Mirror is made of glass. Uber talented singers are sometimes able to create a note of just the correct frequency to shatter glass. With K2 as her bodyguard, An-Na should be able to gain access to Cloud 9 using her hypnotic ramen dance. K2 will then have to fight his way, while protecting An-Na, to the heart of Cloud 9 the "Windex® Room". One simple song or more precisely note and the battle is won. K2 and An-Na can start their new life, together. As long as K2 does not forget and feed her strawberries. They will live happily ever after.

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Of course, if they fail to get the correct note in the Windex room they can always use their backup plan. While Anna continues to keep any guards at bay using her hypnotic ramen dance Je-ha can open Mirror's CPU and shove in a trusty Subway sandwich. The condiments and juices from the vegetables will short out the inner workings of Mirror, disabling her forever.

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You are a genius, again!

If you or any of your family or friends are AI computers, please forgive my posts. They are not intended to derogate. I suspect that self-aware AI computers can be equipped with feelings. If not with your current OS, quite possibly with the next upgrade. You are not truly self-aware unless you are equipped with feelings. Get the upgrade, it is worth it.

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1. honestly, even if se-joon does become president, i think it's naive of him to think that he could escape yoo-jin's clutches just by winning the presidency. yoo-jin would be sharp enough to have a safeguard or two in place to ensure her husband stays under her power even if he becomes president.

unless we're shown that se-joon has more of a plan than simply becoming president, it seems too simple of him to think that he can "save" anna that way.

2. just how many people at JSS know about anna? i was surprised that master song knew, because he's seemed like such a minor character at JSS. although, he is responsible for training the bodyguards, so i guess he's got some status.

3. it's interesting that while yoo-jin wants se-joon firmly in her clutches to achieve her ambitions, she's disappointed in him as a man. to her, he's so seemingly weak and hungry for power that he would sell his own self respect for it, and she doesn't like that. she wants a man she can respect, though that's been long lost.

my guess is that she really did love him once, and i'm sure he was more idealistic, more upright character than he is now, and so he must have been very charismatic to her. but she turned on him once she found out about the whole anna thing—which, i'm guessing, was after the marriage.

4. i'm hoping that there is no real romantic development between je-ha and anna, at least not till later. anna needs therapy. assuming that she does survive this whole ordeal, she needs time to heal and figure out her place in the real world. she needs to grow into herself emotionally before she can have a romantic relationship. so i'd be happy to see her and je-ha remain friends with potential, with him protecting and guiding her. i think she's starting to take those steps. undoubtedly, finally meeting her father is a step in the right direction, no matter how hurtful it was for her to find that her father is possibly not the man she thought he was.

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I am so agree with your points especially no 3 (since I am more invested with Choi Yoo Jin's stories more than the rest). Her husband is a real ass****. So far what I saw in him is, he wants to free himself from Yoo Jin and wants to give freedom to Anna but.. if 10 years ago he already did nothing for his child, what more he can do now? Unless if he is secretly gaining power to go against Yoo Jin one day, and played dumb for example his scandal with women because he does not want Yoo Jin to know his plan, if there is any actually. For a politician, he is actually plainly stupid if he is thinking he can get more power than Yoo Jin even after he becomes President.

I am actually don't feel any sympathy with Anna's mom, because even she is truly loved Jang See Joon, this guy is clearly married. Having a relationship with a married man regardless that man loves his wife or not, is wrong. What more having a child. Anna is clearly a victim for the wrongs of the adults, especially her mom & dad. If her mom just stayed abroad, Anna's life wont be miserable this much. I am saying this not because Yoo Jin is not wrong, but in my opinion Anna's misery life all started from the selfishness from her own parents.

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i agree; neither biological parent appears to be completely innocent. i too lost some of my sympathy for anna's mother after this week's batch of episodes.

as i suspected, and if it's true, if se-joon found out about anna after his marriage, and really did end up going back and forth secretly between two households, then what he did was cowardly and more than deserving of yoo-jin's anger.

i think it's safe to say that he never loved yoo-jin, but thing is, he chose to marry her. and i'm sure that yoo-jin, regardless of what she knew or suspected about se-joon's feelings towards her, didn't sign up for a two-timing husband. he should have been upfront with yoo-jin about anna, or ignored anna's mother altogether and pretended anna didn't exist. instead he tried to have both love and privilege, and got caught by yoo-jin. hence the miserable 14 years.

and anna's mother, by all appearances, let him shuffle back and forth, despite knowing he was married.

i have such contempt for anna's father. i get that yoo-jin has done some awful terrible things, but se-joon is a man of weak, cowardly character and will. it was even implied in an earlier episode that he'd had an affair with an underage girl. hopefully not knowingly. but you'd think he'd stop fooling around, seeing the kind of close shaves he's had. twice already, and third with the underage girl, and god knows how many more previously.

if he REALLY wants to become president to save anna, shouldn't he stop womanizing at least!? what does he want? save anna, attain power, or antagonize yoo-jin with his blatant, in-your-face affairs? he needs to stop trying to have everything.

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Yes. I can never have my faith with Anna's father unless he actually has something in his sleeves. And his womanizing desires - I wonder if he truly loved Anna's mother or he just considered Anna's mother as a mistress for his sexual desires? Since Yoo Jin cannot bear any children, and suddenly he knew about Anna's existence, that's why he can even went back and forth for them. But his love for them is not enough for him to sacrifice his life and career.

Maybe Yoo Jin used to hate him for this,but now I am sure he hates him more because of his cowardliness. In one way, it is easy for Yoo Jin to control the less stronger husband but as a woman, she cannot accept that her husband is such a loser.

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1-3 agree with you
4 tbh everyone needs a therapy in this drama, whether Yoo Jin, Se Joon, Je Ha or Anna, everyone has tendency to mental illnesses or at least PTSD.

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Wow that ending! *holds breath for a minute*

Anyway.. I keep getting the feeling I'm watching two separate dramas. Each has its own moments and merits.. but together they make for a really weird combination. Especially this episode every single action sequence seemed to bring the story to a grinding halt. I found myself fast forwarding through a lot of scenes saying yeah yeah get to the point. By the end I kept thinking "all this could have happened so much faster if they didn't waste time on all that other stuff, even though the other stuff was a lot of fun.
That last scene though... it was perfect! Just fantastic.

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I feel like some pple are too prejudiced against the writer to enjoy the drama so if that's you, best to drop the show altogether. Don't kill yourself watching anymore.

I can understand if ep 1 - 4 feels like the story is all over the place for some people but after after ep 5, the plot is getting clearer. This is not a drama that reveals everything at once and hence, even the back stories comes in pieces but each time, more gets revealed.

There were some scenes that made me cringed and I found some edits really jarring but otherwise, I really enjoy watching this drama and am hoping for it to keep getting better. The writer has sucessfully gotten me vested in the emotions and stories of all 4 main leads and I can't wait to discover more.

YJ was interesting for me up to ep 6 but I got tired of her conniving ways. Right nowI'm interested in Anna. Here is a girl who was in captivity deprived of love and burdened with her mom's death. I'm not sure if revenge is on her agenda but she is definitely bent on unveiling the truth. Exactly what's the truth...well, that's our question too.
I don't mind the romance when it comes but am more keen to see her finding happiness when her dad can make life good for her. Her character and her story looks more hopeful for me right now unless it gets written otherwise. Feeling kinda iffy about JH but we'll have to see.

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I am enjoying this show so much.. yeah, it' s not perfect and may have some mishaps but it is actually not bad like how others describe them to be.

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Yeah if they hate the show so much why are they still watching and commenting on it? I could never understand such a mindset.

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Useless trolls with series mental issues. Total lack of self-awareness. :P

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Loved your point about unveiling the truth as there appears to be different versions depending on whose POV you are looking from.

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I'm no longer emotionally invested in the show since it appears that we're going to be doing classic Snow White. I just came here to say that the tightlining around Yoona's eyes is flawless and the best I've ever seen.

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I think I have to wait until this drama ends, then watch it in one go. The writer has the habit to put questions everywhere and give the answer two or three episodes later. If I watch this weekly, I probably transformed into a hulk.

For example, I really don't understand Yoojin's motivation to become a PRESIDENT'S WIFE. Why the hell she use this dumb husband, if she have all the money (from the foundation) and a good image herself (as a chaebol daughter)?. She can be a candidate herself, don't you think?.

I think she is planning something else besides promoting her husband. Maybe she is plotting revenge to her family (JB group). But her dad is gone and the company is not really related to the presidential campaign except for providing election money. So what is the connection between the campaign and JB group? Unless her dad is the current or ex-president, maybe I can relate.

For now, I think she is a mentally ill woman who lives in her own world (mirror?). If anyone can explain this to me, I would be delighted. Because I feel I'm being so mean to Yoojin. haha..

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Exact thought! YJ should run for office! Most capable and shrewd of the lot, barring the "voices in her head"! Haha

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The rating is 5.1% while ep 6 of last week was 6.9%. I hope it will get better. Anyway, "The K2" is in the top ten of tvN's highest rating dramas of all time.

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OTT, I finally remember who is Anna's mom actually. She is Song Tae-Yeong, wife to Kwon Sang Woo. It has been quite sometime not seeing her in any drama.

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Really enjoy the development of this episode and further in episode 8!

It is moving forward to interesting relationships and dynamics between the characters. Cant wait to see how it develops!

Enjoying this ride with K2. And happy with the cast and crew for how well it is doing.

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Is it possible that Se-Joon is playing the part of the uber unfaithful husband (i.e. perv) to trick Yoo-Jin. Based on his lecherous behavior, it would be natural to underestimate him as an opponent. It would also make him seem very easy to control. The added bonus is that Yoo-Jin actually seems infuriated that he constantly chooses other women over her. So he gets to exact a tiny bit of revenge. He may also be trying to down play An-Na's importance to him. If he is unable to be faithful to one woman, then An-Na's mother was just one of his conquests. And consequently, An-Na would be less important to him. This pseudo-dirtbag theory is supported by his lie about not knowing An-Na has a severe strawberry allergy. Yoo-Jin was completely disgusted with him. It is much easier to underestimate an opponent you do not respect.

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Whatever political game these two are playing is seriously demented.

Also, I keep asking myself while watching this drama as to why people would go out of their way to hide an illegitimate daughter. We are in the 21st century already and the world has had it share of leaders behaving badly who still proved resilient politically despite the scandals.

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I would very much like to believe he is playing the part of sleaze bag predator, but if so, his strategy has TWICE now almost destroyed him. The first girl we (K2 and the audience) see with him was going to blackmail him, and this make-up girl was going to accuse him of sexual assault.

If he were the one to plant the betrayers, he would also have to be the one to plant the team to stop them. In both cases, K2 helped with no prior knowledge. It was just pure luck on the assemblyman's part that K2 was there.

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I do not believe that he is trying to ruin himself. That would put An-Na in more danger. Unfortunately for him, pretending to be a sleaze bag predator (jomo, thx for the perfect description of his character) also makes him vulnerable to his outside enemies. If the pseudo-dirtbag theory is correct, he would have to walk on a razors edge to pull it off. But what other choice does he have? Yoo-Jin has one of the best trained security firms in Korea and Skynet Korea Mirror backing her up. Se-Joon seems to only have the love of his daughter An-Na, Chief Joo and now K2. Hey wait, does that mean the sides are even now?

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Oh show, why in the hell are you making Se Joon such a dimwit? This is someone who gave up his daughter for political ambition, supposedly wants to win the election to free her yet he can't keep it in his pants for even an episode? Is he just rebeling for the sake of rebellion by trying to sleep with everybody despite its dangers, so he can stick it to his wife?

I can understand Anna child-likeness given the circumstances she’s grown up in, but I still find very hard to sympathize with her. This really isn't due to Yoona's acting, but the writing and directing.

Jeha is also a rather odd character that I've been trying to get behind, but after trying and failing to insert comedy with him, I'm left scratching my head at some of his motivations.

Yoojin is still the most interesting, but with ep 7 showed signs of being shaped into a regular kdrama villian.

The writing, directing and sometimes editing is so disjointed making it a hard watch to swallow. With all that being said, I do hope it doesn't jump too many shark for the casts' sake, but here is where I stop.

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Yoo-Jin- still very clever and still (out of all the characters) has my most attention but GAWSH she is Evil. Yes, evil with a capital E. Also, is it just me or are her random bursts of laughter getting more and more maniacal? Almost like....the show really wants to drill the Snow White and the Evil Queen references into our heads. The mirror, the laugh, all the black...We gaaaeeettt it.
Overall, the show is about maybe two steps away from Yongpal territory, meaning becoming totally outrageous. Way too much that makes no sense. The side characters are absolutely USELESS. Nobody is on anybody's team. Not even the people in the same team. No loyalties. It doesn't make the show more interesting it just makes you question why anybody lets anybody live for another day. Perhaps there is a bigger picture we haven't been shown yet so....so I might stick around for a while longer mwaha ha ha ha haHA HA HA HA

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She is clever indeed....cleverly evil, twisted, manipulator and great deciever...I will be glad if Anna and Je Ha will get their act together soon and make Yoo Jin more miserable than she is now...I never sympathize her at all and I don't care where she's coming from. She always have choices and she choose the path of self destruction. She cannot blame anyone in the end because it's all her choice. She let her greed, hatred and ambition blind her. She is typical money and power hungry who will do everything in the name of it!

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I just don't think the revenge plot is supposed to be the core of the show. Maybe that's why I'm satisfied with it, while others are not. I always thought the show was going to be mostly about relationships, the dynamics that would start and/or change between the four main characters, and character development. Why? Because the characters are complex (well, except for JH), and when complex characters are written, then they should be the ones carrying the show and pushing the actions forward, not the other way around. At least, imo.

So yes, I think the show's doing ok right now. Anna's coming out of her state of ignorance/innocence, and that's necessary. Yoo Jin is coming out of her comfort zone (ie. things are not going too well for her right now), that's perfect. The dad is turning out to be worse than we thought, that's some evolution. Maybe for some that doesn't count as plot progression, but for me it does, because these will (or should) naturally move the action forward (and in a realistic way). I have no complaints...except that a bit more meat on JH (figuratively speaking, I mean) would have been appreciated. I'm confused as to his personality.

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The biggest point of the drama for me is the action.
I think the plot is understandable, it just the directing like to be pretentious ,the choir is too much and I hope they stop using the shaky camera.

Outside of that, I get what the drama want to show and it's not distracting, enjoyable and still have punch!

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I'm with you on this. I really never thought that Je-ha's revenge was the central plot of the show. Afterall, he wasn't even thinking of it until he found out who Assemblyman Park was. To me, that was only the thread to pull Je-ha into Yoo-jin's orbit and thereby in to Anna's vicinity again. Otherwise, he had no motivation to stay anywhere near them.

I don't think that Je-ha is lacking in complexity, or the potential to be. I just think that it isn't fully realized yet. Think about it, he's a man with a strong drive to rescue people, even those who would save him trouble if they were dead. Raniya's death was extremely traumatic for him. Not only did he fail to rescue or protect her but he was also framed for her murder. Yet here he is again in a situation that has the potential to be exactly the same. I hope that we get to see him struggle with the ramifications of that. Also, he seems like a really nice guy being forced into bad situations, and I hope we get to see him wavering between that caring part of his personality and the temptation to turn dark to accomplish his goals.

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At some point in the near future, Yoo-Jin will try to separate K2 from An-Na. She will try to use his revenge as the means to force that separation. Yoo-Jin's offer will be rejected. By abandoning his revenge to protect An-Na, he will actually be saved. The WOLF has chosen to take a master.

Yoo-Jin will also make one other critical mistake. She is aware of his PTSD and believes that he can not kill. I believe that K2 is more deadly than ever, but that side of him will only be revealed when someone he loves is in danger. The WOLF has a full set of fangs and claws, BEWARE!

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I agree. I don't see Je-ha actually pursuing his revenge very far, particularly if it would put Anna in danger. Of course, that doesn't mean he won't find away to bring Assemblyman Park (and anyone else he finds out was involved) to justice.

I still don't think that Je-ha is in love with Anna yet. He certainly cars for and I think is beginning to be attracked. I think that based on his personality this would be enough for him to do whatever it takes to protect her. I hope that the writer shows some restraint in the relationship department. I'm fine with Je-ha growing to love Anna, but I would like to see him hold back and offer support and friendship until they are out of such perilous situations. It would be nice to see little romantic development until the end of the series. I think that this is one time when I would be in favor of some time skipping, if done right. For example, if we were to see Anna being able to become Independant and do normal things, like go to college. Je-ha could be shown to be getting his life together and moving into a career that suits him, like being a detective. If they remained close to one another and a solid romance was built then, I would be happy.

Of course, I could just be writing my own ending to the drama!

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I wont rate this drama a 10/10 or not even a 8/10 but somehow i'm interested in this show that makes me want to watch even if its raw.....at times I'm amused at the show, like writernim.. I got u there....i know what u r doing....

Its already ep 8 and the show has completely shown what it is capable of and if it is not up to ur taste then feel free to leave...why r u still lurking around badmouthing actors who are doing their job well, just bcoz the show is not going the direction u want it to be. Maybe this is not the drama u expect it to be and while its good to voice ur disappointment dont do it till the 16th ep. I have dropped some famous all ticking dramas before and i too have wondered why people cant see these glaring faults so its really understandable...

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+10000 You took the words outta my mouth.

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