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The K2: Episode 9

Catching a few winks in this world won’t be easy, especially when constant threat lurks just around the corner. But a bit of rest can do wonders for the soul and allow some time to address the matter of the heart. Someone new will step into the picture, but whether this person is friend or foe is all a matter of perspective.

EPISODE 9 RECAP

Anna wakes the following morning, smiling at the thought of Je-ha’s encouragement yesterday. Downstairs, the housekeeper supposes that Anna’s so-called sociophobia was more of Anna trying to avoid them than anything else.

Still, Mi-ran feels guilty for everything she’s said about Anna, but both women are spooked when Anna greets them with a bold “good morning.” She’d like to join them for breakfast, and everyone else initially stares in shock to see her while the sun is up while she eats.

Anna comments on how nice it is to have company and announces that they all should eat together every morning from here on out. She apologizes to Mi-ran (even calling her “unni”) for making her job difficult—she’s grateful that Mi-ran saved her yesterday, and promises to speak with Yoo-jin about having her leave the safe house.

Unfortunately, K1 is the bearer of bad news: none of them will be able to leave this house, even if they wanted to.

Je-ha heads down to the Cloud Nine sublevel where he levels with Yoo-jin about how he isn’t here just to babysit Anna nor is he here to watch her nearly die before his eyes because her stepmother called off an ambulance.

He gets frustrated when Yoo-jin plays dumb to the accusation, telling her that she isn’t different from Representative Park when it comes to getting rid of everyday people, be it an interpreter or a guy hanging outside a window. Yoo-jin attacked him and other innocent people on the off-chance he would talk. He fires at her: “You people all are like Park Kwan-soo, you know that?”

Yoo-jin is shaken by his words that he doesn’t want another death like Rania’s, churning over how Anna could be just as important to him as Rania was. She calls up a smile, thinking how happy that would make Anna and drops this topic for a more important task: Representative Park.

But before she activates her magic mirror, she poses, “If all the wrongdoers in this world are Park Kwan-soos and all the victims are Rania, then couldn’t I have been a Rania too? And my father, a Park Kwan-soo? And I was a Rania to Se-joon.”

A wolf isn’t evil for devouring sheep because that’s how nature works, Yoo-jin muses. But because a wolf cub like Anna later becomes a wolf herself, Anna is no innocent lamb. Yoo-jin keeps the oncoming tears at bay while she turns on her magic mirror.

While K1 tells Anna that everyone who knows about her existence will later be disposed of, Yoo-jin tells Je-ha that they need to find proof that explains why Representative Park needed a unique interpreter like Rania.

Je-ha is skeptical that such evidence even exists anymore, but Yoo-jin knows the inner workings of a baddie’s mind: men like Representative Park always save their receipts in case they ever run into trouble in the future. Je-ha clarifies that his motive is revenge, not to get involved in politics. Yoo-jin is well-aware of that, and tells him that this is the best way to do that.

Mi-ran is still upset about how disposable she is until she hears that she could later be rewarded once Se-joon becomes president. Filled with new resolve, she runs when Anna calls for her.

There’s a crowd of adoring fans waiting for her when she exits the house. Anna offers to take a group photo with them while Mi-ran and the housekeeper look on.

Meanwhile, Yoo-jin explains how death for politicians means taking away the ability for them to work in the political sphere. But Je-ha reminds her that his aims are simple: have Representative Park feel regret for killing Rania, then die by his hand.

Yoo-jin counters that a revenge like that is ineffectual and odd against a man of great dreams like Representative Park. They first need to crush his dreams and destroy him so that he’ll never dream again, she adds. In his final moments, Je-ha can give a regret-filled Representative Park the rope he’ll use to hang himself. She finishes, “A bullet isn’t the only thing that can kill a man.”

Anna heads over to JSS headquarters, where Master Song introduces himself and offers to give her lessons in self-defense. That’s how Anna ends up in her first class as Master Song teaches her some simple moves, like poking her attacker in the eyes, pulling back his pinky, or kicking him right in the family jewels.

With that he invites her to the mat, and several agents feign injury and run away. When Doctor Kim offers to try a few moves herself, Master Song backs down and ends class early. Ha.

Sung-won catches the tail end of class and greets Anna with a hug, much to her confusion. In the elevator, Yoo-jin tells Je-ha to take care of himself. When he replies that he’ll stay alive to delay that incriminating email every day, she says it isn’t about that. Omo.

She’s taken aback when she runs into Sung-won and Anna in the lobby. Her barbs bounce right off of Sung-won, who says he’s taking his “niece” out, which makes her clutch his arm in fear. Sung-won says he’ll just tell the whole world who Anna is, and finally Yoo-jin loses her cool.

Anna is silently amused by Yoo-jin’s outburst, and at Sung-won’s statement that she no longer needs permission to do anything, she says she does… and asks Je-ha if it’s okay. She smiles when he says he’ll come too.

All Yoo-jin can eke out is for Je-ha to look after Anna. She’s visibly shaken and clutches her chest and admits that she’s not okay.

Anna sits in the backseat with Sung-won while Je-ha sits in the front, but both of them are surprised when Sung-won says they’re headed for another hospital. He knows Anna isn’t getting the treatment she needs, which reminds Je-ha of the doctor’s suggestion to get psychological help.

Sung-won’s contact is the head of psychiatry department there, who seems to recognize Anna by name and perhaps Je-ha as well. Sung-won says Anna will be in for a surprise, though Je-ha pulls her back and shows her a fist so he can first examine the office.

He send her a “go” sign to tell her that the coast is clear, and the psychiatrist, Doctor LEE SUN-YOUNG, is the same kind woman who had questioned Anna soon after her mother’s death. Remembering now, Anna embraces the doctor.

Sung-won pulls Je-ha aside for a chat, and when the latter isn’t interested in beating around the bush, he tells Je-ha to stay by Anna’s side and come work for him. As a chaebol, he has much more power than a president who serves a five-year term, though Je-ha thinks it’s unlikely Sung-won will even last five years at his job.

Even Sung-won chuckles in acknowledgement, though the smile fades at how that’ll only be the case if Anna disappears. He believes Anna will end up choosing him, but Je-ha isn’t so sure.

Sung-won says Je-ha can ask Anna himself, tapping his watch and adding that she’s probably made her decision by now. That’s when Je-ha flies out of the room and back upstairs, only to find the office empty.

By the time he doubles back, Sung-won is long gone. Incensed, Yoo-jin shatters the glass in her hand and deploys all JSS agents at JB Group to hunt Sung-won and Anna down.

Sung-won’s mother is beside herself that Yoo-jin would dare to come to the house while Sung-won’s father-in-law reassures her that everything is going to plan.

While CEO Gook has his JSS agents try to pinpoint Anna’s location, men from Sung-won’s father-in-law’s company, Jinhan Group, march up to tell the JSS agents that they’re fired from protecting JB Group.

Team Leader Seo tears up the termination notice, while Yoo-jin is in awe of these turn of events. She officially declares war, and the JSS agents are given license to cut everyone down.

The JSS surveillance team finds out where the parked car is before their feed is cut off. CEO Gook calls the police commissioner, only to be told that the police is no longer on their side because it’s nice and cozy on Representative Park’s couch.

Je-ha tracks down the parked car and finds it empty, save for one man who gives him a phone. It’s Sung-won on the other end, and he tells Je-ha to come alone lest Anna fall into greater danger.

So Je-ha rushes over to the remote beachhouse where Sung-won, Anna, and the rest of the staff are waiting. He’s just in time for dinner, and he breathes a sigh of relief.

He calls Yoo-jin and hands the phone to Sung-won, who says he’s keeping Anna for just a little longer. Yoo-jin tamps down her anger and grits out he should’ve said something earlier because she was dangerously close to having his wife killed.

Sung-won refuses to be trifled with, and Yoo-jin says if he keeps letting his father-in-law take care of things, the old man will take JB Group for himself. While he tells Yoo-jin that he’ll let the Jinhan bodyguards take care of things for now, Je-ha silently checks in on Anna, who nods that she’s fine.

Once Yoo-jin hears that Sung-won’s father-in-law’s men have backed down, she orders the removal of her own men from Sung-won’s residence and balls her bloody hand into a fist.

Anna and Je-ha take a stroll on the beach where she comments on how impressed she was with her uncle pretending to threaten him over the phone. Even though they aren’t related by blood, she’s decided to call him her uncle, and she drinks in the salty air.

Mi-ran and K1, aka SUNG-GYU, follow a few steps behind. She asks if he chose to enter the safe house despite knowing he could never leave this assignment, and when he nods, she asks why.

He confirms that he came for her, and she pulls him in for a kiss. They break apart, and Sung-gyu says the guy should be the one to initiate and kisses her.

Up ahead, Anna says she plans on staying here for now since she doesn’t want to go back to the safe house Yoo-jin set up for her. Asked if she trusts Sung-won, she confesses she’s not sure yet, but they both hate Yoo-jin. She adds that he needn’t worry, since she’s got him by her side.

Sung-gyu and Mi-ran run up ahead of them, which prompts Anna to ask Je-ha to try and catch her, too. It looks fun to her, and Je-ha whines that those two are just crazy. Lol.

But Anna puts up a fist and says he has to come catch her, before opening up her palm again. He says he won’t do it, then starts running after her. Pfft, you softie.

Sung-won observes from the house, and believes Je-ha and Anna are a great match. The housekeeper is grateful to him for saving Anna and the rest of the staff, and Sung-won says all they need to do is care for Anna.

He insists that they all sit together for dinner that evening including Je-ha. They toast to Anna’s dreams, and everyone but Je-ha enjoy themselves during the meal.

He finds Je-ha alone afterward, and laughs at Je-ha for trying to think of what scheme he’s trying to pull. Sung-won calls himself a simple-minded fellow, but Je-ha knows what trouble he would’ve caused by taking Anna away from Yoo-jin.

To that, Sung-won says he’s trying to keep his noona from taking JB from him, and by a great stroke of luck, Anna appeared on the scene. He knows Anna is Se-joon’s daughter, and he’d like to keep her as his guardian angel who guards JB Group from being taken away from him.

He gets a call from Se-joon just then, and reassures him that everything’s fine. Handing the phone to Je-ha, he tells him to be careful because Se-joon likely isn’t alone. Sung-won is right on the money about that because Se-joon is still being held for his investigation.

Se-joon checks in to make sure that Je-ha is holding steadfast to his promise, then hangs up. He’s playing baduk with the prosecutor and doesn’t plan on leaving until tomorrow in order to keep his public image up.

He utters a baduk saying where one must first save himself before attacking his opponent, and makes his next move.

Sung-won asks Je-ha who he’ll choose: him or Yoo-jin. Upon hearing that Je-ha will be leaving once he’s taken care of things here, Sung-won says it’s too bad since he thought Je-ha and Anna looked good together. He asks what that business is, which Je-ha doesn’t divulge.

Representative Park shares a late-night drink with Sung-won’s father-in-law who says he could only do so much to force Sung-won’s hand. He amuses the Jinhan Group chairman with a mix of adages that boil down to the idea that a company can easily change hands.

Je-ha and Sung-gyu are on patrol when they see Anna exit the house. And ha, he pushes Sung-gyu aside. Anna says she’s out for a walk because the wine has made her cheeks warm, and when he places his hands on her face, she notes how cold his hands are.

He places both hands on her cheeks, and when she snuggles into his touch, he pinches her cheek. He gets her an ice back once they’re inside, and she sighs when Je-ha turns to leave for patrol. That means there isn’t anywhere she can go where it would be safe, but she says it’s okay because she had fun today.

Je-ha smiles to himself and then hands her a walkie-talkie, just in case ya know, she hears something go bump in the night. Uh huh. He shows her how to use it and breaks into another smile.

She immediately tests it out while he’s out on patrol and scolds him for not saying “over” at the end of his transmissions. He in turn reminds her that she needn’t sound so formal, and she asks if he isn’t scared to patrol the premises on his own.

He says he isn’t. Anna intermittently checks on his location and gets up when he’s says he’s back in the house. She asks if he’s tired, and he replies that he’s fine. He does, however, advise that she get some sleep, and buries his face in his hands while she thinks on that.

She bids him goodnight, and he does the same, though sits anxiously waiting for the next transmission. She keeps the walkie-talkie beside her and utters, “Je-ha-yah. I think I like you.”

She pulls the covers over her head, only to pull them down again and pick up the walkie-talkie. She speaks, asking if he’s asleep, then sneaks out of her room when he doesn’t answer.

She finds him asleep in the living room, albeit restless. He’s dreaming of the day Rania was killed, and just as he uncovers the wrap, he bolts awake, gasping. Still trying to catch his breath, he pulls Anna toward him.

He comes to his senses a few moments later, and they both break apart and sit on opposite ends of the couch. She asks if he had a dream, and he stammers that it must’ve been.

They both awkwardly get up, and when Anna says she was putting a blanket on him because she was afraid he’d be cold, Je-ha says it’s hot out. She lingers for a few more drawn out moments before heading back into her room.

Je-ha beats himself up and contemplates talking into the walkie-talkie, only to forfeit that idea and start towards her door and give that up seconds later. He walks back and forth while Anna beams in her room.

She can’t help but smile thinking back to their embrace minutes earlier. She’s too excited to sleep and presses an ear to the door, unaware that Je-ha is doing the same on the other side.

Je-ha slowly reaches for the door handle while Anna grasps the handle on the other side.

 
COMMENTS

Given this enclosed web of politics and revenge, I honestly hadn’t considered Sung-won as a potential player in this league. But he too has something to protect, even if JB Group is a conglomerate falling apart in his hands. At the bare minimum, his motivation is to keep his noona from getting her hands on the company herself, and for a while there, he seemed satisfied with letting his mother and father-in-law do the dirty work for him.

It’s hard to say whether or not he orchestrated this plan to take Anna from her former captor, but I would hope that Sung-won is more cunning than he lets on. He certainly did his fair share of homework by tracking down the psychiatrist Anna knew as a girl and even thought to take the JSS employees with her when he “kidnapped” her right under Yoo-jin’s nose. He had to know that those same employees would be potentially disposed of when their use was up, and to toy with Je-ha’s instinct to protect Anna at all costs. His approach to give her a sense of recluse and security so that she would choose him over her stepmother is a brilliant little plan because then his ambitions are masked by her voluntary choice.

It’s somewhat reassuring that Je-ha won’t be easily fooled, and even challenges Sung-won’s ideas that a chaebol in financial trouble would wield more power than a future president. Aside from a temporary place of shelter and his word, Sung-won doesn’t have much on his own to counter Yoo-jin’s widespread network. He may have his father-in-law on his side now, but what businessman would move mountains for his son-in-law without seeing a return?

At least Sung-won does know that Yoo-jin always has her little birdies on hand, especially when he’s talking to Se-joon. He knows to be on guard, and like any other businessman, knows that Anna is his insurance policy against Yoo-jin and her plans. So the best thing Je-ha can do right now is keep his promise and protect Anna whilst also respecting her wishes. She currently chooses to stay away from Yoo-jin because she doesn’t have anywhere else to go. What worries me, of course, is that this new prison is a facade for something much worse.

Then there’s Yoo-jin, who also sees herself as a victim caught in this complicated web of politics. As a potentially unloved daughter to maintaining a perfect public image in an unloved marriage, it’s easy for her to see everyone else as a wrongdoer despite her own evil decisions. It couldn’t have been easy for her to listen to Je-ha talk about protecting Anna and other innocent lives when she doesn’t see Anna as an innocent herself. After Je-ha went to such lengths to protect her, seeing him guard Anna and speak of her on the same level of his past love is a hard pill for her to swallow. And to top it all off, now Anna is slowly but surely making decisions for herself. Her world is falling beneath her feet—could a bloody iron fist be enough to save it?

 
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Best kdrama of 2016. Love the action and loveline ???

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Really? I enjoyed the first few episodes, but I noticed I no longer have an interest in watching.

I thought JCW's character's celebration over the Anna character's ramyun preparation was excessive. Then the ease at which so many characters were willing to keep another person hostage, while acting like it was normal and okay, seemed off.

The sporadic switch between, action, seriousness and comedy was like whiplash. And then the story just lost all steam by trying to force a romance between K2 and Anna, considering JCW had more chemistry with Song Yoon-ah, than with the younger Yoon-ah.

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I wouldn't call it the best but it is keeping me intrigued and entertained so far to continue watching. I think this week's episodes were a step up from the earlier ones.

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It seems it's always those who dislike ship JeHanna that are full of rant for the drama. It's not the best drama but it's good to many. The ratings are pretty good too. So please don't make it to sound like it's so bad.

And I wonder why do you still bother to comment if you have lost interest. Are you trying to get others to lose interest too? There are people who love it even if you don't.

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xactlyyyyyyyyy.....
even in the site where I am watching K2, majority of people who r bashing Just HATEs jae ha Anna pairing or I dont know if its the other way around. I want to wait till the last ep, to see if these people r going to do it tilll the end. If it is so i dont think it is anything abt the quality or content of the drama.

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I'm also losing interest after anna got her introduction. I wished she wasn't there but only yoo jin, her story with k2 is the best ! It's a bit like yong pal feeling where the gf killed her evil brother.

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My thoughts exactly, its losing steam this drama and Anna's character isn't helping either. Sad truth :(

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yeah, the first 2-3 eps were great. Then Anna started happening. Its not even about shipping or anything as I can't see a drama having the younger dashing male with the older woman. Its that Annas storyline breaks up the interesting flow of the show. I don't wanna see them laughing making ramen or frolicking on the beach. Its supposed to be about K2 getting his revenger while working with the questionable evil lady. The show doesn't even need anna. And its not really the actresses fault, the character just feels shoe horned in because k drama reasons and not " this is an integral part of the show"

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O dear! my thoughts exactly! Plus (for me) Anna's character annoys me to the core.

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agree with you!! and the actress didn't know how to act, added the disturbance of "anna" in the character. the main character shd be jcw and song yoon ah.

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Omg. You nailed it. I think the writer made a huge mistake on creating Anna. It's also not helping that over the first few episodes her character was barely fleshed out while the two leads were slowly unraveling. The difficulty lies in forcing the audience to suddenly like this child-woman with her pitiful backstory and lackluster personality to be paired with K2. This could've been a great story but alas they still couldn't shed the same cliches for the leading lady. What a waste of vested interest. I'm sorry for the actress because clearly she tried her best to make their pairing happen but the flow of the story mucked it all up.

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The whole episode I was wondering why oh why must they dress up Anna like an old lady... Can't she have a little more color and spunk in her life? Both literally and figuratively.

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Don't you know about the obligatory K-drama makeover? Just wait.

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Wait till episode 10

Minus the fashion front, I'm totally loving the growth Anna is going through…from "girl" to "almost woman"…she's literally growing a backbone one vertebrae at a time

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So I guess Sung Won/The Uncle is The Prince??

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my thought exactly. he does look like he's coming there on a white horse to save anna for himself, doesn't he? LOL and they're not actually blood-related, he could make a play for her.

i just hope he doesn't. if he has to be a prince, let him be at least halfway pleasant as a person. though i wonder, with that sister, what kind of home did they grow up in...

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I do not think the uncle is the prince...just another evil king who is just pretending to be a knight in shining armour. YJ is his sister after all...so he is probably as mischievous as her.

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The third last screen cap of Jeha's face is so cute

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@voice yeah he is so cute there sooooooo Bongsooo-yahhhh ahihihi

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What hit me the most in this episode is the YJ-K2 convo, because we could see another layer of YJ. Truly, she has a sad life, and now sees Anna having a chance to get a better one than she has, she looks more pitiful. All the power she gain from those miserable years gives her nothing but loneliness and an endless thought of being a victim of her dad's wrongdoings.
That fake abduction feels like it's presented for the sake of keeping this show in its 'action' genre. The JH-Anna cute moments made me wish to see them in different drama. Further, the political stuff that takes most part of the story isn't as compelling as it was first shown in the early episodes.

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anyway, I start to really notice the jarring music. I could not ignore it while I was watching some serious/cute parts. It just killed the feels.

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I kinda like some of the music. The old-European-y church-y music is a nice change from most kdrama music, and adds a bit of mystery -- this time I don't even know which language it is that I don't understand :)

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The background music is fine but the insert songs are way too loud and distract from the scene, imo.

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I read the fake abduction as psychological war SW staged against his noona. There were so many subtle messaging...It was also his way of testing JH, to see how much Anna mattered to K2. Could also be a warning to JH about the dangers Anna could face if JH refused to be on his side. Didn't see it as unnecessary. Anyway, shouldn't the scenes be exciting if it's in keeping with the genre to keep us feeling edgy?

The politics is getting more exciting. Just watching this episode alone gives me shivers anticipating the potential mayhem ahead.

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I think that was part of it, the psychological warfare I mean. I don't know if that is everything though. While some of Sung-won's motives seem fairly straightforward there also seems to be much more hidden under the surface. He is clearly using Anna, but at the same time he really did seem to take pleasure in seeing her and Je-ha playing together, and he also seemed to feel that they were genuinely suited to one another.

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It's just....it didn't make me feel edgy, that's why I wrote it that way.
That said, thanks for sharing your thoughts (& the theory of that interesting psychological war which I didn't grasp the whole sequence as a thing at the 1st time).

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Ah...I see. I get you. It felt more thrilling in the preview. LOL. But YJ's hand did recover too fast. Keke.

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SW's involvement made the show all the more compelling for me. I love the complicated chess game that everone is playing.

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Agree! At first I thought I did not care about the politics and the intrigue but I changed my mind. I do love this part as well. The fake kidnapping showed YJ that she underestimated her brother. And it also showed her that K2 feels more loyal towards Anna than to her which is a blow. The huntsman prefers Snow White to the Evil Queen.

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YJ-K2 dynamic is really interesting. She's a gray character which is quite rare in Kdrama characters which is almost black and white.

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I wonder what Anna used to do to kill her time in Barcelona. Don't tell me she's just lying in her bed and watching home shopping all day long. Gosh if this is the case how she's going to survive in this tough world. It's gonna be interesting if she actually groomed and educated herself to be a worthy contender of Yoo Jin.

And oh... look who secretly wish to be new Raniya for Jae Ha... LOL.

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She was in a nunnery so I guess she got an education there. Even if she was a hostage these are rich people we are talking about...they have some standards. lol.

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I thought it was weird that he would grab anna in a hug after dreaming about rania, but someone mentioned in another forum that the dead girl in his dream was anna. I looked back and it did look like anna...did anyone catch that?? Maybe his subconscious speaking and him fearing that anna will also die like rania?

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It was Anna. I'm surprised not a lot of people caught that. I think it was nice touch to add that scene because it lets the viewers see how is no longer puppy love with Anna. He's in love with her now and his fears of losing yet another woman he loves

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Thank you! I tend to avert my eyes when they show dead people so I missed this. So grateful for Dramabeans and Beanies.

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I totally agree! I immediately saw that it was Anna in the dream and not Rania (in the real flashback, you get to see that Rania had very distinct eye makeup), which emphasizes the fact that he's truly scared that Anna will become another Rania. It is also why he grabbed her in that fierce hug, being utterly relieved that she's alive and not dead. So it's not like he hugged her out of the blue, even though it must seem so to Anna :P

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It was Anna that K2 was dreaming off. I rewatched that part a couple of times cos I was curious!???

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omg. i need to re-watch that scene.

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I thought I was the only who noticed that it was Anna and not Rania. That's the only reasonable motivation on why JeHa hugged her..

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Did anyone else notice that in the dream sequence when the unmasked the face it was Anna and not Rania?

While I am not very sold on the plot, I am hanging on because of Ji Chang Wook. I was actually glad this episode was not very heavy on the action. Oppa was looking tired.

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I did notice that, and I was going to say soemthing. I think that is why Je-ha grabbed Anna in the hug. It wasn't just because he was disoriented. I think it was because he was relieved that it was a dream and she wasn't dead.

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yeas....the girl he unmasked was anna, im sure, coz a few years ago there were some viral here in Indonesia about a girl wearing hijab who looked like Yoona...n the girl lying down just like her

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Agree. He did hug her because he was relieved that it was all just a nightmare. His feelings for Anna are getting stronger and that is probably why he is seeing her in that scenario. He is afraid of not being able to save her. The fake kidnapping was a bad reminder of his worst fear I guess. He did not save the girl he had feelings for in the past and he is unconsciously afraid it will happen again.

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Which just leads me to wonder if Sung-won is working with Assemblyman Park. Does he know about Je-ha's past either through Park or some other means? Is he trying to manipulate Je-ha through his feelings for Anna? Sung-won has become much more interesting. His motivations are so opaque at the moment. Early on, I thought there was something more than what he shows on the surface, and that feeling has only become stronger. He says he just wants to keep Yoo-jin from taking JB Group, but I think there might be a lot more to it then that.

I've also been thinking about the opening sequence, where they show Je-ha at the chess board. He eventually just sweeps all the pieces off the board. I hope this signifies that he is going to refuse to be a chess piece in someone else's game or even to play their games at all. I feel like, no matter what they say, Yoo-jin, Sung-won, Park Kwan-soo, Se-joon and the rest are all playing game and they are just trying to use everyone else as their game pieces.

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Thanks for this recap, gummimochi! I actually rewatched the having a nightmare part a number of times because it was so cute, but after watching it for about the 5th time, I noticed that it was actually Anna in the dream, not Rania, maybe that's why Je-ha was so relieved to see her alive, thus the hug!!!

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My favorite part of this episode was when Je-ha told Yoo-jin what he really thinks of her. She is no different than Park Kwan-soo. Even then, she still tries to pay the victim card, and tries to demonize Anna saying that she will be no different. Je-ha isn't buying it though. Good for him.
I am reminded of I Hear Your Voice. The minute Joon-kook murdered Su-ha's father, he lost the right to be a victim of the tragic death of his family. Instead, he became the prepetrator. It's the same here. Yoo-Jin has lost her right to be the victim because of her own evil actions. Anna is just like Su-ha. She stands at a crossroad. Will she remain the victim seeking justice or will she also become a perpetrator. Je-ha is also just like Anna and Su-ha. He face the same choice with Park Kwan-soo. Hopefully, Anna and Je-ha won't support each other in revenge but will instead motivate each other to make the right choice.

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I loved that part too when Je-Ha told Yoo-Jin she was like Park Kwan-Soo. Because I'd been thinking that the whole time since she tried to kill the elderly couple.
In a way, I like that Yoo-Jin believes herself to be righteous in her decisions as it gives her an interesting layer as a villain; one who believes herself justified in what she's done. I think underneath it all she doesn't think she's justified but no doubt feels she's gone too far and been too betrayed to go back.

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I agree. I'm curious also as to how they plan to develop Anna's character further. Will she be the next Yoo Jin or will she take the high road?

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Has anyone noticed how weird and jerky the editing can be? I've never seen such rough edges at times when one scene ends and another abruptly begins. While being gloriously over-the-the-top in many ways, sometimes this drama also seems low-budget in production. Can't quite describe it. It's like they are really rushing once the film gets back to the studio for editing. This editor would have a rough hand on the bit if he were riding a horse. Not a good thing. Talented editors have quiet hands. Just sayin' .

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I agree. The jarring cuts in between scenes were what I noticed and disliked right from the beginning. It could be an element to make audience uncomfortable in line with the story development...don't know for sure.

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@ lunatic4kid, are you a horse person, too? I like your analogy; subtle, quiet/soft hands are appreciated everywhere, I would think. ?

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Yeah I noticed that too in every eps actually! It kills the continuity and it is kind of "what the f***" happened? Are they on a live shooting now? It is too early!!! My feels is that they are keep on injecting a "new" or a fresh shot scenes (maybe loveline) that's why the editing is haphazardly done to meet the airing time? Or are they having changes midway? Noticed for couple of past episodes, there had been no previews also of rhe coming eps? Wae?

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Agree, i feel disconnect with the whole episode. Even disconnect with romance story. Everything feel over the top, not in a good way. Sigh

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YooJin used Jeha affection/desire as the constitute for her husband's affection and Jeha wants to save Anna to compensate his guilt for not able to save Rania, meanwhile Anna take Jeha's affection to fill her void heart.

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Since when did Lee Jung Jin AKA Sung Won get reduced to playing supporting roles? I thought he played lead roles. I'm sad b/c I quite like him.

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I may or may not have squealed in delight when I saw his face in earlier episodes. I wonder the same thing, now that the novelty of seeing his face again has calmed down (but not gone away, of course). That crooked smile is a thing of beauty!

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I know right! Maybe he wanted to try different roles, so by doing supporting roles it gives him more choices. Who knows.

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That's what I've been wondering too!

But he portrayed perfectly the playful brother, timid son and son in law, devoted brother in law and loving uncle while he hid his own ambition and feeling well, deep down in his heart just for him only to see.

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I'm really glad that they gave his character more to do in this drama. I like his turn in this being a cunning Chairman trying to outmaneuver his stepsister.

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Yeah, but's he's been in two of the best shows of the year. :P

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2 observations:

I think Sung-won is playing the simple fool but there is no way he actually is. I bet he is much smarter and craftier than he is letting on. His laugh is just way too fake.

The sudden make out session with the two minion bodyguards was the most jarring kissing scene ever. I literally yelled "what the frilly hell?" at my screen and not in the happy squealing way.

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My thought exactly!

SW that LJJ portrayed could be a dangerous man, someone that no one thought as their strong competitor. He could flip the game board one day that would made YJ and others running. Ohh, now I can't wait to see that day to come.

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Yes, that was the most unpleasant and unnecessary kissing scene I have watched so far. I have no idea why they made them do that.

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+100000

ALL the romantic scenes in this drama are jarring. But that one is more jarring than most of them. Totally, left field.

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I just wanna thank the writer for making me work out my abs by laughing like a loon at all the ridiculousness. Sheesh, I can't wait for the next recap, more silliness to come.

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The way JCW said 'Well done' with sheepish-blushing-awkward smile (and pat on the head several eps ago), make my heart goes awwww. *clasp heart*

He can say that ten, twenty more times on the remaining eps.

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"men like Representative Park always save their receipts in case they ever run into trouble in the future".

No, they save receipts because otherwise half the kdrama industry would collapse into flaming rubble.

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With Choi Sung Won's involvement the drama becomes a bit more interesting. Although not enough to make me look forward to the next episode.
Choi Sung Won and Choi Yoo Jin, the two warriors in the battle for JB Group's throne.
But Anna and Je Ha, sadly, are the pawns for the warriors.
And the others are mere background..

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In as much as I think Anna is pretty. Thats just about it. I wish now that she's getting over her panic & social disorder, can she now shop for decent clothes? or be trained in order to be at the same level of wit and cunning as YJ? I dont know how to do that, but its just very boring to be a damsel in distress 24/7. I need spunk, yo!

Im not enjoying this show as much as I did during the first few episodes. But Ill still watch it because YJ is such an interesting character. Evil, yes, maybe... but clearly wanting to be special and loved by someone. Don't we all.

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I'm sure you'll be quite pleased with Anna in the next episode.

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Anybody notice how much Ji Changwook looks like Kwak Dongyeon in the 5th screen cap when he and Yoojin are in Cloud Nine?

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I always see Ji Chang Wook and Lee Min Ho resembling with each other LOL.

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Me too! They look like brothers to me, sometimes!

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Aaa, so I am not alone :P

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I'm thankful that I never watched Healer/City Hunter. That way I wouldn't be able to compare this drama with the others. There are times when I would ask myself "Wtf?" like when J2 and K1 are making out or how incompetent JSS security is. Still I find myself enjoying the drama and getting smitten with JCW.

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Well @maggmaggq - get yourself over IMMEDIATELY to watch Healer...if you think you're smitten with JCW now!

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Nah, I'd say better wait until this is over otherwise she'll have a reeeaaallyyy hard time coming back. ?

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Oh, that's the best mistake you'll do: NOT WATCHING HEALER??...tsk tsk tsk, you really missing a LOT!!.. lol..

Watch it now, cause you will never ever ever regret it, I swear!!.. And the moment you start it, you will drop stop watching K2, I bet...

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Alright, alright @lunatic4kd, @angieya and @HealerTheBest. I would make sure to watch Healer next. You have more than convinced me. Haha! Just as soon as I get over this drama coz I have a problem disassociating a character from the actor.

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I am keeping my comment for epi 10 recap, because in epi 9, there was not so much things going for me.

But I love the conversation between JH-YJ in this episode.

"If all the wrongdoers in this world are Park Kwan-soos and all the victims are Rania, then couldn’t I have been a Rania too? And my father, a Park Kwan-soo? And I was a Rania to Se-joon.”

A wolf isn’t evil for devouring sheep because that’s how nature works, Yoo-jin muses. But because a wolf cub like Anna later becomes a wolf herself, Anna is no innocent lamb."

Honestly I kinda miss scenes between YJ-JH alone without anyone else. It is like they have a special bonding / connection between them that only them understand it. I still wish JH is not made as a character who is going to protect Anna only because it will just made him a typical hero.

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A mess. They must not only be in live shoot but also live write now.

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Can you not make such sweeping statements? How is it a mess? Up till now, the plot is moving along. If you think it's a mess, it's just cos you're not getting it.

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All dramas need something to move along.. but this drama has very thin plot and very slow development. Ex: Ep 9 only has Anna's fake abduction and Anna's cute interaction with Je Ha. Is there anything else? Nothing right?
It's probably not a mess, but close to one.

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I feel like I'm wasting time saying this but I want to anyway. The new plot development in ep 9 is making the story so exciting to watch and anticipate. Suddenly YJ is not in control of what's happening with her brother in the picture using Anna against her. Woah, I wanna know what's gonna happen next with the new story development.

Can't see how thin the plot is with so many potential conflicts ahead. I watched ep 10 and I was not disappointed. Too bad for the hate against the writer from people here but I am really enjoying the drama and liking the romance.

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Totally agree, I decided to drop it. I was holding on because of YJ, but now I'm losing interest. I'll maybe watch the final episode but... meh..

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There is this fascinating link between YJ and Anna...I feel like YJ is the end result of heartbreak and betrayal. Her father had a child with a mistress and left his company to that child, and then her husband had a child with a mistress and clearly preferred the child/mistress over her. She hates Anna for her innocence, and for having people who love her.

In short, YJ could have been Anna, except that she feels as if no one cares about her. And she hates that Anna could be like her, but isnt.

It's sad, really - Yoojin is a character I feel sympathy for. (Song Yoonah is really nailing this character, which doesn't help at all). The secretary seems to be the only one who cares about her well-being, but YJ is so focused on the people who betrayed her that she can't even see when someone is on her side.

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Nice observation. I find myself sympathizing with YJ's character at times as she is reacting to the heartbreak and betrayal that she has endured over the years. It is unfortunate that it was turned her into a murderous individual who is willing to have innocent people killed for her to achieve her goals.

I love how this drama is dealing with the concept of revenge as it seems to be what is motivating the characters in their actions.

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For real though - even Anna is out for revenge.

It's pretty clear the writers will make Jeha and Anna find redemption in each other. But I really wish YJ and Jeha had more of a relationship - how much more intriguing and painful would it be (I'm a bit of a sadist...) if there was a more intense triangle between YJ-JH-AN? Knowing Jeha had something going on with YJ would certainly have changed Anna's interactions with him a bit.

I'm thinking of something like the Maru - Eungee - Jaehee triangle in "Innocent Man"...bring on the tragedy and pain!

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Now wouldn't that be a more interesting drama to watch.

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not my favorite episode. must they really turn this into a love story!! i get why they're doing it, but it doesn't seem where they should be going.

i was just so confused for most of this episode. so much happened off camera. i wish they'd shown us sung-hoon finding out that anna was se-joon's daughter. it only took him a single day! and it seemed reckless-impulsive of anna to partner with sung-hoon.

i didn't understand the kidnapping ruse right away either. it took me awhile to put the pieces together. i don't know, i'm running on only 5 hours of sleep per night for the past 5 days, so i could be slow, or is it the show?

even while i was watching, i didn't know why je-ha would trust the doctor introduced by sung-hoon. and why suddenly visit a hospital? shouldn't he find that suspicious? what if sung-hoon was taking anna there to do a DNA test, later to use as ammunition against yoo-jin?

oh i don't know. i think i might need to watch this again tomorrow.

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It kinda felt lije Anna was going from a devel that she knows to a devil that she doesn't when she allied herself with SW. But I guess she just hates YJ so much for everything that has happened so SW, being the enemy of her enemy, was for her a better option.

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this episode gave me more hope in this drama and I think I didnt waste my time on starting to watch it ;)

I JUST HATE THIS mi ran >. < I dont know why but her moves and vibes are all just off or too exaggerated. .

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It's called comic relief:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_relief

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I really enjoyed the opening scene with Anna having breakfast with the housekeeper, K1 and J4. It's heartwarming but at the same time give you an eery feeling that things a about to turn bad for them. It's cute how Anna called J4 "unni". I much prefer J4 as a sidekick than an incompetent bodyguard.

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The most unrealistic part? Not the incompetence of JSS, the blown up Siri, JH leaving Anna alone with the doc etc etc but netizens still having no idea about Anna's true identity or questioning why YJ is her guardian. Sung-hoon doesn't have a magic mirror but figured it out after what...one day? I'm disappointed in you k-netz. ?

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I want to ask the magic mirror who the actor is that played the cute doctor in this episode, the one that SW spoke to first before Anna's psychologist.

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I think we may come to see more of him. He was looking at Jae ha and Anna for a long time to be considered normal.

have we lost something somewhere? If rania was korean I wud hav considered him as her brother wanting to take revenge for Sister's death, since Jae ha is the one killed her (officially).
I am keeping my tabs on all those sweepingly mentioned people in the drama. Like Anna's mother's husband, that interviewer's son, Park kwan soo's barber's son. I hope the show will give me the pleasure of saying, "yesss I knew it" some where.

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Raniya was not Korean. That being said, I did notice the doctors somewhat suspicious looks. I thought that they were all aimed at Je-ha, as of he somehow recognized him. I didn't think that the doctor looked angry, more like he looked surprised to see Je-ha. I didn't see him as being someone who might be out to get Je-ha. Maybe he knows something about what happened in the past and will be able to help Je-ha clear his name?

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Never mind it was just my imagination running wild. I didnt said Rania was Korean i was just wondering 'if she was'. and also i dont think he was angry jst that there must be something more to him......

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@ amy So sorry, I read your comment the wrong way! I agree that there was something strange in the doctor's look. This show seems to make you suspicious about everyone, even people only mentioned. I think it's because there is this sense that we still don't know everything that is going on. Some of the characters' motivations seem so opaque. I know, based on the writer's previous work, that I shouldn't keep hoping that there are some clever surprises and twists coming up. I keep having strange thought like, what if Park Kwan-soo really isn't the one who ordered Raniya's death? What if he didn't even know about it?
Like you said, the imagination runs wild. You know, if how much a show sparks your imagination were used as a metric for its sucess, this show would be one of the more successful dramas this year!

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So here we have, an entire show's worth of fight scenes crammed into three episodes, our main heroine not doing anything till episode four, and then a romance which would've been ten times better if the first eight episodes didn't take so long to get their shit together (and ultimately fall short even at that). Y'all going on about JCW and SYA's chemistry, which is great and all, but even the writing of that kinda falls flat in some places (like today). The lost potential of some of these shows is really what gets me. Why is it so hard to craft a well written show, that knows where its going and what it wants to show when, and does exactly that? Instead of this jarring writing and editing, and characters that kinda sway all over the place. Well, not ALL over the place, but like, JCW, why'd you leave your post at the hospital? This entire time you've been written as this stubborn but lovable slightly asshole-ish guy, who only obeys authority when it suits him. Did it suit you then? Not really. So why'd you leave? Hmmm? I was all for you just standing there and letting the Brother walk off and then realise you were NOT following. Oh well.
Rant over. For know. :P

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i honestly don't know where this show is going... but JCW is luring me here to watch his drama so I'm here. I feel like the whole concept of this drama was so damn impressive on script but they just weren't able to execute the the story.. it feels like their ideas didn't materialize as they wanted to be.

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I was thinking the same thing actually. That this show has all the ingredients to make the perfect stew, but somehow the taste of the stew is wayyyy off.

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I agree with you @tsinita, the execution part is somewhere in between draggy and loose( Sorry for the short of words)! But i am still liking it because of JCW, since i am a big fan of him, it is a default that I am watching this! patiently waiting that this drama will turn soon to be what the script is meant to be!

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I feel like the whole concept of this drama was so damn impressive on script but they just weren’t able to execute the the story

My thought exactly! I've been thinking about this since I noticed one or two scenes in the earlier episodes which didn't work for me. It felt like those scenes could be so exciting as a comic lol.

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Okaaaayyyyy this show is really losing me here. Je Ha has a nightmare which is obviously trauma related, Anna finds him sleeping and sweating, obviously in pain, and all she could think of is how hot he was when he turned to her for comfort?!

Seriously, who writes this kind of stuff? The so called romantic interludes between Anna and Jeha make me cringe. They are not even cheesy, they are far below that.

I thought she would express concern over his nightmare and ask him if he wanted to talk about it and what she could do to help him, or even ask him if it had anything to do with his past, but she merely brushes it away too hung up on the hug he gave her which solidifies my opinion that Anna is just a child playing at her first crush.

Personally, I think Jeha has wayyyy more chemistry with YJ. The romantic scenes between JH and Anna feel forced. They lack chemistry and I wish the writer would focus on the political machinations and action scenes which he does very well and leave the romance out if it, because it, quite frankly, sucks.

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I thought their awkwardness was realistic and well portrayed. She brought him a blanket not expecting to see him drenched in perspiration and suddenly jolting up and hugging her tight. And just as abruptly, he broke away. She tried asking about his dream and his answer was almost monosyllabic. Now what is a girl who has never had a bf know what to do and what to say in such an awkward moment? Erm...ah...oh...hmmm...

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I can't help contrasting Anna's reaction to Jeha's nightmare to Cha Ji An's reaction to Lee Hyun's nightmare in Hello Monster. Their reactions are polar opposites. One was more interested in her feelings than the affected party while the other cared more about the affected party's emotional state. Here was a chance for Anna and JeHa to build a real emotional connection, maybe get him to open up and tell her about himself, and the writer wastes it on cheese? Ugh. I stand by my assessment that Anna is not mature enough for a relationship. Either that or the writer sucks at romantic scenes.

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If you think about it, Anna has never had a functionAL relationship in her life. It seems that her mom was an alcoholic, then she was kidnapped and sent to a nunnery, and she finally isolated herself from all interaction as a protective measure. How in the world is a young woman like that supposed to know how to comfort someone, particularly someone who is as guarded as Je-ha? I found both of their reactions to be very believable. They are attracted to one another both physically and emotionally. As I said before, Anna has never had a functional loving relationship with anyone and Je-ha's only relationship that we have been shown ended with him being accused of killing the woman he loved. These two being hesitant and unsure of how and what to deal with their sudden feelings is very real, I think. I don't find their relationship to be progressing to quickly either. I knew very quickly after meeting my husband that I wanted to marry him. It happens that way sometimes. Sure, they both have problems, but no one is perfect when the begin a relationship. If they are both committed to each other and willing to work through their problems together, I don't see why Anna and Je-ha could form a strong, functional relationship. Je-ha seems to realize that Anna needs help, hence not trying to convince her that she shouldn't go to the hospital. I doubt it will happen, but I would hope that at the end of the drama, when the life and death crisis both Anna and Je-ha are facing has ended, we get to see them deciding to stay together and support one another through theraphy (which I think they both need) and through the start of real lives for both of them. I would like to see Anna going to college and Je-ha starting a career where he can help people who are weaker or in need.

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Meh... this show started out grand, and then got so bland.

I feel sorry for Song Yoon-ah, such a fine actress surely deserves a better vehicle. I was so excited about her role as the twisty, complicated victim with a tumultuous past who still has a bit of heart underneath it all. Her character is so layered and complicated. She's still doing a great job, but the story-telling has gone to crap, IMO.

I now watch all the Yoo-jin scenes and fast forward everything else.

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Such a shame really. In the initial episodes it really looked like this was going to be a special treat like Cinderella's Stepsister or Hundred Year Inheritance or Come! Jang Bo Ri.

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Same!!! I only watch all of Song Yoon Ah's scenes and fast forward the rest.I havent watched the 10th episode and might not depending on what spoilers I can get from other sites..

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"I now watch all the Yoo-jin scenes and fast forward everything else."

Me since ep.7. It's a first tbh. If I'm watching a drama and ever feel the need to skip a scene or more, I just drop it altogether. What makes K2 different is that my love and curiosity/fascination for YJ's character makes it so that I can't drop it! Plus, watching SYA display more complex emotions in any given scene -- in a downward tilt of the head, in tear-bright eyes, in a clenched bloody fist, in a desperate rage-filled glare -- than all the other characters in an entire episode, combined, is an indescribable experience. This drama does not deserve her. So yeah, I make very good use of Dramafever's "skip forward 10 seconds" feature.

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SYA display more complex emotions in any given scene — in a downward tilt of the head, in tear-bright eyes, in a clenched bloody fist, in a desperate rage-filled glare — than all the other characters in an entire episode, combined, is an indescribable experience. This drama does not deserve her. So yeah, I make very good use of Dramafever’s “skip forward 10 seconds” feature.

True! I'm just watching to see every little bit of emotion she displays..It's just amazing to watch

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Thnak you gumimochi for the recaps and reviews!

Ok though I am watching this because of JCW there are things that I like na dI am entertained as well. For this episode i like the ff:

1. Seashore scene - beautifully executed with the background music and those seagulls made it more romantic! It is like I am watching a Hollywood romance movie!
2. JH-YJ scene at the Cloud Nine - as always so palpable! They have indeed a chemistry I cannot explain! And who with us is always waiting for their scens together??? Wookie always looks great and his facial expression is top acting everytime he is with SYA. And SYA is Always on tiptop shape with all those wardrobe wow! They just exploded everytime they are on a scene! Great actors indeed!

Not liking:

1. Anna taking the martial lessons with Master Song so unnecesary!
2. The living room scene with JH and Anna after JH hugged her, again too long to shoot! For me it is exaggerated again! This drama is really short of subtlety as everyone is saying.

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Hi, does anyone know the background soundtrack or song when Je Ha and Anna were at the beach? The part where he started to chase Anna. Really like it!! :>

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I really liked this weeks episodes, i'm kinda surprised myself that of all the shows i was anticipating this one turned out to be the most loved abot this episode:
JH/YJ conversation was interesting as it is usually with these two, it was the most clear JH's been about his stance on YJ's character, as he was about the motivation behind protecting Anna..there is always a Raniya who is killed for knowing too much about people like YJ and PKS, and that wasn't the point of his revenge , as for YJ, i do understand when she says she was once a victim too( even though we don't really know how much truth is to it considering what SW's mother said about her being unloved because she showed signs of evil as opposed to becoming evil because she wasn't loved), but she actually tries to justify herself with turning other people into wolves, with planting hatred and fear deep into their hearts..if it' all about being a wolf, then JH is actually one too, but at least he doesn't want other people to become like him just because he couldn't stay innocent himself(BTW, the chemistry between JH\YJ is off the charts but that's partly because of their characters and heated interactions so it's in fact natural that it's not the same with Anna, but i actually find it great on JCW's part to develop two very different types of chemistry through the nature of each relationship and character)
i also like SW's entry in the game and i'm very intrigued by his character, i generally like the fact that we can't still really tell ho is the worst of all..
unlike most of u guys.. i like JH and Anna's moments toghether.His fascination with Anna is another proof of him longing for innocence and loving to find it in people rather than being jealous or hateful towards them like YJ, with her it's his shortlived childhood that plays out .but for now, the little love story between them is like living in a fantasy and it would just last that long, and JH knows it, because as much as he's ok with living this childish dream and being the teenage boy in love he probably didn't get to be when he should have been he can't just leave a past full of dark choices and secrets behind, and Anna will soon start asking questions, once she stepped out of her little bubble of the handsome knight in shining armor protecting her from all evil...
i'm so looking forward to the upcoming eps, sorry for the long comment my dear friends

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THIS EPISODE WAS THE BOMB!! I love watching my Anna and Je Ha ship sail wohooo!!!

I was shocked when Je Ha was dreaming about the day Raniya died, i thought it was Raniya when he uncovered the mask but it was ANNA covered in blood!

P.S. That beach chase scene though looks like one of Yoona's INNISFREE commercial hahahaha <3

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The most significant thing that happened in the entire episode was the dream sequence, because when JH reveals the face of the dead body it is no longer Rania. In his dream, the dead body is now Anna. This is why his emotional reaction is so instinctual and strong. He now has a chance to keep his Rania alive in the person of Anna. This is a major shift in character motivation for JH. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Again the most interesting scenes in this episodes were those between Yoojin and Jeha. Not only because of the tension and chemistry; it's also because we saw really well the duality of Jeha's character. He is neither an innocent lamb himself nor a knight in shining armor.

I'm looking forward the internal conflict when Jeha will have to choose between following Anna or Yoojin. I think it is the meaning behind the name K2: choosing between two women, two allegiances, and (maybe?) two loves.

The beach scene was so cheesy I yelled at my screen "Are you serious?", and then we had the super-cheesy and endless talkee-walkee/sleeping scene.
I find Anna interesting as a character (a woman who never really grew up), but the love-line is very disturbing. Somehow it looks like Jeha has fallen for a little girl, which is kind of creepy sometimes.
I would like to see Anna becoming a not-so-innocent lamb (maybe like the female character in Yongpal?).

In comparison, the elevator scene was very short but so powerful. When Yoojin told Jeha to take care, and admitted it was not because of the threat, and Jeha pretended he didn't understand what it meant, and the secretary freaked out because she totally understood what it meant ... I was like, "OMO \(*-*)/ "
such a great scene.

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I meant "walkie-talkie" sorry. (English is not my native language)

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+1
I loved that elevator scene :)

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*sighs* again, Yongpal writer really sucks at developing believable romance in his dramas. I can't buy how K2 fell for Anna. Their interactions are somehow odd and awkward and illogical, or would i say K2 is like out of his character when with her. the whole walkie talkie scene was way too long, i was like it's not over yet? the whole time. You're both adults for goodness sake, or at least Jeha i thought. Their reactions were so old school omg. Anna keeps behaving like a child having first crush makes it hard for me to root for her with K2. I cringed when she said she'll be okay because he's beside her. maybe i just hate my female leads to be just helplessly useless who has to guarded/protected all the time.

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No sah! I beg to disagree the romance for me is beautiful and believable. That Walkie talkie part is one of my fav and I can relate to them. This is how I was back in day when cellphone/telephone is not yet available in our area. I was like Anna when I chat to my crush for the first time over the radio heheh! So seeing this scene brings back those good memories. Then the sweet and tender kiss makes my heart flutter. My smile is from ear to ear heheh!! So yah I love this couple their chemistry is perfect in my opinion. I like Yoo Jin too and I think she is related to Je Ha. Let's wait see if my speculation is right.

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Agree! Old school romance rocks. The walkie talkie scene was ingenious. Definitely beats speaking on the phone or messaging! The writer did wonders in developing heart fluttering romance.

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Is the CEO uncle in the matchmaking business or something? What was all that stuff?
https://thedramafilesblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/file-no-the-k2-ep-09/

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When Je Ha sleeps, in his nightmare he sees Anna instead of Raniya when he uncovers the face. Thats why he pulls her in into his embrace.

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I am saving my comment until episode 10. Episode 9 is ok. However, the real action is on episode 10. Oh snap, why did I put my email on my name.??? Please change it to Trina.

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Done. But.. I'm just wondering... couldn't you change the Name field before posting the comment?

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I am so happy that finally here some have decided to drop this drama after 10 episodes. At least now others who enjoy it even partly can watch it properly. Any healthy criticism not jst nagging over repeated things is more than welcome

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There's more sizzling chemistry between JeHa and Yoojin in 20 seconds than there is in 20min with JeHa and Anna.

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So true.

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Thanks DramaBeans for sharing all your thoughts, I have to wait the whole week before seeing anything K2. It is so great reading everyone's different perspectives!

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Ok now at least we know someone like someone clearly now but what about SY.does site like k2 is she's simply using him? What's up? And Yoona is really really beautiful.

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It's funny seeing people root so much for Yoo Jin. She's a smart character and the actress plays her very well, but unlike a lot of people I couldn't watch a drama where it was just her and Je ha. While their relationship is interesting, it honestly started to bug me my first time watching it. Most of it was interesting and added a nice aspect to the drama but I felt like it got to be too much near the end

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