Revenge and regret turn former enemies into allies in Whisper
Each new teaser for SBS’s legal revenge thriller Whisper peels back another layer in the relationship between detective Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift–14 Days) and judge Lee Sang-yoon (On the Way to the Airport). They’ll begin as allies and quickly become enemies when he betrays her, but in the latest teaser they’re already hinting at a turnaround for Lee Sang-yoon, who just might throw away the keys to the kingdom to save her.
The latest drama from the writer-director team behind Punch stars Lee Bo-young as a detective who wages war on the rich and powerful people who frame her father for a crime. She’s a devoted daughter whose trust in her father never wavers, and she fights the dangerous network of baddies to prove his innocence. (Yay, Action Lee Bo-young!) And Lee Sang-yoon is the one person she thinks she can trust with her father’s case, because he’s a principled judge known for doing the right thing.
But his principles waver when faced with an offer from law firm CEO Kim Gab-soo (The K2), to marry his daughter Park Se-young (Beautiful Mind) and inherit the company. That choice gets Lee Sang-yoon two new enemies: lawyer Kwon Yul (Bring It On, Ghost) who wants that spot for himself, and Lee Bo-young who thought he’d be the one person who couldn’t be bought.
The latest teaser opens with Lee Bo-young saying that Lee Sang-yoon erased the only evidence that could’ve cleared her father’s name. She then reads the news that he’s about to become Kim Gab-soo’s son-in-law and we see her break down in tears. Kwon Yul warns his new rival Lee Sang-yoon, “Your life will disappear, and it’ll be a world where principled judge Lee Dong-joon [Lee Sang-yoon’s character] misuses the law for power.”
When Lee Sang-yoon discovers that Lee Bo-young is headed for a trap, he warns her but she goes running into the lion’s den anyway. She tells him, “You were right—we’re destroying each other.” He gets a call that she’s in danger as a horde of gangsters descends on her car, and Lee Sang-yoon races to save her. She says in voiceover, “Were you ever sorry, just once?” He thinks as he goes to her, “I promise to tell you—that I was sorry.” The teaser’s copy reads: “You were my enemy, and my only nest.” And you betrayed herrrrrrrr! *shakes fist*
Whisper will take over the Monday-Tuesday slot that’ll be vacated by Defendant. You can catch a glimpse of Ji Sung visiting his wife’s set in the stills below.
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