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Suspicious Partner: Episodes 35-36

I just love how this show plays with the idea of memory, and how it can affect people in different ways. We’ve seen how memories can affect even someone like Hyun-soo, for better or for worse. As all of our characters prove, a person’s memory shapes who they are, and those memories are capable of turning them into a fighter for justice or a cold-blooded killer.

 
EPISODE 35 RECAP

After losing Hyun-soo at the hospital, Ji-wook tries to call Yoo-jung, only to learn that Hyun-soo injured her during his escape. He calls Eun-hyuk, who’s driving Bong-hee to the office, and both of them head back to see Yoo-jung.

Yoo-jung is fine with just a mild concussion, but Eun-hyuk is beyond frantic and he begs her loudly and dramatically to wake up. Heh, Yoo-jung is embarrassed by his histrionics and hisses at him to shut up as Ji-wook and Bong-hee slink away.

Ji-wook says that he feels guilty for not anticipating that Hyun-soo would make a run for it, and Bong-hee wonders if Hyun-soo regained his memory. Ji-wook thinks he did, but he says there’s no way to know exactly how much he remembers. In light of the danger, he asks Bong-hee to come back to his house for the time being, but she declines and promises to be careful.

Eun-hyuk is still fussing over Yoo-jung like a mother hen as he takes her home from the hospital. Ji-hae sees them with their arms draped over each other, and from her perspective, they look like a very close couple.

Eun-hyuk doesn’t intend to go into Yoo-jung’s apartment, but she steps inside without her purse, so he follows her nervously. She collapses on the couch and says wearily that she hopes she goes to sleep and never wakes up, embarrassed about losing Hyun-soo. Eun-hyuk ends up staying until she falls asleep, then leaves after covering her with a blanket.

Ji-wook paces, trying to figure out just how much Hyun-soo probably remembers. He lists the people Hyun-soo has met since waking up: Ji-wook, Yoo-jung, and Bong-hee. It’s torture to Ji-wook, not knowing how far back Hyun-soo’s current memory extends.

He asks himself if Hyun-soo recalls the murders he committed and his purpose for committing them. One thing he does know is that Hyun-soo remembers someone he went to school with, since he stole their photo from his old yearbook.

It’s Bong-hee’s true identity in particular that’s bothering Hyun-soo, because she feels familiar to him, but he still can’t recall exactly who she is. He caresses his lost girl So-young’s yearbook photo, wondering why he killed those people and what he was trying to finish.

Two days after Hyun-soo’s escape, Yoo-jung’s boss is furious about the public’s opinion that by not watching the suspect properly, the district attorney’s office is now expending a lot of manpower trying to capture him again. He orders Yoo-jung to take a leave of absence, telling Ji-hae to do the same.

Frustrated by Ji-wook and Bong-hee’s mopey moods, the guys all bravely promise to catch Hyun-soo themselves if he shows up around them. Ji-wook suddenly remembers Hyun-soo saying on the bridge that he wants Ji-wook to feel how he feels before he tossed out a casual comment that he’ll just have to “kill them all” to make Ji-wook understand.

He barks at them to stop making jokes, directing them to keep themselves safe no matter what.

Hyun-soo takes another flower to his old school, and as he looks at So-young’s photo, a flash of memory returns. He sees So-young running from someone through a field of tall grass, glancing behind her in terror. The memory shakes him deeply.

Ji-wook and Bong-hee visit the school, since Ji-wook is certain that Hyun-soo will come here in an attempt to recover more of his memory. He tells Bong-hee that he’ll probably visit the places where he killed his victims next. They leave the campus, and behind them, Hyun-soo watches them go.

He has another quick flash of memory, this time of seeing Bong-hee standing on her balcony the night that he first saw her. He stares after her now, whispering, “Who are you?”

Bong-hee stays at Ji-wook’s late that night to finish up some work. Growing sleepy, she makes a cup of coffee, but on her way back to her desk, she senses something that makes her blood run cold. She turns slowly to see Hyun-soo sitting in a chair just a few feet away.

Upset, he asks, “Who are you?” Bong-hee says that she should be asking why he’s here, but Hyun-soo just moans that his head hurts, sounding like he’s in agony as he explains that she’s the first person he saw when he woke up but his head keeps telling him to get rid of her.

He asks Bong-hee if she knows why, but then he suddenly remembers seeing her on her balcony more clearly. He hears his own voice growling, “I must make sure she can’t talk.”

Frustrated and confused, Hyun-soo lurches towards Bong-hee, telling her to answer his question. He grows more agitated as he repeats over and over, “Who are you? What are you? What am I? Tell me who I am. Why am I like this??

Bong-hee calmly tells him that it’s because she witnessed his killing. While Hyun-soo tries to process this, she throws a stack of papers at him, then knocks him down with a taekwondo kick. She lands a few punches before he throws her into the desk and raises a heavy box to smash down on her head.

But someone crashes into Hyun-soo, tossing him across the room — it’s Ji-wook. He checks to see if Bong-hee is okay as Hyun-soo pulls out a knife. Ji-wook evades Hyun-soo’s wild slashes with the weapon, then he flips Hyun-soo over his head and slams him to the floor.

While Hyun-soo is stunned, Ji-wook and Bong-hee work together to hold his arms behind his back. Bong-hee suddenly freezes, eyes wide, gasping that Ji-wook is bleeding. It’s only then that he realizes that he’s been stabbed.

Ji-wook drifts in and out of consciousness in the ambulance, with Bong-hee crying over him. While he’s out, he relives his memory of the fire, but this time, he remembers what truly happened.

He’d been in his bedroom, and he’d opened the door to find his father lying among the flames, reaching out to him. A man, Bong-hee’s father, had fought his way to Ji-wook’s father, but Ji-wook’s dad had weakly begged him to save his son instead.

Bong-hee’s father had grabbed little Ji-wook and carried him out of the house. With a kind smile, he’d reassured Ji-wook that he would save his mom and dad, then he went back into the flames. He never came back out.

Sometime later, Ji-wook wakes in a hospital bed to see Bong-hee, CEO Byun, Eun-hyuk, and Chief Bang all hovering over him nervously. He peers at them with a frown, then asks, “Who are you?” Oh, you have got to be kidding me.

Then Ji-wook starts laughing, the evil little troll. Everyone laughs with him except Bong-hee, and he grows serious again when he sees her distraught expression. Chief Bang and Eun-hyuk quickly catch on, and they hustle CEO Byun out of the room.

Ji-wook tells Bong-hee that he’s sorry, and she assumes that he’s sorry for getting hurt and worrying her. She threatens to really get mad if he does something like that again, feeling guilty that everything bad that happens to him is because of her.

With Hyun-soo in custody again, Yoo-jung has a chance to question him about whether his memory has returned, but he refuses to acknowledge her. She continues asking questions and showing him photos of his victims, but Hyun-soo just silently stares at her.

Still in the hospital, Ji-wook wakes later to find Bong-hee sleeping with her head on his bed. He’s utterly charmed, and he reaches out to smooth her tousled hair. She wakes up, startled to see him watching her, and he doesn’t tell her that her head looks like a rat’s nest.

She wants to check his stitches, but he primly refuses, too shy to let her see something so ugly. Bong-hee assures him that his wound is probably very cute and sexy, then she realizes what she just said. She apologizes for not being good at keeping her personal feelings to herself.

Ji-wook chuckles, admitting that he likes it. He says that he needs to tell Bong-hee something very important, but they’re interrupted by the arrival of all the guys, including Jae-hong. The little rascal also wants to see Ji-wook’s wound, but Ji-wook fends him off.

He tries to distract Jae-hong by saying that Chief Bang also has a cool scar. But Jae-hong quips that he has no interest in that ajusshi, and Chief Bang snaps back, “I have no interest in you, either!” HAHA, as if he wasn’t all excited to show off his scar just ten seconds ago.

Yoo-jung catches Eun-hyuk lurking outside her office door, and he pretends that he’s all shocked to see her here, like a big awkward dork. He asks how she’s recovering from her concussion and she says that she’s depressed — but because of her life, not her injury. Eun-hyuk gives her the food he brought, reminding her not to rush her meals like she’s been doing.

 
EPISODE 36 RECAP

When Ji-wook is finally allowed to go home, Bong-hee brings him a tray of food which he runs from like she’s trying to poison him, hee. She reminds him that he’s not allowed to work, not even to go to meetings, and she vows to take care of him herself (as an employee, of course).

He tries to assure her that he doesn’t need help, but she looks so woebegone from the guilt of getting him stabbed that he accedes to her wishes. She watches him expectantly, waiting for him to eat the porridge she made, and though it looks like it’s killing him, he dutifully eats it just to see the smile on her face. That’s love, right there.

Later, she helps him clean and re-bandage his stab wound, and they continue like this for several days. Ji-wook is nearly undone by Bong-hee’s attentions, and at one point, he admits that he’s struggling to hold himself back around her. He finishes bandaging himself, just as Chief Bang arrives with the information Ji-wook requested about his parents’ deaths.

He tells Ji-wook that it’s hard to say since it’s been so long, but that there’s a good chance the fire was accidental and not arson, as he’s always been told. Ji-wook sighs, wondering how he’s supposed to tell all this to Bong-hee. He asks her to make some time to talk after work.

At first Ji-wook hesitates, unsure of how to begin. He starts by telling Bong-hee that the cause of the fire is still unknown, but that he’s certain that her father wasn’t an arsonist, and that he didn’t kill his parents. In fact, he says it’s the opposite: Her father saved his life and passed away while trying to rescue his parents.

Reeling, Bong-hee asks why her father was accused of killing his parents. Ji-wook can’t even hold his head up as he says, “Because of me.” He tells Bong-hee that it was his fault for saying in his statement that her father was the killer.

Bong-hee’s expression goes eerily blank as she asks why. Ji-wook knows that anything he says will sound like an excuse, but Bong-hee demands to hear his excuse anyway. Looking infinitely sad, Ji-wook tells her that he thinks that he lost his memory of the incident due to shock, and that District Attorney Jang needed to cover his mistake with her father’s erroneous assault charge, so he made Ji-wook believe that her father caused the fire.

He admits that whatever excuse he gives, in the end, it’s all his fault. Bong-hee walks home, still in shock at learning the truth, while Ji-wook cries out his guilt and shame.

Ji-hae is having a bad day too — after seeing Eun-hyuk and Yoo-jung together, she sighs that she must have gotten way ahead of herself (in thinking Eun-hyuk liked her). She tries to act fine when Bong-hee arrives home, but Bong-hee notices that she’s been crying.

Ji-hae can see that Bong-hee is about to cry, so she asks why. Bong-hee just flings herself at Ji-hae and hugs her, and the two sob on each other’s shoulders.

Apparently, another of Eun-hyuk’s “accidental” meetings with Yoo-jung backfired, and he complains about having to carry an armload of heavy files home for her. Yoo-jung asks if their seeing each other today, and every time she’s having a hard time, are really coincidences.

He says that they are, and she sighs that it’s a good thing she didn’t get the wrong idea. She says that they’re just good friends, and though Eun-hyuk looks as though he’d like to say more, in the end, he just agrees. Yoo-jung goes up to her apartment, telling herself that she did the right thing.

CEO Byun goes to see District Attorney Jang, and it’s obvious that there’s no love lost between the two men. CEO Byun tells District Attorney Jang that he’s wrong about Bong-hee being the one who killed Hee-joon, and that Jung Hyun-soo is the real murderer.

He adds that District Attorney Jang is stubborn and ignorant but that he’s not stupid, so if he takes the time to really look, he’ll see that it’s true. He also says that they both know that Ji-wook was born to be a prosecutor, and asks District Attorney Jang to do the right thing and reinstate him.

For once, District Attorney Jang listens to advice and looks over the files on Hee-joon’s murder and the bodies dumped in the water tower nearby. I don’t care how awful he is, looking at those photos of his son’s corpse must be devastating.

Later, Bong-hee finds District Attorney Jang in the hallway and confronts him, holding her head up and looking him right in the eyes. She informs him proudly that she’s the daughter of Eun Man-soo, the man he made a scapegoat to cover up his mistake. She tells District Attorney Jang firmly that her father was not an arsonist, and that she did not murder Hee-joon.

She accuses District Attorney Jang of being incapable of admitting when he’s wrong, and of fabricating evidence against her father, asking, “Have you thought about how the family you ruined had to live? How my mother lived? Do you know how hard my life was because of what you did to me?”

But she answers her own question, saying that he did know and just didn’t care. She says again that her father was an innocent man, and that it was District Attorney Jang who made the mistake.

She heads back to Ji-wook’s, but although he looks at her hopefully, she doesn’t say a word to him. He goes upstairs and is surprised when she comes up with his bandage kit, and though he says there’s no need for her to help, she tells him to just listen.

She asks if he’s truly sorry, and when he nods, she admits that she doesn’t know how to act around him. She says that District Attorney Jang’s mistake was bigger than his, but it’s true that Ji-wook made a false statement against her father. She tells Ji-wook to wait, and she’ll decide whether to forgive him or to let things stay as they are.

She turns to go, and Ji-wook reflexively reaches out to stop her and thanks her for coming back to work. Bong-hee says that she’s not back for good, she’s only trying to give herself time to think things through. Ji-wook says that it’s enough for him.

At the meeting the next morning (HA, Jae-hong is there, like he’s just one of them now), CEO Byun is up to his old antics and stirring the pot. Jae-hong records the bickering on his tablet, including Ji-wook’s regularly scheduled irritated outburst, hee.

Later, Bong-hee watches the video, grinning at the unintentional hilarity. She crops the film to just Ji-wook’s few seconds and lets it play over and over again.

Ji-wook visits Hyun-soo in jail, guessing by the return of his superior sneer that he’s gotten his memory back. Ji-wook tells Hyun-soo that he’s being charged with two murders in addition to his attack on Ji-wook himself, and that he intends to prove that Hyun-soo killed those other people as well.

He informs Hyun-soo that the system is merciful to those who confess, though he doesn’t think Hyun-soo deserves mercy. Hyun-soo just laughs and says that he thinks there’s someone who’s still on his side.

Hyun-soo decides to talk to Yoo-jung, and he confesses to all of his murders. He tells Yoo-jung that the identity of the second body found in the water tower is Sung Jae-hyun, who went to school with Jin-woo, the person whose body they already identified. He also admits to the murder of Jang Hee-joon, and we see that District Attorney Jang is watching this confession from behind the one-way mirror.

Hyun-soo says that he didn’t intend to kill Hee-joon, but that Bong-hee saw him on the rooftop nearby, and when he went to kill her, he found Hee-joon instead. Hyun-soo seems to know that District Attorney Jang is watching, and he taunts him by saying that Hee-joon kept crying out for his father, so he killed him.

District Attorney Jang rushes back to his office and picks up the portrait of Hee-joon that he keeps on his desk. He holds the picture to his heart and sobs. When he runs into Bong-hee again a while later, he shocks her by saying that he’s sorry. She tells him that his apology is not accepted, and he nods, unsurprised.

Hyun-soo is taken from his jail cell and transported to the parking garage, where District Attorney Jang waits in his car. Hyun-soo is seated beside him, and as they drive away, Hyun-soo grins like he knows that things are about to get very interesting.

At home, Ji-wook goes to his closet and gets out his old prosecutor’s robes. In voiceover, we hear him getting a call from the Ministry of Justice, reinstating Ji-wook as a prosecutor.

Epilogue.

Ji-wook lovingly steams his prosecutor’s robes, then tries them on. He smiles at himself in the mirror, looking happier and more confident than he has in a long time.

 
COMMENTS

Just when I was beginning to think that District Attorney Jang might not be entirely horrid, he goes and does this. Is he just incapable of actually following the law in a case where his personal feelings are involved? And how has he risen to the rank of DA when he’s obviously so corrupt, and avoided being caught all these years? I’m worried about why he’s taking Hyun-soo out of jail when Hyun-soo made that comment about someone being on his side. I’m scared that District Attorney Jang plans to subvert the law again and try doing something to Hyun-soo. This is very bad either way, because District Attorney Jang will either get himself killed, or he’ll kill Hyun-soo, and I have to admit that as evil as he is, I want Hyun-soo to see his lost girl avenged.

Hyun-soo’s quest to recover his hole-filled memory is fascinating, because it’s so interesting that he remembered killing those people, but not why. It made him more unpredictable and somehow even more dangerous, because the way he acted when he went after Bong-hee was wild and erratic, unlike his usual carefully calculated moves. When he confronted her at Ji-wook’s house, Hyun-soo seemed to be fighting his confusing urges, wanting answers before he gave in to his instincts. Regardless, it seems as though he remembers everything now, and though we get the gist of his motivations, I’m morbidly eager to discover the full truth of what happened to his lost girl and why he decided to take justice into his own hands.

On a slightly lighter note, I’m sad for Eun-hyuk that he got friend-zoned so hard, but I think it’s really for the best all around. I still don’t believe that he had any intention of getting together with Yoo-jung, because he’s made it crystal clear from the very beginning that Ji-wook’s friendship means more to him. But I also think that he got swept up in the drama when Yoo-jung was in danger, and that he let his emotions waver just a bit in one last extinction burst before the true end. It’s natural that Eun-hyuk would feel sad, even though he made his decision a long time ago. Luckily, there’s someone waiting in the wings and hoping to catch his eye, and I happen to think that they would be absolutely perfect for each other.

This was practically the only time I’ve agreed with Ji-wook’s decision to withhold information from Bong-hee for a while, in no small part because she wasn’t hurt in any way by waiting to know the truth about her father. I felt so bad for Ji-wook during that time, because he was facing the fact that not only has he been devastatingly wrong about her father’s role in his parents’ deaths, but because the truth actually reversed their previous positions. Until now, Bong-hee’s father has been taking the blame for murdering Ji-wook’s parents, when in fact he died because he was trying to save them. This makes Ji-wook feel directly responsible for the fact that Bong-hee grew up without her father, when all this time, he’s been subconsciously assigning the blame to her family for his life as an orphan.

Then to make matters worse, he has to tell her that it was his own confession that led to her father being branded as a murderer after his death. Even though he was brainwashed into believing the lie, it’s in Ji-wook’s nature to still accept the blame even though he was just a scared little boy, so I completely understand why he waited to tell Bong-hee until he knew the facts for sure. He knows how it changed the way he felt about Bong-hee when he thought that her father was the murderer, so he knows exactly how she’s likely to react and how it could push her even further from him. But I respect that Ji-wook had the courage to tell the truth, putting Bong-hee’s right to know that her father was innocent over his own wishes for them to get back together.

What makes me the happiest right now is seeing both Bong-hee and Ji-wook regaining their confidence and personal strength, that they’re using their time apart to reflect and work on themselves. Even when they were together, there was still something missing in both of them. Ji-wook was never content being a defense lawyer, and when he put those robes on in the epilogue, you could just see him filling up with pride and purpose. And knowing that both her own and her father’s names will soon be cleared has given Bong-hee back that spark that she lost when she thought that Ji-wook believed her father to be guilty. Regardless of whether they find their way back to each other (and I believe they will), this time apart has been good for them. Now they can love each other fully, both with everything they are, and for everything the other is.

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I like the idea of Ji-Wook going back to be a prosecutor because he was made for it, his strength as a lawyer is to do justice and protect people through putting criminals in jail, while Bong-Hee's strength is to fight against the system and defend people who were unjustly accused.
I picture them as a couple on opposite sides of the law. The sexy tension.
I've never admired Bong-Hee's strength so much when in this episode in the conversation with Jang Moo-Young, and it's so great to see more and more female characters fearless and fight their own battle, did I said that I love her so much as a character???
Is anyone else worried when Jung Hyun-Soo said that he still have someone by his side to help him?

Thank you for the recap <3

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Am I the only one who thinks the person on his side might be Chan-ho? Most people seem to think he's definitely dead, but I don't think so. Hyun-soo has admitted to the murders of everyone else except Chan-ho. He's never said anything to suggest Chan-ho is dead (in fact when he confessed to Ji-wook on the bridge, he named the other victims but didn't name Chan-ho even though Ji-wook mentioned his name with the others right before). When he didn't X out Chan-ho's face in the picture, I thought that was Hyun-soo deciding not to kill him. I think Hyun-soo tortured him into submission and then gave him one last thing he had to do before he could be free.

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I'm also thinking it's Chan Ho! He's labeled as "disappered" and not dead, so my guess is we haven't seen the last of him.

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Me three! No one's dead in dramaland until you see the body.

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I think it's Chan Ho too. Though I was creeped out when HS delivered that line, I was feeling hopeful too since that must mean Chan Ho is alive, right? Don't know why I'm feeling so attached to Chan Ho.

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I'm glad the truth finally got out but I don't know what to expect next week and how they are going to tie everything next week

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Next week will be the return of JW becoming prosecutor, and isnt that funny once he come back as PS, he will against the lawyer from his company, not for all cases, but im sure they will meet in the court at some point

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Am I the only one thinking, he had another reason, not wanting to lift the cover? :)

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Naughty?

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HAHA. That's where my mind went too.

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His face says it all ?

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To be entirely honest, I feel like Ji- Hyuk hasnt entirely been friend-zoned by Yoo Jung, who seems to be enjoying the attention and affection that he gives to her. I don't really see Ji-Hyuk and Ji-Hye getting together just because they have no history. No time spent together, no common ideals and not even a moment that just worked for the two of them because Ji-Hyuk seems pretty oblivious to her existence. I would actually love if Ji-Hyuk and Yoo-Jung realise that they genuinely have feelings for each other, clear out the misunderstandings with Ji-Wook, and then (with Ji-Wook being completely aware and accepting of it) get together.

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I agreed! Yoo-Jung seems that genuinely cares about Eunhyuk.
And if we think about it, since Yoo-Jung came back she always looking for Eun-Hyuk more than with Ji-Wook.
I think both are afraid to put their feelings out ther because of Ji-Wook. they feel that they don't deserve to like each other and even of a chance to be together.

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In regards to EH and Ji-Hye, you’ve got to be kidding me…
No history, no time spent together? On that basis no one would ever get to know anyone else.
EH seems pretty oblivious to her existence? He’s not oblivious to her existence; he’s just not romantically interested in her, because until now he’s still hung up on YJ. You may argue he could want to know more about her as friends, but as it’s been shown JW/EH/YJ are incapable of having friends.
Also, no common ideals?
1) They both work in the law field and fight for justice.
2) More importantly, they both betrayed their friends by being the SO who their friends partners cheated with!
Also, on a side tangent, I keep reading about this whole misunderstanding and clearing it out. I know the writer had them say they did nothing to each other and tried to backtrack, but anyone who believes that is dodo. On that faithful night: they both savagely got undressed, they both passed 1st base and they both nearly had sex – on what planet that constitutes nothing happened god knows. There is no misunderstanding to clear, JW already wants nothing to do with them and in the scenario they get together that will only be amplified imo
JW has stated he will never forgive them and has shown on numerous occasions he wants nothing to do with either of them if he can avoid it. I personally believe remaining work colleagues and acquaintances is the limit of their new relationship post-nothing happened. And, I couldn’t care less if EH hung around like a puppy. JW’s stance has been clear and no one is forcing EH to stick around if doesn’t like JW not wanting to be friends with him. EH constantly poking his way back in and latching onto JW is pretty creepy, especially when you’re all talking about JW/BH respecting each other’s decisions/feelings, you all seem to give EH a pass for constantly ignoring and trampling on the lines JW sets.
In regards EH/YJ, disregarding all the excess baggage, don’t forget EH is YJ’s only friend. If their relationship were to fail she would literally have no one left, so her current feelings are probably not enough to take that risk. Plus, I would think she realises the current imbalanced dynamic of their feelings (because whatever YJ is feeling, EH is feeling it 100 times more) and wouldn’t want to abuse that fact and do what’s easy. If anything, taking what’s been said in the past at face value, she knows how a relationship where one party is way more heavily invested ends up with her and JW; so she’s probably chosen to avoid it because she knows deep down the extent of EH’s love isn’t truly reciprocated.
Lastly, “and if we think about it, since Yoo-Jung came back she always looking for Eun-Hyuk more than with Ji-Wook.” You mean after YJ told JW she wanted to get back together and it had to be him, followed by JW showing her he’s moved on? The only reason she didn’t look for JW is because he doesn’t want anything to do with her… As far as I remember, prior to becoming friends...

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As far as I remember, prior to becoming friends with EH again, she only actively looked for him on his birthday? Whoop-de-doo.

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"They both work in the law field and fight for justice."
Having the same profession is not equal having the same values, Considering that we have never seen Ji-Hae fighting fearless and determined to achieve justice and Eun-Hyuk has also never shown himself to be a lawyer who would only take clients who he believes to be innocent.

Eun-Hyuk continues to stay because Ji-Wook never actually did anything for Eun-Hyuk to leave. On the contrary, Ji-Wook said that although he can't forgive Eun-Hyuk, he also can't live without him around.
and since nothing happened between Yoo-Jung and Eun-Hyuk, we have to distrust everything. What really happened between them? How far they went? they only Kiss? What? because wasn't shown, so far we know absolute nothing what happen that night, except that it could have happened.
Obviously for you everything that Eun-Hyuk and Yoo-Jung does is wrong, for some people we can see that she may have some more serious feelings for him. What are these feelings only the drama can reveal.

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If Eun-hyuk and Yoo-jung don't end up together I'll be shocked. There are too many hints that they both still deeply care about each other. I'm guessing we're going to get an admission by one of them anytime now.

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Their story might be developing in 2 left episodes. Not only YJ with EH, but with the rest of character, she's good now.

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I think once JW and BH get their pasts sorted out and are together, EH and YJ will feel better about thinking about getting together. I'm not feeling YJ, but I want EH to be happy.
EH and JH would have been cute too, but I really like how the JH and EH pairing is played for comic relief, especially since we're in need of humor these past few weeks' worth of episodes.

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Jae Hong fits just right in there !! Annd can i just squeal about his times with Jiwook and the rest !! ( Looking at you Chief Bang and Ceo Byun !! ) Also, what is Hee Joon's father going to do !! The thing about suspicious partner is that sometimes the villians really do outshine the leads.

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I was just about to comment that, I hope he features in future episodes because he is so cute omg

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I watch it on viki as well and I have the same problem as you just differently. When I watch it on the day it's released there isn't a epilogue, but when I watch it again the next day there is. So, I'm guessing, they don't have access to the epilogue till the next day?

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If you go to official sbs channel in YouTube, you'll find the epilogue. They upload it after the show airs.

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It's on Viki on every even-numbered episode after the freeze frames and the preview.

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Actually you can find epilogues on IG, Youtube, and naver.

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Thanks for the recap!

-Hmm, so I guess I assumed that HS remembered a lot more than he does. Regaining only part of his memories made for a really interesting episode plot-wise, and I know I've said this every single episode but DH continues to just blow me away. I found myself being able to guess just how much he remembered in each scene just by his little facial expressions and movements and that takes some serious skill as an actor.
-I had guessed that BH's dad was trying to help during the fire, but actually seeing it, and how kind and brave a person he was, made my heart just shatter. It's one thing to hear about BH's loss, but another thing entirely to see how great of a man her father was. I was so grateful for the return of badass BH in this episode when she confronted DA Jang - that was every bit as satisfying as I wanted it to be.
-When JW said "who are you?" upon waking, I literally almost threw my laptop across the room. Thank god he was joking, haha.
-I understand JW's guilt about BH's father, and BH's anger, but I don't think this is something he can reasonably take responsibility for. He was a child and a majorly traumatized one at that, who was being heavily influenced by an adult with a great deal of power...So the fact that he's taking the blame seems like a lapse in logic to me. I'm at least glad we had some communication in this episode.

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Thank you. I kept saying that he was a child, what is there to forgive. He was a child, full stop, a traumatized one at that. It would have been better if she was reconciling her resentment towards him with her love for him, so she needs time, that makes sense. However, he was a child, forgiveness is unnecessary.

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I don't think Bong Hee hates him. Like you said, he was a child. But sadly, he is a constant reminder of how badly her father was treated and how her families suffered as a consequence. In real life, this sort of things do end even marriages. I don't know why the writers went this far. They'll forgive and forget by the end but only because OTP can't be apart at the end. It would feel like a forced happy ending to me now. But that's just me perhaps.

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I agree that JW would be a constant reminder just as how earlier BH was serving as a reminder to JW that her father was the one he remembered as having killed his parents. Even if it's illogical, I can understand their feelings in both situations.

I'm not really into the the fathers storyline and have been feeling that it's being used to prevent the OTP from being happy too early in the series. What's really concerning is the corruption and ineptness of the prosecutors. I wish they could have used this storyline to go after DA Jang and it would have made a strong connection with HS's backstory.

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Thanks for the recap Lollypip.

Alright since no one else pointed it out, I'll go ahead and say it: this is the first episode in which Bong-hee disappointed me.


I thought it was glaringly obvious that the testimony of a 7-ish-year-old is not only NOT reliable but could be invalid simply in lieu of the fact that they are babies. I just…I just don’t understand why the writer chose to make Eun Bong Hee uncharacteristically drag out the drama and pain by not immediately relieving Ji-wook of his illogical self-imposed guilt for mistakenly testifying against an innocent man when he was a child. Why would Eun Bong Hee wanna “think” about whether to forgive him or not, especially after she has verified it was the head prosecutor’s scheming and manipulation that was responsible? I mean, “think” about what? Think about placing a dagger into the heart of the man you supposedly love and then twist it little by little while he waits in pain and misery? I mean, whyyy? I know she’ll eventually “forgive” him (although I believe but there’s nothing to forgive since in my opinion children that young aren’t morally responsible), but why is she dragging it out?

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Yeah that's what I was thinking. I understand Ji-wook feeling guilty over his mistaken testimony, but I don't understand how Bong-hee could reinforce that guilt instead of immediately realizing he was just a 7 yr old child under extreme trauma and distress who couldn't possibly be a reliable witness.

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@peichi, exactly, couldn't have said it better!

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I have to say this. I didnt point it out cause I think what Bonghee did was reasonable. Did you forget that it was Jiwook who keep the distance first when he thought Bonghee's father killed his parents? So it's natural if Bonghee did the same thing, even if she knew it wasn't Jiwook's fault that her dad was falsely accused. She just needs time to heal the wound, pretty much like Jiwook did while trying to figure out what really happened in the fire accident

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I agreed!! I prefer the two taking some time to try to put their feelings in order than to be together with some discomfort and bad feelings. She received shock info about her father She needs to comfort herself first before comfort Ji-Wook
I feel that "forgiving" it's not because of the false testimony, but because of all this mess, the distance that he initially put between the two (which I understand why he did), hide things.

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@laisfrede. I agree that Bong hee needed time off. Its the choice of words she used to convey that need to Ji wook that I take issue with. Please read my explanation for why I think it differs below if you are so inclined ;).

Btw, I know I'm taking this drama thing way too seriously. I just like talking about dramas I like in extreme ridiculous detail.

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Oh, there's nothing wrong with some spirited discussion @kakakash! It just means the writers are on the right(ish) track if they are writing episodes that are compelling conversations and disagreements.

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@isa. Lol. Thaaanks homie. True.

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Except tried to put space between them so that he could figure out exactly what he felt and what it meant. Bong Hee, on the other hand, isn't giving either of them that space. She's just being the judge, jury and executioner.

And even then, there's a difference. Ji-Wook was never mad at Bong Hee. He was mad at what her father did (what he thought her father did) and was trying to make the decision if he could still be with her knowing that her father killed his parents. Bong Hee is mad that he accused her father of killing his parents. The ruining of a reputation is no light thing --but it cannot be the equivalent of murder.

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@isa, I completely agree. Its a fine line, but it makes all the difference in the world.

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@kittykatty. Hmm, the following is my opinion in regards to Ji wook, so its alright not to agree.

First off, I was never one for the logic that “because they did this, it’s okay that I should do so as well”. Someone else’s actions never justify one’s own. But more to the point, the way I saw it the reaction Ji wook had in response to finding out Bong hee’s father possible involvement in his parents’ death was expressed to the audience as grief and disbelief. I can never hold people responsible for their feelings and reactions since such are often involuntary. Ji wook withdrew from Bong hee subtly and briefly because he was probably having crazy thoughts such as, what if Bong hee was complicit in her father’s crimes, what if acquitting Bong hee of her crimes recently was a mistake because she was actually guilty like Hyun soo, and so on. Ji wook even had a moment in which he involuntarily withdrew from Bong hee when she tried to kiss him. I want to stress the importance of the concept involuntarily, since all of Ji-wook’s emotions and reactions were small, involuntary actions. Notice the way in which Ji wook handled his extreme grief and accompanying emotions by weighing his priorities and then making the decision to remain headstrong and then choosing to be with his girlfriend instead of letting his evil thoughts and emotions get in the way. He never openly CHOSE to express or convey to his girlfriend that he was doubting her. But he CHOSE to express to her that despite his flawed reactions, he wished to remain with her. It’s a fine line, but to me it’s the small things that count.

I acknowledge that Bong hee may need some time off to register facts and put her mind in order. Yet why she chose to express her needs in words such as “but its true you did testify against my father” and “just wait until I decide whether to forgive you or not” is beyond me. As peichi already mentioned, by saying those words it was like Bong hee was reinforcing Ji wook’s illogical guilt. Rather, Bong hee could have expressed her need for distance and time by saying something like, “I know it wasn’t your fault. I still need some time to myself right now…” etc.

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In all honesty, I think she used that phrasing because of how well she understands him. So, I'm with those who think that she mostly just needs some space to get used to this new information, which is both liberating and hurtful at the same time. I don't think she actually blames him, but I think that she understands that he blames himself, and that if she just denied his effort to take responsibility, he would feel MORE guilty.

I agree with all those saying he has nothing to be guilty about, but he has always been very black-and-white in his assessments of the world. He is not a guy who lives in the shades of grey. She knows this about him, and knows that making him see the shades of grey in this situation is going to take time. For now, she can just take her time, and let him know that she is considering whether she can live with this, and do so within his black-and-white world view to keep it simple.

To some degree, when someone is struggling with something, as he is right now, it can be respectful to acknowledge their own world view. I suspect that at some point, she will be a little more firm about the "you were just a child" thing, but when she does, the fact that she "forgave" him will allow him to here her perspective more easily, because she acknowledged his perspective first.

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@mehitable I...respectfully disagree. I believe Ji wook has shown remarkable capability to weigh the shades of grey, notably when it comes to Jung Hyun Soo (he was man enough to admit that Hyun soo possibly lost his memories and helped him recover them, despite there being the alternate possibility that he was lying). So this perspective of letting Ji wook continue wallowing in guilt doesn't make sense to me. But again, thats just my opinion...

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You know, I kinda predicted this would happen. She decided to break up with him because she didn't want him to take the pain for the fact that her dad was responsible in his parents 'dead (while she kept denying the fact knowing that her father wasnt such a person). Yes, Jiwook decided to remain headstrong and chose to remain with her instead of running away, but it doesn't change the fact that he once thinks her father was guilty. She couldnt live with the fact that her boyfriend thinks her father was a murderer. That's enough to make her live with pain.
And suddenly she learned the real fact that her dad was innocent, in fact he was Jiwook's savior. That was enough to make the bombshell but Jiwook was, like, adding fuel to the fire by saying that it was his statement that made her dad being falsely accused. If I was in Bonghee's shoes, I'd probably feel the same way. She was mad and hurt at the same time.
Saying "it's true you did testify against my father" was actually her saying "I know it wasnt truly your fault, but it is true that you testified against my father." So I think, she actually knew that it wasn't his fault. And to be more clear of that , you can see that she didnt accept the DA's apology right away, while to Jiwook she said, "just wait for my decision." And that was not only for the statement he made, but also for the fact he thought that her father was guilty for years.
But again, you can see that Jiwook (back to when he thought that her father was guilty), in the end, chose to remain with her despite all the crazy thing happened, so I think Bonghee will also choose to be with him. That's what I mean when I said she did the same thing like he did. Maybe a bit different, but it's actually the same. It's not that she's mad at him, or she really blamed him, but that's her way trying to handle all of this crazy stuffs happened in her head. That's her way to forgive him and also reflect to herself. And so eventually, and hopefully, she'll be back to him to him with no more heartbreak and (like LollyPip said) they can love each other fully, both with everything they are and for everything the other is.

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@kittykatty, I can see your perspective.

@ your last statement I also agree and hope we get there without much heartache. I'm not too worried about that since we only have two more episodes (or four half hours) and both Bong hee and Ji wook appear on track to reconciling. I'm actually more interested in how they get Jung hyun soo's case sorted out in that short amount of time.

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The problem I have is less about her wanting some distance and space to think and process what she just learned. That's reasonable. What wasn't reasonable was the way she got angry and yelled at him demanding to know why he gave false testimony when he was trying to tell her what happened and also later when she said she had to decide whether to forgive him or not. When Ji-wook kept his distance he was still calm and never lashed out at Bong-hee or held her responsible. Just like whatever Bong-hee's father wasn't Bong-hee's fault, it shouldn't be Ji-wook's fault what he said when he was 7 years old and suffering from extreme trauma and under great distress. She may need time to process everything, but she shouldn't need to forgive him because he didn't do anything wrong. He clearly felt guilty about it, but she was forcing him to relive the trauma of his parent's death and the terrible interrogations he went through and reinforcing his guilt over something he couldn't possibly be held responsible for.

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But on the one hand, people aren't always able to be reasonable when given extremely emotional news. And on the other hand, I don't think she was mad at him or holding him responsible, but more angry because he was taking responsibility without giving any sort of explanation about how or why it happened. Did he do it to be funny? Because he didn't care? Because he was confused? Because he was scared? Because he didn't remember? Like, there are a lot of potential reasons, and which one it was actually does matter a lot, and he's just refusing to "make excuses." That's why she's so frustrated and shouty in that moment.

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Reply @ peichi & mehitable, I agree that the moment in which Bong hee sternly asked him to explain his reasons may be simply because she wanted answers.

It was Bong-hee's latter actions in which she told him to wait until she decided to forgive him because he did in fact testify that I question.

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@peichi I don't think it was unreasonable to be angry and yell at Ji wook when she asked him why he gave a false testimony, actually to me that reaction wasn't angry it was more demanding to know why it happened, I felt she needed to know the reason because she doesn't want to hate Ji wook. And if you put yourself in her shoes isn't it also the same that while Ji wook was telling her this she was also relieving painful memories of her own as a Child? Which may be part why she was yelling. It's unfair to be so concerned of Ji wook's feeling without being concerned as well for Bong hee's own trauma of the past.
Bong her was hurting as well when they were having this conversation so why is she required to be the better person and be understanding and calm so easily? Actually Ji wook had time to be calm of his emotions while saying all these to Bong hee.

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I agree with you.
I feel Bong hee just needs time to accept that Ji wook had a part in her father's demise and ruined reputation.
I don't agree with the immediate judgement that she is supposed to realize that him being a child coerced is without guilt.
If you put yourself in her shoes she grew up without a father and probably bullied because her father was accused of murder. This was I'm assuming when she was the same age as Ji wook, it must be hard for her to think of Ji wook the same way because he was a part of that hardship.
I think she's only human trying to sort out her emotions on that score, she knows it wasn't directly his fault but she would be reminded everytime she looked at Ji wook of her father's fate.
For me, it was brave of her to make that clear to Ji wook, so he knows what's in her heart and he would know that when she comes back to him, it's because she knows he wasn't at fault and can move past it.

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@kittykat i agree with your initial statement I meant haha. So many replies it got lost

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@dreamer08 @mischiefdreamer Yes, thank you for your statement. I know right, I just think her reaction is understandable considering that Jiwook, all this year, really thought her father was guilty but it's actually contradiction. So Jiwook's mistake was not only the statement he made (and she knew he was brainwashed that time) but also, at some point, he really thought her father was guilty. That's my simple logic reason on her saying "just-wait-for-my-decision"

I know, right. So many replies that I get confused my self haha. But I explained the reason behind my initial statement, all of my thoughts above, only to kakakash as he/she was the original comment. I cant re-reply all the replies as my second long-statement has explained everything.

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Even if it's not completely reasonable, it was very understandable. It was her knee-jerk reaction. An emotional, psychological response. Just like how even though JW knew he loved BH, finding out that she's his parents' supposed killer's daughter made him involuntarily pull away even though he wanted to hold her close. I'm actually glad she got angry instead of being the understanding angel that soothes the hero's pain. It made her feel more human and more open - a nice change from recent weeks. And I know after she's had time to come to terms with what happened, she will come back to JW and give him the absolution he seeks - probably even saying something like "there's nothing to forgive. You were a kid". Let's give the girl some space!

I'm sadden that some viewers seem angry at BH. I do think the writing failed BH somewhat. JW and BH have a shared past, but JW's trauma was emphasized several times in this series and not BH's. She lost a parent and then that dead parent's name was dragged through the mud. While we knew her dad was wrongly accused of something vague since the beginning of the series, it's only recently that we learned that he was conveniently made the arsonist. And it's only until this week that we realized how hurt and traumatized BH felt about the injustice done to her dad and to her family. By the time she spoke about it, I actually didn't feel too emotionally connected. I feel like BH has been sidelined this past month, so the audience has been distanced from her too. The writer had already had BH do the "keep my distance. stay and wait for my answer" thing before for the time when JW confessed to BH after rejecting her, so the second time around feels a little frivolous.

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I agree with this 100% I feel like the writers really dropped the ball on Bong Hee. At the beginning of the series when she was in prison waiting for trial that would have been an excellent time to give us more information about Bong Hee and her father. Instead they focused on showing us her blossoming one-sided crush. At the time I enjoyed it (I'm here for romance, dang it!) but now that they want to capitalize on her painful childhood and her father it feels too little too late.

Its fanwanking, is what it is. Fans are providing facts that her family was dragged through the mud and she was picked on and how horrible her childhood must have been. Which now that people have mentioned it---heck yeah, it must have been terrible. But the show has done a terrible job of showing it. Especially in comparison to Ji Wook. His pain and sadness and hurt have been on display all series long--seemingly from every side. His parents (obviously), his friendship, his love life (before and after hooking up with Bong Hee) his job--we see and feel him react to every step of this. With Bong Hee its glossed over, completely. If I hadn't watched the episodes where she was locked up in prison I would never know about it because other than a mention here or there she's just bopping along little Suzy Sunshine. Is it Nam Ji Hyun's fault for not giving Bong Hee a layer of edge to her performance? Has it been there the entire time and I just never noticed?

I fully expect the next episodes to have Bong Hee realizing exactly what she said/implied when she reacted to what Ji Wook told her.And I'll eat my hat if she doesn't say something along the lines of, "You were a kid! Of course I don't blame you!" Possibly with a aegyo and an oppa pout wiggle to bring some levity.

But for right now, even though her response may seem reasonable. I didn't like it. I would have been more sympathetic if she had said it in the moment. But, she didn't. He was upstairs, by himself, and she came up to help him dress his wound. He said he didn't need help. She announces that she doesn't know how to act around him because he did make the false statement and that she needs to think about whether or not to forgive him. She didn't have to do any of it the way that she did. It seems needlessly cruel.

I will say this though, I just rewatched the scene and maybe its because its the only scene I watched, I could really see this time how hurt she was by the whole mess. That goes a long way for me. When I was watching it as part of the show I was just ticked off.

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@ ar and isa,

Whoaa I agree with most of what you've both said.

Throughout this entire show I've defended Bong hee and her decisions because I was absolutely in LOVE with her character. I don't know why. She's funny, straight-forward, not a genius but hardworking and so relatable. She's also a good person. All my comments from earlier reviews of past episodes gushed about how much I love her. So what you both pointed out rings painfully true because now that I think back, my love for Bong-hee slowly stopped growing as Ji-wook started getting all the attention. It was somewhere around the time when Bong hee pulled the first and second noble idiocy cards, which I still believe were justified and understandable given her predicaments. I still love and never stopped loving her...my love for her just didn't go anywhere because as you said, we never got more character growth for her nor anything about HER story! Damn it! Which is why I wrote this long rant about being disappointed in Bong hee's decision for the first time on dramabeans because I still feel the writers committed character assassination. Bong-hee was so awesome and had so much potential. My initial comment was actually a lot harsher and I decided to tone it down for dramabeans, so excuse me for ranting here more ?.

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It probably also has to do with my continuously high expectations for female characters. I don't believe I want female characters to be perfect, as it may seem. But I continue to be saddened when they don't get as much attention as their male counterparts. I've ranted about this countless times before...and am truly tired of ranting about it ?

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Same! I keep trying to walk away from this discussion and letting it rest--I honestly didn't know that I cared this much. Fight My Way has been my show since it premiered. Suspicious Partners was a pleasant way to spend a Wednesday Thursday, nothing to get worked up over. But I have been stalking this bored and writing PAGES (it seems) about the Bong Hee/Ji Wook mess. I could have written my essay for school like 12 times over with the amount of words and brain space I upchucked all over this discussion.

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Lol @isa hahahahaaa! I keep doing so as well! This commenting addiction is real ?

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I don't think she really ever blamed child him. I do think she needed to process it, because regardless of his fault, he's still the face of the person who helped ruin their lives. And that's totally reasonable to me. There's a difference between guilt and culpability. She never said he was culpable for what he did as a child, but she still has to process that he was factually guilty of doing it.

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This I agree with. I think the thing that upset me the most in the whole scenario was how cold she was when she announced that she was taking the time to figure out how she wanted to proceed with their relationship. And like I said in another post, the site I watched the show on translated the scene as her demanding an apology for what happened and not like LollyPip said of asking if he was really sorry about what happened. It really rubbed me the wrong way.

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@Pickwick. Hmm.

To me, by choosing to use phrases such as "I will decide whether to forgive you or not..." appeared To be saying he was culpable as a child. Its one thing to need time and space to process one's own illogical thoughts such as a child culpable for false testimony, and its another to reinforce such thoughts out loud. To me, Bong hee reinforced and expressed such thoughts with her choice of words.

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*Pickwick12. Apologies. I keep getting names wrong.

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ah. that helps me understand this better. BH processes out loud but JW is the opposite. That's quite known by now. So she didn't choose her words well, gah.

I hope she apologises to him for those words. Otherwise i'm just gonna think it was next-episode suspense delivered badly.

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LOL! You're hilarious. I might steal the phrase "next-episode suspense delivered badly", because I think its totally a thing.

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I don't think bong hee was unreasonable to want some space from ji wook. I do think she gave him a chance to relieve him of his guilt, when she told him to explain it so that she can understand in response to his "everything I might say are probably just excuses".

I agree, He was a kid but so was she. One who had to grow up without a father and also had to deal with the repercussions in the soceity as a murderer's daughter. So, I don't think it would have been possible for her to be that forgiving when she probably had heard the biggest shock of her life. In time, I think she ll be able to tell him that it was not his fault. That he was also a victim in that incident. But right now, her actions are valid to me. I agree, His testimony probably shouldn't have been taken into account. But that's how it ended up.

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I don't think its unreasonable for Bong Hee to want space to figure her own heart out--they've both been reasonably good about giving the other space when they request it. But, I really, really didn't like the way she told him she wanted space. The site that I watched the ep had Bong Hee demanding an apology from Ji Wook--not asking if he's really sorry about what happened like Lollypip said in the recap--and that has had me super mad ever since I saw it. Whatever the exact term used was--she was so cold in that scene. For me, the difference is Ji-Wook was a child when he made his testimony. He had been locked up in that room long enough to go through two shirts with the jerk of a prosecutor and have that man tell him "look at this picture. This man killed your mom and dad. Understand? This man killed your mom and dad." So he was traumatized on top of being IN a fire that burnt his house down on TOP of seeing his dead parents ON TOP of knowing that a man died saving his life. Yeah, Bong Hee had to grow up with the stigma of being a murderer's daughter--and knowing that wasn't the man her father was and knowing that no one believed her and that sucked. But the Bong Hee that was demanding an apology wasn't a child. She's an adult woman--a lawyer who has witnessed time and time again at the hands of the very same prosecutor how victims can be and are treated. And she's demanding an apology? From that child? Honestly. She may have put the man in his place in this episode but how many scenes have we seen of Bong Hee trembling and scared after dealing with him and she's an adult. What--a 7 year old Ji Wook should have been able to withstand the emotional manipulation and brainwashing that that main doled out when Bong Hee can barely withstand it as an adult?

She was cruel. Needlessly so. To a person she's supposed to be in love with. It may be an Unpopular opinion, but in *my* opinion, in this episode Bong Hee sucked and she lost a lot of my respect.

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@isa, with your last statement, sadly, I agree.

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I'm lost. I feel like that line was utterly useless and written for next-episode suspense. And it went horribly wrong.

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@ccpeesee HAHHAA! Maybe! That would be so sad!

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I also agree with you. They even have Jae-hong hanging around to prove what is a little boy. She has nothing to forgive him, she had to come into terms that it was a traumatic and painful experience for a human being, who didn't know. JW is not that child anymore, and even if he were, you wouldn't treat a child that way. You are older and mature enough to know you cannot judge a child.
I also found that annoying and stupid, but we'll. ... I will interpret it as if she said, give me time to digest the information, because whatever... we know she will end up with him anyway, LOL...

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@javinne you just said what I wanted to say in 50 fewer paragraphs and probably without a sheen of red rage in your eyes!

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@javinne, Lol! Yea I often choose to ignore things I dont like about dramas when I otherwise really love said drama. I feel it has really tested and expanded the limits of my imagination ?

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Same with me. For the first time, she disappointed me a lot. The more I think about her words and the way she said them, I become more and more angry. At this point, I'm not even sure she really loves him. She takes care of him after he got stabbed probably out of obligation since he saved her. The gif she made is not enough to prove love.

Anyway, back to the point. She is a righteous lawyer who seems to be able to show sympathy to the weak and to ones who wrongly accused. Why can't she do the the same towards Ji Wook, who was only a traumatized child at that time? After all, he is a victim too. I can't seem to understand why does she needs to "forgive" him when he's clearly innocent and why should she blame him in the first place. This is kind of stupid.

For me, the scene where she reprimanded him with hurtful words, ruined their relationship. I can't say I'm even rooting for them to get back together. It will happen though, and with the way I feel right now, I won't be at peace with it. It's surprises me how one sentence, can have such great impact on me.

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I kinda had a feeling that Bonghee's dad was actually there to save him. What really surprised is that if the fire was actually accidental. I mean the whole drama was about trying to figure out who killed Jiwook's parents, and now they're saying it's accident? If it was really an accident, I wanna know what the DA's motive for blaming Eun Man Soo as the arson instead of saying it's accident.
As for the DA, I really wanna say, "Karma is a bit*h", but I dont, cause I still think it's not fair for Heejun to end up dead that way. Heejun wasnt his dad, he didnt deserve it even though his dad was a badass. But yeah, life is cruel. No, wait, I mean dramaland is cruel :D
Now, I'm more interested in shipping her with Ji Hye. Was I the only one laughing when they cried trying to comfort each other? Hehe.

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He was a corrupt prosecutor. He didn't wanna admit that he was wrong and blamed somebody else to cover up his mistakes. Bonghee's dad was in the wrong place and the wrong time. I also think that heejun's dead was his karma, he ruined another's family and he got what he deserved. And I'm afraid on whatever he's going to do with HyunSoo.
Oh and yes, I'm also shipping Bonghee and Jihye now. I never imagined they'd get along like that, but I'm so happy to see them :))

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I'm afraid for HS too!

Is it cruel of me to have wished that BH would have told DA Jang to his face that Hee Jun's death was his karma? I know Hee Jun didn't deserve death, but I'm incredibly annoyed with how they're trying to make it seem like DA Jang was just a guy who was too stubborn and made a mistake. Like it was a flaw, and not an evil. This guy was wicked corrupt. He's planting evidence, framing innocent people (damn, he had slapped BH's dad with 2 separate crimes), planted false memories in a vulnerable child, and let's not forget, he stalked BH and very violently assaulted her. I'm glad BH told him that she won't forgive him. Add I hope she never will. I hope he throws himself off a building.

I'm also shipping BH and JH. I'm finding the BH and JW interactions pretty lackluster lately with the daddy angst, so the BH and JH interactions seem more exciting to me and are a breath of fresh air. BH and JH's relationship now is sort of where I wanted BH and YJ to end up. The show should have combined JH and YJ's characters somehow.

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I cried a little bit as well. I am amazed how in this show, except for the DA, it seems like no one is truly totally evil, or unable to atone. Even hyung soo has his fans... he is dangerous, but we all want to know why. This is really good wiring.

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Good writing, I meant.... good writing. I like it.

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He had charged Bong Hee's dad with another offence (an assault) that was wrong. Why was Bong Hee's dad at another prosecutor's house? If it was to murder him, then questions about the assault go away. If he saved the prosecutor's child and died trying to save the adults, then he's a hero, and his presence at the house might be because the prosecutor didn't think he was guilty of the assault either. So the motive was to cover up the false assault charge.

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My fave moment this ep was Jihye and Bonghee crying/comforting each other. Go girlfriends. They can do without the boys lol.

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I'm really happy the drama decided to go with Ji-hye and Bong-hee being frenemies/girlfriends instead of Yoo-jung and Bong-hee. Yoo-jung is a boring character compared to Ji-hye and I just can't imagine them ever getting along really well.

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Me too! I think it was hilarious that JH thought BH was crying because of her!

I wish YJ would get in on the friendship too. I think she needs friends she hasn't been romantically involved with. But it's too late, and I really regret that the writer didn't do anything interesting with her. The writer managed to turn JH into a fun frenemy for BH (and has done something similar in a past drama), so it's not like she can't do that with YJ.

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Thanks for the recap LollyPip!

-This episode(s) really showcased BH's strength, more than any other time in the show. She stood up to the DA after finding out the truth and said everything she wanted to say. While watching, I was incredibly proud of her to get the confidence to do that.
-Like what LollyPip said, I had thought that the DA was changing because of his apology, but a man can't change that easily and quickly. Whatever plans he has with HS, I'm just going to hope that Prosecutor JW and Lawyer BH will do something about it and put them both in their proper places.

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So many epic moments... Ji-wook and Hyun-soo facing off again, Ji-wook having his Cinderella-gets-her-ball-dress moment with his robes, tiny Harry Potter becoming part of the team, and Eun-hyuk and Yoo-jung being adorable (I totally ship it, and I think it's where we're headed, but you can say I told you so if it goes the other direction in the end - Yoo-jung's supposed friendzoning did not at all convince me she doesn't have feelings for him).

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Anyone thinking where Chan-ho may be? I know his last presence is not in a good condition (or even bad), but Jung Hyun-soo never mentioned anything about killing him. #littlehopedoesn'thurt

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I think Chan-ho may be the person on Hyun-soo's side. But if this the case I think Chan-ho will ultimately decide to do the right thing and probably will be the last nail in the coffin for Hyun-soo.

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Wonderful analysis, lollypip! ♥

I felt proud of ji wook for having the courage to tell the truth to bong hee. Not only has he have to deal with the guilt, there is also the possibility that he might lose bong hee forever, so to admit It must Have required a lot of strength. But, ji wook has always been a wonderful male lead. He gave space to bong hee when she asked for it, respected her wishes and is wonderful to jae hong.

Also, the scene where bong hee and ji hae cried was simultaneously comical as well as heartwarming. They are my favourite pair of frenemies in dramaland now!

All the characters have started to feel so familiar and their world so comfortable to be in, I will really miss it after next week.

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yes, ji hye and bong hee crying had me in splits! :D i know it was supposed to be emotional with both of them crying and all... wait, was it? :D they really are the cutest pair of frenemies in dramaland!

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YASSSS!!!! I loved this scene. What amazing writers to have written these characters so richly that we can have two characters sobbing on each other and it is hilarious-yet-poignant, completely a relatable moment where we aren't laughing at their weakness, but just at the absurdity and strangeness of these two together, and we care about both of their feelings, but know they'll be okay. It was my favourite moment of the episode, and one of my favourite moments of the show.

(btw, have you seen Protect the Boss? If you love frenemies, the same writer does a huge, satisfying, awesome, great frenemy to friend arc in that show--and creates my favourite female second lead of all time)

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I love Protect the Boss!! The sisterhood in that drama was such a wonderful surprise. I loved how the writer presented this rich second female lead who seem so stereotypically rich second female lead and have her worm her way into the heroine's home and into all our hearts.

I had been hoping the writer would do that with YJ and BH. But BH and JH are pretty awesome.

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You explained that scene so perfectly!

Oh, really? I haven't watched protect the boss. *Adds to the to-watch list*

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Hmm maybe Ji-wook will be the prosecutor for Hyun-soo's case? That will be interesting to watch!

I know most people dislike Eun-hyuk and Yoo-jung together, but I'm kiiinda shipping them. Eun-hyuk's bright, positive attitude and Yoo-jung's wry, self-deprecating humor complement each other, and I slightly wish they get a shot at being together.

As for Ji-wook and Bong-hee, they're obviously end game, so I'm hoping that, while difficult and controversial, they get over the past and move on with their lives. I'm happy Ji-wook finally came clean, and that Bong-hee understandably needed more time to process what it means for them and their relationship. It's only realistic for her to feel confused, like whether she's betraying the memory of her father or whether it's right for her to move on and take Ji-wook's apology + confession.

Other things that I liked... Eun-hyuk and Chief Bang being Ji-wook's wingmen in the hospital, haha! And that funny but weirdly heartwarming part where Bong-hee and Ji-hae were crying their eyes out.

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Ji Wook Is a troll but if it were me I would not have missed the chance either
I am quite content with the Drama as it is apart from waning hope for true bromance with Eun Hyuk
And the DA - yes, many people in power are exactly this bad. It would be interesting to explore the connection between power and psychopacy - they say psychoes desperately seek power and once they for have it, it becomes a justification in itself like "I am allowed, because I have this position".
Hyun Soo must have raped and killed that girl. His whole agenda is based on a false belief
Now Two original psychoes are together - why does this writer have them come by two?

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Are you saying that about Hyun-soo because of the flashback where the girl appears to be running from the killer but it's in first person? It did occur to me that what you are suggesting might be the case, but that would be a pretty crazy twist for the last week, I don't know if I'm prepared for something like that. I'd rather think of that scene more as Hyun-soo imagining how she must have felt at that time rather than actually chasing her. I just don't want to think that a murder I like so much is actually just a crazy delusional rapist killing innocent people based on a revenge plot that's pure fantasy.

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I agree with you. I believe he did all that for revenge, and that would be smarter than to say he startet everything by himself because he is pure evil and crazy. Honestly, it wouldn't make sense he killing only a numbered amount of men, from which we know one of them was pretty vicious.
I believe this group of men where the ones doing the raping (maybe the girl killed herself), and he wants to take revenge, because he liked her.

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It would explain his personality. Just like in I Remember You Min was killing Hyun in his mind, perhaps it is not the actual victims Hyun Soo is punishing but himself? And that is why he is so convinced he is doing the right thing.

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I mean the writer has repeated many other aspects in this Drama from IRY. So to me it makes sense

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no, i think it's very different from min. do you remember, in one of the episodes, Hyun Soo mentioned he had seven people on his list. i think it was around the time Chan Ho disappeared and Hyun Soo counted one more down. i think all of these guys had something to do with that pretty smiling girl's sexual assault case, be it as witnesses, culprits, or forensic dept. with the evidence. it is even possible that the DA is also one on the list, as i don't remember if their photos or faces were ever shown in exact relation to the case. i just hope Hyun Soo gets his justice but is also brought to justice after that for all the innocent people who suffered because of his revenge-murders

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oh, i just read the comments above and realized it could be possible that he's doing this as his own kind of redemption. i think, because of her smiling face in all of his memories, it never occurred to me that he could have been the culprit! but that plot doesn't convince me as much as his crying over her photo tugged at my heart... if he really were close to the girl, the restaurant owners, that is the girl's family could help our lawyers/prosecutors get to the true story, the root of this mess!

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I am open to all kinds of optika. But his whole attitude and personality doesnt speak "justice", he does not seem torn and toetused about being a murdering. it says "psycho!" it sees to be in his nature that it is ok to kill remember his phrase to Ji Wook in earlier Episode what was it - about punishing

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I had the same thought when I was watching that scene. Otherwise, why was he witnessing that particular perspective? Maybe he asked her out, she said no, he got aggressive, she ran, he chased and she fell...? And the creepy rapist chef found her, raped her, and then it was covered up by everyone else? Its a stretch but my sympathy can only go out so far. Its already wrapped up with a serial murderer I really can't send heart fingers to a rapist, guys, I don't have it in me.

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Lol. Ji-wook trolling about getting amnesia was the best!

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I'm not as satisfied as Lollypip with the forced separation of Bong-hee and Ji-wook. This just felt like territory we've been over so many times before both before and after they got together. Once BH had the revelation about her father we could have the same plot progress and character development with them over the angst. There are still so many things to deal with and this show is so much better when Bong-hee and Ji-wool deal with them together.

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Am I the only one thinking that Bonghee's father and Jiwook's father might have some connection in the past? I mean, why did he try to save Jiwook's father from the fire? And the way he called "Prosecutor No", it was like he knew Jiwook's father before or Jiwook's father was his prosecutor. But if I'm not wrong, his assault case was handled by the DA, right? So how did they both know each other?

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I think that Bong Hee's dad was getting help from Prosecutor No in clearing his name from the false charges made by DA Jang.

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"But I respect that Ji-wook had the courage to tell the truth, putting Bong-hee’s right to know that her father was innocent over his own wishes for them to get back together".... this, Lollypip... you said it better than me. Thanks a lot.
I am also happy he told the truth, and I think she will eventually forgive him.
On the other hand, I still believe there was something weird about this Jang DA. He could still have been involved in JW's parents death?
Will he kill hung soo? Will they have to unmasked him and make justice from the past and present prevail?
I wonder.

I don't want JW to return to be a prosecutor, but I wonder if it is convinient.... like, as such he will always have more power, and as long as the small firm keeps on working in his home, he will still have his little hand-made family there.
I wish he and BH adopt the little boy... they could give him a loving and smart family he doesn't have...
this drama keeps on having me interested....
yet, by the way, will it end within the next two episodes? I wonder...

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Yeah, I'm with you on not really wanting Ji-wook to go back to being a prosecutor. I mean I understand he's way happier being one and it suits him better because he's way too suspicious of people to make a good lawyer. But what about our law firm family? I love their dynamic too much and it's not complete without Ji-wook's fits whenever the meetings get derailed. I suppose he could give the law firm over to Bong-hee and still have it in his home, but idk that seems kind of unethical to me. Like he could end up hearing defense strategies and whatnot which could influence him even if he wouldn't purposely use that info to his advantage.

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They have ethics, I don't think they would do something like that, but yeah, actually, it wouldn't be the same without him.
I have imagined he will be prosecuting for little while again, maybe even only for hyung soo case, and then decide to come back to layering by himself, because something inside of him has changed.... or... he will remain like that, but always teaming with his lawyers friends in order to bring justice to the world (or at least, to South Korea, LOL)
either way, I hope the show will pull up a satisfying ending for him. ?

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I can't bear the thought of the lawyer family breaking up!

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the worst prosecutor is back! this seems to be a week of returns! the DA returned to his weirdo-low-tactics, Hyun Soo returned to his killing spree, Ji Wook and Bong Hee also returned to their original confident and awesome selves, Jae Hong returned to the crazy lawyers family :) and funnily enough, Eun Hyuk returned to the hospital to meet another patient, twice :D but all's well that ends well... it'll end well, right? with just two more episodes to go, i don't know what to expect from this show! omg! there are just two more episodes to go!!

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I didn't really like this weeks episodes :( but, I'm LOVING the discussions that the episodes have spawned.

And I'm going to throw out this seemingly Unpopular Opinion. I didn't really love the scene when Ji-Hae and Bong-Hee were crying on the couch when Ji-Hae kept trying to pull away and saying that she's not that sad and Bong Hee kept clinging to her and sobbing I just wanted to yell out: Its not about you Ji-Hae! Even though this woman has pushed her way into your apartment and refuses to leave you can't even be sad because its not about you! Its always and forever about Bong Hee. Which may not have been a fair thought to have, but there it was.

Also, the fight. We been told countless times that Bong Hee is a Taekwondo instructor/coach. They even told us that she's like a level 4 master or something. It was joked about recently that she's probably stronger then Eun Hyuk. So, why did she get knocked down once and spent the rest of the fight hiding under a desk as Ji Wook took over? Is a he a level whatever Taekwondo master?

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Yeah, it bothered me that Bong-hee didn't get up and help Ji-wook fight Hyun-soo right away. She wasn't even injured. The stabbing might not have happened if she had gotten up right away and fought him together. Plus that would've been badass. Oh drama, why wouldn't you allow such an awesome fight scene to take place?

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Haha, exactly. But maybe the writer logic was, by being injured, Ji-Wook could remember everything from the fire incident, so let JW fought alone because it's good for better future.

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This is also my pet peeve.

Let's make the female lead to be a strong gal for once, but in time of crucial fights, let's make her lose all of her skills and be saved by a dude who never leaves the office to work out.

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I guess the moment happened so fast I didn't really notice how long she was down after Ji-wook got involved? I actually liked that they both held him down together at the end and was perfectly satisfied with that moment of teamwork. I guess it's true that he had time to get stabbed before she came to her senses in the middle, but I still felt like things happened rapidly enough for me not to blame her skills for it. I also ultimately admired her handling of Hyun-soo in that scene.

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I have been such a chatty cathy in this ep thread! One last comment and then a nap and homework (for reals).

It stood out to me because Ji Wook had time to knock Hyun Soo down, go over to Bong Hee ask her if she's ok, wait for her to nod or say yes, get back up, go over to where Hyun Soo is and continue the fight. It was fast but it was also...a really long time. I did like the actual getting him tied down/cuffed or whatever was together. But it was like---she's been in real fights before and not just Taekwondo competitions and whatever they have to do to level up --we just saw her in a fight a few weeks ago. She got grazed on the arm and kept fighting until the fight was over. Here she got shoved against a desk, slid under it and stayed down.

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Ultimately the joke is on us! In the end the writer is the one who has sustained amnesia for the characters herself created.

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I understand that a lot of viewers are angry at Bong Hee's cold behavior towards Ji Wook, but honestly, what was she supposed to do? Even if Ji Wook was manipulated as a child, his statement ended up ruining both Bong Hee and her mom's lives. On top of that, she had to endure obstacle after obstacle when everyone assumed she was Hee Joon's murderer. I can only feel sympathy towards Bong Hee. Also, why did it take so long for Ji Wook to realize he testified at the trial? I get that he was traumatized, but I would expect him to know all the details regarding his parents' incident after becoming a prosecutor. Anyways, I hope to finally see Hyun Soo's painful memories and whether Ko Chan Ho is still alive. Can't believe that Suspicious Partner is over next week:(

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In my opinion she should have done what Ji-Wook tried to do a few episodes ago (although that wasn't popular at the time, either) and step back. When Ji Wook thought that her father murdered his parents he tried to step back and evaluate what he felt and how he wanted to move forward. However, it was the morning after they had sex for the first time and it really couldn't have come at a worse time. I said then, that things probably wouldn't have blown up then like they did if they didn't live together and then he could really step back and evaluate. But, as it was, they lived together, they were sleeping together, they worked together. There was no way for him to remove himself and evaluate.

This isn't the case here. Bong Hee had already made the decision to step back--they were already on a break and evaluating their relationship--her decision. She choose to deliberately come to him and tell him that she wasn't back for good and that she was going to think about whether or not she could forgive him. It was unnecessary.

And, I don't believe it was Ji-Wooks statement. Bong Hee already had enough clarity of mind to confront douchey dad about how he manipulated Ji Wooks testimony (also---is there no CPS in South K? In Western shows whenever something like this goes down Child Protective Services come and lawyers and police officers are denied access to the child without the CPS person present. Probably to prevent these shenanigans). It was already decided. Ji Wooks testimony was just the ribbon on the already wrapped present. The testimony that was forced out of him after being held in a room with douchey dad for at least two days (we see him in two different changes of clothes). Something that she already acknowledged in her confronting of the douchey dad. Her treatment of Ji Wook--the person she supposedly loves was again, unnecessary.

I agree with what someone said earlier either here or on the fanwall--Ji Wook is the one who had amnesia. He doesn't remember the time immediately following his parents murder. And as for why he didn't look for what happened to his parents after he became a lawyer--I don't know that we don't know if he did or not. We know that when he had suspicions he asked the investigator who got stabbed (his name escapes me at the moment) to look into matters for him. But, it could also be that for him--the case was over. The bad guy was dead, his parents were gone and the only thing that he could do was try to live up to his parents memory. It could be that it never occurred to him to consider that things were anything other than what he was told until he fell in love with and in bed with Bong Hee and it was only his love for her that made him doubt what he has always known.

Oh, and as for everything she went through after being accused of being a murderer herself? JiWook was ALWAYS on her side--he even broke his vow of silence and contacted Eun Hyuk to make sure she had the best defense lawyer...

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Wow! I've never been cut off before! Who knew I had this many thoughts on a show I don't even know if I still like?

Anyway...he contacted Eun Hyuk and eventually sacrificed his own job to ensure she went free. And then he gave her a job and a place to live when he opened his own practice.

I don't remember what else I ranted about. If its important it'll come back to me I guess.

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The other thing is that Ji-wook probably has PTSD and survivor's guilt from the fire and the harsh interrogations he went through afterwords. (I'm surprised no one really brought it up earlier because Ji-wook ticks off a lot of symptoms of PTSD: insomnia, flashbacks, difficulty remembering the traumatic event, avoidance of things reminding him of the event, ect.) So it's perfectly reasonable that he wouldn't want to investigate his parent's death earlier, when it would likely cause a great deal of stress for him. When you look at it with Ji-wook possibly suffering from PTSD in mind, Bong-hee's words and actions really seem unnecessarily cruel and cold. And she knows how deeply traumatized he is because she's seen him having nightmares and being unable to sleep. But she only gave him more reason to feel guilty and traumatized about what happened by getting angry at him and withholding forgiveness.

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I didn't even think of that! You are so right! Oh, that makes me even angrier with her. The whole series long the *only* times he's been able to sleep nightmare free is when she's there. Its even *addressed* in the show when after he wakes up from a particularly bad nightmare--I don't remember if this is during a fight, or before they get together, she agrees to stay with him until he falls back to sleep.

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totally agreed with whatever u said. Finally somebody agreed with me in that case. But i guess we are in minority

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Ah when you put it that way, it does appear that Bong Hee was crueler than necessary. However, Ji Wook isolated himself from Bong Hee after he resigned from being a prosecutor, so in my opinion I don't think he was always on her side. But, he has proved himself time after time that he cherishes her deeply. As for not investigating prior to his suspicions, I guess he had no reason to since the close was already closed. That was my bad for mentioning that thought in the first place. I'm just frustrated that there's only one week left, and they still haven't gotten back together damn it.

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I've been enjoying reading everyone's thoughts on this issue because I'm very confused by my own feelings (note that I just read a bunch all at once so this could end up a response to more than what's discussed in this comment, lol). I think I'm finding I'm between both sides in this case, because I agree with pretty much everyone's points in regards to what was reasonable and unreasonable about her behavior. Ultimately, the reason I'm still sympathetic and understanding of Bong-hee comes down to this:

Bong-hee is always very immediate in airing out and dealing with conflicts in the open, but often it means she ends up venting or making an emotional decision before she's done grappling with whatever revelation she's dealing with. In some ways, I think she's the kind of person that would rather vent feelings honestly in a relationship, even if some of the things said are in the heat of the moment or even just a flawed reaction to how overwhelming the situation is. Ji-wook, instead, takes a step back and carefully evaluates all angles before he even brings the conflict to the other person it involves. But, on top of that huge difference in character, she is often the one to find things out last. This gives Ji-wook a chance to come to terms with the information on his own and go through all he needs to process it before having to deal with her feelings or opinion on the matter yet.

And this is what complicates all this for me. Ji-wook has always been able to take advantage of Bong-hee's initial obliviousness to their conflicts to go through his own processing first, whereas Bong-hee always finds out and has her very emotional reaction after he's had the chance to come to terms with everything. This just makes it harder for me to judge her or compare their reactions.

It ultimately places her in a position of great pressure each time because she feels forced to play catch up with both her processing of the conflict and her decision about it, especially when he's already had the chance to do so. I guess I can see how this contributes to her getting too caught up in her emotions by the time she finds out because she feels forced to reach a conclusion like he has. Essentially, the chance to take a step back hasn't come as easily to her, which leaves more room for her to come to a hasty, flawed, and emotionally-driven conclusion.

A few episodes back, the difficulty of their conflict even caused him not to tell the truth at all, because he was still too scared to acknowledge the reality of it and decided for both of them that he just wanted to move past it. But I think that this also put a lot of pressure on her when she was forced to find out on her own, as it made her feel like she needed to make her own decision about their relationship.

Unfortunately, in this instance, he reveals the truth to her pretty quickly after his brush with death uncovered it completely and it is such a hard truth for him to come to terms with...

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(LOL, wow, okay, good luck to those who read this!)
Cont.

...Because of the guilt he's already feeling, it's just really hard to see her reacting so harshly. But, because of their history of him withholding knowledge and finding out all these things first, I could kind of get how hearing this final thing from him was too hard for her to handle.

It just always feels like she's getting a bit blind-sided by all these revelations. It's harder when a conflict is already out in the open, because you're forced to acknowledge the reality of its implications just as you're coming to terms with it. Not to mention the fact that it always happens towards the end of the episode for her, which kind of has the effect of making her actions/words come off as more definitive.

Personally, I think it's healthy to honestly let what you're feeling out, just as it's healthy to carefully evaluate how you do that. I only wish the show hadn't compromised her statement about him not truly being at fault (because she DID say that, dammit!) with that completely off statement about him waiting for her forgiveness etc. I'm really tempted to just edit that out of my mind, haha. But, my reasons stated above have me forgiving towards her because, despite whatever clarity she reclaimed by then, I still consider this a situation serious enough for emotions to take longer to settle completely. I felt that, deep-down, her heart already knew it was wrong to hold it against him, but her mind just hasn't completely caught up yet.

Ultimately, I'm inclined to be lenient with Bong-hee, because I'm proud of her this episode. I think her confrontation with DA Jang went a long way towards helping her get past the overwhelming situation she's been dealt with and I'm hoping her attitude will soften once she stops feeling so shocked by it.

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You bring up a really good point @chandler. She probably does feel like she's being forced to play catch up. OK. That does actually make me want to give her some slack. And that is something that those two are going to have to work on because that really puts Bong Hee at a disadvantage.

You've shaken my stance a bit. But, I still think she was needlessly cruel. But maybe she couldn't help herself.

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Why does so many people have to be stabbed in this show? And why do they never turn on the lights? ?

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When I find myself asking a third question in the same vein, I then make myself to choose to turn off either my brain or the TV.

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saving the planet. using a knife that is made of hard-earned metal and hard plastics only once would be a waste, and you wouldnt want to use it for cooking after stabbing somebody. unless you stab a frozen turkey. and turning on the lights is soooo not planet-friendly. actually, there is a secret environmentalist message hidden in the drama. Live together. wear aprons. carpool. if you get stabbed, either die or get well without after-effects - dont waste medical resources. Don´t wash your hair so often. buy organic cotton shirts. combine petty revenge with watering grass. etc etc.

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I'm going to say this one last thing and then take my nap: Nam Ji Hyun was really pretty in this weeks eps. Bong Hee may have ticked me off--but Nam Ji Hyun is doing a great job. And was really pretty this week. So, there's that.

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Really? I actually like the idea of Eun Hyuk and Yoo Jung ending up together (with the blessing from Ji Wook of course). I think he really likes her, and has been for a long time, so I hope he gets the courage to tell that to both Yoo Jung and Ji Wook

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I was against this idea at first but now it's not so bad.
I think they will end up together or at least hint of it at the ending. I think (sorry to say this Lollypip) but the show's not going to have her end up with Ji hae.
I kind of don't get why some people want her with Eun hyuk, she was the one having an affair with Bong hee's BF so for me girls that have affairs are not okay in my book (it would have been ok if she didn't know he was BH BF but she knew so...)
If EH is not going to end up with YJ then I want him to find another girl worthy of him

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I know that Hyun soo is a killer but why do I fear for his life when he got into that car with the DA? This is the 1st time I've sympathized with a killer in a drama! At times I fear him but I can't help but feel for him in his revenge quest. Dang it!

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I was watching this episode with my husband and he was confused on why the DA tried to “save“ HS from jail. Same as you, I never once think that DA will just release him, I think he's going to the nearest cliff and push him off to avenge his child.

But why the smirk though HS?

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I still love this show, and I appreciate Bong-Hee and Ji-Wook being able to give eachother time to think.
But I feel like that's all she has been doing in this plot for a long time, after she got rejected by him once.
To accept his affection.
To get over the fact that she caused him to defend a criminal.
To get over the fact that he might believe her father is a criminal.
To get over the fact that he made a wrong statement as a child.
When will she decide to fully trust that Ji-Wook is a righteous man who would never want to hurt her? Where is the trust? Why can't she decide to stay together with the man she supposedly loves after every setback, many of them rather external?
Why does she always need days days days to mope around before she makes up her mind?
At this point, though they might be legitimate reasons to slow down the plot for a few minutes, but stretching it across multiple episodes just means this show didn't have enough other material to fill in the gaps. EVEN THOUGH THEY DO. We have the perfect little lawyer band with a bunch of great supporting characters. I'd rather see them interact than have Bong-Hee and Ji-Wook mope around.
The only silver lining is the frenemy friendship between Bong-Hee and Ji-Hae.

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@saturtledaisy. My goodness. Chandler shook me up but you brought me right back around. Why doesn't she trust him at all? Yes, he rejected her---once. But he's shown countless times how he feels about her! Even if she needs that minute to catch up like Chandler says how come she can't rely on trust as she waits for the ground to settle?

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Haha, oh dear, I have another set of thoughts on this.

I don't really think we can simply say she doesn't trust him just because she needs time again after this. After all, they were in a tentative place even before this recent discovery. Trusting someone isn't the same as believing your relationship will be able to work out. This does not mean I'm not disappointed with the constant set-backs (though I had no issue with the first 2 mentioned & even relished the 1st one!). I need to see her fight for the relationship real soon now.

That said, if I'm to break down the ways she might not have trusted him, I think I'd have to go back to when they fought in the car after he first found out about her father. At that point, there had already been moments that showed that the one thing she couldn't trust is whether Ji-wook would judge her father in the way everyone else did. I felt that from her when he brought up his past and she was still afraid to do the same.

So I think her father's innocence was so important to her and such a sensitive topic that she already feared (and, yes, didn't completely trust in) his judgement and how that would affect her. Because that is the one thing that I really think she had a right not to trust in, not because of his testimony as a child, but because of the way that incident from the past has influenced him to judge criminals harshly. That argument they had highlighted all that for her already, but then the revelation that he had actually known about and passed judgement on the man she's so sensitive about even before that argument probably had her panic.

It's actually this aspect to everything that actually has me finding this angst interesting from certain perspectives, even as I lament how much of a downer it's been. He's now realized how faulty evidence can be (even his own memory!) in the worst possible way and I doubt it will take her long to understand how much this changes things for them and how much he needs her now more than ever.

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For me, I think this goes back to what was said earlier about how Bong Hee always has to play catch up--Ji Wook has had all (or most) of the information for awhile and he's had time to process and evaluate what and how he feels and Bong Hee has to give a reaction right now. She doesn't have the luxury of thinking it through.

BUT!

When they did have the conversation about her father--Ji Wook said that they would table the discussion of whether or not her father was guilty and what it meant for them. And then he went looking for the truth (presumably for the first time) and when he found it he brought it to her (or she found out...? I've read so many posts today I may be blurring the lines of what actually happened. And I could have been deep in "this show is tickin' me off" land). My issue from the beginning of all of the conversations that have been had today is Bong Hee's reaction/tone.

They were all ready on a break (not to be all Ross and Rachel from friends about it) to think about where their relationship stands. I think its important that she told him that she's going to have to take time to think about this new information in addition to the other stuff that the's two communication Fails need to work out. What I take issue with is the way she said it. The words she used. The tone she said it in (the tone tells alot even if there is some wiggle room on the exact wording depending on what site you watched at). This is where the lack of trust comes in for me. In spite of everything Bong Hee doesn't seem to trust that at the end of the day Ji Wook is a good man who loves her enough to WANT to work out these issues.

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I understand that all issues are important for her, but like you said I want to see Bong-Hee fighting for the relationship. I want to see both of them fight for it, talk about the issues and find solutions together, instead of withdrawing and figuring things out separately. Ji-Wook is guilty of this too, where he takes time to digest things without telling her before dropping a bombshell.

I like how he talks to her after he does and keeps reaching out, open for communication...
But they should be discussing things from the get-go. Let eachother know where they stand earlier. I wanted Bong-Hee to be (a bigger) part of Ji-Wook's search for the truth behind their parents' murder, for them to do it together. I wanted her to believe that she could make Ji-Wook come around, or that he would come around by himself. He already said it was up for discussion! Where was the discussion!

And I wanted Bong-Hee, despite all the important issues that need some time to digest, still be confident that she can love him throughout all of it and despite all of it.

In fact, I just wanted Bong-Hee to have a more active role in the entire story, instead of passively reacting to things that come her way. I like her better when she's actively fighting for what she believes is right.

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*parents' death. I guess the arson was accidental so there was no murder?

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