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Crazy Love: Episodes 13-14

It’s the penultimate week of Crazy Love, and things are starting to go a little haywire. A simple reveal and takedown of our baddie? Not so much. Instead we have a cascade effect going on, and with one move against our hero comes a truckload more — including some twists — and then we leave off with a cliffhanger that skews everything.

 
EPISODES 13-14 WEECAP

This week it feels as if Crazy Love realized it not only has to tie up the two antagonists we’ve had our eyes on for some time — Soo-young and Se-gi — but also to pull the rug out from under us. To do that, we need lots of new plot, lots of new characters, and lots of people admitting their motives aloud for our benefit.

First we’ve got Soo-young, who’s sadly turned into the typical scorned ex-lover who turns to revenge to get her feelings out. Soo-young first tries to tear Shin-ah away from Go-jin, finally admitting to her that he is her first love. While Shin-ah is no shrinking violet in this scene, it does affect her, and perhaps her confidence. Thankfully, her little brother (who seems to have very little bearing on our plot) tells Go-jin enough that he figures out what’s going on.

Thank you, Show, for not making this love triangle thing last longer than five minutes. The plot line is quickly dispatched. Go-jin admits to Soo-young that he doesn’t have amnesia, and tells her all too clearly that he doesn’t hate her anymore, and his heart belongs to Shin-ah. While Shin-ah quickly moves on from the weirdness once Go-jin explains, it’s Soo-young that can’t move on.

I think Soo-young is most angry because Go-jin doesn’t care about her or even see her as a threat… so of course, rather than step away with grace, she ups her gameplan to take over all things GoTop. Boring. Buuuuut there’s that faithful henchman who’s been at Soo-young’s side since the beginning, and the camera has lingered on him long enough for us to conjecture he might become important later on. And sure enough, his hour to shine is coming.

Who is he? We (and Go-jin) learn from imprisoned Kang Min that he’s known as Dr. Jo and he’s ingratiated himself to everyone in the underground gambling world, thanks to his deep pockets. Most importantly, he was also at the scene of Go-jin’s accident.

Se-gi, if I may, was highly disappointing this week. His long-hatched plan to inculcate Go-jin in a tax evasion scheme goes all the way to the board of directors, and is splashed across every news channel. The only problem is that not enough of the board votes against Go-jin, and Se-gi’s next play — the amnesia card — is also quickly dealt with. In the space of that one meeting, Go-jin exposes the real slush fund, and Se-gi is out.

But it’s not over, because being a 1D villain, his motive is soon revealed: Se-gi has been nursing a secret resentment against Go-jin, blaming him for the suicide of his sister. How he’s managed to hide this level of rancor for so many years to become Go-jin’s dearest friend, I’m not sure, because he really doesn’t seem that clever. And speaking of not that clever, he tells Go-jin to figure out why he hates him, but then can’t stop himself from confessing it all.

We’re not given much context on this woman or her death yet, but it seems like she was stealing info from GoTop, for which Go-jin didn’t spare the punishment. And this, actually, is the main point we land on at the end of the episodes this week, and it’s a surprisingly character-centric one.

As if a butterfly flapped its wings somewhere and let all hell break loose, Go-jin’s enemies rise up from the woodwork. From Soo-young and Se-gi, to Dr. Jo, Kang Min, and the string of past secretaries who once hated his guts — all of a sudden Go-jin has to face the consequences of his unforgiving personality and the harshness with which he treated/treats others.

Mixed feelings. I like that we’re digging into his behavior and its consequences, but Episode 14 just felt like sheer chaos, and a tone change in terms of what this story is really about. Does Go-jin really need to have this moment of reckoning? Does he have to forgive all these people? Is that what this story is about? They’re not exactly in the right either, plotting against him and sending death threats (yes, that whole room of paraphernalia is confirmed to be from all of his past secretaries).

To put more icing on the cake of confusion, Go-jin’s ego and heart are both hurt when Shin-ah sides with the secretaries and asks him to forgive them. Rather than be reasonable, he bites off her head, and yes folks, it looks like a penultimate episode breakup (or the threat of it) right now.

Furthermore, we have a new villain emerge just as our episode is ending: the mysterious person who’s been counting down D-Day? It’s a woman in a creepy white dress, and her plan is to capture Shin-ah, drag her to a rooftop, and lure Go-jin there. This is exactly where we leave off with our cliffhanger, and excuse me while I go get an aspirin for my headache.

The drama has been “crazy” from the start, but perhaps it lured us into a false sense of security the last few weeks, focusing on the love story, elevating Se-gi to the big bad, and Soo-young to the spanner in the works. Well, there’s more to it than all that, it seems, and we’ll have to see how everything is tied up next week, when we hit the finale.

 
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This is a different sort of crazy and it lacks, because the best scenes in the drama were Go-jin and Shin-ah at loggerheads and arguing with each other. They do make a lovely couple, but the fun is missing. Both Soo-young and Se-gi are turning into (boring) standard villains.

The only good question now is: Who on earth is Soo-yeon?

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Oh Sehee is Soo-yeon. I guess Se-gi doesn't know his sister is (possibly)alive.

P.S. Dressing her in mourning white is greats props and custume. Kudos to whoever engineered that.

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Yes, it would make sense. I also thought that the sister might not be dead. But that would mean that she did not jump off a building, this manner of suicide is a little hard to fake, and did Se-gi not see the dead body of his sister before the funeral? There was also only a brief glimpse of the sister and I can't tell whether it is the same actress.

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But that's not the same face. It is really visible on the pictures. Except if she did a plastic surgery (which is also not entirely excluded, because Korea). But I don't think so. Shina knew her name, it is probably one of the past harassed employees as well.

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True. I didn't consider this.
However, she has been communicating with Sin-a for a while now. Remember she's been acting in the shadows all this while.

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Crazy Love completely played most, it not all of us. Never, never was I expecting a dual villain reveal and not one on my radar.

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We had already guessed most of this in last week's recap - that Se-gi is taking revenge for his sister, that the sister may be the stalker, that the secretary was involved with the accident, etc. Not sure why the show decided to put all the reveals in one episode though.

I'd like to believe Soo-young's sudden thirst for revenge is an act though. She did ask her secretary to dig into Se-gi's past. Maybe she's teaming up with him to take him down? One can only hope. One 1D villain is enough, we don't need more.

And while I agree that Go-jin needs to reckon with the consequences of his behaviour, I don't think "death threats and homemade bombs should be forgiven because you were MEAN" is the right message to send 🙄.

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I don't think Soo young is doing that. I totally believe that idiot does not understand why the guy she dumped to marry a guy with money is not pining for her anymore. When Go jin said he was no longer angry, that is what did her in. That anger gave her hope and if she truly knew this man like she think she does, she would have known he was done with her even back then. Arrogance, thy name is Soo young.

Looking into Se gi is no different than her looking into everyone else. She needs to keep him close because she just hired someone to be her number 2, who embezzled from him previous company and it has been made public.

And when Go jin said to Si nah, 'you could have been hurt' and she downplayed to get back to him forgiving and letting it go, yeah, I totally understood where he was coming from and his reaction was totally appropriate.

While I don't think this argument is gonna lead to a break up, it will lead to more conversations that need to be had. He is, after all, her boss and he needs to get it together.

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I really don't know what to feel about Noh Gojin's reaction to the actions of the resigned secretaries and her son, and Director Ma(I really feel sorry for her plight and I'm holding out hope that we've not seen the last of her). If anyone is to become Deputy CEO amongst his instructors she's the best out of the flock, her track records proves that. On one hand, I'm thinking ' What has being in a relationship with Sin-a changed about you? Where is the better version of you that Sin-a made you realize existed?' But then, they really hurt him real bad, very bad. While I do not find his reactions faulty at all -they all had it coming, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

And his blowout with Sin-a was perfect writing. Sometimes understanding why someone did something wrong doesn't mean we'd take it with less hands. Sina clearly knew where the secretaries were coming from, felt thier pain, but that did not excuse the hurt they've caused Go-jin. While he doesn't entirely blame them, he knows he's been a jerk, he's reeling from the trauma he's being holding in. Sin-a lending her voice in at that moment seems like miscalculation(not in the writing) in her actions. Even though it was important, it wasn't at the forefront at the moment. Whether or not she knew about Go-jin latest knowledge about the message all the staff received and no one deemed it fit to notify him of, she could have acted differently.

Episode 14 is very well written plus a well thought-out confrontation. No one is entirely guilty or not guilty.

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The thing that I find the most irritating is how someone can hold other people responsible for a suicide. With very, very few exceptions, suicide is suicide, it is not murder. The person doing the killing was the person who died. Yes, bad relationships can influence a person's choice for suicide, but it is way more complex than what can be summed up by claiming that one person alone "killed" the person who made the decision to commit suicide.

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Another show seems to be faceplanting the ending.

Agree that the woman an white is probably the not-dead sister, perhaps with a face transplant. But I'd happily pitch her off that convenient rooftop if that would bring the show back to what it was a few weeks ago.

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Segi and SooYoung were very annoying. Segi blames GoJin for his sister's suicide but it seems that there is more to it than GJ's harsh words. Soo Young blaming GJ for not accepting her after she left him and married someone else. Like come on, total sense of entitlement and delusion. She should not expect GJ to still love her after 12 years and with what she has done to him. Then she will not forgive him for rejecting her. 🤦‍♀️
Plus both of them are acting like they did nothing wrong themselves.
I feel bad for the secretaries but they are not innocent either. It is frustrating to see GoJin go through all these. Especially when he found out that none of his employees reported that suspicious email threatening to kill him. Its heartbreaking for him to face all these at once.
I am not saying he is innocent, he is indeed harsh. Shin Ah's experiences as his secretary is proof of that. We will see how the drama wraps this up next week.
I wonder if Dr Cho and SooYeon is connected somewhat. His involvement seems random unless he has a personal vendetta against GJ. Like does she know Soo Yeon? or is it because of Baek SooYoung? Soo Yeon looks unhinged so hopefully her storyline will be good. She is a different actress from the one that played SeHee. So it looks like she has a different vendetta. Is she another of GJ's former secretaries?
The only bright spot in all of this is Shin Ah and her cute interactions with GJ. So I am particularly annoyed at SooYeon for involving her this way.
I just hope the writer will end the story well and avoid going off the rails.

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I would argue that what he did to his secretaries should have warranted him a lose of a reputation and his position.
The first episode is basically him publicly belittling ShinAh, calling her untalented and useless. I don't think that is even in the top ten worst things he has said to his secretaries. He says everyone should pay the price for their misdeeds, but did HE ever do that?

I agree that he shouldn't feel bad about firing/banning from the industry SeGi's sister. She was literally stealing his materials and as he said, just because your life is bad doesn't mean you should ruin someone else's.

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I agree from what was shown onscreen. He is a horrible boss. So I don't blame Shin Ah for going berserk on him. Its a tame version compared to the criminal actions of Soo Yeon, Kang Min, SeGi, and Dr Cho. GoJin does need this reckoning. He needs to apologize to everyone he has hurt.

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Episode 14 was the expository episode. Lots of dots were connected and new threads were created. From it, this is what I got:
-Segi was actually loyal to Gojin, but based on his interaction with Kang Min, someone sent him damning information about Gojin's "involvement" with his sister's suicide that made him turn 180 on Gojin.
If this is true, why did he not confront Gojin from the start? It could be fabricated or manipulated to suit the Mastermind's plan- Gojin losing everyone on his side and everything he has (my money is on Sooyoung's secretary).
Because I don't know how someone can stay loyal to another for close to a decade with a facade. And until Shinah, Segi was the one who knew Gojin best. He would have seen a different side that made him have questions.
For Sooyoung, if entitlement was a person, she is a perfect representation. So because you 'protected' him by breaking his heart and marrying someone else means you own his heart forever. And can come and go as you with. He has a right to move on.
I hope she opens her eyes because she is making her father proud right now- doing the very thing she said she wouldn't do.
For Director Ma, I loved Gojin's analogy. If you kill to survive, you must be ready to be killed for survival, it's the rules. Probably the ban in the industry should be lifted, but the lawsuit should filed or a deal/compensation paid- she has to pay because that is corporate espionage.
Same goes for the secretaries. Rather than blame someone for your insecurities, own up to it and get better. Or confront whoever wronged you. I actually peg Shinah in the same boat with the fake fiancée plot. I loved it when she gets in Gojin's face and call him out of his behaviour in episode 2 and 9. Scheming behind someone is low class. If you have an issue, call it out.
Noh Gojin was mean, and he needs a wakeup call that trauma or not, people do not need to be trampled on if they are below his expectations (which by the way he needs to to lower, like by miles). He has to start seeing beyond evil and look at the cause not the effect alone.
But seriously, I loved the fact that he realised people must really hate him for his employees not to inform him of the death threat. Character growth coming, I hope.
I have much more to say but will wait for my speculations to be debunked or proven next week.

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You know what? I realised that I find Gojin's chubby investigator kind of cute. There, I said it.

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Not sure what the general opinion is, but I loved how epi 14 took quite a big turn and dived into heavier but important topics. It is a crazy drama and is living up to its name. The director himself if I recalled correctly said that this is not a typical rom com or actually imo not really just a rom com, the crazy "love" represents many obsessions not just in a romantic way and I think here we get revenge, ego, trauma, etc.

I didn't mind that this week's episodes focused less on the romance but more on the main theme of the story - NGJ's character flaw and development. There were many things he said here to Ms. Ma and Shin-ah/ex secretaries where he himself should learn from as well.

It was overwhelming indeed, the betrayal of Segi, Soonyoung declaring war, finding about the death threat that no one in the company reported, etc. Definitely a huge blow to NGJ but really this is needed for him to realize how terrible he has been to everyone around him and that in turn he is hurting himself too. I really felt the impact of the world around him tumbling and I guess that's why the director threw all of this into one episode.

It was much needed for NGJ's character development as well as for his relationship with LSA. He is in love with LSA so he cares for her and is super good to her but still at his root, he is not nice at all. Just because he is in a relationship, it doesn't fix everything (ironically a lot of kdramas kind of portray it that way). That's why, I love them they are focusing on this and I think this is really the main theme of the drama.

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I'm so over Se Gi and Soo Young. I hope they get the proper punishments for their actions.

I didn't realize how much hatred Se Gi had for Go Jin, but I still knew there was another culprit. The one behind the physical accidents. Sorta surprised they are able to keep her a mystery until the finale. Wonder if it'll be a satisfying reveal. I don't think she would be a former secretary like the others.

Soo Young's secretary is officially confirmed as a baddie, Dr. Jo.... Hmm, I assume he has done more than just manipulate and egg on Kang Min. He got more than a few lingering shots during this drama.

Does this drama win an award for most villains??? Lol

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I am curious WHO Dr Jo is. It was said on a few occasions that he has deep pockets.

So why is he the lackey for Soo young.

Good Lord, I hope it isn't something like he is in love with her or worst, he is her ex husband.

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I feel the story telling has gone quiet weaker last weeks but I dont care :) I still like it . The leads has a great chemistry and somehow they make us to care about Go-Jin and want to know who and why wants to hurt him ! And we know it is going to be a happy ending drama so that is the best bit :)

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I do miss the hair pulling and screaming matches between no go jin and shin ah but they are adorable together ♥️

The only complaint I have for this show is I need more screen time for them and less on unnecessary characters who add nothing to the plot.

Hopefully this drama ends on a high note as I have had disappointing things for other romance drama endings lately....

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I honestly think Soo Young And segi should be punished for what they did, coz I don't get why segi would blame Goo- Jin for the death of his sister when she committed suicide
Okay I get that Goo- Jin is very mean and always use vulgar words but that does not make you commit suicide, instead she's supposed to atleast be strong like shin ah who took revege

Now let's talk about Soo Young she didn't even considered Goo- Jin feelings or his words,she was just demanding him to love her back after leaving him (to protect him she says 🤷‍♀️) . She expects him to be a robot waiting for their owner to return ha, like seriously 😒
To be honest she almost spoilt this drama for me with her demanding/obsessesive attitude
But I still love it , thanks most especially to the leads Soo Young and Goo- Jin (although they had a very serious argument)

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I just don't understand why this drama did not offer strong dialogues. I mean I feel so frustrated by hearing all those lame and traditional dialogues. I mean you have to make the leading characters very strong. I just hoped they could have added smashing replies towards antagonists. when she says I waited 12 years to protect you, why didn't the male lead said "did I ask you to protect me? where the hell was your protection when i needed it the most? why all of a sudden you feel bad for me? why the hell you are doing all that you want and still blaming me for getting hurt?" i have so many more dialogues to say but i am really angry at the writer. :/

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