With the finale of “When my love bloomsAround the corner, the 13th and 14th episodes leave little hope for a happy ending and put the audience in despair. While Yoon Ji Soo (Lee Bo Young) faces the brunt of Jang Seo Kyungs (Si Yeon Park) Harassment, Han Jae Hyun (Yoo Ji Tae) prepares for a dirty fight with his father-in-law for the Hyung Sung Corporation. The aftermath of this week fought dirty and here are the things we loved and hated about them.
Warning spoiler for the latest episode below.
1. Loved: Ji Soo sticks it to Seo Kyung
During the 13th episode, Ji Soo is bothered by Seo Kyung so much that one almost feels like ending the drama. She has to face the demolition team several times, she loses one of her piano students after her face is plastered in the newspapers, and her friend also loses her job due to the affair.
While the show has shown that Ji Soo can and will stand up for himself, they make her appear helpless until the end of the episode in which she courageously writes a threat to Seo Kyung. Ji Soo sets off and walks into the hotel where Jae Hyun lives. In the 14th episode, she sends Seo Kyung a copy of the petition she wishes to submit for unlawful termination.
These scenes feel like a weight being lifted from your chest because the show finally gives Ji Soo a hold. While she stood up for herself in the past, the harassment kept coming back to persecute her. This time it feels like she is finally taking a stand and you can see that she is pulling the reins of Seo Kyung to protect the people she loves.
2. LOVED: Ji Soo and Young Min talk on the swings
It’s no secret that the relationship between Ji Soo and Young Min (Ko Woo Rim) is one of the driving forces behind the show. Even more than romance, their relationship seems to be an integral part of Ji Soo’s character. Last week, the show had hinted that Young Min would go out of his way so that Ji Soo could get married again. After Ji Soo finds out that this could be Young Min’s intention, she tells him that he doesn’t have to sacrifice himself for her.
Has anyone else been waiting for this conversation between them since last week’s episodes? No child should ever feel like an obstacle to their parents’ happy ending, especially Young Min. The show clearly showed that Ji Soo is a loving mother and that the two are a package deal. Ji Soo would not go anywhere without her son and it was uncomfortable to see how the narrative promoted the idea that Young Min had to go away so that she would be happy with Jae Hyun. This was a much needed conversation and hopefully the show will follow and Young Min and Ji Soo will be together at the end of the final.
3. Loved: Ji Soo separates from Jae Hyun
While the love story of Ji Soo and Jae Hyun is one for the picture books, their separation felt urgently needed. After discussing her friend’s abusive dismissal with Jae Hyun, Jae Hyun admits that there isn’t much he can do to help, as this would derail his revenge plans. Ji Soo admits that while she will always love him, she cannot stand next to him because what he does is not right.
Usually, separations near the finale appear pointless and pointless in K-dramas, but these made sense. Throughout the drama, Jae Hyun kept promising that he would find his way back to his younger self, but there were seeds of doubt. Until this episode, there was little explanation as to why he would go on with the company after his revenge. If he really wanted to go back to his old self, wouldn’t he correct the injustice and then make another life? When he tells Ji Soo that he can’t help and that the company is his reward, it feels like he wants his cake and wants to eat it too. Ji Soo was never portrayed as someone who would bend his morale, so her decision to part with Jae Hyun makes sense. It doesn’t make the separation bleak, it feels right.
4. Loved: Jae Hyun talking to Choi Jae Hyuk
The final pieces of the puzzle made against Jae Hyun’s father finally come together this week when Jae Hyun meets with the case’s original prosecutor, Choi Jae Hyuk (Nam Moon Chul). Jae Hyuk admits that all evidence from Jae Hyun’s father leads to Hyung Sung, but his superiors wanted him to cover it up. He also expresses that this particular case has strained his heart over the years and Jae Hyun promises that his justice will finally be fulfilled.
This scene is really fun because it seems like Jae Hyun’s pieces are slowly fitting together. Even though he has already drawn up a plan to take over the company, it’s nice to see him research and find definitive evidence of the foul in his father’s case. His bold proclamation that justice is served when he puts his hand over the files is reconciled with his younger self and you realize that he’s all-in.
5. HAD: Jae Hyun is stabbed
Though Jae Hyun being stabbed is definitely a great cliffhanger to end up on last week, it’s heartbreaking to see. The old man (Hong Suk Yeon), who protested outside Hyung Sung for his late son, attacks Jae Hyun. The heartache doubles when Ji Soo arrives to meet with Jae Hyun, presumably to make up. From the rose petals fluttering to the ground to Ji Soo’s crying to Jae Hyun, this scene is downright painful.
Although this will likely result in some fantastic bedside scenes next week, this scene has an extra level of irritation when you think of Lee Se Hoons (Kim Young Hoon) Role in it. In his quest to make Ji Soo and Jae Hyun’s lives miserable, his portrayal of Jae Hyun as the person in charge was definitely involved in the old man’s actions. So he not only ruined the life of Ji Soo and Jae Hyun, but also the rest of the old man’s life. The old man deserves justice for his son and peace. But instead of helping him find it, Se Hoon sacrificed to the old man’s grief according to his own selfish desires.
Although Jae Hyun can be assumed to be the main character, his chances of death are slim, but there is really no guarantee that he won’t die either. With luck, he will survive in the last two episodes and correct the past wrong.
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