“W” is back at work, and this time around, has our hearts pulverized even as we pray, hope and beg that things get better for our guys. Sang Hoon’s just too damn smart. Cheol Ho’s close to learning the truth. And our protagonist and villain finally have their showdown.
Top 10 Moments:
- Cheol Ho gets boxed into a corner and reacts exactly the way Chul predicted (thank heavens for simpleminded antagonists)
The fallout of Chul’s death has Cheol Ho sitting alone at a restaurant and flashing back to his conversation with the head prosecutor who had informed him about Chul’s will, in which Chul had called out for people to find a connection between Sang Hoon and Cheol Ho who had exchanged a phone call where they’d connived to frame him for crimes he didn’t commit. The prosecutor unfortunately, can’t laugh it off and tells Cheol Ho that they would have to investigate said phone call. He figures nothing will come out of it. Cheol Ho who has a recording of his phone call with Sang Hoon, where Sang Hoon had offered to frame Chul so that Cheol Ho can become a president and owe Sang Hoon, deletes the file, but has no idea that an angry Sang Hoon who’s in police custody, and who insists that Chul is still alive, is informing the detectives to call Cheol Ho for him (delusional guy). Back in the real world, Yeon Joo asks Chul if she really thinks that things would go according to their plan. Chul isn’t worried though as he replies that Seong Moo had written Cheol Ho to be a simpleminded antagonist, meaning he would fall for it. And he is right because after Cheol Ho meets with the head of his party who tells him that Sang Hoon was asking for him, makes a call to an unknown person, asking to use the person’s boys’ to carry out an assignment.
2. Yeon Joo’s imagination is a fertile ground indeed (of course she has me worried because all that happy rarely comes without pain to accompany it)
Yeon Joo’s thrilled that the webtoon is going exactly like they’d wanted it to. But she’s soon down in the dumps when she calls Soo Bong and confirms that Seong Moo’s face isn’t back yet. Of course, she cheers up when Chul calls to get her coffee order and agrees to meet her soon. On her way to their meet, she imagines the ending to “W”. Sang Hoon will be killed by Cheol Ho and thus, Seong Moo’s face will return and he will regain consciousness. Chul is able to get information on the gang that Cheol Ho had used to commit the murder to Do Yoon, and so Cheol Ho is arrested for the murder. The nation turns up to mourn Chul at his funeral, and he becomes a national hero who is missed by all. And thus, he escapes the crisis of him ceasing to exist, and is thus able to co-exist between the world of “W” and the real world, not as a main character, but merely a man who’s capable of traveling between two worlds. Next, he visits her father to get Seong Moo’s blessings. Of course, Seong Moo’s not open to the idea at first. He keeps seeing the picture of webtoon Chul and has to tell himself that Chul is human now (hahahaha. So cute). Eventually though, Chul’s able to win him over, through a game of ‘Go’ (awwww. So sweet). Getting her mother’s blessing is just as hard, but her auntie, whose only concern is a person’s looks, is taken in by how handsome Chul looks and is thus able to get her sister to agree to the union. And then, Chul and Yeon Joo spend the day together, wearing couple tees as they ride a bicycle together, go to the arcade and eat ice-cream cones (gah. They look so perfect and peaceful, my heart’s thumping extra hard. Please writer-nim. End the story on a sweet note like this one. Please!).
3. Professor Park is the representative of angry fans everywhere, pissed that their story isn’t going the way they wanted to (hahaha. Poor Professor Park)
Whilst Chul’s telling Yeon Joo about his plan to set up a Foundation and leave Do Yoon to run it (thus creating a reason for the character’s existence), Professor Park storms over to the table to rant about the fact that he’s given up all hope for “W” (hahaha). As far as he’s concerned, he has become a hater of the work, and he fully intends to leave nasty reviews about it online. Matter of fact, Yeon Joo’s free to tell Seong Moo his ID so Seong Moo can know that it’s Professor Park that’s talking trash about his work (hehehe. I so totally get where he’s coming from. This was me, after the ending of Naruto and Bleach, pissed that after more than a decade of my life spent on the mangas, both Tite Kubo and Masashi Kishimoto betrayed me with the ending they gave the series. So yeah, I understand where he’s coming from). Chul though, cuts in to ask if Yeon Joo’s so bad a woman because he found her quite alright. Professor Park replies by declaring that both Yeon Joos (the one in the comic and the one in real life) are annoying to him (hahaha. He really is pissed). Yeon Joo tries leading him away from the table but it finally clicks for him that Chul looks strangely familiar. Chul replies by stating that he’s been told he looks a lot like Kang Chul. Professor Park has a fanboy moment where he’s squeals at the resemblance and then tells Chul that he will be perfect to play the actor role of the movie (oooh. I just had a moment. What if when Chul returns to the real world, that’s exactly what he does. He’s cast to play the comic version of himself in front of the silver screen, and this gains popularity and wealth. That will be awesome!).
4. Chul’s subconsciously dragging people from “W” into the real world (this cannot be good. Damn!)
Chul’s on his way to the hotel upon which his “W” penthouse had been based on, so he can transport himself into “W” when he spots So Hee outside the very same hotel. She’s stunned to be there, and to see him and by the time Chul parks and looks back at her, she’s gone. He immediately calls Yeon Joo ask if they’re now in the world of the webtoon and she points out that they wouldn’t be able to talk on the phone if he was in “W” already (shit. Shit. Shit. Does this mean that Chul’s can unknowingly pull someone out of the webtoon and into the real world. This can’t be good!). Chul of course doesn’t say anything to her about what’s happened and the next thing we see, he’s back in “W” and transferring his properties to Do Yoon. Do Yoon then brings up the fact that So Hee had told him that she saw Chul earlier that day. And to make things worse, it had been nighttime before, but when she saw Chul it was daytime, and then his car disappeared. Whilst alone with his thoughts, Chul considers the words and realizes that yet another variable has been thrown into the mix. When he thinks of someone, just like he’d done moments before So Hee had appeared, the person he thought of can be dragged from “W” into the real world (I repeat. This can’t be good).
5. Sang Hoon’s escaped into the real world (damn! I knew Chul being able to drag people into the real world will backfire)
When Yeon Joo gets back to Seong Moo’s house, she’s happy to see that his face has been restored. Seong Moo’s tired and Yeon Joo’s chatty as she explains that Chul’s plan must have succeeded. When Seong Moo looks blank at her words, she clarifies that Chul went back to the webtoon to make certain that Cheol Ho kills Sang Hoon just as they’d planned. Hearing that Chul is back in “W” has Seong Moo dropping the act, and revealing that he’s not Seong Moo, but Sang Hoon (shit. Shit. Shit. Yeon Joo. Get out of there!!!!!).
6. Sang Hoon was summoned into the real world (and something tells me that Chul subconsciously did it as well. Drats!)
Over in “W”, Do Yoon gets the horrible news that Sang Hoon had escaped from the police station. We then flashback to Sang Hoon in the interrogation room, screaming at the cops not to transfer him to the prosecutor’s office as Cheol Ho will try and kill him on his way there. The inspector had dismissed his claim and headed to the room to get him. But at that exact moment, Sang Hoon disappears and reappears in the real world. He’s momentarily stunned but then grins as he realizes where he’s at. First order of business for him then is to kill a police officer (seriously Seong Moo. Why the hell did you make your killer lack any remorse whatsoever), steal the cop’s car and drive to Seong Moo’s house, which at the moment is empty because Soo Bong left to get his heart checked. And so, Sang Hoon strolls in, switches on the monitor, which immediately wakes up Seong Moo, and then he unlocks the door for Seong Moo to step out of the room (crap. Crap. Crap. “W” is back to being a villain’s world isn’t it?).
7. Seong Moo grabs himself a hostage and returns to “W” (shit. This is so not good for my poor heart).
Now in the present, Seong Moo blames Yeon Joo for the mess “W” is become (ha! You and Professor Park will get along just fine then). She’d been the one to hide Chul and eventually save him, with all her drawings. And so, Chul who was meant to have died ages ago is still alive. He then grins (damn, I hate his smiling face) and informs her that he’d read all the comics and so knows exactly how Chul’s been going back and forth and he too can know do it (fuck!). He yanks her hair, smiles malevolently and asks her if she would like to come with him and find her husband (I repeat. I hate Sang Hoon! I want him dead writer. Dead!).
8. Seong Moo the drone is back in commission (shit! See, this was the reason why I’d previously suggested that they lock him in a safe room, far away from the city so he has little chance of coming close to the monitor in his house)
Back in “W”, Sang Hoon commands Seong Moo to draw him both a car and a phone. And immediately he places a call to Cheol Ho who was just in the midst of lambasting his people for calling him with the news that Sang Hoon has disappeared. Sang Hoon makes the call and immediately starts out by asking who exactly Cheol Ho thinks he can kill. He (Sang Hoon) isn’t Jang Won Hui (huh? Who’s that? Is that someone Cheol Ho’s killed. Could that possibly be Chul’s key to taking down Cheol Ho?). He continues by giving instructions to Cheol Ho to get him a safe house within minutes, and states that they’re both in the same boat. Cheol Ho has no idea why they’re in the same boat and Sang Hoon drops the bomb: Chul is still alive (shit!). With that sorted, Sang Hoon gives Seong Moo the instruction to completely destroy the monitor (shit!). So, when Chul gets to the house, it’s to find Yeon Joo missing, Seong Moo back to being unconscious, and the destroyed screen. He then heads back outside, tells Soo Bong to go somewhere else as the house isn’t safe anymore, and then drives off.
9. Sang Hoon’s the abuser, blaming the victim for his actions (seriously. Someone had better shoot him fast).
Chul appears in Cheol Ho’s office and beats Sang Hoon’s address out of him. After he leaves, Cheol Ho flashes back to Yeon Joo’s sudden appearance in his office, and now Chul, and figures that there really is something he doesn’t know (no. Please no. It’s already bad enough that Sang Hoon knows everything. I can’t deal with Cheol Ho knowing as well). Meanwhile, Seong Moo pulls the gun on Yeon Joo, stating that he’d had a long wait, waiting for Chul to recognize her as his wife, before he could go ahead to kill her. Yeon Joo tries pleading for her life, but Sang Hoon blames her for marrying Chul. As far as he’s concerned, he’s doing his job: killing all of Chul’s family, and nobody forced Yeon Joo to become the main character in a comic (urgh. Please someone. Punch him in the face). Chul though is driving fast to make it to the warehouse in time. But at that exact moment, the “to be continued” chyron appears (shit. Not the time dammit!) and he’s transported back to the real world. He immediately pulls up the “W” webtoon and starts to read, his eyes widening as he gets to Sang Hoon pulling the gun on Yeon Joo. We then move back to “W” and Cheol Ho’s men showing up at the warehouse. Yeon Joo tries using Sang Hoon’s distraction to escape, but Sang Hoon shoots her in the back (nooooooooooooooo), and then proceeds to shoot all of Cheol Ho’s men.
10. Sang Hoon is dead (finally!), and Yeon Joo might be as well (noooooooooo)
After reading the part where Yeon Joo gets shot, Chul immediately summons himself back to the webtoon and then drives to the warehouse (hurry Chul!!!!!). When he gets there, there’s another car waiting. It’s Sang Hoon, maniacally smiling, and the protagonist and villain gun their engines and speed towards each other in a head on collision. They then whip out their guns and proceeds to shoot, and although Chul gets shot, he’s able to empty his gun in Sang Hoon who finally dies (here’s hoping the asshole stays dead!). He then runs into the warehouse, but all he finds is a pool of blood but no body (where is Yeon Joo?). He transports to the real world where he discovers that Yeon Joo had appeared, and the old man who’d found her had called an ambulance. Chul then rides with the cops who drive him to the hospital where Yeon Joo’s at. One of them notices that Chul’s bleeding and asks about Chul’s relationship with Yeon Joo. A heartbroken Chul replies that he’s her husband. Next thing we see, he’s in the ER, looking at the doctors using a defibrillator as they try to jolt Yeon Joo back to life. But her pulse doesn’t come back, no matter how many times they try and Chul can’t hold back the tears.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because Sang Hoon’s a murdering psychopathic asshole, and even though I can’t kill him (that honour is Chul’s), I still want to take a plunge into the comic and bitchslap him, hard. All the while telling him, “it’s your fault that I’m slapping you. Why the hell are you the bad guy?”. Let’s see how he feels.
Headache inducing moment:
Because it’s at this moment, that I realized the shit storm that’s presently brewing. And the minute I saw that Seong Moo is Sang Hoon and put together the fact that Chul must have subconsciously summoned him, I started yanking at my hair. Shit.
This episode’s a Bloody Mary because shit, Yeon Joo got shot. She really got shot! What the fuck?! All the whilst I’d been trying to draw comfort in the fact that she and Chul might get their happy ending after all. Matter of fact, I was all smiles as she imagined the happy life she would share with Chul. I was rooting for her. Chul has been through so much and he deserves that happy ending. And Yeon Joo does as well because she’s loved him all this while. I mean come on, show! She can’t die. Chul mustn’t die. I want them together. After the last episode where Chul 2.0 showed just how amazing he was, I was drawing comfort in the fact that the tables have finally turned and now the good guys will win. Should anything happen to Chul and Yeon Joo (other than them being happily married and living together), then Sang Hoon would have won. And I refuse to accept that. So, I shall hold out hope that she will survive. Why? Because it’s Chul 2.0, and there is no way he will just allow her die.