This episode is all about how crazy Cheol Ho has become: crazy and obsessive and with power that we hope doesn’t remain in his hand for too long. Chul moves across dimensions to save his wife, and even puts his life on the line. Seong Moo finally steps up, although he got some help from Chul and has finally earned the right to call himself Yeon Joo’s father.
Top 10 Moments:
- Cheol Ho comes to do some clean up (and learns way too much for my peace of mind)
Cheol Ho drives to the warehouse and notices the crashed cars. He picks up the address he’d handed over to Chul (careful to do so whilst wearing gloves), and notices dead Sang Hoon. He also checks Sang Hoon’s boot and notices something inside (what is it? What is it?). Next he heads into the warehouse and notices all the dead bodies. One of the men is still alive though, and informs Cheol Ho about Sang Hoon having shot some girl (Yeon Joo). And although the man had seen her fall, Cheol Ho notices that Yeon Joo isn’t in the warehouse anymore.
2. Seong Moo finally returns to the land of the living. Although he’s met with not so horrible news (Yeon Joo. Please survive!)
With Sang Hoon dead, Seong Moo’s face returns. Immediately he sets out looking for Soo Bong and Yeon Joo and then flashes back to the gun being leveled on Yeon Joo even as Yeon Joo had pleaded to be allowed to live (wait. So does that mean that he shares memories with Sang Hoon? Was he somewhere lying dormant in Sang Hoon? Can the reverse be the case?). He breaks down in tears and then picks up the phone when Soo Bong calls Yeon Joo’s phone. Soo Bong’s shocked to hear Seong Moo’s voice, and Seong Moo heads to the car, with Soo Bong in tow, and they drive to the warehouse where Yeon Joo had been shot. The man who had found her directs them to the hospital, and when they get there, the nurse fills them in on what happened. Yeon Joo had pulled through the surgery, but unfortunately, she didn’t regained consciousness, even though her eyes are open. In other words, she’s brain dead (shit. This can’t be happening). The nurse then continues that the cops had showed up to take Chul’s statement, but by the time they entered the ICU, it was to find the room empty of both Chul and Yeon Joo (he took her back into “W” didn’t he? Please tell me he has a plan. You hear that Chul? You have to have a plan).
3. Chul and Seong Moo have different ways of handling a bad situation. One uses his head and the other sinks back to his vices (seriously though Seong Moo. Do not go down this path ever again)
Seong Moo heads back home and does the one thing he’s always done to escape his life. He pops some pills and turns to alcohol. Later that night, a somber Chul shows up and when Soo Bong asks where Yeon Joo’s at, he replies that he took her back to his world, because he figures that should anything happen to her in the real world, they can’t fix it. And so, he’d taken her into “W” and even though she regained consciousness only once, she slipped back into unconscious. And now? She’s dead (noooooooo. This can’t be happening). Seong Moo sinks to the floor at the news and the next thing we see, he’s been admitted into Myungsei Hospital for the drug and alcohol combo he’d taken. A remorseful Professor Park wonders if maybe it was his internet trolling that had caused Seong Moo to be so stressed and so he heads in to Seong Moo’s room to first ask him why he did something so dangerous, and to then apologize. He then remembers not having seen Yeon Joo around, which leads him to wondering why Seong Moo killed Yeon Joo the character. Sure she was a useless character, but that was a grim way for her to die. The words have Seong Moo flashing once again to his daughter’s death and he runs out of the room and straight to the roof. Thankfully, Chul spots him and chases after him. He’s able to rescue Seong Moo just before the man can take the plunge and when Seong Moo wails about him (Seong Moo), being the one responsible for Yeon Joo’s death, Chul corrects him that the person responsible is Sang Hoon. And rather than Seong Moo attempting suicide, what he should do is save Yeon Joo. And he can do so by drawing her back to life, because her getting married basically turned her into a cartoon character as well. The words spark life in Seong Moo, but he’s back to being depressed when he remembers that he’d destroyed the tablet, as per Sang Hoon’s instruction. Chul however, believes that the tablet could be somewhere else (wait what? So is there like a twin tablet or something? What is happening here?).
4. Chul is unwilling to give up his family. And that family includes Seong Moo too (awwww. Look how far you’ve come Chul).
Soo Bong and Professor Park search the hospital for Seong Moo, with Soo Bong wondering exactly where Seong Moo disappeared to. He then turns to Professor Park and asks him exactly what the doctor had spoken to Seong Moo about. Professor Park mentions that he’d brought up Yeon Joo dying and Soo Bong loses his shit, screaming and wailing about how much of an inconsiderate doctor Professor Park is (hahahaha. That is so comical). Professor Park as expected has no idea why he’s being screamed at, and when Chul shows up offering Seong Moo a piggyback ride, and Soo Bong runs to join Chul and Seong Moo, Professor Park wails about how he’s hurt Seong Moo yet again (hahaha. The man is so adorable). Alone in his hospital room (because Soo Bong left with Chul), Seong Moo flashes back to Chul explaining that Yeon Joo is his family. Not one that Seong Moo had created, but one he got all on his own; one he has memories with. And he intends to fight like hell to make sure that she survives, and he gets his happy ending. And Seong Moo, who is his wife’s father, is also his family and so he wants Seong Moo not to attempt to do anything stupid. We then return to the present with Seong Moo giving a brief smile as he calls Chul a brat (awww. See that Yeon Joo? That’s part of your dream coming true. So please, survive so you can enjoy the rest of it).
5. There’s an extra tablet in “W” and Cheol Ho has it (fucking hell! Seriously show. Why do you keep doing this to me?)
Chul steps out of Myungsei and Soo Bong cautions him to be careful. Chul replies that he will, and even better, he just might call out to Soo Bong with an ‘SOS’, although he has no idea what the message would be. We then flashback to Chul telling Seong Moo that he believes that there has to be another copy of the tablet in “W” because there is no way that Sang Hoon would have commanded that the original be destroyed if he didn’t have a back-up. The words have Seong Moo flashing back to his memories of Sang Hoon and he remembers that sure enough, Sang Hoon had had him draw a tablet first, and he’d then put it in the boot. Even as Chul’s stating that the cops didn’t find any tablet on the scene, they both realize that Cheol Ho must have grabbed it. And sure enough, he did grab the tablet, and called one of his IT people to explain what it is (wait what? Seriously Cheol Ho? You’ve never seen a tablet before? You really are an idiot Congressman Ho). Seong Moo then wonders if the tablet would function like the original and Chul replies that they would have to try it out to see if it does.
6. It’s a trap (fuck! I hope you die Cheol Ho! And I hope your death is more painful than Sang Hoon you fucking psychopath. Urgh!)
Chul appears in Cheol Ho’s office several times, looking for the tablet. When he finally appears at night and sees what looks like the tablet, he walks to it, to grab it. Only to realize at the last moment that not only is that tablet a decoy, but he’s also walked into a trap. Before he can react, a syringe is plunged into his neck (shit) and dizziness sets in. Next thing we see, he’s tied up in some warehouse with Cheol Ho declaring that with Chul dead, he can do whatever he wants to with Chul and no one will know anything (seriously, and this psycho has the audacity to call Chul a psychopath? Why the fuck is he so fixated with Chul anyway? Is he jealous?). He then turns Chul’s attention to the tablet and shows him how all he has to do is choose any of the sketched images on the tablet, and press the enter key for said image to materialize in his hands. It was how he’d drawn the drug he’d forced into Chul’s system and now he’s curious as to what the tablet is exactly. Chul though keeps quiet and Cheol Ho picks up a metal pipe and proceeds to start beating Chul (fuck!).
7. Really, Chul has a will of steel. (Nothing says I’m kickass like plotting your escape whilst getting beaten)
After having been thoroughly beaten, Chul finally tells Cheol Ho something that has Cheol Ho wondering if Chul expects him to believe the tale. He kicks Chul in the head, walks out and tells his guards to keep an eye on Chul. Cheol Ho then heads out, although he tells someone on the phone that he will have to stop somewhere else first. Chul in the meanwhile, asks the guards for the time, and when they tell him that it’s 2:30am, he mumbles that it’s been thirty minutes. He then directly addresses Soo Bong and tells him that the man will bring that thing in soon, and Soo Bong must guard it. Immediately he says so, the “to be continued” chyron pops up, and Soo Bong who’s just read the newest chapter of “W” and seen the message, flashes back to Chul telling him that he would send him an ‘SOS’ message.
8. Cheol Ho truly is a simple-minded villain (thank heavens for that!)
Soo Bong runs with the phone and shows Seong Moo the new “W” chapter. Soo Bong has no idea what ‘it’ is but Seong Moo immediately figures that Chul is referring to the tablet. And sure enough, Cheol Ho gets to Hankuk Sungjin hospital and rides the elevator. As he does, we flash back to his conversation with Chul who explains that the plan was for him to take the tablet to the owner of the tablet who would then draw his wife, Yeon Joo back to life. Cheol Ho doesn’t believe Chul and argues that Chul is lying. Chul explains though that he isn’t lying. As a matter of fact, Yeon Joo is at the moment in his penthouse, dead, after having been shot by a gun. Cheol Ho immediately sends his boys to the penthouse and a confirmation call from Chul gets Do Yoon to allow the men to see Yeon Joo. They immediately report back to Cheol Ho that she really is dead, and has been for a while. And yes, she had been shot by a gun. The news has Cheol Ho heading to the hospital, but when he gets to the room, he doesn’t find Seong Moo there. Chul however, having returned to the real world, works with his new hypothesis and summons Cheol Ho to the real world. And so, Cheol Ho finds himself in the real world, and in Seong Moo’s hospital room. Soo Bong and Seong Moo are both shocked to see him, but Soo Bong immediately grabs the tablet and when Cheol tries getting it back from him, Seong Moo hits him with the IV stand and he falls to the ground (whew! Thank heavens).
9. Yeon Joo’s saved but something’s really wrong with Seong Moo
Seong Moo switches on the tablet and Cheol Ho immediately disappears. Seong Moo’s focus though is drawing his daughter back to life, although for a brief moment, his hands flicker like he’s a cartoon drawing (wait what? Is Seong Moo also becoming a webtoon character? How is that possible?) Seong Moo doesn’t let that distract him though, and we pan to “W” where Yeon Joo comes back to life (yippee Yeon Joo), and Do Yoon is surprised to see that she’s back to life. The moment he runs out to call a nurse, the “to be continued” chyron appears and Yeon Joo reappears in the real world. She immediately calls Soo Bong who’s at the moment at the warehouse, receiving information that Chul left like 20 minutes prior. The minute Soo Bong confirms that it’s Yeon Joo who’s talking to him, he’s immediately delighted as he wonders if she’s alright. Yeon Joo replies that she’s as good as new. What she wants to know though is how she was brought back to life. Soo Bong replies that Seong Moo had been the one to drawn her. And Seong Moo is at the moment, back at home, refreshing the “W” page so he can confirm whether or not she survived. Soo Bong explains that he’s back where Chul had been tortured, and is looking for him, and Yeon Joo’s surprised to hear the news.
10. We enter the final stretch
Soo Bong explains that the men who’d found Chul informed him that Chul had refused for them to call him an ambulance. Instead, he’d asked for a taxi as he needed to go to a hotel (awwww. He was coming for her) and then disappeared. Soo Bong figures that Chul’s on his way to see her, and Yeon Joo at first has a myriad of questions for him, but then decides against it, having figured that she can just read up on all that’s happened. And so she catches up on her reading and cries to see Chul’s suffering depicted on the page. She then heads outside the hotel to wait for him, and is surprised that he hasn’t shown up yet. Moments later, the rain starts and she’s transported into “W”. She spots So Hee just as So Hee’s stepping into the hotel, and although So Hee hesitates for a moment, she doesn’t recognize Yeon Joo and so heads inside. Yeon Joo on the other hand is stunned at this development. Even more so when she sees the “final episode” chyron pop up.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because nobody hurts Chul and get away with. Fuck, I want to bitchslap him so bad. Who would have thought there will be another character that I will hate even more than I hated Sang Hoon. I mean come on. Sang Hoon’s unhinged. What the hell is this fucker’s excuse?
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode.
This episode’s a Negroni, because as much as I’m thoroughly happy that Yeon Joo survived, I just can’t get the bitter taste of how badly beaten Chul got, out of my mouth. Like seriously though, I hate Cheol Ho even more than I did Sang Hoon because Sang Hoon had completely gone out of his mind. Cheol Ho though doesn’t have that excuse. He’s just a man so driven by jealousy of the child who shot to fame whilst he remained the prosecutor who had to struggle and ride on the coattails of that child’s murder case to get to his present position. He’s so blinded by his ego and totally passed any level of reasonableness at this point and I despise him for it. The bitter taste also spreads to Seong Moo. Because the ending will only be a happy one for me if both Chul and Seong Moo survive this ordeal. But Seong Moo’s disappearing hand has me worried about whether or not that will be a reality. And it raises a new slew of questions for me. Firstly, since when did Seong Moo become a webtoon character? Is he so joined to the killer that he basically shares existence with the killer? Or is it that because Chul considers him a member of his family, Seong Moo has thus achieved that status, just like Yeon Joo did? And let’s not forget my need to still learn exactly who is the driving force in “W” because it’s most certainly not Seong Moo. And I do hope the next two episodes are able to answer that question.