Je Ha proves that if you send killers after him and those around him, he will come calling for you. And it doesn’t matter just how well protected you think you are, nobody can keep you safe from the K2 if he has your death in mind. Anna’s back in the picture, with her memories in tact and a big hatred for Yoo Jin. Yoo Jin on the other hand is still as enigmatic, still as scary and even more heartless than we gave her credit for.
Top 10 Moments:
- Je Ha has quite the rap sheet, not like Yoo Jin’s very impressed (Damn. What’s it going to take for this woman to thaw?)
The head of the security forces meets with Je Ha who’s stunned to learn that the elite forces couldn’t capture a mere ‘banner hanger’. Chief Jo then brings up the fact that Je Ha’s not just a banner hanger, he’s a skilled former special forces agent who was the best fighter at a private mercenary army. There is no way they would be able to capture him. Although Yoo Jin’s impressed with Je Ha’s credentials, she still doesn’t think that that’s enough of a reason for him not to be captured, especially because he could be selling his service to anyone at the moment. Chief Jo though, doesn’t think that that will happen because Je Ha’s on the run due to the dishonourable discharge he suffered at the mercenary army (in other words, everyone wants him). He does suggest however that they find a way of getting Je Ha on their side, but Yoo Jin wouldn’t hear of it and tells Dong Mi to handle the situation, the minute Je Ha’s location is pinpointed.
2. Want to get released from the prison you’ve been locked up in for years? Engage in a photoshoot (good going Anna)
Turns out that the designer whose driver almost ran Anna over is quite a famous one, and the sight of Anna standing in the middle of the road had him taking a picture of her, and calling her his muse. It is this picture that is circulating on social media and when Dong Mi shows it to Yoo Jin, she’s visibly upset, especially because even the Korean netizens have started trying to put together Anna’s identity and it’s only a matter of time before the truth leaks. Dong Mi’s of the opinion that they can just use the opportunity to finally silence Anna (damn, that’s cold), but Yoo Jin’s nearly hysterical at the thought as she confirms that it’s only Anna’s safety that she can use to control Se Joon. Seeing that the situation is already as bad as it can be, she tells Dong Mi to bring Anna back to Korea (girl should have taken a photoshoot years ago, if it’s that effective). Left alone with the picture of Anna, Yoo Jin tells herself that Anna looks just like her mother.
3. Se Joon might not be winning the father of the year award, but at least he has some bite
Se Joon has his security detail wait a bit and speaks privately with the head of his security detail. His concern? Anna. The man replies that they were able to get her back safely and Se Joon asks how she’s doing. She’s doing good, but still has social phobia, and the head of security believes that Se Joon visiting her might do some good. But like every negligent father in Kdramas, Se Joon replies that he can’t see her and even though he’s sure Anna hates him (I’ll bet she does), all he can do is make sure that she stays safe. And so, he’s entrusting her to the head of security, to keep her safe (dude, you’re better off entrusting her to Je Ha. At least he can fight). He also adds that he’s well aware that the man answers to Yoo Jin (wait, and you’re entrusting your daughter to this guy?), which is why he wants him to go back to Yoo Jin and remind her that should anything happen to Anna, everything she’s ever worked for will come crumbling down.
4. Dong Mi’s an evil bitch who’s perfect for Yoo Jin (like seriously, the two of them should just marry and plot how to take over the world. Urgh!)
As per Yoo Jin’s instructions, Anna’s put on the plane back to Korea. Except, she’s brought back, heavily sedated (how inhumane), and as they fly, she dreams about her childhood self, after she was released from the hospital and Dong Mi had come to get her with the claim that she’s taking her to meet Se Joon. But, by the time Anna got to the airport, she figures that Dong Mi has no interest in taking her to see her father, especially when Dong Mi offers her a sleeping potion to take. When she insists on seeing her father, Dong Mi, pulls out a camera and begins taking pictures of Anna (poor girl). Next thing we see, Dong Mi’s leading Anna into the Catholic Church. We then return to present day, to Anna crying in her sleep.
5. Wanna put yourself in danger? Be nice to Je Ha (damn, it’s a brutal world out there)
The head of the security firm visits his junior at the police force and is able to gain access to a nationwide CCTV coverage. It is this access that has him narrowing down Je Ha’s location. Je Ha meanwhile hitchhiked a ride with an old couple whose truck broke down on the highway. He spends the night at their place and after he wakes up in the middle of the night from a nightmare where he relieves the moment when he’d gotten injured mid-mission, he discovers the Grandma crying. Turns out it’s the anniversary of the couple’s son’s death and the Grandpa asks Je Ha to stay with them a while and help him clear out the grove that his son liked to tend to. The two of them set off the next morning, hard at work but Je Ha has to leave briefly to replace the blade on his equipment. Shortly after he leaves, the hired hand sent by the security firm’s head shows up and interrogates the couple about Je Ha’s whereabouts. They tell him that they have no idea since Je Ha left that morning and the man douses them with gasoline and strikes his lighter (seriously? What’s wrong with this people and them hurting old people. Argh!). Thankfully though, Je Ha shows up in time to snap the lighter shut and get it out of the man’s hands.
6. Je Ha once again proves that he’s a BAMF
The assassin and Je Ha then engage in a well paired fight as the assassin is just as skilled. And although the two of them are able to cut each other, Je Ha gains the upper hand, breaks the assassin’s arm and subdues him (is it weird that I’m hoping he goes and does the same for the disbelieving head of the security firm).With that done, he questions the man about who sent him. The assassin at first refuses, and tries to play it that Je Ha shouldn’t take things personally because they’re both professionals. Je Ha agrees and like a professional, sets out the weapons of torture he intends to use to get the full story from the assassin (hahahaha). He adds that he actually has no problem with being hunted and killed. His problem though is that the assassin wanted to kill the old couple. The assassin replies by stating that it’s the order he got: everyone who assists Je Ha must be killed. Figuring that he would have to get to the source, Je Ha attempts to smash the assassin’s fingers to get him talking, but the assassin immediately spills the beans (now that’s an assassin who isn’t seasoned in the art of maintaining silence till the very end. Hmmph!).
7. Anna’s regained her memories (although that just has me more scared for her. Yoo Jin’s loco after all)
Anna’s wheeled into the house and immediately starts to struggle to get out and attack Yoo Jin. She’s however restrained and Yoo Jin’s all smiles, even as Anna calls her a devil, especially one that could commit such atrocities to a nine year old. Yoo Jin tries covering it up by stating that everything she did was for Anna and Se Joon’s own good (yeah right), but her face hardens when Anna spits out that she remembers everything now. Her mother didn’t commit suicide. Yoo Jin tosses back at her that that’s why Anna should have become a nun. She then has her assistant wheel Anna away.
8. Je Ha finally gets a face to face meeting with the woman who put a price on his head
Barely moments after Anna is wheeled away, Yoo Jin’s startled to see Je Ha, even as she admires the fact that he’s more handsome that she’d expect (barf. I just threw up a little). Je Ha’s come to issue a warning: Yoo Jin should stay away from him and those around him, or the next time he comes over, it will be to kill her. Yoo Jin’s surprisingly unafraid and she states that it’s just like Chief Jo (the head of the elite team) had told her. Je Ha’s MO is to attack the person who ordered the attack on his head, and so she’s cool as a cucumber when armed men, led by Dong Mi all come in, with their guns trained on Je Ha (shit. It was a trap). She finds it surprising that Je Ha walked into her trap, and is even more surprised when he admits that he did it so she would leave the old couple alone. She asks if they know anything about him and he tells her that they don’t. And although Yoo Jin acts like she’s considering his request, she soon smiles as she states that she won’t let the old couple live (what a bitch!) because she can’t place her future in his words. And then, she laughs when Je Ha promises her that she will regret her words, confident in the fact that that’s the last she will be seeing of him. With that, her men lead him out.
9. Je Ha makes his escape
The men put duct tape over Je Ha’s mouth, handcuff him and toss him at the back of a van. They aren’t able to leave immediately however as the sudden appearance of cops who’ve come because of the delivery van Je Ha stole, puts a damper on things. Je Ha meanwhile with the aid of motor oil and breaking of some fingers (ouch) is able to break out of his handcuffs. He then fights the two men guarding him (dude, don’t you have broken fingers?) and fights off the back up who show up moments later. Even getting tasered isn’t enough to bring him down as he’s able to fight them all.
10. Anna chants the two words we’re all screaming at the moment (seriously Je Ha. Fucking shoot her already)
With the men all neutralized, Je Ha strolls in, calm as you please, into the main house. Dong Mi’s stunned to see him, and he walks up the stairwell where a shocked Yoo Jin freezes (wait, what happened to Dong Mi? Please tell me he at least knocked her unconscious. Damn, I can’t stand men hitting women, but I’m willing to make an exception in this case). Je Ha tells her that this is that second time he was talking about, aka, her death and he cocks the gun and places it on her head (does it say anything about me that I will be pleased as fuck to see him blow her brains out?). Anna meanwhile sees the sight and shouts at Je Ha to shoot Yoo Jin. Je Ha meanwhile is surprised to see her as he remembers her as the girl he’d run into back in Spain, the girl who’d been begging him to save her.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Bitch Dong Mi. Because no one is more deserving of a bitchslap than a bitch who would use a child’s phobia against her, to not only hurt her, but to manipulate her into doing what she wants. You know what, I also want to kick the bitch in the face. Urgh!
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode.
This episode’s a Death in the Afternoon, because that’s what I want for Yoo Jin, Dong Mi and that asshole of an assassin that almost killed that nice old couple. I want them all to die. I’m as bloodthirsty for their deaths as Anna most certainly is and because I’m well aware that Je Ha wouldn’t go through with it (we still have 14 episodes to go, so I know Yoo Jin won’t die just yet. Drats!), I have to make do with the drink. This episode though bloody and intense, has me wanting to know more about Anna. She’s an enigma that I want to unravel and I have so many questions I want answered, starting with: did Yoo Jin have her mother killed? Why? Why is Yoo Jin fixated on having Se Joon in her life? What has Anna got to do with it? And please oh please, when can our two broken birds get together, because that would make me very very happy. Although there is something else that would make me even happier: seeing Yoo Jin’s blood splattered all over the wall. Not going to happen, but a girl can dream, right?