The past and present; fate and reincarnation; past memories and visions; victim and culprit; sanity and wisdom; truth and deceit. This episode perfectly blends so much contradiction, and leaves us with questions, theories, and the desire to find out what happens next.
Chicago Typeriter kicks off with a bang, or should I say the sharp clatter of keys. We meet all our key players, save for the third mysterious face, and find ourselves in a drama that’s comedy meets suspense meets action meets the supernatural and which then gets topped up with romance. It’s a beautiful cocktail, visibly stunning and one whose first episode is over an hour long, but you won’t find me complaining.
Eun has a birthday and proves that he might be a year older, but he still lacks the sense of an adult. Hae Soo and So’s friendship continues to grow, as does her relationship with Wook. Even the Crown Prince joins the Hae Soo fan club and this new development has Yeon Hwa, very very unhappy.
Young’s suspicions about Byung Yeon rises as for one moment, he wonders exactly what his friend is capable of. Ui Gyo and Geun Gyo hatch a plan that has Young injured and the king even more paranoid. Even more people learn that Ra On is Hong Gyeong Nae’s daughter, but for the moment, our two love birds are holding on to each other, and not letting go.
Quick run-through: Young continues to prove that he is one hell of a prince and one hell of a man. Ra On comes scarily close to having her secret discovered. The…
The king’s still paranoid about the rebel forces and has no idea that the one he should fear is very close by. Young and Ra On continue their sweet and adorable romance even though they have his pending marriage hanging over their heads, and Yoon Sung’s insistent on protecting Ra On, and keeping her from getting her heart broken.
Young Eun plays matchmaker for her brother and Ra On. We learn that yes, not only is Prime Minister Kim a hypocrite, but he is a murdering one as well. Young Eun faces her fears, as does Ra On, and Young finally gets to call the love of his life by her real name.
We get glimpses of what might have happened to Louis, although the questions still abound and Director Baek is looking mighty shady. Louis continues to be the most adorable fish out of water and Bok Sil remains the loyal mama bear. As for Ma Ri? Yup. Louis was soo right about her.
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.
Shopping King Louis starts out with one thing every shopaholic loves: a flash sale! Although this flash sale is more luxury item and our self proclaimed king of shopping nabs the number one spot. We’re also introduced to sweet Bok Sil who’s as pragmatic as they come, Joong Won the hard-ass, and a Grandma-Grandson love story that will have us rooting for all of them to end up as family. It’s a goofy delight of a first episode with a surprising depth and warmth.