Young Ok’s still insistent on not cracking in front of Joon Young. Eun Soo continues to terrify us with just how much she knows and all she’s keeping hidden. Jung Eun’s close to the tipping point. Hyun Joon still misses Young Ok and Joon Young comes clean with his feelings (here’s hoping Eul believes him, although I doubt she will).
Joon Young’s missing and Eul shows that under pressure, she totally forgets her skills as an investigative reporter and just rides with the waves. Everyone’s keeping secrets, looking at you there Eun Soo and Jung Eun and everyone’s searching for Joon Young. Eul finally finds him, but Joon Young’s done waiting for her.
When Joon Young’s on a roll, he’s on a roll. From a public confession to stepping up his game, he knows he doesn’t have much time left and is willing to throw caution to the wind. Ji Tae probably needs a ticking clock to act as well, but I still doubt if he would be able to act should he have that chance. Young Ok’s still stewing in bitterness and pissing me the fuck off and Ji Tae makes a devastating choice.
Joon Young’s pain and desperation is just started and we have to brace ourselves for it. Because in one moment, he’s cleaning house and in the next, he’s crippled with pain. Ji Tae’s keeping a double life and a ton of secrets. Joon Young finally agrees to do the documentary and it’s ironically more real to him than anyone could ever imagine.
We get more of an understanding of our characters, what they’ve been through and why they’ve arrived at where they’re now at. No Eul’s still abrasive, Joon Young’s still dying, his mother still continues to ignore that he’s her son and we’re all bracing ourselves for the rollercoaster that this melodrama will surely be.
Turns out that injustice can turn even the sweetest and most generous of souls into the prickly people that they are in present day. We take a trip back to the past and meet No Eul and Joon Young, back when they were young and innocent and when No Eul hadn’t been scarred by the world yet. We see Hyun Joon’s beginnings as a senior prosecutor and we learn why Young Ok’s so insistent on her son becoming a prosecutor. Turns out most parents just try to live their lives through their kids.
We start with an introduction of our characters and learn that there’s more than meets the eye, just as we also learn that people can say the most hurtful things when they can’t see the bigger picture. Our drama’s set up with the premise of a cold arrogant star who is not so cold and not as arrogant and who we’re most likely going to cry bucket of tears for because he has a set time till he dies. And we realize that yup, this is going to be uncontrollably, a melodrama.