The obvious ones were there and pretty easily identified. For example, Han Se-kyung is our innocent and pragmatic Alice who sees through the silliness and illogic of Wonderland. [Spoilers through ep. 14 under cut]
Se-kyung sees the lies and things-we-don’t-talk-about behind the glitz and glamour of the Cheongdam-dong lifestyle. She also sees the danger behind Seung-jo’s delusions and doesn’t let him escape into them, either. (Obviously, I’m expecting a happy ending, where the truth coming out doesn’t end with Seung-jo in the fetal position in some dank Paris alleyway somewhere.)
But the symbol I’m having the most fun with is our Red Queen. I think the show has been a bit tricksy in that there’s more than one woman playing that role. First it seems like Seo Yoon-joo is our girl. She wears a lot of red and seems to have the ability to off Se-kyung’s head whenever the mood strikes her.
At the last, though, we finally get a glimpse of the real queen — the one who set the whole Seung-jo/In-hwa marriage plot in motion. Which created such a fine mess of things for all concerned. Of course it’s Madam Shin.
(Though I was interested to see that Yoon-joo’s husband was sporting an actual rose-tie. The source of Yoon-joo’s power, maybe? Who can maybe give it back? I hope? *hopes, hopes, hopes* Yes, it’s weird how much I want their relationship to work out. I don’t even know why.)
We’ve only got two episodes left. And I’m eager, eager, eager to see how it all turns out. Who will be wearing red in the end?