Spoilers through episode 6 below…
That Tae-san pauses in his mad dash escape to help a pregnant lady give birth, and thereby realize what In-hye went through to bring Su-jin into the world, and thereby get that much closer to being worthy of fatherhood — there is no subtlety here. But Tae-san’s initial panic (“I’ve never even seen a lady give birth!”) and then his cooing delight (“they even have fingernails!”) and then the sweet way he scuttled about cleaning diapers and making seaweed soup… I loved it.
And yes, crossing paths with Boss Moon’s old enemy (and the reason Tae-san got sent to jail the second time) was one huge, massive, only-in-a-drama coincidence. But… what the hell! I’ll roll with it! It’s not like we’re in this for a quiet slice-o-life, right? Plus, I suspect it fits a theme of old wrongs coming up for righting or something.
Also — I’m kind of enjoying how creepy our villains are. Which doesn’t often happen in more subtle stories. (Because humans have depths!) But, it looks like our evil Congressman Jo has a young man either held prisoner or under reeeeaaaally tight surveillance. I mean, “I see you as you’re sleeping” surveillance. Which is… disturbing.
I’m thinking it’s her son. Mainly because he’s been named and it’s a full on actor playing him (Kang Hanuel from Monstar!) so I doubt he’ll remain just a photo. But that doesn’t actually lessen the creep-factor. Especially since he’s supposed to be abroad but our intrepid Prosecutor Park couldn’t track him down. If your own mom is keeping you that close… creepy. (Also… Do those sheets seem a bit… young for him? So many reasons to shudder. So many.)
Speaking of our Prosecutor… Jae-kyung is teetering on the verge of figuring it all out. Which is happening a lot faster than I’d expected. And I like it! (I love smart characters.)
And her clever detective, Sang-hoon, is very clever indeed and finds out pretty much all the facts there are to find through a cunning combination of brains and adorableness.
I am sad that we didn’t get any movies-as-inspiration this week. But we did get imaginary father-daughter time!
And we got bride-gorilla (called Ting Tingly, I believe?) as Tae-san’s lucky rabbit’s foot. And then we got actual father-daughter time — though they had to be sneaky about it. And our clever little Su-jin realized the need for stealth and totally improvised a delay tactic to get more face time with her dad. While suffering from chemo. Definition of trooper right there.
Which means that closing shot of Su-jin face to face with Boss Moon is one hell of a cliff-hanger.
Bring on days 9 and 8!