Jin Kyu is being given a sympathetic edit, like they want us to feel for him but I don’t. We spent an entire episode chasing after him because he was resisting arrest. You can say it’s because he wanted to give Dan Ah what he promised but I bet he still wouldn’t have turned himself in even if his accounts hadn’t been frozen. I’d probably care more if he didn’t do the crime but he did and all of this is as a result of him not wanting to do the time. And that includes being roped in by Ji Yoon’s mother. It’s not like he isn’t getting anything in return.
That aside, it’s good to see him take the job seriously and still adamant about fulfilling the promise he made to Dan Ah.
Kang Soo has a messiah complex. I like that they revealed that part of the reason he was so gung-ho about catching Jin Kyu is guilt. I just wish he didn’t constantly drag everyone else into helping him save the world. And now he’s taking the fall for the other guy attacking Jin Kyu. Why would anyone want to marry this dude? He’s the kind of guy who’d give the rent money to a homeless guy on the street. Sure, that’s wonderful on a macro level but it also means that you and your kid might end up homeless yourselves. Like dude, yes, care about everyone but it’s okay to prioritize yourself sometimes because not doing that is an added burden on those who love you. You don’t look out for yourself so they always have to look out for you.
There’s not much to say about Dan Ah this week as she was mainly there to react to the other characters. Ji Yoon spent most of her scenes maltreating Jin Kyu in an effort to end their forced romance. I wonder when her attitude will change.
It must suck for Jin Kyu that he’s constantly being treated like a criminal but it’s also true that from their perspective, he got away pretty unscathed. It also doesn’t help that he reemerged as the big bad ruining his victim’s family’s business. Perhaps if he’d shown some remorse to the family for his selfish act unintentionally worsening that kid’s condition, they’d treat him a little differently.
Is romance in the air for Kang Soo and Dan Ah? Will Kang Soo be released when the real culprit reveals himself? We’ll see.