After final week’s stomach-churning cliffhanger, “If You Wish Upon Me” returns with a fast-paced pair of episodes the place outdated hurts are revealed, secrets and techniques are uncovered, and all however one fact stays to be informed. Yoon Gyeo Re (Ji Chang Wook) has simply been hit with the shock of his life upon discovering Ha Jun Kyung (Won Ji An) on the hospice, very happy to destroy his newfound happiness. However Staff Genie isn’t about to let their favourite grump-turned-sunshine depart with out a struggle.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 9-10 beneath.
1. Yeon Joo respecting Gyeo Re’s house and dealing by way of her emotions
It’s heartbreaking watching Gyeo Re stroll away from Search engine marketing Yeon Joo (Sooyoung) instantly after they shared such a young second. He leaves the hospice and is compelled to make sure Jun Kyung’s psychotic model of possessiveness, reverting to being a strolling time-bomb whereas she seems to be joyful that he’s depressing. Jun Kyung’s the poster woman for emotional abuse at this level, threatening violence the second Gyeo Re tries to cause together with her, then clinging to him out of concern that he’ll depart her.
Gyeo Re briefly sees Staff Genie once more for Mr. Jang’s (Park Kyung Chan’s) re-wedding, however he can’t convey himself to method Yeon Joo and leaves with out a phrase, which sends her into tears. Nonetheless, regardless of how miserable it’s to see them aside, what’s fantastic is how they by no means doubt one another. Gyeo Re finds a method to consider Yeon Joo all through the separation, repeating the identical phrases Yeon Joo mentioned about not holding ache in to Jun Kyung and getting a replica of Yeon Joo’s tattoo. And Yeon Joo provides him the house he wants. She doesn’t run off accusing him of two-timing her as a result of she is aware of that he would by no means really try this. She’s helpless within the face of a previous that Gyeo Re has by no means been prepared to share, however not for lengthy!
2. Yeon Joo preventing for Gyeo Re
A part of the rationale Yeon Joo hasn’t been chasing after Gyeo Re is that she merely doesn’t know the story between him and Jun Kyung. The opposite half is that she’s simply plain afraid that her rescue efforts gained’t be wished. However when Kang Tae Shik (Sung Dong Il) tells her that Jun Kyung is obsessive about Gyeo Re and that he solely desires to save lots of her from loss of life, Yeon Joo gears up for a struggle.
And it’s a superb factor too as a result of Gyeo Re has had sufficient of residing. He texts Jang Seok Joon (Nam Tae Hoon), the gangster after him, his deal with and waits on the rooftop. When he hears footsteps, he wearily asks Seok Joon to push him off the roof and name it a day, nevertheless it’s a livid Yeon Joo who solutions, asking him if loss of life is very easy for him to maintain reaching for it. Jun Kyung finds them, and Gyeo Re tries to get Yeon Joo to security, however she’s had sufficient of him enjoying the martyr.
She tells Jun Kyung to hit her all she desires as a result of she’s taking Gyeo Re, and nobody’s going to cease her. The very best half about Yeon Joo is that she acknowledges Jun Kyung isn’t nicely and tells her to come back to the hospital for therapy and to discover ways to shield herself. Sure!
3. Gyeo Re defending Yeon Joo
Gyeo Re and Yeon Joo are nearly to flee when Seok Joon reveals up, prepared to pull Gyeo Re again into service to be a gangster, identical to he did earlier than. We see that Gyeo Re actually, really didn’t selected his life. Seok Joon harassed him for years, even stealing his grant cash so Gyeo Re wouldn’t be capable to go to college and beating Gyeo Re up when he tried to get the cash again. Wow. No marvel Gyeo Re felt nothing stealing the gangsters’ cash after they stole years of his life and his cash from him.
Gyeo Re’s able to return the cash and begs Seok Joon to let him stroll away from this life, however apparently Jun Kyung isn’t the one one with an obsessive streak. Seok Joon has been loopy about Jun Kyung for the longest time. He sees Yeon Joo and realizes that that is the lady who’s “making Jun Kyung sad,” and he strikes in to kill her! Gyeo Re goes feral the second Yeon Joo is at risk and throws Seok Joon down earlier than dashing off on a motorcycle.
Seems that Gyeo Re, Seok Joon, and Jun Kyung have been on the identical orphanage rising up, and Seok Joon’s been obsessed together with her since then, although she’s solely had eyes for Gyeo Re. Yikes, at this level they deserve one another.
4. Tae Shik proudly owning as much as his errors
Gyeo Re’s return to the hospice is widely known with open arms. Gyeo Re is aware of that Tae Shik was partially behind his rescue, having noticed his pals spying on him to make sure he was secure. He guarantees all of them to by no means run away once more, and Tae Shik smiles. We lastly get some perception into his character as he takes on a brand new case for Staff Genie this week: an aged former cop who desires to make amends to the person he tried to border for homicide. Tae Shik contacts his outdated pals at broadcasting firms who reveal simply what Tae Shik was really like and what occurred to derail his life so totally. The present as soon as once more will get actually darkish, displaying that Tae Shik was conned into beginning his personal leisure company by Gyeo Re’s father. He was primarily choosing up younger ladies, promising that they might make it huge. He left his outdated job on the broadcasting station, went round all decked out in luxurious merchandise… after which realized the arduous method that the corporate was a rip-off. Gyeo Re’s dad stole all the cash, and the traders, together with Tae Shik, have been left with nothing.
Tae Shik felt quite a lot of disgrace afterwards and apologizes when his outdated colleagues name him out for a way he was then. However they perceive he was conned too, and it’s a measure of how good an individual Tae Shik at all times was that they forgive him simply. However Tae Shik has a shock ready for him afterwards, and it’s none aside from Gyeo Re, desirous to make up for leaving.
5. Gyeo Re coming in clutch for Tae Shik
There’s one thing so candy about Gyeo Re getting Tae Shik prepared for his work assembly. Tae Shik doesn’t have any gown sneakers, in order that they find yourself having to borrow a pair. However Gyeo Re is decided to make sure that Tae Shik doesn’t really feel dangerous about being poorer than his former colleagues. He reveals up in a go well with, pretending to be Tae Shik’s chauffeur and retains calling him “Chairman.” Haha! Tae Shik is able to die at Gyeo Re’s horrible appearing, however he can’t assist however love him when Gyeo Re insists that the “firm sedan” wasn’t prepared, so he reserved Tae Shik an ambulance to journey in type. Gyeo Re additionally purchased him a brand new pair of gown sneakers. Tae Shik grumbles after seeing the worth tag however clearly loves the sneakers. However you understand what they are saying about giving somebody sneakers. Gyeo Re is aware of that Tae Shik should stroll distant in some unspecified time in the future, however that time could also be earlier than he thinks.
The scene additionally serves as a heart-wrenching callback to when little Gyeo Re snuck out of his abusive father’s dwelling to return to Tae Shik’s home after he and Gyeo Re’s dad had a violent argument. On the time, Tae Shik knew that Gyeo Re wouldn’t survive for lengthy in that home and informed him there was no disgrace in working away, which is what Gyeo Re ended up doing: working to an orphanage. And he and Gyeo Re have by no means forgotten one another since, although Gyeo Re doesn’t keep in mind that it was Tae Shik.
6. Staff Genie’s love for Tae Shik
In step with discovering out Tae Shik’s previous, we lastly get the identification of the person in Room 403 and why everybody’s been hiding his existence. It’s Gyeo Re’s dad. Uh oh. Seems that when the whole lot collapsed, Tae Shik sought out Gyeo Re’s dad and virtually killed him. The virtually half is related as a result of Tae Shik doesn’t know that Gyeo Re’s dad survived. Mr. Yoon (Jung Dong Hwan), the previous head of Staff Genie, discovered the comatose physique and was terrified that Tae Shik can be arrested for homicide. So he swore Yeon Joo to secrecy, hid Gyeo Re’s dad on the hospice in Room 403, and took care of him whereas he was within the coma. When Mr. Yoon died, Yeon Joo informed the remainder of Staff Genie that this was Mr. Yoon’s actual final want. All of them agreed to come back by way of for Tae Shik, cursing Gyeo Re’s dad, at the same time as they took care of him. Aww, there’s such love right here.
Chi Hoon (Shin Joo Hwan) additionally finds out the reality and is aghast however retains the key out of a smooth spot for Tae Shik. Gyeo Re overhears Yeon Joo telling Chi Hoon the reality however doesn’t know that the affected person is his dad. Nonetheless, Gyeo Re’s dad isn’t as unwell as they assume he’s anymore. He’s up and about, haunting the hospice hallways and solely pretending to be asleep.
Talking of ghosts, Seok Joon and Jun Kyung are desirous to hang-out Gyeo Re once more. She really jumps off the roof after Gyeo Re leaves however survives with out a scratch. Tae Shik retains the information from Gyeo Re as a result of he isn’t and shouldn’t be answerable for her selections. As a substitute, he, Yeon Joo, and Gyeo Re head off to Mokpo to satisfy the ex-cop’s final want. All appears to be going so nicely that when Gyeo Re has an prolonged dream of all his good instances with Tae Shik, you understand one thing’s about to go flawed. And it does. As a result of Tae Shik falls unconscious, and Gyeo Re has to now face the fact that the person he’s come to like like a father may very well be leaving this world.
What a whirlwind of occasions we had this week! We appear to be previous the worst with Jun Kyung, however there are nonetheless the gangster, Tae Shik’s sickness, plus Gyeo Re’s dad and his historical past with Tae Shik ready for an opportunity to harm Gyeo Re. Subsequent week appears to indicate Tae Shik recovering, nevertheless it’s arduous to think about a contented ending for him. At the very least we now have Yeon Joo and Gyeo Re being lovable as a ray of sunshine all through these painful moments!
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