Je Ha drives this episode.
The K2 Episode 14 Recap
The President’s son, Kim Suk Han, has his men hold Kim Je Ha (Ji Chang Wook) as he goes and retrieves the memory card that everyone wants to possess. Je Ha smiles knowing he only has to get the memory card from Kim Suk Han’s hand. Kim Suk Han realizes this and runs. Je Ha engages in fighting Kim Suk Han’s men in the hospital corridor. Thank goodness, a fight! I’ve been missing the action element to this series. Kim Suk Han runs up the stairs with the police, who we know Assemblyman Park has in his pocket, in hot pursuit. The police corner Kim Suk Han in his car. They ask him to step up. Reluctantly Kim Suk Han gets out of his car. When the police tell him to put his hands over his head, Kim Suk Han realizes they want the memory card like Je Ha does. He doges and runs. He runs into Je Ha who deals with the police. Kim Suk Han circles back to his car only to have the two police guys circle back too. He won’t hand over the memory card and steps near the parking lot railing. He looks to the ground. I’m guessing they are a couple of floors up. Je Ha rushes up and sees Kim Suk Han lose his balance and tumble over the railing. Lighting fast Je Ha grasps Kim Suk Han’s hand. In a clever and perhaps impossible move, Je Ha swings Kim Suk Han to the lower level floor. Je Ha manages to extract the memory card from Kim Suk Han’s hand during the exchange. Hanging by the railing Je Ha looks into the eyes of the police. They promise to pull him up AFTER he hands over the memory card. Je Ha spies a pickup truck coming down the road and decides to drop on top of the pickup truck. Instead of landing in the pickup truck, Je Ha grazes it and rolls into the road. The police shoot and hit Je Ha. Ouch! He staggers to the other side of the road. He hides the memory card in the grass near a post. He starts to stagger down the sidewalk. Col Jo and the JSS car pulls up next to Je Ha and pulls him in the car. Concern and fear for Je Ha has Col Jo yelling to the JSS go as fast as possible ignoring the two police cars hot in their heels. Terrific opening scene! Gosh I’ve missed the fighting, the car chases, the action element. Welcome back to The K2!
Assistant Kim brings the phone to Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon A). It’s Col Jo. He tells her Je Ha has been shot. Yoo Jin stands and the horror on her face tells you she cares deeply for Je Ha.
Agent J4 wakes a sleeping Ko An Na (Yoona) and tells her Je Ha has been shot.
Yep, the two women that love Je Ha are now on high alert.
Col Jo tries to stem Je Ha’s bleeding while the car barrels down the road with the police in pursuit. My honey, Agent So and his other hospital gowned agents join the pursuit. They pull a coordinated move where the JSS car with Je Ha pulls a U turn while the JSS car with Agent So does the same and blocks the chasing police cars. Agent So gets out of his car, holding his neck brace and yells at the police. My honey is fine but what about Je Ha?
The police chief learns Kim Suk Han escaped thanks to JSS. He demands they find him. Shaking his head, he makes a call. Will he call Assemblyman Park who has the police in his back pocket?
Agent J4, K1, and Housekeeper all fret waiting for new about Je Ha.
Anna prays for Je Ha in her room begging for his safe return. Agent J4 calls her and she runs to the living room to see a new report that Kim Suk Han was attacked and his attacker, an employee of JSS, is being pursued by the police.
Assemblyman Park watches the same report and sees this as an opportunity to attack JSS and charge them with a crime. He calls the police chief and directs him to go to Could Nine. Yoo Jin’s Brother’s father in law is in the room and cackles his approval at Assemblyman Park’s plan to attack JSS. Assemblyman Park tells the police chief to find JSS’s computer systems and wipe out all the data. Assemblyman Park admits his only concern is that if Je Ha has the memory card, then Yoo Jin will soon have it. That wipes the smile from father in law’s face.
Col Jo tells Yoo Jin they have Je Ha on a stretcher and are heading to the JSS infirmary. Yoo Jin redirects them to Cloud Nine. She doesn’t want the police to get their hands on Je Ha when they arrive.
Yoo Jin is on the ragged edge and is visibly upset when the doctor and Col Jo wheel in a bloody Je Ha. Assistant Kim on the other hand relishes her adversary bleeding and hopefully dying. Yoo Jin order the doctor to get whatever medical supplies she needs to save Je Ha. I’m assuming Cloud Nine has its own mini medical room and the doctor won’t have to return to the infirmary. Col Jo runs out to get the supplies. What, Col Jo gets the medical supplies? Yoo Jin deputizes the doctor as a member of Cloud Nine. The look of horror in Assistant Kim’s face – priceless. The doctor is shocked and thanks Yoo Jin for the honor. Yoo Jin declares the fate of JSS is now in the doctor’s hands. Yoo Jin declares Je Ha must not die. The doctor assures Yoo Jin she’ll do her best. No pressure, no pressure.
The police lead by the police chief enter JSS. The JSS president warmly greets them acting surprised at their visit. The police chief tells the JSS President this is the end for JSS. An agent crossed a line that will cost JSS. The police produce a search warrant and begin the search.
Meanwhile the doctor and Col Jo (what?) operate on Je Ha in the cone of silence conference room. I wonder if “mirror” could give analysis during the operation and helpful tips? Je Ha flatlines and they work to revive him. Yoo Jin bursts into the room and wills Je Ha to live. They have to chock Je Ha’s heart multiple times. Je Ha starts dreaming about Anna and going to Subway with her. Really Subway?! Product placement blows sometimes. At the park as Anna and Je Ha munch their Subway sandwiches they enjoy each other. After lunch they hold hands (both look smashing in wool coats) and walk the grounds of the park. In Je Ha’s dream he’s now in Anna’s room and has the same injury and collapses. Anna freaks and calls to him as he sinks into unconsciousness. Anna wakes dreaming about Je Ha’s injury just like Je Ha’s dream. Cool! Agent J4 enters Anna’s room and tells her Je Ha is at JSS. Anna bounds out of bed.
The police chief tells the JSS President to get into the elevator with him and his men. The police chief presses the ninth floor but nothing happens. He orders the JSS President to cooperate or be arrested for obstruction of justice. The JSS President uses his badge and they are whisked to the 9th floor. The police start hacking the system. Col Jo and Je Ha watch on the monitors. Yoo Jin asks “mirror” if the important data will be safe. The computer confirms that the police are only touching the main company server which has employee data. Yoo Jin smiles. The police chief is all smiles informing Assemblyman Park that the main JSS server has been hacked. He’s thrilled. As he hangs up the phone, Assemblyman Park declares the Yoo Jin is no longer a threat. He laughs the laugh of triumph over a long-standing adversary.
Back at the dark conference room, the men learn the JSS’s servers have been compromised. They worry that Assemblyman Park might get access to the classified information. Yoo Jin’s Brother’s father in law assures them that their own technicians will stop the police from accessing the classified information. But what if Yoo Jin has the memory card? The men worry at the President’s reaction to his son being hurt. They wonder if Kim Suk Han still has the memory card. They agree once Kim Suk Han wakes, they know more.
Kim Suk Han wakes in the hospital remembering hanging with only Je Ha hand stopping his plummet to the ground. He asks his agent about the man that saved him. The agent says the man is believed to be at JSS headquarters. Kim Suk Han orders his men to stop pursing the man that saved his life. His agent can’t believe what Kim Suk Han is telling him to do.
The police technicians tell the police chief that data on the server isn’t what they want. That doesn’t make the police chief happy and the JSS President can’t suppress a grin. The police chief gets a call ordering him to cease and detest, and the order comes from the President. Irritated but realizing the President trumps Assemblyman Park, the police chief must order his men to stop.
As the grinning JSS President escorts the police chief out to the building, the police chief tells him he got lucky tonight. The JSS President brags that he is a formidable foe. Ha! A legend in his own mind. The police chief scoffs and leaves with his team in tow.
Outside JSS the police chief must report to Assemblyman Park that he was ordered to top by the President. Assemblyman Park closes his eyes realizing that can only mean one thing…the memory card was taken from Kim Suk Han. He’s not happy, not happy at all.
Conversely Yoo Jin is all smiles when the JSS President tells her about the President’s intervention. She believes Je Ha has the memory card. She crows that JSS is now untouchable and all powerful. Yoo Jin asks Col Jo if Je Ha had the memory card on him. Col Jo informs her Je Ha did not have the memory card. Yoo Jin tells everyone to fake it and act like they’ve got the memory card and the power that goes with it. She orders Col Jo to find the memory card Assemblyman Park.
Yoo Jin’s Brother visits Kim Suk Han in the hospital room. He asks if it was Je Ha that got the memory card. The look Kim Suk Han gives him confirms his guess.
Assemblyman Jang Se Joon (Cho Song Ha) wonders if Yoo Jin has “it”. He remembers Je Ha telling him that the memory card would give him the leverage to protect Anna, restore her mother’s reputation and rid himself of Assemblyman Park and Yoo Jin once and for all.
Col Jo has the men, including Agent So, scour the grounds near the parking garage. Assemblyman Jang arrives and asks Col Jo if his men are looking for something Je Ha dropped. Col Jo can’t hide his surprise that Assemblyman Jang knows about the memory card. Assemblyman Jang says Je Ha was going to give him the memory card. He asks Col Jo to give it to him if he finds it. Assemblyman Jang realizes that Col Jo is more loyal to Yoo Jin. He warns Col Jo the memory card in Yoo Jin’s hand would thwart his presidency making him a puppet president. Col Jo tells Assemblyman Jang to say no more because until he finds the memory card, this is moot.
The doctor gets supplies from the infirmary and tells Mr. Song that Je Ha is hurt and at Cloud Nine. She leaves. Anna rushes into the infirmary desperate to know where Je Ha is. Mr. Song tells Anna that Je Ha is at Cloud Nine. Agent J4 translates that means the 9th floor but it is restricted access. Anna rushes to the elevator and learns special access is required to go to the 9th floor. Undaunted she goes up the stairs to the 9th floor with Agent J4 behind her. But the access door is locked. Yoo Jin watches and tells Assistant Kim to get rid of the unwelcome guest. Before she leaves she stares at Je Ha and asks the doctor for an update who states Je Ha is much improved.
In the lobby Anna is pleading to see Je Ha when she sees Yoo Jin. She rushes to her and demands to see Je Ha. With a malevolent gleam in her eye, Yoo Jin tells her to address her properly and call her Mother. She says a stepmother is still a mother. Anna just can’t say those words and instead begs Yoo Jin to let her see Je Ha. Yoo Jin fixes a steely gaze on Anna and says no. She walks past her. Anna calls Yoo Jin Mother and stops her exit. Anna turns to Yoo Jin and says the hated word again, Mother. Yoo Jin turns in surprise. Anna gets down on her knees and begs Yoo Jin to let her see Je Ha. Yoo Jin is suddenly aware that this is a public area and she must show concern for Anna. She rushes to Anna and pulls her to her feet. She hugs Anna who stands there stoically. Yoo Jin realizes she must consider what Je Ha would want too. Good scene for both actresses!
Yoo Jin leads Anna to Cloud Nine and Je Ha. Yoo Jin tells Anna that Je Ha is still in critical condition from his surgery. She asks Anna if she’s going to leave the country. Anna promises to leave once Je Ha gets better. Yoo Jin has her doubts that Anna will leave. Yoo Jin firmly tells Anna that Je Ha is a wanted man for attempting to kill Kim Suk Han. Yoo Jin claims she’s put herself in jeopardy to save Je Ha. She tells Anna she must put Je Ha first and leave because he’ll never leave Anna. Yoo Jin promises to save Je Ha. She tells Anna to leave and save Je Ha. She promises money to Anna. She hopes maybe one day they’ll meet again. Yoo Jin then threaten the lives of Anna’s security team. Anna stares at Je Ha. She tells Yoo Jin she’ll leave but Yoo Jin must promise to keep Je Ha alive. Yoo Jin promises. Anna stares at Je Ha and enters the cone of silence conference room. Yoo Jin dispassionately watches Anna make her final visit to Je Ha.
Anna cries and cradles Je Ha’s sleeping face. She asks him what they will do now. She tells him not to die. She kisses him. Yoo Jin isn’t happy to see the kiss. Anna tells Je Ha she loves him. She tells him not to die. Nice scene!
Assemblyman Jang asks where Yoo Jin is sending Anna this time. Yoo Jin assures him that Anna won’t be forced into hiding anymore. Hanging with the famous designer is best for Anna. In Korea Anna and her mother are now scorned. But overseas no one cares about the crippling scandal. The delusional Yoo Jin states that she’ll be good to Anna, just as if she were her own daughter, even so nice that Anna will forget her real mother. Assemblyman Jang manages not to scoff and roll his eyes, but inwardly he’s shaking his head at the ludicrous declaration. Yoo Jin boots that Anna even called her mother and laughs with glee. Assemblyman Jang manages to say that he’s glad they both want the same happy ending for Anna. Wow! Yoo Jin flirted with the crazy line in the sand with that conversation. How Assemblyman Jang managed to take her seriously proves he’s a good actor too. Aren’t all politicians actors to some degree?
Back at the dark conference room, Yoo Jin’s Brother reports he’s sure the memory card was stolen from Kim Suk Han. The men wonder if they’ll need to switch their support from Assemblyman Park to Assemblyman Jang. Yoo Jin’s Brother’s father in law counsels patience. They all receive the same message from Yoo Jin. That was a nice move Yoo Jin! She plays chess well! I enjoy her having the upper hand with the men. Some chuckle and say she’ll have a cute new member at the table. Yoo Jin’s Brother and his father in law look unhappy.
Yoo Jin laughs with glee when she receives a response inviting her to join them.
The JSS President is stopped by Yoo Jin’s Brother who wants to talk.
Packing Anna’s suitcase, Agent J4 and Housekeeper worry that Yoo Jin will kill Anna once she leaves. Anna tells them that won’t happen. Anna tells them Yoo Jin promised not to hurt her or them. She smiles a brave smile. She thinks about Yoo Jin’s promise to save Je Ha and protect the agents if she left. She cries.
Yoo Jin’s Brother meets with Assemblyman Park who is not his usual smiling self. Yoo Jin’s Brother suggests they work together to increase their chance of survival. Yoo Jin’s Brother reminds Assemblyman Park that Iraq was his idea. Yoo Jin’s Brother says that Assemblyman Park’s decision to align himself with his father in law has only caused him to suffer needlessly. Yoo Jin’s Brother promises to get control of Cloud Nine and the memory card. Assemblyman Park does not believe that can be done easily. He tells Yoo Jin’s Brother they’ll talk again when Cloud Nine is secure. Yoo Jin’s Brother laughs that Cloud Nine may be in a different location than the ninth floor.
Col Jo tells the JSS President that the memory card was not found. He hopes Je Ha wakes and tells them where the memory card is.
Je Ha wakes and the doctor immediately calls Yoo Jin. Je Ha tries to sit up but the doctor pushes him down and admonishes to stay still. She tells him Yoo Jin brought him here to protect him from capture by the police. The doctor says Anna visited after begging Yoo Jin. Je Ha asks how Anna is. Je Ha asks “mirror” to show him Anna’s visit from yesterday. Clever! Je Ha, you have brains! Je Ha watches Anna’s visit from yesterday. He sees the kiss. He hears the declaration of love. He cries. The music swells and Je Ha cries with abandon. When Yoo Jin bursts into the room she sees the recording of Anna’s visit being played inside the cone of silence conference room. She stares at Je Ha and thinks that love is luxury neither of them can afford.
Assemblyman Park worries that if he aligns himself with Yoo Jin’s Brother and their play to get control of Cloud Nine and Yoo Jin fails, they will be in worse trouble than they are today. Yoo Jin’s Brother tells Assemblyman Park timing is critical. Yoo Jin’s Brother promises Je Ha won’t live long even if he wakes. Assemblyman Park asks if Yoo Jin’s Brother can really trust his inside man. Yoo Jin’s Brother laughs that he has everything under control. Assemblyman Park agrees to join forces with Yoo Jin’s Brother.
Yoo Jin, the JSS President, Col Jo, and Assistant Kim visit Je Ha. When he struggles to sit up, Assistant Kim rolls her eyes wishing he had died. Yoo Jin asks where the memory card is. Je Ha says he didn’t steal the memory card to give to Yoo Jin. She’s taken aback and asks why Je Ha stole the memory card. Je Ha claims he stole it to destroy Assemblyman Park. He tells Yoo Jin she could not destroy Assemblyman Park if she had the memory chip because JB Group would collapse if the contents of the memory chip were made public. Clever logic, will she buy it? Yoo Jin says she’ll handle it. Je Ha tells her he didn’t steal the chip for her. Now the memory chip gives him power to protect himself and Anna. Yoo Jin looks like she just swallowed something that tastes awful. Assistant Kim, Col Jo and the President are shocked by Je Ha’s harsh words. He has moxy!
In his office, the JSS President tell Col Jo that Yoo Jin is obviously crazy for Je Ha. Col Jo is shocked. The JSS President correctly chides Col Jo for being oblivious about Yoo Jin’s personal feelings for Je Ha. The President states Yoo Jin would have crushed anyone else who told her what Je Ha told her. Col Jo tells the President to calm down. He tells him they’ll talk again after he protects Assemblyman Jang at a political event.
Yoo Jin asks Je Ha if he took the memory chip for leverage over her. She realizes he did. It’s like her brain can’t accept this. She tells Je Ha they are friends and friends don’t do this to each other. Je Ha nails her when he says that Yoo Jin only knows her own pain but does not care about anyone else’s pain. Bam! With fervor Je Ha says other people are hurting too, she’s not the only one. He points out the elderly couple she threatened, the agents she threatened, etc. He says everyone deserves happiness. Yoo Jin agrees everyone deserve happiness from their position in life. Je Ha nails her again when he says that Yoo Jin believes killing so she can maintain her own position in life if acceptable, which only proves she’s self-centered. Bam! He tells her this is why he can’t be her friend. He tells Yoo Jin that she needs Assistant Kim who worships her, not a friend. Or Yoo Jin needs someone to worship like she worshipped Assemblyman Jang when they were young. Je Ha tells her he’s not interested participating in either option. That’s a shot through her heart! Yoo Jin fights back tears. Stellar scene! Je Ha crushed Yoo Jin. Love it, love it, love it!
Yoo Jin’s Brother calls his inside man. No surprise, the traitor is the JSS President. Yoo Jin’s Brother asks if the JSS President has decided to join his team. The President says he’ll meet when he arrives. Yoo Jin’s Brother, the smiling snake, is thrilled. The police assault team is also heading to JSS. Good grief! Je Ha isn’t strong enough to fight, is he?
The JSS President create a diversion so the assault team can enter the building. The fighting begins immediately between the JSS agents and the police. Yoo Jin’s Brother arrives thrilled to see the fighting in the lobby. He tells the police leader to follow him with a large case. Is it explosives? Yoo Jin’s Brother strolls through the lobby telling everyone they are doing a great job. Ha! He relishes a battle where he only need watch.
Yoo Jin tells Je Ha that she doesn’t want him to worship her. She struggles to articulate what she really wanted. Je Ha interrupts and says she wanted to protect him and make him her slave. That sounds about right.
Assemblyman Park waits in his office for an update.
Yoo Jin’s Brother meets the JSS President at the elevator. The police load the elevator with the case. Yoo Jin’s Brother and the JSS President get on too. Yoo Jin’s Brother grins like a kid just before opening his Christmas gifts. The elevator descends to Cloud Nine.
Je Ha and Yoo Jin hear the elevator and they look like they know this isn’t going to be a welcomed visitor.
Superior episode. This was my kind of episode. The perfect mix of action and strategy and angst. I’d missed the action component and it was back. The fight in the hospital and parking lot was good. I still can’t believe the police are basically controlled by Assemblyman Park. It makes me shake my head every time. The strategy was everyone’s scheming to get the memory chip and control Cloud Nine. The angst was Anna’s for forcing herself to call Yoo Jin mother and her bedside confession to Je Ha. The angst was also Yoo Jin’s when Je Ha effectively crushed her when he said their relationship would never be friendship or love.
Kim Je Ha (Ji Chang Wook) was unconscious for a good part of the episode but he was the force in this episode. His one-armed swing of Kim Suk Han into the parking lot was unlikely but fun to watch. His hiding the memory card after he was shot was smart. I was a bit surprised the agents didn’t find the chip. But logically it made sense that they could not. While Je Ha survived the surgery the two women that love him, Anna and Yoo Jin grappled for control. Je Ha was moved to tears by Anna’s visit. Smart move for Je Ha to instruct “mirror” to show him Anna’s visit. But it was he cool, calm, collected interactions with Yoo Jin that proved he indeed can play the game. He boldly stated he didn’t get the memory card for her. He boldly told Yoo Jin that he would not become her slave. He dashed her fantasy for a personal relationship. But he must survive the onslaught from Yoo Jin’s Brother and the police. In his weakened state, this may prove difficult.
Ko An Na (Yoona) forced herself to call Yoo Jin mother. Oh, how she hated to utter those words. But it was the only way to see Je Ha and she was willing to do anything to see him even embrace her enemy. Anna was manipulated by Yoo Jin into promising she’d leave the country. But what else could she do? She has no power so her influence is nullified. Anna’s declaration of love for Je Ha was heartfelt. Good scene for the actress. The scene with Yoo Jin was another good one.
Assemblyman Jang Se Joon (Cho Song Ha) is stuck in Yoo Jin’s clutches until he gets the memory card. He surprised Col Jo that he knew about the memory card. But Je Ha was right, the memory card appears to be Assemblyman Jang’s only option to free himself from Yoo Jin and provide protection for Anna. Assemblyman Jang has been less selfish these last couple of episodes and there is a glimmer of a father in him now. It’s nice to see.
Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon A) did everything in her power to save and protect Je Ha. And how did he repay her? By bluntly telling her that he didn’t get the memory chip for her but for himself. That was strike 1. Then he told her he had to protect Anna and himself from Yoo Jin. That was strike 2. Then he told her that she was a self-centered person cruel person when hurt who was not worthy of his friendship. That was strike 3. She’s out. Now what will she do? Will she turn on Je Ha? Will Je Ha save her from the police and her brother?
The fights in this series are generally good. Here’s the fight from episode 8 with the choral background music. I dare you to tell me Je Ha’s opponent isn’t hot when he removes his jacket at the 58 second mark.