Great Seducer Episode 17
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) and Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) enjoy their day trip to the countryside. Shi Hyun asks for one “forgive anything” from Tae Hee. She grants this. He offers her infinite “forgive anything”. She asks if he’s thinking about his father. He brushes the question aside. They experiment day drinking rice wine. They miss the last subway home. They find a room for rent. Shi Hyun hesitates to enter the room. Sheepishly he admits he wants to sleep with her. Tae Hee shyly admits the same. They initially are rigid in the room but eventually relax, holding each other and falling asleep. The next morning, Shi Hyun procures breakfast. They enjoy the day together, eating, shopping, etc. Tae Hee pulls away from a close car and shares two years ago a hit and run driver struck her while walking on a lonely dark country road. She ended up in a ditch of water. She lost function in her legs for a while. She’s always assumed the driver never gave her a second thought. Shi Hyun remembers Soo Ji’s mother telling him his mother was a hit and run driver. Back in Seoul, Tae Hee makes ramen at her place. Shi Hyun finds the DNA test showing his father isn’t his bio-dad. Tae Hee is surprised he found it on the floor. Shi Hyun leaves the apartment upset. Tae Hee crosses the hall and apologizes to Shi Hyun. She asks him to open the door. Shi Hyun can’t deny her and opens the door.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) and Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) eat at his eatery. Soo Ji wonders where Shi Hyun is. He isn’t answering her texts. She calls Ko Kyung Joo for Tae Hee’s whereabouts. Kyung Joo states Tae Hee is on a class assignment. Soo Ji leaves. Kyung Joo is relieved with Se Joo guesses Tae Hee and Shi Hyun are back together. They agree Soo Ji might not be happy with the news.
Se Joo finds Soo Ji at their hangout spot. He asks her to play a song for him. Overcome with feelings, he kisses Soo Ji in the middle of the piece. Stunned, she stands, stares and rushes out.
Se Joo gets drunk at his house, berating himself for his clumsy actions.
Soo Ji can’t believe Se Joo’s actions. She assumes he’s paying her back for the impromptu kiss she gave him. Will she ever see him as a love interest?
Summary – No adults! I did not miss them.
Great Seducer Episode 18
Shi Hyun grapples with the “knowledge” that his mother was Tae Hee’s hit and run driver. He visits his mother’s grave. He wishes he could have made it work with Tae Hee.
Soo Ji tells her mother to pick up her pride and walk away from Shi Hyun’s father. Her mother won’t. Soo Ji declares she won’t stop either.
Soo Ji reminds Shi Hyun that she knows the woman his father is seeing behind her mother’s back. IF he breaks it off with Tae Hee, she’ll tell him. Se Joo watches them and tries to stop them but to no avail.
Tae Hee’s mother tells Shi Hyun’s father she knows he’s getting married to another woman. She chides herself for being fooled by him three times. First, he got married behind her back. Second, he didn’t come to her after his divorce. And third, he’s going to marry another woman. Shi Hyun’s father asks if he can see her, just for a little while before he marries. He explains he needs this woman even though he doesn’t love her. Tae Hee’s mother refuses the request and says this time she’s leaving him. She walks away.
Tae Hee takes her with her appearance. She’s meeting Shi Hyun and his friends, Soo Ji and Se Joo. She and Kyung Joo arrive. Shi Hyun is cold towards her. He tells her they are different people. Tae Hee tells him not to pretend to be a bad person. Shi Hyun scoffs and says he is a bad person. Tae Hee stands, stares, and asks if he’s come to dislike her.
Summary – Shi Hyun is ready to end it with Tae Hee.
Tae Hee appears to be student in the hit and run accident. Did Soo Ji’s mother frame Shi Hyun’s mother? Shi Hyun has assumed his mother hit Tae Hee. He’s decided he’ll have to end things with Tae Hee before she hates him for the truth. This show loves to see-saw between fun and angst.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) enjoyed the sweet moments of pure love but then did an about face. Shi Hyun was enjoyable to watch when he was a man in love. He told Tae Hee he loved her. He meant it. But the “sins” of his mother changed everything. He decided that breaking up was best. Preparing to do it in front of an audience was insensitive. But he knew that.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) was surprised by the passionate kiss from Se Joo. She fled. Was she really upset by the bold move? Does she really believe he kissed her as payback for her impromptu kiss? Later, Soo Ji enjoyed watching Shi Hyun prepare to crush Tae Hee. She can be a mean girl.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) swooped and kissed Soo Ji. When will guys stop with the swooping first kiss? Slow and steady is the way to begin. I like Se Joo. He needs to calm down and try again. Will he follow Soo Ji’s edict that it is friendship only between them? It was sad seeing the fun loving Se Joo deflate when Soo Ji rejected his advances.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) heard the three little words from Shi Hyun. She was happy to hear his declaration of love. She relished their time together. Little did she know it was a flash in time. When Shi Hyun pulled away from her, he meant it. He is poised to break up publicly. Tae Hee senses she doesn’t want to play the game he’s playing. Will she flee or let him say what he intends?
Ranking the episode (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.
The third song of the OST is a pretty ballad “I Should’ve First” by SEVENTEEN’s DK with