Great Seducer Episode 27
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) and Eun Tae Hee (Joy) walk away from a distraught Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young). Soo Ji gets in her car and aims it at the couple. She stops before hitting them. Shi Hyun wants to confront Soo Ji but Tae Hee pulls him away.
Soo Ji drives upset. When Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) happens to call he realizes Soo Ji is upset. He rushes to her side. He takes her to the trio’s hideout. Soo Ji says she’s destroyed her relationship with Shi Hyun. She asks Se Joo if he’ll desert her too. Se Joo vows to be by her side forever. A flashback shows that Se Joo saw the almost kiss between Soo Ji and Shi Hyun in high school.
Shi Hyun confronts Soo Ji’s mother about being the hit and run driver that struck Tae Hee. He asks why she lied that her mother was the hit and run driver. He guesses that Soo Ji’s mother lured his mother to drive to confront Tae Hee’s mother (his father’s lover). Soo Ji’s mother tries to deflect but Shi Hyun isn’t buying it. Little do they know that Soo Ji is eavesdropping. When Shi Hyun leaves, Soo Ji sinks to her knees floored that her mother hit Tae Hee and interfered in Shi Hyun’s parents’ marriage.
Shi Hyun gets a surprise when his grandmother’s independent DNA test reveals that his father IS his biological father. Shi Hyun cries and can’t believe that pain this misperception caused. He assumes his mother gave the false DNA test to his father to hurt him for having an affair. He tells his grandmother he’d like to study abroad to sort out what he wants to do with his life.
A moment of levity is provided when Park Hye Jung calls Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend a bad dresser. He guesses the boy with her is her boyfriend. Soo Ji claims the boy is her friend. Hye Jung thanks Soo for her help. She asks if she can visit the trio’s hideout. Soo Ji says she’ll think about it.
Shi Hyun decides his first priority is to convince Tae Hee to return to her apartment. He shadows her at school and finally convinces her to come home. As they settle to sleep in their respective apartments just across the hall from each other, both think about the other.
Summary – Shi Hyun was a caring friend to Tae Hee. I’m digging his evolution.
Great Seducer Episode 28
A moment of levity is provided when Park Hye Jung man handles Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend. He tattles to her mother that Hye Jung has a boyfriend. Hye Jung packs and leaves the house after her mother grounds her. She leaves a note saying her turtle better be alive when she returns.
Tae Hee’s father visits her. He asks about Shi Hyun. Tae Hee says they broke up. Tae Hee’s father ask if they fell out of love. Tae Hee denies that. Her father tells her mutual love is a precious gift that shouldn’t be tossed away.
Soo Ji cries on Se Joo’s shoulder about the trio’s fractured friendship and her unwillingness to be honest with Shi Hyun about her feelings for him. She upsets Se Joo when she says she plans to study abroad. When she says Shi Hyun is planning to study abroad too, Se Joo can’t take it.
Shi Hyun and Tae Hee spend the day together. She suggests they spend another day together and she’ll pick the activities. Shi Hyun agrees AFTER he tells her something that must be said. He tells Tae Hee to stop by his apartment when she’s ready to listen.
Se Joo returns to the hideout and stares that the bulletin board where the trio planned Shi Hyun’s relationship with Tae Hee.
Shi Hyun waits for Tae Hee, ready to tell her about the bet that started their relationship.
Se Joo calls Tae Hee and lures her with a secret about Shi Hyun. He takes her to the hideout. He shows her the bulletin board and video of the trio planning their relationship. Tae Hee is shocked.
Summary – Se Joo disappoints me, sigh.
Se Joo used the bet as a weapon. I am so disappointed in Se Joo’s decision to tell Tae Hee. I assumed Soo Ji would do this not Se Joo. I get he loves Soo Ji. I get he was upset when Soo Ji said she was going to study abroad. But then Se Joo blamed it all on Shi Hyun. He went to Shi Hyun and demanded that he stay by Soo Ji’s side. That was a ridiculous request. Shi Hyun refused. Se Joo then dropped the bomb on Tae Hee about the bet.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) spent a lovely day with Tae. I’ve been enjoying this more mature and considerate Shi Hyun. He was considerate when confronting Soo Ji’s mother about her lies. He was gentle with Tae Hee and planned a perfect day. He braced himself to reveal the bet as the initial catalyst for their involvement. Little does Shi Hyun know that his friend will stab him in the back. Shi Hyun was relieved when his Grandmother revealed his Dad was his bio-dad. I was surprised that he assumed his mother provided the false report out of spite. That isn’t her mother’s methodology but it is Soo Ji’s mother’s methodology.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) found out her mother was the hit and run driver. She suggested her mother go abroad with her for a fresh start. She cried to Se Joo about another man (Shi Hyun) and drove him crazy with her plans to go abroad.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) took action to destroy Shi Hyun’s relationship with Tae Hee. His devotion to Soo Ji and her pain over Shi Hyun was a contributing factor. But when she said she’d leave the country that was more than Se Joo could take. He implored Shi Hyun to return to Soo Ji’s side. Sadly, Shi Hyun told Se Joo those days were done. Frustrated and afraid the woman he loved would not only slip through his fingers but also leave the country ending their proximity friendship, Se Joo made the wrong choice to reveal the bet to Tae Hee. Did he edit the video to be especially damming to Shi Hyun?
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) inched closer to Shi Hyun. Tae Hee’s father pointed out that mutual love isn’t easy to come by. Tae Hee enjoyed being with Shi Hyun. Their separation dictated by Tae Hee seemed ludicrous. Tae Hee hesitated when Se Joo offered to share a secret about Shi Hyun but she gave in to curiosity and got the rude shock that Shi Hyun manipulated her.
Ranking the episode (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank these episodes as very good. My episode ranking chart is below.