Great Seducer Episode 29
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) tells Eun Tae Hee (Joy) every dreadful detail about their plan to use her. Cold as ice he shows her the video of their planning session. Stunned she staggers out of the hideout. A security guard sees her distress and answers her phone when she cannot. The security guard tells the caller, Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan), that she’s unwell.
Shi Hyun comes to the building and sees Tae Hee stagger out of the building. He asks why she’s there. Her look tells him all he needs to know. She demands to know why he didn’t let her go when she wanted to break up. Why did he keep reeling her back in and allowing her to forgive him over and over? She guesses the secret he was going to share was the genesis of their relationship. Watching Tae Hee cry rips Shi Hyun’s heart to shreds. He admits that he should have told her earlier but he wanted to cherish who they were before the truth destroyed them. He pleads with her to understand that every day only wanted one more day with her. Tae Hee tells Shi Hyun she doesn’t know who he is and never knew him, only the façade he offered. She declares she never wants to lay eyes on him again. She staggers away.
Shi Hyun finds Se Joo in the hideout. Se Joo is unrepentant for his oversharing that gutted Tae Hee. Shi Hyun hits him once. Se Joo stares at his former friend and leaves. Shi Hyun sits in the empty hideout and cries.
Tae Hee goes to her mother for a safe haven and comfort. The next morning, she tells her mother that she wants to leave Korea when her father exits the country at the end of his trip.
Se Joo finds Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) still sleeping. He notices the sleeping pills beside her bed. When she wakes, she dismisses his inquiry about the pills. Soo Ji is shocked when Se Joo reveals he told Tae Hee everything. Upset that his friendship with Shi Hyun has been destroyed Soo Ji tells him to blame her for giving him an order to tell Tae Hee everything.
Park Hye Jung calls Soo Ji and explains she ran away from home. Se Joo takes Hye Jung and her boyfriend to the hideout. They are suitably impressed. Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend and the hand picked future husband for Hye Jun, tells Hye Jun’s mother he’ll help her hide that her daughter ran away. But he wants to marry Hye Jung and get the money and power that joining their two families will provide.
Soo Ji’s mother gets a call from the assemblyman she owes at favor to for the new round of testing on the drug the company hopes to launch soon. His favor is inconvenient and she puts her head in his hands. Soo Ji sees her mother struggling and offers support. Soo Ji’s mother tells her that Shi Hyun’s father’s surgery is underway and it will take all day.
Soo Ji finds Shi Hyun in his father’s hospital room. She lies that she told Se Joo to tell Tae Hee everything. Shi Hyun claims not care. He confirms the trio’s relationship is over. He declares they are monsters. He tells Soo Ji their relationship is over. He suggests if they see each other in the future, they ignore each other. Soo Ji stares at Shi Hyun in shock. She can’t believe their relationship is in tatters.
Summary –Tae Hee was destroyed be Se Joo’s truth bomb.
Great Seducer Episode 30
Tae Hee’s mother calls her father to come pick her up. As they drive back to Seoul Tae Hee tells her father she’s leaving the country with him when he leaves at the end of his trip. Tae Hee’s father agrees with her decision.
Tae Hee and Soo Ji run into each other at college. Soo Ji apologizes to Tae Hee for almost running her over in the parking garage. Tae Hee says that finding out that her mother was her hit and run driver must have been a shock. Tae Hee doesn’t want to hear Soo Ji’s apology. She tells Soo Ji she knows all about the trio’s plan to mess with her. She asks Soo Ji how it feels to lose Shi Hyun, the most important person in her life? She calmly tells Soo Ji that she hopes she suffers. Soo Ji points out that until Tae Hee came along, she thought her love for Shi Hyun was mutual. Soo Ji tells Tae Hee that knowing her heart and having the freedom to act on her feelings is a luxury that she doesn’t have. Tae Hee declares she’s going to live a good life and forget about the trio. She wonders if they will be able to forget about what they’ve done.
Soo Ji’s mother gets a call informing her the assemblyman she did a favor for has been arrested on bribery charges and she’s been implicated. Soo Ji is hurried when she sees her mother’s office under search and seizure. Her mother tells her to go home and she’ll handle it.
Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend and the hand-picked future husband for Hye Jun find out where she’s hiding. He takes Hye Jun’s brother, Se Joo’s brother and goes to the hideout. Blissfully unware of the trouble that looms, Hye Jun and her boyfriend enjoy a meal together. The pleasure ends when Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend arrives. Se Joo’s brother bashes Hye Jun’s boyfriend with a golf club and his head bleed profusely. Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend find the bulletin board that detail the original three targets – himself, Hye Jun, and Tae Hee. He calls Se Joo to come to the hideout. Se Joo’s brother bashes him when Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend doesn’t get satisfactory answers. Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend calls Shi Hyun and orders him to come to the hideout. When Shi Hyun arrives, he tells Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend to let the other go. Hye Jun, her brother and her boyfriend are allowed to leave the hideout. Hye Jun calls Tae Hee and explains the dangerous situation Shi Hyun is in. Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend hits Shi Hyun repeatedly until his fists hurt and her turns Se Joo’s brother lose and videotapes the beating.
Tae Hee calls Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend. He holds the phone in front of Shi Hyun and taunts him. Shi Hyun loses it and starts hitting him. Se Joo’s brother throws a side table but Se Joo warns Shi Hyun who avoids it.
Summary – Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend takes the spotlight this episode. He’s worse than the terrible trio.
Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend is ready to blow everything to bits to avenge his hurt feelings. I can’t stand this guy. The earth can swallow him whole and I would not care. But he found the proof that he, Hye Jun and Tae Hee were targeted by the trio. Hell hath no fury like a spoiled rich kid scorned.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) was rejected by Tae Hee and this time she won’t take him back. Tae Hee read him the riot act for the trio’s plan and Shi Hyun’s part in it. Shi Hyun couldn’t and didn’t defend his actions. He admitted he withheld the truth even when he knew he had to come clean because of the certainty their relationship would be destroyed. Shi Hyun’s tears didn’t affect Tae Hee this time and she told him she never wanted to see him again. Shi Hyun came to Se Joo’s rescue when Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend called. He got a beating for his troubles.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) was rejected by Shi Hyun and this time he won’t allow her back in his life. She saw her mother’s distress when her office was searched and had to listen to her mother assure her she could handle it. Soo Ji knew differently but walked away as her mother asked. Her apology to Tae Hee didn’t garner any points with Tae Hee.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) offered his hideout to Hye Jung. Little did he know that favor would cause him pain. When his brother based him in the back on Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend’s order it was another data point on how dysfunctional Se Joo’s family dynamics are. Se Joo supported Soo Ji and worried about her. Even the knife he plunged in Tae Hee, I still like this flawed unloved but desperate to be loved guy.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy) rejected Shi Hyun and this time she won’t take him back. Tae Hee’s father and mother quietly supported her. I’ve got to give Tae Hee credit for taking a licking and still going forward. Her discussions with the trio showed her backbone and mostly level-headed thinking. I loved it when she told Soo Ji she hoped she suffered.
What’s my wish list for the final episode (split episodes 31 and 32)?
* Everyone lives.
* Soo Ji’s loser ex-boyfriend doesn’t dominate the final episode. He’s scum.
* I don’t foresee a happy ending. All the characters are in a tangled mess.
Ranking the episode (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank these episodes as very good. My episode ranking chart is below.