“Why Her?” returns this week with a fully riveting pair of episodes as Gong Chan (Hwang In Yeop) will get his time to shine within the highlight. It was revealed final week that the corpse discovered on the development web site was that of his stepsister Jeon Na Jung (Hwang Ji Ah) whom Gong Chan was accused of killing. This sends Gong Chan and his pals right into a tailspin. When the particular person he hoped to depend on by way of this disaster abandons him after discovering the reality, Gong Chan is ready adrift. But because it seems, he’s a good larger sufferer than he first imagined, and the particular person whom he relied on essentially the most might have been the largest betrayer of all.
Here are 4 instances issues went awfully flawed for Gong Chan this week.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 11-12 beneath.
1. Soo Jae’s ugly secret
Oh Soo Jae’s (Seo Hyun Jin’s) response to discovering out that Gong Chan is Kim Dong Gu (Yu Gene Woo) was uncalled for to start with. Nothing excused the best way she dropped him, performing like he deceived her. She knew he was hurting, knew that he’d tried to inform her the reality, and had even agreed to not run when he admitted to having a secret that he would quickly inform her. That dialog they’d on reverse sides of the river the place Gong Chan pours his coronary heart out as to why he deceived her is simply heartbreaking. And as a substitute of providing any sympathy, Soo Jae twists the knife deeper. It’s satisfying to see Gong Chan bitterly say that he was proper to mislead her then when this might’ve been her response if he advised the reality.
But when Soo Jae returns residence to sob, we uncover the true purpose she’s been pushing Gong Chan away. He’s spent his whole life believing that she was the one one who believed him. What he doesn’t know is that she additionally purposefully misplaced his trial. As a younger public defender, Soo Jae was simply starting her profession. Director Baek Jin Ki (Kim Chang Wan) advised her to lose the case so he may advocate her as a lawyer to then Chief Prosecutor Choi Tae Guk’s (Heo Joon Ho’s) legislation agency. Worse, Soo Jae’s wastrel mother and brothers had gotten themselves in bother with the police, and solely Choi Tae Guk may get them out. So, Soo Jae made her choice: to let an harmless man go to jail. The worst half right here is that it’s so hypocritical of her to behave like she’s hurting Gong Chan for his personal good. Instead of being trustworthy with him, she’s leaving him to shoulder this burden alone. Even her tears throughout that dialog throughout the river aren’t due to ache at their parting or any sympathy for what he’s been by way of and goes by way of. They’re tears of guilt as a result of she was answerable for doing that to him. Soo Jae’s solely interested by herself right here, and it’s the worst.
2. The reality is a harmful factor
Unlike Soo Jae, Gong Chan’s carried out with hiding the reality. The subsequent time Ji Soon Ok (Bae Hae Sun) comes round to the clinic to apologize for mistaking him for Kim Dong Gu, Gong Chan throws warning to the wind and admits that he is Kang Dong Gu and that Na Jung’s physique has been discovered. Soon Ok virtually collapses, particularly when Gong Chan tearfully urges her to get a DNA check to show that the corpse is his stepsister. He had tried to do it himself (after rummaging in Ji Soon Ok’s trash for something that could possibly be used as a evaluating pattern), however the police wouldn’t take him significantly.
The remainder of the authorized support clinic members occur to overhear him and are startled on the reality, however to their credit score, they don’t even deal with him a bit otherwise. They give him on a regular basis and house he must navigate his feelings. And that seems to be simply what Gong Chan wants. He visits the person in jail who admitted to killing Na Jung and quizzes him about the place he disposed of the physique. When the person laughs and says he threw it within the ocean, Gong Chan is aware of he’s mendacity. There’s no means a physique thrown within the ocean could possibly be discovered wrapped in a gunnysack, a number of ft beneath a development web site. The query is: who put him as much as mendacity? And why? Little does he know that these solutions are nearer than he thinks, and it’s Soo Jae who has gotten to them first.
3. Baek Jin Ki’s betrayal
As predicted final week, the whole lot that occurred 10 years in the past is related. From Soo Jae being ferried off to America, to Choi Joo Wan (Ji Seung Hyun) begging his father on his knees to cowl up the truth that he and his pals killed somebody, to what occurred to Kang Eun Seo (Han Sun Hwa) all ties to Gong Chan. Soo Jae places two and two collectively upon watching Yoon Se Pil (Choi Young Joon) unveil an image as a present of goodwill to Hansu Group in the course of the development of their deal. She acknowledges the image as being the identical one on Director Baek’s wall and realizes that Yoon Se Pil was the person engaged to Eun Seo. When Soo Jae’s physician good friend acknowledges Na Jung’s identify and mentions a girl named Eun Seo who was dropped at the ER wearing Na Jung’s garments, Soo Jae is aware of the 2 are related.
She visits the nursing residence the place Eun Seo now resides with Director Baek, and the reality comes out in an unpleasant rush. All Director Baek is aware of is that his daughter and her pals went to a membership from which she vanished. No CCTV captured her, however he was capable of finding a blackbox video that confirmed her being kidnapped (after being roofied) by Joo Wan and his two equally entitled, vile pals. From then on, the whole lot is conjecture, however the proof speaks for itself. The males took Eun Seo to one of many Hansu Group CEO’s villas and sexually assaulted her so significantly that when she stumbled out of the home within the early hours of the morning, she was barely acutely aware. She collapses in entrance of Na Jung and begs for assist, however the males, Joo Wan included, chase after her. She runs, solely to be hit by a automobile. And Na Jung was the only real witness. From the tidbits we’ve seen of Joo Wan begging his father to cowl it up, to Na Jung’s physique, to the truth that Na Jung was additionally sexually assaulted, what will need to have occurred subsequent is against the law of horrendous proportions although we don’t know the main points but. But what’s most necessary for Soo Jae’s functions is that this implies Director Baek knew that Kim Dong Gu/Gong Chan was harmless on the time he requested her to lose the case on function. And he sat again and watched as Soo Jae did simply that.
It feels a little bit like Soo Jae is attempting in charge Director Baek for her personal choices right here as a result of although he isn’t by any means a superb particular person for asking her to do this, it was nonetheless her choice to desert Gong Chan. Moreover, he and Yoon Se Pil have a degree that none of them had the facility to go up in opposition to Choi Tae Guk (who was Chief Prosecutor then) and Hansu Group. Soo Jae, of all folks, ought to perceive the significance of powerless folks biding their time when going up in opposition to highly effective megalomaniacs. But in her personal misplaced guilt, she condemns Director Baek as properly.
Gong Chan solely finds out a small portion of the reality upon constantly working into Director Baek. After Gong Chan was launched, Director Baek secretly stored encouraging him to use for legislation college by putting their brochure in Gong Chan’s mail field. He felt he owed it to each Gong Chan and Na Jung to proper his flawed and get justice for everybody. But Gong Chan doesn’t wish to hear it. All he sees is somebody who was within the place to proper a flawed again when it mattered and who didn’t accomplish that. Unfortunately, Gong Chan is hampered right here by the truth that he doesn’t have the complete image with respect to Choi Tae Guk and Joo Wan in addition to Hansu Group’s involvement on this whole enterprise, or he may need a barely much less black-and-white view of the state of affairs. But there’s somebody attempting to alert him to that full reality. If Gong Chan’s prepared to listen to it, that’s.
4. Choi Yoon Sang attempting to inform him the reality
To give Choi Yoon Sang (Bae In Hyuk) some credit score, he acknowledges a flawed when he sees one. Upon overhearing that Gong Chan is Kim Dong Gu, he does some digging of his personal and shortly realizes what Soo Jae did to Gong Chan. What’s not so nice is that he plans to out this secret, not out of loyalty or affection for Gong Chan however to carry it as a barrier between Soo Jae and Gong Chan, which is so not cool.
He arranges for former disgraced sexual predator professor Seo Joo Myung (Kim Young Pil) to butt into Soo Jae’s lecture and convey up the one case Soo Jae’s ever misplaced: Kim Dong Gu’s case. Soo Jae begins to argue that each one the proof pointed to Kim Dong Gu being harmless and rips into Seo Joo Myung for one-sidedly pursuing a principle that resulted within the incarceration of an harmless man for a 12 months. But Seo Joo Myung laughs and says that it was Soo Jae’s job to argue for her shopper, and he or she failed. The police’s coerced and abusive interrogation, their lack of investigation, none of it issues greater than the truth that Soo Jae failed. Recognizing that Soo Jae’s being put within the sizzling seat, Gong Chan defends her, however Yoon Sang cuts in, and Soo Jae is aware of that he is aware of the reality.
Gong Chan’s too labored as much as discover. His case is being re-argued in entrance of him, and he’s close to breaking level. The different members of the authorized support clinic are tremendous candy and say they’re right here for him, however it’s clear that he’s on the verge of tears, particularly when the lecture debate ends with Seo Joo Myung victorious. Afterwards, Yoon Sang corners him on the rooftop of his place to spit out the reality: Soo Jae failed him. She dropped the case to get a foot into Choi Tae Guk’s legislation agency and get her ineffective household out of jail. Gong Chan doesn’t know that Yoon Sang additionally has Soo Jae on the cellphone whereas he’s doing this, and he or she’s near panic listening to her secret come out.
But in an act of both exceptional bravery or exceptional foolishness, Gong Chan says he doesn’t care, and that Soo Jae made the correct choice if she picked her household over him; all he cares is that she believed him when nobody else did. She was his purpose for residing and for surviving all these years. Soo Jae’s in tears listening to him and appears to come back to some kind of decision because the episode ends.
Wow. This was truly a reasonably good pair of episodes. Next week reveals Soo Jae on the warpath for justice whilst Choi Tae Guk now is aware of that Gong Chan is Kim Dong Gu and has put his most loyal henchman on the obligation of killing him. We see that Gong Chan was attacked up to now and left bleeding out to demise as properly so maybe surgical procedure accounts for his face wanting completely different. Both Soo Jae and Gong Chan are reluctant to hitch fingers with Yoon Se Pil and Director Baek all the best way, however they seem to ally with them to take down their frequent enemy: Choi Tae Guk and his posse. With tensions at an all-time excessive and some secrets and techniques nonetheless lurking within the background, subsequent week guarantees to be simply as tense. Here’s hoping Gong Chan continues to remain entrance and middle and that he reveals some emotion past at all times defending Soo Jae! It would’ve been nice to see Yoon Sang’s reveal at the least hurting him a bit. Character progress is necessary, Gong Chan!
Side observe: Yoon Se Pil continues to look means too good. Here’s additionally hoping that he will get a contented ending as a result of after 10 years of plotting revenge, he positive deserves it!
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