Awww, Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) remembers our puppy-eyed ghost! Shin Yul (Go Kyung Pyo) was the first person whom Seol recognized in her vision of her past life. She knows that he was the one who taught her how to use a pistol, and many other things. As much as I root for our OTP in this drama, I can’t help but pause the episode during this revelation. I needed a moment to take it all in because all I want in life is to see our ghost happy.
After learning about the publication of Han Se-joo’s (Yoo Ah-in) novel “Chicago Typewriter,” Seol’s mother made her comeback in this 10th hour. She apparently remembers her past life just like her daughter, and warns her not to let the ill-fate repeat itself. Really, Mom? That’s the best you can do after abandoning your daughter? I don’t really buy that kind of reasoning, especially now that Seol has finally overcome her traumatic experience of remembering her past life. I knew something was off during our first encounter with Mom, after Bang-jin’s shaman mother told her that their children are their enemies in their past lives. We all come to know her in the 1930s as the club madam of Carpe Diem bar, Sophia.
I cannot tell yet what to feel after the big revelation about Seol’s past life. We now have a face to that mystery man whom Seol had shot dead… it’s Hwi-young. Or is it not? I guess we will have to wait and see until we hear that gun fire and see a bloodied body on the ground. You all know how K-drama works.
What I am particularly proud of is the fact that Seol was able to go against her mother’s words and not let it interfere with her own actions. After being warned of the possibility that ill-fate may repeat, she stood firm that she won’t make it happen again, regardless of what it is. I am happy that she was able to confide in Se-joo during this difficult time, especially after she religiously cheered for Se-joo when he was suffering from his slump. All we need is one person whom we can rely on in times of need.
I am not really surprised at all that Baek Tae-min (Kwak Si-yang) was also present in the 1930s timeline, as all the characters in this dramaverse seem to be intertwined. So that’s what Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo) meant by his statement that villains are reincarnated as writers in their next life. I wonder what Tae-min and Se-joo both did to reincarnate their souls as writers in the present?
Tae-min, as Jin-oh puts it, is still living as a rat. He attempts to steal Se-joo’s first draft of “Fate” after budging in Se-joo’s house drunk the night before. But what caught me off guard was the fact that he can also see Jin-oh! Knowing that his evil tendencies are way beyond finish line, I cannot imagine the things he will do once he remembers the memories of his past life.
After everything that had happened, I almost forgot the main reason why we have to finish this novel. We are still solving the mystery of Yul’s death, and we are now given two leads – Seol’s mother (Sophia) and Tae-min. I cannot wait to untangle all the pieces together and uncover the secrets of the past.
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