The truth will make us bleed, but it will also definitely set us free.
At last, Noh Ji-wook (Wookie) remembered what really happened during the fire incident that killed his parents when he was still a little child. He relearned that Eun Bong-hee’s (Nam Ji-hyun) dad had nothing to do with it. The truth is, Bong-hee’s abuji was actually the one who saved him, and that the poor man died while trying to save his parents.
Ji-wook also remembered that DA Jang pressured him to peg Bong-hee’s dad as the culprit. This is to conceal DA Jang’s lapse in judgment in a prior assault case against Mr. Eun.
Ji-wook’s retrieval of his lost memory was triggered by his encounter with Jung Hyun-soo (Dong Ha) whose original target was Bong-hee. Gosh, I almost had a heart attack during Ji-wook and Hyun-soo’s fight scene, and wished that Healer or K2 possess our beloved prosecutor turned lawyer at that moment. The short but intense fight resulted in Hyun-soo’s recapture, but left Ji-wook with a stab wound in his stomach.
And though Bong-hee already ended her relationship with Ji-wook after she discovered that her father was the suspect in his parents’ death, she wasn’t able to conceal her true feelings for him during the whole time of his recovery. She nursed him and told him that she’ll get angry at him for real if he would once again put himself in danger for her. But girl whatever threat you tell Ji-wook, I’m sure that he will always put his life on the line if it’s for you. That is how much he loves you so jebaaal, get back together now.
But it seems like my wish isn’t gonna happen in these episodes as another major setback tests our OTP. Ji-wook revealed everything that he remembered about his parents’ death to Bong-hee, most specifically the reason why her father is tagged the suspect in the fire incident. He told Bong-hee that it was his fault because he gave wrong info in his testimony to the police. Bong-hee is angered by that, and that is very understable. I just hope that she realizes that Ji-wook is also a victim here. He was very young when that traumatic event happened. If there’s someone who should be blamed for all of this mess, it should be DA Jang.
So when Bong-hee went to DA Jang to introduce herself as the daughter of the man he framed up for the death of Ji-wook’s parents, I felt so triumphant. Bong-hee reiterated to him that her father was never an arsonist, and that she isn’t the one who killed Jang Hee-joon (Chansung). She pointed out how her family suffered because of someone like him who thinks he’s always right and doesn’t listen to others. What a redeeming moment for Bong-hee. So proud of my girl!
Prior to Bong-hee’s visit to DA Jang, CEO Byun had also went to the latter’s office to tell him that it was Hyun-soo who killed his son and not Bong-hee. CEO Byun also asked DA Jang to reinstate Ji-wook as a prosecutor as he is born to be one. This seemed to be effective as we saw Ji-wook in the last scene getting his judicial robe out of his closet with a VO saying he passed the recruitment for experienced prosecutors. Though we’re not very sure if DA Jang had a hand in it.
DA Jang finally accepted the truth when he heard detail by detail from Hyun-soo how he killed Hee-joon. The very touching moment of him crying while hugging his son’s photo reminded me of why I used to defend his actions against Bong-hee. In that scene, I saw him not as a manipulative district attorney but as a father bleeding over his son’s untimely death.
DA Jang apologized to Bong-hee, but she declined it. And I think Bong-hee has all the right to do so. He then got Hyun-soo out of detention. Hmmm, what do you think DA Jang will do to Hyun-soo? Will he put the justice in his own hands by killing him? And now that Hyun-so’s crimes are finally revealed, may we know where on Earth is Ko Chan-ho? Is he still alive or already dead?
PS: Na Ji-hye (Kim Ye-won) is brokenhearted over Ji Eun-hyuk (Choi Tae-joon), but it’s fine. She may have lost a love prospect, but she earned a BFF in Bong-hee. Their hugging-while-crying-in-the-sofa scene is sooo cute!
Meanwhile, Eun-hyuk and Prosecutor Cha’s (Kwon Na-ra) OTP is also as problematic as that of Ji-wook and Bong-hee. I feel like Prosecutor Cha is starting to fall for Eun-hyuk, but the latter keeps on holding back still probably out of guilt towards Ji-wook. Argh, this is so frustrating! We’re down to the last two episodes so please, please, please settle all the issues and give us some giggle-worthy moments!