K-Drama Reaction: Switch | Episodes 23-24

This is the saddest episode ever.

The Reunion

Sa Ma-chun finally revealed himself to Sa Do-chan (Jang Geun-suk) and his cold reception was somewhat expected. He grew up believing his father died and knowing he was deceived all along was cruel. It was natural for him to keep a safe distance to the person who did it to him. He may not show it, but he was obviously scarred.

The master con artist probably has an inkling of the future as he also made his identity known to former Prime Minister Choi Jung-pil. He told him the truth about his daughter’s death and the real motive of Geum Tae-woong (Jung Woong-in) for marrying her. He confirmed what we already knew – the greedy detective has a wife and a son. I’m amazed with Sa Ma-chun’s vast knowledge and I’m hoping his works will not be all for nought.

The Real Trap

If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. A con artist like Do-chan should have known better. Their suspicions came a little too late. Geum Tae-woong has finished the set-up before they can warn Do-chan about it.

This makes me so frustrated. Like how could they let their guards down?! Haven’t they learn anything from their own tactics. It’s a bit out of character, I think. Geum Tae-woong isn’t that clever but he managed to derail a professional con artist’s plan.

The Farewell

You probably understand why am I frustrated with their failure. It’s not because they didn’t arrest Geum Tae-woong. It’s because their slip resulted in a tragedy. Do-chan lost his father once again.

The usual charming and friendly man look so devastated. Oh Ha-ra (Han Ye-ri) witnessed it herself and I can feel she would probably beat herself up for not being able to protect Do-chan. I concede that they don’t have control to everything but it still heartbreaking to see them distraught.

Maknae’s Episode Verdict

Why are K-drama genies so cruel?

(a) because they want to give us an exciting story.

(b) because they want to teach us lessons through difficulties.

(c) because they are just plain cruel.

I’ll go with the ‘all of the above’ answer. This series has been thrilling to watch, with a bit of comedy and romance mixed with their adventures. I never even shed one tear because Sa Do-chan was always bright and funny. Seeing him cry in this episode really broke me. How could they?!

But I think it’s time to acknowledge how brilliant Jang Geun-suk’s performance is. The script could be better but he was pulling off his 100% in every scene. He could switch between the characters seamlessly. And that ending scene was heart-tugging as well. This makes me miss him already. Two years would be too long for me. Kajima!

Dongsaeng’s Afterthoughts

– What happened to Viktor ahjussi??

– Forget I ever said that I like this guy.

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