Does wickedness run in the blood? Is evil caused by nature, nurture, or both? Well, for the past chapters of the drama, Chae Do-jin has been risking his life to prove that vileness is not hereditary. But with the death of Officer Go and Yoon Hee-jae striking his hammer to his loved-ones, will a new monster be born?
The Monster’s Rightful Heir
My belief since the beginning of Come and Hug Me has been confirmed in this episode. Hee-jae wants Na-moo to inherit his vicious crown.
During Do-jin’s interrogation with Yeom Ji-hong, the latter said he finally understands why Hee-jae has been obsessed with his youngest son. According to him, Hee-jae and Na-moo have a similar lunacy, it’s just that Do-jin’s was stopped by Gil Nak-won. He furthered that Hee-jae was furious that he can no longer train his precious son to follow his steps after Nak-won appeared.
Well, if you think about it, this could be true. Hee-jae must have seen something in Na-moo to pass on to him his bloody hammer. That tragic night at Nak-won’s house, Na-moo showed his fangs to his father. It got me thinking, had Nak-won not entered his life, will Na-moo be a cold-blooded murderer like his appa?
I can’t help but relate it to Tom Marvolo Riddle, a.k.a. Lord Voldemort, and Harry Potter’s situations. Both grew up without parents and both had unfortunate childhoods. The one turned out to be the Dark Lord while the other became a savior. But if Voldemort had a Nak-won in his life, or a Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger by his side, would things turn out different?
If my memory serves me right, there was a time when Harry was telling Dumbledore that the Sorting Hat said he would have done well in Slytherin but he ended up in Gryffindor because he asked it to. The old wizard then replied that this is what makes Harry different from Voldemort, because it’s our choices that show what we truly are.
No doubt, Nak-won had a positive influence in Na-moo, but ultimately, it’s his choice. With or without Nak-won, I believe Do-jin will still decide to walk the righteous path and not let his father define who he will be.
Yoon Hyun-moo arrived in the nick of time before Hee-jae kills Ok-hee. Prepare some tissues, his words on how Ok-hee protected them will make you tear up.
I think I like where Reporter Han is going. She approached Officer Kang asking him why he did not give the pen recorder to his colleagues when they could have prevented Hee-jae’s escape and Officer Go’s death.
My heart dropped with this scene, which turned out to be Do-jin’s dream. Aaaaaah!
We already saw Jang Ki-yong oppa spitting some mean raps. Now, here he is belting some notes for KBS variety show, Singing Batte. Is there anything that this oppa can’t do? ❤ ❤ ❤
❤ With all the things that happened, I’m wondering what Na-moo and Hee-jae’s final face-off will look like. Let’s find out in the next chapters!
~ Tipsy Ahjumma