They only have one chance to state their side
Lee No-eul’s Choice
To be honest, I feared the aftermath of the closing scene in episode 11. I thought it’ll be the end of Lee No-eul (Woo Jin-ah) and Ye Jin-woo’s (Lee Dong-wook) friendship. But No-eul has proven where her loyalty lies. She gave President Goo Seung-hyo (Cho Seung-woo) a chance to explain the situation. I know she was hoping Seung-hyo would deny that he is behind the cover-up but we all know how involved the President is. It doesn’t matter that it was part of his job. Just like what Dr. Oh Se-hwa (Moon So-ri) said, President Goo has turned a blind eye on every wicked thing the Cho Family did. Despite being attracted to this mysterious man, No-eul won’t turn her back to her colleagues and to what she thinks is just and correct. She clearly knew which side she should stand – and it is opposite President Goo.
Ye Jin-woo’s Battle
Jin-woo’s sincere approach has reached the family of informant Lee Jeong-seon. He risked everything to reveal the truth. It was partly because of reporter Choi Seo-hyun (Choi Yu-hwa) but his letter showed how he genuinely empathize with their grief. He knew the pain of losing a loved one. His father died and his brother’s life was turned upside down just because of a childish mistake. It was cruel and he had to go through with it. I think it was the main reason why his parting words to the informant’s mother were words of apology. He asked a difficult thing to do because he had to. He wouldn’t have won the first attack if not for their help.
Goo Seung-hyo’s dilemma
Jin-woo won the first round and Seung-hyo was left at a difficult position. He tried his best to protect No-eul and even Jin-woo’s brother from the brunt of the powerful family he worked for. I hate watching him suffer because he can’t fight back. He’s not pure evil. He’s aware of the pernicious deeds of the Cho Family. I hope he could redeem himself in the end.
Maknae’s Episode Verdict
I love this episode. I really have to commend whoever does the sound effects in Life. It really matches the atmosphere of the scenes and makes it more dramatic and thrilling to watch. I also love how visually appealing Lee Dong-wook’s scenes are (not because he is good looking). The unorthodox narration in the script was really executed well. I’m now very hyped-up with the last for episodes.
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