This episode is a little flat for me today. I was hoping for more action scenes, but I guess you can’t have any actions without building up the anticipation first. The only believable chemistry I see is that of Un Gwang, and Do Ha’s which was heavy enough for me to carry the show. That, and you’ll also have to justify the romance that’s supposed to bloom in the next few episodes.
I did get my backstory on how Do Ha and Un Gwang became close. I’m glad that it’s not one of those “crazy fan forced her way in his life in a dramatic way”. Instead, it was at a deeper level of connection. They had met at a time where they had no one else understanding what pain feels like. Un Gwang deep down has scars of his own, so does Do Ha, and that’s a bond that they only share with each other. I’m glad that I kept myself as open minded in both characters. This relationship works – even leveling up to a romantic potential. Un Gwang has a new side that I don’t think many people in his life has the privilege to see. His loyalty. Now that I know his history with Do Ha, and what Seol Woo did to save him, it’s only natural for him to overlook the petty things they throw his way. What they did to him was bigger than the tantrums
A new character showed up. Do Ha’s father. I’m not sure if it’s a one-time thing to establish roots in her emotional side – like what else makes Do Ha who she is. It’s obvious that she’s a filial daughter even though she acts as if she’s not. If her dad shows up in another episode, and happens to mention something vague, it would mean that Do Ha’s character is more than just Seol Woo’s love interest.
Sooooo, just who exactly is she? Was she an agent that quit, fell in love with Un Gwang, but was pulled back in for another mission? Her entire marriage is a mission???? What is the promise???
I’m beginning to wonder what Seol Woo’s history is. I mean, they showed us that he was a top soldier, sent back to Korea and now Agent K. I want to know the history before that. Did he take psychology classes? Or was his heart really broken? From the beginning of the show he puts “love” in a bad light. It makes for good quotes – for the brokenhearted. Sure, he’s played the part of a romantic in his missions. But let’s face it, as far as contrasts go, Seol Woo’s targets of “love” were high profile, and beautiful according to social standards. Then here’s Do Ha, a simple woman. His past missions, he was able to not feel anything for those women. But, Do Ha, she’s already chipping into Seol Woo’s wall the second he saw her in that gown. He saw the true beauty that was inside her. NOW IF THEY CAN JUST PULL OFF THE CHEMISTRY, I’d be really excited about this show.
Seol Woo is going to in for a rollercoaster ride, things are not going to go as he planned. One, because Do Ha is not charming on the outside, but her heart is sincere. That’s what’s going to throw him off.