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Chicago Typewriter: 4

I have more reaction questions that actual reactions.

Wait, did we have two ghostwriters? The ghostwriter that Ji Seok knows is not the ghostwriter Han Se Ju just met. Why did Yoo Jin Oh run out when he was already caught red handed? I’d be more confused too, if I were Han Se Ju. Is it Jeon Seol’s turn to have a stalker? This time it’s Yoo Jin Oh? But why, did he come back for Bang Shin and not introduce himself to Jeon Seol?

Is Tae Min really interested in Jeon Seol, or is he showing interest because he knows that she means something to Se Ju? I wonder if he’s part of their past life.

Objects tend to let themselves known when they have a message to convey. What is the watch trying to say? Is it catching up to the present now, or our characters are in for a major flashback? At this point in time, who is the true owner of the watch now?

This is not the first time that Jeon Seol told herself that she killed someone in her past life. It’s as if the writers are embedding this notion in our heads. They’re slowly building up this plot. I’m curious how this will play out. I think it’s time to delve in deeper in her past life so I can understand her a little bit more.

It’s obvious to me that Bang Wol has not lost her shamanic powers. I think she’s just downplaying her skills. She knows more than what she shows us. For now, they’re shining the comedic light on her, but maybe in the future episodes, she’ll play a key role in closing the veil between the past and present life. It’s notable when Bang Wool mentioned that there’s something evil, between Se Ju and Jin Oh.

I think the theme for today is loyalty aside from Se Ju’s trust issues. Se Ju is still way too far to see this, but as far as loyalty and honesty comes, both Jeon Seol, and Jin Oh have been honest, and loyal to Se Ju. Jeon Seol answered Se Ju’s questions with honesty since the beginning. She’s been freely open and expressive and had nothing to hide. She could very well be the poster child for loyal fans. Sadly, it will be a future contrast to her past life character since it’s yet to be revealed who she betrayed in her past life.

Jin Oh could’ve been easily famous if he published the series as his considering the popularity it gained. Sure, he was a little bit sneaky for a ghostwriter but he still supported Se Ju despite his violence towards Jin Oh. He just kept coming back even though he’s not wanted. Again, just like Jeon Seol, his loyalty now could be a contrast of his past life if he also betrayed Se Ju in the past, since Bang Shin’s mom sensed the evil energy.

Another person that could fall in this category could be his father figure – Tea Min’s dad. He could’ve easily ignored the press releases about Se Ju’s scandal, but he came in front of his door. He came out of concern for him. It did however make me curious at first why Se Ju would resent him more than his wife. Turns out, he covered up for Tae Min. Still, he came for Se Ju now amidst all these issues surrounding him, when he could’ve easily used his connections to raise Tae Min’s level in the industry. That should rake in some loyalty points.

So, four episodes in, I’m somewhat connected to the characters, but not fully. I have to hand it to Se Ju though, his resolve to be a writer that cannot be imitated is so strong, that he’s willing to give it all up. Is it just me or is Se Ju is bad at convincing me that he’s starting to have feelings for Jeon Seol? I’m more convinced that he had feelings for the Jeon Seol in the past even though we haven’t seen a lot of flashbacks encouraging the idea. I can feel his frustrations as a writer in both past, and present life, but I can’t feel the attraction he supposedly has for her.

What kept me from coming back is the curiosity of how the past will catch up to the present. I get that Jeon Seol is the trusted fan. Jin Oh is the silent lover from afar. Tae Min is a Se Ju wannabe. Se Ju has MAJOR trust issues and borderline paranoid. But, none of the actors have fully embraced their respective as their own. In this case, I rely heavily on the underlying tones that’s in the script. So far, it hasn’t disappointed me. But, when we have the 1930s flashback, not only do I see the characters, I feel them. Even when it’s a really small jump back in time. I was sucked in.

   

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