There’s a lot going on in this episode. The good news is Jung-woo prevents Oh Kyung-min’s murder. Recounting how will be one of my yeses, because his plan is brilliant. The bad news is Jae-woong and Jamie meet again, and it’s not exactly a happy family reunion. Jae-woong is really giving me spoiled youngest sibling vibes, while Jamie lives up to the confused/messed up middle child stereotype. Last is Jung-woo trying to shoulder everything alone as the “responsible” oldest sibling. It’s pretty funny to think of them in those terms.
We’re also shown more details about how the sibling beef began the night they escaped White Night.
What we learned this episode
- Jae-woong used the notice of Oh Kyung-min’s murder to distract Jung-woo and every body else, so he could go after Jamie.
- The pills Oh Jung-hwan take keep him young, and they are no doubt made with Jung-woo’s formula. Once Jung-hwan swallowed them, the wrinkled, pock-marked skin on the back of his neck smoothed. (This is probably what Jo Hyun-hee and some of the other foundation members are taking).
- Jung-woo’s infamous black glasses are essentially VR goggles.
- The night of the tragedy, Jung-woo did tell Jae-woong to wait, and that he’d come back for him. But something obviously prevented him from keeping his word.
Yes to Jung-woo’s plan to save Oh Kyung-min
Having Ji-wan dress like him to stop Kyung-min from hanging himself is killing two birds with one stone. Jung-woo’s able to prevent the forewarned murder, avoid being caught by Son Min-ho, and race to the island to protect Jamie from Jae-woong. In this situation, he doesn’t try to handle everything alone and it pays off.
On the other hand, the fact that Jae-woong lies to Jang Yong-sik about his whereabouts means he knows Yong-sik is out to betray him.
Yes to Jung-woo’s…virtual reality goggles?
I don’t even know what to classify them as. Are they hi-tech VR goggles or a new invention the drama will explain later? Whatever the case may be, as soon as Hye-won puts the glasses on, she sees pictures of all the major players in the White Night Foundation and the people closest to them. This includes the forewarned murder victims, and her and her dad.
The next thing Hye-won does is open up a virtual drawer, and sees more files breaking down the members’ familial relationships. That’s when we find out Ji-wan is Dr. Lee Byung-sun’s illegitimate son, therefore making him Lee Tae-soo’s half brother! What a bomb to drop on the audience. Does Ji-wan already know? It doesn’t seem like it from the way he acted in episode 10. Maybe he’ll find out soon.
Yes to finding out more info about what happened the night Jung-woo and the gang escaped White Night
I’m glad the timeline is getting clearer and clearer. When Jae-woong forces one of his yellow pills down Jamie’s throat, it makes her recall a young Jung-woo cooking some kind of veggie soup in White Night’s kitchen. She and Jae-woong watch. He takes them into another room and tells them to wait while he finds someone who can row a boat. By that point all the adults are running around killing themselves, so it’s dangerous. Instead of listening, Jamie leaves the room with Jae-woong and wanders into another one to find Jang Yong-sik having a meltdown in front of Jung-woo. This is when Jung-woo claims he’s responsible for the mayhem and shows off his “powers”.
Something about all of this feels off. Jamie’s expression is strange when she leads Jae-woong out of the safety of the room. It makes me suspicious, and it makes me wonder why she didn’t listen to Jung-woo?
No to Oh Kyung-min making it out of his room to go and hang himself
How did a delirious teenager make it out of the house with all that security? Jung-woo even spotted the military guarding it in the previous episode. I know Jung-hwan’s wife told him Kyung-min was doing better, but unless I missed him sending most of the security guards and military away, it makes no sense that Kyung-min would be able to leave the house undetected.
It’s a small detail, but it is kind of pertinent to the plot, because without Kyung-min leaving the house to hang himself, a whole bunch of other stuff wouldn’t have happened. I guess the drama just needed us to suspend our disbelief, so I won’t dissect it too much.
This episode had me on the edge of my seat. Especially the second half! I’m looking forward to finding out what prevented Jung-woo from keeping his word and going back for Jae-woong when they were little, and what’s in the drawer Hye-won couldn’t open when she had Jung-woo’s glasses on.