Episode 13 starts off with a cool fight sequence between Jung-woo and Jae-woong. The lights flicker as they toss each other around the room in a destructive display of power. Jae-woong is strong, but his hyung is stronger, so he escapes while Jung-woo stops Jamie from jumping out the window.
The rest of the episode is packed with huge reveals, and a constant stream of information. In fact, the only time my brain got a break is when Hye-won and Jamie go out for tteokbokki. Then I got hungry.
What we learned this episode
- Jung-woo altered the files on Jae-woong’s laptop. He changed Nam Woo-chun’s info to Son Min-ho’s, so he’d look like the next forewarned murder victim when the special team found the laptop. Jung-woo did this to get close to Son Min-ho and grill him for answers.
- Jung-woo accidentally caused the White Night massacre.
- Jung-woo and Jamie are twins!!!
- White Night’s secret lab is hidden inside/under a columbarium called “National Central Memorial Park”.
Yes to finding out why the adults at White Night killed themselves and each other
It was Jung-woo. It was Jung-woo all along. And I know he admitted it, but for some reason I didn’t believe him. I thought he was covering for little Jae-woong. Or maybe even Jamie. But it’s important to note that Jung-woo didn’t do it on purpose. He knew no one would stand up to the foundation on their behalf, so he figured if he made the adults think they were dreaming, one of them would find the courage to help him and the other kids escape. Instead the adults use the “dream” to kill themselves and those they resent. Whoa. That’s taking hating your co-workers to another level. Even in a dream, killing an annoying coworker is extreme. Then again, I’ve never been stuck on an island with my co-workers running experiments on kids. Some of the adults had to have killed themselves because of guilt. Too bad their guilt didn’t cause them to act while they were “awake”.
This prompts a couple of questions though. If Jae-woong uses pills to induce lucid dreaming, how did Jung-woo do it? Did he slip something in the big batch of soup we saw him cooking in episode 12?
Yes to Jung-woo and Jamie being twins???!!!
This is a weird yes. And honestly, I don’t know how I feel about it, but it’s certainly a surprise! I can’t believe they’re twins! That partially explains the special bond they have, but I kind of feel swindled. The only reason I didn’t see this coming is because Jung-woo flirts with Jamie in the first couple of episodes. Now I know the drama did it to throw us off, but…he even did the I’m gonna back you up against a wall move! Are you telling me he did all that knowing they were related? Because Jamie’s the only one who lost her memory.
Jung-woo’s reason for not telling her is: a lot of time has passed, and he doesn’t want her to stay in Korea and put herself in more danger. I get it, but I still don’t know how to feel. All I can do is laugh at myself for shipping siblings. But I won’t let the drama completely gaslight me. The fandom didn’t imagine the romantic chemistry between Namgoong Min and Lee Chung-ah. It’s definitely there. Maybe they can play lovers in their next drama? Although…it would take a few episodes for me to stop thinking of them as siblings.
As for the next episode of Awaken, I hope we find out how Jung-woo and Jamie got separated that night. And why they never made it back to Jae-woong.
Yes to Jung-woo finding White Night’s secret lab…and not realizing it
Actually, the credit for finding the lab should go to Jung Soon-goo. He truly is an asset. First he suggests looking around the area where the truck crashed into Jung-woo in episode 10. Then he narrows it down further by telling Jung-woo they should look for large facilities with emergency generators. The last part of Soon-goo’s brilliant plan is essentially prompting a power outage, and using a drone to see which buildings’ emergency generators kick in.
It was nice seeing Jung-woo and Hye-won working as a team again, so I didn’t even mind when they had to divide and conquer a few minutes later. The drama is purposefully taunting us by having Jung-woo walk right into the building housing the secret lab (National Central Memorial Park) without realizing it. To be fair, it looks like a regular columbarium, so I can’t blame him for not knowing. It’s a smart place for White Night to put their lab, because they can easily hide the children’s deaths.
In addition to the big reveals, Jae-woong taps Yong-sik’s phone and hears him plotting with Son Min-ho. Ji-wook also airs the fact that all the forewarned murder victims (except Kim Young-joon) are affiliated with White Night. He even shows the security footage of Jae-woong and Yong-sik going into Lee Tae-soo’s office. Last (and most troubling of all) is the exchange Jung-woo is supposed to make with Oh Jung-hwan. He’s supposed to release Oh Kyung-min back into his father’s custody after being led to the secret lab. But instead of that happening, Son Min-ho pulls up to the scene in a giant SUV with Hye-won being held captive. What a cliffhanger! I’m surprised Jung-woo actually thought Oh Jung-hwan would honor the exchange and lead him to the secret lab. Shouldn’t he expect something like this? Maybe he does, and is just playing dumb. This wouldn’t be the first time. He’s usually one step ahead.
This episode was amazing, so I personally don’t have any noes. I’m just anxious to get to episode 14! I really hope Dr. Gong didn’t sell out Hye-won, but the guy tortures kids, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he betrayed his own daughter in the name of science.
More Awaken reviews
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 12
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 11
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 10
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 9 (With Full Series Breakdown)
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 8
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 7
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 6
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 5
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 4
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 3
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 2
- REVIEW: Awaken Episode 1