Don't cry so bitterly. It hurts my heart!
Just when I thought we’re having a peaceful episode again.. Seriously, too much feels I hate it. Stop making me worry so much show. I don’t have much to say about the mother of breakdowns SH went thru upon regaining his memories. Whatever I say doesn’t even begin to describe it. One have to watch the real thing to oversee the Feeeels.
SH's first thought was to kill himself, then Roadrunner talked him into leaving the country, however Chief Jung stopped him and talked him thru the facts; if he leaves, JW will forever be in danger. That among other important facts I didn’t register cuz Chief is too b!tchi I can’t bear to hear his voice. As a result, Kay is back. ( I forced myself to go back to it. Turns out Mao Killed SH's biological father, according to the Chief).
Orders came to punish Kay who returned ready to accept his punishment but argued still against blindly following the orders, “What if the next order was to kill lady Ari?!”, he said. The peaceful moment illusion I had was created by the new victory Kay had within the Cheongbang. He, Mao and Grffiti (?) killed the big boss back in Thailand. Now Mao is the big boss.
Thankfully Mr. Suh isn’t dead nor critically injured, thank God! JW met with Kay to ask him about LSH’s watch incident. How did he know? I won’t go into details but she has the ‘feeling’ he’s SH. Like dead sure feel he’s SH. The latter did everything he could to change how she ‘feels’ about the matter including a forced violent kiss. Hurr/lol
MG tailed Kay to a club where a deal was taking place. Somebody noticed him and brought him in front of Kay for punishment. Boss said to drug him in order to get info out of him. SH couldn’t do a thing. AIISH the look on his face. He stood there watching his hyung being abused. That’s until drugged MG started calling him Soo Hyun-aa! SH could only stop him by beating him senseless lol. In between punches he whispered in MG’s ear, “MinGi-yaa get a grip. I’m SoHyun-aa”. Oh crap. Give me the next episode. ASAP
Thought this shot was pretty *_*
I’m going in circles, writing my thoughts on the events of this drama is basically repeating myself. All I can do is a semi-recap of the events. Really. During the last a few episodes all I’ve been feeling is excitement then tension, or tension then excitement. There’s no point in stating how I feel cuz it has been practically the same for two days now.
The events are as follows:
1- Ming Gi-yaaa is in the secret circle now. Finally. Happy reunion brothers! I missed you together guys. T____T I’m happy I might cry.
Awwwww! Bromance again!
2- We know JW has a habit of checking other people’s phones XD It lead her to be in the secret circle too. Yaaaaaaaaaaay More the better. My favorite characters are on the same side again. But suppose the one who checked your phone, MG, weren't a friend but an enemy?! tsk tsk.
It scares me too! Too much fear for everyone's safety I hate it. T__T
3- Because Kay didn’t kill MG, Mao started suspecting him. So petty followers whom I care not remember their names found it their golden chance to ‘frame’ him as a spy, so they thought. LOL really, he almost died not because they realized he’s a spy but because they framed him as one since he proved to them that he isn’t. *APPLUASE* Kay!
4- So the two gangsters agreed to frame Kay as a spy. While they were at getting rid of him, JW interrupted them. I love how she used her power as their boss’ daughter to save him although she tried to distant herself from that fact all her life. It’s like she’ll do anything for SH. Aww.
It's fine I'm late myself.
Me neither. I thought maybe Chief Jung was the spy. My distrust of him has been established on many occasions already lol.
I know why I like SH, MG, Roadrunner ajhushi. I have no idea thu how I don't find JW annoying. I think I talked myself into it, "If I allow myself to be annoyed with her, I won't be able to enjoy the show especially since she's at the center of it all. Plus, remember... you like the actress". At moments like these I'm this close from considering her sooo. darn. annoying. I don't necessarly find the results of her interference(s) as annoying thu lol. The confusion her sudden attachment to 'Kay' creates amuses me. Mao asked Kay a couple of times if his sudden detachment (due to memory loss issues) has to do with his daughter Ari. I was so waiting for Mao to declare them a ship lol. His most trusted man marrying his daughter. Being next to Kay for some time softened her heart towards gangster daddy, Mao must've noticed that too. Aish wasted opportunity. I would've loved that pairing. It caught the Stepmother's eye too. Enough to push her jealousy buttons lol to the point of forcefully kissing Kay! I was kinda worried he'd accept her attempts. Imagine the chaos. As if this show needs more of it. On one hand I wondered where that jealousy came from. What is Kay to her again? On the other, I'm not that surprised. She always had subtle but constant interest in Kay. Taking him shopping with her, I'm sure there are many other 'trustworthy' lads whom she can take other than him. Buying him suits he didn't ask for. She never treated him like one of the other underlings. They live together for God's sake. None of them dares to dine with her on the same table like Kay did when they met JW properly for the first time. So I understand that, kinda. Anyhow, JW, for confusing everyone, your interference(s) are forgiven.
AH! Poor man. JW got herself a new boyfriend, Mom is a strong woman she held her ground and late foster father, well, he knows he didn't lose SH. Only MG had it tough because of this. Becoming the most damaged person among them. I can't be more happy for him. Finally, no longer fighting a ghost.
Did you notice the sunset in the background..
Now let's discuss the personality change in SH/ Kay...
Okay...I have thought the personality change thing over, something I didn't mind before you pointed it out. One problem here is that we're not familiar with the writers work to tell whether they're the lazy type who would allow such hole in their build up of the main character or if they're the nerdy type who tend to have their good reasons, one just have to dig deeper to find them. Since your reasoning pretty much covers the first possibility, I'll be covering the second. For argument sake.
One reason the personality change is hard to buy has to do with the fact that amnesia doesn't change a person's character. Another fact presents a good reason why SH's transformation into Kay is actually not that unbelievable:
I extracted this from a lengthy study. While amnesia doesn't change a person's personality, head injury might do. Here's a more detailed table showing the exact aspects of change:
If the writers did their research properly, then they probably had these kind of facts in mind while sketching Kay. Smirks can go under the increase in childish behavior XD. Other sources: (1, 2). The details vary but the gist is the same; head injuries, like the one SH received, can cause personality change while the cognitive and the physical status remains mostly unchanged.
You said and JW said that Kay and SH are each other opposite. Meaning the contrast was deliberately drawn. The writers wanted us to see the drastic change. They even gave a psychological reason via Roadrunner ajhushi: it's not that SH couldn't remember, it's more like he didn't want to remember his life as SH. So we have him, subconsciously, being the opposite of his old self. He laughs more unlike serious SH as Mao once observed (the way "pre-tragedy #1" SH could've been), he's no longer the quiet decent SH but the "infuriating" Kay with his cocky vivid personality. In earlier episodes, SH expressed his feelings of entrapment, Kay is his escape vehicle I'd say. I mean, really, which is worse? Being an NIS agent or a killer gangster? I as an average person will take the former. Kay, however, when given the choice to being either, (around episodes 10-13 when he couldn't remember a thing but saw clearly the possibility of being either) refused being agent SH with all his might. Till mighty flashbacks flooded in. One reason why must be his attachment to his current not easily gained life as you suggested. It could also be that deep down he didn't want to go back to his old tortured self burdened by revenge and traumas and whatnot.
Some characteristics remained thu. Being the best son to whatever father figure he has. The top on his class either at the NIS or the Cheongbang as deputy Boss XD.
I'm not saying any of this to convince you of anything. I'm more like convincing myself. I hate discussing things with individuals who think they figured everything out and it's therefore their 'duty' to make others see. I'm not doing that to you nor to myself. I just like exploring possibilities and my overthinking nature makes me put maybe too much effort into it.
P. S: I'm not infuriated by the way Kay carries himself or treats others. I like him a lot actually. His half-cynical half-easygoing way is a point of attraction XD A part (very tiny part) of me enjoyed seeing him driving MG-yaa crazy (oops). We couldn't have gotten the one-on-one fight had he not lol.