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Who else is having second lead syndrome here? :lol:

 

I want Go Hae Ri to end up with Ki Tae Woong. I think Ki Tae Woong eventually turning soft towards Go Hae Ri is a better narrative than Go Hae Ri with the impulsive, passionate Dal Geon. So I'm really hoping Ki Tae Woong isn't a double agent, secret spy working for the enemy. I want him to be among the good guys, please drama gods. 

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47 minutes ago, lollyminx said:

Who else is having second lead syndrome here? :lol:

 

I want Go Hae Ri to end up with Ki Tae Woong. I think Ki Tae Woong eventually turning soft towards Go Hae Ri is a better narrative than Go Hae Ri with the impulsive, passionate Dal Geon. So I'm really hoping Ki Tae Woong isn't a double agent, secret spy working for the enemy. I want him to be among the good guys, please drama gods. 

 

I think they look good together. I didn't expect them to look compatible. I went in fully knowing that this is a LSGxSuzy drama, so I never expected that Ki Tae Woong will be a contender for Haeri's affection. In fact she is the one crushing on him makes it better. Lol!

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, katakwasabi said:

I think they look good together. I didn't expect them to look compatible.

Riiiiight? In the hospital scene I was like, "LEAVE, CHA DAL GEON! Leave the two lovebirds alone!" :lol: I'd really be sad if they don't end up together. I'd rather have Go Hae Ri and Ki Tae Woong have a secret office romance lol than the obvious main lead relationship. 

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3 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

@imgreatgal @incoty @Ameera Ali @40somethingahjumma After watching the last two episodes, I came to the conclusion that the conspiracy is much more complex than it looks like. First of all, we have to question who murdered Michael. On the surface, it seems that Jessica was behind his death. But if we look at the episode 1 again, we see that Michael had been followed by two different kind of people. First, he could escape from three hired killers:  I believe, they were the one hired by Jessica. But remember that he used his cellphone in order to warn for the terror attack but his cellphone was hacked. So from my point of view, Michael is now targeted by someone else. This person is working in the NSI based on the hacking and how Michael was tracked down and assaulted. When he called from the booth, the killer was alone. So the murderer was acting on someone else's order.  

 In my opinion, Michael discovered Jessica's plan and disagreed with her hence she tried to get rid of him. He could have called Edward Park for instance. Since Michael had died, Jessica thought that the hired killers had succeeded. Notice that when Michael tried to call the airport from his cellphone, his cellphone got hacked hence he got aware that there was a mole in the NSI. Only people from the Secret service could use such a virus. That's why he threw it away.  

As conclusion, J&M is partially to blame for the plane crash. There was someone else who wanted the plane crash to happen. I am starting to suspect Edward Park and the existence of another mole at the NSI working for him as well. Mark the words said by Edward Park:

"Lobbying is not about weapon, it is about people".

 

We know that Edward Park was Jessica's mentor and the assassin Lilly described Edward Park as a real jerk and villain that's why she refused to work for him. All these clues seem to reinforce this idea that Edward Park is the real big villain. 

 

In addition, notice how Jessica's plan has been unveiled so quickly... In the next episode, Jessica is already arrested. This explains why Edward Park supported CDG very quickly. He thought that he was the perfect "person" in order to get rid of Jessica. From my point of view, Edward Park had another plan how to get rid of her but since CDG revealed very early that the plan crash was a terror attack and even survived, he thought, he could use him in the end and changed his plan. 

 

Aside from that point why would the company Dynamic hire a pilot who used to work for the competitor and was seen with the CEO Jessica? In my opinion, Edward Park knew from the beginning what Jessica had been planning and observed her every move. And he used the mole from the NSI for that. 

Notice that Jessica's new assistant lied to her.  First she had no idea about the involvement of the journalist and secondly, he reports to her that he got rid of him, while we know now that the man is alive. JBY was used in order to give the info about the co-pilot to CDG and GHR. In my opinion, Jessica is not aware that her assistant is a mole in reality. I would even suspect that Edward Park made sure that Jessica would order Michael's murder in order to replace Michael with his mole, her new confident and assistant.

 

However, there is another man working for Edward Park and he is at the Blue House. From my point of view, the Prime Minister is the other mole of Edward Park. On the surface, Hong looked like he was supporting J&M but in fact, it was the opposite. How come that the Prime Minister let DGC appeared in front of the president? This is no coincidence. He knew what the stuntman wanted and represented. Furthermore, I suspect that Hong is a double agent. On the surface, he is acting as if he was the president's best advisor but in reality, it could be the opposite. Now, the government will sign with Dynamic and Edward Park has achieved his goal. His company won't even need to pay compensation for the bereaved families. Edward Park is using GHR at the NSI so that he doesn't need to use his mole at the NSI. He can remain in the dark. Park gave the info gathered by the mole from the NSI through different people, never directly because if so, then people would have suspected him. 

 

But Edward Park made a huge mistake... he chose DGC who is stubborn and very resourceful.  Seeing JBY alive will make him realize that the conspiracy is not over. That's why we can still suspect GTU's colleague or GHR's friend or director Kang for being a mole.

 

Let me know what you think...

 

Wow... what a detailed observation and explanation. I really applaud how detailed you observed this drama and come out with these theories.  Edwark Park is always fishy... I have a feeling the reporter is a bait from Edward Park to get CDG and deliver the 'theory' to him. Hence his secretary said 'Now I know why you choose CDG.' 

 

I also have suspects about these 3 as the mole. 

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36 minutes ago, lollyminx said:

Riiiiight? In the hospital scene I was like, "LEAVE, CHA DAL GEON! Leave the two lovebirds alone!" :lol: I'd really be sad if they don't end up together. I'd rather have Go Hae Ri and Ki Tae Woong have a secret office romance lol than the obvious main lead relationship. 

Honestly, I have never been a shipper but here I have to say that I would like GHR to end up with KTW. CDG has just lost a family member and as such, his mind is more preoccupied to find justice for his nephew's death than finding a girlfriend. 

 

I would like to add another observation. Yoon Han Ki gave CDG some bubble gum in the car and it really looked suspicious. In my opinion, the gum was drugged so that CDG fell asleep later. That way, he wouldn't eat the drugged food. Therefore I suspect that Yoon knew about the plan of the assassination but wanted this mission to fail. So far, they knew that CDG had been able to survive many murder attempts. From my point of view, Yoon is working for Edward Park. The Prime Minister Hong is a double agent, just like the new assistant of Jessica, Mr. Hong, is a mole. He knew that Jessica had contacted Shadow. The way I see it, director Kang could be working for Edward Park, unaware that he has been helping the wrong guy in the end. (see my theory mentioned above)

 

Notice that the doctor K was recommended by director Kang, yet the doctor K knows Min as well. We have the same situation with GHR. She feels close to Kang, yet she works under Min. Notice that Kang was the one who asked her to go to Portugal and he knew Michael. The fact that both Min and Kang have similar connections makes me think that Edward Park might have been in contact with Kang for quite some time. But strangely, I feel that Kang is not a traitor, someone who would have no conscience. I have the feeling that he could have been manipulated by Edward Park and the real mole at the NSI working for the weapon lobbyist head is someone else. The spy had to observe every move of Jessica.

 

By the way, GHR's colleague is someone who works a lot with computer and programs. Maybe she could have been the one who put the virus in the USB stick. Don#t forget that Michael's phone was hacked as well... She is definitely suspicious, moreover she received the video first.

 

From my point of view, Edward Park's goal could have been to get revenge on Jessica for her betrayal and to make sure that the people working for her at the NSI get busted. Shadow's identity has been revealed now.    

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Thanks @bebebisous33 i must admit i'm awed by your detail observation of the events in episode 1 plus several other details that we may have overlooked. Reading your analysis made me look a the bigger picture when the mass is focusing on Jessica as the villain.

 

Someone here mentioned that the plane crash took place in 2012 so the events so far has been a flash back and the scene in the desert is the present day?

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26 minutes ago, lollyminx said:

Riiiiight? In the hospital scene I was like, "LEAVE, CHA DAL GEON! Leave the two lovebirds alone!" :lol: I'd really be sad if they don't end up together. I'd rather have Go Hae Ri and Ki Tae Woong have a secret office romance lol than the obvious main lead relationship. 

 

Hahaha. I like them...I watched spoilers and the hospital scene was awesome. Haha!

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But after watching ep 6, I question either I'm willing to ship KTW with Hae Ri anymore. Hae Ri lacks sense and I'm not talking about when she's drunk. She lacks sense when she's sober. Her confrontation with her boss at the salon room was evidence. 

 

Why would she do this? My goodness..use your NIS training and corner him. This scene was a total facepalm moment. She didn't even have a strategy. She jumped in, whipped out her gun and talked and talked and talked some more. Got distracted and her boss ran away. *huge sigh*

 

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16 minutes ago, bebebisous33 said:

I have to say that I would like GHR to end up with KTW

Same, not only because Hae Ri and Tae Woong look better together, but also because I want them to avoid the main lead romance stereotype. 

 

Also, I agree with your observations, which is why I'm hoping Ki Tae Woong won't end up as a double agent, or a double, double agent, because there's a lot more that we haven't seen in this series. Although there are some things I don't enjoy in this series, one ting I appreciate is that there are different types of villains here, which is realistic. The prime minister wants a clean name so he cleans up his mess, then there are those who are near the prime minister but may have other agenda. You have different NIS double agents too and then there's John & Mark CEO woman who only wants money, and then Jessica who's an egotistic assassin, the North Korean Unkillable, etc. The pilot and his wife who are in debt. I want to see how all of them are connected and how they figure into the plane crash and the shady deals. These parts are worth watching. I'll just skip the cringey parts lol and cross my fingers that Ki Tae Woong isn't a bad guy. 

 

One more thing, I love the actress playing Hae Ri's NIS bestfriend. Haha she was so adorable in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim and in this series too. 

 

6 minutes ago, katakwasabi said:

This scene was a total facepalm moment. She didn't even have a strategy. She jumped in, whipped out her gun and talked and talked and talked some more.

Haha yes. This was one of the cringey scenes I was talking about. I was like, "Soooooo they're really sending Go Hae Ri ALONE to arrest a HIGH VALUE TARGET? And then Go Hae Ri rushes in and takes out her gun when he was not being a threat? No calling and waiting for backup before the arrest?" 

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Just now, lollyminx said:

Same, not only because Hae Ri and Tae Woong look better together, but also because I want them to avoid the main lead romance stereotype. 

 

Also, I agree with your observations, which is why I'm hoping Ki Tae Woong won't end up as a double agent, or a double, double agent, because there's a lot more that we haven't seen in this series. Although there are some things I don't enjoy in this series, one ting I appreciate is that there are different types of villains here, which is realistic. The prime minister wants a clean name so he cleans up his mess, then there are those who are near the prime minister but may have other agenda. You have different NIS double agents too and then there's John & Mark CEO woman who only wants money, and then Jessica who's an egotistic assassin, the North Korean Unkillable, etc. The pilot and his wife who are in debt. I want to see how all of them are connected and how they figure into the plane crash and the shady deals. These parts are worth watching. I'll just skip the cringey parts lol and cross my fingers that Ki Tae Woong isn't a bad guy. 

 

One more thing, I love the actress playing Hae Ri's NIS bestfriend. Haha she was so adorable in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim and in this series too. 

 

 

Ki Tae Woong is a good guy. He might be a double agent but ultimately he's a good guy and not the villain. Why? Because SSR said he's not the villain. Hahaha!

 

Yes to breaking stereotypes! 2nd leads deserve happiness too. But as of ep 6, it looks to me that KTW is used to make the Haeri and Dalgun be together. I mean...Dalgun never interacted with KTW, but suddenly he says KTW looks like a weasel with a temper. He doesn't even know him....... 

 

P/s: you're the one without taste Dalgun. KTW is a catch.

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1 minute ago, katakwasabi said:

Because SSR said he's not the villain. Hahaha!

Hahahaha he really did? :lol: That's a relief then. :w00t: I'm rooting for him to do the right thing. :glasses:

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26 minutes ago, bebebisous33 said:

I would like to add another observation. Yoon Han Ki gave CDG some bubble gum in the car and it really looked suspicious. In my opinion, the gum was drugged so that CDG fell asleep later. That way, he wouldn't eat the drugged food. Therefore I suspect that Yoon knew about the plan of the assassination but wanted this mission to fail.

oh so that was it, i was puzzled at why CDG didn't eat the drugged food. I can't believe that GHR was so laxed, i mean if she is an NIS agent she should at least be more cautious even if there were in the safe house and knowing that there is a mole in the NIS. Somehow her actions has me confused beginning with Michael's suicide and in one scene at the embassy in Morocco where she retrieved a recording from a hidden camera. She use her code name Elsa lol  

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31 minutes ago, lollyminx said:

Hahahaha he really did? :lol: That's a relief then. :w00t: I'm rooting for him to do the right thing. :glasses:

 

Yep. He said it in post Perfume interview~

 

Snippet (google translate)

He said, “My character in 'Vaga Bond' is a cool and calm friend. As a NIS, he is in a position to obey the country. I am a just person. ”

 

Interview link: https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/382/0000751491

 

So....I choose to believe his words that he's not the villain. Based on his projects selection, I do think he is not the villain in this. Haha

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4 hours ago, idless said:

 

Haeri think Tae Woong hates her, as he rejected her call (actually he was tracking the co-pilot's wife). She did asked what can she do to make Tae Woong not dislike her in her drunken stupor at Dalgun's house. At this point, Daegun was someone she could trust (they practically gone through life and death together) and she had just shot/killed a person for the first time, AND finding out her boss is the John & Mark mole AND her crush is lying injured in hospital, she's visibly shaken and needed someone to calm her nerves with (alcohol). 


Tae Woong will be in Morocco, as seen in next week preview. It's been a few months since the accident (in end of epi 6), you can see that the victim family protested that the government is showing no progress in the investigations, and the defense ministry is colluding with John & Mark (means the President did throw the defense ministry under the bus as advised by the Prime Minister). 

 

Despite being NIS agent for 6 years, Haeri have received all the adequate training and she's really good with her gun, as demonstrate in episode 1. However, she lacks the real-life experience as in she never shot/killed a person. It makes a lot of difference shooting a target vs a human being. Her boss relegated her to intelligence work only (else than being a traitor, he never attempted to place real harm on Haeri even when he had the chance to do so on several occasions. Maybe he cared about HIS staffs eg his advice to Haeri to be just mediocre, apologizing to her for being harsh with his words, or he is just chauvinistic thinking Haeri is useless and good for making coffee and reports). I believe as the drama progress, Haeri will improve on her physical skills as she encounter more danger thrown at her/Dalgun. So far, her intelligence is what helped her and Dalgun get out of sticky situation a few times. 

 

Finally, someone understands Go Hae Ri's character!!! Thanks for this! :) People criticize this character too much without understanding her or without knowing much about her... I also think that she will become stronger, tougher and more skilled later...

And we will know more about her in the 2nd part of the drama, I mean the director said that the 2nd part of the drama will be about Suzy(GHR)'s story and I look forward to seeing her story. We can be surprised?!!

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Fyi...the ending of ep 6 is not a few months after the accident. But only 49 days after the accident. 

 

I wonder how Taewoong can be healthy enough for field work after his huge ToD crash. And I wonder why on earth is Dalgun with them in Morocco. Was he hired by NIS? But why would NIS want to hire him? He's an informant but logically there's really no need for NIS to bring Dalgun to Morocco. Also how can he afford the trip? I thought he was broke. 

 

@Ameera Ali she can threaten Dalgun all she wants. These two bicker like siblings. Haha! 

 

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@Ameera Ali she can threaten Dalgun all she wants. These two bicker like siblings. Haha! 

 

 

You quite right :D

I love how she like to remind him who’s the boss :mrgreen: she never get chance to brag against other :phew:

 

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@bebebisous33 excellent details, make me rewatch again , looking forward for more interesting theory :)

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@Ameera Ali I have been thinking about GHR. On the one hand, GHR was introduced as a skilled spy (episode 1) and on the other hand she was called a rookie.

Yet she was interviewed on the same year and day than CDG before he became a stuntman. The latter got recruited and became really good as a stuntman. So I can not imagine that withhin the same period GHR would remain a rookie, she must have become really good, just like CDG.

Furthermore at different moments (like f. ex. she recognized the weapon from the roof and could give many info about the weapon or the way she managed not to get caught or the way she replied to director Min with the picture, the way she tried to stop the ambulance, she noticed quite quickly the kidnapping), she showed true abilities. Then at other times, she appeared as a rookie (the way she tried to arrest Min f. ex. or her reaction after shooting the assassin). Her different reactions are quite confusing. Finally, we shouldn't forget that she called someone using the codename Elsa.

I have the impression that GHR is a double agent who infiltrated the NSI... which means that GHR could have been hired officially later that's why she is called a rookie, however she started much earlier. CDG saw her as a rookie as well as she has to maintain her cover. In my opinion, she had a different mission. We heard from GTW that some info had been leaked before, hence this could have been her real mission, discovering the real mastermind and his moles at the NSI. Don't you find it weird that she was sent to Morocco, where there are people working for the terrorist? They knew where the terrorist Jacque/Jerome was hiding, they gave him paper aso. The murder order was given from South Korea (the person was watching the captive and gave the order to kill by calling his minion). So they created a network in Morocco which needed "infiltration".

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Stuntman is tougher than NIS Agent. Why? 

It took one accident to knock down KTW. However, if I was not mistaken, CDG involved in 3 accidents so far (Jerome, Ambulan, the one caused by Jessica) and been attacked so many times, CDG is still standing tough. 

 

I agree with all, the moment Edward Park said, "Lobbying is not about weapon, it is about people", immediately we were thinking both sides is shady. So now, let us guess, who is the good side in this drama? lol

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CDG's toughness and inhumane durability has been noted and stated by one of his killers yesterday as well.

 

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@lollyminx Don't do that to yourself. KTW and GHR are not and will not end up together.

 

This was during one of LSG's ASMR vlog's. He was holding the script for Episode 14 in his hands. Nothing is actually spoiled. He was just teasing and building anticipation.

 

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Well, recently I’ve finished shooting my new drama Vegabond

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that will go on air in September.

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If you see here...

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(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15)

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There’s a total 15,

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but if we take out the one that we took in Morocco,

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there’s 14 books.

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Episodes 15 and 16 weren’t published.

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Because of security issues.

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only actors/actresses received the script in print,

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so there’s nothing officially published.

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What I did most was reading the script,

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going through it and etc.,

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So...

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Episode 14 contains a lot of spoilers.

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I don’t think the production company will like it if I show it to you.

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What’s scene #50?

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Ah....

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This is the last scene we took.

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There’s not many scenes in which

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Ms. Suzy and I have this romantic mood,

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Not in the entire drama actually.

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We cheered after taking this last scene.

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If I go on this might be a huge spoiler.

 

Last (romantic) scene they took. They cheered after taking it. That screams real kiss to me lol.

 

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The story is getting better!

 

I have actually been liking the show as it goes on a lot more than the initial two eps, which were very flashy, but kind of shallow in terms of character substance for me. It's still in the first half of the series, but hopefully, the pace will keep up so the story will not drag too much. There is a lot of ground to cover plot-wise, so there should be minimal lag time really. The main protagonists have a lot of work to do! 

 

In terms of previous comments saying things like the story was too obvious or HR as an agent was too unbelievable in her lack of skills as a field agent, I wanted to share my thoughts. While there are definite plot holes and inconsistencies, I am so far okay with how things are going. Basically most of the things shown in the series trailers/teasers have been shown now in the first 6 eps. And now it feels like the second half of the story is unfolding. Clearly, things are lot more complex and the corruption is more deeply rooted than at first glance. It was no secret that M&J were involved in the terrorist plot of the plane, and that Chief Min was a high suspect for the mole in NIS. Also while it is not certain, it is highly implied that the President is not on the up&up and is corrupt/compromised by those around him. There is still the large Who Dunnit question that looms large (because there is likely a larger lever of power controlling in the shadows), and as this drama is clearly a spy thriller, the large focus should be on unraveling the conspiracy piece by piece as it has been so far. Now that the most obvious pieces are in place (thank goodness they did no drag out Chief Min as the mole. Also who says he is the only one?), how they expose the potential role of the President/his cronies and his corruption, and how they realize the existence of the Bigger Bad will be the daunting task at hand. And we still need to circle back around to the opening scene in the desert with HR and DG. What happens between them?

 

In terms of HR as an agent, I feel like the show has been steadily showing more of her character development and might be a more interesting story arc than even DG, who as a character is very simple and straight forward. Obviously, DG is the central figure of the story, but the more I get to know HR, the more I like her. Yes, she was a mess in the Morocco debacle, but honestly, despite the fact that she was acting as a field agent, it is now obvious that she has no interest/desire to be one. She clearly had no prior experience other than officer training (which is far from actual experience in the field) prior to her Morocco trip. HR did not even go there voluntarily. She  would have preferred to be a paper pusher. She is driven to support her family, and her initial commitment to her career at the NIS is based on financial necessity, not duty to country. But eventually, it's shown that her conscience prevails and she cannot just standby and watch injustice prevail. Her character could have been written a lot more consistently, but I feel like it's unfair to expect HR to be a super skilled and wholly competent field agent/fighter in all aspects right off the bat. The show has so far just shown that she generally can defend herself when necessary and that she's intelligent. In interviews, Suzy even points out that her character has an arc in which she grows as an agent. So this is all expected. I think it's fine that she shows moments of promise and moments of lacking within the story point at the moment. What I do have a problem is with the fact that the writers tended to utilize her shortcomings as simply a means for comic relief with an odd sense of comedic timing. Like there is a time and a place, and especially in the first 2-4 eps, the timing sometimes felt a bit off and jilted. There are also a lot of scenes written in a way to enable the plot to move along. If HR had caught Chief Min, not only would I have been impressed that she was able to overpower a man twice her size under a clearly rattled mental state (within a couple hours, she had learned her direct supervisor was a traitor that had tried to kill DG, which lead to her killing a man for the first time, and her colleagues had just been attacked), but then he wouldn't have gotten away for whatever the writers have in mind for his character to do/fight/whatever. 

 

And in fact, I sometimes feel that HR is actually a more believable and realistic character than DG. Sure, it's much easier to root for DG because they give LSG an overload of cool stunt and fight scenes. But really, how is a normal person, even if he is a trained stuntman, able to fight trained assassins and survive like THREE severe car accidents like it's nothing. But TW cannot make it out of ONE fully conscious? What??! There are comparisons to Jason Bourne and the Bourne Identity series, but Jason Bourne was a highly trained CIA assassin himself!  I understand in order to keep up the tension and action, the characters must be under attack constantly, but there is actually very minimal sense of danger for DG's life at this moment for me. For one thing, we know he's alive until we reach the opening scene of the series, and for another, he apparently is absolutely indestructible, much to even the annoyance of now two hired assassins lol. Also how is he so calm just carrying a dead body? Like clearly HR was shook that she had to actually kill someone out of defense, but DG was pretty unfazed. He should really consider a career change after all this is over. lol. 

 

Overall, while there are sometimes points where it is lacking, this drama has definitely been entertaining so far. The pacing of the lighter beats were also a bit more balanced in ep 5-6. And importantly, the growing relationship between DG and HR is so sweet to watch, particularly when everything else seems to be going wrong around them. The way you can see a growing sense of respect and camaraderie between the two of them is so satisfying. And you can clearly see why DG is starting to fall for HR: during moments where DG begins to feel despair over Hoon, HR is somehow there to help him through or keep him company in some way. The drunk kiss scenes were also so cute. TW and DG were affected in very different ways. lol. This story is definitely tilting DGxHR in terms of couple ships, but I cannot wait to see TW reluctantly pine over HR (though I can bet, it will be too late). TW might realize his feelings for HR when he sees she is actually a good and worthy agent, but it's DG who actually pushed her to be better in the first place, so there is only one way things can play out in terms of the romance department in my eyes. Just keeping my fingers crossed for a couple good romantic scenes and kisses. And yes, that's plural for kisseS. I don't want the only real kiss to be at the very end. I mean, it's 2019. I  don't even ask for heavy emphasis on the romance. But I think we all can handle an action drama with some good romance sprinkled that is not at glacial pace thankyouverymuch. 

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