Lee Min Ho will break thousands of hearts tonight when his character – Kim Tan from The Heirs is going to cry soundlessly near a locker at the school corridor. Episode 15 picks up the pace a little in terms of the main plot of ‘The One Who Wears the Crown, Bears the Crown’. Chairman Kim was furious when Esther Lee renounced the engagement and decided it was time for him to step in and put an end to the love bird’s relationship.
These TWO scenes* will air tonight on SBS whereby Tan enters the school ground and grab Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) out of class. He finds out the options his father offered to his girlfriend and gets upset. Although we don’t know for sure what happened after that but I’d assumed that Eun Sang has taken Option 2 and the two of them have no idea how to ‘solve’ this problem yet.
* Correction: Lee Min Ho isn’t wearing the same outfit as the other stills.
Tan standing in front of the locker, first in deep thoughts. Then he exploded in fury (although it looks more like resignation to me), taking it out on the locker (poor locker) and fury turns into tears of sorrow.
Do stay tuned to watch Lee Min Ho impresses the audiences with his acting of layered emotions once again.
A Little Musings:
As of now I must say I am still unsure of Daddy Kim’s grand plan for his sons and Jeguk Group. I hate to think shallow of Kim Eun Sook and her character – Chairman Kim that in the end, he is just that evil villain who tries to separate his sons from their loved ones and ultimately make them unhappy. What would this be different to Joo Won’s mother in Secret Garden?
What I would kill for is this version of Chairman Kim: he is preparing his sons and their loved ones to face the cruel real world and that before he dies, he wants to see them conquer all the obstacles that he had created in the past because he doesn’t want to see them walk the path he has walked.
I want to believe that he is forcing Won and Tan to face each other and face their fate. I want to believe that he is risking himself, hurting himself being that villain because ultimately his aim is to put everyone in their rightful places and also grooming the both of them into protect Jeguk Group together.
I want to believe that in this drama, no one is truly evil or villainous because nothing is more shallow or makjang when these characters get written similarly to ANY OTHER characters we have seen in other dramas or her past projects. To be honest, right now I am getting a bit of déjà vu here and there with some storyline in this episode. I saw a glimpse of Secret Garden and I also saw Boys Over Flowers. However, it would be fine if all these déjà vu gets overthrown by the ending she gives me in what I envisioned her characters to be.