Adamas: Episodes 9-ten
As ever, we have a week of operating about and sneaking about which precipitates some enormous reveals. Our twins could be principled and brave, but they’re each so far in at this point that their lives are hanging in the balance. But going out sturdy in a tuxedo is absolutely the way it is carried out.
EPISODES 9-ten WEECAP
Prior to I jump into the action, it is worth asking: how can this drama hold on handing us new twists and reveals every single week, and how can they be so regularly great?! Mix that with the beautiful path (and a lot of fascinating camera angles/possibilities this week) and… I’m just impressed! And enjoying myself.
So, Soo-hyun survives the car or truck bomb thanks to Mr. Baek’s courage, and a lot like we suspected, the SIH has faked his death for his personal security. He and Seo-hee are as soon as once more in an SIH protected home (what a cool underground network they have going on the SIH really feel like actual spies!), and butting heads with them. As usual, the alliance is rickety and Soo-hyun and Seo-hee are quickly on their personal once more.
The two comply with a automobile from Ares and wind up at the prime secret place exactly where Jeweler Jang is designing the new setting for the adamas. Annnnnd Group A is also there thanks to Woo-shin. The news of the adamas becoming re-set is out and buzzing in specialist thief globe, so Group Leader Lee is there to take it back. And other points.
The editing and acting are so great right here I was shocked by this complete scene. Jeweler Jang is attempting to communicate one thing to Lee, but she hesitates and the scene cuts. We then comply with our lovable and reckless Soo-hyun, who runs by way of the woods, climbs all more than the home, and finds a way in. The overlap right here is important mainly because he occurs upon a “suicided” Jeweler Jang hanging from the railing and sees Group Leader Lee there.
But the secret that occurred amongst her dialogue and her death is exactly where the genuine shocker is: that adamas is not the genuine adamas. WHAT!! All this time, it hasn’t been the genuine adamas. It is a decoy. And crazy as it sounds, it appears like Group Leader Lee is the only 1 that knows (and that is why the jeweler had to die)… that is, him and Lee Chang-woo. OMG!
We get eyes on this when Group Leader Lee shows up in prison to see Lee Chang-woo (as per his demands in final week’s episodes) and though Lee tries to intimidate Lee Chang-woo with his know-how about the twins becoming his sons, it is Lee Chang-woo who has the energy. The “Where did you hide it?” query says it all (AND I Feel I KNOW Exactly where IT IS!) — not only that the two have been in cahoots, but it also answers why they’ve let Lee Chang-woo reside all this time. I want a moment to gather myself.
Returning to Soo-hyun and Seo-hee on the lam, Group A is chasing them actually by way of the streets in a way that is virtually hilarious if it wasn’t so dire, and they’re saved — and Soo-hyun almost hit — by none other than Hye-soo! An additional wonderful moment for the drama. She does a double take to see Woo-shin’s twin, and winds up saving the two of them by means of her fancy automobile.
In terms of Hye-soo this week, we understand that somehow MR. JUNG (Group Leader Lee’s appropriate-hand man) is in her pocket — at least largely? — and that creates even far more fascinating dynamics with how the energy shifts, the info travels, and exactly where loyalties lie (or do not lie). Also, Hye-soo spends some time this week with her strung out husband and gains some far more info on Min-jo’s death — which we also glean from a flashback, and a scene with Chairman Kwon and Dragon Lady.
In the former, we see Min-jo providing up his rights to Haesong and wanting to save the father he genuinely loves from his evil life he knows his father will not lay a hand on him, but it is far more than clear that Hyun-jo does not really feel that way. Similarly, in the Chairman Kwon scene, he as soon as once more beats his faithful servant for suggesting he was behind Min-jo’s accident (this scene was genuinely really hard to watch). The extended and the brief of it is that it is hunting far more and far more like Hyun-jo had his tiny brother killed, which is not really hard to place previous him.
And now back to Woo-shin, who I kinda missed this week. In addition to churning out the chairman’s memoir, he sees two main events this week: Dragon Lady Kwon seeing to it that the tree her son died on is reduce down, and a huuuuge confrontation with Tae-sung and Safety Guard Kim (a.k.a. Golf Cart Fanboy).
Final week Golf Cart Fanboy uncovered the hidden sat telephone — this week, when Tae-sung finds out, he brutally assaults him in a secret trailer in the woods. Gosh, the SIH individuals are just definitely ruthless, and each twins are discovering this and equally horrified by it.
But the scene in the secret trailer could epitomize what the drama does so effectively: a contained and controlled atmosphere with an electric charge operating by way of it, and far more twists and turns than you believed they could match.
We’re led to suspect Safety Guard Kim, but Woo-shin defends him from the ruthless Tae-sung… till Safety GUARD PARK (Go Yoon) shows up. He’s the genuine double agent, and he’s not a baddie like they suspect. He’s also from the SIH, and proves it by understanding the code to open the lockbox. In the words of Tae-sung: “Nice job fooling me all this time, bastard.”
But Safety Guard Park is prepared to do something to hold his personal solo mission protected, and he strangles Safety Guard Kim and they cover up the death like all the other folks. This poor kid. It shakes Woo-shin to his core, and there’s a wonderful compact scene exactly where we watch Woo-shin gazing moodily out at a thunderstorm — beautifully shot and captured. I adore that the drama requires time for stuff like this.
Anyway, all the chaos becoming what it is, Woo-shin agrees to the SIH’s Strategy B, which is that he will steal the adamas on the evening of the 80th anniversary celebration/retirement, and willfully get caught. This, theoretically, will trigger the complete issue to blow open, from an investigation of Haesong to the adamas, and the complete string of their crimes.
With the memoir prepared, Woo-shin scores an invitation to the occasion, and that is exactly where our episode ends: Woo-shin in a tuxedo at the Haesong extravaganza, holding the ever-so-swiftly-published memoir in his hands. And then he gets produced by Hye-soo, who knows far far more than she really should, but appears to supply help…
But 1 cliffhanger is not adequate, and our other twin has his personal. Following surviving a second explosion in his face, Soo-hyun has all but walked out of the SIH’s strategy due to their cruel techniques (so a lot bloodshed this week!)
Meanwhile, Seo-hee has been captured and tortured by our resident psychopath. Group Leader Lee changed his thoughts and wanted Seo-hee alive for his strategy with Hyun-jo, which I identified a tiny far-fetched, but I’m rolling with it.
Seo-hee, in suicide bomber getup, is sent into SIH headquarters to blow every little thing up. She’ll be their scapegoat, and Group A will make her into a terrorist, set off political tensions just after the election, and in the finish, additional their arms legalization plans. This is by far my least favourite element of the plot, so rather than linger right here, let’s finish on that insane scene with Chairman Kwon and Group Leader Lee!
Chairman Kwon — who knows every little thing as Lee Chang-woo recommended — finds out that Group Leader Lee has been maintaining information from him, and it gets terrifying swiftly. Lee denies till he realizes he’s becoming tested he hears a car or truck revving its engine in the distance and drops to his knees to beg forgiveness. Even as the car or truck races towards him he does not move, understanding his life depends on staying exactly where he is. The man is sweating bullets and bracing himself so really hard, I virtually felt sorry for him. It is a super intense scene that is yet another wonderful instance of how this drama makes use of tension and restraint so effectively.
Are this week’s episodes more than currently?! This drama just goes as well rapid — and it is not that it does not take its time to inform its story effectively — it is that I feel I start off holding my breath when I press play and do not breath once more till its more than.
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