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6 moments from episodes 9-10 of “If you want me” that made us cheer up

After last week’s stomach-shattering cliffs, “If You Wish Upon Me” returns with a pair of quick episodes where old wounds are exposed, secrets unraveled and all but one truth remains to be told. Yoon Gyeo Re (Ji Chang Wook) just got a shock when he found Ha Jun Kyung (Won Ji An) in the hospice, who was more than happy to destroy his newfound happiness. But Team Genie is not going to let their favorite grumpy sun go away without a fight.

Note: spoilers for episodes 9-10 below.

1. Yeon Joo respects Gyeo Re’s space and works on her feelings

It’s heartbreaking to watch Gyeo Re walk away from Seo Yeon Joo (Sooyoung) immediately after they shared such a tender moment. He leaves the hospice and is forced to take care of Jun Kyung’s psychotic possessiveness, reverting to being a walking time bomb while she looks. lucky that he is unhappy. Jun Kyung is the poster girl who is harassing herself emotionally at this point, threatening with violence the moment Gyeo Re tries to argue with her, and then hugs him for fear that he will leave her.

Gyeo Re briefly sees Team Genie again during the re-wedding of Mr. Jang (Park Kyung Chan), but cannot bring himself to approach Yeon Joo and walks away without saying a word, which brings her to tears. Even so, despite how depressing it is to see them apart, it’s wonderful that they never doubt themselves. Gyeo Re finds a way to think of Yeon Joo during the separation by repeating the same words Yeon Joo said about not putting pain on Jun Kyung and getting a duplicate Yeon Joo tattoo. And Yeon Joo gives him the space he needs. He doesn’t run away, accusing him of challenging her twice because she … knows that he would never do that. She is helpless in the face of a past that Gyeo Re never wanted to share, but not for long!

2. Yeon Joo is fighting for Gyeo Re

One of the reasons Yeon Joo doesn’t chase Gyeo Re is because he just doesn’t know the story between him and Jun Kyung. The other half is that she is simply afraid that her rescue operations will not be desired. But when Kang Tae Shik (Sung Dong Il) tells her that Jun Kyung is obsessed with Gyeo Re and that he only wants to save her from death, Yeon Joo prepares to fight.

And that’s good too, because Gyeo Re is fed up with life. He sends a text message to Jang Seok Joon (Nam Tae Hoon), the mobster behind him, to his address, and waits on the roof. When he hears footsteps, he wearily asks Seok Joon to push him off the roof and call it a day, but it furious Yeon Joo, who answers by asking him if death is so easy for him to reach for it. Jun Kyung finds them and Gyeo Re tries to keep Yeon Joo safe, but he’s fed up with playing the martyr.

He tells Jun Kyung to hit her as much as she wants because she is taking Gyeo Re and no one will stop her. The best thing about Yeon Joo is that she recognizes that Jun Kyung is not well and tells her to come to the hospital for treatment and learn how to protect herself. Yes!

3. Gyeo Re protecting Yeon Joo

Gyeo Re and Yeon Joo are getting ready to flee when Seok Joon shows up, ready to recruit Gyeo Re to be a gangster as he has done before. We can see that Gyeo Re really, really didn’t choose his life. Seok Joon harassed him for years, even stealing his scholarship money to keep Gyeo Re from going to college and beating Gyeo Re when he tried to get his money back. Wow. No wonder Gyeo Re did not feel that nothing was stealing the money of the gangsters who had stolen his years and money from him.

Gyeo Re is ready to return the money and begs Seok Joon to let him leave this life, but apparently Jun Kyung is not the only one with an obsessive passion. Seok Joon was crazy about Jun Kyung the longest. He sees Yeon Joo and realizes that this woman is “making Jun Kyung unhappy” and moves to kill I! Gyeo Re goes crazy when the other Yeon Joo is in danger and throws Seok Joon to the ground before riding the motorcycle.

It turns out that Gyeo Re, Seok Joon, and Jun Kyung grew up in the same orphanage, and Seok Joon has been obsessed with her ever since, although she only stared at Gyeo Re. Oh dear, they deserve themselves at this point.

4. Tae Shik admitting his mistakes

Gyeo Re’s return to the hospice is celebrated with open arms. Gyeo Re knows that Tae Shik was partly for his rescue as he noticed his friends were spying on him to keep him safe. He promises all of them they’ll never run away again, and Tae Shik smiles. We finally get an insight into his character when this week he takes up a new case for the Djinn Team: an elderly ex-cop looking to make amends for the man he has tried to frame for murder. Tae Shik contacts his old friends from broadcasting companies who reveal what Tae Shik really was and what has so deeply derailed his life. The series once again gets really dark, showing that Tae Shik was framed by Gyeo Re’s father to start his own entertainment agency. He basically picked up young women, promising they could do it. He left his old job at a broadcasting station, walked around the world dressed in luxury … and then found out the hard way that the company was a scam. Gyeo Re’s dad has stolen all the money and investors, including Tae Shik, have nothing left.

Tae Shik then felt a great shame and apologizes when his former colleagues call out to him for what he was then. But they understand that he too has been deceived, and a measure of how good a person Tae Shik has always been is that they forgive him easily. But Tae Shik is in for a surprise later, and he is none other than Gyeo Re looking to make up for the departure.

5. Gyeo Re enters the clutch for Tae Shik

There’s something so sweet about Gyeo Re getting Tae Shik ready for a meeting at work. Tae Shik doesn’t have any elegant shoes, so eventually they have to borrow a pair. But Gyeo Re is determined not to let Tae Shik feel bad about being poorer than his former colleagues. He shows up wearing a suit, posing as Tae Shik’s chauffeur, and calls him “the chairman.” Ha ha! Tae Shik is willing to die from Gyeo Re’s terrible acting, but he can’t help but love him when Gyeo Re insists the “company sedan” wasn’t ready, so he booked Tae Shik an ambulance to drive with style. Gyeo Re also bought him a new pair of elegant shoes. Tae Shik complains after seeing the price tag, but clearly loves the shoes. But you know what they say about giving someone shoes. Gyeo Re knows that Tae Shik will have to go far at some point, but it may be sooner than he thinks.

The scene also serves as a heartbreaking conversation when little Gyeo Re sneaks out of his aggressive father’s house to return to Tae Shik’s house after a violent argument with Gyeo Re’s father. At that time, Tae Shik knew that Gyeo Re would not live long in this house and told him that there was no shame in running away, which Gyeo Re finally did: he ran to the orphanage. And he and Gyeo Re never forgot, although Gyeo Re does not remember that it was Tae Shik.

6. Genie’s love for Tae Shik

As we continue to explore Tae Shik’s past, we finally learn the identity of the man in Room 403 and explain why everyone is hiding his existence. This is Gyeo Re’s dad. Fr. It turns out that when everything collapsed, Tae Shik sought out Gyeo Re’s dad and nearly killed him. The almost part is important because Tae Shik doesn’t know that Gyeo Re’s dad survived. Mr. Yoon (Jung Dong Hwan), the former head of Team Genie, found the body in a coma and was terrified that Tae Shik would be arrested for the murder. So he swore Yeon Joo to a secrecy, hid Gyeo Re’s dad in a hospice in room 403, and looked after him while he was in a coma. When Mr. Yoon died, Yeon Joo told the rest of Team Genie that it was Mr. Yoon’s real last wish. Everyone agreed to come for Tae Shik, cursing Gyeo Re’s dad even as they looked after him. Aww, there is such a love.

Chi Hoon (Shin Joo Hwan) also learns the truth and is terrified but hides the secret from Tae Shik. Gyeo Re eavesdrops on Yeon Joo telling Chi Hoon the truth, but unaware that his dad is the patient. Nevertheless, Gyeo Re’s dad is no longer as sick as they think. He’s up and down, haunting the hospice’s corridors and just pretending to be asleep.

Speaking of ghosts, Seok Joon and Jun Kyung want to haunt Gyeo Re again. She actually jumps off the roof after Gyeo Re leaves, but survives without being scratched. Tae Shik keeps messages from Gyeo Re as he is not and should not be responsible for her decisions. Instead, he, Yeon Joo, and Gyeo Re travel to Mokpo to fulfill the ex-cop’s last wish. Everything seems to be going so well that when Gyeo Re dreams of all the good times with Tae Shik, you know something is going to go wrong. And it does. Because Tae Shik loses consciousness, and Gyeo Re now has to face the reality that a man he loves like his father may leave this world.

What a whirlwind of events we had this week! It seems the worst of Jun Kyung is over, but there is still a gangster, Tae Shik’s disease, as well as Gyeo Re’s dad and his Tae Shik story, waiting for a chance to hurt Gyeo Re. Tae Shik seems to be recovering from next week, but it’s hard to imagine a happy ending. At least we have Yeon Joo and Gyeo Re who are as cute as a ray of sunshine through these painful moments!

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Shalini_A has long been addicted to Asian drama. When she’s not watching dramas, she works as a lawyer, a fan of Ji Sung, and tries to write the greatest fantasy romance of all time. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and feel free to ask for anything!

I am currently watching: “Adamas”, “Alchemy of souls”, “Big lips”, “If you want” and “Little women”.
Waiting for: “The Island,” “Chaebol’s Youngest Son,” “Queen of the Stage,” “The Blind”, “One Dollar Lawyer” and “The Black Knight”.

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