We enter the last quarter of this complex dramaverse with more revelations. As our heroes try to unearth the ugly truth, we see their friendship is about to get tested by the untoward incidents in the past.

Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) and Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) time travel to the 1930s Kyungsung through the supernatural powers of Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo). During their brief stay, they witnessed a firefight between the members of the Joseon Youth Alliance and the government forces. They were able to see the Japanese spy Heo Young-min (Kwak Si-yang) in the act, and the secret meeting among the independence fighters including Ryu Soo-hyun (also Im Soo-jung) and Seo Hwi-young (also Yoo Ah-in). What I liked the most in this flashback is that what we see is not always what we get.

During Seol and Se-joo’s travel in the past, they discovered that there was a secret agent within the Joseon Youth Alliance. I was almost disappointed with how the trio interacted afterwards. All this time, I take pride in telling everyone that Chicago Typewriter is different from the usual Korean dramas in the sense that it is very straightforward in telling their story. But this particular scene wherein they all hesitated to talk about what they saw in the past life got me so frustrated at first. Good thing they were only playing with our emotions, and eventually gave us that much needed conversation with Se-joo and Jin-oh.

I admit when I saw Shin Yul (also Go Kyung-pyo); I was on the same page with Se-joo. I also thought he was the one who betrayed the group. It turned out that he was only a brave soul who dealt with the two-faced Young-min. He was ready to risk his life just to protect their group’s leader. I know there is something off with the past timeline, especially with the revelation of Yul being shot in the head while using Hwi-young’s typewriter and pocket watch. And I cannot wait to know more details about his horrid death.

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Those cute scenes with Secretary Kang and CEO Gal Ji-seok are also very welcoming for me. After all those events about solving the mystery of Yul’s death and our heroes’ near-death experiences, the ever loyal team behind Se-joo’s success is still a breath of fresh air. Their sulking over Se-joo’s recent change of attitude is so funny, too.

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Bang-jin finally got to know the truth that Jin-oh is only a ghost. It breaks my heart for her unrequited love to be this bad, but girl, life must go on!

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I like how this show also explains the simple concept of freedom by showing how the youth of the past wanted to do simple things after freeing their country from the Japanese occupation. How we enjoy our liberty in the present is not very different from the vision of our forefathers.

And lastly, what I wanted to talk about most is the brewing tragedy that is about to happen in the coming episodes. Jin-oh saw some cracks starting to form on his forearm. He bravely asked for an explanation from Bang-jin’s mother. She told him that the cracks indicate his time on earth is almost up. Of course, this show can always come up with an excuse to make my favorite ghost more miserable! I wonder how this new development will change the dynamics of our trio, especially now that Jin-oh is aware that he will soon perish in this world.

 

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