It pains me so much that after all the hype built to support this drama, Chicago Typewriter remains to be underrated, and still far from reaching even just the hairline of Goblin. This drama has a lot of potential with a solid story to tell, but I guess the competition in the South Korean television market is so challenging, especially with all the good dramas premiering here and there.

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We enter the last three hours of the drama through a more distinct depiction of what went before the major operation, which I personally think played a key role in the afterlife of our main protagonists. They are slowly weaving the plan of a massive government attack and establish their identity as a group of independence fighters known as Joseon Youth Alliance.

We also confirmed in this episode that it was indeed Madame Sophia (Jeon Seol’s mother in the present) was the one who acted as a secret agent hiding within the activist group. We see her talking to Heo Young-min (Kwak Si-yang) about the details of the alliance’s planned operation.

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This episode also gave us some fan service in terms of the interaction of the best friends-slash-love triangle. Can I join their adorable group too? I was all smiles when Seol (Im Soo-jung) tried to reconcile Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo) and Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) after the “Fate” plagiarism scandal. I am definitely on Team Jin-oh in revealing the truth about the original draft of “Fate” because people like Baek Tae-min (also Kwak Si-yang) do not deserve second chances. Se-joo even gave him a shot at redemption in the past episodes but what did he do? He even accused Se-joo of toying with him. Tae-min deserves all the backfiring because it was not really his work anyway. He got used to getting all the credit for “Fate” that it really made him feel that it was indeed his work. What a credit-grabbing, pet-abusing, evil liar.

I was not particularly surprised about Seol’s kidnapping. In fact, in a more specific description, I don’t really care because I see it all coming. This one is a very usual K-Drama trope wherein villains always tend to kidnap the heroine for a (not-so) plot development. And can’t Tae-min be more evil? When he stepped on that platform and positioned himself for an apparent suicide, I honestly wanted to push him. I just hope drama genies won’t play a trick on us. Will Se-joo really fall from the building, or Jin-oh will suddenly appear from somewhere and save his life?

Anyway, I can clearly remember my pronouncement of joining the Bang-jin-Jin-oh ship in the first half of the series. They would have been a cute second couple, but I think the drama came in too late in building a love line between them. I don’t get why they need to say their goodbyes or why they need a closure, because their relationship never progressed anyway. Or may be it did, but the show was not able to air it for us to watch?

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Lastly, I cannot get enough of the 1930s timeline! I cannot wait to witness how the story will wrap up. The revelation about Shin Yul’s (also Go Kyung-pyo) death is just around the corner, so prepare your tissues, dear ahjummamshies, because the next weekend is going to be one hell of a long ride.

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[Screenshot credits: dramabeans, tvN Chicago Typewriter]

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