I felt like a thousand needles were poking my chest the whole time I’m watching these episodes. Gosh, my heart breaks for Noh Ji-wook (Wookie) and Eun Bong-hee (Nam Ji-hyun), who both have to suffer because of the lies of the past courtesy of DA Jang.
I now declare the old man an official enemy, and I kinda regret the times I pitied him and justified his actions towards Bong-hee. I thought he was being reasonable because he’s a father who lost a son. But the revelation about him framing up Bong-hee’s dad as the suspect in the death of Ji-wook’s parents is something I can’t comprehend and justify. That’s just pure evil. How could he sleep peacefully at night knowing that he put someone innocent behind bars? And if it’s not Bong-hee’s dad who started the fire that killed Ji-wook’s parents then, who?
Poor Bong-hee-ya. Imagine, her father was wrongfully accused and so was she. That’s unbelievable, as if she’s being played with by fate. And not only that, hers and her father’s case have one common denominator, and that’s DA Jang. This misfortune probably answers my question as to what did she do to experience such luck in the love department in the recent episodes.
I pity her so much especially when she still didn’t know why Ji-wook suddenly turned cold to her, specifically the scene where Ji-wook avoided her kiss. That hit my heart bull’s eye.
But I can’t completely blame Ji-wook for acting that way because I know that the situation is also very hard for him. Come to think of it, the woman he loves so much is the daughter of the man he believes the suspect for his parents’ death. That’s surely tearing him apart.
I saw the pain in his eyes while he asked Mr. Bang to take his time in gathering information about his parents’ death, as if he wants to delay the confirmation of his fear.
And when he finally got the results of Mr. Bang’s investigation, his attempt to convince himself that it’s fine and it has nothing to do with Bong-hee never really sounded convincing.
A drunk Ji-wook asking Bong-hee not to leave him even if he tells her to is probably one of the most painful scenes from these episodes.
I can’t help but compare Ji-wook and Bong-hee’s situation to that of Jung-ho and Young-shin in Healer. As we all know, Jung-ho’s dad is accused of killing Young-shin’s father. But in the end, the truth about the innocence of Jung-ho’s dad prevailed so, I truly hope the same happens here in Suspicious Partner.
Bong-hee finally discovered the truth behind Ji-wook’s strange actions towards her despite the latter’s efforts to hide it from her. At first, she thought it was only because of the current arson case they’re handling, but all of a sudden, all the clues and hints made sense, and she realized that Ji-wook’s parents were the fatalities of the fire incident that her father got charged with.
With this, Bong-hee decided to break up with Ji-wook—a decision that broke my JiBong shipper heart into a thousand tiny pieces as well. Jebal, make up pali!
P.S. So, nothing really happened between Prosecutor Cha (Kwon Na-ra) and Ji Eun-hyuk (Choi Tae-joon) that night when Ji-wook caught them together. That to me is still unforgivable because that’s still considered cheating. Well, at least to me.
And it’s official! Ji-wook and Bong-hee’s first night together was really during episode 28 as we also learned from the epilogue that they didn’t sleep together on their first meeting. So, it’s now mystery solved!