Episode 3 RECAP:
Last time on “The K2“, Go Anna (Yoona), has just returned from a convent in Spain to Korea by her stepmother, Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon Ah) as a way to have collateral over her husband. In a final attempt to save the elderly couple that took him in, Kim Je Ha (Ji Chang Wook) holds a gun to Yoo Jin’s head as Anna screams to kill her.
Returning to the scene, Anna is taken back into her room by her handler. Je Ha realizing it was the same girl who begged for his help in Spain loses his grip, but recovers quickly as security rushes in. Throughout the hostage situation, Je Ha takes back control by claiming that he has created an email that will threaten the potential presidency of Yoo Jin’s husband, Jang Se Joon (Jo Sung Ha). The phone used to create the threat was then thrown into the microwave and destroyed. Je Ha demands safe departure and orders a car be secured for him.
Meanwhile Jang Se Joon learns of the return of his illegitimate child and the situation with Yoo Jin. He quickly returns home after hearing the news.
Before he arrives, Je Ha forces Yoo Jin to follow him and makes her drive him to an unknown place. Yoo Jin’s security detail and personal assistant follow closely behind as soon as the pair speed off. While in the middle of negotiations, the situation goes awry as an unknown motorcyclist tails the car which forces them to speed up. While Yoo Jin is under pressure, Je Ha quickly takes control of the vehicle and a wicked car chase ensues. In the end, the duo’s car is flipped and Je Ha pulls an unconscious Yoo Jin out of the wreckage. Je Ha ends up being the savior to Yoo Jin, by protecting her from the raging fire as a result of the car crash. Once fully awake, Yoo Jin urges her secretary to take Je Ha to the hospital.
Flashing back to Je Ha’s time in Iraq, it’s revealed that Je Ha had a personal relationship with an Iraqi who wants to go to Korea to escape the horrors of war. Je Ha offers marriage in exchange for papers so she can go back with him and she agrees to his proposal with a kiss.
Back in the present, Je Ha wakes up and finds himself strapped to his hospital bed. The police attempt to get into his room to question him, but are forced to leave once they realize that the security who is refusing them has connections to their higher ups.
In the next room, Yoo Jin is with her husband who realizes the potential political advantages to this situation. When the doctor arrives to check on Yoo Jin, she mistakes Je Ha as a bodyguard which then gives her an idea to make this into a reality.
In the hospital lobby, Jang Se Joon, puts on a great act and gains sympathy to his supporters by stating that he’s going to stop all political activities in order to “focus” on his wife and the terrorism that has just occurred. This then leads to chanting of the audience in support for his candidacy to become president.
The scene then cuts back to Je Ha, his former superior, and security officer for JJS (the security group of Jang Se Joon). Chief Joo has offered him a fake ID and a job as a bodyguard. But Je Ha is quick to refuse and it’s revealed that he suffers PTSD. He no longer wants to be used as a tool that can be thrown away at any given moment.
Meanwhile, the other potential candidate for president, Park Kwan Soo (Kim Gab Soo) arrives at the hospital to visit Yoo Jin. As he is leaving the hospital, Je Ha is in the elevator and he flashes back to the death of his fiancé hinting at a connection between Kwan Soo and his lover’s death. Je Ha, in a fit of rag,e grabs a gun and shoots everyone. The episode ends with Je Ha pointing a gun at the candidate’s head.
Episode 4 RECAP:
The beginning of episode 4 cuts back to Je Ha in the hospital where he is at the elevator and right about to shoot Representative Park Kwan Soo. However, everything fades back to the present and Je Ha quickly realizes the entire scenario was all in his head.
Je Ha had originally reached for the gun however, his PTSD triggered an incoming panic attack. Incapacitated, Je Ha is taken back to his hospital room. It is then revealed through another flashback that Representative Park ordered Je Ha’s fiancé to die.
After being released from the hospital, Je Ha creates a booby trap for Kwan Soo to exact his revenge. However, due to a minor mishap, the trap doesn’t work. While attempting to make his leave, the officer who had crossed him the first episode recognizes Je Ha and attempts to capture him. Je Ha is saved by none other than Yoo Jin. She offers her help by suggesting he joing the JSS. Je Ha then takes the job as a bodyguard.
In a hilarious scene (unlike most of the show), Je Ha is forced to do training at JSS Headquarters. Master Song Young Choon (Song Kyung-chul) the martial arts master at the headquarters, challenges Je Ha to attack him. He then beats Master Song with his moves. Je Ha is then taken into the captain’s office where he’s told he will be in the VIP bodyguard team.
In the showers, Je Ha is tested for his abilities and is roped into an epic fight scene. The captain and higher ups watch in awe as he defeats his opponents. Je Ha is then taken into the meeting for VIP’s and is given the alias ‘K2‘. Je Ha is assigned the night shift, aka watching and protecting Anna.
Meanwhile Yoo Jin and her husband attend a party where Se Joon openly flirts with women. Yoo Jin is then confronted by Kwan Soo. As they’re conversing, Yoo Jin discovers the bug that was secrectly found earlier in the episode from her wrecked car. Yoo Jin and Kwan Soo make a truce to stop messing with each other.
In a truly adorable scene, Je Ha is watching over the house and Anna is found sneaking around looking for something to eat. Je Ha attempts to guide (from behind screens and without her hearing) her in making ramen but she gives up when she doesn’t turn on the gas valve.
In the final scene, Je Ha steps out to smoke. He happily looks at Anna’s window but sees a suspicious light coming from the roof. Upon realizing it’s a person’s shadow, the screen fades out.
If the first two episodes of this series didn’t grab you, these two most recent episodes will definitely pull you in. Between learning about Je Ha’s sad past and looking to the future of a potential relationship between him and Anna, it’s easy to say this drama has completely sucked me in. The fight scenes continue to live up to expectations and I was shocked that I begun to laugh during episode 4. It’s really nice to have comedic relief with suck a dark thriller. I also adore the dynamic between Anna and Je Ha, I’m eagerly anticipating a growing relationship between the two. The scene with the ramen was too cute for words! My heart definitely aches for her and I hope she gets justice soon. It’s a 10/10 for me on these two. Between the awesome fighting, the comedy, and the really interesting story, I am definitely hooked!
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Source: CJ Entertainment Youtube
Edited and Revised By: Gigi Estilo
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