Although love seemed to be the main theme of this drama, it has taken a turn for the worse - but in a good way. The drama opened up some new boundaries and created a more attention-grabbing plot than it could have with its first episode. Hopefully we will find some comfortable resolve in Shim Cheong and Heo Joon Jae's relationship in the last remaining episodes, but for now, it is all about the action!
Romance wise, I'm surprisingly pleased to find myself enjoying the fact that the drama put a pause to the lovey-dovey scenarios in order to address the critical situation at hand. However, I still feel pained by seeing Cha Si Ah receive Heo Joon Jae's rather direct rejection in the long run.
She captured the broken-hearted drunk girl at a noraebang perfectly - which makes her character real and relatable than before. Sometimes emotional trauma is what makes a character more enjoyable.
I was laughing at the fact that Ahn Jin Joo made Heo Joon Jae's mom look like a badass at the dinner party in front of Seo Kang Hee. However, it wasn't all in their favor as they expected it to be because that is when Seo Kang Hee drops the bomb that she will be taking all the inheritance money from her husband.
The tables seem to keep turning in Seo Kang Hee's favor and she isn't giving up simply because Heo Joon Jae's mother made a stance and started acting assertive I applaud Seo Kang Hee's character because she is absolutely bitter to the end as she threatens, "I'll remember everyone present at this gathering today. You all better pray you don't need my help." Boom goes the dynamite!
Overall, this episode circles around the demise and tragedy that befalls Heo Joon Jae's father. I think no one was expecting the sudden death of Heo Joon Jae's father - especially the fact that is was caused by the extract of poisonous flowers, not just medicine.
The father did an excellent job of portraying his regrets in his final dying moments as he said things like, "Why are the words 'I'm Sorry' so difficult to say?" Tragic and thought-provoking.
While viewers listened to his tragic words, alongside Heo Joon Jae, I was expecting the father to collapse and be saved just in time! But, I do appreciate a good drama that deals some crucial blows and doesn't pander to cliche antics or storylines by ultimately taking his life in the end.
I still have mixed feelings regarding who the most villainous character may be in 'The Legend of The Blue Sea.' I think it is unique that the story surprised us by unearthing new threats but I want them to act on it sooner than later.
Seo Chi Hyun seems to just be more bark than bite with his constant threats and Jo Nam Doo's role as a villain only seems prominent in the past. For now, with Ma Dae Young's memories erased, it seems Seo Kang Hee is the only malicious character overall.
While the ending was incredibly dramatic and unexpected, I wonder how the rest of the episodes will span out. Does this truly mean the end of Heo Joon Jae's objectives and an absolute victory for Kang Seo Hee or will Heo Joon Jae, possibly Shim Cheong, seek for justice and revenge?
In the end, Heo Joon Jae is experiencing a lot of ups and downs. My main concerns revolve around the inheritance, how Jo Nam Doo will pose a threat to Shim Cheong and if their relationship will be enough to save her heart from hardening. The finale will offer a lot of answers that I can't wait to find out!