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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 7

2016/10/14 | Permalink

Episode seven of "The K2" is not very plot-heavy, but the relationship between Ahn-na and her father is explored, which has been a long time coming. We also learn more about Yoo-jin and Ahn-na's characters, how they feel about each other and how they have been shaped by their attachment to Se-joon. Je-ha's role is shaping into that of an observer and a disruptor of the messed up reality everyone has accepted for so long.

Clumsy resuscitation attempt aside, I am glad that Ahn-na's (Yoona) suicide attempt is addressed properly. Ahn-na is disillusioned in major ways during this episode, much like Yoo-jin (Song Yoon-ah) once was. Not all of this disillusionment is real to us, but it is in Ahn-na's mind. I actually find it surprising that this is her first attempt at killing herself, given the life she has had. Yoo-jin seems to agree, but she is also eager to push Ahn-na to it again.

Yoo-jin trying to break Ahn-naYoo-jin asking Je-ha to meet her at Cloud Nine

The two women are in a highly abusive and pitiful relationship. Yoo-jin is wicked and full of complexes and insecurities. She knows she is not loved and harbors hate towards Ahn-na's family for it. In turn, she attempts to make Ahn-na like her by projecting her own lack of importance to Se-joon onto her. Ahn-na being in a fragile situation, she believes it. Yoo-jin has a fascinating duality in that she pities Ahn-na, but turns monstrous to protect her own sanity.

The root of all this mess himself, Se-joon (Jo Sung-ha) finally explains a few thing in this episode, although I find his logic hard to swallow and I consider it a writing hiccup. Before getting to that, I want to say that I do appreciate the well-acted scenes between these three characters. This is not a well-written show by any measure and a lot of credit has to go to the actors who latch onto what is interesting and flesh it out.

Ahn-na being shocked by her father's wordsSe-joon holding Ahn-na's hands

Coming back to Se-joon, his logic of not wanting to endanger Ahn-na is solid, of course. If anyone were to hear him tell her that he has plans or hear him acknowledge his suspicion of Yoo-jin as a murderer and his love for Ahn-na's mother in front of his child, all would be lost. I also understand being cautious in a bugged room. Yoo-jin has eyes and ears in many places, which would make secure communication hard.

Hard, but not impossible. Since Yoo-jin has apparently not been stopping him, why could he not have met his child in a safe space and explain? His reasoning is not sensible enough to justify behavior which could push an already vulnerable Ahn-na to depression and suicide. At least Je-ha (Ji Chang-wook) remains mostly sensible, because everyone else could use some professional help.

"The K2" is directed by Kwak Jeong-hwan, written by Jang Hyeok-rin and features Ji Chang-wook, Song Yoon-ah, Yoona and Jo Sung-ha.

Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'

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