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[Pexers Write-Ups] Shin Jung Tae’s World:The Inciting Events of episode 7

Author: AprilStarr

Shin Jung Tae’s World:The Inciting Events of episode 7

Jung Tae survived an ambush. He defeated a group of armed men though he himself, as usual, only had his fists. He noticed the two trucks and their plate number momentarily blinding him with their lights inside the warehouse.

He staggered towards their meeting place, bloodied and weak.He knew she would still be there waiting;Ok Ryeon knew he would come no matter how late.

He fell on the ground mumbling something,OK Ryeon loudly sobbed asking for help.It was like a scene from tragic plays where the protagonists finally meet but the hero is dying and the heroine cries helplessly.

But OK Ryeon is not helpless as she proceeded to clean and treat JT’s wounds. Even without uttering a word, her face says ‘when will you stop?’ To which JT responds amidst his pained moans , ‘I’m sorry’. He grasps her hand as she leaned over and kissed him on the cheek as if it can brush away all his sufferings. Jung Tae’s hands reached up to touch her cheek and pulled her for a passionate kiss on the lips. Ok Ryeon did not pull away. She returned his kiss with hers.

Perhaps that was what Jung Tae needed to restore his vitals and fell asleep. A man’s subconscious gives him away in his sleep as he said, ‘I’m sorry, Gaya’. OK Ryeon’s face turned dark, she had to see Gaya.

OR straight forwardly told Gaya to stop hurting JT to which the latter shot back she doesn’t have an idea what she is talking about. She later figured out and accosted Shinichi about it.

The Dobi gang bosses heard about the incident. Poong Cha went to confront the Bool Gom boss about it. The accusation and the defeat in the hands of Poong Cha was too much to bear. Do Gyoo was summoned and beaten up.He was later dragged and made to kneel in front of the Dobi gang. But JT knew there was somebody else who wanted him finished for good.

Everything that happened in the three days was exhausting for Ok Ryeon. Her mother who couldn’t help noticing her flagging spirits had to talk to JT about not making her daughter suffer like she did. Soo Ok’s unannounced visit and their eating out lifted Ok Ryeon’s spirits somehow.

Do Gyoo couldn’t anymore handle his embarassment to Shinichi for failing to deliver JT to him and most of all his lost of face to the Dobi gang. He planned to kill his boss, which did not only succeed but he learned about his past from the dying man.His miserable conditions only made his resolve to get even with his tormentors.

Perhaps Ok Ryeon’s question regarding JT’s debt made Gaya do a sentimental visit to her old home. She reminisced her kiss from JT when they were young and her dad’s gift of a wooden horse he made himself.

The Japanese are tightening the noose around the smuggler’s neck by choking the points and train carriers. These has caused alarm in some of the men in the Dobi gang. JT correctly concluded they or least Shinichi want him. His meeting with him proved he is no match to his fighting skills. Yet Shinichi gave a promise that if he loses he will disobey the order to destroy the Dobi gang. JT, on the other hand,wanted Shinichi to let Gaya go if he wins.

Jung Tae lost no time to let Bong Shik know he could be the sacrificial lamb to the Japanese which the latter said no. Then JT bargained with – let him learn how to fight them even with their own weapons.


So far JT knew only how to fight relying on his guts and own home made skills. His bravery may shortchange him in the long run for he has to learn how to strategize -run if he can when outnumbered, pick up a weapon when necessary.

His plan to fight better with someone wielding a sword when he faces Shinichi again is predictive of what will happen next. For what, you ask? For the Dobi gang, for Gaya or for his very life and future?

We now have in our radar the love stories pivotal to our characters’ development -JT with OR, SO with OR, JT and Gaya. How about Shinichi and Gaya? Which one will flourish?

The Japanese moves to intensify crackdown on smuggling and the smugglers is a development pivotal to what we will see in the next episodes.Its repercussions can turn violent if either parties do not give in.

It is now a matter of discussion if JT is unfair to OR or not given his circumstances. Or if it is alright for OR to entertain SO’s advances into her heart.

In the meantime, let us not forget what is in the dark heart of Doo Gyoo the Desperado, can and will do. We have many Doo Gyoos in our society today. Unfortunately, their tragedies become ours, too.

Episode 7 unfolded before our eyes the inciting events of the drama. They will lead our characters to face what lay ahead, their major battles in the turbulent era.

5 responses

  1. Muy interesante comentario, cada dia que pasa me doy cuenta que Hyun Joong esta muy concentrado en su personaje, SJT le queda de maravilla… es varonil, lucha contra la adversidad, sera que esta al medio de dos mujeres?… espero que no… respecto al drama, Ga Ya esta en su corazon , y mientras no resuelvan su problema no hay nada que se pueda hacer Ok Ryeon, solo estar ahi cuando SJT la necesite…

    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:42 am

  2. aprilstarr

    @Stav -that is an interesting observation regarding Gaya’s name. She is now a virtual prisoner,you are right,of the yakuza. Even Jung Tae’s wager to Shinichi to let her go if he wins points to that reality. This also leads us to raise the question Is she actually just being used by her own grandfather for his dream to expand to the former Joseon state(Korea) ?

    @Nada I try my best since translation in transit many times loses the real meaning of their dialogues .

    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

  3. nada

    April,tumb up! Since I watched my lovely drama without eng. Sub now I really understand…thanks alot.This time our boy kiss is very emotional and make heart in love with his caracter here.waiting for your next artcle.

    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

  4. Stav

    Wow!! Love your article, Aprilstarr. I really enjoy reading your articles so much! (Although I almost never got chance to comment here, lol !) Ι really like your analysis every time. Your writings make me think and sometimes also present to me sides I hadn’t thought on my own. Here you made an in-depth review of ep 7. I would just like to add one more thing that caught my intention. Gaya’s father had said to little Gaya that her name (Gaya) was given to her by her mother and that it meant “flying freely in the skies” (or sthg like that). I think this is exactly opposite of the state that Gaya is right now. I feel she’s actually a prisoner…. Maybe this scene was shown to emphasize her present reality which is the total contrast of her name’s meaning…

    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:45 am

    • Stav

      correction on my comment: caught my attention. NOT intention, lol

      Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

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