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[Pexers Write-Ups] Shin Jung Tae’s World: The Art Of War episode 22


Author:  AprilStarr

All wars need excuses and justifications. The Hwangbang and ill Gook Hwae had a long standing feud of sorts between its representatives. It is only a matter of time when a flashpoint is created. Jung tae is seen as allied with Hwangbang though ironically he personally wishes to destroy it to avenge his father’s death. He can’t do it alone nor do it in the quickest possible time. Its enemy must be used to topple the old man’s empire and end his greed and evil ways.

Fortunately for Jung Tae, the aggressive and impetuous Aoki and Gaya of IGH had been burning with desire to take over Club Shanghai. They’ll do anything to destroy Seol Doo Sung’ s stranglehold on the prized space. Aoki had dangled money and power to Jae Hwa just to get the latter’s alliance with them. It was this that triggered Jung Te to fight with Jae Hwa.

Series of previous foray of IGH if you recall include involvement in the corpse snatching, attempts on the life of Jung Te, failures of Gaya in taking over Shanghai, Aoki’s failure to get the club and brewing internal revolt indicate a weakening structure of the organization. Shinichi’s thwarted assassination mission on the life of the old man of Hwangbang was the last straw for it to demand the head of Aoki. To save himself and Gaya, Aoki’s preempted strike was to kill Denkai. If Denkai was using diplomacy in dealing with HB, Aoki is a war hawk. Jung Te knew the war between the two organizations will erupt anytime, he used their animosities for Bangsamtong’s advantage. Jung tae also extracted his “father’s” promise to return OK Ryeon to him after the war.

Wars don’t have to be executed with weapons alone. Planning with Mo, Jung Te’s best strategies include the use of deception such as false emergency calls using the telephone system to divide the deployment of the IGH’s troops, take advantage of the thinning of forces to rob its bank of gold and money, get the cooperation of the Security Director by bribing him, utilization of HB’s soldiers , and entrap Aoki by his “gift”.

All the above was in place ready for execution by the Bangsamtong team and Mo’s team , once Jung Te emerged out of the IGH headquarters.By doing so Jung Te risked his and the old man’s life when they paid respect to Denkai’s funeral. It was an entrapment to their death set up by Gaya. But Jung Te was able to skillfully defeat and kill Aka, Gaya’s personal sword man. In effect, JT fulfilled his promise to exact justice to her father’s death. Debt paid. But Gaya is becoming desperate asking Jung Te to side with them.

What happened in Shanghai was a local war between the two organizations. With the defeat of IGH, HB stands alone without a mortal enemy or so it thinks. Bangsamtong, on the other hand, has smelled victory and looking forward to the spoils of war: houses for the people and better living conditions. That is what they left Korea and what they had been fighting for not ideologies.

But wait, Jung Te is not through yet. The last battle belongs to him. But first he had to secure Ok Ryeon is out of harm’s way by proposing to her. By publicly asking endorsement from the Chirinbang for this proposal Seol Doo couldn’t refuse his request.

The happy occasion is almost perfect-the couple kissed after exchanging vows and promises amidst the applause of the visitors except there’s poison lurking around looking for its intended victim.

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9 responses

  1. Pingback: [English Subbed] (김현중) Kim Hyun Joong “INSPIRING GENERATION” Episode 23 – 2014.04.02 | Hyunnies Pexers's Blog

  2. CAGOME

    I LIKE TO HAVE HAPPY STORY.BCS GOOD GUY MUST WIN ALWAYS.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

  3. Dragon Lady

    I am really enjoying this drama. The suspense of the story until the end. No one knows what will happen only the writer. Who will survive and who will die at the end ? That is a million dollar question. As long as JT is alive. It will nice if they can have the Dobi gang join them at the end of the series. Please make this an epic ending that viewers will be talking good things about this drama for a long time.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:07 am

    • aprilstarr

      I hear your concern @Dragon Lady IG is already an epic drama as it is -but it will be good if the ending is not rushed or overly illogical though Kdrama writers are fond of ending twists here and there. As long as it is not comical though they can opt for something for us to ponder on what next in Jung Te’s life. Maybe a sequel after WWII and he is a family man. What do you say to that ?

      Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:15 am

      • Dragon Lady

        That is a good idea. JT family ( The Family Man ) comedy version with his wife and kids (4D kids like him in real life) who can fight ( Spy Kids ). I want KHJ to do a comedy role on his next drama if he still has time before his enlistment.

        Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

  4. aprilstarr

    @Cagome and @Cindy Stock

    Isn’t it good we had the best seats in the house as we watched Shin Jung Tae grow and develop into the man with a passion and mission.

    He showed us how one’s life conditions can change if one wills it. He led people to win their undeclared war freeing them from their oppression by his guts and determination.

    He didn’t come to Shanghai with that purpose, he came for his father who died . But he was caught in a powerful whirlpool that sucked him in.

    What he had started, he will end. And so we continue to journey with Shin Jung Tae.

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  5. cindy stock

    I’m going to miss seeing the growth of the character played by KHJ in Inspiring Generation. I Imagine even after the end that there is a lot more that will happen to JT and I wish we could see it. But at least we can see the real life growth of KHJ that mimics the characters growth in the drama, and we have seen KHJ to this point and I look forward to seeing his continued growth in the future and especially after his military service. His life experiences are unique and I can only see him doing well for himself and for anyone connected to him.

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:09 am

  6. Cagome

    SHIN JUNG TAE IS GREAT CHARACTER.LOVE MUCH IG STORY,AND ALL MEANINGS WHAT WAS EXPRESSED IN STORY,IN LIVES,IN CHARACTERS.BEAUTIFUL TEAM.VERY INTERESTING PROJECT WITH BEAUTIFUL AND VERY SPECIAL CULTURAL EFFECT.

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:51 am

  7. Cagome

    SHIN JUNG TAE IS GREAT CHARACTER.LOVE MUCH IG STORY,AND ALL MEANINGS WHAT WAS EXPRESSED IN STORY,IN LIFES,IN CHARACTERS.BEAUTIFUL TEAM.VERY INTERESTING PROJECT WITH BEAUTIFUL AND VERY SPECIAL CULTURAL EFFECT.

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:50 am

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