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3.9 - Episodes 13 and 14 of Mr. Sunshine

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 13 and 14 of Mr. Sunshine, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi, Kim Tae-ri as Go Ae-shin, Yoo Yeon-Seok as Goo Dong-mae, Kim Min-jung as Kudo Hina, and Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung. We discuss:

  • How the chameleon plant, which represents change and transformation, is a metaphor for these two episodes.
  • How we go from Ae-shin and Eugene spending time together at the ocean, to Eun-san asking Ae-shin to kill Eugene; how did we get here?
  • How Eugene has figured out who all four men in the photo are; this investigation is threatening The Righteous Army.
  • How Eugene pieced everything together using the letters from Hamgyong province, the telegram from Hamgyong, and Joseph’s death.
  • How Lee Jeon-moon and Eun-san see Eugene as a weakness for Ae-shin, as well as a threat to The Righteous Army, so he needs to die.
  • We learn more about Ae-shin’s parents and how they died, as well as the reason her grandfather betrothed her to Hui-seung.
  • How Hui-seung and Ae-shin’s grandfather both want Hui-seung to protect Ae-shin, but via different means.
  • Dong-mae’s imprisonment and subsequent rescue by Eugene.
  • The shifting loyalties and identities of Ae-shin, Eugene, Dong-mae, Hui-seung and Hina Kudo.
  • How Eugene, Hui-seung and Dong-mae are all now actively helping each other.
  • Our favorite lines from the two shows.
  • The saeguk (historical) genre of K Dramas and why they are so popular.

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K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

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