4 Things To Look Forward To In The Second Half Of “Familiar Wife”
“Familiar Wife” has been capturing the hearts of viewers with its fantastical telling of Cha Joo Hyuk (played by Ji Sung), who chose to change past events in his life, and Seo Woo Jin (played by Han Ji Min), his wife from the original past who seems to be tied to his fate no matter what he does. Both Ji Sung and Han Ji Min have been able to convey the realities of dating and marriage in the face of complicated emotions and strange events.
With Ji Sung’s tearful realization that he is losing the things most precious to him because of his own decision, things are about to get even more tangled and emotional. Here are four things to keep an eye out for in the second half of the drama.
1. Ji Sung and Han Ji Min’s fate
In the altered present, Cha Joo Hyuk reminisced on the precious time he had spent with Seo Woo Jin and what she had really been like. This is something that he had forgotten while in the original present. He thought about the lovely memories he had made with her, and eventually accepts that he was in fact the one who made her change. Unable to find the mystical tollgate and undo what he had done, he eventually decided to let her go and wish her happiness, after seeing her enjoying her life to its fullest.
Though he made the decision let go, fate had something different in mind. Seo Woo Jin continued to have strange dreams and became confused about her feelings for Cha Joo Hyuk, as she found him familiar and warm. Knowing more and more about their history as the drama unfolds makes watching their relationship in the altered present even more difficult. Only time will tell whether he will be able to re-reset their past, or if his new altered present was actually meant to be.
2. Unpredictable relationships
The relationships surrounding Cha Joo Hyuk and Seo Woo Jin have begun to crack. So far, the biggest change was Lee Hye Won’s (played by Kang Han Na) anger as she observed the changes in her husband Cha Joo Hyuk. There was also the riskily developing romantic relationship between Seo Woo Jin and Yoon Jong Hoo (played by Jang Seung Jo), Cha Joo Hyuk’s best friend.
Strangely enough, Seo Woo Jin’s mother’s (played by Lee Jung Eun) memory of her son-in-law, as well as Cha Joo Hyuk’s sister Cha Joo Eun’s (played by Park Hee Bon) marriage to his friend Oh Sang Sik (played by Oh Eui Sik) prevailed against the alterations in the past. Though Cha Joo Hyuk’s actions have definitively shown that there is indeed a ripple effect to one’s actions, the question is just how much of an effect there will continue to be in these relationships.
3. Lee Jung Eun and the mysterious man from the subway
Though she has Alzheimer’s in both realities, Seo Woo Jin’s mother remembered Cha Joo Hyuk, her son-in-law from the altered past, clearly. Another strange character was the unidentified man from the subway, who seemed to know everything about travelling to the past. In the second half of the drama, the mystery behind these two characters will be unveiled, and they will add even more twists and turns to the story.
4. Relatable office comedy
The seemingly normal characters at the bank have added extra bouts of refreshing laughter. From dealing with the worst customers, to catching a voice phishing criminal, the chaos never ends at the branch. As the drama continues, Cha Joo Hyuk and Seo Woo Jin will be getting into quite a situation as the branch is put into all kinds of danger.
The upcoming episode will further show Lee Hye Won’s anger towards Cha Joo Hyuk and Seo Woo Jin, which will create even more of a ripple effect, as well as Cha Joo Hyuk and Seo Woo Jin’s tightly knit fate.
The production staff stated, “On top of the narrative and emotions that Ji Sung and Han Ji Min slowly built up, there will be a new turn in the changing relationships. Please look forward to the unpredictable second half of the drama.”
“Familiar Wife” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. KST.
If you haven’t already, check out the first episode below!