4 Things We Loved & 1 Thing We Hated About Episodes 12 & 13 Of “Flower Of Evil”
As we head into the final few episodes of tvN’s “Flower of Evil,” one thing is clear: the writers are not idling around. Do Hyun Soo’s (Lee Joon Gi) past is finally catching up with him as his father’s accomplice, and the real Baek Hee Sung (Kim Ji Hoon) sets up his gameboard. These episodes are straight out of a horror film and swallow viewers up in suspense and anxiety. Here are the things we loved and hated about episodes 12 and 13.
Warning: spoilers for the new episodes below.
LOVED: Baek Eun Ha’s reunion with her dad
The scene that will soothe everyone’s heart this week is between Baek Eun Ha (Jung Seo Yeon) and Do Hyun Soo. After a tense confrontation with Choi Jae Sub (Choi Young Joon), Hyun Soo and Cha Ji Won (Moon Chae Won) go to pick Eun Ha up from her grandmother’s home. The father-daughter pair automatically embrace and cry while holding each other.
Considering that before this scene Hyun Soo was unsure if he’d still be able to be Eun Ha’s dad, this scene holds so much weight. The way he cries for Eun Ha and holds her tighter makes your heart hurt and flip all at once. Since he’s finally on the path to understanding his emotions, you can see how much he loves and cherishes her in this scene. One thing is for sure: if there isn’t a happy ending for this family at the end of the drama, then what is the point?
LOVED: Do Hae Soo calling out Kim Mu Jin
While Kim Mu Jin (Seo Hyun Woo) has grown on viewers, his treatment of Hyun Soo has always been something that makes it difficult to fully love him. Before episode 12, no one had ever really called him out for his past actions against Hyun Soo. During a desperate attempt to stop Do Hae Soo (Jang Hee Jin) from confessing to the murder of the village foreman, the pair get in a heated argument. When discussing how everyone in the village treated Hyun Soo, Hae Soo bitterly tells Mu Jin that he is no different from them. Surprisingly, Mu Jin agrees with Hae Soo and admits that she’s right.
It’s about time that someone called him out for this. It was always annoying to watch him act morally superior at the beginning of the drama knowing that he stoned Hyun Soo after tying him to a tree. This scene feels like a turning point for Mu Jin, and viewers can see that he’s come a long way from the judgmental reporter we saw in the first episodes.
LOVED: Cha Ji Won’s pep talk in the car to Hyun Soo
Fans will not be disappointed with the teamwork between Ji Won and Hyun Soo following the turning point of their relationship in episode 11. After the sting operation to catch Baek Man Woo (Song Jong Hak) as his father’s accomplice fails, Ji Won and Hyun Soo share a sweet moment in the car. While Ji Won warns Hyun Soo to no longer get involved with the case, Hyun Soo admits that he is terrified that the killer will harm their family. Ji Won takes his hand and reassures him that the police will arrest the accomplice and Hyun Soo will feel silly for being scared in the first place.
This scene is really endearing. Not only do you get to see them work as a team, but for a moment, they have switched roles. Usually, Hyun Soo is the level-headed one that comforts Ji Won through the rough times. This time it’s the opposite. Ji Won offers up the logical thinking and soft touches to comfort an emotional Hyun Soo. It’s such a tender moment, and it shows just how far their marriage has come.
LOVED: The game between the real Baek Hee Sung and Hyun Soo
One thing that’s so unique about “Flower of Evil” is its use of fate and past connections. Usually, it’s the leads that have a heavily fated connection that can be traced all the way back to their childhoods. However, in this drama, fate ties Baek Hee Sung and Hyun Soo together. The new episodes finally piece together their past and set up the intense cat and mouse chase between the two.
In episode 12, Hyun Soo works together with Jae Sub to draw out the person who he believes is his father’s accomplice. The pair set a trap to catch Yum Sang Chul (Kim Ki Moo) and Man Woo to prove that they were involved in the serial killings.
However, in episode 13, viewers discover that Baek Hee Sung has figured out their trap and works together with his parents to frame Hyun Soo for the murder of their housekeeper.
While Baek Hee Sung’s cunning behavior is hard to stomach, it’s the perfect set up to their inevitable showdown that will be coming in the final episodes. For every emotional action Hyun Soo takes in these episodes, Hee Sung makes a calm and collected move that puts Hee Sung in more danger. Both of them were groomed one way or another by Do Min Seok (Choi Byung Mo), and this seems like a final test. Which student is smarter? Hee Sung or Hyun Soo? While Hee Sung has the upper hand by the end of these episodes, no one can count Hyun Soo out. These episodes really affirm that these two characters are two sides of the same coin and it’s exhilarating to watch.
HATED: Ji Won losing trust in Hyun Soo
The final few scenes of episode 13 will have fans’ hearts breaking in half. After finding a fingerprint on the tape found at the murder scene of the Baek family’s housekeeper, Ji Won begins to suspect that Hyun Soo is the culprit. She rushes off to her home and lifts Hyun Soo’s fingerprint to compare it to the one at the scene. Much to her dismay, they match perfectly. Believing that her husband has finally crossed the line between good and evil, Ji Won goes to arrest Hyun Soo in his workshop.
This scene is brutal. After the downright euphoric events of episode 11, this scene feels like a letdown. How many times does their marriage need to be tested with the same trick? How many times does the audience have to sit through Hyun Soo being framed? While Ji Won is perfectly justified—Hyun Soo wouldn’t reveal his whereabouts, and the physical evidence is pretty damning—it doesn’t make the scene any less frustrating. After episode 11, it felt like it was finally time to see them united as a team, and this scene pulls the rug from under the audience’s feet. Luckily, hope isn’t completely lost for these two. The preview for next week does make it seem as if they’ll be working together while on the run. Hopefully, next week’s episodes will feel more victorious for Ji Won and Hyun Soo.
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Currently watching: “Flower of Evil,” “When I Was the Most Beautiful,” “Do You Like Brahms?”
All-time favorite: “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”
Looking forward to: “So I Married an Anti-Fan,” “Double Patty”