'Hook' Episode 2: Man and Saifah fight it out after his father decides to train the latter and not his son
In the first episode of the show, we learned that Man's father has completely given in to alcohol, and has given up on training anyone to box and that includes his own son. This has always irked Man and his relationship with his father has been problematic. His sister Ying played the mediator for the longest time and that continues in episode 2. However, what has changed is his father's interest in training someone. Now that Saifah has joined the gym, it seems as if Man's father sees something in him that is worth training and so, after years, he ends up entering the ring to train someone.
Seeing this, Man, is unable to accept that his father would train Saifah but not him and this unacceptable behavior ends up increasing Man's anger and so Man tries to take it out on Saifah by asking him for a match. Saifah doesn't mind, but in the process of attempting to capture his father's attention, Saifah and Man end up having an all-out fight. The two throw punches at each other and towards the end when Man ends up losing his temper almost pummeling Saifah until he becomes bloody, it is his sister who pulls him away.
Man's father continues to ignore his son's feelings but there might be a reason that Man's father has given up on boxing which is something that his son is not aware of. More of this will be revealed in the future as we will also see how Saifah's father will react to the news of his son beginning boxing coaching. This episode also introduced us to Saifah's sister who has arrived from abroad and it is she who informs audiences about how Saifah's father had put down the rule that Saifah will not involve himself in boxing.
We can expect Saifah's training to become a bigger conflict in the future, but before then, Man has also managed to deal with the fact that his father may never train him. That doesn't mean that he must give up on boxing itself and that is why he begins training overnight when there is no one present. His sister, however, manages to find him and tell him that she will help him. She has only one condition and that is for Man to not use boxing as a way of gaining their father's attention but because he really loves boxing. He agrees and so Ying takes responsibility. Is this the beginning of Saifah and Man's boxing club?
The new episode of 'Hook' can be streamed on July 18 on Netflix.