'Memories of the Alhambra' episodes 7, 8: Will Master's message make Hee Joo stay with Jin woo?
If anything can make Hee-joo stay in Korea, it is the hope that Jin-woo would be able to track down her brother See-Joo
With eight episodes of ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ behind us, we have finally reached the mid-season of the brilliant K-drama and find ourselves deeply entrenched in this AR/romance fantasy. The tvN and Netflix drama has plot twists in every fast-paced episode but it is the unmatchable cliffhangers that keep us coming back for more.
Writer Song Jae-jung really knows how to throw us off by introducing mysterious characters and new plot twists with each passing episode. The recently aired episodes 7 and 8 were no exception. While Jin-Woo (Hyun Bin) continues to move on with his life despite the “delusions”, and real life has its own challenges that go beyond keeping a tight grip on his sanity.
First and foremost, he needs to protect himself from the wrath of his actress wife who is hellbent on destroying J One Holdings. Further, he needs to find a way to escape the game before actually getting killed. And he needs to find Jung Se-Joo (Chanyeol), which is the only way for his relationship with Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye) to move forward, which, if you are a fan like yours truly, is your primary concern.
Jin-Woo has been burned in love a few times, starting with his former best friend and the current star of all his nightmares, Cha Hyung-seok (Park Hoon). His first wife, who left him for said former best friend, chipped away another layer of the trust that resides in Jin-Woo, while the near-crazy second wife helped vanish what was left of love and trust in him.
It is up to Hee-joo to rebuild it in Jin-Woo, but he broke her trust by hiding all the details he knew about her brother so far. As of episode 8, she did not want anything to do with the man. However, he has the Hail Mary to keep her in his life — the message from the Master.
As fans saw, when Jin-Woo reached the 90th level, he received a citadel bearing a message from Master, aka the No. 1 ranked player of the game. When he learned that Hee-Joo is returning to Granada to be farther away from him, Jin-Woo used this wild card to make her stay in Korea. Did it work? There are some trust issues she has developed because of what he has done but, hopefully, her love for her younger brother will keep her from traveling. We are almost as desperate as Hee-joo to find him.
The mysterious disappearance of Se-Joo, in fact, has been the plaguing us fans from the very beginning. Could his hiding in itself be an elaborate attempt on the part of the genius AR creator to orchestrate the lives of the people in his life? We doubt it. When it comes to Jae-jung, though, no stone should be left unturned.
We will learn the truth in the next half of the series which all of us fans are excited about. This is precisely why we will not be missing episodes 9 and 10 of 'Memories of the Alhambra' airing on Netflix and tvN on December 29 and 30.