'Memories of the Alhambra' episode 9 and 10 spoilers: Finding Se-joo is Jin Woo's life goal, but can Hee-joo trust him?
Now that Hee-joo has parted ways with him, the only way to gain her trust back is for him to find Se-joo, which is why Jin-Woo has made this his life’s purpose
Halfway in, the Netflix and tvN K-drama 'Memories of the Alhambra' continues to amaze us, especially with the cliffhangers that writer Song Jae-jung introduced at the end of every episode. In the previously aired episode 8 we saw Jin-Woo (Hyun Bin) receive a message from the Master, which possibly holds the key to finding the creator Se-joo (Chanyeol). Now that Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye) has parted ways with him, the only way to gain back her trust is for him to find Se-joo, which is why Jin-Woo has made this his life’s purpose.
Jin-Woo, despite being haunted by the AI version of his former best friend and the husband of his former wife, is looking for ways to live his life. However, his addiction to the game is all-consuming, a factor that has not gone unnoticed by the people around him, specifically Professor Cha (Kim Eui-sung), who is undoubtedly looking for revenge.
Cha wants to use Jin-Woo's lackluster attitude towards the day-to-day running of J One Holdings and usurp the position. In the promo for the upcoming episode, Cha is seen dramatically walking towards Jin-Woo before asking, “Do you know what’s been happening while you were busy playing the game?” It is clear what his intentions are, even to Jin-Woo. However, he is not very bothered by this turn of events, seeing as the game actually is the priority in his life and of course, finding Se-joo. There are many fan theories as to where Se-joo might be, one of which is that he has wreaked chaos in the lives of his family members and Jin-Woo and is now watching from a distance how the events play out.
The more realistic explanation, however, seems to be that he accidentally killed the programmer Marco (Lee Jae-wook), and is now being followed by him everywhere he goes, much like how Hyung –seok (Park Hoon) is following Jin-Woo. Unlike Jin-Woo though, it clearly seems like Se-joo is unable to get a grip on the visions and the delusions.
In the promo we saw him making a frantic phone call to Hee-joo and telling her “I miss you, Hee-joo,” before hanging up abruptly. He seems to still be on the run and presumably from the ghost of the man he accidentally killed. He might need the help of Jin-Woo to figure out a way to handle the situation or even find a way to fix the glitch in the game.
His help obviously would not go unappreciated by Hee-joo, who wants nothing more than to bring her baby brother back home. Despite the falling out, she would go back to Jin-Woo if she thought he could save Se-joo. It seems like that is the route the show is going on as well because we see Jin-Woo asking a tearful Hee-joo in the promo, “Why do you trust me? I’m a fraud, supposedly.” Keep at like that Jin-Woo, and you will probably find yourself back in Hee-joo's heart.
Don’t forget to watch episodes 9 and 10 on December 29 and 30 via Netflix of tvN.