'Memories of the Alhambra': Park Shin-hye and Hyun Bin set to reunite following their heartbreaking separation in Granada
Don’t forget to watch episodes 7 and 8 of ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ on Saturday and Sunday respectively via tvN and Netflix to find the answers and admittedly a lot more questions
Netflix and tvN drama ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ is gaining popularity with each passing episode and the previously aired episodes 5 and 6 proved that, no matter how confident you are about having figured out what is to come, you will be surprised by the brilliance of the plot twists. Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye have been the source of a sizeable helping of romance on the side while mystery and suspense continue to be the primary aspect of the K-drama.
Hyung-seok's (Park Hoon) death has taken a toll on Jin Woo (Hyun Bin) mentally, but he barely survived the hits he took thanks to Hee-joo (Shin-hye). She got to return the favor for him saving her life in the previous episode by saving his life this time around. She also helps our hero avoid his second wife, who is assumedly looking to use his injuries to her benefit.
The rules of the AR game are slowly becoming clear to the audience, especially after Jin Woo got injured in real life because his lens was not on. Just as we get the hang of the game, so does Jin Woo.
He is relying more and more on Hee-joo, even asking her to stay with him until the game fades away after she stands in the way of Hyung-seok's seemingly final blow that would have killed Jin Woo in the game and possibly in real life as well.
This particular sequence has given most fans a headache, leaving many wondering how the game is affecting reality and many are speculating the presence of some sort of a wormhole. While we are left wondering about these questions, Jin Woo buys himself some fancy new weapons that allow him to kill his former best friend’s game avatar once and for all, in order to ensure that he does not haunt him — but to no avail. He did go up one level, nonetheless.
A sedated Jin Woo hoped that the hallucinations would leave him be, and was seen requesting Hee-joo to not leave his side. Even as he lived in a safe house away from his ex-wife, romance continues to blossom between the two. While Hee-joo kept her promise by staying with Jin Woo and even slept in his room, he lovingly covers her with a blanket when he wakes up to find her sleeping.
Moreover, he also showed great interest in ensuring Hee-joo celebrated her birthday properly with all her friends when he found out it is her birthday. The growing affection between the two was seen again when Hee-joo refused to celebrate her own birthday on account of Jin Woo and only relented when he promised her that he would be okay.
Unfortunately, he suffers yet another hallucinogenic panic attack and locks himself in the shower to escape Hyung-seok's attacks. In the end, he decides that he would only be peaceful in Korea and decides to leave Granada in a haste, without saying goodbye to Hee-joo, who tearfully watches Jin Woo’s train chug away from her. Jin Woo too stares sadly at Hee-joo's face, seemingly regretting the sadness he has caused her.
The episode ended, as expected, with more questions that answers. How will Jin Woo’s bitter divorce with his second wife end? Will Hee-joo become his third bride? Will Hyun-seok's attack attempts against Jin woo end for good?
We do not have these answers, but we do know that the lovers are going to reunite in Kora. Despite the goodbye-less departure on Jin woo’s end, we have learned that Hee-joo will leave to Korea soon and meet with the man of her dreams in Seoul.
Don’t forget to watch episodes 7 and 8 of ‘Memories of the Alhambra’ on Saturday and Sunday respectively via tvN and Netflix and find more answers and admittedly a lot more questions.