'Private Lives' Episode 15: Seohyun and Go Kyung-pyo show has lost direction, Joo-eun, Jeong-hwan lose again
'Private Lives', the JTBC show began on an intriguing note and had fans engaged in the initial few episodes, but that is not the case in the present
'Private Lives' Episode 15 sees Lee Jeong-hwan manage to outsmart GK's Mr. Kim, with Joo-eun's help, but only initially. This duo who were supposed to be dynamic, and someone along the lines of 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith', is anything but. In fact, the penultimate episode of 'Private Lives' seems to hint that actor Go Kyung-Pyo, who plays the lead role of Jeong-hwan, was cast purely to be hit and kicked at by thugs in the show. Sure, we understand that Jeong-hwan cannot have known about the female cop Su-jin being a GK Shadow agent herself, but why would he risk meeting Director Choi's driver in open? Hadn't he worked hard to have GK believe that the man was dead?
Turns out, certain logical questions cannot be answered the way things are headed in the show at the moment. So Choi's driver attempts to escape, and in the process, he hands over critical evidence against Yoo Byung-jun to Joo-eun and instead gets cornered by Edward. When he is cornered, all that he tells Edward is that he is sick of the life that he has been leading now and falls from a high storey building and dies by suicide. He held on almost for a decade, but in a moment, he let all of it go. Edward, who lost the evidence is not happy and so he then targets Jeong-hwan and Joo-eun. Against his hopes though, Joo-eun escapes while Jeong-hwan keeps the thugs in check as he remained behind.
He hopes that Joo-eun escapes and doesn't return even if his life is in danger. However, Joo-eun loses the tail by Edward and doubles back with Hanson. She checks the mobile that the driver had given her and finds pictures of Director Choi with Yoo Byung-jun before his death. She understands the importance of the phone and also guesses that someone near them is on GK's side. She puts two and two together after realizing that the person who had attacked her in Spy Lee's office was a woman and a female detective had also appeared nearby the office on the same day.
So she plants evidence with Su-jin and leads her to believe that this phone is the one that the driver had had at the time of his death. So she lets Mr. Kim know. He pulls Edward and his team back because the cops are called by the police officer who is on Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan's side. However, she is not aware that the evidence is planted and that is how she ends up becoming the reason for GK's first failure. However, GK's tentacles can reach spots that even the sunlight can't, so to speak. So by the end of the episode, we see GK's Kim plan a treacherous plan to round up not only Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan but Edward too.
Byung-jun's opposing candidate Mr. Kwon is found dead when Lee Jeong-hwan arrives at a hotel for their secret meeting. He tells Kwon's security to call the cops and tries to leave the scene, but cops gather before he can escape. The actual killer, Edward, is also caught on camera and Mr. Kim has decided to hand him over to the cops as a killer as well. The idea is to make the evidence look like Edward and Jeong-hwan worked together. Of course, Edward is surprised and Joo-eun on the other hand is kidnapped by a strange man in black. So, Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan have definitely failed to beat GK. With just one episode left for the show to end, we wonder what kind of twist awaits us to lead Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan, down the path of victory.
'Private Lives' airs on JTBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 pm KST and can be streamed on Netflix outside of South Korea.