'Private Lives' Episode 2 promo introduces Go Kyung-pyo as Jung-hwan in first role after discharge from army

'Private Lives' began by telling us Joo-eun's story, we will next meet Go Kyung-pyo as Lee Jung-hwan who is a man smitten by Joo-eun. Will she use him too?


                            'Private Lives' Episode 2 promo introduces Go Kyung-pyo as Jung-hwan in first role after discharge from army
Seohyun and Go Kyung-pyo (JTBC)
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In the first episode of 'Private Lives', we saw how Seohyun as Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun) had entered the world of scams because of her father, a con artist himself getting scammed. In the second episode, we will see if Joo-eun's plan for revenge worked out in the past or if it went sideways because we did see Joo-eun get out of a correctional facility. The promo of the upcoming episode that was released at the end of the current episode featured actor Go Kyung-pyo as Lee Jung-hwan. 

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In the promo, we see Joo-eun's path cross with that of Jung-hwan and when Joo-eun's mentor Hanson asks her what she is up to and if being with Jung-hwan was safe, she tells him that Jung-hwan would have no clue because he is just a salaryman who doesn't seem too perceptive. She also seems as interested in him as he is in her and it looks like the two of them are getting too close for comfort. Especially for Joo-eun who seems to be in the middle of running a trick. 

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Did she include Jung-hwan knowing that the two of them would get this close or was it all a coincidence? There is also the big question as to what really led to Joo-eun's arrest in the past. Was it her mother's greed that did not allow her to pull out of the scam on time leading to getting trapped or was it a completely different game? For one, Hanson seems to believe that the way forward for Joo-eun is to begin work again. Despite having just stepped out of prison, he forces her to begin work as usual and tells her not to get caught up in the fact that she began all of this for revenge. 

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Can Joo-eun really forget what Jung Bok-ki (Kim Hyo-jin) did to her father in the name of making him the pastor of a church and luring people in to invest money in their congregation that was all a scam. Unfortunately, despite being a scam artist himself, Joo-eun's father couldn't spot a trick and ended up losing all his money, his reputation and even got caught by the cops for fraud and embezzlement because he was threatened that his daughter wouldn't see the light of the day if he were to reveal the truth about how Bok-ki had planned it all. 

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As all of this plays out, we also wonder if Jung-hwan is really just a salaryman or if he is playing a game of his own. From all the publicity for the show, Kyung-pyo's role was marketed as a con man. So is Joo-eun up for another betrayal or will this show be another 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' like play out, only in the field of scam artists instead of assassins? We will have to wait and watch. 

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'Private Lives' airs on JTBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 pm KST and can be streamed on Netflix outside of South Korea.