'Private Lives' Episode 8: Will Joo-eun meet Jeong-hwan and learn he’s alive? Fans think they’re being trolled
'Private Lives' Episode 8 will see Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan continue to approach the same problem from two ends. Joo-eun, with Jung Bok-gi's help, attempts to track Edward Kim and learn as much as possible about her husband Lee Jeong-hwan, who she believes has died. Jeong-hwan, on the other hand, wants to learn why his boss and the kingmaker of GK have kept him in the dark about Edward Kim and how he had been filming docu (or scamming people) as the con artists say, along with Bok-gi. So sooner or later, Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan will meet as their paths will cross and if we were to go by the promo of the upcoming episode that was provided at the end of episode 7, this moment may come much sooner than later.
One of the fans who is as excited as us at the main leads meeting after this long took to Reddit to post, "They (the creators) better not be trolling us and let the main couple meet tomorrow. OMG. If that clip was a troll (like how they tried to portray that Bok Gi was gonna meet Edward last week but actually didn't), I think I'mma actually riot." This seems to be a sentiment shared by many, as the lead characters have endearing chemistry so far.
Another fan, who posted their thought about the episode, also referred to the upcoming episode and wrote, "I CANNOT WAIT FOR THEM TO CONFRONT EACH OTHER. I WANT EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS, CURSE WORDS AND ANGER!!! then I want them to kiss, makeup and save each other from this nightmare situation with Jaewook & GK. PLS. I NEED PANGYO COUPLE IN SAME FRAME NOW. NO MORE WAITING. IM DYING OVER HERE!!!"
Beyond the chemistry that the fans want to see in the show, there is also the fact that we are now halfway through the show. So it doesn't make sense that Joo-eun and Jeong-hwan haven't begun working together already. One fan also made the same point and wrote, "By this point, it makes zero sense that Jung Hwan hasn't told Joo Eun that he's alive. He thought staying dead would be to protect her, but this is twice now she invaded the mansion and has almost gotten herself killed...all in the name of revenge."
Can Jeong-hwan and Joo-eun really go up against a mammoth company like GK which employs shadow agents that are as good as the secret agents who work for the NIS (Korean Secret Service agency)? We believe that forces have to get together, join efforts to bring down the big, bad and ugly. The chances of that at the moment are high, however, that is only if we are not being trolled by the editor of the show.
'Private Lives' airs on JTBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 pm KST and can be streamed on Netflix outside of South Korea.