'Vagabond' week 4 will likely explore Go Hye-ri's relationship with Gi Tae-ung after it was revealed she’s been crushing on him
Hye-ri has had a crush on Tae-ung since before she went on assignment to Morocco and during a team dinner, she confessed her feelings for him after getting drunk. Hye-ri's feelings for Tae-ung were initially not reciprocated by him, however, since her return from Morocco things have changed
The plot is getting thicker in 'Vagabond', especially with the introduction of Shin Sung-rok as Gi Tae-ung, a senior NIS officer in the show. Tae-ung is a sincere senior official who works with Go Hye-ri (Bae Suzy) and is brought on board the investigation of the plane crash after Cha Dal-geon's (Lee Seung-gi) repeated claims that the crash was an act of terror and not an accident.
Initially, audiences are not made aware of where Tae-ung's loyalties lie. There were even hints that he could possibly be on the side of Jessica Lee, who is the mastermind behind the plane crash.
In last week's episode, however, all of this was clarified and it came to light that the corrupt agent was none other than Hye-ri's immediate senior Min Jae-Sik (Jeong Man-Sik). We also saw that Hye-ri has had a crush on Tae-ung since before she went on her assignment to Morocco and during a team dinner, she even confessed her feelings for him after getting drunk.
Hye-ri's feelings for Tae-ung were initially not reciprocated by him, however, since her return from Morocco things have changed. Tae-ung is paying attention to how Hye-ri has taken up the plane crash case.
She sacrificed her job for the truth about the crash to come to light. This surprised Tae-ung and he may as well reciprocate her romantic interest. This is something we will likely see explored in the upcoming episodes.
In the most recent episode, we also saw Tae-ung meet with an accident in the middle of the investigation. Just when Hye-ri, Dal-geon and the others expected things to turn in their favor after bringing the truth about the crash to light, Jessica managed to throw a wrench into the investigation.
She got Jae-sik to contact a retired North Korean black ops team, to kill individuals who may pose a threat to the deal Jessica is working hard to land with the South Korean government. Tae-ung, who is investigating the crash along with Hye-ri, is caught in the middle when he finds out that the co-pilot and his wife were a part of the plan.
Just after he finds proof of the co-pilot's connection to the plan through his wife, Tae-ung meets with an accident that was planned by Jae-sik's men and at this time, Hye-ri's feelings resurface.
This is an interesting twist in the plot considering Dal-geon and Hye-ri were expected to develop romantic connections while working on the case together. Isn't that why Dal-geon was surprised to see Hye-ri as his target to take out in the present?
The events that are currently unfolding on the show are set in Dal-geon's past which he recalls after seeing Hye-ri get out of a limousine in the middle of nowhere where he is camouflaged. In the present, Dal-geon is a sniper so when he realizes that Hye-ri is his target, he is taken aback.
From partnering up with her in the past to finding her as his target, a lot must have transpired between the two and Hye-ri's relationship with Tae-ung definitely seems to be one of them.
'Vagabond' Episode 7 and 8 will air Friday and Sunday at 10 p.m. KST (9 a.m. ET) on SBC and can be streamed on Netflix.