'Why Her?': Will Gong Chan die? Fans worry about Hwang In-yeop's character after Episode 5

The Seo Hyun-jin starrer SBS drama takes over TV ratings as fan theories begin to roll


                            'Why Her?': Will Gong Chan die? Fans worry about Hwang In-yeop's character after Episode 5
Episode 5 of the K-drama 'Why Her?' sparks new theories that fans look forward to in future episodes of the top-rated SBS show (SBS TV)
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Spoiler Warning: The following article will discuss the plot of the ongoing SBS K-drama, 'Why Her?'

The year 2022 is the year of female-led K-dramas and June seems to be the month for it. We have Seo Yea-ji's 'Eve', which is currently airing, as well as 'Liberation Notes' starring Kim Ji-won which recently ended; and now we have Seo Hyun-jin starring SBS drama 'Why Her?' (Why Her) that tells the story of a woman who is involved in a rat race to the top as one of the best lawyers in the country.

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The basic plot of the show revolves around Oh Soo-jae (played by Seo Hyun-jin) - a young clumsy law school graduate who worked at TK Law Firm. Something dark and gory happens in her life at the firm under the guidance of the manipulative megalomaniac Choi Tae-guk (played by Huh Jun-ho) and his son Choi Joo-wan.

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In her rookie years as a lawyer, Soo-jae picks up the case of Gong Chan (then known as Kim Dong-goo), who is wrongfully accused of raping and murdering his step-sister Na-jung. Gong Chan (played by Hwang In-yeop/In-youp) was wrongfully convicted and he served time in prison until he was set free after the real murderer is caught. He assumes a new identity to live his life with the goal of becoming a lawyer and finding Soo-jae, the only person who had faith in his innocence. With the goal of keeping fans on the edge, the ongoing K-drama is presently one of the top-rated show's in the county with a two-digit viewership rating from as early as its third episode. Now as the fifth episode was released, fans have started theorizing on upcoming Episode 6 of 'Why Her?'

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With the popularity of K-drama 'Why Her?' a lot of fan theories are floating around. Let's talk about a few of them.

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Will Gong Chan die?

While Chan was somehow involved in the drama, he was outside the criminal master-mind Choi Tae-guk's radar. Somehow by having Soo-jae call him to help her out when she was in danger, and him finding the USB flashdrive has inserted him in the middle of the fiasco, with Tae-guk finding out about him and using his power, influence, and possibly his younger son Choi Yoon-sang, Chan's friend, to his advantage. It seems like Yoon-sang will betray Chan in order to be with Soo-jae and somehow land Chan in danger. Since Soo-jae is also developing feelings for Chan, it is likely that Tae-guk used Chan to waver Soo-jae's confidence. 

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Did Joo-wan kill Na-jung, Chan's sister?

With Tae-guk's older son, Joo-wan, lighting fires with his recklessness and leaving his father to resolve his controversies, it is possible that the girl who was seen unconscious in Episode 3 of the show was none other than Chan's sister, Na-jung. Tae-guk may have used Chan (then with a different name) as a ploy to save his son from the accusations of raping and murdering Na-jung. It is also likely that Chan is already aware of all this and is only back to avenge his sister and to take revenge on TK Lawfirm for ruining his family.

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Who is Eun-seo?

Even if there was only one shot of a mentally disabled patient, Kang Eun-seo, she was able to make fans of the show wonder about her presence. There is not much known about her other than the fact that Seojung University's director Baek Jin-ki paid a visit to her at the hospital; one theory points out that she is the "wife" of Joo-wan, who was fighting a custody battle against the son of Tae-guk. Considering the fact that Jin-ki often cleans up after Tae-guk, it is likely that Eun-seo is the girl who was unconscious in the room with Joo-wan and his friends. Another theory claims that Eun-seo is actually Na-jung, who was raped and claimed to be dead to avoid the scandal. It further states that since she was found pregnant with Joo-wan's child, she was kept around but her mental health got the best of her. 

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Is Soo-jae's child alive?

Episode 5 of 'Why Her?' really gave fans a shocker as it was revealed that Oh Soo-jae was in love with Tae-guk's older son, Joo-wan. After she got pregnant, she was manipulated by Tae-guk and sent to the US. The law firm owner married off his son behind Soo-jae's back, but a pregnant Soo-jae delivered a still-born child waiting for Joo-wan to show up in the States. After initially attempting to end her life, Soo-jae actually finds the will to live with the sole purpose of destroying Tae-guk as she makes her return to the firm. Now, the fact that Soo-jae never got to see her child throws up the potential idea that Joo-wan's child is actually the one that Soo-jae delivered, and which was taken back to South Korea from the US without her knowledge.

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Who is Yoon Se-pil and how is Baek Jin-ki involved?

Another theory claims that Yoon Se-pil, the owner of opposing legal firm SP Partners, is determined to help Soo-jae only because of Baek Jin-ki. The fifth episode showed the law firm owner meeting Jin-ki, which could mean that it is Jin-ki who is the mastermind behind the chaos and is trying to avenge what Tae-guk and his son did to Eun-seo. Eun-seo could possibly be the daughter of Jin-ki or somehow connected to both Se-pil and Jin-ki.

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