‘Perfect Wife’ Episode 16 (2017-04-18)

Viewer ratings (Nielsen)
Episode 1   @3.9%            Episode 11 @5.3%
Episode 2   @4.9%            Episode 12 @5.6%
Episode 3   @5.1%            Episode 13 @4.8%
Episode 4   @4.9%            Episode 14 @5.4%
Episode 5   @3.5%            Episode 15 @5.0%
Episode 6   @4.7%            Episode 16 @5.7%
Episode 7   @3.5%
Episode 8   @4.4%
Episode 9   @6.4%
Episode 10 @6.1%
It looks like Eun Hee is gradually losing control, becoming more prone to violence and reverting to a more severe psychotic condition. I still think something else had previously happened between her and Jung Hee which has yet to be revealed. In an earlier episode where Eun Hee had become agitated to witness the child being spanked by his mum and recovering consciousness after her collapse, she recalled Jung Hee shouting angrily at her to get out of his sight. It must have been something major as even his mum seems to be terrified when she found out that Eun Hee is Eun Kyung. 
Bong Gu’s romantic interest in Jae Bok could be genuine but I get the feeling there’s more to it than meets the eye. Eun Hee had offered him a reward to seduce Jae Bok and he had seemed uncomfortable back then. There were certain things which kind of hinted that he could have been tempted to do Eun Hee’s bidding. Jung Hee has this niggling feeling about Bong Gu every time they meet and would tell Jae Bok to be careful of him. Perhaps it’s not so much an ex-husband’s jealousy but his intuition about Bong Gu. When Sam Kyu was beaten up by Eun Hee’s assistant, he was told to warn Bong Gu that Na Mi could be next. If Na Mi is really killed off this time, it’s impact on Bong Gu might perhaps turn him around.

Eun Hee apologies to Jung Hee for hitting him when they were arguing outside Won Jae’s house. It does seem that she is unable to control herself when she’s upset but if left unchecked, sooner or later she could really hurt someone badly. I wonder why her mum and especially her brother Brian is not helping her get the treatment she needs, but allow her to continue living with her delusions.

Hye Wook is devastated to lose her favourite toy rabbit but having her dad around makes her feel better.

Jung Hee decides to stay with Hye Wook even if he has to miss his dinner date with Eun Hee. He is unaware that Eun Hee is jealous that he’s spending time with his daughter and the dinner date is her way of getting him back to her side. She is prepared to wait for him to meet her no matter how late it might be. 

Jae Bok is worried that Eun Hee might again turn up at their house if Jung Hee is there so Bong Gu suggests that they continue their work at her house instead.
Jung Hee does not feel comfortable to see Bong Gu hanging around Jae Bok and even coming to her place. Either Bong Gu is purposely taking a dig at him or he’s taking the opportunity to confess his feelings for Jae Bok when he says he likes her.
Jung Hee seems unsure if Bong Gu is being truthful.
Jung Hee suspects that his phone and office might be bugged as Eun Hee seems to know that Na Mi had turned up at his office on the pretext of getting his approval for some documents. She had also known that he had gone to Won Jae’s house though he told her he was going back to the office. A check on his phone reveals that it has indeed been planted with a bug.

Jung Hee is so filled with anger that Eun Hee has gone to the extent of keeping track of his movement that he’s on the brink of physically hurting her, but thankfully he gets a grip on himself.

On a hunch that Eun Hee is up to something, Jung Hee conducts a search of her room. It was the last straw for him to discover that she had cut up his favourite shirt and mutilated Hye Wook’s favorite toy rabbit.

When confronted with the evidence, Eun Hee admits that she had done it because she is jealous of Hye Wook. At first I was puzzled about her cutting up his favourite shirt and then it strikes me that Eun Hee’s obsession is so frightening. She seems unable to deal with the fact that she is not the centre of Jung Hee’s world and cannot accept that he likes anything or anyone other than herself. 

Jung Hee feels sick with the realization that Eun Hee has not changed and this is probably the turning point for him. Would he really decide to give it all up and leave? What’s terrifying is whether she will leave him in peace even if he does.

Na Mi calls to say goodbye as she has decided to leave the company and start a new life. She apologizes but tells him that her feelings for him were real.
Perhaps in this moment of turmoil, knowing there is someone who cares about him is what he badly needed. 

Na Mi tells Jung Hee her plans to leave the company and get a new job somewhere else. She does not want him to live like this and sincerely hopes that he will lead a happy life.

To evoke a response from Eun Hee and to prove that she is mentally unstable, Na Mi pretends that Jung Hee has decided to leave everything to be with her. Surprise that her statement did not seem to have any effect on Eun Hee soon turns to horror as the latter starts attacking her. Na Mi is badly injured when she accidentally falls over the railing during their struggle. 

Na Mi had made a call earlier to inform Jae Bok that she is with Eun Hee. Fearing for her safety, Jae Bok rushes out to look for her but arrives too late.

It’s like a replay of the first time when Jae Bok had found Na Mi and everyone thought she died. If there’s no further twist to be expected, her death should be for real this time. 
Though it’s not premeditated murder, Eun Hee has become a real danger to those around her. If she is not institutionalized, she is going to hurt more people. I am afraid for Jung Hee and his children. 
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