‘Perfect Wife’ Episode 19 (2017-05-01)

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 17 @4.8%
Episode 8   @4.4%          Episode 18 @4.9%
Episode 9   @6.4%          Episode 19 @4.9%
Episode 10 @6.1%
This drama is certainly putting me on an emotional roller coaster. To be honest, I do not like how pathetic Jung Hee is portrayed throughout the drama, with hardly any positive aspect to his character. I do not get why the scriptwriter is piling on all this negativity on a lead character. How low is his character supposed to go? I am on the verge of swearing never to watch another drama from this scriptwriter Yoon Kyung Ah because I do not like this totally skewed characterization. I would like to ask Sang Hyun too why he even considered taking this role. As he had pointed out himself, Jung Hee is a character with less than 1% growth.
With 1 more episode left, what is there left to expect? So is Jung Hee going to lose everything as punishment for his ‘sins’, remain the same undeserving man or perish with his tormentor? At least this episode has given me a little hope for Jung Hee even as it made me tear up a lot. For once, Jung Hee is doing something selfless. Sang Hyun’s eyes have always been my weakness and once again they are speaking to me loudly.

With Eun Hee admitted to the mental hospital, Jung Hee is fired from his job at the company and asked to leave the house. Though there was never any mention of other members in his family, it seems he has a brother who had run off with their mum’s lease deposit. As a result, they had no where to stay and had to resort to hanging out at a jimjilbang (korean bath house) for the time being.

Jae Bok is always on edge and unable to sleep well as she’s haunted by nightmares of Eun Hee taking away her kids. Bong Gu suggests that they visit the mental hospital so that she can see for herself that Eun Hee is safely locked away in there. 
Jung Hee misses Jin Wook and secretly watches him from afar as he’s too ashamed to let his son see him in his present state.
The setback encountered has made Jung Hee realize his mistake thinking success could be achieved through Eun Hee. What he had within that short time did not really belong to him. 

Jae Bok is horrified to learn that Eun Hee has been discharged from the mental hospital and she’s only been there for a month.

Jae Bok is worried that Eun Hee might get back at Jung Hee for admitting her into the mental hospital.
Jung Hee is equally worried for her and the children.
Eun Hee claims to have recovered fully and hopes to get back together with Jun Hee but he tells her to forget him and lead a happy life. 


I do think Eun Hee’s obsession is getting really tiresome.  

In Jae Bok’s nightmare, Eun Hee is with Hye Wook but Jae Bok is unable to get to her. The image is so disturbing that she wakes up screaming in fear.

Jung Hee is dismayed that his mum should fall for Eun Hee’s trick and had moved back into her house.
Eun Hee unexpectedly turns up at the office to apologize to Jae Bok and Bong Gu. She reassures them that she has fully recovered but Jae Bok does not believe her one little bit.

The constant tension and fear finally takes its toil on Jae Bok.

Jung Hee feels responsible that Jae Bok should end up in such a state when she has always been strong. Aware that he is the only one who can put a stop to all this madness and keep Eun Hee away from his family, he steels himself for what he must do.  


If he sets foot into this house again, there will be no turning back. This is the only thing he can do for Jae Bok and their children, to keep them safe. And that look in his eyes stabs me right through the heart.

He tells Eun Hee he has decided to forsake his family and live with her, just the 2 of them together.


He will endure, he must endure even if it kills him.

Jung Hee starts a diary, recording his observation of Eun Hee.

Jae Bok is incredulous that Jung Hee is back with Eun Hee. How could he when he is aware of how dangerous she is. Is he still hankering for success, so much so that he is willing to live like this?

Jung Hee tells Bong Gu to look after Jae Bok and the children, and not to contact him again.

As he turns back to look at Jae Bok and Bong Gu moving away, a deep sadness is reflected in his eyes. There is no knowing what will happen now but he will have to endure and live with his nightmare. Just like Jae Bok, my heart is breaking into a million pieces.


Waking up from another nightmare, the sudden recall of Brian’s remark on Jung Hee gives Jae Bok a deep sense of unease. Jung Hee might be back at his job in the company but has lost his drive. When she had asked him what he would do if something were to happen with Eun Hee, he had seemed resigned to his fate. 
Something just does not feel right with Jung Hee and Jae Bok had to go and see if he’s alright. Not getting any response on his phone only increases her anxiety.
Meanwhile Eun Hee is busy decorating a secret room in her basement. It gives me a sense of dread to imagine what this room is for ….. a prison, torture chamber or to keep his body? OMG!
Jung Hee is awakened by the persistent ringing of his phone and the door bell. As he makes his way down without answering his phone, he wonders where Eun Hee could be. 

An expression that seems to say “What is she up to?”
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