I’m happy to be enjoying Heirs/The Inheritors with no expectations of quality or consistency. After a rather unexpected solid episode 12, I didn’t dare to hope episode 13 would take the narrative further. If Tan outed his own bastard status, he’s clearly trying to upend the entire chess game of his life, but would the drama tell us that the game is glued on the stand and nothing Tan can do (yet) will change things? Will Rachel still want to marry Tan? I think so, because she’s probably even more pissed he outed his own illegitimacy so that he can be with Eun Sang, rather than living with the status quo where none is the wiser. Right now only she and Esther knows so there’s a good chance she’ll cling on to him. I want Tan’s rebellion to mean something, to actually have stakes, but in the preview for episode 13 he’s back to playfully bantering with Eun Sang and they seemed to have moved into Myung Soo playroom for the time being. I guess the big shocking reveal hasn’t caused major ripples yet It don’t mind if Bo Na, Myung Soo, and Chan Young all help shelter these two, at least its something not aggravating to watch. Sadly Chairman Daddy isn’t going to let Tan slide with just a few sharp slaps on the cheek, he looks to ready plans to send Eun Sang to study abroad to get her away from Tan. It’s depressing to see him manipulative and so not creative going about it. The preview did have a little sliver lining, when Tan is sleeping on the sofa and Eun Sang wishes him a good dream, he says he’s already having it because she’s right there. That Tan, he may not be book smart but he sure has a sweet glib tongue. Now if only he can keep from manhandling Eun Sang all the time, then the boy can be taught.
Preview for episode 13:
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