Oh Kim Eun Sook. Why you be taking my praise for episode 13 of Heirs/The Inheritors and immediately photo-bombing me with evidence that you’re about to lift a major OTP scene from Secret Garden and plop it right into this drama? Even worse is that I think I’ll end up liking it. Sigh, so torn between my brain that tells me this is major repetition exploitation and my heart that says Eun Sang and Tan can make out all they want in public. SBS just released the latest stills from the drama that show Tan and Eun Sang having a decidedly romantic moment in front of all their classmates at a party. The preview for episode 14 shows Bo Na and Chan Young throwing a make up party (i.e. making up from their fight), during which Rachel decides to be vindictive as usual and outs Eun Sang’s poverty status by ordering drinks from her part time job cafe and making her deliver it. It’s like this drama cannot have an episode where Eun Sang isn’t being tormented in some way. The moment Young Do stops mentally messing with her, in steps Rachel to fill the void and unleash whatever pent up frustrations have been plaguing her pampered life. Tan then shows up and some table flipping occurs in the preview, and now comes the still that show him taking off her waitress uniform and then giving her a forehead kiss.
I said this party kiss scene came straight from Secret Garden where Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won sucked face for minutes on end in front of a party full of rich and privileged guests. The Heirs version is comparatively chaste since they are teens, but if Kim Eun Sook wrote it the same way and the PD asked the same from the two leads, I wonder if Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye can deliver the same level of kissing? I hope my hypothetical question is put the test at some point in the remaining episodes because good golly this drama needs a bit more sexiness and a little less longing. The drama also promised us more Choi Jin Hyuk as Kim Won in the second half of its run and it’s delivering this week by having him record the latest track on the OST called “Don’t Look Back”. His unresolved romance with Hyun Joo remains one of the least developed and most underused narrative thread in this drama. I doubt the remaining 7 episodes can deliver any compelling development on that front unless something drastic happens like Won and her have a passion filled night out that results in her getting pregnant a wedding below his status v. illegitimate child conundrum arises for Chairman Daddy. That I would really love to see since Won and Hyun Joo are old enough to do more than forehead pecks and closed mouth presses.