I’m so grateful tvN quickly released a preview for episode 11 of My Secret Hotel. It goes a long way in assuring folks that the fat lady hasn’t sung yet and there is still plenty of twists and turns left to determine which smexy hottie wins Sang Hyo’s heart. For all of the deserving knocks on Hae Young being too immature, Sung Gyum’s inscrutable shadiness also colors him with plenty of flaws. Sure Sang Hyo can ditch both guys and find someone else but what I’m getting at is that I like that both her guys are vastly different choices in personality and approach plus the flaws are not deal breakers. Other than Sung Gyum maybe being the murder, if that’s true then that is a deal breaker, heh. Doesn’t matter how swoony he is when he kisses and sings heartfelt dedicated love songs, being a hotel serial killer is a major no no.
I still think Sung Gyum is not the murderer but he’s definitely hiding something. I went back to episode 1 and when he asked Sang Hyo out to dinner and probed her with questions, his interest in her background might be more than simply making small talk. I don’t know but he’s got to have more skeletons in the closet, whereas Hae Young is a throbbing ball of id at this point focused only on winning Sang Hyo back. Which begs the question why he didn’t do it in the interim 7 years and needed to wait until he crossed paths with her again. I find this drama works so much better on letting the feelings splash across the screen rather than dig too deeply, especially since Sang Hyo actually remains more of a cipher than Hae Young because simply being hurt doesn’t explain why she could still love Hae Young or not love him enough to risk being hurt again. I’m looking forward to episode 11 revealing more murder mystery secrets and giving Hae Young the break to even the odds with Sung Gyum.
Preview for episode 11: