For those (still) watching Hyde, Jekyll, Me, the big twist at the end of this week’s episode 8 felt like a much needed jolt to the heart, didn’t it? Revealing that Sung Joon‘s supporting psychiatrist/hypnosis expert was the Big Bad was exactly the thing needed to raise the stakes by giving viewers someone meaty for Seo Jin/Robin to confront rather than that inconsequential hypnotized assailant. I’m sure the medical science behind the hypnosis power is as silly as all the drama analysis of Seo Jin’s DID condition but at the least the writing clearly intended all along for Sung Joon to step into this new compelling presence in the story.
His character has always worn turtlenecks and now we know it’s because his childhood self was burned on the back of the neck. The drama also filmed the episode 1 hospital attack with Sung Joon playing the masked assailant and this week released the BTS pictures showing him goofing off on that green screen rooftop set with Hyun Bin‘s Robin and Ha Na. I’m assuming he’s still redeemable at this stage since no one has died, he merely has Professor Kang trussed up like his own S&M turkey, but I actually want to see Tae Joo/Soo Hyun go alllllll bad rather than have some sort of teary epiphany cry session with Seo Jin. Bring on the full crazy, Sung Joon! Have some fun with the role and thereby help make this drama finally fun.