I’ll go out on on a limb and share that I’m only hanging with Legend of the Blue Sea to see evil step-mommy and spineless selfish sonny get their comeuppance and the handcuffs of justice served with a side of slaps. This is gender-reversed Cinderella with a twist courtesy of drugs and a needle rather than waiting for clueless and cruel daddy to die of natural causes. Joon Jae’s familial saga is center taking stage while Shim Chung’s story moves to the sidelines for these two episodes 16-17, which makes sense since her arrival integrates her into his world and the people in it. The drama ratings have been gradually inching up from 16% to 17% and into 18% in recent episodes, but with both Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and Oh My Geum Bi ending on Wednesday, this Thursday’s episode of Legend surged to 20.8%
I breathed a sigh of relief that Joon Jae reunited with his mom at the beginning of episode 16, but the ending of episode 17 with the reverse with his dad made me sad for him even as I thought his dad totally deserved it. It was laughable how the two useless cops let the baddies execute their plan even with them just outside wiretapping the place, but I guess daddy needs to be offed so Joon Jae fully unleashes the can of whop ass on the stepmom and stepbrother.