This is the final part of our Woman review, we look back at the last four episodes, a list of favorite scenes, reactions from the viewers, excellent reviews from fellow bloggers and final thoughts on the whole drama.
My friend and fellow blogger Heisui @My Drama Tea remarked that she has no favorite episodes anymore because all the episodes since the 6th were incredible and just so awesome. I agree with her, but there is simply one episode that I love the most – Ep 9, and I’ll get into the details later… After delaying for a few weeks, I think that watching the remaining episodes in a marathon was both an exhilarating, inspiring and intense experience for me. Family, is after all, what matters and this show presents us with a family filled with characters who are vulnerable, imperfect, biased but definitely human.
The two kids, especially Nozomi, are not entirely clueless to what’s going on. They have some idea about their Mom being at odds with their grandma, and that there is something “unsaid” about their relationship. Koharu’s half-sister circles like a dark character in a comics book, about to spread something sinister and malicious – which she did in the previous episode – revealing her role in the death of Koharu’s husband. Episode 8 has an atmosphere of expectations and painful separation.
Koharu decided to confront Sachi about her sister’s behavior and admission. Their mom apparently has a secret she’s trying desperately to hide, and Koharu’s confusion turned into deep suspicion about her and Shiori’s hidden agenda. As Sachi and Kentaro return, Koharu goes on the offensive. Sachi is, of course, aware of the previous confrontation between her daughters and it shows – she became very receptive to Koharu – to the point of being super nice to her.
I heard her clearly. “I was the one,” she said. It was because of my lie that it turned out like that. Koharu recalls her conversation with Shiori and tells her Mom.
Still, Sachi defended Shiori which further infuriates Koharu. Owning to the tragedy by a flimsy excuse of giving her daughter’s husband pears.
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