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The K-drama “Eve” serves a chilly dish of revenge with a hearty dose of adultery and melodrama on the facet. Starring Seo Ye-Ji as the lead femme fatale, Lee Ra-El, the TvN drama ((*4*)) follows her elaborate schemes to precise revenge on the corrupt chaebol household behind the conglomerate LY Group that destroyed her household 13 years in the past.

Fueled by her need to take them down as soon as and for all, Ra-El strikes up an affair with the CEO of YL Group, Kang Yoon-Gyeom (Park Byung-Eun), to get entry to the highly effective individuals who ruined her life. While Ra-El has made vengeance her sole focus in life, the developments between her and Yoon-Gyeom make the viewers wonder if her facade is cracking and if she’s really falling in love with the CEO of the LY Group. Keep studying as we break down all the indicators that recommend that Ra-El could also be falling for Yoon-Gyeom and the sneaky clues which will recommend her real love will not be Yoon-Gyeom in any respect.

Who Is Ra-El’s “Twin Flame”: Yoon-Gyeom or Eun-Pyeong?


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While Ra-El’s feigned seductive techniques seize Yoon-Gyeom’s consideration as she had meant, they join on their shared love for the tango artwork kind, bandoneon, and his unhealed childhood wounds.

Though Ra-El has tunnel imaginative and prescient concerning her mission, as the viewers, we will not assist however surprise if she is feigning her emotions for Yoon-Gyeom or not. Later, throughout the preliminary episodes, she replays her stolen moments with Yoon-Gyeom in her thoughts, but it surely’s unclear if it is as a result of she was really being swayed by him or if she was simply reviewing her machinations.

She later learns that she crossed paths with Yoon-Gyeom again in the day, at which level he discovered the fable of Piazzolla’s bandoneon from Ra-El’s mentor, Maria. Now, in her outdated age, Maria posits that destiny has thrown them into one another’s lives as a result of they’re twin flames, destined to have met and linked finally.

While Ra-El’s apathetic perspective towards Yoon-Gyeom seems to shift as their bond deepens and her dazed response to discovering out about their connection from years previous could recommend she’s growing emotions for him, there’s an opportunity she’s nonetheless simply taking part in a sport. After all, there’s one other man irrevocably entwined with Ra-El who she’s just lately crossed paths with once more: the lawyer turned would-be presidential candidate Seo Eun-Pyeong (Lee Sang-Yeob).

Eun-Pyeong could not love tango, however he was the one who helped Ra-El escape LY Group’s clutches when she was an adolescent, and now he is the solely one who is aware of Ra-El’s true id and the extent of her struggles, which is why he is keen to threat every part to assist her. Is Ra-El’s relationship with Yoon-Gyeom a purple herring to distract from Ra-El’s true twin flame, Eun-Pyeong? We’ll need to hold watching to seek out out.

Who Is Ra-El’s Inner Monologue About Love About: Herself, Yoon-Gyeom, or Eun-Pyeong?

Yoon-Gyeom lastly offers in to his temptation and chooses Ra-El over his spouse, Han So-Ra (Seon Yu), at the finish of episode 5, at which era the two spend the evening collectively. In the morning, come episode six, Ra-El stares at his sleeping face, gently patting his hair. As the scene performs out, Ra-El’s accompanying voice-over could recommend the partitions she’s put up round her coronary heart are wavering. “Love can’t be hidden. It is madly impulsive, clouds your thoughts, and with nice power of destruction . . . it numbs purpose,” she says. The identical inner battle repeats when Yoon-Gyeom throws himself in entrance of Ra-El to defend her from ricocheting glass shards.

It might be the realization that she’s falling for Yoon-Gyeom that propels her to ask her pretend mother (and a associate in plotting the revenge), Moon-hee, to file the lawsuit in opposition to YL Group though she is aware of they could be leaping the gun with out sufficient ammunition. Ra-El urges Moon-Hee to expedite the course of in a bid to be executed with the pretense and her potential emotions.

On the flip facet, Ra-El’s inside monologue could not replicate her emotions however fairly be a vocalization of what she is aware of Yoon-Gyeom is experiencing whereas falling in love together with her. After all, each monologues happen when Yoon-Gyeom is appearing recklessly on behalf of Ra-El. Not to say, this is not Ra-El’s first rodeo. She has expertise seducing males, having seduced her husband, Jin-Wook, below false pretenses as properly, so she is aware of all the indicators {that a} man is falling for her hook, line, and sinker. Considering how a lot expertise she has compartmentalizing for the sake of her mission, would she actually falter for Yoon-Gyeom?


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It’s additionally value noting Ra-El is completely conscious Eun-Pyeong can be turning into invested in her plot to hunt revenge in opposition to LY Group, though it might impression his political profession negatively. His efforts to assist her regardless of the potential blowback additionally replicate the impulsiveness and numbed reasoning Ra-El speaks about in her monologue. And whereas the data that he is risking his profession to assist her would not sit proper with Ra-El, she’s additionally not above turning it down. Could Ra-El be making an attempt to hurry up her plan for revenge to keep away from dragging the one particular person actually on her facet, Eun-Pyeong, down together with her?

Why Does Ra-El Tell So-Ra About Yoon-Gyeom’s Affair?

At the finish of episode six, Ra-El drops a significant bomb on So-Ra by tipping her off about her husband’s affair. While she would not share the identify of the different lady (understandably so, because it’s Ra-El herself), she would possibly’ve been sowing the seeds for the couple’s eventual cut up. Now that Ra-El is aware of that So-Ra referred to as the pictures that resulted in her father Lee Tae Jun’s brutal homicide and her mom’s subsequent disappearance, Ra-El would possibly’ve blown the lid off Yoon-Gyeom’s infidelity merely out of spite. But there’s additionally a chance that she took the step to clear her method to be with Yoon-Gyeom. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!


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Furthering this chance is the preview for episode seven, which airs on June 22. In it, Ra-El’s godmother urges her to cease hoping for the final result the place Yoon-Gyeom divorces So-Ra. “What if I had been to develop into the woman of LY Group, not Han So-Ra?” she asks in one other scene.

Still, Ra-El is a fairly resourceful lady. If she senses that turning into the woman of LY Group might assist her additional her plot to destroy them, there is no doubt she’d pursue it. If she does, in truth, need to pace up Yoon-Gyeom’s divorce, it is not essentially as a result of she loves him.

Does Ra-El Hold a Secret Grudge Against Yoon-Gyeom?

One query “Eve” has but to reply is how a lot fault, if any, Ra-El believes Yoon-Gyeom bears for what occurred to her household. While Yoon-Gyeom appears to not have performed an energetic half in taking up Ra-El’s household enterprise, Gediks Semiconductors, we do not know if he is really blame-free for the disaster simply but.

Though Ra-El seemingly sees Yoon-Gyeom as a mere pawn in the vicious sport, the writers would possibly throw in an sudden twist in the subsequent 10 episodes, which could additionally delve into the precise causes behind his mom’s sudden demise, which Eun-Pyeong hinted he could have performed an element in when he warned Ra-El that Yoon-Gyeom is able to something.


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Has he been planning a revenge plan of his personal this entire time in opposition to So-Ra’s father, Han Pan-Ro, and his sidekick, Kim Jung-Chul? Did he order the pressured merger between two firms? Will Ra-El succeed in reaching her purpose of creating Hans undergo? Only time will inform!

The 16-part Korean drama airs each Wednesday and Thursday, with the seventh episode of “Eve” popping out on June 9 on TvN in Korea and Rakuten Viki in the US.

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