Only read this after you’ve watched The King 2hearts episode 17, because this is explanation (and assumption).
Originally, this post is my comment in dramabeans comment thread, but since the comments piling up, I move this here to ease to read, and add some pic, but the information mostly the same.
Most of us must be remember when we were wondering what had BonBon do to Jae Shin. Probably even until the extent of guessing lots of terrible things, iclude r*pe, abuse, humility and else, but tracing back, the writer had given us a very CLEAR clue, but apparently none of us realize it.
The clue it self is “Ride of Valkryes”, Bong Gu’s favorite piece, also the song which trigger Jae Shin’s panic attack. Is it just because the song played when the ‘incident’ happened? I don’t think so…. I believe it is well planned, by Bong Gu.
Let’s back track, what is Ride of Valkyries?
According to Bong Gu, this very song was played in Gas Chamber for Jew in Hitler’s reign, a perfect song to accompany the murder of our beloved Jae Kang doesn’t it?
Stop there? NO
Actually this is shameful, because I know “Ride of Valkyries” and I also know what valkyrie is (thanks for tha absurdity plot of Xena which decorating my teenager mind), but I don’t realize it until the end.
And when I realize this, I’m awed at the brilliance of the writer, because it isn’t just a clue for Jae Shin’s memories, but knowing this means adding layer for Bong Gu, and how insane this man is as well as how cruel he is.
The clue it self lies beneath the name of ‘Valkrye’,
What is Valkyrie?
A valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide who falls and dies in battle. (cited from wikipedia page of Valkyrie)
So…what is it?
Valkyrie, as mentioned above, choose the one who dies. Put it in my own word, valkyrie is similar with God of Death, but in much more honorable mention (and beautiful portray). Now, let’s back to our drama: a female, choose someone who die, in battlefield..does it sound like Jae Shin to you?
Jaeshin finally ‘choose’
I think this is the reason why the writer choose ‘Ride of Valkryes’ to trigger Jae Shin’s memory, and not another, because the song remind her self that ‘she choose to kill her own brother’.
addition explanation: No, JaeShin didn’t pull the trigger, the amount of charcoal she put is not much. But what shakes her the most is her decision to chose her life over her brother, push by the song, it makes her look like the ‘killer
So what do I mean with adding layer for Bong Gu?
Valkyries work under Odin.
Who is Odin?
Odin is a principal member of the Æsir (the major group of the Norse pantheon) and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, but also wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt. (citation from wikipedia, Odin page)
War, magic….and when you put Bong Gu there…You know that he consider him self as Odin, the highest god of war… ordering valkyrie (Jae Shin) to pick up a soul in battle (war), whose soul? You know whose…
Simply put, by this song, Bong Gu isn’t just placed him self as the God for his own satisfaction, but also blame Jae Shin’s (mentality), that she is the Valkyrie…(and considering Jae Shin study abroad for music, I bet she understand this), and she CHOOSE to end her brother’s life.
I shall remind that this is an assumption, but if this is true…scary isn’t it? Kim Bong Gu could develop into a really scary enemy if he is given the time…I can’t watch Bong Gu without shuddering after realize this…
Wait for the next set of read behind the lines of this beloved drama!