Question I had about episode 20:
One of IRIS main objective is to prevent the summit between North and the South. Since IRIS was able to easily infiltrate so many of their men into what I believe to be a tight-secured, impregnable SUMMIT meeting why go as far as setting off a NUKE in the middle of Seoul? For example, why not let the meeting go as planned, assassinate the President from the South (forgot his name) and plant evident that it was the North’s doing. Simple, easy, and sure fire way to spark a war, right? No need to kill 150,000 citizens and you’ll have a clearer conscious (aka Chul Young wouldn’t have betrayed what’s his face).
What is the real reason for Sa Woo's betrayal against Hyun Jun? He's willing to kill Hyun Jun because if he didn't take on the mission Seung Hee would have had to, right? But why was his betrayal so rooted? At the beginning of the drama it was made to believe that he also did it for his country. If the North found out that a agent from the South murder their minister it'll cause war. But isn't that IRIS's ultimate goal in this series?! In the later part of the series I don't understand why Sa Woo continues to try and kill Hyun Jun.
And the most important reason I didn’t really like IRIS is:
My third rant is just the unclear reason for Baek San’s actions. What exactly was Baek San’s reason to frame Hyun Joon? From my understanding it’s because Hyun Joon fell in love with Seung Hee (and vice-versa) and how she was the “forbidden fruit” in his eyes. But I call TOTAL BULLSHIT on that CRAP. If Baek San was truly a father figure to Seung Hee why not affirm their LOVE? Why act like a sadistic bastard and go
“Oh this jerk is in love with my god-daughter, and even though I murder his parents and basically made his life a living hell, I’m going to frame his ass.”
Seriously, did Baek San think that he can keep Seung Hee from seeing a guy or losing her virginity forever?
I mean, Baek San monitored and control Hyun Jun’s life, so he should have a good understand of what a great guy he was.
Which reminds me, why did Baek San make Hyun Joon life a living hell? I believe (even though he never stated why) that he spared Hyun Joon life out of mercy (it’s within his character). Yet not only did you traumatized the kid by killing his parents, you sent him to an orphanage, and made him your little puppet which you controlled. In retrospect, Baek San should allow the relationship between Seung Hee and Hyun Joo after all he’s done to him.
One could say that Baek San's reason to chose Hyun Joo for the assassination mission is because he fears Hyun Joo would betray Baek San if he discovered he killed his parents. That's a reasonable EXCUSE but also a huge stretch because, like I said before, why bring him into NSS then? Why train him to be a super skilled agent for six months, let him in on all the NSS secrets, and kill him after less then three (two?) missions?
Ok, I understand, you needed to control his life because IRIS ordered his assassination and you didn’t carry it out. But why make him a part of NSS? Isn’t that like going the opposite direction of keeping him hidden and away from your “forbidden fruit”? And after all that crap, IRIS still figured out that Baek San never fully carried out his assassination order and he was never reprimanded for it. So why did the mission to assassinate that North Korean Politician (guy from episode 1) “had” to be Hyun Joon?
I thought the reason it “had” to be Hyun Joon is because he needed to be buried and unknown to IRIS. So sending him into a suicide mission was the best solution to keep him a secret. But why do so if IRIS never really mind that Baek San hadn’t killed him? And I’m pretty sure Baek San is clever enough to realize IRIS wouldn’t have punished him for not killing Hyun Joon.
Alright another scenario I figure was that IRIS knew Baek San never killed Hyun Joo. And that he was chosen to be the sacrificial lamb because for fear of “Doctor” (aka Mr. X or The Voice) reaching out to him. Which turns to my previous question, why bring him to the NSS and turn him into a killing machine, ripe for the picking by the “Doctor”?
So in conclusion, I guess my biggest rant is:
There was no reason that Hyun Joon “HAD” to be the target of that suicide mission. Writers was just creating retarded excuses. And if there “HAD” not been a reason to set Hyun Joon up, then the whole story of “IRIS” is crap.
Oh and IRIS season 2 and the movie, honestly not looking forward to it (especially because of stupid ending). You basically killed off anyone of interest in the series... Sa Woo, Hyun Jun, Mi Jung, TOP. They're better off with a new cast rather then trying to salvage the wreck they created. I predict IRIS is going to be the Korean Prison Break. Season 1 was astounding, then season 2 was just riding the gravy train, season 3 was WTF, season 4 was OMG, and OMGWTFBBQ they made a season 5. But the difference in IRIS and Prison Break was, they didn't kill off the male lead until after season 5.