MBC East of Eden reached another climax this past Tuesday night as the birth parents of Shin Myung Hoon and Lee Dong Wook which had remained hidden for decades by Rebecca who had switched them was on the way to being revealed in full to them as it caught the attention of viewers.
In Episode 32 shown on 9th December, Myung Hoon (Park Hae Jin) felt that the hatred shown by Yoo Mi Ae/Rebecca (Shin Eun Jung) for his father Shin Tae Hwan (Jo Min Ki) had more substance to it than what it seems. He goes to find her and goes down his knees, begging for her to forgive his father’s error and help Taesung Construction to pick up financially. But of course she refuses his offer but Myung Hoon tries again and manages to get into her car.
Myung Hoon tries again to ask for help from Rebecca. But just at this moment, two cars starts pursing them and rams into them repeatedly. Despite feeling flustered intially, Rebecca senses that it’s Shin Tae Hwan’s doing, and with rage and hatred burning in her eyes, she blurts out the birth truth that had been hidden for decades in her heart, “Before you die, listen carefully to my words. You are not the flesh and blood of Shin Tae Hwan! He’s not your father!”
But before Myung Hoon can take in the truth, their car crashes as both of them are knocked out. As Myung Hoon regains consicious, he sees the face of his father’s lackey who was checking the crashed car and realizes that Rebecca did spoke the truth about his father. He momentarily starts to tremble in fear.
In the preview for next week, Myung Hoon does a DNA test and verifies the truth with Rebecca in hospital about his real birth parents. What will the truth bring to him, Dong Chul and Dong Wook? Will they persist with revenge?
In other developments this past week, Dong Wook tries to prosecute Shin Tae Hwan but is held back due to the intricate political games. During their entire exchange, their fatherly bonds was highlighted in great detail indirectly.
Hye Rin parents and Young Ran’s father tries to link Dong Chul with Hye Rin by sending them on a business trip to Japan. Young Ran who was also there felt immense jealousy and you can feel the tension. Young Ran asks Dong Chul not to go but he does go in the end. During the trip, Hye Rin develops an interest in Dong Chul and confides in Dong Wook that she has found a new man.
Young Ran decides to help Dong Chul betray her father by stealing vital bidding information, required to takeover Taesung Electronics. She wants him to strike out on his own and not be subjected to her father’s orders anymore.
And in a simple scene between Ji Hyun who met Dong Wook by coincidence at a bookstore, they reminisce about how they used to spend all their time in a bookstore. But Ji Hyun said something heartwrenching to Dong Wook, “My heart (her love for him) has remained the same. Even now. It has not changed.”
Dong Wook is just like his father, Shin Tae Hwan, unable to safeguard their loved one. First it was Ji Hyun and then Hye Rin. Ill-fated Dong Wook.