Eun-sung Makes His Scummy Move In Queen of Tears Episode 14

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: April 22, 2024 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
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Queen of Tears Episode 14 Recap
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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS

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Summary

Queen of Tears will probably have a happy ending, but Episode 14 does a good job of convincing us otherwise.

So, here’s the thing – I don’t think Queen of Tears is going to have a sad ending. I can’t say how yet, but I’m pretty sure that things will turn out okay one way or the other. But I also think, and Episode 14 proves me correct, that the show will deliberately put audiences through the emotional wringer in the meantime.

It was obvious from the beginning that Hyun-woo and Hae-in would realize how much they love each other just in time for the latter’s health woes to keep them apart. But even with that foreknowledge, the last few episodes have seemed unusually delighted to make the process as slow and painful as possible.

Does Hae-in Decide To Get The Surgery?

Let’s just right into the heart of the matter. We left Episode 13 with Hae-in having just learned the consequences of her life-saving surgery – she’ll lose all her memories. Of course, she decides to get that surgery in this episode, but it takes a while to arrive at that decision.

And Hae-in has a fair counterargument. Memories define a person. What good is her continuing to live if none of her actual life is preserved? A field may look like just a field to some, but to others, it’s a repository for deeply held sentiments and special memories.

But Hae-in is outnumbered. Hyun-woo is desperate for her to get the surgery. So are the respective families.

It’s an assassination attempt, oddly, that ends up being the dealbreaker. Thanks to an ambiguous tip-off from Grace, Hyun-woo learns that Seul-hee might make an attempt on Hae-in’s life. And, sure enough, just as he rushes to the car he believes his wife is inside, it’s T-boned by a truck.

Luckily, Hae-in isn’t in there. But Hyun-woo thinks she is and breaks into the car to save her. The sheer emotion he exhibits shows Hae-in how much he wants her to live. And thus she agrees to get the surgery.

One Last Night Together

Hyun-woo and Hae-in spend a final night together in Germany before she goes in for the surgery. She gives him a diary she wrote about their life together but instructs him to only read it after the surgery.

Something to look forward to, I guess.

In the meantime, Hae-in has the surgery, softly repeating Hyun-woo’s name as the anesthesia kicks in instead of counting down – aww – and wakes up to… Eun-sung. Ugh.

Eun-sung Makes His Move in Queen of Tears Episode 14

So, yeah, about that. We knew what Eun-sung’s plan was since the previous episode – he intends to use Hae-in’s memory loss as an excuse to ingratiate himself into her life like a creepy psycho. But his plan hinges on Hae-in not being able to remember anything at all, which isn’t quite how things seem to have worked out.

In the meantime, Hyun-woo is arrested for the murder of the broker, which occurred in the previous episode, so Eun-sung thinks he has a clear path to victory. But not quite, since Hae-in wakes up still muttering Hyun-woo’s name.

Hae-in doesn’t remember things clearly, but the feelings are still there, muddled like pieces of a jigsaw. That means, inevitably, that she’ll put them back together sooner rather than later, maybe with help from that journal or her balsam-stained true love finger.

Eun-sung only has a limited time to weave his web, then, so expect some pretty drastic actions from him in the final two episodes when he realizes he’s against the clock.

That happy ending is coming, though. Trust me.


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