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Special Affairs Team TEN: Episode 3
by | March 18, 2012 | 39 Comments
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Time for some love for Do Shik! And Min Ho’s cute glare. The title of this episode is “Mimosa,” in reference to a plant (not the drink) that shrinks when touched. It’s known to be a shy plant, and its nature is allegorical to the case and the suspect in question.

Song of the Day

TEN OST – “Breathe” by Mad Soul Child [download]

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Chapter 1: Dog Nose

It’s raining one evening, but all the youngsters of Seoul are out for some drinking and clubbing. In a dark alleyway away from the hubbub of people, a middle-aged man gasps for breath, clutching his abdomen and trying to call someone. When that someone finally picks up, we hear Do Shik’s voice, greeting his old friend and junior. He refers to the dying man as “Dog Nose,” but “Dog Nose” drops the phone before he can answer, and he dies, alone.

Naturally, Do Shik takes the case, with Ye Ri as his assistant. Autopsy reveals the victim – Detective Ahn Sang Taek – was stabbed seven times (not necessarily by a professional), and that he was stabbed after he collapsed based on the angle of his wounds. Do Shik angrily leaves for his friend’s station, and ransacks through his files at his desk. The other police officers from that station verbally protest at him going through other people’s things (instead of, yunno, dragging him out of there), but Do Shik discovers a case file of suicides.


No one else in the station but Detective Ahn seems to investigating these suicides. Suspicious… and Do Shik jots these cases down.

His preliminary investigations lead him to a toxicology lab, where he meets a former colleague. Det. Ahn had apparently approached this colleague with some hair from dead female corpses, asking her to see if there were any GHB residue. There was.

Do Shik smiles – the reason why he gave Det. Ahn the nickname “Dog Nose” was because he was always very good at sniffing out drugs. But this time, he sniffed out something that cost him his life.

Min Ho is busy sparring at a training center, and suffice to say – he’s pretty bad at fighting. He’s knocked down completely, but refuses to lose. He gets back up, charges for his opponent, and the bell rings – Ye Ri needs his help for the Det. Ahn case. Aww, poor Min Ho – it’s hilarious as he falls down on the mat out of defeat and embarrassment.

Ye Ri needs Min Ho’s help because he is close to the officers in the Reference Room, and can get Do Shik the files he needs. Min Ho finds it a HUGE inconvenience because now he has to splash on some cologne. “I’ll forgive you, because you’re cute,” he adds to Ye Ri, before plunging into the female jungle the Reference Room.

With his honeyed words and a little shoulder massage, Min Ho tries to get access to the suicide case files from his female sunbae. It would get her in a lot of trouble if she handed it over without the families’ consents, but she finally is won over by the promise of “love for a junior” and his sweet-smelling cologne. I love it – we now see Min Ho’s secret weapon!

Ye Ri also requests for Ji Hoon’s help by way of a post-it note. He takes a look at the case file and scoffs, but on his way to the elevator, he can’t help but stab the down button seven times, reflecting Det. Ahn’s wounds.

He later positions himself at the front of a lecture hall, facing police officers who are ready to learn about serial killers. He takes down the prepared slides from the projector and puts up photos of two dead girls in different acts of suicide. Both were cases Det. Ahn was investigating. The challenge for his students? Find what’s wrong in the photos.

Do Shik is at the scene of the crime, and notices that the alleyway has no CCTV cameras around that would give a clear view of the crime. It was a well-chosen place for a murder, and Do Shik notes that the killer must be a local to the neighborhood. He checks out Dog Nose’s phone and presses the speed dial “88.” No one answers.

Meanwhile Ye Ri gets a locksmith to help her open the front door to her home because she forgot the key – or more like, help her break in to Det. Ahn’s home. His house is an absolute mess, with empty soju bottles and dirty jjajangmyun plates littering the floor. She gains insight into Det. Ahn’s character: he’s a workaholic. He’ll eat anything well and do the minimum cleaning just to get by.

In his bedroom Ye Ri notices a flowering plant by the window. It surprises her that there is still a living thing in a house that Det. Ahn seems to rarely come home to. She touches its leaves, and they immediately droop down – it’s a Mimosa pudica plant. Scratched on the pot is “Noli Me Tangere” – “Don’t Touch Me.”

Chapter 2: Noli Me Tangere

Ye Ri brings the plant back to Ji Hoon to check out, and she’s a little disappointed to see that he hasn’t unwrapped the cactus plant she gave him. “It’s too painful when I get pricked,” he says flatly. Heh. Another sunbae-officer barges into the office, angry that Ji Hoon is investigating Det. Ahn’s death when it should have been handled by the Internal Investigation Unit.

Ji Hoon apologizes, but then goes on to make a presentation to his superiors, including Chief Jung, about the case. He shows them the photos of the two dead women, pointing out that they’ve been ruled as suicides. However, his lecture class found inconsistencies: for one girl, if she died through carbon monoxide poisoning from a burning coal briquette outside her car, how is it her shoes aren’t dirty from walking on the mud? And if the other girl hung herself, why does she have strangulation marks around her neck?

The reason why Det. Ahn was investigating these several suicides was because he smelled GHB in them. Someone drugged these victims, and then made the murders look like a suicides. Ji Hoon believes they have a serial killer in their hands. He also presents the plant Det. Ahn had received before he died; the Latin message has religious roots, and Ji Hoon believes they’re dealing with a new type of ritualistic serial killer who is ready to kill again.

That does it – Chief Jung formally assigns the case to Ji Hoon, and takes the sunbae-officer out to lunch to smooth things over.

Meanwhile, Do Shik has instructed Min Ho to bring the strongest officers to a remote riverside. Min Ho thinks that they’re dealing with a narcotics gang, but Do Shik belatedly informs him that they’re dealing with one drug abuser. (Everyone in the car: *GROAN*) But Do Shik has a plan – trap the target’s car in the front and back on the road, and leave him nowhere to run. The strong officers can then take their pipes and start beating the crap out of the car, thus freaking out the target inside. (I didn’t know police could be so abusive…)

Ye Ri supervises several other officers from Internal Investigations as they bring in all the file boxes of three suicide victims Det. Ahn was investigating. They’re so bitter that Special Affairs Team Ten gets to use all of their resources without doing half the work, so Ye Ri soothes them with some cooling beverages. But each victim has a tower of boxes, so Ye Ri is gonna have a long night sorting through all of that by herself…

Back to the lecture hall – Ji Hoon discusses a couple more cases with his police-students of homicides-made-to-look-like-suicides. The officers all note that there is some form of ritualistic manner in all the deaths based on how the bodies are laid out for all to see. It’s as if the murderer wants to be noticed, and yet, because he covers up  his crime as a suicide, it seems like he also doesn’t want to be discovered just yet.

Ye Ri’s research goes deep into the night, and she hasn’t gotten very far in finding a common link between the three victims. She spots a CD of The Doors belonging to one of the female victims, and pops it in to keep her awake. It’s “The End,” and Ye Ri notes that the haunting song does not really fit that of a young woman. She gets carried away in the song nevertheless, but then suddenly discovers a common thread: the three victims were all obsessed with Jim Morrison and The Doors in some form or another.

Back to Do Shik: turns out he never wanted to arrest this drug abuser; it’s just that this guy is Det. Ahn’s informant. He figured it out because the drug abuser is number “88″ on Det. Ahn’s speed dial. Do Shik had kept his informants as number 88 on his phone, and Det. Ahn had followed his example. The drug abuser knows that Det. Ahn is now dead, but insists he would never have hurt the guy. He also doesn’t know of any GHB-dealer that would kill him over drugs, but there is one dealer called Mr. Mojo who is quite famous for dealing it in Hongdae. His location? At a bar called Doors.

Coincidence much? I think not.

Chapter 3: No One Here Gets Out Alive

Do Shik heads into the bar and surveys the place. There aren’t many people, and he gets a menu from the quiet, affable bartender/owner. Do Shik asks if the owner knows of Mr. Mojo, but then presumes that the owner overlooks Mr. Mojo’s dealings in exchange for some commission.

He heads to the bathroom, and bumps into a foreigner. The foreigner apologizes in English, but Do Shik takes the opportunity to make it a big deal. He starts fighting with the foreigner, declaring that he’s a detective and that the foreigner should apologize. As soon as Do Shik announces he’s a detective, one of the patrons quietly gets up and leaves. Caught! That’s the suspect Do Shik wants to tail, because he’s probably Mr. Mojo.

But the guy is too fast, and Do Shik loses him as soon as he gets out of the bar. Too bad he can’t get away from the foreigner though, who’s so pissed off now that he beats Do Shik up.

Even though Do Shik returns to the office all bruised up, he does manage to swipe the suspect’s drinks – a water bottle and a beer. He catches Min Ho flirting with another female officer and orders him to go get a DNA and fingerprint analysis on the evidence.

Ye Ri presents her findings on the three victims to the rest of the team. Her research led her to a website that was a fan page for The Doors, but it was closed down because its participants were beginning to exchange information about suicide. This site was most probably where their killer found his targets. The site’s administrator was a drug abuser named Yoon Seung Min. Online alias: Mr. Mojo. At that moment, Min Ho’s “friend” at the lab confirms that the DNA and fingerprints on the bottles belonged to Yoon Seung Min. The timing could not have been more perfect.

Ye Ri then cross checks the list of victims whose cases were ruled as suicide, with the list of participants on the website. They match. Looks like Yoon Seung Min/Mr. Mojo is the killer.

They track down his location to a tiny basement apartment, and quickly enter the empty home. Do Shik touches a cup of tea, notes that it’s still warm, and quickly yells that Seung Min must have just left his place. Him and several officers rush out on to the street, and split up in search of him. Seung Min is actually waiting around the corner, watching them look for him. He quickly walks off in the opposite direction unseen.

Only Ye Ri remains inside the home, where it’s like a shrine to Jim Morrison, and spots Morrison’s biography. She sends the book and her report to Ji Hoon: Seung Min had wanted to commit suicide as well, but failed several times because he lacked courage. She posits that he may have killed others as a way of gaining courage to kill himself eventually. A search through his apartment reveals the murder weapon used to kill Det. Ahn.

Do Shik, Min Ho, and several officers stake out outside of Seung Min’s home in the hopes of catching him. Ye Ri is inside, still inspecting his things, when she notices a calendar with certain dates circled. Those dates match the dates of the past suicides. Today’s date is also circled, and Ye Ri frantically knocks on Min Ho’s car door to get his attention.  “We shouldn’t be here!” she cries. “Yoon Seung Min is going to commit another crime!” Just then, they hear a report from the police station that someone just jumped from a roof in Yeouido.

It’s pouring by the time the three of them arrive at the scene of the crime. They check the body under the sheet – it’s Seung Min. Today was not a day of another murder, but of his own suicide. With the suspect dead, is the case now unsolved?

Thankfully, Ji Hoon disagrees, and he calls Min Ho from his office requesting that they check for GHB in Seung Min’s corpse. Ji Hoon believes that there was someone else who survived and witnessed the suicide. Do Shik scoffs; what could Ji Hoon possibly know while sitting in his office? But then, they notice a set of footprints leading away from the roof in the stairwell. It couldn’t have belonged to any of the officers, so it’s very likely that those footprints belong to the real killer.

When they reconvene in the office, Min Ho confirms that toxicology found GHB in Seung Min’s corpse. They wonder how Ji Hoon knew that Seung Min wasn’t the real murderer. Ji Hoon says he found the Morrison biography in the other three victims’ belongings, and that there was a message on the last page of each book: “I will wait for you by the door. -Mr. Mojo.” The writing is old-fashioned, because some of the words no longer conform with the Hangul spelling revisions made in 1988. It indicates that their suspect must be someone who’s a lot older.

Ye Ri also notes that she thinks all the victims wanted to commit suicide. She went through their online posts, and it was very specific on how, when, and where they wanted to die. That means, the killer is actually just someone who helped them  commit suicide once they were ready; it was assisted murder. Det. Ahn was probably killed because he got too close.

Photos of the footprint returns to the office, and Ji Hoon questions why the front part of the shoe made a mark when going down the stairs. He had expected that they would find the heel part of the footprint. Do Shik quietly digests all the information, and then leaves the office. Ji Hoon chases after him – shouldn’t Do Shik report to him first if he wants to do something on his own? Nope – Do Shik just wants to be left alone.

Chapter 4: The End

Do Shik ends up back at Doors bar, where it’s mostly empty, and asks for a strong drink. He complains about working so hard, and then getting chewed out by a boss who’s younger than him – what has the world come to!? Shot after shot, Do Shik continues to guzzle down alcohol long after the straggling patrons leave. The owner brings down the gate and marks the bar as closed. When he returns, Do Shik remarks that his coat is wet; the owner must have gone out during the day in the rain. If so, isn’t he tired from being up all day, and then working all night?

In the meantime at the office, Ji Hoon puzzles over the case while Min Ho and Ye Ri twiddle their thumbs. Ji Hoon figures out that Mr. Mojo, who will wait for the victims at the door, must still be someone at the bar Doors. He looks at his watch; it’s late. He has Min Ho call for a police squad, and they race over to the bar.

Do Shik is completely drunk, unable to stand on his own two feet. The owner tells him to take it easy, and Do Shik figures out that this must be how Det. Ahn died too. The owner admits as much, but he says he got Seung Min to stab Det. Ahn instead. Once he got some drugs into Seung Min, it was easy to convince the fella to just do the deed.

The effects of the drug taking effect, Do Shik drowsily asks why the owner did it. He says that he enjoys killing people and watching them die. Since there are many who want to commit suicide, he feels like a hero in helping them get to heaven faster. He believes that if Det. Ahn hadn’t come sniffing around investigating, he would have eventually made his way over because he wanted to die. The owner then puts on a dark jacket and opens his drawer full of knives. Selecting one, he slowly makes his way over to Do Shik, who has his head down on the bar counter.

Suddenly, Do Shik’s head pops up, and he whips out a recorder. “Confession recorded!” he declares triumphantly. He laughs at how cowardly the owner is, since he can’t kill someone unless they’re drugged up and blacked out. A flashback reveals that Do Shik had wisely tossed out several shots of alcohol when the owner wasn’t looking, and then just acted as if he were drunk.

Do Shik pulls off his jacket, and angrily says that he does not believe Det. Ahn was ever depressed or suicidal, because he himself taught that detective how to endure and live. He knows his junior better than anyone else. OK then – the owner unzips his jacket – it’s now war!

Somehow, it cracked me up more to see two old ahjussis beating each other up, lifting one over his head and smashing the body down on tables. Oh – and Do Shik is on the losing end, getting his ass whipped by someone who looks a good deal older than him. At one point, Do Shik takes a second to gather his anger and strength to land at least one decent punch. Eventually he manages to pin the owner down, and punches the living daylights out of him.

However, the owner grabs a pocket knife from his pocket, and then stabs Do Shik in the abdomen.

Min Ho and Ye Ri finally arrive at the bar, where they find Do Shik sitting on the floor and clutching his bleeding abdomen. He urges them to go after the owner, who’s run away, before he goes and kills someone else. Min Ho and the officers race through the streets of Hongdae, and eventually track the owner down as he crosses a bridge. They corner him, and immediately he whips out his knife.

He steps ever closer to the bridge railing, and Min Ho slowly inches forward. He puts down the handcuffs as a way of showing peace, but the owner backs away too much and topples over the railing.

He manages to grab one of the bars, and Min Ho quickly grabs hold of his hand. The owner is too scared to die himself, but Min Ho is losing grasp of the owner’s hand. Miraculously, Do Shik appears with a cane; he orders the owner to grab it, and they will then pull him up. “You don’t have the courage to die,” he tells the owner. “So before I push you down, hold on to it!”

They pull up the owner, and he is quickly arrested. The ambulance arrives and quickly treat Do Shik for his wounds. Ji Hoon finally arrives (once all the dirty work is done) and takes note of Do Shik’s condition: “You said you really wanted to beat him up and catch him yourself, so I let you go… but did you even get to punch the guy?”

Do Shik: “I show my wounds externally. The bastard is the one who shows his wounds internally – he won’t live long.”

Heehee. Ji Hoon wants Do Shik to honor the promise that he will acknowledge him as the leader now. Grudgingly, Do Shik manages to say, “Director Yeo… I can’t say ‘sir’.” Ji Hoon smiles and leaves, adding, “Good work, sunbae!”

Awww – now the bonds of brotherhood are formed.

Do Shik then deletes Dog Nose’s number from his speed dial, wishing him farewell. Ji Hoon heads back to the bar and puts on The Doors’ “The End” on the record player. He takes a long look at a photo that we never see. And another officer spills some gossip to Min Ho about Ji Hoon: the reason why Ji Hoon quit the police force long ago was because he killed his woman.

I knew it!!

Comments:

I am so sucked into this drama. I love how we are learning about each character, so I hope we’ll gain some more insight in Ye Ri and Min Ho in upcoming episodes. Do Shik is painted as an intensely loyal character who is willing to get down and dirty to draw a suspect out his shell. Ji Hoon is ridiculously twisted – taking pleasure in getting into the mind of a killer, and finding each crime a game. But he also has the ability to think two steps ahead of his colleagues so that he can maintain a broader scope of things.

This case was relatively straightforward, as I was able to pick up that assisted murder was going on rather than serial killings. Just to recap: The real killer seems to be the owner, and he just Seung Min/Mr. Mojo do the dirty work for him at times. The one thing this episode has was drawing similarities between the plants and the characters. For one, the similarities are obvious between Ji Hoon and the cactus (they’re both prickly and shouldn’t be bothered with), but what I like is that he’s also a Mimosa pudica plant. He should not be touched, and does not want to be touched. And curiosity will kill the cat – in this case, Ye Ri. As the credits roll, we see Ye Ri returning to Ji Hoon’s office in the late evening to unwrap the cactus – but she gets pricked herself and draws blood. It’s a clear warning: some things are better left untouched. She will bleed for him if she digs any deeper into his past, but we don’t know about Min Ho. Hence, I am more interested in watching Min Ho discover the truth about his boss.

I await more twisted cases!

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39 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. byul

    Thnks for the recap:) I got addicted to this show soo quickly..the first episode remains my fav so I love reading the recaps again..I felt so sorry fo Do Shik in this one! I’m waiting impatiently for your analysis of the last ep cause not much made sense…anyways awesome job!

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    • 1.1 Girl

      i started watching the series after i read the first recap too! and finished it in a weekend.. lol. i didn’t understand the ending as well , so i’m hoping kaedjun can shed some light ;)

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  2. kbap

    thanks for the recap :D

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    • 2.1 kbap

      Wow, I am too really into this drama. Seems so awesome (and grisly, but that’s alright). I need something out of the norm to watch. Something not so…reserved. (Shows on SBS MBC and KBS always tend to be less…violent. Though I get why.)

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  3. Revy

    Thankies for the recap. Even though i finished this series i like reading your thoughts.

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  4. Stardust

    Thank you for the exciting recap! =D

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  5. Noelle

    LOL. I just read the name for the episode and couldn’t stop thinking about Parks & Recreation. Good times.

    Thanks for the recap!

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  6. HappyEndings

    love the song of the day! And thank you for the wonderful recaps. I’m following along while i watch.

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  7. cinny

    Thanks much kaedejun. Great recap!

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  8. dramaaddict

    WHERE CAN I WATCH THIS DRAMA WITH SUBSSSSSSSSSS

    I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE T_T PLEASE HELP

    and thanks for the recaps!

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    • 8.1 LeiDiAngelo

      it’s being subbed albeit very slowly in dramacrazy.net ! i just started wtaching this tonight from that site :)

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  9. Fruchtzwerg

    @dramaaddict: you can watcht the drama online with subs on viki.

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  10. 10 jomo

    Thanks for the recap.

    My fav scene was when Yeom Minho puppy dog eyed his way into the Reference Room lady’s good graces,after telling Yeri he thought she was cute!
    I wanna see more of THIS side to the boy.

    I think I actually understood this whole episode with its twists and turns, except one thing: GHB? What kind of drug is it?
    Like PCP? Meth? Whatever it is, it didn’t look like a fun drug!

    The star of this show, other than the coolest plant ever!, was the music. The Doors – which I have to admit I played over and over and over in high school – sounded fresh being teamed up with the visuals and themes of this show.

    Great job. music man! I want to hang out with you.

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    • 10.1 hipployta

      Western audiences know GHB more as the date rape drug if that helps

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      • 10.1.1 Jomo

        Ah! Makes sense now. Not for fun but gain.

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    • 10.2 Linda165

      Ay Minho! He’s a noona killer and he knows it. And he knows how to use it at his advantage. Smart boy!

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  11. 11 daniela

    A good one! I felt like in “Colombo” – they introduce us the killer from the beginning.
    I already watched the series but I love reading the recaps.

    And, as I promised I watched “Sign” (still at 19-th) but It’s much to low (or easy, can’t find the right word). I kept on fast-forwarding the scenes with the director of NFS. I need one more hour to finish it, but I fall asleep every time :))

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  12. 12 Alexis

    Just finished the last ep and I hate the ending! It’s a total cliffhanger! How much longer do we hv to wait for part 2?? :(

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  13. 13 Mystisith

    Thanks for the recap! Talk about an addictive drama…
    I figured out the mobile of the crime halfway, but it didn’t bother me. I just love that noir universe: And all those metaphors (the plants, Dog Nose, the all door allegory).
    This drama is all about study of characters: What are the dark forces that move people, that make them do things crazy or incomprehensible at first look?
    The OST song is now in my folder.
    Min Ho is a certified noona killer. He can use his Secret Weapon with me anytime, anywhere: What do you want to know sweetie? Hell, i would give him the code for my credit card! He sure needs some love after what he went through in ep 2.

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  14. 14 jojo

    Finished the drama…loved it. Love your recaps…music’s not bad either…thanks.

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  15. 15 dapinaymrs

    this looks interesting…I didn’t know this one…where to watch it since viki doesn’t work here?

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  16. 16 Suzi Q

    TEN drama was one of my faves!!! Finished all episodes.

    Each episode was really suspensefully written and acted.
    The characters are well defined, and I enjoyed the actors immensely.

    Each crime and solution had a twist so you never knew until the end. You really felt like you were doing the detective work with them.

    TEN is so much better than SIGN which I thought was boring. I like the actors, but didn’t care about the SIGN storyline which wasn’t that compelling.

    Great job for the well written and wonderful recaps!!

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  17. 17 IzOcha

    Thank you for the recaps! I started watching after the first one was posted a week or so ago. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!…one of the best of its kind…an imaginative darkness. It has delicious classical suspense. The support cast is droll, ajussi (Kim Sang Ho) adorable (love his everyman quickness), and enjoy Joo Sang Wook’s creepy blankness (but currently find superman solutions annoying). Plus, I totally dig the music.

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  18. 18 John

    Kaedejun~

    Thanks for the recap. I’m really enjoying the show. I’ll have to second Mon Ho’s assessment of Ye Ri, she is cute.

    Just a general question about police in Korea, do they carry firearms? It would be a given that a homicide cop in the USA would carry a weapon.

    On a completely different note, I watched a Chinese movie, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame on ionair. Worth checking out . Lots of kung-fu and a pretty good epic action flick.

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  19. 19 shin

    What do you mean by “because he killed his woman.”?

    who’s “he”?

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    • 19.1 jomo

      JSW’s character said, “I killed my woman.” That’s all we know so far.

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  20. 20 zara

    i love this show!!! and i love your recap!!!!!!!!!!!
    im hooked, really. now i need to watch this! where can i watch it? tq

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  21. 21 true.bawaka

    I had to watch Ten after the 1st recap…of course I wanted to watch just one episode and the rest together with the recaps…not possible…watched all episodes in two days…I bet Im not the only one…

    Thank you Kaedejun, I am looking forward to the next recaps…love your little insights and remarks.

    Now, I have one very important question: Is Joo Sang Wook “mined”?
    This man is a cutiepie. Seriously, seeing him in the drama and seeing him on Running man…like two different people. Ok, Im exaggerating a bit…but you get what I mean.
    I only saw JSW in Giant (on ep.32 right now), but I think the character in Ten suits him more.
    What do you think? Have you seen any other dramas with him?

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    • 21.1 jomo

      Things I have seen: (not in any order)

      Feast of the Gods – currently airing. He plays opposite of THIS role. Romantic, silly, goofy, respectful of elders. If he weren’t going against Lee Sang Woo, he would have my heart, but alas, LSW in his speedo and his van, got me good.

      Giant – very handsome. Should have worn green more often.

      The Accidental Husband/That Fool – played a robot part. Not a good role for him.

      Air City – didn’t have much to do but stand around and look at large monitors.

      Thornbirds – He was good, but the character got on my nerves with his love for the bad girl. Watch this if you really like to yell at your screen.

      Paradise Ranch – OMG he was soooo handsome. He totally should have gotten the girl!

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      • 21.1.1 Mystisith

        Paradise ranch is a total wreck EXCEPT for the man! Who would believe in taking Changmin instead of JSW??? I still laugh my head off from this.

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        • 21.1.1.1 jomo

          And JSW had good chemistry with his ex wife (who decided to become an assassin in Joseon times with Una in WBDS.)

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      • 21.1.2 true.bawaka

        Now I dont know what to watch next… :)

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  22. 22 Rainyday

    What I love about this drama is the twist and turns. and it’s really one of those dramas that you’ll get addicted to not just because you like the lead actor but because of their acting and the story itself.

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  23. 23 goldeng

    EECK! whats with all the drama boys killing their women? O__o creepy … but id like to know what really happened cuz i doubt he simply “killed” the girl x.x I really like this kind of character for him…!! since PAradise Ranch ive fallen for Joo Sang Wook’s sweet character, then in Thorn Birds I kind of wanted to strangle him for being SO dumb… and I really wanted him to do something different like TEN! :))

    the guy playing min Ho is the cute yellow ranger in Rooftop Prince and now i know how he could fit both roles just seeing the way he made his sunbae in the Reference Room hand him the info they needed xDD I wish they could reveal more about each character…

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  24. 24 CM

    The first sentence in episode 1 first part’s recap made me too scared to watch the drama…just reading the recaps for now… but I think I might be able to cope with this one…I’ll read next episode’s recap and give it a chance…maybe…maybe I can watch it without having a heart attack…

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  25. 25 Insiya

    hey, is there a way to find out what music they use in the 4th episode in the ending is?

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  26. 26 Gasenadi

    Thanks, kaedejun. I’d be lost w/o you! Sometimes I can get the meaning from the context, but others, it’s the complete opposite – what’s written in the subs and what’s explained in the recaps. Makes understanding mysteries much harder.

    Just realized as I started watching this episode that the music is like listening to a ’60′s hit parade. Had to go online and research Jim Morrison, the song The End, and Mr. Mojo. Fascinating implications for the plot.

    Also noticed that episodes one and three deal with suicide/murder and the related issues involved. Not shying away from controversy, I see.

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  27. 27 Pandoraylam

    OHMYGOD!

    Javabeans, Girlfriday, I found this:
    http://thekoreandrama.com/korean-drama/special-affairs-team-ten-episode-3.html

    THAT SITE IT’S ALL COPY PASTE!!

    I don’t understand, I can’t believe it!! O___O

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