Drama Recaps
Ghost: Episode 10
by | July 2, 2012 | 49 Comments

We don’t have idiots on this show! Not only are Hyuk Joo and Woo Hyun incredibly sharp and suspicious of everything, but Hyun Min has quite the expansive network and his uncle has quite a keen mind despite his feeble state. So while we have everyone trying to prove that Hyun Min is the real killer, we also gain a peek in just how large of a beast Woo Hyun, Kang Mi, and Hyuk Joo will have to fight if they want to go up against Hyun Min.

Jong Hyun was paid off to keep a secret on who killed Nam Sang Won that night, as he saw the face of the killer. It’s his testimony that leads Hyuk Joo to arrest Jae Min, although we know that Jae Min’s really being framed here. Of course, there’s a media blitz surrounding his arrest, and Se Kang’s stocks subsequently fell.

Hyuk Joo has no solid evidence that Jae Min murdered Nam Sang Won, as he only has a witness’s testimony. Director Jun is not pleased, as Hyuk Joo could have made an unnecessary and controversial arrest for nothing. But Hyuk Joo did it on purpose; whether Jae Min did it or not, Se Kang Group is still involved. With the media firestorm, he can now ask the prosecutor for that search warrant he was so unwilling to give before to look into Hae Myung Resort and Se Kang Group.

Hyuk Joo also understands that if his hunches are wrong, the mistake will affect more people within the bureau, so he is willing to bear full responsibility for his mistakes. A responsibility that Prosecutor Im Chi Hyun hopes Hyuk Joo will most certainly carry after all the mess he’s caused. He wants definite proof of murder, but Hyuk Joo says the only way to do so is to exhume Nam Sang Won’s body and perform an autopsy. And Prosecutor Im has the power to issue that warrant.

Prosecutor Im reminds Hyuk Joo that if it’s not murder, not only will he lose his badge, but he’ll also be arrested for wrongfully arresting Jae Min. I didn’t realize that wrongfully arresting someone from the almighty Se Kang Group warranted imprisonment; are they gods of Korea or something?

Director Moon informs Hyun Min that the police have begun an autopsy on the exhumed Nam Sang Won. Though things seem to be going their way, Hyun Min refuses to let his guard down. Hyuk Joo is a very worthy adversary.

Woo Hyun returns to the office with one single-minded goal: to find the silver notebook laptop that Nam Sang Won supposedly gave him. (*I thought it was just a notebook, but it’s actually a “notebook” as in a laptop!) He even asks Kang Mi if she’s ever seen old-Woo Hyun’s other laptops. She knows that Woo Hyun had a work laptop, and one at home, but neither matched the silver color.

It’s imperative he finds it, as it supposedly contains evidence on who could have killed him. Mrs. Nam knew that it was very important to her husband and Woo Hyun, and she wondered if Woo Hyun’s “accident” was more like attempted murder. She begs Woo Hyun to find the truth behind her husband’s death. Unfortunately, there are no signs of a laptop at Woo Hyun’s home, or any emails regarding it. It’s even likely that maybe Nam Sang Won never delivered it to Woo Hyun.

Back at Safe Tech, an employee informs Jae Hee by his desk about discovering a lead on Nam Sang Won’s computer. Jae Hee runs to cover the USB – he knew all along it was a bug! It’s too late though, because Seung Yoon hears the phrase; she doesn’t really know what it means, but it’s another clue! Jae Hee is visibly rattled, as his employee just unwittingly gave out information he should not have at all.

In the bureau, Jae Min’s father, CEO Jo Kyung Shin, visits his son and orders everyone to get out. Jae Min insists he’s innocent, but Kyung Shin wants the truth of what happened that night. Guess he doesn’t believe his sonny boy!

The cyber crime team waits anxiously for the results from the autopsy on Nam Sang Won’s exhumed body. The autopsy results are finally faxed over, and Hyuk Joo and Woo Hyun go report the results to Chief Shin and Director Jun. It’s murder! The medical examiners found traces of sodium azide in his body; sodium azide is a poison that affects the heart and the brain, and that’s why it appeared that Nam Sang Won died of a heart attack. Woo Hyun adds that the chemical is only sold to manufacturers – especially to automobile companies that use it for air bags. Automobile companies… like Se Kang Automobiles where Mrs. Nam worked?

Warrants to be issued, Hyuk Joo then tells Woo Hyun he’s pulling him off the case. He still does not trust Woo Hyun, as it’s possible that Woo Hyun could delete all necessary evidence with a click of the mouse when they go investigate the homes. Hyuk Joo swears he will discover the whole truth later on. Aww – but after “Twinkle,” how could you guys still not trust each other?!

Sang Woo gives a smug smile to Hae Myung Resort’s concierge when he hands over the search warrant to confiscate their computers, while Young Suk visits Se Kang Automobile with another search warrant. Young Suk and Kang Mi find a vial of sodium azide in Jae Min’s office – damning evidence that he really killed Nam Sang Won. It’s warrants galore as CK Company, Hae Myung, and Se Kang have to hand over all their computers and files to the police.

The information is catalogued and processed, but they don’t find anything new. Sang Woo verifies that there are no guest lists kept on record, although he did see Jae Min on the CCTV recordings heading towards villa 12. As for Nam Sang Won’s car, it was first parked at villa 15 and then moved to villa 12 twenty minutes later. The suggestion is that Nam died in villa 12, by the hands of Jae Min. As for Woo Hyun’s car, it was parked at villa 15, but left before Nam’s car. The suggestion there is that Nam and Woo Hyun met initially and exchanged the laptop.

While looking through CK’s financial department’s computer, Eung Jin finds evidence that Nam Sang Won was handling a secret account for Jae Min under CK’s name. There was approximately 100 million dollars in that account, and Nam Sang Won pocketed 10 million. On top of that, Kang Mi finds files in Jae Min’s computer of his illegal wiretaps on Dr. Go Jae Sung, Lee Jong Hyun, and Mrs. Nam. (I love how Sang Woo gets a leetle too close to his lady love when looking over her shoulder at the screen.)

All evidence is pointing at Jo Jae Min to be the killer, but Woo Hyun doesn’t believe it at all. It’s just what the real killer wants you to think. Woo Hyun knows that Nam Sang Won was killed in villa 15, and Jae Min just found him dead in villa 12. According to Jong Hyun’s testimony, he saw Nam Sang Won drink through a window, and then collapse from the poison. His killer had then moved into view, and Jong Hyun saw Jae Min’s face.

(No way – Jae Min’s suit is a lighter color than the killer’s suit in the Phantom video file!)

Jong Hyun adds that he was paid off to pretend he didn’t see anything, just like Doctor Go Jae Sung. But then, Se Kang Group also tracked them down and planted listening devices around them.

When Woo Hyun hears of Jong Hyun’s testimony, he thinks something is off about it. Kang Mi says it’s possible for Nam Sang Won to have been killed in villa 12 because the inside furniture layout is all the same for every building. But Woo Hyun wants to check to be sure, since he knows old-Woo Hyun was present for the killing. He goes into the interrogation room where Jae Min is being held, and receives his testimony.

Jae Min had gone into villa 12 to meet with Nam Sang Won, as was scheduled. However, he found the body and Jong Hyun found him standing over it. Afraid for misunderstandings to arise, Jae Min asks Jong Hyun to lie that he was never there that night, and to clean up the body. He even pays Jong Hyun off for it. Jae Min honestly thought Nam Sang Won died from a heart attack, but he just didn’t want the situation to get so messy.

However, the next day, Jong Hyun and Nam’s optometrist came to see him and said they knew Nam Sang Won didn’t die from a heart attack. They threatened to have Jae Min arrested for murder, so he paid them off and gave the optometrist a position in the hospital. But Jong Hyun kept coming back, and so Jae Min had to keep paying him off. That’s what escalated the situation, and pissed Jae Min off the most.

Later that evening, Hyun Min returns to the office to find Kyung Shin waiting for him, wanting to have a “talk.” Hyun Min sets down some tea and asks what Jae Min said regarding the investigation – did he really kill Nam Sang Won? Of course, Jae Min didn’t, and his testimony is based on the fact that he was constantly threatened. Even Kyung Shin believes that if his son had told him sooner, he would have resolved everything for him already. Since Jae Min’s story is so different from the police’s version, someone is lying.

Kyung Shin is no weak fool. He knows that someone else paid off Jong Hyun with more money – and that it was Hyun Min.

Back at the bureau, Sang Woo has received the analysis report regarding the sodium azide they found in Jae Min’s office. It’s confirmed to be that poison, and it appears that a year before Nam Sang Won died, Jae Min had visited a German automobile factory with the other Se Kang Automobile directors. They had visited the airbag assembly line, and even bought a sample of the sodium azide then. Everything is fitting a little too perfectly.

Woo Hyun finishes up his interrogation with Jae Min with one last question: Does Jae Min know who he is? And he holds up an ID by his face that says “Kwon Hyuk Joo.” Jae Min: “You’re Inspector Kwon Hyuk Joo.”

Yep – definite evidence that Jae Min did not kill Nam Sang Won, as he didn’t even recognize who Woo Hyun was. Now how to explain that to everyone else without implicating himself in the process?

Kyung Shin thinks that it is Hyun Min framing Jae Min, because the only person who could know Jae Min as well as he is Hyun Min. Hyun Min can easily plant evidence, and has much to win if Jae Min loses. But despite all these accusations, Hyun Min is as cool as a cucumber. Kyung Shin dares him to see if he can get Se Kang this way.

Hyun Min: “Se Kang was mine originally.”

That makes Kyung Shin laugh out loud – which is another slap to Hyun Min’s face because of the disrespect Kyung Shin has towards his older brother, Hyun Min’s father. Hyun Min replies evenly: “If you give up on Se Kang now, I’ll let you live.”

Kyung Shin: “Ooh, scary. I think you forgot that the chairman of Se Kang is me. Get your hands off Jae Min. For my son, I can do anything.” Neither is frightened off by the other’s threats. Oh yay – escalation!

For most of the bureau, the case seems closed, Prosecutor Im has ordered that the case be handed over to him. Hyuk Joo is outraged because he wasn’t ready to hand over the case to Prosecutor Im just yet. When he storms out to meet with Prosecutor Im, he sees his witness Jong Hyun leaving, to be taken to the prosecutor’s office. Hah – he’s definitely not a happy camper now. He has one question for Jong Hyun first: why did Nam Sang Won go to suite 15 first before suite 12?

Jong Hyun doesn’t know. He wasn’t there earlier in the night, having run errands for Nam Sang Won, so perhaps his boss was just visiting other people he knew in the resort?

It’s a perfectly reasonable answer, and it unsettles Hyuk Joo even more. This case is progressing too easily; since it’s Korea(n drama), it shouldn’t be this easy!

Woo Hyun and Kang Mi try to logically figure out the criminal’s mind. The real killer must have known Jae Min was going to meet with Nam Sang Won in villa 12, so he framed Jae Min by moving the body and car to villa 12. In a reenactment of that night, we see that it was Jae Hee who moved it, and barely got the body in place before Jae Min entered the villa. Jae Min was probably going to just be a witness to the death, but the poison was then planted in his office to make him the suspect. However, because the doctor could have found evidence of the poison, and the driver saw the night’s events, both of them threatened Jae Min and needed to be paid off. The real criminal then went to both of them, and paid the two of them with even more money to make sure that Jae Min gets accused of the murder.

Kyung Shin is no sitting duck though; he contacts Prosecutor Im right away regarding the case. He spoke to Im’s superiors and wants a nice conclusion for this case. He reminds the prosecutor that after all this, Jae Min will be even more wealthy and powerful in the future than now.

Prosecutor Im agrees to Kyung Shin’s request and hangs up… while sitting in Hyun Min’s office. Hyun Min – one step ahead of everyone else! He asks Kyung Shin to “investigate thoroughly, just like the case 13 years ago.” Ooh- what case 13 years ago? Prosecutor Im sounds like he’s about to note the difference between the two situations, but Hyun Min interrupts him – there are many types of crimes that Jae Min could be pinned for. He just needs to be found guilty for one of them.

Kyung Shin is not the only father who would do anything for his son; Hyun Min’s father had said the exact same thing, and that is why Hyun Min won’t forgive his uncle for whatever it is he did. (Probably in stealing control over the company from Hyun Min’s father.)

Woo Hyun believes the only way to prove Jae Min’s innocence is to locate the laptop Nam Sang Won gave old-Woo Hyun. Now all he and Kang Mi have to do is retrace both men’s steps on that day in May.

At the same time, Jae Hee reports to Hyun Min with the recordings on the location of Nam Sang Won’s laptop. Turns out, Mrs. Nam’s necklace was bugged, so they were still able to capture everything! Their conversation proves to Hyun Min that he was right in assuming Woo Hyun had the laptop. Now they just need to find it.

That evening, Woo Hyun and Kang Mi gather in his home for some late night working. Woo Hyun will try to locate where old-Woo Hyun went on that day, while Kang Mi tracks where Nam Sang Won went. The beginning of the day for both is pretty standard, borderline boring. Kang Mi reminds him that back then, old-Woo Hyun was chasing after Hades, a.k.a Ki Young. Heh. He was giving his best friend quite the headache.

Sometime in the evening, Nam Sang Won went to a golf club and used his credit card there, and then afterwards headed straight for Hae Myung Resorts. As for old-Woo Hyun, he got off work at 6pm and headed to a department store to buy a toy – presumably for his son. That’s when they come across a foreign number; old-Woo Hyun had received several calls from that number, so Woo Hyun goes off to investigate it. Kang Mi can go check out the golf club and see if they could have possibly met there.

Kang Mi meets with Nam Sang Won’s former caddy, who always followed him through his rounds. However on that day in May, even though Nam Sang Won had made a reservation at the golf club, he only gave her a tip and said he would rest upstairs. She remembers what he did because he had died that day.

Meanwhile, Woo Hyun locates the strange number to a pay phone, where Nam Sang Won had called him asking to meet. Of all people, he ends up bumping into Young Suk! They’re surprised to find the other, as Woo Hyun usually sits at the computer and lets Young Suk do the actual brunt work of investigation. Young Suk also asks if Woo Hyun’s father is well. Shifty… clearly Young Suk is getting ahead in his investigation regarding Kim Suk Joon.

Yeon Joo meets with Chief Shin and Director Jun regarding Jo Jae Min’s case, as she wrote a cover article on it for her newspaper. I bet she just wants a case status update… She knows that the cyber crime team is still investigating it, but Director Jun has no updates for her to report on. Yay! No information sharing!

On her way out of the bureau, Yeon Joo bumps into Seung Yoon – who happens to be her biggest fan evaaaaaa! Haha – I love how Yeon Joo’s face is like, “Um… ‘kay…” Seung Yoon introduces herself as a reporter at True Story, which actually piques her interest. Since Seung Yoon is looking for Hyuk Joo, Yeon Joo offers to take her to his office. It’s her opportunity to also introduce herself to Hyuk Joo in the hopes that she could get scoops from him.

Hyuk Joo isn’t close with reporters, so he finds no reason to speak to Yeon Joo in the near future. However he’s speaking to Seung Yoon… Smelling a scoop, Yeon Joo suddenly acts a lot nicer to Seung Yoon, encouraging her to call if she ever needs help. Seung Yoon is her way in to the cyber crime team’s doings.

Once Yeon Joo leaves, Hyuk Joo tries to kick Seung Yoon out too. Just as he opens the door, Seung Yoon cries out, “But I brought important evidence!” – right in the earshot of Yeon Joo. Crap – she’s totally going to figure out that Hyuk Joo might be tailing someone on Hyun Min’s team and might be doing something illegal!

Seung Yoon tells him about Nam Sang Won’s laptop, and asks if they confiscated any laptops as part of evidence. They didn’t, so Hyuk Joo asks to listen to the recording. He hears a sudden clap that cuts off the sentence about Nam Sang Won’s laptop, and replays it several times. Hyuk Joo realizes that Jae Hee knew it was a bug; the clap was Jae Hee covering the USB bug, and everything they had said before (about Nam Sang Won’s murder, and about checking the CCTV tapes again) was a setup to lead the police towards Jae Min. Hyuk Joo gleefully relishes over the fact that the case is far from solved, and that he has a new opponent in Jae Hee.

To solve the case, Hyuk Joo needs to find the laptop. It’s clearly the real evidence over the real killer, one that Jae Hee’s team is searching for. That’s why they were bugged in the first place, because they were hoping the police would lead them to it.

Woo Hyun’s lead is a dead end, because he can’t find any CCTV cameras or any logs of the call made on that pay phone; he has no idea who may have made that call. Thankfully Kang Mi does have a lead – she says the caller is Nam Sang Won. Though he was supposedly at the golf club when the call was made, she says that he never played and was looking for shuttle buses to his area.

In his mind’s eye, Woo Hyun realizes that Nam Sang Won was running away from his followers, and called up old-Woo Hyun to give him the laptop. He handed it off, then went back to the golf club at around 9pm. If old-Woo Hyun went to buy a toy for his son that day, it’s likely he went to his father’s home in Yangpyung. And then he could have met Nam there.

Kang Mi hands over her business card to the golf caddy, thanking her for her help. The caddy notices that Kang Mi’s from the same police department as another detective who had come to visit her earlier. Who!?

Woo Hyun rushes to his father’s home and meets the housemaid. He asks if she remembers anything about a visitor from last May. The housemaid remembers – someone had left a laptop for Woo Hyun and told her to give it only to him. But she had forgotten all about it until recently, when Woo Hyun’s coworker had come to pick it up. Coworker?! Who!?

Flashback! It was Young Suk! He had come in, lying that he was going to pick up the laptop and deliver it to Woo Hyun for her. UH-OH! Woo Hyun remembers that before the warehouse explosion, old-Woo Hyun had told him there are many more Phantom-sympathizers in the police bureau. Young Suk is one of them. It explains why Young Suk was also near that phone booth when Woo Hyun was there.

According to the housemaid, he hadn’t left more than an hour ago, so Woo Hyun rushes out, speeding towards Seoul. Young Suk is ahead of him already though, and heads towards a rest stop on the way to Seoul. He grabs a drink and sits by a secluded bench… where he meets none other than Hyun Min.


Why hello there Young Suk! You’re quite devious! I’m personally quite glad that Young Suk’s character has been developed even more, though I did not expect him to be evil! I was hoping he was going to do his own personal investigations and discover the truth about Woo Hyun, and maybe side with him and Kang Mi. Now, if he figures out the truth about Woo Hyun, he’s probably going to ruin him!

This episode was full of people trying to figure out the truth that we viewers already know, so for the most part it didn’t capture my interest. It was a waiting game for me: “When are you going to figure it out? When are you going to figure it out?” However I have to say that with every piece of damning evidence pointing towards Jae Min, I got more and more frustrated. Hyun Min is too good at being a criminal! Even from one year ago he was already meticulously planning for his cousin’s downfall, as the evidence from one year ago already implicated Jae Min. I bet Kyung Shin’s recent announcement of making Jae Min the Vice-Chairman prompted Hyun Min to let it all be revealed. Though Director Jun had been the catalyst for this investigation, Hyuk Joo was close to finding the link between Shin Hyo Jung and Hyun Min too. In this episode, he disregarded the fact that he saw Hyo Jung’s car at villa 15 since he was so distracted by all the evidence towards Jae Min.

I’m also quite curious as to the case referred to that occurred 13 years ago and was resolved by Prosecutor Im. It could be related to what Ki Young had discovered through Kim Suk Joon’s computer 10 years ago, though I think what happened 13 years ago was the root problem that put Hyun Min on the path of Phantom-like vengeance for his father. He’s such a meaty character – I want to watch just a flashback of Hyun Min’s younger days as he probably battled through family politics between his father and uncle when he was younger.


49 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ubo

    For those who are still missing out, this is one of the best thriller I have ever watched.

    • 1.1 Matcha Latte No 1

      agree with you. this is my fave now. no kissy-kissy or lovey-dovey thing, yet it’s still so exciting that i need to watch it raw! btw, thank you so much to kaedejun, i decided to follow this after reading episode 3 recap.

      • 1.1.1 katy


    • 1.2 MsB

      Love thrillers and a fanatic of the crime genre so this is right up my alley! Romance? Please, don’t ruin it by injecting some stupid romance scenes!

      • 1.2.1 ace

        not really agree ;))

        actually i pretty like the chemistry between KiYoung and KangMi 🙂

        well, put a little romance scenes wouldn’t be that stupid ;)) really 😉

        even without the romance scenes, people already attracted with this series ^^

        i think people understand it’s about suspense and thriller, so there won’t be much romantic scenes as in rom-com dramas 😉

        but still, the chemistry between KiYoung and KangMi is too good to be wasted! ^^

        • MsB

          I just think of HIT whereby the romance story was almost unnecessary and really did not add to the story! If it had been totally devoid of one, I would have loved it more.

        • antonia

          agree with you!!! seriously this drama doesn’t need romance, but a little romance between KY and KM would make it better, i love their interactions, and their chemistry is great!

          • Leeyuri

            Totally agree with you guys. Actually I think this drama is so exciting I know love is not required. But still, I don’t think it would make the drama less attractive to add more short romantic scenes between Kang Mi and Ki Young. Because they are two characters with complete different personalities than the usual romantic drama we have nowadays. So in my opinion, it would be really interesting. If it doesn’t happen, I will not really care but if it does I would be really happy.

  2. OMG

    I too felt like the episode was revealing things to the characters that we the audience already knew…but it was still interesting. What i dont get is how Woo Hyun cant connect the dots to Hyun Min…. i mean the guys know his names, acts like he’s known him for forever n he still cant connect the dots in his head…
    I’m a little confused as too whether there will be romance or not….they keep hinting it so m confused…either there is or there isn’t…It would be nice if they were more definitive about that!

    • 2.1 MsB

      Yeah, I don’t get that either! I was like yelling “You dummy” at the computer!

    • 2.2 Maya

      yup, me too. He always thought that the real suspect woul have approached him or at least know him. And Hyun Min has said way too many times that he must have not remember him. He should have suspected him at least…

      • 2.2.1 calgary

        I think Ki Young does suspect Hyun Min but he must figure out first why Woo Hyun was in that room. Because he is now Woo Hyun.

        You heard Kang Mi’s warning

        “If Woo Hyun is guilty or anything, the one that goes to jail won’t be Woo Hyun, it will be YOU!”

        So Ki Young has to be super careful and find out all the facts before going all gung-ho on Hyun Min because if that Phantom video every leaks out… he’s a goner.

    • 2.3 antonia

      remember HM was supposed to be out of the country when Mr Nam and the actress died
      before that he suspected him as a murder

  3. pitnee

    Thanks for your recap! I kept refreshing DB since yesterday. I didn’t think Young Suk would be the one who turns evil either, but I felt a bit iffy when he stepped up helping investigate the case in Epi. 9. From his past roles in other dramas, he always got to play some important plots. So, this turn shouldn’t surprise me for his character development. But, I doubt when the camera point at the laptop on the car seat.. why I hope he might be a double agent (same as Woo Hyun as you mentioned in the last recap). I might be totally wrong.

    I thought that Woo Hyun/Ki Young actually doubts that Hyun Min is behind everything, or not yet?? On the other hand, didn’t Hyun Min mention that this WH might not be the real WH, but just can’t confirm anything.

  4. sookie

    I am glad for slowing of the pace and dealing with the core story. The thing I loved about this week’s episode was that each character was shown in a different perspective which is very refreshing. And like kaedejun mentioned – there are no idiots in the show.

    Really waiting to see how far they are going to with painting every character grey! Young Suk as a ‘sympathizer’? I hadn’t seen that coming but then subtlety has become Hyun Min’s signature.

  5. MsB

    13 years ago was Hyun Min’s father death. Remember, it was on the memorial stone what year he had died. So what Ki Young must have found was related to that. I actually liked the episode! Imagine my surprise to see Young Suk as a baddie! That was not expected! But let’s take a minute to honor Mad Cow! He may frustrates you but that is one smart cookie! Applause! And the cute reporter, stupid is as stupid does! I expect her to do something majorly dumb in the future in reference to her ship of the Reporter Goo! Dummy!

    • 5.1 DB5K

      Oh snap. Now I know what happened 13 years ago. In 1999 Ki Young found out that Woo Hyun’s dad made an investigation report framing an innocent man for Sekang Securities’ political(?) slush fund. That innocent man must have been Hyun Min’s dad. Perhaps this led Hyun Min’s dad to commit suicide or something, initiating Hyun Min’s desire for revenge against his uncle and cousin… This was also that incident that made Ki Young drop out of the police academy, remember?

      It also looks like Nam Sang Won was in charge of Hyun Min’s $100 million slush fund. Perhaps that has something to do with why he was murdered.

    • 5.2 CM

      Wasn’t it ‘since 1991’ and 1991 on the tomb as well? They are in 2012 isn’t that so… I know for sure that I am 21 years old… I hope they don’t get their maths wrong LOL

      • 5.2.1 CM

        Or was it 1999? o.O … don’t know…gotta go check now

      • 5.2.2 antonia

        it was 1999

  6. Peeps

    I just gotta get this out of my system: Those computer geeks totally get to me and now I’m learning HTML. During my holiday. Like I wasn’t cursing enough when I had to study the C programme for college just 6 months ago.

    I really like Ghost, it being a mystery, CSI-type of drama, which is my favourite kind of drama.But its focus on computers, programming and hacking is so unique to this genre and so refreshing. How nice to have a mystery drama without all that blood and gore and have the problems or crimes still be equivalently as dire in terms of consequences when compared to its other counterparts. Hey, its the 21st century already, simply physical, on site forensics can’t solve everything.

    And I’d like to say that I TOTALLY understand HyunMin’s apparent distaste or dislike for his cousin. Even without the past, his cousin and uncle’s treatment of him isn’t very nice. Uncle KyungShin is kind of horrible. He makes HyunMin do everything, but then keeps repeating that despite everything that HyunMin has done, he will NEVER get the company, JaeMin (whom I think hasn’t actually done anything as much actually, though of course, I may be biased) will, like he’s treating HyunMin as a dog, or even less than one. Plus JaeMin’s “I am greater than thou” attitude towards HyunMin is such a turn off (remember that smirk and “warning” JaeMin gave HyunWoo in episode 7 right after uncle said that HyunMin’s not the successor of Se Kyung?). And this is just my guess, but I think KyungShin plotted something horrible in order to get SeKyung, like kill his brother or something.

    Add all those together with the fact that HyunMin thinks that SeKyung was originally his, I’m not surprised he turned out this way.

    • 6.1 Peeps

      *Those computer geeks totally GOT to me

    • 6.2 Maya

      Agree with what you’ve written. I can see how Hyun Min turns out the way he is now in the story. And admittedly, I don’t feel any sympathy towards Jae Min for being framed for the crime. I only want them to figure out the real mastermind because it’s all entangled to the main plot and also to the other mistery that happened 13 years ago. Maybe it will clue us in into how Hyun Min managed to gathered so many symphayizers in the police department and press

  7. rhia

    Am I the only one who finds Sang Woo cute? Since day one? Well. In the stills, anyway. I haven’t watched any raw episodes.

    • 7.1 Dara

      See it, it’s really diff when see in motion!

      • 7.1.1 rhia

        How different does Sang Woo look? Different good or not good?

      • 7.1.2 rhia

        Or are we talking about the drama? (I have a one track mind sometimes.)

  8. swui

    Urm….I don’t think it was an optometrist. Usually optometrist don’t work in hospitals. Only opthalmologist do. Because optometrist is not a doctor. They just check your eyes and prescribe glasses. Opthalmologist examine diseases involving the eye. Either way, both profession won’t be involved in determining the cause of death, especially since it involves cardiac arrest.

    So I don’t think an optometrist/opthalmologist is blackmailing Jae-min. Maybe there’s a misuderstanding somewhere regarding the dialogue? Cos it really doesn’t make any sense.

    • 8.1 Jules

      Technically, an optometrist is actually a doctor; an optician is not.

    • 8.2 WhiteFox

      You’re right. “geom-ahn” has two meanings. (the same spelling in korean but different hanjas.)
      1. 檢案: (legal) examination [it isn’t necessarily an autopsy but a comprehensive term.] 2. 檢眼: examine eyes

      optometrist is “geomahn-sa” and “geomahn-euh” is a doctor in charge of examination generally. “bu-geom-euh” is more concrete term for an autopsy doctor.

  9. calgary

    “It’s imperative he finds it, as it supposedly contains evidence on who could have killed him. ”

    This sentence only makes sense in this drama, nowhere else 🙂


    I also find it amazing that they could track the movements of both men on a particular day 1 year ago.

    See, I don’t have a cellphone or a credit card. So If I killed you last year, nobody would know that. I was at Starbucks this morning having coffee, nobody knows that either. I’d be a good murderer 🙂

    • 9.1 kopytko

      You can always leave your mobile phone at home :). Would that be an alibi? Or you can have somebody go somewhere and phone somebody with your phone – what kind of evidence would that make?

  10. 10 win0

    thanks for the recap. this drama made me feel worried how easy for someone to hack into my computer of cell phone.
    anyway, i was wondering too if there will be any romance between WH and KM.

  11. 11 DB5K

    The case 13 years ago obviously refers to Hyun Min’s father death in 1999… My guess is that Prosecutor Im, under Kyung Shin’s orders, investigated Hyun Min’s father’s death and ruled it as death by natural causes or suicide when it was actually murder, instigated by Kyung Shin. Prosecutor Im is probably now working for Hyun Min. Hyun Min’s reference to the case 13 years ago was probably a subtle hint of blackmail.

    And NOOO!!! Not Young Suk!! But I don’t think the important evidence is in the laptop, I would guess that Woohyun hid the laptop hard drive or something inside the toy for his son.

    • 11.1 meecheellee

      Actually… that would be so awesome. The toy idea, I mean.
      When WooHyun outsmarts HyunMin, it just makes me feel a lot better(:

    • 11.2 MsB

      That would be nice but unlikely as the caretaker said she never gave it to Det. Kim; unless he went there and did what you said. That would be super neat!

  12. 12 DB5K

    I just spent like half an hour mulling over Hyun Min’s framing setup of Jae Min… It’s really confusing if you stop to think about it. It’s hard to tell which parts are coincidental, which parts were planned by Hyun Min and which parts were committed under Jae Min’s orders.

    For example, Hyun Min was really lucky that the police managed to find the chauffeur because Jae Min’s henchmen were doing a good job of hiding him. So how much of the chauffeur’s capture was planned by Hyun Min and how much was the result of luck and Woo Hyun’s intelligence?

    It was a coincidence that Woo Hyun heard the chauffeur’s SOS that just happened to be picked up by a radio station. It was a coincidence that Woo Hyun managed to find out that the SOS was made by Nam Sang Won’s chauffeur. And it was a coincidence that Woo Hyun found out that the chauffeur was bugged, and managed to follow the trackers to the hospital.

    So where does Hyun Min’s master planning fit into all this? Hyun Min can’t be credited for leading Woo Hyun & co to the chauffeur. The timing of the chauffeur’s arrest and his testimony against Jae Min just coincidentally happened to be right before Se Kang’s shareholders meeting. Basically, Hyun Min was lucky that Woo Hyun & co managed to find the chauffeur despite Jae Min’s henchmen’s efforts to hide him…unless those henchmen were double agents working for both Jae Min and Hyun Min, and purposefully allowed themselves to get caught by the police, lol.

    Hyun Min’s genius lies in his prediction that the day would come when the police would realize Nam Sang Won was murdered and search for the chauffer. Basically, Hyun Min was practically psychic in bribing the chauffeur ahead of time to lie that he saw Jae Min poisoning Nam Sang Won if he ever got caught by the police. And I wonder if the chauffeur was pretending to be crazy in the beginning because he was perfectly sane when he lied that he saw Jae Min poisoning Nam Sang Won in villa 12.

    Anyways, dayumm, my head hurts now. I blame the scriptwriter for not making this clearer 🙂 She made it seem like Hyun Min master minded the police’s capture of the chauffeur when he had no part in it all. In order for that to be true, Hyun Min would have to predicted the chauffeur would get kidnapped and set the bugs in his apartment to transmit sound waves at the same frequency as a popular radio station, assume Woo Hyun would hear it, and then assume that Woo Hyun would recognize the barbecue restaurant’s background music and realize that it was Nam Sang Won’s chauffeur screaming on the radio. And then Hyun Min would have had to have planned for Mad Cow to realize there were bugs in Nam Sang Won’s wife’s apartment and assume that he would tip off the trackers and then follow the trackers to the hospital and then successfully block them from escaping. Yeah, like I said, thinking this through made my head hurt… I think I’m too fixated on this show ^^

    • 12.1 MsB

      I think once Hyun Min found out about Jae Min’s involvement in Nam Sang Won’s death day, he put plan in motion. He found the players/witnesses that were bribing his cousin and worked in the background. Mad Cow made it easy with the bug and setting everything in motion. Hopefully, Mad Cow has learned his lesson and maybe will trust Woo Hyun/Ki Young because he needs someone with smarts to outsmart the Se Kang Group!

  13. 13 antonia

    thanks for the recap!!!! this week episodes are so good, i didn’t want epi 10 to end!!! i was screaming at my tv while watching!!! lol
    this drama is so good it has me all the week trying to find hiding meanings, more clues and what’s going to happen next
    so addictive!!!

  14. 14 Dara

    Anybody think Mad Cow is HM’s dude? I expect the unexpected toward the end, and KY’s mind too. Oh dear, the more they dug the truth, the more I feel the opponent is too large for 20 eps, so we may see some kind of open-ending ? That justice doesn’t prevail, just like WH’s dad told KY before he left the Police Academy.

    Thanks for the recap, talented writer we have here for this drama.

  15. 15 Ara

    So, tell me should I watch this one? 🙂

  16. 16 jvip

    Does anyone knows the title of the ending song in the first episode??
    I’ve been searching it like crazy, still I couldn’t find it!!!
    It’s a really nice song!!!!

  17. 17 Jeddi

    Nice tweaks and cases. This show would be great as seasonal series like CSI or Castle. xD

  18. 18 antonia

    OMG haven’t you seen episode 11!!! if not you must watch it asap!!! it’s just AWESOME!!!!

    • 18.1 calgary

      Absolutely! Won’t spoil it here but even though Woo Hyun and Hyuk Joo worked together a bit in Episode 9 they weren’t really together yet.

      We were always wondering what situation would put them together indirectly.. we have that link now in the first 10 minutes of Episode 11.

      The plot has taken off. IT’S ON!!!!!!!!!

    • 18.2 CM

      OMG! I know! It’s all kind of awesome in plot development and character background as well. Can’t wait for the recap to be able to comment more. Already wrote two lengthy comments on dramacrazy about that scene in the first part of the episode but have so much more to say…and things are so quiet there as well LOL
      Kaedejun fighting! Good luck with recapping this week’s episodes. Episode 12 looked quite badass from the preview as well, can’t wait!

  19. 19 Leeyuri

    I can’t wait of the recaps of the episodes 11 & 12, especially for 12’s end…I really hope this drama will lasts long enough to see some really epic moments. (and some romantic ones also 😀 Please.)

  20. 20 sunandmoon

    Episodes 11 and 12… Wow, they are almost as epic as the first two episodes. Can’t wait for recaps!!

  21. 21 Linh

    Argghhh the housekeeper lady. Didn’t the guy say to not give it to anyone but WH but she went and gave it to his colleague? …

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