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Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 5
by | October 7, 2012 | 73 Comments

Eek, it’s the first episode this season to chill me to the bone. Don’t get me wrong—this show has been plenty scary before, but this time it’s a character and not blood and gore, that sends waves down my spine. The past and present finally converge, and our hero meets an adversary who makes the bloodsucking baddies we knew before seem like fluffy bunnies. Yunno… with fangs.

 
EPISODE 5: “Trap”

1994. A detective holds Park Hoon at gunpoint, insisting that the person they’re after isn’t a person at all. He trembles, saying that his wife and child will die otherwise, but Park Hoon talks him down, promising that they’ll catch the bastard.

He gets the man to lower the gun. But once they’re standing face-to-face, the detective apologizes that this is the only way… and shoots.

In the present day, our coroner Dr. Jo sits in the park happily watching over Ji-hye. In flashback he asks Tae-yeon if he can be the one to look after her, until she’s adopted. How adorable.

She skins her knee falling off her bike and he rushes to her side, and she says like a little trooper that she’s fine. Dr. Jo asks why she’s always fine, and Ji-hye says it’s because Grandpa hurts if she’s hurt. He tells her that with Ajusshi, she can say she’s hungry when she’s hungry and hurt if she’s hurt. Awwwww.

The team gathers at the scene of a fresh new murder – a detective, who’s sporting a giant gash in his neck, and curiously missing a lot of blood. What’s weirder is the lack of any blood at the crime scene, which leaves Tae-yeon sans vampy powers.

Dr. Jo arrives and figures it out right away: the man was hung upside-down and drained of all his blood, and the reason there’s no blood left at the scene of the crime isn’t because the killer was thorough, but because blood-getting was the motive.

Tae-yeon wonders how he’d know that blood-draining was the primary motive and death the by-product, and Dr. Jo says it’s the lack of a single drop of blood left at the crime scene that fits the bill – it’s exactly the same as a case he worked on twenty years ago. Hm…

But that story will have to wait, because Dong-man calls with a fingerprint match from the crime scene: a mobster. Tae-yeon and Jung-in go to bring him in, and she’s adorably excited to go bust some heads. They cute-banter on the way in:

Tae-yeon: You’d be more comfortable if you waited in the car.
Jung-in: Comfortable is boring.
Tae-yeon: Boring is safe.
Jung-in: Safe is no fun.

Hee. And that’s why we love you. Their suspect has no intention of being arrested easily, and his gangsters arm themselves with golf clubs.

Tae-yeon asks if Jung-in’s sure she still wants in, and she opens up her jacket to reveal the row of handcuffs she brought to the party. Haha. She’s Soon-bum Lite? Also, the way they’re flirting in tone while talking about handcuffs and gangsters is just making my day.

Tae-yeon: “You want it?” She nods. Rawr. He fights his way through the gangsters, tossing them down one at a time, while Jung-in cuffs them. They are having way too much fun with this, and I love it.

But the downside of all the fun is, the guy they’re after slips away in the scuffle. He races to his car and yells at his driver to hurry, and sighs in relief. He arrives and looks out of the car… only to realize he’s at the prosecutor’s office.

Tae-yeon and Jung-in thank him for being so kind as to turn himself in, and then smile at Soon-bum, who’s been driving the car this whole time. Hee.

Soon-bum interrogates the gangster, who calls the dead detective “hyungnim,” and says his fingerprint must’ve been there because he went to the house a few days ago. The team figures he has plenty of motive, since the cop was the one who put him in prison.

But Dr. Jo urges Tae-yeon not to jump to conclusions, clearly having cold feet after his last life-altering mistake. He says that there were two cases like this before, and he had jumped to the same simple conclusions following fingerprints.

In flashback we see the young Dr. Jo and the detective who opened the episode working on a case just like this one. He says to Tae-yeon now that it was the prosecutor on their team who figured out the proper lead to chase.

Tae-yeon asks who the prosecutor was, and if he’s still on the job. Eeee…

Dr. Jo says that one day, without explanation, he put down his badge and walked away. His name… was Park Hoon. Tae-yeon’s eyes widen. Dr. Jo: “Do you know him?” Uh, yeah, I think he’d recognize the man who turned him into a vampire.

He gapes: “Park Hoon was a prosecutor?” I KNOW!

He returns to watch the interrogation, and Boss Lady joins them in a chipper mood, considering this case all tied up with bows. But Tae-yeon says it’s not over, and this guy might not be their killer. That does not make her happy.

Tae-yeon takes up Dr. Jo’s line of reasoning, and argues that they have a duty to be absolutely sure before prosecuting – what’s a day’s work to them is a life-altering sentence for someone else.

Prosecutor Joo fumes at his disobedience. Even though she’s a horrible person, I do see that from her point of view, it seems like Tae-yeon purposely chooses to disagree with her for the sake of being contrary. It’s just… you’d think she’d have some moral scruples.

She decides to test Jung-in and turns to her to pick a side. Obviously she backs Tae-yeon (as if that were a question), and gets reamed for being a mobster’s daughter who can’t even pick the right rope to climb. The boss relents that they can do it their way and storms out.

Jung-in: “What should we do next?” Tae-yeon smiles (with his back turned to her, argh): “We? We should meet our other suspects.”

Two cops chase a guy up and down streets, and Tae-yeon clotheslines him once, and he falls to the ground. But that turns out to just be a courtesy catch, because the person they want to talk to is the cop, not the criminal.

They ask the cop about the victim, Detective Ahn, who was the head of their homicide unit. He tells them about the detective’s solid reputation, and relays a recent incident in their precinct.

Flashback to our victim, being held up at gunpoint in the precinct, by another cop the others call a crazy bastard. He demands the file that Detective Ahn is holding in his hand, which he says has to be destroyed or they’ll all die. Detective Ahn argues that it’s time the truth comes out.

Shaking like a leaf, Crazy Cop echoes the same words as the detective from the opening of the episode – that there’s no other way, and that if he doesn’t destroy it, that bastard will do something. Ooh, I like that we’re getting an actual case link between Park Hoon’s story and our murder of the week.

Soon it’s a three-way standoff (I mean, you’re standing in a circle surrounded by other armed cops so it’s inevitable). It’s a little confusing since they’re all middle-aged guys who look the same, but there are basically three cops who matter: our victim Detective Ahn who wants the truth to be told, Crazy Cop with a gun who wants the file destroyed to save them, and a Third Cop who argues that they should just kill Crazy now.

Crazy Cop pulls the trigger but his safety is on, so he’s quickly overtaken, and promptly fired from duty. What’s more is that on the same day that Detective Ahn was killed, Third Cop was also shot in the street (wounded, not dead).

They say he was chasing a thief and it went sideways, but the cop telling the story thinks that’s a load of crap – what’s a homicide detective doing chasing a thief anyway?

Tae-yeon asks what his theory is, and he says that Crazy Cop must’ve killed them both for that file, because it’s now missing.

The team regroups and divides up duties, and Soon-bum stops to ask Tae-yeon if he doesn’t smell something funny about this case.

Go figure, it’s always Tae-yeon the vampire who’s most skeptical about a supernatural answer, but you can’t argue with Soon-bum’s logic: no blood left at the scene, blood as the motive… it points to something vampy.

Soon-bum points out that neither Prosecutor Jang’s nor his sister’s body has been found, on top of which Dr. Blood has been out of reach since that day. (Thanks for the update, ’cause we were wondering.) Tae-yeon remains skeptical, but Soon-bum says this case doesn’t smell very human.

Dr. Jo looks through his old case records to find the matching case from twenty years ago, and comes across an old picture of him with Park Hoon that makes him smile. Suddenly he has a coughing fit, and looks down at his hand.

Ack! He’s coughing up blood!

Tae-yeon goes to see Third Cop (the one who was shot), but he can’t answer any questions because he appears to be catatonic. His son comes in and asks if the prosecutor’s office is finally looking into his father’s case, and angrily accuses the murder victim Detective Ahn of being the one who shot his dad.

The son tells Tae-yeon that his father regained consciousness a few days ago and told him everything – that Detective Ahn and Crazy Cop were both taking bribes from the mob, and that there was a record of it.

Tae-yeon asks if he has any guesses as to who killed Detective Ahn then, and the son recalls a conversation he overheard: Dad screaming at “hyung,” asking if he knows what kind of bastards are the ones paying him. “They drain people’s blood and sell it!”

Meanwhile Jung-in and Dong-man go through the black box in Detective Ahn’s car, which reveals that he did come from somewhere covered in blood, right around the same time that Third Cop was shot.

They see that he changed his clothes afterward, and then drove around for a while, finally ending up at a convenience store. They figure that he must’ve gone to mail a package – the missing file.

Soon-bum goes to check out Crazy Cop, and enters the creepy dark apartment… to find an even creepier room inside, walls covered in photos and mad ramblings. The guy is inside, huddled in the dark, shaking like a paranoid loon.

So… they weren’t exaggerating about the crazy, were they? He freaks out when Soon-bum tells him that one cop is dead and the other shot, and when he describes the way Detective Ahn was killed, Crazy grabs a photo off his wall, “Like this?!”

Soon-bum’s eyes widen and he demands to know what this is from. Crazy says it’s a case that the three detectives worked on together, and flips a loony lid as he says he’s next.

Soon-bum fills Tae-yeon in on the case that the three detectives worked together – almost a carbon copy of their murder case. His theory is that the original murderer is coming after the three detectives who were chasing him down, using the same method to kill them.

Tae-yeon asks if there was any mention of selling blood, but there wasn’t, so he tables that for now. He asks what hyung thinks, and Soon-bum asks, “Honestly?” Tae-yeon laughs at the need for specifying that between them, and then pauses, “Wait, have you ever lied to me before?” Hee, so cute.

Soon-bum says he honestly thinks the murderer isn’t human, and asks what Tae-yeon will do if it’s Prosecutor Jang. He says he’ll catch him. And if it’s Little Sis? Tae-yeon doesn’t answer.

Jung-in traces Detective Ahn’s steps the night he died, and goes to the convenience store, where the clerk fetches the record of the package he sent… to the mobster they arrested at the outset.

Crazy Cop calls Soon-bum and says he figured it out from “him,” the way out of all this. He tells Soon-bum to come over and he’ll tell him. No! Don’t do it!

Jung-in saunters into the mobster’s office alone that night. I love that a room full of gangsters doesn’t scare her in the least, and she just fires her gun into the air once and they all back away.

Tae-yeon and Soon-bum race to Crazy Cop’s house and burst in… to find his wife dead on the floor and Crazy just sitting in the corner, covered in her blood. Whoa. Did you kill her yourself to prevent her from being killed by the killer? Because you’re crazy?

They get him into the interrogation room, and he says if they promise to lock him up in prison, he’ll talk. Did you seriously kill your wife so you could feel safer… in prison? Obviously not a difficult promise for our boys to make, and they assure him he’ll be locked away.

He says that a few months ago, someone approached him with a knife to his throat (or what looks like a shaving razor). He threatened his wife and child and told him to stop his investigation, and then vanished into thin air.

But then the threats kept coming, and everywhere he turned, there were photos and razors and messages that he’d kill everyone. Finally one day, the man kidnapped his little daughter… right in front of him.

And then the calls started coming, telling him what to do to keep her alive. Oh. Now I see why you went nuts. He wails that he didn’t want to, he didn’t want to. Tae-yeon: “WHAT DID HE TELL YOU TO DO?!”

Jung-in gets the package that Detective Ahn sent to the mobster—he entrusted it to him because they were friends, and it’s labeled for him to give it to anyone investigating his death.

It’s a file of all his records on that case of the blood-drainer, and photos of the suspect indicate that it’s the same person who kidnapped Crazy’s daughter.

Back to the interrogation. Crazy admits to what he did, following the kidnapper’s orders: He killed Third Cop’s son—his only son—with his bare hands. Wait. Wut. His son? Is dead? Then who was the guy in the hospital?!

Okay, proper shivers. Holy crap!

Tae-yeon races out of there and calls the hospital, and they tell him that the son checked the cop out of the hospital earlier today. He arrives at the cop’s house, where Not-Son is coming out of the shower. Well you’re being awfully leisurely for a killer.

Tae-yeon plays along and says he had another question for Dad, and Not-Son says Dad’s sleeping and shuts the bedroom door. Cut to: Third Cop hanging upside-down in the room, as his blood drains into a bucket.

He suggests coming another time, and when Tae-yeon doesn’t budge, he says it again, “Or you’ll regret it.” Tae-yeon: “I don’t think I will.”

The killer says with this deadened look in his eyes that human beings are all the same. He says that all he had to do was lay the seed, and these cops just tore each other up to save themselves—what all humans do because they’re inherently selfish.

The way he keeps saying “human” makes me think he’s decidedly not. Tae-yeon counters that Detective Ahn passed the case to them just before he died, so doesn’t that mean he wanted truth and justice to prevail?

The killer laughs and says all he did to get the ball rolling was kidnap one of their kids, and then like dominoes, they fell in line.

So the events in order: Killer kidnapped Crazy’s daughter, Crazy killed Third Cop’s son, Third Cop pulled a gun on Detective Ahn… and Ahn turned the gun around on him in defense. Thinking him dead, Ahn sent the package and then committed suicide in his apartment.

The killer chuckles over it, like it was an experiment in the human condition, and seems to find it all very amusing. He asks if Tae-yeon still doesn’t regret leaving when he had the chance, and then opens the fridge…

It’s stocked with rows and rows of bottles filled with blood. Awwww yeah. I mean gross, obviously, but yay for a new vampy enemy for Tae-yeon.

He takes a bottle and says sometimes it takes time for regret to settle in… and gulps down a liter of blood like it’s an ice-cold beer. Omo… is that a glint of RED I see in your eye? Are you THE Red Eyes who turned Park Hoon?!

Red Eyes vamps out and attacks, throwing Tae-yeon into the bathroom sink. He strangles him up against the wall thinking it’ll be over in a few seconds… when Tae-yeon growls and vamps out.

Hell yeah. Vamp fight! This is so badass. They both move so fast, and Tae-yeon matches him punch for punch. But Red Eyes seems stronger than him, and lifts him up by the throat again.

Tae-yeon’s barely keeping his throat from being ripped out, and grabs the shower head to wrap around Red Eyes. He strangles him, until Red Eyes knocks him down with the toilet tank cover. I love the use of bathroom fixtures as deadly weapons.

He body-slams Tae-yeon out into the living room, and then stops to catch his breath. “This is fun.” And then he wonders aloud, “Why are all of you prosecutors?” *gasp* ALL? How many is “all”?

He takes another swig of blood and says, “Other than [him/her] and me, are the rest all prosecutors?” Who’s the other one?! That’s what Tae-yeon wants to know, but he doesn’t answer.

Sirens wail just outside, and Red Eyes slams the bottle of blood over Tae-yeon’s head and saunters out, calm as you please. Damn.

Soon-bum and Jung-in burst through the door with cops behind them, and find Tae-yeon lying there covered in blood. Jung-in runs toward him, but Tae-yeon shouts at her not to come close.

With his back to them, he struggles to de-fang and then sits up, while Jung-in and Soon-bum stand frozen in place.

Back to the opening scene. Park Hoon is shot, and vamps out. The detective screams in horror and backs away, when Red Eyes grabs him from behind. He has scraggly hair back then, so this is definitely Park Hoon’s sire.

He says this guy knows that Park Hoon is a vampire, so he probably shouldn’t let him go. Besides, he’ll need human blood to survive that gunshot. He offers a choice: the cop dies, or he dies.

He says he’ll make it easy—he’ll do the killing, and all Park Hoon has to do is drink. He gives him a chance to say no. Park Hoon gasps and cries… but no sound comes out. He breaks down, but can’t bring himself to say no.

Red Eyes counts to three and smiles. He delivers the killing bite, and tosses the body on the ground. Park Hoon finally lets out a waaaaaail. Red Eyes caresses his face like a demented father, “Life is hard.”

He walks out and then Park Hoon crawls over to his partner’s body… and drinks. Oof.

 
COMMENTS

Okay, now I’m officially terrified. Can you imagine if Demented Sire Boy decides to play the same game with Tae-yeon? I can’t even think about what I’d do if Soon-bum or Jung-in were put in that place. I’m really thankful that we finally caught up to a real introduction to the Big Bad, and brought our past and present storylines into one clear story space. Thank ye gods.

This show is so much better when they’re actually making their parallels clear, rather than leaving us treading water in some indeterminate past with a mysterious whozit. Now we know we’re after Park Hoon sire… who’s now after Tae-yeon. Eep! (And yay for casting Kwon Hyun-sang to play him. He was such a sweet goofy guy in The King 2 Hearts, but man is he creeptastic here.)

This case brought to light so many of the various overarching conflicts in the series, like the possibility that Tae-yeon would run into Prosecutor Jang or his sister any time they have a remotely vampy case, or Tae-yeon having to keep Jung-in away when he’s covered in blood and a danger to her (breaks my heart every time he has to do that). But the best is finally seeing Park Hoon and Tae-yeon in parallel, working on the same case no less, and Tae-yeon discovering that connection through Dr. Jo.

Ever since we discovered that Park Hoon was a prosecutor, likely a very good one, who was also seemingly a good guy, it made his character so interesting. Dr. Jo seems to still hold him in high regard, and I love that he was taught things by Park Hoon, and is now passing on those same lessons to Tae-yeon. NOW (finally) I feel fully invested in the overarching mystery, and I love the questions we’re left with, now that we have a sense of where to direct them. Was this case (and the drinking of human blood) the thing that made Park Hoon quit his job and leave the law behind? Is there a connection between Red Eyes and Prosecutor Jang? And who is this other vampire that Red Eyes knows?

I can’t wait till Tae-yeon goes digging into his sire’s past, and I’m really excited by the new Big Bad. A scary villain means our hero has a worthy opponent and an epic battle ahead.

 
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73 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. DMKO

    Yikes! This show is scary good. Thanks girlfriday!

  2. KRush

    Thank you! Was doing the refresh game.

  3. Jinny

    Woww such an intense episode. I’m wondering though at the very end when Tae-yeon is de-fanging, do Soon-bum and Jung-in see his fangs? Or are they just like wtf why is he covered in blood…?

  4. Miss D

    So I haven’t watched the first Vampier Prosecutor yet so would people recommend that I do?

    All of these dramabean recaps just make me want to jump ahead and watch this second installment because it looks so good!

    • 4.1 Mystisith

      You can perfectly watch season 2 straight away for the cases but if you want to understand the relationships in the team and Vampire Land in this show, watch season 1 first. A little marathon with the help of a box of chocolates seems advisable…

      • 4.1.1 kakashi

        I agree, you can start with Season 2 straight away … but you might be a bit disappointed if you watch 2 before 1. I like 2 much better than liked 1 (though I absolutely loved it!) – it has more pull and the visuals are much improved.

        • 4.1.1.1 rabbitsfortea

          Me too.
          I really love S2′s arc and the new Big Bad. WHOO.

    • 4.2 Tabi

      omg u NEED TO WATCH IT
      it is a lil scary and i watched it at night and i sorta had a dream about this drama loll
      but u won’t regret it
      SOOOO GOODDD AND HE IS SO HOTTT
      i finished in like 4 days

  5. Emma

    Thanks!
    I’m pretty sure “uri” Tae Yeon-a will go through the same ordeal than Park Hoon-geomsa. It’s what happened in the first series to the point of having the same kind of car “accident” except Tae Yeon was able of not siring his successor (Jung In) and actually save her…
    I’m already shaking : will it be Soon-bum or Jung-In???? But yes, it will come to that because this new vampire is a pervert: he obviously like to play with his prey and feed not only on their blood (to the last drop!!!) but also enjoy their fear…
    And yes, WHO the heck is this OTHER vamp??? Jang? or the real red eye vamp???

    The other question is how long Tae Yeon is going to be able to stay in the team??? Sooner or latter Jung In will know or will have to know the truth.. She is not stupid after all … Will Tae Yeon say it? Will she discover it? And then how will she react? Will he prefer to flee like Park Hoon (who, I think, left after he feed on his team mate) before she knows or after???

    Oh my. sooooo exciting!

  6. Mystisith

    Thanks for the recap girlfriday!
    I loved this episode.
    You know what’s the most scary? I can totally picture Red Eyes giving the worst choice ever to Tae-yeon: “Girlfriend and buddy cop… Kill one AND turn the other!”
    Random thought: What if we have to say goodbye prematurely to Dr Jo and we get back Dr Blood aka HotBar as the new coroner?
    Sidenote: I’m having an ahjussi crush on the actor who plays Park Hoon.
    My mind is going wild with this show…

    • 6.1 Shiku

      No I don’t want Dr. Jo to leave, he is a welcome addition!

  7. mysterious

    Anyone notice that is said APIS on Dong-man’s screen instead of AFIS? I had to look at that again to make sure I saw it right. Either is was an accident or it was meant to be a joke; either way I laughed.

  8. Mia

    thank you for the recap! i love the episode!
    it’s so, thrilling…and dark. well more than usual.

  9. v

    Dear miss D,
    Watch the 1st season, u will not regret it!!

    Thank you, girlfriday, for the update!!!

  10. 10 Tammy

    I thought Min has already sired Dr La in season one by the look of things, since Soombum said that they lost touch with Dr La, meaning Min has turned Dr La into a vampire already unless he did not die from that wound and from Min drinking his blood, so is there another possibility of siring another victim?

    So the the choice of turning his team mate or girlfriend-going-to be into a vampire is out of the question right? Oh I am confused

    • 10.1 peace88

      I honestly don’t think Min sired Dr. La because one of the things we learn in the first season is that if you bit a living human and tasted a living human blood then the vampire won’t be able to stop consuming living human blood. Min just drinks blood from the black market I believe, and he hasn’t bitten a living human yet, because he hasn’t gone crazy like his old chief or his sister for that matter. I have a theory that Dr. La was already a vampire because from 1988 to the one we knew in season 1, look the same meaning that he hasn’t aged.

  11. 11 mysterious

    How cute are Tae-yeon and Jung-in with their “we” conversation that was just like in season 1 ep 7. And it was the emphasis on the word “we” that touched him so much in the finale. But here is what gets me: I thought Tae-yeon knew Park Hoon was a prosecutor. Wouldn’t he have known that since he was interogating the man? Usually they do research on their suspects. But I thought it was common knowledge to the characters and the audience that Park Hoon was a prosecutor.

    • 11.1 Emma

      Park hoon was a “lawyer “(he had a firm) when Tae Yeon interogated him. I guess vampire have to change their resume regularly as they do not age…

  12. 12 peace88

    thank you for the recap, now I’ll just wait for the english subs.

    so with this episode we final figured out that who the red-eyed vampire is, but I real through that the red-eyed vampire didn’t like humans therefore he lived in the woods and that’s why he asked Park Hoon to not follow him before turning Hoon into a vampire. one thing for sure is that I’m happy that we’ve solved that mystery before we’ve all forgotten about that.

    second I real hope nothing happens to Soon-bum and Jung-In in the season final because I real want a third season with all the cast and I would real feel sorry toward Min.

    Can’t wait for next week episode, another episode that looks even more fun then episode 4. lol

  13. 13 Haylie

    @mysterious : Actually, in season 1 Park Hoon was known as a lawyer who worked for Law firm H.So i’m not very surprised when see Teayeon don’t know that

    • 13.1 mysterious

      I didn’t see your comment at first so I ended up repeating myself but you’re right he was known as just a lawyer (I went back and read some recaps :D ).

    • 13.2 Ally

      So I really am confused…Can someone explain to me what is the difference between a Lawyer and a prosecutor…I thought they were the same thing but now i am not sure…are prosecutors detectives?? then how come they can be lawyers in court( prosecutor princess)…and if they are just lawyers then why do they have to find and catch the baddies instead of just prosecuting?? Do lawyers in Korea get more rights??so they are also to investigate as well as be in court??

      • 13.2.1 rya

        A prosecutor is a lawyer that works for the government to prosecute the person accused of breaking the law. Prosecutors build their case around evidence they get from detectives, but don’t wok as detectives (VP is a show so they do things the way they want to). A lawyer is pretty much who the prosecutor goes up against to prove the person accused is innocent (even if he/she is not). Two lawyers can go against each other as well (usually when the case is not a criminal case (I.e custody battle, divorce lawyer, corporate lawyer, etc.)

        • 13.2.1.1 Emma

          It’s a Korean show so this is a korean prosecutor… Excerpt: “Especially in the Republic of
          Korea, prosecutors play a main role in the investigation and judicial process. Prosecutors initiate investigation or directthe police regarding a specific crime. Prosecutors are the only authority in deciding whether to indict a specific suspect,participate in trial and execute judgements made by judges.” from THE EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION IN KOREA http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/PDF_rms/no60/ch04.pdf

          • 13.2.1.1.1 Lilith

            Omo thanks for the clear up, I had initially thought that the reason why our prosecutor team can do things that’s normally the job of the police (at least from what I’ve seen from hongkong police dramas) is because they’re a special division consisting of both prosecutors (Tae-yeon and Jung-in) and police (Soon-bum and ?Dong-man?).

  14. 14 mysterious

    Ok here I am again with more questions. Apparently TY didn’t know PH was a prosecutor but he did know he was a lawyer (ep 11 season 1). Maybe I jumped the gun thinking PH was a prosecutor but I thought it was mentioned in season 1. PH knew Jang went after bad blood and set up Law Firm H, but Jang only operated for 7 yrs; that’s quick to figure out his pattern and set up a department to deal with him. Did PH stop being a prosecutor because he drank blood, because he was too busy hunting Jang or too busy hunting Red Eyes? And if PH was focused on finding Jang, what happened to Red Eyes at that point? Oh I’m so confused my head is hurting. I just don’t get the timeline. I hope they clear it up. But on another note: I love this new villain! He is seriously creepy and deliciously evil – just the way I like my bad guys!!

  15. 15 Sara

    Okay so I have a question. So whenever Tae-yeon drinks the blood of their victims of the day he goes through the psychometry or whatever it’s called right? I mean he feels their pain when they die. So when our big bad drinks the bottle blood from his victims does he not go through the pain also? Or is he immune to the pain because he either (a) killed them himself or (b) because he has red eyes rather than blue, making me him different from the past 4 vampires we have seen.

    Another question is his eyes. Why are his red rather than blue? Is it probably because he is like one of the original vampires? I don’t think it’s cause he is a twisted vampire who kills his prey, because if that was the case then Tae-yeon’s little sis would have red eyes too but she has blue, same goes for Tae-yeon’s old boss.

    I hope the writers answer these questions as the story progresses and thanks girlfriday for the recap!!!

    • 15.1 jomo

      My only guess on the red eyes vs blue is that Kwon Hyun-sang vampire is a special “breed.”
      I don’t think he was genetically altered or anything, but I think there is some medical science connected to what he is.
      We don’t know why he was all tied up in the lab in the opening episode, but we do know that a doctor/scientist was studying him.

  16. 16 yumi

    Thank you for the recap.

    Is it possible that Park Hoon sent Dr. Jo to help Tae-yeon.

    • 16.1 Mystisith

      Love that idea anyway. :)

  17. 17 bishbash

    Could the other prosecutor Demented Sire Boy knows be Prosecutor Jang?

    I’m interested to know how did Demented Sire Boy come about. And, draining blood crime was in Season 1 too, but for a totally different reason, if anyone remembered.

  18. 18 stella sonjo

    Thnx JB for the recap:)
    i loved the mystery of this ep.
    and the fridge full of blood bottles was amazing.

  19. 19 kakashi

    ahhhhh! I LOOOOOOOVe this show. I keep wishing for it to be so much longer (at least 36 episodes) … how can I live through a whole year before Season 3?! (which we are gonna have, yes?!!)

    • 19.1 kakashi

      oh, and thanks girlfriday for telling me who Big Bad is! I knew he looked familiar but I couldn’t place him. Super good casting choice.

  20. 20 Sonia

    Wait. How do we know Red Eye is Park Hoon’s sire? I thought he was already a vampire when Red Eye bit him. And that Dr. Hotbar is definitely privy to more than he has let on to Tae-yeon. Wonder why he’s keeping secrets?

  21. 21 rubi

    i won’t read this review until the eng subs is out. T_T

  22. 22 OMILORD

    Great episode!!! Broke my heart when Min goemsa stopped her from coming near when he was vamping out!! they seriously need to stop being so cute together or else my heart wont be able to take it !!! gah!!! They are so cute and so is the Sire dude!! he a hottie mcnaughty!!

  23. 23 Onichick

    Cant wait to watch this!

    I so love badass!Jungin. It pleases me so much that she kicks as much as ass as she does. Although it makes me a terrible person, I am torn because on one hand it would be interesting to see something happen to her (AlTHOUGH NOT DEAD! DNW DEAD JUNGIN) just for the Taeyeon freak out…..I totally dont want anything to happen to as her at the same time because I love her so much and it would break my heart.

    And no hurting Soonbum. I wanna hug him. Althought it would be bad for dramatic tension I am kinda anti against having anything happen to anyone. Cept maybe the new boss….I am ok if something happens to her.

    • 23.1 Emma

      I’m totally with you!!!!
      Jung In is a great woman for Tae Yeon (professionaly AND personally!!!)
      Soon Bum is a perfect hyung and sidekick!!!
      Nobody hurt them!!!

      The Hysterical Boss can (should…) be hurt though…

  24. 24 sararamo

    lovin it lovin it lovin it .doe it mean there are more vampire prosecutors?cool

  25. 25 sararamo

    oh and girlfriday ,i looove your recapping <3<3<3 if your your recaps weren't here i would have died in curiosity since i don't understand the dialogs and I'm too impatient to what for sub.you are the best

  26. 26 divaz_sha

    i really want to know how the rating for this drama compare to season 1

  27. 27 alexythegreat

    Hm. I always thought that maybe Red Eyes didn’t know who Park Hoon was, and mention Hoon as the other vampire he was talking about- to compare the stories behind Park Hoon being a vamp and Taeyeon- but maybe Red Eyes is talking about Dr. Jo?
    THAT’S A STRETCH but the preview for episode 6 has a lot of angst- and it goes as far as having someone go after Jo and Taeyeon getting upset.

    OOOOOH though Kwon Hyun-sang is PERFECT. I didn’t see it coming at all, but HE IS GREAT AS A DEMENTED VAMP. OMG<3

    • 27.1 jomo

      The second he came on screen i was like
      “I know this guy. Who IS he?” loved him in K2H, too.

      He seems to have grown up so much. I like him as a baddie. He reminds me a teensy bit of Yoo Ah In

  28. 28 mav

    Soo gooooooooooooooooood!!!!!

    Okay I have a question though, the fact that Dr. Jo still holds Park Hoon in high regard mean he has no idea what he did to his father?

    And I know it will be explained at some point but what makes one vamp have red eyes and the others blue? Is it like if you constantly drink human blood for an extended period of time your eyes turn red? or they are two different type of vamps altogether?

    I looveee this show so freaking much <3 best vamp series since Angel <3

  29. 29 Noelle

    Wait wait…wait. I’m getting all kinds of confused. So Park Hoon made Red Eyes or did Red Eyes make Park Hoon? I’m really behind on VP2. I’m planning on catching up but I couldn’t pass up a quick scan of this recap. As you can see, I have no idea what’s going on.

    • 29.1 MicolaM

      Red eyes turned Park Hoon

  30. 30 fatima

    So is JUNG IN going all Miss congeniality next week?! I thought she was quite fashionable this season & has no difficulty wearing high heels!

    • 30.1 Ryoko

      I thought of Miss Congeniality right away, too. I can’t wait to see Tae-yeon’s reaction to her all dressed up.

  31. 31 hbananana

    i cant believe ratings arent so great! it’s so goood! ratings needs to be way higher!

  32. 32 Sajen

    given that this is Asian entertainment in this case Korean what about the very real possibility that Tae-yeon fails his fight this time, what happens than?

  33. 33 gummimochi

    Amazing recap, girlfriday! :)

    Lovin’ the Big Bad – everything is coming together now! Dong-ha yah what happened?! *cries*

  34. 34 alexythegreat

    lol I feel really dumb now. I don’t think it’ll be so possible for Dr. Jo to be another vamp now.
    So maybe Red Eyes is talking about Taeyeon’s little sis.
    I’m sure by now he’s noticed her- maybe hints to why Park Hoon was behind Jang so much- and following Taeyeon’s sister’s case. The fact that Red Eyes has been around for so long- it makes me wonder if he’s grown fond of the idea that there’s many vamps around him.
    With Hoon having been turned, then Jang- then Taeyeon’s sis and then Taeyeon- and recently- by Taeyeon- turned Ra he must be playing with the idea that so many vamps are around him. It is “fun?”

  35. 35 Stardust

    I stayed away from the recap becos the ep was not subbed yet… But OH BOY what a heart stopping episode!! I love it so much, and is thrilled to see the Not-son is the baddie, but I did not suspect him to be the BIG BAD DADDY at all! Dr Jo seems to be worsening NOOOOOOO just as he is making new friends and family…. Sock me in the gut why don’t you… T.T

    Thanks girlfriday for the recap! I survived the ep becos of it, I was SO CONFUSED with all the names, the cops who looked the same to me, and finally they made sense when I read what you wrote… Gomawo!! ♥♥♥

  36. 36 mysterious

    It’s a shame I ruined the surprise for myself. It was supposed to be a big surprise/revelation that Park Hoon was a prosecutor. I already thought he was and I thought the characters knew too, so I spoiled it for myself by jumping the gun. I also wonder if the other non-prosecutor vampire is lil’ sis’. Tae-yeon, Jang, and Park Hoon all turned out to be vampire prosecutors. If Red Eyes knows Jang he could know lil’ sis. But if it turns out there is ANOTHER vampire, then wow! We’ll be up to our necks in vamps! (As long as the new ones are all sexy (and the bad ones must be deliciously evil like Red Eyes), I will be happy.

  37. 37 Abbie

    Damn this episode was awesome! This Big Bad is seriously EEEEEEEVIL. I can’t wait for more!

    Thanks for the recap, Girlfriday!

  38. 38 mud

    Hell yeah! Gotta say that fight scene was hot.

    This episode has got me so much more invested in our overarching story. Last episode was good because it got me to care about our lovely characters again. I mean, I cared about them since VP2 was announced to be made, but I kept feeling like there was this space between where we left off and this season. I’m thinking a lot of it had to do with giving time for Dr. Jo to become part of the family, but also a lot of time went into making the mini stories these really convoluted mysteries so less time was given for our Scooby gang to interact. But now that we are back to embracing the bromance and romance and the dilemmas of dating while being a vampire, I am soooo invested in this show again. But gosh darnit, just when we have our Dr. Jo beginning to fit into the family we find out he has a (fatal?) illness. Is this show trying to rip my heart out with The Love That Cannot Be and with Dr. Jo’s almost redemption story? If Tae-yeon is forced to do anything as harrowing as to kill his own comrades…. that will just break him (and consequently ME!) Though I do love it when he is forced into a corner, like he was in last season’s finale, because he only comes back stronger!

    I cannot wait for next week! I’m also glad things are now explained about the timeline and siring business. Let the vampire smackdowns continue! Thank you for the recap GF!

  39. 39 Mikunda

    In the very beginning of the show they showed Tae-yeon drinking Ji’s blood, so he will be forced to save her. It’s going to be very bloody and very messy.

    That said, the show finally became interesting (s2), can’t wait for the next episode…

  40. 40 Village Mrembo

    The levels of scary in this drama….

  41. 41 Lisah

    Two things: I thought it was the landlady that the crazy cop killed (not his wife). Second, I thought the bit at the end (with Park Hoon and Red Eye Vamp) was actually Tae Min’s vision of the incident, implying that the blood in the bottle was from the detective. I think it would be key to the story going forward that Tae Min knows about this (and not just the audience). Am I alone in this assumption?

    • 41.1 Ryoko

      Hmm, I don’t think the end bit was a vision Tae-yeon got from the blood, but I do agree that the lady Crazy Cop killed was the landlady who was badgering him to pay his rent, not his wife. I think they said somewhere in the episode that he divorced his wife and she took their kid (most likely to protect them from red-eyed vamp).

      • 41.1.1 Ennayra

        Yeah, I thought it was the landlady too.

  42. 42 Shiku

    WTF?! I knew the not-son was suspicious! But I didn’t know he was the big bad red-eyes! Holy crap! Please don’t play the same game with Taeyong, don’t want the team to get hurt or one of them dies. I also don’t want Dr. Jo to die, he is already part of the team.

  43. 43 Ennayra

    Great episode. Mysteries revealed, while more mysteries appear. I’m glad they kept the identity of red eyes secret until now. I kind of loved Kwon Hyun-sang in The King Two Hearts, so I’m happy to see him again, even if he’s all twisted and evil.

    This is a show I watch eagerly, but half the time during it I’m cringing away from the screen. Good job, writers?

    Sadness about Dr. Jo. So that’s why he wouldn’t adopt the little girl officially – he might not have that much time left. Don’t die after coughing up blood for years like my favorite dead author, Chekhov…

  44. 44 Sirena

    Somewhere in the back of my mind I had a feeling that Red Eyes (I hope we find out his name soon so that I don’t have to keep calling him that lol) was responsible for the murders.

    I am also curious as to why his eyes are red and not electric blue. As someone else suggested, his age could be a factor, I hope that the writers explain this.

    Also, his last words to Tae-yeon are curious. Is he referring to Tae-yeon’s former boss? Or are there other vampire prosecutors out there? And who is the “she” Red Eyes refers to? I seriously can’t wait for episode 6!

  45. 45 jini kazama

    Can anybody update us regarding the ratings of this season?

  46. 46 beggar1015

    Coming in a little late on this:

    a) agree with others above that the woman Crazy Cop killed was the landlady, not his wife

    b) in the quick shot near the end of Third Cop hanging dead and upside down, back behind him on the floor you can see the arm of someone else. Just wondering who it was. Was it the kidnapped daughter of Crazy Cop?

    • 46.1 jomo

      Here is a screen shot – beware there is some blood in the picture. The person on the floor is blurry, but definitely wearing royal blue:
      http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z392/Jomo143/Banners/vpep5.png

      I went back and checked. The little girl was wearing green, and I think she was smaller than that one in blue.

      Person in blue could just be another unknown victim.

    • 46.2 mysterious

      Or it could be Third Cop’s son who Crazy Cop killed. Crazy Cop never said what he did with the body.

  47. 47 Bianca

    Can someone tell me who’s the actor playing the bad vamp??? been trying to figure it out for a while. thanks

  48. 48 Lilian

    Wah..when he realised that the son was dead that was awesome…I am loving the plot twists. How crazy is that vampire??? the ending was also double wow!

  49. 49 janea

    thank you for saying the bad guy (not-son’s) real name!!!
    i have been looking everywhere and couldn’t find it!

    and great summary…love this show!

  50. 50 poptart

    Wait wait! If that’s Park Hoon’s first human blood then how’d he turn Tae-yeon??? Did he transfer vampire blood to him??? And if that WASN’T Park Hoon’s first human then could it be the first one he turned is the he/she the new Big Bad is talking about??? Also, I’m still lost about whether Park Hoon was either already a vampire or was turned by muzzled vampire experiment (Big Bad) when he bit him in the neck in episode 2. Please respond. I’m desperate for answers.

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