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Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 6
by | October 14, 2012 | 52 Comments

If I’m gonna get all the funny episodes, I am definitely not gonna complain. This is the kind of mystery I enjoy, where it lets you in on the guessing and makes it fun to play along. It’s not something this show’s more convoluted mysteries allow, because in twisting and retwisting their plots to keep you from catching on to the culprit’s identity, they shut you out rather than keep you along for the ride.

Plus, bromance and family bonding and a gussied-up Jung-in, who ultimately accomplishes more with that brain of hers than her made-over new hotness? All good things.

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EPISODE 6: “Models”

Tae-yeon reads over his serial killer wall of newspaper clippings, thinking about his conversation with Red Eyes in the previous episode. I do love that each vamp has his preferred drinking vessel; our chic hero sips his blood from a wineglass, whereas Red Eyes chugged his from soda bottles like the eternal bro-dude he is.

He ponders the big question, asked by Red Eyes: “Are the only [vampires] who aren’t prosecutors me and that one?” Who did he mean?

Welling up in anger, Tae-yeon flings his glass at his wall. Blood spatters on newspaper.

At work the next day, he’s on the phone requesting more information on blood-draining murders dating 20 years back, adding that older cases are relevant as well. He’s moodier than usual, which has his team engaging in a round of, “You go talk to him, no you.” Dong-man urges Soon-bum to do it, and Soon-bum has this hilariously apprehensive look on his face, all, “Gulp… me?”

Soon-bum treads lightly, asking how Tae-yeon’s feeling and easing in to the question of what happened at the previous crime scene. Why was he covered in blood? Did he run into his old boss Prosecutor Jang?

Tae-yeon looks at him with these pained eyes, holding the look for a moment before he laughs it off as nothing special. Soon-bum isn’t fooled, and asks, “Is it that you don’t want to say, or that you can’t?” He says he won’t press for him to answer; he’ll wait. Aw, this is why you’re a good bro.

Soon-bum adds the request that Tae-yeon tell him when he can handle hearing it, no matter how late that moment comes: “If you tell me with such difficulty and I can do nothing for you, that would be too heartbreaking.” You’re tellin’ me.

Time for a new case. The team heads over to the scene, the mansion of famous fashion designer named Gabriel Jang. (Whom Dong-man describes as that bald dude making sparkly clothes. Is this an Andre Kim reference?) It’s also the site of a competition pitting rookie models against each other, offering the winner a prize purse and the finale spot in the anniversary fashion show. They’re halfway through the process, with five models of the original ten remaining. One model is dead.

She’s Han Mina, the woman lying dead on the grass after falling to her death. Tae-yeon pictures her body falling over the balcony railing. Dr. Jo says that it may be difficult to prove murder, although it’s certainly a possibility, because if there aren’t clear signs of foul play the body doesn’t always get an autopsy.

But our doc is on the ball, and he offers Tae-yeon a vial of blood. A taste shows a hand clutching something—it looks like Mina died holding a small, rectangular object, though it wasn’t in her hand by the time they showed up.

Soon-bum argues that it’s a clear instance foul play. First off, Han Mina had a cell phone among her possessions, when those were strictly forbidden among contestants. She must’ve really wanted to call somebody, and he pulls up her phone records to find a call a half-hour before time of death.

So Soon-bum called the guy, her boyfriend, and the first thing he said was, “I think my girlfriend was murdered.” Apparently just before she died, Mina had told him if she just went “outside” and took care of “this thing,” they wouldn’t have to worry about money again. She’d suggested taking care of it, then running away, “because if that person finds out it’s dangerous.”

The team echoes: “Thing?” “That person?” “Dangerous?” It’s like a grab bag of the vaguest suspicious words ever. On the other hand, it’s looking likely that Soon-bum’s murder hunch is on the money, and Tae-yeon casts a look at his team. Hilarilously, the boys avert their eyes and studiously avoid eye contact, leaving Jung-in to be It.

Cut to: Jung-in exclaiming, “ME? As a model? No way!”

Tae-yeon points out that without more evidence, this case is likely to be closed as suicide or an accident. The designer’s not inclined to consent to an open investigation, since the publicity means bye-bye fashion show. So Tae-yeon came upon the compromise: He’ll insert someone to pose as an insider, so the investigation can proceed quietly.

Jung-in starts to yell, “WHY ME?” and then pictures Soon-bum and Dong-man, which stops her complaint. Ha, good luck dressing them up as aspiring models.

Tae-yeon shoots down each of her protests with cool logic, but he’s wearing that cheeky smirk that tells us he’s totally enjoying this. Haha.

She grumbles that fine, she’ll do it. Where to start? He gives her the up-and-down, and smiles: “First, gotta dress the part.”

I love that the Gabriel–Jung-in meeting starts off with cringing from both ends. Jung-in’s all, “What’s that sparkly thing?” Gabriel tut-tuts at the sad state of her appearance. Jung-in grits out in the worst imitation of sincerity ever, “It’s an honor to meet you.”

The scenario quickly devolves, though, as Gabriel launches into a stream of hilarious insults, like how there’s enough oil on her face to make Korea rich. He asks her questions, then snaps at her to shut up before she can reply. She gripes back, “You bowling-ball-looking thing!” Hee.

He demands, “Do you want to become human? Do you want to evolve?”

Cue Miss Congeniality makeover sequence. “Ah! My hair!” “This isn’t hair, this is fur!” Jung-in is subjected to waxing in the interrogation room, which is just a cheeky juxtaposition; she complains that she’s not a criminal and Gabriel retorts that she’s as good as one (with her offenses to fashion and all).

Dong-man wonders how she’ll have transformed while Soon-bum scoffs, using the adage about drawing lines on a pumpkin not making it a watermelon. She’d just be a pumpkin with lines drawn on it. Which means he’ll be the one eating his words the most, naturally.

He turns to Tae-yeon to back him up, but Tae-yeon says, “Hyung, you have it wrong. Jung-in wasn’t a pumpkin from the start. She was a watermelon whose lines were hidden.” (Squee.)

Enter the watermelon, glowing and sexy. Soon-bum’s jaw drops. Dong-man gapes, then makes the universal gesture for “Pay up.” Ha, did they put money on this? That just makes it funnier.

Tae-yeon just remains seated, as cool as ever, laughing at his hyung’s surprise.

On to the suspects. Soon-bum outlines the people of interest, namely the four other models and a gofer-type man who cleans up after shoots and was there the day of Mina’s death. Mina was one of the finalists, and Gabriel apparently favored her.

He identifies one of the models (Young-nam) as the most likely to be the killer; she’s also ambitious and a strong contender. Another (Yoo-kyung) is a girl who aces rehearsal and chokes in shoots. A third (Myung-hee) “isn’t that great as a model, but she’s got boobs—” and at that Soon-bum remembers the lady in the room and amends, “—er, an angelic heart, so she’s popular with the staff.” Heh. The last model (Sora) was Mina’s best friend.

The team drives Jung-in over to the mansion, and Soon-bum talks to her in this flustered way now that she’s hot. Boys. Of course, the one she wants to notice her is sitting in silence, per usual.

So when the boys send her off, Jung-in affects this coy, girly voice that has them all scratching their heads, wondering what’s gotten into her. It makes me laugh and cringe in equal measure; she’s trying out her “wiles” as she says she should’ve dressed up at the office more, since she purposely slobbed it up lest she disrupt work. Ha. She saunters off with a flip of the hair and a swing in her hips (tripping in her heels), while Soon-bum wonders, “Did all that blow-drying burn up her brain?”

The other models are about as friendly as a pack of hyenas at mealtime, and snottily turn up their noses at her; they call her a “parachute” contender (one who gets in on connections, not skill) and figure she’s no real competition. One of the girls (Myung-hee, the busty one) is friendly, but since she’s the country bumpkin she gets scorned by the other girls too.

Jung-in’s cover identity is Jung-ran, which gets shortened to Ran. Gabriel takes her aside to show her the premises, still talking down to her in his snooty way. Jung-in cuts him down to size efficiently, though, by noting the gun he’s got hanging up on the wall—is it registered? He stammers that it came with the house, and she pointedly says she’ll have to come back with a warrant, reducing him to nervous stutters.

The five models each have a test shoot, after which another elimination will occur. Jung-in is predictably awful, which has the other girls snickering that they’re safe today and Gabriel tearing out his figurative hair, wailing, “Move! Turn! Are you a woman?!”

As they wait afterward to head to the studio for the elimination, Jung-in notes the man who was on the suspect list, Kyo-min. She’s incensed at the idea that she might actually get cut today before investigating anything, but Gabriel just snipes at her to try harder, then.

Friendly Myung-hee sees that Jung-in isn’t ready for the elimination and hands her a dress—it was one Gabriel prepared for Mina. She’s told to hurry, and gets to work stuffing herself into the slinky sequined dress while the others wait.

Dr. Jo gets the word that Mina’s parents agreed to an autopsy after all. He sends Ji-hye home after checking her homework, and remains behind to prep the procedure. She walks down the hall, not really noticing two suspicious men passing by—men who barge into the examination room and clock Dr. Jo in the face.

At the same time, a group of similarly dressed men storm into the mansion and knock down Gabriel and the models violently. They’re led by caretaker-gofer (and suspect) Kyo-min, and Jung-in just barely escapes being caught up in the surprise attack because she’s still in the bathroom changing. Kyo-min grabs a rifle and demands, “Which of you killed Mina?!”

Little Ji-hye remembers leaving something behind and turns back. No, run away, little girl! As she runs to the exam room, the leader brandishes his gun at Dr. Jo and orders him to slit open Mina’s stomach to take “it” out.

OHHH. Is this a drug smuggling thing? Now her cryptic last words about “once I take it outside” and “solving money problems” make sense.

Unfortunately, Ji-hye walks into the room at this moment looking for Ajusshi, and sees him sprawled on the ground with a bloody forehead. She screams, and the accomplice claps a hand over her mouth.

At the house, the guys root through everything and report that they’ve foung nothing. Leader Kyo-min swears and hits a model. Tension mounts.

Jung-in reaches for her thigh holster, not for a weapon but her cell phone, which I suppose is more useful than a gun at this point. Except… Soon-bum doesn’t hear his phone since he and Dong-man are relaxing by the riverside with fishing poles, saying that it’s okay to take a break since it’s only Day 1.

Soon-bum seems to hear something strange, though, and heads back to the car… which is when his line gets a bite. They go tearing back to the water to reel in the catch.

Shaking in panic, Jung-in calls Tae-yeon next… just as the door quietly opens behind her. Kyo-min takes the phone calmly and identifies her correctly: “Prosecutor Yoo Jung-in?”

In the exam room, Ji-hye sobs over Dr. Jo’s bleeding head, and he tries to comfort her. But the gunman rips her out of his arms and threatens her life if Doc doesn’t cut open the body. He asks what they hope to find by opening her up.

“Diamonds?” Jung-in wonders. She’s talking with Kyo-min, who tells her of the heist plans that involved his friends, but how the instigator ripped them all off by swapping their take with fakes. They tracked him down and he spilled the info on where to find it: this mansion. The guy was arrested and his house put up for auction, soon after bought by Gabriel. Somewhere in this house is a diamond haul worth 5 billion won.

Soon-bum cooks on his portable stove, and even pours himself some soju. Dong-man protests the liquor, but it’s a feeble move since it just takes one invitation to get him eagerly joining Soon-bum. And here I’m thinking they’re both in for a monster of a reaming if/when Tae-yeon finds out. Drinking on the job’s bad enough, but falling through for a teammate in need? I cringe for you boys.

Jung-in figures out the rest of the story: Kyo-min hired Mina to enter the model competition and find the diamonds. But there was a complication….

We flashback to the night when Gabriel had given the contestants a “friendship award” where you write down the name of another contestant and the winners get immunity from elimination. During the voting, Kyo-min had taken Mina aside to ask whether she found the diamonds. She’d said yes—but she gave them to a friend for safekeeping. After all, what if she handed them over and he skipped out without paying her? This is her security measure.

He’d asked which friend it was, and she held up her voting paper—and swallowed it. She offered to tell him in exchange for half the take. An hour later she was dead—betrayed again, this time by her “friend.”

Now Kyo-min gives Jung-in two hours to find which model killed Mina and stole the diamonds. Otherwise she’s dead.

Dr. Jo takes up the scalpel and prepares to begin. Just then, the door rattles: It’s Tae-yeon, puzzled to find the door locked. Everyone tenses, and Ji-hye manages to yell, “Save us!” before she’s muffled.

The gunmen instruct Dr. Jo to continue in silence, while Tae-yeon listens intently for clues. His vampy senses hone in on Doc’s blood: bingo.

Moments later Dr. Jo’s phone starts ringing. The gunmen panic and tell him not to answer, but Doc says it’s the prosecutor in charge, who’s scheduled to arrive here soon—can’t exactly ignore it.

With the warning to watch what he says, Dr. Jo answers and tells Tae-yeon he and Ji-hye stepped out for a walk, requesting him to come back in a couple hours.

But Tae-yeon tells Dr. Jo to repeat his words to the intruders: Let the child go. I’ll go in instead. You have five minutes.

Meanwhile, the two fools at the waterside finish their meal and sit in a contented stupor. Soon-bum slurs about the meaning of life, slinging an arm around Dong-man’s shoulder. Dong-man takes advantage of the moment to propose, “How about… we be hyung-dongsaeng?” Aw, he’s so cute. He just wants to be your little brother!

Soon-bum’s in a good mood and consents, and this has the two of them giggling in glee.

The kidnappers warily consent to the terms and open the door for Tae-yeon. He kneels down in front of the girl to assure her it’ll all be okay, and sends her out. She doesn’t want to go (“I want to stay with Ajusshi. He’s very hurt.”) but Tae-yeon says Ajusshi will be fine, and that she can wait for him at home.

With the child out of the way, Tae-yeon’s sporting a pretty fierce look as he advances, asking for an explanation. Ooh, I can’t wait for him to go to town on these amateurs.

Jung-in conducts her own investigation at the house. While under gunpoint by the perps, she interrogates each person in turn and extracts the story. Roommate Myung-hee didn’t fight with Mina, but the other two bitchy girls did; they both confronted her the night she died.

The girls were pissed at Mina’s attitude and jealous of her favoritism with Gabriel, who even made her a dress out of her design and materials (ding ding ding!). He admits he knew it would make the other girls upset, but he was too won over by Mina’s appeals, saying she wanted to be a fashion designer just like him. What motivation and drive! “What a waste,” he sighs.

I would’ve thought mention of the materials would tip people off, but they don’t seem to suspect the dress. Jung-in collects everyone together and goes over what she knows. Each person has someone else vouching for her whereabouts… minus the speech-impaired girl Sora.

Immediately Kyo-min grabs Sora and threatens her. To prevent more violence, Jung-in jumps in to say she still has an hour left to get to the bottom of the case. She’ll figure it out.

Tae-yeon sorts through the story, and tells Dr. Jo the best thing is to just cut Mina open. They’d have to cut her up for the autopsy anyway, and this is the safest approach. But Dr. Jo digs in his heels, refusing. It’s his professional ethics and his personal stubbornness that will not bow down to criminals, and tension arises as Tae-yeon’s voice grows harder and harder, till he’s yelling at Dr. Jo in banmal to do it: “Yoo Jung-in is inside.”

Sora writes out her explanation for Jung-in, saying that she knew about the diamonds. She’d been Mina’s friend, and Mina had confided in her that she found the diamonds but doesn’t know where to put them. Sora had written her advice: Hide it in plain sight, “because it’s darkest right underneath the lights.”

Mina had thanked her, and Sora had asked why she trusted her with this information. Mina answered with a smile that Sora’s mute and friendless, so there’s no pressure in telling her. She’d said this in a friendly voice, totally missing the cruelty of her words, while Sora stewed.

She’d been hurt, but she insists to Jung-in that she didn’t kill Mina. All she did was root through Mina’s things looking for the jewels. She meant to make off with the diamonds, but instead, she saw the real killer.

Kyo-min orders her to identify the killer. Shaking, she raises her finger… to right between the two mean girls. She says, “Both.” A flashback shows the night of the death, with the two models hovering over the body, taking an item from Mina’s hand, and running away.

Kyo-min grabs their heads and starts yelling at them—so they killed her? Where are the jewels? The girls insist they killed her accidentally, after shoving her while on the balcony. Mina had grabbed one of their nametags when she fell, and that’s what was in her hand.

They both blubber that they know nothing of diamonds. Today was the first they heard of it!

Kyo-min shoves the barrel of the gun to Jung-in’s head and threatens to kill them one by one until they talk. His finger tightens on the trigger…

A knock on the door stops them. It’s the nervous gunman from the exam room, warning that they’ve been made by the police, who may be on their way right now. He stammers that he killed a man—the coroner—saying he didn’t mean to do it.

A flashback shows Dr. Jo taking a bullet through the chest. The guy says his brother got caught (by Tae-yeon?) and it’s all he could do.

A scream sounds from outside. They run to check on it, and in the dark we see a man go down. Tae-yeon’s silhouette takes his gun and disarms it. He moves stealthily along, taking men down easily.

Inside, the gunman breaks down and says sorry to Kyo-min. So he was lying about his story?

Flashback: In the exam room, Dr. Jo isn’t shot after all. Instead, Tae-yeon orders him to cut open the body, adding in a tone of pleading that Jung-in is Then he launches into action to knock down the intruders. The police arrive to arrest the two.

With the doc safe again Tae-yeon shares a smile with him, and Dr. Jo recognizes that Tae-yeon was purposely arguing with him as a tactic: To fool the enemy, you’ve got to fool your teammate first. He asks if Tae-yeon’s going to Jung-in now, and Tae-yeon heads off with a wave.

Now, Tae-yeon takes down his last opponent and heads over to Jung-in, who’s sprawled on the ground near tears. (Hilariously, Gabriel takes in this scene like it’s the most romantic thing ever. I mean, yeah there’s some romance there, but he looks like a huge sap. It’s cute.)

Tae-yeon offers her his hand, sees the tears, and tells her that her mascara has run. Ha, I guess making her laugh is one way to keep her from crying.

Ack! But behind them, Kyo-min rouses himself and reaches for his gun. He aims it up… at Jung-in… and Gabriel shouts, “Watch out!”

The gun goes off. Tae-yeon jumps in front of Jung-in. Ahhhhh! He’s not shot, is he?

Jung-in looks up in shock… and sees a shower of diamonds raining down on them.

Oh, ha. Turns out Mina had stuffed the diamond in the gun. I guess it wasn’t the dress. Back in the office, Prosecutor Joo has this tired You have got to be kidding me look on her face as she says, “You lost the diamond.” Ha, well not lost exactly; it’s just been blown into a zillion little ones.

Prosecutor Joo actually sighs that the milk’s already been spilled, which is more lenient than I was expecting, and just tells him to take care of the aftermath. But where are the rest of the diamonds? Nothing turned up at the house.

Tae-yeon’s surprised: There were more? She says the one in the gun only amounts to about 1 billion won’s worth, so there’s 4 billion unaccounted for.

Jung-in arrives at home and gets a call from Dr. Jo, who has retrieved the paper from Mina’s stomach. Sure enough, there’s a name written on it. It seems to read Jang Choong-gil. As in… Gabriel?

AH! I was right!

Jung-in thinks back to her interrogations, landing on: the dress. She pulls it out of her bag and takes a close look… and then balls it up, sighing that it’s so full of sparkles it’s worthless even as a rag. She throws it on a chair.

Prosecutor Joo explains that they were black diamonds—rare and expensive.

At the office, Soon-bum cooks up his fresh catch for Jung-in and urges her to eat up, but she’s miffed—this is supposed to make them even for his neglect? Dong-man ladles another bowl and offers it to “Soon-bum-ie hyung,” who balks. Oh no, did the drunkenness wipe his memory? Aw.

Tae-yeon walks by smiling at their antics, and heads into his office. There’s an envelope on his desk, and opens it to find photos. Curiously, each face has a slash through it. The subjects? Soon-bum, Jung-in, Dong-man, and Dr. Jo.

A suspicion flits through his mind: Red Eyes.

 
COMMENTS

Oh, that ending. It’s both creepy and awesome. Yes, our main characters are in peril. (Are they ever not?) But on the other hand, you’re toying with Tae-yeon’s emotions here, and that can only lead to fierceness and intensity. I can’t wait to see him react.

I’ve been feeling a bit disenchanted with this show thus far, but this episode brought me back because it did something that a lot of its episodes forget: It made the murder case about its characters. Not in a deeply thematic way—last week’s episode was actually more of a link in that way—but in the way that the point of this case wasn’t the murderer or the diamonds at all, but how the case worked to shape our characters’ relationships.

Tae-yeon spent the episode slightly apart from his team, emotionally weighted down by recent revelations, but I love how the case brought him back, culminating in the chilling ending scene where he receives the silent threat to his people. Not MY family, you asshole, seems to be his overwhelming emotion, and I can’t tell you how much I love that.

Never has he seemed more like a Papa Bear, and while you dearly wish he could confide everything into his team—if only to have an outlet, but also to enlist their help in sharing his burden—it also fits the father profile. He’s in the position of protector, and not only is it his job to keep his family safe, but also to hide from them the very nature of their danger. You protect not only their bodies but also, in a sense, their innocence.

Tae-yeon has had a bit of a father-son relationship with Dr. Jo wherein he’s the recipient of knowledge and help, the younger one being guided by the wise older man. This episode turned the tables a bit, in a nicely poignant way. It’s not so much that Tae-yeon is the new dad, but echoes the way real relationships evolve, like the way we all reach a day in our adult lives when we realize our parents are just people. While the crime may not have had anything to do with the main characters, it leads to relationship development and character insights. And that’s the stuff that makes this show tick for me.

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52 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. mysterious

    yea it’s here!

    • 1.1 mysterious

      yes! 1st to comment! that’s never happened b4!

  2. dangerousgoods

    Thank you :)

  3. Lemon

    Wow awesome episode! Can’t wait to watch it. :D

    So.. what happened to the black diamonds? Lol.

    Thanks Javabeans for the recap!

    • 3.1 kakashi

      She might have thrown them out!

    • 3.2 Sara

      The rest Of the diamonds were sewed on the rest. If you look at the end when Jung-in is all like it’s just a sparkling dress you can’t even use it as a rag they show this black button things and those were the rest of the black diamonds.
      I don’t know if that made sense but I hoped it helped.

  4. sara.ramo

    love the episode thank you dear .you are a great recapper

  5. hazel

    thanks!

  6. diorama

    I know this is probably never going to happen, but can you imagine if Soon Bum got turned into a vampire? A fat, scruffy, gangstery, supremely inelegant vampire…*chortle* That would make my day.

    Now I’m wondering how in earth Soon Bum got to find out about Min Tae Yeon being a vampire. We haven’t had any clues about that at all.

    • 6.1 mud

      I know! I want to know how the bromance started and how the confiding of his vampire status went down. I’m really hoping there is going to be some light shed on the revelation.

  7. pinkpia

    yay its here! Thank for the recap JB :)

  8. pinkpia

    its here, its here, its here! Thank for the recap JB :)

  9. pinkpia

    i mean to say thank you for the recap JB! now i gotta run to the bathroom. Sorry for the earlier mistakes!

  10. 10 Blue

    ah now its gonna be interesting!!i’d love to see our Vamp kick some ass for personal reasons.

  11. 11 stella sonjo

    wow! we’ve got something to worry about for the next ep.
    i loved the whole diamond mystery and thought that they are stuffed inside her stomach but it turned out to be a name.
    a good ep this week.
    thnx JB for the recap!

  12. 12 sugarpunch

    Each episode always plays the suspense quite nicely… but this show is a little to freaky for me. with the blood and all. ughh…

    Lol. and how is calling someone a watermelon a compliment? That’s worth getting kicked in the nuts for… haha, then again, I would rather be called a watermelon than a pumpkin. I don’t know why.

  13. 13 kakashi

    Min Tae-yeon was very mean to her in this episode! She cries and he just goes (surprised): “you are crying? Your mascara is running” :-( I hope she takes revenge and he has to suffer from a broken heart.

  14. 14 mysterious

    I’m digressing here, but why did Red Eyes have so many scars? If he is a vamp shouldn’t he be able to heal without leaving scars? (Or do those belong to the actor himself?)Anyway very good episode, loved the character interactions. And I don’t think TY was mean to JI, he was just injecting some humor in his usual gruff way to make her smile. And OMO! Red Eyes is going after TY’s crime-fighting family now?! Oh it’s game on now! (btw, Big Bad Red Eyes is soo freakin’ HOT! It’s killin’ me!)

    • 14.1 jomo

      My guess is he got the scars before being vamped.

    • 14.2 funkypicklez

      using my extensive twilight knowledge (lol. don’t judge)

      vampires are the only ones who can leave permanent marks on other vampires. maybe the many scars are from the fights he’s had with numerous vampires?

      aiya. the thought of taeyeon fighting against more vamps and possibly being outnumbered makes me shiver. >.<

  15. 15 Sabah

    “He’s in the position of protector… You protect not only their bodies but also, in a sense, their innocence.”

    This line really touched me. In fact the last few scenes did too and by the end I was a blubbering mess of tears and smiles. Yeah, I have father issues which have evolved into searching for protecting father figure type love in my life. Ah! Tae Yeon you already had me at your smile!

    I hope Dr Jo doesn’t go all self sacrificing with Ji Hye and send her away from the danger that is inherent in his life. I mean I do understand because when she entered the room and looked around, all I could think was how much horror is she going to witness in her life? Still, I hope Dr Jo realizes that the good that he brings into her life way out weighs the bad. At least she wasn’t one of the photographs that Tae Yeon got sent AND is it weird that I think it is ‘nice’ that Dr Jo was? I mean, you know, because he most definitely ‘family’ now?

  16. 16 Onichick

    Dear god, I want Jungin to turn the tables on him just once….Just once. I want Taeyeon not to have the upper hand.. >_<

    Ah well. Still CUTE!

    Red Eyes scares me. A LOT. I still wanna package the team up and hide them away….Not that Jungin would stay put but you understand the feeling.

    Heeee. Looking forward to more badass Taeyeon and hopefully more badass Jungin.

  17. 17 sa

    LAST SEAS,. HE USED TO DRINK BLOOD AND FIND MORE LEAD BUT THIS SES. IT IS OFMORE DETECTIVE PART AND HE IS NOT DRINKING THAT HE USED TO IN 1 AND LESS DRAMATIC ACTIION AND IT IS CLEARLY MISSING BUT STILL IT IS GOOD ….TILL THE 5 EP I WOULD RATE 3.5/5

  18. 18 Abbie

    Loved this episode. So good. I can’t wait for next week.

    Thanks for the recap, Javabeans!

  19. 19 OMILORD

    i feel like its leaving out major gaps for me…like min goemsa was hurt for fuck sake he was bleeding from his head and yet he shows up at work without a single bandaid and no one asks questions?? are they use to min goemsa’s fast healing process??? also what abt the diamonds i know its early to ask but does she get to keep it i mean the bald guy knew where it was sooooo what happens to it?? and also how much more does jihye has to be truamatized, girl is not even 10 (i think)?? and also i really dont the role of that boss lady like she comes in one scene says something mean and oppose something and then finally gives up and thats it?? is she even necessary??? also now that the doctor is no longer in contact how does min gets his blood??? sorry for being an ass but its really bothering me then again its only ep 6 and we have 5 more to go!!1

    • 19.1 sara.ramo

      I guess you are right in some points but i guess for the injury part since he was covered in blood they they thought he is not badly hurt …hahah..since this is the only explanation I could think of .but about the dress I think gabriel did not know it was there maybe she sewed them on the dress ?!!! but you are right mostly .but I love this drama so damn much that I have to make an excuse for these things

  20. 20 anna

    Is Dr. Jo going to adopt the little girl at the end? Because they are so cute together. She’s also very attached to him, it would be sad to see her get adopted to someone else.

  21. 21 goldeng

    thanks for the recap!! SO… jung in really threw away the dress with the uber expensive and rare black diamonds XD!! this girl… hahaha!

    the part with the rain of diamonds was aweesome *—-* so fairytale like lol! Gabriel all mesmerized watching taeyeon and jung in interact was priceless too! can I say i really like Gabriel and his “shut ups”? he made my day xD

    i should be used to the trolling in VP2 but i reaally thought Dr. Jo got badly hurt and Taeyeon went all crazy against him for some reason!

    i cant stop thinking about my poor ji hye…! ths little girl have seen and experienced all kinds of awful things! O__o nd with Dr. Jo coughing blood I fear something bad could happen to him too :’(… writers, can you make this girl have a normal childhood alongside Dr.Jo?! please do some magic and cure him! x.x

  22. 22 acejihyo

    the end with the slashed pictures really freaked me out. like you said, it scares me to think what would happen if tae-yeon were put in the same situation as park hoon.

  23. 23 purplejam88

    thanks for the quick recap. off to watch e show now

  24. 24 Whatsthescenario

    Someone please explain to me again, why our Sexy Vamp Prosecutor winces in pain whenever he drinks the sample vials of blood from each case? Shouldn’t he relish the taste of human blood?

    Anyway, I loved Designer Gabriel and his “Shut up”. He was fun to watch. I thought the music choices were quite fun in this series.

    I loved Jung-In’s glorious entrance as a sexy woman, the (other) boys often forget. Tae-yeon never has. But we are quickly reminded that she is just one of the boys during her stumble into the mansion (ha!) and her awful photo shoot session (haha!!!). I loved when he extended his hand to help her stand… so romantic. Will we ever get to see some action between them?

    I enjoy every episode. Such great storytelling. yeah some plot gaps at times (especially with the dress…what’s gonna happen to it?) but I enjoy the process nonetheless.

    • 24.1 Mystisith

      When he drinks the blood of the samples he relives the death of the victim like if he was her/him. That’s the theory. Better not think too much about it or you soon notice illogical things… Like a vampire with a beating heart. :)

      • 24.1.1 Stardust

        Or in CW’s Supernatural lore, vampires are adverse to drinking dead men’s blood, it kind of hurts them… Note that usually it is from people who are alive… they don’t chow down on the dead… hehe

        I LOVE this ep! The dark hero coming singlehandedly to save the day… diamond showers… lol I really hope jung In had the sense to save that dress in her wardrobe to wear in future lol she did look HOT in it! But why the black diamonds fact did not trickle down to the rest of the team is a little… hmmm above their pay grade? really?

        I shivered at the end, when Tae Yeon received the threat from Red eyes… that he will turn Tae Yeon’s ‘family’ against each other… and I am so afraid for everyone! I NEED a season 3! So don’t anyone die on me! aaarrggh

        Thanks javabeans for the recap! ♥

      • 24.1.2 Czmych

        yeah, because of course nobody questions the existence of vampires, we’re beyond that

      • 24.1.3 Jessica

        Wait! In the last episode with Red Eyes, didn’t he drink a bottle of blood from a WHOLE REFRIGERATOR of bottled human blood?? I presume that he kills people, drain their blood, bottles it, then refrigerates it for himself to drink. If he’s a vampire and Tae-yeon’s a vampire, why don’t they get the same reaction when both drink a dead human’s blood?

  25. 25 jomo

    Thanks for the recap.
    It does look like you will be getting all the funny eps, JB. Which is only fair. Didn’t GF get all the kisses in K2H?

    I was smiling ear to ear for so much of this one.
    The “Shut Up” sequence was adorable between JI and Gabriel. They looked like they were having a ball filming it.
    TY’s appreciation of JI was pretty neat. Even if there won’t be romance, I love his body language around her.

    Can I save how sexy TY is when he’s beating people up with one smack? He is soooo smooth. Could watch those action sequences all day long.

    The director must be extremely happy with their choice for the little girl. She is wonderful, and seems to be pretty solid. Hoping the girl gets plenty of FUN times to balance out what could give her nightmares.

    As far as those diamonds, you’d think these detectives would have been better at detecting it…God, I hope she doesn’t get rid of that dress…

  26. 26 Khrisstyne

    The preview for the next episode looks so intense. I’ve been loving the episodes more and more after the 4th one.

    I am loving Kwon Hyun sang as the bad ass in this series.
    I usually DON’T fan girl, but squealing was all I can do with Hyun Sang’s return next episode and all the good bits between Jung-in and prosecutor Min.

    BTW I LOVED this episode.

  27. 27 Chiomy

    i think my heart pounded a few times in this episode… more so than in previous ones. for me the connection between the characters is so much more important than the story at times. It also helped that this was a really simple plot that you could figure out from a mile away so my did not hurt trying to follow what was going on, and i was free to enjoy the interactions.

    • 27.1 Chiomy

      sorry, my *head* did not hurt

  28. 28 Lisah

    Best line in the ep was when Dong Man told newly made over Jung In that she could be a CF queen…. The next Han Ga In. I suppose that’s one way to hook a Vamp Prosecutor.

    • 28.1 mysterious

      Yeah I loved the reference to Han Ga-In. I wonder if Yeon Jung-Hoon thought of that or if the writers did. Either way it’s funny to hear his wife mentioned in the series (especially in reference to his character’s supposed love interest on the show).

  29. 29 Amaya

    Thanks for the recap!! I saw this uploaded the day it aired and have been dying for subs.

    This episode had me laughing out loud at multiple scenes. That Han GaIn reference in particular. Its always great to have some humor to even out the dark and violent scenes.

    Also, next week’s preview!!! Min’s ex comes back to town?! Did I understand it right? The preview wasn’t subbed ;___;

    Anyways, this episode felt like a step BACK on the right track for this show. It feels like season 2 is all about the glossy and smooth effects and less about our lovable characters. But whatever, its still a delicious show. I could just stare at YJH all day, no matter what he’s doing.

    Aaaand, am I the only one HOPING that someone else in the Scooby Gang gets turned?!

    • 29.1 jєѕѕα™ 주원사랑 (@jung_kYro)

      same here..i so love YJH..i love it when he smirks..it took me a few minutes to get back to the track when i heard Han Ga In’s name..i have to pause for a while and laugh so hard..ha! Han Ga In is indeed one lucky woman to have YJH as a husband..

  30. 30 Village Mrembo

    Anybody else catch the Han Ga In reference?!! I loled so much at that, what took them so long?!!

  31. 31 im_eve

    watched it twice! and it’s been so long since i’ve “replayed” a drama hehe…especially the gabriel-jung in-shut up scenes haha and the romantic save with raining diamonds at the end *giggles*

    had so much laugh out louds this episode…but what surprised me was i was actually consumed by the mystery..where the diamond was (also thought the dress mid of the show then was ACTUALLY sidetracked by the shotgun-very smart move by the writers!) i was freakin nervous when sora was about to point out the killer(s) haha!

    i kinda wish gabriel (who is that actor????) would come back sometime..he has soo much cheistry w/ jung-in! hehe..maybe he can be min-jung in’s no. 1 fan..& cupid?? hehe

    VP is back! LOOVE!

  32. 32 yuu

    can you tell me the name of the song that appears in 14:50? > _ <

    I loved your site *–* <3~

  33. 33 americanajumma

    Cracked me up when Dog Man told Jung In “Even you can become like Han Ga In” (the beautiful actress who is Yoon Jung Hoon’s wife). Love these little things the PD slips in!

    • 33.1 Lilian

      haha..I caught that too. Was waiting to see who else noticed it!

  34. 34 Americanajumma

    @ Yuu. The song at 14:50 is Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. They also used it during the pool scene in one of the past episodes.

  35. 35 khokhoo

    can anyone tell me please the name of the 2 songs which aired when she was preparing to be amodel??

  36. 36 khokhoo

    CAN YOU TELL ME THE NAME OF THE SONG THAT APPEARED WHEN gABRIEL ASKED HER “Do you want to become human? Do you want to evolve?”

  37. 37 Lilian

    The little girl just makes me wanna cry. Each time I see her, I feel so sad for her. Add on her optimism and her innocence, and I just cannot help it! Jung In was awesome in this episode. They also mentioned Han Ga In! hahaha…

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