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I Remember You: Episode 2

[Please join us in welcoming rejoycie to Dramabeans! She’ll be working hard to bring you weekly recaps of I Remember You, for which she will be rewarded with Seo In-gook shower scenes. Thus sayeth the law of dramas. —girlfriday]

Hi everyone, excited to be recapping this drama with dramallama! There are never too many Sherlock Holmeses roaming around in dramaland.

Well, I Remember You is turning out to be quite different from what I expected, which is totally fine, since this whole psychopath thriller is understandably much meatier than a mere rom-com. The tangled mystery and action pick up in this episode, and we find that our resident stalker is perhaps not as superficial as we initially assumed, while our genius profiler remains well, a genius, even though his past seems to be coming back to haunt him.

EPISODE 2: “Hello Monster”

As a young boy, Hyun is told by his father to live a solitary life in the basement, while everyone else will assume he’s abroad. In tears, Hyun asks why Dad never questioned him about the promise he made with Joon-young: “Dad, you should have asked me, before calling me a monster, before locking me in a place like this!” Dad backpedals slightly, clarifying that his intention was to protect Hyun.

Time flies by as Dad tutors Hyun in the prison basement, and little brother Min’s quiet pleas to play together go unheard.

Two prison guards enter our killer Joon-young’s cell ominously, but Joon-young was already calmly expecting them. With an eerie smile, Joon-young brings a broken glass shard to his neck and slits himself. Unable to find his pulse, the guards hurriedly call an ambulance to transport Joon-young to the hospital. Oh no, is this some intricate plot to escape?

In the ambulance, right as the guards realize that there isn’t much blood loss from Joon-young, they hear the siren of another ambulance heading in the direction of the prison. Ohhh, so that’s the ambulance that responded to the guards’ call, which means the one they’re in right now is the getaway car. As the paramedic’s smirk alerts us that something is up, Joon-young’s eyes flash open.

Flashback to Joon-young’s meeting with Hyun. We see how his little escape plan worked out as Joon-young shows Hyun his secret talent: an undetectable pulse. Hyun is clearly impressed (so am I!), and the two prodigies agree to share more secrets with each other before we cut away.

Back in Hyun’s house, Dad senses something amiss. As he hustles around his room, he suggests to no one in particular to chat over a cup of tea. And what do you know, Joon-young is standing right behind him. Chills.

Over tea, Joon-young’s first question is to ask the whereabouts of Hyun. Dad keeps up his cover story that Hyun is nowhere to be found, and then impulsively picks up a kitchen knife to attack Joon-young. Joon-young retaliates immediately, and his punches don’t land lightly for his small build. Both Hyun and Min hear the fight, and Min flees out of fear through the window.

When the noises eventually stop, Hyun cautiously makes his way to the living room, to find Joon-yonng standing over Dad lying in a pool of blood. Hyun goes running out of his house screaming for Min, their family of three now broken within the span of a night. In a voiceover, Hyun narrates: “Today, I lost my father, and my younger brother disappeared. And a hole appeared in my memory.”

Cut to: Hyun at a counseling session with a psychiatrist, explaining that memories from before that incident are blank. The psychiatrist is unsure if this is a temporary memory loss, but he suggests that those memories aren’t strictly necessary. In Hyun’s mind, he acknowledges the only things that he remembered — his fateful meeting with Joon-young, and Dad’s words that his son is a monster.

The psychiatrist hands him over to Dad’s colleague on the police force, and he thinks to himself, “What kind of child was I? What did I do, for my dad to call me a monster?”

Back in the present, Hyun broods over the same questions as he visits his old house. His lost memories drive a desire to meet someone who knew him as a child, and there’s only one person who fits that bill — Joon-young. After so many years, he’s still curious: “What type of conversation did we have? Some parts were forgotten, some parts were erased, and some parts were altered. Memories are like that.”

At an interview about his book, The Memory of a Murderer, he suggests discussing a personal issue, with the assurance that the reporter will publish it. He cryptically states his one wish — to meet the person who taught him about the concept of a “critical period” in a child’s development. The reporter blindly asks: “Are you referring to your first love?” Ha, you couldn’t be further from the mark. Well, actually, maybe not.

As Hyun reads over his magazine interview, he reasons that since he can’t find Joon-young, Joon-young will have to be the one to find him first. As he recalls the email that led him to the crime scene, he narrates, “Maybe the person who restarted the story that already ended is not him, but me.”

Back to the present-present, Ji-an heads back to her pigsty of a home, where her aunt is already there to rip into her for her messy abode. The two evidently have a loving relationship as they cutely bicker back and forth about side dishes.

At Ji-an’s mention that Lee Hyun has reappeared, her aunt refers to him as “the guy you stalked,” although Ji-an tries to justify her stalking as yunno, just tracking him down and watching him. She goes on this little rant about how he’s so rude and doesn’t recognize her, but in the end, still decides to continue observing him. Her aunt is puzzled as to why she doesn’t just approach him, and Ji-an says it’s because she doesn’t know if he’s an enemy or a friend, and the only thing she knows for sure is that he’s the only connection they have to Lee Joon-young. Dun dun dun.

Hyun is listening to Dad’s old tape recordings of his meetings with Joon-young. At their first meeting in the prison, Joon-young straight-up promises not to kill Dad there, and Hyun scoffs at the irony of it: “You killed him in the end anyway.” As Hyun leaves his house, we are clued in to the presence of someone watching him from afar, and Hyun’s spidey sense tingles.

In the mortuary, forensics specialist LEE JOON-HO (Choi Won-young) explains to Ji-an that the drugs in the second victim’s body match exactly with the ones in the Bangbae-dong case. Ji-an’s question about the possibility of the murderer’s signature goes unanswered as an incoming phone call informs her about the appearance of Hyun at the Bangbae-dong crime scene.

At the crime scene, Hyun observes a painting of a two-headed man, drawn in a similar style to the drawings in his childhood sketchbook. He zooms in on the signature of the artist, and recalls that his younger brother signed a similar symbol on a sketch when they were young. Whoa, so not-so-innocent Little Bro lied about the sketchbook belonging to Hyun. So either Min is still alive, or the art piece is the work of someone who knows them.

He takes a quick look around the crime scene and picks up on a multitude of details — a recently hammered-in nail and a mismatch between the interior design and the painting. All these lead to the conclusion that the painting was likely to have been picked by someone else. Could it be a present from the murderer?

Ji-an bursts into the apartment, intent on catching Hyun red-handed for trespassing, but he’s already nowhere to be found. In a smart camera sequence, Ji-an follows Hyun’s footsteps around the apartment, both sharing the same space, but at different times. She settles on the same painting that Hyun was so interested in, and muses to herself that the painting seems rather familiar.

Hyun approaches his big-shot art director friend to find the artist of the painting, and said friend rips into Hyun for speaking to him casually, even though it was culturally acceptable when they were in America. Hyun repeats his request in English, and the friend concedes defeat. Ha.

The police are having a tough time tracking down the unregistered phones used in the murders. Nothing has turned up in the forensics examination, and they figure that the murderer must be familiar with forensics investigation. Their current suspect count: 0.

Grasping at straws, Team Leader Kang asks if Hyun has agreed to work with them, and Ji-an’s defense is that she hasn’t used her beauty to seduce him yet. Lol.

Armed with her lip gloss and a hair flip, she sits in Hyun’s lecture and spends a good portion of it unsuccessfully trying to get his attention. Her flailing efforts cause her roller chair to slip off the step, and whoosh, she goes rolling down the lecture hall ramp. Omg, this is awesome.

She manages to stop herself halfway down, but another hair flip causes her to roll down in the opposite direction. She goes screaming all the way, until Hyun smoothly puts a stop to her nonsense with his foot. He teases her for rolling down all the way in her excitement to answer the question, and then immediately dismisses her answer as incorrect.

Ji-an tries to roll herself away, but Hyun holds on to her chair to make her the volunteer subject for the rest of his lecture, to the ridicule of the students. Poor thing.

She follows him out after his lecture, and claims that she just coincidentally happened to be in the neighborhood. His you-are-so-full-of-bullshit look chastises her into confessing that she did in fact follow him here.

Still begging for his cooperation, her face falls when he admits that he still has no clue who she is. He refuses to cooperate until she comes clean with her true identity, and she proudly announces that she’s a fan. She pleads with him to cooperate under the name of fan-service (do you even know what fan-service entails?), but he’s stubborn as a mule.

Failing to bribe him with a coffee, she inquires about his trip to the Bangbae-dong crime scene. His observation? Both crime scenes had purple flowers.

In response to Ji-an’s futile attempt to find the buyer of the purple flowers, Hyun states that purple is sometimes used to express sadness or death, although the poor victim who accepted the flowers probably had no idea what it foreshadowed. Hence, his gut feeling is that the murder was carefully planned in advance.

That’s as much as he can gather from two dead bodies, and asks a little too excitedly if there’s a third body yet. According to his cycle theory, the crime should have already happened, and Ji-an is horrified: “Are you waiting for another person to die?” But to Hyun, more dead bodies means more information, and Ji-an mutters under her breath that he’s a monster. Eep, don’t trigger any unwanted memories!

Hyun puts forward his hypothesis that the murderer wants to keep his corpses free of blemishes. The cause of the first murder was suffocation, and there were no marks left on the body. The forensic investigation also revealed a trace of an injection, suspected to be the murderer’s doing to knock out the victim first.

However, the second murder victim (of the Donghwa-dong case) had evidence of violence used against her, even though the cause of death was the same. Hyun’s conclusion is that the murderer couldn’t suppress his momentary rage in the latter instance.

Both murder victims had similar physical attributes, except that the second victim recently had a haircut. Ji-an is left speechless at Hyun’s inference that the murderer used violence against the second victim just because of her hairstyle. But Hyun reasons that if infamous serial killer Ted Bundy killed women who looked like his fiancee, it’s no question that this murderer also has a type he was looking for. The murderer might be killing different people, but in his head, he’s killing the same person over and over again.

Ji-an relays all the information she heard from Hyun, first showing her colleagues the murderer’s semaphore code from the Bangbae-dong case, which was an overlooked hint for the second murder. Hyun noted that the murderer left it behind as a challenge for the police to solve the code. Instead, they were turned into a mockery since the police didn’t even know there was a code to be solved.

If they had successfully decoded it, it would have revealed the location of the second murder. Hyun stops mid-sentence during his impressive deduction: “This is the best time to use the phrase ‘Your brain is an accessory.'” Bwahaha, say hello to our new Master of One-Liners.

Ji-an fumes at his insult, but pulls herself together to get her colleagues to find a similar code in the second murder case.

His second hint is that there needs to be a common location that both victims were at, such that the murderer would have been able to spot them easily. Places like the spa are possible locations where women who share common characteristics can be found.

His third hint involves past unsolved murder cases which might have been the handiwork of the same murderer. Hyun delivers a small compliment that her brain is finally spinning a little, and her face lights up at the not-really-a-compliment.

Team Leader Kang proceeds to delegate the tasks to everyone but himself, and the detectives reluctantly drag their feet to follow up on Hyun’s hints.

Hyun has dinner with Dad’s cop friend Hyun Ji-soo (who’s now Ji-an’s detective section chief), and she is noticeably delighted at how the restaurant patrons are debating if she and Hyun are mother and son, or dabbling in a noona romance. Baha, somebody has been watching too many dramas. She sweetly acknowledges him as her son, even if they’re not blood-related.

She asks for his real intention for his sudden return to Korea in the middle of a semester, and he asks for a favor in retrieving the case file regarding his father’s death. She’s surprised at his request since he has never showed any interest in it, and assumes his memory is coming back to him. Apparently, his memory is returning in bits and pieces, but he believes it’s his role as a son and a hyung to be curious. She denies that such a file exists, and Hyun easily lets the issue go.

Alas, she was lying to Hyun since the file does exist, except she was instructed in the past to cover it up. She opens her safe now, only to find that the file is no longer in there.

And guess who has it? Ji-an. Wait, whaatt.

Back in his apartment, Hyun thinks back to the moment he found Dad dead. Joon-young approaches him softly: “There, it has finally turned out the way you wanted.” *creepy smile* And Little Hyun actually smiles back.

Wow, Ji-an actually fell asleep while brushing her teeth, for an entire hour. Her opened bathroom window gives her déjà vu and helps her realize that the window was also left open at the crime scene.

Seung-joo calls Ji-an to report a breakthrough in the investigation — both victims are members of the same hotel spa. He admits that Hyun is starting to grow on him, and Ji-an instructs him to hold a meeting with the team before acting on the lead.

When she gets to the Donghwa-dong crime scene, she’s scared out of her wits by strange sounds, and she begs the victim’s ghost to leave her alone. She spends the whole night piecing together ripped papers from the apartment, in hopes of finding the second code left by the murderer.

When day breaks, she strikes gold when she spots an out-of-place yellow piece of paper stuck behind a newspaper on the fridge. And what do you know, the code is written on that paper.

Ooh, shower scene already? Ji-an goes to visit Hyun after his shower, and proudly shows off the code that she found. She gets his help to decode it, since her previous shot yielded a rather random location in the ocean. It’s weird for the murderer to target the ocean after two murders in Seoul, and she thought to let someone with “a large brain capacity” figure it out. These two are cute.

He solves it in two seconds flat, and lectures her that the format of latitudes and longitudes have changed. What kind of equipment is this police station using?!

She reports the new location of Daebang-dong to her team, and Team Leader Kang is all: “Thankfully we haven’t left for the ocean.” The priority is to prevent the third murder, so the team sets off to find the list of spa members who reside in Daebang-dong.

They manage to narrow down the possible target to Ha Yoon-ji, who will be on vacation from tomorrow onwards. Seung-joo pipes up helpfully that the first two victims also went on vacation one day prior to their murders, and that pretty much confirms Yoon-ji as the third target.

We cut to a mysterious man (Little Bro?), painting one of those nightmarish paintings. He leaves the room, face still hidden, and another (or the same?) unidentified man heads to Yoon-ji’s place, bearing a bouquet of purple hyacinths aka youaregonnadie flowers. Whoa, this drama moves fast. It’s a race against time as Ji-an speeds to Yoon-ji’s place while repeatedly calling her. And thank goodness Yoon-ji bothers to pick up her phone, and Ji-an gets her to respond as if they’re friends.

With no time to waste, Ji-an gets to the point, asking if Yoon-ji received purple flowers. A shocked Yoon-ji answers in the affirmative, and that alone is enough to spur her to obey Ji-an’s instructions. She’s visibly terrified as she serves snacks and tea to the man, but her shaken nerves lead her to rashly attack him with a mug.

In his house, Hyun is listening to some of the old tape recordings again, and in the midst of one of Joon-young’s invented stories about his family, the recording abruptly shuts off. And then, a different recording by Joon-young starts playing: “Hyun, do you remember me being curious about what type of adult you would become? I want to see it. By the time you’re listening to this, I’ll be keeping our promise. I’ll probably already be by your side.”

At the same time, Ji-an bursts into Yoon-ji’s place and cocks her gun.

COMMENTS

Well well well, will Hyun get his third dead body?

Firstly, can I just say how much I love that our hero is not just another genius profiler who maybe graduated from some Ivy League school at the age of 12? Yes, he has demonstrated superhuman observation abilities and delivers some of the best backhanded insults, but I really appreciate the effort the show has put into fleshing out his atypical childhood and fascinating backstory. His intellect came at a very heavy price — the suspicion of his father coupled with a relationship with a psychopath, which ultimately led to his father’s death. Granted that he has limited recollection of his past daddy issues, but if the show chooses to resurface that (which I hope they do), our dear hero might be in for some rather traumatizing times. There’s no way your dad suspects you of being a psychopath, locks you up for a few months, and you still happily move on with life, unless you’re a psy… never mind.

The big question here is, how many monsters are there and who are they exactly? So far, Hyun appears pretty normal (he just enjoys sketching brains for goodness sake), but is it a mere coincidence that the only memory he retains in the “critical period” of his life is the conversation with Joon-young, suggesting that this is probably the incident that impacted and shaped him the most? The conversations the two had clearly covered more ground than we can even imagine, and I love-hate it that the show is revealing it in drips and drabs, instead of showing their hand all at once. The information we receive is as splotchy as Hyun’s memory, and I’m already salivating in anticipation for some of the great twists the show is going to spring on us.

Case in point: arrows are already pointing to Little Bro being the real dog-killer/artist-of-two-headed-beings in their childhood days, which leads us to wonder what he’s up to in the present. So many burning questions from Hyun and Joon-young’s few minutes of shared screen time: What promise did they make? Did Hyun really want Dad to die? Did Joon-young kill Dad for Hyun? (Are they secretly related?) What a pity that Joon-young’s appearance is a cameo, for he is the true mastermind here. Can we call him back for moarrr?

Since Hyun’s motivation for finding Joon-young is due to his assumption that there’s nobody else who knows his past, what better timing than now for our resident 20-years-and-counting stalker to show up? While the show promos characterized her as an infatuated stalker, there’s evidently much much more than that going on. She’s definitely in on the down-low between Dad and Joon-young, and somehow her obsession with the case led her to stalk Hyun. How does she come into play in this complicated past, and what’s her deal with Joon-young?

It’s hard to tell if she actually holds Hyun on a pedestal, or treats him as a mere means to an end, but honestly, thank goodness for Hyun being the mentor to this ineffectual investigation team with a heodang Team Leader. Have they even solved ANY cases before? It’ll be interesting if Hyun takes it upon himself to whip the team into shape, and the team all ends up developing an adoring crush on him.

The technique used for peppering the case expositions with snappy flashbacks actually work in favor of the show instead of dragging things out. Also, I appreciate how the show credits its viewers for being relatively smart by not dragging out scenes like Joon-young’s escape. Once we got the gist of what he rigged, the rest is left to our imagination. (Although seriously, undetectable pulse?!)

The drama is also thick on the symbolism, what with the monstrous drawings with bodies sprouting dual heads (literature lesson anyone?), and the rather extensive framing work. Literally anything and everything has been used as a device for framing the camera shots.

Everything converges on the three geniuses/psychopaths at the moment — Hyun, Joon-young and the murderer. While they each deal with their individual segregation of being “abnormal,” the biggest problem really is their disregard for human lives. Joon-young and the murderer undoubtedly feel little remorse for the murders they committed, reveling in the challenge of outsmarting the police. But Hyun, albeit the most normal one, revealed a little of his similar tendencies when he categorized corpses as mere information. To him, these murder cases are not about the human life, it’s about puzzles and solving them. In the same way, even when they’re in the presence of other people, they don’t really see them as people-people.

It’s ironic how Dad tried to teach Hyun to interact normally with other people by, I dunno, confining him from the world. It’s a misplaced move by the professor, but one can only imagine the desperation that drove him to such extreme measures. Protecting the world from his son was his main goal, but he did it at the expense of his son. In a way, his death was fortunate in freeing his son from the basement prison, although it leads to the question: Did he imprison the right son? Given Hyun’s elevated intellect, he was probably aware that Dad’s suspicions were misplaced, but he decided to take the rap for Little Bro, in which… aww.

So far, I’m really enjoying the interactions between our two leads. Ji-an’s not a fool, but she’s not the brightest light bulb either, and if he were anyone else, I could totally imagine Hyun facepalming himself all the time at her responses. It’s sweet that he’s even bothering to walk Ji-an through his thought processes, despite his initial gruff objection to doing so. Of course, our dear Sherlock can’t bring himself to resist a meaty case. I’m not sure how convincing a romantic relationship between the two will be, but for now, I’m fairly content with their bickering relationship along this path of psychopaths and murderers.

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Welcome to Dramabeans! And thank you so much for recapping this wonderful show. Your enthusiasm shows in your writing :D Can't wait for ep 3

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agree. i felt the enthusiasm there! kudos Rejoycie!

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Welcome Rejoycie!! loved the recap, can u be just a little faster recapping the next episode!! And thx......

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1st! :-)
Not much to comment...just Big ♡ to Seo Inguk Oppa and..Welcome Rejoycie! :-)

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Damn you Internet!
Got 2nd..*hmph*

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Welcome, rejoycie! Thank you for recapping this, together with dramallama!

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Welcome rejoycie.

This drama is turning out to be much better than expected.

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i 2nd to that…it really pique my interest….and big welcome rejoycie….bear with all the comments when reading your recap but as for me a big applause in your recap…good work..

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I feel like Lee Joon-young is Lee Joon-ho now but that is too obvious to be true at the same time. I love a good mystery

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Welcome to Dramabeans rejoycie, thank you for recapping this drama. I love this show. Its like a Sherlock meet Dexter meet Silence of The Lambs child version mashup. I enjoyed it so far. I also like the fact that Ji-An has a definite reason for her stalking/watching over of Hyun. I don't buy for one second that Hyun didn't notice her all these years. He just wants her to admit who she is and why first. God, He basically was playing with her from the cab by going slow and fast and in the second episode he uses her as a prop for his class. I loved those moments. Lets see where this one goes. Also when Ji-An was following Hyun's footstep at the crime scene, one of the best moments of the drama. I hope the ratings pick up, its really low, it needs to pick up fast.

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I was totally getting Lector vibes from the moment the guards went into his cell, and Joon-young was staring at the wall, all focused and plot-y. Then the scene in the ambulance...that whole scene was like an homage to Silence.

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Wasn't there a scene in this episode where we see little Ji An and Hyun at the church? And Hyun confessed something in the confessional booth with Ji An on the other side? (Am I making this up? lol.) What do people make of that?

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i think that part was in the teaser or the preview for the 3rd ep

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Glad someone's recapping this show. I hope the show doesn't disappoint because the premise is too good. When it rains I guess it really pours. There's quite a few good dramas airing and it's been a while I've been drawn to some since Healer. Thanks for the recap. Liked the analysis portion so much.

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Hi @dbfan
It's been hard to find a full replacement for Healer has it? We were really ruined by that show. Although this show has yet to bring on the feels, that will be the deciding factor for me, on whether it can equal or surpass my love for Healer and appreciation for all the people and work associated with it.

I too like the analysis and I like a show that can give us many aspects to analyse. I feel this show is one of those! So glad. :)

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Seeing that last picture of that blackboard... I wonder how he wrote so high up and who else other than himself can read what he's writing in such a small itty bitty size.

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I was just about to post this! It distracted me the whole scene.

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I just had a flashback to school, where we had some kind of telescopeholder for chalk. Doesn't help wie the small writing though.

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LOL! I was wondering the same thing!!! Nice blackboard but too huge. Must have taken a team of people to fill it with words and pictures for that scene!!! LOL!

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Some of those boards are on casters and roll up and down, so he could pull it down to floor-level to write, then push it up again so the class can see it.

(Do I actually think that's what's happening in the photo? No, I think Props got overenthusiastic. But they do exist!)

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It was a CGI I guess. Some designer created the whole writings and drawings via computer then pasted it into a blank chalkboard.

If you watched KMHM, the whole collage about Cha DonHyun's family in RiOn's room did the same trick.

p.s:
The writings were so random. They added physics equation in a Criminology Class LOL

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LOL!!!! :D

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Welcome to Dramabeans!!! I love this show so I'm happy that you're gonna do the recaps!!!
I really love this drama it's really exciting and the mystery is on point!!!
You asked about a drawing so from what I now usually people who have multiple personality disoreder draw these kind of things!!!
Can't wait for romance to develop and for next episode!!! :D

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The interactions between the leads are super cute. Love their bickering. I hope the writer doesn't end this bickering relationship too soon because I love this stage of the romance more than anything else. The process of falling in love always seemed more engaging to me whereas the sweet and lovey dovey moments are just bleh though.

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Welcome!

When we saw the guy talking to the murder victims from behind, his hair shaped seemed distinctive. It reminded me of team leader Kang. I am probably projecting because of his secret villain role on Dating Agency Cyrano. Nice to see him back regardless!

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Can I say that the child actor that plays little Hyeon did an amazing job? Exo DO did as well. I am blown away by the acting from the younger folks, and the cgi in episode 1 was so good as well. The first two episodes exceed my expectations for this drama. I hope subsequent episodes don't disappoint and keep up the momentum.

Welcome to Dramabeans, rejoycie.

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I LOVE the background score! Reminds me of old English detective films...

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Can I just say again how seo ingook character's background remind me of criminal minds xD and when Rejoycie said something about a 12 years old graduating from ivy league I just can't help to think about Dr. Reid (altho in his case it was high school). Anyway, I'm really enjoying this drama xD

Oh, oh, and Welcome to dramabeans Rejoycie, can't wait to see more of your recaps x)

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So much questions!

I'm with you with Jian and her connection to Joonyoung. Could it be that one of Joonyoung's victim is connected to Jian? Because Joonyoung disappeared, she stalked Hyun, her only connection to Joonyoung. But how did Jian know that Hyun is connected to Joonyoung? And how did Jian get hold of Hyun's dad's file? Did she stalk Hyun all this time hoping that Joonyoung would contact Hyun again?

If like Hyun intended, it is Joonyoung who contacted him via email, does that mean Joonyoung is the killer? But it is Min's painting in the scene. Min's childhood drawings also has these symbols that resemble the signature. If Min is the killer, why contact Hyun when he said he wants to meet Joonyoung again? And brother can't be apprehended that easily if he was the killer, right? So if it's someone else killing these women, how is Min and Joonyoung connected to the crimes? If it's one of them, how are these women connected to their backstory?

There's also the case of the recording left by young Joonyoung that Hyun found. Joonyoung recorded that when he was young. So it means he anticipated that Hyun will come back to the house. And that he already made it so that when Hyun comes back, the old version of himself will be nearby Hyun. Creepy.

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Have to add, D.O exceeded my expectations in his scenes. He was creepy, but not overtly so. Which makes his lines and scenes even creepier. He's all smiles, talks calmly. He doesn't even smile creepily or talk in a creepy tone. His speech and smile seems so normal and yet the contrast to his words and actions gives me chills.

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Creeper Kyungsoo's back and creepier than ever! ^_~

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I haven't watched the drama yet but I just had to comment on this- LOL at Satansoo's #1 fan moniker. I'm guessing ya'll Kyungsoo fans are happy with how well he's been doing with dramas these days. Props to Kyungsoo. It seems he's really nailed it.

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My guess based on ep 3's preview is that JiAn didn't care or know about JoonYoung until she heard Hyun confessing at church as a child. I believe that the one who "lured" Hyun back is JoonYoung but Min is keeping a close eye on Hyun. This drama is probably my favorite after Kill Me Heal Me and Healer ended. Here's to hoping that it'll keep up it's coolness!

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Same here...this drama is my favourite too now after Healer and KMHM. He's hoping that it'll remain good all the way to the end.

P.s. the name JiAn reminds me of Chae Young Shin's real name desnt it?? ??

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Because of all these talk of Healer, I might start watching that. What should I expect without going into to much details about the plot? I loved dramas like Nine and The Devil where the romance wasn't the main plot but was essential to the story as well. I didn't like KMHM too much. Should I give Healer a go?

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Well to be honest , everyone has his or her own choices, Healer is actually romance-action drama, so if you like this genre you can definitely go for it .... I am a huge fan of romance thriller dramas than rom-com, but Healer's romance surpassed all the romances I had ever seen. And not only romance I liked Healer for one more reason, it's characters. Every character, good or evil, has importance, I never skipped a scene (that's rare for me)

On a side note, better if you decide you should watch it or not :)

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Hi @dian

If you try Healer, at least watch the first 4-5 episodes to see if it grabs you. I was grabbed from Ep 1 but not everyone felt that way.

I was asking people why Healer worked well enough to engender so much love and popularity, and the answer seems to be that it did enough of everything right. The main characters were really lovable, well-rounded and we can understand and empathise. We cared about them soooo much. Hence we kept talking about the feels we had.

The story was very interesting, tying past with present and we wanted to see a resolution to things/pain left hanging and a solution to the mystery.

The bad guy(s) even were layered and the good vs evil battle was compelling.

The romance was to die for.

So, I leave it up to you... Watch and decide and you can come to the DB Healer thread to tell us what you think. :)

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Hi there Fellow lovers of Healer!!

Glad you're enjoying this show. So much meat to chew!

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Hi @GB!

Nice to see you here! ?

I'm excited for this show. I hope they can pull off the romance part because right now it seems that with such a heavy and dark back story (like nightmare and skeletons-in-the-closet kind of 'dark'), I'm not sure how the romance will turn out to be.

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Hi @ Chesens,

I hope to see you at the Healer party!!

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That's very possible. But I keep on wondering that she says "only connection to Joonyoung" which I took as she knew Joonyoung first before Hyun. And now Hyun is the only one she knows who can lead him to Joonyoung. But maybe I'm wrong :)

Yes I think it's Joonyoung too because of the tape recording he left. Which makes it even creepier! Young Joonyoung has planned out the future to make Hyun come back and by that time, he'll be by his side. I want to know how he did that.

I hope they keep up the great plot. It's all I could think about. It makes me curious how they will handle the romance because I'm more invested in the mystery. I hope the introduction of the romance is as organic as possible.

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Okay, questions. Why did the serial killer leave little Hyun alone and not take him? One would've thought that since he sees in Hyun a mirror image of himself, he would take him and groom him. I suspect that the killer took Min, who is the one with the true psychopathic tendencies.

Dad did fall into the trap set up for him by Joon young by imprisoning his older son in the basement and completely ignoring the younger son. Which would make his fears a self fulfilling prophecy. He should have known that if he wasn't ready to deal with the devil, then to avoid having conversations with him.

I am not sorry that their father died, although I know it sounds callous. Consider what the lives of his children would've been if the had continued into adulthood in that environment? At least, after his death, Hyun was able to have a semblance of a somewhat normal life, though he must be haunted by the events of his past.

I don’t know why Ji an is stalking Hyun aka David Lee, but I am sure we'll find out in the next episode. I also have a feeling that Min will try to reach out to Hyun by inserting himself into the investigation somehow. While I suspect that the adult Joon young is the forensic pathologist Lee Joon ho rather than the incompetent Team Leader, which I feel is merely there for comedy to relieve the dramatic tension.

I am interested to see if they can weave in the heavy psychological aspects of this drama with comedy and romance in a seamless manner. The Girl Who Sees Smells also tried this but it felt choppy and not cohesive .

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@ Adal

Well said! The same questions and thoughts were running through my head. It seems possible, maybe even likely that Joon Young would have chosen to take the real psychopath (whom I also believe is the younger brother) to groom him. It's always interesting to me how the bad guys in prison can get so much help from outside prison so as to engineer jail breaks (requiring the help of a team of people). It would have been a piece of cake for Joon Young to find out Lee Joong Min's address and that he had 2 sons, and to plan his escape to free Lee Hyun and take the brother.

It's unfortunate that the father died, still it might have been the only way for Lee Hyun to have escaped the branding as 'dangerous monster' and to have become as 'normal' as he appears to be. That he has friends, an affectionate relationship with a mum and a dry sense of humor, is testament that he was wrongly judged and condemned by his father.

And yes I'm all for the seamless flow between comedy and mystery-thriller. The romance to me at this point is not a must-have, but a nice-to-have if it comes about naturally and without the cheesy romance cliches. I don't think the Lee Hyun character goes with too much cheese (though I guess it might be funny-cute, but... nah!) :)

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Exactly why I'm loving this drama. Joonyoung manipulated the Dad into thinking what he wants him to think. The Dad was well aware but he let himself get roped into Joonyoung's web. I love the manipulation because it shows how vulnerable the human brain can be.

One scene that displays this was when Joonyoung came out of the bathroom after killing the dad and told young Hyun, "There, it has finally turned out the way you wanted." And Hyun smiled. This was a dream, and one that shows how Hyun's memory has been altered by the details he remembers from his childhood. Was that really what Joonyoung said? Did he really smile? Or was that dream a product of his father labeling him a monster?

Our memories can be altered easily. It's prone to suggestions and manipulation. Even we're being manipulated by the scenes and how they edit the story. I'm really loving this.

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Ooh I like your hypotheses. If Joon Young knew about the little bro (assuming it's right that he's the dog-killing fledgling murderer), it'd be something if he found him outside and took him.

I'm also banking on the younger bro being the psychopath we're looking for--if it is him, Hyun must have been at least a little bit aware, but protective all the same. It'd be really interesting to see how that dynamic plays out now, especially since Hyun is a little removed from people as well. The logical way he reacted to the idea of more bodies/murders makes me wonder exactly how he'd weigh his brother's crimes. Not that I think he'd excuse them--but I think a scene involving the two, even if little bro is the murderer, would involve more than just shock/disappointment/etc. and be something more unique.

I mean the little bro was suspicious since he escaped the house--it was somewhat of a dispassionate response to seeing his father brutally assaulted by a stranger in his home in the middle of the night. He took it like a fire drill, goddamn.

And I agree with all about the dad being taken by JY. Though, it's a little inexcusable, cos he should've guarded against that. Shouldn't there be a file somewhere with JY's name on it that says 'intelligent, dangerous, manipulative' somewhere. Though I kinda like the idea that the dad essentially was weaker than JY.

The idea that he ignored little bro is super interesting though. Way to do two bad things to two of your children, after coming to two wrong conclusions about the same. Well-meaning dad needed help man.

@GrowingBeautifully, I'm not totally sold that JY came there to free any kid (he couldn't have even known that Hyun was locked up, for one), but that would be interesting too. I'm wondering what his motives were for going there in the first place--whether it's the older son, or maybe the younger, (or both), revenge against dad for hitting him (...maybe he's petty/holds grudges?), or just didn't have many other places to go. Who knows how he even found the place.

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I really love the premise of this: the younger brother is a born monster, the old brother is on his way to being shaped into a monster but is rescued by a killer. The question is: who are you and how much is nature vs. nurture?

Such a slick theme for developing a series.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with it.

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@ Susan

I liked that the question, "What is your identity?" was raised by Lee Hyun and addressed to Ji An more than once. She thinks she knows him, but she will probably be in for lots of surprises. And really, a very pertinent question in this show. We don't know really who Ji An is or who the police team members are, etc etc. And we are wondering about a missing child and a hidden killer(s).

What defines us? The labels used and our upbringing and what we are born with, etc, etc. All we have to begin with are roles and job titles, which are in a sense labels too... police, profiler, forensics expert, team leader, mother, murderer, psychopath .... but do these tell us much about identity?

And how wrong we can be at identifying what or who a person truly is, is borne out by dear Dad deciding he could identify a monster in his son. A cogent warning not to judge too easily or too complacently. :)

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I loved that little twist. The one who saved Hyun from the label his father has given him was a true monster himself, one who knows what it really is like to be a monster. I believe that's why he let Hyun go. Because he said he wants to see what Hyun would become as an adult without the label of monster on his shoulders. Maybe it's Joonyoung's way of knowing if he too would have been different had he not experienced his critical time the way he did.

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I agree! And I love the poetry in that - Joon Young 'saving' Hyun from becoming a monster because I think he saw in Hyun (during their basement convo) that Hyun isn't one (a monster, I mean).

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Welcome rejoycie!

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I thought Hyun being the artist/dog might be a misdirect in the first episode, and that it was actually the little brother.

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Might be among the minority that isin't really into the drama for the romance but more for the character development and the thrill part...I'm more curious if Hyun is the one borned with the monster inside him while little bro Min inherited with time if it can make sense and became a psychopath rather than being born as one....I'm really hoping for lots of fun twists and hoping they wil make Hyun as complex as it looks now and actually show us that even if he was born with that monster inside him he choose to win over him and subdue it and use this qualities for good not being eaten by the mosnter rather than the usual misudnerstood genius kid clishe

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We're in the same boat. To the point that it worries me how they'll introduce the romance. I just hope it's as organic as the mystery allows.

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Me too. The mystery is far more fascinating and interesting than the romance could ever be. I hope they don't introduce the romance if it doesn't feel organic to the show. It has a way of taking over (a.k.a The Producers).

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Thank for the recap rejoycie ang welcome to dramabean land

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Thank for the recap rejoycie and welcome to dramabean land

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Welcome, Rejoycie! Great recap.

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Thank you Rejoycie for the recap :)
Here's my comment for I Remember You drama ep 2:

1. Shame on you dad. Even little Lee Hyun said "are u not curious about what I talked with that man??", "are u not curious about what promise I made? Dad, u should ask me!". Ohmygawd, I wanna cry. This father failed in sooooooo many level. Instead of observing, asking and explaining everything, this dad choose to lock up his kid. He have gone crazy.

2. Why did Police chief want to burn Lee Hyun's dad murder case? Did they feel guilty coz of Lee Joon Young escape from the jail? But they should chase LJY to the hell, instead to close out this case, no.

3. Why Cha Ji An (Jang Nara) hv Lee Hyun's dad murder file?!? Did someone just casually drop the file to her apartment?!?

4. Where is Lee Min (Lee Hyun's brother) now? Is he still alive or just typing the email and drawing creepy stuff from his grave?!? Hihihi.

I laughed so hard at his run away scene. Okay, it was supposed to be intense and dramatic scenes, but seriously, I can't help LOLed. Sorry, I laughed more than I should. Coz when he saw his dad getting beaten up, he was like... Ain't got time to care about you dad. Lemme run away and never come back. Okay. Bye. Adios amigo. Hahaha :)))

Anyway, maybe someone adopts him... I hope Park Bo Gum is Lee Hyun's bro in next ep. And we could know that is he the real monster?? Why did he draw something creepy when he was child? And why did he lie to his dad about his hyung drawing those creepy stuff??. If he's truly the monster, I hope Lee Hyun can save his soul. Cue: The Power of Love :))

5. Lee Hyun's dream was so freaking creepy tho. After LJY killed his dad, he said to little LH.. "Sleep, finally it went they way u wanted to", and little LH smile at him. WTH was that?!? Was he feel glad that his dad died?! Or he just feel glad that he can sleep in peace in his own room? Or it's just a real dream.

He had lost part of his memory, and some part can be fabricated. My friend said... PLOT TWIST: Maybe, maybe, the one who had killed their dad is Lee Min, so he run away and never come back?!?. Remember when LH came out from his room, he saw LJY at toilet?! And he said something that LH couldn't hear it. Maybe those words were part of the trigger that he wants to erase from his memory. Something painful deep down his memory. But well, let's wait the next ep. And I guess, we're watching Criminal Minds or CSI too much hihihihi...

6. What's with this serial killer of young woman with identical face or work place?!? Did LJY kill them all?! Or someone like LJY's copy cat?? LH's little bro maybe?!? Or just another psycho serial killer?!?. The serial killer of those two girls has same habit with LJY, opening window, he loves fresh air. And also has same signature of painting with Lee Min.

7. I don't know why... But I have bad feeling about doctor at forensic lab. He could be LJY?!?. Aiishhh, I'm thinking too much :D

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8. What will LJY do if he finally met LH again after 20 years? Do they want to talk like a bruhhh till morning? Or LJY will try to kill Cha Ji An, and LH try to save her with noble idiocy. Yeah right, Lol. But I hope, they won't go shallow like that hahaha.

I love this drama, and can't wait the next episode :)

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Hi Aidsincera! Those are some interesting points you've got there. Here's my thoughts on some of what you said:

1. Yeah I'm really mad at the dad as well, especially since AFTER Hyun said this he still did nothing... just continued to lock him up... like really? If your son wants you to ask him about what he talked about with the psychopath, maybe you should.

3. Wouldn't we all like to know. The file was supposed to be in the lady cop's safe, yet she opened it after a long time (presumably) only to find that it's gone and in JA's hands... curious.

4. By all dramaland logic, the brother should be alive. He only ran away and we never saw a body, so it makes no sense for him to be dead. Plus where would the story be then? I foresee him as an important character in this drama.

People have speculated that Lee Joon Ho is really LJY and the character Park Bo Gum plays is Min, because they were on the promotional posters twice with just Seo In Guk, so the three must be related. I feel like it makes sense, but then it's just so obvious. Hopefully the show makes it interesting. :)

Actually the scene where Min ran away just solidified my opinion that he's the real psychopath. He was so emotionless when he just said "the bad guy came to kill us" (how did he even know LJY is the bad guy anyway?) and his escape route through the window seems very familiar, like he does it often. It would make sense if he frequently goes out that way to avoid detection to go off to torture some poor animal.

5. That was a very effective cliffhanger, but I feel like there's more to the story. Maybe there was a dialogue somewhere in between they didn't show us, because sometimes cliffhangers are like that and you only know in the next episode that there's more to the story.

And I think it could be possible that Min killed dad, but it could also be LJY. He could have came out of the bathroom because he was washing his hands in there to get rid of the blood (that's what I assumed when I first saw the scene).

8. In this case even if it happens like that I don't think it's noble idiocy. This seems like a life or death situation (if LJY targets JA) so whatever Hyun may do to save JA's life wouldn't be "noble idiocy".

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Hi Jackeline, thank you so much for your reply. I like your point :)

4. Yes, you're right. He seems very familiar with escape route. It could be his secret way in order to abuse animal.

And yeah, he's so heartless, I mean he could run to neighbour or someone for asking help to save his dad.

5. It could be LJY, Min, or Lee Hyun!! Dang!! Idk. Everything seems possible in Kdramaland. Maybe dad manage to run from LJY, and he open Lee Hyun's room door, but Lee Hyun just accidentally push him down?!?. Plot twist to the max!! Hahaha. Please ignore my unrealistic plot :)

8. Sorry, my bad, dear. You're absolutely right. When it comes to save someone's life, there is no noble idiocy :)

Another thing, I re-watched the scenes about unidentified man heads to next target with a bouquet of purple flowers. Why do I feel this man is Team Leader Kang Eun Hyuk? I just see his hair from behind looks similar, but I could be wrong. Maybe he's another serial killer or Min?!?.
Uughh, I need episode 3 like now!! Hihihi :)

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OMO mama aid, now that you point that out about the unidentified serial killer, hmmmm I'm realizing that it's Team Leader Kang too...yeaah so similar in the back view, I was trying so hard to imagine that it's Park Bo Geum :D

good thing ep3 is tonight :) too much analysis for this drama :D

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Thank you for writing no. 1 as no. 1 on the list. What the father did bothered me SOOOOO much in ep 1 that I've yet to pick up ep 2.

What kind of a professor or professional of criminology is he that he can misunderstand his own son/sons so thoroughly, and be so easily manipulated by a psychopath? Does he have the intellect of an ant? He isn't much of a father to begin with, letting his very young son take care of him like that, from making breakfast, to seeing him out the door, to cleaning the floor, to taking care of baby brother! That level of irresponsible parent must be illegal!

I got so mad at the writer for that pt that I almost wanted to quit this show. But seeing the response here, I might have to check back in.

Who am I kidding? ? At least I've to finish watching D.O.'s excellent 2 ep cameo!

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Hi KDaddict, thank you for your response, and please don't quit. Let's watch and spazz together in dramabeans hihihi. Should we make a petition so D.O can come again till the end of episode?? Hahaha :D

About the father, yeah, IKR!!!. Even tho Lee Hyun is a prodigy or genius or whatever, he's still a kid. KID!!. How could this dad let him doing all the work like a housemaid?!?. Tsk tsk tsk... Uuughhh, I wanna flip a table!!. :)

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@KDaddict I am totally behind you on this one. As a parent, the professor's level of irresponsible parenting struck a nerve and he has the gall to accuse said son who is doing all the caregiving in that household as a psychopath? Maybe he should hold a mirror up to examine himself more closely. The fact that he has a son with genius level intellect still doesn't make said son an adult, and the boy could naturally be depressed from the level of responsibility expected from him in that house. Then the father imprisoned him in the basement. What an abuser! I am not sorry he's dead.

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@Adal,
I just finished watching ep 2, and feel the same way about the father's death. I mean, I know he doesn't deserve to be murdered, but to echo your sentiment: I'm not sorry he is dead.

The younger brother said: "Lee Joon Young is here", before he closes the door and put on his shoes for his getaway. He seems to know the guy on a personal level. WOW! ?

This drama is getting mighty interesting. And it's only ep 2! I'm ready for ep 3, for the mystery to thicken. Bring it on!

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Sorry to jump in but I'm pretty sure Min just says "A bad man came to kill us." before hopping out the window. Is there a sub that says Min mentions Joonyoung specifically?

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@Lily K,
You got me to go back and check: At about 10 mins, kid brother opens the door, gets a glimpse of the 2 men fighting; the camera only shows that he sees the intruder's back; and I distinctly hear him him say: "Joon Young Hyung-nim comes to kill us." It's not the subs. He calls him Joon Young hyung-nim! You can check it for yourself. Hyung-nim--A term that shows familiarity and respect! Scary as hell!

Looking fwd so much.

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About the Father, there's theory in the drama's DC gallery that says Min and Hyun are one person that's why the father was quick to say Hyun was a monster and why he seem to be negligent of Min. It seems Hyun has exhibited psychopathic tendencies before the dead animals. There are holes to this theory of course.

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I think you may be right. I was pissed after watching ep 1. But after watching ep 2, I can't shake off the image of the painting of the 2-headed beast, of Hyun standing on the stairs looking intently at Joon Young, and also the younger brother calling him "Joon Young Hyung-nim".

So I'm now thinking that the father, being a profiler, should have known that sthg was off about Hyun. So this is another drama about DID???

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Oh my! This is an exicting theory! But it just made the story much darker and scarier than if Min was simply the psycho brother.

But there are two beds in the room. So? Maybe the DID theory is a long shot? But man, if they are really going for DID, then this would just be another KMHM (minus the adorable Ji Sung).

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Welcome, Rejoycie!

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Great recap, rejoycie! Enjoyed reading your first one! I was able to follow the story well!

Very interesting story. Can't wait to see how it all pans out!

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Is Hyun really Min?

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Ooh what a psychologically twisting question!!!

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Gives a new meaning to the two heads in one body drawings.

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Wow! That would be an awesome spin! We're basing the accounts of this drama on his recollection anyway. It's entirely possible. A sort of Jekyll and Hyde?

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now that would be a twist! but I think we´re just experiencing the aftereffects of all these DID dramas this year.... :D viewers are frantically searching for hints if the hero has DID lol

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Hi @rejoycie, thanks for the recap and welcome on board.

What I'm liking 2 episodes in, is the possibility that this show could mesh the crime-solving-mystery genre well with the rom-com genre and on top of that, they seem to be throwing in something deeper, dark and psychologically thrilling! So exciting!

Most of us start off with lots of hope (just re-read our comments in 1st Episodes) but quickly have to decide to bail or stay usually within 4-8 episodes. So I guess, I'll need to give it at least 6 to know if it's going well. :)

Loved: Ji An's bright, positive, intelligent, energetic and persistent character. Another lone female in what appears to be a sea of men (except for Hyun Ji Soo the adoptive mum). I can see her holding her own and keeping and earning respect from her peers and even from the inimitable Lee Hyun.

Also loved Lee Hyun's enigmatic character, and I'm looking forward to the un-peeling of his many layers.

Loled: Team Leader Kang's sigh of relief that they did not have to go to sea to find the next murder and Ji An's epic roll down not just 1 (where I thought it would end) but 2 ramps screaming all the way!!! Only to be stopped simply by Lee Hyun's foot. Jang Na Ra was a hoot! :D

Want: More flashbacks because they are soooo interesting and the child actor is so good, not to mention D.O. being so chilling.

I'm glad to be on board with you! :)

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Welcome to the Dramabeans team Rejoycie! Thanks a bunch for teaming up with dramallama to recap I Remember You (aka Hello Monster). Great job with the recap for episode 2 - nicely written with keen insight and analysis.

Very impressed by the child actor that played little Hyun. He did such a wonderful job with his acting.

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Yay welcome rejoycie I really like your writing style!!! Looking forward to more recaps from you in future, the show seems really interesting!

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Cool beans!

It is a little odd to give you welcome when we are in your house so to speak, but sometimes the feels are like that. and im all about the feels in anycase.

it is truly awesome to see the db family grow, and i look forward to seeing your style peek through. congratulations and, congratulations!

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This is my kinda show!!! I am ridiculously excited and already in love with it soooooo much!!! Keep it up show, and get even more awesome!!! I can't get over how much this just clicks with me..I think it has potential to beat Angry Mom as my current #1 2015 drama..please.please.please. Ok I'm done. Now just to enjoy the show.. :)))

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I love reading all the drama-watcher theories in here. So interesting hmmmm.

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Welcome aboard, rejoycie! And many thanks for recapping the show - love your style of writing; made a very clear and entertaining read!

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great recap, thanks and welcome, Rejoycie.

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The open window made me think of two possibilities

1. Min is the killer - seems he has a habit of escaping through windows

2. Joonyoung is the killer - he's sensitive to smell (his first scene with the police officer) so he opens the windows in his victim's houses

If one of them is the killer, who is the original woman the victims resemble? If none of then is the killer, how are they connected to the killer that

a) Min's painting is in the victim's house
b) someone emailed Hyun to lure him back after his interview where he said he wants to meet Joonyoung again

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Ooh nice catch with window-escaping.

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There is this fantastic OST, does anyone know the name?
Admin?
It's during the trailer...

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Rejoycie I am your biggest fan!!!!! ?
Love the recap!

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Rejoycie - welcome to DB and thanks for the wonderful recap!
But the thing that surprised me the most is that you made it ALL the way through the recap and the comments (always my favorite part) without spazzing about how beautiful Seo In-guk is here and how amazing D.O. is in his role. That being said, I'm crazy about this smart, dark, deep drama. It's got me hooked! But for the life of me, I've always been an In-guk fan -especially when you watch his adorably shy chubby self singing in Superstar K years ago and see the transformation into the chiseled, confident man he is now. And D.O. Wow! What a fine actor he is in these intense, creepy roles like It's Okay That's Love. Coming fresh off of his darling smile in EXO Next Door, I love the texture of his transformation. Great drama. Great cast. We're all in for a wonderful ride!

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Thnx for the recap. My fav scene would be when hyun crawl slowly on the bed n lie in a fetal position. So vulnerable

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The one thing about South Korea, the killer doesn't have to go far to get a face change. right now anyone can be him :)

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Hello rejoyccie, welcome and thank you! It was pretty entertaining, and I love the questions you raise. *can't wait for the show next week*

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I really like the way the director filmed this drama. When ji an interrupted lee hyun lecture. The landscape with the board in the background. Beautiful.
Also the way they tell how lee hyun's brain work to ji an. One minute thw say on the bench and suddenly they're in the bangbae-dong crime scene.
Looking forwarad to next week epi. It looks promising.
Thanks rejoycie for the recap :)

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Another detail I noticed, Joonyoung might have been egging the guards on purpose so they would keep on coming to his cell to beat him up, hence the bruised lip he was sporting indicating constant abuse.

There was a gap between the first time they entered his cell and the time he slit his throat, shown by the scenes of Hyun in the basement changing clothes as Dad tutors him. It would explain why he said, "I was wondering if you'd show up" and why he was ready with the blade.

It was an escape planned for a long time. Makes me wonder who his outside help is.

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It looks like Min is the one with all the psychopathic issues, and might even be the new killer. He drew the disturbing pictures, he was probably the one killing dogs. Hyun said when he found it, it was already dead. He doesn't seem like the type to have lied.

Really enjoying things thus far, though I'm not a huge fan of Jang Na Ra in general. I'll just have to see. I don't like her character much yet. She comes off as annoying to me. I'll need an explanation pretty fast as to why she was stalking him or I'm going to stop caring. I also don't like that they made her character look ridiculous and stupid in the lecture. Why can't we have a heroine who is obviously smart and capable? This is for laughs? Eh; if I'm supposed to trust in her and like her, she needs to be better than this.

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TQ for recapping.

Just an observation. That has to be the most organised and cleanest blackboard in any lecture hall. :D

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Just rewatch the whole episodes as to why she's been stalking him all this time..

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We all think tht Min is the monster...Maybe the writers wants us all to think htht way.hmmm....agghhh..cant wait for the next ep..

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Doesn't it look like a mild adaptation of "The Mentalist"?.

1) Over smart hero, and dependent heroine to solve the case.
2) Heroine's dressing seems to be inspired from Lisbon of the mentalist

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