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I Remember You: Episode 3

Don’t let this top screencap fool you, the romance isn’t here just yet. Instead, we get some growing tensions, intelligent mystery solving, and new suspects in Hyun’s story. We learn more about how Hyun works and what he expect in exchange for his intelligence. Our resident Sherlock has some unconventional tricks up his sleeve, most leaving us questioning: Is that legal? He may frustrate the life out of Ji-an and the detectives, but he gets the job done. So do you want him to catch the killer or nah?

 
EPISODE 3: “Thou shall not kill, but…”

Ji-an races to our killer’s next target location and desperately pleads for Yoon-ji to pick up the phone. Thankfully she does and gets the message that her special guest with the purple flowers is a murderer. We see the face of the killer, and though Yoo-ji attempts to play it cool, she trembles and charges at the man with her mug. The man pins her up against the wall and seethes about the caller who revealed his identity.

Meanwhile, Hyun listens to the Joon-young recordings and one suddenly stops with scratchy noises. The recording continues with Joon-young addressing him now, wondering what kind of adult Hyung would grow into. He says he’ll be keeping his promise and will most likely be by his side now.

Gun at the ready, Ji-an storms into Ha Yoon-ji’s home and catches the killer. He turns around a casually puts his hands up, not a slightest bit of guilt in his eyes.

As Hyun exits his room, we hear Ji-an’s updates about her catch and the safety of the third target, who survived the attack. Before he leaves, he records himself promising Lee Joon-young to meet again and leaves the recording on the table.

The murderer is Yang Seung-hoon, the youngest son of a chaebol family. He has experience with rowing, which explains his affinity for boats and yachts. He’s also had some experience with the law — breaking it, that is — with his violence and traffic violations. But the law has been particularly lenient with him, and he claims that he’s particularly generous with women, somewhat trying to seduce Ji-an.

Ji-an notes that he’s generous with women, expect with Ha Yoon-ji, who he physically abused. Seung-hoon argues that he had to defend himself when she attacked him first and shrugs that he may have retaliated a little too roughly. Ugh, this piece of trash.

The detective team observe the interview, and Hyun watches as well from behind. He thinks back to Min and concludes that this man can’t be his younger brother. Surprising the detectives from behind, he confirms that Ji-an called in advance to warn Yoon-ji about her imminent death and calls them all idiots under his breath. They saved the target, but they also saved the murderer.

Myung-woo catches his insult and prepares to pounce. Eun-bok holds his sunbae back as Hyun slyly apologizes for the misunderstanding: He was calling himself an idiot, not them. He shouldn’t have overestimated Ji-an’s level of intellect. Chief Hyun calms down the team and approves Hyun’s request to quietly inspect this criminal, since he did help them get this far.

At the hospital, Seung-joo breathes a sigh of relief to find out that Yoon-ji will recover fine and asks when she’ll be ready to testify. By her bedside, we see a man dressed in a doctor’s gown, who gently smiles as Yoon-ji wakes. But her eyes widen with fear.

Seung-joo notices this mysterious man passing by him in the hallway but remains oblivious to his identity. When he talks to Yoon-ji in the hospital room, he’s stunned to find her refusing to testify. She admits that she was the first to attack and claims that she bought the purple flowers herself. Seung-joo suspects that someone convinced her out of testifying, and his detective instincts tell him that the mysterious man in the hall is the one. He runs out to chase him down.

The interrogation seems to be going nowhere, with Seung-hoon shamelessly feigning innocence. He claims he doesn’t remember what he did on the day of the murder, or even what he had for breakfast this morning! Oh, please. Hyun decides it’s time for him to intervene, and he picks up some accessories walking through the office for his role.

With glasses and cups of coffee, Hyun enters the interrogation room and introduces himself as a newbie detective. The detective team behind the glass watch his act, hopeful for some new information.

Playing his role, Hyun asks permission from Ji-an to interrogate our killer, and she gives him a rough pat on the shoulder of approval, ha. Hyun enthusiastically asks Seung-hoon to identify the women he’s killed, which prompts a snicker from our killer.

When Hyun puts down the last picture, our killer leans in to take a closer look and then shakes his head. Hyun eyes Ji-an to notify her that this woman is the one Seung-hoon believes he’s killing over and over.

Upon request, Hyun gathers the pictures and purposefully drops the last picture twice. He tells Seung-hoon that this woman, Kang Ji-sun, seems to have something to say. Seung-hoon gets quick flashbacks to his time with Ji-sun and shows vulnerability about his dating history.

He seems nonchalant about her killer until Hyun shares his hypothesis: Seung-hoon got dumped and then killed the woman. And why did he go to that extent of killing her? His inferiority complex. Oohh, you just hit a nerve.

Hyun continues with his hypothesis, explaining that Seung-hoon’s inferiority complex is fueled by his position in his family. He’s the only one who does business outside of Korea, in China, which means that he’s either particularly excellent or particularly unworthy. Hyun’s guess is the latter because Seung-hoon straggles as the lowest ranked in the family. So what does he need to do? Prove himself.

His sales figures looked subpar so he invested excessively, which put his business in even more trouble. This stress triggered him, made him remember the pleasure and superiority he felt when he killed Ji-sun. He enjoyed the dominance from killing women weaker than him, like the feeling of being head of household. “Inferiority and superiority are intimately related.”

Seung-hoon slams the table and breaks his cool, yelling at Hyun to stop with the bullshit. But Hyun continues: “A perfect murder. You don’t have those skills, so how could you have done it? Someone helped you. Who? Someone must have guided you to find targets, plan your murder, and get rid of evidence. Who’s the boss behind you?”

Hyun continues to taunt Seung-hoon and baits him to reveal the real killer. “Who’s behind you? Who manipulated you?” At that, Seung-hood jerks up and throws a literal temper tantrum screaming, “There is no one behind me! Everything, I…”

Then the door opens, and the mysterious hospital man tells Seung-hoon to stop. The detectives watching the interrogation yell in frustration. Arghh so close!

The presence of the mysterious hospital man, or Laywer JUNG SUN-HO (Park Bo-gum), calms Seung-hoon enough for him to continue on with his lies. Hyun notices Lawyer Jung’s hand and finger tap on his client’s shoulder, and Seung-hoon excuses himself from the interrogation to attend a mental therapy appointment.

Myung reacts with a startled jump to a call from Seung-joo, who delivers the bad news that Ha Yoon-ji refuses to testify or press charges. They’re stuck without evidence or charges, and the only option is to let our killer loose.

Lawyer Jung speaks to Chief Hyun and matter-of-factly requests that she follow the law — call him back when they have evidence to back up their assumptions. He notices the piece of evidence and recognizes the semaphore code, which grabs Team Leader Kang’s attention. Lawyer Jung simply smirks and asks if this recognition makes him a suspect.

In the bathroom, Seung-hoon approaches Hyun and whispers his confession that he’s the killer. Hyun casually fixes his hair and tells Seung-hoon that he knows.

Seung-hoon maintains his haughty attitude about getting away with the murder, claiming that he’ll be leaving the country and plans on killing Hyun soon. But Hyun kills his vibe by pointing out that Seung-hoon has no idea who’s behind him. In fact, it’s disappointing how oblivious he is.

Trying to gauge how much Seung-hoon knows about his manipulation, Hyun acknowledges his taste in art. Seung-hoon picks up on the comment a half beat behind and promises to leave Hyun a nice painting at his death.

As Lawyer Jung leaves, he talks on the phone to his father about a family gathering, and Hyun overhears this briefly.

Our detectives come to the frustrating conclusion that they must find evidence in time for an effective investigation. Hyun pulls Ji-an aside and asks to use her computer. She watches him carefully so that he doesn’t dig through other files on her computer, but he assures her that her desktop is too disorganized for him to meddle.

Ji-an seems hopeful that they can induce a confession by poking at his pride again, but Hyun knows Seung-hoon won’t fall for it again. It’ll be hard to catch their killer because he’s planning on leaving the country, and all the evidence is somehow nonexistent. Ji-an vows to catch him, but Hyun tells her that the lawyer is not one to mess with. They dropped the hint about mental health treatment, so in case Seung-hoon does get caught, they’ll use the mental health defense to give him a shorter and more luxurious imprisonment.

Frustrated with the loopholes, Ji-an wishes that she could take care of them herself. Hyun takes her offhanded suggestion and asks, “Should we…?” He thinks back to Seung-hoon’s promise to kill him and sends something on Ji-an’s laptop. Hyun’s lips curl into a smile as he clarifies, “Should we kill them first?”

Young Hyun prays in a church, and a small girl watches around the corner. He walks into the confessional, and she follows into the other side. After a moment, he confesses: “My father died. But the person who really killed him is me.” The girl gasps and looks through the screen. They make eye contact, and we flash forward to Ji-an waking up from a nap.

Joon-ho saves her from falling over and questions if she’s pushing herself too hard. She acknowledges this, but they’ve been coming up empty. He says the same about his forensic evidence. He’s scrutinized the victims, but there’s nothing. Joon-ho suggests that she get help from her frustrating yet intelligent friend, but she refuses to let Hyun give her another headache.

As she leaves, she thinks back to Hyun’s offer to kill the killer and her casual response, requesting that he notify her of the time and place. Hyun agrees and then warns her not to bother him until then. He’s no longer interested in this case and absolutely does not want to provide assistance. Thinking back to this last interaction, Ji-an leaves in a huff.

Chief Hyun and Team Leader Kang attempt to get a warrant for Seung-hoon, but they are rejected any sort of advance in the investigation. Team Leader Kang accuses the institution for showing leniency towards a rich powerful man.

The detective team suffers through dark circles and lack of underwear (to which Ji-an suggest they just turn them inside out, HA) to continue their incessant search for evidence. Ji-an wonders why on earth they can’t find the fake cellphones and drugs. How could they just disappear? Amidst their doubt, Team Leader Kang intervenes with an inspirational speech about perseverance, which touches no one. They all just go back to work. Ha, good effort.

Hyun decides that Yang Seung-hoon knows nothing and wonders who sent the email. Could it be Lee Joon-young? Min? Or maybe… Ji-an? Someone rings his doorbell, and it’s none other than Ji-an, who forces entry. Hyung doesn’t like looking at her face, so he pushes her face to the side while talking to her. He says that she’s on his shit list — possible people who sent him the email — but he’s least interested in her.

Personal distaste aside, Ji-an requests for Hyun’s help on catching Seung-hoon. When her pleas don’t work, she tries to flatter him, “You may not have the personality, but you definitely have the intelligence to help.” He wants more than intelligence, so she gives him magnanimity and impudence. Getting to the point, Ji-an requests that Hyun help them get this scumbag off the streets.

Hyun agrees to do so, but his aid comes with a price, not just gratitude. When Ji-an agrees to compensate for his help, they get right on their way.

First stop is the art gallery to request help from Hyun’s art director friend. On their way, Ji-an receives a message in Chinese and wonders aloud if it’s spam, but Hyun takes note. The friend complains under his breath about Hyun but then politely apologizes in front of him for not having the information on the painting just yet.

But Hyun is here with a different request. They’re going to visit this friend at the hospital. They go back and forth about who’s going to the hospital: Who’s going? Me? Why? “Because this person (Ji-an) has to visit. Right now.” Why? “Because you’re going to be admitted to the hospital.” Wait why? “Because you’re indebted to me, and I always receive repayment.”

Thanks to the indebted friend, Ji-an gains access to the hospital’s VIP lounge as a guest and sneaks into Ha Yoon-ji’s room. She asks about the evidence, and we quickly flashback to earlier that day.

Hyun and Ji-an discuss the disposal of evidence, which was not found anywhere near the crime scene. When Seung-hoon chocked Yoon-ji and forced her to reveal the caller, he had enough time to safely dispose of the evidence. He left the evidence with Yoon-ji, who later surrendered it to Lawyer Jung at the hospital.

Back in the hospital room, Ji-an pleads for Yoon-ji to testify and accuse Seung-hoon for his crimes. She refuses to comply, and Ji-an relays one word of advice from Hyun before leaving: “All decisions have consequences.” She thinks about the decision holding her back: Giving up the evidence to Lawyer Jung made her an accomplice to the crimes.

Ji-an reports to Hyun that her persuasion failed, and they wonder about Lawyer Jung’s depth of involvement in the crimes. She asks what he’s up to and offers to eat with him when he tells her that he’s eating alone. She asks if he’s lonely at all, but he clearly isn’t, as he declines her offer and seems perfectly content with his solo meal.

Hyun’s dinner is interrupted once again, this time by his art director friend, who asks why no one has visited him at the hospital yet. Oops, forgot about him. Hyun apologizes and tells his friend to go home.

Hyun replays Ji-an’s question about his loneliness, and he happily imagines his father and younger brother eating dinner with him. It’s sweet and tragic.

The next morning, Ji-an receives a call from the Chinese customs police, but she struggles to understand the message. Hyun also receives a call, but it’s from Seung-hoon, who believes he’s victorious as he prepares to go abroad. Hyun tries to convince Seung-hoon to stay in the country and give the detectives more time, but he refuses. Despite the supposed defeat, Hyun doesn’t seem to try too hard to keep Seung-hoon in the country, which means he’s got something up his sleeve.

Hyun returns to his old home and puts back the recordings. He notices the Ten Commandments and states the sixth one: “Thou shall not kill.”

When Seung-hoon lands in China, the flight attendant asks him stay seated for a moment. Before he’s told the reason, armed officers approach him and accuse him of drug dealing. Seung-hoon scoffs then tries to run away, but he’s caught and dragged out of the plane. Hyun narrates, “Thou shall not kill, but there is no reason to live uselessly.”

Refusing to accept defeat, Team Leader Kang joins Myung-woo to look through surveillance footage, but they’re interrurpted by Seung-joo and Eun-bok who report Seung-hoon’s arrest in China. Though he may find loopholes in Korea, his drug dealing charge will not be overlooked by the merciless Chinese forces. But how did the Chinese security forces receive notice about this?

Ji-an remains confused about all the Chinese messages she’s been receiving and doesn’t understand until she translates the emails. Chief Hyun barges into the office and demands to know why Ji-an sent out an official statement of cooperation without permission. She has no idea how she got involved with this, but then she thinks back to Hyun sending an email on her computer. She checks, and sure enough, he sent the email in her name.

In rage, Ji-an calls Hyun, and he sends his whereabouts. She storms into his old home and accuses him for wrongfully sending the email. Hyun shrugs that he was simply granting her request for help and that he warned her about the consequences. But Ji-an isn’t an idiot. He sent that email right after Seung-hoon was let go, before she even requested his help.

Hyun stands up and challenges Ji-an on who’s actually more brazen here. Slowly walking towards her, he accuses her of frequenting this house. He asks how she got here, and she shows him his text with the address.

But the address should have led her to the house a few doors down, not here. Hyun continues on with his hypothesis, “You saw the address and must have known right away where to come. I have a lot of time on my hands now, so I’m going to figure out the least interesting puzzle of the three.”

He leans in and look right at her. “What is your identity?”

 
COMMENTS

So far, this is definitely my cup of tea. The show’s got a good pace and format that slowly reveals our characters with the plot. Lawyer Jung’s introduction was smoothly integrated into the chaebol psycho subplot, and although his appearance came in short spurts, I found that his meticulous nature made a striking impression. Someone we should look out for, no doubt. The subplot gave us a break from the main conflict of Lee Joon-young, but it also gave us extra interactions to better illustrate who are characters are. So while I could care less for our scumbag chaebol heir, I found Hyun’s tactics of mystery-solving quite illuminating in building context for his character.

With Hyun, there seems to be little time or detail to waste. There are multiple dimensions to his character, and usually he speaks with some sort of goal in mind — the end justifies the means. You start to think beyond the surface level conversation and try to pick up the meaning of the conversation between the lines. Seo In-gook has great dramatic timing in that respect. Sometimes the words just roll off of his tongue, almost catching up the speed of his thinking process. But then he pauses for brief moments, long enough so that we can register that he’s saying something that means something. He works the crowd, and as a viewer, I find his character quite engaging.

You can see the range in Seo In-gook’s acting in the interrogation scene, when he started off as this eager newbie detective and gradually developed into a threatening profiler. I could see his eyes light up and adrenaline rush as he described, with precise detail, the killer’s motivations, his vulnerabilities, and his pleasure in killing. It’s fun and creepy to watch, because his performance is eerily convincing.

The flashbacks continue to give us some context on the relationship between Ji-an and Hyun, but I’m interested to learn more about Ji-an’s story, not just her stalking of Hyun. The story still remains heavily focused on Hyun, and I don’t have too many complains yet because he is the most interesting character to dissect. But giving us a little more background and depth to feisty Ji-an would be nice. She’s very likable as a character, but the depth of her character pales in comparison to Hyun. I know, not everyone can be as complex, intelligent, and cheeky as Hyun (is my crush showing?), but I really want to know Ji-an more as herself than as an amusing detective intertwined with Hyun. Because she’s definitely got her own interesting set of secrets, ones that even Hyun can’t seem to uncover.

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You picked a good one to recap, dramallama. I am into the intrigue of it all, the unanswered questions - of which there are many - keep me turning the story over in my mind. What a weird relationship between the father and his sons and the abrupt ending and dispersion. The boys must have been terrified.

In Guk and Jang Na Ra are really cute together (even though they don't know it themselves, yet).

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Definitely my cup of tea as well!! I haven't watched episode four yet (I was waiting for the recap - thank you so much for doing these!). But this show is making me very happy.

I like our two leads. They're quirk without being over the top and they're not diving into the romance. I'd love just a dash more banter but I think she's not really up to his verbal level so that may not happen. I am curious about him envisioning his family at that table. I mean, it's not like he's really hallucinating, he certainly knows who's alive and who's not, but it's more and more clear that he's not even remotely over his past. Those really were the formulative years for him and almost all his actions are based on it.

I'm not great about pointing out specifics since I'm just generally enjoying this show overall but there are two things I really liked in this episode:

1) I liked how the villain of the episode was caught. It felt realistic. Often when you have these genius detectives, the plot seems to get really complicated and often not very believable in terms of catching their criminal in some sort of trap. But having someone else catch him on something real in a place where he can do nothing to get out of it...smart, and it feels like something that would actually be done by police (even if they weren't the ones who did it).

2) I like how the main mystery is laid out so that the viewers are basically on the same page as our hero. There are two main missing identities from his life - either, both, or neither could be behind these events. However it's purposefully set up so that we can all begin to suspect almost every guy of being one of these two. (I have my guesses, but it's fun just to see where the ride is going).

Also, Park Bo-gum!! I'm so happy to see him on my screen again. I've only seen him in Cantabile, but I really liked him in it (even if they threw away his character halfway through it). Both his characters seem to have a playful edge to their actions (though for entirely different reasons and clearly with different intents).

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How was villain caught? Why would he be carrying drugs? How would Huyn even know about it?

I think it's the lawyer is Min. :)

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I've watched too many shows since this one so I know I'm forgetting some details....but our villain always had drugs on him at the scene, and even hides it on the girl. It's what they were looking for as evidence. He's clearly trafficking in drugs, and he's constantly flying back and forth from China for supposed business purposes. His actual business though is completely a wash out. It would be odd for him to only be dealing with drugs inside of Korea. Now obviously this just gets him on drug crimes, but sometimes it matters more that the criminal is caught instead of what he's charged with.

And yeah, the show is strongly hinting that the lawyer is Min. The show though hasn't had SIG directly address that though even though he quickly dismissed our villain of the day as not being Min.

But is it really? Is he definitely the villain/psycho that's being hinted at? I kind of wonder at how much the show is going to play with assumptions, even those of the viewer....since that's that got the father in trouble at the start.

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The chaebol psycho already had a history of drug dealing in China, and Hyun probably did some research on the suspect prior to coming to the interrogation.

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@Lixie

I agree. I think the lawyer is Min (there's enough darkness in him to suggest it. What with appearing in front of the witness dressed in a hospital gown, highly unusual for a lawyer; to the pressure he exerted on Seung hoon's shoulder. He must be the mastermind backing him up. A fact that our clever genius, Lee Hyun seemed to pick up in the interrogation room).

I also think the serial killer, Lee Joong Young, is the forensic pathologist guy. I think events in the next episode seem to suggest this.(No spoilers here.)

If they are the culprits, then there's no way they would let Seung hoon take a shot at him. Seung hoon is merely running off his mouth when he speaks of revenge towards Lee Hyun. The three of them: Hyun, Min and Joong Young have unfinished business.

Anyone picking up Sherlock Holmes - Watson vibes between Cha Ji An and Lee Hyun? It's still too early in the game for romance. And this 'vibe' describes their chemistry so far: genius detective and dogged side kick.

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This is my cup of tea as well! Liking it a lot. Don't want to say I'm loving it because lately whenever I say "love a drama," it either becomes uninteresting or nonsensical in the latter half :( Following only this drama right now. Nothing else seems good. I'm really very excited for Oh My Ghostess and Scholar Who Walks the Night.

I love the leads individually and together. Seo In Guk and Jang Na Ra are great!

The detectives are not stupid here. Their team leader is funny too.

I like how they slowly reveal the mystery. They should hold the secrets a bit longer and unravel them fully only in the second half of the drama. That way the mystery factor remains high and makes the drama more interesting to watch.

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AH I'm totally loving this! So happy I waited, cos I'm having a mini-marathon right now, and it's awesome. Also scared this will go downhill, Lin_K, I think because so many dramas recently have left so many scars.

I'm loving the main two. I agree that Na-ra's own history would be nice to have, but I don't mind too much that they're focusing on the character with (possibly) a more unique/intriguing history. It's kinda fun to get pieces of her as we go along--even though we follow the story through her a lot, and get glimpses into her mind (whereas Hyun is removed from us), we don't get her history yet--and conversely, we get a lot more of Hyun's history. It's a fun little balance, but I think the writers are really pulling it off well.

And also, it's so great to have a 'genius' character that might actually pull it off. That trope really needs to have the right writers handling it. I feel like a lot of times, the evidence of 'genius' is lacking at best, and at worst is lacking and brings down the supporting the cast as well by making them idiotic. It's not that every one of Hyun's moves are unheard of or anything, but his decreed brilliance is done well enough for me to choose to believe it, at least. (It reminded me of Pinnochio too, which was an endearing show, but is totally an example of a show that could not pull off the genius thing. Not to mention it was totally unnecessary.)

Yay, so happy with this show! A little unexpectedly. I kinda wish they went with 'hello monster' title, since 'I remember you' sounded so plain and boring that I had this compulsion to avoid this show even though Seo In-Gook is starring in it.

On that note, Na-Ra is doing great too. Ji-An has a lot of charm, and I'm sold on her. She plays her short-comings naturally so that the charm of her faults isn't pushed on us (which is annoying, always)--which in turn makes her actually charming. It's great, I'm so happy with her.

Btw, the peanut gallery was hilarious in the interrogation scene. LOL. All their reactions were both cathartic, since they were loudly expressing what I felt (muted in my room) and also just separately hilarious.

Hah. I'm so happy with this show. ^^ Yayayay!

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Thanks for recapping this, dramallama. This drama blends the mystery, thriller, suspense elements and comedic timing in a way that feels seamless and organic to the show. I am really impressed so far with the quality of the show, I could almost convince myself that I am watching a drama on prime time ABC, CBS or NBC lol. Honestly, I hope they keep up the pace of the writing and directing. We all know how the quality of dramas are compromised by the live shoot system.

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"do you want him to catch the killer or nah?" Lmao

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This show has been good so far, reminds me of Sherlock ( I think it's the music and dynamics). I think the lawyer guy is Min, but I'm hoping it won't be so obvious. I wonder if the guy Min called "Father" on the phone could be lee yong joong and the possibility that the medical examiner could be lee yong joong is glaring.
At this point I wonder how they'll do the romance, because Hyun has proven he has little to no respect for Ji-an. Ji-an comes across to me as a bit dense, especially since she's on a special task police force. Which makes me a bit iffy on a romance.

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I'm in <3 with this show!!! Many thanks for recapping, dramallama!

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Him playing the newbie detective was entretaining, but other than that playing this character gives him no challenge...yet. To restrained and in control not to mention condescending and flaunting his intellectual superiority to be interesting as a real human ;) I suppose that'll change soon...

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This is my favorite drama out of all the ones I'm watching at the moment. I like the mystery, but I'm also finding myself laughing out loud a lot, like when the lawyer first walked in and interrupted the interrogation. I love the investigation team, and I like the way Jian is written --she's weirder and sassier than the lead in Masked Prosecutor. Hope it keeps up!

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Thanks for the recaps!! As always Jung Nara is doing well... she is elegant.. and Seo In Guk is doing well too!! I was hoping good for this drama before its stating.. although i haven't watched it yet.. but from the comments i can easily realize that drama will be worth watching.. there chemistry will be awesome... waiting. :)

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Yes! Thank you for the recap! Loving this drama so far!

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Thank you for the recap!

The scene where Hyun was imagining his father and brother, damn right in the feels. I almost cried.

(Also,SIG is hot).

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I cried ;___;

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I almost think his character is too polished and too perfect so I'm having trouble buying it. I want to see a crack in the armor although I get that Hyun is purposefuly managing to remain in control and Seo In Guk is aiming for a flat affect to give off a sociopathic feel.

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Thanks dramallama!

So good... still so good. This seems like a show I have to slowly re-watch to catch more nuances and expressions.

I really like that there are so many possible persons who could be Joon Young or Min, and the ones we've seen so far may not be the only ones the Production Team will put on the identity parade.

It's noteworthy that Lee Hyun came to see if the killer was his brother and was sure that Seung Hoon was not Min. However he also meets Lawyer Jung... and he does not (or we are not shown) think that Jung might be Min. How horrible that he can envision Min as a killer. He remained impassive, and yet there was an element of relief.

Another thing I like in the detective part of the show, is that only the Team Leader is a dunderhead, but the team is smart and active. In some ways they remind me of the team in Sensory Couple, but these guys are still funny without being dumbed down (unlike those in Sensory Couple) and that's really nice.

Lee Hyun's character is intriguing. Since a child, he is mostly impassive, non-empathic, observant, a lonely genius who reads codes and symbols, yet he is capable of feeling and warmth. He has a rigid sense of give and take, owing and compensating accordingly... He is generally aware of what is around him but he seems to have dismissed Ji An to such an extent that he cannot recall her or maybe he just never cared. And his happy imagining of being with family was heartbreaking, it seems so strange that he could assuage his loneliness that way.

I agree that now I want to know more about Ji An. All we know is that she has a good relationship with an aunt (or cousin?), is not overly smart but still good in her work and has lots of determination. We need more!!

I like the music and that there's no romance just yet. The slow unfolding of that part of the story and the mellowing of Lee Hyun will be more than half the fun of the romance.

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lol I think Ji An the smartest of her police group, its just when put up agaisnt Lee Hyun’s character that she seems dumb, as whould 99% of people really. As for the romance, well she starting to get under his skin, and that is a start, Lee Hyun very likely never had a romantic relationship before and I sure he fall for her before he even understands what is going on, that should make for more than a few laughs as will as perhaps serving to crack the arrogance of his personaily

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LOL @bjharm

That's true too. Everyone looks pretty dumb next to our arrogant Lee Hyun. It will be great if she can take him down a few pegs and get him to value people more. At the moment he is a little sociopathic although he is not an out and out sociopath or psychopath like Joon Young was.

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Love this drama! But am I the only who thinks SIG and Jang Nara should sing an OST together????

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Duet is a must!

Park Bo Geum can sing too right? How about trio :D

But NaraGuk is preferable. Hope there's no love triangle here. And many broship :D

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Haha the thing is, this is my first drama of Park Bo Geum so No idea hahaha but still really looking forward for a duet!

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i really love gukkie as lee hyun. it's so different from his previous roles <3

the romance isn't here yet, but i like the way the show introduce it.
some may say that hyun and ji an didn't have equal relationship. bcos hyun sees her as someone below him.
but i think it's bcos in lee hyun's mind, ji an is one of the three puzzle for him to solve. he suspects her as one of the three that sent him the email to get back to korea. maybe when they solve this puzzle (i hope) their romance will sizzling hot with chemistry :D

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I am happy with the relationship they have now. They are an awesome investigation team, and very fun to watch together. Not sure I want this to go in the romance direction...

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we can't help it.
its genre is romcom thriller drama.
maybe you could check the new preview for epi 5.
they're cute together ;)

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Thank you. I'm so in love with Hyun, hahaha. He is so good and I love the story so far.

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a thought crossed my mind that the monster that the dad kept thinking and talking about wasn't Hyun, but his little brother. "I think my son is a monster" he never specified which son

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but the dad told hyun "I have to protect you from the world and the world from you-" so....unless he was putting up an act for reason....

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Yeah, I think it was pretty clear which one the dad thought was the monster. However, the reality seems to be quite different.

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well i just figured it out now :)

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i figured 'world' meant his brother "I have to protect you from your brother and your brother from you" bc his brother would hurt him but hyun is probs the only one who can stop his brother from being crazy, however that might mean killing him which his father doesn't want him to have to do

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I kept thinking the lil bro may be psychotic too lol. Idk why. Just a hunch.

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I love this show too, like everyone says, its kinda sherlocky, right up my alley. A weird lead male character is always good. Not a jerk but just weird lol. Romance is on the backburner but thats good. I'm very curious about Hyun's background and well everyone else's too. Everyone seems to harbour secrets of some sort. Hope it does well rating wise.

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I luuuuurve this show. It's thrilling, engaging and interesting. Which keeps me wondering: why does it have such low ratings? :(

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ikr, i was so shocked when the first rating came out and then it dropped on the last ep. so sad ... why? is it too late at night? or the competition is just too strong? TT hope it gets better on next eps :)

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Most probably because it has a romance that is downplayed and because KBS is doing a shitty job promoting it.

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the rating is a mystery I mostly wanna solve at the moment. It is not a perfect show, but it's more interesting than lots of shows with much higher rating And so far the reviews are pretty positive. I just don't understand!!

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yes, so many MVs already made for this drama by only 4 eps. seems that the internet reactions and reviews is great. still confused tho o.O

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Probably not up to the general audiences' taste in Korea.

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That's probably why. Although I think IRY is probably much more popular on the internet with the younger generation and the international viewers than High Society. At some point, ratings will have to incorporate internet viewing. I haven't watched a show (Korean or American) on an actual TV for years now.

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Still i can't understand what is the matter behind the ratings...?????the drama is going very well that it should be on the top as far as rating is concern... but i don't know what is going on???? hope they break the records.. the drama is worth watching...

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i think IRY is better than the other dramas which currently air in the same time. but why the rating is low, it's remain mystery. hope in the next eps they will gain a lot of viewers. coz they have great storyline, acting and beautiful cinematography.

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I just really love this drama despite the shady and suspicious yet innocent looking characters ( Bogummie and that doctor ). This is also my cup of tea. Definitely!
Hyun is not called a very "sharp profiler" for no reason. The way he went inside the interrogation room armed with coffee, cute eyeglasses and his wits were really compelling. I love how he taunted the douche bag and how he poked on the jerk's wounds that Hyun managed to actually find. He's really brilliant. Gosh. I'm spazzing now. Lol.

Bogummie is really creepy here. I actually thought that he's not just a lawyer but also a psychologist (i know it's absurd. but -- )

And is he Min? ;3

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Sometimes I feel I miss something so I love reading your recaps.

I think the lawyer is Min
...and the one who was killing the dogs in the neighborhood.
When his father asked if it was his brother who drew the pictures I think he lied and said don't trust hyung.
Makes me feel he was manipulative already and became a manipulative lawyer who can use the law to cover his true nature .

And a very wild guess the forensic doctor guy(Joon Ho) is the one (Lee Joon Young) who killed David's father.

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Dramallama, thank you for the speed recap!

I love this ep. It really shines on Hyun's smart character. I know he was meant to be smart since ep 1 but in this ep 3 I started to really buying it. From the interrogation scene to what I love most, the last scene! When Ji An came to the red house and threw her bag at Hyun, how they banter and finally when Hyun threw his card saying that he gave Ji Ann the wrong address but Ji Ann still managed to come to the red house, Dang! Sooo on point and made me woah, this guy is no joke!

Hope the writer and PD kept this on-point-smart characteristic-portrayal of not only the main leads but other casts as well. It would be great if everyone is not just a one dimensional character.

On romance line, I already feel it since the first couple poster! Haha And I'll wait patiently for Hyun and Ji Ann blossoming romance. Fighting, Ji Ann-Hyun! <3

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I'm enjoying this show as well. I'll determine if I love it or not after the drama is complete. It's how I pick my favorites. =) I really don't like it when the writing is always in favor of the audience just to get ratings. It messes up the story most of the time but I hope this writer sticks. So writer-nim, Fighting!

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I love watching I Remember You and now I keep wanting to watch more and more episodes.
The leads are adorable. :D
The team leader makes me laugh a lot. I love how stupid he is been shown. :D
Guessing Game Well, I guess Lawyer Jung is Min and that's for sure. That creepiness.
And the forensic specialist joon ho is Lee Joon-
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I love this show...we know Ji An has a background tie via Joon Young but no idea what or why...

Also that confrontation at the end was a good setup because he put all of that into motion way back when they did the original interrogation. He always intended to figure out who Ji An was and made those caveats about the investigation just so he could extract a debt from her later.

So...I'm taking Joon Young's words literally that he's already next to Hyun. I think it's someone with the police who has access to the crime scene photos.

I also think the lawyer is Min just because he's creepy. I think Min killed those animals and Hyun just buried them. Min drew the pictures but identified that his Father was concerned so blamed Hyun and said not to trust him. Min going to appear at some point so I vote creepy lawyer who is controlling other killers

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I'm pretty sure the lawyer is little brother, I'm hoping the team leader is the older version of Lee Joon-young. Because really what better place is there for a brilliant sociopath to hide than as a bumbling seemingly ineffective cop?

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Seo In Guk so freaking sexy and hot OMG!
(Just watched Ep.4)

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yessss.... my mouth fell open when i was watching. it just... Goshhhh...

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+1000000 :D esp in ep4....swooning over SIG :D

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Hoooooo...! It's not even my genre but I find it's number one ongoing drama for me!

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JNR and SIG are really really cute together. This is the first time I've found SIG sexy. It's making me see him in a different light. JNR just has awesome comedic timing. I'm looking forward to more scenes of them together.

And like everyone, I'm really perplexed about the rating situation. I knew it was low but I expected it to rise. It's a good drama, better than uhhm Hwajung and High Society so I really don't get why. I guess the subject matter may not seem that appealing?

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Thts wht i thought its better than HS ..which HS just normal n usual romantic boring drama..

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I had to drag myself through the first two ep, but this ep made me go 180 and now I´m enjoying every minute of it. Just. Pure. Fun. The mystery isn´t much of a mystery, but the jokes are spot-on and the characters are finally getting into the groove. They were trying really hard last week to make Hyun look like a charismatic mastermind with little to no regard to people around him, but it wasn´t until ep 3 that I actually started to buy it (and it got even better in ep 4!). I do wish to know more about Ji-an, so anticipating next week!

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I'm really enjoying the show now! The romance isn't the main point of the story so that's always welcome. I hope it keeps on getting better.

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Thanks dramallama!

Am really liking this drama as well; it's a bit different from the usual fare. So far so good. Favorite line from the entire episode...

"OW"

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Nice! This drama is good.

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Dear Cloud's "Remember" :
How could it be?
When I look at you, Faraway memories come back to life.
It’s always like that.
When I look at you, I see the lost memories from you.
It happens even when I try,
When I’m in front of you, Memories I want to forget come back to life.
Protect yourself from disappearing, When things get hard, remember me.
I really wanted you, So I hope you’ll stop for a moment and look at me.
I can’t stop, I’m afraid, I can’t control myself, what do I do?
Look at me, remember me.
(this song is like a dialogue between Hyeon and Ji-An.
the Song starts as, Hyeon was challenged to come back to face his darkest past by someone from his past. As Ji-An appears, traces of his past, a familiar girl from his past trigger him to start remembering the frozen times, as that Partner from his past, urged him up to face himself fearlessly. Will this girl helps him to find “someone”? Not just his past that he wants to forget, but him-Self that he wants to forget, when his Good-Self start weakened, he feared his Good-Self will disappear, its take Ji-An to ask him to ‘protect himself, look at her, remembering he is not alone’, don’t let the Good-self escape and run, look at her who trust him. When he can’t stop escaping , can’t control, look at her, and work together to fight the Bad-Self within, remember there’s still someone who cares for him, and trust him. When in the end I still can’t control myself, when I can’t stop in the end, what if I am truly a bad one? No, look at me, remember I trust you. Stop, just look at me, remember I care. a beautiful OST will speaks thru-out the whole song, piece the whole mood from ep 1 to last ep, non stop, unchanged the plot, and provide the missing piece of jigsaw that fill in the unsaid dialogues, and the lyrics will make us understand those moments when the Main OST are not speaking and are silent.
by ep 3, we started to pity Hyeon, and yearn for his redemption by JiAn one day. that One day, JiAn will help him to face and remember his Past without pain. and move on.

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I remember you, i like this drama..

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