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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 11

And we’re back! Fyi, Village will have a few scheduling irregularities heading into its final weeks — yesterday’s episode was pre-empted so we’re only getting Episode 11 this week. Next week we’ll be on a regular schedule for Episodes 12 and 13, but the following week (Thanksgiving, for us Americans) will only air Episode 14 on Wednesday. That means Village will wrap on December 3.

Phew! Now that all the scheduling stuff is out of the way, let’s move on to murderers, criminals, life-threatening diseases, and all that fun stuff.

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EPISODE 11: “Just Wanted to Live”

After Agasshi corners a woman in the rainy street at night, he takes her to a secluded area and injects her with drugs. He thinks, “Attraction and revulsion. Joy and horror. Heaven and hell. The only difference is one drop of SB.”

He watches closely as the drugs take effect. The victim seems to calm, and even smiles.

In the morning, a team of joggers just avoids tripping on a lump in the road that looks like a dead dog. One jogger’s eye is drawn to the grassy area nearby, where he spies the dead woman, still smiling eerily from her drug-induced euphoria.

After learning that her sister suffered from a rare hereditary illness, So-yoon reads up on Fabry disease. Among the various symptoms are irregular spots on the body and a sensitivity to pain from ice. So-yoon doesn’t know Ga-young is susceptible to the latter symptom, but she does know she has a spot on her leg, which gives her the hunch that she’s found Hye-jin’s mystery relative.

As So-yoon flips through a book in the library, she slowly becomes aware of a presence behind her…

We see the lower half of a man’s face, but when So-yoon turns around, he’s not there. She doesn’t find anyone in the neighboring aisles, but then Agasshi calls out to her. He’s back to his friendly, unassuming self, but she eyes him warily, still unsure about him.

Agasshi mentions Hye-jin and how she’d really loved the necklace So-yoon is wearing, which reminded her of her sister. At that, So-yoon relaxes and asks how they knew each other. Agasshi shares what we already knew, how Hye-jin once asked what his mother would think of him in his full-on Agasshi mode. He tells So-yoon sadly that his mother left when he was a child, and it was because of Hye-jin’s comment that he understood why—because he was a monster.

But on a different instance, Hye-jin had told him consolingly that he was better off than her—her mother had tried to kill her. She’d cradled his face in her hand, tearing up in sympathy.

Agasshi tells So-yoon that it offered him comfort to hear of someone having it worse, and he sighs that Hye-jin was really nice and didn’t deserve to die that way. So-yoon asks about the comment that Hye-jin’s mother tried to kill her, wondering what that meant.

Agasshi tells So-yoon she’s as pretty as her sister, and recalls how pretty Hye-jin looked “while waiting.” He explains seeing her in the field those days before she’d met Ki-hyun.

So-yoon already knows about that encounter, but asks Ki-hyun about what Hye-jin could have been doing that day to send her to the lake. He recalls her mentioning an errand, but doesn’t know anything about it. She tells him of Ga-young possibly having the same disease, figuring that the DNA match was for her. Because the test indicates that the genetic tie is through a maternal link, they’re running under the assumption that Ga-young and Hye-jin share the same mother. However, since they note that Ga-young’s mother seems too young to be Hye-jin’s mother, they’re not ready to accept that assumption yet (and I recall that there’s another other option—if the two aren’t sisters, they could be niece-aunt.)

Intent on finding that time capsule, Yoo-na and Ba-woo slip into Joo-hee’s empty apartment and rifle through her things until they find it. Yoo-na pulls out the plastic bag inside but doesn’t know what to make of it, just as Ba-woo recalls seeing Hye-jin sitting in this room not long before she disappeared. He’d walked in just as Hye-jin screamed in pain, clutching her head, and Joo-hee had been trying to soothe her.

He explains to Yoo-na how Joo-hee had threatened to get his father fired if he told anybody about it. Yoo-na promises to keep silent, just as they hear sounds of Joo-hee’s return. In their hurry to leave, they forget the time capsule and don’t straighten up after themselves, so Joo-hee comes home and sees the time capsule sitting out in plain view.

Ga-young uploads the photos she took of Ji-sook crying in Ki-hyun’s arms, painting it as a salacious affair between a stepmother and stepson, and looks gleeful at the outpouring on internet scorn that follows.

Assemblyman Seo has heard of the burgeoning scandal by the time he arrives home, and the first thing he does is deliver a mighty backhand to Ki-hyun’s face. Ji-sook hurries to defend him, accepting all of the blame—but when she says she let Ki-hyun comfort her because she couldn’t hurt his feelings by rejecting it, Ki-hyun’s face changes, looking betrayed.

Later, he overhears Ji-sook suggesting that they send him back to the States, assuring the assemblyman that everyone will forget as soon as he’s gone, and that nothing will affect his election. But Assemblyman Seo shrewdly points out that if she considers Ki-hyun to be her son, as she insists, why is she so flustered at the response to the scandal? He recognizes that 20 years ago she manipulated her way in by ingratiating herself to himself, then Ki-hyun: “But that’s as far as it goes. I will not tolerate you causing any further rift between me and my son.”

She wonders if he’s jealous that his son obeys her better than him, and suddenly Assemblyman Seo grabs her by the throat. He growls that she’s brought shame to him, and that two years ago he would have split with her (in the wake of her public fight with his mistress) if not for his election. He flings her aside, leaving her gasping in fear.

Yoo-na can’t sleep that night, thinking of the time capsule’s contents, and runs into her brother in the kitchen. She asks what a person could do with bloodstained clothes and hair, but drops the question when he asks why.

The next day, So-yoon heads out to the field of reeds near the lake, wondering what Hye-jin had been waiting for. Annnnnnd from a distance, Agasshi snaps photos with his monster zoom lens. Why so creepy?

Recalling how Hye-jin had an errand near the lake, So-yoon wanders the area until she arrives at the lumber mill, where she sees the carpenter ajusshi on his way out with his family. They nod at each other as ajusshi drives off, and then So-yoon startles when Agasshi shows up right behind her.

He explains how he’s known the carpenter ajusshi for ten years, who’d taught him carpentry when they’d both lived in Jeju. Now they’re neighbors again, and he muses on how deep their fate runs.

Detective Choi talks to the forensic expert about the newest victim’s case, and is told that each victim was injected with different drugs. He shudders to hear the culprit was experimenting with the effects, trying to make them die with a smile.

Woo-jae continues with the investigation without his suspended partner, and meets with Sergeant Han’s reporter contact at the paper, who agrees to help in exchange for an exclusive. He shares information about a big case from ten years ago, when an arms broker was caught and sentenced.

He links this to a man by a different name, Chairman Noh Jung-tak, a minor businessman who owns fitness centers, who recently got involved with casino dealings in Achiara. The reporter found it odd that a small businessman could have that kind of money, and suspects that Chairman Noh was the arms dealer—he served a few years in prison, took on a new identity, and used the fitness centers as his front for illegal activities. Ah, it appears Chairman Noh is the very same shadowy boss who pulls Assemblyman Seo’s strings.

Woo-jae takes this information to Sergeant Han, who is spending his suspension doing side work at a lumber factory. They speculate that Driver Yang had been telling the truth about Chairman Noh, who must have big dirt on Assemblyman Seo to render him so subservient. In an effort to save her life from the assemblyman, Hye-jin had gone over his head to deal with the chairman—ah, did she give the chairman dirt on Assemblyman Seo? But instead, she became their common enemy and wound up dead.

Yoo-na tells So-yoon about the contents of the time capsule, and although So-yoon doesn’t know what those things could mean, she does recall Joo-hee’s offhand comment about how they could be Assemblyman Seo’s weakness. She asks if the kids knew Hye-jin was sick, and Yoo-na tells her what Ba-woo saw.

Assemblyman Seo agrees to Joo-hee’s blackmail and gives her control of the school, and in exchange she hands over the time capsule. He asks why she wants the school in the first place, suspecting it’s because her sister wants it so badly, but Joo-hee feigns innocence. Seo warns her to keep this transaction a secret while Grandma’s alive, since she would clearly flip her lid to hear it.

So-yoon confronts Joo-hee about the box, and Joo-hee as usual answers in glib words that don’t convince So-yoon in the least. She says she doesn’t know why Hye-jin kept the box but thought it was strange, and lies that she threw it away. She mentions the voice recording of Seo ordering Hye-jin killed, saying that Hye-jin recorded it herself and schemed up her plan, acting like she was just the bystander.

The corpse case is neatly wrapped up when the murder is pinned on the (conveniently) dead Driver Yang. Woo-jae gapes to hear the news, but it’s good news to everyone else who just wants to sweep the case under the rug.

Ki-hyun traces the IP address of the internet posting to Ga-young and calls her in. He treats her with consideration, asking for her explanation and apologizing on his father’s behalf when he hears how Dad had insulted Ga-young and her mother (when she thought he might be her father). He won’t press charges, but can’t let her keep her job here, which she accepts. Knowing what he does about her potential disease, he asks carefully if she’s healthy, which she finds odd. She replies that she’s always healthy.

So Ga-young rejoins the high school fold as students participate in volunteer clean-up at the lake. A few girls sidle up to mock her for being fired and flirting with the art teacher, and tempers spark. Nearby, So-yoon and Gun-woo comment on the closed case, which she’s convinced is a cover-up. After all, there’s zero reason for Driver Yang to want to kill Hye-jin.

Their conversation is interrupted by piercing screams nearby. Ga-young and her rival have gotten into a shoving match at the waterside, and Ga-young is overcome with sharp pain at the contact with the icy water. Gun-woo pulls her to safety and hurriedly warms her up, asking how long she’s been like this, and So-yoon thinks back to the signs of Fabry disease.

At the real estate office, the carpenter ajusshi wraps up his errand (renting a new shop) just as Joo-hee arrives, and they freeze upon seeing each other. Joo-hee looks unnerved to know that he’s back in town, and tells the agent she wants to close up her pharmacy as soon as possible.

Ga-young cleans up after her incident in the lake, and So-yoon comes by to ask about her health and whether Hye-jin ever mentioned anything to her. Ga-young glares and dismisses her, though So-yoon takes note of the clumps of hair in the sink, which Ga-young had just been worrying over.

Ga-young finds Gun-woo and asks if he isn’t angry at her for accusing him of sexual harassment. He’s much kinder today, saying he’s not angry, though he maintains his polite distance and doesn’t answer her questions about whether he really loves Joo-hee. He’s more concerned about her health, telling her to tell her mother about today and to go to the hospital to investigate the cause.

So-yoon takes Ga-young’s hair to the DNA center and asks for a test to check her relationship to Hye-jin.

Woo-jae happens to be at the main police station just as a meeting is convened to discuss the serial killer case. He tries to loiter around but gets kicked out of the room, to his disappointment.

So-yoon meets with one of the medical researchers who’d worked with her sister’s illness, and the man recalls how sweet and uncomplaining Hye-jin had been. He also drops a bomb: that Hye-jin had been quite ill and was quickly deteriorating. She needed a kidney transplant badly, and had been on the search to locate a family member for that reason.

So-yoon’s walk home is intercut with Hye-jin taking a similar walk after getting her bad news, and So-yoon imagines seeing Hye-jin breaking down in tears. She realizes now that Hye-jin came to Achiara to find a way to live, not just to find a relative.

At home that night, Ji-sook tells Grandma gleefully that the murder case has concluded, happy to have all the unpleasantness come to an end. But as she straightens Yoo-na’s room, she’s spooked to see the drawing on the easel—it’s Yoo-na’s vision that night when she’d seen Hye-jin’s ghost.

And then, Hye-jin is suddenly in the room with her, glaring resentfully, asking, “Do you really think it’s over?” Ji-sook stares in horror, but forces it under control when Yoo-na enters the room. Ji-sook snaps at her for drawing Hye-jin, but Yoo-na points out that she only painted the back of a woman—how did she know it’s Hye-jin?

Ji-sook reels, struggling to keep her calm. And then Yoo-na gasps—blood trickles down Ji-sook’s leg. The baby.

So-yoon receives the notification that the DNA results are ready, and reads the conclusion: They’re sisters… with different mothers. Huh, so Hye-jin’s initial test cannot have been with Ga-young. What is with all the convoluted birth secrets in this town?

Woo-jae invites Detective Choi out to dinner to wheedle some information out of him, and learns about the victims being drugged. He tries to share what he learned about Chairman Noh, but Detective Choi shuts him down, reminding him that the police closed the case and warning him not to get punished like his sunbae.

Ji-sook hasn’t lost her baby, but her doctor warns her that absolute rest is necessary.

Now that the school is in her hands and worth millions, Joo-hee wants to move swiftly, telling Gun-woo to resign his job so they can move to Australia. He’s hesitant and asks if she has to go this far, but she reminds him that he wanted to leave. She’s spent her whole life in her sister’s shadow, while he’s spent his as an abandoned son: “I think we both have the right to take that much from life.”

But Gun-woo tells her he isn’t going: “I don’t want to live in luxury off money from selling Hye-jin’s death.”

Joo-hee asks, “Do you know your father has returned to the village? And you still want to stay?” That takes him by surprise. (Oooh, can she mean the creepy carpenter ajusshi?)

Detective Choi’s hypothesis is that the serial killer lives in Gangwon Province, which isn’t the obvious conclusion because the murders were in neighboring Gyeonggi Province. Woo-jae gets to work trying to find clues that would support that hunch, and adds Hye-jin’s murder to the chart, trying to see if there’s a connection.

So-yoon drops by and notices it on the chart, asking why he thinks Hye-jin’s death is a related case. Woo-jae explains his theory, pointing to the disruption in the pattern of time between killings, right after Hye-jin’s corpse was found. He speculates that the discovery agitated the killer who had regarded her with special feelings, but doesn’t know whether the serial killer was also Hye-jin’s killer.

So-yoon doesn’t think his theory is impossible, though she does point out that it feels a little forced to fit the facts. She shares her findings about Hye-jin and Ga-young being half-sisters, and asks if there’s a way to track down Ga-young’s father. (At least, the man officially recorded as her father.) Woo-jae offers to ask his sunbae, who might know more.

Joo-hee visits her mother in the hospital, who seems back to her catatonic state. Joo-hee tells her of the case being closed, and although she doesn’t believe the official story, she sighs that she wants to take the money and quit: “Now that a person’s died, I’m too scared to keep fighting. I must not have as much courage as Hye-jin.”

At that, Mom’s hand clenches tightly and she rakes a fingernail back and forth on her chair, though the rest of her body remains still. Joo-hee notices and tries to calm her, horrified when Mom keeps going even as her fingernail breaks.

Agasshi chats with the carpenter in his studio, and the instant Agasshi mentions Hye-jin waiting out near the lake, the carpenter grows tense. Agasshi asks point-blank what the carpenter’s relationship to Hye-jin was, which makes him freeze, but he’s spared from answering by his wife’s interruption.

The wife is friendly to Agasshi’s face, but after he leaves, she says worriedly that she doesn’t like the feel of him, like she’s afraid of him.

On his drive home, Agasshi sees So-yoon walking and pulls over, wanting to share a new thought with her. He explains how he’d looked at more photos from the lake and come to the conclusion that rather than waiting for someone, it seemed like Hye-jin wanted someone to see her. He invites her to come by his house to see the additional photos, and now that he’s earned her trust, she agrees readily.

So-yoon accompanies him home and looks through his camera setup as he describes how Hye-jin would stand there: “Like she was saying, ‘Look at me. Remember me.'”

That’s why he felt compelled to keep looking when she showed up every day, he says. Again he says she was really beautiful and shouldn’t have died that way—and today, So-yoon looks at him with different eyes, recalling what Woo-jae said about the killer harboring special feelings for Hye-jin.

Agasshi invites So-yoon to stay for a beer, and she takes a look around his living room while he gathers refreshments. Books, women’s clothing, wigs…

So-yoon looks at the rack of clothing, and pushes them aside to reveal… a wall of photos of herself, in the field, just like Hye-jin. Her ears pick up on a clacking sound behind her—the click-clack of walnuts, rolling around in a hand…

 
COMMENTS

So we’re back to Agasshi as killer, hm? But likely not Hye-jin’s killer, it seems—if we follow Woo-jae’s line of thinking, Hye-jin’s death triggered something in the killer, whose first murder following the corpse’s discovery was sudden and didn’t fit the pattern. Did he have an urge that couldn’t be contained in the wake of violent emotion?

That’s just one theory, though I’m not sure if that fits in with what we see of the other victims and their druggings. Agasshi looked calm and attentive when he doped the victim in this episode, and his curiosity over her reaction may be morbid, but didn’t seem driven by passion or violence. And if Agasshi is out killing people, what on earth is the role of Mr. Carpenter, whose entire being screams shadiness? What is his urge that he’s trying to repress?

And oy with the birth secrets! I’d initially wondered whether Chairman Noh was the father to Hye-jin and Ga-young, but now I wonder if the carpenter should be added to the list. He frankly seems too young to have fathered Hye-jin, but I do remember that Ga-young’s mother had been victimized by a kidnapper, and it’s conceivable she was raped and survived. (Though that wouldn’t fit the killer’s M.O.) But the cryptic comment about Gun-woo (1) being an abandoned son, (2) having dirty blood, like Hye-jin, and (3) having a father newly arrived in town all fit that hypothesis. Agh, it’s still a complicated tangle at this point.

To be fair, this drama is probably the exception to the general rule where birth secrets are a tired and overused cliche to drive some manufactured action; in Village, the mysteries of everyone’s identities are part of the fabric of the show, so I don’t view them in the way we normally see birth secrets. It’s just: There are so many of them.

That said, this show is getting hella convoluted, to a level where it could actually detract from the momentum of the show. Tricky, intricate plots aren’t problematic on their own, but I find that the exposition is starting to feel long and burdensome, and the pacing tends to grind to a halt. Chairman Noh, Driver Yang, Detective Choi… there’s a lot of talking but sometimes it just feels like words.

That said, I do like that both Woo-jae and So-yoon are stepping it up on the investigation front. There was a while there where both of them seemed frustratingly dim and overly trusting, but they’re starting to connect dots and draw conclusions in the right directions, so it becomes more satisfying to watch them chase the case. I do wish So-yoon had thought to be more wary of Agasshi, but I recognize that we have the benefit of narrative omniscience, and just a few episodes ago I was all ready to trust Agasshi as well. I just hope the show takes us somewhere unexpected with the Agasshi revelation, because we still have too many episodes left to have him be the endgame, right? …Right?

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I am more confussed by the plot by each episode. I like the show, but like you said it's getting way to convulted. All these intricate pieces of info just feel empty as they don't always point to any direction or particular answer but just add another layer of mystery! Theres's so many things to unravel, but instead of unravelling, each episode brings more things to unravel. Lool. Needless to stay I am still sticking around to see how to show ties all these plot pieces together.

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amen for this comment! :D

and i probably would stop watching this drama and just read the recaps. or after reading the recap, i'll continue again. i just cant figure out, who killed whom and it makes me frustrated lols. my bad. :D

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Village is beginning to lose the tension, every episode opens a gate to fresh clues ans these clues lead to more confusion

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They don't utilize one clue before throwing us a fresh problem, so much going on with Hye-jin's ghost. I'm failing to follow up with the pace the drama is setting

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So, if Agasshi has So Yoon's photos just like Hye Jin, is that mean he's the killer?

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I tried to reply to you, but the mobile version of the website didn't thread the comment properly and put it as a new comment down below.

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At the end of the episode I was like OMG OMG OMG! Lol..

But I remember when agasshi was driven away in a car, a killing happened at the same time, but not on a rainy day which made me arrive at a conclusion that agasshi is the rainy day killer and another one on the loose is a random killer, while Hye Jin was killed by a different person who wanted to cover up things. There goes another theory.

On a different note, I am still very much happy with this drama. In fact I am very very happy that it still very much interest me with no sign of making me all bored just yet.

I just love everything about this drama. So rare.

So Yoon be careful. Woe Jae, ganbateh!!! Hwaiting!!

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Read a comment last week that Hyejin and Gayoung may share the same father and both may be products of rape -- since the former gets confirmed this week I think it's relatively logical to follow along the line of this argument.
Here's my theory: Lumbermill ahjussi's "urge" refers to his habit of raping women, and he raped Gayoung's, Hyejin's and Gunwoo's mothers respectively (Maybe more) back then; hence, the three of them have "dirty blood" as Hyejin pointed out. The Fabry disease may have been passed down from him to Hyejin and Gayoung. (Sidenote: Hyejin's desire to find a family member to cure her disease also explains to me her words to Baengi Ahjumma when she thought the latter was her mother -- "Mom? Are you my mom? Please, help me Mom, I want to live". bc her mom would be able to save her from the disease) In this case it also explains why Hyejin was so curious how Agassi's mother felt as "the mother of a monster" because if her mother conceived her due to rape, it would be understandable that her presence would be that of a monster to her mother. Also explains why her mother wanted to kill her as she told Agassi; probably wanted to abort or get rid of her because she didn't want Hyejin in the first place.
Hyejin waiting for someone by the lake would suggest she found out that lumbermill Ahjussi is her father, and had contacted him to get him to save her from her disease to which he refused (probably didn't want to be associated with his raping acts), explaining why he gets nervous when Agassi presses about his relationship with Hyejin; he didn't want others and his current family to find out about his past.

It gets a bit tedious but I appreciate how the plot is really tight and all. It gets really interesting when the points start lining up!

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I agree with you, I think that lumber ahjussi is father of ga young, hye jin and gun woo. and for the mother I think its ji sook. assembly seo is try to save his reputation when he knows this fact, thats why things in the capsule box is important for him. and also in this episodes, assembly so said that he should just seperate with ji sook two years ago when there is hye jin scandal. the scandal here is the fact that ji sook is hye jin's mother.

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That would explain why Gun-woo touched Ga-young's spot when he saw it. And why he absolutely detested her advances towards him. Incest is no no.

What I don't get is why Hye-jin would willingly have an affair with that vile assemblyman and how it ties in with that family. I doubt that Ji-sook is old enough to be Hye-jin's mother, and sleeping with her mom's lover even if it's for revenge is just over the top even for her.

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Yeah.. i agree, hyejin's isn't jisook as she is too young.. i think the grandma has something to do with the mystery about her mom, and why she wanted to get close to her and to her son, because grandma knows something about hyejin's mom.

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I agree, also I think the agassi is the serial killer in gangwondo, but he was not the one who killed hye jin. He kept saying “it’s so bad that hye jin died like that, she was nice and pretty person.. it’s too pitiful for her dying like that”. I think he kept saying that because he wants to kill hye jin with drugs that called Sb so hye jin will die with smile in her lips like other serial murder victims. But before he can kill hye jin, someone has already killed her..

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That also explains the walnuts' theory.

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It's so confusing and I end up just watching it without even ty to guess whats gonna happen next.

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Me too! I'm just watching to see who did what with whom when.

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A mystery I am interested to follow towards the end. Sort of in between headache and confused. Will continue to read until the end -- I want to know Achiara's secrets.

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its a mystery drama and i'm okay with being confused I really just want to know the secret nothing is for free remember that

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No No No No No No No No No No No No No No .
Please don't let that ahgassi be the killer, he's just bored so he chooses to play walnut.
;A;

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The script writer will get lost one day, and we will discover that the village is a Korean experiment gone wrong during the war or something, and that many clones are running around.

Or So Yoon will wake up or it is just a dream with her grandmother smiling over her.

Or Woo Jae will wake up drooling on his desk and his sergeant will be hitting him on the head

Or Hye Jin died because she choked on a walnut.

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Hye Jin died choking on a walnut....lol. Love your sense of humor.

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Can somebody please do a family tree for everyone? i'm getting beyond confused. ><

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Hyejin and Soyoon are sisters, Hyejin is adopted because their parents thought that they can't have kids but Soyoon arrive. Hyejin and Gayoung are sisters from the same father. Gayoung is a rape baby.Probably Gunwoo is their brother since Hyejin said to Gunwoo that they have dirty blood. Gunwoo's dad is the lumbermill ahjussi. Lumbrrmill ahjussi and Agassi know each otyer before transfering to achiara.

Jisook is Yoona's mom, Gihyun's stepmom, assemblyman's wife, and pharmacist Joohee's sister. Jisook and Joohee's mom is baengi ahjimae.. Joohee's boyfriend is Gunwoo..

Sergeant Han is Gayoung's mom's friend and Woojae's superior..

Hyejin is Yoona's art teacher from the art academy, Gunwoo's colleague in the art academy before Gunwoo started working as a teacher in the school where Gayoung and Yoona are studying, Hyejin is also Joohee's friend.

Chairman Noh and Assemblyman Seo have some corrupted political-business connection and driver Yang used to be Assemblyman's driver. Driver Yang worked with Hyejin before she died to threaten Assemblyman and Chairman Noh..

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Also Hyejin's mom or maternal relative is still a mystery.

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Thank you!

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Thank you so much!!!! This clears up alot!!

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For me things are getting clearer.
The idea that there was a serial rapist 10 yrs ago who fathered a lot of children and passed fabrys disease to all of them seems far fetched. There has to be more than that. Especially if the kids feel abandoned by their father and mother. Maybe they were sperm babies.
One thing is clear agassi seems to carry on the fathers work.
He seems to have the worst of it.

The theory that hye-Jin is jisooks daughter is getting stronger

Could somebody help me with hye-jins age?
Mom save me takes on a whole new meaning in this light.

What do you guys think? That dna test taken could be yunas proving hyejin and yuna were aunt and niece.

Jisook could have refused to donate the kidney and johee could have taken advantage of the fact to manipulate hye-Jin

Hence hyejin retaliated by sleeping with chaiman seo.

Jisook is feeling guilty. Hye Jin may have come to.her save her from the killer but jisook let her die

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I haven't watched Episode 11 as the subs aren't up on the site I watch it on but the genetic link in Village is pretty straightforward. Fabry Disease is an x chromosome carried disease, like haemophilia, so only the mother can pass the disease on to her sons. Most female carriers are asymptomatic but if their sons inherit the x chromosome which carries Fabry Disease, they, like Gun-woo, will have it. Men will pass the faulty x chromosome to their daughters but not to their sons because the disease isn't carried by the male y chromosome. I don't know whether Fabry Disease requires two faulty x chromosomes for a woman like Hye-jin to have it rather than just being a carrier, as it does with haemophilia, or whether one faulty x, inherited from either the mother or the father, is enough. But if it is like haemophilia, it's pretty wacky as an asymptomatic female carrier of the disease would have to have a daughter (or daughters) by a man with a full-blown case of the disease. In a small village like Achiara, what are the chances?

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Well, because it´s Achiara, I think the chances are high:) But it would be a little disappointing none the less.

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Very confusing what I don't understand is gayoung and hye Jin are proved to be sisters by dna test

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There is a dna/blood left by Hyejin at the hospital when she was still alive because she was treating herself from the fabry disease. Gayoung was combing/brushing her hair in the rest room where lots of fell(most likely because of the disease) and Soyoon used this to test whether they are sisters. According to the results they are but they are not related maternally

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I'm completely lost about who's related to/might be related to whom!!!!! T___T

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Hyejin and Gayoung are paternal sisters, Gunwoo MIGHT be their brother. Its is revealed by Joohee that lumbermill ahjussi is Gunwoo's father and he might also be Gayoung and Hyejin's dad. Gayoung is a rape baby. Other than that there's nothing new to the family trees. Hyejin's mom or maternal relative is still a mystery.

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I'm addicted... Makes me remember Dexter

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The ending of this episode was intense! But I'm also very confused with the family line and all the clues thrown in....too many things going at the same time.

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I think he likes her in a creepy, idolized way. I think it's pretty clear he's the rainy day killer, and almost killed her the first night she came to town. But someone else killled Hye-jin, and that is probably pissing him off both from a personal relationship standpoint and from someone else killing on his turf. As to Carpenter Ahjussi, I am pretty sure that he is the rapist from 10 years ago (which means the male art teacher is being crushed on by his half-sister). As to his connection to Agassi, I suspect he may have been a mentor for nefarious deeds as well as carpentry.

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Yeah, agassi told mr. Lumbermil in episode 10 that "i understand 'its' something hard to stop doing" and agassi told soyoon mr lumbermill taught him to do some "carpentry"

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As much as I try not to come up with theories for this show (way to many), yours is one I've had for awhile and the one that feels right.

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All the additonal twists and turns must have logical reasons for being there or else the writers were just filling the time slot.The walnut clicker/photographer/cross-dresser was always creepy and I have not warmed up to him at all. Soyoon did...what an unexpected twist for me as a viewer!
MGY, without meaning or trying to, is a very attractive woman in this drama's episodes and it is good to see that growth in her. LYE's acting as Gayoung is very much appreciated.

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I'd almost believe that HY died of natural causes (i.e kidney failure) but then I remember that dead people don't bury themselves.

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All serial killing victims were injected with drugs and there was no evidence of sexual assault.

We know that Joo Hee (JH) has questionable ethics when it comes to giving drugs to Ba Woo. It might not be far fetched to think that she is the serial killer who is selling drugs online under the guise of a used car seller and SB diary. And the serial killer was testing the drugs on women in variable quantities. JH sent a letter to SY in Canada on behalf of HJ because that was what HJ wanted to do before she disappeared. If JH knew HJ disappeared, why not alert the police first instead?

In the 6th serial killing, a woman was hit on the head by the serial killer and dragged off the road. This was done in haste as noted by the detective and we are told a witness even saw the car. I think JH was getting desperate and doing illegal clinical trials on random women. If the serial killer was a man, why hide in the bushes and do a sneak attack on the woman and then drag her? I think a man could easily overpower a lone woman walking by herself at night without doing a sneak attack? Agassi did not hide in the bushes; he confronted the lady (8th killing). The 7th serial killing victim died of heart attack and long torture (first time in this killings).

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I just rewatched eps 11 and suddenly have this thought, perhaps Agashi is not the killer, but he knows who the serial killer is. When he encountered the last victim, wasn't she smiled a bit (as like she already got that db something shot)?
Anyway, I think this is a great episode ;)

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This series is getting better episode by episode..but, i still cant understand this sister relation..Can someone really draw this blood line or something..Getting confusing ..

Agasshi may be the serial killer, except of Hye-jin murder,, but he is not the mastermind..He is working for someone big..
The carpenter ajjushi is hiding some big secret... He is just a very shady character..The moment i saw him, it screams shadiness..

Joohee gives me the creeps when she smile..She can fit into the category of a serial murder ,since she has 15 years of experience with selling medicine..She must be the one selling the drugs to Agasshi..

I just hope at the end of this drama, all things get cleared and there shouldnt be any loopholes like in some mystery dramas...

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i love the show ..but im getting confused that it makes me boring..

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Hye Jin, Gayoung and Gunwoo's father could be the carpenter. If Hye Jin's mother is Ji Sook, then the latter was also a victim and was raped before she married the Assemblyman. The DNA test with maternal relation might be between Hye Jin and Yuna. And the one who sold Hye Jin is the woman in the hospital, Ji Sook and the pharmacist's mother. The painting of a mother trying to kill her child is Hye Jin and Jisook.

I just wonder if the accident of Soyoon's parents is related to the Seo family. Or, maybe not. I'm just overthinking.

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I also believe that Agasshi loves Hye Jin. Because she's the only one in the village who understands her.

While Hye jin's murderer is either Jisook or Chairman Noh.

For the serial killer, I haven't figured it out yet. Maybe Johee or the carpenter?

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let us not forget baenngi ahjummi, why was she agitated when jo hee mentioned to her that the kim hye jin's murder case has been resolved? who is she trying to protect when she mentions about KHJ should not returning back to Achiara? What really is The Achiara's secret? it seems their lives was greatly affected by lumbermill ahjussi and Agahssi?

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I guess i missed the part where they explained that soyoon isn't really blood-related to hyejin???? Because if the ajusshi is the dad, and someone else who was probably raped is the mom... Then that means they aren't related right? I thought in ep 4 the aunt said they just had different dads... Did the aunt mean that she and soyoon's mom had different dad's??? I understood it as soyoon and hyejin but now i am confused. Gosh family chart please huhu

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Hye-jin was adopted by Soyoon's parents because they couldn't conceive before Soyoon was born. They're not blood-related. I don't remember what the aunt said in episode 4, but in this episode it's established through the DNA test that Hye-jin and Gayoon have the same father but different mothers.
It is all confusing because there are too many clues but the developments are very slow.

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How did this show ever get popular? The acting is wooden and it feels like some 1960's era soap.

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Just a hypothesis:
I've got a feeling the carpenter ajusshi was a serial kidnapper/rapist before, and he raped yoona's mom and ga young's mom ( having same father but different mother) that brings me to say that hye jin's mom is yoona's mom and she might have been raped when she was a young adult (hence she tried to kill Hye jin).
I remember the agasshi, saying to the carpenter sometimes it's difficult to curb the urge.....
And last but not the least - I love this show it's different, plus love MGY's acting <3 <3<3

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I also still think Ji Sook is Hye jin's mother. Why? Because Ji Sook, Hye Jin and Yoona share the same talent. They are all into arts. But both Hye Jin and Yoona excel in painting. Whilst Hye Jin and Ga Young share the same father but Ga Young isn't into art but share similiar hereditary disease.

If the carpenter is really Gun Woo's father then that would also explain Gun Woo's talent in arts but not discounting the probability it goes the same way for Hye Jin if they are siblings. But I doubt they are or else why would Gun Woo tried to hide it if only for the purpose of trying to find Hye Jin's real mother. He was devastated that Hye Jin's disappeared but he would have known that too and could have reported it to the police but he didnt. Why?

What if Chairman Noh is the Father of Ga Young and Hye Jin. But there is very little information about Chairman Noh other than it would make perfect sense Hye Jin was murdered to protect his image.

Btw, why no one is looking for the reporter who made the coverage of the accident years ago? Since most of the people from that time is still alive, I doubt if the reporter is no longer around.

(rewatching from episode 1 to find clues).. Playing detective...lol.

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Soooo confused! Even more so after reading evryone's comments. I am to the point where there are at least 3 different killers. Without a clue as to who they are! Frustrated and love it!

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Thanks for the recap!

I was surprised to learn that the carpenter is Gun woos father!! Not sure where that leaves us honestly and right now I'm just trying to figure who could be the maternal connection to Hye Jin since Ga Young is a paternal connection. Like most of the comments above, I agree that Hye Jin and Ga Young seem to be children born from rape; but who is Hye Jins mother?

I don't know why, but I also can't believe Aghassi would kill Hye Jin. I was also wondering if maybe Aghassi found that woman in the woods and gave her the drugs to calm her before she died? Maybe he's not the serial killer but he's trying to find him?

Looking forward to the next episode!!! I officially love whoever wrote this drama.

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Ugh. Had to wait so long to watch this! Thanks for the recap!

So we see here that Agasshi injects the woman with the drug Sb, and then she is found dead the next day. And the detective has mentioned that the serial killer's victims were drugged and had a walnut in their bodies. So that pretty much sews it up that Agasshi is the serial killer. However, it doesn't explain who the woman in the first scene was running from and why she was injured and frightened. Now, if lumbermill ajusshi and Agasshi were working in tandem, ajusshi would do the chasing and torturing, and leave the killing to his friend Agasshi. The women would perhaps think Agasshi was their saviour at first, before he killed them.

I'm kind of disappointed that Agasshi is the serial killer, just because his portrayal is so full of stereotypes that have already been used in just about every other serial killer movie/TV show/drama. Ho hum.

I find the whole "need a kidney transplant from a family member" story a little thin too. Perhaps there are laws in Korea preventing the donation of kidneys from anyone but blood relatives, but really, with the current anti-rejection drugs, one can receive a kidney from a non-related donor successfully. So why go to Achiara just to get a kidney? And why would you want one from someone who also may carry Fabry disease. That potential donor would be automatically rejected. Ackk! Medical stuff in dramas drives me nuts.

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Excited for the recap of the next episode,pls...

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well what's the point of making this show a mystery themed if you already knew who killed who? i think the story is mind boggling which makes it a really good story..besides its beginning to unravel...in a movie, or show the climax i$ always at the end not in the middle and definitely not where it begins.

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Is it just me or does Moon Geun Young's acting seem very bad? I expect much more from her than this given her history.
She just struts around all the time demanding information about her sister from anyone and everyone, who are not really obligated to tell her or help her in anyway...
I feel as if the only likeable character is the dead one, her sister!

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Maybe this is where I'll stop watching. The series is getting too convoluted for me and some of these "sub-plots" are way too thin. What's with the kidney sub-plot and that "mystery man in hat". Also, the show never explained how So-Yoon found out which hospital the old woman was kept in, all by herself.

It feels like the show kept dumping random characters to fill in the plot.

Plus Ji-sook who was bleeding? I think it wasn't just stress but also 'cos she kept subjecting the baby to so many scans.

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