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Vampire Detective: Episode 6

Now that our resident private investigators have got a few cases under their belts, today’s mystery hits cuts to the heart of our best dressed and loyal ex-cop turned detective. As we dig into the past, we learn more about Gu-hyung in one hour than we ever did about San in this series thus far. But then again, there’s not much to know at present about the vampire whose powers show up every other week.

What lies ahead of our team is a murder mystery that spins a complex web of friendship, love, and guilt. Nearly everyone is a possible suspect, and getting to the truth won’t be as simple as one confession.

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EPISODE 6: “The Girl I Killed”

Per their agreement, San meets with Yo-na down by the Han River where her cronies are waiting to attack. She looks on while San takes down a few men before getting beaten down to submission.

She acknowledges that San must be very curious about her, from who she is to what happened to his friends. However it’s no fun if those answers come easy, and the purpose of today’s meeting is to make it clear that he is no match for her: “You’ll soon find out who the master and who the hunting dog is.”

We cut to a dark and empty high school, save for one classroom lit with candles. San circles around the small group gathered there and declares that the culprit is in their midst. Gyeo-wool looks troubled when he reveals the name: Gu-hyung. Huh?

With that, we rewind to an earlier time when Gu-hyung yells at Gyeo-wool for peeking at the high school reunion invitation on his desk. There’s a noted pause when she apologizes, and he breezily adds that he isn’t interested in seeing his former schoolmates anyway.

He claims to have been insanely popular with the ladies back then, likening himself to megastar Jang Dong-gun. He acknowledges that there was a neighborhood Go So-young too, briefly recalling a pretty female classmate calling out to him.

San finds Gu-hyung sitting outside looking at a group photo taken with high school buddies. Since it was a small town, the close-knit group stayed together through middle school and high school. The pretty girl he mentioned earlier is LEE SOO-YEON, and when San asks if they still keep in touch, he grimly replies, “No.”

Just then, another former classmate comes looking for him. Her name is KIM JI-YEON, who works in broadcasting. She’s impressed with how Gu-hyung has his own private eye agency, and is here to talk him into attending this particular gathering since it may be their last before the school is torn down next year.

At his argument that he’s a high school dropout, Ji-yeon argues that they still spent their formative years together. She also has a favor to ask of him, which we don’t get to hear.

Whatever it is, that leads to Gu-hyung drinking his weight in soju while Detective Park and San look on (as usual, San doesn’t eat or drink). He’s on the brink of sharing why he became a cop in the first place—a story Detective Park would love to know, too—before changing his mind and calling himself a coward.

It’s only when Gu-hyung takes out a dusty volume from a trunk at home do we start to learn why: his friends are placed in front of camera and state that they believe it was suicide given the many signs of depression and suicidal thoughts they saw and heard. But teenage Gu-hyung is the only one who doesn’t say much of anything.

Next thing we know, Gu-hyung has changed his mind and the gang heads down to his high school. They’re greeted warmly by his former teacher and led to the classroom where his old friends are waiting and more than excited to see him.

The friends catch up, and they all have a good laugh over Gu-hyung’s self-proclamation that he was popular in high school. His friends are impressed when Gyeo-wool tells them that Gu-hyung is a great detective.

No gathering is complete without food and drinks, and the group raises their beer cans over the candlelight once night falls. Ji-yeon vaguely remembers a night years ago when they drank together at the school. Gu-hyung pipes in, citing that they ended up drinking all night because it was too dark out for stargazing.

That story makes the other friends shift uncomfortably in their seats, and Ji-yeon smiles at how their teacher was present that night. The mood grows even darker when Gyeo-wool asks when Lee Soo-yeon will join them, and Gu-hyung excuses himself.

Gu-hyung sits on a school bench outside where he carved Soo-yeon’s name. She’d called out to him before he’d finished. Back in the present, he tells San that they all gathered together that night to watch a comet pass, but much like tonight, it was pitch black out.

“What happened [to Lee Soo-yeon] that night?” San asks. Gu-hyung hangs his head before answering, “She died that night.”

The camera pans to reimagine that night with Soo-yeon’s corpse lying on the ground nearby. Once they return to the classroom, the friends are reluctant to play the same game they played that night. It involved writing down tasks in a shoebox, and the person with the star card could pick one and dare people to complete the task.

A glimpse into the past shows that the tasks were innocent at first — a kiss on the cheek or a flick to the forehead. Ji-yeon insists on playing for old times’ sake and looks to Gu-hyung for support. Scanning the table brings back old memories, and he agrees to play.

San and Gyeo-wool also participate, and they all laugh when Gu-hyung has to be slapped by NOH HEE-SOOK. She opts to punch him instead, and he takes it like a champ. San and Gyeo-wool are tasked to kiss in the next round, to which Gyeo-wool chooses the punishment by finishing a bottle of soju.

A little later, Gu-hyung gets the star card but his face darkens at the piece of paper he chooses. The others are just as surprised, and San read aloud: “No. 3 will kill No. 5.” We see that the group read the same deadly task twenty years ago, and Ji-yeon refuses to let anyone leave the classroom.

She’s determined to find out who killed Soo-yeon and expose the truth of her death in her upcoming show. It’s at this moment Gu-hyung discloses that tonight is their last chance at learning what exactly happened that night.

One classmate IM MI-RA feels especially betrayed, asking if that’s why Gu-hyung brought in his team then. San and Gyeo-wool reply that they barely know anything about the case; they only tagged along for the reunion.

Mi-ra cries that it was an accident, but then Ji-yeon says that doesn’t explain the number card that was found near Soo-yeon’s body. Another flashback reveals that the group had agreed to take a break, and Ji-yeon had noticed that Soo-yeon hadn’t returned from the bathroom.

A sudden scream rips through the air followed by a thud. The friends run out and gasp to see Soo-yeon’s body on the ground. Their teacher is the last to join them, and a 5 card peeks through Soo-yeon’s pocket.

San finally reads through the records stating that Soo-yeon fell from the rooftop to her death. But the thing is, she wasn’t present when the cards were drawn. Gu-hyung admits that the friends didn’t tell the whole story to the police because the events leading up to her death was so absurd. Plus, it didn’t look good to have students drinking on school grounds.

Asked why the police ruled it a suicide, Gu-hyung says someone stated that Soo-yeon was depressed over a guy. When San asks if he still thinks whoever had the 3 card is their killer, Gu-hyung says everyone thinks that.

San says he should just find out who had the card then, but Gu-hyung says things aren’t that simple… because the person who had the 3 card didn’t commit the murder. “How do you know that?” San asks. Gu-hyung answers, “Because I had the 3 card.”

Back in the classroom, Ji-yeon is affronted when the friends think that Gu-hyung might’ve killed Soo-yeon. Why else would he have dropped out of school? Mi-ra exclaims that Ji-yeon once shared in that opinion, to which Ji-yeon hollers back that they were all young and scared back then.

Mi-ra doesn’t believe that Ji-yeon had any sympathy for their dead friend when she was, in fact, jealous of Soo-yeon’s beauty. She accuses Hee-sook of gossiping about Soo-yeon too, and gets worked up when she’s told she also had reason to hate Soo-yeon.

Gyeo-wool interrupts before the women are at each other’s throats and asks who was the last person that saw Soo-yeon that night. None of them can really remember, but when San and Gu-hyung rejoin the group, Mi-ra thinks it might’ve been Gu-hyung.

San takes the lead on the case, bringing us back to the scene in the first few minutes of the episode when he names Gu-hyung as the culprit. He offsets that by saying that it’s also possible that everyone would hope it was the high school dropout. He reveals that Gu-hyung had the 3 card, but he believes his partner isn’t the murderer.

He proposes that they reimagine that night twenty years ago. The present blends with the past as they recall Mi-ra and Hee-sook setting out together into the dark hall. Hee-sook had spooked the weak Mi-ra with ghost stories, then the girls gossip the rest of the way to the supply room.

They whisper about how Soo-yeon is said to be involved with their teacher Mr. Ji (hm, we’ve barely seen him all night, too). It seems Hee-sook had feelings for Gu-hyung, and she’s noticed that he likes Soo-yeon.

Even though Mi-ja calls Soo-yeon a flirt, the very idea upsets Hee-sook, who says she sometimes thinks of pushing Soo-yeon off a rooftop. Mi-ra shares that sentiment. You don’t say.

Mi-ra confirms that it was around 11 PM, and the friends had agreed to keep playing until midnight per their teacher’s orders. After that, Gu-hyung and Soo-yeon were tasked to travel to the nurse’s office. There Soo-yeon had asked if he liked anyone, smiling that she did.

Gu-hyung had said he knew, then corrected himself by saying he figured. Her face falls—he must’ve heard the rumors too then. She calls him out for trying to play dumb about having heard if she and Mr. Ji were romantically involved. To that, Gu-hyung says he doesn’t believe rumors that easily, and she’s grateful to have someone who believes her.

When a box of medicine falls to the ground, he and Soo-yeon bend down to clean up the mess. Her hand touches his and she draws it back in surprise. Her face inches to his, she tells him that the rumors between her and Mr. Ji aren’t true… because she likes someone else.

Although Gu-hyung doesn’t remember when they returned, Mi-ra can say for certain that they returned before 11:30 PM. She was still taking her meds back then, and when she briefly stepped outside for some water, she’d heard a male voice call out Soo-yeon’s name.

This was a tidbit Mi-ra had failed to inform the police of, especially since they were all drinking so heavily that night. Ji-yeon confirms it, adding that their teacher had advised them to speak with caution. Mi-ra said the voice sounded a lot like Gu-hyung’s.

The past reveals that Gu-hyung had returned first, then stepped outside and called out her name. A girl had been running away from him and walked past Mi-ra in the hallway. A tipsy Ji-yeon and Hee-sook were suspicious that Gu-hyung was gone for so long, and Mi-ra rejoined the group a little later.

San says he now has a general picture in his head, and in another break, Gu-hyung discloses that he knows whom Soo-yeon truly liked. It was Gu-hyung, as Soo-yeon places her hand over his. That’s why he feels like such a coward for dropping out of school without finding out the truth about her death.

In the classroom, Ji-yeon tearfully confesses that she was responsible for spreading the rumors that Soo-yeon and Mr. Ji were an item. She says she did it out of jealousy because everyone liked the much prettier and smarter Soo-yeon, and she feels so bad about it now.

Gu-hyung had come to Soo-yeon’s aid whenever she was bullied at school, like when he took her to the hospital after she cut her foot on a shard of glass in her shoe. Whereas she had the courage to reveal her feelings, he dreaded the possible ridicule he’d receive if that ever became known.

San says he hopes Gu-hyung would forgive his younger self: “I’m sure Soo-yeon would want that too.”

San checks in with Gyeo-wool, who wonders if her skills are actually useful here. She’s not a therapist who can understand a person’s psyche, but she’s told that it’s simple—the more distrust there is, the easier people are to figure out.

Once everyone regroups, San asks where everyone was when they took a break from the game twenty years ago. The male classmate PARK JAE-WOOK says he went to the back of the building for a smoke, Hee-sook went to get some water, and Gu-hyung was in the bathroom. Mira says she and Ji-yeon remained in the classroom, but her eyes seem rather panicked, don’t they?

San asks where Soo-yeon could’ve been then, and Gu-hyung imagines her sitting next to him before they all head up to the rooftop. San recounts that Soo-yeon was here, standing on the ledge, while the others were drawing their last round of cards.

It was here that she fell to her death and was found with the 5 card on her person. He asks everyone to look at their cards. Ji-yeon checks hers in both the past and present, which says 3.

So does Jae-wook’s and everyone else’s. Except for Mi-ra, that is. San explains how Mi-ra pulled off her act: She’d used sleight of hand to switch the set of cards to the ones she prepared and took the star card, using the group’s inebriated state to her advantage. That enabled her to act as if her already prepared note came from the box.

San had suspected something was off when Gu-hyung told him that he had the 3 card—he found it strange that everyone remained tight-lipped about the incident and told the police that it was suicide.

When San says it was a brilliant performance, Mi-ra laughs awkwardly and says there’s no evidence that points to her as the killer. And what about the 5 card? San answers flatly, “I simply said you were a great actress. I didn’t say you were the killer.” Oooh, burn.

He says someone else had the 5 card, someone who was biding their time. The murderer needed someone’s help, and that’s where Mi-ra came in. She’d pretended to step out to take her meds when she stopped Soo-yeon in the hallway and whispered for her to go up to the roof.

Mi-ra shouts before San can explain any further, crying that everyone but her and Ji-yeon would be suspects because they weren’t in the classroom. She shrieks that it isn’t true, and that’s when their teacher, Mr. Ji finally returns.

Everyone returns to the classroom where Mr. Ji reveals that yes, he killed Soo-yeon that night. He had prepared the cards, made the students drink and play the game, and he had called Soo-yeon to the roof.

We don’t explicitly see it, but it’s suggested that Mr. Ji pushed her over, but we do see him carefully tuck the 5 card in her pocket. Gu-hyung turns around and punches the man over and over again, crying out: “Why?! Why?!”

Gu-hyung finally brings himself to stop, tears streaming down his cheeks. His back turned, he asks Mr. Ji why he did it… and Ji-yeon says she knows why. Soo-yeon had confronted her about the rumors and showed her how very wrong she was.

And then Ji-yeon had seen it with her own eyes: Mr. Ji undressing Mi-ra. She had fallen back in alarm and ran away, leaving Soo-yeon behind to meet eyes with a fuming Mr. Ji.

With that Gyeo-wool slaps down Mr. Ji’s records which state that he left his previous school because of a similar scandal. Mr. Ji says that Soo-yeon never revealed who was with her that day, and San chimes in that that’s why the teacher set up an elaborate death trap to scare that other person.

Jae-wook finally loses it when Mr. Ji said he couldn’t bear his teacher reputation being ruined a second time, and Hee-sook and Ji-yeon break down in tears.

It’s morning by the time everyone leaves the building. Even though the statute of limitations has long passed, Ji-yeon is still set on using this case on her show—ruining her career pales in comparison to the years of guilt buried in her heart.

She thanks Gu-hyung for his help, and the remaining friends take their leave. Looking down at the unfinished carving on the bench, Gu-hyung says playing this game again was Ji-yeon’s idea. He hangs his head at how it all ended with a sad resolution.

San returns to the car so Gu-hyung can have a moment of solace. He looks up to imagine Soo-yeon sitting on the bench beside him, smiling in her school uniform. He rises as Dream Soo-yeon sheds a tear.

As the car drives away, we hear San narrate: “Learning a hidden truth is a painful matter. At times, it’s possible that it’s better for us to live believing what we know now is true… because nothing good can come from learning the truth. Even then, why do we still want to learn the truth?”

San receives a text from an unknown sender when he arrives home—it’s Yo-na, telling him to meet her on Saturday at 11 PM.

 
COMMENTS

By now I find the weekly check-ins from Yo-na almost comical, because aside from dangling the narrative carrot about Yoo-jin and Tae-woo (remember them?) she doesn’t pose that much of a threat to San or the other private eye members. In fact, she’s pretty hands off with the cases the P.I. team handles each week, and it’s easy to forget that she even exists in this dramaverse.

I’d consider her more of a looming threat if she interfered with the casework week-to-week, but like many other plot points, she shows up when convenient for the overall plot, usually after a case is wrapped. And now that we’re past the halfway point, I can say with some confidence that Vampire Detective could’ve been a much easier show if it had been a straight crime procedural without an overarching vampire arc. Most times a supernatural ability isn’t a requirement to solve the cases our team is faced with, in so long as San is smart enough to pick up on the necessary clues. Well, when San is actually clever in cracking the case, that is.

Speaking of which, I’m relieved that there’s an upswing in the quality of our cases in the past two weeks. Even with some shortcomings, the execution held much more suspense while revealing the many layers of what led to Soo-yeon’s death that night. It was a complex touch to add how and why multiple people had reason to dislike Soo-yeon to the point of death, though it was a bit obvious when Mr. Ji was missing for much of the episode. Still, I was surprised at the pacing of the student-teacher relationship reveal, from the rumors that spread throughout school to learning who was responsible for them to learning that they weren’t true… but then actually were with someone else.

It’s a tragedy that Soo-yeon, who had a hard enough time at school, ultimately died for what she knew. It’s odd that Mi-ra and Mr. Ji seemed to have disappeared as soon as San cracked the case, and it does bother me that Mr. Ji can never be incriminated for killing Soo-yeon because the statute of limitations has expired.

It’s also rather pat that the instigator, Ji-yeon, will disclose the truth of Soo-yeon’s death under the seemingly noble intention that it could ruin her own career, to which I ask—how do Soo-yeon’s family feel about the broadcast? Like San said, learning the truth can often be painful and the broadcast can easily reopen emotional wounds that have scarred over in time. Not all truth leads to freedom, but can weigh even heavier on the heart.

Which brings me to Gu-hyung, who I love mostly because he’s played by Oh Jung-se. For a character who could’ve easily breezed each week with his quips, his delicious cooking, and his flirtatious interactions with Se-ra, we learned more about him in this case alone than all the weeks we’ve spent with San. We saw his vulnerability as the case unfolded, the guilt he felt from running away, and the new burden he must bear now that he knows what happened to Soo-yeon and why.

This chapter of his story might be over, but it’s his story I want to know more of, and what made him quit the police force like San did. Lastly, I really do enjoy watching Gu-hyung and Gyeo-wool’s relationship blossom with each week. Their bickering over every little thing makes me chuckle, and the hints of jealousy on Gyeo-wool’s part makes me wonder if she harbors some feelings for Gu-hyung. And who can blame her—he was, and is, devilishly charming with the ladies, after all.

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I thought the not kiss between GW and San was a hint there was smoothing between them - didn't one of the school group members mention that? How did she show jealously over GH, because she kept asking about Angelina Jolie? I just took that as straight curiosity and not jealousy...anyone else have a take on it?

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'Something' not smoothing - sorry for the typo!

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I notice that too but why the recaps said gyeowool harbors feeling towards goohyung? Omg so weird! San and Gyeowool is more like a thing to me.

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I thought it was pretty darn obvious that the not-kiss (as literally not-kiss as they come) proves there's nothing between them. If the show wants to go for plausibility, and if there's a romantic line, GH and GW being end game makes much more sense.

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Sorry my comment must have been confusing... I was actually referring to how adamantly she didn't want to kiss him and even drank an entire bottle of soju to avoid it, as in:

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks" is a quotation from the 1599/ 1600 play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. It has been used as a figure of speech, in various phrasings, to describe someone's too frequent and vehement attempts to convince others of some matter of which the opposite is true, thereby making themselves appear defensive, and insincere.

Yes, I agree with the fact that she and GH may be more suited since San is a vampire and that would probably interfere with any romantic relationship, but except for the bickering btw her and GH (which I took to be as brother/sisterly bickering) I don't see any other signs or the jealousy mentioned above. In terms of age, I actually think GH seems too old for her but I'm a terrible judge of age so perhaps he is closer than I think?!

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Yeah I just looked it up, he's 39 (we would be "friends") and she's 23 -that's the exact age difference as I had with a student who was in foster care that I mentored years back... so that gap would be an icky relationship to me if the drama decided to go there!

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I really like the three of them as a team, and I find GW and GH bickering for adorable, like brother/sister bond. I have never entertained the idea of San and GW but I have to admit that with the game in this episode, the non-kiss with San asking "Is it you?" and her response "Forget it. I'm not doing it" - I found it adorable. I think they are better suited, and I am looking forward to San to stop his aching for his past lover, so a possible romantic feelings towards GW is welcome for me.

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This show continues to disappoint. I had some expectations considering the writer's previous credits but we still haven't addressed San's vampirism, the nature of his abilities, who the antagonists are, or what happened to San's missing partners. And it's not like these flaws are made up for my an abundance of characyer development or engaging cases. :/

I'm sad lol

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True, it's continie to dissapoint but in the next episode I think they will show a bit vampirism judging from the preview

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Honestly at this point San being a vampire detracts from the series rather than enhances it. It gives nothing to plot or characterization and just frustrates me because it should change SOMETHING but it has no bearing on the characters. Sure Yo-na's a vampire, but no one knows that and it doesn't affect the protagonists in any way. She might as well just be a mafia boss, there would be no real difference to the story. Gimmicks should make the show interesting, not make me roll my eyes at the fact that they exist for no reason.

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yeah same with me, I'm waiting for episode 7 and hopefully the vampire stuff will surface and no more solving cases like this till the end, it's not I'm tired or done with it, but the vampire theme is not there anymore as episodes gone by, from the preview of next episode it seems like Yona is getting all emotional with San ? lol but I'm ready for it

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This episode is actually more interesting? considering we can get to know more about one of the lead characters which is Goohyung, I'm starting to feel it will take different arc from vampire prosecutor premise, even when this show is from the same production and a spin off of VP, but VP never show side story or past story of Detective Hwang, who is the second male lead character in VP and maybe they will show Gyeowool's past too, and how San met Goohyung which are never shown in VP between detective Hwang and Min Taeyeon, the next episode preview looks more promising, of course I'm in

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I also enjoyed this episode more than the others and found myself engrossed - I'd actually fallen asleep during the previous one and woke up towards the end!

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The vampire aspect of this show actually make it more painful. This show could have done perfectly fine without it, but because the word Vampire is in the title and the vampire is new I need the show to deliver me a vampire story. To answer the basic questions that come with it. This is down right ridiculous.

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Stop forcibly introducing vampire stuff just because you named it vampire...
Why can't yu-na text come while solving the case like when san was talking alone with GH/GW...?

Rename it as neighbourhood detective(its in trend nowadays).... its more appropriate & I would be less frustated...

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Thank you for this recap. I still enjoy the show, mostly for its actors, not for the story. I noticed the ratings are lower than at the beginning, and I am sorry for the cast and crew.
I have to say I am not a fan of vampire stories; I started watching the show for Lee joon, i think he can act and he is also cute (this is always helpful :) ).
The detective stories are pretty ok, but as everyone here, I don't really see the point of the vampire story, or better said, it is poorly written.
Regarding the chemistry between the leads, I agree with Gummi that there is a cute connection between Gyeo- wool and Gu- hyung.

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I'm watching it for Lee Joon too, he's a good actor and hopefully his talent is not wasted in this, the rating for this episode is higher than previous one although it has no vampire stuff at all, I agree with GH and GW cute connection but it impossible for them to have love relationship, I hope it's San and GW possible love to emerge, Yooijin who? lol

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I kind of clued in early on in the episode that the person who killed Soo yeon was the teacher. I mean, he was the only one who was on the premises but not in the room with them, so they couldn't really account for his whereabouts all night. Also, it was quite suspicious, the way he gave permission for high school students to spend the entire night drinking. No responsible teacher would encourage their students to behave that way.

However, the way San was able to bring about the teacher's and Mari's confession was quite brilliant.

This episode made me feel sad when I saw the extent to which Soo yeon was bullied by her peers in high school. She never even had a chance to overcome it but was brutally murdered and her murder covered up for 20 years, not only that, but her killers will never face justice since the statute of limitations has passed. That's the sad part of this show. I wish bullying was not so rampant in schools...smh...

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Oh Jung se nailed his role to a T this episode! I swear his crying when he found out his teacher killed his girl crush was so real, was that snot I saw coming out of his nose? It felt so genuine. I think this was one of the better episodes of this series. Maybe they should can the vampire stuff, because it feels too much like an afterthought in this drama.

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I realize that snot too but since no one talk about it so I just kept my mouth shut, he is one of veteran actor I will watch a drama or movie for him

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The chemistry between GW and GH that I feel is a brother/sister relationship and I think it's cute with the bickering but I don't get any romantic vibe from them two. Whereas between GW/San I think there is a hint of romantic interest.

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I, for one, am glad that other beanies are also dissatisfied with the lack of vampirism in this series. I thought I missed something with my lack of Korean fluency and being constantly distracted while looking for snacks, and Yoon San has actually been cured of being a vampire. Or he hasn't been turned at all. Because the character Jae Hee played at the pilot actually burnt to death when exposed to sun, so how come Yoon San is fine under the sun? (Is a huge dollop of sunscreen his secret?)

I do actually enjoy the show; I like the dry humour and the procedural format (although the latter has been done to death, and done somewhat better).

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My hypothesis is that San is actually more of an anti-vampire. He's shown no signs of needing to drink blood or growing fangs and he's not bothered by sunlight. He seems to have more of a hypersensitivity to blood than a hunger for it. The time when he was in the lab where the homeless were harvested, he was gagging where all the blood was. He can get a lot of information from blood, but this reaction either leaves him exhausted or brings on super strength and speed. Again, not reactions of desire for blood but more like hypersensitivity that leads him to flight or fight reactions. Remember when he was able to see the vampire in the Black Dragon Restaurant? It was after having blood on his finger. His eyes don't turn red, either, they turn orange.

The only vampire-like quality seems to be his ability to heal quickly, which might make sense if he was given something similar to vampire blood but not exactly the same. It seems like GW's brother developed something that started with vampire blood that developed antibodies against vampire blood or something.

I agree the name of Vampire Detective for the show is misleading, but maybe that's how he will have a chance of bringing Yo-na down? Something about his blood will make it possible for him to defeat vampires? Maybe when GW's brother saw San save GW he thought he'd found someone who could use the blood courageously?

However, I've been enjoying this show for what it is, even if it just ends up being a good crime procedural, there are not enough vampires, and my hypothesis is not right.

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This is my guess too!
I think that he was given some "Buffy" vaccine and that he's not a vampire - he doesn't crave blood, just needs a refill from his inhaler when he uses too much of his new abilities at once; also we've never seen him grow fangs.
That's why we're not shown anything specific - we delude ourselves thinking he's a vampire.
I'm not sure though; do I have too much hope in this drama and give it the credit it doesn't deserve?

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he wasnt gagging, his need for blood was overwhelming him. i mean, vampire or even half vampire- itd be logical even in the fantasy world that a vampire who repulses his own race would force himself to stay away from blood. and so much being there (dead bodies and all) mustve been the ultimate trigger.

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he wasnt gagging, his need for blood was overwhelming him. i mean, vampire or even half vampire- itd be logical even in the fantasy world that a vampire who repulses his own race would force himself to stay away from blood. and so much being there (dead bodies and all) mustve been the ultimate trigger

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Anyone know who the actor that played the young teacher is?

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