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Police Unit 38: Episode 3

Assembling Jung-do’s team may look like a simple task at the outset, but it’s not so easy to take a group of criminals and expect them to get along. And even if things went as planned, there’s no way to control every possible complication, and a pretty big one presents itself right off the bat. Jung-do may be an experienced con man, but even he may have bitten off more than he can chew this time.

 
EPISODE 3 RECAP

Jung-do tells Sung-il that he can help take down tax evader Ma Jin-seok, but Sung-il corrects him on one thing — they’re not taking his money, they’re collecting his lawfully-due taxes. Jung-do scoffs that it’s the same thing, and has to control his laughter when Sung-il launches into the legalities.

So detective Deok-bae speaks to Jung-do on a level he can understand: “If you con again, you’re dead meat.” Jung-do just rolls his eyes, and holds out his hands for his handcuffs to be removed.

The next day at work, Sung-il hears that the director of a local TV program wants to interview him. HAHA, it’s just Jung-go in another persona, and Sung-il actually tries to hide by just going face-down on his desk. Finally Sung-il follows him just to avoid a scene, and Jung-do grins like that was the most fun thing ever.

He tells Sung-il that he wants ten percent of the nearly six billion won they’ll be scamming Jin-seok out of, asking if Sung-il trusts him. Sung-il is all, Of course I don’t trust you!, but Jung-do says he doesn’t trust Sung-il either — this is all about the money. Sung-il doesn’t have much leverage to argue, but he does threaten to put Jung-do back in jail if he tries anything stupid.

Jung-do has been working on a plan, and he’s decided that with this amount of money, they need more than just two people… they need a whole team. Sensing that this thing is getting away from him, Sung-il tries to protest, but Jung-do argues that he’s the swindling expert, and he knows that things never go exactly as planned.

First up, they need to recruit BURNER (Heo Jae-ho) — he’s the guy who sells Jung-do the burner phones, the same guy that Sung-il terrorized so badly. Burner has high emotional intelligence, meaning that he’s good at managing his emotions and manipulating people with theirs, but his weakness is that he’s not all that smart.

Next up is KEYBOARD (Go Gyu-pil), a computer genius who builds web phishing sites and seems to have a bit of a manhwa fetish. Ha, he’s pretty embarrassed when Sung-il and Jung-do catch him surrounded by naughty animated movies and posters.

After recruiting Keyboard, they head over to meet Gold, also known as Mi-joo. Her specialty is her ability to size up people in an instant, and to figure out how best to manipulate them to get what she wants. Mi-joo takes one look at Sung-il and pulls Jung-do aside, unwilling to work with strangers. Heh, she doesn’t even bother trying to keep Sung-il from hearing her objections, and just tells Jung-do that she’ll think about it.

After she leaves, Sung-il complains about Mi-joo’s rudeness, and Jung-do explains that she’s been very hurt in the past. He offers to go see the next person on the list, Wallet, by himself since it might be dangerous. Sung-il attempts to take back control and insists on going with him… then heads off in the wrong direction. HA.

WALLET (Song Ok-sook) turns out to be a formidable older lady, who is currently intimidating the hell out of a man by serving him tea. She has her very pretty henchwoman help him with his hot tea by throwing it in his face, and she calmly tells him not to play with money like he plays with people.

Jung-do tries to convince Sung-il again to let him talk to Wallet alone, but Sung-il insists on handling this — up until the still-screaming man is dragged out of her office. Jung-do has fun with it, grinning and refusing to speak while Sung-il fumbles his way through a greeting.

Sung-il ends up throwing Jung-do under the bus, so Jung-do asks if she wants to fund their little caper. He promises it will be lucrative for her, and he has the nerve to insult her when she hesitates, saying that Chairman Wang (the grey-haired man from prison) was wrong about her. The name makes Wallet perk up, and she demands to know how Jung-do knows him.

After a little sassy pushback, Jung-do admits that he met Wang in prison, and Wallet calls in her bodyguards. Sung-il looks like he’s about to throw up when he sees the giant knife in one man’s belt, but Jung-do is cool as a cucumber, and a quick call to the prison (wow, look at everyone jump in the penitentiary when Chairman Wang gets a call) confirms that the chairman does indeed know Jung-do.

Not only does he know him, but Jung-do saved his life, and Wallet is told to take very good care of him. Wallet asks, in an awed voice now, “Who are you??” Jung-do just smiles and replies, “I’m a con artist.”

Sung-il goes back to his desk at work, reeling from the events of the day, and Sung-hee asks about the guy he left with this morning. She wonders if he asked Sung-il for money, but at Sung-il’s defensive response, she backs off. Sung-hee suggests they give up on Ma Jin-seok, saying sweetly that she likes Sung-il and wants to work with him for a long time.

Sung-il asks Sung-hee not to think like that — it’s not worth giving up just to protect him. Plus, if she makes a habit of giving up on the hard cases, she’ll start to pursue the wrong things.

It’s time for the team to meet and go over their plans, but things get off on the wrong foot. Burner tries to cozy up to Mi-joo, then pretends he was just joking when she’s disgusted by his advances. Burner and Keyboard dislike each other on sight, and Wallet is horrified by the conditions at Burner’s office.

Burner underestimates Wallet and invites her to leave, and by the time Jung-do arrives the whole group is pretty much refusing to speak to each other. He explains what they’re here to do, and they all gape — Jung-do is trying to collect someone’s taxes??

Wallet in particular complains that her cut is too small to be worth it, and she straight-up calls Mi-joo a prostitute when she expresses disbelief that Wallet is that much of a big shot. Wallet decides to decline, but she stops cold when Jung-do asks if six billion won is enough for her.

He plans to take it all, the entire almost-six-billion won they’ll be lifting from Ma Jin-seok, and offers to let her have it all… if she can take it. Wallet still thinks this sounds hinky, but she’s interested enough to stick around and see what happens.

When Sung-il arrives, Jung-do says they’ll start by “recycling the leftovers.” He tells Sung-il that a good swindle is all about teamwork, so he’s got to play by the rules or it will all go bust. Sung-il agrees to let Jung-do run the show, but only because he’s experienced, not because Sung-il is scared or anything. Right.

First, Mi-joo teaches Sung-il about voice phishing, which he’s predictably bad at. Keyboard teaches him how to make a fake ID, and Burner shows him how to jump in front of cars and get compensation money. Jung-do’s job is to show Sung-il how to con people in person, which will require a lot more charisma than he’s used to using, and how to observe and remember details around him.

Sung-il isn’t the most willing student — all of this goes against his principles, and he’s not exactly keen to break the law (especially as it pertains to throwing himself in front of moving vehicles). He’s pretty much terrible at all of it, anyway.

On a case with the team, Sung-hee spots Sung-il walking with Jung-do, and this time there’s no denying that it’s him.

Jung-do wakes Sung-il early one morning to summon him to Burner’s warehouse (which they’re using as a home base), and Sung-il has to reach over his sleeping wife for the car keys. She rolls over and looks right at him, but luckily she’s just sleeping with her eyes open. Ew.

Sung-il calls in sick, but Sung-hee is suspicious and follows him. He’s late so the team starts without him, beginning with a briefing on Ma Jin-seok. Interestingly, he owns twenty-two businesses in Gangnam, and not one of them is in his own name. Keyboard did some digging, and found that Jin-seok steals the identities of homeless men, and changes the names of his businesses every few months.

As for his personal life, it turns out that all of his bookmarks on his computer are for real estate sites. He uses an untraceable 2G phone, and likes to bet when he plays golf. He also doesn’t drink much, and he’s not that into women.

So their options for a swindle are golf or real estate. But Jin-seok has a pet shark real estate agent that won’t be easy to get past, so Jung-do figures they’ll have to get the shark on their side… by conning him, naturally.

Sung-hee follows Sung-il all the way to the warehouse and walks right into the middle of the meeting. Her smile freezes when she and Jung-do notice each other, but she finds her voice and says he looks good. She greets Mi-joo by name as well, and tells Sung-il it’s time to leave, assuming he’s the one being swindled.

Sung-il mutters that he knows it’s a swindle but it’s not what she thinks, and he leads her outside to talk. Jung-do and Mi-joo both look shaken to have seen Sung-hee, and Jung-do is especially shaken. What on earth happened between them?

Wallet’s pretty henchwoman keeps a careful eye on Sung-il, who tells Sung-hee that these people aren’t swindling him exactly, avoiding explaining that he’s already been taken for every penny he had. He says that he knows all about Jung-do, and that he’s here planning something with these people.

Sung-hee is ready to march in there and give Jung-do a piece of her mind, but Sung-il stops her. Frustrated, she asks if he loves his wife and daughter, and if he does, he won’t do whatever he’s planning with Jung-do.

Sung-hee gets in her car, and we flash back to the last time she saw Jung-do. Sung-hee has been fighting back tears, and a frustrated Jung-do says that he approached her to swindle her — she should be angry. He only dated her to take her money, he says, but Sung-hee asks if that’s so, then why did he never ask for any money?

Jung-do sighs that he thought she had money — he never would have dated her if he’d known she was poor. He insists that nothing he did had any feeling behind it, and he was simply deceiving her. Sung-hee holds herself together until Jung-do leaves, then gives in to her tears.

Back in the warehouse, Sung-il asks Jung-do what happened between him and Sung-hee. Jung-do says she used to have a crush on him, but doesn’t elaborate.

Late that night, as he’s working at his place, Jung-do runs across some old photos of himself and Sung-hee. His expression goes soft and he smiles. But he freezes up again when he finds a picture of himself with his parents, and he quickly shuts the suitcase. He calls someone, and says they should proceed as planned.

Sung-hee takes the next day off work, which worries Sung-il, but he calls Jung-do to say that they should do “that” today. Jung-do calls Mi-joo to tell her to proceed, and we see that she’s gotten a job as the secretary to Jin-seok’s pet shark real estate agent, Mr. Noh.

Some fancy hacking by Keyboard has Mr. Noh’s phone blowing up with texts, notifying him that someone is withdrawing money from his account a hundred won (about ten cents) at a time, ha. Mr. Noh calls the number that’s texting him, which of course gets him Burner and not his bank, as he thinks.

Posing as a bank executive, Burner advises Mr. Noh to take all the money from that account and take it home for safekeeping. He says the bank will send someone over, and for Mr. Noh to do exactly as they say. He gets his money and heads home, where a suited-up Jung-do soon rings his doorbell.

The first thing Jung-do asks is if Mr. Noh has other accounts and how much money is in them, and he tells Mr. Noh to withdraw every penny he has. Mr. Noh leaves Jung-do alone with the bag of cash to rush straight to the bank, with Mi-joo stoking his fears by telling him a story about a friend of hers who had this happen to them.

While he’s out, Sung-il shows up to his house, nervous but ready for his first swindle. Unfortunately Sung-hee is following him again, and she calls the police to report a fraud in progress.

COMMENTS

This episode was really mostly setup, as we met each of Jung-do’s team members and saw them start to build the framework of Ma Jin-seok’s swindle. Not a lot of action happened, but I like how they isolated the person likely to stand in their way of conning Jin-seok and came up with a scheme to put him on shaky footing. Watching the team mobilize and do what they do best is exciting… I can’t wait to see more!

I’m definitely enjoying the way the team is shaping up — it’s kind of fun that they all pretty much hate each other’s guts. I like the different characters and the way they each have their specialty and modus operandi, and it makes sense that they would be suspicious and distrust each other. I’m very curious about Jung-do’s offer to let them take the entire amount they’ll be lifting from Jin-seok — I’m assuming this means he’s not just swindling Jin-seok for his tax money, but also Sung-il for the big payout. I doubt they’re all willing to go to such lengths for one-sixth of ten percent, and I have a feeling that Jung-do never did have any intention of handing that money over to Sung-il.

If that’s so, I think it adds an interesting layer of danger to the swindle — not only do they have to work with Sung-il to get the money, but they have to keep their true motive from him at all times. I’m pretty sure that poor Sung-il is being swindled again, and this time he’s actually, knowingly helping the con man do it. This should be good, because I think Sung-il is going to gain a lot of confidence and self-worth during this time with Jung-do, and he’s not going to take being tricked again so easily this time.

Sung-il and Jung-do’s relationship is shaping up to be exactly what I hoped — a sort of criminal odd couple, with all the conflict and hilarity that entails. It’s so cute how Sung-il keeps trying to take charge, and how Jung-do just lets him flounder until he realizes he’s in way over his head and gives Jung-do the lead. Poor Sung-il just wants someone to take him seriously, but I think that the way he is now, it’s not going to happen. I can absolutely see him earning Jung-do’s and the other team members’ respect over time though, as he gains confidence and comes out of his shell.

Speaking of relationships, there’s no doubt there was more to Jung-do and Sung-hee’s relationship than just another swindle. I can’t believe a guy as slick and prepared as Jung-do would accidentally date a penniless girl. And I noticed that during their breakup, despite his cutting words, Jung-do was the one downing soju like he needed the courage, and it almost sounded like he was trying a little too hard to convince Sung-hee that he didn’t feel anything for her. Then we saw his face as he looked at those photos of when they were dating, and that proved that Jung-do definitely wasn’t being honest with her. He seemed pretty rattled when they ran into each other again (and again, more rattled than she was), and I’m guessing that regardless of why he broke up with her, it wasn’t just a swindle to him — there were some pretty strong feelings there. Was it noble idiocy? Did he break up with her because he was going to jail? Did he plan to con her, fell in love, and backed out? I can’t wait to find out.

Knowing this about Jung-do, that he does have a gooey marshmallow center underneath all that bluster and snark, I’m guessing that his plan to take the money from Sung-il and run isn’t going to sit so well with him either, when it gets to that point. He’s gotten emotionally involved before, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he loses his heart to Sung-il this time, and has a hard time conning him. At least it’s a direction I can completely see the show taking us in, and though I may be totally off-base, I would really like to see that happen. What better justice than for the con man to lose control of the situation, and get conned by his own feelings?

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TY @LP I am loving all characters and entire show. SIG picks amazing drama that has depth and he has done it again. ???

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As much as i love Jung-do feistyness in this drama, but it doesn't hurt to see once in a while the soft and gooey smile from him.

Oh Seo In Guk, what have you done to this noona?

SIGH

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Wormed his ridiculously hot way into your heart?

*passes you the kool aid*

join the club!

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Me too need a kool aid..lol

Sig fc

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Thanks LP, you're amazing.

I like this con team more than the tax officer team. Is it wrong? How come the bad guys win me over than the good guys?

I kinda curious about the relationship between SH and JD. And why he had bitter face when he saw his parents picture? Bad memories or bad relationship?

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I am kind of routing for both teams. I can see Sung Hee has some of the same qualities our swindler team does, she just doesn´t want to admit she would do ANYTHING, too.

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Thanks, Lollypip!

I occasionally rewatch this episode for laughs, Sungil is so funny as he's training to be a conman, especially the getting hit by a car con.

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When Burner was getting a nosebleed while counting his money...
Sung-il: Blood! Blood!
Burner: *wipes nose* Ah, this? That's nothing. Your turn.
Sung-il: O___O

Sung-il's con lessons are hilarious.

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I was as freaked out as Sungil by the blood, because Burner was wearing a WHITE track suit. But, after rolling around on the car and the street and having a bloody nose, the suit stayed clean after all. (Also OT, can Junsu in BGS stop wearing white pants, he keeps sitting on every random rock without checking to see if it's clean or not.)

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He has 100 pairs of the same white pants.

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some people I know used to call white jeans 'rich-girl pants' because you can only afford the constant laundry or replacement if you're rich, looks like this time we have rich-boy pants.

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hahaha that scene really cracked me up, especially the part where Sung-il has to fake an accident and then suddenly retorts when the driver calls the police. haha! so. much. cute!

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I died laughing how he had to actually run towards the car because it already stopped 5m away from him and then floundered on the hood in slowmo. Then the guy calls the police and he just stops immediately the flailing and runs away, pffff. MDS is gold!

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Sung-il's 'training' in How To Be An Accident Victim is killing me, he looks like such a guilty teddy bear and it's ADORABLE.

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Bwahahahahaha...
Papa Bear while meeting Mob Lady :-DDDDDD

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TOO SLOW SHOW!

it took 6 episodes to (SPOILER REDACTED) and there weren't major developments in the previous episodes. did it really need 4 episodes to form the team?

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I actually like its pacing. I wouldn't like it if they get over their opponent on its first few episodes without stumbling blocks or without making me fall in love with each character's eccentricities and idiosyncrasies first.

also conning must be a detailed process for it to work, so I totally get it if they took some time.

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The pacing makes sense because they want to establish a pretty deep foundation behind the story. It's trying to reach for depth especially in the backstories of MDS and SIG. Although I think it actually ended up doing a disservice the female lead whos name I never remember cause who cares about her she might steal SIG....

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I expected and wanted the show to be fast-paced that one bad guy brought down in 2 eps. But when I actually watched it, I found myself really enjoy the so-called slow pace. The detailed presentation of the whole scam made it so interesting and convincible. Things didn't go as the swindlers expected and there are many twists they need to tackle. MJS was not a small fry guy (In many k-dramas, bad guy appears in the beginning are always stupid, but can you imagine a stupid guy would be able to run big business like that), but he was smart and careful enough to give our hero YJD a hard time and I ended up liking this character even though he was true asshole. If production team gave up all these details just to pace up, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy it so much. Besides, the director is very good at making cliffhangers. I can't wait to see next episode every time.

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But at the same time, I'm a it worried whether the writer could keep the same quality in the following episodes. There are 10 more. I'm not a big fan of Bad Guys which only has 11 or eps. Is he able to write 16 eps without dragging too much?

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for now, at least, I see a lot of things in the story that need unpacking. like the question of how Jung-do ended up in prison, how he became friends with Chairman Wang, who is Chairman Wang and what is his deal with the tax collection agents, why Jung-Do's dad won't talk to him, what happened before Sung-Il's friend committed suicide, why is the detective so mean to Jung-Do, etc. I'm sure these will all boil down into one major scandal (or two), but I can see how the show can strip all of these secrets sparingly throughout its run. or maybe I'm just being optimistic! haha

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it is highly likely Jung Do dumping Sung Hee was some sort of protective act... lest she be involved in shady schemes?

this show is a true guessing game. so many secrets, so many threads.

Interesting to see a dynamic where an older guy on an unfamiliar field sumbits to a younger one with more experience.
in fact, this swindler team has the fairest hierarchy in that there is none, all that matters is your skill, not age, rank, possessions etc. while that same social hierarchy, the system itself, is what "trips" the law abiding team...

the swindle works, not because JUng Do alone is good at it, but because everyone does what he does best, not just what he is ordered to do.

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Agree. When they showed that flashback and he was saying stuff like "stop crying, you should be getting angry" "don't let this hurt you, I'm just a swindler" like he was psyching her to be strong instead of crumbling from the breakup.

We're onto you, Noble Idiot Conman!

(BTW, Soo-young's acting is also A+++)

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I love Sooyoung in this role, Sung-hee's 'work dad/daughter' relationship with Sung-il is perfect and the hints of her history with Jung-do just piqued my interest.

She's really nailing the air of being a very world-weary but principled idealist - it's the kind of character that could come off somewhat flat or naggy in the wrong hands but she has enough nuance to avoid that.

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+1

Everyone is delivering so far in their roles. I'm loving the chemistry among the cast.

I'm really curious as to the real reason for the break up. Even Mi-joo seems to notice how rattled JD is by SH's presence.

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He obviously did it before he went to jail, I wonder if the reason he went to jail is linked to this breakup somehow?

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and yet like every kdrama girl she doesnt notice being looked at "with THOSE eyes". how come they never get a clue that a guy is being a noble idiot or has slightly probable lingering feelings towards them ?

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honestly, speaking as very much a non-kdrama girl, someone doing/saying things and then behaving in ways that contradict those previous things can really mess with your head, even a real-life girl would plausibly miss or ignore THOSE eyes and just file it away as anything but romantic interest.

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yeah, Protective Noble Idiocy is what that scene reeks of, especially in light of the way he looked at her when he saw her in the present day.

And that's a good point about the team having no hierarchies - they can't afford to have one anyway.

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Why recap this amazing drama so late ? I 'm looking forward for the rest of episodes..fighting

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um, they just decided to recap it yesterday and there are already 2 recaps. if nyou have already seen the episode anyway, what´s the problem?

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There was no problem at all..its just took too long to recaps..but thts ok..as long as DB is willing to recaps the 38squad it will be a blessed

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I think we can all agree here that Seo In-guk nails whatever role he plays.

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Yes he does developed versatility in acting..?

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+15 plus alpha
That's why I'll also tune in for Shopping King Louie which sounds like a train wreck but I'm hopeful because of SIG.

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Thanks LollyPip!
One of the best bromances currently and I'm thinking, our con team starting out a bit rough, will eventually have one of the warmest camaraderie as times goes by. Can't wait!

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Thanks for highlighting that it was Jung-do gulping down the soju during the break up chat. It shows things aren't what they always seem.

It's taking awhile to get going but i love how were slowly building the team and getting to know each of them. This ep showed signs of a bromance to come - I'm looking forward to more of it!

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By far the best K-drama since AM1988 due to its high quality writing.

The writing is so refreshing - keeps you in suspense w/ twists and turns.

SIG and MDS are great as usual.

Think Yoon Doo-joon (after all, an insurance salesman pretty much has the same attributes as a con-man) and Lee Sung-min would also have been good casting for those roles.

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Yoon Doo-joon is a pretty fantastic actor, and Lee Sung-min is beyond amazing - they'd have been a good alternate cast for this too, but idk if they'd have felt the same.

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No doubt the 2 leads really make it work, but just my 2 cents on an alterna casting that would have worked (might have a bit of a diff. feel, but would've been a good duo as well).

Says something when can't think of any other duos that would do just as good of a job.

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Thanks for the lovely recap LollyPip! Even though I have watched the later episodes, it is so much fun to read about what had happened so far.

Sung Il's con- lessons were hilarious! And I actually snorted when he was trying to take the car keys while his wife was sleeping with open eyes! :D

But best of all is Young Do. How amazing is SIG that I want to slap the smirk off his face but still see him smirking at the same time! Plus SIG KNOWS romance. I mean just one look from him can convey a plethora of emotions. That one scene where he looks at the old photographs. So many thoughts were put across all togerher!

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Yeah, i also love SIG face when he saw SH for the first time after been a while. So much emotion lingering there.

Oh Gosh, how can i not forget his bittersweet smile and his deep sigh scene. It's wonderful. Make your heart in an ache and yet smile sadly but in an awe when you look at his beautiful face.

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yeah, I wasn't expecting any hint of romance-y stuff, so THAT LOOK really took me by surprise - you instantly know there's history there!

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I wasn't really a big SIG fan before but I am loving his acting now, especially in his scenes with SY. While his JD is pretty slick as a conman, he is able to show a softer, more gentler side, around SH. And he doesn't even have to say much to express that.

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Love how the swindler team is formed, really interesting how they can get the bad guy to pay up

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The thing I enjoyed the most is that because all of the team members are played by vet character actors they feel lived in. There no one not character. You get the sense that despite the obvious portrayals the team members are actually people you might want to avoid in real life.

On that note the actor for wallet is also in the Five Children drama. It is so weird because in that one she has a background as a gangster of sorts. I keep wondering when shes going to whip out the daggers.

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Lol, in Five Enough she's a screaming banshee but here, she's like "o'really"?

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Yep, i had begun to do double takes on Saturday now as i watch the actress playing Wallet on TF38 n then MIL on Five Children. She is a hoot in both!

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Was anyone else kind of weirded out at how the con-men and women just seemed to blithely accept getting in the con.

Is $100k really that much that they'd immediately jump in without really a peep of thinking about how hard the con is?

I mean, Mi Joo's issue was with Sung-Il not with how much she would receive, nor how hard it would be to actually pull off the con.

I guess I can sort of see Burner and Keyboard following along because Burner's not IQ intelligent and Keyboard is used to doing websites so it's not that hard for him.

It still seemed a really quick roundup of the gang and I wanted to see some more personality and distrust in the con (which isn't easy as $6M is a lot to con that much out of someone), as that would have seemed more realistic....

Anyways, I kind of had some problems with the setup in this episode, but after the gang is together, it becomes easier.

Just wondered if anyone else was bothered by the ease with which they rounded up the gang together....

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Haha, some one above is bothered by how hard the team is set up and why it takes so long. I think it's just different people have different ideas

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Tbh I was more weirded out that the real estate guy just left Jung-do alone in his house with a bag full of money, bank employee or not, who in their right mind does that? Lol. At least should've told his secretary to stay there.

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I think the guy was just panicked. When you're panicked you tend not to think clearly. And don't forget he really trusted Jung Do. That's how I understood the whole thing

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Thanks LollyPip for recapping this mad-con-capper!

Been watching it when it began withour subs even just gaze SIG's beauty face n hear his voice.

MDS is just too funny here! Awaiting for him to wake up from his virtuous stupor n kick some tax-evading asses with our conners!

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am i the only one here that doesnt want any romance for this drama?? this will be great if this just like 'bad guy'. because when sung hee said she used to be jung do's victim, i was hoping to hear she or someone she really care about lost a lots of money and suffer. but after watch the flashback, i feel like her situation is so boring. except if there is more reason like jung do actually use her to get close to someone, like if sung hee is someone's daughter. maybe that police who put jung do's father in jail. just, please no romance. there is more than enough romance drama.
and if there will be romance included, i ship jung do and secretary choi. she's so cool :D

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This is so much fun to watch, though the gang isn't quite complete yet - I assume Sung-hee will join them at some point, even if right now she's dug her heels in on principle and is firm on the point that anything Jung-do is involved in cannot be good.

It'll be interesting to see how they bring her into the fold, since she seems not only principled but stubborn.

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SIG is so natural in his role, it's a delight to see him onscreen. Love the budding bromance between him and Ma Dong Seok, I'm excited to see it fully blossom.

I have a feeling that Jung do has some really strong feelings for Sung hee, but played the noble idiot to protect her, in that case, bring on the romance too!

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You guys are going to sub this after all? Yay.. you need to catch up though, ep 7 is airing tomorrow..

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I don't think it's fair to tell the recappers to hurry, we should be grateful they've committed to do this show at all (and LollyPip - we really are grateful for the recap, thank you so much!)

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Wow, lollypip, this is fast. Thank you for your hardwork. Hope you enjoy recapping it as much as I enjoy SIG as Jung Do hehe. You sure picks the best screencaps from SIG in this ep. The last screencaps esp. That sigh, awww.

Now from the gang, I looove Wallet. She's awesome, very classy, and so charismatic. Her conversation with Jung Do is the best so far. I have high expectation that the writer constantly delivers this kind of lines.

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Is this show good? Thank you for the recap LollyPip but what I want to know is, if SIG is the main lead or more like a supporting character to veteran Ma Dong Seok. I like them both and MDS is a great actor but I still hope SIG is a lead.

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Seo In-guk and Ma Dong-seok are co-leads. I can't say for sure which has more screentime. I feel like it's equally split.

SIG is his usual sekshi cheeky self. MDS just gets a lot of comments cos he is rarely the lead in a drama and he's so funny in this. But if you love SIG, you should definitely watch! :)

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Thank you, Mary! Will definitely try to watch this now, good acting is more important to a drama than a cute dog.

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Oh and I'm glad they are co-leads. Why don't more dramas do that?

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Maybe they pay writers per fleshed-out character and they can only afford one so they split the remaining depth between everyone else. XD

(I kid... I love you, dramaland!)

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either she looks like a boy or a midget ^^

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"But Jin-seok has a pet shark real estate agent that won’t be easy to get past"

For someone with ultra rich clients who likely have criminal backgrounds, he's unbelievably stupid. He totally trusts the secretary he hired very recently, does not have a verifiable contact in the bank who manages all his accounts, easily responds to a bunch of dubious scammy texts, leaves a big bag of cash to a bank employee he has never met but totally trusts.

It's a bad start to me, because while the show tries to make the team appear formidable, they do it by making the villains pretty darn incompetent.

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Loving these episodes so far. There's a right amount of comedy and action. SIG and MDS play off each other really well, and once again I am impressed by SIG's acting!! Thanks for the recap :)

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