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Tunnel: Episode 10

The pressure mounts for the Tunnel team as public outcry and orders from above add to the responsibility of catching a serial killer. Everyone is pushed to their limit and cracks are starting to show, but this team is determined to get a killer off of the streets once and for all. In the end, everybody cares very much about the case, but they just show it in different ways.

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

The cherry blossoms are in bloom at Hwayang University as Dr. Mok looks to the sky and thinks, “Rather than in darkness, there are people who hide in the light.” We rewind to four months earlier, when he autopsied the dismembered remains of Victim #5 and was shocked to see the five dots.

Dr. Mok laughed when he realized that the victim survived and asked himself, “So, you want to challenge me?” We then see a fountain pen apply the last of seven dots, after which Dr. Mok quietly comments, “I was merely responding to your game.” He stands up, cigarette in hand, and walks away from a young woman’s body lying on a riverbank.

In the present, Jae-yi joins the team at a crime scene where a victim with eight dots on her heel has been discovered. Kwang-ho’s eyes widen when he sees the dots, certain that Jung Ho-young has killed again, but Sun-jae wonders why there are eight dots.

Kwang-ho is certain that there must be a seventh victim somewhere. Jae-yi overhears their exchange and interrupts to ask if Jung Ho-young’s method has changed.

Kwang-ho tells her that Jung Ho-young returned to his murder method from thirty years ago, confident that no one would recognize it. The trio is joined by Dr. Mok when he makes an uncustomary visit to the crime scene to check on something.

Dr. Mok examines the victim’s heel and then informs the detectives that there were seven dots on the Haein River victim, Yoon Da-young. Dr. Mok is about to suggest a theory when Jae-yi interjects that there could be two culprits at work. Kwang-ho insists that Jung Ho-young is their only suspect, and Sun-jae agrees.

Sun-jae introduces Jae-yi to the doctor, who identifies himself as Mok Jin-woo. Jae-yi wonders silently if Jung Ho-young’s claim that he didn’t commit the Haein River murder was true.

Sung-shik arrives at the scene with detectives Tae-hee and Min-ha, tormented that another murder occurred because they failed to catch Jung Ho-young the previous day. Kwang-ho finds a wallet with a high school ID card for NAM JOO-HEE, so he and Sun-jae pay her mother a visit to break the bad news. Once there, they learn that the girl was no stranger to trouble.

News of the most recent murder results in widespread criticism of the police, even as they launch an intense search of the district for Jung Ho-young. Back at Hwayang Station, the section chief places blame for the latest murder on the team since Jung Ho-young managed to avoid capture and orders them to catch Jung Ho-young by the next day.

Kwang-ho thinks it possible that Jung Ho-young turned to his family for help, so Sung-shik sends Sun-jae and Kwang-ho to interview his mother and sister. Before they leave, Sung-shik calls Sun-jae aside and angrily reminds him that Sung-shik and Kwang-ho want to catch Jung Ho-young as much as he does, so they must work as a team.

When Kwang-ho comes to his defense, Sung-shik argues that he’s no different and storms away. Kwang-ho wants to know what Jung Ho-young told him during his call, but Sun-jae keeps the threat against Jae-yi to himself.

Jae-yi consults with Dean Hong and explains that two of the three recent murder victims were marked with dots — Yoon Da-young and Nam Joo-hee. The marks can be linked to the past murder cases, and Jae-yi reasons that if Jung Ho-young didn’t commit the two recent dot murders, then he can’t be the serial killer from thirty years ago. What she can’t understand is why two killers share the same murder method and are both fixated on women who wear skirts.

Dr. Mok is reunited with his victim in the autopsy room and tells her lifeless body, “You shouldn’t have been walking by yourself at night.” He looks unhappy when Sun-jae and Kwang-ho show up, but he turns and greets them with a smile.

Kwang-ho wants to know how the dots were made, and Dr. Mok suggests a tattoo needle or even a fountain pen as he pulls one from his pocket. Kwang-ho dismisses the suggestion as nonsense (hah!) and instead asks for an analysis of the ink to determine what company manufactured it.

Dr. Mok asks, “By the way, could Jung Ho-young have really done this?” Kwang-ho wonders why Dr. Mok brought that up again, but the doctor points out that Jae-yi believes that there could be two suspects.

Dr. Mok argues that the evidence doesn’t support the theory of one killer, instead there are two methods — victims with dots and victims without dots. He appeals to Sun-jae, but he agrees with Kwang-ho that there is only one killer and suggests that he, Sun-jae, may be the key to why Jung Ho-young’s method changed.

Sun-jae meets with Dr. Mok in his office and explains that his mother was a victim of a serial killer thirty years ago and that that’s what influenced his decision to become a police officer. Sun-jae is convinced that her killer is Jung Ho-young and believes that his method changed after his arrest two years earlier when Sun-jae triggered his memories about the murders from his past.

Dr. Mok argues that all of the recent victims should have been marked with dots if Sun-jae’s theory is true. After Sun-jae and Kwang-ho leave, Dr. Mok studies the chess board and muses that Sun-jae is mistaken about one thing, “Your mother wasn’t such a good woman.”

Kwang-ho rings a doorbell at the home of Jung Ho-young’s sister, JUNG HYE-JI, which has been marred by “Murderer” spray-painted on the gate and fence. She doesn’t answer the bell or her phone, and a neighbor informs Sun-jae and Kwang-ho that she ran away once everyone learned that her brother was a murderer.

They visit the home of Jung Ho-young’s mother, YOO OK-HEE, and find her confronted by reporters in spite of her denial that he is her son. Inside, she avoids their questions and asks Sun-jae and Kwang-ho to leave.

Kwang-ho notices that the front window is broken and suggests that she cover it, but Jung Ho-young’s mother argues that it will only get broken again. Sun-jae demands to know if that was her attitude when she raised her children — did she just ignore them?

Kwang-ho brings up Jung Ho-young’s arrest as a teenager in connection with the serial murders and asks if they lied about the boy’s alibi, but she only reasons, “If I had let them put him in prison back then, I wouldn’t have to be suffering like this.”

She yells at the detectives to leave and shuts herself in a room. Kwang-ho picks up a photo of Jung Ho-young’s parents from thirty years ago that shows them holding up a sign for Shin Ae Chemicals.

His face obscured by his motorcycle helmet, Jung Ho-young enters a convenience store. He’s distracted by a television that airs his mother’s interview and sees that Sun-jae and Kwang-ho paid her a visit. He grabs the clerk’s cell phone from the counter and exits the store.

At the station, Kwang-ho hopes for a call from Jung Ho-young so they can at least determine his location. Sun-jae’s phone rings with a call, and Min-ha runs off to trace it just as Jae-yi enters their conference room. Sun-jae answers the call and places it on speaker.

Jung Ho-young insists that he didn’t commit the most recent murder in addition to the Haein River murder. Jae-yi rushes in and tells Jung Ho-young that she believes him because Yoon Da-young and Nam Joo-hee were marked, unlike the victim that he admits that he killed.

Jae-yi suggests that Jung Ho-young’s mother is connected to his murders as well as his phone call, certain that her interview provoked him. She reminds Jung Ho-young that his mother sent him to the mental hospital when his curiosity led him to strangle his sister, and then she mimics his mother’s warning to the staff that her son wasn’t human.

After she suggests that Jung Ho-young’s murders represent killing his own mother, recognition flickers, and Jung Ho-young asks, “Are you Professor Shin Jae-yi?” Jung Ho-young recalls the threat that he made to Sun-jae about “that woman who is precious to you” and the detective’s subsequent panicked reaction as he raced to Jae-yi’s apartment. Jung Ho-young followed him that day and removed mail from Jae-yi’s mailbox to learn her name.

In the present, Jae-yi answers, “Yes, I’m Shin Jae-yi.” Jung Ho-young replies, “Nice to meet you,” and then hangs up. Sung-shik is alarmed that Jung Ho-young is aware of Jae-yi, and Kwang-ho demands to know if she believes his claims.

She acknowledges that the murders of Yoon Da-young and Nam Joo-hee are somehow different from the murders that Jung Ho-young admitted to. Kwang-ho accuses Jae-yi of being more concerned with her research than with stopping a killer.

Sun-jae tries to silence him, but Kwang-ho points out that Jae-yi shows no concern for the victims or their families. Jae-yi thinks that it’s enough to catch criminals, but Kwang-ho yells, “Being a detective is about saving people’s lives!”

Kwang-ho points to Jae-yi and tells her, “If this bastard kills another person because you provoked him, it would be like you killed her.” Min-ha interrupts the tense confrontation with a location for the phone used to make the call. Sun-jae and Kwang-ho leave to investigate as Jae-yi stays behind, a stunned look on her face.

Kwang-ho and Sun-jae find the phone discarded in some garbage. Sun-jae acknowledges that Jae-yi was right: They’ll never catch Jung Ho-young this way.

Jae-yi returns home and listens to the taped session of the teenaged Jung Ho-young. She washes her face, but she can’t manage to forget Kwang-ho’s words.

Sun-jae drops Kwang-ho at home and urges him to apologize to Jae-yi, but he protests, “Don’t even mention that cold-hearted woman to me.” Outside of her apartment, Sun-jae calls Jae-yi to apologize for Kwang-ho, but she asks if Kwang-ho has a family member who can’t come back. Sun-jae answers that it’s Kwang-ho who can’t go back.

Sun-jae and Kwang-ho visit Dr. Mok and learn that the ink used to make the dots was produced by Shin Ae Chemicals, but production was discontinued over twenty years ago. Kwang-ho remembers the company name from the photo of Jung Ho-young’s parents.

Jae-yi lectures her class about narcissistic serial killers who admit to their crimes and want to publicize them. As Jae-yi acknowledges that it’s necessary to believe the words of such killers, she recalls Jung Ho-young’s claim that he wasn’t responsible for the Haein River murder or that of Nam Joo-hee.

Kwang-ho and Sun-jae return to question Jung Ho-young’s mother about her husband, who was once CEO of Shin Ae Chemicals. They know that the main factory was redeveloped, but discover from Jung Ho-young’s mother that there was another factory.

Sun-jae calls Jae-yi to report the lead on Jung Ho-young’s hideout, confident that there won’t be any more murders. Sun-jae promises to contact her after he visits the scene, and Jae-yi asks him to be careful. Sung-shik’s special investigative team strategizes on how to approach the property to capture Jung Ho-young.

Jae-yi enters Dr. Mok’s office as he studies his chess board and asks for a brief chat. She admits that she can’t figure out why Yoon Da-young and Nam Joo-hee were marked with dots, so she’s decided to discuss the matter with him since his theory is similar to hers.

Dr. Mok shares that Sun-jae expects to get that answer from Jung Ho-young once he’s been apprehended, but Jae-yi argues that he can’t be caught, but must instead be drawn out. Dr. Mok agrees and suggests that the police should set a trap for Jung Ho-young, but they’ll need good bait. Jae-yi moves a chess piece and asks, “Like this?” She thanks Dr. Mok for his advice and leaves, and the doctor studies her retreating figure with interest.

The detectives prepare for their raid with firearms at the ready — with the exception of Kwang-ho, who foregoes a weapon. At home, Jae-yi considers an outfit that she’s laid out on her bed, especially the short skirt. Once dressed, she studies her reflection in a mirror and places her whistle around her neck.

En route to the abandoned factory, Kwang-ho asks Sun-jae about the search for his daughter and learns that she was adopted and went to England. Kwang-ho hopes to at least see her before he goes back. Sun-jae studies Kwang-ho as he vows to catch Jung Ho-young so that he can return and asks, “But is it actually possible to go back to 1986?” Kwang-ho warns Sun-jae not to jinx it, but his partner’s only comment is, “I’m just sad, that’s all.”

The team searches the factory property, but they only manage to find a group of belligerent teenagers who are unperturbed in the face of drawn guns. Sung-shik is frustrated that they failed to catch Jung Ho-young again as Kwang-ho bellows, “Where in the world is he?”

Jae-yi parks her car in a remote area just as she gets a call from a friend. She answers in English and warns the caller that it’s not a good time, but the woman, who has a British accent, informs Jae-yi that someone in South Korea is searching for Park Yeon-ho. The caller admits that she shared that Jae-yi/Yeon-ho is in Korea before she hangs up. Puzzled by the news, Jae-yi continues with her plan and walks away.

Dr. Mok walks through Hwayang University Hospital and happens upon a televised interview with Jae-yi. She explains that because of the district-wide search, Jung Ho-young must find another area to commit his next murder. Jae-yi points to a map and looks into the camera as she explains that he will kill someone near the reservoir she’s pointing to next.

Dr. Mok calls Sun-jae to ask if Jae-yi ever spoke with Jung Ho-young. When Sun-jae confirms that she did, the doctor tells him about Jae-yi’s interview and her plan to use herself as bait to lure Jung Ho-young.

Sun-jae tries to call Jae-yi but can’t reach her. He watches her interview and explains her plan to Kwang-ho. The entire team speeds to the reservoir as Sung-shik frantically calls for backup. Sun-jae still can’t reach Jae-yi by phone, so he and Kwang-ho head for her last known location.

Alone, Jae-yi walks down a narrow road near the reservoir when a car slowly approaches her. Her eyes widen in fear, but the man in the car warns her that it’s hard to get a taxi in that area and offers her a ride. After Jae-yi sends the man away, someone snatches her, and a glance in the driver’s rearview mirror reveals an empty path.

The investigative team arrives at the reservoir and begins to search for Jae-yi. Sun-jae stops a car as it drives out and shows the driver a photo of Jae-yi. He recognizes her and points Sun-jae to the spot where he saw her.

As Kwang-ho runs ahead, Sun-jae takes a call from his contact, who reports that Park Yeon-ho is now known as Shin Jae-yi and was at Hwayang University all along. Sun-jae reels from the news as he watches Kwang-ho run past a sign that reads: “End of the road.”

Jae-yi appears lifeless as a hooded figure drags her into the surrounding vegetation. Alone, Kwang-ho doggedly makes his way deeper into the terrain as his flashlight pierces the darkness. Jung Ho-young stares down at Jae-yi and then stoops to tie her wrists together before he pulls stockings from his pocket to bind her ankles.

Jae-yi’s eyes fly open and she kicks her assailant away. She manages to stand and runs away wildly with Jung Ho-young close behind. Eventually, Jae-yi trips and falls, and Jung Ho-young stops to watch as she crawls along the ground. She glances back as Jung Ho-young walks slowly towards her.

Kwang-ho finds himself in thick foliage and asks himself, “Where on earth is she?” Jae-yi’s hands tremble as she grasps at the whistle that hangs from her neck, but she manages to blow on it, and Kwang-ho races towards the sound.

Jung Ho-young tightens the stockings around Jae-yi’s neck as she kicks weakly, her eyes wide with terror. She grabs at her neck feebly before she eventually goes still. Kwang-ho pauses to look around and when he sees Jung Ho-young stooped over Jae-yi’s body in the distance. He instinctively yells out, “You scumbag!”

When Jung Ho-young runs off, Kwang-ho finds himself torn between his suspect and the prone body of Jae-yi. Kwang-ho kneels at Jae-yi’s side and fumbles as he works to untie the stockings from her neck amid his pleas for her to wake up.

Kwang-ho is racked with guilt as he tries to rouse Jae-yi and demands, “Did you become a victim yourself so that other people don’t die?” Kwang-ho is frantic when suddenly, Jae-yi finally rewards him with a weak cough.

Sun-jae runs up to the pair, desperate to assure himself that Jae-yi is all right. Kwang-ho directs him to chase after Jung Ho-young and points to where he was last seen. Sun-jae looks down at Jae-yi and tears off after the man who did this to her.

As Jae-yi takes in slow, regular breaths, Kwang-ho starts to relax and tells her, “If it wasn’t for that whistle sound…” But he stops when his eyes fall on the whistle. As Kwang-ho remembers the moment when Yeon-sook placed his whistle around his neck, he picks up Jae-yi’s whistle, confused because it looks so familiar.

Kwang-ho remembers that Yeon-sook’s former landlady told him that his daughter always blew that whistle whenever she was in trouble. His hands shake as he asks Jae-yi why she’s wearing that necklace.

In shock, Kwang-ho stares down at the young woman on the ground before him and mutters, “It can’t be. Are you… Yeon-ho?” Jae-yi looks up in surprise as a tear falls down Kwang-ho’s face.

 
COMMENTS

What a jarring opening to the episode — serial killer, Dr. Mok, against a backdrop of cherry blossoms, on a university campus, surrounded by unsuspecting students. We learn that he began to kill again in response to his encounter with Kim Young-ja, when he performed the autopsy on her dismembered leg. After a dormancy of thirty years, it will be interesting to learn why that chance encounter prompted Dr. Mok to kill again.

Another question that begs an answer is this: Why does Dr. Mok insist on alerting the investigative team to the existence of two serial killers? He has a perfect chance to escape detection, but he keeps stirring the pot, increasingly frustrated by the obtuse detectives who insist that they are looking for one killer.

Is he like an artist who wants the public to appreciate his creations, or does he want his intelligence to be recognized? Either way, Dr. Mok can’t seem to allow his deeds to be credited to someone else, and he is doing everything that he can to get the team to accept Jae-yi’s theory that they are dealing with two serial killers. It’s only a matter of time before his behavior garners more attention than he may be prepared for.

The motive behind Dr. Mok’s murders became a bit clearer as he hinted that the victims were somehow targeted because of their actions or choices. This information will come as a shock, especially for Sun-jae, who sees his mother as completely innocent. Maybe she is, but there may be something unsavory about her and the other victims that could explain why they were targeted.

Unfortunately, Jae-yi has caught the doctor’s attention because she’s the only one who’s recognized the true nature of the unsolved murder cases. What remains to be seen is if she’s at all suspicious of Dr. Mok, or if she trusts him as a colleague. Along with Dr. Mok, Jae-yi is the only member of the team who understands how to catch Jung Ho-young, and she took it upon herself to catch a killer and prevent any more murders, although I think Sung-shik needs to give her that lecture about teamwork. But Dr. Mok understood Jae-yi’s plan and intervened to bring it to Sun-jae’s attention, thereby saving her. So far, they have an interesting dynamic.

The dynamic between Kwang-ho and Jae-yi continues to be difficult. He came down pretty hard on her about her lack of compassion and her focus on her research, but his comments cut her deeply and she was unable to ignore them. Jae-yi is not as cold-hearted as Kwang-ho thinks. In her own way, Jae-yi cares about the people that she works with, and she listens to what they have to say.

As a whole, the team is under a lot of pressure as the murders add up. Sung-shik is exerting his authority with Sun-jae and Kwang-ho for leaving him out of the loop, as he should. Sun-jae gets so focused on his mother’s unsolved murder that he forgets how invested Kwang-ho and Sung-shik are, and he doesn’t realize that he doesn’t have to work alone anymore. But old habits die hard, and Sun-jae can’t seem to share, not even when it came to the threat that Jung Ho-young made against Jae-yi. Maybe her brush with death will knock some sense into him.

One thing that Sun-jae does share is how important Kwang-ho has become, as evidenced by his admission that the thought of Kwang-ho’s return to the past makes him sad. Personal connections are a challenge for Sun-jae, and his reaction to the realization that he could lose his hotheaded, retro, and grumpy partner shows how much Kwang-ho means to him. Kwang-ho is so focused on going back to his timeline so that he can return to Yeon-sook’s side that he hasn’t stopped to consider the people that he will leave behind in 2017. Unless Kwang-ho can go back and reset the future by catching Dr. Mok and Jung Ho-young in the past, he’s sure to leave a huge void in the future when he returns to 1986.

The big development this episode was that Sun-jae and Kwang-ho both found out about Jae-yi’s true identity at almost the same time, in very different ways. Even more surprising is that Jae-yi is aware that Kwang-ho knows about Yeon-ho. I can’t wait to see how this affects our main trio going forward. I imagine that Sun-jae will find himself in the middle of a most difficult and unusual triangle. He understands and cares for both Kwang-ho and Jae-yi, and it shows how much he’s grown that he tries to help them to get along with one another. Now that Yeon-ho’s identity has been revealed, that task just got a lot more complicated.

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what an episode! (even though no new surprises) Can't wait for the next episode! Thanks for the recap!

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I have to agree! No surprises but still, goosebumps and the feels! Hope it'll be a happy reunion pls ?

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OMOOMOOMOOMOBREATHE!!!
So many thoughts after this episode and I don't know where to start.
Ok, first things first.
This is for Jae-Yi: Ok, so you have this amazing plan to catch the killer. You offer yourself as bait. Brilliant. Clever. Genius. You deserve a round of applause. BUT. (There is always a but).
How stupid can you be that you not only offer yourself up as bait, but you also have NO (insert word of choice: zilch, nil, nada) back-up whatsoever! What's wrong with you woman??
Jae-Yi was SO SO OH SO lucky that her dad happened to be in the area! Otherwise, she would've been dead! I was yelling at her to run run runnnnn when the killer was chasing her! My heart was in my throat and I was barely breathing! How could this clever lady do this to me!?
But the ending!! Yay Kwang-Ho. I'm so glad he came on time to hear the whistle and save his daughter! And top of that he made the connection that we've all been waiting for him to make. That Jae-Yi is Yeon Ho! YAY!!

I don't know if it's just me, but I actually thought that Jae-Yi was planning on finding out the second killer (Dr Mok) and therefore had laid a 'trap' for him. So it came as a surprise to me when it turned out to be Ho-Young who was chasing her! I probably didn't pay attention (what with all the nail biting and internal screaming) because I thought that the detectives were going after Ho-Young while Jae-Yi went after Dr Mok. I guess I was also a teeny bit scared that Dr Mok was beginning to see Jae-Yi as a threat because she had accepted there being a second killer and may even come close to finding out who that is. So I assumed that he went after her to silence her. So I was confused when he called the detectives to let them know where Jae-Yi was and what she had planned. LOL did that even make sense!?

But overall, what a great episode! Can't wait to see how Jae-Yi is going to react when she finds out she not only has a dad but that he happens to be just a few years older than her (look-wise of course, hehehe).

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From what Dr. Mok said so far, he seems to have his own justification for all those murders. Even if Jae-yi started to be a real threat for him, I guess she doesn't fit his victim criteria, therefore him alerting Sun-jae that she was in danger. Maybe, he also enjoyed playing a cat-and-mouse game with Jae-yi. After all, the only person who believed that there are 2 serial killers on the loose is her. It must be such a "fun" challenge for him that he chose to spare Jae-yi's life this time.

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I was thinking the same! Even though Jae-yi is a threat to him he wouldn't kill her because she doesn't fall under his criteria! I really want to know what this criteria is, especially after what he said about Sun-jae's mother, even if she wasn't as innocent as Sun-jae thinks, why did dr. Mok take it open him to punish her?

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It was said in the beginning that Sub Jae's mother and a soldier got down the bus together and they seemed to know each other....something fishy there, maybe it is nothing but that is the only think I can think of.

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yes.. one was prostitute, others had flings it seemed..

am guessing any woman who doesn't fit the strict moral conduct is the victim..

wonder if some woman broke mok's heart... n i would love it if the woman who broke his heart is JH's crazy sister, still hidden in drama world

and exactly why is that professor there in the show.. shin's uni's prof

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I don't think Dr Mok is playing a cat and mouse game with JY. However, he seems hell bent on thwarting Jung's plans to kill any woman, and he wants the police to capture Jung, whom he thinks is an inferior murderer.

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Doc Mok seems the type of killer that has God syndrome and that being his justification...i'm more curious how did Jung Ho Young knew about Sun-Jae Mom murder,like he saw it that night somehow and in his delusions over years made it like he did it...In Doc Mok case they trully are real about the enemy being close yet they are too blind about Jung Ho Young to see anything else,even when the killer tells them a number of times "look,i'm here"

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I am reaaalllly curious as to the next stage of Jae-Yi's plan after baiting Ho Young.. For a professor, she didn't have the foresight to atleast call Sun-Jae and tell him about her location. Its ironic how Dr. Mok, the serial killer, called up Sun-Jae and had her rescued..

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I was so mad at JY's foolishness. I can believe her earnestness in capturing Jung, but to do that without backup is utter stupidity! At the very least, have some backup around while you are offering yourself as bait so that you won't die an unjustified death. JY's foolishness ruined the last part of the episode for me.

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This is one of those instances in which a character does something so far-fetched that I get mad at the writer rather than the character. Even if JY says that she knew Dr. Mok would alert the police, there's no way she could've been sure that he'd see the interview she did.

I was already mad at the writer because it's even harder to believe that JY didn't have any police protection at that point. I mean, c'mon!... a serial killer had already disclosed that he knew who she was in a conversation overheard by several officers including KH and SJ, and had previously intimated to SJ that she might be his next victim. There is 0% chance that she wouldn't have police protection after that.

I still love the show, but I'm having trust issues with the writer.

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Probably Jae-Yi is feeling pangs of surviver's remorse. Her dad died before she was born, then her mother died in a car accident when she was six, and after that her adoptive family died in a fire when she was fifteen. She probably feels as a bad luck magnet, and decided to suicide by the hands of Ho-Young before her bad luck kills someone else.

People's feelings are complex, and sometimes the trauma is so strong that even if she is very rational and even if she studied psychology to heal herself, all that rationality is nothing but aluminium foil to try to cover the magma beneath.

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I am with you. I understand why she had to go there alone, plot-wise (her daddy had to hear her using the whistle, which otherwise couldn't be used), but when writers do that I feel that they are a bit lazy.
On the other hand, I am happy that KH found on his own his daughter. He will need a back-up and here is where SJ will come at hand with the info he received, but I felt more satisfied by this way to clear up that small question mark (small because we knew it already).

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I was furious watching it, how stupid can one be. An established professor knowing all about serial killers at that. The dumbest way to spin the story.

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Jae-yi's bait plan was really stupid!! What was she expecting to do when the killer had her? You could argue that she alerted people about this plan through the interview, but that's too risky and unlikely. Only Dr. Mok was following the news at the time. I understand that she was shaken by Kwang-ho's comments, but... I hope there's more to this and this isn't just poor writing.

I think Dr. Mok is like the arsonist. He wants the attention and acknowledgment as a killer. He also seems a little like Death Note's Yagami Light, who kills criminals to create his own uptopia. Maybe, Dr. Mok doesn't see Jae-yi as a "criminal."

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Yeah, from what I remember the girl in Signal did something similar, going somewhere she knew was dangerous without any back up. But it wasn't this absolutely glaringly stupid.

Her actions aside though, this was a great episode. I love the show.

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I was shouting nonsense and screaming incoherently during that last 10 minutes.

The Shin Jae-yi we know now is clearly diferent than the Jae-yi we were introduced to in the beginning. That Jae-yi might not bat an eyelash when Kwang-ho said those bluntly honest, hurtful things to her. But her relationship with both Sun-jae and Kwang-ho has awakened the dormant empathy inside her. So that while she didn't necessarily looked hurt, that comment might hurt and shake her up badly. The thing is, she still struggled to show her care and concern in a normal way. I think her deciding to be a bait without even consulting the police was her extreme way to take a sole responsibility of her words to Jung Ho-young.

Now that we know Jae-yi is alright, I can appreciate the beautiful touch of that whistle. For little Jae-yi, blowing that whistle meant her mom would come to ease her hurt and comfort her. But after she died, it only become a memento from a happier childhood days that she may not remember anymore. And now, when she wore it as a good luck talisman, her father came and rescued her, finally putting the original meaning back to that whistle.

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JY has gradually changed to become a more empathetic person. When KH scolded her for her provocation, she actually asked after KH instead of getting irritated or exasperated with him. I don't know why, but I felt quite touched when she did that.

The entire situation with JY and Jung has been so harrowing. You are right. Luckily, JY thought to bring the whistle as a good luck charm, and it turned out her father saved her life instead. It is so poignant.

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THIS is 100. Even though not telling the police that she was acting as bait was stupid, I think it was part of her character growth and Kwang-Ho's as well. ( sometimes he speaks without thinking of its effect on people).

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I'm not crying :( *sobbing *

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I'm definitely not crying. But, who's cutting onions in here??

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When Sun-jae took her head in his hands and when Kwang-ho saw that whistle, OMG, my heart ?

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Me, too. Me, too.

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I'm crying more than kwang ho but it is because the way he portrayed that heartbreaking scene is so well, it breaks my heart tripled times.

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The plot might be predictable at some point but the thrill and suspense this drama was showing is gold! I was actually screaming on the part where Jae Yi was running and Jung Ho Young abducting her.

... and not to mention how creepy ?? the the foot with five dots is! They made is soooo real!

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This is what I like about the show, they've almost revealed everything but they still manage to keep the suspense alive and keep us on the edge of our seats with the intensity!

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That's the exact word I was going to use: INTENSE. This show is all about that! While it may have a very heavy hand on the obvious to theoretically make the reveals unsurprising, it still makes those reveals have an impact from just being so intense. When can I see more episodes??? Why isn't it available yet? Live-watching problems...

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I know! They didn't even show us a preview? Like how am I going to survive till saturday?

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They are literally playing with my emotion with that montage of Kwangho-Jaeyi interaction from their very first meeting. Right after that harrowing near-death experience. This drama...

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I'm a crying mess... As to why he wants to investigate maybe because:
1.he wants to play a game of mouse and the cat
2.he maybe narcissist,so he wants attention

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And donkey of the day goes to JY. Like girl I feel you nd understand you but what you dd was reckless. In that final scene I saw kwang ho die a second time. Can't the poor guy catch a break.

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Thanks for the recap! I'm loving the show so far. Although most of the big reveals were not new to the viewers, it was handled in a way that piqued my interest. Like TeriYaki mentioned, I'm most looking forward to learning Dr. Mok's justification for all the murders and what triggered him to start again? What I loved the most in this episode was Sun jae admitting that he'd be sad to lose his partner to the past <3 My only gripe with this show is how the back-up seems to disappear when our heroes need them the most! When they were searching for Jung Ho in his hideout and here out on the field. And also Jae Yi's noble idiocy(?) this episode. Other than that I'm thoroughly enjoying all character arcs.
P.S is 2016 Kwang-ho still a missing person/ dead body at Dr. Moks?! Isn't not reporting a dead body a crime?

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You raised some very good points.
I threw my hands up in the air when all the policemen disappeared as Jung Ho Young was running away. I couldn't believe after all those preparation and manpower, they literally let him slip under their noses.
And the craziest is - how are they going to account for 2016 Kwang Ho's body? Don't forget Sun Jae is in cahoots with Dr Mok in this one. Did they plain forgotten Kwang Ho?

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Dr. Mok is a psycho who kills women for whatever reason he thinks is right, I don't think he'll be too worried about committing another crime by not reporting young Kwang-ho's body, I just hope Sun-jae wouldn't get in trouble because of that!

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right..a nd it makes sense . for a police office r to get suspicious of the forensics doctor.. who is part of his organization. rathr than running into JH and becoming curious about him..

it is definitely young KH and Dr mok

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The plot needs for Jung to escape the police's clutches so that he can attack JY, hence the sudden disappearance of all the back up officers. Heh.

Isn't wilful and unprocessed removal of a dead body from the crime scene also a crime?

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Ohh... I always thought that JHY was never at his hideout. He probably saw the news first and wait for JY at the reservoir.
But seriously tho, we got good team work in ep 9&10 but everyone was like 'let step back so our heros can shine'
I hope we start ep 11 with JHY being capture.

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I think Dr. Mok is desperate not to be equated to Jung Ho-young. He feels that he is a "higher version" as he kills with a reason, whereas Ho-young just a mere rash killer.
Am sure his so called reason is going to be something twisted. I also think that it may have got something to do with his habit of confessing. What if he heard/ tapped the confessions of these women and decided they were sinners and deserved to be killed? They may not have confessed to serious sins but in the eyes of a psycho killer, you never know. May be that is why he thinks his victims were not good women.
Or judging from his remark on the latest victim, it may be as sick as him sticking to a time curfew and killing women wandering around in skirts after the curfew! But SunJae's complete trust in this guy gives me the creeps. Kwang Ho and Sun Jae, plese get an inkling soon!

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I beg to differ. There were a couple of occasions when SJ withheld info from the good doctor. I am not sure that he trusts Dr M completely.

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This show is just going to give me a heart attack everytime!

I also think Dr Mok wants credit. He felt offended when they said he killed for no reason. (Though I don't know his reason for killing). He thinks his copycat, Jung Ho is trash: no originality. He took it as an insult to his, uh, "craft"/"legacy" and not as an homage. Creepy.

Can't wait till the next ep!

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It does feel like Dr. Mok is trying to show that he's far more sophisticated and intelligent than his rival of sorts. Look at his chess board in his office, the fountain pen, and the way he seems to seek out people he deems worthy of conversing with him (Sun-jae and now Jae-yi). He doesn't the really interact with the others much, does he?

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Thanks for this recap! Tense or what? Does Dr Mok have a secret store of 20 year old ink bottles.

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Yay~ ep 10 recap
Thanks @teriyaki

This episode is so intense especially the last 10 mins... I was screaming when Jaeyi running away from JHY. Thank god for that whistle. For a brief moment, I do wonder what happen to KH if JY die tbh. And for both of them find out that Jaeyi is Yeonho during that intense moments? Gah... I cant breath..
I'm curious about few thing regarding Dr Mok though:
1- Why is he reacted as if someone challenging him when he saw the victim #5 leg tho? At that time nobody makes any connection to his murder spree in 1986 tbh. So for him to retaliated and killed victim #7 because of that, I still dont get it. But at least we kinda know his thinking in choosing those victims, women in skirt, walking at night = bad women.
2- During his discussion with JY, I initially thought that Dr purposely lead JY into making herself as a bait but his reaction watching her interview & his action afterwards seems like he didnt. But I'm not sure I'm reading that scene properly tho.

As for your questions, I think he is offended that the police doesnt seems to think that someone other than JHY i.e him capable of doing that. My theory is he just egging them cause he thinks he is smarter than the police (true!) and wont get caught.

I looks forward to see how Kwangho deals knowing that JY is his daughter and Sungjae too. Will he suddenly becomes extra respectful? hahaha

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Dr Mok might have thought God was playing with him when he realized Victim #5 was still alive throughout the 30 years. So he was showing God that he could kill, and kill accurately this time. Hence, the immediate death of Victim #7. The discovery of Victim #5 might also have awakened his desire to kill again.

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Agreed with this. The realization that victim #5 was alive all these years and managed to escape his detection must be insulting for him. And that's why he retaliated with another killing spree.

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After episode 7 and we have this? Tunnel is not playing. Its so satisfying.

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I knew that Jae-yi wasn't going to die but it still scared me to see her gasping for air like that, I wish she had planned this with our team, Sun-jae would've never let her become the bait but at least he would've known what was going through her mind, she could've died there if it wasn't for dr. Mok's phone call to Sun-jae.

And at that, why did he do it? I mean dr. Mok? Why did he tell them about Jae-yi, I'm glad he did but I just don't understand him! Is it because Jae-yi is the only one who's convinced that there are two killers? But doesn't he feel threatened by that, if she could discover there are two killers, she could also disover that one is him? Is it because she doesn't fall under his "criteria" for killing people?

I'm so excited for next episode, I can't wait to see how Kwang-ho's going to react to the fact that Jae-yi is his daughter!!

Thanks TeriYaki for the recap.

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Perhaps Dr. Mok didn't want JY to die because she doesn't fit into the category of women that he considers "sinful"? I also think he's generally intrigued by her and willing to put himself at risk to see how much she can understand him. He seems like a fairly narcissistic killer.
Or, maybe there's more to it?

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Yes, I think so too now! He is so twisted that I don't even know what to him is "Sinful" and what's not! I can't wait to see how he's going to justify all the killing!

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I was thinking he wanted Jung thwarted in his attempts to kill JY and be captured by the police.

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Dear Ms. Witchy, do you remember in the Silence of the Lambs the final lines between Dr. Lechter and Clarice?. He wasn't going after her since the world was far more interesting with her. She sees a lot of hidden things the Police Officers don't, so he probably respects her as an (intellectual) equal.

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I've been thinking... What if they pulled a 'Signal' for 'Tunnel' for its ending. What if Kwang Ho will ended up being in a coma somewhere unknown and whatever even that lead to the events of 2017 still happened? Like the murder case in 1986 still unsolved and Kwang Ho's wife still killed in the car crash and Jae-Yi still being adopted.

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For someone who's supposed to be smart, she sure was stupid. Playing bait and luring a known serial killer to a remote place is one thing. But having absolutely no escape plan whatsoever is the height of stupidity. I was hoping that she has a stun gun, a knife or anything that can help her defend herself. Seriously, a whistle???? When she didn't even tell anyone about her plan? I mean, c'mon she studied killers as a profession! What was going through her head?? Here, I'll play bait and hope that he won't kill me. This episode was such a letdown. Did the writers really expect the audience to just swallow that? And here I thought that it's refreshing to have a woman playing a brilliant but cold character. But nooo, she's a woman so she needs to be saved by the heroes.
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While I agree with a lot of what you say, I have a theory on intellect; hear me out! I like to think that everyone has the same amount of brain cells and they are just distributed differently. Folks that are hyper book-smart can be painfully insipid when it comes to common sense and vice-versa. Jae-yi comes across as one with extremely high levels of understanding and analyzing sick people, but she has zero common sense. While she grasps the societal norms on a theoretical level, she doesn't seem to understand those social norms on a personal level. Okay, enough with my silly theory! This is the only show I am live-watching that has me chomping at the bit for more episodes every week. MOOOORRRRE!

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Me too!. My theory about Jae-Yi is a little different: she has survival's remorse. Since her father was killed before she was born, her mother when she was six and her adoptive family when she was fifteen, she feels as a bad luck magnet. She probably feels that all people dear to her ends up dying, so probably she wanted to kill herself using Ho-Young hands, thus ending the curse on her side. Also, by inciting Ho-Young's ill will, she was hoping to actually impersonate his mother in order to definitely let him kill his own mother and resolving his motive to kill.

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Also, her survival's remorse is the reason she is so aloof. By not letting people near, she is protecting them of getting killed by her bad luck.

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I felt the same at first but when there were flashbacks of the conversation between Kwang-ho and her, I somehow understood her actions. My guess was that she was giving up her life so that she would become the next victim not the others. Jae-yi still blames herself for the fire accident that killed her family years ago even though it was not her fault. She feels guilty because she was the only one survived. When she realized that her words may cause the murder to strike again, she didn't want to be one "at fault" again. I think part of her just wanted to end her life so that all these terrible things would end, for her. I could totally feel her loneliness and desperation at that moment.

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Now with the cards are all out in the open I wonder how things will go from now on, what is left that they don't know that the real killer was infront of them all along, also the mystery of how he managed to travel with KH or was he originally living in the 86?, i hope it will keep up with this tone for the last 6 episodes, it was an amazing ride till now.

The only thing that wasn't pleasant is how JY went as a bait without notifying the police or anyone about her plan, how would they catch the killer if he killed her and disappeared! What was her plan exactly getting killed and that's it! That was a ridiculous move. Two killers competing was of a help to spare her life.

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Oh, I never thought that Dr Mok travelled with Kwang Ho from the past to the present. I like this theory because I just couldn't buy that he didn't kill for the past 30 years and then start again because Kim Young Ja. I suspect he thinks women with 'loose morals' need to be killed. Don't tell me, he didn't find fault with any these 30 years?

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I don't think he travelled with Kwang-ho from past to present because if he did then how does Sun-jae know him?! He's obviously known him for quite some time now!

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Hmmm...I don't know for how long did Sun Jae know Dr Mok but you are right that it can't be recent or the same time as when Kwang Ho appeared.
I wonder if the drama will give a satisfactory answer as to why Dr Mok starts killing again.

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This is all assuming the Dr.Mok doesn't know the secret for going back into the past or future. I think its possible Dr.Mok is a tunnel time traveler and accidently let Kwang Ho through, because we don't actually know if he knows who he is.

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OMGOMGOMG!! Choi Jin Hyuk just about slayed me with his emotions in the last 10 minutes!! The tension kept increasing till he found out that Jae-Yi is Yeon-Ho. That little catch in his voice which was laced with relief that she is alive and shock and disbelief that she is Yeon-Ho!! This episode really ramped up the edge-of-the-seat feels!!

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CJH is amazing here. I know I've seen him elsewhere, but I can't recall where. I don't remember noticing him much until now. That will change ASAP, of course! I can't see anyone else playing this role and doing as well with it. I love his thin veneer of a grumpy ajusshi hiding a concerned marshmallow of an old-school gentleman underneath.

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Well, Mr. CHJ was in my first K-Drama, the one with the male Gumiho that is not so well-loved in this site *cough* Gu Family Book *cough*, and also in Emergency Couple. I did like both of them, though.

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Hahaha. I rewatch Gu family book last weekend for Daddy Gumiho's part~

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He's also in Fated To Love You, playing the second lead.

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He was LMH's elder brother in Heirs.

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Well.... No words... It's an awesome episode as expected from The Tunnel team....
When KwangHo returns to the past(let's assume he does) the future may be very much different.... He goes back, catches the killer in the past(again an assumption), now SunJae need not become an officer to catch his mother's killer, Yeon Soon may not have died, Jae Yi may not be adopted. kwangHo, Yeon Sook and Yeon Ho would be one happy family, then SunJae would not meet Jae Yi, the future then would be vary much different than what it is now.... I am wondering whether kwangHo needs to go back.... I am hoping he won't, coz that would turn tables very differently.....
Now coming to the present and young Kwang Ho, why his story is on hold what happened to him and how did he know about the murders when there are no records.,...
I hope the writer give a clean and neat finish for this beautifully built story ?

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Okay, I have a question but bear with me a little as I'm still confused with the whole time traveling thing! what happens to people in the present if Kwang-ho goes back to 1986? Does the present timeline just freeze and people like Jae-yi and Sun-jae cease to exist? How does the re-set happen?

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I believe most of us are unsure and confused because there's no indication of which way the story will go.

What happens when the past is changed also depends on whether the story wants to put 'us' in a linear time line or in parallel universes. If the former, then the 2016/current state of affairs as we know it will be very different for our protagonists and they will very likely have no knowledge of Kwang Ho's time travel.

If it is the latter, then the 2016 situation as we know it will continue and move forwards in it's own way, only with the knowledge that Kwang Ho had come and gone.

Which do we prefer? ?

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For one, Jae Yi and Sun Jae would not cease to exist. This is simply because they existed before Kwang Ho traveled into the future. Jae Yi was already conceived and Sun Jae was a baby(Awww...)

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oops! I haven't finished....

It all depends on when Kwang Ho traveled back to. I am assuming he goes back to the time he 'disappeared' in the tunnel. Of course if he goes back further to say, preventing the very first murder then I am not sure about the existence of JY and SJ.

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Sun Jae was already a baby by the time Kwang Ho traveled through the tunnel and Kwang Ho's wife was pregnant so they will exist but will have led different lives.
But if you look at it like the two timelines are occurring simultaneously then it is confusing, I guess I would say the people whose lives are affected by Kwang Ho's non disappearance will be altered whilst other may not. For example Sun Jae and Jae Yi may be affected but those other 2 cops won't

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Yeaaa.... Different people would love different endings.... Here it is quite confusing how they are gonna wrap up both the timelines....

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Its fine, kwang ho can just arrange meetings between little sung jae and jae yi. He and his father also seem to be close to each other.Once he caught the criminal he won't be guilty towards sun Jae's father. Who knows maybe they will grow up as friends.

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Oh.... I like this one.... But again we must think about the two kids(SunJae and JaeYi), their personalities may not be the same... JaeYi may be lively and happy go girl with her parents around, feeling protected and loved...While SunJae may not be as rude and stubborn as he is now.... And the present personalities are the ones we fell for and would we love them the same when it is different ???

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The look in his eyes: that cold-hearted robot @%&# lady is MY daughter???... I have to go back to 1986 and give her an infancy!!!.

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I do have to disagree with your analysis of the victims. Dr. Mok killed that young girl because she walked alone at night and because he could kill her. Anything else that he says about her is justification for her death. To say that the victims are complicit in their deaths is victim blaming.

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He could have killed her because she was walking around late at night, or maybe because she snuck out of the house to go to a party so in his mind she isnt a innocent girl. He's obviously a very messed up Dr so who knows what's going through his mind.

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Can we please talk about the part with the whistle. As touching as that moment was, there is noooo way he could've known it was the same whistle from 30 years just by looking at it. Anyone can have a whistle. This was just poor on the writers part. If anything Yeon Sook could have had his initials engraved it??

And whatever happened to 2017 Park Kwang Ho?? They stopped looking into his background and how he knew about what happened 30 years ago. I'm sure he was smart enough to keep notes and documents somewhere safe if he ended up dead *rip Kwang Ho*

Did Jung Ho Young witness the first murder 30 years ago? And that's why he wanted to know "what if felt like to kill a human", as well as why he killed dogs. The murder could've sparked his curiosity.

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Ooooh, Jung Ho-young possibly witnessing Dr. Mok killing one of his victims is something I never considered. Interesting! I simply suspended my disbelief on the whistle, as well as yelled at my TV to tell Jae-yi to use the friggin' thing a lot sooner than she did. Why bother wearing it if you won't use it? And I hope they remember 1988 PKH soon and start looking into his case again.

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YESSS!! She should blown the whistle sooner!!

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I think he still isn't really sure that Jae-yi is his daughter but he sees the possibilty of that happening, that old lady told him that she always wore the whistle around her neck and would use it when she was in danger, so when he heard the whistle at that moment and saw it with her he couldn't help but think that she could really be her!

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My thoughts exactly and ever since he came through the tunnel there is no such thing as a coincidence. Therefore a girl wearing a whistle with a similar chain and around the age of his daughter cannot be a coincidence.

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I agree that the recognition-by-whistle thing bugged me too. There's no way a generic whistle could mean the girl is Yeon Ho. Maybe if there was something special about the chain or string or like you say, initials on it, it would be more convincing.

It was just a very long shot that paid off, ... and maybe I can just roll with it partly because Kwang Ho has now already accepted that he's meant to be in 2016 to meet people of 30 years ago... so maybe why not his daughter as well, probably? ?

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Because of KJ's recognition of the generic whistle, I wasn't able to connect fully with the moment. I agree with you. How can he assume the whistle to be the same one YS gave him, no matter how similar it looks? There must be a million on sale out there. Had SJ told him the truth about JY's parentage, I might have felt more emotions at the reunion.

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Strangely the whistle didn't bugged me as much as other things.

Who in this day wears a whistle on a chain round the neck? We have more modern array of alarms which are louder and do not need to be blown. But I think it's really because the whistle means a great deal to Kwang Ho and one which he immediately associates with Yeon Sook. Then the recollection of the landlady about the child wearing a whistle sealed it.

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I think episode 8 alludes to the fact that he witnessed the murder of Sun Jae's mom. How else could he know her dying words since its been shown he wasn't the killer.
I think he and Dr. Mok knew each other back then, if only briefly. perhaps Ho Young even viewed him as a mentor of sorts. Ho Young was already killing animals and yes I agree this could have motivated him to graduate to humans but he was hospitalized for a long time delaying this.
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I don't think there's a need to convince kwang ho that it is the same whistle her wife gave. The whistle only played the part of being a trigger to his emotions. Although it's been 30 years, it was only a month or two for kwang ho so he can still remember how it looks like and he knew ( because they searched for her in the past episodes) that her daughter have this whistle that she always blow whenever she needs help. So I guess that's enough for kwang ho to suspect and atleast ask Jae Yi if she is Yeon Oh and there.. she can confirm it.

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About the Present Kwang Ho it will be revealed in episode 12 I think? Maybe The real Park Kwang Ho became a witnessed too that's why he was being chased.

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Does anybody know the reason why Dr. Mok stops killing for 30 years (at least before the 7th and 8th victim)? And who was he talking about when he said that "i'm only responding to your game"? JHY? But JHY had nothing to do with Kim Young Ja's (5 dot victim) death..

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I feel Dr Mok was talking about God, not Jung.

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'Run Daddy! Run!!'
That's what I was screaming for whole final 10 minutes! ~phew~ And finally..finally He Knows! What an episode!
You know it's remarkable how while we all know the obvious..Tunnel still manages to rush our adrenaline high! Bravo for that!!~slow claps~
Ah..also I wonder now that Sunjae knows too..will he go Jondae on Kwangho? You know..a man shows up from past who is 60+ but looks 30? Banmal could be Ok! But if that said man is the father of the girl you like?? Hmm...now that's a different story! Hehe..
Can't wait for the next episode!

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Dear Oosiee, I think this show is so satisfying even if the plot twists can be seen miles before is because more than a thriller, it is an excellent character driven show. When I saw what JY had almost done to herself, I wanted to give her a "lepe": a strong blow with the palm of my open hand to the back of her head... and chew her alive after that.

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Thanks TeriYaki!

Suffice it to say that that ending was so stressful-suspenseful that I had to fast forward it.

Like the commenters here, I'm flabbergasted that a smart girl like Jae Yi could choose to do something so foolish. My only consideration for her is that perhaps she felt guilt after Kwang Ho's reprimand and took it upon herself to make amends... but still, in what universe of good sense did she expect to do to save herself and prevent future killings, when faced with a successful killer while she's entirely alone, without backup and without weapons?

This just felt so preposterous it took me out of the show in a fit of peeve. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Haha...your emojis said it all ?

I can't believe this kind of lapse can still happen in dramas these days. Even if they felt compelled to write such a scene, couldn't they spare some effort in making it work by offering good reasons why Jae Yi ended up alone without any backup or escape plan?

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So true... which where and when the phrase, 'lazy writing' comes to mind. ?

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And she even switched off her cell phone to make it even more preposterous.
Do women in Korea normally walk alone at night in dark deserted areas? The whole thing was farcical really, even Ho Young should have suspected a trap

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Honesty, seeing her expression when the cab driver stopped his car, I dont think our resident smart girl actually think that far.
I dunno what kind of meeting she had in her mind but that agassi certainly is not street smart.

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@ TeriYaki, thank you for the recap! While the show is lopsided on balancing its reveals and hints to those reveals, this show is still the one I wait for every week with much impatience. In a way, I'm *sort of* glad that it doesn't do hints and reveals well, because I don't know if I'd handle the intensity at all otherwise! The four main characters and the actors/actresses playing them are fantastic!

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with Dr. Mok I do believe that he is killing again because he doesn't want his work to be credited to someone else or maybe it's just cos he is angry.... although I don't know why he is trying to let the cops know that there are two killers....does that even make sense guys??? cos now is the time he can get away with it,does he wanna get caught please tell me

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OMG, the end gave me chills, well done Tunnel, well done. That is how you end an episode.

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That ending is not a cliff hanger at all but my emotions just literally swept away. Instead of a preview which is what I'm eagerly expecting, they replay all the JaeYi- KwangHo interaction and it just adds on to my feels. Seriously, show. Stop playing with my emotions *cries*

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Well Daddy’s mystery little girl is a mystery no longer and just like her Daddy, she wore a whistle on her neck lol

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I think Dr. Mok just can't let his murders be thought to be without a reason. There is clearly a very clear psychosis to his actions, and he thinks his actions justified. However, it is unclear whether anyone else BUT the doctor will find what those women did (whatever it may be) to be a sin. It makes me really excited to find out what that is. Clearly, it's more than simply wearing skirts.
Things got really exciting, although I have NO idea what Jae Yi's plan was.... get him to attack you... and then what? No one knows where you are and you don't appear to have a weapon...

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This episode was so intense! But I realized something. Jae-yi is JUST like her dad man...

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I think it's so interesting how this show's mysteries have solutions that are generally quite obvious to the audience (Sun-jae and Jae-yi's identities, Dr. Mok possibly being the killer) but we still get a stunning emotion shock that makes up for it. Yeah, we all knew Sun-jae was going to be that baby but that didn't take away from the emotions of that reveal. It's nice that we still get a rewarding emotional experience despite the lack of mystery.

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This drama isn't as twisty-turny as I thought it would be. But the writer definitely have a great sense of timing for every revelation. And no matter how obvious the mystery plot was, it never lack that particular emotional punch. And that what makes it so satisfying despite the lack of mystery.

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About jy no back up feel weird tough, the next episode she must explain why'd she do that......but seeing kh panic jaeyi might be dead and then more panic that she is yonho....oh my. Poor guy

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I love this show and look forward to it every week but I need to say something about forensic and police procedure errors.

In episode 10: touching the victim with bare hands - check. Touching the victim's possessions with bare hands - check. Why oh why are we seeing this in a show written in 2017? This is CSI 101 stuff! How could the writers not KNOW this. Argh!

Jae-Yi using herself as bait with NO backup. That makes no sense based on what we have seen of her character, education and profession.

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At first, it was always Kwang Ho touching the victims bare-handed. I understood why. He was still used to his methods back in the '80s. But now I replayed the crime scene and both KH and Sun Jae touched the victims without gloves on. -_- Ugh, they really need to stop doing that.

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I was slow clapping this show all throughout the last 10 minutes. They were just beautiful. Kwang-Ho & Jae-Yi had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Glad Jae-Yi is okay but seriously, her plan wasn't thought through at all. Did she think she could just walk up to him and discuss his murders or something?

I love this show & its the only drama i am watching at the moment. Can't wait for it to air every week. I will miss it when it's done.

Thanks for the recap!

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I'm wondering how it will be when and if Kwang Ho goes back to his time. He's so focused on returning to Yeon Sook he's not thinking about those who will be left in the future... but here's where I'm kind of curious as to how that will work if he returns to the past will the future change change or will it be like a parallel world where they remember Kwang Ho and everything that happened.

Also I'm guessing that our killer from the past didn't time travel with Kwang Ho since Dr. Mok is old looking unless he was already older when he walked through the tunnel to the future.

I'm also curious as to how Kwang Ho and Sun Jae will react to Jae Yi being Yeon Ho, will they bring her into the time traveling loop or will they keep it a secret? I do believe this is the longest comment I've ever written!?

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The level of Makjang in this episode surprises me, maybe because I expected more from this writer whose many twists and turns of the plot kept me, a jaded viewer, at the edge of my seat and blew me away.

Now coincidences replace old fashioned detective grunt work? Smh. Jae yi just happens to set herself up as bait for a serial killer without informing the police or having any backup plan (such as mace or a gun for instance?). For such a smart professor that was incredibly and inexcusably stupid. Someone needs to remind her that when you set bait to catch fish, you also need a fishing line to reel in the fish. So who was supposed to rescue her when the serial killer was choking the life out of her, when she didn't bother informing the police or anyone of her plans? It's fortunate for her that the coroner informed the police on her behalf. (Crises of conscience?)

And then her father, Kwang ho, just happens to recognize a whistle which was abandoned thirty years ago on her neck? Which begs the question why it would still be in such good condition and easily recognizable after so many years. There were no initials on the whistle and it looked pretty generic to me, the viewer.

I just wish the big reveal could have happened more realistically and more organically. I still love the drama, but I'm exasperated at the recent turn of events. Even the reveal of the second serial killer was done in such a clumsy way. Show vs. tell, anyone?

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Honestly I was put off by JY's stupidity, KH and SJ's unprofessional ways of handling crime scene matters, and the police's inability to make up a decent plan to trap a criminal. But I'm still watching this til the end because it's one of the two watchable series this season.

This show started really strong but just like every drama, the quality is going down as the number of episodes increase. Sigh. I hope the writer won't be so lazy with his/her plots. Some seem forced, at first I was willing to let it go (like Sun Jae's random confession in the rainy day episode) but some I just can't. Yeah, just because a woman is wearing a whistle chain around her neck means she's KH's daughter. Jeeeeeez. I hope she won't deny being Yeon Ho or I will slap her 100x. I don't need more bs.

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Regardless of how intellectual and learned Jae Yi is, she is obviously someone who is hardly in touch with her feelings. Probably after her mother's death, she had stopped keeping tab on her heart. That's why she couldn't speak when her foster parents died in the fire, and didn't react much when Kwang Ho found a fire in her kitchen. Also the time when she held the blade of the knife, she didn't even flinch in pain.

Poor girl.

I agree with some of you who mentioned that she is slowly showing more human emotions as she has more interactions with Sun Jae and Kwang Ho.

But Kwang Ho's words really did shock her and lead her to think of what she had yet thought of: the victims, future potential victims, and the surviving families and friends of the victims.

I think she really felt like she has the duty to prevent the death of the next civilian victim (though she is also a civilian) by setting herself up as the bait. She is most likely able to lure Jung Ho Young out because he was already acquainted with and interested in her.

In terms of not getting any back up or bringing any self-defense tools, most likely she didn't see herself as a flesh-and-blood being that might die too,or that she didn't even feel concerned about herself. As a lady who is always prim and proper, clean and tidy in her dressing, she even allowed her student to throw nail polish at her WHITE blouse, without feeling aghast or yucks! or a woeful lament of "how I am going to clean this!"

In a way, she is like a r.o.b.o.t. , only able to understand feelings in paper and psychological terms, not what SHE has or can experienced.

It is only when she came to and realized that personal death is looming right in front of her in the shape of JHY that she finally get in touch with her survival instinct and TERROR spelt in capital letters. Her terrified expression is the MOST expressive and human display of emotion she has shown in the past 10 episodes.

This must be a moment of rude shock when she finally realized with a big shock that "I fear death", "I can feel emotions", "I can feel terror", "I can tell that I REALLY want to live".

And the surprise of someone searching for Yeon Ho, and the shock of surviving a terrifying near-death experience only to wake up to someone calling her Yeon Ho, will only help make her become ...... a real girl.

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I am so in love with this drama. Like what Beanies said, although things happened in drama can be seen miles away, its the emotional punch that makes it so satisfying despite the revelation.

However, there are few points that makes me wondering
1. Let say Dr Mok is a time traveler, why his time travelling is different than Kwang Ho (if he is a time traveler)? In earlier episodes, it was shown that Dr Mok is our resident expert in autopsies and Sung Jae seems to know Dr Mok since a long time ago, so it kinda weird and confusing to have different types of time travelling for Kwang Ho and Dr Mok, if that is true.

2. If Dr Mok is not a time traveler, why did he stop killing for 30 years? Did his killing desire turn dormant after he knocked off Kwang Ho in the tunnel?

All these questions, I really hope it will be answered by the writer. I sorta dont trust the writer, and I really hope for a satisfying answers and ending. For this drama, only time will tell.

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Again, no surprises for us as viewers, but I still got chills at the reveal.
I'm another who thinks it was incredibly dumb for JY to go alone with no back up and no back up plan. That seems out of character for someone supposedly so smart.
Overall, though, incredible episode. I'm getting anxious to know whether or not KH will be able to go back to 1986 or not and catch the killer sooner, preventing these future events . I'm also still curious as to where young KH fit into the storyline. Like why was he searching for the killer and how did he know about the old case? Who is he to them? I'd also like to get to see Ho Young's sister and see what led him down this killer path.

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Like many said before, no new surprises. However, when Jae Yi acted as bait for the killer, I was screaming at my screen. Obviously, she is a clever one but trying to complete this task by herself with no help against a well known serial killer, was not okay. But... Kwang Ho did find her and I love the moment when the show actually uses the whistle for its original purpose and when he finally realizes that she is his daughter. One question though, what is the full criteria for the murders? I understand that they are women who don't have a very good "resume" but it there a more specific target.

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Wow. Just wow again when another secret is out in the open again though viewers knew it way before our lead characters do. Kwang Ho, again delivered his emotional scenes so well.....???

Many ppl has stated how stupid JY was, in being a bait without any backup or not even informing the police about her plan. I guessed that from her 'trauma' from her childhood, she has been living like a cold robot and maybe she thought that she will sacrifice herself to be a bait but when the killer approached her, her innate fright still comes out and graps her even if she thought she has nothing to lose already.

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And she realised that she still want to live after all .......

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Just watched this episode and I'm so angry at the Jae-yi/killer scene.
Did she have a plan? Was she just going to lure a man who has killed others and not have an escape plan? What was the use of the whistle of she ddnt inform the police of her plan? I mean!!!!!
I expected more from her so I'm really mad at the writer of that scene. I had so much hope for the 'bait-capture' plan and I'm served limp noodles. ?????

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Is there a stupider act than luring a serial killer by providing self as bait WITHOUT telling anybody, lest the police ??? What ? You're gonna talk himself out of murdering you ? Reason with him ? Look him in the eyes and ask why he's obsessed with skirts ?

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