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Lookout: Episodes 23-24

It seems like the adage “one step forward, two steps back” is an apt description for Team Lookout’s progress. As our family of misfits grows closer and bonds over their shared tragedies, their enemies weave an even more intricate web made to ensnare them. And since evil runs in the family, Suji is once again faced with the psychopath who killed her daughter — but the only question is, can she prevent the same thing from happening to someone else, or will history repeat itself?

 
EPISODE 23 RECAP

Rewinding to earlier in the day, we see Detective Nam make his way into a wooded area. Suji and Kyung-soo pull up soon after, and Kyung-soo has a tracker on the detective, indicating that he’s not far away. Hoping that his mother might be nearby, Kyung-soo tears out of the car before Suji can stop him.

Detective Nam treks through the woods, coming to a stop at a tree marked with a small white X. Unfortunately, by the time Kyung-soo bounds through the woods after him, Bomi alerts the team that Nam has left. Kyung-soo’s face falls when Bomi adds, “I think he found what he wanted.” Sure enough, as Nam drives away, we see a dirt-covered bag in the backseat.

As night falls, Detective Nam arrives at a river. He loads a giant cinder block into the bag then starts to slowly drag it to the water’s edge. Meanwhile, the Lookout squad has tracked Nam’s location, but Bomi can’t find the van in the dark so Suji and Kyung-soo run through the night, frantically searching.

Just before Nam can dump the bag into the river, he answers (and records) a call from Chief Prosecutor Yoon, catching us up to where we left off in the last episode, with Nam yelling that he tortured and killed people on Yoon’s orders, and Yoon reminding him that he was well rewarded for it. When Nam discloses that Do-han warned him about what Yoon did to Lawyer Oh, Yoon glances up in shock at Do-han, who smirks back at him.

Detective Nam swears that he’s going to look out for himself now, when suddenly, Suji grabs him from behind. The two grapple and Suji knocks Nam onto the bag, sending it into the river. Forced with a quick decision, Suji lets the bag go and tackles Nam. Thankfully, Kyung-soo runs up and drags the bag out before it sinks below the water.

As Kyung-soo pulls the bag back on land, he sees a piece of fabric sticking out. He recognizes it at the scarf he gave his mother, and thinks back to when he’d turned his back on her. Finally accepting that his mother is truly gone, Kyung-soo breaks down.

After handcuffing one gagged Detective Nam inside the police van, Suji calls Soon-ae. She apologizes for the car chase last time they met, but Soon-ae isn’t holding a grudge (aw, besties). Suji says that she’s caught the person behind the missing housewife case (Kyung-soo’s mother) while he was trying to dispose of the body, then reveals that the culprit is none other than their coworker, Detective Nam.

While Soon-ae stutters at the news, Suji asks her friend to please prove that Nam also tried to murder her, hinting that Chief Prosecutor Yoon is the behind the detective. Suji hangs up and looks down sadly at Kyung-soo as he cries over what’s left of his mother.

Back in the prosecutor’s office, Yoon accuses Do-han of pushing Detective Nam into action. Do-han watches smugly as Yoon puts the pieces together, deducing that the younger prosecutor set him up. He points out that a mere phone call record isn’t enough to implicate him, but at Do-han’s continued silence, Yoon realizes that he must have recorded the conversation.

Do-han breaks into a grin and says, “You realized it too late.” Nearly cooing with triumph, he softly tells Yoon that the police are currently on their way to arrest Nam, and that they’ll find a record of his and Yoon’s conversation in the detective’s phone. Do-han muses that Yoon can probably destroy the evidence, but once the media finds out that a police detective committed murder, even the great Chief Prosecutor Yoon won’t be able to bury it without raising suspicion.

Taking a breath, Yoon guesses, “It was you. You hid your identity and approached me with a plan.” Do-han suddenly breaks into this silent, crazed laughter. With a mirthless grin and maniacal chuckle, Do-han stares intensely at his mortal enemy and whispers the words he’s been holding back for so long: “Yes. I am Lee Shin-hyuk’s son.”

Yoon stares, and Do-han’s borderline psychotic expression fades back to normal. Well, I’m a bit creeped out.

Soon-ae and the calvary arrive at the river to find the restrained Detective Nam. Jin-ki locates Nam’s bag next to the van and opens it to find… oh man, that’s a skeleton, isn’t it?

Not far off, Suji and Kyung-soo watch the police arrest Detective Nam. Kyung-soo wonders if this means his mother can finally be at peace, and Suji tells him that she’s sure his mother would be grateful that her son never gave up.

Detective Nam is brought in for interrogation, but it’s not going so well. When Soon-ae admonishes him to show some dignity as a detective and cooperate, Nam just tells her to focus on finding Suji.

Getting right up in his face, Soon-ae whipsers, “Why? Are you that sad you couldn’t kill her the last time?” Nam’s gaze flickers at that, and Soon-ae warns that she won’t let things go this time around. Oh, damn. Soon-ae be badass.

Soon-ae joins Do-han as he watches the interrogation. She’s frustrated at the detective’s silence, but Do-han suggests that Nam is keeping quiet in the hopes that whoever is backing him will help. Soon-ae asks if Do-han has any idea who that is, but Do-han just hints that there should be call records between Nam and whoever he worked with.

Yoon stares out his window and thinks back to Do-han’s threat that Nam’s phone (and recorded conversations) will soon be found. Coming to a decision, Yoon calls someone he greets as “Supreme Court Justice” and asks for help, saying that Lee Shin-hyuk’s case “might become an issue again.”

At Lookout HQ, Kyung-soo hesitates over a phone when Bomi comes up to him. Still angry at her, Kyung-soo brushes her off, but Bomi guesses that he hasn’t been able to tell his father and brother about his mother yet. Kyung-soo brushes it off, saying that the police will tell them soon, and that he hasn’t been close with his family since he ran away from home.

Bomi insists, “But you still can meet your family if you try to.” Kyung-soo looks up at that, and Bomi adds that his mother finally came home after ten years: “Are you going to let her see how her family has scattered away?” She reaches out to grip his shoulder encouragingly, then leaves. Picking up his phone, Kyung-soo finally calls his father and tells him, “I found Mom.”

At his home, Yoon greets the mysterious supreme court justice and tells him that the body of a witness to Lee Shin-hyuk’s trial has been found, adding that if this murder is investigated, people will learn that Shin-hyuk’s spy case was a lie.

The man looks distinctly worried at this news, and Yoon warns him, “Then people will find out you were wrong when you declared Lee Shin-hyuk a spy as the supreme court justice who oversaw the case.” Oooh, so he’s the judge from Do-han’s father’s case.

After revealing his identity to Yoon, Do-han is finally able to visit his father in the hospital. The priest is worried about Yoon knowing the truth, but Do-han promises that the chief prosecutor can’t retaliate without his past cases coming to light.

The priest asks if Do-han has all the witnesses. Do-han tells him he does, and all he has to do now is arrest Chief Prosecutor Yoon. Do-han thanks his brother for helping, and the priest leaves to give him some privacy. Do-han stands above his father’s bed looks down on his sleeping father, then reaches out to hold his hand, smiling slightly.

Meanwhile, the supreme court justice sighs to Yoon that the sentencing on Lee Shin-hyuk’s case was a mistake, but Yoon points out that he still didn’t hesitate to cover it up. Yoon asks if he is ready for not only the whole world, but also his son to find out the truth. Apparently, the supreme court justice is not, as he asks Yoon what he needs. “Defend me,” Yoon answers.

Do-han trudges his way home when Suji texts to ask what happened with Detective Nam. Do-han immediately calls her to say that things are going according to plan and the police will check the phone soon. Suji asks about his father, and Do-han smiles as he admits that he just visited him.

Suji says that Yoon may still have other people working for him, but Do-han isn’t worried, adding, “Now I can go back to being my dad’s son.” He promises that he’ll catch Yoon and find out the truth behind what really happened to Yoo-na: “After that, I’ll make up for what I did to you two and accept legal punishment.” With a final assurance that it won’t be long now, Do-han hangs up.

The next day, Eun-joong is interviewed by Prosecutor Park, who chastises him for doing something so foolish as passing on information to a fugitive. Eun-joong answers, “I don’t want to hear that from you.” Touché.

Prosecutor Park argues that Eun-joong should at least care about how his father will feel about this, but Eun-joong isn’t worried since he didn’t tell his dad. Except, it seems that Park has already informed this mysterious father figure.

Then who should walk in, but the supreme court justice (even though he’s since retired, we’ll call him Justice Kim, because everyone else still is) who has been meeting with Yoon. Eun-joong greets him as his father, and Justice Kim tells his son that he’s here to be his lawyer.

At the precinct, Do-han, Soon-ae, and Jin-ki discuss Detective Nam’s phone. They found the call record between Nam and Chief Prosecutor Yoon, but that doesn’t prove much. Do-han subtly hints that they should check the phone for emails, messages… recorded conversations, perhaps.

Soon-ae says they were able to find a huge file of recorded messages, but they’re password protected. Jin-ki chimes in to add that with its sixteen digit code, the password could take the cyber team over a year to break. Do-han’s expression just about says it all.

Justice Kim meets with Detective Nam, introducing himself as his lawyer. Nam asks if “he” sent him, and Justice Kim cryptically answers, “If you want help, show the appropriate attitude.” Message delivered, he leaves Nam alone to consider.

Kyung-soo is getting ready for his mother’s funeral. Suji joins him, helping him with his tie and apologizing that she and Bomi can’t go with him. Kyung-soo reassures her that it’s enough that she helped him find his mom.

Detective Nam gets yet another visitor, and this time, it’s Do-han. Getting right to the point, Do-han advises Nam that he can’t trust Yoon to help him, since Yoon will never trust him. “Whatever offer he makes, don’t fall for it. He’s leading you to your death,” Do-han says.

Nam asks what Do-han would suggest, then. Do-han immediately tells him to reveal the truth to both the police and the media, which will make it harder for Yoon to get to him.

Detective Nam seems to consider it, but then we cut over to Yoon’s office, where we see Justice Kim hand him a slip of paper, saying it’s the password to Nam’s phone. (Crap.) Justice Kim relates that Nam agreed to their deal, asking what Yoon wants to do with him.

Yoon reveals that Nam has been accepting bribes from club owners and putting the money in his wife’s name. The chief prosecutor remarks that Nam’s wife should be punished too. Yoon instructs Justice Kim, “Tell detective Nam that his child is still young. He’ll know what to do to avoid turning his wife into a criminal.”

Do-han attends the memorial for Kyung-soo’s mother, where Kyung-soo stands with his father and brother. Our poor hacker’s eyes nearly pop out of his head to see his boss there, but Do-han merely bows respectfully and leaves.

Kyung-soo catches up with him and immediately dips his head in contrition, saying that he wants to apologize to Do-han on behalf of his mother. Do-han smiles at that and tells Kyung-soo that he doesn’t have to: “Your mother did apologize. She tried to make things right. That’s all I need.”

Do-han adds that he should be the one apologizing, since he should have told Kyung-soo’s family about his mother earlier. Kyung-soo doesn’t seem to hold a grudge, telling Do-han it was enough that he helped him catch his mother’s killer.

At Lookout HQ, Suji glances as the feed from Shi-wan’s hacked phone and stops cold when she sees Se-won (Soon-ae’s daughter) bounding up to Shi-wan. Shi-wan hastily covers his phone, but Suji already saw what she needed to.

Suji drives over to the school just in time to see Shi-wan leaving. Right before he gets in the car, Se-won calls out to him, and he turns to wave at her, smiling. There’s a creepy moment when he looks back at his driver with a blank face, but then he turns back to Se-won, all smiles again.

Suji watches the exchange from afar as her daughter’s killer and her best friend’s daughter wave cheerily at one another.

 
EPISODE 24 RECAP

Worried about her friend’s daughter, Suji risks meeting Se-won at the school. Suji starts to ask if Se-won is close with Shi-wan, but Se-won cuts her off, already guessing what she will say. Se-won admits that she knows both Suji and her mother believe that Shi-wan killed Yoo-na, but the girl passionately argues that there isn’t any proof, adding that Shi-wan is the only person who really understands her.

Suji doesn’t hesitate to reveal that Shi-wan had laughed after Yoo-na died, and that he’d unashamedly told her that everyone else believed his act. Gently, Suji tells Se-won that Shi-wan is not capable of empathy and is just pretending with her. Se-won does seem doubtful for a moment, but then she stubbornly insists that it can’t be true.

After failing to talk Se-won out of staying away from Shi-wan, Suji returns to Lookout HQ and has Bomi search through the previous CCTV footage of Shi-wan at school. Sure enough, they notice him looking directly at the cameras, and Suji realizes that he knows they’re watching him. Now, she worries that Shi-wan reached out to Se-won on purpose.

Justice Kim succeeds in getting Eun-joong released, and they seem quite friendly, though Justice Kim does ask his son if it was worth losing his job. Eun-joong replies that while he used the wrong method, he did what he believed was right – just how his father has lived his life.

Justice Kim bids his son goodbye as he has another “case” to go work on, and Eun-joong eagerly asks if it’s pertaining to his father’s human rights interests. Given Justice Kim’s suddenly shifty looks, I’m guessing it’s not.

Over at the Yoon house, Suji successfully cons her way in by posing as a delivery person with a box for Shi-wan. The housekeeper leads her up to his room, and Suji uses an excuse to give her a few moments of privacy.

Unfortunately, the housekeeper is too good at her job and calls Shi-wan’s mother to confirm if she was expecting a package. Clearly, Mom wasn’t, and she rushes out of the mall she was in.

At the station, Justice Kim visits his client, Detective Nam. Nam is eager to know if Yoon accepted his offer (leniency for his phone password) and wants to reassure his family that he’s all right. Justice Kim ominously asks if Nam has heard from his family in the last few days, then discloses that Nam’s wife is being interrogated for suspicion of bribery.

Detective Nam is stunned, realizing that this is Yoon’s doing. He starts to desperately babble about how he did everything Yoon told him to and wonders what he did wrong, but Justice Kim advises him to think of his family instead.

Suji hurriedly ransacks Shi-wan’s room and finds a portfolio of sketches. Inside is a picture of herself with Yoo-na from the day she picked her daughter up. Immediately below that is a drawing of Yoo-na from Shi-wan’s point of view as he threw her off the roof, complete with his hand pushing her. Suji stares at the picture depicting her daughter’s murder, horrified.

At the precinct, Do-han heads in to visit Detective Nam, but stops when he spies Justice Kim coming from the visiting room. When Do-han calls him, Eun-joong tells him that his father is there working on a case.

Back in Shi-wan’s room, Bomi’s voice snaps Suji out of her shock when Shi-wan’s mom arrives outside. Suji quickly shoves everything back into its place, but pauses to take a picture of the drawing of Yoo-na.

Mom comes bursting into the empty room and instructs the housekeeper to call the police. She starts looking around and spies the portfolio casually leaning against a wall. She opens it and finds the picture her son drew of Yoo-na’s death right on top. She gapes at the picture in horror… but doesn’t really look surprised. Mom immediately zips up the portfolio, and just then, she catches sight of Suji hiding in the corner, watching her.

Suji strides out and grabs Mom from behind, covering her mouth and angrily whispering in her ear, “You weren’t surprised to see the drawings. You knew exactly what your son was like. You covered for him, even knowing what he’s like.” She whips Mom around to face her and warns that Shi-wan will do something terrible again, asking if Mom will continue to pretend that she knows nothing.

Mom shoves Suji away and gets a rather psychotic gleam of her own, yelling that no matter what Suji says, Shi-wan is still her only son, and she’d kill Suji if anything happened to him. Bomi chimes in to warn Suji of an approaching police car, and our vigilante beats a hasty exit.

A bustle of sudden activity at the police station has Do-han following a group of paramedics toward the jail cells, and he gapes to see them carting out the body of Detective Nam. As Do-han stares, we hear a breaking news report that the detective hung himself.

Yoon is watching the news when his wife calls him about Suji’s break-in. He returns home, where Shi-wan and his mother stand amongst a slew of men who are combing for planted recording devices. Mom flashes back to Suji’s warning that her son will try “do something” again soon.

One of the men gets too close to a a giant blank canvas, and Shi-wan snaps at him to leave it alone. Mom asks when Shi-wan is going to fill the picture with something, and Shi-wan creepily gazes at the blank space, saying that he’ll fill it soon.

Soon-ae calls Eun-joong at his home to report that Detective Nam died, leaving behind only a note apologizing to his family. Eun-joong can’t believe that he’d suddenly kill himself. When Soon-ae tells him that the last person Nam spoke to was his lawyer, Justice Kim, Eun-joong’s face falls.

Eun-joong hesitantly joins his father on the couch and asks if Detective Nam was his client. Justice Kim goes still, and Eun-joong asks how he knew the detective. His father merely replies that an acquaintance asked for his help, then abruptly heads to bed, leaving Eun-joong looking lost.

Yoon meets with Lawyer Oh and tries to mend their burned bridge. He reveals that they were both fooled by Do-han, but Oh seems more focused on Yoon betraying him simply because of a rumor. Yoon insists that Do-han has a grudge against him, but Oh just notes that this must be Do-han exacting his revenge.

Lawyer Oh flashes back to a recent dinner he’d had with Do-han, when his former protégé had warned him that Yoon would soon come seeking amends. Do-han had counseled him against it, pointing out that Yoon’s most loyal henchman, Detective Nam, died after trying to negotiate with Yoon.

Returning to the present, Lawyer Oh tells Yoon that an apology isn’t enough, so Yoon asks how he can make up for it. We don’t hear Oh’s answer.

Do-han calls Suji that night to tell her about Detective Nam, and she shares tells him about the drawing she found in Shi-wan’s room. Suji sighs that just the picture won’t be enough, but Do-han encourages her to keep collecting evidence so the truth can be revealed.

They’re both silent for a moment until Do-han reminds her that the hearing is tomorrow. He tells Suji that she should watch it live, saying that there is something she needs to know. When Suji asks what it is, Do-han heavily answers that she’ll find out tomorrow.

Kyung-soo hauls himself back to the Lookout HQ, completely exhausted from his mother’s memorial. Half asleep, he stumbles over to his darkened bed and flops down. Barely five seconds later, there’s a cacophony of girlish squeals from both Kyung-soo and Bomi as they each leap up, Bomi lunging for the light while Kyung-soo hyperventilates.

Bomi glares daggers at Kyung-soo, who she says knew very well that she would be sleeping there. In turn, Kyung-soo calms down enough to explain that he hasn’t slept in days and wasn’t thinking straight. Bomi warms slightly at that, chiding at him for not taking any naps. She asks if he sent his mom off well, and Kyung-soo answers that he hopes she’s finally found peace.

An awkward silence ensues and then they each try to offer the bed to the other. Kyung-soo insists that she stay in the bed and starts to walk off, but Bomi reaches out and grabs his hand. She tells him that he needs a good rest after everything, and Kyung-soo gazes back down at her, smiling slightly.

Night passes into day, and Suji heads over to Bomi’s bed to ask if she’s seen Kyung-soo, then stops and stares, gobsmacked, at both Kyung-soo and Bomi sleeping (fully clothed) next to each other. Heh, Suji totally starts to smile, then puts on a disapproving parent glare and yells at the two of them to wake up.

The two young adults wake up, groggily smiling and completely unfazed by Suji’s glowering. Suji reminds the two that they previously couldn’t stand one another, and Bomi agrees. “He is an idiot. But he’s sweet,” Bomi says.

And heh, Kyung-soo actually nods along, all Yup, whatever she says. He then gives his two cents that Bomi can be rather nasty, “But she’s pretty, so it’s fine.”

Suji just shakes her head at both of them and wanders off, leaving the two to giggle adorably at one another. Kyung-soo then leans in close to Bomi and asks her to come with him somewhere later.

That “somewhere” turns out to be a realtor’s office, and Kyung-soo asks her opinion on a three bedroom house he’s looking to rent. Bomi asks a bunch of savvy questions to the realtor, prompting the woman to compliment Kyung-soo on his girlfriend. (Aww!) The two give each other the cutest look, and Kyung-soo signs the paper to rent the place.

Once they’re out of the office, Bomi coyly tells Kyung-soo that she’s not planning to get married until she’s thirty. Kyung-soo is confused for a moment, then clarifies that the house is for himself and his father and brother. At Bomi’s embarrassed face, he leans in close to ask if she thought the house was for the two of them.

Bomi calls him crazy and stomps off, but Kyung-soo just grins and calls out that he’ll get her something better. The two then head to an toy crane game, and Kyung-soo shows off some mad toy wrangling skills, winning stuffed toy after stuffed toy while Bomi cheers. By the time they leave, she’s holding so many that you can’t even see her face.

Suji’s words of warning seem to have made at least some impact with Se-won, as the girl hesitantly confronts Shi-wan to ask if he really didn’t kill Yoo-na. Immediately able to tell that Suji talked to Se-won, he tells Se-won that they should keep their friendship a secret from the adults, since they wouldn’t understand.

Se-won agrees, but she does note that Shi-wan never answered her question. She asks him point-blank, “Did you kill Yoo-na?” Shi-wan hesitates a moment before he smiles and replies, “No.” To her credit, Se-won doesn’t look like she entirely believes him. Then, when Soon-ae calls later, Se-won promises that she’s going to listen to her mom and Suji and stay away from Shi-wan.

However, as soon as she hangs up, Shi-wan runs up to her. She smiles, and the two of them leave together. Suji watches the two exit the school entrance, and as Se-won chatters happily next to him, we hear Shi-wan think, “Are you watching? Watch all you want. You can’t stop anything, just like you couldn’t last time.” (*Shiver*)

It’s finally time for the attorney general hearing, and Yoon arrives at the courthouse amongst a throng of reporters asking questions about his involvement in Yoo-na’s case and Bomi’s parent’s murders. Yoon smiles slightly and smoothly responds that he will answer their questions as best as he can during the hearing.

Meanwhile, Do-han tells someone over the phone that he was only able to provide two of the three witnesses he promised. But his call is suddenly interrupted when two detectives march into his office with a warrant to arrest him on charges of forgery.

The detectives move forward to handcuff him, and Do-han starts laughing at this new twist. But when the laughter fades, Do-han looks worried.

 
COMMENTS

Wow. Do-han just cannot catch a break. To be fair, his assumption of victory throughout the episode was giving me a bad vibe, especially since Yoon is someone you really should never turn your back on. I admit I was surprised at how soon Do-han showed his hand after Detective Nam’s capture, and I fear that it’s about to come back around to bite him. I’m not disappointed though, because it really would have been too easy if this all-important hearing was really the end of things, especially when the villain is someone as crafty at the chief prosecutor. It makes complete sense that he would have other people he could twist to this side, and who better than the judge who presided over Do-han’s father’s trial?

It seems a little too much of a coincidence that Justice Kim just happened to also be Eun-joong father, so I’m wondering if maybe Do-han factored this into his plans after all, but I’ve come to realize that any time I speculate about the direction this show will go, it manages to still surprise me. Case in point: Eun-joong. I’m so relieved that he didn’t go to the dark side, since I am loving the reluctant camaraderie between him and Do-han. This new twist does mean that he’s going to be facing some hard questions now that his father has sided with the Master Of All Evil. That’s going to hurt so much when the truth comes out, and Eun-joong will really have to test his belief that the law means treating everyone the same, whether they’re your enemy or family.

Now that we’re heading into our final two weeks, I’m really ready to see the whole Yoon family go up in flames. I sympathized a bit with Shi-wan’s mom when I thought she was just guessing at her son’s true nature, but there’s no longer any doubt that she knows exactly what kind of monster she’s raising. Shi-wan especially needs to go, if for no other reason than to keep Soon-ae’s daughter from becoming another Yoo-na.

I am curious about how this is going to play out though, because given Shi-wan’s brilliant (but twisted) mind, he could conceivably succeed in throwing more wrenches in Do-han rapidly unraveling plans. Or, he could slip up, prove that he still is just a teenager, and get caught by Suji. At this point, he may be either the final nail in his father’s coffin, or the unforeseen wind the knocks down Do-han’s carefully crafted revenge scheme.

All the cloak and dagger business aside, I’m having the best time watching Kyung-soo and Bomi. In spite of the crazy revenge scheme happening around them, Bomi and Kyung-soo’s relationship has a very natural and honest feel to it that I think is in large part due to the actors. I really have to tip my hat off to Key, because while I expected Kim Seul-gi to be brilliant, I think he is just owning Kyung-soo completely. Even if everything else is going belly-up, as long as I can watch Kyung-soo win stuffed animals for Bomi, I’m good.

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Wow this epi frustrated me a little : Se Won trusting Shi Wan, accomplice of CP Yoon is EJ's dad and DH being arrested !!

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I'm curious about Shi-wan motives that drives him doing nasty things, what turns him pyscho? The boy has everything to be called perfect.

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I hope that the drama would address this issue properly. As to his motives and why is he so obsessed in killing single-mum detectives' daughters?

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Me too! I really want to know why he did that. Also I hope there will be some satisfaction to when he gets caught planning on murdering the other detective's daughter.

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Maybe deluded mom dropped him when he was a baby and dented his brain a bit...

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LOL?

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Hahaha ! You make my day ! ?

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Maybe he is the trained North Korean spy his dad was actually looking for

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This is the first time I've been refreshing DB every so 5 minutes for the last 12 hours just waiting for recap. Lookout I'm rooting for you!

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Same here hahahaXD

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Would someone please explain to me what could possibly be Detective Nam's rationale to dig up a body that had been well-hidden for years in a secluded part of a forest and then to dump it into Han River where has CCTV nearby, I mean other than to propel the plot forward?

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I wonder too. It is really as what villain Yoon was saying to him "I hope that you are not doing anything stupid"....lol

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Hahaha, so it is for developing the stupidity trait of his character. That makes sense.

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I thought maybe he thought people were onto him and he wanted to "dispose" of the bag completely. But it could just be to propel the story, or Detective Nam is really that dumb.

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Yeap, he might be prone to knee-jerk reaction, hence that quick suicidal act...

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If Detective Nam really is really that dumb then it makes it hard for me to believe that the cunning CP Yoon would make Nam his henchman for so long.

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And furthermore he is an experienced cop and not just any other average person.

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yeah i was confused why he was so shaken up about the "housewife returning home" stories if he knew that he had killed her.
i guess he thought the body's hiding place was revealed & with do-han's instigation, felt like he needed to cover himself by moving it to a different location? the river is usually the best place since it washes away any evidence & the location the body was dropped can sometimes be difficult to trace back.

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I was really confused about that too and your reason is the only reason I could think of too, though he really should have done this years ago.

(and should I be disturbed that I'm probably better at covering up a crime than the murderer Detective Nam?)

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He had to. Fundamental law of the k-drama-verse. Baddies getting caught digging up their victims is just as mandatory as freezing in the middle of the road while the truck bears down on you.
Either that or he just watched Mystery Queen and totally missed the point.

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Yeah, it's kind of like EVERYONE talks to themselves out loud, and NEVER notices the guy in the black cap hiding 4 feet away. Or they answer their phone and ALWAYS face the wall so they cannot see all the bad guys listening. That is why they sell "logic suspense" pills on Amazon :D.

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"Either that or he just watched Mystery Queen and totally missed the point." I laughed so hard I cried. At work. I hope you're proud of yourself.

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The only reason I can think of is that maybe he thought someone else knew - otherwise it makes zero sense at all.

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Uh yesssh 4 episodes to finale I know this madness is about to come. Those aside CAN YOU SEE THE CUTENESS OF THAT SCENE WITH SUJI, KYUNGSOO AND BOMI ASDFGGHLLKJHG. Honestly, at the start of this drama I can't imagine how Suji's gonna live without Yuna, with the way they interact and everything. If there is one thing the trio could actually forgive Dohan for, is that he actually brought three of them together giving them new families :')

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I volunteer! LOL

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I can help too. Lol !

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Hey, as far as I know pianos have done nothing wrong!

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Ok let's change our plan a little n use a toilet bowl instead ! ?

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How about an anvil instead?

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yeah. yuanyi and kevin from 'Classical Musicians react' would go ballistic if they heard about this

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If I could, I would drop the entire New York Philharmonic Orchestra on his head, maybe he'll become normal then.

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As a musician myself, I never knew that I had the capability to correct people's sociopathic tendencies by sitting on their heads! Maybe I will try it on some of my students who seem to exhibit such behaviors.

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Isn't there an old saw about music soothing the savage beast?! ;-)

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A real saw will silence it forever, and it is quicker.

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But a real saw is so messy. ;-)

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I can help with that.

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Whoa, this thread proves that Beanies have Shi-wan level blood thirst. Cheers to murder!

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Well, at least we aren't like him, who go round killing innocent little gals.

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@Jessi Bear,

Hmmm. I'm with Kimbap on this one -- what did the poor piano do to deserve such a fate? I suggest going with the gold standard: a Roadrunner-approved ACME-brand anvil. ;-)

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lol i just love the Lookout Beanies :D this is the best.

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I must add that I'm a little creeped out by DH's borderline crazed smile/half laughing and crying ?

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omo me too! but kudos to Kim Young-kwang for willing to do such creepy expression.

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His unsettling expressions together with his nuclear mushroom cloud hair, Kim Young-kwang might win the scariest looking male lead this year.

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Tats why I've commented before that he can be the next psychotic killer in kdramaland.

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can psychotic killer be the drama lead?

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Yes he can be. E.g. like in Gap Dong and Gal Who Can See Smells.

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I dunno what it says about me that his unsettling expressions and nuclear mushroom cloud hair makes him sexier to me than other rom-com heroes. lol

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"Nuclear mushroom cloud hair" ??? I'm literally crying

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That crazed laughter and wide grin remind me of the Joker in Batman. Though I like KYK, that laugh and smile kinda freaked me out...it seems like he's borderline crazy.
Having said that, i think he's doing a fantastic job. Acting as Do-han is certainly one of his least romantic roles, yet I'm glad that he is willing to try out such a character.

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@crazyahjummafan,

Watching those expressions as they passed across Kim Young-kwang's face was one of my most uncomfortable experiences as a Kdrama viewer. Not only because of the darkness and desolation behind them, but the visceral sense of witnessing a soul self-destructing. I have to hand it to KYK for playing such a dark and twisted character. Now I'll have to go back and watch him in action with the ManDoods in SWEET STRANGER AND ME to offset this brilliant but disturbing role. ;-)

I was ready to jump up and down when Do-han tipped his hand to the Chief Prosecutor, too. Never, ever, count your chickens before they've hatched. It just kills me to think that after decades of plotting and biding his time, Do-han may have become impatient and blown his chances of bringing Yoon to justice. Tell me it ain't so!

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"I need to knead dough" is his sexiest line everrrr ?

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His half nake scene when he was changing his shirt in his room and reveal his tattoo aS sexy as well.

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I was indifferent to KYK before. Didn't hate him, but didn't take much notice of him either. Watched White Christmas, where he was a green actor amongst a bunch of green actors, and Gohu's Starry Night, where he was the archetypal tsundere male lead. Handsome and all, but the role was basically paint-by-numbers rom-com hero.

But he's really in his element playing the anti-hero. I dunno what it is about his acting, but he brings a meanness and viciousness to his characters that makes his straddling the fine line between good and evil so convincing. It could be that his built and height make him more menacing and predatory. Or some of his real-life personality traits. Who knows. But he's been a revelation here and he dominates the screen. He must be enjoying acting the heck out of this role.

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Agree so much! The way his face contoredt like that was beautifully grotesque. Behind that smile was the pain he endured - from watching his dad be wrongfully accused and tortured, from additional tragedies resulting from that, and from forcing himself to smile and act subservient to the people who did this to this father. It's almost like he was broken and trying to put the pieces together and getting it all wrong.

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It would be interesting to see him in a sageuk, preferably pre-Joseon, with lots of hacking and slashing.

On the other hand, I miss his outrageous flirting from earlier episodes. It was really entertaining. ;-)

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“He is an idiot. But he’s sweet,” Bomi says.

Me: uh oh~~~

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“He is an idiot. But he’s sweet,”
“But she’s pretty, so it’s fine.”
What girls care about; then what men care about. Ultimate secrets of the universe revealed.

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I thought the secret was "he is an idiot. But he's rich" and now we also know that this secret is evolving to be "he is an idiot, But he's rich. And he might be president someday."

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Well he could be some CEO of some cyber company. Who knows. Since he is good at hacking and whatsoever.

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Ah, poor Eun-joong also can get a break, now he will have to choose between his dad and Soo-ji.
Loved how Soo-ji and Do-han so natutally keep each other updated, just like regular phone calls after a day of work. Makes me sadder waiting for the doom that's coming...
And Detective Nam, died just like that, duh. Am hoping he at least somehow manage to pass the recording to Do-han as some sort of payback from the grave.
So guess Bo-mi + Kyung-soo is official now ?

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And Detective Nam, died just like that, duh. Am hoping he at least somehow manage to pass the recording to Do-han as some sort of payback from the grave.

I can't seriously believe that Suji and Kyung-soo passed up an opportunity to clone Detective Nam's phone and pull a copy of all the encrypted files on it before calling in the cavalry to arrest him with the grisly remains. Kyung-soo could then start hacking the password with his Bulgarian buddies and their botnet of hijacked Crays. (Okay, so I got carried away there for a moment.) Um, wouldn't Nam's phone's contents be backed up on the cloud somewhere -- or maybe on a PC or external drive as insurance?

At any rate, I'd think that part of Do-han's game plan would involve (1) obtaining / preserving copies of Nam's phone call audio files, and (2) securing proof that Yoon attempted to destroy evidence on Nam's phone -- while preventing him from actually doing so. All the while lulling him into a false sense that he succeeded.

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I sometimes think our ideas are even better than the writer's. Writers should just read the viewers' comments when they are stuck with the storyline.
On the other hand, I am afraid that the writer didn't think of this and I am just having empty hopes here...

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Thats why I've said before that DH and the Lookout team relax too soon and they are too overly confident that Yoon would be trapped by them in this way.

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It's possible that we might see phone-fu in flashback. One can always hope. ;-)

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It's here it's here, thanks for the recap. Bomi and Kyungsoo are the lighthouse in the darkness of this drama. I need to go watch this episode again. If Kim Young-kwang doesn't get at least a nom for this role I will be angry.

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I feel too , that DH is too early to reveal his real identity too soon. Is he so sure that CP Yoon would go down so easily just becos of Detective Nam? Did he not know that the judge for his dad's spy case is EJ's dad ? It never occur to him that Yoon might have other accomplices/higher up to help him/back him up ??? After so many years of using another identity and under a fake personale, I can't believe that he is suddenly kinda laxed in his revenge plan now.

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In this drama people don't seem to value extensive background checks. CP Yoon should have done one immediately when considering taking DH into his inner circle, and it seemed pretty weird that DH did not know that about EJ's father. Did DH even know EJ's father was a high-positioned judge?

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Was surprised too, as @candidclown remarked, he show his hand so early. Am guessing he is placing his bet that Yoon Sr. won't say anything due to his hearing, coz bringing Lee Shin-hyuk's case into the light is like dragging Yoon's reputation through the mud.
On the other hand, he was saying things about witnesses. Plus he always planned to do a retrial for his dad. Could it be then, it's Yoon that walked into Do-han's trap?
Or it might be just me thinking to highly of Do-han's brain. Plus, not sure what to do now Det. Nam dead. Ok yeah, this is a frustating episode ?

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Agree! There are definitely plot holes. And Soonae, didn't Suji tell her it was probably Yoon behind Detective Nam? Then when she talks to Dohan, she asked who could it be?! I wasn't sure if she was really clueless, forgot what Suji just told her or if she was trying to get Dohan to say it...but leaning more towards clueless as she also didn't seem to know who Eunjoong's dad was when she told him the name...she is police so I guess she probably wouldn't know, but yes, Dohan knew who Eunjoong's dad is as he kept referring to him when taunting Eunjoong...maybe he truly believed Justice Kim was only being led by Yoon?! Or is there a twist? I just don't know anymore but feel like these last episodes were not as polished as the previous ones.

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Yeah Se Won's mother is supposed to be Suji's senior but she is like so clueless and underutilized here as a senior cop. I hate this too.

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I haven't cried with this drama since Suji broke down for her daughter, and I cried again with Kyungsoo. My heart broke for him. He desperately wanted to see her again and he didn't find her how he wanted to. I'm glad Bomi talked to him and made him realize that he still has his father and brother. They're relationship is so cute and the bed scene was so innocent and adorable, poor Suji felt blind sided. And their small date!! I love this couple.

Shi-wan's mother angered me so much. I felt like she had a hunch that her son was a certain way and she was in denial about it, but she absolutely knows what a monster he is and she goes to the lengths to protect him. She's enabling him, and not only is she putting others in danger but herself as well. What if one day he decides to kill her instead? Kid's a monster. I hope her son and her husband are both locked up. On some level I felt bad that she has such a horrible family, but she's done nothing to stop it either.

I knew something was going to happen, it felt too easy and ofc Do-Han got arrested. I wonder how he'll get out or what's going to happen with him and the rest of the team. I need to know like now.

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I was so annoyed and angry that she had the audacity to tell Suji that since Shiwan is her only child, she will protect him at all cost. Er lady...your one and only darling son killed this lady's one and only child!!! How is your son more precious than her daughter? She makes me sick!

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I hate it when kdrama mom's say stuff like that "he's my only child". neglecting that the other child is someone else's precious child too.

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although these are all plotlines throughout many episodes, i felt like the main point of this one was the complicated relationships between children & their parents.

1. as soon as Yoon mentioned Justice Kim's son finding out about his past... i knew it would be Eun-Joong but i didn't see that coming before the line, so i was happy for another plot twist! especially since Justice Kim doesn't seem to be 100% evil?? i hope Eun-Joong spurs him to rectify his mistakes, instead of Eun-Joong having to expose his dad.

2. i literally start skipping through Shi-Wan's scenes with Se-Won because i get so anxious. i can understand being a bratty teenager, but for someone who has enough empathy toward her mom to not tell her about being bullied (she admitted it would only hurt her mother), i don't understand why she hates her mom so much?

3. Shi-Wan's mom... holy shit! my only reprieve was that Suji's words kept echoing in her mind. hopefully the idea that her son will hurt someone else makes her do something about it. she's disgusting.

i feel like everyone knew the other shoe was going to drop after Do-Han revealed the truth of his identity this soon. even at the end of last week, when he started laughing in Yoon's face, i was hoping it was a fake-out & he kept his cover for awhile. i can't believe there's only 2 weeks left!!! this drama hasn't gone down a wrong path for me yet, but i'm wary that everything can be neatly resolved in that time.
the funniest part is that legally, i'm pretty sure every single character on this show should be in jail by the end hahahah.

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"This drama hasn't gone down a wrong path for me yet"
Yes everything about Lookout is perfect from head to toe.
I think 2 weeks left with 8 episodes will be more than enough to reveal everything as I'm pretty sure Do-han has already assembled enough bullets to blow Chief Prosecutor Yoon by now.

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Thanks for the recap CandidClown! Argh! This show! Dohan, I hope there is a twist to his arrest. I hope Oh will be on his side and help him, not Yoon.

Eunjoong--I have no sympathy for him. Saved by his dad because he confessed, probation...if it had been anyone else, like Dohan, I am sure the outcome would have been much harsher! Only shows to prove why Dohan and Suji are fighting on the other side of the law, people like them can't win against people like Yoon, Justice Kim and Eunjoong! I hope Eunjoong redeems himself by actually helping! If he turns to the dark side because of his dad though, I will not be surprised. He is weak! Prove me wrong Eunjoong! Stand for what is right for once and don't hide behind your dad!

I think Dohan was going to expose what he knew of ShiWan and Suji, which is why he told her to watch the hearing live...now that he is arrested, I guess that will have to wait.

Se Won--I guess the saying love is blind applies to her...she will only believe what she wants. Even if she truly believes ShiWan, how could she consider Yuna's potential killer as a love interest! I don't know, even if I didn't know for sure someone is a murderer, out of consideration for my mom's best friend, I would really think twice about going out with him, and not think my mom and her best friend whose daughter was possibly killed by him are just delusional. I guess she is young and naive, what can we say...some people have to learn the hard way, I just hope it's not her mom who ends up dying for her...let's not have another orphan in this show.

Kyungsoo and Bomi, I hope they find happiness together! I hope Dohan's arrest doesn't get them in more trouble!

Ah, almost there! This show has been amazing so far and continues to deliver! I will miss our Lookout team!

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@miselpo,

Now that I think about it, I suspect that there's actually still a method to Do-han's madness -- even as his tipping his hand to Yoon has been giving me a conniption. He may have engineered a nuclear option.

During the phone call right before he was arrested, Do-han said that only two of the three witnesses he'd promised at Yoon's hearing would be present. I think that the missing witness is going to be named -- along with the reason for her inability to testify (i.e., her remains were only just found, and she'd died shortly after testifying in an case conducted 10 years earlier by the candidate for attorney general).

I don't know how it works in real life, but even if Do-han has been arrested, if he is called as a witness to the confirmation hearing, won't he have to testify after all? If he doesn't, wouldn't he be in contempt of court? I bet the police will have to turn him over to testify, and Yoon & Co. will not be able to prevent him. He may have gotten himself arrested as a form of protective custody. (And if anything does happen to him on the way to the hearing, he'll be banking on yet another media circus to keep the spotlight on Yoon.)

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Ah, this show is making us go round and round...but just a couple more days and we will have our answers, I hope!

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For Shi-wan case, I think we need to invite Professor of Criminal Psychology Shin Jae-Yi to profiling his behavioral or he might turned into the next Mo Tae Gu..

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Lol. That was one of the loophole in Tunnel !! ?

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I think I'll remand him to CRIMINAL MINDS! Book him, Lee Joon-gi!

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Awesome ! Can we have a cameo for that please? Lookout + Tunnel. And maybe DH can go through time travel to go back to save Yu Na.

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Seeing Kyung Soo cry hit me right in the feels. He desperately wanted to reunite with his mother and it didn't work out that way he wanted :(

Something i LOVEEE about this show is how each little moment carries importance. Like when Soo Ji helped Kyung Soo get ready it was heartwarming for him to know that he now has a group of people who will always be there for him. Also the scene between Do Han and Kyung Soo; they both lost a parent at the hands of Prosecutor Yoon, so it was great to see them apologize of the behalf of their parents.

God I love this show so much

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Those of some of my favorite scenes as well! The missing mom case had left KS pretty much an orphan since his insistence on looking for his mom caused a rift between him and the rest of his family. It was wonderful seeing Soo Ji take care of him like an older sister.

I'm really glad KS did that apology. In an earlier episode, it did seem a little odd that after he learned about his mom, his immediate reaction was to feel sorry for her instead of being concerned that his mom did something that wrecked DH's family. I'm happy to see DH being so capable of forgiveness - he recognized and accepted KS's mom's potential new witness testimony as her way of apologizing. I would not have been so understanding.

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@gem28,

I've been getting a kamikaze vibe from Do-han, too. I think that he will do anything to ensure that Yoon and his homicidal offspring are stopped once and for all, even if he and his career go down in flames. The only reason he studied law and became a prosecutor was to redress the wrong done to his father. Once that's accomplished, there's no need for him to do that work ever again, even if he somehow manages to avoid being disbarred. It's not clear to me how much jail time he's looking at.

Wasn't Do-han arrested on charges of fabricating evidence? Can this be used to discredit his testimony at the hearing? That could also cause all of Do-han's earlier cases to be retried, too. -- The same goes for all of Yoon's and Oh's cases. If Chief Justice Kim's wrongdoing is successfully exposed, then Supreme Court cases will likely have to be retried, too.

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Duh. Do-han was arrested for forgery. -- Maybe it has something to do with using his brother's identity.

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"I really have to tip my hat off to Key, because while I expected Kim Seul-gi to be brilliant, I think he is just owning Kyung-soo completely."
Yes, get that appreciation my boy! Key's portrayal of Kyungsoo's perfect and I can't imagine anyone else playing him. He does adorable and funny perfectly but his crying scene this episode broke my heart.
I love Onew and Minho, but Key's definitely the best actor in SHINee for me.

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Onew has his moments, sometimes he's awesome and sometimes he makes me cringe. In the scene on DotS where he cries while refusing to pronounce his patient dead, my heart broke into a million pieces. But when he cried happy tears over Min-jae being okay, I cringed to the depths of my soul.

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I too am impressed with his acting! He reminds me of a younger Park Hyungsik, although I don't believe they are that many years far apart. He delivers his lines so naturally and his comportment is so at ease! Great job!

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Oh Key and Hyung-sik were born in the same year and they did musical Bonnie and Clyde together back in 2012/13 ☺

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Thanks for the info! Wow, Park Hyungsik seems more mature, or maybe looks more manly? Here Kyungsoo is our little puppy! I don't follow Kpop much and only know them as actors! Although Park Hyungsik has sung OSTs. Maybe they shared acting tips then! They could pass as brothers no?

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Well I wanted to put it on Key's petite figure that makes him look kinda high schooler. When they did the musical both clearly looked the same age then come to 2017 Hyung-sik has worn his CEO suits and King robe while Key still looks like Hyung-sik back in Heirs. But then Im Shi-wan comes to mind in terms of lacking the manly posture yet he can generate the mature aura like I can't see Key become a King or CEO now.

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Some kpop info:
Park Hyung Shik has been a member of a 9 member group ZE:A (debuted in 2010, currently on hiatus) under Star Empire Entertainment.
Other members you might know: Im Shi Wan or Hwang Kwang Hee from Infinite Challenge.
This was ST from Showbiz Korea for you.

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Key has been doing a dandy job. I don't follow Kpop, so don't know beans about him. But I really like how he's been portraying hacker Kyung-soo. I'm especially grateful for the usually upbeat vibe he brings to a show that would otherwise be uncomfortably dark. His bickering with Bomi has been great fun since day one.

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there is something she needs to know. When Suji asks what it is, Do-han heavily answers that she’ll find out tomorrow.

What a tease. We won't find out for a week :(

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Yes! I like the timing if these recaps! Gives us enough time to digest the episodes, then the recaps to discuss and next thing you know it's Monday! So we can pretty much stay the whole week in Lookout mode--not sure if it's good or bad?!

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Just a few more days to go !!

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Never thought Kim Young kwang would scare the daylight outta me (not even when he's playing ex-gangster/strict step-dad in The Man Living in Our House--but that's different genre), but he did here. Here's to his acting.

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He's actually such a sweet and charismatic legendary gangster in Man Living In The House !

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The legend of Go Nan-gil ?

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Some little observations:

Bomi and Kyung Soo are cute to the nth degree and they have real chemistry I'd wish they date in real life.

Teenagers! They think they're wiser and smarter than everyone else. Hope the detective's daughter doesn't find out the hard way that she was wrong about Shi wan.

It always amazes me when someone asks another person flat out if they committed murder. What did she expect him to say? That he killed the little girl? I hope she doesn't pay for her being gullible with her life.

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So agree! Did she really think ShiWan would tell the truth?! Yes I did, but I really like you and understand you so it's ok right?! Girl needs to wake up! Unfortunately, we do need her cluelessness so ShiWan can get caught, but at whose expense?!

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At her life's expense.

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True ! She's really naive. What ?! Do you think someone would confess that he had killed someone else just becos you ask him ??! I was so frustrated with that stupid scene.

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Or rather I was frustrated with her stupid question to Shi Wan.

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I think I've watched too many dramas. I kept seeing Coach from Weightlifting Fairy talking to the monk from Bring It On Ghost.

They were both such endearing ahjussis that I just can't find them menacing here.

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I had the same problem with the monk. He doesn't convince me that he is a villainous prosecutor/lawyer though he wore suits here. I think he is better portrayed as an average person e.g.. As that monk in Bring in on Ghost and also the captain of the firefighter team in D-day. He had a lot of scene with Kim Young Kwang in the latter show too !!

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the fact that his father was Chief of Justice was mentioned several episodes earlier already, so it wasn't a surprise for me.

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I recalled that, too. But it seems so long ago.

I can't help but wonder if one reason for Prosecutor Kim's being such a straight arrow is precisely because he's gotten an eyeful of Good Ole Boy quid pro quo from his ringside seat observing Dad's career (or overhearing a lot of painful scuttlebutt).

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Oh I must been suffering from partial amnesia that I couldn't recall that. That's why I thought how could DH not know that EJ's dad was the judge for his father's case.

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Speaking of Shi Wan...
We all know it's really stupid to fall for a psychopath, but do not forget Se Won is a lonely, bullied teenager and she seemed to like Shi Wan even before the whole Yoo Na incident.
There was this scene when they were drawing and Se Won was drawing him. So, if a popular, handsome, rich, talented boy she's liked for some time suddenly reaches out to her and pretends to understand her, it is really no wonder she'll be blinded. Especially since she's been bullied and an outsider.
As some beanies already mentioned, I am really curious about Shi Wan's motive for Yoo Na's murder and killing in general. Does he hate police that much? And what about those drawings? Does he kill because he enjoys the desperation of his victims? And why would he draw it? As a souvenir? Or maybe the drawing is a part of his motivation for killing?
The drawing thing is creepy, but it could later serve as some kind of an evidence. Hopefully.

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First I thought he did it (Yuna's case) just for seeking his dad's attention because when he's hospitalized and Chief Prosecutor Yoon came checking on him, Shi-wan was sort of excited and eagerly asked "do you worry about me?" but his actions are too crazy if it just for the sake his dad to worry him.

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With psychopaths it's difficult to discover the real motive. I think there may have been different factors that shaped Shi Wan into who he is now.
And this - craving his dad's attention - could be one of the factors. You know, how do you get your prosecutor father to notice you? Kill someone!
But I thought he was really smart, so that can't be the only reason...

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Yes I did mentioned this in another earlier recap. He seems to be vaguely disappointed that his dad said that he didn't worry about him at all.

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Yes I think he wanting to draw might be one of the motivation. He said that he want to complete a drawing or smth like yet right ? As a psycho maybe he loves to draw out the final scared facial expressions of his victims just before they die. How sick of him.

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Shi Wan could be creepier than Mo Tae Gu if nobody arrest him soon

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He would be the next Mo Tae Gu when he grows up, if nobody arrest him soon.

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This show is just playing with our mind like they don't straightforward reveal things.
Dohan asked Suji to watch the live broadcast because he's going to reveal himself as witness who saw Yuna's death. He freaking wanted to tell Suji but now he's arrested and next time we know Suji will start to blame him for hiding the truth. By that time I hope she don't kill him..

The only thing that relief me is knowing the connection of chief justice with Pros Kim. I just knew that Pros Kim will never take the bad side even if he had to fight his father. His father wrote the password in his book.. So pretty much can connect the dot together..

excited for the last two weeks eps!

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I believe that Do han blew his wad way too early on this one. He probably should have waited and sprung his witnesses to the hearing at the last minute. Now he's getting arrested and he can't fulfill his promise to whoever he was talking to regarding witnesses. It's going to get dicey now, and with Yoon's son going all psycho oh boy! I just hope his three minions are able to do what he can't and bring Yoon and Shi Wan to justice.

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Thanks for the great recap, CandidClown! So much has happened this week, my head spins. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Do-han & Co. (along with the Good Cops) manage to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

It finally bubbled up to consciousness that Chief Justice Kim is probably as much a victim of Chief Prosecutor Yoon as his more pedestrian prey. He's got a lot more to lose, so makes for a useful target of blackmailing.

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Gosh this drama killing me with the suspend and keep me hooked and desperate for new episode to come which is felt so long. 3 more days... Havr so many this to say about this awesome drama but that would take pages so your recap so spot on.

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Such a poignant moment when Kyung Soo apologized to Do Han. When DH first revealed that KS' mom testimony put his father in jail for spying, the thought crossed my mind that KS should have felt some guilt. Instead the lookouts were still hostile and distrustful of DH then and the moment passed.

So it was a really nice touch to see this acknowledged, once the case has been resolved. It speaks volumes of KS as basically a well brought up kid, that he sees the need to apologize for his mom's initial mistake. It also reveals a surprising capacity for forgiveness on DH's part that he never held a grudge either against the woman who sent his dad to prison, or her son.

In happier circumstances, the lookouts could be a tight, well-knit team, each looking out and caring for the rest.

As it stands, I wonder where each will end up at journey's end. I think KS and BM stand the highest chance of escaping jail and leading a normal life. I think SJ will end up in jail for her reckless actions of storming a school with a revolver, and that might prevent her from returning to being a cop.

And poor DH. I just luff him so much. I don't see how he can come out of this alive. Jail is the best case option.

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It just occurred to me that the characters in Lookout can sort of be categorized according to some of the characters from Les Miserables---Dohan as Valjean: having experienced horrible things and also allowed a horrible thing to happen yet also trying to make things right. EJ as Javert---so stuck on the law as black and white that it may undo him (I think he will soften up, though). The role of the priest. band of rebels. super cute little lovers. Ok, ok :D It's a flawed analogy---but for some reason I see some similarities. BY FAR one of my favorite kdramas, btw.

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the whole se-won/ shi-wan friendship is driving me insane. I get the ' I'm a teenager so no one understands me and I also hate basically any adult who tries to tell me anything' angst act Se-Won has going on, but come on! Listen to your instincts girl, you knew something was off when he completely ignored you. Then there's Shi-wan's mom and her 'he's my only son!!!', well Yoona was Suji's only daughter and your demon child had no problems pushing her off the roof. Hopefully, his mom will come around and do the right thing before Shi-wan tries to hurt Se-won.

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Love how the relationship (or whatever it is) is evolving between Do Han and Sooji. It felt right that it started as massive distrust on both sides - she rightfully was furious over how he used Yuna's death to get closer to Yoon, and he understandably was unwilling to let this loose cannon in on his secret for fear of endangering his identity and revenge scheme.

Since then, she's learnt of the sacrifices he has made and understood he is no different from the rest of them. It's believable that she has come to a realisation that while she can't forgive him, she can't hate him too. And while my shipper heart would wish for more, this is far more credible, and earned.

For him, I believe the Priest and Sooji are the only two people Do Han can truly be himself around. Not even with Kyung Soo and Bo Mi does he totally let down his guard. Part of it is driven by the guilt over his inaction regarding Yuna's death, but I believe he sees Sooji as his equal partner emotionally and mentally, as they work towards righting the wrongs done to them. If nothing else, they make great crime fighting partners

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YES to this! I was scrolling down the comments section and thinking throughout, "How come no one is talking about the dynamic (so damn sexy, honestly) between Suji and Do-han?" and bam, here's yours! I agree with everything you said here. And haha I'm personally tryna keep a level head about any romance between them - it just would not flow story-wise - but hot damn, whatever chemistry and equal partnership they have now like comrades-in-arms... I'm all for it.

Show should've given me this dynamic and relationship (I'll call it a relationship) development weeks agoooo. But haha okay I'll take it now, and am hoping they will continue to deliver to the very end in 2 weeks time.

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Go back to past episode recaps; a few of us have mentioned it before :) I know I bring it up almost every episode recap, lol

Think most of us are resigned to there being zilch development between our two leads, given what's gone between them

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Well logically this isn't a romance genre so I know we should wish for too much.

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I don't think I want a conventional romance tho. It would ruin the sizzling tension between DH and SJ. Their chemistry reminds me a lot of partnerships in American crime procedurals, where a relationship gradually develops between a crime fighting pair over the course of seasons.

Their dynamic is so different from the typical OTP. It's mature, and equal in the best sense (no imbalance in gender politics you see so often in rom-coms where the hero is either richer, smarter, or more attractive, or all three). Any fights between the two of them would be epic in that neither would back down. SJ would be snarling in DH's face, and he would snarl right back.

Give me another episode 19, where they have a major blowout. And then have to work together to save each other.

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What is Shi Wan's role in this drama? I wish we could have more of him doing random weird and evil stuff, to show that he is habitually causing harm to people or even animals. If he had not murdered Yu Na, Suji would not have been involved. If she is not involved, there is no drama. So my point is, for a character that acts as a catalyst, I wana see more sides of him!

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Or how his mom has witnessed this sick side of him. When did she know and did she try to do anything? That's the thing with mental health, in some cultures or classes it is taboo to even think of going to see a psychologist or even a counselor...people would rather hide it/deny it than try to deal with it (even Kyungsoo's mom who suffered from depression!). Why wait until he goes to jail, he will get caught one day, mama and papa will not always be able to shield him, why not get him help or have him institutionalized. And that's also the problem with parents who want perfect kids! They need to realize nobody is perfect, it puts so much pressure on the kid of course they will look for ways to retaliate/let loose and many times makes them worse. That scene with his mom and her friends praising him for being so handsome and such a good student, yes that's probably what she lives for, such a high ranking husband and her wonderful perfect son! Sorry lady but your perfect world/bubble is about to burst.

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