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Lookout: Episodes 27-28

Get ready for some sucker punches and big reveals as Lookout takes us on one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I can’t believe we’re already at the penultimate week — I’m so nervous about what’s going to happen that I can’t even think about what I’ll do when it’s over. We’ve finally made it to the big showdown that everyone has been waiting for, but, like most things in life, it doesn’t really play out as smoothly as we’d hoped.

 
EPISODE 27 RECAP

At the attorney general hearing, Do-han swears in as a witness against Chief Prosecutor Yoon. Assemblywoman Chae starts off the questions by asking Do-han why he’s testifying when it could have a negative effect on his career. He responds that he has broken the law on Yoon’s orders, and can no longer go against his conscience.

Assemblywoman Chae asks Do-han to elaborate, and he states that Yoon manipulated the cases regarding Bomi’s family, Kyung-soo’s mother, and Yoo-na’s death. Do-han explains that for the first case (Bomi’s family’s murder), in the interest of supporting a presidential candidate, Yoon had allowed the suspect — a US soldier — to leave the country so as to prevent an international alteration.

Yoon’s defense is in disbelief at the accusation that Yoon would manipulate the law for political reasons, and so they call in their own witness: Lawyer Oh. Do-han’s former boss enters to take his seat on the defense side and, after a loaded glance at a glaring Do-han, Lawyer Oh testifies, “What he said is not the truth.”

Amidst the rising murmurs from spectators, Oh waxes poetic about Yoon’s unfailing dedication to the law, and claims responsibility for failing to catch the culprit in Bomi’s family’s case. He even has the nerve to “apologize” to the victim’s family. At Lookout HQ, Bomi barely contains her rage as she yells that that wasn’t a real apology.

Sensing a dead end, Assemblywoman Chae switches tactics and asks Do-han about his affiliation with Detective Nam. He replies that Yoon had ordered the detective to kill the fugitive Jo Suji instead of arresting her. Do-han claims to have been a part of it, and states that Suji was a hindrance to Yoon’s career as she kept bringing up his old cases.

This causes quite a stir, but when Yoon’s defense requests proof supporting this statement, Do-han has to admit that the only proof he has is his word and memory. Even Assemblywoman Chae cringes a bit at that, and the defense yells at Do-han for baseless accusations.

Do-han argues that everything to do with Yoon always ends without evidence, thanks to people like Detective Nam, who clean up his messes. He brings up how Nam murdered Lee Eun-ja, Kyung-soo’s mom, on Yoon’s orders, and when Detective Nam was caught disposing of the woman’s body, Yoon strong-armed Nam into suicide by threatening the detective’s family.

Yoon speaks up to calmly insist that Detective Nam was nothing but a corrupt police officer and that he had only ever advised Nam to follow the law. Yoon claims that he’s “heartbroken” over the detective’s death, but agrees that his misdeeds still need to be investigated.

As Yoon testifies, we see Soon-ae watching the broadcast from a hospital room. In the hospital bed behind her is a prone figure also watching the television, but we can’t see who it is.

Back in the hearing, the judge reminds both Do-han and Yoon that they can be charged with perjury for lying, but both stick to their opposing statements, each claiming that they’re telling the truth.

Assemblywoman Chae then leads Do-han into the subject of Yoo-na’s case, and Do-han states that her death was not an accident. He says that Yoon’s son, Yoon Shi-wan, murdered Suji’s daughter, then the chief prosecutor ordered Do-han to cover it up. Yoon jumps in to counter that the case did not have enough evidence, and chastises both Do-han and Assemblywoman Chae for bringing up a minor’s name in a public hearing.

Yoon addresses the entire assembly to swear that he never used his power for his own gain, and has always stayed faithful to “this nation and its people.” As he speaks, we see flashbacks of Do-han’s father’s torture and Yoon interrogating Kyung-soo’s mother, belying his virtuous assertions.

It’s a pretty speech and the assembly is moved, until Do-han breaks the silence to say, “May 5th, 2016. Yoon Shi-wan took Detective Jo’s daughter, Jo Yoo-na to a rooftop, and I witnessed the incident with my own eyes.” His announcement is met with shock, and the Lookout team stares at the TV.

Yoon’s defense demand to know if this means he is admitting to aiding and abetting a murder. With a dead look in his eyes, Do-han concedes, “Yes. I could have stopped Yoon Shi-wan from committing a murder. I could have stopped Jo Yoo-na from dying. However, I did not do that.” Wide-eyed, Suji gazes at the TV in shock.

The courtroom erupts at Do-han’s statement, and the hearing is adjourned until the next day so that Do-han’s testimony can be investigated.

At the hideout, Kyung-soo worries about Do-han implicating himself in such a public forum, but Bomi (with a side-glance at the mute detective) notes that it still won’t be enough to earn Suji’s forgiveness. Looking too calm, Suji asks Kyung-soo to pull up the security footage they sent her a year ago of Shi-wan taking Yoo-na up to the roof. Kyung-soo guesses that she wants to check and confirm if Do-han really did watch Shi-wan take her daughter.

Eun-joong finds Detective Nam’s phone and password in his father’s drawer. He immediately confronts Justice Kim, demanding to know why he hasn’t returned the phone to Nam’s family. Justice Kim hesitates before saying that he’s been too busy to give it back, but Eun-joong brings up the passcode that he would have no reason to have.

At Justice Kim’s silence, Eun-joong admits, “The reason why I respected you is not because you lived a perfect life without making any mistakes. It was because you always strived for perfection.” He adds that he hopes his father didn’t make an even bigger mistake while trying to erase another one.

Justice Kim promises to bring the phone back, but when he takes the cell from Eun-joong, he puts it right back in his desk drawer. Unknown to him, Eun-joong watches this through the crack in his father’s door.

Assemblywoman Chae confronts Do-han outside the courtroom, furious at him for bringing up accusations without any proof and for putting her career on the line along with his. Do-han assures her that he’ll make sure she’s left with the least damage, but she wants to know if Do-han’s claims about Shi-wan are true. He admits that the only evidence he has are the victims, making Chae scoff.

Kyung-soo brings up the footage of Yoo-na and Shi-wan, but the feed cuts off before it shows if Do-han was actually there. Suji leaves, gritting out that she needs to confirm if Do-han really stood by as her daughter was killed.

At the hospital, the priest is visiting Do-han’s father when he gets a call from Eun-joong. Eun-joong is sitting in his father’s room with Detective Nam’s phone in hand while he says he needs to meet with the priest.

Suji tracks Do-han down to the church where he sits numbly, clearly waiting for her to find him. She immediately demands to know if he truly just watched Shi-wan take her daughter. He quietly answers that it’s true. Suji yells at him, demanding to know why he did nothing then, only to admit to it now.

Do-han dully replies, “Because I can’t forgive myself. I can no longer make any excuses.” Suji scoffs at that and asks if he thinks he’ll be forgiven now, accusing him of confessing just to make himself feel better. Do-han says nothing, just accepting her rage, and Suji swears that even if Yoo-na were to come back to life, she will never forgive him.

Suji storms out of the church and runs into the priest outside the door. She glares as him, saying he’s just the same (as Do-han). Suji starts to walk away when he calls her back — however, we don’t hear what he says.

Reporters are swarming outside the Yoon household while Shi-wan and his mom watch the news. Yoon returns home, and Mom anxiously asks if Shi-wan will get into any trouble. Yoon just blandly answers that they’ll find out tomorrow and heads to his study. After he leaves, Shi-wan actually starts laughing, as though the “something fun” that he’s been waiting for has finally arrived. Mom gapes at her son, horrified.

In his study, Yoon peers out at reporters swarming his front gate, then makes a call to someone, asking about a call log and telling whoever’s on the other end to bring a “report” to the hearing tomorrow. Yoon makes one more call afterwards, phoning Justice Kim to request Detective Nam’s phone.

Upstairs, Shi-wan sits at his desk and sends Se-won a simple text, but he gets no response. He smirks and opens a wooden music box on his desk, letting a single, creepy refrain play before closing the lid.

Se-won gets Shi-wan’s text, and she nervously thinks back to the hidden drawing in his room. We flashback to the scene and this time we get to see the small glimpse she had of his picture: It shows a bird’s-eye view of the town, and on one of the rooftops, there’s a small depiction of Shi-wan watching Yoo-na plummet off the building.

Soon-ae arrives home, and a terrified Se-won rushes out to meet her mother. She tries to stutter out the truth, but her mom interrupts to answer her phone. Soon-ae starts yelling at whoever is on the line to make sure that “he” doesn’t change his mind, then quickly apologizes to Se-won and rushes out, leaving her daughter looking even more distraught.

Bomi finds Suji in her room and asks if Do-han really did witness her daughter’s death. Suji listlessly answers that he did. She says that after Yoo-na died, she brought a gun to a high school to murder Shi-wan, and would have done anything to avenge her daughter.

Suji monotones that Do-han was probably the same way – willing to do anything to prove his father’s innocence. As tears start to fall, Suji admits that what’s really driving her crazy is that she can actually understand Do-han’s reasoning.

The next day dawns, and both Do-han and Yoon arrive in front of the court house, glaring at one another through the cloud of reporters.

Assemblywoman Chae meets with Do-han before the hearing, warning him that she will hold him responsible for the things he’s done wrong. Do-han muses that if he could really be held accountable and pay for his mistakes, then he hopes he can be forgiven.

Eun-joong catches his father as he leaves the house. Justice Kim tells his son that he’s going to return the detective’s phone, but Eun-joong looks doubtful.

The hearing commences, and Yoon’s defense asks why Do-han had been watching Shi-wan the day he took Yoo-na to the rooftop. Do-han answers that Shi-wan has been known to physically and mentally abuse other children, though his family has always paid to cover it up.

The defense demands to know why Do-han did nothing to prevent Yoo-na’s death, but when he stays quiet, they accuse him of making the whole thing up.

Meanwhile, Soon-ae is driving someone, saying they’re almost “there.” Again, we don’t see who it is.

Back at the hearing, Do-han explains that the only way he could expose Yoon’s crimes was to get close to him and become a whistleblower. He then reveals how his father, Lee Shin-hyuk, was an innocent man who Yoon tortured into confessing to espionage. Yoon immediately denies the claim, saying that there was no torture, and they had a key witness, Lee Eun-ja (Kyung-soo’s mother).

Do-han continues with his story, telling of how he had finally persuaded Lee Eun-ja to revoke her false testimony at a retrial. Growing emotional, Do-han is visibly holding back tears has he says that it took ten years for the son to become strong enough to protect his father. However, Lee Eun-ja disappeared, the retrial was cancelled, and now Lee Eun-ja’s body has been found.

Impassioned, Do-han argues, “Chief Prosecutor Yoon has let a culprit who killed a whole family go, and incited the murder of Lee Eun-Ja who wanted to tell the truth. Yet he states that it was for the law and the nation.” He concludes that in order to stop him, the only way was to become a part of his crimes.

Everyone is quiet when Do-han finishes his testimony, then Yoon comments that it’s a beautiful story, but it’s all false. Going into full prosecutor mode, Yoon announces that Lee Shin-hyuk is not Do-han’s father, and shows the court the blood test (that Suji doctored) denying any relation between them. He continues on to state the all the cases Do-han brought against him were inconclusive due to a lack of witnesses.

Do-han tries to insert hat Yoon made sure Lawyer Oh or Detective Nam removed the witnesses, but Yoon shuts that down by asking for solid proof, which Do-han can’t provide. Knocking down each of Do-han’s arguments, Yoon then shows the surveillance footage of Shi-wan taking Yoo-na up to the roof, and points out that Do-han is not on the video. He even goes so far as to accuse Do-han of tampering with the footage himself so he could use it to support his own theory.

As Do-han silently rages, Yoon tells the court that they have been fooled by a talented and paranoid young man, saying that Do-han’s pretty story of filial revenge is a delusion that exists only in his mind.

Things are looking pretty bleak, and in the hideout, Suji tells the others that she has to leave and runs out before Kyung-soo and Bomi can ask where she’s going.

Yoon wraps up his presentation, and the judge moves to conclude the hearing. However, just before he can pound the gavel, the courtroom door opens. Everyone turns around, and who should enter, but a living, breathing Detective Nam.

 
EPISODE 28 RECAP

Detective Nam strolls into the hearing, and everyone stares at the supposedly deceased man. Bomi gasps that he was alive, then we rewind forty-eight hours to when the paramedics carted the “dead” Nam past Do-han. Turns out they were able to save him, and Do-han had asked Soon-ae to report that the detective died. He had explained that it would be the only way they could catch Yoon, and he almost begged her to keep his recovery a secret.

Soon-ae did tell the truth to Detective Nam’s wife while also revealing all her husband’s crimes. She honestly told her that Nam was facing thirty years in prison, and so she had encouraged her to persuade him to cooperate for a lower sentence. Soon after, Soon-ae released the statement that Nam had died.

In the hospital, Do-han had tried to convince Nam to testify against Yoon to protect his family, telling him that the only way to really protect his family was to put Yoon away. But Nam was convinced that his family would be safest if he were dead, and refused to testify.

Filling in some timeline gaps, we see that when Yoon had condemned Detective Nam at the hearing, it was Nam watching the TV with Jin-ki standing guard. After seeing Yoon publicly denounce him, Nam had requested to talk to Do-han. Jin-ki had phoned Soon-ae, which was the call that interrupted Se-won from revealing the truth to her mother.

When Do-hn arrived, Nam had asked if he could live as a human being again. Do-han answered that while he may have lived as trash for Yoon, he still has a family to protect.

This finally brings us back to the present, where a stunned assembly (and Yoon) watch Detective Nam take a seat next to a grinning Do-han.

After delivering Nam, Soon-ae steps out to take a call from Suji. While driving, Suji asks if Soon-ae remembers her promise to arrest her after everything is finished. We get yet another flashback to when the priest had stopped Suji outside the church last night. It seems that Eun-joong had taken Detective Nam’s phone (or at least made a copy) from his father’s desk and passed it on to the priest, along with the password.

The priest gave it to Suji to use at the hearing, claiming that the police were watching him and Do-han too closely for them to hand it over.

Back in the courtroom, Detective Nam testifies that on Yoon’s orders, he arrested and tortured Do-han’s father, then abducted and murdered Kyung-soo’s mother when she wanted to retract her false testimony.

Yoon finally loses his cool, yelling that the detective is lying because he holds a grudge against him. Nam yells back this it’s the truth, and he can prove it, since he recorded every conversation he had with Yoon.

Regaining his composure, Yoon smoothly tells the opposition to produce the recordings. However, just as Do-han starts to smile, we hear Soon-ae whispering frantically on the phone with Jin-ki. It looks like Justice Kim did return the detective’s phone, but all the recordings have been erased and the phone was “lost.”

Do-han’s and Nam’s faces fall, and Yoon’s defense is up in arms, yelling at both the detective and prosecutor for their lack of evidence. Yoon looks back at them with the smuggest expression, and we flash back to his previous call, when he’d asked someone about phone records. Guess we know now what he was checking on.

While the defense panel yells, Soon-ae steps out to return Suji’s call. She reports that she’s on her way with Nam’s phone, but Soon-ae tells her that it’s no use since the messages were erased and warns her away. Unfortunately, she hangs up before Suji can tell her that she has the real phone with her.

Desperate, Suji calls Kyung-soo and instructs him to hack into Nam’s phone, than asks if there are any broadcasting vans near the hearing.

In the courtroom, Do-han hangs his head. The judge is just about to call the hearing to a close, but suddenly, Detective Nam’s recordings start playing over the speaker system. (Yes!)

Everyone freezes to hear Yoon’s voice admit to instructing Detective Nam to torture and kill, as well as to “finish off” Suji. As recording after recording plays, revealing all of Yoon’s instructions and backyard dealings, Yoon spins around in shock to see a smiling Do-han staring back at him.

Sometime later, the courtroom has emptied until only Yoon and Detective Nam remain sitting in their seats. Soon-ae and Jin-ki come in and formally arrest Yoon for instigating murder. As Jin-ki escorts the would-be attorney general out, Soon-ae steps up to Nam. He asks her to watch over his wife and son, and sincerely apologizes to her “for everything.”

Yoon and Nam are led through a throng of reporters into matching police cars. Soon-ae watches them drive away, then turns around to see Suji standing right behind her at the base of the courthouse. Soon-ae tries to tell her that she shouldn’t have come, but Suji seems at peace when she tells her that she’s keeping her promise today (to turn herself in). From the top of the courthouse steps, Do-han watches Suji’s surrender.

At the Yoon household, Shi-wan’s mom is informed that her husband is currently under investigation, and Yoo-na’s case is being reopened. Mom calls Shi-wan at school to tell him that he’ll have to come down to the police station. Shi-wan seems to realize that something happened to his father, then he spots Se-won. The girl freezes at the size of him and spins around, running into a courtyard.

Shi-wan follows her out, and puts on a dramatic show of looking tormented. He pleads with her, pouring on the waterworks and sniffling that he’ll tell the police what he did to Yoo-na. He adds that although he knows he doesn’t deserve it, he’ll still beg for Yoo-na’s family’s forgiveness.

It’s a brilliant performance, and Se-wan looks slightly swayed, but she manages to weakly stammer that she can trust him before running off. Shi-wan watches her go, and the tortured-soul visage fades into an apathetic stare. Damn. Someone get this boy an Oscar… and a straight jacket.

Soon-ae bring Suji in for an interrogation, and Suji quickly admits to all her crimes and accepts punishment. Soon-ae promises that she in turn will make sure that Yoon and Shi-wan both pay for their wrongs as well.

Their interrogation is interrupted when Do-han comes in, requesting to be cross-examined with Suji. Do-han immediately starts accepting the blame for all of Suji’s transgressions, revealing that he arranged for her escape one year ago and that he used Suji’s anger at Shi-wan to manipulate her into following his orders.

Neither Suji nor Do-han will look at one another, but each one tries to take the blame for Suji’s actions. Do-han gets the final word though, by saying that Yoo-na’s death was because of his inaction. Suji doesn’t deny it.

Yoon has his own interrogation with Prosecutor Park, and it’s rather chilling. Seemingly accepting that he can no longer lie, when Park asks if he instigated Lee Eun-ja’s murder, Yoon replies:

“There’s something kids like you don’t know. One woman’s life doesn’t count. We can’t do wrong. We have no faults. We cannot admit to any. If we’re found at fault, the trust people have in us will fall. We must prevent that at all costs.”

Incredulous, Park asks about the innocent victims. Yoon answers that their deaths were terrible for the individuals, but it was an “inevitable choice” for the bigger picture. He calls them sacrificial lambs and calmly states that he holds no personal grudges against them. Wow. Just, wow.

Se-won returns to homeroom to find a note from Shi-wan on her desk. It’s another “apology,” in which he says that while it won’t clear his name, he’ll “take the same way out that Yoo-na did.” Se-won immediately dashes up to the roof, frantically searching. She doesn’t find him near the railings, but spots a side door.

Se-won opens the door to an engineering room and cautiously heads into the dark space, using her phone for light. When she steps further into the shadows, the door slams shut behind her. She whirls around and starts pounding on the door, calling out Shi-wan’s name.

Outside, we see someone locking the door with both a deadbolt and padlock, then put up an “Out of Order” sign. As Se-won desperately calls out from her dark tomb, Shi-wan casually strolls away, grinning.

 
COMMENTS

Why you psychopathic little creep! I didn’t know it was possible to be simultaneously freaked out by a character and super impressed with the acting. I haven’t seen Solomon Park in anything else, so I don’t know if he’s that good an actor, or if he just found his stride in this role, but dang, boy. I’ve actually become more invested in his storyline than that of his father – at least the kid shows some facial expression. As the weeks counted down, I reluctantly gave up on finding out how Shi-wan became so twisted and just accepted that he was a born sociopath.

But that scene where Shi-wan picked up the music box is making me both excited that there might actually be a story, and worried that there isn’t enough time left to tell it. Hopefully Yoon will stay nicely locked up and we can spend the next two/four episodes unraveling what makes his son tick. Oh, and saving Se-won, too, I suppose. Though really, who wanders into a dark room located on top of a building when there’s a boy roving around with a penchant for chucking people off rooftops? I know teenagers and common sense don’t go hand in hand, but good grief.

I have to admit that I was actually a bit disappointed with the directing and storyline of this episode. We’ve waited seven weeks to see Do-han snare his greatest enemy, but all the flashbacks made it difficult to follow what was going on. While I always enjoy a good flashback, and I appreciate that we got the behind the scenes looks into the big reveal, there were just too many time jumps that took place in high intensity moments. It made it so that by the time we returned to the present, the emotions that had been building were kind of derailed, and the scenes didn’t pack quite the punch I was hoping to feel.

Still, given the high level of directing and all around show quality that Lookout has given us, I can write off one zig-zaggy plot. My favorite part is still the chemistry between characters, and I was not disappointed with the moments between Suji and Do-han. These two have always been opposite sides of the same coin, and it was fascinating to see that even when they are livid with each other, they still understand one another.

Do-han’s acceptance of Suji’s rage, and her reluctant understanding of him revealed an underlying mutual respect and recognition that’s impossible for them to ignore. They’ve both done wrong (to themselves and others), and they realize that they’ll have to pay for the crimes they committed for their revenge. But I do believe that it’s in each other that they’ll find the strength to one day learn to live again. Because this can’t be the end for them. Just like Kyung-soo and Bomi, they have to find out what comes after all of this.

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Sewon doesn't watch much thrillers, does she?

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Nope ! Dumb kid

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well at least she brings her phone with her

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and watch that phone run out of battery ugh

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She had her flashlight on for awhile totally going to go out of battery

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Am super sad that she couldn't understand the basic equation of Shi-wan + rooftop = nononononono

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Maybe she's one of those kids who study all the time and are forbidden to watch more than 1 hour of tv a week? I feel like all kids should be prescribed at least 5 hours of movies and tv a week just so they can be exposed to a wide array of possible life scenarios. I don't have kids, but if I do, I'd like to think I'd assign them this show and be like "If a boy with a penchant for throwing little girls off roofs is on the roof, don't go to the roof".

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I have a theory that she doesn't watch action-y/thriller-y anything because her mom is a detective. I feel like she watches a lot of rom coms and variety shows.

That being said I hope Soon Ae sets her right, because come oooooooon. I really want Bomi and Suji to have a turn yelling at the girl just once.

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And how she trust that murder every time
breaks my heart ??

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I've never been so annoyed with a character. I actually don't care if they don't find her.

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but in the end, they'll find her. of course. sigh.

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Only because we like her mom

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I don't think that she's that stupid so much as that she has been very very lonely. All her experience has been to be alone, and this guy is the only guy to treat her nicely. I think she's just deluding herself into thinking that he's different to her which is of course exactly what he was hoping for, he's truly twisted.

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Thanks for playing devil's advocate. In thread #23 I put forth a potential scenario as a thought experiment, but can't really see her being up to it.

I don't consider her completely beyond hope, but thinking on her feet does not appear to be her strongest suit.

Si-wan is playing her like a fiddle.

I have to hand it to the actress. She's doing a good job portraying a painfully-awkward, socially-inhibited teenager whose cluelessness is driving many viewers bonkers. Heck, at times she does seem to be too dim to breathe. On the other hand, she's an excellent artist herself, and her attention to detail in her own work enabled her to immediately spot the figure falling off the roof in Si-wan's picture.

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I don't want to be rude but Se-won is one stupid girl.

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her mother is a cop, she saw the drawing wtf was she thinking????

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I'm not that heartless but I think she deserves it (to be locked and can't be found for hours or so)

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"As the weeks counted down, I reluctantly gave up on finding out how Shi-wan became so twisted and just accepted that he was a born sociopath."

I could only think of one right now. Boy needs inspiration for his drawing.

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Because his canvas is so big? ?

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I guess we can add that the fuel also comes from Mom as he clearly knows he can get away with anything while sensing some under hate towards dad for not being like other caring ones...Somehow makes me sligthly remember the psycho from Voice...Mom actually creating the psycho with her actions...

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haha, that would be so messed up! Wouldn't a person already be a sociopath if they're doing all this for inspiration? Then again, we've seen that sort of mental gymnastics with YSR.

There are kids who can be born with sociopathic behaviors. It is devastating to the parents who are faced with this. However, if the parents seek help from psychiatrists and are very interested in figuring out what they can do to "treat" it, the kids can lead a normal life and won't be any more violent than your average person.

But Si Wan's mom ended up covering for Si Wan and ignoring Si Wan's violent tendencies.

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It reminds me of a line in Hannibal when he was speaking to Bedelia............."Nothing happened to me, I happened"

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Almost fell off my chair when Det. Nam walked in, glad show still have some hidden card! Plot is getting looser, am glad Yoon is finally down. He's one cool villain tho, managing to turn around fact based on the fake DNA test, altho maybe that's kinda Do-han's mistake...
That last scene on the interrogation room reminded me of the first meeting of Soo-ji and Do-han. It was a serious scene but couldn't help chuckling over Do-han practically told them to blame him for every unlawful thing that Soo-ji did. Seems like a full circle.

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Do Han's smirks are a thing of beauty.

The show is so good at building up the suspense that I was able to ignore plot holes like the needless roundabout way of producing the recordings in the hearing and conveniently at the very last minute too.

Ultimately it didn't matter because it was so satisfying to see the camera panning to all the faces of our Lookout team, and resolving in the grinning Do Han, when the recordings played. What a great moment for the vigilantes.

Do Han and Sooji - Omg my heart breaks for them. They needed that confrontation if anything meaningful is to be salvaged from their relationship after this. Their bond has been tested to breaking point a couple of times already, with every bit of respect, understanding and trust having to be earned the hard way. Even now, at the most difficult point in their relationship, when there's so much baggage between them, they're still looking out for one another. And the fact that they do it without looking at each other, and in the most brusque and businesslike manner, makes it all the more moving.

I don't know what's in store for them, but it would be an utter travesty if their relationship were to end like this (or worse if one of them dies *sobs).

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Ditto! I never would've expected this at the beginning of the show, and honestly past me would have laughed at the notion, but the relationship between Dohan and Suji is the one that's got me the most invested now. I mean, I love Bomi and Kyungsoo a lot, but these two are on another level.

Since you already put it forth so eloquently what draws me to them, I will just add that I found it sort of hilarious when they were being cross-examined and they immediately tried to cover for each other. They're not villains. I'm really hoping both of them make it out alive. And stop Shi-wan!

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I also loved Soonae and boy-cop's subtle reactions. The interrogation was really sad and hopeful. It really looked like they were covering for each other as comrades, but it also looked like they were trying to end things with each other - each trying to pay a debt to the other so they can part ways forever.

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"it also looked like they were trying to end things with each other - each trying to pay a debt to the other so they can part ways forever."

Sadly I can see this as well, which would be oof, heartbreak....

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Kim Young Kwang really brought his A-game this week. So many facial expressions, every subtle body movement - I really wish his scenes would've been a bit longer.

That moment when Soo Ji said she could understand Do Han's intentions was so bittersweet. I still have my issues w/ Do Han, but I can't help it and just have to root for him. Hopefully, there will be more flawed and complex "heroes" like him in dramas. I'm getting tired of the cookie-cutter characters we get 90% of the time.

Didn't Yoon and Eun Joong's father talk about some powerful figure last week? Is he or she going to show up next week? I think that's who he was referring to during the interrogation. Or he was just talking about the Illuminati. Every bad guy in dramas talks like he's a member of some secret organisation.

I thought Soo Ji wouldn't surrender unless Shi Wan is persecuted too. I just wanted to see her ride her bike for one last time and kick ass.

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Kim Young Kwang is amazing in this and I never want him to act as anything other than an antihero again. Conflicted and brilliant but also kinda mad is my new favourite thing. Maybe it's just that he found a spark he didn't have before with this character. I liked him okay previously, although to be fair I never finished any of his dramas except Pinocchio (does that count?). I'm planning to see Plus Nine Boys and maybe D-Day after this, just to see more of him, but I'm glad he did this role. He deserves all the good things.

Every bad guy in dramas talks likes he's a member of some secret organisation. LOL, so true.

Hmm, Yuna's case is being reopened, and there's no big daddy to protect him this time. There's Dohan's witness testimony. And maybe Suji guessed that Shi-wan had evidence in his house somewhere, considering what Se-won told her. She probably believed he'd be brought to justice this time. Again, the big bad is gone after all (for now), and I suppose she felt it was time for her to pay her dues too. I'm praying she'll get a scene to show her badassery for the last time though! It would be nice, to come full circle to where we started the show with her casually displaying her skills too.

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Maybe he's going to be the next Namgoong Min. I'd love to see him play a villain.

I'm planning to watch D-Day, too. I was going to watch it ages ago, b/c Jung So Min is the female lead. (I never finished Pinocchio. Sue me, lol.)

You summed it up perfectly. If Soo Ji could save the day again, it would be coming full circle.

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He was good in Gogh's starry night aka Goho's starry night too. A Tsundere.

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Totally agree!! KYK is handsome and all, but somehow his rom-com roles are so-so. I think he's at his sexiest and most charismatic when he's the bad boy. I tried watching Plus Nine Boys and while the story's fine, I don't get as emotionally invested in his lovelorn character pining for the girl. There's just something about him that makes him really really convincing as the vicious, mean antihero. And I mean that in the best possible way.

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Re: That powerful figure... Could it be the judge or whomever it was that presided over the Attorney General hearing? Because he seemed freaking in a rush to gloss over the accusations and end the hearing. I mean, it would have made more sense to put the hearing on hold when evidence was lacking, so that further investigation can be made, but he just kept trying to put a lid on it.

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I didn't really pay attention to him, but it'd make sense. The way he was rushing things over is shady, but I just shrugged it off.

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@ana,

Didn't Yoon and Eun Joong's father talk about some powerful figure last week? Is he or she going to show up next week? I think that's who he was referring to during the interrogation.

I just skimmed the recaps, and didn't see a reference to a powerful figure (although I may have missed it). However, I've been suspecting that another big bad is hiding in the wings, perhaps someone who really was -- and might still be -- a North Korean spy, and whose cover was maintained by scapegoating Do-han's father. I find it hard to believe that anyone would go through the scapegoating hassle for no reason. Okay, maybe someone would do that -- as misdirection. Yoon is so cagey, I wouldn't put it past him. But I really think that where there's smoke, there's fire. That means there could well be a very highly placed spy who's been operating with impunity for at least a decade.

Despite his high title, the chief justice acts like he's at Yoon's mercy. I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case with half the government functionaries. Yoon is just as capable of blackmailing the people he does favors for as he is of covering for them.

As others have pointed out, the guy presiding over the hearing seemed to be in a rush to install Yoon as the new Attorney General. Hmmm. Who is he?

As if Suji's showdown with Do-han (and Father Lee) at the church were not heavy enough, her conversation with Bo-mi afterwards was a stunner. Her admission that she could understand why Do-han behaved as he did was searing.

The fact that he said nothing in his own defense spoke volumes, but it may not be solely out of guilt. The hearing was going badly at that time, what with Prosecutor Oh's betrayal, and the discovery that Detective Nam had killed the other witness. Do-han may have more surprises up his sleeve, and may need to protect additional vulnerable witnesses. The image I have of him is an oak tree being struck by lightning. He has the mental and spiritual toughness to withstand the outbursts of bereaved relatives, although they do take a toll on him.

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Maybe I was just reading too much between the lines, but to me it seems like there is somebody else behind Yoon and the chief justice.

Glad that you mentioned the spy controversy. There has to be a reason for Yoon accusing Do Han's father or, well something he wants to cover up. We still don't know what in the world caused him to go to such lengths.

Having said that, reading your analysis makes me wish we had more episodes left and not just 4.

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I think that the purported spy issue can be dealt with in the course of four remaining episodes. The director has been doing a great job maintaining the tension, so I wouldn't want to add more episodes and let it get too floppy and sloppy.

My sense is that there is something to the spy issue. I think it would be really ironic if Assemblywoman Chae is the spy. It would just figure. ;-)

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I've been wondering what is Soon-ae doing in a hospital while she's watching the hearing, it can't be for Do-han's father. Turns out she's there for Detective Nam all along. Smart show always a surprise.

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I thought maybe Se Won was so creeped out she needed medical attention. You know how it is in Korean dramas. "You have a cold, let's go to hospital!"

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lol!! Whenever I get sick, I can't help but think about how if I was a heroine, I would be in the hospital. Instead, when I suddenly get a fever, I just take an Advil and drink lots of water. I finish my work, eat dinner, take some more Advil and drink some more water, brush my teeth, and then crawl into bed and sleep.

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His name is Solomon Park???? Did he choose his name himself or why did his parents do that to him?
But dang, this Solomon can act! Is he as wise? *coughcoughcoughcough*

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Does he cut babies in half when he isn't tossing kids off rooftops?

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I must admit, I was feeling kind of robbed of a sense of vindication, because it's like the good guys lucked out a bit rather than won by pure skill and planning, but hey, I guess that's what life is about. Sometimes all we need is a bit of luck to tip the scales.

Anyway, yesss are we finally moving on to Shi-wan now? What's with the obsession with sketching and drawing? Is it police he hates in general or mothers who are policewomen? Does he have daddy issues? (Methinks he does.) Is it related to said daddy issues?

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True, it's bizarre that suddenly they're so sloppy. Good on Eun-joong for switching out the phones, but I'd seriously expected Do-han to have backed up his own copy to be safe. How is it that he went into the hearing with so little proof?

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Well I think Dohan's plan was already unraveling, with Eunjoong's confession, Yoon doubting and testing him, Nam's attempted suicide...he just didn't have much time to work with, and the hearing was already scheduled so yes, things seemed more sloppy and to come together at the last minute. But I liked that he got a lot of help from everyone, everyone on "his" side was able to pitch in, that was nicely done, to even have Soonae working with him/the Lookouts at the end. It's like he had to put himself on the witness stand to not lose that chance while everyone was working behind the scenes to get the evidence... He started as the lone jerk and now has the good people on his side. Well done show! Well done!

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He's been flying by the seat of his pants for weeks now and is taking a lot of gambles. I agree that things started unraveling beforehand - I think pretty much from when DH got SJ involved. She was supposed to stay hidden, but she kept trying to rescue people and trying to catch the bad guys from high profile cases - which drew all these cops and prosecutors after her. And then she tried to catch Do Han!

Like you, I was also happy to see that DH managed to get everyone working together to bring down YSR, and it's totally not what he had originally planned. These were 2 tense episodes. DH doesn't know if he is going to succeed and those two bleak moments when all seemed to be lost - when DH had to admit he had no solid proof and when the recordings appeared to be lost - only for the others to come through for him.

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yeah i was a little bit confused when he said something about wanting to show suji she couldn't protect se-won either, because that made his interest in se-won about SUJI, when it definitely seemed like he only took notice after finding out se-won's mom was a police officer. he even pursued her before making the connection that se-won's mom was the cop that stopped suji from shooting him.
& i totally agree with you regarding them not winning through planning! considering this was such a long con, they very nearly failed!

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Please please please let DH and SJ have a second chance. they always got each others back. please don't let one of die.

And Thankyou dramabeans. Its your recap that made me watch this drama in the first place.. I was only planning to watch FMW..Also i never really had any favorites among k actresses before but now i have one.LSY is one hell of an actress. Kudos to her.

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Lee Si-young is an amazing woman, one of my forever favourite actresses. And she does all her own stunts like wow! She also used to be an MMA fighter.

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OMG.. really?? I didn't know. I'm relatively new to k drama.. She's so cool. I have only seen her in BOF before.

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Definitely look her up! Or go to my fan page! I'm her newest/biggest fan! Also drawn to her because I'm convinced my friend is moonlighting as her--she looks looks just like her and per personality is just the same.

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She was more a boxer. She took up classes for a role, I believe, and then got so into boxing that she participated in tournaments and won awards.

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I found out about her amateur boxing after seeing her as a bodyguard in Wild Romance and then realized I'd seen her in other roles. She does a great job of playing different types of characters, not all classically pretty, and making them likable. She also wasn't afraid to risk her career by getting punched in the face when she decided she enjoyed boxing so much she wanted to pursue it. I like her comic sensibility a lot, that's one thing I miss in this role.

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She was criminally underutilised in My Beautiful Bride though. MBB was more like a one man show for Kim Moo Yul's char. Try the rom-com Wild Romance instead where she plays a bodyguard to Lee Dong Wook's char.

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Wild Romance was okay but they made Lee Si Young look hideous. Her hair was pretty much an abomination to womankind. I liked how she looked much better in Playful Kiss. Plus she plays tennis in that show, revealing that she is lefthanded, one of the things I like about her.

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I loved her in Birth of the Rich! She was a spoiled brat but so endearing! So different than here in Lookout but that's actually the show that made me like her as an actress!

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An open letter to Se Won:
I was extremely proud of you when you ran out of the his house and into Soo Ji’s arms. I was also immensely proud when you didn’t respond to his text message and ran away when you saw him. BUT SERIOUSLY??? SERIOUSLY GIRL?? AFTER HE KILLED SOMEONE ON A ROOFTOP YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO MEET HIM ON ANOTHER ROOFTOP. I honestly can’t with you anymore. I’m very happy that he didn’t murder you on the spot. But next time a killer tells you to meet him just don’t.

- Sincerely,
An avid watcher who is hoping you have Soo Jo’s number so that she can save your ass again

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Both (four of?) This week's episodes were amazing and exciting. Twist after twist. When Detective Nam walked into the courtroom I was floored. That was pretty clever and a little daring on Do-han's part to think that Detective Nam would switch sides like that. It was all riding on Detective Nam finding out that Yoon Seung-ro would throw him under the bus in a heartbeat. The scene in the interrogation room of Su-ji and Do-han going back and forth made me aww so much. He's trying to take all the blame but she's having none of it. She knows she's done wrong and she's willing to pay for her crimes by herself. Such an amazing and badass woman, I love her. Also, Se-won is such a ridiculous girl I can't even deal. She already saw the painting, so why in the world would she fall for Shi-wan trick of "I'm sorry and I'll take my punishment"?

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She really should have called 119 first on this. What if Si Wan was really suicidal? Wouldn't it be better to get trained professionals and get EMTs on site before wandering up there?

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It's strange yet interesting to see Choi Moo-sung and Kim Sun-young be on opposite sides when they were so cute together in Answer Me 1988. But that just shows how versatile they are.

I loved seeing Do-han's smile when Yoon was cornered. I think this is Kim Young-kwang's best role. He just seamlessly became Do-han.

Now we just have to save Se-won from the other Yoon who is arguably the more evil and frightening of the two. But how foolish can a person be. Call the police, call your mom, call a teacher! But don't chase after the murderer yourself! ?? *Sigh*

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Thank you for the recap CandidClown! Yes, I want Dohan and Suji to have a future too! I agree they may be the only ones who can actually understand one another, so if they became each other's strength and stayed together, that would make a perfect ending! We can wish or dream! You said it so well, "they are opposite sides of the same coin", they are one!

I understand Dohan wanting forgiveness, at the same time, I understand how sometimes there is no forgiveness, and you just have to live with it. It's not saying that one shouldn't be forgiven, but that forgiveness does not have to erase the wrongs and what one does, whether good or bad, is part of one's life and self. And depending on one's future actions, one can either become a better person, or a worse person from one's past deeds. So even if Dohan is not forgiven, I hope he still finds peace within himself and is able to live a "normal" life.

I agree with you all those flashbacks weakened the big moment, at the same time, they did work to keep us on our toes. Everytime I was thinking, what, no evidence, aren't you prepared for the final stretch!, they showed that yes there was some work and planning that did happen. Phwew!

Now that Suji and Dohan are both turning themselves in...who is going to catch ShiWan?! Will the law and order/police finally do their job? I am wondering if the show will end with justice being able to be found in the system, and not outside of it for once. Ah, I will miss our Lookout team! Let them find their peace and happiness please! Then I can be at peace too!

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I'm frustrated Se-won went to "rescue" Shi-wan, but I think I can sort of understand. She's so scared, so freaked out with no one else to talk to (poor girl doesn't seem to have a single friend in school) that maybe she desperately wanted to believe Shi-wan's lies about feeling guilty. The actress was very good at portraying all that teenage insecurities and anxieties too.

@CandidClown, your words about the parallel understanding between Soo-ji and Do-han, and their emotional conflicts was really spot-on. That must be the worst kind of feeling for Soo-ji: She can't even throw the full weight of anger and hatred towards Do-han because she gets him.

Major props to Eun-joong this episode for really really doing the right thing, even when his father was concerned.

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Re: Se Won, yes, I was thinking why didn't she bring anyone with her to the rooftop! But then I remembered she is an outcast and doesn't have any friends...she was scared for ShiWan and reacted...at least he didn't kill her right away and pushed her from the rooftop! Now the big question is who is going to save her? If Dohan and Suji are both turning themselves in, they may be kept in custody. Will Bomi and Kyungsoo act on their own? Hoping there were some CCTVs around so they can see something...or maybe Soonae will be able to save her daughter...this show keeps us guessing!

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Or (and I don't expect this, but...) how many screens would Beanies smash if season 2 turned out to be Soon-Ae following in Soo-ji's footsteps, going rogue to catch her daughter's murderer?

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Yes I think most of us want ShiWan to be caught or get his due justice in the next episodes and not have to wait for season 2! But if that paves the way for Lookout 2, with the same cast, I am in!

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No no no! It was already so hard when Yoo-na died because she was so precious, and I wouldn't want Soon-ae to go through the guilt of not having been there for her daughter. )=

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I wonder what Si Wan's plans are for Se Won. Is it just to scare her? I feel like she would have been discovered before dying of thirst and hunger. Or is he keeping her there so he can shove her off the roof during another night? Or maybe he's going to the police and using Se Won as a bargaining chip?

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I think it is just a game to him now, his laugh, yes he is having fun! I don't think he cares enough about SeWon to just scare her. I think he wants to see Soonae and Suji frantic about the missing Se Won, suspecting him but with no proof to get him! I can just see him in the interrogation room, taunting Soonae, "you're asking me about Yoona but what about your daughter...". Hopefully his mom this time doesn't shield him...if she is scared for her life, I hope she realizes that the safest thing for her is to have ShiWan behind bars.

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@ar,

Instead of tossing his prey over the parapet, Si-wan has locked Se-won in a machinery room on the roof of the school. She has her cellphone with her, so she should be able to call and text 119, Mom, and the school office to get help pronto. Oh, right. She didn't do that before rushing up to the roof, so why would she do that now?!

What were Si-wan's plans for the fireworks he had Se-won buy? They were supposedly going to set some of them off on the roof of his home while watching the fireworks on the Han. The rest were to be used on some unspecified later occasion. I suspect the little rat is planning to burn the schoolhouse down, with Se-won trapped on the roof. Color me paranoid.

My suspicion is that his big canvas will show the neighborhood skyline with the school in flames. Who knows -- he might be aiming to recreate the Great Chicago Fire. He seems to be channeling Jan “Hell Brueghel” with that image of Yoo-na falling from the roof of the church. I wonder if he's included portraits of his other victims.

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I don't really see them as the rescuing type but so guess that'll be a good plot development...

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Thank you, Candidclown, for the recap! It's good to have a name for the actor that plays Shi-wan. He's very convincing. I'm so freakin' impressed and scared at the same time. And it's a name I'll remember! Solomon Park, I'll probably keep watching you.

Actually, is there an actor in this show that is not just killing their part? I'm so invested in all these characters, but it's Do-Han and Suji that I just love. Their relationship is growing very organically, tied together by horrific circumstances, so you know if they get through this, those roots run deep. I'm glad Suji has enough insight to realize how low a person must sink to either take a life or watch one being taken away, and is actually forgiving him for her daughter's death in the process.

And it was so freakin' sweet how Do-Han takes the blame every time Suji confesses in the interrogation! If I was the detective, I'd be like, "Get a room! He loves you!"

I'm confident where this show is taking me, so am looking forward to next week!

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Lol, right?! That interrogation scene made me all fluttered and it wasn't even supposed to have that effect on me. Their chemistry is stupendous.

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Watching this show has made me discover what my catnip is - main leads with no overt lovelines, but whose chemistry is off-the-charts sizzling. Even better if the tantalising hints of something more between them does somehow lead to the possibility of romance. Unfortunately not enough K dramas do this. Increasingly, I find rom-coms a bit too fluffy and repetitive.

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@Lemon Meringue (my favorite kind of pie!),

"Watching this show has made me discover what my catnip is - main leads with no overt lovelines, but whose chemistry is off-the-charts sizzling."

If you haven't watched ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM, you might want to check it out. Title character Kim Sabu is the bee's knees, and comes across as quite an anti-hero in the beginning. There seems to be something unspoken between him and his chief surgical nurse. Maybe it's only the closeness that comes of collaborating to save many lives over many years. A similarly intriguing vibe exists between her and Dr. Nam, who runs the local eatery when he's not anesthetizing patients in the OR.

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"Actually, is there an actor in this show that is not just killing their part?" ?? I just watched the first script reading video, man it blew me away. Nothing like I've seen before of my favorite shows. Other dramas would only have 2 people most delivered demanding lines while the rest just fell flat during script reading. In Lookout everyone sounded like pro no exception. Couldn't praise them enough.

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I actually like the flashback-style for this drama. It does this weird thing for me where it simultaneously derails the emotional tension, but puts in more tension because I'd have to wait for the next part of the scene. I wouldn't like it in another drama, but it works for Lookout and gives it a unique flavor. Maybe I'm just relieved that the flashbacks are stuff we haven't seen before and that any repeat moments are kept really brief.

I love this set of episodes! More courtroom scenes and talking, but I am absolutely riveted by the events unfolding, by SJ's reaction to DH's confession, and by DH's testimony.

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Yes! Dohan's testimony when he talked about his father... KYK was so good there! The way his lips quivered, his eyes, his broken voice, the short gaps of silence in between...I was just so touched by his performance... I already thought KYK has been amazing as Dohan, but KYK keeps getting better and better with each episode! I really want to see him in another similar role as a torn hero! Or in Lookout 2 as more Dohan! It really is such a perfect role for him...at this point I don't know how we'll be able to embrace him as another character... but I will definitely watch his next project and hope he gives another great performance!

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Choi Moo sung (Prosecutor Yoon) is the father of genius baduk player, Taek's, and after he married to Kim Sun young (Detective Lee), he became step father to Sung woo and Jin joo.
That psychopath, Siwan, is not your son, seonsaengnim, come back to your family... #Reply1988
AAAARGH... Lookout is messing with my favorite Kdrama family, but I can't stop hating Prosecutor Yoon and worrying Detective Lee's daughter.
Kim Young kwang (Jang Do han a.k.a. Lee Kwan woo)'s smirk still creeps me out...

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I haven't watched the episode yet but I already went through a rollercoaster of emotions reading this recap. I can't wait to get home and watch this with a box of tissues on hand.

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"Damn. Someone get this boy an Oscar… and a straight jacket."

Yep.... Pretty much....

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Thank you for writing my sentiments " given the high level of directing and all around show quality." I tend to be a Rom-com girl but this drama and Secret Forest leave me on the edge of my seat and waiting on the edge of my seat.

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As I was watching the cross-examination scene I suddenly envisioned this drama ending with Do-Han and Soo-Ji being really, really reluctant prison penpals.

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Thanks for the recap, CandidClown! These episodes continued the revelations begun earlier this week, and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I especially appreciate your recap because it was unclear to me that Prosecutor Kim cloned Detective Nam's cellphone before returning it to his father. Sadly, the former chief justice succumbed to temptation and erased the recordings of Nam's incriminating conversations with Yoon. I assumed that Do-han or Detective Lee made a backup when she arrested her colleague, but that apparently was not the case. Bully for Prosecutor Kim for narrowly averting disaster.

Two snippets of dialogue caught my ear. I sense that they foreshadow developments that I fervently hope come to pass. (Transcribed from OnDemandKorea subtitles.)

Assemblywoman Chae, near stairwell during recess: “What you said about Yoon Si-wan, is it true? Do you have a way to prove your claim this time?”
Do-han: “I do. I have the victims. I wonder if they'll believe me when they show up.”

I'm hoping to high heavens that Do-han's defense will subpoena Si-wan's earlier victims, if only to discover that they have all signed non-disclosure agreements with Yoon. This is when I suspect that Do-han and Father Lee will pull another rabbit out of the hat: Yoo-na herself. She may have flatlined, but I'm willing to bet that she's been in protective custody elsewhere in Father Lee's hospital while she recovered enough to be spirited away to an orphanage until she could safely testify.

If all goes well, Se-won will also live to testify about her experiences with Si-wan. Kick it up a notch, and maybe it will turn out that Se-won has actually been conducting an entrapment operation of her own, without her mother's knowledge. I know that's stretching it, but she may have a lot more on the ball than meets the eye. In my more exasperated moments, I feel like giving her a Darwin Award. But maybe she'll surprise us.

Suji to Do-han, in the church: “Did you think you'd be forgiven once you confessed? Are you making a confession now to feel better about yourself? I'll never forgive you. Even if my Yu-na came back to life, I will never forgive you.”

I hope that Suji will have to eat those words.

What is causing Do-han's angst? Putting Yu-na and her mother and grandmother through hell in order to save the child, who is a material witness. I'm not sure how old she is now, but I know there are humane age-appropriate ways to get a witness statement from her. Depositions from children are sometimes taken in the form of drawings, which we know Yu-na is talented at making. That would be a terrific parallel to Si-wan's drawings of his crimes. It would mirror the “family heirloom” hanging in Granny's restaurant.

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The realization that his long campaign may fail in the eleventh hour owing to loss of corroborating witnesses is also exacerbating Do-han's guilt over his inaction.

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I think Yu-na would be 8 years old. She was 7 when she was pushed off the roof and this is a year later, I believe. Although, I would have guessed she was 5-6 from the portrayal of her. Also, although your theory was very interesting, what doctor would keep the fact she was alive from her mother? I can't imagine this part. Even Detective Nam's wife was told he was alive, even if the media was deceived.

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@Ally,

I was having a hard time recalling whether Yu-na was 7 years old -- the "age of reason" at which one is deemed capable of knowing right from wrong, hence the age at which one makes First Confession -- and the age at which one can testify in court, IIRC.

Yup -- the scenario is far-fetched indeed. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Or magical thinking. ;-)

Detective Nam's wife was told he survived so she would help convince him to rat out his master -- and make a plea bargain.

Given the mortality rate for witnesses, I'd be tempted to conceal one under deep cover until I could ensure their safety while delivering the testimonial coup de grace.

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Call that theory a Hail Mary pass. ;-)

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Wow @pakalanapikake! This would be such a twist! But it would be possible based on what I've seen in other Kdramas! They did cremate Yuna but it is possible the body could have been switched. It is very possible Yoon Sr would have found a way to kill her/make her disappear had she survived, knowing all evidence/witnesses disappear, Dohan could have protected her by faking her death and hiding her.
Now, if this were the case, I believe Suji's words about not forgiving him even if Yuna were to come back to life would doubly stand. That would be beyond using Yuna's death to get close to Yoon, but to fake her death and cause all the griefs in order to keep her as a witness and use the mom...it would seem so much more wrong, but again in true Dohan fashion, good elements would also come with bad elements.
If Yuna were alive Suji would hit him as much as cry tears of happiness. Wow! That would be such a twist!

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@Needaname,

Glad you got a kick out of that hypothesis. ;-)

I've been mulling it over some more, and can think of something even more devious. Father Lee could mastermind faking Yu-na's death -- and not tell Do-han. The child will be completely off Yoon's radar. Do-han will have plausible deniability -- and his grief over not reacting fast enough to stop Si-wan will still be genuine. Suji's statement that Father Lee is just as bad as his brother will be true -- but he will have done everything in his power to save her child.

In an early episode, I seem to recall there was an orphanage adjacent to the church, or there might have been a scene with an orphan. (Unless I'm confusing this show with another one, such as DISCOVERY OF ROMANCE, but I don't think I am.)

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Hmm...I don't think Father Lee would have done anything on his own, but could be sheltering Yuna if she is alive for Dohan. I did think Suji's outburst at Father Lee telling him he is just the same as Dohan was kind of out of line, as he is there to support Dohan and listen to his confessions, but he himself I don't believe has initiated any action on his own regarding the revenge, but I guess just knowing and not telling could be seen as being just as guilty as an accomplice.
I don't remember an orphanage but there was that little girl who got lost that Bomi and Kyungsoo encountered and who did find her mom...Ooh, if Yuna is alive it would be such a twist, but we only have 2 hours left...the show should be in wrap up mode and not introduce a new thread...but this show has been so unpredictable! Tomorrow is Monday! As excited as I am, I am also sad this will be the last week, but also ready to let go so our Lookout team can rest too and get some normalcy and peace back into their lives.

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Ah, thanks for the reminder. It was a lost child who was reunited with its mother. Honestly, I've seen enough scenes at churches with orphanages that I got confused.

Heh, I go to great lengths to cook up a scheme to bring Yu-na back -- using the same fake-out that gave Detective Nam an unexpected second chance to redeem himself.

I think that in certain circumstances, Father Lee would rescue someone (as he did when Suji was shot). But I'm not sure it would involve spiriting away a child for an extended period of time.

I'm anticipating at least a couple more twists to be revealed before the Lookouts stand down for good.

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I'm with you! If there are happy endings/events for our Lookouts, I will overlook plot holes and rejoice! Yuna being alive would be a great twist...Dohan somehow being a part of Suji and Yuna's life in the future...I'm in!

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Binge watching this show all weekend so now I'm all caught up. Kim Young Kwang has out done himself.

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Good grief this show! It puts me heart through the wringer! So good. I can't wait to see what happens next. Team Lookout has one more case and one more person to save in Se-won. Let's get it done, Show!

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Does anyone know the name of the ending song? They haven't released it yet and since the drama has already ended, I'm wondering if they ever will..

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