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Red Moon, Blue Sun: Episodes 25-26

Red Cry’s identity is finally revealed, which should feel like a triumphant victory — yet it’s a sad, bittersweet discovery, especially when we see the reasons behind Red Cry’s genesis. Is an honorable motive enough to excuse Red Cry’s actions? Or should vigilantes pay for the crimes they’ve committed, even if their whole lives seem to have been one big punishment for merely existing?

 
EPISODES 25-26 RECAP

As Eun-ho reads “The Leper” to the senior director, Woo-kyung also reads poetry to Se-kyung, and is shocked when Se-kyung seems to wake up from her vegetative state. The doctor confirms that Se-kyung is aware of her surroundings and knows who Woo-kyung is, but Se-kyung just coldly stares at Mom, who looks nervous under her step-daughter’s unblinking gaze.

In the morning, Eun-ho escorts the old director to the children’s center, where he meets with the board of directors to apologize for his son’s actions and to take back control of the center. He’s interrupted by a court representative, who’s there to foreclose on the children’s center since the senior director’s son took out a loan against the building but never paid it back. Red tags on everything!

Since the junior director is also the primary suspect for Red Cry, Ji-heon stops by the maintenance room to ask Eun-ho for copies of CCTV footage from the camera nearest the junior director’s office. Eun-ho says that camera is broken, but offers to give CCTV of the main entrance.

The detective asks Eun-ho if the director hated child abusers, specifically people like Ha-na’s parents. Eun-ho doesn’t think the director would be the type to kill anyone, simply because the director is inherently lazy. Eun-ho’s curious about the person they’re trying to catch, though, since he believes it’s better to not catch the culprit if it means a child could be saved and their abuser punished.

Ji-heon points out that killing isn’t the solution, no matter the motive. Murder is still a crime, and as a detective, it’s his job to catch the criminal. Handing over the CCTV footage, Eun-ho hopes Ji-heon will catch the true culprit. Ji-heon, without hesitation, informs Eun-ho that he definitely will.

Stopping by Woo-kyung’s office, Ji-heon tells Woo-kyung that they found the bloody shoes and the Good Person mask at the director’s house. He wants her opinion on the matter, since Red Cry is supposedly someone who knows her well, and her boss doesn’t seem like the kind of person who could say that about her.

Woo-kyung muses that the director isn’t necessarily a bad person — he’s just not someone who matters to her. Whereas Red Cry seemed to read her mind, the director and she often had disagreements. Ji-heon also doubts that her boss is Red Cry, although the evidence — while mostly circumstantial — does seem to point that way.

Eun-ho visits the director at the police station, but the director is more panicked about his father’s reaction than the fact he’s been accused of murder. He pleads with Eun-ho to ask his father to hire an expensive attorney, but does manage to apologize for the heartless way he treated Eun-ho when Eun-ho was arrested. It doesn’t sound like the most sincere apology, though, especially when he just assumes Eun-ho will forgive him, even though Eun-ho doesn’t say a word.

The senior director is busy trying to figure out how to save the children’s center when Eun-ho returns to the office. He asks Eun-ho how the visit went — apparently the senior director is more interested in what his son did with all that money than the fact his son killed someone.

After learning that his son lost it all due to gambling, the senior director repeatedly hits Eun-ho with his cane, blaming the young man for not keeping a better eye on his son. Angrily, he says he should have kicked Eun-ho out a long time ago, and Woo-kyung rushes forward to intervene and protect Eun-ho.

Later, she gives Eun-ho contact information for a place where he could find a new job and somewhere to live, but Eun-ho doesn’t want her pity. Woo-kyung gently tells him that sometimes the best way to heal a broken relationship is by creating some distance.

Eun-ho muses that so many people are worried about him, since Ji-heon also advised him to get away from the senior director. It seems more like he’s talking to himself when he says there’s nothing to worry about, since he won’t live like this much longer. But he smiles at Woo-kyung, reassuring her that he’ll call the number she gave him.

As soon as she leaves the office, however, Eun-ho throws the paper with the phone number into the trash.

Woo-kyung sits with her sister, patiently helping her with her speech therapy. When they take a break, she asks Se-kyung if she recognizes the drawing of the little girl in the green dress. Se-kyung croaks out that there’s a photo in her bag, which makes Woo-kyung go digging in the storage for Se-kyung’s suitcase.

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Rifling through her sister’s belongings, Woo-kyung finds a collection of old photographs from her childhood. She freezes when sees a photo of her birth mother posing with a young Woo-kyung — who stands next to the little girl in the green dress.

Woo-kyung takes the photo to Mom, asking if she knows who the little girl is, since she doesn’t understand why the three of them would take a photo together, especially without Se-kyung. Mom grumpily tells Woo-kyung that maybe Woo-kyung did know the little girl after all, and maybe Se-kyung just wasn’t around that day.

She tells Woo-kyung not to overthink it, but she seems relieved when she’s able to distract Woo-kyung about the case regarding her boss, who the press reports was also responsible for Ha-na’s father’s death.

Captain Hong is furious that the press got word about the director being implicated in Ha-na’s father’s death. But Ji-heon thinks it’s weird the press reported the director’s involvement, but nothing about the child abuse — which is what they were most worried about, since that would affect public opinion about catching the criminal. Who wants to the police to stop someone who is saving children from their abusers?

Ji-heon’s team point out that this news has destroyed the children’s center, though — there’s no way the center can bounce back from this kind of negative publicity. The emphasis on taking down the children’s center only confirms to Ji-heon that Red Cry can’t be the director — why would he sabotage himself?

The senior director is severely stressed at the thought of all his hard work in creating the center being washed down the drain. He finds the bank books with all the embezzled donations, and Eun-ho calmly tells the senior director that he actually knew about it, since he was the one took the money to the bank.

Shocked, the senior director looks like he’s close to having a heart attack, but Eun-ho — in his quiet, placid demeanor, which seems suddenly chilling — tells the senior director that he’s the one to blame for his son turning out that way. Eun-ho adds that the junior director might be a terrible person, but the senior director is even worse.

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Ji-heon interrogates the junior director, asking him where the mask came from. The director stutters that he just found it on his desk — he runs a children’s center, so it’s not strange that random child-related things appear in his office. Ji-heon demands he look at the shoes as well, and the director realizes with surprise that they’re not his — he ties his laces differently.

Ji-heon pulls out a photo of the shoes from Eun-ho’s room, and the director confirms that those are actually his, based on his unique way tying the laces.

The children center’s board members are prepared to hand over the center to another foundation — they don’t really have a choice, given the circumstances. They ask Woo-kyung to help them convince the senior director to sign over the center, since they know she holds some sway with the old man.

Eun-ho completely empties his tiny room at the center, throwing out most of his belongings. He goes to the director’s mansion, where he uses his sweet angelic face to convince the housekeeper that she should take the day off and that he’ll take care of the director for the afternoon.

The senior director is busy polishing his hunting rifle when Eun-ho enters the office. He tells the old man that the children’s center is closed, and that there’s a lot of debt, which infuriates the old man, especially when Eun-ho calmly says that it’s all over.

Eun-ho pulls down book after book of poetry and sets it down on the director’s desk, telling the old man that there’s no way for the center to operate any more. The old man asks if Eun-ho is happy, and Eun-ho admits he feels relief because now he can do what he’s always wanted.

He opens up a book of poetry as if to do what he’s always done, to read a poem to comfort the director. Instead Eun-ho rips out the pages, at first slowly, then faster and faster, tearing out handfuls from the book’s spine. Eun-ho stares directly at the director as he destroys book after book in his frenzy, scattering torn paper all over the office.

Ji-heon and Soo-young rush to Eun-ho’s room at the children’s center, but of course he’s gone. The only thing that’s left behind is the pair of shoes that had been returned him when he was proven innocent in Hyung-pyo’s case, and a flash drive.

The flash drive contains CCTV evidence from the supposedly broken camera, showing Eun-ho entering and leaving the director’s office at the times when Red Cry’s horror website was in use. There’s no reason for Eun-ho to hide his involvement anymore.

Following the request from the board of directors, Woo-kyung arrives at the director’s mansion. She’s surprised to see Eun-ho there, and Eun-ho says that he’s taking care of the senior director who’s sick. He reassures her that he only came to say goodbye to the director, and that he’s planning to take her advice and move on.

Relieved, Woo-kyung asks Eun-ho to pass along the message from the board for her. As Woo-kyung stands to leave, Eun-ho muses that he can’t believe the junior director is Red Cry. Woo-kyung seems just as suspicious as I am that Eun-ho knows about the director supposedly being Red Cry, since that was definitely not mentioned in the news report. Except for Ji-heon’s team, no one could know about it — unless Eun-ho is Red Cry.

She returns to the mansion, looking for Eun-ho, but instead finds the senior director seated at his desk, dead, his mouth gruesomely filled with the torn poetry pages.

Entering the room, Eun-ho says that he wanted to comfort the senior director one last time by stuffing him full of the poetry the old man loved. Noting the shotgun in Eun-ho’s hand, Woo-kyung pleads with Eun-ho to turn himself him.

Instead, Eun-ho reminds her that he’s figured out the dream he used to have — the one with the big desk. That desk was the senior director’s. As a child, Eun-ho read poetry to comfort the old man, and it’s implied that the senior director also sexually abused Eun-ho as a child during those poetry readings. That’s why Eun-ho said that sometimes it’s good not to remember things.

Woo-kyung’s phone buzzes — it’s Ji-heon, which doesn’t surprise Eun-ho, since he’s realized that Ji-heon is smart enough to have deduced where Woo-kyung is. Eun-ho raises the shotgun and points it at Woo-kyung’s head, telling her to answer it.

Worried, Ji-heon asks if Woo-kyung is with the senior director. Woo-kyung truthfully admits that she is, but then lies that she doesn’t know Eun-ho’s whereabouts. Ji-heon warns her that Eun-ho is Red Cry and that he’s dangerous, warning her to get out of the mansion as soon as she can.

After Woo-kyung hangs up, Eun-ho sighs that Ji-heon is too good at what he does — he put Eun-ho on the spot, making Eun-ho reveal himself sooner than he would have liked.

Eun-ho confiscates her phone and turns it off, then orders her to drive away from Seoul. He sits in the backseat, pointing the shotgun at her, but Woo-kyung asks him to put down the gun — she’s willing to drive him wherever he wants without the use of force.

By the time the detectives arrive at the mansion, Woo-kyung and Eun-ho are long gone. Ji-heon and Soo-young shocked when they find the dead director, and Ji-heon immediately realizes the situation, putting out an APB on Woo-kyung’s car.

As Woo-kyung drives to the seaside, Eun-ho reveals the truth about Red Cry. It started when Eun-ho bumped into Dr. Park at the children’s center and discovered they both were furious about Ji-hye’s case. That’s when the two of them created the secret website, inviting others with a similar mindset to join them — which included Ha-jung.

Eun-ho was the one who wrote the letter to Ji-hye, the one that mentioned a massage parlor — which is how he was able to lure her to the amusement park, since she was hopeful about getting a new job. Dr. Park felt so guilty about killing Ji-hye that he took his own life afterwards.

Eun-ho was shocked when his parter-in-crime killed himself, and didn’t do anything else until he saw Ha-na and her mother scavenging in the trash near the children’s center. That’s when he figured out they were living at the center, and he killed Ha-na’s mother.

He muses that he must not be as good a person as Dr. Park, since he didn’t feel any guilt over killing the woman — he was just pleased to have rescued a child.

Eun-ho also met So-ra’s mother both through the mother’s forum, and what he knew of So-ra’s situation from the center. He was disappointed when So-ra’s mother backed out at the last minute from killing her husband, but Eun-ho reiterates that he must not be a good person because he had no qualms in killing the man.

Woo-kyung wonders how Eun-ho figured out that Ha-na had a younger sibling that had been killed, and Eun-ho says that it was just intuition — and the knowledge that the more cruel someone is, the less they can endure pain, which is how he tortured her father to reveal the truth.

Woo-kyung wonders about the message he sent as Red Cry, saying that he “knew her well.” Eun-ho explains that he recognized the look in her eyes — it’s the same as the look he saw in all the abused children’s eyes.

When she asks about Ha-jung, Eun-ho admits that when he saw Bit-na at the children’s center, he felt betrayed. One of Red Cry’s founding members turned out to be no better than the abusers they were punishing. Eun-ho simply left Ha-jung’s fate to be decided based on her conscience.

Woo-kyung calls Eun-ho irresponsible, since in his blind pursuit of doing what he believes to be right, he ignored the fact that Bit-na ultimately loved and needed her mother, but now the girl feels responsible for her mother’s death. Angry, Eun-ho says that he helped free her — brainwashed kids don’t know when they’re brainwashed. He did the right thing!

They reach their final destination, which is at the end of a pier. Eun-ho says that he wanted to come back here, since this is where his mother abandoned him when he was a baby.

Eun-ho asks if Woo-kyung was the one who wrote the story on the secret website about the boy falling down the stairs. He admits it confused him a little, since it reminded him of Shi-wan’s story, even though the details didn’t fully match up. Woo-kyung says Ji-heon coached her to help lure Red Cry, and Eun-ho sighs over the fact that he fell for it.

Speaking of Ji-heon, the detectives continue to speed to the nearest place where Woo-kyung’s car was last spotted. When Eun-ho purposefully turns on Woo-kyung’s phone, that gives them a direct location. The detectives and the local police race to the destination that Chan-wook pinpoints via Woo-kyung’s GPS signal.

Back at the pier, Eun-ho admits he’s a little envious of Ji-heon, since the detective is the kind of person who never to seems to waver, and just pushes forward with what he believes. According to Eun-ho, the kind of person without any concerns is the kind of person who never experienced true suffering in life.

The distant sound of police sirens gets Eun-ho’s attention, although he seems unsurprised that Ji-heon’s so close. Eun-ho grabs the shotgun and orders Woo-kyung to get out of the car.

As the cop cars and SWAT team swarm the pier, Eun-ho stands at the edge, the shot-gun pointed at Woo-kyung. Ji-heon yells at him to not do anything foolish — Woo-kyung hasn’t done anything wrong, so she doesn’t need to be punished.

Eun-ho quietly tells Woo-kyung to step back, and Woo-kyung worriedly asks if Eun-ho’s going to incite the police into killing him. Eun-ho assures her that he’s going to kill her. When Ji-heon yells at him to put down the gun and talk, Eun-ho fires a warning shot in the air.

Tears streaming down her face, Woo-kyung pleads with Eun-ho to explain why he’s doing this to her. Eun-ho says that Woo-kyung should stop trying to find out who the little girl in the green dress is, because once she does remember who the little girl is, Woo-kyung will end up just like him.

The moment Eun-ho remembered what that desk was from his dreams, his life became unbearable. Eun-ho insists that it’s better for Woo-kyung to die than live with the misery of the truth. Woo-kyung says that true pain is seeing a terrified child standing in front of her with a murderous gaze in his eyes.

Anyone can become outraged about what happened to them, but not everyone can become a murder. Trembling, Eun-ho says that he’s not a murderer — he saved those children! Woo-kyung points out that she’s a mother — if he kills her, what will become of her daughter? Eun-ho will have harmed Eun-seo, not helped her. He’s not a hero — he’s just a killer.

She desperately pleads with Eun-ho to drop the gun. Eun-ho slowly lowers the shotgun, and dazedly wonders where his mother would have gone after she left him in such a picturesque place. As tears fall from his eyes, Eun-ho cocks the shotgun and points it at Woo-kyung. A shot rings out.

In a dreamlike sequence, child Woo-kyung chases her sister around in a greenhouse. She calls out Se-kyung’s name until the girl turns around — it’s the little girl in the green dress. That’s the memory from the photograph, where her birth mother posed with both girls — with both sisters.

The shot that rang out on the pier was actually from Ji-heon’s gun, firing at Eun-ho in order to protect Woo-kyung. The bullet hits Eun-ho’s chest, and Eun-ho topples to the ground. Ji-heon rushes over, desperate to save Eun-ho — but Eun-ho dies just as the paramedics arrive.

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COMMENTS

It feels weird to end on such a deep, emotional note while having the urge to gleefully crow, “I knew it!” Yet here I am, proud as peacock that I was right both about Red Cry and the little girl in the green dress. Admittedly, I’ve gone through a lot of theories over the course of this show, but Eun-ho being Red Cry and Se-kyung being the little girl in the green dress were the ones I was most loyal to, so it’s relief to finally have those suspicions validated.

I’m mildly baffled over the fact that Woo-kyung doesn’t seem to remember what her little sister looked like. My instinctive reaction when she found the photo in Se-kyung’s suitcase was “Aha! So this is proof that Se-kyung is the little girl!” Yet Woo-kyung genuinely believed it was someone else, not her sister — until the threat of death apparently brought back the memory. Which means there’s definitely something more devious going on — even though we’ve solved the Red Cry mystery, Woo-kyung’s childhood mystery still needs to be addressed, hopefully in a way that will provide healing and not make her want to take over the vigilante role left behind by Eun-ho’s capture (and his death, although I’m not ready to accept it just yet. I live in blind, foolish hope that the paramedics were able to save him!).

Poor Eun-ho, though. I know this is a drama about children being abused, but it doesn’t stop me from being freshly horrified each week as we discover just how truly depraved and awful people can be. Killing is never the answer, but I don’t know if I can blame Eun-ho for his extreme reactions. Maybe he does have something psychologically wrong with him since he doesn’t feel guilt over killing people, but he’s also had to grow up in an environment where the safest thing to do was stifle his emotions and just find a way to survive. Ugh. I hate thinking about how the senior director — who ran an orphanage and a children’s counseling center — could get away with so many years of child abuse. Again, it wasn’t explicitly said, but I’m pretty sure the senior director sexually assaulted Eun-ho when he was a boy. Who wants a pedophile running a children’s center??? How can I get mad at Eun-ho destroying the directors’ lives, when if it weren’t for him, no one would have discovered what they were really like? Besides, Eun-ho risked everything for vengeance, even deciding to end his own pitiful life — sure, maybe he didn’t pull the trigger, but he definitely knew that he wasn’t going to be leaving that pier alive.

I’m left to wonder, though, about the rest of Red Cry. Yes, Eun-ho helped start it and was the primary member. Yes, two of the other founding members killed themselves. But what about the other members? Those anonymous users on the website must still be somewhere, harboring ill-will towards abusers and wanting justice. Just because Ji-heon’s cut off the head, doesn’t mean the body can’t somehow continue to wriggle on and continue its vigilante mission to punish child abusers.

Or maybe this is, indeed, the end of Red Cry — but it seems like it’s just the beginning for Woo-kyung, who will hopefully finally get answers (and closure) about the little girl in the green dress and the missing childhood memories.

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Watching this show is the televisual equivalent of ongoing systematic abuse following by a giant necessary catharsis that leaves you dead.
So it may be one of the best written things I've watched ever - and that's a big call since they still have a few episodes to go.

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I feel like a bad person for admitting this, but Red Cry's latest murder stage was morbidly beautiful. *runs away* Now, on to the more important things!

Lee Eun-ho!!
Listening to his backstories, I think this is the first time I felt this heartbroken for a villain after Forest of Secrets. Woo-kyung described him astutely by the end: inside, Eun-ho was still a frightened child trapped in adult body with years worth histories of abuse and abandonment. He did try cutting ties with people who wronged him, but in the most tragic irony, he was very much the adult they made him to be. The abuse shaped him into who he is now, and he wasn't capable to see another way except killing to solve those problems.

I felt like Eun-ho saw himself reflected in those children's lives, and he tried his hardest to save and avenge them, almost as if he did that to his younger self. I can understand now why he judged Bit-na and Ha-na's mom as harshly when reconciliation is still possible and there was extenuating circumstances in Ha-na's case. Red Cry's code of justice reflected Eun-ho's bitterness over his childhood trauma. He saw those incidents (the abuse framed as love and the neglect) from child's point-of-view, a clear black-and-white situation that felt maddeningly personal, without any consideration for the whole story or the other perspective. He reacted to those cases the way he wanted adults to react to his situation when he was younger and helpless, and he expected everyone to agree with his view. I think that's exactly why he seems so rattled and hurt when Woo-kyung's words about him being a murderer finally penetrated his mind.

I hope with all my heart that they'll save Eun-ho's life because I want him to understand the real meaning of breaking away from his painful past. And I also want him to see that there's indeed another way to save those children without him becoming the worse version of the people he judged. And most of all, because I felt that his death would be quite an emotional blow for Ji-heon. When Eun-ho wistfully told Woo-kyung about how jealous he was toward Ji-heon and his uncomplicated view of the world, I really wanted Eun-ho to know the real Ji-heon. Because here is a guy who, I think, successfully broke away from his past to become the functional adult he is now. And I feel that from their most recent interactions, these two could bring light, healing, hope, and genuine bond to each other.

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Love this: "Eun-ho was still a frightened child trapped in adult body". This might justify why Eun-ho loves to play with kids, good with kids, and love seeing the kids' smiling.

This episode really broke my heart.... :(

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I’m all caught up on this show and the wait each week is killing me. Honestly the pacing is just REALLY well done. They’re revealing enough each episode that I’m fulfilled, but always leave me wanting more by the end. Thus the cliffhangers end up driving me crazy!

I’d still love to know more about our two detectives, but with the end being near I’m not holding out much hope now. I’m not sure WHY they draw me in so much when we know so little about them. I honestly can’t remember such a draw from other characters in recent memory. Kudos to all the main actors/actresses, they’re so on point. There were brief snippets in the initial episodes and since then it’s been all focused on Red Cry and Woo Kyung (which I’m fine with, they’re wonderfully damaged characters).

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I think we'll get a chance to explore their lives a bit more in the last six episodes! I certainly hope so anyway

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I wonder if Eunho is Sekyung's son?!? How long was Sekyung in coma for? Maybe too far of a catch, but I loved this episode too.

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I don't think so... Se-kyung is younger than Woo-kyung. WK might be around late 30s or early 40s, so SK is around mid 30s I guess. EH looks like he's in his mid 20s. If your theory is right, SK must have EH in her teens... And I don't think either WK or her mother has mentioned about SK having a child. What they've mentioned several times is that SK has left home for the US for around 10 years, then when she came back, she got the accident.

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you're right.. lol I got too excited with this story

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thanks for the recap~
oooff~ this is the type of drama that you didn't want to be right with your theories~

The scenes at the pier, so hauntingly beautiful. I like how the cinematography complements the plot so nicely. Often times, the beautiful cinematography is used to cover the flaw, but this drama, everything fit together beautifully (I feel wrong using this word to describe this drama tho)
But that image of SD with papers stuffed in his mouth, yikes~

Now that EH said that, I wonder if something similar happened to SK aka green dress girl? and why WK seems to erased/alter her memories? Is this part of what her dad doing? and I wonder how far or what stepmom know~

p.s. I'm glad I give this 2 beans even though it is an ongoing drama~
finally, my sense of picking a good drama is back... hahahaha

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maybe the most beautiful and heart wrenching death scene I've seen in a drama to date...
I didn't miss the part where WooKyung asked EunHo who told him about the place he was abandoned and he changed the subject, there are still more mysteries to be solved about this strange and heartening character.

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I'm sad that Eun Ho had to die that way after enduring so much pain throughout his life. He was like a child trapped in an adult body, he never had the chance to experience anything close to a normal childhood. I admit i found it a little weird that he was so close to kids but it all makes sense to me now. I don't agree with murder but I think Eun Ho having lived with the abuse until he was an adult was thinking that if he didn't stop it now those kids would be abused forever like he was.

Eun Ho telling Woo Kyung that its better not to find out about her past is something i can kind of agree with. I was a mute at school from the ages of 4 to 7, i just wouldn't say a word until i left the gates and as hard as I've tried to remember what happened there, I think its better that I don't, i'm definitely not the type to handle trauma well. So it doesn't shock me that Woo Kyung couldn't remember her sisters face.

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Several things. I'm up to episode 15 and let's just say this show has be [email protected]#$ed up. Now onto the episode.

I don't feel bad for the way Eun Ho killed the directer. There is nothing more evil than harming a child. The directer was a disgusting, shitty, child beating pedophile. He deserved everything inch of the paper down his throat. The books didn't deserve the destruction though.

Eun Ho unfortunately wanted suicide by cop. It's sad that he felt the need to do that, but it was 100% in character. He lost his two anchors (awful though they may have been) the director and his son. He had no reason to live and so he died where his mother died.

This is a beautiful, horrible drama, and I just adore it.

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even though murder is murder and it's a bad thing, I can understand why Eun-ho did that to the head Director. Eun-ho must have planned this for years....

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So, how could Eun-ho remembers he was left in that pier when he was a baby (around 2 if not mistaken). A child in that age doesn't remember that kind of detail.. Someone must have told him. But who?

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I really hate the idea that Eun Ho instinctively taking the blame for the murder of the Director might mirror him taking the blame for all of Red Cry's crimes. And what this means about just how manipulative and cynical Red Cry could possibly be.

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even if EH is taking all the blames, this means that after EH dies, there won't be any killings for kids' abusers.

I've been thinking about Red Cry is doing Street Justice by killings those who have done wrong to their kids. Those people deserve to be punished. But is it actually to hard to really punish those kids' abuser as a matter of fact those cases are hardly be reported.

This is so similar in "Mothers" when Soo-jin tried to report Yoon Bok's abuse, but police couldn't punish the mother as lacking of evidence; and YB herself didn't say she was abused (she usually said, she fell down, or something else).

By giving the facts it's too hard to get the evidence, Red Cry is going around to kill... :(

It's too early for Red Cry to die...wondering if EH is not the only RC.

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I'm crying with no tears right now (especially about that sexual abuse scene). Eun Ho doesn't deserve to die. He needed help; counselling, a guiding hand... a loving mother. I can't help but replay scenes where Woo Kyung defended him from his abusers. She acted as a mother towards him; shielding him, stroking him gently, asking if he's alright. If he had someone like her in his childhood...
Ji Heon... he's gonna torture himself after realizing he killed a man. The look in his eyes at the pier indicated that he cares about Eun Ho and wanted to help.

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While everyone's comments are so eloquent and precise, let me be crude and ask something- why did ji heon shoot him in the chest? He could've aimed at his arm or leg. Isn't it protocol to just disarm the person and not actually shoot a vital point? He wasn't running away either. And although he was about to pull the trigger, JH could've just incapacitated him by aiming at some other body part.

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It's hard to aim properly at moving target from a gun, even if you're seasoned shooter, and police officer most definitely aren't. Plus if person on the other end is armed and dangerous, priority is to make sure he is unable to hurt anyone else not not to kill him.

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I thought the exact same thing! And I also thought it was Soo-young who did it? I mean, why would Ji-heon shoot him in the heart and then run and beg him not to die with a shock on his face? Soo-young is more likely to be impulsive than Ji-heon...sooo..

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No it was JH. You could see him pulling the trigger and that flash of light (I think?) which accompanies it.

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For me, maybe because eun ho is mentally unstable,so therer chance he might kill wk. happened before in my country,a mentally unstable father,he forgot to take his medicine,thus he got angry and killed his wife at dawn.they have 2 daughters(both also hurt,i think one of them got her fingers cut,and police had no choice but to shoot him dead.because he was likely kill them too.btw,sorry for my weird English.

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He was wielding a snub-nose revolver. Frankly he was lucky to hit the guy at all at the distance he fired. You 'aim for the center of mass' and maybe you'll hit the chest or the hip or the neck or the arm. Maybe.

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When I was watching the episode my mind was refusing to accept that Eunho was probably sexually abused, but after cooling down I see that the scene states that as clear as it can, they didn't show old director raising his hand, or smth like that. They show him placing his hands on little boy's shoulder accompanied by EH's quoting how director used to say that 'he loves him how he loves poetry'. And honestly that mofo deserved to lose everything and die, and I support EH's vengeance at that extent.
That being said, the last 2 episodes really belonged to Eunho. From the beginning, we're all praising Sun-ah and Yi-kyung, but everyone else was in the background and now I applaud to Eunho's actor (I'm willing to see more of his works in the future) he was really good. I think clever writing along with his portrayal was the main reason why most of us were like 'yeah he might be RC but is he really tho?' but as soon as his story began to unfod you could see how much of a tormented soul he was/ That tearing books scene gave me chills and final moments when he tearfully wonders where his mother would have gone after leaving him broke my heart. He could be so much more if only he met the right people in his life.

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Sadly Cha Hakyeon aka N is going to be enlisted soon since he's at that age. He's been in several shows before this though - The Good Wife, Sassy Go-Go, Tunnel, Familiar Wife, usually as a secondary character. When he's not acting, he's the leader, main dancer and vocalist in the boy group VIXX.

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I'm pretty sure the Good Wife wasn't a drama he was in? You're probably thinking of Ms.Perfect/The Perfect Wife which yes -- it's a different show ^^
He'll probably return to acting after enlistment and of course he'll be greatly missed but maybe we'll see him mature as an actor after serving! Of course I wouldn't expect him to go into lead roles or anything but I'd like to see him continue taking on interesting and complicated characters like EunHo.

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You are right. He was one of the supporting characters that worked at the band in familiar wife which is what I think she meant.

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Yes but he was also in the Perfect Wife where he was the brother of the antagonist (His character's name was Brian)

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I probably missed a couple of shows but yeah did mean Perfect Wife. Different places calls the dramas by different names too. It's all good though, and I do love that he had been talking about wanting to try his hand at playing a villain before.

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Eun Ho was really a pitiful character. He was sexualy abused and he never could leave the person who did that.

He's clearly not alone as Red Cry. His explication about the fact he understood that the brother/sister of Ha Na was killed just by watching her was very weak. I'm pretty sure that is the psy who had this information.

I'm curious about Ji Heon. Did he really have a normal childhood? Eun Ho always was jealous of him because of that. I think it will be hard for Ji Heon because he killed Eun Ho, he will feel guilty.

So the little girl is the little sister. So who is the woman in the coma?

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Y’all, I think I just had an epiphany about what one of the final twists this writer has up her sleeve for the finale is and it has to do with Ji Heon and Eun Ho. It’s been catching my eye for a long time now in this show, but I find JH and EH’s relationship to be very intriguing and I think the writer has definitely put some hidden messages in between the lines of this duo’s interactions. I’ll put some food for thought questions here before I give my theory about these two in the next recap.

1. Why do they hate each other so much?

From the get-go JH’s verbal and body language has implied a dislike for EH and likewise EH has made no secret that he’s not a fan of JH. It’s strange that they harbor such strong grudges against the other just because EH was deemed an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time in a previous case. It’s even more strange considering this episode in particular makes it obvious that the two actually do like each other deep down (ex. JH calling him EH-ya after shooting him and EH wanting JH to be the one to kill him). I’m starting to wonder that maybe their hatred is just them projecting their own anger at themselves on the other and that those inner frustrations stem from the Boy A case. Which brings me to question 2…

2. What is it about the Boy A case that is making it such a sore subject for both?

There’s definitely more to this case considering it ended over a decade ago, but JH still acts like EH is suspicious despite admitting himself he doesn’t think EH is the culprit. Perhaps he feels guilty because the case was closed prematurely and is taking it out on EH? Also, it strikes me as extreme that EH harbors such a bitterness for police just because they questioned him as a suspect once as well as his comeback to JH’s suspicions that police only see what they want to see. What is it during that case that EH so badly wanted JH to notice and why does he feel he needs to avoid the police because of it?

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More Food For Thought Questions:

3. Why did EH choose JH to be the one to capture/kill him?

I originally thought this choice was just because EH felt close to JH after their chat in the previous episode when JH gave him advice as a “brother,” but now I think there’s more to it than just that. It’s clear that he orchestrated his death so that JH specifically would be the one to do the deed, which would ensure that JH is in charge of the case after EH’s inevitable death. There’s also the matter of EH questioning JH before choosing to give him the CCTV footage, as if he was testing him. Then finally the coroner’s words in the beginning of the show about method of suicide saying something about the person, leads me to believe that EH’s decision to die by JH’s hand was above all because he trusted him. But what is it that he was trusting him with that he was so certain that only JH would notice/figure out?

4. Did anyone else find EH’s repetition of “I guess I’m not a good person” in his confession to WK odd?

First, there’s an irony that a guy that believes he’s not a good person would choose to wear a “Good Person” mask in a vigilante crusade to save children. Second, I feel like a psychopath killer that is unbothered by killing a person would not feel a need to explain to his next victim that he’s not a good person. And finally, his repetition of the phrase sounds awfully like something that someone brainwashed to believe something would say…

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I admit i have been reading the recaps and only watched the past few episodes (will marathon the whole thing when I have more time, currently in dissertation writing mode) but I am caught up to the current episodes this week and all I have to say is I can't wait to marathon and see if the signs were there in early episodes.

All I know from the episodes I have seen this show is brilliantly acted, extremely suspenseful, and so incredibly sad. While this is just a drama, the reality is there are children who live these lives in real life.

I can't wait to see the recapper's input on the next two episodes.

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I don't belive Eun Ho is Red Cry, he may be responsible for HaNa's father death and SD because they are similar, but I just don't believe he is ringleader and mastermind behind Red Cry, I already wrote that he didn't strike as someone with leadership qualities, and quite meek and gentle, and in this episode with his explanation that he met all the known accomplices personally before recruiting them I'm sure I'm right, because I don't believe people like a doctor or BitNa's mother would look up to EunHo and treat him as equal, forget about taking direction from him, there is too much of socio-economic gap between them, especially for snob like BitNa's mother.

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I Don't Think Bit Na's mother actually knew Eun Ho maybe she was recruited through the doctor.
Honestly I think it's too late to try to introduce someone else as Red Cry and Eun Ho is soft spoken and may seem meek but it's showin that he can be manipulative and is a smart person.

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While I could never agree with the crimes Eun Ho committed, I could understand why he thought that was his only way, and that effing director had it coming.
And while it was implied but not said out loud I am taking it that Eun Ho was sexually abused by the director and it makes me wonder if Eun Ho is his only victim or did he use the center for something more nefarious.

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On a lighter note I couldn't help but chuckle seeing Eun Ho with the rifle in the car all I could think about is how awkward it must be handling the rifle in a such a small space, it did relieve some of the tension.

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It's not over. I bet Red Cry isn't just one person and I doubt EH orchestrated the whole thing by himself. More twists to come.

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I'm always awed when an idol actor takes on a role like this. Whether he or she is a good actor is unrelated. It's their courage to drop their sweet, model persona and try difficult, different things that I find admirable. Well done, N!

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I don't think this is the end of Red Cry, and I'm not even sure Eun-Ho was the head. At the very least I'm guessing that because there's still more episodes to come and I don't think they'll fill it entirely with Woo-Kyung's mystery. I still have suspicions about the psychiatrist, who is creepy to the max every time I see him. I also doubt Woo-Kyung and her narration, though I'm loosening up on that over time.

I feel so, so bad for Eun-Ho. Seeing people who have plumbed the absolute lows of psychological depths, I know it's not easy to feel emotions like you used to. I don't think he was a psychopath, or a sociopath, I think he became numb after hitting the rocks at the bottom. There's only so much a person can take in their lifetime, though the limit changes person to person.

That he still had love and compassion for children, no matter how it manifested as a Red Cry avatar, shows that he was still capable of the kind of emotions psychopaths and sociopaths lack. It's also a great sign of his mentality: he had so much love and preference for children, and wanted to see them smiling, but seemed to become invisible and faded into background scenes when around adults.

It makes me love his relationship with Woo-Kyung even more. She actively protected him against the people who hurt him multiple times, and she spoke to him, and she was one of the very few people - if not the only one? - to be regretful for hurting him (after she hit him when she found him with Eun-Seo in the greenhouse).

What I liked, and what hurt me, is how genuinely upset Ji-Heon was at this turn of events. He didn't enjoy having been right in his suspicions on any level, and in the end he didn't feel vindictive towards Eun-Ho. He was upset at shooting him, and not just because he shot a person, but because it was Eun-Ho. I liked Eun-Ho. I wanted better for him.

I hope he's not dead, but after that final scene, I'm pretty sure he is.

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Red Cry last kill...no sympathy at all.

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On a lighter note, that 'good guy' mask creeps me out, every single time it appears on screen!

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