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Class of Lies: Episode 7-8 Open Thread

We’ve reached the halfway point in Class of Lies, and the game of cat and mouse is in full gear. The only problem is, I’m not even sure who’s the cat and who’s the mouse anymore. Our hero is also faced with yet another challenge: he only has ten days to get to the bottom of well, everything, before the case gets shelved.

 
EPISODES 7-8 WEECAP

The fire suppression system quickly takes care of the fiery death trap laid for Moo-hyuk in the secret photo room — but it seems that the trap was more of a warning than anything. Moo-hyuk quickly learns that one of the Hallowed Quartet knows his real identity. Not about to back down now that he’s been challenged, Moo-hyuk runs another in-class scenario that gets the kids reliving the Jung Soo-ah scenario, from the stalking, to the photos, to the lack of evidence if the photos are destroyed.

It’s enough to put some serious psychic pressure on the Quartet. Ye-ri and Ki-hoon are at each other’s throats worse than ever over Jung Soo-ah, and Tae-ra flips out on Beom-jin, saying she knows about him and Soo-ah. (Am I missing something? We saw her remember seeing them together, but I’m not sure why she’s reacting to it now when she had the entire show to confront him on this.) Beom-jin seems genuinely caught off-guard which is surprising for someone who is always in charge of every interaction. Clearly something is cooking.

In fact, the only person that refuses to believe that there’s something cooking at Cheonmyung is the homeroom teacher So-hyun, whom I’ve been finding painfully naive. Eventually, thanks to Seo Yoo-na (the only good seed at Cheonmyung), So-hyun learns more about Han-soo’s case, and slowly begins to recognize the corruption at the school.

Though technically she and Moo-hyuk both want to prove Han-soo’s innocence, they are coming at it from opposite angles, and continue to butt heads. Moo-hyuk tells So-hyun her problem is that she wants to fix things without hurting anyone, and that that’s no way to fight the people they’re dealing with. I have to say, I’m with Moo-hyuk on this one. In the world of Class of Lies, you can’t fight corruption and evil with rose petals and unicorns. And once So-hyun gets a closer look at Cheonmyung, she begins to agree with him. Finally!

In terms of Jung Soo-ah’s murder, this week’s episodes pretty much cleared Ki-hoon. He might have stalked her, and he might be 99% awful, but he didn’t kill her. We also learn that he’s the one who knows Moo-hyuk’s true identity, thanks to his connections at the law firm.

Ki-hoon might seem like the weakest link in the Hallowed Quartet, but he actually knows more than he lets on, and plays dumb to his advantage. He’s got his own informant, and it looks like he’s suspicious of his father’s connection to Jung Soo-ah — and he’s not the only one. Moo-hyuk thinks he might be the speed dial number “0” (the person whom Soo-ah serviced), and sets out to prove it.

Tae-ra’s piano recital is the perfect place. Moo-hyuk has an awesome pseudo-sting operation set up wherein he’s listening to Manager Lee crash the recital and threaten to expose all the favors done for the VIP students. Moo-hyuk is soooo close to getting info when Prosecutor Cha storms in ready to raise hell.

After some convincing from both Moo-hyuk and So-hyun, Prosecutor Cha lets Manager Lee go this time, convinced that “he’s just the tail” as Moo-hyuk said, and that they need him to be able to find the head. Moo-hyuk might be searching for speed dial “0,” but speed dial “3” is Prosecutor Cha’s boss — so now she’s even more on board.

Feeling the heat from Moo-hyuk’s investigation, Beom-jin warns him not to dig any closer into the case. I guess he’s given up on playing innocent now, because this master manipulator looks like anything but. For Moo-hyuk, of course, his warning is as effective as throwing dry wood on a burning fire.

Beyond solving the case, Moo-hyuk wants everyone in the school to pay for their crimes — and he’s more than willing to commit a few of them himself to get there. With the help of his pal, Moo-hyuk hacks his main suspects’ phones while they sit in his class taking a math test. It’s a nail-biter of a scene for something so simple, and we’re left with a wicked cliffhanger — and a few more breadcrumbs. Not only is Jung Soo-ah’s escort photo all over Beom-jin’s phone, but Beom-jin himself is inches away from catching Moo-hyuk in the act of copying the phone data. He reaches out for his phone, and the episodes cuts.

And now we wait. And speculate.

 
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Really loved how Moo-hyuk knocked some sense into So-hyun. There is nothing wrong with believing in your students but there is a line between trusting someone and doubting them. So happy that they are working together now with Prosecutor Cha.

In my heart, Ki-hoon and Beom-jin have been fighting on who is the most interesting character on this show since I equally loved both actors in Avengers Social Club. I know both are bad and Beom-jin is proving to be more evil than what I had assumed, but I'll give it to Ki-hoon this week.

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Did you notice Beom-jin's eyes when she's kissing Tae-ra after her tantrum in the dressing room? He looks so evil.... And poor Tae-ra felt like Beom-jin is liking her more and more....

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I couldn't even pity Tae-ra because she is just as bad as Beon-jin. I think Beom-jin has something up on his sleeves and I couldn't wait to see what kind of evil deed he is planning to do next week. It actually feels weird to be interested in who's badder in a show full of baddies but Class of Lies is proving to be an exception.

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I'm not watching the drama, but I can't help but be on the lookout for comments about Jun's acting. ^^; Guess this means he's doing well. I'll check out a scene or two.

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He's doing good, but to be honest he is playing "stone cold killah" for now so it's not like there is a lot to do for him.

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Jun is good ! Before this week episodes, I didn't even know if he's good or pure evil or both.. 😣

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I kind of feel like it's an everybody-loved-the-dead-girl situation - Ki-hoon obviously had feelings for her even if he's a scumbag, but there've been lots of dropped hints that Beom-jin actually had something with her. It doesn't make me suspect him less, though. That guy is cold. On the other hand, I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for Ki-hoon. He does everything wrong, but he also seems like someone who can be set back on the right path, given the right influences and conditions.

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If we are getting any redemption arc in this show I hope it'll be Ki-hoon's because although I think the quartet is all kinds of interestingly evil, I don't feel anything for the girls and Beom-jin seems too nonredeemable. Beom-jin seems to have more involvement in this case seeing how he tries to bury the Soo-ah issue.

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When Ki Hoon asked Moo Hyuk about the people behind Soo Ah's death, he looked scared and unsure but also curious at the same time. That's when I know he's basically just a kid..

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I can't stand her, she is also hypocrite to boot, so high and mighty about protecting students but in the end engaging another of her student (the radio girl) in the matter and putting her in danger way. I wonder if the character really is representation of "good teacher" or try to mock this notion.

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We will not know if the character is mocking the "good teachers" but it would be interesting if she has something up on her sleeves but she is being pretty good so far. I do not find her interesting at all but I don't hate her either.

The bad guys are more interesting in this show than the good ones so it was really a delight to see Moo-hyuk as the protagonist because he is in the line between good and evil.

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Agree, and I find Byung Ho pretty interesting too, he looks like pitiful victim but he is willing to cross any lines to protect himself and his sister too.

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The students are more interesting than the teachers (minus Moo-hyuk). I suspect that it was Beom-jin who put Byung-ho in the equation and that he played a big part in Soo-ah's death.

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I found the So-Hyun's anger against Moo-Hyuk for the trial too strong. He couldn't do anything, his client hidding things. The fact he showed Soo Ah under a bad angle, it's because he didn't have a lot choices. But what So Hyun could expect when Han Soo was tried for murder.

At least, she finaly understood she was useless as a good teacher and needed help.

For the students, they are very interesting. The fact they're all bad make pretty fun to watch.

Beom Jin had clearly a story with Soo Ah. I'm curious what type : love, hate, etc.

I hope teachers will apply the "Divide and Rule" to punish them.

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I really want to be a part of discussion, here but I am far behind on this show TT. I need time ><!

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You can still join! We're only halfway through so there's still a lot of time to catch up (if real life allows you). Hehe

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"If real life allows you.."

True.. ㅠㅠ

For me, it's so hard to even make time to watch 2 hours drama in a week..

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I'm watching at least 1 ongoing drama a day (worse is three on my Thursdays and Fridays) and I could say that I am regretting not dropping any of the shows I'm watching right now although dramas are my stress relief because it is really hard to find the time to watch and digest what I just watched

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My theory is beom jin liked soo ah and has something to do with her being a hostess. Im loving this show and im soooo happy our lawyer told the teacher straight up shes the worst one as she enables the bad and stops his investigation. I cant waiiiiit for next week’s episodes

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Me too, I can't wait for next week ! 😆 It looks like Moo Hyuk will be facing some difficult situations on his mission with his friend. I hope nothing bad happen to them.. But before that, let's see how Moo Hyuk will make his way out from Beom Jin's deadly stare 😏

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I also really like that Moo-hyuk doesn't give the kids a pass. That line everyone always trots out, that they're kids, they don't know what they're doing - not true. Even if they're being steered and ushered, they generally DO know. We've all been kids, we've all been that age. There's a lot of stuff we didn't know, sure, but we always knew the basic difference between 'evil' and 'not evil'. And Moo-hyuk is right, the kids don't need a pass, they need someone to make them understand what they did wrong so that they can take responsibility for their actions. That's how you make human beings instead of monsters.

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I live for trio Moo Hyuk, Hyun Jung, and So Hyun plus each of their trustworthy (and quite funny 🤣) right-hand man ; Moo Hyuk's bestfriend, Hyun Jung's assistance, and Yoon Ah. More power for them to take down the bad people ! 💪

Anyway, so happy that ratings for Class of Lies ep 8 almost reached 4% ! The overall drama deserves it 😄

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My favorite part of the episode is when Prosecutor Cha was listening to the recording and realized she was the reason they didn't find out anymore information. The look on her face was hilarious.

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I feel like 0 is actually Beom Jin's dad, the congressman? Or maybe the minister of education(who can back Tae-so as the chairman of the university)
He seems to call the shots among the veritas parents group and it could explain the tension between ki hoon and beom-jin.

Beom-jin could have been friendly to soo-ha, to find out if she was meeting his father or for dirt on tae soo.
He doesn't seem to get involved directly but manipulates everyone into doing his bidding.

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@ayaan I was thinking about the congressman as well... But basically it's hard to rule anything/anyone out, as I can see so many strange motives actually making sense here.

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Yeah, there is so much that we haven't uncovered yet. I've been assuming that there is one killer, but we just don't know.

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At this point, I'm starting to feel like the congressman is just too obvious. Wealthy, powerful and able to silence the media - we saw that in the first episode. If Beom-jin's father was sleeping with Soo-ha, I completely understand why he would have been caught hanging out with her - he may have been extremely angry at his father for any number of reasons, up to and including hypocrisy.

It's all starting to seem a bit obvious though and I don't think this show wants to be obvious.

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Thank you so much for the recap!

I came to check DB because honestly, COL is making me an anxious freak! Deym, what has this drama made me into?! I glad I also read the comments section. Thank you guys, love love all your thoughts. It's quite painful to wait until Wednesday... WHAT?!, it's not Wednesday yet?! Okay, I've gone lunatic after watching the intensity of this drama. Yeah you are all right... this is a showdown of who's the baddest baddie of them all. But my heart aches... they are nevertheless just kids who got swallowed by the system... but then they are also at the age when they can decide, intelligently, for the good but they chose to be bad.

I keep thinking, who the culprit is, Soo-ah's killer. Is it Beom-jin or could it be Lee Tae Seok of Ki-hoon? I have also this nagging feeling about Tae-ra. Seriously we are only halfway through. I hope I will be able to survive the torment this drama brings.

Next thing that makes me wonder even before I go to sleep, shucks who is Speed Dial Zero. Could it be Lee Do-jin? Ki-hoon's flashback at the hotel points to his father at 0. Then Beom-jin's behavior is so mysterious as well that I can't help but think that it could be him also. THen there is his dad. Sometimes, people you don't expect turns out to be the one.

The next episode preview doesn't seem to point out yet who the killer is and who 0 is. Or were you all guys able to deduce already who the killer is?

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Nope 😣 Nothing is clear for now.. Then again we are only half way so there is still much room for development. Who knows if the writer has someone in mind which is completely different from our guess 😉

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Right right and it's making me so anxious, halfway through and this... how to surviving the tension till finale!

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Let's survive together ! 💪 Also, it's only one day left before new episode ! 😄

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excuse me while I scream a little BECAUSE THAT TENSION

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@saya waiting waiting waiting for next eps

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