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Psychopath Diary: Episodes 11-12 Open Thread

When the psychopath gets the upper hand, our little hero is shouldered with the blame for a diary full of serial killings. Our hero might be wrecked, but something still isn’t sitting right with our heroine, and she’s turning tables to uncover the truth.

  
EPISODES 11-12 WEECAP

Is it just me, or does Dong-shikkie just get more and more adorable as this drama progresses? Crushed under the weight of the “accidental death” of ex-private eye Moo-suk, Dong-shik crumbles. He quits his job, disinfects and deserts his apartment, and has a last Christmas dinner with his family. Rather than humorous, his self-loathing is heart-breaking and adorable; he cries over dinner, realizing that his family was much more precious than the cynical way he viewed them in “his” diary.

Funny enough, In-woo and Dong-shik wind up having Christmas dinner (and massive drinks) together — Dong-shik because he is bidding farewell, and In-woo because his father is onto him big time, and he needs to clear his name once and for all. The bad part is that it’s all about to land in Dong-shik’s lap.

In-woo really means business, too. We got an awesome reveal when we saw that he was the one that fatally stabbed Moo-suk and them staged the scene (with Dong-shik’s blood) so that he thought he was the killer.

After getting Dong-shik dead drunk at dinner, he steals back his psychopath diary. Wow, I thought for sure he just wanted to secure his extra special murder book, but nope — he legit plants it as Dong-shik’s journal, and then alerts Bo-kyung.

Bo-kyung was already in bloodhound mode, suspecting Dong-shik again. Rather than be suspicious of him, which pains her, she decides to do a DNA test to confirm once and for all.

There’s a hilarious battle of her trying to secure his DNA via a hair or the shot glass he’s been drinking from, but she’s thwarted by the devoted gangster protecting his hyungnim. And the hair plucking? It turns into a hug, practically, and one that was much-needed by Dong-shik. Aww.

Even though her DNA gathering is thwarted, a first-hand look at the diary In-woo planted is all that it takes. When Dong-shik rushes in grabbing the weapon that In-woo also planted, everything escalates super fast.

Before we know it, Dong-shik is arrested, interrogated, admits to all the crimes in the diary, and gets a life sentence. It’s a literal whirlwind (and a cool return to the press scene that opened the drama, too), and before you can blink he’s incarcerated. Dong-shik in prison is something I didn’t expect to see, but with the confusion around his identity and self-identity continuing, it’s actually more hilarious than anything else — and proves to be his path to enlightenment, too.

Meanwhile, In-woo is diabolically pleased with himself — but Bo-kyung? She might have earned accolades and a promotion, but something still doesn’t feel right to her. Imaginary Dad returns after being absent after the first few episodes, and she says it means she needs to pay more attention to him (viz., her intuition).

First, this means saving him from In-woo’s hospital of evil (score, good guys!). Second, it means some serious father-daughter sleuthing. And sure enough, when Bo-kyung starts to dig, she sees a whole lot that doesn’t add up. All it takes to reveal the truth is one giant step out of their circumstances, and some back-tracking to the night when Dong-shik got amnesia — and the diary.

Turns out there’s someone else who knows the truth. Captain Ryu (A.K.A. Bo-kyung’s uncle) has been playing a blackmail game all along. He not only knows that In-woo is the real killer, but knows the truth behind all the cover-ups, too. Too bad the Truck of Doom (commissioned by In-woo’s father) wipes him out before anyone else can learn that truth.

Bo-kyung is getting close, though, and while she might be convinced that Dong-shik is innocent, getting him to realize it, and shed the persona he’s taken on, proves a whole other kind of challenge.

However, thanks to some prison intel, a coincidental meeting, and getting his head slammed against a steel rod, Dong-shik suddenly pieces things together. He realizes it’s all been a sham, and that he’s not the killer after all.

I’ve been waiting for this moment, and while it’s a bit sudden, I’m still glad it’s here, and can’t wait to see what happens after this prison break. I love a good prison break story.

 
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I would've thought this would be the least likely the K-drama to give us a *Christmas episode* but we got one anyway, at least a little.

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Kudos to dad, the only one who is convinced Dong Shikkie is innocent and doesn't have a single murderous bone. I am surprised there aren't more.

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That was really heartwarming. His dad knows him best.

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Prison scenes were hilarious. I wish we had more but next week will be prison break time! Finally, Dong-shik knows the truth. Finally, his colleague stepped up to tell about Dong-shik's suicide note. And finally Bo-kyung's subconciousness is here again to save the innocent-poodle Dong-shik.

The question now is, what could've been In-woo's plan since he knew that Dong-shik's amnesia is just temporary?

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Imagine Inwoo's stupor when he will find out DongShik among all the people succeded in doing a prison break,i wanna see that reaction so badly...Hope the PD won't deprive us of it...

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I'd like to see Inwoo's reactions too like he'd be wondering how a dumb innocent pushover was able to escape or at least I want to see Dong-shik intimidates him again like on the first few eps. That would be fun to watch lol

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For a psychopath, In Woo is really not that scary. I think I am more scared of his dad. I wonder if In Woo is going to get daddy's help to get rid of Dong Shik. I am sorta looking forward to Psycho Sr to get frustrated by Dong Shikkie's "luck". 😋

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Inwoo has all the resources to cover himself that made him less scarier psychopath. But his laugh is scary though lol. And yeah, Inwoo's father is going to protect his son because apparently they're the same.

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Haha. Yeah. I don't get daddy dearest's logic, now that In Woo has proven himself to be a good responsible psychopath that he qualifies to inherit the company. But whatever, I guess I could never get the mind of a psychopath.

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They say a lot of CEO's, Chairman etc are psychopaths. They have no empathy that's why it's easy for them to like fire employees and climb social rankings by being manipulative. But not all psychos kill people though. I guess the father wants a chairman with no empathy like him.

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I think it has more to do with how he deals with the aftermath of his "hobby" than got the approval of his father rather than the thing inself..Like he pointed,he dealt with it in a clean manner giving him idea how he will deal with the company something he liked...I doubt his father cares much about his doings as long as it doesn't affect their company and family name...If it did he would have tossed him aside...

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@miky88 In Woo has been the responsible and competent all along. He's always better in work compared to his brother. Dad never thought much of him until now. I think the psycho part did play a part. Dad seems proud that In Woo is a psychopath (like him).

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I am really enjoying this week's episodes of Psychopath Diary, a show I randomly picked up and became a pleasant surprise from its premier up until now (probably because I was begging for a good psychopath show from OCN but I got one from tVN lmao).

While last week was In-woo's week, I believe this week was Bo-kyung's. I do love the fact that once she gets a hunch, she immediately acts on it and is never afraid of doing anything to get to the truth. And I really really love Dong-shik, no matter how dumb he is. I always drop Yoon Shi-yoon's dramas (except Nokdu Flower, which I am planning to watch), so I was really glad that I am enjoying his performance in this show so much. I believe he is at his best here.

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OCN had one recently with "Stranger from Hell". It's heavily dark themed all throughout.

Bo-kyung can be really frustrating for me when she doesn't use her good hunch in some situations but I like that she's not ignoring her hallucinations because that's her logical reasoning working.

I'm planning to watch Nokdu Flower too after watching PD because I've been reading YSY gave a great performance there for an evil character.

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Nokdu Flower is a great drama. It's very well rounded. It's worth checking out even if it's not for YSY. 🙂

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The only psychopath show I truly enjoy was Voice season 1. It's from OCN!

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Have you seen Park Bo-gum’s performance in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE?

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Do you mean I Remember You/Hello Monster? Yes, I've seen that one. Maybe because it's on public channel, it's less scarier. Park Bo Gum is great in that.

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Yes you are correct. Somehow I mixed up 2 of my favorite kdramas.

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Did you watch "Your Honor"? The performance of YSY there was excellent and the storyline was great too.

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Yes @dorisau512 DorDor. I loved YSY’s performance in YH of the roles of twin brothers ex-con Han Kang-ho and Judge Han Soo-ho. Also you can compare Heo Sung-tae’s (Chil-sung) performances since he was also in YH. Needless to say HST is going to town in PD. His comic inner self has been released.

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I’ve finally found YH on Viki, so it’s now on my to be watched list.

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I totally agree with you that Dong-shik just gets more adorable. He makes a lot of dumb decisions that makes me want to shake him and hug him all at once.

So many favorite scenes in this set of episodes. One of my favorites is the Christmas drink with In-woo. I loved how Dong-shik unknowingly dissected Inwoo - how he (Dong-shik, as according to the diary) is not a good person, is someone who only thinks to hurt other people, is someone who isn't human, etc, and why is that? Is it because he wasn't loved? his father thought he was weak. Thought it was a good unknowing dig at In-woo, though that scene ended with Dong-shik being drugged.

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I think the show is going with In Woo was just born psycho, which apparently he also inherited it from dad.

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I think in Inwoo's case it might well be a case of both,he clearly was born with the gene but was also triggered by his family and the way he raised him to become one as well rather than be just latent...

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I breathed a sigh of relief at finding out that Dong Shik didn't even cause an accidental death. Now he doesn't even have that on his conscience. There were a few people who thought exactly what must have happened, they were right.
I also think that he get even more adorable as the drama progresses. I also love how Bo Kyung is smart enough to have figured everything out. The prison scenes were absolutely overtop ridiculous and hilarious. I am glad that Dong Shik has found out the truth, now. I hate how In Woo tried to manipulate Dong Shik. How crazy are father and Son, ugh.

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Same! I didn't find ep 10 very funny (as being responsible for an accidental death isn't particularly funny) and was so happy when the start of ep 11 told us that he really had nothing to do with it

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I know. I was couldn't help but laugh until before the accident happened. I actually was surprised. I felt so bad about Dong Shik after that.

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But how will he prove that it wasn't him who stabbed that ex-detective

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I was also relieved that DS didn’t kill the detective, even accidentally. It leaves the audience free to fully support him.

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I really loved the ending of episode 11. After Nokdu Flower and this episode, i am convinced that Yoon Shi Yoon has a knack for villain role. Hope he will take another villain role after this drama.

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