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The Game: Towards Zero: Episodes 3-4

The show cranks up the tension with a mystery and a possible copycat killer — along with a prediction of unavoidable death. Our stubborn detective is surprisingly accepting of the possibility that our hero has a supernatural ability, but she’s not willing to accept his foretellings as unavoidable fact. She’s determined to alter fate, and if he won’t believe it’s possible, then she’ll just have to prove it to him.

 
EPISODE 3

Detective Joon-young finds rookie reporter Ye-ji camped out in a dark corner of the police station, hoping for a story. Joon-young tells Ye-ji to go home since there’s nothing happening today, though she understands that’s not good news to a reporter.

Meanwhile, distraught mother Ji-won meets up with Tae-pyung where he found her daughter’s phone, and he tells her that Mi-jin also bought the smashed cake that’s lying nearby. Suddenly suspicious, Ji-won asks how he knows that, but Tae-pyung doesn’t want to admit that he saw Mi-jin at the bakery and saw her abduction and death in her eyes.

She thinks he helped kidnap Mi-jin and that’s why he knows about the cake and has her phone, so she grabs his clothes and demands answers. Eventually she calms down a bit and Tae-pyung takes her to the nearest police station, where she shakes and stammers as she tries to tell the cops what’s happening.

Tae-pyung helps as he can, while the unfairness of the situation strikes him. He sees the baby-faced cop dying of old age in bed beside his wife, and even the drunk who’s brought in will die a peaceful death, like most people — yet this young girl is doomed to die violently. He asks himself if murder happens because of the deity’s negligence, or human arrogance, and where he falls in all that.

Ye-ji overhears Joon-young when she tells her team that they’ve gotten a call about a possible abduction (Joon-young: “Are you happy now??”). She calls her colleague Han-gyu and tells him, so he advises her to stay and get some evidence. He goes back to work with his boss, Joon-hee, who’s ignoring his wife’s calls and has no idea that it’s his own daughter who’s been kidnapped.

Tae-pyung tags along as Ji-won leads Joon-young to the cafe where Mi-jin bought the birthday cake. He waits outside while Joon-young watches the surveillance tape and sees him, sitting at the window staring at the girl then following her when she left. Yeah… that doesn’t look great.

They move to the kidnapping location, which has no CCTV cameras. Joon-young sends Ji-won home to wait for their call, then she checks Tae-pyung’s chest and snaps that he’s not wearing a bulletproof vest. She asks if he followed Mi-jin because he foresaw her death, and when he lies again, she sighs that his sloppy lies are the reason people assume the worst about him.

She demands the truth, reminding Tae-pyung that if he really did see Mi-jin’s death, she’s in grave danger right now, and he finally caves. He tells Joon-young that Mi-jin is buried alive in an abandoned factory and will die at midnight, which he knows because he sees it on the phone they find in the coffin with her.

He says that Joon-young will find Mi-jin and perform CPR, but that it will be too late and Mi-jin will die. Tae-pyung heads for home, leaving Joon-young reeling, having recognized Midnight Killer Jo Pil-doo’s method of killing his victims from twenty years ago.

Trapped underground, Mi-jin finally hears the phone that’s ringing beside her. She answers, and it’s the phone’s owner. She tells him that she’s in a coffin and begs him for help, but he thinks she’s playing a prank and hangs up on her. Mi-jin figures out how to call emergency services, and she tells them she’s been kidnapped, but is almost immediately disconnected.

Tae-pyung explains to Yeon-hwa and Teacher Baek that he told Joon-young the truth not because he thinks Mi-jin can be saved, but because the information he provided may allow her to talk to her parents one last time. Yeon-hwa is worried that Joon-young will get the wrong idea about Tae-pyung, but Teacher Baek admonishes her to stop nagging.

Team Leader Han isn’t keen on conducting an investigation based on the statement of a guy who claims to foresee people’s deaths, but Joon-young says that if Tae-pyung told the truth, Mi-jin probably used the phone in the coffin to call for help. They check with emergency services to see if they’ve gotten any calls.

Too young to remember the Midnight Killer, Ye-ji looks him up online. The first thing she sees is an article about Joon-young’s father’s death during Jo Pil-doo’s arrest, and a photo of a man who appears to have fallen from a great height.

Bong-soo confirms that emergency services haven’t gotten any calls regarding abductions (because Mi-jin’s call was disconnected). But then they hear on the police radio that Mi-jin called back, so Joon-young rushes to help.

Mi-jin is still on the phone when Joon-young arrives at the emergency department. Mi-jin tells the cops that she was grabbed by someone and that she woke up in a coffin. She starts to give in to panic, but calms down when Joon-young calls her by name and promises to find her before the phone she’s using runs out of battery.

Mi-jin asks them to call her mother and gives them her parents’ names, which Joon-young writes down. Unfortunately, the police aren’t able to track the phone without the number (ah, so that’s why the killer gives her a stolen phone), and Mi-jin can’t get through the security code to tell them the number.

In the newsroom, having heard from Ye-ji that this might be a copycat killer, Joon-hee demands all the records on Jo Pil-doo brought to him. He calls Ye-ji hoping for the victim’s identity, but all she knows is that it’s a teenage girl, and that some guy who sees death told the police that she’s locked in a coffin.

Worried after hearing Joon-hee’s name, Joon-young checks the evidence file and Mi-jin’s cell phone. The evidence confirms that Mi-jin’s father is Lee Joon-hee, the same reporter who stalked Joon-young after her father’s death twenty years ago.

EPISODE 4

Joon-young tells Team Leader Han that with Lee Joon-hee’s daughter involved, this might be more than a simple copycat crime. She wants to bring in Mi-jin’s mother to talk to Mi-jin, since doing so will keep the girl calm and buy them a few minutes, when every minute counts. Team Leader Han is worried that Ji-won might hear her daughter die, and/or that Joon-hee will blame Joon-young for everything, but Joon-young says she’s willing to take responsibility.

Joon-hee is avoiding Ji-won’s calls to focus on reporting the kidnapping, so he still doesn’t know that the kidnapping victim is his own child. Joon-young calls Ji-won to invite her to come talk to Mi-jin, so Ji-won hurries to the station.

The police chief finally arrives at the station, and he notes that with all the CCTV cameras installed in the last twenty years, it should be harder for the culprit to get away than it used to be. Joon-young says that he hasn’t had enough time to leave Seoul.

Bong-soo is skeptical that the kidnapper already had time to bury Mi-jin, but Joon-young says that if he hid her in an abandoned factory (like Jo Pil-doo did for three of his victims), then it’s possible because there’s no security or surveillance. Chief Nam assigns Bong-soo to compile a list of possible locations, and tells Joon-young to contact all police squads for backup.

Ye-ji sees Ji-won arrive at the station and takes some pictures of her walking with Joon-young. Bong-soo catches Ye-ji again, and this time he shoves her out the door and locks it, just as Han-gyu joins her. She shows him her photos even though none of them show Ji-won’s face, but Han-gyu tells her to send them in anyway just as an avalanche of reporters from other publications descends on the station.

On the way to the control room, Joon-young tells Ji-won that Mi-jin is calling them from where she’s been buried alive. Ji-won collapses, but Joon-young urges her to stay strong for her daughter. Ji-won starts to cry when she hears Mi-jin’s voice, asking them to apologize to her mother for dying on her birthday (oof), but she controls herself and tells Mi-jin that she’s there.

Bong-soo has found over twenty abandoned warehouses in the Seoul area, way too many to check in the short time they have left until midnight. He complains that Tae-pyung should have given clearer hints, which gives Joon-young an idea. While Chief Nam sends everyone out looking for the truck that was at the scene of the abduction, Joon-young goes to talk to Tae-pyung again.

At the medical examiner’s office, “Four Weeks” Do-kyung works on gangster Oh Sung-min’s body while he listens to the news reports regarding the abduction. Detective JI SOO-HYUN (Lee Bom) observes, and when Do-kyung asks how she knew Sung-min died of a heart attack, she mutters that Tae-pyung must really have special powers. Do-kyung says that he hopes Joon-young finds the missing girl, joking darkly that if she dies, he’ll have to do another autopsy.

Joon-young is still determined to save Mi-jin’s life despite Tae-pyung’s prediction, sure that arriving even one minute sooner will make a difference. Tae-pyung says wearily that his visions are never wrong, but Joon-young argues that even he followed Mi-jin to warn her when he foresaw her death, which means that some part of him must think it’s possible.

Joon-young asks Tae-pyung to look at Mi-jin’s picture and tell her anything he sees at the location where she’ll be found, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her. He reluctantly agrees, and first he sees Team Leader Han taking the stolen phone from Mi-jin’s hand, which displays that it’s midnight as Mi-jin dies.

But he looks around inside his vision, and sees a lot of details he’d otherwise missed. There’s a sign that says “Can Manufacturing Unit – 8,” and at exactly midnight, a train blows its whistle nearby.

Elsewhere, Kang-jae finds the truck that they suspect was used in the kidnapping, confirmed by the presence of cake icing on the wheels. Inside the truck he sees a shovel, but when he confronts the owner of the truck, the man yelps that he didn’t kidnap anyone. But he is the owner of the cell phone that was left with Mi-jin, which allows the police to track it to its location.

Joon-young and Tae-pyung use a map of the local train routes to narrow down the most likely warehouse where Mi-jin might be buried. On the way there, they hear on the police scanner that the location is confirmed. From the station, Ji-won tells Mi-jin that the police know where she is and are on their way, but Mi-jin runs out of air and falls unconscious. Ji-won runs out of the station and catches a taxi, with Ye-ji hot on her heels.

While this is all going down, Yeon-hwa and Teacher Baek worry that the police will keep asking Tae-pyung for help after this. Yeon-hwa wonders why Tae-pyung can’t see Joon-young’s death, and she suspects that Teacher Baek knows the answer, but he remains stubbornly tight-lipped.

Joon-young and Tae-pyung arrive at the warehouse first, and Joon-young starts looking for a spot in the floor where Mi-jin might be buried while Tae-pyung searches for the clues in his vision. Just as the rest of the cops arrive, Joon-young finds one of Mi-jin’s shoes and a footprint nearby from what must be the kidnapper’s shoe.

Tae-pyung locates the sign from his vision, and just below it is a spot where the ground has been disturbed. The cops dig up the box with Mi-jin inside, and Joon-young starts CPR, just as Tae-pyung foresaw.

Back at the police station, Chief Nam sees Joon-young’s note with Mi-jin’s parents’ names, and he confirms with the evidence that it’s the same Lee Joon-hee who covered the Midnight Killer case. He calls Joon-hee, who remembers him from twenty years ago, and gently breaks the news that the girl who was abducted is Joon-hee’s daughter.

Joon-hee finally checks his messages from Ji-won and sees that it’s true, so he races out of the building in a panic. Outside, hears his wife scream their daughter’s name, and he looks up in shock. On the news screen outside the building, on live feed, Ji-won has reached the scene and is wailing desperately as Ji-won tries to revive Mi-jin’s body.

With Tae-pyung watching, everything plays out exactly as he saw in Mi-jin’s eyes — Joon-young’s efforts are unsuccessful, and Team Leader Han takes the phone from Mi-jin’s unresponsive hand at exactly midnight. The train whistle blows, and the paramedics arrive and pull Joon-young away from Mi-jin’s body. Ji-won collapses as she begins to process that her daughter is gone.

But then… Mi-jin takes a breath. Nobody is more surprised than Tae-pyung, as he watches Ji-won limp to her daughter and reassures her that everything will be okay. Tae-pyung thinks to himself, “It’s a miracle. Until that day, I thought fate couldn’t be changed. For the first time, my prediction changed.”

Joon-young notices him watching her and she flashes a huge triumphant grin at him. He just stares back as he thinks, “For the first time, I met someone whose death I couldn’t see. And for the first time, my heart raced because of someone.”

 
COMMENTS

Well, I was pretty well hooked after the first hour, but now? Consider me a hundred percent invested. Not gonna lie, I burst into tears when Mi-jin took that breath — I hadn’t realized I was holding my own breath along with her. I’m fascinated by the fact that Tae-pyung’s prediction happened exactly how he saw it, and Mi-jin did technically die, but she was able to be saved anyway. So does this mean that his predictions have always been flexible, or is Joon-young’s involvement the reason? And why can’t he see her death (my baby theory is that he’s involved in her death somehow)?

I’m very curious about Do-kyung, who seemed oddly interested in the kidnapping case. Of course my drama-watching instincts are saying that maybe he’s the copycat, but I’ll admit that a lot of that is because Im Joo-hwan likes to choose roles that start as one kind of character and end up with a shocking twist. So right now, I can’t tell if my instincts are correct or if it’s just because of the actor, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

This episode got me crying again, especially when Ji-won and Mi-jin got to talk to each other on the phone. I don’t cry easily, so the fact that The Game has wrung tears from me twice now is pretty unusual. I’m not surprised at the great writing (this is the same writer who wrote King of Dramas), and the casting/acting so far, as I mentioned, is just superb. I’m going to have to start keeping tissues nearby while I’m watching!

One thing I really like is how Tae-pyung isn’t hiding his ability from Joon-young anymore, and how she completely trusts him, enough to bet a little girls’s life on the fact that he’s telling the truth. They both have people around them yet still seem very alone, Joon-young because her only apparent family died a long time ago (I don’t know what happened to her mother… was she possibly the woman in the photo she took to Tae-pyung?), but we don’t know Tae-pyung’s situation yet.

It’s kind of interesting the way Tae-pyung is affected by Joon-young in some way already, and how, even though he initially didn’t believe Mi-jin could be saved, he let himself get emotionally invested in the search just because Joon-young was so insistent. I also like the contrast between the fact that Tae-pyung and Joon-young have no family, while Joon-hee has a family but takes them for granted, and prioritizes work to the point that he covered an entire story without knowing that his own daughter was the victim. I love family-centric plots, and it looks like the killer isn’t quite done with Joon-hee’s family, so I’m going to be glued to my screen each week. If this show can get me this emotionally wound up in less than two hours, then I’m super excited to see what’s next.

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I did not really want to complain much but the opening 5 min was height of uncreative direction, it was watching a script reading session... Are you seriously going to miss on impact and narrate us death of a person, is this how unimaginative you are?

The last 5 min was like female lead.. move away you emergency official laymen, i gonna show you how to save or kill a kid... Can these heroine complexes stop get in way of emergency officials.

How can a wife not call an office landline if their daughter is kidnapped? Beyond me...

I am still intrigued by the plot to not drop it yet but this show is making me roll my eyes, too much, also characters are badly written...

The police wastes too much time in talking on random location but honestly I don't worry too much about police work, it is bad anyways jn real life too, so no surprise here.

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Lol, I didn't actually think about how the wife could have tried to reach her husband using a method other than her cellphone. It might have been the stress of the whole situation that kept her from thinking beyond what came easily to her.

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I think when people are in such situations they use all possible means, call your husband's friends, whole neighbourhood, knock on people's door, maybe some one saw something .... Off all things you are not going to sit in your house, calling your husband's cellphone... i would rather send the whole police department to his office to get him out, because he is a journalist, the first cause of kidnapping would be revenge....

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my thoughts exactly! in a kidnapping case wouldn't the first priority be to reach the parents and interview them to find possible suspects..it was unreal the chief only knew the dad's name when he saw it on the notepad. And wth took the medic so long to reach the scene? The operator called them when mum was rushing off! erghh..

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just came away having watched the episode. I dont understand how a husband can ignore repeated calls from his wife. My husband works insane hours and the agreement is that he has to answer my calls no matter what. In turn i never call unless its important. Those many calls unanswered? i would divorce my husband!!!

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Me too! But then he treats his wife as useless, so no surprise here and his wife is a very big pot plant a la leetennant (see her fan wall for such a description), such people already lose my sympathy.

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This episode kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time and I enjoyed that. I so wanted Min-jin to live because her call with her mom just gutted me. They were both trying to be strong for the other and I just bawled my eyes out during their conversations.

Having Min-jin live will probably be what pushes Tae-pyung to try and actively stop the deaths/murders he sees but I wonder what Teacher Baek will say about that. The fact that they tried to smuggle Tae-pyung out of the hospital while he was still unconscious shows they want him to maintain a low profile and working with the police won't keep his ability hidden for long.

I get angsty when I watch dramas with journalists especially the ones who dredge up difficult or horrifying memories of people just to write a “good” story. With that in mind, I wish Joon-hee had suffered a little longer then maybe he would have grown a conscience. For that to happen though, his wife and would daughter would have had to suffer more so I’ll take the resolution as it is.

I did like the shot of Intern Ye-ji taking a few steps back from the horror of what was happening. It affected her and it showed, but I don't know if it affected her enough to quit her job or maybe do it with a little more integrity. Is journalistic integrity an oxymoron?

I don't know if I'll have enough time to fit live-watching this show into my schedule along with assignments and the other drama I'm watching, but I'm intrigued.

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I really enjoyed this episode,love the atmosphere and like previously mentioned highly to the BGM used...I'm curious if exist a side effect to prevent this deaths(like another life being cut short ex.) or if they are just delayed...While i do kinda wanted to see more of what Tae Pyung sees it also gives a dread feel not knowing what he sees everytime he looks at a person...Curious if the not showing us will play later one as tool for reveal or twists...Quite curious what the endgame of the killer that i highly suspect is Gu Dae Kyung but i guess that isin't so shocking(waiting his backstory a lot)...I actually think in the long run it will be more uneasy for Tae Pyung not to know when and how Joo Young will die rather than knowing...Curious why his Mentor said they are bad karma,sure he knows more than he says...Also,i can say i find intresting how his power works...

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I enjoyed it, but the plot holes and convenient coincidences...

she tells them she’s been kidnapped, but is almost immediately disconnected.

I didn't see any reason for it to be disconnected, except dramatic tension. And since they reconnect later, it was just a way to kill a couple minutes.

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OK, everybody, never leave your phone in your car or truck, so they can't both be stolen at once.

police aren’t able to track the phone without the number (ah, so that’s why the killer gives her a stolen phone)

Um, I would have thought an emergency call center in a high-tech country would have some way to trace a call while it is in progress. Caller id? A way to over-ride caller-id-blocking?? Does dramatic tension over-ride caller id?

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The whole thing was so dumb beyond any sense... If that cell phone can call, you can track it from the tower transmitting the call, because the phone had a sim Card....(you can also do without sim card an emergency call) Also a call works by transmitting the IMEI number to network provider ... I don't see how you don't get such information fast ...

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yup, no sense with the no-number thingy. I was really baffled..other cop shows i watched never had anyone reciting the number in order for police to track them. And they even told Mijin if anyone calls her pls memorize the number..LOL that would be the callers number on screen, NOT the phone she was using!

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Second episode was much better then first . There are still something 'not exactly fit' but I am very much captivated by the story . Looking forward for next :)

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Bong-soo has found over twenty abandoned warehouses in the Seoul area, way too many to check in the short time they have left until midnight

But can't they even try?? Like maybe mobilize every cop in every substation in Seoul to check warehouses in their area. This really bugs me, because...
1: It's a plot hole big enough to hold the bodies of Mi-jin, the writer, and the entire cast.
2: Every cop/detective kdrama ever has done some version of the same thing, and I'm sick of it (but still enjoying the show).

Of course, the reason why every kdrama ever can't have 100s of other people jump in to save the day the easy way is because the leads have to have the dramatic rescue moment to themselves -- can't have some random cameo nobody steal the glory. But it's still lazy writing.

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this is the same writer who wrote King of Dramas

I would have expected better...
"What would Anthony do?"
Have the writer clean up the script.

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Also there where two writers on King of dramas, the other one was probably frustrated from filling the plot holes...

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Also the other writer one wrote and directed the movie Forgotten, the one with Kang Ha Neul. Which explains more who was doing heavy lifting...

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In case anyone didn't know, I'm quoting Girlfriday...

http://www.dramabeans.com/ratings/page/5/

...and providing a link to one of Dramabeans most precious and well-hidden resources. It's too bad the current staff isn't keeping it up to date.

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oh wow, i did not know this page existed. thanks @lordcobol . There's like 11 pages of hidden gem here!

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well it's not exactly hidden cause the tab ratings is right there at the top, all these while i just assumed it was a compilation of the weekly rating chart.

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The strongest point of this show for me has to be the director and cinematography because this hour just zipped by and I never checked my screen for the time. I really see so much similarities from the director’s last work which I loved so I’m excited for this one. Just like lollypip I teared up when Mijin took a breath because I did not expect that which means I’m emotionally invested at the very least. Only complaint I have with this show was the technical aspects such as the 911 call centre person not telling mijin to conserve her oxygen by not speaking/crying and how slow the police were and Tae pyeong at finding where mijin was buried in the warehouse like their sense of urgency was not felt. Other than that I’m completely hooked!

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I really want to know who that woman from the photo was and how she died.

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Before I start, I want to say that I actually do enjoy the show so far and was actually glued to the screen during the police chase for the missing girl:)

That said, on to nitpicking (in no particular order):

* The intern.
At first I thought she's a POLICE intern that's also doubled as a spy for the news network. But it looks like she's an actual reporter, inside a police station. Is that even a thing that happens in real life?
Why is she even bothering disguising her actions in this case? I'd think it will be assumed as default that she'll report everything back to the newsroom..

* Reporters.
Not sure about this since it might be actually the case in Korea, but are reporters allowed to report on an active investigation?
Aren't there any limitation on what can be released to the public? any gag order that the police could have gotten for this case?
The reporters weren't reporting on a crime as it happens, but an in-detail report of an active investigation with sensitive information about the kidnapping.
They were basically telegraphing the kidnapper "this is where the police is going now, in case you want to move the girl. Also, this is the information they have, if you want to get rid of any incriminating evidence".

* Landlines and ways to contact people.
Worst case, the police should have gotten the dad and taken him to the station. Even though he was mean to them 20 years ago. I'm honestly shocked it didn't happen.. how can they just not inform the parent of a kidnapping victim? again, is this even legal?

* Joon-young's savior complex.
No, go away and let the professional emergency team to do their job!
No wonder ERTs don't like policemen.. (this knowledge is actually based only on Brooklyn 99 episodes, so any law enforcement officers/ ERTs out there, feel free to correct me).

* Tae-pyung’s "first time my prediction was changed" speech.
Well... it didn't actually..
You saw a girl dying. The girl did die, in the exact same way you predicted. I'd say your streak of 100% accuracy is still going strong..
I know he's supposed to be 26 or something, but he really never heard of the term "clinically dead"?
I'm not a doctor, but I think that while it's not a common occurrence it's still something that happens more than we're aware of.
The only reasoning for this I could think of is that he usually tried to save people BEFORE they died (which always failed) but never after. He should do a basic CPR course then and see how it goes from there..

* I knew the girl won't stay dead for long the moment she was kidnapped.
A. we're 3 episodes into the show so there's no point of her dying.
B. I did hear of "dead= clinically dead" prophecy loophole before.

* Joon-young's smile at the end of the episode.
Aside from it being a bit too long, I assume it means that the not-dead-girl will be her justification to why Tae-pyung should help her from now on and how fates can change etc, etc...

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Part #2

However, the girl did die..
The writes should have chosen a different case to explore this point. Unless they actually have a plan to where to take it, in which case I will stand correct x episodes from now..

* Tae-pyung’s powers.
I really hope they will explain in detail how it works.
Does he see the first vision involuntary but then has to concentrate on seeing it again? Does he see it every time he looks into someone's eyes without any control?
Do pictures work differently? Can he even watch TV?
If he has no control over it (at least after the 1st time) then it's a horrible, horrible existence! The show will obviously will not delve into just how awful it is, but I will know!!!
It works on f-ing pictures!
I'd imagine he would have poked his eyes out just to have a chance to buy groceries at the store without getting horrible death flashes every 20 seconds!
This is a recipe for a whole collection of mental issues and suicide!
ugh!

Sorry for the length and thank you all who read this far :)

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I wonder if poking his own eyes out was exactly what the older guy in the wheelchair did.

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I don't expect any answers to your questions because the production is in pretty bad hands, they have so many easy things so wrong, that i doubt they even considered what living would be for such a guy and why he would even be interested in being rich...

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Maybe in order to go grocery shopping, he's doing what I'm doing : not looking too closely.

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Secretary probably does all the shopping. I don't think he gets out much and when he does he likely avoids directly looking at most people. I know I would.

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Online shopping!

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Re shopping, etc...

He lives in big city full of alienation and alienated people because no one expects or wants eye contact. Indeed, direct eye contact is discouraged.

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There are a number of plot holes in this drama, but they move fast enough that I ignore them, plus close up of Taecyeon's face,😁. Hopefully they don't get too bad.

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I just cried n cried n cried.. the entire episode

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I thought episodes 3 and 4 were terrific. Like others I was on the edge of my seat. I was so pleased when Mi-Jin took that breath.
Thanks @lollypip for the recap and I am with you on your take so far. The two things I missed but found out from the recap were the picture of the body on the reporter’s smartphone and how the number of the telephone in the coffin was found out. Thanks,

For the life of me I don’t see any evidence yet that would make Medical Examiner Go Do-kyung a suspect. Did I miss something?

@cabbageleaf,
You provided a good summary of plot holes so no need for me repeat. I took a glance at your comment history and was pleasantly surprised that it seems we have HEALER in common as our introduction to the world of kdramas.
(O/T I had this dream that when JCW and LMH were discharged from the military they would join together for the epic drama CITY HUNTER MEETS HEALER. Unfortunately it never happened.)

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I enjoyed how deliberately silly the first episode was but this episode felt like it was unintentionally silly. Like I was supposed to be swept up in the drama rather than rolling my eyes and shaking my head. I'm not sure what the episode's piece de resistance was but it's a toss up between the inevitable "I can hear a train" clue and Taec randomly concluding that he was now definitely in love with the Detective at the end.

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That conclusion was random and a bit sudden right. So she showed u that fate can be changed..and you’re suddenly excited to see her again? To explore the possibilities of changing your vision - yes. To explore romance - not yet show, they’ve had like 3 meetings and all of it on police business.

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I was really enjoying this episode until we got to that line. I was thinking of whether I should roll my eyes, exclaim "Come on... Seriously?!" or LOL. Too bad I can't do all three at the same time.

But after I got a chance to think of something positive to say about this show, I think I can sorta understand it a bit better. When he looks at people, he only sees death and that can't be pretty. She is the only one who he really sees as a person with face. And she has pretty face. Hence, his heart flutters. Why did it not flutter the first time around, you ask? Because he's too busy being surprised.

This, I think, is also a product of the disadvantage of not being shown what he truly sees when he looks at those people and death. Hence, the smiling pretty face of Joon Young doesn't give that much of an impact.

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It makes sense narratively for him to finally get the chance to look at this woman and see a woman for the first time. It was the timing and the buildup that made no sense. There was no hint of it in the script, the dialogue, his performance, anything. It came completely out of nowhere. Honestly, I laughed out loud.

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Hehe. I did too.... I think...

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Good point but yeah still random. I still enjoyed this episode though.

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She also really quickly believe he could see death, I mean she barely scoffed before she thought, you know this man is legit. I think the writers believe that if they quickly do the romance and belief upfront, they can do the show they really want. Plus Taecyeon's face and ears🥰

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Everything's super rushed, I had to go back and check the episode count because if this was an 8 epper I would not have been surprised.

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