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Signal: Episode 10

Prepare yourselves before you watch this episode because it’s one that’s guaranteed to take your breath away. Our detectives will need to work off of the handful of clues at their disposal to catch a serial murderer from killing again. Soo-hyun will need to search her own mind for answers, but will only need to look inside her own heart for the encouragement she needs to face a new day.

Things are changing ever so slowly in both the past and present, but sometimes being brave enough to take that first step in the present to recall the past is enough to prevent a more terrifying future.

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EPISODE 10 RECAP

Soo-hyun briefs the police commissioner and the other senior officials on the nine bodies that were found on the mountain. All were buried in the same manner, wrapped and bound, and with a black plastic bag over their heads. Furthermore, she believes that these victims are linked to the 1997 Hongwon-dong case, where two women died the same way.

All the men sigh at the possibility that they’re dealing with a serial killer, and the police commissioner fumes at the supposition that more women died over the years because the cops couldn’t catch the killer. How will they prevent the impending public outburst in response to this case?

They won’t be able to, Director Kim responds, then he proposes to put the cold case squad in charge of the investigation. His accolades of the team’s recent accomplishments may sound impressive, but we and Section Chief Ahn know better than to trust those words at face value.

Section Chief Ahn confronts him about it after the meeting, pointing out that Director Kim’s ulterior motive is to have reason to disband the cold case squad should they fail to solve this case. Director Kim scoffs to see Section Chief Ahn grow soft on him—is that why he failed to report that Hae-young’s been digging into Jae-han’s past?

Making sure that they’re alone, Director Kim sneers that the cold case squad won’t be the only ones to suffer the consequences if they fail.

Soo-hyun remains silent on the details about her own kidnapping in the present. She doesn’t say much in 1997, either, only saying that her vision was limited. Jae-han aggressively prods her for information, arguing that she’s not like any other victim—she’s a cop first—so they need her to remember.

If she couldn’t see anything, she must’ve heard something instead, so Soo-hyun searches her memory. She remembers the sound of water droplets, and that her kidnapper’s voice sounded like a young man, his fingers were thin and cold. She heard him leaving, which she took as her opportune moment to try and escape.

Tears fall from her eyes as she recounts how she got up and blindly searched for the door. Something happened then, and the very thought still makes her shake. But Jae-han barks at her to continue, grabbing her by the shoulders and telling her to look at him.

Soo-hyun slowly opens her eyes, and he softly encourages her in a reassuring voice to keep talking. She nods, then continues her story in a quivering voice. She had found a door and opened it, but she jumped when she felt something cold—a dead hand.

Soo-hyun had forced herself to get back up and eventually found the front door. She charged at it until the lock gave way, and we know the rest from there. But since Jae-han doesn’t, he tells her to continue. “I… kept running,” she breathes. “I ran into something, and then I think I lost consciousness.”

Jae-han asks from which direction she ran and how long she ran for. Soo-hyun can’t remember, but he forces her to try. Soo-hyun says it felt like fifteen minutes and remembers a rotten smell; there might’ve been running water nearby, but she can’t be certain.

Her statement has provided enough information for the cops to narrow down some suspects, and Jae-han keeps his eyes trained on Soo-hyun until she gets into the police van. His eyes ablaze with determination, he swears that he’ll kill the guy who did this.

So the police start looking for a young man who lives alone in Hongwon-dong. Jae-han’s partner inspects an alley and finds that he’s stepped in literal dog poop (I bet it’s the same alley where that puppy was).

Meanwhile, the killer collects any incriminating evidence around his home before heading out. The cops rule out one street because there aren’t any men who are listed to live alone there, but that’s exactly where the killer emerges from.

Soo-hyun says she thought the cops would’ve found him, but nothing ever turned up. Once Director Kim was promoted to the position he’s in now, he was the one who closed the case. Hae-young doesn’t understand why, especially since two women had died and a cop nearly did too.

But he’s told that this is the problem with serial cases, because there are hardly any clues to work off of, and any successful arrests were made through informants or pure luck. Detective Kim bolsters that argument—they’ve stepped on a career-ending landmine with this assignment.

A little later, Soo-hyun briefs her team on how the victims either lived in or had reason to frequently be in Hongwon-dong. So there’s a high chance that the killer is still located in the neighborhood. Soo-hyun then opens the floor to Hae-young to provide some insight on the serial murderer.

Suffice it to say, the other cops already look annoyed, but Hae-young surprises them all with the preface that he’s still very much a rookie. Everything he’ll say is pure speculation, so he advises his fellow officers to take his words with a grain of salt so that they don’t arrest the wrong man.

Now that the room appears mollified, Hae-young calmly lays out his hypothesis: based upon the burials, the killer is likely a meticulous man in appearance and in his tendencies both at home and work.

It’s likely the killer lives in a house without a yard, or else he wouldn’t have made such an effort to bury the bodies up in the mountain. Hae-young points out that all the victims differed in appearance, but they all appeared depressed.

It’s possible the murderer also suffers from depression and positions himself in an environment where he can observe his potential victims’ behavior over time.

So it’s pertinent that the task force figures out the one place the victims frequented, Hae-young stresses. We see that Hae-young’s guesses are spot-on, as the killer takes a break to take his medication, then casts an interested eye on the gloomy-looking woman eating by herself.

Section Chief Ahn delegates tasks to the teams and instructs the cold case squad to figure out the identity of the last victim. But before everyone breaks off, Soo-hyun adds that there was a witness who met the killer.

Afterward, Hae-young asks if Soo-hyun will actually go through with the hypnosis session, worried about the consequences of reopening her emotional trauma. Soo-hyun believes she should’ve done this a long time ago, blaming herself for the subsequent deaths.

Hae-young reminds her that she didn’t even see the killer’s face, and while that’s true, Soo-hyun thinks she might be able to search her memories and find out where he lived. Section Chief Ahn and the cold case squad keep watch as Soo-hyun begins her hypnosis session taking her back to that night in 1997.

Soo-hyun remembers that she had tripped as soon as she burst out of her kidnapper’s home and a sewer smell. She’s prompted to remember what happened next, and Soo-hyun says she ran but couldn’t see where she was going.

We see that she had hit a pole, and Soo-hyun gasps while narrating that she kept running forward. She remembers running into something again, and then starts gagging. Soo-hyun starts to suffocate, at which point the hypnotist reassures her that everything is okay and instructs her to breathe.

Once she catches her breath again, the hypnotist signals to end the session. At Soo-hyun’s desire to go under again, Hae-young disagrees with the idea—not only because it would mean watching his colleague suffer again, but because it’s a better use of their time to focus on the other victims.

Section Chief Ahn agrees with him—there’s no use trying to look into her limited memories that helped little in the past.

Both Hae-young and Jae-han make sure that they’re alone when they speak that night. Jae-han grimaces when he learns that he’s in the midst of the 1997 Hongwan-dong case and that the culprit is still at large in 2015.

Jae-han has found out that both women were so introverted that they didn’t even venture to the supermarket. He bitterly remarks that the killer almost murdered the rookie cop on his team. He’s surprised when Hae-young asks if that rookie was Soo-hyun, and is even more shocked to hear that the bumbling newbie is a team leader in the future.

He asks if she’s a good leader, laughing at the idea that Soo-hyun who can’t even drive their police van is someone else’s superior. There’s a look of pride on his face, and Hae-young transmits that Jae-han should remember that even if Soo-hyun is a cop, she was still a kidnapping victim.

Jae-han believes in Soo-hyun’s great sense of determination, even if she’s a terrible driver. “You should tell her that yourself,” Hae-young replies. “If you keep it to yourself, the other person will never know.”

“If you tell her yourself, it’ll be a great source of strength… even more so if it’s coming from you,” Hae-young finishes. Even if Jae-han doesn’t understand why it would, he thinks it’ll help.

When Hae-young asks if Jae-han isn’t curious about what he’s like in 2015, Jae-han says he isn’t because it’s his life and he’ll live how he sees fit. He jokes that Hae-young can even punch him if he hasn’t gotten his act together by then.

“To be honest, you…” Hae-young starts, but that’s when the transmission ends.

Section Chief Ahn is unhappy to hear that they have no fresh leads on the other eight victims. Detective Kim shares that the parka the ninth victim was wearing dates back to 2014.

Furthermore, the skeleton doesn’t match up with anyone in the missing persons’ database, though the victim showed signs of mercury exposure over time. However, unlike the other victims where the ties were knotted in the front, this knot was placed in the back.

Hae-young doesn’t miss how Soo-hyun tightens up at the sound of water droplets, but his attention is pulled back to this unknown victim who, unlike the others, was always attacked and murdered from behind.

Hae-young remembers that this victim was found wrapped in a blanket, and if the killer opted to kill from behind, that means his method of killing has changed. Which means there was a significant change in the murderer’s psyche. Somehow the victim managed to stir his emotions, so if they can find out who she was, they might be able to find a lead.

We cut to the convenience store, where the same young woman eating alone is back again. She knows that the handsome clerk is looking at her. He follows her that night, and she accidentally drops a bag of fruit. He doesn’t make an effort to help, stepping back when she walks toward him.

Shyly, she tucks a clementine into his hand before running off, and he drops it like a hot potato. He runs back to his house, curls up, and tries to catch his breath.

It turns out that the killer was a victim of abuse as a child—his unwell mother used to force-feed him and stuff him into bags to make him more “comfortable”. He once brought home a stray puppy, and again his mother said that they should make the dog feel more comfortable. Then to his shock, he found said puppy stuffed in a black plastic bag. Oh god, that’s horrifying.

The killer grabs for his pills as the memories overwhelm him and he attempts to block out his mother’s words about how life was tough and that she’ll make him feel more comfortable—the same words he tells his own victims.

In Hongwon-dong, Hae-young informs the squad that the ninth victim that no one reported her missing. So he says they’ll divide and conquer, asking the real estate offices about a female resident that went missing around 2014.

The young woman looks dejected when the handsome clerk walks away from her. She accidentally slips on a patch of ice—the fall scratches her knee, and some blood lands on both her bag and the street. She smiles when the clerk emerges to return her journal.

It’s pouring rain when the killer gets off work, and the young woman surprises him by covering him with an umbrella. He says nothing and walks away, but she follows him to his front door. She walks away when he remain silent, but then he calls her by name, YOO SEUNG-YEON.

The cold case squad splits up, but Hae-young is reluctant to leave Soo-hyun alone, citing that he saw her tense reaction earlier. Plus, they could easily be within the vicinity where Soo-hyun was kidnapped. Soo-hyun says she’ll be fine and walks off.

Over in the past, the frustrated cops report that they’ve found nothing in the fifteen-minute radius from where Soo-hyun was found—if they don’t discover a lead soon, this will turn into a cold case. What’s worse is that nothing in Soo-hyun’s statement can be confirmed and she’s been out for the past three days.

Recalling how Hae-young had told him that Soo-hyun’s kidnapping shook her up, Jae-han seeks her out at home. He speaks to her in a gruff voice, telling her that she needn’t worry about work. Her head still bowed, Soo-hyun says he was right—she wasn’t cut out to be a cop.

She’s not sure if she can go back because everything scares her, particularly criminals. And if she feels this way, she has no right to be a cop, right? “I don’t think I can be a cop anymore,” she cries.

Jae-han takes out a box of dried persimmons addressed to “Detective Cha” from his car—they’re from the victim’s family in gratitude for arresting the mugger. He admits that he’s afraid of the bad guys too, but so is everyone out there.

He’s dealt with all sorts of criminals—one even came at him with an axe and that’s how he got a metal pin in his shoulder… then admits that he may have embellished the details (in truth, he ran into an oncoming motorcycle). Aw, it’s sweet of him to try and make her feel better.

“But what can you do?” Jae-han muses. “Somebody’s gotta catch ’em. Somebody has to.” No one will judge her if she wants to quit the police force, Jae-han says, but who knows—she could end up being a decent team leader one day.

She opens the box to find only one persimmon left. Jae-han quickly explains that all the other guys ate some, but he didn’t—he made sure to save one for her. Hee.

Soo-hyun tries to collect herself when she wanders to the narrow street she was kidnapped off of. She forces herself to try and remember that night, then takes a brave step forward, motivated by Jae-han’s word that somebody has to catch the bad guys.

Meanwhile, Hae-young inquires about an empty area on the map hanging in the real estate office. He’s told that there are only factories there, so he looks into the only one that worked with mercury in the area and made headlines for their illegal disposal of mercury.

He tries getting through to the reluctant manager about any female employees who went missing last year. Another worker turns her head in interest, asking if it’s Seung-yeon. Turns out last winter was a busy season, and Seung-yeon lived in the factory’s dormitory. Thankfully her belongings were kept safe.

While Hae-young instructs Heon-ki to perform a DNA test on the remains with the victim’s only living relative, he flips through Seung-yeon’s journal. On her birthday in early December, Seung-yeon had vowed that she would find a special someone for herself. The subsequent entries mention a man who follows her, but says nothing.

He flips back to the end where Seung-yeon has listed out her daily expenses—all of those items can be purchased at a convenience store.

He immediately calls Soo-hyun to share his theory. Unlike a supermarket, no one bothers anyone at a convenience store, and one can always eat alone without being judged. Soo-hyun says he’ll meet him and starts running, but that’s when she notices the location of the street lights.

She realizes that on the night of her escape, the street lights that were once on her right changed to her left after a fall. So she hadn’t only run forward after all—at one point in her escape, she had changed directions.

Hae-young checks out all the convenience stores nearby the factory. He’s looking for a male in his mid 30s at the very least, since the killer has been active since 1997. He keeps looking and then bursts into a store that fits the description—one whose shelves are meticulously organized.

The horrors of that night creep up on Soo-hyun as she carefully wanders through the streets to the place where Jae-han had discovered her. This is where her sunbaes started their investigation, Soo-hyun thinks, because they thought she ran straight from the nearby stream.

But that was wrong because she fell at a certain point, she realizes. So Soo-hyun retraces her steps back to the pole she ran into— the point she had lost her sense of direction. When she’d gotten back up, she had unknowingly run back the way she came from, which explains why the street lights were on the opposite side of her.

And the second thing she had run into? That was the killer. Horrified, Soo-hyun realizes, “The memory I’d forgotten… the one I never wanted to ever remember…”

Moments after Soo-hyun had run into the killer, she had heard his voice again, telling her that he’d help her. He’d pushed her back to the ground and startled strangling her. But then Jae-han had called out her name.

Soo-hyun runs back to the same place where she’d been found, and realizes that the killer must have lived somewhere in this area. Hae-young, meanwhile, receives confirmation that Seung-yeon was the ninth victim.

Upon seeing a manhole cover on the ground, she realizes that this is where she smelled the sewer scent. She looks up and sees the house that leads up to it. Over at the convenience store, Hae-young pins a clerk, demanding to know who arranged these shelves.

The kid cries that the ajusshi in question already got off work and probably on his way home. Oh shit.

Soo-hyun tries to breathe as she slowly approaches the door. Don’t open it, don’t open it. She knocks, but there’s no answer. Her hand grasps the handle, and she slowly opens the unlocked door.

She peers into the darkness, and a tear rolls down her cheek.

 
COMMENTS

In these final few seconds, I seriously thought the killer would jump out and attack Soo-hyun from behind with another black plastic bag. I’m relieved that that didn’t happen, but could you imagine what a terrifying cliffhanger that would’ve been?

So I’m as horrified by the details of the Hongwon-dong case as I’m fascinated—I didn’t expect that we’d learn of the killer’s abusive childhood and see exactly how that would affect the murder victims. Learning more about him ups the creepy factor, now that we know that he repeats the same words that were told to him. We’ve also been told that the details of the murder changed with the last victim as well, because Seung-yeon was wrapped up in something warm like a blanket whereas the other victims were wrapped in sacks. What’s also fascinating is that Seung-yeon was different—she approached the killer first with a silent, warm gesture—one that shook him up.

Moving back to Soo-hyun’s kidnapping, I was glad that Soo-hyun decided to come out to the open and seek to do whatever she could to prevent any other killings. At the same time, it drove me mad that she continued to operate alone, placing herself in situations that increased her stress levels, to the places where her trauma began. But the thing is, Soo-hyun knew that her memory was fragmented, even after she remembered that all she did was run, trip, and run again. So while it was dangerous for her emotionally and physically to be so close to where she was kidnapped, she was the only one who would be able to recover those repressed parts of her memory.

I do love the progress in Jae-han and Soo-hyun’s relationship in this week’s episodes. Again, Jae-han continues to be awesome yet also so very human—he prods Soo-hyun to remember whatever she can because the event is still fresh on her mind while knowing how hard it is for her to relive it. He had no idea how much of an idol he is to her until Hae-young suggested it, and I love that he sought her out himself afterwards. It was his encouragement that kept her in the force, and to test her own limits. It’s hard to tell how much of the conversations that Hae-young and Jae-han have influence the relationship with the rest of our characters (without running into the narrative chicken vs. egg dilemma), but we do know that times are changing, hopefully for the better.

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Wow.. Just wow.

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This episode is by far the scariest, I had to literally pause it for every few moments to take a breath. The actor (Lee Sang Yeob) who played as the serial killer is wonderful.

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Now why didn't Cha Soo Hyun remember the one and only convenience store she visited in 1997 before her kidnapping?

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LOL my parents and my aunt kept saying the SAME THING.
"why won't she remember that convenience store!?" *smh*

ugh only 3 more days till the next episode! >_<
#thesuspenseiskillingme!

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I was asking myself that as well, was waiting for her to say it when hae-young mentioned that the link was the convenience store but then again it was nearly 20 years ago...

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Because of a traumatic experience. As simple as that.

A friend of mine was so scared of robber inside the bus he jumped out of it while moving. Causing him to hit his head on the ground. That happened in the afternoon. But he forgot all the things that he did the whole day. The last memory he had was when he got home from school the day before..

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i figured it was because convenience store stops/runs are such a commonplace thing. korea is littered with them, and in a country where so many people walk/take public transportation, it's easy to walk into one and pick up a beverage or snack. it's very possible that she didn't think it of any importance; so much so that perhaps she didn't recall it at all. she was also pretty preoccupied with trying to figure out the case while in the store. she never even glanced at the clerk's face.

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Simple, a convenience store is like any other innocent place you visit while doing nothing in perticular. It's difficult to remember things when nothing special happened.

Like for example, do you remember what did you do 3 mont ago on the 5th of October ? No, you wouldn't even if the police come ask you personaly. You will probably reply you usual routine you do every day.

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I barely remembered where I put my socks yesterday so I dont think it's strange that she doesn't recall this. Especially with the trauma and all.

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that scene of cha soo hyun running with the bag over her head gives me chills. kim hye soo is a literal goddess.

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and the the hypnosis session, when she came back to her past experience.. running with the bag, then... hit something hard... and then suffocated... aaaggghhhtt... she's the best!!! this eonni did super well in describing a victim's feeling... eonni jjang!

i wish at that time, haeyeong would hold her hands. :(

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**TRIVIA**

The hypnotist who hypnotized Cha Soo Hyun to revisit her memory is a real hypnotist in the police. During the shooting of the hypnosis scene, Kim Hye Soo was really fallen into hypnosis that the shoot was stopped.

credit : FB - tvn10thsignal

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Cincha???? Really??

WOW,..
they nail it well...

Not just superb actress/actors, tricky and mysterious plot but also real life experience with real people

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Epic episode! I have to say that this is the case that freaked me out the most. Yes the other ones were scary but the mother of the killer was absolutely horrifying :/ Just the directing and the atmosphere of these last two episodes really upped the tension. I'm actually kind of glad I'm not marathoning this, because I don't think I could handle watching more than 2 episodes a week, as I may stop breathing altogether.

This netizen comment cracked me up though LOL
[+1,285, -8] You guys, it's a drama where a puppy can act. In fact, even the tangerines in yesterday's episode were acting"

Seriously though, everyone's acting is fantastic here. I don't really get how there are still people complaining about Lee Jehoon's acting & talking about him like he's the sole fault in this drama, I don't see anything glaringly bad about his acting (I actually quite like him here) but different strokes for different folks I guess. :/

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I’m actually kind of glad I’m not marathoning this, because I don’t think I could handle watching more than 2 episodes a week, as I may stop breathing altogether.

THIS. Every time I finish an episode, I had to stop for like 5 minutes to compose myself. The show is so amazing, I sometimes forget to breathe.

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i didn't realize there were complaints about lee je-hoon's acting. granted, i've only had time to read the recaps these past few weeks and not any of the comments. i've totally been enjoying his acting—before this show, i'd never really given much thought to him as an actor. but i've been LOVING his performance here.

i did think he might have been slightly dramatic in the first episode, but i viewed it positively. it was a high pressure episode and the case was one that had haunted him personally. the chance to solve his childhood classmate's mystery was about to slip by, and he was understandably desperate not to lose it. i'm specifically remembering the scene where soo-hyun was berating him for speaking to the reporters.

but yeah, surprised to see there have been criticisms of LJH's acting. i think everyone's doing an amazing job, and this is the reinvention of jo jin-woong for me...

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People have complained about him? Really? Idk how you could watch the scene in ep 6 of him waking up after the truck explosion with CSH and think that.

IMO, the main AND supporting cast have been KILLING it consistently week to week.

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@ saranga & peach:
I don't think I have seen complaints about his acting here on Dramabeans but certainly I've read complaining comments other sites. I guess I should stop visiting trashy mediocre news/comments sites? LOL
In general I read things such as: "his acting is so cringe worthy" "He is too over the top/intense" etc. and I just don't get their point of view because I think for a drama like this, his intensity comes across as just right. This is not a rom com, he can go ham if he wants, and it fits the overall atmosphere & the way his character is written, he's not exactly cool, calm and collected either. (as he has been described as being "emotional" by Soohyun etc.)

I think everyone's acting is awesome here. :) I think it's just right, it's not too little or too much. This drama totally made me a fan of Lee Jehoon. I've always loved Jo Jinwoong and Kim Hyesoo is a phenomenal actress!

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I think you should stop visiting those trashy website, it's so easy for a community to hate someone/something specifly when you just want to enjoy the show as a whole.

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That's probably me for the first few episodes. I thought Lee Jehoon was overdoing HY's speech.. like it was not normal. But other than that his acting is fantastic and I'm not even bothered now.

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Yeah, I felt the same about his voice to begin with, like he was trying too hard to sound dramatic. But now I don't notice it, so either he's changed it or I just got used to it.

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I agree, yes, a little to hammy, it took me out of the moment. But, I notice it a little less now. I think it's especially noticeable whenever he's "profiling".

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yeah, Lee Je-hoon's voice did come off a touch too dramatic and like he was speaking for effect, the first few episodes - it didn't sound natural.

In another drama it wouldn't have bothered me, but compared to Jo Jin-woong and Kim Hye-soo (especially the latter), it did seem a touch overdone. He's toned it down a lot since, which is an improvement.

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Hi! Can I ask where you read the knetz comments for ep10 of Signal? I'm curious and wanna see. Can't find it though in netizenbuzz. Thanks!

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Here - http://www.kkuljaem.blogspot.hk/2016/02/spoilers-i-have-lover-five-kids-my.html

NB site spreads so much negativity and hate, I'm so done with it. :p

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Thanks!! :)

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I take breaks while watching the episode LOL! Can't take the tension. Have to get up and walk around or email someone or scream!!!

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@ growingbeautifully

Yep I definitely have paused episodes on more than one occasion lol sometimes it just gets too intense I just have to nope out of there and come back later.

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The first victim lady was Assistant writer of this show (I read PD recommended it). Even writer can act! heh

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So, did the killer leave her feet untied and hide in the apartment, only pretending to leave, (thus explaining how the door was latched from the inside?) Did he follow her as she struggled down the street? (Wouldn't that be dangerous, if somebody saw him?)
I love this show, but I wonder about these details.

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What a question @Wag_a_muffin,...
if i can ask the writer directly, that's one of the questions i want to ask too..
Did The killer do that? and why he had to leave his house?
I think the killer really enjoying the moment when she tried to escape.
But if that's the case, did he follow her when she tried to run?

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I was wondering why he left too. My Mom said he went to get boxes to wrap her in but I thought I saw some in the bathroom. As for the door, I don't think he has any other lock. As to why her feet weren't bound, I really don't know. If the killer planned all this just to make her escape only to be pinned down again, then that's just another level of creepy.

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I think he went out to get more boxes to wrap her later. When Soo-hyun escaped, she ran and then tripped, thus her direction changed and instead of running away from his house, she ran toward his house. Thus the murderer catched her when he came back. Soo-hyun didn't realize that she changed her direction after tripping because she was disoriented (being inside the bag without vision and probably lack of oxygen).
I really have no idea why he didn't tie her legs,. Maybe he ran out of wires (and boxes) since he had already had 1 victim in his house and did not expect 1 more victim so soon.

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Signal is a drama reconstructed the facts

facts : cold case , Police station of two other jurisdiction, Two bodies , Processing method of corpse , No longer found victims , One of the women fled(not tie the legs) , Many twine and box in the house

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I noticed that her feet were unbound, but very sharp of you to notice that the door was latched on the inside. Very interesting.

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Oh I thought he went back to work, assuming that he slipped out to go and catch her when she left the convenience store. He was still on duty when she entered. Hmm, maybe he did get materials also to finish the job.

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I think he was missing some materials since he usually kill n his bathroom so he went out to buy them then met her on his way back.

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I was wondering about the lock too, and I think the cops on this show do way to many things without backup or their partners. Yes, I know that wouldn't be as intense, and boy is this intense.

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I love this drama, but episodes 9 and 10 were absolutely terrifying. I was completely stressed out and couldn't wait for this case to end, and it didn't!! They just had to give us that cliffhanger. I'm not sure if I'll be able to handle the Inju gang rape.

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Oh damn. I forgot about that case. It will probably be the most heart-wrenching considering how Haeyoung and Jaehan are both personally involved with it.

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What? And I have to wait for another week? This is cruel, show, this is too cruel.

I never knew this case could be even creepier, but all those childhood flashbacks gave me chills. No wonder that guy grew up with serious depression issue and eventually went into killing spree. Surviving all those murder attempt from his own mother must be doing serious damage to his insanity.

And idk why, watching all those adorable scene between JH and SH makes me sad. Maybe because we know he'll go missing soon. Go save him, Haeyoung! I want my dose of happy ending.

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Thank You Gummimochi :)

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I am kind of worried though if they solve this case and they are able to save the other woman from being murdered, that is catch the murderer in the past, what will the consequences of saving all those lives going to be?

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Exactly. Lesson has to be learned from the 1995 case. I would prefer they catch the killer in the present day to avoid the consequence mess. A cruel though.

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I really really really love this drama,
Especially this episode,
the writer and pd really know how to show the last puzzle to the very end..
They are always succesfully make me both excited and curious to the death at the same time,
I can't wait till next friday to find out what will happen when Soo Hyun enter the killer's house, will he be there???
Thanks Gummimochi ^_^, do you think the killer would jump out and attack Soo-hyun from behind with another black plastic bag???
Based on preview, i want to think that too, but please writer-nim, that can't be happen :(
if that's the case, then it will be the next epic, scary and great episode,..

Bravo Signal!!!!

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Ok so I adore this show (the chillls) but someone pls explain why the killer looks EXACTLY the same in winter 2014 when he killed the new/last victim as when he kidnapped SH in 1997. Did I miss something? Seriously this is confusing me more than the time paradox (which I'm not too bothered about).

Please help.

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Well, this is the problem with having your story span 30 years while using the same actors- Unfortunately it requires some suspension of disbelief. Like how old is Jae Han supposed to be during his first case? I can't quite believe him as early 20s, but then by the time he dies he has to be in his 50's so I just turn a blind eye.
This serial killer could have been as young as 17 or 18 in 1997 so now he would be 35 or 36. If we assume he has good genes, I think you don't have to stretch the believability too much. As for him having almost exactly the same clothes and hair style, we could chalk it up to his obsessive personality I guess.

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He would only be about 33-35 when he went missing. He was 22 in 1987-9(?) and went missing in 2000.

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Oh, I guess that's right, that makes more sense. I was thinking too broadly about the 30 year time line, but he disappeared 15 years ago.

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IKR. I have been wondering the same thing since the Han Se-kyu case. He looks exactly the same in 2015, 20 years later. Why didn't they make up for the character, put on some wrinkles or some things? At least for the 1st case, they did (the murderer and his father definitely look aging compared to 1989).

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at least with Han Se-kyu, they changed his clothes and hair (they had to, since he became a lawyer in that time and had to dress accordingly), but this killer's been working at the same convenience store the entire time....makes it even more confusing whether it's the past or the present, since his clothes/style don't change.

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Yes, but his very sameness is a huge flag of his Obssessive, Compulsive behavior(OCD). Everything had to remain in its place, even his looks. The drama did place him in his mid-thirties, too early for wrinkles, I reckon ;-)

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So why did serial killer change? The murder was a year ago .. are there others? Or did that last murder affect him in such a way that he's gotten somewhat "healed" (which would probably only happen in "reel" life.) If he's changed because he's now not able to see the faces of his victims, could he have so disgusted himself that he can sort of stop killing? The BTK killer had a family, if i remember..as did several other serial killers. I wonder if this guy has now managed to compartmentalize his mind. The way i see it there has to be a case where bad guy is punished in the present but his unassuming wife and kid suffer. Coz that would be the writerly predicament to add some more texture to the time paradox. Maybe not this killer, but maybe some other person. Coz this writer keeps not giving us easy answers when it comes to justice and time.

Thanks for the recap.

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Hmm. I thought the change Haeyoung was talking about was in his killing pattern. The killer used to tie and strangle the women from the front. The last one was strangled and tied from the back. I see it as him not wanting to look at the woman as he killed her because he sort of likes her. Haeyoung probably had an inkling about this so he wanted to identify the last victim. She is probably deeply involved with the killer, hence the change.

Also, there were gaps in between his killing spree so I don't think he's quite done with killing yet. His last murder was 2014. Still, it doesn't mean that he will not do it again.

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He changed his deposit site in 1997 when the heroine escaped. Then choosen the mountain as his new cimetery.

2001, he had remorse to kill the girl because clearly he had a crush on her but was unable to love her. That why he putted her into a blanet s she will be warm and killed her from the back and not from the front like others. He can't fight anymore his thirst for killing but can show remorse.

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Gah, so creepy! The last minute had me screaming at my screen! WHY SOO HYUN, WHY WOULD YOU JUST WALK UP TO HIS FRONT DOOR ALONE?!! STOOOOOOP!!!

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Same! WHY??! Overall I love her, and I get that she's tough and brave and all that, but would it kill her to take back up for ONCE when she's going to see a murderous nutjob?

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My feelings also. Additionally, the police seems to have better communications with their station than they do in 2015. I'm assuming even detectives have to be checking in periodically while in the field.

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This is the most suspenseful episode of Signal! I forget how many times I pause and play while watching. The silly thing is I even watch from the side of the screen because I'm too freaked out to watch the last 2-minute scene. And I'm with you gummimochi when you say, "Don't open it, don't open it". Geez, Soo Hyun, why don't you listen? Why?

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I watched it covering my eyes, while peeking through my fingers...as if that will help! Sheesh!

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Lol, I did that too!!!

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I normally watch Signal with the room lights off, for a more movielike experience (I do that with all my dramas tbh) but for that scene, I had to turn the lights back on.

Why do people in dramas/movies never learn NOT to walk up to possible murderers' front doors alone, have they learned nothing from horror movies?! Or do they not have horror movies in the dramaverse?!

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This drama seriously killing me with each episode and had me yelling noooo don't do that, don't go in. and I have to wait for 5 more days for new episode. the acting is awesome and story is chilling. thanks for recap.

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It's so sad. So, so sad. I still believe that the world would be a better place if we focus more on early childhood education and if more cases of abuse will be reported. Children are so fragile and if this is what the killer experienced when he was young, no wonder he turned out like this. The puppy in the bag was just horrifying. Oh gosh, I'm tearing up again.

Still! It doesn't justify his serial killing. I hope he gets arrested and get help. Sigh. In a way, this is also a tragic love story where they could have helped each other but it just didn't work.

I love how the "love lines" are more rooted in being an inspiration and giving comfort when it's needed than skinship and sweet words.

Signal, please continue to be awesome! Thanks for the recaps gummi!

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I totally agree with you on everything! Seriously, I have encountered a lot of theory in regards to early childhood development & thinking about nature vs nurture in my studies and definitely, mandatory reporting is a must have system tbh.
Makes me wonder how they deal with this in Korea? Are people in certain professions trained in compulsory childhood safety workshops? Are they mandated to report abuse? I know that dealing with mental health in every country is different. It's quite interesting, I may have to look up how they do it in Korea sometime.

The puppy in the bag killed me, as soon as the mother said that she would make it "comfortable" I was like "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooook!!" D: it's so awful.

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this week's episodes were so good. my heart was pounding so hard by the end of each episode, like it would burst. i LOVE that feeling. it means a drama is doing its job well!

i feel like this show is the reinvention of jo jin-woong. i always remembered him as the overweight, annoying, sort of obnoxious character from sons of sol pharmacy. hated his character there. i know he's done more roles since, but i only really remembered him from there and lee seon-kyun's film a hard day. definitely i feel like this is his most universally appealing role.

he's showing that he's capable of good guy, main lead characters and not only just sidekicks or comic roles or villains. it also helps that he looks much more the part with his weight loss—in the past he was decidedly overweight, but he looks MUCH healthier now. his acting is so great to watch. i can't decide which of the three (kim hye-soo, jo jin-woong, or lee je-hoon) are my favorites. just perfect casting all around.

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Agreed, Jo Jin-Woong is doing a great job. He's nerdy, but wise, upright and determined. Cute, even. Totally enjoying him in this role. Would love to see his character live!

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Everyone's already added some insightful commentary on the more emotionally heavy parts of the episode, so on a more shallower note I'd just like to add that this drama is making me get a major crush on Lee Je-Hoon. 0_0

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I'm obsessed with his nose.

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Amazing, isn't it? Au naturel I take it?

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Never noticed a point Korean nose before.

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You're not alone oh my gosh I'm like low key in love with him. The housework scene in ep 9 had me flailing lol Soohyun's mum had the right idea, just watching him work :D

but the moment I realised I was in deep was in last week's episode where he confronted Han Se Kyu at the club and was doing his explanation and using the shot glasses and like casually throwing things on the table and smirking like a badass. I ACTUALLY had to pause. It was hot and too much /fans self

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I knowwww ... in the first 2 episodes... I was like why does he keep distracting me with his sneakily sexy features... This is a high stress situation cant be swooning over the main guy when people's LIVES ARE AT STAKE.

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Didn't think I could like him more! So thankful for Bleak Night tho. ;-)

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In the middle of such an intense episode, I really enjoyed Jae Han's reaction when Je Hoon told him that Soo Hyun was his team leader. He was all like, "What? Our little maknae actually grows up?" and then later when he was talking to her, it seemed like he was still cracking up at the thought of it.

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lol I know, I loved that reaction of his - the rookie who can't even drive properly, becomes team leader?

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Yes, this was the part I laughed out loud. Loved the incredulity on his face both times!

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Could somebody satisfy my curiosity please?? So after watching the last two eps, my sister asked me who that handsome murderer was and where she could have possibly seen him. So I answered that he was LSY, and he came out in SKKS with a minor role as a scholar(?). Just to be sure, I searched up his dramas but nope, it wasn't there......... So did I mistaken him for someone else in SKKS? Or was it different sageuk drama altogether?

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Oh and what I mean by 'scholar' is the people in the blue garb with the funky hat, like what the rest of the SKKS cast wore

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Maybe you mixed him up with Ha Ji Won's brother in SKSS...

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his name is Lee Sang-yeob

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oh sorry i just reread your comment. what drama is SKKS? can you spell it out please?

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Oh sorry about that! Sungkyunkwan Scandal

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He was in Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love, not SKKS.

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Ah I did see that on the list, but I never watched Jang Ok Jung..
Yet I remember him in sageuk garb holding an important(?) scroll!

Oh well, I guess I must have been fantasising on my own haha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Sang-yeob
Sejong the great king(2008), Jang Ok-jung

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Cutie lawyer Park in Nice Guy (Innocent Guy)! Loved him in that! Haha :D ..He was also with Joongki in the movie Penny Pinchers.

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Oooh that's where I have seen him. That cute smile has finally appeared in this episode. Thanks. Although the main reason he looks hella familiar is because he looks like many idols/young actors.

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Haha, true! Especially with that hairstyle. He also looks like Lee Je Hoon lol!

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Props to Kim Hye-soo, I love how her body language and manner of speech is so different between proper young Soo-hyun and badass, no-nonsense present Soo-hyun.

But something about the way past Soo-hyun walks when she's retracing the victims' footsteps last ep shows traces of the person she'll be in the future, which is a rather awesome and subtle detail that points to the future development of her character.

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I think this may end up being my favorite series of all time. Which is saying a lot because Sherlock holds that title right now and is arguably the best written show at the moment. An ambitious Korean drama may just steal that spot. And no one knows about it. People still look at me crazy when I tell them I watch KDramas. They haven't quite caught on here in the states yet.

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I feel you, @TransientState - I totally feel you. I'm doing everything I can to influence my friends in the States. I want everyone to experience the amazement!

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Haha, I'm in Alaska and I seldom watch anything other than K-dramas! But I do hear lame things like, "I can't read subtitles!" But my 6-year old often watches with me and loves them although is just learning to read. Occasionally, he says he thinks he understands Korean and I have to explain that they just spoke in English!

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LOL that's so cute!! I've totally done that same thing before! :P

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I feel so sorry for the killer as a kid (crazy, I know) to be raised alone by a manic depressed mom. And killing his little dog too. Poor kid. The deck was stacked against him, and the conditions were ripe to make him a serial killer. This is where proximity to an extended family, or a good support system would've made a helluva difference. Smh. Someone ought to have seen how she treated her boy by near strangulation on a constant basis and intervened. Unfortunately, in cities, we're so silo-ed. Everyone only minds their business, crimes of abuse could be committed under our very noses, and we would still be ignorant of it.

Like it or not, the very isolation of the walkways made it easy for the serial killer to abduct, murder and bury his victims with none being the wiser, and the personalities of the victims ensured that jo one would really make a stink if they disappeared. The whole thing is just so sad!

I like Jae han, but I couldn't help feeling that he was VERY insensitive where Soo hyun was concerned. If I had a book I would've liked to hit him over the head with it. At the very least, I would send him for sensitivity training. I am glad Hae young was able to clue him in that Soo hyun went through something traumatic and he should be supportive and sympathetic.

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I just wanted to add that the killer had a shot at redemption when Yoo Seun Yeon reached out to him. Too bad he was too far gone with his lust for killing to take her up on her offer of friendship.

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Just. WOW.
All I can say is that I'm floating in the bliss of loving this drama SO much. Everything about it - simply everything is perfect.
And The whole combo of dramas I'm watching now just slays me with happiness. I think I might seriously leave this earthly plane, because it sure is hard to leave my computer! Right now I have: Signal, Six Flying Dragons, One More Happy Ending, Cheese in the Trap, Madame Antoine making me the happiest since the rapture of watching Healer, Gaksital and Misaeng last year - but SOON, there will also be Descendants of the Sun, Come Back Mister (Yay- Rain gets a chance to recover from the awful My Lovable Girl!) and Pied Piper to add to the dramas Im watching now???!!! How is this possible?????? How am I going to handle my hear, already bursting with joy now?
Someone send in a St. Bernard with a flask of Soju to save me!!!

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What lovely snow you have burying you @ lunatic4kd!!! LOL! Here's something to keep you warm when you get buried under again! Wrong breed of dog though ? but he brings ? and ? to warm the ❤ cockles. ?

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This case is creepiest case so far. I even was scared going to convenience store after watching it.
They make me shed tears every week. On this episode, not only when Jaehan and Haeyoung were talking through walkie-talkie, I cried at Jinwoo's childhood scene.
Lee Sang-yeob did a great job.

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This drama just continues to amaze me!!! Wow!! Love it! I felt so sad and upset during the flashback to the killer's childhood trauma. And I had to pause the video when it dawned on me that SY had repressed memory from that night which involved a near death encounter with the killer!! EEEEEEEEEE!! That's why she was super terrified when JH came to rescue her, with her gasping and flailing actions.. that's why.. wow!!

And lol I had to squee a bit when I saw Lee Sang Yeob as the killer, hehe. He's such a cutie. And lol kinda looks like Lee Je Hoon.

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I too was sooooo upset at how the child was abused by his mother. I was thinking how hard it is to judge even the most horrendous of crimes, not knowing how sick the mind is or that it is help that is needed and not only the law. How sad that he grew up and no one knew how sick he was.

And never again can we just look at a nice, mild-mannered, good-looking person in the same way. LOL!

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True. So heartbreaking! And the realization that these are things that may happen in real life. It would really break a person, especially if he finds no support for himself.

"And never again can we just look at a nice, mild-mannered, good-looking person in the same way. LOL!" -I actually squeed when I first saw Lee Sang Yeob on my screen! Haha! And then I was like, eeeeks, killer! He did a good job. This case really creeped me out.

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I love this show! The suspense can't get better than this! And every actor is amazing- I mean even the most supporting of supporting characters are doing their part well!
Bravo Show. I hope the next 6 episodes are as brilliant as this one!

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Me too! This is very intense!

And I laughed in the transmission part in this week's episodes, Jae Han and Hae Young seem to use a limited conversation time just to have some love advice..haha

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That scene where SY realized that she actually run toward the murder... GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! I'm lucky no one in my house suddenly appeared and poked my shoulder during that scene. (I would scream, for sure!)

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That was one of the best 'door-opening' scenes I've seen!
With even a tear rolling down her right cheek, the determination in the hopes of catching the killer in spite of still having the fear inside of her amazes me.

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Thanks gummimochi!

So good this show!

One thing that occurred to me was the question of how Hae Young could be so sure about his profile of the victims...

Where did he get the info that they were depressed, listened to sad music, were introverted, shopped at convenience stores... - only a few of them had relatives or colleagues who talked about them. Other than that, everything else seems plausible and well explained.

What I liked:
1) Anh's greyness which gives us hope that he may turn the tables on Dir Kim. I have a sad feeling, that if he does decide enough is enough, he will end up dead. If Hae Young manages to give Jae Han enough info, Jae Han might end up alive in 2015 but Anh might die in his stead.

2) Soo Hyun's resilience and that it might have been Hae Young through Jae Han who enabled her to be where she is now. I like that she's taking the difficult steps to remember her ordeal, in order to solve the crime and not just to get over her own trauma. When she doggedly went ahead to (unwisely) confront the killer herself, I both applauded her and cringed in apprehension.

It is likely that the 1999 gang rape will be the straw that breaks the camel's back in getting Jae Han killed... maybe together with his already 'bad' reputation with the boss from 'another world'. Any changes made to the investigation of that crime, will impinge Jae Han's life and the life of Hae Young's brother as well. And that investigation will be up next!!!

6 episodes to go and so much to hope for!!!

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True!!!
And I know that it'll just go up and become more intense next time knowing that every little move and decision Jae Han will make will have a very big effect in the longevity of his life and Sun Woo's.
I hope that Hae Young will give him good advices and I also hope that Soo Hyun will at least know about the communication between the two so if ever Hae Young's thoughts becomes clouded with his emotions regarding the involvement of his brother, Soo Hyun can guide him and help Jae Han too in making decisions so that they can all arrive at the most appropriate future..

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Yes, I'm waiting so impatiently for that... Soo Hyun finding out that Jae Han of the past is communicating with Hae Young. The show poster shows them having drinks 'together'... I want that to happen both in the time-warp and in 'real time'.

It would be such a wonderful support for Hae Young if only Soo Hyun could know and share his burden about making decisions on what to tell Jae Han. But the complication is that Soo Hyun will add more dimensions to the communication with past Jae Han, and it may make matters even more complex!!!

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Lol! You're right!
And It'll surely take some time before she fully believes in all the communication that has happened between the two.

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I'm sure you've all heard this song at the end of the 10th Episode .

I love that the lyrics about Cha Soo Hyun is on point. Everything about this drama is just exceptional!

KIM YOON AH – PATH / ROAD (길) SIGNAL OST

No one taught me
If this was the right path or if I should go on a different one
If I reach the end over there, I’ll stop
Saying it’s the end

I’m standing in front of a blocked maze
I ask about my path but the echo has no answer
I might stay on the same path as yesterday
As if I’m hanging on that spider web

Somewhere in the world, in the deepest corner
I need to find myself, who has lost the way
Before the darkness that swallows the sun will come
I need to find my way that is trapped in a long wall

Teach me, my hidden fears
If this path ends, will there be another one?
I need to untangle the knots on my feet
But my numb hands hurt too much

Somewhere in the world, in the deepest corner
I need to find myself, who has lost the way
Before the darkness that swallows the sun will come
I need to find my way that is trapped in a long wall

Teach me, my hidden fears
If this path ends, will there be another one?
I need to untangle the knots on my feet
But my numb hands hurt too much

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oh my god!!! I'm really liking Lee Je Hoon because of this drama, wish there could be some few cute moments with him and Kim Hye Soo, even though romance here is out of the question but nah, those little concerns from here to there are enough for me.

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I still have some questions regarding this case, (1) what exactly was the suspect trying to do when he left soohyun in the bathroom, he clearly didn't leave the house since the door was latched from the inside, (2) whose body was kept in the closet soohyun accidentally opened? The suspect's mom? I doubt that it was a mere random victim since it didn't get the same treatment as the others

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I don't think we have enough information to ascertain what the suspect was doing when he left Soo-hyun in the bathroom alone. I think it's the mother's body in the closet and the reason it's never been found is because her body is still with him in the apartment. It's kind of an Hitchcock-ian Psycho thing. The women he kills represent his mother but he is also killing both for and as his mother because she's never really left him. This is why the final victim is treated differently. She's made a connection with him, not his mother.

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And maybe that's why he hasn't been caught yet. It's because they've been looking for someone who's been living alone. He might have told those who questioned him that he's living with his mom.

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*clapclap* our guess turned out to be true!

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Edge of my seat suspense thriller!

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This serial killer seems like he stepped straight from a Criminal Minds' episode. But SIGNAL is so much better, it's incredible how it's both scary, intriguing, and suspenseful! Is there really no talk of a sequel/season 2?? SIGH

Thanks for the recap!

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IKR!
Or maybe they can make a movie version of this! But they should keep the same incredible actors and actress.

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I love every episode and the awesome acting by the actors. Ep 10 freaked me out the most and I tried to mute some scenes. :) Ep 10 is so good and terrifying that I watched twice. Can't hardly wait for the next Episode.

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There is no way the last victim went missing in 2014, she could have gone missing in later years than 1997, though.

Because her skeleton remains are found in 2015 and it would have taken about 8 years for the body to decompose to a skeleton...

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@ Evelyn Lee

That's interesting. I assumed that depending on the climate, bacteria and other environment factors, it was possible to become skeletal in a year. They took the year period based on the date of manufacture of the parka she wore, but perhaps they did not do enough research.

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Depending on the weather and insects around.

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Can I just say that I strongly condone the buddy system, especially when investigating a serial killer after dark on empty streets, especially one who has seen your face and targeted you before? Except I know that they found more out after splitting up but still... So stressful watching this show haha

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No one picked up the mother was poisoned by mercury therefore the craziness to her little boy. So very sad. In my day they poisoned our mother's with untested drugs.

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This episode highlights the effect of poison and workplace unsafety and lack of responsibility to its workers and the down spiralling effect to children, causing adults to have violent or dysfunctional thinking and harmful actions. No sane mother wakes up one morning and decides to abuse or hurt their cihild or make their brain to react so hurtfullt to their child. The company ought to have been made responsible for the severe harm it created. It also shows the psycholical effect of harm to a baby brain. I felt so sad. No one cares for the poisoned mother's.

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What a wonderful series and great true to life personalities. I love korean dramas. They are so human.

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