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Signal: Episode 15

We’re in the beginning of the end this week, as we close in on the final days of the past that shapes the present Hae-young and Soo-hyun currently know and live in. Given how the passage of time differs depending on a specific character’s perspective, that doesn’t leave much time to try and make some last-minute changes to the past. The clock is ticking, but these detectives will be damned to let an opportunity to save a life pass them by.

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EPISODE 15 RECAP

Hae-young quickly stuffs the walkie-talkie in Soo-hyun’s bag when the other cops find them in the hospital basement. He’s arrested for Section Chief Ahn’s murder on the spot, and when Soo-hyun protests, she’s told to butt out lest she be considered as an accomplice.

It’s a bit suspicious that the officers supposedly have everything they need to take Hae-young, whose request to see the case files on his brother’s death is denied.

Over in the past, a still-injured Jae-han drives down to Inju as fast as he can. Sun-woo, meanwhile, waits anxiously, and the man at the door isn’t Jae-han. It’s Director Kim, who insists that he can be trusted because Jae-han is still in the hospital.

Evidently Director Kim had heard from Section Chief Ahn that Sun-woo had come looking for Jae-han at the precinct, but right now he speaks cheerfully to gain Sun-woo’s trust. It works, and Sun-woo shares that he knows that Tae-jin was the true instigator of the gang rape and shows Director Kim the red scarf. Oh no, this has bad news written all over it.

Director Kim is skeptical that the cops would be able to prove this belongs to the victim, but Sun-woo replies that everyone at school knows that Hye-sung wears this handmade scarf every winter. Director Kim promises to have it analyzed, but we know he never would.

He remarks on how Sun-woo’s proactive actions differs from his reserved appearance—is Sun-woo really that determined to clear his name? Sun-woo says he is, since that’s the only way he can be reunited with his family, especially his little brother.

“You probably wouldn’t give up no matter what happens, huh?” Director Kim asks with a strained smile on his face. Sun-woo nods. Oh my god, please get here sooner, Jae-han.

On his way here, Director Kim had put in a request to stop the internal investigation against him in exchange of protecting Senator Jang’s nephew. He asks Sun-woo for another glass of water, then takes out a pill and drops the contents into Sun-woo’s glass.

Which means Sun-woo is completely unaware when he returns and takes a sip from his glass.

Hae-young’s request to see those case files is denied again when he’s brought back to the precinct. Thinking about his hyung brings him to tears, and in the past, little Hae-young walks up the hill to his old home while Director Kim walks past him with the scarf in hand. Oh no.

In the present, Hae-young cries in his holding cell, desperately praying for the past to change. The house is quiet when little Hae-young calls out to his brother. But the scene he discovers is the same one as before: Sun-woo lying unconscious on the ground in a pool of his own blood.

The neighbors and the police are already on the scene when Jae-han finally arrives. He also bears witness to Hae-young and Sun-woo’s mother weeping over her firstborn, and tears stream down his cheeks as he thinks of older Hae-young’s desperate plea to save his hyung in time. I’m… gonna need a minute here.

Hae-young’s face falls when he finally sees those case files in the interrogation room and learns that nothing has changed. He’s still in shock when he’s presented with the murder weapon—a knife that contains Section Chief Ahn’s blood and supposedly his own fingerprints.

Director Kim is informed of the same information, including how there were no security cameras near where the weapon was found. However, all of the witnesses point their fingers at Hae-young.

A maid and another man had seen a bloodied Hae-young enter the men’s bathroom by the ER, where the weapon was stored. Hae-young says he’s innocent and explains that he went to the hospital to find out what Section Chief Ahn’s last investigation was.

But the cop doesn’t believe him, convinced that Hae-young returned to the scene of the crime to destroy the incriminating evidence. In his mind, Hae-young likely resented the detective in charge of the 1999 Inju case, and killed Section Chief Ahn to avenge his brother’s death.

Hearing all this frustrates Hae-young, while Director Kim sits smugly in his office thinking of how he again orchestrated another setup to frame the wrong man.

While Soo-hyun sits in her car with the walkie-talkie, the Director Kim in the year 2000 tends to a minor wound. Just then, Jae-han bursts into his office, still in his bloody shirt.

He asserts that Sun-woo isn’t the type to take his own life, especially when he had key evidence against the principal offender in the Inju case. He had gone inside the house and was overcome with emotions when he’d seen the pool of blood.

He’d searched every nook and cranny of that house, but couldn’t find the red scarf Sun-woo had mentioned. His lip quivering, Jae-han reports that someone made it look like suicide and took the scarf with them. “Someone who should never get their hands on that evidence.”

Director Kim tries to nip his suspicion in the bud, but Jae-han says he heard something while he was at the Inju precinct: the cop who saw Sun-woo at the precinct reported it to Section Chief Ahn, which means the news would naturally reach Director Kim’s ears.

Before Director Kim can respond to the insinuation, Jae-han notes how the internal investigation against Director Kim has been suspiciously dropped. His master must’ve taken his hunting dog back in after he’d gone and killed a minor, huh?

Director Kim tells him to give it a rest, but Jae-han hollers that he’ll put Director Kim behind bars for what he did. He bellows that Sun-woo worked so hard to clear his name so his family—that was ripped apart because of this case—could live under one roof again.

Sun-woo had believed that things could go back to the way they were if he right his wrongs, Jae-han roars as he’s dragged away. Sun-woo believed that there would be an adult who would help him, but was murdered instead. “Are you an adult? Are you human?! Can you still call yourself a cop?!”

Jae-han sits at home that night, refusing to pick up any calls. He tearfully recalls the entire sequence of events that resulted in Sun-woo’s death. He tries slapping himself to stop the tears, but they keep coming. When the radio comes alive, Jae-han swallows his tears to prepare himself for this transmission.

He can barely speak two words before the tears well up in his eyes. “I’m sorry… I couldn’t stop it,” he says, trying to keep his voice level. He blames himself for not heading down to Inju right away and apologizes for being unable to save Sun-woo in time.

“Sunbae-nim… is this really you?” Soo-hyun transmits from the present. Tears fill her eyes as she repeats the question. She says she waited for fifteen years, but he returned to her as a corpse. She cries, “You’ll end up dead!”

She pleads with him to say something because she’s waited for so long, and she wants to know what it was that Jae-han wanted to tell her. Jae-han takes a beat before he responds and asks if something happened to Hae-young.

Remembering that Hae-young hadn’t told Jae-han of his impending death yet, Soo-hyun says it for him—he mustn’t go behind Seonil Psychiatric Hospital on August 3rd. Then the connection drops.

If Jae-han’s heart wasn’t heavy enough, now he must also deal with this new information. He jots down the date and location on his notepad… the same note we saw him possess in Episode 1.

Soo-hyun arrives at work to find a surprise at her desk: a watch. She notices that Jae-han’s desk is empty, then is told that he transferred precincts. She catches him outside before he gets in his car and asks if he’s the one who gave her this watch.

She never asked him to do something like this, and Jae-han swallows his emotions and flatly tells her to throw it out if she doesn’t want it. When she actually does slam the box on the hood of his car, he catches her and places the case back into her hand.

He tells her not to pounce on any criminal that shows up before her eyes, and avoid the ones who wield knives because she can always catch them later. “Don’t get hurt, and don’t get sick, either,” he adds.

When he turns to leave, she grabs his arm and asks if he’s leaving because of her confession. Removing his arm from her grasp, he wraps both hands around hers. His fingers linger for a few moments before he offers more professional advice, though his eyes express how hard this farewell is for him. “A cop should never lose focus.”

In the present, Soo-hyun meets with Hae-young in his holding cell. She cuts right to the chase: “Can you save him?” When he doesn’t respond right away, she drops down to his eye level and says that while she doesn’t fully believe everything he said and what’s going on, she knows the voice coming out of that radio belongs to Jae-han.

He once told her that there were some who died that were saved, so is that possible for Jae-han? Hae-young softly replies that using the connection to save lives is dangerous, to which Soo-hyun asks: “If we can change everything, if we can save him… even if there’s a one percent chance… even if it messes everything up, I’ll do it.”

“So answer me,” she asks. “What must be done to save [Jae-han]?” Hae-young admits that he doesn’t know anything anymore—all he wanted was to bring the truth to light, but nothing has gone right and both Jae-han and Section Chief Ahn are dead. He couldn’t prevent his brother’s death and now he’s sitting here accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

He doesn’t even know if he’s done the right thing by making those changes to the cold cases. He says fearfully, “I don’t know what will happen if we use the transmission to change the past again.”

But Soo-hyun doesn’t believe that, and shares how she warned Jae-han about his expiration date. Hae-young says that Jae-han went to Seonil Psychiatric anyway, because he thought there’d be a clue there.

Which means that they must figure out how and why Jae-han died, and it dawns on Soo-hyun that they need to find Kim Sung-bum. If they track him down, they might be able to clear Hae-young’s name and find a way to save Jae-han. “I… won’t give up on [Jae-han]… or you.”

At the precinct, the cops seize everything from Hae-young’s desk, though Detective Kim gets worked up when they get their hands on the case files on Soo-hyun’s. When asked why she was at Inju Hospital with Hae-young, she doesn’t answer.

She and her other cold case squad members head to a cafe to discuss the oddities in Hae-young’s arrest. Detective Kim points out how the details are so similar to Sun-woo’s arrest, what with how the evidence and witnesses popped out of seemingly nowhere and the witness statements match up too well.

Neither Heon-ki nor Detective Kim suspect Hae-young to be the murderous type, but Soo-hyun knows someone who is: Kim Sung-bum, who was at Inju Hospital the night Section Chief Ahn was murdered.

Soo-hyun shuts down the idea of telling the other cops, since they wouldn’t believe that Hae-young saw him there anyway. She makes sure to keep their voices quiet while telling them about how Jae-han’s body was found behind Kim Sung-bum’s villa.

Problem is, the gangster is currently on the run, so it’s up to them to track him down. Soo-hyun shows Hae-young a list of places Kim Sung-bum could be when she visits him later on.

They’ve barely started and Hae-young already looks defeated, so Soo-hyun reaches out to him and says they must find Kim Sung-bum because they aren’t the only ones looking for him.

By the time Detective Kim had reached out to his contacts, he’d learned that someone else was already one step ahead of them. “Director Kim,” Soo-hyun explains. That doesn’t make sense to Hae-young, since the director would likely be someone to ensure Kim Sung-bum’s safety.

But neither Director Kim nor Kim Sung-bum accounted for the possibility that Jae-han’s body would be found, Soo-hyun continues. And because Kim Sung-bum knows of Director Kim’s unscrupulous behavior better than anyone, that makes him a dangerous liability.

So that means Director Kim will try to off the gangster before he’s caught by the police, and we see that’s exactly what Director Kim is trying to do. As for Kim Sung-bum, he sees the man Director Kim has employed to look for him. He makes a call on a public phone in Bucheon, but then hangs up when it goes unanswered.

If they don’t find Kim Sung-bum before Director Kim does, they’ll lose the only person who knows anything about Section Chief Ahn and Jae-han’s deaths, Soo-hyun presses. That motivates Hae-young to start thinking, and he pauses on the mention of Bucheon.

He recalls how he received anonymous calls from the Bucheon area code, then asks what someone would do if they were being chased by multiple enemies. They’d likely turn to someone they trust most, particularly someone who would try to expose Director Kim’s wrongdoings—someone like him.

Soo-hyun manages to smuggle Hae-young’s cell phone into the interrogation room, where he carefully shows her the number that tried to get in touch with him. And there’s a voicemail from Kim Sung-bum asking Hae-young to meet him alone on January 19 at 11 PM.

Soo-hyun is ready to fly into action to arrest Kim Sung-bum, but Hae-young reminds her that the gangster is a cautious man—he’ll be on the lookout to see if something is off.

They can’t risk losing this opportunity for contact, so there’s only one thing they can do, he says. We don’t know what that is yet, as we watch Hae-young being escorted to the courthouse.

He silently removes the key hidden in his sleeve while the cop is busy on his phone and carefully unlocks himself from his handcuffs. His hands now free, Hae-young grabs the seat back adjuster, then clocks the cops on either side before jumping out of the van.

He runs out of the traffic and into the streets, then we flash back to the moment when Soo-hyun had slipped him the key in the interrogation room. Hae-young had been reluctant to get Soo-hyun involved, but she was determined to find Kim Sung-bum.

Hae-young keeps running until he gets to the rendezvous point where Soo-hyun is already waiting for him. They zoom off in her car before the other cops can catch him, but they both know that this vehicle will be traced back to her.

Soo-hyun doesn’t care what the cops at the precinct think since her goal is to find the man who knows why Jae-han died and figure out a way to save him.

July 29, 2000. Jae-han receives an envelope from the national forensics center in America while we see the same scene from Episode 1 play out: little Hae-young sees Yoon-jung waiting outside after school, and he leaves her behind.

Jae-han calls a prosecutor to inform him that he has the evidence that proves Director Kim committed murder. It’s the test results from Hye-seung’s red scarf, and he promises to head to the prosecutor’s office in an hour. I have a feeling that that won’t happen.

It’s not long before the entire precinct is informed about Kim Yoon-jung’s disappearance, so Jae-han tucks the results in his desk drawer.

Meanwhile in the present, Hae-young arrives at the basement parking lot at the appointed time. When a door opens, he runs towards it, only to be whirled around and be slammed into a car by Kim Sung-bum, who demands to know if Hae-young is alone.

Hae-young in turn, wants to know what Kim Sung-bum has on Director Kim, and is told to search his brain. If the statute of limitations for embezzlement and bribery have expired, what’s left? “Homicide,” Hae-young replies.

In that moment, Soo-hyun appears behind Kim Sung-bum, who slowly raises his hands before making a run for it. Hae-young gives chase and rams into him, then pins him against a pillar.

As Hae-young cuffs him, Kim Sung-bum growls that he told Hae-young to come alone. It’s not that he can’t trust Soo-hyun but that Director Kim probably put a tail on them. Well that just means they’ve got limited time on their hands to chat, and Soo-hyun doesn’t believe it for a second when Kim Sung-bum claims he doesn’t know who Jae-han is.

Grabbing a fistful of his coat, she demands to know why Jae-han was killed. The gangster says Jae-han was asking for it—he wouldn’t have died so needlessly if he hadn’t gone snooping around.

Over in the past, Director Kim and Section Chief Ahn again are introduced to oversee the Kim Yoon-jung case. Needless to say, Jae-han and Director Kim don’t share greetings, and soon Jae-han and the others are sent to the cafe listed in the ransom note (where they’ll find Suspect Seo’s thumbprint).

Which means Director Kim is alone at the precinct, and he finds the test results in Jae-han’s drawer. Shit. In the present, Kim Sung-bum explains that Jae-han insisted upon investigating a case that had nothing to do with him: Sun-woo’s death.

That fateful night on August 3, 2000, Director Kim had dangled the test results in front of a bloodied and battered Jae-han, who’d been surprised to learn that the prosecutor was in leagues with Director Kim.

When Director Kim had offered him a final chance to give up, Jae-han had responded by charging at him instead. He had then pulled off his restraints, and had flipped Kim Sung-bum over shortly after being stabbed in the abdomen.

Jae-han had escaped into the dark woods with his walkie-talkie, falling over and over again. By the time the walkie-talkie had lit up, Jae-han had transmitted that this would be his final transmission. We know the rest from there.

Kim Sung-bum had caught up in time to see Section Chief Ahn struck with fear before he’d pulled the trigger. The time had been 11:23 PM, and Jae-han’s last thought was for Hae-young to never give up.

There was a chance for Jae-han to live, but he’d chosen not to take it, Kim Sung-bum growls. It’s only now Hae-young realizes how determined Jae-han was, as the one person who never gave up. “And… it’s my fault that Jae-han died,” Hae-young falters, as a tear rolls down his cheek.

Soo-hyun turns to Hae-young to tell him to keep it together, but that’s when Kim Sung-bum uses the distracted moment to try and run. He doesn’t get far before a car runs him over, and while Soo-hyun chases the vehicle, Hae-young runs to Kim Sung-bum’s side. Ack, this is why a cop can’t ever lose focus!

Soo-hyun catches up and shoot the car’s tires, and the car spins to a stop. Opening the car door, she orders the driver to get out, keeping her gun trained on him. But that’s when another guy hops out of the backseat, and the driver kicks the gun out of her hand.

But he’s dealing with a veteran cop who can kick some serious ass as she slams him back into the car. He gets a few punches in, but she uses the car door to her advantage then kicks him down.

Hae-young sees the driver grab Soo-hyun gun and races toward them. Just as the shot rings out, he throws himself in front of Soo-hyun like a human shield.

The driver throws the gun away and flees while Soo-hyun is in a state of shock. She rushes to his side, but when she grabs her phone to call an ambulance, Hae-young stops her and says she has to use the radio and save Jae-han.

We’re reminded of how Jae-han would never give up, and how Hae-young and Jae-han both hoped that the other would be happy. Soo-hyun screams Hae-young’s name over and over again, but Hae-young is unresponsive.

 
COMMENTS

I honestly don’t know what Soo-hyun will do now because Kim Sung-bum and Hae-young are down for the count, and the police force will soon be after her for aiding and abetting a suspect. I really hope that bullet wound isn’t fatal for Hae-young’s (and my own) sake, but what we can safely assume is that he won’t be able to help Soo-hyun anytime soon. And we’re only days away from Jae-han’s impending death, so all of this is happening at the worst possible time in the timeline.

So while I’d never imagined that Hae-young would be out of commission within the available window to save Jae-han, I had hoped that Soo-hyun would be more involved in this inexplicable radio connection. Even though I knew that it would be terribly sad, I looked forward to Soo-hyun’s conversation with Jae-han, wondering what she might say to him. It’s understandable that she would want to know what he had planned to tell her, and naturally, Jae-han would have no idea because he was still weeks or months away from having that very conversation she spoke of.

Although of course that has me wondering if Jae-han anticipates the idea that he might die; even if he doesn’t know exactly when or how, now he knows that he isn’t alive in Hae-young’s present. But because actions speak louder than words, we can tell that Jae-han doesn’t let that fact stop him from his goal to bring Director Kim down.

No matter how much I think about it, I can’t figure out how many transmissions are left in this series. If I think about how Jae-han called out to Hae-young from the very beginning, it’s possible that Hae-young does survive to pick up Jae-han’s transmissions again, or it’s out of habit and caution on Jae-han’s part. There are larger gaps of time that pass between Jae-han’s transmissions, and that worries me if Soo-hyun’s goal is to try to save Jae-han and she can’t get a hold of him.

But what stays with me most in this episode is the deep guilt Jae-han and Hae-young feel towards one another. They both feel responsible for the other’s misery or demise, especially when they’d hoped the other would eventually find happiness. It pains me to watch Jae-han so affected by the injustices of Sun-woo’s death and feel like he’s let Hae-young down. In turn, it’s Jae-han’s fixed determination to the very end that makes Hae-young feel so guilty, but that steadfast attitude is what separates Jae-han from the others and makes him extraordinary.

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Uggghh. This drama is just so gooood. Everything is brilliantly executed from the OST's,directing, editing,writing and cast. Though there are still things boggling my mind, it does not overweigh how much I became attached to this drama ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Waiting for the final epi recap.Thanks gummi!

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My heart broke for Sun Woo. He's only been out of jail a DAY, he hasn't been brought up to speed on any of this corruption so he thinks it's a mistake, he does all of the right things... and then Director Kim shows up with information that Sun Woo thinks he only gave to Jae Han.

Sun Woo did nothing wrong in that entire chain of events, and he still ended up murdered. And story-wise, I'm really happy that the drama stuck to that realistic line.

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Me too! The kid did nothing wrong and had such a good heart. 10 minutes in and I was already crying when I realized Sun-woo couldn't be saved.

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Same here :(

I was so sure - so sure! - that Sun-woo would be saved, if at Jae-han's expense. That moment when I realised it was all going to go exactly the same way...

This show really puts you through the emotional wringer, that's for sure.

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The fact that certain events, however heartbreaking, can't change, is something the show has been consistent about from the start - right from the Han Se-kyu/bridge collapse arc. And Sun-woo's death despite Hae-young and Jae-han's attempts to prevent it, drives that point home even harder. That's A++ plotting, right there.

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As I understood Sun Woo knew about the corruption, which is why he only wanted to give the evidence to Jae Han; however, unfortunately Jae Han was injured and it backfired.

The fact that he knew about the corruption and the danger it accompanied, makes it even more heartbreaking. As he didn't want to reveal the truth because he felt personally wronged, but rather because clearing his name would bring his family together.

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God! I was practically bawling when I realized he couldn't be saved. Kudos for that actor playing Sunwoo for making us feel for him too. The child actors are really killing it. They can totally work with veterans. Lemme go back and cry some more. I.just.feel.so.sad.

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this is my second time commenting here even though iIvisit the site daily. First Healer got my to comment, and now this gem of a drama has compelled me to at least write down my appreciation for the perfection that it!! I finished watching the finale as well and I am glad that the drama ended on the same spirit and essence. I am now sitting in my room and imagining what happens to them after the screen blacks out and wondering if I will ever get to watch a well made, nay, perfectly made and acted drama again. I felt that the music really blended as well as carried the moment every well throughout!!!

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They are planning Season 2 so it's going to be great :D

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Source ?

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The PD says it's a possibility, as does the writer. It's posted in the newsbeat section of DB.

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It's not going to happen. They always say that. It will be difficult for the schedule of the three actors. Plus, these actors will only do another one if there's something new stories to tell, new messages to say.

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@Gelai, based on the rating and the finale, I'd say there's solid hope - far more than other series with much more closed-off endings or poor ratings. It also helps that this was aired on tvN within a longstanding PD-network relationship.

Also this drama had a quality to it that most don't, regardless of ratings. The script, the direction and the acting were all extremely solid. That combination is very tempting for an actor.

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I also read online that Lee Je Hoon said that he'll be preparing for the second season. I think everyone involved really loved the project and so I don't think a second season is out of the question. I'm also waiting for a second season of Misaeng from this PD. They can all take their time in preparing, as long as we get this kind of high quality product.

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YAY for Second Season !
Really love this show.

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Me too..Joining the Signal wave :)

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Apparently I freaked people out with my reaction for this episode in last Friday's OT but... CAN YOU BLAME ME?! I apologise to everyone who hyperventilated but I'm pretty sure that was the show's fault!

And I am very, very, veryveryveryveryvery glad that I didn't have to retract the OTT statement I made (screamed) last Friday.

And this PD is sly. He said that at least one would be the ultimate victim among the three and... all of them died/were infintely close to death at least once already.

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I was chanting at the TV through multiple scenes - please get there in time, please give HY the file, please don't DIE HY....

I actually can't wait to watch this entire series again with 20/20 hindsight.

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It was really cleverly done. I had to stop the show a few times for a few moments - just to catch my breath and calm down before i could carry on.

I cried loads but was shouting too.

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Ah man, woman! the finalending. !!!

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Haha! I don't blame you and in fact, I totally agree with your spazzing! Such an amazing drama!!!

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Another daebak episode signal never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for your great recap ❤

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The pacing and scripting of this show are amazing.

When little Hae Young leaves school and leaves Yoon Jung, everything went haywire. Part of me wanted the 2015 team to intervene and save the little girl, but there was SO MUCH going on that it was completely understandable that she would've slipped through the cracks. The murder of a child slipped through the cracks!! That's how fast-paced and dense the show is!

I never thought Hae Young might die in 2015, I was prepared for all sorts of weird fallout if Sun Woo survived that would possibly take Hae Young out of his profiler timeline completely, but did not see this. And I am insanely impressed with somewhat-slight Hae Young flinging himself out of a car at speed, that really captured the desperation everyone was facing: HY willing to badly injure himself on the chance he could escape, SY risking her entire career - every note was perfect.

And Jae Han with tears pouring down his cheeks when he realizes Sun Woo had died, and then also had to tell Hae Young - incredible. He's been watching over little HY for a year, and then this happens.

Everyone involved in this show is amazing.

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"And I am insanely impressed with somewhat-slight Hae Young flinging himself out of a car at speed"

This -- for some reason, you feel like fight and flight are not his natural instincts. (Although maybe the show's led us to believe this, esp with all of Heon-ki's side-comments of how HY is basically a lover not a fighter, lol.) So when he actually does his badass escape, not only is it badass, you can also feel the hum of his nerves. It's the same in the fight scene at the end -- Soo-hyun is a practised fighter, but Hae-young isn't. He fights with his heart in his mouth, on his sleeve, in his fists. I really find it incredible how he brought that energy out.

On an Lee Je-hoon note, has he smiled at all in the whole show yet? A real smile? He's one of those people whose happy-face makes it feel like the sun came out, at least in this show.

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Gosh, starting to tear up reading your comments, guys. Agree, you can really feel the desperation from the leads in this episode. It was all coming down to the wire and despite them knowing the danger that they are getting themselves in, they are all going into it head on. Wanting to save each other.. even if it meant risking their career and their lives. Totally breaks my heart.

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Noooo Sunwoo-ah!!

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Thanks Gummi :)

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I agree with you Gummi it was very moving the guilt LJH felt towards the death of Sun Woo. I cried almost sobbed in the scene were he finally had a break down in the guy's office. It was truly heartbreaking. My mom judged me and told me it was just a show, she was in the kitchen, I told her if your not watching it you will not understand XD.

Anyway I saw the ending already but I won't spoil it. I also didn't know that the kid who played Sun Woo was the young version of the main lead in
Can You Hear My Heart, really my mind was blown. Him and Kim Sae Ron grew up to fast. I also feel like he looks like a little like Yoon Eun-Hye.

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He was so cute in can you hear my voice. Now he's tall and tan

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Loved how we got glipses of how Lee Jae Han and Hae Young established somehow their connection,my guess was that when Jae Han died Hae Young as well and that's how they connection was made also why the future Hae Young didn't respond the radio transmission and the one we know did in episode 1 also that it was a loop,alos those seconds when Jae Han gave his last breath,at least my take is they died in the same moment different timelines,my heart cried so much for Sunwoo poor fate...this drama is freaking brilliant,seen the ending but keep it for no spoilers,what i can say is Signal didn't dissapoint and delivered big time

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Gosh SW just breaks my heart :'''( , The tragic short life of this young guy and how he was left there bleeding leaves me furious!! I was hoping he would be alive even though i kinda knew he wouldn't be able to survive :''(
LJH's devastation over his murder made it 10x worse :( , i wanted to kill that animal KBJ .

The actor playing SW is damn talented ,he is just so emotive he touches your heart, he gives me Siwan vibes .Im a fan !

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Actually. I was hoping that Jaehan, (even though late), would arrive to prevent Sun woo from bleeding to death. That he could have stopped the bleeding and somehow save him. It was so agonising watching that scene again, this time knowing that he could have saved him.

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I was really hoping they could at least stop the bleeding and save Sun-woo, because the cut was only on one wrist and didn't look consistent with the usual manner of wounds in that area that would cause death by bleeding.

Plus it looked like Kim Bum-joo that @#[email protected]%^*% left immediately after inflicting the fatal injury, so I'd hoped Hae-young finding his brother immediately after would mean he hadn't bled out yet and timely intervention could save him. But poor Sun-woo, he never stood a chance.

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I too thought that there was a chance given that HY already gave information to JH. I was in shock to realize that Sunwoo wasn't really meant to survive even with this second chance. That was painful.

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@crazyahjummafan, thought poor Sun Woo was a goner once Jae Han was hospitalised. It was agonising watching his last moments with Kim BumJoo, that rat really has no redeeming qualities.
Btw great to see you are following Signal too, see you at the SFD discussion in two days' time.

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I know it's way to early but this has to be the best drama of 2016. I have no idea what else can top this unless there is a season 2 this year. The story is so SMART and filled with great characters and actors that can deliver them.

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Exactly !!! I also think this is the best drama of 2016. The fusion of great screenpaly, actors and music made brilliant drama, which is in my opinion also hard to top.
If there is going to be a season 2 there should be the cast, which I've sadly never seen in the second seasons of kdramas.

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* the same cast

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Hmmm, I don't understand where the analysis of the red scarf comes from! The scarf was stolen by Director Kim at Sun Woo's home so how Jae Han personally got the analysis results and why were they made by Americain forensics? I thought that Director Kim got rid of the scarf...
Thanks if someone got the answer!

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The answer will be on the final episode. :)

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The acting in this drama is just too good. Jaehan trying to stop himself from crying (and failing) while answering the radio... Oh god. How do you even do that? Stop yourself from crying but still spill the tears? He's just too good.

Kim Bumjoo. What a trash. Poor Sunwoo was fated to die. Ugh. I was so mad at that scene of Jaehan screaming the hell out of Kim Bumjoo. Are you still human? Can you even call yourself a cop? Seriously. I wanted to go inside my laptop and punch Kim Bumjoo so hard.

Thanks for the recaps, gummi! Will (im)patiently wait for the last episode recap.

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Jo Jin Woong deserves a Daesang if this was aired in public broadcast. His performance is top-notch. He IS Lee Jae Han. I desperately hope he gets a Daesang in the upcoming Baeksang awards

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You are right.. even though i don't know about awards categories and System in Korea. but it is my utmost wish now that Jo Jin Woong must get a big award.. he is fabulous actor... i was always just sit straight with full attention whenever his scene came. i enjoy every scene of him... he was phenomenal in each and every aspects of acting.. Daebak... He deserve!! :)

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Agreed he is an amazing actor and I truly hope he gets the recognition he deserves. He has won a fan for life and I hope many many good things come his way.

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the anger, betrayal and utter devastation on his face in that scene in Kim Bun-joo's office.... really, someone give this man a Daesang already.

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I agree that scene of his got me choke up. He is just brilliant.

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man when he was waiting for that transmission to apologize to hy BEC he wasn't able to save hyung is just...ughhhhh painful to watch. I'm now a fan of Jo Jin Woong!

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That was a totally brilliant scene! I had to replay it again to watch Jo Jin Woong's amazing acting!!

Also everyone in this drama acted so well, even the main villains and down to the side characters and guest killers. As some knetz have said, even the puppy was phenomanal lol.

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The oranges. Those mandarins SeungYeon (the Hongwondo-killer's last victim) dropped displayed phenomenal acting as they rolled down the street too.

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Don't forget the omurice. I never saw such a moving performance from omurice until Signal.

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Haha, yes, the very special guest appearances of the oranges and the omurice!! Splendid acting all around indeed!

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Is it okay for me to be irritated with Soo-hyun character?? If it weren't for her twisting her ankle and go on to try and catch the criminal, lee jea Han wouldn't have to go and try and help her, thus got stabbed and couldn't sane sung woo? Or is sung woo meant to die young regardless of what happened? And then in this episode, why didn't they got the evidence first before she put a gun to that guy's head and then let him ran away and got killed and got HaeYong shot in the process? Her character is just annoying to me, I don't get her

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The way I see it every single one of our three main characters has been directly or indirectly responsible for the death of the other, and the unfortunate events that unfold.

If LJH hadn't been so keen to resolve the case of the robberies, SH wouldn't have been killed. If YH hadn't been so keen to stop the death of his brother LJH wouldn't have died, and if SH hadn't been so keen to go with YH to find out what happened to LJH to save him, YH wouldn't have been shot. Also if YH had just shared that umbrella.... anyway that is best left for the next recap.

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Also I forgot, I feel like all three had a indirect hand in the death of SW. If YH hadn't told LJH about the injoo case, SW wouldn't most likely have been involved and made a scapegoat. If SH hadn't hurt her foot LJH would have gone to SW on time, and if LJH had just gone well SW wouldn't have died. However, I feel that regardless of everything SW's death was a fixed point in time, he was unfortunately destined to die.

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I can see your line of logic, but I don't know how it would necessarily work in the time-loop context. In the previous loop, JH had already been involved in the Inju case (it was on his note), although we don't know how. Although you can chicken-and-egg it forever, at some point, there has to be a point of origin.

Ultimately, I think the only person responsible for Sun-woo's death is his murderer, i.e. Kim Bum-joo. With or without JH's involvement, Sun-woo was a marked man the second he became the chosen scapegoat. To say all the people who wanted to save him had a hand in his demise goes, I think, against the hope that Signal ultimately wants to leave us with. And it's not fate that they're working against, but the actions -- corruption and wrongdoing -- of others.

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It's not just Soohyun. It's natural to feel irritated towards these characters because we know the consequences of their actions, but that's knowledge we have as the omniscient viewers and what they don't have as the actual characters in the story. This also adds to the tragic and realistic element of this story.

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"It’s natural to feel irritated towards these characters because we know the consequences of their actions, but that’s knowledge we have as the omniscient viewers and what they don’t have as the actual characters in the story."

Love this statement! Gives me a different "feeling" when viewing the drama now, as I (almost) know too much!

Thanks for posting your thoughts!

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That's the thing about RL, we do what we can for the best but only know later that it was silly or irresponsible or a mistake.

I like that the show is not afraid of letting the characters be weak and not perfect and true to their personalities.

I too was railing at Soo Hyun for using that one transmission with Jae Han to confirm his identity and to save him rather than to get more info to help Hae Young, but it was true to her character. She had just come to accept that he was dead, but now was hearing his voice again after waiting for so long.

Jae Han too, twice we see, delays what he should have done immediately, in order to help out with a current investigation. In the first case, he might have saved Sun Woo, but Soo Hyun might have died. However in the kidnapping case, where JH left the envelope in the drawer, Pros Oh had already told Kim Bum Joo about the evidence and so, it would probably not have changed anything.

I did think that Soo Hyun should have let Kim Sung Bum say more before making her presence known, but I guess it was better to be safe and have him in a position of vulnerability, than to have him being the dominant one with Hae Young.

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I was particularly annoyed at the way Soo-hyun and Hae-young handled Kim Sung Bum. They know that he's as slippery as an eel, and yet they let their guard down. In fact, I thot that they should have handcuffed him and incapacitated him before asking questions. And they also let their emotions get in their way...Soo-hyun at least should have remembered JH's advice about being focussed.

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Okay. I need your help beanies. Some one please explain to me the timeline, loops and what is happening! I looked all over soompi but nothing yet :(

Some of the back and forth and back again in the last episode has me all confused!

Thanks a bunch!

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What is this, show?? What is this, seriously?!!
It's already too painful to watch Sunwoo died for the second time. But then you still cruelly show me Jaehan's last moment. And that's still not enough and you need Haeyoung to take that bullet?!!
Arrghh... I'm pulling my hair here.. The thing you did to me, show...

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HANDS DOWN, THE BEST KOREAN DRAMA EVER.

And this is coming from someone who's watched over 200+ Kdramas.

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Thanks so much gummimochi.

I'm thinking of the sequence of events that led to Sun Woo's death. If Jae Han had not gone with Soo Hyun to apprehend the robber, she might have been killed.

Because he was stabbed and in hospital, he failed to get to Sun Woo in time and Sun Woo was killed.

So what is our alternate present?
Let's say JH does not save SH and she does die in the past. Jae Han gets to Sun Woo in time and he survives, but would his life and evidence guarantee that Kim Bum Joo or that the corrupt Congressman would be taken down? If it still failed to bring justice, there would be no guarantee that Hae Young's family would be re-united. No guarantee that Jae Han would not continue with his quest and end up dead. We'd have a future/present without Soo Hyun.

The temporal paradox - which came first, the desperation or the guilt? JH's transmission to Hae Young which was the first in HY's time, or HY's transmissions into 1988 which were the first transmissions for Jae Han?

Jae Han and Hae Young are united through time by a common desperation to right a particular wrong (and guilt). gummimochi says "They both feel responsible for the other’s misery or demise, ... It pains me to watch Jae-han so affected by the injustices of Sun-woo’s death and feel like he’s let Hae-young down. In turn, it’s Jae-han’s fixed determination to the very end that makes Hae-young feel so guilty,..." and may I add that it was Hae Young's saying that because cops gave up that there were cold cases, that made Jae Han so determined.

The first time Hae Young heard the walkie-talkie, it was the last but one time (2nd last time) that Jae Han communicated with him, before time looped back to 1988. The 2000 JH insisted that the past could be changed, meaning that because he had already been talking to Jae Han for years, he already had become determined to right the wrongs. And this led to Hae Young hoping to right the wrong to his brother.

If they had not engaged with each other would anything have been different?

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I am sooo appreciative of the way Cha Soo Hyun's character is written and portrayed. So often we get a female who starts out strong but becomes weak or incompetent (especially when there's a man to help her), but we have finally a character who is ...
"... a veteran cop who can kick some serious ass as she slams him back into the car. He gets a few punches in, but she uses the car door to her advantage then kicks him down."

I like it so much that she can give it to the men without fear or hesitation. And she began as a shy rookie who could not drive, who got herself kidnapped and almost got herself killed by a robber. But she continued undeterred to become the Team Leader and fierce fighter herself. Love that!

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True!!!

I admire her! One of my favorite female characters in a kdrama. The writing for her character development is brilliant and the same can be said to the delivery of the actress. We need more of these women!

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Are you freaking kidding me??? I'm SOO annoyed and angry with Cha Soo Hyun in this episode. If it wasn't for the fact that she acted like an incompetent bumbling jealous idiot then Lee Jae Han would not have felt unsafe sending off on her own TO DO HER JOB AS A POLICE OFFICER and instead had to go and BABYSIT HER to make sure she was ok, instead of going down to Injoo and saving Sun Woo.

And her STUPID crying confessional outburst in the paramedics car??? WTF? I'm sorry but if a guy did the same thing she did we would all talk about how incompetent and love-struck and foolish he was acting - ACTIONS THAT KILLED HAE YOUNG'S BROTHER indirectly.

I'm sorry, but in my book, if you are bumbling and crying and can't protect yourself in the line of duty and a fellow officer has to BABYSIT you then you are NOT COMPETENT.

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Aside from out three main actors, who gave their best to portray their characters, I would also like to express my admiration to Jang Hyun Sung. God, I freaking hate him in this drama. He was, I guess, stereotyped in this kind of role, but I especially wanted to freaking smash his head with a hammer (I just watched Mrs. Cop 2 yesterday, he was there, and surprise surprise, he was a high ranking official), more so with the scene with Sun Woo (The most tears I cried on Episode 15 was this). I thought, Ah, this person could never be redeemed, and no matter what he'll do, and if ever he will be contrite of all things his done to benefit himself, he'll never be forgiven. My tears were not just for SW, HY and JH, but for KBJ as well.

His acting was great. Agree with everyone else though, Jo Jin Woong should win a Daesang. With most of his past movies and dramas, he was always sidelined as a supporting character. This year, I hope Korean producers and directors, appreciate the awesomeness that was Jo Jin Woong.

On a side note, will a cable drama ever win the Best Drama category in Paek Sang? As far as I know, to this date, no drama from a cable station won Best Drama (Ah, I still remember Misaeng missing out on this category last year.) Nonetheless, Na Young-seok did win Dae Sang for Grandpas Over Flowers and Three Meals a Day. ;)

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This PD won last year as Best Director for Misaeng ;) ..there is hope hehe! Hope he wins again this year and let us all hope for the Best Drama category as well!

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Does anyone else have a problem with Jae-Han not calling Sun-Woo after the transmission? Instead of like racing out of the hospital - it just seems to be a big gaping hole because they keep bringing out the flashback with Sun-Woo on the phone, and everytime I see it - I just get slightly more irritated.

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Yes it would be different if Jh call Sw in case he can't be there in time or he is on the way but it's drama after all

But if I Think again.. Sw is destined to die young .. so the fate (writer nim) will find the way although Jh called back Sw that time

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I thought about that too but then I realised that in the moment all JaeHan knew was that SunWoo was going to be killed and not how and when exactly. Plus it was kind of a reach to think that a full adult, a COP, corrupted or not, could resort to killing a teenager while JaeHan was on the way there.

And I think, without the hindsight that we were privileged to see, it's not unreasonable to NOT think of one's corrupt POLICE-colleague visiting a vulnerable child under the disguise of ONE'S OWN FAVOUR and KILL said child while one is still reeling from the shock from the desperately delivered news, the anxiety of being physically there to stop the death and the haziness of painkillers (I mean, I bet he was given some, seeing the gaping hole he sported on his bottom left torso).

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What will I do now that this is drawing to a close?
Best show in a long, long time!

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Oh my!

I just finished watching the 15th Episode and woaaahhh!!!

I was watching with a friend and all along the whole Episode, she's shouting, 'They don't have a chance! NO! NO!'..And then after, she said,'It's a sad ending after all!.' Then I told her to shut up coz we still haven't seen the last episode. Turns out, she thought we were already watching the 16th Episode..

All I can say is that, this drama is seriously MINDBLOWING!!!

Thanks for the recap!

I'll just let myself breathe for a few minutes and then proceed to the LAST episode. Don't let me down SIGNAL!!!

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HEARTBREAKING EPISODE!

Oh well, it just means that things can only get better from here, right?

I must confess I got really irritated at Cha Soo hyun this episode. Girl I know you're in love, but be professional and pass on the info he can actually use! You only have a live walkie-talkie for a minute!

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Well, who could blame her?

She's human after all..

Even if we're used to her being badass, we're talking about someone here who hasn't heard from a very important person in her life that has greatly affected on how she became what she is now. It's been 15 years. And she just knew about the transmission thingy for a while and she's still having difficulty in believing that its really true. I know I might be the only one but I think the writer and director just made her character do what she would realistically. After all, she can't be just a no-nonsense badass female cop 24/7...

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Agree with this. I think no matter how badass and level headed you are, when put in that situation, you become very emotional and irrational. Even Hae Young wasn't quick to take everything in when he first heard the transmission.

I think that in line with everything in this show, that scene wasn't wasted and there's always a reason why things happened differently in this new timeline :)

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I'd like to know how you know that she should know that she only has one minute on the walkie-talkie.

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Isn't it one minute? I thought they established that, after all? Conversations between JH and HY are never very long, and keep getting cut midway. How long do you think they talked for? (Not being sarcastic, but genuinely curious).

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Nope, not exactly one minute. Sometimes it flows over a bit more and let's JaeHan weep and wail and sometimes it ends super early and fast, like cutting both sides off after just a few words. It's very unpredictable. And how would SooHyun know anyway? She's only ever seen the walkie talkie in action once and not with a very clear view either.

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Jae-han is the person whom she had waited for 15 freaking years for only she found that he is dead. And one time, with some bent in time and place continuum notwithstanding, miraculously she got the chance to speak to the dead, if I were her, the only I think about is to save him. I don't care about any thing else, I don't care if I may appear irrational, I don't care if so so criminal never get caught in the end. I just want him to be alive, that's all. I'll be gratefull for the rest of my life.

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Ahh, this drama! I just love love love it! One of the best dramas (ever) for me. It now joins Misaeng on top.

This was another gut wrenching episode, especially with the death of Sun Woo. Despite all our leads trying to save him, in the end, he wasn't really meant to survive. But as I've said with this show, I believe in the writers-PD and after watching the finale, I am satisfied with everything. It may not be totally perfect, but it damned near is for me. I hope that more people get to watch this show and that the entire team be recognized for all their hard work.

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So thank you recaper... So awesome

So. Everyone has their shared of Death... And Resurrection... Everyone that is the Good guys/girl.

And doom is doomed for the Baddies. Well not all, yet...

I can not let go the thrill watching Signal. And the excitement too. But I believe the ending will be the smartest and briliant one... Could be an open ending though, but in a all good-better-awesome-clever-genius kind of way....

I hope those rumors of season 2, can happen... Park Hae Young smile is such a treaaaat :)

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I am thankful that this show was made.
It just has it all, excitement, horror, teary story lines, fated romance, the whole everything.

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So I never knew whether I should start watching Signal although was very tempted after knowing that it was by the Misaeng. But after the disaster CIIT was, I decided to wait longer because no way could I endure another immediate burn.
And after seeing so many beanies continuously raving about it in the comments of other dramas I thought ok, that's it and finally marathoned the 14 episodes last week (my poor brain and heart lol) and now after seeing the final episode I can clearly say that I'm gonna watch anything Kim Won Suk PD throws at us in the future no matter what genre or who's in it, I dont care!

Now waiting for the final recap and looking forward to people's discussion about it.

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I got some tears in my eyes for this episode...

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Great show, even the end !! Just great !!

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i fell so hard for this show. im not ready to say goodbye. there have been shows i have adored just as much, but theres something about this show that wont let me go. ive been thinking about it since yesterday since i watched the last episode. like i found myself thinking about it at work too.. honestly though, jo jin woong is the one who really stole my heart. there became this great sense of warmth that i would feel whenever i would see his character on screen. i felt so happy and at ease. i think a large part of it was because i knew as a viewer, no matter how large the obstacle or how futile things may have seemed, he would have done anything to do the right thing. he was such a genuine and kind character that i knew he would have never been shaken. i think it's rare to see that in a character these days.

his acting was amazing. just how he plays his character with such unapologetic bravery and honesty really touched my heart. im so glad i found out he was married after i finished the drama. im still a little heart broken.

ive been waiting days for you to review the last episode. please review it soon. i miss the cast already :(

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Can someone help understand the meaning of the watch? If I understand it correctly, Jae-han gave the watch to Soo-hyun as a parting gift. Is there a bigger meaning to the watch like aka he "likes" her back, but can't do anything about it right now? Did I miss something more in understanding the situation? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I love that scene...especially the moment where he looked like he would've gladly gripped her hands tightly and held on for longer than he could at that moment!!

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Yes you are right.Giving her the watch is an indication that yes, he likes her too and he will be back to her, when everything gets sorted out. It also meant 'to wait for him' when the right time comes..Coz he wants to be with her with no one blocking their way...

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"test results from Hye-seung’s red scarf" I don't understand.the scarf was stolen by director Kim haw Jae Han have the result? I'm missing something here

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watch EP 16, it was shown there

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Jo Jin woong is a character actor.He makes all the characters he plays either in movies and dramas so memorable.I have only seen a handful of his dramas and movies like Full Sun and I can say his characters do strike a point at your heart. And following him for a few years I also note on a personal side now that he lost weight,He can really play serious supporting roles and not just sometimes a comic relief due to being big.

Cannot wait to see the last episode.I am a bit late but better late than never.

Kim hyesoo is the veteran actress that she is able to potray the difference of the younger and older her.

So happy to see these Chungmuro actors occasionally on our tv screens.

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How did the good guy get the red scarf away from the corrupt police boss in order to get it tested?

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I am SO unbelievably, incredibly, angry and annoyed and frustrated at Cha Soo Hyun's bumbling, crying, incompetent jealous idiocy that I can't control myself. The 2015 Cha Soo Hyun is fine but the 2000 Cha Soo Hyun - I don't care how rookie you are - if you can't handle yourself in the line of duty and a fellow officer has to babysit and take care of you then you need to quit your job and be something else. And what is UP with all the damn CRYING. Woman, get a grip!

It's really Cha Soo Hyun being unable to take care of herself because she was so distracted from being jealous over a DEAD girl that Lee Jae Han couldn't get down to Injoo in time to save Sun Woo. What the heck Hae Young's only dream was for their family to be together and she effectively shattered that dream because she couldn't keep her shit together.

I am SO annoyed and angry at her.

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I KNOW! I thought I was the only one who felt that. I kept on thinking that if jae han didn't join the stakeout (not sure what would happen to cha soo hyun if he wasn't there to save her though) he will definitely be on time to save sunwoo.

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Oh yeah. AND - you get a chance to finally talk to Lee Jae Han and I get it man, you miss him, you think he's dead, and sure BUT - Sun Woo just died and she knows that Jae Han feels like crap over it because he just told her, AND, Park Hae Young is in jail charged with murder, AND, you know Lee Jae Han dies on August 3 at the Sunil Psychiatrict Hospital - BUT THE ONLY THING SHE CAN WASTE HER TIME BUMBLING OUT IS HOW HE MADE HER WAIT. Seriously? I can't even. I can't even with her in this episode. All the respect she built up in the first 14 episodes she just tore down with her bumbling, nonsensical, crying BS. So annoyed and frustrated with her in this episode.

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I kinda understand how you get there. We as viewer watch all characters complete with their motive and back story. It is easy to see what should've been and could've been done in ideal situation. But they act according to their character and their situation. Soohyun simply doesn't understand the scale of her action and how it affects Sunwoo & Haeyoung's life. She just doesn't see it. Not in the past and even not in the present. She doesn't have the knowledge of injoo case or radio transmission the way Jaehan does. She didn't know the brothers and being attached emotionally in the past the way Jaehan did.

What's on her mind is only herself, and Jaehan. And i think that is a very natural thing, albeit annoying one. Allowing Soohyun to show her weak side after being badass cop before is really humane. It is not perfect but it kinda makes me cherish the character even more if that makes sense? :p

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I'm late to the show here but another thing that has really started to bug me about her character is that she's a COP and she literally told Hae-young that she was willing to let random innocent strangers die just to save her crush from fifteen years ago that she for some reason hasn't been able to let go despite the fact that they were never even really together? She's supposed to protect people and yet she's willing to let x number of people die just to save someone who is already dead. and i get hes a great guy and all but it's entirely selfish and obsessive of her, and the fact that she hasn't gotten over it is literally only her problem and shes letting it cloud her judgement majorly.

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One thing bugged me so much after watching this ep: what's with the human shield?

I get it for dramatic effect, jaehan is dead once; soohyun is already dead once so i kinda get that it's haeyoung's turn to die this time. But wow that human shield move is kinda......stupid? Why don't haeyoung push soohyun aside so BOTH of them will be safe from the gunshot instead of haeyoung being human shield and get shot?

And i just can't with their stupidity while handling kim sung bum. What's with sudden gun pointed to him by soo hyun? He clearly asked haeyoung to come alone in the first place. What's with them talking and asking without preparing anything? They already know that kim sung bum is desperate man, he is corrupted cokroach for a very long time how can they expect him to help the cops when his own life is currently in danger? This really shows how great of a cop Jaehan is, one should never lose focus or clouded emotionally while in the field.

Nevertheless, Signal is still so great. This stuff irks me but it doesn't hinder the fact that this ep is emotional rollercoaster that i really enjoy and savor. Maybe this is the price i have to overlook after having solid drama? LOL

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Can someone explaine to me how jaehan got the scarf? I thought the murderer had it when he left sunwoo house?

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watch EP 16 it was shown there.

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