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Defendant: Episode 16

This episode flips us up, down, sideways, and upside down with every new development. We’re nearing the home stretch now, and as all the plot threads start to converge, our hero and villain are on a collision course with each other that can only end with destruction for one of them. But will evil continue to win, or can good eventually prevail?

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

When Prosecutor Choi arrives from the hospital, Jung-woo asks anxiously about Sung-kyu, but the man shakes his head.

Joon-hyuk holds a press conference to announce that Sung-kyu has committed suicide, claiming that he was unable to take the pressure once evidence of his crimes was discovered. Reporters question Joon-hyuk about what will happen if Jung-woo is proven innocent, but he says they’ll see once the retrial is over.

Jung-woo meets with Prosocutor Choi and Eun-hye, certain that Sung-kyu didn’t commit suicide—it was definitely Cha Min-ho. Prosecutor Choi agrees, but unfortunately there’s no evidence of foul play. He says he’ll keep looking into it before asking Eun-hye to take care of the retrial.

Eun-hye predicts that the prosecution will portray this as a suicide and make Sung-kyu into the sole culprit. Jung-woo agrees, as Min-ho’s goal was to block Sung-kyu from going on trial as an accomplice to the murder. Eun-hye says if it does happen that way, they can do a retrial and clear Jung-woo’s name of Ji-soo’s murder, but he refuses and becomes upset.

Jung-woo remembers Sung-kyu giving him a clean uniform and food, Sung-kyu confessing his crime in order to stop Jung-woo from hanging himself, Sung-kyu telling him that he’d be fine after he was stabbed, and then Sung-kyu being taken out on a gurney the morning he died. “Sung-kyu,” he says, and closes his eyes.

Min-ho agrees to the deputy chief prosecutor’s plan, although it means Jung-woo will get out of jail. He gathers up the documents Yeon-hee gave him and goes to his father’s office; outside the door, he hears Yeon-hee declare, “That’s right, it was me!” and the sound of a slap. He storms in and grabs Chairman Cha’s arm before he can hit her again.

The old man angrily tells Min-ho that Yeon-hee was the one who gave the evidence to the prosecution, but Min-ho says he knows, and sends her outside. When Chairman Cha asks how he can ruin Chamyung after what he did to his hyung, Min-ho replies, “You’re the one who ruined Chamyung.”

At this, his father says, “I shouldn’t have closed my eyes when you killed your brother. I shouldn’t have gotten rid of that knife either. I was wrong.” Min-ho replies that no matter what he did, all Chairman Cha cared about was Chamyung. The old man hits Min-ho with his walking stick, shocked when Min-ho is unmoved.

“Stop now,” says Min-ho, blocking another hit, saying he’s no longer the cowering son who used to cry and take beatings. Clutching his chest, Chairman Cha tells his son to decide whether he wants to remain as Sun-ho and take the fall for Chamyung, or whether he reveals his crimes and returns to being Min-ho.

Min-ho refuses to do either and throws the files he has on the table; he tells Chairman Cha that if he keeps pushing him, they’ll go to jail together. He asks his father who should be the one to make the sacrifice for the company he loves so much.

The old man claims it was all for his sons, but Min-ho scoffs, saying he’s never once wanted Chamyung. “How much did I suffer because of you, Father? Why do you think I turned out this way?” He says Chairman Cha didn’t need sons, just someone to take care of Chamyung. He tells him to consider what’s truly best for the company and turns to leave, when his father suddenly collapses, clutching his heart and gasping, “Min-ho.”

Min-ho looks back to see him lying on the floor, suddenly concerned, and remembers Sun-ho’s last moments. He goes to his father and takes his hand, saying that Hyung helped him, so this time Father can help too—no one will know. He thanks him and promises him he’ll protect Chamyung, then lets go of his hand and starts to walk away.

Chairman Cha grabs his ankle, and Min-ho stops in fright—but after a moment the old man loses consciousness and his hand falls. Min-ho, relieved, leaves the room and runs into his father’s lawyer in the hallway. He tells the lawyer the chairman isn’t in his office and quickly leads him away.

With Chairman Cha’s death, Min-ho is cleared of all charges, having put the blame on his late father. At his retrial for Ha-yeon’s murder, Jung-woo reluctantly testifies that Sung-kyu was Ji-soo’s real killer as Sung-kyu had wished him to do, although it pains him greatly.

Two months later. Jung-woo arrives at Min-ho’s inauguration as Chamyung’s chairman. The two men greet each other, and Jung-woo asks pleasantly why Min-ho is having such a grand ceremony when he won’t even last a month in the position. Min-ho replies that they’ll have to wait and see.

The two sit down for a weirdly civilized meal. Min-ho says he’s heard that Jung-woo got his position back after promising not to go after Chamyung, but Jung-woo counters that he was only ever after one person. Min-ho remarks that his voice has changed after his thyroid operation; his hands are damaged as Jung-woo knows, and his dental records have all gone missing recently. He suggests that Jung-woo join Chamyung’s legal team and just defend him whenever he gets investigated.

Jung-woo says he’ll join him at the courthouse—as a prosecutor. Min-ho asks what Jung-woo will do if he never does anything wrong for the rest of his life. Amusingly, says Min-ho, no one actually knows who he is, but they’re all busy hushing it up for him anyway, except for Jung-woo. Jung-woo says the food tastes awful, and leaves.

Jung-woo takes flowers to Ji-soo, promising her he’ll make Min-ho pay for his crimes while assuring her that Ha-yeon is well-cared-for. Sung-kyu’s urn is there too, and as he looks at it, Jung-woo remembers the young man’s request to see Ha-yeon one last time. He puts up a picture of Ha-yeon and her “Uncle” that she made, telling him that Ha-yeon misses him very much and that he’ll bring her next time he visits.

Rockfish has finished serving his time, and although Mil-yang and Gangster Hyung tease him a bit, they tell him earnestly to never come back. Rockfish says that even though he’s free, no one will be glad to see him, nor will anyone hire him—prison life is easier, comparatively. Mil-yang tells him to try his best anyway, and Rockfish agrees, though Gangster Hyung doubts his sincerity.

They complain that they haven’t heard a word from Mong-chi since his release, and then it’s time for Rockfish to go. The three men say goodbye jokingly, but once their friend leaves, Mil-yang and Gangster Hyung look wistful. Rockfish turns at the end of the hallway and looks sadly back at his former cell until the guard smiles and calls his real name. Rockfish smiles and says it’s been a long time since he’s heard it.

As the guard escorts him out, Rockfish asks him to take care of his friends. Rockfish exits the prison with a group of men who all have someone waiting for them except him. Once he’s left alone, he sighs and starts walking, bumping into a man in a suit as he goes.

Suddenly a voice calls, “Oi, Rockfish!” He turns to see the man he bumped into: Mong-chi, decked out in a fancy suit and sunglasses. The two men greet each other happily, and Mong-chi offers his friend tofu before offering to buy him a meal; they walk off in high spirits.

Back inside the prison, Mil-yang is surprised by his first ever visitor: Eun-hye. She’s here at Jung-woo’s request, who described Mil-yang as someone who also framed himself, and he’d asked her to get him a retrial. It wouldn’t be easy, he knew, but he asked Eun-hye because she was the one who changed his mind (or more literally, moved his heart).

Mil-yang says it’s been almost twenty years already, and declines. Eun-hye says once twenty years have passed, the records will be destroyed and he’ll no longer be able to apply for a retrial; she asks who the prosecutor in charge of his original case was.

Cut to the deputy chief laughing in delight as he tells Joon-hyuk that now that Cha Sun-ho is chairman, a UN post is no big deal (I had a feeling that was the answer to Eun-hye’s question). He says the key to being a successful prosecutor is to forget you are one. He recites the Prosecutor’s Oath, then says he doesn’t need to be such a prosecutor—that’s for those who were born that way, like Jung-woo, who is returning today.

As he walks back to his office, Joon-hyuk remembers happily taking the oath with Jung-woo moments before he runs into the man himself. They go to Joon-hyuk’s office, and Jung-woo asks him if he really thinks Sung-kyu committed suicide. Joon-hyuk reiterates the lack of evidence for any other conclusion, but Jung-woo points out that they both know it was Min-ho.

Joon-hyuk sidesteps that statement, saying that a prosecutor should base his claims on evidence—he did that with Jung-woo’s case too. Jung-woo replies that Joon-hyuk only believed the evidence he wanted to, but Joon-hyuk says Jung-woo himself testified against Sung-kyu in order to be freed, which makes them both the same. (Um, no.)

Joon-hyuk says he understands that Jung-woo wanted to be free to catch Min-ho, but what if he can’t? Sung-kyu will forever be a murderer, making him just like Joon-hyuk. Jung-woo vows, “I’m going to investigate everything again, one by one. Who did what, and who covered it up. I hope you won’t come up in that investigation.” Joon-hyuk says coolly that even if he does, there’s nothing Jung-woo can do to him.

Jung-woo enters his old office, empty now, and remembers joking around with his team the fateful night of Ha-yeon’s birthday. The door opens to reveal Investigator Go, who is wheeled in by Prosecutor Choi. They greet each other quietly but emotionally. Oh man, I’m already in tears and this reunion has barely begun.

Investigator Go says he doesn’t know if he can help in his condition, but Jung-woo kneels down and takes his hand, saying it’s heartening just to see his face. They smile at each other and commiserate about the rough time each has had, but Investigator Go says he wants to get better soon and run around with him like the old days. Jung-woo says he soon will as he promises to bring everything back to its rightful place.

That night, Jung-woo meets Chul-shik in an alley, and the gangster points to a nearby spot where Seok has parked his car. Noticing Jung-woo’s suit, he congratulates him on returning to work; now they can catch the real culprit and Chul-shik can be cleared. Jung-woo apologizes, but Chul-shik tells him not to worry—only, Jung-woo will suspend his indictment for breaking out of jail, right?

Seok comes out and the two men follow him, ending up at an industrial-looking building, which Seok enters. Chul-shik grins, saying it feels like a real investigation, and Jung-woo smiles and says it is a real one. Chul-shik hoots with glee that he’s on an investigation with Prosecutor Park Jung-woo, and they both smile, reminiscing about running out of the funeral hall in only their socks. These two are too cute.

Suddenly, Seok’s orange Truck of Doom appears at the end of the street, picking up speed as it approaches them. Realizing it’s heading right for them, Jung-woo tells Chul-shik to hold on tight as he reverses and turns the car around in the nick of time. They speed through the industrial complex with the truck on their tail, going around and sometimes through obstacles, until Jung-woo turns sharply into a narrow alley where the truck can’t follow.

Once they get away, they realize they were lured into a trap and wonder how Seok knew their location. They check over the car for a tracker, and Jung-woo finds one under the rear bumper. Jung-woo says this was a warning; if Seok had intended to kill him, he’d have driven with the headlights off. He calls Investigator Go and asks him to run the truck’s plates.

Meanwhile, Seok reports to Min-ho, who tells him to lie low for a while. He joins Yeon-hee, who’s drinking alone in the living room, and asks how she feels now things have turned out the way she wanted. She says she didn’t know Chairman Cha would die—she just didn’t want Min-ho to get hurt.

Min-ho says he understood why she had to choose Sun-ho over him, and how much she must have resented Chamyung after her father died. He asks if her revenge is finished; he’s the only one left now. She says Chamyung wasn’t her objective, but he says it doesn’t matter, since what he wants isn’t the company. He puts his hand on hers for a moment, then gets up to leave.

Before he can go, Yeon-hee says she’s heard Jung-woo is back at work before reminding him to keep his promise to protect her and Eun-soo no matter what happens. He nods.

Mother Oh sits by a sleeping Ha-yeon and strokes her hair, crying as she thinks of how the little girl never asks about her mom so she won’t worry her family. Jung-woo watches sadly from the doorway, then joins Tae-soo for a beer. He asks if Tae-soo is frustrated having to stay home and says he’ll do his best to get him reinstated.

Tae-soo says he’s just happy to be with Ha-yeon. He tells Jung-woo to be careful, as Ji-soo wouldn’t have wanted him to be in danger, and he promises to watch over Jung-woo, who nods and thanks him. The next morning, Ha-yeon wakes Jung-woo up for work with a kiss, and he asks her if this is a dream, to which she adorably replies with more kisses.

Min-ho arrives at Chamyung for his first day as the chairman, and eyes Secretary Kim in the elevator, thinking, He must know I’m Cha Min-ho. He asks him to have a drink with him in the evening.

Min-ho enters the chairman’s office and looks over to where his father died, remembering his last moments. He apologizes in much the same way he did to his brother’s corpse, then walks to the desk and admires his new nameplate. He asks aloud, “Hyung, do you like it? You finally became the chairman.”

Min-ho walks past the area where his father collapsed, and suddenly feels and sees his father’s hand around his ankle. Unable to free himself, Min-ho pleads for forgiveness, until Secretary Kim calls his name, and the ghostly grip abruptly disappears. Secretary Kim asks if he’s all right, and Min-ho says yes, though he’s clearly shaken. He decides to leave this office empty for a while.

Jung-woo has a strategy meeting with Prosecutor Choi and Investigator Go. He tells them that he has an inside source who will share Min-ho’s schedule and company information, though he doesn’t reveal who it is. He shows them a picture of Seok, telling them he was most likely behind Investigator Go’s accident and Sung-kyu’s murder—he’s the key to catching Min-ho.

Jung-woo says Min-ho has been staying out of trouble, but he must be feeling anxious about the people who know his true identity, especially Seok, who carried out so many crimes on his behalf. Jung-woo proposes they shake him up with the mention of Jennifer Lee, who is missing—and, he suspects, dead.

Joon-hyuk sits at his desk, holding the recording pen which Min-ho previously used to threaten him. He drives to Ha-yeon’s school and watches her as she plays with her friends. She suddenly turns in his direction and calls out happily, “Uncle!” but she’s just greeting Tae-soo, who came to pick her up. Ha-yeon suddenly spots Joon-hyuk, but when Tae-soo turns to look, Joon-hyuk has hidden himself. They soon leave with Joon-hyuk watching them forlornly.

Mil-yang ponders Eun-hye’s offer to represent him, and when Gangster Hyung sees the application for retrial, he urges Mil-yang to prove his innocence. He says the people who died deserved it—how could they do that to their daughter and sister? But Mil-yang just tells him to leave it alone.

Jung-woo thanks Prosecutor Choi, who says he agreed to Jung-woo’s plan since he got Jennifer’s family’s permission. Jung-woo and Chul-shik stake out a restaurant where Seok is eating, and Chul-shik asks how on earth they’re supposed to find Jennifer’s body with no clues. Jung-woo says Seok knows, and soon, he’ll guide them to her himself.

Inside the restaurant, a news report announces that Jennifer’s body has been found, and Seok rushes out in panicked disbelief. He speeds off in his car, and Jung-woo follows. He tells Chul-shik that they’re heading close to Min-ho’s villa, so he must have killed her there and buried her nearby.

Seok pulls into a field, followed by his pursuers. He runs into the nearby woods, but when he sees them empty and undisturbed, he sighs in relief—but then he hears his name and freezes. He turns around to see Jung-woo, who says, “Jennifer Lee is here, isn’t she?” Seok tries to run, but Chul-shik blocks him from the other direction.

Seok puts his hand in his pocket, and Chul-shik says, “You ran over my Hyung-nim, didn’t you?” Jung-woo says, “And you killed Sung-kyu.” Seok pulls out his knife and says he doesn’t know what they’re talking about. He comes at them with the knife, but between the two of them, they soon have him on the ground.

Min-ho takes Secretary Kim to the same bar his father took him to for their one drink. He says he knows Secretary Kim was passing information about him to the old chairman, but claims that it’s okay, since he knew Secretary Kim was his father’s man when he hired him. Min-ho asks if he can trust him from now on, and Secretary Kim says yes. He informs Min-ho of a breakfast meeting the next day.

Once Min-ho is gone, Secretary Kim calls Jung-woo and tells him that Min-ho just left for the office. We flash back to Jung-woo and Secretary Kim meeting in secret: Jung-woo asked what changed his mind, since he’d refused to help when Sun-ho died. Secretary Kim said back then he’d been following the old chairman’s orders, but now he knows that Min-ho was having him watched and will kill him as soon as he has no use for him.

Min-ho enters his office and goes to his secret room to identify the person he’s meeting the next morning, but he finds its walls empty, save for a single photo of Jennifer. Jung-woo enters the office and says, “Jennifer Lee. You killed her, right?”

Min-ho asks him what he’s talking about, and Jung-woo says he found her, since Seok was kind enough to tell him. Jung-woo says, “I warned you that you wouldn’t last a month. But now I see you won’t even last a week.” Min-ho scoffs and calls Seok, but Jung-woo holds up the phone as it rings.

Min-ho finally loses his composure and grabs Jung-woo by the collar. Jung-woo says flatly, “You’re finished, Cha Min-ho.”

 
COMMENTS

This episode took us from hopelessness to victory in an intense hour full of twists and turns that had me gasping every few minutes. I have to hand it to the cast and crew—they keep outdoing themselves with the acting, directing, music, and editing, especially when it came to the car chase scenes, which were incredible this week. Seriously, I’m surprised this show hasn’t given me a heart attack yet. I kept hoping that Sung-kyu would miraculously survive, and it was devastating to find out that he was truly gone. Did Ha-yeon and Jung-woo really need to lose another person they loved? It hurts even more because I can’t help wondering if Sung-kyu was sacrificed in service to the two-episode extension; after all, this was originally going to be the show’s finale. But of course that road leads only to frustration, so I’ll have to satisfy myself with my faith in Jung-woo to bring epic justice down on the heads of his enemies.

This hour was almost purely devoted to Min-ho and Jung-woo, and both had transformative journeys from beginning to end. Min-ho finally broke free of his father’s influence, defeating in death the monster he cowered before in life, although it took Yeon-hee to give him the courage to defy the old chairman. (And hasn’t she turned out to be a surprise.) I found it interesting how Min-ho feels more haunted by guilt and even hallucinations due to his father’s death than his brother’s, even though he was more definitely responsible for the latter. It’s unsurprising, however, given that every step of Min-ho’s descent into darkness was either caused directly by his father or by the desire to please him, to earn the love that was continuously denied him. In that way Min-ho is actually a tragic figure, though not one I can muster any sympathy for, given his tendency towards psychotic murder. I liked the symbolism of the moment when he felt physically restrained by the memory of his father grabbing his ankle; in Korean the expression “to grab the ankles” means to drag someone down or hold them back, and even though Min-ho has escaped his father’s physical clutches, he is unable to free himself of his psychological bondage to him.

In contrast, Jung-woo went from being devastated and backed into a corner to returning to his old job, which was a certain victory over Min-ho. I can’t see any way for Min-ho to get out of this now that Jung-woo has Seok (and his phone), evidence of Jennifer’s murder, and all the information leaked to him by Secretary Kim; Joon-hyuk seems to have rediscovered something resembling a conscience, so Min-ho has likely lost that avenue of escape too. I loved our new crime-solving duo, with their late-night stakeouts and exciting car chases. Chul-shik is one of the only people that can make Jung-woo laugh these days, and their friendship makes me so happy. Forget that backstabbing snake Joon-hyuk—I vote Shin Chul-shik for Jung-woo’s new bestie. (He’d just better not get ten years for breaking out of jail, because I need more buddy cop shenanigans from these two.)

It’s also heartwarming and lovely to see Ha-yeon blossoming again under the care of her family after all the trauma she’s had to endure. I hope that Min-ho has no more tricks up his sleeve, but even if he does, I believe our clever prosecutor and his allies will easily outsmart him at this point. Now all I want to see is Min-ho and Seok rotting behind bars for life, Joon-hyuk and the deputy chief being exposed as the slimy opportunists they are and losing their licenses, all our Woljung five to be free and clear to restart their lives, and lots of moments like the one we had between Ha-yeon and Jung-woo in this episode. You can do that for us next week, right, Defendant?

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what. a. crazy. episode! FINALLY! i love the jungwoo x chulshik team together! (i never use this many exclamation points! haha)

also, the only thing that my parents commented on while watching this was: who the hell wears a white shirt to bed? LOL

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As usual: DIE, JOON HYUK, DIE.

Other news: That moment when Mong Chi went to pick up Rockfish from prison almost made me tear up! It was such a sweet, understated moment and it gave me hope that Rockfish might really be able to live on the (mostly) straight and narrow with a friend beside him. *wipes away proud tears*

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That picture ha Yeon drew of sung kyu... Tears!

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I feel like some parts of Ep 13 were part of the extension when Jungwoo and Eunhye looked for Sung Kyu and Hayeon in the mall, because they only filmed that a week before while they usually filmed 2-3 weeks before based on the IG pics of the cast & crew and SBS Night of Real Entertainment behind the scenes.
Then, in Ep 16 they had some flashbacks to lengthen it a bit.

Eunhye's shining moment was when she drove for the escapees. I thought she would have her time to shine in the retrial but it was so short. I'm interested if Miryang's case would actually play a role in Jungwoo's pursuit of Justice.

So, now Jungwoo needs to resolve Jennifer Lee's case first. Then for Jisoo's case, the Detective would also play a role. Plus the nemo with a recorder which recorded the Prosecutor's voice.

*BTW am I the only one who ships Eunhye and Taesoo? LOL

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oh gawd :3. now that you talked about it, I ship them too. XD

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Yes, I totally ship them too!

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That nemo toy I wonder if that traitor JH would hand it over by himself or JW will find about it if he looked at the evidence list.

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That's a ship I can board.

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I actually wanted Eun-hye and Investigator Go together but Eun-hye x Tae-soo is good too (especially after seeing instagram pics of Ha-yeon, Jung-woo, Tae-soo and Eun-hye on Shin Rin-ah's instagram. They look like a family and she calls them Uncle Tae-soo and Auntie Seo :3)

And you know I wouldn't even be opposed to hinted Jung-woo x Eun-hye if done right LOL

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I've been waiting this recap all day.
So far, I believe Ji Sung deserves another daesang by the end of this year.

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Eum ki Joon also deserves a prize he was also amazing, i love villain roles, i wish Ji Sung would do a villain sometime.

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Agree. Eum Ki Joon is now officially my favorite baddie hahaha... I loved him so much (as a villain) in Ghost that even though I came to this drama for Jisung, Eum Ki Joon sealed the deal for me ?

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I searched him and found out that I've seen him in many dramas but I don't remember him, this role is his memorable role.
I've seen him recently in a web drama with Kim So Hyun named Nightmare Teacher.

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I started but never finished that one; should I?

Although, I'm not sure I should trust you yet. I was going to wait till these were all out before I finished - Sung Kyu is dead and Min Ho hasn't been ripped apart and scattered to the 4 winds yet - so I can't sleep well.

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Unbelievably fantastic. This drama is truly one of the greats!!Has anyone else noticed the definitive uptick in quality of dramas in just the past two years??? Everything is changing and morphing into some brilliance that seems a cut above all others. It feels to me that Misaeng drew a line between the past and the future. PDs, writers, productions crews, musicians, cinematographers and ACTORS are ramping up their game as they compete with each other - and WE are the beneficiaries! HOORAY!

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this is how you write a drama without dragging out one plot point right to the end!

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no matter what happens in this drama I am at my limit and just convulsing through all of it. I never watched a drama that had my hands shaking the whole time. How To Preserve Tension Through Acting Alone, should it be called. It doesn´t help that it is raining ... outside... and inside... I don´t know why I´m raining... from reliefe of stress? or anxious anticipation? I sense the drama will be ruthless at least once more.

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Joon-hyuk shouldn't merely be losing his license, he committed perjury and perverted the course of justice, and that - if charged and convicted correctly - ought to earn him a prison sentence. And his boss would have added to that charges of corruption and bribery.

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I would like to see Joon-hyuk die trying to help Jung-woo. Maybe, he ends up in the middle of finding a key piece of evidence to take Min-ho down, but Min-ho gets to him first...something like this. In a way, his death could be like a punishment for his sins, but he's also going out on a somewhat positive note.

I think that Min-ho has one trick left up his sleeve. Now that he has more power as the CEO of the company, he might be more difficult to take down.

I'm hoping that the show stays riveting to the very end and not have 30 minutes of boring happily ever after scenes. So far, the extension doesn't seem to have negatively impacted the show.

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I agree with you that he is going to need to die to redeem himself. What a sorry excuse for a so called friend.

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I relate to Joon Hyuk the most. Park Jeong Woo is totally responsible for starting him down the dark path. If he had really cared about his friend and trusted him, he wouldn't have gone along with the 'make the murder look like I did it to save my daughter' ploy. Yes, Joon Hyuk made some bad choices, mostly being stuck between a rock and a hard place. But what if Jeong Woo had trusted him? Then the situations JH encountered would never have happened, and he might nave become a better man. It all started going downhill when PJW married JH's girlfirend. Nobody is good; but to the degree to which a person is trusted, the person will be trustworthy. Note 2: I bet Ha Yeon is Joon Hyuk's daughter. Like, seriously. So, so, so many clues.

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Ha-yeon is Joon-hyuk's daughter? lmao what clues do enlighten me. If she really was his daughter there was no way he'd ever let Min-ho touch Ha-yeon, but no he let Min-ho kidnap Ha-yeon even though he knew what kind of horrible things Min-ho was capable of. Even if he was threatened, there would've been scenes where Joon-hyuk tried his best to get to Ha-yeon.

Didn't Jung-woo make it clear why he didn't trust Joon-hyuk? You can't blame Jung-woo for not trusting him when he acted like that during the time he went for that knife. It seems to me he wasn't oblivious and he knew that Joon-hyuk also was interested in Ji-soo.

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Note 2: I bet Ha Yeon is Joon Hyuk’s daughter. Like, seriously. So, so, so many clues.

And allow his daughter to be kidnapped without doing anything? Even went for the knife that will show that min ho is the killer?? I cant find any clue apart from the clue he liked her mother. You wrong dont bother

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"Boring, happily ever after scenes"? I disagree. What frustrates me sometimes in suspense/melodramas is when writers make us love the characters very much, especially our main character, yet we get frustrated because he/she spends most of the drama SUFFERING, only to finally get one or two happy scenes wayyyy at the end in just less than 10 minutes?

I love the suspense and thrills, but I also love the comical/heartwarming bromance between the Jung-woo and the prisoners, with Shin Cheol Sik, father-daughter moments, Jung-woo and Eun-hye's bonding moments etc.

Give me good closure for all the characters, happy endings for the good guys, and the bad guys punished.

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So many great moments this episode:

Jung-woo and Min-ho's meal was weirdly civilized, and I loved it. Maybe one of my favorite scenes between the two.

Mong-chi waiting for Rockfish was such a sweet moment as was the cellmates saying goodbye to Rockfish.

Jung-woo and Chul-shik scenes are always gold.

I want Jung-woo and Investigator Go to run around together again too.

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I relate to Joon Hyuk the most. Park Jeong Woo is totally responsible for starting him down the dark path. If he had really cared about his friend and trusted him, he wouldn’t have gone along with the ‘make the murder look like I did it to save my daughter’ ploy. Yes, Joon Hyuk made some bad choices, mostly being stuck between a rock and a hard place. But what if Jeong Woo had trusted him? Then the situations JH encountered would never have happened, and he might nave become a better man. It all started going downhill when PJW married JH’s girlfirend. Nobody is good; but to the degree to which a person is trusted, the person will be trustworthy. Note 2: I bet Ha Yeon is Joon Hyuk’s daughter. Like, seriously. So, so, so many clues.

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I have thought about those clues about the daughter also, but I hope it doesn't play out that way. It would be out of character for the drama.

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Then she would have been cheating on her husband.. I dis agree

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"Seriously, I’m surprised this show hasn’t given me a heart attack yet." No kidding!

I too hoped Sung-kyu would somehow survive, but I have learned that one way to keep real suspense is to be ruthless in killing people off. I could do with a little less suspense and a little more happiness. My poor heart!

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Jeong Woo, please stay strong. You prove us how honesty outsmart everything even sometimes it falls behind. Jung Hyuk must sure learn his lesson soon.

Euh Hye, I wish her character will shine more. She plays a huge part in helping Jung Woo in fact.

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This drama is SUPER GOOD !! kinda sad because it wasn't as hype and viral as other dramas (goblin, legend of blue sea etc). More people need to notice this beautiful artwork ! Kudos to the actors and staff for the hardworking and wonderful drama that never fail to make me feel excited and anxious !! Love the scene of optimus shin cheol sik! You guys deserve prestigious award for your hard work !!!

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Finally caught up this week! Saved this for a marathon because I knew I would be screaming at the screen and crying at how much pain Jungwoo was going through, and boy does this show deliver. But it's brilliant, I haven't been so on edge since Liar Game.
Ji Sung deserves every accolade in the book and I can't wait for him to receive the Daesang from Han Suk Kyu this year.
I seriously hope they don't decide not to give him one on the basis of him already having one. Brilliance is brilliance and should be rewarded as such.
Can't wait for tomorrow!
"Cha Minho, you're done for."
*cue that awesome bit of music*

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Am I know the only one who thinks this whole episode is extended chevrolet commercial?

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Dang this episode was good. Loved seeing Jung Woo gain the upper hand.

I like that the show still maintained some suspense like when I learned that Jung Woo had a mole in Chamyung, I started to think about who it could be. But then the show revealed him soon after. I hope he doesn't get caught by Min Ho. D:

All caught up in time for finale week~~~! :)

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