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Voice: Episode 14

Now that they know for sure who the killer is, Kwon-joo and Jin-hyuk throw all their effort into tracking down any evidence against him. Instead of being worried that his identity has been made known, Tae-gu is delighted to now focus his attention on the detectives, or rather, his new “toys,” completely unconcerned that they’re determined to make him face the consequences for his actions.

 
Chapter 14: “The Birth of the Devil Part 2”

 

Kwon-joo and Jin-hyuk finally come face-to-face with Tae-gu, and Kwon-joo freezes when she recognizes his voice as the exact same as the killer’s voice. After Commissioner Bae escorts Tae-gu out of his office, Kwon-joo shakily tells Jin-hyuk that Tae-gu is the killer.

Jin-hyuk gets that “mad dog” look in his eyes as he starts to charge after Tae-gu, but Kwon-joo stops him, reminding him that Tae-gu is just toying with them right now — that’s why he made a point with framing Ji-hye. But Jin-hyuk doesn’t care and breaks out of her grasp.

He catches up to Tae-gu in the station hallway, yelling after him that he’s a “crazy bastard” as he shoves his way past Tae-gu’s security team. He grabs Tae-gu by the lapels, demanding to know if it was really him.

Unfazed by Jin-hyuk’s angry grasp on him, Tae-gu calmly reminds him that he’s assaulting an innocent civilian, which could get him trouble as a police officer. Jin-hyuk doesn’t care, and he promises to collect all the evidence he can and tear Tae-gu to pieces.

Tae-gu just smiles and says that it seems like Jin-hyuk is more of a talker than a doer, since it’s clear he hasn’t ripped anyone to pieces. Jin-hyuk grits his teeth and swears that he’s torn lots of people apart before, and he’ll do it right now if he needs to. He taunts Tae-gu, asking if killing people weaker than him excites him.

Tae-gu’s smug expression flickers around the edges as Jin-hyuk calls him a perverted, psychopathic bastard, and Jin-hyuk knows he’s starting to get a rise out of the other man. Pulling out his gun, he continues to taunt Tae-gu, then presses it against one of Tae-gu’s men when they finally try to intervene.

 

Commissioner Bae orders him to put down the gun and let the man go, which Jin-hyuk does. But Tae-gu tells Commissioner Bae that there’s no need for an apology — he actually enjoyed meeting the infamous “Mad Dog” detective. With one last smirk, he saunters away with the rest of his men, but Kwon-joo calls after him, letting him know that she’ll see him again. And next time he won’t be allowed to freely leave the police station.

Annoyed by their antics, Commissioner Bae reminds Jin-hyuk and Kwon-joo that the Golden Time Team is being disbanded. Kwon-joo warns him that he’ll regret it.

Meanwhile, Tae-gu smiles to himself as he heads to meet with the Violent Crimes detectives so they can take his statement about what happened at the club. Watching from the other side of the glass, Jin-hyuk and Kwon-joo are disgusted at the shameless confidence Tae-gu has about not being caught for his crimes. She knows that this is proof he’s under the protection of someone powerful.

As the Violent Crimes detectives interview Tae-gu for his statement, he calmly and easily tells them that he was too focused on the 100 billion dollar project the men were discussing to really notice when Gyu-ah left the room after serving them drinks, or any other unusual things that might have happened that night.

When the detectives mention Sang-tae, Tae-gu plays dumb until pretending to vaguely recall that name as someone who’s helped them hire bus drivers before.

From the other side of the glass, Jin-hyuk angrily spits out that if it weren’t for Sang-tae and CEO Mo’s protection, Tae-gu would have been caught before now. Tae-gu seems to know that they’re behind the mirror, watching him, because he looks straight at it with a smile on his face.

Kwon-joo believes that all the little games are proof Tae-gu has been playing with them, such as leaving behind the Bible verses and arranging the bodies has been to purposefully toy with them. She declares him to be a “power orientated” killer, being particularly ruthless to those who try to stop him from murdering. “Mad Dog” Jin-hyuk doesn’t care — he vows to tear that bastard’s head off, no matter what.

After giving his statement, Tae-gu is free to leave. As he gets into his car, he tells his men that he actually enjoyed it because he finally got to see faces he’s been wanting to see. CEO Mo calls Tae-gu’s assistant, who reports back that he’s confirmed that Kwon-joo and Jin-hyuk are still looking into who killed their family members that night. He also reassures CEO Mo that only Commissioner Bae heard Jin-hyuk accuse Tae-gu of being the killer.

 

On the drive home, Tae-gu relives meeting Kwon-joo and Jin-hyuk, wondering which of the two he should go after first. He recalls the night he killed Kwon-joo’s father and his utter delight that she could hear the crackling in his voice. Kwon-joo it is, then. But first he gets a message from Director Kwon, asking to postpone signing the contract. I’m getting a bad feeling as Tae-gu calls the director.

Jin-hyuk is still furious that Tae-gu walked out a free man, but Kwon-joo reminds him that they need to be calm and careful right now, since if they do anything rash, Tae-gu will just use his money and connections to get out of it, anyway.

Speaking of which, some prosecutors arrive with their blue bins and a search-and-seizure warrant to confiscate the Golden Time Team’s records and documents. Oooh, and the excuse they’re using is Jin-hyuk’s violence against potential suspects, notably the child-abuser security guard ‘way back when (or a week or two ago in Golden Time Team, uh, time), so that case does somehow tie back to the main one!

Dae-shik defends his partner, insisting that victims were dying and they needed to get information ASAP, and the suspect was also acting violent towards them. Jin-hyuk demands to know who’s behind the warrant, and Prosecutor Park swaggers into the room, making a big deal over how corrupt the cops are.

 

Jin-hyuk doesn’t take kindly to the smug prosecutor, who informs him that the Golden Time Team is dismantled as of today. He sneeringly tells Kwon-joo that she should have just focused on answering the phone instead of sticking her nose into things that are none of her business. Ugh, what a jerk.

Hyun-ho and Eun-soo get word about the search-and-seizure and run to the detectives, but they can only stand around helplessly as the prosecutors take out their blue bins that are now full of the Golden Time Team’s files. Prosecutor Park cheerfully walks out, stopping to warning Commissioner Bae that CEO Mo isn’t happy that he’s had to send the prosecutor in to clean up after his mess.

 

Kwon-joo pleads with Commissioner Bae to stop the prosecutors. Even though she knows the Golden Time Team isn’t the commissioner’s favorite unit, they still work for him. He tells her that she should have listened to him when he told her to stop investigating her father’s killer. Angry, Kwon-joo asks if it’s wrong for the police to capture criminals.

Meanwhile, Dae-shik finds it hard to believe that CEO Mo would send the prosecutors just to stop them from looking into his son’s supposed criminal activities — and that even if Tae-gu was guilty, he’d still be allowed to go free. But Jin-hyuk vows he’ll catch Tae-gu and whomever has been helping them and make them spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

 

Chief Jang asks to speak to Jin-hyuk in private, and he promises that he’ll do all he can to protect Jin-hyuk. He knows that Commissioner Bae is connected to Sungwun Express, and this was purposefully planned to get rid of Jin-hyuk. He also tells Jin-hyuk that the phone call that Dae-shik overheard never happened. He knows that he didn’t speak to his informant that day, and he was never in the stairwell at the time Dae-shik supposedly overheard him.

He also finds it suspicious that Dae-shik originally offered to take Sang-tae’s bag to the evidence room, which would have given him a chance to tamper with it. As for motive, Dae-shik’s father used to be a bus driver — maybe he drove a bus for Sungwun Express?

Dae-shik returns to the room and Chief Jang leaves him alone with Jin-hyuk, who looks exhausted as he reveals that Chief Jang didn’t talk to his informant two days ago. Dae-shik is surprised, wondering if he confused the dates. After all, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the Golden Time Team.

 

Jin-hyuk just grabs his hand, asking him to keep an eye on Sungwun Express. Aw, it’s notable that Jin-hyuk doesn’t look at him during this exchange or as he leaves the room.

Tae-gu gets a call from Jin-hyuk, who tells him about the prosecutors CEO Mo sent. Tae-gu plays innocent, but apologizes on his father’s behalf. Jin-hyuk scoffs as he says that psychopaths like him are always so polite. Tae-gu tries to stifle his laughter, but Jin-hyuk is definitely not joking when he wawrns Tae-gu that he’ll do whatever it takes to get evidence against him and lock up him up forever. He’ll also find the informant that Tae-gu’s placed in the police station and punish him, too.

 

Tae-gu muses that it must be true what they say, “like husband, like wife,” since Ji-hye was an expert at finding people, too. He asks if Jin-hyuk liked the little nostalgia event he prepared (at the guesthouse). He smiles wide as Jin-hyuk continues his threats that he’ll tear Tae-gu to pieces.

Amused, Tae-gu admits he wishes he could play with Jin-hyuk right now, but instead he has to return a photo and leave a present. Before he hangs up, he warns Jin-hyuk not to go after the “rat” because Jin-hyuk will be the one who ends up hurt.

Dae-shik stops by his father’s nursing home to pay him a visit. Aw, Dad seems sweet as he sets aside his Bible and happily greets his son. He’s probably the only one on this show who would actually be comforted by a Bible verse. Dae-shik apologizes for not visiting that often, and Dad notes how tired his son looks, worried that he’s working too hard.

 

Dad says that he wishes he could see Jin-hyuk, since he feels guilty that he never gave him a proper thanks for all the help he’s given. Dae-shik seems on edge at this suggestion, and promises that once this case is wrapped up, he’ll visit more often. He leaves behind an envelope of money to pay for expenses and then steps outside.

He bangs his head against the wall as he remembers the way Jin-hyuk mentioned that Dae-shik couldn’t have overheard Chief Jang’s nonexistent phone conversation. Just then his phone rings, and he yells at whomever is on the other end, reminding them that he said he’d call when Jin-hyuk found evidence. He also reminds them that they promised not to hurt Jin-hyuk. Sigh. Oh, Dae-shik, I knew it was gonna be you, but I’m still sad to realize you’re the mole.

Prosecutor Park may have taken all the files from Golden Time Team, but Kwon-joo still has her personal files at home, and she goes through them as she tries to figure out how to get to get evidence against Tae-gu. She deduces that if she can figure out where Tae-gu murdered all his victims, then she’d be able to find the evidence she needs.

 

She calls Hyun-ho, asking him to look into transactions between Sungwun Express and GP Development. As a favor, of course, since the Golden Time Team has been disbanded, although Hyun-ho believes that the team will be back in action soon. Aw, what a sweet, loyal pup.

Jin-hyuk thinks over Tae-gu’s statement that he had to take care of something else, and remembers Kwon-joo telling him that someone broke into her pace and stole the photo of her father. He realizes that means Tae-gu is headed to Kwon-joo’s, and Jin-hyuk calls her, urgently insisting that she get out of there because a psychopath killer is headed her way.

Tae-gu, in his murder jacket, carries a box and his trusty kettlebell, clanging it against the iron railings as he walks along. Kwon-joo, with her soundproofed apartment, can’t hear him at first until she creeps closer to her door. Only then can she hear the footsteps slowly creep towards her. Tae-gu grins as he playfully tiptoes towards her door.

 

Grabbing a knife from the kitchen, Kwon-joo cautiously goes to her door. When she peers out her peephole, she sees an eye staring back at her. Okay, that’s terrifying! Tae-gu muffles his laughter and then plays the recording of Kwon-joo the night her father died, when he spoke to her over the radio — it’s the recording that originally went missing from the police evidence.

His tormenting deed done, Tae-gu walks away. Still on the phone with Jin-hyuk, who’s driving as fast as he can, she tells him that she’ll try to buy more time so they can catch Tae-gu in action. Jin-hyuk is very much against this idea as he yells at her over the phone, but Kwon-joo is determined as she carefully opens her door and steps outside. At least she still has her knife.

Tae-gu is nowhere to be seen, but Kwon-joo spots the box he left behind. Hiding behind the door of the emergency exit, Tae-gu watches her approach the box. Perhaps sensing something down the hallway, she cautiously turns towards the emergency exit as Tae-gu slowly opens the door. Nooooooooooo!

But the sound of Jin-hyuk getting off the elevator and yelling for her causes her to turn back. With a smile, Tae-gu disappears into the darkness and the stairwell.

 

After confirming that Kwon-joo is okay, Jin-hyuk turns his attention to the box left in the middle of the hallway. He carefully opens the elaborately wrapped box to reveal a huge chunk of hair in a plastic bag. Ughhhhhhhh. It looks like there’s other bags of hair, as well as the photo of Kwon-joo’s father. Did Tae-gu just give her all of his trophies from his victims? Or is this a specific person’s hair?

Jin-hyuk is amazed by Kwon-joo’s soundproofed room, although it makes sense that due to outside noises, she can’t really sleep anywhere else. Kwon-joo shows him all the potential theories she has about the murders. She believes that Tae-gu must have been killing people for many years, and that if they find out where he’s been doing it, then they should be able to find evidence against Tae-gu.

 

He wonders if his wife was killed because she found out where that place was, and gets the idea that Kwon-joo could listen to Ji-hye’s recording for any clue where she was when she made it. It’s not the best quality recording, but Kwon-joo isolates everything except the background noise.

She’s able to determine the sound of seagulls, and that it must be an enclosed metal container from the way Ji-hye’s voice echoes. Jin-hyuk knows that GP Development has records of renting transport containers, and promises to track them down in the morning.

Meanwhile, Tae-gu returns home. He carries his carefully folded murder jacket and places it into a briefcase, along with his kettlebell. He leaves his murder briefcase in the trunk of his car, grinning to himself as he no doubt ponders the next time he’ll use it.

 

The next day, Tae-gu prepares to go to the contract signing for the big bus depot deal. CEO Mo is grumpy that Director Kwon is causing such a hindrance, but he also wants to know where Tae-gu disappeared to yesterday. He reassures his son that he’s taking care of everything, so he shouldn’t need to leave work again. Yeah, uh-huh. Like that will work on Tae-gu.

Driver Park reports to his supervisor, letting him know his concerns about his bus’s faulty breaks. He’s worried that he might cause an accident, but his supervisor just yells at him for his wasting his time, since the bus recently passed its maintenance inspection. Besides, Driver Park should just be grateful to have a job at all.

 

He orders Driver Park to sign a new safety insurance document, getting angry when Driver Park starts to read it first instead of signing. Nooooo, don’t just sign it! Read it! But Driver Park obeys his boss and signs it without question or reading the document.

CEO Mo and Tae-gu arrive at the press conference for their own contract signing. CEO Mo is thrilled to see so much support, and tells everyone how happy he is to be able to help improve the town.

Jin-hyuk searches through all the containers listed under GP Development’s name, but so far he hasn’t found anything that looks unusual.

 

Hyun-ho and Eun-soo have another cute moment that’s really just an excuse for a phone PPL. Maybe next week they’ll have a conversation that actually serves a purpose to the plot.

Driver Park sets out on his route, but he has to take a detour along an unpaved country road since his regular route is blocked due to road surveying. The passengers aren’t exactly thrilled to be on this bumpy road, especially since one of them is very, very pregnant. One of the young kids gets motion sick and vomits into a shopping bag, much to everyone else’s disgust.

CEO Mo makes his speech about how the roads he’ll be creating will benefit the town. Just because he’ll have the management rights to them, he’s not interested in making money, but making the country a better place. Suuuuuuuure.

 

Meanwhile, Driver Park tries to navigate his alternate route, but the breaks on his bus give way and he struggles to keep the bus on the unpaved road. The tires pop as he drives over sharp rocks, and losing control of the bus, it hits a larger rock and tips over on its side. The pregnant woman’s husband goes flying through the window and ends up half crushed under the bus, while everyone one is tossed to-and-fro until they all land against the shattered windows as the bus settles on its side. Blood and glass are everywhere.

I’m not sure who’s all alve, but the pregnant woman calls the emergency center, letting them know about the crash. Hyun-ho diverts the call to Kwon-joo (because even though the Golden Time Team is no more, the call center still goes on). Kwon-joo tries to get information about the bus and the route, and Hyun-ho tracks down the GPS.

Kwon-joo hits the “code zero” button and tells the woman that they have someone on the way. She tries to help calm the woman down, who’s beginning to panic because her stomach hurts (noooooo, not the baby!), and she’s also worried for her husband who’s unconscious. The mother of the young children also screams for help, since her son is barely responsive.

After looking at many cargo containers, Jin-hyuk finally finds one that has proof that something terrible went on inside it. Blood on the walls, and bloody cloth and plastic on the floor. He requests a forensics team to be dispatched immediately as he returns to town.

The contract has been signed for Sungwun Express to establish their roads and bus depot when CEO Mo’s assistant gets word about one of the buses being overturned. CEO Mo orders him to keep it quiet so the day won’t be ruined.

Good luck with that, because Jin-hyuk walks into the room just then, shoving security guards out his way. He flashes his badge as he calls for Tae-gu, wanting to ask him some questions.

 

Tae-gu politely reminds him that it’s rude to crash a party he wasn’t invited to, but Jin-hyuk off-handedly asks if Tae-gu is going to bash in the skulls of everyone who displeases him. That’s enough for Tae-gu to agree to meet with him in private, and they step outside to the rooftop to continue their conversation.

Jin-hyuk asks where Tae-gu keeps his little “toy,” but Tae-gu plays dumb. He admires Jin-hyuk’s spirit, although he tells the detective his life would be much easier if he just allowed himself to look the other way and accept a bribe or two. He dismisses Jin-hyuk and walks away to return to the contract signing, but Jin-hyuk jingles a set of keys, revealing that he’s found Tae-gu’s murder container.

 

Kwon-joo confirms that the emergency response vehicles are on their way, but she’s worried by what sounds like a leak in the the gas line. The bus could catch on fire and the victims are trapped with no way to escape. She realizes that Jin-hyuk is in the area and calls him, letting him know the situation and that he’s the closest.

That leaves Jin-hyuk stuck with the choice to go and save innocent people, or capture the man who’s brutally killed so many people, including his wife.

 

COMMENTS

Director Kwon is dead, isn’t he? Because he originally wanted the contract signing postponed, but now the agreement has been made and he’s nowhere to be seen. I’m just assuming that his hair must be in that gift box because it’s the only explanation. We’re already way too familiar with how Tae-gu removes any hurdles in his path.

I’m also concerned for Dae-shik. It pains me to admit that he’s been the informant all along, since he’s also been Jin-hyuk’s closest friend — but at least he did it to make sure Jin-hyuk wouldn’t get hurt. It also makes sense, if the informant was there to make sure there was no way the real killer would be found, since only Jin-hyuk was originally the one so desperate and determined to track the killer down. It does make me wonder if Kwon-joo was the one who selected Dae-shik for the Golden Time Team, or if Dae-shik managed to somehow get himself selected just so he could stay close and keep an eye on things.

But I’m still sad, either way. Jin-hyuk’s quiet encouragement for Dae-shik to go see his father certainly felt like a warning for him to tie up any loose ends while he still can, before Jin-hyuk reveals that he’s the leak. Jin-hyuk’s quiet reaction to the betrayal was heart-breaking, although right now I’m more worried about Tae-gu getting to Dae-shik before Jin-hyuk does.

It does make me wonder how the final showdown will actually happen. Of course Jin-hyuk will make the “right” choice and leave Tae-gu to help save the bus passengers, which will give a chance for Tae-gu to slip away and get up to who knows what kind of horrors in the meantime. He can do a lot of damage in just one day, as we well know. Heck, he can do a lot of damage in just ten minutes, apparently. I wonder if that’s why he’s got so many security guys — he needs help carrying the body. Or he has secret super strength in addition to the ability to bend time and magically clean up murder scenes.

As fun as it is to quibble about all the plot holes and errors in logic, I do love that the show manages to consistently keep me fully engaged and in suspense. I’m willing to overlook a lot provided a show can keep me this entertained, and I’m thankful for the editing and directing for keeping me focused on the flow of the show and not so much the issues with plot. The cast has been consistently great, too. I know Jang Hyuk is the main draw for most people, but I’ve been impressed with the way Lee Ha-na has managed to work with material where she just has to express the ability to hear sounds. I’ve grown to really love this pairing and, even though I’m generally against extensions, I almost wish the show could go a little longer just so I could watch these characters continue to work together.

Then again, I might wish the show was longer just so I could get more of those killer cheekbones. This may be my bias speaking, but I think the show gave itself an incredible gift by casting Kim Jae-wook as the crazy killer. He’s so mesmerizingly creepy that even though you’re horrified, you still want to see more. But, alas, there’s only one week left.

 
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There was one place where the subs in the version I watched got it exactly right had a big translation whoopsie. "But if he committed a crime, he should be persecuted." Pretty sure they meant "prosecuted" although in Kdrama-land the distinction can get a bit blurry :)

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Im pissed with this show that its been 14 episodes yet the killer keeps winning.

Dimples be dammed Im begining to think Taegu wont be caught till the last second of epi 16

I mean how can you keep letting the killer getting away.

How is one supposed to enjoy a show with an endlessly sadistic killer and the episode keeps getting depressing with every episode.

This isnt the first drama where you had corrruption between cops judges & politicians. But you had some winning moment between protagonist & Villain.

Here only the villain keeps winning.

Is this going the way of Gone girl.

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I actually see it differently. He has been winning so far only because of the help he had. Now that Sangtae is dead and he has this heightened sense of thrill, he will make a mistake due to his overconfidence and excitement. I'm buying the story so far because Sungwun is a small city/town and money works wonders in small communities.

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I still dont think its justified to have Jin hyuk and Kwoon joo not one win. And that psycho keeps smirking to glory.

Atleast by epi 15 there should be a change.

For once the actors good looks is not enough to distract from his creepiness.

Just saying in darker thrillers protaganist have won small battles and then lose some.

Wheres the enjoyment in this. An omnipresent Villain who can bend time and logic.

My post may come off as aggressive but its just I feel incredibly frustrated with this show.

Im normally not this vocal !

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I get what you mean. But I guess we could count the times the Golden Time team has been able to save a victim as a victory (even if its not related to the main killer, at least we got the satisfaction to see them "win" and become a stronger team that trust each other. I'm also of the opinion that MTG has become weaker by killing NST and showing off llike an idiot. He has never been too powerful. He was just enabled and covered by others. Hopefully good will triumph over evil in this story or I'll get really mad!

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Maybe next week they’ll have a conversation that actually serves a purpose to the plot.

Nope, they won't get around to that until the week after when the show is over and done :)

I wonder if that’s why he’s got so many security guys — he needs help carrying the body. Or he has secret super strength in addition to the ability to bend time and magically clean up murder scenes.

Well, if you didn't say it I'm sure one of us would have. Great minds think alike and all that.

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Lord C,

I'd hate to be one of Tae-gu's security staff assigned to clean-up duty. How much do you want to bet that those poor guys are the next ones to disappear? Remove all traces of the latest kill -- then serve as the boss' next prey item. Two birds, one stone.

That's not my idea of "job security."

Excuse me while I go hide behind the sofa.

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Maybe Tae Gu is a goblin or an alien from another star who can freeze time etc. I still wonder at how efficient he killed ppl and cleaned up the scene/himself/his suit (or maybe practice makes perfect since he start killing at such a young age??)

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How has this guy managed to avoid suspicion for so long? Higher-ups in the police know about him,his bodyguards,so many dead bodies(and no suspicion?)...somebody is bound to slip up and talk about it right?

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Aw, Dad seems sweet as he sets aside his Bible and happily greets his son. He’s probably the only one on this show who would actually be comforted by a Bible verse.

Bible just doesn't seem as comforting now after all the murder scene quotes. I hope there's no connection between Dad's Bible interest and Tae-gu's.

And Dae-shik just had to be the informant because his father is in a facility where he needs care. Expensive care? Expenses that make him bribe-able?? Anyway I've seen too many shows where a more-or-less good guy goes bad supporting an ill family member with dirty money. Never trust a "supporting" cast who actually supports somebody :)

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From my some extent of experience on watching kdrama, it seems to me that Korean cops don't earn much so they are easily bribed n be corrupted. I rmb some villains mocking the leads (cops) on how little their pay is etc (in another Korean crime drama)....

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Ugh... I wish Dae Shik wasn't the mole. Jin Hyuk has already been through so much. But narratively, it added another layer to the story.

I've enjoyed this show a lot. The 3 main leads and the plot are so compelling. Very glad to see a good strong female lead. I didn't think Tae Gu was going to kill her when he visited her with the present. He was just toying with her and trying to scare her. I was still anxious watching Kwon Joo be brave and trying to go after Tae Gu by herself.

Kim Jae Wook is nailing this role. He is handsome and captivating, but his character here is soooo disgusting and evil. He will be one of the more memorable villains for me.

Sad that it's already finale week! I hope the end will be satisfying. :)

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I suspected Dae Shik from the beginning- he is always asking questions, hanging around and very busy body

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So did I but only because no one is going to cast Baek Sunghyun and give him such a background role as the hero's loyal sidekick without much personality. And also because I watched ghost seeing detective Cheo Yong.

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I have suspected DS all along too but I've thought maybe he is the killer. But later I suspected him to be the Dae Gu's informant when Chief Jang voiced his suspicion that there is another informant in the police as only Dae Shik, Kwon Joo and Jin Hyuk themselves know that Sang Tae is at that resort (that phone call)...

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Oh, Dae-shik, I knew it was you. You're the only one it could have been, but it pains my heart. I know you love your hyung, and he loves you too. *heart breaks*

But I can't wait for things to really heat up for our dynamic duo and our delicious deviant. Come on, writers. You've done great so far, don't drop the (kettle)ball now.

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Oh writers, pls don't drop the ball on us like what happened in the last episode of Missing 9 and God's Gift - 14 Days. I still can't get over that ?

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Thank you so much for the recap, honestly I am sad for the ending of the drama this week..I truly enjoyed the plot with all the ups and downs and the ilogic scenes, but this is kdramaland, so its better just enjoy and forget the common sence jeje.

Some thoughts abouts this couple of episodes: I am glad JK changed his outfit, I mean for me he never took a shower in the entire drama until ep 13 jaja; the scene of the PPL with the subway and the waterproof cellphone... not subtle at all; the bus scene, goblin vibes everywhere. Finally I just want to say that I hope a "happy" ending, not with rainbows or something like that, I only ask for a final scene with JK and KG both alive.

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Haha I guess you meant JH changed his outfit? Actually if you looked closely he did changed his jacket, even if they all looked the same at first glance. He had at least 3 different jackets all in the same green color.

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Well I'm sure he's changed them a few times. Murder sprees are hell on linen!

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Oh whoops I read that wrong. I thought you meant Tae Gu... my bad.. but yeah.. now that you mention it, nice catch.

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I think Eun Soo & Hyunho main task is to promote the PPL. This episode their PPL thing really obvious that by any means the PPL need to featured in this episode even it out of nowhere.

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I thought as one of the members in the golden time team, they should be portrayed as more useful other than just slight flirting and eating sandwiches n some other meaningless conversation. Their roles are kinda underused.

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Can't believe with all the money Tae Gu has, he hasn't gotten his jaw fixed...

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If I understood the jaw-cracking from ep 13, I think Taegu merely mimicked Sang-tae's cracking jaw out of sheer fascination. And as he killed, he would do it to make it look like Sang-tae's doing the killings.

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Yeah there is nothing wrong with Tae-gu's jaw at all

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Interesting. I don't think the "right" decision is to let a monster go to "try" and save the people on the bus. The team was disbanded, so there's no reason to limit her call to her former team members. Emergency Response Centers have access to all police forces, don't they? In the event of an emergency, call in for the closes officers.

I know it's probably because there's still a couple (2 or 4?) episodes to go, but why inform Tae-gu that you found his murder box before said murder box can be searched? It's stupid.

I'm not sure you can call someone who knows who killed your wife, has been lying to you, and leading you astray a "friend." Even in the looses sense of the word, the term does not apply to Dae Shik.

Last thing, why does Tae-gu have that constant sheen on his face? No one else has that amount of shine on their face.

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Kwon Joo did call many different forces (police, ambulance, fire department), but they were still too far from the scene. Some were stuck in traffic. She knew Jin Hyuk was actually in the Surim area and would be the closest officer available. She doesn’t know other individual officers’ schedules and doesn’t have time to guess.

There are only 2 episodes left~ T.T

But it was strange that JH already revealed to Tae Gu that he found the murder box. Maybe he wanted to catch Tae Gu at the murder box location. Maybe he wanted to incite TG do something reckless or JH was just being his crazy dog self.

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@Cocoboo,

Maybe he wanted to incite TG do something reckless or JH was just being his crazy dog self.

I think you're right. Detective Moo is goading Tae-gu into blowing his cool. But I'd be concerned that the killer might lose it completely and go after Dong-woo again. (I'm thinking back on the Alder-King imagery.) At the very least, Mad Dog Moo runs the risk of being bitten by Rabid Dog Mo. Mad Dog might be crazy enough to go after Tae-gu, but I don't think he wants to leave his son an orphan.

@Cooler:

Last thing, why does Tae-gu have that constant sheen on his face?

He's hot under the collar with anticipation.

We saw him pull himself together after jumping for joy in front of Profiler Kang's Wall O' Evidence. But now I think he's losing (has already lost?) his capacity to rein himself in -- if he ever truly had that ability to begin with. Nam Sang-tae was the one who always rode herd on him.

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Even though they found the murder box, I wonder if they will be able to pull Tae Gu's DNA from it. It must have DNA from hundreds of people.

So they haven't found direct evidence that proves Tae Gu is a killer.

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This episode could've been condensed into 5 minutes. The same dialogue was repeated over and over. "I'm going to get you." "Go ahead and try." "This voice sounds familiar." "This breathing sounds familiar."

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And i am going to cut you to pieces.

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"Michin sekia"

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"Crazy person"

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Frankly speaking I keep on thinking whether to drop this drama earlier cos I realized other than the main case, the other cases were repetitive as in Kwon Koo listening for sounds at the centre and Jin Hyuk running outside racing against time to rescue the victims etc. I actually fell asleep in the midst of watching these. And when it was revealed to us that Tae Gu is the real killer of the main case I lost more interest in this drama cos no more suspense except to see how the good guys are going to get the solid evidence to apprehend that crazy killer. But since it's only 2 episodes left I will go on to the end for this drama.

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I liked the bus driver case I didn't expect that the writer will have another case before the end, it's related to Sungwon Express, but I wonder what kind of contract naive buss driver signed on, maybe it's about him taking responsibility if something happened to the buss since they refuse to repair their busses, change the buss route sounds suspicious too.

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I suspect it might actually be life (as opposed to safety) insurance. Sungwon Express will get to collect when their employee gets killed at work. Poor Driver Park is now a red shirt.

What the heck is "safety insurance" anyway? That's a new one on me.

Hmmm. Maybe Chairman Mo did something sneaky and underhanded. Engineering a bus accident that will have the scene swarming with police, fire, and EMTs may be Dad's way of ensuring that Tae-gu's body dumping grounds are discovered.

Chairman Mo is attempting to throw Tae-gu under the bus?!

PS: Thanks for the recap, odilettante! ;-)

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Just like what odilettante wrote above, the actors + director create an atmosphere gripping enough for me to stay tuned. Otherwise, I would only be reading recaps.

For instance, it's frustrating how the show initially introduced Eun-soo as someone vital to the Golden Time Team, but has so far been reduced to doing PPLs with Hyun-ho. I really thought Kwon-joo would've great reasons why she hand picked the members like she did. I wish they could've at least made Tae-gu a foreign-speaking Korean or something, or the verses could've been scrawled in Latin (without the book and chapter) to at least give Eun-soo something to do other than eat Subway sandwiches or talk to Hyun-ho on his waterproof phone. At least Hyun-ho did some hacking in several episodes! lol.

The show also didn't explain how the heck Taegu made his way into Kwon-joo's place! Unless his hoodie was actually an invisibility hoodie, or his cheekbones doubled as a skeleton key. Dang it's already ep 14 and the villain remains untouchable. I'm surprised his rich daddy survived through his psycho years.

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I agree that it's a bummer that Dae-shik is the mole. (But is he really the only one?) Even if he were vulnerable to coercion because of his father, he still seems to have attempted to protect Jin-hyuk. I hope he doesn't get himself killed in the line of duty as noble idiot redemption. There are bigger fish who deserve to fry much more than an otherwise honest cop who's had to make the best of a very uneven playing field. Commissioner Bae and that obnoxious prosecutor are at the top of my list. Grrr.

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I think Eun-soo is a mole too. She aslso knew about JH's meeting with NST at the resort.

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I've been suspecting rich kid Hyun-Ho as a potential mole, although I guess he's not Tae-gu's little brother after all. He's in the perfect position to cover up the GPS locations and times of phone calls when Tae-gu is being tipped off, even if they are placed with burner phones.

As for Hyun-Ho's PPL partner, recall that Eun-Soo initially did not want to join the Golden Time Team because she was really shooting for a gig as a police department spokesperson. It made me wonder who she knew that was higher up the food chain. Commissioner Bae would be my guess, as she would have been working closely with him.

Dang. Did Eun-soo study in the US? Don't tell me -- she knew Tae-gu when they were undergrads at Princeton. ;-) We haven't heard the voice of the informer who phoned him. It could have been her as easily as someone else.

Another possibility: Maybe one of the Violent Crimes detectives (besides Chief Jang) is telling tales out of school.

This show does a great job of making nearly everyone appear crooked.

Borrowing a page from REBEL, a major informer is Grandma at Byul's Diner, where all the coppers eat and blather as they drink themselves into oblivion. "Loose lips sink ships."

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I screamed MOM when Tae-gu slowly opened that exit door, his muffled laughters and his smiles are so scary. He is so sick, the way he enjoys tormenting and toying with Kwon-joo and Jin-hyuk just UGH!! I don't care how handsome he is, I really want to see him getting ripped to pieces, seeing him behind bars is not enough for me, not when he is such a sick, ruthless psychopath!
I think that chunk of hair could be Kwon-joo's father's not Director Kwon's, because why would he give her director Kwon's hair? She already knows he killed her father but he just wants her to know he had something of him with him all this time, so so creepy!

Oh Dae-shik why did it have to be you? I don't know why he's doing it, even if he's made him promise not to hurt Jin-hyuk, does he really believe he won't? How can he trust him? Jin-hyuk is gonna be heart broken when he finds out, it already hurts!

Thanks odilettante for the recap.

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this drama is awesome,the way they build mo tae gu character is so great,and kim jae wook nailing so well, but i just scared if someone will copycat mo tae gu character and case in real life. i just hope they ending mo tae gu case in wise and right way.

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I think Kim Jae Wook and Lee Ha Na have possibility to be an OTP. And for some (delusional) minds of my own, i'm hoping Mo Tae Gu chases Kang Gwon Joo for a sentimental romance reason.

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*romantic

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If only it was another drama where Tae Gu is not a psychopathic serial killer, I would ship them like crazy. I it to much to ask for Kim Jae Wook to take on a lead role in a romance drama?

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Hahaha me too... Aigoo i watched too many k-romance dramas... How come i think of taegu-gwonjoo love line haha.

I wish he comes to her and has an obsession to protect her lols. Okay, i better write my own fanfic :D

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please give me a link to that fanfic xD another shipper detected. i feel bad for Kwonjoo, shipping her with her dad's murderer...but i just can't help it...that chemistry...

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I just realized that Tae-gu's "gift" to Profiler Kang is reminiscent of the offerings of dead prey that house cats leave for their humans.

*shudder*

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Actually, there is a big important difference imo. When a cat gives us a girt, they mean well. They actually think we'll appreciate it. MTG gave her a gift to scare her, to hurt her and he intended to kill her after the psychological torture. Sorry, but I don't see the two acts as comparable.

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At least cats are cute (i am a cat-lover)

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I also agree I would love an extension for Voice or even a season 2. So sad it is coming to an end. Even though there flaws, I was entertained and addicted. I wanted the show t o delve more into the personal lives of Jin-Hyuk and Kwon-Joo. I wanted to see Jin-Hyuk bond more with his son, struggle with finding his wife killer while at the same time trying to have moments with his son, and going home to any empty house. I wanted to know if there was a special person in Kwon-Joo’s life. What about other family members?
However, I love this show. There were so many great performances, especially love the strong female character. I love that both leads could not solve the murder case without one another, they were a team. Kim Jae-Wook completely transformed his character; Tae-Goo is strikingly handsome, well put together but certifiable crazy, completely insane. There were a lot of mad men in this drama with too much power. CEO Mo indulging Tae-Gu with everything money can buy except a top-notch psychiatrist and a ritzy asylum, Tae-Gu a product of his environment and hereditary –the apple does not fall far from the tree, Commissioner Bae who is in over his head, Prosecutor Park- the sing mad man, singing Glory, Hallelujah while trying to destroy the career of two good cops.

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Prosecutor Park was so good at making us hate him with only a few scenes. He was so UGHHHHH.

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That guy acting as Prosecutor Park. He seemed to be always or most of the time portraying baddies in kdramas.

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