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Witch’s Court: Episode 8

As our heroes both face shocking revelations that threaten to subvert everything they thought they knew about their loved ones, another evil rears its ugly head while their original foe only seems to grow more sinister. On the upside, our heroes aren’t alone and as the saying goes, things have to get worse, before they get better, right? Right?

 
EPISODE 8 RECAP

Having found Yi-deum in her office, gaping at the diagram she’s created on Jo Gap-soo, Prosecutor Min tries to dismiss her. But Yi-deum declares that one of the women on the screen is her mother and pulls out an old photograph of her and Mom, placing it in front of Prosecutor Min. The two women stare at each other under the weight of this new revelation.

Meanwhile, Jin-wook’s discovery of Baek Sang-ho’s business card in his mother’s office triggers his memory and he recalls that Sang-ho had been the officer he’d spoken to as a high schooler. The pieces start to fall into place as he thinks back to his mother and Sang-ho in the elevator, just as Dr. Ko returns and he instinctively hides the card behind his back.

Dr. Ko’s pleasant smile falters as Jin-wook reveals the oddities he’s uncovered with Kim Mi-jung’s medical records. Almost desperately, he suggests that perhaps someone had tried to falsify the records in order to lock the woman away and steal her money, but Dr. Ko remains silent so he asks pointedly if she has anything to say to him.

Back in her office, Prosecutor Min tells Yi-deum that back in 1986, while working as a police detective, Jo Gap-soo had sexually tortured factory women who’d gone on strike. Due to lack of evidence, he’d been acquitted and the next day the main witness died. Then Mom, the only victim she’d been unable to find, had called saying she had a tape with Jo Gap-soo’s confession, and Prosecutor Min had rushed to meet her. Unfortunately, she encountered Jo Gap-soo instead and afterwards Mom went missing.

Prosecutor Min admits that she’d looked into the suspected abduction but hadn’t found any leads. Yi-deum dismisses the idea, though, reasoning that Mom was cheerful and a crybaby and couldn’t have survived such violence. In response, Prosecutor Min passes over the case file and tells Yi-deum to investigate it herself.

At the same time, Dr. Ko finally speaks up and reminds Jin-wook that the computer they’d used back then was old and faulty so the records were probably just an error. Jin-wook doesn’t look convinced so Dr. Ko insists that Kim Mi-jung had saved Jin-wook’s life and she wouldn’t have been mistaken.

Dr. Ko implores her son to believe her, and Jin-wook relents before passing back Baek Sang-ho’s business card. He asks whose it is and is disappointed when Dr. Ko lies that it belongs to a patient’s guardian, but forces a smile before leaving.

Lost in thought, Jin-wook narrowly avoids an accident when his car drifts into the opposing lane on the drive home. Slamming on his brakes, Jin-wook takes a deep, shuddering breath as he flashes back to the day of his graduation as a prosecutor a year ago.

Dr. Ko had proudly adjusted Jin-wook’s robes and when he’d teased her for being upset with him earlier, she had pouted that he had originally intended to be a doctor like her. She had asked him about his oath and Jin-wook had recited, “I will become courageous to fight injustice. I will become caring to those who are weak. I will be just and follow only the truth.”

Although Jin-wook had cringed at the corniness, his mother had proudly wondered who he took after. Grinning widely, Jin-wook had replied that he was practically her clone and Dr. Ko had answered that he would surely become a fine prosecutor who revealed the truth for the victims. Meanwhile, in the present, Jin-wook cries quietly.

Flipping through page after page of gruesome details, Yi-deum finally reaches Mom’s section of the file. It triggers a flashback to the televised mayoral candidate debate where one of the candidates had confronted Jo Gap-soo on the charges, and he’d blithely replied that he had no reason to feel ashamed.

That’s the final straw and Yi-deum rushes to the bathroom to throw up. Afterwards, she crouches next to the sink, sobbing as she remembers laughing happily with her mother when she’d promised to become a doctor to take care of her, right before Mom disappeared.

Jo Gap-soo hosts a private get-together with two bigwigs and some wannabe actresses. He panders to the sleazy men for their support but his expression darkens when he looks away.

Yi-deum walks through the streets with a blank look on her face, arriving at the Hyungjae Law Group building. Breezing past the front desk, she punches the elevator button and steps out on the roof. Striding over to the railing, she hops over and stands defiantly on the ledge, looking out over the city as tears glisten in her eyes and a siren wails in the background.

Jo Gap-soo’s nephew, Tae-gyu, parties with Baek Min-ho, Soo-ah, and another girl. All is well until the second girl drunkenly asks Tae-gyu about his cut lip, and when he replies that he got hit, she laughs at the idea that someone beat him up. Taking it as an affront to his pride, Tae-gyu grabs the girl by her hair and throws her onto the floor.

Soo-ah looks on in horror as Tae-gyu taunts the girl, raising a hand to hit her before Min-ho steps in. Tae-gyu laughs that he’s just playing around and prompts the girl to smile, which she shakily does. He turns back to Min-ho but then his gaze rests on Soo-ah. Oh no…

Baek Sang-ho meets Jo Gap-soo as he’s escorting his guests to the elevator. Jo bows to his guests as the elevator departs just as screaming can be heard at the end of the adjacent hall. Sang-ho catches a glimpse of Tae-gyu dragging Soo-ah into another room by her hair but when Jo asks what’s going on, he says it’s nothing.

Across town, Yi-deum has created quite the ruckus, demanding at the top of her lungs to see Jo Gap-soo to the crowd of reporters, policemen, and firemen below. Among the crowd, we see a familiar face as Reporter Han (the victim of Yi-deum’s previous boss) calls Jin-wook and fills him in.

Jo Gap-soo is also informed of the chaos by his secretary. Apparently, Yi-deum has been at this for two hours already and threatens to jump if Jo Gap-soo doesn’t make an appearance. Annoyed, Jo has no interest in complying but his secretary points out that he’d visited Yi-deum at the hospital and even featured her in his campaign video. It looks worse if he doesn’t go.

And so, Jo Gap-soo arrives on the rooftop with a posse of reporters. Jo calmly asks her to come down and Yi-deum readily vaults over the railing and stomps up to him. Screaming, she demands to know what he’s done to her mother, listing Mom’s full name for the reporters. Jo tries to feign ignorance, but Yi-deum loudly declares that in 1986 he raped Mom, then abducted her ten years later to prevent her from testifying.

They glare at each other for a beat, but then Jo chuckles. Regaining his composure, Jo announces that since Yi-deum’s safe, he’ll take his leave. As he turns to go, Yi-deum throws a stack of fliers into air and the reporters scramble for the documents, which show two articles that prove Jo and Mom were in the same hospital the day she disappeared.

Jo’s smile twitches and he turns back to Yi-deum as she accuses him of kidnapping. Yi-deum spits that Jo had then shamelessly climbed the political ladder and now even has eyes on becoming the mayor. Jo asks if she has evidence and Yi-deum promises to find some soon.

Noting the pack of reporters eagerly holding out their recording devices, Jo steps up to Yi-deum and threatens under his breath that she’ll share Mom’s fate if she doesn’t stop. Meeting his eyes, Yi-deum scoffs and tells him that he should continue to show his true colors since it gives her purpose. She vows to find evidence and arrest him before walking away.

Jin-wook rushes into the building as the reporters file out. He catches Reporter Han and sighs with relief when she says that Yi-deum is safe. Reporter Han then shows him the flier that Yi-deum had thrown.

Jin-wook finds Yi-deum outside, slumped on a bench. He walks up to her, and she quietly asks if he’ll take her home.

They drive in silence with Yi-deum staring blankly out the window while Jin-wook watches her with concern. He reaches over to take her hand but stops when she suddenly remembers he had something to tell her. Retracting his hand, Jin-wook simply replies that he’ll tell her later.

Back in his office, Jo Gap-soo throws his nameplate through the window, shattering it. He snaps at his secretary to block the kidnapping articles within the next hour or else. Jo calls for Sang-ho, but Sang-ho is actually at the hotel surveying the trashed room (is that blood on the carpet?) that Tae-gyu had used earlier in the evening.

He growls at the employee behind him that Tae-gyu was not to be allowed in the hotel but his tone grows shaky as he asks if Tae-gyu was alone.

In the security room, Sang-ho watches the CCTV footage of the parking garage, which shows one of the men loading a limp Soo-ah into the trunk of a car. He immediately tries to dial his little brother but the phone is turned off so he asks for all of the footage that captured the men. His phone rings, and on the other line Jo Gap-soo says they’re in trouble.

Sang-ho rushes into the office and asks what Jo wants to do about Yi-deum. He starts to suggest having the chief prosecutor pressure her, but Jo shoots down that idea, saying that Yi-deum won’t respond to subtle prodding. Instead, Jo feels an “eye for an eye” is in order. Taking the hint, Sang-ho says he’ll look into it.

The next day, Yi-deum notices stares and whispers when she arrives at work. Pulling out her phone to check for internet articles, she’s interrupted by a call from Prosecutor Min.

In her office, Prosecutor Min admits that she understands how Yi-deum feels and why she reacted the way she did. Unfortunately, rather than Mom’s kidnapping case, the top internet searches are all about the hidden camera footage of Yi-deum in the shower. Although the video itself wasn’t uploaded, screenshots were, and it’s obvious that the culprit is Jo Gap-soo.

Prosecutor Min gently tells Yi-deum that Jo won’t be caught so easily and offers to give her a few days off, but Yi-deum declares she’ll keep working.

Meanwhile, Investigator Gu and Mi-young are busy calling up everyone that published an article on Yi-deum and pulling them down. They take a break and Mi-young takes the opportunity to thank Investigator Gu for standing up to her crappy blind date with an ornate lunchbox. He’s thrilled and happily sits down to eat when Prosecutors Jang and Seo arrive and invite themselves to join despite Mi-young’s feeble protests that she only packed two servings.

Arriving at the police station, Jin-wook finally learns that Soo-ah is missing. Her cell records show that the Eel had called her and they gather from the threatening text messages she must’ve accepted a job. Neither her grandmother nor her friends have seen her since and the only lead they have is the final call Soo-ah made… to Yi-deum.

In her office, Yi-deum plugs in her dead phone and a voicemail notification pops up. It’s from Soo-ah, and the girl’s panicked whisper begs, “Unni, save me. I’m at the Hyungjae Hotel K…” before abruptly cutting off with a scream. Yi-deum realizes that Soo-ah must’ve called while she was making a scene on the roof. When Jin-wook bursts in the room, Yi-deum plays the voicemail for him and they rush off.

At the hotel, the concierge flips through a list of rooms and informs them that there is no “K” room and they must be mistaken. Yi-deum snaps that they traced Soo-ah’s phone and it registered at the hotel but the man simply replies that he can’t help them. Jin-wook tries instead to ask for security footage but the concierge claims it violates the privacy of the guests and refuses.

Yi-deum grows increasingly agitated as she argues that they’re looking for a minor whose life is at risk but the concierge merely suggests she bring a warrant. Furious, Yi-deum promises to do so and threatens to hold him legally accountable if anything is missing or destroyed. The concierge only smiles as Investigator Gu ushers Yi-deum away.

On their way out, they pass by a man Jin-wook recognizes as the Eel. The Eel steps up to the concierge to ask about Soo-ah when he sees a reflection of the prosecutors coming towards him and bolts. They chase him outside and down the street, and while the men stay on his heels, Yi-deum takes a detour to commandeer a truck. Flashing her prosecutor’s badge, she hops inside only to realize it’s a manual shift and has to jump right back out to grab a car from a businessman instead. Hehe.

Meanwhile, Investigator Gu grows tired and collapses on the sidewalk, while Jin-wook continues on. The Eel screams back at Jin-wook to stop pursuing him and doesn’t notice a car swinging out in front of him until it’s too late. He slams into the side at full speed (harming his sensitive spot in the process) and falls on the ground, where Jin-wook is finally able to subdue him as Yi-deum steps out of the car.

Jin-wook demands to know where Soo-ah is, but the Eel just asks who they are. Yi-deum tuts, then sighs when she sees Investigator Gu crawling after them in the distance.

Sang-ho keeps trying to call Min-ho to no avail when he arrives at Lawyer Heo’s office. He asks her if she’s seen Min-ho, but she just points at the empty desk so he goes to leave. Calling out to him, Lawyer Heo asks if he’s checked “the Kingdom” and Sang-ho reminds her that she agreed to a confidentiality clause when she accepted the money for the last case. Unperturbed, Lawyer Heo says she was merely offering her services.

Parked on a road in a wooded area, Min-ho is asleep at the wheel, seemingly trapped in a nightmare. Tae-gyu shoots him a disgusted look from the passenger seat and deletes a messenger app off his phone before shaking Min-ho awake. Calmly, Tae-gyu asks Min-ho why he decided to drive drunk, but Min-ho shakily asks if they’ll be okay.

Tae-gyu asks why Min-ho drove them here last night and warns that his car had better not be scratched. Dumbfounded, Min-ho asks if Tae-gyu doesn’t remember what they did. Min-ho’s use of the term “we” rubs Tae-gyu the wrong way, and he sneers at him for thinking they’re on the same level. When Min-ho keeps trying to address what happened last night, Tae-gyu says all they did was drink expensive liquor, nothing more.

Then there’s a knock on Tae-gyu’s window, and Tae-gyu barks at Min-ho to get out of the car. Stunned, Min-ho steps out of the car and a man in a suit takes his place behind the wheel. The car drives away with Tae-gyu, leaving Min-ho alone on an abandoned road. He pulls out his phone and calls Sang-ho, but we don’t hear the conversation.

In the interrogation room, the Eel claims that Soo-ah ran off with his money, but Jin-wook angrily points out that he’s the one that sent a sick minor out to sell her body for a few bucks. Scoffing, the Eel corrects that it wasn’t a small amount and that Soo-ah was excited over the money. Calling Soo-ah greedy, the Eel thinks that it should be considered embezzlement.

Playing the role of “good cop,” Yi-deum asks how he could accept such a large amount via text and the Eel defensively says that he checked the client out first, citing that Soo-ah was his best girl so he wouldn’t just send her anywhere. Smiling, Yi-deum points out that he just admitted to having information on the client but the Eel just asks what they’ll give him in exchange.

Aggravated, Jin-wok informs the Eel that everything is being recorded, and his statements and his demeanor can be used against him in court. The Eel argues that they should be begging him and wonders if they really want to find Soo-ah, which sets Jin-wook off. But Yi-deum calms him down and speaks in a sweet tone, offering to drop the sex-trafficking of a minor charge if the Eel shares his information.

The Eel leans forward and confirms that everything they say is being recorded, suspicious of the deal. Yi-deum assures him that finding Soo-ah is their priority, so the Eel takes out his phone and shows the client’s photo ID (which turns out to be Min-ho’s) and claimed to own Hyungjae Hotel.

His end of the “deal” complete, the Eel laughs and tells them to let him out, but Yi-deum snatches the device. She tells him that the phone is now evidence and warns that if anything has happened to Soo-ah, she’ll tack aiding and abetting onto his charges. Yi-deum and Jin-wook saunter out of the room as an astonished the Eel shouts after them.

In the car, Yi-deum checks Min-ho’s identity with Mi-young, who tells her that the ID wasn’t forged and that she’s already texted his address to them.

Min-ho’s looking incredibly nervous while working on his computer, but he closes out of his browser when Yi-deum and Jin-wook ring his doorbell. His eyes widen when he sees their faces on the intercom and he takes a moment to calm himself before answering the door.

Yi-deum doesn’t wait for a greeting and immediately steps into the apartment when the door opens. Jin-wook informs him that a high school girl is missing, which seems to strike a chord. Min-ho feigns ignorance when Yi-deum shows him Soo-ah’s picture and Jin-wook accuses him of setting up a meeting with her, but falls silent when presented with the photo of his ID.

All throughout this exchange, Min-ho’s phone has been ringing and Yi-deum suggests he take the call. It’s Sang-ho and Min-ho nervously asks if he’s found something. Sang-ho says not yet and asks if Min-ho remembers anything more than the woods—he’s in the same general area where Min-ho had woken up. Min-ho tells his brother that the prosecutors are with him and entreats Sang-ho to be the first to find what they’re looking for. I have a terrible feeling about this.

Sang-ho continues to drive along the winding road, stopping every so often to get out and look around. Eventually, he ends up in the same place Min-ho had woken up with Tae-gyu, and jumps out of the car to search the area. He comes up empty and returns to driving, stopping again further down the mountain. This time he finds Soo-ah’s boot, but before he can search further, he hears sirens and sees cops arrive through the trees, so he leaves.

Back in Min-ho’s apartment, Yi-deum asks for his whereabouts last night and Min-ho pretends to think before replying that he was at work all night. Yi-deum is incredulous but Min-ho says he works better when it’s quiet and urges them to check into it if they don’t believe him. Jin-wook asks which law firm he works for and Min-ho answers Hyungjae before telling them to leave.

In the car, Yi-deum thinks back to Min-ho’s claims and wonders aloud how he could consider the Hyungjae offices “quiet” when she had made such a huge fuss last night on the roof. Just then they receive a call that Soo-ah has been found.

Arriving at the scene, Yi-deum and Jin-wook find section of the woods has been surrounded with yellow crime tape, in the center of which is a corpse with one booted foot and the other clad in a pink sock. Kneeling next to the body, Jin-wook carefully pulls back the sheet to reveal Soo-ah’s bloodied face. The detective walks up to them and shows them Min-ho’s ID, which was found next to the body.

Across town in Jo Gap-soo’s office, Sang-ho drops to his knees and tearfully begs Jo to save Min-ho.

COMMENTS

Oh no! I really liked Soo-ah and I had been hoping that by some miracle our team would manage to save her. Seeing that pink sock at the end really drove a knife through my heart because, although brief, Soo-ah and Yi-deum had such a lovely connection and it would’ve been nice to see Yi-deum help Soo-ah see that she had other options.

Tae-gyu seems to be the true culprit, throwing Min-ho under the bus once again, but I can’t say that I feel all that bad for Min-ho. I by no means want him to pay for Tae-gyu’s crimes while that weasel gets away with it, but Min-ho can’t deny his own culpability. It’s not like Min-ho doesn’t know the kind of jerk Tae-gyu is, and yet he continually chooses to hang out with him. This time, he even helped him dump a body! And for what? In return, all he gets is Tae-gyu’s derision and a ticket to prison. I do hope Tae-gyu gets his just deserts but Min-ho needs to learn a few lessons as well.

It would seem that after a two-week break, we’ll likely be returning to the courtroom next week which surely means we’ll be seeing more of Lawyer Heo. She hasn’t had much to do during this time and I’m happy that we’ll be getting to see a bit more of her because while I despise her as a person, she makes for an interesting character.

I am curious to see what Jo Gap-soo will do in regards to Sang-ho’s request. Sang-ho has served him faithfully for the past two decades, but helping to clear Min-ho’s name puts Jo’s nephew at risk and although I don’t see any love lost between that particular family, scandals like murder can hurt an election…

As for his standoff with Yi-deum, I couldn’t have been more proud of our girl! Yi-deum is such a spitfire and can’t take a hit lying down. I love that rather than mope about and roll around in denial, she immediately went out and confronted her demon. It’s disappointing that things didn’t turn out well despite her brave efforts, but she’s not one to let a setback get her down and despite Jo’s dirty tactics, she took it in stride. Yi-deum understands how to prioritize and the most important thing to her is figuring out what happened to Mom and bringing justice to the ones responsible.

We were pretty light on the romance this episode, which I can’t help but be bummed about (was anyone else shouting when Jin-wook pulled his hand back?). After all the fun last episode, it was kind of a letdown to take a step back but in exchange, we delved into the dark underbelly of the drama a bit more. A lot of secrets are coming to the surface and our heroes are zoning in on Mom, Hyungjae group, and Jo Gap-soo. I only hope we get back to more kisses soon!

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That rooftop scene was honestly the highlight I really wished she'd done more than scream in his face but can't wait for her to take him down. Plot aside Jin wook and Yi deum continued to impress me with their development and I can't get enough

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When she told Cho Gap Soo that she would find the evidence, I wanted to shout, you ARE the evidence! Do the math, girl. Get a DNA test.

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I've been thinking about this for a while ..... that she may, in fact, be his daughter.

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I've been thinking about that theory but I thought he only sexually tortured them not raped them

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raped them..that was made clear in ep 1 itself.. and she is the daughter.. the theory was so obvious.. in first 10 minutes when she started asking about her father and mom diverted the conversation to something else

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why do I have this nervous feeling that taeho is framing Minho for whatever happened that night.

i'm scared yi-deum and jin-wook might drift apart because of his mom's involvement.

quietly shipping miyoung and investigator GU.

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I'm worried too, how YD will react when she finds out about JW's mum. But we still don't know the full story, so i hope the doctor will end up doing the right thing for the sake of YD and JW's relationship. Ep7 was better because it had everything while ep8 was only good for partially revealing what happened in the 80's. I really wanted him to hold her hand. ╥_╥

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I too wanted him to comfort her like he always did. I'm sure he will do the right thing when the time comes.

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Oh no, I hope they don't drift apart, but gain strength in their united fight against Jo Gap Soo.

I'm shipping Mi Young and Investigator Gu too! Her lunchbox looked amazinggg and his reaction was cute. Their scenes added some lightness to an otherwise dark episode.

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That scene was the only scene that made me lol. when she kept stressing the fact that it was just two servings .

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I'm really glad the cases are getting interesting and the pacing is getting better now. I really like this episode. It was tense, interesting, and still has some tender moments to make you shed a few tears. I still think the co-workers are uninteresting and I hope the writer can better integrate them into the plot.

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"was anyone else shouting when Jin-wook pulled his hand back?"

Me! What I love most about this drama is their relationship, everything else is just the side story. But watching Yi Deum crying in the bathroom was gutwrenching. And the rooftop scene was excellent. Can't wait for next week!

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My heart ❤️ dropped when he pulled his hand back.

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I like this episode, what happened to SA reminds me of Remember, the victim was killed and thrown in the woods and another person is framed for murder.

I think this case might make SH change sides if GS abandon him, we all thought it's the lady lawyer but it might be SH, it's my speculations I might be wrong though, but things are getting interesting at this point, I can't tell who will betray who for thier advantage.

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"Unni, save me"...
That was so sad. I loved how yi-deum faced the devil Gap-soo and his dirty play. And that Eel I wish I could punch his face or else throw him to Mr.Black our sincere reaper

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Liking this show so far. I think at the end there was a short epilogue of them hugging after she did that ruckus at the law firm before she was inn her car going home.

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The rooftop scene was definitely great. It's rare for kdrama heroines to have such courage. But the scene where she goes to the bathroom, throws up, and cries was the winner for me this episode. It was such a powerful scene. I had always wondered how they would depict YD finding out about her mother but I never thought it'd be so sad and disturbing. Someone on another website commented on how realistic and visceral YD's reaction had been (re: feeling so disgusted she literally threw up). This is the first time I've watched JRW act, but she has really amazed me. Her facial expressions when she's looking at the file up until her crying on the floor...ufff! I mirrored her disgust and pain. Brilliantly acted and the structure of the scene was much more powerful than if she had simply cried! *wipes tears*

Also OTP ㅠㅠ They're definitely going to drift apart. Usually when kdramas present the 'we can't be together because your parents did this to my parents therefore it's like you did it to me' trope, I find myself annoyed. But but...I think this is one of the rare instances where I could understand the trope put into use. I'm not saying JW carries the crime of his mom (he even tried helping YD's mom) because he isn't responsible for his mother's decisions. BUT seeing the nature of what his mother's crime envelopes, I can perceive how hurt YD will feel when she finds out JW's mom was involved in her mother's disappearance. Sigh...I love YD so much by now I don't want to see her hurt more. As if she wasn't going through enough, now she's going to feel guilty for not picking up Sooah's call. *more tears*

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When watching Yi deum goes crazy at the rooftop, I was like, you will regret it later. And then we see Soo ah dead.

I know it was just a drama, but sometimes do things without much thinking first and just do it impulsively never give me any happy ending later

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It's really a unique drama where a topic like this is tackled.
It's also a plus one where the female lead is a femme fatale but is also soft at heart. 😎😎

and for the "was anyone else shouting when Jin-wook pulled his hand back?" - I was one of them!😂😂

Can't wait for the next episodes.

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Must this drama plays the card of your parent caused my parent's to be disappeared/dead/bankrupt or whatever it is that causing harm to the family? It kinda make me feel uninterested to know the whole story because that plot is so 5 years ago and I just don't like how the leads are related by ill-fated of their parent(s). Come on legal drama, give us other plot!

The only thing that make me stayed watching this drama is because of Yi Deum's character is awesome and I love her! Other than that, this drama is just like your ordinary legal/action drama that plays the evil card who related to the leads' parents and causing harm to both leads and lead's parent. Same old story.

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I agree 100%. So done with this plot. Also only staying for Yi Deum. I hope they don't keep watering her down and they give us some REALISTIC character development. Also they need to develop other people's character more.

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still loving this. even when I miss the exhilaration of the first episode case. I want them to be in court fighting and arguing and to be in conflict about ruthlessness and sensitivity.

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Am enjoying the show but why is it running soo much on conincidences where everyone is related in some way.. it was ohk to ignore at first, since its a drama, and they can't come up with new characters and stories all the time but it's getting way too much as the plot progresses and makes the drama so unrealistic..

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I might be in the minority here, but i would have liked it more, if she kept mum about Cho gap soo and from behind the scenes she could throw baits to lure Cho gap soo. He really is a very dangerous person. Exposing who she was and what Cho gap soo did to her mother ,in order to make headlines in the news, she is not gaining anything. Cho gap soo has real hawk eyes and clever mind plus his minion Baek Sang Ho by his side, he can go any length to deny and stop the sexual assault and kidnapping accusation. He has come to this far and almost 30 years of his crime he still isnt behind bars instead his greed for power is becoming stronger and stronger. That is why Ma Yi duem should be even more smarter in beating this vicious monster.

I know Yi duem finding about the past of her mother whom she has been searching for 20 years would definitely tear her apart and she did this out of anger and rage. I too would be in rage, and totally would do the same thing as her. But, since she is a character who is very smart and would go any heights to achieve her target and most importantly she knows when to use the information to trap the target,, i thought that part of her exposing that he kidnapped her mother and openly challenging Cho gap soo, wasn't consistent with her character.

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@blessingwind—I agree with you re. Yi-deum's rashness. Considering her craftiness during the secret camera trial, I'm surprised she immediately went for Gap-soo's jugular. Perhaps things might have been different had she been with Jin-wook when she learned about Gap-soo's connection to her mom?

But I can relate. I can go off the rails about things or people I care deeply about. It's hard to be consistently rational.

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ah but you see.. he is running for election.. this was a smart move.. atleast posing some block to his campaign.. if he becomes more powerful .. how tough it would become for her..

right now she has leverage.. she is famous for being a smart lawyer.. he got a photo clicked with her publically.. basically would be difficult to straight up say that she is colluding against him.. etc etc..

I am amazed..she could craft a plan in that distress too.. i thought she simply wanted to cry and accuse him.. but now.. she wanted to keep fodder to journalist.. and thus help herself with any new evidence turning up

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I agree, it would have been better for her..but she still has some impulse control problems so I think it's consistent for her character to do that.

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Me : I am liking that character
Writer: Kills him/her off in a brutal manner

I was so warming up to the Soo Ah, and i really wanted to see more of banter between Yi duem and Soo Ah. Sad she met her end, and in the most painful way. I am 100% sure that Tae gyu is the culprit, and Min Ho is being framed for a crime he didnt commit.

I just wish somewhere along the way Baek Sang Ho would repent. I dont know why, but i really wish he does. He can kill off Cho gap soo with one strike. The actor who plays Baek Sang Ho got some great screen pretense. I saw him in many dramas, and he does look good for his age. This character i think i would remember for a long time.

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Yes—I've also been appreciating Baek Sang-ho more. He's not an ordinary henchman. Looking forward to hearing more about his backstory. How did he develop this toxic relationship with Gap-soo?

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The backstory of Baek Sang Ho is going to be interesting somehow. From a policeman to a right-hand man of criminal. I think it must be related to Min Ho. He really loves his younger brother.

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That's what's going to make it interesting because how will he react when Cho gap-so doesn't save him? Especially when it was a crime he didn't commit. It may be the straw that breaks the camels back. And I'd like to see that. Unless they drag that mess out forever and give him the 11th hour moment of vengeance that brings Gap-soo down for everything.

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This situation involving Tae-gyu and Min-ho may just be the thing that separates Sang-ho from Gap-soo Family is on the line, although for Jo Gap-soo it has more to do with public image for the upcoming election than anything else. ...... Throw in lawyer Heo as a factor, and the tide may turn against Jo Gap-soo and his nephew. Let's hope so.

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Jo Gap-soo: "Do you know why your Mother disappeared? Because she tried to reveal things. If you don't want to turn out like her it would best to remain quiet."

Ma Yi-deum: "Great. This is the way you should act. This makes me a reason to live. I'll find the evidence soon and get a warrant to arrest you. You can look forward to it Mr. Jo Gap-soo"

Me *standing-ovation*

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Me: Bring a recorder in your pocket next time.

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Law: The evidence is inadmissible for being illegally recorded :)

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I don't recall where I came across the information but I believe that in South Korea, a secret recording you made of a conversation you were actively having with someone, is admissible as evidence.

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No, it's not.

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I thought of exactly the same thing! Even if it can’t be an evidence in court, at least she can give it to reporters or put it on social media.

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Silly me. I would have thought that standing on a rooftop publicly threatening to commit suicide would be career suicide for a prosecutor.

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Plus threatning a person in high position, they could easily just fire her for staining the image of a civil servant.

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I have been watching but its my first time reading the recap cause I missed ep 7 & 8.
I will go read to catch up seems like Yi deum has found out that Jin wook's mother had something to do with her missing mother.

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Honestly tho I do not know what can Cho Gap Soo do to help Min Ho other than throwing his nephew under the bus, even if he does, Min Ho is still an accomplice in murder.
I also doubt a girl will wear those sock with those boots tbh.

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I would wear them if they didnt show because I don't like silk socks, cotton socks are more comfy.

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Same, I like cotton socks when I'm wearing boots and sneakers.

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I'm getting disappointed in this show. 1) We've lost BOTH the lead's personalities in this plot. I wish the writers kept the Yi Deum's personality consistent and strong. I wish the whole dating thing --ugh- it sucked. I wish Jin Wook had some personality at all. He was a nice guy. Now he is just a guy who I don't really care about anymore.
2) Now we are stuck with the very done KDrama plot of "bad politician versus prosecutors/cops for decades" I hate this plot and I wish they had come up with something different for a change. It's a waste of a really good character. Ma Yi Deum is a fantastic character. They need to give her something fantastic to do. (although I will admit the standing on the ledge and screaming thing was cool). Blah. I'll keep watching, but they better get better!

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Yes, show is not that good, like I can leave it any minute and do not feel excited for the next ep.
Tho it was obvious from the start we knew we would end up with "bad politician versus prosecutors/cops for decades" plot.
I left watching the last eps till I literally had nothing to do.

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i can't fathom how they let loose the only witness of the sex traficking and how she went out from that hospital is never revealed

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