Psychopath Diary: Episodes 11-12 Open Thread
When the psychopath gets the upper hand, our little hero is shouldered with the blame for a diary full of serial killings. Our hero might be wrecked, but something still isn’t sitting right with our heroine, and she’s turning tables to uncover the truth.
EPISODES 11-12 WEECAP
Is it just me, or does Dong-shikkie just get more and more adorable as this drama progresses? Crushed under the weight of the “accidental death” of ex-private eye Moo-suk, Dong-shik crumbles. He quits his job, disinfects and deserts his apartment, and has a last Christmas dinner with his family. Rather than humorous, his self-loathing is heart-breaking and adorable; he cries over dinner, realizing that his family was much more precious than the cynical way he viewed them in “his” diary.
Funny enough, In-woo and Dong-shik wind up having Christmas dinner (and massive drinks) together — Dong-shik because he is bidding farewell, and In-woo because his father is onto him big time, and he needs to clear his name once and for all. The bad part is that it’s all about to land in Dong-shik’s lap.
In-woo really means business, too. We got an awesome reveal when we saw that he was the one that fatally stabbed Moo-suk and them staged the scene (with Dong-shik’s blood) so that he thought he was the killer.
After getting Dong-shik dead drunk at dinner, he steals back his psychopath diary. Wow, I thought for sure he just wanted to secure his extra special murder book, but nope — he legit plants it as Dong-shik’s journal, and then alerts Bo-kyung.
Bo-kyung was already in bloodhound mode, suspecting Dong-shik again. Rather than be suspicious of him, which pains her, she decides to do a DNA test to confirm once and for all.
There’s a hilarious battle of her trying to secure his DNA via a hair or the shot glass he’s been drinking from, but she’s thwarted by the devoted gangster protecting his hyungnim. And the hair plucking? It turns into a hug, practically, and one that was much-needed by Dong-shik. Aww.
Even though her DNA gathering is thwarted, a first-hand look at the diary In-woo planted is all that it takes. When Dong-shik rushes in grabbing the weapon that In-woo also planted, everything escalates super fast.
Before we know it, Dong-shik is arrested, interrogated, admits to all the crimes in the diary, and gets a life sentence. It’s a literal whirlwind (and a cool return to the press scene that opened the drama, too), and before you can blink he’s incarcerated. Dong-shik in prison is something I didn’t expect to see, but with the confusion around his identity and self-identity continuing, it’s actually more hilarious than anything else — and proves to be his path to enlightenment, too.
Meanwhile, In-woo is diabolically pleased with himself — but Bo-kyung? She might have earned accolades and a promotion, but something still doesn’t feel right to her. Imaginary Dad returns after being absent after the first few episodes, and she says it means she needs to pay more attention to him (viz., her intuition).
First, this means saving him from In-woo’s hospital of evil (score, good guys!). Second, it means some serious father-daughter sleuthing. And sure enough, when Bo-kyung starts to dig, she sees a whole lot that doesn’t add up. All it takes to reveal the truth is one giant step out of their circumstances, and some back-tracking to the night when Dong-shik got amnesia — and the diary.
Turns out there’s someone else who knows the truth. Captain Ryu (A.K.A. Bo-kyung’s uncle) has been playing a blackmail game all along. He not only knows that In-woo is the real killer, but knows the truth behind all the cover-ups, too. Too bad the Truck of Doom (commissioned by In-woo’s father) wipes him out before anyone else can learn that truth.
Bo-kyung is getting close, though, and while she might be convinced that Dong-shik is innocent, getting him to realize it, and shed the persona he’s taken on, proves a whole other kind of challenge.
However, thanks to some prison intel, a coincidental meeting, and getting his head slammed against a steel rod, Dong-shik suddenly pieces things together. He realizes it’s all been a sham, and that he’s not the killer after all.
I’ve been waiting for this moment, and while it’s a bit sudden, I’m still glad it’s here, and can’t wait to see what happens after this prison break. I love a good prison break story.
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