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Train: Episode 8

Our dark hero has come face-to-face with himself in many different ways, and he’s starting to notice something strange about the world he’s in now — the closer he gets to the true killer and their motive, the more odd things are happening around him. It seems that fate is more than just a concept – it’s a driving force, attempting to set right an anomaly that sprang to life twelve years ago.

 
EPISODE 8 RECAP

After Seo-kyung shoots Sung-wook in the empty warehouse, and Do-won stops her from ending her own life, they realize that Sung-wook has gotten away. They split up to look for him, and Do-won gets a call from Alt Do-won, who’s found his way back to his own world. He says that Sung-wook isn’t the killer, he’s just an accomplice.

Jae-hyuk corners Sung-wook on the roof and Sung-wook pleads his innocence. He holds up a silver necklace, saying that it’s proof that he didn’t kill anyone. He hallucinates another man on the roof, wearing the necklace, who says that it was Sung-wook’s choice to be involved in the murders.

Sung-wook relives Seo-kyung’s father’s murder — he’d cowered in a corner while the killer strangled their victim then bashed his head in with a hammer. As his delusion of the killer slowly approaches, asking if Sung-wook will live as a predator or the prey, Sung-wook keeps backing closer to the edge of the roof. Just as Alt Do-won is telling Do-won to find out who the real killer is from Sung-wook, Sung-wook falls from the roof and lands on a nearby car.

When he gets to his office later, Do-won can tell that the earlier call was made from here, since the phone is still off the hook. In addition, the photo of himself and Seo-kyung was moved, and someone has been on his computer, researching the murders and missing people.

As it turns out, Sung-wook isn’t dead — he’s in the hospital undergoing surgery. Jae-hyuk tells Section Chief Oh that Seo-kyung’s bullet didn’t hit any vital organs, but Sung-wook suffered a bad head injury when he fell. Oh no, he’s going to end up like Sung-wook from World A, isn’t he?

Section Chief Oh fusses at them for going after Sung-wook without backup, and Seo-kyung confesses that she fired the gun. She’s about to say that she shot him for personal reasons, which would end her career, but Do-won interrupts and claims that he made all the decisions because he wanted to be the one to catch him. He says that Seo-kyung’s shooting was in self-defense, and the bruises on Seo-kyung’s neck from Sung-wook strangling her convince Section Chief Oh.

Alone, Seo-kyung tells Do-won that since Sung-wook was mostly blinded in his right eye, he mostly uses his left hand. She says that the autopsy on Young-ran showed that her killer used his right hand to swing the hammer, and if the killer were Sung-wook, he wouldn’t have been able to accurately strike the same spot multiple times with his right hand.

Knowing that Alt Do-won agrees that Sung-wook was merely an accomplice, Do-won says they will look into it further. Seo-kyung admits that she didn’t fire on Sung-wook in self-defense, and she’s prepared to lose her badge. But Do-won says that if he’d gotten there sooner he’d have killed Sung-wook himself.

The station phones are ringing off the hook from reporters looking for information on the night’s events. Seo-kyung answers Do-won’s phone and sees his notebook on his desk, with the edges of a photo sticking out. She’s about to look at it when the phone rings again, distracting her.

Section Chief Oh calls Do-won to her office where he tells her that he wants to keep investigating, because he thinks that Sung-wook was only an accomplice. Instead, Section Chief Oh gives him a card for a nursing home and tells him that his father is in the end stages of liver disease and doesn’t have much time left.

Joon-young sees Do-won storming out of the station, but Do-won is out of sight when he’s forcibly slammed against his car by Alt Do-won, who snarls that he’s finally home. He asks if Do-won caught Sung-wook, but Do-won asks what he meant that Sung-wook is just the real killer’s accomplice.

They’re interrupted by Joon-young, and Alt Do-won insists on answering as he’s the “real” Do-won in this world. Joon-young notices that he’s wearing different clothes than the ones he saw him in a minute ago. He says that Sung-wook is still in surgery and may never wake up. Alt Do-won is surprised that Sung-wook is alive, and Joon-young is surprised that he doesn’t know since (he thinks) he was there when Sung-wook fell.

Both Do-wons head to the train tracks to talk. They figure out that the worlds were split that night twelve years ago, when Do-won turned to give Seo-kyung his umbrella but Alt Do-won ignored her. The delay resulted in Do-won’s father being hit by the car and dying, but Alt Do-won made it to his dad in time to save his life.

Alt Do-won tells Do-won that Sung-wook wasn’t alone in the car that night, so whoever was with him must be the killer. Do-won wonders why he stopped killing in his world (good question!), and Alt Do-won guesses that he might be dead or in jail.

He tells Do-won that they live in very different worlds, and says that it’s time for Do-won to go back to his own world and let Alt Do-won catch the killer. Angry now, Do-won grabs Alt Do-won and yanks back his sleeve, exposing the track marks from his drug use. He growls: “What can you do when you can’t do anything without drugs? You’re the worst version of myself.”

He’s not wrong, and Alt Do-won knows it. He lashes out, punching Do-won hard enough to send him to the ground. He retorts that Do-won is no better and hid the truth because he was scared to live as a murderer’s son. But Do-won says that he did it to protect Seo-kyung, even if it made him into a coward.

With an evil sneer, Alt Do-won asks, “Then why did you leave her to die? What if you hadn’t lied to her… do you still think she would have died? She died because of you. I may be garbage, but you lost your father, while I saved mine.”

He says he’s going to catch the killer before his father passes away, and tells Do-won to get lost. He goes home and prepares to shoot up, but he remembers Do-won saying that he’s the worst version of himself and throws the drugs in frustration. Meanwhile, Do-won is haunted by Alt Do-won pointing out that he’s the one of them who saved his father.

Jae-hyuk and Seo-kyung go through a box of things that were found in Young-ran’s safe. Inside the safe were Lee Ji-young’s and Kyung-hee’s wallets, which means that on some level, Young-ran must have known what Sung-wook was doing. Seo-kyung had assumed that Young-ran was scared of Sung-wook because of money, but now it looks like she was killed because she knew about the murders.

Inside Ji-young’s wallet, Jae-hyuk finds a business card for Park Tae-kyung from Janghae Foods. He assumes that he’s someone Ji-young knew and tells Joon-young to call him. (Park Tae-kyung is the name of the rapist from World A that got off scott-free because his victim was too scared to testify. This concerns me.)

Seo-kyung goes to the nursing home and finds Do-won sitting at his father’s bedside. Jae-chul says that he won’t live long enough to see his name cleared, but at least he got to see his son freed from guilt. Seo-kyung lets herself in and kneels to apologize to Jae-chul for wishing that he would die painfully.

Moved, Jae-chul says that being close to death has made him forget his grudges and hatred. He tells Do-won that he regrets not holding him more or making him more meals as a child, and he gives Seo-kyung permission to let go of the torture she’s put herself through.

Do-won and Seo-kyung go outside, and Seo-kyung asks what Do-won meant when he apologized to her last night. Do-won says that he thought she might have been less lonely if he’d been there for her twelve years ago. He says that he had someone like that — the person he told her about who was his sister, his family, and the woman he loved.

He forgets himself for a moment and sighs that he’d forgotten how much it hurts to lose a father. Seo-kyung gives him a weird look, saying that he sounds like he’s been through it already. Do-won just says that that’s why he wants to catch the killer before his father dies.

He tells Seo-kyung that on the night her father died, someone saw a second person in the car with Sung-wook, and that he believes the other person is the killer. They start by asking Sung-wook’s classmates, but none of them recognize the young man in the picture (I think I missed something, where did they get a picture of the killer?).

Eventually they find one guy who remembers him. He had witnessed some bullies beating up a classmate, and a boy from a different school had accidentally bumped into one of the bullies. The bully had slapped the student, and he had stood there for a long moment, holding his shaking right arm. Then he had snapped and beaten up the bully, and the witness recalls that he was wearing an unusual necklace.

Alt Do-won has looked through the file regarding the Sung-wook incident and sees a photo of the necklace he was holding when he fell. He remembers that when he was in World A, Jung-min had shown him the report of that world’s Sung-wook’s car accident. It had happened a week after the night that Do-won and Seo-kyung’s fathers died, and in the photo from the scene, two people could clearly be seen in the car.

Now Alt Do-won recalls that the second person in the car was wearing the necklace that Sung-wook was holding. He runs off, but Jung-min has noticed that the scar on his forehead has reappeared.

Seo-kyung recalls that Do-won’s father passed out in her home on the night that her father was murdered. He was so drunk that he doesn’t remember anything, so Seo-kyung suggests that they have him hypnotized to see if he saw anything that might be a clue. Jae-chul tells Do-won that he wants to do it, if only to remember what he was really doing that night that led to twelve years in prison.

Meanwhile, Alt Do-won turns up at the police station and he asks Jae-hyuk and Joon-young where to find the necklace. They ask how his father is doing, but he snarls that they used to badmouth his father, and they’re taken aback by his abrupt change in personality.

Alt Do-won finds the necklace in the evidence room, and with severely shaking hands (he seems to be in some withdrawal) he twists open the pendant, which turns out to be a locket. Something falls out and rolls across the floor… a green pill.

Seo-kyung sees Alt Do-won entering the evidence room and follows him, confused that he’s not at the nursing home like he’d just told her on the phone. Checking her ID, he recognizes her name and mutters that she’s the reason “that bastard” won’t leave this world. Confused, Seo-kyung wanders back to the office. She overhears Jae-hyuk and Joon-young talking about how Do-won is sporadically acting like his old self lately.

She calls Doctor Seok and he agrees to hypnotize Jae-chul tomorrow. Doctor Seok hangs up and picks up his teacup in his right hand, which starts shaking badly. Oh wait… oh no. It’s him, he’s the killer!

Jae-chul is hypnotized, and as he travels backwards in his memories, he first recalls Alt Do-won visiting him in prison and begging him to just say that he’s the son of a murderer so he can move on. Further back, Jae-chul remembers crying to Section Chief Oh during his interrogation, scared that he may really have committed murder.

Doctor Seok guides him to the night of the murder, and Jae-chul remembers going back to the house to get the phone he left there. The door was open so he let himself in, and someone had hit him over the head. He hadn’t been able to see his attacker’s face clearly, but he does recall that they were gone when he came to, and that he’d tripped over a prescription bottle as he fled.

Seo-kyung says that she didn’t see a prescription bottle at the house, and Do-won says there’s not one in any of the evidence files. It means that the killer must have returned to the house, so it must have been a drug that could be easily linked to him.

Alt Do-won has the green pill from the necklace analyzed — it’s a drug used to treat Huntington’s disease, which causes loss of motor control, delusions, and memory loss. The pharmacist says that it’s a rare disease, and that only about a hundred people in the country suffer from it. Al Do-won orders him to put together a list of patients.

Doctor Seok is still with Jae-chul after his hypnosis, and he shows him the empty jewelry box he got from Seo-kyung from the murder scene. Hearing the tinkling music clarifies Jae-chul’s memory until he can see the killer’s face… and it’s Doctor Seok. When Doctor Seok turns his back, Jae-chul frantically reaches for the call button but only ends up dropping the jewelry box.

When Do-won and Seo-kyung return, the scene looks normal, and Doctor Seok says that Jae-chul is sleeping after some painkillers. They leave because Sung-wook has woken up, and on the drive, Do-won asks how Seo-kyung knows Doctor Seok. She says that he’s her doctor, but Do-won is more interested in the black SUV that had seemed to be following them.

Seo-kyung asks Do-won if something happened, as he’d seemed like a different person when she saw him in the evidence room. He’s saved from answering by a phone call from Alt Do-won, who says that it’s going to rain tonight, so it’s time for him to go home.

Doctor Seok was driving that SUV, but he’s pulled off onto a small deserted road. He takes out a book to read, but his hand begins to tremor, and the medicine he usually carries in his necklace is gone. He thinks about his last conversation with Sung-wook… Sung-wook had asked why Doctor Seok planted that evidence in his locker, but Doctor Seok had wondered why he wasn’t asking why he killed his mother.

Sung-wook had threatened to go to the police and tell them everything, but Doctor Seok had smirked that he had no proof. He’d left the room, and when he’s returned, he’d realized that Sung-wook had stolen his necklace from his desk.

At the hospital, Do-won and Seo-kyung are told that Sung-wook will survive, but that his head injury may leave him with the cognitive abilities of a young child. Do-won’s head rings as he realizes that it’s the same thing that happened to Sung-wook in his world.

Jae-chul is still unconscious when Alt Do-won visits him and vows to find the real killer. He leaves when he gets a call that the list of people with Huntington’s is ready, and Doctor Seok slips into Jae-chul’s room. He says that he let Jae-chul live twice but that you can’t avoid fate, but as he’s about to inject Jae-chul with drugs and kill him, his hand starts shaking violently. Jae-chul wakes up and sees Doctor Seok, so he leaps out of bed and runs, calling for help.

The list of people with Huntington’s is sent to Alt Do-won’s phone and he sees a name on it that shocks him. When he realizes that his father is gone he calls Do-won, but says he can handle it. He runs down the street, calling for his father, just like he did twelve years ago.

Just like twelve years ago, when Jae-chul accidentally runs into the road in front of a car, Alt Do-won reaches him in time to pull him to safety. But this time a second vehicle barrels down on them, hitting them both at full speed.

And just like twelve years ago, Do-won arrives too late. By the time he reaches the scene, both his father and Alt Do-won are dead.

In voiceover, Do-won says: The forked road envelops two fates. But I realized only after reaching the end of both roads that I was not part of fate. Fate was part of me. I… was fate.

 
COMMENTS

Well, remember that whole thing where I said I didn’t think Doctor Seok was the killer but I could be wrong? I was wrong! I’m surprised that the show just flat-out told us who it was, but there are only four episodes left, so now the focus will probably be on why he did it, why he’s focused on Seo-kyung so much that he’s taunting her with the murders, and catching him. I have so many questions — why is he killing, and why is he leaving the jewelry on the victims? Why did he stop killing for so long, then suddenly start again but only in one world? How does he know about the alternate worlds, and why is he sending the bodies with the jewelry messages to World A — who are those messages for?

I’m assuming at this point that Alt Do-won is dead, which makes me sadder than I expected I would be, though at least this will make it possible for Do-won to stay in World B if he chooses. I just wish we’d known more about Alt Do-won and why he ended up so dark… obviously he led the life that our Do-won would have if he hadn’t met Seo-kyung and had someone to ground and center him, someone “to live for,” as Do-won says. I do hope we get a little more insight into Alt Do-won’s life and why he went into law enforcement, but then made such bad life choices.

I do think that Do-won is very close to being outed as not belonging, probably by Jae-hyuk and Joon-young. Those two are extremely observant (finally, smart cops in a drama!) and they’ve noticed everything about Do-won that doesn’t line up. From his suddenly clean and friendly behavior, to his gentle treatment of Seo-kyung, to Joon-young noticing that Alt Do-won was wearing different clothes and smoking, Jae-hyuk and Joon-young are cops for a reason. Even Section Chief Oh had a close call with both Do-wons, Seo-kyung has commented on Do-won acting strange, and Jung-min has noticed that the scar on Do-won’s forehead had “reappeared.” I’m not sure if they’ll make it all the way to “this is a Do-won from an alternate world,” but I feel like they’re not far from figuring out that he’s not the Do-won they’ve known and worked with for years.

I know the show is all about Do-won, and I have no complaints about the amount of Yoon Shi-yoon on my screen. But I wish Seo-kyung were developed more than just as “the girl the hero likes,” because she could really be a brilliant character if she were more complex than she’s been shown. I hope, now that she’s let go of her vendetta and seems less angry, she can have some character growth and be a bigger part of the plot, rather than a side character who’s only there so that Do-won has someone to pine after.

So, something about Do-won’s presence in World A may be trying to force that world into more closely aligning with the world he’s in now… interesting. Everything was different but stable until Do-won swapped into the wrong world, but now it’s like there’s a force that’s trying to make World B more like the world that Do-won came from. His father was alive in World B but now he’s dead by hit-and-run, Sung-wook has suffered an accident giving him the same disability as the Sung-wook in World A, and now Alt Do-won is probably dead, leaving Do-won the only version of himself here. If World B really is trying to reset to be more like World A, then Do-won needs to find a way to stop the process or Alt Seo-kyung will end up dead, too.

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Thanks for the recap! Loved the episode and have so many thoughts:

- The doctor being the killer was rather anti-climactic in its reveal though I did feel validated since I found him suspicious from the get-go
- Did NOT see Alt-DW's death coming - at least not yet - I thought he'd die at the end so DW and Alt-SK could live happily ever after
- Wish we'd gotten to see more of Alt-DW and DW in the same world - presents a more interesting conflict between the 2 worlds
- Agree about Alt-SK not being a fully-fleshed character yet but we have 4 more episodes to go so maybe she'll save DW this time round
- I did not notice that tidbit about Park Tae-kyung being the serial rapist from World A. Great catch! Really curious about what it could mean
- On the other hand I have a feeling the doctor actually doesn't know about the 2 worlds or at least that there are 2 versions of everyone - maybe because SW was doing the dumping of the bodies?

All in all I'm really happy with most of the story threads and the pacing of the show is excellent. Can't wait for more!

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Park Tae Kyung! I was going back episodes but could not recall where I had heard him before! Rich Park Tae Kyung, maybe his dad's conglomerate has built a wormhole on the Train station or something. hehe
Yup, SW is the one dumping the bodies sice OG SW saw himself on the train. So that means SW is also the one who called DW on the train? But I doubt that. I think he would have acted more threateningly to DW on their confrontation if he knew that DW is an alien in their world, so I don't know.

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It was not Alt Seung Wook dumping the body. OG Seung Wook said "it was me", but he also said it was Do Won. He has cognitive of a child so in a sense you can't really trust his word. I think it is just to throw us off.

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Loled at "wormhole on the Train station". I almost want to see it!

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A lot happened in this episode and I'm not complaining!

First off though, I was really caught off guard by the ending scene. I thought they had survived the ToD (well Car of Doom, I guess) but when that second car came, I lost it. I didn't expect them to kill (maybe, not kill?) World B Dowon immediately when he came back to his world. Well, I didn't think he was going to die at all. But, seriously, we only had one ep of the Dowons in the same realm together?? Unless he's not actually dead, that definitely could've lasted at least a little longer.

It's interesting to think that World A and B are going to end up merging at the end of this. It's scary for all the people in the different worlds who are dead in one but alive in the other, but it's a thought that'd be interesting to see played out. I was thinking there would be some repercussions for both Dowons being in the same world at one time (okay so, maybe I did think one of them was going to die), but I'm very intrigued to see this potential merge.

One thing I am expecting is basically everyone in World B finding out World A Dowon isn't their Dowon within the next two eps (sometime this weekend). They're catching on to soo many clues and mannerisms that don't match up that if they don't figure it out soon, it's unrealistic. When this happens, I'm assuming the big reveal about Seokyung being Dowon's love, sister, family, etc. also comes out and I'm definitely waiting for this moment (also, was it just me who thought it was iffy when Dowon called her his sister and love in the same sentence several times?).

I definitely agree with what's being said about wanting Seokyung to become a full-fledged character. Besides having her dad murdered which started this whole case and being Dowon's love interest, there really isn't much about her. And, I don't really get it. I wish they would've delved deeper into her past, her motivations, and just established her more as a person rather than a plot device of sorts.

And, now about the doctor. I think the fact that he was there but not really involved in everything going on kind of gave his role away as the murderer. A lot of people were guessing him because of that, me included (though, I was also back and forth because that made it seem too easy). But, now that he's been truly revealed like LollyPip mentioned, I really want to know his story and his why. Something still seems fishy about the whole thing, so I want to know how he connects to the whole parallel universe thing and who his World A counterpart is. I'm also preparing myself in case this is a red herring of sorts and there's actually an additional someone in World A (or World B) helping out and carting the bodies between worlds - but at that point it just gets messy.

Thank you for the recap LollyPip!! I feel like there are going to be quite a few reveals this weekend...

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Fate is the center and the driving force of the drama. 'The forked roads envelope two fates' They've been giving importance and highlighting this from the start. History is repeating itself. This same fate happened to Do Won in alt world:
-Do Won saving Seo Kyeong from suicide again
-Lee Sung Wook sustaining injury that caused him to have a cognitive of a child again
-Seo Jae Chul dying from intentional hit and run again
-Do Won mourning for his father's death again
-What/who is next? Eventually Seo Kyeong dying again.
There is like an invisible force that is trying to bring back equilibrium of alt world. That would mean Do Won cannot stay in alt world unless he wants Seo Kyung to die too.

I guess we all knew what is behind Doctor Seok Min. I thought it was an easy reveal but in teaser of episode 9, how come Seok Min was shock seeing Do Won still alive? It could only mean he is not aware alternate world exists. There is something more than what we know regarding the *real* serial killer as yet. Lying in wait.

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"how come Seok Min was shock seeing Do Won still alive?"
It could be that he's unaware the train starts running again and thought he got rid of the one Do Won he has in World B.

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I was so sure the doctor would become important lol. I've watched too much tv.

Tbh I'm supremely disappointed by the decision to kill of Do Won B. I think bringing them together and having them clash as they solve the same mystery, seek out different loves, and nurture different philosophies would have been incredible (Jung Min B deserved better!). It also feels a bit like Do Won A just gets to replace Do Won B so he can get his own happy ending with Seo Kyung and that really rubs me the wrong way. We still have a few episodes left so we'll have to see what the writers have up their sleeves, but at this point I feel like we're going to have a more "typical" drama from here on out if that makes any sense. Maybe it only makes sense to me lol

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if this was a longer drama, we could have gotten a longer DW tandem. although, it must also be tiring for yoon shi yoon

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Thank you @lollypip for the recap and thank you Viki subbers for having both episodes so quickly subbed. (O/T The ITR fans are probably jealous.)
What an episode. Some random thoughts:
1. I thought I would rewatch the first 6 episodes before going on to episode 7 but that didn't happen;
2. I am disappointed in (B) Dad. First, he pulls the Noble Idiocy card on Chief Oh ("don't tell Do-won") which she was right in ignoring as most NI cards should be. Second when he had rather smoothly convinced Dr. Seok he could not remember the culprit's face he then screws the whole thing up and we saw how things played out;
3. I guess we were not meant to have in TRAIN a replay of that brotherly love that developed in THE KING between Eun-seob (WDH) and Yeong (WDH). Then again (B) Do-won may not really be dead. I would be really surprised if we had only one episode of (A) and (B) Do-won together. There has to be some sort of redemption for (B); and
3. When maknae Det. Kang called out to Do-won behind the van and (B) Do-won said he was calling him, I would have loved (A) Do-won to reply "I don't think so" and walked out with (B).
Also speaking of Det. Kang with all due respect @lollypip I thought he showed some sloppy police work in an earlier episode when he didn't keep the suspect's camera. He just tossed it back in the truck's glove compartment. I guess I could also complain about the fact that both (A) and (B) Seo-kyung feel the need to go back to creepy crime scenes at night and alone.

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I always feel the need to defend SK so I'll just reply to this, hehe. SK A, well she was breaking down by ep 2, so good judgement is out the window. SK B, she was out for revenge and had always done things on her own, moreso, she is new to DW's team so its not like she will confide in any of them.

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This must be the most complex drama that I've watched. I've always found parallel worlds deeply unsatisfying, but this is different. I'm puzzled by the significance of DW's idea of his own agency, as fate, and what that will ultimately mean. I'm having trouble believing that alt-DW is gone. I knew it would be the doctor - he was disturbingly dodgy, but what's his game? Are these senseless killings or is he seeking a cure for his disease? Is that possible? The bodies showed no signs of an autopsy or anything like that, so I guess that's unlikely. It's all up in the air as far as I'm concerned. Not placing any bets, but riveted.

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They killed off alt Do Won just like that? that was totally unexpected. So it was the doctor all along. I doubt they are going to do much with Seo Kyung's character now. With only four episodes I wonder what they will do. Of all the dramas airing right now I like this one is my favorite.

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Had inkling only one version of Do Won will be left, but thought it will be through some noble idiocy World A Do Won to meet his end at end of the series. Who knows if this will come through and both Do Wons dead at the end.

THe doctor being the killer, but the next episode seem to show him surprised at Dowon being alive after it seem he knocked him down.So I am thinking he may not know of the alternate worlds. I really think thAT LEe Jiyoung girl may also be a key, but alot of things are being shown to happen in World B instead of World A seeing that no one is travelling to and fro like the other parallel universe drama.

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I'm a scaredy cat who can't watch this drama, so thank you for the detailed recap @Lollypip! Double CoD managed to make me gasp in shock, and I'm only reading the recaps! It looks like TRAIN has used the concept of parallel worlds better than a recent drama... fingers crossed it stays good until the end. Fighting Yoon Shi Yoon!

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I think you underestimate yourself Toki. If you can handle those royal interrogations in Joseon you can handle TRAIN.
Yoon Shi-yoon is giving a terrific performance.

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Seo Kyung's dad's murder seems personal because he was the only male victim and the killer took his wife's jewelry and later put them on his victims. I think the jewelry is used mostly to taunt Seo Kyung, which begs the question of what is his grudge with Seo Kyung's family? I think the killings only happen in World B because Doctor Seok is dead in World A, I remember Do Won B asking Jung Min A who was in the car with Sung Wook when he had his accident that caused his disability and it was hinted to be Doctor Seok (I might be wrong, I need to rewatch this part). What I don't get is, who shot Seo Kyung A with the .38 calibre gun? It has to be someone in the police force. And I was thinking Do Won A's insistence on staying in World B caused Do Won B's death in that nature has to find its balance by eleminating excess Do Won.

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There are definitely a LOT of questions still left and I'm afraid that 4 episodes are not nearly enough to answer them all. Like what is happening in World A right now without both Dowons??

I could see why they had to kill DoWon B off but I'm so sad to see him go, he is definitely an interesting character and reminds me of the evil King in Crowned Clown... so sad that both of them were killed off 😭

I also have a theory! I think the reason why DoWon B was surprised a name on the list of names with Huntington's disease was because he recognized the name of the doctor! Just a thought but what if he was the one who got DoWon hooked on drugs???

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I had the same thought about the doc getting DWon B hooked on drugs too, since he is psychologist for the police force. It would make sense that he became the doc to the police force to keep an eye on both Don Won and Seo-Kyung!

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I was a bit sad the doctor was the killer to be honest. Not that it doesn’t fit, it was just one of those things where I realized as I was watching “Ah, sadly if they spend this much time with a character he’s important for some reason...so he’s obviously the killer, or involved with the killer.” Just that slight twinge of “You’ve watched a lot of kdramas huh?”

Alt Do Won dying like that was actually pretty shocking, though I do wish we’d spent a bit more time with him. Maybe we’ll get some flashbacks? I do really enjoy the flashbacks with DW and SK every time he spends time with alt SK.

Super glad I picked up this show, even if I’m a bit late to the party. Ended up binging it all the way to episode 8, and now I’m stuck waiting week to week like everyone else!

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This episode was definitely not what I was expecting! I didn't expect Do-Wan B to just pop back into his own world so easily (given that we never saw how exactly he got off the train and ended up in World A to begin with!), and then to have him and his dad killed off like that (echos of Final Destination movies there, director!). Truly shocking! I do admit that I figured the doctor in World B had a major role in the plot given that he was the only character we focused on in World B without being introduced to his counterpart in World A. But now that the killer has been revealed and how Sung-wook was involved as an accomplice, the whole victimology of their crimes is very interesting. It seems like Seo-kyung's dad was the only male victim, who supposedly was murdered in the middle of a theft. So, it was not a planned murder. All the other victims to date have been females, sporting the pieces of jewelry taken from the original theft. So, if you think about the whole series of crimes, the "doctor" wanted to get his hands on some jewelry and then had Sung-wook pick up women who were found walking at night for him to kill and "adorn". So, the doc seems to definitely have a female figure in mind he wants to kill over and over again? Maybe a mother because she gave the disease to him (as Huntington's is inherited)? Was there a specific reason he targeted Seo-kyung's home for the jewelry theft - is her mother connected to the doctor in some way? I hope the show will answer some, if not all, of these questions. Cannot wait!

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"we never saw how exactly he got off the train and ended up in World A to begin with!"

We do know how! We weren't shown an explicit scene of it happening, but we saw Do-won imagining that when he was on the train for the first time and they were both being chased by the cops, Alt Do-won jumped off while the train was still moving. That's why he ended up unconscious in the hospital for a week in World A. (I probably could have outlined that better in the recaps, sorry!)

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BTW- does this series really have only 12 episodes? On Viki, it states that the run period is until Aug. 31, which would mean 8 more episodes. As long as they keep the story tight and moving at the pace it has been, I will be happy!

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From what I see episode 12-final should air on Sunday, 16 Aug. 2020.

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Wow love this drama! Wonder if DW is going back to his own world in the end?

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LollyPip, Thanks for the recap and insights. I am worried about the Alt World being reset - if that means all the characters in Alt World will end up with similar fate as their counterpart in the other world, would that imply Alt Seo-kyung will end up dying, too?

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Oops I am a dork. That's exactly my fear, that Seo-kyung will also end up dead!

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And... that is the sound of my interest plummeting through the floor.
There is a lot to like about this show, especially around the pacing, acting, tone, and the great OCN palette. But this plotline is... I can see exactly how it's going to play out over the last few episodes and I simply don't care. This is a boring and cliched antagonist and I could just fast forward through his parts and enjoy everything else but he's no doubt going to eat the rest of the show.
Adieu, Train. You were great for a while. Adieu.

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I don't want to spoil anything, but you should consider finishing the show. There's more going on than it seems at this point :)

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Hmmm.... will consider it...

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