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Flower of Evil: Episode 13

All this time, our loyal cop has never doubted that her husband is the good man she knows him to be. But he’s far from perfect, and he’s still haunted by ghosts from his past that could resurface at any time. The slightest miscalculation could trigger him into behaving out of character, and as the real accomplice sets out to target him, his sanity grows thinner and thinner.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

It’s 1997, and a teenaged Hee-sung stands on the school roof to deliberately drop a brick onto a dog being walked below. His mother takes him to therapy, where he claims not to remember what happened and cries fat tears of remorse, wailing that all he recalls is getting his report card and feeling like dying.

The therapist excuses him to speak privately to his mother, and once in the hall, Hee-sung wipes his tears away and smirks. He heads to the waiting room, where young Hyun-soo sits with his father. Hyun-soo is called to his appointment, and Do Min-seok recognizes Hee-sung as the boy who threw the brick.

He asks Hee-sung if he knows why he did it, and Hee-sung says it’s depression from academic stress. Min-seok corrects him: “You wanted to see the ripple effect of your actions. Because you don’t know how to have fun. You’ve never met anyone like you. You must have been very lonely.”

In the present, Hee-sung and Dr. Baek are busy stuffing the dead body of the housekeeper into the trunk of a car when Hyun-soo and Ji-won show up at the front door. Mom tries to get rid of them, but Ji-won says bluntly that she knows everything. Once inside. Mom asks how much Ji-won knows, and Ji-won fires back, “How much are you hiding?”

She informs them that she plans to stick by Hyun-soo no matter what happens, then asks about their son, who they’ve kept hidden in the house all these years. Dr. Baek and Mom have no choice but to take them to Hee-sung’s secret room, where he’s lying in bed hooked up to his machines. Mom explains that there was an incident after Hee-sung and Hyun-soo’s car accident, and Dr. Baek adds that they’ve been keeping Hee-sung alive through artificial means for so long that he’s in organ failure.

Dr. Baek promises that Hyun-soo can live as Hee-sung for the rest of his life (both Ji-won and Hyun-soo look skeptical). Ji-won says she’s not here for promises, she just wanted to see the real Hee-sung. Hyun-soo has been obsessively checking the time, and he says it’s time to find out the real accomplice’s name, while at Dr. Baek’s summer house, Jae-sub waits for Sang-chul to show up.

Dr. Baek asks Ji-won and Hyun-soo if they’re here because they think he knows who the accomplice is. Hyun-soo says that if he were really going to the summer house, he’d be arriving about now. He points out that the only other person besides Ji-won who knows he was going there is Dr. Baek, so if Sang-chul shows up there, it means that Dr. Baek gave him the information.

Ji-won reveals that the cops are at the summer house right now, and both Dr. Baek and Mom’s poker faces slip. Hyun-soo says that when Sang-chul got the call from someone offering double money to kill him, the only person who knew where he was or how much he was paying Sang-chul was Dr. Baek. He accuses Dr. Baek of being afraid of his own identity being revealed because he’s Do Min-seok’s accomplice.

A vehicle approaches the summer house and Jae-sub leaps out of hiding to arrest Sang-chul… except that it’s only the caretaker, who insists that Dr. Baek sent him to get the house ready for Hyun-soo. Dr. Baek yells at Hyun-soo for thinking he was the accomplice, but Hyun-soo just sneers that he underestimated Dr. Baek.

Playing hurt, Dr. Baek asks how he can prove that he’s innocent. He expresses disappointment in Ji-won as a cop for deciding that he was guilty first, then trying to make the evidence fit. Hyun-soo argues that everything that’s happened convinces him it’s Dr. Baek, but Mom suddenly slams down her drink and blurts out, “It’s me.”

Having heard everything, Hee-sung gets out of bed, dresses in all black, and ties back his hair. He speaks as if to Hyun-soo: “From now on, you will be the game piece on the board that I set up, Do Hyun-soo.”

Mom says that she leaked the family secret, and she takes the blackmail note from the housekeeper and hands it to Ji-won. But just as Ji-won opens it, the lights go out, so Dr. Baek leaves to check the breaker. He meets up with Hee-sung in the garage, and we see in a flashback that they planned this whole thing, including the power outage.

Hee-sung had contacted Sang-chul, who insisted he didn’t tell Hyun-soo anything other than that someone paid him to kill him. Hee-sung had ordered Sang-chul to stay out of things from now on, and he’d been the one to tell his parents that Hyun-soo was setting a trap — the moment Sang-chul showed up at the summer house, Hyun-soo would know exactly who sent him.

Mom argues to Ji-won and Hyun-soo that it’s easy for secrets to get out, using Jae-sub and Hae-soo as examples. She denies that she’s protecting Dr. Baek, but Hyun-soo doesn’t believe her and asks what she’s hiding and why he should trust her.

As it turns out, the power outage was deliberate, so that Dr. Baek could leave the room and Mom could light some candles. When she leaves the room, Ji-won whispers that something is off. They hear a cry, and Hyun-soo runs to find Mom picking up the contents of a box that she dropped. She tells him that she’s always thought of him as family, and he replies that he’s never once doubted her true feelings.

The power returns, and Ji-won notes that Mom isn’t rushing to check on her son who’s on life support machines. Dr. Baek answers that Hee-sung’s equipment is on backup batteries and asks impatiently if they can wrap up this conversation. While they’re all inside, Hee-sung plants hairs from the dead housekeeper in Hyun-soo and Ji-won’s car.

Meanwhile, Hae-soo marvels at the necklace that Moo-jin returned to her earlier, wondering at the fact that he kept it all these years. She hears a noise outside and goes to investigate, and she finds cigarette butts near her door, and a handprint on her window. ~shiver~

As they drive home, Ji-won tells Hyun-soo that whether Dr. Baek is the accomplice or not, he’ll hold a grudge after tonight. She asks Hyun-soo to let the police handle things, but Hyun-soo says he needs to talk to the housekeeper (they think she quit) and find out what she knows.

Through gritted teeth, Hyun-soo growls he can’t take another moment of knowing that someone in his life, who has access to Ji-won and Eun-ha, is a person who loves killing. Ji-won clasps his shaking hand and reminds him that her department has 120% arrest rate this year, so not only are they catching all of their targets but even some from last year, and Hyun-soo relaxes and says that she sounds convincing.

Offended at being told by Hee-sung to stay out of it, Sang-chul makes his way to a psychiatric hospital and bribes someone he knows to discharge a female patient to his care. Alone with her, he greets her, “Long time no see, Jung Mi-sook.” Oh. My. God. It’s Kyung-choon’s wife, who was kidnapped eighteen years ago and presumed dead, and who has evidently lost her memory.

Later that night, Hyun-soo receives a call from someone who lists his name (as Baek Hee-sung), his wife and child’s names, and even Ji-won’s employer and Eun-ha’s school. He says he’s a fan of Hyun-soo’s art, but Hyun-soo hears the call for the threat that it is, unaware that it’s the real Baek Hee-sung on the other end.

Hyun-soo traces the call, which originated at a pay phone in Makmun-dong. He goes there but the area is deserted, and when he calls the owner of a car parked nearby (their number is on their dashcam) to ask if he can look at the video footage, she’s on vacation. Hyun-soo returns to the pay phone and this time he sees a message written on the glass: Hide and seek! I can see you, but you can’t see me.

In the morning, Hyun-soo is so preoccupied that he pours an entire smoothie on the kitchen counter. Eun-ha tells him that she got up to use the bathroom last night and saw him leaving the house. Ji-won asks where he went, but before he can think of a lie, her phone rings with an urgent call from Jae-sub.

Out in a wooded area, some volunteers find the body of the dead housekeeper in a shallow grave. Jae-sub has called Ji-won to the scene, and when she arrives and apologizes for last night, he says they’ll discuss it later.

As a result of his recording of Do Min-seok’s accomplice’s voice, and livestreaming his attack by Sang-chul’s bodyguard, Moo-jin is invited to sit on the panel of a TV show called All Perspectives. The PD asks how he’s always one step ahead of the cops, so Moo-jin gives him a vague answer about good informants.

Moo-jin is alerted about the newly discovered body, since her missing left thumbnail links her to Do Min-seok and his accomplice. At the same time, Hae-soo visits Hyun-soo in his studio to tell him that Dr. Baek can’t be the accomplice, because while Hyun-soo was with him last night, someone was at her place, watching her.

Hyun-soo tells her about the call he got last night, and that he also believes it’s not Dr. Baek. Although the man’s voice wasn’t disguised, Hyun-soo says it reminded him of Moo-jin’s recording of the accomplice. Moo-jin comes in and tells them breathlessly about the body with the missing thumbnail.

The housekeeper’s notebook is found beside her body, and the most recent notes show that things were not well with her employer. In one note to Hee-sung she’d mentioned his parents by name, giving Ji-won pause just as they get the call that she’s been identified.

Additionally, a fingerprint was found on the tape that was on her body, but despite it being a complete print, there’s no match in the database. This means the killer is either a child, or an adult who has no government ID. Ji-won’s worst fears are confirmed when she learns that the dead woman was her in-laws’ housekeeper, and all she can think of is how Hyun-soo supposedly left the house last night without her knowledge.

Hyun-soo is certain that the call last night was from the accomplice, the same person who gave him Jung Mi-sook’s keychain all those years ago. Hae-soo wonders why he suddenly reappeared after all these years, and Moo-jin guesses that he must have been in jail or in another situation where he couldn’t kill.

Hyun-soo asks Moo-jin to look into who went to jail in 2002 and only recently got out. He asks Hae-soo to stay with Moo-jin for a while, since she’s the only person who’s seen the accomplice and may be his next target. He instructs Moo-jin not to leave Hae-soo alone and says he’s going to see Sang-chul and use him to get close to the accomplice.

Sang-chul takes Jung Mi-sook to Do Min-seok’s old home, claiming that he’s taking her there to meet her family. He asks if she truly remembers nothing, and she says that she recalls walking in the rain without a destination, injured and disheveled, then being bounced around before ending up at the psychiatric hospital. She thanks Sang-chul for finding her family, but he says he’s getting paid for this, and that she’s of grave importance to all of them.

Sensing that something is wrong, Ji-won takes a copy of Hyun-soo’s fingerprint from their house. She compares it to the unmatched print from the housekeeper’s body, and it’s a perfect match. She calls her mother and asks her to pick up Eun-ha from school today.

At the Baek home, Hee-sung finds his mother brooding and tells her that the housekeeper’s body was found so the police will be calling soon. He tells her to keep doing as she’s been doing, and we see that when she’d dropped the box and let Hyun-soo help her clean up, he’d touched the roll of tape. Ah, so that was their plan.

Hee-sung tells Mom that she’s not fragile — she gave birth to him, killed him, and brought him back to life. “To me,” he says, “You’re like a god.”

Confident that his call will be taken, Hyun-soo calls Sang-chul to ask him to meet. But Sang-chul left Mi-sook alone with his phone, so when it rings, she’s the one who answers. She tells Hyun-soo her name, so he asks where she is, but she only has time to say there are a lot of trees before Sang-chul returns and hangs up the phone.

Hyun-soo is still processing the fact that Jung Mi-sook is alive when Ji-won comes to his studio and asks if he went to Makmun-dong last night. She says that the Baeks’ housekeeper’s body was found there, and that his fingerprint was on the tape used to tie her up.

Jae-sub is at the Baek house, where he asks Mom when the housekeeper left yesterday. She says that she called her a taxi at 7:30 p.m. because she wasn’t feeling well, but even this was part of the plan — it was Mom herself who put on a performance for the CCTV cameras by getting into the taxi, wearing the housekeeper’s distinctive scarf.

Jae-sub shows Mom the photos of the notes from the housekeeper’s notebook and asks who they may have been written to. She says there could only be one person, and though we don’t hear who she names, we can make a good guess. As soon as Jae-sub leaves, he calls Ho-joon trying to locate Ji-won.

Woo-chul takes the phone and demands that Jae-sub tell him what he and Ji-won are hiding. Jae-sub pulls over and warns Woo-chul that he won’t believe what he’s about to hear, and Woo-chul’s jaw goes slack at the news that Ji-won’s husband is Do Hyun-soo.

At the same time, Hyun-soo swears to Ji-won that he didn’t kill the housekeeper. She says he has to come to the station to make a statement, but she promises that they won’t let him be punished for something he didn’t do. As she tells Hyun-soo that she has to handcuff him, he gets a look in his eyes like a hunted animal.

He makes himself hold out his arms for the cuffs, but as soon as the cuff snaps onto his wrist, he hears his father’s voice say, “I really did love your mother. And I thought your mother loved me, too. But… she couldn’t accept me for who I really was. In the end, she abandoned you two and ran away from me. Love can be very cunning. It’s very sly. It makes you think you can solve everything, but in the end, it betrays you.”

Hyun-soo can actually see Min-seok in the corner speaking to him: “Hyun-soo-yah, listen to me carefully. When you feel the urge to trust somebody one day, it means you’re becoming weak.” Hyun-soo turns back to Ji-won, and now his gaze is steely and angry. He asks if she trusts him, or if she believes he really killed the housekeeper. He says that if she doesn’t trust him, then nobody will.

Ji-won answers a call from Jae-sub and tells him she’s at the studio with Hyun-soo. Hyun-soo slaps the phone from her hand, then in a flash he grabs one of the knives he’s made and whirls Ji-won around to hold it to her throat. He snarls in her ear, “I won’t trust anybody.”

Jae-sub shows up with the entire team, but the studio is empty. They check the CCTV footage, and see that it’s been unplugged. Rewinding to the point where Hyun-soo takes Ji-won hostage, they watch in horror as Hyun-soo directs Ji-won to disconnect the CCTV feeds.

Ji-won had pulled each plug one at a time, leaving the one directed at her face for last. She’s stared into the camera, her eyes full of terror, as she’d unplugged the final connection.

 
COMMENTS

Man, I hate it when a drama gets pushed back by one episode, so that the cliffhangers that were meant to be resolved the very next night now have to wait a whole week! Not that I think Hyun-soo would ever truly harm Ji-won, but he’s definitely snapped. It was only a matter of time — Hyun-soo is under such enormous pressure, which has been on him his whole life and has recently come to a peak, that it’s really no surprise if he’s having some sort of psychotic break. He’s been treated with suspicion, hatred, and violence for most of his life, and has lived as another man for so long, and now the one person who believed in him no matter what has just shown that she does think him capable of murder.

If anything would push Hyun-soo over the edge, it’s the loss of Ji-won’s trust. I do believe that Hyun-soo’s love for Ji-won will win, and he even said himself that he’s terrified of anyone hurting Ji-won or Eun-ha. And there’s always the chance that this is just a show Hyun-soo is putting on to deflect attention away from something even worse, but just like when he locked Moo-jin in his basement, my gut instinct says that Hyun-soo himself is not safe right now. What I like about Flower of Evil‘s cliffhangers, though, is that unlike many dramas, they’re not predictable at all. I truly have no idea what will happen next and I love that.

It’s not that I blame Ji-won for having a moment of doubt about Hyun-soo’s innocence. All the evidence points to him, and she’s been under so much pressure herself lately. She also doubted him when she first learned his true identity, but back then she had time to process the facts and examine her own instincts and come to the reasoned conclusion that he’s innocent. It’s just unfortunate that this time, her moment of doubt happened in front of Hyun-soo, and that he saw it on her face. And he was in just the wrong place emotionally that it sent his demons roaring back, and he reacted out of fear and fury.

It wasn’t entirely clear, but I do think that Hee-sung’s mother was being truthful when she told Hyun-soo she thought of him as family. Her coldness has never seemed like true dislike, but an attempt to hold Hyun-soo and his family at a safe distance so she wouldn’t get too emotionally attached. We saw how easy it was for little Eun-ha to bust through Mom’s walls, so the love is there. She’s just trying so hard to keep it bottled up because the last time she loved a son, he turned out to be a murderer and she blamed herself. It’s no wonder she’s trying has hard as she can to keep her feelings in check for a son-figure who she knows is the child of a serial killer, but now that Hee-sung is awake, I think that Mom is seeing that Hyun-soo is a truly good man and has been a good son to her, even when she was cold to him. I believe that’s what their little exchange over the spilled candles was about, and despite the fact that she was helping frame Hyun-soo in that moment, I do hope that when it comes to a choice, Mom chooses the man who’s been her true son all along.

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Hyun-soo and Ji-won were as dumb as Hae-soo walking into the lion's den. Why would you reveal your hand to the suspected accomplice? I didn't feel sorry for them when Jae-sub arrested the caretaker. I cheered when Ji-won wondered why Mom wasn't worried about her comatose son during the power outage, but Dr. Baek was one step ahead with his backup batteries explanation. I believe Mom when she told Hyun-soo she's always thought of him as family. Hyun-soo suddenly turning on Ji-won is out of character, so I hope she was playing along for the CCTV. Thanks for the recap, @LollyPip!

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Why would they let the Baeks know what they know? It's stupid and not like one of them is a police officer who should know how important is to deal with information, you know...

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Despite the fact it mentally felt like I was two steps ahead of the main characters as I was watching this episode, I like how the show raises the stakes significantly at the end. Without giving too much away, I also like what the preview for the next episode hints at. To paraphrase something javabeans once said, if you can make me care for the characters, I will take anything the show throws at them. My guess is that Hyun-Soo and Hee Sung are going to be playing a game of high stakes cat-and-mouse from now, with traps and counter-traps aplenty. Am keeping the faith in the writer, director and cast for a satisfying conclusion.

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I agree with you about not really caring about the characters anymore. I will accept anything the show brings us, but it doesn’t mean I’m happy about what’s happens in the last three episodes though.

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@eazal I hear you. Tbh, this episode as well as the two before it kinda felt like the show was revealing its hand *too easily* and predictably, which instantly makes me suspicious given how cautious it has been in earlier episodes about giving unvarnished indicators of plot direction. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that showing its hand this obviously means either there's bigger things to come, or there's actually a devious plot twist (hopefully several) which will be revealed in the remaining three episodes.

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We learned how Psycho Super Strong Coma Guy met DMS. It was in the same hospital were HuynSoo was receiving treatment for being emotionless. We should learn the name of the centre and never get close to it, because people working there can’t distinguish a real psycho.

The whole scene at the Baek’s was really weird: when HyunSoo and JiWon rang the bell, Psycho Super Strong Coma Guy and dad were hiding a corpse in the car, but then, there was no car in the garage, PSSCG was in his bedroom, HyunSoo car was inside the garage (why did they get the car inside when they were ringing from the street?). Not to talk about how stupid it was to go there and not playing the real bait. Police operation felt utterly ridiculous. Impulsive detective should have known better.

Nonsensical things keep happening while I roll my eyes. Why did Hyun Soo go on his own when Psycho super strong coma guy (supposedly) called? He decided to investigate not telling anyone, why? Is it that easy and fast to go from one point to the other of Seoul in the rain? Was he expecting the guy to be there waiting for you with a big sign saying “I’m your dad’s accomplice?

The only thing I liked and remind me of first 10 episodes (that l love and miss) was the fact that Mi Sook is really alive, and that was the reason her body was never found.

Maybe the twist is that it all is a secrete plan with mum, det. Choi and HyunSoo to uncover the truth, but I don’t get those vibes right now.

Only three episodes left, and I wonder how much more makjang we’ll have ahead. I used to love you so much, drama...

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I agree that Mi Sook being alive was a great twist! I was pretty sure she was buried in the Baek's backyard, and I'm delighted that I'm wrong. The amnesia thing is a little annoying though.

I think we're in for makjang overload with mother dear as the lynch pin for the whole thing. I'm still betting that Hyun-soo and Ji-won are putting on a show. Based on what we saw that would be a stretch, but it's the only thing that would make sense when weighed with how the characters have acted until now. Ji-won believed in Hyun-soo even after seeing the blood traces in the basement, so why would a finger print change her mind now??

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“Used to love”... I am tempted to use that phrase as well. There’s just a lot of meh scenarios lately.

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I sincerely hope that when it will be at that critical moment, Mom will choose her good son over the evil one. Let's face it, Hyun soo needs all the help he can get. If its a Baek ally then so much the better.

I also hate that the momentum of the episodes is off now by that episode break the previous week. I hate feeling doubt that Hyun soo has gone cray cray. But I sincerely believe that they are playing it up for the cctv and Hyun soo has something up his sleeve. He would never hurt Jiwon in anyway.

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I also think HS wouldn’t hurt JW. The problem is that I don’t really care for the characters much by now. I feel so disappointed 😕

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Yep. I get the feeling. I felt the same way early in the drama when they watered down Hyun Soo. I so want him to go full dark.
This blips in the drama are mostly in the writing imo. The show has amazing actors and director. I just hope it will be a satisfyingly happy ending at least.

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Totally agree with you. It’s the writing that fails, Directing and acting is really good.

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He might go all the way in the end. I think he might kill someone for real if his loved ones are endangered.

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I have no idea where this is going either. I had already imagined that if Ji-won withdrew her love and support, the father would come rushing back. At the same time, I'm guessing that the hostage situation is about them protecting each other: her protecting him from the killer; him wanting to do the same. So I'm not sure if he's lost it or not.

I'm wondering though, if when he eventually faces off with Hee-sung, he might pretend to be his father's son, that is to pretend to be a psychopath/sociopath, to get Hee-sung on the back foot and to make an "alliance" between accomplices. Hee sung is afraid of him. He fears that Hyun soo wants to destroy him and take his life. Hyun soo may play on that, and seem to be a psychopath/sociopath just like Hee-sung and his father, suggesting they team up together. His tactics with those who have threatened him to date have been to make alliances, so who knows...

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Hyun-Soo pretending to ally with Hee Sung would be an interesting plot twist for sure. I still suspect that Hee Sung killed DMS, so that might explain why Hee Sung is fearful towards Hyun-Soo (assuming we can trust what he told his parents). Having said that, if Hee Sung really did kill DMS, I think it would have been either because he no longer saw DMS as useful, or he saw himself as better than DMS. I don't think it would be out of fear.

As much as it pains me to say this, I think Eun-ha and Ji Won are going to be put into life-or-death situations by Hee Sung to raise the stakes for Hyun-Soo to force him to do what he wants. The laws of drama plots practically demand it. I don't have a theory yet where Mi-sook fits into all this. Unless she's Hyun-Soo's real mother (makjang!).

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If she was his real mother that would surely be too twisted, although I have been seriously wondering if he does in fact belong to that family. While I don't want to see Eun-ha and Ji Won in danger (almost unbearable to consider), that will bring out the killer in Hyun-Soo. If it happens, that will be Hee Sung's fatal mistake. Bring it on. BTW I originally thought that Hyun-Soo had killed his father to stop his killing spree, but I'm prepared to rethink that too.

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oh no never.. he is male lead.. he can't kill..not even a mosquito

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Otherwise he will have to go to jail. Laws of dramaland dictate against it, I know. But the Koreans always surprise me with what they are prepared to do. Plot twists a plenty.

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@jorobertson Assuming that Sang-Chul was telling the truth when he told Mi-Sook he was bringing her to meet her family when he took her back to DMS/Hyun-Soo's village, it does seem that there's a family connection somehow. I haven't watched Ep 14 yet so I have questions about how and why Mi-Sook escaped (was freed?) and lost her memory. Also, I agree that Eun-ha and Ji-Won in danger will be enough to push Hyun-Soo over the edge. As I mentioned in the Ep12 comment thread, I think the show's heading to a showdown between Hyun-Soo and Hee Sung, but it's still possible Ji-Won might go full on to protect her family too and stop Hyun-Soo from losing himself. And Hae-Soo might be an ace-up-the-sleeve as she obviously wants to protect her brother and what he holds precious.

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I can see all of that as a possibility/probability. Not sure at all though about Mi-sook.

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The trajectory of the latest episodes seems really scattered. Why on earth would they just waltz into the Baek family house? Their literal only card is the fact that they don't know if the others know.

Also, I do think the whole Jiwon not trusting him feels a little tired here. Like... We already had a repeat of this exact scenario in the beginning episodes. Also, Hyunsoo not trusting her is getting old too! Why did he tried to go aeoujd her with the other detective, it doesnt make sense. Okay fine, she got really mad at that and they had a conversation about it in the park. And then he lies AGAIN when she asks him in the morning smoothie incident?

This whole savior complex thing needs to go, Haesoo needs to fess up to her crimes and let the poor guy live a normal life. Its getting to terrible levels of noble idiocy. Really, he's going to choose his sister over his wife and child? Makes no sense.

Overall, just feels like a lot of smoke to create conflict in the last few episodes. I think the shows taken a down turn after Jiwon revealed she knew who Hyunsoo was...

I'm still optimistic for the next few episodes, hopefully something will save the writing.

I do at least appreciate the raising of the stakes at the end though it was kind of heartbreaking. I don't think he would ever hurt her anyway, but seems like he's setting up the scenario to look like she's a victim...

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I think he really did snap because he saw her doubt (which isn’t really her fault) and then he saw his dad. I thought LJG acted very well the change of emotions and eye contact at this point. However like you, I don’t think he will ever hurt her and probably it’s just a moment of charged emotions. I’m not sure where some of the critical comments came from about the last few episodes, I do think this drama is very well produced, acted and directed. I came in wanting to like an real bad killer but I’m not annoyed by the change of events. Contrastingly, I love that he is slowly being surrounded by a Scooby gang of people who see him as he is, not by his birth, his name or History. It’s a reflection of how cruel prejudice and perceptions are in life. It is very true that people are never interested in the boring truth unfortunately.
I also love the cliffhangers- they plan and do them well. Overall one of the better dramas for 2020! I do feel it will finish strong. Everything points for a skilled and strong hand at the storyline. Always give credit for a drama who can finish well. So many dramas SMH just derails. I’m thankful and enjoying the ride!

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im so agree with everything you said, most of people in this website dont like the way Hyunsoo is not a psychopath. i personally already expect this when i saw the tears, i knew its going to be more on the mellow side. And im so so so impressed by the tension every episode.

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Agree, I mean it was told to be more Mello drama than thriller drama in the very beginning. So there's no shocker there. I personally am a sucker for Mello drama and this drama is everything I wanted especially played by my favorite leads LJK and MCW. This drama by far is one of the best of 2020. The storyline, the casting and performance are all 5 stars for me.

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A drama has jumped the shark for me when I sigh loudly and mutter this is stupid. That is what happened this episode. I rolled my eyes so hard a couple of times almost dropped my computer. How they come back from these stupidity/filler episodes? Idk, but hopeflly it improves slightly.

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I feel your pain, twin.

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Get ready for more eyerolling with episode 14...outrageous I tell ya.

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My comment does not relate to the drama story, but as I was watching this episode, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that moon chae won looks different, maybe lost a lot of weight?

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Aging? Also this show is a live shoot so given the drama's genre/stakes rn, I can tell that its getting to the actors. I do love the fact that she's very expressive and has frown lines and that her forehead moves! She's a very beautiful woman naturally, and I'm glad that she doesn't phone it in with deadpan/monotone expressions like other pretty actresses do.

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MCW looks aged indeed. The trend in Korean society is to have a tapered chin with slim jaw line...this actress used to have nicely padded lower jaw, suits her to a T. But now her new look aged her and she looks real haggard at times, and sometime almost unrecognizable. Ohh...give me back the old lovely MCW look, please :)

Btw, a word about Kim Ji-hoon who plays the real HeeSung...he too looked almost unrecognizable....seems to have lost a tremendous amount of weight and in some scenes, he's almost gaunt. Did he deliberately lost weight to take up this role ? He was a heart throb before drama, always taking the leading role with fans swooning over him...it was surprising, to say the least , why is he taking this psycho role and he's really frighteningly creepy in this evil role. Quite disconcerting to find him so changed !

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Ew. This is a gross and sexist comment. MCW looks beautiful, and she has aged naturally which is what getting older is.

As for Kim Ji Hoon, this is a good game changer for him. He wasn't in any dramas that have been as talked as FoE in a while, so this is kinda giving him a mini career boost again. Plus actors like challenging themselves.

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Oh...quit being so 'sensitive'. It is a fact MCW looked aged suddenly and unnaturally so...what's so wrong about commenting on their personal appearance ? There's nothing wrong with aging but she being still at such a relatively young age, having to follow the trend of so called the Korean beauty standard, is doing no favour to herself.

As for Ji-hoon, this is the first time for many of us seeing him in a crazed psycho role with that demented look is shocking to say the least...like a leap from the 20th floor, hehe

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Theses cliffhangers are gonna be the death of me !!!! I mean obviously Hyun Soo won't hurt JiWon but it's damning that he managed to keep his mind from snapping so far cuz if it was me I would have lost my mind long ago ( what's left of it after this episode is close to nothing) ..... HeeSung is definitely my new person I think of when thinking of a serial killer. He's very meticulous and cruel that I really want to rip his face out , HeeSung's mom is definitely the biggest victim in this she genuinely love the child she gave birth to think that she can "ACTUALLY CHANGE" the person who killed someone right in front of her... Poor lady

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Yes, poor lady. Imagine having your only child whose true in born nature is a psycho who likes nothing better than to take lives, from animals, then upgrade to humans. What would I do in her shoes ? I would want him to be in coma again, forever. I wouldn't be an accomplice to his monstrous crimes this time around.

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Personally, I think they are working together. I think they are both aware that Do Hyun Soo would be setup by the Baeks so they made it look like he "escaped" at least that is the scenario I am hoping for.. I hope CHa Ji Won isn't really doubting him

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I was annoyed with this episode and was very disappointed with the last scene at first. Now I've calmed down lol.

I really hope that Hyun Soo was just putting on a show for the cops/cctv. It would be even better if he was working with Ji Won. It may be that he will tell her his plans going forward, why he took her away, and they will finally work together. She may have figured it out on her own anyway. He is still used to protecting her. I want to see their teamwork now. Fight as one against Hee Sung.

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I hope this drama doesn’t not disappoint by the time it ends. It has been gripping from the start until a few episodes back. Lately, apart from the real Baek son’s waking up from coma, the story kind of loosens at some point.

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As there are mixed comments of being disappointing or never disappointing about this drama I'm siding with the never disappoints coz that's how it is to me. I love the acting primarily, the direction and writing. It's one of the best drama in 2020 with a nice OST too.

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