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Mouse: Episode 2

A familiar face becomes a hardened detective with a vendetta, putting together the pieces of the puzzle to discover a serial killer in the making. The more he kills, the bolder he gets – can he be stopped before more innocent lives are lost?

 
EPISODE 2 RECAP


Jae-hoon is brought in for questioning as the prime suspect of his family’s murder. He has no reaction to a photo of three covered corpses and claims that he didn’t kill them. The polygraph machine detects it as the truth so he’s released.

He eyes a red cross in the distance and thinks, “God never answered my prayers…” Adult Jae-hoon finishes the thought in a distorted voiceover, “…and I ended up becoming a murderer.”

The first murder was difficult to pull off, but the exhilaration propelled him to continue killing. Twenty-five years after the Head Hunter’s arrest, news outlets report that a relative of one of the victims was burned to death in his own boxing gym.


Jae-hoon narrates that a genetic mutation created psychopaths, of which the top one percent are predators who instinctively prey on humans. A woman arrives at her bus stop one rainy night and notices a man lingering in the distance.

She’s relieved when the man splits off in a different direction after following her into an alleyway. However, someone else appears before her and stabs her in the gut. She bleeds out by a sewage grate and Jae-hoon finishes, “I’m a predator. That’s how I was born.”

GO MOO-CHI (Lee Hee-joon) has grown up to be a rugged police detective who’s dissatisfied that death row inmates don’t get executed. While apprehending a murderer, he decides to take matters into his own hands but a voice in his head urges him not to pull the trigger. He chases the criminal to the ledge of a rooftop.

Taking a swig from his flask, Moo-chi tells him not to jump but follows up with commentary about how he’d never survive prison, making the culprit consider taking his own life. Moo-chi pulls out his gun to shoot, but the murderer jumps to his death. The detective groans and continues drinking on the roof, waking up to a phone call at the crack of dawn.

He arrives at a crime scene still drunk and inspects a dead body that was found in a sewer. It’s the woman who was attacked in an alleyway, and her middle finger was forcefully bent back.

Detective KANG KI-HYUK (Yoon Seo-hyun) fumes to find Moo-chi barging onto his crime scene inebriated again and orders SHIN SANG (Pyo Ji-hoon a.k.a. P.O.) to drag him away.

They belatedly realize that Moo-chi’s giving an interview on live television, announcing that the person who killed this lady also murdered the boxing gym director and is either an attention seeker or against religion. His theory may sound like nonsense, but Moo-chi’s right. Photos of the two victims are plastered all over the culprit’s walls.

Moo-chi visits Seo-joon at the Mujin Detention Center. Moo-chi’s trying to get thrown into jail so that he can decapitate him, but the convict knows he can’t do it. He wasn’t born to be a killer.

Undeterred, Moo-chi recites Leviticus 24:17-20 from the Bible: Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death. […] Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.

Although he typically criticizes God, the passage resonates with Moo-chi and inspires him to pay back what he received. The new plan is to kill Seo-joon in front of his son, so that he suffers the same pain of witnessing such a scarring moment.


A flashback reveals that Ji-eun once visited to announce that she killed their baby, which infuriated Seo-joon. When Moo-chi leaves, Seo-joon relishes in the fact that his son’s alive.

Moo-chi visited Ji-eun’s flower shop back in high school and blamed her for everything. His brother had nine surgeries by that point, and they couldn’t afford the next one so he came to demand her to pay up so that Moo-won doesn’t die.

A crowd formed and learned that Ji-eun’s husband was the Head Hunter. When Moo-chi grabbed Ji-eun, a young boy interrupted by calling out “Mom.” The memory cuts short when Moo-chi stomps on his brakes to avoid hitting someone on his way out.

JUNG BA-REUM (Lee Seung-gi) apologizes profusely for getting in the way. He had noticed an injured bird on the road and used his body to shield it from harm’s way. Although originally livid, Moo-chi just leaves and wonders, “Is he kind or stupid?”

Prison guard NA CHI-KOOK (Lee Seo-joon) escorts Seo-joon back to solitary confinement. The convict asks for some surgical thread to practice with, but Chi-kook doesn’t give in even when Seo-joon says that the other guards never went against his wishes. He musters up the courage to stand up to him and seethes, “You think you’re a king, right? Don’t flatter yourself.” Chi-kook won’t succumb to threats.


However, when he describes the encounter to the prison doctor, he’s given a medical thread kit and is advised to do as Seo-joon says. Chi-kook’s new to the job and hasn’t heard that a retired guard became handicapped after ruining Seo-joon’s mood.

Ba-reum helps his church group set up an event for the inmates at the prison. It speaks volumes to his character that his friend GU DONG-GOO (Woo Ji-hyun) remains unphased when he pulls out the rescued bird.

They’re close friends of Chi-kook’s, who pops by the auditorium to say hi. Dong-goo notices that Chi-kook’s wearing the knock-off watch that he and Ba-reum gifted in celebration of landing this job. Turns out, Ba-reum is so naïve that he was scammed by the seller even though he’s a police officer.

Chi-kook yields the surgical thread to his friends who forgot to bring a sewing kit for their performance later. Dong-goo remembers that Seo-joon is at this facility and asks to meet him – he’s a member of the Head Hunter fan page. Chi-kook can’t believe he’s one of those pathetic fans that stroke the egos of serial killers, not knowing that he only signed up to research for an upcoming movie that he’d like to direct.

Ba-reum and Chi-kook stop for quick break by the prison yard while carrying a heavy prop. Chi-kook shares that death row inmates laze around rather than atoning for their crimes and is ashamed of himself for being scared of someone like that today.

He confesses that the thread was meant for the infamous Head Hunter and points him out to Ba-reum who’s in awe that he looks normal. Meanwhile, a prisoner offers to teach Chi-kook a lesson and Seo-joon instructs him to search for “someone.” Whe he looks up from his book, he locks eyes with Ba-reum.

Moo-chi re-traces the sewer victim Soon-young’s steps. He finds her blood on a different sewage grate and realizes that this is where she was actually killed, taking note of the huge footprints nearby.

When he returns to the precinct, PD CHOI HONG-JOO (Kyung Su-jin) bugs him about the interview he gave earlier that day. She can’t figure out what the connection is between the boxing gym and sewer cases, but he tells her to get lost.

Detective Kang interrogates a sketchy man who admits that he followed Soon-young that night with the intention of asking her on a date. One look at his feet tells Moo-chi that he’s not the killer, but Detective Kang tells him to back off his case.

Hong-joo has been lingering around to get some leads on the boxing gym case that her show is supposed to air an episode on. She blackmails Moo-chi into cooperating with her with photographic evidence of his illegal gambling activities.

The reason she’s fixated on the boxing gym case is because the victim, Soo-ho, is the brother of the woman who was lured in by the young girl and killed by the Head Hunter years ago. She wants to catch the murderer for their mother’s sake.

Moo-chi brings Hong-joo to the spot where Soon-young was killed, which is about 100 meters from where her body was found. Her clothing indicated that she was dragged across the ground, but the question is…why?

Meanwhile, the performance is well underway back at the prison. The inmates aren’t receptive to Ba-reum’s magic show at first, but by the time Seo-joon shows up, everyone’s laughing heartily.

Ba-reum’s final act is to handcuff a volunteer and lock him in the safe. He and Dong-goo spin it around claiming that the inmate will disappear. Everybody panics when they open the door to do their big reveal.

Moo-chi and Hong-joo sit in the exact positions where Soon-young and Soo-ho’s bodies were found. Hong-joo learns that each time, the culprit meticulously sets it up so that the forcefully bent finger points at a nearby cross.

Another commonality between the two cases is that he takes a prize to remember his victims by – a ring from Soon-young and boxing gloves from Soo-ho. This behavior leads Moo-chi to believe that a dangerous psychopath is hunting humans.

Back at the prison, everyone is shocked to see Chi-kook stripped down to his underwear, bloody and unconscious inside the safe. He’s been stabbed multiple times and lost a few fingers.

A prison guard phones the doctor on site, and Seo-joon watches calmly from the back of the room. When the priest GO MOO-WON (Kim Young-jae) instructs someone to turn on the lights, Seo-joon gets up and saunters to the stage. Moo-won recognizes him and the horrific memories resurface.

Ba-reum warns Seo-joon to stay away, but Moo-won speaks up and asks him to help Chi-kook who’s bleeding from his brain. Ba-reum cries while watching Seo-joon perform the suture. Chi-kook is transferred to the ER soon after, but they must look for a missing finger before they’re able to perform surgery.

Moo-chi explains that Soo-ho was killed out of vengeance. There are fractures all over his body, meaning that he was beaten before he was burnt, specifically in areas where a person feels the most pain. Most conclusively, Soo-ho’s blood bookmarked a page from his bible, which is where Moo-chi discovered the “eye for an eye” passage.

It makes it sound like the murderer was retaliating against something Soo-ho had done. People say he was a kind guy, but Moo-chi comments that nobody knows the true inner thoughts of another person.

At the mention of Seo-joon’s son, Hong-joo asks what crime he committed to deserve the pain that Moo-chi’s planning to serve him. The detective scoffs, “Then, what crime did I commit?” To him, it’s only fair that he feels the same pain but more than anything, he’s curious to see how he turned out.

While waiting for Chi-kook’s finger, Ba-reum and Dong-goo overhear Soo-ho’s mother wailing that she didn’t want to be saved. A young doctor named SUNG YO-HAN (Kwon Hwa-woon) comes over and drily explains where she should cut next time if she wishes to die.

Angered, Dong-goo flings himself at the doctor, grabbing him by the lapels and demanding that he apologize. However, Yo-han’s cold gaze causes Dong-goo to back down. Suddenly, the prison guard is back with the missing finger and doctors rush to get Chi-kook into the operation room.

The specialist is still performing another surgery so to Ba-reum’s dismay, Yo-han is asked to assist. He requests a different doctor but is told not to worry, as Yo-han has experience with neurosurgery.


As Moo-chi muses that the murderer must be skilled with a knife and knowledgeable about human anatomy, we watch Yo-han slice the scalp open without the help of a neurosurgeon. Ba-reum’s research shows that Yo-han is the youngest person to pass the medical board exam and has assisted in brain surgeries before.

Chi-kook’s surgery ends well, but they’ll have to wait and see if he recovers. The doctors are impressed by whoever performed the emergency procedure. When they learn that it was the work of the Head Hunter, Yo-han walks off.

Later, Yo-han overhears that the culprit was a prisoner who was teaching Chi-kook a lesson for disrespecting Seo-joon.

High schooler OH BONG-YI (Park Joo-hyun) calls somebody to pick her up from school, looking nervous about the incoming rain. They don’t show up so she heads home alone, anxious about crossing a bridge. She forces herself to do it anyway but her knees buckle when the rain pours and she senses someone approaching her from behind.

Her grandmother swings at the man with her umbrella but when he takes off his hood, Halmoni recognizes that it’s Ba-reum. She wraps the hyperventilating Bong-yi up in a comforting hug, telling her that everything will be okay. Bong-yi gasps about a puppy that doesn’t exist, but Halmoni just says that it ran away.

Bong-yi stomps home angrily when the storm is over and Ba-reum apologizes to Halmoni for scaring them in his bloody outfit. She makes him stay for dinner and he wears one of her outfits while waiting for his clothes to dry, hee.

He tries to grab his favorite rolled omelette, but the grouchy Bong-yi physically blocks him from picking one up. Halmoni watches giddily from the side as Ba-reum fusses over the wound on Bong-yi’s palm. Noticing this, the teenager snaps at him and hides in her room.

Halmoni says that she’s just shy in front of the man she likes and asks what he thinks about marrying her granddaughter. Things get super uncomfortable when Halmoni brags that the 19-year-old is well-endowed and curvy, so he gets up to leave.

Hong-joo does some research and gets Daniel to feature on her show, Sherlock Hong-joo. He mentions that Edmund Kemper’s killing instincts awakened after he murdered his own grandparents out of curiosity. Most psychopaths’ killer instincts remain dormant until something triggers it.

Moo-chi’s interview explains that Soo-ho was killed to enact revenge, but it sparked something within the killer, who chose Soon-young as his next victim randomly. He’s sure that this is the start of a killing spree where the murders will become bolder and more frequent now.

He’s right once again, because a homeless man’s corpse is found in an abandoned warehouse, again with the signature finger pointing at a cross. Moo-chi warns the viewers that if this is the work of a psychopath, then he could be hunting for his next prey at any given moment.


The distorted voiceover of adult Jae-hoon takes over to explain that he’s not in great condition today after watching that broadcast. He picks out a murder weapon and scours the streets for a tiny and weak target who won’t fight back. A photo of a woman is added to his wall after the deed is done.

Hong-joo wraps up the episode by reminding the public of the Zodiac Killer who had once asked, “Please help me. I can’t stop myself,” and suggests that this new serial killer may also need their help.


Ba-reum is on patrol a week later and vomits when he and his colleagues find a dead cat with its teeth pulled out. They task him with handing out fliers around the neighborhood instead.

Halmoni nags Bong-yi all morning long to get home earlier, graduate high school, and most importantly, figure out how to marry Ba-reum. Sick of hearing his name every day, she shrieks, “Why are you trying to sell me off to such an old man?”

Her grandmother doesn’t think she’ll find a better catch anywhere else. Ba-reum is handsome, good-natured, and even won an award for good citizenship. Bong-yi leaves the house in annoyance, only to find Ba-reum outside holding a stack of fliers.


He hands her one and she complains that tax dollars are wasted on them – it’s been months yet they still haven’t caught the cat killer. Ba-reum tries to give her medication for her wound, but she scurries away.

Halmoni comes out limping, about to attend Moo-won’s last service before he transfers to another location. Ba-reum notices and realizes that she was late picking up Bong-yi because she injured herself, not because she lost track of time. Halmoni asks him to keep it a secret.

Ba-reum applies antiseptic for her and declares that he’ll go pick up Bong-yi next time it pours. Halmoni avoids answering truthfully when Ba-reum asks why she isn’t able to cross bridges in the rain.


Bong-yi witnesses Moo-won being verbally attacked by Soo-ho’s mother. She asks why he believes in God and shares that He didn’t save her in her time of need, so she doesn’t care for Him. She later has a panic attack after recognizing a criminal on television.

Moo-chi combs through the garbage in his house to pick up a call on his day off. He’s annoyed at first but runs over to a greenhouse where a young woman’s body was found. As if to confirm Moo-chi’s theory, Jae-hoon wrapped Soo-ho’s boxing gloves around the victim’s neck, placed Soon-young’s missing ring on her finger, and made her wear the missing shoe of the homeless man. The one thing Moo-chi doesn’t recognize is Chi-kook’s watch.

Confused that there’s no cross involved, Moo-chi removes the woman’s hand from her mouth. Sure enough, the murderer carved a cross on the roof of her mouth and her finger was pointing at it.

The detective discovers a bloody message written just for him when he looks up: Bingo! Detective Go Moo-chi’s marvelous deductive skills. Please! I hope you like the gift I prepared.

Meanwhile, Yo-han is approached by a man who says that somebody would like to see him. He visits Seo-joon in jail and the convict says, “I was curious to see how my son grew up.”


Ba-reum visits Chi-kook at the hospital. On his way out, he catches the news reporting on the newest victim of the serial killer. Yo-han gets to the hospital and sees Ba-reum in the lobby. Young Jae-hoon narrates, “Mom once told me that there was one more child besides me who was carrying the monster gene. I was always curious. What happened to that child?”

Ba-reum turns around to make eye contact with Yo-han, missing the fact that they’re reporting on Chi-kook’s unique knock-off watch on TV. They maintain their eye contact as Jae-hoon continues, “Did he become a predator like me, or did he become a normal person?”

 
COMMENTS

The premiere episodes of Mouse leaves us with tons to think about, that’s for sure. I didn’t realize the first time I watched the episode, but there were only three corpses shown to Jae-hoon in the beginning. Presumably, they were Stepdad and Jae-hoon’s two siblings, so Ji-eun is likely still alive. She wasn’t present when Jae-hoon was named the prime suspect. What happened after he destroyed their family, and how did Jae-hoon spend the rest of his childhood?

The show makes a very deliberate choice in keeping Jae-hoon’s face hidden and even masking his adult voiceovers, meaning they don’t want us to know who he grew up to be. All we know is that he unleashed his dormant killer instincts by murdering the boxing gym director, Soo-ho. All signs seem to point at the young doctor Yo-han (he even has the same last name as Ji-eun). He does not care about others’ emotions, is an absolute genius, knows his stuff when it comes to human anatomy, and was even called over to meet Seo-joon. Although it seems like their meeting solidified the fact that they’re father and son, this is a 20-episode drama with 85-minute episodes (help), so it feels way too early for this to be the correct answer.

Judging from the final scene, it seems that it’s either Yo-han or Ba-reum. It’s much more believable for Ba-reum to be the son of the other lady who claimed that her late husband was an extremely kind man. That woman mourned the loss of her husband and was sure that her child would be just like him. She would’ve showered him with love and affection, and from what we’ve seen, Ba-reum is an absolute angel.

On the other hand, Ji-eun gave birth despising Jae-hoon’s father. (Who can blame her, really?) Knowing that Jae-hoon possesses the same gene and has the possibility of becoming a murderer would’ve likely caused a strain on their relationship. The stepfather didn’t seem to treat Jae-hoon with kindness either. This is not to put the blame on anyone other than Jae-hoon, but I wonder how much his upbringing and environment had to do with the path he ultimately chose? Regardless of whether Jae-hoon is Yo-han or Ba-reum, it’s a fact that he became a serial killer targeting people at random.

If only 1% of those with the psychopath gene become predators and the killing instinct stays dormant until it is triggered, then this is really just a case of nature vs. nurture. Although they keep emphasizing that killers are born that way, there are 99% of those born with the gene that manage to not go down that route. It’s interesting that Jae-hoon calls himself a monster and even prayed to God that he wouldn’t become one. The way he speaks about it seems like he always expected to become a killer, so I wonder…how much of this mindset influenced him to go through with his more questionable actions? I’m quite interested to see what direction Mouse will take to answer all of our burning questions. The acting is superb so far, and I’m eager to see what’s in store for us. I just hope that Chi-kook will be okay, and that Ba-reum isn’t evil!

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When L.U.C.A meets Mouse: genetically engineering superior humans to replace the old-fashioned kind, and splicing in some serial killer genes to speed the replacement process.

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If the philosophy behind the drama is nurture>nature then they should have made kind Lee seungi's character Ji eun's son and that evil doctor the other lady's son.
Now the show is kind of saying that both the kids possess the same gene but one of their father was a killer so the son will also turn out to be like that and the other kid's father was a kind man so his son is also the same.
What even was the purpose of saying that the dead researcher was a kind man?
So if the intention of the show is to say that nurture has a major role then they better make extra scenes to make that clear in the case of Jae Hoon.
And Kyung su-jin's character seems to be that little girl who helped in the murder of that young woman.

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Nurture > Nature is what got me into this drama. I wanted to see how they will lay out the importance of nurture into shaping a person’s character and personality.

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Same!
After the first ep, I was afraid that all these twisted things and murders will only be used to sensationalize. Hopefully not.

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Your comment made me go back to ep 1. It's not clear how pregnant the other woman was. Would be makjang if Ji-eun swapped the babies.

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She was not as far along - Ji-Eun comments that there’s still time for her to have an abortion. In my country that would put her under 20 weeks along (full term pregnancy is 40 weeks).

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I mean it's only 2 episodes in. Kind Lee Seung-gi may not be as kind as he seems and the evil doctor may not be as evil as he seems either. Also as asterell said, it'd be makjang but not outside the realm of kdrama possibility if babies were swapped

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Actually, I think the babies were swapped - it might have been an experiment as we have a scientist and his theory about genes to (dis)prove

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Yes Yes! As everyone else said I hope there is a twist to this. I don't want Lee seungi's character to turn evil lol but yeah he is too kind for an ML in a twisted thriller.
I don't think the swapping is possible though. Unless the mother dies while giving birth or some such because the babies are months apart.
It is curious how the mother was never in the picture in Jaehoon's childhood scenes. And the scene where his supposed mother was strangling him is also hazy.

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In the description about her char that i found from last year it said this "When she was a child, she used to be a murderer’s tout."

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At this stage I am speculating wildly about who is a psychopath (current best guess: everyone) and who isn’t. It’s only episode 2 which makes me assume that nothing is straightforward as presented (e.g emotionless doctor as Head Hunter’s son).

I enjoyed LSG in Grandma’s clothes 😄. I’m very suspicious of his character every time he pops up pretty much solely because of the casting, he hasn’t done anything to deserve it yet 😅

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Honestly, not only ADN can make killers... The 2 brothers from Head Hunter's killing could kill too. They were completely abandonned by the adults. They couldn't learn to live with their trauma. The cop has clearly big issues. He was totally crazy during all the episode... The priest looks suspicious too.

I'm curious about Bong-yi, what happened to her?

Korean Police is interesting they can interrogate a minor alone, then he left the police station alone like this? Fend for yourself!

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I think Bong-yi was the child who lured the unnie into the fake crash site and got murdered.

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It's I thought too but after she panicked when she saw an arrested man on the TV, so I wondered if it was another crime.

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I thought so too but the age wise, it can't be her. And young Bong-yi is played by a girl who played young Hwang Jung-Eum in Men are Men.
The incident says 10 years ago. 10 years ago from when? So confusing.
But I'm guessing that girl who lured the unnie into the fake crash was Kyung Soo-Jin?

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Maybe there is a reason why she's leaving with her grandma too.

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She can't cross the bridge in the rain😢
It looks like something super bad happened in the past, is she also related to some murder? (who isn't in this drama anyway)

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I guess. It looks like she has panick attack because of the rain if she's alone. The grandma talked about her puppy and kinda stopped the story. Then there was a flashback with the guy at the police station who said he will find her.

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I don't think so. Bong Yi is 19 and the incident happened in 1995. The timeline doesn't match. Don't forget the drama began in year 2000, then there was a 5 year jump,2005, then a 10 years back -1995

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I think the PD Hong-joo is the one who lured the unnie into the fake crash. She even said something like she was repenting for her sins or something when Moo-chi asked her why she was so interested in Soo-ho's case (he was the dead unnie's brother).

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I think so too.
And among the main cast, it has to be one of two actresses. Since Park Joo-hyun was too young for the incident, it must be Kyung Soo-jin.

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It is Kyung su jin's character who lured that unnie. That's why she said she has a responsibility to find the killer of the boxing player. Because he is the brother of that young lady. There was also the boxing glove she was carrying with her to gift him.

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Could she be the young girl /sibling of Jae Hoon. There were only 3 bodies, one could be the mother. I think JaeHoon is the son of that lady who decided not to kill the baby. And Ba reum is the son of Ji-eun.

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Okay I have a question, having only read the recap. Are we supposed to ... emphasise with Moo-Chi? I know the show states that he is not a killer, but from the way it is described he basically made that guy jump to his death. I wonder who (if anyone) the show wants us to root for, Ba-Reum seems too good to be true in a show like this, but if they make LSG a serial killer I will watch, haha.

I do still think the message of this show is muddled. If only 1% of the people with this gene become serial killers, then why was there a vote to do forced abortions on women last episode. They made it seem like 99% of people with this gene became serial killers, but on the off chance that 1% becomes a genius 4 people voted against it.

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Lee Seung-gi's character has been behaving so sweetly, I almost got cavities watching him. I started watching everything he did and tried to think about how it could be interpreted in a darker way. For example, that moment when he vomited. Others criticized him for being too weak if he couldn't handle a dead cat. My attention was caught when the killer said that he was not in the best condition--was he sick?--and therefore decided to choose an easier target for his next killing. I put those two things together in my head, lol. While his extreme kindness could be a cover for something darker, I also got to thinking that the show could be misleading us in that regard. With the doctor--Sung Yo-han--his seeming lack of empathy does not a killer make. And his interview with Seo-joon could also be misleading: Seo-joon could have been talking directly to his son; or he might have recognized his son and asked Sung Yo-han to arranage a meating between them.

I think we have at least three possible suspects so far.

What if neither character with the psychopathy/genius genes were the culprit?

We haven't seen much of adult Moo-won, who's a priest, but for some reason, I am eyeing him with suspicion.

The hatred toward the Church and God--could his priestly robes be a cover?

And there was something about the killer's large feet. Could he be wearing larger shoes to fool someone? I have more thoughts about this, but I was thinking of Moo-won's limp. I believe he walks with a limp, am I right?

Anyway, I'll keep watching and theorizing. LOL

I hope that this is clear. I'm writing this quickly because I have to step out for a bit. LOL

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Agreeing with everything you just wrote. Anytime some person gets murdered, i try to think where Bareum was. Bareum, if he is the killer, hasn't been killing anyone human until... after ... what? There are probably two different patterns for serial killings. I suspect the gym guy got killed for a reason. But what does the Chi Kook victim got to do with it?

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I am wondering what you think about the latest two episodes (especially the ending of episode four). I am waiting for the recaps.

At this point, so many people are suspicious (and many things could be misleading). Do we have multiple killers?

As for Chi-kook: he had the audacity to stand up to Seo-jun. He wasn't going to treat the latter like the king of the prison. If the killer is connected to Head Hunter, could he have attacked Chi-kook for that "insolence?" I don't know at this point. I guess I'll have to keep watching with a more careful eye. :)

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I really liked the first two episodes though they were confusing.

If Jae Hoon is the murderer than it appears the boxer was his first murder, so who killed his step dad and siblings?

Lee Seung-gi's character is too nice. I'd love it if he was the serial killer, but he's probably the one with the psychopath gene who was raised in a nurturing home, and the killer will target those he cares about to try to trigger his killing instinct.

I find it creepy that the grandma keeps trying to set up Ba-Reum with her teenage granddaughter.

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The actress who is playing Bong Yi is 26 though. Maybe she is going to get killed.

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I guess the grandma thinks she's old and she will leave her granddaughter soon. She doesn't want to let alone because she's traumatized and needs someone around her. Ba-reum is a nice guy (at least for now :p) and he would be a good choice.

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What if Bong-yi was raped? That's the impression I got. And the guy on tv to be released, wasn't he a rapist? Maybe a puppy was used to lure her. Whatever her story is, I'm kind of lovin' her and her crush on Ba-reum. It is confusing who Jae-hoon grew up to be; right now, I trust no one.

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i really wanted to like this one. i love the actors and i like a good suspenseful piece but this is too much gore and guts for me.

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Or maybe seunggi plays a twin role in this drama, one is good and the other is bad

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I never leave any comment before on any drama recaps but triggered (wow am i a psychopath?) to do so to state my lingering thought.

The show did a brilliant job on casting a much lookalike young 5 years old and 10 years old jae hoon. So what distubing me is that both young actors resembled lee seung gi (ba-reum character) so much.

I just hope that ba-reum (jae hoon from my opinion) grown up to be a naive and kind man, he might be the HeadHunter son but following his step is not a compulsery to him.

Anyhow, cant wait to find out more of their secrets and plot twist.

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I actually won’t mind if Lee Seung Gi (Ba-reum) actually turned out to be the serial killer, because that would make it such an interesting watch! However, having seen the Kodarma world for over a decade now (yeah! I am that old!) there are hardly any idea as where I have actually seen the famous actors actually play the bad guy through and through. May be except for Namgoong Min playing the baddest guy ever in “Remember!”. Any beanies know of any of kdramas where the bad guys were bad through the entire drama and such were played by leading protagonists?

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im almost pretty sure the Ba reum is Dr. Seo joon son. although after this episode the story is leading us to believe that the son is dr. Yo han. If that's the case i feel like story doesn't have a twist and its early to reveal everything.. also like you said why do they have to used a distorted VoiceOver for adult Jae-hoon if he is really Dr. Yo han. im pretty sure is the son of the psychopath father is Lee Seung Gi. there's a connection between the two of them. and that's why they point out the that's its only 99% accurate and that ji eun don't want to bet on that 1%. im sure something happen between the two pregnant mothers.

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I think Ba-reum and Jae-hoon could've been switched at birth. And nurture>nature plays an impact in making Ba-reum kind even though his father is a serial killer.

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Two episodes in & I am of the thought that the babies were swapped. That is the only way those flasbacks will make sense especially from that conversation between the two pregnant women. Then there was the other scene where Doctor Daniel Lee hands another result in a brown envelope to a person in a car whom we never see their face.

I think there is more to those scenes from that hospital encounter with Dr. Daniel Lee in 1995.

I believe Mouse wants to dive deep into the Nature v Nurture debate through its storytelling.

Interesting!

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