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Mouse: Episode 11

Our dutiful cop finds it increasingly difficult to contain his dark desires. As he battles with his inner self, a familiar face appears and offers some advice. Everyone’s on high alert, afraid of what a criminal plans to do.

 
EPISODE 11 RECAP

In a vast meadow, a younger boy found Jae-hoon staring at a bloodied animal while clutching a knife, void of emotion. Undaunted, the boy took Jae-hoon’s hand and noted that the cut must be painful. He ignored Jae-hoon grumping at him to get lost and instead, applied mashed up pennywort onto the wound for disinfection purposes.

With less bite to his words, Jae-hoon asked if the boy wasn’t scared – everyone else avoided him ever since the rabbit incident. The boy firmly stated that he wouldn’t leave a wounded friend behind, but told Jae-hoon not to kill animals anymore. Jae-hoon wondered why he wasn’t born like him and desperately wished, “I want to be like this kid.”

Presently, Ba-reum freaks out about killing Woo Hyung-chul and adding to his horror, imagines Yo-han grinning at him. He asks how Ba-reum feels – isn’t it exhilarating killing someone?

Shaken by the night’s events, Ba-reum arrives at home and tells himself that it’s Yo-han’s fault. The former doctor pops up again and asks if Ba-reum feels better blaming him. No matter how much he denies it, he’s still a murderer.

Grasping at straws, Ba-reum claims that it was self defense but Yo-han snickers knowingly that Ba-reum enjoyed watching Hyung-chul taking his last breath. In denial, Ba-reum roars at Yo-han to get lost.

When morning comes, Ba-reum dutifully reports to the station to confess. Moo-chi and the Violent Crimes squad don’t hear him whisper it at first, but all heads whip towards Ba-reum when he booms, “I said, I killed him!”

A task force is sent to the warehouse to investigate but oddly, nothing’s askew and not a trace of blood is found. One colleague pulls Moo-chi aside and suggests taking Ba-reum to the hospital. After all, side effects of brain surgery are unknown.

Ba-reum insists that it really did happen, but the team is informed that Hyung-chul turned on his cellphone so they have his location. Back at the station, they review footage of Hyung-chul stowing away on a boat.

Ba-reum asks if Moo-chi already knew about Hyung-chul’s involvement with the recent murders. Moo-chi admittedly felt uneasy that Yo-han could’ve been innocent but after digging around, he confirmed that the murders were merely a copycat. Soo-ho was burned alive, but the high schooler Kim Jin-ah was burned after death.

Moo-chi sent someone to tail Hyung-chul but unfortunately, they lost track of him. The detective meant to fill Ba-reum in when he visited the substation but the video of Hye-won sent him running around busily and ultimately led Moo-chi to finding her and Young-hee’s bodies. Moo-chi notes that Ba-reum seems to desperately want Yo-han to be innocent.

Ba-reum drops by the hospital to check on Seul-gi and Dong-goo thanks him for his help. Although Dong-goo didn’t truly believe that Ba-reum would’ve killed Hyung-chul, he couldn’t help but think it was well deserved at first.

At home, Ba-reum receives a call from Moo-chi telling him to report to the Evidence Storage team for work tomorrow. His head splits thinking about Hyung-chul’s death, but a meow reminds him that it’s his cat’s mealtime. Phew, she’s alive!

Ba-reum hasn’t re-gained her trust yet but promises to never harm her again. When he moves the bird cage out of his way, the shocking memory of snapping Eo Bong-yi’s frail body and tossing her out of the window resurfaces.

The following day, Ba-reum learns that the bird was found dead outside his window and some kids had given her a proper burial. Ba-reum is now convinced that what happened with Hyung-chul was real as well, so he heads to the warehouse.

Nothing stands out initially but when he pulls a tarp off a mound of materials, Ba-reum finds a scorch mark on the ground in the exact spot where he remembered kicking down a barrel of fire – this is all the proof that he needs to confirm that it wasn’t just a hallucination. The question is, who cleaned things up?

On the night of the incident, a man had waited for Ba-reum to leave before taking Hyung-chul’s body and meticulously cleaning up the scene of the crime. Watching Ba-reum now, the man (who notably has an “OZ” tattoo on his finger) calls someone and reports, “I think he noticed. What should I do?”

Determined to do the right thing even if he’s deemed mentally ill, Ba-reum heads to the police station. On his way there, an elderly man trips and sends them both tumbling to the ground. When Ba-reum enters the station, he gets a call from a stranger asking, “Are you thinking of turning yourself in, Jung Ba-reum?”

Ba-reum realizes that his phone must’ve been switched during the collision earlier. The elderly man somehow knows about the brain surgery and the fact that Hyung-chul’s body disappeared, so Ba-reum agrees to meet up.

At their proposed meeting place, Ba-reum is knocked out with chloroform and wakes up in an unfamiliar place. The old man removes his disguise to greet him, and I’m just as shocked as Ba-reum to see Daniel Lee staring back at him. He’s alive!

Daniel brushes off questions about himself and directs the conversation towards Hyung-chul, whom everyone believes smuggled to the Philippines by boat. Daniel hints that they only made it seem that way – Hyung-chul did get on the boat, but is likely fish food right now.

What the professor really wants to know is how Ba-reum felt while killing him. Ba-reum claims it was self defense, but Daniel tells him to be honest, knowing that he felt a pleasure that he didn’t even know existed.

Yo-han’s brain is slowly consuming Ba-reum’s, and now that he has killed somebody, his murderous switch has flipped. The urge to kill will continue to grow, and treatment won’t help this addiction.

Daniel proposes curbing his bloodthirst by killing off the top 1% of psychopaths, which would save innocent lives. Ba-reum just needs to bring their DNA for Daniel to confirm their predator status. The cop yells that he’s crazy and vows to turn himself in, but Daniel points out that it’s hard to believe without a body or evidence.

Even if somebody ended up believing Ba-reum’s story about Yo-han’s brain merging with his, he’d just end up becoming a science experiment. Daniel returns Ba-reum’s phone and warns that the time between his murderous switch flipping will shorten, and he’ll end up killing his loved ones first if he ignores the urge.

The next day, Shin Sang finds Ba-reum in his new role while dropping off evidence. He looks particularly spiffy so Ba-reum assumes he’s going on a blind date, but he’s actually guesting on Sherlock Hong-joo tonight for the show’s return.

He gets an earful from Moo-chi after grabbing an outdated bill in a plastic bag to buy drinks with (didn’t he learn from that coffee mix incident?). The bill was given to Moo-chi by a child (Bong-yi) as a retainer fee to kill a bad guy.

The comeback episode of Sherlock Hong-joo wraps up smoothly and next week’s focus will be on sexual offences against children as the one year mark of Kang Deok-soo’s release draws near. As a child psychology major, Shin Sang offers to return as a guest.

He mentions that Moo-chi put Deok-soo behind bars and is close with one of the victims. Hong-joo realizes that she must’ve been the person Moo-chi wanted her to take in.

Bong-yi’s words seem to have reached the alcoholic mother, who sends her daughter Yoo-na to live with her father for now. Deok-soo lurks in the shadows as Yoo-na takes her mother’s phone and is told to contact Bong-yi if she wants to chat.

Ba-reum gets called to Bong-yi’s workplace and finds her drunk. She cups his face in her hands, then squeezes his cheeks and pouts, “You can’t even remember saying I should marry you, you idiot,” before passing out. Pfft. Bong-yi’s boss fills Ba-reum in – an old classmate appeared and taunted her about a case and calling her pitiful, which led to a fight.

He brings Bong-yi back to her place and gently tucks her in. While caressing her hair, Ba-reum feels the urge to wrap his hands around her neck. Ba-reum fights against it but spooked by his own actions, leaves in a rush. He’s beyond frustrated that Daniel’s words are ringing true.

Bong-yi is woken up and cringes in embarrassment when she remembers her outburst. Ba-reum forgot his phone so she runs out to bring it to hi, but he’s too lost in though tto hear her across the street. Deok-soo passes her at the crosswalk and whispers something into her ear.

Hong-joo witnessed this while stopped at the light and runs out to help Bong-yi up. Ba-reum happened to see, too, and remembers that Halmoni trusted him to take care of Bong-yi. He decides to wipe up Deok-soo’s spit with a handkerchief.

After escorting Bong-yi home, Hong-joo is accused of exploiting victims for a good headline. The PD clarifies that she’s not here to cover a story and was just worried about Bong-yi because of Moo-chi, who suggested that they live together.

Bong-yi explodes, “Why should I do that?” Deok-soo’s the criminal here, so why should she keep running? Exhausted, Bong-yi kicks Hong-joo out and claims she’ll take care of herself.

Hong-joo visits Moo-chi the next morning to inform him of what happened, providing the dash cam footage. He’s enraged but the probation officers claim that Deok-soo’s acting lawfully, and that a victim’s restraining order doesn’t apply to him.

Ba-reum wipes Deok-soo’s spit all over a brand new toothbrush, then gathers his colleagues’ toothbrushes and presents them all to Daniel as a test to see if he can find the psychopath gene.

Daniel picks the correct one and asks, “Who is it?” He warns Ba-reum that he must be stopped, because somebody who’s a psychopathic predator will commit the same crime no matter what, and they’ll get worse as they evolve.

Ba-reum digs up Bong-yi’s case from the database and watches a video of her making a statement as a child, battered up from the assault. She was sent on an errand to get more makgeolli for Halmoni and the restaurant is where Deok-soo first laid eyes on her.

Deok-soo left ahead of Bong-yi and on that rainy night, Bong-yi came across an abandoned puppy and tried to help it. She was attacked by Deok-soo, and Ba-reum recalls how Bong-yi had cried about the puppy in Halmoni’s arms last year.

Moo-chi had saved Bong-yi and arrested Deok-soo but in court, the sex offender claimed that he was too drunk and would never commit such a heinous crime.

Kang Deok-soo was sentenced to ten years of prison and the court recognized that he had reduced emotional and physical capacity, which made Halmoni extremely angry. Ba-rem sheds a tear reading about it, upset by the situation.

Ba-reum drops by Bong-yi’s place to check on her. She uses up her energy to box while thinking about what Deok-woo whispered to her: “I think about you when it rains.” Moo-chi thinks about the young Bong-yi who’d given him the 1,000 won bill and decides to make good on his promise to kill Deok-soo upon release.

Both men head to Deok-soo’s place, but Ba-reum arrives first. Watching Deok-soo through the window, Ba-reum recalls Dong-goo mentioning that he thought killing Hyung-chul was a good thing because the bastard deserved to die. He leaves just as Moo-chi arrives.

The detective wastes no time and punches Deok-soo who feigns ignorance about why he’s here. Deok-soo quietly shares what he said to Bong-yi that night. Whatever it was causes Moo-chi to be even angrier than before, pinning the criminal down and sticking the barrel of his gun to his head. At this moment, Deok-soo’s mother gets home and Moo-chi gets locked behind bars.

Deok-soo puts on an act and claims that he lives in atonement, so Team Leader Bok sends him home first. The criminal secretly smirks at Moo-chi before leaving and the detective realizes that he’s been played. He tells Shin Sang that Deok-soo purposely provoked him to separate him from Bong-yi and asks him for favor, since nobody will release him.

Meanwhile, Ba-reum stocks up on tools like hammers and chains, dressed in black and working out to prepare. He waits until midnight to make his move but when he gets to Deok-soo’s place, the convict is foaming at the mouth with a suicide letter next to him. Ba-reum brings him to the hospital and figures that his atonement letter is proof that he’s not a psychopath, believing that he has reformed.

The next day, he comes across his aunt struggling with a whining child and learns that he has a cousin named Hoon-seok. Hoon-seok throws a tantrum because his mother won’t buy him a cat, so Ba-reum treats him to some food. His aunt watches from afar as the cousins interact, and Ba-reum promises to show him his cat when she gives birth.

Shin Sang visits Bong-yi and hands her a taser as instructed by Moo-chi, and informs her that he’s in jail for attacking Deok-soo. Bong-yi learns that it’s forecasted to rain this weekend and shudders – Deok-soo had whispered to her, “When it rains, I’ll come to your house.” When Moo-chi learns of the weather, he begs to be let out, knowing what Deok-soo said to Bong-yi.

Ba-reum gets home and grins to see that Butterfly has given birth, immediately calling Hoon-seok to share the good news. Since his aunt is visiting “Jeju Halmoni” and the ajumma that Hoon-seok is home with is sleeping, Ba-reum decides to pick him up and gets his address. He finds it odd that they live in a different neighborhood than he’d originally thought.

Shin Sang heads out to film another episode but finds Deok-soo’s mother lingering outside the station. She apologizes for not raising Deok-soo well and came with a statement asking them to release Moo-chi. Shin Sang hands the statement to Detective Ki from the Violent Crimes team since he’s running late.

As the Sherlock Hong-joo show begins, Bong-yi solemnly purchases a new knife and Ba-reum picks Hoon-seok up after leaving a note for his aunt. Shin Sang explains that the police force can monitor those who are at high risk to be repeated offenders individually. Everybody’s alert when a criminal is released, but when a year passes, people begin to relax and assume the criminal has rehabilitated.

He goes on to explain that this is actually the most dangerous time, because they’re waiting for the boundaries to lift so they can commit crimes again. Sure enough, Deok-soo’s getting a quick workout in and chuckles while hearing these statements, preparing to head out. Deok-soo watches Bong-yi walking home in the pouring rain, smiling. He takes a call from a probation officer who checks in, claiming that he’s just out at the pharmacy.

Hoon-seok loves the kittens and notes that Butterfly doesn’t seem to like Ba-reum, judging by how she hisses at him. Ba-reum decides to cook a meal to change topics and during the meal, Yo-han appears behind Hoon-seok with his hands tightening around his neck. Ba-reum freezes in shock.

The probation office gets notice that Deok-soo’s anklet is damaged and that he’s on the move. This is reported as breaking news and Bong-yi, who was prepared with her new knife, lets out a breath of relief thinking that Deok-soo ran away.

She grabs snacks from the convenience store and catches part of Sherlock Hong-joo. The shopkeeper tells her that Yoo-na dropped by earlier, and Bong-yi realizes something when Shin Sang claims that pedophiles never change and will always target children.

While Ba-reum fixes a clogged sink, Hoon-seok hounds him to play without realizing that Ba-reum’s demeanor has gone cold. Eek, his switch must be on. Hoon-seok runs off to play hide-and-seek and Ba-reum complains in annoyance that he’s noisy.

Moo-chi begs Detective Kang to let him out now that nobody’s around, yelling that Bong-yi’s in danger. He pleads with him to turn a blind eye, and is willing to report that he stole the key himself.

Detective Kang tosses it over to him but warns that he’ll lose his badge the moment he opens the door, so will he choose Han Seo-joon or Oh Bong-yi? Moo-chi only contemplates for a brief second before zooming down the stairs, past Detective Ki (who never turned in that statement, tsk).

Ba-reum starts seeking while clutching onto a wrench and as it thunders outside, he sings a creepy rendition of the hide-and-seek song. Meanwhile, Bong-yi enters Yoo-na’s place where her mother is passed out and checks the phone that was left behind.

Deok-soo carries a child over his shoulders – he’d used pliers to remove his anklet earlier that night. When Yoo-na was sent to live with her father, Deok-soo overheard Mom telling her to contact Bong-yi if she needed anything.

He looked up the phone number and sent her a text disguised as Bong-yi, lying that her mother is sick and that Yoo-na needs to come home. Bong-yi realizes that she was never the target – Yoo-na was. She reports this to the police. Officers respond to Bong-yi’s call but Yoo-na’s mother tells them that her child isn’t missing, mistaking a pile of blankets for her daughter.

Moo-chi and Hong-joo both speed off to Bong-yi’s neighborhood, realizing that she could be in trouble. Moo-chi’s car crashes on the side of the road and the man with the finger tattoo knocks him out from behind.

Ba-reum’s in predator mode and finally finds Hoon-seok hiding in the closet, fast asleep. Hoon-seok’s phone lights up and only classical music is heard as Ba-reum emotionlessly hits something repeatedly with his wrench.

Deok-soo brings Yoo-na to an empty field but Bong-yi sneaks up and pounces on him. The convict fights back but Bong-yi is unrelenting, hanging on for dear life. She takes quite a beating until Ba-reum arrives – Bong-yi begs him to save Yoo-na before passing out. Ba-reum takes Daniel’s advice and attacks the pedophile to protect his loved ones from himself.

 
COMMENTS

It’s so ridiculous to me that the police would even approve Kang Deok-soo’s request to live in the same neighborhood as Bong-yi. Even if they somehow weren’t aware before, Moo-chi made it very clear when he confronted the probation officers, yet they claimed that everything Deok-soo is doing is well within his rights. He manipulated the court to receive a lower sentence and is out on the prowl again. Ankle monitors and phone calls aren’t going to do anything to protect the children that he sets his sights on. With such despicable criminals not receiving more severe punishment, it’s no wonder that people like Moo-chi are so frustrated with the system. Han Seo-joon literally has the entire prison facility at his beck and call – he’s living a life of luxury, not a life of atonement.

I’m glad that Daniel Lee is back so that we can learn more about this psychopath gene that seems more common than you’d think. It feels like Daniel is the only person who can truly help Ba-reum work through his current predicament, and we’ve reached a very interesting territory of the story. If Ba-reum begins to choose the top 1% to kill off, does that make him a good person, or every much as punishable as other murderers? This is an interesting twist and adds another layer to his character, if he becomes a vigilante enacting justice on his own terms. I just wish he’d accept that he has a problem and stop creating opportunities for himself to slip up. Why bring a child into your home when you have a murderous side to you that you can’t quite control? Even if he’s in denial, it’s his responsibility to protect others from his murderous counterpart. Daniel detected the psychopath gene from the correct toothbrush, but what if the psychopath gene he detected wasn’t from Deok-soo’s DNA but Ba-reum’s, since he used his handkerchief to pick up the spit? I hope it doesn’t take long for Daniel to realize that Ba-reum himself was born with the psychopath genes.

I’m most curious about Ba-reum’s family backstory. It was odd to me that his aunt quickly glossed over his mother’s death after Ba-reum was released from the hospital, only saying that she died in an accident on a rainy day. I considered that there might’ve been something sketchy about her death that his aunt might’ve been hiding, but I never thought she could still be alive! Knowing that Hoon-seok lives with an “ajumma,” could Ba-reum’s mother still be alive? And who is this “Jeju Halmoni” that Ba-reum seemed to be so confused about? The most glaring red flag that something’s wrong is that Ba-reum’s aunt lied about where she lived. Ba-reum moved to Pyeongan-dong to be closer to his aunt after his surgery, but she lives in a different neighborhood, Mujin-dong. Was that to put some distance between them? She seems to genuinely care about Ba-reum, so what could’ve happened? Did Ba-reum hurt his mother without realizing it, like how Woo Hyung-chul killed his?

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Has anyone tested Daniel Lee to see if he has the psychopath gene? Because they really, really should. The normal response in this situation is not to encourage the patient with the traumatic brain injury to commit more murder.

I kind of wonder if there’s some big lab rat experiment conspiracy going on in the background - it can’t be that easy to fake your own death then have money to live off and do psychopath DNA tests with 😅

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I am of the belief that a lot of experimentation is and has been going on. Ba-reum may have been a psychopath all along, but there is also the possibility of more twists. I would like to know how Daniel Lee even survived, but this is kdramaland after all.

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Possibly wasn’t ever really attacked? Just staged in order to disappear.

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Who knows at this point? It could have been staged, but that would make me hate the way scene was directed (which simply would have been to fool the audience). If I remember correctly, he did seem to have been stabbed. But it wouldn't surprise me if this were a mislead. Either way, I hope that his supposed death is addressed; there have been a number of dramas that have completely glossed over a character's inexplicable escape from death or near death.

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I’m hopeful that it will be; there are still a lot of episodes left. I want them to tell us what happened to the kidnapped boy as well. I think there have been a couple of times when the drama has later explained things that were left hanging for a bit so hopefully doesn’t just get handwaved over.

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"there have been a couple of times when the drama has later explained things that were left hanging for a bit...."

Yes, so I hope that this and other questions are fully answered. I also wonder about the young boy who was kidnapped.

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Do we know who met Daniel Lee at the amusement park? I don't remember. Is it possible Daniel stabbed the person who came (someone he considered a psychopath?) and that's why the audience saw the scene that way?

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@winkydink I don’t think we know for certain - it was heavily implied it was Yo Han because they had the phone conversation beforehand but that doesn’t mean it actually was. So I would say it’s possible Daniel was the one doing the stabbing.

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I don't recall if the face of the stabber was clearly shown. But it was sort of made to look like it could have been Yo-han, based on the way the whole scene (from the moment Daniel Lee spoke with him on the phone to Daniel Lee's supposed stabbing) was filmed. I, however, never really believed that Yo-han was the stabber. I remember thinking about Yo-han's friend (the one who was later found dead in his own apartment) and how both the friend and Yo-han sort of resembled each other (for example, they both wore all black). I was wondering if that friend might have been involved in what happened to Daniel Lee. I am not sure about that now. However, like a lot of things in this show, I am sure that Yo-han's friend was introduced for a reason. Maybe we will find out more about him and why he was killed.

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@peridot I keep forgetting about Yo Han’s friend who got killed. It would make sense to for him to be further involved somehow. I think there was also a mystery body dump (that was implied to be Daniel Lee but obviously wasn’t) which might have been the (unknown) person who got stabbed.

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I know, right? Daniel Lee and Han Seo-joon are two sides of the same coin.

It would probably be easy enough if you have political backing. That woman politician who agreed to Ba-reum's brain transplant did support the proposed psychopath legislation in the past.

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The watcher with the tattooed hand who alerted someone that Ba Reum had noticed the clean up job seems to point to some sort of conspiracy to me.

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I wonder if there are some forensics people in on the conspiracy too. I have trouble believing that the clean-up guy was able to clean up all traces. Being able to identify psychopaths and having a way to make really bad guys disappear seems like a good way to lower crime.

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There are several shady detectives so some conspiring forensics people wouldn’t be a stretch.

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I think the tattooed hand guy is that side cop who hates Moo Chi - the one who acts up when asked to drop off evidence.
I thought he was working with Daniel Lee since Lee knew about Hyung-chul's murder. It may be why he attacked Moo-chi - can't turn Ba-reum into a vigilante if Moo-chi kills Deok-soo first.

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That makes a lot of sense. There’s definitely something up with that cop.

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Side note: Ba-reum's friend, Chi-kook, is still in a coma at this point. I wonder what we will find out when he comes out of that coma. He has to, right? I am sure that the drama will return to his character at some point.

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There has to be a point to keeping him alive but in a coma instead of just killing him off - maybe they’re going to harvest his frontal lobe as well at some point.

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Yeah, I had been wondering why Bareum or the seven sins killer haven't finished him off. The hospital is like one of the least secure in kdramaland. It would be so easy.

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Yes! Hospitals with attempted murder victims, material witnesses who stay in their apartments/homes. Is there no witness protection system in Korea, or do dramas conveniently overlook it?

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The big "twist" that Ba-reum was the 7 sins killer all along? Though I don't get why the killer left him alive.

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There might be more to the revelation. I guess we'll have to wait.

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The whole Bong-yi and pedophile subplot is so frustrating. Like you, I'm frustrated with how the police handled Kang Deok-soo. And Moochi's been hankering to kill someone in order to get thrown in jail. Why not just hurry up and kill Kang Seok-soo like Bong-yi had paid him to do? And I get that Bong-yi doesn't want to run away, but I feel like this is a case where she just torturing herself on top of her existing trauma.

I was annoyed with the fake-out of Ba-reum looking like he just about to attack his cousin. The fight with Kang Deok-soo and the hide-and-seek game were taking place probably an hour apart but the drama made it look like it was happening at the same time to make it more suspenseful. But I loved the ending image of Ba-reum dragging the body of Kang Deok-soo down the path, leaving a wide trail of blood, which looked like a lot of blood because of the rain mixing in with it.

And two more shady characters - his aunt and Daniel Lee. I wonder if Bareum have been monitored since childhood. I can't imagine the government having the technology to identify the psychopath gene and not use it somehow. Sure, they won't ask the mothers to abort the child, but I can't imagine them being "whelp. he has the psychopath gene" *shrug*"

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Actually that’s a point - but if they were monitoring him from a child (and Yo Han too, for same reason) then surely ‘they’ would have known that one of them was the seven sins killer and pulled them in sooner, since at that point the people being killed weren’t criminals? Then would that mean neither of them was the killer and there is another one out there?
I mean there do seem quite a few serial killers around 😅

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Yes, there remains the possibility of someone else. There is definitely more to Ba-reum's story, but I am not completely convinced that he was behind all the Seven-Deadly-Sins murders. In some cases, I think the timing of the murders didn't match up with Ba-reum's activities, but this drama has played with the timing of events many times (with, for example, its misleading endings), so maybe he did have all the time in the world to commit those murders. Who knows? I was suspicious of Ba-reum from the first time he appeared, but I am still waiting for more twists. And yes, to repeat, I am still of the belief that we have another psychopath/genius out there, if not more.

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One thing , basic info we have on these genes from daniel lee. This gene pattern can only mean 1) psychopath 2) genius.

As long as Seungi is one of the kids with this pattern, his character in first 6-7 episodes does not make sense. Because, he is too docile, submissive, patient happy..ish..he is neither a psychopath.. and more importantly not even remotely high IQ (forget genius)

And this can only mean he is faking it (can't be memory loss or subdued cells because his gene pattern would make him smart by instincts).

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Now, if he is faking it then why. Because he is hiding his personality.
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What is the purpose of showing that nice docile young stepbrother who loves his evil murderous older brother (flashbacks). Seungi is taking and projecting that personality.

Lastly, Yohan is the youngest doctor.. so he definitely is a genius and probably has the killer lust too.. but more like Dexter (kill the killers)
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Now, Mouse.. that would surely have connotations. Secret lab experiments with daniel, memento being pulled with seungi

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Am i the only one who felt that daniel lee felt a very strong emotion (he he he) towards HS in ep 1/2?.. like he is literally in awe.. and you know just too much of love and awe there.. he must have been heartbroken

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This was actually a case based on a real-life event, search up cho doo soon. He raped an 8-year-old brutally to the point where she can't function until now and was released recently after like 12 years???? Currently, he lives in the same neighborhood as the victim too. Korea's justice system is really fucked up!

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Yes, that's an infamous case.

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I remember him getting released, but didn't realize he was going to live in the same neighborhood as the victim. I hope someone arranges for him to get into a fatal accident.

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thanks for the recap..i haven't watched beyond ep 11 for now...i'm still debating whether to continue watching as it airs or hold on till its all over, since i feel this show requires some bit of attention, which i feel i can give if i watch the eps back to back or without atleast a week's gap in between...i know they want to keep the mystery and throw us off/keep us guessing, but somehow the editing seems a bit choppy to me...i'm still very curious about this show so i may just end up watching once i gather couple of eps together:-)

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I'm too wrapped up in it to stop watching until completed, but this is definitely a drama that I would have understood better by binge-watching. As it is, I've had to go back and rewatch so many episodes/parts of episodes to see if my memory matches what happened. Or to figure out how new info fits into what crumbs we've already been given.

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Same, I can’t stop watching now. I might have to watch the whole thing again when it’s done though to see how well plans were laid in advance.

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It is difficult to comment since the recap comes out after the next 2 episodes already aired, and this show has so many twists and fake outs that spoilers is bound to happen. Nevertheless, I am still sticking to my guess that Ba-reum is the 7 sins killer. Regardless, I am watching for LSG anyway so I am satisfied I get to see a different character for him to play this time.

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The mystery of the aunt (who sure wasn't happy that her child was alone with Ba-Reum) and the mystery of the police officer (can't remember his name) who didn't hand over stuff that he was given promptly and who we've seen looking shifty. Those are two that I'm looking forward to having answered.

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I guess it’s possible to make up memories (like when your parents tell you stories about your childhood so many times it feels like you remember things happening even if you weren’t actually there/were too young to remember), so that plus a brain injury....or if he witnessed them and did nothing or something like that. There are possibilities for it to be neither of them. I think it will be Ba Reum all along though.

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Have been a fan of Dramabeans for a long time, but never really felt compelled to leave a comment until now.

Having watched the following episodes, all I want to say is - someone please give LSG his very deserved acting award already!

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This part of the drama is being inspired by a real-life event in Korea. It is being known as the Cho Doo Soon case. Apparently, after the release of the convict, he stay 1km away from his victim as well.

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