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The Devil Judge: Episode 13

Our devilish judge struggles to pick himself up from his catastrophic loss, knowing the fight isn’t over yet. When the president outlines extreme new emergency measures due to the supposed outbreak, our team works to expose the truth with help from an unexpected source. Determined not to lose what’s precious to him, our youngest judge puts it all on the line in an effort to win back his best friend.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

After vowing to give Sun-ah a lonely death, Yo-han struggles to remain standing due to the freaking hole in his abdomen. Sun-ah shows Yo-han a video of Ga-on fending off attackers and wonders how Yo-han will save him now. She blows Yo-han a kiss and leaves with Jae-hee.

Yo-han staggers over to the railing and sees his lackey’s body below. He lets out a scream. Yo-han stumbles down the stairs and calls Soo-hyun, sending her to save Ga-on.

He kneels beside his lackey’s body and strokes his hair, bemoaning his difficult life. Yo-han finally succumbs to his pain and collapses to the ground. He calls Elijah, but she doesn’t pick up.

Ga-on tears through the streets with Jukchang and his gang on his heels. Soo-hyun arrives in the nick of time, yelling at Ga-on to get in the car. Elsewhere, Attorney Go and Detective Jo are attacked, and the actress is kidnapped and tossed into an SRF Dream Village van. Damn, Sun-ah really is going after everyone.

In the car, Ga-on shares that he got a call telling him Justice Min was in danger, but Soo-hyun says Justice Min is perfectly fine at the hospital. Ga-on realizes he was lured there and wonders how Soo-hyun found him. She lies that she heard about the incident on the police radio.

Meanwhile, Yo-han wakes to find Attorney Go and Detective Jo by his side, along with another follower who appears to be a doctor. They report that So-yoon (the actress) is missing, but everyone else is accounted for.

Yo-han finally gets through to Elijah (while driving, which seems like a bad decision given his condition) and warns her not to let anyone in the house. He rushes home and panics when he hears Elijah talking to someone. He covers his wound with his jacket and goes into the kitchen where Elijah is sitting with Sun-ah and Jae-hee.

Sun-ah supposedly warded off “strange men” outside after Yo-han sent her to check on Elijah. Yo-han goes along with the story, taking care to hide his bloody hand behind his back lest Elijah see. Jae-hee subtly flashes the gun on her hip, reminding Yo-han to play nice.

When Yo-han tries to send Elijah back to her room, Sun-ah grabs Elijah’s hand and says she can’t go yet – they’ve just started getting close. Elijah calls Sun-ah interesting and thinks they’ll get along well since they’re similar.

Yo-han watches Sun-ah like a hawk as she gets up and starts petting Elijah’s hair, agreeing that they’re both smart, ruthless, and a bit broken. Elijah doesn’t appreciate Sun-ah’s invasiveness and slaps her hands away.

After Sun-ah leaves, Elijah asks Yo-han what’s wrong with the woman. Ha. She then notices how unwell Yo-han looks and yanks open his jacket, gasping at all the blood. Yo-han assures her he’s okay and pulls her into a hug.

At home, Soo-hyun bandages Ga-on who sustained minor injuries. He apologizes for all he’s put her through. Ga-on knows Yo-han’s methods can cross the line, but he couldn’t take it anymore. “If I don’t do this, I’ll go crazy.”

Ga-on doesn’t believe he deserves her after being a nuisance all these years, but he can’t live without her. Soo-hyun calls him a fool for saying such things. She doesn’t care about things like deserving or right or wrong – she just can’t stand seeing him in danger.

Soo-hyun grabs his hand. All she wants is for him not to cry or be miserable or ruin his life. “You’re all I need.” After a charged moment, Ga-on gently kisses her. Afterward, Soo-hyun panics and rushes out.

Elsewhere, the SRF crew drinks to celebrate their victory. The men are thoroughly drunk by the time Jin-joo arrives. She’s worried about the virus and wants to go personally to help, but they dissuade her. Before Jin-joo leaves, Sun-ah tells her to prepare to take over as presiding judge.

With the area slated for redevelopment conveniently cleared out due to the “outbreak,” the Dream Village project is picking up speed. At the mansion, Yo-han rests in bed and again assures Elijah he’s fine. He jokingly promises to stay healthy until she can stand on her own two feet and kill him.

Yo-han calls Attorney Go for an update and is angered to learn the SRF likely kidnapped So-yoon. He then watches in horror as President Heo makes an emergency announcement. The Blue House is taking control of the press and instituting a nation-wide curfew. President Heo claims they rounded up a group of “rebels” who were spreading false information.

Yo-han begins having flashbacks of his lackey falling to his death and even the fire. He recalls waking up in the rubble and the way President Heo later told him how sorry he felt for him as a survivor. Yo-han’s having a full-on panic attack now and falls to the ground, struggling for breath.

He hears Ga-on chiding him for not cutting off the people closest to him and how he’d told Ga-on his method was the only way to fight their adversaries. On TV, President Heo announces that any “interference,” including rescue attempts, will receive a maximum sentence equivalent to murder.

Yo-han’s panic attack continues as he thinks of Ga-on’s warning that the blade he’s wielding could turn on him. President Heo’s screaming voice breaks through, and Yo-han stands. He apologizes to Isaac – he won’t be able to keep his promise not to hurt innocents.

Ga-on goes into the office the next day and sees Jin-joo watching a news report on the virus. He turns the TV off and tells her it’s all lies. He shows her his bandaged shoulder and says he personally saw Jukchang attacking and rounding up citizens.

Jin-joo can’t accept that the SRF could go so far as to make up the outbreak and balks at Ga-on’s suggestion she’s being used. She argues she’s only helping provide a calm, logical response to this crisis. Ga-on sighs and walks out.

He calls Yo-han, wondering why he’s not at the courthouse. Yo-han asks after Ga-on’s injury, not mentioning his own. After hearing Ga-on is okay, he says they’ll talk about what’s going on later and hangs up.

Yo-han steps into President Heo’s office at the Blue House and accuses him of using his private army to cart off the poor in the name of safety. President Heo argues it’s all in the best interests of the city. When Yo-han asks if there’s even an outbreak, President Heo scolds him for making light of their national crisis.

Yo-han threatens to expose all of President Heo’s misdeeds on The People’s Live Court if he doesn’t stop now. President Heo says the frightened citizens are more likely to believe him, the one telling them to stay safe at home rather than Yo-han, the one urging them to save strangers on the street.

“The people who created me are the same ones who created you,” President Heo declares. Despite his assertions that Yo-han’s threats don’t scare him, he looks unsettled when Yo-han leaves.

Elsewhere, Jin-joo visits the quarantine area herself to see what’s true. She stares in horror as she watches citizens being brutalized while her voice announces the outbreak over loudspeakers.

Meanwhile, Soo-hyun gets a call from the elderly woman near the church who shares that someone spotted Joseph in Seoul. When Soo-hyun stops by Ga-on’s that night, she’s still awkward with him. Ga-on doesn’t apologize for the kiss but admits he got “the order” wrong.

Ga-on has been worrying all day about whether he messed things up. That same fear is what’s held him back all these years. If he loses her, he’ll have no one. Staying best friends at least meant he wouldn’t be lonely.

But he’s tired of holding back. Even if they get together and things go south, “I want to like you forever.” Soo-hyun smiles when Ga-on confesses he really likes her. She opens her arms for a hug.

That night, Ga-on lets her sleep in his bed while he takes the floor. He stares at her sleeping face and lightly takes her hand.

President Heo worries to the SRF gang about Yo-han and what he knows. Since they control all media and government agencies, Chairman Min isn’t too concerned. President Heo wishes they could get rid of Yo-han but knows the public would riot. Sun-ah suggests they get rid of his stage instead – without it, Yo-han is just a person.

The next day, Ga-on wakes up to President Heo’s announcement that the government is disbanding The People’s Live Court and installing Jin-joo as the presiding judge over their new emergency court. Associate judges will be selected for their “nationalism.”

Ga-on knows only Yo-han can stop this, but Soo-hyun wants Ga-on to stay away from Yo-han until she finishes digging into his past. Ga-on argues that can wait. Right now, stopping President Heo is the priority. Soo-hyun reluctantly relents.

At the courthouse, Ga-on asks Yo-han about his plans to deal with this latest stunt, but Yo-han stays silent. They both turn as someone knocks on Yo-han’s office door.

While Soo-hyun keeps searching for the priest Joseph, Jin-joo goes to see Chairman Park. She’s worried that she’ll be branded a usurper who took the ever-popular Yo-han’s spot.

Jin-joo suggests she give an inaugural speech, flanked by Yo-han and Ga-on, in the same spot Yo-han did his. She’ll persuade Yo-han to pass the crown to her himself by saying she wants to honor his achievements with this final broadcast.

She and the PD take this proposal to Yo-han in his office. As usual, Ga-on is blunt and asks if Jin-joo wants them as her sidekicks. Despite Ga-on’s protests, Yo-han agrees to do it. Elsewhere, after knocking on probably a dozen doors, Soo-hyun finally stumbles upon Joseph who looks terrified to be found.

It’s a quiet car ride as the judges head to the inaugural speech location. Over at the station, an employee nervously opens the doors to the broadcast room. Attorney Go and two other supporters hold the room hostage at gunpoint and prepare their own broadcast.

The PD is confused when Yo-han’s car pulls off in a secluded spot. They get out of the car and lead the PD over to the ledge where they have a clear view of the “quarantine” zone. Jin-joo tells the PD they need to let the public know what’s really happening.

We flash back to when she’d entered Yo-han’s office while he and Ga-on were talking. Jin-joo wouldn’t offer excuses for helping the SRF, no matter how unwittingly. But she was determined to make it right. She wanted in on Yo-han and Ga-on’s plans and would do anything to help.

Now, the PD instructs his crew to start filming from above. He suits up with Yo-han, Ga-on, and Jin-joo and heads into the fray to film up close. The judges, wearing fantastic black ensembles, introduce the real “rescue” site to the public, exposing all the government’s propaganda.

President Heo has a meltdown and demands that Chairman Park shut down the broadcast. He then orders his men to have Jukchang get rid of Yo-han.

At the site, Yo-han tells the people to vote on the app as they would in a trial. Jukchang arrives and his gang begins throwing rocks at the judges. Yo-han hears Jin-joo yell Ga-on’s name and rushes over. He was struck on the head but isn’t severely injured and encourages Yo-han to continue speaking to the public.

Soo-hyun sees Ga-on injured on TV and speeds to the site. The judges remain there filming past nightfall. When one of Jukchang’s rocks hits Yo-han on the head, an elderly man (I think the one Ga-on helped during Young-min’s street menacing phase) feebly attacks Jukchang.

Jukchang pushes the man down and hits him with a pipe. He stares up at Yo-han and screams for him to come down. He continues striking the old man with the pipe until Yo-han yells, “Kim Choong-shik!” He again tells Yo-han to come down.

President Heo shuts off the electricity all throughout the city, but the live feed is still available through the DIKE voting app. Yo-han turns on the flashlight on his phone, as do the other judges, prompting everyone in the crowd to do the same.

“Darkness cannot beat the light!” Yo-han shouts as spotlights dramatically turn on behind him. The crowd takes courage and surrounds the Jukchang gang, fighting back as the world watches.

Soo-hyun arrives as the team gets ready to head out. She hops out of her car and goes running toward Ga-on. A man appears from the shadows behind her and raises a gun. Ga-on and Yo-han spot him but barely have time to step forward before he shoots Soo-hyun in the chest.

Detective Jo runs after the shooter. Ga-on is frozen in shock as Soo-hyun hits the ground. He then rushes forward and holds her, trying the stem the bleeding with his hand. She reaches up with a bloody hand and touches his forehead. “You’re hurt. I told you not to get hurt. Why did you get hurt?”

Soo-hyun tells him not to cry and not to get hurt anymore. “Ga-on, I love you,” she says before taking her last breath. Ga-on hugs her body to him and sobs, begging for someone to save her. Yo-han steps closer, but there’s nothing he can do.

 
COMMENTS

I should’ve seen this tragedy coming from the moment Ga-on and Soo-hyun admitted their feelings for each other. Ga-on has gotten much more proactive about his life and is willing to take risks now, including with Soo-hyun. So of course, right when he actually takes that step toward being happy, Soo-hyun is killed in front of him. That’s the way for all revenge drama heroes, isn’t it? Soo-hyun has been Ga-on’s stability pretty much his whole life, so I’m worried he’ll go off the deep end after this. At first I thought Yo-han or even Ga-on was the target and Soo-hyun was merely in the way, but it looked like it was deliberate. Since she was standing still when she was hit, the man was either aiming for her or just a really bad shot. Is it a coincidence that it happened after all her digging into the fire and finally locating that priest Joseph? I have a feeling she was getting too close to something and was taken out either by Sun-ah or someone else related to the SRF dealings 10 years ago.

Sun-ah’s tactic to wear Yo-han down mentally was cruel yet effective. Yo-han has been so steady until now, but things had been largely working in his favor. He started out operating in the shadows where he had the advantage of surprise. Now that he’s out in the open facing an adversary as ruthless as himself, he’s finding he has more to lose than he thought. Yo-han obviously feels a lot of personal responsibility for his team and losing his lackey as well as possibly So-yoon almost broke him. Of course, he’s not that easy to break – he still has people to protect and his vengeance to enact – and he’s not about to let Sun-ah and President Heo win. President Heo’s “emergency” measures are getting more and more disturbing. With every manufactured crisis, he erodes democracy further. If they don’t oust him soon, he might destroy things beyond repair.

I’m glad Jin-joo went with her conscience and is in on the fight now. Good on her for not ignoring Ga-on’s claims and going to check things out firsthand. Jin-joo might want power and influence, but not at the cost of people’s lives. Sun-ah either misjudged how principled she is or thought her stupid enough not to figure out the SRF’s true goals. The double-agent card won’t work again, but with all three of the judges as a unified force, their influence is greater. I’m guessing Jin-joo will back out of the emergency court, which will look very bad for President Heo and the government. President Heo may have gotten rid of The People’s Live Court, but he can’t squash the judges’ popularity that easily. He might’ve even given them more power by pitting them against the government and turning them into icons of dissent.

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OMG Soo-hyun dies!? I never expected her character to die. I was so into their slow burn romance, I literally wanted Ga-on to confess in Episode 16 ("Once this is over, I'll definitely..."). I melted when Ga-on pulled Soo-hyun in for the kiss and at his confession especially when he admitted to being selfish for rejecting her because he couldn't bear to lose her if they ever break up. When Soo-hyun hugged Ga-on, I wish she had said, "My five confessions were not in vain," and they shared a proper kiss. Our couple never even got the chance to fight, misunderstand, get jealous and upset.

I was happy for Ga-on, but was pleading with him to go back to the mansion to save Elijah since all of their allies were being attacked. I was worried if anyone would even save Yo-han because he only had lackey K's help who was now dead. I tsked when Elijah opened the door for Sun-ah and Jae-hee despite Yo-han's order to stay in her room, but I figured Elijah had caught on when she smacked Sun-ah's hand who almost choked her. Where was housekeeper ajumma? Sun-ah tried to kill Ga-on, Attorney Go, and Team Leader Jo, but why did she only kidnap actress Han So-yoon to the Dream Home Village?

I was horrified when Jukchang beat the elderly man to death and no one stopped him. Many thanks for the recap, @quirkycase!

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Sun-ah baffles me at times...well often really but it makes sense with her character. I'm thinking she doesn't want to hurt So-yoon because she's a struggling young woman? But then again she's willing to play around with Elijah because she knows she's Yohan's soft spot. I wonder if she would ever really hurt Elijah.

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That and more likely Sun Ah doesn't view the others helping Yo Han as that important on personal level to care personally so she sent her goons to get rid of them...The majority escaped like we heard but we don't know if she truly is alive or not...

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Both Ga-on and Yo-han have now lost people who have been important to them. It will be interesting to see how that makes a difference to them.

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Ga-on’s confession was so sweet.

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Were we meant to suspect Yo-han for setting up the shooting? His reaction was so controlled and he showed no sign of shock.That was my first thought, especially looking back to his apology to his brother. This was the first time that I started to bekieve Yo-han was capable of anything. His words "I am the abyss" keep echoing in my mind.

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Not gonna lie, that was my first thought as well: Did Yo-han orchestrate Soo-hyun's death? I certainly hope not because then he would be beyond all redemption.

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"Did Yo-han orchestrate Soo-hyun's death?"

I should say: not surprising.

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It felt like we were being led to that, but it may be a red herring. I'm hoping it is too.

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@mysterious I do not believe that Yo-han is responsible for her murder. He may be willing to employ unorthodox methods but I do not believe that he would actually murder someone or hire someone to murder for him.

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I doubt he would harm her,if he truly wanted he would have gotten rid of her long time ago and in a more complex way not to lead to him,i see it more of her being in the wrong place at the wrong time...i think it was more an apology for breaking his vow to Issac about hurting innocent people when he became even more firm in getting rid of the 4...I wasn't so suprised about Yo Han reaction,he is usually masking his feelings quite well and it will truly slip when he has a personal or strong emotional connection other than that he has that blank mask on...

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I'm in the same boat, but the scene set us up for the suspicion cast in the next episode.

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After a charged moment, Ga-on gently kisses her.

The genuine official Kdramaland Kiss of Death.

“You’re hurt. I told you not to get hurt. Why did you get hurt?”

See above.

Oh well. Now there's room for Ga-on & Elijah.

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I laughed at the Ga-on & Elijah comment because they had better chemistry than Ga-on and Soo-hyun. I know Ga-on looks like her father but if they fast-forwarded 10 years and showed Ga-on and Elijah as a couple, I wouldn't even be surprised. And don't people say women often marry men like their fathers . . . I know my sister most certainly did ;D

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Honestly, I feel weary watching this show, so when Soohyun dies, I actually don't feel a thing.

It may not mean the show is bad. This is one of the two shows I follow lately (So I was thinking, shouldn't Gaon jump to my other show and consult Songhwa about that "friendly lovers" thing, since he has been enlightened on that matter?), but when my work involves dealing with another country falls into a dystopia in just 9 days (I work in a newsroom), it is pretty hard and heavy to watch another show about another dystopia.

However, this dystopia is not Taliban's Afghanistan, it's even feel funny. What have I watched? Three "Leos*" walking into a slum, and seems that no one trying to react when that old man being beaten to death? Why the atrocity lasted soooooooooo long? Isn't it a bit too laughable?

Honestly, I have high hope on this show. Those who follow my writings knows I don't just want another Vincenzo or Batman Trilogy. The screenwriter is a former judge, and someone even tells me he resigned as a judge not only concentrate his time to writing dramas, but also having some problems to the system (according to that comment, I am not sure if it is true), so I am hoping for something more than a Hollywood-style entertainment, but a serious discussion about law, and how democracy and law stop a corrupt government and a populist dictator who has "Hitler-complex" (He is good to be looking like Donald Trump, and I should give him credit) shouting about "elite race of Korean". Turn out it neither have the fun and sarcasm of Vincenzo, nor the philosophical thinking of Batman. One of my criticisms is about Justice Min: he should be a powerful counter-argument against Yohan, but turns out he looks like another lackey of President Heo; because of this, Gaon (our eyes to this story)'s indecisiveness doesn't look like a real struggle, but just ... indecisiveness.

I have to admit my disappointment for the show, although in terms of just another anti-hero story, it is still good (that's why I am so struggle about it), and I hope the last 2 episodes can turn me over about my not-so-good opinion, because I still have high hope on the screenwriter, and the show, too.

*As in Matrix Trilogy, in case you don't know.

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I still have hopes.

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In case you don't know: Today I read a piece of news about a Washington Post columnist saying If South Korea were under this kind of sustained assault, they would collapse just as quickly without US support. There's virtually no American ally who could defend themselves without us. I am not sure why he write this (probably stupid patriotism like Prsident Heo). South Korean do have lots of issues (some very terrible) tackle though, but I think South Korean won't go this path.

After all, The Devil Judge is just a drama.

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I'll read this later and get back to you.

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Just read it and it's not worth dignifying with a response. "Marc Thiessen, a Washington Post columnist who wrote a speech for former U.S. President George W. Bush" enough said.

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Oh wow, yeah I can see why people were angered by this. South Korea might not win, but they would fight.

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But against who? North Korea? China? Again? Japan?? History on repeat?

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I am pretty sure South Korea can win, in a landslide.

South Korea is an advance country in terms of technology and military, and I guess North Korea, in the best scenario, is just a "strong man" in steroid, they even can't stand a chance to cross that border. China and Japan's rhetoric are for their citizens inside, and I don't think they even have interest to invade someone else.

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That's bullsh** Let me vent. The US needs to pause for a moment in its self- absorbed imperialist mindset and remember that SK is so technologically advanced that President Biden called on the SK conglomerates to put their collective shoulders to the wheel to meet the global chip shortages and to invest in building factories in the US. So while SK and the US are wedded together, the balance of technological capability (including defense capability) may have tipped away from the US. Sadly what has just happened in Afghanistan (on top of the humiliation of S Vietnam) marks a turning point in what can be expected of US interventions. I think the US will think very carefully about going into another country for a long while. The unbearable tragedy in it all is the loss of life.

And *There's virtually no American ally who could defend themselves without us.* That's the shoot 'em up mentality that gets us into those messes. Speaking as someone who comes from a country that counts itself as an American ally.

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What you said is true, @jorobertson. The point is there's always some idiots believe their own race is "elite" or "superior", like Hitler, like Trump, like Xi.

There will always be more reasons about the Afghanistan's loss then just American retreat. However, first, South Koreans are not Afghans, and SK's enemies (especially North Koreans) are not even capable to do what Taliban did; and second, Americans won't retreat their troops like they did in Afghanistan because, actually, they need South Koreans more then they think, not the other way around, as they believe.

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Yes, xenophobia as reason for aggressive expansion. Sigh. And while the US has made great post-war contributions to rebuilding the SK economy, the times have changed and the SKs hold their destiny (and defence) in their own hands. Sadly it does not look like President Moon is going to achieve the unification he hoped to undertake.

I do wonder if the Chinese continue to threaten Tawian, who will leap to their defence if, horror of horrors, they become more aggressive? It's an unimaginable scenario.

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@jorobertson, China always threatens Taiwan, and they always uses military planes to fly past the middle like of Taiwan Strait to show their "sovereign" towards the island. Do they really want to invade the island is another issue, however, because, once again, Americans need Taiwan to keep their saying in that area, either the shipping lanes, or the trust of the allies in the area. Also, Taiwan is another big chip producer (somehow more than South Korea, but not very far away) in the world. As long Taiwan keep their democratic system, Americans are willing to defend Taiwan.

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I agree with all of this, and I come from that same "shoot 'em up" country. (My defense is that I am Canadian by birth.) I'm so sick of the 'we won --(insert any war the US took part in) --and saved the world.' And I do hope the US thinks hard before marching into another country to "help", but I'm not sure I'm as confident about that as you are.

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If I thought this show was making any of the three or four points about society, law, democracy and justice that it could have been making around episode 4 then I wouldn't have been rolling my eyes so much through this entire episode. I don't even think it's saying that you need a demon to save you from the devil. It's not really saying anything. At least Vincenzo said nothing with pizazz.

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I said on the Episode 8 recap that Soo-hyun was going to confess for the sixth time right before she died. Obviously, I’ve watched a lot of dramas. I liked Soo-hyun and Ga-on, but it was obvious to me from the first episode that she was going to die.

It definitely seemed like the shooter was aiming at her.

Speaking of deaths, I’ve always thought Yo-han would die in the end leaving Ga-on and Elijah to take care of each other. We’ll see.

I liked Jin-joo’s arc. She wants to be the center of attention, making her easy to manipulate, but she’s also been shown to really care about her job and the poor. Yo-han should have included her from the start but maybe she needed to see it to believe it, like Ga-on with Do Young-choon.

It was a bit jarring how it went from day to night during the live broadcast scenes and everyone was still fighting or standing around lol, but I liked the drama of it, with the power going out and everybody holding up lights.

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I know this gonna happen when Gaon confessed. Like what everyone says, everything has a price. Especially justice. Now I just wish Gaon will sock Justice Min in the face for this. Only idiots think being lawful will be enough to fight the president and the other bastards.

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"Is it a coincidence that it happened after all her digging into the fire and finally locating that priest Joseph?"
I do not believe that it was a coincidence. I believe that Soo-hyun was the shooter's intended target. Had he meant to kill the judges then he would not have stopped after shooting Soo-hyun. I believe that Soo-hyun uncovered the truth of what happened on the night that the church caught fire and that someone wanted her silenced.

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One of my biggest pet peeves(not really) in dramaland is when the confessions in thrillers/family dramas are better than in their romcom dramas. That was an excellent confession. Sigh. That being said the way people are dying in this drama is annoying me. You can tell thought was really put into it. They just needed it done so did it any old way. Yo Han's minion should have died with a head wound from that fall. It fell feet first, at most he should have had broken legs. But he had to go. Soo Hyun death also didn't make sense. Whatever, I am sad about it though. I wonder who killed her. 🤔 I will say this about Yo Han though, he knows how to put on a show. Parts of the scene didn't make sense, but we will roll with it.

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I know soohyun's death is a typical thing for stories and drama....but still it hurts

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Wow Soo-hyun was fridged for a male character's arc.
Didn't see that coming.
Let me tell you, Korean dramas were much better before they discovered fridging.

For being predictable and telegraphed from a long time ago, I didn't really care. But gathering from the comments there were people who liked this blistering idiot more than me.

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I actually can't believe that the Live Court Show - the entire basis of this dystopic farcical notion of crowd-sourced justice that Jo-an was using to tear society apart for his own personal revenge - is now overthrown by a nationalist emergency court and we're supposed to think that that is evidence of the dystopic perversion of justice.

Not the horrific popularity contest that saw sentences of floggings and beatings and threatened gang rapes. But the dismantling of it.

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Even though I knew she was going to die, I was a bit shocked ngl. While I understand why she had to die, so that Ga-on could finally choose a side. The riot scene seemed very current and now. The show while set in the distant future (dystopian society), I was amazed at how 2021 it felt while watching it. I know there have been valid critiques about the female characters here, I'll say they all have their distinct personas.

I've a soft spot for the Veronica Park actress, I do feel her transformation was a bit abrupt but I'm glad she came over to Yo-han's side. I feel having a veteran like Ji Sung at the front really helps this show a lot, he makes this dystopian society feel very much real. He's also knows when/how to pull back, & then bring it in when needed to as well. I also think Kim Min Jung is amazing here, she has this mischievous demeanor in her walk/diction, & it plays so well in contrast to Ji Sung's still/cool nature.

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So I’m commenting late on this but honestly, I don’t feel anything about Soo Hyun’s death. Her character is only there for Ga On as someone he cherishes and a reason for revenge. And I kinda hate how she’s just always pointing gun at people just because she can.

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