You’ve got to hand it to the good guys! When they decide to be smart, they’re smart! What works is that our good guys are finally turning the table on the baddies by giving them a taste of their own medicine as the stakes go up to life and death for the people Tae San cares about – In Hye and Soo Jin. But the past 12 days have taught Tae San a lot and it’s gratifying to see him put his faith and his trust in his new-found allies to rally and save them.
So the good guys finally manage to get the one piece of evidence that would work in their favor but lose it almost immediately and are left fumbling for straws. As always, the heart of the show lies in the daddy – daughter moments! I was a mess when Tae San dreams going into that operation theater and disillusioning Soo Jin like that. *shouts at screen* He has to make it, dammit!
I like me a bad-ass prosecutor with her wall of evidence! We’ve got a supporter for our hero after all, although he doesn’t realize it yet and the path to them even getting to help each other seems to be riddled with even more complications (Read Seo Hee). What’s best is that she’s not emotional or blind in her pursuit, but rather smart. But she’s got to be smarter if she wants to best the worst, so to speak.
I swear, I didn’t think I could like Tae San any more than I already do or root for him any more vigorously than I do but damn, he’s got a way to get under your skin because his plight is so human and heartening. It’s endearing to see the man who never cared to rise above his trash-like existence now putting all his efforts into being the better person and no longer caring if he lives or dies as long as he gets what he’s struggling for.
Seriously, before D-Day comes, I’ll die of the worry for Tae San. How is he going to survive now? Man Seok’s murder will most likely be pinned on him too. I know the truth will eventually come out-and I am so hoping for a trio friendship here-Jae Kyung, him and Seung Woo working together. (I wanna see Seung Woo graduate from his all gangsters are trash belief!) But the problem is the dwindling hope and avenues for Tae San to explore for himself. His one lead is now dead, so what does he do next? There’s still a lot many days left and not many, if any place to hide!
The chase is on and everyone-from the good guys to the baddies are hot on the heels of the Tae San. Unfortunately, he’s a man on the run with no plan and no means and even being fast on his feet will not be enough in the end unless he comes up with a better solution to his dilemma. As it is, running can only take you so far, buddy, when there’s a dogged cop and hot blooded prosecutor out for revenge, on your tail!
P.S. Forgive the bad quality of screencaps-the episode hasn’t downloaded and I had to get them online.
If anything, the opening scene was so pretty to look at and so beautifully done that I was sold! The ambiance of the drama is definitely melo, but what works for this episode more than anything was that everything seemed to be just perfect-the back story, the intro for every character, the setup for the whole two weeks to follow. And as usual, Junki is just so pretty to watch although right now, I’m torn between the two men! Enjoy the recap!