Since Lee Jung Jin gives off very similar vibes to Kim Rae Won – manly in an approachable way, armed with a mega-watt disarming smile that turns knees into jelly – I think this new drama couple should be just fine.
Bearing that in mind, the drama looks even more promising to me, and I can’t wait to watch it. Above is the first look at the just-discharged Kim Rae Won, who left a short video message for his fans.
Tae-oh says he’s not sure he can trust Chief Cha’s promise and wonders if he ought to side with Mu-yeom instead.
Chief Cha replies that revealing the secret to freedom is not helpful yet—he’ll tell him when Tae-oh’s more desperate to know it. Now the ticking clock is the upcoming Gap-dong trial, so the priority becomes finding as much evidence against Chief Cha as possible. The two inspectors who previously stripped Mu-yeom of his position receive some scorn, and Ki-ri sneers that they out to contribute if they don’t want to be accused of helping Gap-dong.
The inspectors were pretty belligerent toward Mu-yeom so I’m fine with the cold shoulder, frankly.
When I’m confused about a drama, I try not to leap to the “this show made no sense” conclusion if I’m not sure that an “I just didn’t understand it” explanation isn’t more applicable.
But I honestly don’t know which it is, because watching this episode was like watching aliens—they sure seemed to think their behavior was reasonable, but I couldn’t for the life of me puzzle out the rules governing their thought processes.
It’s one thing for a drama to be mysterious, but another thing entirely (and not a good one) to be inscrutable.
EPISODE 18 RECAP Maria tells Tae-oh that she’ll help him, on a condition: “If you agree to pay the price for your crimes.” Ooh, looks like Tae-oh accepts that offer because the next thing we know, he’s calling Chief Cha to ask about that so-called freedom—and the call is recorded by police, who listen in.
He thought he could sneak back into the real world without me noticing. Kim Rae Won was discharged from the army on August 23, 2011, after fulfilling his mandatory two years of military service.
*throws confetti* Congrats to him, for doing his duty in such a low key way, which extended even to his discharge.