Showtime Begins!: Episodes 5-6


Showtime Begins!: Episodes 5-6

When previous occasions come again to mild, the newly solid partnership between our magician and police officer is examined to the breaking level. Will reality and belief prevail, or is it already time for them to half methods?


This week is all about partnership. And what higher approach to drive that residence than to characteristic a case-of-the-week involving a boy and his canine? After outsmarting Cha-woong throughout one among his uncommon non-ghost-powered magic tips, not solely does the (ghost) canine companion with our staff to catch the unhealthy guys, however he additionally sticks round, even after justice has been completed, till his collar could be discovered and delivered to his proprietor for a correct farewell – loyal to the tip and past.

However that case is absolutely only a facet plot: the partnership at stake is the newly rising one between Seul-hae and Cha-woong. And the issue is that their households’ connection is found.

Cha-woong is the primary to study it. When Seul-hae reveals him her father’s urn, Cha-woong regonizes him directly from the picture. She clocks his response, however figures he simply noticed her father’s face on the information and proceeds to angrily clarify in regards to the “quack shaman” who intervened in police enterprise and received her father killed.

Cha-woong hesitantly factors out that stated shaman was launched on lack of proof, however she’s heard the small print from her father’s companion, the police chief (who’s additionally Hee-soo’s father), and nothing may persuade her it’s not the reality.

Besides, it’s not completely true. As Cha-woong is aware of, her father and his grandfather have been well-acquainted – in actual fact, they thought-about themselves companions of kinds – and her father particularly requested the shaman to accompany him that night time.

What neither of them is aware of is that the Full Moon Killer was possessed by an evil spirit, and each the shaman and Seul-hae’s father expended all their power to attract the spirit out and imprison it in a bottle. However somebody did intrude – the police chief, who first created a disturbance – forcing them to behave earlier than they have been prepared – after which was too petrified to assist them, in the end giving the killer time to regain his senses and kill Seul-hae’s father.

Whereas Cha-woong is wrestling along with his new-but-still-partial data, the magic present producer decides to pair him with a star for one of many episodes. However when the idol singer Aris reveals as much as follow, she’s weirdly uninterested within the magic stuff and weirdly insistent that he attempt the moment espresso she introduced along with her, dropping it in his bag when he declines.

Then, on the day of the present, she’s nowhere to be discovered. In desperation, the producer grabs the closest acquaintance of Cha-woong’s, and naturally it’s Seul-hae. That’s fortunate, although, as a result of she is aware of in regards to the ghosts and solely must be informed the place to face and to allow them to do all of the work.

Collectively, they carry out a enjoyable quantity with a split-second costume change, floating tips, and Ah-reum dancing Seul-hae round like a marionette. However then whereas Dong-chul carries her by way of the air, she waves her limbs an excessive amount of (draw back of not having the ability to see him), and he drops her.

Fortuitously, Cha-woong manages to lunge ahead and catch her, and one way or the other pulls it off prefer it was deliberate. It’s very easy and romantic, and additional convinces Seul-hae that they make an ideal staff.

Their teamwork is additional put to the take a look at when Hee-soo’s case-of-the-week catches as much as them. He’s been investigating a drug ring involving numerous massive names and celebrities, together with (you guessed it) Aris. They’re additionally the dog-killers, and Ah-reum spots their ringleader whereas she’s out strolling the ghost canine.

She makes use of a close-by mirror to get Seul-hae’s consideration, and Seul-hae tails him to the gang’s hideout, the place she’s ambushed within the technique of calling for backup. However, happily, Ah-reum tagged alongside, and she or he calls Cha-woong.

He comes bursting in like a full-on motion hero, declaring confidently that he’s Seul-hae’s companion and getting in a number of well-aimed kicks… with the assistance of his workers, in fact.

A brawl ensues, with the ghosts and Seul-hae all doing their half (my favourite bit was Sang-goon sitting in a chair and tripping every individual as they cross) and the Basic channeling his power to combat utilizing Cha-woong’s physique. They’re massively outnumbered, although, and are solely saved by Hee-soo’s arrival within the nick of time.

By the way, Hee-soo has additionally realized about Cha-woong’s connection to the outdated shaman. By the point he decides to inform Seul-hae, she’s already seen an image of the shaman in Cha-woong’s home, and Hee-soo’s affirmation is the final puzzle piece she wants.

When she confronts Cha-woong about it, they each find yourself damage: him as a result of she gained’t even attempt to hearken to the facet of the story he is aware of, and her as a result of he lashes out when the ache of his personal previous is introduced up.

And that brings me to my favourite growth this week: the ghosts make contact. For a number of episodes now, we’ve seen Seul-hae and the ghosts try to speak with one another in small methods, to various levels of success. However that began to majorly shift when Ah-reum took the initiative to sign Seul-hae in regards to the dog-killer, and after Cha-woong and Seul-hae have their combat, the Basic decides it’s time to take issues into his personal fingers like by no means earlier than.

He first goes to Seul-hae’s home to attempt to speak to her, which is painfully and hilariously awkward as he finds methods to reply her questions and struggles to sort his message on her laptop computer. So then he enlists Ah-reum, who engineers a tool that renders ghost speech right into a frequency that’s audible to human ears.

For the reason that Basic was current ten years in the past on the night time her father died, he’s in a position to inform her the entire reality. Having already realized that she’s been listening solely to her personal preconceived biases, Seul-hae is struck by regret, and she or he and Cha-woong speak it out as soon as the Basic explains all the pieces to him, too.

I actually respect each how shortly the misunderstanding is cleared up and the way in which it’s addressed. Each Seul-hae and Cha-woong are in a position to perceive why the opposite felt and reacted as they did. Each of them apologize, and nobody individual is blamed for the falling out or burdened with doing all of the work to make up.

And that, I’d say, is what actually allows them to lastly comply with be companions. They’re not simply working towards a typical aim anymore; they’re on equal footing. They’ve come to know and settle for one another’s viewpoint, and now they’re each prepared to place in equal effort – whether or not that be utilized to chasing down criminals or proudly owning their very own faults.

And good factor, too, as a result of the Full Moon Killer is again in motion, and has zeroed in on Seul-hae’s heavenly power prefer it’s a homing beacon.


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