Cafe Minamdang: Episodes five-six
In their efforts to catch the actual culprit behind the murders, our shaman crew clashes with the police group a number of instances prior to they at some point — and just a small bit forcibly — agree to (somewhat) perform with each other.
EPISODES five-six WEECAP
Continuing proper exactly where we left off final week, Han-jun and Jae-hui report the physique they located in the sewers. As the authorities safe the crime scene, Han-jun tells Su-cheol that he thinks the M.O. is almost the exact same as Gopuri’s, but that the sewer was almost certainly only a short-term storage for the physique and the culprit was going to come back for it. They split up to investigate about the region.
As Han-jun grabs a car’s dashcam, Jae-hui spots him, telling him to cease interfering with the investigation. She threatens him with fines and jail time, so he’s forced to turn more than the dashcam. No matter. He currently saw the video clip inside, and Su-cheol has spotted a suspicious man they want to stick to, so Han-jun dashes off.
Following the suspicious man, our dynamic duo is shocked to see it is CHOI YEONG-SEOP (Jang Hyuk-jin), the culprit from the case that got them off the police force years ago. They’re so clear and so loud — how are they chatting so loudly and not finding caught when there are no other people today on the street? K-dramaland, I guess.
At the exact same time, Jae-hui and her group also study that Yeong-seop is at the scene. Han-jun calls them, attempting to discourage them from going just after Yeong-seop and insisting there is yet another culprit behind the murder. Regrettably, Yeong-seop gets spooked by police sirens, forcing them on a street chase that ends with Yeong-seop in a vehicle accident.
At the hospital, Su-cheol eavesdrops on the police attempting to figure out exactly where Yeong-seop’s telephone is. They cannot come across it mainly because Han-jun secretly snatched it earlier. Squatting down in a random corner, he has been attempting to figure out Yeong-seop’s passcode. But they right away get caught just after Jae-hui follows Su-cheol. I knew Su-cheol’s vibrant orange puff jacket would get him in problems it is just so eye-catching!
Han-jun and Jae-hui get into an argument about how each and every group got in the other’s way. Following Han-jun insists that they should’ve just let Yeong-seop run away to catch the actual culprit, Jae-hui gets so mad that she hits him once more, even if he tries to hide behind Su-cheol. Han-jun pretends to be so injured (and even going into “shock”) to get sympathy from Jae-hui’s sunbae, Detective Jang. It does not perform as nicely as he hopes it would mainly because Detective Jang points out that he’s holding the incorrect cheek. LOL.
Han-jun has no time to waste although, mainly because back at the cafe, Hye-jun is panicking. The siblings’ devout Catholic and shaman-hating mother, “Deaconess Kim,” is on her way to go to. Su-cheol drives them back to the cafe as quick as achievable, even almost hitting Deaconess Kim and finding Han-jun’s face hilariously smushed into the window.
Nonetheless, their try to hide the truth behind their cafe small business from Deaconess Kim is foiled when her pals arrive for their appointment with the infamous shaman. Han-jun tells Su-cheol they should really cease lying, but what he actually signifies is that he’s going to throw Su-cheol beneath the proverbial bus and get him to pretend to be the shaman. Phew, crisis averted for Han-jun, but Su-cheol is cursing him to the moon and back.
In their fancy shaman lair, Han-jun gets Su-cheol dressed up in colorful hanbok and shoves some candies into his mouth to get him to cease hiccuping when he lies. Facing Deaconess Kim and her pals, Su-cheol acts like a kid, mainly because according to Han-jun, he got his powers from the spirit of a kid. Kwak Shi-yang is so hilarious in this part, and he nailed this scene.
As the dynamic duo entertains their shoppers, Na-dan goes on a solo mission to investigate the abandoned van from the crime scene. He gets to grab a plastic bag complete of trash just prior to the police arrive. Following he brings it back to the cafe, the crew goes by means of it (with clean freak Han-jun wearing complete protective gear!) and finds a receipt with an address.
Heading straight to the address, Han-jun and Su-cheol go by means of Choi Yeong-seop’s smaller dwelling, searching for clues. Han-jun figures out that Yeong-seop’s telephone passcode is not his dead daughter’s birthday, but the date his daughter’s rapist was killed. So they lastly get to open the telephone. Although Han-jun muses about the clues they located, Su-cheol forcibly drags him away mainly because Jae-hui and Do-won are arriving. The Minamdang crew is constantly 1 step ahead of the police — although to the police’s credit, they are close behind each time.
In the hospital, Su-cheol “accidentally” damages the vehicle of Jae-hui’s rookie detective teammate as a distraction. Meanwhile, Han-jun puts on his shaman act and tells the superstitious Detective Jang that he’s becoming haunted by spirits, even providing him actual chills thanks to Hye-jun hacking into the air-conditioning method. Convinced, Detective Jang is prepared to do something to get rid of the spirits, so he lets Han-jun into Yeong-seop’s area and leaves them to speak.
Nonetheless placing on his shaman act, Han-jun convinces Yeong-seop that his dead daughter has warned him about her father’s actions. He gets Yeong-seop to admit that he helped Gopuri in order to precise revenge on his daughter’s rapist. Nonetheless, just prior to Han-jun gets additional info out of Yeong-seop, Jae-hui arrives to drag him away.
Confronting him outdoors the hospital, Jae-hui inquiries why he keeps on underhandedly interfering in the investigation. Han-jun admits that he did see the actual culprit prior to, and it is not Yeong-seop. He just didn’t see his face — only an old burn scar on his wrist.
In a series of flashbacks, we see what actually occurred years ago in the course of the Choi Yeong-seop case. In the course of a patrol, a rookie Jae-hui finds the burnt physique of a man beside an unconscious Choi Yeong-seop, who confesses he killed the man.
HAN JAE-JEONG (cameo by Song Jae-rim), Jae-hui’s brother and the prosecutor in charge of the case, consults Han-jun about the crime. They go to the scene of the crime to investigate. Han-jun figures that Yeong-seop is not the actual culprit and that they’re almost certainly dealing with a serial killer.
They even almost catch the culprit, but just after going on a street chase, they only finish up crossing shields and swords, a.k.a. Captain America Jae-jeong holding a trash can cover and Thor Han-jun wielding a kitchen tong, lol.
The chase is not as fruitless as it appears, as they come across a witness nearby who confirms that there was yet another particular person at the crime scene on the day of the murder.
The subsequent day, Jae-jeong updates his sister on their new findings. Even if Jae-hui is so positive that she caught the killer on the scene, Jae-jeong tells her that he would let Yeong-seop go, mainly because the culprit is an individual else. Jae-hui inquiries her brother why he trusts a random profiler additional than his personal sister. But just after she learns the profiler is her childhood crush Han-jun, her attitude requires an immediate 180. She even asks Jae-jeong to set them up on a date, significantly to her brother’s horror.
Determined to impress her crush, Jae-hui tails Yeong-seop when he gets out of custody, following him back to the crime scene. But just after telling Jae-hui that it is her fault that her brother will die, Yeong-seop escapes with a telephone containing a video clip of the murder.
Worried, Jae-hui calls her brother — but the culprit is currently at Jae-jeong’s apartment. Just outdoors the door, Han-jun and Su-cheol knock, but the drugged Jae-jeong is unable to reply. When they see smoke coming out of the apartment, they force the door open, but they’re as well late. Jae-jeong is currently burning alive. NOOOOO.
Back to the present time, Jae-hui insists Han-jun didn’t see the culprit at all, only a figure operating away. Frustrated, Han-jun tells her to contemplate other perspectives and verify her suspect’s alibi. She begrudgingly does, and the police group concludes that no, at the quite least, Yeong-seop is not the killer behind the physique in the sewer.
Back at the cafe, Na-dan informs the duo that a dolled-up Hye-jun is out on a date. Oh no, older brother protective mode activated! Or is it? They right away stick to her, and just as her date is about to “confess,” they attempt to carry her away, telling her this date will just turn into a nightmare — the nightmare becoming an invitation to a pyramid scheme.
Hye-jun kicks her date exactly where it hurts, cursing him to the moon and back as Han-jun and Su-cheol drag her away.
On but yet another Minamdang scheme, the crew heads to the hospital in an try to catch the culprit. Su-cheol dresses up as a patient to pretend to be Yeong-seop. Except he falls asleep on the incorrect bed and gets brought to yet another area for a colonscopy! Poor Su-cheol didn’t sign up for this.
With his companion-in-crime missing in action, Han-jun himself is forced to pretend to be Yeong-seop. Regrettably for him, even if he tries to convince the medical doctors he’s there as an undercover detective, they merely conclude he’s delirious, so they give him a sedative shot — in the butt of all areas! Lol, their schemes do not constantly perform out like they want to.
Jae-hui promptly figures out the Minamdang crew’s schemes, so she appears for Han-jun to confront him. But our resident shaman is so doped up in drugs that they finish up in an accidental kiss. Oops! An embarrassed Jae-hui right away slaps Han-jun in the face. How numerous instances has she hit him? Poor guy.
Following a woozy Han-jun explains their program to catch the killer, Jae-hui lets them stick to their program, although she does make positive to get a video of the doped-up Han-jun.
The subsequent day, Do-won arrives to query Yeong-seop with Jae-hui. And just after Su-cheol and Hye-jun tease Han-jun about the accidental kiss, the Minamdang crew listens in. Funnily sufficient, Jae-hui knows them nicely sufficient by now to know there’s a bug in the area, so she offers them the finger by means of the camera in an uncanny timing.
Jae-hui tells Yeong-seop that they know he is not the killer behind the sewer murder. Each Han-jun and Do-won also figure that Yeong-seop considers the culprit his savior for enacting his revenge for him. Do-won encourages him to inform the truth, but Yeong-seop only offers vague answers. So Han-jun concludes that even Yeong-seop does not know why the actual culprit is murdering people today.
As Jae-hui and Do-won continue to query Yeong-seop, a suspicious nurse enters the area to administer an “antibiotic.” Hacking into the CCTV, the Minamdang crew sees a burn mark on the nurse’s wrist, prompting them to give chase.
As it turns out, the antibiotic is essentially a hazardous drug that gets Yeong-seop’s vitals going crazy, and the suspicious nurse tries to escape. Jae-hui, Han-jun, and Su-cheol attempt to run just after him.
Regrettably, only Han-jun finds him in a dark stairwell. He gets into a scuffle with the man and confirms that he has a burn mark on his wrist. It is Gopuri! Or is it actually? Regrettably, we finish this week’s episodes with Han-jun finding his life choked out of him. I know he’s going to be okay, mainly because you know, he’s the most important character. But nevertheless, here’s a prayer — please be okay, Han-jun!
We unpacked a lot of the mystery this week, in particular about the original case haunting the Minamdang crew — I honestly didn’t count on that. Considering the fact that the drama has a total of 18 episodes, I believed they would be providing us info small by small each and every week. Now I’m a small scared we’ll come across this case solved rather promptly and finish up with a police/crime drama that gets formulaic with case-by-case episodes. Fingers crossed it will not be. Please do not fail us, Show!
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