The Superior Detective two: Episodes 15-16 (Final)
The truth is lastly brought to light, and our villain begins to uncover that her extremely personal approaches are starting to spell her downfall. Our group bands collectively with some unlikely allies in order to bring the correct culprit down — will it perform, or will she slip by means of their grasp but once more?
EPISODES 15-16 WEECAP
The detective group surmises that Na-na probably faked her fainting episode to convey the message that she’s beneath threat. Given that it is plausible that President Cheon would want to target her in retaliation for the exposé interview she gave, she could be attempting to frame him by generating it appear like a person tampered with her insulin dose.
Ki-jin visits Yong-geun in prison, coming clean about the DNA evaluation he ran on Hee-joo’s garments. He desires to use that to continue blackmailing Na-na, just as Dong-jae did, in order to safe himself a lifetime of cash. Yong-geun advises him to make it count if he’s going all the way he ought to pin every little thing on Sang-woo and tear him down for very good.
Na-na voluntarily comes to the police station to give a testimony, although Ji-hyuk sees appropriate by means of her — she’s attacking very first in order to shield herself and turn the circumstance in her favor. He’s appropriate, simply because Na-na brings up the time they colluded and she deliberately let them conduct a search and seizure on her home she insinuates that she could reveal their illegal technique of getting proof.
When Ji-hyuk brings up the possibility of her staging her insulin overdose, Na-na deliberately plays dumb. She suggests that it could’ve been an employee with access to her workplace, with directions from President Cheon, although everybody knows that is of course not the case.
Ki-jin offers a press hearing, in which he intentionally reveals Hee-joo’s garments to the public. He crafts a story about how the Incheon group was concealing proof, in order to use it in a surprise move to prove Sang-woo’s innocence in the second trial. Not only has Ki-jin discredited the Incheon group, but he’s also manipulated the proof in his favor.
Taking it a single step additional, Ki-jin claims that the second person’s bloodstains on the garments could have been intentionally smeared on right after the crime, in order to frame a person. With that, even if the blood is revealed to be Na-na’s, she has a way to clarify herself out of suspicion.
President Cheon gets summoned to the station with a subpoena — Na-na has submitted her doctored audio recording as proof that President Cheon has it out for her. The interrogation is seriously just an excuse to speak to President Cheon, although Ji-hyuk reveals that the police also believe it is basically just a scheme Na-na cooked up.
Of course, Ji-hyuk knows just how to appeal to President Cheon. By pointing out that their investigation into Hee-joo’s murder could finish up exonerating Sang-woo, Ji-hyuk manages to safe President Cheon’s cooperation. The influential president pulls a handful of strings, and with that, our Incheon team’s investigation is no longer hindered by outdoors forces.
Eun-hye reports Ki-jin to the prosecution for the incident at Grandpa’s shop, and the Seoul detective group subsequently gets hit with a search and seizure warrant. Desperate to save his personal hide, Ki-jin engineers a plot to sneak Boss Gu out of prison. Ki-jin baits Boss Gu with a duffel bag of cash, a fake passport, and even a gun just in case, pretending to arrange for his protected escape.
At the final second, on the other hand, Ki-jin pulls out his personal gun and aims it at Boss Gu. If Boss Gu is dead, then he can not expose Ki-jin for ordering him to murder each Dong-jae and Grandpa. Prepared to tie up this final loose finish, Ki-jin prepares to pull the trigger — only to be met with a barrage of warning gunshots.
Yay, our detectives tracked him down just in time! All thanks to Dong-wook, who stumbles out of Ki-jin’s vehicle trunk, LOL. In the interrogation area, Do-chang and Ji-hyuk get Boss Gu to spill the beans with a neat bit of reverse psychology, although Ki-jin stews in his seat.
In a flashback, Dong-jae tells Tae-ho that he received Hee-joo’s corpse at a villa (a.k.a. Na-na’s villa). Except when he named Sang-woo, he fibbed that Hee-joo wasn’t dead but, and Sang-woo yelled at him to kill her — which means Sang-woo wasn’t Hee-joo’s murderer.
We lastly see the rest of Tae-ho and Na-na’s conversation on the evening of the former’s death. Tae-ho asks why Na-na was right here at the villa when Hee-joo died, and in response, she asks if they ever actually loved each and every other — was he in discomfort right after understanding of Hee-joo’s death?
Not realizing that Tae-ho currently knows the truth, Na-na attempts to pin the crime on Sang-woo. Tae-ho does not contact her out on her lie, alternatively declaring that he killed Hee-joo, so he’s going to turn himself in.
He asks Na-na to forgive him after he’s released from prison in a decade, but we all know how that panned out. Na-na engineers the vehicle accident, and we drop a single of the most exciting characters of the season.
At Sang-woo’s second trial, Ji-hyuk admits that the police couldn’t uncover conclusive proof that Dong-jae killed Hee-joo, which signifies there’s affordable doubt as to Sang-woo’s guilt. Ji-hyuk apologizes on behalf of the group, owning up to their error.
It is a neat parallel to Do-chang from the prior season this time it is Ji-hyuk in his spot, repeating the precise very same words he after mentioned. It really should be an emotionally weighted moment, except I do not believe I’m feeling it as considerably as the show desires me to. I want we saw a lot more of Ji-hyuk’s motivations, simply because it feels like he got right here with no that considerably struggle (owing to his righteous nature), in comparison to Do-chang.
Sang-woo meets with Do-chang and Ji-hyuk, exactly where he accurately points out that they want him to support uncover the truth behind Hee-joo’s case. He currently knows every little thing about the case, such as the proof and why none of it is conclusive, as nicely as how Yong-geun is the crucial to cracking Na-na’s best cover story. Stunned, they ask Sang-woo how he knows, and he points out that he had all the time in the globe to figure items out although in prison, LOL.
This scene displays yet another exciting parallel we’ve noticed each siblings consuming sweet treats (and with their bare hands at that), just in extremely distinctive situations. Na-na binged a table of cakes in a moment of vulnerability, but right here, Sang-woo’s enjoying his desserts from a position of energy. It is an exciting part reversal, and I want the show expanded upon their sibling conflict a lot more.
In the TJ carpark, Yong-geun practically gets clobbered by a motorcyclist with a baseball bat. It is clearly a warning from Sang-woo, who points out that each sides have it out for him. Sang-woo offers Yong-geun a selection involving him or Na-na — who will he assistance, and who will he rather get killed by? (LOL, “me” in Korean is na, so Sang-woo fundamentally went “Na? Or Na-na?”)
Na-na promotes Yong-geun, and she asks him to be her shadow. She claims that she’ll really feel protected getting him as her appropriate-hand man, then hints that he really should get rid of Ji-hyuk.
Yong-geun tends to make his selection, and he calls Ji-hyuk to a junkyard, saying he has a voice recording of Na-na to hand more than to him. Of course, it is a trap, and Yong-geun ambushes Ji-hyuk prior to stabbing him with a knife. Except the knife does not go by means of — phew, Ji-hyuk wore a bulletproof vest!
Ji-hyuk gains the upper hand in no time, and Yong-geun ends up handcuffed in Ji-hyuk’s vehicle. Rather of taking him to the police station, on the other hand, Ji-hyuk offers Yong-geun a single final opportunity to receive decisive proof from Na-na.
As such, Na-na returns to her workplace to uncover a bloody and disheveled Yong-geun waiting for her. Given that he’s the only a single left who knows the truth of that evening, he begins a voice recording on his telephone, then asks Na-na to confess that she killed Hee-joo. Yong-geun desires to preserve the recording as insurance coverage, so that Na-na can not kill him off as well.
Losing her cool, Na-na throws the telephone, but Yong-geun does not let up. Relentlessly pushing her buttons till she’s cornered, he ultimately pressures her into admitting that she killed Hee-joo. With a unsafe glint in her eyes, she says that they have to trust each and every other now. Yong-geun agrees, and leaves her workplace.
As soon as she’s alone, Na-na furiously stomps on the broken telephone, only to be interrupted by the ringing of her workplace telephone. She answers the contact, and it is Sang-woo on the other finish of the line. Musing that Yong-geun will will need a new telephone, he patronizingly croons that she shouldn’t basically destroy items just simply because she’s unhappy.
Oh, how the tables have turned. It is Sang-woo performing the surveilling now, and Na-na paces about her workplace in a hysterical panic, realizing that she’s been caught on a hidden camera and that it is all more than for her. Na-na’s been accomplished in by her extremely personal approaches.
The subsequent morning, in her mother’s villa, Na-na receives a text from Sang-woo. It is a clip of her murder confession, along with a sticker of a laughing face wishing her very good luck. HAHAHA, why is Sang-woo so funny! He’s like an overgrown manchild, and I want we got to see this side of him earlier.
Our detective group pulls up to the villa, and Ji-hyuk calls Na-na to inform her that they have a warrant. He requests that she open the gates for them, but she screams that she didn’t murder Hee-joo — on the contrary, she attempted to save her.
We see what in fact occurred that evening. Na-na calls Hee-joo to the villa to show her the video of Sang-woo ordering her murder. Shocked, Hee-joo runs to the bathroom to throw up, exactly where she accidentally comes across a good pregnancy test in the trash can.
When Hee-joo returns to the living area, Na-na instructs her to send the contents of Tae-ho’s laptop to the Blue Residence (as a result generating her the Blue Residence informant that landed President Cheon in jail), in exchange for the video clip of Sang-woo that she can use to shield herself. Hee-joo does as told, although Na-na receives a provocative telephone contact from Sang-woo that sets her on edge.
Just after Hee-joo’s accomplished, she apologizes to Na-na. She says that Tae-ho sincerely loves Na-na, then humbly asks Na-na to please forgive Tae-ho. Then she congratulates Na-na, and remarks that Tae-ho would make a very good father.
As Hee-joo leaves, she wishes for Na-na’s happiness, and it is the final straw. In an impulsive match of rage, Na-na brings a wine bottle crashing down on Hee-joo’s head, and it ends up killing her. Shocked by how items ended up, Na-na mutters more than and more than that she didn’t murder her. It was Sang-woo, not her.
Back in the present, Ji-hyuk handcuffs Na-na, although she’s nevertheless adamant that it wasn’t her who killed Hee-joo. She keeps a calm facade, but her denials are beginning to sound like empty reassurances that she’s desperately clinging to.
In the hospital, Do-chang and Eun-hye spend a check out to Grandpa, who nevertheless hasn’t regained consciousness but. Tearfully, Do-chang tells Grandpa that he’s lastly caught his granddaughter’s murderer. It is a bittersweet moment, as Do-chang confides in Eun-hye that the driving force behind his determination to catch the culprit was the discomfort he felt for each the victim and her bereaved loved ones.
Some time later, Do-chang drives his date dwelling. She likes him adequate to schedule a second date, but Do-chang gets distracted by an altercation taking place on the side of the road. His detective instincts kick in, and he pulls more than to break the fight up. By the time he returns to his vehicle, on the other hand, his date is lengthy gone. Ha, some items under no circumstances adjust.
We also see our group browsing for a dog on their chief’s request, and in the distance, Man-gu comes operating more than. He’s flailing and screaming, and the purpose for his panic swiftly becomes apparent — he’s becoming chased by bees! HAHAHA, the group requires off operating, and we finish the season just like how we began it.
It is a relief to lastly have Na-na exposed for her crimes, but it was a shame that we didn’t get to see the fallout. Given that it was clear from relatively early on that she was the correct culprit, the drama spent considerably as well lengthy going in circles and getting her regularly escape the law. If accomplished appropriate, it could be suspenseful and thrilling, but I personally felt that it fell flat and even got tedious at instances.
The ending felt rushed in comparison to the quantity of time we took to get there, which shortchanged Na-na’s character a fair bit. We saw her descend additional and additional into an instability of her personal generating, but we under no circumstances seriously got to discover her psyche beyond a handful of flashback scenes.
Na-na’s aversion to private accountability for her personal actions spurs her into a habit of lying that is so compulsive she ends up believing her personal falsehoods, which is at after repulsive and sympathetic. She grew up beneath awful situations, which certainly warped her viewpoint, but her subsequent actions have been nevertheless in the end her personal.
Equivalent to Tae-ho, Sang-woo is yet another exciting character that I felt was wasted all round. They say prison modifications a man, but I didn’t anticipate it to be like this — he’s so amusing! I want the script permitted him to show this side of his character a lot more, alternatively of basically yelling at people today just about every other sentence.
It feels like the show pulled out all the stops in its final week, but it was as well small, as well late. I liked the callbacks in these episodes and how we came complete circle, but it did really feel like the writer had an concept of the commence and finish, and no concept how to connect the middle in a concise and compelling way. It tends to make the payoff significantly less satisfying than it ought to be, and I can not support but sigh at the show’s wasted prospective.
Nonetheless, I did create a soft spot for our bumbling Incheon group, whose antics gave me a healthful dose of laughter each and every week. I absolutely have mixed feelings about a prospective third season — do not make it unless you have a strong script, please — but I wouldn’t be completely averse to seeing our group in action once more.
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