One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8


One particular Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-eight

Ladies and gentlemen, the award for most aggressive tonal transform inside a single drama has been awarded to… One particular Dollar Lawyer! The complete backstory of our a single dollar lawyer is right here, and it is as rife with tragedy as we believed it would be.


One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8

A lot to my surprise we invest all but 30 seconds of this week’s episodes in pure backstory — it is not only the strongest tonal shift in a single drama possibly ever, but it breaks up our drama in the strangest way.

We spent practically the initial half of our 14-episode drama with the non sequitur antics of our wacky lawyer, and then, at the halfway mark, dove into his previous. It is fantastic, it is tragic, and Namgoong Min’s acting will kill ya. But also, the story is not significantly unique from just about every other legal or melo backstory we’ve noticed.

Having said that, right here we go! In the present-day storyline, we see Mari drinking herself silly whilst listening to Prosecutor Na inform the tale of Ji-hoon’s previous, and we dive once again into our drama inside a drama.

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Ji-hoon is like a dog with a bone investigating his case, and refuses to give into the stress. But the CEO of JQ Group is only the starting — justice will not be definitely served till his slush fund and recipient(s) are identified and dealt with. Ji-hoon investigates, and then the terrible stuff begins to take place.

His a single lead — the tail finish of license plate digits — points straight to his personal father, CANDIDATE KIM YOON-SEOB (Nam Myung-ryul). It is a horrible moment of recognition, exactly where our solemn Ji-hoon gets even a lot more solemn (if you assume it doable), when he recognizes the quantity.

One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8

The factor is, Ji-hoon’s normally idolized his father, and he tells him that he dreamt of becoming a righteous prosecutor like he was — even even though Ji-hoon spent most of his childhood missing his normally-functioning father. His fondness for jajangmyeon becomes clear as well: Ji-hoon equates it to missing his father.

That theme of missing his father quickly packs even a lot more punch, even though, when his father jumps from a developing and commits suicide suitable in front of his son. He had been complying with the investigation, and seemed prepared to admit the truth… As such, there’s surely a lot more to the death than his father taking his life out of shame — his father was going to be the scapegoat to hide the other folks behind the slush fund dealings.

Ji-hoon, not even enabling himself to grieve, commits the subsequent two complicated years of his life to uncovering the corruption about his father and the highly effective politicians in his circle. I truly really feel for Ji-hoon, but can we get a story that offers us even a tiny one thing new?

One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8

It is an awful time in Ji-hoon’s life, but there’s a single particular person who keeps popping up about him, and that is Joo-young. We discover about her via seeing her dealings with Ji-hoon. When the prosecution turned against him and he was blackballed at just about every turn, she was the a single particular person that stood by his side, forced him to smile, and even laid in the street in the rain with him. You know, as you do when you have hit rock bottom in life.

We do not see significantly of their romance, but it is adequate that in his misery Ji-hoon proposes marriage to her, and genuinely loves the light of goodness that she is, that we can fill in the blanks.

Joo-young decides to leave Baek Law Firm — turning down a partnership give from Grandpa — and begins her personal practice. And then we see that it was Joo-young who scoped out their present workplace, who filled the fish tank, who initial took on Moo-jang’s case, and who decided, fairly philanthropically, to aid folks for only a 1,000 won charge.

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Joo-young desires Ji-hoon to join her, but we are not offered as well significantly purpose to hope: we know that sad music that keeps playing is there for a purpose. And confident adequate, in a total accident a single day at Baek Law Firm, Joo-young inadvertently swaps documents with a baddie who slips previous our notice. And these papers have life or death consequences.

When Joo-young sees them — and we get a glimpse of Ji-hoon’s father’s photo — she runs off to meet him. But, as we all anticipated, she does not make it via the day. A hitman follows her onto the subway, and there’s this completely creepy and effectively-captured moment exactly where she sees him, and knows he’s immediately after her. By the time Ji-hoon locates her, she’s stabbed and bleeding out. It is sad as hell, but it is all moving so rapid, I either wanted significantly a lot more, or significantly much less.

One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8

Ji-hoon is sadder than ever now, and we see him openly weeping whilst seeking more than her workplace. He puts on sunglasses to hide his swollen eyes when Moo-jang comes in for aid with his case, and as they say, the rest is history.

It is up for grabs whether or not we’ll jump back to the present-day timeline with Mari, or if we’ll watch Ji-hoon and Moo-jang in the previous, but either way, I assume seeing the story behind the workplace and 1,000 won was my favourite aspect of all of this. There was one thing fairly good about seeing the significant and solemn Ji-hoon of the previous in the warm, shabby, and fishtank-filled law workplace exactly where we initial met him what feels like ages ago.

A different good connection produced by the backstory is to give us the context behind Ji-hoon’s comment about parents from the earlier episode. I appreciate how they have been capable to bring hints about Ji-hoon’s story complete circle for the audience. I like complete circle. I just cannot choose if the drama is going to go back to its prior tone and have our group of 3 total the loop, or if the drama will attempt to come to be a hybrid of its two components. Bets are on — what do you assume?

One Dollar Lawyer: Episodes 7-8

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