It is not easy discovering that your rugged resilience and athletic running can bend time, but that is exactly the unwanted ego trip our Gwang-ho receives in episode fourteen of “Tunnel – Drama”. We have tearful reunions, awkward shifts in relationship dynamics and a killer who knows a bit too much for comfort. The team has to find evidence against him and guess where that evidence can be found.
We are now sure that the past and present we know connect, although the writing does not go deeper into causality than case-related points. The characters who know the truth retain both sets of existences, which means a happy ending where everyone remembers what happened while Gwang-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk) returns is still possible. I am not sure how the series would handle the differences new lives would bring to our characters, but I am going in too deep.
I have more things going through my head than our beloved tunnel has men running through it and those include see some flaws in how the team is going about this case. At this point, Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang-I) should not have been able to slip by so easily. Also, while everyone is after the pen, where are the security cameras? Gwang-ho was tracked from the hospital to the tunnel, so why are they not looking for the killer the same way?
As for said pen, the thing will have several prints on it and any blood left will be over thirty years old, despite belonging to victims that died in the present. It will be in the possession of Jae-i (Lee Yoo-young), essentially having come from nowhere. Does the source of the evidence not matter as long as it has the suspect’s prints and victims’ blood on it? That is assuming proof or witnesses can connect the pen to Mok Jin-woo in the first place.
Magical time traveling pen aside, other elements reveal the writer’s struggle to keep things going. Mok Jin-woo’s espionage gadgetry is truly a stretch and a half. While he gloats over his own genius, I cannot help but imagine Seon-jae (Yoon Hyun-min) throwing it in the trash as he exits or keeping it close while he watches porn. I know the possibilities of reality are naturally eliminated when fiction needs to get its way, but it is still silly.
Now that the series re-damsels Jae-i for its plans, I imagine the next episode will cover the chase to get her, which thankfully includes the whole team now. I am eager to see if kidnapping someone at a busy place in broad daylight will leave no traces, because at this point the evidence against our killer should be piling up. I am trying here, “Tunnel – Drama”, but you need to help me a little.
“Tunnel – Drama” is directed by Sin Yong-hwi and Kim Seong-min-I, written by Lee Eun-mi-III and features Choi Jin-hyuk, Yoon Hyun-min and Lee Yoo-young.
Written by: Orion from ‘Orion’s Ramblings‘
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