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All of the executive director’s previous business dealings are investigated, and he’s forced to explain his method of business. Chief Oh is interrogated on his take on this business deal and his suspicion on the level of guanxi. He actually tries to defend the executive director by making vague statements on the relative nature of guanxi depending on the risks and benefits, but the interrogators know that Chief Oh was suspicious of this sort of deal, as he didn’t include the executive director’s excessive guanxi in his version of the contract and further investigated their Chinese partners.
The president visits the executive director to inform him that official protocol will be followed. The executive director argues that the president was well aware of this method of business, and the president acknowledges this. But the head office is a different story. He’s going to have to prepare himself.
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Min-ki sits looking at the stars that night, where he’s joined by Yoon-hee. He tells her he hadn’t wanted to see Yoo-na again but once he heard she was leaving, he felt bad. He looks at Yoon-hee to say something else but when they make eye contact, he seems to forget what he was going to say, and they share an emotionally charged moment. Instead of talking, he just lays his head on her shoulder, sending Yoon-hee’s feelings spinning. Neither of them notices Hyuk poke his head out the door and see them sitting there.
Han-chul takes the night shift watching the cabbage and continues the trend of imagining elaborate fight scenes. HA, his even ends with a passionate kiss with a dying head-of-cabbage ladylove. Exhausted and freezing, the thief wonders if there’s anyone normal in this town (Mi-ja: “Nope.”) and Soo-yeon notes blearily that Han-chul is kind of cute.
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But there’s a catch: there’s an arrest warrant out for Dr. Jang, who received money in exchange for fabricating clinical test results to a pharmaceutical company. This is reported by prosecutor LEE HO-SUNG (Ohn Joo-wan), who works the criminal division. He also gets flack for not properly welcoming Kang-jae to the Seoul Western District Court. Yeah, you can say that Ho-sung has gotten off on the wrong foot with his new boss.
Jung-hwan wants Dr. Jang to be brought to him regardless of an upcoming indictment, though he bites his lip in frustration to hear that the prosecutor in charge is none other than Kang-jae. So he pulls rank in order to coerce Kang-jae into giving up some time to chat.
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She plays the interview—the good parts this time—and Hyung doesn’t miss the chance to point out on live television that she edited it quite differently then and now. He recounts verbatim what she said thirteen years ago about cutting out his entire my-father-is-a-hero plea in favor of the story she wanted to tell. Mom gets flustered and tries to move on to the next question, and Hyung notes bitterly, “It’s funny how through editing, one person can become the devil, and the other a hero.”
Mom can’t bring herself to admit she was wrong or apologize even when faced with her mistake so baldly, and just says that all the networks were misinformed. But she assures him that she and MSC are more mature now, and they’re the ones who corrected past mistakes and reported his heroism, after all.
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The rest of Sales Team 3 is busy working on the China project, but when Dong-shik notices that Geu-rae received a text message from the kindergarten teacher, he tells him to answer back right away, because it’s obvious she likes Geu-rae. He sighs that it’s too hard, and relates what happened after they met up with Dong-shik after his blind date dumped him. She had happily followed him home, despite his annoyed reaction, and when he told her to stop texting him meaningless things, she cheerfully told him she’ll only text him useful messages from now on.
Dong-shik laughs at Geu-rae’s woeful expression and tells him to be nice to her because it’s difficult for a woman to be so forward. But Geu-rae looks over at his “contract employee” nameplate and wonders if it’s really the right time to pursue a relationship. Dong-shik tells him of course it is, because if he waits any longer, he’ll turn into a useless old bachelor like Dong-shik.
He finds the spot in Min-ki’s field where he hid the money, but it’s been covered by a huge stack of cabbages. He runs (literally) into Mi-ja, and Soo-yeon recognizes him. He immediately figures out that she came to find his money while he was unconscious, but she stands up to him and yells that it’s not his money either, because he stole it first. This girl has major cojones, because she even goes so far as to threaten to tell the assemblyman where to find him if he doesn’t tell her where the money is.
That night Min-ki sits outside and looks at the stars, looking rather sad, and Yoon-hee joins him and asks if he spoke to Ki-joon. He has, but Ki-joon doesn’t want to rejoin the band and Min-ki can’t get him to change his mind.
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When they hear that she’s been rushed to the hospital, Chief Oh and Deputy Director Sun’s staff immediately leave to check on her. When they arrive at the hospital, her husband tells them she collapsed due to exhaustion from stress and overwork, and will need to be in the hospital for a few days to rest and recover. Deputy Director Sun’s husband blames himself for her collapse because they’d recently fought about work. He was recently promoted at his job, and told her to quit. But she refused, saying that her job has become a big part of who she is, and she needs to keep herself intact in order to keep her family intact.
Deputy Director Sun’s staff beg Chief Oh to convince her to ditch the Pakistan project, since they know it’s a sure failure. When he brings it up to her, telling her to focus on resting and trust her staff to take care of it, she wonders if she should give it up completely. She explains that she had considered quitting when her husband got his promotion, but decided to stay on.
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Moon-ho is welcomed warmly into the fold, and while he responds in all the right ways, I dig the steely edge that’s visible just underneath the charm. He asks plainly why they wanted to see him, and they cut to the chase: They want him to act as “our” representative in politics. They’ve decided he’s the perfect choice, as he’s a star whose stalwart reputation appeals to the younger generation. (Of course, they don’t want him for his strong convictions; they just find it convenient as a tool to use for their purposes.)
Moon-ho asks them to clarify exactly who they mean by this general “us,” and they all have a hearty laugh like it’s a joke; they basically want one of their own representing the media elite’s interests in politics. While you could argue that the rich and powerful media controllers don’t need a lot more help, I suppose power breeds thirst for more power.
The first order of business: They instruct Moon-ho to help a politician campaign for the upcoming mayoral election. The man is Assemblyman Kim, otherwise known as Yeon-hee’s sponsor. One media honcho assures Moon-ho to trust in them, and in return they’ll propel him right to the top.
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The way Jung-hwan talks about ruining people’s lives makes it sound like this is an everyday occurrence, which seems to be the idea. Even though there’s risk involved if things go south in the wake of Jung-hwan’s bold move, Tae-joon wryly comments that he’s prepared for either outcome. “Whether I receive a prosector’s salary, or eat beans and rice [in prison], my country will be feeding me either way.”
We finally meet Tae-joon’s rival, Director of Judicial Training JUNG GOOK-HYUN, during a meeting with Jung-hwan. When he’s “advised” by Jung-hwan to step down from his candidacy because of the shame this recent news about his son could bring to the prosecutor’s office, Director Jung agrees to hold a press conference immediately.
But he’s not the fool Jung-hwan takes him for, since he’s trained enough prosecutors in his time to know that this was all an orchestrated scheme. And he will not step down, because only when he’s elected can he bring reform.
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What I didn’t appreciate, however, was the show’s use of visual cues to mislead us later on down the road. It’s one thing to use a shot to keep us guessing and allow context in writing to fill in the blanks, but another to use a completely different shot to tell us the truth after leading us viewers down the road of the “truth” earlier. Such was the case for ultimately revealing Prosecutor Oh as the one trying to dismantle Team Crazy Dogs all along by issuing hit orders in a shot that looked different than the one we’ve seen all series long. Like the past few episodes, we keep being told a version of the truth as seen through someone’s biased perspective, but presented in a way to illustrate that whatever we see is actually what happened.
So I wish the show didn’t wait until the final 90 minutes to show its hand in Prosecutor Oh and his intentions. It doesn’t diminish the chilling factor of a man who takes justice into his own hands, and yet I found myself wondering what it could have been if the reveal came earlier, forcing Team Crazy Dogs to work as a team for longer. That’s one of the things I’m sad we didn’t get to explore enough, because while we fleshed out each of our characters, we barely skimmed the surface of their skills. At one point, I’d forgotten that Jung-moon had studied both math and philosophy.
Speaking of Jung-moon, a part of me had hoped that he would be partly responsible for the Hwayeondong serial murders, as Prosecutor Oh’s involvement practically removed the metaphorical knife out of Jung-moon’s hands. And granted, Jung-moon did still commit murder (the burglars who killed his parents), although they didn’t quite haunt him like the Hwayeondong ones did. But perhaps the fact that he didn’t kill this time speaks to the notion that even someone that has a propensity in something doesn’t always mean that they’ll choose to complete that action. In Jung-moon’s case, he had a high psychopathy score, and yet, he still had an inner moral compass, and it’s the other moral pillar that went on a murder spree.