From previous episodes, the killer who was once Pan Seok's partner was arrested but kept his lips closed as to who are the real culprits behind the murder of Dae Gu's mother. Even when Pan Seok visited him, he never divulged further information telling him that it is for Dae Gu's sake to stop further digging.
The incident at the department store where SooSun's mother had a bag switch from the assemblyman's daughter that led to assault became a big issue when a video of the crime was uploaded in the internet. It was a shocking and brutal video especially for Soo Sun. The team felt the pains of Soo Sun. There was not an ounce of remorse from Yoo In Ae, the madame who forced a seal on a contract before acting her crime against Soo Sun's mother.
Dae Gu was diligent and exhausting all possible help in securing a witness to the crime. He kept on following the madame which showed haughtiness and annoyance at his presence. If only I can help in slapping the woman's face! Her mighty attitude is really maddening, using her power and connection as the assemblyman's daughter to get away with assault.
The assemblyman even called Chief Kang to put a stop on the issue. Chief Kang had no choice but to ask Soo Sun to close the investigation. I am glad how Soo Sun found the courage to talk back to the Chief stressing on the fact that the citizens should be the ones being helped instead of protecting the people who do crimes.
The woman who uploaded the video was taken by the madame in a rest house away from the detectives interrogation. But both Soo Sun and Dae Gu found her and begged for help. In the end she gave them the original site where she uploaded the full cut of the video showing the contract was sealed before the assault happened in contrast to what the lawyer of the madame said.
They have a probable case, a valid and strong evidence, but the assemblyman won't have his daughter go to the police for interrogation. He acted on his own, putting an end to the case by personally visiting Soo Sun's mother at the hospital and bowing his head over and over again as he apologized in behalf if his daughter.
Crocodile Tears as the title od the episode. Pertaining to the fake apology of the assemblyman.
The interesting part of the story was that the madame knew Ji Yong. She was so surprised learning the boy is still alive. Something on the conversation with her father told about her possible connection to the crime 12 years ago. I then ponder of the possible relation of Dae Gu to the family of assemblyman. Could it be he was a son of her husband outside marriage, Dae Gu's mother the woman?
It could be a cause and one of the secrets of the past. Ironically, their fate is not yet through and I think unless they pay for the crimes they committed, that's why Dae Gu has once again cross path with these people. He can be in danger anytime soon.
Although the madame and the case was closed against their principles, Dae Gu has threatened/warned the madame.
One of the unexpected scene was when Pan Seok suddenly saw Tae Il hugging Sa Kyung. He thought Tae Il is doing something behind his back with his wife. But it was all one sided and Tae Il knew.
The team got a new assignment. Dae Gu and Soo Sun posting as couple as they tried to find out the man in the photo as the gangster. In the midst of the operation, the people around them chanted KISS KISS! Soo Sun walked towards Dae Gu and leaned forward to kiss him to make it seem real. The rest of the team inside the van was surprised. But what was more interesting was when Soo Sun ended the kiss but Dae Gu held her back and gave her a second long kiss.
I laughed at the shocked expression of Pan Seok. It's funny how they looked at the unexpected scene before their eyes.
I also happen to love the sunbae/hoobae relationship between Soo Sun and Pan Seok. I think what they have is beautiful, a relationship of respect and love between colleagues. I smiled when Pan Seok commented on how Soo Sun looks beautiful in her dress, which earned a frown [of jealousy?] from Dae Gu.
The story is far from over and it won't be until Dae Gu learned about the two faced Chief Kang, the assemblyman being the man behind the crime. I hope that revenge will be sweeter in the end.
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