Flower of Evil: Episode 4
In the pursuit of a murder suspect, our detective comes dangerously close to discovering that her husband isn’t who she thinks he is. Somehow, he manages to stay just one stride ahead of her in his desperate bid to keep his past hidden. With more questions than answers, our heroine isn’t about to give upward digging into the background of a serial killer, unaware that her dedication will threaten all that she holds dearest.
EPISODE 4 Recap
Ji-won and Hee-sung took refuge from a sudden pelting storm under some eaves where she complained, “I’m wearing new clothes, new shoes, and I spent an hour styling my hair…So much for a first engagement.” Hee-sung confessed that he wasn’t interested in her but Ji-won protested, “Then why do you spend fourth dimension with me on your 24-hour interval off?”
Others in the neighborhood assumed they were already dating and Ji-won suggested, “Has it ever occurred to y’all that you’re the only ane who doesn’t know yous like me?” Ji-won proposed a game of rock, paper, scissors to relieve the tension, with the loser having to stand in the rain for thirty seconds. Hee-sung dismissed the idea but Ji-won played anyway and won. With a express mirth, she pushed Hee-sung into the rain and at the sight of her grinning, he unknowingly smiled back.
They were both surprised and when Hee-sung turned abroad, he saw Exercise Min-seok’s blackness eyes staring at him from across the street. When Ji-won followed Hee-sung’s terrified gaze, Min-seok disappeared. Hee-sung demanded, “How could you like a guy like me,” and walked away, leaving behind a tearful Ji-won.
In the pharmacy, Hee-sung’s mother shouts that if people notice out their secret, she’s kill herself in front of him. Taking a tonic from a nearby shelf, Hee-sung urges her to at-home downwards.
Mom apologizes for slapping Hee-sung but when she learns that Ji-won is in accuse of Nam Before long-kil’due south murder case, she throws the bottle, “I warned you lot, didn’t I? I told you she’ll brand things worse.” Sweeping upwardly the drinking glass, Hee-sung assures her that since the killer’s claret was establish at the scene, the investigation won’t lead to Baek Hee-sung, “…as long every bit you go on to stay on my side.”
Earlier Hee-sung leaves, Mom complains that her house is too big for only two people and asks him to stop for past for dinner in one case in a while. Hee-sung reminds her, “Information technology’south non just you two.”
When Hee-sung’s male parent walks through his front door, the housekeeper writes a note, “Your son needs to eat.” Dad heads to the secret room, its walls lined with the photos of the real Baek Hee-sung and his mathematics awards. After expertly connecting a feeding bag to a port in Hee-sung’s belly, Dad gently strokes his son’s hair.
At the police station, a review of Do Min-seok’s family annals reveals the existence of a daughter, Hyun-soo’s older sister, Do Hae-soo.
A adult female crouches beside the bloody body of a homo lying at the bottom of an empty swimming pool. Blood dripping from her fingers, she asks, “It doesn’t hurt anymore, does information technology,” and the homo’s eyes open when he answers, “It doesn’t sting. Just information technology smells weird.”
When a director instructs Hae-soo to make the wound look fresher, we learn that she’s a makeup creative person. Mildly frustrated, Hae-soo asks the director if he’s ever seen a murdered corpse before applying more fake blood. Hae-soo is interrupted when an banana alerts her to a telephone call.
Ji-won enters a café and locates Hae-soo right away (her real sis-in-law). Asked, “How did y’all know? Practice I expect similar to Do Min-seok,” Ji-won admits information technology was just a lucky guess and holds out her business carte. Hae-soo ignores it and tells Ji-won, “After Hyun-soo disappeared in 2002, I never saw him again. For 18 years, I’ve met tons of cops and told them the same thing. Tin can I go at present?”
That’southward not Ji-won’s question, she wants to know about the buildings that belonged to Do Min-seok, suggesting that they weren’t sold to provide refuge for Hyun-soo. Hae-soo explains that she only sold her father’s land to pay the victims’ families, she left everything else alone because she didn’t want her begetter’s coin.
Later on Hae-soo repeats, “I haven’t seen our Hyun-soo for 18 years already,” Ji-won asks why she sounds deplorable rather than resentful when speaking about her brother. Announcing that she needs to go dorsum to to work, Hae-soo leaves without answering the question.
Moo-jin’south online search for Baek Hee-sung reveals that the name belonged to the son of a university hospital director and that he was a recognized math whiz. Moo-jin jumps when Ms. Kang leans close to ask, “What are you doing?” Tossing 2 huge cases on the table, Ms. Kang informs Moo-jin, “This is the father’south case and this is the son’south case,” and reminds him “I’m waiting for that exclusive.”
Hee-sung ignores a text from Moo-jin and when he walks out of the bathroom, Ji-won is waiting with his raincoat. He allows her to put it on him and later pulling up the hood, she laughs when Hee-sung asks if she thinks that he’due south the killer. Ji-won explains, “When you came habitation similar this…I didn’t recognize you at starting time…how did Nam Soon-kil recognize him right away?”
Hee-sung helpfully suggests, “Mayhap he was mistaken,” simply Ji-won wants the killer to be Do Hyun-soo so that she can be rewarded with a special promotion. Hee-sung looks worried when Ji-won sends him to bed first so she tin work late.
Joining Ji-won on the couch, Hee-sung lays his caput in her lap, “I desire to slumber hither tonight.” Hee-sung sees the file for the foreman’south murder on the coffee table as Ji-won questions if Practice Min-seok’s kids were actually unaware that their father was a serial killer. Ji-won deems the father and son the perfect case to study the part that Deoxyribonucleic acid plays in antisocial personality disorder.
When Hee-sung asks about the case, Ji-won informs him that the Chinese restaurant owner will be working with a sketch artist on an updated paradigm of Practise Hyun-soo. Hee-sung gets Ji-won to lie down beside him and later studying his face up, she brags that she’d know him from just his shadow.
When her eyes commencement to close, Hee-sung asks if Moo-jin is helping with the sketch likewise but Ji-won doesn’t remember telling him that Hyun-soo and Moo-jin knew each other. Hee-sung fibs that she mentioned that they were classmates and when Ji-won asks him not to share what she tells him, he promises, “Of course not.”
In Hee-sung’s hometown, an old woman sees a report on the Chinese restaurant murder. An appeal for the public’s aid in identifying Do Hyun-soo gets her attention.
Ho-joon supervises the meeting with the sketch artist which isn’t going well because Moo-jin and the Chinese restaurant owner keep contradicting each other. Remembering that Hee-sung tasked him with sabotaging the sketch, Moo-jin helpfully volunteers that Hyun-soo has a scar on his forehead.
In the back of a taxi, Hee-sung watches another facial expressions video and practices looking pitiful. When he impersonates Moo-jin for a coming together with Nam Presently-kil’s widow, Hee-sung weeps when she mentions that he was the last person that her husband chosen, “If merely I had picked upward. I’grand truly lamentable.”
Afterwards Nam Soon-kil’s widow insists that he’s not to blame, Hee-sung asks why her husband was at the eatery so late. She explains that once a week, her husband worked belatedly on new recipes and when Hee-sung asks who else knew, she can’t think of anyone.
Back in the village, the onetime woman removes a photo from an album and in the background, Hee-sung/Hyun-soo has his arm effectually a very pregnant Ji-won. When the woman calls the police almost the photo, Ji-won takes her telephone call.
The Chinese restaurant possessor complains that the police sketch doesn’t look anything similar Do Hyun-soo. Ho-joon has doubts near Moo-jin’southward recollection but he’due south non lying when he insists, “I remember it equally if I had met him yesterday.” Subsequently a call from Ji-won, Ho-joon announces that they no longer demand the sketch and dismisses the men.
Hee-sung asks Nam Before long-kil’s widow to call if she remembers anything. He’s nigh to walk abroad when she remembers something, “The taxi!”
Considering the former woman can’t text an image of the photo, Ji-won insists on picking it up personally. Later on instructing the adult female not to show the photo to anyone, Ji-won hangs up and goes in search of Ho-joon.
Noticing the taxi driver’s tumbler, Jae-sub calls to remind him to pick it up. The taxi driver promises to come by after, even though he’due south parked across the street from the constabulary station. Placing an earpiece in his ear, the taxi driver hears Woo-chul tell Jae-sub, “In one case we take Do Hyun-soo’s photo, the case will basically solve itself.”
In a flashback, Nam Soon-kil borrowed the taxi driver’s phone and recognized the faded, paw-painted fish tile fastened to it. Nam Shortly-kil remembered seeing a newer version of that tile hanging from Hyun-soo’s cassette role player when they were roommates. After Nam Soon-kil uttered Do Hyun-soo’south name, the taxi commuter pulled over. In the present, the taxi driver stares at the faded fish earlier driving away.
Afterwards the widow informed Hee-sung that her married man was picked upward by the aforementioned taxi whenever he worked late, he gets a call from Moo-jin. Moo-jin delivers the bad news that a woman from their hamlet recognized Hee-sung in a photograph taken five years ago and Ji-won is on her way to pick it up.
Moo-jin shoves a vocalization recorder into a jacket pocket just as Hee-sung gets into his car. When Moo-jin asks if they can shell Ji-won, Hee-sung tells him, “I know for a fact that nosotros’ll get there starting time…Because they won’t run any cherry-red lights.”
While stopped at a light, Ho-joon and Ji-won discuss Do Min-seok’s seventh victim, who was never constitute. Ji-won tin’t empathize why Practice Min-seok committed suicide since information technology was the investigation into his death that led to the discovery of his victims. When she muses, “Do you lot call back he really did commit suicide,” Ho-joon labels her doubt a conspiracy theory. Ji-won reminds him that the victims’ left thumbnails were never found, suggesting that Min-seok had an accomplice, someone similar Do Hyun-soo.
As Moo-jin speeds through one red low-cal after another, Hee-sung asks why he had Hae-soo’s necklace. Hae-soo returned the necklace when they broke up and Moo-jin claims to have forgotten virtually it until he establish it in a drawer. When Hee-sung tells him that he threw information technology away, Moo-jin’s reaction suggets that the necklace meant something.
Remembering the recorder, Moo-jin asks, “How did Do Hyun-soo become Baek Hee-sung…How did yous manage to fool Detective Cha?” After Hee-sung answers that Ji-won knows cipher about his by or that he’due south aberrant, Moo-jin wants to know if he has any feelings for her, especially after having a child together.
Hee-sung recalls their first engagement as he shares that his dad is scared of Ji-won, “He won’t be able to come near me as long equally she’due south with me.” Pulling out the subconscious recorder, Hee-sung deletes everything on it and warns, “If Ji-won e’er finds out what yous know, I might really kill you.”
Being dorsum in the hamlet triggers traumatic memories for Hee-sung — being leap to the tree every bit well equally dragged earlier a twirling shaman in front of the entire village.
Parked exterior of Oh Bok-ja’southward house, Moo-jin goes over the plan as we see it played out. Moo-jin surprises Oh Bok-ja with a friendly visit and convinces her to show him the photo. After Moo-jin texts its location to Hee-sung, he steals information technology when Moo-jin lures Oh Bok-ja outside to greet the police. When Hee-sung gets away, he and Moo-jin reunite at a predetermined spot.
Hee-sung asks what happens if thing don’t get every bit planned simply without a backup plan, they proceed. After Hee-sung hides in a small shed, Moo-jin approaches the firm and sees that the front door is already open. Finding Oh Bok-ja with her arms and hands bound, Moo-jin runs to her side and gets hitting on the dorsum of the caput.
From the shed, Hee-sung sees the intruder exit the house, wearing a black rain glaze. The intruder runs when Ji-won and Ho-joon pull up and his rain coat is pulled off when Hee-sung chases later him. Catching the intruder, Hee-sung pulls off his mask, dislocated by the man’s greeting, “Do Hyun-soo…You may non know me, merely you must know Jung Mi-sook well.”
Ji-won and Ho-joon see Min-joo’s motorcar and wonder how he knew nigh their latest pb. Meanwhile, the intruder has a proposition for Hee-sung, “Let’s meet ourselves, without the cops… I’ll option yous upward…in my cab…I’ve been waiting so long for this beginning appointment.” When Hee-sung is distracted past the audio of Ji-won’s voice, the taxi driver escapes.
Ji-won sees a black pelting glaze on the footing merely equally Hee-sung is about to jump over the back fence. When she shouts, “Do Hyun-soo,” he freezes and he has to strength himself not to expect at her before running away.
While Ho-joon tends to Moo-jin and Oh Bok-ja, Ji-won unknowingly chases after her married man. Keeping pace with Hee-sung as they run through the forest and onto a street, Ji-won follows him into a warehouse. From his hiding spot, Hee-sung watches equally Ji-won reaches out to plow on an overhead light.
Picking up a hammer, Hee-sung sends it sailing through the air just as Ji-won flips the switch. When information technology hits the light, sparks fly and Hee-sung throws a blanket over Ji-won and pulls her to safety. In a struggle to gratuitous herself, Ji-won non merely kicks Hee-sung between the legs, she tosses him across the aisle.
When Ji-won trips and falls into a set of shelves, Hee-sung shields her from the falling tools. Taking her handcuffs, Hee-sung secures Ji-won to some other set up of shelves and escapes before she tin get the coating off of her head.
Hee-sung calls Moo-jin, who announces the he almost died, to enquire for information on Jung Mi-sook, a proper noun that Moo-jin recognizes. After hanging up, Hee-sung realizes that he’s bleeding and steals a clean shirt from a nearby clothesline.
Ho-joon finds a humiliated Ji-won, amazed that she wasn’t hurt when he sees all of the tools on the basis. Ji-won learns that fifty-fifty the photo was taken, the killer isn’t Do Hyun-soo because the intruder needed the one-time woman to identify him in her photo.
Afterwards buying supplies in a convenience store, Hee-sung rents a room at the inn that the taxi driver mentioned. In his room, Hee-sung breaks the glass on a wall clock to create a makeshift weapon from a large shard and some record.
In spite of the late hour, Ji-won meets with the local residents who take lots to say about Exercise Hyun-soo, “Nosotros should’ve continued the exorcism back then.” Ji-won has to explain that they’re not after Practice Hyun-soo but someone who’south targeted him.
Ji-won asks if an outsider has asked most him merely lots of people are interested in Do Hyun-soo — Telly producers, journalists, writers, even police. When Ji-won asks about someone with a grudge, one adult female mentions a a taxi driver.
Jae-sub is puzzled by dashcam footage that shows a taxi stopping and then driving off without anyone getting in or out, especially later on the taxi driver said that he dropped someone off. Woo-chul gets a call from Ho-joon nigh the latest developments and Ji-won grabs the phone to ask him to confirm that the missing victim’s hubby was a taxi commuter.
Putting her on speaker, Woo-chul and Jae-sub learn that the husband visited the hamlet oftentimes to search for his wife’s torso. A flashback shows that the taxi driver was so obsessed with finding his wife’s body that when a local confronted him about his earthworks, he was browbeaten with the shovel.
It seems that the hubby convinced himself that Practice Hyun-soo was his father’s accomplice and knew where his wife was buried. What Ji-won tin’t figure out is how the killer knew virtually Oh Bok-ja’s photo and when Jae-sub remembers the tumbler, he finds the listening device.
In a flashback to the night that Nam Shortly-kil was killed, the raincoat clad driver climbed into the dorsum seat of his waiting taxi and crawled into the driver’s seat, making await as if he’d been picked up. Afterwards returning to his hideout, he had a cough fit in forepart of the wall plastered with the missing person flyers of his married woman, Jung Mi-sook. When Jae-sub checks Jung Mi-sook’due south file, her husband, Park Kyung-choon, is listed every bit a taxi driver.
On his way to pick upward Hee-sung, Park Kyung-choon recalls telling Nam Soon-kil that he and his wife made the matching fish tiles. Jung Mi-sook’s phone was found in Mi-seok’due south workshop but the tile was missing, and he realized, “…Do Hyun-su had it all forth.” Park Kyung-choon thanked Nam Before long-kil, “The stuff you told me..It’s going to help me out a lot.”
While waiting for the taxi driver, Hee-sung gets a video call from his female parent-in-law. When he answers information technology, Hee-sung is greeted by Eun-ha’s sobs, “I woke up, and you weren’t there.” Looking genuinely sad, Hee-sung explains to his daughter that something came up and when she wails, “I miss yous,” he promises he’ll be in that location soon. Merely as Hee-sung hangs up, Park Kyung-choon pulls up.
A patrol officeholder shows Ji-won a sentry found in the warehouse, thinking that information technology’s hers. As Hee-sung walks towards Park Kyung-choon’south taxi, Ji-won finds
H. S. Baek
engraved on the spotter‘south band, her souvenir to Hee-sung on his birthday.
What a heart pounding episode as Ji-won came dangerously close to learning Hee-sung’s secret. Even though she discovers that Practice Hyun-soo
murder Nam Presently-kil, her involvement in Do Min-seok’southward instance guarantees that it’s only a matter of time earlier she unearths the truth. Since Hee-sung is about to be caught in Park Kyung-choon’s web, I accept a feeling that the truth is going to come out
soon. I take to admit that I’thousand surprised at how rapidly Ji-won has been made enlightened of Do Hyun-soo’southward life, which has me wondering, will the story about the real Baek Hee-sung eclipse the tragedy of the Do family? How else to explain the major freakout that Hee-sung’s “mother” experienced when she thought that her family unit’southward undercover was at take chances?
Hee-sung may not exist a math whiz, only he’due south shrewdly intelligent, cool-headed and at times, ruthless. Only he’s not without emotions, which is why he protected Ji-won during their tussle and wilted when he saw Eun-ha’s pitiful tears. He’s taken bully pains to continue that haunting image of his male parent, Practise Min-seok, at bay and we learned that’south why Hee-sung ended up with Ji-won, her smile banishes that ghost from his life. Ji-won is like the adept affections who can only encounter the adept in Hee-sung while Do Min-seok is the devil on his other shoulder, who stirs up bad feelings in him. At present that he’s been pulled back to the place where he grew upwards, the site of so much tragedy, how will that affect Hee-sung/Hyun-soo?
I’chiliad loving the uneasy alliance between Moo-jin and Hee-sung, especially when Moo-jin is taken aback by how well Hee-sung knows him. Moo-jin isn’t as smart as he thinks he is, and neither for that affair is Jae-sub. He fell for the taxi driver’s flattery and took care of the “forgotten” tumbler, allowing Park Kyung-choon admission to the team’due south information in real fourth dimension. And then embarrassing, a feeling that Ji-won experiences when Hee-sung uses her handcuffs to keep her from running after him. But it’s that up close and personal encounter that sows the seeds of suspicion in Ji-won’south mind, especially when she claimed that she’d recognize Hee-sung from his shadow. Later on Ho-joon points out that it was a miracle that Ji-won wasn’t injure, she has to wonder why and that watch band provides a huge clue, only volition she pursue information technology or chose to stay in the nighttime?
Ji-won’s question about Do Min-seok’s suicide means that zip that we retrieve we know is sound. Was Min-seok really a series killer and/or the victim of murder himself? I’m fascinated by Ji-won’s angles when she approaches a case because she asks the most interesting questions. There are so many loose threads that are part of a much bigger picture and I recall that it’s going to accept both Ji-won’s and Hee-sung’s skills to bring everything into focus. I can’t expect to run across that, but first, their lives are well-nigh to be turned upside down.
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