My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 6 (split episodes 11-12)
At the end of my recaps I have a “My Thoughts” section where I summarize my opinions. For certain series, instead of a recap, which is a blow-by-blow of the episode, I’m writing a thought-cap of the episode. I just finished episode 6 (split episodes 11 and 12) of Lookout.
Each of the Lookout 16 episodes are split into two. Per Han Cinema…MBC’s latest Monday/Tuesday drama “Lookout” is a 32 episode run…It is a part of a new test split that both MBC and SBS are trying.
* We learned Bo Mi’s backstory. The justice team – former detective now fugitive Jo Soo Ji, hacker, Kong Kyung Soo (Key) and “I see everything courtesy of CCTV” Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi) – all have a backstory. We know Soo Ji’s backstory but Kyung Soo and Bo Mi’s were a mystery. We knew that Bo Mi had to stay hidden our of fear. Last episode we saw Bo Mi stare at a family photo and have a flashback that seemed to indicate her family was murdered but she escaped. This episode we learned that two American soldiers visited Bo Mi’s parent’s eatery. They spied the full cash register. They robbed and killed Bo Mi’s parents in their bedroom and she saw them arguing about the murders with the bundles of money in their hands. Bo Mi ran to her bedroom where her older sister was sleeping. She managed to say burglars and her sister pressed her under the bed while going to shut the door. The men found and murdered her sister, dragging her from Bo Mi’s sight while her sister stared in horror. Yikes!
I was glad that the boss finally gave the green light for Bo Mi’s case to take front and center. Soo Ji and Kyung Soo were completely supportive. It turns out there was an inside connection to the murders – either an uncle, a delivery boy, or chef. The uncle was murdered as the delivery boy (I believe I got that correct) demanded to know Bo Mi’s whereabouts. To Bo Mi’s horror, she witnessed and heard the murder from her Uncle’s hacked phone that was streaming video from the camera.
* The powerful prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro thwarted the capture of the American soldiers that murdered Bo Mi’s parents. He is scum. Part of me is impressed how many people he’s manipulated into cleaning up his messes and keeping his secrets. His son (Yoon Shi Wan) learned from the father and has a disturbing creepy factor. When he stares and smiles, I shudder. His mother knows all isn’t right with her beloved only son, but she can’t deal with it.
* Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) cleverly hacked the priest’s phone and got one step closer to identifying the boss. She recognized the Priest though he denied meeting her. Aren’t men of the cloth supposed to tell the truth? With the hacked phone they were able to listen and trace the phone call the priest made to the boss (Do Han) who realized the situation and trashed his phone. But they were able to determine the phone’s last location was the Prosecutors building. Yep, Soo Ji knows the boss is a prosecutor. I appreciated it when Soo Ji called her mother and told her not to apologize for the day her daughter died. She correctly pointed out that there was a line of people that should apologize to them.
* Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) told her daughter to keep away from Shin Wan. I’m worried for her daughter who seems to doubt that evil Yoon Shi Wan killed Soo Ji’s daughter. Now Shi Wan realizes Team Leader Lee is one of the police officers that helped stop Soo Ji from injuring him. That can’t be good.
* Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) is revealed to be the boss. Do Han continues doing what he does best – manipulation. He maneuvered Seung Ro (recall he falsely accused and prosecuted his father for espionage) but he’s playing the long game and isn’t taking quick drastic steps. Do Han isn’t the most likable character. He’s a snake. But his goal is shared by his team, get Seung Ro and make him pay.
* New writer Kim Soo Eun delivered a solid episode. Evil prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro and his creepy son Yoon Shi Wan are connected to the justice team’s backstories. Soo Jin realized that Seung Ro is the ultimate target. She was onboard with that. I am too. I want the justice team to settle the score with with Seung Ro and his despicable son.
* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.