My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 8 (split episodes 15-16)
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 8 (split episodes 15 and 16) 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.
* Good defeating evil isn’t always clear cut. The justice team – boss Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang), 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) – supported each other overtly and subtly.
* Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) had to follow his boss’s orders not to help Bo Mi. He managed to alert a reporter but that wasn’t enough. But Soo Ji added to the mix and had Kyung Soo alert a gaggle of reporters to the scene. Things are harder for Do Han now. His boss is suspicions, his boss’s minion Detective Nam may be suspicious, but it is Prosecutor Kim that got an eyeful when he obtained video of Do Han carrying the injured Soo Ji away from Detective Nam, who had a gun trained on Soo Ji. Is the Priest Do Han’s brother? Is there anyone that Prosecutor Yoon doesn’t consider a pawn in the chess game of life he’s playing?
* Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) survived the gunshoot and disarmed the murderer who was banging on the door that Bo Mi hid behind. Soo Ji planted the gun on him guaranteeing amped up charges for using a weapon. I like the trio living together. I like Soo Ji’s calm determined belief that she must know who the boss is. She told the Father that she needed answers that only the boss could provide. Soo Ji seems to be using more brain than brawn which exactly what is needed if she is to bring powerful prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro and his equally evil son to justice.
* Bo Mi confronted the man that helped killed her family. When she was barricaded in her bedroom the flashback seemed to indicate the American soldiers also had him with them on the night of the murders.
* Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) continued to work to capture Soo Ji. She trusts Prosecutor Kim who has had been ineffectual until recently.
* New writer Kim Soo Eun delivered a solid episode. This episode was quiet compared to the gripping previous episode. But Writer Kim continued to weave team good and team evil tighter. I love the idea of team evil turning on each other and imploding. That won’t be the final solution but it will be enjoyable nonetheless.
* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.