Lookout – Episode 10

My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 10 (split episodes 19-20)

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 the next episode 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.

Nutshell recap:
Soo Ji, Bo Mi and Kyung Soo successfully trap the priest and Do Han. Their meeting is cut short when the police arrive. They are almost captured but they manage to escape. Do Han is under scrutiny by everyone. Prosecutor Kim, Detective Nam, and evil and powerful prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro. We learn that Kyung Soo’s mother lied under oath that Do Han’s father took money from the North Korean. Who pressured her to this do? Prosecutor Yoon. The dashboard video showing Detective Nam and Do Han interacting with Soo Ji on the day she was shot is given the Prosecutor Yoon by the Special Investigation lead per the Councilwoman. Prosecutor Yoon has major trust issues with Do Han. He orders him to set a trap for Soo Ji and capture her. Do Han decides to use Soo Ji’s mother as bait. But he brings Soo Ji to visit her mother the night before the trap will be sprung. When Do Han enters the house to tell Soo Ji they must leave, he stares at a photo of Soo Ji and her daughter. He flashes back to watching evil son Yoon Shi Wan lead Soo Ji’s daughter into the building where he pushed her from the rooftop. Do Han is a witness! As Do Han leaves the area with Soo Ji in the backseat, Detective Nam (under orders from Prosecutor Yoon) stops Do Han and demands to search his car.

My Thoughts


Do Han is suspected by everyone, he’s fighting a losing battle to continue as a trusted adviser to Prosecutor Yoon or the police.
I was surprised to learn that Do Han witnessed evil son Shi Wan lead Soo Ji’s daughter into the building and her eventual death. His team wasn’t impressed with his tactics and his slow pursuit of justice and using them to his own ends. Do Han knows the Prosecutor Yoon doesn’t trust him. How can he continue to believe that he can be effective when no one trusts him?

Hacker Kong Kyung Soo (Key) learned his mother lied on the witness stand which was the key factor that convicted Do Han’s father. He has a sweet vibe with Bo Mi. Will Writer Kim pen a romance between Kyung Soo and Bo Mi?

“I see everything courtesy of CCTV” Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi) was caught but Kyung Soo set her free.  She and Kyung Soo are in the hyper aware of each other stage.

Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) worked with Do Han. Soo Ji correctly slammed Do Han’s willingness to put aside her daughter’s murder case while pursuing his own agenda. He needed to be called out for his skewed priorities which marginalized his team’s pursuit of their own justice. I was pleased Soo Ji finally had a face-to-face meeting with her mother.

Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) is exposed or suspected by too many people. The suspicion surrounding Do Han intensified this episode. He needs to realize that he’s not fooling anyone and potentially walk away. He can’t stay in his current capacity much longer or it will become ridiculous.

Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) continued to try to capture Soo Ji. Evil son Yoon Shi Wan tightened his grip on her daughter.  While Shi Wan appears to be genuine he revealed that she was merely a play thing that he would do with as he willed. He is like a cat toying with a mouse. Or is he the scorpion convincing the frog (her) to trust him and cross the river on his back?

* New writer Kim Soo Eun continued to tightened the net around Do Han and Soo Ji. Team Good must revector to stop Team Evil.

* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good.  My episode ranking chart is below.

 

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19 comments on “Lookout – Episode 10
  1. Beez says:

    Do han was there at little Yoo na’s murder? Why? Why would he be following WormFace? Or Su ji at that time?

    And if they knew Su ji’s mom would be used as a trap, why go see her now? I could understand if her mom was sick, but since she’s not, there was no reason to go see her. Su ji didn’t even visit after she was shot to reassure mom after that news was well over the media. So why now? Su ji could’ve just had Det. Soonae tell mom “whatever happens tomorrow, it’s a trap for Su ji so don’t be overly concerned”.

    I feel like Do han must,
    the story is falling apart.

    • You’d mentioned gaps in plot logic in the previous episode. These gaps widened again in this episode.

      I was appalled to see Do Han watch evil Yoon Shi Wan lead her daughter into the building. And he said NOTHIING? Again, Do Han has missed golden moments to get retribution at the expense of others. I’m not sure how can Soo Ji forgive this?

      if they knew Su jiโ€™s mom would be used as a trap, why go see her now? I could understand if her mom was sick, but since sheโ€™s not, there was no reason to go see her.
      Perfect example of plot logic gaps increasing. This would not have occurred in the first third of this series. I get that Do Han’s grip has slipped from perfect control to herding cats, but visiting her mother was flat out stupid.

    • Jane Tilly says:

      Beez asked why Do Han had been following ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ; could it simply be due to ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ Chief Prosecutor’s sonโ‰. It is hard to believe Do Han witnessed Yoon Na’s murderโ€ผ I’m going with the idea that Do Han didn’t know ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ was capable of murder and could not have prevented the murder. I want Do Han to be a good guy, who is after justice โš– not just full of revenge at any cost. A child’s life is too high a cost ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฐ.

      That councilwoman is dirty after all and Prosecutor Kim, bless his good intentions, just turned over the only link the good guys had to get dirty ๐Ÿ‘ฎ cop Nam. Do Han warned Kim that he would not catch Yoon going by the book ๐Ÿ“•. With a little pressure Nam might have rolled on Yoon. We saw Nam record ๐Ÿ“ฑ his conversation with Yoon; Nam is covering his assests ๐Ÿ‘. Nam’s phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ is full of evidence.

      Yup, Do Han’s plan is falling apart. The logic gaps widen as Do Han took Soo Ji to visit her mom “I get that Do Hanโ€™s grip has slipped from perfect control to herding cats, but visiting her mother was flat out stupid.”. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜ฝ. What a stupid decision. I hope Soo Ji didn’t stay in Do Han’s car, but I think I saw ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Soo Ji’s plaid shirt in the back seat, hopefully it is just a shirt ๐Ÿ‘•.

  2. Beez says:

    Just to rant on this further: It was bad enough that Do han arranged Worm Face’s release when it was purely circumstantial evidence – cameras show Worm Face going up to the roof with Yoo Na, coming down alone. At least I felt something for Do han as he reacted with tears in his eyes, even though my feelings were confusion at what was going on with him. But to think he saw the heartless deed himself…

    I do get it when he says Ratface Yoon would’ve had someone else cover it up if Do han didn’t but… dannnnng. I could handle it better if the show found a way to have Do han set Worm face up much sooner for some bigger crime that was caught on camera with the public so he couldn’t weasel out and daddy couldn’t help him (except there is no bigger crime than what he did). But if Do han did set something else in place (and much sooner), then I could back Do han and his tactics. But because WormFace’s crime was so random – as far as we know, he murdered a child that he was not angry with out of some warped display of power within himself, possibly because something he didn’t like about Su ji on the day that she came to Yoo na’s class. That is the most dangerous-to-society type of criminal. They’re no pattern to when he will next get a crazy random idea and strike. That is so scary. And like Jane Tilly says, he’s luring in Deyective Mentor’s daughter. *shivers*

    • Jane Tilly says:

      True dat Beezโ€ผ. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ And his father ๐Ÿญ Yoon are despicable ๐Ÿ’ฉ excuses for human beings. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ’s mom showed a glimmer โœจ of humanity when she realized her son ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ killed Yoon Na, but she has done nothing about it. You would think at the very least she would seek psychological help for her son. I ALMOST feel sorry for her being stuck in a ๐Ÿ  of sociopaths.

      ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ may be worse than his father, ๐Ÿญ Yoon’s crimes stem from greed, whereas ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ deliberately sought to hurt an innocent child and is methodically luring another, Soon Ae’s daughter. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ is aware of Soo Ji’s surveillance and seems to be going Team โš– Justice; what does ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ have planned for Soon Ae’s daughterโ‰. I concur with Beez โœณSHIVERING TOOโœณ

      • Beez says:

        “She and Kyung Soo are in the hyper aware of each other stage.”
        Ahhhh. Young love. So sweet to watch and remember what it was like. *siiiiigh*

        “He needs to realize that heโ€™s not fooling anyone and potentially walk away. He canโ€™t stay in his current capacity much longer or it will become ridiculous.” kjt

        Or before he gets kilt. *Yes. Spelled it “kilt”, even worse than being “killed”. lol

        @JT You reminded me about Worm Face’s mom. That actress just makes me grrrrrrr. It doesn’t matter what role she plays. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the actor playing Prosecutor Kim. He makes you like him whether he’s playing good guy or bad. I even had empathy for him in My Love Eun Dong and it had nothing to do with him being in a wheel chair. He did despicable things but you just can’t full on hate him.

        In the role he has here, most actors would make you hate their self righteous demeanor. But you feel him feel that he has to do the right thing. He can’t not do the right thing. And you know the world would be better off if all prosecutors were as righteous as he is.

      • Jane Tilly says:

        Do Han has his eyes on the prize ๐Ÿ† and does not realize he’s been busted. It is time to walk away or risk being “kilt”. Hmm…that sounds like it has the makings of a rap ๐ŸŽถsong…

        I agree with Beez on the actress who plays ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ฆ’s mom, Jun Mi Sun, I don’t think I have ever liked a character she has played. While I have liked most of the characters Kim Tae Yoon has played,such as Prosecutor Kim, he has played a few evil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ roles. He was utterly despicable in Angry Mom as a high school ๐Ÿซ administrator who impregnated a student and then killed her when she threatened to go public with the pregnancy. Although there were moments where I had twings of empathy for him, which is a sign of good acting/writing.

        I completely agree with Beez about Prosecutor Kim that “the world would be better off if all prosecutors were as righteous as he is.” I get angry ๐Ÿ˜ก when bad guys, like his colleague and the Councilwoman, take advantage of good guys like Prosecutor Kim. I want to ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ข the bad guys; it might just be cathartic.

      • Jane Tilly says:

        I found Angry Mom worth my precious Kdrama watching ๐Ÿ“บ time. The first 4-5 episodes are pretty dark a little difficult to get through. KJT has recaps for this drama, but I know you don’t like spoilers.

        • Beez says:

          @JT Right. If I watch Angry Mom, I’ll watch an ep, then read the recap. I know a lot of people will read only recaps and not watch a show. I can’t imagine enjoying it that way. To each his own…

      • Jane Tilly says:

        We are on the same page with recaps, I don’t ๐Ÿšซโค like spoilers. Luckily ๐Ÿ€ my eonni doesn’t usually see Kdramas before me, as she tends to blurt out spoilers without thinking.

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