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.
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.
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.