My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 11 (split episodes 21-22)
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.
Evil and powerful prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro sics his lapdog enforcer Detective Nam on Do Han’s father who ends up in the hospital. It’s a trap to force Do Han to reveal what Prosecutor Yoon already knows. Do Han switched identities with the Father and he has an axe to grind with Prosecutor Yoon. Soo Ji stops Do Han from going to the hospital sending the Father instead. But Detective Nam swipes a hair to perform a DNA test to prove Do Han’s father is in the hospital. Things look grim until Prosecutor Kim turns himself in as the informant. Do Han takes the information to Prosecutor Yoon who seems to believe this takes suspicion off Do Han. Pressure gets put on Detective Nam and he makes a move to get rid of evidence. Prosecutor Yoon calls him to cease and desist. Detective Nam counters that it was Do Han that told him about the danger. Prosecutor Yoon and Do Han lock eyes.
Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) is compromised, yet he persists in trying to be a trusted adviser to Prosecutor Yoon. I have a hard time believing that Prosecutor Yoon has a shred of confidence in Do Han. He KNOWS who Do Han is. Canceling the DNA test to confirm Do Han was a liar was out of character. I see that Do Han has no choice but to continue the charade but it seems ludicrous at this point. I was not happy when Do Han admitted to Father that his gut knew that evil son Shi Wan would harm Soo Ji’s daughter as he watched him lead her into the building and her eventual death. The collateral damage Do Han has allowed in his pursuit of vengeance of Prosecutor Yoon is unacceptable.
Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) worked with Do Han. She supported Do Han and kept him from seeing his father in the hospital. What will she do when she learns Do Han knew Shi Wan intended to harm her daughter?
Hacker Kong Kyung Soo (Key) doesn’t want to believe his mother is dead. Detective Nam is getting rid of evidence, is that evidence his mother’s body?
“I see everything courtesy of CCTV” Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi) told Kyung Soo his mother was dead. She and Kyung Soo are on the outs because of her statement. That Soo Ji concurred with Bo Mi doesn’t matter. She said it first.
Prosecutor Kim Eun Joong (Kim Tae Hoon) confesses to being the leak. He decides if you can’t beat them, join them, and offers Do Han his help. In essence he becomes the sacrificial lamb that Do Han used to get back in Prosecutor Yoon’s good graces. This character finally realizes the system is corrupt and team evil is winning every battle.
Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) was surprised when Prosecutor Kim confessed to being the leak. Evil son Yoon Shi Wan tightened his grip on her daughter. It is clear that Shi Wan enjoys psychological torture and has the daughter completely trusting and believing his lies. His innocent face hides a hideous person.
* New writer Kim Soo Eun has painted Do Han into a corner. He is compromised. Prosecutor Yoon trusting him is ridiculous.
* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.