My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 12 (split episodes 23-24)
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 Father’s story: Prosecutor Jang Do Han reveals who he is to evil and powerful prosecutor Yoon Seung. He cackles that he’s got him dead to rights. Soo Ji batters Detective Nam when he tries to throw Kyun Soo’s mother’s body into the river. Kyun Hoo finally has the confirmation that his mother is dead. In a surprise twist, Prosecutor Yoon calls in a favor from Prosecutor Kim’s father to act as Detective Nam’s attorney. Turns out that Prosecutor Kim’s father was the judge in the trial against Do Han’s father. As Prosecutor Yoon directs, Prosecutor Kim’s father threatens Detective Nam citing his wife’s interrogation as proof that Prosecutor Yoon won’t allow Detective Nam to turn against him. Detective Nam hangs himself. Do Han now has one less witness to testify at Prosecutor Yoon’s confirmation hearing. Prosecutor Kim can’t believe it when he learns his father was the attorney of record for Detective Nam and refuses to divulge who hired him. Do Han tells Soo Ji that she must watch Prosecutor Yoon’s confirmation hearing live. On the day of Prosecutor Yoon’s confirmation hearing, Do Han is arrested. He laughs knowing Prosecutor Yoon just eliminated him from being a witness at Prosecutor Yoon’s confirmation hearing.
Evil Son’s story: Yoon Shi Wan know has Team Leader Kim’s daughter completely under his control. When Soo Ji realizes this, she risks meeting Team Leader Kim’s daughter to warn her that Shi Wan killed her daughter and is lying to her. Soo Ji searches Shi Wan’s room and finds a drawing of Shi Wan’s hand on her daughter’s shoulder just before he pushed her off the roof . Team Leader Kim’s daughter won’t listen to warnings. She asks Shi Wan if he is a killer. Predictably, he denies it. Predictably, she believes him. He implores her to keep their relationship a secret. As they walk down the street together, Shi Wan dares Soo Ji to watch all she wants because she won’t be able to stop him from doing what he wants.
Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) is now openly gunning for Prosecutor Yoon. The gloves are off and Do Han’s intentions are clear. I have a hard time watching the once meticulous Do Han falter. His witnesses are now compromised, either dead (Detective Nam) or deals made (Prosecutor Oh), by Prosecutor Yoon. He is arrested. Who will testify against Prosecutor Yoon now? I’m betting he intended himself as a witness against Prosecutor Yoon. Was he going to confess to being the witness to Shi Wan leading Soo Ji’s daughter into the building? Is that why he told Soo Ji to watch?
Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) warned Team Leader Kim’s daughter against Shi Wan but it feel on deaf ears. Soo Ji’s search of Shi Wan’s room yielded two chilling drawings. The first was a happy Soo Ji and daughter. The second was Shi Wan’s hand on her daughter’s shoulder just before he pushed her from the roof. Soo Ji’s saw Shi Wan’s mother knew her son’s monstrous ways. But when Soo Ji confronted Shi Wan’s mother, she was a lioness protecting her flawed evil son. I can’t explain how much Shi Wan creeps me out. His father is horrible, but he plays in the adult world of power and manipulation having others do his dirty work. But Shi Wan enjoys luring, grooming, then destroying his prey. And he does it with an innocent face that hides the monster.
Hacker Kong Kyung Soo (Key) grieved his mother’s loss and laid her to rest. Kyung Soo retrieved the evidence Detective Nam tried to get rid of. In the bag, he found his mother’s body. Bo Mi gave him sage advice of reaching out to his father and brother for the funeral. Exhausted when he laid on his bed he found Bo Mi. Startled they dithered then agreed to share the bed. I had to laugh when a surprised Soo Ji found them sleeping peacefully the next morning. There are so few moments of humor in this series, it was like a breath of fresh air.
“I see everything courtesy of CCTV” Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi) told Kyung Soo to contact his family his mother’s death. She reminded Kyung Soo he still has a family to reach out to while her family is dead and she’s forever alone. Wisely he took her advice. It was cute when he took to her real estate office to check out the house he’d be renting for himself, his father and brother. Her assumption that he might be thinking of living with her was adorable. These two are providing the romantic element to this series.
Prosecutor Kim Eun Joong (Kim Tae Hoon) learned his father was Detective Nam’s lawyer. He assumed his father was ha straight arrow of honor. Now he is suspicious that his assumption about his father is wrong. While I’m sorry that Prosecutor Kim’s father is just another tool for Prosecutor Yoon to use, it was an excellent twist.
Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) is unaware of her daughter’s friendship with Shi Wan. Evil son Yoon Shi Wan has plans for her daughter. He knows Soo Ji is watching him. He believes he cannot be stopped. Will Soo Ji tell Team Lead Lee? Will Soo Ji be able to thwart Shi Wan?
New writer Kim Soo Eun allowed Prosecutor Yoon to gain the upper hand. All the hard work to gather evidence against Prosecutor Yoon has gone up in flames. What a disappointment.
* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as very good. My episode ranking chart is below.