My Thoughts — Lookout — Episode 15 (split episodes 29-30)
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 test split that both MBC and SBS are trying.
Evil Father’s story: Powerful and evil prosecutor Yoon Seung is in police custody.
Evil Son’s story: Yoon Shi Wan has trapped Team Lead Kim’s daughter on the rooftop with a bomb. Master manipulator he is, he pulls the strings of every adult he wants to toy with – Soo Ji, Team Lead Kim, and Prosecutor Jang Do Han. He sends Team Lead Kim pics of her daughter with the warning that if she doesn’t bring Soo Ji to a particular location in a particular time, her daughter will die. When forced to choose between friendship and blood, Team Lead Kim chooses to save her daughter. Do Han figures out that Shi Wan has Team Lead Kim’s daughter and sends Kyun Soo to search the school. Maddeningly, Kyung Soo finds where Team Lead Kim’s daughter is hidden but she doesn’t call out loud enough (ridiculous). Using Team Lead Kim as his assassin, Yoon Shi orders her to shoot Soo Ji on the count of five. Soo Ji understands and tells her friend to do it. But Team Lead Kim can’t and implores Shi Wan to take her life instead. Soo Ji talks “sense” into Team Lead Kim knowing she was the Shi Wan’s target all along. As Do Han bursts into the scene, Team Lead Kim’s gun fires and Soo Ji has blood staining her shirt from the side. Shi Wan loves it.
New writer Kim Soo Eun an episode that was tense and difficult to watch. My bloodlust boiled watching smug Shi Wan manipulate Team Lead Kim effectively. My bloodlust boiled watching smug Shi Wan diss Do Han saying he was a part of the game and a man desperate to right the wrong he did to Soo Ji. My bloodlust boiled watching smug Shi Wan laugh knowing he would blow up Team Lead Kim’s daughter no matter what happened. Evil Shi Wan deserves one thing…death.
Prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) met his match in psycho Shi Wan. This kid plays by his own rules. For a millisecond Do Han looked like he might emotionally shame Shi Wan but no, Shi Wan was merely playing with him. What bothered me was the logical gap as Do Han desperately searched for Team Lead Kim and Soo Ji. They had the timed texts that Shi Wan sent. One of those defined the location they were headed. Maybe they only had the picture texts not the text only with the location, but that’s a stretch.
Detective Jo Soo Ji (Lee Si Young) accepted that Team Lead Kim had to save her daughter. Here’s my problem with her acquiescence. She knows Shi Wan is lying and will not give back Team Lead Kim’s daughter. So urging Team Lead Kim to kill her would only leave Team Lead Kim bereft that she shot Soo Ji and failed her daughter.
Hacker Kong Kyung Soo (Key) found where Team Lead Kim’s daughter was being held. I call foul that suddenly Team Lead Kim’s daughter was unable to rouse herself and rush to the door to answer Kyung Soo’s pounding.
“I see everything courtesy of CCTV” Seo Bo Mi (Kim Seul Gi) knew Shi Wan was up to no good. Personally I’m glad that Shi Wan doesn’t know about her or Kyung Soo.
Prosecutor Kim Eun Joong (Kim Tae Hoon) asked his father if he wanted him to find Detective Nam’s cell phone. His father didn’t answer so Prosecutor Kim had to draw his own conclusion, that his father expected and wanted him to find the cell phone that would put Prosecutor Yoon in jail. It must blow knowing your father will be interrogated for aiding Prosecutor Yoon.
Team Lead Lee Soon Ae (Kim Sun Young) was willing to do anything and sacrifice Soo Ji to save her daughter.She’s stopped thinking and was consumed with fear for her daughter. I get that. Her acquiescence doesn’t bother me because she’s a desperate mother trying to save her daughter.
One episode to go. What’s my wishlist for the final episode?
* My loathing for Shi Wan knows no bounds. He must die.
* Team Good – Soo Ji, Do Han, Kyung Soo, Bo Mi, Team Lead Kim (and her daughter), Prosecutor Kim – lives.
* Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as very good. My episode ranking chart is below.