There's still a chance they could pull a surprise extension.
You think so?
No, not really.
The wisdom of the ages whispers to me that if the writer throws them together a lot toward the end, they will be alone AT the end. I begin to prepare for ranting.
Has he? I'm trying to remember. No one ever really got a chance to tell Tracksuit WHY they failed in a mission before he tortured them with dinner, and generally Banker was the reason they did.
Can they PLEASE just PLEASE get a happy ending?
I wonder if his wife watches this drama and when he's all bad ass and sexy or sad and sexy or cute and sexy she says 'he doesn't look like this at home' or hopefully she says 'there you go, that's my guy!'
The world's first crime-fighting supercouple? Real life Incredibles? A season two, perhaps?
It'll put some pep in your step, that's for sure!
Back in his own car, Do-Hyeong calls The Bore - who is sitting in an empty hospital room again. She is even more non-energetic than usual, which tips Banker off that something is wrong. Kind soul that he is, he goes to the hospital and learns of Park Hyeong-Sik's demise from Detective Oh. When he joins Yoon-Mi in the empty hospital room, she breaks down crying. It's okay, hon. It's okay.
I do feel sad for her. It's a double loss, when you think about it. And she has no one else, either.
Park's death causes all the police officers to go wild about catching the Shadows. Mass-arrests of loan sharks follows. Yoon-Mi swears to her dead lover that she will catch Seo Jin-Gi and kill him. The name that pops up the most is S Loan Sharking, which therefore becomes the center of their investigation.
I'm not even going to comment on how ridiculous their sudden energy and wisdom and effectiveness is. Or that a business which has been in existence for all of a two weeks has suddenly become THE worst offender of all.
But where is Big Bad Jin-Gi? At a luxury hotel room, looking swell in a new suit. Lee El is with him, but there is no lovey-dovey-ness between them ... none at all. He threatens to kill her if she isn't useful to him and she cries in frustration. Yeah, you might have dreamt of a big life, Lee El, but in the end, your character just sucked.
BIG TIME. What an incredible waste.
Seo Jin-Gi is looking better than ever, wow, great suit! He is going to see Tracksuit Boss who ... isn't eating. And isn't happy, either, maybe because he isn't eating. Seo claims Park's death was a mere accident. Of bigger interest to Chairman Kang is the loan though. Which isn't there. Which makes Chairman Kang FIRE Seo Jin-Gi (he must have been watching "The Apprentice"). "Study a foreign language for a few years", is his command. Hahaha, I love that phrase.
Is anyone else thinking about how much like a pyramid scheme the whole money bit is? They want the money, not to do something with it like construction, but just to get rich. But loans have to be paid back. Do they borrow more money to pay that loan?
It's money laundering. I don't understand how it works in detail though.
Me neither - what little I know of money laundering entails running dirty money through clean businesses...but they are borrowing money, not lending.
Hasn't he heard?! Back at the hotel (beauuuutiful room), he calls Branch Manager and tells him to hurry up. Well, Branch Manager promises to speed things along, but he also grows quite suspicious. Jin-Gi doesn't register anything amiss, though - he's primarily thinking about that Song Hak-Soo account he wants to plunder. Stupid Seo ... Secretary Kim is at the bank and the two men laugh at the "psychologically disturbed" Seo Jin-Gi, right before Kim tells Manager to put all the money Seo handled into another account (that HE handles, I guess).
Remember when Kim looked like a wimpy guy, afraid of everything?
Ohhhh, this is going to be good! Do-Hyeong hears from his Banker friend that a new guy is representing Seryo; and because Do-Hyeong is a man of action, he storms right into the office and asks the new Kim whether Chairman Kang sent him and where Seo Jin-Gi is. Actually, Secretary Kim has always scared me. He has a dead kind of smile, which is super creepy. I'm sure he tortures animals off-screen. Secretary Kim denies any knowledge of Kang and says Seo has disappeared, but Do-Hyeong isn't finished: "There won't be an additional loan", he says.
Because this is definitely how underlings act in front of their bosses, yes. You are right about Kim. I said something last night about his face giving me the creeps because it looks like a mask.
Well, too bad they already got the approval from the headquarters, as Branch Manager informs him. And who filed for it? Branch Manager ... and Kim Do-Hyeong. Cling together, swing together! You mean but smart little toad. Or not? He claims he never approved this loan and storms out.
The whole thing between him and the Bank Manager is kind of weak, I think. The back and forth between them is odd, the power shifts feel strange. Do you know what I mean?
I have thought about it too! Yes, it is a weird type of relationship. My explanation: Branch Manager knows exactly whose son this is.
To follow Secretary Kim. He is getting quite good at that car-chase stuff, right? Uhm, no. Cause Secretary Kim notices him immediately and stops the car. He goes into a shop and buys two ice creams, one of which he offers Do-Hyeong. Unfortunately, he has no mind for ice cream right now. How impolite. He demands to see Chairman Kang and when Secretary Kim does not budge he threatens "to visit him soon". To which Secretary Kim says: "Hwaiting". I crack up. Do-Hyeong is SO PISSED.
It's not wise to poke the lion in the cage.
That begins to feel significant in a way I can't ignore.
Immediately. Like did not even wait for Seo to go around the corner immediately. He might as well have been dialing the phone while promising not to call.
She's their lawyer, did I get that right? (Oh, she is? I always thought she was a CEO) Basically, she's like the dad in Grapevine. A move and shaker, a President-maker, that kind of thing.
I wasn't quite sure I understood his intention there... I think he wants Do Hyeong to succeed so he gives him hints, and I guess he thinks he can jolly the mother along for a while?
You can just tell Kang is wishing he was cooking dinner right now.
Woah, Omma. There is a lot of you in your son, it's true.
Well, all those masked threats have made Chairman Kang even more curious for Do-Hyeong ... and he is smart enough to realize he will just have to wait for Banker to come looking for him. And in addition, it's time to end the relationship with Seo Jin-Gi. Uh-oh.
Maybe he will be suffocated with a live octopus or something.
That guy is spending his last hours on this earth in a gigantic bath tub which I ENVY. And then, he's summoned to Chairman. Jin-Gi knows exactly what that means - he arms himself.
I find that whole set up (the bathtub) very impractical and wasteful. And I don't like the room at all. It irritates me. Do you think I'm just looking for targets to relieve my anxiety?
All her silly little dreams of riches, crumbling into nothing. I still can't figure out if she cared about either guy somewhere in her tiny, shriveled heart. She seemed genuinely upset at Park's death. I could see a scenario where she loved Park but chose Jin Gi because he gave her a better shot at wealth and power. Sadly, we'll never know; apparently she was only here to model dresses. Or perhaps (your GIF gave me the idea) she serves as a counterpoint to Joo Young. Speaking of (not really, but go with me) whatever happened to Joo Young's cute little hooker friend?
Only, when she does, he is no longer at the hotel. He is sitting in his car, in front of Chairman's restaurant ... and then, he calls Yoon-Mi. He wants to turn himself in, he claims, and will provide evidence for all of Chairman Kang's wrongdoings. Well, Yoon-Mi calls Banker who immediately springs into action, suspecting a trap. Yes, of course it is!!!! Seo Jin-Gi is now at his old office, emptying the safe. But somebody has found him! Gangsters with iron bars. Behind them, Secretary Kim.Why did he go to the restaurant? He needed that time at his office, the idiot. But what do I care, actually? I don't, other than it was stupid of him.
Man, he went down fighting hard. That guy was determined, wasn't he?
I laughed my ASS off at that slow roll. And what IA officer would show up at a LOCATION to question a cop? None, that's who.
Wasn't that always what she was after? Didn't we know this already?
Okay, Dad. Oh wait, we've ruled that out.
CommentsNot a lot of Banker in this episode once again, but a lot of Chairman Kang (I like him), Secretary Kim (I fear him) and other side characters that are important. Very little Yoon-Mi, too, which is crucial for my enjoyment of this drama. At this point, her ever-same face makes me aggressive.
You made me spit out my coffee!
Omma: We knew it, didn't we? But this drama is clever: She is not a gangster queen or anything. She is just a super powerful business woman in a corrupt world, using the likes of Chairman Kang to get even more powerful and richer. I kinda respect her, even though she has done unethical things, I'm sure of it. She is making one mistake, though; she thinks she can break Do-Hyeong and make him follow her wishes. NEVER! He'd rather die than live in her world. The sooner she realizes that the better because this son of hers won't stop before he has refashioned the world into a place for Joo-Young and himself to live their lives happily.
His sort of dedication ends in death, every time. I am not resigned! I am not ready!
Seo Jin-Gi: I'm satisfied with how this character ended. A painful, meaningless and miserable death. Well-deserved.
Yep. Bye-bye. What a great portrayal, though, huh? I love Ryu Seung Soo.
And we get another MV from cass! This is an inspiration to all non-athletes among us, I'd say. My Beautiful Banker, will you train with me, please?
You train with him. I want to be his masseuse...Also: great job, Cass!