Vampire Detective Episode 10 Recap

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Well, this is a day late because of memorial day. The episode only went live on Tuesday, and since this one has a lot to do with back ground I had a lot to write about. I’m so sorry everyone! Enjoy!

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Here’s a not so quick recap of the story so far! While looking into Han Gyo Min (Jae Hee) disappearance, San (Lee Joon),Gyeo Wool (Lee Se-young) and Goo Hyung (Oh Jung-se) stumble across a vampire bar. After a shootout San got inject with a blood serum that heals him no matter what, and turns him into something similar to a vampire. Later the trio were hired to protect the newscaster Seo Seung-Hee (Choi Song-hyun), and while figuring out that case San uncovers more information out about the vampire bar and how they obtain their food supply. The more that San looks into the case there are more links there are to Jung Yoo Jin (Kim Yoon-hye) being part of an illegal organization. San later gets a call from an old cop acquaintance, Choi Seon Yeong, and he help her get into her father’s safe where they find pictures of Yoo Jin and Kang Tae-Woo (Jo Bok Rae) that her father, Jang Tae Shik (Choi Gwi Hwa), would have used to make fake ID’s. The trio is hired to clear Moon Gyeong Ho of murder charges, which they do, however their client isn’t who they say they were but in fact a woman by the name of Yo Na (Lee Chung Ah) who seems to have a connection to Yoo Jin. Yo Na calls San after a case and asks for a meeting to which he agrees to and ends up helping her find her ex-lover, Young Kwang. Yoo Jin calls San to tell him to be careful. Now on to this episode!

A few years back, Goo Hyung is looking at the wanted criminal poster in the police office when Detective Park comes in with Gyeo Wool. She swears that she didn’t steal the wallet and it belongs to her uncle, however detective tells her that he saw her steal the wallet. He asks her got her guardian’s telephone number and she tells him that she doesn’t have one. He tells her that if the wallet belongs to her uncle she can’t not have a guardian. Gyeo Wool admits that she found the wallet in a taxi. Goo Hyung comes over to see the wallet and pulls out the ID of Jo Myung Guen who should be dead. Goo Hung asks her why does she have a dead man’s wallet, and Gyeo Wool is surprised to find out that he’s dead. She swears left right a center that she didn’t kill anyone. Goo Hyung walks over to the board and Detective Park follows. He hands the wallet to Park and tells him that they now have evidence that Myung Guen could be alive and they will need to re-open the case. Goo Hyung tells him that they needs to focus on finding Myung Guen, and to do that they will need to get in some fresh faces.

Back in the present, San arrives at the payphone that Yoo Jin called him from, to find that she is obviously already gone. San sees a security camera outside a store that would have a direct line of site of the phone booth. He goes in, shows his id and asks if he can see the security camera.

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Goo Hyung  is in the kitchen making gimbap when Gyeo Wool comes in asking him why he was making them and jokingly asks if he was going on a field trip. He tells her that you make gimbap when someone you love is having a party or going on a field trip. Gyeo Wool  asks if he was making them for Se Ra, and he simply tells her to stop eating the ingredient. She start tells him that if he has time to make these then he should be focusing on her brother’s case. He tells her that he is always thinking about her brother’s case no matter what he’ doing. Gyeo Wool asks if he’s seen San, he tells her that he never sleeps in.

San reviews the footage from the security cameras at the store and finds the footage when Yoo Jin is on the screen. He re-watches it multiple times and he starts to cry, seeing her on the screen getting into a taxi.

Goo Hyung brings the gimbap to the shop and Se Ra absolute loves it, saying that it seems like the ingredients are breathing. Kwang tells him that the more he chews the waterier it gets and his rice is too chewy. Goo Hyung tells him that he dislikes it but he ate it all anyways. San suddenly shows up out of breath and everyone turns to him. Kwang looks at the footage and tells him that it might take a while to clean up the taxi plate number. San asks him to rush it because it’s really important. Goo Hyung looks at the rootage and recognises Yoo Jin right away.

Gyeo Wool watches Goo Hyung from the corner, and watches as he looks sad and listless. When San comes down the stair somberly, Gyeo Wool asks if something happened to Goo Hyung because he is as happy as he was that morning. She asks if Se Ra rejected him, and San assures her that it’s nothing like that. San makes his ways over to Goo Hyung and asks if it was really Yoo Jin in the footage, and what was going on. San promises Goo  Hyung that he was going to find her and ask her that exact question. San admits to Goo Hyung that after he lost Yoo Jin he thought about what could have happened had he refused the mission when he first met him.

Right after San, Tae Woo and Yoo Jin accepted the mission, San teased Yo Jin that she was nervous for the meeting, he also admits to being a little excited about the mission. Tae Woo tells San not to be over-confident because it can make the people around him nervous, this confuses San. The trio arrives at Goo Hyung’s house, San asks if it’s the right place but it matches the address. Tae Woo rings the bell and Goo Hyung invites them in.

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Tae Woo tells Goo Hyung that he has a nice house, and comments that police officers must make a good wage. San tells him that it looks like someone else house. Goo Hyung asks him why he says that, and he explains that he had difficulty finding the glasses and the sweater hanging on the chair is too large for him. Goo Hyung tells him that he could have had issues finds glasses because he never has people over and he might like to wear baggy sweaters. San tells him that’s true, however men don’t tend to hang pictures of other men in their house in multiple places. Goo hyung tells him that he lives up to what he was told that he was quick witted. He tells them this will be wear they are staying until the completion of the the mission.

Goo Hyung explains the Myung Guen was the CEO of the CMK Network who was a multimethod organization who was performing a pyramid scheme, and Myung Guen disappeared with 500 million Won. They have recently found some evidence that he may in fact still be alive, and not dead after all. CMK has recently changed their name to challenger, and they believe that Myung Guen changed his identity and is still running it. They need them to infiltrate the organization and figure out if he is actually still in charge. He admits that quite a few officers have tried to infiltrate the organization but they are all missing. Tae Woo asks if there could be spy in the department, and he confirms that he went to the academy himself because of the possibility. They are hoping that new officers with unknown faces would work for this mission; however their lack of field experience could be an issue. He tells them that as long as they live in that house they will be trained on how to perform undercover operations. He pulls out a non disclosure form that if they sign they agree that if something goes wrong no compensation or explanation will be given. Goo Hyung tells that that it’s a very dangerous mission and they can feel free to leave if they don’t want to proceed. Tae Woo looks around at the others who are thinking. San is the first one to say that he will do it, and he signs that the paper, followed by Yoo Jin, and finally Tae Woo.

Goo Hyung teaches them about the organization and how the fraud happens. He explains that it starts with one phone call from a friend that you trust. Once they fall in scheme they’ll take out loans just to stay in the organization. Goo Hyung asks if they understand, but Tae Woo is still struggling. Detective Park arrives with chicken meals and he explains the situation again with him. San doesn’t understand how people would continue with the organization. Goo Hyung explains that greed is a horrible thing and if you get ripped off you want to rip other people off. They start discussing who will go in, and San offers. Tae Woo offers as well and San tells him that it’s not about pride if he doesn’t want to go in. Goo Hyung tells him that Yoo Jin and Tae Woo will go because San and Yoo Jin are in a relationship, their emotions might affect the mission. Goo hyun tells them that In Hyun Ta is  an insider that they won over. He had been exposed during an investigation, so they decided to keep them on board.

Tae Woo sits in on the class while Goo Hyung, San and Yoo Jin listen. After the classed Tae Woo meets with the higher people in the organization and they asked if he was interested. He admits that it’s tempting but he had a question. He asks if it’s true that if he had enough money he could start as a silver member, the woman advises him that it’s true and he tells her that he’ll start at sapphire since he has some money saved. Goo Hyung packs some money in a bag and hands it over. Tae Woo hands over the money and tells them they can check the money because it’s all there. Tae Woo works really hard to get the higher ups to to trust him in the company.

The 4 of them are standing around the products that were delivered and Go Hyung doesn’t like looking t them. They decided that it’s time to bring in the second mole into the organisation.

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Tae Woo brings Yoo Jin to sign up, and she tells the moderator that she trust her friend that’s why she’s signing up. Tae Woo puts that she’s his girlfriend, which shocks San and Yoo Jin. When they return San asks why, and Goo Hyung jumps in saying that it’s actually a good thing because partnerships in the organizations are frowned upon but if they’re in a relationship than they can work together. Goo Hyung tells Tae Woo and Yoo Jin that they should act like a real couple for the mission so that they can get to know each other. San, though he’s not happy, he agrees that it would be safer for the mission.

Tae Woo comes to see San afterwards and asks him if he’s really okay with a plan or if he’s just pretending. San tells him that it’s work. Tae Woo asks how he can be so carefree about everything that he does, and if he ever feels jealous. San asks him why would he since they’re friends. Tae Woo seems defeated, and  San asks him to protect Yoo Jin while out in the field, and he confirms that he will.

Present San gets a call from Kwang and he tells him that he managed to pull that license plate number off of the cab. San calls that cab gets in and goes for a ride.

San goes to see Yoo Jin while she reading in bed, and he gets under the blankets and cuddles up to her. He tells her that whenever he reads or is focused on something she’s beautiful. Yoo Jin reminds him that he told her that when he asked her out on their first date. San admits not remembering that but he probably said it because he was nervous. Yoo Jin goes to apologizes for that day, and San cuts her off and tells her that Tae Woo will protect her. He reminds her that when he gave her necklace it was so that they would never misunderstand each other and they could trust each other. We then get a very cute flashback to San giving her the necklace.

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While San is in the cab, the cabbie spoke up and asks if the woman was important to him. San seemed a little shocked and confirms that she is. The cabbie tells him that he’s lucky but he should be careful and protect himself.

Tae Woo and Yoo Jin comes out of somewhere and Yoo Jin smiles to herself. Tae Woo asks her what is making her so happy. He tells her he wishes it’s because she’s enjoying the date with him but he knows that’s not the case. Yoo Jin tells him that she is enjoying it and he tells her that she’s a horrible liar and asks how she’s going to complete the mission like that. He tells her that they should act like a normal couple to get used to each other, and he places her hand on his arm and they go see a movie, with a bed to watch from.

Meanwhile, San and Goo Hyung are eating ramen and San checks his phone. Goo Hyung asks if he’s worried, and San tries to pretend that nothing is wrong. Goo Hyung keeps pushing until San leave stating that he isn’t feeling well that just confirms that he’s worried.

Yoo Jin and Tae Woo sit down in a park with coffees. Tae Woo mentions that it’s a really nice day for a date, Yoo Jin arrives and mentions that she wants to bring San next time. Tae Woo tells her that they should all come back the next time. Yoo Jin asks Tae Woo why there seems to be animosity between San and he. He explains that when people have similar tastes they tend to bash heads, and given that he and San both hate loosing. He tells her that they also have the same taste in women. She stops and looks stunned and he tries to brush it off as a joke.

San is waiting for them, and Yoo Jin asks why he isn’t sleeping at that hour. He tells her that he was waking because he might as well work hard. She asks if he was waiting up for her, he hugs her and confirms that the was.  After that once Tae Woo and Yoo Jin would finish work, Yoo Jin would spend time with San, with Tae Woo longing for Yoo Jin in the background.

Tae Woo and Yoo Jin work their way up in the company, while San and Goo Hyung work hard in the background. Tae Woo and Yoo Jin go out to a company dinner with challengers, and while Tae Woo brings Yoo Jin to the car he wonders aloud why she drank so much. Once Tae Woo gets them into a car he takes off his glasses and severs the link between them and San.Tae Woo now asks the unconscious Yoo Jin if she really hates him that much. He leans back finally looking defeated.

When they actually get back Goo Hyung rips into him,  for severing their connection. San is grabbing Yoo Jin who is asleep on Goo Hyung back and begs him to wait until the following day to do it. They leave him standing in the walk way.

The following day, Tae Woo is sitting in the organization’s stairwell thinking back to the 1st conversation that he had with San when Goo Hyung calls him. When they asks where Yoo Jin is because they can’t reach him, he tells them that she’s in a class so her phone is probably off. He goes to look for her. When he enters a room he starts looking around and finds boxes of wine and blood packs. He then gets hit on the head and knocked out. When he comes to he sees Yo Na sitting there. He apologizes pretending to have been walked into the wrong room. He turns to leave when Yo Na stops him, telling him that she’s been wondering when the next rat would show up. She then asks what his girlfriend is like, as a thinly veiled threat. Tae Woo begs her not to touch Yoo Jin, and she will depending on how he preforms. She tells him that she knows where Myung Guen is and he has 2 hours to bring him to her. He asks if she knows where he is why doesn’t she go get him, and she asks why he’s still talking.
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He goes to where she tells him that Myung Guen is, and  gets greeted with a gun to his face. He asks him if he was sent there by the organisation, but Tae Woo tries to tell him that he’s a cop but Myung Guen sees the Organization pin. Myung Guen tells him that he’s came there not knowing anything about what is going on. Myung Guen asks if he’s human, and Tae Woo confirms that he is but he’s very confused about the question. Myung Guen asks if Yo Na hadn’t told him that she would transform him into a vampire if he brought him in, this really confuses Myung Guen.

Myung Guen sits down and tells Tae Woo about the Challenger organization. He explains that Challenger is not a normal multiple methods organization as he thought. They trade in human lives. They target people with sick family members and offer them a 6 million won shot to make them better. So they give them a new life, a life like them. After they turn the family member their true plan comes into play and they supply the family with blood and new lives, and make them promise to never talk about the organization and they get the title of helpers. When Tae Woo asks if Myung Guen was a helper, he confirms that he sought out the organization to save his daughter’s life. Tae Woo asks about the other cops that have come, and Myung Guen tells him that he’s sure that they are decomposing somewhere. Myung Guen tells him to kill him, after he had an outburst. He tells him that he’s so tired of living that life. Hyung Guen asks if Tae Woo has meet Yo Na, though he is meet with silence he tells him that even if he brings him in Yo Na will still kill him.

Tae Woo goes back to see Yo Na and fires his gun that grazes her cheek. He sees it heals, and he tells her that why Myung Guen had told him was accurate. Yo Na asks if he’s surprised. Tae Woo tells her that if she kills him she’ll never see Myung Guen again, because he’s hidden him somewhere she’s never find. Yo Na mentions that instead of a rat, he’s actually turned into a snake. He tells her to turn him into a vampire like her because he needs their strength to get what he wants. Yo Na tells him that she saw greed in his eyes and a greedy soul is always dangerous. Tae Woo holds the gun to his head and tells her that if he doesn’t turn her that he’ll kill himself. He tells her that Myung Guen is a ticking time bomb and she needs to silence him. However if she doesn’t change him he’ll take Myung Guen location to the grave. Yo Na asks if he really has the courage to pull the trigger, and he admits that he doesn’t know. He does pull the trigger and Yo Na walks around him as he dies and repeats his name. She tells herself that she must remember that name before changing him. While he’s changing he recalls all of the conversations that he’s had with San and Yoo Jin since the beginning of the mission.

That’s it, and now we know what lead to the start of the series. Sorry for the late post but enjoy.


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