Vampire Detective – Review –

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With the title like Vampire Detective you’d assume right way that this show is about a detective who happens to be a vampire, and you would be right… but also very wrong The series contains only 12 episodes.

Vampire Detective follows Joon San (Lee Joon) who is trying to figure out what happened to his girlfriend, Jung Yoo Jin (Kim Yoon Hye), and best friend, Kang Tae Woo (Jo Bok Rae) after their last mission where he was injured. He’s working with Young Goo Hyung (Oh Jung Se), as a private eye, when they get dragged into a series of Investigations connected to underground organization. At the end of the first investigation, San gets injected with a blood serum transforming him into something similar to a vampire. Throughout the entire series, San struggles with the side effects of his transformation while trying to piece together the clues leading him to the truth behind Yoo Jin and Tae Woo’s past.

I’ll be honest I liked the show, but I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. It wasn’t a bad ending in any way, and they could expand into a second season. Over all I would say it’s a good watch.

4/5


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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 was 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 organisation. 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, which only pushes San to try and find Yoo Jin even more.  San succeeds in rescuing Yoo Jin from Tae Woo, which has only made Tae Woo gun for him even more. Now on to this episode!

San stands next to the river and throws a torn up piece of paper in. Yoo Jin comes up next to him and asks since their past is erased if they die would anyone remember them. San promises to remember her, before pulling her into a hug. We re-watch San and Yoo Jin arriving at the hideout.

Tae Woo’s subordinate tells him that if they are to be the head of the organisation, then they must follow the rules. One of which is to kill any fugitives and Yoo Jin can’t be an exception. Tae Woo tells him to never tell him what he thinks again before leaving.

Gyeo Wool is at home and tries to call Goo Hyung to find him not answering. She starts to get worried. Goo Hyung has been beaten severely before Tae Woo comes to see him, asking if he’s ready to talk. When Goo Hyung asks him what he’s looking for, Tae Woo explains that he doesn’t have time to talk about it and ask him where San is. Goo Hyung mentions his friendship with San and Yoo Jin, but he simply tells him that no one can be friends with someone as selfish as San. Goo Hyung comments that his inferiority complex with San is still intact, and when he asks if he’s still obsessed with Yoo Jin, Tae Woo punches him in response.

San makes a call Choi Seon Yeong to get 2 fake Ids and passports with the promise that he’ll explain everything at a later time. When he goes back, Yoo Jin asks who was on the phone and he tells her it was their senior for the police. Yoo Jin assumes that the sun doesn’t affect him, Though he admits that he doesn’t know why he’s the way he is. She had hoped that she could be in the sun again, and be normal however that isn’t a possibility.

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Tae Woo’s subordinate comes and hands him Goo Hyung’s cell containing a text from Seon Yeong containing San’s location. He sends his subordinate to get San and Yoo Jin.

Yoo Jin is starting to feel ill from the lack of blood, and San is worried so he leaves her with his inhaler before stepping outside. She tries to stop him but he assures her that he’ll be back. Yoo Jin picks up the inhaler and thinks back to when she was turned into a vampire. San waits outside as she takes her pumps and while he does Tae Woo’s people arrive. San hears them and in Vampire Detective fashion, a huge San verses 10 people fight starts. Once he beats everyone up, he goes and checks on Yoo Jin and she confirms that she’s ok. He leads her to the car while she can’t see.

Seon Yeong arrives at the hideout to find San and everybody else gone, and all of the signs of a struggle in the hideout.

Gyeo Wool is still at home worrying about the two men when Yo Na and all of her men arrive. Yo Na asks for the helper list, and Gyeo Wool isn’t happy to see her. Yo Na tells her that she doesn’t have much time left before everybody is killed. When Yo Na asks for the helper list again, Gyeo Wool asks about her brother. Yo Na tells her that she can tell her about him, however, she believes San is more important. When she Yo Na asks about the USB one more time and Gyeo Wool looks towards Goo Hyung’s computer.

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San calls Seon Yeong on the pay phone, then returns to the can. Yoo Jin asks if she’s making things difficult and he tells her she isn’t. Yoo Jin tries to drive home that even if they get away, they will never be safe but San tells her to not lose faith in him. San tells Yoo Jin to close her eyes, and he describes a perfect summer’s day to her. San places her necklace back on and tells her not to lose it again.

Tae Woo’s subordinate comes to him and tell him that they have located Yoo Jin. Tae Woo sends his men to get Goo Hyung.

Gyeo Wool is working on Goo Hyung’s computer to get the helper list, while Yo Na is pacing. She tells Yo Na to stop pacing because it’s distracting her. Yo Na notices that there is a tracking program open on Gyeo Wool’s computer, and she asks if she put a tracker on the USB that she messed with. Gyeo Wool steals back her laptop, and when Yo Na asks her for it, she refuses unless they take her with them.

San and Yoo Jin are coming back from a walk when 2a van and 2 cars pull up. Men come out of the 2 cars and in the van they show San a very beat up Goo Hyung. They threaten to kill Goo Hyung if San and Yoo Jin don’t come with them. This doesn’t leave San much choice when if he does want to protect Yoo Jin.

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Yo Na brings Gyeo Wool to the police station and tells her to get out. She warns her that the men that she’s going after aren’t the type of people that she can handle alone. Gyeo Wool asks Yo Na how she can trust her, and Yo Na tells her that she wants to protect the people she loves, just like Gyeo Wool. Gyeo Wool hands Yo Na the USB with the promise of killing her if something goes wrong.

Yoo Jin tells San that Goo Hyung is someone important to him, so she’ll go first and meet him there. Though San is worried, Yoo Jin tells him not to worry.

Gyeo Wool goes inside and gets Detective Park who is eating and physically drags him away.

Tae Woo goes to see Yoo Jin, who is bound to a chair. He promises to show her the price she’ll need to pay for breaking their promise. around the same time, Yo Na arrives at the base and is announced by throwing a person through the door.

Detective Park and Gyeo Wool are heading to the location, while Gyeo Wool remembers the past few days spent with Goo Hyung, San and Se Ra. Detective Park tries to lighten Gyeo Wool’s mood to no avail.

San is in a room when Tae Woo came to see him, and reminds him about what he’s hated about his certainty of his words. San apologises but when he doesn’t say why Tae Woo hits him. Tae Woo tells him that he will give him a gun with 1 bullet and he just has to shoot the 1 of the 2 people sitting there. One is Goo Hyung and the other is Young Kwang. Tae Woo gets men to open the other side of the room and Yoo Jin is sitting there in a room containing the same UV lights that they used on Yo Na. San asks Tae Woo what does he have to gain from this. Tae Woo tells him that regardless who he kills, he wins. San gets given the gun to use and he points it at Tae Woo. He tells him that if he were human, he would die, however, neither of them is human anymore. He tells him that he will shoot to 10 and then Yoo Jin will die.

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San fires and Tae Woo can’t believe that he did. He asks them to check who he hit, to discover Yo Na. She gets up and empties a clip into Tae Woo. She goes to him and tells him that he should have managed his hunting dog better if he was going to lay a finger on Young Kwang. When San was handed the gun. Tae Woo’s subordinate tells him that he should be a good hunting dog, which gives him a clue that Yo Na is actually one of the options. Yo Na tells the subordinate to take care of Tae Woo and unties Goo Hyung. Tae Woo attacks the subordinate after he gets shot multiple times to drink his blood.

While San is trying to finish freeing himself Tae Woo attacks him. While he has San pinned up against the wall, he mentions that it seems like he hasn’t had blood for a while. San’s Eyes turn yellow briefly and he suddenly gets much stronger, and an epic fight begins.

Yo Na goes to see Young Kwang, to find him passed out before she gets him outside. She sees the sun peek over the buildings. Young Kwang admits to Yo Na that every time he killed he was scared to the point of not being able to eat or sleep. He tells her that he’s looked forward to the day when he could look at her face as he passes away. Yo Na starts to cry and tells him that she can’t let it end the way it is and wants to turn him into a vampire to stay with her. They both notice the sun rising and Young Kwang hold pulls Yo Na into a hug.

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Yoo Jin asks Goo Hyung to bring more help, and he leaves Yoo Jin. San and Tae Woo are still fighting with no end in sight. They both end up in the room with the UV lights when Yoo Jin tells them to stop.

Goo Hyung stumbles outside when Gyeo Wool and Detective Park arrive. They shocked at his appearance. He tells them that they have to get San, and leads them back to him.

Yoo Jin turns on the lights around them after apologising to San. Their relationships flash across the screen as Yoo Jin and Tae Woo die. We step into the image that San created for Yoo Jin in the car.

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San is sitting in an empty room holding Yoo Jin’s necklace, and outside the subordinate comes to pick up the helper list from where Yo Na was once.

Goo Hyung, Gyeo Wool, and Detective Park arrive in the room and San is no longer there. One year later they are still looking for San. Detective Park comes to see them because someone made a complaint. Park asks why they’re always there, and they admit that someone saw San there, so that’s why they have their search in that location. Park tells them that if San’s been missing for a year then he might have left the country.

Gyeo Wool calls Goo Hyung and he asks her where she’s been. She reminds him that she promised to return once she’s found San. He asks where she is, and she tells him to do something about the chocolate and rice cakes. He looks up to see her right there. She asks if he wants to go find San, and he asks if she really knows where he is and she confirms that she does. They all leave to go find San.

That’s the end of the season. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in my next recap. If there is anything you want me to recap just let me know.


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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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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. Now on to this episode!

Yo Na goes into her office and sits behind her desk. She pulls out a notebook and flips through it. She finds the picture of Young Kwang in it a burns it, with the aid of a nearby candle.

Tae Woo is sitting at a bar with a lit cigar, when his men bring in a man. The man starts begging for his life claiming the President Soo tricked him into believing that if he did want he wanted then he to would be turned into a vampire. Tae Woo asks him if he knows whose blood he’s drinking and man starts begging for his life. Tae Woo tells him that if he doesn’t tell him what he wants him too then he’s useless. The man gets dragged away and Yoo Jin enters the scene. She asks Tae Woo if he’s given up on being human all together, which he confirms after ‘that night’ he had. Yoo Jin tells him that if it were that simply sho would have done it. Tae Woo asks why not, and then asks if it’s because of San. She doesn’t answer so he continues, he tells her that if she thought he didn’t know about he helping San. He tells her that it doesn’t matter anymore anyways because he can kill him again. Yoo Jin asks him to not touch San, and Tae Woo tells her that it’s her fault for helping him. He tells her that he won’t hurt him if she stops involving him.

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San and Goo Hyung are repairing the railing in the living room, Goo Hyung tells San that he should be more careful while he punching people in the house. San asks how it would be different and Goo Hyung tells him he should have simply punched them the other way. They manage to get it aligned and San is nailing the post down, they continue bickering over the aftermath when Gyeo Wool comes in. She asks if they are almost done and they tell her they are, she tells them something looks off and knocks the railing off. Thankfully the doorbell saves her from being killed by the 2 men.

A father, Kim Sung Gyu, sits with them to hire them find the person who killed his son. Goo Hyung tells him that if it’s about a murder he is best to contact the police.  Sung Gyu tells them that it can’t be proved to be murder, but it was, this confuses all 3 of them. He explains that his son had an internet show where he ate on camera for a living. Something clicks in Gyeo Wool’s mind and she pulls up and article about a man who died while streaming and found out that it was about his son, Kim Wook.

Gyeo Wool explains that people would stream online and they would pay in a currency called stars which could be switched into money. San wonders how much money they could earn and Gyeo Wool tells him that some people get millions of views on a video  and can earn a lot of money. Sung Gyu admits that he thought his son made a living trading stocks since he spent so much time in front of the computer.

The night that he died someone offered him 300,000 stars (3 million won) to eat all his food in 3 minutes. Sung Gyu holds that person responsible for his son’s death. He explains that he drives a cab so he never had time to spend with him, and he could never do anything for him. All he wants is a sincere apology.

The trio watched some of Wook’s videos, Goo Hyung and Gyeo Wool both find this odd and weird. San tells then that there is a reason for it and they shouldn’t call it weird just because they don’t get it. Gyeo Wool mentions that she never sees San eat, and he tells her that he eats. She asks when, and Goo Hyung saves him and tells her that he eats like a pig, he only eats dinner and his portion is huge. She starts chastising  him telling him that they should eat together. When Goo Hyung notices Se Ra’s image on the site.

Se Ra comes over and performs her opening for her show IRL. San asks her if she’s heard anything about Kim Wook’s death, and she asks if he means the President. She explains that there are some viewers who a big spender on the site, and the president is the viewer who spends the most. Se Ra remembers that the president’s screen name is Dokko Gugum.She tells them that there will be a commemorative show with the top creators, and the top creator of the evening will get his money that was suppose to go to Wook. Goo Hyung asks her if she’s participating, and she admits that she can’t since she has a synchronized swimming meet that day.

On the way to the set of the commemorative show; Goo Hyung plays Se Ra’s intro repeatedly and it’s driving them up the wall. Gyeo Wool admits that she doesn’t understand Dokko Gugum, why who he offer 200,000 stars to the top creator and call it a commemorative show. She also mentions that inviting a bunch of strangers to a house in the middle of nowhere sounds like a plot to a movie. San stops and everyone gets out, and Sung Gyu is had already arrived.

The trio gets introduced to the creators:

  • Sin Sun – talkshow host
  • Judy – from aphrodite, and a fitness streamer
  • Cook Young – A chief
  • Mi Sho – from pretty angel, a makeup guru

Producer Im tells him that they are missing someone and Detective Park comes in (the funnel who eats) and is shocked to see them there. San, Park and Goo Hyung go outside to talk. Goo Hyung can’t believe that he runs his own internet show, but San reminds him that they can now work with Park on the investigation. Park asks what they are trying to achieve by Dokko Gugum since they can’t really arrest him. San tells him that the father really just wants an apology rather than and sentencing.

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Producer Im walking through the set up with San, and the equipment that is present, and how to talk with the creators in each of their rooms. Right before the show is to start everyone was eating and Park shared some of his food. Goo Hyung asks if he’s sick, and he tells him that food is made for sharing. Gyeo Wool compares that two of them and Goo Hyung tells her not to compare the two of them. Judy asks what they plan on doing after they catch Dokko Gugum. San tells them that they are only there to identify him. Park likens them to Sherlock but credits the work to Agatha Christie. Goo Hyung asks him if Agatha Christie wrote Sherlock Holmes, he ask what Conan Doyle wrote, but Park tells him that he was a investigator. Goo Hyung tells him that he is a disgrace. Sin Sun asks if Dokko Gugum did something wrong since they are looking for him. Sung Gyu gets up and leaves and San follows.

San explains that he understands that he’s feeling uncomfortable, but he explains that everyone who is there is his son’s friend and colleague so he shouldn’t feel awkward. Sung Gyu tells him that they are all there for the money and not really for his son. Wook was always overweight which caused him to be teased at school, so he had hoped that this job had given him the chance to meet some friends.

Judy bumps into Mi Soh and she tells her to stop acting so cute. Mi Soh tells her that she is always that cute, and Judy asks if a person so cute could diss her on air and steal her viewers. Mi Soh tells her that blaming her for her poorly managing her show is pathetic. She also tells her that she shouldn’t have met with Dokko Gugum for more money or let a small gym sponsor her show.

Gyeo Wool and Goo Hyung go outside and find Sin Sun waiting for his guests. Sin Sun asks Gyeo Wool if she would like to be on his show and Goo Hyung asks is he didn’t want a pretty guest instead. 4 girls of Flash arrive and Sin Sun asks Goo Hyung to take a picture of them together.

Producer Im is taking a call and tells the person on the other end that there are investigators there. As soon as San comes closer he tells the manager that he will call him back. San asks if they would be able to get the viewers details from this location, and Producer Im tells him that even with the best equipment it would be heard. San inquires about his knowledge of Dokko Gugum, and he admits that he only knows the basics. He tells San that Dokko Gugum is the top backer of their creators which allows them to not need to support them as much, but there doesn’t mean that they don’t take responsibility, hence why some of the proceeds will be given to Wook’s family. Producer Im excuses himself and San knows something is wrong.

Park starts talking with Mi Soh and tells her she has a lot of things. She admits that she finds she is still missing a thing. Park offers to help her get whatever it is that she’s missing, and help in anyways. Goo Hyung tells him to stop talking and Mi Soh admits that she would like Gyeo Wool’s help during the stream. While Gyeo Wool helps Mi Soh, Goo Hyung helps Detective Park.

All the shows start and San is in the viewing room, and he asks Producer Im if Dokko Gugum will actually come. He confirms that he should since he’s the one who invited them there. Sung Gyu starts getting impatient and San tells him that they have to wait but he will come, he tells San that he needs to go for a walk. Dokko Gugum first appears in Mi Soh’s chat room, right after She finishes Gyeo Wool’s makeup. She asks her to draw it out as long as possible while she starts the tracking.

As soon as Dokko Gugum is no longer in the chat room, Goo Hyung, Gyeo Wool and San congregate in the production room. They ask how the tracking is going and she tells them that it’s going to take her a while yet. Goo Hyung asks what’s on her face and Gyeo Wool  tells him that she didn’t want Mi Soh to touch her makeup and was planning on removing it. San tells her that it looks good and she looks pretty. Goo Hyung tells her that it looks odd and she hits him, and he says that’s better. San and Goo Hyung both agree that she looks really pretty but the normal her is better.

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Hours later Dokko Gugum pops up in Judy’s chat room briefly and Gyeo Wool tries the trace again. Dokko Gugum starts bouncing from Judy’s video, to Sin Sun’s, to Park’s, to Mi Soh’s and finally to Cook Young’s. Goo Hyung complains that he really knows how to keep them on their toes. San asks if there was a way they could chat with him, and Producer Im hands him a keyboard and mouse. San opens a chat and Goo Hyung wants to chat with Dokko Gugum. San goes to move, but Goo Hyung tells him that he needs to do the typing because he can’t type, so San sits back down. Goo Hyung tells him to type what he tells him too. It first start normally and then he has San provoke him by insulting him. Gyeo Wool tells them they need more time so they need to prolong it. San asks why he spends his money so frivolously because it seems crazy. Dokko Gugum tells him that he’s not the crazy one because the creators who want his money are doing all of this for his attention. He admits that he enjoys watching people fall apart trying to get his money. San asks if he’s sane and Dokko Gugum asks back, is anyone sane. Gyeo Wool finds that IP address and it leads them to the house they are in. All of a sudden the power goes out.

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Judy screams and they run to her room. So see’s the blood and look to the knife on the ground. Park mentions that it’s the same type of knives that Young Cook uses. San mentions that it would be really dumb to use your own knife for the crime. San asks Judy what happened and she tells her that as soon as the power went out she stood still, someone came in her room and escaped via the window.

San leaves the room and Goo Hyung and Park trail after him. Outside San spots a blood trail and stops, he sees a body being dragged. Park asks if it’s always like this. Goo Hyung notices San’s glowing eyes and asks Park if he thinks that the culprit went a certain away, so he would face away from San. San continues to follow the blood trail to see the body dragged into the building. He asks his 2 companions what they think the building was for and he walked towards it.

 

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Gyeo Wool and the rest of the creators are in a room until the power comes back on. The producer believes that no one is missing, but Gyeo Wool advises them that Sung Gyu is missing. She calls Goo Hyung to tells him.

San overhears the phone call and steels himself into finding Sung Gyu in the warehouse. They open the door and Dokko Gugum is hanging from his neck and on fire while Sung Gyu was tied to a chair. Park tries to put out the fire and San unties Sung Gyu.

Back in the house San asks Sung Gyu to tell him what really happened, and he keeps telling him that he is. San tells him that if he had the bag over his head like he claimed he wouldn’t have been able to see Dokko Gugum hanging himself, but he tried to tell him he heard him. San tells him that he also saw a trail of blood outside the warehouse and if he was the one to being dragged like he claimed than he should be bleeding but he’s fine. San tells him that he say the tire pressure and assumed that he had brought him in the trunk, then he simply asked why. Sung Gyu tells them that originally he didn’t want to kill him but when he picked him up in his taxi he told him that he wanted an apology. Dokko Gugum told him he wouldn’t apologizes and shifted the reason for Wook’s death to him. He got really mad and ended up killing him by mistake.

San mentions that he finds it odd that Dokko Gugum always made sure to keep his identity hidden. Producer Im told him that even with the best equipment it would be hard to find him, so someone who knew his identity must have told him. San stands in front of Judy, he tells her that he saw the cut on her arm, and it is angled in such a way that it couldn’t have been made by someone in front of her. He also tells her that it gave them just enough time to go and see Dokko Gugum die. Judy admitted to telling Sung Gyu Dokko Gugum’s identity. She met with him once for more money and he made her have sex with him. She wanted revenge no matter the method. Detective Park arrests both of them.

Yoo Jin goes to a public phone and calls San. When he picks up she doesn’t say anything for a while before warning him to be careful. She hangs up and San calls back right away. Yoo Jin just stares at the phone until it stops ringing. San is in shock that he received a call from her.

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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. Now on to this episode!

Ji Woong gets left at a peer by a driver and gets handed a new identity. He tells the driver to tell Yo Na not worry since he is an expert and changing identities. After the driver leaves Tae Woo and a group of men come to see Ji Woong. He reminds him that he should be scared of him and Ji Woong warns him about Yo Na. They get into a fight where Ji Woong pulls a knife, and you would think that it would give him the advantage over an unarmed man. However when he does stab him multiple times in the gut it doesn’t seem to bother him. Tae Woo took the knife and stabs Ji Woong multiple times telling him again that it’s him who he needs to be scared of, and them seem to leave him as dead.

San arrives at the club to find Gyeo Wool, Goo Hyung, Doctor Hwang and Se Ra already there. San is really confused however Goo Hyung things that San arranged this so that it would cheer him up. San gets called up to see Yo Na and when he steps forward her bodyguard stops him. There is then a fight between him and the bodyguard until Yo Na tells them to stop. She invited him here to prove to him that she is the owner and he is the hunting dog.

They walk through the club into the back alley and San notices the vampiric activity and asks her if she made them that way. She doesn’t answer but instead makes a formal request to have San find someone for her. He asks why he should agree and she tells him that if he doesn’t his friends will be killed. She also tells him that if he tries to save them, they will also be killed. She tells him that the club is open until 6am and he has until that time to find the person she’s looking for. San is given the keys to the car and he and Yo Na get into the car.

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San drives them to an empty warehouse, and Yo Na tells him that he should sniff around. He tells her that he is only going along with this because of his friends. When San gets out of the car Yo Na pulls out an old photo of Joo Young Kwang. She reminisces about the day she was eating breakfast with her mum and Dal Soo and he arrives. She fell in love at first sight with him, and we find out that Yo Na’s original name is Eun Hye.

San goes through the warehouse and sees a spill on the ground that contain blood and he sees the person break the bottle. He goes through the file room and find paperwork for the King Salon. He also looks through the trash where he finds a receipt for an order of UV lights. He hears something and goes after it. He sees someone but couldn’t catch up with him. He meets up with Yo Na and asks who that was. She stipulates that it looks like there are rats about, and he asks if there are more which she doesn’t know. He shows her what he found about the Salon, and before they leave San asks if the man that they are looking for is even human.

Yo Na and San arrive at the salon and he asks for a trim. The barber asks if it’s his first time, which he admits it is. While he is shaving him, he asks the barber if he knows Young Kwang, because he was there the day before. The barber tells him to stop talking so he doesn’t cut him. San asks again and 2 guys who are at the counter stand and the barber mentions that he wants to finish this quickly because there are other customers. Yo Na mentions that they are too neat for being customers. San twists the barber’s arm and wipes off shaving cream and beats up the 2 other guys with the towel. Yo Na steps on the throat of the barber and tells him that if he doesn’t talk she will kill him. San notices him looking at the phone and sees that there are multiple calls to and from Blue Moon bar.

Back at the bar, Goo Hyung is dancing with a woman and Se Ra is jealous she is determined to with Goo Hyung over. When Se Ra heads to the dance floor Gyeo Wool wonders if Goo Hyung won the lottery. Doctor Hwang tells her that it’s a war amongst women and she should go up. She tells him that in war it is best to be neutral.

While they are driving Yo Na notices that they have picked up a tail so they lure them to a secluded area. San has another fight scene and Yo Na thinks back to the time that she was running late and Young Kwang gave her a lift on his bike. She tells him that he will be a cool doctor and he tells her that he’s much prefer to be a good doctor over a cool one. She teases him if he is her doctor, and he tells her that if she’s sick he will nurse her back to health forever. There seems to be mutual attraction between them. When Yo Na was dropped off her friend Soo Yeon asked about him and she tells her that he’s the new exchange student living in their house.

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When the tail receives a phone call Yo Na answers it. She tells the person on the other end that if they are following her it means that they haven’t found him yet. She also tells him to not worry about his runner because she’ll take care of him.

Back in the car Yo Na tells San that he is not the only one with a time frame, she’s worried that if she doesn’t find Young Kwang tonight that she’s scared he’ll die. They arrive at a store to find it open at 3 am which they find odd. They find the owner and San asks about Young Kwang. Yo Na notices that the wine that she’s drinking contains blood and asks her why. The owner simply hands them a business card to a bar.

Yo Na goes to freshen up her makeup and thinks back to a shopping trip she had with Soo Yeon. (Yeah there is a lot of flashbacks but we’re learning about Yo Na). They are shopping and there is a floral dress that catches Yo Na’s eye. She doesn’t have enough money for it, and isn’t sure that’ll it’ll be there in a few days. She sees Young Kwang and calls to him, and he responds. They walk home and he asks about Soo Yeon, which Yo Na takes as him being interested him her so she tells him if he’s interest he should give it a try and walks away. The next morning she’s still mad and Young Kwang tries to make it right. Soo Yeon shows up wearing the dress that she wanted to buy, because Dol Soo is bugging her to go to the river she yells at him and leaves. Young Kwang finds her out back and asks her why she’s so angry. She admits she doesn’t know, but Soo Yeon showed up wearing the dress she wanted and she didn’t like the he was staring. Young Kwang suddenly understands so he scotches over and kisses Yo Na

Gyeo Wool is worried about San since they haven’t seen him since earlier, however Se Ra and Goo Hung only want to dance. She tries calling him again, still no answer. Gyeo Wool goes to the bathroom to wash her hands and she sees someone washing blood off her hands. Gyeo Wool gets a really bad feeling and tells them that they should leave. This falls on deaf ears however because Se Ra and Goo Hyung still want to dance and they drag Doctor Hwang on the dance floor as well. When Gyeo Wool goes to leave, she’s threatened by the staff that it would be best if she stays until San returns.

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Yo Na and San goes to the bar and Yo Na asks the bartender if he knows Young Kwang. He tells her that he’s not there and San mentions that she asked if he knew him, not if he was there. He offers a deal that he will tell them the information they need if they look for someone for him. Yo Na tells him when they have more time and San promises that they will look for Min Tae Yeon after they find Young Kwang.

One last memory! Yo Na and her family were waiting for Young Kwang to celebrate her birthday. They think that they hear him. However when Young Kwang does arrive he finds everyone dead, and Yo Na is just barely holding on. However instead of healing, she turns into a vampire. He takes her to the hospital and finds her feeding on another patient, and he realises that he needs to find a solution.

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Young Kwang starts killing people and harvesting blood for her. At first it really bothers him but then it just becomes routine. One day he arrives home to find Yo Na missing, and when he goes searching for her, he finds her feeding on a man. He tells her off for leaving the apartment and she tells him that it’s been 10 years, how much longer does she have to hide. He kills the man and tells her he refuses to let blood stain her hands. He starts working for an organization that distributes blood. One day Young Kwang refuses Yo Na’s advances because he’s become a monster because of her, and she mentions that no one ever asked for him to become a monster. He tells her that it was a sacrifice that he made for her. Yo Na reminds him that a human’s sacrifice ends in death and he admits that nothing lasts forever.

Yo Na meets up with a much older Young Kwang, and hugs him. She tells him that they have to leave. Soo Yeon comes out and is in shock for seeing her friend for the first time in years and she hasn’t aged. Yo Na puts two and two together and asks Young Kwang to choose between her and Soo Yeon. Young Kwang confesses that he has always wanted to be her sun, however he is too old and too tired to be any good to her. Yo Na tells San to kill Soo Yeon but he tells her to think about it.

Yo Na reacts and bits Soo Yeon’s neck and tells Young Kwang that it’s over and he should come with her. He tells her that he shouldn’t have helped her stay alive, and she should have died. He tells her that he needs to stop the evil he helped create. He turns on UV lamps which burn Yo Na however San takes off his jacket and covers her until the lights turn off.

San sees Tae Woo and runs after him. By the time he gets to the alley he is already driving away in the car and he has hurt again. He screams in agony before running back to Yo Na.

Back at the club, there is a countdown until 6am. What will happen to his friend? We’ll find out next week.


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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. Now on to this episode!

The opening scene is of a crew shooting a movie and some technical issues happen. The actress, Yoon Seol Ah, is told to take a break while they sort everything out. While in her van with the CEO of her company Yoon Young Rin, Seol Ah notices a package and when she inquires about it Young Rin simply tells her she believes it’s from a fan. When Seol Ah opens it, she is greeted with a dead bird and multiple threatening pictures.

San visits Jeong Ji Woong in prison once more to ask him about the relationship between Yo Na and Yoo Jin. Ji Woong looks a little shocked but he leans towards the glass and tells San that he has already warned him to stay away from that woman since she’s the devil incarnate. He should just enjoy his life while he can and when it’s time she will come looking for him. He also told him that he will refuse any further visits from him.

All day Goo Hyung meets with bad client after bad client and starts giving up hope in finding a good client to work with. Young Rin come into the office to see them about Seol Ah’s case. Due to the threatening letters, San asks her why she hadn’t gone to the police which she states that she had and they actually referred her to them because they could deal with this in a discreet manner. So Young Rin hires them to protect Seol Ah from Lee Ki Hyung who is a crazy fan who just got released from prison and they believe he is behind the letter.

San and Goo Hyung go to the shooting range here Seol Ah is practicing for a role she just accepted. San casually tells her she should change her stance to have a better accuracy with the gun. At this point Seol Ah asks who they are, and they find out Young Rin hadn’t told her about the protection detail. Seol Ah is completely against having bodyguards, saying that she has Min Soon, who is her road manager, and she believes that she can protect herself. Gyeo Wool being her mentions that since she knows how to use a gun she can obviously protect herself. Seol Ah is obviously not happy with her sharp tongue and fires back that Gyeo Wool should be able to take down a terrorist. Goo Hyung tells Seol Ah if she was aware that Ki Hyung was out on parole, and stresses that she could be in serious danger. She finally agrees so long as they can protect her without it looking like they are bodyguards to which they agree. San tells Seol Ah that she can continue living her life as per normal just they’ll be in the background.

Goo Hyung meets up with Detective Park (Ahn Se Ha) at a food stall to get more information about Ki Hyung. He finds out that Ki Hyung uses to be a cab driver who killed 2 people allegedly for Seol Ah, however, the 2 women and no connection with her. Detective Park gives Goo Hyung Ki Hyung’s address but tells him that even though he has been under surveillance they haven’t been able to reach him for the past few days, so he is missing.

On set, Seol Ah introduces San to Min Woo as her schedule manager and Gyeo Wool as her new stylist. Min Woo had heard about San from Young Rin. When Seol Ah reviews Gyeo Wool’s wardrobe she tells her to return everything and selects an outfit for the day’s shooting. I’m just going to take a short break out of the recap and say yes please! Lee Jon is looking good in the suit.

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Goo Hyung brings the bird to Doctor Hwang (Kim Ki Moo) who threatens to charge him more due to the dead bird and Goo Hyung agrees to discuss the rate. He starts talking with Sa Re (Jei) and finds out that the bird is the same species that she raises. Also, she adds on a zoology degree on top of everything else she has. Hwang pulls out a death tarot card from under the bird, and the card has a dead bird on it. Since a bird on a tarot card is seen as the bringing of popularity, they can only assume that the dead bird is a death threat.

On set San starts talking to Min Woo who admits that he always wanted to be Seol Ah’s manager because he really likes her, however, he states that it’s more than simply being a fan. He also mentions that he finds Gyeo Wool attractive. San probes about any suspicious people who may have been hanging around as well as Seol Ah’s relationship with Park Joon Young whom she doesn’t get along with very well. Joon Young, however, did try to put the moves on Gyeo Wool and she warns him not to touch her again and if he does she’ll break his hand.

While waiting for filming to start San starts to hear something similar to sawing however he can not pinpoint it. The sawing stops and Eun Chae, Seol Ah’s co-star, introduces herself to San and Gweo Wool. San inquires about Joon Young’s relationship and finds out that they were once together but have since broken up, however Joon Young is still hung up on Seol Ah.

Goo Hyung goes to Ki Hyung’s place and finds it empty just like Detective Park said it would be.

Seol Ah tells Gyeo Wool to go make her coffee, however, San takes the coffee before Gyeo Wool can serve he coffee tainted with cigarette water. Gyeo Wool vents at San about how she feels being ordered around by Seol Ah. Meanwhile, a segment of the set comes loose and starts to fall, lucky for Seol Ah that San is there because he saves her. Once he sits up he starts scanning the crew to see all of their reactions, and most of them are in shock.

San calls the CEO and Goo Hyung to report what had happened. While San and Goo Hyung examined the set piece the notice that the ropes seem frayed. They check the ropes in the rafters and there are some noticeable signs of tampering. San examines the crew and states that he is sure that the culprit is in the room, however, he doesn’t know who it is.

San takes Seol Ah to the firing range to teach her how to shoot. She thanks him for saving her life, she also apologises for not saying it earlier in front of everyone else. She explains that she always needs to be strong in front of people so she always comes off as angry. She is worried that is Ki Hyung were to show up she wouldn’t be able to shoot him. He tells her that all she has to do is believe and it’ll be fine. With a little of San’s help, she manages to hit the bullseye. As a present, San gives her taser.

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San gets a phone call telling him that someone broke into Seol Ah’s home. When they get there a mannequin in dressed in her dress and shredded with more threatening photographs thrown around it. Seol Ah is a little shaken since they had recently change the code to her condo. She requests that San stay with her for the night to make her feel better.

While Goo Hyung and Gyeo Wool are on their way back to the office he gets a call from Hwang to tell him that the needle that was found in the bird wasn’t a normal needle but in fact an acupuncture needle.

Seol Ah and San go to her acupuncture clinic where San waits for her in the lobby. He meets up with Eun Chae again where she hints that she is having difficulty as an actress. A masks man sneaks into Seol Ah’s room and touches her leg. She screams and San comes running to her, after checking to make sure she is ok he runs after the man. In the stairwell the man tries to ambush San with a 2×4  and this time instead of stopping it with his head, he breaks it with a punch. It turns out the masked man was Joon Young and he claims he just wanted to talk with her.

Meanwhile, Young Rin gets a package containing a windup carousel, but when she winds it a small bomb goes off. San and Seol Ah go to the hospital to check on her. Though Gyeo Wool is certain the Joon Young  did it the 2 guys are uncertain, regardless San tells her to dig into him while they go Young Rin’s office to check out the crime scene.

Thanks to there being a little bit of Young Rin’s blood at the crime scene San was able to see what happened right before the bomb went off. Goo Hyung finds a saw in her drawers that could match with the saw used on the ropes. That matched with how light her wounds were suspicions start piling up against her.

While Gyeo Wool is doing a background check on Joon Young, Seol Ah comes to give her some coffee and apologise for how she treated her on set. Seol Ah feels connected to her since they are both hiding who they really are. Though Gyeo Wool tells her that she likes hiding because it makes her believe that she can be the person she’s pretending to be. She asks Seol Ah if she believes that Joon Young could be behind the attacks, and she tells her that the man she knows wouldn’t have been able to commit these crimes.

San meets with Seol Ah to get a feel of her sister when the calls come in that the saw is a match to the one that tampered with the ropes. San tells Seol Ah, and since she trusts her sister completely she tells him that he’s fired and to stop looking into the incidences since it can’t be her sister. San agrees with her and tells Goo Hyung and Gyeo Wool that it’s probably not what they think.

San and Goo Hyung goes to the shoot anyways and watches from the sidelines. San tells Goo Hyung that the way that magicians perform their trick is to get the audience to focus on the wrong hand, and they have been focusing on the wrong hand. They were shooting a film where the car the Seol Ah is being saved from explodes. Right as the start filming the door locks and can’t be opened. The crew tries opening the door but it won’t budge, and the kill switch for the explosive doesn’t work so the crew scatters. San is thankfully there and he rips the door off and saves her.

We find out that Min Soon’s mother was one of Ki Hyung’s victims and he couldn’t forgive him or Seol Ah. Right after San saves Seol Ah, Min Soon pulls a knife and has a really sad fight with San, since San is superhuman. Min Soon is arrested and questioned by Detective Park.

San talks with Seol Ah, Young Rin and Eun Chae about Min Soon not doing this alone. He reveals the Eun Chae is the one who sent the dead bird and tampered with the set. She admitted that she hated Seol Ah because Young Rin was always focused on her and never helped herself. San reveals that the only reason the Seol Ah was playing this role was to land her the star spot in the next drama.

The episode closes with San receiving a phone call from Yo Na and agreeing to meet with her. Will they meet in the next episode? I hope so.

Sorry guys these are getting longer and longer aren’t they 😛 Though to be fair this last week’s episode had a lot to cover fingers cross they become simpler to recap next week again.


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Here’s a 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 gets inject with a blood serum that heals him no matter what and turns him into something similar to a vampire. Later the trio was 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 what they see as an illegal organisation. San later gets a call from an old cop acquaintance, Choi Seon Yeong, to help her figure out her father’s will. He figures out the combo to the safe and finds the actual will, however in the safe, there are pictures for Yoo Jin and Kang Tae-Woo (Jo Bok Rae) that her father, Jang Tae Shik (Choi Gwi Hwa), would have used to make fake ids.

The opening of the show is at a photo shoot. Later that same model is found dead in her apartment with slashed wrists. San meets up with Seon Yeong again after she looked into the connection between Tae Shik, Yoo Jin and Tae Woo. San starts to wondering if they are still working on an undercover on the same or a different undercover mission. Goo Hyung gets called about a new case and San gets escorted out of the house as soon as he gets back from meeting Seon Yeong.

They go to meet their client but the meet with a blind woman called Moon Mi Jin (Lee Chung Ah) whose brother, she believes, was framed for the murders of the two models. She claims to have heard her brother in his dark room at the time of one of the murders. The police don’t believe her since she is blind, and at the beginning even they are sceptical. Gyeo Wool makes them accept the case since she has a soft spot for sisters who are at risk of losing their brothers since she had only just recently lost Gyo Min. There was only one issue, however, Moon Gyeong Ho has already confessed to the murders and the murder weapon was found in their apartment.

There were some similarities to the two murders, both Chae Yu Ri and Jeong Ha Na, had just come home from a  photo shoot and the were later found dead with wrists sliced in their bathrooms. By chance both of their last calls were to Gyeong Ho.

While looking into Gyeong Ho’s past they find out that Doctor Hwang’s (Kim Ki Moo) assistant Se Ra (Jei) worked with him in the past while she was attending a modelling academy. Since Se Ra believes that she has a close relationship with Gyeong Ho, she sincerely believes that he wouldn’t kill the woman like he confessed.

While they were there Dr Hwang pulled San aside to discuss Gyo Min’s notebook that they recovered from the house they were staying at prior to their deaths. He advises San that it contains a blueprint for a blood that doesn’t exist in the real world. Well anywhere than his blood that is. Due to them not knowing how the blood will react they don’t know if there will be any adverse affects to him having it flowing through his veins.

After their conversation with Se Ra, they start looking into who would benefit from the two models deaths. They find out that neither of them was going to re-sign their contracts with their agency so they look into not only the CEO but also the new #1 model that took their place. The CEO of the company admits to being at a loss and is freaking out about how much money they’re losing due to their deaths. The new model, Joo Ha Young didn’t really seem to care either way about their deaths and didn’t notice anything different the last few days before their deaths. She also told them about the rumour that Ha Na pointed towards the killer.

San meets with the corner and finds out that the slashes were actually to cover up puncture wounds that looked to have been made by an ice pick. When San hears that he tries to meet with Gyeong Ho but he refuses to see him.

Detective Park (Ahn Se Ha) sends over the crime scene photos so that they can look into them, but he advises Goo Hyung that the police force is so happy that they had solved such a high profile case.

When they start reviewed the case they tried to find any clues that they police might have missed. They examine the clue that pointed to Gyeong Ho, which is the initials M M which is Gyeong Ho’s initials. San also advises the other 2 about the wounds. They slowly realise that they never checked Gyeong Ho’s dark room while they were at the apartment. So they go back to the apartment, but since Mi Jin is not there Gyeo Wool breaks into the apartment for them. They were a little shocked when they arrived at the dark room as the walls were completely covered in pictures of women’s legs. San notices a DSLR that seemed out of place in the dark room. Mi Jin came back while they were looking through the dark room, but they managed to sneak out due to her being blind.

There was only 1 picture on the DSLR and it was corrupt so they bring the SD card to Dr Hwang who is good with computers, though he threatens to charge them extra. While they were looking at the picture on the computer San noticed that the picture’s properties didn’t match up with the camera that the SD card was in. Due to the discrepancy, they came to the conclusion that the SD card was swapped out.

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Goo Hyung calls Detective Park and gets them in to see the crime scene. San uses his new powers and looks at the message that Ha Na wrote in blood to discover it was actually VV that she had written not MM, the water had made the blood run (Very strategically, only on the ends). However due to a large amount of blood in the bathroom San needs to use his inhaler to calm down. When Goo Hyung comes across him he gets him out of the bathroom.

Later while they’re reviewing the information again, San tells them about how he believes that the blood smeared and the original message was VV and instead of it being initials it was a picture of the last thing that she saw. After this revelation, San goes back to the prison and finally gets to see Gyeong Ho. He shows him the last message that Ha Na wrote and he looks shocked at the image.

Meanwhile, Goo Hyung met with Detective Park and found out that Moon Mi Jin is not Moon Gyeong Ho’s sister like she claimed. Detective Park then shows Goo Hyung the picture of Mi Jin (Kim Nan Hee) which is not that same woman that they know as Mi Jin. Goo Hyung gets Detective Park to send him the picture that he showed him, and he flipped it to San. San they showed the Picture to Gyeong Ho and confirms that the picture is Mi Jin.

Right after hanging with Goo Hyung, Dr Hwang finished decrypting the image and sent it to San. San shows Gyeong Ho the image which was who they thought was Mi Jin, but it turns out that it was, in fact, the person who threatened him into confessing to the murders.

The Vampiress, who we later find out is called Yo Na but for simplicity, I will use it now, calls San and tells him that she knows about his past. She also hints that she also knows about Yoo Jin and his personal connection with her. She tells San that he has 1 hour to come to her location or else she will kill Ji Min.

While Ji Min and Ya No wait for San, Ji Min still holds on to the fact that Gyeong Ho is such a good man and he would never kill anyone. Ya No tells Ji Min about how her accident that left her blind, wasn’t an accident but in fact, Gyeong Ho who had done that to her. Though at first Ji Min doesn’t believe Ya No, but slowly she starts believing it.

San Goo Hyeung go back to Gyeong Ho’s apartment to find Mi Jin alone. When they get her off of the chair there seems to be a trigger for a bomb, however, it was filled with confetti. However, Ji Min was shocked from the explosion so they took her to the hospital. While waiting in the parking lot Gyeo Wool met up with the Ya No and felt hurt since she lied to her, and exploited her weakness for sisters. She warns her to no longer trust anyone and tells her that she reminds her a lot of her brother Gyo Min. When the guys come back Gyeo Wool tells them the new information and states how she is going to look into the woman.

San goes back to see Ji Min and lets her know that the police will start looking into the model’s deaths and that Gyeong Ho will probably be found innocent. Ji Min tells him that she knows about her accident and how he Gyeong Ho was the cause and she will not be able to forgive him.

Yo Na calls San to talk, and after he probes just a little bit she tells him her name. She also gives him a hint that the woman that he’s been looking for (Yoo Jin) looks very good on camera.

He called in a favour with Seon Yeong and gets her to pull the CCTV footage from the hospital parking garage. While reviewing it at the end of the episode, he catches a glimpse of Yoo Jin taking pictures of Ya No.

I love this episode and how much much this season is filling out the story, but I can’t wait until San find out what he is turning into. I can’t wait for the next episode.


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