I Remember You/ Hello Monster Ep 5 ShamzCapz- “It’s Like Living Among The Dead” [Team Leader Kang]

Ji An is pretty good at thinking on the spot. Obviously following from episode 4, they get approached by both Team Leader Kang and Myeong Woo. So she leaps out of the closet and explains that she could handle not investigating it. Both of them still suspicious make their way to the closet, but she manages to stop them by threatening Myeong Woo that she’s going to send in a complaint for sexual harassment due to his comments from last week’s episode.

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After Ji An gets them out, Lee Hyun begins to investigate but finds no physical evidence. After dismissing Joon Young as the culprit he scans for emotional evidence. He concludes that since there was no defensive wounds and the evidence of the culprit’s tablets, there is some element of guilt. Interestingly it switches to the old man who was with Jung Sun Ho (yeah I had to use AsianWiki to find out his name because it was annoying me just calling him the lawyer), where he tells him about the first murder and that he needs to find a certain man’s son.

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One of the draws of this episode was the ever-growing relationship between Hyun and Ji An. It only comes up a few times but it got my eyes glued to my dusty laptop screen. The first moment was where she notices that he has a wound on his side from the incident and attempts to heal it despite him telling her to leave it.

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I thought he was being sweet when he picks her up from the floor to place on her bed, until he ends up just dashing her on the bed instead. Same goes for when he makes breakfast in the morning; it turned out he was only doing so to get a payment from her. I felt sympathetic for him though, because Ji An’s messy eating reminded him of how he always took care of his brother.

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The payment turns out to be records of the officer’s criminals, records etc. although her team try their best to block her.

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I feel so bad for Hyun’s Art hung sometimes, the way he has control over him is just too funny.

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Whilst she’s trying to do that, Hyun pays a visit to his new neighbour friend, Joon Ho, to see what sort of information he can get from the autopsies. They find that both were hurt by the same unique weapon the difference only being that one corpse had more stab wounds and a crushed face. I was wondering why Joon Ho didn’t call the team to tell them that Hyun was with him, since I thought he would know he was a suspect, but it turns out he knew all along.

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Ji An literally begins to collect every case file she finds into a box to take to Hyun, He shot her and us all with his cupid arrows when he pets Ji An for doing a good job. Seo In Guk please stop… He also ends up giving her a lesson on solving crimes too using constellations.

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Ji An has he noona-links in the team with Seung joo as he notifies her that another murder has happened. Lee Hyun immediately makes the connection from his research the previous night to an old case. Here a mother and daughter died and the only suspect that was accused was the father who is currently doing jail time. You see that it was the same guy that Sun Ho and the old man were talking about. The only survivor was the son and Hyun in his own mind makes a personal connection with the boy due to his past. But it’s what Ji An says that threw me off.

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Unsurprisingly Sun Ho is also paying a visit to the father in jail and tells both of them that he’s there as a way of community service (really?). It was hilarious how Ji An gets annoyed when Sun Ho and Hyun get into a heated testosterone-filled debate on philosophers because she can’t keep up. But Sun Ho does hint to us that Hyun and him have possibly met before but Hyun, despite having a genius brain, doesn’t seem to remember.

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They play good cop bad cop to get information from the father. It’s pretty evident that the father is trying to cover up for his son as he says it was him who killed everyone, despite his many innocent appeals beforehand. So Hyun tells him if that’s the case, murders usually enjoy seeing the pictures of their dead victims, so he begins to show him his wife and he starts to crack. But Hyun that outburst though… I’m not sure if there was some reality in his words.

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We finally hear more on Ji An’s story. It turned out that one of the prison guards that was in the hospital van whilst Joon Young was trying to escape. He disappeared with Joon Young so everyone classed him as Joon Young’s accompolice to the murder. So she had to live with the title of being an murderer’s daughter and she uses this story as a way to sympathise with the father.

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Once finding the location of the son, the team (bar Team Leader Kang who is constipated) go to creep on him. However it turns out he’s not there and has actually gone to catch his next victim, the old man who also is the Director of Prosecutions. Thankfully however, Team Leader Kang got there in time to pretend to be the Director and smoothly brings the son down to cuff him. Forget the team, I was pretty impressed with his boxing skills!

They go for a round of drinks after their success but they all sit in a massive awkward silence. At first I just though they were just dead when it came to partying but it turns out they themselves seem to now be questioning the system they even work in. It seem’s there was something off about the way the case was handled beforehand.

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They also begin to mull over the fact that the son’s house looks exactly the same as when the family died. All of them contemplate what it must feel like to basically live with the dead and it seems that’s what Ji An worries about in regards to Lee Hyun who is basically in that exact situation. I felt like the episode was trying to add more building blocks to Hyun’s story by comparing him to the son.

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Favourite quote

My favourite quote follows from the moment they capture the son. We see the son breaking down into a waterfall of tears once caught and everyone looks at him in sympathy. But it’s the quote that Hyun finds in one of his books that seemed to capture the whole revenge as well as Hyun himself perfectly.

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Favourite moment – Friendship Goals

Ok so I had a couple of favourite moments in the episode but they all illustrated the main character’s relationships and bonding so I decided to put them all under the one header. Every time such a scene came up I just was like “squad goals”.

Despite Myeong Woo’s hatred of Hyun he is slyly starting to get along with him. But i don’t think he is going to let go of his dream to cuff Hyun one day.

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Awww! The Deputy Commissioner comes in to congratulate the team for the catch but for once, together, they talk back to him.

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