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Beyond Evil -- Episode 8: Two Sides to Every Story

They say the dead cannot cry out for justice; the living has to do so for them. That is so true. Dong Shik and Joo Won may have freed Min Jung and the many others victimized by Kang Jin Mook. But the battle is not over, not even close. JIn Mook may be a killer, but he is just a ploy, a stepping stone to the beyond evil still out there.

I get the sense the monsters in Congresswoman Hae Won, JL Constructions' Lee Chang-Jin, and Deputy Chief of Police Han Ki Hwan would rather have Min Jook released than see or admit justice in action. Dong Shik and Joo Woon have their work cut out if they're to bring justice to Manyang.

I guess Joo Woon has been feeling like Dong Shik has been stringing him for a while now. I am starting to get annoyed with his short-sightedness even though I understand his frustration. As much as I like Joo Won. But I am relieved the truth is finally out, and he doesn't have to bear it on his own anymore. I appreciated that Joo Won recognized Dong Shik's grief's depth and let him have his private moment with Min Jung.


Dong Shik may act crazy at times, but he's the most courageous and just person in that whole demented town. I knew Joo Won and Dong Shik together would be a force to be reckoned with; unbeatable. Kang Jin Mook may have thought he could provoke Dong Shik to lose his temper when he requested; they interrogate him, but boy, was he wrong.

I thoroughly enjoyed how they pigged backed off each other to rile him up. The fact that Min Jung isn't Jin Mook's daughter explains why it was easy for him to kill her, especially since she seemed to have provoked him, or at least that's how he interpreted her actions. No amount of excuse, be it abuse or otherwise, explains Jin Mook. As they say, true evil needs no reason to exist; it simply is and feeds upon itself. I knew there'd be more to the killings than just Jin Mook. It was just too easy. And just like that, we are back to square one when it comes to Dong Shik's sister, but why does Chief Nam Sang Bae bother me so; something about him isn't right. I don't know where the show goes from here, but I like it; I'm genuinely excited to find out. Watch Episode 8 here.

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Seni Seni
Seni Seni
Mar 19, 2021

True, they are very similar just differ in their delivery. I really like JW in episode 9; he was exactly how I wanted to see him -- rational, calm, calculating and even rattled DS a bit; I guess he's rubbing off on him. I also watched the episode raw but holding off on writing a review until I've watched the subbed episode I want to understand every little detail and conversation.

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Lee Cox
Lee Cox
Mar 19, 2021

Meant he unwittingly sent his partner to his death. He should have entertained the probability that the kid would go rogue on him, given how emotional he was about the guy. And how determined he was to catch him, legally or not. There’s a parallel between him and JW, who said the same thing when he first arrived and his father rapped his knuckles for being emotional.

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Lee Cox
Lee Cox
Mar 15, 2021

Hello!

I am confused about the whole narrative dealing with the serial killer who added DS's partner Burden to his roster of kills. Did they think at the time, that they had the serial killer of Bang and Lee?

  1. Burden admitted to DS that he had a connection to the guy, and that he would do anything to stop the murderer. Then he confesses to DS that he has a friend whose daughter was killed by this monster and that he (the friend) was very close to this girl. DS was surprised to hear this and that Burden had not recused himself from the case given his lack of emotional regulation.

  2. Burden's friend, was that DS he was refering to?

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Seni Seni
Seni Seni
Mar 15, 2021
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I can see how you would be confused. The flashback we get of DS and his partner is from when he was part of the VCU; the killings DS and the partner were not investigating is not connected to the killings in Manyang or Min Jook. That was a completely separate serial killer. The partner was so disturbed by the killings that he wanted to do anything to get the killer, including faking evidence if necessary, since he was very emotionally connected to one of the victims, his sister's best friend. DS did not kill the serial killer.


The flashback was set up to allow us insight into DS's current state of mind, how he was back in Seoul, and…


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