Somethings are hidden in plain sight for the most unexpected people to find. Gil Do loses one minion and possibly gains another. Moo Myeong, Gang Sook and Da Hee are closer to figuring out Gil Do’s secret. Tae Ha is drawn into the mix and Yeo Kyung gets a promotion she’s not necessarily thrilled with.
Top 10 Moments:
1. Gil Do shows us his house of secrets
Taking down a sociopath in itself is hard, especially a sociopath like Gil Do who changes personalities as easily as he does. So I’m positively thrilled that he kept all those false representation of himself. When so many people are out to cause your downfall, it is a thing of blessing that you have all the evidence they need to nail you for two lifetimes. Thank you Kim Gil Do.
2. Sung Rok goes on the run
Following Sung Rok’s words, Gil Do rushes over to Moo Myeong to pull up the sleeves of his shirt. Thankfully, Moo Myeong doesn’t have the burn scars anymore since he had them removed when he was in the hospital after the stabbing incident. The minute Sung Rok realized how terribly wrong everything is going, he takes off. Gil Do though gives the order to the other minions to locate him. Lucky for the him that Moo Myeong shows up to rescue him and give him advice on getting out of the country, so he can be out of the picture of course.
3. Moo Myeong is close… Very close
He’s gotten a copy of Goongnakwon’s floor plans and based on his visit when he was called in to be interviewed by Gil Do, he knows something’s off about the room he was in and so there must be a hidden room somewhere in there. Moo Myeong, smart as always. What I don’t know if it’s a smart move is that he tells Seol Mi Ja about his findings. Hopefully, she is worthy of that amount of trust.
4. Gang Sook has her worse fears confirmed
Taking Moo Myeong’s words to heart, Sung Rok calls Gang Sook, telling her that he knows who it was that made the hit on her father. He doesn’t say the name but they both know that Gil Do gave the command and Sung Rok carried it out. He asks her for money and to pick up his passport, upon which he would give her the proof she needs. Something tells me though that he won’t make it because Gil Do’s camera picked up Gang Sook crying and he correctly guessed that Sung Rok must have reached out to her and sure enough, Doggo nabs him before Sung Rok can make the transfer of evidence he has on him.
5. Sung Rok makes the right call
Well aware that since he was picked up about to make a drop off to Gang Sook, Gil Do would be out for his life, he asked his former boss if he would spare his life if he answered in the affirmative about whether or not Moo Myeong is Choi Soon Seok. The minute he learned that his life won’t be spared, he lies that no, Moo Myeong isn’t the boy Gil Do’s been searching for. Right call Sung Rok. You made the right call.
6. Da Hee shows her stupidity
Riding high on the emotion after Dae Chun’s comatose fingers manage to type out the message that Gil Do is a murderer, she heads straight to Gil Do to mention the dreaded name and let him know that she knows that that’s his true name. And to crown it all, she talks about her belief that he murdered someone. Da Hee, you’re not a smart woman.
7. Congressman Choi and Moo Myeong pull a fast one on Gil Do
After Gil Do noticed the picture of Moo Myeong meeting congressman Choi in his hospital room in Sung Rok’s belongings, he called congressman Choi and had Moo Myeong show up to observe the interaction between the two of them. Thankfully, congressman Choi followed Moo Myeong’s lead and acted like they knew each other because Moo Myeong helped him with his campaign and even brought him noodles when he’d been sick and in the hospital. Turns out the two of them had planned it from the start and Moo Myeong had given the congressman the heads-up about Gil Do possibly calling him. Does that mean the whole you almost killed me incident is now behind them?
8. Yeo Kyung gets moved to the special branch
Which is the branch where only the best of the best of prosecutors are moved to. And usually, only prosecutors which experience, which Yeo Kyung doesn’t have. So now she has the smarmy prosecutor who was the one Gil Young was driving when he got into an accident as her direct supervisor. The reason why is most likely tied to the chief prosecutor who paused upon seeing the documents on Yeo Kyung that stated where she came from (the orphanage) and details of her parents murder case. Something tells me the man is somehow involved in the mess.
9. Sung Rok got the last laugh after all
Turns out he’d planned for the possibility of being killed by Gil Do and instead sent his evidence to Gang Sook via mail. And the evidence? A video recording showing Da Hee accusing Gil Do of not acting like a father. The question now is, how would Gang Sook react, and would she assume Da Hee is working alongside her father?
10. Moo Myeong and Tae Ha meet
After Moo Myeong cooked Tae Ha’s requested noodles without knowing that on the other side of the wall, just outside the kitchen doors was the friend he hadn’t seen in four years, I’d assumed they weren’t going to run into each other. But after Tae Ha left Gil Do’s office (after Gil Do tried getting him to work for him with some vague promise about telling him who his father got his orders to kill from. Good for you that you didn’t fall for that line Tae Ha), he runs into Moo Myung just as Moo Myung leaves the kitchen and Moo Myeong walks away without saying a word. I guess he’s keeping his promise to keep himself and those close to him safe by distancing himself (like he warned Da Hee). I do wonder though if this would be the push Tae Ha needs to take Gil Do up on that offer.
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
Doggo. Because he clearly had doubts about nabbing Sung Rok but he allowed Gil Do to prey on his fears about Da Hee’s safety and went along with the plan. Urgh!
Headache inducing moment:
Da Hee showing her hand to Gil Do by letting him know that she knows his real name and that he’s a murderer. She’s still working with the belief that he won’t harm her because he’s her father and I had a migraine at the thought of the stupidity of the act.
This episode’s a glass of Guinness; a dark brew that is classic Master: God of noodles. It’s not for everyone but if you like it dark and punchy, then this episode is right for you.