Our con duo are dealt a devastating blow that’s even more painful for Jung Do because he wasn’t expecting it (quite frankly, neither was I). Sung Il took a man he’s not trusted in six years, at his word. Commissioner Ahn remains a slimeball. Choi Chul Woo really is a smart cookie and our bromance’s been shattered. At least for this week.
38 Task Force
Rapidly dropping secrets and actions leave us all stunned as we realize that whatever game we think Jung Do can play, he’s playing it at a far greater level than we could have ever imagined. Jung Do’s betrayed his team and taken off. But the acts reverberates because it succeeds in bringing Bang Pil Gyu down and bringing Jung Do one step closer towards the big bad himself. And although we wish Jung Do had filled Sung Il in, we still can’t be sure if Sung Il being in the dark isn’t part of Jung Do’s initial plan. Jung Do you sly person you. Good job :D.
Everything kicks up a notch this episode with a con that has so many levels we still aren’t sure if it’s wrapped up. Jung Do allays Sung Il’s fears only to bring it right back up. Jae Sung’s still slimy, Ho Seok’s still stupid, Min A’s not as smart although she thinks she’s smart and Bang Pil Gyu remains the smartest Bang of all. Or is he?
Jae Sung continues to do what he does best: lie and cheat and manipulate, even behind bars. Some people listen, some people are doubtful and some people even come back for more poisoning. Sung Hee’s roped into the con and takes to it quite well, and Sung Il gives Jung Do the heads up he needs to know that Jae Sung is still working hard to get to him from behind the prison walls.
Fifty million dollars isn’t easy money that can be easily conned out of a person so our team decides to divide and conquer and set up a pyramid scheme because what better way is there to pull down family money built on a pyramid scheme than running a pyramid scheme to con them out of that money. Jae Sung’s not content to lie still in jail and turns from one failed option to one that’s more viable.
Jung Do’s the master at planning several steps ahead and unravelling his plans in the most precise of fashion. He’s still focused on the big picture and pulling off his assignment and it fills us and him with satisfaction as he starts to knock down the players. Sung Hee finally learns her lesson, although it comes in the face of tragedy and Sung Il’s had enough and believes it’s time for the good guys to strike back.
Ma Jin Seok’s take down is so immensely satisfying to our Con Squad and to us as well. Sung Hee continues to learn that the truly rich operate under different rules and picks herself up a powerful enemy as well. Jung Do learns about Sung Il’s soon to be dismissal and the truth behind Min Shik and convinces the rest of the Con Squad to save our awesome Sung Il with so much back taxes paid, he will not be let go.
When you have a slimy know-it-all cop on your tail, the best thing to do is to stand up to him and refuse to back down. The team come together in a beautiful interplay of them working off each other’s strongest assets. Man Jin Seok keeps falling for the con and has no idea he’s being brilliantly played. Everything comes to a screeching halt though with the appearance of Jae Sung, but Jung Do’s determined to see it to the end.
Once in a while, you realize that some good guys are just the worst of bad guys, carrying a good guy’s badge and bearing a good guy’s title. The team works well off each other in pulling off the con. Jae Sung’s shady and abusive and Commissioner Ahn is slimy and corrupt. Sung Il’s quickly learning the art of the con but Man Jin Seok pulling a fast one might just put everyone in danger.
Amassing a con squad isn’t easy, but when you have Jung Do putting them together, you can bet it will be a squad worth smiling about. Our team is almost complete and they’re all experts in their field. Sung Il’s trying to learn the art of the con, although he isn’t doing so well. We get a glimpse of Jung Do and Sung Hee’s past, even as Sung Hee makes a call to protect her boss which might ultimately harm him.