“My Good Stranger” delves deep into the central thriller this week as Yoon Hae Joon (Kim Dong Wook) and Baek Yoon Younger (Jin Ki Joo) search to forestall the primary homicide. However there’s one thing suspicious about its supposed sufferer, and the 2 shortly uncover that their stranding in 1987 will not be as coincidental as that they had believed.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 5-6 under.
1. After they discover the scholar instructor earlier than the would-be-killer does
Within the unique timeline, Lee Joo Younger (Jung Ga Hee) vanishes on the night time of her very first day and is discovered by the river, trying spooked. She insists that nothing’s incorrect to those that query her however vanishes agin two days later and is discovered lifeless. Hae Joon is aware of the second half of the story from the police experiences after Joo Younger’s demise, however Yoon Younger is aware of the primary half from Go Mi Sook’s (2021 self performed by Kim Hye Eun) manuscript. She’s sure that Mi Sook has one thing to do with the murders, seeing because the novel was written in an autobiographical method and within the type of a confession as if Mi Sook was letting the world know that she had gotten away with the crimes. Hae Joon isn’t as sure, particularly since Mi Sook’s title wasn’t on the suspect checklist.
However how thorough was the police investigation again then? As a result of when Joo Younger vanishes, it’s Hae Joon and Yoon Younger who shortly discover her by the river as per Mi Sook’s novel. Baek Dong Shik (Choi Younger Woo), the native cop and relative of Yoon Younger’s father Baek Hee Seob (Lee Received Jung), stays woefully behind our staff of sleuths. In actual fact, Hae Joon’s outraged to search out that he let loose Mi Sook’s brother Min Soo (Kim Yeon Woo) that morning. Hae Joon spots a black-clothed determine watching Joo Younger by the river (who might have killed her then and there) and offers chase however loses the determine when Dong Shik unintentionally interferes. With the mounting chance that the investigation into the murders might have been horribly bungled, Hae Joon and Yoon Younger warn Joo Younger to maintain protected. However Joo Younger stays evasive, not explaining why she was crying by the river or why she saved saying that “it wasn’t her” when she was discovered.
2. After they shield Joo Younger from the police
His focus is on getting Joo Younger out of city earlier than the killer tries to focus on her once more. Sadly, his repeated tirades at Dong Shik to do his job appear to have paid off within the incorrect manner. Dong Shik thinks that Joo Younger is shady, as an alternative of why she was panicking in the course of the night time. He finds that she took half in some protests towards the militant authorities on the time and was arrested for it. He sees this as proof that she’s a harmful traitor and takes an entire ton of cops to have her arrested in school. What an fool.
Yoon Younger and Hae Joon handle to cover Joo Younger within the nick of time. She begins to belief them and admits that somebody was chasing her the earlier night time, threatening to out her to the college, therefore why she was hiding by the river. In consequence, Hae Joon insists that Joo Younger stick with him and Yoon Younger for security causes.
2. After they stake out each potential path and individual Joo Younger encounters previous to demise within the unique timeline
The timing to the primary homicide shortens, and our duo is out of clues, in order that they stake out each potential path between the teahouse the place Joo Younger was final seen (the identical teahouse from which the killer took matchboxes to depart beside the victims). It’s a three-minute stroll from the teahouse to the inn Joo Younger is staying at, however she by some means vanishes in that point.
Hae Joon patrols the streets on what ought to have been the night time of the homicide and encounters all three suspects. Joo Younger was seen talking to a person in a blue hat. Hee Seob walks in sporting one. However he surprisingly isn’t there for Joo Younger. As an alternative, he meets along with his buddy Yoo Bum Ryong (Jo Yeon Woo), the second suspect who had stolen Joo Younger’s ring and appears to be blackmailing her.
Hee Seob calls for that Bum Ryong return the ring or he’ll inform on him, and Bum Ryong reluctantly agrees. They depart in reverse instructions, and Hee Seob goes along with his brother Baek Yoo Seob (Hong Seung An). Hae Joon additionally runs into the third suspect Min Soo, who’s beating up Mi Sook in an alley. Hae Joon interferes to cease the combat, however Mi Sook doesn’t wish to press prices. She simply smiles regardless of her accidents and says that he’ll depart her alone now that he has stolen cash from her. These two have such a tousled sibling dynamic. She genuinely hates him.
4. When saving one life almost takes one other
With the entire culprits within the space, Hae Joon is stumped on who might have dedicated the homicide. He makes use of the principal’s (who could also be his grandfather) fondness for him to get the police off his again (extra like get them drunk and hold them drunk) till he can get Joo Younger a bus out of city the following morning. He succeeds, and all appears nicely. Dong Shik finds out that Joo Younger has left manner too late to do something about it. However as he’s arguing with Hae Joon, screams rise from a close-by constructing. Hae Joon isn’t fussed; he is aware of that the hearth didn’t kill anybody, till he finds out that Dong Shik’s kids have been within the constructing.
Within the unique timeline, Dong Shik wasn’t compelled to remain out late along with his colleagues and picked up his children, therefore why there have been no fatalities. However on this time line, to avoid wasting Joo Younger’s life, the principal saved Dong Shik there on Hae Joon’s orders. And nobody picked up the children. Hae Joon almost goes insane, bursting into the burning constructing. They discover the lacking youngster, close to demise, and rescue him. But it surely might have been actually unhealthy. By no means has the butterfly impact of his selections been so clearly outlined to Hae Joon, and he panics, taking it out on Yoon Younger when she asks him what’s incorrect.
He reveals the reality to her, that the one purpose he’s making an attempt to forestall these murders is for himself and that he’s the killer’s fifth sufferer and her mom was seemingly the fourth. He’s brutal, treating her like an undesirable variable that would wreck every part, however Yoon Younger refuses to take it, saying that she’s going to go examine herself and shield these she cares about.
5. When Hae Joon and Yoon Younger discover a hidden fourth suspect
Yoon Younger’s investigations lead her again to Mi Sook’s manuscript as she tries to search out the clues in there. Police experiences are impersonal and sometimes don’t draw a transparent image of the folks concerned within the matter, however Mi Sook gives clear perception into the earlier than, throughout, and after of the crime. Seeing as there’s nobody who would know what Mi Sook’s phrases imply higher than Mi Sook, Yoon Younger causally asks her what she meant by “the person with blue hair stood between the solar and the moon for days after the homicide.”
It seems like despair, guilt, or concern. However “between the solar and moon” seems to be the title of a file retailer. Yoon Younger heads there and sees a person in a blue hat. She returns, shaken, to an apologetic Hae Joon. He’s ready to inform her that he noticed her dad in a blue hat when she tells him that she is aware of who it isn’t. The person she noticed, the unique proprietor of the hat, isn’t Hee Seob. It’s her uncle, Yoo Seob. Hae Joon flashes again to his patrols and remembers seeing Yoo Seob ready for Hee Seob outdoors the teahouse. They each understand that there was a fourth suspect that the police by no means thought-about, somebody near all of the events however who was virtually invisible. And that’s a extremely harmful perk for a killer.
Subsequent week guarantees additional murder-averting shenanigans. The second homicide was two days after the primary, which doesn’t depart Yoon Younger and Hae Joon a lot time to avert it. However issues are beginning to basically alter in 1987. There’s an entire individual alive now that wasn’t alive then. Is Joo Younger doomed to die sooner or later too? What made the killer begin killing after 34 years? Might searching down his killer prior to now be the rationale for Hae Joon, a seemingly unrelated individual to the city of Woo Jung, turning into a sufferer? One factor’s for certain—this present is promising solutions.
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