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We had expected that with the arrest of Gapdong Cha, everything will fall into place. He would be sentenced and put behind bars for good. But now it seems he’s not responsible for his crimes because of a disorder? It makes me wonder just how accurate such diagnosis can be and if someone can get away with it if they can act convincingly enough to fool everybody. If they could use brain scans on Mu Yeom to see if he was telling the truth, couldn’t they have used that on Gapdong Cha?
It’s certainly nice to see Mu Yeom in uniform which he wore at the official briefing on Cha Do Hyeok’s case. To ensure Ji-ul’s safety, he passes her a tracking device so that he could trace her whereabouts.
Mu Yeom wants to know why Do Hyeok did not kill him when it would have been so easy for him to do so at anytime. He had reasoned that Mu Yeom wouldn’t have known his hidden identity, just like how one would be unable to see the Eiffel Tower well from below.
Mu Yeom gets a call from the hospital to go for a brain scan, for his earlier injury of the bullet lodged in his frontal lobe. The results do not look good and he needs an operation as soon as possible to remove a hematoma (blood clot). I was wondering why the medical staff called Do Hyeok instead of telling Mu Yeom himself.
Mu Yeom thinks that Do Hyeok’s mention of the Eiffel Tower might contain a hidden killer’s code, just like some of the previous murder cases.
Unable to figure it out, he gets Tae Oh to check it out since it’s likely that his psycho mind would be able to recognize what another psycho can visualise.
While Ji-ul continues to believe that she could make Tae Oh more human, Mu Yeom is skeptical that she can succeed and tells her to give it up. She still believes in giving Tae Oh another chance to see if he can change.
Mu Yeom comes upon Profiler Han’s case for involvement in the 4th murder in which district attorney Park Jung Gu offers to act as prosecutor. I’m just wondering how Profiler Han is involved in that case of murder and abandonment of corpse.
At Oh Maria’s cabin where Do Hyeok had gone to see her, she had purposely provoked him to see his reaction. At the mention of a hated word ‘forgiveness’, he suddenly morphed into Gapdong with his face contorted with rage and attacked her. But just as suddenly, he becomes himself again with that horrified look as if he could not believe what he had done.
His Gapdong face reminds me of the baddie in the movie The Mask (Jim Carrey), who had a similar evil face when he had donned the mask.
As they listen to the psycho analysis on the artist who had drawn that picture of the Eiffel Tower which points to him having a multiple personality disorder, Mu Yeom is struck by the thought that Do Hyeok is using this ploy to fool them.
He watches a clip in which the doctor of the infamous psychopath Billy Milligan had diagnosed him with this disorder. According to wiki’s info on Billy Milligan, he was confined to a mental hospital instead.
Mu Yeom wants to know why Oh Maria has recommended a psychoanalysis for Do Hyeok and is furious with her for being swayed by his act.
He does not get why she now needs to understand Do Hyeok or is it because she does not have enough faith in his ability to get that man that she’s willing to make a compromise.
Exasperated by her sudden change of heart towards Do Hyeok and with extreme disappointment that they no longer share the same aims regarding Gapdong, he feels they can no longer do it together.
Oh Maria wants to know what Mu Yeom is trying to say so he tells her bluntly that their relationship is over. Sigh ……
Though she finds it difficult to understand their break-up, she accepts that they have to do what they both need to.
Chul Gon has the same thought as Mu Yeom regarding Do Hyeok’s ploy of using the disorder diagnosis to get around his conviction and they will have to stop him.