Okay, this episode was pretty fun! I really enjoyed watching it. I feel like it got back to the action and thrill of the opening episodes and picked up the pace. It still doesn’t make complete sense, and it did drag in some moments, but at least there weren’t as many dull moments! There were actually a few surprises as well.
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- Support the Stop AAPI Hate or Hate Is A Virus organizations.
- Donate to the Asian Mental Health Collective.
- Sign the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum’s petition to Condemn Hate and Violence Against Asian American Women.
VINCENZO RECAP EPISODE 10
We open with the incredibly sad scene of the family members in the car. Vincenzo and Cha-young know that this was not a group suicide, this is a homicide. But he cops do not believe them no matter how much Cha-younng tries to convince them.
Well, it turns out that the cops are on the take from Babel Group. Cha-young decides that she is not going to cry about these things anymore, she is going to get even, and the way she is going to get even is by letting vincenzo out of his cage. She tells him he can do whatever he wants and she will back him.
So Vincenzo video tapes the cops counting their bribe money, kidnaps them, and chains them to rolling chairs on the 4th or 5th story of an abandoned construction building. Then he kicks the chair so that it rolls closer and closer to the edge. And I am not talking about itty bitty kicks. He really puts his hip into it so that the men roll and hopefully stop before going over.
Cha-young comes in to give them the last kick to send them over, she even bought new white sneakers for the occasion. She clocks a soccer kick into the chairs and sends it right to the edge. The men are only saved by some concrete sticking out of the floor. They decide to relent and tell Cha-young and Vincenzo everything they know, they will also open up a case into the investigation of the family members deaths.
So they send Vincenzo and team the CCTV video of the family members driving into a tunnel and not coming out until 1+ minutes later even though it only takes a few seconds to get through this tunnel. They also find out that the family members were tased based on neck injuries on their bodies.
At the same time, the building tenants get word about the family members that died and think they could be next because they are keeping Babel from being able to build their building. They decide to take self defense lessons from Chul-wook (cauliflower ear guy) and they also tell Vincenzo and Cha-young that they can help them bring down Babel.
The team decides to release anonymous news reports on YouTube in the style of The King of Mask so that no one will know it is them. It is actually a pretty cool idea that I liked a lot. The only problem is that the Babel team, after watching it, swiftly pulled the plug on the video as well as any organization that reported on it. The Vincenzo team thinks the video still worked because their goal was for Babel to see it and get upset about it.
Vincenzo uses the tenants to terrorize the Babel lawyers by disguising themselves as janitors and putting bloody C’s in Han Seong-huks office, pretending to be a zombie and putting a bloody C on Myung-hee’s favorite washateria, and getting a toy car with a bomb attached to it (a fake bomb but they don’t know that) to chase Chairman Jang Han-seo around. When the bomb went off it sprayed confetti and showed the flag of a C. (It was actually pretty cute).
So now the babel people are on edge, they have had enough, and want to take out the Vincenzo team in one fail swoop. Babel finds out that Vincenzo was a powerful consigliere of the Castano family. Their mark was a C whenever they were going to kill anyone they would send that as a warning or leave it as a signature.
They decide to send real hitmen to take out Vincenzo and stick men to take out the tenants. These stick men are not inept though, they are the ones that kill people if they don’t leave the premises.
Meanwhile, the doctor’s (who was murdered) prosecutor lawyer tells Vincenzo and Cha-young that he wants to work with them. But they both say the prosecutors are corrupt. The prosecutor tries to say that not all of them are, but Vincenzo compares them to a rotten apple and asks if only half of the apple is rotten, would you still call it a rotten apple? Of course, the answer is yes so the prosecutor gets the drift and leaves.
That night, Joon-woo calls Cha-young out of the building and uses the feign of having information for her to lure her away. That is when the stick-men go in to beat everyone up, possibly to death. It is not looking good for the tenants.
But, in a twist, the laundry tailor, Tak Hong-sik, is amazing at fighting! Apparently he used to be some kind of hired fighter for the NIS or something. Perhaps he was a hitman that retired, whatever the case, he takes out his scissors and starts fighting these guys in the hallway with it like he is a mini John Wick. It is random and fabulous and I loved it so much.
The gangsters run away, though the hitmen are still after Vincenzo. Vincenzo knows that hitmen are coming for him, so he lures them to an abandoned tunnel to fight. This time, he is not playing around and brought his gun with him. A shoot out ensues (also John Wick style) and Vincenzo comes out the victor.
All the while, Cha-young went to see Joon-woo, finds out that he just wanted to see her and made up that excuse, so she tells him they have to go find VIncenzo. She hops in a car with Joon-woo and two tenants and they go to the tunnel. They get there right at the end and see Vincenzo walking away the victor. They all hop out of the car and run to him. Cha-young get there first.
Vincenzo tells Cha-young that he knows who the real boss is and looks at Joon-woo.
Okay, if this is the kind of show they want to give me then I will take it. I love this much better than what they have been doing in the past few episodes. Sure thee is some inconsistencies of logic, for instance, the families died by helping Vincenzo and they don’t want anyone else to die so they probably shouldn’t have accepted the help from the tenants. I would have loved if the tenants did it anyway, you know, seeecretly.
I didn’t mention something that happened in this episode which is the landlord, Jo Young-woon, (the one that was in the hospital) is getting fed up with how long it is taking to getting this gold and starts to write an article about the monks. They do not finish that story line this episode though.
I loved the tailor going all secret agent assassin on these fools. His scene was really good. It reminds me of Kung Fu hustle where the tailor in that movie was also a master fighter, so were several of the other tenants (that movie is just fun, watch it).
Hopefully the next couple episodes continue like this because if the episode is fun to watch then I will forgive a few logic questions (only a few, I’m looking at you Sisyphus 😂). Plus, it’s time for Vincenzo to go right after the heart of Babel and attack the bosses. So far they have gone around the bosses and attacked the little people but today they brought the fight right to the chumps in charge and I am here for that.