The great episodes keep on coming! We left off with Vincenzo showing up at the building to stop the Babel thugs from harassing the tenants. He had to dangle the head thug out the window to make his case. So, lets see what happened next.
VINCENZO RECAP EPISODE 2
We open with the thug dangling out the window. The thug agrees to not touch the building while he was dangling, but as soon as he is pulled up, he tells his people to kill them all. But Vincenzo called the press before he came in, so the press is lined outside and the cops come in to tell the thugs to just leave and stop causing trouble.
The tenants are impressed, but they still do not trust Vincenzo.
We find out through Vincenzo that the safe in the basement will cause the entire building to collapse if anyone tries to open it. So they have to demolish the building and remodel it in order to get the gold. But another company (ie Babel) cannot demolish it or they will find the safe.
Before they can demolish the building, Vincenzo still needs to win the tenants trust. He also has to keep the Buddhists from remodeling the floor of their monastery because the safe is right under their floor.
Babel still owns the building technically due to the thugs that made Jo Young-woon sign the paperwork to sell it. Jo Young-woon is fine by the way! he is in the hospital and looks perfectly normal except for a bandage on his head.
Later on, Vincenzo and lawyer Hong Yoo-chan talk in the lawyers office about how Babel is the root of evil. Lawyer Hong still does not like Vincenzo, but Vincenzo gains Hong’s trust by reviewing all the Babel paperwork that Hong has in his office.
Meanwhile, a Babel pharmaceutical researcher disappears. He is a whistleblower for the company so he must be found.
Vincenzo and lawyer Hong Yoo-chan become closer because they bond over how bad Babel is and they both want to take down Babel. They visit the Babel construction company and Vincenzo threatens the lawyer ina Mafia way. He is basically like, if you behave like the mafia then I will treat you like the mafia. This makes Hong amazingly. It is an adorable bonding scene for the two of them so Hong invites Vincenzo out drinking.
While Hong Yoo-chan and Vincenzo are out drinking, the babel pharmaceutical whistleblower calls Hong, but he hangs up before Hong can figure out who is calling him.
At Babel, the Babel company lawyers are trying to figure out how to blow up the building. They do not care if people are inside or not, joke about casualties, and say 12 people died during another time they did this so this one should be nothing. But Hong Cha-young cares about it because her father could be in the building when they try to demolish it.
Her assistant, Jang Joon-woo, overhears that the demolish time is 11pm the next day, so he runs to tell Hong Cha-young.
Cha-young tries to tell her father this at her family home. Vincenzo is there as well (and sees all Cha-young’s nerdy younger photos). But, the father gets another call from the pharmaceutical whistleblower and leaves to meet with him. So Cha-young tells Vincenzo that the building is going to get demolished by thugs at 11pm.
Vincenzo thinks all night about how to solve this issue. The next day, the tenants meet about what they should do and are annoyed that Vincenzo is following and liking a lot of Instagrammers. But Vincenzo is doing this with a purpose.
That night a lot of things happen at once. The Babel people find out that the pharmaceutical person is missing. Cha-young actually kept that a secret from them. Cha-young ignores her bosses call about it and runs to her father’s building because she is worried about the demolition.
However, all the thugs already have the demolition trucks available and are ready to demolish the building. Cha-young sees them while she is driving, but can’t stop them because they are blocking the street with their huge equipment. So she gets out of her car to run there.
But when she gets to the building she sees that there is a big traditional Sicilian wine party for Instagram Insiders. The mayor, lots of famous Instagrammers, and local politicians are all there enjoying the event. The NIS person is there as well.
So, what happened is that Vincenzo decided to throw a big party with lots of YouTubers/Instagrammers so that the construction company cannot demolish the building because there would be a lot of live streamers recording what is going on. This is how the NIS person found him, because he saw the Instagram post invite after running a face recognition software program over the internet.
Confetti is popped to celebrate the party and falls all over everyone. Hong Yoo-chan toasts to Vincenzo from the building. He looks highly impressed and like their bond is only getting stronger. His daughter is impressed with Vincenzo as well and likes the Instagram post. She smiles as she looks at Vincenzo looking all sharp at the party. Vincenzo sees her as well and raises his glass in a toast to her like he is Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.
Another side storyline I did not mention is of a prosecutor named Choi Myung-hee. Cho Myung-hee is a great prosecutor, but is mistreated by the Korean prosecutor office. She is given all the unwinnable cases, but as soon as she makes them winnable, her higher-ups give the case to someone else to take the credit. So she quits and joins Babel.
Good god I love a smart show. Y’all, I love this show! It is so clever and fun. I am really enjoying myself while watching it. One thing I think I might really love is how Vincenzo appears to want to help the Italian chef learn how to cook proper mama’s Italian food and is starting to go grab something to eat there every day to make him a better cook. He isn’t helping him in any way, he is really just telling him how bad it tastes, lol, but it appears that he is doing it to help the chef improve.
I also am really enjoying the bonding that Vincenzo and lawyer Hong Yoo-chan are starting to have in this show. It was so adorable when Lawyer Hong was teaching Vincenzo how to drink like a Korean, for instance, he told him he had to turn to the side to drink, but Vincenzo turned all the way around to the back, so lawyer Hong had to tell him, no, no, just to the side. Y’all, that was adorable.
The prosecutor introduced in this episode has me thrown for a loop. I thought, at first, she would join the good guys and work with hong Yoo-chan and his team. But she joined Babel! So perhaps she is at Babel so that the daughter, Hong Cha-young will leave Babel and go to work with her father to take down Babel? that is my current theory.
The pharmaceutical whistleblowers appears to be something huge that will bring the team fully together, me thinks. I have a feeling that the daughter might join her father’s law firm because of this whistleblower case. Hopefully her assistant (Taecyeon) also joins her because he is adorable in this drama.
Alright, we plan on covering this show on our YouTube with mini recaps and preview breakdowns to enjoy all the fun this show has to offer. But videos might not go up for another week because I have a deadline on another project I am working on at the moment. So look for them starting next week!