This episode is all about information. We get information on the serial killer, and how White Night currently finds kids to experiment on. It’s a lot to take in, and incredibly disturbing, so I hope you were prepared when you pressed play.
Yes to finding out Moon Jae-woong is the serial killer
I had a feeling he was, but the reveal is still exciting. Especially when we get a shot of him sitting behind Kim Young-joon, Baek Seung-jae, Park Gyu-tae, and Choi Yong-suk while they’re lucid dreaming. His motive seems to be a mix of killing bad people who don’t get jail time, and White Night affiliates. The tragedy is since Jae-woong is probably suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID), at least part of him is innocent.
I have a theory that his milder persona (aka his Dr. Jekyll) is the older boy he was with at the beginning of the episode. Or something along those lines. The plot is thickening, so I hope Jamie and the gang are careful, because the murderer is right under their noses.
Yes to Hye-won realizing her dad works for White Night
I feel so bad for her! I can’t imagine finding out your dad essentially murders children. That would land me in therapy forever. Now the question is: what is she going to do about it? And why did her fingerprint unlock the computer with the video evidence in the first place? Is it simply because she’s Kong Il-do’s daughter? Or is my theory of her being even more closely related to White Night correct?
Okay, those were several questions, but I’ve come to realize that’s what this drama is all about. It answers one question then poses a bajillion more.
Yes to what we know so far
It’s been a wild ride, but the plot’s coming together like one of those intimidating thousand-piece puzzles.
Here’s what we know so far:
- White Night experimented on the kids to create humans who could beat aging and cheat death.
- Jung-woo, Jamie, and Jae-woong are all from White Night. (Why do all of their names start with a “J”? Was there an explanation I missed?).
- As a kid, Jung-woo outsmarted the White Night doctors, and came up with the perfect formula for the experiments. But knowing it would be used for evil, erased part of it. White Night currently uses what was left in their modern day experiments.
- Jung-woo is the one who sent reporter Lee Ji-wook the notices about the upcoming murders.
- Jae-woong is the serial killer, and presumably the one who sent the videos of the victims’ death to Ji-wook. He seems to have multiple personalities.
- Hye-won’s dad works for White Night.
- The 6th forewarned murder victim is Lee Byeong-sun. He was a member of the White Night foundation and also the director of Seoul Hangang Hospital.
- Seoul Hangang Hospital has affiliated foster homes. White Night is taking kids from these foster homes under the guise of them getting adopted, and experimenting on them. (Which is pure evil, plain and simple).
There are a few other plot points, but this is what we know about the main one.
My “no” is the same as last week
How can it not be when all three main characters went a whole episode without seeing or speaking to one another?
Again, I understand the solo investigating to a certain extent, but too much of it is making the drama feel disjointed. And the audience is being robbed of seeing the characters interact and strengthen their bonds. One of my favorite things about police procedurals is the teamwork that goes into solving cases, but we’re not getting much of that in this drama. At least from the main characters.
Now that we know the serial killer is Jae-woong, I hope we get a deeper look into his DID, and his life post the White Night massacre.
I’d also like to see Jung-woo, Hye-won, and Jamie in the same room if that’s not too much to ask.