(Spoilers Ahead) In today’s episode of When the Camellia Blooms, we had some revelations about the serial killer that is nicknamed Gabuli for the Gabul-ji-ma note that he leaves on all his victims (which loosely translates to “Don’t act up” though there is no direct translation). Not only was it revealed that Dong-baek is a witness to Gabuli, she also might have been a potential victim. That is news to Dong-baek herself, who thought that all her troubles were brought by only seeing the back of Gabuli, not being a potential victim of him.
However, in the epilogue we see that she served Gabuli a beer at her bar and gave him free peanuts. All of this happened on the date that he wrote his signature note “Don’t act up” on her wall. It is the same note that Yong-sik found on her wall while he was painting the entire room white (it was a whole ordeal that involved the peanut man, you will have to watch it to know why).
I initially thought that the peanut man (aka the landlord) was Gabuli, but this episode eluded to it being someone different, perhaps someone we have not seen yet. However, I still think it could be the peanut man. Perhaps that day was the one and only day that she gave him free peanuts, which is why he is so fixated on receiving free peanuts from her. But that is only my guess.
This episode also introduced a potential other woman who could be the victim in the harbor. Right now it stands that Dong-baek has a bit of potential to be in the harbor as well as her part-timer Hyang-mi (do to Hyang-mi being a slight kleptomaniac). But now, I think the reporter could also be a potential person in the harbor, especially since she is digging around in places she should not. The more people to add to the list the better because I definitely do not want to think of Dong-baek as the woman, specially since this is supposed to be a ro-man-tic-co-me-dy, hello.
Did you catch the episode? If so, what do you think? Any other theories out there? I’m all ears.
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