This isn't a meeting about 'Im Hwa Soo', Young Bin. It's actually about this drama, called '38 Police Squad'...
While viewers such as myself were still lingering on the 'Imjin War Terminator' movie, the drama's writers had other plans, and we see the characters moving on to this new/old movie, 'Im Hwa Soo', with their hearts set on making it work. Not only is it great to see the team of three back at it again with their heads together, but it was really great to see Young Bin's character start to really solidify now that the group is working toward a film he's really interested in and excited about. For now, it's time to say bye bye to 'I-can't-believe-you-said-that-to-Sohee' Young Bin and say hello to 'passionate actor' Young Bin. Even if Young Bin's nonsensical decisions and stubbornness in the past couple of episodes were huge turn-offs, I can respect that from the writer's perspective, he/she wanted to create a character who is more human with more of both the good and the bad inside him, as people tend to be like in real life.
And it's not like Young Bin isn't suffering from a bit of bad karma, as was the case mostly this entire episode. He managed to get away with a lot of crazy stuff with the 'Imjin War Terminator' fiasco, but now, 'Im Hwa Soo' has its own problems, starting with this psycho director Young Bin is sucking up to. Up until now, Young Bin's character has yet to come face to face with any terribly unpleasant people to work with in this film industry, but this director is really hitting him hard with a dose of meanie-face. This issue in this episode not only allows Young Bin to sweat things out a little and not get his way with everything, but it also turns the tables around on Young Bin's stubborn nature but hinting that sometimes, it's wise to listen to Eun Gap and Ho Jin, Young Bin.
The epitome of two lovers' faces during a phone quarrel
It wasn't exactly specifically mentioned this episode, but it looks like Turtle (Lee Dong Hwi) is still carrying on with the role of Cha Jun's (Lee Kwang Soo) manager. We also saw Cha Jun's character stepping away from the sitcom-like, funny scenarios this episode to pursue a more serious goal, that of him earning his first 'named' role as an actor. But for a guy like Cha Jun, earning that good acting role, it might as well be on the same level as snow in July... poor guy. But his effort, despite how hard it is, is really what makes his character a gem in this group, don't you agree? He and Turtle have been teaming up as wonderful comedic relief for much of the series, yet, we as an audience still remember that the two also have serious goals and challenges in their path, and we're rooting for them just the same.
Nice tattoo, Jun...
This is totally me after getting new ink tho...
I'm going to refrain from saying that it was expected for CEO Jo Tae Young, the head of the large investing company whom Young Bin seriously pissed off with the 'Imjin War Terminator' ordeal, to return to the picture with this movie. I think this drama has proved enough times already, that viewer expectations don't exactly sync with this production. Still, I'd say it was almost welcoming to see in the previews for the next episode, Young Bin and Jo Tae Young butting heads again, but this time, with Young Bin on the losing end. Will this new encounter become a chance for Young Bin's character to redeem his disappointments from the 'Imjin War Terminator' gig? Will things work out for Young Bin and his crew in the end? What outcome will really give us viewers the satisfaction of a valuable takeaway, after some of the let-downs we've been through? Until next time, then.