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[Drama Review] 'While You Were Sleeping' – Episodes 27 & 28

By eric_r_wirsing   Friday, November 10, 2017   5,469   749   15
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WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING -- EPISODES 27 & 28

It looks like Yoo Bum's chickens are coming home to roost...

Choi chides the young couple about putting themselves in danger. The prosecutors and the journalists theorize and strategize about finding the serial killer. Jae Chan experiences a conflict when he realizes Chief Choi could be the one who falsified records. He does what he can to protect Choi, but the Chief himself says he should be left out of it while they investigate. It causes a rift between Jae Chan and Hong Joo. Yoo Bum receives mysterious texts on his phone. Later, Hong Joo asks some pointed questions of Yoo Bum to trap him into a confession. Dae Gu brings Yoo Bum's green umbrella, the same one we've seen in Hong Joo's death dream...

The prosecutors continue to investigate Chief Choi, while Yoo Bum agrees to meet with the mysterious texter. Jae Chan asks Choi directly how he knew Hong Joo and Jae Chan went to the container separately, but the old investigator is evasive. The prosecutors track down where the gas used in the fire was purchased, and Woo Tak confides to Hong Joo that the bag containing the money to buy back the cellphone was a woman's. The mysterious texter, now revealed as a woman, has a frank talk with Yoo Bum, and the picture becomes clearer, including that she killed off Middleman to prevent him leaking info. Choi all of a sudden resigns, so he can clear his name his way. Yoo Bum poisons Hong Joo's coffee and offers her to the killer as the last person who knows about the manipulation of the case. They bring her to the roof of the law firm. Jae Chan dreams about this, then rushes to save her...



Chief Choi is interesting. They keep showing him altering evidence, but they don't really explain what we're seeing, so we don't know if that's the case at all. He was the inspector at the time, so he was in a good position to alter things. I really don't think he's the one. I don't want to think that he did anything bad, but I'm guessing he knows how to clear his name. But I'll have to wait til' next week.

Yoo Bum seems to get himself into really bad positions all the time. I almost think it's his bad luck or something. And it's not like he doesn't show remorse. He is frustrated by his complicity in events every episode, and I think it's finally going to catch up with him here. Because you know he's one of the people who knows about the manipulation? Him. I think he's the most likely target for her syringe.



The prosecutors know their job well, even if it means implicating Chief Choi. It's the difference between what is right and what is just, and sometimes these are in conflict. Jae Chan doesn't want to do it because of his friendship. But the other guys know they have to, even if they don't want to. But they also spare no expense and work late hours hoping to catch the killer.

The IV killer is fun. The woman that plays her is deliciously evil and plays her role to the hilt. It doesn't seem like she has any kind of remorse for what she's done. And she justifies it as a kind of revenge for pitying her. As I said, I think she still has Yoo Bum in her sights. Still, she plays the bad guy really well, and she might even make a good drama mama someday soon.



And again they make me wait a week. Right at the part of the highest tension. They really know how to amp up the suspense, and that's part of why I love watching this. I'm on the edge of my seat until the credits roll.

Score

Plot..........................8
Performance............9
Pacing.....................9

OVERALL..............8.6


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