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We need the PD and writer to explain to us the mystery of Jang Geon's face scar! we spent a week analysing how he could have been involved! Could it really be that the part where he got injured was edited out eventually? 

 

I wished each episode was longer so that we could prolong the enjoyment.

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Even Record of Youth episodes (romance genre) are almost 1h and a half sometimes!

 

I loved every scene in the last ep. The way Kang Won Chul made sure to visit Hanjo even after he resigned so that he could express what he felt LCJ's thoughts would be on LYJ's LYJ's behavior. And for SM to visit KWC. I am so proud that KWC lived up to what LCJ believed he could be for SM- a good boss, life mentor, someone who has his back and would give him a helping hand. It was realistic how KWC himself realised he had also sullied himself in a way that had negative consequences though perhaps in many eyes, it may just be closing one eye (something minor) but that is how corruption starts. 

 

Loved loved the dream scene actually because of what it symbolised. And i loved how YJ picked up the part about Yoon possibly having a hard time in prison, and deciding to just check in on him. That is how YJ is, always very perceptive of everyone's feelings around her. Even though Yoon made wrong decisions, she treated him as a friend and wanted him to know that he should not let that define him. And she gave him that extra reasons to hold on. For sure, we could tell Yoon was likely having a hard time in prison, perhaps living with the consequences of his decisions and feeling so so alone given his disheveled look as compared to the first time YJ saw him. Im happy we found out who the parcel came from too! Kyungwannie!

 

I am still in awe of BDN's acting here. The way she stood up to her bullies at work without flinching, but once she heard Jang Geon's call, her face crumpled and my heart ached for her. 

I am happy that the show ended with her remaining at HQ, instead of going back to yongsan. And the seat that she left behind at Yongsan is finally taken by someone else. I hope she would show everyone and CB how she could shine and climb up the ranks even without connections, and by following her beliefs. 

 

I feel SM's chat with CB was like this major declaration of support for YJ. The way he worried for her, and went way out for her. The way he said he trusted CB to do the right thing for he trusts in YJ's judgement. Major aww moment for me. 

 

The way these 2 support each other is the best. I felt SM's concern when he specifically asked if there is a chance YJ wouldnt be okay. I feel sad that we end off with them separated again though im glad SM has office manager Kim in Wonju. 

 

My heart cannot take that S2 has ended :(

 

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I can`t believed how fast the subtitles come. YAY!   I also missed Shi Mok and Yeo Jin. Just seing them work or live like ordinary people was enough.   The case just started. Somet

My heart is full of joy      All well that ends well.   Truly an excellent second season.  True friends will find each other      The End.    Till S

Can we stop loving them even behind the scenes?

4 minutes ago, pompyavi said:

Loved your points here. Would like to add that Kang was right when he said that LCJ's mistake was to meet LYJ. 

 

Yes,  Lee Chang-Jun entering in the Hanjo family was his misfortune. He has a good man but he could not be a righteous prosecutor and working for Hanjo`s interests. I was rooting for Lee Yeon Jae when she fought with her brother for keep her CEO seat and I felt sorry for her that she lost her husband but right now she became just another executive at Hanjo who uses the same dirty methods. I don`t know if she can be different and still keep an advantage in front of her brother but I feel like she made a pact with the devil. She made her choices.

 

13 minutes ago, pompyavi said:

As for Dong Jae, I am sure he has answered a question with a question but not an answer :D

I liked that we did not hear his answer. Knwing him, I say it is a high chance to cover for Hanjo but we still have a little faith in him that he changed.

 

14 minutes ago, pompyavi said:

Me too I want to see how much our beloved characters can grow. Good to see KSH wanted Shimok to be different than others. 

It was hard for him to see Woo Tae Ha, his old friend, getting this low. He told the truth when the Prosecutor General asked him about Woo Tae ha. Speaking of Prosecutor General... he asked Shi Mok to not reveal the fake witness case and when Shi Mok refused he put he showed him the cold shoulder. If Shi Mok would not have come with strong evidence he would have covered up for Woo tae Ha.

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Gummi said:

We need the PD and writer to explain to us the mystery of Jang Geon's face scar! we spent a week analysing how he could have been involved! Could it really be that the part where he got injured was edited out eventually? 

Yes we need explaining  we hard working  detective  and profiler  here :joy: I think it was cause some accident off shooting  or it was a PD  cut scene that made that confuse   I hope seeing how people  in social  media asking the same question  the writer, pd or someone  from the cast will give answer 

 

 

39 minutes ago, Gummi said:

Loved loved the dream scene actually because of what it symbolised. And i loved how YJ picked up the part about Yoon possibly having a hard time in prison, and deciding to just check in on him.

Yes the dream itself   was a heart warming  and bring pain and all the memories  in few moments ( they made me live all the regret  and pain of all the characters  from season 1 in that scene)

 

But the dream meaning too was super writen about SM  feeling  and thought  about the progress  he did till now from season 1 and about to be able to let go finally 

 

Yj is the best too I already wrote about her understand his feeling and worry  from the dream and act according  to that was amazing 

 

39 minutes ago, Gummi said:

am still in awe of BDN's acting here. The way she stood up to her bullies at work without flinching, but once she heard Jang Geon's call, her face crumpled and my heart ached for her. 

I am happy that the show ended with her remaining at HQ, instead of going back to yongsan. And the seat that she left behind at Yongsan is finally taken by someone else. I hope she would show everyone and CB how she could shine and climb up the ranks even without connections, and by following her beliefs. 

She queen both the character  itself and BDN in person,  a masterpiece  character  giving to the right one to make it a live 

In Love Hearts GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants

 

39 minutes ago, Gummi said:

feel SM's chat with CB was like this major declaration of support for YJ. The way he worried for her, and went way out for her. The way he said he trusted CB to do the right thing for he trusts in YJ's judgement. Major aww moment for me. 

 

The way these 2 support each other is the best. I felt SM's concern when he specifically asked if there is a chance YJ wouldnt be okay.

 Yes it was the chat was so directly  asking her to protect  yj  his words was directly  saying

woo is able to destroy her life , you going to be screwed  anyway so save her at least , if it has up to me I wouldn't  come since I cant  trust or judgment you in good eyes

 

but I come all the way cause she trust you and since my trust in her is  unlimited  so that why I even here talking and trying ( he wouldn't  even try if it not cause he know how much YJ  would not trust  anyone ) 

 

Saving YJ was his only goal here and Choi point that ( I am happy I was right guess he go to see Choi that night to protect YJ) 

 

Let me have the chance to say how much it made me happy  that he even directly  said that " woo can destroy her life " and other things I though he going to try to play with Choi head but no he so worry to do that he need YJ  safe 

 

 

P.s. if we will have season  3 can we have a scene where Choi  tell YJ what SM  did for here please 

 

25 minutes ago, larus said:

I liked that we did not hear his answer. Knwing him, I say it is a high chance to cover for Hanjo but we still have a little faith in him that he changed

Yes this drama not talking about dreamily  reality  where everything  is okay and justice  win and bad people  lose and all people  change after facing danger or death 

This drama about the imperfect world we living on 

 

 

 dear God I am the most person  who hate to ask for muilty  seasons dramas I am the most person who fear the new seasons mess the good memories of the previous 

 

I am a person who love one shot books and novels but why this drama making me want more and more and more......

 

 

 

I want more i want more it never ended  , it never enough  my real  like living  beloved characters I want more , I understand  you CSW  I want it to keep running  till season  5 

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Just now, nona88 said:

Yes we need explaining  we hard working  detective  and profiler  here :joy: I think it was cause some accident off shooting  or it was a PD  cut scene that made that confuse   I hope seeing how people  in social  media asking the same question  the writer, pd or someone  from the cast will give answer 

I say it was a cut scene. But it was not out of character. he is a police officer after all. he doesn`t have just one case.

 

2 minutes ago, nona88 said:

 dear God I am the most person  who hate to ask for muilty  seasons dramas I am the most person who fear the new seasons miss the good memories of the previous

I am a person who love one shot books and novels but why this drama making me want more and more and more......

I want more i want more it never ended  , it never enough  my real  like living characters I want more , I understand  you CSW  I want it to keep running  till season  5 

 

I don`t like multi-season kdramas but this one is an exeption. They finished the story and they still have material for other dramas. I trust the writer. I really hope we`ll have another season or, at least, writer Lee soo yeon will have inspiration for another drama.

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I couldn't help but tear up (which I don't do often with other dramas) at the end of the last episode.  I remember last week, I was feeling like the series was incomplete.  Like, as if it was missing something.  This week, I feel different.  Now it actually feels finished.  Seeing some of the characters (LCJ and Eunsoo :bawling::bawling:) from Season 1 again . . . a huge wave of nostalgia, honestly.  Almost as if to remind us the reason why Forest of Secrets exists.  Yeojin being the strong woman she is, even when she's the outcast.  Simok showing his emotions, like that smile at the end.  LCJ's monologue.  It all fell into place. 

 

Dongjae.  Dongjae.  Dongjae.  Once the camera zoomed in on his mouth, I literally felt like he was going to mess up again.  If there is a Season 3, hopefully we will see even more character development for Dongjae's character.

 

I'm so glad Woonchul redeemed himself in the end.  I was disappointed when he accepted the financial statements from Lawyer Oh during the last episodes, but now I feel content with what he did during the last episode.  He legit had no way out, except retiring.   At least he was the better person.

 

This season felt very different from season 1, and there were many red herrings and dragging out some stuff, which I didn't like.  I do wish it was more to the point.  Although I do think that, the last episode is my favorite by far.

 

If there's a Season 3, I have high expectations, and hopefully they keep the essence of what this drama is about :cutekitty:

Huge respect to the actors and actresses, staff, PD, scriptwriter, and crew for giving us this amazing drama.  Hopefully more dramas like this one (that transforms us to Sherlock Holmes) can be made.  :blush:

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4 hours ago, pompyavi said:

Loved that Yeo Jin decided to meet Yoon after hearing out ShiMok's dream that he, LCJ and Eunsoo disappeared together. I loved how she gave him a reason to live on and said that she would meet him. 

 

Meeeee  tooooo.  So many things to say about this episode.  :selfie:but first thing first.  ShiMok's dream!

 

As he walked out the room after being propositioned by the Prosecutor General (who incidentally has decided to cut off his tail aka WTH), ShiMok closed the door to the threat "You'll paid for this".  He walked down the hall refusing to be dragged into another cover up and lie where upright prosecutors are asked to bend their principles for the good of the organization.  The organization that run by men who manipulate its power for their own benefits.  Walking away after putting his career on the line accepting that he will pay for this one small victory but knows it has to be done.

 

The scene transitions to his dream where he is reunited with the many prosecutors whom he have worked for, the real men and women whom the reform council supposed to fight for.  LCJ who had put faith on SM to be the person to carry hope for them all.  I was moved seeing LCJ's nod of approval and slight smile toward SM for a job well done.  It's not the affirmation that is important to SM I suppose.  More for understanding that he has risen to LCJ's expectation so that LCJ's ideal and sacrifice were not in vain.  I also teared up seeing Eun Soo acknowledging ShiMok's guilt so that he can move on.  I absolutely love how he took it in stride and helped Min Ha forge on as a prosecutor.   He's back to mentoring another junior prosecutor, helping her indict the Segeok cops in bullying Capt Song by sending the will.

 

Kang Won Cheol who tried valiantly to protect ShiMok while battling a career defining moment for himself was also there.  For ShiMok, who was uncertain if he has been a burden to the chief, finds comfort to see Kang happily laughing with LCJ.  He has not fully embrace Kang's position as a mentor after LCJ's passing.  LCJ casts too much of a shadow on all those who knew him and part of SM still has not let go of his part in LCJ's suicide.  Seeing him set his guilt free and really in many ways, opened his heart to CP Kang.  Before he transferred out, Shi Mok visited Kang to pay his respect for the guidance and care.  SM knows how difficult it was for Kang to protect SM so that he can continue to "doggedly pursue the truth" for others.  We have to realize that it's important for ShiMok to validate for himself that there are still Chiefs (unlike WTH or prosecutor general) who are capable of owning to their mistakes and reflecting on them positively.  Like Choi Bit, Kang's decision luckily was influenced by his feelings for his juniors.   Once again, it was Seo Dong Jae to the rescue.  For a split second, Kang was going to tell ShiMok to not expose Hanjo's connection to PGS's death.  It was at the tip of his tongue that he couldn't get it out.  But by the grace of luck, a difficult decision was made easier because SDJ woke up.  As in SM's dream, Kang made the detour at the last minute instead of doing something that could possibly destroy him.  For those minutes, Kang was truly a father figure, caring for Dong Jae's well being, forgetting about protecting Hanjo.  This intervention changed everything for KWC.  It was a sign that he needed to repay someone for SDJ's life because of his negligence in the Tongyeong incident.  A really hopeful sign for SM and us viewers to see that there are leaders who are willing to accept their punishment and exit to allow changes for the organization.

 

And last but not least.  How awesome is it that YeoJin understood SM's subconcious fear of Mr Yoon's wellbeing?  I have a feeling that Yeo Jin doesn't actually know who is the sender. I am not 100% convinced Park Kyu Wang sent it.  I think Yeo Jin used his name to help ease Mr Yoon's guilt.  She didn't sugar coat his crimes as he needs them to guide his actions for the rest of his life.  What she confirmed for Yoon is that his mistakes do not define the person that he is or who he can become in the future. Yeo Jin is the person you want at your corner when you are down. I just love how much faith she has in people's strength to overcome mistakes and change for the better.  She is truly a friend, promising Yoon to return every few months to see him, cheering him on to keep living.  For Yoon who is left alone in this world, she is a lifeline.  A person that has not forgotten him.   Yeo Jin radiates goodness in that scene.  The main point is that it really is not important who sent the package but how Yeo Jin used it as a vehicle to rescue someone in need is absolutely wonderful.

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5 hours ago, bedifferent said:

The scene transitions to his dream where he is reunited with the many prosecutors whom he have worked for, the real men and women whom the reform council supposed to fight for.  LCJ who had put faith on SM to be the person to carry hope for them all.  I was moved seeing LCJ's nod of approval and slight smile toward SM for a job well done.  It's not the affirmation that is important to SM I suppose.  More for understanding that he has risen to LCJ's expectation so that LCJ's ideal and sacrifice were not in vain.  I also teared up seeing Eun Soo acknowledging ShiMok's guilt so that he can move on.  I absolutely love how he took it in stride and helped Min Ha forge on as a prosecutor.   He's back to mentoring another junior prosecutor, helping her indict the Segeok cops in bullying Capt Song by sending the will.

I realized that how none of them moved on. They were still in the trauma for what happened 2 years ago. Shimok unconsciously blames himself for Eunsoo's death. Had he paid a little attention to her last call, may be, may be she could have been alive. I also feel LCJ'S nod meant that he did well and he needs to persevere and continue doing that. He expressed to Yeojin that at times he thought about the dead and the gone and this was their way of telling him they are okay and he needs to keep doing what he is doing. His subconscious mind may know what he wishes for but he himself is clueless about that.

In last episode where yeojin said she should end it for that day as she was afraid of seeing her make a scene, made me realize she was talking about LCJ. And how she is also traumatized from that.

5 hours ago, bedifferent said:

For a split second, Kang was going to tell ShiMok to not expose Hanjo's connection to PGS's death.  It was at the tip of his tongue that he couldn't get it out.  But by the grace of luck, a difficult decision was made easier because SDJ woke up.  As in SM's dream, Kang made the detour at the last minute instead of doing something that could possibly destroy him.

Kang was so obsessed with Hanjo that he didn't want to spend time on a case which looked trivial to him. As if that was not enough, he even took on LYJ'S bait because he was so desperate to take down Hanjo.

And at last, the thing which he was proud of, his conscience was lost. If he investigated that case properly Dong jae wouldn't have to go through all that. And that's why he resigned before he could do any further damage.

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But did they really made so many scenes cut ?? Are they doing that  cause they have a plan a head?? 

 

 

There was bts   photo of YJ   and sdj  where YJ  still in long hair  and wearing blue 

 

There was bts  photo where YJ  filming with LYJ  ( but they never meet this season  in the final cut) 

 

There was bts  photo where YJ  and her police  team and SM  at LYJ  house 

 

 

There were more bts  filming that we didnt see , and the fact the part of LYJ  involved  was ended as open not as filming  scenes and we never get to see her so called  brother or father 

 

Did they made some change in that side if the story  in the final cut ?? Did they decide  to make it open for another fight ( if they planning  season 3 or movie  or anything  please no more then one year waiting , I am still not forgetting the suffering of waiting confirmation  for three years before ) 

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Ahh it’s been a blast with S2.  This writer’s knack of twists and turns didn’t disappoint.  Thanks everyone @bedifferent @Sleepy Owl @pompyavi @nona88 @Gummi @larus @exolxin @penelop3 (sorry if I left out anyone) for making the ride all the more enjoyable with theories galore.  Springboards for possibilities.  DJ  makes me laugh, he’s the constant through the series, that swagger at the end :lol:, lapping up all the publicity.  The survivor.  Just like Jang said, if anyone would survive the kidnapping, it would be him.  Loved the nod to Yoon which gives hope to those who have fallen from grace.  Redemption is a real possibility, when you have friends who believe in you (and choose to walk alongside you on that lonely path back).  Hope to see all of you again in S3 (if we get one) or when some dastardly criminal needs chasing down in some other Crime WhoDunIt Drama.   :)
 

EDIT - I love YJ as a character.  Her unwavering belief in the potential for good in every human being.  No matter how far they have fallen.  And even when they have stopped believing it themselves.  It’s infectious.  And what more needs to be said about SM?  The champion for justice.  Never deterred.  Always battling for what’s just and good, awakening the dubious consciences of those who’ve swim too long in the mud.  Inspirational.

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Hurray, Dong-Jae is back. I thought the last we'd see of him in Season 2 is in his hospital bed, but he rises again (albeit with an arm cast), hair slicked back, ready to smarm. I never thought I'd be so happy to see that. And I loved it when he looked straight at the screen in the interrogation room and said, "stay tuned for Season 3." :lol:

 

But seriously, Dong-Jae, you've now become the superstar prosecutor you've always wanted to be. Triggering several corruption investigations and almost dying for it. You are a bigger star than Shi-Mok now. Will you squander it?

 

Lee Yeon-Jae. Soft-spoken gangster boss until the end.

 

Well, Choi Bit and Kang Won-Cheol screwed up - succumbing to momentary temptation. They did the wrong thing, but they were able to admit it and take their lumps. (Well, Shi-Mok had to persuade Choi Bit. He should seriously be a hostage negotiator or something.) They are essentially good people. The corrupt system is what makes it very difficult for anyone to stay on the straight path, and that's the saddest thing of all.

 

Speaking of corrupt - all Yeo-Jin ever wanted to do was the right thing. So someone who's just trying to do a proper job is going to be bullied and harassed by everyone at work. So sad. Happy to see Kim Won-Hae as a guest star, giving Yeo-Jin that vote of confidence! (I hope he recovered from COVID! And see you in Season 3!) Still, it's sad that it took a higher-up to quell the nastiness in that room.

 

Loved Yeo-Jin's visit with Yoon Se-Won. She can think what he did is wrong, but she is right - his bad act doesn't have to define all of him. He can't change the past, but he can try to live a better tomorrow.

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I wanted to give ShiMok a mirror.  Did he know he figured out the answer by himself? :biubiu:

 

 

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It's a selfie moment, ShiMok-shi~~

 

credit: Netflix

 

It was really the last shooting scene for the drama too.

 

 

 

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If we were watching a melo, this would be where the characters are heartbroken over their farewell. HAHA Not here.  These two have the most beautiful goodbye.  They recognize how precious their relationship is.  They wish each other strength to keep marching on.  He worries but cheer her on knowing the obstacles she will face.  The trust and respect SM has for YJ is beautiful.  :heart:

 

We end on a high note. Ratings wise, season 2 consistently bested season 1 

 

AGB Nielsen ratings

 

Episode 1 (8/15/20):  7.627% (9.012% Seoul)

Episode 2 (8/16/20):  6.415% (7.585% Seoul)

Episode 3 (8/22/20):  7.014% (8.190% Seoul)

Episode 4 (8/23/20):  6.422% (7.378% Seoul)

Episode 5 (8/29/20):  6.041% (7.070 % Seoul)

Episode 6 (8/30/20):  6.281% (7.487 % Seoul)

Episode 7 (9/5/20):   6.502% (6.950 % Seoul)

Episode 8 (9/6/20):  7.493% (8.856 % Seoul)

Episode 9 (9/12/20):  7.190% (8.553 % Seoul)

Episode 10 (9/13/20):  7.203% (8.031% Seoul)

Episode 11 (9/17/20):  6.843% (8.017% Seoul)

Episode 12 (9/18/20): 7.458% (8.707% Seoul)

Episode 13 (9/26/20): 7.179% (7.755% Seoul)

Episode 14 (9/27/20):  8.831% (10.312% Seoul)

Episode 15 (10/3/20):  8.307% (9.589% Seoul)

Episode 16 (10/3/20):  9.408% (11.039% Seoul)

 

Source

 

 

 

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The ending was sooooo good. 

They better go up to season 5 because this ahjussi would be such a scene stealer. 

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I can't believe it just ended. Just like that three months went by so quickly. whattttt

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ACE FACTORY posted BTS of the dream sequence.  Nostalgic already.

 

 

Bae Doona cut her long hair on the last day of shooting, before the farewell dinner with SM.  She also confessed being a fan of CMS, finally got the chance to selfie with him.

 

We also have a petition of season 3 from Song Ji Ho who plays Soon Chang!!!! 

 

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I watch the final episode last night while working. There's an emergency in the office. So, I wasnt 100% watching it. But, from what I saw :

- CB is a good leader. She didnt sacrifies her trusted 2nd to be the same pit she was in. Great for her! YJ can live. 

- HSM is a very rightful person. He is a very scary person. But, from him everybody have to be honest doing their job. Why the corruption? Money and power. 

- Hanjo + LYJ... until the end, they never learn their lesson. They are money and power. Be alone forever LYJ, she will be an evil witch. 

- KWC didnt let me down. I was sceptical for once when he trapped getting hands on Hanjo bank statement. The scene when that person blackmail him back with it, just make me... Want to kick him! He proved to be a good person when he resigned. Well, he can work in private somewhere. He has the ability to do that. 

- what can I say, I love this duo. HSM and YJ. YJ got a new boss..lol at the actor. Always see him in funny character. YJ and HSM for sure will work together again. 

- Finally, HSM smile...genuine right? He felt comfortable with an old acquaintance. 

- SDJ and his wife. I hope they happy together. And him to be a better man. 

 

Thats it, i'm back to work! 

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@bedifferent Thank you for the video clip  and your interpretation of the dream sequence.  

 

When it was shown I had a scare and anxious for a moment for those who are still living ... Each person facial expression means so much.  I'm glad that my earlier thought was just a thought and they still live on facing their next challenges.

 

 

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6 hours ago, bedifferent said:

The scene transitions to his dream where he is reunited with the many prosecutors whom he have worked for, the real men and women whom the reform council supposed to fight for.  LCJ who had put faith on SM to be the person to carry hope for them all.  I was moved seeing LCJ's nod of approval and slight smile toward SM for a job well done.  It's not the affirmation that is important to SM I suppose.  More for understanding that he has risen to LCJ's expectation so that LCJ's ideal and sacrifice were not in vain.  I also teared up seeing Eun Soo acknowledging ShiMok's guilt so that he can move on. 

I think that dream when recounted to YJ at dinner with SM prompted her to visit Yoon.  3 people walked towards the light (death).  Yoon was one of them.  Kang walked to the side (he resigned).  DJ was directed back to the living.  I think YJ was worried that it was foreshadowing that Yoon would do something drastic because he had nobody left to “live for”.  That’s probably what spurred her to visit and tell him what she did at the visit and it was timely.  He didn’t look to be in a particularly good headspace. To give him hope that whilst it was a heinous crime he committed, there was room for repentance, change, forgiveness and redemption.  I am not entirely sure her story about the giver of the parcel was legitimate but it was what the parcel represented that mattered.  Someone thought about him and cared enough to send him a care package.  He mattered.  And her promise to check up on him was another person he could add to the list (of people who cared).  

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I am having a hard Time saying goodbye to them , all of them,  Secret  forest is a really masterpiece  written and have  great cast's  they choice all the time even for supporting characters 

 

You can feel the writer  affecting toward  her characters all of them since she also bring mr oh in the end , that why even any support  role  in this drama is honor to play 

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Why we love them so much?  why they never just another drama characters cause the writer  treat them like a real, all of them not just the leads  like the others drama 

 

I always  feel  like this while  reading novels,   the  different  between  only good one  and between unforgivable  one is on the writer feeling for the characters he or she can make them a live or just words on papers  for me 

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 How I can say goodbye  again, for that great written and great cast's ?  They living for more then 20 seasons  in my head  they was living too for three years i was thinking  what going now and imagination  scenes of them without  even planning  

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They are living somewhere like normal human being  that how I felt for 3 years and how they going to keep going but still it painful  to say goodbye  to  them now,  again I need time to progress  to go back to where I was for three years 

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All the people from season 1 who appear  in last episode  I just felt like yesterday  I was living your storyline,  it felt like you never leave cause you really never  did not for them and not for us  some we also still affect by your lifes story , how much I love all of you too is behind any words :heart:

 

But come back again, even if you dont come you are living but still come back:dissapointed_relieved: 

 

with all what going on Korea and world cause the covid  and political  and economic change dont we have a reason to come back?? :cries:

 

 

That scene was what we feel for them 

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The writer  all time in this season  was like I know what you going to think and prepare  answers  and scenes for you 

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I had read some of the comments here. I came in late and only got to binge watched from ep1 to 14 a few days ago and just finished with ep15 and 16. That it was really good i must say even better then Stranger1 imo. I wouldn't missed HYJ and SM for world! love this two so much! I followed their conversation very slowly having paused and playback dozens of times.

5 hours ago, nrllee said:

I love YJ as a character.  Her unwavering belief in the potential for good in every human being.  No matter how far they have fallen.  And even when they have stopped believing it themselves.  It’s infectious.  And what more needs to be said about SM?  The champion for justice.  Never deterred.  Always battling for what’s just and good, awakening the dubious consciences of those who’ve swim too long in the mud.  Inspirational.

Inspirational indeed! There was two occasion where HSM words really strike me. The first was when he said to WTH "Your duty is to serve justice and you should never hide behind the word "anyone". The other was when SM rejected Deputy Prosecutor General Shin Dong Un suggestion to close the case on the fake witness and saying to his face "Those who made the authority we maintained for 70 years something to be bargained with. They failed by abusing and misusing it". Yes those in power misuse their authority for their own benefit. 

 

What i love the most at the end was HSM smile!!! coz he had never smiled (i think it was because of some disorder he suffered when he was young) but he was slowly opening up and i'm thinking HYJ helped him a lot. Thumbs up to CSW for doing a superb job in the role and the rest of the cast was excellent.

 

Well, this has been a really good show and i'm already looking forward for Stranger3. 

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Last episode was indeed very good. The writer wove in so many meaningful scenes. Bravo!

 

I particularly loved how the legacy of the season 1 characters continue to impact the recurring characters until the end. Not just the obvious of LCJ, but also Eun Soo and even Park Moo Sung’s son, Kyung Wan. I remember when he visited YSW in prison in season 1 finale, he was not visibly angry at him. Similar to Shi Mok, he asked him if he felt better after he killed his father. YSW could not respond, but after some silence, he tearfully apologized to Kyung Wan as he left. Though YSW was obviously wrong, I think Kyung Wan understood deep down why YSW did what he did. So, I think the care package could possibly be Kyung Wan’s way of “coping” with his father’s wrongdoings and for both sides to be comforted and move on with life. It makes sense why it was anonymous. No one really needed to know who sent it…until Shi Mok had his dream. I believe Yeo Jin did her “investigation” upon learning about it and what she told YSW was the truth.

 

I also loved how Yeo Jin’s hair was basically cut back to how she had it in season 1. After a mentally and emotionally tolling journey for her, it seemed symbolic that she was able find a sense of her old self again. (It reminded me a bit of Designated Survivor 60 Days where Park Mu Jin got his old hair style back in the finale.)

 

Similar to season 1 finale, Shi Mok also arranged to meet with Yeo Jin for soju before he transfers to another post.

 

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Funny how this time, Shi Mok immediately noticed Yeo Jin’s haircut. A big difference from when he couldn't notice her obvious red lipstick in season 1 finale. He had also commented back then that the lipstick was weird so Yeo Jin's natural response was to ask him if her hair was weird. This time, he said that it was different and reminded him of when they first met. :wub: It is impressive how the writer successfully depicted the development of their relationship from season 1 and 2 through the subtle nuances of their interactions and conversations.

 

On 10/4/2020 at 2:26 PM, chickfactor said:

Hurray, Dong-Jae is back. I thought the last we'd see of him in Season 2 is in his hospital bed, but he rises again (albeit with an arm cast), hair slicked back, ready to smarm. I never thought I'd be so happy to see that. And I loved it when he looked straight at the screen in the interrogation room and said, "stay tuned for Season 3." :lol:

 

I was bummed that Dong Jae was missing over half of season 2 so it was awesome when he did this. Haha. In Shi Mok’s dream, LCJ signaled Dong Jae to not come with them as if it was not his time yet. (It also seemed like LCJ wanted Shi Mok to look after Dong Jae as well.) I wonder if Dong Jae may have had a similar dream as Shi Mok right before he regained conscious which triggered him to wake up. I want to know Dong Jae’s perspective of what happened to him in season 2 and for the rest of his story to unfold.

 

On 10/4/2020 at 5:19 AM, dzareth said:

LYJ is fast becoming a favourite character too. I hope she will still appear in S3 if we come to that. We haven't dig up enough about her this season. I think deep down she was really affected by her husband's death and secrets.

 

On 10/4/2020 at 9:46 AM, dzareth said:

I'm liking it that LYJ is pulled into a deeper shade of grey. One can see how she was affected by Chief Kang's words. I like this build up. I think the best 'love story' for FoS is the one between LCJ and LYJ.

 

Thank you for sharing this. Since the beginning of season 2, I have been rooting for LYJ for these reasons and for her to ultimately do the right thing. I still will in “season 3”.

 

Take care, everyone. Please stay safe and healthy.

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