Sensory Couple episodes 11 & 12: Truth vs. Lies
Well Sensors, it’s that time again: another week of seeing scents, killer chefs, and adorable detectives (//cough//Yoo Chun//cough//). Episodes 11 and 12 of Sensory Couple left us with our heads reeling from all the reveals and cunning cover-ups — with the way things are heating up we know we’re in for a thrilling ride all the way to the end. So join Cici, Firnlambe, and me, Marakeshsparrow, as we discuss the truths and the lies that had us glued to our screens!
Watch episode 11:
Cici: Can I just start by saying Kudos to Firnlambe--she called the major reveal in episode 11. But the actual resolution of that reveal did take place in episode 12. So maybe I only have to pay for half the road trip?
Firnlambe: To my credit though we were specifically talking about when the relationship blow-out would happen lol
Marakeshsparrow: True it happened in episode 11, but continued in 12! Am I safe? Hahaha. All joking aside, I was pleasantly surprised with the way Moo Gak handled finding out Cho Rim is Eun Seol the surviving witness. I thought he would be way more conflicted, and he was actually fairly rational about it! //falls over from shock// When has this ever happened in a K drama? He doesn’t blame her for the death of his sister and maintains that it was all the murderer! I definitely was not expecting that and really appreciated the way the writer handled his character. Cho Rim/Eun Seol on the other hand . . . I guess learning that shocking truth would be like having the rug pulled out from under you, but if Moo Gak can get past it, shouldn’t she be able to?
Cici: Well, at least that part I was expecting. What is it with the leads in K-dramas? Is there an unwritten law that they must always feel guilty for things that are way beyond their control? And resort to “noble idiocy” in order to deal with it?
Firnlambe: Ahhhh “noble idiocy” . . . it’s almost as common as “Joseon Black Magic”. I really do wish they cut back on that plot device. It works, but let’s face it--it tends to lose its effect after a while.
Marakeshsparrow: Agreed! Sometimes it works for me, other times it just makes me shake my head in frustration. This bugged me. Story-wise it technically makes sense, surely she would feel guilt that she was the indirect reason Moo Gak’s sister was killed, but I don’t know . . . something about it rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe because after they came clean that they both knew the truth and Moo Gak said he wanted to leave the past behind them and stay together, she still wouldn’t get over her noble idiocy. I guess guilt is a powerful thing. I don’t know--this might go back to me being a Yoo Chun fangirl. Cuz how can she push him away when he’s so CUTE???
Cici: I was so frustrated this week. There were so many ridiculous things that took place, I found myself scaring the cat with the way I was yelling at the computer screen. Lies, reveals, and stupidity all combined in one week!
Marakeshsparrow: So a couple of the big “lies” I wanted to discuss were the things Cho Rim did to cover her tracks when dealing with Murder Chef. I never thought she’d get out of the situation in the library when she found Dr. Chun’s letter, but surprisingly she managed it. And then she started her “double agent” work. What did you guys think of Cho Rim as a spy?
Firnlambe: I thought she was great up until the end . . . when she suddenly became a colossal IDIOT! and decided to leave everything she was provided in places she can’t get to. Need to reach her by phone?--she brilliantly decided to leave it at the restaurant. Need to get a hold of her via the hidden earpiece she was supposed to wear at all times?--only God knows where her Donkey brain decided to leave that. (╯‵Д′)╯︵ ┻━┻ I don’t think I’ve yelled at my TV louder than I did during those exact moments.
Cici: In her defense, I was very impressed with how quickly she was able to come up with a lie to cover her first trip to the basement. She was caught by a very suspicious Murder Chef in the elevator, and she managed to fake fixing her pantyhose as an excuse. Wow. That was brilliant. Too bad it was a one-time deal.
Marakeshsparrow: Yeah, I was surprised how quick on her feet she was with that! I was like, “Oh wow, Cho Rim is actually being pretty smart here!” And then . . . Hahaha, Firnlambe, you totally summed up my feelings about the end of episode 12. I seriously don’t think she’s going to be able to talk her way out of this one.
Firnlambe: //sigh// we can only hope her brave Dragon will be able to swoop in and rescue her at the last minute . . . speaking of Detective Dragon, was anyone else impressed with how he handled Murder Shrek on the bridge and over the phone? I was so glad when that truth came out.
Marakeshsparrow: I loved that! And I also loved how he took the other detective out for dinner and called him knowing Murder Shrek would be listening. I have to say though, MC/MS has been so clever this whole time, but it was pretty stupid for him to keep reaching for his phone every time it went off with that Spyware app right in front of Moo Gak. I mean, he had to know that was suspicious. Maybe he’s beyond caring at this point. It’s already pretty clear Moo Gak thinks he’s the killer, but still! It wouldn’t have been that hard for anyone to figure out something was fishy if both phones kept going off at the same time.
Cici: That whole Spy app really had me worried. I was just relieved that Moo Gak removed it as soon as he had used it to confront Murder Chef. Because Cho Rim called him just seconds after he removed it, and her message really didn’t need to reach Chef’s ears. Phew, talk about good timing. However--did anyone else yell at Moo Gak for leaving Murder Chef unrestrained after knocking him out? Sure, he had to take Cho Rim to the hospital, but what does he have handcuffs for, if not to restrain the bad guy?
Firnlambe: Oooo I did!! That didn’t make sense to me, but it is what it is I suppose.
Cici: The amazing part of that scene was the way Murder Chef could lie his way out of being arrested for kidnapping Cho Rim’s dad. He was so cool and clever, he even bought time to hide the drugs he used to make Dad pass out. Even Dad thought he had just been drunk. Or at least that’s the lie he told the officers. So much deceit going on, I had to re-watch it several times to get it.
Marakeshsparrow: I reeeeaaally hope one of the detectives lets Dad know that Chef is the main suspect for the Barcode Murders, then he’ll stop being so dang trusting! I was so worried the whole time that Dad was going to go the way of the creepy white room. Glad he was able to get out of it. But seriously! Someone fill the man in!
Cici: I think he already knows. One of the surprising reveals was that he’s been working on the case with the head Chief, and he slipped and mentioned that Cho Rim’s parents were the third murder. He’s trying to act naive in front of Murder Chef in order to catch him.
Firnlambe: I agree with Cici, Dad has been trying to draw the truth out of Murder Chef since he met him. Though I don’t see why it was necessary to try and do it on his own, THAT was just poor planning. If he had enough smarts to fake Eun Seol’s death why couldn’t he be better at his lying game?
Marakeshsparrow: Dad, Moo Gak, and Cho Rim all share the same “I’m going to do it by myself!” mentality, but clearly that isn’t working out that well. Ok, I have to bring it up, have been waiting to mention it, but one of my favorite “lying” moments was when Moo Gak told Cho Rim she could stay at his place and he would sleep at his sunbae’s house nearby. The way he kept telling her to make herself at home, and then coming back in had me rolling with laughter. And then he was sitting in his car watching her like a protective guard dog. I’M DYING. YOO CHUN IS TOO ADORABLE.
Cici: Agreed. And he said it so often, I’ve learned a new phrase. Make yourself at home. I love it. And it was pretty cute how Cho Rim caught him and called him out on it.
Marakeshsparrow: I just want them to get over this slump and be lovey-dovey again! It killed me that she was so out of it on his birthday when he was trying to put things behind him and be chipper. I do think that scene was well played though--they both knew the truth, but were hiding their knowledge from each other. It added some nice angsty tension. Well played, drama writer. Well played. (Though it still frustrates me, I’ll try to appreciate it).
Marakeshsparrow: Going back to some big reveals--since Murder Chef asked Cho Rim/Eun Seol if she remembered him, he’s pretty much admitted that he is definitely the killer. Now the detectives just have to find solid evidence to get another warrant. Do you think it will happen fast enough though? Murder Chef also just found out Cho Rim isn’t as “trust-worthy” as he thought. It seems like she’s in a pretty tight spot right now.
Cici: I don’t know. She did manage to get away from Murder Chef at the beginning of episode 11 by just not saying anything so he couldn’t identify her. I’m hoping that even if that trick won’t work this time, that she manages to come up with a plausible lie to explain going to the basement. It could happen---but who am I trying to kid? I’m really just trying to deny the inevitable trip to the white dungeon that she’s about to make. The question is, when?
Marakeshsparrow: Since he found they switched the photo of Choi Eun Seol with a fake one, and then discovered the secret camera in his library (which was a super creepy moment btw), I think it’s definitely inevitable she’s going to make a trip to the white dungeon of doom. I only hope she can find out more about Murder Chef’s past while she’s in there.
Firnlambe: B--but I don’t want her to go in the white dungeon of doom!!! That ends the cute moments she shares with Moo Gak T^T
Cici: You can’t always get what you want . . . but if you try some time, you just might find, you get what you need. (insert music emoticon) And what we need is a RESCUE scene. Pronto!
Marakeshsparrow: //imagines Moo Gak saving the day// YES PLEASE. I’d let Park Yoo Chun be my Hero any day. Or maybe I should leave that to Jaejoong . . . hahaha. (Sorry Cici, had to bring him up).
So what did you think of this week’s episodes? Truths and lies were flying fast and furious, but did it leave you feeling satisfied or hungry for more? Will Moo Gak run fast enough to save Cho Rim from the dreaded dungeon of doom? Will we finally figure out why Murder Chef is so into murdering people? And what will happen when Cho Rim really gets her memories back? I for one, will be waiting on the edge of my seat until next week. So that ends another Drama Club! Let us know in the comments what you thought and don’t forget to vote on which won out this week: Lies or the Truth!
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