My Perfect Stranger (2023) s01e06 Episode Script

Lie After Lie

(All characters, organizations,
locations, and incidents)
(in this drama are fictitious.)
(My Perfect Stranger,
Episode 6, Lie After Lie After Lie)
(Episode 6)
Do you know what time it is?
Then do you know how it feels
to be waiting for someone
who went out to see a murderer?
You said you were just going
to check his face,
but you were gone for three hours!
Gosh. What was that?
I was worried that
you might have gone after him
and gotten hurt like last night.
- Are you hurt?
- No.
I couldn't call the police
or go outside to look for you.
Because we're living in
this stupid year 1987,
I couldn't even call you.
I was going crazy here.
I'm sorry.
So did the guy with the blue cap show up?
Who was it?
(Three hours ago)
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
Your father,
Baek Hee Sub.
Darn it.
May 14, 1987.
That was the day
the first murder case took place.
The man who met with the victim,
Lee Ju Young, that day
was her father?
If the man with the blue cap
is the real culprit,
it means he even killed her mother.
So he even killed his own wife.
And then me.
I can't be biased.
I need to stay calm and be objective.
Let's sum this up.
If everything had stayed the same,
Lee Ju Young was supposed to arrive
seven minutes before him.
If nothing had happened today,
I was going to visit the teahouse
after school.
I wanted to drink some coffee by myself
and finish reading the book I was reading.
I really didn't have any plans
to meet anyone.
But she ended up seeing someone
she didn't plan to meet.
I don't want to talk about this.
The guy with the blue cap, Baek Hee Sub.
For whatever reason,
the two of them argued.
I told you to stay there!
And the only person who witnessed
their altercation was
the owner of Bong Bong Teahouse.
Where did she go?
There were more people.
Hey, you're here.
Gosh, sorry.
I'm late because I heard
some crazy news on my way here.
Remember there being a huge scene
at school this morning
because of the student teacher?
Do you know why?
It turned out
she was a commie.
Don't you watch the news?
These college students went cuckoo
and went on protests.
Remember the weird song
she sang at the school picnic?
That's what people sing at those protests.
I bet she was going to influence us too.
Isn't that so creepy?
- Yes, it is creepy.
- Right?
Gosh. Just thinking about that
gives me goosebumps.
My parents
Because my friend did stuff like this.
How did you know?
You said you were taking a dump.
But I was wondering why it never smelled.
Hey, Yoo Bum Ryong.
Are you still not done?
I have a lot to discharge
especially today.
Hey, I don't know what this is about,
but there's a huge scene at our school.
Police officers are swarming
at our school.
And they're looking
for the student teacher.
- Looking for who?
- The student teacher.
Goodness. That punk.
He didn't flush.
Darn it. That disgusting punk.
(Let's use it as though it was our own.)
That's the student teacher's, right?
Did you steal it?
Will you tell on me?
Will you
tell other people about this ring?
You stole it anyway
when you knew it was wrong?
You stole someone else's stuff
and hid it in the restroom.
If Soon Ae finds out what you did
Soon Ae?
How do you know my girlfriend's name?
Did you think about
how much it would hurt her
if she found out?
Don't do anything you'd be embarrassed
to face your girlfriend for.
Every man ought to know that.
Hold on, Hee Sub.
I'll return it to her.
I'll tell her that
my curiosity got the best of me
and apologize to her in person.
I'll return it to her.
So give it back to me.
I mean it.
Just like you said,
I don't want to do anything
I'd be embarrassed
to face my girlfriend
and you, my friend.
I'll keep it a secret.
I won't tell anyone.
I'll pretend this never happened.
You must keep your promise too.
Thank you, partner.
- Hee Sub.
- Yu Sub.
Be a good friend to my brother.
What's wrong?
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
Yoo Bum Ryong stole Lee Ju Young's ring.
Baek Hee Sub was the guy
with the blue cap.
It was he who ran away
from the bridge that night.
Back then, Baek Hee Sub
left the teahouse with someone.
And Yoo Bum Ryong
went in the same direction as the victim.
And the path Lee Ju Young took.
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
Hurry up!
Are you joking with me right now?
Ko Min Soo?
It was pure injustice.
On the day of the murder,
I wasn't even in Woojung-ri.
Back then, I was staying
at a private boarding school
away from the city.
My mother sent me there,
so I could focus on my studies.
The school was
in the middle of a mountain
without even landlines.
Do you want to die?
Why is he here?
Your dear brother is
asking for it.
Just give it to me and put an end to this.
Why are you talking back to me?
Hey, is this your money?
You probably took it
from Mom's wallet anyway.
Didn't you?
Mi Sook.
What a loser.
Mom kicked you out.
Don't act so mighty.
You little
Are you okay?
Come on. You
Darn it.
My arm
You're hurting my arm.
I regret that my future self
saved a dirtbag like you!
What should I do with you?
This is all because of you. You jerk!
- This is your fault!
- Are you okay?
Go to the closest payphone
and call the police.
I don't trust the system,
but I should at least leave
a record in that darn system.
I'll make sure
he pays for what he did this time.
Ko Mi Sook. Think carefully.
I don't want
to call the police.
He has some money now.
He'll go back to the boarding school
after he has some fun
and feels better.
That's all I need.
If he gets into trouble again,
my mom will punish me.
I hope this can stay between us.
(Woojung Inn)
This is driving me crazy.
These kids never go home.
That was the path Lee Ju Young took.
It's most likely that
one of the kids I met tonight
is the real culprit.
But I met
all three suspects during my walk tonight.
I'll keep it a secret.
I won't tell anyone.
I'll return it to her.
I'll apologize to her in person.
I'll return it to her.
I'll never show up
in this neighborhood again.
Happy now?
Everyone I met on this path
was lying.
Why lie? Why on earth would they?
Why are you so quiet?
The guy with the blue cap.
He could be the culprit
who killed my mother.
You saw him at the teahouse. Right?
Who was it? Do we know him?
I couldn't see his face.
I lost him like last time.
It's my fault. I'm sorry.
You lied.
You said you weren't hurt, but you are.
It must have hurt
whenever the shirt grazed
It's nothing.
How's Ms. Lee?
She seems anxious, but she's okay.
She's worried that the police might
get wind of this and come here.
She said we'd be in trouble too.
Don't worry.
No one will be able to come here tonight.
Yoon Young.
Yoon Young.
Yoon Young.
If you were going to knock,
you shouldn't have whispered,
and vice versa.
Shouldn't you have chosen one strategy?
I'm sorry for coming over so late.
Is Yoon Young home?
Yoon Young, are you all right?
What about me?
I heard everything from my dad.
He said something horrible happened.
Someone was holding a knife
at the general store this morning.
You must've been so scared.
- It was nothing.
- How is that nothing?
By the way,
are you going to make
Yoon Young sleep here tonight?
With you?
Well, I mean
Can I have her over for just one night?
Yes. That would be nice.
I didn't think it through.
You can go with her.
No, it's okay.
There was just a misunderstanding.
Just go get some rest,
using that as an excuse.
You came here right after she passed away.
Just relax for at least one night
next to your mom. It's a good opportunity.
Is my room a little messy?
I did tidy it up, though.
My mom always smacks me on the back first.
She even threatens me,
saying she'll throw everything away.
My mom was just like that too.
What's wrong with moms?
I would never do that to my daughter.
I'll go wash up. Make yourself at home.
Okay. Wash up.
Why would he hide it?
Who are you calling
this late?
You said you were anxious all day.
Let me check the barricade.
(Woojung Restaurant)
Do you really have to check?
- It's chaotic enough here.
- The person I miss
I miss her
Yes. Everyone is here.
- Chairman Yoon.
- Hold on.
What are you doing here? It's your turn.
Okay. Fine.
Hold on a second.
- Go.
- Applaud!
All right.
Chairman Yoon will sing.
Let's give him a big hand.
No. I'm not going to sing.
I just wish
our police officers' happiness,
who work tirelessly day and night
to keep Woojung-ri
crime-free and peaceful.
That's all I need.
Applaud for Chairman Yoon!
As I said earlier,
I'm treating you today
for the peace of our town.
Don't think about going home tonight.
Eat and drink as much as you want.
- Yes!
- Let's go!
To the happiness and prosperity
of Woojung-ri police officers!
- Cheers!
- Cheers!
Grill more meat too.
Can we also get more alcohol?
What did you do?
As the principal,
how could he not have known
that someone with a criminal record
was coming as a student teacher?
She was just trying to help me.
I'm just making sure that the person
finishes what they started,
so you don't have to worry about it.
Yes. As we talked earlier,
please keep everyone there until sunrise.
Let me pour you a drink. Good work.
Hey, sit down.
Can't you see we're cleaning up
the mess you made
by turning the school upside down?
Hey, Chief Kim said he was
too ashamed to face Chairman Yoon.
To be honest, there were
no clear charges against him.
Tell me the truth.
You just wanted to blame
a protestor from Seoul
to improve your image.
You said it was your fault
if you looked suspicious.
It was also you who said
if you put the screws on someone,
you could easily make up charges.
Cleaning up my image?
I wonder who needs to be doing that.
You punk, how dare you?
- Get off of me.
- Have you lost your mind?
I should go pick up my kids.
- Gosh, you jerk.
- Come on.
What do you think you're doing?
I was starting to cool off.
- Hey, are you really doing this?
- I'm sorry.
- Dong Sik.
- Yes.
What happened to Yong Woo
and Yong Soon? They're not home?
My wife went to her parents'
to take care of her ill dad.
She left the kids at the house
by the persimmon tree.
I see.
Especially Baek Dong Sik.
He brought all the police officers
to our school today
and turned the entire place upside down.
We never know
what or when he will do next.
That's not a big problem.
Look at the time.
Just let them stay the night there.
Sit down. Just sit down, everyone.
Your kids will love it.
Their grandson is about their age, right?
- Am I right?
- Yes.
Also, I'll call the lady
at the persimmon tree house.
Don't worry about that.
Until the sun rises
Okay. Pour me a drink.
Just stay right here.
- Okay.
- Come on.
I'm sorry for making a scene,
Chairman Yoon.
It's all right. Drink up.
Get ready to sing for Chairman Yoon!
- Goodness.
- Yes!
One, two, three, four.
Is there anything that is bothering you?
I noticed that you didn't sleep a wink.
You woke up?
It's just that
I can't get it out of my head.
What is it?
What's bothering you so much
that you can't even sleep?
Baek Hee Sub.
What? Already?
Hey, you said you still had a boyfriend.
I'm the worst.
What do I do?
Gosh, it gives me a headache.
To think that I could have
a relaxing night.
You haven't even known Hee Sub
for a long time.
You don't even know what he's like.
So I asked him.
When I saw him at Bong Bong Teahouse.
By the way,
what do you like so much about me?
You don't know me well.
You transferred only a few days ago,
and you don't know what I'm like.
Why would I not know you?
As soon as I met you, I figured you out.
What kind of girl am I?
A gorgeous girl.
you have your own world.
When I first saw you
in that tiny ticket booth,
you were listening to
your favorite song on the radio.
And you were so focused on writing
that you didn't even know
I was standing there.
You were so engrossed
in the world you created.
You had no idea how beautiful you looked.
And that tiny booth
was so spotless that it shone like a star.
"I don't have a care in the world."
You were just smiling to yourself.
I've never met anyone as cool as you.
He shone like a star.
What he told me,
the look on his face when he was talking,
and the shaky voice he had.
Everything was shining.
"A moment that never ends."
("Small Door")
(The 25th Letter)
"Did you know, Y?"
"There's a moment"
"that never ends."
I thought about the shining words
he told me that day
over and over again.
Get out! If you're going to keep this up,
spend the rest of your life
taking care of him.
Whatever darkness were
to befall me in the future,
if I could hold on
to these shining moments,
I thought nothing in the world
could scare me.
It only took a moment for him
to see my world.
I wonder what kind of world he has.
I keep getting curious
about his world.
The guy in Mom's novel
It was Baek Hee Sub.
Are you going to sleep?
What should I do?
Baek Hee Sub.
I came here because I had
to return something to her.
To the student teacher.
I just came out
for a walk.
He was 1 of the 3 suspects
and the mysterious guy with the blue cap.
His whereabouts matched
Lee Ju Young's whereabouts.
So far, he's the prime suspect.
why would he kill her
if he told Yoo Bum Ryong
to return the ring?
Something doesn't add up.
Or am I hoping that it doesn't?
(Woojung Inn)
I got all my important belongings.
- Let's go.
- Okay.
(From Woojung-ri to Wonju)
Darn it.
How did I end up getting involved
with that dangerous neighbor?
You won't be in danger
as long as you leave this village.
But just to be sure,
call me as soon as you arrive
at your friend's house.
- My landline number is
- I know.
You told me the number
when I first got here.
I know that this will make no sense.
But it feels as if
you came here on purpose just to save me.
As if you knew that I would be here,
you waited for me.
It's like you thought about
how you could help me for a long time.
No way.
I know that's not possible,
but you helped me as if you could.
Thank you.
If it hadn't been for you,
I don't know
what would have happened to me.
Thank you so much.
(Woojung General Store)
Don't lose that.
Have a good life
until you turn old and gray.
Have a long, healthy life.
You too.
There's the bus.
Be safe.
Goodness. This is killing me.
The bus is already running?
Darn it.
Come on.
You jerk. You!
You jerk.
When you were under the bridge that night,
you secretly sent me signals to help her.
How dare you make a cop help a protester?
After realizing what you did,
I just thought
you were some clueless teacher.
Were you one of them?
Is that it?
How much have you had to drink?
"One of them?"
I was just passing by.
Is that so?
I'll find out the truth
once I start digging.
Let's have this conversation
at the station. Okay?
Why are you taking me
when I haven't done a thing?
Stop talking back to me.
Come with me, you jerk.
Oh, no. How could this happen? Goodness.
- Hey.
- Yes.
What happened? Is there a fire?
There's a huge fire at the house
with the persimmon tree.
What? Where?
The house with the persimmon tree
where the boy lives with his grandma.
Goodness. I hope they're okay.
What should we do?
On May 15, there was a fire incident.
No one died from it.
My kids are at that house.
What are you talking about?
There should only be two people inside.
I should have gone
to pick them up last night.
But I couldn't.
Oh, no.
Oh, no. Goodness.
Oh, dear. What are we going
to do, Dong Sik?
- Yong Woo.
- Oh, no.
Oh, no. Goodness.
Yong Woo! Yong Soon!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo! Yong Soon!
Yong Woo! Yong Soon!
- Right here.
- She's here.
- Yong Soon, it's Dad.
- Your dad is here.
Are you all right?
Yong Soon!
I'm sorry. Yoon Soon.
- The old lady is out.
- Ma'am.
Where are the rest of the kids?
I'm not sure.
I think I brought my grandchild out.
Oh, my gosh. It's going to collapse.
- Goodness.
- What do we do?
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
- Yong Woo!
- Yong Woo!
Can you keep them
from budging until the sun rises?
Especially Baek Dong Sik.
He brought all the police officers
to our school today
and turned the entire place upside down.
I should've picked them up yesterday.
But I couldn't.
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Gosh, that's hot.
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo!
Yong Woo.
Yong Woo!
Detective Baek, over here!
- Yong Woo!
- Over here.
Take him out. Hurry.
Yong Woo.
Yong Woo! Yong Woo.
Come on. Yong Woo.
Yong Woo, stay with me.
Yong Woo.
Yong Woo.
Yong Woo, are you okay?
I'm so sorry.
- What a relief.
- Thank goodness.
- His father saved him.
- You're amazing.
- That was close.
- Goodness.
(Woojung-ri Fire Rescue)
Hee Sub.
Uncle Dong Sik.
Your homeroom teacher
needs to go to the hospital.
You're badly hurt.
Let's go to the hospital.
What are you waiting for?
Let's go already.
(Call 119 in case of fire)
What I did
to get Lee Ju Young to safety
created another variable,
and that variable
created another situation.
I saved someone who could've died,
but in turn,
I almost made someone
who should have lived
It's somewhere here.
Did you see Ms. Lee off
Did something happen?
Oh, it's nothing.
Did you have a good time with your mother?
Why are you holding that?
I think I can figure it out.
- Figure what out?
- The guy with the blue cap.
The answer
might be in this manuscript.
A novel is not a report.
Although it was based on a true story,
that doesn't mean actual names were used.
At first,
I thought Ko Mi Sook didn't write
about a person with a blue cap.
But then I remembered
that there was a similar line.
"A blue-headed man."
This whole time,
I thought that meant
that he had blue hair.
What on earth happened?
Do I have to tell you everything?
Do I have to share every tiny detail
of everything that happens here?
Are you?
Were we even that close?
You know, don't you?
The blue cap.
You're not even curious.
You found out who it is, right?
You didn't miss him at the teahouse.
You don't need to tell me,
but isn't there also no reason
for you to hide it from me?
Why? What is it?
I think you're misunderstanding something.
Think carefully.
If I really came here
for coverage purposes,
why would I go out of my way
to catch the criminal?
Because I feel bad for the victims?
This world is full of such tragedies.
I don't have enough time on my hands
to save all those people.
Then what's the reason?
I am also a victim.
The fifth victim.
I end up dying in the future,
just like your mother,
because the culprit
was not caught properly.
I came here to save my own life.
I input every newspaper story,
news broadcast, and case file
related to this village in 1987
into my head.
But everything might go down
the drain because of one variable.
That alone makes me feel like
my head is going to explode.
But you know what?
Do you know who the biggest variable is?
Is that why you sent me
to my mom last night?
"Don't even be curious
about the variables."
"Don't get in the way."
"Stay out of this."
Is that what you want to say?
I'm sorry, but I can't do that.
Since I've already come this far,
I don't want to sit on my hands
like an idiot.
If you don't want to tell me,
suit yourself.
I'm going to find out myself.
I feel so uncomfortable.
What if Bum Ryong cries
and becomes clingy?
He said he only had me in his life.
What are you doing?
Hey, Baek Yoon Young.
"On the afternoon that the
first victim's corpse was found,"
"there were a few people
who started acting strange."
"The blue-headed man"
"stood between the sun and the moon
for what seemed like forever."
"The man with glasses"
"was not able to come out
of the third stall for a long time."
"The man who had lost his memory"
"lay down under the bridge,
not realizing who he was."
(The blue-headed man
stood between the sun)
(and the moon
for what seemed like forever.)
Lee Ju Young was found dead today.
So this is talking about this afternoon.
If "the blue-headed man"
really means a man in a blue hat
(The sun and the moon)
where could "between the sun
and the moon" be?
I don't know.
What is that? It's scaring me.
Just go and meet Yoo Bum Ryong.
You have to deal with it
one way or another.
Fine, I will.
By the way, don't hang out
with whoever wrote that.
I don't like it.
How did you know
it wasn't me who wrote it?
Are you stupid?
There's no way
you wouldn't understand
something you wrote yourself.
The writer should know everything
because they chose each word carefully.
See you.
She wouldn't know something
she wrote 30 years from now.
Hae Jun!
- Hae Jun!
- What in the world?
(The 1st murder, the 2nd murder)
(The first murder)
(Investigation Report)
I heard Mr. Yoon got hurt.
Let me know if you need any help.
Because I'm still grateful
for what you did.
you were happy
about what happened to Ko Min Soo.
"A man stood between the sun and the
moon for what seemed like forever."
If a sentence like this exists,
what could "between the sun
and the moon" mean?
How am I supposed to know?
I shouldn't have asked her.
Isn't that the name of the record shop?
(Sun and Moon Record Shop)
(Guitar lessons)
(Sun and Moon Record Shop)
Do you know what time it is right now?
do you know how it feels
to wait for someone
after hearing that they left school early?
Because we're living in
this stupid year 1987,
I couldn't even call you.
I'm sorry.
I knew I should've told you,
but I hid the truth from you.
But I didn't send you to your mom
to get rid of you or anything.
I know.
The man with the blue cap is your
I know that as well.
I saw him with my own eyes.
I also think I know why
you had no choice
but to hide the truth from me.
Because we're family.
He's just one of the suspects.
I never really liked him,
but I also never expected him
to be so cruel.
My father loves him to bits.
Even more than he loves us.
I mean
Who are you talking about right now?
I thought we were talking about
the man with the blue cap.
Why does Baek Hee Sub
love himself to bits?
Are you saying the man
with the blue cap is my father?
Then who did you see?
(Sun and Moon Record Shop)
My uncle.
Baek Yu Sub.
Baek Yu Sub wasn't even a suspect,
and he wasn't in the vicinity last night.
Everything makes sense now.
(Bong Bong)
Yu Sub.
What are you doing here?
It's not even the weekend.
I was supposed to meet someone here,
but I don't think they came.
- What about you?
- I'm here to meet someone too.
- Do you want to go in together?
- It's okay. It's stuffy inside.
If you're going to be done soon,
I'll wait outside.
- Will you?
- Sure.
I'd love that.
Gosh, your hat is so cool.
Here you go.
Let me see.
Goodness, it looks good on you.
It looks better on me, doesn't it?
- Make it quick.
- Okay, Yu Sub.
(My Perfect Stranger)
There's nothing about Baek Yu Sub.
None of these files have any information.
No one knows Baek Yu Sub better than me.
I'll give you everything you need.
If Baek Yu Sub is the culprit,
we're going to see him again
tomorrow night
because he needs
to kill the second victim.
Where in the world could he be?
- We looked everywhere
- It won't happen anytime soon.
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