My Perfect Stranger (2023) s01e08 Episode Script

The Turning Point

(All characters, organizations,
locations, and incidents)
(in this drama are fictitious.)
(My Perfect Stranger,
Episode 8, The Turning Point)
(Episode 8)
on hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics.)
do you think people
fall into the gravest danger?
The hope that
you can correct all the wrongs.
The delusion that you can make
all your mistakes go away
as if they never happened.
As you become intoxicated
by this sweet, pathetic pipe dream,
you realize at some point that
no wrong in the world can be corrected.
But by the time you realize that,
you will already have been crushed
by the wheel of fate.
What's important
is the direction.
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
(Women who read are dangerous.)
What happened?
Explain this to me.
You must have called me here for a reason.
Explain why you are here at this hour.
Tell me what you saw
and what you did.
Explain everything from start to finish.
Why can't you talk?
Did you kill her?
No, Mr. Yoon.
Why did you kill her?
I'm sorry. Please help me.
You're alive. You don't need my help!
You're alive!
Why did you kill her?
I really didn't do it. It wasn't me!
Where's her ring?
Why doesn't she have her ring?
Mr. Yoon.
This really doesn't mean anything.
I got it from her
when I ran into her downtown
yesterday afternoon.
This ring has nothing to do
with her death, Mr. Yoon.
I ran into her again,
so we talked for a bit.
Then I left first.
When I came back, I found her like this.
Mr. Yoon, that's the truth.
When did you see her?
Yesterday afternoon.
If you tell anyone,
the police might find out that I saw her.
I heard she was a commie.
They might arrest me
for not reporting her
after seeing her twice.
That's what you're afraid of?
She never left?
Mr. Yoon.
Did you already call the police?
- Move back.
- Come on.
- Let us do our job.
- Please step back.
- Come on.
- What on earth is going on?
- What happened?
- Please move back.
- Stop pushing.
- Please stop them.
- Come on.
- Stop pushing me.
- Goodness.
- Move back.
- You can't be here.
- Come on.
- Did you see that?
- Hold on.
- Come on. Move back!
- Gosh.
- Stop that.
- That's enough.
- Come on.
- Hey, he's going in.
- Have you identified her?
- Wait.
(Under investigation, Do not enter)
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
My goodness.
I knew this would happen.
She acted up so much.
Even so
No one from our village
would do such a thing.
It was so horrendous
that Ms. Suncheon frothed at the mouth
when she first saw the body.
Do you know who the dead woman is?
She's from our village.
She always wore a tiny skirt
and roamed around late at night
after getting drunk.
She's the first daughter
of Lee from the general store.
Is she?
Oh, gosh.
This can't be happening.
Lee Soon Ae! Lee Kyung Ae!
Come out already!
You little brats.
How many times must I call you
when breakfast is ready?
You decided to sleep in
when you could've helped me.
Is Kyung Ae still sleeping?
The thing is
Gosh, she must've slipped out
at night again.
What? For real?
She promised that she'd be back early.
You still don't know your sister?
You trusted her words and let her go?
This brat. What if she's
sleeping on the street
after getting drunk again?
She always makes me bring her home
on a cart.
- Gosh.
- Let's finish it up
and go look for her.
Hyung Man!
- Hyung Man!
- Yes.
Coming! I was coming.
Where is she today?
Hyung Man
Hurry up.
Excuse me.
Let's go. We have to go.
Dong Sik!
Dong Sik!
Dong Sik! My daughter, Kyung Ae
I heard she was here.
I came to pick her up.
Hyung Man.
Gosh, how come there are
so many people here?
Where is Kyung Ae?
Why did she come so far?
- Why did
- Dad
You know it, right?
When she was young Kyung Ae!
- Your dad is here!
- Hyung Man.
- Your dad is here!
- Dad.
Kyung Ae. I came to pick up Kyung Ae!
Kyung Ae!
Let's go.
Hey! Kyung
Kyung Ae!
Kyung Ae! You jerk!
Kyung Ae!
They're taking Kyung Ae, you jerk!
Let me go! Bring back my daughter!
You jerk!
- Kyung Ae
- Kyung Ae!
Kyung Ae!
Let me go, you jerks!
Let me go! Bring back my daughter!
You jerk!
Kyung Ae!
Your dad is here!
- You jerks!
- Dong Sik.
Kyung Ae! Let me go, you jerks!
- Let me go! Bring back my daughter!
- What?
- Dad
- Kyung Ae! Let's go home.
We must go back. Both of us.
To where we belong.
We're going back?
Then what about my mom?
What about you?
What's going to happen now?
If it's bound to happen,
it will happen no matter what we do.
You saw it yourself too.
The time and place have changed,
but the same person died.
It's not just that.
The abandoned house
where Lee Kyung Ae was found.
I've never seen it before.
She's never died at a place like that.
There is no future I can change
with the facts I know.
Everything's back to square one,
and this is our end.
I'll do whatever it takes to fix the car,
so please wait until then.
I can't believe it. Let's hurry over.
- Where was it again?
- I can't believe this has happened.
It has happened again.
Mi Sook.
Mi Sook!
You heard about it too?
Isn't it so scary?
I know. How can this happen?
What kind of psycho did this?
It's so horrible.
How could this happen in our neighborhood?
We can't walk around freely now.
It's so scary.
Anyway, let's hurry over.
Why do you look so serious?
Some might think you killed her.
You're making it obvious.
Let's go. It's going to be fun.
Let's go.
Isn't she that girl?
The one who fled from Seoul
after taking part in demonstrations?
She's not even from this village.
Why did she have to die here?
It'll give me more headaches.
Things got crazy all of a sudden.
- Right?
- Seeing how her hands are tied,
it must've been done
by the same guy. Where did it go?
Whoever that jerk may be,
he killed two people overnight.
By the way, Chief.
You were nominated for commissioner.
This won't affect that, will it?
Of course, it will.
How come no one carries around a match?
I told you to take one.
That brat even smoked?
Just take that.
Hurry up and do it.
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
Wasn't it one
of Kyung Ae's belongings as well?
Now that you're holding it,
why don't you take one?
It sounds weird.
"Women who read"
"are dangerous."
What kind of lame quote was she carrying?
We need to find this lunatic quickly
and close the case.
Anyone who came across
Lee Ju Young and Lee Kyung Ae,
Anyone with criminal records,
and any gangsters in town.
If there's anyone who seems fishy,
bring them to me.
Right now, punks! Move.
- Okay.
- Hurry!
- We'll look for them.
- I'm going this way.
Goodness, those fools.
Gosh, that idiot.
Oh, my.
- Didn't you hear me?
- Yes?
Don't think about ditching work again.
Get moving, Baek Dong Sik.
Oh, dear. What's so fun about this?
- Oh, my. How did this happen?
- I feel bad.
- She passed away.
- How could this happen?
- They said she was dead.
- I can't believe this.
- She was so young.
- My goodness.
- This is tragic.
- Oh, dear.
Yoon Young.
Yoon Young!
Mr. Yoon!
Nobody's home?
Can someone help me?
Can anyone please
Somebody help me.
Yoon Young.
My sister
My sister
I know.
I know.
I'm so sorry.
My mom is acting weird, Yoon Young.
I said it was dangerous.
I told her the world was a scary place.
She never listened to me.
Why did she go there that late?
What was she doing there
at that late hour?
She's unbelievable.
That stupid brat.
It's obvious what people are going to say.
I told you to stop the phone from ringing.
Those jerks.
They keep babbling about it
because it's not their problem.
Is this just some fun gossip for them?
Why do they keep calling?
on hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics.)
Can I
Can I ask you a question?
Will you open the doors and see me?
About my grandma
Do you know when and how she passed away?
I only know she died
way before I was born.
I've never heard
how or why she passed away.
Does it
have something to do
with what happened today?
If it is,
I want to at least save her.
Can you tell me what to do to save her?
I'm scared that everything
went wrong because of me
and that it will all end like this.
But I witnessed it all.
I've been running around to save them.
Their feelings for each other.
I saw them all.
It doesn't matter at all?
And this is it?
How so?
I can't believe this.
Unless we can go back
to the time we haven't met,
it's not square one wherever we are.
on hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics.)
All right. Now choose
if you want to move forward
or step back.
It's up to you. What do you want to do?
Okay. Count again.
Five, four,
- three
- Two.
A bet is a bet.
You know how it works.
(Gimpo International Airport)
Yeon Woo!
- Son!
- Dad!
Goodness, my baby.
Oh, dear. My son!
I missed you, Dad.
Let me see. This is nice.
- Is this your bag?
- Yes.
Let's go.
- How have you been?
- I've been good.
- Stop looking at me, Dad.
- Come on, son.
I waited for three years
to see your face again.
I only stared at you for like 30 minutes.
I've been so busy with school. I'm sorry.
Your grades were amazing, though.
I guess the Yoons are indeed smart.
You, me,
and a teacher
who I really like these days.
His name is Yoon Hae Jun.
He's also a Yoon.
- Hae Jun?
- Yes. Why?
I love that name.
Is that so?
I told him I'd introduce you to him
when you were back.
He said he had something
that needed fixing.
You're an expert in that area.
You're the best in Korea, aren't you?
I'm so happy.
- You jerk. Hey, get him.
- Darn it.
Is something going on?
I'm not sure.
Stay in the car.
Get in.
- What on earth is going on?
- Come here.
Welcome to Korea.
Is this Hae Jun's house?
Who are you?
I came by because I heard
he needed my help to fix something.
Did I come at a bad time?
can you give this to him?
I'll fix anything he wants
if he can solve it in five seconds.
If he can't solve the cube,
I'll have to think about it.
I like smart people.
Then bye.
Just in 1 night, 2 women
in their 20s were found murdered
in a village in Gyeonggi Province.
The local residents
are trembling with fear.
Here's the report
from Reporter Oh In Sung.
Today around 6 a.m.,
a 22-year-old local resident, Lee,
was found dead, covered in blood
in an abandoned house
located on a hill in Woojung-ri,
Woojung-eup, Woojung-gun.
A resident who lived nearby
found the body
and reported it to the police.
Based on the trace
of blunt force trauma
to the back of her head,
the police suspect that she was
assaulted and then murdered.
Again, around 6 a.m. today,
a 24-year-old student teacher,
Lee, who was working
at a nearby high school
was found dead by the riverside
in Woojung-ri.
(Beauty Pageant, Miss Korea, 1987)
Woojung-ri was a crime-free village
for five years
I'm serious.
Once I become Miss Korea,
I'll get you a mink coat.
I can't believe you're my daughter.
Do you think
anyone can afford a mink coat?
I'm not asking you to buy me one.
I said I'd get you one.
Stop hustling her and just quit drinking.
Miss Korea? My foot.
Show some respect to your elder.
That's enough.
Why doesn't anyone believe in me?
They said I had potential for sure.
You're not
involved with a bad crowd, right?
You don't know these things.
But can you help me out a little?
Are you out of your mind?
We have no money. We're flat broke.
- I'm going to school.
- Okay.
I'm going to work.
- Mom.
- Have a good day.
- Mom.
- You little
- Mom.
- What is it this time?
Come on, Mom. I'm not joking.
- Once I become Miss Korea
- Miss Korea?
No. Even if I don't become Miss Korea,
I'll make a lot of money
and buy you a mink coat. Okay?
What's gotten into you?
Why do you keep bringing up mink coats?
Remember that? A long time ago
Who was that?
Yes. Our neighbor, Seung Jin's mom.
You were really jealous
of her mink coat.
- Seung Jin's mom?
- Yes.
You mean the family who moved away
when you were nine?
Ever since then,
my dream has been to buy
the same mink coat for you. Wait. No.
Buying you a prettier coat
had been my dream.
I think I'm really getting close
to fulfilling my dream now.
So you just wait,
Lady Ok Ja.
How about a kiss? It's been a while.
- Mom, I'm going to school.
- Gosh.
Don't be a nuisance. Get off me.
- Did you get everything you need?
- Yes.
What a heartless mother.
should have hugged her.
You should have hugged her.
When you had the chance,
you should have hugged her
to your heart's content.
I will now announce the next winner.
Here's 2nd place for Miss Daegu.
Number 30, Kang Eun Ju.
This makes her
the third winner of our pageant.
What's wrong?
Where's your mom?
- Ok Ja!
- Mom!
- Mom!
- Mom!
- Mom!
- Mom!
Hey, Ok Ja!
- Ok Ja!
- Where did she go?
Ok Ja.
No, ma'am. Please.
Please don't do that.
You must hang in there.
I know that you're in agony.
But if you give up now,
your children, Soon Ae and Oh Bok,
will live
without their mother
at least for 40 years.
No, it will be more than that!
Do you think you can rest in peace
knowing what you will be doing to them?
Your decision will affect a lot of people.
So please tell me
that you can overcome this
and get through it.
Be careful.
Ok Ja!
- Ok Ja!
- Mom.
- Mom!
- Mom!
- What are you doing here?
- Gosh.
You fool!
- Seriously! You gave me a scare.
- Mom
Shall we give each other a hug
for a second?
So many things happened today.
So let's just
You'll give it another try, right?
Catching the culprit
and saving the third victim as well.
It can't be the end.
I don't want us to become strangers.
Oh, someone came looking for you.
He was a bit odd.
What did he say again?
He said he'd fix it for you if you
solved it in five seconds.
What was that?
You're really going to ask him to fix it?
I can ask him that much.
We'll have to return eventually,
even if it's not now.
Who is he?
Is it okay to show him the car?
I know how to handle him.
He's my dad.
I see.
I thought you weren't
hiding anything anymore,
but you were keeping the biggest secret.
I mean, your family was here.
How could you have kept it
to yourself until now?
I was waiting for the right timing,
which is now.
Then Principal Yoon we saw every day
No wonder you share the same surname.
We need to count some people out.
Both of them.
Based on what I saw,
he wouldn't have been able to
tie anyone up with those fingers.
I broke a bone. It hurts!
You probably can't tie
any strings for the time being.
The victims.
Both victims were tied up
with red strings
when they were found.
Besides his fingers,
it looked like he was injured everywhere.
Ko Min Soo, that is.
Yoo Bum Ryong wasn't afraid
of being accused of the murder.
I heard she was a commie.
They might arrest me
for not reporting her
after seeing her twice.
That's what you're afraid of?
Unless he was acting incredibly well
It also looked like he had no idea
there was another murder case.
(Woojung-ri Serial Murder Case Suspects)
I have no excuse to come up with.
And there's Baek Yu Sub,
the real owner of the blue hat.
There's one more person now.
The one who told the biggest lie.
Ko Mi Sook.
Mi Sook.
Now I know
why she told such a lie.
About my brother
Do you think I'm happy
about how he ended up,
or the opposite?
Let me know if you need any help.
Because I'm still grateful
for what you did.
She was glad about what had happened
to Ko Min Soo.
Looking back on the things he did to me,
I bet he wasn't a good brother
to his sister either.
What's important here
is how much she knows.
How much did Ko Mi Sook know
to lay the blame on Ko Min Soo?
And how she came to know it.
The circumstances surrounding
the incident are important.
It means she knew enough details
to write about it in her novel.
You're right.
We need to handle Baek Hee Sub first.
He'll be chosen as the first suspect
in about 30 minutes
by the police.
(Baek Dong Sik)
Who visits their student's home like this?
Where is your brother?
When was the last time you saw him?
I guess you don't know yet,
but my uncle is a police officer.
I know you're a teacher,
but if you behave this way
Your uncle will be here soon
to arrest you.
About five minutes later.
What is this?
Why did you hide it in there?
do you think people
fall into the gravest danger?
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
(Two hours ago)
The hope that
you can correct all the wrongs.
The delusion that you can make
all your mistakes go away
as if they never happened.
As you become intoxicated
by this sweet, pathetic pipe dream,
you realize at some point that
"No wrong in the world can be corrected."
But by the time you realize that,
you will already have been crushed
by the wheel of fate.
What's important
is the direction.
What on earth are you talking about?
Stop talking nonsense,
and get to the point.
Why did you want to see me?
Your vulnerable point.
I think I can cover it up for you.
What vulnerable point?
If you wanted to throw it away,
you should've done it discreetly.
What is this? It's so foolish.
You want to protect someone,
and I want to get rid of someone.
I think we can be of help to each other.
What are you trying to pull with me?
What your brother did.
What a fool.
She doesn't even know anything.
I don't know what brought you here.
But this is mine.
I did everything.
- I didn't do anything.
- That's enough.
It really wasn't me.
Then why did you run away?
Why can't you believe me?
- I didn't do anything.
- Why you little
You better level with me.
Oh, my gosh.
It really wasn't me.
What do you mean it wasn't you?
(Women who read are dangerous.)
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
This is mine.
I did everything.
Who am I?
And where am I?
Did I seriously travel
to this far past
just to hear you say that to me?
Everything has just gotten clearer.
To me,
from beginning to end,
you were just a pathetic person
whom I neither understood
nor wanted to understand.
Oh, my goodness. My poor baby.
My poor little baby.
What do I do?
Cherish each other
and live happily together.
Live a good life.
You have to live, no matter what.
Do you understand?
Snap out of it, Baek Hee Sub.
Get hold of yourself.
This is driving me crazy.
Come to your senses
and look me in the eye!
Listen carefully.
Your entire life
and the lives of your family members
depend on this.
If you're lying
No one else knows what will happen
better than I do.
It's none of your business,
so hurry up and leave.
If you stay around, someone will get hurt.
Let's go.
What more is there to listen to?
He confessed.
Let's let him pay for his crimes.
Although I don't know
if that'll be possible.
Wait. Are you
Uncle Dong Sik.
What I just heard
Is it all true?
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, Uncle Dong Sik.
Come with me, you punk.
Get up, you punk!
You keep crossing paths with me.
It won't be a good thing.
You better take note of that. Got it?
Move, you punk!
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
You're putting others
before yourself again.
Everything happened because of my father.
The reason you ended up here
and the reason why I happened
to follow you here
It all might be because of that.
I don't even know where to start
in asking for your forgiveness.
I'm not sure if this will make you
feel any better,
I'm not going to live a good life.
I won't be able to.
The police officer
heard my father confess this time,
so he's going to receive
proper punishment.
And my mom will find out soon.
Then that means she won't marry him.
- And I'll
- Disappear.
And that will make me feel better?
I'm sorry,
but that's not going to happen.
I'll make sure of it.
Because I don't think
Baek Hee Sub, your father, is the culprit.
(Bong Bong Teahouse)
(My Perfect Stranger)
Is it true?
How could you kill someone, you punk?
The question I asked earlier
What is this?
Why did you hide this here?
When I asked him, "Why?"
he suddenly responded, "This is mine."
That wasn't necessary because it was
something in his own room.
I'm certain.
My uncle didn't let me touch it,
saying it was his, ever since I was a kid.
Hee Sub, this
This belongs to Yu Sub, right?
This is mine.
His brother was taken in by the police,
but he turned a blind eye and hid.
We were wrong.
What Baek Hee Sub was trying
to sweep under the rug
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