In episode 4 of Vampire Detective, we have another case to solve, but this one does connect directly to the overarching mystery. Our detectives spend the episode trying to help a blind woman, but they are fooled by her since it turns out she is Yo Na (Lee Chung Ah), the vampire head of our mysterious organization.
She set up the elaborate plan to lure San (Lee Joon) in. Yo Na taunts Gyeo Wool (Lee Se Young) about knowing her brother very well. She also leads San to CCTV footage that shows what appears to be Yoo Jin alive taking pictures in a car garage.
So we did at least address the main story a little bit in the last 15 minutes of the episode. Now if only we could concentrate on that a bit more. I’m still really bothered by the lack of San addressing his new vampire condition. We get another brief hint that he has powers, but that’s it. There’s also these mysterious glances between him and Gu Hyung (Oh Jung Se) implying that they are aware that something’s up with him as well as San needing the “inhaler” that he was given by the doctor, but the show has neglected to clue the audience in on just what they know.
I just feel like the execution of this is a mess. Seriously, you just don’t leave the viewer trying to piece together things like this. There’s a certain amount of back story and information that you need to give viewers to keep us in the loop, but this drama just gives the absolute bare minimum and frequently does it in a way that leaves you just wondering what exactly does everyone know?
But at least now that we have our main antagonist firmly in place, maybe the gears will shift a little in the episodes to come so that we finally get some answers…and San being a vampire!
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