I promised myself that I will post my final thoughts about this drama, You're All Surrounded even if it is already too late.
Finally. the secret is out. The root of all evil deeds has been found out. A man with lots of ambition, a man who was once a part of the police force, a man who once has the integrity of a Chief of Police has now turned into someone who would do anything to achieve his goal. Assemblyman Yoo Moon Bae has done an evil plot to the extent of lying to his daughter just to get her trust and financial assistance which he badly needed. In order to achieve these things, he made her believe that her husband had a child with another woman, the nurse who was murdered years ago.
With her hot temper and possessiveness turned jealousy, Yoo Ae Yoon went to Dae Gu's home 11 years ago and acted on her jealousy and temper, struck the nurse at the back of her head. A crime always is not perfect even if there was no witness. She unfortunately dropped her one of a kind, customized necklace with a pendant. Hyeong Chul, who then became the Assemblyman's man cleaning the mess his daughter had not been able to finish, killed Dae Gu's mom.
By that time, Chief Kang Seok Soon, a police officer who worked with Bae Moon and has became a trusted sunbae, was one of the accessory to the crime when she hid the necklace which was found in the crime scene and gave back to Hyeong Chul, which again, unfortunately [or luckily] he dropped while he was chasing Dae Gu at the gymnasium of the school where he studies. the said necklace was found by Soo Sun and kept it through these years.
The injustice of the murder of Dae Gu's mother a plot that started just to secure financial assistance from a daughter. A crime that became one of the most haunting past for both Dae Gu and Pan Seok, who was then the detective handling the case. Both Pan Seok and Dae Gu lost precious loved ones 11 years ago. A son for Pan Seok and mother for Dae Gu.
The good thing about the unveiling of the crime and the culprit behind it is that finally, Dae Gu realized that Pan Seok is innocent all this time of being one of the suspect. He carried a deep hatred for Pan Seok for so many years, he became obsessed at making Pan Seok pay for it.
The painful part of this journey to discovery of what really happened in the past and why it happened is that Chief Kang who became a trusted person in Dae Gu's life was a part of the conspiracy. A unbelievable situation for Dae Gu since he love and trusted her all tis time. The good thing about it, before she was murdered by a truck's intentional collision on her car, she somehow redeemed herself by telling Dae Gu something that she hid that is essential to the investigation.
One of the irritating characters in the drama is the Prosecutor. The reason why Chief Kang wants badly to have the investigative rights back to the Police. The force can't do their own investigation without proper authorization from the Prosecutor. The bad thing about it is that most of the times, Prosecutors are in good terms with people who are powerful enough to hide their dirty works. In this case, Yoo Moon Bae is being protected by the Prosecutors. Whatever the police has collected for the investigation, they have no choice but to turn them all in to the Prosecutors. This way, major evidence can definitely be lost and misplaced intently.
Dae Gu and the rest of the team protected the evidence they have up to a point. In the end, they have no power against the Prosecutors.
Yoo Ae Yeon was being charged of murder for both Hyeong Chul and Chief Kang. She denied them but her own lawyer admitted to the crime in her behalf. Seriously, her father is going to make her his scapegoat just to elude being persecuted.
Dae Gu and Soo Sun were both kidnapped. Dae Gu put his life on the line by pointing a gun to himself just to hear a confession from Moon Bae. He was not denied for long. Moon Bae confessed to all the crimes, Hyeong Chul and Chief Kang. Just before the Assemblyman shot Dae Gu, they were all surrounded by Pan Seok's team.
Pan Seok was demoted to be a traffic police in a province. The team stayed in the Gangnam police station. But even if Pan Seok is far away, Soo Sun who came to be respect and like him as a sunbae always write him for updates.
Well, the friendship flourish even more for partners Tae Il and Ji Kook. The romance developed for Dae Gu and Soo Sun. The young impressionable and hard working team who will do anything and everything for their team, for their work, to solve crimes has evolved and matured and became one of the successful team to stay in the field of investigation. Pan Seok once told them they will not make it. They will quit. They won't be a good detective.
But these team proved him wrong time and again. For all the mischiefs they found themselves in, for all the pains they suffered, for all the hurtful words they get to hear form Pan Seok and the people they encounter, their efforts are all worth it. They made it.
A story of camaraderie, friendship, trust, love and romance. A story of triumph. A story where a past found it's closure. I think this drama gave a very good entertainment as well as gripping moments for every viewer who really took time to follow the story.
This is a long overdue final thoughts and review about this drama. Once again, Cha Seung Won has delivered a great performance, both as a funny and dramatic actor. Lee Seung Gi has given his best portrayal as Dae Gu and his chemistry with Go Ara is amazing. As Soo Sun, Go Ara made the drama interesting and comedic. I love her timing. The rest are also wonderful.
A crime of passion and greed. It all started because of a man full of ambition. Yoo Moon Bae finally paid the prize of the crimes he committed. Ironically, a man like him who started to be a police in uniform who must have taken an oath to protect the citizens, is the one who made an evil deed. A story that there's no secret that won't be found. Something just got to give.
this is mslee1107 writing this very late reaction for YAS.
last screen caps from ep 19 and ep 20