After the intense and very interesting premier week, Less Than Evil is back with new episodes. Already achieving high TV ratings and dominating Monday-Tuesday bracket, Less Than Evil looks like is going to be a successful series just like the original LUTHER.
Less Than Evil Episode 5&6 Recap
Meeting a Ghost
Tae-Seok is surprised to see Yeo-Wool’s name tag and asks Seon-Jae to reveal the location of Yeo-Wool. In a flashback, we see doctor giving Seon-Jae a face transplant. She tells Tae-Seok that she has no memory of her past so there are two possibilities. Either she herself is Yeo-Wool or the one who tried to kill her was Yeo-Wool. She further asks him why is Yeo-Wool so important to him. Tae-Seok takes some of her hairs and leaves. Tae-Seok asks Ms. Seong to do him a favor and run a DNA test from a previous case (Yeo-Wool’s mother’s murder). He also gets angry with Dong-Yoon who wants to solve the case and Tae-Seok tells him to leave the case alone.
Two patrol officers found a suspicious man lying in an alley, he shoots and kills both officers and takes one of the police radio and swap it with a dummy. Tae-Seok comes to the crime scene even though it is not his case. He tells the officer in charge that it is a serial murder case. Tae-Seok further states that this man will continue to kill. Choon-Man is not convinced with Tae-Seok’s theory. Seon-Jae meets Doo-Jin as a reporter and tells him that she is doing a research about a cold and asks him about Yeo-Wool. He asks her why is she looking in a cold case when the culprit was already arrested. If she wants to know more she should go and see Choon-Man.
Choon-Man goes to Jung-Woo’s office and tells him that Hyung-min’s real name is Seon-Ho. He further reveals that the ID’s of three girls (including Yeo-Wool’s) were found in his house stained with blood. So, if it is revealed that he is the real killer and not the person they arrested in the past. Both him and Jung-Woo will be fired from the force and maybe jailed as well. Choon-Man suggests that they make the ID’s of the girls disappear to save themselves. Seon-Jae goes to Choon-Man and asks him about the killer of Yeo-Wool and he reveals the culprit’s name, Song Man-Soo to her. He further tells her that Man-Soo confessed to his crimes.
Tae-Seok and his team members are investigating the deaths of patrol officers. During the investigation meeting, he suggests to police heads that they should issue officers live ammunition and bulletproof jackets to the officers for their safety. Police heads don’t listen to him, he still provides bulletproof jackets for his team members. Ms. Seong gives DNA analysis of Seon-Jae’s hair to him. Later, he takes Seon-Jae to a grave site (Yeo-wool’s mother’s) and tells her that she is her real mother. Seon-Jae who doesn’t have the memory of her past is not seemed to be affected by the news. She asks Tae-Seok about Man-Soo and his motive to kill Nan-Hee (Yeo-Wool’s mother), he is surprised that she knows about Man-Soo. She further tells him that she is not sure if he is her friend or her enemy.
Ghosts of The Past
Later, out of his guilt Tae-Seok gets drunk. In a flashback, we see he is the reason Choon-Man found out about Yeo-Wool which further lead to Hyung-Min finding out about Yeo-Wool. He nearly falls off the building when Doo-Jin saves him in time. Tae-Seok reveals to Doo-Jin that Yeo-Wool is still alive and has no memory of her past. He also tells him that he is not sure how to take responsibility for her. Tae-Seok then goes to his wife’s home and gives her signed divorce papers. Seon-Jae disguised as a helper goes to jail and makes Man-Soo sick after adding something to his food. While he is in the police medical room, Seon-Jae goes to him and tells him that she has given him sake venom and he will die in 10 minutes if she doesn’t give him the antidote. She asks him why he killed Nan-Hee and her daughter Yeo-Wool. He tells her he is not the killer, the real killer is Hyung-Min. She gives him the antidote.
Elsewhere, another police officer is shot after a false report, she gets shot in her stomach. Tae-Seok finds it unusual, when a sniper suddenly starts to shoot at the police officers at the scene. Tae-Seok is shot but he survives because of the bulletproof jacket. He chases after the criminal but the shooter gets away because of a US Army vehicle. At the dead officer’s funeral Ga-Young asks Tae-Seok to let her join SNS team. Tae-Seok goes back to the hacker and wants him to find the US Army vehicle’s owner. Ji-Deuk (hacker) tells him he will only do it if Tae-Seok makes him a secret agent for the police.
The Real Killer
Seon-Jin finds her (Yeo-Wool) and her mother’s ID in the evidence room. Tae-Seok hires Ji-Deuk to the SNS team as an IT expert. Ji-Deuk finds the location of the vehicle, Tae-Seok hits the vehicle with his car when it comes out from the Army base. Tae-Seok let’s army police arrest him and is able to enter the base without papers. Tae-Seok is able to steal an officer’s papers who could be the real culprit of the cops murders. In the papers, the emergency contact of the officer is Tae-Seok’s ex-wife. She tells him he is a dangerous person with the psychological condition. She further reveals to him that he is Song Man-Soo’s son which surprises Tae-Seok.
Tae-Seok goes to Choon-Man and tells him that the cop killer is Man-Soo’s son. They argue about the validity of Man-Soo as a criminal. Tae-Seok states that Man-Soo only confessed because Choon-Man beat him up. Jeon-Sae calls Tae-Seok and asks him if he knew that Hyung-Min was the killer of her mother. When he doesn’t answer she realizes it is the truth. She tells him that she is going to kill Hyung-Min, Tae-Seok asks her to forgive Hyung-Min. Meanwhile, Choon-Man goes to Man-Soo’s jail cell where he finds a lot of hand-drawn pictures of Hyung-Min. Seon-Jae puts something in Hyung-Min’s medicine just before Tae-Seok arrives at Hyung-Min’s clinic ward.
Wow, another great episode with lots of thrills and twists. The plot with the cop killer is a bit similar to the one in Luther but still nicely accumulated to the story and quite enjoyable and still refreshing even if you have watched Luther. The plot of Seon-Jae and Yeo-Wool is quite new which doesn’t exist in Luther. From the preview, it looks like Hyun-Min is going to wake up and going to become the boss villain of the series. Which is another thing that didn’t happen in Luther. So, if you have been avoiding this drama because of its similarity to Luther than you don’t have to worry as it feels quite different from Luther. So, I would highly recommend this series to everyone. Especially if you like fast-paced dark thrillers and/or intense romantic chemistry between the leading couple.