Directed by Choi Yong-won (최용원)
Screenplay by Seo Sin-hye (서신혜)MBC | Airing dates : 2006/07/15~2006/07/23
Kids are disappearing.
Ji-su and Hyeon-su’s only daughter Su-ah, a trace of their past love, has also vanished.
As more and more children go missing, the police dispatch Captain Park and Detective Na to a special kidnapping rescue squad…
Park Yong-su / 36 years old (played by Kim Yeong-ho)
Captain of a special kidnapping rescue squad, he is outstanding at solving intelligent crime cases. Still single despite his age, he is scared of unhappy marriage.
He is not on good terms with his father, an ex-cop, who neglected him after his mother passed away when he was still young.
He has lost one of his partners in the past due to his mistake.
Na Gyeong-ju / 27 years old (played by Park Si-eun)
A self-proclaimed brain of the Police Agency, she volunteers to join the special kidnapping rescue squad as Captain Park’s bodyguard. She has had feelings for Captain Park for a long time.
Lee Hyeon-su / 36 years old (played by Lee Se-chang)
Su-ah’s dad and a five-o’clock news anchorman, his life’s goal is to anchor the nine-o’clock news. He is going out with a fellow announcer and partner of his show, Mi-ran. To Su-ah, he is a heartless father who gives her nothing but material abundance.
Seo Ji-su / 34 years old (played by Ji Soo-won)
Su-ah’s mom. Once a promising announcer, she is now a full-time housewife who has long lost her dream.
Having been separated with Hyeon-su for almost a year, she is now dating a swimming coach who is younger than her.
Captain Pyo / 45 years old (played by Lee Dae-yeon)
The hot-tempered leader of the 1st Investigation Team. He hates Park Yong-su for having failed to protect his friend and a fellow cop in the past. He becomes furious after hearing the news that Park has been assigned to the special kidnapping rescue squad as its leader.
Lee Su-ah / 10 years old (played by Kim Ye-won)
Also known as Dorothy, the girl goes missing on her birthday.
Right before their imminent divorce, Ji-su and Hyeon-su lose their daughter, Su-ah. At the time of Su-ah’s disappearance after school, Su-ah’s mom Ji-su was enjoying a date with a younger swimming instructor, while Su-ah’s dad, Hyeon-su, was making dinner plans with his co-worker Mi-ran. Meeting for the first time after a year-long separation, the two do nothing but quarrel with one another over their missing daughter.
Meanwhile, the police are troubled by the three cases of missing children that took place just one week prior to Su-ah’s disappearance. The police quickly put together and dispatch a special kidnapping rescue squad under Captain Park and Detective Nah…
While the investigation enters a new phase as a body emerges from the Yangjae Steam, the rescue squad cannot narrow the difference amongst team members as to where the investigation is headed, and tension remains high. Captain Park (Kim Young-ho), not ruling out the possibility that the one responsible for the three missing children may be also behind Su-ah’s disappearance, carefully proceeds with his investigation despite Captain Pyo’s (Lee Dae-yeon) interference. Meanwhile, the kidnapper sends a second message through a flower delivery demanding 10,000 dollars … Ji-su (Ji Su-won) and Hyeon-su (Lee Se-chang) go to the rendezvous point with the ransom money. Coincidentally, the rendezvous point was a café that the couple frequented in the past and they look at each other with different feelings. The two wait under the watch of Captain Park, Detective Nah (Park Shi-eun) and Captain Pyo for the kidnapper to show up, but the kidnapper never appears and in the end, the first attempt to apprehend the kidnapper goes in vain…
While the investigation enters a new phase as a body emerges from the Yangjae Steam, the rescue squad cannot narrow the difference amongst team members as to where the investigation is headed, and tension remains high. Captain Park, not ruling out the possibility that the one responsible for the three missing children may be also behind Su-ah’s disappearance, carefully proceeds with his investigation despite Captain Pyo’s interference. Meanwhile, the kidnapper sends a second message through a flower delivery demanding 10,000 dollars … Ji-su and Hyeon-su go to the rendezvous point with the ransom money. As it happened, the rendezvous point was a café that the couple frequented in the past and they look at each other with different feelings. The two wait under the watch of Captain Park, Detective Nah and Captain Pyo for the kidnapper to show up, but the kidnapper never appears and in the end, the first attempt to apprehend the kidnapper goes in vain…
As coach Gang (Sohn Heon-su) calls Ji-su repeatedly asking her to lend him 10,000 dollars, Ji-su becomes suspicious of Gang who had shown particular interest in Su-ah. The thought that her affair may have led to the current tragedy quickly forces her into denial of such possibility, and she does not tell the investigation team about it. Meanwhile, the police come upon a CCTV footage of Coach Gang hovering around a stationery shop in front of Su-ah’s school and begins investigating him. Ji-su becomes convinced that Gang is her daughter’s abductor when she sees a birthday present for Su-ah that she got from Mi-ran.
Hyeon-su is struck with belated regret and a sense of guilt after coach Gang tells him how lonely Su-ah and Ji-su have been, not having a dad around and being neglected by her husband.
Ji-su was a shortsighted mother who thought only about Su-ah’s future rather than her present as she forced her daughter into after-school classes and tutors, and Hyeon-su was a cold-hearted father who gave his daughter nothing but material affluence. Slowly, bit by bit, they start opening up their hearts to each other to find Su-ah and try to become the kind of parents that they should have been.
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