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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Save Me" Episode 8

2017/08/27 | 430 views | Permalink

After a long and arduous journey, the time has come for the heroine of "Save Me" to find some hope. Our heroes reunite and rediscover themselves as a group despite the lingering bitterness, but their actions make Father Baek more aggressive. Another part of the story has been brewing in Muji and I wonder when and how it will all connect.

It is such a bittersweet moment to see Sang-mi's (Seo Ye-ji) face when she finally knows that help is coming. It is also lovely to see the boys back together, but their methods and eagerness worry me. Sang-hwan (Ok Taecyeon) wants to deny his privilege, but privilege does not work that way. Going up against the cult too fast can backfire and it is people like its victims and Dong-cheol (Woo Do-hwan) who will pay the price if it does.

Sang-hwan and Dong-cheolDetective Lee and Joon-goo

However, I cannot deny how good it feels to finally have some hope for our resolute heroine and for destroying this dangerous organization. The boys may experience growing pains as they figure out how to tackle attacking a dragon with a pebble, but the story has been so dark, so devoid of hope and so doused in oppressive atmosphere that the halfway mark is a good point to give viewers a more solid break. Still, I do wonder what the boys could use aside from said pebble.

I assume it may have something to do with the subplot of Governor Han (Son Byung-ho), the town's criminal organizations, detective Lee (Jang Hyuk-jin) and now Joon-goo (Go Joon). This bit has been confusing me for a while now. How is this all connected with the cult or how will it become connected? It keeps my interest because I assume it will, but to this point it looks like its own series within a series. It will become tiresome quickly unless the connection to the main story is established soon.

Apostle KangSang-mi nodding as her rescuers take action

The series continues to build its Guseonwon villains and Apostle Kang (Park Ji-young) is getting very interesting. Part of me wants to believe that she lost her child before joining, rather than that she provided her as a "bride", but that is exactly what Joo-ho (Jung Hae-kyun) is doing. The cracks are definitely showing among Guseonwon's members, however and those in doubt will act rashly and slip up.

They will have to, because evidence seems scarce. The Guseonwon basement is not the torture chamber I had imagined. If it is indeed funded by powerful connections and follower "donations" alone, how deep will our heroes have to go in order to find strong enough criminal evidence to use against it? Whatever or whoever it is that they will be aided by, I hope we see them quickly.

"Save Me" is directed by Kim Seong-soo, written by Jeong Sin-gyoo and Jeong I-do-I and features Ok Taecyeon, Seo Ye-ji, Jo Sung-ha and Woo Do-hwan.

Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'

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