The premiere episode of clone-themed suspense drama "Duel" wastes no time in getting the action going. Our lead drops large amounts of cash on a table as ransom for his kidnapped daughter, a mysterious woman arrives to offer more and the chase is on. "Duel" then takes a step back and shows us how we got to this point. Shady scientific practices, two men with the same appearance and bad decisions follow.
Stem cells and cloning have been an ongoing hot issue and South Korea has its own history with the topic. A researcher now working on dog cloning for rich owners claimed a later disproven human success a while back. The premise is is a futuristic nightmare and combining it with powerful and dangerous villains allows it to fit into Korean drama and its love for the evil elite. The life of our hero's daughter is just an element to generate suspense for now.