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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Tunnel - Drama" Episode 9

A frightening, yet not unanticipated twist is finally delivered in episode nine of "Tunnel - Drama" and it is about to cause many new concerns for our leads and new questions for us. The time has also come to learn more about Jeong Ho-yeong's past and the focus starts to shift toward finding out what drives him and what has caused the particular preferences that seem to govern his M.O.

In the most unsurprising twist ever, coroner Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang-I) is our original killer, giving us a lot of new things to consider. It has been clear that he is hiding things and although this is the most obvious twist, it is not a disappointing one, since the mystery is not the drama's sole appeal. I am curious to see his own story and even more so how he managed to hide his identity and still be hired by the police for his job.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Tunnel - Drama" Episode 10

Our killers get increasingly frustrated in episode ten of "Tunnel - Drama", as the only person on the side of the law who can understand their signatures is Jae-i. Aside from delivering a timeline and recap of the murders, the episode also presents our killers with some surprises. After a conflict with Gwang-ho, Jae-i makes a bold and very dangerous decision about her involvement in the case.

We now have a clearer image of who has been killed by each murderer and we also have a hinted connection, which should bring about some answers soon enough. If Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang-I) has been using ink from the factory of Jeong Ho-yeong's (Heo Sung-tae) parents, then the two could have very well known each other. I do hope everyone's connection will be explored by the end, because I assume that time would have a good reason for bending like this.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Tunnel - Drama" Episode 11

Gwang-ho's realization of Jae-i's identity hits him like a ton of bricks, but time is of the essence even for time travelers, as Jeong Ho-yeong's arrest means that evidence needs to be found. As Jae-i assumed, the criminal's mother seems to be a key figure and so the importance of guardian and society influence is a concept which is present throughout the episode. Meanwhile, Mok Jin-woo is eying a new chess buddy.

Putting Gwang-ho's (Choi Jin-hyuk) miraculous fatherly instincts aside, his realization wraps up his family history. With everyone's fate and issues known, we can move forward to the reason why Gwang-ho is here, which is Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang-I). Before moving on, however, the episode briefly contemplates Gwang-ho's absence from Jae-i's (Lee Yoo-young) life and how family and later society shape us. It does the same through the fate of Jeong Ho-yeong (Heo Sung-tae).

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Tunnel - Drama" Episode 12

Our two killers finally meet and Jeong Ho-yeong starts a new game upon his departure in episode twelve of "Tunnel - Drama". The police close in on Mok Jin-woo's identity as he also closes in on who Gwang-ho really is. Just as things are about to become solved, another impossible occurrence surfaces, leaving our hero with new obstacles for the next episode.

Before getting to the good bits, I have to say that the series is struggling with its plot logic lately and this makes some things less enjoyable. Jeong Ho-yeong's (Heo Sung-tae) clue of "Noel" is too cryptic and the characters' conclusion of it being a catholic name too far-fetched. Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang-I) remembering a face he saw in the dark thirty years ago and the police somehow excluding him from the list of suspects are also sloppy writing.

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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Tunnel - Drama" Episode 13

Gwang-ho has returned to his life, but there is a lot of work to be done in the past and present of "Tunnel - Drama". As our time traveling hero struggles to create a case against Mok Jin-woo at a time where technology is still underdeveloped, our team in the present start a search for their partner and look into the reason for his disappearance. Despite Gwang-ho's return, the present is not changing and we soon find out the why.

Gwang-ho's (Choi Jin-hyuk) return is an emotional one, but it is also sweet and simple. This is very characteristic of the couple's life and I feel Yeon-sook's (Lee Si-ah) reaction to the truth is one which adds to this endearing relationship. She trusts Gwang-ho and his words and he in turn relies on her for support. Jae-i's (Lee Yoo-young) trip down memory lane, on the other hand, is an unnerving part of the episode only somewhat clarified by its ending.