What shocks Min Hee even more is when she realizes the nitwit prosecutor is none other than the same boy that used to chase her around back when they were young.
Looking at Dae Chul with stars in his eyes, Uncle Dong Chan tries to convince Dae Chul that he could be the next wrestling star.
At first wanting nothing to do with the father that popped out of nowhere Dae Chul eventually accepts Daddy Ha, especially after he sees his own mother staring at him with nothing but fear (to be fair he was wearing the wrestling mask ...).
Determined to avenge all the wrongs that has been done to him, Daddy Ha convinces Dae Chul to make becoming a prosecutor his goal.
Sneering at Dae Chul's assertion that he will become a prosecutor one day, Min Hee freely promises Dae Chul that if he really did become a prosecutor one day then she will consider dating him.
After receiving one more mystery text with another extremely useful tip, Min Hee was able to successfully get the necessary evidence to lock up the bad guy that even his connections couldn't get him out of.
Bowing to Madam Kang (his biological mother), Dae Chul makes the excuse that Madam Kang looks a lot like his deceased mother so he was unable to control himself.
Sitting down to a table at the restaurant, Dae Chul calmly listens to the happy family chatters Madam Kang makes with her husband and son.
Harboring a secret hurt like Dae Chul, Min Hee comes home to see her uncle holding a death anniversary ceremony for her mother. Piecing together scenes from Min Hee's nightmare and her conversation with Uncle Dong Chan it seems like while Min Hee harbors deep resentment towards her mother for dying after giving birth to her (suicide maybe?) but she also has guilt and shame for being a product of a rape crime. Staring at her mother's picture, Min Hee vows "I will catch the guy." That also explains why she chose to be a cop.
Hyun Woong is the male second lead so we'll see a lot more of him. Hyun Woong is also taking this case because his father asked him to use his power to cover up the murder case for some high level figure.
Hurt to see how hard things has been for Dae Chul, Daddy Ha ask Dae Chul what he is planning to do now.
Feeling hopeless, Dae Chul tells his dad "I guess I will have to turn myself in. But don't worry I will wear my mask and finish your revenge first."
The episode ends with sirens blaring and we see a body wearing the red mask floating in the water.
Seriously? Daddy Ha dies just like that?! I guess he really is just there to be a catalyst for our hero to become the ultimate vigilante.
Sigh... I was kinda hoping for a super light show but with so many body counts and two deeply damaged leads I guess I'll have to settle for some meaty materials.
I am feeling pretty hopeful about Masked Prosecutor thus far so let's hope that there will be some comedy that will balance out the melo that is sure to come next week.