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Cafe Minamdang season 1, episode 3 recap – fun, silly, genuine drama

July 4, 2022

This Netflix K-Drama Cafe Minamdang season 1, episode 2 recap contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

As Han-joon begins to execute the plan to frustrate Gyeong-ho enough for Cheong-gi to become vulnerable for a deal, we return to Jae-hui’s stunted investigation of the fraudster’s house. There, she manages to escape by headbutting the blinded shaman, with the rest of the group failing to even detect her presence. Although part of the detective’s bunch of keys was left in Han-joon’s hand.

Minamdang Cafe summary of season 1, episode 3

At home, a relieved Jae-hui tells Do-won about the Gyeong-ho case and how she wants him to pay “until he begs for mercy.” The prosecutor is happy to offer his unwavering support because of this determination – although he asks for a meal to be bought for him here and there – but when the call ends, the detective’s mind returns to the relationship board. which she discovered at Han-Joon’s house, which seems to suggest that her brother had something to do with the Criminal Vice President.

The next day, Detective Na goes to the Minamdang Cafe for a pre-booked date, ready to meet the shaman. Curious, Jae-hui asks to come with her, clearly revealing her desire to ask her a question that she couldn’t due to her sudden disappearance. “I never forgot him, not even for a moment,” she says, drawing a question from the rookie cop about whether she had a crush on him, and an agreement that she’s allowed to go on the date. with him.

Inside the cafe, an awkward fall from Jae-hui when startled causes Han-joon to remember their past. Afterwards, the date with Detective Na shows that he needs to “fix” his sensitive and obsessive personality, and that the rookie may not be the best fit for the police major crimes division. Thinking that the gates of hell will soon open for the cop, Han-joon explains that even though Na may think he did his best, he will still be criticized and hated, because even if it won’t his fault if a crime happened, it will be his fault if the criminal was not caught.

Hearing this, Jae-hui wonders if what Han-joon is saying is actually the reason he gave up his career as a profiler, in addition to whether he’s just using his skills in that department to pretend he’s is a shaman. . And, although the charges are initially mocked, a serious mood emerges when the detective adds that he has already served time for tampering with evidence. A flashback to two years ago follows, where we see Han-joon leaving prison dejected, only to be further embarrassed by his sister’s collection of him in the fancy car she used to buy her. NIS severance pay. Later, we see the beginnings of the business that is now Cafe Minamdang, with Han-joon tricking a woman he heard about her missing son into thinking he’s a legitimate shaman.

When the first case is completed, albeit in a rather off-the-cuff and improvised way, we not only see the money-making potential spotted by Han-joon’s crew, but also the introduction of their assistant, Na- dan. There is, however, another important goal shared by the group, which is to find the person who killed Prosecutor Han, had Han-joon and Su-cheol framed to get rid of them from the police, and held a Gopuri knot (intended for comforting the dead) when Jae-jeong passed away. “The culprit is either a shaman or someone fascinated with shamanism,” Han-joon says, before acknowledging that the culprit must also have a burn scar.

Knowing that the best way to catch the man they’re looking for was to try shamanism properly, we see the group buy into the idea of ​​Café Minamdang before returning to the present. Here, Han-joon dismisses the idea that he helped Choi Yeong-seop get away, wishing the detective would read the decision instead. Although Jae-hui remains firm and gives the shaman a chance to properly explain the situation, to “repent”. Han-Joon, however, questions the blindness of her enemy’s investigation, claiming that she is unqualified for the job and will ruin people’s lives.

When Prosecutor Han’s death is brought up, Han-Joon admits he feels guilty every night for what happened, but insists he didn’t make a mistake. However, he would apologize to his family if given the chance, which irritates Jae-hui, who wanted the matter explained. “I swear I’ll catch you,” the detective says, adamant that his enemy must be at least a little wrong for what happened. As a result, Han-joon expresses his desire to no longer become involved with the woman he is so closely bonded to.

As Jae-hui swears to capture Yeong-seop herself and then reveal her identity as Jae-jeong’s sister, Han-joon gives herself time to think before returning to the relationship chart as part of her own. investigation. We clearly see here that the two want to catch the same person, but their intentions on how to do so are currently incompatible.

Later, Jae-hui informs Do-won that she has found Han-joon, which arouses the interest of the prosecutor, who wishes to meet him in person. They therefore sit down together in front of his café-restaurant, while the detective informs her friend of the context surrounding the recent acts of the former profiler. Meanwhile, Gyeong-ho becomes furious with his former friend, who he believes seduced his wife, leaving Cheong-gi firmly on the back foot.

As a result, Han-joon’s group jumps on the situation, setting out to find Cheong-gi while Jae-hui quietly follows them alongside Do-won. At the villa, things don’t go too well for the shaman at first, with the wrong equipment being brought for the task and security emerging as a concern. Although, despite Cheong-gi being defeated, the scammers have enough to pass the men’s minor blockade preventing them from completing their task.

As Jae-hui curiously wonders what Han-joon is up to, a call from the police station interrupts the surveillance. It’s for good reason though, as Ms. Min decided to give a witness statement, in addition to some additional information about her current activities, which helps the detective realize where she really is. Meanwhile, Han-joon and Su-cheol follow Cheong-gi to the place of his burial.

The end

When the warrant is approved, Jae-hui prepares to enter Gyeong-ho’s villa, but is alarmed by the sound of the shaman service in progress. So she follows the noise, finds Han-joon, and asks him about his appearance at a supposed place of criminal activity. As the two pairs then look at each other, we cut to the epilogue, which shows the former profiler’s frame-up three years ago, and the investigation by Inspector Cheong-gi that will ultimately lead to his imprisonment. .

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