It’s as if BORDER production staffs heard my complaints last week about the lack of screentime for the other cast members, for example the coroner Mika. They’ve compensated by giving us an episode for her to play a bigger role.
Two dead female were suspected to have committed suicide but she wasn’t sure about that. Suspecting something was not quite right, especially the short tree branches found in both sites, she consulted Ango. He agreed it shouldn’t be a coincidence. He then asked to see the body of one of the victims and after that, he managed to strike a conversation with the girl. She told him she didn’t commit suicide and was indeed killed by somebody. He suspected the psychiatrist.
Ango met a stumbling block when the doctor had alibi so the killer was someone else. While discussing the case with Mika, they realized the other common thing wasn’t the psychiatrist, it was the hospital they were brought to when they attempted suicide before.
Okay, to be honest, I really don’t get why the doctor did what he did to the girls. Like…he killed them to punish them and in doing so, he can be saved from suffering? What kind of logic is that? If anyone has read Dante’s La Divina Commedia, maybe you can explain if you understand? Because to me, what the guy did was just poor logic. I refuse to accept that reason >.<
I felt the entire episode was a bit slow paced and things just got quite intense in the last 8 minutes. Sometimes I wonder how the tech duo hacked into people’s phone and such…they make it look so easy. Like I mentioned, I’m happy they let the coroner play a bigger role. We also got to know about Ango’s older brother. These are good developments although I’m wondering whether they should’ve come faster in previous episodes. Still, it doesn’t really take away the thrill since I think, most viewers are just interested in the cases and how Ango solves them.
I wish the production crew use some efficient lighting for this drama though. I know it’s probably deliberate that they used that dark gloomy hue to match Ango’s character? But I find it really not attractive at all. At times, even in their offices, I wanted to tell them “please switch on the lights!” Can they even read in that dark environment? The dark tinted effect made me sleepy at some points.
I hope this colleague gets an episode to shine too. His comic relief moments were pretty much the only thing that made me laugh in BORDER and less boring.