BORDER finale ep9 [review]

BORDER getting so philosophical in the finale made my head ache for a bit.

“There’s not much difference between justice and evil. What’s different is the people that are involved.”

I’m not sure if I agree with that but there is some truth in it. Every person plays a role in this society. Only when there’s evil, there’s justice. Only when there’s darkness, there’s light.

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This last case was like the previous case in ep7 where the culprit wasn’t caught. I hate to think of just how many crimes in this world that never get solved.

A kid got kidnapped and murdered. Ango almost immediately found the murderer but couldn’t find any concrete evidence to pin him down.

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Hence, he planted evidence (kid’s hair) at the murderer’s apartment. But the murderer anticipated him to do so and destroyed the evidence.
While I do understand why Ango resorted to planting an evidence, I don’t think I agree with him doing so. Then again, his method would’ve worked nicely if only he didn’t underestimate the murderer. He was too careless.

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This kid, wasn’t he in Like Father Like Son, the movie starring Fukuyama Masaharu?

Ahhh justice wasn’t served!

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The coroner suspected as much that Ango was seeing things. I kinda wished Ango would just tell her. However, he told her he would once this case was solved. Well…now that it wasn’t solved, there’s no telling now right?

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Geez Ango what the hell did you do that for? The guy’s not going to budge, plus you obviously can’t kill him. That’d make you a murderer, even if for justice.

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He should calm the heck down and plan how to bring the guy down. Like what the other man said,

“You wait for him to fuck up.”

Seriously, I love that line for some reason.

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Ango let go and the guy fell to his death.

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Welcome to OUR side of the world.

HA! Creepy!

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Wait…ghosts can touch him?


I didn’t like how this ends to be honest. I wanted Ango to remain good till the very end no matter what drives him mad. He succumbed to the hatred and weakness. It’s just tragic. Sad. Wished he could’ve reached out at least to the coroner for some mental help. She was so close to getting him to open up. During the scene where she chased after Ango, I was like “Why did you stop?! Run and stop him!” Arghhhh….

Overall, this is nonetheless, a one of its kind drama. Definitely one of the more interesting shows in this season. There were some parts I weren’t very fond of but I have to say, Oguri Shun was brilliant in this role. I really liked his expression towards the end. I feel his anger, frustration and just want to give him a hug xD

The ending may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, I do admit that this gives us another perspective to what good and evil is. Also, do I smell a 2nd season? If so, what will he be doing in the other side? It’s thought-provoking.


7 thoughts on “BORDER finale ep9 [review]

  1. I think the ending is really sad 😦
    How the story ended and how I can’t see Oguri as a handsome officer again 😦
    Anyway I agree with his expression, he even got that super eyebag o,o he looks so troubled

  2. i just finished watching this and the ending is 😭😭. i really thought he’d shared w the coroner about seeing things. for me, the ending is a bit hanging somewhere. i, too, hoping for at least a sp to beat the hanging part.

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