Already adapted to the vigilante by night and police academy student by day, Nam Joo Hyuk's new action/thriller Vigilante throws us for a spin as he meets his admirer who takes it too far! We break down what happened and why you should be watching this amazing drama!
Plagued with "Vigilante fever" the whole city becomes rampant with copycat "enforcers" with citizens taking the law into their own hands by punishing criminals they deem fit. The media is thrown into a frenzy as determined reporter, Choi Mi Ryeo (Kim So Jin Marriage Contract 2016), vows to capture the vigilante for her show no matter what the cost.
A new case of a truck driver, Choi Gyu Ho, running over a deliveryman caused a stir among the public as his menial prison sentence of 14 months made people uncomfortable and questioned the law. Kim Ji Yong (Nam Joo Hyuk) follows him, but it's not clear if he does anything, yet.
Another case of a driver, Jang Soon Do, hitting an old lady causes the brother of the suspect to take revenge on the old woman by going to her house and rudely demanding her to settle the terms under the table.
The Vigilante meets his protégé
As the reckless driver, Jang Soon Do, is hospitalized for his wounds from his fight with a local who saw what happened when he tried to run over the old woman, Ji Yong arrives at the hospital waiting to take action, but is too late. Another masked vigilante is there first and steals an ambulance.
The masked vigilante knows Ji Yong's name and finally stops the ambulance on a rooftop where the two face off. The masked vigilante wants to "join hands and fight crime together", but Ji Yong denies his wish. The two spar but seems like Ji Yong has the upper hand, this time.
The ending of episode four makes us question whether the police officers in this drama are two-faced. Kim Ji Yong is the vigilante, of course, so he has a nice guy persona during the day and a dark demeanor at night. On the other hand, another police officer, Jo Heon (Yoo Ji Tae Money Heist: Korea 2022), uses his size and brute force as intimidation to get the information he needs from suspects. Should the police be allowed to do this? We want to leave it up to you for this discussion! Comment your thoughts on this drama!