“Awaken” is a homicide thriller drama that follows the connections between mysterious occasions unfolding within the current and the secrets and techniques behind an enigmatic incident that passed off in a village 28 years in the past. Namgoong Min stars within the drama as Do Jung Woo, the eccentric however sensible staff chief of a particular job power on the National Police Agency, whereas AOA‘s Seolhyun performs hot-blooded police officer Gong Hye Won and Lee Chung Ah performs cool-headed FBI agent Jamie.
Here are 5 of essentially the most memorable scenes by which Namgoong Min’s appearing gave viewers goosebumps:
1. Shattering the mirror in Jamie’s toilet
In Episode 4, Do Jung Woo had an intense bodily response to Jamie’s confession that she, like him, was from the White Night Village—and that she was suspicious of the “monster” who rescued her. After escaping to the lavatory, he started sweating and trembling violently because the lights flickered round him, with the mirror finally cracking below the unseen power he was emitting.
The highly effective scene was delivered to life by the power of Namgoong Min’s detailed efficiency: his convincing shudders and even the bulging of his veins made the supernatural second appear utterly real looking.
2. Threatening Son Min Ho within the woods with a twig
In Episode 6, Do Jung Woo shocked viewers by pretending to be the serial killer that the whole nation had been looking for. In order to dig up the secrets and techniques of the White Night Foundation, Do Jung Woo efficiently cornered Son Min Ho (performed by Choi Jin Ho) and threatened him in a chilling scene that had viewers on the sting of their seats.
The chilly, completely terrifying manner by which he approached Son Min Ho—and the remorseless expression on his blood-spattered face as he later attacked him—had viewers gaping at a brand new, completely sudden facet to Namgoong Min’s character.
3. Revealing his superhuman power in the course of the jail struggle scene
The true extent of Do Jung Woo’s superhuman power lastly got here to mild in Episode 6, when he simply defended himself towards a fellow prisoner who got here to his cell to assault him. Namgoong Min skillfully pulled off the motion scene with robust, but seemingly relaxed actions that emphasised Do Jung Woo’s stunning power and energy. His chilly, stoic facial expressions all through the scene additionally highlighted simply how simple the struggle was for Do Jung Woo.
In an unforgettable second, Namgoong Min capped off the struggle scene with a chilling smile that appeared to trace at insanity as he closed the cell door on his would-be attacker.
4. His dramatic escape from the automotive crash on the freeway
At the top of Episode 10, Do Jung Woo tried to find the White Night Foundation’s secret laboratory by following the path of the orphaned kids who have been being taken there. However, the darkish forces behind the muse have been already onto him, and a truck crashed into his automotive on his strategy to the lab.
Gong Hye Won, who was additionally tailing her personal father, noticed the crash and got here to Do Jung Woo’s rescue—however as she tried to keep off the goons who have been after him, Do Jung Woo shocked everybody by utilizing his power to push apart the truck and emerge from the crash comparatively unscathed. The murderous look in his eyes as he picked up a close-by gun ended the episode on a suspenseful cliffhanger.
5. His long-awaited reunion with the third youngster from the White Night Village
In the ultimate moments of the newest episode of “Awaken,” the three kids who survived the White Night Village reunited in a tense, high-stakes scene. Do Jung Woo raced to the White Night Village to save lots of Jamie from Moon Jae Woong (performed by Yoon Sun Woo), and he arrived simply in time to cease him from killing her.
The combined feelings displayed by Do Jung Woo at lastly studying the id of the mysterious third youngster—pleasure, aid, rage—may all be felt directly, leaving viewers dying to know what would occur subsequent because the trio confronted one another once more in the identical spot from that darkish evening 28 years in the past.
“Awaken” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. KST.
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