Episode 15 of Flower of Evil has been an intense one, especially with the cops finally learning about Baek Hee-sung as the accomplice.
In the previous episode, Hyun-soo’s cover has been blown and he agrees to a meeting with Sang-cheol to capture Hee-sung.
This is a brief recap of episode 15 of Flower of Evil, and covers mainly the highlights.
Flower of Evil – Episode 15 Recap
Like usual, the episode began with a flashback to the time Moo-jin entered Do Min-seok’s basement. He found a body bag with someone struggling inside it, but before he could check on it, Min-seok caught up to him. Min-seok told Moo-jin that the bag contained an elk instead, and the latter left the basement.
After the flashback, we’re back to the present where Hae-soo was stabbed by Hee-sung.
In the meantime, Hyun-soo and Sang-cheol met up and reached Min-seok’s old house. Sang-cheol refuses to give the identity of the accomplice to Hyun-soo for his own safety.
Moo-jin decided to look for Hae-soo and called her but she didn’t pick up. He entered Ji-won’s house and discovered Hae-soo lying on the floor, covered with blood. Moo-jin then called for help.
At the time, Ji-won and her team are looking at the dashcam’s footage which shows Hee-sung but they couldn’t recognize him. Woo-chul and Jae-sub were also discussing when the maid could have died. Jae-sub with his usual instincts felt that the situation was weird.
Ji-won then gets a call about the incident at her house. They rushed to the house and Ji-won looked for her daughter. Eun-ha only opened the door when her mother called, as Hae-soo initially instructed.
Moo-jin is then seen outside the operating room where Hae-soo was brought, feeling sad that he couldn’t protect her.
Meanwhile, Hee-sung went to his mother’s drug store to take some rat poison, intending to get rid of Sang-cheol. He then called Sang-cheol asking where to meet, and lies that it takes a long time to gather 500,000 dollars.
Hyun-soo who is at his father’s house’s basement talks to Mi-sook. He places a new padlock on the cage where Mi-sook is and gave the only key to Mi-sook to protect her. He also tries to convince her that he’s on her side.
Ji-won visits her mother at the hospital with Eun-ha, and tells her mother to embrace Hyun-soo when he comes back, even though the mother dislikes him for misleading Ji-won.
The police team watches the CCTV footage of Hee-sung entering Ji-won’s house. The team then decided to leak false info that Ji-won died, without Ji-won knowing.
Ji-won then meets Moo-jin outside the operating room. Moo-jin tells her about the Baek family, as Hae-soo visited them to ask for the list of volunteers since the accomplice is one of them. Moo-jin then rushed out and went to Baek’s house to get the list. Ji-won then gets a call from her team member Ho-joon that they falsified her death.
Hee-sung who is on the way to meet Sang-cheol heard about the false news and was smiling. After meeting Sang-cheol, he handed over the briefcase of cash to Sang-cheol. The latter opened the briefcase in the basement and sniffs some of the cash. However, the cash was already spiked with rat poison, and when Sang-cheol sniffed it, he was poisoned.
Sang-cheol leaves the basement confused as his nose began to bleed. He then died outside.
Meanwhile, Ji-won watches the CCTV showing Hee-sung at her house and realizes that the latter didn’t recognize her, as he stabbed Hae-soo. The team leader then wonders if there is more than one accomplice.
Jae-sub also interviews the delivery man who apparently delivered some food to the maid (which was actually Mi-ja). He then remembered that the woman didn’t have any hearing impairment, which means someone else was pretending to be the maid. They also found out that the last meal inside the maid’s body didn’t tally with the delivery.
Ji-won finally realizes that the accomplice is probably Hee-sung and he was stupidly caught on the dashcam because he was in a coma for 15 years, as car dashcams weren’t a common thing back then.
Hee-sung tries to open the padlock with a key given by Sang-cheol but it didn’t work. Hyun-soo then attacks Hee-sung and strangles him, but didn’t kill him.
Moo-jin meets up with Baek Man-woo and Mi-ja at their house, asking for the list of suspects. He then gets a call from Ji-won about Hee-sung and Ji-won asks him to leave quietly. After learning the truth, Moo-jin loses it, goes around the house searching for Hee-sung and found out that Hee-sung is not in his bed.
Man-woo then takes a syringe with some solution in it, wanting to stab Moo-jin to stop him. However, Moo-jin convinces Man-woo that this has to stop and Man-woo breaks down crying, sad that his own son can’t be helped. Man-woo then tries to stab himself with the syringe but was stopped by Moo-jin.
At Do Min-seok’s basement, Hyun-soo finally understands the whole situation and who Hee-sung really is. He then finds Ji-won’s police ID in Hee-sung’s pocket. The latter then implies that he murdered Ji-won. Hyun-soo calls his wife but she didn’t answer as he was using an unknown number. He also called the police and was told that his wife died, but they only did it to leak false info.
Hyun-soo who didn’t know the truth loses it, grabs a knife and tries to attack Hee-sung, but the latter kicked him towards the cage. He was then stopped by Mi-sook for awhile while Hee-sung ran away, as Mi-sook didn’t want Hyun-soo to become a murderer.
Hyun-soo then proceeded to chase after Hee-sung.
Ji-won and the team are then seen interrogating Baek Man-woo and Mi-ja. Ji-won gets a call saying someone called the police to check on her and Eun-ha. She then notices that the number that called the police is the same as the call she refused earlier. Ji-won then suspects that her husband called her.
She calls the same phone number but Hyun-soo already left, and the phone was on the ground. Mi-sook freed herself from the cage and answered the call, asking Ji-won to help save Hyun-soo.
Meanwhile, Moo-jin waits outside the ICU where Hae-soo is but the nurse didn’t tell him anything on her condition, as he’s not her guardian.
In the forest, Hyun-soo continues to chase after Hee-sung and stabs the latter several times, and then asks Hee-sung to continue running away. In a twist of irony, Hee-sung then calls Hyun-soo a psychopath and flees.
Hyun-soo who has lost his mind hallucinates and sees his dead father. He follows his dead father who walked ahead.
The police team finally arrives at the site and rescues Mi-sook. Mi-sook then tells Ji-won what happened and asks her not to blame her husband if he ended up killing Hee-sung. Ji-won replies saying a murderer is still a murderer.
Hyun-soo chases after Hee-sung until the cliff and was ready to land the final blow, but Ji-won shows up in time, asking him to stop. Hyun-soo who is still seeing his dead father wasn’t sure if Ji-won is another hallucination.
He eventually gave up, threw his knife on the ground and walked towards his wife. While the police officers are trying to apprehend Hee-sung, the latter subdued two officers and took a gun. He shot Hyun-soo from the back.
Hyun-soo blocked the shot from hitting Ji-won and ended up unconscious, bleeding near his head. Officer Ho-joon then shot Hee-sung. At the same time, Hae-soo woke up in the ICU.
Hyun-soo then enters a dream world / hallucination where he is alone with his wife, sleeping together on a bed. Hyun-soo remarks that this is probably paradise since it’s really quiet and he’s together with Ji-won.