'Mouse' Episode 7: Has Lee Seung-gi as Ba-reum turned into a psychopath? He wrings the neck of bird he saved
This article has spoilers for 'Mouse' Episode 7
Until now, 'Mouse' had been about a serial killer and his son who also happened to be a serial killer. Now, we will see if Dr Daniel's guess about the psychopathic genes was right after all. At the end of episode 6 in 'Mouse', we saw how Jung Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi) after being attacked by Han Yo-han, the son of a headhunter, became strangely similar to Yo-han.
He hears the sound of a bird chirping. It is the same bird he had helped save earlier and had then handed over to Bong-yi so he could feed it. One would have assumed that he would have liked to have met the bird again after it woke up but instead, he wrings the neck of the bird and throws it out of the window. This is very unlike Ba-reum and it also makes us wonder if the psychopath genes have somehow kicked in after the attack by Yo-han.
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Yo-han did hit Ba-reum on the head, so it is quite possible that this injury triggered some form of mental reaction in the cop. After he throws the bird's lifeless body out of the window, he lies down on the bed again and says "Finally, there's some peace". However, Ba-reum doesn't seem to have completely switched to the evil side yet, and following the treatment, he might very well be discharged to meet Moo-chi and Bong-yi. At this point, we must remind you that the little boy who was believed to have been kidnapped by Yo-han is yet to be found.
Another theory that we have is that Ba-reum suffers from some kind of personality disorder which leads to him to forget any heinous crimes he commits. This could be anything from wringing a bird's neck to kidnapping a little boy. He might not have killed Bong-yi's grandmother but it is highly probable that while Yo-han may be suffering from some anti-social disorder, the true psychopath could very well be none other than Ba-reum. It would be quite fascinating to see how such a narrative arc would play out.
In the meantime, the man who had attacked Bong-yi while she was still a child is released and that leaves Detective Moo-chi seething with anger. All that Moo-chi wants to do is take care of her, but instead, he has to settle for warning the criminal and letting him off. Bong-yi's grandmother had wanted to take care of this situation for her, but instead, she lost her life while trying to take care of the money needed to settle the lawsuit against Bong-yi.
Amid all of this, what happened to Yo-han is really something that needs to be seen. He had been shot by Moo-chi, but what happened after that?
'Mouse' will air on Wednesday and Thursday on tvN and can be streamed on Viki.