'Vagabond' Episode 3: Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy's show starts on the right intriguing note but will it hold in upcoming episodes?
Netflix offering is an espionage-thriller from South Korea about uncovering corrupt corporates.
'Vagabond', tvN's show streamed by Netflix, is an espionage thriller led by Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy as Cha Dal-gun and Go Hae-ri, respectively.
In the present, Dal-gun is a sniper who is waiting to take out his next target. He is camouflaged in a desert somewhere, ready to lock on his target and when Hae-ri steps out Dal-gun is shocked. He is taken back to his past where he used to know the woman that is now caught in his crosshairs.
The past where Dal-geun only hoped to become a world-class stuntman and Hae-ri was an undercover intelligence officer.
We then see the past unfold. Dal-gun is a stuntman who takes care of his nephew, Cha-hoon, after the death of his brother. He works hard to earn money, aims to be one of the best stuntmen whose goal is to reach the heights of Hollywood. All of that, however, changes when his nephew - who is a talented taekwondo champion - is selected to go to Morocco to represent their country.
The flight crashes after a planned attack, however, it is made out to look as if it's the aeroplane manufacturer's fault so that the company owned by the show's villain, Jessica Lee (Moon Jeong-hee), can broker a deal with the South Korean government instead of the original contender. Dal-gun loses his only living relative in the crash, but he soon realizes that it was not just an accident.
The first two episodes chart how his association with Hae-ri, an intelligence agent of the South Korean government working undercover at the South Korean embassy in Morocco, helped him figure out the partial truth behind the air crash.
Initially, he goes against his enemies with no thought of consequences and even ends up in a Moroccan jail - which brings us to the fascinating question as to how Dal-gun becomes a sniper.
Does Dal-gun manage to exact revenge or does he fall into the trap of serving the same government that did nothing when his nephew among others was killed? This is the question that will drive the upcoming episodes of the show. In addition to understanding this, we are also excited to see the role that actor Shin Sung-Rok, as Ki Tae-Woong, would play. Will he be a part of Dal-gun and Hae-ri's past or present?
New 'Vagabond' episodes can be streamed on Netflix on Fridays and Saturdays.