Criminals and Corrupt Assemblymen – Law School Ep 15 Review

This is a review for Episode 15 of the Netflix Kdrama series Law School – Starring Actor Kim Bum.

Check out our previous episode review here

Wow. I watched this episode a few days ago, and still wasn’t sure what to say. 

Even now, I feel like I might struggle a bit. 

We basically got 2-3 episodes of information packed into one, and I’m trying to get my brain to process it all. 

So, Scooby Doo villain Assemblyman Ko finally got his just desserts.  

Not because he slipped up anywhere along the way the past decade, but because of a plucky law school study group catching him due to hubris. 

Which – is actually fine by me.  

It makes sense, but I can’t help but feel like others could have potentially done this.  

Then again, it was a ‘one shot’ sort of situation, which required all of the pieces be assembled. Although, I doubt Yang had this in mind when he began the takedown of Assemblyman Ko many years ago. 

Speaking of which…does this mean that Kang Dan is still a wimp? 

After Ass.Ko is arrested, it is revealed that Sol A was in a wig and donned some goth business-casual cosplay clothing to portray her fabled twin sister.  

But earlier while the students and Prof. Yang were staking out the shady café built on Joon Hwi’s deceased uncle’s former lands, Sol A gets a call from Dan. 

Who…tells her to essentially give up on going after Ko. 

So… you are telling me that Kang Dan (“Erica Shin”) was going to fly back to South Korea, give a lecture at Hankuk University, and then…quietly return back to the States with her tail between her legs? 

I know the character is essentially a phantom at this point, but could we please get some character development for her? Even if it’s technically the end of the series? 

I mean…even Ye Beom got more character development than Kang Dan! 

He turned into a double agent, and is finally working with the study group and Professor Yang. 

Even Prosecutor Jin is thinking about flipping on Ko, and no longer buying Ko’s nonsense as the gospel truth! 

I’m just curious to see how all of this could end. 

Most plot points have been resolved, but there are a few lingering questions…like: 

Why did Seung Jae drop out of med school? 

Why was Lee Man Ho’s son James sent overseas after the trial? 

What is the connection between Seung Jae and Professor Kim? 

What are Professor Kim’s true intentions, really? 

What was the point of Kang Dan – if we are never once shown the actual character? 

Why didn’t Sol A remember meeting Joon Hwi three years ago before getting into university? 

Who is Sol A and Dan’s actual father? And what happened to their abusive stepfather? 

So, did the juvie center make Kang Sol A cut her hair and dye it black? Then she went back to the same hairstyle after being let out? (Also who took this photo? It had to be someone who knew her.) Law School Ep 15
So, did the juvie center make Kang Sol A cut her hair and dye it black? Then she went back to the same hairstyle after being let out? (Also who took this photo? It had to be someone who knew her.) Law School Ep 15

Why did Joon Hwi give his inheritance left by his uncle away?  

Why was Seo Byung Joo ‘s wife (or immediate family) never seen or heard from again after the phony autopsy investigation? 

Why did the cops initially have such a hard-on for Professor Yang, despite covered up evidence and a clear smear case on their hands?  

(Are they just supposed to be incompetent?) 

What the hell is wrong with Kang Sol B’s family – especially her mother’s fascination with judges?  

(Is she just supposed to be bitter and ‘crazy’, obsessed with status and outward appearances?) 

Why is Ji Ho so obsessed with revenge for his father, and portrayed as an intelligent foil to Joon Hwi when he fumbles every chance he gets to prove his dad’s innocence?  

(I.E. going after Prosecutor Jin, writing the indictment, investigating anything related to Ko – Joon Hwi and Sol B essentially helped him get to where he is, and Ji Ho still can’t do anything himself but whine and pout about it. But pretends to be so calculating and tough – why?) 

Was Public Defender Park supposed to have such a prominent role in the series? Or did Korean fans just like him, so he was written into the drama more often during filming?  

(I can’t find any sourcing on when filming ended for this drama series. Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong here.) 

I could go on, but I think I’ll end it here. 

I loved this shot right here. Yang is like an elephant that never forgets, who does puzzles that symbolize the cases he has completed. Once finished, they are immortalized forever on his wall. Law School Ep 15
I loved this shot right here. Yang is like an elephant that never forgets, who does puzzles that symbolize the cases he has completed. Once finished, they are immortalized forever on his wall. Law School Ep 15

So, it seems we’ll end the drama as we began it – with a mock trial. That will most likely mirror how it began, and touch upon the murder mysteries we’ve explored throughout the series. 

I am satisfied with this, but at the same time Sol A’s grades have been an issue since the beginning.  

Having Sol A be on academic probation and needing to seek restitution to pay for the next semester would have been more believable than her secretive mother (who had to be a nuisance juror just for the money) suddenly calling her daughter who’s on an academic scholarship for money out of the blue. 

Then Sol A suddenly and magically finds some sort of way out of the situation she didn’t even know she was in despite acknowledging that she had barely passed the semester and that she needed to do better?  

I’m sorry, that’s the only real thing that is bothering me. It was just waaaaay too convenient for the story. 

But, tell me your thoughts. 

Sorry to show the same shot again, but is Prosecutor Jin coming over to our side? Piecing together the sins of the past and finally remembering what it means to be a Prosecutor? Law School Ep 15
Sorry to show the same shot again, but is Prosecutor Jin coming over to our side? Piecing together the sins of the past and finally remembering what it means to be a Prosecutor? Law School Ep 15

Should Law School get a second season? 

Was Assemblyman Ko being the main ‘villain’ too predictable for the series? 

Why does Kang Sol B seem like more of a sister to Kang Sol A than Dan (Erica Shin) ever was? 

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