The primary suspect flees, and the months and years pass by as the boy sees Yoon-jung’s mother standing outside the police station to publicize her daughter’s case.
Over the years, we see that the boy who gets into fights at school grows into a young man who gets into fights at the pool hall. That little boy is now known as profiler PARK HAE-YOUNG (Lee Je-hoon) who goes snooping around for celebrity gossip.
A news reporter states that the statute of limitations on Yoon-jung’s murder runs out on July 29, 2015—a date indicated in red as “The End” on a calendar. His most notable find to date: that actors Im Shi-wan and Kang So-ra are an item (hello Misaeng callback! Rather than today’s celebrity couple reveal, the reporter is more interested in how Hae-young knew to be at the right place at the right time to blow the stars’ cover.
Reporters swarm around the school entrance the next day to inquire about the door, but the sight brings up terrible memories for the boy: screaming for his convicted hyung, being separated from his mother.
He’s confused when he hears that the prime suspect is a young man, when he definitely saw that a woman took Yoon-jung.
When a dogged profiler pairs up with a detective determined to get to the bottom of the truth, you can rest assured that they won’t call it quits anytime soon.
Even with all the information crammed into the first hour, Signal does a fine job of laying down the groundwork for what should be an exciting series ahead. In a rowdy elementary schoolyard, a girl looks curiously at the only boy not playing with the other kids. Seeing as he’s still in his normal clothes, he must be a loner.
Heart-pounding and intense, tv N’s newest crime thriller Signal pulls out all the stops in its premiere, and boy am I diggin’ it.
An unexpected connection is made when a two-way radio links the past to the present, adding to the already eerie mystery that surrounds a cold case.
Ratings-wise, the premiere pulled in an impressive 5.145%. She seemingly disappears for a moment before reappearing with a tennis racquet so they can play together. It’s raining heavily by the time school lets out, and the boy waits to leave until the other students have left with their parents.
The girl is still there when he heads out, so he timidly hides his umbrella behind him. He runs out into the rain instead, leaving her surprised and hurt.