Bellissimo! Episode 5 of Vincenzo was a work of art and I’m going to need to learn more compliments in Italian to shower on this drama if it stays this good or perhaps gets even better. The shady and offbeat first 2 episodes are fully behind us and as good as episode 4 was this one is even better. It took Daddy Hong’s death for this drama to come together just like his death brought Vincenzo and Cha Young together, and their legal and extra-legal strokes of genius make for the perfect combination of fighting evil with kinda evil lol. Song Joong Ki picked well this drama as the role of Vincenzo is layered, he shifts between comedy and suaveness so smoothly, and he’s already evolving with his experiences in South Korea. Jeon Yeo Bin‘s acting had a light switched on from the moment of Daddy Hong’s death and has been excellent in both old Cha Young bravado and new Cha Young sincere contemplation. It feels like she was having a temper tantrum against her dad hence no one can stand her but once dad died we see the real Cha Young (the one her dad knew was there) come out. Taecyeon is finally playing both the Baddie and the Dorky Intern at the same time and I think he’s doing solid in both extremes.
This episode had too many awesome scenes to count: Vincenzo sizing up fake Chairman at the gym, Office Manager Nam’s cosplay as Vincenzo (LOLOLOL forever), Cha Young and Vincenzo picking their new target Babel Chemicals and declaring war in person at Wusang, old monk finishing his prayers and getting right to work helping, Vincenzo’s beatdown of the gangsters terrorizing Chef at the Italian restaurant (bonus points for how much I love new Vincenzo groupie undercover NSI officer), Vincenzo and Joon Woo’s dickwaving contest over spicy jjamppong, the takedown of the corrupt Plaintiff’s attorney complete with his “donation” and being left at water’s edge with tokens of all the bullshit he’s been feeding the class action family members, dry cleaner laundering V&C’s court suits impeccably, Chef feeding Vincenzo a Korean meal made by his mom and getting a thumbs up, an early payoff for weird dance boy as he staged a protest modern dance performance demonstrating the pain and suffering of the Babel Chemical employees exposed to the toxic chemical, and of course ONE OF THE BEST EPISODE ENDER OF A DRAMA EVER!!! Of course wuri Vincenzo drives a Lamborghini Aventador, when he and Cha Young got out with all that swagger and the media swarming them I was fist pumping and going yesyesyesyes in your face Wusang lying cheating creeps! OMG I’m so addicted, this drama is so so good.