It’s midway point for tvN Sat-Sun drama Vincenzo and boy do I need a breather. Each episode is like a mini-movie at nearly 1.5 hours long, full of twists and turns and quiet lovely moments. The ratings hit a small new high at 11.375% and I once again wish the first 2 episodes did a better job at keeping the viewers so more people can enjoy this operatic bibimbap fusion treat. Vincenzo goes all in finally, committed to a greater cause than finding the gold or avenging Daddy Lawyer to poke holes in Babel. He finally sees Babel as worthy of being his enemy for total takedown once Babel killed the families of the drug test victims, all happy to go on a trip and then kidnapped and offed just like that. Vincenzo also knows that Geumga Plaza folks know about the gold and has to balance that with the increasingly impatient Manager Cho who just wants to get the gold out and his share divvied up. I don’t know how this screenwriter continues to interject such LOL humor that cracks me up – from the pigeon Inghazi scene in episode 9 to Vincenzo wearing a pigeon masked calling himself Inghazi to spill the tea on Babel going along with the typical Cha Young style attack. Joon Woo now knows Vincenzo is a top consigliere and won’t play around anymore, and by the end of the episode these two men see each other face and face and BOOM mic drop. As an aside, I am LOVING the directing and cinematography, the framing of scenes (the makgeolli scene and the final boss reveal in the tunnel for example), the visuals are as operatic as the story.