A quick housekeeping first, next weekend there will not be new episodes of Vincenzo as the production announced this week it will take a one week break in order to have more time to deliver the best final four episodes remaining. I’m all for that and grateful for the awe inducing ending to this Sunday’s episode 16 even more as it’s the perfect break point. This was one of those episodes that had everything that makes this drama so exhilarating to watch and nerve inducing when it comes to wondering what happens next. Vincenzo gets out of the attempt to frame him for the death of one of Babel’s cohorts, this time it’s President Park of Bye Bye Balloon’s turn to show off what makes him able to succeed as a low rent gangster until he crossed paths with Vincenzo. The Geumga Plaza crew is no longer fixated on finding the gold and have truly committed to helping bring down Babel, as well as bonding with news that the pawn shop couple is expecting a baby (awwww). Vincenzo has a breakthrough bonding day with his mom thanks to Cha Young, complete with family pictures (double awwww) but of course that type of happiness in this drama only means the hammer will drop again. This time it’s Myung Hee who finds out Vincenzo’s backstory and leads Joon Woo to his mom, which ends with mom murdered and Vincenzo turning into Black Vincenzo and unleashing 10 minutes worth of screen time torture and beatdowns both deserving and difficult to watch. I’m thrilled he’s putting the fear god into the Babel team but at what price.