‘Behind Your Touch’ Episode 15 Recap & Ending Explained: Why Did The Shaman Kidnap Ok Hui?

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Behind Your Touch simply seems to have given the fans what they wanted, and the source of that answer seems to have been the conspiracy theories floating around after episode 14. The story of Episode 15 is alright, but it is just not exciting enough, as everything is predictable or has been deduced already. Either way, here is a detailed recap and ending of Behind Your Touch Episode 15.

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Does Jang Yeol Figure Out The Serial Killer’s Strategy?

Seon Woo’s death hits Ye Bun hard, and she is angry with Jang Yeol for suspecting the dead man for so long. Ye Bun later admits that she was taking out the anger she felt for herself on Jang Yeol. But at that moment, she is not ready to look at Jang Yeol’s face. When Ye Bun is taken for interrogation, the detective in charge points out that she has been a witness to two of the murders. He also wants to know why she snuck into the interrogation room when Jong Bae was being questioned in the case of Cha Ju Man’s murder. We are surprised that this question was not asked before, but for now, when Jang Yeol tries to take her out of the room, the detective blames him for Seon Woo’s death, and that is a sensitive point for Jang Yeol, leading to a fight between both men. This leads to Jang Yeol’s suspension, and even he doesn’t protest it. However, in his time in Mujin, he has annoyed his colleagues but managed to find some very staunch friends in them.

Jong Mook brings Jang Yeol his ID card, and his other colleague gives him her husband’s car to use. They want him to continue investigating the case in his own capacity, despite a warning from their chief that he would fire them if they interfered again. The dominating question on Jang Yeol’s mind is how the killer managed to murder with his eyes closed, and it is the car that ends up giving him an answer. The killer wore sunglasses, which could appear as a black screen to Ye Bun at first glance, and she would really have to concentrate on seeing beyond that. This was the trick used by the serial killer, and Jang Yeol tells Ye Bun. But she doesn’t care, as she believes that it was her power that has caused this entire chaos in her life.


How does the shaman get arrested?

The shaman was found injured in Seon Woo’s workshop the night of the murder. He tells the police that someone attacked him from behind, and with that, he is once again clear of all suspicions. Jong Bae also organizes the service for Seon Woo, since he does not have anyone else in town. However, when Ye Bun comes to meet him, she sees him with his sunglasses and is immediately suspicious. She doesn’t even stop to explain herself and touches the shaman, finding out that he was the killer after all. He had killed Seon Woo and Ju Seok, and he had also stabbed her grandfather. Except that the last part was collateral damage, and he had not intended that. He tells Ye Bun that it is why he doesn’t want to kill her, since he regrets having had to stab her grandfather.

The reason Jong Bae had killed Seon Woo was because the man had figured out his secret. We had hints of this in the previous episodes, but it was painted through the lens of Jong Bae suspecting Seon Woo, when it was really the other way around. Seon Woo had blood on his hands because he had brushed it against Jong Bae. Seon Woo had also found the knife used for the murders, and he knew Jong Bae’s secret power. We are not given an explanation as to how he figured that out, but we are surprised that Seon Woo did not tell the concerned authorities immediately and wasted so much time. We believed him to be smarter than that. On that note, Jong Bae’s power is in his eyes. When he looks into someone’s eyes, he can figure out their past, the way Ye Bun does when she touches someone. Ye Bun cannot tell anyone about the shaman, because he would end up targeting them.


Why Did The Shaman Kidnap Ok Hui?

Jong Bae is always keeping an eye on Ye Bun, literally and figuratively. He only needs to look into her eyes to know whether she has confided in anyone or not. Knowing this, Ye Bun is not able to reconcile with Jang Yeol, despite that being the need of the hour. But she manages to find a shortcut and slips him a note that reveals the entire truth of the matter. This, right here, is another loophole because even though the shaman did not see the actual passing of the note, he should have been able to see her writing it and figure out what she did.

Either way, in one of the earlier storylines, Ye Bun had been forced by Jang Yeol to learn Arabic so that she could note something down from memory. Seon Woo had translated it for her at that time, which is why he knew that Ye Bun knew the language. He had left a clue for her while dying by saying the passcode to his phone in Arabic numbers. His phone had recorded his murder, and Jong Bae was the culprit behind everything that had happened in the village so far. This is enough evidence to arrest and lock away the shaman. However, during the interrogation, Jong Bae refuses to answer anything if it isn’t Jang Yeol asking the questions.

Having no choice, Jang Yeol enters the room, and when he asks for the motive behind Jong Bae’s actions, he finds that the man is just deranged. He had killed his wife in a fit of rage after discovering her affair. Once he got a taste of that, he continued his streak, picking victims at random, without any rhyme or reason. Right now, at the end of Behind Your Touch episode 15, the ace up Jong Bae’s sleeve is that he has kidnapped Ok Hui, and only he knows where she is. While clearing away Seon Woo’s things, he saw the Arabic book and remembered the connection to Ye Bun. He couldn’t be sure what they had done, but he had secured himself by kidnapping Ok Hui. Ye Bun sees that he has taken her to a field, but after that, it is another blank screen. Ye Bun and Jang Yeol need to let the shaman go if they are to have any hope of rescuing her in time.


Final Thoughts

We have only ever had one complaint with Behind Your Touch, which is that individual good episodes do not make for an overall interesting narrative. The shaman was the easiest answer, and we won’t hold a grudge against him being the choice, but why let it unravel with such little excitement? Why not add more drama to this subplot? And we suppose we can forget the romance between Ye Bun and Jang Yeol that was hinted at in Behind Your Touch episode 14. This show is all over the place.


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Divya Malladi
Divya Malladi
Divya spends way more time on Netflix and regrets most of what she watches. Hence she has too many opinions that she tries to put to productive spin through her writings. Her New Year resolution is to know that her opinions are validated.

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