A Shop For Killers Episode 7 Recap and Review: A Dash of Context

In the last episode, we saw a backstory about Lee Dong-wook’s Jin-man’s past and his relationship with everyone who is trying to kill his niece in the present. The thrilling portrayal of his life before he met with his niece and the reason for his past trying to catch up to him gives the necessary context and creates a very dark atmosphere for the finale to win our hearts and minds.

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Based on The Killer’s Shopping Mall by Kim Ji-young, this action-thriller Korean drama (킬러들의 쇼핑몰) stars Lee Dong-wook and Kim Hye-jun in lead roles. The screenplay is written by Ji Ho-jin & Lee Kwon, and Lee Kwon and Noh Gyu-yeob direct the drama. The Disney+ series also stars Seo Hyun-woo, Jo Han-sun, Park Ji-bin, Geum Hae-na, Lee Tae-young and others and is expected to have 8 episodes.

Well-known Korean actor Lee Dong-wook was last seen in the 2023 sequel series Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, while Kim Hye-jun was last seen in 2022’s Connect and 2021’s Inspector Koo.

A Shop For Killers Episode 7 Recap

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Episode 7 starts with Jin-man sending Min-hye off to be taken care of by Honda and he eventually joins his family during his mother’s ailment. We see him spending some time with his mother in the hospital, who pushes him to spend time with Ji-an while he is in town. Jin-man also meets Min-hye, who seems stoked to see him after a while. As she sleeps, Jin-man and Honda talk to each other about the former’s future plans and Honda implores him to join his arms dealing business. Honda even goes as far as to talk about opening an online shopping mall to deal arms but they joke about it for the time being. Honda then informs him that Min-hye had successfully assembled a gun earlier, which impresses them both.

Elsewhere, in the hospital, Bane arrives beside Young-soon and kills her as we get a look into the team blackmailing Jun-cheol so that he doesn’t leave the group. Then we go straight to Young-soon’s funeral and after Jin-man takes Ji-an away, we see Seong-jo arriving at the funeral home and Bale eventually kills them both mercilessly on the terrace. Thankfully, Ji-an is saved thanks to her leaving with Jin-man beforehand.

Jun-cheol eventually informs Jin-man about what is happening who tells Honda to take care of Ji-an, annoying his little brother in the process. Of course, we saw poor Honda’s death in the first episode of the series, which is shown in detail in this episode. On the other hand, Jin-man is ambushed in the tunnel but manages to get the upper hand over everyone and get away. As Bale’s men attack all of Jin-man’s associates, Min-hye takes out the two men who try to kidnap her from Honda’s house and burns the place down after learning that Honda is dead.

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Meanwhile, Jin-man goes to Pasin for help and promises to set things right. Elsewhere, Yong-han meets Bale and tells him to stop going after Jin-amn and that they will make an example of him. We eventually see Ji-an being stalked at the hospital and Jin-man coming in to save her while Bale refuses to stop hunting Jin-man. The two of them come face to face when at the hospital as Jin-man takes Ji-an away and Bale comes in to hunt Jin-man.

Thankfully, Jin-man is able to get away safely and eventually goes to Yong-han’s house to strike up a deal with them. Although Babylon does step down, Jin-man knows that Bale will not. He eventually moves to the countryside and creates his house and the shopping mall below while takes care of Honda’s little brother. As life moved on, Pasin started training Min-hye, Brother became an integral part of Jin-man’s work but he couldn’t shake the feeling of hunting and being hunted by Bale.

Eventually, Jin-man decided that it was time to train Ji-an as well to keep her safe.

A Shop For Killers Episode 7 Review

a shop for killers episode 7

This episode ties all the fragmented stories of the past together and gives context to exactly what happened with all the characters after Bale came back. As an episode right before the finale, it was an oddly emotional one although there’s a lot of blood and action in every few scenes. Ji-and and Jin-man’s relationship is the foundation of the series and the way their lives were up-ended makes their bond stronger in retrospect. That being said, the episode doesn’t provide any new information and only provides context, so there’s that.

A Shop For Killers is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Also Read: All of Our A Shop For Killers Reviews