Abyss Recap: “The Great Escape”

By Daniel Hart
Published: June 4, 2019
Abyss Season 1 Episode 10 Recap - Netflix Series


Abyss Season 1, Episode 10 does what every previous chapter loves doing; meandering around until it can reach twists and developments that we could not care less about.

This recap of Abyss Season 1, Episode 10 contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

I am not sure why this series has the habit of repeating what happened at the end in the previous chapter, almost scene for scene, but Abyss episode 10 does that, killing off the little momentum it had. We were all worried about Se-Yeon’s safety after being whisked away “innocently” by Prosecutor Seo Ji-Uk, who is the accomplice to the murders, and hid Hee-Jin’s mother. Luckily, due to Cha Min (Hyo-Seop Ahn) sending her warning signs, Se-Yeon (Bo-Young Park) clocks on that Prosecutor Seo is dangerous. Phew.

Abyss episode 10 is meant to be about Yeon-Cheol escaping prison, but we spend a considerable portion of the chapter learning about Cha Min’s secret room in his house, which his mother supposedly knew about. The Netflix series enjoys throwing in random plot points to further a story we don’t care about.

And even though Prosecutor Seo Ji-Uk is also a villain now, he isn’t exactly persecuted; in fact, the other characters go along with it, hoping they can find some reputable proof to bring him down – like abducting a woman wasn’t enough. Dong-Cheol feebly confronts him about it, but it served no dramatic effect whatsoever.

Anyway, the police department think it’s a good idea to take Yeon-Cheol to the crime scene for some fun reenactment, but then foolishly allow him to go to the toilet on his own, where he pretends to overdose on some substance, and a pretend cop takes him away – another accomplice in this foolishly written show.

Then Abyss episode 10 turns back into a romance with Se-Yeon and Cha Min chilling in his secret room where he probably spent most days wanking as a teenager. And then the comedy arrives because Se-Yeon desperately needs to urinate, and Cha Min is thirsty (for water), but unfortunately, his mother is in the living room talking on the phone for hours, meaning they cannot leave the secret room for a long period of time, and undoubtedly giving Se-Yeon cystitis.

After much messing about watching this pointless romance, Ye-Seon is free to urinate, but Dong-Cheol tells Cha Min that Yeon-Cheol has escaped and he must protect Ye-Seon, but unfortunately, he’s already behind her, lurking, ready to strike.

Speak to you next week.

You can read the review of the eleventh episode by clicking these words.

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