Date: From 9.00 p.m., 6 May 2018
Scriptwriter: Takechi Shigenori
Cast: Hagiwara Masato, Ishibashi Renji, Motokariya Yuika, Kato Masaya, Yajima Kenichi, Kinoshita Houka, Enoki Takaaki, Hase Naomi, Fujimoto Izumi
Synopsis: A thief entered a convenience store in a district of distribution warehouses, stabbed a student part-timer and fled. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s detective Mitazono Satoshi (Hagiwara Masato) who is in charge of investigating robberies, requests for a police dog to be dispatched. A police dog trainer Miho (Fujimoto Izumi), who is also Mitazono’s younger sister, and her partner Bub. Miho gets Bub to remember the scent of the things left behind at the crime scene and traces the criminal. Bub soon discovers a suspicious-looking minivan and barks. When Mitazono knocks the door of the driver’s seat, a gun is stuck out of the vehicle’s window. The deafening roar of a machine gun echoes along with a flash of light all of a sudden. Miho is shot and dies. Mitazono, the uniform police and even Bub are seriously wounded. Nine months later, neither the shooter or the convenience store robbery suspects have come to light. But Mitazono has returned to work after overcoming numerous surgeries and finishing rehabilitation. He transfers to the Special Investigation Unit under a young female superintendent Hanamura Saori (Motokariya Yuika), and begins to pursue the convenience store robbery that led to the attack that they encountered. Mitazono considers what the connection between the shooting that night and the convenience store robbery might be. But Nirasawa (Kato Masaya), his senior from university days who is also a detective of the Organised Crime Department flatly rejects it as little more than a coincidence. Meanwhile, Bub has recovered from its injuries but can no longer work as a police dog because it cannot overcome the trauma of not being able to protect Miho. Mitazono decides to adopt Bub. His tenacity soon pays off and he catches the convenience store thief Sabae Genta. Sabae confesses that he heard the sound of gunshots on the night while hiding in a large garbage bin beside the warehouses after running away. Right after that, he saw several men get into a minivan and escape. Mitazono takes Sabae’s confession to the special investigation task force which investigates the warehouses in front of the shooting incident and establishes a connection with a group of companies which exploits its workers. A large amount of stimulants are found inside the warehouses. This leads to the discovery of a huge transaction of stimulants on that night and a man who appears to be the shooter also emerges. However, Mitazono feels something is wrong as he looks at the man’s photograph. His instinct tells him that the criminal is someone else. He obtains Saori’s permission and begins to investigate on his own. However, the people connected to the case begin to die mysterious, one after another.
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