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Hwayugi: Episode 4

You know what’s great about involuntary mystical love? Everything. I’m really tickled by the direction of the story, which has become romantic very quickly, and very hilariously at that. It probably doesn’t come as a shock that Monkey is unfamiliar with love and its attendant mood swings, and watching him bumble his way around these newfound feelings is unexpectedly affecting, and just plain fun.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Mischievous (and now lovesick) Monkey King Sohn Oh-gong lands on the perfect scheme to get free from the mystical circlet that binds his heart to Sun-mi, who carries the fate of monk Sam-jang. Her employee Han-joo is about to become zombie dinner, and Oh-gong offers to save him if she removes the circlet.

Sun-mi very nearly falls for it, until the crafty Mawang shows up to stop her just in time. He reminds her to trust in the power of the circlet, so this time she grabs Oh-gong’s hand and says that he didn’t leave her alone to suffer before, and asks sincerely for his help and runs off to save Han-joo.

Oh-gong knows she won’t make it there in time, but Mawang knows that Oh-gong will save him anyway, and thoroughly enjoys mocking him for not wanting to leave Sun-mi scared, sad, or alone. “Will you be able to withstand her tears?” he singsongs in glee.

Oh-gong imagines her crying over Han-joo’s dead body, and Mawang is shocked to see the circlet in action: It glows as the tendrils around his heart tighten and cause him pain. Oh-gong insists that he’s not affected at all… as a stream of tears falls down his cheek. Hahaha.

He doesn’t even realize he’s crying until Mawang wipes away the tear and alerts him to the fact, and teaches him the very basic correlation—if Sun-mi hurts, Oh-gong hurts too. He’s flabbergasted and asks angrily why it should hurt him if she’s in pain, and Mawang sings, “Because I love you,” but to the tune of Lee Seung-gi’s “Because You’re My Woman.” LOL. The mockery has reached a new level of meta.

In Sun-mi’s apartment, Zombie Girl is just about to snack on Han-joo when Oh-gong appears and tosses her aside. Han-joo is spooked to see him there, and Oh-gong just yells at him to get out and pushes him out the door without explanation, leaving him baffled. That’s how Sun-mi finds him, but he’s even more confused when she lights up to hear that “he” came.

She rushes inside to find Oh-gong waiting for her, with Zombie Girl stuffed into a giant duffel bag at his side, ha. He says that Mawang was right about the power of the circlet being stronger than he thought, and sighs that he’s not the type of being to be cleaning up after some lowly human.

Sun-mi thinks it’s right that he should hate her for it, but he says he can’t do that right now and tenderly sweeps the hair out of her face. He says it was the right choice not to remove the circlet, because he surely would’ve eaten her the moment she’d freed him.

Despite knowing it already, Sun-mi seems sad to realize that his protecting her is only because of the circlet, which he readily confirms with a smile. Then he offers to take care of Zombie Girl and wheels her away in the bag.

In his office, Mawang confirms with Secretary Ma that Sun-mi signed his contract, and she goes to lock it up in a safe place when Mawang can sense that Oh-gong is near. But she only gets a few feet away before realizing that it’s not the original contract, and Mawang says warily that he can’t let Oh-gong get his hands on the original.

She seems combative about the lack of trust… but then we see why when Mawang turns to her and calls her “Great Sage, Equal to Heaven.” The real Secretary Ma runs in looking disheveled and gasps to see her doppelganger sitting there, and Oh-gong snarls before transforming back to his real form.

Mawang says he knew the moment Oh-gong prepared only one wine glass, since Secretary Ma would’ve had a drink with him. He obviously has no intention of breaking his contract with Sun-mi, but Oh-gong threatens to just turn Lucifer Entertainment into rubble so that she will have signed with a nonexistent company.

To prove how serious he is, Oh-gong clinks Mawang’s wine glass with one flick of his finger, and the reverberation starts an earthquake that shakes the entire building. But Mawang is able to use his own powers to steady the glass, so Oh-gong then starts building a glowing ball of blue light in his palm. Dragon ball time!

Mawang counters with his own glowing ball of red light, and they’re locked in a standstill as the firepower between them grows. But before they can do any real damage, Patriarch arrives to defuse the situation and offers to negotiate a truce as a representative from heaven.

Oh-gong whines that Mawang is using him to gain points in heaven, while Mawang argues that it’s his fault he lost points in the first place and isn’t a Taoist immortal already, because Oh-gong escaped his mountain prison.

Patriarch offers to add a clause to the contract to smooth things over—a time limit, so that the contract is only valid until Sun-mi fulfills her calling as monk Sam-jang. Once she has completed her heavenly duty, Oh-gong is free.

Mawang is okay with the terms, though Oh-gong thinks he’s still on the losing end of this bargain. Patriarch reminds him that he has a lot of sins to pay for, and Mawang adds that humans live barely a hundred years at best, so Sun-mi will only be alive for a few more decades. That hurts Oh-gong’s heart, and he snaps at him to stop saying that Sun-mi will die. Aw.

Oh-gong has one more condition to add, and demands Mawang’s house. Mawang says he’s already found Oh-gong his own place, but Oh-gong wants that house, where the parking is convenient and the bathtub is large. Mawang looks ready to get into a bloodbath over it, but Patriarch convinces him to agree on co-ownership, thinking that they’re lucky the temperamental Oh-gong has agreed to the contract at all.

Later, Secretary Ma worries to see Mawang weakened from exerting too much power during his fight with Oh-gong. He insists that he’s fine, though his knees buckle and his nose bleeds.

She asks why he’s taking the long way to become an immortal when he could just eat the monk himself and become immensely powerful, but he says that only as a Taoist immortal can he have power over human life and death and fate: “Only then can I save her.”

He finally acknowledges his bloody nose and plugs it with his finger to stop the bleeding, and PK fangirls in the lobby snap photos of him, thinking that he’s picking his nose. Secretary Ma offers to kill them, and he just tells her to erase the photos while whining that he wasn’t picking his nose.

At the General Store full of magical odds and ends, the peddler senses energy coming from the bad omen jar, and wonders if a great misfortune will befall the human world. As she turns away, a white light begins to crack the jar and seep through.

Sun-mi mulls over the contract and her monkey doll Yook-gong, wondering if she should’ve freed Oh-gong when he asked. But she remembers that she would’ve been his dinner the moment she’d done that, and decides that she’ll just refrain from summoning him often so that she’s not bothersome.

Oh-gong sits in his liquor cellar polishing the various bottles he’s collected over the years, and decides that he can endure this contract if he knows there’s an end in sight.

Meanwhile, Mawang polishes his bull statue while trying to convince himself that he’s only going to give Oh-gong half the house and he’ll reclaim it someday, though it’s not much of a consolation.

Elsewhere, a young woman (Bora) gorges on an enormous spread of takeout food and then weighs herself, pleased that she’s somehow lost weight. What she doesn’t see is a creepy baby demon floating above her, literally feeding on her.

In the morning, Mawang flips out to open his fridge and find Zombie Girl stuffed inside. She says casually that she doesn’t know who she is, but that she followed “Oh-gong oppa” here. PK says he’s the oppa and Oh-gong is too high up to be called oppa, though she murmurs that she likes Oh-gong better.

PK says that Oh-gong told her to stay here, but made her go in the fridge because she smells. Ha. Mawang is not pleased to have a rotting corpse in his refrigerator, and sits her down to talk. She doesn’t remember anything other than waking up a zombie, and all she knows is that she had one thought: to find Sun-mi.

PK adds that her eyesight and voice came back when he fed her some of Mawang’s ki balls full of human life force, and Mawang gripes that they fed such a precious thing to a zombie.

He refuses to leave her in his home, and decides to take her with him to work in the duffel bag she came in. Unfortunately, the security guard runs over to help him lift the bag into his trunk, and gets a whiff of rotting corpse. Thinking quickly, Mawang says his body odor is getting out of hand lately and chases him off.

In the end, PK is tasked with taking the zombie back to Sun-mi. Sun-mi’s employee Han-joo watches agape as she runs out to meet idol superstar PK and says she’s heading out to her first Lucifer Entertainment gig.

In PK’s van, he tells Sun-mi that because Zombie Girl was reanimated with her blood, she has to be the one to burn and get rid of her. Sun-mi is sad about the fact that the girl doesn’t know how she died and will never be found, and asks if they can’t let her live until they at least find her name.

PK says that the zombie will just turn more and more demonic the longer it lives, not to mention the horrible stench. But Sun-mi pleads with him to let the zombie live until before it becomes a full-fledged demon, and PK wonders to himself if this is an opportunity.

So off they go with zombie in tow, first to meet Frosty, so that he can freeze Zombie Girl to keep the stench at bay. PK requests a kimchi-level chill, not a full freeze, and Frosty complies.

Next they go to the bartender, whom PK finally introduces as Frosty’s little sister, Summer Fairy. Her assignment is to make Zombie Girl over so that she looks less dead, and Summer Fairy mistakenly thinks that Sun-mi is the one needing a makeover, heh.

While Summer Fairy takes the zombie away, Sun-mi asks if Fairy and Frosty aren’t the same person, and PK says they’re two completely different souls—one a man, the other a woman—inhabiting the same body. She’s the summer to Frosty’s winter. Ah, well that explains a lot.

Summer Fairy returns with Zombie Girl looking shockingly not dead, and Zombie Girl smiles for the first time as she bows in gratitude… which makes her eyeball pop right out of its socket, pfft.

Sun-mi asks Oh-gong’s friend CEO Sa to look into the towel that Zombie Girl’s corpse was wrapped in, and he helps her gain entry into Kingdom hotel’s health club, where the towel is from. (As in this Kingdom?)

PK guesses that Zombie Girl was rich if she was a member of that club, and dubs her Buja (“rich”), which Sun-mi thinks is a good nickname until they find out her real name. They ask an employee if she recognizes Buja’s face, but she doesn’t, and Sun-mi gets distracted by the sight of that young woman with a giant demon baby feeding on her.

The woman brags to her friend on the phone about her new diet and how it lets her eat anything and not gain a pound, and Sun-mi wonders if she should call Oh-gong, or if he’d get mad for being summoned over a trivial matter. Before she can call him though, someone finds Buja sleeping and thinks she’s dead, and the girls hurriedly escape before they’re found out.

CEO Sa visits Oh-gong at home with a housewarming gift and PK is there as well to celebrate the new home. Oh-gong says he’s letting Mawang live here because he has nowhere else to go, and makes sure CEO Sa uses the bull statue as a coatrack.

CEO Sa gets to cooking right away, happy that he’s able to take care of the house properly now that it’s partly Oh-gong’s. Both PK and CEO Sa get simultaneous texts from Sun-mi about the zombie girl, and Oh-gong is miffed to learn that they started a chatroom without him.

Even Frosty, Summer Fairy, and Secretary Ma are in the chatroom, and Oh-gong refuses to have CEO Sa send him an invite, insisting that he’s too busy for such things. It only gets worse when PK assumes that Oh-gong was in the chatroom all along and then innocently offers to invite him. Oh-gong erupts, “Don’t invite me! I will kill you if you invite me!”

Cue: chatroom notification. Awkward! PK giggles over a joke that Summer Fairy posted, which is the last straw for Oh-gong, and he stomps off to his room and huffs to himself, “I didn’t even feel this pathetic when I was ousted from heaven!” Pouty monkey is so cute.

Sun-mi does some research and finds that there have been two cases of women dying of anorexia recently, and both were members of that gym. She wonders if that monster she saw was something dangerous, and ponders calling Oh-gong for help. But again, she hesitates.

At work, Sun-mi gives Han-joo an autograph from PK for his daughter, and learns that he also collects model photos at his wife’s request to post in front of her scale. She recognizes one right away as the woman from the gym, and has Secretary Ma meet with her.

Secretary Ma confirms that the woman has been tattooed by a glutton demon that’s feeding off of her, and Mawang tells Sun-mi that she must get rid of the source, not just the tattoo. They say that she’s the only one who can attract the demon, because it only feeds on human vanity.

Oh-gong pitches a fit when Buja runs the air conditioner to keep her freshness up, and barks at her to turn the heat back on and sit in the fridge, which she should consider a luxury compared to the coffin she should be sitting in.

He scoffs to see that she’s been given a cell phone, and that she is, of course, a member of that damned chatroom he’s been excluded from. She says that everyone’s at Summer Fairy’s bar, and he pretends not to care, until she reads a text from Sun-mi about going to fight a demon alone.

He says he isn’t going, still upset about not being invited to the chatroom. He does read that the zombie’s name is Jin Buja, and she says that she’s taking Sun-mi’s surname because she has her blood. That’s cute.

He grumbles that it must be nice for Sun-mi to have someone take her name, but Buja says that Oh-gong is the most special person to Sun-mi, pointing out that while she’s in a group chatroom, he has a direct line to her. He looks at the circlet on his wrist and smiles to realize that he has something better than a chatroom invitation.

Buja mentions that Sun-mi is heading to a club, so of course Oh-gong is there in a flash. Sun-mi arrives all dolled up in a red dress, and tamps down her nerves when she sees that almost everyone there is tattooed by the same glutton demon.

She finds the woman from the gym in the bathroom and says that she’s envious of her figure, and the woman offers to share her diet secret so that she can eat all she wants and lose weight too. She puts a hand on Sun-mi’s shoulder, and the tattoo splits in half and travels down her arm, stamping itself onto Sun-mi.

Oh-gong looks all over the club and spots the woman with the giant glutton demon feeding on her, and makes it poof away just by touching the tattoo. He finally finds Sun-mi sitting at a table gorging on food, and at first he’s smitten by the red dress, but then he notices her tattoo.

She stops him from removing it right away, asking if she can’t leave it on for a week and eat whatever she wants, but he gives her a stern look and makes the tattoo vanish without giving her a choice.

They go back to the gym to find the trainer Sun-mi met last time, who confesses to being the tattoo artist, but is only a hired fraud who does it for money and has no idea she’s doing a demon’s bidding.

Sun-mi asks Oh-gong where the demon came from, and he says that it originates from the weak heart of humans who want to hang on to something, even if it’s a lie. The words seem to affect her in more ways than one, and then she notices a woman stand on the scale to weigh herself, overcome with self-hate when she hasn’t lost any weight.

We see that the scale is the source, drawing more and more power from every person who gets on it and hates what they see, wishing they could die. The black energy builds and builds, until finally it possesses the woman right before Sun-mi’s eyes.

The glutton demon dares Sun-mi to get rid of her, saying that she’ll have to kill the woman she’s possessing first, so Sun-mi slices her finger and tells the demon to come to her, and it effectively draws the demon out.

Except now she’s facing off with a ginormous glutton demon. She calls out, “Sohn Oh-gong!” and he appears at her side in a flash, sipping on a drink. Oh-gong swats at the glutton a few times but it just keeps rematerializing, and he finally thinks to destroy the scale rather than the giant glutton baby, which works like a charm.

Mawang is pleased to hear that they defeated the glutton demon properly, and Patriarch muses that human weakness is making more and more demons these days. “I worry that it’ll turn the world into hell for real,” he says.

Mawang asks if that’s why he sent the monk down now, “Because the door to hell might open? Is she the sacrifice to block the door to hell?” Oh I don’t like the sound of that.

At the same time, the bad omen jar at the General Store cracks a little more, and the peddler worries that it’ll overflow very soon.

Oh-gong grabs Sun-mi’s hand and covers her cut with a bandage, nagging her for bleeding again, which he reminds her is a very dangerous thing to do. She admits to not summoning him because he’s a powerful immortal, but all he hears is that she wanted to call him, and takes that to mean that she missed him.

She considers it more like a burden, because she feels bad for tying him to a lowly human like herself. He looks at the circlet and she’s surprised when he doesn’t ask her to remove it, and he says, “Even if you don’t remove it, it’ll come off someday, so until then I’ll just love you.” You mean for the rest of her life?

But then he takes her hand and adds, “A love that will end and disappear without a trace—I’ll just heap it onto you, crazily.” She asks what he means about it disappearing, and he says of course it’ll vanish: “Because my feelings are fake. It will end, and you will be alone again.”

Then he adds brightly, like he didn’t just crush her heart: “Until then, I’ll be by your side. I love you, Jin Sun-mi.” Augh, what a horrible confession.

Mawang and Oh-gong feast for breakfast thanks to CEO Sa, and Mawang complains that Buja is starting to rot again. She says it’s Oh-gong’s fault for keeping the temperature so high, and he snaps at her to just sit in the freezer until he thaws her in the spring, and she starts to cry while the other two give him disapproving glares.

The chatroom notifications start up again, and Oh-gong is peeved to see that even Mawang has been invited. I love this running gag. Mawang offers to invite Oh-gong, who pretends like he’s going to cave just to be nice, except CEO Sa interrupts to say that Oh-gong doesn’t want to be bothered. LOL.

So then he has to sit there stewing impotently while everyone laughs at the inside jokes going on in the chatroom, and despite the giant monkey pout, no one seems to notice why he’s so mad.

Sun-mi invites everyone to a New Year’s party at Summer Fairy’s bar, and happily shops for supplies at the market. She runs into the General Store’s grandson, who’s been waiting to take her to his grandmother. Sun-mi points out that they’re miles away, but he just smirks and leads her through a portal right to the store.

She’s left alone in the front, where she notices the bad omen jar with giant cracks in it. Almost as if it’s been waiting for her, it starts to glow and the water spills out at her feet, and she can’t look away.

This time the force of the vision is so strong that it transports her there, and she finds herself standing on a rooftop. She looks out and gasps to see the apocalyptic cityscape before her—buildings on fire, bridges collapsing, fighter jets zooming overhead.

Soon the entire city is swallowed up by a mushroom cloud, and the blast transports her back to reality, where the bad omen jar lies in pieces on the floor.

Patriarch arrives to see that she’s already seen what she needs to see, and tells her that it’s her heavenly calling to stop those events from happening. Gee, no pressure or anything.

She’s understandably shaken up when she gets home, and the New Year’s party begins without her. They watch on television as political figures line up to ring the New Year’s bell as always, and Buja seems to recognize the handsome history professor Kang Dae-sung, who’s supposedly a potential presidential candidate.

She says she’s seen him before, and recalls noticing him at the Kingdom gym. The others assume that she saw him the other day while she was with Sun-mi, but she doesn’t seem so sure.

Sun-mi is broken from her reverie when snow begins to fall, and Oh-gong beams from his liquor cellar when she calls him name. He appears before her and notes that she’s already different now that it’s a new year, and she says it’s because her situation has changed: “I saw the world broken.”

Mawang learns from Patriarch that Sun-mi saw a vision of the world after the door to hell is opened, and asks how a human is supposed to cope with something like that. Patriarch says that’s why he’s put Oh-gong by her side.

Mawang says he’ll ask his question again: “Is the sacrifice needed to block hell’s door Sam-jang, or is it Sohn Oh-gong?”

Sun-mi tells Oh-gong that she’s actually far more important a person than she realized, and asks if he’ll protect her and stay by her side no matter what happens. He says he will, so she reassures herself that she can do this.

“Great Sage, Equal to Heaven, Sohn Oh-gong, protect me until the end,” she says.

He answers, “I will. Even if the world breaks, I will protect you.”

 
COMMENTS

Monkey always comes back around to swoony when it counts, and even though I know his love isn’t real (yet), he feels it as if it’s real moment by moment, which is going to change him down the line. It already has to a great degree, from the minor things like feeling left out of the group chatroom (so petty, so funny) to the major things like saving someone’s life to prevent Sun-mi’s grief and pain. He already spends his days waiting around for her to call, though I did grumble in today’s episode over the fact that they spent so much time apart. I liked it better when he was popping by with moony eyes and monkey dolls.

Now that we’re aware of the Big Bad—the door to hell busting open and unleashing hell on earth—the overarching plot has a little more substance to it than just fighting demons till the cows come home, which is fine as a procedural device but has much less urgency to drive the plot. This twist, on the other hand, sets the stakes much higher if Mawang’s suspicion is true, and either Sun-mi or Oh-gong will have to die to close the door again.

I’m sure there’s a loophole in there somewhere and I trust clever Monkey of all people to find it, but I like that the stakes are so massive, because in every other instance I know where a door to hell had to be closed, someone had to die to do it (see: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural). There’s nothing like a good ol’ apocalypse to give your heroes purpose, especially when Sun-mi’s entire life goal up till now was to survive, and Oh-gong’s was something between drinking 2,983 bottles of liquor and chilling out in heaven.

But it’s really the contractual involuntary love that makes this story ingenious and fresh, because it puts Oh-gong at cross purposes with himself at every turn. He resents Sun-mi for shackling him and wants her to suffer and die so he’ll be free, but he can’t bear the thought of her suffering or a world without her. He’s vengeful enough to remind her that his love is fake, but his actions speak differently, and he always comes through for her. There’s such a great dramatic duality to this relationship, and it really keeps me on my toes not to know where to draw the line between spell love and real love.

And when Oh-gong makes promises to protect Sun-mi, I believe that he means it. I found the swooniest thing of all to be Oh-gong’s negotiation with Mawang over the length of his contract, because without batting an eyelash, he effectively agreed to love Sun-mi for the rest of her life. Maybe he thinks she won’t live that long, and to him it’s just a couple of decades at most in an immortal existence, but to Sun-mi that’s her entire life, and induced by a bracelet or not, he potentially agreed to be in love with her until the day she dies. I found it highly ironic that he saw it as an exit strategy, while to anyone else it’s a lifelong commitment. Oh to see the look on his face when he learns a thing or two about the way love actually works.

 
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Yes! I've been refreshing the browser for forever just for this one. Thanks @girlfriday!

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The confession "He answers, “I will. Even if the world breaks, I will protect you.” ". <3 Please excuse me while I go smell salts because I think I just fainted from the swoon.
Ok, but what is this business of Sun-mi being a sacrifice to block hell's door?? Umm I don't think Oh-Gong's gonna be very happy when he hears that. Patriarch is so dead.
Mawang getting caught nose picking had me laughing so hard LOL. Why does he always get caught doing embarrassing things? And Secretary Ma's offer of killing those people is never gonna get old :D.

Does anyone know if Lee Se young and Bora's appearances are cameos, or are they part of the cast? Cuz if they're cameos, they're pulling in a lot of big ones. I find it hilarious everyone keeps snapping at the zombie to sit in the fridge cuz she smells LMAO. So mean.
Also the group chat fiasco LOL. Of course he's "ok" with being left out.

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I hope Lee Se Young gets to stay for longer... that presidential candidate probably was the scumbag that did in BuJa... and also probably the source of all eeeevil. hope beanies aren't pulled in by the pretty of Song Jong HoXD

also i read on wiki that bora's character is "unwittingly " lived as the jade dragon?! which is weird but might be interesting

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He's so pretty omg. Yeah I have the same feeling as you, something's deffo fishy there, and can you believe his name is Kang Daesung as well? Smh why would they name him after an angel.

Ooh so does that mean Bora's character is here to stay? Hmm. I like Lee Se Young as a zombie lol. She's funny, and the way she keeps apologizing for smelling bad is HILARIOUS.

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Yepp so pretty, I wonder if they going to setup his character as a 'fallen angel' type? Well, I don't care as long as Song Jong Ho is on my screen. Hehehe

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I hope Buja gets to stay on longer too. I like this motley crew of a human and all these different types of monsters.

In the drama, it seems like asshole-y people just attract bad demons. Even if he isn't the source of all evil, I'm going to bet that he's unconsciously pulling in a lot of monsters, and could serve as a vessel for the baddest of the demons.

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Me too. I hope Buja gets to stay somehow. They're all forming mini family without even realising!

That's probably what it is. Otherwise, how could he be a presidential candidate so young? Or maybe he can see demons too and made some type of deal with them!

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Ms. Patel, probably this show is about family, a recurrent (and welcomed) theme stemming from the past year. Sun Mi is getting the family she ever longed, which is not their blood (except perharps BuJa), but the one who loves and cherishes her.

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Prediction: I think the loophole is that Oh-Gong needs to die as a sacrifice as a last minute twist but has promised/contracted to love Sun-Mi till she dies so they still get to live happily ever after.

In the meantime, Patriarch is well seasoned toast.

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Oooh there's a loophole. Oh yeah Patriarch is so toasted :D.

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Lee Seung Gi is just so perfect as the Monkey King! But so far he is the only attraction for me in this drama sadly. Part of the reason I think is the fact that tvn makes it so darn looong! Who has the time to watch 1.5 hours worth of episode?! That said, I’ll still be watching every episode like an addict ^_^

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Yeah, the episodes are pretty long. 1.5 hours makes for long tv viewing. While the premise of the drama is interesting, and the CGI’s make it lively, 1.5 hours makes me pretty tired when the episodes are over. I wonder if the episodes can’t be edited more to produce a tighter, more cohesive story?

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The 1.5 hour actually goes by pretty fast for me, but 4 1.5 hour episodes of this makes me worried about how they can keep up with production, so it's not like I can watch it leisurely either. I think there was a mistake in the editing with this episode. Like episode 3 should have ended like a minute into this episode, right after MaWang shows up and where it has the 3-panel shot.

I think having this large a cast and well-known, they feel compelled to give them all enough screentime while making sure there is plenty of screentime for our leading pair.

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why does this Hell seem like a metaphor for, um, you know. NK. Because that´s the most realistic direction of Hell?

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When the bomb detonated, I thought, "Oh boy. Sh*t just got real."

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Well, nuclear war WOULD be the worst hell a human being can imagine. Yet some imbecils think they can escape Doom somehow even if they release it at their doorstep.

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It must be extraordinary chilling for the South Korean audience to see the mushroom cloud...... Lee Seung-gi is playing King once again this time fighting with the now metaphorical North Koreans.

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Loved the King 2 Hearts reference ;) .

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I'm not even South Korean and I also felt it was a chilling image. Way too likely a scenario in the near future.

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Seriously...I was like "f*********ck". I actually kinda teared up a second when they dropped The Bomb.

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been refreshing 100th time cos as usual subs are late . thanx for the juicy recap gf.

he sounds so mean but true to his nature at his bioplar confession but then gf pointed out he promices to love her and protect her for the rest of her life , even it’s just mere decades in his eternity. or he means juts till the job is done ?
i’m loving this gate of hell opening and how they have to stop it. grand stakes makes great drama. and don’t like the sound of sacrifices if sacrifice is necsry let it be son oh gong . he has lived and chilled enough . i can’t believe i’m saying this when seunggi is my one true bias (otb?) i just hope it’s not rainbows and sunshines at the end like mgig . i want a heartwrenchinb romance . i’m saying this now but this might come to bite me in the ass when angst kicks in.

i’m living for the zombie girl freezing and group chats excluding pouty monkey king.

bora and le seyounb are not cameos . there will stick around . atleast bora . zombie have to be put to rest someday

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Thanks for the great and super fast recap @girlfriday!!!

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Thanks again for the fast recap! Ive been refreshing like crazy! Now if only the subbed versions would come out just as speedily, *sob*! At least waiting for it does not seem so bad now that i have an idea whats happening so off to watch raw version. Keep being amazeballs Seunggi-ya!

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Thanks for your recap and comments, GirlFriday! I've watched it raw, and now know what to expect when I watch with subtitles.

That crack in the Bad Omen Jar really looks bad. It definitely has BUFFY-esque and DR. WHO vibes.

*Off to watch.*

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Buffy & Dr. Who. This show is in the big leagues.

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*waves to Lord Cobol*

Did you see my comments on episode 3?! It looks like Illyria Lite is in the house! Damn, I miss Lorne [Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan] -- and Andy Hallett. RIP, Green Prince. ;-)

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No Prisoner Zero this time around though, just a ground zero... (sorry, couldn’t resist).

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Thank you, girlfriday! Saves me from trying to figure out what happened from bad readings of the video snippets.
Oh Gong is so adorable though! Just looking at his expressions and swooniness gives me joy. Lee Seung Gi, why have I been sleeping on you? ❤️❤️

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Yessss!!! Now waiting for ep 5. Can I fast forward my life until all episodes are available?

The zombie girl is so cute. She is like the child of Sunmi and Monkey, what with Sunmi's blood and Monkey transforming it into blood butterfly that bring her back to (undead) life and her taking Sunmi's surname.

And I bet you my left shoe that history professor, Kang Dae Sung has something to do with either Buja's death or the pending apocalypse. Song Joon-Ho <3

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Agreed, zombie Jin Buma is adorable and really well-realized. The jump cuts ramped up my anxiety as she haltingly lurched to Sun-mi's house. I hope she's able to get closure and punishment for her killer.

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Buma might be my favorite character right now. The way she talks is hilarious!

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Can i repeat for the hundredths time that i loveeee this drama?
The story is fresh, fun, and exciting. I love Oh Gong and Samjang story too . Their chemistry is off the chart

I sense some wrenching story which is Hong sisters trademark when our otp gonna sacrifice to close the hell's gate ...

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thanks for the fast recap @girlfriday !

I enjoy secretary ma's endless gag of killing anyone who annoys mawang lol *it'll never get old*

why do I feel that oh gong will sacrifice himself to save sunmi so he'll be the one to close the door* no!*

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i really enjoy where this plot is going. With all the monsters and deity line up and depiction of hell to the key of possibly ending the hell thru son oh gong n samjang. CLEVER! im off to see how this plot unravel. I feel like watching an anime huhuhuhu

Thanks @girlfriday your recap super fast and super fulfilling!

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yup henc ethe importance of words he said i nep 2

the contract is valid till both of us are alive :(

everyone would assume that sam jang is the sacrifice..

but here is the thing:
In original story, sam jang is to travel to India to procure the sacred text and then become a god.. that was the objective..
monkey and 3 others agreed to follow him on the journey with aim of getting accepted back into the heaven.. HOWEVER

in the end, sam jang becomes god. BUT so does Monkey.. the others get accepted into varying positions in the heaven..

up until now hong sisters have retained all major arcs in the drama (brought upon in a very unexpected setting example.. original fights with demon of the day concept brought in with mawang's contract which is not even in sa jang's interest/mind)..

so if they were to remain true to story. this sacrifice has to be shared too..

Like in my girlfriend is a gumiho.. both die or both live

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I like this theory. Maybe she is the one destined to die. But in the course of protecting her, when he truly falls in love with her, he will sacrifice himself to save her. Maybe that selfless act would lead him to becoming a God. Or something along those lines. I'm fine with any ending as long as they don't kill her and do a reincarnation like with the Mawang 's lady in the portrait.

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your thoughts are not impossible to happened.
I am thinking the same way.

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I like that thought ~ Oh Gong selflessly sacrificing himself, with no thought of reward, will be what he needs to get into heaven. Monkey is such a selfish monkey after all 🐒

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Ooh that's interesting! I really hope the Hong Sisters go this route with the storytelling (where the monk and monkey live).

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I loved the recap and the comments.
I just wanna add one thing: Cha Seung Won’s laughter cracks me up 😆

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Lol this reminds me of when Lee Seungi's character vowed to love Ha Ji-won till the end of her days...and then at her deathbed reveal it was all a lie and get his petty revenge! Never mind the fact that he was gonna "pretend" to be in love with her, her entire life, then marry her and stay with her till she freaking dies! LOL! His plans were so freaking ineffective I died every time!

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You beat me to it! I was just about to make the comment that Oh Gong reminds me so much of Lee Jaeha. And the same scene when he said that he would love Hang Ah, and just before she dies, he'll tell her that he never did...sounds so similar to what Oh Gong is saying now about loving Sam Jang till she dies. Also the way he plays with Sam jang's feelings, saying he loves her and then cursing that he does, reminds me of how Jaeha played with Hang Ah's emotions too. But I love how both Oh Gong and Jaeha came through for their respective ladies when it was needed.

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I am having so much fun watching LSG here that it is so hard to suppress the urge to rewatch The King 2 Hearts. LSG wears the color petty the best!

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Yes me too! That was by far my favorite Lee Seungi drama. I loved his character to bits. It was just such a fan character but one with so much emotional depth that I was with him every step of the way. Just remembering his reaction to his brother's news is making me sad! :( On the other hand, the romance was soo swoony as well? That is when he wasn't being a brat and making plans to love her to death :P

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Haha when he was a brat I still loved him (what's wrong with me?)...I mean who else is entitled to be a brat but a prince? I swooned so hard when he learned how to love properly.

Okay, that's it, make room in your schedule, Kimbap, to hop back onto the K2H crack train!

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@kimbapnoona hahah me too! I knew he was being mean to her but I still loved him! :P I don't think anyone can pull off this kind of cheeky character other than him. He doe sit in such a boyish/ fun way that it never comes off as malicious and so I can never hate him even when I'm shaking my head at his antics.

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@silvermists 😂😂😂 Now for my own selfish reasons I want LSG to be typcasted forever as the cheeky bratty bad boy even when he is already an ahjussi just so I can adoringly shake my head at his hilariously immature and petty antics!

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@kimbapnoona Hehe. Never grow up from your immature ways Lee Seungi! :P

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YES!!! I loved his character in King2Hearts! No one plays the cheeky rascal quite like Seungi. He is just charm personified even when he's doing the baddest things. I'm so looking forward to him realizing his feelings and having to make it up to her like Jaeha. :P

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I'm looking forward to him making up to Sam jang too! It'll be so much fun!

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Dramaland is strange place where we fall in love with alien,goblin,grim repear,manga lead.........
At it's now time to update the list by adding🐒.

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i haven't watched this episode yet... but just wanted to chime in that Lee Seung Gi is so darn cute in this role - Cha Seung Won is so funny in his role - i really am enjoying this cast and the story (all 3 eps that i've watched, that is)!

i feel like a proud mother, watching Seung Gi... he's grown up so nicely.

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yay! thank you girlfriday for the recaps-:) after watching it RAW this is a missing piece where everyone wants to go to.

I like how the story is developing so far, seems like what Mawang is speculating might be true. i'm afraid to think that what @silvermists thoughts might be happening but it's not a far cry either to happened.
Well, as long as we are on track i'll be enjoying this show as much!

Thank you once again GF , both of you (JB) are doing great in recapping this drama as usual.

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Oh-gong shedding a single tear while declaring that he is just fine had me 😂😂😂 because he is so fine!

The problem for me with watching Hong Sisters dramas is the expectation that there is going to be some awesome cameo at every turn. I so wanted So Ji-sub showing up at the Kingdom Hotel throwing a pool party with fireworks for all the guests!

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I thought Kingdom was both a reference to MS mall and the soon (hopefully) upcoming zombie sageuk.

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Ha never underestimate the Hong Sisters' ability to pile on the layers of meta upon meta!

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Based on that bad omen, it might also refer to "kingdom come"!

The Kingston Trio - "The Merry Minuet" 1959 STEREO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z26XJbnpeA

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I don´t really think destruction of humanity is a bad omen though.

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At this point the destruction of humanity is probably not a bad omen for all except humans.

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@kimbapnoona should we petition to just let humanity be destroyed, all be damned? Or should we just ask for more zombies? That might solve everything...

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Oh no @redfox! Humanity cannot be destroyed yet because I still have not caught up with the latest episodes of I Am Not a Robot. Now I am having so much fun watching Hwayugi at least wait until it finishes airing.

Or.....we can just ask for more zombies in Hwayugi. Is that an acceptable compromise?

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i totally was on witch's court territory with girl abuse attached to it .. :P

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I really like that Oh Gong is aware that it's just the bracelet (supposedly) that is making him love her. It wouldn't be nearly as interesting or fun if he was in love with her and unaware that he's being forced into it. Sure what he says comes across as mean sometimes, but there is also a lot of humor in his dilemma. Of course I can't wait until he falls in love for real and realizes he's not being so pouty and petty simply because of a bracelet. And I can totally picture her not believing a word he says once he does say he's actually in love with her. It's going to be great.

I don't have too many worries about this ending on a sad note. I do picture Oh Gong as being the one who has to make the ultimate sacrifice (as if he'd let Sun-mi get hurt), but he'll be rewarded in the end for it.

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because dumbledore taught us there is nothing more powerful than sacrificing for love.. (although love has to be the most selfish reason.. i don't know why it is counted as self less reason.. like example.. it is absolutely selfish to hurt myself if it means i can stop my kids or parents from hurting :( )

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I cannot wait until Oh Gong's fake love becomes real love and he realizes it.

I really enjoy the minor characters as a collective group as much as I love the main characters. It's been so fun watching this drama, I missed this feeling of anticipating for the next episode to air. 2018 is off to a good start!

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as far as i see it.. kdrama world alternates annually
2017 lacklustre, 2016 gud (signal, goblin, w.. otherwise also too many hits for channels), 2015 lacklustre, 2014 gud (starting year you from another star continued, ..lot of other ones), 2013 only second half delivered some gud ones.. 2012 again was a gud yr.. 2011i don't remember ..gumiho was a hit though

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When I hear "sacrifice," I cross my fingers and start spinning the prayer wheel.

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I'm just waiting for someone to yell Kamehameha...

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i did it for them hahahahaha

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That's why I always make sure to read recaps even when I am busy! @girlfriday comments are just sooo funny! I died at laughter when I read the "Dragon Ball time"!😂😂 And pouty monkey is indeed one the cutest things ever! ... Also watching Secretary Ma proposing to kill someone or Ma Wang and Oh-gong petty fights will never get old.😂

I think we agree by now that this drama is so good and funny but what really mesmerize me here are the OSTs.
Of course I've loved OSTs before but these have a special effect on me. I can hardly explain. Everytime I hear a note of one of the song, it seems like it reaches my soul and makes me feel all kinds of emotions. Weird I know. 😅

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and let me guess..that song is behind you :P

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I don't even know the titles yet 😅 but it's both songs. I am waiting for the OSTs to be officially released to get a hold of them.

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they have played only 3 songs up until now.. and 2 already officially released..
Nu'est - let me out - when he flies from the moon
Bumkey - the umbrella scene

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Thank you for telling me!
I listened to an excerpt of one of the song on Youtube yesterday and I read comments saying it was Bumbey's and that it wasn't officially released. Guess I should have done more research.
Now I am off to download them even though I am afraid it won't feel the same if I listen to them on a loop...😑

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how does the skirt not flip when the zombie is in headstand position. when monkey pushes her to save the assistant?

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Zombie Girl's skirt has rigor mortis, just like its wearer. ;-)

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That whole group chat ordeal cracked me up! 😂😂😂

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I found stinky zombie girl rather hilarious, but kimchi chilled zombie girl, meh.

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Just as some families have dedicated kimchi fridges, Monkey should spring for a dedicated zombie freezer. ;-)

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I am telling you, it will become trendy in 2018 to have a zombie fridge at home. ... I just wanted to say "Long live the zombies [and technological advances done for their sakes´]!", but I guess that´s...not exactly appropriate.

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I am honestly so excited to see where this show goes. I love the characters, the setting, and the mythology is fantastic! More please! Thanks for the recap!

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I can't tell you guys how much I love when javabeans and girlfriday team up on a drama.

Javabeans kinda represents how I think about a drama, picking apart plots and characters from the story-telling perspective, and then girlfriday just reflects all the squealy fluffy feelings of my heart, just with more words and less "AAAAALKJGFHGIJHSOCUTEWHYY".

I love you guys so much, lol

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Oh-gong is soooo petty,i love it..Lee Seung Gi is sooo good playing this types of characters,makes me remeber his Jae Ha sooo much,both were so petty and childish...Oh-gong sure was cruel with his confession but somehow on a more comic way like that mix of the charm and his real will....Laughed so much at Mawan singing that "I Love You" jjajja ....I guess we all concluded the second we saw that Kang Dae-sung that he is the one who killed more likely our precious zombie....I really must prepare myself for the ultimate bittersweet ending as Oh-gong is a Immortal and sonner or later they will part,her being human,don't let him stay all alone for eternity...Can't they make her immortal as well for once...

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As someone who watched the HK drama Journey To The West during my childhood, I am really loving this modern adaptation and the little changes that have been put into play. It's like I know the story but they have made it cuter and more romantic. I mean who knew the golden band that was originally used as a punishment and item to control Monkey King could be something that would make him fall in love. It's also funny because love is seen as a temptation to lure humans and not something immortals seeking heavenly enlightenment would do. But I'm totally digging it. I think everyone is playing their roles so well. So glad this show didnt get cancel due to all the mishaps. HWAYUGI HWAITING!

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A couple of things.
1. I'm glad I stuck to the 4 episode rule. I wasn't sure about this one, but, despite its flaws, I'm enjoying it.

2. Friendship between Sam Jang and Zombie Girl, yes! This makes me very happy. Please don't ruin it.

3. The Great Sage. That is all.

4. How do I get Secretary Ma's wardrobe?

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I think this may be the funniest episode so far! I rewatched all the scenes related to the group texting running joke a bajillions times. I love how how the Hong sisters ramped it up. I love how they all had different text notifications tones, so by the end you've heard like 5 different sounds.
1. SOG finds out that CEO Sa chats with Sun-mi. [Okay...]
2. SOG realizes that PK also got a text the same time CEO Sa did.
3. SOG finds out it's a group chat and both CEO Sa and PK are invited. [a little offended...]
4. SOG finds out that the siblings are invited too. [starting to feel really left out...]
5. SOG finds out that Secretary Ma was also invited. [starting to feel hurt. Even Secretary Ma? But she's like the enemy!]
6. SOG finds out that Buja also got invited to the chat. [Buja didn't even exist until yesterday! Wow...this is too much!]
7. SOG finds out that Mawang was now part of the chat group. [Pretty much everyone except SOG. Feeling super left out.]

I love how everyone thinks it's no big deal. And I liked how Sun-mi didn't want to bother SOG...but you know that SOG is probably just sitting at home waiting for her to call and waiting for her to tell him she needs his help.

I also enjoyed the moment of Sun-mi knowing that large parasitic monster attached itself to her, but the temptation of eating like crazy and not gain weight - I feel ya! Been so cold lately, I barely moved during my winter break, and now my skirts feel tight.

I so agree with girlfriday's assessment: "I found the swooniest thing of all to be Oh-gong’s negotiation with Mawang over the length of his contract, because without batting an eyelash, he effectively agreed to love Sun-mi for the rest of her life. "

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Petty, grumpy, feeling left out Lee Seung Gi is my favorite Lee Seung Gi, and I hope the group chat continues because it's priceless. However his time in the military did amp up his ability to turn up the heat a bit, and I also appreciate this side of LSG.

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Post army Lee Seung Gi is really working on me. How is it that a military stint can do wonders on all these male celebs? It can't just be the buff but Seunggi is extra manly post military phew!

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I don't really know much about the Korean military, but I suppose the experience makes some of them just plain grow up. It adds layers and complexity to their acting that may have been missing before. I agree with you that Seung Gi post-military is a fine specimen, and not just physically.

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I agree, it's the sense of maturity that adds an extra manliness that I just couldn't see in him before!

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Love your step-by-step breakdown of SOG's reactions through the chatroom progression!! Brilliant! 😂😂😂

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I totally forgot a few steps:

5a. PK assumed SOG was in the chat and then said aloud the obvious: "oh so Sun-mi didn't invite him..." [Unintentional burn!! Ouch!]
5b. PK laughed at a message from the Fairy that was really funny [rubbing salt into the wound because SOG doesn't know what he's talking about because he's not in the chat]
5c. SOG checks his phone and there's still no invite [upset and sad...].

he totally feels like a young teenage girl. i almost feel bad for him...

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hehehe there seriously needs to be a video compilation of these scenes!! Too good!!

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My scale is possessed too, that's why the number never goes down! I wish Oh Gong could come and fix it!

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Yeah, mine has been possessed for years! I only need to breathe for it to increase! Sohn Oh Gong!!! (In the form of Lee Seunggi, please!) I'm sure it'll work!

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Loved it! Thank you for the recap!
The comedy of this drama is golden. Monkey and cow are hilarious and even all the supporting characters are really funny and make a perfect addition.
I too missed the fact that monkey and SM were not often together in this episode but the comedic value of the group chat was amazing.
The avatars they use are the copy of the plush toys that have been made for each character. So adorably cute!

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I have a feeling those plush toys will make a killing just like Pig Rabbit for youre beautiful

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Is the peddler grandma Ma Wang's love? The actress that played one of the two older female reporters (the smaller one) in Jealousy Incarnate? At one point they show Ma Wang's love in the past, second scene, and I thought hey that looks like a slightly younger version of that actress from JI. Then the grandma showed up and it was that actress, made to look older. We havent really seen MW's love full face except in the portrait because first scene she's turned away, second has bottom of her face hidden. Likely a reason for that.

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Near the end I was like "oh cool, fighter jets!" Then "oh crap, the fighter jets are bombing the city!" And finally "Did they just drop The Bomb?!?!?" O.o I guess Sun-mi will have a lot on her plate if she is tasked with stopping the impending apocalypse.

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hmm, the fighter jets could be bombing something else. or someone.still, that´s no excuse. People should get a bare rock in space if they want to fight. Environment suffers, we are not the only ones here.

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I beg to differ slightly on the "contractual involuntary love" - actually Sun-Mi has bound Oh-Gong to slavery. A contract involves an exchange of benefits made in good faith and free will. An involuntary contract is an oxymoron.

Of course, Oh-gong's desire to eat her is just as bad - so in the end, perhaps it is the lesser of two evils.

One reason the JttW allusion was going to be problematic is the symbolism and value system inherent in JttW relating to the Monkey God. Symbolically, one interpretation is that the Monkey God represents free will and liberty against the tyranny and will of the other gods. In the value system present at the time, naturally "submitting to the will of the Gods" is held as good while any being unwilling to be subject to the gods are demonic. To find salvation is to bring oneself back into service of the gods. The Monkey God has a Prometheus like quality.

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Ah!! The drama gods are kind to me and my drama drought is finally over. 🙏🏼
This show is so much fun. 🤣😁
It’s campy, romantic, scary, and serious all rolled up in one. I’m love it! 💕

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Isn't Sun-Mi a little inconsistent, sometimes smart and sometimes a bit stupid? She should already know that by putting the Geumganggo on Oh Gong she has done a big favor for Ma-wang? So basically, she should say "Why should I sign the contract when what we did gave benefit to the both of us. We both acted selfishly."

And she is an experienced business person - she understands the nature of contracts and the exchange of consideration.

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I like the Addams-family style macabre humour but that's about it. I can't relate emotionally to any of the characters (except little girl Sun-Mi at the very beginning) and I need more structure in the storytelling. The way events unfold feels too random. Cheap looking special effects don't help. Neither do all the weird wardrobe choices. Pass.

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LSG is sooo friggin smexy (even in that fur coat). i dunno if it's just that i've been missing lsg cos he's been gone so long or if he just got soooo much hotter...i can't decide but the outcome is still the same. hahaha

only LSG could pull off this genuine fake love. hahaha...how can he sound so enamored with her while saying such mean things? it's great so far. i'm very happy to see these episodes in good shape. i hope this continues.

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hmm.. so princess iron fan was punished and banished to earth because of monkey .. since she refused to give the fan to him for illtreating her and bull's son redboy :) ( will they have redboy in this series..although doubtful)... so monkey impersonated bull king adn then became a fly to enter her stomach and punch her from the inside to make her give the fan :P

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Nah im not thinking of the kingdom from masters sun butthe kingdom from witch's court:)

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Yes, it was the same for me. But now I can see why it is the one from the Master's Sun :-)

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I love the direction the show is going with this, and, I appreciate the cast that was chosen; LSG and CSW are excellent. I hadn't seen much of OYS except for Please, Come Back Mister in which I absolutely adored her character.

Anyway, thanks for the recap Girlfriday.

BTW, I must say that I really enjoy the OST track by Bumkey 😍

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The snow scene at the end is really beautiful~
I love their chemistry sooo much.
It's been a long time there is such a creative drama

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This sacrifice/sealing-the-door-to-hell business somehow reminds of that darn bell in Eternal Love (the Chinese drama) that always needs to be sealed and needs a soul to be sacrificed in order to be sealed (and its effectivity only holds for some 70,000 years or so). If Son Oh-gong (and this is clutching at straws) becomes the sacrifice at the end, will Sun-mi be able to call him out again? (Similar to what happened in the burnt photo)

I'm now curious as to how the story behind Mawang's wife (Princess Iron Fan) weaves into this. That occupation-era flashback gives me the Chicago Typewriter vibes. Heh. :)

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So are potential presidential candidates who are secretly evil a new trope?

We had one in K2, Black, and now here in the form of the history professor.

Lovin’ this series so far btw...

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there was also some sort of mayor or governor candidate in Witch´s court and there´s probably more

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Somehow i still don't see Oh-gong's real love for Sun Mi yet but i'm sure the more she relies on him the more he'll fall for her (for real), and i can't wait to see it.

Also, only now i noticed that frosty and summer fairy were played by the same actor lmao.

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I'm wondering how it's going to work out. A powerful deity and a mortal. I worry that that will be the most painful angst just after we get past all the fun magical shenanigans and saving the world business.

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You know this reminds me of the concept in The Greatest Love, where the male lead thinks he's in love with the female lead because of some device, then he regrets it at the end when he realizes the love is real. Oh Hong Sisters

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