Some memories don’t fade with time but grow deeper as the years pass. This week is dedicated to the seven most important people in the lives of our cast and highlight how their presence, however brief, has affected another person’s life. Get ready for an episode of high school reunions, childhood crushes, close friends, family, and mentors that all of us can relate to.
With the hundreds of guests that have appeared on this show over the years, not everyone has had the easiest time. So this week, our cast will seek out those whom they’ve felt most guilty towards, offer up their apologies, and give them a chance to redeem themselves. Once they’ve cleared the air with other celebrities, they’ll spend some time to look inward and examine their own hearts with the people who matter most in Running Man: each other.
Technological advancements can often be a double-edged sword—while it makes so many tasks more convenient nowadays, many of these developments now replace the need for humans to fulfill those very tasks. So this episode will test the age-old question of man vs. machine, the human brain vs. programming code, and find out which side will win out. Will it be the future robot overlords or their creators?
This week’s episode might be dedicated to voting, though I’ll say it does little teach any of us about the national voting system itself. Our cast will get a say on who will be the majority leader of the hour, but those power trips are short-lived compared to the large chunk dedicated to all of the celebrity sightings before any of the actual elections. And when you think that majority will rule by avoiding unanimous results, you’ll find that true power is in the hands of the few, or in this case, just one.
Never could I have imagined there would be a day that being a walking bad luck charm would come in handy. But that’s exactly what this episode is all about: hoping that misfortune and misery can lead to victory. Listening to everyone’s woes tears at my heart, but at least everyone is a good sport about testing just how out of luck they really are.
And if you thought that no one that unlucky in this world, well, you’d be wrong.
There are many questions that have gone unanswered over the years on this show, so this is the week where we’ll finally put some matters to rest. It’s time to answer some viewers’ questions about our cast members, even getting an insider perspective on what some of them are like. Jokes will be made, faces will be compared, and some feelings will be unmasked once and for all.
Our cast will be racing against the sands of time in the second half of this Dubai adventure. They’ll get a taste of spices, a touch of gold, and feel the heat in a race that somehow involves a golden grasshopper. Sometimes I wonder if they even understand the rules since we’re told bits and pieces of it as the race progresses. Still, the teams will do their best to make the best out of a trip that has taken them to new heights and lands.
Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions. Our cast flies out to Dubai with a couple of friends and will meet all sorts of challenges and create unforgettable memories. What starts off as a relaxing trip will have an edge of competitiveness as they jump from great heights, try the local treats, and eat the golden sand, all to make sure they have a roof over their heads that night. Will they be able to make it through the day or burn under the sun?
One of two things will happen this week: you’ll either drool over all the delicious food or be giddy at the chock full of Monday Couple moments. Our cast will race against the clock in a battle against their own stomachs, hitting up seven different eateries. Twelve hours might seems like plenty of time, but when the planned itinerary spans the entire country, they’ll need every minute of every hour to eat to their heart’s content and stuff themselves until they can’t eat another bite.
A new crop of interns will be joining the ranks among our cast this week, but these fresh faces of the workforce are actually the grand sunbaes of the entertainment industry. Learning the variety ropes will be harder for some than others, but it quickly becomes apparent that our cast members will have the hardest time of all. Because how do you show respect to your sunbae who you know is your hoobae for a day?