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1.15 - Episode 14 of Hotel Del Luna

In this episode, we recap and analyze episode 14 of Hotel Del Luna. Man Wol is convinced that Koo Chan Sung is a reincarnated Chyung Myung. She knows she can’t kill Koo Chan Sung, so she gives the moon ornament to Ji-won to make him stronger, knowing Ji-won will try to kill Koo Chan Sung. Koo Chan Sung battles and tricks Ji-won and is saved by the hotel staff and the grim reaper. As a result, Koo Chan Sung saves Man Wol from being turned to ashes. Chyung Myung finally appears to Man Wol in human form, but instead of bringing him to hell and then vanishing, Man Wol is finally empty and will allow Chyung Myung to go to the afterlife.

As a final punishment, Man Wol must accompany Chyung Myung to the bridge to the afterlife. At the end of the episode, Man Wol and Chyung Myung are on the bridge. Man stops, turns around and walks back to Koo Chan Sung. 

We do a short recap of the show, and then we dive deep into the episode. We discuss:


  • This week’s featured song from the Hotel Del Luna OST -Can You Hear Me by Ben.

  • How Man Wol is convinced that Koo Chan Sung is a reincarnated Chyung Myung because of things he’s done and said, including holding her head a certain way when Koo Chan Sung exited the tunnel.

  • How Man Wol betrayed Koo Chan Sung by giving Ji-won the moon ornament so that he would become stronger and be able to kill Koo Chan Sung.

  • How Koo Chan Sung battled and vanquished Ji-won by tricking him about the full moon; he was saved by the bartender, bellman, guest manager and grim reaper.

  • How Koon Chan Sung saved Man Wol from being turned to ashes by Mago.

  • How Joanna is Team Koo Chan Sung and Jen is Team Chyung Myung.

  • What it meant when Mago told Man Wol to empty herself 

  • The meaning of 666 (the room where Seo-hee brought Ji-won) to Catholics; it’s from the book of Revelation. 

  • Hyung Jun’s story and how he is waiting for his sister to die. He finally tells Yuna that he will be leaving the hotel soon.

  • How heartbreaking it was to see Koo Chan Sung sobbing at the bus stop after a month of waiting for Man Wol to come back.

  • The K Drama elements in this episode:

    • Crying (mostly by Koo Chan Sung)

    • Alcohol

    • Flowers

    • Triangles

    • Wrist grabs

  • Our favorite Man Wol outfits

  • Our favorite lines from the episode

  • The many ways to say Thank You in Korean, including how to say it formally and casually


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K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

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