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6.3 - Review of Episode 3 of Gyeongseong Creature

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 3 of Gyeongseong Creature, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Park Seo-joon as Jang Tae-sang, Han So-hee as Yoon Chae-ok,  Wi Ha-jun as Kwon Jun-taek, Kim Soo-hyun as Lady Maeda, Jo Han-chul as Yoon Joon-won, Ji Woo as Myeong-ja, Jo Han-chul as Yoon Joon-won, and Kim Hae-sook as Nawol daek. We discuss:

  • The song we feature during the recap: Time by Baek A, the acoustic version

  • Whether or not we think Jang Tae-sang had an affair with Lady Maeda

  • Jang Tae-sang’s plan to re-enter Ongseong Hospital

  • The game mahjong

  • The drawing of Yoon Chae-ok’s mom and how it landed in Jang Tae-sang’s hands through the tailor

  • Jang Tae-sang’s encounter with the samurais who beat him up

  • How Sachimoto helped Jang Tae-sang and Kwon Jun-taek  re-enter the hospital

  • How Yoon Chae-ok doesn’t hesitate to kill the doctor when she saves the children

  • The significance of fireworks to the Korean military and Korean culture

  • The amazing cinematography in this episode, particularly during the fireworks scene

  • How Dr. Ichiro is trying to train the creature

  • What anthrax is really is and Joanna’s anthrax story

  • What we thought about the title of this episode: Signal, Between Obsession and Perseverance

  • The amazing and beautiful Han So-hee



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  1. I think the powder is styptic powder, to stop the bleeding. It used to come in sticks when I was a child, probably used for shaving nicks.

  2. Its likely Sulfanilamide, which was used in WWII.

  3. Thanks for your input. I agree that the powder was likely some kind of antiseptic/antibiotic agent. Both styptic powder and sulfanilimide are good possibilities. Though, looking at that wound, I think Jang Tae-Sang needed stitches as well. It's pretty impressive that he could pull a rickshaw, fight off Japanese soldiers and jump down from ceiling vents with that wound. But then again, he's Jang Tae-Sang...


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