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6.4 - Review of Episode 4 of Gyeongseong Creature

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 4 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, Ji Woo as Myeong-ja, Jo Han-chul as Yoon Joon-won, and Kim Hae-sook as Nawol daek. We discuss:

  • The song that we feature during the recap: Time, electric version, by LEAFY.

  • We thank listeners who recently commented on the website.

  • We now know what Jang Tae-sang was really doing when he was goofing around Gyeongseong: playing mahjong, riding a rickshaw aimlessly, ordering a new suit at the tailor shop.

  • Why Sachimoto risked his neck and help Jang Tae-sang; we think it’s related to Yoon Chae-ok’s mom.

  • What we think of Kwon Jun-taek: where he came from, his relationship with Jang Tae-sang, and why he entered the hospital (to look for two comrades who were recently picked up by the Japanese Army).

  • Why Jang Tae-sang didn’t reveal who Sachimoto was when Yoon Chae-ok first met Sachimoto

  • The heartbreaking scene where Yoon Chae-ok talks to Sachimoto about his drawing of her mother. Sachimoto admits that he drew Yoon Chae-ok’s mother but he says he doesn’t know where she is or what happened to her.

  • How Sachimoto is the only person who has the full picture: where Yoon Chae-ok’s mom is and what happened to her.

  • Jang Tae-sang’s flashback of a boy in the snow.

  • How Jang Tae-sang changed his mind and helped the children escape the hospital.

  • Why Yoon Chae-ok continued to insist on looking for Myeong-ja.

  • The growing feelings between Jang Tae-sang and Yoon Chae-ok.

  • How Dr. Ichiro is trying to train the monster.

  • How the monster broke out of her prison and managed to take the elevator upstairs, killing scores of soldiers in the process.

  • We now know why Lady Maeda wanted Myeong-ja kidnapped: she wanted the baby!

  • The cliffhanger of an ending where Jang Tae-sang is face to face with the creature.

  • The K Drama elements in this episode, especially the brewing triangle between Col. Kato. Dr. Ichiro and Lady Maeda.

  • What we thought of the title of the episode: Imprinting, Between Causality and Fate.  

  • We talk about the amazing and varied career or Jo Han-chul who plays Yoon Joon-won

  • Japanese honorifics, specifically the word “san” and “sensei.”

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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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