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6.5 - Review of Episode 5 of Gyeongseong Creature

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 5 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-hun 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 we featured during the recap: Forever by SUHO, instrumental version. 

  • Kwon Jun-taek’s background, motivations and relationship with Jang Tae-sang. 

  • Kwon Jun -taek’s father now knows that his son is a rebel. He tries to bribe Dr. Ichiro with a briefcase full of money. 

  • How Col. Kato is the scariest man in the base. He doesn’t care about the soldiers or the Joseon people being killed by the creature.  

  • How Col. Kato realized that Yoon Chae-ok is the creature’s daughter and is now wondering how he can use her. 

  • How Yoon Chae-ok wants to fight to the end, while Jang Tae-sang is going to do whatever he needs to do to stay alive. 

  • The heartbreaking realization by Yoon Chae-ok that her mother had been, or is, at the base. 

  • How Jang Tae-sang finds Yoon Chae-ok and while he wants to escape and find another way to learn about her mother, she can’t give up the search for her mother. 

  • The possible kilig moments in this show between our two leads. 

  • How Jang Tae-sang is a planner, while Yoon Chae-ok has a bias for action. 

  • What’s happening with the other characters: Yoon Joon-won, Lady Maeda, Commissioner Ishikawa. 

  • What our K Drama elements are and why we talk about them. 

  • The K Drama elements we find in this episode: Crying, food, wrist grab, triangles, flowers. 

  • The title: Desperation: Between denial and truth. 

  • The beautiful and talented Kim Soo-hyun who plays Lady Maeda. She spent time in the US, speaks perfect English, and has played roles in American movies!



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.


  1. While Kim Soo-hyun may indeed be beautiful and talented, I don't think he's talented enough to play Lady Maeda!

  2. Did anyone notice Kwon Joon Taek getting an injection at about 33:10?

    1. I didn't mean to comment anonymously

  3. Yes, you're right! I totally skipped over that. Now another thread that we'll have to look back on if something unexpected happens to Kwon Jun-Taek


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