Hwayugi, A Korean Odyssey Live Recap Episode 19

Live recap for the Korean drama Hwayugi, A Korean Odyssey episode 19
Okay, y’all, collective breath…this is the second to last episode of Hwayugi and OG is going to battle a dragon. But before all of that gets started, we have to find out what happened in the morning after Seon-mi and Oh Gong had their first (and last?) night together, FINALLY. Can we have just 5 minutes of cuteness to start the episode please, drama? Just a moment where they can cuddle and gain some strength before they have to go save the world?

It’s farewell week for Hwayugi, so I decided to post this live recap extra early. I’ll probably do the same thing for tomorrow’s live recap post as well! Hwayugi has been one crazy ride (to say the least!) and I’m itching to see just what this episode will bring.

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Shorthand (Character Chart)
Jin Seon Mi,Sam Jang – SJ| Woo Hwi, Woo Mah Wang – MW | Son Oh Gong – OG | Jeo Pal Kye – PK | Sah Oh Jeong – OJ | Jin Boo Ja – Zombie or Z | Winter god – WG | Han Sun Nyeo (winter gods sister) – SN | MW’s secretary – SM | Seon Mi’s secretary – Sec | Su Bo Ri Teacher – BR | Kang Dae Seong – DS | Goong Gang Go (bracelet) – GGG

Airing Time: March 3rd, 21:00 Seoul
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OG and SJ are in the bed and OG is delicately running his fingers over her face. He leans in and kisses her deeply. They continue kissing and holding each other. He pulls her closer to him and rolls over on top of her, the camera scrolls away to shooting stars outside and we come back to clothes strewn on the couch and flowers and water. We hear SJ saying she loves OG over and over again. She wonders why she let all her love build, she should have just let it all out. OG says that he has something to brag about to her, when he can show it to her, she will like it a lot.

OG is holding SJ from behind and they are wrapped in a long towel and looking out the window. OG kissed SJ on her little ggg and they continue to hold each other.

Cut to PK driving like a crazy man. He thinks back to ASY taking over Buja’s body and we see the red park on his wrist that MW put there.

Alice talks to MW about PK and what he is doing. She thinks PK will die. MW says that PK should be strong enough to defeat her, but he limited his power…ah, everything is messed up.

PK arrives at the candidate and the candidate hears that they have an unexpected guest. He tells PK that he really is an unexpected guest. PK wants to know if the candidate knows Jong Sera, does he know her! PK is about to attack the candidate, but MW shows up and stops him. He puts his hand on PK’s shoulder which freezes PK in a way, he can’t move and just holds the shoulder that MW is holding.

MW tells the candidate that PK loves Sera and he is upset because his lover lives there. MW asks the candidate what his relationship is with Sera. He might be in big trouble to have young girls living with him. The candidate says that Sera is the daughter of a patient his foundation supported. Meanwhile, PK is in a lot of pain as he tries to move out of MW’s grip. But MW just turns him around and walks him out.

They see ASY in the hallway and MW has to with strain PK again. PK goes up to ASY and asks her, how can you…how can you…how can you do this? They walk off and ASY is left looking affected by PK’s words.

MW is upset at PK for crazily driving to the candidate’s place without a plan. He wants to strike PK, but Alice jumps in front of him. MW tells them that ASY will die soon and so will the black dragon, they will have to take care of the candidate after that. OG has put his life in danger to take care of the black dragon.

OG is still Naked in bed, he wakes up and SJ isn’t there, but then he sees her watching him and smiles. He asks who this person is sneak peaking him in his own house. They talk playfully about throwing the candy to make stars and then we cut to them both sitting on the couch. SJ keeps talking about all the fun things they did like eating ice cream and watching a movie and cotton candy and all those things. She wants to do that again and she wants to feed him her own food. She thinks it was fun to go to their old town, perhaps they can go there again and meet the white heron again.

But OG just wonders why; his back is to her now as he contemplates all that they have to do while filling his drink. SJ wants to meet white heron again so she can find out some more things to know in order to save the world. OG sits back on the couch and tells her to go to her hometown and ask the white heron all the things she wants to ask her, but she should go there with Winter God just in case there is something dangerous going on.

They cuddle on the couch for a moment, but SJ thinks that she has to go to work. They joke that she can just miss work, but SJ says that she can’t just miss work. Then OG lovingly talks about the GGG and how SJ is a wonderful person. SJ runs off to work and OG wonders, can’t she just be late like a normal human.

ASY and the candidate talk about Sera, he wants to know if PK is really the boyfriend of the girl he killed. She says that he was. But then the conversation changes to SJ. The candidate thinks there is something about SJ, something about the way she looks right through him, he wants to see her again.

MW thinks that if he finds out that OG will try to defeat the dragon, she will just sacrifice herself. Or maybe she will run away, whatever happens, you are in the biggest trouble OG. But OG just shoots him some finger hearts. OG wants to know if MW wants to be a god again and he says that he will be, he will be in the highest position and no one will be able to bother his son. But then MW wants to know what weapon he has to fight against the black dragon and they talk about a sword that someone made to chop off the head of the black dragon.

Cut to WG telling ASY that they shouldn’t touch the artifact again since they already committed a crime

They meet at SJ’s workplace. SJ stares at the candidate and tells him that they will have normal peoples power against the candidate’s power, now she knows why she has this power, she has to stop him! She has power as a human to stop him! He should leave.

But he grabs her and they both have a vision of a dragon opening its eye. The candidate says that he just saw something important, goodbye. He leaves.

Meanwhile, OG meets with WG and tells him to protect SJ and keep her in one place today. He agrees. Then we see ASY talking with the candidate about the dragon. The candidate tells her that he saw the dragon, he thought it was a ceremonial thing, but now he knows that there really is a dragon there. With the dragon, will I have the power to destroy anything? ASY tells him that he will have more power than he knows what to do with. The candidate thinks that he will be the chosen one.

SJ is still in her office and starts thinking about the white heron. She thinks that the white heron survived so OG should be okay also. But then WG shows up and says that he will wait for her when she is ready to leave. The sec comes in and asks her if she is leaving, but then SJ has a vision about the sec and his daughter at her wedding. The sec is crying like a baby at his daughter’s photo shoot. So, this vision shows that the world wasn’t destroyed.

SJ tells her sec not to cry too much when his daughter gets married. He says he is a cool dad, so he won’t cry. SJ tells him that the normal happy world will continue, so she is relieved. Bye-bye.

She leaves and goes to meet WG outside by the cars. OG secretly watches her. Flashback to OG telling WG, if he dies, just tell SJ that the GGG broke and he ran away. She will believe it because he is still wearing the GGG.

But SJ feels something and turns to where OG is, but she isn’t there. He appears again when SJ and WG drive away.

BR wants MW to help OG, but it sounds like a betrayal. SM tells BR that MW is on OG’s side, so don’t instigate him! But then she gives MW a thumbs up, did she do a good job?

MW goes to the devil shop and talks to the boy there. He needs a metal detector and a key. The boy tells him that he is a loyal customer, so he will tell him that she told halmoni that he called him ajusshi and she was super angry. Then he tells him that PK came there to buy a lighter because he doesn’t have any power. They think PK might burn Buja with it, it is a super powerful lighter. MW wonders if he should just release PK’s power.

ASY meets some women and mesmerizes her to tell PK to go to the next studio for a wardrobe check. He goes there and sees ASY. She tells him that she called him, she has to tell him something, she isn’t going to help the candidate, she will help OG. But PK doesn’t want to hear it, he just wants to kill her. ASY says he can’t kill her because OG is protecting her, but PK says that OG is protecting SJ, not her. PK pulls out the lighter and ASY pushes PK, he falls on the ground but ASY has the lighter now.

ASY wants to know if he was trying to kill her? She yells at him and throws the lighter on the ground, but it lands next to PK’s feet and lights him in a blue fire. PK crumbles to the ground in pain as the flame engulfs him


ASY leaves and runs into Alice. Alice wants to know why a monster like her is still there. ASY says everyone thinks she is a monster, so she will just be one. She walks off and Alice continues to PK. PK still has the blue flame all over him, he tells Alice not to come closer to him, he is okay, he can endure it, just call OG.

But Alice won’t leave, she tells him that her power is weak, but she can extinguish it because she is from the water land. Alice hugs PK tightly and the flame starts to go away. PK struggles to get out of her embrace, but she is too strong. Alice tells him that when the flame is gone, she will disappear, so just think that I went back to the sea palace.

The flame leaves and Alice limps immediately in PK’s arms. Bubbles start to float to the sky and PK cries over her.

OJ and OG are standing on a stage they created at the dragon spot. They talk about the dragon and what to do when it is awake. OJ asks where SJ is and he says that he sent her to that town, he feels sorry.

One of the doctors tells SJ that the white heron went far away. But perhaps SJ thinks she is lying. They wonder where the white heron might be. SJ looks around and then her eyes stop on one location. She says she remembers the white heron standing right there, she looked so sad. WG wants to leave, but SJ wants to stay and look around. Maybe the white heron left something.

She looks as evil as ever and is walking through a tunnel where a lot of homeless people are. She starts to kill everyone in the tunnel, by the time she gets to the end, we see blood all over her. She thinks of OG saying that he will kill the black dragon before it comes out. ASY says that she will release the dragon to the world since everyone thinks she is a monster.

SJ has a vision of the white heron. She tells WG that the white heron was waiting for something or someone. That is why she called me and OG, she was waiting for us, but she left because OG found something for her, why didn’t they tell me? Then SJ confronts WG, he knew that the white heron wasn’t there, why did he go there with her.

WG wants to keep SJ there, but then SJ brings up WG’s sister. He should know how sad she was when WG committed that crime. WG should take SJ to BR so she can find out what she needs to find out and will know what she needs to know.

SJ goes and meets BR in his office. She wants him to tell her what OG didn’t tell her.

MW tells SM that PK is hurt and Alice is dead. He won’t leave ASY alone. SM wants to take care of it, but MW says she can’t take care of it, MW wants to do it. But then BR shows up and tells MW that the Skyland will follow SJ’s will. They will take care of ASY, tell OG. MW thinks that things aren’t going the way OG planned.

The candidate leaves a meeting and then sees 3 protesters against him. He thinks back to SJ saying that normal people can take him down too, so don’t disregard them. He keeps walking into the building and sees ASY. She basically tells him that he is ready, he is bad enough. ASY still has blood on her and the candidate sees it, but he doesn’t need to know how she got it. He leaves and ASY thinks that the candidate might be the best groom for a bad soul.

Then she turns and BR with two other gods are right in front of her.

OJ fills OG in on everything that has happened. PK is hurt and Alice is dead. MW shows up and starts talking to OG. They need ASY to wake up the dragon before it becomes too strong. They talk back and forth about saving SJ. MW thinks that OG should just run away with SJ. Whatever happens, just take her and go somewhere. But OG says that isn’t cool and he wants to be a cool man to her, what if he told her that he is afraid of the black dragon, that would make him look silly, she thinks he is super great, so he wants to be stronger and stronger in front of her, she makes him want that.

MW tells OG that he used to cry so much about things, but now he is about to defeat a dragon. But perhaps SJ also wants to look cool to OG. Can OG stop SJ if SJ tries to matter in this business and take care of it herself? MW tells OG to just go home with him. Come back home. OG tells MW to have a hot bath ready and MW pats OG on the shoulder.

OJ comes back and asks OG what they should do. OG tells OJ to go home, but he will be there. OJ is the only god that OG can ask to take care of everything, so just go back home for now. OJ says okay as OG pats him on the shoulder.

BR tells OG that SJ is the link and he is proud of OG because OG wants to save the world. But OG says he isn’t doing this for his teacher or for people to like him in the Skyland.

Cut to ASY and the candidate at the dragon spot. All of the artifacts are there and ASY starts to call the dragon. It is dark, and a light is shining from one of the 3 artifacts. Then a wave ripples from the rock artifact and the weather changes all of a sudden.

OG and BR notice the weather change at BR’s office. They think that ASY must be waking up the dragon. OG realizes that BR must be trapping him there. Then we see a lot of gods surround OG in a large circle. OG is angry, he is trapped.

Back at the dragon, ASY cuts her hand and drops of blood come out, the blood becomes rose petals and travel down the river. The dragon opens its eyes again and ASY smiles. She turns to the candidate and tells him that it is awake, the dragon will come through this gate.

But then she thinks to BR saying that ASY needs to just wake up the dragon, not release it. But ASY is going to release it as well. She raises her hands and the world starts to shake. MW notices this and says that the black dragon woke up and is moving.

OG is still with BR and trapped. He wants to know, is BR relying on SJ? Is that the one they trust now?

Cut back to ASY. SJ tells her to stop! ASY turns and SJ is there. She tells ASY to not release the dragon. But the candidate tells her to continue. But the WG pushes ASY and she flies away to the side. They both disappear? I think so. There is only SJ and the candidate left.

Cut back to OG trying to break out, but he can’t, the gods are too strong. BR tells OG that this is SJ’s will. She asks BR to trap OG there. She ordered the Skyland to trap BR there.

Then we see SJ picking up the sword. The candidate approaches her, but she turns the sword on him. She said that she can stop the dragon by trapping it in her body and then remove it. The candidate won’t get anything. But then the candidate and SJ struggle and we see the candidate stabbing SJ with the sword. It goes all the way through her body. SJ bleeds from her mouth and the blood falls into the water.

The dragon is on the move in the water and blood is splattered all over the candidate. He drops the sword in shock and SJ looks at him. She tells him that he started his own destruction. Then we hear a roar.

The candidate looks around and we see the dragon shooting out of the water, it is in the air and approaching them. The candidate looks up at it and looks at the black dragon in shock, he tries to run away, but the dragon shoots toward him. SJ is trying to stand, she wants to trap the dragon.

OG uses all his anger and throws all the gods with all of his power and then disappears.

The dragon is swirling in the sky and looking at SJ, she bravely looks at the dragon as it roars right in front of her.


The dragon is right in front of SJ and is roaring, but SJ just looks at it and stays there. But then OG runs up and picks up the knife. He points it at the dragon in determination and holds his ground in front of it. SJ passes out behind him and something shoots from the dragon. SJ hits the dragon and it rockets back and starts to disappear.

OG is bleeding and can’t stand. But he is able to stand and run to SJ’s side. She is unconscious. He cradles her in his arms and they both disappear.

Meanwhile, BR is wondering how OG broke their god shield. MW shows up, BR wants to know if MW helped him and MW says that he just gave OG a little more power. Skyland wanted to see SJ’s result and MW wanted to see OG’s choice. But BR says that the dragon didn’t disappear, it is still here.

ASY tells WG that the dragon will still be released to the world and looks up at the darkened sky. Then we see the dragon still in a state of half alive in the air. WG goes to the gate and freezes it so the dragon cannot come in.

OG cradles Sj in his arms and calls her name…Jin Seon-mi…Jin Seon-mi. Then SJ’s eyes open. She tells him that she is sorry and a tear falls. But the sky is dark above her. SJ sees it and tells OG that he shouldn’t be there, he should go. But he says that he doesn’t want to. SJ says that he has to listen to everything she asks him to do and she wants him to go and finish it. She really wanted their love to not disappear, but she is okay because of the GGG, it relieves her.

She touches a bloody hand to OG’s face and he starts to cry. She tells him, when you are alone, love is not there anymore, so I am happy (because he won’t have the GGG).

She dies.

OG cries and says her name over and over again…Jin Seon-mi….Jin Seon-mi. He screams, and we cut to MW touching his heart. He says… SJ is dead.

BR tells him that now, nothing can stop the dragon. But MW says he will see OG’s choice, what will OG do?

We go back to the gate, WG is still freezing the entrance with all his power.

Cut back to OG touching SJ’s face as he continues to cradle her in his arms. But then he looks at the sky in controlled anger. He walks to where he hid the sword and grabs it. He looks at it up and down and then looks at the sky.

Meanwhile, WG is still holding the gate closed, he is bleeding from his mouth and the dragon is on the other side. The dragon is too powerful and WG flies away. But then we see OG walking up in slow motion, he has determination in his eyes as we see all of his measured steps. Then OG raises it to the dragon, the sword has fire on it and OG swings it at the dragon. The dragon is in the air and is fully formed again, it raises toward OG, but OG holds his footing. The GGG lights up and OG does one more swing at the dragon. The GGG and the sword both shoot something from it and the dragon and it starts to deteriorate again.

OG is too tired to stand, he crumples to the ground as the dragon explodes. But the explosion pushes OG back, he passes out (dead?)

Not dead! OG wakes up and BR says that he can’t believe that OG was able to do it.

The sky gets bright again and OG says that the word is better, but Seon-mi isn’t there anymore. He closes his eyes.

Fade Out

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SM: Son Oh Gong
SBR: In a human’s lifetime, it’s a star that allows one to go out for exactly one day.
MW: You’ve introduced him to the falling stars?

MW: The child who does this, is that our child?
SM: Why isn’t the geumganggo coming off?
OG: Remember my name. I am definitely going to find you.

The 15 sec version of the preview just has the following lines:

SBR: In a human’s lifetime, it’s a star that allows one to go out for exactly one day.
MW: You’ve introduced him to the falling stars?
OG: Remember my name. I am definitely going to find you.

OG barely survives the fight against the dragon. He loses his memory and traps himself in Sooyungdong (his home). The Skyland figures out that OG isn’t going back to the Skyland because of the GGG, so they try to remove the GGG from OG.

SJ is dead, but ASY is still around (RAGE!). She is hiding but she finally comes out to see PK.

MW look for his sons whereabouts and finds a little clue from somewhere he didn’t expect.

Scene 1: PK goes to the candidate’s place and askes about Jong Se-ra. MW takes him back and PK tells ASY a monster and she is hurt.

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MW: It’s late at night. Since we’re the ones being rude, we’ll at least leave for now. The issues we have with each other, we’ll sort it out later.
(PK tries to protest, but MW silences him and walks him out)
PK: Why are you letting that bastard live?
MW: Don’t make trouble. Let’s go quietly.
(PK sees ASN and tries to go towards her, but is restrained by MW)
ASN: Sam Jang must have told you everything.
MW: About that human, you with your tricky mind take care of him.
(MW walks PK out)
PK: How could you…? How could you…? How could you do this?

MW: How can you just rush in there without any thought?
PK: Then release me from this! Release me!
MW: You just won’t listen!
Alice: If he gets hit by you like that right now, he’ll die!
MW: It’s because this might happen that I’ve restricted you from using your strength! Huh! Just stay quiet for now. I have promised not to interfere with the work that Son Oh Gong is doing at the risk of his life! All of you have to follow my lead.
PK: Then are you going to let those things live?!
MW: Ah Sa Nyeo will die anyway! When the black dragon disappears, then Ah Sa Nyeo will disappear with it. And, Kang Dae Sung will be ruined. Until then, don’t cause any trouble.
PK: The Great Sage, Equal to Heaven is risking his life?
MW: That’s right. That’s what’s needed to go against the black dragon. Even if everything goes according to his plan, there is no way to know whether he’ll survive it.

Scene 2 : SJ says OG she loves him and sleep together.

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SM: I love you.
OG: Yes
SM: I love you. I love you.
OG: Do you have so much built up inside you?
SM: Yes. Why did I keep it inside? I should have just poured it all out. That I loved you.
OG: Jin Seon Mi. I have something to brag about to you.
SM: What is it?
OG: There’s something. If I ever get to show it to you, you’re going to like it a lot.
SM: Yes

Scene 3: OG and SJ talk about the sweet memory over a cup of tea the next morning.

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OG: Hey! Who are you that you come into my room in the morning and secretly watch me?
SM: A star candy fell from the heavens which has brought me here, but when I opened my eyes, Mr. Fairy was here, so I was looking at you.
OG: (laughs) Wow. From first thing in the morning, Jin Seon Mi is being so crazy sweet. I should have thrown a star candy from the beginning. I almost wasted all that time throwing ice cream and cotton candy.
SM: The cotton candy was also sweet and delicious. Shall we have a cup of tea?

SM: If we go to the park where we ate the cotton candy, it would probably be warm now, wouldn’t it?
OG: It probably would. Oh, it was so cold then.
SM: Still, it was nice. If we go there, there is a lock that I locked up there. It’s probably still there, right?
OG: It probably is. Why?
SM: While looking at you earlier, I was thinking about what was the best, but there were too many good things. So, there are a lot of things that I want to do again as well. I want to go the theater and watch the warm movie that you had liked. And, when it was over, eating deokkbokki would also be good. Go to the library and read books together, and go shopping at the supermarket. We should have cooked and eaten a meal together.
OG: Do you want more tea?
SM: Going together to the Lotus Flower Village was also good. If we went there again, would we meet the White Egret again?
OG: Why?
SM: Won’t that person perhaps know what we should do going forward?
OG: She might, who knows.

Scene 4: OG and SJ talk about her fate and what they need to do to save the world. OG says to SJ to visit the white heron.

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SM: Son Oh Gong, I probably have to call out the evil spirit that lives in that canyon, won’t I? And, you’ll have to get rid of it. How do you think the White Egret and the past Sam Jang did it?
OG: If it concerns you, go and ask her again. (at SM’s lack of response) Go ahead and go. The last time, since I was there, there might be something that she wasn’t able to tell you. This time, go by yourself and ask her again.
SM: Okay. I think it would be best to go see her.
OG: However, go with General Frost, since it might be dangerous.
SM: I’ll do that.
(OG moves to sit next to SM, and she plops her head down in his lap)
SM: Oh, I don’t want to go to work.
OG: Were you even thinking about going to work?!
SM: Would it be okay to not go to work?!
OG: (laughs) Do it. Go to work. You have to earn to live. Whatever else happens, living steadfastly well Jin Seon Mi. That is very cool. Probably the reason that I’ve come to be like this is also because you’re that kind of a person. (me: *whimper* He’s talking about how he’s truly in love with her, though he can’t come out and say it as yet.)
SM: Okay. (startles) Oh, I’m going to be late for work. I have to hurry! (stops a moment to drape her arms around OG) I’ll be back.
OG: (sighing) Wouldn’t it be okay if she were late? Out of humane consideration.

Scene 5: SJ meets the candidate and they see an image of the dragon. The candidate and ASY talk about how much power the candidate will have with the dragon.

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KDS: I think I’ve seen something important. Thank you.

OG: Kang Dae Sung went to see Sam Jang. I don’t think I can let them meet any longer. Oh Jeong, the ritual that Ah Sa Nyeo is preparing, she’s going to have to do it today.
OJ: I’ll get it ready.
OG: General Frost, protect Sam Jang. Until this day is over, whatever happens, hold it off.
Frost: Yes, hyung-nim.

ASN: Today? Why are we suddenly rushing?
OJ: I am just doing as hyung-nim has told me to make preparations.
ASN: Whenever doesn’t matter to me. Whatever I decree, that person Kang Dae Sung will do as I say.

KDS: That’s good. I prefer it to be sooner. Since I’ve really seen the dragon.
ASN: What do you mean you saw it?
KDS: When I met Jin Seon Mi, through her, I was able to see it. Until now, I’ve been thinking that it was just a figure of imagination, but now I believe that there really is such a thing and that it’s mine. If I really have a dragon, will I have the strength to really destroy the world?
ASN: Using the dragon’s strength, you’ll be able to climb to the top of the world, and that strength will be able to rule the entire world. You, more than any other king, will have unimaginable power and fire at your disposal.
KDS: I was definitely a specially chosen person.

SM: What was that? Will I be calling that thing and will Son Oh Gong be able to destroy it? He said it was very strong.
(flashback: The doctor that we had met. She said that she was a protector for another Sam Jang in the past. Like you and me.)
SM: The White Egret survived, so he (OG) can be safe as well.

Scene 6: OG tells winter god to tell SJ that he ran away after GGG disappears.

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(flashback OG: In case I’m destroyed and disappear, tell her that I ran away. That I was freed from the geumganggo and won’t be appearing again. Since I still have this, she’ll believe it.)

SB: The heavens is going to grant Ma Wang’s unusual request. Please find the sword that Oh Gong has hidden.
MW: That sword is probably hidden at Sureumdong which that rascal has locked up.
SB: If it’s Ma Wang, you’re going to be able to break the protections he’s placed around it and find it. As soon as you find it, Ma Wang will immediately be granted a deity position.
MW: Are you telling me right now to betray Son Oh Gong?! How could you? What do you think of me?
SB: It’s not a betrayal. You’re helping him.
Sec. Ma: Don’t insult Ma Wang. Ma Wang has already promised not to interfere with what the Great Sage, Equal to Heaven is doing. He is absolutely not someone who would go back on a promise.
(MW clears his throat.)
SB: Then on top of becoming a deity, a star.
Sec. Ma: He is absolutely not going to waver. Please leave.

Scene 7: MW meets the grandson at the store. He tells MW that PK bought a strong lighter. PK finally meets ASY and tells her he went to see her to kill her the other day.

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MW: I’ll give it to you. I thought I was going to get it easily, but I’m being robbed instead.
Grandson: Oh, don’t worry about the money. I’ll just give it to you. Since Ma Wang-nim is a regular customer.
MW: I thought you were calling me “ajusshi”.
Grandson: I told grandmother that, and I was soundly scolded. She said that I can’t call Ma Wang-nim “ajusshi”.
MW: The goods peddler is doing well at teaching manners.
Grandson: Ah! That top star pig just came by.
MW: Pal Kae did? What did he buy?
Grandson: Oh, I couldn’t tell you that much for free. Hm? (making the symbol for money)
MW: Fine, I’ll give it to you! What did he buy?
Grandson: A lighter. In order to cremate a body. He said that since he doesn’t have any strength right now, he said that later he has to burn his little sister himself, and bought it.
MW: Oh, that pig. Should I have removed the restraint on him?

Man: Oh, you had a lighter. Would you lend it to me for a minute?
PK: This is a magic lighter, so it won’t light a cigarette. Sorry.

ASN: Is he not going to call me? (stopping a passing staffer) There is something you have to go and say for me.

Woman: PK, please go to the studio next door right now. They say they are going to do a sound check there.
PK: Okay.

ASN: I called for you. Because I had something to say.
PK: I won’t see you.
ASN: I’m not helping Kang Dae Sung right now. I’m helping Son Oh Gong.
PK: That’s why I can’t not kill you immediately. That day, I went there to kill you.

Scene 8: PK tells ASY that PK wants to burn her and also tells her get out of the body. ASY burns PK.

This scene is translated by stroppyse on Soompi. Thank you so much!

ASN: You said that you wouldn’t kill me.
PK: Since I’ve completely realized that you’re not Bu Ja, I can kill you. She also wouldn’t want something like you in her body.
ASN: You can’t kill me, since the Great Sage Equal to Heaven is protecting me.
PK: The Great Sage Equal to Heaven is not protecting you. Since he’s risking his life to protect Sam Jang, he’s putting up with you. Since I can’t stand to see the sight of you, get lost!
ASN: Listen to me! (Pushes PK who drops the lighter. She reaches for it.) Are you carrying this around in order to burn me? You said that you hoped I would protect this body and continue to stay with you.
PK: Since I had been fooled. After I kill you, I’m going to find Bu Ja’s body and burn it for her.
ASN: Like this? (setting her arm on fire) While I’m in this body, you will definitely not be able to burn it. Since it’s not just a human body.
PK: Get out! Get out of my little sister’s body, you evil spirit!
ASN: I’m not an evil spirit! (she drops the lighter which sets PK on fire)
PK: No! No!
(ASN turns and leaves. In the hallway, she meets Alice.)

Alice: Is it you again? Now, he won’t be fooled by an evil spirit like you.
ASN: Move! Everyone keeps calling me an evil spirit. Fine. I’m an evil spirit. As an evil spirit, I guess I had better go call up an evil spirit.

Scene 9: Alice extinguishes PK’s fire and die for him.

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Alice: What’s wrong?
PK: Don’t come closer. You don’t have the strength to put out this fire. If you come near me, it’ll start burning you as well. I’m fine, so go call Ma Wang and bring him here.
Alice: What if while I’m doing that, you burn up and disappear?
PK: Even if that happens, I’m still Jeo Pal Kae. I’ll endure it somehow, so go quickly and bring Ma Wang here.
Alice: I may be weak, but I come from a water world. I’ll extinguish your fire for you. (embraces PK)
PK: Hey!
Alice: Pig, when the fire is extinguished, I, whose energy comes from water, will disappear. Just think of me as having returned to the underwater dragon’s palace.
PK: Hey! No! Hey! No! Don’t do this! Hey! No! Let me go! Quickly! Don’t do this! Let me go! No. Hey, you can’t do this! Hey! I said you can’t do this!
PK: I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

Scene 10: MW and OG talks about the plan to kill black dragon. OG says he loves her so much and wants to be cool in front of her. MW tells OG to come back home after everything.

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MW: Is the dragon in there? If it’s growing because of evil intent, then if it’s left alone, it’ll probably continue to grow ever bigger.
OG: In order to wake that thing up now and take care of it, Ah Sa Nyeo is needed. Though I know you want to kill her, you can’t kill her yet.
MW: The heavens will take care of Ah Sa Nyeo. Examiner Soo Bo Ri has said so.
OG: This is going to become a big headache.
MW: I’m not on your side or on heaven’s side. I don’t want to come in between you. And, I don’t want to get involved either.
OG: Okay. I don’t want to ruin Ma Wang’s 1000 year long plan either.
MW: Son Oh Gong, the reason that you’re trying so hard right now (at cost to your own self), is it because of Sam Jang? I mean, if that’s what it is, haven’t you thought of taking Sam Jang and running away with her? Whether a black dragon comes out of here or not, whatever happens to the world, without thinking about things like that, you could just take that woman and go live far away.
OG: I don’t want to. That isn’t cool. I want to look good to her. If the black dragon appears and I say let’s run away, but she says that she doesn’t want to. Then, geez, I would be the only one looking pathetic. She thinks that I’m really great.
MW: Okay, then. Go ahead and keep being cool.
OG: I want to continue to become greater. She makes me want to be like that.
MW: When you first put on the geumganggo, you whined that you had become a pathetic mutt protecting a human and made sauces to eat her. Who could have seen that now you’re trying to capture a fierce dragon and risking your life to do so?
OG: If I’m cool, then that’s enough.
MW: However, wouldn’t Sam Jang also want to look cooler in your eyes? If Sam Jang coolly steps up, would you be able to stop her? What would you do?
OG: It’s because I wouldn’t be able to stop her, that I’m trying to do things while shielding her from it.
MW: When it’s all over, come to the house. Make sure you come to the house. I’m bored.
OG: Yes. Fill the bathtub for me, with warm water.
MW: Okay. Make sure you come. Okay?

Scene 11: The candidate stabs SJ and her blood wakes the black dragon up.

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SM: I said that I could block you, didn’t I? You will definitely never become the owner of that dragon.
KDS: Heaven’s dragon has chosen me!
SM: That’s why I’m blocking you. I’m going to contain that thing and get rid of it. There is nothing that you can gain. The world doesn’t need a human like you.
KDS: Shut up! (they struggle for the sword) Don’t interfere! (he stabs her)

(the dragon awakes to SM’s blood)
SM: You’ve started your own downfall.

Scene 12: OG breaks the god’s trap and defeats the dragon.

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(OG carries SM away from the canyon to Sureumdong, and holds her in his arms.)
OG: Jin Seon Mi. Jin Seon Mi.
SM: I’m sorry. You can’t be here. Go.
OG: I don’t want to.
SM: You have to go.
OG: I don’t want to.
SM: You do everything that I ask you to do. The Great Sage, Equal to Heaven, Son Oh Gong. Go and finish it for me. Actually, I…had hoped that your love wouldn’t disappear. But now, it’s okay. Since the geumganggo is there, I feel reassured. When you remain by yourself, since love won’t remain as well, it’s a relief. (SM dies in OG’s arms.)
OG: Jin Seon Mi. Jin Seon Mi.

Scene 13: OG brought SJ to his place and she tells him go leave. SJ finally dies.

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OG: Jin Seon Mi. Jin Seon Mi?
SM: I’m sorry. You shouldn’t be here. Go.
OG: I don’t want to.
SM: You have to go.
OG: I don’t want to.
SM: You, didn’t you do everything I asked you to? JCDS Son Oh Gong, go and finish it in my place. The truth is, I used to wish this love won’t disappear but now, it’s ok. I’m relieved that there’s Geum Gam Go. When you are left alone, it’s a relief that your love will cease to exist.
OG: Jin Seon Mi? Jin Seon Mi?

Scene 14: OG picks up the sward from his place. Winter god tries to stop the dragon but over powered. OG fights the dragon.

Scene 15: OG finally kills the dragon. OG says the world is the same but you are not here anymore.

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  1. Conflicted: sad that Hwayugi is ending 😭 but happy that there’s an end to the pretzel 😂

    Still working on that romance video which will be dedicated to the great Bah Doo Team who’ve put in so much effort to get the Hwayugi recaps to those of us who don’t have livestreams or who don’t understand Korean 😍

  2. I’m leaving for work early tomorrow but I will be checking this site before I go and taking my IPad to work with me to check your updates between appointments.
    My thought is maybe a cliff hanger for 19 BUT we better see a happy ending ep 20 with SJ and OG in Japan (honeymooning) .. and maybe with that adorable baby… .PLEEEASE Happy ending… I hate the wait…
    Aaarggg no coffee tomorrow either until I read the updates….😱

    1. I think we will have a cliffhanger too for 19 that will make us want to rip our eyes out. I hope it’s a happy ending with the cute baby from earlier, but I know that’s reaching 🙂

  3. Agreeing with the cliffhanger conclusion for episode 19, think it won’t be a Hong sisters drama if it didn’t make you wanna throw something 😂

    But this drama is known for misleading audiences with previews, so I’m wondering if those photos are a “fantasy” sequence. Then again I’m sure they know there will be upset fans if they do anything other than a HEA. Heheh 😁

  4. Lol have a look at video 8 first if you haven’t https://youtu.be/TWpU88YHSnU

    And I meant bromance(silly autocorrect got to me), though if the series has a HEA, I might do a romance video too.

    I keep getting the feeling they’re keeping Buja and Octo Alice around for some reason.. #paranoia courtesy of #Hwayugi 😂

  5. Just a thought…didn’t SJ’s blood bring Buja to life and isn’t the source of great power, and doesn’t OG want to marry her when the battle is done,…then in some way she must not be fully human or maybe she has some regenerative ability. She got more power when she came out of the soul switch with A…….🙀 ok, I will wait til tomorrow to find out more……

  6. Thanks very much to the Bah+Doo team!! Just bated breath now for another 6 hours… let’s have a happy ending and a semi-decent looking CGI dragon pls? Ok you know what, scrap the dragon, just give us the happy ending pls!!!

  7. I’ll let this page open and keep refreshing your page every 15 minutes in 3h. Thank u for your hard work, on the past 3 months you save my angst every week end. Truly hope Hong sisters will have the right use for Buja/ASN + OctoDrag prince + MW’s son; and that they will gang MW/Pig/OctoDrag/SOG/SJ/WG/SOJ against the Big bad. Pls Hong sisters, can u just follow the ending of original JTTW? let them end being deities and SOG/JSM live forever together.

  8. So ready to get this started! Just one more hour until we find out what the Hong sisters have planned for our OTP and lovely ragtag group of monsters and gods 🙂

  9. love your recaps! I will miss hwayugi <3 but i am so relieved to finally know the end of all this its been sweet torture these entire 2 months

  10. OG is still Naked in bed…..
    oh my ghhhaaaaddd!!
    i can’t handle it (\\\)

    thank you so much for the hard work chu

  11. JSM had to deal with the great sage at night *cough cough* and the dark dragon by day.. our girl sure has a tough life haha! I just watched the bed scene on YouTube, can we just appreciate LSG after military? Damn he got SUPER HOT!

    I hope they become a real couple ^^

  12. Okay I’m somehow glad this is only ep 19 and not 20 coz knowing Hong sisters writing style, we’ll probably get a better ending in ep 20. I hope she comes back as human and not SJ, so SJ disappears along with this death but JSM remains alive, something like that, not reincarnation tho… ah it’ll all end tomorrow!! cry cry

  13. Thanks for the recap!! Great job! IT allowed me to enjoy the episode alot. Cried together with SM and OG… No preview but I am hopeful that we will have a great ending tomorrow. SM was brave till the very end and cared for others. Since it was OG’s choice to wear the GGG and it was his LOVE for SM that activated the GGG to fight the dragon. I am sure the GODs will be moved by their LOVE and accord her the deity status!!

    See you guys tomorrow!

  14. OMG they killed off Alice and SJ but left Asanyo -_- What the..

    Wait, so if SJ died, is that cute baby a preview of SJ reincarnated??

    1. I know right… maybe they’ll use ASY to bring back JSM.. *wishful thinking*

      I don’t think that baby is SJ reincarnated coz MW and others kept saying the baby looks like OG, having that baby as JSM will be weird…plus having that baby as their kid would make more sense, maybe she’s alive coz she’s pregnant with his kid. My head is just playing different possible scenarios lol

  15. Ok, they killed her in ep 19 which means she can somehow come back in ep 20 (RIGHT!!!!) we still have another episode. And maybe because of her sacrifice she is given a gift by the heavens..and OG gets her back…. but I think if she was really dead then it would have been done in ep 20 ….(yes, the comment about wanting to rip our eyes out now is so true 😩)

  16. So if she dies in ep 19 does she come back in 20 we still have another hour and thirty min. That’s a whole nother mini movie lol. It has to end well now because I am heart broken.

  17. RAAAAAAAAAGE! Why couldn’t they just let the dragon go into Seon-mi and she kills it with her own sword or something! She died for nothing!!!!!! ARGH!

    I am so upset, but Misty is coming on which is my healing drama. We’ll keep updating Hwayugi throughout the day!

      1. Haha, have you seen the pantsuit thread they have on Misty on dramabeans?? Lol but I agree about the irony of Misty being a healing drama…

  18. Sooo I watched the raw videos on naver and didn’t understand what on earth was being said, still cried tho. Thanks @V for helping me make sense of it. I kinda liked it- both of them were noble idiots but still made the heroic choice for the greater good. Since the dragon was well, video gamish, I’m still holding out for the happy ending!!! *crosses fingers*

    1. I share the same thought about the dragon, I wish they spent more time on the dragon and made it look a little more.. realistic maybe.. and less videogame/on your face CG work.. but oh well! fingers crossed for tomorrow with no dragon to worry about

  19. Thks a lot Bah Doo team live recap! It keep me alive every Saturday & Sunday night! Anywhere i will wait for final live recap hwayugi tomorrow. Thks with love.

  20. What a sad episode..and I can’t understand the preview of tomorrow episode..did SunMi alive? She’s wearing the happy ending necklace rite?? Why SOG cries so much in the end of the preview😑😕😯

    Anyway..thanks a lot for the live recap! Lots of love from malaysia

  21. Saw a preview for episode 20.. If I’m not mistaken it shows OG whispered desperately for SJ to call his name.. Sooo SJ is alive?

  22. oh okay, so that’s what happens…. so technically, its OG who did the saving and SJ is really just a pawn, ha. But really, i’m so disappointed that the supposedly biggest battle to save the world is just a few swings of sword.

    And since the battle is over, i’m hoping we get an hour and so of a lovely, cute, and fulfilling ending for tomorrow/later episode. I’ll want more more hot kisses but ending isn’t supposed to be that way, ryt?.

    and as always, Thank you bah-doo team for all of your hard works and efforts…. Can’t imagine watching all those clips in youtube without knowing what is happening at all.

    1. Right, the greatest battle ever was just 3 swings of a sword by OG and SJ got herself stabbed by her own sword aka was basically not needed at all.

  23. I Just got home from work, still haven’t seen the episode BUT..I think that the grandma (goddess of virtue?) will have something to do with bringing back SJ/SM. I think OG will keep the GGG on. (And will SJ still be able to call him ever again?)
    I wonder if Sj’s Body will be gone when OG goes back to her because the heavens interceded…now that he killed the dragon. I had ALL DAY to ponder this and think of all the ways to bring her BACK TO LIFE…Ok , now I will watch it with my box of tissues…..😭

  24. @Strangetraveler

    Yes, that’s a real letdown, you woulda thought after all the buildup and hype that the battle scene would be better, but heck, it was even less dramatic than the shooting stars punishment Ma Wang took. Seriously…

    As for bringing SJ back to life, hmm, wouldn’t that require a deity to interfere? As with Ma Wang’s points chase earlier in the series, only a deity can interfere in a human’s life. Unless MW combines forces with his half deity son? Somehow, because they are immortals, I have a sneaky feeling they might do a Goblin redux and hence a reincarnation. But agree on the awkwardness of the baby as reincarnated SJ. The practical question is can SJ give birth when she’s dead from being run through with a sword? I don’t want Asanyo to have any part in reviving SJ, it’s childish but having that shaman redeem herself in episode 20 via SJ would be terrible.

    Did OG’s memory get wiped?
    Waiting anxiously for the finale, hope it’s good and though it’s sad that Hwayugi is ending, we can still hang out over other dramas 😂
    If the food theme is still on, I’m eating jajangmyeon 😂

  25. Still enraged that ASY IS STILL ALIVE, ALICE IS DEAD and JSM is… Um… Sleeping? (Im trying to fool my self. I know.) BUUUUUUUUT its ep19 and we have one more episode.

    I agree that the supposed to be ‘battle of the century’ only took a couple of swings, but oh well, at least doomsday is prevented.

    Let’s all hope for the best possible ending for everyone. Another great drama ends today. Thank you so much Team BahDoo for this live caps! May the Gods be ever in your favor 🤸 ❤️❤️❤️

  26. The Hong Sisters just lost their compassion to make good stories. The fight scene was just so lame. And speaking about Sam Jang being the world’s most powerful human, did not do so much to fight the Black Dragon or KDS. This Drama needs justice!

  27. And I can’t imagine how these so called “Gods” “Deity” or “Monsters” serving the heaven are that weak!

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