LAST EPISODE. Wow, it is so hard to believe the Hwayugi is coming to an end in a few short hours. I cannot believe it! It has been a wild ride (of me raging at the screen) from December until now with all the craziness that these gods and monsters have brought us. I was shocked at yesterdays ending, but I am still holding out hope for a happy ending somehow? Pretty please? Thank you for a great three-month ride, Hwayugi! I’m also going to miss all the Hwayugies that came out to live recap with us over here! It has been so much fun ^_^ .
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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 4th, 21:00 Seoul
HWAYUGI, A KOREAN ODYSSEY LIVE RECAP EPISODE 20
VO – Man trust the sky and gods take care of people, this monkey was born and was a super troublemaker and super strong, and the god land made him a god to soothe him. He made his own name Dae Chun Dae Sun.
MW is talking to some kids. They ask him if the monkey lived happily and MW says no, he committed a crime. His birthplace had a fire going up to the sky and people prayed to the monkey god to block the hole to the mountain and the monkey god blocked the hole to the mountain by borrowing something from the sea palace and blocked the fire with it. But the Skyland didn’t like it. After that, the people didn’t remember, and Skyland put him in jail.
Kids – What about the people?
MW – The people forgot about him and didn’t go to his monkey church anymore. The gods were angry because the monkey didn’t do it for humans, he just wanted to brag about what he could do.
Kids – What happened to him
MW – He endured a big punishment and is alone in his pretty house with a nice garden. Do you want to see that stone monkey?
The kids all say yes so MW puts the kids in the elevator that goes to Sooyangdom. MW wishes that the kids can bring OG out of his home. The kids go to the garden and MW tells the kids that they need to take the GGG from MW, if they take it from him then MW will give them all the toys they can have.
The kids find OG and he tells them to go away. Go Away! But he grabs one and sees that they are human kids. He asks why they are there and the kids tell him what MW wanted them to do. OG tells the kids that he doesn’t want to leave. But one of the kids dropped a dinosaur which triggers a memory of what happened with little SJ. He falls to the ground and holds his heart. He asks the kid if he knows him and if he has seen him before?
The kids ask him if it hurts a lot, but OG just tells him to leave.
MW – His memory is shredded also, sometimes his memory comes out, and he has a pain in his heart for no reason. So, he never comes out of his home.
BR AND MW
BR and MW talk about why OG is still alive, it is because the GGG surrounded his heart, so it saved him. They thought his heart would be his weakest point, but that is what ended up saving him. They thought the GGG would disappear, but it didn’t. Then they talk about the death bell fate. SJ’s only deal with Skyland was to hold OG so he couldn’t come near her, that is how the death bell fate was broken. But OG should go to the Skyland again. They want to take him to the Skyland and MW says he can take him. Then BR says that he has an idea on how to take off the GGG…they can bring the owner back and she can take it off.
What? The owner? BR thinks they can bring SJ back for one day from the dead, so she can remove the GGG.
Cut to OG pouring himself a drink of alcohol, but then he has a memory of SJ and his heart is pained. He hears SJ saying Son Oh Gong, but he doesn’t see anyone around. He goes to drink again, but then he hears SJ saying his name again. He thinks it must be a ghost or something that came into his home.
He walks around his home and sees someone standing on the bridge. It is Seon-mi! She turns around and looks at him but OG doesn’t know who she is. He goes to the bridge and asks what this is, she is not human. SJ looks at the GGG and says that it is still there as they said. OG wants to know how a ghost like her can come here. But SJ just keeps seeing how he is. He asks who she is, and she says that she knows him well because she is the one who put the GGG on his wrist, she came here to take it off.
MW AND SM
MW – SJ can’t take off the GGG because the owner himself is the owner of the GGG, the god land doesn’t know aba=out it. SJ doesn’t know the owner changed also…he should realize that he can take GGG off himself, to do that, he has to put his memory together and SJ is the only one who can do that. She has one day.
OG AND SJ
OG wants SJ to go away. But SJ tells him that his heart hurts. But OG thinks the GGG relieves his heart pain, but SJ tells him that the GGG gives him all this pain. After she put the GGG on his wrist, she started to love him crazily, can you believe me?
The gods and monsters wonder if Seon-mi can do it, can she put OG’s memory back in one day? And is that a good idea at all? They wonder if the memory will hurt him more than help him. Then Alice comes in. PK talks to her about her shooting a new project. She says that people said she passed out at the photo shoot and lost her memory. PK says he doesn’t know what happened actually. He just followed her around and she ditched him. But Alice doesn’t understand one picture. We get a small flashback of Alice getting drunk way back then and then the four of them take a picture together with Summer god, Buja, PK, and Alice. But PK is the only one of the 4 that are left.
ASY is a street person now. She is on the street and decomposing. But she isn’t dying. She sees the newspaper, the candidate’s career ended. ASY thinks she was really a bad monster and she hopes someone burns her.
We then cut to the candidate yelling at some suits about these people that promised to support him. All the men are talking about all the bribery money and they are fighting over it. Some people also found out that the candidate’s Grandfather was pro-Japan. The prosecutor gives a signal to the secretary and then the secretary leads a drunk candidate into a room. The candidate yells for the secretary to throw away the coffin, he should have thrown it into the sea a long time ago. Then he goes back and continues drinking in his chair.
He passes out and wakes up bound and gagged inside the coffin. He tries to scream but no one comes to his aid. The coffin has been chained by some thugs and the key is given to the secretary. He tells them to put it in a container and throw it into the middle of the sea.
BR AND MW
The people punished the candidate even before the punishment from the gods came. The world is clearer now that the black dragon disappeared. Hopefully the next dragon is the golden dragon and hopefully, SJ can get the GGG off of OG, we are running out of time.
SJ AND OG
SJ tells OG that she put the GGG on his wrist, so he wouldn’t run away from her. But OG doesn’t think a person as great as OG should be trapped by a GGG. SJ says that she followed him around everywhere and thought he was great and activated the GGG. OG wants to know how she did it, do it again and he will check if she is the owner or not.
SJ leans in and kissed OG. But nothing happens. She tells him that she seduced him and did everything, so she will take it back. But he says it isn’t activated. But then he starts to remember when they had their first real deep kiss when he said that isn’t enough to activate it. He clutches his heart and tells her to go away. SJ says that she cries when she sees him hurt, that is love, what else can it be, so come out of this place and I will convince you that it is true, I will wait for you outside. She leaves.
SJ waits outside and it is already dark. She hopes that he comes out and thinks that she is running out of time. Then we flashback to a necklace that BR and the gods gave her. She put the necklace on and BR tells her that the necklace will make sure that she can be in the human world…please take the GGG from OG.
Then we see OG remembering a flashback of OG saying that he is trapped with that GGG. He thinks what the ghost is saying is true. Then he hears her saying to come out of this place.
MW comes home and finds OG’s coat on his bull. He thinks that this is OG’s clothing, right? Yeah, it should be his coat! He grabs the coat and yells for OG. OG comes out and MW tries not to cry. He tells him, hey, you came out finally? OG says his bathroom is good, he will use it, maybe he used it a lot. MW tells him that he did, and he never cleaned up after his bath! He almost cracked his head several times because of OG’s soap!
MW starts laughing and talking about all the things OG did to him. OG goes to sit and MW wants to know what happened to the ghost. OG says that a ghost came to him and wanted him to take off the GGG, but do you think she is just a ghost? MW says she is not just any ghost. MW wants OG to find the truth, when he puts his memory together, then he can remove the GGG.
Meanwhile, we see SJ at her workplace. The sec is cleaning it and packing everything because SJ is dead. We see him cleaning it, but SJ thinks he will be surprised to see her so she covers up her necklace and disappears. The sec comes in and sees the yellow umbrella.
Sec – CEO, you told me you would go to your hometown.
But then the waterfalls. SJ picks it up and the sec sees her.
The sec can see SJ because she let go of the necklace. He passes out. He thinks that he should pass out because it is too scary. He hits himself and tries to pass out. SJ tells him that she is sorry.
Cut to the morning. The sec is still out but MW is there with SM. The sec wakes up and sees MW there, perhaps he is still passed out? But MW tells him that his sleeping time has ended, let’s talk. MW tells him that they will take care of Seon-mi’s remainings. The sec wants to know how SJ had a car accident and there was no funeral. But they say that she died nicely, and she would wish that you had a good life. Seon-mi wants the sec to take care of the real estate agency. He just needs to sign their documents and the real estate agency will belong to him along with the remainder of her money. SJ wanted him to live happily and smile. The sec starts crying blubbery tears and SJ smiles as she watches through the office window.
MW leaves and says that he is not crying, he just has some dust on his eyes. SM says she can’t see it since his lenses changed their color. Then some flower petals start to fall, but it is too early for flowers. They wonder where it is from. MW says his wife liked flowers, maybe she is telling him that she came back to this life as a flower.
Cut to OG going to SJ’s home. He looks around the home and we see little flashbacks of scenes. Like when he busts through the wall…when he told SJ he was too great to take care of a human….when he said he was there to eat her. He remembers it all and then turns around and sees SJ ghost.
He tells her that what she said was correct, she loved him so much and he ditched her, that is why she put this GGG on his wrist. But he isn’t sad about it because he is that kind of person. SJ tells him that she only has one day. OG sees the necklace and says that is the one-day star. SJ says she even put stars in the sky and OG wonders how a ghost like her can put stars in the sky.
He says he is hungry, what should he eat? She should know what he likes because he doesn’t have any memory about that. So, she should guide him.
They leave and SJ takes him to a ddukbogi place. She tries to feed it to him to get him to remember. She says it is super spicy…does he hate it? But he says it is good. He also feels good to talk to her like this, maybe it is because he has a lot to apologize to her about? SJ is glad that she likes the ddukbogi and runs to get some more. She thinks that they should do all the things he likes to do. At the same time, OG thinks that he might feel sorry for her, that is why his heart hearts.
MW goes to the shop and asks for the halmoni, but the boy is there. The boy is eating mushroom juk. It is the same juk that MW likes and it is from the same place. They start talking about it…bring me some next time. They exchange their phone numbers. The boy has a lot of stars on his phone. He said one night there were a lot of stars and his halmoni told him to greet the stars that night, so he took a picture. MW says the shooting stars that day were the fate of the woman he loves. The boy also has some flower leaves glued to his case. He says some petals were flying around one day, strange, right? So, he put them on his case.
MW asks his name. The boy says his name is Hong Hae Ah (the son’s name in the original book). MW goes back to his secret place. He is holding one of the flower petals and asks the petal if their son’s name is Hong Hae Ah? But he remembers BR saying that the god land will try to kill his son if they ever know about him.
PK overhears some people saying that they smell something super rotten in the changing room. They think they need to clean it so they go inside and find a girl hiding there. But PK runs in and covers her up, he says that this is his friend who came to see him, can they excuse them?
Then PK kneels and tells ASY that this wasn’t for her, it is because all the people know Buja and he doesn’t want them to think that she is strange. But then he sees the state that ASY is in and asks PK to bury her. She doesn’t have any power now that SJ died, she can’t even eat any humans. She wants PK to burn her and just remove her from this world.
Cut to the tow of them in a field. She says this is a good place. ASY also tells him that Buja completely disappears when she entered that body. PK says that he knows and produces a blue flame. ASY tells him the last word that Buja left for him…I liked you.
She grabs PK’s hand and puts the flame on her body, she burns up quickly and disappears. PK starts crying alone in the field.
They talk about whether SJ will be able to do it, can she get OG to remember or not? MW thinks it can happen, but he wants to ask BR one thing…was Nachal reborn as a flower? BR can’t answer it directly, so he starts giving all sorts of funny body language movements to let him know that she was. MW smiles, okay.
But then they get back to talking about OG. MW says OG just needs to put his memory back together and then he will be able to take off the GGG by himself and he can tell SJ how he feels.
SJ AND OG
They are both outside on the hill they ate the cotton candy together. SJ tries to explain all the monsters that they went to together to catch all the monsters. This place was the last place. OG doesn’t believe her, but then he gets a flashback of all the monsters that they destroyed together. He has a headache as all the Ghostbuster things all come together in his mind. He says he never had so many memories come out this clearly. So SJ used him? She says that was their contract. SJ wants to know if he trusts that she is the owner, but he retorts, how can he trust her? She used him.
SJ thinks that they are running out of time. She tells him that he put a star in the sky for her. OG looks at his GGG and then flashes back to when he put a lot of stars into the sky for her. Then he starts to flashback to all the love memories for when OG was falling in love with SJ. Like the wedding …..the cell phone date …..the bookstore kiss….the time he said he will call her when he is scared. OG says that SJ hid something from him, is it really true that she just followed him around because she loved him?
He snaps his fingers and all the star candies start to fall. He says it seems like he was the one that loved her so much, enough to put stars in the sky. But SJ says it was all because of the GGG, it wasn’t true. That is why she is there, to take it off so all his pain will go away. He tells her to take it off then and holds his arm out to her. She tries to take it off, but it won’t come off, it starts to glow and stays on his wrist.
He puts his wrist back to his side. He says she is wrong, she doesn’t remember it well. Is she sure that his pain is a feeling created by the GGG, is she sure that his feelings will go away? She says she isn’t sure, she never saw his true heart without the GGG. She really believes that his love would disappear without the GGG.
OG tells her that she failed, she couldn’t take it off. He tells her that the day is almost over…and he disappears. SJ is left wondering why she can’t take off the GGG.
OG comes home and MW wants to know if she took it off, she couldn’t. He remembered that he liked her and followed her around and she was happy. MW tells him to keep doing it, keep looking for his memory. OG goes to his garden and remembers the sword and the white heron. He walks through the garden and the white heron tells him that it was so painful to live without the GGG (?) And that whoever is not dead will have the most pain. If you have to live forever than the pain will be more severe. He remembers SJ dying and telling him that she is happy he has the GGG; when love dies, he will be okay.
OG starts to say, Jin Seon Mi…..Jin Seon Mi…..
WG and PK talking about the day almost ending. SJ will go back to the world of the dead without knowing how OG really feels. WG said she heard his true feelings on a cold day. She heard them momentarily.
Meanwhile, SJ is at the lock bridge. OG comes back and SJ is happy about that. OG tells her…Jin Seon Mi. SJ says he remembers her name. He says he remembers that last thing she told him. That when she is gone, the love won’t be there.
He grabs the GGG and takes it off…it disappears.
OG wants to know if she has any questions now, ask him whatever.
SJ – Do I look pretty now?
OG – Yes, you are pretty…because I love you
OG starts tearing and goes to SJ, he pulls her into a big hug. SJ has a big exhale and says that nothing disappeared. She tells him, I Love You. But then she tells him that time is up, she has to go back, but she doesn’t want to leave him alone there.
OG tells her that he will not let her go like this. He runs his hands over her eyes and closes them. Then he says she has to stand there because he has something to give her. He puts his head on her head. Then SJ opens her eyes and they are red. OG tells her that she has one of his eyes now.
SJ – You gave me one of your eyes?
OG – Listen to me, I will find you wherever you are and however you change, now I will be able to recognize you. remember my name and I will find you
SJ – I will wait because when I call you, you will come anywhere. I will never forget your name
OG – We will meet each other
The star necklace starts to glow.
SJ – We definitely will see each other.
OG touches her face and smiles, he tells her to leave and she smiles and disappears.
He starts to cry as he stands on the bridge alone amidst all the locks.
(From the original book: That eye is special because OG can recognize all the truths behind the surface. But it should be gold.)
The sec uses the yellow umbrella as he talks to a man about his ghost problem. The man smiles and leaves and the sec walks up to some ghosts. But he doesn’t see them, he just looks around and the ghosts look at him. They laugh, he can’t see them, they don’t have to leave, hahaha. But then the sec opens it, but he is so scared that he runs away again.
He goes to the god bar. It is his first time there. WG talk to him about the umbrella and how he may be found the bar because of it. The sec says the umbrella belonged to his former boss. He starts to say all the things that happened from his point of view. Then he starts to drink. He wonders why all those people gathered around his CEO, maybe she was not human. WG says maybe it was opposite, maybe she was the only human and everyone else was monsters. The sec tells him not to talk about scary things because he can’t sleep and went into a haunted house today, it was so scary.
MW bought all the land. He says he will put a nice hotel there. He learned something from Seon-mi. He needs to put a hotel up and all the bad monsters will come there, then he will kill all of them and his points will go up. He will make a lot of money and accrue a lot of points at the same time. It is a Ghostbuster hotel!
OG thinks that is great. It looks like OG is back to his normal self, he tells MW that he likes to stand next to him. MW tells him that OG did everything to make this place bright again. He was really cool. OG jokes that MW started to like him, what will he do without him? OG says he has to go because someone is waiting for him. MW says okay, he will do his own things today. They tell each other that they will see each other later…in the middle of their own way.
Then we see someone driving an SUV. It is MW, he talks to sec Ma and asks her where they are. She says they are selling something on the street. MW says…jashik…don’t catch them, just observe them. Then we cut to MW on the street with the boy. The boy tells him to stop targeting him and MW tells the boy to stop stealing from the shop. Then MW tells him that he will make a hotel and the boy can work there if he wants. They have some back and forth about what the boy will do…clean the toilets? But MW says they should just go eat some juk, and they walk out. They scratch their backs at the exact same time in the exact same spot and we find out that halmoni told the boy that he resembles his dad.
MW goes home and sees his bull without a coat on it. OJ is there and tells OG that OG went on a little trip. MW thinks OG is gone, he took his statue also, so he went somewhere far away. OJ said he is going to the land of the dead to get Seon-mi. MW thinks that is crazy, OG is about to make a huge mess in the land of the dead. But he laughs and thinks that OG can just go…that crazy Jae Chun Dae Sun!
We cut to OG driving in a hot blue car. He tells SJ to wait for him, whenever she is scared or is having a hard time, he will be there, because he loves her. He smiles a mischievous smile and the camera pans to the car driving over a bridge on the seaside.
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Scene #1: Seon-mi and Oh Gong say goodbye at Namsan tower
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SM: You came again. I had wanted to see you once more before I left. So, I’m glad you came.
OG: Jin Seon Mi
SM: You remembered my name?
OG: Yes. And the final words you said to me, I remembered them, too. You had said it was a relief because the geumganggo was there, didn’t you? That it was a relief that when I was left by myself that at least love wasn’t left as well. In a similar sentiment as you, there was something that I had been hiding. (takes off the GGG which disappears) If there is anything you want to ask, ask it now. You had said that you didn’t want to leave anything behind, but ask anyway. Please ask.
SM: Am I pretty to you even now?
OG: Yes. You’re pretty. Because I love you.
(OG embraces SM)
SM: Nothing had disappeared. I love you. (anxiously looks at the sky) I’m almost out of time. I have to go back. Since I’m going back alone, what can we do?
OG: I won’t let you leave just like this. Jin Seon Mi. Stand just as you are. I have something to give you.
Scene #2: The continuation of Seon-mi and Oh Gong’s Farewell at Namsan Tower
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OG: Now you have one of the Great Sage, Equal to Heaven Son Oh Gong’s all-seeing eyes.
SM: You’re giving me your eye?
OG: Jin Seon Mi, listen to me carefully. I’m going to go find you. Wherever you are, however you may change, now I will always be able to recognize you. Remember my name. I will definitely go find you.
SM: I will wait for you. Since when I call your name, you always come. I will definitely not forget your name, and I will wait for you.
OG: We will definitely meet again.
SM: The time is almost up.
(SM disappears, OG cries)
Scene #3: Oh Gong and Ma-wang say goodbye to each other at the dragon spot
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Frost: It could be that that CEO was the only human, and the others were demons.
HJ: Why are you saying such scary things? I even saw a spirit today before I came. I won’t be able to sleep. Oh, geez. Oh, I have to get drunk. I have to get drunk. It’s too scary.
MW: This land that used to belong to the Korea Foundation, I bought it all.
OG: This is a place where evil spirits used to gather. Even though I did clear them all out, they’ll come back.
MW: That’s exactly what I’m going to make use of. I’m going to build a hotel there, a very luxurious one.
MW: There was something I learned from seeing Jin Seon Mi’s real estate business. I have to utilize the uniqueness. Just build a hotel here, the evil spirits will totally come flocking.
OG: That will probably happen.
MW: If I catch them all, then the points will really build up as well. So, from this hotel, I earn some money, and by catching the evil spirits, I also gain points. This will be just the thing!
OG: From the time that you set up an entertainment company so that you could siphon off the energy beads, I had thought that you were smart, but… a hotel that caters to evil spirits. I won’t go there.
MW: Come occasionally. Just occasionally. I’ll reserve a room there with a large bathtub and a parking space for you.
OG: I’ll see what the hotel is like. If it’s shabby, I won’t come. Build it well.
MW: On my path where I was just methodically building up my points to become a deity, how did the two of you end up on it and become enmeshed? No, that’s not it! Was it Sam Jang’s intended road, that we had ended up on?
OG: Even though it was a road that I was dragged onto against my will, that ultimately I could be standing here with you, Ma Wang, I like it.
MW: That the darkness here was cast off and things had become brighter is something that you did. It was great work. You were a little bit cool.
OG: See? This is why I just can’t regret it. Ma Wang has come to love me so much. Huh? What will you do about the boredom when I’m not around?
MW: Huh? Are you going somewhere?
OG: I have to keep going on my own path. There is someone waiting for me. So, I have to go.
MW: Okay. Go ahead and go on. I have to continue on my own path as well. For the sake of that child.
OG: Yes. In the middle of a different road, let’s meet again.
Scene #4: Final Scene of the drama, MW talks about what OG is going to do now and we see Oh Gong driing away to get Seon-mi
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MW: Have you eaten yet? There is a porridge restaurant right over there.
Grandson: If you’re going to buy me nut porridge, then I’ve already eaten, but if you’re going to buy me beef porridge, then I haven’t eaten yet.
MW: Of course, you’e going to eat nut porridge.
Grandson: I don’t like it.
MW: Then vegetable porridge.
Grandson: I don’t like it.
MW: Why do you have so many things that you don’t like?
Grandson: Then abalone porridge?
MW: I don’t like it!
MW: But, hey, who do you resemble?
Grandson: Well, my grandmother says that I resemble my dad.
MW: Your father must have really been a good looking man.
Grandson: Is that right? I wouldn’t have thought so.
MW: Looking at you, he must have been a good looking man.
Grandson: Hmm. Here it is.
OJ: You’ve come.
MW: What about Son Oh Gong?
OJ: Yes, he said that he was going on a trip, so he’s packed his things and has left.
MW: So, he’s left. Seeing as how he’s packed up his statue to take with him, he must have gone a long way off.
OJ: He said that he’s going to the Next World to escort Jin Seon Mi.
MW: The Next World? The Land of the Dead? That thug, how much trouble does he want to cause in the Land of the Dead…?! Oh, that… (chuckles instead) Okay, you go there, Great Sage Equal to Heaven, Moron!
OG: Wait for me. Whenever you’re tired, scared, or in danger, if you call my name, I will always go and protect you. Since I love you.