Across its third and fourth episodes (recaps of which are available here and here), Thirty-Nine not only made a point of revealing a highly significant development in the show’s future, but also made a point to really linger on the ramifications of it, immediately morphing the show from one about friendship and romance to one about profound loss and grief. With the revelation of Chan-young’s impending demise, we have a truly heart-breaking setup as three best friends begin to learn how to navigate a reality in which one of them will no longer be there. Before we get into the details about Thirty-Nine season 1, episodes 5 & 6, here’s a quote from the latest recap:
The hard thing about loss is the change that comes with it. You catch yourself doing things alone that you once did with a friend, or a parent, or a child, and you’re reminded all over again that love is swapping pieces of your soul with someone else, so when you lose them you lose some of yourself, too.
Thirty-Nine season 1, episode 5 & 6 release date:
Thirty-Nine episode 5 is slated for release on Wednesday, March 2, at 3 pm GMT, with Thirty-Nine episode 6 airing the next day.
Where to watch Thirty-Nine online:
Thirty-Nine airs on Netflix, which is available to viewers worldwide with a subscription. In its native Korea it is a JTBC original.
How many episodes does Thirty-Nine have?
Thirty-Nine will have 12 episodes, which is slightly less than usual for k-drama, though they will air twice weekly as usual. Each episode runs about an hour and twenty minutes.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 1 & 2 aired on February 16 and 17.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 3 & 4 will air on February 23 and 24.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 5 & 6 will air on March 2 and 3.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 7 & 8 will air on March 9 and 10.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 9 & 10 will air on March 16 and 17.
- Thirty-Nine Episodes 11 & 12 will air on March 23 and 24.