This article contains major spoilers for the ending of Bloodhounds Season 1 Episode 8.
Following two talented boxers Gun-woo (Woo Do-hwan) and Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yi), both former Marines, the plot sees these firm friends team up against the predatory moneylending organization Smile Capital, which is led by Kim Myeong-gil (Park Sung-woong) and targets Gun-woo’s mother with a crippling loan.
The two friends become bodyguards for Hyeon-ju (Kim Sae-ron), the adoptive granddaughter of philanthropist billionaire Mr. Choi (Huh Joon-ho). The stakes are heavily raised following Mr Choi’s death, leading Gun-woo and Woo-jin to the lil Group, its heir Hong Min-beom, and his cop cousin Gang-yong.
Bloodhounds Season 1 Ending Explained
How is Myeong-gil exposed?
According to Jang-do, all the incriminating evidence against Myeong-gil is stored on a hard drive. Access to this information can be obtained through Myeong-gil’s phone. Min-beom is tasked with arranging a fake meeting with Myeong-gil.
During the meeting, Min-beom deceives Myeong-gil by pretending that he wants to delete the video himself. He successfully connects Myeong-gil’s phone to the Wi-Fi network in his office.
This enables Gang-yong’s team to access the hard drive and gather evidence against Myeong-gil. However, Myeong-gil becomes aware that someone is onto him, as the original hard drive, which is kept in a highly secure safe, begins to self-destruct the moment Gang-yong’s team gains access to it.
Do Gun-woo and Woo-jin get their revenge?
In the end, Gun-woo and Woo-Jin discover that Myeong-Gil plans to flee the country with his stolen money and gold, following a route taught to him by his former associate, Kim Jun-Min. The boxers seek assistance from Kim Jun-Min to learn his route to Vietnam. Gun-woo and Woo-Jin locate Myeong-Gil on a ship bound for Vietnam.
The boxers make a final stand against the loan shark and his henchmen and defeat him. Myeong-Gil is apprehended and held accountable for his crimes, while the boxers successfully avenge Mr. Choi’s death.
What happens with the gold?
Since Myeong-gil had pilfered Mr. Choi’s fortune of gold bars, that haul is retrieved after his apprehension.
True to form, Gun-woo declines to keep the money for himself. Instead, he decides to honor Mr. Choi’s wishes by using the funds to help others. Gun-woo entrusts the money to Hong, who promises to establish a hospital that offers free care to the underprivileged, continuing Choi’s altruistic legacy.
Gun-woo also refuses to have his scar treated, even though he could afford to now. However, as a token of gratitude for their assistance in saving his reputation and thwarting Myeong-Gil’s exploitation, Hong insists Gun-woo and Woo-Jin take some of the money for themselves, ensuring that they’re at least financially solvent in the trying post-pandemic times.
In the final moments, the boxers return to their ordinary lives, and Gun-woo reunites with his mother. It’s a happy ending for everyone except those who didn’t deserve on in the first place.
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