The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 1 Recap – who is Pil-gwang?

By Nathan Sartain
Published: July 29, 2023 (Last updated: September 6, 2023)
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Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 1 Recap


A solid opener sets the scene for a seemingly larger-scale Season 2.

We recap the Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 1, which contains spoilers.

Despite spending a fair bit of time away from the Counters, episode one of season two had an instant air of familiarity to it. There’s a real ease to watching these characters on screen, and with a very intriguing story being set up for this season, there’s no reason why it can’t hold onto the same quality as what came before.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

After watching the Counters band together to protect a bus full of kindergarteners from a dangerous driver possessed by an evil spirit, proceedings properly begin.

Here, the police are shocked Mo-tak – who has been made to work as a cop by Gi-ran, his partner spirit – is able to catch wanted criminals purely off “hunches” he gets, while the rest of the red tracksuit-wearing heroes debate the need for a new member.

Who is Ju-seok?

Following a psychokinesis lesson for the Counters courtesy of So Mun, we move forward to the group volunteering. It’s at this point we’re introduced to Ma Ju-seok, a salt of the earth type who we see had rescued and bonded with Mun’s grandmother two years ago.

As Ju-seok is congratulated over his impending fatherhood, So Mun and Ha-na step in elsewhere to prevent an abusive gambler from harming his son and wife any further.

The culprit is subsequently arrested by Mo-tak, and the victims are helped out by Mae-ok at the noodle shop.

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Next, we get a bit more background on Ju-seok and his wife, Min-ji. They were victims of a housing scam that took away 10 years of their savings, and although the couple “agreed to move on,” the soon-to-be mother is clearly still scarred by her desire to reclaim the lost cash.

Any recouping looks unlikely, however, given Lee, the “notorious crook” at the center of this swindling, has committed suicide.

What happens to Pil-gwang’s group?

In Jiran, a different group of Counters infiltrates the luxurious house of the villainous Pil-gwang. But their efforts to take down the man described as “no ordinary evil spirit” are fruitless, for his partners Gelly and Wong seamlessly take care of most of the tracksuit-wearing protagonists. Then, Pil-gwang finishes the job, cementing his team as notable threats.

Coming to terms with their newfound powers now, they’ve defeated a set of Counters, Pil-gwang and co. decide it’s time to return to Korea.

Concurrently, So Mun’s group hears of the threat now facing them, including how their latest enemies now possess similar abilities to them.

Next, the Counters – amidst a burst of positivity that they can slay the evil spirits – rush to the aid of Jun-hui and his mother, who is being pursued by debt collectors looking to profit off their organs.

Luckily, the heroes come to the family’s aid in the nick of time, thus meaning the mother and son pair are again saved.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 1 Ending Explained

With everyone rescued and the debt collectors firmly put in their place, the episode ends with the triumphant Counters cleaning up the scene by making it look like the villains fought each other.

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