The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 4 Recap – How does Jeok-bong regain his powers?

By Nathan Sartain
Published: August 6, 2023 (Last updated: March 19, 2024)
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The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 4 Recap - How does Jeok-bong regain his powers?


A good chapter helps build on the show’s brewing intensity.

This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 4 contains spoilers.

In many ways, this episode felt like it was setting the scene for the battle between So Mun and Pil-gwang to intensify. Now that both seem aware of Ju-seok’s fragile state, it can be used in conflict, meaning the battles that are currently ending in stalemates, could soon swing in favor of whoever can get the former firefighter on their side.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

How do the Counters fend off the evil spirits?

We begin with three separate fights, all of which bring differing results. So Mun manages to subdue Pil-gwang’s threat, yet ends up taking a bullet for his troubles. Then, Ha-na catches Gelly, though the villain flees when receiving an eye injury. And finally, Mo-tak teams up with Mae-ok to grapple against Wong, ridding him of his evil spirits in the process.

While the rest of the Counters unwind following their hectic day of fighting, Jeok-bong sits alone, dejected. For his powers are currently useless, and he knows that could’ve proved costly had Ha-na not succeeded in catching Gelly.

Speaking of Gelly, she is now without an eye because of her conflict with the Counters and is naturally furious about it. Yet Pil-gwang remains measured in his demeanor, wanting to discover what he could do to strip So Mun, who he admits could well be stronger than him, of his overwhelming strength.

What happens with Jeok-bong leaving the Counters?

As Ju-seok attempts to quell the evil spirit lingering inside his head, the Counters track down the suddenly departed Jeok-bong in a bid to get him to return to the team. But the young farmer is stubborn, refusing to head back to Seoul because of the disappointment felt from losing his power.

Still, Jeok-bong remains deflated back at the farm too, given his father seems to hope for a son able to help him financially. So, the farmer appears to resign himself to slipping back into a coma, away from his life as a Counter.

How does Jeok-bong use his powers, and rejoin the Counters?

However, a unique opportunity arises when Seong-sik, the son of the Village Head, attempts to kill his father. For it ultimately allows Jeok-bong to rediscover his smelling power, as well as gain the strength needed to become a successful Counter. Thus, the Village Head, as well as the farmer’s father, is saved from Seong-sik’s wrath.

With the encouragement of So Mun and Ha-na, Jeok-bong summons the evil spirit from Seong-sik, completing his first solo task. Jong-guk later congratulates his Counter on this, and it’s clear the farmer has regained his confidence too.

While Jeok-bong confirms to his father he’ll be returning to Seoul, Gelly provides Pil-gwang with the intel that the Counters are in some way linked to the late Min-ji. Concurrently, Ju-seok remains taunted by an evil spirit ahead of his court date.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 4 Ending Explained

In court, Mo-tak testifies in Ju-seok’s defense, though the firefighter soon scuppers himself. Standing up, he proclaims if he was able to turn back time, he’d have killed Seong-uk, a statement which piques the interest of Pil-gwang, who watches on.

To end the episode, So Mun stares at Ju-seok, realizing he’s a changed man.

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