Mask Girl Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained

August 19, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Mask Girl Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained

This article contains major spoilers for the ending of Mask Girl Season 1 Episode 7.

Netflix K-Drama Mask Girl is a genre-blending semi-anthological thriller, one that isn’t afraid to pile on twist after twist as it gradually reveals a bigger, interlocking picture of revenge, identity, murder, and… cosmetic surgery.

The plot revolves around Kim Mo-mi, a young woman who always dreamed of becoming famous but was dissuaded by the cruel words of her mother and her peers insisting she was ugly. As an adult, Mo-mi has a boring accounting job by day, but by night she dons a mask and lives a double life as a masked cam girl.

Things start to go seriously wrong for Mo-mi after her streaming account is suspended following a nudity fumble, and one of her co-workers, fellow outcast Oh-nam, takes an unhealthy interest in her alter-ego. After intervening when a fan tries to force himself on Mo-mi, Oh-nam commits murder and then rapes Mo-mi. In retaliation, though, she kills and dismembers him, before disappearing.

Mask Girl Season 1 Ending Explained

How does Chun-ae die?

This turn of events brings Oh-nam’s mother Kyung-ja into proceedings, who begins trying to track down Mo-mi with the “help” of her friend Chun-ae. Mo-mi and Chun-ae murder the latter’s boyfriend and go on the run, but in a subsequent struggle, Kyung-ja shoots Chun-ae. Chun-ae is able to save Mo-mi’s life but then expires, so Mo-mi puts her body in the car with Kyung-ja and dumps it in the river.

Mo-mi is later arrested as the serial-killing Mask Girl and sentenced to life in prison.

Does Mo-mi have a child?

As we learn throughout the series Mo-mi became pregnant with Oh-nam’s child and left the kid, a daughter, in the care of her estranged mother.

Mi-mo, the daughter, grew up without understanding her parentage, and became a loner thanks to a lack of affection and constantly moving schools after her mother’s identity as Mask Girl was revealed.

At the same time, Mo-mi languishes in prison, securing her safety, but is later tormented by news of her daughter’s worsening violence. After an escape attempt and a stint in solitary, she turns to religion and later discovers that the orchestrator of her torment is an older Kyung-ja, having survived the car being dumped in the lake and reinvented herself through plastic surgery.

Kyung-ja reveals that she has been targeting Mi-mo in order to get revenge on Mo-mi. It was she who revealed details about her past and pushed her to violence, and it’s also her who took Mi-mo in after she ran away. The whole thing has been a deliberate orchestration to enact revenge on Mo-mi.

Does Mo-mi die?

After Kyung-ja takes Mi-mo hostage to lure out Mo-mi, the latter is able to escape from prison and come to the rescue. However, she loses her own life in the process.

After escaping, Mo-mi is able to track Kyung-ja down with her mother and Mi-mo’s friend Ye-chun. Kyung-ja stabs Mo-mi’s mother to death during the rescue effort. Mo-mi is able to overpower Kyung-ja, but when she heads outside she finds herself surrounded by the police. She surrenders, but a vengeful Kyung-ja emerges with a gun and tries to shoot Mi-mo to cause Mo-mi as much pain as possible. Mo-mi shields her daughter with her own body and dies in her arms.

Mask Girl ends with Mi-mo temporarily living with Ye-chun’s parents. She has softened on other people and tearfully watches her mother’s childhood videos, trying to connect with her in the only way she still can.

You can stream Mask Girl Season 1 Episode 7 exclusively on Netflix. Do you have any thoughts on the ending of Mask Girl Season 1? Let us know in the comments.

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1 thought on “Mask Girl Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained

  • August 27, 2023 at 4:38 am

    This series was too long ,too dragged out, too unbelievable , too many plot twists and too hard to keep pace.Wouldn’t recommend it.

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