A strong ending boosts another consistent episode.
This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 8 contains spoilers.
Although a lot of the action came at the tail-end, this was another highly entertaining installment. With just four episodes to go, things are certainly heading towards a large climax, and it is worth wondering if Ju-seok can be saved going forward, now he may know the real crooked intentions of Pil-gwang.
The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 8 Recap
What happens with Do-hwi?
Picking up where we left off, Ha-na fortunately manages to escape alongside Do-hwi, meaning the interrupting force of Pil-gwang cannot exert his authority on the situation. As an aside, Gelly is clashing with her former partner, who wishes to “consume her” evil spirit to strengthen himself now they won’t be a team.
Next, as a protective measure, Ha-na tearfully wipes herself from Do-hwi’s memory, wanting to ensure he’s away from any potential danger. Prior to that, though, she had expressed her happiness at reuniting with the pianist.
As the Counters worry about Ha-na, she shares with the group that Pil-gwang’s hideout is likely to be a hotel. Thus, So Mun and Jeok-bong try to scout this place out, with no luck initially.
How does Chung-jae find himself confronted?
Elsewhere, Mo-tak confronts the doctor who forged Chung-jae’s autopsy and labels him partially responsible for “creating that monster” in reference to Ju-seok. Concurrently, the rich fraudster has hired new bodyguards, wishes to take down the policeman prying into his life, and is instructing Jae-youl to tidy his “mess.”
Unfortunately, this means Jae-youl spikes the drink of Mae-ok — who was actually helping him with his grandmother’s memorial and continuing to guide the youngster towards a better path — so she can be taken away by Chung-jae’s men. There, the Counter is swiftly instructed to call for Mo-tak.
Of course, that backfires for the hired hands, who find themselves beaten by the Counters, and rounded up. Together, Mo-tak and Mae-ok then realize these bodyguards can help them reach Chung-jae directly. Elsewhere, Ju-seok confronts Jae-youl at his house, also wanting to be led to the fraudster.
What allows Chung-jae to flee?
As it turns out, Ju-seok arrives first and immediately sets out to get revenge over his late wife’s tormentor. Yet Mo-tak intervenes in a timely fashion, beginning a conflict between himself and the former firefighter, while Mae-ok attempts to flee with Chung-jae.
In time, though, Ju-seok overpowers Mo-tak, and heads towards his target once more. But gunshots, and the rest of the Counters arriving at the scene, stick a temporary pin in the firefighter’s revenge hunt. In turn, Chung-jae flees unobstructed, and an isolated Ju-seok reflects on Pil-gwang’s words about “killing” amidst taunts from his evil spirit.
What is Ju-seok’s next step?
Meeting with Pil-gwang, Ju-seok wishes to know how to overpower the Counters, ready to defeat the people “who were once like family” if it helps him towards his goal of revenge. Meanwhile, Mo-tak trains with So Mun, before Jeok-bong notices a curious smell.
Eventually, this stench leads the Counters to the top floor of a hotel, where both Pil-gwang and Ju-seok are presumed to be. Yet Wi-gen pleads with the group to leave, noting they cannot catch evil spirits that high, as the territory won’t reach it.
The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 8 Ending Explained
Nevertheless, leaving isn’t an option, as Ju-seok and Pil-gwang quickly start an intense fight with the Counters. And, just when the heroes look to be regaining the upper hand, Gelly arrives, putting So Mun in a precarious position as a taunt to the remaining protagonists.
Continuing, Gelly erases the memory of So Mun’s rebirth, meaning the star Counter is suddenly left powerless. Enraged, Pil-gwang wonders what his former partner has done, and the episode ends with all parties intensely staring at each other.
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