The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 9 Recap – What is So Mun’s condition?

By Nathan Sartain
Published: August 27, 2023 (Last updated: September 6, 2023)
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The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 9 Recap - What happens with So Mum’s coma?


A very good episode brings plenty of emotion and plot development.

This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 9 contains spoilers.

Topped off with a surprisingly happy ending, this episode of The Uncanny Counter had a bit of everything. And now, it’s clear which direction the show is going in its last few episodes, especially given both Gelly and Wong have been defeated.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

What is So Mun’s condition?

Picking up where we left off, the Counters barely escape the threat of Pil-gwang, Gelly, and Ju-seok, mostly thanks to Mo-tak’s bravery, and Chairman Choi’s relentless gunfire. However, So Mun remains unconscious, with the only route out of his situation reconnecting him with Wi-gen.

As the Counters reluctantly settle on catching Lee Chung-jae as their next priority, Ju-seok comes close to isolating himself from Pil-gwang over their differences in “paths.” But the villain seemingly convinces the former firefighter to remain an ally, and his advice to take revenge by following the protagonist’s moves certainly piques interest.

Next, So Mun’s grandparents are told he’s in an “art contest” to prevent them from worrying about a lack of contact, and the Counter’s friends are put in charge of looking after him in the hope he’ll soon wake up. Meanwhile, Mo-tak almost loses his rag when unsuccessfully interrogating one of Chung-jae’s associates.

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Continuing, Ha-na goes inside the mind of So Mun to try and help the situation, but she finds her friend has become timid and believes that all who surround him pass away. With this information, the spirits theorize that the comatose Counter is refusing to wake up.

How is Chung-jae caught? And how does Ha-na defeat Gelly?

While Mae-ok becomes determined to reignite So Mun’s “will to wake up,” Gelly finds one of Chung-jae’s associates. Here, she discovers he is set to flee the country.

When Mae-ok tracks down Jae-youl, the two emotionally reconnect, both fully aware of their past link now. Capitalizing on the moment, the experienced Counter asks the person she first saved to testify against Chung-jae, though she too subsequently becomes privy to the fact the fraudster will be fleeing.

So, that night, the Counters head to Chung-jae’s location, and find Gelly there too. Fortunately, there’s a plan in place for this, one which is executed seamlessly, and sees Ha-na left to fight her nemesis alone in a locked container.

In time, Ha-na overpowers Gelly completely, with the one-eyed antagonist unable to compete in pitch-black conditions. Thus, her evil spirit is consumed, and one more villain is quelled.

Concurrently, Mo-tak subdues Chung-jae, though he is powerless to stop Jae-youl from taking a bullet for Mae-ok. Amidst tears, the youngster asks the experienced Counter if he still “has time” to turn his life around.

Before she can be taken to the police station, Pil-gwang chokes Gelly out, enraged she couldn’t transfer her powers to him. Elsewhere, Chairman Choi is confronted by Ju-seok, who used So Mun’s grandmother as a way to discover the location of the Counters’ hideout. Here though, the former firefighter hears Chung-jae has been caught, and his money retrieved.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Back in So Mun’s mind, Ha-na sees that painful memories constantly haunt the comatose Counter. That, and he believes his allies all died during their hotel confrontation with Pil-gwang and co., noting he’s “too exhausted” to carry on.

Yet that does change. When reflecting on his parent’s death, So Mun comes to his senses, wanting to wake up to greet his fellow Counters, who he believes are anticipating his reappearance. And, in due time, he does just that, reconnecting with Wi-gen, and returning to the earthly world.

To end the episode, So Mun’s friends and fellow Counters all excitedly greet him.

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