The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11 Recap – why do the Counters choose not to kill Ju-seok?

By Nathan Sartain
Published: September 2, 2023 (Last updated: September 6, 2023)
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Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11 Recap


A packed penultimate episode prepares audiences for what should be a fast-paced finale.

We recap the Netflix K-Drama series The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11, which contains significant spoilers.

With plenty to unpack, the penultimate episode of The Uncanny Counter Season 2 did a solid job of building stakes for the finale and establishing the threat of a “complete evil spirit.” That, and it was certainly nice to see all of the Counters come together in unison at the end of this chapter.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11 Recap

What is the situation with Ju-seok?

Picking up where we left off, the Counters quickly realize Pil-gwang “sacrificed his body” so he could work from inside Ju-seok, gaining control of additional power in the process. As for the former firefighter, his soul has been “consumed” now, meaning he is basically controlled by a “complete evil spirit.”

Continuing, it’s established that Ju-seok can find the Counters through the territory and also hide in it. Thus, what was once an asset to the heroes now carries risk, and Wi-gen notes the former firefighter should be “eliminated on sight.”

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Despite this, So Mun still holds out hope there’s another solution. Initially, he tries to encourage his fellow Counters to buy into his thinking (though Mo-tak vocally disagrees, reminding everyone they must avoid more innocent victims being caught up in this). Then he wonders to Ha-na if Ju-seok’s situation is being misunderstood.

Ultimately, So Mun wants a chance to gaze into the mind of their foe, one he is given in due time.

Why do So Mun and Mo-tak have differing views on how to handle Ju-seok?

Following this confrontation, So Mun becomes more adamant that Ju-seok’s soul still exists. The former firefighter did stop Pil-gwang’s spirit from harming him, which could point to his soul still existing. Nevertheless, Wi-gen isn’t swayed and sticks with the instruction that Ju-seok is to be “eliminated.”

While checking on a police report, Mo-tak and Han-ul become swept up in battle with Ju-seok. Here, it’s made clear the “complete evil spirit” has unparalleled strength, given he can force bullets out of his body, seemingly heal with ease, and has no issue overwhelming his adversaries in conflict.

By the end of this fight, Han-ul unfortunately seems to die at the hands of Ju-seok, whereas Mo-tak – encouraged by Gi-ran – flees. Again, though, hints are made that the former firefighter still exists within the body inhabited by Pil-gwang.

Fully armed and no longer willing to hear the pleas of So Mun, now his police colleague has suffered, Mo-tak decides he’s going to track down Ju-seok and kill him.

As Ha-na accompanies the cop on his mission, she mentions how she’s actually against eliminating their foe and would instead summon him.

How is Han-ul alive?

Elsewhere, So Mun is left to reflect deeply after hearing the words of Ju-seok’s mother. She worries about her son and admits she’s had thoughts about him being able to “meet Min-ji in heaven and be happy.”

At the hospital, Mo-tak is overjoyed to find Han-ul is, in fact, still alive. Upon reading the police officer’s mind, Ha-na discovers Ju-seok was the one who saved him, again demonstrating that his soul still exists.

What happens with Ju-seok at the Counters’ hideout?

Next, Ju-seok makes his way toward the Counter’s hideout, wanting to confront So Mun, who isn’t present. In the midst of this, Jang-mul sends Jeok-bong out to press a button that would see the building self-destruct, yet this is a plan unable to come to fruition.

When So Mun arrives, it kickstarts a tense fight, where neither side fully gains the upper hand. But while Ju-seok is floored, the destruct mechanism is activated, and the Counters rush to escape their hideout.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11 Ending Explained

Nevertheless, So Mun opts to stay in the building and face off with Ju-seok alone. Or at least it appears that way until the rest of the Counters (including the returning Mo-tak and Ha-na) all arrive to tackle their adversary together.

With the aim now to summon, not eliminate, the evil spirit within four minutes, the episode ends with the Counters ready to clash with Ju-seok for perhaps the final time.

What did you think of the K-Drama The Uncanny Counter Season 2 Episode 11? Comment below.

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