Item Roundup: Episodes 27-28

Se-hwang lets Gon know that he’s holding So-young hostage. Just when Priest Koo is about to shoot Se-hwang, the latter turns into Seo Yo-han, prompting Koo to drop the gun. We flashback to a time when a former HwaOne employee had visited Koo to confess to his role in covering up the fire incident. Back in the present, Se-hwang shoots Priest Koo’s retreating figure. In his dying moments, he thinks back to when his tears had imbued Yo-han’s ring with magical powers.

Item Roundup Episode 27-28 - Priest Koo shot by Se-hwang

Team leader Choi turns up to where he believes Yo-han is being held but gets shot at by a man. Turns out the man is his subordinate Dae-hung with his eyes glazed-over, a clear victim of Se-hwang’s purple mist. Both detectives shoot at each other, Choi in an attempt to defend himself and Dae-hung under the influence of the mist, but the latter ends up dead. As if on cue, Se-hwang’s men get there and blackmail Choi into keeping quiet. Next, the men get to Hak-jae and Sung-mok. The duo manages to hide the items with them, as well as the little girl before being shot by Se-hwang’s men.

Gon gets to the scene and saves Hak-jae and Sung-mok using the healing stamp. Mysteriously, So-young’s mom’s old phone lights up when the stamp is used. Gon notes that the phone maximized the stamp’s powers, and tries to combine other items with it. They discover a new power when the phone comes in contact with the album—its ability to stop time. Back in the Room of Wishes, Chief Shin and Da-in are still trying to hide from the clown. Se-hwang’s men plant Gon’s traces all over detective Kim Dae-hung’s murder scene, and team leader Choi feigns ignorance while trying not to break down.

Item Roundup Episode 27-28 - New power

Gon plans to stop the train crash just as he saw in his dream, and Sung-mok decides to ask his firefighter friends for help. This leaves no one to save So-young, so Hak-jae volunteers for the task. Gon turns up at HwaOne bearing all the items in a briefcase. As soon as he gets inside Se-hwang’s office, his men knock him out with a hit on the head, but Gon manages to get back up and snatch a gun. He holds Se-hwang at gunpoint, to which the latter just laughs and plays a video of So-young admitting to being Gon’s accomplice in the serial murders. She also announces that a huge disaster is about to take place in Seoul, for which she claims responsibility. Immediately, Gon uses his new-found power to stop time and escapes with both his and Se-hwang’s items.

Team leader Choi is back on So-young’s team and along with Yu-na, gathers reinforcements to Jeongjin station. We are transported to the scene of the train crash from the very first episode of the show. A foggy-eyed driver being controlled by the purple mist drives his train in the opposite direction. So-young, also foggy-eyed, climbs atop a building. Gon arrives at Jeongjin station and tries to get people to evacuate. All at once, Gon jumps over the tracks to stop the speeding train and So-young jumps from the building. Hak-jae gets there in time, pushing out an air mattress from his magic mirror and cushioning So-young’s fall.

Team leader Choi and his team go head to head with Se-hwang’s goons, stopping them from committing more crimes. As Gon lays drained on the tracks, hundreds of people make their escape. Sung-mok gets to Gon and heals him, and together, they try to rescue the trapped people with Hak-jae and So-young also joining in.


Indoor Enthusiast (Esha) is a staff writer at Kdramapal. She is responsible for bringing all the latest happenings in Kdramaland, as well as features and recaps of currently airing dramas, to the readers of the site. As a gender studies student, she loves analyzing K-dramas through the lens of gender politics and social justice. You're most likely to find her droning on and on about how Ji Hae-soo from It's Okay That's Love and Sung Bora from Reply 1988 are the best heroines to ever grace our screens. Her favorite dramas tend to be thrillers like Secret Forest and Signal, as well as heartwarming shows like Misaeng. When not in the mood for either of those, you can find her binging on shows about female friendships a la Age of Youth or rom-coms that come with sprinklings of feminism, like Because This Life Is My First. She lives in India, spends all her free time reading books, and would love nothing more than to meet Gong Hyo-jin and sign away her life's earnings to the actress. Indoor Enthusiast can be reached at [email protected]