Broadcast Date 23 September 2018
Running Man Episode 419
This is my little recap/review of running man episode 419. After last week’s “Dangerous Delivery” episode we come to the second part of the race. We get to see whats in the briefcase that cast delivered last week. Episode starts with fun poking of Haha and Suk-jin’s fashion. Jae-suk and Kwang-soo giving it to both of them(face maketh man).
Then it’s Kwang-soo’s turn who get teased for his attendance as a special guest at Song Joong-ki’s fan meeting. Cast says how Joong-ki is the good guy who keep finding excuses to use Kwang-soo. And, how Kwang-soo need to be polite to him even though both are friends(as in both are of same age). Kwang-soo is lost for words ’cause of the untrue(totally true) accusations. He informs them that he only went after receiving official invitation but to no avail, teasing continues.
We then move on to our today’s guest Jang Do-yeon or also known as Big Foot if you have seen her previous running man episode. She is here as a MC rather than as a guest, so she won’t be part of the team. She explains, to open the briefcase they need three number password. They have to clear different missions to get hints for the password. If they don’t find the secret of the briefcase two members will be chosen to get penalty by roulette.
First mission is called “when the full moon sets”. Members have to sit on the chair and lower the balloon under the safe zone but stop it before it hit your head. Ji-hyo throws a dice and number 3 comes up, so 3 people have to succeed to complete the mission. Jong-kook is first one and he succeeds as expected. Then you have So-min , Jae-suk and Kwang-soo all three of them failed miserably.
Suk-jin on the other hand succeeds and then Ji-hyo as well and they complete the mission and get their first hint, “It’s bigger than Jae-suk but smaller than Haha”. Few puns are made regarding you know what. Segments ends with Do-yeon saying goodbye to the cast. For their second mission they meet at lunchtime with second guest….
We have another guest, wait she looks like Do-yeon. She is Do-yeon but not Do-yeon at the same time(they even have same hairstyle). Their second mission is to put fried egg without spilling the yolk in the bibimbap within 100 seconds. They can only use fork and not allowed to touch the pan. Other than Ji-hyo every one else fails, Jong-kook loosing in rock, paper and scissor gets his name pasted on roulette(Haha was the other name[edited from broadcast]). As they failed the mission, PD suggests they will be given second hint but they need two more names for the roulette.
Kwang-soo loses in the wit game, now not only he get his name on roulette he also get flicked on head as an extra penalty to receive the hint. For the second name he said he will chose someone while looking at Jae-suk. Kwang-soo bets with Jae-suk and Suk-jin in a dice game(whoever gets higher number wins) he will take the penalty of flicking even if he wins but their names will be pasted instead of his if he wins. He throws and gets a 5 but forgets to say dojeon.
He throws again but this time only gets a 2 while Jae-suk gets a 6. After losing Kwang-soo asks for another chance betting an extra flick, then he loses again(Jae-suk decides to use the flick some other time). He gets his name pasted on roulette. Although they failed the mission but thanks to Kwang-soo they get their second hint number “2”. For their next challenge every member have to find a staff member from his/her home town. One of the staff member turns out to be ex-writer from the show Infinite Challenge or Muhan Dojeon(which made it a bit sentimental for Haha and Jae-suk).
To succeed in their third mission, the number of people get up should be different from the number Do-yeon calls(if she calls 5, total number of people standing up should be anything other than 5). They lose on their first try but staff agrees to give them another chance if someone’s name is put on roulette, Ji-hyo is chosen after losing in rock,paper and scissor. They get their third hint which is half moon shaped rice cake. For another hint they have to park a toy car, in parking space made of disposable cups filled with water. They succeed and get another hint scissor and rightly guess the password to be 815, Ji-hyo birth date.
After opening the briefcase they find a card stating “go to 9th floor”. Everyone reach their except Jae-suk and Suk-jin and read their final mission card, which states, chase both Jae-suk and Suk-jin within 20 minutes(both of them are getting punished for losing briefcase in last week’s episode). They get caught within 5 minutes and as punishment both of them have to go anywhere staff tells them to. Episode ends with next weeks preview, weirdly Kwang-soo is seen with them for some reason(I think we all can guess what it is).
This episode was alright, other than opening and first task it wasn’t that enjoyable I was skipping through most of it towards the end. May be you guys will enjoy it more than me. See you next week.