In today’s episode we will be searching for legendary Captain. Will Jong-kook prevail again or will we be surprised by some one else?
Running Man Episode 422 Recap
Broadcast Date: 14th October 2018
Kwang-soo and So-min enters in couple look clothing and immediately get suspected for having a secret mission. Opening continues while no one realizes that Seok-jin is not there,, who starts complaining as soon as he enters. In today’s episode members and guest will be divided in two teams Team Face and Team Voice (quite imaginative names). Members get to choose their own teams either the Team Face and Voice.
Everyone lines up in front of Team Face except Jong-kook, who also drags Se-chan and Haha by force (power of protein powder) to his side. Although Se-chan slyly moves back to team Face. We also get to meet two team captains Team Face Im Soo-hyang (My ID Gangnam Beauty) and Team Voice Lee Ha-na (Voice and Unkind Ladies).
To make teams even, two members from team Face needs to be kicked to Team Voice. After loosing in wit game Ji-hyo is first one to be chosen, Se-chan meets his master (Jong-kook) after being kicked out by Soo-hyang. Team Face is left with all the unlucky and penalty members. Both teams will be competing in Legendary Captain Race and after three rounds team with more money wins and other will gets penalized.
Member at the end of race with highest amount of money from losing team will be exempted. Where as member with least money from winning team will be punished. Team captains can also be changed with secret voting. Kwang-soo takes out his ballot even before the explanation finishes but gets busted and his ballot ripped by So-min. In the background they also sees another Kwang-soo who is a bit taller and more handsome.
They will receive money to bet for the Round 1, team captains need to break frame wraps. Every wrap will get them $50, aggressive Ha-na goes through 8 of them swiftly but Soo-hyang only able to break 3. Winning money will be given as a loan under someone’s name chosen by team captains. Seok-jin is chosen and now is in $150 debt, team Voice’s choice is kept secret.
In first round each team members will put on sleeping bags that are connected from front to back. They need to guess the song and singer by listening to the lyrics read my staff member. Team Face bets $140 and Team Voice bets $110, winning team will double their money while other team loses all. After competitive play of Ha-na and some aggressive work by Jong-kook Team Voice wins.
Ha-na gets to distribute winning money to her team members according to her own wishes. Kwang-soo and So-min secretly gave their name for new captains nominations. New captain for Team Face will be chosen by Suk-jin and Jae-seok. All three nominees give their campaign speech and resolutions. Kwang-soo gets booed by Jae-seok for anything he says, he ends up kicking Jae-seok. So-min is chosen as new captain after the completion of votes.
For the second loan round, they have to slam a team member and for every decibel of sound from that slap they will receive $10. Both team captains secretly borrow the loan money under a team member’s name. In second mission there is flour in the middle of the table and 100 paper pucks. They play 1 on 1 while taking turns, first one to blow 100 pucks wins while other member of losing team will get penalized.
Team Face finally wins after an intense and close match . Captain So-min the MVP gets all the hoorah for her great defensive abilities. Team Face receives $2680 as the winning money which So-min distributes secretly. Haha rebels and nominates himself to be the captain of his team. Haha becomes the new captain after unanimous decision by the members of Team Voice much to Ha-na’s surprise.
In surprise turn of events, when Haha checks his accounts (which belonged to Ha-na before) has all the debt. Which means Ha-na took all the loans under her own name. Is she nice or did she think about the coup and played a long game? Whatever was her choice, it turned out to be a great decision on her part. We finally move to last round Treasure Hunt.
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Both teams take turns attacking and defending every 20 mins, defending team searches for cash prize. Attacking team will have bells attached to them and they need to rip tags to eliminate defending team members. If captain finds the money his amount will be doubled. Team Face is chosen to attack first but they are worried about Jong-kook more than anything.
Team Voice finds few packages quite quickly but captain Haha is attacked by whole Team Face. He is protected by Jong-kook (Mr.Protein), Jon-kook’s name tagged is ripped by Soo-hyang but because of him Haha manages to get away. Though captain kid couldn’t last long without his general and soon gets found out by Kwang-soo and Jae-seok and gets his name tag ripped.
After 20 minutes team changes roles and Team Voice gets to attack. Jong-kook is only interested in captain So-min, who is hiding behind toilet with Kwang-soo. It looks like they will die from the smell even before Jong-kook reaches them. After some close calls they are found out by Ha-na and Se-chan and gets eliminated. Finally both team captains distribute their winnings between members.
Big win in round 2 helps Team Face defeat Team Voice. Winning team receives books as prize, So-min and Kwang-soo gets Crime and punishment where as “barely hanging” Suk-jin gets “The Last Leaf” and “The Old Man and The Sea”. Jae-seok is chosen to get punished from Team Face with all the debts in his name. Haha on the other hand sacrifices himself and Se-chan and places Ha-na, Jong-kook and Ji-hyo joint 1st and they get exempted.
Staff members decides only to punish two members rather than three. Jae-seok loses in a prompt “wit game” and then chooses Haha as the second person to get punished. After final words from the guests both of them are hit by Pie canon.
I really enjoyed today’s episode,Ha-na’s competitiveness and will to win made her look like female Jong-kook. I think it was quite an improvement in all areas comparing to past few episodes. I hope they continue to deliver better episode and I get to recap them.
What about you guys,did you enjoy the episode? Let me know your thoughts below in the comments.