Running Man Episode 430 Recap
YangAChi team is having a hard time with a herd of sheep, sheep keep running away because of the new people and cameras around (camera shy celebrities). After a lot of effort and time, animals finally arrive in the barn. Even after that because of cowardly males, their first try to milk the sheep is a futile one. They finally finish the mission and are given a new mission. They have the choice to choose from three missions because none of the other teams have finished their first mission. Elsewhere, the Jong-Kook team is having a hard time with preparing the food for 100 people. So, they give up one of their ballots and receive an assistant, a young PD who has no experience with cooking food. He keeps getting scolded by Ji-Hyo because of his poor performance.
Jong-Kook (with Se-Chan) returns after giving out invitations, his arrival scares the PD more and he starts sweating bullets. It is taking them a lot more time than they previously thought. Jong-Kook with Se-Chan goes to people waiting for the food, he gives them a short concert (greatly helped by Se-Chan) much to the hungry audience’s pleasure. Females who were working hard in the kitchen finally finish preparing the food. They are still 5 people short so they go out in a hurry and find 5 more people and finish their mission just in time. YangAChi team is on their way to the Sashimi restaurant where they will receive their next mission. They think at the restaurant whatever they eat they will have to go and catch that ingredient just like in Hong-Kong. They also decide to rest in the van while on their way, Kwang-Soo starts eating a donut and gets treated as a punching bag by the female warrior.
On Your Knees To the King
At the restaurant, they only eat rice and side dishes, Si-Young is a bit too much suspicious about the mission. After they finish eating they are given their mission which is to catch one of the ingredients that they haven’t eaten. The team leader Si-Young is the one who has to pick the ingredient from the seven choices they have. The card she picks up says Sandfish, this is the one they wanted and she is treated as a hero. Their celebrations are cut short and the hungry plebs are told that the sandfish could only be caught early in the morning so they will have to get up early morning at 3 am. Elsewhere the Hong-kong team is in their noodle hell and looks like things are not going to get better for them. The next person’s (convenience store clerk) choice is again noodle, they reluctantly finish their another serving of noodles.
To change their luck they decide to change their location. But nothing changes at the new location as well, they are again recommended a noodle dish. To rub salt on their wound the kind restaurant owner gives them extra free dim-sums. They finish the noodles even though they are over their limit, the staff gives them a last chance to finish their mission. But their unlucky streak continues and they are again recommended a noodle dish. They go on their knees and beg the PD to just call the mission unsuccessful as they can’t eat anymore. They finish the day after eating another serving of noodles because they were unsuccessful now at least one person will be punished after the votes.
Team YangAChi arrives at the rest house that they will be sharing with Jong-kook team. Haha gets really surprised (i hope he is surprised in pleasure) when he sees his wife Byul. Si-young lost ballots and she suspects one of her teammates has stolen it. She searches Kwang-Soo, Ji-Hyo helps her and finds the ballots on him he says if she (Ji-Hyo) stays quiet he will give one to her. Si-Young catches on him and gives him a left hook in his back bringing him on his knees. Asian prince hid the ballots in his underwear, she wants new ballots as these ones may smell. In a flashback, we are shown that he stole them while they were eating at the sashimi restaurant. Also, Byul finds herself embarrassed every day because of her cowardly husband.
They play toe to toe wrestling to earn extra ballots. Jong-Kook beats Kwang-Soo and receives extra ballots, Byul wipes sweat from Kwang-soo’s face but then realizes that she already used the tissue she is using on him to wipe her feet. They play a round of lucky roulette and bet another ballot. Ji-Hyo wins and receives another ballot while Yangachi team lose one of theirs. Team yangachi plays another round and bet 3 more ballots, they lose again. Si-Young thinks it is a conspiracy and both Byul and Haha are scamming them. The yangachi team goes fishing, they are told to remember whatever PD says on the boat for their additional mission. Elsewhere, because of Suk-Jin Hong-Kong team’s new mission is to take a photograph with superstar Chow Yun-Fat.
I felt really sorry for the Hong-Kong team but their misery did bring us a lot of laughs. It was like watching the Deja-Vu of their Okinawa trip where the same 3 members showed us the power of their bad luck. In addition, Kwang-Soo was great again with his mischiefs, Si-young did control him to the best of her abilities and giving him harsh treatment when required. However, I wanted more of Jong-Kook team, especially Ji-Hyo and Se-Chan but the lack of screen time because of the kind of mission they got. Looks like they will be finishing the ark in the next episode. Most of you guys voted for Kwang-Soo to be punished in the poll from the previous episode, we will see if that will come true.