Revenant Episode 8 Review: Munchun Faces Dire Peril; Hongsae’s Perspective Shifts

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Revenant Episode 8 shows Munchun and Hongsae reunite and reconcile, setting aside their past differences. As the detective duo delve into their analysis of the suicide cases spanning from 1958 to 2023, they begin to uncover a startling revelation—the cases are all interconnected. Eager to uncover more details, both detectives divide their objectives and embark on separate paths of investigation.

Meanwhile, San-young pays a visit to an ophthalmologist and receives distressing news. She discovers that she has inherited the same rare eye disease that her father, Gang-mu, had. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for this condition, and San-young is informed that she is likely to lose her vision within a year. However, the doctor reveals an intriguing detail: when he encountered Gang-mu a year ago, he seemed to be unaffected by the disease, contrary to the typical outcome for patients.

San-young realizes that her father’s sight was preserved because he had been possessed by an evil spirit. This revelation leads her to understand the selfish motives behind her father’s decision to keep the malevolent entity in order to maintain his own vision.

In an effort to cherish her remaining time with her loved ones before her vision deteriorates completely, San-young meets with her mother and Semi. During her wake in Revenant Episode 8, she discovers a picture of Woojin placed on the table, likely left as a heartfelt gesture from someone close to her.

Meanwhile, Hae-sang undertakes a perilous task as he visits Baekchagol and performs a ritual involving his own blood, inviting the dark entity known as the darkness ghost. The village head contacts San-young, pleading for her help in saving Hae-sang. Strangely, San-young finds herself now capable of seeing ghosts without the aid of a mirror. She witnesses the gradual encroachment of a dark shadow within the room where Hae-sang sits in a trance-like state.

The village woman informs San-young that Hae-sang’s imminent demise approaches, as the darkness ghost is on the verge of completely overtaking him. Realizing that the key to saving him lies in embracing the light, San-young determines her next course of action.

Revenant Episode 8 Review: Munchun Faces Dire Peril; Hongsae'S Perspective Shifts
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San-young Becomes the Host for the Evil Spirit in Revenant

As Hongsae and Munchun diligently gather all the necessary documents to gain a breakthrough in the interconnected suicide cases, they make a significant discovery. Hongsae learns that each suicide incident had a lead suspect, although tangible evidence proving their guilt was always elusive. Unbeknownst to them, the elusive culprit was the ghost, disguising itself as a human. Upon finding crucial data, Munchun immediately contacts Hae-sang to share their findings.

Meanwhile, Hae-sang and San-young pay a visit to a temple where a painting of the hungry ghost spirit is displayed. When San-young shows Hae-sang a picture of Woojin, Hae-sang reveals that Woojin was his only friend, who tragically ended his own life by throwing himself in front of a moving vehicle after realizing he was possessed. Just as they prepare to leave, Hae-sang’s attention is drawn to a poster, and he learns from a monk that Gang-mu had buried a plant at that location as a memorial for a deceased individual.

Hae-sang explains to San-young that to stop the evil spirit, the objects used in its killings must be buried at the site of each death. This explains the buried objects discovered at the various crime scenes. Determined to locate the remaining two objects, the duo begins digging in the area where the plant was buried, unveiling another item connected to the malevolent spirit. They realize that finding the remaining two objects will provide them with a way to bring an end to the evil entity.

San-young, puzzled by the circumstances surrounding her father’s demise, questions Hae-sang about why Gang-mu was killed if he was trying to locate and eradicate the spirit. In response, Hae-sang suggests they need to find something that both his mother and San-young’s father overlooked. At that moment, San-young enters a trance-like state and has a revelation: another victim is about to be claimed.

Alarmed, Hae-sang calls Munchun and urges him not to open the door, regardless of who may be knocking. Munchun complies and only allows Hongsae to enter the room. When the knocking commences, Munchun instructs Hongsae not to open the door. However, upon hearing Hae-sang’s voice, Munchun grants Hongsae permission to open the door, only to discover a chilling sight—San-young, possessed by the evil spirit, maliciously smiling at him.

Revenant Episode 8 Review: Munchun Faces Dire Peril; Hongsae'S Perspective Shifts
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Hongsae’s Belief in Ghosts Awakens

Munchun finds himself in grave danger, with slim chances of survival, as the consequences of opening the door become clear. Once the door is opened, the fate of the victim is sealed, and it seems unlikely that Hongsae alone can save Munchun.

However, there remains a glimmer of hope that San-young and Hae-sang might arrive in time to rescue Munchun. This incident serves as a turning point for Hongsae, as he finally believes in the existence of ghosts and willingly joins forces with San-young and Hae-sang to put an end to the malevolent spirit’s reign.

The unfolding events in Revenant shed further light on the life of Gang-mu, revealing how he came to possess the cursed object. It becomes evident that Gang-mu initially utilized the evil spirit selfishly, capitalizing on its power to maintain his vision.

However, when he resolved to rid himself of the spirit, the entity retaliated, overpowering him and ultimately leading to his demise. San-young now faces a similar predicament—if she attempts to rid herself of the spirit, she will undoubtedly face severe consequences.

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Nikhat Parveen
Nikhat Parveen
Nikhat Parveen is a Literature Enthusiast. She is Currently Pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India. She holds the position of Entertainment Writer at AWSMONE and also is a Published Poet. She has been working as a Content Writer and Interviewer for the past 3 years and as an Honorary Reporter.

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