Oh My Ghost episode 15 recap

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Episode Recaps

Oh My Ghost 15.1

Confronted by the man who killed her, virgin ghost, Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi) finally regains her memories of seeing possessed policeman, Sung Jae (Im Joo Hwan), running over his future wife, Eun Hee (Shin Hye Sun) in his car. As Soon Ae remembers him murdering her, Sung Jae tells her that he killed her, because she saw something she shouldn’t have. A horrified Soon Ae tells him that the word is out about him, and that he’ll pay for his crimes. Enraged, Sung Jae tries to attack Soon Ae, but can’t grab on as she runs away.

Three years before, Sung Jae runs into his adoptive father at a routine traffic stop. His father is unhappy to see him, and regrets having taken him in in the first place since he almost murdered his biological son, Myung Joon. Sung Jae’s jaw clenches as his father hopes they never meet again, and drives off. Meanwhile, back at her family’s restaurant, Soon Ae is excited at the prospect of Sung Jae working the night shift and decides to make him his favourite stir fried bone chops.

Oh My Ghost 15.2

Sung Jae, meanwhile, is stalking his father and his family. When his father goes outside to take out the garbage and buy ice cream for Myung Joon, Sung Jae tries to attack him from behind, but can’t bring himself to do it. Tears in his eyes, Sung Jae gives up and drives away, but in his distraction, he runs down Eun Hee. As he looks at her prone form, Sung Jae starts panicking, but he’s quickly overtaken by the evil spirit who calmly gets into the car and drives off, running over Eun Hee’s legs on the way.

As the car slowly drives away, Soon Ae comes out of an alley to find Eun Hee on the ground. She quickly calls for an ambulance, then goes back to the restaurant and writes down the license plate in her notebook. Soon Ae then calls the only policeman she knows, Sung Jae and tells him that she witnessed the hit and run. She tells him the license plate number of the car, but stops short as she looks out the window, and realizes that it’s his car. Soon Ae makes up a weak excuse to leave and runs away, with Sung Jae following close behind. She hides her phone as he catches up to her, but doesn’t manage much more than calling her dad and sending him Sung Jae’s license plate. In the end, Sung Jae drowns her in a bathtub, then throws her off a bridge into the river. The next day, her father, Myeong Ho (Lee Dae Yeon) and brother, Gyeong Ho (Lee Hak Joo) are inconsolable as her body is found and taken away before a crowd of onlookers.

Oh My Ghost 15.3

In the present, Soon Ae goes to the apartment of shaman, Suhbingo (Lee Jung Eun) and breaks down in tears. When she calms down, Suhbingo counsels her to be careful, since the evil spirit possessing Sung Jae will never let her go. In fact, Sung Jae is wandering the streets looking for her when he runs into Myeong Ho, who all unawares, is bringing back jokbal for dinner. Ominous music plays as Sung Jae asks why he bought so much, and Myeong Ho explains that they have a guest.

Back at Myeong Ho’s restaurant, timid chef, Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) calls chef, Sun Woo (Jo Jong Seok). She asks to go over to his restaurant to talk to him about the news from Soon Ae, but he tells her to wait for him instead. When Sun Woo takes too long, Bong Sun goes outside to wait, and is kidnapped by Sung Jae. When Sun Woo finally arrives, he finds nothing but her shoe on the ground. He calls the police station to find that Sung Jae has disappeared as well.

Oh My Ghost 15.5

Suhbingo is praying to the spirit to give her the power to vanquish Sung Jae, when Sun Woo starts knocking on her door. She lets him in to find him in a panic, with both Bong Sun and Sung Jae in the wind. Sun Woo is appalled to discover that Sung Jae has not only been possessed by an evil spirit, but that he was the one responsible for Eun Hee’s accident.

Oh My Ghost 15.6

Back at home, Eun Hee is nervous that she can’t reach Sung Jae. Her mother, Hye Young (Shin Eun Kyung) tries to comfort her, but to no avail. Instead, Eun Hee remembers Sung Jae putting something away in a suitcase out of her reach, and asks her mother to get it down for her.

As the two women look through the evidence of Sung Jae’s crimes, panic mounting, Sun Woo arrives, and lies to them that Sung Jae has gone to a call in a rural area. He smoothly explains the contents of the suitcase as Sung Jae bringing work home, and packs the suitcase away. Instead, he sets off a police search that only leads to finding Sung Jae’s abandoned phone. Meanwhile, Sung Jae rides away in a taxi with the trunk flapping open.

Oh My Ghost 15.7

Back at the restaurant, with both Sun Woo and Eun Hee away, sous chef Min Soo (Kang Ki Young) tries to impress a customer (his senior from high school) with his food, and by ordering Dong Chul (Choi Min Chul) around. He’s cut short when the customer recognizes Dong Chul as his own senior from high school. Dong Chul enjoys the moment as Min Soo realizes that Dong Chul is also his senior from high school and is forced to bow to him.

Suhbingo, meanwhile, is begging the spirits for some insight into Bong Sun’s location. Sun Woo and Soon Ae both fall anxious as she fails, but on her last try Suhbingo finally succeeds. She identifies a place near Seoul with lots of children.

Sung Jae is, indeed, in a crowd of children, where he plays soccer with the kids from the orphanage he grew up in. As the game winds down, the orphanage director thanks him for donating his car, and asks if he’s okay with the accommodation they’ve given him.

Oh My Ghost 15.8

As he enters the apartment, Sung Jae checks in on the bound and gagged Bong Sun. His reassurances that he won’t kill her yet seem to fall on deaf ears as she silently cries, then looks over at the ghost of a child in the corner. The child ghost is also terrified of Sung Jae and runs away, but Sung Jae is barely interested. As he closes the curtains on Bong Sun. Bong Sun wonders to herself where she might be, but the only clues she has is that they drove for an hour to get there and the smell of rosemary. It turns out that the orphanage is next to an herb farm.

Meanwhile, Sun Woo tries and fails to pass on the clue from Suhbingo to the police, who are more interested in their ramen than in investigating. Desperate, Sun Woo searches every nook and cranny he can think of, but to no avail. Meanwhile, Soon Ae mobilizes the ghost population of Seoul to look for Bong Sun near any place that has a lot of children. Instead of finding her, Soon Ae’s ghost friend finds Sung Jae, and runs away from him, terrified. Later, when she meets with Soon Ae, she tells Soon Ae that she couldn’t find Bong Sun, but recounts this story.

Oh My Ghost 15.9

Suhbingo, meanwhile, apologizes for her wrongs and begs the spirits to give her the power to deal with the evil spirit possessing Sung Jae. Suhbingo thanks the spirits as her request is finally granted.

Back at the orphanage, Sung Jae tries to feed a terrified Bong Sun, but instead of eating, she tries to appeal to Sung Jae’s humanity. Sung Jae tells her to shut up and tries to strangle her, but he’s called away before he can finish the job. As he leaves, the child ghost from before pops up again, and in desperation, Bong Sun begs him to kick Sung Jae’s phone over to her. The child ghost complies, and Bong Sun struggles to dial the phone with her hands tied behind her back.

Oh My Ghost 15.10

Back at the restaurant, Dong Chul is enjoying his newfound superiority over Min Soo, while chefs, Joon (Kwak Si Yang) and Ji Woong (Oh Eui Sik) look on in amusement. Their horseplay is interrupted by the arrival of a nervous Sun Woo, whose apologies are in turn interrupted by a phone call. When he doesn’t hear anything, Sun Woo quickly realizes that it’s Bong Sun. As the chefs look on, he tells Bong Sun to hang up and text him her location. Before Sung Jae returns to the room, Bong Sun only manages to text him the word “rosemary”, and then slide the phone back to where it was.

Oh My Ghost 15.11

Back at the restaurant, Sun Woo is pretty quick on the uptake when he figures out that Bong Sun must be smelling rosemary where she is. The chefs finally realize that something is up with Bong Sun, but can’t help him to locate a rosemary farm. Sun Woo finally spots a rosemary plant on Eun Hee’s desk, and the clues fall into place. Meanwhile, Suhbingo and Soon Ae have come to the same conclusion, and the three of them race to the orphanage, with Sun Woo calling the cops along the way.

Oh My Ghost 15.12

Sung Jae drives to a payphone and calls Eun Hee, who is tearfully awaiting his return. He tells her that he’s just gone away to think and clear his head, but Eun Hee is convinced that something is up. She tells him that whatever it is, she trusts and believes in him, but a guilty Sung Jae just hangs up on her.

Sung Jae returns to the orphanage to find the police and Sun Woo already there. He backs up, goes to his room, and gets Bong Sun. As he drives away, Sun Woo spots him and goes running for his own car. As Sun Woo peels out of the orphanage, Suhbingo and Soon Ae spot him, and give chase.

Oh My Ghost 15.13

In the back seat of Sung Jae’s car, Bong Sun takes advantage of Sung Jae’s distraction and unties her feet. Sung Jae is too busy weaving in and out of traffic to notice when Bong Sun grabs a hold of his knife and stabs him. Following behind, Sun Woo watches nervously as the car starts driving erratically. When it finally comes to a stop, Bong Sun comes running out, straight into the arms of Sun Woo. Sung Jae drives off, as Sun Woo tears the tape off and holds the crying Bong Sun.

Oh My Ghost 15.14

It’s not long before Soon Ae and Suhbingo catch up, and when they see that Bong Sun is okay, the two of them go after Sung Jae instead. The two women find the car abandoned, with a trail of blood leading away from it.

Back at the restaurant, Sun Woo makes porridge for Bong Sun, but finds her sound asleep in bed. Instead, he covers the bowl of porridge and holds her as she sleeps.

Oh My Ghost 15.16

Meanwhile, Suhbingo and Soon Ae catch up to a cornered Sung Jae on the roof of a building. As Sung Jae attacks, Suhbingo uses her powers to separate the evil spirit from him. As the spirit impotently screams its rage, a horrified Sung Jae thinks back to happier times with Eun Hee and her family, and to Soon Ae flirting with him when she was alive. Tears in his eyes, Sung Jae looks back at the evil spirit, who jumps back into his body. But, rather than let it possess him, Sung Jae fights back for control, and runs to the edge of the building. Looking back at Soon Ae, Sung Jae sighs deeply before stepping off and letting himself fall.

Oh My Ghost 15.17


Wow. I have to commend this show, writer, director, Im Joo Hwan, and all the other actors, because they almost made me cry over the death of a villain. Having Sung Jae wake up to the knowledge of everything the evil spirit had done was so heart-rending, that even while my heart was in my mouth over what he was going to do to Suhbingo and Soon Ae, I ended up hoping that they could somehow save this character instead.

Since we have a few hours before the next episode airs, let’s mention Bong Sun. As much as I love Sun Woo, it’s nice that it was the timid Bong Sun who managed to save herself. Despite being terrified, she managed to text Sun Woo the information that led him to her, and she took the opportunity of Sung Jae’s distraction to untie herself and stab him. When I saw her running out of the car, I cheered, pretty loudly.

Anyway, I won’t go on, since I’m waiting as impatiently as you guys for the last episode. You can be sure I’ll have lots to say then. Meanwhile, I’ll just invent happy endings in my mind to make me feel better about Eun Hee and Sung Jae.

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