Gyeongseong Creature (2023) s01e04 Episode Script


[opening theme music playing]
[music fades]
[intriguing instrumental music playing]
[Chae-ok] My mother once showed me
the many different shapes you could make
with just one single string.
She told me to imagine
the many possibilities
between two people
if their paths were to ever intertwine.
The unpredictable moments of fate
shaping a new path and direction
that you would never expect.
And for that one
seemingly coincidental encounter,
our paths forever change,
as the days, time, and space
all conspire to move together
in the same direction.
["Time" by Baek A playing]
Will it come when winter's gone ♪
It was an attraction
that seemed vague at first,
but became crystal clear.
when spring comes? ♪
- Before the cherry blossoms fall ♪
- [distant explosion]
Though it defied logic,
it became an immeasurable force.
One that sweeps you off your feet.
[distant explosion]
[blows landing]
[soldier 1 groans]
[Chae-ok] A force
that pulls you closer and closer,
until finally, you are together.
That immeasurable force
is the power of fate.
[gunshot echoing]
[suspenseful music playing]
- [distant explosions echoing]
- [panting]
I'm really sorry.
Can you forgive me for being late?
[breathing deeply]
- [phones ringing]
- [man 1] Do it now.
Yes, sir.
Did you find out
where the fireworks were set off?
We think it was east of Namsan, sir.
It was near Ongseong Hospital.
- [man 2] Look into it immediately.
- [man 3] Yes, sir.
- Ongseong Hospital?
- Yes, sir.
[ominous music playing]
[man 1] They have to be
around here somewhere.
Find the bastards
who set off the fireworks!
[man 2] Yes, sir!
[man 3] Over here, sir!
[man 1] Ah, over there!
[man 4] That way.
- Tell me where he went. Where is he?
- I apologize, sir.
I was following Master Jang,
then I lost him somehow and
Where did you lose Master Jang?
Towards Bonjeong, Commissioner Ishikawa.
The third district, sir.
- [man 1] No, no, it's on me.
- [man 2] Don't be crazy. I'm paying.
- Hey, where are we?
- [yelps]
- Excuse me.
- Hey. Watch it, huh?!
- Hey, hey, hey.
- Don't touch me!
- Let's go. Let's go.
- What the hell?
Shouldn't you say sorry
if you bump into someone?
[man 2] Forget about it.
Let's just go to another bar.
[panicked breathing]
- [Tae-sang sighs]
- How does it fit, sir?
Everything is measured
exactly the way you wanted.
It fits just right.
I like the style.
Plus the fit looks quite good on me.
Did you hurt yourself, sir?
[pained grunt]
[chuckles softly]
Where's the rickshaw?
It's out back. I'll show you now.
[whimsical music playing]
It should be big enough
to fit a person inside. Is that possible?
Yes. When should I bring it?
Come meet me behind the tailor shop
at 9:00 p.m. sharp. Is that clear?
[driver] Will this be enough space?
I'll return the rickshaw just as soon
as I'm done with it, all right?
One more thing, sir.
You be safe out there, Master Jang, okay?
Commissioner Ishikawa,
do you think that Master Jang
went inside of the hospital
and got past all of the guards?
That's right.
I, Jang Tae-sang
decided to break into Ongseong Hospital
to protect the House of Golden Treasure
and the people I love,
despite being injured.
[intriguing music playing]
[soft, pained grunting]
[music fades]
I heard that you are planning
to get someone out of Ongseong Hospital.
And I want to help you out.
- You could end up dead if you do this.
- I know. I want to help.
I'm going with you.
[scoffs] It's not
some fun adventure, you know.
I was told
one of my comrades was arrested.
He was taken there last night.
Please, Tae-Sang, I won't get in your way.
Just get me inside.
The rickshaw can only hide one person,
and that's Myeong-ja.
I can't promise to get you out.
You'll have to find a way out on your own.
I understand.
If you do happen to run into any trouble,
I might not
be able to help you, Jun-taek.
It's every man for himself.
Can you please just
think this over some more?
This operation is dangerous, Master Jang.
Listen here.
My name is Jang Tae-sang.
Enough of that already.
Your name won't protect you
from bullets or sword attacks.
Yeah? Well, I'm pretty nimble,
so don't be too worried, all right?
- [Mrs. Nawol sighs]
- [chuckles softly]
Just come back alive, Master Jang.
When you do,
I'll have your favorite cognac ready.
[clearing throat pointedly]
We better get going.
I risked my life to get here.
[Tae-sang sighs]
This wasn't the plan, okay?
You said that you found Myeong-ja.
It was in the message you sent.
Why did you even say that?
I meant I'd bring her to you
after you found a way out.
You were supposed to send me
a signal from outside.
[Tae-sang scoffs]
Whatever. That's fine.
Okay, let's say we both
miscommunicated about what the plan was.
The kids though?
I'm sorry, that's something else.
Who are these kids? Do you know?
- I don't know.
- So what are you doing?
You have no obligation to these kids.
Why did you bring them into this?
What do you intend to even do?
Why did you do it?
They needed saving.
Otherwise they would've died in there.
How about we discuss this downstairs, huh?
It appears two of these guys
are dead already,
and the rest won't be saying much
for a while, I think.
All right, kids. Follow me.
Here. [grunts]
Come on. Let's go.
[Tae-sang sighs]
[breathing heavily]
What is it? What's going on here?
There's no evidence to suggest
anyone broke in from outside.
We think
the kids probably did this by themselves.
[inhales sharply]
You better find them!
I want everybody looking for the kids.
Everybody on it! You got that?
Yes, sir!
[ominous music playing]
[breathing heavily]
[music fades]
What the hell is this? Where's Myeong-ja?
I have no idea.
And who the heck are these kids?
I don't know that either.
They were found in the laboratory.
They have one in this hospital?
And who are you?
Oh. [clears throat]
Kwon Jun-taek.
Nice to meet you, whoever you are.
Tae-Sang only told me a little
about why you guys are in here.
And who is this Japanese guy?
He works here at Ongseong Hospital.
He doesn't look like he works here at all.
How do I know he's trustworthy?
The priority right now is Myeong-ja.
Let's just focus
on the original plan for now.
But first, we should probably discuss
what to do with these kids you have.
What's this laboratory you mentioned?
Where is it, and what's it for?
[dragging feet]
[solemn music playing]
I used to work at a gun factory.
After that, the soldiers took me here.
I've had injections every day since then.
What were the injections for?
Do you know what they do?
[girl] I don't know, sir.
I saw that the other kids were all dying
from whatever they put in us.
Some died after suffering
for a little while, or from a high fever.
Some died in their sleep.
Every day, I could hear
people screaming and crying.
[breathes shakily]
They didn't want to die like this.
They were all just
just screaming and screaming.
In Manchuria,
I witnessed something similar.
What they did was pure evil.
The experiments conducted
on those prisoners were absolutely insane.
It looks like the same thing
is happening here.
[ominous music playing]
Okay, so, um
what are you trying to say, hmm?
That, um you think Myeong-ja could be
going through something similar?
She could be.
We should find her
as quickly as possible, then.
If we delay this any longer,
something bad could happen to her.
- We gotta get these kids out before
- That's not my concern.
You created this situation here,
so fix it yourself, huh?
Are you really
about to abandon these kids right now?
I don't expect you to understand,
but I have my own problems to deal with.
If I don't get Myeong-ja
back to Ishikawa soon,
I will lose everyone I love
and everything I've built here.
I won't be guilt-tripped into helping you
get all these kids out of here.
It's not why I came here.
It's not okay that you're trying
to put me in this situation.
It's too big of a risk for me.
I'm better off looking for Myeong-ja.
[Tae-sang breathing shakily]
[mischievous music playing]
[ominous music playing]
We can't find them anywhere.
I think it's possible
they might've found a way out of the ward.
No, this hospital, it has too many guards.
They're still inside.
Search every level again.
They must be hiding in here somewhere.
You know kids love
to play hide-and-seek, right?
Yes, sir.
[tense music playing]
[tense music building]
I think we can fit two kids in this one.
There's no time for that. Let's go
with the smallest first. You and you.
And, uh
[tense music building]
[knocks on door]
[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
[suspenseful music playing]
[music fades]
What's the matter, huh?
Did something scare you just now?
[ominous music playing]
It's okay.
[ethereal music playing]
[Chae-ok] What is this?
What is his job here?
Why would he draw
something like this in a hospital?
Who is that man out there?
He's Sachimoto.
The guy you asked me to find for you.
The painter Sachimoto.
[dramatic music playing]
[Jun-taek] What's that around your neck?
An old present from my daughter.
She was 12 when she made it.
She was learning to carve wood
at the time.
She gave me one necklace
and the other to her mom.
If you don't mind me asking,
how'd you both end up becoming sleuths?
We've been searching for my wife,
who went missing ten years ago.
[tender instrumental music playing]
[Chae-ok] This here.
Is this one of your drawings
from a year ago?
Yes, that's mine.
I'm guessing you know
the woman in this drawing, then?
I want to know how do
I mean, when did you
How do you know her,
and do you know where she is?
How do you know this woman, may I ask?
She's my mother.
[breathing shakily]
So what do you know?
Can you give me any information
on where she is right now?
It would help me.
I want to know everything.
[creature growling]
- [screaming]
- [grunting]
- [woman sobbing]
- [whimpering]
[bell ringing]
[heavy footsteps stomping]
It moves so fast without a sound.
What a dangerous creature.
It's so powerful.
How many more of these creatures
can you create for the emperor?
this is the only one that was a success,
so it's hard to say.
All the other test subjects either died
or became deformed
as the serum took over them.
[tuts, sighs]
You must find a way
to make more of these creatures.
The emperor needs to know
what we have created
so that he can be victorious
and win this war.
[rapid footsteps approaching]
[tense music playing]
We're done for today.
Return the rest of the subjects
to their cells.
I have other business to attend to.
Excuse me.
Take them back.
[prisoners grunting]
[tense music building]
[snarling gently]
[low growling]
[snarling softly]
[sentimental piano music playing]
Look, I'm sorry.
But I don't know.
I thought you said you drew this picture.
Yes, it's true. I did draw that.
I just don't know where she is.
I don't know what happened to her.
Do you really not know anything?
I've spent ten desperate years
looking for her.
I spent three years
investigating in Manchuria.
Then this portrait came into
my possession, and that's when I
I came back here to Joseon
to find the person who might know
what really happened to her.
Are you sure you don't know where she is?
I'm sorry, I don't.
[sentimental piano music continues]
[sentimental piano music continues]
[breathing shakily]
[music fades]
Know how to pull a rickshaw?
I've, uh, I've only done it twice, sir.
Come here, then.
[sentimental string music playing]
From now on,
you will lead them.
As a man, it's your responsibility
to take these kids out of here.
Let's play a game.
A little hide-and-seek, okay?
Don't let any Japanese soldiers
find you, huh?
Wait until the rickshaw stops moving.
Whoever is the most quiet
will win the game.
And if you all remain hidden,
I will give you all one of these.
Can you do that?
What's the plan now?
We're gonna get these kids
out of here first.
That's our first priority.
Right, Yoon Chae-ok?
[music fades]
What's that?
Sachimoto's studio?
Yes, sir. I'm quite sure.
I heard a girl scream from inside.
- [sighs]
- [tense music playing]
Mr. Sachimoto.
Mr. Sachimoto!
Open it!
[music intensifies]
[heartbeat rhythm echoing]
[tense music continues]
[soldier] Mr. Sachimoto!
[unsettling music playing]
[footsteps approaching]
[heartbeat rhythm echoing]
Is something wrong?
Where are you headed to
this evening, huh? You're up late.
Uh, why do you ask, sir?
[sighs] It looks like, uh,
a couple kids escaped tonight.
[Sachimoto] And?
One of my corporals heard
a little girl screaming.
It sounded like it came from your studio.
I don't know about that.
I was cleaning up a little.
Can we take a little peek
inside your cart, then?
[unsettling music playing]
[music fades]
[dramatic music playing]
[Tae-sang] Look straight ahead
and don't hesitate.
Just keep running.
Don't look back, you hear me?
Go past the main gate
and don't stop running
no matter what, you got that?
Hold on.
Be confident and stay strong.
You're just a rickshaw puller
doing his night run, nothing else.
You'll be okay.
[chuckles softly]
[taps of encouragement]
You, open the gates!
[car horn honks]
Go tell Director Ichiro
a woman from Honmachi's here for him.
[man] Yes, sir!
[boy crying]
[crying continues]
Would you like to check any other places?
So tell me,
do I need to check in with you
every time I decide to clean up my room,
huh, sir?
No. Enjoy your evening, Mr. Sachimoto.
[janitor panting]
[distant door opens]
[cart rolling]
[knocking on door]
Tell Mr. Gu
to please come down here. Quickly.
Yes, Mrs. Nawol.
The other children, where are they now?
[Mr. Gu] Oh my goodness.
There are two of them?
[Mrs. Nawol] Come on out.
- Here. Careful.
- Ah, careful. There you go.
[Mrs. Nawol grunts]
- You're all safe now.
- [Mr. Gu] Watch your step.
- All right.
- You're safe. There you go.
- You'll be safe here.
- Ah, okay.
- [mysterious music playing]
- [straining]
[Mr. Gu] Oh my goodness! Two more?
[Mrs. Nawol] Oh my, come on out of there.
Did Master Jang give you this?
Do you know who won the game? Is it over?
What game?
We were playing hide-and-seek.
The man said we could win
another can of cookies
if we didn't get caught by
any Japanese soldiers.
[Mrs. Nawol] I see.
Yes, you won the game.
I'll make sure to get you more cookies.
You must be hungry.
How about we make you something nice?
- Yes, let's go. Let's go.
- Let's go.
- Over here.
- Come now.
The carotid artery
was severed in one blow.
One of the children who escaped tonight
was a young teenage boy, sir.
No. This was done by someone
skilled with knifework.
See if there are any Josenjings
mixed with our soldiers.
They could've entered the lab
together somehow.
Yes, sir! Right away, Director.
Sir, your guest from Honmachi
is waiting for you.
My apologies for keeping you waiting,
Lady Maeda.
There are some very urgent matters
that needed my attention.
[tense music playing]
May I ask what brings you
to the hospital at such a late hour?
Jung Tae-sang.
I think
he broke into the hospital
and is here right now.
[man] Based on the information
we've gathered so far,
it seems that Myeong-ja's being held
in the basement in the second level.
And do we know
if there are other Joseon citizens
imprisoned within that area?
It seems so.
We need to hurry.
We only have three hours
until the sun rises.
If we don't get Myeong-ja out by morning,
everything will get more challenging.
I'm sorry, but my shift is almost over.
They might start getting suspicious
if I don't get back in time.
I understand. You should probably go.
If you are able to get down there,
can you look for my little brother?
His name is Oh Sang-deok.
He's in his early twenties,
average height.
He has a black birthmark
over his right ear.
It's about the size of a small thumb.
- Can you please be on the lookout?
- We will look for him.
I give you my word.
I'd be very grateful.
I also think
that I should say goodbye for now.
I truly hope that you achieve
everything you are hoping to.
[door closes]
All right. We should be
getting a move on as well.
Actually, I think
you should both leave the hospital.
Although we found Sachimoto,
we weren't able to get
any intel on your mother.
Therefore, I don't have
any issues ending our contract.
I appreciate everything you've done.
So in that case I should
hold on to this for the time being.
No, the deal also included
getting Myeong-ja out of here.
Well, yes, thanks to you,
we know where Myeong-ja is.
That's more than enough.
No, it's not.
You kept your end of the deal, and so, um,
we'll keep our promise as well.
- As I said, you've fulfilled your promise.
- [grunts]
[tender instrumental music playing]
You can be really annoying at times,
you know that?
Why do you always keep
making me repeat myself to you?
Do I really do that?
I'll lead the way, okay?
Try not to get lost, Master Jang.
Uh please excuse her.
Just know that my daughter
takes her promises very seriously.
[chuckling] Yes, I see. Hmm.
[dramatic music playing]
That really hurt. All right. Ah!
- [Jun-taek] What's with those soldiers?
- I'll explain everything later.
Come on, hurry.
Are you all right?
Um, why wouldn't I be?
So, uh, are we all going down this way?
- It's dark. I can't see anything.
- [sighs]
[dramatic music continues]
Do you even have any idea
where this leads to?
I guess we're all going in.
We don't have any time to lose.
I'm right behind you.
I just wanna have a quick look around.
I'll follow you in a minute.
[music fades]
[tense music playing]
[scabbard hitting ground]
I see someone
on the rooftop of the hospital ward.
Can you confirm for me, sir?
[man over radio] Keep an eye on it!
Yes, sir!
[Tae-sang grunting]
[groans softly, breathes heavily]
I sprained my ankle.
I'm fine, though, seriously.
[Jun-taek grunts]
What is this monstrosity?
Right this way.
[tense music building]
[whistle blowing]
[tense music intensifies]
[whistle blowing]
- [man 1] Everyone out.
- [man 2] Hurry up! Move!
- [man 3] Hurry!
- [man 2] This is an emergency!
- We're moving immediately. Follow me.
- Yes, sir!
[indistinct rallying calls]
Get up! Get up now!
That includes you, Josenjing!
Get up now!
We have an intruder in the hospital.
Disease Control Platoon, arm yourselves
and get downstairs. That's an order!
- Hurry, move out!
- [soldiers] Yes, sir!
[dramatic music playing]
I have no excuses
for the security breach tonight.
Nothing like this
has ever happened to us before.
Sorry for the inconvenience, Lady Maeda.
[siren wailing in distance]
Those who believe they are untouchable
let their guard down more easily.
Perhaps this was a lesson, Mr. Ichiro.
Now, to what I have entrusted to you,
until that woman
has finally given birth to her child,
she must remain unharmed until then.
She is to remain hidden here.
You must not disappoint me.
you already know this, Mr. Ichiro.
Yes, Lady Maeda.
It will all be taken care of. I promise.
Open it!
- [keys jangling]
- [woman whimpering]
Come out of there.
[unsettling music playing]
You better come out now!
[breathing shakily]
Drag her out of there.
[panting fearfully] No! No!
I don't wanna die! [yelps]
Please don't kill me!
Let go! No! No!
Someone help! Please don't kill me!
- Let go!
- What will happen to us now?
Someone help me! [yelping]
[panting fearfully]
[unsettling music playing]
[Myeong-ja breathing heavily]
[Myeong-ja in distance] No!
Don't kill me! Someone help!
[creature growling softly]
[Myeong-ja] Help!
[creature snarling]
[Myeong-ja whimpering]
Let go!
[creature growling softly]
[elevator squeaking]
[growling softly]
[low growling]
[mouth opening wetly]
[unsettling music continues]
[low growling]
[guttural growling]
[panicked breathing]
I shouldn't be in here, sir. I'm pregnant!
I can't stay here, sir.
Please listen to me. My baby could die!
If you really wanna live,
you better stay quiet.
I don't wanna hear
a peep out of you, got that?
The quieter you are,
the safer you'll be in here,
At least until
that illegitimate baby of yours is born.
- [hits bars]
- [gasps]
[music fades]
[elevator bell dings]
[officer sighs]
[elevator clunking]
[elevator bell dings]
[tense music playing]
[low growling]
- [pained grunt]
- [shocked gasp]
[creature snarling]
[terrified yelling]
[distant gunfire echoing]
[dramatic music playing]
[creature growling]
[soldiers yelling]
[panicked breathing]
[heavy footsteps thudding]
[creature growling softly]
[growling, snarls]
Are you saying the intruder somehow
found a way to the basement levels?
They couldn't have, Director.
From now on, monitor and guard
every single path that leads down here.
I want guards at every hallway entrance.
Any Joseon citizens from the outside
who have seen our labs
must be detained at once.
No one gets out of here alive.
Do you understand?
Yes, sir!
[tense music playing]
They must have found out
we're in the hospital. What should we do?
What was that gunshot we heard?
[Chae-ok] Whatever it was,
I don't think it's possible
to use the emergency stairs anymore.
So what do we do?
Sachimoto had shown me
another way to get to Myeong-ja.
[Sachimoto] Here.
This leads to the laundry room
in the second-floor basement.
They use it to send down surgical gowns
from the underground lab
down to the laundry room,
but it's wide enough
that you can walk through it.
- Where exactly is that room located?
- Right across from here.
[officer] Clean it up. Hurry!
[soldier 1 groans]
[suspenseful music playing]
Hey, are you feeling all right?
Come on. Keep going.
[clunking in distance]
[tense music playing]
- [officer] I want a thorough search!
- [soldiers] Yes, sir!
[officer] Let's go! Move!
This is an emergency! Get it together!
[soldiers] Yes, sir!
This way. Follow me.
[tense music playing]
[Tae-sang grunts]
[grunts, breathes heavily]
[pained gasp]
We have to hurry.
There's a soldier following us.
Keep moving.
[tense music building]
[Tae-sang groans]
[pained groan]
I'm not hurt.
I'm all right. Don't worry, I'm okay.
- Are you all right, Chae-ok?
- Don't worry, Father. I'm okay.
Um, are you okay?
Don't move!
[menacing music playing]
[soldier] Hand it over.
Hand it over!
[dramatic music playing]
Dirty Josenjing bastard!
[distant gunshot echoing]
[pained groaning]
[creature screeches]
[soldier screaming]
[creature snarling]
[soldier groaning]
[soldier 1 screaming]
[creature snarling]
[soldier 2 whimpering]
- [gunfire]
- [soldier 3 screams]
[soldier 2 whimpering]
[creature growls]
[soldier 2 yelps]
[terrified gasping]
[soldier screams]
[music fades]
[soft growling]
[guttural growling]
[Tae-sang gasps]
[relieved sigh]
[panting, pained grunt]
[Tae-sang panting]
[tense music playing]
[soldier breathing heavily]
Please! Please help me!
That thing
that monster,
it's on its way here!
[suspenseful music playing]
[elevator rumbling]
[elevator clunking]
[dramatic music playing]
[breathing shakily]
[low growling]
[low growling]
[breathing heavily]
[music fades]
[tender instrumental music playing]
[pained grunt]
[music fades]
You shouldn't be so reckless
when you're hurt like this.
[Tae-sang breathes shakily]
I wasn't reckless.
I was trying to
to be brave and, uh
I just really wanted to win in the end.
Just so you know, your friend left us.
He may have to find a way out on his own.
Well, he and I did agree
it would be every man for himself
if necessary.
- Are you sure you'll be fine?
- Of course I will.
Let's go.
It's about time we find Myeong-ja.
Listen, Master Jang. We need to split up.
Go to the second-floor prison
and check for Myeong-Ja.
I'll go down to the third-level basement.
I can check the third level.
Listen to me. He's too hurt to go alone.
Please stay with Master Jang.
But, Father
Do as I say.
This is the most efficient way.
All right, we'll meet in one hour
at the place we agreed to before.
If for any reason I'm late,
don't wait. Understand?
You know the drill.
Please be careful.
[Tae-sang sighs]
You can go with your father.
I'll take this gun here.
I'll just go on alone.
Just follow me.
[door opens]
[Tae-sang breathing heavily]
A while back,
I heard several gunshots being fired.
Why do I get the sense
there's something else going on in here?
Just stay here and wait for me.
[electricity crackling]
[ominous music playing]
[exhales sharply]
[suspenseful music playing]
[choked gasping in distance]
[distant thud]
[choked gasping]
[choked gasping]
[heavy footsteps squelching]
[dramatic music playing]
[soft growling]
[creature huffs]
[dramatic music continues]
[dramatic music fades]
[unsettling instrumental music playing]
[music fades out]
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