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The Uncanny Counter Season 2: How Did Ma Ju-seok Survive Being Controlled by 2 Spirits?


Bringing an end to the big evil spirit, The Uncanny Counter season 2 was a treat for everyone as So Mun and the Counters once again save the world. However, there is no doubt that the biggest star of this season had to be the simple-minded firefighter Ma Ju-seok who changed waves every weekend in this show.

The Uncanny Counter Season 2 (경이로운 소문 2: 카운터 펀치) brings the return of the supernatural mystery comedy-drama of the same name directed by Yoo Seon-dong. The show stars Cho Kyeong-kyu, Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Se-jeong, Yeom Hye-ran, Ahn Suk-hwan, and Yoo In-soo in the lead roles alongside other cast members.

The sequel continues the story of the group of Counters who catch evil spirits from the afterlife who have come searching for immortality. With new members joining the gang and bigger evils coming their way, the Counters are ready for a counterattack and stop anyone who comes their way.

This season has done its job of keeping us entertained right until the end while bringing feelings of nostalgia for fans of the show who have waited for over 2 years for this sequel. And while the Counters have brought back the forgotten feeling, there is no doubt that it was someone other than a Counter who took up the spotlight this time.

The sincere and simple-minded firefighter Ma Ju-seok has been the biggest threat and victim this season while carrying the main storyline until the end. Having faced tragic loss, he was possessed by an evil spirit that fed on his rage and later even by the main antagonist Hwang Pil-gwang.


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But how did Ju-seok survive all this while still being able to control his body? This is why we are here to let you know how Ma Ju-seok survived being controlled by 2 different spirits inside him and brought in a happy ending for all.


The Uncanny Counter Season 2: Ma Ju-seok’s Willpower to Survive

We will start this from the time when Ma Ju-seok was imprisoned for trying to harm Park Seong-uk after Min-ji’s death. During this time, rage and regret filled up inside him and with no choice left, he decided to take his life. However, right then an evil spirit attracted by his rage enters his body and shows him the benefits of giving in to him.

The evil spirit also tries to lure him with Min-ji’s image portraying her disappointment in him. Ju-seok goes through days of a tug-o-war with the spirit until finally giving in to the spirit and later joining Pil-gwang’s team. However, he does not let the evil spirit control him completely with his sheer willpower and his past as a firefighter when he saves lives.

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As someone who has saved lives for years and has been a good person all his life, his only wish was to live a normal life with his family. Now, he rags for revenge, however, he is not ready to take away the lives of innocent people. Thus, it is his humanity that keeps him awake throughout the time the evil spirit stays inside him trying to lure him on the wrong path.

However, this soon becomes harder when it is found that the evil spirit inside Ju-seok is able to absorb energy from the territory which in turn is able to help it control Ju-seok’s body. This surprises the two and the evil spirit finally shows its true colours to Ju-seok. But it doesn’t take long for Ju-seok to show how strong his inner strength is when So Mun contacts him and convinces him to revert back to his true self.

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Unfortunately, this time Pil-gwang creates havoc in their lives and lures Ju-seok to kill him so that when Ju-seok absorbs his soul Pil-gwang would be able to enter his body. As soon as Pil-gwang enters Ju-seok’s body, he kills the evil spirit residing inside Ju-seok and takes over the powers that it possesses.

Now, with his own powers as well as those of the evil spirit, Pil-gwang’s strength has surpassed all limits and he is easily able to take control over Ju-seok’s body. However, he is unable to kill Ju-seok who is still alive but unable to control his body.

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So Mun soon confirms that Ju-seok is still alive and with the latter loving So Mun like a little brother, he is able to gather all his strength to save him. Similarly, his good nature which does not let him harm an innocent life brings back his consciousness when Pil-gwang kills Han-ul, thus, saving the young man.

Finally, even after being left with no energy to gain back his control, Ju-seok is able to once again gain consciousness and save everyone with his sheer willpower to save a loved one. His ideals and mental power make him stronger than the two spirits who controlled him and thus, he is able to fight back in every situation.

Altogether, Ma Ju-seok is the real protagonist this season as his powers exceed those of the Counters and the villains. He is able to take over powerful villains with his sheer willpower which makes the ordinary him extraordinary.

What do you think about Ma Ju-seok? Let us know in the comments below!

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