Bulgasal Episode 11 Recap: Lee Jin-uk vs Lee Joon

Bulgasal: Immortal Soul, or 불가살/Bulgasal, is a fantasy-thriller Korean drama created by Jang Young-woo, Kwon So-ra, and Seo Jea-won and stars Lee Jin-uk, Kwon Na-ra, Kim Woo-seok and Lee Joon, alongside other cast members. There are 16 episodes, and Bulgasal episode 11 has a runtime of 65 minutes.

Netflix describes the series as:

Cursed since birth and exempt from death, a revenge-driven immortal sets out on a quest to reclaim his soul and end a 600-year-old vendetta.

– Bulgasal episode 11 recap contains major spoilers –

After a devastating episode last week we start off Bulgasal episode 11 with Si-ho dreaming about Do-yun who seemingly walks away from her. Meanwhile, Hwal is sitting in the hospital with bloody hands, looking heartbroken. But don’t worry – Do-yun is not dead and his vital organs weren’t damaged, so that’s a relief.

However, everyone in the hospital is still very tense since Do-yun hasn’t. Their wait ends soon enough though, and Do-yun wakes up soon after much to Hwal, Ho-yeol and Sang-un’s relief. Hwal is pissed and wants to know why Eul-tae tried to murder him and Do-yun tells him the big secret – Eul-tae had murdered him and his mother in their past life. When the news of Do-yun’s survival reaches Eul-tae, though, he realizes that he’s in for some trouble.

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Afterwards, as Do-yun comes home, Hwal dotes on him, probably to make up for the trouble he caused in their past lives. Plus, Hwal realizes that he was wrong to hate Sang-un for so long and apologises to her. They then plan to kill Eul-tae and Sang-un tells him to use her as bait. The next day, everyone faces bittersweet memories as they move from that house to another.

It’s the calm before the storm as everyone enjoys their time together in the new house which turns out to be quite awesome. Sang-un wants to stay back one more night so that she can spend (maybe) her last night with Si-ho. She further asks Hwal to take this opportunity to talk to Do-yun. Their dinner that night is quite delightful and wholesome. Man, it made me feel like someone is going to die soon!

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So many conflicting emotions just before the storm. Everyone is having second thoughts about their revenge plots and the night of festivities has everyone wanting to hold their tiny family together. You feel bad for Hwal, who tries to take care of Do-yun while keeping their boundaries intact. Meanwhile, Sang-un discussing life and love with Si-ho feels filled with sisterly love. This is followed by some light and happy moments between Sang-un and Hwal.

Hwal, however, pulls a sneaky on Sang-un and when the time comes for them to face off against Eul-tae, he leaves her locked at home.

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That morning, Hwal asks Eul-tae to meet him at the well while an exasperated Si-ho looks into Sang-un’s past in order to find out how to save everyone from sure death. Well, the solution turns out to be the Bulgasals fighting and killing each other. On the other hand, the tension is apparent between Hwal and Eul-tae. As the latter menacingly closes the door and turns off the light, you get your first dose of fear.

After an extended chase sequence, a nifty secret comes to light – Bulgasals are born a pair and thus their immortality comes from the fact that one cannot live without the other, not because they don’t have souls. Also, Hwal had apparently asked Eul-tae to turn him into the Bulgasal 1000 years ago. So, 400 years later, he completed the promise that he had made. However, Hwal doesn’t care and after some more fighting, they both topple over the bridge.

As Sang-un cries on the bridge, it turns out Hwal isn’t, in fact, dead and this is when she confesses her feelings for him – that he has become too important for her and although she doesn’t want to feel this way, she still does.

Final Thoughts: Bulgasal episode 11

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So, this was a slower, more emotional episode than I had previously anticipated. Sure, there were secrets unearthed and a bit of fighting but the latter was quite tame and disappointing. The emotional aspects were good and I liked how Hwal’s relationship with Do-yun progressed. Although he desperately wants to right the wrongs, he has to compose himself for the sake of his son’s sanity and not complicate things further. His relationship with Sang-un, too, seems to be getting better and in the next episode, he will apparently ask her whether she likes him. Overall, this was an ok episode, but definitely more on the filler side of things.

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is streaming on Netflix.

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Bulgasal episode 11 is more emotional than action-packed and feels somewhat of a filler episode. Watch out for those secrets though!

2 COMMENTS

  1. I think this episode made me realize that I really do like this show. Such a complicated story beautifully written so far. This is my first time watching a Korean drama that incorporates timelines from more than one past life. So I have no idea what to expect! I personally really liked this episode and the secrets that unfolded. Every time I think I get it, they throw another curveball ❤️. I’m in love with the characters in this show. I’m such a sucker for past life and reincarnation storylines. The last show to make me feel this way was Goblin: The great and lonely guardian. I am so excited for the next episodes. I really like your reviews. I will be back here to comment again once you publish the recap for episode 12 and subsequent episodes.

    • Thank you for liking my reviews and recaps!

      The show really picked up at first but was a bit slow in the middle. It’s picked up now again and I just simply cannot stop wondering who is what and who did what!

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