New Journey to the West 2.5 Recap: Episode 6

Episode 6:  The Broadcast is Over. Kyuhyun Wants to Be Alone:  January 6, 2017

*Note: Season 2.5 is the preshow that aired right before Season 3 officially started. It aired online on Naver TVCast for a total of seven episodes between Thursday, January 5th and Friday, January 6th. Each episode is 8-15 minutes long.

The captions on the screen read. ” Although you can enjoy watching <New Journey to the West 3> without watching this clip . . . it would be a waste of the footage not to show it.” The title caption then appears as New Journey to the West 2.8: And Nothing Happened Part One

The cast members are suspicious of Na PD keeping his word that they can end filming if they manage to hit a baseball with a bat 20 times, which they just did. There’s a montage of all the filming locations that were being prepped in “Texas” which is really a resort in Ganghwa Island set up to look like Texas. But no one showed up.

Na PD offers to give them steak if they change their minds about the bet. Ahn Jae-hyun, “Blah. I’m full.” Na PD, “You already got the money, so why don’t we go play and have some fun.” Kang Ho-dong wants to know how much ramen they can buy with that money. Eun Jiwon tells him to shut his mouth. No more ramen! Kyuhyun says he won’t eat ramen for another month.

Kang Ho-dong tries haggling some more. If Kyuhyun and him can get a total of 50 hits with the mini-baseball, they won’t have to go to China either. Puhaha.

Na PD keeps trying to convince the cast members to continue filming. Lee Soo-geun, “Let’s just go and do whatever we want.” Na PD, “YEAH! THAT’S RIGHT!” Na PD’s so nervous that he starts speaking in English.

After a bit of back and forth. Na PD realizes that there’s no convincing the crew. He’s too scared to tell his staff though, so he asks Eun Jiwon to call the maknae PD in Ganghwa Island telling him to pack everything up. There’s a real time clip of the production crew in Ganghwa Island. They can’t believe it and think he’s lying.

Kang Ho-dong makes one last offer saying they will continue filming if Na PD and Shin PD dive into the water. With that, Na PD decides to keep his word and ends filming.

The production team waiting outside on the bus laughs at the news. Kyuhyun feels guilty. It was supposed to be a two day shoot, but he and Ahn Jae-hyun take selfies instead while in the background, the production team is in a state of panic.

Ahn Jae-hyun calls his manager to come pick him up, and everyone else follows suit. All the cast members’ managers are flustered at the early end.

Kyuhyun is still feeling guilty for wasting the time of 100 staff members. Lee Soo-geun, “No, it’s 200 people.” Na PD, “No it’s okay Mr. Kyuhyun. We played a game fair and square.” It’s scary how polite Na PD is being. 

The cameramen keep filming as each cast member leaves one by one, because they have nothing else to film. <The Lonely Shining Goblin> OST plays in the background as Kyuhyun waits ans waits for his manager. He’s the only cast member left.

One of the SM higher ups calls one of the writers to see if everything’s okay. He’s worried that Kyuhyun messed up the shoot. Kyuhyun just stands around awkwardly and then suddenly gives his camerman a key to his apartment? Why? He just wanted to do something, anything to assuage some of his guilt.

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