The Merchant Gaekju Episode 36 Recap


So Gae had a bad day. Will it end with a death sentence?

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 36 Recap

We start with Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) meeting with the Nephew who displays the artist’s picture of Bong Sam. The Nephew says that Bong Sam played it perfect. He took the rice. But he didn’t do it without someone realizing he was the culprit. Sun Dol begs for mercy. Bong Sam, on the other hand, says the tax rice belonged to the people. The Nephew doesn’t care about the rice. Then what Bong Sam asks? The Nephew cares about the 20,000 merchants. He wants Bong Sam to become the leader and bring the merchants under his thumb. Bong Sam, gotta love him laughs, says no, the merchants aren’t something the Nephew needs. The Nephew sticks it to Bong Sam, the lives of your friends and merchants depend on your choice…

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The Merchant Gaekju Episode 35 Recap


Mae Wol strives to avoid getting blamed for So Sa’s murder. She’s willing to strangle, muzzle and ditch to keep her secret.

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 35 Recap

We start with Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) making his way to pay respects at So Gae’s father’s new grave marker. Unbeknownst that Bong Sam is behind him, So Gae (Yu Oh Seong) tells his father he should be proud of him. He’s become Head Merchant and he’s gotten revenge against the Chun family.  Stunned Bong Sam drops the wine. He asks if So Gae betrayed his father. So Gae, bolstered by power and a “you can’t get me back” mentality, FINALLY admits it. Yes, he betrayed Bong Sam’s father. Bong Sam takes the direct approach and punches him. Yes! Bong Sam kicks him. Yes! Bong Sam pushes him away! Bong Sam yells to his father “Why did you save a person like…

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The Merchant Gaekju Episode 34 Recap


The Head Merchant’s inheritance plays out it’s final act. Who wins? Who loses? 

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 34 Recap

We start with Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) , Sun Dol, Gol Dae and Wol stunned at the 10 million in promissory notes. Wol urges Bong Sam to read the Head Merchant’s note: How heavy is my heart? Money kills and saves people. My money wasn’t good for people. Now that I face death, I feel the weight of my sin. Use the money meaningfully and let it flow through the people. Bong Sam declares he cannot accept it. It’s not his money. He did not earn it. He wants to take the money but he didn’t labor for it. He can’t take money that destroyed people. Sun Dol declares this is an opportunity to protect the people and merchants they love.

The former assistants and So Gae (Yu Oh Seong) are not…

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The Merchant Gaekju Episode 33 Recap


We play “keep away” with the Head Merchant’s inheritance. Everyone wants it. Who will end up with it?

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 33 Recap

We start with the Head Merchant insulting the Government official by offering promissory note for 5. Not the number he’d asked for. The Head Merchant tells them his cash is all gone. They are stunned. Former assistant (aka the smartest guy in the show) figures out that the Head Merchant has transferred all his assets the baby. So Gae (Yu Oh Seong) yells they must catch Wol before she reaches Bong Sam. The Government official orders Bo Hyun to official put out a warrant for Wol. The Head Merchant tells them he can hand his money off to his son. He asks who wants to be his son. The Government official says the money was never the Head Merchant’s. They all had a hand in making him…

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The Merchant Gaekju Episode 32 Recap


The Head Merchant makes a big move – will it be his last?

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 32 Recap

mg_ep32_1amg_ep32_1b Here we go, Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) arrives brandishing an ax looking for the Head Merchant, who he believes killed his wife, So Sa.  The Head Merchant comes to the porch and is shocked to see Bong Sam, the ax, and the murder in Bong Sam’s eyes. Bong Sam demands – Did you kill my wife? He raises the ax but elects not to strike the Head Merchant. Upset, the Head Merchant flees only to have Bong Sam follow him. He demands to know if the Head Merchant had his wife killed. The Head Merchant confirms he killed So Sa. Bong Sam swings the ax into So Sa’s clothing (which the Head Merchant had packed for her). The Head Merchant said he was desparate for the baby, so he had So Sa killed. Bong Sam…

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