May I Help You (Season 1), Episodes 1 & 2 Recap & Ending Explained: A shiny mixture of fantasy and romance-comedy, ‘May I Help You’ is the brand new Ok-drama that includes Ok-star Hyeri and U-Kiss famed pop-singer Lee-Jun in main roles. Baek Dong-Ju (Hyeri) works as a younger ‘Funeral Director’ and possesses the supernatural skill to speak with the useless. On the opposite hand, Kim Jip-Sa (Lee-Jun) runs an errand firm together with his uncle which works by the identify of ‘A Dime A Job’. While the 2 cross paths early on within the story, they’re oblivious to one another’s existence until later. However, because the narrative progresses, we will see a heart-warming romance begin to brew between them. Filled with drama, love, fantasy, and sure-shots of drool-worthy meals, the present has all the pieces happening for it.
With Prime Video because the official streaming companion, the 16-episode drama solely releases 2 episodes per week. And since we perceive what a ache it may be to attend for a full 7 days for the narrative to proceed – let’s dig in to grasp the primary two episodes higher whereas we look ahead to the remainder.
May I Help You (Season 1), Episodes 1 & 2 Recap:
Episode 1: I do Anything for You
The prologue begins in a wonderful powder room the place we meet our protagonist Baek Dong-Ju serving to out a girl. Immediately after the dialog, she rushes out to the memorial of the identical one that she was simply speaking to and exposes her husband having an affair together with his spouse’s sister even earlier than she was useless. The premise of the story has been excellently established here- Baek Dong-Ju is a ‘Funeral Director’ who has the superpower to commune with the useless. To put it extra merely, she helps them end their ‘unfinished enterprise’ on the earth earlier than their last departure to the after-world.
Our story begins after the title sequence the place Dong-Ju is confiding within the Father (on the church). Visibly she is cautious of the duty that has been entrusted to her from the universe however she is ready until the Fall earlier than she can provide up the job (each the precise and the supernatural). Next, we’re launched to the ultra-cute and oh-so-pretty Kim Jip-Sa. He runs a business- A Dime A Job- together with his uncle the place they do all types of ala carte and miscellaneous errands for his or her prospects, which embody babysitting a canine, selecting up rubbish, driving a cab and many others.
Our lead characters meet in a restaurant the place Dong-Ju was supposed to satisfy her boyfriend and was pretty shocked to see Kim Jip-Sa. Turns out, the boyfriend selected to avail the errand service and rent Jip-Sa with the intention to break up together with his girlfriend. The purpose was pretty straight- he was fearful of her working as a Funeral Director as that was an ominous job and will carry dangerous luck. He mentioned it was scary to carry her hand contemplating what she was doing proper now. Verbatim. The scene segues in a flashback sequence for the character backstory for Dong-Ju.
Dong-Ju was once an excellent Ping Pong participant earlier than she had an accident and determined to grow to be a Funeral Director due to the longevity of the job. Once employed, she had her first expertise with a useless younger boy- she was transported to the fantasy fragment of the after-world and the younger boy got here to life as she utilized the ointment on his cheek. Shaken to the core, Dong-Ju runs away from the funeral home, however the name for assist from the younger boy appeared to observe her all over the place.
She decides to give up the job on the recommendation of her father and put together for civil exams. But when she begins experiencing a collection of dangerous luck and accidents, she provides in and goes again to the job. However, she sees the quantity 21 on a wind chime (think about it as a tracker) within the fantasy-funeral home and decides that that’s the ONLY variety of useless folks she goes to assist earlier than she will transfer on. Coming to the current, there are solely 15 folks left for Dong-Ju earlier than she will give up.
The subsequent individual she meets is Yeon-Hee- a cab driver who simply died in a automotive accident. Once within the afterlife, Yeon-Hee requests Dong-Ju to assist him discover his son who he abandoned 25 years in the past. The son was left with Yeon-Hee’s egocentric brother whereas he went away for his job. She places up a poster looking for the son and waits patiently for somebody to show up. Simultaneously, the brother’s grasping spouse sends a request to ‘A Dime A Job’ for a chief mourner requirement on the funeral. So, when Kim Jip-Sa turns up on the memorial, Dong-Ju assumes that the long-lost son has come again apart from the painful recollection of their argumentative ‘meet-cute’ within the current previous when he broke up along with her on behalf of her boyfriend.
Episode 2: A Strange Woman
When Kim Jip-Sa receives a request for the ‘chief mourner’, he contemplates going owing to the character of the duty. However, the reimbursement was so excessive that his uncle pushed for him to go. Dong-Ju sees the birthmark on Jip-Sa’s hand that was additionally purported to be there on the hand of the son and is clearly elated to see him. They spend a very long time collectively mourning for Yeon-Hee (clearly there’s something effervescent between the 2).
But by now, Kim Kip-Sa has had sufficient and needs to go residence, even earlier than the transportation of the physique. They have a confrontation the place he tells Dong-Ju that he’s not the son, however she remains to be positive of him being one. Irritated, Jip-Sa leaves, however midway again he has this urge to return (let’s name the urge- attraction). Once he reaches again, he finds the precise son exterior the funeral home. The tormented son tells his facet of the story about how destiny had organized a meet together with his father, fairly lately who he met on one of many cab rides. But indignant from the injustice his father had accomplished to him when he was a boy, he refused to disclose to him his precise id.
The scene is adopted by one other the place Kim Jip-Sa by chance meets Baek Dal Sik (Dong-Ju’s father) they usually share a trip again residence. Baek talks about his daughter who’s getting ready for the civil service examination. After dropping off Baek at his bag manufacturing unit, Jip-Sa meets a really drunk man at a streetside eatery who he provides to drop him residence. This man has simply gained huge cash at a lottery and is carrying it in his pocket (whereas this scene may simply imply character improvement for the male protagonist and be reflective of his sincere and empathetic persona, I am simply stating it right here lest it comes of significance within the later episodes).
While our ‘hero’ is busy being the nice samaritan, Dong-Ju resides a reclusive life and has simply turned 25. Clearly, she isn’t fascinated about celebrating her birthday and a flashback explains why. Her mom died 30 min after giving delivery to her as a consequence of respiratory failure and Dong Ju nonetheless holds herself liable for her mom’s dying. Her father, nonetheless, dotes on her and has cooked a lavish birthday meal for her to tackle the go.
While on the way in which, she meets Kim Jip-Sa on the crossing who’s operating an errand as a ‘inexperienced mom’ (coordinating visitors exterior the college on behalf of a mum or dad). The rigidity between the 2 is triggered when Dong Ju’s tiffin falls on the street. One factor results in one other and shortly she is accusing Jip-Sa of his reckless job and the way he owes her cash for not doing a job she had requested him to (which was kicking her boyfriend on breaking apart along with her). The combat turns into a social media nightmare and causes lots of dangerous PR for ‘A Dime A Job’ a lot in order that it loses all enterprise.
Amongst all this stuff, the uncle asks Jip-Sa to apologize to Dong-Ju and return her cash (which she had forcefully given Jip-Sa within the first place). The story proceeds whereas Jip-Sa continuously tries to get in contact with Dong-Ju however she refuses any interplay. On one of many errands, Jip-Sa meets Baek Dal Sik once more and finds out that he has one other job as a guard, and likewise realizes that each the daddy and daughter are mendacity to one another since he has heard the 2 speaking and mendacity to one another a number of occasions by now.
Dong-Ju spends her birthday strolling the streets and comes throughout a person dressed as a teddy bear within the market who tries onerous to cheer her up together with his theatrics. She sees the mark on his hand and realizes it’s Kim Jip-Sa earlier than strolling again residence. Later within the evening, she displays on the previous few days and decides to forgive Jip-Sa by sending him a textual content message. She additionally makes up along with her father by agreeing to chop a cake.
May I Help You (Season 1), Episode 2 Ending, Explained:
The final scene of ‘May I Help You’ is a cliffhanger that ensures that you simply come again to observe it subsequent week. On one of many errands, Kim Jip-Sa is required to wash up a cabinet at a buyer’s home. But proper when he opens the door to the almirah, he’s shocked to seek out Dong-Ju hiding in it. What was she doing there? How did she come into the room? We will hopefully discover out subsequent week.
There can be a quick epilogue the place we see Jip-Sa shopping for a cake and giving it to Baek Dal Sik on the pretext of a very good deed when in actuality, the explanation was Don-Ju’s birthday. He had realized about it when he met Baek at considered one of his guard jobs. Do you see candy love between the 2 cute hearts? I do! It was the identical cake that Dong-Ju reduce on the evening of the birthday after she forgave Jip-Sa, let go of the bitter birthday vibe, and embraced a happier model of herself. Ring a bell? We will see.
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