'Mystic Pop-up Bar' Episode 5 sees Weol-ju and Gwi chase a ghost as Kang-bae partners up with Yeo-rin
'Mystic Pop-up Bar' Episode 5 begins with Weol-ju feeding a sick Kang-bae some porridge and kimchi. He is touched that someone would care about him enough to do so and tries to thank her, but Weol-ju shrugs off the gratitude because it gets awkward for her. While Weol-ju, Kang-bae, and Gwi worked together to resolve grudges of human souls, this episode sees a break. Kang-bae is unable to use his skill this time around after meeting someone who has dementia, so Gwi and Weol-ju have to work on this case that was handed to them by Mr. Death. In the process of handling it, the episode addresses the question, who does one pity most -- the dead or the ones that they left behind through Gwi and Weol-ju.
As we know, Weol-ju committed suicide leaving behind her lover 500 years ago. However, so far, there has been no revelation regarding who Gwi is or his background except for the fact that he used to be one of the evil soul slayers. He is currently being punished for something, however, what that is, is yet to be revealed. So this time, while chasing the lost soul, Gwi and Weol-ju end up crossing paths with an evil soul too.
For the first time, Weol-ju sees Gwi in action and realizes that hunting evil spirits must be a dangerous job. She also sees him taking the evil soul bead, but he claims that he is going to be taking it to the afterlife office. However, we have already seen how he had an evil smile on his face the last time he got a soul bead. So what are his intentions towards Weol-ju and does he really have some connection to Weol-ju from the past? For now, the last scene of the episode looked like the strange man who popped up between the Crown Prince and Weol-ju could be Gwi. Of course, we will have to wait and see what Gwi's intentions are.
Meanwhile, Kang-bae gets tasked with taking part in an office competition and he finds it hard to take part in because of his issues with getting touchy-feely with anyone. It also turns out that the competition format is a couple dance, which puts Kang-bae at a huge disadvantage. The only one that he could possibly participate with is Yeo-rin and she is uncomfortable with him around because she continues to believe that he is a part of the CIA.
In the end, he does manage to get her to agree to be his partner, but where is this relationship headed? For now, there have been a few hints at possible connections between Weol-ju and Kang-bae.
'Mystic Pop-up Bar' new episodes can be streamed on Netflix on Wednesday and Thursday. The show is originally aired on JTBC.