'Tomorrow' Episode 1 Ending Explained: Jun-woong gets a second shot at life

Jun-woong's job hunt goes a little differently than planned, when he ends up as half human, half spirit!


                            'Tomorrow' Episode 1 Ending Explained: Jun-woong gets a second shot at life
Ro-woon in 'Tomorrow' (Instagram/mbcdrama_now)
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With stunning visuals, new storylines and a star cast -- 'Tomorrow' is one K-drama that will have you invested right from the get-go! Choi Jun-woong (Ro-woon) is a hard-working, well-qualified individual who is constantly down on his luck in finding a job. He comes off as earnest, wanting to work to make money and take the pressure off his mother. The start of the series sees him ace an interview, only to get rejected, causing him to have a bad day. So, how does a seemingly normal guy end up as a grim reaper? Continue reading to find out!

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If you're looking for other k-dramas across genres to check out on Netflix, you might want to consider -- 'Twenty Five, Twenty One' and 'Alice in Borderland'. 

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While he mules over his life on the Han river, Jun-woong notices a homeless man acting suspiciously. Not wanting to cause more problems for himself, he decides to walk away. But just as the man is about to jump off, he intervenes in an attempt to save him. However, he is not the only one, as two grim reapers who are part of the 'Risk Management' team step in, urging him to back off. As they argue, the man decides to jump off, causing Jun-woong to rush in and save him.

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As they both fall into the river, Koo Ryeon (Kim Hee-seon), the head of the Risk Management Team, saves them both. When Jun-woong wakes up, he realises that he is caught in limbo, seeing that he is alive but in a coma in the real world, while his spirit is free of his physical body. Seeing that his death was accidental, he is taken to 'jumadeung', which serves as the headquarters for all grim reapers. This place functions like any modern-day tech company, with specific roles like marketing, editorial, and of course, risk management teams. Here, the 'Jade Emperor' aka the king of heaven/afterlife makes a deal with Jun-woong to cover their mess -- he can either wake up after three years as intended, so he can work as a reaper with the Risk Management Team and wake up within six months and even have one wish granted.

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While Jun-woong struggles with his choice, he decides to become a reaper eventually and soon works along with Koo Ryeon and Lim Ryung-gu, the people technically responsible for putting him in this situation. They both are not too thrilled to have him around, but seeing that all the other teams believe that the Risk Management Team should be dissolved and have animosity towards Koo Ryeon, claiming that she is from hell, they decide to put their best foot forward.

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This comes in the form of their first mission, where they have to stop Noh Eun bi, a television writer, from committing suicide. Eun bi is tasked with interviewing a famous webtoon artist, Kim Hye won, and the trio pose as producers to keep an eye on her. However, they soon realise that Eun bi has a lot of past trauma from her teens and that somehow, Kim Hye won is connected to it all. Determined to investigate, Koo Ryeon accesses Eun bi's memories using the Key of Memory. She and Jun-woong soon discover that she was harshly bullied in school, with each of her memories getting warped and collapsing. While they jump from one memory to another, they soon find themselves trapped in a dark place in her mind, as they continue to barely escape, while searching for answers. 
 
Catch new episodes of 'Tomorrow' on Fridays, only on Netflix. 

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