Heh, that lost look of Yoon Kye-sang in the feature pic kinda summarises how he felt being a guest on Three (Fishing Season 2). Totally out of his element, he has even begin to become stupid. ūüėõ

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1. Welcoming the last guest

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The cast diligently prepares for a welcome lunch for their last guest of Three. Papa Yoo manages to catch not a sea bream or other expensive fish, but a rather large line fish. Enough for Chajumma to transform it into fish sashimi. Ho-joonie, on the other hand, has dug out a huge pail of large mussels from the lonely outcropping rock in the sea.

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Kye-sang, meanwhile, is dawdling on his way to Manjae-do. He pays a visit to Mokpo supermart, and hauls a load of beer snacks for the guys. (which will be much appreciated later in the evening) It’s kinda weird to see him all mussed up, when Three flashes those dramas/ movies he has acted in and he looked all sleek and put together in them.

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Cos Kye-sang had acted with the cast in the past, they are very familiar with him — in particular Papa Yoo. His arrival is greeted with much warmth, unlike the previous guests, where the cast have played the “I-will-pretend-I-don’t-really-care” card. Unfortunately for Kye-sang, this means more gag tricks on him in return later.

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Well, before he is pranked by the cast, he enjoys the lunch of fish sashimi and beansprout fried rice.

2. Manjae-do’s “hot spring sea bath”

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Anyone with any form of common sense will have questioned why would there be a hot spring pool in the open sea? But apparently, Cha-jumma and Papa Yoo are so convincing that Kye-sang falls for the trick. Papa Yoo even randomly plucks a large log out from the woodshed, and orders Kye-sang to carry it —¬†for beating¬†the fish senseless after the cast checks the nets. (oh really??)

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And so, our dear guest (after a short intro to Ho-joonie’s R19 comic books collection) troops off with the cast armed with a wooden log. I dunno if he knows he looks kinda ridiculous. Papa Yoo and Chajumma are trying their best to keep their poker faces on. Even Ho-joonie is trying hard not to giggle.

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At the so-called “fabled” hot spring sea bath site, Ho-joonie wades in first to “prove” his sunbaenims’ claim. Kye-sang gingerly follows, and he yelps that the water is cold! (of cos) But Ho-joonie says further in, the water becomes MUCH warmer. And so further in Kye-sang wades…and he agrees (?!!) that the water is tepid there. (harh?)

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It’s at this point Papa Yoo and Chajumma finally break into laughter and reveal¬†to a rather wet and soppy Kye-sang that he has been doped. (lol) Kye-sang can only look on in amusement and embarrassment… (and this is only Act 1, Sc1)

3. An Octopus! At long last!

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Gullible Kye-sang muz be a Mister Luck in disguise. Before visiting the “hot spring”, the cast stops by the octopus net to have a look. And lo and behold, a rather huge octopus is trapped there!

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The village head arrives (after the crew frantically calls him) in his white truck to “verify” the catch. He identifies the octopus as a female. And although it’s almost dead (after having laid and hatched its eggs), it’s still edible.

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Chajumma is so elated, he nearly aborts the plan to prank Kye-sang. Cos he wanna troop home immediately to prepare the 8-legged creature.

4. Preparation in progress

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We all know Three is mainly juz meals prep + rest + seeing (cute) animals vids, but Papa Yoo highlights it by making a wooden placard that reads: “Preparing Meals” and “Resting”. He hangs it at the wood shed, and flips it to read “Preparing Meals”.

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Preparing meals it is. There’s a lot to do with the octopus. Firstly, you have to de-brain it (rather gross), after which, you have to wash the suckers in flour + salt water repeatedly, to remove the sticky slime before it can be boiled. (i wonder how come Cha Seung-won knows how to prepare so many things…even octopus)

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While Chajumma busies himself with the octopus, Kye-sang makes himself very useful. The cast learn that he has taken cooking classes¬†before and one of the “skills” he¬†acquired was knives sharpening. Fyi, Chajumma has been complaining since Day 1 that the kitchen knives are very blunt no matter how often he sharpens them. Kye-sang takes a look at how the cast go about sharpening the knives and volunteers to take over. Seems like they have been doing it wrongly. Kye-sang shows how the knife should be ran over the rougher edge of the sharpening stone first, before repeating it over the smoother edge.

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After passing the now very sharp blade to Chajumma, Kye-sang turns to help Papa Yoo boil the mussels and clams collected by Ho-joonie in the morning. While de-shelling them, he breaks a few, and Papa Yoo tells him to juz eat the broken ones. Well, the mussels muz taste good, cos after breaking the first one, Kye-sang subsequently breaks a few more (on purpose?), and happily pops them into his mouth.¬†Finally, Papa Yoo nags him to stop finishing the dinner’s ingredients. ūüėõ

5. Soya sauce “herbal” drink

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Act 1 Sc2 of Pranking Kye-sang starts while the guys are waiting for the soup and octopus to boil. Chajumma pops open a plastic bottle of dark liquid and Papa Yoo immediately pipes up, “you are not drinking soya sauce AGAIN, are you?”

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Without losing a beat, Chajumma replies, “Ya, it’s reputed to be good for health. Studies say it can even help in constipation.” Ho-joonie jumps onto the bandwagon and asks for a sip “to try”. He grimaces in disgust after a swig, complaining that it’s “too salty”.

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Kye-sang looks on with utter fascination,¬†wondering¬†since when is drinking soya sauce from the bottle good for health. Chajumma notices him staring and passes him the bottle to try. Gingerly, Kye-sang takes a sip…to find that the bottle contains black coffee.

6. Feasting on Octopus

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Finally the octopus is boiled, and dunked in ice water to chill. The mussel + clam soup is also ready. All Chajumma needs to do now is slice up the octopus and prepare it 2-ways. He lay a few a la sashimi style on a plate, and another few pieces to be tossed in a soya sauce based salad.

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Since the octopus is huge, the guys can only manage to finish 2 out of 8 legs. The rest is packed and placed in the freezer for future meals. (yay, at least there’s extra proteins now!)

7. The ultimate slave

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Not only is Kye-sang useful as a knife sharpener, he can compete with Seo-jinnie for “Dish Washing Master” title. Like Seo-jinnie, Kye-sang probably has OCD. He not only needs to wash them clean, he has to wash them SPARKLY clean.

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Papa Yoo, who stands by to watch, claims he can’t stand people like Kye-sang. (heh)

8. The morning after

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After a night of getting disturbed by an active Bee who chases San-je around the room, the cast wakes up for their usual nurungji breakfast. The chickens worked a little harder this time, so Cha-jumma is able to fry the requisite egg roll to go with the nurungji and the doenjang stew.

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For next week, Papa Yoo (with Mister Lucky Kye-sang at his side), really manages to reel in the elusive black sea bream. (yay!!)

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