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. 😛
1. Welcoming the last guest
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.
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.
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.
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”
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??)
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.
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?)
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!
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!
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.
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
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”.
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)
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.
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. 😛
5. Soya sauce “herbal” drink
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?”
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”.
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
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.
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
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.
Papa Yoo, who stands by to watch, claims he can’t stand people like Kye-sang. (heh)
8. The morning after
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.
For next week, Papa Yoo (with Mister Lucky Kye-sang at his side), really manages to reel in the elusive black sea bream. (yay!!)