WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR EPISODE BELOW!
Widely known and having millions of viewers worldwide, SBS Running Man has been one of the top South Korean Variety shows that is still ongoing after over 6 years. With over 300 episodes, many tune in to watch their favorite 7 Running Man members compete with one another. The Running Man cast includes, “Nation’s MC” Yoo Jae Suk, Actress Song Ji Hyo, Actor Lee Kwang Soo, Leesang’s Gary, MC Ji Suk Jin, Turbo’s Kim Jong Kook and artist Ha Ha.
This is a recap of the latest episode aired for Running Man, “Game of Thrones Race”
This specific episode is specifically related to the recently released Korean drama, Scarlet Heart: Ryeo. The episode begins with the Running Man cast members and special guests coming together and parodying off of the story line of the drama, where only one Prince can take the throne at the end. The beginning of the episode is lighthearted and fun as the cast members and special guests are also dressed up in costumes that represent Korea’s historical times.
As the drama emphasizes the aspect of time travel, the Running Man cast and special guests are taken to the “future” in order to battle for the throne. As the members are teleported to the “future” (meaning moved locations and changed out of costumes), they were given the first task of the day in order to compete in the final mission.
This specific episode is an individual race, where it is every person for themselves. There are no teams for this episode.
Special Guests: Hong Jong Hyun, Lee Joon Ki, Kang Ha Neul
Pre-Mission: “Think Alike Game”
Before the first mission is assigned, the special guest are given an extra item that will benefit them as they go throughout the day with the missions. These extra items are given due to their inexperience compared to the Running Man cast.
As the cast members are spread out in different locations, their first mission is to earn support of the local citizens in the area. All cast members must say a specific quote to a random passerby and if they know their name, they automatically become partners for a game in order to move on to the next mission. Once the cast members are able to find a partner, they are given two phrases and they must “think alike” and shout out the same word together. If the pair is successful, they get to move onto the second part of the mission. However, should the pair fail and not shout out the same word together, the Running Man cast member or special guest must find a new partner.
After passing the first part of the mission, the pairs move to another location within the area and must catch two balls through the crown that the Running Man cast member or special guest is wearing. If they successfully catch two balls, the cast member or special guest can move on to the next mission.
The faster the pairs were able to finish, the more it will benefit them for the next mission. The order of completion of the game also matters for the next mission. Those who placed last will be at a disadvantage. Once completing the first mission, all members must say another specific saying and pass through a special door that transports them to the next location.
Watch the “Think Alike” game here!
To read more on what happens in the Episode 314 on Running Man, read here for Part 2!