‘Gyeongseong Creature’ season one ending explained
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‘Gyeongseong Creature’ season one ending explained

The gripping Korean drama, Gyeongseong Creature, has left audiences on the edge of their seats with a finale that unveils unexpected twists and turns. 

Gyeongseong Creature is currently reigning in the global top ten series list for non-English shows on Netflix in 22 countries. The series has garnered an impressive 39.3million hours viewed within just the last week alone.

The ending of the South Korean historical fantasy drama has set things up for season two, which has already finished shooting. Season one also ends on a couple of cliffhangers.

As fans eagerly await the arrival of the second season, possibly set to hit screens by the end of 2024, the show’s ending has sparked intense discussions about the fate of its characters and the intriguing post-credits scene that hints at a leap into the future.

What happens at the end of Gyeongseong Creature?

The season one finale of Gyeongseong Creature brought viewers face to face with a series of cliffhangers. 

Lady Maeda’s orchestrations are unveiled as Ongseong Hospital crumbles, marking the end of Japanese colonial rule in Korea in August 1945. Chae-ok and Tae-sang, in a fierce battle against Lady Maeda’s henchmen, face seemingly insurmountable odds. The finale also suggests Chae-ok’s death, only to reveal a surprising resurrection at the bottom of a mysterious lake.

The survival of Lady Maeda, despite being near the bomb’s explosion, raises eyebrows as well. Speculations arise about her potential rescue by Lieutenant Kato and the use of Najin, the mysterious organism, to grant her powers. The glass of water beside her becomes a symbolic representation of her newfound infection.

The fate of Myeong-ja’s child, born with the genetic material associated with Najin, opens avenues for potential storylines in season two. Under Kato’s care, the child could become a pivotal character in the ongoing exploration of the Najin experiments.

What does that post-credits scene in Gyeongseong Creature mean?

The post-credits scene in Gyeongseong Creature episode ten propels the story into the future, more than 60 years later. Park Seo-joon’s character Tae-sang, now called Ho-jae, appears in modern-day Seoul, indicating a significant time jump is headed our way in the next season.

This unexpected twist leaves audiences questioning how Tae-sang is still alive and hasn’t aged for decades. Is this a descendant, a time traveller, or something else? Season two has a lot to explain.

The season one finale of Gyeongseong Creature leaves viewers with two major cliffhangers. The 60-year gap between the end of season one and the post-credits scene offers ample room for exploration in modern-day Seoul, introducing new mysteries.

Gyeongseong Creature is currently streaming on Netflix.