‘Big Bet’ Season 1, Episode 7: Recap And Ending – Why Was Philip Killed?

The police inspector Oh Seung Hoon arrived in the Philippines and, without wasting any time, started getting acquainted with the Korean community in the country. Seung Hoon knew nothing like fear and entered Moo Sik’s casino to run a sting operation even when the Filipino police told him not to. He had gotten a tip about Ms. Ko, the CEO of Pastella, and wanted proof that she was in the Philippines. Seung Hoon easily managed to enter the hotel using his identity as an embassy official, not a police officer. Seung Hoon had no idea what he would see, and luckily, he got escorted to meet Moo Sik. Seung Hoon got lucky as Moo Sik, Ms. Ko, and many other big Korean names were in a single room. Ms. Ko had placed a “Big Bet,” and Moo Sik had a bad feeling that she was going to win. Thanks to this tense distraction, Seung Hoon recorded Ms. Ko and others without Moo Sik or anyone else noticing him.

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Spoilers Ahead


Who Runs Away With Ms. Ko’s Money?

Ms. Ko wins the big bet and takes 400 million pesos, which is a huge loss for Moo Sik, and obviously, he cannot show it on his face. Ms. Ko tells Moo Sik to transfer the money to her account in Korea and leaves to have a drink with Sojung, who was her lucky charm in the big win. Seung Hoon finishes his first duty as he emails the video proof to South Korea, and a new case comes up for him soon enough. The Filipino police discover two dead bodies in a sugarcane field, and they are not sure if they are Korean or Chinese, so they send Seung Hoon their pictures to confirm their identity. Moo Sik and Jung Pal go to the crime scene as soon as they get the news, and there’s no one who can stop Moo Sik from entering the crime scene and getting answers to confidential questions.

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Seung Hoon has already identified that those two people were business partners and investors who came to the Philippines from Hong Kong. They are white-collar criminals who are on the wanted list in South Korea. Seung Hoon asks around Koreatown and finds out that a guy named Charlie, also known as Kyung Young, had a meeting with two investors from Hong Kong. He goes to Ms. Jin’s restaurant, where Kyung Young is known to be a regular customer, to find out more about him and runs into Kyung Young himself. He introduces himself to Kyung Young and starts interrogating him. After Seung Hoon mentions that the investors are dead, Kyung Young pretends to get offended and leaves after cursing Seung Hoon. On the other hand, Moo Sik and Jung Pal are a step ahead of the police and have already searched Kyung Young’s house. They have found sufficient evidence to prove that Kyung Young is the murderer. Moo Sik offers his help to Kyung Young, but he doesn’t trust Moo Sik, which offends him.

Philip calls Moo Sik hurriedly and asks him to come to the casino quickly because Sojung has run away with Ms. Ko’s money. Technically, Sojung is not Moo Sik’s employee as she works for the hotel, so Moo Sik tells Ms. Ko that he cannot compensate her as he is also a victim. However, he raids Sojung’s apartment with Jung Pal and Philip, only to find out that Sojung has packed everything and left. As she is Jung Pal’s girlfriend, Moo Sik asks Jung Pal if he has helped Sojung, to which he swears that he hasn’t. Jung Pal has been loyal to Moo Sik for many years, and it upsets him that Moo Sik doubts him. He gives Moo Sik permission to kill him if he finds his involvement with Sojung. Jung Pal’s earnest words are convincing enough, and Moo Sik moves to his next suspect- Philip. He had seen Philip hide something in Sojung’s room, and it was his lighter, as Moo Sik recognized.

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Two more police officers have been dispatched to the Philippines from South Korea after the murder of two wanted criminals. They do not have much time as they are under pressure from their seniors to finish the job and come back quickly, so Seung Hoon fills them in with the details on their way from the airport to the mortuary. Since Kyung Young has a partner who has been missing since the murder, the suspicion only strengthens around Kyung Young, as that murder doesn’t look like one person could have carried it out. The Filipino officer had been listening to them, and he told Seung Hoon that Moo Sik had visited the murder scene, so he must have some idea about it. Seung Hoon and the other officers meet Moo Sik through an acquaintance that Seung Hoon made at Koreatown. The new police officers have no idea about Moo Sik’s personality or power and talk to him rudely as if talking to a criminal. Moo Sik gets offended but stays behind only for Seung Hoon, who seems like a good guy to him. Moo Sik takes them to Kyung Young’s house and gives them evidence that he has collected. However, he asks them to reimburse him for his investigation.


‘Big Bet’ Season 1, Episode 7: Ending

Sojung is in Manila and preparing to leave for South Korea. Philip hasn’t received any communication from her side and is restless. He is a part of her plan and has kept her passport with him so that she won’t betray him. However, Moo Sik sneaks inside Philip’s apartment and finds both of their passports, confirming Philip’s involvement in Sojung’s scheme. Moreover, he gets a call from Manila that a woman he mentioned is looking for ways to send money to South Korea. Moo Sik informs Philip about Sojung’s location and tells him to get her. Philip is smart and understands that they have been busted, so he asks Sojung to surrender to Moo Sik as soon as he finds her. Philip is still requesting Sojung to listen to him when a man knocks on Sojung’s car and shoots both of them dead.

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Moo Sik gets money back from Sojung, but it belongs to Ms. Ko and not him. However, he can build up any excuse to keep the money to himself. The police officers are looking for Kyung Young now, and he has also kept money from investors hidden somewhere. “Big Bet” runs on money, and betrayal only accounts for death. One’s love and loyalty are also doubted when it comes to money. Seung Hoon has started digging into criminal cases of Koreans in the Philippines. He seems like a hidden card that looks calm but has a deeper motive behind what he’s doing, and he could be the one who defeats Moo Sik.


Neha Bhondve
Neha Bhondve
Neha not only loves to write entertainment articles but is also a Korean culture and language enthusiast. In her free time, when she is not exploring the world of entertainment, she likes to explore new people and new places.

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