* This review contains spoilers for Episode 7 of My Demon
My Demon is a captivating fantasy romantic-comedy series revolving around a demon, Jung Gu-Won, who unexpectedly loses his powers. In a twist of fate, he becomes entangled with Do Do-Hee, the spirited and assertive heir to the Mirei Group. Gu-Won must form a marriage contract with Do-Hee, as she becomes the key to regaining his abilities. Their relationship soon evolves from a contractual agreement to a hellish romantic entanglement.
Episode 7: Stained Relationships
After last episode’s nail-biting cliffhanger, My Demon Episode 7 begins with Do-Kyung (Kang Seung-Ho) pulling aside the photobooth curtain, revealing Gu-Won (Song Kang) and Do-Hee (Kim Yoo-Jung) kissing. Fortunately, he doesn’t recognize them, and leaves. They later investigate the locker, but are interrupted by the homeless woman from previous episodes.
They walk away, but she makes a prophetic statement about Gu-won’s flickering tattoo, hinting at his diminishing powers. Gu-Won appears disturbed, but ignores her. He later tests out his powers by making a flower bloom, and appears reassured that his powers are still working. However, as he walks away, we see the flower wilt rapidly.
Do-Hee and Gu-Won continue to follow Do-Kyung, but are forced to stop when he returns home. Do-Kyung has a talk with his mother about skipping his therapy sessions. His mother says his father is worried about him, but Do-Kyung rudely insists he is alright and doesn’t need further therapy.
Elsewhere, Gu-Won and Do-Hee are trying to understand why his powers keep flickering. He realizes that the same thing happened the day he met Do-Hee, and blames her for his situation. Do-Hee defends herself, and brings up their earlier kiss. Gu-Won looks uncomfortable and walks away.
Later, Bok-Gyu (Heo Jeong-Do) and Sunwol Foundation employees begin moving Gu-Won’s personal possessions into her apartment. Overwhelmed by the sudden change, Do-Hee throws Gu-Won out, along with all his things. Gu-Won refuses to return home, in order not to lose face. He also learns that Da-Young (Jo Hye-Joo) has abandoned the dance production due to his marriage.
Seok-Hoon (Lee Sang-Yi) then drops by to show Do-Hee photos taken at the Sunwol Foundation in 1977. He points out a photo showing someone looking like Gu-Won. Do-Hee pretends that it is actually Gu-Won’s grandfather, but Seok-Hoon is unconvinced.
On his way out Seok-Hoon runs into Gu-Won in the parking lot, and reveals that he suspects that Gu-Won “isn’t human”. He says that if Gu-Won ever becomes a danger to Do-Hee, he will reveal his secret to the world.
We see a drunken Ga-Young walking aimlessly on the street. We then get a flashback to her painful childhood growing up with an abusive father. She is saved when Gu-Won shows up to collect her father’s soul. Ga-Young then spent her life looking for him. Back in the present day, she is harassed by a man on the street, but Gu-Won shows up to save her.
He brings her back to the Sunwol Foundation, and tells Bok-Gyu that Seok-Hoon has threatened him. Both men are worried that he may discover Gu-Won’s secret. He also tells Bok-Gyu about his flickering powers, and his dreams of his time as a human.
Boy-Gyu suggests that he may be turning back into a human, leaving a worried Gu-Won even more determined to get his powers back.
We then see that the assassin has infiltrated the Sunwol Foundation. He locates Gu-Won’s office with all his records and plants a listening device. He also notices the demon manual on Gu-Won’s bookshelf and takes it.
Rumors and lies
Gu-Won manages to sneak back into Do-Hee’s apartment, but is caught in the act. He asks if she was worried about him, but she tries to deflect. He then tells her that he needs to ‘recharge’, leading the two of them to share a bed, with Gu-Won holding her hand.
Both of them insist that they don’t need to sleep, but end up falling asleep anyway. Gu-Won wakes up first, still holding Do-Hee’s hand. He finally lets go and watches Do-Hee sleep, secretly lamenting that he will have to lose this ‘unreasonable and unnecessary emotion’. Do-Hee then wakes up, and the two of them stare at each other, until Do-Hee’s phone rings.
Do-Hee’s assistant tells her that a malicious rumor is being spread online, accusing Do-Hee of murdering Madam Ju for her inheritance. This appears to be Seok-Min’s (Kim Tae-Hoon) doing, which was overheard at the wedding. The Mirae Group begins issuing legal notices to news outlets spreading the rumor.
Gu-Won suggests meeting with the clickbait news web personality that first started the rumor, but Do-Hee insists on seeing Seok-Min first. She finds him at a shooting range, and the two have a tense confrontation which ends with him pointing a gun at her. She begins to walk away, but Seok-Min fires the gun, shocking both her and Gu-Won.
Seok-Min warns Do-Hee that ‘anyone can have a bad day’, and tells Gu-Won that while he is a fake bodyguard, he should now be a ‘real bodyguard’ to Do-Hee.
The two of them then meet with the web personality who is the source of the rumors. They learn that he was paid in Bitcoin to spread to rumor, and has no idea who originally hired him. Gu-Won uses his powers to grant the man ‘wealth and fame’. They take him to the Bank of Korea’s vault where all the money is, and threaten to leave him in there overnight, to make him ‘famous’ as a bank robber. The terrified man eventually promises to stop spreading the rumor.
Gu-Won then gets a call from Bok-Gyu telling him that the demon manual is missing. Gu-Won shows up at the foundation with Do-Hee and they begin discussing the manual.
However, it turns out the assassin is secretly listening in, and now knows that Gu-Won is a demon. He then reads through the book, learning about Gu-Won’s weaknesses and limitations.
Back at the foundation, Gu-Won and Do-Hee sit in on Ga-Young’s performance rehearsal. Gu-Won suddenly remembers the dream of his human past, when he watched another woman dancing with swords.
Later, Gu-Won tries to use his powers to take him and Do-Hee home, but they flicker out again. The group of thugs from earlier episodes show up, but instead of fighting, they now want Gu-Won to be their new boss. Gu-Won manages to escape without incident.
Do-Hee and Gu-Won in danger
We then cut to the mysterious Abraxas, who now has the demon manual, as well as the recording of Gu-Won and Do-Hee discussing its function. Abraxas then contacts the assassin and says they must eliminate Gu-Won. He tells the assassin that once he kills him, he will become ‘the devil’.
Gu-Won heads out for the press conference of Ga-Young’s performance, leaving Do-Hee at home. As she is preparing dessert for his return, the police suddenly show up and arrest her for Madam Ju’s murder.
At the police station, Seok-Hoon tells Do-Hee there is no way the charges will stick. Do-Hee points out that the negative headlines surrounding her arrest are enough for the board to take away her position.
Gu-Won gets a call from Do-Hee’s assistant about her arrest, and leaves the foundation to be with her. However, on his way out, he is suddenly stabbed by the assassin. The episode ends with Do-Hee sitting alone in the police station, unaware of Gu-Won’s critical condition.
What we thought of the episode
Episode 7 of My Demon is a rollercoaster of emotions, blending romance, suspense, and tragedy. We get to see how the relationship between Gu-Won and Do-Hee evolves, highlighting their struggles and vulnerabilities.
Both Song Kang and Kim Yoo-Jung delivered excellent performances in this episode. During the quieter moments, they managed to portray the growing feelings of both Gu-Won and Do-Hee for each other, letting us see their vulnerable and tender sides. The chemistry between the two stars continues to be a highlight of the series, even as their characters face new challenges and uncertainties.
The episode’s ending is a shocking and unexpected twist, and we can’t help but wonder what will happen next. Will someone be able to save Gun-Won in time? Will Do-Hee be able to fight the false charges? And what else does Seok-Min have up his sleeve? We can’t wait for the next episode!