I really really liked this Sunday’s episode 10 of Hwayugi, the first episode I liked this month since the premiere episode 1 which hooked me solid. The ratings for the drama returned to a milestone marker with this episode 10 which hit 6.271% ratings, the first time the drama broke 6% after it fell below that in the 5% range for the last three episodes. More important this episode brought some much needed catharsis forward for all major characters – Jin Sun Mi willing chooses this life and fate as Sam Jang, Son Oh Gong realizes he’s an ass and chooses to be Sun Mi’s protector (and romantic interest), and the scene-stealing supporting pair of PK and Zombie Bok Ja just killed it with her rotting away and his increasingly frantic bad ideas to try and save her. I felt stirring emotions finally and it’s not tied to the drama pushing the OTP romance so much and instead let the characters feel more than just that one note emotion. This episode gives me hope that the Hong Sisters have satisfying payoffs up their sleeves both big and small to come.