The final challenge was Master of Cheesy Acting. The couple would choose a famous quote and a scene from the drama. They started with the famous quote and ended it with the famous scene. The couple who did the best acting would get extended time for the final mission, at the staff’s discretion. They would be given 40 seconds for the ending mission, which was to open a box while wearing boxing gloves. The female then had to wear the wings inside, and say ‘I am an angel’. If they went over the allotted time, cold water would pour down on them. Before they started the final mission, everyone watched Kim Ji-won and Jin Goo acting the original scene, and enchanted everyone.
Yoo Jae-suk and Kim Ji-won were the first team. They re-enacted Song Jong-ki’s scene and added a lot of improvisation. They ended the scene with Yoo Jae-suk being rejected and slapped by Kim Ji-won. For their acting, they were given 60 seconds. The gloves made it hard to open the box, so Yoo Jae-suk bit the wrappings and successfully managed to open it. Kim Ji-won then quickly put on the wings, saying ‘I am an angel’. Yoo Jae-suk and Kim Ji-won completed their the mission and escaped the water bomb. Kim Jong-kook, Haha, Ji Seok-jin and Kang Gary each received Loser’s stickers because when they were acting, they had the lowest heart rates. They got the stickers because the Red Sun didn’t place in the top three.
After the six hours were up, the Red Sun was identified, and the teams all got their rankings. If they ranked lower than the Red Sun, they would get penalized, but if they ranked the same or higher, they were exempted. The lowest, or fifth, ranking with four stickers, was Ji Seok-jin. The fourth-ranking, with three stickers, was Kang Gary. The third-ranking, with two stickers each, were Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo and Haha. In the second rank, with just one sticker each, were Kim Jong-kook and Kim Ji-won. The first ranking, never got any stickers at all, were Yoo Jae-suk, Jin Goo and, Cosmic Girls’ Eunseo. It was revealed that Jin Goo was the Red Sun and everyone except the first rank would be punished.
The punishment was aired on episode 298, and it was riding the Viking in Wolmido Island. The Viking is famous for its frightening angle, and as the roughest pirate ship in the world. The members were given an opportunity to avoid the punishment, though. David McInnis asked each of the members a question, and they had to answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Their answer would determine whether or not they would ride the pirate ship.
In the end, Lee Kwang-soo, Kang Gary and Haha failed to give the right answer, and ended up riding the pirate ship.
What do you think about Kim Ji-won’s appearance in Running Man?