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2023.03.21 11:29 dangrankeyi Breakdown of Midnight Museum EP 5
Midnight Museum is a show that viewers need to pay attention to when watching. There is a lot of information planted at different places. And the fun of watching this series is that you get to figure out what's there.submitted by dangrankeyi to GMMTV [link] [comments]
Here I'm trying to break down Episode 5 and make a recap for everyone, so that we can discuss and perhaps try to gather what we can find.
Here are the previous ones:
In the first scene, a woman named Ing (played by Fah) cooks some kind of fish soup. She narrates that "every woman dreams of being the picture of perfection. But perfection comes with a cost."
The camera zooms out and we see that in order for her to make a perfect soup, she makes a disturbing mess of the whole kitchen. Nice foreshadowing!
Her husband Kong removes a picture of him and his ex wife Budsara and replaces it with a new picture of him, his current wife, and his teen daughter Bee (played by Tu), who doesn't look too happy in the picture.
Bee happens to see her dad replacing the picture and is angry. She stomps away, despite Ing's attempt to gently ask her to come eat a meal.
At one point, we see that Bee's hand is shaking.
At the museum, Dome is confined in a small room with no window, following his request in the previous episode to be locked up. June brings him food but he doesn't eat.
Katha and Triphob leave for an auction and they will have to be away for a few days (so the auction locks up the participants in the venue?). Katha plans to acquire a certain item from the auction which he thinks can help Dome (ie. purifying him from the Extraterrestrial Rock power).
Ing and her hubby live in a building full of gossipy housewives, who try to get to know her but at the same time make rude remarks about the old times when Kong was with his then-wife Budsara who is Bee's mother. We learn that Budsara jumped off the building to kill herself.
Ing looks at the picture of Kong and Budsara in the storage room. It turns out Budsara is standing there, watching Ing with a partly bloody face.
At a yoga class, probably also in the same building, Ing hears the gossipy housewives make remarks about her. They imply that Ing snatched Kong away from his old wife. One of them even say her husband won't be interested in a "lowlife" of a woman who tries to get into a high society.
A charismatic woman appears and introduces herself as Nisa. She also helps Ing retort to the gossipy women, or perhaps instigates Ing to act more aggressive, depending on how you read it.
Nisa seems to know the right things to say and out of the blue invites Ing to her apartment, which Ing apparently agrees.
Katha and Triphob arrive at the auction place. Katha again chews that gum. This is a fancy place which gives out tarot cards to participants. Katha gets "The Hermit" card, which is just a piece of paper that can somehow be used as a credit card during the auction as well as to unlock doors.
The auction is several days long. Katha is only interested in the last item of the last day. So he decides to just sit out in his room doing nothing (what a productive way to spend your time, Katha). Triphob is interested in a pearl-embedded egg called "The Faberge Egg" but Katha doesn't care much about it.
Just like what two strangers who met on a dating app do, Nisa quickly takes Ing to her apartment after their first encounter. Nisa makes Ing a very suspicious soup, which she sprinkles something on it.
Nisa keeps talking about women and how they are driven by envy. She talks about how the husbands of the gossipy housewives cheat on them or fool around with each other! I have to say Pimdao, the actress who plays Nisa, is really good. She is so charismatic.
"I live above everyone. The higher it is, the more I can see. I can even see someone who jumps off the top floor," Nisa says.
Nisa also knows a lot about Ing's situation, including the fact that the existence of Bee as her stepdaughter prevents Ing from achieving the perfect life.
Nisa even knows Kong and Ing haven't had sex for a long time. Ing reasonably gets uncomfortable, but unreasonably eats Nisa's soup when told to. Ing apparently cannot stop eating that soup before she realizes that there is something in the soup.
Nisa shows her the "charmed salt" which can help Ing get whatever she wants. Nisa talks about how women can exert power and control through indirect means, like food.
The salt works wonder. After eating Ing's soup, Kong says he loves her and begins to make out with her at the dinner table, which Bee sees from her bedroom.
Bee is trying to play a piano but she can't. She's in a place that is perhaps a piano classroom, or maybe some common area in the building. Another mysterious woman named Ratchanee (played by Mook) appears and says she knows Bee has Musician's Dystonia disorder.
Bee asks if Ratchanee knows how to treat it, so she makes it go away in just a snap of fingers. Bee is overwhelmed that she can play piano again.
Ratchanee offers to teach Bee piano, and gives her a card, which has an image of an upward crescent moon and something that looks like a flower on it. It's the same symbol that we have seen many times in characters and places related to the "cult" but this time we can see it much clearer.
Ratchanee says if Bee believes her, everyone will pay attention to her once again.
Ing sees that the storage room's door is open, so she enters. A woman suddenly grabs her from behind with a piece of clothes but then disappears. Bee walks in and Ing asks if that was her. Bee sees her mother picture on the floor and goes apeshit.
She blames Ing for forcing her mother to commit suicide and throws insults at her, which can either be "slut" or "bitch" depending on whether you are watching this episode or the preview clip. But the word can probably more accurately translated as a "low life of a woman" which again suggests that Ing isn't fit to be part of the high society in this building.
Kong sees this and orders Bee to apologize to Ing. She yells and he slaps her, escalating the situation quickly. Bee pulls her hair and screams like a mad girl and runs into her room. Kong consoles Ing and they end up making out on Bee's bedroom door, while Bee listens and cries from the other side.
Bee decides to call Ratchanee to tell her that she is "ready".
Bee finds happiness in playing piano, but Ratchanee snaps her fingers and Bee's hands are shaking again. Ratchanee says if Bee wants to play piano again she will have to do what she says, which is to swallow her pride and eat the soup that Ing makes.
Later, Bee eats the soup and becomes addicted to it, just like Kong. Their relationship improves instantly. Now it looks like the three are a lovely family.
Bee plays the piano beautifully while Ratchanee smiles, and a number of young people appear. They stand there and watch her playing.
Nisa hands Ing a bag of charmed salt, right at the building's entrance where everyone can see. The gossipy housewives of course see this, and they approach Nisa to ask for the "secret tips" that she gave to Ing.
At the auction, Triphob informs Katha that "The High Priestess" has been buying all the auctioned items and will likely get the item Katha has an eye on, but Katha is unwavering, saying he will get what he wants.
In a bar, a confident Katha approaches The High Priestess, which turns out to be the lady inside the cult building, whom the two cultist boys in the Extraterrestrial Rock episode talked about. Katha tries to ask her what she wants, but she only says it's a "personal reason".
She teases, saying she might let Katha get the item he wants if he tells her which one it is. As Katha doesn't give a direct answer, she says she will take what he wants the most as hers. And she calls Katha "Mr. Museum Owner" apparently knowing who he is.
Back in his room, Katha looks at his phone. He apparently can see Dome from a CCTV.
Katha, in a spectacular suit, arrives at the auction room. The High Priestess is already there, wearing an even more spectacular outfit.
Katha tries to get the Faberge Egg that Triphob wants, but eventually accepts defeat as The High Priestess keeps making higher bets.
Katha is very agitated and begins to make crazy bets to acquire a few other items, despite Triphob's protests.
Eventually, the MC introduces the last item, which is a jewelry made of salt crystal belonging to an Onmyoji from the Heian period in Japan, which has the power to absorb dark power.
Katha and The High Priestess make totally insane bets to get this. Triphob gives a warning, saying Dome has much influence on Katha "perhaps because he looks like your younger brother".
Many are disappointed to hear this "younger brother" remark, but I will remind you that Triphob is likely much younger than Katha and he probably wasn't born yet when Katha and the person who looked like Dome met, including that encounter in 1820. He only knows what he was told.
Triphob says Katha should not get too attached "because the world we live in is dangerous" and Dome will have to face these dangers too.
"If you lost him, too, I hope you wont' do anything stupid," says Triphob.
Note that he used the word ไปอีกคนนึง, which is translated as "too" here. But it means Katha had already lost another person before this.
But Triphob tells Katha to bet 3 billion USD for the item. I'm not sure if the writers are aware of how high that amount is. GMMTV could probably buy SM Entertainment plus a few other smaller K-Pop companies with that budget.
The High Priestess lets Katha acquire that item. She disappears but leaves him a "gift" which looks like the Bible. The bookmark is on the Book of Revelation chapter, and we hear her voice saying:
"I am the singer of praises of the Lord. I am waiting, for the Lord shall sow wonders in heavens and earth, as blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, the moon into blood, and the stars into rubble raining down upon earth, before the returning of the Lord, which shall be the great and horrifying day of the Lord."
She also leaves The High Priestess card. On its back, she wrote:
"I have got what I wanted. As for this, I give you. If there is something else I want in the future, I will come to take it from you."
Ing cooks some fish, but there is no more charmed salt. Kong and Bee are upset that the food tastes differently. They become insane in begging Ing to cook the food that they used to eat, and Ing leaves to go to Nisa to get the salt.
At Nisa's apartment, many housewives are already there knocking the door to try to get the salt as well. Suddenly the door opens, and there is a bag of salt inside. The mad housewives rush in and fight each other to get the salt. Ing is horrified and decides to leave.
When Ing comes back to her apartment, Nisa is there. Kong has blood and tears on his face and he is tied to a chair. Nisa is slicing his cheek and grills it, putting salt on it. She invites Ing to try some human meat, which she says is delicious.
Ing grabs a knife. Nisa shares the secret recipe for the charmed salt, which is made from tears "of the person who is in the worst pain of their life".
"To make someone happy, it costs someone else's tears," she says.
Nisa asks Ing whose tears it should be. She tells Ing to grab the knife tightly and uses it on someone she wants to disappear. This Nisa actress is really good.
Meanwhile, Ratchanee is in the storage room with Bee, who has blood on her mouth. Bee has eaten her father's flesh.
Bee throws insults at Ing, who decides to end the matter right here and right now.
The two women stab each other, but then it turns out it's Kong that they have stabbed. But that doesn't end the fight. They blame each other for taking away their perfect life.
Bee gets on top of Ing and stabs her in the stomach, becoming the winner. She touches Ing's tears and licks it from her hand.
Bee also and says this weird and somewhat cheesy line: "it always tastes so sweet on the victor's tongue."
Bee leaves the apartment and goes up to the rooftop. A number of young people follow her. They all have blood on their mouths.
Meanwhile, Ing lies on the floor dying, while Nisa talks about the duties of a good woman.
Bee arrives at the rooftop and smiles at her dead mother who stands there. She and the other young people eventually levitate and go up the sky.
At the cult building, they appear. Nisa and Ratchanee are there too and they turn into transparent things that eventually merge into the woman with the upward crescent moon tattoo, which is The High Priestess.
The black mummy is there. And one of the women says the time for resurrection is about to come.
At the museum, Katha puts the jewelry on Dome on his ankle. Is it really an anklet or Katha just decides to make it one?
But then, he fires Dome from his museum job and sternly tells Dome to go back to his world. The sad Dome gives the museum card back to Triphob who says Dome can never see this museum again, while June says she will find a way to visit him.
Dome is back at the apartment, and meet a strange-looking boy (played by Nanon) who now lives next door, probably in the same apartment that the landlady was cleaning blood earlier.
The boy goes into his room. There is an incomplete female mannequin on the table. He opens his bag and pulls out a mannequin arm from it. He kisses and caresses the mannequin parts lovingly.
The camera zooms out and we see that there is another incomplete female mannequin in the corner of his room.
That's all. Thanks for reading!
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