Episode 5 of Goedam begins in class as a group of school girls discuss Jin-Gyeong jumping in front of a moving truck. However, they’re interrupted by the teacher arriving, stern-faced to discuss the death of that very same student. Tellingly, up on the wall is a picture of the two students from the opening episode.
As it turns out, the dead schoolgirl was actually being bullied and involved in a group chat. Hye-Su leaves the group chat after feeling guilty and immediately phones the teacher, asking her to meet in the classroom
Dressed in high-heeled red shoes, this woman shows up but finds Hye-Su a shadow of what she once was. With blood staining her face and her legs twisted and severed, the teacher realizes that this is actually Jin-Gyeong. The girl looks up and grins, telling her Hye-Su’s legs don’t fit and asks to switch.
As screams pierce the air, Jin-Gyeong snatches up her legs and staggers out the classroom with those same red shoes. Her feet twist awkwardly on the floor and as she staggers up the hallway, the episode comes to a close.
The Episode Review
Could the group chat be the catalyst that set off this chain of events? This seems to be the catalyst for what happened but it’s also interesting that the story takes place in the same classroom as the one in episode 5. There isn’t a lot to say about this though but the creature does seem to be linked to the other episodes.
Still, there’s nothing outwardly memorable about this segment. The sound design is pretty good and the grotesque scene of the creature walking in high heels is enough to make you squirm a little. Beyond that though, there really isn’t anything here to write home about.