A translation app, the Pope, and the President…y’all, I can’t, I just can’t. This show is so deliciously crazy. I want seconds and a doggie bag. Live recap is coming up!
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THE FIERY PRIEST: EPISODE 9-10 LIVE RECAP
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Recap of the previous episodes. Haeil becomes a pirest and the Bishop gets murdered by thugs.
Caption: A father like mentor died with all the dirty accusations
Caption: To recover his dignity…
Caption: He requests a reinvestigation but it is refused
Caption: He searches for the fake witnesses
Caption: He tries his best, but he fails
Caption: Even those liar witnesses disappears
Caption: With Unexpected Help (pope, pope, pope)
Caption: The Pope formally requested a reinvestigation
Caption: The co-investigation is about to start
Haeil shows up to the police department and finds out that Goo Daeyoung is the detective assigned to the case. But Goo Daeyoung is basically worthless. Haeil tells them that they were suposed to put their most talented investigator on this. The head cop says that is Goo Daeyoung. Haeil thinks that he is about to kill someone.
But then Seo Seungah says that she can help him. But the team leader does not want her to help him. She refuses that order, but that is the order. Goo Daeyoung is angry about not being considered the best by Haeil. He tells him that he doesn’t know this, but I am the hidden ace of the department. Haeil tells him to shut up and eat his snack.
Daeyoung says that Haeil makes him competitive. Then they have a walk off/stare off.
DY – What if I solve it?
HI – You? I will buy you lamb stew
DY – That is not enough
HI – I will buy Korean beef
DY – Okay! Call!
They start to walk off up the hall, they both agree that their formal investigation starts. They also talk about how Daeyoung is older so Haeil should use jongdaemal with him. He asks what Priest is in English (it means Priest) so he asks what Father is (he says it is father). he is basically translating Korean words to English for Daeyoung and they decide to go eat first.
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They go to a local cafe to eat soup and try to find out where to go first. Haeil says that they need to talk to the witnesses properly this time. Daeyoung thinks that interviewing them will not change anything. Haeil asks him if he has been hit in his head with a cow bone before? He picks up a huge cow bone from his soup. Daeyoung tells him that he will just hit him no matter what he says.
Haeil tells him that he should not say anything about truth and facts then. But Daeyoung explains that truth and fact are the closest word to detective. haeil pulls out his cow rib bone knife and tries to stab Daeyoung dramatically. Daeyung has to grab the bone and tells him not to use random things as weapons. How is everything around you a weapon?
HI – if you ruin what I am doing then you will see the burning hell
DY – Priest, I am the policeman. I am doing the investigation, you are an observer.
HI – you do the observing, don’t interfere.
Daeyoung starts whisper complaining but then Haeil says he will kill him so Daeyoung whispers even quieter. HI asks him what he is doing so, where are your manners, where is my bone! Daeyoung apologizes, okay! Okay! and then asks the waitress ajumma to take the bone away.
Elsewhere, Prosecutor Park Kyung-sun meets with her boss, Chief Kang Seok-tae about how in the world the Pope can interfere in this investigation. Who did this? park thinks back to telling Haeil that she should talk to the Pope, but it was a joke. She does not tell this to her chief. The Chief tells her to arrest the person that coached him on what to do. She is all like, okay.
They start to talk about the plant on the police side to ruin this investigation. The Chief tells her that he is not trust worthy. The priest will bother us so find out the way to take care of this at once. Park finishes eating and broods.
Meanwhile, Haeil and Daeyoung go to pay for their meal. Haeil thanks her and heads out but daeyoung tells him that they should pay dutch! But Haeil tricks Daeyoung into paying for the full amount on his card as he walks out.
In the prosecurot office, Park Kyungsun wonders about all the different ways she can stop this investigation. But the Pope is behind him so it could be hard. One of the team members thinks that they need to make one of their people a monk that makes a little troube with the priest and gets hit. Then there will be a fight among religions and the Priest will automatically get the blame.
She looks at him and asks if he wants to do this now? Just buy someone to hit him? The man says yes! Park is so annoyed, even thought she plays along, but in the end she tells him to leave, they will definitely not do that. He thinks it is good. She tells him to take off his arm guard as he goes to sit. WE ARE NOT IN THE 80s!
Then there is a phone call. The Idol Kim who had drug problems want to see her. This makes Prosecutor Park sit up, she tells them to tell him to come by later.
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Elsewhere, Boss Hwang shows up at a building. All his thugs bow to him at 90 degrees. He gets upset and tells them to only bow 30 degrees, stop showing the entire world that we are gangsters! The thug with the long hair bows at 90 degrees again as the boss leaves, but SS comes out and takes his bow. Poor SS then gets bullied by Jang-ryong.
Meanwhile, Haeil and Daeyoung go to one of the witnesses house. It is the woman who made the claim. The gate is closed though. Haeil starts to hit the door a lot and he says that he hears samgyupsal cooking sounds. He tries to open it with a hairpin. Daeyoung laughs and says that he can’t open it like that, this is not a movie.
But Haeil opens it, lol. They go inside and see a woman and family sitting and eating. She throws lettuce at them and asks how dare they open her door! She keeps throwing lettuce at them. IF WE DON’T OPEN THE DOOR THEN WE DON’T WANT TO BE BOTHERED. She throws more lettuce at them.
Then the woman stands and asks if haeil is angry about her daughters witness testimony? She went to Europe. He is all like Europe? She says yes, she can’t call her. So he asks when she is coming back? Umma does not know. He is all like, that does not make sense! She is your daughter! How can’t you know? Umma says that she is her enemy like daughter! What do you want me to say!
She closes the door on them and Daeyoung drags Haeil out. haeil walks away annoyed and angry. Then he turns and runs back to the door Daeyoungn has to chase him. Cut to them talking to the accountants landlord. She says that he left to a foreign country, she is not sure where. He said he won’t be back for a while. It seemed like he was running away.
HI – Does he have trouble?
Ajumma – He is a gambling addict. Didn’ you know that? Until recently, there were a lot of gangsters and bank collectors. I thought, yeah, how can they give an accountant job to someone like that.
HI – Family?
Ajumma – the wife left many years ago with the kids. Who would want to live with someone like him?
HI – thank you so much.
Haeil took a lot of notes and then heads out. He says that gambling addicts will do anything for money. Daeyoung says there are some innocent gamblers. Haeil isa ll like huh? Innocent gamblers? Okay, then lets find the most innocent people in the neighborhood. He hurries off.
Elsewhere, Boss Hwang listens to a class while he relaxes on his couch. The class is philisophical about people being born good or bad. Hwang agrees and says that you never know if they are born good or bad. Then he thinks about the Bishop and smiles, he thinks bad guys are just born bad, like me.
He asks his hitman about the priest. Hoonsook tells him that Koo is doing a good job so Hwang thinks that thye finally have use of that stupid guy. But then he gets word that Koo and Haeil are there to talk to him.
The gangsters try to keep Koo and Haeil outside but Haeil really wants to get in. He tells them that it wont take too long. Then Hwang comes out and asks them why they are visiting him. He sees that Koo is there also.
Haeil – Let me ask you a question
Hwang – Do you want to come in for coffee from Ethiopia?
Haeil – You drink it. Where are those two
Hwang – What are you talking about?
Haeil – You are a good actor! The best. It is not that noticeable.
Hwang – Tell me what you are talking about, explain it
Haeil – That woman that faked being a witness and the accountant
Hwang – Oh, them, why? Are they having an affair?
Koo – Why are you asking CEO Hwang?
Haeil – You, just shut up
Koo – Why are you pocking everywhere? if you make trouble like this then I can’t help you.
Hwang – Yes, yes, that is real police work
Haeil – I told you to shut up
Koo – Are you telling me, the active detective?
Haeil – I am busy. Where did you hide them
Hwang – Why are you asking me that?
Haeil – You buy people, make them tell lies, and hide them? Do you think the police or prosecutors will do it? the gangsters in the area should do it.
Hwang – I am a law abiding business man
Haeil – What if I find them and prove that you bought them?
Hwang – Lets bet on it…eel…lobster? Or your hand?
Haeil – No, not like that, why dont’ you just get hit without defense once.
Hitman – Hey priest, watch your mouth
Hwang – Adults are talking you young boy. Okay, I won’t use my hands so you can hit me. But what if you can’t do it? You should do it.
Haeil – Okay, I will spread my legs and put my hands to my back.
He smiles and walks away.
Hwang – How did he get blessed? With balls?
Outside, Haeil tells Daeyoung to check the passports for the witnesses. Daeyoung tells him that they left the country, you heard that. Haeil tells him to just check it, why are you talking so much today. Koo says that it drives him crazy that he is bothering Hwang. Haeil asks him how much he is getting from Hwang. Koo tells him to watch his mouth.
Haeil wonders why he is covering for Hwang then? Koo says he isn’t, they just need to investigate with their manners. Haeil thinks if he is any more mannerable then he will be his slave. They start to get in their car. Haeil tells him to check the passport and then check all the CCTV’s around the church. Once they get in, Haeil tells Koo not to get angry and helps him put on his seatbelt like he is a little kid.
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In an interrogation room, the person interviewed says that he did not do it. he just did this because chairman Kims son told him to try it, so why does he have the biggest sentence? Prosecutor Park tells him that he confessed to the drug distribution. The guy starts crying and says that his mother suffers so much. Park tells him that he is a good actor. But the guy says that he is not acting. Park explains that the law it not alive, it does not respond to you, no matter what you do. Use this chance to learn about society and become an adult, okay?
then she is called in to talk to the Chief. He brings up the Priest and all the bothersome things he is doing now. Park wants to ignore it all. But the Chief tells her to call a certain number and have them erase the CCTV. It is for the head of the data center. She takes the number, annoyed.
Int he police department, Daeyoung thinks that this will be so annoying to go through all the CCTV. Seungah says that she can do it, she can get all the footage from that day. he tells her that she has so much work as a rookie. She says that she will just not sleep. Koo is all like, you should sleep! Sleep deficiency is the root of all disease! Haeil tells Koo to let her do it! She wants to do it.
Then the team leader comes in and tells Haeil that he searched the departure history….they all left the company….yep. Haeil asked where they went. The team leader says that the woman went to Dubai. Haeil is all like, that is in the middle east, I thought she went to Europe.
The leader is all like….ah….Europe….
Koo says it is a layover! Layover!
Haeil sighs and asks about the church accountant. The team leader is all like…yeah….um….he went to…France.
Caption: Boo-lans-uh = France
Haeil – So one went to Boo-lance-uh (the woman) and the other went to France (the man)?
They are talking about it as two different countries but Haeil knows that it is the same country so he knows that they are lying. he rolls his eyes and walks out and kicks the water machine. It breaks. They all yell that he has to fix it this time!
Koo runs after him and tells him that this is not a middle school classroom! You can’t just kick things nad yell when you are angry. If you dont’ like us, you should still keep your manners. What if we went to your church and kicked things!
Haeil tells him that they deserve it. Koo says that he is a Priest so he should forgive them. Why are you angry at us? Haeil tells him that premature forgiveness is the root of all evil so I will not forgive easily. He looks at a police sign and says that he should break it. Koo runs up to it and says no! Hit me instead.
Haeil is about to Hit Koo so Koo tells him to hit the carboard instead , it is paper, it is not alive! Then he moves the cardboard cutout of the lady police officer inside.
Haeil goes to a cafe. He is so upset that his investigation is not working so he throws a little temper tantrum on a piece of paper and pours himself some more soju. Koo goes inside the cafe and sits with him after asking for a side dish and soju of his own.
HI – Who told you to sit here?
Koo – i am buying so lets sit together.
HI – Just leave
Koo – Hey, lets drink together. I will pour my drink myself since you are not pouring for me. Man to man, lets drink.
HI – I trust eating meal together friends, not drinking friends.
Koo – Fine, you drink yourself and I will drink myself!
They drink shot after shot. The Priest drinks half a tall glass cup and Koo drinks half a shot glass cup. Koo cannot keep up.
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All the bad guys meet with the cult leader, Ki Yong-moon. The plan is for him to take over the welfare center for the next month. They tell him to do a good job, they don’t want to hear anything bad or that he says “later.” The cult leader says that he will do his best. he snaps his finger and brings in a gift for them.
The gift is so that they will include him into their group. They open it up and see that it is a huge solid gold toad. They all love it.
Elsewhere, Seo Seungah works hard to get the CCTV around the buildings.
In the cafe, both the Priest and Koo are drunk, their cheeks are red and they speak nonsense. Koo talks about his name, Koo Dae-young is 9-0 so he start to talk about baseball on teh ninth inning, the game is already 9-0 and there is only one hitter left. The game has almost ended so you dont’ have to call the owner of the baseball team, so just do a winning job. Play the winning game.
Haeil drunkenly tells him that he does not know about baseball. Koo says it is becaue he is a Priest so he does not know reality things? Or do you know it but still don’t know it? You just pocked around everywhere including the Vatican, why are you doing this?
Haeil – I told you, don’t say anything in front of me…*drunkenly*
Koo – Is this about Priest stuff? Righteousness in this world is like Superman’s underpants over his tights.
Haeil – Hey, Koo Daeyoung, these days Superman does not wear tights anymore. You should watch more movies.
They both laugh.
Koo – Whatever you do, something just does not work. The Popes grandfather comes (saying for something that will never happen)….
Haeil grabs him by the vest.
Koo – What? Do you just want to hit me again? Not in my nose. Hey, you are crazy, you are the only one that does not know that.
Koo pats him on the cheek and then drunkenly stumbles out, but he tells Koo that he is buying tonight right? Koo is all like, how can you remember that while drunk?
Koo answers his phone and finds out that the CCTV thing is all taken care of. It is his teamleader. But the team leader tells him that he should check with Detective Seo just in case. he hangs up. Koo drunkenly mutters that they shouldn’t hang up when they are still talking….ugh….
In the police department, Seo Seungah is working hard looking at all the CCTV, but it is a lot of work. She tries to keep her eyes open. Koo shows up with rosey cheeks and gives her an energy drink. But he tells her not to work too hard. then he collapses at his desk. But he hops up and tells her not to sleep over there, sleep at your desk.
She keeps working and sees something on the CCTV.
END PART ONE
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At night, SS goes to talk to Yohan at the convenience store. SS asks for a chicken sandwhich, he is so sick and tired of triangle kimbap. Yohan tells him to just eat it, the other is sold out. Yohan asks about SS’s lips, are they still hurting? Why do you just let him hit you, you should fight back! SS says that he will hit him one day! Then he starts to vibrate with anger towards Jong-ryong.
Yohan tells him to think about something happy. So SS starts to think about something happy but then he gets so angry as if he is vibrating with hate toward Jang-ryong. Yohan tries to tell him to think about something happy again and starts to talk about all the good food smells like samgyupsal. This is enough to take SS’s mind off of it. they joke for a moment and then Yohan goes back inside to help a customer. SS goes right back to thinking about Jang-rong.
Inside, the customer is Prosecutor Park. He tells her that he wanted to tell her that she was pretty for so long. She tells him that is not good. Why are you evaluating my looks as a part timer? He says that he is not evaluating it, he is just applauding her. She asks if someone told him that he looks like a dumpling, would he be happy?
Then the Priest comes drunkenly up and hands over mandu (dumplings) to buy. He tells Park not to yell at people. She says he did something wrong so I am telling him that. Haeil is barely able to keep his eyes open as he stands at the register. They find out that Yohan was born in 93. they are both all like, what? Haeil asks what happened to the universe in 93. Yohan says that a comet was found and was about to hit Jupiter.
Park tells him that hse is a lot older than him. Haeil tells her that she is an old cranky person. then he starts to walk away and thinks that 93 is too much, born in 93? He walks outside but stumbles and falls on the ground like the drunken person that he is. Park helps him up but he pulls himself away so they wont touch him.
SHe is all like, it is me, it is me. he smiles like a little school boy and says that you should not touch a priest, but he is happy and then kisses the window and slides off of it from his lips. Yohan is all like, what is going on? But he hops up and tries to get himself together. He asks Park how corrupt she will have to be to be happy?
Park is all like, I don’t’ have power, so how can I be super corrupt? Haeil says that this smart person doesn’t know anything. Power does not make people corrupt, corrupt people want power. He is still very drunk and stammering. But he says she is good for that.
Park – i understand, just go home and sleep, okay?
he nods and starts to stumble way. But he manages to smile and bow at her.
HI – Good job working for the country *he gives her the cross sign*
She mutters that he just Messed her up in a Holy way.
She goes home and thinks about what he said about how Power is not corrupt, corrupt people want power. You are good-good, perfect.
She sighs and calls her manager to ask what the sentence is for the Idol. He thinks about it and says that it is 4 years and 3 months. he wont be out until the next world cup. She says that they can make it half and let him see the next world cup, write it up for tomorrow. He says okay and she hangs up.
Scene change to Koo getting home drunkenly. His place is super messy, he kicks things out of the way and tells a peeing man to stop peeing at his window. then he falls in bed to passout. While doing so, he mutters that life is nothing….nothing…and unzips his jacket as he curls into bed.
Meanwhile, haeil cooks the mandu in the microwave and watches it less than one inch from the microwave like a drunken crazy person. He fixes it for nun Inkyung and Priest Marcus. Then he shoves it in their mouths. But it is so hot so they can’t even eat it and have to spit it out. Haeil asks them if they want soju? they say no. So he tells them that they should have soy sauce!
He grans two huge containers of soy sauce and starts to spin them around with a huge smile. then he purs them the soy sauce in a tiny container but it gets everywhere. they tell him that they are okay, he can go to bed. He tells them that is nice, I am happiest when people enoy my mandu. Just blow it hooo, hoooo, then he falls to sleep standing and blowing.
they are all like, hello…priest?
He wakes back up and gives them the mandu to eat…it is still so hot! But the priest does not notice and walks off happily. Nun Inkyung thinks this is so much trouble in her nun life. Marcus thinks that it makes him sad when Haeil smiles. The nun says that Marcus is sad but she is afraid because he is so confusing.
Haeil goes back to his run and sits on the bed. He might be thinking for the first time that night. He looks at the Virgin Mary statue he has and thinks some more. Then he mutters to himself.
Haeil – Are you going to yell at me again? You are yelling at me…punishing me and yelling at me endlesly.
He sniffs and then hangs his head to sleep as he turns and crawls into the bed. That night he dreams about the explosion when he was a NIS officer. He falls to his knees in the dream. Several of the other officers tell him that they need to leave. He tells him that he said there weren’t any kids in there! Don’t lie! The man says there were no kids. But Haeil says that he saw kids.
The man says that everyone is an enemy except their Korean citizens. They are all enemies. But Haeil says that they were little kids! The man says that there are no exception and pulls his gun on him. then he says he is fired when they go back. Haeil jumps on him and starts to punch him. But he gets shot by the other guy in the room.
Then we cut to haeil as a drunken derelict getting into fights in bars. the Bishop saved him. Haeil sits up in bed and thinks that he couldnt’ even save the Bishop. he goes to the church and lights a candle for him.
VO – The person that tried to protect me until the end, I don’t know what I can do anymore. (he says he doesn’t know who he can save anymore).
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Koo Daeyoung wakes up to a phone runging and then goes to have breakfast with Boss Hwang. Koo doesn’t really want to eat anything with him. VK asks him if he doesn’t like Russian food? It is our home food. he stares at him with his emo looking self as he takes a huge bite of food.
Hwang tells Koo that he trusts him, look at me. If you do a good job this time then I will take you to a Heaven like place. Koo looks uncomfortable. Hwang tells him to eat but if you are busy then you can leave. Koo starts to leave.
Hwang – your old partners memorial day is around this time right?
Koo turns around
Hwang – Hahaha, look at your eyes. Can you turn off your eye beams? Don’t forget your lesson you learned from your old partner, detective Koo.
Koo leaves and sees someone getting beat up by gangsters. Is sends him to a flashback to his old partner who was also beat up. Koo was also all beat up. Koo stares at this in the present time but one of the gangsters motions for him to keep on walking, so he does.
However, he gets a call about something to do with the CCTV. Cut to Yeongah showing the CCTV to Koo and Haeil. She says that there is a 2 minute jump. Koo tells them that things like this happen. Seungah is angry and says that all the CCTV footage along this one route is missing 1 minute. Haeil asks if this is the original? She says yes. Haeil asks about the missing footage. Seungah says that it happens because the equipment is old, but they are about to upgrade.
Koo – Digital is not perfect! Cell phones have little stoppage!
Haeil is so annoyed and breaks Koo’s desk or something like that. Koo stands up and tells him that he can’t break things! they argue about the footage. Haeil hits oo in the chest with his gloves many many times and tells him that CCTV from the convenience store is not this bad nowadays.
the team leader comes up and tells him to stop breaking things! Koo tells him that he has to pay for everything he broke! I will send you the bill! Haeil picks up a printer to throw it at them, they all cower. then Haeil sets it down and walks out. But he sees the woman cardboard cutout of the police sign and breaks it with all his passion.
A group of little kids comes out and is all like, teacher, where do we take the photo now? Is that guy a Priest? The teach is all like, no…it shouldn’t be….no priest is like that.
Haeil tries to cover his Priest markings and walks off, kind of embarrassed. But we see that a woman is watching him.
Meanwhile, Prosecutor Park Kyungsun works on CCTV footage, did you erase the original? Okay, I will tell my boss. The manager asks if they are still not doing the monk plan. She yells at him, wow, you are so obsessed with that thing! Why don’t be obsessed with your work!
The manager gets a call and says that the Idol Kim tried to commit suicide, he is in critical condition in the hospital! Park goes to he chief who yells at her about the Idol trying to commit suicide and tells her that reporters are about to be all over this! how can you screw up this much? He tells her to go home before the reporters find her and shoos her away.
She leaves in deep thought.
In the police station, the woman that was looking at Haeil is talking to the cops about all the PTSD people. She is a doctor and says that their hospital will take care of their PTSD issues. They clap for her, but Koo just stares at her. She passes out pamphlets and says that they can talk about any mental health issues they have.
Seungah tells Koo that she is super pretty right? he is all like, not pretty. But then she turns to give him something and his eyes do everything but fly away as he looks at her like a goddess. She smiles and tells him that their discussions will be confidential. A song starts to play that says they are born again and he hiccups.
The team leader tells the doctor that there are no secrets there between them don’t worry. She says she won’t worry. the song keeps playing and Koo folds up the flyer and puts it in a safe place.
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Meanwhile, Haeil goes somewhere and meets with a hacker that he knows. He knows him from his NIS days because this guy is a hacker that hacked the NIS office. The guy calls him hyung and says that he is actually done with hacking so he can’t help him anymore…hahaha *sweats*.
But Haeil is all like, your term is not over…..he pulls out his phone then mentions that it was not just the NIS….how many accusations do you have with the media and financial and ….
The man says that he didn’t do all that and then says that he can listen to him. All Haeil wants is the whereabouts of two people. But he is a priest so he does not have any money.
In the police station, Seungah gets a text that she should go to a certain place and get the witnesses. Cut to the camera showing a satelite turning into google maps that zooms into a distant resort looking place in another country.
The two witnesses are having an amazing time there drinking wine and eating steak. they talk about what they will do with their money. Pay for all their debt and leave the country and have fun. But then Seungah comes in and tells them that they are really in France? But that is the river in Korea. So it looks like they are actually in Korea but the place looks like France?
Seungah sees the Russian oppas there and pulls out a metal rod to fight them with. they run outside nd she fights them all with it. But they get the better of her in one encounter and are about to hit her again. But then Haeil runs in and does a super spinning kick into the closest man. He falls.
Haeil – Hey, brothers, if you hit women then you will go to Hell.
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Another super fun and fast episode. Everyone here is amazing with the comic timing! Love this show, I hope it catches up with it’s fan base because it is hitting all the right spots, and I want to share that with someone ☺️
Hwang – Crush them or kill them, just stop him
Caption – the investigation has a problem
HI – They took whom?
DY – What are you doing!?
HI – The only way to live like a man is by holding the chance given by God
Park – Yesterday you were super drunk, today you are a really serious priest
Caption – the cult is targeting kids
YM – I will take care of you guys
VO – The priest came! He abandoned his own God and came to our leader!