Parasyte: The Grey – Episode 2 | Transcript

Looking for his sister, Seol Kang-woo investigates Saejin Church, where he finds Su-in. But he soon encounters trouble - and the two fight to escape.
Parasyte: The Grey - 2024 Tv Series

Parasyte: The Grey
Original title: Gisaengsu: Deo Geurei
Episode 2
Aired on April 5, 2024 (Netflix)

Plot: Looking for his sister, Seol Kang-woo investigates Saejin Church, where he finds Su-in. But he soon encounters trouble – and the two fight to escape.

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[seagulls squawking]

[traffic noise]

[Kang-woo] Hey, that’s a really expensive watch, okay?

It’s a limited edition.

It’s a little bit old, looks like.

1.5 million.

Only that much?

[man] Yeah.


Oh Christ.


Yeah, I guess I can work with that.

[register rings]

[man] Okay, here’s one million won first.

[counter beeps]

The remaining 500,000.

Jeez, this area sure has changed a lot.


It’s just not like it was, you know?

[man] Come on. Who wears a watch like this these days?

[Kang-woo] That watch is a fake, anyway.

[man] What?

[car horn honking]

[Kang-woo] It doesn’t work. Can you reconnect it?

Yes, of course. Uh, your account’s past due.

80,000 won.

[Kang-woo] Mmm.

Please just get it done soon.

Yes, will do, sir.

You planning to toss this?

No way! I don’t make money by toss…

Uh, a belt will make it run like new.


What, man?


No smoking?

Uh, no smoking, but you’re good.


How much you want for it?

Uh, shit, I’d give it to you for 350k.

This whole area is shady these days. [laughs]


Let’s say 200.

[laughs] Yeah, right. No way!

Changing the belt would cost almost as much as that. No way.

Fine, all right.

I’m grabbing a phone real quick. Get it ready.

Fine. Just stay close!

[connect tone]

[phone line ringing]

Hey, guy, is my phone ready?

Ah, yes, it’s ready. Here you go, sir.


[connect tone]

The person you have called…

[man] Uh, Excuse me?

Please try…

[disconnect tone]

Earlier this morning, I had some guys asking for you.

They looked around, showed your picture. Pretty persistent.

Hmm. Well, here. A tip.

[man] Oh, thank you.


Hey, hey, hey, what’s up with the bike?

Hey, what’s been taking so long?

[owner] You’re back already?

Yeah, hurry up, I’m busy.

Uh, I need parts, but not too long now, okay?

[vehicle approaching]

Ah shit. You sold me out, dude?


[gang man 1] Seol Kang-woo!


[owner] Oh no! Don’t break that!


[dramatic music playing]


[labored breathing]


[gang man 1] Come here!

[dramatic music continues]

[Kang-woo] Move it! Get out of the way! Hey! Fuck!

[gang man 1] He’s right there, go!

[gang man 2] Grab him! Let’s go!

[gang man 1] Hey, hey!


Come on! You want some of this, you little…

[indistinct shouting, screaming]

[gang man 1] Hurry! Let’s get him, go!

[gang man 2] Get him!

[gang man 3] Get him, you bastards!

[gang man 2] Hurry up!

[gang man 3] Stop!

Open this gate, you son of a bitch!

Let’s go around! Hurry, go around!

[Kang-woo panting]

Whoa, hey!

[tires screech]

Got something to say? What?

[grunts, groans]

[music fades]

Did they all forget the time I worked delivery out here?


Ah shit. [tuts]

[connect tone]

[phone line ringing]

[man] Hello?

Mmm, Kyu-min, hey.

Hey, Kang-woo! Are you all right?

Yeongdeungpo guys jumped me, dude.

Shit, Kang-woo. Where are you? What happened?

A lot.

They had two vans chock-full of assholes.

Wait, what? You serious?

I think it’s best I get outta here. I’ll head outta town.

Send me some cash here, man.

Christ, as if money is all you need?

You’ll need a car and shit. I’ll just come to where you are.

Yeah, I appreciate it.

How’s Jong-do been?

Jong-do is really worried. Saying he made you do him a favor.

Ah, don’t worry about us over here. Just tell me where you are.

I’ll head right over.

Oh, no, no, no. I… I can’t meet up now.

We’ll meet up later.

I got a few things to do. Aren’t Yeongdeungpo guys on your tail?

Other things are important right now, okay?

Don’t take it out on me.

Let’s meet up about 9:00.

Okay, sure.

Text you a place, okay?

All right. Be careful out there.

Know this number now, right?

Yeah, got it. See you later.

[wistful music playing]

Where are you, little sis?


[music fades]

[opening theme music playing]


[Won-seok] Ah, good work, everyone. Can I go in?

[man 1] Okay, go ahead.

[Won-seok] I’m with Team Three.

[siren wailing]

[indistinct chattering]

[Won-seok] Wow, jeez.

[indistinct chattering]


Oh, hello.

I’ll bring that in, Detective. Thanks.

Oh, no, it’s okay. Is the Team Captain here?

Yeah, she’s right back there. Go ahead.



Hi, Miss Choi. Thanks for your hard work. [chuckles]

Ah, thanks.

Here. Some of those… [chuckles] …cases you asked for.

I’m grateful, Detective.

Kang Won-seok, miss.

I’m grateful, Kang Won-seok.

You know, we could’ve reviewed this for you.

Ah, our team prefers to inspect these

since we’re familiar with parasite-type cases.

Ah, that’s true.

Anything more, then, before you go?

Ah, right.

Uh… [clears throat] I’m actually… You see, I’m…

[clears throat]


I’m such a big fan.


You’re the top profiler in Korea, and you train all our best units.


Would you…

Do you mind si… signing the book for me, Miss Choi?


Amazing! I appreciate this! Wow!

Thanks a lot.

I mean, you’re the best.

You could be a professor and take it easy, but you do fieldwork instead.

Seems so honorable.

It’s nothing.

It’s my goal to create a more secure world.

Ah, trying to guard humanity. Cool.

So, uh, how does someone get put on this team?


You know, I wanna do something to make a more secure world for everybody.


Uh, well,

if you actively cooperate here

and can help us track down some of the parasites,

I might… say something to headquarters for you.

You mean it? Thanks, Miss Choi!

And any way I can help you, no matter how small,

uh, please call me, and I can rush over.

Here. My card.


Mmm. Great.

Ah, hmm. See you. Thanks.


And, uh, for humankind… Go, Team Grey.

Mmm. [chuckles]

Right, I’ll…


[keyboard clacking]

[unsettling music playing]


[music fades]

[scanner beeping]

5,500 won.

Okay, can you print a receipt? I can get reimbursed for it.

It’s you. Hi.

Could we, uh, have a chat?

In 15 minutes.

I’ll sit out back until then.

Coffee’s on me.



[pensive music playing]

[man 2] They say she’s unharmed, except she’s been in a coma.

[man 1] And her clothes were soaked in her own blood too.

I was about to die out there,

and then, instead of me, he died?

[Su-in] Detective?


[Su-in] What brings you here?

What do you mean? To see you, that’s all.

Is that so? A surprise visit, then?

[can opens]

Surprise? No.

I was in the area anyway, so…

[Su-in sniffles]

Uh, wait, let me… I’ll grab it.

Oh? Uh…

It’s a gray hair here.

No, I don’t have any…

[Su-in] Hey, that’s not a gray hair.

Guess I’m wrong.


Everything good?


I’m all right.

Same as always, I suppose.

Great, good.

And you can always call me if you need to, okay?

Promise? You’ll call?


[Su-in sighs]

[high-pitched ringing]

[unsettling music playing]

You know that boy?

I don’t. No.

So how are your wife and son?

Uh, in the Philippines still.

Seems he keeps working hard in school.

Jeez, it’s some time now.

Years. I get so bored most days.

So, you, uh, you better call me soon. We’ll grab dinner, just the two of us.


Anything at all, just call. All right?

It means so much, really.

It means so much, huh? Well, I guess that’s my cue to scram.

Nice seeing ya.

Hey, I didn’t tell you to go!

No, no, I’m going. Oh, almost forgot.

For you.

[wistful music playing]

What is this?

A present.

Stay strong.

But don’t work too hard, okay?

[Su-in] Take care, Detective.


[music fades]

[unsettling music playing]


[music fades]

[unsettling music playing]

The pastor is anxious to talk with you.

Get in the vehicle.

[skin squelching]

[gasps softly]

I do not want trouble with our kin with so many humans nearby.

Get in quickly.

What are you weirdos up to now?

[lip smacks]

You see, we need kin with strong abilities.

Once the host’s brain is eaten, we must then advance our talents

in order to live on.

I told the pastor you imitate the countenance of earthlings well.

Because of that, he will meet you.

That is why you are here.

[unsettling music playing]


The mutant’s here?

Oh shit, I told her not to go near the monsters.

Man, she just doesn’t listen.

[door sliding closed]

The fuck?

[phone buzzes]


[keyboard clacking]


[unsettling music continues]

[music fades]

We are all gathered, so we shall begin.

[unsettling music playing]

One of our kin, who escaped to join us,

had this dire message.

[device beeps]

[male parasite] I have learned of a police organization

that is actively hunting down our kin.

And one of our kin has been captured alive

and held by that same police squad.

They are torturing him and using him

to hunt down and execute the rest of our kin.

It is only a matter of time

before that woman discovers our kin and destroys us all.

If we kin are to survive, a plan is necessary.

Without one, I have no doubt that woman

will proceed to track us

and show no hesitation to kill us all.


[gasps softly]

Not long ago, our kin appeared on Earth with one goal in mind.

[music fades]

Take over human brains.

Take over and proceed to eat all humankind.

We kin are all born

with that simple, driving instinct.

Yet, unfortunately, one of us began to act on that simple instinct

as he took control in a place people had gathered

and brought these hunters down on us.

His true form was exposed to countless people at that time.

And because of this,

the human’s research into us has proceeded quite rapidly.

We were not given a chance to examine our own existence,

as they chose to conduct their research.

They chased us

and took our own kin hostage to use as an agent of our extermination.

I have learned

they have come to our city to continue their slaughter.

[unsettling music playing]



[music intensifies]



[unsettling music continues]

Although humans are weaker in some ways,

we have no choice except to depend on humans

as we subsist on their bodies.

Yet, I’m certain

our genesis can be traced directly, without doubt, to those same exact humans.

We now know humans are actually very much like us.

They also feed on something.

A great force called “the organization” is what feeds them all.

This organization is intangible,

yet they sacrifice themselves for it as they parasitize it.

They do things we cannot understand

that are unrelated to the human’s own survival

and that serve to further this sole ambition.

That is why the stronger combatants in the contest between us

are the humans.

Since we cannot reproduce to ensure our continued existence,

we are now compelled to construct a diametric cooperative.

Thusly, we have to combine all our singular talents

to enhance that organization.

This strategy is the only option

to ensure the continued existence of our kin,

or we will be exterminated.

[unsettling music playing]

[glass crackling]


[music fades]

[breathing shakily]

[unsettling music playing]

[breathing shakily]


[stifled crying]

[crying, whimpering]



[breathing shakily]

[Kang-woo] Die! Die!

Die! Die!





We have been discovered just now.

Go kill the human using the skills we have been honing.

Do it now. Spare no haste.

Go forth and slay him.

[unsettling music playing]

[tense music playing]


[panicked whimpering]

[gasps, grunts]

[music fades]

Enough already, okay? We’re both exhausted.

Hey! Get in the car! If we stay here, we’re all gonna die!

What the hell is this?

Turn around!

Bastard. Are you nuts?

[Kang-woo] Run!

[gang man 2] Hold him down.

Just listen!

Let go! Hey, we gotta run! Run! Hey!

[unsettling music playing]

Those guys are monsters.

Hey there, folks. Why don’t you guys go? This isn’t any business of yours.

These men are trespassers.

What the hell is she saying?

I said you should go!

In any case, I think we must now destroy them all.


Hey, old guy.

You must have good life insurance, huh?

I said…

Oh shit!

[gang man 3] What is that?

Wh… what is that?

What is that?

Let’s get ’em.


[gang man 4] What the fu…

[tense music playing]



[both grunt]

[labored breathing]

Ah shit.

[Kang-woo breathing heavily]

[panicked gasping]

What? You’re the trespasser?

The gas station?

Huh? Tell me! Where?

[Su-in] What?

Not that way. Here. This way. Go!

[both panting]

[tense music playing]

A human escaped us.

I will take care of this.

These humans can go to the pantry.

[music intensifies]


[automated voice] The person you have called is currently unavailable.

Please try again later.

[disconnect tone]

Why won’t he pick up the phone?

[Kang-woo panting]

[Su-in coughing]



Kyu-min! Give it to me! Give me the car key! The key!

The car key?

The key!

Hey, wait. I…

Get in!


[Kyu-min] Kang-woo, what’s going on?

Fuck, man. Not right now.

And who the hell is this girl?

Kang-woo, what just happened? Was it Yeongdeungpo guys?


Call the cops, okay?

The cops? No, wait. What happened, dude?


Whoa, whoa, whoa! What are you doing?

[Su-in gasps]

You can’t do that! Don’t you call the fucking cops right now!

Did the guys from Yeongdeungpo try to kill you?

All those assholes are toast! Shit!

Hey, how’d they know where I was, huh?

Who ratted to ’em?

[tense music playing]


[tires squealing]

Die, bastard!


[Kyu-min] Die!

[blows thudding]

[bones cracking]


Son of a bitch!

[both grunting]

[tires squealing]

[Su-in panting]

[high-pitched ringing]

They’re on us!

[ominous music playing]

[music intensifies]

[tires squealing]

[Kang-woo] Your turn! Hurry up and do something!

I said do something!

[tense music playing]


Ah shit, man.

[engine accelerating]

[glass shattering]

[steam hissing]

[eerie music playing]

[tense music playing]

[steam hissing]

[metal clattering]

[Kang-woo breathing nervously]

[solemn music playing]

Kyu-min. Kyu-min.

Kyu-min, Kyu-min, wake up. Hey.

[labored gasp, coughs]



Think you can get out?

We gotta go.

Those stupid Yeongdeungpo guys tricked you, man, huh?

[metal clattering]

[Kyu-min] You’re wrong.

It wasn’t them at all.

Jong-do told me that you had to die.

[Kang-woo] Hey. That’s bullshit, man.

No, he made a deal to kill you

just to make peace with those guys.

Hyung, you gotta keep your head on straight, man.


Oh, goddamnit. Why is everyone screwing around?



[growls] Let go!


Then you are not of our kin?

So what are you?

Have you fused with the human?

Then you are a threat to my kin.

I must tell the pastor of this.

I see your combat abilities are very poor.

You focused instead on a complex skill like flying.

A terrible pity.

Now, you

choose to work against us all.

I can see

you are…

a scourge on us.


Let go!

I said let go!

Let go, you bastard! Let go!

I can’t die! Damn it!

I wanna live, you asshole!


[metal clattering]


[metal clattering]


[dramatic music playing]

[Kang-woo grunts in distance]

[Kang woo groans] What are you doing?

You trying to die? Huh?

Grab my hand! Grab my hand!


[grunts] Ah shit!

I can’t reach! [grunts]

Grab on to me! Hurry!

[both grunting]

[Su-in shrieks]



[Kang-woo grunts]

[Kang-woo retching]

She is utterly helpless, the one inside.

[retching continues]

[retching, gasping]


[crying softly]


[sighs] “In order to kill the market clerk,

it looks like Lee Kyung-chun, 43, with two priors for violent acts…”

“In the end, the suspect died of unknown trauma.”

“His plan to kill the clerk ultimately failed.” Huh.



So she’s a parasite.

Jeong Su-in.

[dramatic music playing]

[music fades]


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