Sweet Home 2 has concluded, but its ending left the door open for monsters to evolve as the residents of Green Home continue to follow in a world that has become monstrous. As Hyun-su becomes the bridge between monsters and humans, the other characters soon discover that monsters evolve.
Monsters of a new kind, rebirths and possible cures, a new world order. The end of Sweet Home season 2 leaves viewers with more questions than answers. Hyun-su is now just a part of the narrative that has become broader and more complex. What happened to him in Sweet Home 2 then? A few days ago, Song Kang, the actor who plays Hyun-su, said that season 2 was his last project with his mandatory enlistment, but what really happened to his character in this season?
In the last episode of season 1, Hyun-su was kidnapped by Ui-myeong while being captured by law enforcement. At the start of season 2, it becomes clear that Hyun-su’s goal is to help the world understand monsters but also find a cure for the epidemic. With his power to control his monstrous side while retaining his humanity, he finds himself facing a dilemma: the young man’s goal is to help find a cure for the epidemic, but Ui-myeong’s goal is to contaminate more humans to help them “evolve.”.
It is during a test that he discovers a new power: while a bloodthirsty monster attacks him, a connection is made between the two, and Hyun-su accesses the dreams of the former human, understanding what desires pushed him to give in to the transformation.
Hyun-su will not be able to develop this new capacity; after the bombings orchestrated by the government, the laboratory was destroyed and abandoned. Amidst the chaos, Ui-myeong, still alive, attacks everyone who is still there and frees many monsters from their cells. Seeking to stop him to protect humans, Hyun-su also leaves his prison to fight him.
As he prepares to deliver the final blow, Ui-myeong stabs Hyun-su under his “wing.” The toxic sludge seeps into the young man’s body and begins to decompose Hyun-su’s wing, turning him into an ashen stone. The material quickly spreads all over his body. When Ui-myeong says his parting words, Hyun-su remains inert.
For a moment, what happened to Hyun-su remains unclear until the focus shifts to Eun-yu. Her former friend was ostracized by the residents and is still traumatized by the loss of those close to her. During an expedition outside the stadium, she is saved from several monsters by another creature. Is it Hyun-su? In episode 6 of season 2 of Sweet Home, Eun-yu faces Ah-yi, Yi-kyung’s daughter. Showing her disgust for humans, little Eun-yu pushes her into a hole. This is where the young hero appears to save her.
We are revealed to have survived after Ui-myeong’s attack. A flashback shows him injured as he joins Yi-kyung, who has just given birth to her daughter. The former special forces agent abandons the child rather than exterminate her, and it is the young man who will take care of raising her before Yi-kyung returns. He will do his best to reason with the little girl, who doesn’t understand why humans attack monsters.
When Ah-yi sets the boat on fire after an argument with her mother, Hyun-su goes to save Yi-kyung. Her daughter will end up saving her in an insidious way, transforming her into a monster. The young man will discover through his dreams that she has always been in agony and will never be able to control her monster. He therefore decides to put an end to his suffering, which leaves him exhausted and depressed.
Finally, when Eun-yu goes to check on him, she discovers that it’s not Hyun-su. His eyes turned blue, indicating that his monstrous side took control to protect the human who needed rest. Hyun-su’s monster took over, supposedly for his own good. Season 2 of Sweet Home leaves viewers with more questions than answers, but the series will return in season 3 in summer 2024 on Netflix to answer these questions.