The First Responders Season 2 Episode 2 premiered on August 5, 2023, with a total runtime of 60 minutes. It is a new thriller K-drama series directed by Shin Kyung-soo and written by Min Ji-eun. The series (소방서 옆 경찰서) stars Kim Rae-won as Jin Ho-gae, Son Ho-jun as Bong Do-jin, and Gong Seung-yeon as Song Seol. The supporting and recurring cast includes Jung Jin-woo, Lee Jung-hu, Ji Woo, Jung Sang-hoon, Kang Gi-doong, Son Ji-yoon, Woo Mi-hwa, Seo Hyun-chul, Lee Hwa-jung, Jo Seung-yeon, Seo Jae-kyu, Lee Do-yub, Jo Hee-bong, Jeon Kuk-Hwan and more.
The second season premiered on SBS TV on August 4, 2023, and airs every Friday and Saturday at 10 pm KST, while the first season premiered on November 12, 2022, with a total of 12 episodes. The First Responders Season 2 takes over SBS’s Friday-Saturday 10 PM KST timeslot previously occupied by Revenant.
-The First Responders Season 2 Episode 2 Recap Contains Spoilers-
The second episode picks up from where the first one ended. Song Seol, along with a civilian, gets trapped under the rubble of the building. As she looks around, she discovers that the civilian is injured and needs immediate assistance. Upon looking closer, she concludes that she needs to perform a procedure immediately to save his life. Without a second thought, she helps him out by making a small incision in his leg.
However, the oxygen in the room starts to decrease every second. The firefighters on the outside also have a difficult time entering the building because of the high levels of LPG gas that have leaked inside the room. The main coordinator decides to stop the rescue mission because it will lead to the deaths of many other rescuers.
Nevertheless, Dokko figures out a way to save Song Seol without any danger. She asks the firefighters to release high-pressure oxygen inside the room, which will bring out the LPG gas, and make it safe to enter. They all release large amounts of oxygen inside the room, and the LPG levels return to normal.
After the LPG levels go down, the firefighters enter the room. They search around for the two bodies and manage to find the civilian first. They put a lot of effort into searching for Song Seol as well, and they finally rescued her. However, when they put her inside the ambulance, her breathing did not return, which worried everyone around.
On the other hand, Do-jin encounters a few kids who plead with him to save their friend. He immediately goes inside the burning building and starts to look for the child. He finally finds the kid and saves him, but he returns back inside the room when he sees the same star sign that the serial arsonist intentionally puts at the crime scenes. However, he flees from the building and goes to the hospital to meet Song Seol.
However, when they all thought it was over, the fire inside the building erupted again and turned into a huge blast as a result of the pressure. From inside the building, a man starts walking towards the firefighters, but they cannot save his life. Just when Ho-gae tries to find out who the victim is, the episode ends.
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The First Responders Season 2 Episode 2 Review
The second episode of the series contains a lot of suspense and thrilling moments that keep the audience on edge. The rescue missions are shown in detail and thoroughly without leaving behind any loopholes, providing the audience with a fresh and accurate perspective of what happens during dangerous situations. Although a few things are exaggerated to add a dramatic flare, it does not deviate too much from reality. The actors have also done a spectacular job of portraying their respective characters.
The First Responders Season 2 Episode 2 is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
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