Kang Ho Dong watched the last episode of “1 Night 2 Days” privately. A source commented, “Kang Ho Dong watched the last episode of ‘1 Night 2 Days’ in private. He didn’t want to get all emotional in front of his family, so he went somewhere else.” The source added that Kang Ho Dong could not help but be gloomy to say goodbye to “1 Night 2 Days Season 1.”
Kang Ho Dong watched the end of “1 Night 2 Days” with mixed emotions, sometimes smiling ever so brightly, and in other times, looking rather sullen. The source said, “When they showed clips of ‘1 Night 2 Days’ five year long journey, Kang Ho Dong ‘cried in his heart.'” When the members of “1 Night 2 Days” talked about funny incidents from past with flashback scenes, Kang Ho Dong smiled as if he was at the scene, partaking in the conversation. In these flashback scenes, viewers could see MC Mong and Kim C as well.
This source also told that particular scenes like Kang Ho Dong’s funny sit ups and Lee Soo Geun‘s failed attempt at Jegichagi (shuttlecock kicking) put a big smile on Kang Ho Dong’s face. Kang Ho Dong told another source after the last episode of “1 Night 2 Days” ended, “Although I wasn’t shown in the screen with them, I was there with them in spirit. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there as the ‘big brother,’ and very grateful to have my ‘1 Night 2 Days’ members and fans who have given me so much love and trust.”
The first season of “1 Night 2 Days” officially ended when the last episode aired on February 26 and the second season will start to air on March 4. In the last episode of “1 Night 2 Days” season one, the members looked back at their five years together in tears. Each member expressed that “1 Night 2 Days” have changed their lives and what a leading figure Kang Ho Dong was on and off the show. Viewers and fans also had time to reminisce about Kang Ho Dong and the void he left. One fan commented, “The void of Kang Ho Dong was even more apparent in this very last episode. We all miss him so much.”
“1 Night 2 Days” first aired on Auguest 5, 2007 and lasted four years and six months as one of Korea’s ultimate favorite weekend variety shows. Lee Seung Gi, Eun Ji Won, and Na Young Suk producer will no longer be with “1 Night 2 Days” and its fans, but Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Soo Guen, and Kim Jong Min will remain to lead the second season of the show. In the second season of “1 Night 2 Days,” Cha Tae Hyun, Sung Shi Kyung, Joo Won, and Kim Seung Woo will join the three remaining members.