Considering that we will have a new Family Outing episode this coming Sunday, the announcement of the guest family member has certainly took longer than usual. And it was not like SBS had any choice since they had to show the preview yesterday. The guest family member for episode 58, 59 will be actress Song Ji Hyo (Goong), who has never appeared in any variety shows prior to this and will be her first. Considering the struggles that Park Hae Jin, Park Shi Yeon are going through and what Kim Min Joon contributed (little) in the last, I am not sure what do I make of this. But at least, it’s an actress and surely it’s eye candy for male viewers.The recording of this episode took place earlier this month between 13 – 14th July, and had deviated from the normal filming schedule. Usually, they take a week’s break after filming an episode (Kim Min Joon, Ji Sang Ryul) for the week, but they filmed the Song Ji Hyo episode in the following week. The filming took place in Jeollabuk-do, south-west of the Korean peninsular and the sudden visit of Song Ji Hyo (27), who has not appeared in public since her movie, A Frozen Flower in 2008, caused a big reaction among Family Outing members. And for the record, Big Bang’s Daesung who missed the Kim Min Joon episode last time around, makes his return for this episode.
In one of the segments to coincide with the ghost month, the Family Outing members had to enter a haunted house and it felt like a pretty terrifying night for them all. Song Ji Hyo was not 1 of them though as she took on the pains to dress herself up as a ghost to scare the family members, hiding in a corner for almost 5 hours. But in the end, no one was freaked out by Song Ji Hyo as she ended up feeling dead tired. Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Jong Shin also became “ghosts” for the night as well.