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Return of Iljimae: Episode 11
by | March 8, 2009 | 31 Comments

What a great episode.

It hit all the right elements — humor, pathos, sadness, hope, and oh yeah, action. (Was that a cool fight scene or what?)

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EPISODE 11: “Moonlight fight”

At the mention of her son, Baek-mae’s initial stunned silence gives way to cynicism; she flatly denies the truth even as Gu Ja-myung’s recites her past, of how she was forced to give up her baby. To convince her, Gu tells her how her son wasn’t reared gently but left out to die in the cold. Luckily, he was rescued and grew up with the name Iljimae; also, Gu may have found him.

Baek-mae reacts with a mix of hope and despair — how can she be sure that he’s found the right person, that Iljimae is her son? When Gu Ja-myung recites the poem she had left with the baby, she finally believes him, although she is overwhelmed with guilt at the thought that she had been wrong all these years, thinking her son was given a safe and comfortable upbringing.

I love this shot of Soo-ryun below as she stays at a respectful distance; it’s all in the eyes. She overhears as Gu agrees to Baek-mae’s request to arrange a meeting with her son, and then looks on in stricken silence when Gu adds, “And when I bring Ilijmae to you, I would like to become his father.”

The admission takes Baek-mae by surprise; he continues, “Let me care for you and Iljimae.” Baek-mae thinks he’s pitying her, finding it difficult to believe he has harbored feelings over 20 years. Gu assures her that he’s in earnest: “I may have just seen you once twenty years ago, but in these twenty years, not a day went by that I did not think of you.”

Baek-mae answers pessimistically that it’s too late now, since she’s fallen so low — she doesn’t want to fool herself into thinking happiness exists when it doesn’t. Gu replies, “Happiness isn’t gone, it’s hanging on right here.”

He asks for an answer before he leaves. Baek-mae asks for time to think while he finds her son. When she has made up her mind, she will send word.

Back in Hanyang, Iljimae kicks off his career in noble thievery, and I mean “noble” in both senses of the word. Targeting corrupt noblemen and government officials, Iljimae sneaks into their homes at night and steals their ill-gotten gains.

Nobody knows who is behind the robberies, as the only marker of the thief’s activities is the golden plum blossom stalk he leaves behind as his calling card.

Bae Sun-dal worries that the defeat of the two largest band of bandits means that Iljimae will go into hiding or retirement, and worries that his Iljimae Jeon (chronicle of Iljimae) is over.

However, Cha-dol bursts in excitedly, bearing promising news of a new thief who is just coming to light — one who only robs from the immoral rich and leaves behind a golden plum branch. It must be Iljimae!

This following series of scenes depicts the plight of the downtrodden and poor, such as families who can’t afford to buy food or medicine, or to pay the proper filial respects to their deceased ancestors.

Iljimae sees their struggles and anonymously leaves a string of money and a golden plum branch outside each household, which they discover joyously. Word spreads that their unseen benefactor is the generous Iljimae (whom they all refer to as “Iljimae-nim” as a term of respect).

It’s a familiar sequence that I’ve also seen in other dramas — for instance, Hong Gil Dong had a very similar montage, and I’m pretty sure there was something of the sort in Strongest Chil Woo as well. But for whatever reason, the one here is done very well, in a very touching way

Learning of Iljimae’s signature plum blossom, Minister Kim is infuriated to hear that it’s likely Iljimae’s gold came from his own stolen stash, and nearly pops a gasket.

With Iljimae’s legend growing by the day, even Wang Hweng-bo is jealous of his popularity. He and the former Bongsuni leader have been reduced to hiding in rented rooms to stay out of trouble, and this leaves Wang Hweng-bo restless and bored. He ventures out on a reconnaissance mission, and his thieving instincts can’t pass up an opportunity to hit an easy mark — a man carrying a large pouch of money.

This chase scene may be a little frivolous, but it’s amusing — it’s like one of those mildly funny jokes that gets funnier the longer it goes on because it grows increasingly absurd. Wang Hweng-bo snatches the bag of money, and the victim doggedly chases him through town. Wang Hweng-bo is run ragged, and so frustrated at the man’s persistence that he confronts him in exasperation and forces the victim to pinky-swear (LOL) to stop following him.

The man continues chasing anyway, and Wang Hweng-bo wails that the guy broke his promise, and staggers back to safety in exhaustion. (Was it me, or was there a 놈놈놈 joke in there, too? That is to say, I think Wang makes a reference to The Good, The Bad, The Weird.)

When Wol-hee refers to Keol-chi as her father-in-law, he tells her that just because she and Iljimae live together doesn’t mean they’re married. Also, he speaks from experience when he cautions that Iljimae is a guy who might disappear at any moment.

This doesn’t seem to have really bothered Wol-hee before, but now that she thinks about it, he has a point. Without being married, she has no guarantee of Iljimae’s commitment to staying with her, and this starts to weigh on her mind.

Therefore, she’s in a touchy mood at dinner, muttering that Keol-chi ought to contribute to household expenses — and when Keol-chi says, “What about being your father-in-law?” she repeats his words back to him that he’s no father-in-law since she and Iljimae aren’t married.

At the word “marriage,” Iljimae chokes on his food, eyes looking around in alarm. (It is hilarious.) Keol-chi counters that they have no money to pay for expenses, so Wol-hee puts them both to work to earn their keep.

Wol-hee assigns them both to handling chores such as dishes, laundry, and grocery shopping.

As the men do the dishes, Iljimae wonders if he really ought to marry Wol-hee. Keol-chi wisely says that Wol-hee’s acting like this because she feels uncertain — Iljimae is all she has, and what will happen if he just up and leaves her one day?

Next they go shopping in the marketplace, where she looks over their purchases. (She goes for a strict demeanor but it’s obvious she’s actually enjoying herself — Wol-hee’s not actually angry; she’s just taking a little bit of control over the situation, which is why I think it’s cute and not annoying.)

It’s here that they witness a ruthless loan shark, Shim Chan-kyu, threatening a merchant with his debt.

The merchant begs for mercy, but Shim orders his men to beat up the man anyway. To give an idea of how unscrupulous he is, the man has borrowed a modest 30 nyang, but the interest is so outrageous that the amount has ballooned to a ridiculous 300 nyang.

The encounter with the loan shark provides Iljimae with his next target, so he sneaks out that night (as he does every night) to go on his next raid. He slips by a sleeping Keol-chi, but finds Wol-hee standing in the courtyard.

She’s in a despondent mood, and wonders sadly how they can keep living together when he sneaks out every night. Taking in her sadness, Iljimae thinks for a long moment, then says tentatively, “Wol-hee… let’s fix a date and get married.”

She doesn’t respond immediately, so he asks nervously if she doesn’t want to marry him. She hurriedly retorts, “Who said I didn’t want to?” and says she’ll think about it.

Heading to the home of the loan shark Shim Chan-kyu, Iljimae finds trunks of gold and riches, all earned through deceptive means, and a stack of papers — promissory notes for Shim’s debtors.

Shim awakens to see the golden plum branch, and it looks like he’s heard your comments, because he’s more than happy to have been given a valuable gold item. On the other hand, the one plum branch hardly compensates for the trunks of valuables that Iljimae takes. Worse yet are the debt bonds that Iljimae burns right in front of Shim.

Shim protests, but Iljimae threatens to twist Shim’s neck and not just his arm if he continues with his usury. Shim fearfully agrees to stop.

Iljimae slips out of the house, but Shim isn’t about to let him go so easily. He summons all his men, including a specially hired fighter (Warrior Seo), a large, burly soldier whose weapon of choice is a massive blade called a “wal-do” (moon knife).

Warrior Seo catches up to Iljimae, and the two face off a clash of swords.

Bae Sun-dal and Cha-dol, as usual, have followed Iljimae in hopes of witnessing more of his heroic acts. They ooh and ahh as the two warriors go at each other with their blades, leaping through the air as they strike and parry.

However, Bae and Cha-dol start worrying that Iljimae isn’t dominating the fight as much as they’ve come to expect of him. He holds his own, blocking each forceful strike of the wal-do, but he doesn’t seem to be doing much damage in return. Cha-dol frets — does this mean Iljimae is outmatched?

When Iljimae runs away, Cha-dol worries even more that he won’t be able to defeat this guy. Bae speculates that there’s another reason for Iljimae’s actions, and they follow the fight from the courtyard to an outdoor pavilion.

While the first part of this fight was a little stagey (nice, but the wire work could have been better), here the fight gets intense. Bae notices that Warrior Seo is being worn down — all weapons have their weaknesses, and Iljimae is working with his opponent’s. Namely, the wal-do is heavy and unwieldy, and to counter, Iljimae works the warrior in circles, confusing him, hitting and running. The larger man with the heavy blade barely has a chance to react in time and get his bearings.

Let me say, in this whole action sequence, Iljimae is just so cool. He’s barely winded, compared to the warrior, who pants heavily and staggers with exertion. Iljimae leaps head-first off the railing — Seo lumbers after — bringing the fight from the pavilion to the ground below.

By this point, the larger man is having trouble even holding his huge weapon up, much less swinging it with any accuracy. In the end, Iljimae doesn’t even need a weapon to bring Warrior Seo down — he strikes the bigger man in the chest with his bare hand, then jumps up, trapping him against a pillar with a kick. (Sweet!)

Cha-dol and Bae are practically squealing with joy because it’s so damn cool, and, well, so am I.

Armed with fresh news, Cha-dol again tells his story to an eager audience (and again gives himself a little too much credit — Cha-dol blusters that he shouted out advice, “Iljimae sir, remember all weapons have their weaknesses!”).

Now, the following is a scene that I love for all its unspoken messages. Soo-ryun, dressed in a woman’s hanbok rather than the mannish (or at least gender-neutral) damo clothing she usually wears, makes her way across town, stopping to look at a shop selling hair ornaments. She doesn’t buy anything and starts to walk off — then returns to purchase a hairpin.

She arrives at Gu Ja-myung’s house, reluctantly carrying a letter but not handing it over right away. He looks up in surprise from wallpapering a room and asks, “Why are you dressed up like a woman?” She answers, “I’m not dressing AS a woman, I am one.”

Gu laughs, having almost forgotten that fact — he obviously looks at her as trusted subordinate but never as a woman, to her dismay. He’s preparing for Baek-mae’s arrival, and when Soo-ryun reminds him that Baek-mae hasn’t given her answer yet, Gu admits, “If I don’t do something, I don’t think I could bear the wait.”

Soo-ryun hands over the letter, which is from the ginseng village. Immediately, Gu grabs it, knowing this is Baek-mae’s reply, and eagerly reads. The answer strikes him full force with anticipation and joy — Baek-mae has decided to accept his proposal, although her one worry is that Iljimae may not want to meet her. But if he does agree to a reunion, she would like to try a fresh start.

However, Officer Jung-tae brings word of a new robber about town, who steals from corrupt rich people and divides the spoils among the poor. The news has reached the authorities late because none of the victims reported the burglaries (probably because the stolen items were ill-begotten to begin with). Worse yet, the thief’s name is Iljimae.

In another scene I love (this episode has several), Iljimae and Keol-chi assist with the laundry (per their new chores), and the two men help Wol-hee hang clothing to dry. Wol-hee wonders if Iljimae is going to ask whether she’s decided to marry him, so he asks. She answers that she’s thought it over, and decided to agree.

Iljimae smiles a little, but his overall reaction is contained so she repeats, “I said I’d agree.” He smiles wider and nods, saying, “Thank you.”

And yet, Wol-hee’s expecting something a little more… well, more. His reaction is so minor that she’s a little miffed, and turns her attention to the laundry, shaking it out forcefully. Iljimae follows her down the laundry line and asks, “What’s wrong? I said thank you.” Wol-hee wants more of an answer (“Is that all?”).

Now it’s Iljimae’s turn to distract himself with laundry, moving away, and Wol-hee follows him down the line. She crosses to his side, prodding him to say something, so he crosses to the opposite side — and it’s this simple but really, really lovely clothesline choreography that gives this scene a living, moving feel. It’s remarkable how this drama can do that.

Maybe Iljimae doesn’t have more to say because he’s more conflicted than he’s letting on. For all he’s attached to Wol-hee and wants her in his life, there appears to be something holding him back, and he turns to the monk Yeol-gong for some guidance.

The monk tells him that since there are no family-related or political reasons in their case, marriage should be for two people who love each other. Does this mean that Wol-hee has entered his heart? Has he forgotten Dal-yi?

Iljimae looks startled at that question, and replies, “I want to protect Wol-hee. I was weak and couldn’t protect Dal-yi. But Wol-hee…”

But the monk cuts to the chase: “I asked if she’s entered your heart. Is Wol-hee taking Dal-yi’s place, then?” Iljimae doesn’t like that thought: “That’s not it.”

The monk leans in closer and addresses his chest: “Let’s ask it directly. Is the person in there Dal-yi, or Wol-hee?”

A bit nervously, Iljimae asks, “What does it say?”

The monk returns, “Why are you asking me about your heart?”

 
COMMENTS

From reading the comments, it seems some people are following this drama here but not necessarily watching the episodes, which means that there is one huge element missing — the sense of this drama’s music! Which is outstanding. Well, Return of Iljimae isn’t the only drama to ever have good music — A Star’s Lover and Cain and Abel, for instance, both have nice scoring but don’t strike me in the same way. But Return of Iljimae‘s music, like its scenery and cinematography, somehow tap into the emotional vein of the drama and enhance the overall experience.

Take, for instance, the following bit from Episode 6 (I ripped the audio from the episode directly so there are some background sound effects). I don’t know that anyone would be interested in downloading the clip, but here’s the link anyway: [ Download ]

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The reason I particularly liked the scene with Soo-ryun is because the meaning was all there in the structure and content of the scene, but it wasn’t necessarily spelled out in plain words. Soo-ryun, for no explained reason, suddenly appears wearing women’s garb when she’s never done so before. She is distracted by the sight of a pretty hairpin, and although she never wears them, is swayed into buying one. When she arrives bearing the letter for Gu Ja-myung, we realize that she knows she’s carrying Baek-mae’s response, and although she has never made her love for Gu clear, it’s in everything she does — she’s trying one last time to attract his attention as a woman, hoping that he’ll notice her before Baek-mae’s answer overshadows all else.

None of this is stated, of course — but the gesture is that much sadder for its lack of verbalization. Soo-ryun is destined to pine in the background, in silence, and so her last-ditch attempt to win Gu’s attention is in keeping with her character. It’s also futile, but still, she hopes. And I really, really appreciate that this drama trusts its viewership to make this connection on our own rather than hammering in the point.

Same with the clothesline ballet — it’s really refreshing to see the choreography of this scene, with Wol-hee’s and Iljimae’s dancing around the clothesline representing how they’re dancing around the topic of their courtship, never in one place for too long, the balance first tilting in one direction, then sliding back in the other. Because, as with life, relationships aren’t ever static for long. LOVE. This. Scene.

 
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31 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Orchid

    I don’t get to watch this because it’s on MBC. We only get KBS dramas here in Malaysia. :-( And watching on the Internet is for the extremely patient. Downloading takes ages.

  2. Nokcha

    Glad to hear someone is subbing this drama!

  3. Jill4675

    Thanks for another great recap…ep. 11 was an outstanding episode! And the fight scene was amazing! As usual, you have mentioned and appreciated all the lovely scenes in this episode and all the things about the entire drama that are so enjoyable, in particular the music. If, as you say, many people are merely reading here and not actually watching, then they are making a huge mistake. ;)

  4. Jo

    OMG, I absolutley love the music. Its so beautiful. And the violin in episode 5! It renewed my love for it’s sound. People always argue that violins are too squeaky, but listen to that heart wrenching smoothness!
    lovd the recap :)

  5. hjkomo

    Thank you, I’ve been waiting all week for you recap! :D

    “None of this is stated, of course — but the gesture is that much sadder for its lack of verbalization. Soo-ryun is destined to pine in the background, in silence, and so her last-ditch attempt to win Gu’s attention is in keeping with her character. It’s also futile, but still, she hopes. And I really, really appreciate that this drama trusts its viewership to make this connection on our own rather than hammering in the point. ”
    I completely agree! This drama never insults our intelligence, but, instead, feeds into our desire for something more than what other lackluster dramas [fail to] bring…better quality…everything!

    The beautifully made first scene is also such an example…from the camera work, to the music, to direction and acting. I loved how you could really FEEL that Soo Ryun was alone, an outsider looking in on GJM and BM.
    SR pining for GJM -> GJM longing for BM -> BM yearning for Iljimae.

    This drama really makes you FEEL.

    The fight scene was AWESOME.

    And Wol Hee and Iljimae’s playful interactions are always a joy to watch.

    For those of you who are only reading Javabeans’ recaps (as fantastic as they are – thank you!) and not watching the drama itself…
    you are SORELY MISSING OUT. SERIOUSLY! ;)

  6. new-s

    Aaaahhhh…I understand the language in this particular drama is difficult to translate but I really wish the sub crew at Viikii can translate faster or have more help (i.e. BOF’s subs are up immediately w/ so many contributors. I understand ROI isn’t as popular but still…). I’m super thankful they translate in the first place but I just can’t watch beyond episode 7 :( so I’m also not reading recaps.

  7. anonymous

    I completely agree that people who are not watching and living vicariously only through the recaps are missing out. I don’t understand a lick of Korean, but I’m watching the RAWS, translating through facial expressions (which are thankfully very expressive), and am still left completely hanging on the edge after each episode — even without the translations/recaps. I can’t wait for the recaps of the next 3-4 eps, because the storyline is definitely moving along….

    And the music is absolutely, totally, fantastic. The classical instrumental scores remind me quite a bit of some of Jo Hisaishi’s work in the various Hayao Miyazaki films. Very poignant, very memorable, and very appropriate. I find myself humming or whistling the tune throughout the day. :)

    Thanks again for the recaps!

  8. dke

    About time they got to whether he has gotten over his first love or not! Hope Wol-hee doesn’t kill herself or anything like that later, cause so far no one has done anything stupid yet. Crossing fingers!

    Thank you for the summary!

  9. chajjye

    man, i feel like watching this drama now…haha. but no time! :(

  10. 10 Kez

    Hi Javabeans!
    I’ve been hit by this K-Drama fever months ago & I’m SO glad I found your site! I have been checking it for my daily dose of anything Korean :) I find your thoughts on each episode very insightful. You rock!
    I LOVE this drama! I usually watch it first before reading your post.
    I watched Ep. 12 already on viikii.net with only some parts subbed in English. I didn’t understand most of it of course. I’m looking forward to your recap on this episode!
    :)

  11. 11 chajjye

    but there isn’t eng subtitles. gah……

  12. 12 Annie101

    this drama is getting so much more beautiful and cool per episode. and the kick was damn cool! jung il woo was practically doing splits in the air!!

  13. 13 Beng

    i’m sooo loving this drama. I just hope and pray it will have a happy ending. I will not accept even an implied death. please, please, please, mr. producers…. Otherwise, you won’t be able to sell it here in the Philippines, hahahaha. Joke of course.

    Thanks for the recap. They’re so vivid that i felt like i’m watching it.

  14. 14 Sorrowmask

    I want to download the drama as well but it is only available with Eng sub in online stream.. :( and in my country, we only have KBS world in the cable channel.
    So even i know i miss a really good drama, i can’t help it because no subbing fangroup does it. But your recapped summary is really nice to read and follow. It is such a pity thou.

  15. 15 cosmopolite

    I’m so sorrrrrrry!

    I’m one of those reading but ain’t watching people. I just don’t have the time :(

    But honest to god I’m falling in love with this show just from your recaps. Maybe one day I’ll do a marathon :)

  16. 16 jongmin

    i really appreciate your recaps.. i’m a second generation korean and am not exactly fluent in my own tongue (sad i know). the old language is a bit hard to follow at times for me and your recaps help fill in the gaps thank you very much ^_^

  17. 17 maria

    thankis for the recaps! it comes out even before the engsubs, so you’re a godsend!

  18. 18 bspanda

    Another Javabean recap that has turned into a ‘must get my hands on kdrama’! Lovin’ it! At the moment am still d/l the raws (curse my net speed!) and since there is no subs (i think a fansubbing group is subbing – woohooo) am relying on Javabeans-recap-subtitles. Having watched parts of Ep 1, can truly understand how you said this series is beautiful.

    Thanks again for the ‘subs’ Javabeans!

    BTW does anyone know where to get a copy of the OST? can’t seem to find a full ver anywhere…

  19. 19 Sere

    Ahhh, so I was right: no subbing group picked this up. ACK! I know this drama can be seen online, but it’s just not an option for me. WOE!

  20. 20 Devi

    OMG, I’m seriously so in love with this drama. And I totally agree with you that the people who aren’t watching the drama and only reading your recaps are totally missing out. All those little moments that are put into the show are so special. Can’t wait for the next one!

  21. 21 new-s

    Yeah, there just isn’t enough subbing for this drama!!!

    Btw, if you want to help translate, here’s the link ;)
    http://www.viikii.net/channels/goto/ReturnofIljimae

    If I was Korean, I would be translating this drama for everyone :)

  22. 22 HyeIn

    “…it seems some people are following this drama here but not necessarily watching the episodes…”
    Ah, you caught me. Haha ^_^;
    I’m going to watch the drama as soon as I can :]
    I just can’t ever find any time… -____-;
    thanks for recapping in the meanwhile.
    [btw I just read your recaps for BBF too because ... it's too painful to watch the drama(I can't stand the bad music and the mediocre acting...)]
    :D – hyein

  23. 23 doris p

    been loving this series and watching this even without subs….just love the actions scenes from it and I must say Jung Il Woo is doing a great job, that is if he’s not using a double(??) anyways, still love the action scenes……a million thanks for your recaps can now enjoy my ROI till this episode……will await your next recaps!

  24. 24 Jen

    I love this drama, but it’s one of those dramas that you watch when you know you can devote time to it. I haven’t had time lately, but I will eventually catch up!

  25. 25 Pomato

    Thanks for the recap! I’m too impatient to wait for subs and my knowledge of Korean is too basic to fully understand all of the details of this drama…

    The music is gorgeous, and I really hope that they will release an OST of the more instrumental music rather than just the modern stuff (which I’m not so much a fan of). It’s really unlikely, but… *crosses fingers*

    I’m really curious on what your opinion will be of Wol-hee and Iljimae’s changing relationship in the next few episodes. It’s amazing how subtle this drama is and yet somehow it still makes me excited to see the next episode.

  26. 26 Mosh

    Now I’m getting a sense that Iljimae might not love Wol-hee as much as I thought, or that there is something holding him back. I’m getting worried, cuz I sooo want them to end up together (which they probably will) and they have a lot of cute moments together. She’s pretty different from Dal, but I was worried from the start that Iljimae might not be able to fully love Wol-hee for Wol-hee, and that the issue of Dal and her death might get in the way or their relationship. After all, it played a big part in moulding Iljimae to the person he is now.
    The ending scene with the Monk pretty much backed up my assumptions. It was the proper first time that Iljimae became so openly confused about his love for Dal and his ‘love’ for Wol-hee…

    I think he wants to get married or stay by Wol-hee’s side because he can protect her now, something that he couldn’t do with Dal, therefore she died… it might be his concience (maybe not quite the right word but ahh well) or something like that..?

    Ahhh. I dunno, gonna have to see how it goes. Still Jung Il Woo <3

  27. 27 ichigopan

    Wang Heng Bu says while being chased by the guy he stole from, “I haven’t ran side ways in a while, my pelvis is hurting.” I busted out laughing. LOL.

  28. 28 sue

    i am SO glad i started watching this show! hope to catch up to you soon!

    oh, i thought of 놈놈놈 during the wang hwengbo chase scene too, haha.

    also loved how cha-dol came running in shouting “big news! big news!” in english.

  29. 29 sue

    OH! one last thing, i also LOVED the scene with sooryeon-ee dressed in girls’ clothing and how gu jamyoung was HUMMING while putting up his new wallpaper. how adorably cute was that? and later when the other officer came to tell him the bad news gu was in such a good mood (from getting a yes from baekmae) that he.. made a joke/tried to be funny. LOL. he was in his own little world~

  30. 30 hAil3Y

    hahah i’m reading the recaps but not watching! :D

  31. 31 NewKDramaAddict

    Marry me, Iljimae! The woldo fight with Warrior Seo and Iljimae was very entertaining. I really enjoyed the fighting. I guess I just have not watched enough historical dramas with a lot of wire work so I miss the flaws. The play between Iljimae and Wol-Hee was cute. Was she waiting for him to tell her he loves her??!! The monk was on point and was exactly what I wondered. Whether his affection for Wol-Hee stemmed more from Dal-yi or Wol-Hee? Good episode!!

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