Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 18
by | November 25, 2009 | 70 Comments

Love is in the air! To prove it, Hyun-soo will kiss Jung-in… if it kills him. Haha! So as not to give away any spoilers, let’s just say that he makes a lot of kissy faces in this episode.

The relationship between Jung-in and Hyun-soo develops very quickly and sweetly because of their heart-on-your-sleeve honesty… and thankfully there’s lots of cringeworthy hilarity to keep it from getting too saccharine!

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Norah Jones – “Those Sweet Words.” I couldn’t get this song out of my head while writing this recap. It seemed so apt for the heartfelt moments between Hyun-soo and Jung-in… plus, Norah Jones’s voice is liquid love. [ Download ]

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EPISODE 18

Holding hands, Hyun-soo and Jung-in walk along the romantically-lit street. Realizing that they’d forgotten to pay for the food, they head back to the restaurant. On the way, Jung-in stops him at the place where they’d hugged and says, “Let’s kiss to commemorate this moment.” She puckers up expectantly, but he hits her on the forehead and tells her not to bring up kissing again until he initiates.

Noticing that neither Jung-in nor Hyun-soo have come home yet, Geum-ja is about to check in on his whereabouts, but Sang-hoon stops her from dialing. Her tells her that her (s)mothering ways are the reason why Hyun-soo doesn’t have a girlfriend yet. He says she needn’t worry about Jung-in; without saying who it is, he says Hyun-soo has a one-sided crush on a college classmate. From upstairs, Jung-kyung overhears wistfully.

Ah, the happy couple. They go window-shopping and look at Christmas decorations. Jung-in picks up an angel, saying it looks similar to the statue her grandfather had commissioned when she was born.

Hyun-soo picks out his decoration: a frog.

As they walk home, Jung-in declares their first date a total success—though she admits she is a little disappointed. Hyun-soo knows she’s referring to the fact that there was no commemorative kiss, and he feels the pressure to perform.

He takes her to the pagoda near the house to rest their legs. It’s cold enough that when he sighs, you can see his breath, but he unbuttons his collar and says it’s hot. His statement obviously makes no sense, so he corrects himself, “I mean… compared to yesterday.” LOL.

He leans in, but she bends down at that moment to massage her legs. He awkwardly bobs about a bit trying to angle his way into a kiss, but he can’t find the right position or timing.

Jung-in asks what his first impression of her was, but trails off mid-sentence, recalling their first encounters—when she had gone to his grandfather’s house in a shredded wedding dress, and later got drunk and threw up on the bed:

Jung-in: It would have been nice if I’d looked prettier when we met. I shouldn’t have asked. Please don’t remember it. Oppa… for your part, can it work with someone like me? Can I like you?

Sensing her vulnerability, he admits that his first impression wasn’t the best, but he considers himself fortunate to have met her. He even says he’s always liked frogs and used to catch them with his bare hands as a kid: “It must have been so I could meet you.”

“Jung-in,” he continues, “I’m sorry that when we first met, I wasn’t able to see you for who you are.” He wipes her tears away, then gulps, preparing once more for The Kiss.

The strings play softly. She inches forward—

And grabs him in a hug, crying, “Oppa… Oppa!” He can’t help but laugh. (Macho FAIL.)

They walk hand-in-hand until they get to the house. She lets go and looks warily at the house. Drawing her finger along her throat for emphasis, she tells Hyun-soo that if Geum-ja sees them going in together, she’s dead.

Ever so forthright, Hyun-soo wants to tell Geum-ja that they’re dating, but Jung-in says she’s worried about what will happen between their families if they find out. With an apologetic tone, she asks Hyun-soo to give it some time before they tell their families—so that the families have time to get closer and she has some time to win Geum-ja over.

There are two people in particular they need to be wary of: Geum-ja, whose suspicions have already been roused, and Sung-joon, who’s liable to try to pull something crazy if he finds out they really are dating.

HAHA. This image captures the scene perfectly:

  • Jung-in tries to be the sweet, meek daughter[-in-law]
  • Feigning ignorance, Sung-joon drops hints right and left that Jung-in would be a catch for “some lucky guy”
  • Geum-ja scoffs at the idea
  • Joo-hee is cluelessly in her own world.

Trying to score points with Geum-ja, Jung-in lets slip the fact that Sung-joon has been sleeping in Hyun-soo’s bed, and Hyun-soo on the floor. She suggests that they put the mattress on the floor for Hyun-soo, and Sung-joon can sleep on the bed platform.

Geum-ja leaps into action. Hyun-soo insists that he’s fine on the floor, but he’s obviously pleased to hear it was Jung-in’s suggestion. To get Geum-ja off the scent, he noisily complains that Jung-in is always causing a ruckus, like a frog.

Geum-ja is overjoyed at this unfavorable comparison, not realizing it’s actually a term of endearment.

Sung-joon tries to take Jung-in’s mattress, feeling shortchanged that Jung-in is looking out for “Hyun-soo oppa” instead of her blood-related oppa. Jung-kyung is fed up with the both of them, so Sung-joon leaves, offended that neither of his little sisters will take him seriously.

He goes to Ji-soo’s place and vents his frustrations to a very unwilling ear; Ji-soo is busy preparing for the restaurant opening, and not in the mood to entertain her intruder/guest.

He tells her he’s going to wash up at her place and says slyly, “Watch yourself so that you don’t come in.”

Disgusted, Ji-soo balks, “Huh?”

“Into my heart,” he says.

(Hahaha. He is so clueless and cheesy. It’s hilarious to watch him thinking he has the upper hand, while we know she could probably crush him with her pinky finger.)

As if they’re not in the same house at the same time, Hyun-soo and Jung-in are having a lovey-dovey phone call, right down to “You hang up first” and “I miss you already.” After hanging up, Hyun-soo runs upstairs. Jung-in comes out of the bathroom just then, so they sneak back in together (Ooh la la!).

Despite the suggestive circumstances, their romantic jitters make for some hilariously bland, even nonsensical, conversation:

Hyun-soo: Jung-in, remember the socks…
Jung-in: You said you have a lot of socks, right?
Hyun-soo: Yeah.
Jung-in: I have a lot of stockings, too.
Hyun-soo: Isn’t it cold if you only wear stockings in the winter?
Jung-in: They’re surprisingly warm.
Hyun-soo: That must be nice. I’d like to wear them too.

LOL. But the chitchat masks the sexual tension between these two; once their conversation lapses, Hyun-soo moves in for the kiss, and this time they’re both ready.

Alas! Just then, Grandpa Man-bok knocks and asks, “Who’s in there?”

Romeo hides in the laundry tub, whilst Juliet, remembering to flush the toilet for full effect, leaves first. (That would make Grandpa the Nurse in this scene—teehee.)

Hyun-soo manages to escape, but later runs into Jung-kyung. She asks him why he’d taken Jung-in to Namsan. He says, “I just wanted to be honest with her.”

He explains that he’s never met with Jung-in thinking of her as Jung-kyung’s sister, but since they are sisters after all, he wanted to make sure it was okay with Jung-in that he used to like Jung-kyung.

Jung-kyung acknowledges, “You said you wouldn’t meet with anyone else while thinking of me, so that must mean there’s no room in your heart for me.” But she asks him to reserve a little space for her–as a friend.

(I’ve been really impressed with Jung Kyung-ho–and this moment is an example of why. The way he looks at Jung-kyung in these scene is perfect. It shows sensitivity and concern, but with enough detachment to indicate that he really has moved on.)

Meanwhile, Sung-joon emerges from the shower and blithely continues to flirt with Ji-soo under the guise of calling her his new dongseng (little sister). She’s had enough, so she twists him arm behind has back and kicks him out.

So much is astir tonight! Jung-in sneaks down to Hyun-soo’s room. She sticks a post-it note on which she’s written, “Seo Jung-in’s boyfriend,” and takes a photo.

Over breakfast, Jung-in and Hyun-soo pick up the same types of food at the same time to eat “together” even while in the group. Of course, it doesn’t go unnoticed by ever-watchful Sung-joon.

Jung-kil wakes up in bed with Han-se (HA!!). He’d passed out the night before, after the two had promised: Jung-kil will reclaim the inheritance, and Han-se will reclaim Jung-in.

Each is trying to use the other to achieve his own end, so then argue around each other in circles. Jung-kil says he can’t go back to the house, but Han-se says he has to go back and keep an eye on Jung-in and Hyun-soo.

Jung-kil assures Han-se that Hyun-soo is not Jung-in’s type, and she’s just using him to make Han-se jealous. But Han-se responds, “She’s changed! She was bragging about how he roasted a sweet potato for her.”

Jung-kil: “Hey, do you really think people change that easily? Look at me. Have I changed?”

From Han-se’s look, you can tell he’s thinking: Touche.

At work, Han-se’s secretary says he has found the address of the new owner of the Seo family’s house, who lives in America. Mid-conversation, Han-se smells something pungent. It’s coming from the stairwell, where Jung-in and Hyun-soo are having a picnic that includes some pungent pickled radish.

They hear Han-se’s voice saying “Find the smell!” coming up the stairwell and run off. Hyun-soo drops a container, though, leaving a pile of red pepper sauce behind.

Han-se comes running up the stairs and leaps out of the way. He yells, “CATCH THE BASTARD WHO POOPED ON THE STAIRS!!!” (HAHAHA—Han-se is getting funnier by the episode.)

Jung-kil returns home with a tall tale about how Han-se dragged him away, got him drunk and toyed with his conscience. Grandpa tells him to stop lying and divulge his real reason for returning home.

Jung-kil surmises: Han-se says there’s no inheritance, but Grandpa Man-bok says there is. Therefore, Grandpa’s house must be the inheritance, so he’s come home to reclaim what’s rightfully his.

Grandpa Man-bok tells him to resume working at the construction site to find out if his conclusion is true. This worries Geum-ja–What if what Jung-kil is saying is true, and the house becomes his? She tells Sang-hoon they have two options: 1) for the Seos to become in-laws with Han-se again; or 2) prevent Jung-kil from developing moral character, since that’s Grandpa’s prerequisite.

Han-se happens to catch Hyun-soo practicing kissing against the wall. Alarmed, he follows him to the bathroom, where Hyun-soo is brushing his teeth to get the kimchi smell out.

“You sure are brushing your teeth furiously,” he comments sarcastically.

Hyun-soo waits in the warehouse elevator for Jung-in, with newfound badass flair. “Get on,” he commands.

With MRAWR in every slinky move, he backs her up against the wall and decisively slams his hand against…. the intercom.

“Is there a problem?” a voice asks from overhead.

“No—I pressed it accidentally,” he says, sheepish.

(EPIC MACHO FAIL.) Jung-in doubles over with laughter.

Han-se later confronts Jung-in about Hyun-soo. She tells him not to pry into her life.

Jung-in: I told you I don’t have feelings for you. I’m not someone you can command to come or go because of that money [the cost of the ring]. I’m not afraid of money. The only thing I’m afraid of is losing someone that I’ve finally, finally gained. So don’t interfere in any way with me and Hyun-soo oppa.

Ji-soo and Joo-hee’s joint ddukbokki (spice rice cake) restaurant has its grand opening. The family all turn out to help hand out food and show their support—everyone except Jung-kyung, who’s decided to move out and find her own place.

When Han-se shows up, the mood sours.

Jung-kil quickly takes him inside. Han-se complains that Jung-in definitely has feelings for Hyun-soo. He points out the window and says, “See for yourself whether the two of them have that kind of relationship.”

“It doesn’t look like anything to me,” Jung-kil says. He turns around and asks, “Do you perhaps… have paranoia?”

HAHAHA. Han-se leaves in a huff, and on his way out again tries to cajole Jung-in. Geum-ja cuts in, trying to work her new strategy of getting Han-se and Jung-in back together, and tells her to run after him. Telling Jung-in it’s best to go back to the man that she’s already married, Geum-ja pushes her forward, knocking over a pile of dirty plates.

Hyun-soo’s been watching silently. He bends down to help Jung-in and holds her hand, but she pulls away.

Inside the restaurant, the Kang and Seo parents get in an argument again, this time over Jung-in. Geum-ja complains that Jung-in has been following Hyun-soo around. Having heard Han-se’s latest, though, Jung-kil argues that it’s Hyun-soo who’s following Jung-in around, and he says Geum-ja should tell him to stop.

Hyun-soo follows Jung-in home and says she should stand up to comments like that, and not let what others say get to her.

Jung-in: I don’t care what anyone says. But ahjumma is your mother. I can’t stand to have you listen to those kinds of things. So just go.
Hyun-soo: If I decided to be your boyfriend, isn’t it obvious that I would have to listen to those things? Did you decide to be my girlfriend thinking you wouldn’t hear those things from my mom? Jung-in, isn’t it alright if it doesn’t bother me?

There’s nothing like an argument to bring people closer. He puts his arms around her, and she says, “Sorry. I won’t do that again.”

They’re enjoying the moment, but right when he says, “Let’s stay like this another minute. It’s nice to be just us two in the house”—

Geum-ja comes in.

COMMENTARY

This series pulls off practical jokes with pitch-perfect timing–like the meditation spot on Han-se in the last episode, the pepper-sauce-poop or the intercom in the elevator. I love Hyun-soo and Han-se’s characters for letting themselves be the butt of so many of the jokes. Props to Lee Kyu-han for having no fear in letting his character be quirky, sometimes sensitive, sometimes dense, and more often than not, completely hilarious to watch as he tumbles from grace. He manages to make Han-se likable, probably because he’s so much fun to laugh at.

I have to admit, about halfway through this episode I was still “Aww”-ing at all the sweet moments between Jung-in and Hyun-soo, but I was also missing their banter. I hope they move past the ‘honeymoon’ phase and settle back into their flirty bickering soon. Although, the elevator scene in this episode got a really hearty laugh out of me. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Lee Min-jung‘s laughter in that scene seemed pretty genuine, too.

On a side note, I’ve been dreading flashbacks as a sign of fatigue on the production & writing team’s part—reusing old material to fill the extra time. Flashbacks begin to appear in this episode, but I actually don’t mind them! They’re not heavy-handed or obtrusive to the flow of the scenes. Instead, they’re treated like snapshots, and frankly some of the references go far enough back that we could use a reminder.

Refreshing writing & production, tight pacing, electric chemistry between the leads, a hilarious supporting cast. The only thing I can think of that would amp up this series a few extra notches would be a more nuanced soundtrack. I like the songs that are used, and I also like the PD’s use of silence (rather than overpowering every scene with a score). But I do think the soundtrack could do more. I’m kind of holding it against the standard of Coffee Prince, though, which is probably setting the bar too high.

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70 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Ethereal

    Wow! Thanks so much!

  2. Emma

    I’m totally in love with this couple. They’re adorable together.

  3. kirst3n

    Loving this drama more and more. Thanks for the recaps soyjoy. :)

  4. Nimrodelin

    I’ve waited 3day just for it! Thanx very much. I’m ur big fan!

  5. Amg1

    You guy’s totally rock the house, thanks again for your hard work, happy thanks giving from Salem OR,,, :o)

  6. sonam

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Wonderful recap.

  7. parfait cream puff

    Good recaps soyjoy ^^ keep up ur good work, girl!!! it made me laugh so hard ^^

  8. sonam

    Although I really enjoyed all the sweet and funny moments between HS and JI, I have to admit what had me cracking up was when Hanse let out that primal scream of frustration and when he woke up in bed with the dad. I am sorry but I love these two. They make me laugh so much. The dad doesn’t have to say anything. Just the sight of him makes me laugh.

  9. langdon813

    I think this was the cutest episode so far. When they met up outside the bathroom I had butterflies in my stomach. I love this couple!

    Great recap, thanks!!

  10. 10 mems

    Awesome recap, as usual. Thank you! And have a great Thanksgiving weekend everyone! =)

    Btw, that did sound like LMJ’s real laugh- which just made the scene funnier and more endearing than usual. ^_^

  11. 11 wideSmiler

    i love the bathroom scene when hanse comes in while hyunsoo’s brushing and just pulls out his own toothbrush. LOL!

    jung kyung ho is just too amazing as hyun soo. i love that the character is a genuine guy with just enough inexperience to make him believable and absolutely adorable. that elevator scene was brilliant! i def. think that’s real laughter coming from LMJ. i think i’d break in that scene if i was the actress. then of course, the last scene–who DIDN’T melt? =p

    as for hanse, i hope he continues being a likable antagonist. those are always fun to watch because you can’t hate the bastard even though you should.

    fantastic episode!!

  12. 12 Teddy-boo

    OMG… its so cuttte!!! i’ve been waiting for ur recaps for the past few days… didnt know when u were gonna post it so i was refreshing loike CRAZY!!!!
    Thanks so much 4 the recaps!!!

  13. 13 Sarah

    Thank you soooo much for the recaps….the website that subs this drama has been going through technical problems and I’ve watched the raw version dying to know what they’re saying, especially in the last scene….whew, it looks better than a kiss!!!!

    Again and again, thanks a lot for the recaps and keep up the good work, fighting ^^

  14. 14 mems

    I wish they would put up NGs especially for the elevator scene. I think I’d break an internal organ from laughing so hard. lol

  15. 15 bobo

    soyjoy and dw4p, YOU TWO ARE AWESOME!!!! thank you!!

  16. 16 cimi

    This is my drama crack for the year! I’ve been enjoying it from the very first episode and love that its still going strong. Its got heart and humor and i can’t get enough!

  17. 17 pabo ceo reom

    <33

    Curious question…are you guys watching the raw episodes or the Chinese subbed ones?

  18. 18 Dele

    Hyun-Soo emotes through his face/eyes so well, You can feel the love he has for Jung-In when he is holding her at the end. Man, I need a guy like that. Not afraid to be honest with his heart:)

  19. 19 anotherbobo

    Ahh! I have a lot of love for this series and its characters. This episode was freaking funny. Hyun-soo’s ‘macho fail’ moments were adorkable. Poor Geum-ja…it’s like her worst nightmare has come true in that last scene.

    I agree the soundtrack is not up to par with the caliber of the script and acting, but I guess it could be worse *cough*BOF*cough*.

    Thanks for the wonderful recap SoyJoy!

  20. 20 TKay

    i think i love this show too much. -_- must. relieve. myself. from. sooin. love. overload.

  21. 21 Quinze

    It’s way more fun knowing what’s going on as opposed to guessing through the RAWs. My guesses haven’t been too far off but reading the recaps brings the cute ness back even more:)
    I like reading your commentary even more because it’s so spot on with what I think of this series.
    Thanks so much!

  22. 22 YABaddict

    Thank you so much for the recaps!
    I have to say, Hanse and JungKil are perfect together, they really should be in-laws!
    HyunSoo is so adorable, he and JungIn complement each other so well. It seems that what one is lacking the other has–him, being inexperienced in love, she, being inexperienced as at work. I like that they accept each other as they are and don’t require/expect the other to change, and I also like how they are never embarrassed of each other.
    Actually, this series is taking embarrassment to a new level. Especially with Hanse and JungKil, they should be so embarrassed by how they are/act, but they are not, it’s totally normal for them and they keep their dignity/pride. Even SungJoon, the way he acts towards Jisoo is so embarrassing and yet it’s likeable.
    I hope since this series has been extended we will get a glimpse of JungIn as a daughter-in-law!
    Thanks so much again for the recaps, as others have said, they were much needed!
    Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  23. 23 dw4p

    Nice recap!

    Soyjoy – Totally agree with you on the music. I really enjoy the silence in the series, but would be nice to have some better music integrated into the series.

    @WideSmiler: I absolutely loved the toothbrush scene. I spit out my food when I saw Han-se pull out the toothbrush. And then Hyun-soo going in and brushing his teeth for the 2nd time.. so funny.

    Lee Kyu Han was pretty awesome in this episode. I figured he would be doing the MNIKSS ex again, but he’s so much funnier and likable as a goofy Han-se. The poop scream!! Hahaha!

  24. 24 Miya

    Thanks again for the recaps! Truly enjoyed this episode.

  25. 25 Z

    I think the reason Han-se is a is such a good second lead is that he is harmless. Usually, when the Decoy Guy is a Cheabol or the boss, there is always the threat that he’s gonna cause serious harm to our hero… blackmail, firing, etc. But, we’ve already established that Han-se isn’t allowed to mess with Hyun-soo or his project. On top of that, he’s too much of a doofus to be a romantic threat; you can literally see Jung-In thinking “what did I ever see in you?” every time she’s around him. To top it all off, his only ally is the equally bumbling Jung-kil! I’m happy to say, there is no hope for the guy. So, we are free to enjoy his shenanigans without worrying about him causing any real damage. And, he’s just evil enough that we don’t have to be afraid of falling for him either! I love it!

  26. 26 ch0uxpastryheart

    thanks you so much soyjoy! this is such a treat. I wasn’t expecting the recaps to come out so soon. :)
    SooIn is just so sweet! I was smiling (and laughing) while watching this episode. It’s crazy how just thinking about them makes me smile. I feel like I’ve caught a Smile virus! lol

  27. 27 trixicopper

    True story : You know that you have it bad when you are in an elevator, go to push the button for your floor, see the emergency call button and get the giggles. Needless to say the other people in the elevator with me thought that I was insane. They may just be right. The looks that I got! Lol!

  28. 28 trixicopper

    Oops I forgot to say thank you!

  29. 29 Jae

    Really loved this episode! They were all awesome. Sung-joon was funny but Han-se was hilarious. I laughed so hard at that elevator scene.

    If Jung-kyung moved in with Ji-soo, Sung-joon has now a legitimate reason to visit his dongsaeng(not that it matter)…lol. Poor Ji-soo!

    I love how Hyun-soo allays Jung-In’s insecurity by telling her that as her boyfriend he has expected to hear such and that its ok with him.

    Thanks Soyjoy and Dw4p!

  30. 30 gracie

    thanks so much for this! [viikii's still down so I didn't understand the raw I watched].

    we’re still at epi18—it’s still a long way to go. i just hope the angst don’t set off after all the lovey dovey we’re getting : )

  31. 31 Anonymous

    tooooo freaking cute. all these dramas are making me want to ditch out on studying.

  32. 32 Kgrl

    trixicopper: Hahaha! You elevator recount made me smile! Yes, we seem to all have the incurable Smiler Effect virus.

    @Z: Well said. I completely agree about your analysis over HSe’s likeabilty to Smilers. I’ve liked him from the beginning and he gets funnier every ep.

    Thanks Soyjoy for the once again amazing recap. I also concur about the music – I think more diversity in music selection would be nice. However, I prefer silence and subtly over flamboyancy and distracting – so I’m fine with the score, for now.

    Happy Thanksgiving Smilers!

  33. 33 onemorepls

    Thank you. Great Recap.

    too cute the bathroom scene and when Hyun-soo practiced kissing. The elevator scene was hilarious. lol

    I’m glad that Geum-ja walk in on them because I hope they won’t drag out the secret dating too long.

  34. 34 Z

    I’m glad they are not going to drag out the secret dating but this means they are probably going to drag out the Parental Disapproval Angst. No fun at all! Can’t they just get married this weekend so we can spend the next 26 episodes watching everyone live happily ever after?

  35. 35 nea:notoriousnoona

    Loved the recap! Thank you. This show is so much fun to watch.

  36. 36 ch0uxpastryheart

    @ trixicopper: LOL

    @ Kgrl: so that’s the technical term for it, Smiler Effect virus. lol. It’s very contagious too since I’ve seen a sudden influx of comments in the recaps. hehe

  37. 37 Quaggy

    Thank you so much for the recap, Soyjoy! Made my first foray into trying to watching an episode without subtitles. It was pretty interesting how much came across and how much just didn’t. Arguments and explanations require translation, but some things like the elevator scene require no words at all. I nearly died laughing!

    This is the first cliffhanger ending that ends on a more traditional “duh-duh-DUH” moment. We’ve been getting a lot of “positive” cliffhangers, in other words, cliffhangers that cut off right before the squee moment. I did get that Geum-Ja thought that Jung-in should get back together with Han-soo and, of course, it was easy to get what was going on when Geum-ja walked in at the end. (It was actually pretty predictable!) But that was before I understood what Han-soo and Jung-in were talking about before they were interrupted and how he was encouraging her to stand up to his mother.

    Now, I’m in the same position with the end of this episode as I was at the end of episode 14 of You Are Beautiful. You know exactly what would happen next in most K-dramas (BIG estrangement in YAB & on Smile there’d be lying about what Geum-Ja saw, more sneaking around and maybe even a bigger argument between Jung-in & Han-soo because she wasn’t braver), but because of the quality and nature of the shows, you can’t help hoping that something very different will play out.

    Please, oh please, Jung-in! Stand your ground and fight for your guy!!

  38. 38 mems

    @ trixicopper: hahaha. i think your comment’s going to make me do that too now. hehe

  39. 39 Molly

    Wow, you caught up quickly! Thanks so much for the great recap. I don’t want to wait until Saturday for the next one…

  40. 40 soyjoy

    @ 11 wideSmiler

    i love the bathroom scene when hanse comes in while hyunsoo’s brushing and just pulls out his own toothbrush. LOL!

    Interestingly, that didn’t strike me as that odd! When I was in Korea, two of my coworkers used to go to the bathroom together every day after lunch and brush their teeth together. At the time I thought it was hilarious, but I guess I got so used to it that when I saw this episode I didn’t even think twice about it! I just assumed it’s a Korean thing, since Korean food does tend to smell.

    @ 25 Z

    Great assessment of Han-se! He’s like a gnat–it can’t do anything to you, and yet you can’t seem to get it to buzz off either. Haha. Lee Kyu-han is definitely carrying this role well.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s odd, it feels like the weekend since there’s no work tomorrow, and yet–no Smile? What to do?? ;)

  41. 41 GG

    Thanks for the amazing recap!

    I’ve watched episode 17&18 twice raw w/o subs.
    I’ll be watching them again once Viikii finishes the subs.

    Love how Hyun Soo calls Jung In “kegguri”with a smile…tooo cute.
    Almost died laughing because of the elevator scene.
    When Jung In cries, my tears come out…LMJ is doing an amazing job.
    I am so happy they got caught in the end by Guem Ja.

    In true Smile, You fashion, I hope they admit the relationship and inspite of the obvious family objections stand by each other.

    I felt so bad for Jung In the sassy, vocal heroine being so subdued by Guem Ja’s snarky remarks. Once their relationship is out in the open they can fight for each other and defend each other as well.

  42. 42 janna

    @ wideSmiler: I came here to comment on that scene too. I thought I couldn’t laugh more in the episode and then Han-se pulls out a brush from his coat. I think because he stored it in his coat is why I started to laugh. How long has that been there? Not to mention his face going from “What is Hyun-Soo doing to my wall” to “NO! There will be no making out in my office!”

    Which leads me to believe Han-se never even got a kiss from Jung-In??? Cause he would totally throw it in Hyun-Soos face.

    I love your caps of Sung-Joons “I know what you’re up to” face and Han-ses “Touche” face. Spot on freeze frames!

    Please give the Smile, You cast a toothpaste commercial, Korea. :D

  43. 43 LadyIgraine

    Viikii.com has been having software problems so all dramas aren’t subbed and some are left hanging with the last episodes. I’m already “Smile, You’ deprived last weekend.

  44. 44 cheanne

    whoahhhhhh very nice……I love this series……….so excited for the coming episodes……So sweet the couple……

  45. 45 tisyamey

    thanks, dramabeans! u sure are great in feeding us our addiction!!!

    I was getting all frustrated with the absence of Viikii that i turned to Ja Myung Go and did a marathon despite the fact that saeguks do not really interest me so much. I just had to fill the ‘void’ of viikii subs…kekeke… this guy is just awesome! I’ve seen him in I’m sorry, I love you… and even though his character annoyed the heck out of me, I found him interesting and [of course!] cute. Then on to time between dog and wolf… then smile, you and even Ja Myung Go [yes, i finished ALL 39 eps in one day.

    but the pull of Mr. Jung Kyung Ho is pretty strong… *sigh* … hamana, hamana… [tongue-rolling out like red carpet}

  46. 46 crabapple

    thanks for the recap ! I laughed so hard when Jung-In and Hyun-Soo were in the lift..
    It was funny to see Han-Se brushing his teeth with Hyun-Soo. Does the guy always carry a toothbrush? I found it weird he had a toothbrush but no toothpaste. I enjoyed this episode and I’m really looking forward to the weekend to see what ahjumma will do

  47. 47 pam

    thanks so soyjoy and dw4p much for the recaps – they’re brilliant!

    is everyone having problems loading viikii? I cannot even open the website, keeps giving me an error that the link is broken. that’s too bad, hope it gets fixed soon!

  48. 48 yubikiri

    i agree with you.

    Personally, i was not really interest in this drama. I was afraid they would drag the story with lots of boring events and over dose drama, but the plot is slowly developing… making me wanna watch more even if i read the recap. It is not intriguing, but REALLY lovable to watch. I’m really afraid of the 46 episodes, but somewhat i have faith that the story will get better after every episode. Not in a suspense manner, but more to see the development between every single characters.

    And somehow, i love how Hyun-soo is innocent and dorky. Look more realistic than drama where the main characters has all the prince-like qualities. He looks more realistic to me apart from his handsome-ness. kekeke. He’s my favorite!

    And i have become fond of Han-Se a lot even though he is supposed to be the bad guy. Well, he is mean cause he still love Jung In. Who wouldn’t want to get his ex wife back especially when the marriage was call off because of the parents and some major money issue.

    As for Jung In, i find her genuine too. Her acting has gotten better. She’s not the best, but i find that she understood her character well…making her as she is in the drama.

    LOVE the family quarrel ahahah!

    Anyhow, thanks a lot for your recap! I’ll be reading until i finish my exams…cause it is faster to read than to watch :P

    BANZAI!

  49. 49 giddygirl108

    Another lovely episode and recap! Thanks so much and Happy Early Turkey Day!

    Gobble Gobble ;)

  50. 50 jossy

    Great recap! like so many of the others i’ve been waiting like a madman :)

    hehe Thanks again Soyjoy!

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