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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 7
by | December 23, 2009 | 89 Comments

A happy note on the ratings:

Will It Snow For Christmas had been holding its breath for a ratings upswing once IRIS ended, and it has gotten its wish: the numbers, which have hovered in the 8%-9% range, shot up to 16.4% for this episode. Without its blockbuster rival, it managed a first-place finish (it was up against the IRIS broadcast special, which pulled in a 12%, and Hero, which is still struggling but improved ever so slightly with a 6.4%).

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EPISODE 7 RECAP

When Kang-jin gets the necklace back, it signifies a couple things: First, that Ji-wan, who has pretending the past was over and insignificant to her, is admitting that it wasn’t all forgotten. More importantly, it also tells him that she does care for him — and that her comments that only a fool would go into that cold water to get the pendant were referring to herself. And the only reason she would have done that is… if she loved him.

So he tells her earnestly, fervently:

Kang-jin: “Let’s take it slow. There are so many things I want to ask you, to hear from you, to tell you — I want to hold onto you and stay up all night for days, but let’s do it slowly. From now on, I’m going to see you every single day. I’ll come to you every day, and talk to you every day, and listen to you talk every day. About how I lived the last eight years, how you lived. And after you left so suddenly, what I lived for, and what you lived for.”

Ji-wan goes inside, still in shock from his words.

Tae-joon has seen this exchange, and returns home to find Woo-jung outside his door with a bottle of champagne, with which she congratulates him on his win. The real reason for her visit becomes apparent when she nonchalantly shows him the video footage of his teammate tampering with Kang-jin’s computer. Her friendly smile turns accusing when she asks, “Was it that hard for you? Even if it was, this is too low. I went so far as to risk my life for a guy like this — how can you do this?”

Tae-joon doesn’t bother defending himself and asks grimly what she wants of him — his resignation? Surprisingly, Woo-jung breaks the disc in half and tells him, “The is the last show of my love and my friendship.”

Taking into account the violence of Woo-jung’s affections for Tae-joon when they were dating, it makes sense that she feels betrayed by him now. She’d thought their love was enduring and worthy, but this makes her question whether she was wrong about him from the start.

She leaves, and Tae-joon races out to catch up to her at the elevator. He says, almost defiantly, “I wanted to win. I wanted to win over your father, no matter what I had to do. Are you happy?”

He raises a hand to brush a tear from Woo-jung’s face just as the elevator doors open and Kang-jin walks out. Kang-jin doesn’t particularly care about what he’s seen and continues on until Tae-joon calls out, stopping him. Tae-joon pins him with a stormy glare but doesn’t speak, and Kang-jin leaves.

Kang-jin takes out the necklace and greets it: “It’s been a long while, Father.”

Looking out his window at the moon, he says, “Thanks. Good night, Han Ji-wan.”

I love these mother-son phone calls. This time, Chun-hee jokes that she wants a rich, dying man to cling to and live off of. Kang-jin asks how she feels about a nice, caring man instead, which she scoffs at as pointless. He tells her, more seriously now, “Even if you only live for a day, live with someone you love.”

Chun-hee jeers at the word “love,” but she’s not as cold-hearted as she acts. Take her reaction to the fact that Jun-su has been coming by the tearoom to see her daily for the last four days. Jun-su insists on a date and stubbornly waits outside by his car, but she hasn’t accepted.

Chun-hee goes outside and asks whether if his wife knows he’s doing this. He answers, “Yes, she ought to know by now.” Chun-hee has not flirted or tried to seduce him at all, so this confuses her: “She knows, and still you’re doing this?” Is he ill? Chun-hee, still suspicious, leaves him outside without agreeing.

He doesn’t take that rejection, however, and continues to wait outside. This is mighty baffling to Chun-hee — when she tried so hard to get his attention, he didn’t look at her once: “Why now?”

Ji-wan opens up the cafe in the morning, and when she pulls up the blinds, she finds a poster attached to the glass. It reads (IT IS SO CUTE):

An invitation for Han Ji-wan-nim
Time: Today at 6pm
Location: Imo e nadia Restaurant
Goal: A date (also, have a very important thing I want to give you)
Invitation from: Super-cool CHA KANG-JIN
P.S. Will wait till you come. If you don’t come, may even cry.

It’s so childish that it’s adorable to think of the normally austere Kang-jin going to such lengths for a date.

Tae-joon comes by, and Ji-wan asks if he has time for some tea. After the scene with Kang-jin last night and the poster this morning, she’s in a happy mood, and thanks Tae-joon for returning the pendant. He’s relieved to see her smiling again, and cautions her to be careful so she doesn’t lose it again.

Ji-wan answers, “The pendant was returned to its owner. Thanks to you.” Connecting the dots, he asks, “Is it… someone I know?” She confirms it: “It’s Kang-jin oppa… Team Leader Cha Kang-jin.”

That makes him upset, and his voice grows hard: “Why did you pretend it wasn’t? Why did you act like you didn’t know him? Why did you treat me like a fool and play around with me?” Ji-wan confesses, “Because I was scared. I was too afraid that I’d like Kang-jin oppa again.”

Which is, essentially, a declaration that she does. Judging from Tae-joon’s reaction, he arrives at the same conclusion.

Woo-jung receives the disturbing news that Kang-jin had checked the master security tapes yesterday, meaning that her cover-up for Tae-joon was for naught. Kang-jin must have been suspicious from the start and knew to check the cameras. Woo-jung’s an angry panicker, so she has a brief tantrum and shoves papers from her desk.

She does, however, pull it together enough to drop by a meeting, interrupting to ask for a few minutes of Kang-jin’s time.

The team is working on a multi-shopping mall project in Gampo, and Tae-joon provokes a minor clash with Kang-jin. Tae-joon questions him — twice — about whether Kang-jin has taken the proper care to deal with construction issues regarding gravesites and potential cultural assets in the area. Kang-jin reads this as a challenge of his authority and answers that they’ve done all the necessary steps and there are no problems.

After Tae-joon dismisses the meeting, Woo-jung asks (a little nervously) about his visit to check on the security cameras, and asks him for a favor — to let it go. When asked if Tae-joon made the request, she answers that she’s asking “100% for myself.”

He wonders, “If you like him that much, why did you act like that with me? Why did you do that with someone you had no feelings for?” Without waiting for a response, he sighs that she doesn’t have to worry — he won’t make an issue of it.

This is exactly the kind of thing that answers his own question, as Woo-jung points out: “Because you’re so cool, I keep feeling conflicted. I do have feelings for you. When I look at you, I feel butterflies. If I have ten rooms in my heart, Park Tae-joon has seven, and you have three.” Knowing she sounds crazy, she decides to push it one step further and asks whether he’d consider a contract-dating relationship with her, just until she can clear out the other “rooms.” Can’t he help her out?

Kang-jin isn’t interested, but he seems amused at Woo-jung’s brazenness.

Tae-joon wrestles with his jealousy of Kang-jin for winning over both the women in his life. He receives word from his teammate that someone related to their current development project is on his way to Seoul to meet with Kang-jin, and is assured that the issue of the graves “is bound to become an issue.” While he doesn’t expand on what that means, the ominous tone of this scene suggests that they’re the ones who are going to make it an issue.

After days of waiting, finally Chun-hee shows up to meet Jun-su at his car, all dolled up for a day out. But she still harbors reservations, and says (as though trying to convince herself she’s not doing anything wrong), “This is not a date. You’re just going to run your errand and I’ll run mine, and we’re just sharing a car in this country that has no oil of its own.”

She’s surprised when he announces that they’re going all the way to Seoul for their date, but settles back for the ride. When they stop the car for a short break, Jun-su asks how long Chun-hee waited “back then” at the train station. Thirty years ago, they had agreed to run away to Seoul together and set a time to meet at the train station. Hearing her answer (two days), he sighs.

Jun-su: “If I didn’t come after a while, you should have figured it out. Why did you wait two days, foolishly?”
Chun-hee: “I thought you’d gotten confused. I thought you forgot the first date, so I waited another day, but you didn’t come. I figured, ‘This guy must not be coming, not ever.’ So I took the train alone. But why didn’t you come? Did you get caught by Young-sook?”

When they finally arrive in Seoul, Chun-hee’s puzzled to see that they’ve arrived at a hospital. He explains awkwardly that he has a friend here who agreed to do an exam for free. He doesn’t want to do it alone, so he wants to do it with her.

Chun-hee starts to laugh that he should bring his wife instead, but breaks off mid-speech, truth dawning on her: “Am I sick?” Did the results of her exam in Sancheong come out odd? Did he lie to keep her from getting scared?

Jun-su tries to maintain a calm demeanor, saying they won’t know anything until they do the exam, but she cuts him off. She doesn’t want to know. She won’t do the exam. She wants to go on their date. And if he refuses to take her, well, her son lives in Seoul — she can go on a nice date with him, instead.

That evening, Kang-jin waits at the restaurant for Ji-wan — at first eagerly, but as the night wears on, his mood deflates. But still, he waits. While working at the cafe, Ji-wan vacillates over whether to go, and finally decides to meet him (it’s the P.S. about possibly crying that seems to spur her on). At the restaurant, she is led to Kang-jin’s table — only to find it empty.

She turns to leave and comes face to face with Kang-jin, who eyes her sternly. He says grumpily that he’d gone to buy a blanket, since he was determined to stay until she showed up.

Grabbing her face in his hands, he says in his cranky tone, “You haven’t changed at all. You’re just as ugly as ever.” That piques her pride, and she mumbles, barely audible, “Like you’re so good-looking…”

He insists she speak louder and to his face, and makes her repeat herself. She retorts, “You’re just as ugly as me! What, do you think you’re so incredibly good-looking?”

He announces, “I AM good-looking! How can you compare yourself to me? If you can find a guy who’s as handsome and cool and perfect as I am, tell him to come out!”

Note that the entire restaurant is looking at them curiously by this point, and Ji-wan is feeling rather provoked. Slowly, he breaks into a grin, then bursts out laughing, which leaves her confused. He assures her, “You’re pretty, Han Ji-wan. Today you’re really beautiful.”

(How cute is Kang-jin, playing peek-a-boo with the menu? He playfully hides, peering out at Ji-wan, who is still feeling a little miffed.)

Unfortunately, he gets an urgent call from work that requires him to head over immediately. Ji-wan understands and starts to get up to leave, but he tells her to stay and eat. He’ll be back in an hour. She answers amiably that since she made him wait an hour and a half, this makes them even.

Telling her to order the most expensive thing on the menu, he promises to return soon.

A group of men are causing a ruckus in the office, angrily facing off against Tae-joon. The leader demands to see the man in charge, which is when Kang-jin announces himself. The man is here to complain about the new development, accusing them of plowing over his father’s grave.

Assessing the situation, Kang-jin asks, “You’re scamming me, right? You’re a fake. That’s not your father’s grave, is it?” (Note that Tae-joon and his teammate have interesting looks on their faces that hint that Kang-jin may be on to something.) Kang-jin says with cool logic that if he were really his son, he wouldn’t have let his father’s grave to such careless care. They’ve spent the last three months meticulously researching and contacting those involved.

The tense atmosphere is interrupted when Woo-jung steps in and announces herself as the main person in charge. She apologizes for her employee’s mistakes, saying that it’s their responsibility to take all the proper precautions. She bows and apologizes to the man.

In the privacy of her office, Woo-jung yells at Kang-jin for getting angry when he should have taken the proper measures to prevent this. If Bumseo Group loses this contract, they’ll be losing a tremendous amount of money. The angry man has agreed to negotiate after they fire Kang-jin, so she warns him to go and beg for forgiveness.

He cuts in, “I don’t want to do that.” He stalks out without another word.

Immediately, he asks his employee for materials related to the Gampo shopping mall project (which, by the way, elicits a tense look from Tae-joon). He dives into work, forgetting all about his dinner date.

Ji-wan waits with an upbeat mood at first, waiting to order until Kang-jin returns. She plays with his phone, which he has accidentally left behind, taking sel-ca (self-shot) photos with it and playing games. But finally, the restaurant has to ask her to leave as they close for the night.

As she leaves, his phone rings. She answers as a secretary would, explaining to the caller that Kang-jin isn’t available at the moment, and that he had left the phone behind accidentally.

She doesn’t immediately recognize the voice on the other end: it’s her father, calling to ask if Chun-hee is with Kang-jin. She has gone off somewhere and he can’t find her, so he hopes she’s with her son.

Belatedly, she recalls his name and asks him to repeat it. He does, adding that if Kang-jin will know who he is if she says it’s the Oriental medicine doctor from Sancheong. Jun-su apologizes for troubling her, calling her ‘miss.’

After he hangs up, she fights her tears as she says, “I’m not ‘miss,’ I’m your daughter Ji-wan.”

Chun-hee finds Jun-su soon afterward, now in a calmer frame of mind. She was going to see Kang-jin, but had turned back instead. She has decided, “I want to go on a date with you.” This is a hard-won opportunity, so she won’t let it go so easily. She’ll do the exam too, and if it turns out there’s something wrong with her, Jun-su can fix her.

Jun-su agrees to take her for an exam the next morning, and sees her to her hotel room. When he bids her good night, she asks him to stay with her, assuring him she won’t make a move. She promises, “Unlike someone else, I won’t take a friend’s man.”

Jun-su says with a rueful smile, “It’s not that I don’t trust you, but I don’t trust myself. I’m afraid I’ll make the move.”

The sad smile makes me think he’s saying this for her benefit, as a kindness to her in light of the bad news. Jun-su spends the night in his car, while at home, Young-sook is a mess of nerves. Chun-hee spends the night in her grand hotel room alone.

Wrapped up in work, Kang-jin doesn’t realize the time until late that night, when the office is empty. Belatedly, he remembers leaving Ji-wan at the restaurant and runs to her cafe, which is closed. Remembering that he told her not to move a muscle, he then runs to the restaurant, which is also closed. Ji-wan sits outside, still waiting.

Feeling guilty to see her looking so down, he apologizes. He must think she’s sad at his neglect, not knowing that she has been shaken by her father’s phone call. She looks up with teary eyes but says merely, “I’m hungry.”

At a pojangmacha, she wolfs down her food (which makes him feel worse, because she’d gone hungry waiting for him). Remembering that he had something to give her, he hands over a package, which is his way of thanking her for returning his father’s pendant.

Opening it, she finds several notebooks. They’re her brother’s. He explains that her brother had come to see him once, asking, “Are you Ji-wan’s sneakers?” (Referring to the time he went barefoot to return her shoes to her.)

Ji-wan opens a notebook to read the message Ji-yong had written to Kang-jin:

“Hey, sneakers! These are my secret notes that I never show anyone, but I’ll show you. It’ll be a huge help to you in the entrance exams. I’d like to meet you as a hoobae [junior] at my school. When we meet then, I’ll give you more things. Look over these notes, and give them to our Ji-wan, though I’m not sure if that slacker will be able to follow. But hold her hand tightly and bring her to our school. I’m trusting in your skills. Let’s see each other more often, sneakers.
—Ji-wan’s brother, Han Ji-yong.”

Kang-jin says that the notes were helpful to him and, as instructed, he did end up going to the same school. He’d wanted to return the notes to her, but she suddenly ran away: “Now you can tell me why you did that. Why did you go without a word, so suddenly?”

Ji-wan doesn’t answer. Rather, she asks him for some milk.

When Kang-jin returns from the convenience store with a carton of milk, Ji-wan is gone. He runs out into the streets, shouting her name, looking for her.

Ji-wan trudges along clutching her brother’s notes, taking swigs from a soju bottle. She recalls the scene with her brother before he had gone into the water, and his last words to her, which seem particularly prescient in retrospect: “If I can’t find the pendant today, I won’t bother coming out of the water.

Some time later, Tae-joon receives a call from Ji-wan’s phone, although the voice on the other end belongs to a policeman. Ji-wan had been found hunched on the street after drinking three bottles of soju.

Tae-joon rushes to the station and finds her asleep, and urges her to awaken.

Ji-wan: “I’d completely forgotten. I’d forgotten. That my brother died because of me. I told you about it before. I’d totally forgotten. He was trying to find the pendant — Kang-jin oppa’s pendant — and died, and I’d forgotten about it. After my brother died like that, how could I see Kang-jin oppa again?”

And Kang-jin shows up just in time to catch that last part.

 
COMMENTS

This episode contains one of my favorite moments in a kdrama: The outing of the truth. Now the characters all know how they feel, and the big question haunting their past is revealed.

This does, on the other hand, make me a little nervous, because now the angst begins in earnest. Not to say we’ve been without it thus far. A drama may have a plethora of sources of angst, like Kang-jin’s father issues, Ji-wan’s guilt, Jun-su and Chun-hee’s fallout, and so on. But The Big Angst of a melodrama is, generally speaking, the reason keeping the main couple apart — and with this confession, we’re opening the door for that scenario. I can only hope that they handle it with care! Once a drama goes all makjang on the OTP — meaning it throws all sorts of crazy plot devices at the couple to split them up — I throw up my hands in frustration.

I don’t actually believe that Ji-wan had forgotten about why her brother had died — how could she, when she was self-flagellating every day? — but means that those feelings had been dormant all this while. I said before that Ji-wan’s actions were like cutting off a limb and cauterizing it to stop it from hurting anymore. Now with Kang-jin refreshing her memories, those buried feelings come flooding back in a wave of pain, like a newly opened wound.

(Just love that shot.) Tae-joon is shaping up intriguingly, isn’t he? At the beginning, I wasn’t convinced that he was responsible for the sabotage, because I thought his reaction could be read either way. Either he did it and was upset to be caught red-handed, or he didn’t do it but was taking the blame since Woo-jung was accusing him of it anyway. But it’s looking like he really is the saboteur — and will continue to be one — so I just hope they keep his character multi-layered rather than flattening him down to mere Jealous Crazy Spurned Lover. Song Jong-ho is doing a nice job of acting Tae-joon’s conflicting emotions, and I appreciate that while the character is sharp and strong at times, he’s also weak and deeply flawed.

I’m glad that Woo-jung clarified that she’s still harboring feelings for Tae-joon while entertaining new ones for Kang-jin, because otherwise it did seem too soon for her to let go of such a consuming passion for Tae-joon. But she has made her decision to let go and move past Tae-joon, which is why she’s much more forward with Kang-jin when he’s only got three “rooms” in her heart compared to Tae-joon’s seven.

I’m less clear on Tae-joon’s feelings, but here’s my read: He still has feelings for Woo-jung and he also cares for Ji-wan to a lesser extent, but he made his decision to let go of the former before Kang-jin came along and jealousy reared its ugly head. I think he honestly believed he could live with having wronged Woo-jung, even if it meant being a lesser man for taking the deal with her father. Kang-jin usurping his place in her heart was bad enough, but when he also claims Ji-wan, it makes Tae-joon into the loser twice over.

I don’t believe that Tae-joon really loves Ji-wan (though I think his affection is real). Rather, it seems like he’s determined to make things work with her, almost as proof of his will. Having decided to let go of Woo-jung, Ji-wan is a physical representation of that choice and therefore his relationship with her is as much about his own pride as it is about his romantic feelings. Actually, it’s probably more pride than feelings. He loved (loves?) Woo-jung but made the choice to be the bad guy, and in order to justify what he did to her without being completely evil, he has to make this work with Ji-wan. If he loses both women, it’s a confirmation that he’s really just that low and miserable.

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89 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Molly

    YES! I knew there would be a recap tonight! :) Thanks, Javabeans! I’m in the process of watching this episode – and the spoilers I’ve read (guilty me) sound sooooo good!

  2. kirst3n

    WOW. Thanks for posting the episode recap so quickly Javabeans. Still haven’t seen this episode yet. Might as well read your recap first then. :)

  3. Michael

    dude, intense episode. thanks for the summary. it’s a great guide of what to expect when i watch it. ;)

  4. Sophia

    Thanks, I’m watching this drama too and your recaps are always really helpful!

  5. dennilux

    This has been a good read :) Thank you, Javabeans. And oh, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  6. D

    thank you for the recap.

    now this episode proves that Go Soo can do more than that intense eye we’ve been seeing past few eps .. he was cute during the short date (not corny, at least to me) but at the same time it’s kinda sad as well..

  7. Amg1

    I love this episode, I tear out more than once, hopefully the writer is going to keep the painful bits to a minimum, I really like Han Ye-seul acting in this episode, she did well,,,, Thanks you so much JB.. Keep up the good work..Happy Christmas!!!!!

  8. Sue

    Thank you so much for this recap…. I’ve been waiting all day to read it……

  9. 'cille

    tnx JB for the recaps. i’ll be picking this up as soon as i pass my provincial/state exams in january. but so far i’m liking this drama, angst and all!

  10. 10 anne20

    I’m having mixed feelings about this episode! >.<

  11. 11 butterball

    Thanks JB for the recap. And Merry Xmas! (it’s holiday time. You are surely hard-working)

    I like this episode a lot. GS is still strong, and I think HYS improves a bit. At least I feel more connected to her emotion than before. The “confession” part at the police station explained a lot about JW as a character…

    The two supporting leads are more fascinating in this episode. WJ, I have liked her from the beginning. Quite a strong woman actually. And I like her straightforwardness (which is a change from a lot of other characters in Kdrama land). The scene where she breaks the CD is quite emotional, since it tells us and herself that she has decided to get over TJ. (I can definitely feel it for her. Getting over a relationship of 5 years and a betrayal is never easy, isn’t it?)

    And I am the only one who sees the chemistry between WJ & KJ? Quite subtle and playful at this stage – but it’s definitely there.

    Song Jong Ho, I need to compliment him. His acting gives the character TJ a lot more layers – dark, weak, and rather emotional (Not like other 2nd male lead who just stares at nowhere). You are right, JB. TJ may not love JW in romantic sense. I think he feels stronger since she’s weaker than him. But he does feel some sympathy towards JW though, which proves (for me at least) that he is not a complete bastard.

  12. 12 closet_queen

    These are so great! Thank you so much… I haven’t started watching the drama because I’m afraid of what the ending would be. You know how melodramas are. But reading though the recaps, I felt i was watching it already. Lets see until the end. Hope it doesn’t disappoint us.

    Thanks again!
    Happy Holidays!

  13. 13 Molly

    Just finished the episode! Wow, thanks so much for the insightful analysis!

    I’ve noticed that there are a lot of give-and-takes in the drama, and Tae-joon’s breakup with Woo-jung and willingness to continue with Ji-wan not only demonstrate his possessiveness but also further this motif. There’s also the give-and-take for the pendant: the exchange of one oppa for the symbol of another. And lastly, there’s Jun-su leaving his love for her friend, for reasons we aren’t clear about yet. So far, there have been a lot of parallels (like the scenes with shoes, motif of running away, etc mentioned in previous recaps) and the give-and-take relationships seem to be an extension of that.

    Happy holidays, everyone!

    @butterball – I feel the chemistry too! If I weren’t rooting for Ji-wan and Kang-jin because of their history together, I would definitely support Woo-jung and Kang-jin. They seem like a realistic, convincing alternative couple and it’s interesting to see how Kang-jin interacts with two contrasting women, who are essentially foils of each other.

  14. 14 sue

    i nearly spat out my food when i saw chunhee show up all dressed up. the tights, the yellow fur, the earrings, the sunglasses. wayyyyyyyyyyy too much. LOL.

    i meant to keep an eye out for it, but forgot towards the end of the episode….. is kangjin’s band-aid of doom still on his finger? or did they finally get rid of it??

    i CAN’T CAN’T CAN’T WAIT (CAN’T WAIT!) for appearances of jiyong and little kangjin again in tomorrow’s episode! songjoongki + kimsoohyun, yes please!

  15. 15 isabella

    At first I didn’t think TJ could be that bad, even though he may be built up as a multi-layered character (T_T) Geez… he’s taking his revenge on KJ’s job but this just makes him a low loser not only twice but 3 times. I’m worried the set-up grave thing can lead to KJ’s resignation, which means he may have no chance to teach the weak but filled-with-pride TJ some lessons (as I wish he could). Poor WJ and JW! Now I don’t really know his effort to make up with JW after the canceled engagement was to get her BACK TO HIM (‘cos maybe he’s got some feelings for her) or just AWAY FROM KJ (a rival who may take everything – love and career – from him)?

  16. 16 dramaville

    i know this is crying over spilled milk but i really think that if you’re beautiful wasn’t up against iris it would have shot up to those figures as well.

  17. 17 s21783

    I like the part when Ji-wan asked for a packet of milk, suddenly. This signifies an end to their supposedly continued liaison. She was happy for just a moment and was reminded by the journals KJ handed her that he was the reason for her exit. So, she asked for the packet of milk which was the last item they shared before she went missing. Kang-in panicked when he returned to find her missing again. He did not want it to repeat again so you can see the anxiety in him while searching for her. I thought that was good and nicely executed.

  18. 18 Anonymous

    the thing is woo jung doesn’t know yet that she’ll also be losing twice to ji wan. so it’s two jaded lovers against two who do love each other, but can’t/won’t..

  19. 19 Shay

    @dramaville, I still bitter about that.

    I’m just watching this drama for Go Soo and that is it. His charisma is so refreshing :D

  20. 20 Patricia

    Hello, Dramabeans!!! Thanks for the recap of today, I was waiting for it :o), I prefer to read it first here than to watch it, It made me feel less nervous about it. I love your work thanks again.
    Merry Chritsmas and Very Happy New Year!! Hope all the happines and blessings.

  21. 21 Sm

    Great!! I visited your blog for every hour for the recap… I have to say those 4 actors made a great pack… A lot of emotions and chemistry around them. I was relief when finally KJ knows the truth about her brother’s death and the reason she run away……
    HSY did better job in this ep… though her acting is still a bit flat to me… But she gave some moments which are really well-done…

  22. 22 luna

    thanks for the recap, I really enjoy reading it. It’s a sad sad episode..the truth are all out…can’t wait for the next recap of these drama.:)

  23. 23 langdon813

    So Kang-jin was happy for…what, half an hour? At least the Band-Aid of Doom is definitely GONE. ;-)

    Thanks JB!

  24. 24 melanie

    the preview mentions that someone* has a brain tumor. im predicting its ji wan because she said “we don’t know what might happen next” does anyone agree?

  25. 25 robotmatsuri

    Thank you so much for the recap JB! From the looks of the previews, the next episode is going to be angstville! *bites nails*

  26. 26 jacq

    Great episode. So very glad to know that the ratings shot up. Well-deserved. Go Soo is brilliant as always, and I feel Song Jong-ho is doing a fantastic job as well of emoting Tae-joon’s conflicting feelings. What a cliffhanger at the end! I can’t wait to find out how KJ will deal with it all now that the truth behind JW’s brother’s death and the reason she left him is revealed.

    Thankyou Javabeans for your hard work and Happy Holidays everyone!

  27. 27 butterball

    @23 langdon813 : for that 30 mins of happiness, we gotta see the cutest side of KJ/GS, which makes my heart jump. Therefore I demand the writer to give GS more happy moments so that we can all be happy. !!

    @24 melanie: now another classic melo cliche comes up – terminal illness. Don’t think it’s JW though..

  28. 28 deeta

    I’m actually slowly getting disappointed by Taejoon. It looks like he’s going to be the manipulative third wheel? I was expecting a flawed character but one that doesn’t do cheap shots.

    When Junsu was puking in the washroom, for a sec there I thought he was the one getting sick. Hm..interesting.

  29. 29 kitty

    Thank you for recapping! I’m liking this drama because of Go Soo (so handsome!) and Song Jong Ho isn’t doing too badly either as Tae-joon. Hopefully the characterisation continues to be strong, even as major angst looks to be snowballing our way!

    The notice Kang-jin posted on the cafe was so adorable! *squeal*

  30. 30 xoxcinderellaxox

    I love your recaps, JB! Honestly, there have been times that I prefer to read your recaps rather than watch the entire episode, but then after I read your recaps I watch certain scenes of an episode that are worth watching.

    One of the biggest things that I love about this drama is that both male characters are on the same level. One’s not richer or more powerful than the other. I really dislike a drama that particularly focuses on characters that are on different levels of a totem pole.

    Thanks!

  31. 31 MEIKO**** ^-^

    aawww, not again (refering to yet another not so happy revelation)…..*sigh*….. but this is, i think, the most interesting episode yet…

    bittersweet….poor Kang Jin and JW…

    this is prolonging the agony…urg!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  32. 32 sophie

    Thank you!
    Hope you have a happy holiday season!

  33. 33 ray

    Thank you………..
    Merry christmas :) happy holidays

  34. 34 Haru

    Thanks thanks thanks a lot for ur recap!
    Cos I watch this drama by reading the Chinese sub-title, the translation is such a crap that sometimes not even make sense and confusing.
    And, especial, your recap is more than just translation. It’s worth to read such good articles too. Thx.

    Btw, your website is so amazing…. I am wonder how you squeeze time to do so. It’s so incredible!

  35. 35 Stephanie

    I agree that now, things are gonna get more angsted, and more frustration for the viewers. I still think that Han Ye seul is lacking in the emotion department. Compared to the young Ji wan, they have a big discrepancy in personality too. Young Ji wan is like joyful, naughty girl while old Ji wan is more dull, although at certain times, sparky.
    I think young Kang Jin and old Kang Jin is also quite different. Young Kang Jin is quiet more genius potrayal. Old Kang Jin is more funnier, and cute.
    Maybe you would say that they evolved, or people changed but I still think it’s weird for me…

  36. 36 Petra

    Great job Javabeans .Thank you.
    KOSOO is gorgeous as ever. Song Jong Ho is doing good as TJ.

  37. 37 V

    Javabeans, once again thank you so much for your recaps!!! If it weren’t for your recaps each week, I wouldn’t be able to understand how the drama unfolds therefore be forced to wait to watch till the subtitles are completed. Thank you!!! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Cheers! :D

  38. 38 deannadsc

    ….am loving WISFC!!!
    merry Christmas, JB!!! pls. continue & never tire of writing your recaps & articles!!!
    …I LOVE DRAMABEANS!!!!

  39. 39 dieffe

    I think this is a nice story, even if I feel the main couple should interact more. I understand KJ and JW bond it’s all about their memories, but I wish to see more of them in the present. JW is almost always quiet and I can’t help but think that KJ affection for her is a lot more deeper than what she feels for him. I had hoped to see some bonding moments in their date, but KJ unfortunately had to go back to work.
    It’s been a long time since I watched a melodrama, but I find this quite interesting, though I’m worried for the (possible) tragedies ahead.
    I totally love Go Soo acting, but I have to agree with @Stephanie, KJ and JW are really different from their old selves, maybe too different? I don’t know, but KJ is so cute that I don’t mind this change :P
    I have to agree with those who aren’t completely convinced with HYS, I understand that JW is a broken girl…but come on, I wish to see her a bit happy (if possible) just like at the beginning of this episode.
    I also really like WJ, she has a great personality and I feel more in tune with her, than with JW. Because of how badly TJ treated her I can’t stand him, but I find myself intrigued by his personality :S
    Anyway, thanks for the recap! I’m looking foward to the 8th episode!

    *Merry Christmas to everyone!*

  40. 40 goldenlotus

    I’m so loving this and awaiting eps 8′s recap! Thanks JB & Merry Christmas!

  41. 41 eiko

    Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great time celebrating and remember to keep safe!

    As for Will It Snow For Christmas……it has left me cold and disappointed. The only actor hanging in there is Go Soo and I’m wondering about that now. :-(

  42. 42 pitapon

    hey^^

    thank you so much for the recaps
    i love wisfc
    and im just in love with ur site

    i want to write so many things now, but i wont because of my bad english LOL
    i just have to say that it is always refreshing to read your comment. you always pointed things out that i didnt realized
    i love all the actors so far…. they do a great job. i can completely understand every single figure

  43. 43 mean

    thanks JB for the recap!

    and Happy Holidays!!! :)

  44. 44 Ladymoonstone143

    Thanks Javabeans…I really love this drama. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  45. 45 Go Soo = Awesomeness

    I started this drama yesterday and I couldn’t stop watching! Now I’m all caught up! Go Soo is ridiculously good in this drama. I haven’t had time for a drama since BOF but what a great drama to come back to. This has so much potential and I hope they keep up these standards throughout the whole story. All the characters are complex and there’s that right amount of subplots.

    Go Soo is such a great bonus and IMO the anchor to the drama. He’s acting level is well above everyone else. He can show a lot of emotions through his eyes and it helps because it adds to a lot of the scenes. Even though the main female lead is not totally lame, I wish they could have cast her part better. Go Soo is overpowering her and this drama needs a good counterpart to achieve that magical balance. I wish they would have cast an equally attractive guy for Tae Joon’s part. Don’t get me wrong, his acting is good but he brings nothing to the good-looks department. Woo-jung just reminds me of a fish…a drunk fish?

    They seem like they are playing it cool when it comes to the mom’s health condition. Her exam sounds a bit suspicious and might lead to something more complicated and start revealing things in the past.

    I’m totally happy with this drama!!! Is it weird that I read JB’s recap first before I watch? JB’s recap is well written and makes me look for those unspoken feelings behind each scenes. It’s like reading notes before going to class. Thanks JB! Happy Holidays! Cheers! *holds up coffee cup*

  46. 46 karened

    I remember you saying how you didn’t really enjoy the previous generation bits, but I do. Actually, I find Jun Soo’s manner of speaking, his character, a lot like Kang Jin’s, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re related. XP

    And I can see how Tae Jun could have gotten so jealous of Kang Jin, he wouldn’t mind using underhand methods to win. Of course, that’s not saying that he did ordered for the tampering of files on Kang Jin’s computer. But, both woman he liked/loved had feelings for Kang Jin, and even in work Kang Jin was a growing threat.

    The preview really made ep 8 uncomfortable for me….Don’t feel like watching it cos the full blown melodrama seems to be starting from there.

  47. 47 D

    Merry Christmas everyone…

  48. 48 Jen

    My mom watched with me and we cried together. Haha.

  49. 49 funkster316

    Happy Holidays! I know I saw this already, I LOVE YOU javabeans! You rock my world! I am such an fan of your site. Cannot wait to see this episode! I count down the days til I watch each episode!

  50. 50 kate

    i want it to be a happy ending….

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