Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 15
by | August 5, 2010 | 165 Comments

Greetings from the North Pole! The girls called me up for a guest spot, so I gladly obliged, because they’ve both been really good this year. Also my reindeer are suing me, and they offered me some legal advice in exchange. I swear I really only ever used “mush” when we were in a big hurry, and yes, I sometimes refer to them as “doggies” or “horsies,” but now they’re suing me for emotional abuse, as well as violation of labor union laws. Never should’ve paid for Rudolph’s adult education classes. Anyone know a good lawyer?

Ahem, anyway…on with the recap!


President Hong collapses.

Madam Shin orders Gun-wook killed.

Gun-wook dies.

Tae-sung wishes Gun-wook dead. Oops. Mommy beat you to it.

Tae-ra and Jae-in pine away for Gun-wook.

Tae-sung’s hair gets insulted.

Tae-ra and Jae-in face off over dead Gun-wook.

They both find out his real identity.

Gun-wook’s lighter continues to haunt Madam Shin.

Gun-wook wakes up in a hospital. Aaaah! You’re supposed to be dead!


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165 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. CW


  2. dulcedeleche

    uhhhhhh did someone hack into javabeans blog?

  3. lailoken

    Wait WTF????? Who the hell is Santa???

  4. Nina

    best recap ever! love it! xD

    • 4.1 claudia

      i agree <3

  5. :D


  6. ockoala

    This is seriously THE FUNNIEST RECAP I have ever read on DB.

    Thank you, JB and GF, for your wicked sense of humor and total willingness to play along with a joke. 😀

    Tell Santa I can recommend a good labor and employment lawyer, but unfortunately the person may not be licensed to practice in the North Pole. If he can move the jurisdiction, then let’s talk.

  7. langdon813

    *Ho! Ho! Ho!*

    Thanks Santa! 😀

  8. seongsangnim

    wOw tnx Santa… early christmas gift..^_^

    do you have permission to write this from jb???

  9. czakhareina

    what that is it.. wow was hoping for more.. was excited from previous post where Taesung 1 will meet the president hong who greets him warmly…
    ahh that is just sad…

  10. 10 Imogene

    unfortunately, that pretty much nails it. nothing too complicated.

  11. 11 Phleebo

    LMAO funniest recap ever!!!

  12. 12 Infiniti512


  13. 13 Christy


    you gave me a good laugh =D

    thanks santa claus!

  14. 14 sunbae

    are you crazy or something???

  15. 15 Brittany

    That’s what I call short and sweet. lol

  16. 16 tado

    that is not funny man… I need a real clear recap!!!!!

  17. 17 hjkomo


    Glad I was forewarned to put on some Depends before reading this HILARIOUS recap. Thank you, Santa!!! 😛

    Sorry, I can’t help you with the legal advice…but I bet Dramabeaners could find a way to muster up help from some thestrals, should you need alternate labor. 😉

  18. 18 Remior

    I used to live in North Pole, Alaska (the place they send santa letters with the address “north pole” on it.) That’s how the crazies talked up there! Anywho, everybody on Bad Guy has lost their minds so, I think this post is befitting.

  19. 19 xmas in august


    For those of you who are confused: Yesterday’s Bad Guy thread

  20. 20 Kimchy

    LMAO!! Hilarious! It made me choke on my soup! lmao!! Loved it..but one time is enough though!

  21. 21 CG

    Uh, I hope you don’t recap any other drama series later on.

  22. 22 annie

    HAHA,. so funny

    And —- TO THE ENDING

  23. 23 sugarpunch

    LOL. i had a bad shock when i saw this!! but now that i’ve taken time to ease into this…… loving it! unfortunately, such shows take the longwinded way of telling their story. I don’t think i need any more than what u have given us, Santa!

  24. 24 nara

    GAH! Thanks Santa! but we want GF and JB back! come back!

  25. 25 Amg1

    O O
    And that’s what we get when we “pissed off” the “QUEEN OF THIS CASTLE”!!!! That was “Absolutely Brilliant”
    Thanks again for your hard work Lady’s !!!!! : O }

  26. 26 MEL

    SANTA CLAUS–no question you get around even though you’re a busy person–sure hope the case the reindeer has against you doesn’t get to court… Are you sure you’re the plaintiff, it’s not all those demanding humans who want their gifts on time and in one day at that. Well, I think you should countersue for for subversion… As in manipulation of the law… No doubt, you’ll probably have some really good lawyers lined up and ready to take your case…. Good luck, umm by the way, did you make sure the “mush” was fortified with all the B-vitamins, all natural supplements with whole grains and fiber with great taste–“each serving provides the recommended percentages of the GDA based on a 2,000 diet.”

    Thanks for such a to the point recap…. I’ll go watch it now… again, good luck on that case. ‘hope it gets thrown out of court… Hope to hear from you soon, hopefully your next recap will have more to it..

  27. 27 HsC1025

    Haha LMAO!!! This made my day =)

    –> Tae sung’s hair gets insulted…..kekekekekekeke

  28. 28 ockoala

    My favorite line in this brilliant recap: “Tae-sung’s hair gets insulted”

    That’s all I took away from watching this episode as well.

    @ tado

    You “need” something? Since it’s free, I suggest the following mantra “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.”

  29. 29 sweet synergy

    are you serious? or just lazy?

    I’m not new here but this is the fits time im reading a recap written by you.

    love it though. The next time you do another recap, don’t mind putting your name after the title, we’ll know who’s behind it… :-)

  30. 30 dannaluk

    thank you santa for making my life easier with all the skimming of bad guy recaps

  31. 31 djes

    So I don’t need to waste my HDD space for this drama? Because I actually plan to dl it after it ends…

  32. 32 brookeeve

    As far as legal advice:

    According to legend, your reindeer only have to work for one day out of the year, therefore working for a 24 hour period (assuming that you deliver only at night on Christmas Eve and that you do deliver worldwide) you have neither overworked them or underpaid them (if assumptions are that you are the only employer in your district and that they eat and have shelter for the other 364(5 during leap year) days during the year). Also, using words that boost morale such as “mush” have not stood up in court to this day as a qualifier for a hostile work environment. You might face a civil rights charge for incorrectly using the wrong species (horsies, doggies) while identifying them, however my advice to you would be to claim that you were in fact talking to the toys instead of them when you are asked why you would do such a thing in court. Another point, a person cannot sue for emotional abuse unless lasting damage can be proved by a court appointed psychiatrist, or in this case veterinarian. Don’t worry Santa, I think you’re safe.

    Other than that,
    OMG! Great review, I laughed, I cried, I laughed because I was crying, and then I read it again five times to make sure that I hadn’t just invented that.

  33. 33 ciaociao

    yep, that pretty much sums up the whoooooooole episode. xcept your recap took 2 seconds to read and the episode took 1 hour. oh how i wish i could rewind time and just have read your recap first. lololol.

    a couple of lines, hahaha, i bet this is how the scriptwriters explained the plot to the actors, and then action! E

  34. 34 Sunflowery


    yup, that is actually what happened.

  35. 35 hjkomo

    Btw, who mucks out the reindeer stalls? The elves? If so, I hope you have an inside agent…or good surveillance equipment…just in case the elves are conspiring to stage a coup. 😉

  36. 36 Santa

    @ brookeeve: Interesting, interesting. How much do you charge to represent a mythical figure? Does your firm do pro bono work? I don’t normally deliver presents to lawyers, but this year I might make an exception.

  37. 37 Ani

    @dulcedeleche That didn’t occur to me until you voiced it, but now I’m wondering the same.

    People, am I missing something here? Funny, but heartbreaking all the same. Is it okay for me to be pissed off right now? *Sigh* Oh well, I’m sure there is a really good reason for this, like Alien Abduction of jb and fri, or something of the sort. Or a more sensible reason is that jb and fri have lives too and need a reprieve every once in a while. Except, the drama addict in me needs some Tae-sung pictures and recaps in order to survive.

  38. 38 kfan13

    HAHAH…..Got the shock of my life when I read the post. So this is what happens when I don’t read the comments portion of previous episode ! Total loss of continuity….

    For what it’s worth, this shows how lame life would be without a narrative. I petition to bring girlfriday back.

  39. 39 Ani

    @kfan13: Thanks for the heads up. I knew this recapping style seemed awfully familiar. Tsk. And I’ll sign that petition if you plan on passing it over.

  40. 40 Kiwi

    This is way better, spare us the pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I should have give up this drama before it kills

  41. 41 ginnie

    Thank you for the LOL moment.

  42. 42 kez

    This cracked me up!
    Very funny, Santa!

  43. 43 SunsetSeashells

    Hi there Santa, gave me quite a shock when I first saw your name after the title. Then gave me an even bigger one after reading the recap hahaha. Simple and straight forward, now could you please rewind time and give me back my hours and emotional investment into this drama? I am simply too confused. Oh and please call JB and GF back asap. Thanks! Good luck with the reindeers. :)

  44. 44 Laica


    Santa, you should do this more often. JB and GF deserve the break – and those nasty commenters deserve to be deprived of the recaps they take so lightly.

    Love you guys, fighting! 😉

  45. 45 kay

    LOL love this. i’m glad you included the part about taesung getting his hair insulted :)

  46. 46 shu

    wow. that is short..

  47. 47 gracey

    this is about the best i’ve ever seen santa put on his groove. love it love it, bravaa

  48. 48 Snikki

    Haha! You don’t bite the hand that feeds you… is something like what happened here.

    I’m glad the shipping war over at Coffee House didn’t result to something like this.

  49. 49 sweet synergy

    whats with the last photo? can somebody please explain…

  50. 50 orangelauren

    Thanks for the mid-year present, Santa (I’m sure Girlfriday had something to do with it). Sometimes shorter is sweeter, and this was DEFINITELY one of those times.
    I know this is a drama, but if the plot goes around in circles and there’s more needless drama, I’m going to have to take everybody out except for the two Tae-sungs so they can adorably eat ice cream with no crazy witch out to get them.

  51. 51 raye

    wow…..thanks santa!

    this is hilarious stuff! i appreciate your efforts to do such a great recap since you’re so busy with your reindeer union troubles~~

    good luck with getting a good lawyer!
    maybe you could get the lawyers from I Am Legend to help out~!

    **for those of you who are confused, see the comments (#55 and beyond) for the recap of Bad Guy Episode 14

  52. 52 brookeeve


    Most law firms have a specified number of pro bono hours that they are required to do by law, and that’ll only get you some kids fresh out of law school. However, as they are kids and you are… well… you, I think that they will definitely take your case and give it their full effort.

    Other than that, as a mythical creature you do of course qualify as a minority, especially if, as the oldest Santa legends have it, you are of Turkish background. The NAACP has many highly paid lawyers that loooooove to take minority cases, although if you happen to be on the outs with them politically due to whatever reason, the Hebrew and Christian Alliance happens to be fond of you and other Christmas and Easter related minorities. They haven’t teamed up since the famous Amish private school case, but for you I’m sure they’d do a reunion tour.

    And I’m still in school, not quite a lawyer.:P

  53. 53 orangy911

    LMAO….pretty much sums up the episode

    UGH I’m just so frustrated with this drama. It has good music, looks beautiful, is edited well, and has actresses/actors that can actually act (even though Han Ga In is kinda ehhh). But the writing. OMG. Just shoot me. I always feel bad for actors/actresses that get dragged to hell and back because the writers aren’t competent. T_T

  54. 54 Sobia

    Wait, what, Santa is a kdrama fan too?

    I guess he likes Winter Sonata and Will It Snow for Christmas, obvs.

    Anyway, Santa, you’ve got a cool gig up there in the North Pole already… Please bring back girlfriday and Javabeans! I’ve been a good girl…

  55. 55 missy

    aw i missed your conclusions and theories section. though this is a humorous recap. its the cutest

  56. 56 FasirisFay

    LOL- shortest recap ever!

  57. 57 LaLaLaLa

    I love this recap
    But i miss the pictures and theories XD

  58. 58 Liz

    Nice! Love it!

  59. 59 leslie

    santa please bring back jb and gf….

    i know that some of the comments are sometimes rude and out of place but more people really admires them and waits every minute or even every second to see if the recaps is posted already I myself open my laptop 24/7 if the recaps are already been posted but i don usually post a comment because i just want to read their recaps i feel my days are incomplete without them i’ve been reading jb recap ever since 2007 witch yoo hee “Hide Your Bunnies???” see i can still remember thats jb recycled humor in personal taste that’s why can you please bring them back and edit this post i really want to know their opinions and recap in this episode ….

    i really feel sad because i really love how JB and GF do their recaps….

    please bring them back

  60. 60 ptp321

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Best recap EVER!!!! Short and bittersweet….actually….probably not short enough! LOL!!!!

  61. 61 more




  62. 62 Ning

    I can’t stop smiling after reading this for half-an-hour!

    Santa in August is sure cranky, whats with the union problem and heat wave nowadays…

  63. 63 more



  64. 64 thunderbolt

    Not watching BG (yet), but this is priceless. Muahaha! Wish everyone had your sense of humor.

  65. 65 Kathy

    My favorite quote from Santa: “Aaaah! You’re supposed to be dead!”

    Now now, you’re Santa! You’re a revered mythical figure! You shouldn’t be saying something like that. The kids who try so hard to be nice will be so disappointed in you! Gotta keep up the image, POPS!

    And onto the recap – LOVE IT! Succinct and to the point. However, I do prefer JB’s and GF’s recaps. So sorry, Santa. As much as I like your writing style, I want to hear a human voice.

  66. 66 zaha

    That made me lol so hard. Although it IS essentially what happened; just without all of the fluffy details.

  67. 67 rapsodie

    I think you have a misunderstanding about santas origin. Its Saint Nicolas who was from Turkey but he wasn’t a native, he was a priest who did missionairy work in Turkey. And He returned to and lives in Spain and comes around december 6 every year to give presents to the children.

    Who Santa (Claus) is is a big mystery?

    And I kind of like those long wordy lyrical ironic cynical headnailing critical funny etc…recaps.

    Regarding this recap i’m a bit dissapointed only because its short, otherwise it naild the episode well.

  68. 68 rain

    Thank you santa
    JB &GF where are you?
    come back please

  69. 69 MEL

    Oh no… Santa, it’s okey, you’re getting attacked not just by your reindeer but the Bad Guys fans too… it’s okey, maybe next time will be better…. Don’t forget my gift this coming X’mas okey… I”ll be good…

  70. 70 rapsodie

    Ooh Ooh ,
    another thing, do you think santa read al these comments, and is he laughing in his sleeve ( or beard whatever you like) or is he laughing outloud HO HO HO
    or is it HA HA HA

  71. 71 Barbara

    Thanks for a good laugh, Santa.

  72. 72 pinkked

    what kind of recap is this!

  73. 73 K4Ice4Thu

    Santa, I <3 you for a very blunt but awesome recap bwahahaha..come back every once in a while for fun XDD

    To JB & GF, you gals keep on rocking the recaps! Always look forward to reading your thoughts and dissection of everything.
    *sends you both baskets of cookies*

  74. 74 asdfghj

    woww…this is really disappointing..this is probably the stupidest recap i’ve ever read.

  75. 75 catyeo

    Love your recap, Santa! Short, sweet and to the point. : )

  76. 76 leslie

    “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We ‘keep moving forward’, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious…and curiousity keeps leading us down new paths.”

  77. 77 sajor

    thanks santa!

    but we miss javabeans and girlfriday!

  78. 78 rainerust

    LOL! …I couldn’t stop laughing. For a minute. In office.

    For a second, I almost thought I’d clicked into the wrong post, and double-checked. Then I went back to the comments page of Episode 14 (whoa, things blew up after I left!) and boy, I know we all have different perspectives on dramas and all that, but why do people insist on not being civil about presenting their opinions to the writer(s) of this blog, I will never fully comprehend.

    Hey, Santa, if you’re hanging around the North Pole and thinking about delivering presents, d’you mind sending my boss back? She’s there to see the polar bears while we sit watching the work pile up over here…I promise to try and find some really awesome pro-bono employment and labour lawyers for your reindeer problem!!

    *psst – good going GF & DB 😉

  79. 79 lettuce

    ROFL!! Santa, you rock!!! Awesome summarizing skills.

    but please don’t do this to us on the final episode! Now I’m off to episode 14 comments to read all the drama I missed.

  80. 80 splgt001

    HAHAHAHAH.. I read this review at the auto shop waiting for my car to be fixed. Bad idea. I laughed so hard I freaked people out…and to make it worse I kept giggling non-stop.

    I love Santa, GF and JB. Great sense of humour <3

    Dramabeans Rules!!

  81. 81 Lemon


  82. 82 Lahlita

    Oh my God, I am DYING!!! Laughed for five minutes and had to hang up on my mother who now knows I was multitasking her. 😀 I read the asshattery that occurred in the previous comments section (oh my God, rude!!!), but never did I think that Santa would actually make another appearance. HAH!

    Poor Tae-sung’s hair. It must be so sad.

    @ Girlfriday & Javabeans:

    *fangirling!* Are we BFFs yet? It occurred to me that you and I may not yet be BFFs (since we don’t actually know each other), which is bull! I need you to rectify that situation immediately so we can start having slumber parties where we watch K-dramas starring Gong Yoo and Kang Ji-hwan, and crush on noona-killers, and braid each other’s hair because this? WAS AWESOME!!!

    As for the poster who started this brouhaha, I hope she got the recap she wanted. In the meantime, please send Santa away and come back to us. After this awesomeness, I defy anyone to mess with y’all ever again.

  83. 83 Jodasg

    U gals are so funnie. Though I do not agree everything in your recaps but hey, everyone is entitled to have their own thoughts. Besides, u spent so much time to do recaps so it is still very much appreciated.

    Hope that Santa does not make its guest appearance too often. 😛

  84. 84 maureen

    Love it Santa keep up the good work! Love the recap!

  85. 85 asianromance

    pure awesomeness!

  86. 86 takekane

    GF and JB, please come back for BG 16 and 17…

  87. 87 Jo

    This…kind of ruined everything for me.

  88. 88 Meru

    What a truly enlightening recap!

  89. 89 kaedejun



    (and thanks xmas in august for providing the link to the heated comments section – it definitely made things have more sense.)

    (oh and i’m assuming that when he wakes up in the hospital, it’s actually the stunt double, and not KNG?!)

  90. 90 jons

    What? Lol. I was expecting a great reaction grin jb but this was so funny

  91. 91 amhrancas


    I think I quite possibly died reading this (but like GW, not really!!)

    I had to go back to 14 and catch up on the comments, because apparently the ~DRAMA~ came in shortly after I left, but now that I’ve caught up I can only say: WELL PLAYED, INDEED.

    JB and GF, you guys are amazing, and I completely appreciate all the hours upon hours that the both of you -and your guest recappers- pour into these recaps, most especially for the personalized/human elements of the commentary.

  92. 92 asha

    seriously, this brings me out on my lurker mode! Short and sweet indeed! …best laught ever! Hope to see you on the next recap …(but hopefully note everyday..ahahahh!)

    ..anyways, thanks to all who maintain this blog! You rock! Salute!

  93. 93 brookeeve


    I have heard the theory you mentioned of Santa’s origins, and as he is a mythical creature can’t we agree that he has multiple origins? Haven’t you heard of the one where he’s Norwegian? And according to the Catholic diocese, as he is the patron saint of sailors, children, and unmarried women, don’t you think that it’s possible that he could be from more than one place and combined into one mythical legend?

    I used the origin story of Turkey (the one where he is a rich merchant who happens to walk by a poor cottage where three unmarried sisters are crying because they have no dowry and so he throws gold coins into the laundry hung by the chimney) because it supported my theory of his being a minority. In Law School, you learn that actual facts are not as important as what you can prove, and as I wanted to prove that he was a minority I used that story.

    I hope that this helps you out!

  94. 94 crazedlu

    that.. was magic. loved the recap. i dig myself some javabeans and girlfriday, but this drama was just getting too -_-; for me. can’t wait for the end.

  95. 95 OneHitWonder

    I’ve never posted before, but I just can’t help myself today. Recently, I have been working late hours trying to finish this stupid presentation, so I was a little delirious when I read this recap (which I found so confusing that I decided to read the comment thread to figure out what was going on). When I figured everything out, I laughed; I cried; I realized I’ve gone crazy. Now, I feel compelled to voice my support for Girlfriday. What can I say, you make me giggle like a school girl…(Although, I guess, technichally speaking, I am a schoolgirl)

  96. 96 jamieguo

    Perhaps we could have Santa’s take in the upcoming recaps as well?

  97. 97 movall


    Thank you Santa, really love the gift, but please bring back JBs and GF,…

  98. 98 Naokii

    bahahaha, LOVED THIS. <3. i can't stop laughing. (x
    i normally never post, but this made my day.

  99. 99 HappyEndings

    uh…..Did I miss something?
    I had to read this twice before finally believing it. :)

    But I was really looking forward to JB’s or GF’s LONG summary of this episode. Bad Guy is getting boring so I can’t bring myself to watch it, so I was counting on their recap. Hopefully, they’ll do the last to episodes.

    But thanks!!! It put a smile on my face… ‘Tae-sung’s hair gets insulted.’

  100. 100 Jenju


    This. made. my. life.

    I actually had to scroll back up and then down again just to makes sure my eyes weren’t playing a trick on me.

    I LOVE it. I mean, when you guys strike… you strike with style.

    Is it okay if I write you guys down as my inspirations/role models? I agree with the poster that said that the haters got the recap they wanted and now should be deprived of the recaps they take for granted.

    The recaps on DB make my life and my opinion make the entire drama watching experience a THOUSAND times better.

    Don’t know what you got till it’s gone, huh?

    DB, GF, JB Fighting!!

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