Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 14
by | September 24, 2010 | 239 Comments

Episode 13’s game-changer was a tough act to follow for sure, and I was a little worried that we’d sap all the dramatic tension out of the story once all the rules went out the window. Thankfully, the dramatic tension still abounds, but sadly, it means that the old rules just get replaced with new ones. As it turns out though, it doesn’t much matter what the macguffin is, since these characters, without fail, make me laugh out loud and clutch my heart as they race toward the finish line. Get ready for the angst, people. It’s a-comin’.


After the epic tears-falling, fox-bead-exchanging kiss, they check on each other in relief, thinking they’ve beat the odds. Dae-woong smiles as he says they’re fine…and then slumps unconscious in Mi-ho’s arms.

Byung-soo helps rush him to the hospital, where he and Mi-ho watch helplessly as Dae-woong gets carted into the emergency room. Dong-joo the Lovejoy Killer shows up just to point out that her choice was a stupid one. Yeah, that’s not helping right now.

Mi-ho gets called to Dae-woong’s room, and she walks cautiously with each step. She sees Dae-woong lying there, almost dead, and decides she’s got to give the fox bead back. Dong-joo stops her, saying that it’s too late, and there’s nothing she can do. He holds her firmly by the hand.

Just then, Dae-woong stirs awake. The first thing he says? “Let go of that hand.” HA. Nothing like jealousy to bring a guy back from the brink of death.

He tells Dong-joo to let go of Mi-ho’s hand because he’s perfectly fine, and that fortune tellers have always told his grandfather that Dae-woong would live till 120. He figures he’s still got 50 good years left in the aftermath of the ki-halving. Heh.

Dong-joo walks away defeated for now, wondering to himself if his course has now been changed by one human being’s decision. “One person’s decision…for another person.” He thinks back to Dae-woong’s declaration at the airport and the choices they made for love, which are earth-shattering to Dong-joo’s worldview. I do adore the idea that their love is something that changes a thousand-year-old being’s view of love and sacrifice.

Mi-ho worries, but Dae-woong insists he’s fine. He checks on her, but the fox bead’s keeping her safe. She wonders if it’ll end up re-growing the four tails she’s lost. Dae-woong pulls her close (Swoon.) and says that he was cool with her being a gumiho, so he’s fine with an oh-miho (oh = five). God, how cute are you?

They worry that traveling to China will be hard on them, so they decide to use the hospital visit as an excuse to earn some time from Director Ban. Mi-ho pats her tummy, telling the fox bead to be safe in there…

Which is of course right when Grandpa, Aunt Min-sook, and Byung-soo arrive on the other side of the curtain. Grandpa demands to know what “bead” they’re talking about. Dae-woong freaks out at first, not knowing how to explain his way out of this one…until Grandpa finishes the sentence for him. “How can you not tell me about my great-grandchild?”

HAHAHAHA. The look on Dae-woong’s face goes from scared to WTF, as he realizes that Grandpa thinks they’re talking in cutesy terms about their unborn child. He tries to convince them that she’s not pregnant, but nobody believes him. When Grandpa insists they go get Mi-ho examined by a doctor right away to be sure, Dae-woong steps in front of her, and announces, “It’s true. She’s…carrying my bead.” Hahaha. Oh my god, this gag coming out of nowhere cracks me up.

Grandpa shoves Dae-woong aside to hug Mi-ho in delight, while Byung-soo claps and Aunt Min-sook silently judges.

Dong-joo and Hye-in commiserate on the state of affairs. Hye-in can’t believe that Dae-woong would risk his life that way—that’s not the Dae-woong she knows. Dong-joo says that he must’ve changed because he met someone who was willing to give all of herself…and so he became that kind of person too. Yeah, thanks for that. Steal a recapper’s thunder, why don’t you. That’s MY job, the commentary, thank you very much.

He does add one tidbit of gloom and doom: he doesn’t know what will happen, since Mi-ho still has his blood in her system. Good to know all the dramatic tension hasn’t vanished with the kiss.

Grandpa declares that Mi-ho is to stay at the house from now on, what with the “bead” to take care of. Dae-woong will stay for a few days and then head to China, and Grandpa plans to look after Mi-ho while he’s gone. They head upstairs to Dae-woong’s room, and Mi-ho looks up at him expectantly, “Are we…staying together…in one room?”

He perks up at the implication of sex, but Mi-ho starts to shake her head. She’s already taken half of his ki—she can’t take any more. Dae-woong reasons that she’s taken half and he’s fine, so he thinks it’ll be okay to take some more. She shakes her head no. Too dangerous. Dae-woong and I both sigh.

Dae-woong: “I wasn’t even thinking about that.” Mi-ho: “I think about it…a lot.” Pwahaha. I love her. He starts to pout, and Mi-ho says they’ll have to wait out the hundred days to be sure that it’s safe.

She tells him he has to be patient, and he counters that she’ll be the one who has to be patient, since she’s the one always jumping him. Heh. Even she can’t argue with that. In order to keep her mind off of mating, she kicks him out of his own room.

Aunt Min-sook calls Director Ban to thank him for giving Dae-woong some time off, and I don’t even know what else they’re saying because I’m laughing so hard at him wearing his Kill Bill tracksuit. It turns out that Min-sook’s true source of angst isn’t in judging Mi-ho, but in becoming a grandmother before ever becoming someone’s wife or mother.

Hye-in drowns her sorrows in beer, and then makes a rash decision to send Aunt Min-sook the picture of Mi-ho’s tail, telling her to keep an eye on her. It does make me laugh how ineffectual this second lead is.

Mi-ho starts to feel feverish in the middle of the night, and Dong-joo notes in the presence of his visual aid, the half/half mystical sandglass of ki, that if the fox bead and human essence can mix safely within her…she might end up half-human like him.

She wakes up, eyes glowing blue and possessed by the fox bead’s voracious hunger for human ki. She steals into Dae-woong’s room, getting handsy till he stirs awake. She gets on top of him and leans in close, “Let’s share our ki.” Whoa. Hubba-hubba. Startled, Dae-woong scoots back and reminds her that they have to be patient. But he sees her blue eyes and realizes that she’s under the influence of the fox bead.

She ends up chasing him around the room, wanting to mate. (Seriously, how hilarious and awesome is it that I get to write that sentence?) Dae-woong hears his aunt looking for them, so he tries to get Mi-ho to calm down. She starts getting angry about losing four of her tails, so Dae-woong thinks quickly and grabs one of his aunt’s fur coats (made of fox tails, of course) and that’s enough to calm Mi-ho down and put her to sleep.

He carries her back into his room, now that she’s asleep and back to her normal self. As he puts her down, she wakes up, and seeing Dae-woong above her, she jumps up and pushes him off the bed. Hahaha. She yells at him, thinking he couldn’t even wait one night, and chastises him for letting a gumiho beat him in the waiting game.

Dae-woong sets her straight, reminding her that she’s the one who came to his room wanting to share her ki. She doesn’t remember, but Dae-woong brushes it off as a side effect of getting her bead back, and says that he’ll look after her.

And then he sits by her bedside, watching her sleep.

Mi-ho: Woong-ah, what if I change like that, every single day?
Dae-woong: Then every single day…I’ll watch over you.

Aw. Seriously. AW. He holds her hand and tells her everything’s going to be okay.

The next morning, there’s no meat at the breakfast table, and Mi-ho’s eyes turn blue, as she starts zombie-chanting for meat. Dae-woong sees it in time and leads her away, covering her eyes.

He asks if she’s okay, but then she looks down at Ddoong-ja, chanting, “Meat, meat…” NO! Don’t eat the dog! Seriously, move her out of there before she eats your dog in a fit of fox-bead-induced hunger! Aunt Min-sook comes by so he holds her close, pretending to play games with her, which of course makes his aunt want to vomit from the cute.

Dae-woong decides that they’ll have to tell Grandpa the truth and move back into the loft, and goes to see Dong-joo to ask about Mi-ho’s condition. He doesn’t like that he has to be there, but he knows that Dong-joo will know more about her state, and tells him that he doesn’t care if she goes back to the way she was, as long as she can live.

Dong-joo says he doesn’t know anymore either. What he does know is that she’s got half human ki and half gumiho ki inside her, while the blood of a half-human that could kill both, runs through her veins. Well that’s a whole lot of mystical mumbo jumbo mixing around a girl’s insides.

Dong-joo tells him that if the two kis can mix properly, then she’ll become a half-human, like him, and his blood will stop killing her. If they don’t, then she’ll die. Aw, man. I KNEW IT, Show. I knew you were going to throw away one road for her to die and just put another one back in its place.

Dae-woong asks for a way to be sure. Dong-joo tells him that on the 55th day, the fifth death will come. If she doesn’t lose a tail, then his blood will have stopped killing her. If she does, then by the end of the hundred days, she’ll surely die.

After taking a family picture, Dae-woong tells Grandpa the truth, leaving him devastated. In getting back to their loft, they leave a wake of disappointed people, making Mi-ho feel guilty that she’s made everyone in Dae-woong’s life mad at him. He assures her that it’s not because of her, but she isn’t convinced.

Byung-soo wonders why Dae-woong made up such a backwards lie (because most people would lie that they weren’t pregnant), and asks if he’s really going to marry Mi-ho within the year. He reminds him of his dream to live like Brad Pitt (haha), but Dae-woong responds that he’s got to live twice the life in half the time, so he’s got none to waste. What a great distance you’ve traveled since your days as a lifelong serial slacker.

Dong-joo comes by on the 55th day, to remind Dae-woong of the stakes. Dae-woong shoots back that he knows what day it is, without Dong-joo having to come here to point it out. This pair being at odds is so great because it’s not just jealousy and bravado, but those things infuse all the life-and-death talk with lots of character nuance.

Dae-woong comes home and frets over Mi-ho, declaring that “they” have to mix well so “it” stops. Mi-ho doesn’t understand what he’s saying, so she thinks he means that she has to stop changing into her gumiho form. He just begs her to hold on till the hundred days are over, and to stay an oh-miho.

That night, he watches over her from his balcony as she sleeps. She darts awake in the middle of the night and runs to the bathroom. He runs over to the door to see if she’s okay, but she comes out smiling…she’s lost another tail. She beams, thinking this means that she’s still on her way to becoming human, but Dae-woong’s heart drops a thousand feet.

He sits outside, processing the truth—she’s dying.

Mi-ho wonders if she’s made him worry, but he can’t tell her anything, (Gah, WHY?) so he rushes off to meet Dong-joo. They meet on a rooftop…to battle it out for her heart? No, just a pretty place to meet. Dae-woong asks for a way to stop it, to keep her from dying.

Dong-joo tells him the one way that she can be saved: Dae-woong has to leave her side. What? WHAT, now? Show…we were doing so well. So. Well. Don’t turn into Cancer on me now. Don’t do it. Don’t turn into Noble Cancer Death, complete with Forced Separation For Your Own Damn Good I Swear.

Dong-joo tells him that the two kis are having a hard time mixing because Mi-ho is still holding on to her hope of becoming human. Oh, really? You sure do know a lot about her new condition all of a sudden, Emo Boy. He says that the only way for her to live through this is to give up that dream and the life she was planning with Dae-woong. Should we be trusting this guy? Where’s the exposition goblin when you need him?

Dae-woong declares that he doesn’t care what Mi-ho is, gumiho or whatever else, and she knows it too. He can’t believe that they’ve gone from only-one-survives, to separate-to-survive. Yeah, me neither, buddy. He can’t accept that the only way for them both to live…is to be apart.

Dong-joo points out that this is his own doing, since Dae-woong is the one who made the decision, universe be damned, to find a way for both of them to survive. This is the consequence. Damn it, Dae-woong! You messed with the Universe! Now look what you did. But the sharing of the kis, the meeting halfway—it was so poetic, so perfect. This can’t be the consequence!

Dong-joo tells him to weigh his decision carefully. He adds that if Dae-woong leaves, he’ll take his place by Mi-ho’s side and teach her how to live in this world, as someone like him. Oh. No. You. Di’n’t, Dog Teacher.

Dae-woong heads home to find Mi-ho waiting for him, and she continues to be excited at the prospect of losing all her tails and becoming human. Dae-woong tries to tell her that he’s happy the way they are now. “Can’t you just stay like this, by my side?” But she tells him not to give up on her becoming human. Which is why you should TELL HER. If it’s just a state of mind, then wouldn’t knowing that human = death compel her to want the other thing?

He tells her that she’ll grow old and die, but she wants to do all those things, with him. He realizes that with him by her side, she’ll never give those things up, and he could never ask her to.

Dae-woong stays up watching her sleep that night, knowing what he has to do. He comes down and takes her hand, holding it lovingly, tears forming in his eyes. He kisses it ever so sweetly as he holds back his tears. Gah. Okay, I will concede. The plot shift is not my favorite, but for a bout of angst from Dae-woong? It might be worth it.

The next morning he takes Mi-ho for a drive, and she asks brightly if they’re taking a trip. Don’t go to the ocean! Nope, not a trip. Oh, whew. To Grandpa’s house, then? Nope, not there either. Then where? To Dong-joo…oh crap.

Mi-ho asks why they’re going there, which is when Dae-woong starts his rehearsed breakup speech. With tears welling up, he tells her that he’s not okay with it anymore—the changing, the following him around, the having to lie to everyone in his life. He uses her gumiho-possessions as an excuse to say that it scares him, and that he can’t do it anymore.

Mi-ho immediately says that she’ll stop all of it; she’ll do anything. Ack! Someone, make the bleeding heart stop.

He pulls over and tells her to get out. He grits his teeth and deals the final blow: he’s grown attached to her, but now there’s no guarantee that she’ll ever be human, and he can’t go on like this. He asked her to leave once and she did; he asks her to leave quietly again, because he can’t stand to see her anymore. I really don’t know who to be more heartbroken over right now.

Mi-ho stands there in the street, shell-shocked as Dae-woong drives off. Once inside the car, he starts to cry as he leaves her behind, her reflection growing smaller in his rearview mirror.

Mi-ho tries to convince herself that Dae-woong is just having a hard time, and that it’ll all be better if she tries harder. Oh my god, you’re breaking my heart pieces into even smaller pieces right now.

Dae-woong starts pounding soju, and Byung-soo tries to stop him. He grabs the bottle back, saying:

Dae-woong: I have to lose my mind. There’s no way she’ll leave in one go. She’ll come back, and when she does, I have to completely lose it, and act like a crazy bastard.

Gaaaah, I mostly hate Noble Idiots, but you’re starting to win me over, Angsty Dae-woong. Your motives are pure and you wear your heart on your sleeve, so I can’t help but be all melty.

Mi-ho runs into Hye-in who doesn’t say anything new, but lays it on thick about her being a monster, kicking her while she’s down. When she gets home, Dae-woong is already there, passed out. Byung-soo tells her that he drank because he’s having a hard time over something, and tells her to take good care of him.

When he wakes up in the morning, Mi-ho greets him eagerly. He tries to be gruff with her, but she’s her adorable self, reminding him that she’s like super glue—did he really think he’d get rid of her that easily? But he can’t chicken out now. He declares that if she isn’t going to leave then he will, and walks out.

She stops him, asking to go with him, pleading to just be angry if he’s angry, and do whatever he likes, just as long as she can stay by his side. He falters for a second at her words, but regains his composure, and tells her that he doesn’t see her the same way anymore, because he knows her true nature.

Mi-ho: “Then what do you see me as?” His lips quiver and angry tears form, hating himself as the words come out: “A monster.”

Ooof. That was a sucker punch, Show. That hurt. But I appreciate that you went to the dark place—if we’re gonna go, let’s go all the way.

Dae-woong runs as fast as his legs will carry him, as Mi-ho watches from the rooftop. She starts to cry as she watches him leave her, and rain comes pouring down. Dae-woong stops in his tracks when it starts to rain, and he stands there soaking wet, crying as he feels her tears fall from the sky.

One month later, Dae-woong returns from China with the rest of the cast and crew, having completed the overseas shoot. He arrives home at Grandpa’s house and unpacks, sighing as he takes out his couple ring, now kept in a box. His heart sinks as he says it’s already the 88th day. Aw, he’s kept count.

He goes to Dong-joo’s vet office, but finds that it’s been closed for a while now. He muses that they really must’ve picked up and moved somewhere far.

Mi-ho gets stopped by someone in the street, and we see that she isn’t wearing her ring either. When asked her name, she turns and says, “Park Sun-joo,” with a smile.


I don’t usually fall for the mega-angst. Mostly because I traded my heart once for a mystical bead and when I wanted it back, the gypsy said no. But MY GOD, I’m so riveted by the angst, and I’m not even entirely sure why. I usually hate the noble idiot, and the forced separation. Okay, I still hate the forced separation, but I’m willing it go with it because it makes for some great moments of heightened drama, and we’ve already fast-forwarded past the separation period. And perhaps it helps that this noble idiot is played by Lee Seung-gi. But I don’t think that’s it. (Or all of it.)

Granted that the supernatural rule-changing is more than a little clumsy (such a crutch that Dong-joo just knows everything), but within this world, the rules are the fabric of the story. They’re not artificial conflicts, because the heightened premise allows for these do-or-die scenarios. But more importantly, the emotions are organic to the characters. They’re swept along by this larger-than-life dilemma, and Destiny is no longer an abstract idea—it’s an actual obstacle for the couple, to battle the universe and to make their own fate. And that? Is gripping, and heartbreaking, and beautiful.

What I hate is when characters do this sort of thing without sufficient reason to do so, just for the sake of angst. In those cases, Angst is the driver and the characters get taken for the ride. But here, the reason is still life-and-death. It’s not as compelling a dynamic as one-must-die-for-the-other-to-live, but it’s still high-stakes, which is what matters, narratively. Here the characters and their organic emotions are the driver, and Angst is along for the ride. And so am I.


239 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. soni


  2. xiaoSxin

    OH. MY. GOD. The episode that rocked my world.

    LEE SEUNG GI. You made me cry a river.

  3. pv

    Ahhhhhhh…..Thank you so much. (=

  4. Jobz

    Wow. Somehow I feel like they’re gonna pull a Lana and Clark ending on us. I really hope I’m wrong since I’m also rooting for a good ending.

  5. Everiell

    thanks much. mwah!

  6. Jenju


    I have been waiting for this all day hehehe.

    The angst is killing me. I think this is an example of when angst is done right…

    because when it’s done like the HS are doing it then we actually feel along with the characters instead of just yelling at the screen.

    I was yelling at the screen but I was crying along with MH and DW too.

    Well done angst makes the viewers feel the pain.

  7. booba


  8. missthiri

    Oh my… i thought i had enough tears for ep 13. I just brawled for the last 20 minutes of ep 14. thanks show… now, i m going for another tissue.

    Good job Seung Gi. U shined in both episode as much as MinA; probbably outshine minAh in certain scenes.

    At first i felt like it was not a cliffhanger ending; yet, i m curious how miho has been living all along.

    I don’t think No Min Woo is drop dead gorgeous, but i have to say i like him a lot better lately in later episodes. I like him in suits too… Cute with skinny leg pants 😉

    Can’t wait for next week. 🙁 it’s the final 2 episodes. I am sooooo going to miss this show…

  9. lemonie

    i need a happy ending. THis show has been driving me nuts

    But they have such a brilliant cast and thanks girl friday for writing a brilliant recap

  10. 10 Ace

    Thanks Girlfriday!
    Aw, this episode made me cry. Dae-woong, you are the coolest boyfriend…

  11. 11 FANY

    GOSH! LSG crying scene in the car and leaving the building scene make me cry like mad. i’m feeling for him. he really act with his heart with all his red eyes… teary forms… then.. puah! tears started falling down.

    i have a feeling that DJ lied that MH will die after 55th day if she lost another tail of hers, forcing DW to leave her. DW theory doesn’t make sense to me..

    • 11.1 xiaoSxin

      You know I was thinking of the same thing.. maybe DJ lied to DW about MH dying even if she lost her 5th tail.

      DJ did mention something like “Maybe there is an opportunity…” I’m not really sure because my Korean is really poor.

      Maybe her gumiho self is the only one dying, but since she still has half of DW’s ki, then she can live as a human.

      • 11.1.1 hunterbear

        oh DJ is a definite liar. I wish they hadn’t made him so evil though. It did seem like he was waiting for an opening so he could be with MiHo, and thus a part of Gildal herself. If he loved her so much why doesn’t he house the bead himself? He can give her the half human side of him. Selfish Jerk!

        • monchaichan

          yeah i agree at DJ is making up crap so he can be with MH. too bad he can’t take the bead and die cos he’s a “phantom” or something.

    • 11.2 Osi

      Yes, I also think the same.
      Dong joo is such a big liar.

    • 11.3 I love MGiaG

      I think miho lied to daewoong. I didn’t watch the actual ep yet but when grlfrdy’s recap said that miho ran to the bathroom and came out to sayher tail was gone, I think she was lying to dw so that she can please him cuz he said things that miho misunderstood.. Cuz why would she need to go to the bathroom when her tail’s disappearing? Buuuuttttt, miho doesn’t lie, so my theory is flawed :/

      • 11.3.1 Sally

        No, I watched the episode. It shows her going into the bathroom, and the camera follows her. Her tails really don’t appear.

  12. 12 maez

    well at least we know she’s in korea. or at least i think so.

  13. 13 hunterbear

    Oh man girlfriday, you pulled a number on this one.

    “Yeah, thanks for that. Steal a recapper’s thunder, why don’t you. That’s MY job, the commentary, thank you very much.”

    Hah! You should tell liar-liar-pants-on-fire-douche-dogteacher to suck it. I love your tone towards evil emo boy.

    I hate the angst. I hate the separation. Can’t it be wednesday already when DW decides to grovel for miho all over again?

  14. 14 Haina

    I really don’t want this show to end! This episode really tugged at my heart.

  15. 15 sweetmikhaella

    still crying……

  16. 16 outofcontrol

    Gosh. What a roller coaster ride.

    • 16.1 outofcontrol

      OH, and thanks very much for not making us wait too long for the recap, girl friday. We really really really really really appreciate it!

  17. 17 thirteen

    I think Dong-joo is a liar and that his magical blood killed off her tails and his human blood will complete her transformation in 100 days.

  18. 18 joyjude

    and now we’re heading into the climax. but i love all the planting and pay-offs of the motifs used in this drama. the rain, the rings, even in this episode, where she mi-ho was called monster twice. the first, just hurts. the second, shattering. gosh.

  19. 19 ikarit

    I hated this ep so hard. Why why whyyyyy did they have to separate? And the things he said! I felt like my heart was the one breaking instead of Mi-ho’s!

    This show did so well in the past at creating drama and instead of letting misunderstandings cause ridiculous angst, clearing things up quickly. So now I will trust you, show, and believe you will give me two absolutely awesome final eps that might make me cry, but also make me really happy.

  20. 20 Carinne

    I’m falling, way, way, behind on this show. I’m not ready to weep like a baby. Oh, so sad to read this chapter.

  21. 21 Melissa

    I still think he should have told Miho!

  22. 22 jenknight18


  23. 23 heejung

    Thanks for the recap girlfriday~~!!

    But one thing that strikes me as suspicious is Emo-hair’s supposed expertise on all this. The shifty way he’s acting plus the way Mi-ho looked totally fine – better, even – after the “death” makes me think that he’s lying in order to force them apart, and his blood is only killing the gumiho blood and leaving the human one alone. Also… if Dae-woong gave some more of his ki to Mi-ho (won’t comment on the method~~) wouldn’t that theoretically tip the balance in favor of the human side so that just the gumiho side dies?

    And I would just like to add that I totally saw the baby Gusul thing coming. LOL. Grandpa’s hilarious! xD

    • 23.1 monchaichan

      yeah i agree with you. i was really anticipating for some ki sharing to go on btwn DW and MH and that way MH can become human…but that wouldn’t work since there won’t be enough angst. it be cute if they end up having a baby…that is if there’s a happy ending to the show..

      • 23.1.1 Momolito

        I think if she got pregnant she will have the human energy(KI) she needs to become human without dying. I bet my sister 5 bucks on that!! I pray that will happen because i want a happy ending

  24. 24 nikkyp28

    Awwww…this is really angsty. I guess, even the Hong sisters have glitches in their story. Still kind of remind me of My Girl, where they were separated for such shallow reasons to create that great reunion. I don’t mind it, this one time as both characters have entertained me and endeared their selves to me throughout the episodes. Now I’m anticipating the great fairy tale-like reunion of our lovebirds……Hong sister lets end it with a bang !! bring it on !!

    • 24.1 Gloria

      omg that separation in my girl -__-; haha
      i think in this case it works though. normally, im not one for angst which is why i cant get through makjang dramas, but at least the drama has a legit reason.

      after 14 stellar episodes, i trust the hong sisters will give us a satisfactory ending 😀

  25. 25 xiaoSxin

    As much as I want to know how DW and MH’s story will end, I am still sad by the fact we have to say goodbye to MGIAG next thursday.

    This is the penultimate week people.

    I am already preparing myself for the post-drama addictions aka withdrawal symptoms I usually get after watching and falling in with the drama and its characters, especially of Lee Seung Gi. Watching re-runs of past MGIAG episodes, watching Strong Heart, 2 Days & 1 Night, BTS, and mainly just lying around my couch waiting for kdrama fairy to sprinkle some pixie dust for me to fly to Never Land.

    I already re-watched Shining Inheritance this past week while waiting for Ep 13.

    • 25.1 Anonymous

      LOL! ME TOO! 2D1N + Shining Inheritance for LSG. Naked Kitchen for Shin Mina.

    • 25.2 nara:)

      me too! I watched 2D1N + Shining Inheritance for LSG and Naked Kitchen for Shin Mina.

    • 25.3 lavy

      The good thing is that Seung-gi is literally everywhere!

    • 25.4 Gloria

      same ): though its been a little angsty as of late, this drama was the one thing that cheered me up every week D: </3

  26. 26 SecretAddiction

    At least the separation scene is now instead of on the last episode.. Leaving 10 mins for the couple to resolve their issues… Phew!!! MGIAG is now on top of my favourite drama list!! yay! Love it!!

    • 26.1 xiaoSxin

      Me too!! But I want to wait until the last episode before I officially place its rank on my list.

      #1 MNIKSS
      #2 Coffee Prince
      #3 YAB
      #4 Princess Hours
      #5 DG ChunHyang
      #6 My Girl
      #7 Time Between Dog and Wolf
      #8 Personal Taste
      #9 City Hall
      #10 Lovers

      Funny.. how almost all of the Hong Sister’s dramas is on my list. But I own a copy of all their dramas except Hong Gil Dong because I could not find an original DVD copy with Region 1 setting.

      • 26.1.1 serenity

        Hi. May I know what MNIKSS is? I had watched all in your list except the time between dog and wolf. (and I don’t know MNIKSS)

        I had watched all the Hong Sisters dramas except Hong Gil Dong. Glad did not watched it live or I might be like many people here who still can’t accept the ending. 🙂

        • vienym

          my name is kim sam soon the actors hyun bin, kim sun ah, daniel henney, jung ryu won

        • Jenju


          MNIKSS is My Name Is Kim Sam Soon. Actually if you’re in the US you can watch it on hulu.com with subs or I’m pretty sure viikii.net or mysoju.com has it.

        • serenity

          Haha. I had watched it already. I just did not connect MNIKSS to Kim Sam Soon (which is how I call it :). Thanks. Therefore the only one I really haven’t watched is Time Between Dog and Wolf.

          I think I might rank MGIG first in my list, previously owned by My Girl.

  27. 27 marmar

    Oh man I was crying like a baby at this episode. I hate the force seperation as well but it wouldn’t be a kdrama if we didn’t have it. Definitely wouldn’t be a kdrama w/o the angst. Last episode was awesome and I was cheering for DW when he did what he did but now here I was crying along with him. I love though that it reverse and now its him doing all the scarficing because it was her always preparing and thinking of dying for him but now its his turn. When he was talking with DJ I was on DJ’s side until he mention he’ll be there for her while DW leaves I was like why does it seem like he got his own agenda cause I swear last time he doesn’t know anythig and now he all sudden knows plenty. DJ I love you buddy but srsly you need to stop being a joykill to the main couple let them live happily in love.

    I did love the beginning half of the show with the family thinking she was carrying his “bead” lol & their talk of sharing ki srsly too cute. They obviously want to share ki already so they can make their bead. I hope in the end they get to..lol

    I can’t wait til next episode now that the days are getting close to 100 and she’s going by her human name. Hong sisters please do not disappoint.

    Thanks GF for the awesome recap

  28. 28 K4Ice4Thu

    Lee Seung Gi, you and your “storm of tears” as the news media is calling it, made me cry so much after watching 13 & 14 back to back yesterday morning that i had to do major damage control on my eyes before leaving the house..

    I despise Angst (yeah i know its necessary to propel the conflict and plotlines forward) but when its done well, I follow along – even as its mashing my heart into dust.
    Hong Sisters, you’re geniuses you are…now give us our happy ending please!!!!!

    Thanks so much for the great recap GF!!!

    • 28.1 xiaoSxin

      Storm tears??? wow.. I was crying with him too when he left MH on the street and while he was in the rain.

      Is that from a Korean news source? I hope somebody can post it with translation!

      • 28.1.1 blkrose

        That moment in the rain was just heartbreaking. Yesterday afternoon, it was raining in Houston with the sun shining brightly. All I could think of was MiHo. I used to find this phenomenon so lovely, but now it makes me a little sad.

  29. 29 sl

    seung-gi got so much better as an actor.
    but this episode killed me. the moment they all started crying, and the fox rain came down..

  30. 30 miss_procrastination

    Just reading the recap left me with tear bubbles. I have yet to watch the devastation (which I am sure I will become a puddle).

    Thanks for the recap!

  31. 31 nara:)

    :'{ . WOONG AH!

    • 31.1 xiaoSxin

      Me too! While watching the last 20 mins of the show all I could say was..

      WOONG AH~

      WOONG AH~

      WOONG AH!

      • 31.1.1 hula87

        me three..

        WOONG AH~~ TT-TT

  32. 32 :D

    too much angst for my tastes 🙁
    dae-woong and mi-ho are still as cute as ever though
    my heart sank at the end when mi-ho changed her name to park sun joo finally

  33. 33 12Dose12

    This was such an emotional week for me. I cried watching the raw video with no korean understanding… I cried again after reading your recap… then I cried again thinking next week its going to be the last…So much drama and I dont want to end it…

  34. 34 Ani

    Oh frack, this episode just killed me. Wednesday and Thursday where are you?

  35. 35 liion

    My jaw literally dropped when he called her monster. I cried with Miho. Of all the people in the world Daewoong is the last one she’d ever think of calling her that. What a sad ep. I sure hope Dongjoo is lying! For some reason, I just couldn’t buy the separation trick he told Daewoong. He himself said he doesn’t know what could happen next.

    • 35.1 Cozi

      I agree with you, I honestly think he’s got something up his sleeves! Ahhhh, I just want the next episodes to be out already lol!! Can’t wait 5 more days!

  36. 36 marmar

    Totally forgot to add LSG has totally won me over. I wasn’t to big on him with the acting cause I’m getting tired of the whole idol heartthrob being an actor or actress since there are plenty of underrated actors and actress that deserve the lead but they get overshadow cause of an idols popularity but I will give these idols a chance. Anyways like I said wasn’t big on LSG but now omg love the guy. His acting is so on point. I feel what he feels that’s how good of an actor he is. LSG congrats your doing an amazing job keep it up buddy

    • 36.1 jowi

      LSG IS NOT AN IDOL. he is a singer, talented singer. and u know!? singer and idol are very very different.

  37. 37 reglest

    gosh,I’m totally crying.
    Show,dont make me producing tears more!
    give us happy ends!(for DW-MH&DJ too!)

  38. 38 mnstpdu08

    thanks for the recap. i’ve kind of stopped watching it because it hasn’t been interesting for me. anyways, dae woong is cute. but gosh dong joo is so hot. i know he won’t end up with mi ho. but i’m kind of rooting for him.

    • 38.1 karen

      It’s because you are going for looks only, that’s why you will never appreciate how good this drama is… 🙁

  39. 39 Hannah

    I wish they’d actually gotten soaked when it rained near the end. I mean, their hair wasn’t evenn touched!

    • 39.1 Meimei

      hahaha i noticed that too! but who the heck cares??? I LOVE THEIR DIMPLES!

  40. 40 Birdie

    Thank you for the recaps GF. I know many of you may disagree. For me, after episode 13, episode 14 was a huge disappointment as it seemed to follow the usual storyline of angst, loved ones not being open , forced separation,etc. Hong sisters,are you out of ideas? What happened to the “whatever happen we will face everything together”.DW making the decision for their future without MH input made that powerful speech pretty hollow. After episode 13, I was so ready for the story to unfold differently- maybe DW turned into a half fox or half his life is gone,he ages to 50. Episode 1-13 were funny,entertaining and refreshing. Episode 14 was boring.

    • 40.1 moomooye

      I totally agree! It felt like a trip on the Titanic. Everything just went downhill super fast. It’s just not consistent with last episode because he declared they’ll either live together or die together. Where did that courage go?!?!?

  41. 41 mellowyel

    Thanks so much!! Was waiting for this. I was actually moved by this episode. Didn’t cry though, probably because, as you said:

    “I don’t usually fall for the mega-angst…. I traded my heart once for a mystical bead and when I wanted it back, the gypsy said no.”

    Girlfriday, you’ve spoken my soul. With your permission, I will be using this as an explanation for my dry eyes.

    • 41.1 mellowyel

      P.S. I hope we get to see some angsting from Miho in the last two episodes. SMA’s portrayal of Miho has been on point, but I think LSG has been owning her on the acting recently, and I think she has the chops to be on par, if not better than him. So looking forward to these last eps, even if they leave me dead on the floor from sadness at the end.

  42. 42 asianromance

    Thank you for the recap, girlfriday! The Forced Separation- a Hong sisters trademark. It wouldn’t be a Hong Sisters drama if it wasn’t there. However, this one isn’t too painful. It’s been only a month, so it’s a bit more believable since it really is easy to not be in touch with someone for a month. And you know things will be resolved after another 12 days.

    I really how, other than the forced separation, things aren’t as predictable as I had expected. There was enough suspense to keep me on my toes.

    The only gripe I have about this episode is how Daewoong believed Dong-joo so readily. I can sort of see why since Dong-joo doesn’t give off an evil sort of aura and Dong-joo is the only one who has any idea of what is doing on. But Mr.Gumiho Hunter has been getting sketchier and more suspicious by the episode that I wouldn’t completely trust him even if he told me that oranges were orange color. Looks like he can’t stand seeing two people in love and happy and doing things right when he and his goblin girl screwed it up. What a kill-joy!

  43. 43 J

    Seung-gi’s crying scenes broke my heart! Those scenes were really impressive!

    And someone please stop me from throwing something at my laptop whenever the dog teacher appears on screen. I can’t afford a new laptop!

    • 43.1 Tia

      Give me your laptop.

  44. 44 ssuz

    what a mind boggling drama. cant expect what will happen next… arghh a bit frustrated here.


  45. 45 jawskie

    Nah. Ain’t buying it. Worst MGIAG episode to date. Ep 15 had better bring it with the awesomeness.

    • 45.1 CHshe

      Getting tired with all the angst…
      Sigh, lets all be over already

  46. 46 starling


    how could that happen ?!
    ep13 was so happy and everything was going good..

    SO SO SO SAD :'(
    i really do love dongjoo but ITS NOT MEANT TO BE
    it HAS to be woongie and miho!
    jinjaaa, argh. i hate you for lying, you lowlife jerk >:(

  47. 47 Pully

    Why am I not surprised ? Why Hong sisters always pull mega-angst at the end of a series ?

    The I-leave-you-to-protect is kinda … cliche’.

  48. 48 Severine

    Dear Dae Woong,

    Remember how in episode 13 you gave up half of your life to save Miho’s so you could STAY TOGETHER and LIVE TOGETHER? Then WHY did you leave in episode 14? WHY couldn’t you just TELL Miho that she would die if she lost all her tails? You see, that’s what I came to admire about your relationship–the communication, the honesty, and with it, the quick resolution of trivial conflicts. Did you by any chance watch an episode of Cinderella’s Sister after hearing what Dog Teacher told you? Did all the emo go to your head and you thought noble silence could somehow make sense for your character? You don’t have an asymmetrical haircut, Woongah, so that simply won’t work for you!!!

    BUT, I still love you Woongie, and yes, I was moved by your tears. I just wished your tears were ridden by something other than angst. Alas, I shall not cast judgment on your character as a whole due to the misgivings of one episode. I am rooting for your successful return as brave, honest, and angst-free Dae Woong.


    P.S. A happy ending would be nice too. ^__^

  49. 49 anais

    Totally will miss Gumiho. Drats! Dreading the withdrawal.

    Til next week, I’m entertaining myself with a bunch of speculations. Besides the ones already mentioned:

    1. Killlovejoy actually sacrifices himself in such a way that Miho can live happily ever after with Woong-ah.

    2. I know this one won’t happen since the way the show began (if I understood it correctly) rules it out as a possibility, but sharing ki is what does the trick.

    But, if I remember the beginning correctly, the show will have a happy ending for our couple.

    Oh, and, the forced separation – I almost wish the show had provided some inner dialogue demonstrating Daewoong weighing all the possible consequences, including the one that Dongjoo could be trying to manipulate the situation to his favor, but still concluding that he cannot risk the possibility that Dongjoo just might be right. And that telling Miho the truth still wouldn’t stop her transformation because she as well as he would still rue no longer being able to appreciate the joys of having grown old together (thus their having run into the lovey-dovey elderly couple gaining symbolically poignancy).


    • 49.1 Gloria

      lol you summed up what i was thinking XD
      im especially hoping for #1 = w = he really is a killjoy LOL

      im also really sad that this drama is ending next week T-T im gonna go through withdrawal symptoms and be reduced to listening to the OST and watching old episodes D: </3

  50. 50 rant

    nah… say hi to the outcast.

    the last time i visited this site was when the first episode of this drama came out, now its episode 14 and i am definitely lost… (that does not mean my love for the two awesome recappers have decrease any less)

    i need to get back on track. i do not know how to get started… seriously

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