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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 14

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’.

 
EPISODE 14 RECAP

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.

COMMENTS

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.

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I have a confession to make. I hate noble, silent idiots. But when its Lee Seung Gi?? It makes me go d'awwwwww.

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It made me cry sooo much

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Oh my! I love it!

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Hated It!

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omg this is the one drama where i just don't know what's gonna happen

T.T

well this and A Man's Story

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This is the one episode in the show so far that I'm like, Seriously now? The forced separation killed me. It just seemed that they needed to throw in extra conflict so that the show can last the 16 episodes. Sigh. It was doing so well, too.

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I suppose I not giving away anything when I say it been put about that Gumiho is said to have a big sad ending.
I for one hope not, there does seem a wave a old school melodrama creeping back over Korean TV drama, just look at how popular Baker King was in Korea. maybe I be watching less Korean drama soon.

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This episode really broke my heart...i cant stop crying ...till now (sob)

LSG has improved a lot in his acting since Shining Inheritance (Phil title) . Just look his last photo above...geeezzz... (sob again)

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I think the real person who lied was Miho, she lied about missing the tail on the 55th day so that DW would believe that she will become human. And when DW said she was "A monster" she could not deny as she really became one. OH, so sad......

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Wow. That's a really good theory. I'm with you on that one.

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good point. i was thinking along the same lines. i hope this is right. i also really, really hope this drama will have a happy ending.

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i am sure this is gonna be a happy ending. The Hong sisters never fail us.

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Yeah I thought the part where she locked herself in the bathroom was suspicious too. We never see her tails or anything. She just came out and declared that one of her tails was gone.

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that's a really valid theory. she should be in more pain as she loses more tails...but she wasn't...

but if this is valid, then do we assume, from Miho's smile at the end, that she is prepared to surprise Woong after she turns completely "human"? is that why she is practicing her human name?

oh the misunderstandings.

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Miho wasn't in pain when she was losing her 5th tail because she has the fox bead in her, unlike previously she was in pain because she didn't have the bead.

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I also was surprised not to see her missing the 5th tail but declared it to DW. Does making a computer animation of the tail time consuming that the production just skipped that part or is it part of the plot.

If Miho did lie about missing her tail then at the end she is still a gumiho or ohmiho (5 tails) and will longer than DW which is also sad. I like that she would become human in the 100th day but by some twist would not die.

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I love this episode. I had some issues with this too but ultimately the good outweigh the bad. Love the comedy in the first half and cried bucket loads in the second.

I don't like forced separation either but I understand where DW is coming from here. True in episode 13, DW had declared that they should face all difficulties together but the situation has changed here. Previously it was either HE dies or SHE dies, a decision that they can't make since neither wants the other party to sacrifice. So they just heck it and choose to face the unknown together. This time round however, DW is safe and in no immediate danger. Miho, however, faces the prospect of dying at the end of the 100 days. I don't think DW is able to just watch Miho dies before his eyes like that. So he will do everything he can to save her.

What I don't understand why can't DW just tells Miho and they attempted to find a solution together? This is the one point I can't get. I just hope that in the next episode, we can get a good explanation for DW's state of mind here.

The ending part leaves me hanging in suspense. I am kind of intrigued by how normal and happy Miho is in the last scene. From the aunt's conversation, we gathered that she has moved from the loft. So have has happened with her in the past month? I can't wait to find out.

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Because if he tells her, she will still hold the hope to become HUMAN, he was forced to make her feel like that for her to forget these thoughts she had on becoming human for DW sake ! DW is so great here to sacrifice his love, whe way MH sees him, let her be with DJ for her to LIVE!

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Agree..
That's exactly what I think.

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Thanks a lot for the recap JB and GF! I actually watched the episode already, but I always like to come here and read about your thoughts on the episode.

While I'm in total love with the show, I'm not sure that i'm buying the latest developments in this episode. I don't mind the angst and I knew that the seperation was inevitable (I mean, if I couldn't bear that I wouldn't watch kdramas lol), but it really just bugs me that Dae Woong would just believe what DJ said and leave MH. I don't mean to say that DJ is lying, but since he wasn't sure himself about how the returning-bead scenario will work out, how can he be so sure the reason that MH keeps dying is because of her will to become human? And since, according to DJ, it is the fact that she's around DW that she insist on becoming human, it is therefore her will (meaning it's all in her head and heart) that "dooms" her, how can he be so sure that once DW is out of the picture, MH will just give up on all that? Like someone else has mentionned, I really wish that we had peak in DW's mind and see all his thoughs about all this. I know that he's doing it for MH's good and that he's hurting as well, but I can't believe that he just left her without knowing for sure that she'll live on and be ok if he leaves. What if she'd kept loosing her tails? Then he would have left her for nothing, making her suffer alone for a month not knowing that she's slowly dying, while they could have spend their last days together constructing good memories! :( :( :( I'm NOT mad at DW, but it just seems somehow forced.

I'm really wondering if it's because of the pressure to change the rumored "original sad ending". Ah well, I should really stop whining LOL

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1. I doubt Doctor Emo will die.
2. Muhahaha. I was correct! On a. the separation, and b. the don't know where that came from.

I was thinking it would be more interesting if they pulled the bead out early.... but you didn't know that.

The format very much reminds me of a fixed up version of Chun Hyang. Should we compare here?
a. the false baby.
b. The lazy bum.
c. the acting.
d. the partial history rewritten...
e. The guardian figure beating up their ward and easily forgiving them.

It's not to say that the Hong Sisters ran out of ideas, it's more like they are trying to level up their old ones.

If it follows Hong Sister format, the happy ending should be around the corner with a solution without the death and exactly what we want--a dramatic and happy tied ending. If they *do* follow the format of Chun Hyang, there will be a wedding!! <3 Tell me there is one. They haven't done a full blown wedding in a while in their scripts.

I also want the rest of the Gil Dal plot resolved. I'm fascinated by that.

And I told you that he wasn't holding Gil Dal's bead, it's sooo obvious that he's mad at Dae Woong, because the exact same thing happened to Gil Dal's lover. Only Gil Dal's lover ran away and Gil Dal asked to be killed. He was the third leg in a love triangle. So there. But you all get swept by the show, that you forget all of the clues and dropped hints along the way.

And you should know that her losing her tails and still dying is more interesting. =P If you allow her to become human, then show dies and you hate the writers for cheating you and the characters out of a resolution.

But I say that as a writer. 'cause if we don't torture you all to death and our characters, pull you to right field, left and center and hit you with a ball of emotions, (yes, mixed metaphor), we haven't done our job. 'Cause the majority of you aren't Babe Ruth and we count on that as writers.

I still have to kick Dae Woong for not telling Miho. The Hong Sisters and their separations. Yes, they are getting better with them, but they still suck. At least the separations are getting shorter and shorter. I'm hoping they disappear one day when the Hong Sisters find something to replace it with something more symbolic...

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I don't mind with the forced separation in this drama. Really.

Dae woong realizes that he act like a crazy bastard with his noble action. The reason is clear. It's all about dead or alive. It's not about he's gonna hurt her if he's near her.

I think dae woong can't tell mi ho the truth since it's gonna make mi ho don't want to separate and give up her life. Or, if they decide to separate after dae woong tell the truth, they only separate their body, not their feeling. And the separation will be useless.

It's just me who try to find out the reasons why I don't mind with this seperation. I know, those reasons above are not convincing. I usually didn't like forced separation in some other dramas I watched before.
I don't know why I don't mind with this one.
Is it because of lee seung gi?
Is it because of hong sisters?
Idk.

Oh, I can feel you dae woong. Also, why did you have to trust that liar emo boy? I'm sure he's lying. Well, I hope he's lying.

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omg i've been crying non stop for eps 13 and 14..and the last pic of Lee Seunggi is -ugh- heartbreaking :(

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All I was thinking while watching this episode was: Where the hell is the grandma!?!?!?!?!?!

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I have been waiting for this. Thank you girlfriday. I also think you really waited for a day before posting so as not to steal episode 13's thunder. I waited, but thank you.

I think all other kdramas I know pale in comparison to this one.

Now, back to work!

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Oh yes..
There's a possibility that miho lied.
I only thought that dong joo is the one who lied.

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I actually wanted to reply #59 tachan. But I ended submitting new comment. Silly me.
It seems seung gi's tears still affected me.
Sigh.
Seunggitears Syndrom.

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Finally I know what "storm of tears" means...
This week is so intense, just barely follows the progress not easily...

OMG~ the drama is really Woongtastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Angst part can be developed much better...but still I love it.

I believe there's hope till the coming episodes.

I LOVE THIS DRAMA TO DEATH...already missing it every single bit...

Thanks for the recp, GF

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Hong sisters?
Brava!!!!

"Have I made the same mistake again?"

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is it just me or is there anyone who see the sparkling gold thing in Daewoong's hand when he was crying in the middle of the rain after left Miho?? It was shown when the camera closed up his hand. Please there is someone who see it. Because I think it means something.

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and I think the bead-transfer-kiss has affected him too. maybe he changes into some-unhuman-creature-thing like Dongjoo and Miho too? just wondering.....

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i saw it too! i'm happy that somebody noticed it too. Hopefully that's a good sign for Dae Woong and Mi Ho.

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kyaaaaaaa!!! finally there is someone who noticed. There is, isn't it?? Unfortunately why girlfriday doesn't mention it on the recap *sigh*

YES YES of course I hope it's a good sign!!

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Guys, that's a lens flare. Sunlight + rain + camera lens = flare.

Sorry to burst your bubble! You should still think of it as a sign of good things to come. After all, the separation's already come and gone!

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Well this drama is making me think a lot as to what is going to happen. This episode also made cry. I hate the separation but hopefully they will get back together on the next episode. I will miss this show a lot to. Thanks for the recap.

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"Oh, really? You sure do know a lot about her new condition all of a sudden, Emo Boy."

this made me LOL! :D though I love him, I agree that he's such a kill joy! argh!

and why? there's only 2 episodes left?? why?? can't they extend????? argh!!!! i want more!!!

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this episode had me crying for at least half of it but i still love it...i really need a happy ending next week

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Mating and getting a real little bead inside Mi Ho must be the real solution I say. What else to prove their true love?

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thanks gf!!! you and jb are really fast as lighting!

at first Lee Seung-gi doesnt really have an appeal on me even others are raving about him (i havent seen any of his drama just his hosting stints) but in this drama proves to me that he deserves praise and admiration especially in this episode. He was achingly wonderful with the angst and conflicting feelings. Bravo Lee seung-gi!!!

He kinda remains me of a local actor (john lloyd cruz) in my country, he's not the most handsome actor around but he has this sincerity everytime he acts you can really feel whatever emotion he's trying to convey. I think Lee seung-gi is just the same.

Love the scene when runs away from Miho after calling her a monster and its starts to rain. its so emotional!

my heart was broken into pieces because of these lovebirds!!!

hope the show can super glue our hearts and give us one hell of an ending next week!

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sob sob. i dnt think ive cried this hard in any MGIAG epi as this one..this was just purely heartwrenchingly heartbreaking...ur hearts pulls at both sides..breaks for both...gahhh...the angst. soo...shes realli all human now? or is there 2 tails left? hmmm...wonder..cnt w8 for the next! :D thnx GF
-sadie

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i cried my eyes out just reading this reacp TT_TT
die emo boy die :'(
why can't he die instead of miho??!!!!

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GGGAAAAAHHHHH!

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since when did dongwoo wear suits?was that an indication of his growing maturity? hmm--i think i prefer the immature, angstless dongwoo~ the bickering, chasing, pre-relationship part is my favourite part in kdramas!!!!xD

Happy Ending please!!!!<3

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"hmm–i think i prefer the immature, angstless dongwoo~ the bickering, chasing, pre-relationship part is my favourite part in kdramas!!!!xD"

SOOOOO COPY THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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just curious. Who's Dong Woo?

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She meant DongJoo. A typo...

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She meant DongJoo, the "dog doctor". A typo...

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I think she meant Daewoong? Because we never see him wear a suit before

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I don't think Dong Joo is angstless at all, HE IS THE REASON we have so much angst in this show, because

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he is selfish and annoyed that a human did that to save a gumiho ...DW was able to protect his loved one and HIM did not !!! That's such a shame for him

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two thumbs up for your comment. Dong joo needs to be clubbed over the head with that sandglass to bring him to his senses.

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Oh, your recap made me cry (and laugh). They'd better get this sorted and get back on track... b/c if this turns into a Let's Go To School, Sang Joo type debacle I may never forgive the Hong Sisters. Romantic Comedy = Happy Ending. I take it to be a binding contract. Sigh.

Thanks, JB and GF!!

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can't wait for next week....i'm crazy in love with the plot...unfortunately don't watch it yet...

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can i just say i love the way Dae Woong grab Mi-ho's waist at the hospital!!!

WAAAHHHHH!!

I love the possessiveness it entails.. atleast TO ME!! the way he grabs her, just make my heart flutter ♥

Woong-ah, you have my HEART!!

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it should not be like that! *crying*
i hate when miho said her name as 'park sun joo' T_T

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I don't mind that Mi Ho said her name was Park Sun Joo, since she refused to write it down herself on the survey. I think it's safe to assume that she still thinks of herself as Dae Woong's Mi Ho.

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I thought that would be better as it means that she is trying hard to forget DW, meaning that she can survive (if what dog teacher said was correct). So maybe the next 2 episodes will be on how DW win her heart back?

Anyway the dog clinic is closed alr, so Dog doctor shouldnt be around but she's still in Korea? But i thought the dog teacher would not leave her alone since he tried so hard to separate the DW-MH

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i'm truly impressed with hong sisters!
i mean they created such a story(legendary of gumiho) but still have the most important thing that is romance.....
they had kept us wondering about how SHOW will continue on and on....
i swear this SHOW had never fail for me!
i love you SHOW!!!!very much....

for the cast, i think they did a (nomu nomu nomnu) good job for this SHOW especially woongah and mihoya. i'm so lost in their love story and sinks in their tears....it was fantastic...

SHOW you are maybe the best drama i had ever watch in my live :)(:

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Thank you Girlfriday :) This episode made me cry a lot and I'm with you I used to hate noble idiots, BUT this time, The guy who gave MH half of his life to spend time with her is actually living her for her being able to LIVE !
I knew DW would change from being imature to a loving boy but not that far ....He is awesomely , deeply in love to be willing to do these sacrifices one after another!!! Lee Sung Gi owned this episode and his crying face in the car scene and the fox rain scene are the saddest things I saw in a while ....Nobody can criticize his acting, I am willing to fight this person already! I hope an happy ending but if not I want MH to know what DW did for her ......That's so real love

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****leaving her ^^ sorry

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I am a puddle of goo right now. I don't even... I can't even... I don't know if I'll ever be able to put my heart back together again after that scene in the rain. Oh, Seung gi-- you slay me.

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thanks GIrlfriday! I really hate the "one month" after scene to build the conclusion. I wished they just sticked it out to pacify me with all their cuteness!

I really like how you give'm names EMO HAIR! And DUCKIE in playful kiss! heheeheh

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i wonder if miho's with dong joo coz it seems she's not in a far away place i cant wait for next week...i dont know how to express myself properly...arghh...

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*throws self to the floor and wails*

i get far too attached to the sweeeeeet exchanges between daewoong and miho. and then the drama snatched it away from me. T_T

on another note, thanks gf for the amazing recap, as usual!

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Not crazy-loving this episode. Doesn't necessarily mean I wasn't soaked in tears watching it. I just don't like how DW seems to easily believe the emo guy after the epic ending of ep.13. Looking forward to the last two episodes, hope DW will redeem himself after breaking MH's heart into pieces (and she doesn't even know why..grrr..).

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redeem himself are you serious? The one who need to reedeem himself is this freaking doctor! All DW did was out of love ! The more precious thing to human is life, , anybody would do anything it takes to be able to live 5min more, DW gave half his life to MH! Are you serious?

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True, Daewoong broke Miho's heart into pieces but his heart was crushed into dust while he was saying those words.
Ahhh why the angst...
Come on Hong sisters, give us your best two episodes ever so that I can live my life in peace. haha

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Speechless. Totally! This is awesome!
I wonder what the 2 last episodes will be...

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thank you thank you thank you...
I don't have the heart to watch this episode till finished
Prefer to wait till next week since there's 12 more days to go for them. Hope for a good ending.

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Ugh!this 2 ep is really break my heart n i share the tears wif girls[who watching this] all around the world!
The last two finale episode is coming in a few days, i'm so excited n at the same time, already missssss this show!
Hong Sis, plzzzz..doesn't matter how u write the finale, but please, please, please, please dun let this one share the Hong Gil Dong Ending!!!Until now, i cant except the dramatic fire-arrow ending!T___T.But truth is Hong Sis Rock!, love ya both!^__^

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I bought it. Totally.

Like someone said earlier, it's Mi-ho that Dae-Woong was worried about. And he felt helpless, at a total loss as to what to expect.

He did not understand what's going on inside Mi-Ho but he saw the sudden and constant shifts/changes she's suffering. He panicked and sought the only help he could think of.

I hate the vet. I think he's very good at playing mind games. With both Mi-ho and Dae-Woong. He strikes when they are at their lowest and most vulnerable.

I dig the classic man-behind-wheel pose. And a teary SG plays it until it smokes!

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thanks for the recap. as always it's nice to read the other's POV.

this week episodes are totally heart wrenching. it's totally a roller coaster ride!! towards the end of the show i couldn't even read the subs. :'(

looking forward to the last 2 episode and dreading it at the same time. what will i do without HOI cuteness!

prays for a happy ending!!!

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Please, please, let it be a happy ending!!!!

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Love, love the show and the two main leads! Thanks so much for the recaps.

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Nope, totally let down with the forced separation and all of the sudden DW's belief in DJ. I mean, common, are you serious?

However, LSJ crying scenes tugged my heart and the fox rain came in just the right moment, loved it.

Ending scene I really hope for?

DW with lots of kids playing with their tails pop out, and all are chanting 'Daddy Daddy meat!'. LOL.

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someone....... please reply me T_T
I'm really curious is it just me who saw the sparkling gold thing in Daewoong's hand when he's crying in the middle of the fox rain?
Please some answer it huhuhu

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go refer to comment #70 dear

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I loooooove this show!!!

I think that MiHo lied about losing her 5th tail so that Dae Woong wouldn't be disappointed...

Can't wait to see the last 2 episodes!!!

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