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Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 4

Well, you were warned. Second lead ‘shippers, guard your hearts. Jung-in goes for the kill, and I don’t know about Mary, but everyone else gets slain. See, this is what happens when you marry two men. It gets confusing, for everyone involved. Including me. Couldn’t you have just gotten a job or gone into hiding? At least things are getting more fun, now that the triangle is in full effect.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Mary walks in to find her two husbands in a compromising situation (I know. But this isn’t fanfic. I swear, I’m not making this up.) She runs over to Mu-gyul, screaming, “Jagi-ya!” and drags him out before he can protest being kicked out without a shirt on. Are you at least wearing pants? Because if you’re not wearing pants, this recap is going to end up in a very different place…

Mary scoots him out of there, and even stops him from going back to get his guitar. The less husband-to-husband contact, the better. Well that’s what you say. She promises to bring his guitar to him after work, and adds that he shouldn’t be working with a guy like Jung-in. Only a crazy person would insist on marrying a girl who’s in love with someone else, and when she reasons that someone who thinks of marriage as a business deal can’t be trusted, Mu-gyul agrees that it’s weird.

At the office, Mary asks Jung-in to leave Mu-gyul alone, but he’s intent on bringing him in to do the music for the drama. Seo-jun comes by with a new cell phone for Mary as an apology for the other day, and Mary declines the gift, replying cheerily that her phone isn’t broken, but she’ll accept the apology. Later she sees Jung-in and Seo-jun walking around together, and wonders why he isn’t dating and marrying someone who suits him, and is instead dragging her into this arranged hullabaloo. Two words: Daddy Issues.

He sees that Mary’s been reading the script and asks her what she thinks. She says that it’s a fresh idea to do a music rom-com, but that it skews too young—adults won’t watch it. Haha. Well, my mom would beg to differ.

She asks for Mu-gyul’s guitar, but Jung-in insists on returning it himself. So Mary shows up running like a madwoman at Mu-gyul, screaming, “JAGI-YA!” to warn him that Jung-in insisted on following her here. She tries to keep them from talking, but Jung-in shoves her in the van to have a chat with Mu-gyul. Haha. It’s hilarious how she’s at DEFCON 1 and the guys are like, Do you hear something? Nope. Don’t hear a thing.

She climbs out the back and tries to stop them, but Mu-gyul pulls her aside with a hand to the forehead, (It’s somehow adorable the way he manhandles her like a puppy; I don’t know why.) saying that he’ll take care of it on his own. He asks Jung-in what his deal is, insisting on marrying a woman who is already married. He adds that he’s been scammed by managers before, and that he can’t trust a guy who treats marriage like a business. Mary smiles to herself, and Jung-in is silenced, for now.

Mary’s dad gets a talking-to by Jung-seok, who tells him to take care of this Mu-gyul character for good. Dad insists that he’s too much of a playboy to stick with Mary, and that he swore nothing happened between them. Jung-seok thinks him a fool for trusting a boy who’s running around with his daughter, and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Mary chooses Mu-gyul at the end of the hundred days, the debt money must be returned.

Dad goes straightaway to track Mu-gyul down, but finds that Mary’s with him, before her scheduled time. They see him spying on them, so they make a run for it and hide in a karaoke room. Dad follows them all the way there, so they’re forced to sing, despite Mu-gyul’s hatred of these places. He refuses to sing, so Mary picks up the mic and begins to sing, eliciting a look of sheer horror on Mu-gyul’s face. “What the…you’re totally tone deaf!”

Hahaha. He takes the mic from her and belts out a song, making her swoon. Dad hears from the hallway, and freaks out: “No, no…what do I do? He’s totally good!” After hearing Mu-gyul sing, he’s so impressed that he’s certain Mary’s fallen head over heels. Are you sure you’re not the one who’s smitten?

They finally borrow a bike to shake him for good, and as they ride along, Mary tells him that he was really cool back there, with the singing. He looks back at her, like he’s going to say something snarky, but then breaks into the cutest smile ever: “So what…you like me now?”

Flutter. Flutter. Sigh.

Mary: “NO! Just…objectively speaking, you were cool.” Mu-gyul: “I know.” Aaaaand, we’re back down to Earth. Okay.

They ride around Hongdae, and Mary stops him when they pass by a yarn store. They end up back at Mu-gyul’s place, and he builds a makeshift heater while she knits herself some mittens. Aw, they’re so cute. She finds out that she’s two weeks older than him, and teases him to call her noona from now on.

Mu-gyul: “Hey, noona, you actually look like a girl, doing that.” Mary: “I AM a girl.”

He blows on his hands to warm them up, and she asks if he wants a pair of mittens too. He nods, so she asks for his hand, to measure it against hers. Excuse for skinship! He peers at her scar while she measures his hand, and asks how she got it. She doesn’t remember, and just knows that Dad told her she hurt herself while playing, at the age of four. She’s nearing curfew, so she leaves the mittens half-done, and promises to finish later.

Jung-in’s drama production reaches a standstill, as he worries over how to deal with costs while the drama has no airdate. Dad comes by to make things clear to Jung-in, as far as Mary is concerned: she must choose HIM at the end of the hundred days, or Dad will pull all of his investments in Jung-in’s company. Time to turn on the charm, lover boy.

He comes by to pick her up the next day, for a two-day trip to his father’s house. Mary calls Mu-gyul on the way, making a show of how this is an infringement of the contract hours, and that they should ask for a four-day vacation in exchange. Jung-in agrees to whatever she wants, but asks her to do her best this weekend.

He leaves as soon as they get there for a meeting, to try and talk the lead actor out of pulling out of the drama because the production might get pushed back. Seo-jun arrives to announce that she’s in regardless, because she believes in the project. She invites Jung-in to her birthday party later that night, but he declines.

Left alone in the house, Mary wanders around, and can’t shake the feeling that the place feels familiar. She just assumes she must’ve seen it in a drama. Oh, dear. Please no birth secrets, Show. Just…no.

She sees a picture of her parents with Jung-in’s father, and wonders who the man is, which is exactly when he walks into the room. She thanks him for repaying her father’s debts, but doesn’t understand why he wants her for a daughter-in-law. He says that he knew her mother before she even met her father, and promises to tell her more about it later.

They sit down for some awkward tea, and Jung-seok tries his hardest to find something in common with Mary, or some activity to do. He lands at ba-dook, a Korean chess-like game. Mary doesn’t know how to play, but she does know one game…

Jung-in comes home to the sound of his father laughing and playing a game with Mary, and finds them using the ba-dook pieces in a game of marbles. That’s exactly what I used to do with MY dad! Man, this scene is totally bringing back memories.

The three of them eat an awkward meal, and Mary is clearly more comfortable with Jung-seok, who she calls “ajusshi,” and hardly looks at Jung-in. She finds out that Dad is recovering from cancer, and tells him to take care of himself.

Meanwhile, Mu-gyul keeps a hairy eyeball locked on a surprise visitor…it’s Mary’s dad, who tries to do his best impression of an imposing figure, and fails miserably. He tells Mu-gyul that he’s not husband material, and that Mary will suffer if she’s with him. Mu-gyul just laughs at Dad’s seriousness, and tells him to take it up with Mary.

He gets a call from Mom, and runs out to meet her, brushing off Mary’s dad. Mom is heartbroken yet again, and Mu-gyul tells her to just date and stop falling in love. He asks her of the three—faith, hope, and love—which is most important. She says love, but he says no—it’s dependability. He tells her to stop meeting men she loves, and start meeting men who are dependable.

Mom asks where he heard that from, and he tells her it’s the girl she met that night outside his place. Mom: “Oh, that cute girl who looks like a puppy!” Haha. Now we know where he gets the expression from.

Mom sighs that she’s so lonely, and suggests that she and Mu-gyul live together. He perks up at the idea, but says it’s okay—she’ll just end up leaving once she finds a new boyfriend anyway. She hugs him and apologizes for bringing him up this way, with no father and going from relatives’ homes here and there.

He doesn’t seem bitter about it in the least, and says that it’s all in the past now. He looks at her sweetly and asks if she wants ice cream. Heh. He’s so the parent in this relationship. Looks like he and Mary are birds of a feather.

Mary’s dad follows them and snaps a picture, thinking that this’ll prove that Mu-gyul is home-wrecking cougar-bait. But while Mu-gyul is paying for the ice cream, Mom gets a call from the ex-boyfriend and runs out without a word, leaving him holding the ice cream alone. Aw, poor kitty.

He eats the freezing cold ice cream alone in the park, and Mary calls, to put on another show in front of Jung-in. She screams “jagi-ya” so many times that he asks her to stop because he’s getting goosebumps from the cheese-factor. She replies that she misses him too, and he scoffs that she should get an award for her acting. Jung-in smirks to himself as he listens to her, probably amused at how hard she’s overacting to sell the fact that she’s in LURVE.

She asks Mu-gyul what’s most important—faith, hope, or love—and reminds him that dependability is most important, and that a family is built on that. Even though he rolls his eyes at first, her words hit him, especially in light of his evening with Mom.

She yells, “I love you!” and hangs up. It comes out of the blue, and both of them are a little stunned at the outburst. She stares wide-eyed, surprised at herself, and Mu-gyul can’t help but smile. Aw. So. Cute.

Seo-jun sits alone at her own birthday party, holding Mu-gyul’s guitar pick and thinking of him. Sigh. Been there, done that. A small group of people from the drama production arrives with cake and presents, but it doesn’t do much to lift her spirits. She gets a text from Mu-gyul’s bandmates, and meets them for a drink.

Jung-in fills his dad in on his drama production woes, but insists on seeing it through, despite Dad’s protests to let it go. Have to say, Jung-seok’s eyebrow raise is definitely a contender for the hall of fame. Mary’s dad arrives as well, to reassure him that he’s taken care of the Mu-gyul situation.

Mary wanders about the house, and happens across an old picture of Jung-in piggybacking her when they were both kids. That totally counts as a piggyback in this episode. I say we’re on, for the countdown!

Jung-in finds her, and they both stare at the picture wondering why he’s piggybacking her, and why they don’t remember. Please don’t be brother and sister. Please don’t be brother and sister.

The two dads reminisce about old times, and the fact that when Mary and Jung-in were little, they had planned to marry them off to each other. Well that’s cute, if their families were close when they were young that they had played and piggybacked and whatever, but the fact that Jung-seok is still clearly in love with Mary’s mom makes it all a bit squicky.

Mary asks Jung-in what the inscription on the photograph says. Jung-in: “I’m here. I will protect you. Forever.” Oh, swoon. Here we go. Third leg of triangle, locked and loaded.

Jung-in asks to see Mary’s scar, and she refuses. She wonders why he doesn’t remember anything about them meeting as kids, since he was about eight in the photograph. But he doesn’t remember anything from that age, and doesn’t really want to.

He does admit that it’s romantic—that their relationship began twenty years ago. He tells Mary that regardless, he’s going to marry her at the end of the hundred days. She balks that he’s going back on his word that he didn’t care about marriage and that she just had to get through the hundred days. He claims that things have changed, and that he needs her to choose him in the end.

She declares that she’ll be doing no such thing, and reminds him that she’s in love with someone else. She turns to leave, but trips and falls. Oy. Jung-in sighs, and then…

Piggyback? Seriously? Hahahahaa…okay this really does need to become a running gag through the whole series now, because it’s becoming like clowns in a car at this point. He carries her in, and the two dads beam.

Mu-gyul sits at home, and finds Mary’s notes on their love story (the version she told Dad). He calls it a “goosebump-inducing romance novel,” but then smiles gleefully while reading it. He catches himself, and looks around his empty apartment furtively, like he doesn’t want to get caught enjoying it. Heh.

He tries on the half-finished mittens to keep his hands warm, and when his phone rings, his first thought is, “Is it Mary Christmas?” Aw.

Sadly, no, it’s his friends calling, and he comes out to find Seo-jun there. She awkwardly suggests that they start dating again in front of everyone, and Mu-gyul says that she ought to know—when something’s over for him, it’s over. That’s that.

Ouch. She insists on heading out to the bathroom alone, and his friends marvel that Seo-jun is still hung up on Mu-gyul, still wearing the guitar-pick-necklace that he made for her. He reminds them that they’re the ones who told him to marry Mary, and they reply that Seo-jun’s more his type, but peg him as having developed feelings for Mary anyway.

He denies it and walks out, further upset when he gets a text and it’s STILL not from Mary. Heh. He walks home, but finds Seo-jun being attacked in the street by a couple of drunk guys. (Sigh. Of course she is.)

He gives them a good beating and drags her away, yelling that he told her not to go out by herself. He asks if she’s okay, and she says no, as she hugs him tightly. Ugh. I hate it when the second lead is damsel-in-distressy. So. Much.

Meanwhile, Jung-in ices Mary’s ankle, and she asks why he’s changed his mind about marrying her. He says that it’s good for business and what his father wants. He says that his father is like a god to him, and Mary looks at him curiously.

He reaches over to put her feet up on a pillow, and she hides under the covers. She reaches for her phone to call Mu-gyul (fast becoming a defense mechanism), but he takes the phone out of her hand, and tells her not to call: “Kang Mu-gyul is my rival now.”

Kyeow!

He reaches his hand out and brushes aside her hair, touching her scar tenderly. He repeats the words, “I will protect you.” As he kisses her on the forehead.

COMMENTS

Glad that the second leads are stepping up to the plate, ’cause I’m already hating Seo-jun, but that’s the point, right? It’s looking like a good game of four-square, although of course, nobody beats the ridiculous amount of Cute from Mu-gyul and Mary. I suppose now that she has a past with Jung-in, he’ll be a contender for her heart, especially if he keeps up with the knight-in-shining-armor bit.

It’s interesting that all the characters are all damaged in some way, but Mary and Mu-gyul are able to stay sunny despite spending their entire lives…essentially raising themselves. I like that they’re bright and cheery, and manage to turn their situations around, because they’ve lived enough in the real world to know that the only person you can count on is yourself. As Mu-gyul says to his mom, “You live alone and you die alone.”

But when they see that the other is dependable too—trustworthy in a way that only they know the value of—they’ll hopefully come to rely on each other. I like that they’re both cynical based on what they’ve experienced, and yet optimistic enough to be their adorable selves.

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I wonder Ji's Family did't return to Korea for 20 years.
How could Mary and JI met together when they're young?

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I can't stop thinking of Bad Guy whenever I see Jung-In's house. -_-

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I wonder Ji's Family did't return to Korea for 20 years.
How could Mary and JI met together when they're young?
Before JI's Dad come to Japan???

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girfriday you're totally being kind to this show, methinks. there's this big obvious OUT THERE logic hole about the story, but it's crack-tastic. and of course, cuteness overload. awesome recap, thanks :D

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I have to say this if no one else going to mention it but Seo Jun and Mu-gyul has some serious chemistry. Mary and Mu-gul cuteness is nice and I do enjoy the animal calling, but since Mu-gul is a rocker I hope they develop pass the childish charm. I want to see Mu-gul character as a Rocker develop more than a drunken slumber. I want that passion that Rocker is known for. I see that Seo Jun is capable of bring that out I just hope that Mary can step up as well. As for Jung-in he is HOT but boring it was evident when he did the same gesture Mu-gul did with the kiss too the forehead, it just wasn’t there I swear when Mu-gyul kiss Mary forehead in episode 2 I felt it. Mary, Mary I love her but I hope she don’t turn out to be as indecisive as the main character in Boys Over Flower I never got pass episode 8 of that drama, a girl that don’t say what she wants in bad, but a Woman who don’t know WHAT she wants is just pathetic. I’m enjoying the friends and the four characters as a whole but I hope it continue to escalated in more character development as while as storyline.

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I also think there more too the scar, it could be similar to personal taste.

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Oh My god!!! I love this drama. I keep watching it more than 3 times now. I become MSOAN mania. Fighting for rating!!!!

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I'm sorry but I have to disagree about Jung In stepping up his game.
Sure, he's sincere when saying that he'll try harder and will be by her side but there's no real feelings behind those words. No connection between him and Mae Ri, no true affection. Zero, Zip, Nada, Zilch. In comparison - the bond between main leads is naturally getting stronger - no need for grand speeches.

What's more worrisome to me is that Kim Jae Wook's performance is overall so very bland. At this point, there's nothing beyond the smooth surface and I'd better start seeing some cracks, before I lose my interest in this character.

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I think Mary said the house was familiar because is the same house they used in other dramas like Bad Guy and Shinning Inheritance, and Mary being the drama addict that she is, should know this. So this way they're "hanging a lantern" as you previously explained :)

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Or.... maybe is just she has BEEN there before.... LOL That's what I get for commenting before watching the whole episode :)

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Or.... maybe is just that she has actually BEEN there before.... LOL That's what I get for commenting before watching the whole episode :)

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i'm loving the cute from YGS and MGY. they are tooo adorable together.

btw. at the end, jung-in says "boku ga iru," which means "i'm here," not "i will protect you."

the message on the picture says "boku ga iru. boku ga kimi wo mamotte ageru. eien ni."
"boku ga kimi wo mamotte ageru" means "i will protect you" and "eien ni" means "forever" (:

i love that they occasionally use japanese in this drama - it's like the best of both worlds.

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This drama isn't that original, when we think about it. But it's so addictive !! In the begining, I wasn't interested, but its great. I looove the main actors, there's such a cute chemistry between them ! And their personality (the main girl isn't stupid, and weak !! And she's quite clever... I think she will help with the script for the drama (in the drama lol), since she knows so much about dramas.)

Anyway, thanks & good luck for the next episodes ^^

(Sorry for the mistakes, I'm not an English speaker)

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wow I've been waiting patiently for kimjaewook character to do something anything. I hope his feelings are real.

The only thing i find annoying is Mai ri shouting yobo constantly to make the director jealous because before that he made it clear that he doesn't have an interest in her to so why the charade/act for him when ever she's around him

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ahhh my heart. the last part in the episode ;_; JI i hope this is partially coming from your heart! sighh, so much cute in MR & MG couple it's almost sickening (but it's not, so it's okay for now). gawd every time JSG says "meong meong!" my heart like turns to a hopeless melted goo.

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I feel bad for Jang Geun Seok because in every drama where he sings they over sell his singing ability. I mean honestly at best he is average. But because he is just a great actor they play it up. It's been bothering me since you're beautiful. Clearly Hong-ki had a more pleasant voice but they spotlighted geun seok so much......yeah.

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I disagree, for me there is something very charming in Jang Geun Soek's voice that I really like. I think he would make an adequate singer. Although I adore Lee Hong Ki, I don't think he has a good voice though .

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Jang Geun Seok's voice is irresistable. Love it!

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agree that JGS is a better actor than singer, it's not always pitch perfect and there are much better singers out there, but maybe becos he's an actor, i find that he manages to inject emotion into his singing, plus the whole winsome looks and charming personality.. all the fan girls are lurving it.. myself included of course :P

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I'm totally with you...he has this husky voice when he sings... totally irresistable....

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JGS is a better actor than a singer, but for me his singging is alot better than some singers out there . He once said he have never try to be a singer , but if he have , with practising , I am sure he would make a very good singer.

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Totally agree with you.He loves acting but he enjoys music a lot!

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I disagree!Though he is not professional.His charming voice is irresistable. "Can you hear me?" and "What should I do" are examples, emotional and much better than a lot of other "professional" singers. For "Please take care my bus", he manages to change into a rock style (you can even listen to "The cape of storms" by Hyde to see how similar Jang Geun Suk and this Japan rock legend are).
I like Jang's voice.

Of course, sometimes they over show off his singing ability. So even a lot of people mistook him for a real singer. But: he is an actor who can sing! So I love him as a special actor!

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I just watched ep. 5 preview on yourtube. Oh my god!!! it is very excited. I will watch TV online tomorrow. Can not wait!!!!!!!!

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yup...saw that preview and I felt like hitting her friend on the head....LOL! but then there is when the twist to this whole story really begins...ehh....

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Replacement found after Playful Kiss fever...
1. JGS-MGY: chemistry is cute and adorable...
2. KJW-MGY: need 2nd lead to earn something in return..
3. MSOAN: THUMBS UP for being able to make me get over something in a short while...

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I wonder if for a change the director can make this drama having different ending and audience can choose which ending they want to see....one is Mary with JI and the other is with MK...I am torn as I want to see her with both the guys in different endings.....don't you guys think so... and at the same time...i was hoping the JI could be the brother of Mary...hehehehehe so that Mary can be with MK but on the other hand....not everything should have the happy ending we want...but don't see Seo Joo with MK...as that totally freaked me out...hehehehe

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OMG, i know MK is super cute and adorable but I'm in love with Jung In , he soooooo gud looking fine! n I know he seems heartless " i'm going to marry u becoz its gud for bussiness!" but..sigh.. he makes u fall for him..I wish he end up with Mary,,

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I can't tell you how refreshing this and secret garden are. Definitely needed this after cinderella's sister. =)

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thanks for recapping :)) at least i can gt to understand everything with your detailed summary :)

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thanks for the recap, but I'm itching to point out (if anyone hasn't already pointed it out), I love Myu-Gyul's cold complex. This drama is too light to make the qualities hit an edge, but I couldn't help that he constantly feels cold. Yes, it might be because he lacks a heat but the drama brings it up a bit often to wary suspicion. Interestingly enough, Myu-Gul is a hugger. What kind of semi-celebrity greets fans with hugs? He doesn't mind. Also to tie this all in his mother loves ice cream, while he detests the coldness of it but endures it for her. Are all these actions used to make up for the face that he does feel lonely and cold without the presence of a motherly caretaker. Now enters Mary, who for now still seems too good to be true. They have many cute scenes together but I adored the knitting scene and her declaration of being a girl in his eyes the most after my realization of this small bit of his character.

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As a knitter, I can't tell you how happy this episode made me. She was doing a long-tail cast on! And using DPNs (Double-pointed needles)! I feel so incredibly geeky now!

Although it also makes me happy to know that if I ever get to visit Korea, they still have local yarn shops. :-)

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God, I am such a fiber addict.

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does everyone know the title of the song when marry and mu-gyul riding abike....plz tell me, ,,,

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can anyone tell me about the cellphone they are using???
the brand, unit, and price,...

hope to hear ur comments guys,...

thanks,.....

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Ok sooo did no one notice that the house is the same one from Bad Guy? Or is my memory just going whack? That's why I was so confused at first because I thought they were doing a spinoff or Mary was referring to having seen BG on tv or something, which doesn't make sense I know... but that's why I was confused. and dramas refer to other dramas sometimes.

Until I read GF's recap and realized it's because she's been there b4..... anyways keep up the good work, love reading the recaps after I watch each episode to get a different perspective!

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Thanks for the recaps! Just wondering why there was no mention in the recaps when the guy sang "She" at the birthday party? How HIDEOUS was that kringe-ish (play on korean english). Oh man if you sang like that on my birthday I wouldn't fall for you either!

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Hello! So I just watched the drama and love it!!!! I was wondering if anyone know what song Jang Geun Suk sings in a karaoke episode 4.
Thanks

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