Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 7
by | November 30, 2010 | 188 Comments

Finally, some DRAMA up in this drama! It’s certainly about time, I tell ya. Things finally come to a head, punches are thrown, lips get kissed, and everyone gets spun around due to the overabundance of those pesky feelings. The last episode sincerely had me believing the two boys were more into each other than Mary (thanks jb), but in this episode they finally come around and start to fall for our girl. (Not that we’re not…keeping that other option open…)


Mu-gyul makes his declaration that Mary is his woman (more specifically, his wife) in front of Seo-jun and the whole party, dragging Mary out. Seo-jun stands agape as the band members behind her mutter that Mu-gyul went and outed himself, when he told them to keep it under wraps. She confirms with one look from Jung-in that she was the only one who didn’t know, throwing her glass down in anger.

Mary pulls free from Mu-gyul, shouting at his rash behavior. They start arguing, but Jung-in comes to split them up…by decking Mu-gyul in the face. Mu-gyul responds in kind, and the two end up in a round of fisticuffs, with Mary struggling to get the two hot boys to stop fighting over her. Hm. Sounds a lot like this dream I had…

Jung-in shouts that Mu-gyul isn’t thinking about things from Mary’s point of view (and breaking the terms of the contract), which is exactly when the struggle sends Mary to the ground, clutching her forehead in pain. Yeah doofuses. Stop groping each other and pay attention to the girl. Remember her?

Mary takes Mu-gyul to her house to treat his wound, wondering what on earth made him blurt out that they were married. He doesn’t know either; it just came out. It’s called jealousy, dear. He peers tenderly at the bruise on her forehead, making her feel awkward again at his touch.

She yells at him for breaking the contract, worried what her dad will say, and to his credit, he apologizes. She says an apology isn’t going to cut it, but he reminds her that she dragged him into this charade for weeks with nothing but an “I’m sorry.” She acknowledges as much, but isn’t about to let him off the hook for being irresponsible, adding that he simply used her to one-up Jung-in. Hurt, she spits out, “What do you really think of me?!” and goes to her room in a huff.

Mu-gyul goes home and gets blocked trying to write, and re-reads Mary’s note about their made-up backstory, “Love’s Traffic Accident.” He smiles to himself as he remembers their early encounters. Aw, feelings. Welcome to the party. He thinks about her words that he just always does what he likes, with no sense of responsibility for his actions.

So…he shows up to work early the next morning, to greet Mary with public displays of cuteness, declaring that he’s got to work hard to feed his wife. This just pisses off an already wounded Jung-in, who is hilariously sporting a side-bang sweep, to cover up his bruise. Haha. I swear, the boys in this drama and their hair.

They get interrupted by the shouting entrance of Jung-seok, yelling about the announcement that the drama would be pre-produced. Mary sees him and grabs Mu-gyul to run away…running smack dab into her father, who’s just arrived.

Everyone sits down for a pow-wow, and the dads of course freak out (Dad is especially pissed about Mu-gyul’s hair. Listen, you’re the one who believed that ridiculous wig was real. It’s not like the Great Hair Con of 2010, or something.) Mary decides that she’ll quit the company, so that Mu-gyul can stay. Huh? Why? I don’t see why it’s any different to have the two boys working together without you…unless you’re bowing out to let ’em have sexy fun times in the office. Just sayin’.

Mu-gyul doesn’t want her to quit (because she loves dramas) but Jung-in assures him that she’ll still be working for the screenwriter, outside of the office. He acknowledges that Mu-gyul has won Round 1. The boys have a stare-off as they prepare for Round 2. Okay, drama queens. Mary just sighs.

She schleps over to Mu-gyul’s place, only to find his mom lounging on the couch, suitcase in tow for a lengthy stay. Funny how your lengthy stays usually last less than twelve hours. She drags Mary along to the grocery store, for some ice cream. There, she gets the bright idea to have Mary make some more kimchi, so they return and Mary slaves over another batch, all the while leaving Mu-gyul voicemails to hurry home.

Work goes well at the studio, and Jung-in is pleased with Mu-gyul’s work on the OST. Seo-jun arrives, after having been MIA for a few days, and asks to speak to Mu-gyul alone. She asks angrily how he could do this, when he swore up and down that he’d never get married. She’s upset that they lied to her, and slaps Mu-gyul across the face, calling him the one thing he hates to hear: an unlucky bastard.

Back at home, Mary hears Mu-gyul’s mom saying the phrase, and she asks her why Mu-gyul hates to be called that. She answers that it’s because she had him at seventeen, so he was unplanned, and it was the one thing he heard all his life, growing up. (Because the phrase itself means something closer to “unfortunate mistake.”)

Jung-in tries to talk Seo-jun down, as she angsts over Mu-gyul and threatens to quit the drama. Oh, where’s your devotion to the project NOW? Jung-in is surprised that she’s so upset over it, and she plants a seed of doubt in his mind: Mu-gyul would never marry, and never someone like Mary, at that. She’s not his style. Says the EX-girlfriend.

Mu-gyul arrives home to find Mary slaving over yet another batch of kimchi, and this time, he adorably sits down to help her. They have another typical married couple conversation, her complaining about the mother-in-law, and him apologizing and being sweet to make up for it. Aw. Seriously, the cuteness of these two is just ridiculous. Mom notes their adorableness as well, saying that they really seem like newlyweds.

But by the time she runs out for a snack and returns, Mary’s dad has shown up to yell at Mu-gyul for making Mary make all this kimchi. She tries to intervene, and then the two parents start a yelling match, ending in Dad grabbing Mu-gyul by the collar, and Mom biting Dad’s hand in retaliation. Mary finally manages to drag Dad away, but not before he takes a load of kimchi as recompense. Heh.

The next day, Mary and Mu-gyul apologize to each other yet again for their parents. She’s calling from Jung-in’s house, where she’s brought her friends as social buffers to keep from being awkward with Jung-in. While she’s on the phone, Jung-in takes the opportunity to ask about Mary not wearing a wedding ring, which her friends say was skipped because the wedding was rushed, but they do have couple rings—14-karat gold ones.

Her friends leave, and Jung-in asks Mary herself about the rings, and gets the same response, except she says that the couple rings are silver. That’s enough for Jung-in to ask plainly if Mary and Mu-gyul really got married for love. She gets flustered, and takes off, to avoid getting caught in another lie.

Mary heads over to Mu-gyul’s place in the rain, only to run into Seo-jun outside. She asks Mary who wanted to get married first, and Mary replies truthfully that she did. She also adds that there are extenuating circumstances, and that she can’t explain, but that Mu-gyul was just following her request to keep it all a secret. She runs off, leaving Seo-jun stewing in anger.

When Mu-gyul shows up, Seo-jun lays into him for lying to her, even though she does apologize for calling him the one thing she shouldn’t have. When she mentions that he’s being evasive just like Mary, he worries what she might have said to Mary, just angering her more. She notes the mittens, sourly realizing that back when she had first seen the yarn there, he did in fact have a girl—it was Mary.

She gets up, announcing that her pride is wounded (oh, geez, people who care more about their pride than their hearts) and turns her back to him, as tears start to fall. I in no way feel sorry for this girl, but Mu-gyul seems to feel bad for wounding her.

Mary runs away to the bookstore, and Jung-in follows her there (having come to Mu-gyul’s to bring her an umbrella), and they have a bonding moment over their love of books and poems and bookstores. Finally, some cuteness for the other couple. They adorably sit amongst the books and read together, stealing glances. Yay, for dorky cute.

Seo-jun and Mu-gyul sit on the couch, staring at each other silently. She reaches over to feel his forehead, since he’s shivering from getting rained on all day. She asks what his real feelings are for Mary, and he answers truthfully that it began as a joke, but it didn’t end up that way.

Mu-gyul: She’s…like family to me.
Seo-jun: Isn’t family something annoying and burdensome to you?
Mu-gyul: It was. But now, when I think of Mary, I feel like…this is what family is supposed to be.

She jumps to the conclusion that he was able to be with her over a month because she’s like family…and therefore not a woman in his eyes. Mu-gyul tells her that Mary is loyal, but she tells him that he’ll end up doing what he always does: bail when things get tough.

She leaves to go grill his bandmates over Mu-gyul’s relationship with Mary, asking how and when they got married. They stumble through the details, but essentially cover for them.

Mary and Jung-in continue their date, going to the local open market. She warms to him, and Jung-in marvels at the cuteness of Mary. Over dinner she asks what he meant by calling his father a god. He tells her that when he was younger, he was kidnapped and his father rescued him, and raised him this way to make him stronger.

Uh….what now? Seriously, Show? First of all, didn’t you get kidnapped BECAUSE of your father’s shady business dealings? And what kind of father wouldn’t rescue his son? Is that somehow supposed to make you any more beholden than a regular son, especially when Daddy is still making threats to you that you’ll have no home to return to, if you don’t succeed at both business and love? Weird ass family.

Mu-gyul lies in bed, getting sicker by the minute, and finally caves. He calls Mom, begging for her to pick up, but she doesn’t. Aw, puppy. He calls Mary next, who answers in front of Jung-in. She notices right away that he sounds sick, and starts yelling into the phone about running around in the rain and letting himself get sick.

It’s that tone that you involuntarily take on, when you’re worried about someone you care about. The nagging mom voice just comes out. Jung-in notes it with a pang of jealousy, as Mary tells Mu-gyul to stay put while she gets him some medicine.

So what does the stupid boy do? He WAITS OUTSIDE. Gah, Drama, I know you need him to be outside, but that’s just dumb. Sickie, go back to bed! He decides he can’t wait any longer, and goes to get some medicine himself.

Mary and Jung-in arrive, and she gives him the fluffy socks she bought at the market. She thanks him for opening up to her, and tells him to share his feelings more often, and to not be so afraid of his father. She adorably tells him that if he wears the socks to sleep, he won’t have any more nightmares (Aw) and he smiles.

She turns to leave, but he calls her name, and grabs her in a sudden kiss. Aw, yeah.

Of course Mu-gyul arrives just at that moment, and in a flash of anger, he decks Jung-in. Mary rushes between them and Jung-in stands there in shock, as Mu-gyul angrily takes her inside.

He yells at her for bringing Jung-in there, and Mary rushes him to bed to keep him warm. There shivering under the covers, Mu-gyul tells her, “Let’s stop.” She agrees to quit arguing, but he says it again, this time with a tear.

Mu-gyul: I don’t know if it’s just that I want to win, or if it’s because I like you. I can’t figure out if it’s fake, or real. I’m tired. Let’s end it.

Her eyes fill with the most tears any eyes could possibly hold (seriously, they’re like two-gallon capacity) as she agrees. She says it’s been hard on her too, and apologizes.

She hides in the corner to let her tears out, not wanting to cry in front of Mu-gyul, but then decides that she can’t go like that. She rushes back to take care of him while he’s sick, and puts a towel to his forehead. He throws it down in anger, yelling at her to stop, and she yells back that she knows the contract is over, but that she’ll just take care of him while he’s sick, and then go. Aw, Mary, you’re killing me.

She makes him soup and feeds him, melting his anger.

Seo-jun doesn’t get what she wants from Mu-gyul’s friends and declares that she’ll never see them again, so one of them finally caves and promises to tell her everything. Ugh. Of course you would.

Meanwhile, Jung-seok finally finds out about what happened at the party and throws a fit. He decides to go to Hongdae, and pick up Mary’s dad on the way. Oh dear. Why do I smell a congregation of most awkward proportions, headed our way?

Jung-in still stands outside of Mu-gyul’s place in the rain, stunned by his own surge of feelings and this whole mess of a situation. Seo-jun arrives, and he stops her from going in.

Mu-gyul wakes up to find Mary asleep on the floor next to the bed, and he puts the blanket over her, sighing because, well, girl won’t help him NOT love her.

The dads arrive to have another screamfest at Mu-gyul’s expense, until Mary’s dad finally crumples in tears over how this kid has ruined his only daughter, who he raised with such care. OH REALLY, Dad? Mary’s mother is turning over in her grave to hear you claim such things.

Mary tries to stop him from hurting Mu-gyul, who’s barely standing in his state. She finally decides to put an end to it once and for all. Of course, since this is a Major Declaration, all parties must be present, so Jung-in and Seo-jun arrive to the party, just as Mary declares:

“It’s all a lie. Mu-gyul and I aren’t married.”


Well, it’s certainly better than what we’ve been getting so far, since there was actual conflict in this episode, and lots of feelings rising to the surface, from every corner of the love-square. I particularly liked both boys’ realization of their feelings for Mary, as they seemed within character for each. Mu-gyul finds himself attached to Mary despite his abhorrence for…attachments, and Jung-in finds himself taken with Mary’s warmth when he had these grandiose plans of being detached from the whole love-in-marriage thing.

While both of them are spurred forward by jealousy and competition, it’s the little moments with Mary that make them actually fall for her—her love of poems, her knitting mittens, her gift of socks, her soup-making. She’s just so genuinely sweet (which Moon Geun-young sells to a tee) that they can’t help but love her.

I especially love the warmth of her character as a motif. She’s a kind of emotional warmth that neither of the men have had in their lives, and it’s echoed in the mittens that she knits for Mu-gyul, which he holds to his face while he thinks of her, and then again in the socks she buys for Jung-in, which he touches to his face, and then breaks into a rare smile.

I’m not going to pin my hopes on this plot shift, say, making any more sense than the previous road we were on, or getting rid of the clunky use of clichés and reliance on coincidence. But perhaps with the fake marriage out of the way, we’ll get some true admission of feelings without the contract to fall back on as an excuse. Let’s see Mary and Mu-gyul make an effort to stay in orbit when nothing dictates that they have to.

I have a feeling I might be happier with this shift in the dynamic, because for one, I’m getting tired of the we’re-married-I-swear runaround, and I feel like we’ve been going in circles for some time now. Let’s get this bus moving in a new direction, shall we?

On a superficial note, my biggest disappointment in this episode is the dearth of Mu-gyul-onstage scenes. No “Please Take Care, Oh Bus, My Bus” for me? Not that I don’t love angsty Jang Geun-seok, but he’s 30% less hot than Jang-Geun-seok-on-stage. Trust me. I crunched the numbers.


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188 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Serious


    • 1.1 Serious

      uhhh heck yes. this never happens to me e_e

      After such a (boring) unmoving plot in the last episode, i was having second thoughts about this drama. BUT I LOVED THIS EPISODE TO PIECES! omg the book scene!!! *dies*. jung-in is so cute ;A; and don’t even get me started on the kiss…(Y U SO HOT JAE-WOOK?)

      oh yeah, and lmao with the side-bang sweep XD. and although this is a bit off topic, but i REALLY REALLY REALLY liked Jang Geun-suk’s hair with that wig T_T why did it have to be a wig……………….

      mary also killed me when she said she’s going to take care of him even though the contract was over. ahhh my heart. can’t. wait. until. next. week.

      thank you for this recap :)

      • 1.1.1 Sanchoibao

        Same first never happens to me im always 2nd

    • 1.2 ellecuantekuhuy

      kim jae wook never fail to put a smile on my face ^^

  2. Serious

    sighh, i’m pretty sure i’m not first -.-

    • 2.1 ninji

      Heh. You’re both first and second. :3

  3. blackiris

    thnx gf!

  4. rihxan

    u keep me hanging on.. :)

  5. rayray

    I still dont buy that JI is actually genuinely interested in mari. All his interactions/wooing of her seemed to be due to big ol’ scary daddy’s threats.

    ah! I declared yesterday that I ll only read the recaps from now and not watch the episodes but haha it seems like I chose precisely the wrong time specially now that the real drama is actually FINALLY beginning to happen. my heart is telling me to go back and unbreakup/reunite again with this drama!!!:D

    • 5.1 Sam

      I feel that way too
      that JI is only doing this because of his father
      darn it making it difficult for MG and Mary :/

      • 5.1.1 GH

        I also agree, but in some way I like JI and I like how Mary is helping him to open up

        • Sam

          that’s true she is helping him out
          dar it so hard to choose haha 😀

    • 5.2 sheng

      the scene with him and her at the bookstore had me change my mind. it was seriously so cute. it may have been just a two or three minute scene, but Kim Jae Wook is SUCH a good actor and portrays JungIn so well, I’m sold that JungIn is interested in MaeRi. Just the way he looked at MaeRi said everything to me.
      Plus, the way he kissed MaeRi (OMG. I TOTALLY LOVED THE KISS SCENE!!!!), I thought it was romantic and sweet, and like he really meant it ;A;
      this drama would’ve been better if it was left open ended, and JGS wasn’t deemed leading actor and KJW a supporting. MaeRi will most likely end up with MooKyul, but I still like JungIn better T.T
      go sweet & romantic guys!!!

      • 5.2.1 jangjengjing

        I feel the same way, I like Jung In better… I skipped following this drama because I know Mae Ri will end up with Mu Gyul… hay… Jung In was acted out very well by this actor, his character is so delicate: He is looks blank but in fact he is very caring; strong and firm but gentle; rich, protector but at the same time lonely and sensitive. I totally like him!

        Yeah I agree that this drama should have an open end so I can just think to myself that Mae Ri will end up with Jung In….chow!

  6. ohemgee

    MSOAN…how i heart thee.
    let me count the ways:
    1) jgs
    2) kjw
    3) mgy

    • 6.1 ohemgee

      and lest i forget:
      4) SEXY FUN TIMES!

      please, ma’am, could we have some more?

      😉 thanks GF!

      • 6.1.1 Jossy

        Haha I totally agree!! 😉
        this drama just keeps finding reasons for me to stick around for another ep and cuppa!! Glad it’s on the up(?)!!!

    • 6.2 kaigou

      …IN BED.

  7. Sam

    Thanxs for the recap 😀
    It’s just gonna get better and better from here on out.

  8. neonrainbowstars

    thank you!
    btw is this byul byul byul by so nuh shi dae?

  9. ♥_♥

    I just watched the episode, but thank you for the recap! It’s always fun to read your opinion on the episode! ^_^
    I love Jung In, but my heart aches on how his heart’s just going to be broken and smashed more as the drama goes on.
    Damn my second lead syndrome… ♥

    • 9.1 maeye86

      me tooo!!!

    • 9.2 blueskymaiden

      Jung-in Fighting!!!

      Don’t hate me because I love JGS but I am not feeling it between the two leads – wouldn’t it be refreshing to see a different take for a change where the two leads do not end up together and they each end up with the second leads.

      Thank you for the re-caps !!!

      • 9.2.1 Jo

        On a very random and unrelated note, your comment reminds me of a Japanese manga where it was totally predictable that the chick would end up with the dude #1 (heck, dude #2 was clearly portrayed as a side character) but somehow, things changed completely and by the end of the manga, the chick ended with dude #2.

        If interested in the manga, check out Cat Street by Yoko Kamio. I look forward to the day they make Cat Street into a Korean drama.

        • ♥_♥

          OMG!!! That would be such a dream lol. I hate how the first leads always have to end up with each other. It’s like k-drama law or something.

        • Severine

          I LOVE that manga to pieces. You’re right the love switch was so unexpected, especially because I was rooting for dude number 2 the whole time. But my second lead syndrome didn’t go unfulfilled for once. And yes, I would love to see Cat Street made into a Korean drama.

        • PINGPING

          Hahaha, I know right away what manga you were talking about when you mentioned the totally unexpected couple ending! I was like that too ^^”
          But Cat Street gives away a lot that the dude#2 will be the guy though, since the girl never relies on dude#1 just mostly dude#2 .. LOL

          Anyway, suppose to be talking about this drama !!!
          I’m just loving it even though there is nothing going on with the story lines. I just LOVE MGY and JGS !! <3

          • parakiss03

            I believe they actually made a japanese drama out of that series, but a very short one.

  10. 10 rachel

    oh wow! love jks and this show=jks! and love the recaps!

  11. 11 aralialeo

    ahh~ been waiting 4 this ^^

  12. 12 syer

    I guess this is the drama we’ve been waiting for like what u said yesterday. Right JB? thak GF

  13. 13 nadia

    Totally loved your recap! Thanks so much! I wait to read your recaps of this drama and Secret Garden every week! Keep up the awesome work:-)

  14. 14 kitsune88

    i can finally go to sleep. (good thing since i have classes in 7 hours. ^.^) while i am glad that there is finally some drama in the drama — my exact thought when i saw the preview for this episode — i would have stayed on for The Cute. heck i stayed on much longer for playful kiss and that drama drove me INSANE. (and not with The Cute. more with the why am i STILL watching this?)

    • 14.1 tari

      second this. love the screencap of MG holding the mitten and JI with the socks, it brings the best of the show, nice writing GF.

  15. 15 sunshine

    In any other drama, I would have declared the book scene the cutest thing ever. Throw any two characters in setting surrounded by books, and it’s instant love for me. But with this one, there are just so many good scenes! Given: most of them are warm and fluffy without moving the plot forward, but those are the ones I watch over again. And again. And again.

    But agreed: glad the plot’s moving forward. For a while, nothing was happening, and I was totally satisfied with watching clips of the cute scenes while just reading about the scenes from recaps for a couple of episodes.

  16. 16 Jeanette

    Monday can’t come soon enough. Words I never thought I’d say in this lifetime.

  17. 17 unicorn

    I love Kim Jae Wook … I kinda want him to have the girl.

    • 17.1 lily_xiongstarr@hotmail.com

      lol. omg me too

  18. 18 Balletbabe

    Ahhh good episode!! I amost cried when Mary and MG were crying >_<

    • 18.1 Balletbabe

      Also just wondering, why is there always the sound of a cat meowing whenever the scene is taking place at MG’s garage loft (he seriously needs to put a lock on his door so random unwanted ppl *Mary’s dad and S* won’t come barging in when they feel like it)

      • 18.1.1 mellowyel

        it’s part of the song that plays in the background. It’s called MuGyul’s Theme – how cute is that? Especially when they start going. “Mary, Wi Mary”. The meowing is weird though, not gonna lie

      • 18.1.2 mellowyel

        it’s part of the song that plays in the background – the one that also goes “Mary, Wi Mary”. It’s called MuGyul’s theme – how cute is that? The meowing is weird though, not gonna lie

      • 18.1.3 estel

        I think the cat meowing is actually part of one of the tracks they play a lot when MG and MR are over at his apartment. I’ve noticed it, too. I think it’s adorable, carrying MG’s dubbing of her as a cat into the sound design of the show. ^^ Kind of like the “mascot” of the show being that little black cat.

  19. 19 Rossi

    Man, I’ve been refreshing this page like crazy for this after I saw the end of ep.7 raw. The plot to me is all kind of eye rolling ridiculous ( I was hoping it would get a little bit better but so far I’ve been proven wrong) and have elements that make me allergic in other dramas, but I kinda adore Waffle and Indie and Mary, especially Waffle.

    Off tangent, I couldn’t help but think of the most recent tossing of the umbrella and kissing under the rain moment in K-drama which would be PK, and think this one is so much more dramatic and awesome. And Waffle probably wouldn’t even end up with Mary *sob*

    • 19.1 Serious

      last paragraph – mte.

  20. 20 Jenn

    @8 Why is Byul Byul Byul in this recap O_O That has nothing to do with this drama.

    Anyway, thank you GF. Your recaps are always so fun to read (as well as JB’s). I wish I had your recapping skills <3

  21. 21 Yara

    Oh how I love Jang Keun Suk~ o.O
    I so want him to win the girl, coz I don’t like seeing him lose to any guy~ LOL.
    && I love the blog’s banner~!
    Keun Suk all the way~ xD

  22. 22 joonni

    All the parents in the drama need to die now.

    Seriously, if it wasn’t for Korea’s emphasis on filial piety and family relationships, most kdrama sons and daughters would not be anywhere near their horrific parents.

  23. 23 jeanie65jh

    I’m totally suspending disbelief…I don’t care. This show is just too cute not to love. Blinders firmly affixed. Wonder how it will shake out now that the ruse is revealed.

    • 23.1 anais


      It’s been a long time since I’ve been soooo invested in both parties of the OTP the way I am with Mari and Mugyul. Honestly, I luuuurrrve both of them!!!!

      (And I am so close to signing up to be head cheerleader for Moon Geun Young! It occurred to me, as I watching the scene of her battling tears all the while still resolving to nurse Mugyul, what a pity that the whole entire world doesn’t know about this fabulous wunderkind! I loved her as Eunjo and was skeptical at the start about Mary, but I luuuuurve Mary.)

      And Mugyul reminds me of some exes, one starving artist in particular.

      So I’m a goner.

  24. 24 whatis

    The only thing that still annoys the heck out of me is Jung-in’s father’s insistence that Jung-in MUST marry Mary. I mean, don’t you see, you’re making EVERYONE’s lives MISERABLE?? I wish he would back off, and let Jung-in think that he likes Mary just because he actually likes Mary.

    And yea, I also don’t give a damn about Seo-jun anymore. I really really really wanted to like her. She always seems to have the potential to be cool, but time and time again, she comes off as a irrational person who is just an inch away from becoming the crazy evil second lead.

    But overall, Mary Stayed Out All Night is still my Monday-Tuesday crack. I love the drama, despite its logic flaws.

    • 24.1 anais

      All throughout the last few episodes, I found myself thinking, “Jung-seok, ever wonder why you never got the girl? Maybe it had to do with your being a scary control freak? Maybe you chased her away and that the object of your desire may be turning in her grave to have you attempting to own… cough cough, I mean take care of her through her daughter?”

  25. 25 xiaoSxin

    I want more!!!! Why is monday so far away??

  26. 26 camelotprincess

    Thanks much GF for the recap!! Mugyul’s tears just cut me deep…aarrgh… LOL!!

  27. 27 Sophia

    I love your recaps. Though not always do I agree with all of it but it is a refreshing view to what I think it is.

  28. 28 Lucille

    Maybe my upbringing was harsh, but I never got the staying beside someone’s sick bed all night thing. It’s a cold. The common cold. How much nursing do you really need? Leave a glass of water and a check on them periodically if you are really that worried.

    • 28.1 anais

      Wow. Really?

      My family totally practices the mode of nursing that Mary does. All the way down to the blowing cool and spoon-feeding the bean sprout soup. I wouldn’t be surprised if a male Mary brewed a ginseng tea, with the whole frigging giseng root to boot.

      • 28.1.1 Suzy

        Hahaha same here! My mum and dad used to watch me like a hawk whenever I had a cold 😛 And my mum would always bring me tea and soup and make sure I was nice and warm, etc. 😀

  29. 29 churasan

    Wow, I really didn’t expect Mary confessing her fake marriage so soon, I was kinda surprised. I totally loved this episode… the two guys fighting… jealously… what I love about Korean dramas. It looks like she’s gonna end up getting engaged to JI, probably to help them. I hope MR doesn’t pretend to marry JI to help him and with his drama. She so kind-hearted, I could see her sacrificing herself to save him…

  30. 30 minnetter

    Thanks for the recap GF!!

    … saw it raw and understood… 10% maybe a little more because I have been practicing and studying… but still gives me a headache trying to understand.. >_> …

    However the cuteness and the crying need no translation^^ But I like reading the recaps and seeing GF’s or JB’s opinions on dramas…^^

  31. 31 PickmePICKME

    YAY recap! I was wondering what was going on. Ugh the ending pissed me off though, but im glad she told the truth and stuff. Her dad pisses me off so fricking much. He practically sold his daughter and shit. Gah…but anyways, your recap kept me entertained lol.
    “Aw, feelings. Welcome to the party.” this part made me laugh so hard.
    Gosh i cant stand that seo jun wiaaatch. I mean, its my perogative to hate second lead females…but i mean daaam, she’s annoying. I mean you dumped the guy bc of ur career and now you want him back and expect him to be waiting with open arms? Aish

    • 31.1 milky

      actually, i thought he dumped her because of his 1-month rule with women, and therefore she’s completely hung up on him and he’s so over her.

  32. 32 Freehee

    oh, girlfriday….the last sentence rings so true its ridiculous!

  33. 33 confused

    is it just me or was this episode really…clunky. it almost felt as if they were rushing for the big reveal of the fake marriage. it lacked transition and felt really random/out of place at times.

    i want more moments with jung in! the socks were ohh so sweet. sigh…kim jae wook is so gorgeous…

  34. 34 kirara

    oh girlfriday.. your recaps are just hilarious! Totally loving it.. I watched this episode and was super excited myself that the fists went going and the sweetness pouring and I agree with you that Seo- Jun is more worried about her pride than her heart.. maybe thats why Mae ri may not be Mu Gyul’s type but she definitely got his heart moving so that’s the important part.

    I agree with the running around thing is getting kind of old and I’m also hoping that its going to get more interesting now that the fake marriage is out and the true feelings are going to pour out and reveal itself soon..

    Thanks for the recaps.. can’t wait for next episode and for your lovely recaps. :)


    This drama would drive me mad if I were watching it as it aired.
    Number one thing I hate in a drama: Family that constantly gets in the way in an annoying fashion (part of the reason why I cant watch HKdramas….)
    I really hate The Controlling Parent being part of the plot (if it lasts more than 2 episodes). It drives me nuts.

    Buuuttt, I’ll probably just read the recaps, then watch my fav parts, aka The Cute.

  36. 36 dandelion

    Thanks girlfriday.

    Of all the episodes that I had watched, me think episode 7 had the best scene for MMM. KJW – I said this is what I like – actors acting. And I am also moved by JI heart (feelings) towards MR . I know he is not going to get the girl but he still strife to win her and also with that unintended kiss ! which he himself was in shocked, but at least he is not kidding himself.

    As for the OST during this umbrella and raining scene if only this singer could had sang that song then it would be an awesome dating scene for a getting to know about you couple. Here is this awesome singer :-


    KJW mischief !

    JI hair covering the wound after the boxing fist was like
    an instant noodle toupee.

    • 36.1 Rosie

      Thanks girlfriday.


      Oh yes ! he is an awesome singer,

      KJW looks cute in that hat !!

    • 36.2 sheng

      yeah, that looked like a good, reserved kiss from JI to MR in the drama.
      for a guy to say that he’s a good kisser, how can it not be true? xD
      I too am moved by JI’s feelings for MR. KJW is such a good actor!

      • 36.2.1 sheng

        and pardon my bias, but I think it would’ve been great as well if Yesung (from Super Junior) could’ve sang another song for Moon Geun Young’s drama xD

  37. 37 danni

    Finally, this is (sort of) the show I thought MSOAN was going to be, JGS and KJW fighting over MGY. Thank you drama gods, for finally giving us this scene.

    I think this was the first episode of MSOAN where I wasn’t bored out of my mind when JGS and MGY were on screen. Seo-jun was really the only thing that bothered me in this episode. I’d rather she not become second lead bitch, but it would probably make her character more interesting, because right now, she’s kind of just there.

    I was so happy for the interaction between Jung-in and Mary outside of work, which was awkwardly cute. They had tried to make the second-lead relationship sort of convincing with the reveal of Mary and Jung-in’s past, but even then it didn’t really seem like Jung-in was interested in anything besides getting on his Dad’s good side, so I’m glad to see some earnest emotions on his side. Oh, and that kiss. I’m definitely about to start suffering from Second Male Lead Syndrome.

    I guess now all they have to do is find a way to keep throwing Mary and Mu-gyul together, which shouldn’t be too hard since they were always running into each other anyway. Or, they could just be lazy and keep the marriage contract as it is if Mu-gyul figures out he’s interested in Mary.

    MSOAN definitely still has flaws (totally unnecessary kidnapping flashback, SICK Mu-gyul waiting outside in the RAIN, Seo-jun and Jung-in who had been standing outside Mu-gyul’s place for who knows how long just randomly come in during Mary’s big reveal) but this episode is definitely better than the last six. Hopefully it can keep it up and get better.

    • 37.1 EveNing

      oh yes… the flaws that you’ve mentioned —> unnecessary kidnapping flashback, SICK Mu-gyul waiting outside in the RAIN, Seo-jun and Jung-in who had been standing outside Mu-gyul’s place for who knows how long just randomly come in during Mary’s big reveal —> i hope the writer works harder on the plot development, seriously

  38. 38 Lisa

    Thank you for the recaps. I am glad that the fake marriage ended so they can date and do more cute stuff together.

  39. 39 miss_procrastination

    I miss Jang Geun Suk’s hair versatility when he was Tae Kyung.

    • 39.1 donguri


    • 39.2 adney


  40. 40 outofcontrol

    don’t know about you, but I kinda like MG in hot PINK! I don’t really mind if I have to suspend disbelief just to enjoy the show…. I hope it (the angst? the fights?- the songs? whatever) will get better.

  41. 41 JAM

    oooh look, GirlFriday! Jung-in almost tore off Mu-gyul’s hot pink top in the office fisticuffs. 😛 But seriously, I’m totally a second lead shipper here n this kiss is way way WAY hotter than the one Mu-gyul gave Mary. Someone peel me off the floor please. 😉

    • 41.1 Jomo

      I totally agree.
      I was really happy to hear in Ep 6 MG admit something like that, too, almost as a nod to all the complaints against K-drama kisses being too chaste.

      He says something like “She would have really beat me up if I had really kissed her.”

      I am anticipating a good second kiss from the pair!

  42. 42 mellowyel

    So glad for this episode. As soon as Jung-In threw that first punch, I was like “OH YEAH, IT’S ON!” It did feel a little clunky, as someone said earlier – a lot of it felt like “oh snap we have to do xyz before the episode’s over” but i suppose it’s because they were rushing to get through all the stuff that should have happened in the last four episodes. I’m glad it came all at once because now we can move on to some real drama.

    Apparently handcuffs are involved in the next episode… and not for you you may want it to be – (yes, i mean you, yaoi shippers 😀 ) This should be interesting :)

  43. 43 koreandramalover/kdl

    thank u so much, girlfriday!! 😉

    fantastic recap, as usual!! 😉

    i too was sooo waiting for the major-realisation-of-feelings-for-Mary happening to Mu-gyul and Jung-in…

    but your capturing of their actions and emotions at every turn and revealing actions and moments
    punctuated with your trademark kick-ass attitude and vividly frank (and true, imo) perception in your words made it all the more emotionally-captivating and REAL to me, somehow…

    thanks so much, girlfriday! :)

  44. 44 lei

    thanks again, love this episode

  45. 45 Anonymous

    hey whats the title of the new song in this episode sang by JAng Geun Suk????….

  46. 46 lyra

    Thanks a bunch GF for the recap!! woot!.i thought Jung in is an adopted son (geeesh enough with the taesung pls. LOL) and now am enlightened.gracious.

    by the way, take a look of this clip, the cotton bud scene


    there are some inconsistencies in this scene. didnt noticed these during live streaming (very much occupied by their cuteness LMAO)

    but take a look at mugyul. he is holding a cotton bud , aight? but when he touched mae-ri’s forehead, it was not there. then it was there again.then finally the cotton bud is gone. with quick transitions while mugyul was talking , it was very fast that you wont notice that the bud was missing and appearing once again. whoa.

    with tonights episode, it’s like am watching a kdrama version of parent trap. MG-MR-JI parents are all annoying and i hope if it wont drag us until the end.

    • 46.1 Jo

      Wow, that was pretty cool 😮 (the youtube vid that showed the inconsistencies)

  47. 47 JOYce

    now we’re moving somewhere after lotsa teasing back and forth!
    i know a lot of people are rooting for Mary-Mu-gyul, BUT i would loveee to see Mary-Jung-in. They balance out!!!

    • 47.1 yay

      My thoughts exactly. So many people are for Mary-Mugyul and I do enjoy The Cute, very much but I have the Second Male Syndrome. I am totally invested in Jung In-Mary pair. :( why must I choose the road less taken?? ugh… heart prepare to be battered and abused.

  48. 48 JOYce

    Thank you for the recap. been refreshing the page 100times XD

    now we’re moving somewhere after lotsa teasing back and forth!
    i know a lot of people are rooting for Mary-Mu-gyul, BUT i would loveee to see Mary-Jung-in. they’re not THAT cute, but they balance each other out!!!

  49. 49 Fan

    Ha! I know when this show is cute it’s good, but now that it’s bringing on the angst, no matter how awkwardly, it’s _better_! :)

    (Thanks JB and GF for great recaps as always!)

    But seriously while JGS and MGY rocked the cute, for some reason I’m really digging their confused angst more… I guess cute is nice, but feeling is better for me. And while I dig Mr. So Gorgeous It’s Not Funny 2nd lead, and think he had the hotter kiss (I mean JGS just pressed his lip against MGY- at least Mr. Hot looked like he might have enjoyed his 2 second kiss a little! 😉 ) I admit his repressed way of expressing himself makes me slide still toward JGS in the cheering-on squad.

    Though I’m with you gals- if the OTP turns out to be JGS and Mr. Hot, the heat would be off the charts… 😉

    But no, sorry Mary is too adorable. When her eyes filled with tears, it’s true, it was incredibly hard not to have your own eyes do the same! MGY makes even stereotypical kdrama heroines lovable- the power of charisma!

  50. 50 rebwarts

    hi thanks for the recap, love this line from your comments section.

    Trust me. I crunched the numbers.

  51. 51 jengirl4116

    What is the song that is playing when Mary is nursing/tending to Mu-gyul?
    (the opera/christmas sounding one)

    • 51.1 daebak

      I was wondering the same thing! It’s so pretty.

  52. 52 diadda

    Java brought up the acting like a married couple already even though they are not officially together and until this episode Mu-gyul and Mary have been too good together. There was nothing holding them back, nothing stopping them from being together. Without conflict, no matter how cute you are there is no plot and no reason to watch you.

    Attic Cat I think is a good example of the same thing done much better. Two people who live as husband and wife on need and reflex, then develop love as the show goes on.

    This episode I think had that missing love story arc. Someone actually after and showing interest in Mary for something other than financial gain. Mu-gyul’s mom and her Dad at odds, needs also to be resolved. Before everything was contrived and nobody really gave a rats behind about anybody. This honestly would have started out better with Mu-gyul being a really popular singer and Mary being his weird and secret girlfriend. Then do everything else the same. That sets up conflict of hiding the relationship or coming out to defend your turf from day one.

    Doesn’t change my personal beliefs that the boys make a far more interesting couple, but I can only get so much BL a year in kdramas right? Guess I’ll have to go back to yummy and moony in the moonlight and be happy :)

    • 52.1 Taber

      Attic Cat is my favorite drama not only for the character development but for the main girl character alone, the traits she had in Attic Cat was something to admirer. The best scene in that drama was when she fought the second lead actress and her mother in the ladies room, then again on the rooftop. The killer the scene that put this drama in a league of it own was the main girl determination to live her life for herself and not for her parents or anyone else, when she told her mother he not leaving and she should just go home and didn’t waver even when the father came and left crying.

      Attic Cat was a drama way before it time, the main girl throughout the drama was like the roots of a oak tree never letting other dictate what she should do or how she should feel. I have watch this drama about 50 times, whenever I watch a drama that use more normal trend of weak, stupid and submissive trait in they leading lady I revere to this drama to be able to breath.

      I think the issue I have with this MSOAN is the fact that the the lead actress who is 24 years old allow a complete stranger to dictate her life because of money, it way to much for my culture upbringing. Thanks for mention Attic Cat it truly was a rare drama.

  53. 53 kit

    aaawh. <3 i was kind of losing interest this drama, but i'll defs have to get back on the road again. i'm worried that the Declaration means that Mary's going to have an angsty time not being able to hang out with Mu-Gyul, who obvs will get screentime playing his guitars in his apartment feeling all lonely and reminiscing. but ohwell, we need some jungin time! (:
    thanks for the recaps!

  54. 54 LaLa

    I don’t see why it’s any different to have the two boys working together without you…in bed.

    sorry, I had too.

    Great episode, i’m really loving the attraction emerging between Jung-in and Mary. I hope a plot shift brings a turn of entertaining evernts.

  55. 55 Cher

    girlfriday thank you.

    The Kangs and the Wi’s are fortunate people.

    Firstly the kangs have a “housemaid” to cook, make kimchis, cleaning the room and nurse the son.

    The Wi’s, her father fortunately owned a food outlet and
    MR’s needs are also taken care of by JI, how lucky those people are.

  56. 56 Nikki

    thank you very much Girlfriday!!!

  57. 57 CaptiveChaos

    Alright, so maybe this drama isn’t super deep, intricately plotted, or shockingly original.

    I’m okay with that.

    It’s still endearingly cute, lighthearted fun that I can look forward to all week and never fail to enjoy.

    Sometime you end up loving something for being exactly what it is… sweet, gooey, mindless entertainment with just enough angst to make me occasionally clap my hands and squeal like a schoolgirl. (I admit I have a soft spot for jealous hotties.)

    This drama just brings the happy. That’s what it does best, and that’s why I love it….

    ……….. but is it weird that I still found JGS ridiculously hot even when he was wearing that ghastly hot-pink blouse at the party?

  58. 58 angel_in87

    well, i’m not interested to watch this drama, because everytime i see JGS n MGY, they just like sibling. i dun know… hmmm…but i always keep waiting for your recap…thx GF

  59. 59 ank

    Thanks for the recap!!! I can’t help tearing when I saw Mary cried. Can’t wait to see the next episode!!!

  60. 60 rachel

    Mugyul cried whey he said those words.

    I was crying too, this is so sad.

    • 60.1 Skye.

      Me too, it was heartbreaking.

  61. 61 pohonphee

    Am I the only one who think Mary & Mu-gyul doesn’t look like newlywed but look like sibling, sister-sister?? Sisters take care each other, sisters are worried about each other condition, sisters make Kimchi together, ha, ha, ha

    Somehow the plot line is twisted. And comes the you-can’t-marry-me-because-we-are-sibling plot line. But it becomes the real one, which I have not seen yet in K drama land, not just that oh-we-can-marry-NOW-cause-apparently-we-are-NOT-sibling. Mu-gyul seem can accept that. Mary ends up with Jung-in and everybody is happy.

  62. 62 Jen Y.

    Deng it all. I still have second lead syndrome, even more so after this ep…

    • 62.1 sheng

      sigh. TOTALLY.

  63. 63 ferngully

    Is it just me or is JGS totally looking “prettier”? MGY and him looked like sisters in the fifth screenshot. :)

    • 63.1 LaLa

      OH MY GOD. Totally agree!
      when they’re making kimichi he looks prettier then she does.
      And yet I wonder, how can someone soooo feminine be soooo attractive>

  64. 64 Nigar

    i love this drama sooooooooo much

  65. 65 MSOANsupporter

    Loved the ‘let’s end the contract scene’!!!!
    It made me cry :(

    Apparently, Mu-gyul’s tears were not in the script but JKS cried in the scene anyway.. plus MGY’s waterworks.. sigh..really touching…

  66. 66 rudelysweetk

    ahh after reading this i want to watch 6&7 more.. as some of you say after reading this you didn’t watch MMM… I was always addicted this drama and its’s becoming more interesting…can’t wait for eng sub and next week!! thanks for the review!!

  67. 67 Christy

    Thank you for your fabulous recaps! I love this episode, so hilarious and sweet!

  68. 68 miley

    Can for once the second lead gets the girl..I luv jks but surprisingly I’m rooting for jungin n mery in mmm…the sadness in jungin s eyes..I think only mary can bring him happiness..hehe and although their screen times is less I somehow feels that their story is more romantic..jks n mgy are cute but too similar..opposite attracks..:)

  69. 69 nikki

    I love this episode! finally it’s not dragging anymore like the previous episodes and the hot guy (jung-in) seems to be more human—less coldness. The cute guy (JGS) is starting to realize his true feelings for Mary.
    I must agree if these guys hook-up… the ratings will be off the charts!!!hahaha! but mind you who can resist Mary’s charms? dang! she’s one lucky girl!

  70. 70 nikki

    I totally love this episode!!! finally the story’s picking up speed…
    The hot guy (KJW) seems to be more human. He’s starting to show some emotions.
    The cutie (JGS) is starting to realize his true feelings for Mary.
    But I must admit if these 2 hot guys ever hook-up…surely the ratings will be off the charts!!! hahaha…dreaming!

    but of course who would resist Mary’s charm?!?
    dang! she’s one lucky girl!

  71. 71 nix

    Finally!!! the story’s picking up speed…compared to the previous episodes…

    The hot guy (KJW) seems to be more human. He’s showing more emotions.

    The cutie (JGS) is starting to realize his true feelings for Mary.

    But I must agree if these 2 hot guys ever hook-up…surely ratings will be off the charts!!! hahaha! dream on….

    Let’s not forget Mary though…who could ever resist her charms?!?

    Dang! she’s one lucky girl! :)

  72. 72 Jomo

    “Why? I don’t see why it’s any different to have the two boys working together without you…unless you’re bowing out to let ‘em have sexy fun times in the office. Just sayin’.”

    We know you have been watching an alternate reality show
    (Is that a thing?) from the one they are actually airing, but how can I view it? Is there an alternate reality show website?
    Did diadda make a version?

  73. 73 kimsanya

    first, I really excited to watch this drama but myheart totally had stolen by screet garden, though I don’t watch m3 still I read M3’s recaps everyweek and now, defenitely I will download ep 7 and watch it SOON, I wanna see jung in kissed mary!!! OMG, I really love jae wok here though I like jgs more than him before, but… I just finished watched antique bakery and beethoven virus, they both were second lead and kjw’s acting really impressed me!

  74. 74 Francesca

    Yayy! Finally the DRAMA! I haven’t finished watching this eps but I can’t wait to read the recaps ^_^

  75. 75 Mary Mary Mary

    Thanks so much for the recap girlfriday! I’m glad this episode didn’t disappoint…too much. It’s good to see the plot finally moving a little faster. I really don’t understand the GIANT force that is driving Jung-in’s dad to want Mary in the family so bad. I mean..okay he has had a crush on Mary’s mum but still I don’t like the way he pushes Jung-in..Mmm.. hopefully it will make sense soon!

  76. 76 crzycpl

    I think the kiss from JI was infinitely better than the one from MG. KJW’s right-hand-side profile is GORGEOUS!!! I never knew. I always thought he was skinny and not much else but there were plenty of shots of his RHS profile which made me swoon. ahhhhh… 😛

  77. 77 Aerian

    Thanks girlfriday,

    Although I HEART JI but I know that all the publicity and the storyline is about the couple (1st leads) so we know JI will not get the girl.

    The storyline will be twisted for JI not to get the girl because his script is always one step behind doing things for MR.

    KJW has acted convincingly well for the character JI so it is up to the PD, Screen Writer and the Director to change the script but I doubt it could be changed as the payment contract had been signed, so ! I will enjoy KJW’s acting. aja aja !! KJW !!

  78. 78 drama4lyf

    So far, the plot has been kinda uninteresting. hopefully now that the fake marriage thing is finally gone, it will be a lot better. hope ratings improve!!

  79. 79 Jane

    I’d like to look over these numbers you crunched, b/c in my opinion he is at his hottest when he’s grabbing people and kissing their socks (mittens in this case?) off.

  80. 80 jat

    Jung In is so hot plus so cute ! the only reason we root for him is that the character is HE. he’s like the male version of the second lead female that I always hate. seriously if this character is a girl I probably bitching her right now . but hey, thats Kim Jae Wook uri lovely Jung In there is no room for hate. I glad that he punches Mu Gyul for he said but he totally deserves one for the kiss.

  81. 81 Dara

    Still hop in and out of this drama (seriously, I almost fell asleep reading one of the recap, not because of the recap but the story itself). I think the writing was kind of weak for such talented leads.

    Well, love the jealous JGS though.

  82. 82 Rabbitmom

    The story is spinning in the right direction! Wonder how it wld shape… eagerly waiting for Episode 8.

  83. 83 joly

    I think 2 nd kiss between Marie and Jung-in is so real more than 1st kiss.
    Thanks for your recap.

  84. 84 Khris

    oMo!!! 0_0 why cant it be Monday (or Tuesday) everyday!!!

  85. 85 diadda

    promised follow up video to the episode 6 true love triangle.

    episode 7 the way my head sees it.


    click the red play button. then click the green play button.

  86. 86 GoMiNam

    Well well well… the two boys are even with each other now: both have a couple of piggybacks, one kiss on forehead and one real kiss :-) I wonder who will make the next move. Who’ll be first to say that “Saranghae”?

  87. 87 Chewybewy

    OMG!! JI and Mary’s kiss is way sexier than Mary and MG…and in the rain make it even better!!!

  88. 88 Marypeg

    love your recaps of this show!! soo funny. they’re basically more entertaining than the actual show. haha

  89. 89 Meix2

    You know what… I think that this drama would be so much better without the two fathers, who are so annoyingly selfish/ meddling and OTT tha they completely piss me off.

  90. 90 Lucy

    Does anybody know the name of the song that’s playing in the scene that MG remembers his early encounters with Mary? I havent listen it before and it isnt in the OST.

  91. 91 Anime1234

    Interesting fashion/clothing motif: JI’s dad tries to makeover Mary and her dad. I love when Mugyul sees dad in the tight suit. Others see Mary as looking more like a secretary now. It doesn’t fit them in literal and figurative ways.

    Mary made mittens for Mugyul. In Kdramaland, she will end up wanting to hold his hand forever.

    However, she bought socks for JI which I equate with the giving your girlfriend shoes meaning. He will run away.

    Not sure what the hot pink shirt for Mugyul means? Romance is blooming? Or we just love to make him as feminine as possible? ha ha.

    Still enjoying your recaps. You got hooked me on this and Secret Garden. And I swore I would lay off for awhile after SKKS. i have stuff to do. oh well. smile

  92. 92 didi

    maybe the dads should get married. j/k _-_

    i’m not holding out for a turning point. declarations at the end of the episodes like these might still be taken back or covered up at the beginning of the next. XD;

    i still love the show (even if i’m also on the secret garden bandwagon), though… and i love JGS and MGY.

    thanks for the recap. :)

  93. 93 Taber

    Thanks for the recap, great as usually I got up early this morning to read the review. I have to say that the interaction between Mary and Mu-gul is just incredible. I really don’t see how Jung In is even in this competition; I have not seen such natural connection in a drama since (NEVER!) Oop’s (My Girlfriend Is A Nine tail Fox). What does it for me that Mary is so over the top with her affection and Mu-gul naturally soak it up like a sponge. They’re very limited awkward moments in when that ugly tactics is used it plays out quickly that you get right back into enjoy the normal human interactions

    I’m happy that the lie is out but I would have been more happy is Mary would have stood up for herself and Mu-gul that didn’t cause him his pride. I felt her confession come a little too late and it only cause more hurt then good. Did confession mean she has to go throw with the engagement to Jung In, if I was Mu-gul I be thinking WTF, another slap in Mu-gul’s face. I looking forward to see how they redeem her actions, could it be taking a bullet for him? Storyline is getting more interested but it would have been refreshing if she stated it was at first but now it real, the remaining days left I will be put all my sincerity in being Mu-gul wife! I would have gave my Coach bag to see how good the screen writer is to continue with 9 episode of a couple that don’t part, they chemistry is so explosive that I could have taking the drama being completely about them . I think I would never see that again since (Nine Tail Fox) but a girl can Dream.

    I have never dislike a father the way I dislike Mary’s dad, I thought Min Woo father in “Giant” was bad but Mary’s father is ten times worst with his delusional belief that he doing this for Mary’s own good. Mary’s father is so disrespectfully, crude, and have a fat personality that it makes me fast forward whenever he appearances on the screen.

  94. 94 Misheru

    Dude!!! I love your comments on the recaps… they crack me up!!! :)

    Thanks for posting these… they always hold me up until the subbed version come out… YAY!

  95. 95 Krickitat

    I called up my accounting team and we crunched the numbers as well, and while angsty JGS was 30% less hot then on-stage JGS both fell well behind Drunk and Woof woof JGS by at least 62% with a margin of error of 3%.

    By this we have concluded that this drama either needs more piggy back rides or fewer to maintain the status quo and that drinking and cuteness needs to increase by at least 25%

  96. 96 JohnC

    Enjoying but wonder why the guys are more feminine than the girl.
    Seriously the age of the fringe has to be ended.
    From beautiful in CP to plain and dorky in this drama.
    Did they use a time machine to make her a child again?
    She looks so young……or is this a different actress?

    I know it’s a wonderful world of fantasy and I willingly buy in…..but seriously………Indi music?…….ha ha ha.
    This is Idol, Boy Band at it’s most produced.
    I’m still watching though!

  97. 97 Taber

    So typical of female to find fault with Seo Jun where she the only one out for this square that have the right to be upset and her interested in Mu-gul is understandable (NORMAL). It seem to me that Seo Jun and Mu-gul had a great relationship if it latest a year, maybe because she wanted more he broke it off. I find Seo Jun character to be cool, her confidence charming and her straightforwardness refreshing. It was shown before Mary was even in the picture she wasn’t over Mu-gul and she want to get back with him. Seo Jun character is a insight to what Mary need to become if she wants longevity with Mu-gul. Seo Jun character is different on many levels then the normal first love second lead angle.

    1. It seems like she did nothing wrong to Mu-gul
    2. She sincerely cares about him.
    3. The nickname of (absolute perfection) says it all how she feels about him.
    4. she think he perfect just the way he is and I bet she never thought he wasn’t good enough too marry.

    I don’t see nothing to dislike about her, she has her shortcomings but so do Mary. She exactly like Jung In without the creepy control factor but everyone thing Jung In is hot but sees Seo Jun ias a bitch waiting to happen. I disagree Seo Jun is a woman who knows what she wants in have the confidence to go after it, if that consider a Bitch then I’m the Queen B. Seo Jun loves Mu-gul for what he is, she don’t try to change him even with her rich family background, she don’t look down on his lifestyle and to be honest Mary judge Mu-gul negatively from the begin all because he was different not the normal 9 to 5.
    I would love to see Mary end up with Mu-gul but I don’t want him to change into Jung In for that to happen. I want him to develop more into his rocker character and still be acceptable.

    Women are woman worst enemy, we never support positive traits such as sexy, smart and confidence in k-drama we fall victim to believing that been weak, innocent and dumb is a trait that admirable. Having your life dictate my a complete stranger and a father that never get his life straight isn’t something to cheer for. Seo Jun go after Mu-gul with determination of a woman and if the (GIRL) Mary get knock down it all fine and good, because Mu-gul has been beaten by Mary’s father, scold by Jung In’s father, yelled at by Mary’s and hit by Jung In all for the sake of fake love, so it only fair that it’s Mary turn to be brought down a peg by one person who really have the right to fight for LOVE, let the games begin now it time for Mary to be nervous.

    • 97.1 Krickitat

      I dont think her relationship lasted with him for a year. Im pretty sure she didnt last any longer with him then any of the other girls, the truth is he dumped her just like he did all the others and after he did he barely thought of her. You notice MG never really brought her up or thought about her until she showed up in his life again.

      And honestly I dont think EX-girlfriends have the right to get as upset as she is getting now. Sure as a girl who was once with him she has a right to try to get him back, but I dont think she has any right or call to get as angry and nasty as she is getting now. And she isnt cool, she is a little drama queen who throws fits whenever she doesnt get her way. Like throwing someone elses phone at a mirror. That shows she has no respect for other peoples things and that she didnt care that glass shards could be flying everywhere. OR that she threw that glass with no concept that SOMEONE has to clean that up. I would much rather have a person like mary who might throw something like that but immediatly feel contrite and clean it up herself.

      so in essence I dont hate seo jun, I dont think she is a bitch, but she doesnt have as many nice sides as you think.

      But I also think that he behavior is going to really change after ep 7 now that she can see mary as a threat but doesnt have to back off cause they are married.

    • 97.2 sheng

      I agree with your point about SeoJoon. I actually like all main leads (not SJ so much in this episode tho. my first time watching it raw, and she wasn’t as calm and collected as usual => What I like most about her is that and that she’s straightforward. definitely a refreshing character indeed, better than most 2nd lead females).

      I just disagree about your point #1. I actually think she did wrong to MooKyul. She choose the drama over him, thus deeming herself (or her work) more important than he is. Then she wants to get back with him. I think what she did was wrong. If she realized that she was wrong (after a year of growing up..?), she should’ve apologized before suggesting that they get back together.
      about SJ not looking down on MK, we don’t know about that. We don’t have the story of when they met and how they were like, we can’t say for sure if she looked down on him or not. maybe it’s as you say, maybe she changed her views, idk.

      but anyways if an article i read was correct, SJ would fall for JI (eventually). hopefully it comes sooner than later, because I actually want more action for the male second lead 😀
      go second lead syndrome!

      • 97.2.1 Krickitat

        I think we are all so into JI and SJ getting together and second lead syndrome because it seemed from the start that Mugyul and Mae Ri are just made for each other. They meowed and woofed at each other and it was like, this is it, this is true love forever t’ever. JI doesnt stand a chance, I think thats why girlfriday feels like this drama was dragging, because there is obviously no way in heck that sec ond lead is gunna be able to break up the Tru Lub going on. There is no ambiguity at all…no what if moment. No “but he would be so much better”

        We dont sit here and question WHHHHHHY the main female would Possibly EVER want to chose the main lead over the hot handsome, hunky, love muffin who wants nothing more then romance.

        I find it sad that we are so preconditioned to want those things that some people find it hard to see something that is still honestly good in front of them.

  98. 98 Betty

    Hi girlfriday,thank you

    We know that mary will end up with MG so for now we will watch the other characters which is also entertaining.

    I sympathised for father for behaving badly because therehe has no wife or motherly figure in the Wi family, so too with JR .

    But for MG’s mother ,don’t know how to describe her except she can’t accept the word ahjumma(not facing reality) and still wearing tight mini skirt with legging, and going around with men.

    Some parents wants the best for their children which they didn’t have it before.

  99. 99 pbjtime

    Thank you, girlfriday!

    I love this episode, mainly because THINGS HAPPENED. The plot moved forward, kissing was done, lies were revealed, and the Second Female Lead started to actually have a purpose, as someone for me to dislike. Seo-jun IS kind of annoying, with her selfishness and gigantic pride.

    Of course, we still got a running tackle from The Cute, which totally helps. (:

  100. 100 taffy

    so we’ve seen many a cold drama heroes fall for and be rescued by the simple nice girl’s warmth over and over. yet Mary’s warmth seems more genuine/relatable and I can actually buy into her blossoming relationship w/ both male leads. just curious, what do you guys think is the difference btw this drama’s retelling of the basic same storyline than others? is it bc of the little cute details written into the storyline, or is the actress just really bringing it alive?

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