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49 Days: Episode 12

This episode RULES! Here are a few reasons why: Sweet Kang, Angry Kang, Hero Kang, Smart Kang, Jealous Kang, Fisticuffs Kang, Bratty Kang, Petty Kang, Cutie Pie Kang, Bad Excuses Kang, Playboy Kang… Did I leave any out? Oh yeah… Kang in a Suit. Need I say more?

 
EPISODE 12 RECAP

Ji-hyun starts feeling woozy, and then her soul pops right out of Yi-kyung’s body. In the middle of the park, in the middle of the day. Oh, crap.

Min-ho asks if Yi-kyung’s okay, but all he gets back is a “Who are you?” But before things can get too complicated, (and damn, too bad) In-jung arrives to discover Min-ho here “with that woman.” He drags her away to talk, leaving Yi-kyung confused and alone.

Ji-hyun calls the Scheduler in a panic, but Kang has been keeping an eye from afar, and swoops in to save the day. Gawd, I love Kang as the big bleeding heart hero. I mean, don’t get me wrong—I ALSO love petulant, petty Kang. But this Kang is so sweet.

The Scheduler drags Ji-hyun away, calling her a troublemaker (hey, takes one to know one, buddy) and Kang reassures Yi-kyung that everything is okay. She recognizes him, which does calm her down, but as she looks at her surroundings, she has a momentary flashback…

Oh noes. More tugging of the heartstrings. Damnit, Show.

Yi-kyung and Yi-soo walk hand-in-hand in their high school uniforms, looking like the cutest couple there ever was. She says, “Oh no, what am I going to do? This place is so pretty.”

Yi-soo: “What am I going to do?” And she finishes his thought: “…because I’M so pretty?” Haha. I’d barf if you weren’t so cute. They walk along and then disappear, like a momentary hallucination.

In-jung demands to know what Min-ho is doing here with Yi-kyung, and asks if he came here with her. He doesn’t directly answer her, but ends up running off to check on Yi-kyung because he’s worried about her, leaving In-jung stewing and totally rejected. I sense some deep-seated issues about to surface with this one.

Meanwhile, the Scheduler gives Ji-hyun a talking-to, and she worries what’ll happen if she can’t get back into her host body before midnight (the official penalty is one day per minute that she’s late). But there’s at least one loophole for today: this wasn’t her fault, getting ejected in the middle of the day, so she won’t be getting that penalty.

But that makes Reaper Boy wonder what made Yi-kyung wake up. He guesses that there’s something about this place, and that bringing her here has triggered something significant for her. Dude, you have no idea.

He consults his reaper smartphone, which tells him that in the case of the host waking up in the middle of the day, he can make her believe that the entire day was a dream. The cost: another of the 49 days shaved off. Ji-hyun pouts that she’s already used a day, but they’re pretty much out of options at this point.

They run to catch up to Yi-kyung, who is walking along down the path where she and Yi-soo had once walked. She instinctively just follows a young high school couple, as if in a trance, and Kang follows silently behind her.

Ji-hyun and the Scheduler catch up, and then as all four of them walk along, Yi-kyung sees two kids at a table with tarot cards and stops. That triggers Kang’s memory, and then he flashes back…

After their magic club had picked partners, he and Ji-hyun were assigned to raise money for a charity by setting up a tarot card booth in that park. Ji-hyun works tirelessly trying to get people to stop, while he just sulks off to the side, all the while stealing glances at her.

After singing to get people’s attention (which of course embarrasses Kang to no end), one couple, a pair of kids from another school, finally stops at the table…

O.M.G. It’s Yi-kyung and Yi-soo! Dude, I assumed they were tacitly connected because they lived in the same so-called “reaper district” as adults, but it didn’t even occur to me that it might go back as far as high school.

And there they are, our main foursome, all dressed in high school uniforms, all alive, and staring right at each other. My mind, she is blown.

Ji-hyun coaxes them to pay 5 bucks and pick a card, and Yi-soo hesitates saying that it’s a hoax. Ji-hyun swears it’s not, and Yi-kyung wants to play for fun, so he agrees. As he pays, Ji-hyun notes a few things: he’s got worn sleeves, and she carefully reads Yi-kyung’s nametag, and sees that they’ve come up from another town.

He then picks a card—it’s the Lovers card, featuring two naked people, making both of them blush. But Ji-hyun’s reaction reveals that this is not the fortune she wanted to deliver to the young couple.

They note the look on her face and ask if this is a bad card. So she lies, telling them that they’re meant to be, and that they’ll get married and have a long, happy life together. She then does a trick and reveals a pink rose, and hands it to Yi-kyung with a smile.

She tells her that it’s her favorite flower, and we see that this is the moment when Kang discovered this about Ji-hyun, and why he still brings her pink roses to this day. It’s ALSO the same rose that Yi-kyung still has in her apartment—the one that Dr. Noh returned to her. It has to be.

In the present, all four of them stand there in front of the table, and the Scheduler watches them quizzically, trying to figure out why they’re all so lost in thought. It’s a nice moment, as each of the two who are still alive—Kang and Yi-kyung—are flanked by the people they loved, hovering by them as spirits.

Back in the past, Yi-kyung and Yi-soo sit by the water talk about their dream to build a pension. Yi-soo takes the flower and tells her that he’ll build it for her, and call it June Love, because he’ll build it for her by next June.

He then gets down on one knee and gives her the rose, telling her that he loves her. Oh, my god, I can’t take it! It’s so sad!

He kisses her on the forehead, and then in the present, Yi-kyung’s tears start to fall as she remembers it all. The Scheduler looks at her, a little shaken, and then in an instant, she collapses.

Without even thinking about it, the Scheduler materializes in order to catch her as she falls. Yi-kyung looks up, actually seeing Yi-soo’s face in a haze, before passing out. Omigod, omigod, omigod.

Yi-soo holds her like that, moved by her tears, and he wipes them with his hand. It shakes him, though he can’t remember or know why.

Kang doesn’t even notice, as he and Ji-hyun keep staring at the kids, lost in memory. Back in the past, Kang scolds her for lying to the young couple. He may have half-assed most things, but he knows enough that she read their card upside-down, meaning that the “true” fortune would have been: lovers who are destined to part forever.

She just says in her Ji-hyunesque way that they looked so happy together, and that she didn’t want to give them bad news. So, what’s wrong with a little white lie? He argues in his stubborn way that it’s still lying, and that she doesn’t get to decide whether or not they ought to hear the truth.

She grumbles that he’s one to talk, being the brat who rejected his mother’s birthday soup, and that riles him up. He starts to pack it up, and she grabs his arm to stop him, and in anger he shakes her off, only she’s a stick, so she goes flying into the bucket of roses.

That’s when her bracelet comes off (the one he still keeps) and she cry-yells at him to go away. This is the big fallout? Everything else about this flashback is awesome, but this part is lame-o. Oh well. Maybe there’s a part 2?

And…there is. Oh, thank god. Kang rushes back to the scene but doesn’t find Ji-hyun there. He does pick up the bracelet, though, and shows up to school the next day bearing a giant bouquet of pink roses. Aaaaaargh. Kang ah! So. Cute.

But timing’s not on his side, as he walks in to hear Seo-woo announce to the class that Ji-hyun is off to Seoul, and that they’ll never see her again. He rushes out to try and find her, only to be met by his mother, and then his father. His bags are already packed, as Mom has decided to give in and send him to the States to live with Dad.

Aw, poor puppy. So it wasn’t like a giant fallout or anything, but basically an unfulfilled chance at first love. Kang’s also stunted emotionally, so we can see why he clung to this memory for so long.

Note: In each of their flashbacks, I think present-day characters are only remembering the other couple vaguely. As in, Ji-hyun hasn’t put together that Yi-kyung is that girl in the past, and that the Scheduler was her boyfriend. At least not YET.

Reaper Boy yells at Ji-hyun to pop back in while Yi-kyung has fainted, and Kang literally sees the change right before his eyes. He knows that it’s Ji-hyun again, and pretends not to notice the crazy, just offering up the excuse that she’s fainting because she’s hungry.

Meanwhile, Min-ho runs back to the scene to look for Yi-kyung, shouting her name in the crowd. In-jung stands in place, still stung from the rejection, as a tear falls.

Over dinner, Kang stares at Ji-hyun intently, and we see that after he had dropped her off to meet Min-ho, he still followed her out of worry. He saw everything—that In-jung had arrived and gotten miffed, that Min-ho dragged her away, and that she had called him “oppa.”

He puts some food on her plate, and she notes his increasing weirdness—that he’s being nice, and not even getting angry about the fact that she came here with Min-ho. So when she gets a phone call from the bastard, he half-acting / half-truthfully grabs the phone out of her hand, yelling that people shouldn’t call when she’s eating.

He tells her not to meet Min-ho, and to go back up to Seoul with him instead. Ji-hyun, dim girl that she is, interprets the action as him basically confessing that he likes Yi-kyung. Heh. Well, you’re half-right.

By the time Min-ho gives up trying to find Yi-kyung and remembers that he ditched In-jung, she’s long gone. She’s gone to her parents’ house, and we see that she grew up very poor, which was probably the main source of her ire towards Princess Ji-hyun.

She can’t bring herself to go in though, and Min-ho catches up to her there. She gets a call from Seo-woo, or rather the restaurant owner where Seo-woo is drunk and passed out, from being stood up by Kang.

In-jung makes a snide remark to Min-ho that she’ll take Seo-woo and that he should go, since he has someone waiting for him in his hotel room. But he cancels the rest of his business trip and takes them back.

On their way out of Jinan, Ji-hyun perks up at seeing her dad’s favorite restaurant, and Kang notes her interest. He makes up an excuse to bring back some food for the others, and so they stop. Min-ho drives past on the same route and sees Yi-kyung happily carrying out food with Kang.

He’s dying of curiosity—what happened to her, why Kang is there in Jinan—but can’t let on, so he just keeps driving.

It’s time for Yi-kyung to arrive at work, and she makes it, but it’s clearly not Yi-kyung, unless she’s gotten a lobotomy between Jinan and Seoul. She sasses her boss and gets to work, starting with a caramel macchiato for herself. Her reflection in the mirror reveals that it’s Yi-soo, playing dress-up to help Yi-kyung keep her job. Aw. Your prickliness is SUCH an act.

He yells at a couple of kids who are about to ask for some help buying cigarettes, and then sighs when he sees Dr. Noh walk in. He presents himself in his own body this time, and sends him away brusquely, noting that all men are the same. Hm, I wonder if it was a mistake for you to reveal your face to the doc. I guess we’ll see.

Min-ho helps bring Seo-woo home, and then he and In-jung have it out. She notes that this is the first time he’s ever been in her place, and that she’s basically never been able to do any normal couple things with him, and yet here he is, taking a woman he’s known for a month to Jinan. Why?

Min-ho: “Because I’m drawn to her.” Dayum. He’s not mincing words. He tells her that he’s tried not to, and that he feels bad, but he can’t help it…that’s where his heart keeps going. He tells her that he’s not going to do anything about it, and so to wait for him.

In-jung’s jaw drops, even amidst her tears. She’s waited for five years…how much longer is she supposed to wait? They hear Seo-woo stumble to the bathroom to throw up, and he tries to get In-jung to quiet down, but she’s done keeping secrets on his behalf.

She shouts that she’s got nothing to lose and no one to be afraid of if the truth gets out, and so she’s done caring about that. Seo-woo’s practically passed out, but she does wake up just long enough to see Min-ho from the side, for an instant, as he leaves.

Kang walks Ji-hyun home, and insists on watching her go inside. She keeps eyeing him warily, like Nice-Kang does not compute. He just asks her in exasperation if she likes Min-ho enough to follow him all the way to Jinan, and she just replies that there must’ve been a reason for her to do so, but doesn’t offer up what that reason is.

As he watches her, Kang thinks to himself, “Idiot. Idiot, Idiot. You said you saw him in a hotel room with In-jung. And you still like him?” Oh, I totally forgot that he knows that—well, that Yi-kyung had come back from that hotel with her resume, reeling from the trauma of seeing her ex with her friend. Now he’s got all the puzzle pieces.

And with that knowledge, he greets Min-ho with a fist to the face. Aw, yeah! He says, “That was for Ji-hyun!” And then he hits him again. “That’s for Ji-hyun too!” He raises his fist a third time, “And this…”

But he finally calms down, seeing that Min-ho has no excuses and just takes all the hits. Inside, he gives him some ointment, and asks how long it’s been going on with In-jung. Min-ho lies that of course it was after Ji-hyun’s accident, but Kang tells him not to assume he’s an idiot.

He lays into Min-ho for carrying on with In-jung before the accident, and asks if he came to like Yi-kyung at the same time. He can’t believe the hyung he liked and respected so much turned out to be this kind of person.

Min-ho in turn asks why Kang liked him so much, and Kang says it’s because he knows that Min-ho grew up poor, but overcame everything with his own strength. Min-ho just tells him that guys like him think that growing up poor means that he couldn’t afford a car or nice restaurants, and scoffs without further explanation.

So, basically, Kang : Min-ho :: Ji-hyun : In-jung, yeah? Kang warns Min-ho not to bother about Yi-kyung anymore, and Min-ho leaves without answering him.

Kang broods for a while, and then decides to tell Manager Oh everything, because he needs help processing it all. They suss out that she had 49 days from the date of her accident, that she can’t tell anyone who she is, and he wonders about the monk’s words: that she has to get proof of people’s true hearts.

He also can’t figure out why she hid her official seal, and Manager Oh just tells him to help her, because he’s the only one who can.

Ji-hyun has slept all night in Yi-kyung’s body, both of them worn out from the day’s events. She wakes up the next day and remembers the food she brought back, and visits the hospital as Ji-hyun’s friend.

She gives them the soup and tells them that Ji-hyun said that even if she got married, her father would always be her lighthouse, and she asks him to live a long, long time.

Belatedly, In-jung wonders who sent her the text yesterday to meet Min-ho in the park. What, you didn’t wonder that when you got it? Anyway, she calls the number and Ji-hyun answers on the other end, clearly having anticipated the call.

They meet, and In-jung asks what she’s up to, not about to give an inch. But Ji-hyun shakes her, declaring that she said she’d keep her secret, not that she wouldn’t meet Min-ho. She tells her not to worry though—he won’t break it off with In-jung so easily since they’ve been “partners” for so long.

She muses that In-jung, being the president’s secretary and Ji-hyun’s old friend, probably got Min-ho his job in the first place. She thinks it shouldn’t be a big deal for them to share Min-ho, since hell, she handed him over to her best friend for two years. Ha. I like this vindictive streak in Ji-hyun.

Kang goes to see Seo-woo and asks about yesterday. He confirms a myriad of things: that she overheard In-jung and Min-ho say that they’ve been together for five years (which she shrugs off as having heard wrong), that In-jung has a boyfriend that she’s never met, and that Ji-hyun’s dad doesn’t have long to live.

Damn, it’s so refreshing to have people just find out everything at once. Kang works it out on his drive back, figuring out that Ji-hyun isn’t still interested in Min-ho; she’s got some sort of plan to reveal his true nature to her father before he signs everything over to him.

In-jung walks into Min-ho’s office and shows him her resignation, announcing that she’s on her way to submit it, and she adds that Yi-kyung sent her a text that day to meet him at the park.

That sends his wheels spinning, and he tasks his minion to dig up everything he can on Song Yi-kyung. He figures that there’s a reason why she’s playing him, and he won’t rest until he finds out.

At the same time, In-jung goes to the hospital intending to resign, but finds out that Ji-hyun’s “friend” is going around interviewing people but hasn’t called Seo-woo or herself, and at Mom’s mention of her coming by with soup from Jinan that she picked up yesterday, her suspicions are aroused.

Kang comes back and finds Ji-hyun lost in thought. He looks on and thinks to himself that he hopes she doesn’t know about Dad’s illness, worried about how she’d handle it. He counts the days and sighs that she’s only got 23 days left.

Yi-kyung goes to work that night and thinks about what she thinks was her dream—that she remembered Yi-soo and that he appeared to catch her. She says aloud, “You shouldn’t have come…even in my dreams. Don’t come. Don’t come.”

On Day 20, a curious thing happens. Just as Ji-hyun starts to pop into her host’s body, Yi-kyung opens her eyes and wakes up for a second, and sees Ji-hyun’s face. Hm. Seems she’s not far from figuring out a few things herself.

Ji-hyun shows up to work to find Kang dressed in a snazzy suit. Hello, nurse! Her reaction is a lot like mine—she looks him up and down and her mouth hangs open, wondering where he’s going, dressed up so nicely.

Just then, a delivery boy shows up with a bouquet of pink roses, and he tells her that he’s going on a date. She’s like, “A date? Wait, you have a girlfriend?” He gets all defensive, asking if he’s not allowed to like anybody, and Ji-hyun thinks to herself that he flirted with Yi-kyung, all the while dating someone else.

Out loud, she calls him a playboy, and then mumbles under her breath, “Pisses me off…she even likes the same flowers as me.” Ha. He tries to explain that she’s not his girlfriend so much as the girl he likes, but she’s not listening.

He goes to the hospital and Dad reacts badly, kicking him out. He tries to get back on the Haemido project, which Dad doesn’t accept, insisting he doesn’t need people who are flaky.

Mom follows him out and apologizes, and Kang takes the opportunity to ask about what Ji-hyun was on her way to do, the day of her accident. Mom says she was going to drop off her seal to Min-ho, because the Haemido land deal hinged on the sale of land in her name.

Ji-hyun calls Min-ho, and he goes to meet her, but this time he’s a step ahead of her. She fesses up to sending In-jung the text, and tries to bait him, by saying that she wants the same thing that Min-ho wants.

But he doesn’t fall for it, saying that there’s nothing he wants from her. She tries to bait him again, saying that he’ll never figure her out, but he counters, “You’re not someone I want to figure out.” And walks away.

She wanders and the minion follows her with a telephoto lens, like a proper stalker.

Kang drives back to Heaven, putting together more pieces of the puzzle: that Min-ho had no intention of marrying Ji-hyun, that Ji-hyun found out about his true nature after the accident, and that’s why she hid her seal.

Kang: All this time, standing in the space between life and death… you’ve had such a hard time. What can I do for you?

Just then, as if answering his thoughts, he comes upon Ji-hyun, walking alone. Swept up in the moment, he answers his own question by getting out of the car and walking toward her…

And he pulls her in for a hug.

**FAINT**

 
COMMENTS

Epic. Swoon. Gah, it kills me. He can’t tell her that he knows, he can’t offer words of comfort, so he does the only thing he can do… Aaaargh, I’m RE-swooning.

Gaaaah.

Make it stop.

I seriously thought he was going to kiss her, when he stopped two inches from her face, but then, considering I might’ve died from heart failure, I suppose it’s good we stop here.

Dear javabeans: Meh-rong!

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Kang-ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Loved the last scene....but I kinda wish they'd showed the real Ji Hyun instead. Like the Patrick Swayze-Whoopi Goldberg and Demi Moore dance. Would have been even more poignant.

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They might do that for the kiss.

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YY, do you think that hug will lead to a kiss? is it the right time for a kiss between them?

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Yes, I feel the kiss is coming, maybe following the hug? And I think they'll have Ji Hyun and Kang-ah for the big moment. It just feels wrong with Yi Kyung somehow, like a violation, if her lips were to be kissed without her consent and knowledge.

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JH in the YK shell has not fallen in love with Kang, yet.
She likes him, and sees that he is actually kind, etc.
She has never looked at Kang-ah like we do because she was so in love with that rascal, MH.

BUT, she did like what she saw with KIAS, was miffed that he had a girlfriend?! A girl he likes?! Taking other her JH's favorite flowers?! Waaaaauh?! Jealousy precedes lurve.

BUT, KIAS hugged her when she needed a hug.

(Breathe with me now, through that moment...)

(What do you think he smelled like?)
Sunshine? Moonshine? Star shine?
Kang shine!

(Deeper breath...)

Remember this feeling when learning to drive?
Your foot's on the gas and you can't find the brake.
Your mind says, "Oh sh^t!" Your heart jumps to heaven.
That's what Kang shine smells like- at least, that's my take.

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I have been wondering what KIAS is - Kang In A Suit! hahaha

sorry my brain is not working well since witnessing that KANG HUG - KIAS HUG!

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KIAT would be great too: Kang in a tub

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Jomo, everytime i watch the KIAS HUG I keep wondering how he would smell. Actually, throughout the series I keep wondering how he would smell. He looks so clean and fresh all the time, like he just came out of the shower.

It is just so hard to describe, I don't have your gift for words. Whenever I look at KANG, i think of sunshine, i think of morning dew, i think of rain showers, i think of freshly cut grass, i think of baby soap, i think of spring water, i think of fluffy clouds and rainbows. I would like to think that if I bottle all that up it would be my KANG SCENT - something fresh, beautiful and innocent and yet so heart-thumpingly male.

Am I making any sense?

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On the lips, it would also feel like it would feel wrong. I'm sure her lips have only been kissed by Yi Soo and I want to keep it that way! Maybe Scheduler will interfere. I think a kiss on the forehead would work and then YK's subconscious will remember her forehead kiss and then JH pops back out again.

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Perfect.

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Yeah I feel like actually kissing the host body without the host's permission would be a kind of violation.

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YY, i do agree, the kiss should be between our Kang ah and the real Ji Hyun. And yes, I also agree about the hug, it would have made more of an impact if our Kang ah was hugging the real Ji Hyun.

I think Show needs to start putting Kang and the real Ji Hyun together, not just in flashback scenes but in the present as well otherwise it would look weird to see them together only in the last 2 episodes.

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My exact thought. Like the scene in The Lovely Bones where Ray kisses Susie's spirit in Ruth's body. Like you said, it'd have been more poignant and even more convinced the audience of the Kang-Ji Hyun love. But maybe the Korean filmmakers can't think that far.

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Yes, agree with you. I think if they had shown him hugging Ji Hyun I would have cried like mad....how sad is that, remember crying so hard watching the dance in Ghost....so so heartbreaking. Maybe the filmakers are saving the Kang-ah-Ji Hyun kiss for the finale? When everything is resolved? But I still think it'd have been lovely to have both of them in that hug scene.

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SillYY, he can't get in the tub because the Scheduler is in there...oh...wait...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................:)............

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This one is so fulfilling...Thanks Girlfriday!

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is it true? someone in soompi said JHJ is the one singing during the hug scene! is it true?

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Really! JHJ was the one singing on that scene.

Awesome :)))

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WHAAAT?! He sings TOO?
Ohhh Kang Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

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I was dying as I read this recap, and I was basically flailing by the end and then:

Dear javabeans: Meh-rong!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Kang was all kinds of awesome, but this episode was the one where YK & YS broke my heart!
Up until now I'd kinda been hoping that MH would somehow redeem himself,( cuz after all..he's BSB!) but I don't know if there's enough time left for him to do it. It'll be fun to watch him fail miserably as he tries to ignore his feelings for YK/JH, since he's decided not to like her anymore.

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GREAT EPISODE!!! mukyaaaa!

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Thank you for the beautiful recap.
Such a beautiful flashback scene between Yi soo & Yikyung. Sad too. Even sadder when Yisoo caught Yikyung, Yikyung fainting at the sight of Yisoo... Yisoo, the Sheduler wondering why the deep feeling of connection with Yikyung...
Now its clear Kang & jihyung were just friends.

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I was swooning when I got to Scheduler catching Yi-kyung! And, when he was wiping away her tears, I though that for a sec, his memories would coming rushing back, but nooo; this drama must prolong our torture.

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So nice, thanks!

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Hello nurse!!!! hahaha I love it, and was my thought also.

Kang-ahhhhh 살앙해!!!!!!!

I love that Kang ahh had notices all, really since the last episode thought that Kang is very smart, my handsome, smart, sweety boy!!!!!

Thanks for the recap!!!!!

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Yeah he is basically the perfect man :)

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i already love him in 2 dads, 1 mom. Love him even more in this drama. Kanggggg

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Thank you so much for recap.
Oh there are only 4 episodes left!
I dying to know how Yi-Yi couple could end up together.

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I think Kang has an opportunity here, since he now knows everything, to "tell" Ji Hyun indirectly while she's Yi Kyung, how much he is in love with her (since he couldn't tell her when they were in high school). And I'm assuming that when he returned to Seoul, that he attempted to find her to confess his love to her, only to find out that she was already in a relationship with Min Ho. I'm wondering why he didn't return her bracelet but maybe that's what he was planning on doing when he reconnected with her. And then going back to Dr. Noh--I think his wife was killed in an accident, right? Since everything appears to be interconnected, does Yi Kyung have anything to do with the death of his wife? Did his wife kill Yi Soo and in the accident, die herself??? So many possibilities... Thanks GF for your wonderful recap! Can't wait for Episode 13!

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If I'm not mistaken, the Dr's wife died 3 years after Yi Soo's accident.

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Does anybody else remember that, in the flashback where we see how In-jung and Min-ho met, In-jung was getting kidnapped, presumably for a ransom? I say presumably because the house that Min-ho dropped her off at after saving her seemed to be a very large, gated home and somewhere in the conversation it was mentioned that incidents like that night happened often but she never told her parents as to not worry them.

Is this all in my head?? Haha if not, I'm guessing In-jung's parent's financial downfall is the cause of her bitterness about her hometown and maybe even ties into Ji-hyun's parents somehow. In-jung not only grew up poor, she grew up poor after having had a taste of the comfy good life?

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in jung's family is poor right from the start. when she went to seoul to study she stayed at the shin family home with her friend ji hyun. when the attempted kidnapping occurred she must still be staying at the shin family home.

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I agree. I guess MH's another "secret" is he planned the kidnapping. He thought IJ is the daughter of the Shin family so he pretended to be a hero to win her over (just like the incident in the mountain with JH). When he knew she was not, he used her to get to JH.

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OMG it would be so intense if MH had romantically scammed BOTH OF THE GIRLS. Get a new routine asshole!!! LOL getting ahead of myself.

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I also agree! mostly because I think it any man who just happened to be hiking around that area in the middle of the night would be sketchy. It wasn't like it was the woods or anything.

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I've been thinking along these lines too. The rescuing hero scheme worked before so he used it a second time. Nilly, I like your theory that he got the wrong girl the first time.

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OMG i cant wait to find out, what happen next...

desperated to wait it till next week!!!

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Seeing the love and affection of two people who are very fond of each other

And seeing how happy they could have been
breaks my heart to pieces

oh that bittersweet moments of what could have been...

I'm very curious as to why the Scheduler died...

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i love how so many people are spazzing over kang...xD
i'm just excited to find out about what'll happen between yi-kyung and yi-soo now that they're growing closer to each other (beyond the life/death boundary, i mean).

i was expecting kang to somehow save ji-hyun, but the scheduler's actions (covering for yi-kyung at work and materializing to catch her as she fell) caught me by surprise. i'm looking forward to seeing what he'll do when he finds out the truth. :O

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I don't know what I love more:Yi-Soo+Yi-Kyung (aww <3) or Kang XD so cuuuuuuuuuute n_n

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I can totally imagine gf sticking her tongue out!! haha!! the best episode was recapped by you, AGAIN!! lol

and just a shout out: SARANGHAE KANG-AH!!!

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THE HUG
GOD
I MELTEDDD

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He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.

KANG AHHHHHHH.......Saranghae!

This episode was epic!!!

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thanks for the recap GF!
I'd love Kang to tell JH when she is in YK's body that he loved JH for years!
I so want her to understand he loves her!
And also, she must remember that day with YK and the scheduler! com'on!

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That would be so heart-thumpingly good!

He could tell her the whole story, in a seemingly "crying on her shoulder" way, because he can trust her as a friend. Telling her that he has wanted to confess for years, but couldn't because of MH.

She could just listen, realize the tear is his, and finally fall for him!

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He's already begun the process by telling her that he likes someone. lol. He's cute. You know he just wants to spill it.

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Knowing Ji-Hyun she'll probably just interpret that as Kang falling in love with Yi-Kyung lol. I can imagine that girl to be all sorts of confused post-hug.

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i love how fast the story's going...and yes, Kang is the hero of the series! he's so in love that he's pretty much pieced together how her 49 days' going to turn out...

i wonder how he's going to figure it out...i'm sure he'd know it the minute he sees the tear pendant she always wear and hopefully put 2 and together...

can't wait for next week's ep!!!

thanks again for a great recap since there are no subs yet!

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it's eps 12 already
i hope second-half part of this drama gives yi kyung a real progress instead of being just the-owner-of-rental-body-with-supersad-memories :(
poor song couple... *sobs

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Hang Kang owns this episode! Loving 49 Days since it started but this episode is my favourite! I love it that he is piecing everything together ! Cant Wait for next episode!

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It's funny how the father and daughter both have the propensity to misunderstand people. Love the Mom.

Although, it does provides ample situations for jealousy to manifest... I so love it whenever dim Ji Hyun believes Kang's niceness is directed at some other party - either Yi Kyung or some unknown girl. She always get huffy whenever that happens, a sure sign that she's starting to like Kang as well.

The same with Scheduler. You get the feeling that he is really protective of Yi Kyung, despite not knowing exactly why. And the way he treated Dr. Noh reflects his displeasure towards Dr. Noh trying to get close to Yi Kyung.

Gah. Jealousy at its best.

I want myself some Kang-material BF.

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Oh and totally forgot, but it's funny how the majority of the guy characters (Dr. Noh, Scheduler, Kang-ahhh*slapped* and Min Ho (though indirectly) are developing some serious stalking issues XD. Stalker-Scheduler and Stalker-Kang are always much welcomed, but the other two...

This drama keeps on forcing me to revisit the episodes. And new things keep on popping up in my head, especially AFTER just finishing a comment.

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I love how when Dr.Noh was not going to buy anything after finding out YK wasn't going to be in that night, the Scheduler was like "men only spend money when women are around"! In in the flashback, he didn't really want to get his fortune told, but since YK wanted it, he shelled out the money.

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i'm kinda confused... the scene ji-hyun's eyes widened when yi-soo handed her the 5000won - i thought she expressed surprise at the bracelet he was wearing, not at the worn sleeve of his shirt. the sleeve actually looked fine to me... but i watched a LQ version of the episode so i may have not gotten a real impression of just tattered it was hahaha.

aww man i was expecting him to be her brother or something :/

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*just how

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Waaaaaaaaait a sec...what bracelet T^T? After seeing this comment, I went back to rewatch the scene, and I even tried to pause on any Yi-Soo sleeve shots...but either I'm blind or it's really not there, because I don't see it...

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There's no bracelet.

It was just his tattered sleeve.

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I went back to check after reading your comment but I can't see any bracelet? :-/

I thought they were trying to emphasize the worn sleeve and the money bills he were holding, to show their difficult life (yes they were happy and all but both orphans, it must have been hard...)?

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yea, i didnt see any bracelet either!!!

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There was something under his sleeve. It reminded me of those 80s or 90s friendship bracelets made of colored thread.

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When she was signing her little song, she had thrust her arm out when she sang out "love" which allowed you to see HER bracelet, which was right before Yi Soo and Yi Kyung arrived at tarot card table. When Yi Soo handed her the 5,000 won, she noticed that his sleeve was worn, perhaps guilty for having to take his money. But he definitely did not have a bracelet.

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Kang-ahhhhh! I love all the kang-ah moments. Love his expressive eyes that fill with pain and love whenever they look at Ji Hyun. I love how he recognises it's her despite her outward change cos of the strength of his love for her. This is a different type of love story from the usual kor drama fare. This one is filled with a love that is strong and deep and stands the test of time and sickness. I can visualise Kang-ah 30 years from now still steadfast and true and loyal in his love for Ji Hyun. Kang-ah is the best romantic hero to emerge from kor dramaland for me this year. His quiet unwavering love for Ji Hyun is heartbreaking. I hope he has his happy ending. He deserves it.

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Ameeeeeennnn!

YY, I love you too *wiping the unstoppable tears* I'm so touched, so moved by your description because that's exactly how I feel about him.

Never thought I could love someone else as much as I love Lee Jin Soo so fast so soon!

If I'm not so crazyly busy, if I have more free time I'll write him his own story too.

Kang Ahh, chonen nomu nomu tangsinen sarangheyo!

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YY, i teared up reading your post. I do love how Kang loves his Ji Hyun. But how I wish she could love him back as much as he loves her. i want to see that. I want Kang to be happy.

I don't care about the other couples, I just want Kang to be happy with his JI Hyun.

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you forgot " hey kang " haha . this ep really blows my mindddd . . ty for the recaaaaaaaaap.

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@76 bird yes I have noticed it , the scene ji hyun's eyes widened when yi soo handed her 5000 won, it was the bracelet.

Is there any body with me want Kang to like Yi Kyun evenutally or JH in YK's body. I dont care about NGR. I want Lee Yo Won and Jo Hyeon Jae together.

I have liked L Y W in surgeon Bn TA Hee and JHJ in love letter and lovers in Venice.

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I don't think Jo Sook has a bracelet, more of a checkered undershirt. Ji Hyun notices the worn cuffs ofnYi Sook's white shirt and the wrinkled bills he hands her and realizes that he is poor but is shelling out his money to please his girlfriend. So she decides to make them happy by lying a on the meaning of the tarot card.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand another great episode catched by GirlFriday.
Girl, what is your secret ? Why is it that you always got to recap the best episodes ?
XDDDDDD
Fate is with you, methinks...

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I love this episode ^^

Just wanna say thank you so much for your fast and detailed recap since I could not understand Korean but only watch the raw episode yesterday and wait for the english subtitles.

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omg...i like this episode so much especially the four some flashback thinge....kang ah and yi soo ur great actors..and so cute....im so excited for the next ep.

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Hooray for this recap!! Thank you, GF and JB for all your hard work :)

What I am loving about this drama is the fact that the notion of 'true love' is shown as that kind of love that can defy logic (Kang just knowing that YK is JH even without the benefit of the 49 Days explanation provided by Ajusshi) and also defy death (Hot Reaper Boy being protective of YK even without really knowing why and not remembering who she was in his life). It's what made me such a big fan of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and of love stories that prove that some loves can actually withstand the test of time, mortality and humans' fickleness.

Right now I feel like strapping myself into this roller coaster ride and closing my eyes--I think at this point it's not so much about the ending, but the journey, that really excites me. I love the four leads and I don't particularly care about the permutations, I just want them to have their happy ending. :)

P.S. JIW, you're so fine <3

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You're so right on the bit about defying logic. And what makes it all so believable is the characterizations.

Han Kang is written as a intelligent character, his subsequent portrayal has been that of an intelligent character, so when he starts to put all the pieces together we're all totally on board because, hey SMART DUDES CAN FIGURE STUFF OUT DUE TO BEING SMART DUDES.

Thus far all the characters have been fleshed-out really well. Even though we may not yet know the motivation for their actions (In-jung and Min-ho, for example), we've been given enough small pieces of information to understand that there are reasons, and that these reasons inform their behavior.

It's just so nice to have a drama where so far, there has been none of that "lazy writing" (characters suddenly acting OOC, Big Dumb Misunderstandings) being used to propel plot.

49 Days is a drama that, on paper, exists in a place of the fantastical and unbelievable: it screams suspension of disbelief! and yes, as you said, defy logic! But, in the end, its simply telling a story of the connections we make, of love, family, and hope. And it's those aspects of life to which we can all relate.

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Spot on coconana! Despite the premise of the drama clearly being one of fantasy and make-believe, we are irreversibly drawn to it because at bottom, it draws from emotions we all can relate to. I was just telling my mom that this drama is the perfect series to watch this Holy Week (she would always marathon 7th Heaven before); too bad (but happily for me), we're still at the half way mark.

You know, I'm the only one I know who watches 49 Days, and the extra reward I get in checking out dramabeans is I feel like I'm having an actual intelligent conversation with so many like-minded individuals, who can be my friends in real life were it not for the limitations of time, space, and just, well, geography. So big thanks are due to JB and GF for making all this possible. :)

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I agree, I love reading everyone's comments, especially after I watch the episode and I want to prolong the warm fuzzies ;)

I also agree about the writing. It has been very strong thus far, and surprisingly few of the obvious plot devices have been jarring.

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totally with you there leina and ashley :)
i wish i could sit in that heaven's restaurant, have some coffee with like-minded guys and discussed these things :)
secretly-swooning-while-watching Kang-ahhhh, doing some sketches on his favorite sofa.

loving the 49 days drama :D

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dr. noh seems to recognize yi soo. though maybe vaguely still.

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Yeah, but he'd be in disbelief cause YiSoo is dead.

Though.. I can see them coming back to this scene later on and maybe something will happen *gasp*!

It's progressing awesomely. ^^v

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i'm dying to find out the name of the song in the last scene...don't you think it sounds like our Kang ahhhhh????

But SBS would have made a big news item out of that right, like with Hyun Bin and the SG OST... It'll be so nice if it were really JHJ!!

And the lyrics are so suitable for the moment and for Kangie too

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Me too! I want to know the name of the song at the end of the episode. I'm thinking of going into Koreatown on Sunday to see if they have a 49 Days OST and hopefully this song will be on it. If any one knows the name of it or the artist, please let us know! Kamsahamnida!

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http://jo-hyun-jae.com/2011/04/22/49-days-jhj-singing/

there's the answer to your question

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i was hoping to get the song for the last scene too! if it's really by JHJ .. i'll faint ...

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by now, i reconfirmed myself of this fact: 50% why i loved Dream High and now 49 Days is because of your recaps!!

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I really love 4 of them , very cute , solid acting all the casts , touching moments . This is one of the best drama , unique storyline ,believable , Buddhist belief of 49 days post death or near death experience ,up to 49 days after death physically our consciousness or our soul leaving our body to different world , if not our time yet we will come back .

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Dear JB, mehrong?~xDDD

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I JUST WANT YI KYUNG AND YI SOO TO BE TOGETHER.....

pLEASE GOD.... save them !!

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kang ah! *faint* i love his character! my new obsession after kim joo won.

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Best episode yet!

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While many viewers believe Ji-hyun doesn't yet love Kang and never did, I've had the impression that she did at least lean that way before they were separated and had lingering feelings for him even on the day of her engagement. In the first ep when she admits to her friends that she doesn't dislike Kang I felt that it was more than simply her naive personality.

With IJ's revealed longterm animosity for her friend I wonder if she had a hand in the way they were shipped off without warning and if she was part of the reason J didn't want to partner with H in the school fundraising project.

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I don;t think IJ was in any position to influence the parents.
I wonder when Seo-woo started liking Kang?

Immediately, like all of us?

Kang-ah!

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Thanks for the recap! I haven't seen the subbed version yet, but I watched the scene where Scheduler caught Yi Kyung and holy crap. Such a great, quiet moment between the two ex-loves. I'm still all for a YK/Kang ending, but there was some awesome chemistry there.

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omg this episode was the best one so far!! I hope it gets better from here on...! I don't understand how the doc didn't recognize Yi-soo in the coffee shop. Anyhoo... I LOVED the flashback scene at the tarot card table. It's so nice to see a deeper connection between Ji-hyun and Yi-kyung. And sooo sad!! Such a tragic ending for the two young lovers. It breaks my heart. I can't wait for next week. Wow... haven't watched an episode this good in awhile!

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I wouldn't have thought the doctor actually knew Yi Soo before he died, because Yi Kyung would have only needed help after Yi Soo's death. It's possible though the doctor might have seen a photo of Yi Soo because it looked like Yi Kyung passed along important things from their relationship, such as the rose, for him to see.

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After singing to get people’s attention (which of course embarrasses Kang to no end), one couple, a pair of kids from another school, finally stops at the table…

at this point, it was like my heart skipped a beat and i was shouting OMG OMG OMG!, while reading your recap GF! and may i say again, OMG!

i just fainted, well, almost, when the Scheduler materializes and catched Yi-kyung, again, OMG!

a really, really, really good episode, tops!

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It was such a great heart-warming episode. Things are moving along at a quick pace.

But a few (superficial!) quibbles bothered me, because it doesn't fit with Yi Kyung's character.

1. Yi Kyung wearing a Coach watch;
2. Yi Kyung carrying a Chloe bag

Am I the only one that noticed? And they zoomed in on these items too, which kinda made me go ??

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She used to work at a hotel; probably a manager or PR staff and could've held a well paid job. That could explain the brand accesories she owns.

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Ah, that's true. They must have been in the "box of pretties" Ji Hyun located a few episodes in. Forgot about that, thanks!

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Yeah, she seems to have been known in that hotel.. and when YiSoo died, she couldn't live anymore.

And to be in the hospitality industry, being upbeat & positive & happy all the time is essential so she couldn't do it anymore after that...

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Kang is so smart and Ji Hyun is so dumb. I like Kang better with Yi Kyung;however, I like Yi Kyung with Yi Soo too. I can't wait to see who Yi Kyung ends up with.
Love the cute reaper in the high school uniform with Yi Kyung. Maybe the reaper has a twin or he can inhabit someone else's body and he can come back to life afterwards?
Love the writing of this drama because the storyline is very unpredictable. I love the way all 4 were together in the high school flashback. Love all the actors. They are all great in their roles and 49 Days is one of my favorites.I even look at it RAW because I can't wait for the subs. Thank you for your fast recaps.

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This drama is amazing! I thought it was interesting and it just blows me away. Rather than slowing down in the middle like a lot of dramas tend to do, this one just gets better and better. Thank you writers for not getting lazy and giving us so much wonderfulness!

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I think the two people who are alive should just get together hehe. But at this point theres probably no chance for Kang&YK anymore.. sad. The hug scene was so good. I wonder what excuse Kang will use this time :).

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he's such a bad liar, but then she is so dim-witted when it comes to KANG that she will accept any excuse .. lol

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