Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 19
by | May 18, 2011 | 334 Comments

Oh man, I think I’m out of tears. 49 Days, you owe me tears! Like, a bucketload of them — I need to rehydrate. Drama, I’ll accept my payment in lattes, please.

How can a story with such sad elements be so satisfying? We start wrapping up our story threads, but the drama still manages to keep one step ahead of us, with new curveballs thrown into the mix just when you think everything’s all resolved.


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Ji-hyun gets her three tears, and the Scheduler marvels, “Wow, you must’ve lived your life pretty usefully after all.” She’s in shock, saying, “But there’s nobody who’d cry for me,” but the Scheduler reminds her how changing their minds (and hearts) are what humans are all about.

He teases, “Don’tcha wanna know whose tears they are?” But she tells him not to tell her: “If I knew, I think I’d only love these three people.” Or, put another way, she might harden against everyone who isn’t those three. The Scheduler approves her wise choice.

Just as she’s about say her goodbyes to Yi-soo, he starts to fade from her sight, although it’s really Spirit Ji-hyun who disappears, leaving the Scheduler behind.

And then…Ji-hyun wakes up!! Eeeeeee!

She opens her eyes to see her mother and Seo-woo sobbing over her, and it’s Dad who enters and sees that Ji-hyun’s awake. Aw, their happiness is so sweet.

At Heaven, Manager Oh comes upon Yi-kyung as she’s leaving, surprised when she tells him that she has no reason to stay anymore. She moves back to her place, which seems sadly empty without her ghost friend anymore.

Manager Oh calls Kang, who’s just landed and driving back home, to say worriedly that they must’ve calculated the days wrong. Worst. Phone call. EVER!

Okay, here’s where I know I’ve got a sadistic streak because knowing that Ji-hyun is safe and sound, I’m giggling like a little fool at how Kang is gonna have to stew a little in his misery — that’s what you get for jetting off in secret without so much as a goodbye! But Mom calls Kang right away to let him know that Ji-hyun’s awake, and I’m actually a little disappointed he didn’t have to suffer a little more.

Ji-hyun’s recovery defies medical explanation, and she undergoes tests. Kang arrives as she’s in the exam room, and tells Dad the added good news that his father agreed to invest in the company. Her parents are stunned and grateful.

Tests complete, Kang comes by again, entering the room looking thrilled to see her…until he registers that Ji-hyun isn’t thrilled back. She says bluntly, “Han Kang, long time no see. But why are you here?” She asks why In-jung and Min-ho aren’t here, and Mom trades uncomfortable glances with Seo-woo.

Mom, Seo-woo, and Kang step outside to decide that they shouldn’t upset Ji-hyun, and will keep the news of her father’s surgery and business troubles a secret from her. Mom assures Kang that she’ll tell her how much Kang did for them, but he says sadly that that’s not important. Poor crushed Kang-ah. Buck up. Maybe there’s a cure for otherworldly amnesia.

Min-ho continues with his plans o’ destruction, getting Haemido ready for takeover and readying to resign tomorrow. (Dude, your cover’s been blown, and bigtime — why the wait? Are you so OCD that you have to keep to the original timetable, even when Dad already knows he’s harboring a viper in his midst? “NO! The schedule says tomorrow!”) Plus, news of his villainy has spread throughout the building, so that he attracts scornful stares from other employees. Another businessman makes a disdainful comment about how he doesn’t even know his fiancee has woken up.

But instead of heading for the hospital, Min-ho goes to Yi-kyung’s place, although he didn’t expect it to be occupied. Yi-kyung tells him flatly that Ji-hyun is no longer connected to her and demands he go, leaving his key behind.

Ji-hyun’s parents fill her in on what went on during her coma, each joking that they spent more time glued to her bedside than the other. Heh. It’s the kind of thing you can joke about when you’re so giddy with relief that just about everything is funny and wonderful.

Ji-hyun still finds Kang’s presence odd, but her parents assure her how devoted and helpful he was, and she concedes that he stuck by his sense of friendly loyalty — something she’s surprised by, but also dismisses as out of character. She tells him he can go now, treating him like a distant acquaintance, and he excuses himself.

At Heaven, he admits to Manager Oh that although he should be happy, he can’t help being saddened that Ji-hyun has no memory of their recent time together. He mulls over their exchanges during the past 47 days and their growing connection, and how he told Ji-hyun to tell him everything she wanted to say after she woke up.

In her lonely apartment, Yi-kyung looks at her old calendar marking Yi-soo’s passing and wonders sadly, “When are you coming? Come quickly.” It’s sad how Yi-kyung is the only one for whom Ji-hyun’s recovery means even more gloominess, because she’s now without companionship and without hope. All she can do is sit and wait for Yi-soo to come get her, which is pretty depressing. What she can’t see is that Yi-soo sits next to her, unable to do a thing.

In the morning, Kang visits Yi-kyung to tell her the good news of Ji-hyun’s recovery — and also the bad news that she probably won’t remember Yi-kyung, which makes her alternately happy and disappointed.

He thanks her for all her help, and offers her a job in his restaurant, since she’s now jobless. Ha, how great would that be? — it’s a familiar scenario, but just off enough to be strangely uncomfortable. Alas, she declines, answering that she’s waiting for somebody. She retrieves the bracelet from her dresser, telling him that Ji-hyun asked her to return it to Kang, as it’s his mother’s. He’d never known it came from Mom, and as Yi-kyung doesn’t know the story, she tells him to ask Ji-hyun about it.

She conveys the rest of Ji-hyun’s message: “She asked me to say that she’s sorry that she just received from you [without giving back], and that if not for you, she wouldn’t have been able to endure that time.”

Min-ho gets the bad news that Daddy Shin has come up with funds, which completely takes him by surprise. His investing partner blames this on Min-ho, saying that being named beneficiary in the will made him deviate from The Plan out of greed. Not untrue, those words.

Min-ho calls his mole at Heaven, Ki-joon, asking how the funds came in. Ki-joon tells him cheerily that Kang got an investor in the States, and at Min-ho’s angry exclamation (“Why didn’t you report that?!”) he says innocently, “Why should I?” Ki-joon explains that he isn’t that greedy, and that he’s plenty capable of advancing in his career without Min-ho’s support, thankyouverymuch! Hmph!

Min-ho then gets a call from the district prosecutor saying that they’ve received a petition regarding Min-ho, requesting his presence tomorrow morning.

In-jung sits waiting for Min-ho at that lunch spot, having asked him to meet her, and when he doesn’t show, she sits there eating alone, crying.

Meanwhile, Min-ho drinks with his driver friend Jin-young, bitter at his impending demise. His friend tells him gently that he can’t stand to see him falling apart, and he’ll be quitting too. Min-ho says he won’t die like this.

In-jung comes to Min-ho’s apartment in the morning to say her goodbye — she’s returning to Jinan. She tells him to call if he needs anything, and apologizes. He says bleakly, “You’re making it impossible for me to even say I’m sorry.” Which…is the stupidest logic ever (you can JUST SAY YOU’RE SORRY), but whatever. Sociopathic villains do tend to have their own rules of what is and isn’t appropriate behavior.

Kang drops by the hospital with more pink roses, ignoring Ji-hyun’s perplexed look and saying, “I’m going to come by every day, so you’d better get used to it.” Yay, adorably decisive Kang is back!

Mom tests the waters by asking if Ji-hyun remembers her friend Jung-eun — er, Song Yi-kyung — and how she left her seal in her care. Ji-hyun recognizes the name of her club friend, but has no recollection about the seal, so Mom hurriedly lets the matter drop.

After a physical therapy session, Kang takes her through the garden. She asks why he’s being so attentive, saying that it makes her feel uncomfortable. He asks how she feels to be alive (“It’s wonderful”) and says he feels the same, then asks how she spent her 47 days: “Did you just sleep? Did you have dreams?”

She says, “Even if I did, why do I have to tell you?” He asks, “Did I ever appear in them?” She retorts, “Why would you?” Hm, she’s being a touch defensive at his line of questioning. I wonder…

Annnnd…. there’s Lurker Min-ho, lurking yet again. Any more of that and he’ll have to get a license and pay taxes on it, for all the mileage he’s getting out of his lurkitude.

Ji-hyun has been pressing to see In-jung, wondering why she hasn’t been by. Mom makes up a few excuses, but finally she and Seo-woo find In-jung and tell her that Ji-hyun is insistent to see her. They want her to drop by briefly and act like all is normal between them, which is a prospect In-jung can’t bear, unable to face her ex-friend.

In-jung begs to be excused, but Mom tells her she acted plenty well for two years before the accident — surely she can extend the act for a moment — and Seo-woo drags her with her.

Meanwhile, Ji-hyun asks if Kang is truly planning to skip out on work every day to come to the hospital. Ah, but she forgets that Kang can magically run businesses without actually, yunno, doing any work, and he replies yes.

She tells him she wishes he’d work harder at his architecture, because he has special talent that he’s just wasting. Her comment actually lands with him, as though he hadn’t considered she’d feel that way, and he replies, “I have nobody to show it to, or share it with. If I worked diligently at designing, would you watch me?”

Alas, no time for a response, because Mom enters and announces In-jung’s arrival. Ji-hyun asks for a moment alone, so Kang escorts Mom out and leaves the ladies to talk.

In-jung enters with head bowed, afraid to confront Ji-hyun, who says:

Ji-hyun: “While I was sleeping, I had a dream. On my engagement day, my shoe broke. I kept seeing you taking your shoes off for me. You took off your shoes unconsciously and ran barefoot. In that moment, you’d taken them off for me.”
In-jung: “What are you saying?”
Ji-hyun: “They say that shoes are a woman’s pride, but in that moment you threw your pride aside for me. Forgetting the engagement ceremony, you thought of me first. Because I was your friend.”

Ji-hyun closes her eyes as they start tearing up, growing oddly emotional for someone who doesn’t know anything of In-jung’s backstabby ways. Or…does she?

She sends In-jung away to sob her misery alone.

Yi-soo watches over Yi-kyung impatiently, dying to meet her but restricted by his one-week penalty. He curses his mean granny sunbae, only to get a summons.

He whines and complains before she informs him that he’ll be allowed to meet Yi-kyung tomorrow, since today is the end of his 5-year tenure. He points out his one-week penalty, and she retorts that he’s required to be a Scheduler for another week — but they never said he had to wait to meet Yi-kyung.

As Yi-kyung looks over her old letters and cards from Yi-soo, a new one floats down from above and lands in front of her: “An invitation from Song Yi-soo-nim.” Realizing that the time has come, she gets ready with anticipation in the morning, using the beauty products that Ji-hyun left for her.

Yi-soo waits at the appointed meeting place, and they approach each other slowly. With a smile, he tells her, “Song Yi-kyung, long time no see. You haven’t changed at all.”

She lifts a hand to his face and confirms that he’s real, then throws herself into his arms, sobbing, “Why did you come only now?” He answers, “Because this was my time to come. I couldn’t come until now.”

He asks her to do as he wishes for the day, without complaint, and takes her someplace. Which turns out to be, macabrely enough, the site of his accident.

He explains that back then, he’d been full of excitement over this new world, making music, and felt cramped by his old life. He’d thought the issue wasn’t something they could talk out through conversation, so he decided to show her how he felt — but while he had fun with his music and hanging out with girls, “You were like my hometown.” And that’s why he bought a proposal ring.

The rings are, miraculously enough, still buried in the dirt nearby, and he retrieves them, putting them on their fingers, then takes her to his next destination: an amusement park.

They’d never had the money to come here, but he reminds her that he’d promised to bring her for her birthday. Since Yi-soo has no more human money than he did back then, I’m going to assume he’s pulled some celestial strings to get in. They spend the night doing the usual amusement-park activities, and there’s something very sweet about them on this very common date for the first time ever, and seeing how happy they both are.

Next, he takes her back to her place and asks her to go shopping for groceries, because he misses her cooking. She’s nervous to be separated, but he assures her that he won’t leave this time without a goodbye

In her absence, he cleans and redoes her room for her — which is either the fastest remodel job ever or the slowest grocery shopping trip known to man. Dr. Noh drops by, alarmed at the signs of new tenancy, though Yi-soo tells him Yi-kyung hasn’t moved. In his amusingly rude punkass way (hee), Yi-soo advises the doctor to stay away for two days: “If you leave right away, I’ll tell her you came by. If you dawdle, I might not.” Dr. Noh has the vague feeling he’s seen him before, but can’t quite place it, which isn’t surprising since he’s the dumbest doctor ever.

When Yi-kyung comes back, she almost doesn’t even register the pretty new room because she’s immediately afraid Yi-soo has gone. She’s relieved when he comes out of the bathroom, but asks why he bothered with the room when she’s going to leave with him. He doesn’t correct her, and just says that he prefers to stay in clean quarters.

That night, Yi-soo looks over Yi-kyung as she sleeps, like he’s memorizing her face. Oh, you’re already breaking my heart, and nothing’s even happened yet. But it’s one of those disasters you can see from a mile away and are helpless to avoid, and unable to look away from.

In the morning, as they go out for a walk, Yi-kyung keeps staring at him, amazed that he’s still here. In contrast to her, Yi-soo’s in a darker mood and reminds her, “Still, I’m a dead person.”

And then he gets to the point: “I waited five years to meet you. To tell you that I loved you, that I never for one moment had feelings for anyone else, to say ‘Let’s marry.’ But not now — the things I want to tell you have changed.”

He untangles their intertwined fingers and says, “I loved you until then. Starting from now, I won’t love you. Because I didn’t want to leave you with only hurt, I waited for five years, wanting you to forget me and be happy.”

Yi-kyung protests, trying to hold his hand again, saying, “Don’t say that, Yi-soo. I’m going to go with you.” He tells her that they can’t go together, and that even if she chose death in order to be with them, they’d be apart: “That’s what death is.” Cruelly true.

She says she can’t endure living alone, but he asks her to do it anyway, for him: “I have to let you go to be happy in the next life. If you’re unhappy, my heart twists and I won’t rest easy. I’ll be born as a bad-tempered guy who can’t receive love, who can’t love either, who lives unhappily.”

He orders her to throw away the ring, which no longer has meaning, which only existed to clear up their misunderstanding. He takes his ring off, despite her pleas, and throws it into the water.

Yisoo: “You know now how precious you were to me. You weren’t thrown away, you were the most important person to me. An incredible person. And so, you’ll become someone else’s incredibly precious person. Promise me that for my sake, you’ll be happy. So that I can leave this world without regrets, so I can start over in the next life. Yi-kyung, be happy for my sake.”

With that, he pulls the ring off her finger, and this time she doesn’t stop him when he throws it into the water.

He says, “I’m thankful for meeting you, and I was happy.” She cries, “I’m sorry — I only ever received from you, and never paid you back for anything.”

Yi-soo tells her, “Pay it back to the person who loves you. Instead of to me, give it to him.”

He kisses her, then turns and walks away, holding back his own tears. Yi-kyung sobs as she watches him go, until he finally fades away into the backdrop.

Oh, gah. What’s this blurring my vision? How can something so inevitable be so heartbreaking? OH SO SAD.

Min-ho visits his mother’s hospital, watching her through the window and thinking, “Mother, I’d meant to come for you once I’d made a success of myself. I’m sorry.” It’s here that he’s accosted by two police officers with an arrest warrant.

He asks for a brief moment to see his mother first, and asks her urgently whether she’s tucked away the documents his friend Jin-young delivered. He tells her to not give them to anybody until he comes back for them, but she looks at him blankly, not recognizing him.

Finally, it clicks for her and she greets him warmly, though she’s still locked in the past. He can’t help shedding tears as she exclaims, “I knew you’d become an important person!” It really lands when she cries, “I knew you’d be different from your father.” At that, she embraces him and he breaks down, like a lost little boy.

GUH, and here I thought I was all cried out. Who’d’ve thought I’d have any tears left for the dastardly villain? It doesn’t make him any more likable, but it’s strangely satisfying to see him emotionally vulnerable (not just jealous) on the way down. Unrepentant villains can be so one-dimensional.

After that, he’s led away by the police, and looks up at Mom through the window. The way he covers his handcuffs from view has an oddly heart-twisty effect. And then, when he’s interrogated by police, he denies that the informant at the company was In-jung. Looks like he’s taking the fall on his own. Well, it’s too late to earn him a get-out-of-jail-free pass, but at least it’s better to grow a sense of honor late than never.

Yi-kyung thinks over Yi-soo’s last request for her to live on happily, sighing, “I want to, but…” as though it’s just beyond her. Then she remembers Ji-hyun asking her to a similar thing — that, in moments of difficulty, she should think of Ji-hyun and live on.

That recollection takes Yi-kyung to the hospital, but she belatedly recalls Kang’s warning that Ji-hyun can’t remember her. She turns to leave, but Ji-hyun steps out of her room and sees her there.

And says, “Unni.”

Yi-kyung is surprised as Ji-hyun continues, “Yi-kyung unni, did you come to see me?” She steps forward and grabs Yi-kyung in a hug.

I KNEW IT! She remembers! Muahahaha, amnesia angst is for naught!

As they sit together, Yi-kyung asks, “You remember me, but not Han Kang?”

Yet Ji-hyun’s reaction says otherwise, and Yi-kyung notes it. She wonders why Ji-hyun would pretend not to remember him — to which Ji-hyun answers, “Because I’m going to die again soon.”



Ooh, way to make this interesting! We were all expecting her not to remember, and that development has been worked into the plot along the way, so it’s pretty clever of them to turn that expectation right on its head. As to WHY she’s dying again: My theory is that she can feel that something’s gone awry, and the presence of her memories is an ominous sign. Especially since the Scheduler has told her numerous times that it would disturb the balance of the whole life-afterlife divide for a living person to know the secrets of the Hereafter. Ergo, I must not be long for this world if I’m allowed to keep my knowledge of the secrets. The logic’s a little convoluted, but makes a certain sense.

Now the question is how they’re going to renege on that logic satisfactorily — once you bring it up, you can’t just wave your hand and go, “Oh well, she’s alive, never mind!” And there’s the culmination of the whole Kang/Ji-hyun romance to look forward to. Finally! I feel like I’ve been such a patient little girl, now won’t you please give me the payoff I’ve been so eagerly awaiting? This episode was pretty thin with the Kang/Ji-hyun storyline, which I might have minded more had not the Scheduler/Yi-kyung story been so satisfying. Now that that’s wrapped up, I’m antsy for the rest.

Speaking of which: Man, never has a doomed relationship engaged me or satisfied me as much as the Yi-soo/Yi-kyung one. There’s something inherently sad about splitting up a couple in love, but in so many dramas the focus is on getting them back together, either happily or tragically. Even in the tearjerkers, there’s often some mechanism indicating that they’re going to reunite in the afterlife, or maybe a future life. But we rarely see a couple still in love, post-death, having to move on. The problem was never “How do we reunite the lovers?” but “How do we help Yi-kyung return to the land of the living?” And also, how to get the Scheduler out of his limbo and on to whatever comes next.

I loved his goodbye speech to Yi-kyung, which was full of love at every turn but also realistic and wise and also very, very heartbreaking. I like that they pointed out that going together in death isn’t some romantic way to stay together forever, which is the message we often see in other narratives — but that death is death. It’s an end to what came before, and you have to cut your ties cleanly to be able to enter the next phase. So in that way it’s just as much for Yi-soo’s benefit as it is for Yi-kyung’s that they accept that they had a really good thing, and that he adored her, and that she still has lots of time ahead of her to find new love. Aw, tear. It’s just so goddamned sweet.


334 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. 151 nina



  2. 152 mariolawpanda

    I totally didn’t see that one coming! Why is she dying? After going through all that, why make her die drama? WHY? Hmpf. This is definitely one of the best dramas I’ve watched recently. Please please please make the ending epic to make it perfect.

  3. 153 aicy

    i have a feeling that if ever jihun is going to die as she says,naturally, the new love for yi kyung would be han kang who knew her well now.it would not be hard for him t fall for her or vise versa because of the time they spent together.do you think this will be it?i hope not.i would still prefer han kang and ji hun together.and yi kyung would meet another man who will look similar with scheduler so it willl be easy for her to be in love with this “guy”.this is what we call happy ending….

  4. 154 Luna

    I don’t think Han Kang will end up with Yi Kyung, if Ji Hyun dies.

    YS’ farewell to YK emphasizes a clean-cut farewell and starting again. The effing drama is about growth, about moving on. If Kang did date YK, then he would still be haunted by the ghost of JH’s memories. I think he’ll be able to move of if he goes out with Seo Woo, and YK if she bonds with Dr. Noh.

    True, we might have a scene where Kang and YK meet up once and exchange “how have you been”s, connected by the memory of kind JH. But dating each other, connected by that fragile thread, would be too much.

  5. 155 Linda165

    Couple of links:

    Cry some more?

    Ep. 19 already up with English subs:

  6. 156 prabu

    Ji-hyun died… Han-kang end up with Yi Kyung 🙂

    • 156.1 ahjummabunny

      is that the true episode ending or are you kidding around?

    • 156.2 Kiara


    • 156.3 cHeL~

      reaallllllly????? well, that’s good enough for me,.. that’s the ending that i want deep inside, i just thought it’s not possible,..^_-

      • 156.3.1 hmm

        I you wish death on someone so two people can become a couple?

    • 156.4 Jane

      They don’t end up together but they are in each other’s lives.

  7. 157 sailoreee

    I am ssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo not happy right now.

  8. 158 cHeL~

    “Because I’m going to die again soon.” – Ji Hyun

    WTH 49 Days,.. not a single episode that didn’t surprised me,.. so coooool,..

    one episode left,..cry cry,..T_T

  9. 159 win0

    Thanks for the fast recap JV. I watched the unsubbed epi. and somehow I got the idea of what’s going on but I didn’t expect the end would be like that. Why? I thought and really expect that when she wakes up she’ll be together with Kang-ah. Does she knows something that she’s not going to live longer so she pretends not to remember Kang-ah so he wont feel the pain when she finally leave for good? What a sad last epi..
    Thanks for the tip. I’ll go watch Pantyman now.

  10. 160 Lea

    LOL this drama has the most stupid ending. EVER.

    It’s like the writer tries too hard to make her drama “deeper” with a tragic ending more than it’s actually is.

    So Jihyun is tormented through those crappy 49 days just to live again 2 days and dies again? LOL what’s the point of her death really? I ain’t even mad because it just exceeds my expectation of the crappiest ending that a K-drama writer can think of.

    It’s nice to know that one of the tears is In Jung’s but what’s the point of making YK JH’s long lost sister? I have to summon all my resources of suspension of disbelief for this drama but this is the last straw. Just like the writer pulls this off out of her ass all of a sudden to create shock effect, dissing all the logic and preceding built-up. What about YK saying that her mom abandoned her because of her newly-born “brother”? And two compassionate humans must always be blood-related, you know.

    And lastly, it’s good to know your position in these whole clusterfuck of relationships, writer. So you are a HK-YK shipper afterall. Congrats on HK-YK happy ending, I’m impressed. No wonder the only moment Kang and the real JH have together is only some teenage angst bickering and grumping scenes thrown here and there. And to think that they are supposed to be the main couple. Oh well.

    • 160.1 Bits

      Way to spoil the readers, but yeah, I reacted like this too.

      • 160.1.1 Lea

        Sorry. I’m still too pissed to think about this straightly.

  11. 161 ...

    i LOVED this episode. first time i actually cried in a romcom… it was just so bitter sweet. from the time when yisoo and yikyung met you knew that they would eventually split. and that speech! i loved how it was so realistic, and that he didn’t promise that they would meet again etc. the writers of this drama have constantly kept the story interesting, and avoided those normal plot lines. YAY for an amazing episode. Thanks for the recap as well!

  12. 162 Jane

    Interested in what girlfriday is going to say about the final episode.

    • 162.1 zie

      Me too… I have been refreshing this website ever since I woke up.. Hole Javabean will say something too… xDDD

      For me, I was pissed off with the ending first but after that, I can see it fitting. it’s a beautiful ending…

      Can’t wait for the 20th recap for this drama… an I’m really really really looking forward for Javebean and Girlfriday’s comments on it…. ^^

  13. 163 KDrama Fan


    If you need the subbed version it looks like it’s up on jacinda1st.org

  14. 164 roselily

    I don’t why I feel yi kyung is going to end up with kang ah..

  15. 165 Joebs

    Having read the transcap for the last episode, I’m dying to read girlfriday’s recap, and I’m prepared for it. :O

  16. 166 Linda165

    I read Softy’s transcap…. Now I’M the one dying!

  17. 167 Kim

    I wonder how girlfriday is reacting to the finale. I still feel so incredibly betrayed. I hated the ending.

    19 Episodes of awesomeness completely and utterly ruined by one horrible horrible episode!

    I feel like I was betrayed by the writers, i was crying angry tears for the first time ever.

  18. 168 Linda165

    I keep coming back…

    How can a normal person end up so emotionally drained after watching a drama finale?? Does it mean I’m not normal?? 😉

    I don’t hate 49 days. I’m a bit sad because of the ending, but it was a great drama. I don’t regret watching, not a bit. The ending actually makes sense once we pass the denial phase and think about it rationally.

    • 168.1 babystar

      Can I just hug you? T.T

      I can’t hate this drama either, but the ending really pissed me off. I’ve been waiting so patiently..only to be given this?

      *throwing one of Min Ho tantrums*

      Is it too much if I want to see Kang ah ends up with the one he loves? It’s just a drama for goodness sake, but it’s breaking my heart this much.

      If I had known the ending’s gonna be this way, I wouldn’t have started.

      • 168.1.1 Linda165

        Thank you!!!!

        *hugs back*

        Let’s just join in a giant group hug and cry together…

  19. 169 giddygirl108

    I’ve only watched episode 14 out of boredom but have been reading the entire series through your website. Um…so…I sobbed like a little girl when just reading this episode. You guys do the best write-ups because it feels as if I’m watching it myself and not reading it. Thank you for recapping this series! Can’t wait for the last episode 🙂

  20. 170 louqh

    For once I watched the episode before reading the recaps. I usually anticipate whether or not to shed tears during heart-wrenching scenes, but the whole Yi-soo/Yi-kyung scene really got to me.

  21. 171 javabeans

    Hey guys, I know the temptation is great, but I’d like to ask: Can we keep mention of the finale out of this thread, please? Keep in mind that people reading this will likely have NOT seen it. Thanks, and you’ll only have to wait a bit, as the finale recap will be out today anyway!

    • 171.1 Cynthia

      I am so sad that the ending has been “SPOILER-IZED” here!
      It just isn’t the fair thing to do and it would be courteous for fellow-watchers to take that into consideration for those of us who like to be spoiler-free.

      My big balloon of love and angst for 49 Days has just been deflated at the thought that the “spoiled” ending is true. 🙁

      On a different note, whoever was in charge of the location shoots for this drama deserves special kudoes – that garden scene where YS & YK say their final goodbyes was absolutely beautiful. The landscaping and floral display was second to none. It looked like a Garden of Eden or Paradise.

    • 171.2 mel

      thanks for this request… I am one of those who didn’t get on the original “watch” I usually follow your recap for your take on each episode, luckily I didn’t follow the temptation to read your recap and the comments because there are many who through their comments end up revealing spoilers…(I for one am guilty) thanks so much for the recaps.. this is one extraordinary drama and just like everyone, oceans and oceans of tears fell.

      49 Days–Heartbreakingly beautiful…. for those who have lost loved ones this helps for you to go on, the departed would not want you to dwell and lose hope-obsess, yes they are still precious but life goes on honor them by being happy everyday

      thanks JB and GF

  22. 172 didi

    darn you 49 days…..my heart is about to explode…I cried so hard I was about to pass out…darn you….always tugging at my heart….. scheduler and yi kyung…. i feel your pain….. best drama…

  23. 173 Lyth

    This drama is tearing my heart out and running it over with a monster truck….repeatedly ;_____;

  24. 174 JohnC

    I think they blew it in this episode. They really disarmed their main weapon by deconstructing the romance they had been building all this time.
    My wife and I like the Schedular but we are not THAT interested in his relationship. Why devote a whole episode to it?

    The theme park scenes were a time waster (and a little silly) and suddenly we see the Scheduler in a new role………..he seemed like a different person and I wasn’t actually “feeling” his acting at all.
    I just don’t care that much. (because that relationship wasn’t developed that much……I mean he did leave her and start messing with other girls)
    Let’s get back to our main relationship……….but it’s strange because I’m used to seeing the “other” girl and Kang together. Now my brain doesn’t feel any chemistry between Ji-hyun and him.
    I have drifted over to “Best Love” and it’s just so darn good.
    49 just tripped over itself.

  25. 175 anglvue

    is it good or bad that since the discovery of your recaps i’ve stopped watching the drama and am now just reading it religiously here? lol… now i only watch it for the scheduler and yi-kyung…gah…

    impatiently waiting for ep 20 recap! ;D

  26. 176 mandelbrotr

    Watching 20: Customers at Heaven!

  27. 177 sam soon-ah

    I love this drama!!! And Yes I agree…I have never cried so much in my LIFE.

  28. 178 creepykreme

    wow.i’ve been reading the spoilerized eps 20 in the thread above @.@”

  29. 179 laura

    are they trying to indicate that Kanh-ah and Yi-kyung will be couple after all??? OMG!!!

    • 179.1 creepykreme

      i think kang and yi kyung won’t end up together.
      or maybe the will if the last eps give at least ten years time lapse.the kang-jihyun and yi kyung-yi soo bound are just too strong 🙂

  30. 180 tomatan

    I cried just from reading this recap. What more if I’d actually watched the episode 🙁

  31. 181 anna

    luv this drama so much! for a “fantasy” drama, the emotions shown are so realistic & the messages/lessons are so true! i think this is what makes this drama engaging….

  32. 182 49days~~~~~


    MUST THE SCHEDULER LEAVE? And I heard it was going to be a sad ending too…. It’s a drama, please give us the classic AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER ending….. 🙁

  33. 183 creepykreme

    i keep refreshing this site.oi gf,jb……when 20th coming out??? ehehe

  34. 184 Ana

    this was the best drama ever!
    Thank you for taking the time to recap everysingle episode!
    You’re the best!!
    Can’t wait for you to post episode 20th!! 🙂

  35. 185 micheal

    oh my gud, what I guess/hope has come true. Han Kang and Yi-Kyung end up together

  36. 186 linhdtu

    I wouldn’t worry much about JH dying. K-drama writers sure know on which side of the bread , the fans’ butter is on and they ain’t about to tick them off.

    There are glaring loopholes or leaks in the story about the line between life and death, JH’s memory of her 49 days as a spirit is nothing to kill her off.

    • 186.1 creepykreme

      i think JH’s death is arranged far before.the destiny.nothing with her remaining 49days memory

  37. 187 beggar1015

    As always, I’m totally alone out here in left field. While everyone else is crying over the YK/YS scenes, for me it was Min Ho and his mom that turned the waterworks on.

    On the flipside, really liked the scene with In Jung, Mom (“Who said you could call me Auntie?!”), and Seo Woo hauling IJ’s ass outta there and making IJ face up to what she’s done. No running away to Jinan and getting off the hook for you! Well, maybe legally as Min Ho is taking the fall, but conscience-wise, you’ve got an albatross around your neck.

  38. 188 ahjummabunny

    okay I read koala’s recap and at first I thought that the ending would prove that we were in han kang’s delusion, or we’d go from fantasy to reality in a shocking way. I like the ending. Episode 11 was on tv tonight the episode when han kang did all of his detecting and I was thinking it’s all a waste han kang and I bawled. It wasn’t though.

  39. 189 wap

    very interested on the epi 20 recap…will reserve my ranting after the epi 20 recap is out…..

    *sigh* i wanna wring somebody’s neck!!!

  40. 190 gustave154

    awww han kang didn’t kiss anyone in this drama =(

  41. 191 pahboohchak

    I remember the part where scheduler checks his phone to see the people who he will pick up soon. then he checks the last person– Im thinking it’s her(Ji Hyun). have not watched the last episode yet. kkkk. =)) I was balling my eyes out because of this episode! I had to fight it off because my mascara will run!!!— BUT FAILED. LOL =)))

    • 191.1 Mia

      ikr???? my eyeliner was all over my shirt!!! “waterproof and smudge proof” my ass!!! They should create a new K-drama proof eyeliner. I’d buy that in a flash. ^^

      The last part with Song Yi Soo/Song Yi Kyung’s reunion is what really made me cry and AGAIN waste eyeliner. lol.

  42. 192 kdfan

    as i get caught up with the humdrum of this material world, it’s nice there is a drama that serves as a reminder to me of the purpose and reality of living in this world. reaper’s a wise man. nothing is permanent. i really hope the last episode will not disappoint me. what a great drama!

  43. 193 Dara

    Thanks JB, what I’ve found about this writer is she creates things/changes rules as the story goes, when the story hit dead end?Just throws in new rules, more flashbacks to tell us that it’s not that… it’s actually this…I felt cheated by the writer. Sorry, that’s truly how I feel *_*

  44. 194 DIANE

    thanks for the recap
    I just dont understand this drama start out very good and very strong the ending on the 2 ep just drop.
    does not made sense………..i did not like the ending

  45. 195 Katy

    OK so can someone please explain me why the scheduler is dying???or why is he not going to return again?? because I thought that after he is finished with his job he will be back so wouldn’t he be back in a week when his penalty is over???? Arrggghh!!!! I am soo confused what is happening here!!!
    Please someone explain it to me!!!!!

  46. 196 Lilian

    A really really sad episode and the ending is a killer T_T
    But i do agree with this drama that we shouldn’t glorify dying together…..that does nt equal true love to me!

    Live and be happy Yi kyung!

  47. 197 chelsea

    i like this drama even with its sad ending. i cried most of the time.i i will miss this show. tnx jv and gf for a wonderful and entertaing recap.!!!!!

  48. 198 iwantspam

    This episode was so depressing/heartbreaking/tragic. I didn’t think I would cry so much. The Yi Soo/Yi-Kyung goodbye made me such a mess.

  49. 199 KC

    Yi-soo/Yi-kyung’s good-bye made me cry…soooo much of tear were poured for them…
    And Ji-Hyun’s revelation shocked me and at the same time disappointed me, because it means that it won’t be a happy ending for he and Kang-ah…so sad…

  50. 200 Mia

    ANIYO!!!!! I’m so sad! I can’t believe it ended like that for Song Yi Soo/Song Yi Kyung!!! i swear i though my eyes were gonna float out..and now i found out JI HYUN’S GONNA DIE AGAIN?! WTH?!

    aww Song Yi Soo/Song Yi Kyung were my favorite couple. ^^ But im sooo glad to know that Han Kang is getting his wish. ^^

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