Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 11
by | June 8, 2011 | 288 Comments

Oh the angst, it hurts so good.

Despite some of the more outrageous aspects about this drama (which are many), the characters feel earnest, their bond sincere, and their conflicts rooted in genuine emotion. My heart twists for them, and exults in their petty victories. Which is to say that no matter the outlandish behaviors of some (namely a certain Mr. Dokko Jin), I’m hook-line-sinkered into this conflict and relationship, because it makes me FEEL. And I’m grateful to dramas that do that.

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EPISODE 11 RECAP

Jin tiredly holds Ae-jung, needing to recharge after his day, and tells her that even a cell phone needs the minimum charge in order to operate. He asks to hold her just long enough to recharge one bar.

She pulls back, reminding him that he should leave and escape the inevitable mob of reporters. He turns instead to the kitchen, saying, “You cut off my charger. I’ve got to charge my batteries with food, at least.”

He asks her to make curry for him, insisting that he needs to eat curry right now. Aww. She’s not about to indulge him and turns to leave, but he points out that she can’t just go out amidst the paparazzi. They’re not going to leave until they catch a glimpse of him, and she may find herself locked up here with him for as long as three days. Gee, I wonder what they could do? (Oh, I know you’re all thinking it.)

Seeing her concern, he shares his home’s “secret exit” with her: He’s got a hidden escape route, like Batman has his Batcave, and it’s via the yellow car that sits in his living room as decoration. But before he reveals how to operate it, he needs to eat: “So make me curry. Then I’ll tell you everything.” Ha.

Yes, the Hong Sisters are kind of going wild and crazy with the sheer number of metaphors let loose in this drama, but I do love that it makes even the most innocuous statements touching. His fixation with curry is making me squee.

While she chops onions, he looks at the bandage on her arm and starts to blow on it, telling her he’s treating her injury. Ae-jung asks if this is why he hit Manager Jang, and tells him to go blow on the manager’s injuries rather than hers.

She instructs him to bring potatoes, and he replies, “No! In this house, we don’t kill potatoes.” Oh my god. Why is that so sweet? He says that if one wants to eat fish, one doesn’t just pluck one out of the aquarium — so in the same way, “Potatoes are for growing.”

After eating their potato-free curry, they sit in the car. Ae-jung humors him about the secret exit, as though to speed up this process of leaving. He’s content to linger, though, and he asks if she has any places she’d like to go together: “I have a lot of places. No — if I’m with you, it feels like I’d want to go anywhere.”

How she can scoff at that instead of, oh I dunno, jumping him on the spot, I have no idea. Ae-jung calls the both of them crazy and starts to get up, but he stops her and says, “I’m not crazy — I’m broken.” He touches his chest to indicate his heart, which is as broken as the car they’re sitting in, which keeps pounding past his safety zone: “I’ll keep chasing after you, like a car that’s broken. So you keep running away, staying sane like you are right now.”

Worried, she asks if his heart is fixable, and he answers that it is — and when it’s fixed, he’s going to zoom right past her. Since his response doesn’t betray how serious his condition truly is, she answers, “Fine, then follow me around, and I’ll avoid you. Since the car’s broken, it’ll come to a stop at some point.” Oh honey, if you only knew.

Pil-joo arrives at Jenny’s cafe to ask about the situation with Manager Jang, and why he treats Ae-jung so badly. Both Jenny and Ae-hwan acknowledge that Ae-jung was the one to initiated the group breakup, but they don’t know the particulars either. Jenny speculates that it had something to do with Mina, which triggers Pil-joo’s memory of Mina confiding that Ae-jung had rescued her.

Jenny tells Pil-joo that Jin’s current controversy is linked to Manager Jang (and therefore Ae-jung), and also that Ae-jung has gone to see Jin. Pil-joo can connect the dots of what that implies.

Jin heads off to address this mess, emerging from his house to tell the swarm of reporters that he’ll explain later. It’s off to the hospital for him, where he delivers a respectful apology to Manager Jang, who says that he won’t be so easy to forgive the next time.

Jin replies that neither will he, if he hurts Ae-jung again. Manager Jang scoffs that Jin’s image, however rock-solid till now, won’t hold up if he continues acting this way, and insinuates that he might cause trouble for him. Jin challenges, “Try it. If you mess with a rock mountain, you could find yourself buried in a landslide, and die.”

Jin leans in close…and then blows a wimpy puff of air toward him (to “treat” the wound), saying, “I’m only doing that because she told me to. You should feel honored.” Hee. I love how half-assed his gesture is, but also that he bothered at all.

Manager Jang wonders what Ae-jung means to him, to which Jin answers, “She’s a powerless colleague from my agency. I’m Dokko Jin, overflowing with a sense of justice, and you’re a bad [mouths bastard] who hits women. I’m done here. If you spread stories, I’ll sue.” Fear of god = effectively delivered. Manager Sleazeball could make trouble, sure, but he has to contend with the trouble of fighting a new, bigger enemy…

President Moon tells Jin that they’re putting out the story of his chronic heart problem as damage control. She’s annoyed that he ruined what should have been the crowning moment in his life, and peevishly shoves him his trophy from the Korea Film Awards. Saying that distance will improve the situation, she figures the Hollywood film will be just the ticket.

He shocks her by saying he’s not going to go be a movie superhero: “I’m going to be the Dokko Jin of justice who protects his fellow agency-mate.” She bursts out that Ae-jung doesn’t even like him, but that doesn’t faze him.

At home Jin places the award next to his potato, which he’s taken to speaking to now, and pats it affectionately. He wonders if it’ll soon flower (ahhh! flowers AND potatoes, in the same crazy mixed metaphor?), and asks, “Wait — does that mean the poison will disappear?”

Heart surgery is the official story explaining Jin’s absence from the ceremony. Se-ri had never realized his scar was from heart surgery, to which he points out that their relationship wasn’t characterized by talk so much as it was by “body language.” Rawr.

Referring to his incident with Manager Jang, Se-ri asks interestedly, “Do you like Gu Ae-jung that much?” She offers to let go of him if he’s going to pursue her, and since he doesn’t know of her ulterior motive (i.e., Project Free Pil-joo), he says suspiciously, “We’re not the type to wish other people well without reason.” Ha. True, that.

Se-ri explains that she likes Pil-joo, so it’s in her own interests that Jin and Ae-jung work out. Jin, however, says that he can’t be with Ae-jung (thinking of his whole I-might-die problem), and instructs Se-ri to leave “that anybody doctor who’s nice to Gu Ae-jung” alone. Oh, something about the selflessness of that thought kinda hurts me, in the heart area.

Se-ri goes to Pil-joo anyway to tell him about Jin liking Ae-jung, trying to get him to let go. Pil-joo, who has wised up to Se-ri’s mean-spirited tendencies, no longer sees her with kind eyes and tells her that her so-called pain about him is just her mean nature, which this clinic doesn’t treat. Oh, snap. He just told her to get lost, in the nicest possible way. He guesses, “Your words last time [about liking me] were just jealousy born of your bad temper, weren’t they?”

Se-ri points out that jealousy arises out of liking him, and asks if he feels jealous about the whole Jin/Ae-jung loveline. Pil-joo admits that he does, and apologizes for speaking harshly to her.

At the agency, Ae-jung is busily signing autographs when Jae-seok brings in promo materials for Jin’s upcoming ad campaign. Ae-jung looks at the cardboard cutout of Jin, imagines it laughing at her, and tells it crossly, “Don’t look at me.”

Deciding to turn it away from her, she gets up — then takes out some of her aggression on Cardboard Jin, knocking into it and grumbling, “Completely mean, always doing what you want, you broken Butthole Jin. Why do you keep tormenting me? Why?!”

Oops. She accidentally marks a dot on his cardboard face with her sharpie, and tries to rub it off. Which…looks like an entirely different activity from his vantage point.

Hee! Well, that’s certainly gratifying. Feeling smug, he says knowingly that she must be taking out her repressed ardor for him on the cardboard cutout.

Posing like the ad, he tells her to go ahead and do as she wishes to the real life version: “Don’t touch, just admire.” Ae-jung: “That’s not it! I was just erasing the mark.” Jin amends: “Okay, you can touch once. Greedy.”

To his disappointment, she doesn’t take him up on his offer to feel him up; instead, she gives him the cold shoulder, assuming that he’s just playing around with her again.

Jin:: “Then whatever I do, you have to ignore it as joking around. If I said I wanted to put out dating rumors in tomorrow’s paper, it’s a joke.”
Ae-jung: “Ding-dong.”
Jin:: “And if the day after tomorrow, I said to marry, it’s a joke.”
Ae-jung: “Ding-dong.”

Then, with a bit of a choke:

Jin: “And if the day after tomorrow, I disappeared saying I’m dying, that’s a joke, too.”

Oh, man. I know they’re not actually going to kill him off, but the fact that HE thinks he’s going to die is just…ack! So heart-twisty.

Meanwhile, Manager Jang stews, unable to (or afraid to) talk freely about Jin’s attack but too indignant to just stand by idly. He asks his manager friend for info on an old client, the idol group leader who’d dated Mina back in the day, thinking that he’ll lead him to Mina: “Then I’ll find someone’s weakness.”

Jin watches Iron Man at home while explaining to Jae-seok that he can’t go to Hollywood because there’s a thing (or a person) he’s provoked: “The crumbling mountain has to stand its ground and be scary so that it won’t be messed with.”

(Jin occasionally talks — and acts, and thinks — like a 7-year-old, but when he says something particularly thoughtful in that childlike way, it’s simultaneously cute and moving. I just love that odd juxtaposition in his character. The Hong sisters are masters at this dissonance, packing the bluntness of the words with added impact.)

Jae-seok nervously asks about the results of the hospital visit, and Jin says cryptically, “You may not be my manager for long.” He reminds Jae-seok — who catches on to his meaning with tears in his eyes — that his manager must be perceptive, and tight-lipped. Meaning: I’m dying, but you can’t tell anyone.

Jin’s doctor debriefs a room full of doctors on Jin’s surgery, outlining the circumstances of the heart that, ten years ago, began rapidly deteriorating due to a virus. It’s acting up again, and another surgery is required. There’s a device in his heart (not a medical pacemaker, but a mechanical graft) and because of the nature of the surgery, survival odds are only at 50-50. Because of Jin’s celeb status, the procedure is to be conducted under top-secret conditions.

He tells Jin that surgery will happen within the month. The process will stop his heart, and Jin surmises that in a worst-case scenario, it won’t resume again. (More metaphors!)The doc tells him to think positively — after all, ten years ago he had the song cheering him on, but now he’s got the song’s originator by his side. Jin answers, “It’s too selfish to keep her by my side, so I’m holding back.”

At home, he moans pathetically, “I miss Gu Ae-jung.” His heart starts to pound, so he orders himself to hold back, saying, “Even if you want to see her, you’ve got to resist three times.”

His heart thumps defiantly, and he sighs again, “I miss her.” Thump! Thump! He concedes, “I-miss-her-I-miss-her, there, I resisted three times!”

He gets up to go to her, but it’s like his id and superego have taken up residence in opposite sides of his body and fight it out to alternately push him toward the door and keep him home. Finally, he strikes a bargain with Id and Superego to stick it out another half-hour: “Sigh. Still, I miss Gu Ae-jung.”

Next thing we know, he’s lurking around the Gu house armed with the excuse, “I resisted 300 times. I need recharging.”

Instead of Ae-jung, though, he finds Hyung-kyu at home alone, who asks for his help retrieving his game from a tall shelf. That brings him inside, where Hyung-kyu asks, “Did you come to sneak a look at my aunt?” Jin: “No, Ding-dong. Stealing looks is what pervert stalkers do. I came to see her officially.”

Jin takes a look around, pleased to find his Vitamin Water stocked in the house…sitting right next to the doctor’s tonic packets. He scoffs, “It must be because of these that her face looks so worn out these days.”

Catching a sight of her room, Jin can’t resist a peek…but his virtuous foot stops in its tracks, and he asks himself if he’s a pervert stalker, to sneak a glimpse. He satisfies this moral quandary by deciding that knocking first is the polite thing to do, and enters. Dude, he is so 7 years old.

He picks up her jar of face cream, and the familiar scent perks him right up. Deciding to “take a little with me,” he dabs it on his upper lip, right under his nostrils, and inhales deeply. Omg. How can this be so creepy and sweet at the same time?

Just then, Ae-jung comes home and calls out for her nephew, sending Jin panicking. He twists his ankle as he steps on the tonic packet that drops to the floor and scrambles to wipe it up…with a pair of her shorts. Puahaha!

He hurriedly tucks the shorts into his pocket — oh, that’s not going to look weird — and ducks out of sight, planting his tonic-soaked feet in incriminating splotches on her bed as he dashes for cover.

In her room, Ae-jung starts to change out of her shirt, and Jin dutifully covers his eyes with his hand…which lowers to unblock his view, ha. I’m beginning to think his right side is the ethical one, and his left one thoroughly unprincipled.

Alas, Jin lets out an exclamation by accident, and Ae-jung sees the footprints. Who’s there?!

Deciding to out himself, Jin calls out to her and urges her not to run — a surefire way to get her running — and in his panic, he claps his hand over her mouth and identifies himself.

He explains that he came to visit and just ended up hiding, but asks her to keep quiet to spare him some humiliation.

She nods agreement and he sighs in relief — until Ae-hwan enters and starts calling out her name. Thinking fast (but not very well), Jin ducks underneath the bedcover, and Ae-jung pretends she’s lying down alone.

Big Bro seems to buy it, but then Ae-hwan spots Jin’s tonic-stained feet peeking out from under the covers, which makes me think we’re going to get the same scene recently seen in Baby-Faced Beauty, until he lets it drop, chiding, “Wash your feet.”

Phew, safe for now!

But Ae-jung starts sniffing around, recognizing the scent of her cream, and asks accusingly if Jin used it. He starts to explain himself, only she spots her shorts sticking out of his pocket, which bear his tonic-stained handprints. Right on the asscheeks. HAHA.

Irritated, she leads him to the roof exit to avoid being seen by her family. He’s favoring his twisted ankle, which she tends with a cool wrap.

She asks why he came here, and he answers, “To recharge.” He takes her face in his hands and leans in close until their foreheads touch, and tells her to stay this way till he can fill up one bar.

She asks with concern if the brokenness (of his heart) is severe, and he answers that repairs are in the works.

He sighs, “I wish I could take you home and keep you as a recharger. Gu Ae-jung, I told you I was broken. You’ll have to wait for a month while I’m repaired — will you stay with the broken me during that time?”

(I just adore the image of him holding her face, while she holds his injured ankle, as they sit there together.)

Ae-jung:: “How can you ask that of me? Just one month? It’s not even love, but that you’re broken. For one month?”
Jin: “Yes, just stay with me for that long.”
Ae-jung: “You said you’d zoom past me once you’re fixed. Why are you acting this way?”
Jin: “Think of me as a broken car and block the wheel, in case I crash somewhere. Because my battery is low, I might stop running before the month is out, so recharge me and stay with me. I’ll really be good to you.”
Ae-jung: “Then tell me properly: ‘I like you, so stay with me.’

But that’s asking too much, in his broken logic where he’s about to die, and he tells her that he can’t say that. Exasperated, she declares, “If you don’t want to be hauled off to the junkyard, just go!”

Pil-joo’s mom is in the running for having the lowest usefulness-to-aggravation ratio in this drama, or maybe ever, because she complains to the Couple Making PD that her son’s on-air shenanigans have made her a social outcast. She wonders whether Ae-jung may have gone after Pil-joo aggressively, or if Pil-joo was coached to act a certain way, but the PD says that Pil-joo’s affections are genuine, and that all they can do is request Ae-jung to go along with it, for the sake of the show. Quite ironically, it’s Ae-jung who isn’t feeling the love.

Mom then goes to the Gu family to confirm, “So you’re saying that she thinks Pil-joo’s a good man, but doesn’t like him?” Ding-dong: “Ding-dong!”

Ae-jung goes to Pil-joo, feeling sorry to his mother: “I feel like I’m making her worry groundlessly that you and I may take this all the way.” He tells her seriously, “It’s not a groundless worry. When I started, I was ready to take this all the way.”

All this has taught him a lesson: “That if a heart is full of another person, I can’t claim it.” He asks that if she has even the smallest care for him, to let the other person go.

On the career front, President Moon is confident that Ae-jung’s career is due for a revival, with her demo ready and a CF offer coming in, albeit a small one. Therefore, she has a favor to ask, and calls upon Ae-jung’s commendable grasp of reality: Please convince Jin to go to Hollywood. Since Jin has a fierce sense of pride, Ae-jung should try provoking it and cut him loose.

That night, she thinks over her quandary, dissolving into sobs as she drops her sneakers into an envelope for clothing recycling. And as she cries, so does Hyung-kyu.

Manager Jang gives Se-ri the news that Mina has changed her name to Hye-jin, and that she’d reportedly married and moved to America. He’s not sure whether she’s currently in Korea, but Se-ri is, and promises to find her.

To that end, she goes to Pil-joo’s clinic where the nurse confirms that Han Hye-jin is a patient. This has got to be overstepping the bounds of ethics, but Se-ri’s got her star power to trample over that pesky red tape, and while the nurse won’t convey Mina’s phone number, she offers up her next appointment time, so Se-ri can come by and meet her.

Thankfully, Pil-joo sees Se-ri leaving and asks the nurse about it. Putting two and two together, he figures that Se-ri must be looking for Mina — who, he recalls, was quite keen to remain unknown.

To Jenny he goes for clarification, and she confirms that Mina and Se-ri weren’t close, and won’t be eager to meet.

On his way out, he comes across Hyung-kyu rooting around in the recycling bin. He asks for help retrieving something his aunt threw away, “which I have to save.” Aw.

Pil-joo finds the shoes, but cautions Ding-dong that his aunt won’t like him returning something she threw away. Ding-dong protests, “She didn’t throw it away because she didn’t like it! My aunt was crying when she threw it out.”

And then the boy actually goes and washes the shoes by hand. Awww. Would that we all had such devoted cheerleaders in our lives. The world would be a better place.

At the agency, Ae-jung uses Jin’s cardboard cutout as practice for the real deal, requesting, “Please don’t shake my resolve anymore.” Jin walks in as she continues, “I really want to give it a good shot with Yoon Pil-joo. If only you weren’t in my life, I’d be fine. So get lost.”

He asks her to come over to his house, because he has something to show her. She replies, “Thinking about it, whenever you say to come, I have, and whenever you say go, I have. I think I’ve obeyed you too well.” To his surprise, though, she asks him to a picnic.

Ae-jung: “If you want to go, will you wait for me this once?”
Jin: “If I wait, will you come?”
Ae-jung “Can’t you just wait, regardless? If you’re interested in waiting and going to a picnic with me, wait in front of my house today.”
Jin: “I’ll wait. So come.”

While waiting for their next Couple Making shoot to begin, Pil-joo guesses that his words the last time were “burdensome” to her, which is the kind of thing you say when one side has feelings that aren’t reciprocated. She tells him it was a good thing, and that she needs to feel that sense of burden.

She requests his help, “so that I don’t go running to him. Hold me back.” It’s the kind of request that makes me hurt on Pil-joo’s behalf, but even sadder, he thanks her for making that decision.

Driving that knife deeper into our hearts, Jin dresses for his date with anticipation, stopping to talk to his pet potato: “Potato, today I’m risking the rest of my life and going to wait for Gu Ae-jung.” He gives it a little thumb-kiss goodbye, which: Aw. And, OH NO. This next part is gonna break MY heart, isn’t it?

Pil-joo picks up Ae-jung’s phone and sees that she has a new message from someone now renamed “Under Repair.” Clicking on the text, he sees a photo of Jin’s potato plant.

He tells Ae-jung frankly that he’d confused her phone for his, and that she’s received a text from “that person.” She asks him to erase it, preferring not to have her emotions confused by reading it. Nooo, don’t do it! Be the bigger man! Augh, why is your finger on the “confirm delete” button? Is it naive for me to hope that you didn’t actually press it?

Filming commences, featuring the couple working on a jigsaw puzzle. Pil-joo reaches over and guides Ae-jung’s hand to the right spot, saying, “I’ll help you. If it’s difficult for you, just follow me.”

Oblivious to the fact that Jin pulls up to the Gu house that evening to await, per his instructions, Ae-jung and Pil-joo go out to dinner at (where Miss Ripley plays in the background, haha!), then a movie. The day’s almost over by the time Pil-joo walks Ae-jung home.

Jin is still in his car, having waiting steadfastly all night, and all three tense to see each other. Pil-joo makes good on his promise to help by taking Ae-jung’s hand, and when he sees her hesitating as she locks eyes with Jin, he extends his other hand to her and leads her inside the gate.

Once inside the courtyard, she takes her hand back and starts to cry. She asks, half-hopefully, half-dreading, “If he has pride, he’ll leave now for good, won’t he? It’s all over now. I’m sorry. It must be hard for you too.”

Pil-joo has noted her conflicted emotions and now spots the shoes Ding-dong had rescued. Finally he can’t take it anymore either and pulls out the cell phone, telling Ae-jung that he hadn’t deleted the message after all. (Ahhhh! I am simultaneously hurting for you and impressed with your decency, which in turn makes me hurt for you even more. I WANT A PIL-JOO. Drama gods, haven’t I earned one??)

With a heavy sigh Pil-joo goes, leaving Ae-jung to read Jin’s message, which comes with accompanying potato photo:

Jin: “Gu Ae-jung. I’ve raised the potato you brought me. Potato sprouts are poisonous, but now that I’ve raised it this much, I think it will flower. Because I’m broken, I can’t hold onto you properly — so this time, come to me. So that I can move without stopping, come recharge me.”

How’s a girl to resist that? (Answer: Not at all.) Ae-jung finds Jin resting in his car, eyes closed, and puts up her hand to the glass, in an unconscious mirroring of his move in Episode 4.

He opens his eyes, revealing his tears, as Ae-jung says, “You mean bastard. Recharge.”

Jin takes her hand, then lifts himself out the window to kiss her.

 
COMMENTS

If you’ve seen a Hong sisters drama (or seven), you’ll recognize that we’ve now entered the part marked by separation angst. Maybe the end of this episode suggests that we’re out of troubled waters, but I’m thinking not. And this is perhaps the part where we have to contend with the Funny taking a backseat to the Conflict, which — depending on the execution — can be compelling (Hong Gil Dong) or tiresome (My Girl).

To be honest, this part isn’t typically my favorite stretch in a drama’s run — but on the upside, with this show, I’m happy to go with the source of that conflict. Namely, Jin’s bum heart. A drama — particularly a trendy, and a rom-com at that — needs to manufacture conflict to keep the tension alive, and since we’re all familiar with the pattern of a rom-com’s development, our satisfaction with its treatment lies ultimately in the credibility of that angst and the execution thereof. It’s why, despite the obviousness of the plot arc, we still find a vast range in a drama’s success rate in pulling off said plot arc. Lie To Me, for instance, entered this phase this week as well, but as it failed to introduce any semblance of real-world logic into its separation (he’s going with the woman he no longer loves because he “doesn’t want to hurt her,” but is, as a consequence, hurting the woman he currently loves), it still falls shy of emotional resonance for me.

What I like about this turn is that I know it’s a plot manipulation, but I’m still completely invested in this relationship, mostly thanks to the wonderfully committed, sincere performances of the three main leads. In the hands of lesser actors, I’d say this conflict is nothing special — but with these three, my heart bleeds for them. I’m confident that Jin will emerge victorious (49 Days this ain’t), but his fear that he’ll die comes off as credible, and that in turn binds me to his angst. With Gumiho and Best Love, the Hong sisters have really upped the ante, moving past mere family interference to true life-and-death dilemmas. That we should feel Jin’s fear despite being assured of his survival (at least, for me) speaks to the solidness of this conflict.

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  1. superdunz

    thank you! <3

    • 1.1 Kangling

      DIING DOOONG!!!!

      Big Thank you for the recap. :)
      Everytime I look at him. I see So ji sub somewhere.
      aaaaah.. me like boys.

      • 1.1.1 Rachel

        everybody loves dding ddong lol

        if i may, i’d like to run a little poll.
        dding ddong or jea suk?
        i vote for jea suk. dding ddong can’t be cuter but um..women have needs and jea suk is one tasty dish..yumm. anyone with me on this?

    • 1.2 Chocobo

      Okay, now that I’ve had time to chew on the excitement from the plot development, I will say one thing:

      It drives me CRAZY when the large camera rigs (the ones on long poles that float above the scene, like the last wide shot of this episode with Jin leaning out of the car) and the lighting crews aren’t careful enough and you can see artifacts of the equipment on scene.

      It’s great to have a sweeping camera view from above, but it is also super distracting when you can see the shadow of the rig’s arm floating over the scene. This happened in 9 End 2 Outs during their dramatic kiss scene as well, where you can see the rig’s shadow moving over the couple, even! It just seems lazy to me not to fix this and takes away from the most emotional scenes by breaking the fourth wall and reminding us that this is all fake. It’s disappointing because so many of the other shots in the film are really well done and gorgeous to look at. /grump

      On the other hand, the last scene in this show was so exciting I don’t even care that much this time.

      • 1.2.1 MJP

        Chocobo,

        Did you notice that the first time you watched it or did it take you a replay or two?

        Maybe because I was too busy going back and forth between the show and the recap, I didn’t notice it at all.

        Now, I’m gonna go back (when it’s subbed of course) and watch it to see what you see! I’m curious.

        • 1.2.1.1 Chocobo

          Hi MJP,

          I noticed it the first time, maybe because I am just really anal about things like that. I probably couldn’t tell you what was in the background of the scene, but weird shadows (and audio artifacts picked up by the boom, too) I usually pick up on. I sort of wish I didn’t, because noticing takes me out of the moment, but oh well!

          Did you see it when you went back?

      • 1.2.2 wootwoot

        LOL, I saw the shadow move across the hood of the car during that scene as well :) I went from awww(grinning with joy) to …what’s that?? 0_o… But I agree, it sort of does distract your attention from the main focus… pity, because that scene was extremely pretty to look at

    • 1.3 nonski

      thank you for the recaps! Best Love Rocks!

      love you Dokko Jin!

  2. soserious

    Dokko Jin’s face after he knocks to enter the room.

    • 2.1 soserious

      …was the best thing ever.

      [back from reading]
      “I am simultaneously hurting for you and impressed with your decency, which in turn makes me hurt for you even more.” <— my thoughts exactly.

      man, cha seung-won is 40, but DAMN, he's so hot. and his acting-like-a-7-year-old is the funniest thing i've ever seen. i think i LOL'd about 3 times irl.

      • 2.1.1 Rachel

        actually he’d be 38 in America. but i guess that really doesn’t make much difference.

        • 2.1.1.1 Fall

          nah, hes actually 41 in America

    • 2.2 Kangling

      I was hoping that the pants that he grabbed was somekind of lace panty. lol…

      • 2.2.1 Glomp

        LOL. Same here. I love how, in this episode, Dokko Jin seems to be mirroring what Ae Jung did in the past few episodes ( clearing up herbal medicine stain with pants, hiding behind clothes rack) and like Javabeans pointed out, Ae Jung mirrored Dokko Jin in the hand-cups-face-despite-window-pane-inbetween scene.

        I think the funniest scene is the Dokko Jin cardboard cut-out scene though.

    • 2.3 Daniela

      I repeated it 3 times. My stomach was hurting.

  3. Lindalou

    Love this show… 1st?

  4. bourbon

    Waaaah!!!! At last!!! Thank you, javabeans :)

  5. Christy

    What a gem of a drama!!

  6. yakno

    Looks more gorgeous.

  7. kris

    Yeah! XD

  8. Kiara

    Poor Pil-joo /hugs <3.

  9. Ohemgee

    The hong sisters/best love: making hearts hurt so good.

    • 9.1 ohemgee

      also, CSW totally makes me drool.

      *fanning myself from the hotness that is CSW’s smoldering gaze (even when glazed with tears!!!)

  10. 10 Ace

    Got so frustrated last night because tudou, dramacrazy, and dramastyle did not have the raw episode…

    Gong Hyo-jin looks prettier in this episode and Yoon Kye-sang’s so handsome..

    • 10.1 kathylovesdramas

      ugh.. I had such a hard time finding it too!

      Thank you for the recap Javabeans! you can tell you’re great writer.

    • 10.2 Fall

      kpopella has the torrents up pretty quickly

      • 10.2.1 Honeybee

        does kpopella have subs? :)

    • 10.3 Kiara

      Just finish watching it at Dramastyle.

    • 10.4 Ace

      I’d like a Pil-joo for myself too..pretty please? Argh! Pil-joo you’re like tied with my fave second lead, Moon Jae-shin.

      But how could anyone resist a grown-up who acts, thinks, and talks like a 7-yr old? (ultimate fantasy: Jin meeting Tae-kyung) I really like Jin because he reminds me a lot of Miho who’s so cute but moved me a lot with her Anya-like innocence.

      I really don’t mind (much) the separation angst in the Hong Sisters drama I’ve seen because the reunion makes up for all of it. Well maybe I minded a little bit more in DGCH because the Uhm-force was too forceful, and in MG grandpa was too crotchety.

      Hope I can find the raw of tonight’s episode w/o any difficulty. ;)

      Best Love FTW!

      • 10.4.1 ishrooroo

        OMG i wanna see Jin meet Tae kyung – epic showdown of the immature!
        I want a Pil-joo too and despite my love for Jin, is it wrong that I still kinda want Pil-joo to get the girl? Gah Second Lead Syndrome >.<

    • 10.5 tari

      Me too, what’s up with that? I stayed up until 2 am :(

    • 10.6 Madita

      viki had it about 8-9:00 pm (German local time).

      They were the quickest regarding the last 2 Episode and they are a great team of segmenters and subbers for BL – love them.

      • 10.6.1 In love with a middle-aged man

        really?! I thought they deleted the channel! Can you please post a link?

  11. 11 Lydia

    Oh my goodness you make me want to start (and be totally obsessed with!) this drama!! Exactly the type I was looking for too! Thanks so much for the review *goes to start drama*

  12. 12 Ahhda

    Thanks so much for the recap! Loving this. :)

  13. 13 Fall

    an emotional rollercoaster..

  14. 14 qwerty

    !! i can’t wait until tomorrow. omg

  15. 15 crazedlu

    niice, hong sisters. i enjoy these angsty parts the least, but eh, i have faith in the leads and the hongs.

  16. 16 DUMBO

    “she may find herself locked up here with him for as long as three days. Gee, I wonder what they could do? (Oh, I know you’re all thinking it.)”

    Dungeons and Dragons marathon.

    • 16.1 luci8le

      L.O.L. i can’t stop laughing now!!!
      you made my day!

  17. 17 tari

    LOL at the batman exit, I just love how he teases her everyday but willing to eat her bitter kimbab, now that’s a good potential hubby.

  18. 18 sb

    I love the pet potato. <3 Cutest inanimate, non-stuffed animal/food prop ever! Yay for blossoming potatoes!

    Jin's tears pained me to the core.

    • 18.1 MsScorpion

      My heart literally heart when i saw those tears filled eyes….and that’s just from the recaps’ screen shots.

      Still waiting for the subs to cry with Dokko Jin full force :’(

      • 18.1.1 Mia

        Ms. Scorpion, does your name, by chance, come from a Siono Ono film character? If so, I like.

  19. 19 MJP

    Wow! Did I ever have a really hard time finding this RAW today. But, I did find it on my space of all places!

    Now to simultaneously read and watch the show!!!

    • 19.1 Jomo

      Really?

      http://www.am-addiction.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=19628 has them up as early as 1PM EST.
      (You have to have an id to dl)

      I am able to watch at work during my late lunch.

      • 19.1.1 MJP

        Hey! Thanks Jomo! I am assuming these are downloads since you are talking about changing file names.

        Also, a big thanks to Javabeans!!! You have enough experience with the Hong Sisters writing to know whether or not the would kill off poor Dokko Jin. Thanks for answering my angst or should I say, alleviating my angst!!!

        • 19.1.1.1 Jomo

          Sorry – Didn’t see the word RAW right there in the middle of the sentence.
          If you get the Tudou name from the previous episode and do a search in Tudou by changing the ep number and date, then just sit on Tudou hitting the search button, eventually it is available.

          By the way, y’ll know Tudou means POTATO, right?

          • 19.1.1.1.1 Kiara

            Lol potato everywhere. Im so going on a potatoe diet after this drama. There wont be any more killing of potatoes in my house anymore.

          • 19.1.1.1.2 MJP

            That was the problem, no one had it loaded on Tudou. I did searches, I stalked the usual suspects tudou pages, everything…

            Did you know about this page on Tudou?

            http://zone.tudou.com/korea/

  20. 20 Wend

    Loved this show!!!
    the part about dokko jin entering Ae-jung’s room is also similar to that of episode 4 …

  21. 21 JD

    what heartbreaking tears, dokko jin!!! </3

  22. 22 Ladymoonstone143

    Thanks for this Javabeans..

    So many cute moments on this episode. And that kiss at the end. just melted my heart.

  23. 23 Muffin

    Aww, Pil-joo! If only you’d turn your heart to all the fangirls who’d love to have you.

  24. 24 Fall

    this might sound bad… but i forgot the background meaning of the potato :(

    can someone tell me please

    • 24.1 MsScorpion

      The potato represents her feelings, remember when she was going to accept him and show him that she cares too and went to his house with a bag of potatoes?
      She got the idea from the Camellia story he told her “The girl is rich, the boy is poor. She gives him a boiled potato, he rejects it. Hurt, she harasses his chicken. He harasses hers back and accidentally kills it.”

  25. 25 moomooye

    Thank goodness for the ending. If they had just ended it with Dokko jin sitting there and crying, i wouldn’t have been able to stand it. I’m not looking forward to the angst coming up. I always feel this is the weakest point in all Hong sister dramas, so I really hope they can improve this time.

    This is the episode of reversement, with Dokko jin spilling the tonic and wiping it with her shorts and hiding. and the car!! such a tender scene with her holding his face through the window. though the kiss kind of reminded me of my princess.

    I wish I had a nephew like ding-dong. So mature for his age and so wise. I love this drama!!! Thanks for the recap.

  26. 26 neeko

    ALL the Jins we’ve seen so far gathered in this one episode! Awesome.

  27. 27 nixxochick

    I love it!!!! enough said :)

    • 27.1 catyeo

      Ditto

  28. 28 stars4u

    I felt so sad watching Jin’s manager cry… and Ding-dong finding back Ae-jung’s shoes…

    Jin the man-child, not sure if I should smile cause he makes things cute or sad on how things are…

  29. 29 JIW_sobangnim

    AH. Your recap is amazing. Takes lesser time than actually watching the whole drama which is awesome cuz of my finals :D This isnt my favourite part of the drama too, angsty and a tad bit draggy. Playing too much with metaphors in Best Love. The other one was He’s Beautiful. Hong Sisters bases are always like that aye? THANKSSS!!

  30. 30 Rika

    thanks for the recap.. daebak

  31. 31 laya

    Thank you for the recap! At least Ae-jung didn’t yell for him to give! back! her! shorts! right? :D

    • 31.1 antonia

      ha ha. it would be awesome

  32. 32 Becky121

    OMG!! Watched this last night and couldn’t stop laughing then crying and then laughing and crying. My mom thought I was having an attack of the nerves. Can I just have Jin? I’ll let the rest of you have Pil-Joo:)

    • 32.1 antonia

      eh… sorry. Jin is mine. i think i settled that down since episode 1
      as Jin said you can watch but not touch… you greedy
      lol

  33. 33 MD

    this show makes me wish that everyday is wednesday and thursday

    • 33.1 Fall

      same here..a week goes by forever!!

    • 33.2 luci8le

      same here. i hate thursday night when i know i have to wait for another whooooole week :’(

    • 33.3 RWJQ

      Same here. For the past weeks, I’ve been feeling high on Thursday mornings, happily watching Wednesday’s episode, and then feeling down on Friday mornings, right after catching Thursday’s broadcast, cuz it means having to wait another week.

      Oh, look what Best Love has done to me! :(

  34. 34 Jomo

    There was so much I liked about this episode mixed mashed and dismembered metaphors and all.

    “She sang the song that made your heart beat 10 years ago, now you have the real deal -keep her by your side.”

    I just loved LOVED him missing GAJ that he steals into her room, steals her scent. I always jump with joy when writers include the opposite sex’s smell as the attraction. 1. because it is so real. 2. Conveying smell across the tube is awesome writing and acting since they have to make us imagine the scent -good or bad.

    Yes, as far as “Pil-joo’s mom is in the running for having the lowest usefulness-to-aggravation ratio in this drama…”
    There’s a mom in this show? Is she in all the scenes I fast forward because IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER?

    I loved when she sat with her sneakers and sobbed loudly. Not dripping little tears, but body shaking sobs. Yeah, she’s not in love, and don’t forget it.

    Must sleep will catch up with everyone Thursday.

    • 34.1 swui

      Oh I actually appreciated the scent part too…because I feel the same too…I might sound like a freak but I wouldn’t be able to bear it if I didn’t like the smell of my partner…

      and her sniffing his face…it’s kinda funny she’s oblivious to the intimacy of their proximity and her actions…LOL..I was like…are they gonna kiss?

      That said, there’s quite a lot of kisses in this HS drama…I can’t really remember all that well, but do HS write lotsa kissing scenes??? I just wanna know if there’s gonna be more to look fwd too…LOL

      • 34.1.1 antonia

        me too i thought is she smeling or is she going to kiss him??? i would’ve kissed if you asked me

    • 34.2 antonia

      JOMO “I just loved LOVED him missing GAJ that he steals into her room, steals her scent. I always jump with joy when writers include the opposite sex’s smell as the attraction. 1. because it is so real. 2. Conveying smell across the tube is awesome writing and acting since they have to make us imagine the scent -good or bad.”
      you’re right!!!!!

      and i love how she cried on the sneakers… and poor Ding Dong is so sweet, he was my hero in this episode

    • 34.3 izzie

      PJ’s mom, I think, is the drama’s answer to the tiring evil kdrama mothers. We’ve seen so much of them before and many have wreaked total havoc that it’s just tiring. However, it wouldn’t hurt to give PJ’s mom a little more dimension to her character to make her more interesting or even just to add more spice to the story. (I suspect she’s going to end up with AJ’s dad.)

      I think Seri isn’t doing a lot being the villainess either. (Isn’t she a semi-villain? She’s been showing potentials of being one of them good guys.) What I’ve observed is, the villains of this drama aren’t really in the supporting characters, but embedded within the leads themselves. What keeps AJ and DJ apart are their concern for each other’s welfare, coupled by their pride. And a dash – no. a good helping – of immaturity on DJ’s side. (My fave DJ immature moment: knocking on the wooden frame and flashing that “Ha! I got around the obstacle!” look before stepping into AJ’s room.)

      And Ding-Dong! I want to give that kid a hug! He has the best grip on my heartstrings in this drama. I so want to come to his rescue whenever he’s feeling down and sad. He beat DJ to making me cry when he cried for the sneakers.

      And I don’t think I could eat a potato for sometime. Not even when they come in the form of potato chips or French fries or potato strings. Not even when they’re mashed and covered in gravy. Not even when they’re fresh off the oven – baked, covered with cheese, and sprinkled with bacon bits.

      Dang I’m hungry!

      • 34.3.1 Jomo

        I am so glad you are watching this with us!

        Even though the second leads don’t have much evil to spew. Jerk-Ass Manager Man more than makes up for it.
        Not sure what acidy mix of spite and hate he is brewing, but it ain’t gonna smell like Aj’s creme! I really hope he does get to do a bad bad thing before Ironman destroys him. So that way JAMM’s fall from grace will be that much more enjoyable!

        You are making me want to go to Wendy’s for a Frosty with fries. Comanhey!

        • 34.3.1.1 MJP

          Jomo,

          I have to ask… Do you like to dip the fresh hot/salty fries into the icy cold Frosty and then eat it? Yum!!!! It tastes so good!!!

          • 34.3.1.1.1 Jomo

            Yes! My daughter and I go through drive thru, then eat it in the parking lot so we don’t have to share with my husband and son.
            BEST FOOD-LIKE ITEMS ever invented together.

        • 34.3.1.2 izzie

          “Jerk-Ass Manager Man more than makes up for it.”

          You can say that again! He’s like a sponge – he absorbed all the evul, leaving little to the villainess. It could be interesting, though, if Pil-Joo gets in on the revenge wagon too. Woul dhe let himself be upstaged by DJ?

          Mmm, frosty and fries! Yum! :)

      • 34.3.2 samgetang

        Hi Izzieeeeeee!!!!

        • 34.3.2.1 izzie

          Saaaaaaaammmmm!!! :)

  35. 35 nglkt

    I NEARLY DIED WHEN HE DID THE OUT-OF-THE-WINDOW THING. Didn’t expect it at all.

    *Dies of happiness*

    THAT’S THE BEST MOVE EVER. HAHAHA

    This drama drives me insane, and not a very decent time cos major exams in 3 weeks’ time.

    I don’t think I’ve ever loved the male lead character so much before. It almost seems like he generates his own gravity and that I’m pulled into the universe of Dok Go Jin.

    Actor Cha really executed his character to perfection. He drew the lines of exaggeration and comedy really well. Went to watch a few of his variety shows and realised that his humour is very like that of Jin’s – swift.

    I don’t think Jin’s gonna die in the show cos it’s not a must-die case unlike in Gumiho.. Unless the Hongs’ sisters want to trample all over our flowers and make it a tragic ending. HAHAHA xP

    • 35.1 june

      I was screaming (like a fangirl! not in the horror movie) when I saw him doing the-out-of-window-thing. OMG…now I feel weird to have an ajusshi crush….

      CSW DOES give us another level of looking at guys in 40s…hotter than ever!

      • 35.1.1 Chocobo

        Same on all accounts! I had just caught up to episode 10 in subs when I saw the new recap up for 11 — after reading through to the ending I HAD to see what that looked like in motion.

        HOLY MOLY, SO AWESOME. I didn’t even watch the rest of the episode (will wait for subbed later), just the raw file of the last 11 minutes, and I still felt like a puddle of goo. Finally, an adult kiss! A man earnestly emotional without looking like a wussy! A female lead not being completely stupid!

        And the ajusshi crush — ditto. I’d hit that, even at a full 16 years younger than he is, ha!

        • 35.1.1.1 Chocobo

          P.S.: For those of you who want to be big fat cheaters like myself and see the kiss at the end before the full episodes are up and streaming (this episode seems to be notoriously difficult to find from the comments), here’s the only link I could find that actually worked, found through dramastyle.com: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/107950779#pm_cmp=vid_OEV_P_RV.

        • 35.1.1.2 MsScorpion

          I did the exact same thing :D

          Was fighting to wait till subs are out to watch then read the recaps
          Failed miserably with the waiting challenge
          Read episode 11 recaps
          Was extremely touched at the ending
          looked for last few minutes for the raw episode
          Watched the kiss
          *pouting waiting for Eng subs to watch the whole episode*

    • 35.2 swui

      I was surprised by the out-of the window move as well…it was so fluid and natural…I wonder how many takes he needed to complete that move…it doesn’t look so easy…..but it was so sweet..I kinda expected it but I didn’t think he would actually do it….then to see him do so so gracefully………phewit…smooth!

      • 35.2.1 Sethe

        Yeah, right? SO smooth and graceful. Dokko Jin is perfect (and Pil-joo can just suck on it)!

        • 35.2.1.1 Jomo

          Oh! The poor doc doesn’t deserve such scorn. You know his heart is aching as much as DJ’s.
          A little pity for a sad man, no?

          • 35.2.1.1.1 Sethe

            Okay, I admit it. This episode was the first time I liked Pil-joo a little bit. Now that he’s had his heart ripped out, he’s not so Dr. Perfect, and I can empathize with him.

    • 35.3 antonia

      “I NEARLY DIED WHEN HE DID THE OUT-OF-THE-WINDOW THING. Didn’t expect it at all. ”

      i knew there would be a kiss in the car. i knew it had to be sooner cause the episode was ending in just seconds. still it took me by surprise. the way CSW masterfully get out of the window (well his upper part) was just perfect and natural. and the kiss… i’m still swooning

      and i’d love to see the bts cause as swui said i don’t think it was easy, though it looks easy

  36. 36 BJ

    Thankyou for the recap! Everyone on this show is so loveable! I really haven’t enjoyed a show this much for a long time!!

  37. 37 mirrormina

    at last…i’ve been waiting the whole morning to watch this recap…
    tq so much!!!

  38. 38 78446

    Just dropping by to say thanks for the recap! Sign that I’m an addict: I’m getting annoyed with my job for getting in the way of my dramas.

    *back to work!*

    • 38.1 h311ybean

      Welcome to the club :-p

    • 38.2 Jomo

      Stupid job! What kind of employer makes you work between the time the show is aired and at the same time the downloads are available?

      What, am I NOT supposed to go home to watch?

  39. 39 Celest

    I love the all deja vu in this episode. The scene with Jin wiping the tonic with AeJung’s shorts….who else wished it was a panty? haha And of course the car scene where Ae Jung comes up to the car and “touches” Jin’s cheeks.

    For some reason, the first thing that popped into my mind when the kissing scene came up is CSW’s other beloved drama City Hall where he and MiRae go at it in the car.

    That kissing scene was amazing but Ding Dong stole the show for me this episode. The scene where he was crying alongside his aunt and when he tried to get the shoes out of the dump made me feel all warm and bubbly inside. It also pointed out how it’s pretty much only Ding Dong who truly grasps the relationship between his aunt and Jin.

    • 39.1 tari

      “only Ding Dong who truly grasps the relationship between his aunt and Jin”

      So true, her oppa, her best friend, her father are channeling our own family and friends when we fall for “the wrong material guy”. Unfortunately, in real life Ding Dong comes only in a form of our own heartspeak..to choose that bumpy ride with our own leading man, or life comfortably with the perfect catch. <3 Best Love.

    • 39.2 swui

      I agree with your sentiments as well….I love that they gave him more scenes because it comes out particularly poignant from DD’s point of view…

  40. 40 Sethe

    So… Dokko-jin wanted Ae-jung to come to his house so he could show her his potato? ;)

    • 40.1 Sethe

      Oh, and then he texted her a picture of it!!! Haven’t we all learned that texting pictures of potatoes is a REALLY bad idea for public figures?

      • 40.1.1 VanillaSalt

        Yeah, and since his “potato” has poisonous roots…does that mean he has…. eww I think we know where he got THOSE “poisonous roots” from (se-ri). So that’s the secret the girls had to keep, huh? ;)

        • 40.1.1.1 Sethe

          Oh, you really cracked me up! TOO funny :)

      • 40.1.2 b

        Hey, it could’ve been worse. Dokko Jin could’ve texted Ae-jung a picture of his french fry (yikes!).

        • 40.1.2.1 wahaha

          heh. this made me laugh ;)

        • 40.1.2.2 Christy

          LOL!

      • 40.1.3 78446

        i’ll take potatoes over weiners . . . er . . . hotdogs . . . um . . . bratwurst . . . okay, i give up.

        there’s waaay too much innuendo in this thread.

  41. 41 Rachael

    Dear Deity, is it just me or have all of their kisses been steamy, pretty goodness? Granted, Javabeans and Girlfriday are picking out the pictures for the recaps, but everytime they reek of “Pretty Hot-and-Steamy Kiss”.

    Thanks again for the recap!

    Note to Best Lovers who may not know, Dramafever has started carrying Best Love, though it’s only up to episode eight.

  42. 42 Betsy

    Thanks for the recap. This episode was so funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I laughed so hard during the scene with Dokko Jin and Ae Jung in her bedroom & was teary-eyed during the last scene with Pil Joo, Ae Jung, and Jin. Hope episode 12 won’t be too sad.

  43. 43 meowying

    thanks so much for the recap! i plan to marathon this in a shot after the dvds come out, but just reading your recaps have totally sucked me in. thanks so much for the hard work! <3

  44. 44 YerBabe

    Awwhh,,, this episode made me tear up <3

  45. 45 Aisha

    LOVE CSW OPPA ^_^

  46. 46 Hadeel

    no more lies….for heaven’s sake^^

    • 46.1 tari

      He can’t say that he’s dying, he wants to save her from future grief by acting like a true Dongko Jin, so she’ll get over him quickly. But now can’t help himself to ask her to stay by his side for his remaining days just because…he can’t be without her. Aww and argh in the same time. That’s the logic of romance for me, if we madly in love we don’t shoo the person we love no matter what. I don’t think he’d zoom past her once he’s fixed, probably they’ll travel around together in his bat-mobile :)

      • 46.1.1 antonia

        love what you said

  47. 47 yumi

    Best. Product. Placement. Ever!

    PET POTATO

    every school child will be clamoring for one, and every parent will grant their wish because of Pet Potato low maintenance attributes.

  48. 48 Hadeel

    Potato is out in my diet list…can’t stand it…^^

  49. 49 Revy

    ‘If you mess with a rock mountain, you could find yourself buried in a landslide, and die.”
    ~Best line ever~
    I was on the Pil Joo line now now Jin line is just pulling me in like a current.

  50. 50 samgetang

    JB, thanks so much for lovin’ Best Love. This is an awesome episode just by reading your recap.

    Dokko Jin is an awesome character/main lead. His discovery of affection for Ae Jung surely resonates to many of us who has taken the same road and realized how much our hearts can truly take in and do for those we love despite its being broken, lacking and all.

    Love all the meta-talk/references and the mirroring of their experiences.

    Can’t blame Ah Jung…Dokko jin is just so irresistible :-) The loving and caring sister/daughter/aunt in Ah Jung just wants to give him a helping hand and the curious kid in her just wants to play with his crazy sense of humor. Pil Joo is sooo charming but also so mature (he would do well by himself, haha!).

    • 50.1 ellewu

      you’re right, Pil Joo is perfect…but just not for AeJung. AeJung and DokkoJin are MFEO <3

      Best Love ftw!!!

      • 50.1.1 In love with a middle-aged man

        What does MFEO stand for (and whatever it is, you’re absolutely right! :D) Oh and btw, does anyone know how come the doctor knows about Ae Jung being by his side now? I didn’t realise Jin had let that on..

        • 50.1.1.1 ellewu

          Made For Each Other :)

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