Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 15
by | July 13, 2011 | 368 Comments

The prosecutor is hot on his trail and it looks like someone’s secret identity isn’t going to be secret for very long. Could the City Hunter maybe just take a wee break from saving the world so that he can focus on maintaining his cover? My blood pressure would surely appreciate it.


Yoon-sung rescues Young-ju from being gassed to death, and pulls him out of the car in time just as he’s lost consciousness. He stirs awake and reaches out to grab Yoon-sung’s ankle, and tries to make out the silhouette.

Yoon-sung stops, and then turns toward him… just as Young-ju loses consciousness again. Yeesh, playing it close there, buddy? He calls the police to report a man lying on the ground and leaves.

Meanwhile Target No. 4 Chun Jae-man has already burned the top secret book that would’ve served as proof of their involvement in the October ’83 incident. Argh, it pains me that Yoon-sung had to give that up to go save Young-ju, though of course I wouldn’t have him choose differently.

His secretary alerts him to a possible intruder, since the desk guards are knocked out. He guesses quickly that the City Hunter was here, but no matter—he’s too late now.

Well he might be, but Daddy is always one step ahead. He acquires the original book, having paid for the man to deliver a duplicate to Chun. Sometimes I LOVE Evil Daddy!

In exchange for a car full of cash, the man gives Jin-pyo the original copy along with the tidbit that a prosecutor has been requesting to see this book for some time now. Jin-pyo guesses quickly that it’s Young-ju.

He calls Yoon-sung to warn him about how close Young-ju is getting to their case. He even knows about Jin-pyo’s real identity and reminds him that because Yoon-sung drove his father to the brink, the prosecutor won’t go easy on him. “Because no matter what, a father is a father.” Coming from you? Am I supposed to laugh or cry?

Yoon-sung defiantly tells him that he’ll never get caught (says the guy who turned his face towards him not twenty minutes ago!) and that he’ll protect his own, no matter what. Dad thinks it foolish of him to think he can have it all—love, family, a normal life.

Yoon-sung swears fiercely that he will protect them, and Dad says to himself that love and a normal life are not things that they can have.

At home he goes over the security footage in Young-ju’s garage and discovers Mr. Creepy. He recognizes him right away as Chun’s right hand man, who came after Target No. 1, Nana, and now Young-ju. I think you also stole his hat once.

Nana asks if he’s working on Target No. 4, and Yoon-sung tells her she cannot participate this time, no ifs ands or buts. “You saw me going into a hotel room with another woman. Do you still want to help?”

He says he doesn’t want her getting mixed up in dangerous business anymore (’cause her being a presidential bullet shield is less so?) and she’s forced to back down. She asks if he has to continue, the answer to which she already knows. Aw, it only makes sense now that it’s not personal for her anymore, she’s wondering if he’ll ever get out.

They get ready to head to the hospital to visit Mom and bring Ajusshi back home, but then he walks through the door, bag in hand. He says he couldn’t stand the hospital anymore because he couldn’t even watch the home shopping channel (HA) and so cut out early.

Yoon-sung’s face lights up like a Christmas tree (aw), and wonders if Ajusshi really almost died, since he looks so normal. Ajusshi: “Die? Why would I die? And leave the home shopping network? There’s so much more I have to buy!” Hahahaha. Leave it to Shik-joong to fight death to shop another day.

Yoon-sung and Nana head to the hospital and come across a little boy in the waiting room, digging around for loose change. Nana helps him by lifting the couch whole hog, like she’s got super-strength. How much do I love that in regular life, Nana’s the hulk and Yoon-sung’s the prissy one?

The kid, Kim Yoon-shik, says that he’s here visiting his mom in the same ward, and Nana wonders why his name sounds familiar. She muses that it must be because of Yoon-sung.

They visit Mom, who’s doing well, and Nana leaves them to talk alone. Mom thinks that Nana is pretty and nice, since she’s known her for a long time (technically much longer than she’s known her son). Yoon-sung scoffs that she’s not that pretty (heh).

Mom takes out a ring, “Your father gave this to me. Give it to Nana.” He tells her that they’re not in that kind of relationship, but Mom sees through the crap and asks why he’s being so cold and rigid when he clearly likes her. She tells him that she wants him to be happy.

He mentions her ridiculous super-strength earlier with the kid, and Mom asks if it was Yoon-shik. His mother is receiving the same treatment that she is, and she used to work for Haewon Labs (Chun Jae-man’s company, I’m assuming the pharmaceutical division).

Ding dong. New case for Yoon-sung.

He comes out to find Nana dozing off in the hallway, and stares at her lovingly for a while, contemplating the ring. Oh man, that ring’s gonna be the source of my TEARS, isn’t it? It’s just perfectly rife for a tragic twist—Mom’s ring for Nana. Aaaaaaauuuugh. Why’d ya have to do it, Mom?

She stirs awake and he quickly hides the ring, covering up his awkwardness with the complaint that she sleeps anywhere, calling her Nana Bear. She looks up at him with a smile and tells him that she won’t insist on being part of his cases anymore.

“But in exchange you have to be careful. And careful. And more careful. And you have to call me whenever you need my help. You know that there’s no partner like me, right?” Aw. He can’t say anything and takes her by the hand to walk out.

Young-ju finally wakes up in the hospital, and his assistant hilariously fawns about how this is so unlike him, to give up and off himself. Maybe it’s not so funny in the words, but it’s his over-the-top sincerity when we know he’s misinformed.

Young-ju insists that it’s not what he thinks, but his minion is too fraught to listen, which is kind of adorable. He checks his phone, and on it is a video message of the same footage that Yoon-sung was looking at earlier.

He recognizes the man as Chun Jae-man’s lackey right away, and has Chun tailed immediately. He tries to remember who saved him, and he flashes back to the man’s blurry profile… “Lee Yoon-sung.” EEEP!

He rushes out, only to find Yoon-sung standing in that very hospital lobby with Nana. He happened to stop to translate for a Thai man who couldn’t explain his symptoms, and Young-ju watches curiously.

His assistant remembers that the day Young-ju had gone to get Yoon-sung’s blood tested against the City Hunter’s, he had lost Yoon-sung’s tail because of Nana’s interference. Oh no… he’s closing in!

Young-ju gets back on the City Hunter case full force, rules be damned. He tells his assistant to look into Yoon-sung’s family—he’s already pieced together that he’s probably Mu-yeol and Kang-hee’s son (I love that he’s smart!), but lacks proof. He also knows that Jin-pyo is connected somehow, but doesn’t know why.

Lackey: “Is this because of your father?” Young-ju: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t.” He vows to chase the truth about the City Hunter and the October ’83 incident to the end. I’m so torn! I want him to succeed, but then, I don’t!

He returns to the hospital to see his father, and jumps at the sight of the President sitting by his Dad’s bedside. They go out for a drink (Dude! You’re at a pojangmacha! With the President!) and Young-ju expresses regret at not being able to stop the City Hunter or persuade his father to turn himself in.

The President sighs that turning yourself in is the hardest thing to do, and relates a story about stealing a friend’s lunchbox as a kid, and then not having the courage to confess even when the teacher had offered him an out.

President Choi: The more time passed, the more I couldn’t confess. That’s what it is to surrender. It’s the same for your father, and I’m no different. To lose your timing… what a frightening thing that really is.

It’s so interesting that he’s the only one of the Council of Five to be this self-aware and therefore so full of guilt… and yet that doesn’t make him any less responsible. It’s almost worse that he knows what’s right, and hasn’t the courage to face it. The others can be called immoral or delusional or lacking conscience, but he is none of those things… making him simply a coward.

Young-ju comes home to find Sae-hee there, setting out dinner for him. Aw, she’s worried about him. She clearly feels awkward about being there, but says she just came in since the lock code was still the same.

She says he looks lonely, and he sighs, “I feel like an island.” Crush my heart, why don’t you? Sae-hee is concerned to hear him talk that way, since it’s so out of character, and adds that she’s worried about his father but didn’t want to upset him by visiting since he never liked her.

Young-ju: “I messed up everything with Dad. And you and me.” She takes his hand, “Be strong, Kim Young-ju. An island doesn’t suit you. You’re a bridge. A bridge between people.”

That gets him to smile and she tells him that she’s always wanted to be his strength, even though he used to pour all of that back onto his work, leaving her peeved. Aw. It’s sweet that they can at least be friends now, despite their marriage failing. And I’m sure it means a great deal to her, to have him admit that maybe he’s the one who took her for granted in the past.

Ajusshi asks Yoon-sung if he really needs to carry out his revenge. His perspective has changed after his trip to death’s door, and he wonders now if the three of them (with Nana) can’t run away from Jin-pyo and this life for good.

Nana turns to Yoon-sung expectantly, but he shuts down the idea right away. “If I don’t finish this, I’ll never be able to live like a normal person.” Turns out you’re not that different from Daddy yourself.

Did you ever think that maybe doing this is what makes it impossible to ever live normally? It’s sweet that you think seeing this through means you can walk away cleanly, but though Jin-pyo’s perspective is darker, it’s probably more realistic, truth be told.

He stalks off and contemplates the ring again. He says to himself: “When I finish all this. If I’m still alive then…” What? IF? No IF! Goddamn that ring! I wasn’t scared until that ring came along. Now it just makes me nervous!

Nana brings him tea and tells him to be strong. “No matter what you do, I trust you and I’m cheering you on. You know I like you, right?” He laughs, “How can you just say that you like someone so easily?” She thinks there’s no reason to hide her feelings, since he already knows. It’s great that the guy who can’t say how he feels on pain of death gets told all the time how much he’s liked, and that it embarrasses him to no end.

Young-ju listens again to his recording, with references to “Mission: Clean Sweep,” and wonders, “Lee Yoon-sung, what kind of person are you?”

At the Blue House, Nana and her co-workers chat about the City Hunter over coffee, and everyone shares their opinions on the mysterious figure. Ki-joon thinks that he’s a hero like Hong Gil-dong, while Eun-ah thinks he’s shady.

Nana’s boss thinks the City Hunter is on the side of good, and when they wonder if Chun Jae-man’s statement about the City Hunter being a menace to society is right, Nana blurts out that she doesn’t trust Chun. She quickly adds that it’s because he did nothing when his own lab workers got sick from exposure to chemicals.

Da-hae shows Nana and Eun-ah her collection of Yoon-sung stalker photos, which is impressively large. Eun-ah sighs for poor far-gone Da-hae with her pipedream crush… because she’s under the impression that Yoon-sung likes HER. Ha. You might want to save some of that pity for yourself.

She finds one where she accidentally caught Nana in the shot, the two of them laughing together, and gives it to Nana.

Yoon-sung trails Chun Jae-man and does research on his minion Creeps McGee, also known as Suk Doo-shik. In the middle of his stakeout, Yoon-sung gets a text from his credit card company for another purchase on the home shopping network for 149,000 won. He shouts, “Aaaaaiiiieee this ajusshi!” Hee.

Chun goes to see that kid Yoon-shik’s mom, in an attempt to strongarm her out of her lawsuit against the company. Haewon is refusing to acknowledge that they’re making their employees sick with hazardous chemicals, while the employees are rallying together in an effort to bring everything to light. So basically, Chun Jae-man is the devil.

He then offers her a bribe—money, college tuition for her son, and even a job in his company for him when he gets out of school. All she has to do in return is sign a little bitty document stating that her illness is wholly unrelated to her work at Haewon. He gives her a day to think about it, adding that if she doesn’t sign, she’ll have to leave the hospital. Wow. Just wow.

His secretary comes by to give him a list of the factory’s chemicals used, as requested by the employees for their civil suit. He freaks out that they can’t get their hands on this, and rips it up in an angry panic. He tosses it in the trash can beside him.

Okay, it’s way too convenient that he throws such incriminating evidence in the trash, but I suppose Yoon-sung could use a break.

At the same time, the little kid Yoon-shik finds another coin and knocks into Chun in his excitement, losing the coin under his shoe. Chun calls him a beggar like his mother and tells Creepy to “get rid of it” like he’s a piece of garbage to move out of the way. Geez, let’s just give the guy a pitchfork and call it a day.

Yoon-sung comes home and tosses the paper scraps to Ajusshi, asking him to piece it together. I love that Ajusshi immediately turns off the TV when Yoon-sung comes home, so that he won’t be caught in the act of home shopping. At least he knows it’s an addiction?

Yoon-sung finds Nana in his office, and she happily presents their new framed picture. He reacts badly because he’s incapable of not being a feeling-repressing doofus, and pretends to be angry because the picture was taken without his permission.

She thinks he ought to just leave it on his desk anyway and starts getting interested in the Haewon case. He barks at her to stay out of it, accidentally knocking the picture to the ground. The glass shatters, and now there’s a giant rift between them in the photo. Wah.

She storms out angrily, wondering why he’s always so nasty about everything, and tells him that he can throw it away if he wants.

Once she’s gone he sighs and takes out the ring again. Dad’s words swim around in his head:

Jin-pyo:You put your life on the line every day – what can you protect with that? Loving, and protecting your love… do you really think it’ll go the way you want?

He finds that Nana didn’t even leave, and is instead helping Ajusshi piece together the document. She really does win the award for pluckiest girl ever. He leads her out by the hand.

Outside, he apologizes for being so rude and explains that he really hates being in pictures. She asks for the photo back, but he says he already threw it away. Lying liar. Why can’t you just tell her you’re going to sleep with it every night?

She picks up a gold twisty-tie lying on the ground, and puts it on her finger like a ring. She of course has no idea that putting a ring on her finger is all he’s been obsessing about lately, and flaunts it in his agitated face.

He gets a call from the hospital with good news: he’s a match for his mother and can give her the marrow transplant she needs. Yay!

Young-ju gets the report on Yoon-sung’s past, aka his cover past as John Lee. Apparently his parents are alive and well in Texas, though his school records indicate that he wasn’t exactly MIT material. They smell the fishy, but can’t quite catch it.

At the same time, a bunch of Thai immigrants are escorted in from a recent drug bust, and Young-ju notes it in passing but thinks nothing of it.

A nurse brings a cd player into Kyung-hee’s hospital room and offers that music will help lift her spirits. Kyung-hee sits up at the music, startled to hear a familiar old song, wondering how someone so young could know a song like that.

Oh, it’s Jin-pyo isn’t it? Gah, why are you simultaneously being sweet AND devious? It’s adorably sweet that he sends her a familiar song, and that it really does lift her spirits… but a) that stereo’s probably got a bug on it, and b) he’s now got info on her condition and the fact that Yoon-sung is preparing to give her a transplant. This can only end in tears.

Nana comes to visit Mom and makes her feel better about all the things she can do with Yoon-sung once she’s better. Mom peers at Nana’s hands and asks, “Did Yoon-sung not give you a ring?”

What? Moooooooooom! WHY would you say that? If her fingers are naked, then he clearly didn’t give it to her! GAH. I know you’re facing death, but are you trying to take romance with you?!

Nana comes in to tell Yoon-sung (who is upset about the lack of style in his hospital clothes, heh) that she asked the doctors for a favor and got permission for him to sleep in his mom’s room that night. Aw. He doesn’t do his usual garbled hate-as-love thing, and just sincerely thanks her.

She starts to ask something and then says nevermind… as she clenches her ringless hand. God, I KNEW that ring was trouble. Why Drama, why?

That night he gets to sleep in Mom’s room (so sweet) as she holds his hand and talks about all the things she wants to do with him. He tells her that all he wants is for her to be healthy and happy.

Mom: “I’m already happy.” OH GOD, she’s gonna die, isn’t she?

She sings him to sleep with a song that his father used to sing all the time – it’s the same song that Jin-pyo sent to her earlier. Aw, that breaks my heart for Jin-pyo too.

Young-ju doggedly follows the John Lee trail and confirms that it’s a stolen identity, since the real John Lee died in a car accident. He calls John’s parents to ask why they lied that their son was still alive, and she tells him that a man came from the Triangle and gave them money to buy their son’s identity.

That sparks an idea in Young-ju’s head and he bursts into an interrogation room, demanding to speak to the culprits of the drug bust.

Yoon-sung starts the transplant, and Nana brings him the pieced-together file that Chun threw away, along with research on the current strike at Haewon, and their difficulty in prosecuting Chun. She also found stories speculating on Haewon’s illegal disposal of hazardous chemicals.

He looks up at her, impressed. Nana: “Why? Since I did your work for you, do I suddenly look pretty in your eyes?” Yoon-sung: “Hey, didn’t I tell you? Look in the mirror! Have you already forgotten? You… Chicken Nana.” Nana: “What am I, an animal farm? Why am I always a bear or a chicken?” Keh. Why are they so cute?

Da-hae has taken on a part-time job at the coffee shop so she can buy her dad a birthday present, since “there are no rules that a President’s daughter can’t work a part-time job.” Aw, that makes me like her.

She’s almost given up on getting into college, deciding that she could be a barista because Yoon-sung likes coffee. Ha. Oh, honey, he only likes Nana’s coffee, and it’s not really about the coffee.

Eun-ah continues to think she’s dreaming the impossible dream because Yoon-sung is madly in love with her. Shik-joong shows up to visit Eun-ah and offers to buy her a coffee, and then pays with his credit card… which gets declined. HA.

He tries card after card after card, but Yoon-sung’s put a block on all of them, so he’s left totally on the spot in front of his crush. Ki-joon spots them and swoops in with his card, totally deflating Shik-joong.

He storms into Yoon-sung’s hospital room, blathering incessantly, “How could you? How could you?” He throws down his wallet in a huff and Yoon-sung yells, “I told you to quit home shopping!”

He insists that he was buying things for Nana, not himself, and Yoon-sung calls him out on making up excuses. He tells Ajusshi that he’ll be given a cash allowance from now on so that he can’t use his cards.

He blubbers back, stricken, “You… you… really… You’ve changed!” Hahaha. Yoon-sung laughs to himself, calling him a grade-schooler.

He goes straight home to pack his bags, still in utter denial about his problem. Yoon-sung calls, and how cute is it that his number is saved as: ♥ Yoon-sung ♥ ? He hrmphs and doesn’t answer.

Yoon-sung scoffs at the phone rejection and then Nana calls (Her number is saved as: Nana Bear. Awwwww). Nana: “Ajusshi is at my house, and there’s a problem… I think he ran away from home… he has bags.” Keh.

Yoon-sung flips out and heads over there. Meanwhile Ajusshi vents his side of the story to Nana, like an unappreciated wifey who’s left home to teach hubby a lesson. He insists that Yoon-sung has changed.

He wails to Nana, and then Yoon-sung shows up and tells him to get up and go home. But he refuses.

Ajusshi: You promised that you’d make me happy here and that I could do whatever I wanted, but all I ever do is get beaten up by strange men and pose as insurance salesmen for a con, and… I’m going back to the Triangle!
Yoon-sung: Go? Where do you think you’re going?! You know I can’t live without you!
Ajusshi: What do you mean you can’t live without me? You’re always nagging me! Like you can’t live without me.
Yoon-sung: I can’t live without you. I was wrong.
Ajusshi: I’m not doing any of this for me. I’m just trying to feed you and take care of you.
Yoon-sung: I know, I know. I was wrong. I’ll let you use your cards, okay?
Nana: Um… maybe you could have your marital spat at home…

HAHAHAHAHA. That’s what I was gonna say!

Yoon-sung basically dies of embarrassment and drags Ajusshi out of there. Hee. I love his relationship with Ajusshi So. Much.

Nana sends Ajusshi back home and comes to see Yoon-sung back at the hospital. He’s running a fever and doesn’t feel well, which makes him just weak enough to give in and lean on her a little, which I love. Please be sick all the time.

He pulls her down on the couch and leans on her shoulder, telling her not to move while he cools down his fever. Uh… that’s not how to cool down, or do you not know about hormones?

She tries to fill the awkwardness with chatter, asking about his life in the Triangle, and then he catches her making moon eyes at him.

Yoon-sung: “You just looked at me with sexy eyes, didn’t you?” She darts up, totally caught red-handed. Rawr!

He crosses his arms, all judgy, “If I think about it, you never lose an opportunity. Do you like me that much?” She laughs at the ego of it all, but bounces back in her Nana Bear way: “Yes, I do. This is why the person who confesses first always loses. Why don’t you tell me that you like me? Tell me now.”

I love so much that she’s so direct and spunky. He turns to her, serious all of a sudden. “‘I like you’… I can’t say those words to you. Don’t expect them.” Aw, just stab her with a blunt blade, why don’t you.

She covers up her heartbreak with a laugh saying that she was just joking, and that she’s got some pride. She asks him to fulfill one wish for her this winter instead and walks out.

She says aloud to herself: “That’s right, Kim Nana. It’s not like you didn’t know. Let’s not get hurt.” Sob.

Later, Yoon-sung gets dressed to go out as the City Hunter and looks in the mirror, “I have to live like this. So how can I tell you… that I like you?”

He infiltrates Haewon Labs and takes samples of the toxic chemicals. Without a moon suit? Are you crazy?! People are DYING because of their exposure to this crap, and you don’t even have a gas mask on? Okay, somebody get this guy a Q, stat.

The guards open up the chemical valves and try to gas him out, but he fights his way out and barely gets away… but the exposure weakens him severely.

He has to stop and get out on the side of the road, heaving and gasping for air. Nana calls with plans to spend New Year’s Eve together, but he can’t respond. She realizes that he isn’t answering and just hangs up, while I scream: Have you forgotten that he’s the City Hunter? He could be bleeding out in a ditch somewhere! Track his phone!

He sits like that in the street for a while, and then finally makes it home… where Young-ju is there waiting for him.

He notes that Yoon-sung looks tired, and he replies that he’s been clubbing all night. They’re used to this back and forth now, and keep up the smiling banter. Young-ju tells him that the City Hunter sent him a video of Chun’s man making the attempt on his life.

Young-ju: “I should be grateful, if he’s helping the man who’s chasing him.”

Yoon-sung tells him that if he ever meets the City Hunter, he’ll pass that along, and turns to walk away.

Young-ju smiles, just giddy to drop this bomb…

“You look tired. Get some rest… Puchai.”

Yoon-sung stops in his tracks to hear Young-ju call him by his Triangle nickname, the one his surrogate mother used to call him by.


I really love this cat-and-mousing between Yoon-sung and Young-ju. It’s escalating in a great way, and I’m so torn between wanting the prosecutor to succeed and wanting Yoon-sung to keep his cover from being blown.

I’m so curious to know how far Young-ju’s going to take this, and the awesomeness of the setup is that both men are in the right. It’s just a relative kind of right, and on two sides of the law, which keeps the stakes high.

What makes the ongoing battle between them so compelling is that they’re both so idealistic and so fiercely sure in their own code of honor that neither is ever going to back down from the other. If you know that Young-ju’s just going to cave and join the team or that Yoon-sung is going to play by the rules, it’s a moot game. But we know they’ll each fight to the death for what they believe in, putting them forever at odds. It’s the most compelling “relationship” (if you can even call it that) in the show, despite the fact that there’s no real movement beyond a stalemate.

I was ecstatic to have some down time for Yoon-sung with his personal relationships in this episode, despite the fact that he continues to be a Noble Idiot Extraordinaire by refusing to admit how much he loves Nana.

I could pretty much kill Mom for giving him that ring, let alone telling Nana about it (grar), because now it’s just going to hang there, in the balance, taunting us with its unfulfilled potential as a trinket o’ love.


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368 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Dalena

    yay! thanks for recapping!

  2. love 49

    i’ve been waiting for so long….thank you…off to read and then sleep^^

  3. Abbie

    thanks for the recap!

  4. Tottoro

    My F5 is in coma now. Thanks for recap, girlfriday!

  5. Ace

    LOL @ Yoon-sung and ajusshi! So married! Haha! Love CH! Thanks for the recaps!

  6. corn tea

    recap is here. thx!

  7. kangling

    I love the realtionship between YS and ajjushi. sweet and funny. and Ys better not get hurt. he’s on a schedulle to help his mom. Geezz. Can’t you wait till your mom surgery done? ARGH……

  8. Maymay

    Thank you for the recap!

  9. 78446

    SKKS meta-reference! as if City Hunter needs to be more awesome than it already is. pwahahahaha!

    • 9.1 CoH

      I LOLed at that too =D

    • 9.2 Maymay

      Wow, I almost miss that SKKS reference. Thank for pointing it out.

      Now I get why Nana say the name sound familiar. Haha Nana, that was your fake name in your past life.

  10. 10 Caroline

    Great episode…for the fifteenth time.
    Can’t wait for tomorrow.
    And thanks for the recap!

  11. 11 Fall

    no bromance…ugh

    • 11.1 ahjummabunny

      what do you mean? they’re using nicknames!

      • 11.1.1 malta

        ahahahaha! 😀 so true!

    • 11.2 Maymay

      How can there be bromance if YJ will not stop his hunt for CH/YS?

  12. 12 nonski

    WOW! thanks for doing this recap!

  13. 13 zoey0881

    yey! it’s here! thanks girlfriday for the recap 😀

  14. 14 malaysian noona

    dear gf,
    loveliness. this is what i ve been waiting all morning.

  15. 15 L

    Please be sick all the time.

    NOOOOOO what if he’s really sick D: Please don’t…. d….. omg WHY THE BROKEN PHOTO WHY

    YS’s relationship with ajusshi is so so adorable ;o;

    • 15.1 jyyjc

      I was thinking……
      Remember when yoonsung’s mom asked the doctor if her leukemia was hereditary? Maybe this exposing to the toxics is what’s gonna give him leukemia? I mean it may not come from her but it was sort of like a foreshadowing thing..?O_O

      • 15.1.1 smashingalou

        @jyyjc, oh no, that’s what I have in mind as well. *tsk, tsk*

        CH writers are really doing a great job with these details but no matter how, please let it not be like that…You guys are good, you can find some loops out of this chemical YS inhaled…

    • 15.2 tuqaz

      YS has always been sick. He’s been sick since he got Nana’s photo… lovesick I mean :)

      • 15.2.1 Maymay

        Haha tuqaz, so true!!!

      • 15.2.2 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz!! HAHAHA!!! you are sooooo right!!! lovesick indeed!!! 😉

  16. 16 EJ


  17. 17 Quinn Lee

    I saw a hobo looking like Shik-Joong. Pretty cool, aye?

    • 17.1 Maymay

      Really? That’s cool.

      I think I spot YS’s blue car the other day. I really miss that blue car. I notice YS stop changing car now. I really want to see all his collection of cars.

  18. 18 stars4u

    I love how Nana is openly declaring how he feels for Yoon-sung and though she knows that he feels the same but there’s difference when he comes out and declare it for himself…

    I love the bickering between Yoon-sung and Ahjusshi!!! They fight like a couple and I laughed when Nana practically stole the words from my mouth!!!!

    Why can’t Young-ju and Yoon-sung just work together and give us some bromance…

    • 18.1 stars4u

      I was thinking so hard why Kim Yoon Shik sounded so familiar!!! SKKS flashback…

      • 18.1.1 bananamilk

        HAHA! omg.. thank you cuz i was like that is SO familiar but where from?!?!

      • 18.1.2 CThajarN

        I had a feeling that it was so similar, but totally forgot about SKKS until you said it.

      • 18.1.3 lizq

        omg you’re right! SKKS haha

      • 18.1.4 Linda165

        Yes, you are right! It was clearly a SKKS reference.

    • 18.2 QuaTrang

      NOOOOO…. I don’t like that work with each other!!! I would love them to “chase” each other (not to kill each other), try to reach the same goal different (rightous) ways, each has a upper hand from time to time… That’s will bring endless bromance and enjoyment!!!

      And YS-Ajussi couple, how cute they are 😀

      • 18.2.1 Maymay

        I agree with you QuaTrang. Even though I would also love for some bromance, I think it is more exciting watching YS trying to outsmart YJ and YJ trying so hard to catch YS/CH. The cat-and-mouse is quite fun.

        • Maymay

          Oops! I mean the cat-and-mouse game is quite fun.

          Sorry, was typing too fast.

    • 18.3 Maymay

      I also love how honest Nana is with her feelings. She is such a brave girl and face up to the truth even in the face of rejection. I really admire this quality in her character because if it was me, I would not be able to do it.

      I also feel that Nana is the only character in the drama that is open and honest about herself. Everyone else seems to have some secrets or hidden agendas they are hiding from each other.

      I guess that’s why I love the Nana character so much right now.

  19. 19 estel

    I love this drama. And I love your recaps. Thanks, girlfriday!

  20. 20 Rong Er

    I love the show:) Thanks for the recap!

  21. 21 mim

    OMG this show is so good!
    I even got my husband to watch and normally he refuses. I’ve been refreshing all day for this and You’ve Fallen For Me. There’s a wealth of riches on Wednesdays and Thursdays. :)

    • 21.1 Princess61

      Me too! Hubby is watching it with me (he also watched 49 Days too). We also watched the first episode of Myeung Wol The Spy and he enjoyed it too. I agree…so many good dramas out this season!

    • 21.2 tuqaz

      Hubby CLAIMS to be the City Hunter! He’s got this cyst (that needs to be removed) on his back and he claims that’s his “City Hunter bullet”. I told him he needs to take it out himself for him to be the City Hunter. He’ll probably faint when he sees blood. 😀

      We’re watching it on Mondays and Tuesdays here and only up to episode 4. I’m going to get him to watch Myeung Wl the Spy too! :)

      • 21.2.1 Little Lulu

        You’re hubby is soooo funny! But, I’m really jealous, I wish I can have a city Hunter hubby, too! *Oh deym, I don’t even have a boyfriend* Just wishful thinking.

      • 21.2.2 Maymay

        OMG tuqaz, your husband is so funny. You are so lucky to have your own City Hunter husband. So jealous!!! Bet Nana will be jealous of you too if YS keeps on rejecting her like this.

      • 21.2.3 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz!! your hubby is so adorable!! just like you!! 😉


  22. 22 79%

    Arrrgh! This drama is going to be the death of me! I love all the relationships that LYS has. OMG, Lee Min Ho! You’ve now got a fan for life.

    Thanks for the great recap! I love this drama to pieces.

    • 22.1 Maymay

      This drama is definitely not for the faint of heart. The Show could take you to the edge of happiness and drove you to the depth of despair within a short time.

      My relationship with this Show is not healthy at all.

  23. 23 Han

    thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

  24. 24 anna

    That damn ring, now I keep imagining in my head him holding onto that ring while bleeding to death while NN holds him for her dear life, him saying something like, I’ve always wanted to give this to you. :(

    • 24.1 Maymay

      No…I rather he keeps that ring to the end and propose to her when everything is over.

    • 24.2 lovekdramafan

      The cracked photo bothers me more than the ring. Hope the ending scene it’s not with NaNa dying as a shield of the President and Yoon-sung due to illness caused by the gas while trying to put the ring on her finger on the last day of the year. I prefer an ending similar to Mr. & Ms. Smith – together fighting the whole world.

      If this drama will have a sorrow ending I’ll quite to watch the kdramas because I’ve got enough of stereotypes.

      • 24.2.1 L7

        The cracked photo frame bothers me a lot, too! It’s usually an indication that something is going to go seriously wrong later… NOOOOOOOOO!!!

  25. 25 lala

    Nana is such a lovesick puppy…..where did her strength go?

    • 25.1 Maymay

      What do you mean? Her strength is still there I think. She is just staying by his side to support him in any ways she can. She is giving him emotional support for his mother situation. She agree to quit helping with his City Hunter case when he asks her to. She even offers her help if he needs it. I think the girl is being a very supportive girlfriend.

      What are you expecting her to do? Judo-kick his butt into liking her?

  26. 26 Jomo

    Thank you for the recap and the sense you have made of this episode…especially the huge significance of the last word, WOW!

    We learned something today:
    In the range of hats LMH wears, blue surgical shower cappy things score a very low 0 out of 5.
    Black baseball caps with studs, framing beautiful and big brown eyes… holy holy holy Lee Min Holy, score a breathtaking 15 out of 5.

    Just when I think I have mentioned “Geez that dude is hot!” too many times for my walls to hear…OUT it pops with the force of a 1000 sharp intakes of breath.

    • 26.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      @Jomo 😉

      your words almost me die laughing!!! HAHAHAHA!! 😉

      thank you for sharing the ultra-fun aspects of CH!! 😉

      • 26.1.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        ooops, a typo : your words almost MADE me die laughing

    • 26.2 tuqaz

      Now, if it were a surgical cap… Lee Min Ho as Dr. McDreamy-McSteamy-McDrooly-McGaspy-McFaintyMe! 😀

      • 26.2.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        LOL!!! HAHAHA!!! tuqaz!!! you really outdid yourself with :

        “Lee Min Ho as Dr. McDreamy-McSteamy-McDrooly-McGaspy-McFaintyMe!”


      • 26.2.2 Jomo

        Oh yeah, that would be a totally different Lee Min Holy Scalpel.

        • Little Lulu


      • 26.2.3 Maymay

        Oh great, now you guys have me dreaming of Lee Min Ho as Dr. McDreamy. If Lee Min Ho is a doctor, I am willing to be a hypochondriac just to see him everyday.

    • 26.3 Celexa

      Jomo… I’ve gone beyond sqeeing on LMH hotness. Now whenever he appears on screen… I just clutch my heart in pain (cause he doesn’t know I exist). T.T

      My Hat Range
      ANY black cap – 15 out of 5
      Black cap with SUNGLASSES – 25 out of 5 for the mysterious sexy look
      Hospital cap – 5 out of 5 because nothing makes LMH look bad… plus he did it for his mommy… that makes him sexy in my eyes!

      Back to my dreams of love… or is is lust… for Lee Min Ho

    • 26.4 Maymay

      Lee Min Ho does look really good with that cap on. Now I have the urge to go buy some black baseball caps with studs. Must resist!!!!!
      Oh what the hell, baseball caps are not expensive, I’ll go buy some tonight.

  27. 27 dany

    This episode was great, I loved that scene when he slept with his mum before surgery.

    • 27.1 dany

      And I forgot to mention that scene when the bald guy left home. so amusing!. Thanks for the recap!

    • 27.2 Maymay

      That scene was really sweet. Reminded me of how my sister slept with my mom on her last night at home before her wedding.

      But it also scares me because it seems all this happy times with his mother will be his last with her.

  28. 28 YerVang

    Thanks for the recap.

  29. 29 dls

    I love Ajusshi and Yoon-sung here… the marital spat that are so common in dramas, is so hilarious between them.

    And, I’m quite impressed that in each episode, Young-ju catch up on things quite fast…

    • 29.1 malta

      I love that Young ju catches on to things quickly too, but he has this bad habit of immediately letting whomever he’s trailing know he’s got some dirt on them! Just because you know Yoon sung use to live in Thailand doesn’t mean you have to immediately announce it to him Prosecutor Young ju!

      • 29.1.1 Maymay

        So true, but I think he also like to show off a bit.

  30. 30 ck1Oz

    Thank you for the recap.
    I was so happy watching it this morning even without subs.
    YS is so sweet really he is.I am not even talking about LMH’s looks.YS and NN are adorable together.

    Oh and I loved ajusshi whining to NN and then YS coming in like a bad son and saying I love you and you’re correct.Oh he is such a sweet boy.

    • 30.1 ck1Oz

      Oh and GirlFriday-the drama must be getting to you :-)

      I’ve never seen you go one way then flip all the back to optimism and love.Wow.You must really love City Hunter.

      I kept expecting a disaster to happen because you were so antsy.

  31. 31 bananamilk

    Watching Yoon-sung and Ahjusshi’s little quarrel just made my day. HAH! Funniest thing ever!
    But on the serious note… I can’t believe Young-ju got all that info in one episode!! He is smart! But if he knows about what his father did in ’83… sigh, I feel like his is going to feel more like an island! *cries…
    Thanks GF!!

  32. 32 Abbie

    Good Lord! I love this drama. it just keeps getting better and better and better and better, and so on and so forth.

    EEK! Is he caught? Or will he just play ignorant? Or does Young-ju have proof?! Yeesh. This drama is making my heart rate race.

    I do feel sorry for President Choi, though. I feel that he can come clean about everything, in the end, but he will probably go to jail, as well. What I don’t get, is why Jin-pyo or Yoon-sung don’t go to the media, or the Prosecutor’s office with the facts of what happened 28 years ago. But if they did, what would happen? Anyway, we wouldn’t have a story.

    I hope Mom gets better. Will Jin-pyo kill her?

    I seriously have so many questions. Come on next episode!

    • 32.1 Maymay

      I don’t think they could go to the media or the law because they have no proof of what happened in 1983. Remember it was a black ops mission and the Five targets has long since destroyed anything related to it. They even wiped out all of the 20 men identities from any official records. Besides, JP just want to kill them, it is YS who is trying to expose them for what they did to the public. YS method is definitely harder to carry out.

  33. 33 sandra

    you wont have to kill mom though, cuz to be honest, she probably will die anyways D:

    **sight** this drama… is killing me … so good

  34. 34 imoan.naomi

    Let me just say that you had my nerves on edge with all your “she’s gonna die” “he’s gonna die” “oh no, not a ring” prophecies. I read the entire recap expecting someone to croak this episode.

    • 34.1 Maymay

      I don’t know, girlfriday might be right. Someone will die by the end of this Show.

  35. 35 Noelle

    NOOOOOO! Damn you smart prosecutor! Why can’t you have a bromance of the ages with him? Pretty please.

    • 35.1 malta

      Honestly I still don’t get the prosecutor. He seems way more concerned about the City Hunter than all his other giant corruption cases put together. Even the 1983 Nampo waters incident isn’t putting him in a frenzy. I know now that the city hunter hurt his dad Young ju has a more apparent reason to be so obsessed with the city hunter, but I still think he’s is going about it the wrong way.

      I mean lets be honest, Young ju basically knows Yoon sung is the city hunter, even if he can’t prove it to others 100%, so concentrate on figuring out why he’s going around after all these politicians already!!!

      • 35.1.1 Senris

        I think he sees City Hunter as his lead to finding out what happened in Nampo in ’83… Plus, y’know, this guy is dropping criminals in his lap! Wouldn’t you want to know who and why?

  36. 36 rumba lumba

    honestly, there are some “inconsistencies” with this damn drama.

    like, whatever happened to Nana’s father, who is in a vegetative state? does Nana even visit him? it seems like she’s forgotten about him and just want to care for the Shitty/City Hunter.

    also, that Sae Hee girl (the veterinarian) just popped out of nowhere after disappearing for a couple of episodes. rofl.

    i was actually hoping that there’s going to be a final showdown between the Shitty Hunter and the sniper that killed his dad+comrades.

    • 36.1 Shel

      Yeah, I was wondering about NaNa’s father, too. And, the vet, what’d she get, like 90 secs of airtime this week? I hope they’ll develop her and her ex’s storyline a little bit more. He’s basically a good guy, he deserves someone.

      I’m looking forward to more action scenes, but I don’t think a show-down with the sniper is realistic…he was just following orders. They never mention who he is or anything, I don’t think it matters. A showdown between him and his “dad” would be interesting, or him and the President…..

      And your “Shitty Hunter” comment made me snort my diet coke. Shame on you. :0)

      • 36.1.1 rumba lumba

        nah. my guess is that Yoon Sung’s father will die at the end, trying to save Yoon Sung. you heard it from me first. his father is not a bad guy, and he loves Yoon Sung. he even cares for Yoon Sung’s mother. if he did not, he wouldve killed Yoon Sung the first time YS rebelled against him.

        also, this drama is becoming more of a love story. i hate it. just get on with the action and forget Nana. geezus christ. the whole episode is figuring out whether or not they’ll do sometihng romantic. seriously, it’s just…ughh..very tiring and cringe-worthy.

        • malta

          I wouldn’t be surprised if Jin pyo died while saving Yoon sung at the end of the show, but let’s not get it twisted- Jin pyo is a BAD man, even if he does love Yoon sung. Jin pyo kidnapped Yoon sung, lied to his Yoon sungs Mom about her son being dead and killed that politician and 2 innocent cops…

          I would actually like to see some more character development for Jin pyo. He’s seeming too much like a revenge robot these days. I can’t help, but feel like Jin pyo would be affected by seeing Yoon sung building a family for himself. I mean would Jin pyo maybe have some doubt in himself and his claim that he and Jin pyo can’t love or have a normal life? Could Jin pyo feel some jealousy towards Yoon sung for all the people he now has in his life that care for him?…some development please!

      • 36.1.2 melonhead

        I’ve missed Sae hee. She could totally be another girlfriday, ooh, maybe even to Youngju! That would be too awesome for words. But I suppose she’s already helped Yoon sung so she can’t jump ship :( *sigh.

        And I suppose in answer to all the logic questions, it’s an action drama. That means we can turn part of our brains down. If not, we could ask a million and one questions (esp about Yoon sung’s seeming disregard for caution at all recently.) Turn the real-life-logic radar down a bit and enjoy the drama in peace :) Cos City Hunter is awesome 😀

        • malta

          Sae hee is an untapped goldmine of a character! I like her a lot and I wish she was a bigger part of the show. I know Nana is it for Yoon sung, but I think Sae hee brings a kind of calmness to Yoon sung and his super chaotic world, especially in the early episodes. Sae hee does the same for the prosecutor too. She is always so calm.

          • newbie

            i wished sae hee had a better part. the only real place she had in the story was to dress up YS’s wounds. and she was too good a character and had such good chemistry with LMH to have gone wasted like that.!

          • @.@

            i agree wth you. she had such potential. she was the first “outsider” (as in, not ahjussi, jin pyo, or jin pyo’s lackey) to know of yoon sung’s true identity, but they have done nothing with it so far. that said, i heard city hunter will be 20 episodes long, so there’s time for her to make a stronger mark.

    • 36.2 Hommu

      been thinking if Nana’s father somehow got involved in the ’83 incident, be it the sniper or the bomber back there

    • 36.3 anais

      Ha! All throughout the hospital scenes, I kept waiting for Nana to remember that she has a father who’s also sick. It’s as if she’s forgotten entirely about the first man in her life, now that she has a man in her life.

      I can only laugh.

      As for Sae Hee, I really liked the dynamic between her and YS, much more than the cutesy one between YS and Nana. While those who like YS/Nana pairing abound, I think the Show played it safe by playing down any potential interest in making a YS/Sae Hee pairing viable or intriguing. They had such an adult dynamic between them. So sexy. Tear-off clothing carnality, which I would have found more befitting an action thriller, but again this show is clearly trying to cross genres.

      But yeah, overall, I’m with you. I would have liked less cutesy, more action. But I’ll take whatever little action I can get.

      • 36.3.1 Celexa

        I agree anais… a pairing with Sae Hee would have taken this show to whole other level!

        LMH can certainly be paired off with older actresses and he seems to have better chemistry with older actresses.

        OMG…. can you imagine Eun Hye and Min Ho in a kissing scene?!

        *heart stop jumping around inside there*

      • 36.3.2 malta

        Agree 100%. Yoon sung’s relationship with Nana is way cute, but his relationship with Sae Hee would have been soooo intriguing and much more mature. For one, from the beginning he would not have had to lie about his identity as the City Hunter….Gahh, but that’s not this show.

        …His relationship with Nana could be more interesting too if they kept Nana a badass bodyguard as opposed to the confusing cutesy bodyguard she is now.

        Ahhh!! The possibilities for this show!

  37. 37 Daniela

    I love Ajusshi. Always have. Always will…except if he does something incredibly stupid in the end, but I highly doubt it.
    I felt that this episode was calm, but in the good way of calm. Besides, they always take an episode to tell us why the target deserves to be punished before the Operation:Take Down.
    I can let go the Noble idiocy of Yoon-sung because he has reasons to be concern and she could die, but that doesnt mean that I hate that he hasn’t said “I like you too”. I hope that the ring doesnt mean that mom is going to die and that is going to be her only legacy…please Drama. You haven’t kill others that deserve death, mom needs to live.
    Oh, Young-ju. Its great that he is so good as a persecutor (ok, some coincidences helped) but im still hoping that this two could find a common ground, and now that Young-ju’s dad is still alive, that common thing could be the October ’83 incident. That won’t make them friends and in the yes of Young-ju maybe that wouldn’t justify Yoon-sung for be City hunter, but my inner irrational fan wants that. I can dream.

    Thank you for the recap!

  38. 38 koreandramalover/kdl

    Girlfriday, i am sure i don’t need to express how awesome this recap of yours is, especially considering its up probably even swifter than JB’s recap of ep 14 but i just can’t help it…

    WOW!!! WOW!!! JUST…WOW!!! *faints from lack of oxygen*

    Huh…oh…what happened?
    *revived by a kind soul next to me*

    yet again, your recaps are a-laugh-a-minute-at-the-right-places and heart-and soul-breaking-CRUSHINGLY-sad-at-the-right-places-too…

    i am amazed my head hasn’t jumped out of my shoulders and rolling off to Timbuktu by now considering the amount of laughing-my-head-off-moments i have had reading very single one of your and JB’s superlative recaps… hehe…

    more on my breakdown of how awesome your every emotional/intellectual response/insight in this recap later…

    for now, once again, a heartfelt thank you from a silly, zany totally-in-love-with-CH-and-LMH ajumma for your priceless morsels of joy, laughter and heartbreaking honesty that never fail to make my day..and night… 😉

    always your grateful visitor to DB… 😉

    • 38.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      ooopsss, a typo : “reading EVERY single one of your and JB’s superlative recaps”

  39. 39 Raine

    I feel real UNEASY about that cracked picture frame x_x please don’t let it be a foreshadowing of the end please please please drama god

  40. 40 CrazyNoz

    Yeah! I can go to bed now! Been refresing and tormenting the F5 tab for a while lol Why no bromance,show? And, that ring…argggg is killing me!

    • 40.1 Maymay

      I don’t know, the ring does not scare as much as that broken picture frame. To me the ring could be a sign of hope for the future, he could give it to her when everything is over. Now that broken picture frame, no matter how much I try to be positive about it, it just continues to be such a bad omen in my mind.

  41. 41 Ani

    *chants* Don’t have a tragic ending. Don’t have a tragic ending. PLEAAAAAASE don’t have a tragic ending.

  42. 42 koreandramalover

    totally off point…but…hmmm…Javabeans, i just noticed that at the end of this recap, after the words :

    “Related posts”

    these are the words following them :

    “City Hunter : Episode 144″

    Hehe…Episode 14 became Episode 144… 😉

    Maybe…it was your subconscious WILLING your mind for there to BE an Episode 144, perchance?? 😉

    • 42.1 tuqaz

      I don’t think I want it to go on that long. It’s like reading a good book… you just want to get to the end, but you’re not reading fast enough. To me CH is like that. I want to know the ending now, but I have to wait. Wouldn’t mind a few seasons though. 😉

      • 42.1.1 smashingalou

        @kaye…I noticed that too… :)

        JB is just probably tired…

        I’d be willing to make you a CANTATA coffee, JB for you to be energized. Your energy is much needed for the future CH recaps… :)

      • 42.1.2 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz 😉

        i agree with you – i wouldn’t want CH to lose the novelty appeal and if its made into a series, the writers and PDs have to have substantial material to sustain that…which from many Kdramas that ive watched with so many episodes, is not easy to do for most K-drmaa PDs and writers…

  43. 43 jjjjj

    Ohh. I thought that maybe the whole “Kim Yoon-shik” sounds familiar was a reference to her Sungkyunkwan Scandal name. 😛

  44. 44 LMF

    Oh I LOVE YS and Ajusshi!!! Moments like these are my only salvation to help me survive the depressing gloom of the recent episodes.
    No I don’t want YS to be sick ALL THE TIME!!! He’s been sick like almost every episode since 8? I am beginning to wonder if I’ll ever see the return of the formidable City Hunter whom we saw in the earlier episodes. How come YJ is getting stronger and stronger while YS is seen scrambling to his feet on every task he took? The writer’s been developing his growing struggle and resignation to his fate way too long. Sign, I hardly see his smiles anymore, and that really really pains me…

    Thanks GF for the recaps!

    • 44.1 LMF

      Oh and Sae Hee!!! I miss you! You finally appeared… for 2 mintues.

      • 44.1.1 melonhead

        hahaha I thought exactly the same thing. I want moar of her! She could be such a potential aide of awesomeness if they just gave her the chance! *writhes with the unfulfilled potential

        Plus on a totally shallow level, she and Young ju look really hot together. Just saying 😉 And how much do I love the mirroring of the KFC dinners with the poor busy men and their women (plus ahjussi…but he passes as Yoon sung’s wife….rofl)

  45. 45 Celexa

    I can’t thank you enough for recapping City Hunter so quickly! Your fans adore you for all the work you do! Thanks Again!

  46. 46 Lovelovelove

    Is it weird that when Cheon Jae Man told his guy to “get rid of” the kid, I was thinking, “Oh no! Don’t kill the little boy!!” …?

    haha..I’m getting wayy too overly worried about all the good characters on the show. These bad guys are just getting worse..Yoon Sung needs a break, definitely. So many opponents to tackle at a time!!

    I actually got a little annoyed at Ahjussi for making Yoon Sung rush out of the hospital like that, especially when he needed time to rest. Haha. But their relationship is really cute. :)

    Anyways, can’t wait for more Yoon Sung vs. Young Ju!!

    • 46.1 malta

      I thought the same thing!!!! That heartless man is evil enough to kill a kid. I believe it.

  47. 47 lizq

    I hate to say this but…this episode was all over the place.

    The pace slacked so much, and even the comical scenes could have been much tighter. Guess this is one of those filler eps, which is a pity in such an awesome drama.

    • 47.1 bjharm

      agreed, though the two guys wifey bit was very funny!
      But that said the off and on again romance thing is starting to drag a bit, do or don’t already its getting old.
      The evil dad..I do not mind they keep showing you peeks of him being human..ie looking in on Yoon Sung mother, of course he had/has a crush on her. Perhaps that is how they end it..him getting killed and taking the blame for being the City Hunter, thus allowing his ‘son’ to live his normal life

  48. 48 CHdiehardfan

    Thanks for the recap, Girlfriday! ^_^
    *looking forward to ep 16 recap* 😀

  49. 49 jyyjc

    the marital spat between ys and ahjussi was my favourite scene in this entire episode.

  50. 50 Little Lulu

    GUYS!!!!!! I dont thing if it has been posted here already. But I just passed by SOOMPI and got some really MEATY and BIG news! So, tell me, is this what we’ve been waiting for? Crapp CH season 2 or CH the movie! It’s LMH in HOLLYWOOD baby! KAJA!


    • 50.1 Little Lulu

      To my excitement, I’m deeply sorry for the typos..



      And I would just like to quote the article.

      “Mr. Chang praised Lee Min Ho, saying he looked even better in person. ”

      This is BAD. Even a famous producer can say that? What about us? Can we say more?

      “City Hunter” acheived its highest rating yet with 19.9% (ABG Nielsen) for last night’s episode.”

      It’s almost near! Almost 20 % last night! Yes! Go for 20! Go for GOLD!!!!

    • 50.2 bjharm

      I read this and suddenly thought “Greatest Love” lol and that guys obsession with Hollywood.
      Still he has the right look still Asian but western enough not to upset the USA viewer, but then again he could have gone there to meet Park Min Young as he talked to her also..lol

    • 50.3 koreandramalover/kdl

      @Little Lulu dearie 😉

      thank you so much for posting this fabulous news!! 😉

      though going to Hollywood may be good for his career, but i can’t help but feel rather worried for LMH because even non-Asians, even Americans find Hollywood a dog-eat-dog-world, cut-throat-world, an environment where many of the people in the industry themselves do not like to be in, and do not live there to bring up their children or set up family, but they have no choice but to be there because of their careers…

      in short, its not an environment where a person can grow into healthy (in every way that matters), stable and genuinely-happy individual…

      so im worried for how it will affect LMH who is a shy, soft-spoken and humble person who is very close to his family and best friends Jung Il-woo and Kim Bum…

      but i wish him only the best…

      • 50.3.1 malta

        I could definitely see LMH as a cross over star. But the world of Korean dramas/entertainment seems pretty dog eat dog too. From their rigorous schedules to the hyper management of their personal lives. Plus the number of suicides in the entertainment industry…Depressing. But LMH is pretty awesome so I find it difficult to think he would get caught up in all that Hollywood ridiculousness… And other Korean actors who’ve gone international have done well too.

    • 50.4 Celexa

      Just as I predicted…. it didn’t take long for Hollywood to come a calling! Wooo Hooo!

    • 50.5 dany

      I am not very happy about that, I immediately remembered Rain’s “Ninja Assassin” where the poor guy had – I don’t know… 10 lines?! i suppose he can do it for the money but I don’t think it is worth it.

      • 50.5.1 olsen

        but, he was hot in that m0vie! :)

    • 50.6 Birdie

      Great that LMH is getting attention . He is Potential Hollywood material, but it would be better if he hones his acting skills further in a few movies first. Going to Hollywood more prepared will improve chances of success.

  51. 51 Shel

    So….after I watched this, I was looking at hancinema.net for my KDrama news, and they had a “spoiler” article saying that YS proposed to NN at the end of the episode. I’m like…”what!!!!!???? how the heck did I miss that???” So, I went back and watched the end again….nada! So I read the spoiler article again…the rest of it sounds like this episode and 16 hasn’t aired yet. What do you suppose is up with that??

    • 51.1 Shel

      Ok, I just watched the preview for 16….I think whoever wrote the hancinema article was watching the ep 16 previews when they wrote that. Whatever….

      I LOVE reading your recaps….there’s always something that I didn’t catch that you did, it helps. I wish I understood Korean better, I have to wait for the subtitles and I don’t think they catch all the little things. Not to mention your recaps always make me giggle. :0)

    • 51.2 Raine

      There’s a preview for episode 16 at the end of episode 15 😛 (omg how long has it been since we last got a preview eh??) YS proposed to Nana in that preview~

      • 51.2.1 dany

        Did he propose or did he say he likes her? The translation I had was not very good.

        • Cathyrrn

          He said he liked her. Which is almost as good as him proposing. But it’s only episode 16… :S

  52. 52 tia

    oouuhhhh,,, I LOVE City Hunter recaps!! Thanks SO MUCH grilfriday & javabeans!

  53. 53 Birdie

    Thank you for the recaps, GF. Aargh.. out come the dreaded heirloom ring-we are in familiar kdrama territory. You are right about it going to taunt us as has happened many times in kdramaland.

  54. 54 Thatgirl

    Puchai, my understanding of it, means Young Boy…. Isn’t it kinda sad… They might as well called him strange. Its like he didn’t have a real family, or real parents so he wasn’t given a proper name…..

    And… What were those Thai drug dealers doing in Korea? Their boss (Jinpyo) specifically said, NO DRUGS IN KOREA!!! Didn’t he even kill a man because of it? You guy are lucky you’re going to Jail, I wouldn’t want to run into Jinpyo if I were you.

    Argh!!!! I don’t like it one bit. I’m ok with Yoon Sung’s City Hunter identity being exposed but why does his whole life need to be found out?! And, how did Young Ju know about John Lee? Is it because Yoon Sung had to revealed his English name, to make sense with the whole MIT thing? To say that in America my name was John Lee and I went went to this school, and got this degree?

    I was LMFAO through out the whole Marital issue. Lol!!! Yoon Sung-ah, you already have a wife quit playing with Nana!!! Lol.

    Nana… *Sigh* I’ve said this many, many, MANY times. But, it is time for you to try to move on!!!! Who knows, you could possibly even make Yoon Sung so jealous that I confesses to you. Lol.

    Jinpyo has gone soft man!!! What happen to evil daddy? Awwww!!!!! TT_TT Jinpyo has a soft spot for Kyung-hee!!!!
    (I wonder where Daddy’s bitch was through out this episode….)

  55. 55 mykdramaself

    and in the mention of Hong Gil Dong (my all time fave kdrama ever), mykdrmaself squeels with glee!!!

    just dropped by to say so…be back later i finish watching the episode.

  56. 56 luci8le

    thanks for the awesome recap :)
    can’t wait for ep 16 !

  57. 57 newbie

    thanks for the recap! i dont have time to watch the show! GF- you made my day!

  58. 58 Lala-chan

    I really enjoyed this episode; the plot is moving toward its climax while staying interesting and keeping us asking questions. I also really liked the interactions between YS and NN – where they are in their relationship right now seems realistic given that YS is still in danger, but at the same time it gives me hope that he does confess to her by the next episode. I`m also very glad that Nana isn`t the typical kdrama heroine that keeps her feelings to herself; Nana takes the high-road time and again when YS hurts her feelings, and I really admire her maturity.

    I`m really confused about whether or not JP is YS`s true father after this ep, since some of us were speculating that maybe the President is the real father. It`s becoming clearer that JP does have feelings for YS`s mom, which I find very sweet, and I highly doubt he will kill her since the cancer is doing a well enough job on its own..

    I`m really, really, worried about the spoiler that came out on Soompi concerning the possible death of Nana. Girlfriday`s concerns about the ring also worry me, since it does seem like the type of thing that YS would hold onto forever after losing NN, thinking about what may have been..

    On the other hand, this drama has been relatively light-hearted since episode 2, and the manga itself ended happily, so it could be they won`t give us a tragic ending >__<

    Argh, I think I just need to mentally prepare myself for either scenario!!

    Thank god today is Thursday!

    • 58.1 anais

      Re: Jinpyo as the birth father.

      I’m surprised no one else has commented on the fact that the song Kyung Hee identifies as the song YS’s father sang is the song Jinpyo sent her via the nurse. Does that mean that Jinpyo is the father? I really want Jinpyo to be the father, whether or not YS’s mom is the only one to know the truth at this moment. I don’t want the President being the father. It’s obvious Muyeol isn’t the bio dad.

      Yeah, these are the reasons I keep watching City Hunter. Oedipus redux – minus the incestuous relationship between mom and son.

      • 58.1.1 malta

        Why is it obvious Muyeol isn’t the dad?…I don’t think the show has hinted at any kind of Makjang plot. I would be very, very disappointed if they threw that kind of birth secret in. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Jin pyo had such a bromance with Mu yeol that I don’t think he could ever have disrespected Mu yeol so much as to sleep with his wife. Plus I think Yoon sung’s Mom is more honest than that. She’s never been shown worrying about who Yoon sung’s father is and she just mentioned that she and Yoon sung should hold a memorial for Mu yeol once she gets out of the hospital…

        As for Jin pyo’s feelings for Yoon sung’s mom- I think they are a carryover from that scene in the first episode where they were in the hospital and Jin pyo was meeting his hyung’s new son. I think he feels a sense of responsibility for his hyung’s wife, basically his sister-in-law. I don’t think he has romantic feelings for her. If he did why would he cause her such pain, by kidnapping her baby and leaving a note saying he’s the one who did it?

        Also when was the president ever with Yoon sung’s mother back in 1982-83. I know they met, but that’s a long way from sleeping together or having a relationship.

        Mu yeol is Yoon sung’s biological father. No makjang!

        • Lala_chan

          I think after watching ep 16 you’ll see that there are strong hints that Mu Yeol isn’t YS’ father… ie. removing beans from the rice.

          But yes, I agree, it could be that JP just has affection for KH in a brotherly way – we’ll have to wait and see!

          • anais

            I haven’t yet seen Episode 16, but there were hints in an earlier scene when YS ate a meal his mother cooked for him for the first time and his mother made an off-hand comment that he was just like his father, only to be caught off guard when YS noted that comment. It was a dead giveaway that Muyeol isn’t YS’s father. She’d found herself almost caught in a lie, except YS was clueless to it.

        • Funnygirl

          Yeah Why didn’t notice that YS doesn’t like beans,the president didn’t like it too and The daughter too bec. They,re related. YS and the daughter are siblings!

          • anais

            oh, that would make me so sad if the Pres were the dad. Primarily I wanted things to work out for Jinpyo and YS.

          • anais

            Sigh. Yup. It’s the President. Sadness. The end of 16, though. Does that mean the Pres also has figured it out?

  59. 59 ...

    thanks for recapping so fast!!! even though i cant wait to find out what happens in the end, i’m kinda sad that this is going to be ending soon… definitely one of the best dramas i’ve watched ever.

  60. 60 Lulai

    Thanks again, GF! This drama is killing me! I love it! Great acting from all the cast, wonderful writing, awesome directing!!!

    Your site has been a constant fix in my life ever since this drama started. Ahhhhhh….. Can’t wait for the next episode!

    Love it!!!!

  61. 61 Arhazivory

    Just watched the episode. I’m really loving the cat and mouse game too. Young-Ju is such a good investigator and I love that about his character…he won’t back down. Even if the City Hunter saves his life, his strong sense of justice won’t allow him to give up….that and his father’s situation.

    On another note my mom, who’s new to kdrama, started watching CH yesterday. And when she saw Lee Min Ho, she was like ‘Wowwww…he’s cuuuu~uuuute!!” lol. Get in line Mother dearest.

    • 61.1 entertained

      that’s my mom’s reaction too when i rewatched city hunter while she was visiting me last weekend. they left really late trying to catch as much as the episodes as they can.

    • 61.2 Maymay

      Mother and daughter fighting over Lee Min Ho. That’s fun!!!

  62. 62 berry

    i love the small details of this drama – like i was wondering where jinpyo got that newspaper article to show mom when he told her yoonsung was dead (at the time i was thought maybe he just did some rally fast researching). now i know – it was the real John Lee who died and yoonsung bought his identity.
    Also who else thought the parents in texas probably shouldve not told youngju that stuff.

    • 62.1 newbie

      that’s some detail you have found out! good eyes!

  63. 63 snowangel715

    oh wow…. now that i have read this, i can’t wait to go home and watch the subbed episode. i think this is the only drama that i have had the patience to watch online and wait very anxiously every week for. i love how LMH is portraying his role here. he carried BOF since (just my opinion) not a lot of the actors there can act and he was the only F4 who really did look like his role (kim bum is a good actor, however he looks too baby faced to be a lady killer)… anyway, i have digressed, i was going to say that i liked him somewhat in BOF, i enjoyed Personal Taste because of him as well, but this is the first time that i was totally floored by how he has portrayed a character. he is showing the right mix of being such a bad-ass city hunter and being such an adorable guy… i think i am as torn as he is… :-)

  64. 64 azir

    I love that Ajusshi immediately turns off the TV when Yoon-sung comes home, so that he won’t be caught in the act of home shopping. At least he knows it’s an addiction?

    I was also doing that. I will open many windows and when my husband will check on what I am doing I will immediately click the windows and pretend that I am seriously doing my work in school. At least I know that I am addicted to CITY HUNTER.

    • 64.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      @azir 😉

      hehe…so funny to read how in love you are with CH 😉

      well, take comfort that you are not alone in doing some of the zaniest stuff for the sake of that love… 😉

      its like the saying – its better to have loved and loved well and lost, rather than never having loved (or be loved) at all… 😉

      my own experience with my hubby is so different – he would sit with me and watch CH with me because according to him, he can’t stand watching other programmes on another tv set in our study, when i am watching CH on the tv set in the living room, laughing and squeeing every few minutes… hehe….my hubby is just the sweetest…hehehe… 😉

    • 64.2 tuqaz

      Hahaha! Us, our addiction and our hubbys. :) Since it’s only started here, hubby ask me how many episodes are there and told him 20 = 10 weeks. And he said that means he’s going to hear about City Hunter for another 8 weeks. YUP! So, now he claims to be the City Hunter. Read my reply 20.2.

      We watch the first part of it and than just change channels to watch his programmes. I’ve already seen it and there are repeats later on. So it’s ok. :) If I’m watching the repeat in the morning, he’ll be wanting to watch the ending and he’ll be late for work. 😀

      • 64.2.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        hahaha!!! yup, “our addiction and our hubbys” 😉

        bless our hubbys’ hearts for their love, patience and support… 😉

        but then there are countless times when we do for our hubbys the things they love to do the most but not what we love so much but we do it for them anyway because thats what marriage is – being there for one another, unconditionally… 😉

        • Debie

          Now how can I make my hubby share my addiction? that’ll be the day! Just thinking of discussing CH with him makes me giddy!

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @Debie 😉

            hahaha!!! perhaps you could tempt him by squealing abt how HOT LMH is, then maybe he would be interested enough to watch CH with you just to check out his…hmmm…competition? hehe…

          • tuqaz

            @ Debie… you could just talk non-stop about how cool the CH is, that might pique his curiousity. Show him an episode with all the action scenes and than introduce LMH as the actor. I talked about CH and was watching BOF, too, and now hubby is hooked. hehehe… He’s even watching other (not so famous) dramas with me. :)

      • 64.2.2 Little Lulu

        “our addiction and our hubbys”

        I’m so jealous! Can LMH be my hubby? So, you can all be jealous, too? Just kidding! *wink*

        • Maymay

          Little Lulu, I think we have to wait in line for that to happen. I’m sure there is already a very long line of girls who want to marry Lee Min Ho. I, myself, have been waiting in line since 2009.

          • Funnygirl

            I’d rather not be married to LMH bec. Every single day there’ll be chaos in my life as long as he lives. Non-stop girls in different ages and it would be a crazy relationship. Just my opinion : ).

  65. 65 elle070811

    thanks for the recap

    4 episodes after tonight its sad

    keeping my fingers crossed for a happy ending

    YS is doing a good job at juggling all his relationships (with his mom, with jin pyo, with ajussi, with nana,) while laying the ground work for the next “revenge” and the prosecutor hot on his heels…

  66. 66 Josepha

    City hunter is a good drama ..but sometimes it’s totally creepy to see Kim nana being a special force of the blue house ..and a President of the Korea drinking so quietly on the street !
    fantasy storyboard…but it’s fine because i’m looking for the romcom only

  67. 67 mskololia

    Wow. A recap in the same day as the episode airs!? You are amazing woman!

    Sighs, SH’s role has been relegated to persona non grata it seems. What a waste of a character Show, er writer. Shame on you for using her image in the posters to stir interest and when the actress delivers, you do this to her character….

    • 67.1 Maymay

      I’m sad for character too, but I don’t see how she can be use right now in the story. Unless they make a twist and SH end up being Target 4 daughter, I really don’t see how her character could possibly be included in the plot at the moment. Maybe she is a North Korean spy and her father was the original culprit who did the bombing in 1983. Then maybe at the end, there could be a face-off between all these young people.

  68. 68 koreandramalover/kdl

    “Yoon-sung’s face lights up like a Christmas tree (aw)”

    Soooo TRUE and soooo funnnny!!!

    “Ajusshi: “Die? Why would I die? And leave the home shopping network? There’s so much more I have to buy!” Hahahaha. Leave it to Shik-joong to fight death to shop another day.”


    “How much do I love that in regular life, Nana’s the hulk and Yoon-sung’s the prissy one?”

    I second you on that!!! 😉

    “Oh man, that ring’s gonna be the source of my TEARS, isn’t it? It’s just perfectly rife for a tragic twist—Mom’s ring for Nana. Aaaaaaauuuugh. Why’d ya have to do it, Mom?”

    YUP!!! Foreshadowing of a tragedy??? aarrgggghhhh…

    “Nana turns to Yoon-sung expectantly, but he shuts down the idea right away. “If I don’t finish this, I’ll never be able to live like a normal person.” Turns out you’re not that different from Daddy yourself.”

    For perhaps the first time, I might have to disagree with you, GF, about YS not being different from Daddy…I think for what he feel compelled to do, his motivation, methodology and execution set him apart from his Daddy’s – the former a heartfelt-justice-seeking one, the latter a heartless-revenge-seeking one…imho… 😉

    “Did you ever think that maybe doing this is what makes it impossible to ever live normally? It’s sweet that you think seeing this through means you can walk away cleanly, but though Jin-pyo’s perspective is darker, it’s probably more realistic, truth be told.”

    But I have to agree with you on the above – YS could still choose a different path…it remains to be seen which path he will remain on till the end…and the kind of ending it will mean for CH and for everyone in it…

    “He barks at her to stay out of it, accidentally knocking the picture to the ground. The glass shatters, and now there’s a giant rift between them in the photo.”

    The rift-of-a-tragedy-to-come??? *shivers*

    I totally agree with the battle between YS and YJ. Exceedingly interesting to watch its progression and how it will all play out – a win-win, a win-lose, a lose-win or a lose-lose affair???
    Looking forward to it with a heavy heart…

    “I was ecstatic to have some down time for Yoon-sung with his personal relationships in this episode, despite the fact that he continues to be a Noble Idiot Extraordinaire by refusing to admit how much he loves Nana.

    I could pretty much kill Mom for giving him that ring, let alone telling Nana about it (grar), because now it’s just going to hang there, in the balance, taunting us with its unfulfilled potential as a trinket o’ love.”

    Prophetic perhaps???

    Waiting for the revelation with erratic heart palpitations, blood pressure at an all time high and overall zombie-like existence…aaarrrggghhh…

    MY last words as response –

    THANK YOU!!!! 😉

    • 68.1 Little Lulu


      • 68.1.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @Little Lulu dearie 😉

        thank you so much!!! 😉
        you are such a dear! 😉

    • 68.2 smashingalou

      “Waiting for the revelation with erratic heart palpitations, blood pressure at an all time high and overall zombie-like existence…aaarrrggghhh…”

      @kaye, EVERYTIME, EVERYTIME, you amazed me with your comments hahaha!

      Aaaand I echo lulu, it’s AAAAMEN!

      • 68.2.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @smashingalou!!! *blushing in embarrassment* thanks so much, smashingalou dearest!! to me YOU and YOUR words amaze me no end… 😉

        in fact, each and every time i visit CH’s recaps, your comments are among the first i look out for… 😉

  69. 69 SaNaa

    Much mistaken or the name Kim Yoon Shik sounds familiar to Na Na because it was her “boy” name in SKKS…? ha ha Drama, you´re being witty, huh?

  70. 70 newbie

    young-ju would be the person to reveal that jin pyo is YS’s biological father.

    what if kyung-hee’s son is actually dead? they said he was a match but what if it is just a coincidence?

  71. 71 @.@

    the best part of this episode is the “marital spat”. it’s so “you maxed out the credit card” “you don’t appreciate me so i’m leaving!” “but i need you” LOL
    seriously, i love their relationship, because they truly care about each other and they are honest and open about it. ahjussi is the only one from whom yoo sung doesn’t hide when he’s ill or sad, he will defend him with his life, and ahjussi is constantly trying to take care of yoon sung and understands his moods. and it was awesome that nana actually acknowledeges their love hahaha :)

  72. 72 tuqaz

    Thank you for the recap. I’ve only watched it RAW and now waiting to watch it with subbies. I was reading your recap and giggling and laughing away like a mad person and I was at the hospital! People were probably thinking, “this person needs to be in the psychiatric ward”. Hahaha!!

    Thank you very much. It really cheered me up. I look forward to tomorrow’s recap. 😀

    • 72.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      @tuqaz!! 😉

      “I was reading your recap and giggling and laughing away like a mad person and I was at the hospital! People were probably thinking, “this person needs to be in the psychiatric ward”. Hahaha!!”

      LOL!!! you are sooo funnnyyy!!! hahaha!!! 😉

      but i did the exact same thing at home, while reading GF’s recaps, and so i empathise with you tuqaz dear, for our addiction to CH and LMH… 😉

      • 72.1.1 tuqaz

        my little princess was admitted yesterday. She was asleep when I was reading the recap. The nurses were probably thinking “poor child, she’s got a crazy mom.” I just need to stay positive. I’m downloading episode 15 now, so we can watch it together tomorrow. She already thinks LMH is handsome and cool. Cute! :)

        • koreandramalover/kdl

          well, looks like mummy and child have the same good taste! hehe!!! 😉

        • koreandramalover/kdl

          ooopsss, sorry, tuqaz!! how heartless of me not to ask – do you mind if i ask the reason for your little princess being admitted to hospital?

          • tuqaz

            dengue fever, but she’s recovering. No fever, but she’s on the drip. When the Dr. put the IV needle in, I wasn’t around, she told my mom, she’s just like Yoon-sung, the City Hunter. My mom was clueless, but I’m so proud of her for being brave. :) Awww… my little princess having her first idol crush. hehehe…

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz 😉

            oh, sorry to hear about your daughter’s condition, but sooo proud of her for being such a trouper!!! so brave!!! must be her superior genes – from mum and dad 😉

            another reason why i love CH and LMH so much – being the example for little girls to follow to be strong and brave!!! how wonderful is that? 😉

          • tuqaz

            thanks, kdl… I think she’s going to be KDrama addict like me! She’s already been inspired by Eun Chan (Coffee Prince) to do a flying kick in Taekwondo, and she saw Nana throwing Yoon-sung in Judo, she was in awe and ask “Mom, girls can do that?”. I said, yes and she turn to her brother and said, “You’re bigger than I am, and I will do that to you if you tease me again.” Hahaha!! Right now, she just wants to get well, so she can take her test to get her yellow belt and that’s in 2 weeks time.

          • Little Lulu

            Oh my, now I’m utterly so jealous! I want a son like the City Hunter! Oh gods! Help me! I want it sooooo BAD.

          • Little Lulu

            And oh, HWAITING for your lil princess! She’s going to better in no time!

          • tuqaz

            @ Little Lulu… trying to get my son into CH. Maybe groom him to be like LMH. 😀 Think of LMH when you get pregnant with a boy. 😀

            Thanks for the kind wishes! Blood test results shows an increase in the plalette. She’s on her way to a full recovery. I just want her out of the hospital. As much as complain about the noise the kids make, it’s too quiet without my Little Miss Chatterbox around. :)

        • smashingalou

          @tuqaz, Oh I wish for full recovery for your princess dear….

          She’ll be a good little version of NANA :)

          • tuqaz

            @ smashingalou, thanks. She wants hair like Nana. And since her name is Hana, she wants to be called “Kum Hana”, Hana Bear. :)

        • Maymay


          Omo, how cute! You have the best daughter in the world if she is willing to watch CH with you. I try to get my 5-year-old niece to watch CH with me but she rather watch Barbie instead.

          Your daughter seems so cute and maybe she will grow up to be like Nana. Who knows maybe she will meet her own City Hunter.

          Wish your daughter a speedy recovery and hope she’ll get her yellow belt.

          • tuqaz

            Thanks for the kind wishes, Maymay.

            We take turns watching tv, and she doesn’t mind watching KDrama. She likes Oh! My Lady and Babyfaced Beauty. As for CH, I’ve been going on and on about it that she’s caught the bug also. :) She still watches her cartoon channels. :)

  73. 73 koreandramalover/kdl

    Calling out to my dear CH sisters –

    Little Lulu

    where are you gals? 😉

    • 73.1 tuqaz

      present! but off to drool, squeal, gasp, etc., etc. on CH. :)

      • 73.1.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        hey there, tuqaz dear!! i saw your comments above!! 😉

        and i join you with the drooling, squealing, gasping, etc, etc, etc,,, 😉

        • tuqaz

          come… come… the more the merrier! 😀

        • tuqaz

          oh, toldya there’s gonna be a bed scene 😉 with the wrong people in bed… hrmpf!!

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            hahaha!!! tuqaz, you are too precious for words!!! 😉

          • Little Lulu

            Haha… exactly.

          • Maymay

            Omo, I’ve never thought about that, but you’re right. Hahaha.

      • 73.1.2 Maymay

        I have been drooling over LMH’s array of shirts. First he appears in that killer blue shirt in episode 6, then come the white, green, purple and now the red shirt in these latest episodes. How can he looks so good in any things he wears? My favorite is still that blue shirt in episode 6 though.

    • 73.2 newbie

      hey im here!

      • 73.2.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @newbie, hey there! 😉

        yeah, after i posted the comment, i saw your comments above 😉

        good to have you here! 😉

    • 73.3 Messi

      Present! just read the recap. i’m late bec. i tend to watch the episode first, then read recap. :-)

      • 73.3.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @Messi, welcome back!! 😉

    • 73.4 smashingalou

      @kaye, hey sweet sister…just here lurking and floating hahaha!

      Getting my strength for I am not sure what episode 16 will offer… :)

      • 73.4.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @smashingalou, welcome back!! 😉

    • 73.5 Little Lulu

      I’m here!

    • 73.6 Maymay

      I’m here, been crying all morning because of episode 16.

      • 73.6.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @Maymay 😉

        hey there sweetie…don’t be too sad…we are here for you 😉

  74. 74 koreandramalover/kdl

    Lee Min Ho’s adorable DIMPLE on his left cheek, at minute 10.51 of part 5 of ep 15 of City Hunter at dramacrazy.net!!! 😉

    soooo cuuuuuute!!! 😉

    • 74.1 Celexa

      Your post made me laugh! You’re so funny… you’ve go his dimple down to the minute and second it appears!

      kdl… I think you’ve got the LMH crush worse than any of our fellow fan girls here!

      Thanks for the LMH addiction feed. ^.^
      *off to watch minute 10.51*

      • 74.1.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @Celexa! hey there, CH sister!! 😉

        so sorry i forgot to add that it is the Dailymotion videos, part 5, minute 10.51 at dramacrazy.net 😉

        hehe…i just happen to pause the video at the minute his adoooorable dimple appeared and voila! the minute and sec appeared…hehe… 😉

        yup, that just abt proves how WACKY ive become because of LMH addiction…hehe… 😉

        hellllllppppp!!! errr….not that i WANT to be helped from this addiction…sooooo…..scrap the cry for help…annndd..
        to copy smashingalou –

        *chicken dance* at seeing LMH’s dimple!! 😉


    • 74.2 tuqaz

      I’m on epdrama.com, but will be on the look out for that dimple 😉

      @ Celexa… I can just imagine kdl with pen and paper in hand, noting down the time every time she sees LMH flashing his dimple:

      Ep 15 part __ time __ right/left (circle if applicable) 😉

      Have you notice his fat fingers? I don’t mean it in a bad way, but they look like chefs/cooks fingers. Does that mean LMH knows how to cook? He did (sorta) cook twice in BOF. I love men who can cook. Ooooo… schexy schity huntoh! 😀

      • 74.2.1 newbie

        cook! in BOF!!
        i can never stop laughing at that scene where he eats the ramen raw after failing in attempts to light the stove!

        • tuqaz

          @ newbie… he sorta help cook in New Caledonia and on the double date. Yes, him eating the ramen raw. I kept shouting, “That’s not how you eat it, Gu Jun Pyo! You have to crush the noodles first, sprinkle the seasoning and shake the bag.” Hahaha!!

          Oh, and we all know he loves cleaning up (from PT). mmm… a man who cooks AND clean! :)

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            a man who cooks AND clean??? wow, he IS an angel!! 😉

          • tuqaz

            @ kdl… you mean Ajusshi?? 😉 He’s a cute angel :)

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz, no, i meant LMH…he is the angel… 😉

      • 74.2.2 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz!! i almost died laughing at your words :

        “I can just imagine kdl with pen and paper in hand, noting down the time every time she sees LMH flashing his dimple:

        Ep 15 part __ time __ right/left (circle if applicable)”

        LOL!!! tuqaz!!! you are tooooo funnnyyy!!! 😉

      • 74.2.3 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz!!! and i thought im the only moron to notice his fat fingers…hehehehe… 😉

        so, do most chefs have fat fingers?? interesting….

        and yet LMH is nowhere near the category of ‘fat’ – how could his fingers be fat?? hehe…

        • tuqaz

          @ kdl… just watch a cooking channel (I love food!). You’ll see chefs or cooks with fat fingers. Jamie Oliver for one, wether he was slim(er) or now more “muscular”, his fingers have always been on then “plump” side. :) Plump fingers = can cook = husband material… theory confirmed!! 😀

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz!!! wow!!! how much more similar are we?? i LOVE cooking channels too!!! 😉

            oh…and how i love your husband-equation!! so cuuute! 😉

          • tuqaz

            @ kdl… I love eating… I love cooking, baking… I love watching other people cook. I love everything that concerns food. 😀

            the saying “to get to a man’s heart is through his stomach” does not only apply to men. I noticed hubby’s fat fingers first, rather than his face. When I saw him… Bonus!! Hahaha!! And than he cooked… melt… :)

      • 74.2.4 Celexa

        @ tuqaz…. lol.. I know.. that’s the mental picture I had of kdl… stack of papers around her as she writes down CH statistics to share with us! I love it!

        I never noticed any fat fingers! *I haven’t taken my eyes off his beautiful face yet*

        Maybe at the end of the series we can all get together and rewatch CH and share our newest findings! 😉 sort of like a City Hunter “kdrama” club! lol

        • koreandramalover/kdl

          @Celexa 😉

          “that’s the mental picture I had of kdl… stack of papers around her as she writes down CH statistics to share with us! I love it!”

          thank you so much, Celexa sweetie, for loving my craziness… 😉

        • tuqaz

          @ Celexa

          I saw it in ep 14, when he was wiping away his mom’s tears. His beautiful face was not shown, only his “fat fingers”. I had to rewind a couple of times. 😉

    • 74.3 newbie

      i have decided to just read recaps now to make time for my exams that are coming up. i envy you people adoring his dimple over and over again!

      • 74.3.1 tuqaz

        @ newbie…. Good luck for your exams! We’ll make kdl lists out all his dimple scenes. 😀

        • newbie

          i would really appreciate that!

        • koreandramalover/kdl

          @tuqaz!! it would be my honour to list not JUST LMH’s adorable dimple scenes, but ehemm…any and all of his adorable scenes per se… 😉

          i really have it bad!!! 😉

          but im happy, so why not? hehehe…;)

          • tuqaz

            @ kdl… we’ll help. Everybody synchronize your websites! 😉

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz!!! what a fabulous idea!!! synchronized websites??? HAHAHA!!! 😉

      • 74.3.2 koreandramalover/kdl

        @newbie, all the very best for your exams!!! 😉

        you go girl!!! you can do it!!! remember, your reward will be marathon-watching of CH episodes!! 😉

        • newbie

          that’s the only bright side of it!
          as i keep reading off page after page, the only consolation is non-stop CH later!

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @newbie!! yup!!! that’s your motivation sweetie!!! 😉

            believe you me, ive been there, when hitting the books were the furthest thing on my mind but for the sake of my sanity (which i hope is still intact after the exam results were out), i had to forgo instant gratification and slogged…

            but take heart sweetie, you will NOT regret it…as opposed to caving in and spending the precious time you have now on CH and not your books, and if the results are not to your liking, you may HATE CH and LMH for being the cause, justified or otherwise… 😉

            now i would hate for you to hate CH and LMH… 😉
            ’cause i know how MUCH you love them, right? 😉

            you can do it, dear!! 😉

          • newbie

            thanx for those lovely words.

            but by the time my exams get over, CH would have finished airing and i would miss this sweet chit-chat!
            hope i would find another good one after CH. and we can all meet there.

            i was really looking forward to Hooray For Love to watch Jae Hee from Delightful Girl Choon Hyang, my favourite drama. (hmm..whether that would remain the same again, Im not sure)
            Jae Hee wasn’t exactly a hottie, but was sooo good an actor
            Now that he’s hurt and has pulled out, im not sure about what i wud watch next.

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @newbie 😉

            you are most welcome, sweetie! 😉

            and definitely – let’s continue with our wonderful exchanges even after CH wraps up 😉

    • 74.4 malta

      Dimples just kill me!!!! I noticed that dimple to. Yoon Kye sang has one of those single dimples too! Gahhh

      • 74.4.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @malta!! i knowwww, malta!!! dimples just KILL me too!!! 😉

        and on such a gorgeous face as LMH’s????

        wow!!! just, wow!!! 😉

        • tuqaz

          can’t… keep… up… dimple… hunting… too… many… dimples… on… screen… *gasp*

          • smashingalou

            *LOL* you ladies are really cute and funny…

            Oh the craziness…

            I’ll do my DIMPLE HUNTING soon enough, just making sure no one will interrupt me doing that…

            Can’t let anyone steal those moments with me…Wahehehe!

          • Maymay

            OMG, is this our new City Hunter mission for this week? Dimple Hunting?

            I’m game if anyone is. As long as I have something to do to kill time while waiting for next Wed.

          • smashingalou

            I’m in for that MISSION…


          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz, @smashingalou, @Maymay

            HAHAHAHA!!! dimple-hunting?

            I AM INNNNNNNN!!!! yipppeeee!!!

          • tuqaz

            Fellow Dimple Hunters, mission dimple hunting City Hunter’s dimples to resume immediately and will continue for the next 2 weeks. (That’s too many dimples in one sentence 😀 )

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @tuqaz!! LOL!!! too many ‘dimples’ in a sentence!!! HAHAHA!!! you are so great!!! 😉

  75. 75 thameryst

    After all that fuss yesterday, when i got home last night and finally sat down in front of viki.com 100% subbed goodness, IT WOULD NOT LOAD!

    • 75.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      @thameryst, you could try dramacrazy.net or dramafans.org 😉

    • 75.2 newbie

      ooops…! the pains of being a CH fan.!

    • 75.3 tuqaz

      you could also try epdrama.com, kimchidramas.net and dramaload.com. :)

  76. 76 thameryst

    After all that fuss yesterday, viki WOULD NOT LOAD when i got home and wanted to watch it. it was midnight and i was just too tired.

    on the bright side, that means i get to enjoy city hunter ep 15 now.

    on the bleak side, well there really isn’t any. here I go!

    • 76.1 Maymay

      I know how you feel thameryst. When I try to access viki, it would not load for me too. Luckily someone post viki soft sub online at soompi yesterday so I were able to watch then.

  77. 77 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

    Outside of the fact that ~ I LOVE THIS SERIES ~

    I also love that people here are trying to figure
    out future episode plot twists. So here’s mine:

    * When…MOST OF US…go to a hospital in order
    to kill a patient and two innocent cops :)
    (like the 2nd bad guy, I think it was) very few
    of us will wear the incorrect fashion statement
    of a CLEAN, WHITE LAB COAT…….Things will
    get kind of sloppy. Suppose it turns out that
    the evil dad PLANNED to do something evil to
    the guy who purchased the defective boots,
    but the MORE EVIL henchman of the 4th bad
    guy got there first? (He’s the one who tells
    his creepy guy to kill everybody.) Huh? Maybe?

    *In other news, WHEN will the poor prosecuter
    give the bankbook back to LMH’s mom and tell
    her that it was found in his evil dad’s jacket
    at the time of his fall from the overpass?

    *Does anybody know the make and model of
    the car that LMH had that horrendous accident in?
    That car did EXACTLY what it was designed to do.
    It took the “dead-stop-hit” (pardon the expression)
    and kept the passenger area pretty much intact.
    The fact that the 2 guys in that car walked away
    from it without major injuries is close to a miracle.
    So what’s the name of the car? Anybody know?

    * And finally…………….

    “Boys Over Flowers” was broadcast two years ago.
    Other than my favorite scene of the ducks in the
    swimming pool, ha, ha, my next favorite scene
    was the “zoo date.” I fell instantly in love with
    that beautiful little boy, who has the distinction
    of being the only person in BoF who made Jun-pyo
    jealous, but DID NOT get beaten up by him. :)
    So now it’s two years after BoF, and we have
    the scene with a slightly older little boy who has
    the jar of coins, who’s mom is ill in the hospital.
    According to the http://www.viki.com translators,
    he says to LMH….”I don’t like you, you’re mean.”
    LMH, great actor that he is, stops looking mean
    – for a second – laughs- and then goes back to
    looking mean. So is that the same little sweetie
    pie from the “zoo date” or not? I betcha that LMH
    recommended him for the role. :)


    • 77.1 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

      I’ve just watched Episode #16, without
      English subtitles, and I think that I’m right
      about the little boy with the coins being
      the little-er boy from the “BoF zoo date.” :)
      And this CAN’T be a spoiler to anyone who’s
      watched each episode of City Hunter get
      progressivly better and better as each
      episode is broadcast:

      1. #16 is a freakin’ rollercoaster.
      2. Your brains are gonna’ fall out.


      • 77.1.1 Maymay

        I watch episode 16 raw and I think my brain is already dead. At the rate we are going I wonder if I will have any energy left for the end. You’re right, this is a rollercoaster ride and I’m dying. I need a hero, no I need City Hunter to save me.

        • smashingalou

          @maymay…i’m with you. I think by the time episode 19 or 20 airs, my blood will be sucked dry…

  78. 78 newbie

    elsewhere in this site, Sae hee’s role was being discussed. i thought she would have more to do other than first aid in the drama. seems the writer got too obsessed with YS and Nana

    • 78.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      i agree…maybe after a while, they do not know what to do with her???

      sad because when she makes an appearance, i can’t help but feel that she is grossly under-utilised, because she is GORGEOUS to look at, and she can act!! 😉

      • 78.1.1 newbie

        yes, she was. such good build up of a character-she could make out everything without asking questions-a rarity in kdramas.. and she now has to be happy with just being friends with YJ.
        if i were SH, i would have asked atleast for a kiss scene!;-)

        • koreandramalover/kdl

          exactly, newbie!!! she came across as a natural actress, even though the material given to her was so limited and did not really do justice to her potential…

          but then again, its not just a problem plaguing CH…

          over at Miss Ripley, the news given by JB in DB, there seem to be problems with the issue of under-utilising the actors and actresses…a big deal over there…
          wonder how it will all be resolved…

          hope it all goes well over there 😉

  79. 79 koreandramalover/kdl

    everyone, the raw ep 16 is up :


    • 79.1 tuqaz

      thanks. I haven’t even finish watching ep 15 yet!

      • 79.1.1 koreandramalover/kdl

        @tuqaz!! you are most welcome!!! what are sisters for?? 😉

        • tuqaz

          @kdl… ep 15 will have to wait. watching ep 16 now! I’m Blackie again. :)

    • 79.2 grace, the one from Jersey, USA

      Thanks koreandramalover/kdl for the #16 site.

      (YEP, HERE I AM!) :)

      PS…..If Na Na wants that ring from LMH, she
      first ought to give him back his bullet on the
      leather cord, especially since he knows that
      she knows :) that he’s the mysterious City
      Hunter, and that he saved her life at the
      restaurant when evil dad fired the rifle from
      the top of an adjoining skyscraper.


      • 79.2.1 Maymay

        Don’t worry, the bullet will return to it rightful owner.

        • smashingalou

          and in a sad way… :(

  80. 80 corn tea

    LMH met Hollywood producer.



    • 80.1 Venus

      I would love to see LMH in my big Screen Near me ….but I don’t think he is that ready yet, Hollywood is a beast in itself and can crush anybody sooo easily….LMH got the potential and the charisma but if he wants to make a crossover I would love for him to get a good juice role in an indie movie or something….I wouldn’t like that he ends up like Rain in Ninja Assassin….LMH is better than Rain….sorry ladies who love Rain….

      • 80.1.1 Maymay

        I agree. As much as I love LMH and want to see him in the US, I don’t think he should take it. Hollywood does not have any good movie script for an Asian actor yet. They usually give them stereotypical role with no depth in the character. I don’t want LMH to end up like that. I rather he stick to the Korean industry and do a movie there. Maybe he can play a dark character and I would personally love to see him show his darker side.

        • smashingalou

          @venus @maymay, i agree with both of you ladies…

          As much I love to have our Min Ho shine his spark internationally, I don’t want him to suffer the same fate as all the others who rushed into Hollywood. Hollywood is one BIG BUSINESS and IT’S A JUNGLE out there.

          I’m a fan of Terence Chang, I mean most of HIS FILMS are my ALL TIME FAVORITE. It would be really good for Min-Ho to be trained by a PD such as HIM. But the thing is, Min-Ho needs to shine fully first in KOREA. KOREA’s business is I think much better than in Hollywood.

          And besideS, Min-Ho will get his BREAK WHEN IT’S TIME FOR HIS BREAK.

          And when that time comes, I doubt that SOMEONE WILL DOUBT HIS ABILITY AS AN A-LIST ACTOR..

          • Celexa

            you’re right about the hollywood jungle Smashingalou. i don’t think hallyu jungle is any easier to survive, if anything it seems more demanding.

            sometimes you gotta grab that brass ring when it’s handed to you. how many actors pass up opportunities only to find that it could have been their breakthrough role. besides a PD of Terence Chang’s caliber doesn’t just drop in on anybody. he see’s something in LMH, and this is a great opportunity for him.

            TC could be approaching LMH to do a Korean/foreign movie that would be marketed in the US such as “House of Flying Daggers”, “Red Cliff”, “Hero”, and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”.

            I say… if the offer is good… take it!

          • smashingalou

            you’re right there celexa..

            “sometimes you gotta grab that brass ring when it’s handed to you. how many actors pass up opportunities only to find that it could have been their breakthrough role. besides a PD of Terence Chang’s caliber doesn’t just drop in on anybody. he see’s something in LMH, and this is a great opportunity for him.”

            I agree that Terence Chang type is not someone who can be pleased easily. That’s why so ecstatic when he noticed LMH and even went all the way to Korea.

            It would have been really lovely if he can REALLY GIVE OUR LMH a good project and hone his acting. I think no one will protest if that’s the case…in return Terence Chang will be loved even more by us crazy LMH girls. :)

            Maybe my hesitation comes from worrying about Min-Ho too much. :( If ever he really did go to HOLLYWOOD, I’d really wish the best for HIM!!

  81. 81 smashingalou

    GF, YOU and the COOLNESS OF YOU!!! Thank you so much for this recap!!!


    “Could the City Hunter maybe just take a wee break from saving the world so that he can focus on maintaining his cover? My blood pressure would surely appreciate it.”

    Oh were same in mind, GF, good thing CH is taking that kitkat break to ensure our BPs will be back to normal. Would just wonder if those blood-pressure-elevated-events will continue?! I don’t think any CH fans will be here to comment as we will all be unconsciously trying to get back to the world :)

    But, however PEACEFUL this episode maybe, IT’S FULL OF HEAVY LOADED PLOT CONTENT. Ok SHOW, however you do it, whether it’s a blood-rising-scenes or a heart-touching-moments or even a really-funny-put-a-smile-on-my-face-all-day scenes, YOU CAN PULL IT OFF AWESOMELY!!!

    I have a lot of personal, PERSONAL FAVORITE SCENES from this episode. Not sure why, but this episode has that touch-on-my-heart! Surely something not a lot of ACTION drama can actually pull off. I just adore CH TOTALLY..*hugs*

    And LMH, you can’t get any MANLY,are you now?!

    You’re already HOT enough with those HOT ACTION SCENES, how can you BE EVEN HOTTER WITH THOSE I-SWEAR-IT-TWINGE-MY-HEART scenes?!! And I am so ADORING IT.

    OH CH/LMH LOVE, Look what you’ve done to me?!!

    • 81.1 koreandramalover/kdl

      @smashingalou!! major, major LOVE on display for CH and LMH and i am loving every single moment of your love-demonstration, smashingalou sweetie!! 😉

      i believe you should be crowned as the-one-whose-love-is-unsurpassed-for-the-gorgeous-beyond-words-LMH 😉

  82. 82 thameryst

    wow, this ep was pretty calm but it really turned up the dial of intrigue by the end. I was so sad YS when he sat there in the street under that light. But I have to admit, I’m loving young ju’s smartypantsness. I want him to know everything and find out his decision.

    But my FAV scene in this episode was the Ahjusshi wifey spat. I had tears in my eyes from laughter and had to rewind it.

    also, ys’s gold cool-hero outfit reminds me of one he wore in the mv for cass beer.

    he looks beautiful even in agony.

    • 82.1 mskololia

      ” I was so sad YS when he sat there in the street under that light.”

      This scene touched me because I was thinking, no one is interested in checking to see if the human being on the ground is okay dressed in his fancy, clean clothes?!?!?! Time passes by and no one cares exc for KNN.

      I get emotional thinking about this poor YS character. This task was never his to carry out methinks.

      • 82.1.1 thameryst

        exactly. that scene showed how vulnerable he is. His loneliness really showed through.

      • 82.1.2 Maymay

        That scene with YS trying to breath and being helpless by himself really tug my heart. It’s so sad because that’s what his secret hero life is like. He tries so hard to do the right think for the people, but when he is vulnerable and need help, no one is by his side. The people passing by just ignore him and let him be. So sad and I really feel YS loneliness then.

        • smashingalou

          me too! And how they play that scene with slow motion and all, man, I was like the world really is BIG and our YS is really lonely.. :(

          And the sound of his breathing, even if he’s in pain already, it’s still SEXY (*rawr*) Sorry gals, just can’t help it. Whatever state he’s in, however he project his VOICE, LMH is just too damn HOT!

          LMH again proved once again he’s THE MASTER OF EXPRESSION/LOOK. Last scene on the stairs he looks really hurt then come YJ and as soon as he faced him, VOILA, A TIGHT EXPRESSION. Brilliant face sequencing…

        • Maymay

          Wow, I just notice so many spelling mistake. Sorry, I was typing with my phone so it wasn’t obvious then.

          *trying to breathe
          *do the right thing

    • 82.2 Venus

      SOOOOO TRUE!!!….I love how JY has been able to put JP and YS life together, YET he doesn’t hold a tangible proof that he is CH..yes JY can prove YS false American Identity, BUT he can’t prove he is CH and that what his drive our hot prosecutor bananas………yet I would love to know how he will deal when he finds out how his dad was involved in that mission in which 20 souls were massacre….

  83. 83 Amara

    Some of you have been saying that this episode needed more action, and while I agree, I also appreciate the “downtime”. This drama is more about the action; it’s also about the human behind it, and Yoon-sung really needs some moments to be human, LOL. Though while I feel his feeling for Nana are justified (with the whole pushing away), I also feel like it was a little dragged out. T_T

    On another note, I freaking LOVE the chemistry between Sae-hee and Young-ju. And I love seeing Young-ju being “human” as well, since there’s obviously more to him than the robotic prosecutor. I really wish Sae-hee’s character was more apparent…

    Other than that, I’m glad there was a preview for episode 16 attached to the end of this episode. That means no more live-shooting! At least, somewhat. Meaning that the later episodes will be of higher quality. I thought the peak of this drama so far was around episodes 7-11, and I hope that excitement and suspense can come back.

    Lastly, I appreciate Nana’s cuteness, because it lightens up the whole drama. Sure, Yoon-sung and Sae-hee together gives a more mature feeling, but then it would be mature/dark all-around, and I do appreciate cuteness, especially from Shik-joong and Nana. And isn’t it awesome to have a cute Hulk? XD

    But yeah, despite the cuteness, I still love action. It seems like episode 16 was happily deliver on that, judging from the preview. :)

    Thanks for the recap! I love City Hunter, best k-drama I’ve seen so far. :)

    • 83.1 Amara

      *will happily deliver

      • 83.1.1 smashingalou

        @amara, you got it!! love your points there…

        “Some of you have been saying that this episode needed more action, and while I agree, I also appreciate the “downtime”. This drama is more about the action; it’s also about the human behind it, and Yoon-sung really needs some moments to be human, LOL. ”

        SMASH: So true, yes CH may have been deemed as a ACTION drama now but CH may also be about the CITY HUNTER itself. His HUMAN SELF..Better yet said, he really need these type of moments…

        “Lastly, I appreciate Nana’s cuteness, because it lightens up the whole drama. Sure, Yoon-sung and Sae-hee together gives a more mature feeling, but then it would be mature/dark all-around, and I do appreciate cuteness, especially from Shik-joong and Nana. And isn’t it awesome to have a cute Hulk? ”

        SMASH: :) haha! This is what I keep on saying on my YT comment. NN’s cuteness, I like it. No matter how, SHE’S YS BEAR, SHE IS YS’S NN. And that’s why I love her, SHE’S the COLOR in YS/CH’s life covered in GRAY!

  84. 84 malta

    ….I want to watch ep 16 right. now.

  85. 85 sweetspring

    WAH!!! how gorgeous does our Lee Min Ho look on the last screen shot of ep 15??? if words could describe that level of good looking- i’m thinking his features, if chiseled into marble, would make it to the hallowed halls of the Louve next to Michaelangelo’s David or something…
    further random rambling- i was at a family dinner yesterday and found out my bro’s girlfriend and my aunt totally have Lee Min Ho crushes too & to the horror of all the males at the table we did our gleeful spazz out about him & CH then my aunt had to put a damper on it when she said she knows a gay hairdresser who looks soooo much like our Prince of Gorgeousness argh! they’re either unobtainable in this lifetime or gay :(

  86. 86 Venus

    HIIIII GUYS!!!!! **hugs/waves**…

    First off THANK U!!! GF for this awesome recaps!!! u and JB makes my CH experience complete…………this is my CH mode..

    1. Stalk Soompi
    2. Watch raw
    3. Watch Viki
    4. Read JB/GF comments
    5 Go back re-watch whole episode
    6. Watch favorites scenes
    7. Go back to Soompi on stalker mode
    8. Keep this threat alive
    9. Reads everyone’s comments here
    10. Re-watch both of this weeks episode back to back…

    That basically my kdrama life….I haven’t been this addictive to a drama since YAB days…and I’m loving the thrill of this ride…. 😛 😀

    I LOVEEE LOVEEE this episode sooo much..this has been the most emotional charge episode of this drama…I love the son/mom moment….the most emotional scene was when YS sang to him, I swear my tears were coming out….I love how the PD was able to convey the sorrow, the hope, the happiness in that scene…

    YS and Ajussi is just a crack!!! I mean those two have more chemistry that YS and NN….I mean I was almost in tears of laughter with the whole “hubby/wife” dispute OMG YS “I can’t live without you” Ajussi “You have changed”…LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO and NN faced was PRICELESS….that moment was Epic…

    Another great awesome moment was between SH and JY…JY is losing his way in his obsession with CH and it was great to see that JY knows it YJ “I have become a Island” soooo true…but I love how SH knows him so well to know that when he is hell bent on something he won’t give up….hence their marriage didn’t work…yet she still cares for me….

    Show how can u cram so many emotions u leave me breathless every time….and ep 16 is even better….can’t wait for recaps….

    • 86.1 smashingalou

      “and NN faced was PRICELESS….that moment was Epic…”

      @venus, i thought I was the only one who went GIDDY on NN’s reaction while YS and AJ are having their “marital spat”…*LOL*

      NN’s such a sweetie sitting and looking like that. She’s like thinking “Geez, these guys need to go out more.” Hehehe! But her facial reaction is just too natural..Added factor on that already funny scene… :)

      • 86.1.1 Venus

        Smash!! ….omg yessss I swear PMY was holding on that crazy laughter while shooting that scene…sooooo epic hilarious …and poor ajussi not able to pay his crush drink and ice cream LOOOOOL……

        • Maymay

          That scene was so funny, especially with Nana reaction to them fighting. I don’t know how PMY was able to hold her laughter in because I was laughing like crazy.

  87. 87 sm

    How amazing is this show?!? or are we just blinded by the awesomeness of LMH? Loved the scene between YS and ajusshi – that was too cute!

    During the YS/mom sleepover, all I could think of was that interview with the actress when she said it was hard to concentrate on her lines because LMH was too handsome!

    • 87.1 smashingalou

      @SM, after wiping my tears then recover from the scene, that’s what I had in mind as well..haha!

      Ahjumma must have really put a lot of concentration on that scene. And oh so envious of her with that scene and touching our LMH lovely, lovely face..

  88. 88 marin

    i am so pissed right now, I love YS character but hes making me so mad at this point hes always pushing Nana away every episodes, but hes the one who’s leading her on showing her that he loves her and stuff like that its been going on continuously, Nana confesses he pushes her away even in episode 16 he confesses but tells her to find another man like wth seriously i get it your doing this for her but your hurting her dude and its no good. I am just pointing out when will this end between them because there are only 4 episodes left and i dnt want there romance to have a bitter ending and regrets and i am kind of tired of YS being mean to Nana even though shes doing so much for him and accepts him, and plus i thought he was going to change after she took a bullet for him but guess not hes still acting same.

    • 88.1 Lala_chan

      marin, you have voiced EXACTLY what I was feeling after watching ep 16. This was the most FRUSTRATING episode yet, and had me almost pulling my hair out in anger at the writers for making YS act this way ONCE AGAIN. It is so incredibly stupid given everything they have been through, and it just makes me wonder when the angst with this couple will stop?!

      I’m really glad I’m not the only one feeling this way, and I just have to say that these writers had better move past this ‘push the one you love away’ crap, so we can focus on the actual plot!

      • 88.1.1 marin

        thank you so much lala_chan!!! someone who knows what i am going through right now , i love this drama so much but this “pushing away and love you” thing must stop it’s also taking my focus away from the actual plot as well. I didn’t mind at first but its been going on continuously so i am feeling frustrated, esp when he pushes her away that song goodbye appears every time like didn’t this happen before????, it feels like there will not be any hope towards them and he will keep on doing this until shes dead =(. I really don’t get it why is he being so messed up to her all the time, didn’t she clearly explain shes okay with it, and they been through so much too. Maybe Kim Nana has to tell him shes moving on or try to make him jealous maybe it will wake him up idk lol. i am just tired of their bitter relationship *sigh*

  89. 89 smashingalou

    The conversation between YJ and the President over soju has much wisdom. It’s wise and yet so blatantly proving that great weaknesses after all do not choose positions.

    That even the HIGHEST MAN IN POSITION CAN BE AS COWARD as an ordinary man. Geez, it’s impressive how they so simply put it.

    The stolen lunch box, the everyone-closed-eyes-then-admit part, the longer-it-lingers and the timing, so beautifully delivered and written. I am a sucker for idiomatic lines such as that and for that I say, you had me clutch my heart..

    I’ve always liked the President character since Ep 1. He was the one who has shown remorse in solidarity and yet still at the same time, has been afraid for the longest time. Yes, he may have some-dirt-on-the-mud which we may have yet to find out. But I’d say he sure is the cleanest out of the council-of-five. We have yet to know and we will know about HIM.

    How the event will unfold once he’s CH target will be interesting? Will be VERY INTERESTING…hmmm

    • 89.1 Little Lulu

      Exactly the right words I want to say on that scene. Great job, smashingalou!

      • 89.1.1 smashingalou

        @lulu, thanks so much!! *blush* you’re a dear..

    • 89.2 Maymay

      I also love what the President says. It is very hard to face up to your mistakes and lies. The more time has passed the harder it is for you to reveal the truth.

      • 89.2.1 smashingalou


    • 89.3 koreandramalover/kdl

      @smashingalou!! your words are simply SMASHING!!! 😉

      exactly what was on my mind too!!! thank you so much for articulating what i couldn’t…and in such a polished and utterly spot-on manner too… 😉

  90. 90 Little Lulu

    The calm before the storm.

    Thank you DB for the awesome recaps and congregating these cracked up ladies here.

    And thank you for all the cracked up ladies who shared their love for CH with no hesitations!

    I’m just loving this ride to the heavens!

    • 90.1 smashingalou

      “Thank you DB for the awesome recaps and congregating these cracked up ladies here.

      And thank you for all the cracked up ladies who shared their love for CH with no hesitations!

      I’m just loving this ride to the heavens!”

      @lulu, and I’ll take that ride with you and we’ll be swooning and mooning with CH/LMH to the heavens :)

      • 90.1.1 Little Lulu

        Up to the shining crescent moon sliding down towards the pot filled with gold at the end of a giant rainbow. And *gasp!* LMH waiting with his uber-delicious dimples matching mine and flamingo pants! KAJA!

        • smashingalou

          @lulu, hahaha! so cute with your craziness…

          I am totally nodding yes to everything you said… :)

          • Venus

            Ladies get on on the LMHOT Cloud Nine Bus ..this one hot ticket/ride to heaven that I want never to end……:D 😀

            SRLY how can Mi Ho makes acting look sooo effortless…


    • 90.2 Maymay

      Where can I purchase ticket for this bus ride to heaven? As long as it doesn’t cost more than Nana’s kiss then I’m fine.

      • 90.2.1 smashingalou

        @maymay, I think as long as we are OVER-THE-TOP-HEAD-OVER-HEELS-MADLY-IN-LOVE with LMH/CH you can definitely get on the bus ride to heaven… :)

        I’m sure we’ll be really tight on that bus ride as it’s not that hard to be ONE as I DESCRIBE ABOVE! *LOL*

    • 90.3 koreandramalover/kdl

      @Little Lulu 😉

      i can’t agree with you more!!! you are so awesomely cuuute with your craziness over CH!!! 😉

  91. 91 salma

    WOW… OMOMGOMG!!! my heart is racing i cant wait 4 the next episode

  92. 92 yrenful

    just finished ep 16 raw and all i can say is….aaaaahhhhh….im so depressed right now! been waiting for this episode the whole day, i can’t even concentrate at work and this is what i get???? so mad at the writers…how can they pull this off?? there are only 4 episodes left…i really feel sorry for nana…

    • 92.1 Venus

      Is the emotional roller coaster we in for….ep. 16 was all about YS battle with his brain and heart…..he wants NN yet his brain is telling him being with NN is dangerous…I love that internal conflict….

      • 92.1.1 smashingalou

        @venus, and the greatest conflict of a human being now happened to our hero, YS…


        • Venus

          Right on Smash!!! its what every superhero has to go through, in order to finished their journey. I love that!…that what what we were missing in CH and now we have this internal conflict for our hero and is soooo good…..

          SRLY can we have City Hunter Season 2!!!!!…

  93. 93 Little Lulu

    Lee Minho and Justin Beiber!

    Exactly what makes me bipolar.

    LMH Love = JB Hate.

    • 93.1 Little Lulu

      Oh, I forgot to paste the link. Here we go…


    • 93.2 Venus

      NOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOO BEIBER !!! LULU plzzzzz no Bieiber….I love love all ur comments but NOOO BEIBER…….**begs on hands and knees**…noooooo…

      • 93.2.1 Little Lulu

        Ok. I’m sorry. It’s just that I seriously hate that he-who-must-not-be-named. I’m just wondering why his name came up next to the UBER-LMHOT. Doesn’t make sense. At ALL.

        • Little Lulu

          Puahahah!!! I just realized, that was funny. Never thought about it. Ok, stand up now, Venus dearie.. I was just joking. Geez!

        • Venus

          LOOOOOOOOOOOL is ok Lulu no worry is just that I avoid JB like the plague and I agree WHY WHY kill the whole article by mentioning JB….. and LMH deserves all the praise he his getting…cause I can’t picture anyone taking that role of CH like LMH….. 😀

          • Little Lulu

            LMH = CH


          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @Little Lulu 😉

            agree with you totally!!! 😉

    • 93.3 Maymay

      How does Justin Beiber even comes into the picture? Doesn’t matter because all I can see is LEE MIN HO and everything else is a nonentity.

      • 93.3.1 smashingalou


        LMH is THE ONLY ONE…


        • koreandramalover/kdl

          @smashingalou!! i echo your words!!!

          LMH IS the ONLY ONE!!! 😉

  94. 94 beggar1015

    Y’know, the cliffhanger thingy at the beginning kinda didn’t make sense to me. How was Yoon-sung saving Young-ju from the gas supposed to risk revealing YS as the City Hunter? I mean, it could have been Yoon Sung as, well, Yoon Sung coming to the rescue. If there was a question as to why he was there in the first place, he could have come up with some excuse like he had come to tell the prosecutor to stop bothering him and that’s when he found YJ in the gassed up car.

  95. 95 asianromance

    thanks for the recap!!!!

  96. 96 Funnygirl

    After watching epi 16. What?! Dude come on give her a break. You told her you like and decidied to push her away? It would’ve been better he didn’t say anything. And it’s tiring when he does that, he’s been leading her to hold on but then, he would turn to this monster again!

    • 96.1 Marin

      so true i don’t know why people aren’t really discussing about him and Nana i mean doesn’t it frustrate people that hes doing the same routine over again ,keeps pushing her away and then leading her on. I feel really bad for Kim Nana hes being really messed up. although i love YS, I am just annoyed with his behavior right now towards Nana.

      • 96.1.1 Venus

        @funnygirl and @Marin……

        I totally understand both of your frustration about YS and NN situation….but in the world of superheroes the hero has to always sacrifice his deepest longing for the better good or mission….I mean we see this with Superman, Spiderman, and Batman….emotional conflict is the one struggle all heroes suffer….and YS is finally going through that notion, he needs to stay focused and finished what he started he can’t throwing the towel and if that means leaving NN, Mom, Ajussi behind he will… that the hero complex leaving yourself behind for the greater good of humanity…..

        • Maymay


          I agree with you. Even though I feel bad for Nana, I understand why YS is doing this. I also notice that not only with Nana, YS is also keeping ajusshi out of any involvement with his City Hunter stuff. He also not willing to tell his mother about his secret life. It seems YS is trying to keep them all out of trouble. I think after ajusshi car accident and his own near death experience in episode 15, YS finally realize that he might not survive this revenge game like he originally thought. Why give Nana false hope if he will not survive at the end? I know this is cruel to Nana but I understand his decision. Just look at Spiderman and Mary Jane, Spiderman pretty much did the same thing as YS.

        • funnygirl

          Yeah I guess that’s the cursed of being a hero. No normal life for you… well, probably at the back of my mind I’m still hoping they will end together.

          • smashingalou


            You know for some epic reason, YS and NN’s relationship has been for a few episodes now, a rocking boat, about to fall off, about to sink. And yet, both are willing to stay on that boat. Both are unwilling to let go. But then one has to cast the anchor and the one who cast it has to leave the boat.

            Which makes it all the more dismal for YS’s journey. For every HERO’s journey. Nothing is TORMENTING ENOUGH TO PUSH AWAY YOU’RE ONLY STRENGTH AND WILL TO GO ON. Which makes every hero IRRATIONAL.

            (Oh I don’t think I’m making sense with my words, but CH has too much scheme so skillfully twisted that I am losing my senses :( )

          • koreandramalover/kdl

            @smashingalou!!! WOW!!! just WOW!!! 😉

            i can’t even begin to express how awesome your words are!!! 😉

            and don’t worry abt not making sense because you make perfect sense to me and I am already seriously wondering if i have lost my marbles watching how LOVELY LMH is in every single scene he is in…hahaha…

        • marin

          i totally understand what your saying and why YS is doing this but every episode is him pushing her away lol like didn’t he already do this before!! and he should totally avoid her if he wants to make a sacrifice even though its difficult and Nana did say that her feelings are hers alone and he doesn’t have to reciprocate, if he doesn’t want to. but i am just confused about why he keeps repeating the same thing. it would be better if he didn’t say anything

  97. 97 smashingalou

    Can we safely conclude now that JP really did like KH?

    The hospital scene with the music and all and JP looking worried and caring on KH condition, was that a give-away that HE REALLY LIKE KH?

    Man, just thinking about it makes my heart and head aches. All the anticipation about JP, MY, KH and the president, it’s driving me crazy..It’s enough for my body to burst..

    • 97.1 Venus

      Smash i’m with you…this whole daddy issues is driving me crazy!!!….on one hand I want YS NOT to be the President’s son on the other I want it to be…I don’t know what to think anymore on this topic…..

      • 97.1.1 Maymay

        This daddy issue is driving everyone crazy.

        If YS is really the President son and JP took him as a baby knowing that fact, then JP is really carrying out the cruelest revenge like he avowed in episode 1. Nothing is crueler than using the son to punish his father. Just look at YJ and his dad. Poor YS, if this is the truth, then he is the saddest character I’ve ever encountered. His life is ruined since he was a child for a crime he did not commit.

    • 97.2 koreandramalover/kdl

      @smashingalou!! hehehe!!

      “All the anticipation about JP, MY, KH and the president, it’s driving me crazy..It’s enough for my body to burst..”

      i am with you all the way, sister dearest!! 😉

  98. 98 sleipnir

    LKY could probably die in the script now.. she already gave her heirloom to Yoon-sung..

  99. 99 Cynthia

    This will probably be one of the ending comments for this particular thread – it’s almost time for the ep.16 recap to come up.

    It’s frustrating to see YS in the “Noble Idiot” mode, particularly when NaNa gives him an out in their last scene together and he refuses to take it, walking away crying (in that manly way of his) while NaNa sobs.

    But, I understand it from the direction the story is taking now. NaNa has to be separated from YS. His father is the President, Nana is now assigned to guard him, the President is the final target and JP is determined to get the ultimate revenge by having YS kill his own father.

    So, as close as I can figure, the last episode will have YS, JP, Nana, the President and probably Mr. Prosecuter in the ultimate end game.

    • 99.1 Venus

      Cynthia ….

      I agree with you I love how the writers are taking us to the climax of the story…and the showdown is going to be epic..I hope we get a solid resolution in this awesome CH journey….

      btw. the end of ep.16 left me BREATHLESS and going %&%^&^…..

      • 99.1.1 Cynthia

        I agree. What I find really fascinating is that our lonely, starved-for-love YS will find that he has a whole community of people around him, once he discovers who his father really is, – his mother, the President (if he lives) and his family, his NaNa and her father (if he lives) and his soulmate, Ajusshi :)

        All that family and love.
        If the writer allows it.
        Hope springs eternal!

  100. 100 K@T@M!

    daaaaaaaaaamn il ove that prosecutor………..he’s freaking smaaaaaaaaart

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