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The Script Doctor is in: Myung-wol the Spy

girlfriday: Wait is KBS really going to recast a different actress in the SAME role??

javabeans: That’s DUMB. I understand why they’d consider it, but it’s lame.

girlfriday: It is so stupid. Arrrgh. Are they going to go with some crazy plastic surgery story, or are all the characters going to PRETEND that they don’t notice?

javabeans: This ain’t All My Children. What actress is going to want to take the role? Will Eric just have to react in exactly the same way that he would with a different actress?

girlfriday: Seriously. It’s all kinds of crazy.

javabeans: I get that they’re in emergency mode, but they have a week to rework the story and shoot the next episodes. Given that they were only 40% done with shooting Episodes 11 and 12 on a Friday night before the whole kerfuffle went down, I think this is do-able.

girlfriday: Time to call in the Script Doctor.

javabeans: So! If we were writing the rest of this drama, what would we do?

girlfriday: Kill her.

javabeans: And then?

girlfriday: I dunno. I only thought that far because the last scene we saw was the fake-shootout-turned-real.

javabeans: She could be rushed to the hospital in intensive condition.

girlfriday: With a body double like Bad Guy.

javabeans: And she dies in the hospital. But then the body disappears. Dun-dun-dun! WTF? Is she dead or is it a North Korean cover-up so her cover isn’t blown?

girlfriday: The problem is, with no heroine to be the action-hero spy, we either need Ryu to step into her place (but then what of the romance?) or Kang-woo to reveal himself as a super-secret agent.

javabeans: Both! I think Ryu should fall for the cute South Korean spy who should have been tailing Kang-woo all these episodes but got lazy.

girlfriday: Ha. Maybe her daddy managed to ground her.

javabeans: Oh I know! Kang-woo does something suspicious, only to reveal that Da-hae has actually been tailing him this whole time, but she was so good she went unnoticed. Retroactive continuity FTW. And yes, Kang-woo should be “activated” as an agent. He’s been in sleeper mode, a la Ok-soon and Hee-bok at the beginning.

girlfriday: Or maybe, he’s a sleeper-sleeper agent, as in has to be subconsciously triggered to realize that he IS a spy!

javabeans: Oh, like his chip hasn’t been switched on yet?

girlfriday: Yeah, yeah. That would explain his lightning quick reflexes, but cowardly demeanor.

javabeans: Who does Kang-woo work for?

girlfriday: The Goblin?

javabeans: Who is his father?

girlfriday: Oooh! Ooooh!

javabeans: Oh! As he knows it, the Goblin killed his father. But it turns out the Goblin IS his father, and he didn’t die.

girlfriday: He had to fake his own death, in order to go into hiding…. because he knows something deadly.

javabeans: About the books and the havoc they would wreak. He tampered with the books so they could never be assembled.

girlfriday: Yes, maybe he was the one who first put them together, and realized the political turmoil they would bring, and vowed to destroy them for good. But then he got intercepted somehow, and three of them got out. So he’s still got the last one. Or is my math wrong?

javabeans: Honestly, I’m not entirely certain the drama’s math is correct on that one. In any case, Chairman Joo ruined his plans.

girlfriday: And took a leg!

javabeans: Like City Hunter?

girlfriday: Yes. Maximum Daddy drama.

javabeans: Now Kang-woo finds out Chairman Joo is hunting down the Goblin as well, and he has to beat that ticking clock to get to him first. Wait, we need to iron out some backstory. If Kang-woo’s working for Goblin, he had to be trained in the first place, right? Before he was “put to sleep”?

girlfriday: He could have been trained by his dad when he was a child, like Sydney Bristow style.

javabeans: But we know he wasn’t, at least not the way we’ve seen it. The most likely time or opportunity would have been after Chairman Joo took him in, which suggests that at one point Joo and Goblin were partners.

girlfriday: So then maybe Dad laid the foundation, but then his former partner Joo trained him and put him to sleep, after feeding him false information about the Goblin and whatnot… Er, does this make any sense?

javabeans: It could. We just need to connect a few more dots. For instance, what exactly is the shocking secret of the damn books? We need a big reveal, like in Runaway when we find out what Melgidec needs from Jin-yi and the origin of the gold. (Wait, what was the secret of Rambaldi anyway?)

girlfriday: I was just thinking that. Like some crazy Rambaldi secret. I think it was some kind of bio terror, like turning people into zombies in whatever radius of the big red ball (yeah, WTF). I don’t think we have to go into zombie territory.

javabeans: Please let’s not. No zombies or vampires.

girlfriday: It could just be a reinterpretation of a known fact in history, something pivotal to both North and South. Uh….

javabeans: This is a farce, right? You know what would be hilarious, is if in the end it turns out to be some big misunderstanding. It’s the work of a Baekje-era prankster.

girlfriday: HA. A centuries-old fuck you?

javabeans: A wild goose chase of the most epic order.

girlfriday: Okay, I’m totally onboard with that.

javabeans: Right? It totally fits the tone of the show, more than the emphasis on the book as a huge, peninsula-transforming game-changer. Meanwhile, Kang-woo guesses that Myung-wol isn’t dead either. She was taken, and he has to save her.

girlfriday: Or, he does think she’s dead, and he just goes crazy with revenge.

javabeans: I want him to team up with Ryu somehow.

girlfriday: Because they both love her. So that works. Begrudging partnership to avenge the death of the woman… they both loved. Ha.

javabeans: What’s our endgame? How would our finale wrap up? I would want it to go out on a comic note.

girlfriday: I’d want the whole thing to go back to its original farcical tone, especially if they’re going to even try continuing this with no heroine.

javabeans: What if… the North Korean general’s daughter reads the reports of Kang-woo falling for Myung-wol and flies into super angry-fangirl mode, and sneaks into South Korea? To cover up for it, the general blames it on the South. So the situation escalates because the North is like, the South has kidnapped one of our own! We must retaliate!

girlfriday: Haha. So basically it escalates into war, and Kang-woo is the only one who can stop it!

javabeans: YES. It’s like City Hunter, only dumber and dopier.

girlfriday: The dim half-cousin.

javabeans: The North kidnaps In-ah in retaliation, but the South is like, “Eh, you can keep her.” And SHE becomes their big Hallyu-of-the-North star!

girlfriday: Hahaha. Yes, please!

javabeans: Then they find out the books are a big ol’ prank, and toss them aside carelessly. After all that angst.

girlfriday: And then, Kang-woo and Ryu ride off into the sunset together?

javabeans: Bickering into the sunset.

girlfriday: Famous last words: Kang-woo: “Yunno, you’re not half-bad-looking. Can you act?” Ryu: “This is my sad face. This is my angry face. This is my happy face.”

javabeans: Fin.

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OK, this is how I see it.
Myung Wol shoots herself with a real bullet that she put in before the scene, but miraculously the bullet misses her brain entirely but blows up her face into little pieces. She's in the hospital, in a coma, with everyone hovering by, and the doctors tell them that another patient has died a minute ago (Kim Tae Hee, say) and they can do a face transplant. And take it from there.:))) I got really attached to this drama so this situation totally bugs me...

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lool....so u r sayin' they don't need th heroine 'til the end??....could work....especially with RyuWoo romance^^

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Yes, why dismiss this idea?
The problem is, with no heroine to be the action-hero spy, we either need Ryu to step into her place (but then what of the romance?) >/i>

The best OTP of the series is Ryu and KW, KBS. You have the perfect oppty to make all the ladies very very happy now!

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haha...it was so funny. .......

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No we need angst to turn this around.

episode 11 should start with Ryu climing a tower or building in something, sniper rifle in hand, we flashback to a meeting with a north korean general who orders him to kill Myung Wol as she has been 'tainted' or something by Kang-woo, he is ready to take the shot but he can't do it, his love for Myung Wol is to strong for him to obey his orders as he watches the scenes at the end of episode 10 we watch from Ryu perspective as Myung Wol (from a distance) gets up and kisses Kang-woo, we hear a bang and see both of them fall to the ground, Ryu looks round to see another shooter running from the scene, he gives chase but loses them.

we pan in to a close up of an injured but alive Kang-Woo holding out a blodied hand to the bloodied hand of "Myung -Wol" which is not moving!

we move forward 6 monts to see a degected looking Kang-Woo laying about his house, a used bullet on a pendant around his chest as he holds it and cries to himself. We also see Ryu, pouring over reports and pictures, some of which mention Myung-Wol's death as he hunts down who killed her.

Kang-Woo is given a new manager, a pretty girl who manages to get him out of his stupor and up and about again, things start to go well between the two of the till we find out that she is also a North Korean spy, and she was the one that shot Mynug Wol! Ryu also, through and old friend in North Korea spy land finds out about this new spy and moves to get his revenge on her and also Kang-Wol.

New North Korean spy's objective is to finish what she could not do originaly, kill Kang-Woo, but only after getting him to disgrace himself so he looses credability, however she begins to fall for him and ends up in love with him and will now be the one to protect him from a now rouge Ryu who is trying to kill both of them!

And of course she would find the necklace of the bullet which Kang-Woo has and as he watches her looking at it he says "this is the bullet that killed the wonam I will always love" ahhhh angst

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And I died laughing...

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Ohnoes I hope everything will turn out okay!
Sigh, I guess I'll have to wait another week then :(

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superb ending. this will just make everyone happy.
PEACE.NO WAR peeps!

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Haha. These cracks me up, "The North kidnaps In-ah in retaliation, but the South is like, “Eh, you can keep her.” And SHE becomes their big Hallyu-of-the-North star!" and the lines of Kang-woo: “Yunno, you’re not half-bad-looking. Can you act?” Ryu: “This is my sad face. This is my angry face. This is my happy face.”

KBS2 will take both of you as 'BEANS SISTERS' to compete with the HONG SISTERS for their next rom-com drama then. Cheers!!!

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*To edit: 'These cracks me up' to 'These crack me up*

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If we start a collection for your plane tickets now, we could have you ladies over there in a couple of days. After that, I'd say it wouldn't take much for you two to crash the set, distract the writers and/or couriers, and give the world the joy of your plot line. :)

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Omg!!! How HYS do that to Eric?!? She's only thinking of herself. I really liked how she portrayed Myung-wol although plot seems like it's not getting anywhere. And I was looking forward to the next episode! Damn it!! Why did she had to leave SK all of a sudden!! Would they be able to find a better replacement??

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@ GIRLFRIDAY @ JAVABEANS YOU TOO ARE THE BEST !!!! AND YOUR RGHT THIS ISN'T ALL MY CHILDREN THIS IS KOREA'S DRAMALAND!!! I LIKE THAT IDEA!!! IT COULD REALLY WORK! OR PEOPLE TUNING IN TO TO HOW THIS DRAMA WILL END AND THEN THE RATING MIGHT GO UP OR THE EXTRA TO EPS MIGHT COME INTO PLAY?? HMMM ??? TO FULLY EXPLAIN THE CHANGES!!

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Agree, make the story more about Ryu and Kangwoo and how they will save the humanity, and agree too to make Daehe's role bigger

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I am glad she is coming back, she really is the star of the drama

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Well I am not shocked by this. I see this a lot in spanish telenovelas(dramas). In one drama that I saw the whole cast was killed and they brought only the protagonist and the villain back.

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LOL! I loved it when GF said: Famous last words: Kang-woo: “Yunno, you’re not half-bad-looking. Can you act?” Ryu: “This is my sad face. This is my angry face. This is my happy face.”

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who needs scriptwriter when we have you 2? hahaha hurry and submit it to them!

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"Ryu: “This is my sad face. This is my angry face. This is my happy face.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

I couldn't breath for 3 min after reading that last line. Brilliant!

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