Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 4
by | September 1, 2011 | 68 Comments

It’s war, and it’s also the first episode where I sided more significantly with one character over the other. Listen, when you break the heroine’s heart, you spend the recap in the doghouse. Rules are rules. Stop looking at me with those puppy eyes.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Hyung-woo is caught red-handed with his ex Hee-soo, though it’s more like he’s caught in a moment that looks worse than it is. I mean, that’s three lies about one ex-girlfriend, one after the other. Doesn’t look good, buddy.

Shocked, Eun-jae whirls around and gets in her car, and then on second thought, whips out her camera to take pictures. Ah, ever the lawyer. It’s perhaps a little cynical, but it’s certainly smart. There’s no denying it with photographic evidence.

She spends the day by the ocean as the betrayal sinks in, and to comfort herself, she stuffs her face with sushi. She eyes the bottles of soju wistfully, but decides against it, perhaps remembering how her last bender landed her in make-up sex before she even forgave him.

Hyung-woo meanwhile takes Hee-soo with him to try and convince the shop owner to come to court and give a testimony for Potato Grandpa. I don’t really see why she’s that useful here.

She tells him that she’s going to trial for her own case and feeling really alone since no one is stepping up to speak on her behalf, but the cases are so wholly unrelated. It’s really grasping at straws, which sort of makes his whole reason for calling her there that much worse.

It doesn’t do much good and Hyung-woo comes home that night, dejected from another failed attempt on Grandpa’s behalf. He finds Eun-jae schlepping a bag full of beer home, which she proceeds to chug down without sharing.

Hyung-woo tells her about failing down in Seokcho and Eun-jae pointedly asks if there’s anything else he did down there, all the while insinuating that it’s a nice cover he’s got going.

He has nothing to say, so they leave it at that, and he goes to his office. But to his horror, when he sits down at his desk, a giant photo of him with Hee-soo is taped to his monitor. Hahaha. MESSAGE.

He brings it out, demanding to know if she took this picture, how she came to find out… all the wrong things to say. She cheekily asks if he doesn’t like the picture or recognize his own face.

He gets all huffy about her following him, but she tells him calmly that she followed him because he’s acting fishy, and that she knows about him dating Hee-soo. That makes him think twice, now realizing that he’s got two misunderstandings afoot.

She tacks on the third – that night when he said he had drinks with Soju, when she saw Soju and Gogi, with her own two eyes. (Also, I just love that Soju is friends with Gogi. The foods are friends, the people are friends. It works on so many levels.)

Crap, that’s three for three. He flashes back to that night, and we find out that it was actually her mother that he went out with on that particular evening, but he remains silent about it.

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Do you really think Mother would want you to keep it a secret to the point that it aids in your divorce?? Just spit it out already! Your wife thinks you’re cheating on her!

His pride refuses to let him back down though, and he just shouts that he did nothing wrong, so she shouldn’t misunderstand. Uh, I think we’re way past that. She says she’d rather trust a cockroach, and he just shouts back, “Don’t trust me then!”

Eun-jae can’t believe his attitude, fully believing that he and Hee-soo have made a fool of her, while he simply stands by his decree that he’s done nothing wrong to apologize for.

She raises her hand to hit him, and he blocks her, asking if she thinks he’s always going to take this from her. Frustrated and without a way to vent, she clears his desk and storms out.

He follows her out asking if she’s really going to be like this, and accidentally kicks her purse…

Haha, she takes it as deliberate retaliation, and proceeds to empty out his briefcase, in what leads to a very silly war on the contents of their purses.

The tension continues to the next morning, when they wake up and see the remnants of battle. They stand on opposite sides and smirk, not nearly satisfied with the death of one measly cell phone.

Hyung-woo brushes his teeth and when Eun-jae comes in to join him, he warns her to squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom, as per his usual OCD. She snarls and puts down the tube, and then takes out a brand new one and squeezes it from the top. HA. It drives him batty, which is just hilarious.

It morphs into a toothbrushing war, while kicking around the remnants of last night’s battle. I love how childish they are.

Tensions remain high in the office, and Eun-jae spends the morning nitpicking the other employees. Gogi catches on right away and pulls Hyung-woo aside, practically kissing him in the process, to ask what happened.

Hyung-woo tells him that Eun-jae found about his past with Hee-soo and even followed him to Seokcho… only he happened to meet Hee-soo there. Gogi reacts in the proper way, which is fear-horror-fear, and tells him he’s gone mad.

Hyung-woo insists it was for work, but Gogi explains that it doesn’t really matter, does it? To illustrate his point, he asks for a pen. He sticks out two pens: one is Eun-jae, and the other is her ex-boyfriend.

Hyung-woo seems unperturbed, musing that someone like Eun-jae must’ve had lots of boyfriends. Gogi continues, “Then one day, the ex-boyfriend appears in front of you. And they’re together, like this…” *prancing pens*

“And THEN, they go to Seokcho! Together! For Work!” Hahaha. Hyung-woo snatches the pens away, wondering if Gogi isn’t supposed to be his friend. Gogi just proves his point that it pisses him off even imagining it with pens, so he should just apologize no matter what, “With that sincerity that women like so much, and till your knees break.”

Hyung-woo finally wonders if that’s what he ought to do, and Gogi urges him, “For the happiness of Hope.” Heh. At least they didn’t name the office Harmony or Tranquility?

Hyung-woo decides to try and make amends, but he can’t bring himself to outright admit he was in the wrong, so he says: “I didn’t do anything especially wrong… but I didn’t do anything especially right either.” Oh, okay.

She just looks at him blankly, “So you and Hee-soo are nothing to each other?” He guffaws that of course that’s the case… and then awkwardly answers a phone call. It’s from her mother, but he doesn’t reveal who it is. Idiot.

He answers vaguely and then rushes out with excuses, and she wonders how on earth she’s supposed to trust him when he’s acting so suspicious. I don’t blame you.

To that end, she looks into how a person would hypothetically go about cracking someone’s computer password, but after hearing the flood of techno-jargon in response, she gives up on that approach.


Hyung-woo runs off to meet his mother-in-law, only when he arrives outside, he sees his own mother, sitting across the table from her. He quickly puts two and two together, and hides in a panic.

What commences is a four-square telephone relay, where each mom calls her son/daughter-in-law to advise her on the new contract, not realizing of course that each is talking to the other’s child.

Hyung-woo manages to get through it undetected, and then rushes over to Mom’s house to try and convince her not to take it to court. But she refuses to listen to him, only sticking to Eun-jae’s advice.

He storms into Eun-jae’s office to try and get her to back off his mother’s case, but without telling her the whole story, why would she back down? It explodes into another fight, and Eun-jae leaves to go meet Hee-soo.

He panics at that, wondering what she’s about to do, insisting all over again that it’s not what she thinks. Eun-jae wonders that he really doesn’t know his own wife at all, and walks out.

She goes to meet Hee-soo to talk over the case, while Hyung-woo calls her over and over. (He’s now got her number saved as “Open Lid,” after she shouted that her lid was flipped open during their kicking fight, heh.)

She eyes Hee-soo warily while putting up a pleasant front, but can’t really find fault with her. She even wonders to herself why he ever broke up with her, since she seems so perfectly normal. Heh.

Hee-soo worries about the amount their lawsuit is for, because she doesn’t want to make it seem like she’s suing for the money. Eun-jae tells her that it’s a fair amount for what she’s suffered, and that she deserves it. She swears to win, since “work is work.”

As an afterthought she asks if Hee-soo has a boyfriend, and offers to set her up with someone, but Hee-soo declines graciously saying that she’s not in the right headspace to date. Eun-jae offers that it might be nice to lean on someone, and Hee-soo brightly tells her that she’ll lean on Eun-jae then. Eun-jae berates herself for even asking, feeling the blow to her pride.

The Hope employees gather at Young-joo’s restaurant to discuss the office wars, wondering how Eun-jae found out about Hee-soo in the first place. Gogi gasps when he discovers that his wife is the culprit, leading to argument between them, as they take sides.

Outside, Soju walks up with a friend, a judge and an old law professor of theirs played by Sung Dong-il. (It’s like a 1N2D reunion up in here.)

Okay, an aside about the nicknames – we find out here that Soju’s surname is So, which would explain how he got the nickname Soju. (It follows the same logic for Gogi’s nickname from Go Ki-chan.) But then he’s also a lawyer, so by title he’s called So Byun (Lawyer So) but… that’s also the word for “pee.” Heh. Hehehe.

Soju pleads with the professor to stop calling him So Byun, and they go into Gogi’s restaurant despite the warnings that the couple is in mid-fight. Meta moment: Sung Dong-il tells Kim Jung-tae that he’s got a really friendly face that makes him feel affection towards him, despite it being their first meeting.

So the professor sits them down for an impromptu therapy session to air out their grievances, and urges them in a calm and soothing tone not to get worked up. Young-joo complains that she can’t be expected to stand idly by when Hyung-woo is cheating, and Gogi shouts that it’s not what it looks like.

The professor starts to intervene, and then stops to ask, “Hyung-woo? Yeon Hyung-woo?!” He gets up with a start, screaming, “Where is that kid?!” He calls Hyung-woo right away to yell at him directly, and Hyung-woo assures him that he isn’t cheating.

He shrinks back in embarrassment, and asks Eun-jae what she’s going around saying. She asks if Hee-soo called to complain, and adds that she never once said anything about going to Seokcho with him.

He cringes, and then when she turns to walk away from him, he calls out, “Hee-soo!” OH. NO.

Did you just call your wife by your ex-girlfriend’s name?! Are you trying to die? He just awkwardly apologizes for the mistake and they busy themselves with work.

The next day they go to Hee-soo’s first hearing, to determine whether they can settle out of court. But her boss is, as described, a first-class ass and a sexist pig, and refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing. To court it is.

Eun-jae encourages Hee-soo and treats her really kindly throughout the whole process, which Hyung-woo notes gratefully. She gets called away for a chat with the opposing counsel from her old law firm, so Hyung-woo heads out with Hee-soo.

Her boss comes up to confront her with accusations and threats, and she stands up for herself despite it hitting her hard. Once he leaves, she breaks down in tears in front of Hyung-woo, crying that she feels so wronged.

She leans on his shoulder to cry, and he puts his arm around her and pats her on the back. It would be very sweet, except for the fact that you are married, and in fact currently attempting to convince your wife that you aren’t cheating. Too many strikes against you.

And of course, Eun-jae comes out of the building and sees them like that. Ouch. That stings in a much more severe way than the Seokcho thing, because that’s a misunderstanding, but this is… as gray and murky as it looks.

It’s just not Eun-jae’s day, as she returns to the office to more bad news, that she lost another case she worked tirelessly on. She sits in a silent daze at her desk all day without moving a muscle.

Hyung-woo returns to the office to find the staff worried for her, and he comes in to try and console her. He tries to tell her to learn to accept losses, but she gets defensive (and metaphorical), wondering if he thinks she ought to just keep taking it.

She sighs and asks him to take her on a drive, but when she names a place she wants to go, he has a quick flash of car crash noises and asks her to go anywhere but there. She thinks he’s avoiding another conversation and just heads home, dejected.

She sits at home and looks at their wedding photo, smiling as she remembers how happy they were that day. She goes to the couch to look at the burn mark and runs her hand over it. “Even if the fire gets put out, the scar always remains, like this.”

Hyung-woo comes home and they have one of those conversations where one party is completely serious and the other is joking, not realizing that he’s saying all the wrong things.

Eun-jae: Do you love me?
Hyung-woo: Out of the blue…
Eun-jae: Answer me. Do you love me?
Hyung-woo: Isn’t that a given?
Eun-jae: Say it in words.
Hyung-woo: How can I say words like that, sober?
Eun-jae: Right… You can’t bring yourself to say it… Because you don’t mean it.
Hyung-woo: What are you talking about?
Eun-jae: You aren’t ever going to divorce me, are you?
Hyung-woo: Of course not. Why would I divorce you?

Eun-jae sighs and goes out for some air, leaving Hyung-woo totally turned around. Would it have killed you to just say “I love you”? Gah.

She goes to that great repository of woes known as the Han River and drinks as she contemplates their whirlwind romance followed by fight after fight after fight. I suppose when you think of it as time spent happily in love vs. time spent fighting, the scales tip pretty severely in the wrong direction.

The next morning she comes to work all laughter and smiles, and the Hope staff is understandably weirded out by her sudden mood swing in the opposite direction. Gogi and Hyung-woo eye her nervously, and Hyung-woo finally calls her up to the roof to ask why she’s so damn happy. Heh.

She tells him that she’s decided to let it all go. Uh-oh. He perks up immediately, thinking that it means she’s somehow magically forgiven him. Boys.

He asks if that means she’s going back to the Eun-jae from their dating days, and she contemplates it for a moment, “The old me?” And she decides that it could be a good thing. Dude, she means the Single Girl Eun-jae. Don’t encourage that.

Hyung-woo remains oblivious, happily telling Soju that he’s finally reached a safe and secure place in his marriage. He encourages Soju to hurry up and get married too, suddenly switching his song from “Don’t ever get married ever.”

Eun-jae drinks at her bar, and HotBar arrives for work. (See, now I don’t even want to know this character’s name. I’ve decided to call him HotBar, which transliterated into Korean is also the word for corndog. Don’t ask me why.)

He can tell something’s up with her, but she smiles it off and says that she’s decided to let everything go, and doesn’t explain. But he, and not her husband, gah, can tell that something’s not right.

On his way to court the next day, Hyung-woo asks Eun-jae to call him oppa, just once for good luck. She counters that he’s only a month older than her, but he whines that it’ll help him win in court, so she sweetly does her best oppa-pout-wiggle, sending him over the moon.

He doesn’t catch one key turn of phrase though, when she says, “Okay, because it’s the last time… Oppa~~~” This does not bode well.

It’s time for Potato Grandpa’s case, and Hyung-woo wins in court, and even manages to get that ajusshi witness there, despite arriving too late to actually help. Regardless, it’s a heroic victory for Hyung-woo and the Little Guy.

He rushes back to the office feeling like a king, and goes straight to Eun-jae’s office, but finds it empty. The rest of the staff cheers for him, and Gogi hands him a letter from the court.

He opens it to find… divorce papers. DUN DUN.

 
COMMENTS

Yay, it’s begun! I know, what a weird response to divorce papers. But I’m glad from a story point of view that the central conflict has taken flight, now that the couple’s relationship has been established. I like that there are sufficient reasons for them to stay together OR separate – because otherwise it’s not an interesting drama.

Now we’ve got an alternative in play that so far puts Eun-jae more at peace, even though she’s presupposing that he doesn’t really love her. There were a hefty number of misunderstandings to maneuver them here, but at the core, I think their issues are real and not just explained away by Mom and other excuses.

While I think it’s stupid to have Hyung-woo continue to keep his trap shut like an idiot, I don’t think that their relationship is all that solid to begin with, so I don’t doubt that this is where they’d end up. The point is to go backwards and get to know each other, oddly enough through the process of divorce.

It seems like there’s a lot they have to discover about themselves as well, which I think will be the rewarding part of the journey for them. While their immaturity is comical, it’s certainly something they’ll have to overcome if they ever want to make their way back to each other.

 
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68 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. 1234

    lol. eun jae always does this thing where she looks down and her lips pout.

    • 1.1 Stephen

      So true! Choi Ji Woo is funny when she does that! And she doesn’t seem to get wrinkles at all! Haha.

      AND…Thanks for the recap! I can’t wait for the english subs to come out, so you’re a lifesaver!

      • 1.1.1 jia

        she so flawless hahaha

  2. rich

    Aiiish. You should’ve told her the truth from the very beginning…. If I were on Eun-jae’s shoes, I’d probably reacted the same way.

    Okay, so here’s the divorce. What a perfect timing. I’ll have to wait for next week’s episode to see what’s next. XD I actually didn’t expect much from this drama but so far, I’m liking its tone. Although divorce is such a serious matter to tackle, I like how it’s being presented now.

    What I love most about the recap is the Han river comment girlfriday said. Hahaha! XD

    • 2.1 kate cee

      “great repository of woes known as the Han River ”

      so true – most kdrama characters cried, wailed, dreamed, pondered, reminisced here….I wonder why?

      • 2.1.1 sly

        Because of the name itself ‘Han’ ;)

  3. onie80

    love ur recap..haven’t seen the drama but i love it already…cant wait 4 next week!!!

  4. k-la

    thanks for the recap. oh i really love this drama!
    im excited to the next episode.!!

  5. Jenn C

    HEE. reading your recaps are more entertaining than watching the drama:)

    • 5.1 R

      So true.waay more fun:)

  6. laya

    Thanks for the recap :D

  7. jia

    reading this makes me wanna cry! haha im affected. im on eun jae side

    • 7.1 Yoo_R

      For someone so dull like HW, I really want to kick him over the butt. Forgive me for saying this but men are rational and logical that sometimes they never think about woman’s feeling and it’s really disturbing. Delusional Mind!!

  8. x0mi07

    Thanks so much for the super awesome recap.

    Somehow, I’m really glad that as the female lead, she was proactive about changing her situation instead of just taking it all in over and over and over again just to keep their love. And while I know the divorce is the central issue here, it’s still really refreshing to see a heroine which is quite different from the others.

    • 8.1 min

      I am thinking at a slightly different angle…

      “Eun-jae: You aren’t ever going to divorce me, are you?
      Hyung-woo: Of course not. Why would I divorce you?”

      Why would EJ ask this question when she is considering filing divorce papers?

      Can it be because she wants an assurance from HW that he will not divorce her, and thats why she go ahead to file the divorce paper, to really knock some sense into HW’s dumb head, since he has been intentionally or unintentionally refusing to talk it through with her. With the assurance, she knows that ultimately they will not be separated and divorce is not what she wants?

      Not sure how lame is this assumption and whether EJ will go to such extend just to make HW sees her point and makes him put her at his priority…

  9. Zoe

    And off to the Han River she goes…nothing good EVER comes out of decisions made there…but, it’s all for the best in her case, though.

    At first, I thought they were taking a while getting to the divorce, but girlfriday really convinced me otherwise once she mentioned how some things are going for them, while some aren’t. You just can’t get people to understand if it’s all crammed into any less than four episodes.

    Either way, CAN’T WAIT for next week’s developments~

  10. 10 Ann

    thank for your quick recap…
    some part of it make me cry !!! I’m on Eunjae side too.

  11. 11 Tiffany

    Thank you so much, GirlFriday for recapping this episode again. i notice that you did the last three episodes. Really appreciate it. I guess Javabeans isn’t interested, eh.

    I am intrigued how the writer is going to bring them back together in the process of divorce. why? in reality, it’s rare for couples to get back together once they went to court and had trials, etc. Too much have been invested in legal fees, emotional scar, and even revenge to reconcile. And if the couple reconciles, it’s usually because of the children, parents, etc.
    So, I am curious how EJ and HW will reconcile and have stronger love and marriage.
    Please PD Writer, don’t disappoint us!

    I like EJ character that she is strong, independent woman who’s not afraid to confront her husband. Because she’s a lawyer, she’s even equipped herself with physical evidence. Ha!

    Men..they can be so clueless sometimes! thinking he’s having a great day when a rock is about to fall on your head!

  12. 12 mnstpdu08

    did they eventually file the marriage? if they haven’t, the divorce doesn’t make sense because they were never legally married

    • 12.1 Tiffany

      She did file the marriage in ep 2

  13. 13 Tok

    Hee soo and Eun jae are being played by my favorite actresses YESSSSS

  14. 14 Saa

    I hope HotBar makes a good contender for Eun Jae again Hyung Woo…

    • 14.1 Genie

      I second that!!

  15. 15 gailT

    thanks very much for the recap, GF. I am only following recaps and not watching the drama yet, but I’m affected. :( These two must end up committing to fighting for each other and for the marriage. They must.

    Are you doing the series by yourself?

  16. 16 craziluver

    i always wonder when Choi Jiwoo is going to get married if she’s planning to ever get married. koreans (and i don’t know about other country) tends to get married late, its becoming a trend, it’ll affect their chances of having babies and/or normal babies.

    • 16.1 kesya

      im praying that also. i want her to get married and have a baeutiful babies :))

  17. 17 cabagegirl

    The Han River must be filled with people breaking up/making decisions

    • 17.1 Tiffany

      Maybe Han River was used to be a dry hole, then people visited the site and cried. It became a river! haha

      • 17.1.1 anais

        Hah, a river full of people’s han. I don’t think I ever thought of the Han river that way until I started watching kdrama.

    • 17.2 Yoo_R

      Why don’t they just cry at home or somewhere else? Though Han River is beautiful but we saw that place in almost every single drama or movies in South Korea. Does Han River has its own fairy tale history related to sadness??

      • 17.2.1 Ace

        Because it’s there. It’s accessible, peaceful, has parks attached, bike paths, jogging paths, exercise areas, etc…if we had one at home, I’d go there whenever I feel the need to be alone and think. Look up a map of Seoul and you’ll never miss it. But I get your point that maybe they should show other places too. Seoul’s got a lot of parks and locations where it’s so quiet and scenic at the same time.

  18. 18 Ani

    Hyung-woo, you’re an idiot. Really, you should’ve read the situation more and told your wife you love her. Too bad you’re not perfect like Jim Clancy.

    I think they never truly fell in love, and in getting this divorce, they might just learn to value each other. And a certain dumbass will learn to love his wife… Now I need to watch the j-dorama. X)

    • 18.1 sully

      I kinda agree with you that perhaps they never “love” each other. Not to say that they don’t care for each other, rather they never allow their relationship to move from attraction to infatuation then to love, and commitment.
      That’s what happened when you get married too fast. Some short courtship couples can definitely survive the marriage if they have a strong commitment to each other, through thick and thin. Unfortunately, both EJ and HW are immature in this area. EJ constantly calls for a divorce when they fight. I don’t think she really meant it until this episode. And HW never really gives EJ the security that she needs to stay married.

      There were some scenes that tugged my heart. But because I prepared for their break up, I was able to accept it without feeling bitter.

      I find it refreshing that CJW and YSH are able to make bickering so cute , that you are not tired seeing them together. They have chemistry even when they are fighting. what gives?

    • 18.2 anna

      OMG, Jim Clancy! Perfect TV husband ever! He’s just so understanding and loving in so many ways. I mean he married a woman who can see ghost without thinking she’s a mental patient, freaking husband of the century.

    • 18.3 Alvina

      lol. Thumbs up for referencing Ghost Whisperer

  19. 19 love

    hyung-woo wasn’t being a really smart lawyer when he put his hands around hee-soo his ex while she was crying..yes they are friends but i think a lawyer should know better to behave them selves right when in public.

    poor eun-jae, because of all the stupid hiding hyung woo is doing its totally giving her all the wrong thoughts and impression…

    im excited to see whats coming next though now that there is a divorce case!!! =D

    thanks for the recaps.!

    • 19.1 sully

      I don’t necessarily think he was dumb or even ignorant when he put his hand on Hee-Soo, but he is a guy who happens to still care for his ex. Because of the business, he has yet to sort through his own feelings to his ex: whether he still has feelings or just being a friend. At home, his wife nags and they often bicker, and now another woman that he is used to date appears in front of him looking so helpless and gentle. Being an idealistic and kind lawyer, he automatically offered help without thinking the consequences. If he so easily offers pro bono work to the potato grandpa and MIL, why shouldn’t he help his ex? his idiot mind is thinking

  20. 20 Dara

    Yesterday I was with the hubby, this ep I’m with the wife. Laughed a lot when she sticked that big pic on his computer screen yet felt sad inside. I felt sad for their relationship the whole episode, it’s nice tho, it seems the hubby is not bending to divorce.

    Ouch! When he called her Hee-Soo, I seriously gasped, any woman on earth would never take THAT!

    Thanks for the recap GF ^^

  21. 21 Lydia

    ESP 4, quite sad and frustrating for EJ. I think she felt betrayed and things does not work out her way. She must felt it is better off being single again. I like the switch in her character that she became cool and calm once she has make up her mind to divorce him. As usual, the man did not get the signal in distress earlier. Looking forward to ESP 5 and wander how it develops. A very realistic drama. Good job everybody.

  22. 22 lucille

    Any link for ep 2 and 3 with eng subs? Cant see from viiki.com huhu
    6.6% rating for ep 4 is good… story is also pacing well…

    Love ep 4 … They say that beware of a woman scorned.. :) (Woman like EJ who are outgoing suddenly becomes silent is scary :) )
    The “simmering pot” is now reaching the boiling point, and probably by ep 6, they will be at the melting point… :)

  23. 23 kesya

    ji woo cut her hair for this show?? on the teaser for nxt epi. her hair bacome short and without bangs?

    • 23.1 Liliani

      Yes! I noticed that too. She sports shorter and one shade darker hair in the next episode. Wonder why her hair is changed.

      • 23.1.1 Ani

        Nothing like pulling a Felicity to show that you’ve changed and your ready for a change. In Eun Jae’s case, this change means going back to her single days.

  24. 24 Noelle

    YES! Can’t wait. Gawd, I know they met-married right away but you’d think they would tell each other stuff or did they just not ask? So many things they kept in the dark from each other. It’s mind boggling.

    Oh man, can’t wait for Hot Bartender to get his romancing time. Will be sweet.

  25. 25 Ann

    may be haircut and change color because EJ doesn’t want to look kinda like his ex HS….but so funny from the preview….HW seem to adjust her new hair to be the same one..( cute )

    • 25.1 kesya

      coz of that i want to see latest pix of jiwoo with her new hair. haha

      • 25.1.1 Liliani

        Ji Woo is very conservative with her hair, she almost always maintains beautiful straight long hair as long as I can remember. I think in 2003/2004, she cut her hair really short ears length. She also doesn’t change her hair color that drastically either. I am surprised she agreed to a hair cut. The hair must have played a significant role in the story.

        • 25.1.1.1 kesya

          me too. at first i taught she’s wearing a wig haha. such a professional actress. she can do anything

  26. 26 anais

    Communication. This couple sorely lacks good communication skills. And they also lack faith in the other person.

  27. 27 Raitei

    The thing that made me curious after reading the whole recap is still the corndog. Hotbar, corndog, hotbar, corndog… >.<

  28. 28 Yessie

    he treats her like crap tho

  29. 29 JD

    hyung woo is a dumbass -_-

  30. 30 mjfan

    I really love JIWOO , she can do anything , she is amazing and funny here , so why the hell she didnt do a rom-com before? ……………….. total waste of talent , I wasnt really convinced with Yoon Sang-hyun as the lead but the have agood chemistry , hope the drama gets better and better , jiwoo , fighting……….

  31. 31 babyfat

    eewwww !!!

  32. 32 butterflywander

    thanks for the recap!!! :( unfortunately it means another week of nail biting anticipation :( i can’t wait for hw to get his ass whooped!!! about time!!!

    from a lady’s point of view, calling one’s wife his EX’S NAME is unforgivable!! smack him!!!

  33. 33 MrSun

    Question. the ex-gf has a striking resemblance to Eun Jae. Is that on purpose? her reddish hair color, style with bangs, and even the length. Are we supposed to note on the similarity?

  34. 34 LJ

    thank you GF for the recaps. where can i watch this with english subs? thank you!

  35. 35 Dee

    Are they doing anything else than brushing their teeth ^^
    the main actress really already very Old but still cute *sigh*

  36. 36 lucille

    ENG subs for ep 1 and 2… Enjoy everyone :) (coz I do)

    http://www.epdrama.com/cant-lose/can%E2%80%99t-lose-episode-2/

    • 36.1 LJ

      thank you Lucille!

  37. 37 Abbie

    Eun-jae is my favorite character in this drama. She’s so cool!

    Finally, we get to the divorce! This drama is so cute, but it has its moments of seriousness that are amazingly played by the actors! With the divorce coming into play, we can really get going with the plot!

    Thanks for the recap, GF!

  38. 38 Joy

    Serious the guy who plays Soju is so hot! Hotter than HotBar. Anyone knows his name? (Can’t find out from Dramawiki)

  39. 39 SmurfY

    This YSH is having an open mouth syndrome, like a mentality retarded person. He supposes to portray a civil rights lawyer who has zero financial intelligence, but in this case he simply acting like an IDIOT!!! it is definitely a miscast.

    He is really a big disgrace to MAN-kind, kneeling down? And constantly subject himself to domestic violence? Come on, replace him and EJ should get refund from his mother!!!

  40. 40 kel

    I have to admit, im sad to see them divorce but i can understand where you coming. Overall its a good story and acting was superb.

    Lets hope they can find a way to clear up and win over each other!

  41. 41 sahel

    سلام دوست دارمopaaaaaaaaaaaaaa saranghaeyoo♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  42. 42 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap! Love Eun-jae (and seeing a sassy Choi Ji Woo) and upset at Hyung-woo for being so evasive and thereby, causing misunderstandings. I’ve seen real-life decent guys actually be smart and rational in everything else, but with communicating with their gfs, they really do exhibit such idiocy!

  43. 43 lucille

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpFbZSBnCU0

    CANT LOSE MV… Love it :) … well apt song “ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE” hahahaha…

  44. 44 DC

    OMG! Is Ha Suk Jin (HotBar) a regular cast member on this show? I must watch this show then!

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