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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 11
by | September 7, 2011 | 74 Comments

Hold onto your knickers boys and girls. This one moves like a roller coaster.


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Episode 11 – Don’t Say It Was A Mistake. This Is The Second Kiss.

In what I thought would be a nice romantic moment for Sam Soon and Jin Heon has turned in a different direction. After telling Sam Soon that she has charm, after telling her that she can find better guys than the Good Looking Blind Date Guy anytime she wants, after telling her not to see anyone, Jin Heon ruins the moment. Jin Heon adds “…until you pay me back my $50,000.” WHY. WHY? Why would you be mean like that for no reason? And now, it’s gonna get worse. Apparently, Hyun Woo was standing nearby waiting for Sam Soon to come home and overheard the whole exchange.

In his own mind, Hyun Woo feels he has a right to be pissed. Hyun Woo might be a cheater boy but at least he admits that he still has feelings for Sam Soon. Huge difference from a non-cheater boy who doesn’t admit he has feelings? Hyun Woo punches Jin Heon (who deserved it), who returns the favor by smacking Hyun Woo (who deserved it). Street fight? No, Sam Soon stops it, facing Hyun Woo first. Isn’t that interesting? If you are the woman being fought over by two guys, isn’t the guy you like MORE the guy you look to FIRST to ask to stop fighting?

Then Sam Soon turns around, and she tells Jin Heon to go. And when he doesn’t move, Sam Soon tells it to him again. Even Hyun Woo is surprised by Sam Soon, who seems to be taking sides against Jin Heon. Sam Soon even shoves Jin Heon, who really looks upset. What is he upset about?

Hyun Woo is overjoyed and doesn’t even mind that Sam Soon tells him to go as well. Who cares! With Jin Heon out of the picture, Hyun Woo now has all the time in the world to try to get Sam Soon to sleep with him again from time to time. Sam Soon doesn’t have to like Hyun Woo, or even respect Hyun Woo, for this to work out perfectly from Hyun Woo’s perspective. Hyun Woo leans in to try to kiss Sam Soon but Sam Soon yells “MOM! PERVERT!” and Hyun Woo flees with Sam Soon’s mom giving chase.

Sam Soon can’t sleep that night. She wonders how it came to be to have Jin Heon and Hyun Woo chasing after her. Her efforts to improve herself has only attracted the kind of flies that hover around rotting meat.

Jin Heon can’t sleep that night. He tries to throw Samsooki away but can’t. He ends up just using the stuffed pig as a punching and kicking bag. I’m not the least bit offended (*sniff* what did I ever do to you). Three words: Stop. Kicking. Me!

Finally back in bed, Jin Heon stares at the pig who won’t go away. He repeats to Samsooki Pig what Sam Soon said to Jin Heon earlier that night:

Jin Heon: What do I care if you stare at me.

Since Jin Heon is talking to me, I’ll answer his question with a question. If you don’t care, then why are you talking to a stuffed pig?

Step One in Sam Soon’s Master Plan is to get that metabolism going. Yi Young takes her out jogging and tries to talk some sense. Yi Young tells her younger sister to get off of the Jin Heon Dream Train because it’s never going to stop at the Sam Soon station. Instead, focus on a different goal: when Yi Young’s condo sells, they can take the money and open a bakery shop together! It’s a good plan – Sam Soon does the baking and Yi Young handles the business end. Woo-hoo!

On the other side of town, Hee Jin has taken business steps of her own: Step 3 in the Jin Heon Reclamation Project – “Public Appearance To Put All Rumors To Rest” (Step 1 being “Tell Current Girlfriend To Scram” and Step 2 being “Innocently Bump Into Jin Heon On Jeju“).

Hee Jin heads over to Bon Appetit to have lunch, dragging along Henry as well. Well played, well played. See, Hee Jin COULD have showed up at Bon Appetit during the staff break to see Jin Heon, but that would put her on the same level as the rest of the female staff. But by coming as a paying customer, the staff has to treat her well, and they can’t ask her questions or even talk to her.

When Jin Heon joins the table, Henry asks if “Sophie” is at Bon Appetit, not knowing that Sam Soon had quit. Jin Heon wonders why Henry wants to know, which makes Hee Jin want to know why Jin Heon wants to know why Henry wants to know. Henry needs a birthday cake, and Jin Heon tells him to look elsewhere since Sam Soon isn’t just any cake maker.

Hee Jin perks up at that. Why does Jin Heon care about whether Henry asks Sam Soon anything? Jin Heon plays it off, but a penguin named Awk-ward comes for a visit and sits with the three of them for the rest of the meal.

So the Bon Appetit staff want to know: how can Heej get all the guys! Well, no doubt part of it is that Hee Jin is a slim and tasty like a Pepero pretzel stick. And it isn’t like Sam Soon hasn’t noticed.

In an effort to lose weight, Sam Soon goes on an all-beef-all-the-time diet. But with her mom and Yi Young going nyam-nyam-nyam over what looks to be mouth-watering bi-bim-bap with plenty of hot-sauce, Sam Soon is suffering. Dying for a taste, Sam Soon asks if the bi-bim-bap is any good. Her mom and Yi Young can barely look up to answer, so focused they are on shoveling the spicy mixture of rice, spicy sauce, meat and veggies into their mouth.

Sam Soon lasts about a half-day after watching her mom and sister eat the bi-bim-bap. Not even a full day on the all-beef-all-the-time diet. Hey, I’m not throwing stones but she won’t get no choco-abs that way.

Sam Soon gets a call from Jin Heon, who orders her to pick up her bike that night or it’s going to be tossed. Sam Soon heads over and notices that the front tire is flat. She asks Jin Heon to drive her home.

On the drive over to Sam Soon’s, Jin Heon asks the question he’s carried with him all day: what did Sam Soon do with Hyun Woo that night? Sam Soon replies, never you mind. That’s right, keep him guessing!

After a silence filled with “Say something!”, Jin Heon asks another personal question but less intrusive. Whither the name “Sam Soon”? Sam Soon reveals she was named by her disappointed grandpa, who had expected a boy to be born but instead, got a third girl. Trying to keep the conversation going, Jin Heon asks about why Sam Soon needed the $50,000, but all these questions raise more questions, like, why all these questions?

Just then, Jin Heon’s phone rings out, but Jin Heon tries to let it go to voicemail but Sam Soon insists on having him take it. It’s Heej, the Smile Queen!

Since neither of them are doing anything wrong, why not take the call? Afraid Smile Queen might turn into Frownie Franny? Not taking the call means you’re up to no good. So Jin Heon takes the call, but then lies about what he’s doing. That works fine until he nearly blows through a red light and Sam Soon yells at him to stop. Whoopsie! Jin Heon quickly hangs up. Now he’s in trouble. Smile Queen is now Nervous Nellie.

A pissed Jin Heon pulls over to the side of the road and orders Sam Soon out of the car. Sam Soon won’t leave but then Jin Heon starts taking out the bike.

Dude, what’s WITH you and leaving Sam Soon at the side of the road! Sam Soon gets out of the car but faces up Jin Heon. She asks the question. Does he like her or something?

Jin Heon answers with a question of his own, using his Fake British Haughty Korean accent:

Jin Heon: Didn’t I say this to you before? Who would like to hold a person like yourself? You… are just not my type. You wanna know why? Because you have ugly hands. Are these pig’s feet?

Sam Soon: You’re not my type also. You wanna know why? Because you can’t be honest. Speak honestly. Was there even two minutes, one minute even, when you liked me? Yes or no?

Jin Heon: …No.
Sam Soon: Then, let me teach you one more thing. Don’t pull stunts like this. Calling out a person in the middle of the night for no good reason, asking her questions like it’s a census, and snapping back answers like this… do you know how this is interpreted? “I’m… interested in you.” If you’re not interested in someone, don’t do meaningless things like this. Don’t confuse women like this for no good reason.
Jin Heon: And so, were you confused?
Sam Soon: I was. For about 59 seconds.
Jin Heon: My bad. For confusing you.

And with that Jin Heon turns to leave, but kicks over her bike first before driving away. I would have believed Jin Heon, but kicking the bike? That says, “I’m… interested in you.” Actually, EVERYTHING screams “I’m interested in you.” And it isn’t like Sam Soon doesn’t know. She knows. And she knows that Jin Heon is acting this way because he’s an immature person.

And Hee Jin knows too. Well, Hee Jin doesn’t know. Hee Jin suspects, but can’t know for sure. She can’t know because Jin Heon doesn’t know. Still, Jin Heon apologizes to Hee Jin for everything but without defining what “everything” is. Hee Jin has no choice but to let Jin Heon off the hook. What can she do? Hee Jin has no leverage anymore. She can either dump him or she can forgive him. But she didn’t survive advanced gastric cancer and three years of recovery so that some pastry chef can confuse her boyfriend with some late night hijinks.

Ding dong, calls out Sam Soon’s door bell!

Who is it NOW? Jeez!

Sam Soon gets called out, this time by Hyun Woo. He wants to have a date, sort of like a finale for their relationship before he gets married. As unbelievable as this sounds, it sort of makes sense for both Hyun Woo and Sam Soon (assuming that both were good friends after the break-up). It would be a time for celebratory remembrance, a time for toasting good fortune and health to each other as they move on with their lives, never again to be so close. Culturally, the staying-close-friends-with-exes after one gets married… it’s just not done.

Sam Soon is actually amenable to the idea, probably because in her mind, if a cool send-off will get rid of Hyun Woo for good, then it would be good for both of them. And more importantly, Sam Soon would be doing this for herself, because maybe there would be at least some recognition of the three years that they spent together. Three years is a long time, and a lifetime can be lived in those years. She would celebrate her memories, because those memories are a part of her.

So Sam Soon goes with Hyun Woo, who drives them to the same hotel where he dumped her (nice) and where Jin Heon had broken up her date with Good Looking Blind Date Guy. Sam Soon wants to go elsewhere, but Hyun Woo doesn’t know anywhere else. They go inside but meet Jin Heon by the elevators. It is Jin Heon’s mother’s hotel after all.

Jin Heon stares at Sam Soon but gets in the elevator anyway. Hyun Woo brings out a little needling, but Jin Heon doesn’t bother with Hyun Woo, focusing his words on Sam Soon, calling her an unfaithful and irresponsible person. Which isn’t true, obviously, but he’s upset and he STILL can’t figure it out other than he’s upset.

Alone at last with Sam Soon at the hotel club bar, Hyun Woo presents Sam Soon with an engagement ring, asking her to marry him. Hyun Woo magnaminously says that he’ll break it off with Chae Ri if Sam Soon says yes. But Sam Soon reverses the order, saying she’ll accept the ring if Hyun Woo breaks off the engagement first.

Hyun Woo, in a slightly surprising reply, agrees to break it off with Chae Ri. Sam Soon offers to call Chae Ri to tell her the news. Oh, you mean right NOW now? But it’s too late to call… Not too late for Sam Soon though. Sam Soon picks up her phone and calls Chae Ri, telling the latter to break his legs and do whatever it takes to turn him into an honest person. She hands the phone to Hyun Woo, who hangs up on Chae Ri. Bluff called!

At that moment, Jin Heon appears from behind and yanks Sam Soon’s phone from Hyun Woo. Get your mitts of my woman’s phone! Jin Heon and Hyun Woo each take a Sam Soon wrist like two kids grabbing the ends of a wish-bone. Standoff!

But the standoff ends rather anticlimatically as Jin Heon merely kicks Hyun Woo over and drags Sam Soon out of the bar. To the men’s room. To smooch her. Because… that’s romantic. Forget OST mixtapes, poems and flowers. This is the way to woo Sam Soon. And it’s not like there’s bad memories of Sam Soon here, right.

During the smooch, Sam Soon’s eyes are wide open. She’s not swayed. Sam Soon is mad. She asks if Jin Heon’s high. No. Drunk? No. Another one of those mistake-y kind of things that happen every now and then? No. Then what IS it this time?

Jin Heon yells, “I’ve started to like you! I like you! I can’t stop thinking of you! Why do you flutter inside my head so and fluster me! Why not just get out of my life!”

Sam Soon has just about had it. She agrees to stop bothering Jin Heon and starts to leave. Jin Heon softens dramatically and asks to take back his last words.

Sam Soon’s emotional guard is crumbling and she finally starts to yell. NONE of this has been fair to her. What right does Jin Heon have to treat her this way? And after everything that has happened, it’s not that she ever expected Jin Heon to be romantic to her, but couldn’t he have picked a place that wouldn’t have had such terrible memories for her? In what amounts to a summary of her life, Sam Soon cries out.

Sam Soon: What makes this so hard? If you like me, then you like me and if you don’t then you don’t. What makes this so difficult and complicated? This is really hard for me. It’s so hard, it’s killing me!

Jin Heon hugs Sam Soon, and slowly, Sam Soon hugs back.

Maybe she didn’t want to believe it, as she’s been burnt so many times before.

But here again, she opens up her heart and hugs away!


After rooting for Sam Soon – Jin Heon for like 10 episodes, I am sort of ambivalent here. For or against Jin Heon?

Anti Jin Heon. Jin Heon has always thought of himself first. And he’s never considered the possibility that maybe he’s not right for Sam Soon. Shouldn’t that be part of his consideration? Jin Heon has never stopped to think how his actions have affected Sam Soon. How immature can you get? And if you really love someone, shouldn’t you consider what would happen if you actually started dating that person? Why should Sam Soon have to spend the next 10 years waiting for him to grow up, or worse, baby-sitting him?

Pro Jin Heon. That’s a pretty arrogant argument, isn’t it? What makes anyone think that they can know what’s best for another person? And so what if Jin Heon thinks about himself first? EVERYBODY thinks of themselves first. What do you think Sam Soon has been doing, saving the world – one pastry at a time? These are grown people! Let Sam Soon decide what’s best for herself! The question isn’t whether Jin Heon is or isn’t “best” for Sam Soon, because who knows that anyway. The REAL question is this: Does Sam Soon want Jin Heon? If the answer is yes, then what is so hard to understand? Let them hug and cheer them on!


74 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. jandoe

    samsooki thank you! wonderful start to a morning 😀

  2. kate

    Awwh I miss My Name is Kim Sam Soon. I want to re watch these episodes after you recapped this but I’m just starting school tomorrow T^T

    • 2.1 xine

      I’ve started watching the series again and it’s huge fun. Thanks Samsooki!

  3. ethvren

    “On the other side of town, Hee Jin has taken business steps of her own: Step 3 in the Jin Heon Reclamation Project – “Public Appearance To Put All Rumors To Rest” (Step 1 being “Tell Current Girlfriend To Scram” and Step 2 being “Innocently Bump Into Jin Heon On Jeju“).”

    OH BRAVO! Very well put indeed!

  4. Stacy

    Loving the memories your recaps bring back!

  5. polly

    Awww Samsooki, U poor thing! U ve suffered a lot in this ep! Get Well soon ok? And stay away from Ji Heon, he’s kinda lost it and he is taking it all on u.

    • 5.1 polly

      oops l meant Jin Heon… 😛 Too much of PTB 😀

    • 5.2 samsooki

      I know, right? Pig Rabbit never had to go through this…

  6. Emely

    Three words is all I have to say: My FAVOURITE episode. 🙂 Thanks samsooki for the recaps. Hilarious and entertaining as always!

  7. babylind

    thank you! this made my day! =)

  8. germaineora

    love love love sam soon….

  9. lib

    thanks for the recap! Way to bring back the good memories of this show. i still feel giddy just by reading this. even though i watch this for a hundred times already.

  10. 10 MJP

    Good read, Samsooki! I like your writing style!

    Thank you.

    Now, if I could just get the toddler out of the pajamas and out the door, that would be great!

  11. 11 whatis

    Man… do these korean male leads NEVER read Pride and Prejudice?? Don’t they know women HATE declarations of love delivered in the Darcy-ian manner? hahahaha… but then again we all love Darcy at the end… so maybe they’re doing the right thing, haha!

    There really has been a whole slew of drama that basically has the same exact lines… “I like you! It’s your fault! Why can’t you get out of my brain! argggh!!!” … coooome ooonnnnn.

    Love this drama <3!!

    • 11.1 himonogirl

      First: Do Korean male leads read? I doubt it.
      And yes, we all love Darcy in the end, but because he’s SO NOT the same Darcy! We love him because he was able to understand his mistakes, and change…

      Indeed, there have been so many, many dramas going on the “it’s YOUR fault I love you, you better get out of my life” bandwagon.


      samsooki, thank you for this time-travel ride ^^

    • 11.2 samsooki

      Wow, a Pride and Prejudice comment!

      And alas for Mr. Fitzwilliam Jin Heon, who apparently is not a sensible man, whose deficiency of nature has been but little assisted by education or society… and alas again for Bennett Sam Soon, far too sensible a girl to fall in love merely as she had been warned against it by her sister. 🙂

      • 11.2.1 xine


      • 11.2.2 So3


      • 11.2.3 sleeplessinwgtn

        Now that you’ve mentioned that, yes, MNIKSS has some parallelism to P&P – my favourite Jane Austen. I watched P&P so many times and then I stumbled across MNIKSS and the rest is history…

  12. 12 KDrama Fan

    After the final of drama farce MWTS it was somehow comforting to see a pic of Sam Soon getting her own back.

  13. 13 come2noona

    Thanks samsooki! I love reading your recaps!

  14. 14 lafawnDUH

    I named my new yorkiepoo puppy samsooki.

    thanks for the funkydoodle recap!

    … and yes I made my own adjective. It’s a faux-synonym of awesome.

  15. 15 grace

    Thank you for the wonderful recaps, have been enjoying them! I would love to see this series, but have been looking every where for the raw files and only the older version comes up this is a remake right? Thanks for you help.

  16. 16 Jomo

    Thanks for the recap!
    Your take on HW in these recaps completely changed my view of him. I never could bring myself to like him, but, now….maybe.

    I agree with Emely, this is the BEST episode.

    Even without the big U-turn of love.
    Even without the elevator declaration.
    Even without the “my woman” line in the bar
    Even if they did not have the kiss in the men’s room, or JH’s “except for that last part” addendum.

    Because he kicked over the bike! He KICKED OVER the BIKE!*

    We know that that means. KSS knows what that means. Poor Samshik, still clueless, still SUCH A JERK!

    Which really really really makes him the luckiest chaebol ever. He completely does not deserve KSS, who has magic MR eyes (say it outloud) that can see into his true self. KSS, who despite everything believes he is worth all her patience.

    *(I felt HB captured and stored that moment of “boy jerk in love” from that scene and basically wore it like aftershave to come up with his Joowon-i-tude in Secret Garden.)

    • 16.1 Dorotka

      Same here. The best episode. And the bike scene! I loved it as well. Oh, he is so not-in-love-with-her! 😀

      * but Joowon wasn’t in denial, I would say the opposite… quite a pursuer. Although he did throw the bike vacuum cleaner into the water…

    • 16.2 bbstl

      🙂 I’ve always thought of Kim Joo Won as Sam Shik grown older (can’t really say grown UP) without the influence of Sam Soon.

      The lasting appeal of the P&P story, I think, is that not only does he change, but he changes FOR HER and because of her. Most of us think at some point that we can change the man we are with. It rarely works the way we want it to, hence it is The Girls’ Holy Grail.

      Agree completely about the bike scene. Sam Shik reverts to an even more childish reaction than usual, maybe about 3rd grade? He will have to shape up before Sam Soon will listen to anything he says now.

  17. 17 foraredrose

    Thank you so much for the recap, samsooki! One of my favorite episodes 🙂

    In another note, I have been looking far and wide for a samsooki doll. They are “out of print” on YesAsia :'( Does anyone know of other places I can get one, besides eBay? My Pig-Rabbit is waiting for his noona….

    • 17.1 Jomo

      Just curious – why not eBay?

      • 17.1.2 foraredrose

        Thanks for the link, Jomo! I have seen them on eBay – it’s just that I would prefer to buy it from a licensed retailer rather than a third party if I had that option.. but it doesn’t look like it.. If I don’t find anything soon, I’ll just be buying from eBay!

        • Emely

          I don’t know which country you live in, but I bought one a few months ago in Chinatown Sydney. 🙂

  18. 18 meri

    LOVED IT….

  19. 19 pikapuffie

    my fav ep too! loved samsoon in this one. esp when she called him out about liking her. and of course the kiss!!! 😀

  20. 20 skelly

    I guess I have never been anti-Jin Heon, really; if Sam Soon doesn’t mind dealing with his adolescent jerk-hood, that is her get-out. What makes me pro Jin-Heon, on the other hand, is the fact that she can be honest with him, in critical ways, and he takes that and slowly (slowly!) learns how to be honest in return.

    The key issue, for me, is that with Jin Heon Sam Soon never did the girlish “he-he-he” and the hand over her mouth play-acting that she did with the other possiblity in this drama, the perpetual blind date. She doesn’t hide anything about who she is (unlike Skinny, who ran away and hid when she became less-than-perfect…).

    Jin Heon and Sam Soon have seen each other at their worst, drunk and lost and angry and confused, and still can’t help liking what they see. That’s why, even though I would detest him in real life, I’ll root for them every time I watch this.

  21. 21 ck1Oz

    Dear Mr Samsooki…you’re on a roll today.

    I can’t believe the number of snarky remarks.I love it.
    Still laughing thinking about it.Can’t quite decide if I think you liked this episode or not.

    The bicycle kicking moment and the beginning of the episode-sometimes I don’t understand KD.How come such bad childish behaviour is even thought of?I would like tell the guy like it is…and say ‘geez are you still drinking milk to sleep or what?’

  22. 22 Noelle

    Thanks for the recap.
    I needed this so bad. I believe I just bombed my exam.

    • 22.1 Noelle

      What she sees in this asshat is beyond me. But you love who you love even if he is an asshat.

  23. 23 FlexibleSamurai

    I like your recaps

  24. 24 Anime1234

    Hey, samsooki,

    I so want to see the penguin named “Awk-Ward.” It almost sounds Korean. Maybe you can market this as a plush collectible for the show. Smile!

    • 24.1 IzOcha

      I’ve been sleeping with a toy penguin for ages, whom is yet to be called anything but “Penguin”. Considering said penguin became my companion after ages in the wings due to associating with blokes who dug penguins (a form of sympathetic magic, I guess), I would consider naming him Awk-ward the Penguin. Thanks for the thought!

  25. 25 jenny

    omg i just realised i have a samsooki that sings…i’ve always had this toy pig and it sings when you press on the back of it…and i’ve always thought i’d seen it somewhere and omg i saw the screencap of jh staring at it and it clicked!


    • 25.1 bbstl

      that’s great! what does she/he sing? My little samsooki says (in English) “I love you! I love you!” Just the thing for a bad day.

  26. 26 mvl

    i agree w/anime1234, samsooki i luv u’re line about a peguine named “awk-ward” this is 1 i need to use in the future. thanks again for u’re recap!

  27. 27 Naghme

    wow this is my favorite part of this drama…….

  28. 28 Jomo

    Could you please post the english lyrics to the She Is song?
    It is my favorite Kdrama OST song ever.

    This is what I know:

    Sum gyo wat don nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeh….
    (mumble mumble mumble)
    (mumble mumble mumble)
    (mumble mumble) noh yeh miso

    • 28.1 cingdoc

      ask & you shall receive….

      • 28.1.1 Jomo 143∞

        That is quite a lonely man singing.
        Not at all what I was imagining.

    • 28.2 Emely

      I’ll help you with the next line… “Soon to be mine” dee-dum, dee-dum-dee-daaah. 😀 Ah yeh yeh

      • 28.2.1 Jomo 143∞

        That’s IT!

      • 28.2.2 Emely

        Sumgyowatdon naui sujubun maum..sujubun maum? I SWEAR I thought he said “Soon to be mine!” rofl!!!

    • 28.3 samsooki

      Jomo –

      Here’s my translation.

      숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게 (yeah)
      The hidden bashful heart of mine, I’ll give it all to you (yeah)

      차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소
      Who can move my frozen soul with your smile.

      닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
      The darkness-enclosed heart of mine, I’ll open it all for you,

      지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑
      Who with your determined love has given meaning to me.

      처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
      At first you gave off a scent that was fathomless to me

      시간이 흐를수록 나는 변하고 변하네
      And time passes as I change and evolve

      오~ 내 세상 가득 빛은 내리고 she’s the girl, woah, she’s the one
      Oh – you shone light to fill my world – she’s the girl, woah, she’s the one.

      모든 건 너로 인해 변해, oo woah
      Everything changed through you, oo woah.

      숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게 (yeah)
      The hidden bashful heart of mine, I’ll give it all to you (yeah)

      차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소
      Who can move my frozen soul with your smile.

      처음엔 알 수 없던 너만의 향기가 느껴져
      At first you gave off a scent that was fathomless to me

      세상은 니가 있어 변해 Let it change
      When you are here the world can change, let it change.

      닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
      The darkness-enclosed heart of mine, I’ll open it all for you,

      지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑.
      Who with your determined love has given meaning to me.

      숨겨왔던 나의 수줍은 마음 모두 네게 줄게 (yeah)
      The hidden bashful heart of mine, I’ll give it all to you (yeah)

      차가운 나를 움직이는 너의 미소
      Who can move my frozen soul with your smile.

      닫혀있던 나의 어두운 마음 모두 네게 열게
      The darkness-enclosed heart of mine, I’ll open it all for you,

      지독한 내게 의미를 준 너의 사랑.
      Who with your determined love has given meaning to me,

      차가운 내게 온기를 준 너의 미소
      Who gave warmth to my frozen soul with your smile.

      • 28.3.1 samsooki

        btw, song lyrics translation is kind of tricky.

        lyrics don’t translate word for word because songs can be metaphorical and whimsical.

        plus, i can’t vouch for my translation – the best I can say is it’s something like that. hehe!

      • 28.3.2 MJP

        Ooohhh, that’s a very lovely translation! I like it. Maybe you should go into song writing too Samsooki!

      • 28.3.3 Jomo 143∞

        Merci beaucoup!

        It really is heartbreaking. I guess hearing those words all through the series puts KSS on a level of saviour by taking away Samshik’s pain and loneliness.

        I never really thought of her that way before…

        We non K’s miss out on learning about characters from the soundtrack. Sometimes, it may be a blessing though. (BOF)
        When they keep banging you over the head with the same songs again and again.

      • 28.3.4 mellowyel

        thanks, samsooki! for this and the recaps. Finally getting around to watching this drama and I’m beginning to see why it’s a special one.

        What I find interesting about the song in particular is that it goes from being Hee-jin and Jin-heon’s song to Sam-soon and Jin-heon’s song. Almost like he always thought Hee-jin was who he needed and now he’s starting to change his mind.

    • 28.4 DK

      best song evah~~~

  29. 29 IzOcha


    Thanks for the excellent recap. For some reason I have never seen anger but, when you point it out, the episodes suddenly make so much more sense, and I like Sam soon a bit more. (Them’s be tear’s of rage?! O-oh!)

  30. 30 Abbie

    OMG! Loved this episode! So funny and so fast! Can’t wait for the next one!

    Thanks for the recap, Samsooki!

  31. 31 kit

    your recaps are actually so brilliant. thank you so much!

  32. 32 Eeefu

    I really have to rewatch this – I didn’t notice where Jin Heon placed his hand on Sam Soon in their second kiss, until now… omo

  33. 33 Shin mi rAe

    Thanks samsooki. The fact that im super excited about this recap is testament to how much i love this drama (aired in 2005) and the recapper. This is your best recap so far ( and i’ve been following since city hall)… Those snarky remarks on hee jin are hilariously funny. Im sorry jin heon keeps kicking you around.. Just be happy you didnt suffer a “made for science fiction turned horror movie” surgery like pig rabbit. Imagine if jin heon cut off your nose and sew in the nose of bugs bunny or roger rabbit… And knowing how brattish jin heon is, this surgery will not be as perfect as that done by taekyung.

  34. 34 maria

    the kicks in this episode are hilarious! it rreally shows jin heon’s immaturity, but it always gives me the giggle with a slight symptom of tingles. i’ve seriously never seen such jealous kicks before. hehehehe 😀

    also, cannot unsee: whenever i imagine you now typing up recaps like this one, you are officially a stuffed-punching-bag/pig sitting in front of a macbookpro. O_O

  35. 35 laya

    The main pic scared me. I had to look at the title to realize that was Sam Soon O_O

    Thanks for the recap! /runs off to read

  36. 36 21

    Its so fun to read your recap!! I am definitely on Team Jin Heon!!

  37. 37 Fabmari

    Samsooki, what a great recap you do here. It is so witty. I cant stop myself from laughing out loud.

    I have more fun than watching the episode itself (because I was too angry that Samsoon is being hurt like that.

    Hyun Woo punches Jin Heon (who deserved it), who returns the favor by smacking Hyun Woo (who deserved it). WELL SAID!

  38. 38 Ennayra

    Thanks for the recap! This is one of the few dramas that I actually own and it’s totally worth it. I’m so happy that you’re recapping it.

  39. 39 sulyn

    Thanks for doing this recap, Samsooki. This is my first kdrama and I fell in love with KSA. Will be reading your recap and rewatching this beautiful drama once I’ve gotten over with my new favourite, Scent of a Woman. KSA, once again, has won me over with her remarkably wonderful acting.

  40. 40 missy_k

    Samsooki, thanks so much for the recap. As usual, it’s funny and fascinating at the same time 🙂
    Do Koreans really eat straight from the pots? I’ve seen this in many dramas, they’ll cook something (like ramen) and eat it straight from the pot.

  41. 41 mini me

    Dear Samsooki, you brought back the feeling of frustration in me. I remember how frustrated I am with Jin Heon attitude and his mingling feeling through the whole drama. He just can’t decide and always make Sam Soon suffer with his indecision. It kept bugging me till the end, I felt sorry for Sam Soon. She does not deserve him and he does not deserve her ( Sam Soon is a better person than him!). But in the end, I think they really suit each other. The one’s who is outspoken, frank and unpretentious (Sam Soon). While the other, who needs to be taught all basic moral uprightness (Jin Heon, of course!). Who is a better teacher than Sam Soon! Isn’t that balance the scale. Ahh…what love made u do all kind of weird things. Jin heon, you are All In..i tell u ..All In…All into Sam Soon 8(*-*)8, wake up!. The road to Happiness is harsh indeed. Keep the good work Sam Soon …I mean Samsooki ….i mean Both of you …hee anyway domu..domu kamsahamnida .Thank u. *(*_*)**(^-^)*.

  42. 42 Dilara

    wahhh I’m really angry at the both of the men. When I saw that Hyun Woo guy gave her ring, a sarcastic laugh escaped . How can they treat her like that? I really felt bad, and jin heon needs more lessons. Why I started to hate the lead role, that’s first for K-drama I think XD
    Because of your recaps I started to watch this drama again. Thanks for this. I really love this. LEt’s see Jin Heon can change my mind?

  43. 43 mellowyel

    Finally have a spare minute to comment!

    Okay, so first of all, does Jin-heon love Sam-soon? Not quite. He likes her for sure, but then that begs the question – does he like Hee-jin still? Or is he just trying to eat his cake and have it? (hehe) I suppose Hee-jin left a gaping hole in his chest when she left and Sam-soon unwittingly (and unbeknownst to Jin-heon himself) began to fill it. So when Hee-jin came back, he goes about putting her back in, only to find that she doesn’t quite fit like she used to. Jin-heon’s arrogance and childishness prevented him from seeing that until he was deep in the water on both sides – back in his old relationship and yet thinking about Sam-soon all the time. The person he really needs to be honest with is himself. I mean, kissing her in the men’s bathroom of all places is a clear sign that he’s not ready for this yet, or deserving of Sam-soon yet. He’s lucky she’s generous with her love.

    I’m all for letting them hug, but I have wanted to punch Jin-heon out for the past 3 episodes (Thanks, Hyun-woo!). So knowing that that’s the person Sam-soon is hugging annoys me. But I respect her for being honest and upfront and not running away from her feelings. Of all that she’s said in this series, the part about her loving wholeheartedly every time is what sticks with me. In that sense she’s really brave, ready to love and hurt and get back up again despite everything. I don’t know if that’s wisdom that comes with age, or proof that she’s really not that old yet, but I like it 🙂

    Also, I respect Hee-jin, and I feel bad that she had cancer, but did she really expect that after three years of no contact everything would just go back to normal? It’s idealistic at best, and to me, just seems extremely selfish. I think her and Jin-heon’s love lacks in the honesty and selflessness departmenst. They’re way too caught up in showing the perfect versions of themselves to each other, to keep themselves in this utopia of “what we thought our love was” or “what we think it should be”, as opposed to facing up to the realities of what it is. And unlike Sam-soon, they’re not ready to put it all on the line. Like, what if Hee-jin had died in America? Surely that crossed her mind? She wouldn’t even have called to say “I love you?” She’d assume that he already knew, even after she ditched him? I mean, come on!

    Okay done. Back to homework…

  44. 44 Belle

    “Yi Young tells her younger sister to get off of the Jin Heon Dream Train because it’s never going to stop at the Sam Soon station.”
    Well aren’t you all kinds of fabulous.

    I love the sisters together, they remind me so much of my sister and me; it’s incredibly entertaining! Great job casting too, they have amazing sibling-chemistry.

    Now onto the sizzling chemistry… Okay, it was in a bathroom, and with peeing men gaping at them, but still. These two together make my heart sing. I’m a bit unsure of them now though. I’ve only once been against the main couple (in You’re Beautiful because I loved Shinwoo – and really, can you blame me?) and I’m kinda liking both females for some reason. I just want Heejin to realize it’s not the same because it’ll never be the same again. In that aspect I’m on the same boat as you; I feel bad she had cancer, and she makes you feel bad for her, but a hot doctor who travels across the world for you and you still cling to an old boyfriend whose heart you shattered? Come on. Be real with me ladyface.

    Okay rant over. Enjoyed this rollercoaster! Great recap – as always! 🙂 xx


  45. 45 dramadreamer

    Samsooki, i love reading your comments! super witty and totally barbed lolXXX “get off the Jin Hean Dream Train because it ain’t stopping at Sam Soon Station?” oh man, that goes down in the annals of dramabeans history as one of the top 10 favourites! and the earlier one about JH crossing the line once he told that lie to Hee Jin – “…there are no lines after that, only degrees of justification…” . JH – you are such an asshat!! what did you ever do to deserve SS!! she’s too good for you! . She can save your restaurant, cook great porridge, nurse you when you get into fights , cuddle you when you’re sick/sad, tell you what is in your heart (which u never knew, kiddo) – heck, she’s way stronger than you and can win you are arm wrestling and she can even climb a mountain! And even if you left her, she would still be fighting! so, please wake up and stop hurting her or else just marry HJ pretty/skinny and have your pretty/skinny babies and never experience SS awesomeness!

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