Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 4
by | October 25, 2011 | 94 Comments

It’s the brothers’ episode to shine, as some characters go hurtling towards the truth, while others stay firmly in the land of denial. Grab a hanky and settle in. Oh, and you’re also gonna want your phone handy, to call your brother when it’s over.

Ratings: Promise hits a new high with 17.5%; Kye Baek follows with 13.3%; and Poseidon brings in the rear with 7.3%.


Seo-yeon makes breakfast carefully and methodically, her new method for doing everything. Moon-kwon wonders why they’re eating so early, and she says it’s to buy some time to talk. Not The Talk, but just life stuff, like the fact that she thinks he should quit his part-time jobs to focus on school.

But he insists he’s young and spry and can handle it. Besides, if he doesn’t earn money, how will he marry off his sister? Aw, could you be any cuter?

She starts getting a little ahead of herself, asking him about his future and his plans to marry, which just confuses him because he thought they were talking about her. He senses that she’s saying this stuff to him because there’s a change in her life, and jumps to the conclusion that she’s getting married.

The questions come flying, about who the guy is, when they’re getting married, how he knew there was somebody. She denies, so then he asks if he’s from a wealthy family who won’t allow the marriage.

Startled, she says, “Yes. So I ended it.” Moon-kwon laughs, not even considering that it’s the truth.

She heads out for work, thinking about her brother’s laugh, wishing she could do the same in the face of her illness. She painstakingly goes over everything – that she brought her phone, that she is on her way to work, that she can read at the same pace that she used to.

She spends the entire rest of the way playing a word game in her head.

Ji-hyung heads out and tries calling Seo-yeon’s disconnected line again, over and over. Finally he calls Jae-min to ask for her new number, because he “didn’t end things properly.”

Jae-min asks what that would be, exactly, and points out that he can’t very well give him Seo-yeon’s new number when he’s the entire reason she changed it. Ji-hyung pleads that he just has stuff left to say, that he needs to say. Jae-min: “That’s your problem, ” and “Don’t mess with her.” Gah, I love oppa.

Seo-yeon is first at work, with everything seemingly under control, until a coworker points out that she’s brewed coffee without the coffee. She rushes to the bathroom chanting to herself that it’s okay, that it’s a mistake anyone could have made.

She steels herself in the mirror and heads out, not realizing she’s left the faucet running. But she remembers at the last minute and turns back, her resolve beginning to crack.

At lunch the women rant about how unrealistic their latest project is, a novel about a Candy divorcee who snags a chaebol. “Have you ever actually SEEN a chaebol?” Seo-yeon laughs and says no, more concerned with remembering what she ordered for lunch than whether chaebols exist outside of fantasy.

Meanwhile the actual chaebols stand around arguing over what ridiculously overpriced piece of furniture to buy, and whose taste is gaudier than whose.

Seo-yeon spends every free moment surveying her surroundings, naming objects, places, names. God, I can’t even imagine the terror of being a writer who can’t remember words. She memorizes the coffee menu at Starbucks, which I honestly couldn’t even do on a good day. I mean, what’s a half-caff-decaf-mocha-skinny-frappucino anyway?

She stops in to see her aunt, who’s adorably excited to make her dinner on a non-family-dinner night. Moon-kwon calls to ask for the car keys to go to his friend’s sister’s funeral, and Seo-yeon directs him to her dresser, where he finds the keys and one of her little daily checklist memos. A few normal entries, and then: “Memomemomemomemo, Checkcheckcheckcheckcheck.”

He reads it and smiles, probably thinking that she’s just being a little OCD, and goes to put it back… when he finds another piece of paper. It’s a prescription, for drugs he doesn’t recognize. He doesn’t know what any of it means, so he looks up the terms on his phone.

One of the pills is for Alzheimer’s, while the other is for depression. It starts to dawn on him that this is what’s going on with his sister, and he rushes to the computer to find out more. Panic washes over his face as he reads.

After dinner, Seo-yeon sits with her aunt and asks about her mother, for the first time ever. She asks what kind of person she was, and if Aunt knows where she might be. She doesn’t know (or doesn’t let on if she does), and declares her a crazy person, otherwise how could she have abandoned her children, not realizing what it might mean to Seo-yeon if her mother were legitimately crazy.

Seo-yeon asks if she and her brother would’ve died if Aunt and Uncle hadn’t come to get them, and thanks her for taking them in, despite how poor they were. Aunt insists it only took three spoonfuls of rice to feed them, like it was no big deal.

She in turn feels grateful to her husband, for suggesting that they take the kids in. (They’re her brother’s kids, so Uncle technically has no blood ties.) Seo-yeon takes out an envelope and passes it to her. She went to the department store but couldn’t choose, so she got a gift certificate instead. It’s her first gift to them, now that she’s debt-free and able to say thank you.

Jae-min sits outside a convenience store with a can of beer, and Moon-kwon rushes over to meet him. He says there was no one else, that he had to tell hyung first. Jae-min wonders if he’s in some kind of trouble. Half-jokingly, “Did you get someone pregnant? Does she want you to take responsibility?”

Moon-kwon starts in that it’s to do with his sister, that something’s going on with her. Thinking he means her recent breakup, Jae-min calmly says that she’s got her private life too, and that it’s something he should respect.

But Moon-kwon finally spits it out: “I think noona has dementia…” He lays out all the things that add up now, like her forgetfulness growing by the day, her strange memos, how she always leaves her phone behind, doesn’t recall the names of things.

He tells him about the scissors, how she had to resort to miming them with her fingers, and then blew up at his joke that she was going senile. He shows Jae-min the slip of paper with the name of the doctor she went to see, saying that this was the day she said she went to the dentist.

He says she’s been on painkillers for a while, but these prescriptions, made out in her name, are for new things – depression, Alzheimer’s. Jae-min says it can’t be… she’s too young. Shaking, Moon-kwon looks up at his hyung, looking to him for answers.

Seo-yeon walks home from her aunt’s house, counting each step as she goes down. She sees Jae-min walk up towards her, staring at the ground, completely oblivious to the world.

She waits in his path and he stops at her feet, startled. He makes vacant chitchat and she walks past. He stops her, “Ji-hyung called today.” He relays the message, that he has something he wants to say. Seo-yeon asks what he answered.

Jae-min: “I told him not to mess with you.” Satisfied at that, she says she doesn’t need to hear it, that it’s probably just that he’s sorry. Jae-min’s like, he didn’t even say SORRY? But she smiles, “He would have. Tell him he doesn’t need to feel bad, that I don’t need to hear it. That I’m fine.” Wow, are you thinking of sparing his conscience, even in this moment?

Jae-min watches her hobble down the steps in her high heels and turns back. He takes her arm and walks her down. Seriously, I cannot handle how perfect he is. There’s gotta be something wrong with him. Secret clown porn collection? Deals heroin to kids in his spare time? Something.

He asks if she shouldn’t hear Ji-hyung out, one last time. “What if he says you’re the only woman for him?” Seo-yeon: “While he raises children with someone else?” She wonders if there is such a thing.

She assures him that in a few months’ time, she’ll have forgotten all about him, and be with someone new. “What, did you think he was my one and only?” She apologizes for disappointing him, and laughs it off, saying she’ll be fine. She turns to go.

He starts to go back up the steps, but stops and turns back to watch her walk away. She tells him to turn around. “I don’t want you to see my back.” He complies, and this time she watches him go.

I love these two together. They have such an interesting dynamic that feels different from a normal family connection, but not in a squicky way. Their scenes play out not unlike a pair of lovers, though what makes it great is that he’s just her oppa. (Though obviously, part of me is like, can he be adopted?)

She flashes back to a time when Ji-hyung dropped her off, and she insisted that he leave first: “I don’t want you to see my back.” He asks why, and she says she just doesn’t like it, that showing her back feels sad and pathetic.

It’s telling that this has always been her character. It’s commonly a guy thing to say (at least in dramas) – “I’ll never show you my back” – as in, I’ll never walk away from you. She’s always been the stronger one, to look after other people’s feelings before her own.

Ji-hyung’s pre-wedding drama comes to a head when Hyang-gi’s mom hears his latest request, to push back meeting Hyang-gi’s relatives until after the wedding. He’s basically using work as an excuse to be involved as little as possible, which just does not fly with mother-in-law to-be.

She storms over there to scream her head off at Ji-hyung, and call the whole thing off. Well you just might be doing us all a favor there, lady. He apologizes in his usual placid, zombie way, which does nothing to calm her down.

But Hyang-gi shows up and counters that she’ll just DIE if she can’t marry Ji-hyung, and cries like the seven-year old princess that she is. He picks her up and comforts her, while Mom gapes at her, unable to fathom how she could’ve given birth to a daughter so useless. Ha. I love that Mom basically thinks her daughter is a moron.

Too bad she’s not serious about calling off the wedding though, as she promptly calls Ji-hyung’s mom to have her smooth things out and get him to play ball.

Seo-yeon starts a daily journal, detailing everything she did that day, more like a catalogue than a journal so she can keep track. She then goes over a series of questions geared towards Alzheimer’s patients, and answers them one by one, as if trying to convince herself that these don’t apply to her and that she’s fine.

Jae-min researches her illness online, and Mom brags to him about the gift certificates from Seo-yeon. She muses that she seemed different today, asking about her mother for the first time. Jae-min assures her that it’s natural that she’d be curious.

Moon-kwon calls from a rest stop on his way home, to check in. When she says that she’s settling in to do some work, he worries that she’s overworking herself.

Moon-kwon: What if you work yourself sick? I’m still powerless. It’s not a senseless worry. Of course I worry. It’s just the two of us. I haven’t done anything and you’ve worked so hard. If I didn’t worry, I’d be a jerk. Noona, I love you. I really really love you.

*whimper* The words just come tumbling out, seemingly out of nowhere. Seo-yeon smiles and tells him he’s being weird, musing that he must’ve been traumatized by his friend’s noona’s death. He chokes back his tears.

Ji-hyung gets an earful from his mom about how he’s clearly feeling avoidy because he doesn’t want to marry Hyang-gi. Um, so then why do you insist he still marry her? She tells him to get it together and stop making her nervous, and he assures her that it’s all squared away and he won’t hurt Hyang-gi. Mom: “Your wedding is the happiest moment of your life.” Yeah, you people seem real happy about it.

Hyang-gi’s mom continues to be dissatisfied purely for reasons of pride, while Hyang-gi is busy making sure that Ji-hyung isn’t mad at her. She texts him: “I think I was born to love you.” Oh dear. You are in for quite a shock, princess.

Jae-min sits up pondering what to do, zoning out while the rest of his family goes about their usual incessant shouting. It’s not just you, buddy. Every time your noona opens her mouth I just kind of go numb and tune her out.

Seo-yeon works for a while, and then notices a cup of ramyun sitting on her desk. Fear sets in as she realizes she forgot to eat it. She destroys the evidence, murmuring to herself that it’s okay, it happens to everyone.

Jae-min goes to see Seo-yeon’s doctor the next day, and confirms his fears. He tells Moon-kwon, who bursts into tears. “What is this? What is this, noona? What is this?!” Ugh, my heart, my heart.

Jae-min silently puts a hand on his shoulder as he cries and cries. After a while, he settles down and asks what they’re supposed to do now. She hasn’t filled her prescription – are they supposed to keep pretending they don’t know?

Jae-min suggests they wait a little longer for her, since she’s probably barely hanging on now. Moon-kwon worries about the meds, but Jae-min thinks she’ll tell them when she’s ready.

Moon-kwon: “What if she doesn’t, till the end? … We have to put on an act. Noona’s act, and mine too… Why are we so unlucky? Dirty rotten luck…”

While Moon-kwon cries his little heart out, Ji-hyung attends a couple’s cooking class that makes me want to puke. No, mostly it makes me want to shove his head in the oven, and a pie in Hyang-gi’s face.

Seo-yeon gets a surprise bonus from a project she’s been working on the side, and decides to take her coworkers out. They have a great time, while she spends the night distracted.

Jae-min stares at his dinner that night, unable to eat. Ji-hyung calls, and he steps out. He begs for just one hour of Jae-min’s time, swearing it’ll be the last.

He says he’s scared he’ll lose his friend, though it’s something he knew was a risk from the start. And yet he still hoped, that after everything, his friend might still understand him. Jae-min doesn’t answer, but agrees to have a drink.

Seo-yeon watches her friends sing and dance the night away, as she pours herself shot after shot of soju.


Well the shit’s certainly about two inches from hitting the fan. I don’t think Jae-min’s going to be able to keep this from Ji-hyung, despite his anger. He’s not jaded like Seo-yeon is, and I feel like he’ll say something because he knows it’ll change the outcome. He’s gotta know it’ll piss her off something fierce though, which will probably be the source of their conflict from here on out.

I can’t wait till Ji-hyung finds out, Seo-yeon’s pride be damned. I know he’s miserable, but that self-flagellating guilt is so unsatisfactory as far as I’m concerned. Oh, you’re unhappy, boo frickin’ hoo. Get your head out of your ass and DO something about it. The truth is bound to kick him out of stasis, which will go a long way towards recovering his character.

I love that despite having the world’s most rotten luck, Seo-yeon is actually surrounded by family who love her. I don’t know who to feel worse for — the little brother who suddenly has to deal with his whole world coming down around him, or the hyung who suddenly has to have all the answers. Moon-kwon’s heartbreaking discovery just about killed me, and I’m glad that we didn’t have to wait any longer for someone to find out. It also gives him the chance to step up and protect her and be the caretaker, when it’s always been the other way around their whole lives. That role reversal just gets me *right here.*


94 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Vanessa

    Thanks! 😀

  2. yjkim_ok

    Reading the recap made me cry as well…

    This episode convinced me to start watching this drama. Oh my goodness… I don’t do well with melodramas, but I want to watch this. All of the characters and their dynamic with each other is spectacular.

    Thank you so much for the recap!

    • 2.1 yakuna

      love girlfriday’s digest and the funny adlibs

    • 2.2 Camille

      Just reading the recap made me cry too. I haven’t been watching any dramas lately, but I guess now I just have to!

  3. imChildish

    thank you so much !!! 😀

  4. sangay

    tissue please !

    moon kwon’s phone call to her noona … that brought tears to my eyes … sob sob.

    the siblings’ love is sweet, and precious.
    no, won’t be reaching for the phone to call my oppa, ‘cos i don’t have one.

    some times, i just wish i’m not an only child.

    • 4.1 Raitei

      This. Moon Kwon’s love for his noona is so moving that I ended up crying a lot from reading this recap. T_T

    • 4.2 Jomo 143∞

      MK caused the most gasps – discovery, telling his cousin, calling to check on his Noona, telling her he loves her! I love his little lisp and milky white chest. Very pure heart that boy/man has!

  5. Bluemoon

    Why do I have a feeling that Plastic Mom is Seo-yeon’s mom too…that’s why she got so much plastic surgery to make her look different! Perhaps she is….we’ll see

    • 5.1 mardie

      then we’ll have a makjang melo…. *sigh* do we have to go there…?

    • 5.2 stephanie

      It’d be hard to reconcile the ages though, unless Hyang Gi is very much younger, since I’m assuming Seo-yeon’s younger than Ji-Hyung as well…

    • 5.3 cranky

      if that happens, that’ll be like Ms Ripley…

    • 5.4 JoAnne

      I think it’ll turn out that Seo-yeon’s mom ran away because she ended up with early-onset Alzheimer’s, too, except maybe didn’t know what it was at the time. And maybe she didn’t run away – maybe she got lost one day.

  6. bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

  7. moll

    TEARS. Thanks for the recap! Does anyone know they made Lee Mi-sook look like a plastic surgery addict? (Don’t tell me it’s real?) Those eyebrows!

  8. cv

    I’m glad i’m not watching this. I got teary eyes just from reading the recaps! DAng!! T.T

  9. kbap

    Wow, I felt so bad for Moon-kwon, losing his sister who is practically his only family, and also kind of like his mother. Gosh this episode was so sad. And as for Ji-hyung, should really just do something about the wedding. And stop moping in self-pity.

  10. 10 joonni

    Ah, I’ve been reading these wonderful recaps and now it seems I have to watch the drama for myself.

    Thank you!

  11. 11 kit

    the younger brother. ;____________;

    but omg: ‘though obviously, part of me is like, can he be adopted?’ this is what i’ve been wanting for the last four episodes. if only this whole plot wasn’t based on the emo idiot chaebol getting someone he doesn’t deserve.

    • 11.1 moll

      I agree. Unless the writers redeem Ji-hyung (which I’m sure they will, hopefully soon), I’ll keep hoping that he IS adopted. The one time a birth secret would be welcomed.

    • 11.2 jossy

      oh God I hope there’s a birth secret with Oppa…
      Can he be my oppa? dudes a Prince!

      and Ive yet to see this episode, so Im not sure on how the ending of the ep will pan out into next week so…
      Is it possible to forget that you’re drunk? Well you’ll likely to lose count, hell when Im drunk it’s hard for me to even register how drunk I am – shot after shot after shot…
      ugh that must suck

  12. 12 czak

    why do i have feeling that their mom didn’t ABANDON them, she just FORGOT about them…. eeerrrr, hereditary… anyone…?

    • 12.1 bluemoon

      That could be a reason too! That’ll be even more sad!

    • 12.2 anais

      Yeah, I started thinking that too. That would be so heartbreaking.

    • 12.3 dramabliss

      That thought also occurred to me.

      Lovely recap of a beautiful drama. Thanks, JB.

    • 12.4 stephanie

      yes I think this is likely. I imagine early-onset Alzheimer’s is hereditary.

    • 12.5 anais

      Per googling, early onset alzheimer’s – or Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD) – is hereditary. Even if one of the involved genes are inherited from one of the parents, the child will most likely develop the disease.

      • 12.5.1 Jomo 143∞

        Ooooh! Thanks for checking!
        That is heartbreaking.

  13. 13 cille

    i haven’t commented in a long time.. but reading your recaps for TDP brought me out of my shell..

    THANK YOU JB & GF for your awesome tandem in recapping as always, ESPECIALLY with your recaps for TDP!!!

  14. 14 jossy

    ok I know I vowed to steer clear of this drama, coz Melos do my head in… BUT! this drama is getting pretty awesome, sans JiHyung lol.
    I’ll probably regret it, oh so badly… That’s what alcohols for! medicine for my heart – when it eventually breaks lmao…

  15. 15 littlemissgrey

    Oh, my heart, my aching heart.

    I absolutely loved Su Ae in this episode, and lil’ brother Moon Kwon. Seriously, my heart exploded into tiny itty bitty bits, and I needed much Kleenex when Moon Kwon sobbed his heart out (this is coming from someone who never cried during Scent of A Woman)

    Like girlfriday mentioned, I cannot wait for Ji-hyung to finally find out about Seo-yeon’s early onset Alzheimer’s, And boy, does he have a lot to do to make up for it. On this note, I cannot wait to see how Hwang-gi will take it, that annoying, spineless girl (although show, surprise me and show me that she isn’t). And the reactions of the Ji-hyung’s and Hyang-gi’s family. Heh. That’ll be epicly priceless.

    Gah, this drama is messing around with my head. It’s been too long since we’ve head a drama of this depth and maturity and this level of acting. I am in love, in love and in love. Definitely beats Scent of A Woman and 49 Days (I still love you, though, Mr Scheduler) and hopefully it’ll continue this way -fingerscrossed-

    • 15.1 anais

      When Moon Kwon started cursing fate for dealing them a rotten hand, I wanted to hug him tight, pat his back, and say “No, no, no, you’re not unlucky. No, no… It’s not you.”

      Mickie’s little bro is doing a knock out job.

      • 15.1.1 Bluefyre

        Ditto on this! *sniffs* 🙂

        And just yesterday my roomie eonni told me she didn’t like “Yoochun’s dongsaeng” I’m like *sigh* but he’s good! Poor kid really has a lot to overcome. But he’s doing a bang up job.

        Eonni is in it for KRW, Su Ae, and the script writer BTW.

      • 15.1.2 littlemissgrey

        I agree. Surprisingly it was Yoochun’s little brother that managed to wrench tears from this unfeeling being. Never really expected it, seeing the level of Yoochun’s acting chops, but hey, it’s a pleasant enough surprise! (:

        I absolutely cannot wait to more of the family – of Oppa and Moon Kwon. <3

  16. 16 Hipployta

    Wow…and who knew Micky’s little brother could actually act. I guess he would have to be able to to get this role and escape his shadow.

    Such wonderful recaps. I won’t be able to watch anymore episodes until it’s over so I’ll be relying on them from now on.

    • 16.1 Bluefyre

      Yoohwan was good in Sparkling but man is he even better here! Keep it up little bro! 😀

      Park family has got some great genes!

      GF, I whimpered with you too! ;__;

    • 16.2 yuu

      Them Park Brothers are talented

      now hand me more tissues

  17. 17 via

    Thanks for the recap.. reading it with teary eyes.. so heartbreaking when little brother cry and how sweet jae min towards her.. I do hope his care and sweetness for her is not because he is the oppa but because he really do love her as man to a woman..

  18. 18 stars4u

    Is it weird of me to wish Seo-yeon would end up with Jae-min?
    Moon-kwon… it breaks my heart hearing him stumble for words to tell his noon he loves her…

    • 18.1 Bluefyre

      You’re not the only one. I usually don’t ship, but Ji-hyung is making me want to 😀
      Jae-min is just perfect. LOL.

  19. 19 Ani

    Wow, when Moon-kwon started crying… WOW! It just reminds me of how Seo-yeon cried and challenged fate in the previous episode. This sibling love just kills me. Andf I just knew that when Moon-kwon finds out it would be heartbreaking.

  20. 20 laya

    ;__; Thanks for the recap!

  21. 21 cab

    i think their mom has dementia too, thats why she left and mustve forgotten all about moon kwon and seo yeon…

  22. 22 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap!

    all the scenes with the little brother after he finds out =*****( What an unlucky pair!

    I hope Ji-hyung gets so depressed after hearing that Seo-yeon’s got Alzheimers that he really does stick his head in an oven! I doubt that Hyanggi or her mom or Ji-hyung’s mom is going to let Ji-hyung go. That means half of Seo-yeon’s remaining days with her memories is going to be with facing these rich entitled ppl trying stick their noses where they don’t belong. Give up on Ji-hyung and get with Jae-min (provided he’s not blood-related)!!!

  23. 23 kay

    saaaamchoooon! ugh why so adorable? PYH is doing such a great job for a relative newbie.

  24. 24 bishbash

    Park Yoo-hwan is surprisingly good! for a first-timer! i haven’t seen Yoochun act at all, but i think little brother has the acting genes in him while hyung ain’t have any.

    but omo. this drama is just damn good. i think it got us all *right here*

    • 24.1 peaches&cream

      So, how could you say, “while hyung ain’t have any” if you just said “i haven’t seen Yoochun act at all”?

    • 24.2 Bluefyre

      What’s this?

      Verdict without evidence?
      I laugh at you. 😀

      Also, Yoo-hwan is a rookie, yes. But no first timer. He was in Sparkling and a few little stuff here and there before this.

      I really hope KRW gets to redeem his character in the next episode. I’m starting to want to hurt him. LOL.

    • 24.3 timeless

      Strange when you said you havent watch Yoochun’s acting and concluded that “hyung ain’t have any”. For your info Yoochun won 7 awards altogether for his role in SKKS this year if that doesnt meant anything to anybody.

    • 24.4 yuu

      Hyung won a baeksang for best new actor

      How can you say that when you havent seen him act


  25. 25 Alvina

    I was really really hesitant about watching a drama that will keep breaking my heart the more I watch it, but ickle Moon-Kwon sealed the deal today with his heartfelt tears of anguish and anger.

    I’m going to watch if only for Moon-Kwon and Sang-Woo’s character.
    I mean, SuAe is perfect as always and I love her but her sadness is what was initially keeping me away.

    Melo always gets to me. They have some of the best written stories in asian ent (especially, K-ent has it down to an artform) but they’re also emotionally taxing to watch.

  26. 26 Yer Vang

    Wow, Im starting to like the brother 🙂

  27. 27 melonhead

    Have just restrained myself from throwing something at Ji-hyung. He’s so…….gah. *sends virtual slaps at him

    I kinda feel sorry for Hyang-gi. I mean, she’s princessy and silly, but it’s not her fault really that she’s caught in this. She’s just too dumb to realise he’s just not into her.

    Which is why I direct my rage against Ji-hyung, who’s just spineless and wallowing in his own self pity. NOT cool. Though on the plus side, it makes the brothers 10x cooler than they already were.

  28. 28 Bluefyre

    Man..I totally had Lee Sang Woo confused with Ki Tae Young!

    They look like they could be twins! O_O
    Or maybe it’s just me.

    Love the cousin!!

    • 28.1 anais

      Lee Sang Woo = Ki Tae Young

      When I saw pics of Ki Tae Young with his fiancee (Eugene?), I did a double take.

      • 28.1.1 Bluefyre

        Yay! I’m not the only one ^^

        Ki Tae Young and Eugene are married now though. Such a happy couple.

        But really
        “Seriously, I cannot handle how perfect he is. There’s gotta be something wrong with him. Secret clown porn collection? Deals heroin to kids in his spare time? Something.”
        Haha. GF! Had me giggling for some minutes 😀

      • 28.1.2 Jomo 143∞

        Wow! Just checked. You are right.

    • 28.2 kay

      you’re not the only one. i still can’t tell them apart.

  29. 29 red

    Im not watching this but definately enjoying reading the recaps….so im wondering how the actor who plays Moon-Kwan is faring, and not just because hes yoochuns brother

  30. 30 ck1Oz

    Thank you for the recap.

    Now let me scroll back up to stare some more at Mr Perfect.

    *sigh* 4 episodes in and I feel so bad for oppa and her little dongsaeng. It’s a CRUEL PLOT I tell you 🙁

  31. 31 Saima

    oyyy this is not looking good….mixing forgetfulness due to Alzheimer’s with heavy drinking could lead to serious disorientation the following day…..which ‘may’ end up frightening her even more!! ickkkkk

  32. 32 Kiongna

    This drama totally grips me.. the pace and how the story pans out …i love it..nowadays I try not to follow dramas that can make my eyes flood an ocean… and just reading makes me wanna do just that… thanks Girlfriday so much… hugs

  33. 33 Kimchi

    Actually shocked to learn here that Moon-Kwan is Mickey’s little bro … first time a guy made me cry with him in a scene! I agree, the Parks have some serious acting chops.

    I watched this without subs last night so I didn’t understand a thing … thanks JB and GF for excellent recaps, as usual

  34. 34 djes

    I was so hesitant to watch this serial, but brothers’ love like this always gets me.
    I always say that if next life exists, I want a brother who love me….
    I think I’m going to catch up with this drama..

  35. 35 d

    jae-min being so perfect (now), i dont really mind if d writer-nim decided to throw in a birth secret eventho it mean ditching K!R!W. But chances are he wud hv some skeletons in d closet, it’s a melo after all

  36. 36 pozi

    thanks for the recaps, hope they will face the disease together.

  37. 37 ajmystro

    Good God…

    I can’t watch this…

    I’ll just keep reading the recap and feeling depressed there after…I fear watching them act all this out will kill me…

    🙁 :'(

  38. 38 Venus

    INTENSE!!…I love the fact that her brother was the one who found out first it, makes it more real and heartbreaking..**sniffs**…

    I know people tent to stay away from melodramas, but this is a good one, hopefully the drama can stay on course and doesn’t get too draggy down the strech.

    Thanks for the recap!…

  39. 39 koreandramalover / kdl / kay

    I cried my eyes out just reading your recap, dear Girlfriday…and so I doubt I have enough tears to watch the drama itself… 🙁

    thank you another excellent recap.. 😉

  40. 40 misachan

    gah the family love is making me want to actually watch this thing despite it not actually being a genre I actually want to watch (secretly sharpening knife for Ji-hyung).

    aww the little brother and the cousin are so AWESOME!
    Especially the random bursts of “I love you’s” from the little brother. *squishes Yoo-hwan”

    Now, if somehow they make a lighter drama with the park brothers ACTUALLY acting as brothers? I’d watch that…..

    anyone? anyone?

  41. 41 nonski

    “Moon-kwon: What if you work yourself sick? I’m still powerless. It’s not a senseless worry. Of course I worry. It’s just the two of us. I haven’t done anything and you’ve worked so hard. If I didn’t worry, I’d be a jerk. Noona, I love you. I really really love you.”

    I actually cried so much with this line…

    Episode 4 and I am officially in… deletes all my nega comments previously…

  42. 42 sade

    =) Thanks again!!

  43. 43 libra80

    goshhh…this episode makes me sad,Park Soo-Ae she’s really good actress,anyways..thanks for the recap!!!!cant wait for the next ep.

  44. 44 LV

    I love your recaps as always !

  45. 45 Webfoot


    Lee Sang Woo always seems to have a slightly ‘duh’ screen presence. He seems nice but slightly dull.

    Can someone recommend a drama where this guy plays the lead and gets the girl? I haven’t seen him as anything but (competent) second lead. (9ends – where he had the same chemistry with Su Ae too!)

    • 45.1 TL

      He’s the lead and he gets the girl in this daily drama.


      • 45.1.1 Webfoot

        Thank you!

      • 45.1.2 Webfoot

        Thanks. Checking it out!

    • 45.2 Masaya

      There’s “Life is Beautiful” where he gets the guy too.

  46. 46 minhe

    love this episode! awesome 🙂

  47. 47 meirav

    thank u for the recap:)

  48. 48 tinysunbl

    4 episodes in and I already care soooo much for the Lees. My heart aches for both Suh Yeon and Moon Kwon. OMG let them be happy!

    The arranged marriage storyline would be very dull if it weren’t for Lee Mi Sook and other veteran actors. Park Ji Hyung’s self-pity is getting on my nerve and as for his finance whatever, go get a life, woman!

  49. 49 soojin08

    Aw, Yoohwan. ;____;

    I think I’m going to cry even more in the coming episodes when Moon-Kwon start exerting extra effort for his noona.

    I am soooo raising my middle finger at your right now Ji-Hyung. Scaredy-motherfuckin-cat.

    …and dear god of Drama, are you playing some sick joke on me right now? Cause these vibes about Jae-Min are getting stronger and stronger by the minute.

    Thousand Day Promise, hwaiting. ;___;

    • 49.1 soojin08

      See, so much emotion…so much typos…

      *you right now

  50. 50 Maidenelle

    Is anyone else bothered by the lack of doctor-patient confidentiality? Or has that just come to be accepted in k-dramas?

    • 50.1 tb

      We always see that in Kdramas, and am also bother by it . Guess they don’t have that confidentiality thing 🙂

    • 50.2 Jomo 143∞

      Well, yeah, kinda, but this doc really did need to tell a guardian about this disease. Her forgetting could get very dangerous. I am trusting he didn’t reveal anything until he saw proper ID? I hope?

      • 50.2.1 anais

        A few years ago, I saw Away From Her, a film starring Julie Christie as an elderly woman who develops alzheimer’s, forgets her loving husband. In one of the scenes, she goes out walking one snowy evening… So terrifying.

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