Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 15
by | December 5, 2011 | 58 Comments

A mostly contemplative episode, as the dust settles in each household. A cameo from another member of the Kim Soo-hyun family brings Song Chang-eui by, and it looks like he’ll stick around for a little while, which is awesome considering he’s pretty much the funniest thing about this episode. I can’t say anything good about the condition of his hair, but he’s delightful as the much-needed comic relief ’round these parts.


Happy times for the newlyweds, as they dance while sweeping, cook in matching aprons, and stop to give kisses before each parting. They shop for baby-mommy books and squeal over dessert. But there are tiny moments when each of them lingers on a nagging thought – probably that this will be over someday soon. You get the feeling that they’re forcing it, not that they aren’t happy in the moment, but forcing themselves to focus on the happy, rather than give in.

At night Seo-yeon sits in front of her computer, staring at what she’s typed: “It’s far away… It’s far away… It’s far away…” (It can mean a lot of things: that she’s got a long way to go, that she feels far away, or that she’s convincing herself that she’s still got lots of time before the illness sets in.)

The happy moments continue, as they visit Aunt and Uncle’s family, now filled to the brim with people in that small room, everyone laughing together. Aw. That one thing just brings a tear to my eye.

They flirt while making pasta, read together, and Ji-hyung even teaches her how to play video games. Aw, they’re so cute with the Wii-boxing.

Ji-hyung wakes up on a Sunday and watches Seo-yeon as she sleeps, and we hear his thoughts in voiceover: “I could not change her stubborn mind about having the baby. It’s been one month since she’s stopped taking medication. Seo-yeon still goes to work every day, and makes an effort to be the happy wife, meanwhile she devotes everything to the baby growing inside her.”

Seo-yeon’s voiceover: “We all live as if Alzheimer’s is nothing. We promised to live that way. But it’s not as easy as the words, to do. But I don’t want to waste my time thinking about Alzheimer’s, and I don’t want the people who love me to waste their time feeling bad for me.”

She greets her day with the announcement that she is still Lee Seo-yeon, and names “husband, Park Ji-young,” and “brother Lee Moon-kwon,” with a fist bump. The naming game kind of gets me in the gut, but the boys play along, clearly having adjusted to Seo-yeon’s methods of coping, gallows-humor style.

She follows her notes for what to make for breakfast, and Moon-kwon helps her, now having to remind her of far more steps than before. Over breakfast they have an adorable round of pass-the-fish, as Seo-yeon gives Ji-hyung the best piece, and then Moon-kwon fake pouts, prompting both Ji-hyung and Seo-yeon to give him all the fish. Then they realize Seo-yeon doesn’t have any, and all the fish lands on Seo-yeon’s plate.

The couple gets ready to go out, and Seo-yeon doesn’t feel like wearing a heavy coat today, but Ji-hyung won’t take no for an answer, taking care to bundle her up from head to toe. Something about that gesture is really sweet, because it feels like he’s really stepping up as the caretaker.

She asks for her daily love confession, and he hugs her, saying he loves her, and will love her tomorrow 151 times as much as he does today. She answers with her usual mantra: “I love you. I’m sorry. Thank you.”

They go for a walk and he offers to play her word-string game. She starts, “Hyang-gi.” Uhhh… He tells her to just say what’s on her mind, since she clearly didn’t mean the word scent, did she?

She wonders how Hyang-gi is doing, how she could’ve let it all pass without so much as one angry-jilted-woman phone call. She asks if Ji-hyung thinks about her. He admits that he does wonder how she’s doing from time to time.

Seo-yeon wonders what she would’ve done if it were her. Maybe she wouldn’t have marched over there and slapped her across the face or anything, but she would’ve made one phone call, just to say “You’re poop.”

She thinks fewer words are better, so as to appear less pathetic, as if the roles really are reversed. I’d say she’s twisted for even thinking through all this, but she really WAS the other woman for most of their relationship. That feeling, like taking what isn’t hers, clearly still haunts her.

Ji-hyung tells her that Hyang-gi’s innocent and sweet, and has probably used all her efforts to try and understand him rather than hate him. Seo-yeon: “She’s unrealistic, you’re cruel, and I’m a thief.” It’s a succinct but not inaccurate summary.

They go grocery shopping and things are fine until she reaches for the milk, and then not two steps later, goes back to reach for the milk again. Ji-hyung’s heart lurches, but he beams her a smile and she does the same, to cover it up.

On their way home, she says out of nowhere, “It’ll take a long time.” She’s back to Hyang-gi again, meaning that it’ll take her a long time to get over Ji-hyung. He just says good-naturedly that he hopes that isn’t the case.

Hyang-gi seems like she’s doing well, and bounds up to greet her prodigal brother, who’s finally returned. (A cameo by Song Chang-eui). Can we set HIM up with Jae-min oppa? Hee. That perm looks ridiculous on him, but that might be the point, since his character is a ne’er-do-well type anyway, taken seriously by no one.

He tells Hyang-gi that it’ll all pass, and that in a year she’ll wonder when all this happened. Mom melts into a puddle of goo at the sight of him, clearly favoring her son. He in turn sweet-talks Mom in about two seconds flat. She complains that Dad is stupid for his daughter, and warns her son that Dad’s in no mood to deal with his usual requests (he’s been described as a money-pit movie producer, who basically spends his parents’ money in failure after failure).

He rushes to greet his father timidly, and Dad ignores him at first, and then at his wife’s nagging, he acknowledges his son’s presence with sarcasm. Dad’s preoccupied, beside himself because Hyang-gi is leaving tomorrow. (It’s funny that these parents have zero qualms about favoring one child over the other, but I guess at least it evens out?) Upstairs Hyang-gi packs her bags for a trip abroad to see a friend, which is a good sign that she’s moving on.

Over at Ji-hyung’s house, the air has turned even icier between Mom and Dad. He sees her packing up food, obviously to take to the kids, and he blames her, saying that clearly Ji-hyung took the plunge to disobey knowing that he could cling to Mom, and she would eventually take his side.

Mom just spits back that a thousand times over, she’d do the same thing, because she’s a mother. She wonders what the hell happened to him to make him change, and says it’s a good thing she remembers what he was like in their youth. She murmurs that she wouldn’t marry him now if she knew how he’d change. Ouch. Nice one, Mom.

He blusters that he hasn’t changed one bit, and asks her sister if he’s different. Sister totally swoons to describe how romantic he used to be, and how uncomfortable he is to be around now. This family is so weird.

Ji-hyung’s mom gets a call from Hyang-gi, who tells her that she’s leaving for the States today, and decided to go visit a friend on a whim, after being yelled at by Mom for the thousandth time. She doesn’t know how long she’ll be gone, and just says that she’ll return whenever she wants to.

Mom tells her to just enjoy the trip and not think of anything else. Hyang-gi does ask after Ji-hyung, but doesn’t want her to say anything to him about her leaving. “I don’t want to concern him… though I don’t even know if he’d be concerned.”

She adds one last thing, which she asks to be kept a secret from her mom: “I pray every day for a miracle,” referring to Seo-yeon as “Ji-hyung’s person.” This girl floors me, every time. Just when I think, there’s no such person, she goes and does something even more Hyang-gi-esque. As if answering my question, she says into the phone, “I like being stupid like this. I’m going to continue being stupid till I die.” It really is a wonder how she’s related to her own mother.

At Seo-yeon’s house, Moon-kwon makes lunch while the couple sits on the couch playing their word game. One word-slip from Seo-yeon makes Moon-kwon worry, then another makes Ji-hyung worry. She starts mixing word-stringing with word-association, and though he doesn’t make a big deal of it, he looks at her with a stricken expression, her confusion clearly breaking his heart. It breaks mine too – that game was like her lifeline.

Hyang-gi’s family sits down for lunch, and Dad dotes over Hyang-gi even more than usual, fretting over the tiniest details of her trip. Mom snipes at him, asking if his son is invisible, but that only leads to an outburst where Dad rattles off all the ways in which his son is a disappointment.

Hyang-gi just sits in silence, and Mom goes so far as to plug her ears, which cracks me up, considering how much SHE usually rants people’s ears off. Son brings up his next project, a musical for which he needs another mound of cash, and Dad flips his lid over the gall at even brining up another investment.

HA. This is hysterical. He’s exactly the same as Mom, when it comes to the other child. It’s a perfect mirror – Mom : Hyang-gi :: Dad : Son.

What really sells it is Song Chang-eui’s earnestness that it’s a really good musical, like he’s really that oblivious to Dad’s source of anger. It turns into a shouting match, and Dad gets up, and Son promptly flees from the table. Ha.

Ji-hyung’s mom tells Dad about Hyang-gi’s trip, and after a long pause, Dad asks about Seo-yeon’s condition. Mom perks up at that, saying that she’s still going to work every day, and asks him to meet her, reminding him that he’s a doctor, and one who used to be quite popular with his patients too.

But he balks at that, refusing to cave, repeating his line that Ji-hyung’s the one who turned his back on his own father. Mom sighs that Hyang-gi, of all people, is more understanding than he is. Dad: “What about ME? Who’s going to understand ME?” Oh my god, really? REALLY? Still all about you, huh?

Ji-hyung comes downstairs to receive a food delivery from his aunt, who updates him on his father, and tells him about Hyang-gi leaving. He sighs at the news, feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Seo-yeon gets a call from her aunt, wondering why she still hasn’t called when they were supposed to go to the public bath together.

She totally blanked, of course, and it rattles her. She offers to meet her there now, and Aunt happily heads out, cheerfully telling her husband that she loves going to the bath with Seo-yeon because Myung-hee is so rough at the exfoliating. Why does that not surprise me?

She runs into Jae-min on her way out (Oppa! There you are! Where have you BEEEEEEEN?) and tells him about Seo-yeon forgetting their date, taking it as a sign that being married has made her push Aunt down on her priority list. Jae-min gives a worried look but says nothing, and smiles to cover it up.

Ji-hyung insists on dropping Seo-yeon off, but she refuses, walking the whole way saying over and over, “Aunt. Bath. Aunt. Bath.” She admits she doesn’t even remember making the date, and struggles with her anger at forgetting. “What is the point of making notes, when I forget that I’ve written them, forget to look at them? Every time I become an idiot, I laugh. As I laugh I want to die. I want to kill me.”

Ji-hyung silently follows behind her, walking her there the whole way, without her knowing. Gah, that kills me. He’s clearly having a harder time than he lets on to anyone else.

That night he’s startled by an outburst in the kitchen. Seo-yeon is screaming bloody murder at Moon-kwon for laughing, thinking that he’s belittling her for putting a bag of trash in the fridge. He swears up and down that he’s not, he wasn’t, but she tells them both that no one can laugh, no one but her. “I’m the only one who gets to laugh, because it’s my illness!”

She calls them out for following her to and from the bath. “Did you think I wouldn’t know?!” Ji-hyung apologizes, but she’s inconsolable, and screams that she’s not a child, and not an idiot.

She turns to Ji-hyung, “Go. Go now, before it’s too late.” She tells him that she can see it, feel it, how hard it is for him. Oof.

Moon-kwon pleads with her through tears, asking why she’s doing this: “This isn’t my noona!” Augh, that kills me more than anything. She storms off, and Ji-hyung calmly asks what happened, and assures Moon-kwon that her becoming defensive is natural.

Moon-kwon says that she shouldn’t have stopped taking her meds, that keeping the baby was the wrong choice, because his noona is what’s most important, not a baby who won’t even have a mother.

Ji-hyung holds Seo-yeon as she sobs, and reminds her of her own words, that the baby feels everything that she’s feeling. That gets her to calm down and meditate with clenched fists, to stop the crying.

Meanwhile Hyang-gi’s dad and brother return home after dropping her off at the airport, and Dad suddenly bursts into tears. Hee. And awwwww. Big Bro urges him to stop crying in front of the staff, and tells him especially not to get caught crying in front of Mom. “If you invest in my musical, I’ll keep my mouth shut.” HA. Dad finally snaps, and then chases his son up and down the lawn. Hahahahaha.

Something keeps Seo-yeon’s aunt up late into the night, as she goes from room to kitchen and back out with a perplexed look, as if trying to puzzle something out. She finally comes to see Jae-min and tells him that she thinks something is… off with Seo-yeon.

She tells him that Seo-yeon left her key in her locker at the bath, which is no big deal in and of itself, but then afterwards she put on Aunt’s shoes instead of her own. Aunt had to point it out, and then Seo-yeon stared dumbfounded for a moment, and then laughed.

Aunt describes her laugh as unnaturally long, like not hers. Well they don’t call it mother’s intuition for nothing. Jae-min offers that maybe she thought it was really really funny. Heh. You are really not the best liar ever.

Aunt says something about it is wrong, something she can’t quite put her finger on. She says that Seo-yeon used to be so lightning-quick, but something about her seems slower than before. Jae-min suggests that being a newlywed, and pregnant, and still working is probably just stressing her out.

It’s enough to convince her, that maybe Seo-yeon’s just let go of being a control freak now that she’s got Ji-hyung to lean on and a baby on the way. She goes to bed satisfied at that answer, in turn leaving Jae-min worried.

Seo-yeon sits up alone that night, with nothing but the darkness and her thoughts.

At work the next day, everything boils over, when Seo-yeon is confronted with her first big mistake on a proof for a book cover. It almost makes it worse that her boss so fervently takes her side, not willing to believe it was her mistake. She apologizes, but he says that anyone could make the error, and chastises the team for not better checking each other’s work. Thankfully, they caught it in the proofing stage, but Seo-yeon is rattled at what it means for her.

And then when she gets up from her desk to go to the bathroom, her co-worker stops short to see her walking around without her shoes on. She has to stop Seo-yeon to ask if she isn’t going to put them on.

Seo-yeon freezes at her second mistake, and quickly puts on her shoes and rushes off to the bathroom. The team wonders if something isn’t really wrong with her, and head out for coffee to discuss how to bring it up with her, intervention-style.

Seo-yeon stands out on the balcony, reeling from the shock, and leaves a message for Oppa, who’s in a meeting. And then, while everyone is out of the office, she begins to pack up her desk. Her boss is the first to come back in, and she hands him her resignation.

He tells her that she’s overreacting, and that if it were a mistake to resign over, he’d have said so. Clearly she’s also his favorite, and he’d never make her resign anyway. But she braces herself, and with tears brimming, she tells him the truth: that she has Alzheimer’s, that she thought she could work a little longer, but she can’t.

In voiceover she thinks to herself that lying to him and making up an excuse wouldn’t be right, wouldn’t be the way to repay him.

He falls back into his chair in shock, and she thanks him sincerely for everything. But this breaks my heart: “That I won’t forget it… is a promise I can’t keep… because I have dementia.”


We knew it had to happen eventually – that she couldn’t keep working with her condition worsening. But it still kills me that she has to do it. For someone like Seo-yeon, her work is her life, her pride. Her biggest fear at having Alzheimer’s is not forgetting, but as she says over and over, becoming stupid. Her fear is in losing words, which is the scariest possible thing to a writer.

I know that Seo-yeon’s coping style is highly abrasive, but I like that she’s not cookie-cutter, or just angelic and hopeful. If it were me, I’d be pissed too, and it feels honest when she roars back at the universe for her cruel fate, or when she gets defensive at being coddled because she’s not ready to face being stripped of all her agency as an adult.

The tragedy is that she’ll never be ready, and they’ll have to take care of her anyway, even if she doesn’t want to be taken care of. Her independence, the thing that’s carried her through her whole life, what has defined her as a person, is now the thing most at odds with what’s best for her. It’s not that she can’t see it; it’s that she doesn’t want to give up the reins to her own life, despite it all. And who can blame her?

But so far Ji-hyung is handling her admirably, letting her make decisions and trying to convince her of what’s best rather than railroad her into what he thinks is right. Though he really isn’t my kind of hero, he’s growing on me, and he’s starting to shape up, the more and more Seo-yeon begins to crumble. I suppose that’s their sad fate, but it’s beautiful in a harmoniously balanced, yin-and-yang kind of way too.

I like the thematic cohesion in this episode of laughter, from genuine laughter in happy moments, to fake laughter to cover up her fears and cope in the everyday, how someone can tell you’re not yourself when you don’t laugh the same way, laughter as a contract between Moon-kwon and Ji-hyung and Seo-yeon to live like Alzheimer’s is no big deal, and then finally how that laughter betrays her in the end.


58 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. danna

    o man….Song Chang Ui cameo?!…plz God let there be no scenes with both him and Lee Sang Woo…it would be so hard for me to not ship them together

    • 1.1 M.J.

      Where the 2 in the drama title Life is Beautiful (SBS-2010-South Korean Drama). What was their story about in Life if Beautiful? Did they have a happy ending in Life is Beautiful? I’m just curious that is all.

      • 1.1.1 Pat

        In a word yes. I looooved that show and would have died with a bad ending. Great acting.

      • 1.1.2 danna

        basically they a gay couple in love and have to deal with obstacles to because of their orientation, family oppositions on one side etc etc(too complicated to explain everything here)..and yes they have a happily ever after 🙂 Do watch it! It’s a wonderful drama and has a lot more going on for it besides that one storyline… Here’s a review by Thundie if you’re interested in learning more : http://thundiesprattle.com/2011/01/28/life-is-beautiful/

        • Jomo

          I actually prayed IRL for this couple to be happy in fake life. That is how invested they made me in their characters.
          It was amazing.

    • 1.2 Jomo

      (A cameo by Song Chang-eui). Can we set HIM up with Jae-min oppa?

      YES, please!

    • 1.3 Jomo

      Perhaps that could explain why he has never found the right girl for him…

  2. Czak

    Yay!!! Time to me to cry again….

  3. imChildish

    2nd, thx for the recap 🙂

  4. crazedlu

    agh. this sucks so much. :'(

  5. cv

    Thanks for recap!

  6. minhe

    awesome recap!thanks 🙂

  7. Q

    “That I won’t forget it… is a promise I can’t keep… because I have dementia.”

  8. Xianguo

    Taesub and Kyungsoo reunion! <3

    • 8.1 sally

      Oh God…I’m over joy already. Please make a “Life is Beautiful” season 2…

  9. meilady

    I think I was mostly content with reading recaps, and not necessarily watching the show – I mean, it’s a sad show.

    But sometimes, reading the recaps, I feel like there are these oh-so sweet moments or something that’s utterly heartbreaking. And so beautiful. And I feel like I really want to watch the show, to see those moments played out.

    T-T But finals week is nearing.
    Ah, thanks for the recap, btw 🙂

    • 9.1 Sisa

      Me too!

      I usually just read the recaps because i don’t really have a lot of time on hand to watch it. Plus, these guys do such an awesome job of recapping it and adding funny and interesting tidbits here and there.

      However, there are some episode that i feel i would get the greatest impact from watching it.

    • 9.2 MARTIAN

      I am content with just reading as well, infact I prefer it. I mean reading already turns me into a water fountain, imagine actually watching those words come to life, my house will be flooded – I don’t think I will be able to handle all those emotion D:

    • 9.3 ahjummabunny

      actually the recaps are sadder. because the character is such an independent person you’re not really emotionally drawn in, you’re mostly watching and thinking. I don’t usually cry when I watch the episodes but I cry when I read the recaps.

  10. 10 danni

    I didn’t plan on watching this drama and I have just been reading recaps, but I’m starting to feel more emotionally invested so I may just have to marathon it after finals finish. Thanks for the recap!

  11. 11 Czak

    Hohoho… It’s papa baek!!! Missed him!!!
    But omg! My tears make it hard to write this comment!!!!
    Huhuhuhuhu TT___TT

  12. 12 curlyjewels

    Thanks so much for the recap!

  13. 13 queen

    Thanks for the recaps! been faithfully waiting for the recaps on Mon/Tues.

    I don’t think I can bring myself to watch this drama…
    Just reading the excellent recaps makes me cry.

  14. 14 luraaa

    Oooh, I thought Song Chang-eui and Oppa would be in one scene.

  15. 15 nuri

    Thanks for the recap GF!!

    this show. this time they manage to makes me cry and giggle at the same time while in public transportation. i tried to keep straight face but it’s so hard reading “Can we set HIM up with Jae-min oppa? Hee.” because that what i was thinking..

  16. 16 asianromance

    Thank you so much for the recap!! The word game scene make me shed tears! We are losing Seo-yeon…=*(

  17. 17 olsen

    thank u GF

  18. 18 jojo

    Thanks for the recap GF. I would probably be just as abrasive…can’t help but think: “Do not go gentle into that good night …rage, rage, against the dying of the light…”

  19. 19 Pat

    Dear GF, this was a beautifully written recap. Thank you.

  20. 20 Cynthia

    And this is why Alzheimer’s is one of the cruelest diseases – it just strips the soul and leaves an unaware, breathing husk.
    I wonder how far the writer is going to take this.

    Thanks for the recap, GF.

    • 20.1 tb

      Is there won’t be a cure? How about stem cell research? Would it help?

      • 20.1.1 MARTIAN

        stem cell research brings about a lot of ethical problems that have yet to be sorted out – this has resulted in a very very laggy approach to stem cell research where everything is strictly monitored approved and what not. It is also still a very very early form of research – we don’t and can not really determine the ramifications of stem cell research and how harmful or beneficial it can be. There is potential to it, but red tape and extreme restrictions in being able to use stem cells (they can only be kepted for up to 2 weeks I believe before they are to be destroyed) means that even if there is a cure, it won’t actually be discovered until maybe years and years later. It has a lot of promise though, its just unfortunate that research into it hasn’t progressed. Laws to allowed stem cell research has only been lifted in the past decade and even then, there are laws applied to how you can and cannot use stem cells, and who you can get them from etc etc.

  21. 21 meirav

    thanks for the recap:)

  22. 22 Ani

    Moon-kwon just freaking breaks my heart. I have younger siblings and even when I’m a horrible big sis and don’t call as often as I should, when I do call they scramble to the fun to say hi and wish I was home. I’m just sad to see that Moon-kwon has to grow up so fast and it’s breaking his heart to see his noona like this. I swear I probably cry everytime this kid is on the screen, er, recap. And I just wonder how Aunty is going to take the news. Oish, her poor hurt will break.

  23. 23 sangay

    like the fact that this episode started immediately with the knowledge that everyone’s already aware that seo yeon’s pregnant.

    but i kind of wish i could have seen aunt’s reaction to seo yeon’s pregnancy news. lol, she might have screamed her lungs off.

    seo yeon’s colleagues do love her a lot too. those 3 female colleagues were concerned enough to want to ask her to go for a medical check-up. her boss definitely doted on her and probably relied a lot on her to keep things going in the office. the shock on his face …. doubt they’ll show the reactions of the 3 colleagues on knowing the news.

    in the last episode, when hyang gi got the news of seo yeon’s illness, she was full of empathy. at that moment, i so wish that hyang gi can just meet jae min and the 2 of them will make such a great couple !

    • 23.1 rebecca34

      Ohh!! What a great idea. I love Hyang Gi (certainly more than her ignoble former fiance…) and she deserves to find happiness!

  24. 24 Fidelity

    I loved Soo Ae’s acting in the last scene. The quote was a perfect heart-breaker too.

    I wonder how Seoyeon will deal with idling at home for much of her time now? Such a tough road ahead for her, Jihyung and Moon-kwon…

  25. 25 Ora

    Most likely dumb question but I read that in hancinema that the girl finds out she’s pregnant. Erm true or not?

    • 25.1 Cynthia


  26. 26 lexkrisy

    Thank you very much. You’re wonderful. Two scenes broke my heart and I was really tearing up — that of Seohyun with Moonkwon and Seohyun with her kind boss.

  27. 27 via

    Can we cure this illness??? I wish there is a way where she can be cure from dementia, like a brain transplantation maybe? Its not an ilness that can be cure by taking medicine or have an operation like cancer or failure on one of your body part, which makes this illness become more frightened. I am not sure there will be miracle here… arggghhh… its killing me already

    • 27.1 tb

      we will lose Seo Yeon either way.

    • 27.2 fallingstar

      brain transplant makes no sense. your brain is you. if you put someone elses brain in your head (impossible) then its just someone else in your body.

      • 27.2.1 via

        you right about that, thats why I think this illness is so scary, there will be no cure maybe only slowing down the process is the only way, but in the end you will loose and this illness will defeat you completely… so frustrating when I think about it, how can you live like that?!

  28. 28 Aya

    the writer, the PD, LSW and Kim Hae-sook and now, SCE?!
    This is a LiB re-union! Be still, my hardcore stan-heart.

    Thank you, dramagods ♥

  29. 29 Sisa

    (Oppa! There you are! Where have you BEEEEEEEN?)

    Hahaha, I’m convinced they had to put him in at least once on every episode to keep girlfriday happy. ;P

    Aside from that, thanks for the recap, I’m gonna really miss this show after its done, even though it is depressing. It has moments of familiness that i miss with my own family.

    And I still don’t get how people really hate Ji-hyung. Yeah he was a coward and a bit of a passive bastard in the beginning but he has stepped up a lot. And he’s taking a responsibility that is beyond what most people can handle. I admire him for that.

    • 29.1 rin

      He’s not just a passive bastard. He IS a bastard. He’s been with Hyang Gi since they were kids and were more or less betrothed. Hyang Gi says she visits him every summer when he was studying in the states and they would travel around US and sleep together. Suddenly he tells her he treats her like a sister and never loved her? He’s mixed love and like? How would you feel if someone did that to you.

  30. 30 kit

    ‘Over breakfast they have an adorable round of pass-the-fish, as Seo-yeon gives Ji-hyung the best piece, and then Moon-kwon fake pouts, prompting both Ji-hyung and Seo-yeon to give him all the fish. Then they realize Seo-yeon doesn’t have any, and all the fish lands on Seo-yeon’s plate.’

    This killed me. It really is the small things. This recap was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.

  31. 31 tb

    SeoYeon’s child must be born for the continuing of SeoYeon. It will definitely has the love of three man, JiHyung, Moon Kwon and JaeMin. And eventually will have the love of JiHyung’s parents and Aunt. So it will surround with all the love.

    If there will be a possibility that SeoYeon would meet HyangGi, then I don’t want it to be. What words would she say to justify the situation. So better say nothing and won’t ever meet.

  32. 32 jossy

    oh man this drama rips my heart to pieces … :'(
    it’s just as well I haven’t the time to watch this badboy because
    I’m a wuss when it comes to heavy stuff like this.
    Ugh even these recaps wring my heart. (T_T)
    me love you gf!

  33. 33 Jomo

    Thanks for recapping; these are wonderful posts.

    I just can’t watch this. Even reading the recaps has be bawling.

    I totally understand her fear about appearing stupid rather than forgetful. Not that anyone else really cares…

    The pregnancy/forgetfulness combo make me super nervous, though. Quadruple that if she has a baby in the house and…can’t even…remember whose it is…that’s prolly the worst possible thing you could show me on screen.

  34. 34 lakorn

    Oh man, wonder what the writers are going to end with this. Bracing for a sad ending but hoping for a stem cell cure or something. In dramaland, anything is possible! Men should never ever get a perm.

  35. 35 schwertkrabbe

    cornichons! how am I to watch the show when I’m already crying reading the recaps?!!!
    thanks a lot, Team Dramabeans!

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  38. 38 Mai

    OMG! Its Papa Baek! 😀

  39. 39 Sojuboy

    I think I saw this before when it was called “A moment to Remember.” ‘Still enjoying it. Su Ae is still one of my favorites!


  40. 40 Lilian

    So sad that she has to leave work so soon…i was hoping she had more time!

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