Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 16
by | December 6, 2011 | 48 Comments

Oof. Hold on to your hats, folks, this one’s a doozy. But a good kind of doozy, especially for a show where not a lot changes from episode to episode, since we’re focusing more on the little changes from day to day and the characters’ reactions to the illness, which is taking up a larger and larger place in their lives despite their efforts to live around it.

With two weeks left to go, finally the truth is out and free, and without that last bit to hide behind, Seo-yeon finds herself just a little more exposed and defenseless. But what’s beautiful is in how this reveals how very much she is loved.

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EPISODE 16 RECAP

After submitting her resignation, Seo-yeon meets with Jae-min at a cafe to tell him the news, which he tells her to consider a good thing for herself and the baby. She says that she had to tell her editor about her Alzheimer’s because he was unwilling to accept her resignation, and figures that this also means it’s time to tell Aunt. She’d decided to do it on the way home today, but now finds the idea too daunting.

Seo-yeon asks, “Oppa, tell her for me. I can’t say the words myself.” Aw. It’s quite a burden to put on her oppa, but I love that she can burden him with it, she of the steel armor that never lets herself ask for help. Jae-min tells her not to worry because he’ll take care of it, adding that he was thinking it was about time.

Seo-yeon agrees, admitting that she’s making a lot of mistakes. She frames this in terms of turning herself in, as for a crime: “They say that when criminals surrender themselves, they feel more at ease.” She asks him to tell Aunt right away, today, and also, “Find a girlfriend soon, oppa. I want to see you marry.” Oof. That kills me, that little thing. It’s a reversal from her earlier comment about not wanting to see him married off, and she says if she doesn’t see him happily settled, she won’t be able to “close my eyes,” i.e., die in peace. Jae-min promises to try.

Myung-hee calls Moon-kwon to try to wheedle him into covering his old job at the bakery for a few days. Or maybe wheedle is too mild a word; threats of disowning him forever are more like it. She argues that it’s a teeny little favor and she really needs him…so she can go on a weekend trip with the girls to the hot springs. Psh, Myung-hee, you are a piece of work.

He says that he can’t interrupt his studying rhythm, and that if he fails his exam, noona’s going to throw him out of the house in nothing but his underwear. Haha.

Seo-yeon surprises Moon-kwon by coming home early and tells him she quit her job. He’s relieved, but also so tentative around her — trying to read signs, anticipate her mood — that it’s heartbreaking. She hasn’t told Ji-hyung yet, planning to do so when he comes home from work, so when he calls to suggest a date tonight, she defers and asks him to just come home instead.

She sits in the bath, reciting a mournful poem to herself entreating a lover to remember her after she’s gone (Musset’s “Rappelle-toi”). Then she sits at her computer to write a journal-like entry about how she’d thought she could last longer at the job, and use her pregnancy as an excuse to quit. If not for that error, she could have held on longer: “But the moment I was caught in my stocking feet, I wanted to run up to the rooftop and jump.”

She greets Ji-hyung cheerfully when he comes home, and almost as soon as she kisses him hello, she tosses out, “I quit my job today” in that way she has of saying huge things in light tones. I think my favorite aspect of the way Ji-hyung is stepping up to the plate is in how he takes everything in stride, not reacting big, not freaking out, but matching his mood to hers.

She tells him she made a huge mistake on the book jacket that would’ve been a disaster if the cover went to print, and starts to tell him about the shoes, but he smiles and says she doesn’t have to explain because he’s happy about the news. She confirms that she made the right choice, acting like she’s satisfied with the decision, which kills you because just an hour ago she was admitting to herself with raw honesty how much this is killing her.

Jae-min comes home with Moon-kwon in tow, ready to tell Aunt the news. Both men sit with dark faces in front of Aunt and Uncle, who can tell this is going to be bad. After warning them to prepare themselves and getting Aunt thoroughly nervous with anticipation, Jae-min says simply, “Seo-yeon has dementia.”

Aunt’s first reaction is denial and she tells Jae-min to cut out the joking, but her husband has already jumped to acceptance and Moon-kwon sits there silently crying. Aunt looks from face to face, the truth slowly sinking in.

Jae-min explains the gist about Seo-yeon being diagnosed and hurrying the wedding because of it, and how she’s had to stop her meds because of the pregnancy.

Aunt is so shocked that she passes out, and when she comes to, she sobs her heart out. There’s something stirring in the way she wails, swaying unchecked in her grief, while her three men sit stoically around her, her silent pillars.

Myung-hee hears the crying and bursts into the room, wondering what has happened. I actually feel kind of sorry for her when the first question she asks is, “Did Seo-yeon die?” As though that’s the only thing that would get her mother this sad. Aunt turns on her and wails, “Are you happy now?!”

Moon-kwon tells her about Seo-yeon’s dementia, shutting her up for the moment. Jae-min continues his calm explanation, and Aunt’s cries grow quieter as she thinks back to the signs of Seo-yeon’s illness. She wants to see Seo-yeon right away, but Jae-min tells her to wait a few days. Uncle agress, telling her to have her cry, and once she’s empty of tears, then she can go.

Moon-kwon’s phone rings while he’s still out, so Seo-yeon answers the call from Myung-hee to say she’ll tell him to call her back. But Myung-hee says through a sniffly voice, “Did you really have to make me into such a horrible bitch?”

Through tears, Unni says that this is why she doesn’t like Seo-yeon — because she messes with her and gets her all upset, but in the final moment flips the situation and makes her into the bad guy. She says she’d wanted to drag her out to the Han River and beat her on more than a few occasions (see? Someone wants to take you to the river — you say no). But now she’s made Myung-hee into an idiot.

Seo-yeon says she understands, and that she hasn’t behaved the best either. Myung-hee sobs that even now Seo-yeon has to act all cool, and hangs up abruptly. Funny how normally she’s so seething with jealousy and resentment, but this time I feel that Myung-hee’s harsh words are coming from a place of affection. But because Myung-hee’s not a soft person, the only way she can express her sorrow is through her usual tough speech and backhanded insults.

Seo-yeon keeps an even keel throughout this conversation, but after hanging up she blares classical music on the stereo, staring off into space.

Ji-hyung texts his mother, but it’s Dad who sneaks a look first while she’s out of the room. Clearly he is still interested in his son’s life, just not interested enough to drop the aloof act and actually display that interest.

Ji-hyung’s Dad chuckles over the developments at his friend’s house, since Hyang-gi’s father is morose without his little girl, while her mother is happy as you please to be reunited with her son. And sure enough, over in the Noh household, mother and son are dancing the tango in the living room while Hyang-gi’s father glowers.

Dad shuts off their music and takes issue with his wife gallivanting around without a care while he’s nursing a hole in his heart without dear daughter. Mom retorts that when Hyang-gi was being born, he was off with that hussy… and Dad hurriedly hushes her, conceding defeat. HA.

Mom turns the conversation to her son’s love life, telling him he should settle down and marry soon, rather than playing around and risk knocking someone up. He assures her that he’s not that reckless, but says that marriage might be difficult for him. (Why, because you have to reunite with your Life Is Beautiful lover, Jae-min oppa? Wouldn’t that make my day.)

But no, he sweet-talks, “It’s all because of you, Mother. Every young woman I meet will be compared to you, and I’ll wonder, ‘When she’s your age, will she be as elegant as Mother?’” Mom knows he’s laying on the charm but she loves it, soaking in the flattery. Wastrel Song Chang-eui cracks me up.

Moon-kwon comes home to a convivial atmosphere, with Ji-hyung giving Seo-yeon a foot massage. The mood immediately crumbles when he says he’s coming back from Aunt’s house, and he tells her that Aunt took it well. She cried a lot, but she didn’t collapse.

He finds a new text from Myung-hee on his phone, which reads simply, “I’m not going on my trip.” Instead, she’s sitting in her room sobbing. Her husband assures their worried son that his aunt isn’t going to die, and comforts Myung-hee.

Jae-min sits with his thoughts, thinking back to the time Seo-yeon had found out that he knew about her illness, and broken down at how much it hurt her and her pride.

At home, Seo-yeon bursts into laughter over something, and Ji-hyung asks to be let in on the joke so he can laugh with her. She tells him that they say you can fool yourself into feeling happy through the act of faking laughter, and since she’s going to get dumber anyway, maybe she can fool herself more easily than the average person.

Ji-hyung’s smile fades, but then he bucks up and says he’ll try it out too, and forces laughter of his own. Agh, that’s so sweet, and heartbreaking, as they sit there forcing laughter to cope with the pain.

But it doesn’t last long, because Seo-eyon goes directly from laugh to sob, and Ji-hyung comforts her. He thinks to himself, “It’s okay, Seo-yeon, it’s okay. These empty words are all I can say. But it’s not okay.”

Seo-yeon wonders to herself why the the baby’s heartbeat sounded so beautiful on that day she went to end the pregnancy, as though it were whispering her not to go through with it. But even now, she can’t be sure that this was the right decision, and that makes her fear the child: “Should I resent you, or be grateful? Should you be ashamed of me, or thankful? How will you, who will have no time to love me, remember me?”

Seo-yeon gets an unexpected visit from Myung-hee and Aunt, who are calmer today. It’s actually Myung-hee who’s closest to tears, who hastily tells her that her husband has been reading up on the latest treatment developments in the paper. And on her way to the door, Myung-hee says in a small voice, “Be strong. Have hope. Fighting,” and holds up a fist of encouragement. Now that warms my heart.

Aunt stays and gets to work preparing food. She keeps her stoic face on as best she can as Seo-yeon comes up behind her and says she’s sorry, and that life isn’t as hard as Aunt is thinking, since she has Ji-hyung. Aunt starts to cry but keeps her sobs inside, her face averted.

Later Seo-yeon forgets where she left her book. Moon-kwon finds it for her in the bathroom and she tries to shake it off, but she declares she wants to go out for a walk because it’s too stifling inside. She starts to head out before Moon-kwon reminds her to put on a coat. She says, “Ah, I forgot,” using the same word for forget that also describes flickering lights, and then calls herself Christmas lights, flickering/forgetting all the time.

As they walk, Seo-yeon gives Moon-kwon some sisterly advice, but in a tone that has his heart sinking in dismay. She says he has to live his life to the fullest, enough for the both of them, so that in the end he won’t have regrets. She says that she finds it harder and harder to pull her thoughts together, as though it takes an effort to be lucid that she finds wearying. Moon-kwon gently says she has to make that effort for the baby’s sake. She calls herself a crumbling brick wall, which no amount of effort will stop from crumbling.

She gets a phone call from Ji-hyung, and lies that she’s reading a book because he was insistent that she stay out of the cold. He asks which book and she fumbles for the title, and Ji-hyung guesses she’s outside. She tells him Moon-kwon’s with her, then quickly hangs up to keep him from scolding her brother. Ji-hyung calls her back to invite her and Moon-kwon to dinner with his mother.

Moon-kwon bows out of the dinner but drops her off, and she’s greeted by Ji-hyung’s aunt at a fancy members-only restaurant. The ladies begin dinner without Ji-hyung, who’s running late, and Mom asks after her health and the baby’s condition. Mom admits that while she didn’t agree with her decision at first, she understands and has decided to respect it.

But then…a voice sounds outside the door, impatiently insisting she’s going to go inside and say hi. It’s Hyang-gi’s mother, here with her son to suggest joining parties. Ohhhh crap.

Hyang-gi’s mother sizes up the room, and Ji-hyung’s mother identifies Seo-yeon as her daughter-in-law. This sets off Hyang-gi’s mother, predictably, who rails against her so-called friend for humiliating her daughter — who listened to Ajumma more than her own mother, by the way — and then bringing the Other Woman to this fancy place for dinner. Like this is a blight on decency. Through this all, Seo-yeon sits there stricken, unable to say anything.

Ji-hyung’s mother says that she isn’t obligated to get her approval or cower in fear while dining with her own daughter-in-law. She acknowledges that they were cruel to Hyang-gi, but reminds her that their children have worked through that on their own. But Hyang-gi’s mother is on a verbal roll and scorns her for coming here: “Is a daughter-in-law with dementia something to brag about?”

At that, Ji-hyung interjects, having just arrived. His hard words set off Hyang-gi’s brother, and the two sons get in each other’s faces until they have to be pulled apart. Hyang-gi’s mother shouts after Ji-hyung for being the guy who spit on her family to marry a dementia patient.

To which Ji-hyung’s mother warns, “Don’t you dare say dementia one more time.” Hyang-gi’s mother huffs, “What else would I call dementia but dementia?”

So Ji-hyung’s mother throws a glass of water in her face. Omo!

Hyang-gi’s mother sputters, more shocked than anything, “Y-you dare…?” Ji-hyung’ s mother says, cold as ice, “Dare? What about you? Who do you think you are?”

Dinner continues afterward, a silent affair. Seo-yeon cries silently over her plate, and Ji-hyung excuses themselves. Mom apologizes for subjecting her to this kind of treatment, but all Seo-yeon can do is bow her head and say she’s sorry.

Mom hugs her, pats her hair, and tells her while a tear runs down her own cheek, “There are friends you can neither kill nor save. Please understand.”

They drive home in quiet. Seo-yeon touches Ji-hyang’s face as he drives, and he kisses it. Once home, he holds her close, trying to offer comfort.

 
COMMENTS

Aww, yeah. I knew Ji-hyung’s mother would step it up, and she did it admirably. Despite the fact that some of the parents in this drama are questionable parents — heck, human beings — I like the variety we get in parent-child relationships, whether blood-related or surrogate or neglected.

I do appreciate how the broken wedding wasn’t enough to splinter the friendship, but that Mom’s protectiveness over Seo-yeon is. And how tone-deaf of Hyang-gi’s mother to feel slighted that her own child gravitated more toward her friend rather than herself — really, ya think? She’s a hilarious character to watch, but someone I’d dread knowing in real life.

Seo-yeon doesn’t have a mother — not one who cares, or who merits the term — but she has Aunt who loves her like a daughter, and now Ji-hyung’s mother is stepping into that role as well. I like that Mom doesn’t hide her disapproval of her husband’s childishness, even as she cuts him slack (too much, in my opinion) and says she understands his reaction. But I did wonder at one point if her own marriage was doomed the moment she chose to support her child and her husband had a problem with that. Good riddance, I’d say.

It makes it all the more wrenching that Seo-yeon won’t have much time to be a mother of her own, but even still she’s made this last decision regarding her illness in order to preserve that very motherhood. It’s partly the reason for her journal writing, and if that turns out to be her own book, I can’t think of a more satisfying way to leave behind something of herself, something permanent, to mark that she was here and that she lived.

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48 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Elana

    *tears*

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  2. eunia

    Thank YOU! :)

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  3. Kate

    Thanks so much for the recap. I’m gonna read all ur recaps first before watching this drama:) Ur website is the best^^

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  4. diorama

    I’ve seen that restaurant room in at least two dramas before…definitely Miss Ripley. Are they recycling sets?

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    • 4.1 Jennie

      Yeah, me too. Both in Miss Ripley and Protect The Boss!

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  5. imChildish

    thanks you, 4 more episode left :(

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  6. Dee

    made me cry,,:(

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  7. Cynthia

    Thanks for the speedy recap, JB!

    Mom has certainly stepped up in this soul-destroying drama.
    It looks fairly certainly that BadDad will come around by the end and have his own guilt/regrets to deal with.

    Best scene: The epic water toss – that was LOL **fist pump**, and about time someone put that loud-mouthed harpy in her place.

    For the first time, I actually had a few tears for Aunt & Seo-yeon in the kitchen scene – a quiet moment between the two of them with no histrionics from the Aunt.

    I am loving the performance from the younger Yoochun brother. He’s really nailed his part – good for him!

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  8. Combray

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if Jae-min and Chang-eui did meet and fall in love lol Chang-eui/Hyang-gi’s mother would DIE.

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    • 8.1 gg

      hahaha excellent!!

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    • 8.2 Shikurai17

      That would definitely be awesome if they got together. I wish! XD

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    • 8.3 Jomo

      LOL at last CAPITALIZED word, as if that alone could make it HAPPEN, please!

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  9. joonni

    sobbed and wept…and now weeping again. Thank you.

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  10. 10 Joyce

    My heart just broke into a thousand pieces…

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  11. 11 u_gene

    JAEMIN-HYANGGI!?

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    • 11.1 Shu

      Thats a incredulous idea!!! I’m impartial to hyang gi, but no i dont want dear jaemin to have such a person as mother in law..

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  12. 12 Ani

    I was afraid for the big reveal to Aunty, and damn if it isn’t the most heartbreaking thing to watch. I didn’t know how Myunghee was going to deal with this information, but I feel bad for the amount of guilt she’s feeling right now – although I hope she learns from it. Family is what Seoyeon needs the most right now, and I’m glad to know everyone is rallying up to be there for her in her time of need.

    …and if that turns out to be her own book…

    Wow. I didn’t think of that. Would be nice. It made me think of Aya Kito and her 1 Litre no Namida/1 Litre of Tears. Her diary was her “outlet for describing the intense personal struggles she underwent in coping, adapting, and ultimately trying to survive her disease [Spinocerebellar ataxia]“. Writing means so much to Seoyeon. It wasn’t just a job to her. It was everything. Hopefully her diary/journal can become something she can leave behind aside from the memory of her, her loved ones, and her child.

    “I write because writing is evidence that I am still alive.” ~Aya Kito

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    • 12.1 neener

      I cried more than a liter with this Jdrama!!!!

      it was like every episode I’d cry like a baby!

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  13. 13 nuri

    wow.. this is good episode. i was wondering, what is the use of good cast (Ji-hyung’s mom and Hyang-gi’s mom) if they dont intend to use it well. but, the scene in the restaurant will feel different if the actor not as good.

    after reading episode 15 recaps, i got the feeling we’re only halfway. yet, as JB said above “especially for a show where not a lot changes from episode to episode, since we’re focusing more on the little changes from day to day and the characters’ reactions to the illness,”. maybe we’re almost there (we are).

    i’ll miss these crazy fun Monday, laughing at one show and crying watching the other one.

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  14. 14 via

    Thanks for the recap GF.. My tears keep falling down as reading your recap..

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    • 14.1 via

      Im sorry JB, I thought GF made the recap… Then I would say thank you for the recap JB..

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  15. 15 jossy

    aaaaand I cry.
    now my weekly dose of simultaneous melo (T_T) & squeeeeee* has come and gone, onwards with my life!
    pfffft can next week come fast as, as! lol

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  16. 16 asianromance

    a kdrama water-tossing that I actually approve!

    Thanks for the recap!

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  17. 17 cv

    Awwww…(sigh) sad…sad….thanks for the recap.

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  18. 18 jhowy1981

    Thank you for the recap…i dont understand korean but i still watched the drama as soon it is available…while waiting for the eng-sub, i accidentally checked this website regarding the episode recap…so, i watch first in korean, then read the recap, then i will watch again with eng-sub…very good drama, all i can say, million thumbs up for korean dramas…hooray!!!…fighting!!!

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  19. 19 minhe

    awesome awesome recap !thanks :)

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  20. 20 danni

    Go Ji-hyung’s mom! Seriously, she’s the best drama mom ever. Though I like Hyang-gi’s mom’s craziness, someone really needs to put her in check sometimes and I’m glad Ji-hyung’s mom did. There’s only so much crap a person can take.

    Aw, Myung-hee does have a heart underneath all that pettiness and griping. Better late than never right?

    Thanks for the recap as always!

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  21. 21 sangay

    watched this episode before reading the recaps today.

    a couple of regrets.

    1. wished seo yeon hugged her aunt from behind in the kitchen. i’m sure her aunt would have appreciated a hug from her though it was like seo yeon’s pride was stopping her from doing so again.

    2. the walk between moon kwon and seo yeon should have the 2 siblings linking arms walking together. it’s a little sad watching how the kid brother’s always trying to anticipate sister’s mood and speech before he dare to speak. hey, siblings can walk linking arms together, not just lovers :p

    best scene of the episode … when ji hyung’s mum threw that glass of water right into hyangi gi’s mum’s face. oh so priceless, it was so long overdue ! for once, hyang gi’s mum is speechless ! :D

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  22. 22 pat

    Thanks for the recaps, i’m not very attentive who does it, but you guys are brilliant…….I’m so hooked up with these korean dramas, now, i can’t start watching without reading recaps…….

    Episode 16, best epi for this drama…….love knows no bounderies……

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  23. 23 KUDOS

    cryed and cryed and cryed. loved the recap! :]

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  24. 24 Wonbinlover

    Thank you for the recap. This was the first episode I actually watched because I would just read the recaps because I thought it would be too sad for me to handle. And guess what I did cry like a baby watching this episode. It just breaks my heart but Su Ae is doing a wonderful job playing her character.

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  25. 25 luraaa

    Oppa, if Hyang-gi doesn’t marry you, I will.

    And about the Japanese dorama, 1litre of tears, that show was so heartbreaking. It was the earliest dorama I have seen, and I shed a lot of tears watching that show. And that was also where I fell in love with Nishikido Ryo :). Same with Crying out loud in the centre of the world, my first Jdorama.

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    • 25.1 fan

      It might be just me, but Jdorama usually does not make me cry.
      I watched both of 1litre and Crying out load (& Koizora & god please give me more time & summer snow etc). I wish they were made as Kdramas. I think Kdrama is best as far as making a show romantic and emotionally charged.

      Then again, I love Jdrama for it’s quirkiness. There are so many favorites – nodame cantabile, orange days, Tokyo Dogs, love shuffle, notoru no hikari , trick, tiger and dragon , some KimuTaku dramas ,strawberry on the short cake (boy, they sure know how to make a title) etc.

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  26. 26 Sisa

    I can’t really say anything but that i cried my eyes out and is not very coherent.

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  27. 27 John Cantor

    Brilliant acting and brilliant writing. One of the best shows I’ve seen……….drama or film.
    They really hit it out of the park.
    World class in every way….although that sounds a bit……
    I mean it could be on HBO.

    So good.

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    • 27.1 Korazy Lady

      I agree 100%! While I’ve enjoyed watching many other kdramas, none holds a candle to this as far as the quality of writing or acting.

      I have to say that I am secretly hoping that Hyang-gi and Ji Hyung are reunited in the distant future so that Hyang Gi can help raise his child. I think even Seo-Yeon would be happy with that. And it would certainly be the ultimate revenge against Hyang-gi’s mother!

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  28. 28 jojo

    Thanks for the recap, JB. Think I’m gonna let this drama end before I tackle the rest of it…then I can fast forward all the extraneous scenes and focus on the important parts.

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  29. 29 Minsun

    Could hardly hold back my tears just reading the recap. The recaps have been so lyrical, so representative of the rhythm of the story, it was as if I was reading Seoyeon’s book itself. Thank you!

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  30. 30 Hipployta

    Dropping tears at work….*sigh*

    1 Litre of Tears…I watched the first episode and then watched the beginning of the last episode because I knew what was going to happen. Never finished.

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  31. 31 lexkrisy

    Been weeping while reading this recap. Thank you very much. The recaps you two write are like the real thoughts coming out of the writer’s mind and her characters. All great actors in this drama. Yoohwan is perfect as SeoYeon’s dongseng. His hyung must be so proud. But my personal fave is SooAe >> truly fantastic!

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  32. 32 olsen

    so delicious
    thank u JB

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  33. 33 Qd

    Always gets me in the gut. This makes me want to wail like a crazy woman. Why do I feel so much for this sad sad drama?

    Thank you so much for the recap. I truly dont know what I will do without your powerful and heartfelt recaps.

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  34. 34 Jomo

    Why am I reading this?
    Why am I crying over these words you wrote down on the internet? How can anyone bear that much pain? Seriously. It’s just not fair. And don’t even say the word…b……….a……….b……….y………Sh&t!

    Geez! I love the LIB mom. So much.
    I knew they cast her to be an awesome mom again.
    That is prolly what is says on her CV and her undershirt:
    “` AWESOME MOM!

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  35. 35 Anduril

    I tried to wait for the English subs, but couldn’t. Played leap frog with reading recap and watching scenes.

    I’m so glad that Moon-kwon got to cry with Aunt. He has to be strong and light at home, but of all the people affected, he is among the most hurt. Watching him silently lose it while JM talked broke my heart in a thousand pieces.

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  36. 36 JD

    Wow, GO JI HYUNG’S MAMA! luff her so hard

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  37. 37 meirav

    thank u for the recap:)

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  38. 38 Brandi

    I just realized how many people from Life is Beautiful are here! Kim Hae Sook (who plays Ji-hyung’s mother here) got my Best Kdrama Mother award (2010) from that drama–and she’s competing with the Scent of a Woman mother for it again this year. I really love her characters.

    After seeing crap, bigoted parents in kdramaland for years, I was wondering how real parents in Korea reacted to seeing those characters on screen. Good to have writers who know that people are multi-dimensional, and characters should be too.

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  39. 39 Lilian

    loved this episode although nothing much happened. But the ending was beautifully sad. I was rooting for ji Hyung’s mum!

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