Drama Recaps
Big: Episode 10
by | July 3, 2012 | 272 Comments

Now that Da-ran is cluing into her feelings, we get some great stuff – the right kind of angst, a flurry of confused feelings, and a lot of crossed wires between two people who swore not to love each other. Oops. This is why you should always leave a loophole in your fake contract marriages, people!

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

While Kyung-joon listens to the Walkman outside the theater, Da-ran stares up at him, surprised by her own reaction to his arrival. She starts, “I feel strange…” and Kyung-joon clicks the tape to stop.

She continues, “Why am I so happy you came?” He totally hears her, but pretends not to and asks what she said. She gets so flustered that she runs back and forth blathering on about buying snacks, and he just watches her curiously.

He spends the entire movie staring at her, and finally asks in the middle of the theater, “Gil Teacher, do you like me?” Eeek! Her eyes grow wide, but his question is cued to a screaming moment in the horror movie (awesome) and she averts her gaze awkwardly.

As they walk out of the theater, she finally answers, “So you heard that…” she attempts an explanation about not wanting to watch a horror movie alone, hence the happiness at his arrival.

He asks why with the moony eyes then. She says she makes those eyes whenever she’s thirsty. She demonstrates to hilarious effect, “Ah… so thirsty.” Kyung-joon: “Are you sure what you were thirsty for isn’t this?” He points to his face.

She finally admits she’s been confused lately, and she doesn’t know why, but she was really happy he came. He takes it in but also notes Yoon-jae’s ring on her finger, and sighs.

He tells her that he promised he wouldn’t go to her so he’ll keep his end of the deal, but if she comes to him, he doesn’t have the confidence to stop her. “So stop being so clingy.” Her jaw drops, “Clingy?”

Just then, a couple with a super clingy boyfriend walks past her and she screws up her face in embarrassment. She imagines the clingy version of her confession, complete with Star Wars opening crawl to define the word he used to call her clingy (the sound of chugging a drink but also used to describe the needy clucking of a significant other).

Meanwhile, Choong-shik finds Mari in a sour mood at the hospital. She asks if a person goes to see a movie they don’t even like just for another person, that means they like them, right?

Choong-shik says that if she had gone to the movies with him, he’d have guessed she liked him 80 points. That crushes her as she wonders, “If it’s eighty, then there’s only twenty left…” For you? Aw, sweetie. Not how it works. She leaves Choong-shik wondering if she has a new crush.

Se-young walks away reeling after conveniently overhearing Yoon-jae’s mother talk about Kyung-joon. She wonders if he could be a second son that she abandoned.

She braces herself and goes to meet her, where Mom asks her for regular updates on Kyung-joon’s condition. While Mom steps away, Se-young eyes a hairbrush with determination. Aw, yeah. You might be evil, but right now your nosiness is serving the plot quite well.

Kyung-joon takes Da-ran to his uncle’s restaurant to eat dinner, and takes every opportunity to use his clingy word kkul-geuk to describe the sound of swallowing stuff, like “glug glug.” She scowls.

He asks if she knows anything about a person Yoon-jae was looking for, someone Mom didn’t want him to meet. She doesn’t, and he guesses it must have been a clingy ex. She chokes at that.

Uncle comes by the table and starts to wonder at all the coincidences—the Doc sure knows a lot about Kyung-joon. Could he… maybe be… someone sent by Kyung-joon’s father?

That’s an unexpected twist for Kyung-joon, and he asks what Uncle knows about Dad. And in case we weren’t suspecting it, we get a shot of Yoon-jae’s father, who takes out a hidden picture of Kyung-joon’s mom Hee-soo.

Uncle says he only saw the man once, right when Kyung-joon was born. All he knew was that Hee-soo called him “Teacher.” (Which is a title for all sorts of things, not just teachers – for instance, doctors.)

Da-ran asks Kyung-joon if he knows anything about his father or wants to go find him, but he balks at that, since to the rest of the world, Kang Kyung-joon is lying in a coma.

Se-young checks in on Kyung-joon and wonders if he’s really Yoon-jae’s little brother, as she suspects. She takes a hair sample from him as well and asks her friend for a DNA test between Mom and Little Bro. Is it weird that I’m cheering her on? I might need a shower after this.

So then more dot-connecting: On the way home, Kyung-joon shows Da-ran the cherub picture in his wallet. Mom told him that Dad drew it himself.

Da-ran gets this niggling feeling that she’s seen this picture before, but Kyung-joon dismisses that as impossible, since only one exists in the world. What, did he go around drawing one for each son he left behind? If only that weren’t true.

She puts the wallet back in his hand and holds his hand in hers for a moment, saying sincerely that if he ever changes his mind about wanting to find Dad, she’ll help in whatever way she can. He teases her about the handholding, and she pounds her head into the window as he laughs.

He asks if there isn’t something she wants to do on her last night of freedom before work, and she drags him to a gift shop to find stuff that’s made in China to give to her coworkers. Kyung-joon finds little white bears and figures if they color them in, they’ll be little pandas. Score.

But they argue on the proper parts to color, and it devolves into a competition. They gear up at home with a basket full of bears and a pair of permanent markers, and get to pandafying the teddy bears. The winner gets to live like a panda – do nothing but eat and sleep.

It actually is sort of confusing when you think about which parts are black, and Da-ran gets tripped up, while Kyung-joon is confident and refuses to share.

Time for the unveiling. Da-ran’s panda looks almost right but wrong, and Kyung-joon proudly presents his.

Da-ran googles pandas disbelievingly, and Kyung-joon comes out the clear winner. I love the way he describes it: “See! Long-sleeve super-cropped belly shirt, bare stomach, rain boots, no panties.” Hahaha. When you say it like that, pandas have weird outfits indeed.

He lifts his panda’s arm up to declare him the winner, and Da-ran makes her panda attack. He immediately requests a back massage and a drink and she complies grudgingly.

They finish up the panda gifts, and we see Gil Panda and Kang Panda hanging up above them. Cute.

Mari goes to see the newlyweds first thing in the morning, and Choong-shik tags along to try and deter her, insisting that it’s rude. They peer in the window and see the couple arguing over the fact that Kyung-joon won’t eat the beans in his rice.

Mari says that he doesn’t like beans. But as soon as Da-ran leaves, they watch as Kyung-joon closes his eyes and swallows the beans with a glass of water, as if they’re pills or something.

Her face falls, and she asks Choong-shik how many points he likes someone if he eats beans for her. Choong-shik says 90 points, and this time Mari says aloud, “Then there’s only ten left for me.”

Choong-shik bites down on his own fist in shock. Does Mari like… Doctor Seo??

Mari finds Da-ran at school and makes sure that they’re still on the same page: “You want Kyung-joon-ie to hurry up and return to his place, don’t you?” But this time Da-ran sighs, “I suppose that’s how it should be.”

Mari asks, “You don’t like it that Kyung-joon is here. You want Seo Yoon-jae ajusshi to hurry back, right?” And this time Da-ran can’t even answer. Aw. Mari asks her to scold Kyung-joon if he ever says that he wants to stay this way.

Da-ran sits there a while longer, lost in thought. She looks down at her ring and sighs that Kyung-joon should go back. That’s what’s right. But she doesn’t look happy about it.

She comes home to find Kyung-joon staring at the cherub picture in his wallet, and she asks if he’s really not going to look for Dad. He says that he’s not interested in seeking him out—he never needed a dad, since he was perfectly happy just him and Mom.

At the same time, Se-young gets the DNA results back, and they’re a 99.9% match. So Kyung-joon is definitely Yoon-jae’s mother’s biological son. She wonders if she should tell Yoon-jae what she knows.

Kyung-joon asks if Yoon-jae’s family situation is like his, since he never once met his father the whole time he was in the States. Da-ran just knows that Yoon-jae’s parents live apart, but that’s about it.

All he knows is that Yoon-jae supposedly sees his father once a year on June 24, but doesn’t know the significance of the date. He prods Da-ran to see if she remembers anything specific about that date, but she doesn’t, and he storms into his room in a huff.

He can’t believe she doesn’t remember that it’s also his birthday, and fumes bitterly. She knows it’s something and searches her brain. The thing she comes up with? Her essay deadline for “Why I Want to Be a Teacher,” assigned by Vice Principal Kim.

He deflates at her answer. She scours the shelves looking for an essay that Yoon-jae once wrote on why he wanted to become a doctor, and says she’s going to use it as “reference.” He guesses more accurately that she’s copying it. *facepalm* Really? Plagiarism, Teach?

He picks up the article and reads a little, as we get a flashback to the warm and caring Doctor Yoon-jae. He writes about wanting to become a doctor at the age of eighteen, when he found out that he was saved by someone extending a warm hand to him.

He writes that he wanted to become someone who could offer a warm hand to others, and thought that if he did, he could extend the salvation he received. It sounds more and more like Yoon-jae discovered at eighteen that he was saved by a transplant of some sort (which he didn’t know at the time), and feels that being a doctor is giving back that debt he owes.

Yoon-jae writes, “I always ask the 18-year old me: Am I doing well? Is my hand warm?” Kyung-joon reads it and looks at his hand dispassionately, the larger meaning lost on him. He figures she can just change all the “doctors” to “teachers” and she’ll be set.

He catches her red-handed in her plan to copy the essay, but she counters that she wanted to become a teacher at 18 too. She asks what Kyung-joon wants to be. He’s more interested in what she thinks—what does she want him to be?

He tells her he can be anything, so she should think about Kang Kyung-joon’s future and spark an interest in something for him to pursue, and then adds oh-so-nonchalantly for her to think about his immediate future as well, say June 24.

She’s left baffled again, until she FINALLY remembers that it’s his birthday. She looks at him studying in his room and muses, “One year older. Kang Kyung-joon’s future…” She smiles.

Se-young meets with Kyung-joon’s aunt and asks about his birth – was Aunt present, and was his mother his birth mother, or was he adopted? But Aunt remembers Hee-soo having a pregnant belly and Kyung-joon being born on June 24, so nothing out of the ordinary.

That throws Se-young into another round of what-hell-with-this-family, and she works out the possibilities. If Yoon-jae’s mom is bio-mom, but Kyung-joon’s mom gave birth… then… surrogate?

The Unrequited Lovers Club meets again at the mandoo restaurant, and this time Uncle tells a ridiculous story about a woman King Sejong loved named Antakab, and he was so heartbroken that he couldn’t be with her, that he invented the word antakab-da (heartbreaking) after her. Pffft.

He calls the regret and heartbreak he carries inside an Antakabi, and they each reminisce about the cruel fate of missed dates with their intendeds, because of a lack of technology (no cell phones, no navigation). I sort of understand why VP Kim might still be moony, but is anyone going to remind Uncle that he’s already married?

Da-ran wonders what she should get Kyung-joon for his birthday, wanting it to be something special that sparks a dream for his future.

Meanwhile Mari thinks priority number one is finding Kyung-joon’s dad, since then Gil Teacher doesn’t have to be his guardian anymore. Da-ran says she doesn’t mind being around for Kyung-joon, but Mari counters that she can’t do it forever, which gives Da-ran a pang of sadness.

Mari tells Kyung-joon that they should look for his dad, and being in Yoon-jae’s body is the perfect disguise for it. Um… if they didn’t share a father, sure.

He doesn’t want to, but Mari says it’s for Gil Teacher’s good—she’s surely burdened by the responsibility of being his guardian, but doesn’t say anything because she’s too nice. He’s left wondering if that’s true, and thinks maybe he shouldn’t have been such a lazy panda then.

Da-ran tells herself that she can’t be around forever in Kyung-joon’s life, so inserting herself into his future is wrong. She convinces herself to focus on her future with Yoon-jae, and thinks back to Yoon-jae’s birthday last year.

She remembers waiting for him with a tandem bicycle for hours… and then he never showed. She spent the time doodling hearts on the bench where she waited. Seriously, this is your memory of his birthday? Sigh. She psyches herself up that she was able to wait for him for hours, so she can wait longer now.

As Da-ran cleans, Kyung-joon keeps giving her furtive glances, checking to see if she seems burdened by having to take care of him. But she’s glancing at him too, for different reasons: “The face is Yoon-jae’s, but why do I keep seeing Kyung-joon?”

They lock eyes and she awkwardly blurts something about the house being burdensomely large to clean, and he fixates on that word and jumps up. He grabs the mop and tells her to lie around, and he’ll clean and mow the lawn “so that it’s ready for army duty.” Ha. I don’t think you need to shave the lawn into a crew cut.

She wants to help but he ushers her up to her room and insists that he was perfectly capable of doing all this when he was living alone, so she doesn’t need to do any of it, and tells her to rest.

She goes to her room and sighs, “Kyung-joon-ie would be fine without me.” Aw, I love this—he’s scared she’ll go away if he doesn’t help her, while she’s scared he doesn’t need her around.

She tells herself to stop thinking about Kyung-joon and heads out to try and find “The Gil Da-ran who knows how to wait.” She rides her bicycle around the park looking for that bench, confused because they all look the same.

Mari comes by to tell Kyung-joon that she found a connection between his parents—an art professor that they shared. Dad happens to be arriving in Korea at the same time, and his first stop is to meet said professor.

The professor says that Yoon-jae came by once to ask about Hee-soo and her son, and asks if they’ve found the child. But Dad says no, they haven’t yet.

Kyung-joon tells Mari that he doesn’t need to find his father because that’s not the person he wants around in his future. Mari asks who that is. Kyung-joon says that even though he can become anything that someone else wants of him, he can’t expect someone else to act according to his expectations. “So I don’t care if I’m alone.”

Mari volunteers herself for the position, and then moves another purseful of things into her makeshift room.

Da-ran searches the whole park for that bench but can’t find it, and wills her heart to beat the way it did when she was waiting for Yoon-jae on his birthday. But it won’t beat faster for Yoon-jae, no matter how much she commands it to.

And then Kyung-joon calls and says he’s at the park looking for her, and she tells him where she is. She hangs up and starts to wait, and then feels a thud in her heart.

She puts her hand there, “My heart is beating just like it was when I was waiting for the person I liked. Why am I like this? The person I’m waiting for is Kyung-joon.”

She stands there waiting with her hand over her heart, and when she sees him in the distance, the feeling overwhelms her. “I must be crazy.” She hides behind a tree, not wanting to face it.

He calls to ask where she is, and she says, “I’m not here,” which is hilariously telling. But the moment he notices her behind the tree, she tells him, “The person I’m waiting for isn’t you. So don’t look for me. I can’t look at you right now.”

He gets the message and turns around, and she watches him walk away, her heart breaking. She says aloud to herself for Kyung-joon to go because she’s in the middle of waiting right now, but tears start to fall the farther he gets from her.

The art professor looks at the Miracle book and guesses right away that it’s the story of Dad’s two sons, one Yoon-jae the other Kyung-joon. Dad says nothing in response.

Kyung-joon gets home when suddenly another jolt hits him and his coma body lifts up as he goes there for a split second. He slumps to the ground.

The nurse sees Kyung-joon’s body move and runs to get Mari and Se-young.

Da-ran finally finds the right bench, though now her heart is faded and surrounded by other people’s doodles. She puts a hand to her heart, but sighs when nothing happens. She wonders why it’s not the same as before.

Mari calls in a panic to say that Kyung-joon’s body moved. Is she with him? Is it Yoon-jae or Kyung-joon? Da-ran says she’ll find out, and the first thought out of her mouth is, “Is Kyung-joon-ie gone?”

She races home and calls out his name, and finds him slumped over on the couch, in the middle of trying to call for help.

She asks hesitantly, “Kyung-joon-ah?” He opens his eyes slowly and she can barely contain herself as she waits for his answer. She searches his face and then he finally answers, “Gil Teacher. It’s me.”

She lets out a breath of relief and then the tears hit her like a wave. We know she’s crying in relief because her fear was that Kyung-joon would leave her, but he thinks of course that she’s crying in sorrow.

Kyung-joon: “I’m sorry that Seo Yoon-jae couldn’t come back.”

A tear falls as he watches her cry.

He calls Mari to update her on the non-change, and she says things are the same at the hospital. She asks if he’s okay, and he says that it hurt a lot. He wonders why they don’t switch permanently and instead just get bursts of searing pain.

She asks about Da-ran and he sighs that she must’ve been really disappointed because she cried a lot and went up to her room.

Upstairs, Da-ran sinks to the ground and breaks down in tears, “I must be crazy.” She cries and cries, and Kyung-joon hears her from the other side of the door. He murmurs to himself, “Seo Yoon-jae, hurry back.” To end her pain? You two are killing me.

The next morning, Ae-kyung gets word that Da-ran is too sick to come to work, and she bristles at Na Teacher’s concern for Da-ran. She pretends a customer service call is from a guy she’s going on a blind date with, and he walks away and leaves her pouting.

Kyung-joon comes to check on Da-ran and asks why she’s sick when he’s the one who was in pain: “Were you that disappointed?” She turns away from him and says that it’s her she’s disappointed in.

He says that he went back for longer, almost thirty seconds this time. He’s sure they’ll switch back soon, so stop being disappointed. Aw.

“Kyung-joon-ah, when you change back for good, will I be able to let you go?” He hears that as burden and responsibility rather than her heart, and asks with tear-filled eyes, “Am I really that burdensome?”

He tells her to stop thinking about those things and just not be sick anymore. He leaves to go get her medicine.

Se-young comes by to give Yoon-jae’s mother an update on Kyung-joon and decides to just ask her outright: “Isn’t Kang Kyung-joon your son?” Mom doesn’t need much prodding to spill the beans, and confirms how all the puzzle pieces fit together.

When Yoon-jae was twelve, he was really sick and needed a younger brother to survive (they don’t specify what, but we can guess it’s some kind of transplant). Mom wasn’t in the condition to have another child, so Dad and the woman he loved, Hee-soo, had the child.

She makes it sound like they had a child between them, though we know from the DNA test that what they did was get her to be a surrogate, since he’d have to be a biological match to Yoon-jae to help him.

She admits that Kyung-joon was born specifically to save Yoon-jae. Damn, that’s crazy. She adds that she can’t say that Kyung-joon is her child. Because then you might feel the insane amount of guilt that you should?

The art professor reads through the Miracle book and narrates that it’s the tale of two boys who save the other in turn. Se-young tells Mom that in their accident, Yoon-jae saved Kyung-joon without knowing who he was.

She wonders if they oughtn’t tell Yoon-jae, but Mom doesn’t want to do that ever and tells her to butt out. She has every intention of never seeing Kyung-joon again, barring Yoon-jae having more health issues. You are one cold fish, lady.

Se-young watches over Kyung-joon’s body, now realizing that he was born only to save Yoon-jae’s life. She worries that he might never wake up and just die this way. If you grow a conscience and meddle in this, I’ll totally forgive your other meddling. Really, I swears it!

Kyung-joon comes home with medicine for Da-ran but her room is empty. He finds her in the park and she says she’s okay now and asks if he is too. He is, but he figures it’ll hurt a lot more when they change for real.

Da-ran: “Us returning to our rightful places… seems like it’s going to hurt a lot.”

Kyung-joon tells her that if worrying about him is burdensome, she doesn’t need to waste any concern on him. “I’ll be patient by myself, and when I change back, I’ll disappear from your side.”

She looks into his eyes as he adds nervously, “I’ll disappear so you’ll never have to see me again.”

 
COMMENTS

Both a lot of development and very little at the same time, if that’s possible. I really wanted her crying outburst to be accompanied by a panicked confession of some sort, so that he’d know her fear and desperation is about him leaving and not about her disappointment that he’s still here.

But I’m grateful for at least the huge step in Da-ran realizing her feelings – no confusion this time, but a clear understanding that her heart no longer beats for Yoon-jae, but does for Kyung-joon. I liked the waiting motif, mostly because it doesn’t require their physical presence—she can’t be confused by Yoon-jae’s face if that’s not what she’s looking at when her heart thumps for Kyung-joon. Her heart seems firmly attached to Kyung-joon in that body now, so much that when she hides behind that tree and says she can’t look at him, it’s not Yoon-jae’s face she’s talking about.

I think it’s to this show’s detriment that her feelings came now (late for me) but I’m not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. Now that their relationship is charged with emotion and their equal desire to do right by the other person, it’s fraught with the right kind of tension that’s moving and sweet. I love the crossing of wires for them, because it’s not caused by some interloper (though Mari does keep trying). It’s really just that they can’t give up on the idea of what they’re supposed to do, to make the other person happy. It turns out their love triangle is soul-body-teacher, which is kind of funny and also really really hard to overcome. ‘Cause soul kinda can’t detach itself from body for the time being.

And there’s something really interesting about that problem because Yoon-jae’s shell is both the reason why she began to see Kyung-joon beyond his 18-year old shell, but is also their biggest hindrance in ever doing anything about it. And I like that in the end, it’s the same problem they would’ve had sans body swap at all. Her primary concern has shifted to Kyung-joon’s age and the lines she shouldn’t cross as his teacher, and hiding her feelings because they’re crazy and inappropriate. Well, they are till June 24. *wink wink*

I’m glad the family mystery has finally been revealed, and I’m happy that it’s more complicated than a simple secret illegitimate love child, half-brother scenario. But what the hell, family? You have a child by surrogate for the sole purpose of saving your son? That’s crazy. Now I’m curious how much Yoon-jae knew—did he simply think he was searching for a donor, or did he know he was searching for his biological brother, born to save his life? And if they chose the woman Dad was in love with to give birth to the child (which seems EXTRA crazy to me) it makes sense why Dad is more attached to Kyung-joon and seeking him out, whereas Mom puts herself at a cold distance.

The particulars of all of this still seem nutty to me, but I like the one-born-to-save-the-other connection, because they do in fact mirror the act eighteen years later without knowing why. Now the idea that only one brother might survive in the end seems more of a likely threat—perhaps according to Fate, only one brother was ever supposed to be born, but the parents took the matter into their own hands, to tragic consequences? I think we’re gonna need some major mojo for them to both walk away from this alive. Get that shaman back on the line! On the upside, this week felt a lot more like classic Hong sisters writing, full of twists and wordplay and double meanings from every other line. I feel like this drama’s been light on their usual flair, so it was nice to have that flavor back in action this week. Hope it’s here to stay.

 
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272 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. kbap

    Thank you for the recap! Damn I seriously love this show :)

    • 1.1 Jenjen

      Me too

  2. ThePaigeeP

    I don’t even know how to feel about this drama anymore… We NEED to know how Yoon Jae feels!!

    • 2.1 Rashell

      I feel the same way! It’s like we have a main character that we know nothing about. And it really does feel like a hole in the drama. This guy is connected to everyone, but he’s been asleep the whole time. We REALLY need to know this guy.

      • 2.1.1 Wen

        Make no mistake, the main character in the show is Kyung Joon – he just happens to be in Yoon Jae’s body. The story revolves around him and he’s the one that’s getting the most development, alongside Da Ran.

        • 2.1.1.1 ilikemangos

          Yup, totally agree. I knew from the get-go (and the synopsis) that the main character has always been kyung joon. if the story focuses on kyung jung in another’s body, and the hijinks surrounding him and da ran, he was always the main char.
          we’ve already passed the midway mark of the show and if we still dont know much about yoon jae then that’s a giveaway that maybe he isn’t the main char and isn’t meant to be.
          i wouldn’t mind if he didn’t survive in the end, but i’d really like to know his feelings, for closure. Im sure that’s what we all need to know by the end.

          • 2.1.1.1.1 Rae

            Agreed. It’s like in While You Were Sleeping – the guy in the coma is not the main character, so it doesn’t really matter how he feels. Da Ran is Sandra Bullock – starts out in love with a fantasy and eventually falls for the brother!

      • 2.1.2 Adri

        I dont get why everyone feels this way. I for one dont give a crap if the Doctor never comes back. I don’t want to know his story and develop (potential) sympathy for him, cuz that’ll just make this “love triangle” a “love square” and needlessly complicated. I just want Kyung Joonie. I just want him to win, and as his 18 (or-to-be 20) yr. old self. Things are complicated enough already, and I don’t want Da Ran to be with a guy who left her alone on a park bench for 2 hours (I don’t care if ppl are rumoring that he did love her, that action alone is unacceptable).

        Kyung Joon, on the other hand, is a perfect gentleman and he deserves the girl (for so, so many reasons now). So why is everyone cheering for the Doctor?! He’s done nothing to warrant any affection yet, and I don’t want him to do anything either cuz that’ll just make everyone feel even more conflicted, and it’s going to annoy the hell out of me. Now every time the show pretends for a moment that they’re switching back I hold my breath – but for different reasons than the rest of you. I’m frightened that the Doc is coming back and that we won’t have KJ anymore (my fear is like Da Ran’s), and even if KJ awakes as himself too, I’m frightened even more for all the annoying pointless conflict THAT’ll bring. KJ will leave “to get out of the teacher’s way” (which will agitate me for hours on end) and Da Ran is too much of a pushover to tell Doc directly that her heart no longer goes to him (at least for a lonnng, painful while in which I squirm impatiently in my seat) and also since I fully believe Doc is not all that great, we’re just gonna have awkward moments where he’s all like, Da fuq?! You married my body without me even being here?! You serious now woman?! And then he’s gonna think she’s really that desperate and clingy enough to do something like that and it will just PISS. ME. OFF. I just don’t want her to deal with something like that, cuz I don’t believe she will handle it well, and I cringe for all the embarrassment and accusations and heartbreak she’s gonna have to face when he comes back. Oh-ho I cringe. You have no idea how relieved I was last ep when we found out it was still KJ in the body; for a couple of secs I was envisioning all this horrible icky drama and I was just like nooooooo please let it still be KJ please….OHTHANKYOUHEAVENS ITS STILL HIM.

        So again, why does everyone want Doc back?! Isn’t the cuteness of KJ and DR enough to satisfy us already? Why make life more annoying and pointlessly filled with dumb pointless drama (like a typical kdrama will be)? I feel no hole personally; it’s all very complete and perfect to me so far. If I DO get Doc story and Doc return, instead it will just feel like uggg this “so-called hole” has just….dug itself into a REAL grave.

        • 2.1.2.1 fluff

          @Adri

          “I just want Kyung Joonie. I just want him to win, and as his 18 (or-to-be 20) yr. old self.”

          YES. MTE!!!

          Just b/c he wasn’t a cheating SOB doesn’t mean the Doc deserves to be with Da Ran, and it doesn’t mean I want to see him messing with DR/KJ.

        • 2.1.2.2 Maru

          I don’t want the doctor back… but I have an identity crisis here! I can’t see the real KJ in his body, with that baby face, being DR man!

          I want him to stay in that body! Please? Just please? =(

        • 2.1.2.3 muffin.

          I don’t think people want the doctor back so that he’ll end up with Da Ran – I think they want him back so they can get the full story and actually understand what’s going on. If the whole point of the drama was just Yay Cute Romance, yeah, maybe it’d be fine if it were left this way, but it’s not. The drama has a plot and (hopefully?) a meaning, and the integrity of the story is compromised when Yoon Jae is just a one-D shell. Unless he’s left blank in a more meaningful way, I guess, which hasn’t been done yet.

          Also, Da Ran’s love for Kyung Joon won’t feel completely legitimate until she accepts him in his own body.

          So, yes, I want the doctor to wake up. And if that means empathizing with him, it wouldn’t have been fair of me to dismiss him, anyway.

          • 2.1.2.3.1 Rice

            If some people want Yoon Jae to come back so they can understand what’s going on, couldn’t you argue that other characters are helping to explain? I mean, we know now why he was being evasive – he was looking for Kyung Joon. Aside from what he wanted to say to Da Ran, I don’t see what else he is supposed to help us understand.

            I hope Yoon Jae isn’t dead and that he comes back, but that’s because I think he would be a great hyung for Kyung Joon. I guess it would also be nice to learn what he had meant to say to Da Ran, even though I’m past the point where I need closure on that. It doesn’t matter anymore whether he had really loved her, because she’s moved on.

            I don’t mind empathizing with Yoon Jae, and in fact I like him (or what I saw of him in the flashbacks), but I guess I’m just failing to see why he is so necessary to the plot at this point.

            I admit though, that I wonder about Yoon Jae’s soul, and the reason behind the body swap. I hope this will be explained.

            Also, I agree that Da Ran’s love for Kyung Joon won’t feel 100% legitimate until she accepts him in his own body, which is why I want Kyung Joon to return to his own body.

          • 2.1.2.3.2 JustJen

            THIS. A thousand times this.

            At this, if nothing else, Yoon Jae is plot point that needs to be resolved and addressed- it’s a problem after all, that the writers have spent a good enough amount of time setting up. To not give closure to that is just lazy writing.

            People’s desire to see Yoon Jae wake up isn’t automatically synonymous with the desire to see Da Ran and Yoon Jae end up together- it’s just the drama, and Da Ran need closure on it. Not to mention, since Kyung Joon is in Yoon Jae’s shell, it’s unfair to him that Da Ran have unresolved feelings for a man he looks like. If you’re on the DR & KJ boat, then it’s only fair to Kyung Joon that Da Ran at some point is able to properly identity her feelings for him, are only for him, and not because he’s inhabiting another man’s body.

    • 2.2 Redge

      Same! I would have been okay with everything if only we knew YJ’s side of the story. It’s like I can’t fully enjoy the dish because something is missing.

    • 2.3 am

      this.this.this. Am I the only one who feels injustice towards him? His half-bro is getting the girl he’s supposed to work out a 2nd chance with. ugh.

      • 2.3.1 Wen

        I don’t feel any injustice towards Yoon Jae whatsoever. He proposed to Da Ran a few months after knowing her (and not knowing her that well) and judging from the things the show tell us, he didn’t spend that much time with her at all. He didn’t even show up for their date on his birthday. Yet, he was probably obsessed with his health and took care of his body well (ie spending time on himself but not with his fiancee and going as far as to not even go see the house with her.) He also never told her about his plans to look for his donor/younger brother until she broke down and asked if he never really wanted to marry her at all.

        They were not a good couple and don’t deserve a second chance at all.

        And to add insult to injury…He told Se Young he was looking for his younger brother but not Da Ran. Wow, what a love story.

        • 2.3.1.1 Emy

          AGREED.

          I actually don’t think it’s unfair to Yoon-Jae at all. He had his chance with Da Ran. Now, it’s Kyung Joon’s turn. In the world of no body-swapping, perhaps he would get a second chance. But second chances are never a guaranteed.

          I want to know his side of the story purely out of curiosity. But after all these episodes, I can’t say I would ever root for YJ/DR.

          • 2.3.1.1.1 ilikemangos

            yeah.
            and think about it. kyung joon’s always been the one who took a back seat to everything in life versus yoon jae.
            Yoon jae got the parents, and he did, at first, get the girl. But maybe this time, it’s reverse. Maybe now, yoon jae is the child meant to save kyung joon.
            Kyung joon’s life was already sad enough as it is.
            I don’t think it’s unfair to yoon jae.
            And i don’t think it’s fair for us to determine whats fair for them. Maybe in the end, it’s what yoon jae would have wanted.

          • 2.3.1.1.2 jane

            but Yoon Jae was about to tell Da Ran about his real feeling before the accident. what if Yoon Jae really loves her? it’s unfair for him then. D: as much as I want Kyung Jae – Da Ran ending, but if I think about it, it’s totally unfair.

        • 2.3.1.2 muggle87

          I agree as well. Honestly, I think one of the reason why some ppl are obsess with YJ and giving him second chances is cause he is played by GY. Next reason is cause if DR falls for KJ and if the switch happens, the love story is going be LMJ and SWH not GY and LMJ. The last reason is cause some ppl don’t like age gap nor the teacher/student stories.

          I honestly don’t see YJ appeal except that he is play by the smoking hot GY. Yea, YJ at one point seem like he was in love and seem like a somewhat decent guy but doesn’t change the fact that YJ was hesitating.

          He didn’t look so eager about upcoming wedding. Remember he didn’t even dish out invitations, just left them in box and lied to his co-worker about them not being out yet.

          Not only that, he did had that girl key apartment and he didn’t even told his fiance about the trip he was taking. Man already had his suitcase pack, he didn’t look like he was going to even tell her. Also, the fact that he pack his suitcase without so much as discussing it with her is telling, its like he was going no matter what DR may have to say about the trip.

          Also remember what the mom said about YJ and DR not giving a vibe of real couple in love. It’s only after the switch happen, that she felt that they are couple. Even dad mention that how now it really felt that YJ was really becoming their son-in-law.

          Also let’s not forget that YJ seem make a habit of missing out on their dates. DR seem like she is always waiting and always giving. YJ just look like wasn’t 100% into relationship.

          I am also curious about YJ too but honestly, their relationship didn’t look so bright.

          • 2.3.1.2.1 Adri

            ALL OF THIS ABOVE. ^^^^^ Glad to know some viewers are sane/have sense.

            I’m so annoyed by fans who are supporting YJ JUST cuz they like that Gong Yoo plays him and they want to see Gong Yoo with the girl. DAFUQ PPL, this isn’t a reality show, get a grip on yourselves. This is a fictional story where you’re supposed to ship CHARACTERS together, and not form opinions of the charas becuase of their ACTORS. If you want GY to be the Da Ran actress, go try to ship them irl. But try to watch the drama the way it was supposed to be seen, please?!

            It’s fans like these that are the worst, because supporting a chara for the actor that plays them just seems like the most brainless thing to do for me. It’s just like right now with the Dr. Jin drama – all these mindless teen fans are cheering for JaeJoong’s chara JUST cuz of JJ, despite the character being petty and mean and jerkface and coward as hell. I mean, really? Say I like Robert Downey Jr. – but if he plays some sick sadistic bastard who tortures people or something, I’m not gonna swoon dumbly over that character just cuz HE PLAYED IT. I’d hate the character with the passion it’s supposed to be hated with.

            Some people seriously have to grow up/grow smarter. I like watching dramas on Viki with comments on for the sake of some funny as hell comments, but then I also inadvertently see all the dumb fangirls squealing about an actor and his douchey character and I’m like -___- why are all these 14 yr olds watching kdramas anyways…don’t you kids have something better to do in life? Good lord.

            And for the record, Gong Yoo and JaeJoong are both ugly to me. Especially Gong Yoo. (JaeJoong scrapes by with his extremely plastic-looking face – but he’s still ugly even with the plastic). So not only do people need to grow more mature, they also need to get better glasses, or develop a better taste and have higher standards.

          • 2.3.1.2.2 Maru

            For me, is not that I dislike teacher-student love stories, I LOVE Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. But here is another story. And I hope they know how to resolve this.

            They have giving us, what? 9 episodes with this two actors Lee Min Jung and Gong Yoo being the main couple. And I say 9 episodes because I know KJ and DR ARE the OTP. But their story have evolve with Gong Yoo playing KJ. And I’m saying this because even when you say it’s the character not the actor, the actor is the one bringing the character to life. I have only seen Shin (the idol/actor) in ONE episode… the other 9 he is only in some flashbacks and sleeping in a coma AND is not interacting with the actress, I can’t see their chimestry. It is not his interpretation of the character but GY interpretation that makes me love KJ and the story of them falling in love.

            I don’t know. This identity crisis is driving me insane. But one thing I assure you, I don’t want the doctor, I don’t even know who he is… and I don’t think he’s gonna survive.

          • 2.3.1.2.3 mia

            Funny thing is I usually don’t like student teacher love story romances. “I Am Sam” was truly painful to watch; totally punked by that one. Interestingly enough I loved “Hello My Teacher” with Gong Yoo but maybe it was because Gong Yoo no way looked like a High School student. But I have to say even though those love stories make me cringe, Da Ran and Kyung Joon had me shipping them from the moment they were on that bus together. Loved their chemistry and was disappointed that the actor was going to spend most of his time out of the picture. Luckily for me, Gong Yoo is so awesome that I had no problem shipping the couple with a body switch. So even if it winds up being the real Kyung Joon with Da Ran I have no problem with it. Da Ran would just be creating a family tradition that started with her father and mother’s teacher-student love story.

          • 2.3.1.2.4 am

            We’ve seen so little of YJ and Da Ran to really fully judge anything. Second chances are important and I think he deserves that.

            Given different circumstances, seeing how things are going between DR and KJ (i.e they’re obv fun and cute together AND the best thing is they help each other grow) there is no doubt, I’d easily ship them. Why shouldn’t anyone if a relationship is based on a great kind of friendship. But I’m kinda upset, and probably a little bit impatient, at how there are so many things the show hasn’t answered at this point.

      • 2.3.2 Adri

        By the way, miss silly “am”, it’s not half-bro, but full-on bro. Are you even watching this show properly? “Ugh”, it’s viewers like you that irritate me the most – complaining about things when it’s clear you’re not watching the show properly and are forming poorly-informed opinions.

        • 2.3.2.1 ikoeu

          Hey Adri, I dont quite understand why u shld be irritated. Those viewers are just raving n ranting their thought like you n me. Let it be. This is life. Dont take it too serious.

          As for yr earlier comment abt JaeJoong’s plastic face which really break me down with laugher. I fully agreed with u. My apologies to JJ’s fan!

          As for Gong Yoo, I find him quite a unique actor. Havent u watch his movie “Silenced”? I will still continue to watch out for any drama by Gong Yoo. He may be ugly to you but he’s still a super actor to me.

          • 2.3.2.1.1 df

            it’s not even life, it’s a fictional drama!

        • 2.3.2.2 am

          Hello Adri, it was a mistake typing half-bro, my bad. There’s no need to get irritated and comment on other people’s ‘silly mistake of a comment’ in such a manner.

          It’s a drama. You need to chill :)

    • 2.4 Kiwi

      I’m here with you guys too!! I’m dying to know his side of the story.

    • 2.5 mihinikki

      I couldn’t care less about YJ. Kyung Joon is THERE for Da Ran and way more fun than YJ.

    • 2.6 bunny

      Same here…it’s not fair play for YJ. …This is one of reason I never feel good for DR/KJ couple.

      • 2.6.1 Rice

        It may not be fair to Yoon Jae that he can’t defend himself or clarify his intentions since he is in a coma, but prior to the coma, he wasn’t being fair to Da Ran either – neglecting his appointments with her, not being honest and upfront about his travel plans to search for someone, so I don’t see why he deserves a second chance. He has a right to clarify his intentions, but a right to a second chance? Debatable.

        • 2.6.1.1 Rae

          Good point. I feel like the message is that love isn’t fair or judicious – just because YJ might have loved DR doesn’t mean he’s meant to be with her or that she owes him her love. Love doesn’t work like that – and besides, she was in love with the *idea* of him rather than the always-absent-and-secretive reality. He wasn’t good for her and he didn’t enrich her life, end of story.

    • 2.7 YY

      Totally with you guys. I feel like there’s a huge gaping hole and everything is just so – I don’t know, incomplete?fake? and every episode, I go, will he wake up today? and of course, he never wakes up. I just find it so difficult to follow the story when I keep thinking about Yoon Jae. DR irks me with her falling in love with the young half-brother and I just want to scream at her: GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND HOLD YJ’S HAND! YOU’VE FORCED HIM INTO MARRYING YOU IT’S THE LEAST YOU CAN DO!

      • 2.7.1 Seanshine

        @YY.. I so agree with you. Da Ran is pissing me off as well, she comes across as such a flake! No matter what this kid is doing in your fiance’s body, you’re still seeing your FIANCE! I don’t care who you are; there are just some things that’s not beyond human nature. You loved the man of that body and no matter who is in it, you are still seeing the man that YOU loved at some point in time. Point blank! This show is poorly written because it’s left out one of the main characters for way too long. They will probably give Yoon Jae a Episode and a half to redeem himself whenever he wakes up and kill the sucker off with this ‘he was sick’ nonsense. Then Kyung Joon our little ‘poor me, never had a good day in my life’ will survive in his brothers body and live out his love fantasy with Da Ran. Not interesting at all.

        Please Drama Gods surprise me on this one huh! 😉

    • 2.8 Silver

      I feel the same way. The story feels incomplete to me. I can’t wait until he wakes up and tell his side of the story. The only thing that was made clear was that he liked Da Ran as soon as he saw her. Everything else was vague and a mystery. Yoon Jae chose to try to deal with whatever was going on in his life (finding Kyung Joon?) by himself and ended up pushing Da Ran away while the opposite happened while Kyung Joon was in YJ’s body.

      It kind of reminds me of the Nightingale effect. I know he’s not a patient and she’s not a nurse but she taking care of him and helping him deal with life and it’s problems and now developing romantic feelings for him.

      This drama is getting really good. I love a drama where I can’t tell what’s going to happen next or how how it’ll end.

    • 2.9 oftheshore

      I do think YJ was sick, which is why he wasn’t all passionate in his relationship with DR. However, if YJ dies, having lost his fiance and never had a chance to speak to his brother, that would just be heartbreaking. I don’t care if he’s boring or not, and it’s fairly clear he wasn’t cheating on DR or doing anything evil behind her back, so he should at least be given a chance to explain everything to DR (and hopefully stay alive).

      • 2.9.1 jomo

        I would take something written down, too.
        He alluded to his savior in the essay DR is copying.
        Somewhere on a hard drive/flash drive is the rest of the story where he elaborates.

        It would be interesting to see if he argued the ethics of savior siblings while he was in medical school. It certainly would have come up as a topic for one of his classes. Especially since he has chosen Pediatrics as a specialization.

      • 2.9.2 Rice

        If Yoon Jae was holding himself back in the relationship because he had/has (if he’s still alive) an illness, he should have told Da Ran if he loved her. Why keep it a secret and make her second-guess his feelings for her? He’s a smart guy, I highly doubt he wouldn’t know the consequences of his distant behavior towards her.

        Also, even if he hid his illness as a secret in order to not makeher worry, he still could have come up with something reassuring to let her know he still loved her and wanted to be in a relationship with her. But he didn’t.

        At the beginning of the series, I really wanted to know what Yoon Jae had meant to say to Da Ran, but now I’m not sure if that’s even important anymore; I certainly am not as curious as I used to be. Fact of the matter is, Da Ran has moved on. She hasn’t shown any longing to know what Yoon Jae was going to say to her, so I think it’s a closed book for her as well.

        • 2.9.2.1 jomo

          It doesn’t seem SY knows about any illness either, or should would have said, “Oh? So KJ’s the one who saved YJ’s life!”

        • 2.9.2.2 redfox

          he was going to say I am dieing?

    • 2.10 Maya

      Agree. As much as I like seeing KJ and DR together. I still need to know YJ’s side of the story. He seems to be a kind and warm person, and despite him not being there for Daran that much, I still feel like he might have a good reason behind it (other than being busy). But most importantly, I want him to wake up and find out that he has saved the person who saved him, his brother.

    • 2.11 Seanshine

      EXACTLY!!!!!! That is what I’m saying, no screaming! In the begining they made Yoon Jae to be some two-timing sleeze. Now he doesn’t even have a say in fighting for his love for Da Ran. It’s not fair! I am not liking this drama. They keep prolonging the swap with empty episodes of “I like you; I don’t like you cause you’re in someone else’s body”. BORING! It’s time for real challenges; I’m so over this kiddie Kyung Joon love affair. I don’t know if I even care to follow the rest of this drama. :(

      Thanks for the recap!

    • 2.12 jl

      i just feel like there could be so much potential for funny stuff if “kyung joon” (yoon jae) was awake! its also getting kind of redundant with all the shots of kyung joon just lying in bed….
      i originally thought that he would wake up, have to attend school, and re-fall in love with da ran (of course, in this situation she wouldn’t know that they switched….at least at first)
      this is a bit late, but i also thought it wouldve been so funny if ma ri had tried dressing and acting like da ran when she first found out about kyung joon’s crush (:

  3. DorkyChild

    Awesome drama and recap! I do agree with ThePaigeeP though. I reaaaallly want them to switch back… like now. I had so many ideas for this drama, and different scenarios on where I thought it was going, but now I’m just lost. Still enjoying it though! I’ll always have faith in the Hong Sisters! :]

  4. YBisTOP

    wahhhhhhh!! I feel so bad for the both of them! I want them to end up together.

  5. heh

    Why was YJ running away from Da Ran? It sort of makes sense now. Even though his little brother was born to save him, now it’s his turn. I have a feeling YJ knew that his life had a certain limit. He wanted to say thank you perhaps to his lil bro before he passed on.

    • 5.1 am

      That’s a really good possibility wouldn’t it? No, that’s actually quite brilliant. Then KJ would leave again then come back all grown up and ends up looking like YJ…lolz what am I even saying hahahaha

      • 5.1.1 mary

        I like the looking like YJ part. Haha

        And nice ideas on YJ finding out something about himself that makes him want to rethink his life’s priorities.

        But secret-debilitating-disease is… a bit cliche. Please don’t go there Hong Sisters. :(

        • 5.1.1.1 Seanshine

          @Mary…

          I agree! And if Yoon Jae was soo sick like everyone here seems to think, then why hasn’t Kyung Joon had any symptoms as such. He hasn’t been sticking to YJ’s rigorous health plan? Sorry to say this but I think this show will end disappointedly.

      • 5.1.2 YY

        Hm, that’s a huge possibility, I think….YJ dies, KJ leaves, comes back 10 years later looking exactly like YJ, and meets up with Teacher Gil, who’s taken over as Vice-Principal. We know a guy can’t change that much in 10 years, but hey, it’s Kor drama!

        • 5.1.2.1 jomo

          OK, maybe, but instead of him coming back at GY, he comes back as Song Joong Ki.

          • 5.1.2.1.1 daniela

            or Jo In Sung <3 he's free anyway :))

          • 5.1.2.1.2 jomo

            To make it totally ridiculous, how about Lee Min Ho?
            The OTP that should have been from BOF? Ha!

          • 5.1.2.1.3 am

            I’ve almost forgotten about that Lee Min Ho – Lee Min Jung ship! Thank you for reminding me and leaving my scar to bleed once more hahaha

          • 5.1.2.1.4 jYmY

            Yours and mine both, am!
            Someone should have thrown JanDi off a cliff and we all would have been happier.
            (OK, with JiHoo jumping to save her, YY)

    • 5.2 JoAnne

      ooooh, maybe he’s sick again? That would explain his oddness with Da Ran.

    • 5.3 anna

      Agree..I love both brothers..but i”m rooting for KJ..(sorry YJ)..I think YJ is a good person but KJ went through a lot in order to adjust (or live?)while being in YJ ‘s body(acting like an adult and even studying medicine!)..I mean, will all his effort go to waste?..he’s practically living YJ’s life at the moment though he was not so keen in being treated or called by another person’s name..oh well, just have to wait for next week’s episodes..!

    • 5.4 jomo

      I think the possibility of GY still being in recovery from something is based on his uber heathy lifestyle.
      KJ pointed that out how much YJ had to work out to maintain that rocking body.

      Sooooo, here we are year(s) later, KJ hasn’t been as meticulous with the diet that DR talked about.
      If magic angel juice is what brought his body back from the morgue, I believe it is also keeping his body intact.

      If you pull out KJ soul, what happens to YJ’s shell?
      It returns to the death state of being dead.

      • 5.4.1 anna

        just wondering..what could be happening to YJ’s soul while in a coma?..i mean, i just remembered the drama 49 Days, the female character’s soul was out of her body while comatose…the perspective of the plot is from KJ and DR point of view so it’s difficult to tell whatever is happening with YJ’s..hmm..would the drama go there?..or just let him be in KJ’s body all this time?..well, looking forward til next week!

        • 5.4.1.1 jomo

          In 49 Days, we saw both souls throughout the show.

          We haven’t seen or heard a peep from YJ’s soul.
          That is why I think he really is gone.
          Some guess he is a silent witness to all of this as he hangs out somewhere inside his own body, not KJ’s.
          We shall see…

          • 5.4.1.1.1 anna

            if his soul is somewhere inside his body as well and witnessing the events(especially between KJ and DR) then it would be a good thing…he’ll get to realize what he missed all those years despite being Daran’s bf…if ever he comes back, i guess he will be more expressive with his feelings(if he’s really in love with her)…i read a couple of opinions about YJ being sick and most probably about to die so he’s giving KJ the chance to live YJ’s life… i also thought that i would be a good idea for the love of DR and KJ but I guess it won’t be possible if the body is sick, right?…lending YJ’s (possibly) sick body to KJ ‘s healthy and youthful soul will not be a lasting happiness…hmmm..we’re on the 1oth ep and hopefully we’ll get more stuff next week…read about the rating for Big and I feel kinda sad…*sniff*

    • 5.5 yumi

      I’ve been thinking for a few weeks now that YJ is ill with something terminal and this episode increased that impression.

      If YJ is ill it would explain his reluctance to marry Da Ran, despite everything pointing to the fact that he loves her. Everything we know about him, indicates he is a caretaker/caregiver, which means he wouldn’t want to burden Da Ran if he knew he would be ill and die shortly after they marry.

      I don’t think he was searching for this brother because he thought KJ could help him medically. I think he was concerned because he got both of their parents and he thought his brother was out in the world without support.

      If YJ’s body is ill he might switch back long enough to assure Da Ran he loved her and to give her and KJ his blessing.

      I think for the most part we have assumed that YJ’s soul is in KJ’s body. But another possibility is that he has been doing a ride along with KJ in his own body. If that is so, he knows everything that has been going on between Da Ran and KJ.

      • 5.5.1 Rae

        Now you have me wondering if maybe *KJ* is the one who has a secret defect – something that isn’t apparent now but would have killed him eventually. Maybe he gave up something pretty vital to save YJ and is slowly on the decline, only he doesn’t know it yet. That’s why his mom was ready to ditch her chance at love for him, why YJ really felt a need to find him, and why he feels terrible pain when he goes back to his own body.

        • 5.5.1.1 jomo

          I think KJ’s body is a wreck from the accident, even though we currently cannot see that because of magic,
          that YJ has passed, but he is lending KJ his body until KJ’s future happiness is assured (by DR),
          that there will be a horrible scene where we actually see KJ die and of course YJ’s body passes out, too,
          but then the YJ shell recovers and comes to, and we wait breathlessly to see who answers when DR asks “Kyung Joon-ah?” for the third time.

          • 5.5.1.1.1 yumi

            If I’m not mistaken the hospital has been saying that there is nothing wrong with KJ’s body so they don’t know why he hasn’t woken up.

            YJ died in episode one. So KJ using his body might be extending YJ’s “life” much the same as his birth did 12 years earlier.

            @ Rae–I don’t think you can take organ’s from babies. That would make ‘savior babies’ seem like something to be used and discarded. In most case savior babies are created to get acess to the blood/cell in their umbilical cord.

  6. kewbie

    Thank you for the recap!

  7. 21

    Thanks for the recap! Off to read!

    • 7.1 21

      That mother is so cruel, how can she do that to her own son? I kind of wish YJ would wake up soon and that the body swap doesn’t occur so YJ will be the face facing his parents and understand how cruel his mother was (still is) to his brother. This story is quite similar to secret garden with the whole soul swapping and I really hope it will come into use other than saving only one life.

      • 7.1.1 marisa

        She is very cruel – but everyone seems to forget the father.

        Asking his mistress to be a surrogate mother for the child he wants/needs with his wife is particularly twisted.

  8. Nana

    Very rarely have I been confused in a drama.

    Kyung Joon is Yoonjae’s mother’s biological son, but was born from a different woman?

    How does that make sense?

    • 8.1 Do-ra-ma

      Simple: The ‘other woman’ was a surrogate as girlfriday pointed out in the comments.

      • 8.1.1 Rashell

        Surrogate – meaning an egg from Yoon Jea’s mother that was fertilized by Yoon Jea’s father was implanted into the “other woman’s” body. She carried the child and gave birth, but biolgically that child was no relation to her. His biological parents were the same as Yoon Jae’s

        • 8.1.1.1 MJ

          Yoon-jae mother’s egg + Yoon-jae father’s sperm = Surrogate mother who gave bith to Kyung-joon. This is called Gestational Surrogacy (GS).

          Gestational Surrogacy (GS): When the intended mother is not be able to carry a baby to term (due to hysterectomy, diabetes, cancer, etc.) her egg and the intended father’s sperm are used to create an embryo (via IVF) that is implanted into and carried by the surrogate mother. With this method, the child born is genetically related to its parents and the surrogate mother has no genetic relation.

          Keyword search: Gestational Surrogacy

          Keyword search: Surrogacy

          • 8.1.1.1.1 my_diaries

            I was confused too. Kamsahamnida for your helpful comment ^^

          • 8.1.1.1.2 hjfkshjkfh

            da fuq?? I thought that Yoon Jae and Kyung Joon were half brothers because the dad slept with his true love/non-wife lady so they could save Yoon Jae. I thought they were half bro’s b/c of el papa.

            I’m damn confused @-@

            after re-reading my comment, if it turns out i’m wrong i’ll look like a freakin’ freak >___< am i the only one who thought this??

    • 8.2 bigspacestar

      Google what a surrogate mother is, and you’ll get your answer ( plus a lot of fascinating information) :)

    • 8.3 Reka

      The other woman was just a surrogate for YJ’s parents. I think they performed a gestational surrogacy.

      Meaning: Gestational Surrogacy (GS): When the intended mother is not be able to carry a baby to term (due to hysterectomy, diabetes, cancer, etc.) her egg and the intended father’s sperm are used to create an embryo (via IVF) that is implanted into and carried by the surrogate mother. With this method, the child born is genetically related to its parents and the surrogate mother has no genetic relation. ~ Wikipedia

    • 8.4 Ohwamm

      Yoonjae’s mother’s eggs were put into Kyungjoon’s “mom”. So she carries the child but the child isn’t made up by her DNA.

  9. Kirst3n

    I really loved the scene with the Pandas.

    • 9.1 ilikemangos

      same here.
      i was smiling the whole time, first because i knew da ran was totally wrong, and that kyung joon was totally playing her.
      it was adorable.

    • 9.2 Gom

      Yay! A happy comment! Haha. I’ve been reading through the comments and there’s not even a single one that is angst-free. ^.^

      I’m so in love with that scene too! I want that scene! I want to be in it! They were so cute I wanted to die. I wasn’t sure how pandas looked, so I had to Google it first myself. :)

  10. 10 eslene

    DR Shouldnt be crying too much, KJ wont go anywhere if body swapped..just go and date rreal KJ then once he woke up.she cried becos she thought she might lose KJ in YJ shell..which is abonus for her..
    Why it doesnt feel real to me!?
    I know the story will end with KJ in YJ body..typical..
    Waste of actors..really..

    • 10.1 Autumn

      She wasn’t crying because she wanted Kyung Joon in Yoon Jae’s shell.
      To others involved, it looks as if Da Ran and Yoon Jae are married. Once Kyung Joon switches back, what is she supposed to do? Divorce Yoon Jae to be with Kyung Joon? Her family would call her crazy. I don’t think they’d be able to handle another Da Ran/Yoon Jae break up. Especially a divorce.
      And to them it would look like she left her husband for some random teenager that happened to be her former student. It would be such a mess even then, because she’s already married.

      • 10.1.1 mary

        Aaah, I see.

        Wow, I didn’t think of the complications involved with marrying a YJ-shell. I was initially confused why a lot of people called Da Ran stupid/martyr for agreeing to marry Kyung Jae.

      • 10.1.2 bunny

        I totally agree with @eslene.

        I don’t like to see DR falling for KJ while YJ in come, but FINE! sometime people can’t control the feeling as she want. BUT…If she really love KJ, then be happy that he can go back to his body and love him whatever he looks like!!! Why the hell she had to cry soooooo badly? Is she crying for herself? That annoy me very much.

        and you’ve got a point as well. She will have a lot of trouble if KJ goes back in his body…..may I say? THAT WHY THEY NEVER SHOULD HAVE GOT MARRIED for fake!!! (No need to mention about their situation because I believe there was other choice without getting marriage!)

        Sorry, I’m not complaining to you but I really don’t like how the writer set up story! Boo, I don’t like it!

        • 10.1.2.1 jamaica

          Bunny, i understand where your coming from but i think i understand DR a lot in all this. up to now i’ve been expecting the guys to switch back. b/c they got too. it the way it should be. KJ should be in his body and the Doc should be in his. so when KJ went back to his body for 5 sces let me tell you i found myself yelling NOOOOOOOOOOOO! my heart was in my throat. that whole thing was super scary. than it happen again and it almost killed me.

          i was right there with DR, super relieved that he wasnt gone. i think some are being to hard on DR here. she’s fallen in love with KJ IN YJ BODY! and those 2 got hand in hand. when KJ was in his body i loved him and though he was fun, funny, and had a good understanding of DR. but saw him as a kid next to her. there was no getting around it. he was like her little brother. now he’s a little older in a way older body and remembering him in his real form gets harder and harder everyday. he had become KJ in YJ body. and its tragic b/c its TEMPORARY and thats becoming clearer for DR. poor girl just realize she love him and could/will lose him. what happens when it actually happens? what happens when everybody goes to there rightful places and she not longer loves YJ and have a hard to time connecting with KJ in his real form. b/c i believe it wont be so easy for her to love a 19 year if he looks 19. and what happen if KJ goes to his body but doesnt wake up. between the guilt, lost, confusion, and unknown i feel really bad for all them.

    • 10.2 keya

      maybe because if KJ goes back to his body he might still stay in coma? she probably thought that could happen..

  11. 11 Rashell

    Yeah, I’m thinking that Yoon Jae isn’t going to be in this world again. Technically he and his body died in the accident. Why Kyung Joon needed to spend time in that body is still a big question mark for me. But I don’t think that Yoon Jae is going to live in the end.

    And part of me is kind of sad about that. I know that Kyung Joon is the H, but I feel like Yoon Jae got the shaft this time for sure. His character is still a mystery that I hope we get to the bottom of before this drama ends.

    I don’t love this couple as much as I want to. I love Gong Yoo and think he’s knocking it out of the park in his role. And I don’t think that Lee Min Jung is bad, but for some reason I can’t get around the fact that in the end Kyung Joon will go back to his body. And I don’t know that the chemistry will be the same. I feel like I’m watching the romance of one couple, but the REAL couple is one I never get to see. I guess even though Da Ran now sees past the shell, I can’t.

    But I’m still wanting to see how it all plays out. And who knows maybe in the end, I’ll come around too.

    • 11.1 Redge

      I agree with you Rashell. I’m thinking that YJ won’t survive too and it disheartens me A LOT. Though reading this (http://nerdiosity.tumblr.com/post/26462390986/kbs-big-episode-10) has kind of given me hope of another ending. 😉

      I just hope, with whatever happens, THS will wrap it up neatly.

      • 11.1.1 Ohwamm

        that’s a horrible ending, Kyungjoon has grown so much, for his memory to be wiped and go back to zero? that would be horrible and this whole drama would have lost its purpose.

        • 11.1.1.1 Baji

          I guess I understand that person and Redge’s post. Poor Kyung Joon has had a tragic life already, with his mom’s murder and now the body switch. It would be more horrible to learn that he was only conceived to save his big brother Yoon Jae and that his parents didn’t want him. That’s a BIG DEAL and I’m afraid if Kyung Joon finds out it’ll devastate him even more. So maybe that’s why they like the memory wipe idea? It’ll save him from being more in pain.

          Then again who knows. I’ll just be optimistic. :)

          • 11.1.1.1.1 hmm

            yeah I understand that, but I feel like that would be an easy way out. Life sucks, erase my memory? that’s lame lol

        • 11.1.1.2 ~Feather~

          I have to agree with you. It would mean we just wasted 16 episodes of our lives on a drama that was pointless. All of the development and growth in the characters would end up being pointless. I have a feeling that it might not be a perfect ending, but I sure as hope it will be!

          • 11.1.1.2.1 Ohwamm

            yeah, it might not be a perfect ending but at least an ending that goes well with what I feel the theme of the drama is would be okay with me!

        • 11.1.1.3 cheekbones

          I got the feeling that however this drama ends, there’ll be people who feel dissatisfied.

          That would include me. At the moment, seeing how it goes, I’m bracing myself. It would be the first Hong Sisters drama I follow that I might get dissatisfied at the end.

          • 11.1.1.3.1 Ohwamm

            yeah of course, but I’m just hoping it’s not that ending because it’s just a cop out ending and that’s just bad writing.

    • 11.2 Korazy Lady

      I agree, Rashell, and think it’s pretty hard for most people to see beyond the shell in real life. For me, it’s part and parcel, and I don’t think I’ll be able to buy into Da Ran staying with Kyung Joon if he goes back into his body. When they did the flashback a few weeks ago, it felt too jarring to see him as a young kid again. Kind of like when you’ve been watching a soap opera for ten years and one day they come on and say “the part of so and so is now being played by…” and it’s a completely different actor.

      The only way I’ll find the ending remotely believable is if one way or the other, Da Ran ends up with someone in Yoon Jae’s body (and I can’t even say right now that I care which one it is.) I’m hoping things start picking up, because even though I am loving the Gong Yoo eye candy, this show is still kind of meh to me.

    • 11.3 Lina

      Rashell, FINALLY SOMEBODY WHO THINKS YJ ALSO WON’T RETURN! I agree with you with the bottom of my heart, although it’s harsh.

      I’ve been thinking about the possibilty of YJ already being dead from episode 1, as his heart stopped and he was marked as dead. But why KJ is stuck in his brother’s body is n’t very obvious at all… I think i need to rewatch a bit to get some hints. Maybe it’s related to that book Dad wrote.

      • 11.3.1 jomo

        I also have been pointing out that YJ is dead. I am not disliking YJ, in fact, I love that he saved KJ for us.
        But, to quote The Dead Parrot scene from Monty Python:

        “‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t [body switched] ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!”

        Voici the dramatic scene to come:
        Because even magic angel dust juice has an expiration date, at one point, KJ and YJ will become unconscious.
        We will resee the scene of KJ and YJ lying side by side in an emergency situation.
        This time everyone invested in their lives will be there waiting with baited breath. Both will flat line.

        Blurry magical interlude: KJ and YJ and maybe KJ oma talking or holding hands and smiling, etc. Choices made. Sacrificing and Loving. Magic happens.

        Only one body will survive again. I even expect a Beauty and the Beast type of levitating chests (that Shrek stole)
        For the last time, DR will tearfully ask “Kyung Joon-ah?”
        I don’t wanna know or guess who awakens from that.

        They really could go anyway they want, as long as DaRan survives whole. I wonder if they go bittersweet, and she realizes that the love she had with KJ would always eclipse the silly one sided crush love she had with YJ, but she ends up without him.

        Of course, if this happens, I go back into my secret dungeon where I tortured and destroyed DVDs of Hong Gil Dong to effect my petty revenge on that show, and I restart that process with DVDs of Big…just saying.

        • 11.3.1.1 daniela

          Are you mad about something? don’t be! life is beautiful!

          LOL! i love your comment!!!!!!!!

        • 11.3.1.2 msim

          That was hilarious!
          Most of life (k-dramas version of it) can be explained by a Monty Python sketch.

    • 11.4 ilikemangos

      Rashell. im glad you pointed that out.
      It’s like we’re watching a OTP but not really, since the real body of kyung joon is laying comatose.
      I don’t know if the chemistry will be the same..
      Why do i have a feeling there will be many satisfied/dissatisfied viewers?

  12. 12 kookicookie

    thankies! I love this show!!!

  13. 13 panshel

    Painting the pandas — sooo cute! >_<

    Why is Da Ran so afraid of Kyung Joon "leaving"? He's not "leaving"; he's going back to his own body. She acts likes he going to die. If she really were in love with him, she could very well just date him in his own body. But judging from her apprehension of the inevitable switch, I don't think she's ready to have a relationship with a former student.

    In the bicycle park scene, it was like, just break his heart into a million pieces, why don't you? But for being a genius, Kyung Joon isn't very perceptive of Da Ran's growing feelings. In what way has she acted burdened? Just because Mari said it, he believes it? And mistaking her tears for disappointment at them not switching back is kind of far-fetched…

    Isn't Kyung Joon's 20th birthday significant in that they decided to part ways if he's still in Yoon Jae's body by then? Then shouldn't this date be looming over our couple in dread instead of a cause for celebration?

    • 13.1 mary

      Someone explained this in a comment above, but basically, it would be a bit difficult to just get with together with KJ after the body re-swap.

      In the eyes of the world, DR married Yoon Jae. So what is she going to do if YJ returns? Is she going to divorce him and date with “her student fresh from a coma”.

      And of course, regardless of whether YJ is a douche or just a silent guy, it’s also unfair for YJ to wake up in time for a divorce, and to find that his fiancee is in love with someone else.

      I think it’s those complications that will make life difficult and probably painful for Da Ran should the souls go back to the right places.

      • 13.1.1 Anne

        in actuality YJ is dead… DR may be a widow…

  14. 14 ms_mase

    I think the major conflict I’m having is whether or not it’s better for Kyung Joon to say in Yoon Jae’s body forever? I mean I’d fall in love with an 18 year old with a face and body like that, I mean it’s not hard (at all) lol. But will the feelings transfer when they switch back? It’s one thing for her to stay with Kyung Joon who’s in Yoon-Jae’s body but will she be able to stick with an actual 19 year old boy, with a 19 year old’s body, a 19 year old’s life, and 19 year old problems? I’m immensely curious to see how this plays out because I can’t seem to think of solid resolution.

    Also, can I just say should they switch back Gong Yoo’s performance as Kyung Joon has made it really hard for Shin to carry on with, he’s really in top form with this role. Will Shin be able to communicate the vulnerability and precocious innocence that Gong Yoo has been able to express as Kyung Joon? Although I really want to see Yoon Jae and Kyung Joon fight over Da Ran lol!! I think the comedic possibilities would be endless especially if you throw Ma Ri and Choong Sik into the mix lol!!

    • 14.1 h0ns

      Agreed… I’m wondering will she feels the same to the 19 year old Kyung Joon? And I definitely will get disappointment if in the end there’s no come back to its own body..

      I just want to know how if it’s back to normal… will she still love KJ? and wondering how Shin will carry on Kyung Joon role in 19 year old boy with everything had happened…

  15. 15 Brittni

    I just can’t get behind this couple. I’m not saying that Kyung Joon has to be with mari but I just don’t like him with Da ran. At some point he will go back to his body and when he does it will just be weird. Even if they are waiting until he’s 20 ( I get it show, your going to make him legal so its not creepy). But what gets me is the way the couple will look. Because the actor is young HE looks 20 where she’s older so she LOOKS older. If they go out together it will look like a woman and her younger brother. I know I’m a hypocrite bc I LOVED flower boy raymun shop. but since jung il woo is older then his role he looks like an adult were Shin is young. UHHHH I don’t know I just don’t like it. And part of me does feel bad for Young jae.

    • 15.1 hmm

      what if it was the other way around? as in Daran was a guy and Kyungjoon was a girl. It would be okay then right? tsk tsk

      • 15.1.1 Brittni

        Did you even read my post? I said nothing about the gender I said its the way they LOOK. Like a Older woman dating a kid who is literally the same age as her little brother. I didn’t have a problem with flower boy raymun shop since jung Il woo looks 25 ( since he is ) but Shin looks 18 ( because he is ). Since Jung Il woo looks like an adult it doesnt bother me that he was with Eun bi. But could you really picture Shin and Da ran kissing or holding hands? It would look creepy. It would be just as creepy if Mari and Young Jae started dating.

        • 15.1.1.1 hmm

          I get it but she’s not that much older, and she honestly doesn’t look that much older seeing as Lee Min Jung looks young for her age and Shin is 20, and imo looks it. you keep bringing up the looks but then go back to the fact that “he’s the same age as her little brother” which means there’s a problem with the age difference, and their age difference isn’t bad at all. 6 years isn’t a big deal.

          Gong Yoo looks 30 and Suzy looks 16 so that’s not really the same.

        • 15.1.1.2 daniela

          I was thinking the same until I re-watched first episode and now I don’t have that feeling anymore – KJ in his body looks good with DR. And I don’t believe he will have the problems of a 19year cause he experienced more that a normal 19year.

        • 15.1.1.3 Laurie

          Personally, the only icky feeling I would have is the student/teacher one. Maybe if KJ graduated it would be better.
          The age for me is no big deal–KJ is six years younger than DR who is six years younger than YJ. The age differences are the same, and I feel no age-related squeamishness about YJ and DR ^^

          • 15.1.1.3.1 muffin.

            I think the difference with YJ & DR isn’t just the gender, it’s that they’re both older. As you get older age differences are less significant. Like, a 65 year old with a 60 year old isn’t that big a deal, but a fifteen year old with a ten year old is. So if it was a 30 year old woman with a 24 year old guy, it wouldn’t be that big a deal, but a 24 year old woman with an 18 year old guy kind of is. Does that make sense?

        • 15.1.1.4 Jellybeaniebaby

          It could be interesting to see how well they could age him (Shin) a couple of years with makeup… although they really haven’t yet while he has been laying in bed.

      • 15.1.2 Rice

        I agree with your point. For many in the audience who don’t like the pairing of Kyung Joon in his own body and Da Ran, I wonder if it’s more an issue of younger man – older lady, and not just the age difference per se. Generally, our society finds it much easier to accept (big) age differences when the man is older, but somehow, when the woman is older, it becomes too weird and icky. I wish that wasn’t the case, it’s such a double standard. I hope the Hong Sisters can deal with this issue thoughtfully in their drama, if Kyung Joon does end up returning to his body.

    • 15.2 LilianJ

      I agree with the ‘how-suitable-they-look-together’ aesthetics. Like I don’t care if it was an older woman younger man pairing. I don’t care in the slightest. But it has to look right, somehow, doesn’t it? Like in Biscuit Teacher Star Candy, because Tae In looked much older than 18.

      I know that seems superficial and shallow as love is about falling in love with the person and not the shell and blah blah blah but I just can’t take it.

      • 15.2.1 Rice

        But as long as both persons involved in the relationship are adults (Kyung Joon will be 20 soon, so I consider him of adult age), why should it matter whether it looks “right”? Even though he may look younger than his age, fact is he’s 20 (and the actor himself is 20 too).

        I have a friend who, being Chinese and petite (just four feet nine inches), looks about 15 when she is actually 22. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, is about six feet and looks older than his age (22 but looks more like 25). Are they supposed to separate because of your “how-suitable-they-look-together” requisite for pairings?

        • 15.2.1.1 muffin.

          I don’t think she’s saying that in real life people have to pick partners according to aesthetics. I think she’s just saying that, to a viewer of a drama, a couple one finds aesthetically unpleasing is less emotionally evocative.

          • 15.2.1.1.1 Rice

            Ah, I guess that makes more sense.

            I don’t know. For me, since I know both characters are of adult age, the aesthetics don’t bother me. If the one of the points the Hong Sisters want to make with BIG is that the inner soul matters most in a relationship, even though outer appearances are important as well, then I hope they acknowledge this issue and deal with it thoughtfully.

      • 15.2.2 daniela

        My 2 sisters-in-low are older than my brothers (one +6 month, one +2 years) and they get married when my brother were 23 years old. I don’t have a problem with age difference if both parties are legally adults.

        What bothers me is the DRINKING: why ADULT = DRINKING? I don’t drink so I don’t get this situation. Is a low not to drink anything else but beer or soju after 20 / 18?

    • 15.3 Emy

      I suppose it’s because I’ve been “seeing” Kyung Joon, even though he wears Yoon Jae’s face — so I don’t think I’d consider it creepy even if he *does* go back to his own body. I don’t think 6 years is a huge age gap. I know a lot of happily married couples with same or larger age gaps. I don’t know; perhaps even though I do judge actors/actresses on their looks, I don’t mind when one looks older than the other, because it doesn’t exactly bother me in real life couples.

      • 15.3.1 ilikemangos

        yeah. i think it would be easier on the eyes of those who have been imaging kyung joons face all along even though it’s coming from yoon jae’s body.
        Honestly, it helps when you don’t put GY’s face in your head(i know, it’s hard ladies), but rather imagine Kyung Joon. Then it won’t be as hard later when kyung joon possibly returns to his body and we see him and da ran together.
        Plus it’s not as bad at the beginning when i saw them together in ep 1.
        For those seeing only GY through yoon jae, it’s gonna be weird.

        • 15.3.1.1 Laurie

          I guess we’ll all have to be like Mari and put up Shin’s face in front of GY, haha.

  16. 16 mandicg

    I just realized that there is actually a chance that KJ body might die with YJ soul in it :O could that be it?!?! Hope I’m wrong…

  17. 17 Chichi

    I have a feeling KJ will eventually die.

  18. 18 eslene

    Yeah..daran just go and date your student who should have the guts to fight for u with his own life/Body/mind..
    .u dont deserve YJ..

  19. 19 otchosais

    I cried TONSSSSSS when KJae said sorry that he wasn’t able to switch with YJ… its not his fault!

    and plus, he is HURTING TOO!!! :(

    as far as DR is now worried for him..

    ggrrr!!!! HONG SIS, why would you make our lovely couple hurt!!! :(

  20. 20 Kim Yoonmi

    Be back later after I watch on viki.

    • 20.1 Kim Yoonmi

      The thing that the professor said to the father makes me think that there is a second twist beyond the donor child idea.

      First, the Professor said to the other “Second Son.” And the YJ’s dad said something like he’d been looking for him (too).

      Also the line about how YJ’s Dad had KJ “with the woman he loves” from YJ’s Mom also made me raise an eyebrow.

      Hold on, I think there is another twist before the end.

  21. 21 redfox

    june 24th is Midsummer Day in Estonia and a BIG holiday (HAH!) so weird. It is St. John´s day. Kyung “john”. heh.

    I am wondering more if Yoon Jae will get Kyung -Joons´ heart as well or something. then they´ll really be one person.

  22. 22 Nikki

    I want Kyung Joon to be stuck in Yoon Jae’s body forever! T___T YJ seems like a pretty boring person and I think Daran liked him mostly for his shell, or the idea of him. But in the case of KJ, she likes him for him. I don’t know how this story is gonna go but I want KJ in Gong Yoo’s body. Hahaha!

    And as for that whole surrogate thing, wow, this is some crazy nuts family. My Sister’s Keeper to the 1,000,000th degree!

  23. 23 howforwardsale

    Thank you for the recap Girlfriday!
    I’m still lost about the reason behind the soul swapping.
    Are there soul swapping rules?
    49 days: the body had to be sleeping. and a deadline of 49 days.
    Secret Garden: when it rains the souls swap. dead daddy wine is the cause
    Big: Idk. Saving the life of your surrogate brother at the risk of your own? Falling in love with the same woman?

    What is the catalyst? It has been over a year since the accident, I’m pessimistic about the re-swap. It feels like Kyung Joon is about to get trapped in his comatose body. C’mon searing pain during the momentary swaps? Look at YJ/KJ’s sweaty, crying, worn out face and tell me this is good. Drama please prove me wrong.

  24. 24 mchall

    I’m looking at the stills and I swear Gong Yoo is incapable of taking a bad picture, I especially love his sad pouty face…
    Back to the drama, I hope in the end we can have Da Ran with Kyung Joon-in-Joon Jae’s body, otherwise I’m not gonna be happy.
    Oh, and I guess now we know who are the winners of the title of worst parents ever in k-dramaland…

  25. 25 Kwhat?!

    I find great significance in professor’s statement about salvation—”without love and sacrifice, there can be no salvation”. There was a huge lack of love involved in Kyung Joon’s birth, and his sacrifice was not given in love. It was taken from him. Poor Yoon Jae, I don’t think you’ll make it at this point, although a huge part of me wants you to.
    I love that Dan Ran is truly figuring out her feelings for Kyung Joon—in spite of, or no matter which body he is in. Her time waiting for Yoon Jae has been filled by NOT waiting for Kyung Joon, because he doesn’t make her wait.
    I was sad that this episode was so light on Choong Shik, because I love him, but I love almost everything that happened. Maybe we can finally move forward with Yoon Jae’s stuff now.

    • 25.1 daniela

      ”without love and sacrifice, there can be no salvation” – I think that is the key, the catalyst: 1. in the airport KKJ switched for the first time cause DR realized that she was happy to go with KKJ in their honeymoon; 2. when she was in the park she realized that she was really in love with KKJ and she had no more feelings for SYJ. The final switch will be when she tells him?

      I don’t want to analyze to much this drama, I take it as it comes cause is a sf drama and I can only wait, like DR waits.
      I am only bored by Mari, VP and uncle. I get goosebumps every time when Mari is on the screen. She is a psycho!

      One think that intrigues me : why did DR run home when she had the bicycle (she left it in the park to run?!!! – that is the stupidest choice!

      • 25.1.1 Enz

        Haha I thought the same.. But I rationalized that maybe it was harder going through traffic with a bike plus it replicated kJ’s run towards da ran when he wanted to protect her from finding out the truth about sy.

        Also, did anyone notice that restaurant was spelt wrongly in the newspaper clip at the uncle’s restaurant? Them cast and crew must be working their asses off ! Tired, they must be

        • 25.1.1.1 Laurie

          Enz, I was waiting for someone to point that out!
          “Restrant”–I think that’s how I spelled it when I was younger c:

  26. 26 July

    This drama has me so conflicted. I want the swap to happen, but then I don’t, and then I do, and then I don’t again….ugh, I’m so confused. I’m rooting for KJ and DR to be together, yet the more snippets we get of YJ I end up feeling really bad for him.

    Then comes the thoughts that maybe one of them won’t survive. We have a soul swap, yet we only get the persepective of one of the swapped souls. Why aren’t we seeing any flashes of when YJ is returning to his body? It seems like the only travelling is KJ. Anyways, although I wasn’t sure about this drama at first I find myself more intrigued with every passing episode.

  27. 27 jomo

    Thanks for the recap.

    The clouds have gathered, storm approaches.
    I am good with the tears as long as I get smiles and hearts later, les Soeurs Hong.

    LMJ and GY are wonderful in the silly, angry, sad, crying, confused, kissing, everything scenes.
    It really is a meeting of the minds and hearts, this show.
    And that somehow I can still see Shin from time to time in GY’s actions blows my mind.

    • 27.1 July

      I noticed that quite a bit in this episode. I know a lot of people can’t see KJ in KJ’s body with Da Ran, but I’ve been able (or maybe I just have been trying really hard) to see KJ through YJ. I can imagine some of the scenes actually being played by Shin….however, this might all change when I actually see him and Da Ran together later on.

    • 27.2 ilikemangos

      lets hope da ran& kyung joon weather them storms!

  28. 28 anon

    Just want to point out the word Kyung-joon used is “껄덕(kkeul-deuk)거리다,” which means (as defined in the drama) “갖고싶어 연방 입맛을 다시거나 안달하다, 탐내다” (to desire something, to constantly drool over something because you want it so much). It is completely different from “꿀꺽” (kkul-geuk). “껄덕거리다” is a derogatory term used to describe the act of constantly coming on to someone (not a very nice word to use).. and is often used on guys trying to score sex with women.. that’s why Da-ran’s jaw literally drops when Kyung-joon told her to stop Kkeul-deuk-ing 😛

    • 28.1 Jellybeaniebaby

      Makes me think, “cool duck” LOL.

  29. 29 cindy

    I’m losing interest in this drama.

    Why? Because hong sisters always troll us that YJ might wake up or come back but he doesn’t. If next episode he doesn’t wake up or change bodies with KJ, I’ll stop watching this drama because hong sisters are just kidding with us.

    I know we don’t know much about YJ, but that is what is insteresting! I for example want to know more about him, and after 10 episodes I think it’s time to us know more about him, no? Oh please! Make him wake up in KJ body, or change bodies, or share his own body with KJ but let YJ come back!

    I’m more interested in his point of view than the love story about KJ and DR that I’m not able to ship because I feel DR is more like a mom to KJ than a lover. She might see KJ in a new light now, but I still think KJ doesn’t need a girlfriend but a sister, mother, real friend who understand him.

    If the main couple isn’t working for me this drama can’t do much because it is centered on the OTP, the last episodes were so focused on them that make me tired/bored.

    I mean, they really need to show us DR putting her hands in her heart for a entire episode to make us believe she likes KJ? I feel they are dragging it……

    • 29.1 ilikemangos

      i think it’s all in who you see is the main char.
      if you see yoon jae as the main char, then this drama is not gonna go anywhere for you.
      if you see kyung joon as the main char all long, then the pacing & conflict is fine by you.
      i guess this drama’s just not gonna do for you :/

    • 29.2 Eternal

      ^ I agree with ilikemangos

      I find it so strange that some people are so fixated with YJ. YJ basically “served” his purpose in the narrative, and from the way the Hong sisters developed it, it’s all about KJ and DR, their maturation, and their growing bond with one another.

      • 29.2.1 muffin.

        Mm, I don’t like the idea of a character just being a one dimensional thing that ‘serves’ its purpose and then is done. Like, if the only point of this story were the development of their bond, that’d be okay, but the way the drama’s been put together doesn’t feel like that. It’s been throwing a lot of story at us, too, and, at least personally, I don’t feel like the KJ-DR bond’s been given enough focus and strength to serve as the only focus of the story. Also, the drama keeps hinting at YJ’s motivations in different lights, so as a viewer I can’t help but be curious as to what he’s actually like and expect him to be a bit more multi-dimensional.

        Maybe it’s just because I’ve only been reading recaps? I dunno.

  30. 30 MJ

    2 Fairy Tales where a Kiss from a Prince wakes up a Princess a death-like slumber:

    Kyung Joon is the male version of Sleeping Beauty.
    Either Mari or Da-Ran has to be the female version of the Handsome Prince. Kyung Joon can be awakened by true love’s kiss.

    Kyung Joon is the male version of Snow White.
    Either Mari or Da-Ran has to be the female version of the Handsome Prince. Kyung Joon can be awakened by true love’s kiss.

    • 30.1 cami

      This crossed my mind too.

      Maybe now that she’s falling for KJ, kissing his 19 year old self (or some form of truly accepting she loves his real self) could bring him back. That could heal his loneliness and give him a reason to live in that body. I think that his soul started to return when she started having feelings for KJ.

      If nothing else she needs to see if she feels the same looking at his 19 year old self. Heck, I need to see it. So confusing for all involved.

  31. 31 dramalove

    I loved this drama to begin with but I’m kind of…getting bored? IDK I really wish Yoon Jae would come back and add a little something.

    Also, I don’t know if I’m crazy, but Mari seems to be the only one making sense in this whole thing. I know she’s doing it for selfish reasons, but a body swap really needs to happen, it’s whats right. Kyung-joon can’t stay Yoon-Jae forever, it’s not fair to either of them.

  32. 32 am

    That book cover YJ and KJ both carry, does it work like a Talisman or something? Is it possible that YJ’s dad is some voodoo practitioner?

    Okay I was kidding with that last question but things aren’t moving as fast as they should man!

  33. 33 cruthy333

    The closer we get to the end and still no switch the more worried I’m getting. I don’t want a last minute switch back, and I don’t want him to stay in Yoon Jae’s body. And I really don’t want anyone to die, dangit! The switch is going to bring some really interesting conflict, and I’ve been waiting for the story to go there already!

  34. 34 kiwichan08

    sigh.. I dunno I just can’t get behind this couple. Like I see the chemistry and I see how they like each other but yet… I don’t find myself supporting these two together. Maybe it’s my mari bias showing. I dunno. I just need Kyung-joon to go back into his body and young-jae to wake up in his so he could clear his name because I really think YJ was gonna go to LA to find KJ. I just feel like there’s plot holes and the only who can fix them is YJ.

    • 34.1 dramalove

      That’s exactly how I feel. So much needs to happen and it can only be done properly if YJ wakes up, hopefully in his own body.

    • 34.2 izuyam

      sorry but i can’t understand your mari biaseness.. like she really bores me with her clingy antics

      • 34.2.1 kiwichan08

        it’s fine if you don’t like her but to me she’s currently the more interesting character (female wise). She does have flaws and and it could make her seem annoying but I think she has many layers to her and she actually gives me more reason to laugh, cry, scream, etc while watching the drama. She captures my attention. Da-ran hasn’t done anything for me but make me face-palm hard. She’s pretty much a one-dimensional charcter to me, which could be a big reason as to why I just don’t feel anything towards her a kyung-joon.

  35. 35 Lyna

    The connection between Yoon Jae and Kyung Joon so reminded me of “My Sister’s Keeper” when I read the recap. Because of the fact that in my sister keeper, the younger one was conceive for the purpose of saving her older sister (as her sister has leukemia) and the end result was tragic

    So now we finally see Da Ran feelings towards Kyung Joon. Although I am happy I am somehow sad in that a part of me had hope for the real Yoon Jae to wake up (even if in Kyung Joon body) and have both compete for her affection since for me Yoon Jae is still a mystery in term of his feeling for Da Ran.

  36. 36 MandaPanda

    Ahhhh!!! I have no idea what’s going to happen… & I love it! My heart was pounding as well in this ep. Thanks for the recap!! :-)

  37. 37 oren-ji

    I wonder what triggers the reaction?Why wait until one year later for this to happen?Why happen after KJ-DR get married,why not before?I wonder if KJ and DR have crossed the line that they’re not supposed to?What if the marriage is not supposed to happen? I’m so confused.I felt like the story went in the same circle.It does feel draggy and i see it will be the same in the future episodes. I really want KJ to go back to his own body.I want him and DR to start their relationship in the right way.It’s really unfair for YJ and KJ if they don’t swap back.I want to hear story from YJ’s side too.

  38. 38 anduril

    The thing that struck me was how she was biking around all day, then suddenly she needs to get back in a hurry. So she runs!!! Perhaps it was for effect but it jerked me out of the moment. Pout. Laugh.

    • 38.1 Kwhat?!

      I know! Biking would have been sooo much faster! And it’s not like her bike was across the park, it was RIGHT THERE! Kdramas always prefer running crazily back over any other sensible form of transportation. :)

      • 38.1.1 Korazy Lady

        Really, that just bugged the heck out of me! And made no sense at all. She could have looked just as frantic peddling a bike!

    • 38.2 Qua Trang

      Maybe it is the bike she rented, like the tandem before? It’s dark, so she has returned it?

      • 38.2.1 jomo

        I think it was a rental, too.

    • 38.3 ilikemangos

      my only reasoning: it is a k-drama.

  39. 39 sahn

    I do agree that it feels like the Hong Sisters are baaaack! But I still feel like Kyung Joon/Gong Yoo is the only pull I have towards this show. Something about Da Ran still irks me.. can’t quite put my finger on it, but it probably has something to do with the fact that it took her so long to finally come to this realization.. and she has yet to really act on it.

    What bugs me isn’t that she’s keeping her feelings to herself or being slow to act, but the fact that she KNOWS KJ cares about her and wants to be with her, and her attitude is basically hurting him more.

    Hong Sisters.. I miss the awesome heroines you used to write. I don’t like this type of stupid push-over character so next drama, I expect to find another feisty heroine please.

    One thing I will say about this drama though.. I can’t predict how the pairings will end up! If Yoon Jae just dies and Kyung Joon remains in YJ’s body forever that would be a cheat. If KJ dies that would be a tragedy. If they both live.. would she really be able to be with KJ in his body?! I mean look at him, I’m only 22 and he looks like a baby to me lol. They’ve gotta do some really clever maneuvering and better not leave us hangin’!

    • 39.1 Daran

      I think her reaction makes sense, at the end of the day she’s looking a Kyungjoon who has Yoonjae’s face. it was natural for her to be confused, and of course she doesn’t want to tell Kyungjoon her true feelings because for her, when the switch happens, she still has to deal with Yoonjae (even though most of us suspect he might not come back).

      I don’t think she is in a situation to just blurt out that she likes Kyungjoon, there’s so much going on.

  40. 40 sahn

    I would also just like to point out that I totally CALLED it when I said they were bros. Just didn’t expect him to be a donor baby.. so good on you, Show.

  41. 41 LotusW

    why don’t we just w-a-i-t patiently for the ending? In the mean time, do enjoy GY’s HOTNESS!!
    God… he is HOT! Not really particularly good looking but superbly HOT!

  42. 42 Kylinix

    This is the first time I’ve felt “meh” about an episode, I really think they could have progressed the story a little bit better. It seemed like they just dragged out what we already knew.
    Still love the show though!
    I think we could do less with the Uncle and Vice Principle drooling over their past with Da Rans parents.

  43. 43 Pat

    It has really bothered me that she didn’t visit YG in the hospoital when she was so in love with him ,knowing it was her fiance lying there. It would have made the conflict visual and the poor guy less pathetic. She
    has not shown much concern for him trapped in there. I only like this drama because Gong Yoo is Fabulous in it.

    • 43.1 topper

      There has been no evidence at all throughout this drama that YJ’s soul is in KJ’s body. The only thing obvious is that KJ’s soul is in YJ’s body. It’s a bit hard for her to pine over an unmoving body, don’t you think?

  44. 44 DEE

    thank you for the recaps… love this show…

  45. 45 Yue

    That is just… Wrong. On so many levels I don’t even know where to begin. It is one thing with the whole half-brother issue and coming to terms with it. It’s another with a full brother carried to term through surrogacy to save the elder brother life. No matter how you look at it, the parents must have been seriously messed up! I mean, how did they even decide in the first place? It was like KJ was born to be harvested and I don’t really know how to process the information. I really wanted him to get it out alive, but, even so, he would loose out to his older brother who was legally married to DR. Seriously, I have no idea how they solve this huge mess they’ve piled up. The marriage should have not happened… *sighs*

    • 45.1 SS

      Savior Siblings is a really big debate, but it happens. I personally don’t agree with it, but I can’t imagine it’s easy for a parent to just let their child die, they would do anything for them to live so coming to the conclusion of having a child to save their sick one might not be so far fetched to them since all they want is the safety of that child. And since Kyung Joon didn’t die from that donation, it’s not completely sick unlike in My Sister’s Keeper where the death of the young daughter was imminent

  46. 46 Lilik

    this drama, so exciting

  47. 47 Suzi Q

    One of the saddest episodes. Finally, Daran gets the realization that her heart belongs to Kyung Joon and not to Yoon Jae.They both still misintrepret each other feelings. The story has been dragging, and I glad it’s finally disclosed that they are really blood brothers.

    Totally wiped me out when Kyung Joon said when his body swaps back that he will disappear and never see her again. I hope they don’t prolong it out some more.Why can’t Daran tell him straight truth?

    Lee Min Jung was doing great acting and was so expressive of Daran’s hidden feelings in this episode. I felt empathy for Daran and cried along with her.

    I don’t know the Hong sister can write themselves out of hole they dugged for themselves? Who will Daran end up with?Which body? Don’t care. Either one is OK.Will one of the brothers lives have to be sacrificed or will there be a mind wipe or pretend it was all a dream?

    Poor Shin. He has an easy job, sleep on the job and hasn’t have much opportunity to act so far.He makes a good comatose patient. It has been almost 2 years, Yoon Jae has to completely wake up soon.

    • 47.1 Jellybeaniebaby

      I think they will drag it out to KJ’s birthday when DR will let him drink, they will both get smashed and confess, then fireworks and a soul swap because she will have totally fallen for him and out of love with YJ.

  48. 48 oscyani

    wahhh.. i’m just sooo confused now.. i just wish they would just stay like this.. i think it will be weird that Da Ran ends up with Kyung Joon with Kyung Joon face… i want Da Ran to end up with Kyung Joon in Yoon Jae face? but it would have been unfair for Yoon Jae.. especially when there’s vague details about how’s Yoon Jae really like.. hahahahas.. sooo confused… i hope it’s a happy ending.. been like how the plot is being developed.. holding the faith that the drama will ends well!! (:

  49. 49 oscyani

    wahhh.. i’m just sooo confused now.. i just wish they would just stay like this.. i think it will be weird that Da Ran ends up with Kyung Joon with Kyung Joon face… i want Da Ran to end up with Kyung Joon in Yoon Jae face? but it would have been unfair for Yoon Jae.. especially when there’s vague details about how’s Yoon Jae really like.. hahahahas.. sooo confused… i hope it’s a happy ending.. have been liking how the plot is being developed.. holding the faith that the drama will ends well!! (:

  50. 50 yays!

    I agree with Rashell and others who feel like we are getting shortchanged in terms of story/plot somewhat because the writers have decided to put YJ in a non-character position for nine episodes now. Also because of this I can’t enjoy the drama much… for me to love a drama I need to be able to ship the OTP like there is no tomorrow, and though GY and LMJ have great chemistry together, ultimately the coupling the drama tries to sell is DR and KJ, and since GY is actually YJ and not really KJ… My.Mind.Cannot.Compute. Thanks dramabeans, for recapping this, cos I can’t make myself watch it that much anymore.

  51. 51 biglover

    im loving this drama because of GY and LMJ! =) they have such a good chemistry and they look good together..just hope that there characters will bring them more closer together and create more spark..hope they would date in real life! =)

    i like this episode, since it now shows that DR is now falling for KJ, and clearly she see KJ in YG’s body..but i also feel her pain and sadness because she’s starting to fall for someone in a not so good situation..

    why is it that i feel YG is really not coming back..but still i hope he does so that SWH will show his acting not just sleep..hehehe..

    but im still rooting for DR and KJ to be together in the end! =)

  52. 52 YY

    I know I should suspend all logic (Jomo says I should), but it still irks me that she hasn’t cared to visit the man she was supposedly “in love with” in hospital. And falling for a younger (much younger) brother while being married technically to the elder one is complicating the plot. Wll they resolve this with her walking away? She seems to revel in that.

    • 52.1 Jellybeaniebaby

      She might be able to walk away if they never registered the marriage…

      • 52.1.1 jYmY

        If they do not consumate the marriage, it is also not a marriage, right?
        Or is that law not in SK?

    • 52.2 bigfan

      “I know I should suspend all logic (Jomo says I should), but it still irks me that she hasn’t cared to visit the man she was supposedly “in love with” in hospital. And falling for a younger (much younger) brother while being married technically to the elder one is complicating the plot.”

      My take on that is Da Ran is in love with Kyung Joon’s soul, the one who’s been with her all this time in YJ shell. The person in the hospital is Seo Yoon Jae in KJ’s shell. I guess she hadn’t thought about visiting the hospital since the person she loves is by her side. And if she does go to the hospital it’d be the body she’s visiting, and technically not KJ since it’s YJ in there. Also, she just recently came to the realization that she might be in love with KJ. She’s still processing it.
      And KJ is not much younger than her. He is only 6 years younger than DR, while she is 6 years younger than YJ. But yes, falling for the younger brother while being married to the older one is complicated!

  53. 53 anonymous

    i looooooove Gong Yoo so much and i love the Hong sisters but i don’t know why it feels like i haven’t invested as much emotions like i did in their other dramas :(

    seems like all the angst is just starting and i hope we get to hear YJ side of the story.. but i want KJ on GY body forever..ahahaha..

  54. 54 mjfan

    I love this drama beyound words , Gong yoo and Lee min jung are great together , cant wait for next episode

  55. 55 lilly

    i like thid epi the most

  56. 56 IceFate

    I feel like Yoon Jae was about to leave for America to search for Kyung Joon.. a lot of things that could happen/ be revealed in the next episode. im excited >,<

    • 56.1 JBB

      Is it possible that YJ learned enough to find out that KJ’s mother was killed?

      He wouldn’t tell his dad, because they never spoke and he wouldn’t tell his mother because she didn’t approve. So neither would not have learned of the death for another year.

  57. 57 cocoloco

    Whatever happens, I need Yoon Jae to come back! I don’t care which body he comes back in but I need to hear his side of the story. It’s the only way we’ll really get some questions answered.

  58. 58 ilovek

    am i the only one rooting gor Mari and Kyung Joon?

    • 58.1 ilovek

      *for mari

    • 58.2 bunny

      I think Mari will be happier with CS…but thinking about their characters, if the whole story was set up as a love comedy with KJ and Mari (like bit crazy young teenage couple struggle body swap situation..etc), the story could have more funny/positive atmosphere…(I don’t know why but I feel this show has too much negative atmosphere (maybe because heroine’s passive character) and not much feeling as love comedy. I even feel grumpy after watching…

      • 58.2.1 Jellybeaniebaby

        Imagine if MR and CS marry, and DR and KJ are married… that would make MR and KJ inlaws… aaaargh! LOL!

  59. 59 edelweiss

    Thanx for the recap, GF!
    Have to watch the episode first, and then I’ll be back for comments!

  60. 60 scarlett

    now i know the reason why big bro is a gym buff and even prioritized working out than going out with his girl. he can’t afford to get sick again.

    And, as to “how much Yoon-jae knew—did he simply think he was searching for a donor, or did he know he was searching for his biological brother, born to save his life?” me thinks, being a doctor, he knows the biological connection between donor and donee.

    • 60.1 deedee

      I like both of your points! I think you’re onto something…

    • 60.2 cindy

      Err you know have donor who match and aren’t brothers right? Is very difficult to find but they do exist.

  61. 61 rochinipark

    did any1 notice in the scene LMJ by the tree with the bicycle talking to Kyung Joon on the phone, her eyes looked so damn tired. the make up artist ppl make a better job to cover up those dark circles. Hope the actors and crew not in overdrive for production. Damn you live shoot system.

    other hand,Yoon Jae’s mom is evil to just abandon her own son Kyung Joon. Though it appears she thinks that Kyung Joon was conceived as biological child of her husband and Hee Soo. But according to DNA done by Seyoung,Kyung Joon is Yoon Jae’s full on brother.

    hmm wonder how this will turn out as it would be DR falling for KJ who is YJ’s brother. I do not see any benefit like its not beneficial at all to Seyoung to tell him of KyungJoon’s DNA result as it will not to her break up his relationship with DR.Cause to her that’s YJ she’s looking at unlike for DR she’s looking at KJ.

    • 61.1 jomo

      Definitely tired.
      No matter how fit you are, or how good your make-up is, you cannot hide lack of sleep from HD cameras.

      Look at LMJ in the theatre where she does not get the benefit of strong lighting to hide the shadows. Very tired lady.

  62. 62 reglest

    I understand what do you mean with double meaning, yes, it’s Hong Sister trait..but hold on..it’s only episode 10,and I feels like my gut wrenching..oh dear..I don’t know if I can stand for ending episode like MGIG again..oh dear..

  63. 63 Iranian Espresso

    Thanks a lot

  64. 64 edelweiss

    Well, this episode was really good. As GF said, we find back the old ‘touch’ of the Hong Sisters.(not that they are really old.

    Mm… I think Kyung Joon will be stuck in Yoon Jae’s shell for some reason. Even when Yoon Jae was alive and kicking (you know, when GONG YOO played his part!) he had very little screen time. One may argue it was for character building, but I don’t give into that. The hero of the show is Kyung Joon, and I see no reason why the hero should be played by Shin in the finale when Gong Yoo is here to grace the stage. I mean no offense to Shin fans, but you will agree, Gong Yoo is the better actor.
    So I wouldn’t be surprised to see a damaged soul or something, you know, like after a dementor’s kiss. Or else why can one just switch back while the other cannot?

  65. 65 sally_b

    Just for giggles and to lighten the mood.

    If anyone was curious what the *Miracle* storybook had printed on it…as the professor turned the pages ~ …I paused screen and typed it down.

    Miracle Book text ….or as I like to call it …WORD SALAD:
    (note: the _______ is for parts where a hand obscured the text…all the other is word for word)

    Bright sun-drenched land is a nature lover to live
    Because there’s been an angel. For two thousand and four trees and insects, and animals must have had friends.
    The angels in the fields of peace the most forgiving bow
    best friends and time as ever I saw in such a happy one.

    Of fun was playing with a butterfly coming from the sky a beautiful song that has been heard.
    Angels and friends head to the sky
    Suddenly the butterfly flew away, let, the angel of the earth does not know
    English was puzzled.

    Even the angels sing ground chase butterflies reported, but Butterfly wings, towards the melody to be (blurred out)______ the only thing to do.

    There is a butterfly led by the angel of the earth had never seen one up
    there was a sky garden
    There the angels of heaven ____
    a beautiful harp playing ____
    then the angels and _____
    heaven and earth became the first encounter

    ____heaven, earth, given a welcome
    Earth angel also has a new
    ______very happy.

    • 65.1 edelweiss

      LOL! They could have printed some proper English!
      They wouldn’t have thought crazy fans would be digging every bit of it!

    • 65.2 YY

      Hilarious, sally_b, you’re amazing! All I can say is I totally understand the confusion of the poor non-English speaking angel of the earth. I must say though that this paradise is badly imbalanced with its 2004 trees and insects and one sole annoying butterfly.

  66. 66 Kdramasuperfan

    While I was watching the scene where the professor was reading the book while Se Young and Mom were talking about KJ and YJ, I noticed that the text in the book was written in English. I paused to read it and I couldn’t understand a thing. haha The professor was talking about the story but its totally unrelated to the text! hahaha… You guys take a look at it and tell me if I’m wrong. lol…

  67. 67 Shia

    Honestly two things that this drama did wrong for me and are at the center of why I cannot imagine a Gil Teacher Kyung Joon endgame is the fact that:

    a) Gil teacher and KJ had such little interaction at the beginning of the series and now because of sleeping YJ they cannot have any interaction. It makes it so hard for me to imagine her love for KJ in his actual body. I get her falling for him in his present state but when they switch it is going to be the most jarring love pairing ever. If YJ was awake and they had even slightly sexy moments in KJ’s body then I would be able to believe.

    b) Okay, if Gil teacher is now in love with KJ other than the ethics of being a teacher in love with a student…she is also a married woman. Did they she not think of the fact that she could be a divorcee if YJ’s feelings weren’t there? (She could not skipped registering for the marriage and therefore making it not legal). Not only that but but in the end, she could be a divorcee who likes her student (who is also her ex-husband’s brother). I don’t know where this story’s romance train is headed toward other than with another beat down from Gil Ran’s mother.

    I am confused about everything except being here for Gong Yoo. Go oppa go!

    • 67.1 SuSue

      OMG! You said it! I just posted my two cents but I totally agree with you! Da Ran is confused! How can you not look at Yoon Jae’s body and not develop feelings for that being when Kyung Joon’s soul is so nice to her and affectionate and thoughtful. It’s everything she was searching for towards the almost-end of her relationship with Yoon Jae or so she thought. Plus could she really love Kyung Joon in his own body?????????

    • 67.2 SuSue

      LOL! I am also not sure about anything but I know I love Gong Yoo too!!! He’s too beautiful and he’s beyond awesome in every scene!

  68. 68 biglover

    i’m holding on as to how the Hong Sisters will end this drama..but i hope it will be a good one and not disappointing like the end of MGIG..fighting DR and KJ!

    but i still hope Shin will wake up already, i want to see him act and not just sleep..even if he wakes up as YG or KJ its okay as long as he will act again.. =)

    i think the main character here along side DR is KJ and not YG, since the first episodes, KJ’s character is more exposed than YG so i would think it will be KJ who will be alive not YG just quite not sure if KJ will be in his body or in YG’s body in the end..

  69. 69 kdramalove

    So I guess YJ bought tickets to go to LA to look for his “long lost brother” Love this drama :)

  70. 70 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap!

    I also get the feeling that one of them will die (99% sure it would be Yoon-jae because we know absolutely nothing about him), but I don’t know in what manner. Would Yoon-jae and his body die? It’s really hard to figure out because so many people are attached to Gong Yoo (and conflate Gong Yoo with his original YJ character) and if his body dies, then there will be riots. Or would Yoon-jae’s soul and KJ’s body die and KJ will be stuck in YJ’s body forever? It could make sense that KJ’s body is not as viable as it seems and that YJ is making sure that KJ lives a long life. And it would appease the Gong Yoo fans.

    I’m fine with a Da-ran and KJ in KJ’s body pairing and knowing that YJ was a good man who did care about Da-ran.

    I don’t frown upon YJ’s parents decision to have a savior baby so that YJ’s life could be saved. A parent would do anything to save their child and it’s not like they would have done anything harmful to KJ’s body in getting genetic material to help heal YJ. However, abandoning that child after they got what they needed is just messed up. I think most people who have savior babies end up raising their kids and treating them like how they would treat their other children even if they don’t end up being successful matches. YJ’s parents look like they have scads of money. Just hire someone to be the surrogate. It’s so wrong that they would have Hee-soo do it.

    I’m so glad Da-ran is realizing her feelings! I love their little misunderstandings in this episode because these misunderstandings came from the right place. Too many kdrama misunderstandings come from the other woman or the other man or evil parents. While Daran and KJ-in-YJ’s-body don’t sizzle up the screen, the way they care about each other makes them a couple to cheer for.

  71. 71 samosvetlee

    Apparently this year’s k-drama ”Big” just got BIG ! What a crazy story..Not only KJ’s been nrought to life,out of love but more of a need,his real mother is not his bio mother,n his father somehow managed to end up having an affair with his real mother,cheating on his bio mother..What kind of woman would agree on the crazy idea,of carring the baby of the man she loves n his wife ?! I guess a woman in love,who wants to have a child frm the man she loves n also wants to help another child would only make such sacrifice..Cause it’s as crazy as it sounds..Further more,it does makes sense why the bio mother of KJ doesn’t wanna hear anything for him..Not only she didn’t want him,but once said she need to have him,she couldn’t..Like that wasn’t enough of a misery,the surrogate mother is noone else but her husband’s lover..Such a fucked up story..that does predetermined YJ’s choice of life..being a doctor,trying to return the favour..HAving all this in mind,i do like to know YJ better..n i do agree with what some of you say,that it’s about time we see more of the real YJ,cause what has been shown n sai so far of him and ab him is misleaing..i don’t know how the story would unfold,but i’m not sure who’s love i should cheer for !? What’s the main idea..besides the ”Miracle” plot..Daran’s choice ?! Falling for the younger of two brothers ?! She fell for YJ,first..and when she did it,she didi it for a reason..but that reasons doesn’t seem to be solid enough ?! Cause from what we’ve seen it seems like she was more in that relationship,that YJ..Cause maybe he was absorbed n bussy,trying to find his lil brother,that saved his life ?! Cause he felt like not having the right to move on and make a family,without ending this painful n confusing chapter of his life ?! What were his expectations ?! Who was he n why he treated Daran like this !? Was the change of souls the key to repay for what’s been done,in the past n how would this story end !?! Who’s gonan make it out of this mess ?! Soo many questions n only a few more epis to come..The writters better give us a hell of an ending..Thank you for the recap !

  72. 72 sokhasen

    Gong Yoo will be on the show until the show ends—FOR SURE (if not, then I will longer be interested in watching this drama). It doesn’t matter if DR will be with KY or YG, the kid’s main roll is simply to sleep (nothing else).

  73. 73 katiamon

    Am i the only one who thinks that this drama is getting more messy by time???
    the other child story and the transplant story does not compute with me because: first, the parents are crazy!!!!… and second, because in real life any transplant patient has to take medicines for life so YG would have gotten seriously sick inmediately for not taking its meds for a week (this is a fact).
    i know this is a drama and they are not usually accurate with real life facts, but i need some consistency if you want me to buy the story of love of love between a teacher and a student that knew each other for a couple of days and all the soul swap thing.
    I’m grateful for the recaps, but i have to admit that reading them feels like a guilty pleasure ^^’

    • 73.1 jomo

      Not a transplanted organ.
      More like treatment for leukemia which doesn’t require anti-rejection medication.

    • 73.2 K

      I think it’s stem cell transplant. It’s just injection so if everything went well, then he wouldn’t lifetime medication. :)

      • 73.2.1 K

        *need

  74. 74 Kiki

    So, I’m visiting my parents for July 4th, and found myself giving a very general explanation of the show so far to my curious mother. She said, even if one dies, they both live. So they both die, and they both live. Whoa, getting deep mom.

  75. 75 YChase007

    Loving the recap, the drama, & these comments…. My thoughts personally since KJ’s fate is to be a miracle for YJ since YJ died for 30 minutes before KJ tookover… This could mean that A) he switches back & the shell is officially dead or B) everyone goes to there places but are in one very ackward predicament since GD is not exactly with the person she loves thus divorce is imminent

  76. 76 kimchewchew

    Just a thought about DR & KKJ’s marriage: I think omitting the whole wedding ceremony was done on purpose by the writers/director/producer. I think it’ll turn out that the ceremony was held, but they never legalized it by registering the marriage. It was more of a show for the parents to get them off their backs. As far as I know from watching other Korean dramas, a marriage isn’t legal unless registered in court. (“Can’t Lose” with Choi Ji-woo & Yoon Sang-hyun comes to mind). This detail may be their “get out of jail card” in the end when & if YJ finally wakes up.
    I know this theory is grasping at straws, but it still sounds better than DR actually marrying someone without their consent.

    • 76.1 folie a deux

      I think so, too. Unless the marriage is registered, theirs is a fake, legally speaking.

  77. 77 redfox

    headmaster and uncle meeting, red roses by alla pugatshova lol

    • 77.1 kumi

      Lots of Russian references in this drama, aren’t there?

  78. 78 Derpppp

    Honestly what pisses me off even more are those KJ and M supporters. I get that it’s your opinion, but it’s those Suzy fans who support KJ and M together all because SUZY plays M who wants KJ..I even saw people making fun of Lee Min Jung (person who plays Da Ran) because she was “stealing Suzy’s man”….Gosh I hate those people….

    On another note, I’m glad there’s people who agree with me on YJ. I don’t think he should be with Da Ran AT ALL. How many times has it been that he has cancelled a date because of work? I’m sure there must be at least half a hour of spare time you can use to spend with ur FIANCÉ. (not anymore…lol)

    I fully support KJ and Da Ran together even though the age difference….meh. (But I will say that in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, there was also that Teacher-Student thing going on.

  79. 79 Su-Kyu

    Wow! I think it’s great that there are so many comments here & on the other blogs that I’ve reviewed for “Big”- I’m surprised the ratings aren’t higher. I totally agree w/so many of you that Da Ran should be w/Kyung Joon in Yoon Jae’s body. In all actuality, did she really ever know the real Yoon Jae? Their courtship was so rushed, that she really didn’t KNOW him and always felt so anxious and IMO childish around him. However, her interactions w/Shin had a very comfortable ease; initially I thought it was because of her role as the teacher/adult and each time in ep. 1 & 2 w/Shin, she was very “motherly” in her comments and ways – i.e. the school uniform & stopping her brother from jumping him on the school yard. As the episodes progressed & she had to embrace her “new norm” that is Kyung-Jae… you could see that she was comfortable and dare I say on the same level; not w/relation to maturity, but obviously because those 2 are meant to be. I’ve read that a lot of viewers criticized LMJ’s acting in the first few episodes and still regard her character of Da Ran as weak, but I beg to differ. Her character has shown a lot of growth since the 1st ep. and I think that’s because LMJ has been great showing us the evolution of her character from a naive, accepting puppy dog to a stronger, more mindful woman who is now having to come to terms w/the fact that she’s in love with a young man who is in an awful predicament. I have never been a huge fan of the Hong Sisters, but I really like this story. It may seem slow-paced, but I think it’s just because it’s taking a little longer for us as viewers to get our answers. Ep. 10 and we finally find out that the men are brothers? And now we only have 6 episodes left to tie up loose ends – ugh! I think that GY is doing a great job w/his role (and it doesn’t hurt that he’s so HOT). He has great chemistry w/everyone in the cast – even Da Ran’s parents…I love those scenes w/the Dad! Anyhoo, thanks so much to Dramabeans and all the comments…they are so enjoyable to read as I wait for the next episode.

  80. 80 Rice

    This drama has got me hooked; I’m so emotionally invested it’s ridiculous. I want to address some comments that other people have made in regards to the show.

    1. The pacing

    I agree that the pacing of the show sometimes leaves much to be desired, especially in regards to the mysterious connection between Yoon Jae and Kyung Joon. Many of us had already figured out that they’re brothers early on in the show, so that when the Hong Sisters finally revealed their connection (and confirmed our suspicions) in episodes 9 and 10, it didn’t feel suspenseful at all.

    In addition, I think it was around episodes 4 through 7 that I felt the transitions between scenes was very odd; many scenes felt rushed and a bit disjointed. The latest episodes have improved on this somewhat.

    Overall though, I very much enjoy the pacing of BIG. It’s not outrageous, it’s not loud, it’s not in-your-face. Thoughtful moments are given space to breathe.

    2. Da Ran’s feelings for Kyung Joon

    Some of us wish that Da Ran has developed feelings for Kyung Joon sooner, but I think that, given her situation and considering the circumstances, it’s totally understandable why she’d just start developing and recognizing her feelings now. She is a teacher, and he is a student – her student, none the less. If some of us watching can’t even stomach a teacher-student romantic relationship, then how do you think this is weighing on her? Moreover, she recognizes that physically, outwardly, she is married to Yoon Jae, and not Kyung Joon. It makes sense that she would hold herself back, or at least not recognize her feelings until this point in the drama. I think it rather shows a maturity on her part to recognize all the issues involved in her falling for Kyung Joon, and I understand why she hasn’t confessed her feelings. Their situation is a tricky one, rife with complications.

    But I’m glad we finally focused on her side of the relationship in episode 10, and got to spend time with her alone as she figured out her feelings. It makes her more relatable, and makes the Kyung Joon – Da Ran relationship seem more equal by showing her struggle and inner turmoil.

    3. The question of Yoon Jae’s return

    I used to want Yoon Jae to come back, I used to care about understanding his character more and finding out what he meant to say to Da Ran. Not anymore. I guess in this case, I’ve moved on with Da Ran. She’s moved on from him, doesn’t seem to have any lingering feelings for him, and certainly hasn’t shown any desire to find out what he was going to say to her. While closure would be nice, if Da Ran’s moved on, I don’t think closure is necessary anymore.

    Other commenters have argued that Yoon Jae deserves a (second) chance. I think he has a right to clarify what he meant to say to Da Ran, and explain his actions and behavior, but a right to a second chance with Da Ran? Really? As sweet as the guy was made out to be in flashbacks (and believe me, I totally swooned for him in the flashbacks during the earlier episodes), it’s clear that before the accident, as their wedding grew closer, Yoon Jae was being distant and evasive.

    While he may not have cheated on her, and his reason for keeping himself away were not hurtful (it seems like he was caught up in his plans to track down Kyung Joon), but he did nothing to reassure her of his love, if indeed he did love her. He canceled, time and time again, every time Da Ran tried to meet up with him. Even when she tried to make it easier on him by meeting him at his workplace, he still failed to show up. I just don’t think it’s fair that some people might think it’s two-timing of her to like Kyung Joon while Yoon Jae is in a coma, given what happened prior to the accident and how much time has passed (it’s almost two years now since the accident). To me, it would make sense for her to wait for Yoon Jae if he had made his romantic feelings for her loud and clear. Alas, that is not the case.

    Finally, Yoon Jae is not the main character. Plain and simple. I think the Hong Sisters did a great job writing his character because he’s so appealing despite being so enigmatic. Unfortunately, this also means many in the audience want more of him, when really he isn’t the focus of the story at all. I’m actually rather relieved the Hong Sisters decided (so far, I don’t know if things will change if Yoon Jae comes back) to keep away from the cliched two-guys-chasing-one-girl trope. I know technically Na Teacher likes Da Ran too, but he isn’t competition at all, so he’s out of the picture.

    4. The romantic feelings (and possibly relationship) between a teacher and her student

    I think situations like these depend on the persons and context involved. If Da Ran, as a teacher and therefore in a position of authority, had manipulated her way into a relationship with Kyung Joon, I would find this relationship completely unethical and wrong. But that’s not what happened. I’m not saying, by the way, that all other teacher-student relationships involve manipulation and abuse of authority, just that if that’s how the relationship had developed, I would find it deeply problematic.

    But the truth is, Da Ran and Kyung Joon are caught together in a very rare and special circumstance. I can see why Kyung Joon would hold onto his feelings for Gil Teacher even a year after the fact, because as he said, she’s the only one who knows that it’s actually him and not Yoon Jae; he can be himself with her, and that’s so liberating and affirming for him. Furthermore, she showed him a thoughtfulness and concern that he had been lacking in his life; it’s only natural that he would become attached to her. You can argue that he had Mari in his life before Gil Teacher came along, but he never harbored any romantic feelings for her, and prior to episode 8 or 9 where he finally got over blaming himself for his mom’s murder and also told Mari it wasn’t her fault, I think there was a strong mental association in his head between Mari and his mom’s death, which probably resulted in his avoiding her.

    I think Da Ran’s mom had it right when she asked if Seo-seobang’s nickname for Da Ran was “Gil Teacher” because she is his teacher in love.

    5. The age difference between Kyung Joon and Da Ran

    If Kyung Joon had been under the age of 18 (17 might be slightly acceptable, really depends), I might also find the relationship a bit questionable. But as it is, Kyung Joon was 18 when they first met, and at this point in the show, is 19 and going on 20. Da Ran, on the other hand, is just 8 years older. Many relationships with similar age gaps have succeeded.

    Mentally, Kyung Joon is also more mature than his chronological age due to his experiences (witnessing his mom’s murder, dealing with the loss of his mother, going through a body swap and having to change to suit his new body and social environment).

    I can’t help but wonder if some people can’t accept the Da Ran – Kyung Joon relationship because the woman is older. I agree that Da Ran visibly looks older than Kyung Joon, and that Shin Won Ho (the actor) looks quite young for his age (20), but so what? Both Da Ran and Kyung Joon are of adult age, and both actors are also of adult age. Our society has become so conditioned to accept older-man-younger-woman relationships, why can’t the same hold true for the reverse? It’s a double standard that needs to go away. Mari giving Kyung Joon (in Yoon Jae’s body) a quick peck on the lips gives me hope that if Kyung Joon returns to his original body, there will also be a kiss scene (however chaste or otherwise) between him and Da Ran. Gong Yoo is more than 10 years older than Suzy; if it’s okay for her to kiss Gong Yoo, then it should be okay for Shin Won Ho as Kyung Joon to kiss Da Ran. Of course, who knows if that will actually happen, given the more conservative traditions of Korea and Asia in general. Heck, this attitude of “Older Man okay! Older Woman no!” persists outside of Asia as well. Sigh.

    Those are my thoughts on some of the more common points of contention in this drama. I’ve written too much, but what can I say, lol. I meant it when I said I’m invested in this drama.

    Lastly, I wanted to bring up something that javabeans and/or girlfriday had tossed around early on regarding the possible plot of BIG. One of them (or both? I can’t remember) had written that maybe instead of a romantic angle on Kyung Joon and Da Ran, what would happen instead is Da Ran helping Kyung Joon to find a new family and home in this world, while Kyung Joon would help Yoon Jae and Da Ran to strengthen their relationship. I rather liked this potential plot; it’s so rich with potential for heartwarming, life-affirming stuff. It would also be new and different, in that the main characters are not meant to fall in love with each other. I still love BIG even though this is not the direction the show took, but I hope that there’s another drama that can take on this story.

    • 80.1 Rice

      I forgot to mention one more thing regarding the age difference between Kyung Joon and Da Ran and how they might look odd together. Some people want Kyung Joon to remain in Yoon Jae’s body so the pairing won’t look odd, but do you think it’s fair to Kyung Joon to skip 11 years of his life, and to have to pretend to be someone else for the rest of his life? We saw how he misses being his actual age when he was observing the young boys at the hospital cafeteria.

      Also, how else is Kyung Joon to know Da Ran really loves HIM for who he is, and not because of his shell?

    • 80.2 folie a deux

      Wow, I couldn’t agree any less with everything you pointed out, well except on the last part which I think I have to come into terms with (because I’m still holding on to the OTP which is KY (played by GY)-DR). I don’t know how this will happen, but I have faith with THS that they’ll be able to pull it.

      But setting aside the romantic arc, I do love that THS made the plot more twisted by making the brothers’ relationship complicated than I have ever imagined. If not for this drama, I would not have known that such thing do happen (the savior siblings thingy). I haven’t read/watched the “My Sister’s Keeper” to which Big is paralleled with, so it’s my first to encounter such an issue.

    • 80.3 Gom

      Definitely agree with the pacing issue. I love how the Hong sisters allowed us to breathe with each emotion. I now know exactly why I’ve never been a 100% fan of their past dramas: Because every single emotion is so outrageous, over-the-top, fast, and overblown that I feel very exhausted in the end (I felt this the most in Greatest Love).

      Usually, when the heroins realize their feelings, they go through such exaggerated acts to conceal them and to finally confess. Yes, it’s a fun roller coaster ride, but I’m so glad that they finally mellowed down into this kind of pacing. This is such a healthy change for them. :)

  81. 81 Onewcondition

    I hope KJ finds out how she feels, it really hurts seeing him consider himself a burden and unloved :( I also kind of want to see a bit more of Shin acting as KJ and what YJ was going to tell Da Ran ^^

  82. 82 mia

    I think Da Ran is going to confess to Kyung Joon on his birthday only to find that Yoon Jae’s soul is back in his body. I can’t believe there are only 6 more episodes of this drama left. ITA about the Hong Kong sisters not letting us know how Yoon Jae feels. But I believe he genuinely loved Da Ran and maybe he was distant and hesitant to get married because he was relapsing from whatever life threatening illness he had at 12. So many possibilities with the ending. Part that scares me the most is that Ma-Ri’s whispers to Kyung Joon’s body to wake up with no memory of this experience he’s having will actually come true.

  83. 83 rain

    we’re past the halfway mark of the series now and the show has basically asked us to root for the DR/KJ ship because if DR & YJ were really meant to be together, the show wouldn’t have invested so much time on developing the DR/KJ relationship – w/c from the outset i’ve never been on board. boundaries and all that.

    but it sure looks like either KJ or YJ would die in the end. if KJ, fr episode 1, there was a howard’s end moment there with the umbrella thing, and of course, the young man there died.

    but i think it’s YJ who is really going to die. he was already living on borrowed time, made possible by KJ’s birth. in fact, YJ’s already dead, but KJ’s soul going into his body “saves” him. and i think they’ll do an “english patient” here where the truth about YJ’s love will be ultimately revealed. he really did love da ran, and all misunderstandings will be cleared in the end, and we’ll get this sad, poignant moment when she would know it’s really him because his hands would be warm and he would get to tell her he loved her and say goodbye. she then becomes a widow et le voila! she’s free and all legal mess avoided. KJ gets to grow up and then he’ll come back years later looking exactly like his elder brother. and so the show will have a happy ending.

    • 83.1 mia

      KJ coming back a few years later looking like Gong Yoo would be a hard sell IMO. KJ is pretty much an adult; in a few years he would just look like an older version of himself, he wouldn’t look like a present day Yoon Jae. They would have only been able to pull that off if KJ was a little kid in this drama not a young adult. IMO, the true test of whether Da Ran loves KJ is if she still loves him in his own body.

  84. 84 Duh-duh

    THis drama is SLOW~~~~~. And full of cliches’.

    I am sorry but this drama blows Hong sister’s reputation for me. Actors are awesome but story .. not so much. They left YJ out of pictures since day 1, Suzy is annoying, and I couldn’t care less for any of them.

  85. 85 Taber

    I don’t get Da-ra tears about KJ leaving YJ body, It’s not right to stay in YJ body especially since he has a young healthy body of his owned. De-ra needs to step up in take control of her feelings and understand what come with loving KJ. As this drama heads toward the finishes line I hope if De-ra decide to love KJ she demonstrate confident and not waver.

    I still don’t understand how she don’t know YJ she was marrying him. I understand her doubt regarding his feelings toward her but there should be no doubt of his character. I’m so tired of this whole story line, I didn’t believe that YJ cheated on her. I believe the girl was a past love, they had history which he moved on from but she return wanting to begin where it ended.

    I also feel that it’s been YJ this entire time, but we see where this mess is heading.

  86. 86 MariePhils

    I have already left my heart on this drama… its becoz of the plot…and the chemistry between LMJ with GY…

    I’m hoping for a Yoon Eun-hye and Gong Yoo reunion drama….

  87. 87 Taber

    I have to say this because really, really people what K-drama relationship is not rush! 3 blind date then marriage. It’s seem like De-ra and YJ dated for months in k-drama-land that a life time. Please, Please I beg of you all stop with the De-ra didn’t know him because in reality of K-drama she knew him very well! The reason De-ra question YJ feelings was due to her own insecurity, not a reflection of his character. In the flash back of they relationship I wonder why De-ra need to heard the words were he has shown in action on many occasion. It’s not about knowing YJ feeling but De-ra coming to term with her knowing hers.

  88. 88 SuSue

    Pace: definitely slow on these 2 episodes, but intriguing enough. I have to remind myself that it’s a drama and that’s why I love these dramas so much because I love torturing myself, waiting for everything to reveal itself eventually.

    I am so very much anticipating the soul swap into the proper bodies. I completely empathize with Kyung Joon’s character and I love how he treats Da Ran, but he’s still the kid at the end of the day. Plus, I think Da Ran and Yoon Jae’s story is unfinished. There’s too many questions and we don’t yet quite know how he was going to respond to Da Ran in the beginning. Also, you can’t blame their weak love all to him. She had some cute flashbacks of “better” times with Yoon Jae. She also found out that he actually saw her before her big fall at the wedding. So there’s substance to his affections. Like Da Ran said, when Yoon Jae returns, she would be sure to be more affectionate and more open about her feelings for him. You can’t expect a person not to second guess a relationship when the other partner is not expressive. Actions do speak louder than words. And when there are no words…it’s nothing.

    Yoon Jae needs to return and return soon! He BETTER return! He saved his little brother whom was born to save him. I think the Heavens could let the two live together happily. That much at least is owed to the two selfless individuals who had no say or control in what had happened to them or why they came into existence. Love…sacrifice…enough was done on their part.

    I like both Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae! Da Ran needs to figure out her feelings for Yoon Jae and put the cap on her feelings for Kyung Joon. Mari is psychotic but she also does a lot for Kyung Joon so she’s good for him. There can be tears, more drama, anger, more drama. But I love me a happy ending and I hope I get my ending…………… A happy ending for everyone!

  89. 89 anna

    gong yoo …with that hot body..why soooo adorable?!*sigh*… he can really act like a kid in a man’s body!…i’m really watching “hello teacher” soon…just wanna get that gong yoo overload..lol!

  90. 90 faye

    Kyungjoon: “I’ll disappear so you’ll never have to see me again.”

    THAT LAST LINE!!! WHY DID YOU SAY THAT!!! You said that to your mom!! NO!!!!!!! Please…. I don’t want any of them to die..

    • 90.1 mia

      OMG that’s so true! My first few dramas had sucking endings where the OTPs would wind up dead and reuniting in some afterlife. I want them to live. Especially KJ. He deserves that much after all he’s lost.

  91. 91 Soso

    Thanks for the recap. I know I’m hooked b/c I’m starting to watch without subs…

    BUT – I’m so freaking conflicted about this drama. As others have mentioned already, wish they hadn’t left KJ’s body in a coma for so long. The longer DR is interacting with KJ in YS’s body, the harder it is getting to ship DR and KJ in his own body. Not to mention the ick factor in that she’s actually married to YJ’s body. Even if the marriage wasn’t legalized, how would you explain to all the family and friends if DR switches to the much much younger brother?

    So, it makes more sense that YJ’s soul is gonna die in KJ’s body and KJ is going to stay in YJ’s body to avoid all the confusion and messiness. BUT then what’s up with the momentary swapping?

    I just can’t see how they are going to resolve this… it’s either going to be so ingenious and daebak that I can’t envision it or so f-ed up and disappointing and that I’m going to want to chuck my computer out the window.

    I’m hooked, but nervous as all heck b/c I vested enough that I don’t want to be disappointed and wish I had never bothered to start this drama.

  92. 92 steadystrike

    When Kyungjoon enunciated his birth date in Chinese reading of numbers in Korean, 6/24 wasn’t just random date they picked to be his birth date.
    0 = Gong
    6 = Yook
    2 = I
    4 = Sa

    If you say it fast Gong Yoo Isa or Dr. Gong Yoo

    • 92.1 ilikemangos

      holy! just learned something new

  93. 93 namcha

    I think YJ’s soul is gone. The director doesn’t show YJ trying to get back into his body, only KJ and painfully unsuccessful each time. Another good episode!

  94. 94 hana

    Thx to all people about their thought and analysis about this drama. Some confusion also hooked me since the very beginning of the drama. Every one is demanding how possibly the end look liked. Even tough i shiped for sure KJ-DR at the end. but it would not fair to see KJ stucked in YJ’s body..
    moreover i curious how KJ act in Shin. somehow i also felt that i saw Shin when Gong Yoo act. I felt that Shin did a good job at the first eps. i loved the scene when they are at the lake..

    i found some crazy thought about the ending. like other comments previously point out, KJ and Daran will have drink together and do confession, at the same time they are kissing then BANG!! the soul swap without Daran realized, instead of KJ soul, YJ soul was there.

    Worried, Daran run to the hospital, and see KJ is still in coma. after that, She does everything in life with the real YJ as her husband, but doesnt feel satisfied at all, and do realized she loves his student. and go to the hospital and kiss the real KJ with tears (like Snow White)..CLOCK!!Miracle happened, he woke up… hehehehe

  95. 95 MmA

    Thanks for the recap. Just a thought. I think the souls might switch back on KJ’s birthday thats why the souls swapped briefly again because its getting closer and closer to the birthday. The day KJ was born to save YJ.

  96. 96 bd

    LMJ as Da-ran is a lot cuter than she was at the beginning.

    The Hong sisters are finally getting the “meat” of a romcom, the emotions and changing relationship btwn the leads, right.

    Too bad too much of the rest is still a mess.

    Blood brothers from a different mother, a cold-hearted mother, father who loved another woman, etc. – not only cliche, but a bad, over-the-top one at that.

    The unrequited love club w/ the Uncle and VP also is just plain silly (how many unrequited love “couples” does this romcom need?).

    And it took Daddy illustrator a year to find out that his love was murdered and that his other son had left the US?

  97. 97 Viki

    Omg, I am loving this show so much!

  98. 98 BIGAddict

    Wow…I really love Dramabeans and am eternally thankful for their excellent recaps but a lot of the comments here are so cynical or angst-ridden that it takes all the FUN out of watching the drama.

    Thank you Girlfriday nonetheless:)

  99. 99 amelia

    I heard from one of my korean friend that they are changing the script , since there is speculation tht no teacher and student relationship….Am not excat sure the detail but can anyone confirm on this ??

  100. 100 Beebs

    Wow, there’s a lot more people than me that are bothered by the mysteries still surrounding YJ. If this was just supposed to be another happy romance comedy in which I am supposed to happily ship the main couple and ignore everything else, then they would’ve been better off leaving out all the donor drama, coma, and possible death. Because they went down this road, there’s a huge elephant in the room now and I can’t even be bothered with the main couple despite how cute they are.

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