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Master’s Sun: Episode 7

I just love this pairing. Historically the Hong sisters have been pretty solid in writing their main romances (to the detriment of second leads and alternate lovelines, which then have little dramatic heft), so I tend to be a fan of their lead couples in general. Even so, I’m not often this giddy, or smiling like a dunce every time their couples engage in their mating dance—at least not the way I am with these two. It’s partly about actor chemistry, it’s partly about the way they’re written, and it’s definitely all about the strange, un-manufacturable alchemy that a combination sometimes rouses, which has a queer way of drawing you in with your heart in its grip. Grip away, romance.

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EPISODE 7 RECAP

Sitting next to sleeping Gong-shil, Joong-won places his hand on top of hers (thinking of her suggestion that perhaps her touch could help with his reading, as his helps with her ghost-fear), then leans in closer and closer, as if stuck in a trance that compels him to kiss her. If only we were so lucky. He comes back to his senses, sadly, and shakes his head before slapping her hand to wake her up, back to brusque mode.

Gong-shil stretches and basks in the glow of a sound sleep, curling up next to him and wishing she could sleep longer. But Joong-won reminds her of her plans, and she bolts up to remember her date with Kang Woo.

Gong-shil follows him out to the curb to await the car and offers him half of the complimentary gift the store owner gave them. Joong-won refuses the fan, saying he doesn’t want to get any more connected to her than strictly necessary, noting that getting involved in her world almost got him shot today. Aw, did he get spooked off by that rude awakening?

Now he indicates an imaginary line between them and orders her to respect the line, so that they may only associate with each other in mutually useful ways. Furthermore, he limits his “emergency shelter” space as his forearm—when she needs it, she is to grab only his arm, nothing else.

Gong-shil pouts that she liked conversing with him, but he shuts that down too. No need to communicate beyond the bare minimum. So when Secretary Kim drives up, he gets in the car alone and leaves her to make her way to her date.

She hurries to the theater and runs into Yi-ryung, who’s rather smug after having overhead Kang Woo reporting on his spying activity. She just tells Gong-shil that she witnessed something “interesting,” and the ladies part ways calling each other Little Tae-yang and Big Tae-yang, like old times.

But Yi-ryung definitely enjoys the thought that Kang Woo is only talking to Gong-shil as part of his job, and that Gong-shil doesn’t know this. I suppose there’s no point in finding Yi-ryung’s smirking annoying, since she’ll be proven wrong soon enough; we’ve seen enough to anticipate Kang Woo being well on his way to falling for Gong-shil legitimately.

She rushes up to Kang Woo full of apologies since the show has already begun, but he suggests they go elsewhere—he’s not in the mood to watch people acting out fake emotions. He leaves the choice to her and promises to follow wherever she decides.

Secretary Kim is surprised to hear that Joong-won told Gong-shil of his reading problems. He promises to follow up with her about the contract, though it’ll have to wait since she’s on a date right now. Joong-won smiles at the thought of her date being ruined by scary things chasing her away, but Secretary Kim points out that she would have called in that case, and thus her lack of contact indicates a good date. Joong-won’s smile fades and he glowers at his unringing phone. Lol, is Secretary Kim purposely provoking him? He sure looks like he’s enjoying pushing his buttons, all, How inconsiderate of her to leave you while you’re upset, but I guess she can’t just ditch her date because of YOUUUUU…

Joong-won huffs that he had to eat a bitter medicine pill to calm his anxiety (an Oriental medicine ball wrapped in gold foil called a cheongshimhwan), while she’s out on a sweet date. He lies in bed, wide awake, glaring at his phone.

Since Gong-shil has no preference on where to continue the date, Kang Woo takes them to the Han River, not noticing that she’s looking around furtively, on edge the whole time. She alludes to almost getting dragged in the last time she was here, and we see that the cause isn’t too far away—a zombie-like runner ghost comes jogging toward them.

Gong-shil hurriedly suggests they head in the opposite direction, which takes them on a tandem bike ride around the park. Kang Woo does the pedaling in front, enjoying the night air, while Gong-shil swats at the ghost running alongside her and pleads with it to leave her alone. That leads to an awkward moment when Kang Woo suggests doing it again in the future and she bursts out, “I said no! Why do you keep asking?”

She sends him off to buy drinks, then asks her ghost if doing this will get him to leave her alone. So she finds some discarded safety tape in the trash and stops a couple to ask them apologetically to help, giving them each an end to hold up a makeshift finish line. She gives the start signal and the ghost sprints to the finish, after which he’s happy to make his way onward with a smile.

She rejoins Kang Woo, who suggests they make their way to the bridge for the water show. Gong-shil cringes at the thought of being accosted by the water ghosts and hopes to god they aren’t there today.

She returns home after the date hoping no water ghosts have followed her home, and briefly thinks of calling Joong-won. She stops, though, recalling his comment that he’s scared of her, not ghosts—although I’m thinking the true sentiment is more that he’s scared he likes her. But yunno, let the hot grumpy man have his denial for a bit longer.

Or maybe not much longer after all, because he calls her, which she answers in a wave of relief. He says he’s only calling to get her review on the show since Kingdom may be using it for an event, and then cheers right up to hear her say she missed the show. She’s just happy to be able to unburden her fears and tells him all about trying to act normal on her date, how she wanted to call him, and how she’s grateful he called.

He totally beams while he plays the part of the crankypants, saying he doesn’t want her thanks and all he wanted to hear about was the musical. He thinks to himself that maybe she’ll need him to bring her some cheongshimhwan pills, and now he yawns, feeling sleepy after all.

Over at the home of the two latchkey kids, the younger brother sits next to his creep-as-hell doll and plays a game with himself. His hyung worries that his brother is feeling unwell and heads out to buy some bread, which makes me want to yell at him, Don’t gooooo! That doll freaks me out so bad.

Sure enough, the moment he leaves we see that the younger boy isn’t playing alone, but with the three kiddie ghosts who were with the doll the other day. Aghhhhh.

Next thing we know, hyung is pounding on Gong-shil’s door frantically, asking her for help. She runs to their room and finds the boy in a cold sweat, hugging the doll. She heads out to get some medicine… and the ghost kids are back, this time with freakishly black eyes, telling the boy he’ll be their friend soon, saying tauntingly that his mom won’t come for him.

But Mom comes at last, hurrying home at this news and gathering her boy to her, who starts sobbing. The doll drops forgotten and the mother carries him out to go to the hospital, while the Children of the Corn shrug that this kid can’t be their friend since his mom hugged him.

Gong-shil stomps up to confront them for bothering the kid, and they scatter. She follows them back up to the boy’s room, where she sees the doll—and its flashing eyes.

The next morning she takes the doll with her to work to stow it away in Joong-won’s office. He balks, especially when she says that it seems dangerous and is harboring three ghosts, but she tells him it’s because he’s not scared of ghosts. He growls that she ought to have worried about his shock yesterday, maybe offered to bring him some vitamins or cheongshimhwan pills, and at the very least not brought him ghosts.

She asks, “Then is it okay if I do that?” She thought he didn’t want her fussing over him, but if he doesn’t mind, can she? So then he hides his smile as she asks how he’s feeling and offers him some pills that she always takes after being scared by ghosts, which they can share from now on.

It’s adorable how he loves all this, especially pointing out that she’s entrusting the dangerous doll to him instead of Kang Woo (or as he calls him now, Kang Candy—we sure are building up the whole bitter-sweet dichotomy, aren’t we?). But his face darkens when she says it’s because Kang Woo hates ghosts and she can’t scare him, at which point he returns her pills and orders her out. Gong-shil takes the doll, but leaves the pills.

Gong-shil tells Secretary Kim about her newly designated Tae Gong-shil Zone on Joong-won’s arm, holding her fingers apart to complain that it’s too small. I’m not even gonna say what it sounds like you’re saying, especially when Secretary Kim replies, “Don’t worry, it’ll get bigger.” Snerk. (Dramabeans: We make everything dirty!) He also gives her a photo of the diamond necklace ransom that was lost, which she’d requested, along with a photo of Hee-joo.

Joong-won examines the pills left behind and takes one, grimacing at the bitterness.

In her office, Gong-shil orders the ghosts to come out and face her, getting impatient and shaking the doll… just in time for Kang Woo to see as he drops by with coffee. Was she just talking to the doll?

He encourages her to confide in him, having seen her talking to inanimate objects before. He knew a guy who used to do the same thing, talking to his pencils and such, and asks her to guess where he is now. “The psych ward?” she guesses. “NASA,” he replies. He supposes she has an active imagination and she goes with the assumption, talking to her coffee to solidify the point.

She chats with her unni during a break, where Gossipy Guard sneaks up on Gong-shil with a “Boo!” and gets shoved aside as she freaks out and dashes away. Unni chides him for scaring her on purpose, and hurriedly wipes away his bloody nose before he can see it, worried that Little Sis might get called in to the police for yet another complaint.

Gong-shil races up to the president’s office, calming her racing heart. Joong-won sees, but declares that he isn’t going to go to her to calm her down, nope. Instead he heads back in to work, where Secretary Kim fights a mounting cold. It gets bad enough that Secretary Kim asks for just one day, since there’s somebody who can fill in for him…

Enter Gong-shil, who reads the news aloud to Joong-won. The news makes its way to Uncle VP’s ears, who predicts that Gong-shil will be Joong-won’s Achilles heel. His secretary wonders if this will get Joong-won’s father to oppose the match, and Uncle VP says that Daddy Joo is the person Joong-won most hates in the world—there were even rumors that he blames Dad for Hee-joo’s death.

Auntie Joo takes tea with Yi-ryung and relates the same gossip about how Hee-joo died when Daddy Joo wouldn’t cough up enough ransom. Aunt thinks her brother may have begun his European travels after the incident to find the missing jewels and set that misunderstanding straight.

Then we cut to Daddy Joo entertaining one of his trophy girlfriends, who asks why he keeps such a close eye on Joong-won. Dad answers that Joong-won must have seen his captor, but insists he didn’t.

Gong-shil accompanies Joong-won around all day as he goes about his business and conducts meetings. She notes how he squints at the screen during a presentation… and then recoils to see a ghost sitting at the table. And this time, it’s Joong-won who notices her flinching away. Aw, I love this reciprocal concern.

Joong-won gets up mid-presentation and caaaaasually makes his way over to Gong-shil to pat her shoulder. The ghost poofs, he tells the presenter to continue, and Uncle VP looks mighty happy to see the exchange.

She thanks him for his help afterward and sneaks a look at his telescope, wondering what he’s always looking at. He gets behind her to direct the scope, showing her his rival’s building, the cars entering Kingdom, and getting way closer than is expressly necessary. Not that we’re complaining.

At some point she realizes how close they are and pulls away, though she makes up the excuse that she just got scared thinking of the ghost. Joong-won informs her that she is oblivious to a few things, like his importance as a president (which she admits not having realized till now, seeing him in action)—and also the fact that her emergency shelter is a man. Omo. Did you just say that? They don’t really linger on the point, but allow me to linger on it for my own gratification. Mmm. Okay, lingering done.

Joong-won figures that she probably thinks of him as concrete, since she wouldn’t be able to feel him up so freely if she thought of him as a man (OR WOULD SHE). Then she mutters to herself, “Think of him as concrete, think of him as concrete…”

She does offer up her apologies for the concrete thing, and offers up that he’s actually top-of-the-line marble. He SLAMS his hand against the marble wall and leans in clooooose to say that his marble is way out of her league, but he’s letting her close because of her special radar. Exactly one forearm’s length of closeness. Oh, metaphors. I love you, especially when you’re all about skinship.

She mutters to herself that he keeps emphasizing that whole forearm limitation thing. I hear ya, sister.

Kang Woo observes Gong-shil accompanying Joong-won around the mall, which is where Yi-ryung finds him. I love how frank he is with her, clarifying that he is currently mid-jealousy to see the woman he’s interested in with another man. He wonders why she’s always buzzing around, and she snipes that it’s not like she’s interested in him or anything, since she’s a top star. He returns, “If you’re a top star, shouldn’t it be hard to see you around?” Touché.

He leans in to tell her she looks prettier on TV than up close, so she ought to stay away. Ha.

Joong-won beams as he observes a bevy of activity in a children’s event. Gong-shil asks if he likes kids, and he clarifies that he likes how many people are involved in buying stuff where kids are concerned, like parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles. She says that there are two children in her building who only have one mother, and when he tells her to buy something for them, she replies, “No, I’ll buy it elsewhere.” Joong-won: “Did she just insult me?”

Time to return to the creepy doll, whose eyes flare, ready for action. In the mall, a little boy tells his mother he lost his bag. She sternly orders him to find it, so he starts wandering the building looking for it… and finds a ghost boy motioning him closer.

The boy ghost leads him up to Gong-shil’s office where the doll invites him to be its friend: “Take us along. You’re just like us.” Gaaaack.

Gong-shil spies the boy walking out with the doll and chases after him. She loses the tail, though, and has to settle for getting the mother’s information from security. She calls the mother asking about the doll, but only gets a snappish reply and a lie about not finding any doll.

At their home, Scary Mom picks up an umbrella to give her boy the punishment she thinks he deserves for losing a bag. The boy cowers and cries as she beats him, and the doll watches.

Gong-shil worries about the boy and the doll, and is thus relieved when Kang Woo finds the lost schoolbag, which gives her an excuse to drop by. She flips through a sketchbook inside, and the contents make her furrow her brow worriedly.

Auntie Joo proposes buying up some artwork by a recently honored artist, and that makes Joong-won think of a comment Gong-shil said in passing, about an artist whom the world believes to be talented but is really a thief (told to her by the ghost of the one he stole from). He muses that if he hadn’t known the truth he’d have jumped on the chance to invest, but now… he needs time to think.

He tells himself he’ll still buy even if this artist is the one Gong-shil meant, that he just wants to know the truth, and barges into her office. It’s empty, though, and all he finds is the boy’s bag and the sketchbook inside. It contains drawings of a crying boy being hit with an umbrella, all darkness and fear.

Gong-shil is already at the boy’s house, waiting until the mother steps outside to sneak inside. She finds the doll and orders the ghosts to come out, and this time they materialize to point at the closet door that has been roped shut.

She rouses the boy to usher him to the hospital, only to be stopped by the indignant mother who says she was just punishing him for his wrongdoings. Gong-shil gets knocked into a wall hanging and hits her forehead, but manages to shove the mother aside long enough to grab the boy and leave.

Joong-won charges up just as she’s leaving, silently takes the boy from her, and takes over carrying him to the hospital. There they see the extent of the damage, with his back riddled with old scars and fresh wounds.

Afterward, Gong-shil tells Joong-won about the children before they were ghosts, and how the doll was with him at the last. Nobody helped them as they died—one boy shivered to death in the snow, a girl lay beaten as her father gambled online, and the last boy starved in an empty apartment. So the doll gathered similarly sad children to become friends.

Now the children appear before her, looking whole and healthy as she apologizes for nobody holding them in their time of need, and they smile at her. They wave smilingly before disappearing upward into the sky.

At the mall, Kang Woo picks out a pink Dooly doll, and is startled to hear that it’s Dooly’s girlfriend Gong-shil. He buys the pair and drops off the pink Gong-shil in her desk, intending to keep Dooly with him in his office. Cuuute.

Gong-shil and Joong-won return to the hospital (having burned the doll, thank god), where they’re confronted by a policeman—they’ve been reported for trespassing and child kidnapping. Oh, that mother would.

Thus they end up in side-by-side jail cells, where she worries and he fumes. She tells him not to worry, since she’s been in jail before and it’s not so bad and the food’s pretty good.

Secretary Kim is recovered from his cold and heads to the hospital to confront the angry mother, informing her that she has been reported by Kingdom’s child psychologist for abuse. He flashes a psychologist’s badge—it’s his. Furthermore, the Kingdom lawyer has determined that the physical contact arising from saving a child from abuse does not constitute intentional assault, and flashes a lawyer’s badge—it’s his too. HA, he is a man of many talents.

Abusive Mom barks that her child is hers to discipline as she sees fit, and Secretary Kim just thwacks her on the forehead. “A mosquito,” he says. Hahaha.

Secretary Kim wraps up business at the police station, springing Joong-won from the joint and overseeing the boy’s medical bills and tests. Gong-shil protests at being left behind, pleading with Joong-won to help because there’s a scary ajumma in her cell. He’s peeved with her but not immune to her plight, so he offers her his forearm for a few seconds, then stiffly yanks it away.

Gong-shil gets released as well, and apologizes to Joong-won. But he tells her, “You should be sorry for nothing. You did a good job, Tae Gong-shil.” Aw. And now he sees the scrape on her face and gets incensed on her behalf. He instructs her to go to the hospital, and they head out just as Kang Woo arrives. He’d been tipped off by Yi-ryung to Joong-won’s stint in jail, and his jaw clenches as he realizes the reason for the unexpected arrest.

He heads back to the office and grabs the Gong-shil doll… and this time he pulls out the envelope in that desk drawer to find the photo of that diamond necklace and Hee-joo. Whom he recognizes on first glance.

Leaving the hospital, Joong-won complains about the heat so Gong-shil offers up the free fans they received. He complains, of course, but takes it all the same. They walk for a moment before she clutches her head in pain, and he immediately grabs her hand. Aw, you big softy. She points out that it’s not part of the designated Gong-shil Zone, and adds that there are no ghosts involved—it’s just her head bump so she doesn’t need the hand-holding.

Joong-won tells her that seeing ghosts with an achy head will just make it hurt more, so she can use it as a preventative measure. It’s her gift for doing a good job today, and makes her flustered and pleased.

He tells her that when at first the “crazy sun” appeared in his world, he was determined to chase it away. He found himself being dragged into her world and tried to stop that, but it was today in his cell that he realized: “I was already as far gone as I was gonna get. You said you wanted to be next me. Congratulations, you’ve succeeded.”

I suppose he means this in a general way, not specifically a romantic one—he’s admitting to believing her and being on her team, so to speak. But it’s Gong-shil who stops him to admit that her radar keeps fixating on something strange. He offers his hand, but she reaches up to touch his face instead. “For you, me touching you like this does nothing, right?” she asks.

“Do you really think I’m an emergency shelter made of marble?” he replies, dropping his fan to reach up to take her hand from his face… and place it on his heart. “There’s no way that could be.”

 
COMMENTS

Once again the ghost story is merely incidental to the central story arc, but this episode was one of the better examples of making use of the case-of-the-week format, allowing it to be more than just a filler plotline to act as vehicle for romance. I suspect that you’re never going to get much pushback in depicting a child abuse storyline as an evil that our heroes must right, so in one sense it’s rather an easy trajectory: good guys step in and save the day.

The plotline stepped it up in two main ways, though, which is why I actually cared in the end (which wasn’t the case for, say, High Heeled Wife or Dog Loving Soldier). First of all, the doll-ghost plot really works for me—and I hope the show continues to do this with its future stories—in its subversion of our expectations. Hitherto the ghosts have mostly been straightforward in their wishes, and once Gong-shil figures out their plight, she just has to find a way to set things right. The kids, on the other hand, seemed demonic and evil-bearing right until the last, purposely seeking out neglected and abused children, making us think they wanted to suck the children into death to be with them. Granted that sort of IS what they’re doing (since they made the human children ill), but their motivation came from a good place, of wanting to console people bearing pain they understood. And in the end, they pointed the way for Gong-shil to find the boy, acting as inadvertent beacons.

The other way the plot worked for me was in providing an opportunity for Joong-won to finally jump fully aboard Gong-shil’s plight, and as I said up in the recap I didn’t interpret his ending comments as romantic. (It just has the added benefit of being able to be read that way.) There are some moments in life that transcend your personal desires—like his insistence on staying firmly out of anything not immediately relevant to his life—and are made better for your interference, which has always been both strength and weakness for Gong-shil. It’s why she’s able to resolve the ghost’s wishes, but also why she’s dogged by them constantly. Yet even when given the chance to ignore, at the end of the day she chooses not to, and now he finally gets that.

It’s a wonderful moment for him as a person, and also for them as a couple. Or perhaps you could say that it’s one reason they can progress as a romantic couple, in a way that Kang Woo can’t. First off, Gong-shil can’t be honest with Kang Woo, and secondly he’s just always one step too late. Sometimes I’m actually relieved with Perfect Dreamy Second Lead is always one step behind, because I can’t hurt too badly for him if he’s always so damn late. Not when Grumpypants Hero is always at her side, however complainingly, ready to offer up emotional support and some skinship to boot.

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I love Secretary(/Lawyer/Psychologist) Kim! He's like secret matchmaker (unlike Teacher Kim ><)!

When I saw the pair of fans I was wondering if this is the start of the trademark Hong Sisters relationship metaphors/symbolism.

My favorite line of the episode has to be, "I thought you were idle because you always look through the telescope in your office." I love how my expectations for drama cliches are always being subverted (wait, is this considered meta?)

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Usually the main actors do nothing all day but chase each other--I think that line is a reference to the fact that he does do work. Which is a subversion of sorts...

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Yeah, I took it as sorta of wink-wink-nudge-nudge type thing but I wasn't sure if that's exactly in the same vein of her saying that she would be his Candy previously.

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I like they changed the Candy character to KW, though. Another nice subversion. Especially since that Candy has a rotten center festering under the surface???

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YES. Omg, why didn't I make that connection. KW is just so outwardly sweet that I want to like him so much but getting too close will probably do more harm than good with his secret calls and spying stuff. Like a cavity.

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That was my favorite line too! Most chaebol heroes in rom-coms don't seem to do much in their jobs: it's 80% interacting with the heroine, 10% actual work (but mostly just walking around and bossing people), and another 10% just hanging out with their rich family members.

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Oh my favourite line was ' my contact lenses are floating from using my brain too much'. I know, i like stupid :)

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That made me laugh out loud too. Although I also really like 'SLAP'...'The mosquito is sucking your blood!'

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LOL! me too!

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lol I love that too. Is that a real problem that contact lens-wearers have, though? haha wouldn't know if it is or not?! =P

Tae Yi-ryeong has been growing on me since the commercial shoot scene.

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Actually, contact lenses are not that easy to "float". However, any stress that causes the eyeball to change shape does cause the lenses to shift.

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I've also love Secretary/FatherFigure Kim throughout, but my love for him took a quantum leap in this episode.

The moment he heard that Joong-Won confessed his reading issues to Gong-Sil the child psychologist in him came to the forefront.

I could see his brainwheels turning as he began planning ways of opening Joong-Won's world by supporting the only new personal relationship Joong-Won has made since the kidnapping.

Loved the laying >coughcoughcoughcough< it to blossom fully the next day. This way when he suggested that Gong-Sil fill in for him, Joong-Won was too concerned about Secretary /FatherFigure Kim to have any suspicion that he was being manipulated, and positioned closer to Gong-Sil.

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Weird: I think the system edited me.

Loved his planting (cough) the seed early (cough) that same evening, so that it could (cough) blosson fully the next day.This way when he suggested that Gong-Sil fill in for him, Joong-Won was too concerned about Secretary /FatherFigure Kim to have any suspicion that he was being manipulated, and positioned closer to Gong-Sil.

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I have a feeling secretary Kim was Jonng-wons psych and he still stays with him on the position of a secretary but he is actually still observing his progress until he is fully well.
could it be?
anyway I agree, he is like an Alfred.

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YES!!!
Alfred was the first thought in my head when I began watching this awesome show and the interactions between secretary Kim & Joong-won~<3

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ALFRED! I've missed him so these last few episodes! He should get his own love-line ;)

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Love him too!!! The multi-talented, multi-tasking fairy godfather of the series egging the OTP on. I've only started watching this last week, read the recaps then watched ep 5 and 6 and today ep 7. Now I have to back-track when I have the time.

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Plot twist:

Secretary Kim was the one plotting the kidnapping. >D

P.S: I love him too. xD

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Andwae~~~~ I like him too much. Sec. Kim stays good.

I say the kidnapping leader is a female. Such a small body frame under the oversized jacket.

I forgot, where was JW's mom during his kidnapping? Deceased? Maybe his aunt, JW's mother's sister, who wanted the diamond necklace?

First, I thought probably JW's dad masterminded this to claim insurance in order to keep his company afloat during hard times. I may be wrong but this is the only choice to keep all those side characters likable.

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Thank for the recap

Eeeeeeeeekk.

Oh my goodness, this episode is so so so good. I watched the raw, then watched the sub twice in a row without pause. In my estimation it is the best episode so far. I hope they keep rising to this level. I’m trying to tamp down my excitement for tomorrow’s episode. I thought last Wednesday’s episode was paced more to my taste than last Thursday’s. I was surprised when I got to DB and everyone was loving Thursday’s over Wednesday.

I’ve been refreshing my browser like mad. I’m curious to learn the community’s take on this episode.

I am so enjoying Gong Sil and JoongWon’s interaction. There has been so many complaints about SJS’s work, [too much like Best Love, not fully realized, etc.] I’d be curious to know if people are still finding his work lacking. Back to the drama, I love the fact that despite all the limits Joong Won puts on his interaction with Gong Sil, he is always to first one to call, and despite his better judgment, he always goes to her rescue the moment he thinks she will need him.

I think that his anger at might not be mainly about her perceived betrayal. I think that is his justification. I think his anger with her is that he now think he misjudged her and allowed himself to love someone he should have known not to AND he blames himself for nor saving her.

Gong-Sil and Joong-Won were so enthralling that the Kang-Woo’s scene were getting in the way of my pleasure. Even though I must admit his conversations with Yi-Ryeong are such fun. I can sense the writer’s pleasure when I read the subtitles.

I love Psychologist/ Lawyer/ Secretary Kim. His credential as a psychologist offers insight into his relationship with Joong-Won and why Joong-Won trust and depends on him. He’s Joong-Won’s father. I hope P/L/S Kim stay faithful for the duration. P/L/S Kim’s to kill the mosquito on the Mother’s forehead is one of the of the most satisfying I’ve ever seen on a k-drama.

This ghost story broke my heart. If I were ranking the ghost stories as of now it would be
1. Children of the doll—tears will flow
2. Grandson and the milkboy—adds a sweet dimension to Goong-Won and Gong-Sil’s working together.
3. There’ll be no wedding today [story not interesting in itself but justifies the renewed conflict between Big and Little Sun]
4. Grandma’s inheritance wasted on gambler son [not that great, but a nice one to introduce us to the work of the series

I love the twist on the ‘evil’ doll. Wonder who that mirrors.

The VPUncle has absolutely nothing of consequence to do in the drama so far. But I must say, not sure why, but he looks lovely when he smiles. If he is scheming, he looks so sweet when he does.

In general I don’t find it interesting to discuss the relationship between the actors. I think doing so undermines the idea of the actors’ professionalism. But there are times when I can see Gong HyoJin’s joy and sense of fun in her work.

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@Yumi, I felt the same in regards to KW's scenes today. Although I like him when one of his scenes came up on the screen I just thought: no...go back to our OTP. I neeeeddd more scenes with them.
Even though I think he is a good guy even though he is not being completely honest with GS, I ship GS and JW all the way. Even with JW's complaining about helping GS he is always there for her when she needs him. Although he acts tough he is sensitive to her needs and when he knows she needs him he is there for her. They are also able to be open and honest with each other and the fact that they spend so much time together does not hurt either.

I have not seen Best Love so I can't really give any thoughts how SJW's work is similar. As someone who is coming in without any expectations (I have not seen any of his other works, in my defense I still consider my self a newbie to the K-drama world ;) ) I think he is doing a great job.

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Viewers are greedy that way. Don't give them much of the OTP, they complain, quite legitimately. Give them a lot of the OTP, they want even more. Name of the game.

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This is my first work with SJS and I haven't had any issues with his acting. I understand where the comparisons to GL are coming from but I think he's doing a great job.

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I don't think it is So Ji Sub's fault that his character feels like the main character in the Greatest Love...because the hong sisters wrote both Master's Sun and Greatest Love - and that's how they wrote the dialogue...

It doesn't make sense to deliver the lines any different from the way he's been doing...and it's totally fine with me because he is HOT HOT HOT and i've seen him act in I'm Sorry, I Miss You/Cain and Abel/Ghost or Phantom...and he was a different character in each...He is a GREAT actor...

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sorry typo...I'm Sorry, I Love You

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TW character / delivery is very similar to "Best Love" Dokko Jin. I can't get enough of this type of character. Yes, he's an ass....but a loveable ass.

I'm currently re-watching "Something Happened in Bali." for Jo In Sung. I didn't even remember that So Ji Sub was in it!! So Ji Sub is just so MANLY. RAWR

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Yes, thanks for the recaps JB.

And I do love this episode too very very much. Although I like The Master's Sun enough to follow it every it, strangely I'm still not falling in love with it yet.

As a matter of fact I lost all the interest to continue watching last week. But this episode or should I say this couple drag me back with their scenes.

And Taeyang is sooooo adorable! I love how she snuggles to the frowning SJS like a cat begging to be petted. Gah!

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I just watched Greatest Love a couple weeks ago, and when I watched an ep of Master's Sun afterward (I think we were at episode 3) I was bored to tears by JW because he was so much like, yet inferior to, Dokko (from GL) . Each episode, though, I find his character steadily distancing himself from Dokko. JW has a different sort of apparent calmness and maturity (I say the word lightly since emotionally he's not mature at all), and even his mannerisms are beginning to be more idiosyncratic. I noticed a much bigger difference by episode 5, and at this point his and Dokko's characters have gone on different trajectories. Maybe they resembled each other at the very beginning, but now JSJ has made this character his own. That may change when he admits his feelings for and even starts pursuing GS, because that was when we started seeing an opening up of Dokko's character in GL. But for now I'm really liking JSJ.

I still enjoy Candy Kang's scenes...he's still a mystery to me. I like the actor, too. And during his date w GS tonight my little shipper's heart still beat for them, though I am firmly in the camp of our OTP.

This was my favorite episode so far! Love the dialogue, chemistry of the OTP, fun side characters, the ghost of the week. Loving it all.

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Ditto what you said... I agree that the JG character and SJS's portrayal has come to it's own. Frankly, I found Dokkdo's mannerism a little too fake and forced. Also, I love GHJ so much more here than GL.

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what abt the doggy episode. i thought that was good too!

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re: SJS, I've seen him in MiSa, and also saw Best Love, which I really liked.

And although I got the Dokko Jin comparisons for the first couple of eps, I feel like SJS really hit his stride with the character last week - by the end of episode 5, I felt like he'd succeeded in making the character his own and not a shadow of Dokko Jin. As things stand, the two characters may have a slightly similar style of speech but DJ's whole delivery was about extroversion/confidence, while Joong-won is the opposite - closed-off and highly insecure behind the facade.

Obviously the Hong sisters knew what they were doing, but SJS still deserves major props for what he's done these last few eps, and for rocking the comedy, which is quite the departure from his usual fare.

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Another long summary... sorry. ^^;;

From this episode I got an overarching feel of gentleness to it which just made me feel warm and fuzzy all over. I didn't expect that in the least. From one end I kinda of feel cheated they didn't go tonally darker overall, but considering the subject matter of this episode, maybe the chickening out was for the best.

From the viewing side the writer and the consumer in me fought all the way through this episode.

Blow by blow play:
- I loved the little subversion tat the beginning, where he touches her, tries to read it, per her suggestion, thinks about kissing her, then back up and seemingly checks his breath before slapping her hand.

- The TGS Zone. (or should we call it the limited TLC zone?) I loved from a writer's perspective, but hated it from a watcher's perspective. From the writer's side, I like that the TGS zone represents him trying to get closer to her, but still being cautious. He's struggling to wall off his heart and is pretending he doesn't feel sympathy for her. (The TGS zone is typical Hong Sisters, for those tracking it) Watcher's POV wants it to drop *now*.

- I like the mini misunderstanding created before he gets in the car which wasn't dragged out. They only threw a few lines here and there, but the majority was on the directing and the acting. You could immediately get that the misunderstanding was a result of him trying desperately keep his distance. And her thinking he hates her freaky abilities like everyone else. But there wasn't many lines thrown that way.

- I laughed at the "I thought you weren't going to acknowledge my existence line." from GS about our Little sun. Another subversion line. OMG that was awesome. She tried to undercut GS and it just went over GS's head.

- I liked the concern JW was barely hiding by saying GS will run out of the musical. It sounded like veiled concern. Plus that he understands her more than he lets on. And the subsequent smug smile during the phone call as she unloads her anxieties on him. Now he can sleep. She's better anxiety medicine than the pills he took.

- I LOVE the nightgown. "Jesus Save Me" OMG that was awesomeness. A visual joke if I ever saw one. I was cracking up, even though it was supposed to be a serious scene, tonally. (Classic Hong Sisters) The message was undercut even more when she rescued herself.

- I also love that she's developed a backbone and rescued herself and solved the problem mostly herself this episode. She's back to being knight of the castle (Kingdom) of our fair princess JW. But this is a problem that was created in her own camp. While she asked JW to help, they subverted it by letting her solve the problem pretty much on her own. He only came after she'd solved it, subverting the rescuing knight again. True the lawyer bit came in later on... and the character was male, but we kinda expected that from the pictures.

- I liked JW being smug about the Kang Candy's being afraid of ghosts.

- He also confessed twice during this episode. Right after the telescope bit, he pretty much said, "I like you" and took it back.

- Who caught Pororo??? Anyone remember Greatest Love? Is that our cameo?

- As for the for-episode plot. It was a lot darker than I thought that the Hong Sisters would ever go. It was a reversal on the usual. However, it was kinda usual that they went with a mother figure over a father figure. (I'm not in love with the acting on the mother though. I think she pulled back a bit as did the writing. But I'm not sure the viewers could handle darker than that.)

- I also like the continuing of the evil, yet mysterious male lead. And the clueless female lead. The "My contacts float around when I use my brain." and delivered with such seriousness!

- I also liked she got permission to touch him outside of the TGS zone and then was the one that took the step forward to touch his face. The ending dialogue was nicely layered.

Color tracking and symbolisms:
The blue and the green I covered before.

The green also you could spot on his secretary, (Kim) which shows it was intentional to dress him in green (the tie and the handkerchief), rather than incidental.

Again, these color themes continued when the red on the white nightgown--when she dealt with the children ghosts, she was a sun in the darkness. And again with the white. She deals with the for-episode ghosts a lot dressed in white...

Then JW came out wearing red jacket and blue pants--which reflects the fans, and also coincides when he made that confession near the telescope. The sun is rising in his heart.

This switched out for even brighter colors on Tae Yang, where she wore a peach colored shirt and the fans were red and blue. The fan she gave him at the end was blue. She took the red fan. Red is the color of the sun, blue is the color of the sky. So when he accepted the blue fan, he because the sky for her sun to rise in <3 and resigned to it.

This episode, while it didn't have as many dark casts, had some visually gorgeous shots (particularly the angles on the children who had been abused) and was mostly shot at night... which I guess fits the for-episode theme, but not the overall feel of the episode for me.

BTW, Baek==white Hwang==yellow (artist's name)

Again, too, the theme seemed to be that humans are far scarier than ghosts. And there are worse things than death. Also the theme of touch was continued--healing versus destructive touch and lack of touch.

I also found the Yoon Mi Rae song, "Touch Love"
You can DL here: rockdizfile [dot] com/g1olavbiswnx
And find the lyrics here: kromanized [dot] com/2013/08/28/t-yoon-mirae-touch-love-masters-sun-ost/

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BTW, on a second watching, I don't think the children were making the children they were possessing sick, per se, but attracted to them because they were sick and neglected in the first place. I don't think the doll *made* them die, but just the more the children were neglected, the stronger the ghosts/doll got.

The second child went to the hospital because of his mom beating him, not the doll making him sick. It was Gong Sil that misunderstood the children.

As for parallels... this time the for-episode story seemed to be used to highlight smaller bits of the overarching plotline, but not be used as character illumination on a one-for-one basis. Rather it highlighted other parts of the characters in smaller ways.

The parallels between the abuse and JW's father/Aunt. And then the smaller parallels between the children and their mother not being home. And then it showed that they had a mother all this time. There were bits to show a bit more of JW's background. And GS moved forward a lot by solving her own issues. (Including getting out of jail, which was a nice subversion as well)

This round went far more subtle and tried harder to make the plot points even more gently laid in than the previous. (They are really stretching themselves this time). Little things connected throughout the episode.

I'm really split on this episode. The viewer side is really happy, emotionally, with the episode, but my writer side sees a few things they could have laid in a bit better with a bit of nudging, but I do realize time constraints, etc. The Activist in me, is pretty happy overall with the character development... more feminism laid in.

What I realized in this one, is the GS is less the reformer character that previous Hong Sister Heroines were. JW is changing, maybe because GS is around, but not because she's making an active effort of changing him. Rather her presence makes him change. (Not sure if that makes sense). It's the difference between the lack of feminism in Cyrano and this show. In Cyrano (the drama), she was actively trying to make him change by berating him, etc (codependent)... but in this, she isn't even trying. He's doing it on his own and she's merely one of the influences moving him in that direction.

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I super love the subversion at the center of this episode.

We left last week feeling that we would be encountering the spirit of Chuckie or some other vengeful manipulative doll. We've been primed for that.

But what we have is a Rescue Bear disguised as a deamonic doll.

The doll wasn't making the children sick. It was identifying emotionally abandoned and physically abused children and giving them comfort. Two kids playing outside, alone late at night, fit the profile of abused/neglected children so it went into rescue comfort mode. The moment the ghost-children saw that the child had a caring parent they backed off. Think of the Chuckie-Sweet as the Pied Piper of Abused and Neglected children.

The doll made a mistake in identifying the child's circumstances, and Gong-Sil made a mistake in understanding Chuckie-Sweet and the ghost-children's intent.

The other, and perhaps most consequential error in understanding intent is Kang-Woo's. Until this episode he believed in Gong-Sil's innocence. But his jealousy and the circumstantial evidence seem to have shifted his opinion. That mistake wasn't resolved in this episode and will probably play through much of the rest of the series.

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Exactly. I saw it that way. So much stuff to track though, it took me a second time to really get it.

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What I liked was that the rich (seemingly wealthy) mom was the abuser but the working clas mom raced from her low-paying job to take care of her sick child. How is that for wonderful subversion? At least in the US, it's subversion. We often think of poor folk as the ones who abuse. In Korean dramas, the rich abuse their kids more subtly...and not so physically.

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That didn't occur to me since, honestly, the majority of the prissy mothers that are pretty much up there with being abusive in the Hong Sisters' dramas are rich. (TK's mother--granted mine was worse... but... still one of the worst of all time.) And also my own mother...

But you are right that it's a sort of subversion. But kinda looks like the norm for the Hong Sisters, in general.

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I think one of the modern tropes romantic confession is the:"You make me want to be a better person."

In several ways Gong-Sil is making Joong-Won a more connected, caring person by her presence and example. To help her, he has to help others, because she will run to the rescue with or without his help.

However there isn't a sense that she isn't making him different than his natural instincts. Instead there is a sense that she giving him to courage to be who he was always meant to be, but stopped being after the kidnapping.

An example of that was without any direction from Gong-Sil, Joong-Won offered the dog soldier a job once his enlistment was over. This was his instinct.

Also after seeing the child's drawing, and understanding what they meant, Joong-Won went out not to rescue Gong-Sil, but to save the child.

So Gong-Sil presence gives him the opportunity to be better than he had been, to be the good person he was meant to be.

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I hadn't noticed this before, but you and KimYoonmi are so right. He's at once following her lead and example, and she's bringing out the best in him. I love this! I love that other than him being her shelter, she's kind of too caught up in her own world of ghosts to much notice him as a person or be concerned about lecturing him, but just being around her is forcing him to make choices, and his choices reveal the good heart underneath all that expensive marble. Gah, thanks for pointing this out guys.

It makes me curious about how Candy Kang would have handled all this if he had been the one she confided in. He seemed willing, but I wonder when push came to shove if he would have been as supportive as JW. I guess it's like Javabeans said, maybe he would have but he's always a beat too late.

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”You make me want to be a better person.”

Yeah, I am a sucker for that, and too few shows use it - not least because it needs to work on the principle of 'show, not tell' to really be effective.

Arang and the Magistrate did a great job with it last year, and I like that this year has another ghost-seer/cutoff-from-the-world dude romance to work that trope (only, in TMS the ghostseer and the cold dude are not the same person lol)

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"You make me want to be a better person."

in real life gets me a no vote. Blech. I don't like angel saviors and their demon partners.

"I would like to grow old with you."

gets me an up vote.

In this case, I kinda see it as he's reflecting she's changing him, rather than asking him to change him. I see the confession more as a
"Let's see where this crazy journey is taking us."

Though my favorite line from men would be, "I won't be your knight. I won't be your Prince. I wish to be your equal partner, and learn what that is as we listen to learn what give and receive is to us, together."

But the last is rare in romance.

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My favorite line would be, "even when you are being bitchy, I'll try to hear what you are saying because I know you have a point, underneath your (temporary) poor attitude."

Hahahahahah.

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@KimYoonMi - I meant it as a trope - not necessarily verbalised, hence the show, not tell reference - for use in dramas, definitely NOT as a confession in real life! (because, ugh, corny).

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Gosh!!! I love reading your analysis! Soooooooo good. Thanks so much.

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Gah, I keep missing out on so much :(. The long posts are very much appreciated, KimYoonmi and everyone else.

I think alot of things go over GS's head lol. I think that's how she's managed to keep a brighter (haha) attitude about things. I also see a similar subversion thing happening when she expects Kang Woo to judge her for weird actions but then he ends up saying something to heighten her spirits (like talking to objects is a sign of having a big imagination).

I was kinda hoping it would go a little darker but I didn't mind that it stepped back a bit. I think there's room for some darker stuff when the possession aspect of her abilities is explored. Also, GS's parents haven't been mentioned yet, have they? And JW is said to have a bad relationship with his father but no mention of his mother. There seems to be alot of issues with broken families and I wonder if there's more to it than just broken families = injured people.

Yi Ryung continues to not be a threat in my book for delivering such a line with complete seriousness. She feels more like harmless comic fodder than bitchy second lead at the moment and I just love when her ego gets cut down by Kang Woo. I'm happy that she's the one developing feelings first.

Would you mind explaining the artist color connection a bit more?

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Of the names they chose, they chose ones with colors in it. I was merely pointing that out. I couldn't figure out which Su they were referring to though...

I'm wondering if they are setting up to subvert on some of the family stuff yet... They did that this episode... so we'll see.

I'm really happy with YR--kudos to the actress. Acting that air-headed is *difficult*. The thing about acting air-headed is that you need to be smart enough to get the jokes, but you have to act empty-headed enough for people to believe you.

And I did love the whole thing with the NASA. =D

I do wonder why they brought up the Alien thing again this episode though. It did highlight that GS has gotten into trouble multiple times with ghosts and shows a bit of the reason she hates seeing one and why she hasn't been desensitized completely yet.

She's been to jail and hospitals... that's a pretty good reason.

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KimYoonmi your observations are as always so in depth! Please keep writing for every episode! :D

I thought I'd mention how much I liked the whole theme of perception in today's episode, if I caught it correctly. JW mentions how GS was finally able to see his world (as a CEO) instead of always describing her visions/world (of wonderful ghosts yo). And then to drive that point home, we have that awesome telescope skinship scene when they're 1)looking in the same direction and 2)at what JW sees daily in his kingdom. Finally we have that end scene where JW mentions how he was really entering her world, not the other way around.

Oh, how I love this episode to pieces. ^_^

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Yes, I thought the telescope scene and the ending scene were my favorites story-wise. And the word play with the concrete/marble, the fans, etc.

It was a nice split between the leads... GS got to rescue herself and subvert the princess in the tower trope yet again and it was centric enough on JW that we got to see his world and perhaps that his father is self-centered?? (It's murky, but in a good way).

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I love your analyses of the costumes/colour symbolism in the drama, and of their skinship.

Despite the darkness of the child abuse storyline this episode is my favourite so far - I did cackle when Gong-shil solved the runner ghost's quandary in about half a minute, it's nice to have a throwaway solve now and then - and not all because of the skinship.

But it was fantastic skinship - we can chalk another one up for feminism that despite Joong-won getting all telescopey on her, Gong-shil is the one to purposely initiate contact of the more-than-bomb-shelter kind by touching his face. She's been pretty up front about feeling attraction of the romantic kind so far, and I love that she stays on that track with JW instead of suddenly turning into a shrinking violet around him (the only reason she even tries to hold back from going to him when she wants is because she's been given the impression HE doesn't want her to).

And I adored the telephone call. So teenage, in a way - v. appropriate, for Joong-won who probably hasn't had a girl call him since he was a teenager himself! But it's sweet to see that, even without his physical presence - which she depended on before - he's still able to make her feel better.

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This ghost story caught me off guard, and in a good way, and I loved the reveal that the creepy ghost children helped the abused little boy in the end. The banter between the two lead characters remains great fun, as does the banter between the two second leads. Thank you, javabeans, for a great recap!

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awwww yea....that was my reaction at the end of this episode...

The ghost story got me though....it didn't go as i expected and i am glad that they r showing that there r different varieties of ghosts.

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All i can say is gong hyo jin is one amazing actress! She is so effortless.

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She's never disappointed in a drama. And everything she's acted in has been memorable: Pasta, GL, this. So glad she's paired with So Ji Sub.

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Thank you for the recap. I have been refreshing like crazy. I loved this episode: sad, heartwarming, sweet, and funny. The story of the kids was just so sad and horrible. I like how child abuse was highlighted because we all need to be more aware of this issue. The OTP is just amazing. Love each everyone of there scenes together and I like how we are seeing how they help each other grow.
@KimYoonmi, do not apologize for your long post. I really enjoy reading your thoughts and insights. That goes for all my fellow Master's Sun fans. I'm generally a lurker but I enjoy reading the reactions, analysis and general thoughts everyone has. :)

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The child abuse part of the episode, while I like it for the twist, I thought had flaws to it....

It was too cut and dry in some places, whereas real child abuse is messy. It's messy on the emotions. It's messy on the cycle that's created. It's messy on the legal system, etc.

Children often will go back to abusive parents because of the abuse cycle that's created. There are the hits and then there is the high praises, saying they are sorry, etc, which creates the dependence of the child on the parent in a cycle. Then the quiet before the storm.

So if you were going to go messier and more realistic the kid with the lost back pack would be crying for his mom anyway as he's being taken away and asking to go back. It's definitely darker, but it's definitely more real too.

The problem with abuse in general is that outsiders think it's a 24-7 hit-fest. But then they forget the emotional neglect/abuse and the dependence that's created by the cycle.

And that's where the episode kinda fell short. The actress playing the mother didn't seem to quite connect that and played her as more self-involved, which is inaccurate if you're going for abuser. And the writing fell a little short on this too, by letting the kid not cry for his mother despite the circumstances.

Sure physical abuse looks like proof, but it's the emotional scars that take longer to heal.... which they did get into a bit, but I still felt like they pulled back from the complications a bit.

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I was thinking the same. A close friend of mine was involved in social services, and tells me that unfortunately, most of the time, they continue to place the abused children back in the care of abusive parents, who will then go through counselling. Personally I am skeptical about how successful such a method is, but it is very common and it is very unlikely that the child will be removed from the parent immediately.

I think going into the complications would likely be more of a drag and uninteresting to us as viewers, but definitely it's not immediately a happy ever after for the child.

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"Mother", J-drama was far more realistic in that department. Even after being thrown away as trash, (spoiler alert, though this drama is old), the young girl still cried when her mother came for her. The one that had been neglecting her.

Not an easy drama to watch, though.

And the child ended going back with her mother anyway.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

MOTHER

Can't rewatch. Can't knowingly make that emotional commitment again.

Ashida Mana was phenomenal. Her work in MOTHER ruptured my tear duct [hyperbole]

Everyone should watch that series at least once.

The ending was true to life and realistic, but I wish they had jettison their artistic integrity and given me an improbably ending.

Damned Artistic integrity.

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I was head over heels in love with this episode. I'm still on cloud nine.

That is all.

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Oh and I forgot to add about a really important line JW said when he was in prison with GS:

"I've thinking about how far I've come and how far I will go in the future following you."

Swoon. It may not be a romantic confession to some but it's a confession nonetheless, and the fact that he said it so casually... it really showed how far he's gone with and for her. The fact that he added "in the future" just tells me he's never going to let go.

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There's one more important line JW said that I love.

"From now on, forever, are you telling me to be shocked together with you?"

Seems like he's planning to be with her forever. :)

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Am I the only that read that 'shocked' shackled? I needed one second more to read it as shocked.

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Am I the only one that read that 'shocked' shackled? I needed one second more to read it as shocked.

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I KNOW! Why isn't anyone else stressing about that line? It was so sweet and he said it so naturally he's not even trying to hide his feelings anymore.

^Lina I agree too! He confessed so many times basically lol..

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Yeah.. I love the telescope scene!

"Your safety hideout is a man.."

Been replaying that scene and ending scene many times already!

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I LOVE our couple.....and the show is becoming more and more awesome.....can't wait to watch ep 7....

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Such a good episode!

I really like the actress who plays Yi-ryung. She's so funny!

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She's the saving grace for me.

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I've really warmed up to Kim Yuri, she was so meh in the early episodes when they were trying to sell her + Kang-woo (no romantic chemistry there) but it works so much better when they just let her be funny,

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Does anyone know the name of the stuffed kitty that is on Gong Shil's bed?

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I want to know too! I want one, it's so cute! :3

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Wow! Talk about the chemistry between the leads. It's so amazing. The end was just so so so..I don't even know how to describe it. I bet I'm not the only one who was feeling giddy and bubbly inside! Such a beautiful and intense ending.

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The ending, my heart was thumping like his....

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Giddy and bubbly = check :-)

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Wow, everyone has Prepared long comments for posting!

I hate Friday 13th and its doll Charlie/Chuck with a vengeance! So I wasn't looking fwd to an ep that features a possessed doll, and a JW who see-saws on how much of his arm he wants GS to touch.

Luckily, the ep turns out quite well, mostly bcos the OTP have a lot of screen time together, and he is obviously caring more and more about her, but also bcos the doll doesn't turn out to be menacing. As a matter of fact it turns out to be sympathetic to the boy who is physically abused by his mother.

It returns to being a breezy watch, like it was in the 1st couple eps. Goodie Oh Oh!

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I super duper loved this episode mostly because of the 2 leads. But the kids and the doll were great too. Got a little teary-eyed. I love that twist that they did on the haunted doll.

Also, I was waiting for the Hong Sisters stuffed toy but this time around, it came from the second lead. But I don't think Tae-yang will ever get it from the suspicious bodyguard.

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Ha! I forgot about the Joo-won stuffed toy on Tae-yang's bed. I like the Dooli/Gong-shil doll more. But that Joo-won substitute is so huggable!

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On Tae Yang's bed, she's been talking to it as if it were her.... not as if it were him... which is a reversal of the usual, it's the male lead in stuffed doll form.

The first time she talked to it she said that it shouldn't fall in love with JW because it would lose JW. Making it her.

Second time she also talked to it as if it were her. Scolding it for wanting more of him, etc.

Another subversion.

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I can't get enough of grumpypants hero,love him♥♥♥♥ ;)

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Thanks for the recap! I thought today's ghost story was a little rushed considering the build-up. But I'm glad they brought up the issue of child abuse and showing everyone that it is a good thing to step in when they see something like this and not turn a blind eye. Loved the development between the two leads. I was squealing by the end of the episode.

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This drama starts to rock my world!

The chemistry between the leads is just fantastic and I can't wait to see more romantic moments =)

I like Kang Woo and Yi Ryung somehow especially because he is just so damn frank with her.

Secretary Kim... Lol at the "Mosquito" line but it was so damn gratifying! I HATE abusive parents and this one was even worse than overambitious mom from Good Doctor...

As for this line: “Don’t worry, it’ll get bigger.” > My thoughts so went in the dirty direction xD

I really liked the ghost story this time and I am glad it wasn't that creepy as I expected (if there is something that can creep me out it's ghost children^^).

Can't wait for today's episode and I'm already looking forward to another awesome recap :)

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I love the whole set up as far as that line with GHS's hand making the "too small" gesture.

It makes me giggle knowing that will keep coming up.that'swhatshesaid.

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I quite like the last 2 mins. of this ep. It's not a cliffhanger, but his words may sound like a declaration of sorts. They've a hopeful feel about them, and it makes me eager to find out what he actually means by them. Even if he considers his current path a no-no, he can't ignore that he has feelings about her touching him. Hee.

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I'm really giddy with the ending scene. Love how bold GS was to touch his face, and how restrained but urgent JW was to let GS feel his heart. Such nice balance of boldness and restraint makes the confession sweeter than a kiss. And it really mimics love in real life. You gotta be brave to love but at times restrain yourself to put the other person's needs first.

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OMG best episode ever!!! it was perfect. loveeeeee JW and GS together, the romance, the chemistry, the skinship, i love how today's episode it's JW who can't get his hands off her (and i'm deaddddd)
the ghost story made me cry secretary kim made me laugh and JW+GS made me swoon like crazy
i'm so excited i must go to watch the episode again...
thank you so much for this delightful recap
and thanks Hong Sis for this awesome drama!!!

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Kyaaaaaa. I think I may have just died from all the sweetness. NOW, I REALLY feel like I'm watching a Hong Sisters' drama. Feels family. Now, excuse me, I still have some more spazzing and squeeing to do.

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I love Sec Kim. He seems to know instinctively how JW feels, and what he needs. He always says the right thing to JW and to GS.

I wouldn't put it pass him to fake his sickness so that GS gets a chance to fill in for him.

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Secretary/Lawyer/Psychologist Kim has probably been Joong-Won psychologist since the kidnapping, so I'd assume he knows him well.

The moment SLP Kim found out that Joong-Won told Gong-Sil about his difficulty reading he began to plot a way to have them spend more time together. *couch cough*

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I think he's faking it all right. I wouldn't be surprised if later on he'll flash his certified matchmaker badge or officiate the wedding himself...

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This was such a good episode.

The Gong Shil-Joong Won pair is quickly becoming one of my favorite couples of 2013. This is thanks to Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub's crackling chemistry plus how good is the writing of their characters.

That ending... Well, it made me swoon. I did read into it as inclining towards the romantic aspect of their relationship, not like "OMG I LUFF YOU" but more like "This could go somewhere, we could mean something". Specially since he's admiting that he cares and how much her presence in his life has changed him. It shows a lot of personal growth for someone who was honestly an indifferent douche at times.

Which brings me to the next point: I love how their relationship is progressing. They are there for each other, they care for the other's well being, they communicate, they understand each other... It's nice to watch their relationship unfold as they are on the same wavelenght, as a team. Thank goodness this is not an one-sided love and stuff like that. Maybe if one falls for the other first *cough Joong Won cough* that will throw a loop in their relationship... But as I see it, if their relationship keeps on going like this I expect them to fall for each other at the same time.

And yes, the Hong Sisters have completely redeemed in my eyes after last year's Drama That Shall Not Be Named. I'm loving Master's Sun and I just hope that it gets stronger and better in the next episodes.

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Well put. This is a rare relationship in KD OTPs. We get to watch their deepening understanding, concern and feelings for each other. It has none of the usual one-sided desperate love-at-1st-sight craziness. It is just satisfying to watch, and funny to boot!

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EXACTLY! My most favourite thing about this couple is the fact that they communicate. 9 times out of 10, both Gong Shil and Joo Won express their mind and feelings to each other. The relationship feels organic(?) and tugs at the heartstrings rather than being an intellectual choice on the viewers' part. Sometimes, in K-dramas and even non-Korean TV, viewers have to suspend reasonable belief and submit to the fact that two characters are "meant" to be together rather than being shown and convinced of the fact. Both characters are equally engaging and I am rooting for both their personal growth and journey as a couple. As Javabeans stated, it is not that surprising since it is the Hong Sisters' leads after all.

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To me the words he said were not romantic at all, and he chose words that were not romantic in nature. BUT, the overall notion and the way he said them was romantic, and he also meant for them to be interpreted that way. So like him, wanting her to know how he feels yet also unable to get those walls down. Keeping one foot on either side of the fence. So like him.

Ditto what you and other replyers said about the pairing. So refreshing in Dramaland.

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I want a Secretary Kim. LOL. I think he is my fave character in the whole show now.

This week's ghost story broke my heart & I am glad it did not turn out to be a Chucky Redux.

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squeel!!! This show is soo funny!
Thank you for the recap :D

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During the conference meeting scene I actually thought Gongshil was admiring how hot Joongwon looked while working. haha.

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LOL, me too!!!

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Another naiceee episode to start my day! Thanx javabeans for the recaps as always.. now I dont think I'm scared of the ghost (in this drama I mean) ^^
Actually I want to save my 3g mobile data so I keep force myself not to watch it online (wait till I've got home at my mom's and use wifi) but everytime I read a recaps here.. my heart just can't wait any longer so online it is! ^^
I think every episode even better than the last one.. bravo to the Hong sister!

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Thanks for the recap, still can't watch this drama yet, gotta wait for it to finish airing, but that last screencap got a few omos out of me. Is this the beginning of a beautiful coupling?

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Totally irrelevant, but, I totally think it would be awesome if we have someone with 'A Chaebol is Here' handle then you both could be our OTP ^-^

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Hehehe, I know right.

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Uh... can't quite compose a comment. Other than to say the way Joong Won keeps dropping hints and bread crumb trails regarding his feelings are killing me.

The guy who doesn't want to care, who doesn't want to admit he cares, when he does acknowledge it- does it in his own unique way. While not actually admitting it? Oh man it kills me so good :-)

* giddy in love with this drama *

If he shows any more examples of him noticing her distress, me am so going to coo at him every time he does that. And I don't coo at male leads. But he is just so delicious.

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The last girl he was with hurt him BAD. He has signs of PTSD. He's been trying to protect himself from hurt by saying everyone is just a means to get money forever.

That's why it's always shields up, shields down. I'm concrete, but treasure me because I'm really marble. I want to kiss you, OMG what am I doing? He has a soft core, but he's walled it in, as we thought before and was directly said in this episode.

A soul that's been wounded, possibly with a neglectful family. He's protecting himself from letting anyone near the top tower of his kingdom as he watches the civilians below.

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Thanks for making this point. I focus so much on the ghosts and Gong-shil's more obvious troubles, that I tend to shove Joong-won's troubles into the background. Also, the flashbacks with L don't leave as much of an impact as when adult Joong-won speaks about his past, so I gloss right over how much he was hurt by Hee Joo in particular and focus on how much the experience as a whole harmed him.

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Does it his own unique way is right. You get the sense he says exactly what he wants to say (even if he backtracks later) and says it with absolute confidence even while at the same time being so timid and in denial. It's this strange mix of having all these walls up yet also being open and unapologetic about it. Love it. Love him. The end.

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Oh and I wanted to add that I, too, melt whenever he shows even the slightest concern for her. I guess when we've got such a cranky hunk of a man, even the slightest bit of warmth will do the trick. What I like about this lead character is that his standoffishness is really about being so incredibly hurt in the past rather than some sort of feeling of superiority or class issues. He's the type of guy who is practical to a fault and rebellious, so it's not really ever been or will be about that. I like that a lot.

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I got the feeling that JW doesn't like to make her disappointed in her requests of him. He rejected at first but then he will give in to her later on. Whenever Tae Yang makes that pitiful face he will rethink or oblige her, but reluctantly if in front of her, and immediately when she needed him.

Yeah.. that hints at the telescope is really really making me jumping YES! YES!.

Cannot wait to see the progress in ep 8!

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as a runner, I got such a HUGE kick out of the jogging ghost. it is like, that magic pull of the endorphines does not let you go even if you die. a running high.

I have started to like the show better, but the ghosts are still side characters, no not even that, they are wallpaper; and I would have liked more from them.

the ghosts of children seriously broke my heart, those horrible parents. and it is not just a made up story. there have been at least 5 cases I have heard of in my country or others with children neglected abused or even killed. that is the most horrible thing ever. I probably would have pushed and kicked the mother as well. it is hard to hold back not to strangle someone like that.

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You know when she simulated the race scene for Isee Bolt (hee), I fully expected to hear the soundtrack for Chariots of Fire ... lol.

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I swear, the moment chariots of fire came on, I bawled with laughter. EPIC WIN.

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Haha i know! That music. I died.

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Me too! And then the '88 Seoul olympics theme when he crossed the finish line? HAH

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just want to share... a 5yr old girl died recently in my country abused by the mother. same age as my daughter.

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but now I was a bit chilled this morning thinking the running ghost will pop out somewhere on the beach road. Fortunately, all that I met was an anorexic chick (well, she also looks like a ghost though, almost see-trough) and a fisherman. fishermans are often secret murderers though. I think I´ll run somewhere else tomorrow. seriously, had to look back over my shoulder, just in case.

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I never thought face-touching/chest-touching could be filled with so much passion. The chemistry in that scene and the telescope scene was amazing (my cheeks actually flushed a bit!)

Other than that, I felt that the kids having black eyes/the eyes of the doll/the gender of the kids was a shout-out to Coraline (I haven't watched the movie but just based on the book). Though I may be wrong.

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I think starting from the *date-y cough* Secretary Kim was faking catching a cold :D LOL he is the Ding Dong in this drama :D

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He did have a runny nose and a sick voice, so he may have exaggerated a little just for the effect... but I think he was genuinely sick, since they mentioned he went to the hospital and got treated.

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This is what happens when 2 seasoned actors work,together ..I squee .. :-)
unlikely sm coughs idols snorts through the dramas ...

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Yes, 2 seasoned actors who are good at their craft, whose acting style is low-key yet expressive. They play very well together.

He is so unlike Dokko Jin now, who is all high strung and like a prima donna. I think the initial resemblance is more from his hairdo and shape of face.

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Yeh ...it's so good to watch dramas where you see that chemistry right off the bat ..love it to bits..
But I really don't find similarities between SJS and Dooko Jin's character ..may be its just me ...

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So many ppl said they saw similarities. Personally, I think SJS and CSW both have the same shape of head and face-long and pointed, body shape-tall and lean, and have the same hairdo. Plus both chars are arrogant, "too cool for thee" kind of guy. Other than that, I think the stars have made their roles their own.

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I kind of think / accoring to me many of the k drama heros are chaebols or are snotty types ... ;-) but yes KD I m with you on the tall same body type thingi ...

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I thought of Dokko gin from the 1st few episodes. when he was trying to deny to him self that he liked her.

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Last week dogs and this week kids?! They like to make me cry.

I LOOOVE this couple. The telescope part was simple and casual and for me BAM! Squealing like crazy.
And the end. OMG.
Thankyou from rhe eicas

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Hahaha sorry. What i mean was thank you for the recap but i am in my cellphone and its its harder.

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God, I don't know know how many times I squealed during this episode. The two of them together is cracktastic!

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Crcktastic!!! I love it, best way to describe this drama.

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Gosh! Gong Hyo Jin is just so amazing! She is such a natural actress. I especially love the part where she was still sleepy after SJS woke her up and just wanted to snuggled up to him. Such effortless acting.

I remember an interview with her years back where she said that she falls in love with her co-stars when she is in acting mode. She said that she always find something in her co-star to fall in love with. With SJS, its not too difficult! He is also very down to earth.

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Yup, I think she is amazing too. I've watched almost all the shows she has been in & I really enjoy the choices she has made. I think the chemistry between SJS & her is the strongest yet.

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I think I have watched everything she has been in since Star Candy Biscuit Teacher. Yeah her chemistry with SJS is off the charts! I liked her with Jang Hyuk too.

If you watch SJS's latest interview on Star Date, he was so down to earth with his fans, so self-effacing, just an all round great and genuine guy.

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Totally agree with this comment!
Sometimes I feel like Korean actresses overdo the whole bright/cheerful/kind attitude thing or their acting is too forced in general...
but with GHJ, like everyone else has been saying, its just SO effortless and natural.
so lovable *_* GONG BEUL LEE~ hehe

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I love many K-actors, but only a few K-actresses. Deeply deeply love GHJ since Biscuit Teacher Candy Star. Tho her image in that drama would be considered out of date and unfashionable by today's standards, it is still one of my fav dramas. Her acting has always seemed effortless from the start.
Gong Soo is fantastic and at his cutest in it too.

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This episode touched me alot more personally compared to the other episodes -- the children broke my heart and the romance is really starting to rev up!

Argh wish i could say/read more but that darn studying!

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I think Kang Woo is sent by Jon Won dad. His dad kinda don't believe in his own son and sent Kang Woo to watch over him.

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In this ep, KW says to YR that JW's dad sends him to watch the ppl close to JW in order to protect him. I'm guessing that has to do with HJ, who was close to JW and had a part in the kidnapping.

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There was also a scene with his dad and also his aunt discussing the kidnapping.

JW's Dad being overseas is fishy in k-drama land, 'cause that usually means that while away from the fires of Korea, the character has turned cold-hearted. ^.~ Especially, if he's in America... ^.~

His Aunt doubts he didn't see the kidnapper's face. And his Dad suspects him too... but it's nebulous.

His Dad kinda seems a little rotten though. Given the theme, I wonder if he sent HJ and later killed her, or we're supposed to think that at this point. (Hong Sisters like undercutting and reversals, so I wouldn't trust speculation.)

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this is the best episode!!!!!! i couldn't stop my tears fall from my eyes when i saw the 'doll' parts....... i love master's sun!!!;)

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I feel bad for Kang Woo.The chemistry between the main couple is sooooo amazing, so I feel like he doesn't belong there to be with Gong Shil. But I love his interactions with Yi Ryeong. They have good chemistry. And I don't know why, but seeing Kang Woo between the main couple made me miss Yoon Yoonjae (Reply 1997).

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I just loved this episode (as always), but the ending was... I'd love to see them more teasing and playing with this love, but not going straight into "serious love and angst" zone, so I hope it is not that seriously romantic as it seems.

By the way, can anyone help me and tell me what was the song they played at the beginning of ep 5, when our heroine dreams about telling Kang about ghosts? That overacting scene?? I really liked the song ... :/

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This is now my FAV current drama !!! LOVEEEE it! EVERYTHING! so delightful to watch, giggle, laugh, tear some, awwww my favourite emotions kekekeekek

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It makes me wonder, what will happen when they have sex? Will the ghost go away forever? Hehe

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Ahhhhh I love this drama so much!!! It makes me giddy from head to toe! The best onscreen pairing of the year!! Can't wait for tonights episode hehe

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Thanks for the recap. This episode touched me for the child abuse and neglect issue, and made me feel giddy as well for the growing romance between the leads... can't wait for tomorrow...

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Today, I woke up early just to watch this episode with subtitle!

As expected, the kiss didn't happen, but I'll just let that slide because we have 8 more episodes to expect for that scene to happen.
I've gotta admit I was squealing, smiling like a crazy person whenever Joong-won and Gong-sil moments appeared. I just couldn't help myself from looking deep into their relationship. I just can't...

When the spooky doll appeared, I also couldn't help myself to stop shivering. The doll was SPOOKY.
After the mystery behind the doll was revealed, I cried. A lot. Although the story of the kids wasn't emphasized that much, I could sense how suffered the kids were. Very.

In conclusion, episode 7 managed to set my emotions transition right: from the sweet and grumpy scenes between Joo-gun and Tae-yang to the emotional and touching story of the kids.

That last scene also left me squeaking like a rat, literally.
I couldn't interpret much about that scene, but I'll just take that as a way for him to make Gong-sil awares of his feelings that he doesn't pretty much understands too.

Episode 8, why do you have to be out by 10? Ugh.

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Whoaaaa! What an excellent job who ever build the character of Secretary Kim. The actor also play excellent acting to present this character. Since the beginning of this drama until episode 6, I was wondering why Secretary Kim look like psychologist than a secretary. In every word he said, he always do reflection, giving pause as a space for JW to think more, stated a confrontation sentence - soft one off course to make JW has such a deeper thought or creating cognitive conflict in his mind. Secretary Kim did not do provocation or took part as matchmaker. I think, he understand his master really well and he has already seen how JW since the beginning react to GS. Secretary Kim gesture to observe and said some statements are typical psychologist. I knew it because I also one of it. It is not only instinct, we study it a lot.

And when he was confronting that abusive mother by showing his card as child psychologist, whoaaa... I just like freeze and a second later clapping my hand for the screenwriter and the director. Well done!

In addition, I like their work as well that showed on abused child drawing, especially for dark colors and intense hand writing. Yea, I m familiar with this stuff. Unfortunately, its too direct. Usually an abused child that has severe feeling (it can be shown on his body when he got medical check up) will use hidden symbols to reflect themselves through drawing. Too direct will be too much for them. Well, maybe if somebody want to pick psychological case theme in drama/movie, please do more research to educate the viewers as well ^_^

But since this drama is not highlighted in clinical psychological case and addressed for various people, I could understand why the writers and director choose easy-to read drawing.

Overall, I like this drama and cant wait to see the next episode, hehehe

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Dear Javabeans and Girlfriday, thank you very much for the recaps and this awesome site. This is my introductory post on this blog. I have been a kdrama viewer and a silent lurker here only for the last three months and the few I’ve seen were all finished broadcasting when I started watching them. Master’s Sun and the Good Doctor are the first dramas I’m watching live. Though I’ve looked at scenes from their previous work I actually haven’t watched any Hong Sisters dramas in its entirety yet, so I’m enjoying Master’s Sun immensely with no prior baggage. Love the chemistry of the actors, laugh a lot and melt into a puddle of goo every once in a while. I also love to read the recaps and viewer comments, they enrich my viewing so much.

I loved Episode 7. Tecnically it was a well-written episode with the ghost story well-integrated to the main story line. The common thread of this episode to me was Joogun’s struggles to (re)define the boundaries of his relationship with Taeyang and try to stick to them. This relationship had physical and emotional dimesions so far but with this episode romantic elements were also introduced into the mix. We saw Joogun resist each of these at first eventually pulling down his walls and giving in to the sun he cannot escape from. On the physical side he initially gave a concession because his utilitarian mind found a “use” for Taeyang. But him giving an inch resulted in Taeyang taking a mile and he started getting physically affected by her proximity. Hence his attempt to redefine its limits through the “Tae Gong Shil zone”.

The physical proximity also exposed him to Taeyang as a person, not just a ghost detector (or radar as he likes to call it). He could not help admiring Taeyang’s compassion for both people and ghosts alike albeit grudgingly. Her honesty, lack of pretension affected him and got under his skin to the point he pulled down the barriers he was erecting and opened up his innermost secrets to her. I doubt many people know much about his inabilty to read or resorting to anti-anxiety pills. Yet, shortly after telling her he won’t expose his weaknesses to her he opened up his heart and told her about the lasting effects of the kidnapping incident. I’m looking forward to the day when he will open up about his relationship with Hee Joo. In the last scene of Episode 6 Taeyang connected them to each other as two people with fears who can help each other. I sense that Joogun wanted this to be true but was afraid of it also. There were layers of hidden meaning in his words of “I’m afraid of you”. Finding this emotional connection disconcerting he devised a “no talk” rule along with the physical touching zone. But in the end we saw that none of these worked because he started to get involved deeper than he had foreseen or expected. He started to worry about her, wants her to worry about him, jealous of her dates, admires her courage and good heart. He was the one who strayed outside the physical zones he had defined both during the telescope scene and the marble scene, as well as the ending, he went beyond the emotional comfort zone with his talk of “I am not concrete”. He has been telling her he is not a teddy bear that she can hug and go to sleep with but what this means had not registered with her before. As if this talk wasn’t enough the ending scene showed that he is a man, flesh and blood and is affected by her every possible way.

On another front Taeyang didn’t make any effort in seeing Joogun as a person before. For her he was a shelter, counsellor but not really a person much. When he opened up about his kidnapping incident she got her first real insights into his character. She realized how difficult it is for him to run such a large company without being able to read, through her one day experience as his secretary she saw how busy he was and how much he worked and started wondering about things such as why he looks through that telescope. I loved his answer. If you’re curious about what I see take a look.

We have been seeing a lot of will he or won’t he in Joogun but eventually he always comes around. He won’t tell her his secrets, yes he will. He won’t ask the name of the artist, yes he will. He won’t go with her to recover the doll, yes he will. He won’t take the couples fan, yes he will...

I’m finding the character of Joogun and SJS’s portrayal of him very entertaining. I read many comments comparing him to CSW’s Dokko Gin but for me Dokko Gin is a comical character whereas Joogun is funny but not comical. I’m digging Joogun’s facial expressions. Among the small moments I liked: The mirth he feels with his visions of Taeyang’s ruined date, the fall of his face when he thinks it actually maybe fine. Running to get information from Taeyang on something even though he doesn’t care. Right. His tossing and turning in bed unable to sleep thinking of Taeyang’s date.

Also may I say I love Secretary Kim? I love to watch his amusement at Joogun and Taeyang’s blossoming relationship.

The uncle-in-law looks harmless and entertaining so far and I’m getting a kick out of his noona marriage.

I find Kang Woo boring. Also his going through Taeyang’s house and drawer is a big no for me. His interesting scenes are with little sun.

On a very frivilous note: I don’t like SHS’s haircut.

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Hello Moonbeam ^-^
Thanks for finally sharing your thoughts and may I say I like them a lot and agree with them.
I love the secretary Kim and find the uncle entertaining as well. If the uncle is trying to be a bad wolf, I think he is the cutest baby wolf ever.
Don't care much about Kang Woo either, he's worth watching when there's little sun in the scene with him. This pairing is probably the cutest second leads pairing I've ever seen.

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Does Kang Woo not watch dramas? Everyone knows that Han River is not for dates, it’s for brooding and/or breaking up! One more reason not to root for you, sir!
Gosh, can we have a Chaebol of The Year category in the annual DB awards? So far, Joong-won is definitely a contender. I love how he pointed out to Gong-shil (and the viewers) that CEOs actually need to, you know, work sometimes. I see the Dokko Jin resemblance now, but he’s like a dialed down Dokko Jin to me, more like a real person while DJ was all larger than life (which doesn’t mean I don’t love him, don’t get me wrong!).
I also loved the exchange between GS and KW, where KW says something along the lines of ‘I’d rather not see people play roles now’, and she responds with ‘I’d rather not be in the dark now’. I see what you did there, Hong Sisters.
Also, it was good to see the little neighbors’ mother at last. I was worried she was a ghost.
Yi-ryung remains funny and awesome. Rock on, Yi-ryung, and give us more commercials.
The only thing that bugs me slightly about this drama is the technical execution. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but think the problem is with editing, especially transitions between scenes – they can be very awkward despite the quality of writing and acting.
P.S. Where can I find myself a Secretary Kim?

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Oh, that's a great idea! There definitely should be a chaebol of the year award, since there must be at least 10 chaebol leads in dramaland each year!:)

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Will mention this in OT, let's see if there are more supporters of this idea. We need to recognize and encourage diversity and originality amongst chaebols!:)

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lol! everything you mentioned above made my day! funny and sooo true!

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I thought it was somewhat appropriate that they went to the Han River and she was all freaked out because in dramas that is where relationships, dreams, etc go to die.

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Wouldn't having an injury in the head change things for our heroine? Would this weaken or alternatively gift her with another power for her to deal with the ghost our male lead wants her to investigate?

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I'm also wondering if the writers will come back to this head injury. I thought they spent a lot of time on making sure we noted that she had been injured. Maybe, it was just an opportunity for JW to show concern for GS, but it also may be the first inidication of some other issue to come.

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