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Master’s Sun: Episode 13

Longest week-and-a-day ever. Let’s get to it, shall we? Is Joo-gun a little dead, half-dead, almost dead, or a total goner? Now that we’re about to find out the answer, I’m not sure I really want to be shoved out of my denial. I like it here. It’s safe here.

A note: Master’s Sun has decided to extend after all, given the Chuseok preemption that kinda sorta forced its hand. Rather than end on a Wednesday, it’s adding an Episode 17 to even out the run. The show will now end on October 3.

 
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EPISODE 13 RECAP

Joong-won appears before Gong-shil as a ghost and says his final “I love you,” before disappearing into thin air. But you probably already know that because you’ve watched that scene about a thousand times looking for clues that he’s not really dead.

As Gong-shil collapses in tears, we cut back and forth to the operating room where Joong-won has flat-lined. The doctor charges up the defibrillator…

One spike… A heartbeat?

Charge two… a second spike…

Charge three…

Back to Gong-shil, who sits numbly in the hall. Aunt and Uncle rush in, and Aunt’s eyes flare up the second she sees Gong-shil, ready to place the blame on her for just being generally unlucky and bad juju for Joong-won.

The doctor comes out to tell the family that Joong-won’s heart did stop for a short while, but he pulled through. He’ll need surgery, but he’s going to just fine. Ohphewthankgod.

Gong-shil is stunned, and actually has to ask again, “He’s not dead?” She realizes that he must’ve come to see her like that coma lady at the hotel, and the first thing she says when she wraps her head around it all is that she has to go to him, because he thinks he’s dead.

But Aunt just keeps hearing the words “dead” and “died,” and slaps Gong-shil across the face for daring to put bad omens to lips. She tells her to stay away from Joong-won forever, and leaves her crying alone in the hall.

She sits there waiting in the same spot all day, caressing her sun necklace and willing the surgery to go well. Secretary Kim comes out to tell her that Joong-won isn’t awake yet, but the surgery is over, and she can sneak in to see him while Aunt has stepped out.

Gong-shil breaks down in sobs the second she sees him lying there, remembering how he said her world was too dangerous, but that that he’d gone ahead and let her bewitch him anyway. Naturally she blames herself for all of it, and cries, “I’m sorry.”

She reaches for his hand but can’t bring herself to make contact, and then Kang Woo arrives to check on her. She tells him that Joong-won came to her, and he thinks he’s dead—what if he never comes back and his body just stays here unoccupied? Augh, the Hong sisters and comas. Talk about bad juju.

She says that she can only see ghosts; she can’t conjure them. But that reminds her of the creepy shaman who warned her once, and she decides to seek her out.

The shaman tells her that it’s because Joong-won has seen the bright sun in the midst of darkness—that’d be her—that he thinks he’s dead. Lol, did he mistake her for the light at the end of the tunnel?

She says he’s preparing for death, not knowing he still has a body to go back to. Joong-won’s soul, meanwhile, sits in a chair and reads And Then There Were None. Hee-joo comes up to him, wondering how he can read. He says with no emotion that he can read because he’s dead now, and she’s just happy that he can finally see her.

Gong-shil pleads with the shaman for a way to call Joong-won’s ghost to her, to tell him he’s not dead. The shaman says she can’t see ghosts, but she can call them… for a price. She likes her ghost-seeing abilities very much, and offers to call Joong-won here if Gong-shil will become her property.

Oh noes. I don’t like the sound of this. Don’t make a deal with the devil! Gong-shil asks what that means to be her property, and the shaman just says vaguely that she won’t be able to do as she wishes.

The shaman asks if the calculations don’t add up, but Gong-shil needs no prodding: “I’ll become your property or anything else. Just bring him back!” Noooooooooooo.

The deal is done, and the shaman asks for a physical object that Joong-won will recognize. Gong-shil takes off the sun necklace and hands it to her. But there’s one more catch: the shaman says that in order to put Joong-won back, she’ll have to erase his memory of seeing “the sun that shines even in death.”

Gong-shil’s face falls to realize he won’t remember his “I love you,” but says that’s okay. The shaman clarifies: she needs to erase ALL his memories of her. WUT. Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, lady?

She says this is the price for brining him back. Will she pay it? But, what about the other price, where she’s already going to be your ghost-seeing slave? ARG. Gong-shil says through her tears that the crazy sun was going to have to get lost eventually, so it’s okay. Omg, has everyone drunk the crazy kool-aid today?!

And with that, the shaman begins her ritual. Joong-won finishes his book, and then starts to follow Hee-joo towards the bright white light. Don’t do that! He sees Hee-joo vanish and then walks toward the doorway… when suddenly the sun necklace appears in his hand with a gleam. The shaman’s voice stops him and says he needs to come back…

The room goes dark. In Joong-won’s hospital room, a woman’s hand caresses his face. Creepy. That’s not Gong-shil’s hand. It turns out to be Evil Twin, who says she’s been waiting fifteen years for the statute of limitations to end on her case so that she could finally see him.

Gong-shil runs down the hallway, pleading with Joong-won to wake up… and then he finally opens his eyes. Evil Twin is the first person he sees.

Gong-shil arrives just as Aunt walks up, and gets another stern warning that this is the end of the line for her. This time, when Secretary Kim tells her to wait for his signal to go in later, she shakes her head and says it really is the end of the line for her, and that she’ll no longer be someone in Joong-won’s life.

Secretary Kim is confused, until he goes in and Joong-won has no idea why he’s here. “Did I really get struck by lightning?” The last thing he remembers is asking to be struck by lightning if he was wrong… the night he met Gong-shil. Oh wow, it’s literally a rewind, not just selective amnesia.

Aunt keeps them from saying anything about Gong-shil, saying that they can sort out the brain stuff after he heals. Secretary Kim stops to exchange glances with Evil Twin, and I can’t tell yet how much he knows. Please just don’t be evil, okay ajusshi?

Joong-won looks down at his hand: “Something shone brightly and then disappeared…” Aw.

Gong-shil tells Kang Woo the truth, and then cries alone that night, reminding herself that she’s the one who promised Joong-won she’d leave when it came time. “That time must be now.”

Aunt makes Uncle and Secretary Kim promise to remain hush-hush about Gong-shil, but Joong-won can sense she’s hiding something from him. So when he comes home from the hospital, he pretends to take an interest in the food she prepared, and while she runs home to get it, he plies Uncle to spill the beans. Heh.

Uncle is dying to talk and he knows it, and he can feel that there’s something crucial that they’re not telling him. He notices the stack of children’s books on his coffee table and thinks that weird too—why would he have books?

He picks one up… and his eyes widen. Omo. The letters aren’t dancing around. He can read. He turns page after page, and he can read them all. He gapes, “What happened to me? Did I really get struck by lightning?”

Gong-shil puts on her sun necklace, deciding that it’s okay to wear since he won’t recognize it anyway. She tells herself that this necklace is enough for her, and forces a smile. Oof, her stiff upper lip is heartbreaking.

As soon as she steps foot inside Kingdom, she sees Joong-won walking towards her. She clutches her necklace and braces herself, as he walks right past her with a smile on his face without a second glance. Ouch.

Suddenly the trashcan lid flips (heeee) and it makes Joong-won turn around. Something about Gong-shil makes him stop and wonder, and he begins to approach her, but she walks away without looking behind.

Aunt sees him and calls him over to block the run-in, and wonders why he came to work in his condition. He beams that a screwdriver to the back must be a cure-all for his reading problem, because now he can suddenly read.

He tells Secretary Kim ever so proudly that he’ll be reading his own files from now on, and then gets a giant bouquet of get-well flowers sent from Giant Mall’s CEO. Joong-won’s jaw drops: “Are he… and I… on flower-giving-and-receiving terms?” Hee.

Secretary Kim says they even played golf the other day (double hee) and that the reading is no surprise to him, since Joong-won has been working so hard at it lately. He adds that the police want to give him a courageous citizen award, and that they have to make decisions about the children’s center he’s building. Pwahaha, I love that Secretary Kim is telling him without telling him.

Joong-won decides that Aunt must be feeding him drugs, because nothing else would explain this behavior. “Did the sun rise upside-down all that time?” Secretary Kim just shrugs in his faux-innocent way: “A special Taeyang must’ve risen by Joo-gun’s side.”

Kang Woo comes by Gong-shil’s office and asks if she’s really not going to tell Joong-won the truth. He says the accident wasn’t her fault, and she knows, but this was a wake-up call for her too.

She was always so happy and relieved to have found her emergency shelter that she never considered how deeply she had pulled Joong-won into her world, when he could see none of what she sees. She realizes now she should’ve been more careful, to protect the person who couldn’t see.

She says she’s got her head on straight now, sighing that people always have to lose something to see clearly. But that’s not what Kang Woo is talking about—the feelings were real, so what’s she going to do about those? Yes, good question. She points to her sun necklace and calls it a seal (like the kind used to seal letters): “I have my feelings, so they’re not gone.”

Joong-won steps out of his office, intending to turn right. But his feet go straight, as if his body has a mind and a memory of its own. He wonders what this strange desire is, like he’s following a habit he doesn’t know, and follows his feet down the hall.

It leads him to Gong-shil’s office, which he only remembers is supposed to be a storage room. He peeks inside, and Gong-shil immediately turns her back, while Kang Woo explains that it’s an office he made, and she’s the employee who’s quitting today.

Gong-shil can barely contain her tears with Joong-won standing so close to her, and Kang Woo literally steps in between them to keep Joong-won from seeing her face. Joong-won can’t shake the strange feeling that he left something there, but goes on his way. He sits at his desk, wondering why he feels so blocked up when he should be happy.

Kang Woo wonders what kind of seal is so terrible at sealing, and offers to escort Gong-shil home. She assures him that she’s got her Gong-shil doll to keep her company, and heads out.

Secretary Kim comes down to see Kang Woo with Hanna’s photo in hand, and asks if this is what Daddy Joo gave him. He sighs that Joong-won was doing so well lately in moving on from the past, and wonders what made him dig into Hee-joo’s case again.

Kang Woo explains that there’s one crucial bit of information that Secretary Kim doesn’t know: Hee-joo was in on the kidnapping, and Joong-won has known this from the start. OH. I forgot he doesn’t know this.

Secretary Kim reels at the news. He goes to his desk and pulls out a framed photo of the twins, and says to himself that there must be some mistake—Hanna was so bright and sweet.

A flashback shows Secretary Kim with Hanna, who calls him Uncle. She lives well with her adoptive parents in England, and has recently connected with Uncle. She says that she’s going to Korea to find her twin sister too.

Flashforward to some time later, after Hanna has discovered that Hee-joo died. She asks why Uncle didn’t find Hee-joo sooner, and cries that her sister led such a sad life. She blames him in part for not finding them when they were younger, and tells him not to forget Hee-joo’s name.

Back in the present, Secretary Kim decides he’ll have to find Hanna. Okay, so clearly she’s got a new face, right? If he stared right at her in the hospital and didn’t recognize her, she got a new face. At least there’s a reason the identical twins don’t look identical?

Kang Woo gives Gong-shil an emergency bell and tells her that he’ll protect her from now on. But she tells him that she isn’t going to hang onto someone else any longer because she’s learned that it’s dangerous for the other person. Poor bodyguard without a body to guard.

He heads out with a longing sigh, and then runs into Yi-ryung on her way to see Gong-shil. He interrogates her about her agenda, and drags her away by the hood when he sees that she’s here to gloat and poke at wounds, as expected.

She counters that she’s going to keep at it the more he likes Gong-shil, so the only way to protect her is to stop liking her. HA. He says she really is a black-whiskered whale (what she called herself when he said he wasn’t interested in fishing in her pond), adding that he looked it up and it doesn’t exist, at least on this planet.

She misses the boat entirely on his insult and fixates on the fact that he looked it up: “Why, you thinking of raising me in your pond?” She promises she won’t even need tending to, and she’ll just grow really really big until he can’t chase her away.

He wonders if this is how Gong-shil sees him, and Yi-ryung pouts, thinking he means she’s pathetic. But he says she’s cool, and it’s made him realize he isn’t as pathetic as he thought, and that he should be bold like her… to Gong-shil. Haha. So not the intended effect.

Yi-ryung pouts in her car, and Kang Woo runs to Gong-shil and totally plagiarizes her whale speech, substituting “dinosaur” for “whale.” LOL. This has to be fake.

The music swells, she looks into his eyes, and they embrace. They land on the bed as the Dooly doll kisses his girlfriend… and Yi-ryung shakes herself out of her nightmare fantasy. She decides that something must be done, but what? Please tell me you’re going to meddle. Go forth and meddle!

Joong-won sits in his house pondering his wolf-goat books, while Aunt tries to get his attention after inviting Hanna over. He just asks about the books, and Hanna lies that they’re hers.

Gong-shil is at the bookstore looking at the very same books, when Yi-ryung calls. She says she has something important to say and calls her back to the same restaurant where they met their friends. And then she calls Joong-won to send him there too.

When he arrives, Gong-shil is sitting with her back to him, but it’s the book in her hands that he notices—she’s bought a set of the same books. He starts to approach her table, but just as he does, that waiter ghost shows up and scares her.

As she jumps in fright, he grabs her shoulders, and the ghost goes poof. Without turning around, she knows he’s here, and struggles to hide her tears. He asks if she didn’t feel something strange just now—like a charge between them.

She lies no, and he walks away, wondering if it sounded like a come-on when he meant it literally. Gong-shil waits until he’s out of sight and sighs, “Even if your memories are gone, you’re still my emergency shelter.”

Even when he sees her leave he doesn’t recognize her face, but the encounter leaves him pondering the sensation when he touched her.

Secretary Kim asks for some vacation time since Joong-won can read on his own now, and Joong-won lets him go reluctantly with the reminder that his place is always by his side. Secretary Kim says with a heavy heart that he’s headed to England to find a niece, and then afterwards he has some important things to tell Joong-won.

After stopping by the coffee shop to see her sister, Gong-shil runs into Hanna, who recognizes her because of the stalking. She compliments her taeyang necklace and Gong-shil turns to go, when she sees Hee-joo’s ghost and calls out her name.

Hanna freezes, and wonders what Gong-shil could’ve seen that made her call out Hee-joo’s name. When Hanna goes up to see Joong-won a short while later, she’s wearing an exact replica of the sun necklace, which gives Joong-won pause. Arrrrrrrrrrgh. You’re so creepy.

Gong-shil tells Kang Woo about seeing Hee-joo’s ghost today, and he reminds her that there’s nothing she can tell Joong-won now because he won’t believe anything she has to say. He assures her that they’re close to finding the kidnapping accomplice and urges her to let it go.

As Hanna tells Aunt a little of her backstory, Secretary Kim shares what he knows with a friend. The twins’ birth parents were poor artists who died in an accident, and there was no family who could raise them at the time. Hanna was adopted and led a nice life, but Hee-joo grew up in the orphanage. What Secretary Kim doesn’t know is what on earth happened when the two girls met fifteen years ago.

The neighbor boys from the gositel come to claim their toys from Kingdom, except now Joong-won has no memory of them and is sure he would never do such a thing. But they have his card, so he lets them take the toys, and they sass him that they read for him and told him that he was “her special person” and everything.

“Whose special person?” “Gong-shil noona. Taeyang.” He stops cold. Does he remember?

Hanna asks Aunt about Gong-shil, and Aunt admits that she was close to Joong-won once, and that she used to say crazy things about calling forth the dead to heal wounds. Hanna agrees that it’s crazy.

Gong-shil arrives home that night to find Hee-joo’s ghost waiting by her door. Hee-joo says she knows Gong-shil loves Joong-won… and asks to borrow her body. Gong-shil asks if the message isn’t something she can convey for her, but Hee-joo insists the possession is necessary. Gong-shil asks if she can catch the kidnapper this way, and Hee-joo nods. Suddenly a hand grabs Gong-shil by the shoulder and Hee-joo poofs away. Eee!

Joong-won whirls her around: “On a stormy night—in that book, that’s the secret code so that those two recognize each other. You know me, don’t you? Who are you? Are you… Taeyang?”

 
COMMENTS

First things first: he’s aliiiive! I don’t even care that it’s the obvious cop-out. I’LL TAKE IT. I’ll buy two and keep the other for a rainy day. I do think we would’ve gone to some interesting places had he died for realsies, but none of them would’ve been a happy place, so I’ll take coma ghost, thank you. As far as that save goes, it works within the confines of the universe and the rules that we’d already been given, so I’m totally fine with. Giddy even.

Now the amnesia I have less love for, partly because I feel like that shaman is just making up her own goddamn rules all willy-nilly, and I don’t trust her. Why are there TWO costs to bringing him back, and what is this vague you-be-my-personal-ghost-seer-property clause about? It feels like a just-in-case insurance plot point, especially on top of the amnesia. I think it would’ve been more effective to just have the one cost, no matter which—having both lessens the effect.

I’m okay with amnesia if it nets something interesting, and I do think we get some good angst out of Gong-shil being near but not able to touch, or in Joong-won feeling her absence but not knowing what it is. But I can’t help but feel that amnesia was the easy way out of their very messy you-take-responsibility-for-ending-things relationship, because it forced the separation for them. I really wanted to see them figure their own way out of that situation, mostly because it’s a mess of their own making, and I wanted them to face the consequences of touch first, think later.

Instead, amnesia sort of forces her hand into being the noble idiot and pushing him away for his own good. Blerg. Perhaps it even makes her more noble than she could’ve been had he remembered her. While I understand her reasons for blaming herself, still, I’m screaming, But he said he loved you! Twice!

I suppose we can look on the bright side and focus on how they’ll find their way back to each other, though given the number of metaphor clues, meaningful objects, and inside jokes, you’d have to be an idiot not to pick up on them, amnesiac or not. I like that the book is their code to recognize each other, and it is entertaining to watch Joong-won’s reactions to all his changes post-Taeyang.

Joong-won’s rediscovery of feelings is admittedly a straight-up retread of things we so recently discovered the first time around, but her heartbreak feels real, and she grounds it emotionally. Also, I can’t be the only one whose biggest relief (after Joong-won survived, of course) is that Secretary Kim isn’t eeeeeeevil. Now THAT would’ve been a disaster.

 
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Ahh...my drug, you are here...Thank You

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And we must wait another 6 days for the crack to come along again... SCREW YOU SBS TT.TT

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aand what did that shaman mean? arghh raise hands who prefered my scenario better? (seeing ghosts and flipping the lid and Gong Shil feeling "This guy is totally useless now!" etc.") I would have continued by JW being seen as the crazy one and that reaching the ears of Giant Mall. and they come to see him talking to the dumpster ghost...the amnesia is so lame, but it would be in benefit of the humor too like him not remembering GS but running to her and saying: are you TaeYang? help me get rid of these ghosts! and she´d go: umm.... you be crazy yo. YOU get rid of the ghosts. then maybe Kang Woo would start to think if he can see the ghosts on security camera and just drop a bucket on their head to save both nutcrackers from seeing them....

argghhh I am the crazy one here, mind galloping.

and this Hanna.... she is crazy. the aunt is crazy. secretary Kim - even he! - is being driven crazy! we all have to go to the madhouse together! (and thats a whole other drama....)

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loved the grey sweater though, going on my Pinterest board of Korean Drama sweaters. a bit felted, while the collar had been added later. very nice. looks warm.

um and just when I was thinking Joong Won doesn´t wear sweaters? He always has suits and jackets. is it a sign that he feels "cold" without The Sun?
weird.

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I agree that the grey sweater look was super good. He looked really cozy.

I'm okay with whatever they threw at us, but at the same time I'm thinking it would be quite cute if for the next episode JW continues his barging-in-TY's house ways and does it even if Taeyang tells him that they have no relation :P

Oh well we can hope! ;)

That shaman is too creepy. I mean what did she meant by "she won’t be able to do as she wishes"?? That Taeyang would be possessed?? That her soul can be controlled?? WHAT???? I'm already dreading the possibilties :(

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I agreeeee! Love the sweater. :) He looks more human-like and comfy and warm. (Both figuratively and literally)

One small hiccup though... when did they have time to change his clothes while trying to revive him? :P
Do hospitals really do that? Haha, just confused.

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Am I the only one who got Star Trek vibes (Spock!) when they showed Joong Won in the grey sweater? This is the v-neck grey sweater with the black border right?

Seriously. Spock!

No?

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um.... I... I.... I haven´t seen... um* hides under a bucket. haven´t seen Star Trek.

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Not to mention, it shows off So Ji-sub's chest very nicely, that sweater does :)

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Clever, sounds logical, good interpretation :)

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I really don't get the deal with Gong Shil and the creepy sharman - Gong Shil can see and speak with ghosts right and she even has her regulars - the grandma, the coffee dude, the dustbin guy. So how hard would it be for her to tap on her resources and get them to tap into their network to look for Joong-won, since his ex managed it.

WHYYYYYYYY did she have to make any deal with the sharman at all? I hope that with only 4 episodes to go, the Hong Sisters aren't tempted to write something ridiculous in like having Gong Shil die or something.

I am looking forward to Gong Shil and Joong-won ending up together happily ever after.

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Great. Thanks. Never entered my mind she could die!

Maybe she'll take over Han Na's body - then (needs mouth duct taped) auntie will be happy also.

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@DramaQueen: I agree with you about GongShil's network of ghosts. That would have been something cool to see, but I wonder if the writers even considered that idea :/

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I think she can talk to ghosts who show up, but somehow the whole 'ghost network' concept doesn't seem to exist in this world, it's not like Dustbin Ajusshi can chat with Hotel Ajumma or Dead Schoolgirl. The dead seem to stick to themselves/their own circles, and if Gong-shil's gathered that from experience, she's not going to have much luck trying to set up a ghost-hunt for Joong-won's spirit.

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GS can see and talk to ghosts, WHEN they choose to approach her, or are in her vicinity. She Can't summon them.
Also, she needs sb to tell JW's soul to come back right away, to not be in a coma, or worse, to go towards the light.
The ghosts who linger in this realm have their own unfinished business. They may not be malevolent, but it doesn't look like they've ever done anything for anyone else either. That's why TGS needs the medium.

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The shaman scene... Am I the only one who got "the little mermaid and the witch"-vibes? *shudders*

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Nope, totally saw Ariel and Ursula doing the voice trade! Glad I'm not the only one that felt that way!

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I did, too!

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OMG that was my first thought also. haha

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Yup, and Hanna wearing the taeyang necklace reminded me of how Ursula (in girl form) was wearing the shell necklace with Ariel's voice. Heh.

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SBS is the worst hustler ever!!! lmao how can they jus provide us one episode when the product is this addictive?!!!! ugghh...

Anyway, I am happy Joo Goon only died for a few mins and is still alive and also relieved since our matchmaker Kim is not evil and is as clueless as we are about what happened 15 yrs ago between the twins!!!
The amnesia im not happy about and felt disappointed as I saw things unfold but it does make an interesting premise even though it is an extremely overused plot device.

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well, just pretend you have forgotten about other amnesia cases.

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hahaha

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I'm pretty sure the code word will be "Get lost" for him to remember everything.

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Meanwhile maybe anyone can answer this: is there in Korea a manual about how souls out of the body behave? Because I already saw a pattern in both Who Are You and now in Master's Sun.

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They gave you the plot line a bit in this episode i think. after i watched it i sat thinking and was like yeah. Hanna is really Hee joo. the ghost we believe to be hee joo is really Hanna and the person she is trying to protect isn't her sister at all but Secretary Kim. When they showed u the clip with secretary Kim the way Hanna acted was at odds with the second "Hanna"behaved. Then at the end when "hanna" was repeating that GS was talking useless nonesense the light bulb went ahhhh. She could say that with such certainty because she was thinking I am Cha Hee Joo.

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Glad to see I'm not crazy for thinking the names may have been switched after ( or before) death.

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I thought I was the only one thinking this way and now I wonder which person did Joo Won fell in love with was it Han Na or Hee Joo?

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I personally think that he fell in love with Hee Joo...just because of how she was always mean to him and wanting him to want her more....I think Han Na came to him when he was kidnapped and in that chair and was nice to him.

I think Hee Joo was the mastermind behind the kidnapping because Han Na didn't need the money but Hee Joo probably wanted a better life..

There also seems to be a total shift in character between the scenes with the uncle...Hee Joo is really 'Han Na' now. And i have to say she is one creepy person with a definite obsession

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I think that's a good idea. I admit I'm really undecided as to which twin is the evil one and why she feels the need to wait until the statue of limitations runs out to do something to Joong-won. What is she going to do - flash the necklace in his face and then say.... what exactly? I'm so confused as to why she feels the need to blame him for something.

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Also, if Joong-won fell in love with Hee-joo, then she must be the dead twin, because when she possessed Gong-shil in that early episode, she knew just what to say to convince him it was her. Of course, I guess the twin he fell in love with could have simply told that to the other twin.

Ah, headache.

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This is what I thought while watching the episode too. Also, it seems like Hee Joo planned the kidnapping to get the necklace, but also to murder her sister and take over her life.

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Mhh, I have no idea which one is the ghost and which one is alive, but I was thinking all the time that the whole kidnapping thing was probably Hanna's idea and that she was probably also the girl in the warehouse.
You know, something along the lines of "Oh, you lived so poor all the time, let's get some cash out of that rich dude."

Although, now that I think about it... The ghost (when she possessed Gong-shil's body) did know about that Joo Joong Won, Joo Jong Two thing, so she probably really is Hee-joo?

I'm just SO glad Secretary Kim is no baddie after all! I can continue to like him, woohoo! :D

And I have to say, if Hanna didn't get some face surgery, I'm actually going to be a bit pissed... Cause while I can understand that they have different actresses (Joong-won's being played by someone else as well after all) no one changes THAT MUCH after 15 years... There's just no way neither Joong-won, nor Gong-shil, nor Secretary Kim wouldn't recognize her...

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If the one twin was so rich, why couldn't she just bring her sister back home to live with her? Why did they decide to do the crime at all? So confused!

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So totally what I thought after watching the episode too! That the good twin was adopted & the bad twin was so twisted that she did all the plotting & crazy stalking stuff @__@!

Also< I noticed the lovely memories of "Hee Joo" always call him "Joong-won-ah-" but the evil betraying twin (and now present day "Hana") calls him "Joo Joong Won". O____O WRONG TWIN DIED!! WRONG TWINNNNN. - maybe also why the spirit is still here, her soul wasn't properly mourned for - the name isn't her name...?

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I think so too. Hanna is the good twin and wanted to find her sister Hee-joo, who didn't have the same luck in life and thus became greedy and bitter. That would explain her weird behaviour, why she was happier for the necklace than being upset over her sister's death. If they haven't know each other for long, maybe Hee-joo didn't care for Hanna, but for how to use her. I think she was the mastermind of the kidnapping and got Hanna involved.

Hanna seemed to be an innocent kind of girl and I think SHE fell in love with Joong-won, and she was the one who died. The one who told secretary Kim she hated him after her twin had died was Hee-joo who now could take Hanna's place. That's why she told him to remember Hee-joo (her real name).

Hanna (the ghost) seems to be upset with Hee-joo, so I also think that the one she is protecting is secretary Kim.

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I'm wondering about this too! It's just speculation, but I really feel like Han-na died and Hee-joo assumed her identity. If Han-na is the ghost, maybe she feels sorry for Hee-joo's early life compared to hers? And/or maybe she is keeping an eye on her moves?

I'm also wondering similarly to Ari...who did young Joong-won date? Would both twins be be too strange? I can't understand why though, because young Han-na seemed really nice. Too nice to be an accomplice or the evil twin, but they did commit the crime together, so...

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I really didn't think of that. That does seems plausible.... now I think about it theHanna before and Hanna after the incident does seem alittle different.
And someone was mentioning about how probably both twins were in contact and meeting the young Joong Won before the kidnapping without him knowing (lol i'm trying to figure this out while I type). And back then he probably didn't know about Hee Joo having a twin right?...

I cannot wait for what happens next, but I'm also torn for Tae Gong Shil :( .. and I hope we'll see her ghost friends aiding her like the coffee ghost.. when in trouble.

This drama is addictive. Good work guys.. good work Hong Sisters.

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My reaction exactly. I finally know what withdrawal feels like especially when our internet connection decided to fail miserably earlier today. gaaaah.

but i'm fine now. ♥ sort of... I HATE HANNA.

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Thank you gf. Can't wait for next episode!

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Up till now I have been excited to watch all eps, and not even fastforwarding! but the this ep got me going *yawn* Bc now the Hong sister are just taking the book toooo literally! by throwing in amnesia (just like in the book, Wolf got it for a bit)

At this point I hardly care about HJ and her twin sister anymore, its probably some dumb revenge thingy....whatever...and I dont even care for JW amnesia bc we all know its coming back soon (with so little eps left) and I really could care less for that freaky lady that brought JW back.
If ANYTHING! im more interested in GS accident (at least Im hyped about it, but I wouldn't be surprise either if it turns out to be NOTHING important lol ) and im just ready to see skinship and romance.......guess Im ready for the end. Ready to see everything close up and JW n GS live in sweet ghost busting bliss.

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Same here. Old case? Yawn. Amnesia? Really? I mean REALLY? Yawn. Shaman? Yawn. Hanna? Yawn. Meddling aunt? Yawn. Second lead couple? Major yawn.

TW and GS - bring them on! Only reason to finish this show.

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I wanna know about the accident tooo :/ But with this few eps left, I see little hope...

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thirded. maybe it was Hee Joo's ghost that "contacted" G Gong Shil first, she was spooked, had the accident, started seeing other ghosts too?

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You've actually got me wondering now...it's been fifteen years since Hee Joo's accident...do we know how long it's been since Taeyang's?

If she's mid-30s now, fifteen years ago would be the right age to be in her last year of college.

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She is 31. Her accident happened when she was 24.

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yawning my way throughout the episode while keeping hope gs accident will be revealed. glad gossipy security digging into that but gs kept her mouth shut argh im so curious :/.

dont lose hope though,so far master sun hv followed secret garden path,the fairytale, the amnesia, the bitchy mom (or aunt) ,the lifting of ceo curse, we can wait for the big revelation what connecting shelter and ghost seeing girl.

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i did not yawn exactly, in fact, I teared up a few times due to GHJ performance, BUT this is not the same drama, it is really no longer funny. I was wishing for JW to stay in coma for this episode and stick around GS like other ghosts do, because obviously he has a thing for her, there could have been quite a few funny scenes with him not only seeing her bra, for example. :) A totally waisted opportunity. I am not even sure the Hong sisters will be able to recover the plot-line. Too bad.

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Man, I am depressed. No more fun flirting cute stuff for awhile. Urg. I want our couple back together, like NOW!

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I don't like master sun using amnesia which overused in kdramaland esp after IHYV which used amnesia plot too. And I think this episode it's not funny like previous episode. AND... I dont like extension episode, I feel master sun already have a lot of filler episode with so many ghost cases. I want master sun ending soon, 16 episode is enough.GRRR

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i dislike the amnesia plot-line too, especially because it is totally not in line with what the romCOM (it is supposed to be a comedy after all) , BUT there are some K-dramas, in which the amnesia plot-line has worked well and has been funny, Secret Garden, for example. I wish they could make it funny again. No more stupid drama. PLEASE. It just seems to me that they are all over the place, horror did not seem to work, so they tempered it down, drama also does not work, stay with the cute couple and their great chemistry. PLEASE.

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Last week I said it, the only reason about being hooked with this drama was when Mr Ceo and Tae Sang was together and was delicious when he began to have his head over the heels for her,the rest another drama in the sea...and this episode has been BORING.

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Ya, not as much fun this way.
Even annoying, bcos of Aunt who stupidly pushes a stranger on JW, bcos of Hanna's agenda-it can't possibly be good, and HJ's wanting to use TGS's body. Boo to all 3!!!

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I am agree with u.. We want our cute couple back together... what the hell with "lost memory", I hate this..

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Yes I missed our cute couple interactions. TT. TT

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All flirting and cute stuff has been delegated to Tae Yi-Ryeong and she (with a noble assist from Kang-Woo) does a fine job adding the needed levity to the episode.

Her honestly about her intention regarding Kang-Woo was refreshing, and his ability to deflate her ego continues to be hilarious.

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Yes I do enjoy watching their scenes. The only other bright spot in the episode besides Joong Won. I so want her to get her man in the end. They are so different that they would be a funny couple to watch.

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I also like their scenes. She is such a refreshing 'evil scheming' second female lead. She let me laugh this episode.

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right!? I laughed at how they turned the convention of "meddling second lead" into someone trying to reunite the OTP. made me chortle for some long minutes~~

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she was so frigging cute and adorbs this episode! loved their interactions. and she is a fish who is hunting for the hook bu Kang Woo wants a different fish and pulls the hook away. she cant even get the bait, not to mention the fisherman

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I agree, it's a bit depressing, male lead has no memory and female lead lives in the memory. *sigh*

I too doesn't like the amnesia, I don't think it's necessary here at all... even though it could be bittersweet. And the angst comes from everybody else pushing them apart, the aunt! and that all people around are agreeing to it. Arggh...
But I have to say that Joong-won is the one who lightens up the amnesia-mood. He is his pre-TaeYang self in his own mind, but I think his softened heart is there and he acts like the post-TaeYang self more. What I mean, he is still kind and sympathic even after losing his memory and come back to the time before his changes. I don't know if I make any sense, hehe.... O.o

Gong-shil's scenes are all angsty, makes you all tear-eyed, so I appreciate that whenever Joong-won shows up, he got me to smile a little bit in all this mess. It's fun to see how he'll going to remember. Come on, we all know he will, so just get on with it and don't drag it on. Let him remember now!!! More kisses!!!! ^3^

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I want him to remember now too. I think if there'd been more than one episode this week, we wouldn't have to complain about the lack of the funny, or wonder where the skinship traipsed off to :-). Show, you can't give us that much touching on a consistent basis for weeks, and then just take it away cold turkey! lol

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Thanks a lot for the recap, be waiting. Now off to read

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Oops! Thank you gf for the great recap!

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AMNESIA? ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?

UUGGGHHHHHH

I hate this plot device so freakin much, I can't even begin to properly tell you. BOOOOOOOOO

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exactly...they better not drag it...it worked so well in IHYV, but I was hoping not to see it anywhere else...

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IHYV?

And I agree, I am going to pull my hair out if they drag this out too long. I love that he is alive but 'amnesia plot' has been overused so much that I almost prefer him suddenly dying than this amnesia deal.

Ok, not really. I don't want him to die. But still. At least a sudden death would have been a shocker.

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I Hear Your Voice...

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You just made me miss puppy! Maybe I'll started again since I have nothing to watch right now. Ok I have lots of things to watch, but I don't want to watch them.

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Puppy was too cute to be forgotten... Who wouldn't want one of her own?

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Puppy and his BFF!

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It's obvious hong sisters ran out of stuff to write about for the last 4-5 episodes and so decided on this overused trope.
Why is that when an OTP declare feelings for each other early in the game we always end up with some noble idiocy as to fill up the rest of the episodes? What, they can't have a single week or day in bliss?

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It would have been nice to see JW fight for his GS. They are by all means an uneven couple. He'd have to go against his family and society to get her. I would have loved to see him prevail just for her.

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It wouldn't be as much a fight as it'd have been w other chaebol families that we've seen in KDs.
His father obviously doesn't care who he marries. He wouldn't be one to talk anyway, given his own lifestyle.
An aunt is secondary after all, esp. one that doesn't weld real power over our Sa Jang nim, nor control the purse strings.
With his arrogant personality, I can't see him giving a hoot what society thinks.

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I honestly think that screenwriters don't know how to keep the excitement, interest and curiosity going once the couple gets together. That's why as soon as feelings are revealed they pull them apart and create angst and call it excitement.

In this particular case they weren't even truly together yet. They were supposedly dating with an unknown expiration date attached to their relationship and she hasn't even confessed her feelings openly because of his warnings.

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I agree. We all know that a relationship doesn't end after the initial get together. There's still plenty of tension - why can't the writers keep up the story's pace then?

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I wholeheartedly agree with you that Hong sisters are running out of materials. Their dramas always start off well and entertaining and some where in middle end (ep 11 - 13) things start to turn really cheesy, melo, excessive metaphors and just weird.

I hate amnesia. Period. There is no good thing came out of it.

Hong sister ain't that crack up to be.

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yess I agree with you they need another person in the team to remade his bad endings.

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I've been dreading the amnesia, but JW seems to notice that sth or sb impt is missing. He is catching on, so it shouldn't be dragged out too much.
But this has got to be the least interesting ep so far.

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I know right!? amnesia- the most misused condition in kdramas. I could go on a 100 page list with all the amnesiacs and selective amnesiacs. Who are you, I hear your voice, boys before flowers......should I go on? hmm I just hope it gets wrapped up and settled in a non-cheesy way. but im kinda glad that JW is recovering quicker than expected.

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Technically this isn't amnesia--or at least it is not a medical condition, so much as it is a spell--kind of.

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You are right. It is a spell, and spells wear off. It isn't so thorough that he doesn't notice anything is missing to begin with.

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yeah. when you put it that way it doesn't seem cliche :)
true that and hope the spell wears off.

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yeah. it's an amnesia spell that's wearing off. so i'm kinda sorta worried that maybe tae yang agreeing to be the slave to that creepy ahjumma is going to carry more weight. oh noes!

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Everyone is woe-ing and oh-no-ing about the dreaded AMNESIA as plot device.

For my part, I have nothing against amnesia indramas, I have nothing against any 'overused' plot devise, I have nothing against cliche. I actually embrace them all--when they are executed well and serve the story.

I believe originality is over-valued. I used to worship the god of originality until smarter people showed me the light. What makes a 'cliche' not a 'cliche' excellent execution of said cliche. A great writer can write a play made up of nothing but tired plot devices but do it in such a way that causes the audience to see the world anew.

All the extant text of Greek plays told the same familiar stories. The audiences knew the stories before entered the theatre, but each playwright had his own style his own way of executing familiar plot points and tired cliches. Euripides, Aeschylus, Sophocles et al told the story of Electra, but each play is very different. Each had the tired Greek cliche of Electra guilting Orestes into killing his mother, but each execution was different.

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wow. nicely put! hoping for a well executed "cliche" too!

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I wasn't too happy about the amnesia either when it started, but I think so far they actually did it quite well. And he's already suspecting things so hopefully his memories get back soon? I mean, I can live with amnesia for 1 1/2 episodes or so, no big thing.

What I really liked is that at least there's an EXPLANATION for the amnesia besides "Well, he's got an accident, so of course he's got amnesia, DUH!"
I'm highly suspicious of that creepy ghost woman and I'm totally not sure if she isn't just making stuff up... Although I can't really see her benefits from that, but whatever. But still, at least there's a reason...!

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It also helps with the timing of the forgetting-wearing off. By the end of the episode they had already recycled through "unexpected meeting" "something is being hidden/left out" "key word/password/code recognized" and the replay-meta of the static shock so the whole amnesia thing didn't leave a bad taste of makjang, but more anticipation of reunion <3 ohhh SJS<3<3

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You are comparing the best of European heritage with the soapy and overrated Hong Sisters,
You are kidding really
oh no God save us...

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@Sabelita

excellence can found in all genres.

Also for all we know the extant Greek text we venerate might be the drek of their times. :)

Additionally getting through some of those Greek text require a boat load of perseverance. They might be deeper [not sure about that] but they are way less fun than a Hong Sister outing.

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i agree with everythin Yumi said. im glad im not the only one who's fine with this 'faux amnesia'. It's not a straight out amnesia, but some kind of spell that i personally thinks the shaman put on JW, so that she can have/use Tae Yang. And i notice some comments saying that the episode is not funny anymore, or there's no more cuteness, flirt. But i kept giggling or swooning or awwwing through out the episode. The part where VP uncle and sec. Kim trying to tell JW about Tae Yang, the part where JW puzzled about the new weird him, and some other parts left me giggling. Or when eventho he lost his memories on Tae Yang, JW keep being drawn to her, and accidentally sheltering her, left me awwing...
Maybe it's just me, but i have not much problem with this episode. Aah... im soooo easy to please... :)

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Hah! Just read your comment and this was my thought too and I've said this in the OT. I also agree that it's all in the execution.

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Like everyone's saying, it's all execution. I Hear Your Voice was good because it was basically PTST related, which is more realistic. Here, it fits with the mythology and as someone above said, it's more like a spell than actual medical amnesia. That works for me, but what doesn't is that no one is telling him. That's what grates me about the amnesia cliche - which IHYV didn't fall victim to. This pact that everyone has to keep silent about GS is dumb.

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I hear your voice is really the best they use amnesia in a good way and I'm so contented....

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....and I've started breathing again....this show...these two...will be the end of me!!

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The wait was pure torment, I feel cheated that we were only given one episode this week. That aside, I feel that this episode was necessary. Yes, we get the selective memory loss trope that we sadly get to see often but I say its waaay better than say our hero dying. Seeing Taeyang in pain really tugged my heartstings. Hopefully they won't drag this too much though. Next episode should be enough for it to be settled. ;) Agh, another bout of counting down the days again.

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I also felt the lack of episode, maybe that's why I was just happy to see the faces (I guess I would be happy just seeing them walking in the mall through all the episode, I missed them that much).
Maybe that's why the amnesia thing was not bitter. I just felt that I know what happens next (I knew there will be pass-me-without-notice moment, I knew there will be tingling-electricity moment, I knew there must be books... Even when HeeJoo showed up, I knew right away she will be asking for possession (because people in this thread discussed that so much, I felt if I am repeating the ep that I already watched)..
Of course that does not say that I didn't like the events on this ep (I am a makjang-fan, yooo, there is no problem for me to watch amnesia again and again and feel that angst, it's just that I watched it so many times, I know what to expect already...)...

I liked that agreement with shaman lady. But if there is a possession with Hee Joo, then one of them just loses importance. (I hope it will not, of course).
I would rather have HeeJoo ghost saying she will tell JW that he's not dead in exchange for GS body. Now that would be interesting for me.
Orrrr, no HeeJoo possession, JW recovers his memory, GS puts on make up, black clothes with cherry (as in first teaser) and lives with the shaman lady until JW discovers her.
Ok ok sorry, my imagination goes into fields after this short ep... What I wanted to say with my rant is that I am waiting to be surprised for the next ep.

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LOL is that how the black-goth-cherry look is going to tie in? I love it! You probably can snap out some excellent episodes based on your expertise in drama tropes

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I hate it when writers put the viewers in the situation of being happy with the lesser of the two evils. Why should we be satisfied with the story if it didn't give us pleasure? Threatening us with worse cannot be a legitimate reason to accept the relatively "better" alternative. Truly creative writing surprises and pleases at the same time. It doesn't necessarily mean the story told has to be pleasing at all times but it needs to be well crafted and executed as well as serving a greater purpose. I would give the example of IHYV again since it is the latest good example. Spoiler below.

They killed Hye Seung's mom, universally loved as "best-mom ever", and while everyone cried no!!!! nobody thought it was a cheap trick, a filler. It was a very courageous move that opened up the story to incredible possibilities and tied with everything so well. Again Soo Ha's amnesia and even the time skip moved the story along and did not frustrate the viewers.

So these tropes work if you use them cautiously and appropriately but bore and frustrate the viewers when they are used to get the writers out of the corner they backed themselves into or fill an extra episode when they cannot think of anything better.

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Uh oh! I think I wrote the spoiler tag wrong. And there is no edit or delete button. Help!

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As much as I loathed the amnesia arc, I liked this episode. JW's subconscious longing for GS, despite not remembering her, tugs at my heart. I'm such a sucker for "the mind forgets but the body remembers" trope but I pray his memory returns sooner rather than later. It's sweet for this episode but if it continues through the remaining ones I'll pull my hair out.

GS though... aw baby girl. I can only imagine the immense loss she felt re: JW. The sun in her scary dark world, gone. And what worries me most is that we don't truly know the extent of what her deal with Madame Go was. I'm sure there was something else that'll be shown in the next eps., something life threatening that'll have JW save her (like the book?).

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For all Taeyang being a brightly shining sun to all ghosts and even the "Master's Sun", Joong Won is her personal sun. I like it.

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I love your comment about JW is the sun in TY's world while TY is the sun in his life too... OMG..., I just realized it now, not only TY the sun but he is the one too!

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I watched it all before heading in to work heehee...no way I will wait until tonight for my fix... I am so so addicted...aaargh...

I am both a bit =.= at the amnesia arc but also SO SO relieved that he won't be dead. But since we all kind of expected it, I am liking how it is shaping out the chase now that Joo won is the one ( unconsciously ) repeating what Gong Shil once said to him, and that he is the one who will probably choose to latch onto her without knowing why, whilst she is the one who will want to push him away... This noble idiocy once more rears the head, hardly unexpected but for once, feels quite valid, because he DID almost die because of following her into her world...

My ONE big peeve is, if I was Jong won and I love Gong Shil, how could I ever choose to leave her after saying one line of "I love you?" Is he as cool as all that? Being a stubborn ghost who likes to get his way, I'd imagine he'd at least want to haunt her a bit... scare Kang candy like another beanie suggested...

The twins arc now I am fully behind, esp since it hints that Cha hee joo is very much alive, and the poor girl Hana is the one who died... I am glad Secretary Kim is NOT the baddie after all... can't wait to see how everyone bands together to fight the real evil, who is very much human.... Jong won was right that humans are the scariest indeed.

Now to wait another long week till wednesday... Thank you so much for the recap! =D

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oh yeah , I can't wait for Jong won to wheedle the info out of his uncle, by playing him and finally address him as "Uncle".... he's shrewd enough for that? hehehee

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I really enjoyed watching UncleSexyLips and Secretary Kim obeying Aunt's directive not to tell Joong-Won about Tae-Yang to the letter, yet violating the directive in spirit.

I loved how Secretary Kim highlighted and hinted at the absence of the agent of change in Joong-Won's life throughout the episode. I also love Joong-Won's attempt to identify what isnt' there.

His struggle reminds of looking of that elusive perfect word that is dancing around in the back of your mind but you can't articulate. You can say all the words that it isn't, all the words that it is almost like, but you can't get the correct word to roll off your tongue. The frustration that comes with the experience but be a much paler version of the absence Joong-Won was feeling.

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He touched her, so he already know that he will disappear. He's a ghost.

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I believe that it was Hee Joo who has died and Hanna is the evil twin.

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I think it's the other way around. It was Han Na who really died and Hee Jo took her place.
The evil twin telling uncle "to remember that name Cha Hee Jo" that's some guilt pill and bitter at that.

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But ghost Hee-joo does know/ remember her moment with Jong-woon, right? (iirc in episode where she possessing Gong-shil, she said as much). Wasn't that mean the one who died and become a ghost really is Hee-joo?

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It remains to be discovered when the twins met, and how long they were together.

Joong-Won might have been dealing with both twins simultaneously without knowing.

In that case the twins would have to debrief eachother after being with Joong-Won to make sure there is not gap in information.

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The ghost not only remembers JW, but loves him still. That doesn't automatically mean that she is HJ. What we are saying here is that the one who truly loved Jw and who died might have been Hanna.

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I did find Hee Joo's cruel treatment of Joong Won shown in the flashbacks disturbing and contradictory with the love we observed in the ghost twin. I also think Joong Won dealt with both twins unknowingly. This explains to me the cruelty of the one and love of the other, whichever way it goes. However, I wonder whether the twins ganged up on Joong Won and filled each other. If Hanna is the alive and evil one she might have just played jokes on Joong Won for amusement without the agreement of her twin. If it is the other way around then she might have pretended to be Hee Joo because her twin requested it and fell in love with him during that time.

Hanna being the bad one and instigating the kidnapping doesn't make much sense after all the emphasis on how rich her family is. I also thought from her talk with uncle Kim that Hee Joo is alive and resents her uncle for not finding her and her sister for having lived happily in riches. Then her cruel treatment of Joong Won and obsession with money makes sense as well.

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I usually just read this forum and never comment but I had to comment this time because I am curious about what others think...

I am just worried about TGS lending her body to the ghost after the warning she had from the voodoo lady because in that episode they flashed to HJ watching JJW...possible forecast? I was rewatching ep. 10 and it at a lot of forecasting for future events to follow...also I am curious as to what "sacrifice" would TGS have to make because of the deal she made with the voodoo lady...

On other note, I think if I got the time line right, it sounds like TGS's accident may have been linked to Hee Joo's parent's fetal accident...

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Hee-Joo was not really nice to Joong-Won in the flashbacks. She baited JW and his love for her seemed to be a source of amusement for her. I think Han-Na fell in love with JW truly and she ended up dead and repentant. It would be great if evil Hee-Joo was the one who survived. I'd love that twist.

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I felt that Hanna is the one who Cha Hee Joo, full of anger of being the one left behind to suffer in Korea, made up her mind to take her sister's place, in a society of wealth and power... She caused her sister's death, and in her own death ( since in name Cha hee joo has died ) and probably stopped seeing her uncle, kind ajusshi Kim, so he can't really know how she has grown up ..

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Re The twins switched identity - that's mighty interesting - let's see how this might work:

Hanna, the nice girl, came back from England to find her sister HJ, who was in an orphanage. The one JW was in love with was indeed HJ, who had a chip on her shoulders, for growing up in tough circumstances.

HJ talked her easy-going twin, Hanna, into helping with the kidnapping. When Hanna died in the crash, she walked away with the necklace w/o so much as looking back.

HJ didn't sell the necklace, but went to Europe to live as Hanna, and enjoyed the money of Hanna's adoptive parents. She waited for Almost 15 years for the S of L to Almost expire before coming back to Korea to hitch up w JW again. So that she could lay hands on his riches.

The ghost of Hanna has been hanging around, waiting for a chance to tell JW about this mix-up. If so, She was the one who was in love w JW for real, while HJ was just using him.

My Qn is: You've waited this long. Why not wait a few more months for the S o L to be Actually over?
Of course this way, she'll be found out, and can be sent to jail for her crimes, for our satisfaction!!!

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The Returnee might have miscounted. She said at Joong-Won's bedside that she waited for the SoL to expire before she returned. [got that from subtitles]

She might be misinformed also.

I think I read in the comment section at one point that the clock on the SoL stops if you are out of the country, and restarts when you return.

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I've seen that too in another drama or film!

I'm becoming more certain that Han Na is actually the ghost, but when she see's her twin is still out for revenge(?) on JW I think she might give up the 'ghost' that her twin can become good, even with everything she used to have.

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Wait!! It didn't cross my mind that the one who died was Hanna and HJ is the one who survived.

Then, it makes sense why we saw a girl was smiling while another girl was burning to death. Coz she felt it was unfair for her to grow up at an orphanage, poor, sad and lonely while her twin was happy, rich and living a good life. She didn't feel anything to her twin thus no regret whatsoever in getting her killed. And the one who really fell in love with JW was Hanna and the one who "loved" JW for money was HJ coz she was poor and she wanted out of her miserable so she kidnapped JW, asked for ransom and CONVINIENTLY her twin died and so she took her twin's identity. Since she lived as her twin who were rich already there was no need to cash on the locket.

Does that makes sense?

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Perfectly!

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Yes it does but who is the person Hana's protecting?

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Her own sister? That is until she'll come to see that sis to out to get JW, again!

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If HJ wanted money out of the kidnapping, she should have asked for money instead of the diamond necklace. 15 years down the line, she still has that necklace with her. Why?

Did JW's family have sth to do with the girls' parents death? Even so, what does the necklace got to do with anything?

I'm waiting for the shoe to drop smack on Aunt's head! She'll feel sooo stupid to bring JW's former kidnapper to JW's home, in hopes that he'd marry her! Stupid move, Aunt!

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Great questions hope we get answers.

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Another Qn I have is:
Why does the ghost want to borrow TGS's body? She knows that when JW touches that body, her spirit will exit from it. She experienced it first hand.

Also, what can she accomplish by taking over that body that sharing her secret with TGS won't accomplish?
Surely she wants to clear her name, and wants to protect JW fr her evil twin. How can she go about that by having GS's body?
Hmm...unless she means to confront her evil twin when she has a body and the ability to speak. But will evil twin will so easily stopped?

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I think Hanna was the good twin who died..Her evil twin Hee Joo masterminded the kidnapping and the switching of identities.She came back after the statute of limitation has expired to claim Joong Won for some bizarre reason. Nobody can stop her except Hanna's ghost who needs Gong Shil's body; however, wasn't it mentioned as with the piano ghost, once you're possessed too long, you may not return?

Have you noticed, dumb aunt who hasn't called Gong Shil's name correctly in previous episodes is finally getting her name right in this one?

The Shaman lady is always playing old hags, dementia ladies, and creepy characters in other dramas. She always creeps me out.

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Just thing....I just got reminded that when Gong Shil saw the ghost and she called out 'Cha Hee Joo' the evil twin stopped in her tracks because that's her name, not the ghost.

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I just hope she wouldn't use Gong-shil's body to attack her twin for revenge. THAT would put Gong-shil in a bad light, and not to mention maybe behind jail bars.... T_T

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somehow it reminds me of Secret Garden! :0

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Tae Yang is still as bright as she is! Even Jo Woon dun remember anything about her but she is still shining and made him can't help but keep thinking and looking for his Tae Yang (Big Sun) .
She already made promise to the Shaman about sacrifice herself to her in return bring Jo woon soul back.. i wonder what if Jo Woon recognize/remember her and how about her deal with shaman? is she has to go away from him and being near the shaman since she can see ghost..
And about He Joo.. she want Taeyang body to catch the culprit? she knew that her evil sister plan something that might hurt Jowoon or Taeyang?

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OH yes. The deal w that horrid shaman worries me a lot. She'll come to exact her pound of flesh in time, for sure!

BTW, where have we seen that Shaman before? Anyone? I've a feeling she has played sb scary, and appeared for more than a few minutes before.

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She was in TEN, as the mother with dementia. The whole family was killed and TEN team investigated if she was the culprit.

Let me tell you, she looks even scarier there than in TMS. I still get shivers when I watch that episode.

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Thanks. I believe she can be scary in just abt anything.
She isn't the Demon Mom in Arang, but she gives off the same vibes; I keep wanting to think it is her.

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PS destroyed her face. A clear warning to keep your hands off such procedures.

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I have been mulling her face over and I have finally placed her! She was one of the ghosts in Arang and th