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You From Another Star: Episode 9

Three words for you: naked sponge bath.

(Okay, three more words for you are not quite fulfilled, but I appreciate the effort. I’ll just have to let my imagination fill in the rest. Thankfully, it’s quite up to the task.)

Episode 9 brings us some answers and clarifications of Min-joon’s alien powers, and the ramifications thereof. And just as we learn about more of the rules, the characters also begin to clue in on the strange little quirks surrounding our hero. The question is, who will find out first, and how will he manage to cover it up once the ball’s rolling? You can only stop time for so long…

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RECAP: NINTH RECORD

Min-joon lectures to his class on they psychology of skinship, citing the famous case of the baby monkey given the option between a mechanical “mother” that dispensed milk, and the soft cuddly one that did not. The monkey defied expectations and clung to the soft mother, proving that touch holds important emotional significance.

With that, we resume our kiss scene between Min-joon and Song-yi, and meters pop up to show their heart rates increasing with eye contact (dopamine’s effects, his lecture informs us). Kissing doubles the rate, and the meters shoot up as they lose themselves in the moment, and Min-joon imagines them transported out in a field under the night sky.

However, Lecturer Min-joon warns his students that they mustn’t mistake the physical reactions to skinship—pounding hearts, dizziness—for love.

After the kiss, the screen splits as Min-joon and Song-yi struggle separately to handle their racing hearts, unable to sleep. I love that Song-yi’s meter slowly creeps back down, but Min-joon’s remains firmly in thump-mode for hours. She eventually falls asleep, but his pulse continues to rise, until he’s hitting dangerous levels. Ack! I know he’s an alien, but he isn’t going to give himself a heart attack, is he? Heart-stopping kiss should never be a literal term.

Song-yi emerges from the bedroom a few hours later and finds Min-joon huddled on the couch with a burning fever and a face soaked in sweat. Oh no, is he actually getting sick from all the human bonding and connection? Song-yi checks his fever and spikes his pulse even more, and he croaks at her to get away.

Jae-kyung’s secretary makes the connection between the man who saved Song-yi and Min-joon, and our baddies deduce that he may have Yura’s missing USB drive. Jae-kyung narrows his eyes, his brain perhaps working out ways to plan his next kill. I’m pretty sure that twisty nail ring on his finger is just there as symbol of his villainy, though I can’t help wondering if maybe he used it for his first murder or something and is sentimentally attached to the memory. With this guy, you really don’t know.

Song-yi grumbles over Min-joon’s post-kiss rudeness, put out over his less-than-excited reaction. (If only she knew!) But when she checks on him, his heart is speeding so quickly that she worries he’s in danger and suggests going to the hospital. He can’t have that and refuses to go, opting to lie miserably in bed instead, and his plants wilt as lifelessly as he does.

So Song-yi calls Bok-ja for caretaking advice, and Bok-ja advises that the best fever-breaking method is to strip him naked and bathe him with lukewarm water. Song-yi gulps at “full body naked massage” (having described her charge as a child), but figures health is more important and starts unbuttoning his shirt. Yes, health first. Always health. Strip away.

Min-joon wakes up mid-sponge bath and rears back, ordering her out of his room. She very generously tells him not to feel bad about letting his feelings get the better of him last night since she’s so irresistible, though she does add that his reaction to the kiss doesn’t exactly make her feel great. Then she asks if this was his first kiss ever, and Min-joon mutters defensively, “…no way.”

Hwi-kyung broods over Se-mi’s confession and asks her to call. Se-mi isn’t ready for that ignores the request, then drops in on her oppa to ask about his case. Specifically, the man on the cameras—does he have any brothers, maybe a twin? What’s his connection to Song-yi? Oppa Seok tells her to ask Song-yi directly, and she just says that she finds Min-joon rather strange.

Min-joon wakes up in the middle of the night to find his terrace doors open, and tries to shut them with his mind. Alas, he’s too weak to move anything and gets up to close it… and almost steps on the caterpillar-like lump in the middle of his floor. Ha. It’s Song-yi, bundled up in a sleeping bag, which she has now gotten stuck in.

Min-joon is annoyed enough with her chatter that he refuses to free her. He dumps her on the living room couch, where she flops around futilely like a fish trying to escape.

A shady intruder rummages through Min-joon’s office at school, taking notebooks and pens from his desk. Hm, are we looking at a frame job of some sort? Or are they just hunting for clues?

Lawyer Jang arrives at Min-joon’s apartment and finds Song-yi still imprisoned in her sleeping bag, from which she very politely greets “Father” and gives him a twisty sideways new year’s bow. Min-joon had called him over with food requests, and Lawyer Jang is familiar enough with Min-joon’s condition to assure Song-yi that he doesn’t need a doctor.

He asks Min-joon about the cause of his illness, recalling the last time he suffered anything of the kind. It was thirty years ago when Min-joon had worked at a bank, and a hateful employee had spat in Min-joon’s coffee, which had him laid up in bed for a week. That was enough to prompt Min-joon to adopt his super-careful ways, so now Lawyer Jang tries to figure out the cause, asking if he shared food with Song-yi. Hilariously, Min-joon mumbles that it was something like that, but Lawyer Jang guesses the truth and chuckles that he should’ve controlled his urges. HA.

In a more serious vein, Lawyer Jang asks whether it’s strictly necessary for Min-joon to leave. Though he doesn’t respond, it certainly does look like that’s a question Min-joon’s been asking himself.

The investigators check out the home of Yura’s now-dead stalker, which looks like half shrine, half serial killer den. Among the photos is one he had snapped of Yura walking out of an obstetrician’s clinic just a month before dying, and the investigators realize that the case could be opening up in a new direction.

Upon confirmation that Yura was pregnant, the investigators suppose that Yura’s boyfriend was likely the man who took her to that funeral experience event. Is it possible that was Min-joon? Detective Park hypothesizes that perhaps Min-joon was dating Song-yi and cheated with Yura, hence the public fighting between actresses. After choosing to stay with Song-yi, he could have found out that Yura was pregnant and decided to tie up loose ends by getting rid of her. Anybody else thing Detective Park watches too many dramas? Prosecutor Seok is, at least, skeptical of making such large logical leaps and doesn’t buy it.

Song-yi tends to Min-joon, and her mind wanders to his “last three months” diary. Could it be her initial guess of a terminal illness was right? She tells herself that’s ridiculous, but in this context I can see how that wouldn’t seem like such a far-off possibility.

Jae-kyung hears about Yura’s pregnancy, and realizes now that that must have been the big surprise she was going to spring on the wedding party. This also means that there’s a chance he’ll be linked as the baby daddy—particularly as Song-yi knows of the relationship—and thus he swings into action to cover his tracks.

Song-yi’s mother meets with a new agency CEO to review a contract offer for Song-yi, and it’s so generous that she widens her eyes and asks why. The CEO’s offer comes contingent upon an image change for Song-yi, and his reference to a more adult direction cannot be more clear to Mom, who immediately throws a glass of water into his face. Phew, it’s nice to know Mom has her limits, especially since she’s been so eager to jump at anything promising money. But she draws the line at pimping her daughter out, and curses him out for suggesting it.

The pretenses drop on both sides, and the CEO snaps that Mom is the one selling her daughter for her own greed and merely playacting the part of mother. Mom actually looks stunned at the accusation, and rattled at his threat that Song-yi’s career is over.

Min-joon is on the mend, as his reviving plants show us, and Song-yi finds him resting and says that his “father” was very worried about him. He turns the topic around on her and asks about her father, and she says that she hasn’t seen him in over twelve years. She’d been mean to him the last time she’d seen him, and maybe that caused him not to like her anymore.

In flashback, teenage Song-yi overhears her parents fighting about which kids to take. Dad wants to take both, but Mom insists on keeping moneymaker Song-yi, whose career she has fostered from the start. Dad says sarcastically that he won’t let go of such a great source of cash (and that Yoon-jae is therefore useless in that regard), which of course sounds horrible taken out of context. Song-yi cries that he’s not her father anymore and orders him to stay away for the rest of her life.

Now Song-yi understands that her father didn’t mean those words, and more than anything is upset to have had so little time with him. And that’s the day she had almost died, because she’d run out of the house sobbing and almost gotten hit by a truck. She can’t figure out how she made it out alive, and wonders, “Was that man human? Or a ghost?”

Min-joon listens to this all without betraying any reaction, merely telling her to stop talking nonsense. But he tenses up when Song-yi gets a call, and with a sharp look he sends her phone crashing to the ground. So the call goes unanswered, but that lets him know he’s alone in Song-yi’s still-ransacked apartment. Just for good measure, Jae-kyung calls out her name—and Min-joon hears him murmuring, “She’s not here. The girl’s got good luck.”

Song-yi can tell something is strange with Jae-kyung these days, though her mind of course leaps to the more natural (for her) conclusion that he’s falling in love with her—all that concern for her health and frequent dinner dates. What if she causes a brotherly rift? she briefly worries.

Min-joon asks if she assumes all men in the world like her, and she says, “Everyone but you. Actually, we can’t exclude you either.” Hehe. She tries to fish for a reaction from him and asks what his ideal type is (he barks that he has none), then shares that her ideal is “someone who will stay with me a long, long time. Someone who won’t disappear on me like my father, but someone who’ll stay with me all my life.” But I suppose that’s not all there is to it, because she does acknowledge that with those criteria Hwi-kyung would be the perfect match.

Min-joon excuses himself, then stands waiting outside Song-yi’s apartment to confront Jae-kyung upon his exit. The men tense up, recognizing each other as threats, and Jae-kyung asks him to convey a message to Song-yi: that he’s sorry he missed her, and will be sure to see her very soon.

Min-joon won’t let it go at that, and tells Jae-kyung to cut it out now. Jae-kyung drops the innocent act too, and guesses that Min-joon has that USB drive. He sees Min-joon as a non-threatening little boy and tells him that it’s best for Song-yi if he hands over that drive: “The only reason you’re alive right now is because I’m letting you live. Same with Chun Song-yi. So you should be grateful.”

Jae-kyung gets into his elevator with a self-satisfied smirk, and gets out on the lobby floor—only to come face to face with Min-joon again. Ooh. Nice one.

Min-joon warns, “The moment you touch Chun Song-yi, your true nature will be exposed to the world. I’ll make it happen.” He leans in close to add, “There’s something you don’t know. You. Can’t. Kill me.”

Min-joon returns to Song-yi’s side and watches her sleeping, replaying her words about wanting somebody to stay with her, followed by Lawyer Jang’s words about his departure hurting not only himself but also those left behind to miss him.

Se-mi seeks out Min-joon at school, playing the part of the concerned best friend to the hilt. She says that she wants to make up with Song-yi but can’t with Song-yi’s personality, which Min-joon certainly understands. Thus while she wants to be a source of comfort during this difficult time, she can’t do much for her friend, and would therefore appreciate if she could call him from time to time to ask about Song-yi.

Min-joon agrees, seemingly accepting her at face value. We, on the other hand, can see her subtly trying to fish for information by asking how he met Song-yi. He answers that it was only recently, which she files away.

Se-mi keeps up her angelic act with her new team, even when the stylist accidentally calls her Song-yi by mistake. She says that it’s okay, then manipulates them into assuring her that it’s much nicer working with her than with Song-yi. (Then they sigh to each other that they lied, because they’re both still attached to Song-yi.)

Hwi-kyung arrives at set in time to watch Se-mi shooting a kiss scene, which her co-star purposely flubs, which is apparently his M.O. with kiss scenes. Perhaps he’s such a douchebag that this is the only way he can get any kisses? In any case it’s highly unprofessional and Hwi-kyung bristles to watch it, especially when the actor crows to his buddy on the phone about it afterward.

Hwi-kyung purposely-on-accident knocks over the douchebag afterward and shoots him a warning glare, which is pretty sweet of him.

Song-yi is upset to hear that Se-mi sought out Min-joon, who argues that Se-mi’s worry seemed genuine. Song-yi scoffs that Se-mi isn’t her friend, assuming that there must’ve been an ulterior motive to the conversation, and accuses him of taking Se-mi’s side against her.

Min-joon cuts her short with the rebuke, “Before you start resenting people for not taking your side, think about why you make it so they can’t take your side. It could be your own fault that you’re lonely.” She yells that she’s not lonely, but he asks, “Then why are you here?” He points out that she chose to stay with a strange man instead of her family or friends. “You’re lonely,” he says. “You have nobody with you, and nowhere to go.”

She orders him to leave her alone and get out. Then she runs into his room and slams the door, hurt and angry.

After Se-mi’s confession, Hwi-kyung has realized that he’s been insensitive to her feelings over the years and apologizes for it. But he says he’ll probably continue to feel sorry, because he understands that it hurts to love someone who doesn’t love you back. “With another woman in my heart, what is there that I could do for you?” he asks. “The only thing I can do is reject you. So I’m sorry.”

Se-mi cries quietly through his explanation, but stops his departure to mention Song-yi’s strange neighbor: “Don’t you feel like you’ve seen him before?” Oh no, there it is, that dark side rearing its ugly head again. Se-mi hands over the photo of Min-joon saving Song-yi twelve years ago, and shares her suspicions that it’s the same man with her now.

Song-yi gets over her fit of temper and finds the apartment empty, sad that Min-joon actually left. Her stomach growls… and outside we see Min-joon buying chicken and beer. Awwww.

It’s Hwi-kyung who arrives at her door first, though he’d been expecting Min-joon and is upset to see Song-yi there. Suddenly angry, he drags her out the door and insists she leave immediately—go to a hotel, or his house, “Or I’ll buy you a house!” He lands on the suggestion to put her up at one of his villas with lots of staff and security guards, and Song-yi agrees. He calms down, and Song-yi heads inside to pack her things, muttering that it’ll show Min-joon if she disappeared on him.

Min-joon arrives in the lobby just as Hwi-kyung is on his way out, and the two men face off. Hwi-kyung’s mind flashes back to the accident, eyeing Min-joon through new eyes as he recognizes him now from his old memory.

Song-yi pauses to write a thank-you note to Min-joon, though she crumples it up at the last minute. But looking into the trash can draws her attention to the bloody rags there, and the glass shards Min-joon had picked out of his hand after stopping her car. Suspicions float to the surface again as she remembers the last moments on the cliff.

Hwi-kyung asks Min-joon in a spooked voice, “Who… are you? Were you the man who saved Song-yi twelve years ago?”

 
EPILOGUE

In interview, Min-joon explains that he hasn’t often used his powers to save people. Revealing his powers meant revealing his identity, and it wasn’t often that you could find somebody who would accept him the way he was without wanting to use him for their own gains.

He doesn’t know himself what the limits to his abilities are, though he’s figured out some rules: If he knows where something is located, he can travel there within a 2 to 3 kilometer radius, and he can stop time for about a minute. His physical condition is a key factor, as he nearly killed Lawyer Jang when they first met and he was gravely weakened.

In flashback to 1976, we see Min-joon in banker mode, being served (spit-spiked) coffee by his spiteful employee. In one of the offices, a young Lawyer Jang begs a banker for a loan to save his mother. Lawyer Jang is coldly rejected, and sobs as he makes his way to the edge of teh roof, steeling himself to jump.

Min-joon arrives on the roof and shouts at him to stop, already feeling weakened from the saliva in his coffee. When Lawyer Jang steps off the ledge, Min-joon stops time, but a stumble momentarily unfreezes time and he has to strain himself to refreeze it. Min-joon staggers over in pain and drags him back, saving a life and gaining a friend.

 
COMMENTS

Aww, Lawyer Jang. I really love this relationship, and seeing the origins just makes it that much more endearing. (Also: Howsabout that casting, huh? Spot. On.) I know it’s kind of a one-trick pony of a gimmick to play on the whole age-appearance reversal, but it so works because we’re just hard-wired to judge based on appearance down to the most basic level—that guy looks young, that guy looks old, what do you mean the old guy is younger? It’s a joke that doesn’t get old for me because Kim Soo-hyun looks every bit his age, and he acts like the oldest, crotchetiest grumpygramps around, and it’s just funny.

It’s nice to get some rules about Min-joon’s alien powers, and understandable that Min-joon has had to figure this stuff out for himself through trial and error—stranding an alien on a faraway planet just doesn’t come with an instruction manual, after all. And it’s a bit of a relief to hear that his strict rules against sharing saliva and blood are more precautions than hard and fast rules—though I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed all the theories floated around about human fluids turning him gradually human or weakening his powers. I suppose that last bit may still prove to be true, because he has noted his physical changes in recent days, and I can see his powers weakening with additional exposure to those human “toxins.”

(It also vastly amuses me that we all joke-lamented the lack of smoochies with the no-saliva rule, only to have it actually be a real thing. Poor kissless alien! Can I hope that this kind of toxicity is the kind you can build up resistance to, perhaps with lots of exposure? Lots and lots and lots of exposure? You should just be thorough in examining all your potential remedies, is all I’m saying. Explore all avenues—y’know, antibodies, immunity, et cetera. It’s science!)

Having his powers weakened would certainly be an interesting way to mitigate his dilemma, or at least the most painless way. Otherwise he’s stuck either leaving the planet or staying behind as a complete outsider, and man, it would really suck to be consigned to live forever. I’m sure there are evil geniuses out there who’d kill for that ability, but for somebody trying to live as mundanely as possible, there’s a bone-deep weariness that comes from that relentless daily grind, and it strikes me as some kind of hell on earth.

If Min-joon doesn’t find a way to somehow live more like a human (as pertains to the mortality question, specifically), it’s pretty tragic for him either way, because he’d have to choose to leave his love forever, or stay with her and then get left behind forever when she lived her natural life. Auuuugh, such a great conflict, but a terrible one at the same time since I don’t know how they’re going to solve it.

I advocate kisses.

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I really liked this ep. I finally saw (more of) how much SY cares for MJ, emotionally, and also how dedicated she can be to him. She actually does care about those close to her (she loves her family), though she acted like a diva with her manager and her cordi. Maybe that was her twisted way of showing her affection to them as well. I loved that there were repercussions to MJ kissing SY, because it gives us something to worry about, and it makes us wonder if he could ever get around it. Otherwise, what kind of relationship could they have, if he manages to stay past the 2 months he has left? Could they have a relationship in the 2 months he has left? I am looking forward to finding out the answers to my questions, as the drama unfolds. I love that the stakes are getting higher for the main characters: MJ’s secrets could be know very soon by many players (who are already suspecting a few things), and that means that things will get more complicated for him.

I had some questions while watching this ep.:

1-what is a mean breath rate (MBR increases by 20 fold)? 2-Are we supposed to lower the temperature (in a room) when someone is burning up with a fever? 3-When did he pursue her and rendered nearly unconscious? Was that about the kiss? (I don’t remember him rendering her nearly unconscious). 4-What did the prosecutor mean by “breaking down” the employees of the clinic? (question them?) 5-Manager (who wanted to sign SY with him) when talking to the mom, “why are you cos-playing as a mom?” what does “cos-playing mean here? 6-Lawyer Jang is not married, is he? 7-So, HK really does feel threatened by MJ, now that he suspects who he is? And knowing how SY feels about the mystery ajussi (sp?) HK’s feelings were strong in his last scene with MJ.

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for 5, cosplay usually means to dress up as something you're not. Song Yi's mom seems to just be cos-playing as Song Yi's mom for Song Yi's money, because regular moms don't do that LOL.

6-Lawyer Jang is married, as mentioned in a previous ep when he said his wife cooked food to bring to DMJ

7-i'm not sure if HK just feels threatened, but more like he's he has a bad feeling that DMJ will do something to SY. his emotion seemed more along the lines of fear rather than jealousy in my opinion.

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I would say the contrary for HK's reaction. I would say he originally felt jealous (we see multiple times his jealous streak) but with the suspicion that MJ is the man from 12 years ago that saved SY yet hasn't aged, he's probably worried and confused and probably doesn't trust MJ a bit. And I guess he's probably wondering why MJ's back in SY's life after all that time and what MJ's intentions towards SY is.

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i would say hk's reaction was fear based on jealousy - he can tell there's some kind of connection between sy and mj that he can't explain and therefore can't really challenge. i think hk's afraid that mj will come between him and sy (which mj already has done and DUH they're also the OTP for the show [which hk as a drama character wouldn't know but we as the audience can see]).

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Actually, I think the "cos-playing as a mom" for 5 referred to mom being offended about and refusing the man's offer for a contract for adult roles. As in - she has always been using her daughter as solely a money-making tool, something which seems to be well-known behind the scenes in the industry. So why try to defend her daughter now, since no-one else will make any offers to her anymore and he's willing to pay more than enough to get the disgraced star to take off her clothes in front of the camera - since that's all she's good for now.

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OMG. I seriously cried of laughter when she got stuck inside that sleeping bag lol. Ahhh this drama gets better and better each week. We're getting closer and closer to the whole truth reveal. LOVE IT! The suspense is at its highest so far :)

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Best. Scene. Ever. Just hilarious!

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The entire caterpillar in a sleeping bag was hilarious, and when they topped it off with the "twisty sideways bow" I was in tears from laughing!!!

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She even tried to act all coy and cute greeting Lawyer Jang as MJ's dad! Lol all done beautifully in a sleeping bag!

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I loved that scene. I think i had to pause to laugh, then rewind to admire her commitment to the bit.

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I know this is random. But soohyun's jawline is just so... I can't even. Gah.

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ooh ooh we can share. you can have his jawline and i can have his lips.
something about how that upper lip curves into a mustache that just looks so dam appealing.

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His lower lip is more appealing to my eyes. Oof, what are we talking about now? haha, we should be talking about the drama, the drama.

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Uhm... are you... claiming parts of Kim Soo Hyun? For yourselves...?

O_O

I'll take the emotive eyes and the feverish body!

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Ooohhh his emotive eyes! I LOVE them. They were what drew me to him initially when I watched MoonSun.

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What?! We are watching…a…drama…?….*snaps back to reality* Oh! Yes! Yes! Of COURSE we were!

lolz

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I'll just take the whole lips,I'm totally okay with that

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He's just so dreamy! Everything about him turns me on.. OMG! Let's talk about the drama.. Hahahaha.. I go in to la la land just mentioning him.. Omg!

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I need to like this comment, where is the like button when you need one!

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Me too. Love those lips to bits. There's something in the shape of his lips (and how they join at both ends) that I've not seen in any other actor. Very appealing.

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I'm more intrigued than attracted to his lips. I have never seen a lip shape like his and it's very awesome that it's all natural. Must be a distinct feature in his family.

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I'll just take the whole lips,I'm totally okay with that

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Can I have him all?? not just the lips? hahahaha I know. too dreamy of me to think that...but he's such a great catch!

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I fervently agree. His jawline...umph. I want all of him though, but most especially his voice. It makes me weak in the knees. Oh, but of course, we should talk about the drama...I have to keep focused.

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Yes to the voice! This is my first drama with him, and I gotta say, I'm loving it

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Sorry for distracting our focus with this post. Tsk, we should focus on the drama guys. The drama. Okay, and one and two and three... the episode was really good, tahahahaha...

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Yeah totally I can celebrate 2014 in way..way..way...happier.. and lusty..hahhaha

Is this approriate to write? lol

soohyun is on my toplist always!!!

and his husky broady manly voicee........ I CANT SLEEP!

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Yayyyyy!!! Recap! I always enjoy reading these after I watch the episodes. Today's episode was hilarious, though I think it slowed down a bit. I'm not complaining though. Do Min Joon getting sick from the kiss was the most adorable thing I've seen in a while :D

It seems like their first kiss did not involve enough saliva, but the second one must've involved some French kissing if he almost died from it LOL *dirty mind at work*

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Also, when Min Joon told the evil guy that he cannot be killed, I was wondering what the evil guy would do if he knew Min Joon's weakness... kiss him? Haha

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"I was wondering what the evil guy would do if he knew Min Joon’s weakness… kiss him?"

Good thing I wasn't drinking water at the time. I still almost choked on my own spit from laughter XD

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First he would capture Min Joon then torture him by making him watch and Listen to Miss A and their song Hush. After that when he gets done by this he will inject him with one of those timed capsules (That can be detonated by remote) which would contain either saliva or rather his own blood then turn Min Joon into his personal assassin.
Who will be kept in line with the threat of the capsule exploding and thus killing him . (If the following conditions are not met---- 1. Informing anyone of his actions or trying to tip people of etc... 2. Trying to tamper with the capsule [such as attempting to remove it via powers or having someone else do it.])
After he gets Min Joon to become his pet assassin his first victim/target will be Songi

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LMAO

There is no more thumbs up button. But your comment is gold. :D

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well I already thought they were going to kiss in the elevator. leaning close like that and all

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hahahahahahaha... Sometimes when they stare at each other's eyes, I do see some sexual friction there...

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Ikr. I actually shouted, "Kiss kiss!" when watching that scene.

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Lol. When I saw that scene I was thinking "this would be so hot if he weren't so evil. Wait. No. I take that back, it's still hot!"

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I'm dying reading your comment.. Bahahaha

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I clapped like a crazy seal. Oh dear, your comment. HAHAHAH

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just kiss made him sick for hours.. He will be weak with all the germs. I think his sickness concept is flawed idea.

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This. I thought I saw some weird, twisted tension coming from JK toward MJ at that moment, lol.

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bwahahaha!!! epic comment ever!

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I found the epilogue so cute!!

AND NOTE: for those that believe Jae Kyung is an alien, it doesn't add up because Jae Kyung is Hui Kyung's brother, and they've grown up together. As we all know, aliens don't age like we do so it wouldn't make sense for Jae Kyung to be a supernatural being.

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I suspected Jae Kyung could be an alien in episode 6 when he was in the elevator after his foiled murder attempt and looked straight up at the security camera, as if he knew Min Joon was watching him. For all we know, he could have killed off Hwi Kyung's real brother and brainwashed the family into thinking he's him.

I don't believe Jae Kyung will turn out to be an alien, but that ring of his is like The Lord of the Rings ring.

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but, but...! the memory deletion stick? he might have stolen that from the pug.... no wait I am confusing two alternate realities

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for some reason, i thought of the memory stick being swiped from lawyer jang's hand. :'(.

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My favorite scene this episode was definitely the aftermath of the kiss. I mean, can we get that heart monitor all the time? I get a huge kick out of it. We literally get to SEE these two people fall in love and it's just so purrfect. Hyorin's singing in the background just made that scene even sweeter.

Something i'm sure many of us are wondering -- If a kiss does that to Min Joon.. I suspect he'll drop dead if they ever do get it on? Can they please find a way around that? I just don't want min joon to shy away from any kissing or *winkwink* just knowing that his body/powers will be weakened. All that pent up sexual frustration will do him no good, either.

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Maybe the fever is because of pent up sexual frustration....I'm thinking he should do something about that, it could be serious, left unattended. All in the name of health and all, you know.

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Yes, whatever needs to be done in the name of health!

Times like these when i miss the like button :(

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I also think they should be much more intimate, for the sake of both their health, but everyone seems to want them to kiss more. If it's the saliva that's so deadly, then they can just kiss everywhere except on the mouth, and take care of that debilitating sexual tension. They need a small break from all the evilness of everyone else-how about a weekend in bed?

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Did I just say a kdrama no-no?

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I think he'd better build up some immunity, or he yawns and one well aimed spit ball could take him down. Evil hyung would be all over that, especially with that challenge he issued, all "You can't kill me." I was both super impressed at his moment of being all tough and awesome, and nervous, thinking in his weakened condition, all evil hyung had to do was sneeze on him and he might be down for the count.

Is it weird that I still don't straight up dislike Se Mi? I kind of sympathize with her/mostly pity her. She's made some choices and let herself get pretty bitter and it's spilling out now. I just want to see her come to realize it and somehow grow as a result. I'd much rather see her somehow come to truly be friends with Song-Yi than spiral out of control.

And oh my goodness, caterpillar Song-Yi, you just might be my favorite thing. It just kept getting funnier the longer she struggled, culminating in her awesome New Years bow. Ha!

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I'm with you on Se Mi. JB doesn't give her much slack (not even close to what she gives our heroine, who has flaws equally destructive and cruel). I think she's an honestly nice person, but has fallen too far into the martyr role and built up so many resentments that come out in ugly ways. Strangely, I saw her telling Hwi-kyung about Min-joon's identity as more of a selfless move, because she's giving him the opportunity to get in there and get her away from a man who could potentially steal his true love away. Maybe it's how Yoo In-Na is portraying her rather than the writing, but I find her character really interesting.

I also really loved Hwi-kyung this episode--how honest he was with Se-mi--he really is a good guy as well, even if he's ridiculously blinded by Song-Yi. I'd really like to see them end up together, because Hwi-kyung always sees the best in Se-mi and makes her feel like a good person, and Se-Mi wouldn't have to rely on Hwi-kyung like he imagines Song-yi does, which is what drives his out of control obsession.

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I agree with you about Semi.

Her reveal didn't seem all dark or bad like JB said, and I'm not sure where she got that from. To me, I couldn't read what was going through her head then. Now, if she revealed it to Song Yi, then it would seem more like she's trying to separate them, but she told Hui Kyung.

Anyway, I don't think she's going to be the antagonist like DB said she might. It seems to go against the whole theme of making friends and trusting people.

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Yeah, I can't figure out Se-mi either. I know part of it has to do with the fact that I really like Yoo In-na though. Still, my biases aside, I can't just write her off. When she said that she and Song-yi were never friends, I think she was also trying to convince herself. I do think she's being manipulative by talking to Do Min-joon, but that manipulation is partially based in curiosity over his lack of aging, so I still can't write her off for that.

About that photo - I don't think I would be able to positively ID Do Min-joon from it. I look at the photo and I just see a guy with black hair who could be a thousand other guys with black hair and that build.

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I agree with the Se-Mi bit. I don't want to hate her, for some reason. After all, as likable as Song-Yi is for her humor, she waaaas a total b*tch to begin with. (She's stuck up for Se-Mi and has helped her get roles, but I haven't seen her ... be THERE for Se Mi? As maybe they could have shown in the past? Or - Is that all you can do as a best friend, and try to reap so much credit?) I get the feeling Song-Yi wouldn't congratulate her on the lead role even if she had told the truth. Who would if it was a result of them hitting rock bottom, I guess. But she insults Se-Mi's acting. Probably because she's offended, yes. But also because she's Song-Yi. No one's better than her.

If I were BFF-Song-Yi, I would urge that only my BFF-Se-Mi get that part, if anyone does- but she would never want anyone to have it. Though, these recaps do make good points about her being caring, underneath it all, and of course it's becoming more apparent. (It's probably a faded memory by now, but her most tender moment, to me - or at least one of the first - was when she offered her brother money in the hospital. Just looking after him. Being a big sis.) And Se-Mi has never interfered with Hee-Kyung's feelings before, so she mustn't be ALL phony, especially when Song-Yi's never even considered him. She kinda has the right to go after him? I think she's definitely picked the wrong choice in words when speaking to Song-Yi, no less. Big F-up. I keep hoping that her attempts to reconcile with Song-Yi are genuine and not just to get to Hee-Kyung. She does dislike when her mother basks in Song-Yi's shortcomings.

Fortunately, It's never crossed my mind that Jae Kyung is an alien. I think that would spoil how special Min-Joon is, and I'm glad I never thought that. But I could just be the most naive one here. We'll see!

Oh and the bit about JK kissing MJ, in the comments. Yeah. That was hilarious. Haha.

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the overly emphasized bow that song yi did as the caterpillar killed me! i am LOVING her physical humor in this show. she commits to the joke so well!

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yes!!! that was hiLAARious! accompanied by the super saccharine voice and polite new year's greeting. killing me.

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I spent the entire first part of the episode - with the split screen heart monitors - HOWLING with laughter. And I second JB's amusement that the no saliva sharing is actually a real thing - "it's science!"...me = cry laughing.

Creepy Hyung is off the charts shady. Do manager's threat in the elevator was perfect and I really hope we get to see him actually kick that guy's ace.

Cannot figure out Se Mi's villain angle though. One minute she's evil and the next she seems to be nice again.

More kisses!.....for science of course.

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And oh, I just came off of listening to some of Royal Pirates' covers when i saw your choice for song of the day!

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@Ivoire

I think the manager meant "pretending" when he said "cosplay"

ALSO I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS DRAMA I CAN'T WAIT FOR TOMORROW ^^

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This is one unpredictable drama but the ratings decrease for about 1.3%.

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It could be due to the premiere of Age of Feeling.

Then again, I'm not really concerned about the ratings, as long as the show works for me. TK2H didn't really receive spectacular ratings but it owns a huge part of my heart. One of my top fave dramas.

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Not a bad drop, still in the 20s.

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I love that all the solutions involve kisses. I am fully behind this plan.

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Especially since the antidote to the kisses is a sponge bath?

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This is one unpredictable drama but the ratings decrease for about 1.3%..

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Yes to more kisses! Always. Hee. :)

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Kisses can solve anything! Very excited to see how his abilities will change in the next couple of episodes!

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Love MJ! He kissed SY even though he knew it would harm him. Life be damned!

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Thanks for this! This drama keeps getting better and better; I can't remember the last time such a show has aired. :)

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Song-yi moving around in the sleeping bag made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Just when I finally stopped laughing, her funny-awkward bow to the lawyer made me laugh some more. She has great comedic timing. The elevator show down between Big Bad Oppa/Hyung and Min-joon was great. Se-mi's character continues to disappoint, though she's doing her job as Second Female Lead in stirring up conflict between our main couple. Hwi-kyung is so earnest and adorable, even when he rejects Se-mi. Finally, I love the epilogue. It shows that Min-joon has a pattern of saving people and is a true superhero, even though he is so very grumpy about it. But my biggest concern is: How will the writers solve the problem of kissing-will-make-our-hero-sick? Because this couple needs to kiss more!

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I think he is imagining it. it might be all in his head..... it is not the kiss it is himself

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It will be dangerous is she goes to Hwi-kyung's villa. I'm sure it's his family's villa which means his brother would know where it is and would probably go after her. She is safe with Min-joon. I think he is going to have to reveal things very soon in order to keep her safe. All Min-joon wanted was to quietly live on the sidelines; but now he will have to become an active player, or Song-yi could very well lose her life.

I also loved the back story for Lawyer Jang and Min-joon; and yes the casting was dead-on.

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I thought exactly the same thing-she's completely oblivious to the danger coming at her, and Min Joon will really panic now! Her 'boyfriend' (yeah right) is only worried about them being together-that's his big fear.

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I don't think she will go. I think she knows its him that kept saving her.

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I really hope she doesn't wind up at that villa. I'm also kind of upset that Hwi-kyung knows she's staying with Min-joon, b/c he'll let it slip to his evil brother. And evil brother will try to kill two birds with one stone, since he's got them both in the same place and all. As soon as he gets the USB, he's totally going to try. I hope Min-joon makes a million copies just to be safe.

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Or better yet, just post the files on the internet.

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I agree with you, PollyRose. I kind of sympathize with Se Mi and kind of identify with her. When it's just your nature to be overly nice, people get uncomfortable and feel like they have to walk on eggshells around you and you end up manipulating them into being nice back without realizing it. Se Mi has gotten to the point where she's aware of how she's manipulating them and learned how to use it to get what she wants. And she's become very bitter from years of people being distant because she's too nice, and not really noticing her pain. The thing is though, she's a 2D character and she can't seem to see what's going on inside, though it does seen she has a moral compass, she's been suppressing it and that's disappointing.

Caterpillar sleeping bag bow OMG. Someone please make a gif. Idk how but this must happen :D

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I've been refreshing dis web from 10 am... thanx.. finally!

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Actually, the main villain is Jae-Kyung's Secretary. FYI, the actor's name Lee Yi-Kyung is at no.1 search on Naver.com as of today. So I'm guessing we'll get to know his character's name soon enough, and maybe (if it happens) viewers will be able to explore his past and his reasons in commiting some gruesome acts right now. I've been quite interested with this character since episode 7 when he sneaked in to kidnap Song-yi. Now that was a lot of suspense and the way his eyes...CREEPY (in a guilty pleasure way). I won't be surprised if this character becomes a main supporting cast later on and I'm sure we viewers would want to know his name soon.

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I know he doesn't have a name, but he's doing all these things and we see so much of him.

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Wasn't he in School 2013? The guy driving creepy brothers car? I am pretty sure he was one of the "bad" students who becomes a better person.

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The actor playing creepy Hyung's driver is Lee Yi Kyung. And yes, he was in School 2013. Together with Lee Ji Hoon, they were the sidekicks to the "baddie" Oh Jung Ho (played by Kwak Jung Wook).

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Ohhhh. Thanks! I knew I'd seen him somewhere before and I couldn't figure out where.

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Ditto. He sure looks grown up.

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yayyyyy! Glad to see Yi-kyung get some love :D

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Actually, when I first really noticed him as a bigger character was when he injected whatever into Song-Yi's IV after Min-Joon left the hospital (followed by near death car incident).

My first reaction was that he purposefully had the same hair as Min-Joon, his face was covered making him kinda look like Min-Joon, and that Min-Joon was somehow gonna get framed for it for "knowing so much about medicine" and after taking one look at the "CCTV". Totally saw the whole scenario play out in my head. Glad I was way off on that. I keep wanting to comb his damn hair back! It still makes me nervous. Lol?

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Love it...love it...A LOT ?

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Okay so I was thinking maybe it really could be an immunity thing, since when he first discovered he couldn't exchange saliva (the spit in coffee) he was in bed for a whole week, according to lawyer jang.
But after his kissing session with Song-Yi he seems to have felt better the next day. Maybe with exposure he'll feel less and less effected by it?
I don't know, but i don't want this to be his kryptonite! NO

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there might have been some term in the contract when she was a child star, that her mother should be consulted although I have no idea why. she does seem to have some conscious though.

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Can somebody please explain why Song-Yi's mother is the one being approached with the contracts? This has been done by both the old agency to renew the contract and is now the case with the possible new contract. Seems to me this goes beyond just trying to influence somebody by getting their mom on your side. I mean Song-Yi is of legal age to make her own decisions, what's up with that? Is there something I don't get?

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Song-yi started working as a minor and, as a minor, her mother would have had the power to deal with agencies directly on her behalf. This arrangement has continued into her adulthood because Song-yi seems to have no interest in doing this for herself.

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I had the thought that he's going to become human and that's why he's been feeling cold when he didn't before, etc.

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I LOVE THIS EPISODE! Especially the part SY was crawling on the floor. Can't stop laughing! hahahajahha

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Everyone getting closer to the truth. I was waiting for Song Yi to put two and two together ever since the mechanic told her something (or someone) must have stopped her car with no brakes. Her digging through a bloody trashcan icked me out, though. I wish I had zoom in my memories like Hwi Kyung.

At first, I was screaming at “Abeonim,” “Are you trying to out him?” With his “he doesn’t need to go to the hospital” and “don’t spit in his porridge or something serious will happen.” But then Min Joon goes and outs himself to Jae Kyung. I am so upset Min Joon is losing his powers. I won’t be surprised if Jae Kyung is the first one to find out Min Joon is an alien. Min Joon needs to change Song Yi’s passcode so murderers can’t just let themselves in.

When Song Yi mentioned Min Joon’s “mother,” I realized we’ve never seen Lawyer Jang’s wife. Doesn’t Song Yi find it weird how his mother did not even visit her own son when he was sick? I’m glad Song Yi understands her father didn’t mean it and only said it in the heat of the moment. Looking forward to a reconciliation. And is Mom getting redeemed already?

Song Yi talking to Lawyer Jang through the peephole in her sleeping bag was hysterical, especially how she kept alternating from her eye to her mouth. Strange how Se Mi didn’t keep her old manager.

Thanks for the recap, javabeans!

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I think song-yi realized it was strange too that his mother wouldn't visit her own sick son, which is why she asked min joon if he was closer to his dad -- something that she herself identifies with.

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The sleeping bag totally made me think of the gaebul Song Yi keeps wanting to eat. So funny!

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song-yi the caterpillar! hahahaha

oh my god, i wish min-joon would expose jae-kyung for what he is while he still has his powers! his powers being on the blink is making me nervous. he has the usb, and he knows for sure now that JK is a threat to song-yi's safety... he's gonna start acting soon, right?!

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Did I miss something about the lost "like" button? I "liked" it so much. Any explanation? Or is it just my computer malfunctioning?

I would LOVE to have the "like" button back if only for agreeing with folks and not having to bother people with posting my own comments (which are not nearly as entertaining as most of the other commenters, in my opinion!)

Thanks for any update on this!

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Thought (if I am capable):
A man arm-grabbing a man is kinda hot. well.... imagine.
Caterpillar bhahahaa. Omg this character is awesomely hilarious
Jae Kyung.... not intimidating, if you say you are letting someone live. It would be creepier if you said you kinda liked his guts or lets see where you go from here
Epsecially when the guy leans so close I am about to think he is gonna kiss you
Maybe it is all in his head, the saliva thing. Psychological effect, don´t be fooled? Like he was saying in class.

Where did that photo surface now

Anyway, great episode. Meaty.

AND OMG I KNOW WHY HE IS DOING THE INTERVIEW. He´s gonna „call home”! he is going to SEND the TAPE and not going to leave himself. Right? Am I right? RIGHT?

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"when the guy leans so close I am about to think he is gonna kiss you"
-> well, in all logic, if Jae Kyung learns about the saliva thing, the most expedient way to take Min Joon out will be to give him a big smooch! ah ah

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is the evil brother trying to set up my min joon?..lol..
then why did they get the things in MJ table..hmmm..

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According to mj's character description he is 7 times more sensitive than humans. So somehow I don't think it was just the saliva that knocked him out, wink wink.

So funny when SY asked increduously was it your 1st time and MJ was like sheepishly how could that be ....

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Kim Soo Hyun is such an amazing actor. He has chemistry with everyone - the leading lady, the younger version, thinking back even with Suzy in Dream High. The age difference is very apparent but he pulls it off so effortlessly.

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Except with Han Ga In in MoonSun. She's his chemistry Kryptonite.

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Yeah, but who does she have chemistry with? Not to come at Han Ga In, but oh the things I've heard about her acting (bad things). The only drama of hers that I've seen is Witch Amusement, but I couldn't make it through, so I just read the recaps by the end.

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I second that. He is really good. He IS the 400-year-old alien, without question. He has made this character so real that I used to laugh every time Song-yi asked, "How old are you?" And I would say, "Older than you are, girl."

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I have always wanted to ask since the first episode, what kind of lecturer is Do Min Joon and what subject did he teach in the class? Because I love him very badly that I wanted a lecturer like him esp since the subject he taught seems to be an interesting one ;)

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It has to be sociology I would imagine.

He had that class about how humans build up a whole ritual around dating and falling in love, although the ultimate aim is actually the procreation of the species.

Also, the whole "love" is a concept that society has come up with, but it really is a combination of hormones+dopamine that makes you fall in love.

I would love to have a lecturer like him though I would probably stop paying attention in class and just spend my time ogling him!

In the meanwhile, I will accept that my love for this drama is the reaction of my brains secreting loads of dopamine every Wed and Thurs!;)

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Yeah, once in college I had a really hot calculus professor who would gradually strip every class. (He started with a lot of layers.) Good to look at, but a huge jerk. I'll take the Do Min-joon version!

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The little sign at the office shared by him and others, it says psychology.

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I might be imagining things but it seemed like the evil oppa's ring turned off the elevator camera in SY's apartment when he was threatening MJ? I noticed he twisted it and then a red light showed in the camera.

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I'm thinking he's using the ring to turn off the CCTV's-see the red light go on?

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I think that's just because it's a blinking light, it goes on and off... And then Jae Kyung stepped forward not to be in the camera's line of vision

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I'm renaming everyone in this drama starting now.

From now on Min-joon is Clark Kent/Superman.
Song-yi is Lois Lane.
Jae-kyung is Lex Luthor.
Lawyer Jang is Jonathan Kent.
Human saliva is kryptonite.

And I'm out of Superman references but seriously surely I'm not the only one to see this am I? Although the overwhelming majority of people here are female and probably not into comics so maybe I am.

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I already saw it three episodes ago and was wondering if anyone saw my Superman-Dream-Casting with K Drama actors.... although it was not with the same actors, but I pondered about a Superman Korean version in Open Thread once.

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Lois Lane was boring to me. Song-yi is the total opposite and 100x more exciting.

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I always liked Lana Lang more (although this impression is based on the tv show smallville.)

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Loved Lana :). Kristin Kreuk is just as pretty as Jeon Ji-hyeon. Lois Lane is like my mom's generation heroine.

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OMG! I just can't get enough of this drama. I already put this drama on favorite on my viki account since 3 months ago while Heirs was still on air because of Jun Ji Hyun. Then I came across The Thieves while looking for a kmovie to watch and that's when I fell in love with Kim Soo Hyun. OMG! That kiss in the movie was damn hot even if it is one sided.. His jaw, his lips, his eyes, his body, the way he act, I can't even *drop dead* (x_x)

Anyway going back to their pairing, I was already anticipating that their chemistry will be off the hook since seeing them together at the Thieves. I just love this drama so much that I've been having withdrawal symptoms since the drama started. I started stalking KSH and JJH on the web. It's really bad.. And the 15 secconds kiss, I literally stop breathing and start shaking furiously.. Omg! JJH is not an Alist actress for no reason.. She brings life to her character and she had me dying from laughter (e.g. Caterpillar song yi, rapping song yi, trying to open MJ apartment, etc. too much to mention everything).. One minute she's sad then the next minute she's laughing, she makes me feel her character's emotions.. As for KSH, he gets you so mesmerize with both looks and acting.. I can't even.. I don't wanna go again in to la la land.. He's just so dreamy..

Anyway this drama is absolutely one of the best that i have ever seen and instantly became one my my fave..

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I've been refreshing like crazy! I must be nuts.... I have never followed any drama like this... After IHYV, this the best I've seen! I never followed any drama as passionately as this... I refreshed Google like made and at last got to watch the RAW Episode 9 and much later I watched it again with the English sub... Oh my I sound like a crazed stalker! Hahahaha...
Okay I finally slept and woke up to see the review... Love to read the review and what others has to say...

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...oh my! My spellings... Can we have "Edit" button please?

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Me too! I love I Hear Your Voice! I thought it was the best drama ever, but I watched it when it had already finished airing, so I was able to marathon the episodes. But You From Another Star makes me suffer because I have to wait week after week! It drives me crazy! I watch it raw on viki as soon as it's uploaded and watch it again when the subtitles are completed. Oh I don't know how I shall bear another week of deprivation of this show!

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yikes I think my reply disappeared last night. Anyway, what you said about this and IHYV just rings so true for me!

IHYV and YMAS are the only shows that I'm so obsessive about I'll hunt all over for unsubbed bad quality streaming just to find out what's going on.

And I feel like there are so many parallels between the two shows!
- the whole noona and younger hot guy romance
- the male leads are also the one with the super powers
- they are also the ones who have to play personal bodyguard

That said, I think the chemistry between the leads in this show is better than in IHYV.

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I know Min Joon meant well when he said "You can't kill me" to Jae Kyung, but a part of me is severly worried for his safety. He really is going at all costs to keep her alive, even going as far to reveal that he isn't human to Jae Kyung. Since they've kind of stolen his stuff from his office, I'm also very worried that they might somehow frame him with that as well. That idea seems to be going through Jae Kyung's mind at the moment, since he knows that Min Joon is being suspected.

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Here's something I am struggling with. Didn't she kiss him on the boat? He seemed fine then but now he's really, really sick. That makes no sense. Even though this drama is really good, I hate such major details being ignored. Holding out hope that there's more than just saliva making him sick.

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They probably didn't exchange saliva (or at least only a bit of it) enough for him to be sick. I'd say he's quite affected though because when he teleported back to his house, he turned up at the staircase and lost his balance. If he's completely okay, he'll be able to teleport perfectly. :)

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Yeah now that I think about it.. He fell on the staircase after teleporting back from the boat.. Hehehe

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And let's not forget that he could not hold the freeze then. He lost his concentration and that's why she was able to kiss him. Hehehe.

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I think because that kiss wasn't exactly deep - it was more of a peck. This one probably "involved" more saliva.

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Maybe there's no saliva involve on the first kiss.

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You never know, there might be flashbacks in the later episodes to show the effects of the boat kiss - maybe just some minor discomforts.

I've learnt to stop questioning and just let this drama unfold in its own pace, and call out the discrepancy, if any, after it ends, or further down the road. Look at the saliva issue. It was already mentioned in ep1 but it took 8 eps to finally address it.

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No saliva was exchanged during that kiss, but remember when he teleported back to his apartment, he lost his footing and tumbled down those stairs, then remember the next time he also landed on his tail bone. Ouch!! who knows with the passage of time he may be able to build up an immunity against it. The firs time they said he was sick for a week, very sick, this time a round he was sick for 1 day. who knows his body may be building up an immunity against the toxins.

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Okay, not to be really gross, but we don't know how muuuch spit the guy put in Min-joon's tea back in the 1970s. Was it like hawking up a loogie, or just a phew kind of thing? The amount must make a difference. I'm leaning towards loogie if it made Min-joon sick for a week. That's definitely more spit than a kiss, even the French kind.

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He did fall sick a bit... His lawyer friend asks him if he is okay the next day... watch that episode again... Not much saliva was exchanged, a bit so I guess he didn't become too sick, just a bit weak.

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The drama seems to be going fast or is it just because I got used to dramas going oh so slow? Anyway, we got a bit of info regarding Min Joon's powers and a glimpse on Song Yi's past with her father. My question finally got answered with that one. I've always wondered why the day of the accident, she was so touchy and was screaming at Hui Kyeong when all he did was give her flowers. When I saw that scene, I was like, "Oh! So that's why!"

I was thinking that Jae Kyung is not human, as in he might be an alien too, but he got Yoora pregnant. He's not affected by exchanging saliva or other body fluids. So what is he?! Is he just extremely twisted? I'm going to go crazy. >.<

Semi officially on the dark side. I think that Hui Kyeong is in danger of going there too. It's amazing how jealousy can make people change for he worse.

Ah, there's so many things I like about this episode like Min Joon confronting Jae Kyung, caterpillar Song Yi, mom actually acting like a mom, and Lawyer Jang. Oh Lawyer Jang, I love youuuuu. Cheers to shipping the two!

Can't wait for the next episode. I watch it the moment it gets available even without subs. I even set an alarm to wake up by the time it gets uploaded. I haven't been this crazy over a drama for a while now. Thanks for the recaps, javabeans!

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I'm still a bit confused how Semi revealing that info was her going to the dark side though, other than some dramatic music playing in the back.

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Hwi-kyung asked her not to tell him who the mystery man was, because he didn't want to know or have his jealousy stirred. Se-mi has been dangling that information over his head like a weapon and/or threat, especially threatening to tell Song-yi (and killing Hwi-kyung's chances with her). Now that he has rejected her, Se-mi did what he requested that she not do and unleashed that info. I don't hate her for it, but the divulging was definitely motivated with malicious intent.

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If Se Mi really love Hwi Kyung & Song Yi as best friend, she should tell Song Yi about Min Joon incident (12 years ago) instead of Hwi Kyung. So, Song Yi could go ahead with her first love.

But, she didn't, she chooses tell Hwi Kyung and ruin everything. Because Se Mi holds a grudge to everyone.

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I am sorry to say but I choose to disagree with you on this point. You say that Semi did this with malicious intent and perhaps some of her Dark Side was showing up. I choose to believe that it was concern for her friend and friendship that was the motivating factor over here.

Yes Hwi-Kyung didn't want to know but think about it this way what does Semi gain by telling him. Nothing if she had Dark Thoughts telling Songi would have been better. Since if Songi had feelings for the mystery man and knowing about the person would have better chance of her going to him thus Semi would have a better chance with Hwi-Kyung. Infact even informing him of Min Joons identity would be a good way to loose him. Since he would want to protect Songyi even more (which is exactly what happened). So infact she has everything to loose by informing him yet she did so.
Therfore I have to say that it was motivated more out of friendship than jealousy. Perhaps I want to see the good in her so my judgement may be cloudy if that is the case I am sorry also if I have offended you in any way again my apology.
All that I have to say is that Min Joon is starting to act recklessly all because he is falling for Songyi and he doesn't even realize it yet :)

Have to say that it was nice to see the younger person being wiser over here and giving good advice to the older person. Though that is not what it looks like :)

Have more to say but being busy have to go for now will love to hear from all of you soon. Till then Take Care :)

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Nailed it. That's exactly what I've been thinking. I see where Se-Mi gets a little pissy but is either too humble to show it or does and then f*cks up a relationship - but I feel like if her intentions were so bad, it would just be so much more apparent. Her giving out the info just because HeeKyung asked doesn't put her in the wrong. If anything, HeeKyung would be a little selfish for not wanting SongYi to know. Especially is SeMi IS doing it for the sake of SongYi's feelings.

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Nice job dramabeans! Im really exited to watch this drama!!m0re , i want m0re of kim s0o hyun and gianna jun sweetness+humur!

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Couple questions I've been having:

What do those two guys in the bookshop who are always joking around do?

Don't Jaekyung and Hwi-kyung have an older brother? I thought there were 3 sons?

It wasn't in this episode, but I do love how protective Song Yi's brother is of her.

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I think the oldest brother died, if I remember correctly.

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Thanks for recapping that soo quickly!! Greatly appreciated. : )

I haven't watched this episode as yet but I can't wait to read tomorrow's recap of episode 10. I love the part where MJ threatens that Dr. Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde jerk. It's about time someone makes him shiver a bit cause he sure has that affect everytime I see him on screen. I'm I the only one that feels his brother Hwi-kyung resembles the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland. Those darn vaneers are killer!! Lol

Anyway, it was a good episode, I'm with most of you when it comes to the swapping of bodily fluids thing. Writers please rectify this problem pronto! Although, the key to him becoming human may just be a good lay. I hope it happens, so that he realizes he is slowly losing his powers and becoming more human because of it. Here's to hoping! ; )

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Can anyone till me the name of the song when they kissed eachother ): please!!

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It's Hello by Sistar's Hyorin. It's not released yet though. I wanna hear the whole song too. T^T

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I thought the Hong Sisters topped the Kdrama Premise Contest when they had their heroine touch Master to *poof* ghosts.

But this "I WILL KISS YOU so you'll turn human and live and grow old with me" is great too.

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OMG. MJ is the best

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