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Age of Feeling: Episode 22

War comes to Shanghai by means of an incredibly deadly game of telephone, which—if that doesn’t already sound fun to you—is actually one of the better sequences we’ve seen lately. The stakes go as high as they can get as our hero pits one foe against the other in order to dominate the weakened winner, and for maybe the first time ever, he gets to experience a fight from a perspective that doesn’t end with blunt force trauma or multiple stab wounds. Our baby is all grown up now.

Ratings-wise, Age of Feeling beat out competitor Three Days for first with a solid 12.3%, while the latter show dropped to a still-respectable 11.0%.

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EPISODE 22 RECAP

On their way to Denkai’s funeral, Jung-tae and Leader Seol share a tense exchange about the upcoming war against Ilgookhwe. Jung-tae asks Leader Seol to promise to give Ok-ryun back to him when the fighting is over, which Leader Seol will only grant if Ilgookhwe is thoroughly defeated.

Kaya spots Jung-tae as he enters the funeral hall and pulls him aside, so she can give him one last chance to leave before things get ugly. “There’s no reason you should die for Hwangbang,” she argues.

Jung-tae’s reply is simple: he’s not fighting for Hwangbang. Knowing that there’s no convincing him, Kaya conveys her hope that he’ll stay alive in order for him to be able to see the girl he loves again. The one that isn’t her.

Leader Seol tries to make an issue of Aoki’s presence at the funeral, since it wouldn’t be good for Aoki’s job position if he has ties to Ilgookhwe. Both of them know the truth, but of course they’d rather just dance around it instead.

Before Aoki goes, he whispers a farewell to Jung-tae, like he’s sure this’ll be the last time he sees him alive.

Leader Seol gets nervous when Jung-tae shares his predictions for how the fight will go down, especially since Ilgookhwe has now trapped them inside. This is all according to Jung-tae’s plan, since he knows that Aoki will use the time they’re at the funeral to attack Hwangbang and Club Shanghai.

That still doesn’t answer Leader Seol’s chief concern as to what will happen to them, since they’re the only two in a room filled with Ilgookhwe soldiers.

When Kaya declares that the war has begun, Leader Seol cowers behind Jung-tae for protection as Aka slowly advances on them. All of a sudden he’s calling Jung-tae as his son, as if to remind him of his filial duty to protect his father.

And for a second, you kind of hope Jung-tae will just step aside and let Aka at the crotchety old man. But Leader Seol knows that Jung-tae is only protecting him to threaten/remind him of his promise regarding Ok-ryun, since his life now depends on Jung-tae’s protection.

Just as Jung-tae predicted, Aoki uses the opportunity to take a contingent of Japanese soldiers to Club Shanghai in order to find the documents stolen from his office.

Il-hwa runs the operation with the Bangsamtongians, who have abandoned the club in order to set the trap Aoki just fell into. While they head to the telephone office, more Japanese soldiers invade Hwangbang with a warrant to investigate Leader Seol’s opium dealings.

But Baek-san is prepared for their arrival, and orders his own soldiers to follow the Japanese soldiers’ every move to make sure that they don’t plant any evidence to frame them.

Dokku and Ok-ryun hide out in the compound, and she has to find out through him that a war is even happening and that Jung-tae is at the center of it. Naturally, Ok-ryun’s life hangs in the balance should Jung-tae lose.

Jung-tae and Aka fight while everyone else watches, and though Jung-tae is able to get some damaging hits in, Aka can’t feel a thing—but just because he can’t feel pain doesn’t mean he can’t be hurt, since he suddenly finds himself unable to use his sword hand thanks to a bone-crushing precision blow from Jung-tae.

Il-hwa and two lackeys fight their way into the telephone office, where Old Man Fly and So-so have already installed themselves as operators per the plan.

They’ve brought with them a Strategy Table made for war covered in a map of Shanghai and multiple phones, with each of them sporting sinister and important-looking red lights. I don’t know what the plan is, but it at least looks cool.

Jung-tae proves victorious in his fight with Aka when Aka starts spitting up blood and can no longer stand. Despite his firm will to keep fighting, his body just won’t cooperate.

Ah, okay. So the Telephone Office Plan is to divide Ilgookhwe’s forces by “calling” from their properties, like one of their banks, in order to fool Ilgookhwe HQ into thinking their branches are being attacked.

That way, they’ll send their soldiers to where the attacks are supposedly coming from, leaving their HQ vulnerable. Control of the telephone office is key in making sure that Ilgookhwe can’t contact any of their branches by re-routing their calls.

Kaya gets word of their bank being attacked, and has the gall to actually look betrayed when she realizes that Jung-tae’s behind it. What part about war was not made clear to her?

Yamamoto is running things while Kaya’s at the funeral, and no sooner does he send some men off to stop the reported bank attack does another call come in.

So-so acts as the operator and connects Yamamoto to the northern bank branch this time (the western branch was the first), when in reality the call gets routed right to Il-hwa’s Strategy Table. One of the lackeys, acting like a panicked member of Ilgookhwe, reports that there’s been an attack on the northern branch and calls for immediate reinforcements.

While the Bangsamtongians snigger at how seamlessly their prank is going, Yamamoto does just as expected and sends not one, but two contingents of soldiers to aid the northern branch. (Japanese soldiers get to run through the streets of Shanghai with impunity, I guess.)

Il-hwa pulls the same stunt with Ilgookhwe’s casino, even though there’s a minor flub when So-so connects Yamamoto to a teahouse instead of the Strategy Table. Cue an Il-hwa eye roll.

But the reconnection does the trick, and the plan works flawlessly. Yamamoto ends up sending away every soldier he had at Ilgookhwe HQ, which leaves him defenseless.

Now the second phase begins, with the muscle men of Bangsamtong attacking the main branch of Bank Ilgookhwe, the one they hadn’t reported as being attacked.

And when the call comes in from the bank to report the real attack, So-so routes it to Ilgookhwe HQ without contacting the police. Now they just have to wait for Jung-tae to escape.

Since there are no more soldiers left, Kaya and her men are the only ones able to go defend their main branch—meaning that she can’t continue her fight with Jung-tae or Leader Seol. Ah, so that’s why Il-hwa knew Jung-tae would be able to escape.

While Kaya tries to contact Aoki at Club Shanghai, Leader Seol and Jung-tae leave the lion’s den unscathed. At Leader Seol’s urging, Jung-tae explains that the next part of their plan is to attack Ilgookhwe’s soldiers while they’re divided for a better chance at success.

Aoki’s men don’t find a trace of the stolen documents in the club, only maps of Ilgookhwe’s banks and casinos in and around Shanghai. Kaya contacts him there to tell him that all their bank branches are being attacked, and also their main branch.

He’s taken aback, but keeps a level head and orders that all Ilgookhwe’s men be sent away from the smaller branches in order to defend the main branch.

But Kaya forbids him from lending support with his contingent of soldiers from the Imperial Japanese Army, since they can’t be caught helping Ilgookhwe. She promises to handle the bank attacks on her own, and leaves Aoki to find whatever damning intel on Leader Seol he can.

Jung-tae finally joins the team in the telephone office, and they talk about the next phase of their plan: Ilgookhwe’s forces, tired from scurrying from branch to branch, will converge on the main branch where Hwangbang’s men will be stationed.

They expect a war to break out between the two sides, which means they’ll both destroy each other while Jung-tae and the Bangsamtongians (my new band name) sit back and watch with the money they stole from the main branch.

Jung-tae sends Hwangbang’s men to the main branch to fight Ilgookhwe’s soldiers, under the pretense that war has finally broken out between the factions.

So-so does the live reporting for the battle, and happily tells the team that Ilgookhwe’s forces are being overwhelmed by Hwangbang’s. With that, Jung-tae moves onto the next step by calling Aoki at Club Shanghai, just as the latter seems to be figuring out that they’ve been duped.

Over the phone, Jung-tae makes Aoki’s temper flare by pointing out the trap, and how he fell right into it. He claims he’s left Aoki a present, which Aoki guesses to be the map of Ilgookhwe’s properties—he’s figured that out, at least, and wants Jung-tae to face him like a man and fight.

But Jung-tae gets angry with him for being so petty, and reminds him that there’s more important things at stake besides a duel between the two of them. Like the lives of his people and Ilgookhwe’s, for instance.

Aoki is not happy that he’s been had, but his top priority turns to finding a way to prevent Ilgookhwe’s soldiers (the ones who’ll be converging on the main branch after being sent on a wild goose chase) from being massacred.

While Kaya joins the battle at the main branch, Aoki decides to defy her orders by sending the Imperial troops he has to aid Ilgookhwe’s forces. His lackey acts like there are actually citizens and/or police in the ghost town of Shanghai and worries that Aoki will lose his job if it’s discovered that he used military forces to help Ilgookhwe.

However, Aoki is beyond caring about his position at this point, when his chief concern is saving Kaya and Ilgookhwe from the trap they’ve fallen into.

Team Bangsamtong learns that Aoki is going to join the fight himself, which was part of their plan and one of their goals. There’s only one final call So-so has to make, which Jung-tae leaves in her hands.

Aoki and a couple of soldiers arrive at the battlefront to find Ilgookhwe’s forces completely overwhelmed, and a wounded Kaya cornered by Hwangbang thugs.

Luckily for him he’s brought a gun to the knife fight, and clears a path to Kaya by shooting and killing a good lot of the enemy without hesitating. But for whatever reason, he decides to drop the gun and engage the sword-wielding men in hand-to-hand combat.

When his Imperial soldiers arrive, he orders them to kill all the remaining Hwangbang fighters. However, the Chilinbang Elder in charge of security and his police force make a very belated appearance to stop and arrest Aoki for using Imperial soldiers for personal reasons.

I love that he says this while literally ignoring the dozen or so blood-soaked guys with swords standing around (not to mention the fresh corpses), like Aoki is the only one who committed a crime. No one beats Chilinbang in incompetency, that’s for sure.

Aoki is obstinate about being arrested and attempts to get by with merely resigning from his post, but the elder isn’t having it.

In the end Aoki and the others end up getting cuffed, though he manages to keep Kaya out of prison by threatening the elder with revealing his ties to Jung-tae and the telephone office, considering that this all happened because Jung-tae was granted access to it.

With the day won, the Bangsamtongians return to Club Shanghai with smiles on their faces—all except Jung-tae, who isn’t even as excited as the rest of them when they learn just how much money they managed to steal from Ilgookhwe’s bank. It’s enough to buy every citizen of Bangsamtong a house and identification papers.

They all sing Jung-tae’s praises, since none of this could’ve happened even with his father, and call for a party to celebrate their victory. Jung-tae declines, and since Il-hwa knows his malaise is due to Ok-ryun, he quietly urges Jung-tae to think about his team just for today and grant their wish.

After a few rounds of bargaining and wheedling, the hard-nosed Jung-tae eventually gives into his teammates and agrees to shut down the club for the night so they can throw the party of their lives.

Ok-ryun is overjoyed when So-so tells her that Jung-tae managed to defeat Ilgookhwe and have Aoki arrested all in a day, since she finally feels like justice has been served for her dead mother and the ajusshi they knew.

Before she knows it, So-so starts taking her measurements on “Shin Dae-hyung’s” (meaning top hyung, just her quirky way of giving him respect) orders, using the cute and respectful nickname she’s been calling him all day.

Baek-san updates Leader Seol on the day’s casualties, noting that Ilgookhwe is all but finished even though their loss wasn’t all that small either.

But it’s when Leader Seol learns that Jung-tae masterminded everything so that Hwangbang’s men could do his dirty work while he ended up with all the gold stolen gold that the old coot vows to bring the pain to Team Bangsamtong’s party.

…Which is certainly a strange one, as the men enjoy the club dancers (a present from Leader Seol?) performing what I can only describe as ye olde aegyo. Ha, and even though Il-hwa has his familiar Not Impressed face on, he doesn’t hesitate to shoot his lackey a glare to remind him of his place.

Il-hwa and Jung-tae plan their next move, since Jung-tae won’t consider the fight over until Leader Seol is dead. He plans to officially invite him to the club in order to attack him, and sends his lackeys to deliver a hefty portion of the stolen gold to his father as a sign of goodwill.

If Leader Seol wants the rest of the gold, Jung-tae promises to give it to him if he attends their party and brings Ok-ryun along. But Leader Seol knows a trap when he sees one (for once), and refuses the gifts as well as the invitation.

This means that Il-hwa and Jung-tae have to put their heads together again to come up with an alternate plan. Jung-tae comes up with the idea for an engagement party for him and Ok-ryun, which he’d make public in order to force his “father” to attend.

Il-hwa realizes that Jung-tae wants to invite the Chilinbang Elders as insurance against Leader Seol doing anything crazy, and offers to bribe them into coming by splitting the bank money between them. Il-hwa can’t argue that his tactic won’t work when the elders are so easily moved by greed.

Il-hwa’s extra agreeable to all of Jung-tae’s requests as Jung-tae explains that he couldn’t have used the stolen money out of principle anyway. To him, it’s enough that the money won’t be used as war funds for Japan—where it goes after that isn’t as much of a concern.

So-so and Doctor Jung deliver the dress Jung-tae had made just for Ok-ryun, and she smiles to know that Jung-tae is keeping the promise he made to come back for her.

There’s a yay/aww moment when Jung-tae dresses himself all snazzy for the engagement party and wears his promo-hat for about one whole second before he decides to go without. I guess he still doesn’t like hats, even if he looks good in them.

He’s reminded of the time he failed to meet Ok-ryun for the make-up day he’d set up for always failing to meet her, and finds that he still has the engagement ring he bought for her way back when. Now he’ll finally get to use it.

Leader Seol grudgingly recognizes Jung-tae’s sly maneuvering in publicly inviting him and the Chilinbang Elders to his engagement dinner, and makes plans with Baek-san to use a very deadly drug—the same one they used to kill Daddy Shin. I’m going to guess that they just slowed him down with it, since poison was never mentioned in all the hullabaloo surrounding Daddy Shin’s multiple causes of death.

Ok-ryun is too excited about her upcoming engagement to sleep the night before and decides to take the air. During her stroll she happens to spyBaek-san receiving a mysterious vial, but doesn’t seem to think much of it.

The guests start filing in for Jung-tae’s engagement party, and Leader Seol forms the greeting line. The Security Elder thanks him for getting rid of Ilgookhwe as though open warfare in the streets wasn’t illegal for everyone involved, which is about the usual level of sense we’ve come to expect.

And ha, even though Il-hwa has ditched his signature outfit for a suit, he didn’t forget to leave his penchant for flair at home. (How I love thee, let me count the ways.)

Ok-ryun finally gets to try on her custom dress, and bothers her good-natured friends with her inability to control her tears of joy. But So-so is soothed when even she gets a pretty dress to wear, courtesy of Doctor Jung.

Il-hwa whispers to his lackey and seems to only be pretending to enjoy the party in a very Bond-esque way—though maybe that’s just the suit talking.

Meanwhile, Jung-tae asks for his father’s permission to propose to Ok-ryun in front of the Chilinbang Elders, explaining that the time is right now that Ilgookhwe is gone and peace has been restored. Leader Seol can’t say anything but yes.

When the bride-to-be finally arrives, everyone’s heads turn. Even Jung-tae seems taken aback by how pretty she looks as he leads her to stand in front of the elders.

Their conversation seems meant for just the two of them, as Jung-tae acknowledges how long Ok-ryun had to wait for this moment and thanks her for it.

After he places the ring on her finger and pulls her into a hug, he promises, “I won’t ever be late again, Ok-ryun.” She, in turn, promises not to cry.

Then he says, “I love you.”

He kisses her, and everyone cheers.

 
COMMENTS

Isn’t it creepy when dramas can build up our sense of dread just by making things go right for the right people? Even without the threat of poisoning looming over everyone’s heads (though I was half-expecting someone to just keel over before the episode ended), it’s become such a fixture now that characters who are happy together can’t stay that way because it defies the laws of nature and tears the very fabric of society—in the fictional universe that is dramaland, anyway.

So since we know that happiness is just a stepping stone to sadness on a greater scale, ending on such an uplifting note is almost worse than if something had happened in the last few seconds. Because now we’ll spend our week just thinking up all the different and equally terrible scenarios that could happen to wreck this engagement, when the show could come back next week and fulfill absolutely none of them. If Jung-tae could take down all of Ilgookhwe in only one episode, having two to take down Hwangbang could either be a good thing or a very, very bad thing. It all depends on how low Leader Seol is willing to go, and judging by his past record, there’s no bar too low for his particular brand of villainy.

Watching Jung-tae’s plan in action was fun though, wasn’t it? Not only did we get an eventful hour out of the deal, we also got to see Jung-tae shed his “Fight first, think later” mentality that always held him back before. An added bonus was seeing each bit of the plan as it happened and finding out how each part fed into the next, even though it all went so well that I was admittedly kind of hoping to see some part of the plan fail just to see how Jung-tae would go about solving it.

That being said, I’ll take smooth sailing any day if it means more of the Jung-tae/Il-hwa team. I loved how taking down Ilgookhwe was such a joint effort for them as well as the Bangsamtongians, since it’s as close as we can get to the feeling of family Jung-tae had with his Dobi brothers. And even if the grandly-executed plan doesn’t hold up too well under close scrutiny, it’s so much easier to forgive a show for gaps in sense (like why the city was only populated by the soldiers who were fighting, or why literally no one but Aoki was taken to task for war in the streets) when we can see the end goal. Especially when that end goal’s importance actually makes sense to us, as opposed to fighting over a body, a building, management rights to that building, or the myriad of other random things that never really mattered.

Now we know that Jung-tae’s goal is to take down Hwangbang so he and the angelic people of Bangsamtong will finally be free to continue living under foreign rule, which is easy enough to root for. But it’ll be interesting to see whether Kaya and Aoki are officially out of the game or not, and how Jung-tae plans on getting away with killing his bad dad. Then again, if everyone turns the other way from street battles in broad daylight with countless casualties, a casual murder (or two, because Baek-san better get his) might be just another blip on Shanghai’s incredibly selective radar.

 
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HA! I know right? I guess it is a rule of every drama, that when something extremely good happened, the next thing that'll happen will be ten folds worse.

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If I had a nickel for every time the person in charge replied, "What?" when told of the attack on a location, I'd be the one hauling a bag of gold bars.

You're absolutely right, HeadsNo2, it can only be a bad omen to end the episode with the perfect engagement kiss that was a long time coming, but now that it's here, dark clouds are certainly gathered in the skies above. (Did JT take a sip and was that glass poisoned?)

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Based on the way the camera ominously panned over (and focused on) all the wine glasses, I'd say ALL the wine was poisoned. That said, I don't think it's poison (in that it's lethal), but more a paralytic to make someone easier to fight and kill. Otherwise, Seol will have just killed all the important people in Shanghai and I don't think that would serve his interests, and would also be veeeery suspicious, don't you think? Most likely Seol decided to just drug everyone, but since his targets are Jung-Tae and Il-Hwa, the Chirinbang elders are probably safe even if they're drugged.

It looks like Jung-Tae didn't drink any of the wine yet, since he was too nervous getting ready to propose to Ok-Ryeon in front of Chirinbang and put his cup down before actually taking a sip. Il-Hwa looks like he tasted the wine/water briefly, noticed something off and whispered something to his minion about it. I just hope Il-Hwa didn't end up drinking any more of the poisoned wine/water (it looked like he took another sip later, or was he just faking?), or he'll probably be the next major character to die.

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he’ll probably be the next major character to die.

Wut?! NEVAARRR!!!!

If that happens, I'll go back in time to save him, God's Gift 2.0 style: Saving my Oppar.

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Oh, don't worry. If that happens, there will be a whole ARMY of us to go back in time to save our Il-Hwa. Multiple heads are better than one right? :D

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Not sure. Ask HeadsNo2? Hehehe

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If they kill Ok-ryun just after the engagement then I'll laugh. Gaksital rip off much? I mean you even got the same girl..

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I really h eope writer-nim will let OR live till the end. The engagement scene is scare me as OR was very happy she might end up dieing.

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Heads~

Thanks for the recap.

Wow a lot happened in the past two episodes. Enemies killed, treasures plundered, bring on the wine, women and song.

Leader Seol needs to be vanquished but at what cost? Drama rules says "a beloved sidekick must die in order to dampen our hero's shining moment"

Poor Kaya. She does get a kiss but her men are killed or jailed and the treasure stolen.. Plus she's injured. I had hoped that she would have killed or injured Assistant Leader. She did take out a bunch of foot soldiers though if that's any consolation.

At this point I wonder if her time is up and is the sacrificial sidekick character the will appease the Drama God's bloodliust?

I don't want to see this but she's accomplished her quest of avenging the death of her parents.

Let the final battle begin !

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Poor kaya, I feel pity for her. She deserves happy ending despite of all hardships

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And after Ok Ryun dies, Jung Tae will finally wear the hat....

Sorry, had to. It's just screaming cliche!

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Although Yoon Hyun-Min as Aoki Doyama is not the 1st or 2nd lead in AOF, but boy does he command my attention anytime he appears on screen.

Yoon Hyun-Min's presence in Heartless City (aka Cruel City) as Kim Hyun-Soo was captivating and noteworthy as well.

AOF is almost over...only 2 more episodes left. :)

After the head writer change it became glaringly obvious that Gaya Teguchi was supplanted (dethroned/demoted/ousted) from the position of 1st female lead ages ago. And the endgame has been set for Shin Jung-Tae & Kim Ok-Ryeon.

Do Aoki Doyama and Gaya Teguchi stand a chance of surviving the war/fight against Shin Jung-Tae and walking off unharmed (or being mortally wounded) into the sunset with each other?

If Shin Jung-Tae and Gaya Teguchi end up together as a couple...was it a hallucination each time I tuned in and watched any of the episodes after #10?

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I was totally expecting someone to juz drop dead at the end of this episode. Now that no one isn't dead yet, I wonder who'll be the first casualty for the upcoming episode. I wouldn't be surprised if Ok Ryun dies, since JSY is already starting on Dr Stranger.

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I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this weeks episodes; they were really well paced and didn't feel like filler.

This is what I wanted from this show. Using stratagem to trap opponents, like a chess game.

Anyway, I'm wondering, when Gaya was warning Jung-tae to leave, if she was referring to Jung-tae's sister. I don't understand much, but I heard "bogosipeo saram" (person you wish to see) and in my subs it was translated as "person you longed for." Here's hoping that's the case.

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suddenly i feel quite worried for Il-Hwa. there were so many subtle things abt him in this episode....

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Oh no! I hope they won't kill off il-hwa...his character seems smart enough to notice something off with the wine? Though lately the body count is mounting!

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Just a thought that struck me, but if Il-Hwa and/or Jung-Tae did end up getting poisoned and the poison, as I hypothesized earlier, was just to weaken them to make them easier to fight and kill, then ... OLD MAN FLYYYYYY, come save your baby (pupils)!!!!!

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SJT is acting really well, playing innocent in front of his evil 'father'. Not sure if the poison was already served in the drink they had or will be served to SJT later. Since OR saw the scene (the evil man holding the poison bottle) the night before, she might recall it later and took the cup instead. The show is getting exciting now to see how SJT will destroy the two who killed his father. AOF...fighting. Good show!

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As long as Kaya and Aoki and IlHwa all survive to live happily ever after, fighting people, and drinking tea, I'll be okay with this show.

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This show. It's little hard to think period when the lead actress gets dressed like a 90s teenager...

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Just kill off OkRyun, she's so annoying, the actress can't act, she just irritates me.
I don't understand why on earth she's the leading girl here, her character is soooo bland.
Jung Tae is a basterd too, in some way.

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So you hate ok ryun or Jin Se Yeon? I don't like Gaya, she didn't have integrity just think about revenge. But it doesnt mean I hate Im So Hyang, im not kind of viewer who cant seperated drama and real life. All cast do the best and I respect it. I think it was because the writer. So all the cast doesnt ready for changing story. I don't know why you still watched if you don't like the show. And dont forget Gaya is the lead his scenes is more lot than Ok Ryeon. Ok Ryeon like Lee Young Ah in Baker Kim Tak Goo. Shes not the lead but she always make our lead male feel comfortable. I'm not surprise the lead choose her. I think you just frustated about this shows. So you blame Jin se yeon who played Ok Ryeon the girls whos end up with the lead. Fortunetly JSY was have another project after AOF, so many Gaya fans more hate her. Come on grew up! Maybe if Ok Ryeon just a girl next door who crazy with JT. You dont hate her or blame JSY.

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Your post is perfect.

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I don't hate JSY, I think she is not talented as an actress but she's really young so maybe she will be able to improve herself, you fans are really something, I was just voicing my opinion .
I am not a Gaya fan or ISH fan, but I do think Gaya is more interesting than Ok Nyun ...is that not separating the drama from real life. How can I hate JSY when I don't know her...she still needs some improvement on her acting skills, is that hate or being honest with what I feel as a viewer?

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she can act..the scene where jt was beaten and shes crying for help is the best..the scene where she confront gaya the way she deliver the line"jt is alive"is good..and the dating scene is soo perfect..the way shes fangirling over jt when she put the hat on him is really good..the bibimbap date with so ok is awesome..when she confront aoki,when shes inside the car wd dokgu and she realize the danger jt will face(scaling the wall),.that facial expression she has there is really good..the way she copy the young ORs run is perfect.the way she run as mokdan and here is different(just sayin)...when shes fearless,sad,acting cute,sorrowful,inlove she did it best.

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Getting better and better, this show is. I really enjoyed this episode. Thanks for the recap! It helps to clear some confusions I always have with the translation.

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Getting better and better, this show is? I really enjoyed this episode. Thanks for the recap. It helps clear all the confusions I always have due to the translation.

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Bangsamtongians is the greatest band name ever LOL

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Now that are few people who still comment on this recaps I want to thank you for continue, I just love to read the recaps of the dramas I'm watching, and even if this drama wasn't what it promised at the begining I still like to read your thoughts though sometimes I don't agree.

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It has been a tough watch for me watching this drama. So many characters so little time but i'm going stick to it till the end. I'm truly convinced Jung Tae (Kim Hyun Joong) is actually made of steel with all the bashing, beating, stabing he’s suffered right from episode 1. Lots of respect to KHJ hehe.. Ok ryun one lucky girl...jung tae finally said i love you in the episode yeah.. can't wait to see the final 2 episodes. I still miss the Dobi Gang..

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:( Star crossed lovers are the most painful to watch. -_- You can see the love sizzling between the two... no words need be spoken... but both know they will never be able to live in each other's worlds. It's a good thing Kaya will not end up with JT, considering how her father, a korean, was meant to die. I mean, what sort of life would it be constantly running away, fighting all the time... oh wait. NVM... JT does this regardless. LOL

Anyways, thank goodness for these recaps!!! I don't have time to watch the series, but by reading these recaps, I feel like I've watched the whole series. Thanks Headsno2 for your dedication!

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May be that is the reason she end the relationship because she does not want JT to die like her father. She want him to have a happy life. heart breaking to her. But I don't know about JT.

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Agreed. I think at first, she was about revenge, but then she realized in the long run, they can't be together due to their background. It's better to have him safe, and loved by another. Sometimes, that is the ultimate sort of love we can do... letting go.

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This is the second time I watch this episode . I try to think how the writer will get Aoki out of jail. I'm sure he will get back to JT and OR as soon as he is free.

It's frustrate that AKA died and both JT and Gaya still do not know he is the killer of Gaya's father. Or Gaya did not care anymore as she knew Denkai was the one who made the order.

Can't wait to see whether OR will be saved from the poison as she is the one who saw WBS prepared the drug.

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