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Full Sun: Episode 14

Just when you thought that things might get easier for our couple because the truth is quickly unraveling at Daddy Han’s feet, then let me tell you that they don’t. Instead, our hero makes a questionable choice that leads to a growing list of concerns, but then you’d be surprised at how one smart plan can set him back on course again.

At least he can rest assured that the love of his life loves him back. Surely that ought to dull the pain for one more week, right?

What love can’t do is save the ratings because I’m not kidding when I say that these numbers made my heart drop: this week’s episodes clocked in at 2.3% and 2.2%, respectively. Where is the silver lining in all this?!

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EPISODE 14 RECAP

After Young-won blows on the whistle as her response to accept Se-ro just the way he is, they agree to run away together. Se-ro accelerates, but Kang-jae still hot on their tail. So Se-ro suddenly swerves the car and crashes into the other side of the road. Ack, so when you meant “run away” did you also mean “to your death”?

Kang-jae jumps out in alarm but the horrific sight reminds him of Dad’s accidental death, making it too much for him to bear. He can barely keep it together long enough to instruct Third Wheel Lackey to fetch the USB drive and call it in.

He turns away to bellow in frustration. Inside the car, a bloody Se-ro momentarily opens his eyes to see the whistle fall out of Young-won’s unconscious hand.

Young-joon’s rescue and escape mission is rewarded with a hard slap from his father. He says that noona is safer with Se-ro than their father, words that earn him another slap. You gotta give Young-joon points for standing up to his father, calling Daddy Han out on his fear of the truth being made known.

That prompts Daddy Han to ask whether Young-won knows, and Young-won deflects, saying that noona knows nothing since she wouldn’t be able to bear the truth if she did. But now isn’t the time for lectures because they’re told that Young-won is in the hospital.

The Han family arrives just as Team Scammers does too, and Young-joon advises that they move Se-ro to a different hospital if they want to save him from Daddy Han’s wrath.

Se-ro comes to and his first thought is of Young-won, who still lies unconscious on an adjacent bed. Young-won’s family is relieved to hear that she isn’t greatly injured, but the sound of Se-ro’s voice stirs Daddy Han’s rage, and the chairman breaks his IV bottle in fury.

But Se-ro’s vision is still blurry, and all he can do is ask guiltily if Young-won isn’t that hurt because of him.

Now that Kang-jae has the One USB Drive in his hands, he vows that no one must find out that he has it. He knows that he’s a disposable pawn in Daddy Han and President Shin’s eyes, but neither of them can mess with him as long as he has this USB in his possession. “Let’s take this to the end,” Kang-jae promises.

Once he’s alone, Kang-jae opens the case containing the revolver, which makes me wonder if it’s the same one that we saw end up in Se-ro’s hands in the beginning of the series. He holds it in his hand for a few moments with this expression I can’t read before tucking it back in the drawer.

President Shin comes by just then, upset that Daddy Han’s woes weren’t reported to him right away. Kang-jae assures him that he has a plan in place.

Meanwhile at the hospital, Daddy Han wonders why his daughter is still unconscious despite sustaining minor injuries. He’s told that it can either be due to shock or having dealt with an enormous amount of stress.

Thus Daddy Han storms out of Young-won’s hospital room biting out Se-ro’s name, only to find him already gone. Geez, were you planning on yanking that needle out of him yourself? Then we see Hong & Hama struggling to carry a still-groggy Se-ro out of the hospital.

President Shin is filled in on Daddy Han’s plan (and how Kang-jae will carry it out) to frame Se-ro for jewelry theft and money laundering. President Shin looks rather unconvinced about this plan and raises a suspicious eyebrow at Kang-jae’s request for a temporary loan of 1 billion Won (~$1 million USD).

Despite Se-ro’s protests that he can handle himself, the scammers insist on staying with him. Aw. However, Se-ro requests that Jae-in stay out of this war because he can’t trust her and knows that she could never betray Kang-jae.

Daddy Han agrees to Kang-jae’s plans to deal with Se-ro and Belle la Fair, and then sits by his daughter’s bedside. He wonders why Young-won always takes the hard route when he worked so hard to make sure that she would have a comfortable life, missing the days when she said Daddy was best.

As Se-ro gets treated by Hama, he thinks to himself whether Young-won will find out that he’s Jung Se-ro if he’s framed once more. Huh? Didn’t that whistle also partly mean that she knew? Well, let’s focus on you getting better first.

And it looks like those plans to frame Se-ro are already in motion as we see two detectives come knocking inquiring about Lee Eun-soo at Belle la Fair the next day. Wait, didn’t Se-ro already quit or was fired? Er, let’s just roll with it, shall we?

As for Grandma, she doesn’t comprehend why Se-ro would instruct her to hide away someplace remote when he told her that everything was settled now. She’s simply wrought with worry and won’t believe it unless Se-ro tells her himself.

We see Se-ro sitting by a nearby table and he calls to confirm that yes, he’s chosen the rugged, narrow path of a conman like his father. Hearing that breaks Grandma’s frail heart and his impassive voice makes her question whether Se-ro actually did kill someone. Aw Grandma, you know your grandson better than that.

He tells her to go and wait for him and seeing them both hold back their tears is utterly heartbreaking.

Seeing the police rummaging through Se-ro’s office is a small victory for Team Leader Kang, who’s always questioned Se-ro’s credibility. It’s Young-joon who steps in to tell the detectives to reinvestigate. He argues that someone could be trying to frame Se-ro, but the deposited sum has already been withdrawn by Se-ro himself, which already draws more suspicion to the alleged theft and forgery charges made against him.

That last tidbit is news to Kang-jae’s ears, as he’s told that Se-ro withdrew the large sum within hours of its deposit. Third Wheel Lackey wonders if Se-ro intends to take that money and run, a consequence Kang-jae would truthfully be glad to accept.

But the problem is making sure this news doesn’t reach President Shin’s ears, and he orders his lackey to track down Se-ro.

Moreover, today is the day when Daddy Han intends to sell Belle la Fair to President Shin and FL Gemstones. Both businessmen agree over the exchange of sale and stocks, and the deal is over within a short span of time.

Daddy Han isn’t in the mood to celebrate, however, what with his daughter still in the hospital. Kang-jae keeps a close eye on President Shin’s reactions, the lost one billion Won still fresh on his mind.

As Se-ro and his fellow scammers carry around the hefty sum of cash in the car, it begs the question of how Se-ro found out so quickly. A flashback teaches us that Se-ro had anticipated the deposit to be used as evidence against him and had instructed Hong & Hama to keep watch on Grandma as well.

So when the deposit had come online, Se-ro had realized this was the moment that would make him into a real burglar. Leaving the money to sit in its account wouldn’t make clearing his name any easier, thus taking it and exposing their enemies for running a scam was their better choice.

When they take time to rest, Hong wonders if it would have been easier to prevent Daddy Han and President Shin’s deal rather than going through all this trouble now. But Se-ro replies that it was inevitable and the corrupt businessmen would have found another way to frame him. He has no intention to run away, which only leaves him the option to fight back.

Se-ro apologizes for putting maknae Hong through so much trouble, but Hong lets it roll off of his shoulders. Then Hong shares his own painful past about how his own family was once rich too, but he lost both of his parents a few years after their business crumbled due to people like Daddy Han.

He doesn’t have the guts to exact revenge against his enemies, but he would love to punch them at least once. Seeing them laugh together moments later brings a smile to my face, and Hong apologizes for spilling the beans about the USB drive.

Hong says he always wants stay by Se-ro’s side (aw) and wonders if things with Young-won will be okay now that she knows that he’s Jung Se-ro. Se-ro answers that there’s nothing they can do about it now.

Young-won is finally awake (and doesn’t suffer from amnesia! Yay! I know what you’re thinking, but this is a small win in a melo universe), perplexed over why all of her means of contact to Se-ro has been cut off.

Her concern for Se-ro’s health and whether he hates her trumps any worry for Belle la Fair being bought over at present, and Manager Min says that she’ll get over her feelings for Se-ro soon enough. Young-won whispers, “I miss him.”

Manager Min tells Young-won that she needs to move on along with the assurance that a bit of fresh air will do her good. But when Young-won steps outside, there’s a bouquet of flowers waiting outside her door.

It dawns on her that Se-ro has dropped by and immediately sets off in search, but then Young-won stops in the hallway, having realized that she wouldn’t know what to say if she saw Se-ro now.

Speaking of, we see Se-ro appear from inside an empty room, just within earshot for him to hear her say, “Should I just tell him that I love him?”

Young-won worries what will happen if he turns her away, and that she tried to push him away too. “Would he stay by my side if I told him that I love him?” Those words brings tears to his eyes.

Unfortunately Young-won doesn’t find him, and Manager Min bends down to gently say that the Lee Eun-soo that they knew is in fact, a con artist who stole a blue diamond and that the police are looking for him.

Young-won can hardly believe it, but she immediately recognizes that her father is trying to frame Se-ro again.

As Se-ro takes some alone time by the river that evening, Daddy Han drunkenly schools Secretary Ahn in learning a few things from Kang-jae, whose drive and confidence reminds him much of himself.

Daddy Han lies down on the couch, but that never-empty glass that Secretary Ahn makes sure to refill makes me a wee bit nervous. He keeps a close eye on the chairman until he passes out drunk, and then takes out the remote to the secret vault from Daddy Han’s jacket, chuckling, “Did you think your empire would last forever?”

And then we see Secretary Ahn meet Se-ro by the river, and the latter remarks that he’s late. Aha, a whiff of hard cold cash was all it took for Secretary Ahn to strike a deal with Se-ro: retrieve ten documents that can implicate Daddy Han’s business contacts for a price, and he’ll return the contact details from Secretary Ahn’s phone.

Surely Secretary Ahn didn’t plan on working as Daddy Han’s lapdog forever, Se-ro had told him, especially when he helped the chairman commit murder. Isn’t it better for him to expose Daddy Han and keep his own hands clean?

Then Se-ro had walked away at that, but he was still recovering from his injuries and he had felt a bout of vertigo while crossing the street. Uh oh, that’s going to bite him in the ass later, isn’t it?

Back in the present, both men make their exchange, and not too far off, Hong & Hama capture the deal on camera.

Young-won charges into her father’s office to see him passed out on the couch. She shakes him awake, and then asks, “Why did you kill him? Why did you do that to Woo-jin?” Eep, must we talk about the whole Woo-jin thing now when Daddy Han is still inebriated?

But Daddy Han sobers up quickly enough when Young-won yells in a shrill voice asking why she framed Se-ro for murder. Daddy Han asks if she really believes the word of a swindler, and she asks her father to clear his name: “He isn’t a murderer! He isn’t a thief!”

Young-won is nearly hysterical by this point as she cries that Se-ro is completely innocent and begs her father to clear the crimes made against Se-ro. She knocks the intercom from her father’s desk and levels that she won’t fall for her father’s lies anymore.

Now Daddy Han has no reason to lie either, as he concedes that Woo-jin held evidence of his paper companies in Hong Kong and threatened him with them. Was he supposed to let them get married and see his entire company fall in exchange?

That confession is a literal eye-opener for Young-won, who recalls receiving those documents from Se-ro himself. She’s struck with amazement now as the reality slowly sinks in that Woo-jin had died because of the existence of those files.

“Then you should have stopped [your misdeeds] when Woo-jin showed them to you!” Young-won shrills. But Daddy Han replies that he’s long past the point of no return and he’ll lose everything if he stops now.

Young-won says she’ll expose him for his corruption, and Daddy Han says quietly, “You cannot forgive me, can you? You cannot understand why either. Will you never see me again?” Young-won nods.

She says she wants to vomit everything she ever received from her father, who offers one more word of consolation before she leaves: “This is all my doing. It isn’t your fault.” That, and she must remember that she’ll never be happy with Se-ro, and he’ll do whatever it takes as her father to keep them apart.

“I love Jung Se-ro,” Young-won admits. “If you dare mess with a hair on his head, I’ll kill myself.”

As Se-ro prepares to send the files on Daddy Han, he thinks back to his memories with Young-won from her last text message to the kiss to when she blew on the whistle. He sends the e-mail (to an unknown recipient) and then proceeds to brood in his car.

The media is having a field day with Daddy Han’s exposé following morning, it’s just that Daddy Han is the only one not to have heard anything yet. Madam Baek uses the excuse that her husband needs someone by his side, and Young-joon dutifully relays the news instead.

Daddy Han won’t be able to attend work today because there are reporters camping outside their home and of course, Secretary Ahn is unreachable. Which also means that Daddy Han has no choice but to be absent for the signing ceremony between Belle la Fair and FL Gemstones today.

Jae-in informs Kang-jae that she can’t get in contact with the others either and that she’s seen the papers. Needless to say President Shin is enraged at this turn of events because now this attempt to takeover Belle la Fair has cost him half of his wealth.

As for Se-ro, he sits nearby as Hong meets with a congressman for his help on revealing Daddy Han to the public.

At the same time, Young-joon signs the deal on Daddy Han’s behalf and Kang-jae firmly declines any questions on Daddy Han’s corruption case. As Kang-jae makes a speech about the future of the union of their two companies, Young-won suddenly bursts into the room and announces herself to the crowd.

She confirms that everything the media reported on her father is true, and the crowd gasps in surprise. As she gets dragged away, she screams that FL Gemstones and Kang-jae are a fraud and vows to tell the whole world the crimes they committed.

Kang-jae holds a smug air of confidence as Young-won yells at him to come clean and apologize for his actions and “not to do this against Eun-soo.”

Elsewhere, Se-ro reads up on the news about Daddy Han and the hard sound of a whistle grabs his attention. It’s coming from the nearby traffic officer and he manages to walk a few steps before he stops again, his head throbbing.

Back at Belle la Fair, Kang-jae saunters up to Young-won to say that she’s also at fault if her claims that the rumors about Daddy Han are true—it involves Belle la Fair, after all. He asks if she’s trying to shift the blame or if she’s disappointed in this merger.

His subsequent jab that she should be ashamed riles her up, and Young-won chases after Kang-jae angrily, agreeing to be the ashamed one in this deal as long as Kang-jae clears Se-ro’s name.

Having had enough, Kang-jae whips back to shout that Young-won knows that her precious Eun-soo is none other than Jung Se-ro, adding that she’s to report him to the police if she knows his whereabouts.

Young-won knows that Kang-jae is doing all of this under her father’s orders and warns him that he’ll be punished for his crimes. Kang-jae orders to have Young-won removed from the premises.

When Young-joon insists that Young-won’s name will be dragged into this too because it was her seal on those incriminating ledgers, Young-won protests that it wasn’t her fault because she wasn’t the one to sign them. Oh, what a naive thought (I say that because a seal [or thumbprint] acts as a legally binding signature).

Young-joon says no one will believe her and ultimately, it’s Se-ro’s fault that Young-won’s name is dragged in the mud. Se-ro considers their family as his sworn enemies, so why should it matter if he is or isn’t able to return to his former identity? But Young-won swears that Se-ro is innocent.

Daddy Han literally suits up for battle and tells the press that he’ll get to the bottom of these allegations. But then he’s floored when one reporter says that Young-won had claimed that those claims were true.

He’s utterly confused to find his secret vault drawers empty and is further shocked to learn that Secretary Ahn had broken into the vault and has since left the country. Daddy Han lets out one frustrated yell and collapses into his chair with a delusional smile.

Se-ro follows Young-won at a distance and makes himself known when she sits down. They hold each other’s gazes for a few moments until Se-ro admits that he was the one who made the incriminating files public. Young-won says she knows.

He tells her that she can’t stop the inevitable investigation that will question Young-won’s involvement, but her consequences won’t be harsh since she’s innocent. Young-won: “It’s okay, Eun-soo.”

Se-ro says that she must know who he really is by now, and then continues: “I’m Jung Se-ro, and I’m the one who killed Gong Woo-jin.” But… you didn’t!

As Young-won looks up at him, Se-ro thinks in his head that Young-won is better off thinking that he killed Woo-jin rather than her father. “I’m a murderer… a thief… and your family’s enemy.”

“It’s all right,” Young-won answers, “No matter who you are.”

At the sight of a pair of detectives approaching, Se-ro says he has to go. And then Young-won pulls him in for a kiss.

She draws back, only to kiss him again… and Se-ro kisses her back.

 
COMMENTS

Nothing like an “I’m about to be apprehended” kiss to set flame to our hearts as we approach the finale week of this melodramatic rollercoaster. Starting from the literal whistle-blowing, what better way is there for Young-won to express and confirm her feelings for Se-ro? Then I was completely prepared for them to speed off into the distance and spend the hour in hiding while pulling the strings for bringing Daddy Han several miles or continents away rather than risk their own lives moments after deciding to run away together.

So you could say the whole car accident, landing in the hospital, and its consequences left a bitter aftertaste for the rest of the hour. Don’t get me wrong—I understand that Kang-jae needed to have that USB drive to be used as leverage later or else he’d be stuck between a rock and hard place forever. And how Se-ro’s vertigo adds another obstacle and growing concern in the mix, as if we didn’t have enough to worry for our hero already without the new fear that he might faint at any second because of an untreated concussion (or worse). Rather it’s the momentary decision on Se-ro’s part to get into a car accident that leaves me confused because he did risk both of their lives doing so, without so much as a reason apart from the conclusion that death might look like a better option at the time. Or at least that’s how it came across.

Regardless, I do keep tuning in to watch Se-ro and Young-won’s relationship in this show, especially when they were initially using the truth as weapons to hurt one another, and now lies to protect one another. Makes you really question your moral barometer when your hero would rather let the love of his life believe that he’s a horrible person just so she can preserve her relationship with her father. What makes it even more painful from here is that they both know that they know the truth but refuse to acknowledge it because right now, it would put Se-ro in greater danger. This is what makes me love Young-won more in this third act as she grows a steel spine against her family because now she simply refuses to be lied to anymore and stand up for herself and for her love for Se-ro.

And now that that damned USB drive was out of the picture, I had wondered how Se-ro would get himself out of this pickle of getting framed. Thus I loved it when we found out that he had anticipated Kang-jae’s actions and thought two steps ahead of him to gain the upper hand. I found it pretty brilliant for the writing to use Secretary Ahn against Daddy Han and that a whiff of cash was all it took for the man to betray his employer. It was a twist that I didn’t expect, and I considered it just a smart way of using Se-ro’s threat of getting framed and Secretary Ahn’s deteriorating professional relationship with Daddy Han against him.

As for the whole getting out of the arrest just over the hill, I hope that Young-won can distract Se-ro with enough kisses that will make the detectives think that it was just a trick of the eye. Hey, that tactic worked plenty of other times in dramaland—why should it ever fail us now?

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I still don't understand why this drama got bad ratings.

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I tried to ignore the ratings but I just can't, cause I feel bad for the actors and the other ppl who worked hard for this.

And Yoon Kye Sang, when we will see such brilliant actor act again in a drama? I'm sure he will have a hard time choosing next project after this. But I hope he will know that us, international fans recognized how amazing he was.

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Exactly! I thought the acting was great in almost all the recurring character. I especially love the scene with Hong and Se Ro on the bench. It was short but it felt so warm and natural. I wish Han Ji Hye would lessen widening her eye and start to look people in the eyes when she talks instead of the floor, she was driving me crazy for a while.

I think Yoon Kye Sang was commendable throughout the series, he plays the character with such low energy that I feel Se Ro is exhausted and victimized all the time. I just wanna hug him. I can feel a different vibe than Song Joong Ki's similar character in Nice Guy.

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Because while the cast is great, the story is extremely generic and filled with story-line holes and illogical actions. Some characters with potential to add depth to the drama get completely ignored (Jae-in's existence in this drama is even lower than the ratings at this point).

Overall, the drama just seems off. It had the potential to be a great revenge thriller, but now it lost all its unique features and just another boring, generic drama.

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same here, i dunno also! this is one of my faves now

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Hi everyone,

Sorry to hijack this comment, but I hope everyone who is patiently waiting will get to read this. Unfortunately, there's been a family tragedy recently, which means the recaps for Eps 15 and 16 will be delayed. Thanks so much beforehand for your patience and hope to be back soon! :)

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Gummimochi, sorry to hear you're having family troubles. Wishing you and your family the best! Thanks for the update. I for one have been checking dramabeans constantly for the recaps of the final two episodes. So it was thoughtful of you to leave a comment here.

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Thanx for recap!i feel bad for their ratings when the story line is awesome T_T

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괜잖아 ...괜잖아...

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Full Sun introduced me to the wonderful Mr. Yoon Kye Sang. I love this drama and seriously the ratings don't do it justice!!! Yoon Kye Sang's acting is superb...you can see whatever he is feeling in his eyes and when he looks at you with those pained eyes....you just want to hug him and tell him everything will be okay...sigh... I am really hoping for a happy ending for the couple :) fingers crossed!

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Check out "Who Are You" (not the one from last year, but from about 5 years ago). YKS was so sweet and loveable in that drama. He had some fabulous comic moments as well as plenty of pathos.

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I second that recommendation. I loved Who Are You (the first and by far superior drama of that name), although the first couple episodes were rough going, with YKS a little unsure of himself and Go Ara far too screechy. But then it settled into itself and was funny, poignant, and interesting. I thought YKS did a fabulous job, you always knew who he was even when he wasn't himself, LOL.

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Thanks Houstontwin! I will take up that drama since now I love everything's he's in...even the silent mystery guy in Poongsan :D

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The rating for such a good drama is really unjustified. The male and female leads acted so well in their roles given the complexity of their love for each other from the time they met till the truth was made known. The progress of the story is good up this episode.

First time watching Yoon Kye Sang's acting and I must say his acting is good, and so is Han Ji Hye. Be not discouraged, YKS and HJH, we want to watch both your drama in the future.

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gummimochi ~

Thanks for the recap.

So you could say the whole car accident, landing in the hospital, and its consequences left a bitter aftertaste for the rest of the hour.

The car wreck ! Argh ! A bit clunky , stuck out like a sore thumb when this drama has been pretty much sore thumb free. Plus the dizzy Se-ro, argh ! Stupid car wreck..

Moving on from the car wreck , Se-ro and what's left of the Scam Team, (sorry Jae-in you got frozen out, even though you still care for Se-ro), stay ahead of Daddy Han, Kang-jae and Chairman Shin.

Jae-in, you little hottie, what's up with the navel baring outfits the past two episodes? Seemed out of place, just saying.

Glad to see that Se-ro thought to protect Grandmother ( should have done it sooner imho)

Young-won fights for her man ! Daddy and scammers beware. Also, cops be damned, she's gonna give him some smooches, yay!

Next week wraps it up.(Cross fingers for happy ending)

* One side note, the firearm is a semi automatic pistol, not a revolver. Think of a revolver as a cowboy's gun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver

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Thank you so much for the prompt recap, gummimochi!! I really, really don't understand the poor ratings for this show. There have been dramas so much worse with ratings a million times better. Why? Why. WHY??!!!!!

That being said, I do acknowledge the flaws of this show. Han Ji-hye's acting is far from fantastic, and I'm having problems with the pace of the show. With only a few more episodes left, how are they gonna wrap it up in time? Or are they just gonna skip past the lovey-dovey moments and jump straight into "I love you so much but apologies I'm gonna have to shoot myself in some snowy area far away from civilisation"??

On a side note, Se-ro is just so full of feels today... If I have to look into those eyes welling up with tears one more time, I might just have a mental breakdown. Yoon Kye-sang is SUCH a great actor in this, I can't even... *clutches heart*

Here's to better ratings. *raises glass*

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In empress ki, i am just following the storyline not the actors acting or the story's impact on me as an audience. On b clouds, i am following the actors' role and their acting,the story and writing. The first time i watch the 1st & 2nd ep. that night i had a nightmare, my son had to knock hard on my bdroom door to wake me up. He said i was making loud sound that woke him. talking about affect on the audience emotions. hoping 'sero' will get best actor on kdrama for 2014. two kings on empress ki actors'acting cannot compare to 'sero's performance on this drama. after this drama is over, i would feel like one of the audience who will give this series a big, big round of applause, standing ovation.

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Really, I thought it was fantastic....It is the first time i am seeing any of the lead actors and still watched it only for them. I would like to see any drama or movie that she was a part of...I especially like how her eyes tear up while talking....She looks so precious and innocent. Her smile and voice is also beautiful.

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*are beautiful.

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Truthfully, I really hate the story line. But though the writers created a miserable and convoluted plot, they also did a fine job of developing complex characters. The drama also benefitted from great actors, even in small character roles. I also hope that these actors don't suffer in their careers because of the ratings for this drama.

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I also wanted to add that the drama needed more light, happy, and funny moments to allieviate all that gloom.

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'Rather it’s the momentary decision on Se-ro’s part to get into a car accident that leaves me confused because he did risk both of their lives doing so'

I'm super confused too now. I have to watch again this scene because I don't understand what he would want to achieve by driving the car off the road on purpose & risking YW's life by the same token. I thought it was really just an accident...

Apart from that I liked YW show of love, loyalty & determination. I don't think SR realized until that kiss how strong she's become. Or he wouldn't have tried to 'protect' her with yet another lie.

As alway thanks for the recap.

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It was not an on-purpose car wreck. He was going super fast and then on the road ahead all the lanes were blocked with stopped cars. I don't think he would have been able to stop in time.

So, he swerved out of the way and it looked like he would be able to swerve into the medium between the two lanes of traffic. But maybe he overcompensated because the car went into a spin and took him across the road. (to and empty field and three conveniently placed concrete blocks, but ok).

This is why Kang-jae had such dejavu, chasing someone and causing an accident.

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I also don't think that was an 'on-purpose' car wreck, most probably Se Ro was just trying to overtake the cars ahead of them.

But what's up with highlighting Se Ro's dizzy spell. If the writer's kill him off at the end, I think's that gonna be the end of me!

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I'm worried about those dizzy spells too. I don't want to see him fail at this love that has bloomed so beautifully.

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KISSES! Thank you. Also, doesn't the cap bother YW? I mean, its mighty hard to kiss with a cap c^ckblocking you. . .

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I just marathoned this yesterday (I'm trying to avoid the trauma of waiting week to week for the next cliffhanger, and this drama wraps next week...), and maybe this was said previously, but I'm glad Han Ji-Hye was given a redo at her jewelry designer storyline, since I Summon You Gold gave nothing back to her character at the end of the drama. Her acting does carry well, especially in the lotus above the murk sort of character. She reminds me of So E-Hyun visually, but her acting is of another league entirely. This is my first time noticing Yoon Kye-Sang, although I see he's had bit parts in other dramas I've viewed. His name in another drama would be a definite draw to me too...

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I don't understand the ratings for this show either. I love it, it must see tv for me. Yoon Kye Sang has surpassed all of my expectations and has absolutely KILLED in this drama.

I know I am not the only one who thought that scream Daddy Han wailed out when he found his drawers empty and Secretary Ahn gone, hilarious. It was so appropriately over the top.

I want justice for Se-Ro. Why should he be the bad guy for the people who framed him and robbed him of his future? Daddy Han has to go down, and all of his cohorts. Park Jae Kang included.

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Warning--Rant ahead!

So I am watching the car crash scene, and I think, sheesh, Se-ro, that is some bad driving! I'm gonna have to track down Gu Jun-pyo's noona and have her teach you how to drive like she did with Ji-hoo in BOF...uh oh, wait, reality check...

Rewind and watch scene again. Wait, what is Se-ro driving? Probably the equivalent of a Hyundai Sonata sedan. A FWD. No wonder it crashed. It handles poorly; I remember when I test drove one at a car show. If Se-ro had a RWD car (like a Scion FRS) he could have drifted the back end out, J-turned it and gotten away. Plus, those cars look cool. A hero needs a cool car. Not a sedan!

My next thought is: wait, my base model AWD Subaru Impreza could have easily negotiated those maneuvers! And if Se-ro had the WRX/STI model (like my hero Bunta from Initial D) with its upgraded suspension and turbo, he not only would have not crashed, but with the turbo kicking in, he could have driven himself and YW from Seoul to Busan in less than 3 hours, and hopped on a plane to happily-ever-after.

Last thought--where are the airbags! Why did they not deploy! If they had, SR and YW would have walked away without a scratch! Daddy Han is gonna sue for sure now!

Rant over.

Still love this drama! Can hardly stand the wait for next week.

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Correction to above rant--Se-ro is driving a 2014 Hyundai Azera sedan. At least it has a V-6 under the hood. After more thought and a cup of Vietnamese coffee aka rocket fuel, I think SR should have driven a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, since it has a turbo, upgrades to suspension and brakes, and is a RWD.

Sorry, I am such a car fanatic, I can't help it. Had more Hot Wheels than dolls growing up.

Anyone else notice the car colors--SR and YW have the white car, KJ and minion have the black car?

And SR/YW both dressed in all black at the end? Wahhh. I am so hoping for a satisfying (not necessarily happy) ending.

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Thanks for the recap gummimochi

This drama is so underrated...really wonder why... but noetheless, I just love this drama...ratings be damned!

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I never knew numbers could be this annoying, and before the finale episodes at that. My only consolation is I got to know YKS through this drama. ^^ ~ Thanks for the recap.

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I am so glad that this drama was not canceled due to its ratings. Week after week, I find it to be good with some issues as all shows tend to have.

Two more to go, cast and crew so keep up the good work and ignore the ratings.

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I fear a 'Shark' or 'Iris' ending, something tragic happening. The sad music, Sero with the gun to his head. Will Daddy Han try to kill Sero and kills HY instead, and Sero kills himself? That would be the worst ending of all. Perhaps K-Drama viewers have seen too many bad endings in the past, and are just sick and tired of bad script writers who think killing off the heroes is cool Korean way. That's why the low ratings, as nobody wants to feel empty and devasted by sick endings. I hope I am wrong, but not expecting too much from these revenge dramas.

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There is always consequences of what one does and i think it's unavoidable that Se Ro and Young Won will bear the impact of what they did even though they are innocent people. But I really hope that they still can be together...at least give us the ending like the ending of The Princess Man. It is poignant but at least our heroes stay together.

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how are these rating numbers even possible? HOW?! i would probably understand it more if empress ki is hitting 40% but it's only around 25-27% in the ratings. i'm just- wow. this drama isn't THAT bad!

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Thanks for this drama BTC that I come to know YKS, his acting is great. I don't understand why the unfair ratings. This drama is better than God's Gift which I had stopped watching. I can't say about Emp Ki cos I don't watch it. But for this drama from the 1st episode, the development of the story plus the actings of the actors and actresses just captivate me.

Actually the title of the drama should bring a happy ending... beyong the cloud.. silver lining.. good things happen after the storms, but it seems otherwise upto now with YW's dad so determined to destroy an innocent man SR.

Being framed for crime SR didn't commit, SR really acted well in his role since the beginning, with the ability to love and protect his love, and to remain convicted of his innocence and fight to bring evil to light even at the cost of his life. YKS deserves to be praise for his acting.

YW also acted well in her role to attract SR to fall for her, and her determination to love him in spite of the threat she received, this comforts us.

I hope the writer will bring a happy ending for this couple.

All from BTC, don't bother about the ratings. Keep it up. YKS and HJH, fighting!!!

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I love this drama!

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So.. I said I would start this drama, a few posts (recaps) back. And I did. And... I love it! Haha. For one YKS is sooooo smexy~~~ *swoon* But other than that, the drama is shot so beautifully and picturesquely. I love the romance btwn our OTP too, I think that's one of the things keeping me going. I could honestly care less about the Evil Dad .. his character is a bit bleh to me. I do like 'Haitai' not-so-evil-step-brother character haha he's like on the brink of bad - thanks to his ambitious mother - but I can see he still would pretty much prefer to be left alone (and out of the whole family business - stealing the throne shananigans). I really really adore JJW in this drama. He is absolutely stealing the show as the torn btwn guilt and brotherly love and his own love. He is just a big ol' teddy imo <3 gonna keep going with this drama regardless of how its doing in terms of ratings.

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I don't understand the low ratings either.
I haven't seen God's Gift, so I can't comment on which is better. But I would think the Korean people love their revenge dramas, but apparently not this one. So we'll just blame Empress Ki for hogging all the viewers.
I just hope we get a happy, well at least, not a death ending for our characters. I don't want a Shark ending! That was some crazy sh*t going on...
Still, it was really sweet of YW to kiss SR at the end, even if it was to hide him from the cops.
Looking forward to wrapping up this drama, and wishing the cast, especially YKS good luck on his next drama.
I really feel bad for him since he worked his a** off in this drama, and the ratings tanked.
Han Ji Hye and him need to be in a romantic comedy next time since they had their lifetime worth of melo in this drama..LOL

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This show....*sigh*. Sometimes I just get so aggravated with it because, as if right now, I don't see a way out for Se-ro. There's two episodes left right? I think Se-ro will go to prison, Young-won will make good on her promise to kill herself, Se-ro will be released and then kill himself too. I just... don't see the point anymore. Of watching this. It's good! But so damn sad too.

Thanks for the recap, Gummimochi!

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i also am liking this drama to da max n don't u/stand why it's not popular? i luv Yoon & Han's chemistry plus the story is very interesting! their acting is excellent too! i hope the low ratings won't affect their next project/s! i luv these two actors!

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i luv this drama n hope for a happy ending, se ro & yong won deserve better! her evil father needs to be jailed - i like her dongsaeng now than before!

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