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Triangle: Episode 11

Yang-ha steps up his game now that his romantic rival is out of the picture while big bro Dong-soo is busy gathering evidence for his own revenge plan. It turns out that prison life has gotten a lot scarier since Young-dal’s last stint, seeing as he runs into the one person he never dreamed that he’d meet. But if these three brothers play their cards right, they might be able to survive long enough to see the end of this game.

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EPISODE 11 RECAP

Once in prison, Young-dal introduces himself to his fellow cellmates in a monotonous voice. He’s been behind bars six times already and he’s feeling pretty lousy right now, so they should leave him alone if they know what’s good for them.

Naturally, that kind of arrogant talk invites trouble, but Young-dal prevents any attempt to establish the pecking order and takes two prison sunbaes down easily. He does, however, apologize for causing trouble at the start to the elderly inmate in the room.

Little Byung-soo brings up Young-dal’s incarceration at the dinner table—apparently the entire town is talking about it, and Byung-soo puffs up proudly that he protected his noona from that gangster hyung.

Poor Young-dal looks pretty miserable, but he keeps those dismal thoughts at bay by remembering how Jung-hee had hurried to see him before he was hauled off to prison. Jung-hee stands outside in front of Young-dal’s darkened room, thinking back to happier times.

Both Young-dal and Jailbreak seem to be handling the whole being in jail idea far better than Jang-soo, who they see blubbering with his knees drawn up in the big yard. Evidently Jang-soo hasn’t stopped crying ever since his father came to see him in tears. Jailbreak says that prison life isn’t so bad, but that makes him cry even louder. Aw.

One of Young-dal’s cellmates approaches them to relay that Manbong hyungnim demands Young-dal’s presence. It isn’t a name Young-dal recognizes, but thankfully Jailbreak does, and I’m assuming that he’s the head honcho among the inmates.

All three of them are led inside to see Manbong hyungnim, and Young-dal gets kicked behind his knees to show respect. The reason why we should care at all about this balding man becomes clear at the mention of one name: Do Ki-chan, aka the dead man whose loot Young-dal stole.

Young-dal realizes this too, and Manbong clarifies that he is the true owner of that 5 billion Won stash. Crap. Manbong also knows that money ended up in Chairman Go’s hands and he is NOT happy about it. He was looking forward to getting his money upon his release five years from now, but that’s all changed thanks to Young-dal.

Young-dal begs for another chance—he’ll do whatever it takes. Surprisingly, Manbong grants it, though that doesn’t save him or his buddies from a beating. Manbong chuckles when Young-dal asks him to spare his friends, wondering how someone of such loyalty could betray another man.

Dong-soo grows uneasy to see Yang-ha and Chairman Go laughing together at Daejung Casino. Chairman Go spends his time winning at baccarat in the VIP room and casting creepy looks at Hyun-mi. Let’s not kid ourselves—everything about him is creepy. Also, should we be focused on the mirrored surface set next to her?

After Dong-soo is filled in, he and Yang-ha go out for drinks, where Dong-soo hands in his report on Chairman Go. Yang-ha airily replies that there’s no use for this anymore now that he’s made allies with their once-mutual enemy. That also means Dong-soo’s services are no longer needed, however Yang-ha doesn’t intend to fire him.

Asked why he decided to work with Chairman Go, Yang-ha says he realized fighting a lowlife like Chairman Go was beneath him. Now he can treat the skunk-haired chairman like a dog, tossing treats like casino and resort shares which the man ate up readily. Oh, and he did such a clean job of putting Young-dal behind bars.

Dong-soo relays all this info to Shin-hye, chuckling that Yang-ha’s more villainous than his adoptive father. Citing the “Keep your friends close and enemies closer” adage, Shin-hye believes that Dong-soo should remain at his head of security job because his ultimate target is Chairman Yoon.

Speaking of, Chairman Yoon is none too pleased by this recent alliance, though Yang-ha clarifies matter-of-factly that keeping Chairman Go in the palm of his hand is all part of his grand plan for his father.

It really does seem that Yang-ha’s been taking crazy maliciousness pills lately, his meek side all but a memory. He bursts out laughing when Director Hyun says he’s on his side, calling it a wise move.

Shin-hye takes the lead on the investigation of Chairman Yoon’s lobbying in his casino and resort dealings. Team Dong-soo agrees to look into it.

Grandma comforts Boss Yang at his office and hands him some allowance money to pass along to Young-dal. Aw, it’s sweet that she considers him like family.

Young-dal takes pity upon Elderly Inmate 4224 in the room and gives him his snacks, which the old man cheerily accepts. The others warn him that being nice to the old-timer will bring trouble, but before we learn why, Young-dal is called away to see a visitor.

Aw, it’s Jung-hee and she’s wearing the necklace he gave her. Her adorable attempts to try to make him laugh (“I brought my ex-boyfriend kimbap when I visited him in the army, but this is my first prison visit, so I came empty-handed.”) are met with his flat expression, but he finally cracks a tiny smile when she asks if he’s making sure to eat properly.

She honestly admits she wasn’t sure whether she should come, but his hangdog look back at the police station made her wonder why he felt so sorry towards her and what they meant to one another. She then musters up the courage to ask him outright: “Heo Young-dal-sshi, what are we?” Omo, omo.

A long, silent moment passes before Young-dal answers that they aren’t anything to each other, so she should forget about him. Aw, Young-dal, way to break a girl’s heart.

Jung-hee calls that answer irresponsible of her growing affection towards him, and then tells him how someone told her how she has no dreams and that she’s seeing someone who doesn’t benefit her life at all. “But… that’s because that person didn’t really know me,” she explains.

She doesn’t choose who to date based on what she can gain from him, but whether he’s handsome, nice, and if she likes him. And that’s why she met Young-dal. She’s both hurt and disappointed in him, not because he’s in jail, but because he doesn’t take his own life seriously. “I think you’re just trying to succeed by taking the easy route.”

She asks Young-dal to give up his gambling lifestyle, and then shrinks back, saying that makes her sound like a nagging visitor. She promises with a warm smile to continue to keep watch over him, so he shouldn’t feel sorry towards her and take care of himself. He looks away to hide the tears welling up in his eyes.

Her words stick with him though, and Young-dal resignedly accepts another beating from Manbong’s crew as punishment for leading such a terrible life. Young-dal grits through the pain in silence.

Jung-hee comes home to find a basket of roses waiting for her. They’re from Yang-ha, aren’t they? They are, and he sent them for her birthday (though Grandma notes that Jung-hee celebrates her birthday according to the lunar calendar). Her grandmother and brother ask if Yang-ha is her boyfriend, but the gift only makes Jung-hee sigh dejectedly.

Back at prison, the cellmates wake up in the middle of the night in disgust. It seems the aging inmate has soiled himself, a fairly common occurrence judging from the others’ revulsion.

Young-dal is tasked to escort Elderly Inmate 4224 to the washroom, where he bathes him and launders the clothes by hand. The aging man apologizes for being such a nuisance at his old age, but Young-dal is happy to be of help.

When asked what he’s in for, the old man answers, “Greed.” Everyone’s greedy, Young-dal replies, and he’s paying for that in prison time. He continues washing with a smile, and the elderly man looks at him warmly.

Dong-soo pays a visit to a snack truck ajusshi, to whom he asks for a favor. The snack truck ajusshi apparently sells ddukbokki by day and a burglar by night, but regardless of his good relationship with Dong-soo, his expression hardens when he hears the job is to rob a safe at Daejung Casino.

Elsewhere, Boss Min wonders when Chairman Go will keep his end of the promise they made, wherein he would repay her investment in profit. He recalls no such agreement and tells her to stick to her own business. This is why you need to get things in writing, people!

Boss Min isn’t afraid to call Chairman Go a gangster, but he merely laughs off the insult. This is where their business ties end, she declares, and Chairman Go orders that she be done away with quietly.

Dong-soo reviews the security cameras during the day before returning that evening with Hamburglar. Using the darkness to their advantage, they sneak into Chairman Yoon’s office in that tiny window of time when the security system is temporarily offline.

I don’t know where Dong-soo’s looking when dramaland rules dictate that a rich man’s safe is always behind the most expensive painting in the room. His accomplice finds it there though, and immediately gets to work to crack the safe. Since when did safes have a USB connection? Man, I need to upgrade.

Dong-soo grows more uneasy with each passing minute, but eventually they hack their way in, and he proceeds to take visual proof of Chairman Yoon’s ledgers. At the same time, Shin-hye is given the lowdown on Chairman Yoon’s lobbying relations with Kim Myung-gu (Assemblyman Kim, perhaps?) as well as her ex-husband’s lengthy history with various women. Her face remains stoic at the pictures.

Dong-soo and Shin-hye put their heads together with the information they have. Although Shin-hye understands Dong-soo’s thirst for vengeance, she warns that they have to tread carefully and wait for the opportune moment. Dong-soo nods in agreement, but I have a feeling he won’t take her advice.

Elderly Inmate 4224 asks Young-dal why he gets constantly beaten, and Young-dal says it’s because he lost Manbong’s money and he can’t get it back. The old man asks how much he lost, which gets Young-dal to chuckle—will 4224 tell him how to repay his debt?

The elderly man gives a vague answer, and Young-dal says warmly that he can use that money for snacks instead. But just as Young-dal walks away, the old man suddenly doubles over, coughing.

Concerned, Young-dal hails the prison guard down, but gets flatly dismissed. His panicked worries are met with a slap to the face, so Young-dal grabs a fistful of the guard’s uniform and demands that the elderly inmate be transferred to the infirmary.

Jang-soo and Jailbreak try to break it up and are promptly ordered to do as Young-dal commands. Although valiant of him, Young-dal’s outburst has got him pinged on the prison guard’s radar.

Over at the underground casino, Madame Jang remains tight-lipped about the casino’s true owner. She does, however, allow Boss Yang to promote his business. Lady Kim has him forcibly removed, barely batting an eyelash at his threats to report them to the police.

Yang-ha provides us with the requisite product placement break as he shops for a windbreaker. For Jung-hee? Oh, maybe it’s for the entire company because we see everyone with one thanks to a company-wide workshop that will take place tomorrow.

Supposedly the casino dealers will be giving team presentations in front of the company execs, and the annoying sunbae trio leader gossips that the top prize in this year’s mock casino game is a whopping 10 million Won (roughly 10,000 USD). That gets everyone excited and Jung-hee says she’ll win to repay her debt to Hyun-mi.

Jung-hee leaves the house next morning to find Yang-ha waiting for her with his car. He offers to drive her to the workshop and she gets in. He points out her nervousness in the car, which she quickly denies.

As expected, Dong-soo doesn’t take Shin-hye’s advice and sits down with Chairman Yoon after all. He asks point-blank whether the chairman knows of Jang Jung-kook. Chairman Yoon doesn’t deny the acquaintance, admitting that he also knows that Dong-soo is Daddy Jang’s son.

Dong-soo says he knows that Chairman Yoon and Chairman Go worked together to kill off his father. Way to show your hand there, Dong-soo. That accusation gets Chairman Yoon worked up, as he hollers that he couldn’t have murdered anyone, not with the law in place.

But Dong-soo uses the ineffective legal system to bolster his vow: “So that’s why I’m going to destroy you myself!”

Chairman Yoon smirks at that declaration—does Dong-soo really think that he’ll be able to do anything? But now the gloves are off for Dong-soo because he’ll do whatever it takes to bring Chairman Yoon down.

Neither Young-dal nor his buddies have seen Elderly Inmate 4224 ever since they moved him to the infirmary. Jailbreak wonders if the old man kicked the bucket, and something about today gives Young-dal new resolve as he tells his buddies they won’t get beaten anymore because he’s going to go up against Manbong.

Yang-ha drives up to a countryside villa, to Jung-hee’s confusion. I… don’t have a good feeling about this. Neither does Jung-hee as she asks what they’re doing here. Yang-ha says they’re having their own workshop… just the two of them.

She demands that he take her back this instant, and he asks why she’s being such a party pooper. “Fun?” she repeats, and then slaps him for that remark. Well yeah, he deserved that.

Jung-hee proclaims that she’s not a plaything for him to toy with and stalks off. But Yang-ha whirls her back and begs, “I never once thought of you as a toy. One day. Give me just one day. I’m begging you.”

 
COMMENTS

No. Just say no, Jung-hee! I see that wavering look in your eyes, but don’t let those puppy eyes fool you into feeling pity for the crazy, creepy man! Sure I know that she can’t hear me, but I can still worry for her safety, right? Seriously, though, just step away. Or run if you have to.

Um, that being said, Yang-ha continues to be an eerily interesting character. It’s good to know that he isn’t so naive to join hands with Chairman Go that easily, and yet I can’t tell whether achieving his adoptive father’s goals align with his goals. So while I’m all for crafty evildoers whose psyche makes you question what exactly makes them tick, Yang-ha’s actions come off as less diabolical genius and more petty man-child, as evidenced by the hour spent trying to woo Jung-hee now that Young-dal is (temporarily) out of the picture. Furthermore, I can’t accept his feelings towards Jung-hee as genuine when he speaks of his enemy no better than a domesticated animal. Maybe we were never meant to know the inner thoughts of a creeper in the making, but it’d help for character consistency to know whether he cares or detests all people without Jung-hee being the exception in either case. Or maybe that’s the whole point and I don’t get crazy love.

Speaking of love, I found it brave of Jung-hee to define her relationship with Young-dal, even if he did say it wasn’t much of anything. I know you didn’t mean that, Young-dal. Still, someone had to hang a lantern on just how easy success has come for Young-dal and voice that there are people who care for him and wish him greater success in life apart from being rich. What’s even better is that Young-dal actually takes her words to heart, and we see the decisive change from self-punishment to leading a life worth living for.

It’s good that Young-dal’s stint in prison this time serves a lesson, and that we see his loyalty and selflessness shine as well. I loved watching his budding friendship with the elderly inmate, who I dearly hope we see more of because Young-dal could use older and wiser friends. In that case, I’m sort of glad that Young-dal rejected Jung-hee for now, giving him more of an opportunity to grow into a better person.

That’s more that can be said for Dong-soo and Shin-hye, who at the very least had something to do in this hour. It’s unfortunate that their revenge storyline, while important, is the weakest link right now. I think it was reckless for Dong-soo to show his hand so early, but then again when has he ever waited for the right timing for anything? Let’s hope you don’t have to fold, Dong-soo.

 
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I know that this story doesn't revolve specifically around romantic love, but I can't help but feel giddy when I see DalHee's scenes. It's such a cute couple! and I like that for once the girl was the one who had the guts to ask for the nature of their relationship. JungHee is just what Youngdal needs: someone innocent, but strong at the same time ♥

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I hope that this experience and Junghee's words help Youngdal to change for the better. I mean, just as Junghee pointed out he's been only aiming for the easier way to change his life... that's probably the only way he knows, but he can always try to be succesful without going against the law.

Anyway, I do agree with you. Dal-Hee is adorable.

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Thyat's just the magic of DalHee <3

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it was ironic that almost right before dong soo revealed himself to chairman yoon shin hye was stressing the importance of timing. Really made me wonder if it really as poorly planned as it seemed. Or not. maybe he was just impulsive.

Anyways, there seems to be a lot of effort to ramp up the mystery behind GBT and chairman yoon (what with all the sneaking around and safecracking), but for the life of me, I can't even see the horizon of where this part of the story is heading towards.

I really liked the scene between Young Dal and Jung Hee during the prison visit. I could really feel the contrition behind YD and the chemistry really popped off the screen in a memorable way for what feels like the first time. I still don't really buy them as a couple yet, though (apparently, the writer's way of 'developing' a couple is to insert a couple of longing gazes with an OST playing in the background).

Yang Ha, however, was the star of the episode. With YD deposed in jail and dong soo quietly? waiting in the shadows, everything in the show is moving according to Yang Ha right now. His deal with GBT is certainly not at all what it seems to be; although I'm curious to know what he meant by turning GBT 'into his attack dog' (this show does vaguery like none other).

And curiously, Yang Ha's pompous, arrogant persona always seems to really bring out the best in jung hee's character where all of the sudden she becomes this strong, independent, defiant girl worthy of being the lead. In that sense, he almost defines her character and gives it traction.

onward to episode 12.....

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At this point, Yangha is the star of this show.

I actually kinda like Junghee. She's kind, nurturing and gentle but at the same time very strong-headed and strong-willed. The type that's rebellious because she does whatever she wants without hurting others and not because of peer pressure.

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Youngdal will be out soon. It's going his time soon. Revenge will be sweet for him, I guess.

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We've all been praising JJ's performance. There's no argument there. I'd like to compliment Siwan's performance as well; Now that this week's eps give him more screen time, he's able to show us what nuanced acting he is capable of.

Many here have called his char 'creepy'. I love that char's creepiness, becos it adds so much interest and drama. We know he is damaged and misguided; we don't want him to succeed at what he is doing, but IMO, it's Siwan who makes me see Yang Ha is walking on a knife's edge, he can fall to either side given the slightest of nudge at amy moment. If left alone, he'll continue to be his foster father's blood hound; pushed in the other direction, when he finds out about the truth, he'll fall down the other side, down a different ravine. That's one tragic char.

I've long been a LBS fan, but I don't quite get his performance in his show. Next to the 2 younger actors, his acting doesn't compare favourably, far as I can see. Seems like he keeps opening his eyes as big as possible, tries not to blink as much as possible--to convey, what? a sense of his char's imminent descent into mental illness??

I respect YD for trying to tell JH they are nothing to each other when she asks. At least he knows he's not good for her, even when she doesn't.

JH slaps YH when she finds out that they are not at the conference site. I'd say that it's not a good idea to get into a car with a guy whom she doesn't trust, then she wouldn't have to blow a gasket or slap her boss.

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That was what I was saying about LBS all this while. His wide-eyed acting! Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way about those eyes it's like he's saying "look into my eyes~ feel my emotions~"

I'm not necessarily comfortable with YH's creepiness but it is a central part of his character, just goes to show that Siwan is doing a bang up job with this character.

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I think LBS is better at the scenes in which he doesn't have to show frustration or anger, like in his scenes where he interacts with Youngdal, but yeah this isn't exactly his best performance.
Jaejoong and Shiwan are doing great so far. I wish whe could see more scenes of them together though...

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As much as my biased heart wants to differ, I know you are right. LBS's performance isn't just as good as always... though I'm not really sure if it's entirely his fault. He is doing what he can, but it comes out a bit exaggerated sometimes.

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The thing with Lee is that he is very good with subtlety and rich emotions and his acting is very intense. But that energy is tricky to channel. When he has enough in the writing to go by and channel it well, it's great.

But because Lee always tries his best, he has a tendency to overact/overemote when there is nothing else to work with. Dong Soo being so underwritten basically emphasizes this weakness.

However, without giving any spoilers here, we might be headed into a less Hulk-like future for Dong Soo. And I hope the writer can actually bother to write as much character into him as he is, even if inconsistently, writing into the other two brothers.

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Personally, I don't think that is an excuse since he is a sunbae to much of the cast, and has tons of experience before this. Also, considering that he has now attached the name 'idol whisperer' to his name after he helped Yoona get better. But, the way I see it is both Jaejoong and Siwan are acting better than him in this specific project. I am mentioning those two because for many commenting on their improvement, they make it seem like that without LBS they would not have gotten better at all. I cannot judge LBS in any other works though as I have not seen him in anything else. I do see some scenes where he is marvelous. But, in others where he does his poppy-eye thing I am left questioning his sunbae status (sorry #bricks self)

Jin hee, whose character is even worse off in terms of focus or commitment from the writer (I mean SHE has very little to work with) makes me believe her character and her acting is very commendable. Even more so than LBS in this specific project. She is pulling the complete weight of her character, where even the writers are lacking. Through this project I have become a fan of hers and hope she gets bigger and better projects in the future.

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An actor does not need an excuse for a problematic performance. They need criticism for improvement, just a fair one, taking all sides of the problem into account.

And as someone who has seen most of his major works and knows his acting, I do believe I can offer insight into exactly what the problem is here and why his performance is not good and what needs to be improved.

And it's a joint issue of writing and him not being able to elevate it this time. So yes, it's as unfair to say he's doing nothing wrong as it is to dump all the blame on acting alone and not mention the fact that his character is written solely to be angry and frustrated.

Overacting is his weakness, the writing is giving him nothing else to do.

Oh Yeon Soo looks like a very nice actress. They worked together in 'IRIS2' as well, where they had chemistry and interesting characters and it was lovely to see. I hope Shin Hye and Dong Soo as a team can get a bit more of a focus, if the plot does make her more of an active participant, which it seems to be doing. She has what she needs to be quite a cool female character, so let's see if Choi will give us more of her.

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i really was cherring for yang-ha because he was being honset with the poor girl, and Young-Dal would put on a fake smile in front of her but turn around and beat somebody up. But hopefully, Young-Dal will change and be honest to her, and if so, then i ship them...^^

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fake smile? what do you mean by that? honesty? young dal not honest? didn't he said that he's embarrassed with his life everytime he sees JH? he confessed to her in earlier episode at the restaurant. He's trying to become a better person and he rejected JH's feelings at the prison because he thinks that he's not good enough for her, yet. YH is a messed up person. Look what he did to YD and DS. He is capable of doing anything as long as he gets what he wants. I dont want her to end up with such man. Anyway, I am rooting for the brothers. The time when YH knows about his brothers. That will be scary. :D

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Hmmm there can't be honest if he has never shown his darkest side to her. There are many things that YH has done that JH doesn't know anything about. She knows he is cocky, but that's about everything she knows about his darker side.

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C'mon juz admit. You are Im Siwan's fan. Of course you want your bias to be good and put down others, right?

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Yang Ha definitely put on his creeper crazy pants

Dong Soo...I just shook my head

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Just loving and enjoying JaeJoong and Siwan acting .... They are just so good at their role. story is getting interesting also.

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Your comment is simple and short, but it strikes directly to the point haha. It's good. :)

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The deeper and farther we get into the series, the more I'm convinced that what YH feels for JH isn't love or infatuation. What he feels is possessiveness. His character is selfish and dismissive of others, everyone's just a pawn including his father (notice the veiled condescending tone while explaining his decisions to his dad?). He is so used to getting what he wants that he will not stop until he gets things done his way. Hence, this is why I think he put YD in prison. Jealousy out of possessiveness, not love. Anyway, I don't mind seeing him full on evil as long the journey towards that is internally logical. Got to give props to Siwan who brings this character to life and does it so well.

Also, I literally went aww when JH showed up to visit YD (SUCK IT, YANGHA). I'm still not feeling or convinced by the romance but it's the idea that JH genuinely cares for YD despite the fact that he was this thug what has done 6 stints in prison that tugs at my heartstrings. You go, girl.

Shin-hye and Dongsoo are so incompetent and boring god someone put them out of their misery! Isn't Shin-hye Director Hyun's estranged wife and YH's therapist and also a criminal profiler?? The Daejeong Group doesn't seem too concerned with her mingling in their midst or maybe I'm missing something? *shrugs* can't be arsed to rationalize about her character any more.

Anyone else thinks the song interludes are sometimes misplaced? Like the misdirection scene in the prev episode where YD was depicted walking out of the casino with a supposedly defeated face and this sad song by JJ came on? It felt so outta place and weird. Speaking of the scene, if you notice there was a split second where JJ had this very subtle smirk in between the dejected face. Only after viewers found out that he actually won did I notice this and this is what sold me of his acting capabilities.

P.S Poopy pants has one of the deepest voices I've ever heard.

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I also think it wasn't very evil genius-y of YH to divulge his plan to Director Hyun about using Go Bok Tae as a hunting dog but if there is anything to go by it is that half of the time we are not given any leeway to the inner-workings of YH's mind. Bad writing?

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Haha that older gentleman does have a very deep voice. Could not decipher a word out of him.

I think the addition of the OST during that scene was just a heavy handed way of pushing the audience to think they lost. I guess I'm used to kdramas and their love of using dramatic OST ballads to make the emotional impact so I didn't mind it so much here. Also I missed the smirk, will have to go back and observe!

No real point to make except that LBS does seem to be kind of flat compared to the other brothers, though I wonder if that is mostly due to the writing. Hopefully LBS can show more variety once they are reunited.

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Up till ep 11, and even ep 12, what YH feels for JH isn't love. Not only has he never been loved in his life, he's been emotionally abused by his foster father; so how would he know what love is, much less how to love? I don't blame him one tiny bit.

He certainly is used to getting his way. W no other role model besides that 'father' and his tall bespectacled personal sec, is it any wonder that he is creepy?

And don't forget his emotional/psychiatric problems that require medication. It could turn out that he is a psycho, n when he finds out who killed his real father n wreaked havoc in his life, he might kill them w his bare hands, in which case, I wouldn't mind watching at all. It is this stunningly pretty genteel exterior of Siwan's, contrasted w a sick and sickening young man w no morals, played w great restraint n subtlety, as if the craziness inadvertently leaks out thru a crack, that makes YH so fascinating to watch.

In ep 12, he actually explains the attn he pays to JH.

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As for JH showing up to visit YD in jail, any girl who does that in Real Life is probably asking for more trouble than she bargains for. Any mother, aunt or unni would have trouble w it. But then this is drama land, and they r the OTP, so what has to be has to be. Maybe YD will get redemption, and they'll have a life together, that is, unless the gambling bug bites again, and he loses everything on his back. Gamblers Anonymous has had a lot less success than AA.

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"As for JH showing up to visit YD in jail, any girl who does that in Real Life is probably asking for more trouble than she bargains for."

I've had the same thoughts as you but I also think that this is the first time JH has had this kinda encounter with YD. So, even though he might never change his ways, I think that instead of asking for trouble, JH is giving a chance to YD to prove that he will change.

Also, off topic but I don't think it's fair to say that visiting or being concerned with someone who's serving time in prison as asking for more trouble. It's easy to dehumanize criminals for the crimes they did but when you do that, you're not holding them accountable for the things they did.

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This might be asking for trouble but I think JH isn't the girl who would avoid seeing sb just because she might get herself in trouble.If so,she wouldn't have agreed to go out with Youngdal in the first place.

Regardless of the reason why she felt attracted with Youngdal,she does have a special feeling for this guy,especially when Youngdal told her that he felt ashamed in front of her and he wanted to be a better man.Maybe she thinks he was a good-hearted guy who had been misled and she might be able to change him.So after wandering in front of Youngdal's room in the night,she decided to give it a try.She was such a nice,brave,and straight-forward girl.

The writer so far didn't show us what could Youngdal bring to Junghee,but he definitely showed enough reason why Junghee is so important in Youngdal's life.

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I liked that JH was so forward, honest with YD that she wanted him but him outside the gambler, gangster life. Thats great reason for YD to change and we see in this ep that he is trying to survive and leave his old life.

Trouble is JH become clueless love intrest in ep 12 when she is suddenly best friend with the sicko that got her after he got rid of his rival. Thats very drama cliche that will ruin the cool story YD for several EPS...........

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I also did not like her being friends with Yang Ha's creeper self.

Young Dal is going to avoid her now too since he knows Yang Ha put him in jail

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When Yang Ha came downstairs to see Jun Hee get the news about Young Dal that proved it was a creep game of possession to him...then the flowers...ewww

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The writers are putting so much effort on making his character hateable that I just fall for their trap. YH is becoming creepy as hell.

Jae-Hee's love story will take a turn soon I'm sure. I see a misunderstanding coming round the corner.

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Oh, I totally think it is totally fine and well to visit inmates (not "criminals") in prison as an act of love towards our fellow human beings, who are less fortunate than ourselves, cos "But for the grace of God, there go I".

I only think that it is asking for trouble to pay a prison visit to a very attractive, very handsome, very charismatic young man, whom you already know, are already attracted to, have been out on a motorcycle ride and a candlelight dinner with. A moth to the fire.

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This is meant as a reply to @Aryast at 7.4.1.
Sorry it shows up at the wrong place.

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The series is thankfully getting more exciting now that there are more conflicts between the brothers. However, revenge never really seemed to be the important thing here. Which is a mistake, in my opinion. If you want a slice of life type of series about love and success, don't even add a revenge plot. Because that is what people usually get excited over (due to the dramatic value) and everything else does not feel dire and intense enough.

This is why Dong Soo is the most boring of three characters (the actor can only do so much with so little) and the revenge things happen in such a rushed manner. The other brothers have love lines, their relationships with the people around them are shown and explored and they generally have a wider role in things. When is the last time Dong Soo did anything but find/give information and be angry? Where are the people around him except Shin Hye? His romance doesn't matter and was hastily "closed", his feelings about his own life aren't focused on apart from his anger and that is why the revenge plot that goes with him is also so rushed and inconsistent.

They have turned the revenge part and therefore Dong Soo along with it to the least important priority, so much so one wonders why they even went with a past murder and blood relation plot in the first place.

It feels like watching three characters in their own separate stories across two main plots and the fact that they are brothers is not even important for anything else other than draaamaaa down the road.

Now that the revenge is in place, the first 10 episodes feel like unnecessary stalling. And for those who liked that, the second half will be boring revenge stuff. So I'm not sure how the overall thing will feel by the end, but at least people now have something to do other than playing cards. Perhaps the two can meet now and we can have both the gambling focus of the first half along with a more involved revenge, where all three brothers are actually taking part in it in their roles. That would balance things a bit.

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A revenge is always interesting, more if it involves brothers or friends. Also, the first part was necessary to create a situation that would make the revenge believable enough.

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But not half a series. Because those who wanted more on the revenge bits got bored waiting and those who don't want them might find the second half very typical kdrama.

Choi is lacking consistency in general here. He has split both the plot and the focus between the characters. He should focus in now balancing it all out, so it feels like one series.

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in real life,nobody will actually want to date a person who has went to prison for so many times..people would actually scared of them especially when the person is tagged as gangster..in jh case i would say she is very brave and has her own thinking when asking yd about their relationship..maybe she is also blinded by yd handsome face..lol..but to jh, yd has never treat her badly..so i can understand her..

but ah well writernim ,do u really need to do this..?they havent even start a proper relationship and you have to break them apart like this..my dalhee:'(

haha..like seeing jangsoo the daddy's boy being so innocent being first timer prisoner..

the elder inmate will become yd strength later on..no doubt about that..hope next week ds and yd already become big person..thats the only way they can fight the baddies..

pls give the elder bros some bromances..when exactly will they know their status..will they only get to know they are bros when the maknae falls to the ground later
on?arggh..its killing me...

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JH was never afraid of YD and then she had such a bad concept of him that the contradiction of the reality hit her hard when she found out that YD wasn't really bad at heart. :)

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"in real life,nobody will actually want to date a person who has went to prison for so many times..people would actually scared of them"

It's called love~~~ :D DalHee all the way~~~

No. Really, Junhee will make a better person of Youngdal :)

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I definitely think that it's about time they start knowing about each other, even it's just one of them...

It will definitely create more anticipation for the show.

I love the drama regardless...I think Jaejoon is doing a fantastic job...I'm so proud of him...his eyes get me everytime.

I love how slowly but powerfully his love story with Jung Hee is progressing....they are just perfect for each other.

Siwan is surprisingly good; it's my first time seeing him....He not very tall and he is "pretty" but he is very charismatic and a great actor...

I love his honesty with Jung Hee and if Jaejoon was not my bias, I'll root for Yong Ha to get mental help and be with Jung Hee....

but I'm a DalHee shipper no doubt!

I agree with most people here that Lee Boom So is the weakest link here...I'm not enjoying his acting here at all...it seems flat...it might be his character...and I agree that he has to tone down the wide eye thing...it's doesn't do him much justice.

She has great chemistry with both

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Opps...correction...scrap the last sentence "she has chemistry with both".

I meant to say that Baek Jin Hee is such a great actress that she manages to have chemisrty with both Jaejoon and Siwan.

I'm also seeing her for the 1st time in this drama, but I totally love her acting...she's doing a great job with her character.

unrelated...

I bet you she would have done justice to the character of Jae Hee/Seung Hee in Doctor Stranger.

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I totally agree. She does have great chemistry with both brothers. With Jaejoong it's sweet and adorable but with Siwan it's actually sexy.

And I also agree about what she is doing with such a poorly written at first character and limited screen time. Doctor stranger girl has no real excuse. Jin Hee somehow manages to make more out of her character, if another actress played Jung Hee the character would not be as interesting to watch.

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There are many things that I enjoyed about this episode. As well as episode 4 that was my favorite so far, this one has great and memorable scenes.
I particularly liked when Jung-hee visited Young-dal because both showed a lot of emotions. It almost made me cry.
She is strong, as proven by the last part of the episode where she is furious!
As for Young-dal, he has so many layers and that makes a really enjoyable character. I like to see how he reacts and interacts with different people in different situations. He is not good, but he isn't bad either. I agree that his time in prison is probably for the best.
Yang-ha is a character difficult to love, or feel any sympathy. Except for the first 2 episodes, his character doesn't really show anything that make you sympathize with him. But he is the one who is holding the cards in this game, he is playing his father (because I'm sure heis using his father as a mean to reach his own goals), playing Chairman Go, playing Dong-soo and obviously Young-dal.
Talking about Dong-soo.. I think his part in the story is kind of weak. The romance has no chemistry, and his revange plans are somehow weak as well. Why would you show your cards so soon? No spoiles from episode 12, but it also left more questions and not in a good way.

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Thanks for the recap gummimochi.

I do agree about Youngdal needing to be in prison to serve him as a lesson. He needs to aim for a better/different kind of life.

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If the need is to be in prison,youngdal has been in prison for 6 times already..but to be in prison where someone is waiting for you and giving her trust is what makes him the better person this time..
Everytime he is enduring things in prison,he will think of jung hee first..so the presence of jung hee in youngdal life is very important..

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I do agree. The JungHee factor was necesary to make a change.

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I'm late to this party but now I can't stop watching. I'm following the love story but at the same time can't wait until the brothers find out the truth.

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First of all, thanks for the recap :) Very good job as always.
Now, I must confess that I cried in this episode, the Dalhee moment in prision was just so perfect! ;_; And all the scenes of YD with the old prisioner was just amazing. I really hope this person helps YD in the future. And I really hope that JH doesn´t fall for YH, because this will hurt YD a lot more now that YD knows that YH put him in jail.
Anyways, I can´t wait for next week. Dalhee fighting!
hahahaha I really love this couple.

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I hope they will all go to Vegas. Please... make it like that All In and Swallow The Sun

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I'm sure Inmate 4224 is going to be a key factor for Youngdal's revenge and now that I think about it... YD probably doesn't have the enough luck for gambling, but he for sure has luck for people. He has gained JunHee's heart and now the favor of a powerful man.

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Thanks for the recap <3

"Still, someone had to hang a lantern on just how easy success has come for Young-dal and voice that there are people who care for him and wish him greater success in life apart from being rich. "

This made me think about just what is it that Young-dal has been living for. I do believe winning a hold'em tournament means more to him than just a way to get rich, seeing how his eyes sparkled talking about the game, and how happy he was to win big at Daejung Casino without cheating. So... as the game is the only thing that he really is passionate about, and it's not like there currently is another feasible career path for him, I think he would just go back to being a gambler after he got out of prison, despite not wanting to disappoint Jung-hee.

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I think youngdal strength right now is Junghee. He endured everything because Junghee..... really wanna see dalhee couple in happy ending...^^

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I think youngdal strength right now is Junghee. He endured everything because Junghee..... really wanna see dalhee couple in happy ending...^^
And when youngdal help the old prisoner we can see the warm heart of youngdal. Oowww lovely gangster.....

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Well, right now she isn't exactly his strength, but it will get better!

DalHee must survive!! :D

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*bows 90 degrees*

I have been a silent reader and i enjoy drambeans to pieces. I decided to comment because I freaking love this show. :D

now for my two cents:

This episode is siwan's. He's selling his creep role like a pancake. I am a fan of him. and i was actually not confident about him acting and all. but this proves me wrong. I kinda hate him right now which means he is effective. hehe. actually, I'd like to sit down with him and settle his inner demons. He is such a complicated character.

Youngdal..oh youngdal. why do you live such a pity life? I just want to smack and care for you at the same time. Now for the old inmate. I really think hios filthy rich and his going to pay youngdal's debt and let him inherit his fortune. bwahaha. drama hijinks everyone?

well, i have nothing to say for the odest bro. He's fine. well actually he's mad. I believe the three of them are mad.

and the madness of this drama is drawing me in. it does not sell genuises so I'm on board.

:D

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