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My Secret Hotel: Episode 6

The mystery as it stands is still being constructed: Alibis, motives, alliances and relationships between characters shift and change, keeping the central mystery of Hwang’s death as mysterious as ever. The focus of this hour skewed almost entirely to the romance, with about 6.5% to the mystery. I actually have no complaints; even though it’s sometimes uneven in its transition between mystery and rom-com, both aspects are effective enough in their turn to keep us completely absorbed in the moment. Strangely, not a lot happens, but I don’t mind at all. The show gets away with having less content by fleshing it out with a lot of substantial character moments. And feels.

EPISODE 6 RECAP

Three minutes — the time it takes ramyun to cook — is long enough to fall in love, Sung-gyum tells Sang-hyo. He asks her to date officially, and gives her thee minutes to reply. Right then, Sang-hyo’s phone vibrates and we see that it’s Hae-young, but she doesn’t answer.

With one minute to go, she starts to confess something to Sung-gyum but is cut off when a car speeds by, and Sung-gyum quickly pulls her in to avoid it. The car is Hae-young’s: He witnesses the accidental hug and curses himself for his drive-by.

Meanwhile, three minutes are up: “I’ll assume I got my answer.” But then Sung-gyum relents and instead gives her three days.

In her apartment, Sang-hyo says to herself, “Never mind three minutes… I fell in love in three seconds.” She reminisces how she and Hae-young first met, when she was a server and spilled food all over him. A googly-eyed Hae-young can’t take his eyes off her and asks her out immediately. “Give me a little of your time… I want to talk to you. Just an hour — no, just thirty minutes.” It’s nervous and awkward until she says yes. Aww.

Hae-young is now sitting outside her apartment, thinking about her, while up above, Sang-hyo nurses a coffee on her balcony, thinking of him. He wonders if she’s really forgotten everything.

Elsewhere, police have tracked down and arrested the three poker thugs. The ringleader tries to run but is cut down very quickly by Detective Kim (did he just run into your fist?), who conducts the world’s most hilarious arrest: “You have the right to remain silent, but it’s better if you don’t.” And he tops it all off with a wink. HAHA.

At the station, the gamblers admit to the detectives that they were at the hotel, until Team Leader Cha threw them out. They deny killing Hwang even though he “deserved to be killed.” Detective Kim orders them locked up for now.

Another detective brings Kim some new evidence: Unusual CCTV footage shows that the video for July 23rd is identical to August 23rd (the day of the incident), proving someone has tampered with them.

The next morning, everyone at the hotel is congratulating Sang-hyo for securing Hae-young and Soo-ah’s wedding. The strain of smiling wears on her.

In his office, Hae-young is brooding on Sang-hyo being with Sung-gyum while his co-workers discuss his… performance issues. When he catches them, they all laugh it off as innocent talk about building strong structures…so they stand tall and straight — oh no, please, stop, the subtext is killing me.

Jung-eun strides in like Catwoman in a slinky skirt with a thigh-high split. She spreads herself out on Hae-young’s desk, all legs and scary pout and wants to know if Hae-young feels anything. He just tells her to get out.

Disappointed Jung-eun promises to really leave him alone now, but in exchange (and her eyes travel south)… he should see a doctor. The whole encounter confirms his colleagues’ fears about his manhood. Poor Hae-young, he’s so confused.

Sang-hyo is visiting with GM Lee. He’s also pleased at her success, but comments that she doesn’t look so happy. As she’s about to leave, she asks GM Lee if he ever had a woman he loved. “I was wondering if the memory of love fades with one’s own effort,” she explains, and laughs at herself a little.

Sang-hyo catches up to Eun-joo waiting for an elevator. When it arrives — with Sung-gyum inside — Eun-joo dives in and tries to shut the door on Sang-hyo. These two, ha. Sang-hyo foils her but stops short when she sees the other occupant. Sung-gyum is undisturbed by the sudden meeting and pulls her on.

Awkward quiet ensues. Sung-gyum asks her if she’s thought about whether she’ll date him. Eun-joo starts at that, and Sang-hyo frantically pushes buttons to escape. She runs out with the excuse that she forgot something, and Eun-joo follows. Sun-gyum just looks pleased.

Sang-hyo hides while Eun-joo runs around yelling for her. She overhears a female employee in distress — it’s Slimy Manager’s office. He harasses and threatens the woman, playing on her fears about losing her job if she doesn’t go along. Sang-hyo’s voice cuts in, telling him to drop his hand. She lets the employee escape and warns Slimy Manager — who is, in fact, vice general manager of the hotel — that she’ll finish him at the ethics committee meeting if he doesn’t apologize to the employee. He mocks her because he’s a slimy twat.

Eun-joo’s found her again, so it’s time to run. She flies into Detective Kim and asks him to watch her back; she’s about to bolt when she turns back and seals her request with a wink. HAHAHAHA. Poor smitten Detective Kim tries to block Eun-joo from following, but she elbows past anyway.

Team Leader Cha takes Detective Kim to the security office where he explains that each day’s film is moved to an archive every night. Kim says this means someone had to have switched the recording. Only four people have access to that archive, Cha says: GM Lee, Jo Sung-gyum, Slimy (Vice General) Manager, and himself. Cha confirms that he himself would have moved that day’s video, too.

A guard (the same one from Episode 2) chimes in to tell Detective Kim that on the wedding day, he saw Slimy Manager emerging from the archive room while everyone else was at the wedding hall. While Detective Kim chews on that, a look passes between the guard and Cha.

Based on the new evidence, Detective Kim escorts Slimy Manager to the station, while Kyung-hee and Sang-hyo look on.

Eun-joo finally has Sang-hyo cornered. She wants to know if she’s really going to date Sung-gyum. Sang-hyo hasn’t decided yet and Eun-joo insists she should tell him no right away, because she likes him. Sang-hyo makes to leave without satisfying her, when she catches sight of Hae-young, who’s overheard everything. He lets out the quietest sigh.

Soo-ah is trying on her new new wedding dress, with Young-mi and Kyung-hee attending; she can’t wear last time’s dress because it would be bad luck. Young-mi wonders at how rich she must be to throw away a dress she wore only once. Soo-ah throws back, “Do I look like I can’t afford that?”

When they are alone, Young-mi shows Soo-ah pictures on her phone of her “friend” who resembles Soo-ah. Soo-ah takes one look and is sure that it’s herself — she suddenly realizes when and where they’re from, and her face says it isn’t good. Young-mi confirms it was last month in Hong Kong, and passes her a sheaf of the original photos. In the background of each selca of Young-mi is a canoodling couple, one-half of which is unmistakably Soo-ah.

Thoroughly rattled, Soo-ah asks how much Young-mi wants. Ah, blackmail. “For each photo, the price of your wedding dress.” When Soo-ah objects, she retorts, “You look like you can afford it — or can’t you?”

Sang-hyo runs into Hae-young and urges him to meet Soo-ah, who’s waiting for him. But he’s fixated on the question of whether she will date Sung-gyum, and she says there’s no reason for her not to. If that’s the case, Hae-young argues, why didn’t she say so to Eun-joo? Even before he finishes asking whether she might have any feelings towards him (Hae-young), she cuts him off with a denial. Switching to formal address, she requests for him to come finish the wedding preps.

In the car park, Soo-ah gets upset with Chauffeur Kim (whose name is Ki-ho) and cries that it’s all his fault. By now, it’s clear there’s something between them — he must be the other person in Young-mi’s photos.

Hae-young and Sang-hyo are surprised to find Soo-ah gone when they arrive at the fitting suite. Young-mi passes on the message that something urgent came up (blackmail…) and the groom should take care of the rest.

In their office, Gi-chul is gossiping about Slimy Manager’s arrest in connection with Hwang’s murder and Young-mi looks shifty at the mention of his name. Gi-chul is uncomfortable with the detectives coming round and blusters when Young-mi asks if he did something wrong. Young-mi delivers a speech about how people ought to live their lives right, which makes Kyung-hee smile weirdly at her. I have a feeling she knows more than she lets on.

Detective Kim is still putting pressure on Slimy Manager (by playing copycat to his whining, ha) about the swapped tapes. Slimy extracts a promise that the hotel won’t hear about it before admitting he switched them to hide the elevator harassment incident that Sang-hyo witnessed. He insists he had nothing to do with Hwang’s incident, but Detective Kim keeps him locked up to check his alibi first.

Team Leader Cha reports to GM Lee about Slimy Manager’s arrest and what happened to the CCTV footage from that day. GM Lee receives something on his phone which makes him sigh that he thought getting rid of Hwang would be the end of it, but he’s still haunted by the dead man. He tells Cha that there’s something they need to take care of.

Sang-hyo tries to get Hae-young to choose a theme for his wedding, but he is listless and tells her to choose whatever she likes. She moves on to flowers, and he’s just as uninterested. Just then, she notices Kyung-hee looking unwell and sends her home.

Out of their sight, Kyung-hee wavers on her feet. GM Lee and Cha pass by to see her clutching the wall, and Lee asks if she’s ill, but she says she’s fine. Cha pauses an extra moment, but leaves without comment.

Alone in the office, Hae-young repeats that Sang-hyo should just choose whatever she likes, because he doesn’t care. She says he should tell her what type of wedding he wants so he won’t regret it later.

“Then how about this?” He starts, “Instead of an extravagant dress, the bride wears a clean and down-to-earth one-piece dress. In her hands, rather than a ready-made bouquet, she holds some flowers that she likes.” A small church, he adds, without any guests or fanfare — just two hearts. Sang-hyo immediately recognizes the description of their own wedding, and tears up.

She reminds him that that didn’t work out, so this time, he should do it properly. She gets up for coffee, but her hands are shaking so badly that she doesn’t see Hae-young coming up behind her and spills hot coffee all over him.

He tells her it’s okay, and past and present intercut as he says the same words as the first time they met. “Give me some of your time. Just one hour. No — just thirty minutes.” He has to tell her something before the day is out. He holds onto her and tells her he’ll be waiting for her in the car park. Overwhelmed, she runs out.

Sang-hyo cries alone in a corridor and in his car, Hae-young waits.

In his apartment, Sung-gyum keeps typing and deleting a text to Sang-hyo when there’s a knock at the door. It’s Sang-hyo, who tearfully tells him the truth of her short marriage seven years ago: “I fell in love with him the moment I met him… I loved him to death and hated him to death. I tried so hard it nearly killed me. So that it wouldn’t kill me, I erased it from my memory.”

Sung-gyum asks if she’s telling him because she felt pressured about dating him. She replies that he should know — and would he date her, even though she’s divorced? He tells her that he also had a first love, so he doesn’t have a problem with her past.

“Even if that past is right in front of me?” She finally confesses that her ex-husband is Hae-young, whose wedding she is planning. Now Sung-gyum adds up the meaning of all of those times he saw her upset. He asks her angrily how she could hide something like that, and takes back what he said about waiting for her answer: “From this moment on, we… are dating.” And he kisses her.

Hae-young is still waiting in his car and perks up adorably when he sees Sang-hyo… but right behind her is Sung-gyum and she gets into his car. Sad Hae-young. She notices him too late, and looks away.

Sung-gyum drops her home. He thanks her for telling him, and also for dating him. He asks her to smile tomorrow: “Then I’d feel like I helped.”

Hae-young calls Shi-chan to drink with him, and asks him to stay with him for the night, which causes Shi-chan to spit-take. Not like that, dummy. If he’s left alone, Hae-young is afraid he’ll go to “that woman.” It’s a night of surprises for Shi-chan, who’s flabbergasted that Hae-young saw her (he doesn’t know it’s Sang-hyo), especially right before his wedding. So what happened? Hae-young admits he was rejected: “There was something I had to tell her, but she didn’t want to hear it.”

He asks Shi-chan if he should really go ahead with this marriage. Shi-chan reminds him that he told him to think it through at the start; he reveals to us that the real reason for Hae-young’s marriage was because his father refused to have heart surgery if he didn’t do it. In the face of that, Hae-young couldn’t refuse, and he didn’t care who it was: “I figured all women were the same unless it was her.”

Sensible Shi-chan points out he still got rejected, and Soo-ah is by no means a poor substitute: She’s pretty, from a good family, and crazy about him.

Or not: In her car, Soo-ah is arguing with Chauffeur Ki-ho, to stay out later — so this must be a secret date. Soo-ah says that they won’t be able to be together like this after she’s married: She’ll forget Ki-ho then, and be a faithful, loving wife to Hae-young. She tearfully begs him to stay together, since there’s not much time left. Moved, Ki-ho kisses her.

Hae-young moons around outside Sang-hyo’s apartment, regretting not staying with Shi-chan. As her lights go out, he wishes her goodnight.

In the morning, Hae-young watches her leave, telling himself it’s the last time he gets to see her like this. Were you there all night?!

Wedding time already, and it’s Hae-young’s turn to walk the aisle. With a last look at Sang-hyo and a wistful smile, he goes, followed quickly by Soo-ah. Hae-young looks up at where the broken skylight used to be, and wishes for another body to fall.

The officiator asks for their vows, and after the longest few moments, he gives his. They are really married. I am nearly crying here.

Facing the guests, Hae-young only sees Sang-hyo. “This is how it ends,” he thinks.

Someone is calling Hae-young — WHAT?! OH MY GOD WHAT.

It was a dream. It was all a dream. Shi-chan wakes him up at his desk and feeds him coffee. Shi-chan reproaches him for spending the night at the office when it’s his wedding day today. Hae-young says, “It’s the day my nightmare becomes reality.”

Shi-chan doesn’t have time for his self-pity, and packs him off to get ready at the hotel, as per Soo-ah’s orders. It might well be the gallows, with Hae-young’s expression.

The wedding hall is in the last steps of its preparation. Kyung-hee checks up on Sang-hyo, worried that she looks nervous. She sweetly sends her off to take a break, since there’s still plenty of time.

Shi-chan and Hae-young arrive at the hotel, but Shi-chan forgot the ring in the car. Hae-young: “Why didn’t you just lose it?” Shi-chan tells him to go on ahead but warns him not to sneak out. (That’s a great idea! DO IT!)

Of course, this is exactly when Sang-hyo is also coming out. They walk towards each other — and then past. But Hae-young stops her, and acknowledges how hard she’s worked. She congratulates him on his wedding.

In their heads, they each say goodbye to the other, and carry on walking away in opposite directions.

 
COMMENTS

I’m not gonna lie: I thought it was real. The fakeout. When it broke, I actually screamed out loud (= relief) and then had to have a sugary snack and a long break. For a second there, I was all over the place: My OTP-shipping heart was a wreck, while the other (sensible) part of me was thinking what a great twist it was for the story, because it’s such a game-changer.

Speaking of game-changers, I’m impressed with Sung-gyum for really committing himself. Sung-gyum is enigmatic in that he is an actual enigma: When he started his angry speech, I was ready to curse him for a jerk — the lesson being, “always let someone finish their sentence.” Of course, I doubt they are meant to be (and a girl can’t have a foot on two ships, unless she wants to drown), but I think it’s important for Sang-hyo to be with someone who isn’t Hae-young. It will give her a better perspective on herself, her flaws and her strengths, and also, I think it will also restore some much-needed faith.

Sung-gyum might be her boss, but he also sees her primarily as a successful colleague with big potential. It’s the good side of the professional-personal conflict: because he sees her as a professional first, he defaults to respectful distance, and it’s his strength when pitched against Hae-young. He can be cool in the head while Hae-young bleeds his soul out of his eyes, strategize while Hae-young reacts. Plus, I think it’s good for Hae-young to have Sang-hyo definitely off-limits — as the engaged one, that’s been him so far, and reversing it will a) take the burden of policing their interaction off Sang-hyo, and b) produce lots of jealousy-motivated fun. We’ve seen both of them a little jealous, but we’re yet to see either of them do something wacky with it.

(And come on, the romance I reeeeally want is between Sang-hyo and Detective Kim. Give an ajusshi a wink chance!)

In line with the “Country House Murder” genre, we’re going the path of a cerebral mystery rather than a suspenseful one. For that reason, I’m more surprised that certain obvious things still aren’t being asked about the murder. My biggest question is where did the body fall from? Is there a chute from the roof that ends in the wedding hall? The blood had been dripping onto the glass for a while before the body followed. Was the body meant to fall through? Where was he killed and where was the murder weapon (the bloody ice pick) found? Why not look for motives as well as alibis? I’ve watched Detective Conan, I know how it should work!

The gamblers’ segue and the Slimy Manager arc both feel like dead-ends to me: the latter has already been wrapped up, a dud even as a red herring (although not unsatisfying — he needed stopping). This episode doesn’t add anything new to the central mystery, although there are lots of new side-developments that could add up to some kind of motive. In addition to the suspiciousness of Young-mi coming into sudden wealth, she has now turned blackmailer on Soo-ah. Soo-ah, meanwhile, has been having an affair with Ki-ho — not a one-sided crush, but with reciprocated feelings. To complete the triangle, we find out that Hae-young is definitely not a willing participant, and the forthcoming nuptials are the result of emotional blackmail from his father.

There still isn’t enough to draw any meaningful conclusion about the circumstances surrounding Hwang’s death. We seem to be circling around the perimeter of the real meat of the mystery, which is somewhere between the dead Hwang, GM Lee (with Team Leader Cha), Sung-gyum, and the mysterious US connection. I wouldn’t, at this point, be surprised if Soo-ah’s father knew something useful, as well.

I’m curious about what more Sung-gyum is holding back, what with his unspecified “special reason” for choosing this hotel, and what his history is with GM Lee, with whom he had bad blood even before the murder note — is it simply business rivalry, or something more? I’m also waiting for some earlier connection between him and Sang-hyo to emerge, because I think the US connection somehow includes both of them. The more I think about it, the more it seems like Sung-gyum is the fulcrum around which the mystery revolves.

Meanwhile… there’s still a wedding to avert — it’s not too late, is it?

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I feel like it is going to be Soo Ah who bails on the wedding to elope with her driver. That would be a nice plot twist instead of Hae Young making the decision. And there is just something "off" about how Sung Gyum asked Sang Hyo out, as if it was calculated and just a business move. Just no passion, no emotion. Therefore, I ship Sang Hyo and Hae Young.

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I see what you mean about Sung Gyum, but just because he's being extremely careful and calculating doesn't mean he doesn't have real feelings. I liked that little moment where he couldn't decide what to text SH, because it showed some vulnerability and uncertainty. I think he cares a lot what SH thinks of him and how he presents himself- don't we all want to look good in front of the person we like?- and that's why he's planning every little thing he does. It's his way of protecting his feelings.

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Thanks for the recap! I am watching several shows, and I was surprised to find that this one turned out to be my favorite. Well, so far, anyway :)

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indeed..
and i gave up watching some dramas, but this one.. i wait every week for the new episodes! i love the storyline, the chemistry, the actors, and their outfit! beautiful in every way! :)

but i wonder, who kill that man? i really do need some spoilers! :D

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Gave up on so many that were lauded by others as well. Personally, I thought Fated to Love You got really draggy after the first 10 episodes and couldn't make it to the end. And sadly this drama is going the same way for me. Don't like the style of the drama, and the actors aren't doing it for me. The plot is boring and everything just screams B team to me.

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haha.. then i should say that you're not alone. i stopped watching it on ep. 13, and havent continued yet.. i like the TW version more.. i love their acting, their chemistry and their story more than this Kr version. the feeling of loosing her baby.. oh.. i still remember it.. but in this version.. sorry to say but i couldnt feel it.. i'm really sorry FTLY Kr version fans :)

it's okay that's love too.. haha.. aigooo.. i guess, there's something wrong with my taste.. hehe

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i pitied HY when he look up hoping for another corpse falling XD LOL.
Uuughh this show is killin me with feels and angst, the 1st meeting between HY and SH you can feel buttterflies and glitter flying around them XD.
Thanks for the recap Saya!

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Same here!

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first! i've been refreshing all night (now morning haha)

ALL MY FEELS when sunggyum swooped in! i was all ready to tell him off for being such a jerk too... but taking advantage of a girl when she's a wreck ain't that good either haha. rmb what detective kim said about women and wrist grabs?

poor hae young, he didn't even get a chance to say a thing. can't wait to see how his relationship with sang hyo pans out especially if the wedding really goes through! i don't support unfaithfulness in marriage (a la shark) even if it's clear the leads are the otp to watch out for. and please please start giving us more clues on the murder! what if it's like the orient express where many people had a part to play in it? just shooting wildly here haha. can't wait for next week!

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I'm beginning to love this drama more and more! The show has found the perfect balance between romance, comedy and mystery therefore constantly keeping us on our toes. I actually wouldn't mind if SG ended up with Eun Joo as a back-up option... There's something adorable about the way she's so frank about her feelings; it's a nice change from all the secrets in the hotel. Plus her frenemiship with SH is hilarious! But right now I'm enjoying the HY's jealousy every time he sees SH & SG together because that man needs to make a move before the love of his life is stolen away from him forever!

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Okay I love Detective Kim now. Haha his was especially hilarious here.

I quite liked how Sung-gyum asked Sang-Hyo out. I wouldn't mind someone asking me out like that. That said, while it seems like he genuinely cares for her, I also feel like he has other motives.

Eun-Joo chasing Sang-Hyo threw the hotel was hilarious as well.

I kind of wish they made Soo-Ah more likable, or at least less detestable. Then I would feel more passionate about her relationship with Ki-Ho, the working class man that is in love with the princess but their social classes keeping them apart FOREVEEEEER!!!
But she's mean so now I care less.

Best part was Hae-young's little lip bite during the flashback. This is a drama where I actually like the main dude even more than the 2nd lead.

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you know dead bodies falling must be so common in writers everyday life that they dont pay attention as to where, how and the weapon. just clean it up and lets move to the next chapter, ok?
the dream-wedding totally got me confused too. a fake-out that just has you slap your cheeks. yes, I am awake. but why... oh he is the one asleep.

I think Sang Hyo and Hae Young are adorable and want them to be happy... even though how can they even remember each others names? seriously, the most difficult names for the main 3 ever. I just cant remeber them!

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This show is absolutely killing me when its Hy I'm like awwwwwwwww and the SG I'm like awwwwwwww .... Show can't you make me hate one and love the other pleaseeeeeee show ur killing me put me out of my misery ???? kk in done lol I ship Hy and Sang Hyo zi hhope they get marries n have lots n lots of babies ??

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I thought the fakeout was real...and realized that I was not breathing...and starting thanking the heaven that it was a dream.

I also believe that his fiancee is going to back out of the wedding.

I was totally surprised by Sung-gyum's "we are dating" and the kiss...might I comment it was a great kiss!

Buut Hae-young's face when they came out together...broke my heart...he is so in love with her...so wants to confess...so wants to reconcile...ok...yes, he is still engage...yes, his wedding is within hours...but I am counting down the eps until Hae-young and Sang-hyo first kiss....it is going to be beyond HOT!

Detective Kim is also in Surplus Princess Mermaid - his character is a riot in that drama also.

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Exactly my thoughts!
I cannot wait till next episode, I need to see more of Sang-hyo and Hae-Young together :D
Yoo In Na and Jin Yi Han are definitely the best of the show. Their acting is so good you actually feel how they long for each other...at this rate they will need a fire extinguisher for filming the passion scenes XDD

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Can I have Goo Haeyoung all to myself please? He looks so adorable, and when he was sad, I really want to go there and give him a hug!!!

I can't wait for the next episode to unfold... and I really hope that Soo Ah would NOT show up on the wedding day. MY OTP NEEDS TO LIVE IN THIS DRAMA. It would not be a drama if she shows up! OR SOMEONE HAS TO DIE (again - let it be Young Mi if someone has to, it'd better be her. Oops). QUICK. Before he gets married.

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Loved how Sang Hyo gave Detective Kim a wink. ;]

The Vice General Manager is a disgusting perve who needs to be punished. Do I think he's the killer tho? Meh, no. The suspect pool is still getting large, but I don't mind.
The security guy and the Head Security Leader Cha were exchanging some suspicious looks though.

Sung Gyum looked and acted so intimidating before he changed abruptly and kissed Sang Hyo. I'm kinda speechless about how that went about...

Shi Chan is freaking hot. And cute. Funny/dorky too. I haven't seen him in any other drama before.

So both Hae Young and Soo Ah are in love with other people.
The driver (Ki-Ho! Now I know his name...) seems like a nice, calm guy. He's quite the contrast to Soo Ah's bubbly, annoying personality. I hope Soo Ah is the one that no-shows her own wedding.

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I really like Shi Chan, too! He's such a dufus but then turns out to be pretty level headed. I wish he would advise HY to stop with the rolled-up Miami Vice sleeves, already :(
Dude, who hires an architect whose style is stuck in the 80s?

I love SG and have always loved Namgoong Min. He specializes in this dry, wry, imperturbable, unflappable Manager character who still likes to stir up the s**t. He's having way too much fun yanking Eun Joo's chain. Alas, he also specializes in NEVER getting the girl, so there's that.

This hotel makes me laugh, there are no guests and the employees have daily meltdowns in what appears to be the lobby. I can't help but still think GM Lee has a lot to do with the deaths.

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This hotel makes me laugh, there are no guests and the employees have daily meltdowns in what appears to be the lobby

I know, right? I think the same thing every episode. It's actually kind of funny, how there is so little effort being made to give the impression that it's actually a working hotel.

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the guests are all DEAD in fact it is the hotel of DEAD. bhahahaa
in fact they are all ghosts.

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Haha! ?????

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its too late to comment on this but that wasnt the lobby. its the back office! yes with marbles and all. i was shocked too.

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thanks for recap and analysis..

lets call it that SA will bail out this round (i doubt driver Kim will be the one to burst into the hall and stop the proceeding). if not, tho at the risk of SH's job & the hotel's reputation, another dead body is just as effective. im kidding of course but really, anything please, cos the wedding must not happened. my poor babies..

this is the first time that i never care for the second male lead, at all - must be the residue over my disappointment over him in Wild Chives.

can't wait for Monday!

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Awwww, my fantasy is that Driver Kim will run into the ceremony shouting "SOOOOOAHHHHH! SOOOAHHHHH!" Like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. I guess I just really dated myself :/

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I like how we guys fantasied ourselves with the plot. Quite entertaining and amusing.... ???

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Ha ha.. Was really turned off by Nam Goong Min's character portrayal in Wild Chives.

It wasn't a disappointment for me, but more of an annoyance -him playing this annoyingly smiley character with random hand gestures. The young Joon Soo was so much better. Am still recovering from THAT annoyance from that kdrama...... :-(

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How many times can the wedding be cancelled before they realise it's just a Plain Bad Idea?

Of course, I want them to cancel it, but how will the hotel recover from such bad PR?

Besides, if HYactually went through with the ceremony, it's something that would always be there, even if he never loved Soo-ah, even if he got a divorce, and HY and SH get together in the end. (Although it would be pretty funny to see HY and SH bickering about how his eligibility stocks have plummeted, since he's a twice-divorced bachelor and all that!)

I agree, it would be a brilliant idea if Soo-ah called it off this time. I'll just put my faith in the previews.

Totally unrelated, but it just hit me - is Head Security Leader Cha the same actor as the blind date guy from Me Too, Flower?

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>How many times can the wedding be cancelled before they realise it’s just a Plain Bad Idea?

Frankly, if a dead body dropped into my arranged marriage ceremony, I'd take the hint.

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To me, I think the fake wedding hints something.... This shows how reluctant HY is to get married. I pity him for that...? This might suggest that in nxt ep, HY might do something...

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Just running in to say I am so so so happy about the second lead ship actually sailing - in a massive break from kdrama tradition, someone actually came clean about their past! and the person they confessed to wasn't a jerk about it!

(note, he's not forcing her either - Sang-hyo is the one who went to HIM and confessed, because she wanted to know if he'd still date her if he knew all this)

Also, that striped blouse and skirt she's wearing for most of this ep during the Eun-joo chase and kiss? Is GORGEOUS (her figure!!!). It's sexier than many far more revealing dresses.

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Thanks for the Recap! :)
I'm loving this show.
I know I'm late but I've got to say this.

I still don't believe Kyung-hee's alibi. It does look like she's sick but there's something really suspicious about her. On another note, I don't think she has cancer. I kinda think she's pregnant.

Also, Hae Young and Sang Hyo make a really cute couple :)

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but who would lie she has cancer to hide being pregnant? that doesnt make any sense. nope, you are wrong.

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I'd love to work in HY's firm. Those ppl are hilarious esp. when they start spouting nonsense about strength & whatnot to HY. LOL. But my heart fell along with his when he saw SY & SG.
I hate Slimy & hope that the last time we see him. And someone need to start being suspicious to YoungMi tbh. That gal has a lot of secret & sneaky.

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Let's work together in HY film!

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Cantt wait for episode 7!but come to think of it 9 episodes more is much to many to resolve the conflict between HY and SH. We're almost at the half of the drama,but there are too many background stories that makes it kind of dragging to watch. and the all the mysteries and conflicts could be solved in much lesser number of episodes. Not that I am complaining about the no. Of scenes between our first leads, i want want to see both HY and SH smolder each other with their loving gazes...both YIN and JYH do portray their lovesick characters very convincingly.
Here's to a more exciting episodes ahead! ^^

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>9 episodes more is much to many to resolve the conflict between HY and SH

Ah, but there's a murder mystery to solve! I'm hoping that since the mystery has kind of taken second place the last few episodes, that now the relationships will be background, and the hunt for the murderer(s) will take center stage.

I also wouldn't mind an episode or two of SH and SG dating pleasantly while HY scowled at them from a distance. Just sayin'.

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gah! I really want them to get back together. It breaks my heart seeing them like that.

I like how Sang-hyo confessed things to Sung-gyum. That he will not learn everything from someone else or will learn it by accident. I hated him for a moment for just giving her 3 minutes. hello?

I somehow don't care of the murder mystery or rather I don't want to invest much on whodunnit thing to save myself from disappointment.

Thanks for the recap! Can't wait for the next episodes!

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I was hoping they would take the chance to get rid of the annoying Jung Eun's character when she told HY she had to give up on him due to his "problem" down there..

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I was actually really happy when Sung-gyum kissed her because, sorry, Hae Young, I ship them more > <

HY's and SH's relationship just seems a bit too flighty or even unstable to me, and even though the fact that he has some other motives is pretty obvious, this episode was a big plus for me when Sung-gyum and Sang-hyo FINALLY KISSEEEEEED.

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Is it me or doesn't the leading ladies have a flair for the dramatic?

Sang-Hyo overreacts (a bit). It's confusing, becoz she can be this consummate professional on one hand and then "cry her eyes out" when ill treated by a client. I began to wonder how "Shing-Shing" (I need romance 3) would have reacted in the sample spot (partly becoz of Namgung Min :-P ).

Soo-Ah is the quintessential silly rich girl. Doesn't bother me as much as others (becoz we know she is going to get her pay back).

Jung-eun does not show the traits of a reporter at all. She is also inexplicably ... silly.

Finally what's going on with Eun-Joo and Sang-Hyo chasing each other like silly teenagers.

It started out really well. But I'm getting annoyed by the repetitive silliness.

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I agree about the repetitive silliness. Nothing seems to surprise me any more, c'mon drama!

Btw I noticed My Secret Hotel and Yoona's Street are crossed out in the Currently Airing list, does it mean they are not airing this week??

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Me watching the fake wedding scene:
"Oh, already? Uh-oh, what's gonna happen this time! LOL, waiting for another body to fall HY?...But seriously, where's the body?? This is a dream right? He's not actually gonna say it is he? IS HE?? No, wait, what? This is a dream right? This is totally a dream. ..Why is it still going! OMG, IT"S NOT A DREAM IT'S REAL IT'S...Oh, it was a dream, heh heh. *feels really gullible*"

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I have my eye on Young Mi as the pickpocket. She seems to have a knack for coming across secrets, but we don't have any solid reason to believe the pickpocket is the murderer.

I have faith in Soo Ah for following her heart for a change, with Young Mi's scorn in the next week preview. I wonder what did it- Young Mi's threat? The second chance to give up on her wedding?

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Thanks for the recap and the comments Saya.

I’m really enjoying this show. Usually I don’t like the flashback portions in reunited lovers stories but I love them here. It’s so sweet how the two fell in love. I said before this is one time I want the exes to reunite even though I like Sung-gyum as well. I am glad Sang-hyo told him the truth about her past. Relationship with secrets of this scale don’t work.

Funny moments I liked were Sang-hyo’s wink at the detective and Jung-eun’s attempts at arousing the impotent (!) Hae-young.

I found the picture of a groom praying for another dead body to prevent his impending nuptials very very sad. At this point I’m hoping for Soo-ah eloping with her chauffeur or something like that.

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Is episode 7 not airing this week? I couldn't find any updates, and I noticed on the homepage of the site it had been crossed off the schedule as well...

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Are episodes 7 & 8 delayed to next week due to Chuseok?

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That's right - it'll be back next week, so hang in there!

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::sigh:: You mean I have to find something productive to do on Monday and Tuesday night? Say it ain't so! ;)

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can someone tell me name of this song the end ep 6 ! please !

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Can't wait for Ep7!!!!! I missed it this entire week that I almost went crazy! Hehe.. I believe SA will not elope with the driver even if I hope she will as it would be a nice twist plot and HY might already think through the entire night but have not make his decision yet. I suspect a lot more interesting about HY in ep 7 and 8 as it is getting to the climax and was draggy in previous episodes. Maybe HY will sneak out? Like what SC suggest? Or he propose to SH while SA elopes? Let see nxt week! Thank you so much for doing the recap and I have been enjoying every episodes of it :) I am very amused at HY's impotent scenes ;) and the chasing scene for SH after Slimy thought to himself why SH not scared of him but EJ. I was laughing so much.... TBH, I was almost upset when the Fakeee wedding scene came out, I thought it real lol and I pity SH that they cannot be together even when they think about each other. I like SG too but I was quite disppointed that she went up to find him like that to tell him about her marriage. I expect something more better with SG.

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Where is episodes 7 & 8 recaps ?

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I like this drama more and more as the episodes go on. At one point, I looked down and saw I was a half hour into the episode, but I swear it felt like 5 minutes in! I need more dramas like this in my life :-).

Loving how well all the characters dress, and all the pretty earrings. It threw me off a little when our winky detective was wearing a powder blue blazer to arrest the gamblers, and then in the next scene Hae-young was wearing a nearly identical powder blue blazer. I thought it was the same one for a moment! It make it confusing when viewing either of them from behind, that's for sure.

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OMG. i never comment on any recaps but i had to once you mentioned detetive conan. Let me just say, i am a hard core fan.

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My bad, *Detective Conan. I called myself a hard core fan... and then spelled it wrong. smh

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