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My Secret Hotel: Episode 7

After a break last week thanks to the Chuseok holiday, My Secret Hotel is back! Yay! It’s a busy day at The Secret Hotel as everyone prepares for the wedding that will save their jobs and the hotel’s reputation. Now that they’ve been given a second chance, will the bride and groom get to finally say their “I do’s” without murder and mayhem interrupting their perfect day?

 
EPISODE 7 RECAP

Sang-hyo sits outside in the hotel garden, thinking about her last interaction with Hae-young where she had congratulated him on his wedding. When Sung-gyum calls her, she pretends that she’s super busy with wedding preparations — but he’s standing right behind her, watching her yell at her imaginary staff.

She apologizes profusely for lying to him, and he sighs in his teasing way, wondering how he should handle the fact that not only is she relaxing on the job, but she keeps avoiding him even though they’re officially dating now. Sang-hyo continues to bow in apology, but he stops her to say that he’s leaving this morning for a business trip — will two days be enough for her to forget about Hae-young?

He also asks her to tie his necktie (that he bought for himself as a gift from her, awww). As she focuses on tying it, he suddenly asks if they should get married. Sang-hyo is taken aback, but he reminds her that she was the one who proposed first, in her drunken confession. At the very least, he promises that when he returns from his business trip, he’ll officially inform the hotel staff that they’re now dating.

Sung-gyum teasingly adds that she’ll need to hide from Eun-joo in the meantime, but too late: Eun-joo has been watching them, and has confirmed that Sang-hyo and Sung-gyum are dating. But it’s not like they’re married yet, she reassures herself: “We’ll have to wait and see who actually walks down the aisle.”

Speaking of walking down the aisle, Hae-young is sprawled out in his suite, ignoring calls from Soo-ah. He’s not in any rush to change into his wedding suit, either, despite Shi-chan’s pleading. After Hae-young ignores yet another call from Soo-ah, Shi-chan picks up the phone, assures her that it’s okay she’s running a little late, and then tricks Hae-young into taking the call.

She can’t believe they’re finally getting married, and adds: “You know I really love you, right? Even after I get married, my heart will feel the same. Really.” But even though she’s saying everything to Hae-young over the phone, she’s looking directly at her driver, Ki-ho.

Tears brim in her eyes as she clutches Ki-ho’s hand. She speaks into the phone but her words are actually for Ki-ho: “Even after I get married, I will love only you.” Ki-ho silently mouths, “Me too.”

But Hae-young is oblivious to the drama behind her phone call, and just hangs up after saying he’ll see her later. Shi-chan has to literally force him into the bathroom to shave and get dressed for the wedding. Hae-young stares glumly into the mirror, sighing for the umpteenth time as he gets ready. But Shi-chan is just delighted he finally looks presentable enough as a groom, even if his expression looks like he’s ready to go to a funeral.

As Ki-ho drives her to the hotel, Soo-ah is crying so hard her mascara is smudged all down her cheeks. He suddenly asks her if they should run away together, and she looks at him in surprise.

Everything is perfectly set up in the wedding hall, and Sang-hyo sighs in satisfaction that it will finally be over. As she’s giving a last-minute security debriefing to Team Leader Cha, he reminds her that they don’t have to worry about pickpockets any more.

She’s not fully convinced that Hwang was the pickpocket, though, and asks him to still keep an eye on things. Lurking around the corner is Gi-chul, who’s visibly shaken at overhearing that Hae-young’s wallet was found under Hwang’s body. Team Leader Cha gets a brief glimpse of Gi-chul, and it all seems pretty suspicious.

In one of the waiting rooms, Sang-hyo debriefs Hae-young’s parents on the timeline for the ceremony. His father uses her full name (as seen on her name tag) to pleasantly request a glass of water, and Mom wonders where she’s heard that name before. Sang-hyo’s worried that they’ll figure out she was Hae-young’s first wife, but his mother decides there must be a celebrity with the same name. Whew.

Hae-young continues to sit glumly in his suite, wondering if it’s really his fate to marry Soo-ah after meeting Sang-hyo again. Shi-chan is pulling out all the stops to reassure him that marrying Soo-ah is for the best when the phone rings. It’s Soo-ah, and she’s calling off the wedding.

Sang-hyo, having just arrived to take him to his parents, panics at the news and demands he goes after her. She yells that she got on her knees to beg for this wedding — doesn’t he know how vital this wedding is for the hotel, the wedding department, and her future? He asks her, frustrated, if she’s more concerned about the ceremony than the fact that he just got dumped by his fiancée.

In a daze, Sang-hyo slowly makes her way down to the wedding hall, where she watches in concern as her employees continue to prep for the ceremony. Kyung-hee informs her everything is ready, but when Eun-joo asks why the bride isn’t in the waiting room, Sang-hyo has to finally admit to everyone that the bride ran away. What was going to be the perfect wedding is now cancelled.

Hae-young’s got a plan, though — one that makes Shi-chan do a literal spit take — but apparently it’s enough to reassure Soo-ah’s mother that she’ll be able to save face. We don’t know what the plan is yet, except that Shi-chan has some extreme doubts about it. But Hae-young is confident: “I’m following my destiny.”

Inside the wedding hall, the hotel employees are worried about what they should do next, and what to tell the reporters. Sang-hyo apologizes again, but Hae-young arrives to inform everyone that the wedding will continue. She assumes Soo-ah finally arrived, but Hae-young has another bride in mind: Sang-hyo.

He tells her that it’s for both their benefits — he won’t look like the poor groom who got stood up at the altar, and she’ll get to save the wedding department. She thinks he’s crazy, but he just wants to do it right this time, unlike the way they got married seven years ago.

Sang-hyo is far from convinced, but Eun-joo thinks it’s incredibly romantic, and quickly figures out how to spin the past-love-meeting-again-as-fate story for the press. She tells Sang-hyo that the only way to save the wedding department is to go through with the wedding. Despite Sang-hyo’s protests, the staff is in favor of her being the new bride.

Team Leader Cha provides a welcome interruption as he informs Sang-hyo about Soo-ah’s mother literally shoving the guests of the bride out the door, and she leaves to take care of it, telling Hae-young not to follow her.

While Hae-young nervously waits to find out if Sang-hyo will agree to his plan, Eun-joo takes over the wedding details. She orders everyone to replace the cards that have Soo-ah’s name on them and rearrange the guest seating for only the groom’s guests. There should be nothing and no one with any connection to Soo-ah at this wedding.

Sung-gyum arrives at a resort, and is surprised when the staff rushes out to greet him. He had hoped to stay as an ordinary guest to get a feel of the place, but GM Lee tipped off the staff that he would be there. Disappointed, he’s ready to turn around and leave when someone calls out “Goong-min oppa!” and throws herself into his arms, mistaking him for her husband. HAHAHA! It’s a cameo from Namgoong Min’s “wife” from We Got Married, trot singer Hong Jin-young.

Back at The Secret Hotel, Sang-hyo is trying to figure out what to do. Kyung-hee gives her some advice: “Do you know what people regret most before they die?” She tells her that most people regret not loving enough. If she had the chance to take care of any lingering feelings, she would take it. But Sang-hyo’s more worried that she’ll get hurt again because of those lingering feelings.

The wedding guests are being let into the hall — but only the groom’s side. Eun-joo is satisfied that everything should go well, since they’ve replaced everything with the bride’s name on it. But one guest finds it all very strange, since that’s not the name he remembers, and points at the wedding cake that still has Soo-ah’s name on it. Whoops!

Eun-joo rushes over and shoves the last piece of name-change evidence in her mouth before anyone else can see it. Disaster averted! Except Jung-eun is also a guest, and knows full well who the true bride should be. She stands up and loudly demands to know why the bride’s name has changed.

The rest of the guests start to realize that there’s been a switch, and Eun-joo grabs a microphone. She passionately weaves a story worthy of a drama (er, so to speak) about first love, fate, and miracles, and soon all the wedding guests are fully invested in the touching story of Hae-young and Sang-hyo’s second chance at love. Except for Jung-eun, whose sour face indicates she’s not buying Eun-joo’s PR nonsense.

Team Leader Cha reports to GM Lee about the wedding situation (and ha, he gets reprimanded for only telling him now). Sang-hyo also arrives at his office, fretting about what to do. He gives her a fatherly pat on her shoulder, gently telling her that no one can force her to get married.

Eun-joo’s already set the wedding in motion, though, as Hae-young walks down the aisle. Shi-chan announces the arrival of the bride, and everyone turns toward the doors in expectation, but they remain shut. Shi-chan tries to reassure everyone that the bride is just nervous, but Hae-young looks like he’s ready to admit defeat.

Just then, the doors swing open to reveal GM Lee beside Sang-hyo in a stunning wedding gown. She smiles to reassure GM Lee that she’s okay with going ahead with the wedding, and he escorts her down the aisle.

Hae-young looks absolutely awestruck to see Sang-hyo walking toward him, and he can’t hide his smile. Kyung-hee suddenly remembers that the placards in the wedding suite still have Soo-ah’s name on them, and sends Young-mi to go replace them. Under the watchful eye of Team Leader Cha, she gripes about how long she’s going to be a lackey as she stomps up the stairs.

Grumbling, she replaces all the name placards and then flops down on the bed strewn with rose-petals, sighing at how nice it must be to stay in such a room. She pulls out a necklace and says that even if blackmailing Soo-ah didn’t work out, at least Hwang gave her another chance to make a living.

She calls someone on her phone, asking if they’ve thought about taking her up on her offer. She threateningly advises the other person to make a decision quickly since she’s already offered it to the “other party.” The hotel suite door slams shut and she spins around to see who’s there.

Back in the wedding hall, Hae-young needs no encouragement to say his vows, and Sang-hyo also gives her wedding vows with a big smile. But she’s crossed her fingers while doing it, ha!

In the hotel suite, Young-mi is arguing with an unseen person, insisting that the necklace is hers. But it doesn’t matter anyway, because if this mysterious person doesn’t want to buy it from her, she has someone else who will.

The vows now exchanged, everyone in the wedding hall is cheering for the newlyweds to kiss. Through her gritted-teeth smile, Sang-hyo warns Hae-young not to even think about it, but he just smiles and pulls her closer.

Young-mi finishes her preparation of the suite’s bathroom, and is just about to leave when someone hits her hard in the back of her head. It’s enough to make her immediately start bleeding, and she dazedly stumbles backwards towards the large jacuzzi tub.

To all the guests’ cheers, Hae-young and Sang-hyo kiss, and she has to remind herself that it’s just for show.

Stepping away from her attacker, Young-mi trips and falls into the bathtub, where the second blow to her head immediately kills her. Her blood mingles with the red rose petals at the bottom of the jacuzzi.

Detective Kim is at the police station, ready to dig into a bowl of jjajangmyun (and he even winks at the delivery boy!) when one of the other detectives reports on the phone call Hwang made the night he died — it was to Sung-gyum’s mother. That puts Hwang’s threat of, “I’ll talk to your son if you don’t listen to me,” in a whole new light.

Especially since we get a glimpse of Sung-gyum’s call record after he checks in with his assistant, Simon. Suspiciously, the last call he received was from Young-mi.

Meanwhile, Sang-hyo and Hae-young are continuing with the traditional part of the wedding, as the reporters’ cameras flash while the couple formally bows to Hae-young’s family. Even though Hae-young’s mother is a little surprised at how suddenly everything happened, his father hopes that they’ll live happily ever after. The rest of Hae-young’s extended family hilariously keep telling Sang-hyo how she should behave since she’s marrying “into a family like ours,” much to her growing concern and befuddlement.

Back in their casual clothes, the newlyweds arrive at the honeymoon suite, exhausted by the ordeals of the day. Sang-hyo wonders what kind of family he’s from to make such a big deal about her marrying into it: “Does your family own a BBQ restaurant?”

He tells her that it’s actually a big-name construction company — but don’t worry, his brothers will take over the management rights. She’s surprised to learn that he’s essentially a chaebol, and then sighs that even after marrying him twice, she doesn’t really know anything about him.

She’s not too bothered by it, though, since it’s not like she’s really married to him, and calls Eun-joo to know when she can leave the honeymoon suite. But Eun-joo tells her she has to stay all night because some of the reporters are staying in the hotel and they need to keep up appearances. Yeah, sure that’s the reason.

Sang-hyo is annoyed, and yells at Hae-young for dragging her into this mess in the first place just so he didn’t end up looking like a fool left at the altar. He’s about to tell her that there was another reason, but her phone rings — it’s Sung-gyum.

She freaks out for a moment before answering, and when Sung-gyum asks if the wedding went well and she was able to send Hae-young away, she looks over with wide eyes at Hae-young sitting next to her. She tries to silently shoo him out, and he finally heads towards the bathroom, but only after loudly saying that he’s going to wash up so Sung-gyum can hear him.

Sung-gyum asks if anyone else is with her, but she says she’s alone. Hae-young’s about to open the door to the bathroom — and find Young-mi dead in the tub — when he hears all the lovey-dovey talk of, “I wish I could be there with you.” Turning back around, he snatches the phone from her and hangs up on Sung-gyum.

She’s angry that he took her phone from her, but he’s angry (or just jealous) that she’s supposed to be acting like a married woman and is flirting to another man. Once again she reminds him that it’s a fake wedding and to stay out of her business: “Why do you keep dragging me into your hasty weddings?”

But she’s too irritated to deal with him right then, and crawls under the covers avoid him. Eventually Sang-hyo falls asleep on the bed, and Hae-young watches her from his spot on the couch, smiling at seeing their names on the wedding placard. When he notices she’s waking up, he quickly pretends to be sleeping.

Now it’s her turn to watch him sleep as she wonders if she was too harsh on him earlier (and aw, he smiles so cutely when he hears that). Then she heads into the bathroom, and screams when she sees Young-mi’s body.

 
COMMENTS

I’m a total sucker for the fake marriage trope, especially if it means forced cohabitation and keeping up appearances, so I have absolutely no problem with this little twist. Even though I know it isn’t the wisest move either could make, especially given their past, I’m really looking forward to seeing them sort out their issues with each other and just be honest about what happened when they were younger. I get the feeling that their marriage didn’t last more than three months originally because they were young and stupid and didn’t know what they were doing, so I’m hoping this fake marriage ends up becoming some sort of couples therapy. Also I’m just hoping there’s a lot of bickering and cute shenanigans, because hey, this is Dramaland.

Also, another mystery! Yay! Okay, not “yay” for killing off Young-mi, whom I actually enjoyed as a character because she was a kind of neutral evil force that added an interesting dynamic to our plot. So I’m sad that not only is that character gone, but she seems to be just a plot point to move things along. But I do like the fact that there’s another murder to solve.

Although, it seems more like the wedding curse is less about getting divorced in three months and more about finding a dead body. But Young-mi obviously knew something about Hwang’s death, and now the show seems to be suggesting that Sung-gyum also knows something about it. Or at least is potentially one of the people she was trying to blackmail with the necklace. Plus, if you add in the fact that his mother was the one Hwang spoke to on the night of his death, there definitely seems to be a connection.

Then again this show is awfully fond of the red herrings, and we’re barely halfway through. So it can’t be Sung-gyum who’s the killer, right? But he definitely has his secrets and while I feel for him when he returns and discovers that Sang-hyo and Hae-young are “married,” he’s still on my do-not-trust list. There are just too many secrets about him that we’re still not privy to yet, and I still get a sense of danger (which is the point, I think, based on the glimpses of his character in those moments when he’s alone and staring broodingly and mysteriously out the window). So even though I’m pretty sure he’s not the murderer, there’s still something super shady about his past (or his parents’ past).

Speaking of past secrets, as cute as it was to have Hong Jin-young appear and mistake Sung-gyum as her husband “Goong-min,” it also totally took me out of the episode for a few minutes. There’s still a part of me that wonders if it’s a plot point I should actually pay attention to, because Sung-gyum is so mysterious that I would totally believe that he somehow had a wife that he pretended not to know. But I’m pretty sure it was there just as a wink-and-a-nod to We Got Married. Which, again, cute cameo — but totally unnecessary and it disrupted the flow of the episode for me. (Although, you do have to wonder how many women just literally throw themselves at Sung-gyum, since it kind of reminded me when Sang-hyo was drunk and proposed to him.)

I feel a little silly spending so much time focusing on other characters when this entire episode was 90% about Sang-hyo and Hae-young and their relationship, but I’m pretty excited that there’s still a backbone of mystery that makes this show more than just a rom-com. Of course, it’s definitely predominately a rom-com, and like I said, I’m really happy and hoping we get lots of bickering and cuteness from Hae-young and Sang-hyo as they figure out how to handle their fake marriage. But I’m curious about all the dead bodies. Why are they dead? Who killed them? And will there be any of the wedding staff left alive by the time the show ends?

Because Kyung-hee has cancer (which made her little “the thing most people regret before they die” speech so much more powerful than Sang-hyo could realize), and Gi-chul was awfully jittery when he found out about Hae-young’s wallet. He wasn’t on my radar originally, but now I’m certain there’s something going on with him. Unless, of course, it’s just another red herring. I just hope he makes it to the end. Although I’m not particularly averse to more dead bodies, especially if that means we get more than one meager scene with Detective Kim per episode (and that jjajangmyun delivery boy totally didn’t think twice about winking back! Love it).

I’m also assuming that this was the end for Soo-ah — but in the good way, not the “dead in a bathtub” way. I’m actually really happy for her. Yes, she seemed like a nuisance and a bratty second (third?) lead, but that moment when she was on the phone with Hae-young, but pouring her heart out to Ki-ho, was really powerful. Maybe she will come to regret it and show up again in our drama to stake her claim on Hae-young, but I hope not. Not just for Hae-young’s sake, but hers, too. When she threw off her veil and seemed so happy and free about running away with her true love, it made me think that this was the end of Soo-ah’s drama, the one where she’s the heroine and was trying to do her filial duty by marrying the man her parents wanted her to marry, but following her heart instead. I wish her and Ki-ho a lifetime of happiness.

It is interesting that this show keeps mentioning the importance of marrying for love and not circumstance, because I believe that Sang-hyo and Hae-young’s first wedding is purely out of love, whereas this second wedding was strictly due to circumstance. Sang-hyo went through with the wedding to save the hotel, not because she loves Hae-young (or so she can keep trying to convince herself). So I feel the show is going to have to iron out the delicate balance of not just marrying in the heat of the moment on a whim of love, but also the importance of marrying because it is the wisest choice, if not the most romantic.

Although maybe I was just swept up in Eun-joo’s passionate speech, because as practical as their fake wedding was, it still felt pretty darn romantic to me.

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Thanks for the recap! I don't know where this show is going, but so curious to find out who the culpit is.

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Thank you for the recap. I was eagerly waiting for the recap. Hahahahaha. Super exciting on how this drama would unfolds itself :)

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I love her suit in this episode. I want it. And to look as good as she does in it. :)

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Thanks for the recap and comments. Just finished the EP. 8. Quite surprised that i fall for this drama. Love how they balance the romantic plot and the suspense murder. Though there are many obvious clues and character's reactions but it still grab my attention.

Can't wait for the next episode!!

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After another murder, I'm taking back my comment about not being interested in the whodunnit trope. Who on earth is killing everyone on the hotel?
I think this will be third's a charm for our heroes when it comes to their marriage. Wedding on impulse...now fake wedding...and I am hoping a for a real, honest to goodness, till death do us part marriage!
Thanks for the recap!

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Well fake marriage huh. I'd never marry my ex just to save my job or worse his face- so yeah I got bored there. What's SG gonna do now?
My only hope was the murder mystery, but with a new murder that mystery kinda bled to death too. This show is slow paced in a bad way.

The best thing in this episode was Soo-ah ditching the wedding. I like her! Too bad we won't see her back.
Though it'd have been more surprising if GHY was the one to call it off, but he is too cowardly to that.

I was surprised to see GHY's stalker at the wedding, why would one invite he?? And what is her purpose in the plot. Nada.

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maybe she invited herself! haha! I hated her as soon as her character was introduced.

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Hot Crazy Lady is just a plot device, and sometimes a funny character. Being married to a customer is a hell of a laboral hazard, if you ask me... ;)

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She is infuriating but I have to admit she is the only one that makes me laugh. The scene in GHY' office when they read about his alleged impotence I was on the flour, but I also thought OK so you're history now and then there she was at the wedding. I wouldn't be surprised if she was the murderer...LOL

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Thanks for the recap.

Yoo Inna looked awesome in that gown.

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I can't decide whether it is meant to be symbolic--or just a money saving ploy that everyone who elopes does so in a vintage mustang.

I like this drama. And I'm loving Sang-hyo's wardrobe. Finally a working woman who wears work appropriate clothing.

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Yes, you are so right about Nam Sang-Hyo's work attire (and general wardrobe). Finally after countless dramas passing off barely there shorts and skirts as professional work attire. A most welcome sight to see!

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Yes, definitely! She inspires me to buy some awesome earrings :-)

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Thank you odilettante for the recap!
Cannot wait to see more bickering between our two leads.. For some reason, I keep thinking they will get married three times. The first time for love, the second time as you said for circumstance, the final time at the end of the drama - the happy ever after ?

I loved the cameo with Hong jin young, it reminds me of the simulation acting they do on WGM. I was expecting her to say '' Oppa, you can't even dream of this on your salary''... But I suppose that line wouldn't 'fit the drama.

I also think that Sang Hyo is the daughter of the GM, he even walked her down the aisle, and when his expression when she asked him about forgetting someone you love, looked strange. Maybe he had an affair with Sung Gyum's mother hence why his father was killed . Why do they refer to her as the future of the hotel, because she is an heir or a good worker?
I wonder how all these characters tie together, as much as I love the cute, murder mysteries are so much fun!
Can't wait for the next episode! Thanks again! :)

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Just because I am a cranky old lady who dislikes idols, fanservice, and especially We Got Married (I think the show is a bizarre abomination) I detested that ridiculous interlude with the non-actress who happens to be Nam Goong Min's "wife" in a completely unrelated show. I was immediately thrown out of the show - who is this woman? Is this another plot point? And to realize that it is just a bone thrown to fans of We Got Married - aaargh!

It reminds me of the stupid throw-away scene in You Who Came From The Stars when the girl came up to the hero and she is all glowing and shot through gauze and acts all cutesy and asks if he doesn't remember her - to me, she was a creepy stalker ex-student and he was going through some manifestation of his alien illness that caused him to hesitate and not see properly...then I find out it is fanservice because they were a couple on some other show.

Sorry to rant, but when shows do this they are just whoring themselves out in favor of cheap laughs from fans.

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thanks for the recap
Aaaawww this episode XD, Haeyoung stares kills me ( Jin Yi Han definitely like a little puppy). But yeah kinda sad they killed off young Mi :(.
I hope Soo Ah go all the way with her driver XD, they kinda cute and can get some plot (driver-Miss against the obstacles XD).

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Oh, Sung-Gyum is going to get his heart broken. ::covers eyes:: Me and my second lead issues, I swear.

But I'm really glad to see the mystery is back, because I signed on for a murder mystery, darn it (yes, the interpersonal stuff is ok, but I want more detecting!) Speaking of the second murder, I loved the shot of the blood mingling with the rose petals. It was so beautifully shot and poignant, and (I hope) was an intentional commentary on the marriages (the first marriage has a dead body dropped on it, the second has pain and beauty mixed together, but hidden. So nicely done.)

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+1 re: yay mystery!!! Not enough proper whodunits in dramaland.

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Yeah! I find the show visuals very appealing.
They are doing a great job while giving it a personal flavour, including characters outfits...I specially love YIN's clothes, they are perfect and I want to copy all of them! :D

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haven't stepped up to watch this yet ... the wife controls what we watch ... but I just needed to say that Yoo-Inna is one of those actors that just really does well as Lead or evil Second Lead ... she's got a real knack for making you love her or hate her ... a sign of a person that knows her trade well.

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Yoo Ina's good even as nice Second Lead. Loved her in Secret Garden. :-D

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I loved her in that as well -- especially the scene where she was re-hired by Hyun Bin. Brief scene but SO cute.

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This story is turning into that mystery one, "and then there was none", which is like my all time fav so you won't hear me complaining!

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When yoo Inna was tying that tie, I had a flash back to queen in hyun's man and what she said a tie was made for, too bad it didn't happen here. Honestly I don't feel the chemistry between the two leads, Inna is trying her best with the pouting and hitting, but it's just not coming off right since the main lead kinda reacts in an awkward and forced way. But the second male lead has chemistry with her, even without all the touching and side glances and I've got to admit that the WGM shoutout was totally unnecessary.

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Finally this show is back! And it didn't disappoint. Thought the romance element was covering most of the show, but the mystery aspect really picked up this time.
There were a lot of funny moments despite the killer ending too.

I gotta admit the garden scene with Sung Gyum and Sang Hyo was cute and sweet. The scene looked lovely with the bright sunshine.
Sang Hyo's face when she got caught lying was adorkableeeee!

Eun Joo grabbing and wolfing down that piece of "Jung Soo Ah"-labeled cake made me laugh so hard.

I seriously didn't think that Sang Hyo was gonna show up as the bride since she was so against the idea and was taken aback by the shock. General Manager Lee just told her that she wouldn't be forced to marry right before they cut to the wedding scene.
Loving all the little cute, bickering expressions/faces between Hae Young and Sang Hyo though.

I knew Young Mi was a goner the moment she was alone in the suite. Ughhhhhhhh.
I didn't hate her. I was actually indifferent to her, but it sucks that she wasn't happy and was very alone. She lost her life without much fulfillment.
The sounds of the shoes walking away before her demise sounds like they were men's shoes.... Kind of a flat, low sound instead of a clicky heels sound.

Uber curious about Young Mi's call to Sung Gyum! Did she call him about the necklace and tried to sell it to him? Or did she call him in her final moments? But then again, it looked like she died instantly the moment she fell in the tub while someone just watched her. So then she didn't have time to make a final call...

The many times the drama flashed the shots of Young Mi's staring face creeped me out so bad; I kept waiting for Hae Young to see her when he opened the bathroom door twice.
But in the next moment, I was praying for Sang Hyo to not see Young Mi. Well, we all know that didn't happen.

I'm pretty sure the killer is the same behind Assistant Hwang's and Young Mi's deaths. I doubt there would be 2 killers running loose, but who knows.
We're able to narrow down the suspect list even more after seeing the crime happen at the same time as the wedding ceremony. General Manager Lee was at the wedding; he couldn't be the actual killer. However, he could still be the one who ordered it... That seems unlikely though. The crime doesn't seem premeditated. I wonder if Young Mi would've have lived if she had given up the necklace. The necklace must be in the hands of the culprit now.

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Yeah, I also wanted Hae-young to see Young-mi's body, and not Sang-hyo. I don't know why - I remember how Manager Hwang's death affected her, and I didn't want her to go through that again, I guess.

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I love this so much.

I kind of figured from the beginning if someone else died it would be Young-mi. Heck if this was a straight up thriller and not a "killer romance" she'd have been dead a long time ago. She is or was that typical character who had her fingers in too many pots and was just arrogant enough to think that whatever she had be it information, the necklace, or both and she kept pushing meaning it was simply easier to kill/silence her and take what she had than deal with her any longer.

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Yup, she had quite a side business with all that blackmailing, to fund her overseas trips and bags!

Must have spent more time on that than her day job!

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What is the charm on that necklace, by the way? When she held it up, I thought it looked almost like a watch battery. Maybe it has information on it, like a pretty flash drive or something.

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I lve this show point blank hahahahaha

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I loooooove yoo inna. How awesome is she in all the scenes. Especially right after the wedding, when she makes those hilarious expressions at hae young. :D

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Did anyone notice the song playing as Soo-ah and Ki-ho drive off together, as she happily throws away her veil? Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" -- same song at the end of the movie "The Graduate". I cracked up. Anyone who has seen it will catch the reference. Nice, funny touch. :-)

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I loved that part after the wedding too, when they are in traditional garb and everyone is reminding her what kind of family she has married into and she's realizing there is something she doesn't know and better figure out pretty quick.

Also, she is so great with clothes, professional, formal, casual, whatever. She moves really well and is so charming, I'm starting to think of her as the Audrey Hepburn of Korea. I could so see her in a Korean version of How to Steal a Million . . . but who to get for the Peter O'Toole role?

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Oops. Above wasn't reply to Saema, was trying to just add a comment. (Still learning this.)

Thanks for the recap odilettante. I always learn from them. Also I agree wholeheartedly that Saema "seemed so happy and free about running away with her true love".

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I was pleasantly surprised by the directions of this episode and I'm looking forward to fewer melodramatic flashbacks and more fun bickering and murder shenanigans! I'm also glad that they didn't drag out the Soo Ah secret romance any longer - although I don't get why they couldn't have just done that earlier. I know, I know, it's a drama!

Anyway, thanks as always fit the recaps! I'm looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

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A heads up: I just commented at another site, and someone immediately started using my screen name. If someone with my name starts making rude comments, uses obscenities, and/or says I'm a sex offender... PLEASE know it is not me! If the moderators here see that, please feel free to take down the comments. I'm here for the shared information and comradery.

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Is there a process here for creating an account? Would prevent this problem. I'm really disturbed. Just checked and they are continuing to use my name. Very upsetting. :-(

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First of all, none of my coworkers get a vote on whether I get married or not - LOL, that poor girl

And I was totally confused about the whole mistaken husband identity since I've not seen "We Got Married"...does anyone know where it's subbed!? I think it would be fun to watch :)

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"We Got Married" is subbed at DramaFever, kshowonline.com, Hulu, and dailymotion.com (not sure if Hulu and dailymotion have all episodes).

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Okay thanks so much - I can't stand Hulu or Dramafever but I'll give the others a shot even though I find them difficult to navigate from one episode or part to the next!

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You're welcome! kshowonline.com and kengsub.com are good sources for subbed variety shows. And Youtube at times with some searching. BTW, if you aren't watching Roommate I highly recommend. Fun!

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I should say "variety" and "reality" shows to be accurate. ;-)

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Hulu's and Dramafever's We Got Married is the Global Edition featuring international "marriages". It wouldn't be the one that Namgoon Min has been on. You can find that one at kshowonline, as revlow mentioned.

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You're right. Sorry. I only watched the 2nd season on DramaFever with Heechul and Key. Really watched for Heechul 'cause every he's been hilarious on every talk/variety show I've seen. Not so much here -- wasn't the laugh fest I'd hoped it would be. And as skelly said above the premise is very bizarre, and for me by the end kinda disturbingly so. I wonder if the other seasons are better. Anyone?

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Also https://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalWeGotMarried has behind the scenes "making of..." videos.

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She is breathtakingly stunning in that wedding gown. Not only HY was awestruck, I was too.

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I'm dying to know more about Sung-Gyum. So far he's being too mysterious. It would be good to know more about his family or what is he up to. This way we could build more theories about the killings and who's behind :D

Btw, I loved the main couple together. Yoo In Na keeps being adorable and Yin Ji Han is so sexy and does the puppy love so well.
I hope they have lots of bickering and funny interactions...with less misunderstandings. It is frustrating how they keep them from talking about their issues. The show could be the same without that. I mean, even if you solve a big misunderstanding with your ex-husband, it does not mean you are getting together instantly. So, in my view, letting them talk and allowing them to slowly get closer would be equally exciting, and less frustrating. But, yeah, I guess we are not going that way.

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Yoo In-na is so adorable! I mean, I watched her other lead drama and I liked her then, but it's only in this drama that I keep thinking about how pretty she is half the time, lol. Did she practice adorable faces in the mirror?

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Ooh, I don't know about this one. I am starting to question the direction of this series. I liked the first four episode where many little things are exaggerated a little bit, in a funny way of course. I think it gave the blend between comedy and mystery much more contrast, and the episodes tone as a whole are changing dynamically. Thus, it will need a brilliant actors/actresses, director and editor to cope with the dynamics.
On the other hand, the last three episodes kind of too soapy for my taste. Though I'm okay with the faux marriage decision, I don't understand Soo-ah and her driver runaway bride plot. I think the whole sequence events made every character involved into complete dorks. And this completely changes the tone of the show into as I said more soapy. A soap drama doesn't really test any parties to be innovative, whether it's the acting department or production team. Without adjustments, I am afraid in the end it's just going to be "another" drama.

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Like others have noted, I really like the symmetry in the marriage reversal. How gorgeous was YIN in that wedding dress?!!

The first time round, it was love at first sight and they jumped head first into marriage, acting purely on their feelings. This time around, the whole set-up is fake - Hae Young wanted Sang Hyo to plan a fake wedding (ie arranged marriage) and their marriage switcheroo is also a charade for everyone else's benefit (the parents, the hotel staff, etc) - but I'm looking forward to seeing them learn and accept more about each other.

I liked Eun Joo's "spin" on the romantic reunion and Soo Ah's alleged "generous gesture", but the pace was a bit slow and some story points didn't quite add up (I mean, shoving your guests off the premises willy nilly ...?) Well, my gripe strays into Ep 8, so I'll keep it bottled for now.

Lots of intriguing questions this episode.

How much do Hae Young's parents know, since his mum "recognised" Sang Hyo's name? Is GM Lee really Sang Hyo's father/uncle? What's the deal with Hae Young turning out to be a chaebol? Is this gonna turn into You're the Best, Nam Sang Hyo with a dose of Twice Married Woman thrown in? Has Crazy Stalker Lady been defused for good, or does she still hold a vital clue as to why Sang Hyo's marriage failed in the first place?

And of course, there's 3 murder mysteries to solve! If this is what they mean by a "killing romance" - I like it a lot!

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awww man. i like ur recaps but u guys are like 2 episodes behind in recapping. these days, the drama casting are published faster than the recaps since well its relatively easier to post it compared to recap.

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I was swept up in the fake wedding too. It was jarring because I was enjoying the wedding, and then the scene would flip to the honeymoon suite and the impending murder, so I'd go ahhh! And then it'd to back to the wedding and I'd start smiling. This happened about 4 times, but I couldn't turn off either reaction, lol.

And then when our main leads were in the honeymoon suite and Hae-young kept opening the door I'd go ahhh! again, but he was being so cute that then I'd smile. Oh, what a vicious circle.

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