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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 6

It’s time for Ri-jin to make big choices (none of them involve kisses, sorry), but is it really up to her? It’s her big question this episode as strings get pulled in all senses. Both of our main characters have to take a stand, but the threats loom big for Do-hyun, who not only has to protect his peeps, but also himself. Despite the danger, we can still enjoy the family moments and the promise of friendship…eventually? Maybe?

EPISODE 6 RECAP

Do-hyun and Ri-jin’s faces are inches apart, and both wonder to themselves why their hearts are pounding — or in Ri-jin’s case, for whom. She tentatively asks, “Shin Se-gi?”

Do-hyun grips her shoulders and asks her if she’s still confused between them. “Shall I make it so that you’re not confused?” he offers. Agonizingly slowly, he leans in towards her, and she closes her eyes. Their pounding hearts get louder, and the moment before their lips fiiiinally touch, Do-hyun flops, breaking it up. Lol.

A beat later, Ri-jin snaps out of it and grabs his collar, face furious. He hastily apologizes. Since he shares his one heart with the other alters, he didn’t know who was reacting to her so he wanted to check —

“Why did you stop?!” She yells at him, and tells him to finish what he was doing because there’s something she needs to confirm too. He tries to backtrack, but she argues, “Even though I’m using my heart alone, it’s become confused!”

He’s utterly taken aback, and she carries on raging about him getting into her head. To finish things, she puckers up and goes for him. He pulls back and they end up on the floor…and enter Ri-on.

Seeing his sister wriggling on top of Do-hyun, he bawls for Mom.

Next thing we know, the family packs Do-hyun’s car full of food. Ri-jin hangs back, totally soused, while their guest is sent off. It’s uncomfortable, and the moment he’s out, the smiles turn to frowns and the family rounds on her.

Mom thinks she locked herself in the cellar on purpose to have her way with Do-hyun and chastises her for being unclassy, while Dad chides her falling for a pretty face too quickly. Ri-on’s parting shot is that she must be pretty embarrassed now the drink’s subsided. Her protestations of innocence go unheard.

Not far away, Do-hyun stops his car and tries to shake off what just happened. In the dog-house (ha), clinging to the family dog, Ri-jin wails in self-reproach.

Now home, Do-hyun ponders Ri-jin’s confession of her confused feelings. He faces his reflection and a growing smile takes hold. Aww. He heads out of the bathroom.

After he’s gone, the lights flicker and the room darkens. With that look in his eyes, the man now in front of the mirror is Se-gi.

The next morning, Do-hyun jolts awake in his bed. Relieved to still be himself, he sits up — and is immediately shocked by the words “KILL YOU” spray-painted on the facing wall. Getting out of bed, he’s met by a mess of empty liquor bottles and cigarettes all over the floor. The whole house is an angry wreck of broken furniture, the CCTV ripped to pieces. He’s spooked.

A voice greets him from behind — Se-gi’s. “While I wasn’t here, you turned the house into a prison.” From a video, Se-gi faces Do-hyun. He’s angry that Do-hyun stole away his happiest time. For someone who’s such a coward, how did Do-hyun dare to kiss his girl? Se-gi issues a warning: If Do-hyun messes with his girl, Se-gi will mess with Do-hyun’s. He holds a photo of Chae-yeon to the camera.

Chae-yeon’s phone rings while she sleeps, waking up Ki-joon, next to her. He checks her phone, and seeing it’s Do-hyun, takes it out of the room. Before he can say anything, Do-hyun launches into worried questions about her safety, but is relieved once he hears hyung was with her last night. He thanks Ki-joon profusely, and asks for a favor.

Now awake, Chae-yeon asks who it was. When she’s anxious for more about his cousin, he tells her Do-hyun asked him never to leave her alone. “I almost cried,” he adds dryly. She gets pettish at Do-hyun’s brotherly concern.

In his video, Se-gi rightly predicts everything Do-hyun probably just did, including calling Chae-yeon to confirm her safety. He reiterates his warning: Se-gi’s girl had better remain safe, if Do-hyun wants his girl to remain safe too.

Do-hyun tears down the screen in a rage, and Chief Ahn arrives just in time to hold him back from worse. Do-hyun says he’s thinking of taking a gamble.

Ri-jin lies in bed thinking about the near-kiss, which makes her writhe in humiliation. She’s interrupted by a call from Dr. Park (saved in her phone as as “Take a deep breath before answering”), who tells her to get her butt to the hospital.

Once there, Dr. Park tells her a VIP wants a home visit and specifically requested her. He shoves a confidentiality agreement at her, and the name at the bottom is… Shin Se-gi. She begs Dr. Park to assign someone else, but he doesn’t budge and bodily throws her out of his office.

Ri-jin is dropped off in front of his house. The red Ferrari in the driveway gives her flashbacks to her last trip in it, as well as other memories of that evening: the toys, Se-gi telling her to choose between them. The kiss. Him asking her to put Do-hyun to sleep. She’s about to turn tail when Dr. Seok’s words come back to her, telling her that avoiding Se-gi isn’t the answer.

With a sigh, she goes in.

She gasps at the state of his house. His back turned to her, she rants at him and asks if he’s going to ask her to put Do-hyun to sleep again. This gets his attention.

He faces her and remarks that she lied to him about Se-gi not asking that of her. Realizing now that he’s Do-hyun, she clarifies that Se-gi only asked that after she met Do-hyun. But why did he call her here under Se-gi’s name?

Do-hyun explains his test to see if she responded to Se-gi’s summons. Since the two of them seem to be closer than he thought, what if they worked together to put him to sleep? So he’s decided to get her on his side instead, and asks her to be his secret doctor.

Ri-jin tells Do-hyun she’s not qualified or experienced enough to treat him. The reason she is best qualified, Do-hyun counters, is because she’s the only person Se-gi has cooperated with. He wants her to persuade Se-gi to enter reintegration therapy in three months’ time, and guarantee Do-hyun’s safety until then.

She asks about the timeline, and he tells her he plans to go back to the U.S. then, after finishing what he has to do. She’s frustrated about being put into this position by the two of them and refuses.

Do-hyun’s answer to this setback is to call her boss and get him to process her leave. Problem solved, he informs her. She’s now unemployed, and he offers her a really good, well-paid job. She’s spitting mad.

Troubled by Ki-joon’s theory that Do-hyun must have a girlfriend, Chae-yeon arrives at his house in time to see Ri-jin leaving.

Alone, Do-hyun is lost in his memories of meeting Ri-jin, kissing her, her asking his name. His reverie is broken by Chief Ahn emerging from the control room (so he was there the whole time? Lol). He asks if Do-hyun’s strategy is to use Se-gi’s woman to get rid of him. No, says Do-hyun — it’s to protect her from him.

Chief Ahn also worries about Chae-yeon, but Do-hyun assures him that Ki-joon’s got her back. But Ri-jin’s situation is different. Even if Do-hyun avoids her, there’s nothing to stop Se-gi seeking her out. To protect both women and himself, he needs to keep her close enough — but not too close.

Chae-yeon phones Do-hyun demanding to be let in. He pretends he’s not home, but she calls him out on the lie.

So they head to a cafe, where Do-hyun sits opposite Chae-yeon, not meeting her eye. She asks if he’s struggling because he found out she and Ki-joon are engaged. Way to make it about you, lady. Do-hyun is rightly confused about why that should upset him, and she answers that it’s because she’s his first love. With a heart-tugging little smile, he muses that she knew, then. He reminds her of her contempt for him.

He allows that she was his first love, but he gave up as soon as he found out she had feelings for Ki-joon. Chae-yeon reminisces that he treasured a picture he once took of her secretly, and that he’s someone who cherishes her. Do-hyun, however, cuts her off. He points out that she doesn’t want to claim him, but also doesn’t want him to be with anyone else, so she’s just keeping him dangling. Without animosity, he tells her, “Stop doing that. It’s not fun anymore.” Agreed. He tells her not to come to him about this again.

Ri-jin and Dr. Seok dine together and she complains about Do-hyun’s high-handed tactics. He placates her that it’s just a break, not a firing. But her point is she didn’t choose it: “A selfish bastard is controlling my life!”

Who the hell is he, she asks — some kind of second-generation chaebol? Third, the doc tells her. Haha. That silences her for a second, and he expands on his Seungjin background and the group’s financial support of the hospital. But it doesn’t change her stand.

But Dr. Seok has something different in mind. Johns Hopkins offered a slot for one of his doctors to study there for a while, and he suggests she goes. He advises her to turn down Do-hyun’s proposal — and not to hate him too much.

Dr. Seok’s words follow her home, about how Do-hyun isn’t one to be suddenly selfish or unreasonable, and how he always takes responsibility. And how he’s afraid people will get hurt because of him, which makes Do-hyun worry and fight every single moment of his life. So if he’s asking for help, it’s because it’s the only way.

Ri-on works away at his manuscript, on a passage that sounds very much like it describes Ri-jin and Do-hyun: Two people are poised to unlock a Pandora’s box of memories that mustn’t be opened, which whispers at them to remember “that day, what happened between you and her.”

Ki-joon’s mom’s mind is on Min Seo-yeon’s alleged child. She asks her husband, what if that child was a boy? That would shake up the Seungjin succession and might hurt Ki-joon, but unperturbed Dad says they’ll find him first, then, and win him to their side.

Out of his window, Ri-on thinks he sees a specter. He starts sobbing with fear, “I think I killed too many people!” Ohmylols, Ri-on — how do you write frightening books when you’re such a scaredy cat? His specter is a zombie-like Ri-jin, and when he bumps into her inside, he practically wets himself. I think screaming runs in this family.

Over breakfast, Ri-jin tells the family she’s going to study abroad for six months. But if that’s good news, why did she wander around like a ghost, Dad asks. She’s forced to explain her chaebol job offer and Ri-on sums up her dilemma as having a rice cake in each hand and not knowing which to eat.

Ri-jin snaps that she wants to throw them both away and live freely, like she has so far. She asks for their opinions and they sweetly tell her it’s her choice to make.

It’s undercut later as each parent seeks her out to tell her what they really think: Mom wants her to stay and take the chaebol job, and Dad thinks she should go abroad. When Ri-on finds her, she jumps on him first: “I thought you all respect my decision!” Ri-on whimpers that he just wanted to take the dog out.

On their walk, Ri-on assumes the chaebol is an old man, and wonders aloud what he must want from her. For someone who doesn’t want treatment and has to keep his condition secret, it must be a lonely struggle. A doctor isn’t all a mentally ill person needs, he says. What he needs most is a friend — he probably doesn’t have anyone by his side right now, and doesn’t know how to ask for help or admit he’s struggling.

Ri-jin digests this and wonders if she should help him, then. Her choice, her brother says. Whichever it is, he’s proud of her and tells her to choose confidently. To himself, he adds that he’ll be behind her, ready with winged shoes to help her make an elegant escape should things get too hard.

Ki-joon has a staff meeting to discuss the making of an Omega-3 film. He wants to see the original manuscript, and tasks Do-hyun with tracking down the hidden writer. Do-hyun points out that he’s on a different job, but hyung doesn’t yield. It seems like he’s being set up to fail.

After the meeting, Ki-joon tells Do-hyun not to take it personally. Changing subject, he asks for Do-hyun’s opinion on hiring a company doctor from Kanghan, significantly adding that they’re renowned for their psychiatry unit — who was that doctor? Seok-something, was it?

Do-hyun retches in the bathroom, hyung’s words ringing in his head like a threat and mingling with Se-gi’s. He downs his meds.

Grandma Seo waits for him in his office. She has a picture of another chaebol group’s second daughter, and her intentions are clear. She scorns him for not understanding the political implications of inter-company marriages, and asks if he has any idea how much Seungjin stock Chae-yeon’s parents own. Since they announced their engagement, her side has to counter or be in a weaker position against Ki-joon’s parents.

Do-hyun apologizes and promises to do his best to consolidate her power, but he plans to return to the U.S. in three months. She asks if he has a woman there. He says nothing but his fingers twitch. She tells him not to even dream of it: “Your mother is enough disgrace for our family.” Nice.

Down in the wine cellar of Cha manor, the housekeeper ajumma urges Do-hyun’s mom to stop drinking. Mom spots a large teddy bear in a corner, and the ajumma tells her Do-hyun brought it. She wonders why her son would be there when he doesn’t drink, but when she hears it was the day Ki-joon’s mom came for dinner, she chases the woman away to clear up alone.

She picks up the teddy bear and sees the chalked picture below. In a quirk of memory, she sees the same drawing, this time on a bare concrete floor. Eyes wide, she’s afraid Do-hyun remembers “that child.” Mom knows?

Do-hyun still looks peaky and has had no word from Ri-jin. He asks Chief Ahn to set up a meeting with Omega’s main editor and also get him the novels. Then he heads off to rest.

On her hands and knees, Mom scrubs the chalk drawing off the floor, praying desperately that Do-hyun doesn’t remember — he must never remember that child.

Do-hyun sleeps. His memories, recent and older, warp and mix into a disturbed dream. Voices and faces fade in and out — Se-gi and Ri-jin, Chae-yeon and Ki-joon. In the scary playroom again, child Do-hyun is suddenly not alone: Ri-jin is there. She’s afraid of fire and basements, “But if I’m together with you, I think it won’t be scary.” They smile at each other.

Her dream-voice jolts him awake and his eyes change — green, this time. Someone new?

On her way to the hospital, Ri-jin tells Dr. Seok she’s decided to take up the study post. She dials Do-hyun next, to say goodbye. She turns down his job offer and tells him about going abroad. She thanks him and says meeting him wasn’t bad. When he doesn’t respond, she pauses to ask if he’s listening.

His voice floats out, “You’re running away, anyway, noona. In the end, Do-hyun hyung was abandoned by you, wasn’t he?” Ohhh interesting. She asks who he is.

“Me? Ahn Yo-sub. Age 17.” In glasses and plaid shirt, with a pair of headphones around his neck, he says Dr. Seok dubbed him “the suicidal one.” Ri-jin stops her car in a panic and demands his location.

Somewhere very high up, he’s busy spray-painting his dying message. “There’s no point living anymore. I’m fed up of being treated like a monster or a mutant,” he tells her. “Perhaps this sky will become my grave.” I know it’s not funny, but… the emo.

Ri-jin says he must have something to say if he’s leaving a message. She begs him to tell her where he is, and promises to listen to everything. He challenges her to guess, and gives her an hour to find him. “If you’re late by even one second, we will already have disappeared.” He hangs up.

His dying message is, literally, a work of art. Stylized portraits of each alter span a ledge, which Yo-sub walks across. Do-hyun, Se-gi, Perry, little Nana, himself. His twin sister, Yo-na, who hasn’t appeared yet — all feature.

The camera pans out behind him, revealing more portraits, and in big red letters across the rooftop, “KILL ME!!”

Yo-sub stands on the edge, and looks down. Putting his headphones on, he spreads out his arms, as if to fly. He extends one foot over the edge, and leans forward.

COMMENTS

I refuse to worry. Because it’s only Episode 6 and nobody can possibly die yet, especially not any incarnation of Ji Sung.

There’s so much Ji Sung to go around, so I want to start with Ri-jin. When Do-hyun forced her leave, I really dig how she refused to see his high-handed manipulations as anything other than outrageous. Even better was how the show made a point with Dr. Seok’s counteroffer to deliberately return her agency to her. So when she does become his secret doctor (which of course she must), it’s because she chose to herself. I also love that she’s aware of that agency, and it’s so precious to her — more so than money and status.

There contrast between Do-hyun’s unwelcome interference versus how she actively solicits each family member for their thoughts was meaningful. She was willing to take their advice because of their claim on her, but because they’re awesome, they (mostly) don’t exert that influence. But on the other hand, it would be unfair to think Do-hyun was messing with her out of caprice (although it would help if Ri-jin knew that). He genuinely tries to protect “his people,” and even the seemingly unkind things he did this episode were towards his greater end. He’s not necessarily right, but his morals at least are in the right place. The fact that he’s absorbed Ri-jin into that small circle of people he cares about is telling: He already sees her as someone he has to protect. Ri-jin hasn’t yet gone that last step of claiming him as well, but I think she’s on the brink right now. Yo-sub is the catalyst, especially since his appearance puts their collective life at risk.

What Do-hyun’s test really proved was that Ri-jin is invested in both him and Se-gi. While before, Se-gi called her out under Do-hyun’s name, this time it was the reverse. It’s much more interesting for him to abandon the “You must run away from me” line because now there’s room for more interaction and development between Ri-jin and Do-hyun et al. Because did you notice how they actually didn’t have that much screen time together? More, please.

I’ve been trying to predict who she’ll fall for first — I was actually surprised at last episode’s developments with Se-gi (= adorable and weird), because I thought she emotionally connected more with Do-hyun. I know! I’m naive! I forgot about the supernatural magnetism of bad boys! Nevertheless, that connection continues to hold, as is evident in their conversation at his house. Although they both threw out fighting words, the actual tone and undercurrent were lighter and playful. Their chemistry is quiet, but strong. It might not be overtly romantic (yet…), but it’s better than that right now, because they’re learning how to be friends. And friends don’t force friends into their employ.

There’s one memory Do-hyun keeps replaying, again and again: Ri-jin asking his name. It’s a critical and precious moment for him, because he’s both recognized for himself, and asked to define it in his own terms. It’s also part of what makes Ri-jin special to him in such a short time. With integration treatment on the table, and his step towards Se-gi (however sideways), it’s a sign that he wants to start stitching his split selves together. Maybe that question IS the Pandora’s Box. After all, to know who he is, he has to know what he’s been through. The locked memories are already leaking out into his dreams, and I’m also beginning to wonder if both Mom and Grandma know all about Do-hyun’s condition already — they certainly seem to know what happened to him back then.

It’s obviously no accident that Ri-on and Ri-jin are writer and psychiatrist. Ri-on giving his sister insight on her job has become a recurring theme that works really well with the story, because it highlights her occupational hazard of seeing the illness rather than the patient. The two of them are very similar (which, lol), but he frames people in a more emotional context rather than diagnostic, which lets him get to the heart of the unspoken things more quickly. This doesn’t mean Ri-jin isn’t good at her job — if anything, maybe she’s too good, and Ri-on reminds her that the answers might be simpler than that.

Chae-yeon hasn’t really done anything for the story so far, but I think she deserved Do-hyun’s criticism. As a character archetype, she’s one of my pet hates, but I want to trust the show to make her more than a set piece. Right now, she wants to be pined after, and her transparent attempt to evoke Do-hyun’s sentiments made her pathetic. Because she comes from an ultimately selfish place, even her arguments center around her own gratification, her desire to be adored and admired. He refuses to be part of her man-harem and his frank advice to her is brotherly, which would be a better turn for their relationship. Plus, she and Ki-joon pretty much deserve each other.

The show continues its handy balance of tone, but I did have a moment of doubt towards the end, because Yo-sub… made me laugh. Was he meant to? Suicidal teens do not normally make me laugh (I’m not evil!), but Yo-sub does. Ji Sung’s face makes Yo-sub’s angst more emo and over-dramatic, which in a way serves the character, because that’s part of his existential dilemma. He’s frozen as a 17-year-old no matter how much older Do-hyun gets. But on a serious note, I wonder how he came to be, and how he differs from Se-gi. They seem like opposites — Se-gi is the survivor where Yo-sub wants to die, but are the same pain and memories at the root of both of their existences?

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I laughed and laughed over the basement part, all the way through them piling the car up to apologize and her head down in embarrassment.

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Me too! That was hilarious!

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haha..I really love the "OMMA!" part and may I just say that the Oh family is one of my most favorite families in kdramaland :)

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I love to "OMMA" scene!! Park seo jeon you are something kekekekekeke

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Ri On was such a 3-year old in this episode. I wonder if writers who have a vivid imagination as a rule, are actually part 3 year olds, all of them. I know I am... but Ri On was just crazily so. it was so funny. and the "virgin ghost"

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oh but then, gotta admit he was also a wise old sage....

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ri on is is so funny especially in that virgin ghost sequence which just cracked me up, he is smarter then he looks and acts though, people just dismiss him as goofy but thats just an acts well kinda of lol

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Ri On's horrible screaming is like nails on a chalkboard for me....ugh..

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If you run out of food, let me know!

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Haha omg is it strange that i read that in Amy Poehler's (Regina's mom from Mean Girls) voice?

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nice. I hope she falls for do hyun

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I also hope she'll fall for do hyun too, he's a very kind and brave man.

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Why not fall for both? They're the same guy...

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Why is a psychiatrist falling for a personality of one of her patients (well, he will be) in the first place?

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This is to Mr Shin

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Are you kidding me? b/c that guy is freaking awesome, that's why.
She is unprofessional, you say? Screw that, after the heroic rescue from the fire, not to mention his performence at the hospital - sir lancelot clearing the name of the lady and then pure angst mixed with fireworks, and again, entretaining her with perry's antics... then finally demonstrating her how shrewd alphas do things in the world of movers and shakers while being told by her spiritual twin what our hero needs most is a friend and at the same time asking gor her professional help... I am surprised we dont hear her panties drop already

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she just said in the ep that she is yet qualified and doesnt have experience in dealing with DID she is just a resident and in training at the same time is, its a drama and a love story who else is she gonna fall in love and they are connected as well

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...but you're right about her being confused. At first I thought she was humouring him f.e. saying ironically 'su-ure, youre two different personalities' but then she was like 'for whom my heart beats now?' which is strange, even if she has no experience in treating D.I.D

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Why is a psychiatrist falling for a personality of one of her patients (well, he will be) in the first place?

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becuase she is dragged into his world and cant avoid being near, and she is human. and because thats how this story is. I just accept the story

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Because they're both human and they didn't meet in a patient-doctor relationship. Ri Jin sees him as a human being first and a man rather than a patient. Context is everything.

It's a bit naive to think that a psychiatrist never falls in love with a patient. It's unethical, sure, but impossible?

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They met each other outside the professional context. This is not so much a patient-doctor love story. This is more like a character study about a guy with DID finding his first love who happens to be a psychiatrist for convenient purpose of story telling.

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I'm saying she can fall for Do Hyun, but it's scary and weird that she is caught up in the two personalities playing against each other and talks about the two personalities as choices (as they do) rather than Do Hyun.

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Actually they aren't the same guy. They merely look like the same guy, they are completely separate personalities though. If at some point in the future, the various personalities are fused, even that fused one would be a different personality, but would at least contain bits of the others.

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it would be better if he falls for her first and then she to him..Although I think that's already happening..haha

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mmm me to, so far she is more attracted to se gi, no surprise there, who isnt but i think DH will be the one to start falling for her and then eventually she will start falling for DH and its gonna be painful and i'll probz be crying cause this drama seems to be getting more painful as more eps come along

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Nope, that was satire allright, ah sub or whathisname. Really funny and played well. but I think in the next episode he'll wont be ridiculously emo, instead maybe a plot device?

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actually what i found is a lot of people expected him to be emo but he really wasnt well what i expected, his more of the rational, logical and genius type suicidal person, the one where you feel yourself not being able to get through them. i suppose more existential like what is life. but yeah i agree with you

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Yep, he is all that...and manipulative. I like it ;)

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yeah i feel like yo sub was supposed to be a little bit angsty teen trope to the nth degree but i think they managed to play it just below laughable. like it wasnt scary or harrowing and i think the writers KNOW that the audience is aware that he wont die. so its safe to add a bit of levity to it with the emo teen ish. altho suicidal teens is in fact an epidemic in SK (well suicide in general tbh) and so its also dark in that sense (but saved by the fact that do hyun is def not a teenager lol)

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Her hair tho!

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That was hilarious and also followed the same basic silhouette of that travesty of a green sweater. I kept expecting someone to point out that she'd left the dry cleaning hanger inside the sweater after putting it on and that it'd gotten mangled like a work of modern art--but no. That was the way it was SUPPOSED to be.

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i LOL-ed at your comment....i hated that sweater...i mean...is that even fashion...gawd!!! but funny tho...

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that basement scene and also the part when Ri on kept seeing a ghost wandering around was hilarious hahaha this drama never fails to make me laugh the comedy is great. There is no way yo sub will kill himself we are still on episode 6 too early for any of his elters to die but i really feel sorry for him so depressed not able to take the pain and just want to get over with it. Ji sung is an amazing actor he plays each one of the personalities differently he truly shines in this drama.
I am so looking forward to see Ri Jin interaction with yo sub and the rest of the alters.

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totally agree, of course he wont kill himself but what he says makes sense and i can see why he would want to kill himself, poor DH there is so much burden and pain on him and struggling to keep a float. oh yeah ji sung is amazing, his always been a great actor but his gonna an extra step further with this, i hope he win an award for it, it would crazy if he didnt

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Thank you Saya for recapping ep 6!

I really enjoy reading both yours and Purplecow's comment for ep 5 and ep 6. Good job!

After reading yours and Purplecow's comments, I am wondering what Javabeans, Girlfriday and other recappers at Dramabeans are thinking of KMHM.

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I second that thought! Pretty please to javabeans, girlfriday and other writers, we would love to hear your thoughts as well.

Thanks for the recap Saya! It's a treat to read your synopsis, and get a multi-dimensional view of the storyline.

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me three!!! :)

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Hm. Yo-sub -

Um, so like Do-hyun and Se-gi are survivors - they strive for control - either through 'cleaning up into normal life' or for more power and literal control....

And Perry Park wants to escape - the freedom of leisure/not-thinking about all those things that worry Do-hyun or Se-gi. Then Yo-sub is his counter (counter counter) part, where he wants escape - that is, escape through death.

Makes me wonder if the two girl personalities are counter parts (to each other too). That's some neat fracturing . Neat, in the sense of exactly even & down the middle.

And if his alter-personas are also reflected in his life - like Ri-jin having/being a 'twin', a childish girl (chaeyeon) who wants to be loved, someone who wants more control & power (Ki-joon?) and someone who wants freedom/leisure....

IDK probably reading too much into it.
This drama is making me super appreciative of Ji-sung. I mean, I liked him through "Save the Last Dance" years ago and liked him for getting married to beautiful goddess Lee Bo Young & his guest appearances on variety and so forth - but the man is wayyyyyy talented for carrying these characters so distinctly. Eyeliner makeup, FTW!

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whatever surroundings you put him at, like a fish in the water, and just, that conversation with Se Gi on screen omg. no words, it was super. awesome acting. he could do a drama with just a I dunno, a chair as a partner, and you´d still bite your nails. but his chemistry with HJE does not hurt too

how does he actually seem like different people alltogether I cant comprehend.

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i feel like and the theory is going around that nana the 7 year old might be a reflection of ri jin when she was younger possibly and yo na the 17 year old is the opposite of yosub to balance him out, cause he has no passion for life whereas she seems to be full of life and passion. dont forget we also have mr x, who i think the other alts dont know about. so right i saw him in protect the boss and then secret and fell for him, his amazing. haha the eyeliner, gotta love it. him and bo young are a great pair as well

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Ooh -- I didn't know about Mr. X - haven't been following the synopsis/previews etc.

It's super weird to try & think which of the personalities know how much & who.

Does Se-gi know about the other personalities, or is he just fighting with only Do-hyun? Does Perry Park know he's "Do-Hyun" in body or for him, is it just every now & then he becomes conscious (suddenly in a different place than he 'remembers' & wants to be free~
Yo-sub seems to know that there is more than one personality with him - he said "all of us" when he was talking about killing himself....

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Yo sub definitely knows all six since he drew them. Many years ago I read a book where the heroine had multiple personalities. The personalities talked to each other in her mind. I guess that happens in real life DID as well. Which is why "hearing voices" is considered a sign of mental illness.

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Sorry. Didn't get to finish my thought there before posting in error ...

So I think all seven if them routinely talk to the dominant personality. DoHyun probably heard them but didn't quite pay attention till segi manifested himself like that. So he knows what the personalities feel but not what they do. Hence the feeling of being trapped.

This is what made me wonder. Why did dohyun come out when segi was kissing rijin? Did he want to stop the kiss or feel it more fully? Obviously segi wouldn't have wanted to "sleep" at that time so dohyun must have subconsciously wanted to come out. Just like how he subconsciously went to sleep when yosub came out to cope with his depression and helplessness. And to stop segi from killing Dr seok.

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Re Saya's comment on Yo-sub" "I wonder how he came to be, and how he differs from Se-gi. They seem like opposites" - I'm wondering whether it's possible for a secondary personality to sprout a split personality of its own (ie, for Yo-sub to be a sub-personality belonging to Se-gi, rather than to Do-hyun)? After all, Se-gi has a first love of his own (Ri-jin) who doesn't belong to Do-hyun...

As for Nana, assuming that she's a reflection of young Ri-jin, how much must she have meant to Se-gi/Do-hyun, for her to be incorporated into his personality!

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man you're read on perry park is rly great. and its possible perry was subconsciously modeled perhaps on a tv character or archetype or even an uncle he knew as a child. (like a neighborhood uncle not his actual uncle lol) esp with the saturi since from what we have seen no one in do hyun's family speaks with saturi and he presumably didnt grow up outside of seoul when he was living in SK lol.

as for ahn yo sub, i think with yo sub it was clearly something that came out of the overwhelming stress do hyun felt. se gi can fight for do hyun (and clearly is the incarnation carrying all of do hyun's repressed rage and violence) but the things swirling in do hyun's brain before yo sub came out werent things se gi can fix with his usual violence.

i mean its obvious to me do hyun was probably feeling like I JUST WANT IT ALL TO END. I WANT TO STOP BEING. type feeling that alot of suicidal ppl feel, its rarely as simple as "i'm sad so i want to die". in this case its clearly mental and emotional exhaustion. (and ofc he has ZERO people he can talk about it with. hell he cant even see dr seok regularly like he should be, because ki joon made it clear he's watching him like a hawk)
So yeah i can see in those moments how Yo Sub will appear, and act on those suicidal feelings that Do Hyun clearly represses. do hyun won let himself fly into a violent rage, or run away from his responsibilities or accountability or worries, and he wont let himself act on his suicidal thoughts (lots of people do have them sadly, but its a smaller subset that acts on them) and so there is where the alters come in.

As for WHY perry park is an ahjusshi and yo sub is a teen. idk tbh. like with perry, yo sub could be inspired by a fictional character or someone he knew briefly (but not well). there's plenty of reasons i think. Just like how Nana is clearly the manifestation of his memory's of child Ri Jin (who i think its fair to assume is the "child he must never remember").

I like that even tho this can be such a silly drama, there's so much to think and talk about! and ofc we still care about the characters alot. I'm rly interested to see what Yo Na is like and i honestly havent a clue as to what purpose she serves or who she could be modeled after. (i'd laugh if its like some bizarro version of his childhood love and resident Mean Girl chae yeon. but it prob wont be lol)

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Can I just say that I loved that Do-Hyun completely has understood Chae-yeon this whole time? In the beginning he seemed ridiculously blinded by an apparent infatuation. Yet somehow he knows what's she's truly like and what her motivations are. Sure he still likes her (what person hasn't fallen for someone they shouldn't) but a least he's more perceptive than he seemed at first. I still look forward to Chae-Yeon and Se Gi interacting in the future.

I also want the sassy teenage girl soon please. Thx.

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that scene in the cafeteria was like, LEARN, all dramas ever.

for the sassy teen I really want her to drag Ri Jin shopping and ... oh wait. no, I hope not. what if that girl personality has a crush on some guy.... eek. if she does I hope it is not Ri On....or maybe I do hope that. wicked...

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Oh man, there are so many potentially fun/funny scenarios for the teen girl. I don't know how they've kept that one hidden from other people either. I guess she doesn't come out much....but she should!

And yeah, I was so please with that scene and it would be great if dramas could play with the tropes a bit more like this. Despite having so many personalities, he seems more real than a lot of heroes.

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I love that DoHyun was able to see ChaeYeon for who she really is AND that the show is allowing him to be aware of her manipulation so soon. It makes me really curious to see where they plan to take her character and that whole storyline as right now, it feels a bit superfluous to the real meat of the story (save for SeGi using her to threaten DoHyun).

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Yeah it's still unexplored. I don't want too much drama with the company but I would like more with Chae Yeon. But she also will probably be able to figure things out relatively quickly should she meet the other personalities.

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I totally second that! This is when I fell for Cha Do Hyeon's character. He's not stuck in puppy love fantasy land but instead knows clearly how Cha Yeon's been treating him. He's not the victim of manipulation because he goes along with it out of his own free will and knows where to draw the line. It also shows how due to his alters, Cha Do Hyeon is better at reading people than one would give him credit for. And Ji Sung is a phenomenal actor for giving such such life to all of these characters!

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JS is fantastic. I'm relatively new to kdrama land (still within my first year) so I had' seen him I any dramas yet but now I want to go watch them all. He's fantastic. Do Hyun is definitely the obsesrver, and the one who has to clean everything up, so I think it's great that the writer is keeping that consistent.

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Such a great point! Cha Do-hyun is really really perceptive. The conflict comes from his helplessness because of Se-gi - he's aware and capable and perceptive and all that, but his (Do-hyn's) intuitive powers are limited by this other crazy, wild person doing things that he (Do-hyun) can't remember or control.

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I loved that conversation, not only because his lack of blindness towards her character, but also because in most dramas, even after finding out she was engaged to his rival the hero would keep pining over her and being at her beck and call and holding out hope she would change her mind. Here Chae-yeon tries to reframe the conversation in those terms, and Do-hyun refuses to play that game, telling her politely but firmly that yes she is his first love, but he knows she wants to be with Ki-joon, he accepts that, and has no further expectation or hope of anything romantic happening between them. And he means it. It's refreshing to see such a realistic and mature attitude in a kdrama hero.

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YUP. and that he knows she's playing a game with him essentially. the best part is, it would have been so cheap and easy to use that as a form of drama for the narrative but nope! i'm so glad too cuz when a hero has a dysfunctional scheming rich family, a mysterious past and 7 personalities to contend with. i feel like u got all the dramatic material u need already haha.

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man when that conversation happened and when he made it clear he knew exactly what she was doing all this time, and did so in a quiet and cool manner. i was like YAAAAS. so so refreshing. this drama sounded so stupid on paper but its turned out really well so far? (and surprisingly self aware)
i just loved that, it would have been so typical and easy to have him be fooled by every single attempt she made to keep him under her thumb. and that even while knowing she's a scheming "fox" woman, his feelings for her remained. that his affection wasnt because he was somehow ignorant/unaware of her true character is rly refreshing and frankly sweet. (tho i've yet to see what it is about chae yeon he liked in the first place. i'm fine with scheming or bad female leads but chae yeon is worse than that, she's BORING)
I think the best part is that ki joon is fully aware of what chae yeon is doing too. and was like "oops i guess he's not gonna be in ur fishery ne more" re do hyun giving ki joon his full blessing with chae yeon hahahha. and that neither joon or do hyun are jealous of each other re Chae Yeon (which would have been so silly but so expected).

This drama doesnt go for the easy way out/lazy writing etc. and i love it!

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Is it me or Yo Seob is the most manipulative personality of them all? If he really wants to commit suicide then he can just go forward with it. But instead the boy used suicide as a threat to directly influence Ri Jin's decision to stay. He even gives her one hour to find and convince him from not doing the act. In the preview, he also said "Why don't you remember Do Hyun hyung?", like he's blaming her for forgetting their past, something that even Se Gi didn't try to tell her. Basically, he's doing the God's work for both Se Gi and Do Hyun with his cunning, yet straightforward way, who are apparently too busy fighting each other and struggling with outside factors. I don't think Yo Seob is emo at all, actually I feel like he's the most emotionally detached personality, hence he can think of a way that tackles the dilemma heads-on in a logical manner.

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Actually I was thinking this to. What suicidal person is giving people a time frame? When he picked up the phone he immediately says that she abandoned Do Hyun. I think it's a coping mechanism for him and how conscious his manipulations are is still up for debate for me but he's not quite the "suicidal personality" that he seems described as.

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I hope we will get more background information about this personality because there must be a lot more about him than just a " suicidal personality". I would like to know how many times he has tried to commit suicide and what renders his attempts unsuccessful. If his character is just strictly defined by a suicidal tendency, Do Hyun cannot exist until now. I wonder why Do Hyun said that Se Gi is the most dangerous personality (surely he wrecked havoc every time he appears, but at least the dude still retains a survival mentality) while in theory, Yo Seob should be that one because he's like a ticking bomb that could explode any time and end all of them once and for all.

I have a feeling that Yo Seob is more like a problem-solving personality, a last-resort type of character who is triggered through desperation and helplessness. It's just unfortunate that one of his methods is committing suicide, but in this case he seems to use his reputation to his advantage. But yeah, Yo seob sounds way too calculating in his action and choice of words for me to believe that he's just merely a suicidal personality.

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It's telling that Do Hyun thinks Se Gi is the most dangerous personality and not Yo Sub. It's because Do Hyun thinks of others first. Se Gi is dangerous to other people not himself. Yo Sub is a danger to himself but not others. So Do Hyun disregards his danger.

I think when Do Hyun was around 17, he must have gone through a time when he really wished he was dead. I think many teens go through that phase. But in Do Hyun's case, since his coping mechanism is splitting himself and isolating different aspects of himself, he created Yo Sub.

I don't think Yo Sub is consciously manipulative. He's a typical teenager who wants attention. His methods are a call for help and it looks manipulative and possibly it is, but in a very natural way.

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BiINGO "I don’t think Yo Sub is consciously manipulative. He’s a typical teenager who wants attention. His methods are a call for help and it looks manipulative and possibly it is, but in a very natural way."
Totally agree with you there. Also I wonder If Yo Sub came out as a mechanism of defense against the threat both his Hyung and Grandmother represent. I think Do Hyun feeling of repression triggered his appearance.

That said, I think all of DH personalities yet seen are a piece of work. Perry Park ( Saturi Bomb Crazy), Shin Se Gi (Sado Maso Crazy haha, I still can't forget the "you're the first woman that treated me roughly" line LOL, and also he's like a child sometimes, really complex), and then poor Do Hyun, as Ri Jin herself said he's the gentleman, finally Yo Sub (manipulative in a immature way, and he likes it...). Love this drama really.

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Maybe every time YS tries to commit suicide, another personality is triggered?
Like when DH is hit, he becomes SG.

Maybe YS knows that someone else will appear when he tries to die, so he just uses his time to manipulate as many people as possible.

Wouldn't it be great, if his sister appeared as soon as he's about to die?

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Ah yes, I was really thinking that. It felt more like his subconscious' desire to keep Ri Jin - hence using the suicide threat to elicit a response from Ri Jin. Plus, it really didn't seem like he was intending to jump, at least from the rooftop, cos it looked like the ledge he stood on wasn't exactly the edge of the building. Yo Sub is probably more young teenager who needs to be loved in a healthy way than really suicidal.

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I think suicidal means more like self-conscious, putting himself in danger, in a game of dare, risking it in the name of something he wants

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Actually it is very common for people to use suicide attempts as an extreme way to cry out for help and attention, rather than just out of a desire to die.

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Eh, this is not the same. Yes it's often cries for help and it's often done in a way that's no successful (consciously or unconsciously) but it's not a "catch me if you can within the hour" kind of blatant manipulation.

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I think that YS is the part of DH who has what is called in psycharty Histrionic personality:

"associated features include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs"

these type of personality uses suicide as blackmail to obtain what they seek. And their personality disorder can envolve into real Depression ( and one of the worst kind, which is melancholic depression) so saying he is the one with suicidal tendancy in not false and i think that the doctor didn't seen the whole picture yet...

Deep down DH wanted RJ to stay around him ,he was afraid to be left alone ,his grandma does not appreciate what's he is doing, so YS the attention seeker came on spot .

Even SG is using threats of killing him self if his "request' are not approved

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Thank you very much for the recaps Saya! :)

Actually, I was so very fond of this episode especially the comedic parts that I watched it more than 5 times..This drama is really addicting!

I am very much excited to see the remaining personalities of Do Hyun in which this coming episodes would be the twins.

Another thing to watch out this week is that we may be able to shed light on Oh Rion's true personality and motives which IMO would always put Oh Ri Jin first before anyone else including himself. Way to go OR!

May the writer still continue to give us the great interactions of the twins(although they clearly aren't) because once RJ knows about the birth secrets, their relationship between each other may really change so much.But please don't~

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At first it seemed like Ri-on was the lost child but more and more, all the signs seem to be pointing to Ri-jin. That's probably where Se-gi recognizes her from. I wouldn't be surprised if Do-jin was marginalized by his grandmother since he's not the legitimate heir. I mean he's all she has and she still treats him horribly! But Ri-jin as a child looked over all that and hence Se-gi's infatuation/love of her - first person who made him feel valued, accepted, and appreciated. Also because every healing drama needs that "first love" plotline cause heaven forbid in dramaland two perfectly fine adults meet and decide to work together through each other's imperfections. Oh I feel so bad for those who don't have childhood loves. Aka me - forever alone :) LOL

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@sweetyoon - Omo! you're not forever alone chingu..Someday you'll meet someone that is for you :)
Luckily, that person doesn't have seven personalities like DH..haha!

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Hahaha! That's what I think when I see childhood love storylines play out in drama: do the writers imply that if you don't meet your soulmate by age 9, you are destined to be alone or the second lead? lol

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But if the other child is Ri Jin then isn't that mean they're from one father? I'm a bit confused here.

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Maybe Do Hyun's father is not really the son of his grandfather..(His grandma had another man that's why grandpa doesn't favor DH's dad)

And maybe Ri Jin is the daughter of the Grandfather and the Daughter-in-law(seeing that the grandfather is fond of the daughter-in-law)..

lol..I'm not really sure with what I said, but I don't think they would be related even if the birth secrets will be out in the open soon.

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They said the secret child would actually be DH's step-mother's from another man. I guess that child could still inherit part of the company because the step-mother was actually appointed president over her husband.

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oh..good point there :)

Actually that would be a clearer explanation..thanks!!! :)

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haha im totally gonna be forever alone, but for now ri jin and DH dont know they met before so they are kind of meeting as adults and accepting each others imperfection, i just watched ep 3 and 4, where she was asking for his name, who he is, teasing him, and saying she isnt scared i loved that. they havent fallen for each other yet. i think they might before even knowing all the secrets. so we kinda see 1st love in their childhood and in a way in when they are adults.

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My favorite part is when she says bugs crawling in her head. LOL. I rewind and watch that part three times. As that was funny. Thank you verify who is the girl at the end as I did not know who she was. I wonder now about the twin since Anh So Yub is about death. Then, his twin sister is about life? I wonder when Mr. X came out as I am curious about him. So far, I like the guys but not sure about the two girl personality as they have not coming out. Do not forget that Se Gigi is the leader of all the personalities.

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I want that graffiti.

from the preview it is going to be turbulent... and perhaps bring Ri Jin much closer to all of DH

just please, not TOO much family parts and please no to the boring overused forced engagement. the show is so original it does NOT need a cliché

I cannot wait, what to do, even 2 days is like....driving me crazy I think I am going to eat this sofa. yes. and maybe the cupboard. I am turning into a dog while I wait. left alone at the house destroying everything. you know?

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same here! I think I myself am gonna be crazy before another episode comes out! All in all, the writer, director and the actors are doing very great in making this show a very entertaining one :)

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the addiction it creates is similar to the good old movies you have seen 100 times and you still want to watch them. it is like being a child and totally being absorbed by that reality so that you feel you yourself are a character there. it is the quality of fairy tales, how they should be unbelievable and anything can happen, but you still accept that reality. the characters become icons, and the mythology of that world slowly creeps into this reality.

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so true :) I salute the writer for coming up with this drama :) It feels like a fairy tale in a reality world..I feel warmth and satisfaction with each episode..

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I agree with you there! There's this surreal yet tangible quality to this drama that I haven't experienced in a while. The drama isn't afraid to make fun of cliches or even the alters, and yet portrays the DH's pain and isolation without it having a 'Woe is me' vibe. And man, am I addicted!! I am counting hours here till the next episode!!!Ahhhh two more days!!!!

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Thank you for the review! I just marathoned this show this weekend and I'm really enjoying it. I love how well it's balancing the tone. I didn't expect it to be so funny while still managing to shed light on how lonely and alienating DH's condition is. And you guys are doing such a great job recapping it and shedding light on various aspects of it (and helping me to decipher the really complicated family history on DH's side.) I think Jisung is doing such a great job showcasing the different personalities (like when SeGi was threatening DoHyun in this episode, it really felt like he was someone else).

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how awesome it is to see a K-drama family who genuinely love and support each other? Seriously, I love RiJin's family so much, especially knowing that the siblings are adopted. There's so much love and support and hilarity there. I also really love RiJin's relationship with RiOn, although it was hard to see him subtly encouraging her to treat DoHyun knowing that he clearly has a stake in this whole situation. I'm glad the show is doing more to draw him into the actual action of the story though because there's clearly a lot more to him than we've seen so far.

I also really appreciated seeing Dr. Seok give RiJin a choice in the matter and not just resign her to treating DoHyun. It would have been unfair for her to be forced into that situation, instead of doing it because she genuinely wants to help him. I also think it's noteworthy that DoHyun seemed to exhibit more SeGi-like actions and demeanor as he becomes more resolved to fight for his survival. It makes it easier to see them as two sides of the same coin instead of clashing identities. Also DH's family is messed up, man. His mother and grandmother are pieces of work, I tell you.

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the Oh Family FTW!!!

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I'm thinking that Yo Na wouldn't be shopping w/ RJ maybe at their first interaction, acting as best friends but it's the other way around..

From the video that I saw(cr to the owner), RJ would hit her shoe to Yo Na's head as she was freakin running around as a fan of a boy group..haha..

Maybe they'll be close in the end :)

I'm excited into seeing RJ's interactions with Yo Seob and Yo Na this coming episodes :) Luckily, tomorrow is Wednesday and I don't have to wait that long :)

Thank you for the recap!~

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thats what I feared the girl running after some boys.

ohh man.

should I buy diapers?

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Of course, I had to go and Google that. And I ended up with these--Yo Na rocking the sassy high school girl look:
http://bit.ly/1zRUPGr

And a video of Yo Na running and Ri Jin hot on her tail:
http://bit.ly/1LdBrHx

Can you please link me to that video of Ri Jin hitting Yo Na with a shoe? I need more KMHM stuff to keep me sane while waiting for the next episode. >.>

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And some more GIFs just because...
http://bit.ly/15FSbWX

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lmao he looks so pretty xD this is hilarious can't wait which ep is this going to be? the preview for 7 didn't have it so I'm guessing 8? I hope we don't have to wait another week for this scene ;_;

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haha i saw the vids, yeah i think by the end yo na and ri jin will be kind f like bffs. i just cant wait to see yo na fangirling of the boy group, especially because of how strange it looks cause yo na is a grown man. ji sung looks so cute with his pink bow and just pink uniform.

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also, I dunno if I love or hate that this show has like perhaps 18 ways to make me faint.
from laughing so that my eyes pop out
from embarrassment
from the chills when se gi threatenes from the screen
Ri Jin pretending to be a penguin, apparently
the dream sequences
just because
the steam when Do Hyun is so not the same DH when he approaches RJ
Ri On screaming louder than RJ
etc etc
and dont even mention the Dog That Vanished.

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hold on.. what dog that vanished? :O

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haha..Amen to that :)

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haha..sorry, I was supposed to comment to the ^ above comment of @redfox but I don't know what happened, It showed as another comment :)

Maybe I'm going crazy like this episode..haha

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its because you did not post that, exactly. I saw everything. check the video left on your phone.

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haha..lol :)

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"There’s one memory Do-hyun keeps replaying, again and again: Ri-jin asking his name. "

I started to feel this in ep 4 already. they really emphasize on that question? cause DH so far hasn´t questioned himself. who he is.

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Thank you for the recap!

All side-eye towards sweaters aside, this drama is still hitting the emotional notes right for me even though the reality it presents is, uh, alternate. (Well, except for the shrieking falsetto notes coming from Ri Jin. I put the show on mute every time she starts up until I see her mouth start forming words again.) Since all three of the triangle are terrified of fires and basements, I assume that means they were all there during whatever that traumatic incident was. Unless I'm totally reading that incorrectly? Either way I want to know more about why Ri On has a stalker wall about Do Hyun, beyond the obvious writer research explanation.

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"I put the show on mute every time she starts up until I see her mouth start forming words again".

LOLOL

Dear Show: more Ri-On, please. Lots more.

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ALL the Ri-On.

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If Nana is another child who should not be remembered, she's probably not one of his alter egos. Ri Jin seems linked to Do Hyun/Se Gi's 7 year old self. Maybe Ri Jin is Nana (with memory loss)!

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yeah..that was hinted by the mother of DH that he had known someone (girl) in the past (and it was RJ)..Maybe Ri Jin's true nickname back then when she was a girl is Nana or something like that..

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Yeah, I second that theory. Now the question remains: What was Ri Jin/ Nana doing in the basement in the first place? It would be interesting to see if SeGi was created as a result of DH trying to save Ri Jin in the fire.

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Maybe Ri Jin was locked hidden there because she was not supposed to be known by everyone because she was the love child of MSY and another man (Maybe grandad)..

That's why she was afraid of the basement..

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But then, is Ri Jin going to be Min So Yeon's child and has the same father as Do Hyun?

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No, Min Seo Yeon will have had an affair with someone else, hence her husband leaving the house and her having to go to America. Although it would be great if it was the child of Do Hyun' grandpa. Or maybe even the evil Uncle! Muahahahahaha :)

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but that would make RH and DH blood relatives. what would happen to their potential romance?

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Yes. That's what the Muahahahahaha is for.

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she cant be the child of grandpa or uncle, I mean, she is pretty. there is no way. just look at them (I am being mean, but it is true)

I dont think they are blood related. they wouldnt have been made OTP if they were.

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thats true, there wont be blood related thats for sure

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Maybe (Take note ~ I may be wrong here) :

*Min Seo Yeon & Grandpa = Oh Ri Jin

*Grandma & Another Man = DH's dad

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*DH's dad & his mistress = Cha Do Hyun

In that way, grandma may be responsible for the car crash of MSY & Grandpa (coz she hated them)..

And If the above mentioned is correct, they're not in any way related

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Wow, a way for this family to be even MORE messed up. I'm impressed.

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one of the things that have me wondering is:
how come Do Hyun has a twin personality?
we all think Nana is Oh Ri Jin, and it is very possible, but then why he has twins personalities? unless Oh Ri Jin and Oh Ri On are really twins or ...Oh Ri On and Do Hyun are!...since they are all scared of the same thing it may be possible, but how!!??
in the first episode ORO said something about twins separated at birth....mmmm!!!!!

i just love this drama, is so good in every way, i can't wait for wednesday!!

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i'm re-watching the episodes in the second one ORJ tells SG that she doesn't like cold, rough or beastly men.
with this we can assume she was abused too in the basement... or i'm going too far with my assumptions? :))

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Nicely done! Two thumbs up :)

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This was a good episode. And did anyone else laugh at the fact that the scene between HJE and JS at the basement is sort of the reverse scene of what happened between their characters in the drama Secret, the opposite of car kissing scene, anyone?? Ri-Ona, I love this dude. That Omma part had me tearing up with laughter. I also really like how Do-Hyun chose to step up instead of running away. He is more like Se-gi than he would like to admit, than again Se-gi is a broken part of his own consciousness. And Yo-Sub, sneaky and clever little fella. How manipulative is he?? For a guy obsessed with suicide, he gave Ri-Jin a fairly large window of one hour knowing full well, she can figure it all out with the help of the doctor and the secretary. One thing is certain, Oh Ri On and Oh Ri Jin are not biologically related. Do Hyun can not be related to Oh Ri Jin, then the whole romance angle will be to gross for the audience to digest, then again the writers did mention Winter Sonata. I think they did it on purpose to hint at all the confusing theories that are out there right now and to mislead more than anything. All in all, this show has all the typical K-drama plot points and they are really so far doing well to use them yet not be too ordinary, a cheabol family with deep secrets, power struggle withing the family, a hero with not one but seven different personality, a semi-crazy heroine with amnesia(the childhood repressed memory), a second lead who is the brother but has borderline(and also highly creepy) disturbing feelings for his not biological sister.
Another thing that works for this show is the clever writing. In short I am loving it so far and hopefully they can keep it up.
PS: Anyone else out there missing Ms. Husky and hospital gossip gang as much as I am.

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yeah, i doubt they will be make ri jin and do hyun related, no ones that crazy, that would be suicide for the show, i know they wont be related and all the things you mentioned make my head spin but i love it. the show has very clever writing and they are quit self aware. oh yeah ms husky and the gossip gang, they were so funny, hope we can see them again

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Can I just say I'm in love with Se Gi and I think Oh Ri Jin is the missing heiress? That would make them step siblings? Wow, a fauxcest plot!

Oh Ri On probably knows this and that is why he's so obsessed about Cha Do hyun. Then again, he could be the missing heir, but I kinda doubt it.

He most definitely knows abou Cha Do Hyun's alter egos like Perry Park and maybe Shin Se Gi.

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if anything i think ri on might be the heir, i think the ep at the airport, i was on a forum and this member brought up a great point in what ri on said in the car about royal twins and how he might be a millionaire and she a peasant, just in a joking way but then was that some kind of clue.

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omg what did Ri On say about royal twins and alludes that he might be a millionaire? I totally missed this clue.

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how this show is set apart from Hyde and Jekyll: the latter seems to be written by a teenager who takes everything too seriously and it is way overdramatic. Kill Me Heal me takes everything with the sauce of humor, cause when you have experienced more, every situation in life can be told with a shade of self-irony. if you try to liken fairy tales to real life then Cinderella sounds like "her socio-economic situation was that she had been turned into a slave to her fathers mistress." and to me, Hyde and Jekyll sounds a little like that. with that kind of premise, you cannot get too serious. and thats where Kill Me Heal Me succeeds the most. the what and the how just match.

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and in addition to that, this drama IMHO shifts the scenes in and out of different genres that really fit together without getting us bored.

I can clearly tell that the writer made so much depth to this drama by giving us fragments of hints in each episode without us noticing that much..

The synchronization of the written material of this drama was brilliantly done.. :)

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Thank you so much for your recaps! It really clears any misunderstandings I have with the dramas I'm watching! Also you point out some things I miss. Some times I will read your recaps first because you capture all the details of each episode so brilliantly! I love your site! Thank you again!

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Did anyone else notice that the first few mins when Ri Jin entered Do Hyun's house, the way DH acted resembled close to Se Gi? Although DH is sweet and warm, I feel that that scene shows us the potential menace in DH too and I guess that's what the show is going after. DH will slowly retain all of his alter's personalities and answering Ri Jin's question of who he is.

This drama is soo addictivee~~

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I did too! I loved how he stepped a little too into her space and yet maintained a very gentlemanly demeanor.

Till that scene I didn't see much scope for romantic tension between the characters, but that one scene made me change my mind.

I think Cha Do Hyun was always taught to be kind and in control and he wanted to be the good son. Unfortunately he was put in a situation where, just to survive, he had to do things he would never want to do, and that's probably how Se Gi came into existence. It's not that Do Hyun isn't brave or strong, it's just that maybe he didn't want to do "anything" to survive. And Se Gi was willing to do anything to survive.

This is probably why his other personalities come into existence. Do Hyun cannot be anything other the good boy, so when he wants to kill himself, he can't admit to himself that he has suicidal thoughts and therefore creates this other guy, Yo Sub, to take over.

Initially I was team SeGi but after the last two episodes, I am not so sure anymore. DoHyun has a quiet smolder that is turning out to be very interesting

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the ep was great, the more eps thats we see the more we can also see Do hyun growing from timid/shy and constantly apologetic to someone who's starting to fight and stand up for himself. i also loved how ri jin had so much agency, she flat out refused and it was and is going to be up to her to decide on what she wants to do because she has the option to do that despite what do hyun did, which i was like damn little bit of se gi in you. i also really loved how Do hyun told that fox of a women off, you dont see that every day especially in such a frank and blunt manner even if he still kinda seems to have feeling for him.

haha i died at the basebent seen that was so hilarious and the fams reaction.

actually YS suicdal teen is the only one se gi cant stop or has power over, he is more dangerous then him which i found interesting and the fact YS knows how they are all alts and knows about DH past. and poor Do hyunyou can just sense and feel the pain and connstant struggle his in, no wonder YS came out, he is always fighting but there is a part of him that just wants to give up.

mm the mum knows something, im not sure he she and grandma know about Do hyun DID but she knows the girl nana who might be ri jin, so i wonder what her involvement is, looking back at all the eps you also start to notice well placed clue and it all kinda starts to fit together or reveal what is happening and has happened. the whole crew is doing a great job and this show turned out to really amazing and deeper then i ever expected to be. you have to pay attention and be suspicious of everything said in the ep cause that could be another clue.

thanks for the recap

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Thank you for the recap, Saya.

The fact that Yosub is forever seventeen brings to mind some of the questions I had and wanted to address. Are Dohyun's alters always the same? I guess that question could be extended to DID in the real world; do alters ever evolve?

If they do not age, does that mean that Segi was an adult when he first met Rijin? And when exactly did he appear? I mean, when Dohyun was locked in the basement, did he already have some mental break? The adult Dohyun does not remember having met Rijin, but Segi does, so was Dohyun not "present" during that time? Did he already suffer some trauma before behind held captive (or whatever it was that happened) in the basement?

I'm also a little confused with our drama's timeline. Dohyun describes the moment when he realized that he had a "monster" (little did he know, six) inside him. He says this in the drama's earlier scenes, after Segi beats up the abusive father. This event and other strange things (such as meeting women who claimed to have dated him) help Dohyun realize this. So when exactly did he seek treatment under Seok Hopil? After the few opening scenes, we see Dohyun leaving (under the influence of Segi) for the United States, after which the main story begins. So was that college intro supposed to be some time in the past (maybe a couple of years ago): Dohyun is attending college; he realizes he has a problem; he seeks basic treatment, but is not cured of his illness. The way things play out, however, it seems like there isn't that much time between the abusive father being beaten by Segi and Dohyun (in the control of Segi) boarding a plane. Is any of this clear? I'm sorry for not being able to articulate this more clearly. I just had too many questions.

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"The way things play out, however, it seems like there isn’t that much time between the abusive father being beaten by Segi and Dohyun (in the control of Segi) boarding a plane."

that's what i thought too. i just thought that maybe it got worse starting then, that he risked asking for help. idk i'm swept away by the show's dynamic easily. sry XP
though I'm guessing even if he did get it when he was 6 (or 7/8 time of the incident) his mom doesn't know. meaning he doesn't trust any of them. i can't wait for tmrw's ep!!!!

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hahahahahaha i seriously am going to die watching his show :D my stomach hurts
i love love it!!!!!

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haha..Luckily, today's Wednesday so we can see tonight what's in store for us :)

KMHM surely is addicting!

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ok maybe someone already had this theory, and I apologize if I'm repeating someone else's comment, but it's kinda hard to search through comments so I just wanted to ask: does anyone think Ri In is the secret child of Min Se Yeon, instead of Ri On? They keep repeating that Ri Jin has 100% score on her college exam, and then mention that Min Se Yeon was all-around-superwoman, good at everything. Right now the red herring is Ri On looking at the Cha family, but I think all three of them, Ri On, Ri Jin and Do Hyun were in the fire, with Ri Jin being the secret child, and Ri On the child of the servants - his parents might have been the cook and the brewmaster for the Cha family, and saved Ri Jin along with their kids from the fire. I feel like this would explain their connection, and since Min Se Yeon had Ri Jin out of wedlock, Ri Jin and Do Hyun would not be siblings. Thoughts???

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forgot to mention that because Ri Jin mentioned that both Ri Jin and Ri On (and Do Hyun, as he was thinking to himself when she spoke) are afraid of fire and basement.

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Thank you Saya for the recap!
This episode is a killer. Laughing my heart out with the basement scene.

Hands down to the writer. Every episode coming out is a breathe of fresh air to me. I can't wait for the next episode.

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i meant.. "breath"
sorry English is my 3rd Language...

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I'm confused with Cha Do hyun's family tree. Do hyun's Grandfather and his daughter-in-law was died in accident, so who is cha do hyun, who is father of do hyun. I thought Do hyun is orphane, but then his mother are show up!! Then i'm blank hahahhaaha....

Someone please explain to meeee!!!! kkkkkk

But overall i like this show :)

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Reading all yoour comments I'm pretty convinced to start on this drama soon... Better than HJI i suppose!

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This tv series storyline is almost similar to American tv drama "United States of Tara".

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I don't mean to sound unappreciative, but would it be possible to have these recaps up a little faster? Usually by the time they're up, I could've already watched the whole episode with subs.

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I passed out laughing when her brother screams "OMMMMAAAA" !!!!!

DAEBAK!

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I love these recaps! I started watching this show because I kept reading comparisons of KMHM and Jekyll, Hyde and Me. I started JHM first but I'm addicted to KMHM now!

This is my first Ji Sung drama and I am so impressed by how he's carried out the 5 alter egos so far.

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