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Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 11

Everything gets turned upside-down in this episode, as confessions begin to unfurl left and right. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned lying through your teeth? The peaceful coexistence between Robin and Seo-jin is threatened, though nothing is quite as confusing as Seo-jin’s sudden… niceness, leaving Hana completely spun around. And they say a leopard can’t change his spots.

 
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EPISODE 11 RECAP

When Seo-jin wakes up, memories of the kidnapping the night before flood back. He’s as shocked as anyone, as he remembers running to Hana’s rescue with the gas mask. He murmurs aloud, “I… saved her.”

Hana comes in to check on him and asks how it’s possible that Seo-jin was there in the warehouse with her, and then suddenly Robin appeared. She looks down at Seo-jin’s bandaged arm and her eyes widen: “Who… are you?”

Instead of answering, Seo-jin just keeps staring and staring, then asks if she’s okay and not sleepy. He says that he’s tired and thinks he could fall asleep right now. He ignores her interruptions and asks, “Can you stay by my side until I wake up?” Omo. You mean… wake up as Robin?

He says that this is the answer to her question, and that if she remains here until he wakes up, she’ll find out who he is. Really? We’re doing this? Are we sure?

Seo-jin lies back down and closes his eyes, and then we fade to sometime later, as Robin wakes up with a start. He sees Hana sitting next to him and immediately reaches out to touch her cheek, checking to make sure she’s okay. He asks why she was there in the warehouse, and she just gapes: “Are you… Robin?”

It’s then that he realizes where they are, and he starts to lower his hand. But she catches it with her own and touches his cheek the same way, almost to check to make sure he’s real. She’s quite sure that he’s Robin, but still doesn’t know how.

Robin asks cautiously how she came to be here, and Hana tells him that Seo-jin asked her to stay here until he woke up. Ha, now that I think about it, he basically shirked the difficult conversation and left it to Robin.

True to form, Robin is straightforward and gently explains that he and Seo-jin have dissociative identity disorder. She asks if that means they’re the same person, but he’s quick to say no—Seo-jin and Robin are two different people, with two different personalities, emotions, memories, jobs. “The person who likes you is me. And the person you like is me.” He squeezes her hand for emphasis.

Tae-joo shows Dr. Kang the footage of Seo-jin during the warehouse stunt, and her eyes fill with happy tears to see him acting differently—healing, changing. That just angers Tae-joo more, and he growls jealously that she needn’t be so happy about it.

He’s dead set on forcing Seo-jin to remember their traumatic childhood kidnapping, but Dr. Kang argues that Seo-jin isn’t lying about it—he really doesn’t remember. She doesn’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing for people to reconstruct painful memories in order to cope, and that forcing them to remember isn’t always the way to cure them.

Tae-joo just barrels along and says there’s only one way to force Seo-jin’s hand. He has to remove every single one of his protective shields. Dr. Kang points out that he’s been all alone from the moment she was taken, but Tae-joo chides her for leaving out Seo-jin’s biggest shield: Robin.

He scoffs that Seo-jin’s “Hyde” is a guy that saves people, when Hyde is supposed to be the evil nature that people keep hidden. He says that Seo-jin is lying to himself that he’s a nice guy by creating a nice persona, and has even made a third shield in Hana. Tae-joo decides that he’ll make all those shields turn on Seo-jin, because once he’s without them, his true face will show.

Some hours later, Seo-jin wakes up in bed and Hana comes down to see him. She’s still unsure as she asks if it’s Seo-jin, and he explains that after experiencing his trauma as a child, he wanted to die and created Robin in order to live. But he looks her in the eye as he says that he’s changed now: “I saved you. You came for me, to protect me.” And he really does seem to be looking at her differently.

Hana looks hesitant, but Seo-jin declares, “Robin is me. I’m Robin. We’re one person.” WELL THAT’S NOT CONFUSING. Poor girl. One guy says that they’re two people and the other one swears that they’re the same. She retreats to her room in a daze, remembering all the times Seo-jin was there when Robin saved her.

In the batcave, Seo-jin sits down to watch Robin’s latest video message, and we see them as if they’re sitting across from each other again. Robin asks why he’s doing this now, when Seo-jin was always the reluctant one. This time it’s Robin who isn’t ready to put the truth out there, and argues that these are his feelings and about him revealing who he is to the person he likes.

Robin knows that Seo-jin asked for his help, and says that he’s grateful for that—to be acknowledged for the first time. But he counters that revealing the truth to Hana was blatantly disregarding his feelings.

His face fades into the video, and Seo-jin begins his own recording to answer. He thanks Robin for the first time ever, and then starts to say something else, though we don’t get to hear it. Seo-jin comes out and feels an ache in his temple, and something about it makes him wide-eyed as he wonders what it is.

Hana spends all night sitting in the same spot just trying to collect her thoughts, and Seo-jin comes by in the morning to check in with her. He says that he’ll handle the police report alone, and she stops him to say that she’s still confused about everything, but that the person she likes is Robin.

She asks him not to tell her that this means her feelings apply to Seo-jin too, but then he asks her why she came for him at the warehouse then. He answers his own question by guessing that it was compassion, and declares rather robotically that compassion is the next closest thing to love anyway, and it’s a good place to start.

He tosses out like an afterthought: “I’ve already started.” He walks out like he’s angry, leaving her stunned. Pfft, you kinda suck at romantic proposals. Still, I like that it’s honest.

He seems pretty satisfied with himself though, and heads to the police station with a lightness in his demeanor. He tells Detective Na that they can take Dr. Kang off the suspect list, because the kidnapper clearly knows details that Seo-jin doesn’t even remember, leaving only one possible suspect: Lee Soo-hyun. Detective Na wants to go public with the manhunt, but knows it’s a long shot with Seo-jin and his family.

Seo-jin asks to see the fake Lee Soo-hyun to see if his implanted memories match his own, and uses the opportunity to whisper something in his ear. Seo-jin mentions a second kidnapper, and it’s unclear whether he’s making it up to bait him or not. Detective Na notes that Seo-jin seems different, and he agrees that his attitude towards this case has changed—it’s now about his survival, and he intends to live.

Hana walks along Angel Bridge, which overlooks Wonderland in the distance. She remembers what Robin told her last night as he held her hand, about being away for five years but coming back because of her. He says that whatever Seo-jin’s reasons are for hiding behind him, Robin’s start was and will always be Hana, and he intends to never let go of her hand.

Once Seo-jin returns to the office, Secretary Kwon tells him about his missing day, and how Robin had to attend the board meeting and ended up being lured to the warehouse. Seo-jin seems worried about the fact that he was hiding behind Robin for a whole day, and has no memory of doing so intentionally.

Chairman Dad calls him in and asks if Seo-jin remembers anything from “that day.” He’s got a specialist flying in next week, and orders Seo-jin to begin treatment right away.

At Tae-joo’s place, Dr. Kang says that the kidnapper took the first twelve years of Seo-jin and Tae-joo’s lives, and asks him who’s taking their lives now. Tae-joo doesn’t answer, and is surprised by someone at his front door. He opens it, and Seo-jin is standing there apologizing for coming by unannounced. Much to Tae-joo’s shock, Seo-jin says that he’s starting to remember things about his childhood kidnapping and that it’s affecting him.

Tae-joo hits a button under his desk so that Dr. Kang can listen in, and Seo-jin admits the truth about his dissociative identity disorder, seeking help. Aaack. Seo-jin just outlines the basics and says that everything has been routine, until the other day when his pattern broke for the first time and he didn’t wake up. He had no conscious intent to do so, and wonders what this means.

From Dr. Kang’s gasp, it certainly means something important, and Tae-joo says that it’s a sign of the two split personalities being destroyed. He must mean their coexistence, not both of them disappearing, right? He says that he’ll do some more research since this isn’t his area of expertise, and promises to call with some answers.

Seo-jin leaves more disturbed than when he arrived, while Tae-joo practically skips over to Dr. Kang like a kid on Christmas Day. He knows she overheard and says gleefully that Robin must have discovered an ambition for something—no matter how nice the alter ego, this is a matter of survival, and Robin will want to live. The scary part is that the stronger one will survive, which doesn’t put the odds in Seo-jin’s favor.

Seo-jin sits at his desk and repeats Hana’s advice that he needs to trust himself, like a little mantra. He makes a decision and tells Secretary Kwon to let the police go public in the search for the real Lee Soo-hyun.

Detective Na is all business until his colleagues tease that his face isn’t made for television, and he wonders if he should get a facial, heh. Seo-jin starts a new video recording to upload online, but we cut away before he begins.

At home, he looks up towards Hana’s room, and his bodyguard tells him that she took off. Seo-jin tells him to just keep an eye on her for her safety, and leaves a voicemail when she doesn’t answer her phone.

Robin wakes up later that night and runs to Hana’s room, where he finds a note addressed to him. She asks him for some time and doesn’t answer when he calls. He runs down to the batcave, and we get to hear the message that Seo-jin left.

Seo-jin thanks Robin and says that he was right—Robin saved him, and by doing all the things he wanted but couldn’t do himself. Seo-jin admits that all he’s ever wanted was to get rid of Robin, and had always considered him an enemy to destroy. “But now I know… you… you’re me.”

Robin shoots up to his feet at that, chilled to the bone. His eyes turn to saucers as Seo-jin says that Robin will disappear, or rather become a part of him that remains inside. Gauntlet, thrown.

Robin doesn’t look like he’s about to let that happen, though he suddenly clutches his head as a shooting pain brings back a memory. Omg, it’s one of Seo-jin’s memories, of letting go of Soo-hyun’s hand as he escaped from the kidnapper. Are they really melding after all?

Robin runs around looking for Hana, and Woo-jung comes by to help him look, mostly because she knows what it feels like to be on the other side when the person you like disappears on you.

Robin thanks her for remembering him for five years, suddenly very appreciative that she’s around make his life seem real and not just in his imagination. She’s worried that he might disappear again, but Robin says it’s just the opposite—he plans to stay a long, long time.

He heads to Tae-joo’s apartment next, and seems to pick up on Tae-joo’s sudden burst of worry when he learns that Hana is unaccounted for. Robin says that it’s none of his concern, but Tae-joo asks if Hana knows the truth, admitting that Seo-jin came by and told him everything.

Robin is taken aback, and Tae-joo figures that Hana might need some time to process, since their relationship seems to be pretty serious. Robin asks why Seo-jin came here, and again Tae-joo lets Dr. Kang listen in. He says the one thing Robin shouldn’t hear—that one of them is about to be destroyed—and lies that that’s why Seo-jin told Hana the truth.

Tae-joo admits that this is the one thing the split personality should never learn, and Robin asks why he’s sharing the information then. Tae-joo looks up at him carefully and says that in Seo-jin’s case, it was Robin who saved him and made it so that he could survive… Oh no. Don’t listen to the crazy doctor’s lies!

Robin tells him that he’s started to have memories that aren’t his, and says that they’re from Seo-jin’s childhood kidnapping. Tae-joo can barely contain his reaction, and stammers as he refuses to answer Robin’s questions about what it means.

Robin insists that he has just as much right to know, and his voice is coated in desperation as he asks, “Am I not human in your eyes? Am I a mirage, a fake, just Seo-jin’s accessory?” He says that even Seo-jin acknowledged that Robin saved him, but wonders now why it all sounds like a request for him to disappear.

He pleads with Tae-joo to tell him the truth: Is he going to vanish for good? Tae-joo shakes his head slowly and says it’s the opposite, that if Robin is starting to have Seo-jin’s memories, then it’s possible that Seo-jin will be the one to disappear. There it is—the seed’s been planted.

Tae-joo puts Robin under a trance, and he leaves wondering if it’s possible for him to remain by Hana’s side. Tae-joo returns to Dr. Kang, who yells at him for interfering with Seo-jin’s progress. But Tae-joo argues that Robin has a new ambition, now that he knows it’s a possibility that he’ll win.

Naturally Tae-joo plans to fan the flames, and has already sent a letter to Robin to do just that. Robin gets the anonymous letter at the café, asking why he thinks Seo-jin is so eager to find Dr. Kang, letting him know about Dr. Kang has found a way to cure Seo-jin. It ends with, “You’ll soon be destroyed, Robin.”

Robin tries to swallow his mounting fear and calls Hana again. He leaves another voicemail asking if she’s gone away for good, but can’t even finish the question as he starts to cry. He hangs up abruptly and wipes at his tears.

A call from Detective Na (to Seo-jin’s phone) jolts him out of the moment, and he runs down to the station to ask if Hana has come by. Detective Na just stares at him, wondering if he was out partying or something to explain the new look, and tells him that he’s the one who wanted to keep Hana out of the investigation this time.

Robin runs out and confronts Secretary Kwon next, guessing that he knew about Dr. Kang’s cure too. Feeling betrayed, Robin asks how he could keep this from him, and wonders if he wishes that Robin would disappear too.

Hana checks her string of voicemails, most of them from a panicked Robin pleading with her to let him know that she’s okay. But one from Seo-jin is much calmer, and he agrees with her statement that all of this feels like a dream. He admits that he’s changing and that he kind of likes it, and ends with: “Thank you for watching over me—when we were children, and now.” Aww.

When Tae-joo calls, Hana answers right away and tells him that he needn’t worry about her. He says that both Seo-jin and Robin came to see him, and that he knows they aren’t twins, playing up the empathy over her shock at learning the truth. She assures him that she’ll be fine after a few days to sort through things, and he gets her to reveal where she’s staying. He swings the car around to head in that direction.

While he’s gone, Dr. Kang wriggles out of her chair and uses the spoon she sneaked from her dinner tray to bang on the pipes. The downstairs neighbor hears the noise, though she doesn’t really know what to make of it.

Hana goes for a walk, mulling over all the times that Robin came to her rescue and she in turn came to Seo-jin’s rescue. That pattern holds true for everything between them, including all the times that Robin comforted her, and she comforted Seo-jin. She doesn’t have a chance to come to any conclusions before a car races down a dirt road, and then she whips around at he sound of footsteps coming toward her…

It’s Robin, walking toward her with determination. He stops right in front of her for a beat, and then swoops in for a kiss, and her eyes flutter closed.

After building a campfire in the yard, Robin holds her hand and asks if she wasn’t afraid of being here alone, and then wonders if she was more afraid of him. She finally speaks for the first time since he got there and tells him not to think that way.

He tells her that while everyone else told him he wasn’t real, she understood him and made him feel alive. He pulls her hand to his heart and asks, “If I’m fake, then what are these feelings I feel? Then what is my racing heart?”

In the morning, Seo-jin wakes up in his car, and we see that Tae-joo has found Hana in the distance. He freezes when he sees Seo-jin approach her, and gets distracted by a message that he’s received a document regarding Seo-jin.

Hana gets up when she sees Seo-jin, and all he does is ask if Robin was here last night. He simply nods and turns around to go, but stops to ask about the advice she got from her father about trusting yourself. He wants to know if it worked to conquer her fear, and if she got right back on the wires after that.

She says no, she was too scared for a while, but she just kept chanting it over and over and practicing. Seo-jin says that must be the phase he’s in now—repeating it over and over like it’s a spell, while trying to recall memories buried deep 22 years ago.

Tae-joo finds the video message that Seo-jin recorded and uploaded the other day. It’s addressed to Soo-hyun, and Seo-jin asks him to meet so that they can discuss the truth about what happened that day: “The truth that I’ve forgotten, and the truth that you don’t know.” Tae-joo’s face hardens.

Seo-jin walks back over to Hana and says that he’s changed—that she changed him. All he says is, “Come back. I’ll be waiting,” but it feels like he’s saying a lot more. Closing caption: Don’t clumsily hide your scar. Hiding it won’t make new skin grow.

 
COMMENTS

I know I’m probably weird for wishing that Hana didn’t know the truth, but I’m a little sad that she never had a chance to fall for Seo-jin before learning who Robin is. Granted, she’s plenty conflicted about them now and it’ll only get worse for her, so I don’t think we’re lacking for romantic angst. It’s perhaps just a different conflict altogether, to have Robin arguing for his own separate identity and to have Seo-jin insist that they’re the same person. The good (or terrible) thing about it is that they’re both right, which makes this impossible for Hana but an interesting conflict for the story.

There’s a much bigger dramatic momentum when Seo-jin is embracing his inner good guy and Robin is backed into a corner, fighting for survival. Up until now, Robin was necessary for Seo-jin to live, but Seo-jin is facing his fears (thanks to Hana) and growing stronger by the day, which means he’ll soon outgrow his need for Robin. It’s a much richer character arc to have Robin suddenly realize that his entire existence is at stake, and to fight for his own identity. Whether or not he actually succumbs to his baser instincts to win that fight will be a great inner struggle, especially since he’s been rather carefree up until now. He stands to lose the woman he loves and his very being, and I can’t blame him for doing whatever it takes to protect those things.

I still wish the show were executed with more tension, especially now that the stakes are more intriguing. I’m enjoying the Seo-jin/Tae-joo/Robin dynamic and the love triangle is certainly more meaningful at this stage, but overall there’s just very little to ramp up the tension onscreen. After the last episode where the villain finally stepped it up and put actions before words, today we’re back to lots of talking heads. At least the subject of the talk is significant, since it was a day of confessions, and I do give the show credit for the we’re-two-people-no-we’re-not pendulum, because that’s not what I expected Seo-jin to say.

And maybe I’m so partial to Seo-jin that I see more in his quiet confession that Hana has changed him, or that I’m more moved by his baby steps, than Robin’s big sweeping romantic gestures. That’s not to say that I don’t find Robin’s predicament heartbreaking, since he’s arguing that his feelings are his own (so true), and it’s highly likely that at the end of this, he might cease to exist. But I like that storywise he’s becoming an obstacle to Seo-jin’s growth and healing, which by extension makes Tae-joo and his privileged position all the more dangerous.

They’re already starting to break down the wall that separates Robin and Seo-jin, at least in the past, and I can’t help but wonder if that makes Seo-jin right, or more right, about them being one person. I’m still adamant that his feelings for Hana must be separate and his own though, so I hope that Seo-jin starts acting on them before too much time passes. If Robin’s affection for Hana grew out protectiveness and concern, then Seo-jin isn’t wrong to think that Hana’s affection for him could be the same; it’s just that someone has to break that chain. I guess I’m holding out hope that what she and Seo-jin feel for each other will be bigger than either of them expects.

 
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The thing with this drama is...I wish this had happened back in episode 8. The drama is slow-paced with its story and it really wasted time in the beginning with the backstory (which isn't all too complicated). Even now, I feel like there's so much they can do with the story, yet they hold back and stretch one storyline ugh I have a love-hate relationship with this drama. It's making me into Jekyl/Hyde...

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editing could have been way more swift from the very beginning. there are a lot of unnecessary scenes and shots. and they take too long.
the script seems pretty much an irrational mess because of the pacing.

I returned to this cause I wanted to see Sung Joon, but does anyone find it really weird like why is our sweet rocker boy turning psycho? what happened? I knew they should never have disbanded...wait, it is not because of that? then ... plus I can´t get over him looking like my cousin. argghh. no. so bizarre. I can´t watch. It is a similar feeling to when I went to watch Charlie and the chocolate factory and Johnnys hair cut made him look exactly like my mom. guess how weird that was.

but I admit Sung Joon is quite alright here. if only the drama itself wasnt so illogical

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@redfox LOL!! for Charlie and Choc Factory and Johnny and your mom :P

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i dont know about others. but i lovedddd this show. I am truly intrigued by the psycho game. And now that I dont know, who I want cheer for, either Robin or Seojin. Im glad that they put a lot of dimension to Robin and SeoJin character in this eps. And its not only all about love.

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Thanks for the recap Girlfriday.

I actually don't agree that Seo Jin "shirked the difficult conversation and left it to Robin" by asking Ha Na to stay until he wakes up. Ha Na is in a relationship with Robin and is more interested in who Robin is than who Seo Jin is even if her question at that moment was directed to Seo Jin. I think it was tactful of Seo Jin to leave that explanation to Robin. If he was his prior jerky self he could have easily told her there is no real person such as Robin, he is just a personality created by him.

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"One guy says that they’re two people and the other one swears that they’re the same."

Each is looking at it from their own perspective. Seo Jin as the real personality thinks they are one person and when he is healed they will merge and Robin as a separate entity will disappear to exist. That was what he was trying to achieve before Ha Na came to the scene and that's why he is looking for Dr. Kang so desperately at the moment.

Robin as an alter on the other hand has fears of disappearing if Seo Jin gets healed. Furthermore, he is the one in a relationship with Ha Na, so he insists that other than body they are separate and distinct.

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PS. I am with you that Seo Jin's baby steps mean more than Robin's grand gestures. Personality differences aside, love stories that start with conflict are more interesting in drama than two people liking each other as soon as they met. In the first type of story you get to witness how feelings change, a relationship develops and to me that is way more fun to watch than the second type in which the conflict usually is about external forces separating an already in love couple. That's why Darcy & Elizabeth story is so well loved compared to Jane & Bingley's relationship.

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PPS. Robin is cute and all but Seo Jin's broody silent looks are sooo sexy...

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I have to agree with all the you said Moonbeam. I felt that instead of shirking the difficult conversation he felt it would be more appropriate if she had it with Robin. I do see how GirlFriday came to think that though. However since I tend watch Hyun Bin's facial expressions closely (OK - too closely), I felt that he was trying to do it in a way that would hurt and shock her the least.

“One guy says that they’re two people and the other one swears that they’re the same.” - my mind... I understand but I still feel like it doesn't compute. I just feel for both of them.

People who actually make small changes for others show the other people that they are willing to try for them. This in turn makes others appreciate them. Happy cycle.

Uhmm, yes - cute vs sexy. Sexy wins. Personally I could stare at the chameleon all day.

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Thanks Girlfriday.
I agree with you, the show lacks tension. I feel that we should be feeling more than this at this point in the story. Hyun bin is clearly doing his best but the way the show is directed and edited is sucking all the life out.

Ha na is such a useless character. She does nothing. Usually in these dramas kisses are built up and mean something. I didn't even bat an eyelid at the kiss in this episode. How did Robin find her anyway?

I remember watching an interview post Secret Garden where Hyun Bin talked about how he was used to working having ratings monsters and rating duds and that he just did his job to the best of his ability.. still. It must suck to be in this drama.

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This drama is full of symbolism, intelligent and out-of-box type of. In this kind of dramas more important is WHY something is happening than HOW. Sorry that you do not get even the meaning of the kiss between Robin and Hana. WHY do you still watch it if you do not like it????? WHY ???? WHY do you have to terrorize yourself ? Definitely you are not a fan of the leading actor if you can not even respect and accept his choice of this drama. Life is too short to spent on something unpleasant to us. Stop watching this drama. Your health can be at risk. Look for something what can give you a pleasure instead of pain.

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Since I'm not seeing it, please explain a bit more about the "intelligent, out-of-the-box symbolism" that's being used here.

No one's health is at risk if they don't like a drama, by the way. And you CAN like a lead actor and not like their professional choices - that's why Oscar nominations occasionally go to actors in lackluster films, because it's recognized that they did exceptionally well in their particular area of expertise.

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I am a huge fan of the actor. That is why I'm watching it. I just feel bad for Hyun bin. It is not engrossing enough to be terrorizing.

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I actually wanna ask,
why he kiss her?
just because he miss her?
please tell me

and I don't see the symbolism, if it there, it better to know it

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You could add symbolism to the kiss besides male likes female. It could be seen as an act of verifying his existence. He did just have that talk with Woo Jung, thanking her for remembering him. Robin may want to make a strong impression on Hana. Or more animalistically people have often after a dangerous or stressful situation 'reaffirmed' that they are alive with a loved one.

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I think you mean there are multiple meanings...not symbolism.

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I'm just here for the comments lol. ?☕️

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love this Ep thanks for the Recap

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This is truly a scary moment for Robin, especially as an alter who has been living a very seemingly carefree life up to now. Not sure what kind of havoc he did 5 years ago, but at least from what we have seen, he rather accepted that he would disappear at some time. He alluded to that when he first returned. But now, it seems that he actually care for someone and the thought "going extinct" being a serious possibly raises the stakes.

While I am all on the side of SJ healing and that Robin is really just a part of him, seeing Robin actually finding out all this information and coming to terms with it (or not coming to terms with it) was moving. He will definitely be an obstacle and eventually he will have to understand.

I really liked SJ stepping it up in action. I really want him to step up the action vs. LSH.

Robin - really felt for him as he fussed over Hana. I don't know who has "more" to lose. In any case, he cried quite well while on the phone. I was moved even though ultimately his fate is sealed. I can't possibly see him coexisting with SJ if SJ is to be healed.

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I wanna share this epic parody to all, its 50 Shades of Gu Seo Jin: http://youtu.be/noZlrCnZ0rk .. Binnie got the sexy intensity with just his stare down pat that, in my opinion, the actor that plays Mr. Grey lacks when I saw the trailer. (No offense to 50 shades of Grey movie fans, I'm just saying this based on the trailer since I don't have plans to watch the actual movie)

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Oh my! This is hilarious and hot.

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I wonder who's the better writer: 50 shades of Grey's writer, Twilight's writer, or this writer.

This episode just reminds me of one thing: I freaking miss "Punch". Shin Ha Kyung was such a strong woman who remains true to her character and was intelligent as well. Not to mention that Choi Yun Jin makes an awesome side kick with her chameleon skills to Park Jung Hwan and second female leading.

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Hilarious! Love it! *giggle like school girl* ???

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Hilarious! Love it! (Imagining Hyun Bin as Christian Grey) *giggle like school girl* ???

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That just proves to me that if Hyun Bin had played Mr. Grey I would have gone and seen the movie. - Why is it suddenly hot in here?

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"I wanna share this epic parody to all, its 50 Shades of Gu Seo Jin: http://youtu.be/noZlrCnZ0rk .. Binnie got the sexy intensity with just his stare down pat that, in my opinion, the actor that plays Mr. Grey lacks when I saw the trailer. (No offense to 50 shades of Grey movie fans, I’m just saying this based on the trailer since I don’t have plans to watch the actual movie)"

That really shows the difference soundtrack can make. White watching those scenes during the show, I was only conscious of how cold SeoJin came across. Looking at the video in the link, he was intense...in the same exact scenes.

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I love this drama. Hyun Bin and Han ji Min are awesome, cant wait to see how Hana going to fall in love with Seojin

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Its weird but I don't care about Han Ji Min's character at all not from a romantic point or from a plot point of view. She truly is a badly written character. I am fast forwarding her part for the time being. And loved today's episode, it took a while for this show to find its tune but bang on, loving it so much. I see the wall between the two personalities breaking and merging. I can't complain, I hate Robin. If he completely vanishes, I wouldn't be the one complaining.

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Just curious - why you hate Robin?

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*do

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That's ok. I got enough love for him to make up for her lack of affection.In fact, from the beginning, I (wrongly) thought that Robin was the main personality even though I know in real-life cases the fearless personalities are the "made up" personalities. I just thought that we would get that twist. I had no good reason for thinking that other than I'm in love with Robin (but SeoJin). I'm totally buying into the actor's portrayal of two distinct personalities!

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yayy!!! really liked this episode! did a good job setting up conflicts! wonder what specific things robin will do in the future to take over as dominant personality!

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I don't like Hana's character. To me, her character feels like a boat on a river, that is just sailing along with the waves. Hana doesn't create conflicts or do anything to move the show along. Most of the time, she just looks dazed @[email protected] LOL

I'm starting to like Dr. TJ (eventhough he is the evil guy here) because he makes this show interesting. He sets up conflicts to move this show along (so that I won't get bored out of my mind). I was glad that he turned Robin and SJ against each other because it makes this show more interesting. Although, I felt sorry for Robin when he found out that Seo-jin and Dr. Kang were trying to "kill" him. He was even more sad to find out that Secretary Kwon (whom he calls Hyung) knows about it and didn't tell him. Robin feels very betrayed by "his family." I don't blame him for wanting to survive and be with the girl that he loves. I felt so sad for Robin, as I watched the part when he was trying to leave a message for Hana but broke into tears. I almost cried when I saw him wipe away his tears. All of this time, he has been a nice guy who saves everyone and even helps SJ. Now, he finds out that the people he trusts and sees as friends/family were trying to kill him. That's so sad :'-(
All he has now is Hana and his friends from the publisher team.

"Nice guys finish last, Robin!" Now, it's time for Robin to step up his game. I hope that even with his new ambition to survive he won't lose his special charms and turn all the way to the dark side. I have faith in you, Robin ;-)

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I think it's one of the best and saddest parts of the show when Robin brings up how nobody wants him and everyone hates him... even though none of this is his fault and he just wants to live however he can :/

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To your point, I keep thinking that I'd love to make a "Faces of HaNa" composite picture. They would all look the same. She's really quite a non-character, isn't she?

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agreed!! Since ep 4 or something. Can she at least so something about the tone of her voice? Flat, slow, cautiously boring all the time. She's a circus flying act, for crying out loud.

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Is it just me or is is Sung Joon killing it as Dr. TJ. When he does his head tilt from evil to nice... Wow! He makes a great villain. Also, Dr. TJ does seem to be the one steering this boat along. I look forward to his jealousy coming out more.

I also felt it when Robin choked up on the phone. He definitely feels abandoned and unwanted. I am actually a little worried about how he will fight back.

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I am in love with sj and robin. ...i agree that background is lacking ...writers you need to try harder.... pace is too slow and full of random fillers.

Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min are doing their best....

Hana's character should have had more development in the first 4 episode(stronger background we can relate to).

Just love both leads will support them til the end.

waiting for this hot kiss btw sj and hana >.<

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I know me too. I want a HOT kiss, not a swooning kiss between Hana and SJ. LOL.

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Did anyone else felt sad for Robin? I tear up a little when he was in tears inside his car:( Yes this drama does have its flaws but I still love it and will watch it to the very end.

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I felt sad for Robin too. I almost cried with him.
Like you, I will also watch it to the very end. *sighs*

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Yeah, right now I feel sadder for Robin than Seo-Jin.

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Yeah I'm sad because imo Robin is like the friend that was always there for you but now you're trying to end the relationship oh I don know it just feels wrong ??

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Thanks for the recap GF. "today we’re back to lots of talking heads" <-- that is the absolute perfect way to describe this episode.

Lately it feels like Hana changed from an active character to a reactive character. I realize this episode was all about Seo-jin/Robin's revelations and growth but it still annoyed me how inactive Hana was. She just passively hung around too stunned to do anything (not even a little pissed that she's been SUPER lied to). Even if it's a valid response to the situation it's HELLAH boring to watch! I didn't dislike this episode... I just hope they kick it up a notch.

There is also the "THING" that happened five years ago that Robin doesn't know about? And Chairman dad and Woo-jung's father have both said things that would imply that Seo-jin and Robin fought over a girl in the past?? Dear writers are we ever going to get to that?

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Did they run out of time while editing the last 15 minutes? It seems so disjointed. They should have kept Tae Joon and Hans's scenes separate. Also, that kiss needed a better sequey.

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I think this drama started out a little slow, but I don't equate slow with bad, really. I think it's a lot less hectic than its 'competition', KMHM, which I am also watching. It's certainly more straightforward. While I'm enjoying both equally, they're quite different in their approach. I'm totally hooked on both for different reasons.

In HJM, I really appreciate the time they've spent letting us get to know the two personalities and how they feel about each other and how they interact with the world around them. I think this episode gave us a good look into their dynamic and lots of insight into how they both feel about the situation. I'm nervous and excited to see how both sides handle these new situations, now that both are fighting for survival.

I like seeing Seo Jin's baby steps and gradual changes. None of Seo Jin's or Robin's responses/actions seem too out of character or rushed (as some characters in dramas tend be), because we've taken the time to get to know each of them. I'd rather see them go slowly rather than pad out the drama with needless in-law problems, amnesia plots or noble idiot sacrifices. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that none of those appear, but I'm not holding my breath. It's kdramaland, after all.

Maybe I'm just a nervous person, or maybe it's because I like this drama a ton, but I thought this episode was plenty tense. The DID reveal was a bit flat, but everything else, with Robin's conflict and our evil psycho doctor, to me, was pretty well done. The stakes are getting higher and higher and I am nervous and excited to see where it goes.

I think Hyun Bin is doing an awesome job, and even though I'm in the minority, I really like Han Ji Min's character, mostly cause I think she's pretty level headed and her reactions are reasonable, and I like that she challenges him (them?) and stands up to him(them?), and that she's a normal, pretty average person.

I can't wait to see more of this love triangle and more of our evil doctor!

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This episode makes me realize that I'm partial to bad, troubled, conflicted, hot guy than a nice, sweet, hot guy. Clearly, Seo Jin is more intense than Robin which makes his actions more romantic.

The show is kind of stable now. However, it's not the most exciting show out there. I didn't feel conflicted or scared when DID was revealed or when Seo Jin kissed Hana. Hopefully, it picks up in future episodes

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I think the thruth that seo jin found out is that tae joo's farger was the other kidnapper. Thats what tae joo forgot.

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I meant tae joo father

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Agreed, that's what I think too - the first kidnapper was coming back from somewhere when he tried to enter the room with the boys in it, I wonder if he was meeting with kidnapper #2 and when SJ escaped he saw who it was. Very likely TJ's dad, since we haven't had any fond memories of that guy yet.

Ack, this entire drama just doesn't feel thought through! Live shoots strike again?

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This is what I imagined as well. It would explain why TJ is both so traumatized and also why he's erased some of his memories and placed all his blame on his fellow victim (instead of the kidnapper or even chaebol daddy).

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That is it exactly. His rage may be directed at only Seo Jin/Robin because while he may not remember/know about his dad's involvement something is telling him to squash him. Possibly guilt and fear of retribution over what his dad did.

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Thanks so much for the recap, GF!!
For a while I couldn't find this episode and it was freaking me out, cause I HAD TO know what happened!! Well, true, I'm not sure how to react with Seo-Jin telling Hana right away that him and Robin are the same person.. But I guess we will see what happens tomorrow.. I want Seo-Jin to start getting her confused on her feelings, like why she swoons for Robin, but is really protective over Seo-Jin..
~eye brow wiggle~

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can i ask something, even if someone have asked in ep before

why did robin born? did he has any leverage that the main personality doesn't have to keep his existence?
Did Seo jin ever need him in helping his life? i mean did Robin stop him for doing what is bad for him?

and I actually doesn't quite agree with Seo-Jin said they are the same person, because they don't and they just sharing a body

I mean saying you and other person is same look different than acknowledging that other soul inside your body is part of yourself that you abandoned.
they don't behave like one and maybe they share interest over girl, but it doesn't mean they are same or different person,
it better to show they act like each other than saying without absorbing the other personality

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I'll try to answer...

Robin came into existence on Angel Bridge that night when Seojin attempted to end his life by jumping off the edge. Hana rushed to save him and ending up flying over the edge. Then, Robin came out and rescued Hana. So, he was born in order to save. It was also mentioned that Seojin has survivor's guilt due to his escape from the childhood kidnapping while leaving Soohyun behind; hence, Robin has the heroic saving personality, doing things that Seojin was not able to do himself.

I don't think Robin has any leverage. He said that if Seojin doesn't want him to exist, he cannot come out. That's why he disappeared for five years (but it has not been explained what happened five years ago). This time, his personality re-appeared due to Hana. So, he has another reason to exist besides Seojin willingly letting him exist. Robin can only exist if he has a purpose to.

Seojin had never asked him for any specific help until the recent episode in the warehouse when he recalled Robin's words of how they can co-exist and for Seojin to ask him for help. Seojin wanted to save Hana and ultimately called out to Robin for help because he knew that his childhood fears from the kidnapping inhibited him from breaking the window to escape. He really wanted to save Hana, which is a big change from before.

I don't think Robin ever stopped Seojin from doing what is bad for him because they are separate entities in their consciousness up till this episode when Robin started to have some of Seojin's memories. Prior to this, they had individual lives and memories, so it's not possible for Robin to know that Seojin is doing something bad and to prevent it.

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he was born in order to save. I take it as be another person you can't be

but when DID is convoluted with memory and existence, he so far at ep 11 more like faux d et machina to have DID rather than I am born to help you lived your bad childhood memory

and it such a weird if a child that being witness gown up to be selfish and not a peace loving to justice, if he is cold, he must have developed bad side-which never shown, like TJ twisted mind,

SJ maybe just and alter, and ro bin is the main personality

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Love this show,the feels and trauma feels really real and genuine. I finally tried watching kill me, heal me AND 4 episodes in, I'm like are you freaking kidding me?! If these two shows began at the same time,many would be watching HJM, I'm basing this on the first four episodes, as much as the gorilla was out there,the eye colour change, tattoos and the switching feels so fake,don't get me started with the screaming. Anyway that's it about that, I'm done.

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please don't start to compare that, even in 4 1st episode, people have diff taste and honestly 4 ep of this show is slow and just that (no spark) at least for me

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I agree. I don't think we can compare HJM with KMHM. Honestly, KMHM is in a league of its own. From the characters, to the lead actors, supporting cast and writing. Way, way much better. I feel sad though, I've been waiting a long time for Hyun Bin's comeback. But alas! Even Hyun Bin's presence couldn't make me watch the remaining episodes...

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Umm.. actually they don't really change, it's all in his mind- which you will realize in the further episodes. The tattoos are how he imagines himself to be, that's why their absence/presence. But, this is no place to be discussing the other drama in detail- so I'll just stop there.

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I really like that the two personalities are moving quietly towards integration (and I'm appalled that neither of the two psychiatrists know that term. Drs. Kang & Yoon, both of you are substandard physicians.) What's bleeding into Seo Jin are feelings for Ha Na, and what's bleeding into Robin are bad memories.

I also don't understand the "first 12 years of your life" comment from Dr. Kang - those child actors are not 12. Nine, maybe.

I kind of liked Seo Jin's quiet, sudden wooing. (Hell, after that look of adoration he gave her, I was shouting at the screen "Ha Na, RUN! He will be forever needy! Go, before he recovers!" -- And I was right, though it was expressed through Robin, not Seo Jin. Too late, Ha Na! Now she'll have to spend the rest of her life reassuring him & never having a moment to herself.)

Sung Joon is also scaring the bejeebers out of me - he's such a good actor, and since he usually plays romantic leads, I'm thrilled that he's branching out to crazycakes villains.

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LOL! - “Ha Na, RUN! He will be forever needy! Go, before he recovers!” - Oh goodness me. Wow, that is sooo true. While the look was enticing, you are sooo very right. I don't think I'll ever fall for that look again EXCEPT from Hyun Bin.

As for our "crazycakes villain", he is amazing! I'd actually like him to play another one with more screen time. I love how the cousin is supposed to be evil, but is more bumbling greedy than anything.

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This drama is growing on me. I admit I started watching it for the laughs, but I'm sticking around for Seo Jin's smoldering gazes, Robin's heart and the mystery of the kidnapping. I'm certain Tae Joo's father is involved somehow along with Seo Jin's father.
I'm a little intrigued though that right now Tae Joo and Robin are the main conflicts to Seo Jin's survival, instead of the usual bad guys (I.e. Seo Jin's father and meddling cousin). Seo Jin's father and cousin seem more like nuisances rather than actual threats comparably. Not sure if this is intentional since Bad Father and Cousin are normally evil characters... or are they waiting for this main conflict to end before they strike?
Ha Na, I don't know... she was a little too bland for me here. I was expecting indignation and some hardball interrogations for the confusion she went through because of the "twins" but I guess she's still in a daze. That state of mind better end next episode... the fact that we don't even have a story for her out anyone else besides Seo Jin/Robin makes me think he's the only main character and everyone, including Ha Na, are supporting characters. For goodness' sake, even Tae Joo has a better story than ol' girl...

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I felt nothing when hana and robin kissed, although its already their second time. May be I just love bad guy instead sweet honey bunny guy like robin

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Me too, I felt nothing. The scene afterward where they were just talking had more emotions in it. I think it is the direction at fault because I was expecting Tae Joon to show up and kidnap HaNa. They should have talked first and then kissed.

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I felt alarm - where the heck did he come from? She's out in the middle of nowhere, did he stick a GPS tag on her at some point? And she just told him she wanted space, so he tracks her down and immediately plasters himself to her lips?

It didn't make sense, not just logically but also for Robin as a character.

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Even though I like Seo-jin and wish him to experience a "good life", I feel sorrier for Robin with every episode and can't seem to wish him to cease existing. Robin appeared so desperate for assurance that at least Hana wants him. That scene inside the car, with him crying while trying to contact her, touched me more than their second and more passionate (?) kiss... not that I'm complaining since I really enjoy Hyun Bin being paired with Han Ji Min.

Although there wasn't much excitement in this episode and the sequencing sometimes felt off, it surprisingly left me interested than ever, mainly because I'm curious as to how drastic the changes will be regarding Robin and Seo-Jin's personalities. Looking forward to the next episode. Hopefully, Hana's character will be more fun, too.

Thanks for another great recap!

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"In the batcave, Seo-jin sits down to watch Robin’s latest video message, and we see them as if they’re sitting across from each other again."

One of the things I enjoy most in HJM and always look forward to are the moments of interaction between Seo-Jin & Robin via computer screen/monitor.

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I agree, those are some of te beat moments.

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Thanks for the recap, GF!

I agree that it would've been nice to see Hana falling for Seojin prior to discovering about the split personalities. But I guess they had to move the plot along.

I like the Seojin told Hana honestly about their situation and how "he has already started." It was a big step for him to acknowledge the changes he's been experiencing and I was moved when he thanked her for protecting him all this time. The ending of the episode also appealed to me more than Robin's romantic pleads.

It was interesting to see Robin's existence being at stake and how Taejoo is gonna use that to his advantage. I can sympathize with Robin's predicament, but I definitely hope that he would realize that without Seojin, he wouldn't have been able to even have a body to exist in. If he does view Seojin as a brother, he will ultimately have to come to terms with himself disappearing forever because of his love for Seojin.

The flashback to the kidnapping scene and the kidnapper's phone call... The other kidnapper is definitely Taejoo's dad, which is conveniently forgotten by Taejoo. Would be interesting to see how this plays out when Taejoo finally meets up with Seojin to hash out the truth.

Finally, Dr. Kang is able to do something to try to be rescued instead of just sitting there all the time.

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I was happy to see that too. I think this is why everyone should know SOS in Morse code.

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So true. That reminds me of Nancy Drew novels that I read as a kid. XD

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At the beginning of this episode, I actually shouted out loud (even though home alone..maybe I have my own mild case of DID?)...but I shouted "HE TRUSTS HER!"...when SeoJin told her to stay until he wakes up [as Robin]. For SeoJin, who can't even trust his own parents, this was HUGE!

I must admit, I'm sorry for the reveal this soon as well. I'm still relatively new to Kdramas and it always throws me when hilarious shows suddenly become so serious. I wanted to see Robin become jealous of SeoJin's growing affection for JaHana and vice versa. I wanted to see JaHaNa struggle with "Do I love two different guys?" And once the DID is revealed, "Is it okay to kiss SeoJin if I'm Robin's girl but it's not cheating if they're the same person. But wait, they don't think they're the same person." I wanted the comedy that would result in the delayed computer messages between Robin and SJ.

Even though I'm loving where the show why in this episode, I'm already starting to miss the fun.

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First of all, i love this drama eventhough it is slow paced but that's okay. i'm rooting for SJ +Hana. i will say my thoughts in points :

- isn't robin a part of SJ? i mean how is he separated from SJ ? he is the protective SJ i think? HE IS A PART OF SJ WHETHER HE ADMITTED IT OR NOT.
- What happened before 5 years is VERY IMPORTANT event which will make a mark i guess.
- What happened in the warehouse is also VERY IMPORTANT in SJ + TJ relationship
- i like hana eventhough she's been quite in this episode, i think that we should give her time to react.
- I GUESS THAT ROBIN WILL BECOME THE BIGGEST OBSTACTE IN SJ HEALING PROCESS BECAUSE IT4S SURVIVAL TIME BABY!
- Why everyone assumes that SJ has no feelings for Hana? HE IS A MAN TOO. THATS WHY I'M SAYING THAT ROBIN'S FEELINGS ARE JUST A PART OF THE HIDDEN FEELINGS SJ HAD FOR Hana ALL ALONG.

**** THANKS FOR THE RECAP *******************

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Team seojin without a doubt.
You cannot not root for this guy.
But I think robins gonna break my heart.
And that probably meant the drama has improved lots since I didn't really care for robin for much of the drama's first half.
In any case, I'm with Girlfriday on this: that Hana feels much more for seojin than robin but she has not yet find that out. And similar for SJ although he's on his way.
I hope their feelings implode soon for more stakes.
The tension is ok, I did feel this episode was a lot of talking but was GOOD talking. Not that much fillers and quite nicely shot.
And hyun bin I have to say is incredibly handsome. Even with those harry potter specs!

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I agree that there wasn't much tension in this episode - but there's a lot that's setup. I am glad that the secret is finally out so Hana can deal with it, even if I'm not a fan of the way they're having her handle it. I feel like she's lost all her spunk.

Honestly I feel like he main characters really aren't that invested in missing Dr. Kang. I'm biotin Sung Joon but I wish they'd really made him more consistent. I mean he completely brainwashed a person and implanted and entire history of false memories in him....so why is he now resorting to things like letters?

Also, I know a lot of people complain about Hana being a sort of nothin character right now but the one I could do without is the cousin. I really have no idea what purpose he serves. He doesn't really increase the tension and all his scenes just reiterate what we already know. He was only useful once - recognizing there was no burn mark on the pseudo villain. But now every time he shows up I just groan with annoyance.

I do feel badly about the situation regarding Robin. Even if the goal is to get rid of him, there's no need to announce it and rub it in his face. If SJ really considers Robun part of himself than why would he want to antagonize him? It is nice to see the roles flip a bit and to have Robin be the one who feels like he's not in control.

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You're absolutely right about the cousin. He seems like more of a nuisance compared to the real threats in SeoJin's life. I feel like there are a lot of annoying/useless side characters... I have to admit though that the cousin was useful when he called out the fake Soo Hyun.
Anyway, the preview hints that he might ramp up his interference, maybe...

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I haven't watched the preview yet. I would be happy if he has a purpose but I mostly feel like half the side characters should just be rolled into one. It does feel like the writer had a main plot and then was like "oh crap, I need more people in this".

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As for Dr. TJ, well I don't think he is completely sane himself. Haven't you heard of villains toying with their prey. That's why he sent the letter. He is enjoying setting up conflict between Robin and SJ

As for 'evil' cousin, I find him amusing. he is comically the worst villain ever, but he thinks he's a mastermind genius.

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Yes, I've heard of villains toying with their prey. And I've certainly never said I think he's sane. But he's introduced to as being completely brilliant and being able to do something psychologically that nobody has ever been able to do before. He has all this potential and is supposed to be a mad genius...and now he's sending letters and hypnotizing people. And the hypnosis has basically only been to get answers to questions. He hasn't even tampered with their minds yet. He's basically stepped down his game. There's this idea that there's a lot of menace behind him/in him but he's really doing very little considering all the power he supposedly has.

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I agree with your point that Dr. TJ is not using his full potential. I have a few thoughts- he's enjoying the game too much; he has not gone completely to the dark side yet (he may of pulled back after almost killing Hana because it scared him), he is experimenting with different methods, or the writer knows everyone will be dead if she lets him off his leash.

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So excited to Sung Joon to really expand his repertoire. Up until now he's only been either the 2nd lead or the romantic main lead. I think in watching him in this drama he has the potential to be a great baddie in any drama. He just needs time to grow into that roll and hopefully he has the potential to scare us to death ala Shin Sun Rok

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Please, not as good(bad?) as Shin Sun Rok. He was terribly affective. However I do see that potential in Sung Joon.

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well a long way to go to reach the level of scary Shin Sung Rok can do. SSR is kinda naturally creepy, SJ is more like... he can play fanatic and obsessed, but he is not naturally creepy, more like sweet rocker boy losing it temporarily.

very hard to beat SSR, I only know some female actors who can do it

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I can't not watch this show, even though I'm finding it incredibly flawed and frustrating. Hyun Bin is carrying the entire thing almost by himself, which is no easy feat, IMO. The character of HaNa, though physically beautiful, is maddeningly flat, even though the story is already half over. She is supposedly the catalyst for huge growth in the characters of both Seoul Jin and Robin, but given the long running state of virtual inertia in the Seo Jin/Robin dynamic, I'm left wondering exactly what it is about HaNa that suddenly warrants such a high stakes change in the status quo. Okay, so they are both in love with her. But---WHY?

I'm glad someone intelligently surmised a logical reason for Soo Hyun's psychotic obsession with punishing Seo Jin, even though he's an otherwise capable and highly trained psychiatrist. It makes the trauma he experienced as a result of the kidnapping equally compelling as that of Seo Jin's. What I don't get, however, is how that trauma might have turned him into someone actually capable of murder, because he really would have killed HaNa, had Robin not intervened. That fact alone is rather disheartening, because it makes it hard to root for his character's healing/redemption. How exactly do you walk back from that level of inhumanity?

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I totally get why they're both in love with JaHaNa...on paper.

Robin said he made her feel truly alive and real. Unlike everyone else that believes he's an unwanted remnant of SJ's psyche.

And how easy for SJ to fall for the one person that has never abandoned him but risked her own life twice to save him. Now gratitude is not love but with some part of his brain (Robin) already in love with her then subconsciously SJ loves her too. And I'm sure SJ had to take a closer look at JHH, knowing (wondering?) why Robin cares for her. And let's not forget, JHH confessed her feelings to SJ and as SJ said, he's been a lonely "hot blooded" man for five years. *wink*

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I haven't watched all the episodes, but from the episodes that I did watch, it seems like there isn't that many people caring about what Seo Jin wants. Hana doesn't, but at least she sort of pays attention to him. She also displays emotions for things that he feels that are so unimportant. For the matter, he is curious as to why she does that. I guess that being that Seo Jin and Robin are the same person, they would like the same person, just find different qualities to like in that person. Seo Jin is curious about Hana, so Robin will go find out what is so curious about her. In that process, he starts to fall for her. Even though the two identities don't remember what the other identity is doing, I think underlying feelings are the same.

I think the show is slow, but not unwatchable. I don't mind the slowness. I think the writer is trying to slowly emphasize the change in Seo Jin. I think if he suddenly did something out of the ordinary, then we would think what happened to make him do this. If he was like he was for a long time and then a sudden slow change, we would accept it better.

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@kitty99 You say you missed the early episodes. You're right. Nobody does care what SJ wants or about SJ himself. His father refused to pay the kidnappers despite even the police saying he was rushing SJ's life. The father seems to care about having a son only as far as having his bloodline continue their company. The moms true feelings have not been explored but, until we find out what Robin did 5 years ago, she seems pretty indifferent and/or spineless.

But honestly, unless Robin tortured bunnies and hung their corpses around the house, she's a pretty lame mom.

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i feel like there's going to be some big twist like the MAIN personality is actually Robin and that Seo Jin is actually athe second personality or something.

All I hope is that this story doesn't end with one personality consuming the other. I.e, Robin ceases to exist and it ends with just Seo Jin. I don't want it to end like BIG if anything, I hope the two sides blend.

I honestly don't know why ppl complain. It's a pretty good drama. not that bad. i've seen worse. KMHM isn't that great.

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KMHM is great drama. the girl's character is topnotch. I like the way the writers plotted her arch. she is involved with the story from start to finish, unlike Pinocchio's in ha who exists in peripheral of: let's make her cute so people won't question too much that she's actually a bum and not central to the story. another pair of ovaries that need to be burned to the ground as useless.

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I'm a Hyun Bin fan, but honestly, Kill Me, Heal Me is so much better than this drama. From the plot, the characters, chemistry and the acting of the leads, KMHM is just beyond HJM.

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it is that great and it can balance the tone better than this drama

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five words: h.o.h.u.m. wait...did I say 5 words?

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Oh man, how do they keep hitting the wrong notes in this show?

Hyun Bin is doing the best he can. When Robin left that last voicemail, not able to complete sentences, that was really good! And then they go and do something stupid like that kiss scene.

I like kissing scenes. I am not a fan of scenes where a woman has left a note telling her boyfriend she needs some time to think, then doesn't answer his calls, goes to a retreat in the middle of nowhere to think... and then he comes striding across the lawn at night to grab her and kiss her. Where the heck did he come from, is he bugging her phone?! That is not romantic. That is spooky.

I wish I could say he was interrupting quality thinking time for Hana, but I'm not sure she thinks. She might just stare blankly into space as time passes, and people just assume she's thinking. And what was her reaction to her boyfriend stalking her to a remote location? Don't know, because she just stood there with eyes wide open and then the scene ended.

On the upside, Dr Kang continues to kill it in the Imprisoned People Without Access to a Bathroom stakes. Hair is slightly stringier, but holding up. She's a better woman that I am, eating all of her meals while handcuffed and apparently never spilling on her immaculate white coat. It would help if she could use some reverse psychology on her captor, though.

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Ha! - "Dr Kang continues to kill it in the Imprisoned People Without Access to a Bathroom stakes. Hair is slightly stringier, but holding up. She’s a better woman that I am" Yeah, she looks pretty good for a captive. I was hoping she could work on him too, but my guess is he doesn't let her talk much.

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I agree with most of you, that Hyun Bin is really trying his best in this drama. It's not really his fault that the plot is, well... Flat.... But it seems that this drama is a one-man show. Up until now, I really don't get Hana's character... Way too bland.... And honestly, that kiss was so empty... So nothing compared to the simple, genuine hug between the leads of kill me, heal me. I feel bad for Hyun Bin.

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Off topic but it's more than halfway and we have yet to see the circus. Weren't they supposed to have an event? Where are they???

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I know it's wishful thinking to ever expect a drama (at least a romcom) to have accurate science or medicine, but I have to say I am extra especially annoyed with this drama's weird made-up world of psychology. It just borders, hovers on being reality, and it certainly has pretensions towards that. But then it just goes over into the ridiculous.

Maybe I am especially annoyed because Dissociative Identity Disorder is so widely misunderstood to begin with. It aggravates me to see it portrayed like this.

But I love Hyun Bin and he is great in this, especially as Seo Jin.

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