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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 11

They say people don’t change, but does that hold true for someone with six other people living inside of him? Se-gi goes to extreme lengths this episode to become the man Ri-jin wants him to be, straining his own limits along with Ri-jin’s patience. The results are both hilarious and heartwarming, but Do-hyun’s continued absence and the stirrings of Do-hyun’s enemies cast an ominous cloud over Se-gi’s sincere attempts to charm the love of his life.

 
EPISODE 11 RECAP

After hearing Se-gi’s ultimatum, Grandma Seo sends her henchmen to check on her son. Se-gi got to him first, however, and kidnapped him after disabling the surrounding cameras. Grandma Seo orders her men to continue the search discreetly, so the police don’t get wind of what happened.

Ri-jin is back at the family restaurant, after Ri-on took her away from Do-hyun’s apartment. She shares a cup of tea with Dr. Seok and asks if Do-hyun was ever a victim of abuse. She remembers Se-gi accusing Do-hyun’s mother of being a complicit witness to abuse, and thinks that Do-hyun’s personalities must have evolved to deal with that trauma.

Se-gi calls Ri-jin, and they meet on the steps outside the restaurant. “Should I steal Seungjin Group?” he asks. If Ri-jin wants the company, he’ll give it to her. If not, he’ll take it and destroy it.

“So don’t kill me,” he pleads. “Even if it means being Cha Do-hyun’s false image, let me stay by your side.” A tear falls down Ri-jin’s face. Se-gi extends his hand to Ri-jin: “Come with me.”

Ri-jin reaches for his hand, but Ri-on arrives and stops her in her tracks. “Don’t make this worse than it already is,” he warns Se-gi. Se-gi remembers Ri-on’s earlier words, about him having no right to meet Ri-jin because he is a son of Seungjin Group, and he takes his hand away. Ri-on leads Ri-jin back inside, leaving Se-gi behind in the cold.

Ri-jin stops Ri-on at the doorway to her room and asks why he has changed lately. “You were always on my side,” she says. Ri-on swears that he is still on her side, and that what he’s doing now is for her own good.

“So trust me,” he pleads. “Stop asking me to trust you and trust me for once.” There may come a day when she’s grateful for it.

In her study, Grandma Seo reviews CCTV footage from the hospital where Se-gi found his father. As she watches, Se-gi strolls through the lobby and, seeing the camera, backs up to wave knowingly. Grandma stands up, trembling. She moves to get a drink, then collapses to the floor.

Ri-jin speaks to Ri-on through his closed door. She has decided to go with Se-gi, with or without her family’s approval. “I think I’m a part of this game,” she says, “and I have to play it to the end. I want to take responsibility.” Ri-on’s anguished expression is heartbreaking, as he listens silently with his back against the door.

Ri-jin walks away from the restaurant, when Ri-on comes running after her and whacks her on the head. He says with composure that he’ll drive her. Ri-jin’s face breaks into the biggest smile, and she jumps on Ri-on’s back gleefully. Aww, I was hoping Ri-on wouldn’t stay away for long!

The car pulls up in front of Do-hyun’s apartment. Before Ri-on leaves, Ri-jin asks if he wants to do “that thing we used to do so well when we were children.” Ri-on: “Are you crazy?! We’re too old for that!” But a second later he’s back by her side.

Ri-on: If you ask who we are…
Ri-jin: It is human nature to answer!
Ri-on: To prevent the destruction of this world!
Ri-jin: To protect the peace of this world!
Ri-on: To carry out the evils of truth and love!

Ri-jin: Pokémon Experts! Super-cute villains!
Ri-on: I’m Ri-on!
Ri-jin: I’m Ri-jin!
Ri-on: For Team Rocket running around the universe!
Ri-jin: We are waiting for the beautiful world of tomorrow!

The twins end their Team Rocket chant with a triumphant pose, and then… “I’m going,” Ri-on says. “Bye,” Ri-jin replies. They walk away without a single word acknowledging the awesomeness that just happened. Ri-on turns around to watch Ri-jin enter the apartment, however, and his lips curve upward in a sad smile.

Ri-jin finds Se-gi in the living room, hunched over with his head buried in his arms. When she asks why he isn’t sleeping, Se-gi replies: “Because I might disappear.” Ri-jin thinks back to a conversation with Dr. Seok, when he asked if she ever gets confused about her relationships with Do-hyun or Se-gi. But Ri-jin believes that they are different sides of the same person, and each time she finds a similarity between them, she hopes that they can be reconciled.

Ri-jin offers to lend Se-gi her shoulder so he can sleep. “A man doesn’t borrow a woman’s shoulder,” he scoffs, but the vulnerability in his eyes as he turns away undercuts his tough words.

Se-gi and Ri-jin spend the night in the living room, close to each other but not touching. Se-gi watches Ri-jin as the sunlight wakes her up, and smiles sweetly. Ri-jin wonders if Do-hyun really isn’t coming back.

Ki-joon and his father discuss the chairwoman’s collapse and how it could be an opportunity for them. His father urges Ki-joon to find Do-hyun’s weakness, and to consolidate power for the fast-approaching leadership struggle.

Chief Ahn calls Ri-jin, who lets him know that Se-gi is still in control of Do-hyun’s body. Lurking behind the door, Ki-joon overhears Chief Ahn say that Do-hyun still hasn’t returned, and interprets that to mean that he is playing hooky. He orders Chief Ahn to tell Do-hyun to get his ass to work.

Since Ri-jin hasn’t officially chosen between Se-gi and Do-hyun, Se-gi decides to leave it to the gods of chance… sort of. He’s built a spinwheel with two sections, one for him and one for Do-hyun, but the Do-hyun section is approximately one percent of the entire wheel. He and Ri-jin spin the wheel, and to their mutual astonishment it lands on Do-hyun’s tiny sliver of a section.

Se-gi roars in dismay, while Ri-jin goes into damage control mode. She assures him that it’s invalid, then brings him to the living room to cool down. Se-gi pouts there like a spoiled child, insisting they invalidate that roll. Ri-jin offers to forget about the wheel results if Se-gi works a little harder to appeal to her.

Affronted, Se-gi declares: “My very existence is a lump of appeal!” Pfft. But Ri-jin insists that Do-hyun has a lot of positive qualities that Se-gi lacks (I’ll say), and if Se-gi wants Ri-jin’s affection, he’d better shape up.

Se-gi accuses Ri-jin of being unfair, since she’s asking him not to destroy Do-hyun’s world when Do-hyun already ruined his world by stealing Ri-jin. Ri-jin’s cajoling mask slips as she yells, “I’m not yours yet!” Se-gi hilariously shrinks backward, and Ri-jin resumes her sugary-sweet tone.

Ri-jin asks Se-gi to follow three rules. First, he must not get angry (“Is that even possible?” Se-gi snorts). Second, even if he does get angry he must not use violence (“I asked, is that even possible?!”). Third, he must not ruin anyone else’s reputation.

Se-gi balks at first, but he comes around once Ri-jin threatens to treat the Wheel of Fate as binding and choose Do-hyun. Ri-jin asks if it’s a deal. Se-gi struggles mightily, but in the end he chokes out his agreement.

Ri-jin helps Se-gi prepare for work, though she has to convince him not to wear a blindingly bright shirt. She lends a helping hand when he struggles with his tie, already dressed in her secretary outfit.

Ri-jin tries to change Se-gi’s hair, which is gelled to perfection, but Se-gi finally draws the line: “This is all that remains of my pride. Touch it, and our compromise is over.” Good work, Se-gi—protect the ‘do at all costs!

Meanwhile, Chae-yeon meets with her mother and Ki-joon’s mother for a bridal gown fitting. She looks breathtaking, but her fiancé is not there to see. Ki-joon’s mother directs the proceedings, ordering alterations and additional dresses. Chae-yeon spaces out briefly, then asks for a moment alone to check her makeup.

In the bathroom, Chae-yeon thinks back to the night when Se-gi came to her apartment. He said that he knows she doesn’t have the courage to leave Ki-joon, and he doesn’t have the courage to hold on to her. But he offers her the choice to keep meeting after she gets married, without Ki-joon knowing.

Se-gi and Ri-jin arrive at the office, and Se-gi is already struggling with his good-guy act. He loosens his tie, only for Ri-jin to chide him for acting like a high school bully. He tells her to get rid of the purse that Do-hyun’s mother gave her as a bribe, and Ri-jin observes that he probably dislikes the person who gave the gift more than the gift itself. When she refuses to ditch the purse, Se-gi takes off his tie and throws it on the ground.

“I won’t wear it,” Se-gi declares. “Throw [the purse] away.” Ri-jin doesn’t miss a beat as she replies: “I won’t throw it away. Wear [the tie].” Their exchange has a catchy rhythm, and their petty argument flows naturally into a rap battle (yes, you read that right). Chief Ahn hurries over to remind them that they’re in public, which is a shame because they were just hitting their groove.

Chief Ahn tells Se-gi to report to Ki-joon’s office for a one-on-one meeting. Before he goes, Se-gi recites Ri-jin’s three rules like a mantra: “Must not get angry. Must not use violence. Must not ruin others’ reputations.” Chief Ahn is understandably impressed with Ri-jin, wondering how she tamed Se-gi.

Ki-joon brings Se-gi up to speed on his next task, which involves convincing the leader of an idol group to renew his contract. The idol group in question brings in over 80 billion won a year (around 80 million dollars), and you may remember them as the idols we met when Yo-na went into fangirl mode. Oh, this is going to be good.

The twist is that the idol leader, JI, is a horrible actor who nevertheless wants the lead in an upcoming ID Entertainment movie. If he doesn’t get the role he won’t renew his contract. Ki-joon challenges Se-gi to use the skills that landed the Omega writer and extend JI’s contract without casting him in the movie.

Se-gi doesn’t take the order well, and Ki-joon tells him there’s a limit to the disrespect he’s willing to tolerate. “Do you want to die?” he asks. “No,” Se-gi replies, treating the threat literally. “I want to live more than anyone else.” Ri-jin’s reminder not to use violence echoes in his mind. “Which is why your head is still attached to your neck.”

Se-gi and his entourage arrive to meet JI and his manager. JI immediately remembers the crazy duo from the fan meeting, and sneers that the vice president faked acting like a fan to get him to renew his contract. He walks out of the room in a huff.

In the hallway, Se-gi pins the idol to the wall and demands that he renew his contract. Ri-jin comes outside, only to see Se-gi clutching JI’s arm in an attempt to show how very non-violent he’s being.

Se-gi asks JI if he really wants to leave the company, and the idol replies that he doesn’t, but he also doesn’t want to give up his chance to act. Se-gi asks if giving him the role would get him to sign and says, “Let’s see your acting.”

JI performs snippets of scenes from famous movies (Gwanghae, Ajusshi), each one worse than the last. Following a cringe-worthy interpretation of a critical moment in Roaring Currents, Se-gi roars back: “It’ll woooooooork!!!” He offers JI the movie contract, saying that his crappy acting matches recent trends perfectly—HA!

Ri-jin chases after Se-gi in the hallway to scold him for doing things his own way. Se-gi wants Ki-joon to feel what it’s like to be screwed over, but Ri-jin says that Do-hyun will once again have to clean up Se-gi’s mess. Offended, Se-gi points out that he did everything she asked: He held in his anger, didn’t use violence, and did his best to carry out Do-hyun’s responsibilities. Ri-jin knows he’s got a point, and apologizes for bringing up Do-hyun when Se-gi is trying so hard.

Mollified, Se-gi takes Ri-jin’s hand. He leads her down the hallway towards the exit, saying that it’s time they had fun—he’s tired of cosplaying as Do-hyun.

Se-gi takes Ri-jin on a romantic adventure, starting with the video arcades, and then a photo booth where they succeed in being all kinds of adorable.

Next stop is a boutique, since Se-gi thinks that Ri-jin is too old-fashioned in her choice of makeup. He asks the attendant to transform Ri-jin, and buys every product in sight. At first Ri-jin declines because it’s Do-hyun’s money, but she reverses her position when Se-gi shows the characteristic signs of an impending tantrum. She only insists on buying one product herself, as a gift for someone else.

Ri-jin wanders outside until she reaches the open courtyard where Do-hyun first kissed her. She experiences once again the memories of her encounters with Do-hyun’s personalities, from Yo-sub’s suicide attempt to Yo-na’s bunny pajamas and everything in between.

When Se-gi joins her, Ri-jin asks him whether he can’t share some of his pain with Cha Do-hyun by revealing his hidden memories. “Share with that weakling?” Se-gi scoffs.

But Ri-jin replies that Do-hyun isn’t weak at all; he takes over when every other personality disappears, cleaning up after them and protecting everyone else. That proves his strength. Se-gi doesn’t respond to Ri-jin’s request, instead complaining that even though it’s just the two of them, it feels like Do-hyun is tagging along on their date.

Back at the company parking garage, Ri-jin apologizes for sticking her nose needlessly in Se-gi’s relationship with Do-hyun. Chief Ahn arrives, telling Se-gi that Grandma Seo is looking for him—Se-gi mutters that her response is slower than he’d hoped. Se-gi drives off with Chief Ahn after asking Ri-jin to stay at the office. Just as they leave, however, Ri-jin receives a call from her mother.

At the family restaurant, Mom tells Ri-jin that she’s only forgiving her this once because of Dad’s intercession. If she tries to trick them again, she’ll be in deep trouble. Ri-jin pours on the aegyo now that she’s been forgiven, and Mom cooks up a storm so Ri-jin will have familiar food at Do-hyun’s apartment.

Ri-jin gives Mom the makeup that she bought with Se-gi, and mother and daughter hilariously compliment each other on their good looks. Mom asks where Ri-jin is living, and the ominous music starts to play. Ri-jin leans in to whisper: “I… can never tell you.” Whew… that’s one disaster averted, at least for the moment.

Chief Ahn interrogates Se-gi in the car, guessing that he was responsible for Grandma Seo’s collapse. He warns Se-gi to keep Do-hyun’s secret, because Se-gi won’t gain anything if the world finds out. Se-gi wonders, however, who would really suffer more if the truth came out: him, or Do-hyun?

Grandma Seo enters a private room with a safe, from which she takes out a Non-Disclosure agreement and 5 billion won. Chief Ahn and Se-gi arrive at the house, and Se-gi sends the chief away before heading in to his grandmother’s study. The portrait of his grandfather watches over his back as Se-gi advances towards Grandma Seo.

Se-gi opens with his ultimatum: If Grandma Seo wants her son back, she must hand over the company. When she asks how a son can possibly act against his own father, Se-gi says that he remembers all too well what kind of father Dad was. Grandma insists that no matter what Se-gi remembers, Dad was the one who saved him from the fire.

Se-gi roars with anger, grabbing Grandma by the shoulders, saying that he never once asked to be saved. “Instead of me, he should have saved the other child! That’s the human thing to do!”

He vows to take control of Seungjin Group and give it to the other child—as atonement. Grandma Seo spits back that if that’s the case, she will never give him the company.

Se-gi says he gave her a chance, and that she’s the one who chose the company over her son. After Se-gi leaves the office, Grandma calls her henchmen and orders them to follow Se-gi.

Ri-jin goes looking for Ri-on in his room, and comments that its messy appearance reflects its owner’s state of mind. As she begins to tidy up, she accidentally jostles a box full of papers. These are the details of Ri-on’s investigation into Seungjin Group, including newspapers dating back long before Ri-jin ever met Do-hyun. As Ri-jin looks through the papers, Ri-on walks into his room.

The puzzle pieces are fitting together in Ri-jin’s mind, and she confronts Ri-on about how much he knew. She deduces that the newspaper articles have something to do with why Ri-on didn’t want her talking about Do-hyun or the Seungjin Group to their parents, and asks him to explain.

As Se-gi drives to where he’s hidden his father, he is tormented by his memories. “He should have saved the other child!” he mutters, while clutching his head in reaction to the shooting pain. As his memories of the basement rage, Cha Do-hyun awakens somewhere in his subconscious mind.

The nightmare of the basement repeats, but this time Do-hyun remembers that there was another child trapped with him. The shadowy figure approaches, and Do-hyun sees that it is his own father, hand raised in a threatening gesture.

Do-hyun opens his eyes, back in control of his body, and the first thing he sees is his father’s comatose figure lying in front of him. Dad’s fingers twitch, and Do-hyun’s arms rise instinctively to protect his face. “I’m sorry, Father,” he whimpers. “I was wrong.” The haunting tune from the child’s music box plays in the background, and then Dad’s fingers move. Do-hyun falls back, cowering before his father.

 
COMMENTS

Well… Holy sh*t. Two thumbs up! Tens across the board! As many positive superlatives as I can think of and a rousing cheer for Kill Me, Heal Me, which rounds the halfway point with a full head of steam, edging ahead of the competition and barreling like a bat out of hell (or maybe blasting off at the speed of light). Look at me—I’m so excited, my metaphors are mixing.

There’s so much to love about this episode and I want to talk about it all at once, but thanks to the limitations of language I’m going to have to settle for one thing at a time. First off, we have our first solid insight into the central mystery of Do-hyun’s past, and it was handled with flair. I’m sure many of us already guessed the identity of Do-hyun’s abuser, but now we know for sure that it was his father, and that Do-hyun and Ri-jin were together in the basement.

Se-gi shows us the core of his being this episode, the driving force of his motivation, which is to make up for the suffering his family put Ri-jin through. Apparently he was saved instead of Ri-jin (I think we can assume, based on Se-gi’s love for Ri-jin, that she was indeed the “other child” in the basement), and his sense of justice is what is ultimately behind his bid for the company. There are many questions remaining, not least of which is how Ri-jin survived when she wasn’t supposed to, but for now we can enjoy knowing that we have finally figured out what makes Se-gi tick. He is both nobler and far more tragic than I first imagined.

Even though we weren’t completely certain yet of Se-gi’s motivation, his confession to Ri-jin about not wanting to disappear was both touching and sincere. That simple declaration had tremendous power, and even if it means sharing his time with Do-hyun, Se-gi will do whatever he has to in order to stay by Ri-jin’s side.

If that means changing, Se-gi will change—but when it comes to his future, there is little to hope for. As far as Se-gi is concerned, healing Do-hyun means only one thing: The end of his existence as a unique personality. Nothing is more relatable than the fear of nothingness, of ceasing to exist, no matter how confident or arrogant Se-gi is normally. Ji Sung does a tremendous job of bringing forth Se-gi’s fear and vulnerability, especially in the scene where Ri-jin returns to the apartment to find Se-gi hunched over in the living room, not willing to sleep for fear he might not wake.

It is the particular genius of this show to take such compelling and tragic moments and make us feel the full weight of their pathos, then spin us around (like a spinwheel, if you will) and have us busting a gut laughing a moment later. I’m talking, of course, about Se-gi’s Wheel of Fate, and the one-in-a-hundred chance that paired Ri-jin with Do-hyun. There were a dozen other little moments that had me in stitches in the first half of the episode, crowned by Se-gi’s argument-turned-rap-battle with Ri-jin in the middle of the office. My hat is off once again to the writer, who always seems to know exactly when to shift gears, when to go for the joke or bizarre situation, and when to hit the serious notes.

I felt even more for Ri-on this episode, as he struggles to keep his sister safe while also honoring her wishes. Ri-jin reminded him of his promise to support her decisions, and in the end Ri-on overcame his toughest personal hurdle yet by allowing Ri-jin to make her own choice. He puts a smile on his face even when it’s tearing him up inside, donning the carefree mask that he’s always worn around Ri-jin. That’s exactly what she needs, even though we see how much it costs Ri-on to continue that façade.

I can’t wait to see Ri-on to get further involved in the tangled affairs of Seungjin Group, and even more than that I want Do-hyun and Ri-on to team up against all the people currently mobilizing against Do-hyun. Whether they’re related by blood or not, these two could become great friends—and heaven knows they could both use another ally.

I’m going to take a second to talk about Chae-yeon, because I feel like someone ought to give the poor girl the time of day. She barely had a full scene this episode, yet I find myself liking her quite a bit more than her actions so far seem to justify. It’s true that in the past she treated Do-hyun poorly, but it’s also true that she’s been on the receiving end of some crappy treatment herself. Her boyfriend is a power-hungry playboy, and her future in-laws only see her as a bundle of stock options.

Then Do-hyun comes back on her radar, both warning her off and treating her with disdain that she’s never experienced from him before. She feels betrayed by the way he’s changed, yet intrigued by that very change. Se-gi’s late-night visit was positively crackling with sexual tension (although shame on him for playing around with somebody’s heart like that), and his proposition has Chae-yeon all mixed up. If you were to combine Do-hyun’s kindness with Se-gi’s sensuality, you’d get one heck of a boyfriend; Chae-yeon is experiencing that attraction plus all of the allure of the mystery of Do-hyun’s shifting personality. I’m intrigued by Chae-yeon’s character, and I like how the show is developing her as a source of conflict but also as a victim in her own right. I feel genuinely sorry for her—though I’ll probably still cheer every time Ri-jin gets the better of her.

We’ve had ample opportunity in the past to see that Grandma Seo is—for lack of a better term—batsh*t crazy. But Se-gi matched her shout for shout without backing down, which was incredibly satisfying to watch. I’m of the opinion that Grandma Seo deserves to suffer a little (or a lot), and Se-gi’s rage this episode felt like some seriously overdue karma.

But now things are starting to get out of hand, thanks in large part to Se-gi’s, ah… unique approach to conflict management. He’s like a freight train on a greased rail with no brakes transporting barrels of gasoline, and the conductor keeps tossing lit cigarettes back into the storage car while approaching a sheer cliff that… what’s that? You say my simile is out of control? Maybe. But then, so is Se-gi, and it’s Do-hyun who is going to have to deal with the fallout.

Though the pace of events is accelerating quickly, Kill Me, Heal Me has always had a keen awareness of its own momentum, and it is precisely the moments when events seem to be spiraling out of the characters’ control that the show is at its most measured, its most focused. This episode is no exception, with an ending that resolves some of our biggest questions even as it sets up a series of new conflicts just waiting to come crashing down on our heroes.

Grandma Seo now views Do-hyun as an implacable enemy, while Do-hyun has just learned a secret that will rock his entire world. Will he be able to come to grips with his painful past, even as his enemies in the present assemble to come gunning for him? And will he be able to protect the people closest to him when they do?

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Good episode. I am beginning to like Segi - like the bad-actor-celebrity trend is a good

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I'm same as you. I'm beginning to like him AND sympathize with him. Like, oh, poor you. You want to live as well.

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... is a good one... In fact I thought it was the highlight of this episode. This is the part where SeGi really contained it. I mean he couldn't care less about anyone except for RJ. He does not even care about the contract but for that Sorry accidentally posted without finishing. By the way, is short hair a trend now? CYS healer, and our two female leads here in KMHM.

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LOL I was going to ask the same question, myself. What's with all this short hair? Must be the latest trend that actresses are cutting their long tresses for dramas a la Pride and Prejudice, Healer and KMHM. In that case, they should thank the lead actress of Three Days for starting the trend!

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as I know Hwang Jung Eum always wear her hair short in every drama she plays,,,

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I saw a clip where it was long and she looked gorgeous

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HJE also has short hair in Secret (2013)

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Lee Bo Young also has short hair in ICHYV

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Sorry....I don't agree. Both of the female leads in KMHM was short-haired before.

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quieter episode which I am grateful for cause too much laugher would make the crack in my rib into a real... canyon

this was the episode of DH and SG starting to combine. and it looks great.

since I am watching Eesti Laul, no more comments or my laptop will crash. Go, Elina and Stig!

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thnough have to say: there were some of the giddiest, most Aww! -inducing moments here. when RJ realized DH is back ah I can´t

only commenting because the song playing now is terrible

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goodness I must be insane. I think I am rushing ahead again
I mesan this is ep ELEVEN I think I am confusing 11 and 12

of course 11 was WHEN that crack actually HAPPENED.

rap battle ... I so wanna be cool enough to do that but it seems dificult. I should make a tour in the museum, rapping like that. but I bet it wouldnt work

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Ji Sung and Jung Eum actually ad-lib-ed the rap I cannot wait for the bts cliip omg :")
and may I say that you are my favorite commenter on KMHM posts?

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thank you!

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I really felt for Se Gi too. His sitting on the floor, being so desperate, and then that smile! and Ri Jin saying he needs a hug (wait, am I confusing episodes again? I cant tell any more)

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No no!! You are at the right episode. But the hug I think it's last episode!

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This show is moving along nicely. Ji sung's acting is simply Amazing. Ri-Jin is also not bad. Sometimes she's over the top and sometimes she actually matches Ji-Sung perfectly.

****Potential Spoilers for episode 12****

My conjecture based on watching both episodes 11 and 12.

First of all I think there was no physical abused meted out to Do Hyun. Every time he made a mistake it was actually Ri-Jin who was abused which was a mental torture for our kind hearted Do Hyun. I also think the fire was somehow caused by Do Hyun to escape this torture and he may have thought that Ri-jin died in the fire. This guilt is probably responsible for the DID.

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I think so too... Totally agree on your prediction! Just can't wait for next episode...wonder how Ri Jin is related/ connected to him? And how did se gi recognise grown up Ri Jin to fall in love???? Arghh just can't contain all the feels ? ????? (and on a side note-Ji sung oppa is just unbelievable in terms of acting!!! )

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I think it's impossible for Do Hyun not to have gone through physical abuse with his reaction. As someone else have pointed out on Soompi, Do Hyun first tried to protect himself--a knee-jerk reaction when anticipating pain--before trying to protect the other child. I would say Ri Jin was only dragged into the abuse later...

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Ji Sung is one of best actors of korea to bad he isnt as famous as other actors.
But the character of ORJ never seem to take Segi seriously it seems like she is making fun of him...
Love this drama as much as secret

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I dont think she is making fun of him, but treating him like the little rebelloius kid she realized he actually is.

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I am thinking Ri Jin will make a great Mom some day. think of what a training she gets with Se Gi, Yo Na, Yo Sub... she can handle anything

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@ Redfox
Yes Ri Jin is an interesting character... I like the way she gets excited so easily and does things spontaneously. She is a little bit loud (in an adorable way) but so was Lee Da Hae in My Girl and I love that show.

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I felt that too... not that she's making fun of him, she tries to placate him when he's about to throw tantrums but sometimes when he's dead serious and trying to say something heartfelt, it feels she doesn't take him seriously - noticed it in a previous episode as well. In those moments, she still has the I-am-putting-up-with-you expression, though I did like the change in expression when she genuinely acknowledged that he was trying his best to follow the three rules

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First I loved this show (you know, when all we got was trailers.) Then I dumped it. (I was, at the time, Healer invested and the first 2 episodes just didn't grab me. And Ri-Jin's screaming bugged me.) Then I read the recaps and thought, "hmmmm. I should give it another chance." And I am SOOO glad I did. I love it now. I like a show where I laugh out loud (the green wheel of love) and inflame my sense of right and wrong (Se-Gi with Gramma.) So, show, keep it up. I'm hooked (unless you do something stupid.) Loving the actors. Even the screamer.

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Haha! The green wheel of love! I like that. It was one of my favorite parts this episode. Invalid! LOL

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Glad to know that chingu :)
Other people were hesitant at first to watch this show too, but they regret it after they marathoned the drama.
So welcome to this addicting show KMHM and let us enjoy the next episodes ahead :)

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OMO, I wasn't expecting to get the recap at this time thanks a lot purplecow for the recap <3

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Batshit crazy grandma created abusive Dad who continues the cycle of violence by beating poor little DoHyun. DID does not happen in a vacuum.

Amazing episode and am awed by JiSung.

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From the way Child Do-Hyun reacts, I'm not sure Dad was hitting him - I've got a horrible feeling that Dad was actually beating Ri-jin.

You know that old tale about whipping boys? Sons of nobility were too important to be physically punished and so there was a boy of the same age who was beaten in their place - the idea being that the noble kid would behave rather than seeing their friend whipped. This might be the same case, where Do-Hyun was too important (and visible) to be beaten, but an unknown same-age child could be used as proxy.

If Do-Hyun's father found the mystery child and took her/him in, then hiding the child and using them as a proxy to leave physical marks? Shudder.

If you start off with Do-hyun, then add a whipping boy who got beaten up for DH's "errors", then that kid died in a fire, and then after that Do-Hyun's grandmother idolized his father while threatening Do-Hyun and telling him to act like a ghost in the house... No wonder his personality fractured.

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Whipping boy? What a horrible thing to do. That theory sounds plausible. I really can't stand the grandmother and when Se Gi shook her I was secretly happy.

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Me too! The more I watch this show, the more I shudder about the evil that existed in that house. No wonder Do Hyun was traumatized, and no wonder Se Gi is furious that his mom would milk the situation to ensure her own survival in that crazy house. She's supposed to protect her son, damn it!

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I was also wondering if Do Hyun actually witnessed his father abusing Ri Jin. Things like how Ri On said Se Gi had even less of a right to take Ri Jin away since he was a son of the Seungjin Group in Ep 10. It makes me think DH's family hurt RJ in some way.

And it's not really clear to me that Ri Jin is the other child... Couldn't it be Ri On?

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I have doubts of Ri Jin being related to Seungjin group. cause Se Gi wanted to give her the company as compensation, which he wouldn´t need to do if Ri Jin was the rightul heir. then he would just have to reveal it. but I thin the show is tricking us. perhaps even Ri On is not the other child?

I am kind of getting a bit tired of the endless speculations (though taking part in them, I admit). could we just watch and find out as the show goes? I guess there is something irresistable in speculating about "that child"

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I gave up trying to guess all the lineage and whose mom is whose. I figured we weren't going to have a tragic ending of with CDH and ORJ being related.
So anything they want to do to get us to an happy end is OK with me.

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Watch there be a twist right at the end and the other child is Secretary Ahn.... He's been scheming to bring the Seung Jin group to ruin all along!! :O!!

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That is an incredible twist!!!!! Lol! I would love to see that coming!!! @kiminana

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Initially I definitely thought it was Ri-On, purely because of how weird the lines would get. If we take it as a given that Do Hyun is the child of his mother and father, then the options for Mystery Kid are either being:

The child of his father and his father's wife (making the kid a half-sib)
The child of his grandfather and his father's wife (making the kid an uncle/aunt)
The child of his father's wife and an unknown third party (making the kid, at a stretch, a step-something)

Obviously we don't want Ri-Jin being blood-related to Do Hyun, so... if it's Ri-Jin then I guess Do Hyun's dad's wife had an out-of-wedlock kid. But if it's Ri-On, then any of the possibilities are valid.

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I think the kid is probably Ri Jin, and she is the child of Min Su Yeon and another man that she left Cha Jun Pyo for. I used to think Min Su Yeon had an affair with the grandfather, i.e. her father-in-law, but now that we know that Cha Jun Pyo is a nasty child-abusing so-and-so, I don't think it's so weird of the grandfather to protect his son's wife. Do Hyun, on the other hand, may really be unlucky enough to be Cha Jun Pyo's biological (albeit illegitimate) son and hence the evil chairwoman's grandson. Which makes their treatment of him even more reprehensible than it already is.

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I have been thinking about the geneology also....
I was thinking the child was between grandfather and father's wife, but that does make DH and RJ related which is typical for kdramaland but maybe not for this show (I hope).

I haven't read all the comments so maybe someone else brought this up...but another clue is the personality NaNa. Remember the Mom recognizing the name, scrubbing if off the floor, and muttering, don't let him remember her? So maybe another kid did die, and RJ is wrapped up in this also.....

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The idea of whipping boy is interesting. However, I think Do Hyun was beaten as well as the other child. The way he holds his hands is self defensive rather than defending another. But then again, it could be a red herring. The one thing that stands out is the mental abuse in this family. Grandma's maniacal worship of son is totally Oedipal. Dad's abuse. Mom's abuse by being a bystander and user. Cousin Hyung two sidededness.

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I think Do-hyun was hauled around and terrorized, but possibly in ways that didn't leave a mark. The shots where he's thrown into the basement and then scrambles to cover the other child makes it seem like he's terrified, but that he's not going to the other kid for shelter - more like he knows his father is about to hit the other kid and is trying to protect them.

The entire family is bonkers. There's of course a long history of dysfunctional families who turn a blind eye to abuse, but Grandma's an interesting one. Her idolization of her son could've been preserved through the whipping-boy thing ("He never injured you!") while Grandpa maybe knew and was trying to correct things. Do Hyun's mom... no idea.

I wish we had a firmer idea of the timeline here!

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Absolutely! Cycles of abuse do not self generate. And grandma is so nasty because of her history.

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That rap battle was too awesome. I keep rewatching it. When I found out it was adlib, I wasn't surprised.

This episode was just golden.

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it seems that these actors are given a lot more freedom by the production team, uyou can see how much they trust this pair! Like, we´ll just give you the tune, you pick the song!
it is amazing. that´s real professionasl for you, who dont need to be dragged along by the script or the PD. and instead of cutting stuff out that should have been there, they leave stuff IN that was not originally planned! INCREDIBLE trust!

I applaud the whole team, I can feel their synergy!

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Exactly. A round of applause. Normally we really wouldn't have seen that kind of scene but they gifted it to us. Kinda sorry Secretary Ahn didn't delay his approach a bit more.

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Yahhh!! You can see secretary Ahn smiling right before asking them what they are doing at the office!!!!

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Yes :)
That's another reason why I love this drama :)
The actors are enjoying every scene they are in and they put their heart on it.
It clearly shows that they also care so much for this drama like we enjoy watching them act all together.
You can feel the love, laughter and warmth on and off screen :)

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I second that, Aria

Sure we can feel all of that mixed emotions there ^__^

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It was adlibbed? What genius! The humor was totally unexpected, but it fit in perfectly! Because Se-gi has always wanted to play with Ri-jin & then their rapport was to make everything into fun! Whee~

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Yay, recap, loved the episodes these week. Epic Rap battle and I loved getting insgight into the reasons behind Segi's rage and childishness. Loving this series

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AGHHHH all my immeasurable frenzy of feelings and thoughts as I watched the week's episodes were overflowing, but...Where did my articulation go?!

Well I can say that I can't tell up and down with this show, some say its good, some say it isn't, but all I know this is the most cathartic drama experience I've had in quite a while. And it'll keep me to the bitter end with that.

Love your assessment of Chae-yon, I agree entirely and hope the pay off with her character will be good.

Oh look, another Yoo-na's Street alumni! Oh Dirt-rag, what have you done?! Of course, when I start liking the actor he goes and plays a child abusing...dirt-rag. Huh. I guess he can't be blamed for inconsistency? Heh.

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Thanks for the recap!

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Fun fact: the rap battle wasn't even in the script. JS and HJE actually adlib that during the scene lol.

I love JS and HJE!!!!

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Really??? Omg. They are brilliant!

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i thought that was the case when i watched that scene!! i love it when ad-libbed scenes get included.

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that dont touch me battle in episode 10 is it adlib too? I wonder

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I think it is. I watched the bts and it seems like they only have to do a scene about don't touch me. But Jisung and Jung Eum was like communicating in the rehearsal and they improvised it into a rapping battle. Even the chair moving into the meeting room was a last min change from the director!!! Which is awesome!

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Wow that recap is here!
Arigato Purplecow!
Off to read now yahooooo.
Happy Heart's day from East coast of the Continental US!

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Wew
"Holy sh*t. Two thumbs up! (Plus my Two Big Toes) Tens across the board! As many positive superlatives as I can think of and a rousing cheer for Kill Me, Heal Me" quoting purplecow's words! Uhm need I say more? I think she said it all Hahaha

Another episode which arouses all my undefined senses.

The scene wherein Shin Se-gi tried the LIP TINT? how about when they were rapping? Gosh this drama is unforgettable!

Domo Arigatogozaimashita! Anata ga subarashidesu Purplecow! (Thank you very much! You're awesome)

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thank you for the recap purplecow, the row of SPOILER! kmhm SPOILER! ATTENTION! SPOILERS AHEAD! KMHM DRAMA SPOILERS! posts in OT was like two miles long. I don´t know how long we would have been able to contain ourselves and not start posting without tagging spoilers (can´t blame us, you know, tongues are itching!)

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Thanks for the recap and your barely contained excitement!
Why try to contain awesomeness?

The writer and the PD are doing a great job with this balancing act. The music helps set the tone for the changes in genre throughout. I love the pacing and that there is none of that meaningful lingering we got with ick Heirs and ick AGD.

Everything on screen means something. dramajang pointed out that huge plaza scene with DH was different than with SG in this episode. https://twitter.com/dramajjangword/status/566223738245746689

What I like, too, is the show isn't pretentious with all its symbols and meaningfulness and themes. It has no problem being as silly as that wheel of fortune, which, come ON, was the funniest thing on screen EVER.

Mostly, I just love CDH/SSG as they negotiate themselves back into one person. SG doesn't have to disappear completely, even he feels like he will.

If SSG is CDH before he grew up, it doesn't mean he needs to go away. CDH needs that ballsy confidence to be a part of him. The part that will take on the world to protect his Rijin.

And Gramma can go jump off a cliff. She has nothing to gain from antagonizing CDH and everything to lose. If she really did protect her dickhead son who was hurting children, their company would fall apart if it were made public. God, I hate her and what she stands for. Someone stab her, please. Anyone have theories on what the "Non disclosure" agreement was? That someone had 5 Billion, I think, paid to? His mother? RJ's family? Yes, it prolly was RJ's family.

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Yup. Probably RJs family. There'd be the only ones who'd need a NDA. Everyone else is rich enough and the mother already threatens to reveal everything whenever she feels like it. She wouldn't be able t threaten them if we signed an NDA.

But that's also s bit sad. If its true, I wonder how RJ would feel when she finds out that her parents got money to take care of her.

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They prolly used it to open the pension.

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@jomo: I totally agree that KMHM is one hell of a balancing act. At first I was worried that it would trivialise and make fun of poor Do Hyun's condition, but amidst all the silliness the show always takes his pain seriously. Seriously but not pretentiously, like you said - in spite of stuff like the weird violet eyeballs and the neck tattoo that mysteriously comes and goes, Do Hyun's tragic situation is (to me anyway) portrayed with heartbreaking plausibility. And I'm so glad his relationship with Ri Jin is based on friendship, respect and concern for one another's well-being, rather than hollow symbols and metaphors.

The silliness is surprisingly well-judged as well. For example, the scene where Ri Jin tries to get Se Gi to dress more appropriately for the office is played for laughs (and how I laughed), but the way Se Gi struggled with his tie, and his reluctant little half-smile when Ri Jin did it for him, said volumes about their relationship and Se Gi's history. And that scene with Se Gi being nonplussed about the lip tint! In those two seconds we got a reference to Yo Na, to the fact that Se Gi is not burdened by her antics the way Do Hyun is, and also to Ji Sung making that lip tint popular in real life.

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Actually when I saw Yo Na's lips, I thought: "wow, that's the same color I wear!" And then I remembered that it picked it up from Lee Bo Young in IHYV... So could Ji Sung have borrowed the lip tint from his wife for this role???

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that´s so crazy. LBY must be thinking: "hubby stealing my cosmetics, just what I needed... " at least she´ll know who to blame when she can´t find it.

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Oh yes!!! . When i saw the document, I was like GIVE IT TO ME! I WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH

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about the plaza scene: well, it was nighttime and then daytime of course it is different

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Thank you very much purplecow great recap for a great episode indeed. KMHM won my heart i'm hooked and each week i want more <3
Ji sung is fantastic and demonstrates his spectacular acting abilities i can not help but root for all his personalities.
This drama is very interesting and fresh thanks to the talented cast and crew that are working so hard and delivers at the end of the day a wonderful performance. "Happy Valentine's day everyone"♥♥♥

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This episode had a lot of funny, awesome moments.
Ri Jin's and Ri On's Pokemon stunt cracked me up. The old memories of catching little critters... xD

One of the highlights was when Ri Jin fiercely>/i> yelled back at Se Gi causing his rare, stunned reaction.
I had to replay that hilarious scene a few times, hehe.

They are really cute together though. Like when they were bickering about the tie and purse. Then it turned into a mini rap battle. xDDDD

It felt like the files from Ri On's investigation were too easily discovered by Ri Jin. Ri On was very sneaky about it before and hid it well from his own mother, but then his sister just happens to stumble upon them in his room?

It was good seeing Se Gi in action, but now I'm missing Do Hyun. Really curious to see how he will face his new revelation about his father.

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Oops. Hit the wrong button there.

What I was trying to say was ri on took the files out to burn them and had to stop because he heard to ri jin talking to do hyun. So he must've forgotten about it.

And me too. When do hyun's on, I miss segi . when segi is on I miss dohyun.

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Ahhhh good point! That seems more logical now. ^^

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I got nothing to add here, other than that Se-gi would be a guaranteed knicker-magnet if he was the rock star he dresses like.

and while I love the rap battle and the wheel of fortune (and the taming of Se-gi!), I agree with your assessment that this show's actually doing a lot of its finer details quite well. I didn't expect to sympathise with Chae-yeon as much as I do. I don't even totally hate Ki-joon, he's an ass but he's behaving that way at least partially out of insecurity and jealousy, and he and CY are having communication breakdowns - not a good time to be seeing your fiancee propositioned by, of all people, Se-gi. He's still a terrible person, but I can see how he got that way.

(and the rap battle was an ad lib?! Hats off to Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum!)

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I'm more disturbed by the fact that Se Gi seems to have got the habit - and maybe even the violence that comes with it - from the dad.

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I felt like the "fingers" is a detail that Jisung put in Segi to show his emotions. When Segi is up to bad things, he would sway his fingers. When he is afraid or feared, his fingers will tremble. When he angry, he would not use his hands to touch anyone one. I think it is brilliant but I did not expect that his fingers gesture could have been from his father who used it to express his anger. (Yuck!)

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This is common in many physical abuse cases in real life. When adults solve problems with violence, children copy.

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Yeah. Me too. The only character I hate is grandma. I have total contemp for do hyuns mom. But the others are all OK. Chae young is rightly confused. She probably always liked DH, but took him for granted. Then he comes back looking like segi. Who wouldnt be torn?The actress plays her well.

And kijoon is actually trying to be good. What I like about him ius that he's straight forward about his intentions. He's not all smiley in front of DH and trying to stab him in the back. He's upfront about the war between them.

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Yeah that right! This is exactly why I start to root for Kijoon. I hope he gets his happy ending.

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Thanks for the recap, purplecow. I totally understand your excitement and share it.

That rap battle.... Someone help me, I'm dying!

And the spin wheel....I watched it thrice and still laughed.

I really loved that the writer gave such dimensions to shin segi. I thought he was a product of abuse but I'm so impressed that it wasn't just that. It was guilt as well.

You said it, purplecow... Segi is far nobler than I expected.

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Hahaha, yes, the spin wheel was great! Especially when Shin Se Gi ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOARS at it when it lands on the teeeeeeeeny Cha Do Hyun sliver. I screamlaughed ^_^.

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Is it me or does this drama kick ass??? Oohhh I LOVE YOU KMHM!!!

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Yes sweetie this is what you call ASS KICKER drama! (Excuse my chosen words) LOL

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*raise hands*
Not exactly perfect, there are still elements that need to be improved (esp directing. I've noticed some fatal inconsistencies). But to say this drama is average is totally an understatement. From a sinked ship to a ruler in prime time slot is amazing!

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I love this show! I love Se Gi and it's a wonder that I am loving him more than Cha Do Hyun at the moment. The fact that I think of him as an entirely different character from Cha Do Hyun is a testament to Ji Sung's incredible acting. His intensity as Se Gi is amazing.

I love Se Gi standing up to evil grandma and that Se Gi would do anything to protect Ri Jin from anyone who could potentially harm her including his mother, because HE has not forgotten what went on in the basement even though Cha Do Hyun blocked his memory from his mind.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Cha Do Hyun doesn't undo all of Se Gi's hard work when he returns. Theymust stand up to their abusers and hold them accountable.

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Exactly. Segi has the determination needed to do the job. But he doesn't have the brains. You can't bring down such powerful people, people whose money you live off of, people who don't really care about you, with just strength alone. You need do hyuns patience and maturity. You may even need yo sub's brains.

And what segi doesn't know but we know , is that he has it all in that one brain if only he'd give himself a chance.

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oh I would love for Yo Sub to scheme a plan for them and complain how stupid ALL the grown up alters are blaa blaa teenage snuff.

and maybe include Yo Na, making granny speechless...
oh btw everyone: MBC Facebook page posted that Yo Na ( Ji Sung) can be seen and met @ Hongdae 2 pm ( I suppose Korean time) on Sunday. omg is that what I think it is going to be.... is Oh Ri On there too? gyaaaa. I wish I was in Korea

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I may sound redundant or like a broken record, but to give such depth to Se Gi character is not easy. I totally love the living room scene. He's so vulnerable. Kudos to the writer and (the one and only) Ji Sung.
What amazes me more is that DH and SG's voices are different., even in SG's most vulnerable condition. What a detail!

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Nope it isn't. I love reading comments like this! Hahah! Jisung did a awesome job and it is truly amazing that every thing written in script is actually logical in the most illogical way (drama land). Everyone deserves a pat on the back for their work. Flawed it may be, but the gap will be filled with our love for this drama.

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This show is just.. awesome. I'm loving it so much!!! There is comedy (lol a rap battle?) and tragedy (poor Se Gi). Se Gi just gives me feels. The scene in the living room was so sad.

Then there a crazy evil grandma! Ok, she wants something from Do Hyun, shouldn't she be a bit, you know, nice? Se Gi was so satisfying to watch to give back some karma.

I'm curious as to why was Ri Jin in the basement and how she survived. Did DH try to run away and set the fire or was it an accident...

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Watashi wa daisukidesu Kill Me Heal Me!

And when I was watching it RAW, the scene wherein JI's showing his acting skills to Se-gi?! Crap I was like! Geeeshzzzz I'm laughing my arse out

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How about the green wheel of love? CDH 1% vs SSG 90% what are the odds? Yes his gracious is listening!

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Are you Japanese?....

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Multinational :).. half Japanese though

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*fans self* look, even the men in the film crew are staring at him in this BTS footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOxRcQdg6Dk
oh lordy. pheef.
calm down, calm down.
*squeal!*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuRpqyjMGg

I wonder if Ji Sung sells more lip gloss as Yo Na or as Se Gi...

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Thank you for the BTS link @redfox

At first I thought it was Yo Na.. but daaanggg after ep11, no doubt Shin Se-gi's for the win ???

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I think so too Aoi, with his red jacket and updo hair...sure it will sell more...LOL

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Thank for the recap. Then your thoughts. I don't even know how the writer packed in so many details in 1 episode. Amazing drama. It really needed 7 personalities.

I am going to remember Se Gi for a long, long time. He is one intense male lead.

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thank u for the recap purplecow, every new episode always gives us hilarious and laughable yet funny moments, OMG wheel of fate, rap battle, crappy acting trends....bhahahaha...make my stomach hurts...and now my brain, my heart and my stomach misplace because of you show

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Lol! How can I ever miss out the crappy acting trend? The acting for that part is so bad that it really made me laughed hysterically again.

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Oh man LOL .. and I've constantly repeating that scene with my mouth hanging open.. like, is this for real? LOL

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Yes! Same here! The lines are golden. GOLDEN!!

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OMG beebeeshing, that scene make me laughing tears too.. wonder that JI guy, is he really that crappy.. or he's just that good to make it look like crappy..LOL

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Now that you've mentioned it.. I was wondering if he pretended to be a crappy actor or he's for real? LOL

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but he's cute is he Aoi, no wonder Yo Na like him so, does he ever play drama before, if dont hope that he will play his own soon, sure I will watch that *winkwink

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Yes he's a cuteee "flower boy" not bad at all "wink ?"
.. Gomen'nasai he's not my type though. I like manly rough rocker guys :)

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Yezzzzzz @lara4liwa ;)

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I think it's a mixture. He just need to act himself with more comedic features... I mean veteran actors cannot act like this because they have already progressed and improved their skills. They just can't go back to the time when they are still new to the camera. He is perfect for the role!

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mmm Veteran actors acting badly (on purpose) reminds me of that one part in the tv show "Whose Line Is It Anyways?" when Colin Mochrie acts out a student actor making his first film (or something like that). He keeps freezing and staring right at the camera, and commencing with awkward delivery and straight-arm acting (he doesn't know what to do with his arm/hands!) it was brilliant & funny....

So, haha, I think veteran actors can act like they can't act. XD and it's only funnier with them because you know they can deliver - we don't take their 'bad acting' acting seriously...

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I get what you mean @CZ. They are brilliant and totally awesome to watch. It's gonna be super entertaining. xD (I need to jot down that movie title for me to watch it soon)

I just felt that for this case, it is quite obvious he is really very new in acting. His eyes are too sincere that he wants to "deliver his act" well for his part (which I think in a good way) thus it fits this role perfectly.

May I just say who is the one in charge of casting? This person really deserved to be promoted because he/she is doing his/her job so well.

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One of my favorite episodes so far!
I looooove the living room scene. It's so simple, yet it gives overflowing feelings. My favorite part would be when SG turns his head and subtly, slowly, softly sleeps. It's an art.
The writer knows perfectly when to have funny, sad, or intense scene. The pace is perfect, one hour feels so short.
The directing can be improved, though. No need unnecessary flashbacks and there are inconsistencies esp in YoSub's rooftop scene. In one shot he doesn't wear gloves and in another he does (both while speaking to RJ through cellphone). In one shot he draws with right hand and in another he uses left hand.

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I couldn't look away from that moment!

Se-gi's been in red or leather, but this time he was in a soft blue sweater...and his eyes were guarded but then they softened and I kept looking, seeing if he was smiling, if there was a small smile and at the very end bit, there was a small bit and ....it was a really sweet

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ZOMG. How did you read my mind? That is exactly how I see that particular scene. ?

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I saw that too :)

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I don't think the JI-handgrabbing thing indicates SSG's attempt to show how he didn't use violence, especially if you look at his staring at JI when he did that. To me his stare to JI at that time is like a person who's charmed by someone (JI) and he did it unconsciously. After JI pulled out his hand SSG seemed to just regain his senses. Which means it might be Yona acting out of him without SSG himself noticing.
Other indications is how SSG sporting some girl's poses when he took pics with ORJ, also when he unconsciously tried on lip gloss. I see it as unconsciously since at that time it seems like at first he unconsciously tried to try that lip gloss out automatically on his lip and then suddenly regain his senses again if you see his expression and he said "You put this on your lips?"

So yeah I see all of those signs as Yona acting out from inside of SSG without SSG realizing, which is might be the indication that personalities are starting to diffuse with each other. This kind of happening might be a sign of CDH's healing process has started.

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I was also curious about SG grabbing JI's arm. It's different from wanting to avoid violence. It's something else. Even when I saw that scene, I thought immediately that Yona came. Your explanation makes sense. Maybe SG starts to disappear/merge. NOOOOOO!!!

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My thoughts too.. Arigato for pointing that out :)

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I thought his actions were along the reasons you mentioned too.

I think we'll see more of the mixing of the personalities in future episodes.

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...and I'm still hanged up with POKEMON'S TEAM ROCKET CHANT by ORO and ORJ

Dear writer.. what are you thinking? where do you get this ideas? ...must be multimillion brain neurons all firing up at once. You're a genius!

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OMG YES. I DIED AT THAT SCENE!!! DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIED!!!

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Hahaha yes! One heck of a Bloody H*#ll killer scene that's been repeating nonstop in my head :) .. and now looking back on my younger yrs ... my fave Pokémon's been tainted with ORO and ORJ (in a good way though) :)

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The Pokemon rocket team motto, I was staring at the twins with my mouth open before breaking into a hysterical laughter. And, I kept saying, they did not just do a Pokemon parody, no way, its awesome and equally embarrassing. And the rapping ad-lib, I was crying. The writers of this show deserve to be acknowledged, they switch from light moments to really sad or dark moments without loosing a beat. There's this near perfect balance of humor, sadness, darkness and romance. And all the characters are well written. You can really connect to the emotions and they may appear to be regular Korean drama character caricatures on the surface but they have more depth and more complex than that. I am just so happy for everyone. Ji Sung, Hwan Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon.....the PD and writers. Job well done.

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Are you me?!?! (your response to the twin chant was identical to mineeeeee!!!))

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haha..and here I am, remembering the time when my dongsaeng and I were imitating those team rocket chant back then..

I still memorize their lines..haha.. :) :)

I never knew how much we look funny until I saw that scene and I was so embarassed by my past self..hahahaha

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It's okay. I'm in that team too. *embarrassed* ?

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LOL :)

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If I'm not wrong, Grandma Seo is the same person who plays Ha Woo-jin's mother in Liar Game right? Strange to see her be so evil here when she was nothing but good and trusting in Liar Game.

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From your name, Indian?? Glad to find someone from the subcontinent here.

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she plays Evil Grandma Queen in Moon Embraces the Sun, sure she was so evilish there..LOL

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Lol! Yeah!! I felt like time traveled for them since Ahn Nae Seang acted her son in The Moon Embraces the Sun. HAHA! It's like watching the same people in different time line!

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oh no, after you mention it, I remember now, DY father was that Late King on MonSun...bwahahaha...what a coincidence

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Sawrry, I missed this one out.

Yeah! It's more like the Moon embraces the sun with karma strike back. HAHAHA. I mean Grandma in TMETS is doing bad stuff and DAD is keeping all the secrets to protect his family but in this case, it is a 100% role exchange. (Okay maybe not 100% since not all the ep is released yet) :D

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ohh how I loled with the rap battle and SeGi's approval of JI's foot acting..! I replayed SeGi's menboong at the -blatantly unfair but hilarious- wheel's result for like 10 mins. xD The "My very existence is a lump of appeal!" moment gave me goosebumps and made me roll my eyes sooo hard! This arrogant kid hahaha
I still think the kid SeGi is talking about might be Ri On but again, Rijin might be the daughter of someone working with them that "sold" her to them or something? I even thought Dad had some mental illness himself and that insane Grandma covered everything but now it looks like he might be just plain evil because it looked like he wasnt really hitting Do Hyun but the other kid...

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Thank you Purplecow for another great recap! Again, KMHM just exceeds expectations. I finished the episode and just stared for a bit wondering, "how did they do that!?"
Everything in this episode just meshed. The reveals were enough to leave me still totally mystified, it doesn't give everything away. So creative is the writer to make us want to know more and tune in again for the next episode without the frustration associated to whodunit stories that runs in multiple episodes.
Except for eps 1 and 2 I loved all previous episodes but this one is off the charts! I just ROTFL'd with the twins chant, the spinning wheel, the JI casting scenes, the Yo Na moments and that awesome awesome necktie rap! And that was adlibbed!? I want to see the BtS of that but cants find in You Tube! Replayed the scene so many times and I'm still laughing when I see it. Amazing.

Looking forward to your recap of episode 12 and looking forward to next week's episodes. With that last reveal on ep 12, I can't wait to see what the writer has in store for us then.

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+ 1

me cant wait too

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thanks for the recap
but I already lost my comment of what I like on this drama

it is already mention here

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Thanks for the recap!! This was such an awesome episode <3

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Purplecow, thank you so much for the recap. you are doing such a good job. Again, thank you.

My highest point: The Rap Battle. I watched that over and over again.

My lowest point: DH falling to the floor with his hands protecting his head, in fear.

There is a certain satisfaction in seeing Se Gi standing up against Ki Joon and Grandmother but you also feel a certain uneasiness because like secretary Ahn, DH doesn't fight back because he's meek, he's far from it. He's keeping his head down because that's the smart thing to do to actually live in this family. He is after all is a mistress's son, and he was 'lucky' enough, if you could call it that, to be acknowledged by the family.

I'm sure that DH as a child did spent a lot of time in the basement, probably most of his days, but RJ seems to spend time there too. So both are locked in the basement? I get that DH is locked there but why RJ? Is RJ illegitimate as well?

A twinge appeared in my heart when little DH looks at little RJ curled up in a ball and he immediately protected her instead of protecting himself.

What if the moment that his personality shattered wasn't because he was hit, but happened when he was saved, but he knew that RJ wasn't?

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I love how Segi stand up against his family. It is not the best way but it is the right way. But I agree with you that the company needs a Do Hyun not a Segi.

Actually what if RJ was locked in the basement way before DH? DH may only try to protect RJ because he know how his father will do to her just like how he did to him? That scene is so heartbreaking. Plus he didn't beg to his father that he did something wrong. He could be in Segi mode already when he is in the basement.

I think his personalities were split into 2 when his father start to abuse Nana. And turn back to one piece when he forgotten about it during the fire as to cope with his loss since he would thought that Nana is dead. But when he got beaten in America which probably remind him of his father, he split into 2 again as his memories return. But sub consciously, he couldn't cope with his loss and pain again and truly shattered him into 7 pieces. (So in the nutshell, Do Hyun's d.i.d starts with Nana will ends with Nana.)

I think it may be Oh dad saved her. Just like the Oh mum said, "they bring each of their own child". (Somewhere alone that line when Oh mum's get agitated)

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It gave me great satisfaction watching segi threaten the evil grandma . His attitude towards kijoon was perfect as well.I hope dohyun maintains what segi started.

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Same here!!! I love how Segi stand against Grandma and Kijoon. These two people should really learn to treat Do Hyun right. I seriously think the writer knows our minds so well.

The rest I shall leave it to next episode recap!

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I LOVE this show!

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Glad the show is not slowing down and each episode is good.

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Agreed, its getting more and more exciting ^__^

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Yes! I couldn't agree more because I am so scare that the story will fall flat right after climax!! I'm so relieved that writer continue the momentum and the drama has just reached a greater height!!

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Love the subtle link to threw it on the ground, haha! I can totally imagine SeGi saying 'I'M AN ADULTTTTT!!'

Thanks for the recap, it was a nice surprise for it to be out already!

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Se Gi, as usual, you're f**ked. Your childhood friend with whom you suffered together and with whom you went thru baptism of fire (literally) bringing you two closer even than she is with her twin (when she remembers, that is) that nana is a shrink, set on her professional default course to heal him! What's more, she is the one and only person whose requests he can't deny and has to cooperate...Poor guy, he cannot catch a break, can he?

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yay! Finally I was able to catch up on this show.
Ji Sung is awesome. I'm so glad to see them together in another project after Secret which I secretly love.

I really want to find out soon how did Ri-jin ended up on the same basement. I can't wait to see for Do-hyun adopting some useful personality of Se-gi.

I died on the Pokemon chant and that roulette was so hilarious.

Thanks for the recap!

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Out of all the standard candy kdrama heroines I personally LOVE the fact that Ri Jin is as loud as she is. She's a fresh new character in dramaland and I adore her just as I adore Cheon Song Yi. Ri Jin has flair, knows exactly what she wants, and not afraid to be called unlady like because she sure damn knows she could still be classy albeit how loud she is. The best thing is everyone in the drama does not care and are not bothered about how loud Ri Jin is, and look at the results. Ri Jin is able to tame Se-Gi, make Do Hyun open up to someone else, make Do Hyun a tad more confident in himself, she even made secretary Ahn impressed ALL while still having a loving family and great colleague. People should stop restraining themselves from who they really are, in fear that the public would judge. Ri Jin is one of the rare representations in order to break the notion that girls could not be loud and over-the-top since they wouldn't be accepted. I mean come on, she's helped Do Hyun with so much and all people care about is how loud she is? BRAVO OH RI JIN & HWANG JUNG EUM!!!!

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I love Ri Jin as well. She is kind, strong and good at her job. She does not flirt or mince words. Most other K-drama female characters would have caved in to Se Gi's demands long ago. (Like Chae Yeon did, basically!)

But I do wish Hwang Jung Eum's acting in KMHM weren't so, um, broad. It's perfectly possible to portray an unashamedly loud character without mugging to the camera so much. My feeling is that it's at least partly the directors' fault, because it's not as if HJE can't act. She was excellent in Secret (the central relationship of which, btw, is one of the most perverse I've ever encountered in fiction - HJE and Ji Sung's characters make Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele look like amateurs). So HJE, you're really likeable as Ri Jin, but tone it down a bit and you'd be terrific.

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+1

I really love everything you said, bebebb! :)

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me too bebebb, its time for Girl Power ^__^

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Honestly, I choked at all the HILAROUS scenes: Pokemon parody, rap battle and the chance wheel. It made me laughed like a mad woman while watching them raw. :p

But my favourite part is always Segi's confession in this episode. It really felt like Yo Sub's "kill me". It really touched my heart that he is trying to survive and giving up ego for the woman he loved. (AMAZING JISUNG ~)

This episode is probably the best date epsiode in k drama land ever. It is like Teen-Rijin and Teen-Segi again. They would hang out together after school, play arcade and it is all the "they could have been like this.." Scenes if both of them didn't lose each other when they were 8. They probably grow up together as childhood friend. Segi would be a rebellious kid and Rijin will always accompany Segi do crazy things. It is a great contrast that with Do Hyun's date when they will meet after 7 and have a soju talk and end with a hot kiss.

There is this "hand gesture" thing in this drama which I think it is awesome. When segi/Dohyun needs Rijin, they will always hold their hands and Rijin never let go. It felt like they are talking in their own language to console his broken soul.

Lastly, I think the personalities is going infused themselves in Dohyun and Heal me is early, (just like the people mention above). Plus Do Hyun used to be the person who can't sleep because he is afraid to disappear and how it's Segi. It really proved that Segi becomes as vulnerable as Dohyun when we first met him. Truly well played Writer nim. :D

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I loved how segi tells kijoon, "no one wants to live more than me". Kijoon probably didn't realize the whole truth in that one sentence. Segi was created to survive. And when segi says he's afraid to sleep, I felt so sad for him. It must be torture for the man who just loves living to have to steal hours from someone so lethargic about life.

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