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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 13

It seems clear that Ri-jin and Do-hyun like each other, but the obstacles in their path are numerous and daunting. The full truth of the past continues to evade them, and the more they think about the future the darker it seems. But Do-hyun is set on his path, determined to shoulder the burdens that were once too much for him to bear. And Ri-jin is determined to fight for her love—even if it means punching Fate (and possibly a few other people) in the face.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

After showing Grandma Seo his new determination, Do-hyun goes looking for Ri-jin. He finds her in the basement, sitting motionless as her buried memories resurface. She tells Do-hyun she’s fine, but when she tries to stand up she faints and falls against him.

Do-hyun calls Dr. Seok to his apartment to check on Ri-jin. Dr. Seok doesn’t seem very worried, but he asks Do-hyun to take extra care of Ri-jin. Though she’s tough now, she used to struggle with limiting her empathy for patients. Dr. Seok makes fun of himself for worrying like a father, but his concern is both genuine and touching.

Ri-jin sleeps fretfully, her dreams troubled by fragments of her traumatic past. Do-hyun gets up to make a call, but Ri-jin calls out to him, still deep within her nightmare: “Don’t leave. Play with me.”

Do-hyun grasps her hand in his and promises to stay by her side. He’ll look after her now, he says, so she shouldn’t worry about anything and just rest.

In his room in his parents’ house, Ri-on bolts upright, wondering if he had a nightmare. He returns to his story, narrating while we return to Do-hyun keeping watch over Ri-jin. Ri-on writes that the thread of memory, once it begins to unwind, will not stop until it reaches an end—whatever that end may be.

When Do-hyun wakes up, Ri-jin is gone. He finds her downstairs in the kitchen, looking quite chipper considering her difficult night. She roots through the fridge and says she wishes she could have some of her mother’s cooking.

Looking very downcast, Do-hyun apologizes for getting Ri-jin involved in his business. She teases him for being all serious, and tells him that she already told her parents the truth about her staying in Korea. Ri-jin then declines Do-hyun’s offer to take her home, saying that if he’s truly sorry he should buy her a meal instead.

Do-hyun treats Ri-jin to samgyeopsal and soju, feeding her a lettuce wrap with a shy smile that just kills me. He asks about Ri-jin’s nightmare, but she tells him to keep the serious talk for later. She has someone else who interprets her dreams: Ri-on.

This leads naturally to a discussion of Ri-on, and all of the interactions Do-hyun has had with him so far begin seem suspicious in light of what Do-hyun now knows. He asks what kind of person Ri-on is, and Ri-jin replies that even she isn’t entirely sure because her brother has so many different sides.

Do-hyun wants to ask if Ri-on is Ri-jin’s biological brother, but he stays silent and instead chides Ri-jin for drinking so much right after being ill. Ri-jin replies that you would have better luck telling a dog to stop eating poop than getting her to eat samgyeopsal without soju—a girl after my own heart, this one.

As they meander along the street, Ri-jin asks if Do-hyun is worried now that he’s no longer the vice president of ID Entertainment. Will he be fine without the money he’s accustomed to? Do-hyun replies that he can always sell the expensive goods Se-gi has collected over the years.

Do-hyun explains his plan, which is to find the child he thinks was in the basement with him. Ri-jin approves of this plan, simple and straightforward as it is. She realizes she forgot her phone in the restaurant, and sends Do-hyun ahead to the café to order her coffee.

But Do-hyun pauses in front of a storefront advertising tarot card readings. His eyes light up, and he heads inside.

The tarot reader (cameo by comedian Ahn Young-mi) greets Do-hyun by complimenting him on his good looks. She offers to tell his fortune, asking Do-hyun to concentrate on the girl he likes as he chooses the cards.

The person she describes sounds a lot like Ri-jin: a girl with a bright personality and a strong mind, who makes Do-hyun feel at ease and is like a ray of sunshine in his life. The other cards, however, predict many obstacles in the way of their love.

The final card is the Wheel of Fortune (look familiar?!), which represents an unavoidable fate. Their love may come to fruition, says the seer, but not without pain or hardship.

No sooner does Do-hyun leave the shop than Ri-jin walks by. She also walks in to have her fortune told… only to hear that she’s juggling too many men. HA! The Force is strong with this one.

The next card is Death, which according to the fortune teller represents Ruin, or a great catastrophe. Ri-jin should give up on love and focus on work instead, or else her pursuit for love will end in ruin.

“That’s invalid!” Ri-jin screams, just like Se-gi after his homemade Wheel of Fate chose Do-hyun. “Pick again!” Sorry dear, the cards have spoken.

Ri-jin meets Do-hyun at the café, where he’s doing in an Internet search on the reliability of tarot card reading. When Ri-jin swipes his phone to see what he’s looking at, Do-hyun tries to grab it back and they get entangled in a heart-pounding embrace.

Back at the apartment, Do-hyun asks Ri-jin why he’s only supposed to call her when he needs her. Hasn’t she ever needed him? Do-hyun asks to be more than a patient—he wants to know if Ri-jin can come to see him as a man.

Ri-jin’s answer is to invite Do-hyun to take a trip with her on the “Snowflake Train.” He can learn more about her, and they can become closer friends. They agree to meet in thirty minutes for their date, but as soon as Do-hyun starts to pack he gets a call from Chae-yeon. Excellent timing this girl has.

Chae-yeon has had a few drinks, and wants Do-hyun to come see her. He tries to refuse, but she threatens to break off her engagement with Ki-joon and tell the family and even the tabloids how Do-hyun tried to seduce her.

Ri-jin comes downstairs, ready for the trip, when Do-hyun tells her he won’t be able to go. He feels responsible for Chae-yeon because Se-gi has her so mixed up, and so he’s going to meet her even though he doesn’t have a plan. Ri-jin sends him off, but once he’s gone she jumps up and down in frustration at having their romantic getaway canceled.

After meeting Chae-yeon in a hotel bar, Do-hyun tells her this is the last time he’ll come out to meet her. Chae-yeon asks if he’d stay away even if she harmed herself, showing just how broken up she is. She reminds Do-hyun that he was the first to hold out his hand—so why is she the only one feeling cast aside? Do-hyun claims that he momentarily lost his senses, but Chae-yeon says she finally knows whom she really likes.

Meanwhile, Ki-joon’s mother and Chae-yeon’s mother walk arm-in-arm through a hotel lobby after getting massages. Ki-joon’s mother happens to see Do-hyun escorting a drunk Chae-yeon away from the bar.

Ri-jin drinks a few beers alone in Do-hyun’s apartment, still looking for a way around the fortune teller’s advice to give up on love. “Tomorrow I’m going to church,” she decides, cracking me up.

Ri-on and a friend are eating dinner with some pretty ladies, and Ri-on tries out an original Se-gi pick-up line (“You called me a very long time ago”). Everything seems to be flowing well, until Ri-on gets a call from Ri-jin asking him to take her home. He goes running out as soon as he hears that she fainted and had another nightmare.

Do-hyun arrives back at his apartment to find Ri-jin gone. She left him a note saying that she’s taking him up on his earlier offer of a break. She asks him to understand, and promises that she didn’t leave because she was mad about their canceled trip.

Back at the family restaurant, Ri-jin shares her thoughts with Ri-on. She reminds him of the time he covered her eyes so she wouldn’t see her first love with his girlfriend, and reveals that she knew the truth even before Ri-on did. She thanks him for taking care of her then, and asks him to do the same thing if she ever makes a mistake like that again.

Ri-on asks her straight out if she likes Do-hyun. Instead of answering directly, Ri-jin says that she’s been struggling lately. Not only are there her confusing feelings for Do-hyun, but there is also her nightmare and a niggling sense of déjà vu—what’s worse, she can’t talk to Do-hyun about any of this because he’s going through a harder time than she is.

Unnoticed by Ri-jin, Do-hyun overhears her talking from the driveway. He watches from a distance, listening to what Ri-jin couldn’t share with him. When Ri-jin begins to turn around, Ri-on covers her eyes with his blanket so she won’t see Do-hyun. She complains that he’s never serious and stalks inside, while Do-hyun walks away without a word.

Do-hyun drives home, thinking about everything that Ri-jin has been keeping bottled up. Remembering all the times that Ri-jin has supported him, he begins to cry.

Ki-joon and his father meet with several Seungjin executives. Since Grandma Seo fired Do-hyun, once thought to be her successor, the men believe Ki-joon’s father is a lock for the position of chairman at the next stockholders’ meeting. Dad takes a call outside—his minions have discovered the identity of someone else searching for the lost child.

Chief Ahn helps Do-hyun move his things out of the office. For his part, Do-hyun tells his friend not to worry about him, and to grab any opportunity he sees to rise. But the loyal Chief Ahn has no interest in hitching his horse to someone else’s wagon.

Ki-joon stops Do-hyun for one last confrontation in the hallway. Do-hyun reveals that he’s not going to America as planned, and Ki-joon leaves him with a warning: “Don’t show your face again around my company or my woman.” Yup… figures he’d mention the company first.

In the parking garage, Chief Ahn receives a call from Do-hyun’s mother. She’s heard about Do-hyun getting fired, and she’s come back to South Korea to raise some hell.

Mom and Do-hyun meet in a café, where she scolds her son for losing his position. Do-hyun is only concerned about the lost child, however. When Mom denies that there was another child, Do-hyun reveals that he already knows his mother is searching for him or her, and that his father was abusive. Mom, visibly flustered, says she has an urgent appointment and leaves at once.

Do-hyun has one of the flashes of pain that sometimes signal an impending personality change. A call comes in from the Omega writer, and Do-hyun arranges to meet Ri-on at another café.

Ri-on explains that his parents don’t know Ri-jin is treating Do-hyun, and that they would be upset to learn their daughter is staying with an unmarried man. But he will continue to deceive them, because he trusts in Ri-jin as a doctor; she’s too much of a professional to develop personal feelings for a patient, he says (*cough* bullshit! *cough*).

Ri-jin is slicing rice cake for the soup traditionally eaten on Lunar New Year. She marvels at how uniformly her mother cuts the rice cake, reflecting that it’s a lot like how her parents raised both her and Ri-on with the same amount of love. Her parents get noticeably anxious at this comparison, but Ri-jin only thanks them and wishes them many blessings in the New Year.

Back at the café, Do-hyun points out that Ri-on is being very careful to emphasize the professional nature of his relationship to Ri-jin. Ri-on admits he is, and asks Do-hyun to break ties with his sister once he returns to America in two months.

Ri-on goes to get coffee, while Do-hyun clutches his head in pain. When he opens his eyes again, it’s Yo-na looking out from them. She complains that Do-hyun only calls her out when he’s having a tough time, then shakes off her annoyance and declares: “It’s Yo-na’s world now!”

Yo-na gets up from the table, only to see Ri-on coming towards her with coffee. He freezes and asks tentatively, “Cha Do-hyun?” Yo-na blushes and calls him “oppa,” which just about gives Ri-on a heart attack. Yo-na screams “oppa” again and jumps into Ri-on’s arms.

Not content with just talking to “Ri-on oppa,” Yo-na goes straight in for a kiss. Ri-on holds her at arm’s length and makes an emergency call to Ri-jin, who’s still at the family restaurant. He asks if Yo-na is the personality Ri-jin warned him about before.

“Save me, Ri-jin,” Ri-on begs. “I’ll be good. I’ll do better from now on.” Ri-jin rushes to the car, warning Ri-on to do whatever Yo-na asks. If he loses her, things will get even worse than whatever he’s imagining.

Back in her school uniform and rocking the pink lipstick, Yo-na gets Ri-on to buy her food and then makes him feed it to her. The customers in the café watch, amazed, as Ri-on tries to keep Yo-na happy. His courage fails on the first attempt, and Yo-na threatens to dance on the table if Ri-on doesn’t feed her.

Ri-on still can’t bring himself to do it, however, and announces to everyone in the café that “it’s not like that.” Yo-na replies breezily: “It’s exactly like that!” Ri-on calls Ri-jin and sobs that he just can’t do it. Yo-na gives Ri-on a coy smile and says, “Catch me.” She runs out of the café, and Ri-jin orders Ri-on not to lose her.

Carefree and beaming happily, Yo-na runs down the street, which just happens to be lined with hordes of people taking cell phone videos (so long, fourth wall). Ri-jin joins the chase, advising Ri-on to use his martial arts abilities to take down Yo-na. Ri-on wails that he can’t use those on a girl!

Yo-na leads the pursuing Ri-on into an alleyway, and pouts that he’s too slow to catch her. “How about I catch you?” she cries gleefully, and launches herself at Ri-on. Ri-on fends her off while marveling at her strength, and Ri-jin catches up in time to try and break the two of them apart.

A wonderful three-way battle ensues, as Yo-na tries to catch Ri-on while fighting off Ri-jin. After a mighty struggle, Yo-na successfully lands a kiss on Ri-on’s lips.

Overjoyed at her success, Yo-na cheers and jumps in the air. Ri-jin winds up and hits Yo-na in the face with a beautiful right cross. She crumples to the pavement, clutching her lipstick and calling out for “oppa.” Ri-jin: 1. Yo-na: 0.

Do-hyun wakes up in Ri-on’s room at the family restaurant. He sees Ri-on watching him, and the two boys scream like banshees and spring apart. Ri-on promises to explain everything in detail and gives Do-hyun a change of clothing. He’s so rattled by the memory of Yo-na that he accidentally refers to himself as “oppa.” Oh, Ri-on.

Downstairs, Ri-jin grabs Do-hyun and drags him outside. She stumbles, recovers and declares she’s perfectly fine, then kicks a trash can in aggravation. Do-hyun can’t hide a tiny smile at seeing her so worked up.

Do-hyun’s mother sits beside Dad’s bed. His favorite poem collection has been left out, and Mom says she used to read it to him years ago. She opens the book and finds a picture of Dad’s first wife between two pages that had been stuck together.

Ri-jin tells Do-hyun that her brother knows about his multiple personalities; in fact, he knew since he met Se-gi. But he won’t use that knowledge for his self-interest, she says. Ri-jin turns around as if to leave for the house.

Ri-jin pauses, clearly waiting for Do-hyun to speak to her. He doesn’t, so she whirls around and reminds him to pretend to be Perry Park in front of her parents. She turns again, and when Do-hyun doesn’t stop her she scowls ferociously. Ri-jin turns back once more and says she’ll be in the kitchen if he needs her.

Ri-jin turns to leave for the third time, and this time Do-hyun calls out to her. She smiles with her back turned, then adopts an unconcerned tone when she answers him. “Even if it’s only for two months,” Do-hyun asks, “can’t I be a man to you?”

Back in Evil Dad’s hospital room, Mom says that she knew all along that he still loved his first wife. But even though she knew that, she clung to him to keep from sinking back into her sewer of a life. To protect her world, she is determined to find the missing child before Do-hyun recovers his memories.

Ri-jin recites the clause in their contract that specifies that she will not fall in love with Do-hyun or any of his personalities. He replies that it’s fine; he’ll just break the contract and pay the penalty fee.

Do-hyun steps closer, intending to kiss her to officially break the contract. But before we see if Ri-jin reciprocates or not, Do-hyun’s eye is caught by a charred photo in the trash can.

He takes out the photo, staring at it blankly. “Who is it?” Ri-jin asks. “My mother,” Do-hyun responds, pole-axed. “My mother on the birth registry.”

 
COMMENTS

This episode was much slower and more contemplative than those of previous weeks (with the obvious exception of Yo-na’s romp through Hongdae, which was amazing). For the most part I enjoyed the change of pace, which allowed secrets and emotions alike to simmer luxuriously.

I have one complaint however, and that is the director’s reliance on flashbacks during moments of sincere emotion. Obviously flashbacks are a good way to show what a character is remembering, and it keeps lazy viewers from forgetting relevant moments from past episodes; still, when flashbacks are overused they start to feel very heavy-handed.

I’m hesitant to criticize Kill Me, Heal Me at all because I love it so much, but I have to admit I would appreciate a lighter touch on the flashback button, especially when it comes to the basement memories and OTP moments that only happened one or two episodes ago. I think we as viewers can be trusted to recall these moments, especially because they were so vivid the first time around, without needing to see them again and again.

Sometimes an extended flashback helps to set the mood, but in the worst case it can feel like padding on extra time. There is so much in the present moment to explore, so much rich potential for conflict and character development, that I’m loathe to use much airtime replaying what we’ve already seen—and if you’re like me, you already replayed these moments a few times during the wait between episodes.

On a more positive note, Yo-na finally met her oppa! The scene in the café was hilarious, but what I really loved was the running scene, when fans were allowed to line the streets and watch the filming. This show has always been self-aware, as we can see in the recurring bit where characters talk about what’s happening in front of their eyes as if it were a drama. Given that, it felt quite natural to have the fourth wall broken so spectacularly. I only wish that I could have been in Hongdae with them!

It was nice to see the show examine the relationship between Ri-jin and Do-hyun a little more closely in this episode. Obviously they are no longer merely doctor and patient (I think that boat sailed a few smooches ago), but neither are they in the kind of mutually supportive relationship where they can tell each other everything and be there for each other no matter the obstacle.

Ri-jin still thinks of herself as a doctor first and prioritizes Do-hyun’s suffering above her own, even though we know she is just as much a victim as he is. Seeing the two of them fumble around their own feelings, inadvertently uncovering memories little by little, is endlessly frustrating—but in a good way, at least for me.

In fact, sometimes they remind me a little of the main couple from Healer: Both couples are thrown together as children, then find each other years later with the shadow of an older generation still weighing heavily upon them. Do-hyun needs to heal his mind, but he also needs to earn Ri-jin’s unqualified trust so they can work together to thwart the machinations of Mom, Grandma Seo, and Ki-joon’s family. Seungjin Group is a veritable cesspool, filled with the absolute worst of humanity; I only hope that Do-hyun and Ri-jin can fight their way free.

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Gosh I know I liked the episode but excuse me while I say... I love the Yo Na's scenes. If that's what rom com is... it sure delivered.

It was funny and I just break out into giggles remembering Yo Na demanding to be fed. And no guy/ girl should be so frisky running down the streets. It was honestly one of the best laugh I've had in months. In anything. Not just K drama.

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haha..me too.. this has got to be one of the funniest romcoms I've ever watched. A guy playing like a girl really makes me laugh so uncontrollably.

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the yoo-na scene will forever be one of those great moments in kdrama, I didn't see it coming so I really LOL! like I forgot what time it was and that I probably sounded like I finally lost it, hahaha! I repeated that scene like so many times, whatever happened in the first 40 minutes of the show was totally lost on me already.
gee, you know how that feels, a guy that you were crushin on suddenly is there before you, how would you react,right? not like yoo-na coz you still have some self-preservation but you totally wish you could have done the same thing if only in your mind, ;-) when he asked him to buy a cake for her (her? did I just typed her, ok,whatever) and "she" asked why is Oh Ri On making her say so many words, and the way "she" said it was just so funny and adorable. Damn, Ji Sung, age really made you so better!
and now "chababa" which means"catch me" but more like catch me if you can, and if you can't catch me, I'll catch you. exactly, what happened,right?!
I think Yoo-na scored big time with the kiss, so she went out with a bang.
there's only one strange gesture - yoo na wiped her lips right after, why would you that, girl?

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I noticed that, too. Subconscious on CDH's part?
Or Ji Sung's?

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I would like to think that it's Segi in the picture. Segi and Yona had signs becoming one in the earlier episode. So, maybe Segi is disgusted with the thought of kissing Rion (his love rival also his enemy?)

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LOL I think it was Ji-sung's subconscious. I laughed out loud when I saw Yo-na wiping her lips because from the BTS videos, Ji-sung seemed to get embarrassed easily (although his spectacular acting doesn't show that). And that kiss was not in the script :D love Ri-on's traumatized reaction.

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@kyl
Ooh where is that BTS please do share the link. I think the wiping of the lips is perhaps an alter's subconscious either Segi or CDH. Although I agree with you it could easily be a JS involuntary reaction to a guy's kiss. This drama knows how to work everything it captures on film and it's no surprise that the kiss and most probably Ji Sung wiping his lips are both ad-libbed.

@purplecow
Thanks Purplecow for the fab recap! Agree with you on the long flashbacks....and I too felt hesitant to criticize this drama so I tried to ignore how impatient I felt during those flashbacks.

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@Sargeveegee I can't remember exactly which BTS but I do get the sense that he gets embarrassed easily from the videos. Plus, this show is so meta that I didn't really think of it as a sign of merging personalities :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRr5yqAuR7zWjIFPAZqR84w/videos

This channel has all the videos, some are even subbed. Enjoy!

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I thought she was pressing her fingers to her lips, like "I'll never wash my lips again!" delight. Or possibly rubbing the kiss in.

If either Do Hyun or Ri On had been miscast, this entire scene would have been a disaster - they cast exactly right.

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I love the Yo-Na scenes. I started this drama well after it ended and wondered what all the fuss was about regarding Yo-Na and man, do I get it. It doesn't even feel like Ji-Sung playing Yo-Na. It just feels like Yo-Na, like that's a real character. And I wish there were better translations for all her slang because it's hilarious! Also, I absolutely love how in every scene she is with Ri-Jin, Yo-Na yells at Ri-Jin to "Don't show your teeth, you jijibae!" In every scene, without fail, like she's really annoyed at RJ showing her teeth. May be it's just another way for her to tell her to shut up. But it's so funny because it's soooo random and hilarious! Perhaps because for me I feel like HJE does have pretty prominent teeth. Hahaha~! I wish there were more Yo-Na and RO scenes.

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Are you a spambot?

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I read Healerfan post the same thing on other thread. Just skip it.

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That scene elicited one of the best laughs I've had in ages as well. I bet JS enjoyed it a lot too.

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This drama has made me laugh SO much. I was laughing out loud throughout the entire scene with Yo-na, too funny. XD

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I had to stuff a pillow in my face so I didn't wake the household I was laughing so hard! Yo Na and her Oppa! *squees* so funny and cute! And Ri On begging Ri Jin to save him and promising to be better from now on killed me! My stomach muscles are still sore. :)

This drama just keeps hitting all the right notes with me, and I loved the "fourth wall? What fourth wall?" Moments in this episode.

On a side note, our Ji Sung most definitely needs to capitalize on his sexy sexy lipgloss scenes and get a commercial deal or something! Yo Na's scenes are some of the most unforgettable in this series.

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I was so hoping for this to happen! Yo Na's cafe scene in now one of my 'make me feel better' shorts just like John Oliver's salmon cannon. I had tears in my eyes. I just loved it! How she said she was saying so many words. Ha! Ri On's face was priceless. I am so jealous of all the fans who were able to be there.

PurpleCow thanks for the wonderful recaps but I'm going to have to disagree with one thing. Yo Na gets a point because she did get her kiss. I call tie.

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I couldn't stop laughing after the successful kiss-lunge: Yo Na kicking her heels up with joy as Ri On wails and sinks out of frame. Ha!

I have to say, JS is pulling off a female character better than almost any man I've seen in a comedic role. He's really throwing himself into it - all those coy looks and terrifyingly teen-girl manipulations, he has them NAILED. Which is what makes Ri On's confusion so much better: "I can't hit a girl" and "oppa's clothes" followed by the instantaneous correction is brilliant. I'm actually quite impressed that they're giving Ri On complexity regarding Yo Na: he knows Do Hyun is a man, but his brain is telling him he's interacting with a woman, and rather than being disgusted and lashing out he's actually processing it and recognizing his own reactions.

It's more nuanced than I would've expected.

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Nuances! That is it exactly.

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-rather than being disgusted and lashing out he’s actually processing it and recognizing his own reactions-

thanks...it describe why I loved it

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What's more amazing about this scene is that once again, it was improvised by the actors. They really use the liberty the director gives them optimally, they amaze me

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i've been asking for yo-na to meet ri-on since foreveeerrr and writer-nim delivers! haha love how ri-on kept slipping and called himself oppa.. the look on both their faces! xD

yo-na, light of my life, you are rocking that pink tint, gurl

i'm honestly kind of bored with the whole seungjin family machinations, like yadda3 you're all evil just take a seat somewhere *yawns*

i wish the show will give me more otp development and the Oh family

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what brand is that lipstick? i need it in my life

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Kinda off-topic but I recognize the fortune teller!

She played Jihyo in SNL Korea's Frozen Flower parody. Song Jae-rim was Joo Jin-Mo. Kim Min-kyo was Jo In-sung. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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I was amazed at how awesome Yo Na was in this episode! Ji Sung is love! If the drama award giving bodies dont acknowledge him, I will personally make one and send it to him!

Thank you for the recap purplecow! Really appreciate it. Oh and I didn't mind the flashback at all. It still flows for me. This is just me though.

Also I get soooo affected when Ji Sung smiles! ??? heart just melts!!! Seriously!

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@gf you so right! Jisung smile.. ahhh.. (girls inside me dreaming..) and yes i relieved that indeed he is and oppa to me.. since others actor so young can't help my self feel so sinner to call them oppa when I'm older.. haha..
and back to topic.. jisung smile..... make me envy lee bo young.. haha..

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Aaaaaak totally agree. Now I have Ji Sung's smile running in my head 24/7 :(((

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yeah his smile should be declared illegal, it's lethal. Absolutely lethal! (see username)

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LOL! I got it - who do we get to bring you back? Or are you just now going to take over a clairvoyant to watch your kdramas and type?

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oh it's just a temporary out of body experience, hehe.

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That puppy smile!!! Now at random times I always imagine how LBY wakes up every morning to that smile......

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LBY is soooooooooooooooooooooo lucky...and she knows it

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Yeah, the flashback issues have been concerning me since the first few episodes. Also the CG, they better have a real basement rather than green/blue screen. Director-nim, make it better, please!
Nevertheless, the highlight of this episode is Yona. I don't know if I like the crowd at Hongdae or not. It can be amusing as the team would like viewers to know that we are a part of the family (they announce the location and time in social media though but I don't think they expect that many people. The power of Yona!), but yeah I still think it's better if the crowd's not there.
The fortune teller is hilarious!

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I think the crowd is a New Year's gift to KMHM fans if

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(continuing coz i accidentally submitted the comment)
I'm not mistaken

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I like the crowds lining the streets. It may be fan service, but it is better than shooting on empty streets at first dawn, which seems even less realistic.

If there are 3 persons, one running after another, shutting and hollering, against traffic in broad daylight, there would be ppl lined up to gawk at them. It's good that the show doesn't take itself too seriously. How could it, when Ji Sung looks like that. Plus, it's just fun.

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Did you see the BTS from that scene?
The girl fans were calling JS "Oppa" and he corrected them saying "Unni, unni" with his deep manly voice and cute smile.
Here is a link to the quick vid.

https://twitter.com/Fnovip2/status/568767727944404992

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This. Is. Gold. <3 <3 <3

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so much looove!

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Thank You! As Catali7 said this is gold! May I add studded with pink rubies.

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Thanks for sharing the video. It is the best bts I ever seen. ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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I actually noticed that the crowd only exists in Yo-na's perspective. Perhaps I'm wrong but I think it may have been the way Yo-na viewed the scenes. Oh but except in the back alley where Yo-na was cornering Ri-on. The crowd was visible there.

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Okay I just noticed that didn't make sense at all.

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Haha that's not entirely nonsensical. If she can conjure up the pink school uniform, maybe she can also imagine that the crowd is much bigger than it really is.

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Good point. Didn't notice that, I'll pay closer attention to those details.

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I just read this quote "The production team stated, 'Yona’s adorable charms will be maximized in the Hongdae scene, going back and forth between the reality and her imagination. Please anticipate how this scene will turn out in the drama, featuring the fans who participated in the open filming.'”
from here.

So they did want us to think it was "Yo-na's World."

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Thanks for that explanation, I am one of the few ones who didn't like the break of the 4th wall, I somehow don't like being reminded that what I am watching is 'not real' so I had similar issues with the new years greeting in the next episode :-(

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Thanks jomo for that explanation. The huge crowd of fangirls along the streets and lack of cars on set did bother me as I'm sure the production people could do a better job at dispersing the crowd for a few minutes to shoot the scene.

Of course, if it's "Yo-na's World" it made a lot more sense. Oh Yo-na..

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Ji Sung is just so fantastic! Love him for throwing himself w total abandon into his role, I mean roleS, in this drama.

Imagine those ppl standing on the street, watching the location shoot, seeing Ji Sung wearing a skirt, a pink jacket, and hair ornament, running down w street w a wiggle.

Thank you, Ji Sung ssi for such enjoyable viewing and a big laugh on a dreary winter day.

His acting has come a long way since "Save the Last Dance for me". I seem to remember his acting as being rather bland in it. What a transformation. Love.

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Couldn't agree more. He didn't hold anything back. From the voice, the gesture (applying lip tint while running), the sassy-ness, I mean which actor would want to be seen like that?

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and the adlib KISS!!! :)

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Was the kiss ad lib? "She" did seem hell bent on kissing him. Ji Sung puckering up, with lip gloss, and clamouring for a kiss. ROFL.

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Yes, I read in soompi that it was an adlib :)

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wow I must see that BTS ^__^

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It wasn't in the script, but the director asked them to do it and they agreed.

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And the accidental kiss during the rehearsal xD

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May I say that the actress looks a prettier in this ep than in the previous ones. Has the hair style changed? Or her make up? I'm not sure, but I do know that the fact that she has stopped "screeching like a banshee" as purple cow put it, certainly helps me to like her more in this show.

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Yes I think it's the hairstyle, she looks a lot prettier with the fringe

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I thought she looked better too. Her hair color is darker and the style is a little straighter. It is interesting what a small change can accomplish.

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well, she did scream at Yo-na to not touch her oppa, but that was justified, the poor man was terrified of her, ha.

I agree that Hwang Jung-eum's hair looks better, they gave her a slightly thicker fringe and a bob that looks less like it is one slip of the scissors away from becoming the dreaded bowl cut.

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How did Yo Na know Ri-On's name? In episode 9 where she first saw his photo and fell in love at first sight with Ri-On, I don't recall that his name was mentioned.

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hmm, all I remember is Yo-na keeps calling him Oppa and not on his first name, Ri-on.

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Yo Na called him Ri-On Oppa, right after he jumped and hugged Ri-On.

Actually for that scene, I was thinking of the wasted coffee that slipped out of Ri-On's hands! I bet those are empty cups though!

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I was confused as well, but I remember the last time Yona came out she snatched RJ's phone and just before she checked out (after falling from the stairs) she looked at RJ's phone and there was doodle of RO or whatever it's called, so I assume she already knew by then.

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Rijin said that Mr. Oh and Mr. Cha must not meet in episode 9. So I think Yona checked his name in the phone while they were running around.

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Thanks for the recap, purplecow!
But I think you missed an important part towards the end: the kid who was in the picture with Min So-Yeon. I thought that was a pretty important revelation.
I won't take names because some people reading this may not have seen the episode yet, but maybe they've already guessed...not sure if you left it out deliberately, but just thought I'd point it out.

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The 1st picture cracked me up! ???
Ji sung is an amazing actor but his ears cannot hide how he feel inside.
the ear colour almost matched the pink top! ????

agree with above comments, never laugh this hard on kdrama. *clapping*

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maybe his ears were red because it was cold outside. I didn't look carefully at the photo, but weren't most of the onlookers bundled up?

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It's the cold, all right.

Every single actor who's had a drama to film this winter has ended up with visibly red ears onscreen in outdoor scenes, from Lee Jong-seok to Ji Chang-wook and now Ji Sung. (just check any close-up where their ears are exposed - kiss scenes are usually the most obvious kind)

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Yes, and sometimes I get a bit anxious when I see these actors in their relatively few layers (and with their breath condensing in the cold), compared to all those quilted jackets and things that the crew would be wearing in the BTS footage.

Mind you, in the big kissing scene in Secret, Ji Sung's ears were also bright red, and it didn't look like it was winter...

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Playing so many personalities, some of them very emotional, w a lot of screen time,in a live shoot system, poor Ji Sung must not be getting much rest. He still looks fresh and 'pretty' as Yona. Simply Amazing! I've nothing but admiration for his professionalism, his art and his stamina.

This role was offered to other actors, one was Lee Seung Gi. I don't remember who the other actor was. The premise sounded weird and unpromising. But I'm really glad the role landed in Ji Sung's lap, n it has turned out so well. Our gain.

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It was Hyun Bin on the first place, but he chose Jekyll Hyde Me instead this drama. But I'm happy when Jisung took the role(s), he's rock!

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Thanks for the answer.

On paper, a drama featuring a hero that has 2 personalities makes more sense than 1 with 7. I remember when the post came out here to announce KMHM, everyone went: "NO, that's awful". Who could have known it'd turn out this well.

These two shows KMHM and HJM should go into textbooks for drama school students to show how writing n execution can make or break a show. Textbook cases.

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In this case, the more the merrier.

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True...LOL

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Love Lee Seung Gi, but I'm ultimately glad the role ended up with Ji Sung because he is nailing it!

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I finally caught up on all 14 episodes of this show. Just to say that this is the first K drama in a very very long time that I really wholeheartedly enjoyed. Plot, directing and acting - they are all there.

Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum FTW!!

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Couldn't agree more with you!the script,the plot etc are well written and Voila!!

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Thanks for the recap (it's posted earlier than usual or is it just me?)

Anyway, about the fans in the street in Yo-na's scene, some people actually were bothered by it and complained that it broke the mood (even PSJ went out of character for a moment if you look closely) but as you said, this is a self-aware drama and there is a lot of fan-service in it so I liked it in that sense.

There are also others who found it befitting because this is "Yo-na's world" quoting her own words and we know who Yo-na is : a hardcore fangirl living in a world of pretty oppas and in that moment she was having her moment with her oppa chasing after her while fangirls became on-lookers while her dream became reality, it's all in her mind-eye the same way SG sees himself with that tattoo that comes and goes whenever he appears then disappears.

I agree about the episode being slow but it's a nice change of pace, especially knowing what's awaiting us in the next episode

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Now that you mention 'Yona's world', that kind of makes sense. It's Yona's world, anyway. Like the pink uniform, the crowd could be part of it. Though I still think they didn't expect that much people but have to continue with shooting :D

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Wow! Even if that were not the intention of having the crowd there, it does work lyrically. Yo-na's world would have crowds taking pictures of her run like (not) a graceful gazelle through the streets, her Oppa (any Oppa) chasing her, lip gloss being amply applied.

What is it about girls and their lip products? I remember a neighbor of mine being addicted to rootbeer flavored lip smackers. LOL

Mostly I just love the SHOW that includes its fan in the joy. Because Yo-na is pure joy. That is why she is here.

"Oh my, I came out. Ah, really, this ^#@*. He only brings me out when he's having a difficulty! Seriously!
Agh! I'm so ^#@* pissed! God, seriously!
Ah.. what are these tears? Geez, this is so annoying. Ugh.
Well, whatever, it's Ahn Yona's world now."

I's so funny yet it's as heartbreaking that she has to exist at all, and separately from CDH. I can't wait to see how CDH breaks free in his own way once AYN is integrated.

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jomo - I must confess, I am also a flavoured lip balm/lipstick addict.

One reason is practicality - if it's cold, you need to keep your lips moisturised because chapped lips are really uncomfortable and can be painful, and the other is that it is pretty much second nature to just blindly swipe some on throughout the day. Also, if you are a girl who likes makeup, lipstick is much easier and more fun to apply than other kinds of makeup.

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Which makes YN's use of it genius writing or genius ad-libbing and SG's interest in it - shown here amazing writing.

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Hmmm.... I didn't think of it that way. I was one of the people who didn't quite like the crowd and lipstick, but if it is YoNa's imagination, then I can understand it.

I did adore JiSung's skip mid-run (did anyone notice?). Very manga like.

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So the psychosomatic tattoo is basically in SG's mind and no one else can see it? Yes, that explains a lot.

I kinda like the tattoo now.

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Yes, and some people noticed that Se Gi's red tattoo might be what Do Hyun/Se Gi's real tattoo would have looked like if it was finished (before Do Hyun woke up in episode 1).

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I touched my lips all day after Yo Na lands a kiss on Ri On's lips.

The chemistry between Ahn Yo Na & Oh Ri On was superb!! >.<

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Best on screen couple? ?

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...and the Best screen award is YONA AND RION! *pass the award to Jisung and Park Seo Yeon*

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LOL...LOL...LOL

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Thank you for the recap!
Yo Na gives me life! Her appearances come at just the right time! I think they should make a spin-off of just Yo Na. I would definitely watch that show!

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I LOVE JISUNG!!! He's so adorable in pink!

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In pink, with hair band! Don't forget that hair band! It pretties him up.

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He is so girly in that

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Ri-On was so funny in this episode! Especially when he caught himself thinking of Yo-Na as a girl!

1) What do you mean the 7th skill on a girl?
I just called her a girl...
I don't know anymore, geez!

2) What kind of girl, girl...that energy, energy!

3) This is the clothes that Oppa values the most.
Look at me. I'm calling myself Oppa...

I'm not sure if anyone could answer this, but I'll ask anyway: Hmmm, how come this time round Ri-Jin didn't ask Do-Hyun what caused Yo-Na to come out, or why Ri-On was with Do-Hyun/Yo-Na?

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I wasn't sure either, but @Lily brought out a good point.

Ri-on's worst nightmare would be meeting the swarm of bees that is YN, so after he kicked over CDH's beehive, he got what he deserved. Twisted, but it works for me.

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@ jomo & KDaddict?JCW

Yes, yes, I agree! :)

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I like RO being funny like this, much more than him being all love-sick over RJ, who obviously isn't into him romantically.

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I think ... It could be the professionalism wall between Do Hyun and Rijin already broke down. If Rijin thinks that Do Hyun is her friend, she wouldn't ask things that is sensitive to him and made him sad/stress. She would think of his safety first.

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Ri Jin & Do Hyun have the same father?? So, they're half siblings??

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No. They both appear to be children of affairs so they are not blood related, just both children from the Seungjin Group.
Different mothers and fathers for both.
I suppose they could be considered step-brother and sister or something like that.

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Of course not. Ri Jin's mom left Do Hyun's dad and had a child by another man. That may have been an additional reason for his abuse.

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No chingu, the writer would never allow that to happen.
Let us wait for the revelation of MSY and the chairman and everyone in the Cha family.
Or else, MBC is taking this drama's life to it's own grave.

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Yes Chingu. I totally cannot accept if it turns out like that.

My theory is always Do Hyun think they are blood related but they are not actually related. Writer nim must not sink this ship!!

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HAHA..yes!
I'll ban the writer in my list forever if he sinks this ship of ours!!! :)

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Absolutely Chingu!!! ??

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No way. It'd cause a riot if these two have been smooching for 10-16 eps, and then revealed to be siblings! This is a comedy.

Ri-jin's mom had an affair. So she doesn't even share 1 parent w DH at all.

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Hopefully... (Rolling my eyes writting I'm "hopeful" for affairs...) It would break my heart if they brother and sister.... Would be so BLEH....

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DH and RJ have different parents. So,They were half sibling in the family register.

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the yo-na scenes o m g LOL. poor ri-on.

yeah i definitely get what you mean about the flashback scenes. it's being used ALL THE TIME, and i've started getting very antsy during them in the more recent episodes because seriously, how many times have we watched that basement scene already?!?! With those few minutes we could've at the very least had an extra kiss scene!! Kisses!! Kisses are important!!! Or you know, plot development too. it's come to the point where it really does look like they're just using it as padding.

also, the family machinations are boring me to death. the grandma is doing a good job of being very hateful LOL. she makes me want to punch the computer screen every time she switches on those crazy eyes. i wish we got more OTP moments instead. :(

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Personally, without revealing too much, after watching episode 14, I hope the flashbacks will make more sense to all viewers. They really have not just one level of meanings. Just like Se Gi's "10 o'clock" line, sounded cheesy, cute and deadly charismatic in episode one, but suddenly in episode 14...... I can only say, WOW!!!!!! This writer deserves an award as well as Ji Sung, and the other actors/actresses in this drama. I don't think I see any forced or bad acting in this drama from anyone at all......

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oh yeah, that flashback sequence in ep 14 was pretty revelatory and well-done. but i still feel like there were quite a few moments where they didn't need to use flashbacks at all.

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Love your moniker!
And ep 14 is epic.

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[spoiler] Yes. it is so well played!!! I thought the fun will end with Rijin's funny thoughts but no!! It made so much sense!

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yeezz..beebeeshing...all the confusing conversations and the seems not so important scenes, finally make sense now, the writer is genius..LOL

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"but what I really loved was the running scene, when fans were allowed to line the streets and watch the filming. This show has always been self-aware, as we can see in the recurring bit where characters talk about what’s happening in front of their eyes as if it were a drama. Given that, it felt quite natural to have the fourth wall broken so spectacularly."

It's funny how I had the complete opposite reaction of you. While watching the scene, I was rather annoyed at the crowd because for me, it broke the fiction. Like I get that you love a drama and that you want to be there for the filming but I thought it was rather direspectful.

HOWEVER, I completely changed my opinion after reading your comment. Actually, what you said about the drama being self aware is true because I just remembered that in episode 14, when the family and Do Hyun are cheering for the New Year, all of them looked at the camera, like they were cheering for the viewers and it didn't feel awkward at all. It's like some kind of "clin d'oeil" (wink in English I believe) for them. I thought it was kinda cool at that moment to break the fiction/pause to be in RL/and to be again in the fiction like nothing happened XD. It's a nice touch.

Oh and I agree with your complain about flashbacks.

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I watched the cafe and chase me oppa scene four times.
I loved it.

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Poor Ri On, this is what you get from bothering our lovely CDH. Now, he has to think twice before make CDH stress again :))

Thanks for the recap!!

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"Now, he has to think twice before make CDH stress again"

Good point!

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mwahaha, now he knows exactly who is going to come out in Do-hyun's place if he causes him too much distress. Of all the reasons to keep your love rival happy....

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Truly is!! Does anyone realise Rion is sort of the trigger point for Yona's appearance? this running gag should be continued!! >___<

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we still have 6 episodes left, never know what gag will happen next ^__^

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Thanks again purplecrow!

What can I say?
I should have known from the start that we're more than halfway to the end and this episode will once again end with an emotional bang!

My love for this drama has become bigger and bigger and It came to the point that I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing because It's all I think about everyday.

I really really love all about KMHM especially because I know that the actors are wholeheartedly invested in this show that they are willing to do those adlib services and they are also enjoying it.It brings positive energy to the drama that makes us enjoy it a lot more.

So far, I can say that I'm ready for whatever genre is going to conquer the next episodes, be it melo or not coz we'll be having revelations after revelations.

So be still our hearts!!!

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Agree..

Not only the actors are emotionally invested in this show but we are too.

It's rare for me to be emotionally attached to a drama because I know it isn't real. But it's different with KMHM.

When DH and RJ are hurt, I also feel that my heart are torn into shreds and there are moments that I almost fainted when I couldn't stop crying because I almost couldn't bear the pain my heart felt during that time (Ep 14).

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I second that Aria and Cyril!

I think many of us feel the same, this show give us a true emotional attachment, never feel this way before with the other show, even the drama which is full of crying from the leads cant give us the same feeling like this

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huhu..It is so true chingu!! :(

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Thanks for the recap, purplecow!

I'm with you on the overuse of flashbacks - I get that the intent is to roll out information and add to the original memory, but frankly, unless the children you get for those parts are fantastic actors, it really doesn't work to give them so much screen time.

That and the sudden caught-in-almost-kiss freeze after Do-hyun went for Ri-jin's phone. Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum have chemistry that is positively electric and extremely natural at the same time, you don't have to stuff them into some unnatural kdrama cliche scene to show their changing feelings for each other when a mere gaze does the trick!

But there's still a lot to love about this episode, not least Yo-na. And Yo-na/Ri-on. And that amazing romp through Hongdae, ending in the epic three-way punchup! I almost cried tears of laughter over poor Ri-on's terror of her, now he knows what Ri-jin meant when he said there was a personality even more dangerous than Se-gi, haha! Se-gi can at least be cajoled into behaving because he likes Ri-jin and wants her approval, but that doesn't even come close to working on Yo-na!

And I did love the ending, Do-hyun's vulnerability combined with the courage it took to put it out there and ask her to see him as a man, is really ridiculously appealing. (I think we all knew from Day 1 that doctor-patient boundary thing was never going to work, this is a kdrama after all)

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What a wonderful episode!! SO hilarious!!! And yay, they are getting closer to solving the mystery

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Again, I love this Ep!

The "Death" Card in fortune telling means "the end of a situation."
For me, it depicts that the time RJ locked away her memory will soon end.By the time she remembers the past, she'll have to face obstacles but in the end, there will be a new day and a new chapter of life that awaits her.

By the way, I'm sorry If I'll rant here but I really am pissed off at the scene when DH and RJ was supposed to go on a date trip at the Snowflake Train and that foxy b**** call ruined the scene. I wanna throw bombs at her at that time I really wished Perry Park came out.

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I know! Me, too!!! She is a good reminder of all the bad drama second leads out there who NEVER GO AWAY. And it's always poor me, look at me.
I guess as much as we love to hate them, they probably are the most realistic personalities, since it isn't easy to let go of an obsession.

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Can she marry KJ now?..haha..i just don't want to see her around our OTP anymore.
BTW, we still have so many things to be answered drama, I wonder how KJ will have a relationship with RJ's character in the future. Maybe after they all know RJ's true identity that he will approach her?.
I'm confused, I'll just wait for the episodes because they always turn out better than I expect them to be.

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I agree about the death card part..
As for CY, don't bother our OTP anymore please!
I agree that you are looking for a man that truly loves you but can't you see that CDH don't really like you anymore?. Just marry KJ to end it all off because we are already having a heartache with all the hardships our OTP is experiencing right now and I know it'll continue in some more episodes.
Back off CY!

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haha..we are all the same :)
Let's call FP ajusshi and and this well :) haha

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Perry! Yes, he would have been perfect in that scene. With his 'Hawaiian' shirts he would have scared her off more than Yo Na. I can see him twirling her around on the dance floor and a look of utter horror on her face. Ha! (almost put twerking - snicker)

Thanks for the clarification on the 'Death' card. I like you interpretation much better.

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I just want to give a great big shout out to Park Seo Joon.
There is so much well deserved love for the acting of our OTP but truly we wouldn't be having this much fun if Ri On
didn't fit perfectly within this trio. He has acted with tremendous sensitivity and support for his "sister" and he also has fantastic rapport with both HJE and JS. He swings beautifully between absolute absurdity to complete seriousness in a heartbeat. He is adorable and sexy and a wonderful acter.

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I agree 100%.
His reactions to all of JS's antics show what a pro he is.

You could feel his fear at being called "Oppa" in that cafe in front of the other customers by a 37 year old chaebol in manly attire. I smiled all week remembering his frantic call to RJ. "PLEE-ZHA SHISTER!"

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“PLEE-
ZHA SHISTER!”
OMG haha

I totally like their english lines

"Sshtap Brother "

and in ep 14
"good catch"

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The "Good catch" was the best line ever.
She isn't supposed to be the one saying it, so it was perfect that she did. I love her confidence.

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Such great comedic chemistry and timing these 3 acters have

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Eh...hmm..cough cough...actually CDH is 28. Although Ji Sung is 37.

But Ji Sung nailed the role. :) Well, he even nailed the roles of 17 years old Yoo Sub And Yoo Na.

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As well preserved as JS is, his face shows more than 28 years on this earth, which is fine. I can pretend. Plus, I think it makes him able to act the part with more sensitivity.

This is what lovely JS really looked like around that age.
Baby face!

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He looks better now. He's probably one of the few actors who looks better (to me) as they age. Jang Dong Gun is another. Even Lee Bo Young looks better now.

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Awwww. Thanks for showing the Save the Last Dance Jisung. He is so adorable and reminds me how much I really love him as an actor when I was really young! Lol! He isnt the best then, but he sure is sincere and portrayed his role very well.

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yes, respect to Park Seo-joon too! Ri-on could easily have been just an obstacle between the OTP but I like that he has a genuine rapport with both of them and has mostly been a great brother to Ri-jin so far. And as an actor, it's great that he can absolutely match Ji Sung and Hwang Jun-eum so well, but the Ri-on/Yo-na scenes really stood out this ep - perfect horror comedy!

He got really good reviews for Witch's Romance, I hope we see him as lead in another series soon.

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Yes!!! I know right!! I am so glad that Ri on is not the typical 2nd male lead. It is the best kind of 2nd lead who geniuinely love his sister with so much layers. Park Seo Jeon is brilliant!!

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Regarding the OTP:
HJE's screaming n over acting almost made me give up on this show. Perhaps it was the director's idea n not her fault. Either way, it grated on me. I can't buy a psychiatrist who is so high strung, whatever her family dynamics. I only kept coming back for Ji Sung's acting. It isn't until this ep that RJ calmed down n I find HJE bearable.
PSJ is definitely a pleasant addition to the cast.

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Thanks for the recap Purplecow!

@KDaddict?JCW
I agree that HJE's facial expressions and shrieks were hard to take. I stayed on for the story and because I felt that given a change in the pace or scene, she would be able to also do more nuanced acting.

About the OTP and chemistry: strangely, after watching 13 episodes, I'm not too sold on their relationship. I don't feel the OTP chemistry as much as Ri Jin and Ri On's sibling chemistry... plus that RO is not always entirely just brotherly towards RJ, so there's a vague anticipation of other sparks that may fly. PSJ is more nuanced in his style, even in the comedic moments, which I like.

The best comedic chemistry was definitely between Ji Sung and PSJ, even without the kiss!! LOL!

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Completely agree and thank you for letting us hitch on your great shout out. “PLEE-ZHA SHISTER!”

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“Even if it’s only for two months,” Do-hyun asks, “can’t I be a man to you?”

Woo!!!
I love that this drama shows an OTP that doesn't hide their true feelings to the other one and in the end, realizes that he/she really needs the other one.

With the chemistry, It's electrifyingly natural and cute :) I really love our OTP moments but I also love more plot developments and I'm so ready for them for the next episodes to come.

This drama isn't ending yet I really know I'll really miss it to the bones. I hope to see them together in a project maybe three to four years from now.Thanks purplecrow!

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You're so right there.
They wouldn't be a well-known and well-loved pair in SK if they don't have that sizzling chemistry on and off-screen.
I agree that the more you see them together on screen, the more you want them to act together again.
I want them to be the recipient of the best couple award this Dec.

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Thank you for the wonderful recap.

The fortune teller saying RJ’s "juggling too many men" made me guffaw.

I love how as obvious as they are, there are so many call backs to strengthen the narrative: the wheel of fortune Tarot card, Oppa Ri-on hiding RJ's eyes from her crush, Ri-on using Se-gi's pick-up line...

I understand being wary of too many flashbacks. Weaker dramas use them continually to fill up time rather than film new stuff. This is slightly different though, as every time we see them, they are framed differently. Something has changed or a new piece of info is revealed.

This show gets a lot of lee way from me for any OTT content because they copped to it the first episode and haven't backed down yet. They are a melodrama telling the story with cartoonish antics along with touching quieter moments. As we have all said, it shouldn't work, but the cast makes it so watchable, and rewatchable.

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Ya, that's a really good line. It made me laugh to. How many men is she getting in CDH? 7 minus the 2 girls? LOL.

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