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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 6

Snap, crackle, and pop. Well our ghostess sure doesn’t waste any time. At this point, we’d be disappointed if she did, right? She’s always been about making the most of her precious remaining time, which makes sense given that she has the benefit of hindsight and is full of regrets about dying young. But today she actually starts to use that philosophy to influence the living, and a certain hoity-toity chef begins to soften around the edges.

 
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EPISODE 6 RECAP

In the split-second that Bong-sun is distracted by a producer calling out her name, Soon-ae sees her chance and repossesses her. She immediately takes out her phone and calls emergency to rescue her father, and then gets dragged back to the cooking show set.

Sun-woo tells her not to look at anyone else and just focus on the batter, and says that he’ll figure something out to make up for the lack of flour (which Bong-sun spilled on her last turn).

Soon-ae wills her father to hold on a little longer and hurriedly takes her turn in their cooking challenge. Thinking on her feet, she grabs the bean powder to substitute for the missing flour, completing their mission. She doesn’t even stay for final pleasantries, and dashes off to the emergency room.

She runs around terrified that the next ghost she sees will be Dad’s, but thankfully he’s awake and reaches out for her hand. Soon-ae is so overcome with relief that she hugs him and cries, “Father!” She learns from the doctor that it’s cirrhosis of the liver due to excessive drinking, but they’ve caught it early enough that it can be treated, just as long as he stops drinking.

Soon-ae nags her father that he should’ve quit drinking like she said, and he chuckles fondly, saying that she really sounds like his daughter when she nags like that. He figures that she called him father by accident when she first arrived, but says it was nice—for a moment in his haze, he thought his daughter had returned.

Soon-ae forces back her tears and says that he can just think of her as a daughter then, and he agrees that he already thinks of his daughter whenever she’s around. Little Bro Kyung-mo runs in wailing that he thought Dad had orphaned him, and Soon-ae yells that he shouldn’t have let Dad get to this state if he was so worried.

She drags him out by the ear to yell at him some more about getting his head out of his ass and taking care of Dad properly, and Kyung-mo scoffs that he’s Dad’s son, and she shouldn’t be acting like a daughter-in-law so early, no matter how much she likes him. Pfft.

Soon-ae whacks him upside the head and tells him to get it together, and Kyung-mo actually swoons a little, noting that it’s the first time a girl’s hit him on the head save for his noona. You are such a weird kid.

PD So-hyung comes by to congratulate Sun-woo on the inventive dish, and then passes down the order from her boss to swap Bong-sun out for a different assistant chef. They’re worried about another broadcast accident, but Sun-woo reminds her that they were the ones who insisted that she stay for continuity’s sake.

He defends Bong-sun and says it was her idea to add the bean powder today, and tells So-hyung that they come as a pair, so they can fire him if they really want. Aw. So-hyung tells him not to be overly sensitive about this, but he argues that he hires people for a minimum of six months before making any decisions, and finds them a place to go if he ever fires them. He calls it basic human etiquette, and walks out.

That night, Sun-woo listens at his window next to the storeroom to check if Bong-sun has come home, and sits up in bed wondering where she ran off to and if she’s okay. He finally caves and calls her, and she acts like she’s far away and drops the call, only to walk into his room a moment later. He grouses that she said she was far, and she croons that she’ll always show up right away, “Because I live inside your heart!”

Soon-ae’s sunny disposition is immediately evident, and he asks if she’s on an upswing, ironically referring to her manic state as a visiting ghost. She plops down on his bed and coaxes him to lie down for five minutes, and he wrangles free and insists that they go outside so they can talk.

Soon-ae whines, but quickly decides that doing it outside wouldn’t be bad either, and giggles before joining him out on the roof. Sun-woo wants to talk about her future and asks, “What is it that you want to do?” She sing-songs coyly, “You know what.”

He tells to be serious for a moment and asks if her dream is to be a chef, and says that she’s good on her feet and not without skill, but lacks basic training. He offers to formally take her under his wing to train (awwww), and Soon-ae agrees happily.

He warns her that he’s not kidding and will be hard on her, and she agrees that a tough guy is way more appealing. She aegyo-pokes him until he can’t help but break into a smile. So cute.

He wants to start right away and goes back to basic knife work, instructing her on how to cut different vegetables and why. He’s impressed that she’s quick to understand, but as the night wears on, Soon-ae grows tired of the endless chopping.

She lets the knife slip and cries out that she cut her finger, and Sun-woo rushes over in worry and sticks her finger in his mouth to suck out the blood. I dunno why, since it’s not a snake bite, but who cares.

He quickly discovers that she was joking and tells her to hurry up and finish the last few vegetables, so then she just attacks him with hugs and refuses to let go until he agrees to call it a night. I love that he starts laughing while arguing with her, and when he finally relents, she decides she doesn’t want to let go yet, and he starts wrestling her in turn.

Soon-ae looks around her converted storeroom and says that compared to sleeping downstairs, this is a hotel. She’s exhausted from the chef training session but decides it’ll be worth it because spending all that time with Sun-woo means that one thing will lead to another…

She fantasizes about him stirring a pot of sauce with his hand over hers. He turns her around to face him and backs her up, stopping to lift her up onto the counter and dropping pans in the process. Whoa, that was hot.

They kiss in slow motion and wrap their arms around each other, and Soon-ae snaps out of the fantasy squealing in delight.

That makes her wonder what Sun-woo is doing right now, and she gets excited thinking that he might be coming out of the shower with nothing on. She’s pretty damn close, since he’s walking out of the shower in nothing but shorts. When he hears her knocking on the door, he runs over to lock it just in time.

Soon-ae pouts at his door, then notes that the dog is now ignoring her because he’s mad that she yelled at him last time. Is it that, or something else?

In the morning, the staff is confused to find giant mounds of chopped vegetables in the kitchen, and Sun-woo steps in to take credit for it before Soon-ae can speak up. Sous chef Min-soo is disappointed to hear that his dish won’t be the special today because they have to use up these veggies first, and Soon-ae slinks away guiltily.

She asks Sun-woo why he took credit for the vegetables, and he tells her to keep their training a secret so that the others don’t misunderstand. She clings to his arm and asks coyly what kind of misunderstanding, and he bites down on her finger this time to wriggle free.

She calls out after him that that just makes her want to do it more, and Eun-hee comes by to ask, “Do what?” and Soon-ae pretends she was talking about exercise. When Eun-hee says she was worried about her the last few days, Soon-ae calls her concern burdensome, making Eun-hee feel awkward.

She calls her brother to check on Dad’s release from the hospital, and Kyung-mo is amazed that she got his number somehow. Dad likes her more and more, and Kyung-mo warns him not to be won over so easily, since he has yet to decide his heart.

Officer Sung-jae lurks around outside Dad’s restaurant, and is surprised when Dad and Kyung-mo walk up behind him. He acts like he was concerned when he heard about Dad’s collapse, though he looks almost disappointed to hear that he’ll be fine.

He asks who discovered him, and Kyung-mo says that’s the mystery, since the paramedics say that his daughter called them: “But it’s not like my noona came back from the dead or something.” That seems to pique Sung-jae’s curiosity.

Dad gives Sung-jae a drink and thanks him for always coming by like this, and Sung-jae tells him to take care of his health. But when he walks out, he throws the drink in a rage, smashing it against a car windshield.

Sun-woo takes Soon-ae with him to the fish market today, and the others start to notice that he keeps taking her with him wherever he goes. Joon in particular seems to linger on the thought. They run into Sung-jae on their way out, and at his mention of being worried about her at the police station the other day, Soon-ae belatedly acts like she remembers what he’s talking about.

Sun-woo uses the visit to the fish market as another lesson about touching and feeling things for herself to test quality, and Soon-ae immediately starts feeling him up: “What, you said touch and feel for myself.”

She’s impressed when she sees him in action though, all friendly with the shopkeepers and throwing around a country accent as he flirts and makes deals. He’s adorably attentive to her too, bringing her borrowed boots to wear when a deliveryman spills water on her sneakers, even stooping down to put them on her feet.

Her stomach is so growly that they stop to eat, and Soon-ae sneaks a half-finished plate of dumplings from the next table over, thinking they’ve been abandoned. The man at the next table comes back in wondering where his food went, and happens to recognize Sun-woo.

Sun-woo offers an autograph, but the guy is actually a high school classmate, and Sun-woo’s face hardens when he recognizes the guy. He tries his best to play it cool and even invites a group of their classmates over to his restaurant tonight, though Soon-ae can tell something’s not right.

Soon-ae asks about it on the car ride home, but Sun-woo doesn’t want to talk. A flashback confirms what we expect: The group of guys he just invited to his restaurant were the bullies who ragged on him in high school.

Kyung-mo runs over to Dad in excitement and shows him the wad of cash he just found on noona’s desk, but Dad tells him to put it back where he found it. Kyung-mo complains that Dad won’t touch anything of noona’s, as if she isn’t really dead—he hasn’t even stopped paying her cell phone bill. Kyung-mo storms out crying that Dad loves his dead daughter more than his living son, and Dad deflates. He calls Soon-ae’s number just to try it again, but there’s no answer.

After taking Eun-hee to the hospital, Sung-jae takes her home and tells her not to be too disappointed and that they’ll just keep trying to have kids. He asks about Bong-sun being forgetful (Eun-hee says that’s not like her) and whether she’s friendly with Sun-woo, which she says wasn’t really the case before, but she seems to have changed lately.

Once he’s gone, Eun-hee finds something wedged in between two drawers in Sung-jae’s desk, and pulls out an old cell phone with a cracked screen. Aack, that’s Soon-ae’s phone, isn’t it? She doesn’t think much of it and puts it back in the drawer.

Sun-woo tells his staff that his friends are coming tonight, and changes up the special yet again, much to Min-soo’s ire. He goes totally overboard and plans dishes with the most expensive ingredients, and calls for the special tablecloths he got from Italy and the awards he’s won to be out on display.

He looks over every last detail with a fine-toothed comb and waits nervously for his friends to arrive, though he’s disappointed when the lead bully Chul-min isn’t with them because he’s coming straight from work.

The guys are super impressed when Sun-woo’s staff hangs on his every word and reacts with military precision at his orders, and Sun-woo enjoys acting like a hotshot (well, more than usual). The staff gapes at the expensive wine and food being trotted out and wonders what’s gotten into their chef.

Bully Chul-min finally arrives, and Sun-woo takes on a mean passive-aggressive streak to his words, noting that Chul-min has let himself go. He offers to serve up anything he wants to eat, and adds that he used to do the same in high school: “I probably got my money stolen too.” Chul-min looks chastised at his words, while the others hurry to fill the awkward silence.

It’s not long before Chul-min gets up to leave, and Sun-woo follows him outside. Soon-ae comes out with more dishes and overhears the others talking about how different things are now that Sun-woo is successful, when he used to be the nobody under Chul-min’s thumb.

Sun-woo acts all sad that Chul-min has to leave early, and insists on giving him cab fare too. Chul-min swallows his pride and takes the money, and admits that he’s a vacuum salesman and times are tough, and asks if he knows anyone who might need vacuums.

It takes all the air right out of Sun-woo’s sails, making him suddenly feel so small and petty. The feeling lingers with him long after the night is over, and he sits in the dark by himself, lost in thought. Soon-ae notices all of this and tries to perk him up, but he tells her to train on her own tonight.

She whips up a pancake to bring to the rooftop where he’s drinking alone, and shoves a piece in his mouth against his protests. He offers faint praise and she runs with it, declaring him an amazing chef because one lesson with him and she’s so much better. He smiles at that and tells her to just put him back where she found him if she’s going to turn him all topsy-turvy like that.

She says he looks so handsome when he smiles and rests her head on his shoulder as she says in her cutesy voice: “It makes me want to pluck you.” HA. He snaps at her to stop with that doing-it talk, because it makes him dart awake in the middle of the night.

She doesn’t see why unless… he’s a virgin. She gasps, “Really? WHY?” He insists that he’s not, which she doesn’t believe. He shouts back, “You’d be in big trouble!” and she hilariously crows, “I want to be in trouble with you. I really want to be in trouble.” LOL.

She takes on a world-wearied bent to her words and reasons that life is shorter than you think, and it’s better to just forgive and lose sometimes, as long as you can spend your days being happy. She points out that the one who forgives is the one who can sleep easy, and that seems to speak to Sun-woo’s angst.

Soon-ae says that there isn’t much to being happy and demonstrates with a bite of food and a swig of beer to wash your troubles away, and Sun-woo agrees that she’s right. He complains whens he wants to take a selca but poses on cue, of course.

She swoons at the moonlight and lies down on his leg as a pillow, and behaves herself for about two seconds before reaching up his leg with her wandering hands. Naughty girl. He pulls her hand away but lets her stay there, and says gently that her pancake is seasoned well but not quite up to snuff. He offers to take her to a place that has the best pancakes in town “for training,” and she excitedly makes him pinky-swear.

He starts to get up to go to bed so she latches onto him, and by now I swear I can’t tell if he’s fighting her or hugging her back. I love that when he cries out that she’s hurting his back, she quickly retreats. Can’t have him putting his back out!

Soon-ae goes to visit Dad in the morning, and when she hears that the doctor ordered light exercise, she suggests a hike. Dad says that his daughter used to come up here every morning, and regrets never joining like she had always wanted.

He sighs that he’s just full of regrets and tells Bong-sun not to live that way, and they make plans to take morning hikes together from now on.

Sun-woo surprises Min-soo by finally putting his spinach pasta special on today’s lunch menu, and Min-soo clutches the menu board like he might take it back any second. Sun-woo and Soon-ae exchange a little glance and a tiny smile like he’s taking her words to heart, and Joon picks up on it.

Joon takes Soon-ae to the locker room for a chat and asks if she’s got something going on with Sun-woo, and starts to ask what’s up with her, but stops midway. He starts to walk off but turns back to tell her not to be stupid and get herself hurt. Ugh, stop making me swoon! Soon-ae has no idea what he’s saying, but finds it dreamy anyway.

Sun-woo’s mom has really taken a shine to Shaman Unni, and calls her to meet for coffee for no real reason other than to hang. The shaman grumbles that this is all Soon-ae’s fault, and is convinced that she’s hiding somewhere close by. Just then, a woman walks into the coffee shop, ringing the chime on the door, and Shaman Unni has an epiphany.

At the restaurant, Sun-woo bites the bullet and calls Bully Chul-min to offer up some contacts who might need vacuums, but Chul-min speaks up first and says that he shouldn’t have asked Sun-woo for help like that, feeling ashamed about it now.

Sun-woo says to ask if he changes his mind, and at the last second Chul-min says, “Sun-woo-ya, I’m sorry for the past.” It surprises him, but Sun-woo accepts it and tells him it’s all in the past, and ends the call with a smile on his face.

Soon-ae comes out to make sure he hasn’t forgotten about their pancake date, and he assures her that he’ll come by to pick her up later. She decides that today is D-Day and rifles through Bong-sun’s clothes, finally resorting to cutting them up to make something suitable.

She duct-tape-waxes her legs (oowww) and uses air freshener as perfume, and skips out in anticipation of the night ahead.

Sun-woo waits on the corner where they promised to meet, wondering why he’s being made to wait when it’s not even a real date (you sure look like you’re dressed for a date though), and Soon-ae hurries when she realizes how much time has passed.

But she’s stopped in her tracks by Shaman Unni, who says that she’s been hiding right under her nose all this time. Soon-ae tries her best to play dumb, but Shaman Unni is on to her and rings her bell collar to prove her point.

With no other choice, Soon-ae takes off at a run, and Shaman Unni gives chase. She finally gets close enough to reach out with her magical stick, and Bong-sun and Soon-ae split on contact. Soon-ae hops a ride on a bus and Shaman Unni follows, leaving Bong-sun standing in the street utterly spun around.

She walks along in a daze until she comes upon Sun-woo, waiting on her for their date.

 
COMMENTS

Yay, I’m so glad that Bong-sun is the one who gets to go on their not-a-date. She deserves a night of Sun-woo being sweet to her after missing out on all their other cute moments. This time around, I thought Soon-ae had a good reason for possessing her, though obviously she’ll always be in the wrong morally when it comes to taking over Bong-sun’s body without permission. She is a ghost, after all, so I don’t exactly expect her to be respectful or considerate, but I’m still holding out hope that she’ll learn to be more respectful of Bong-sun’s life, and that they’ll influence each other more directly from here on out. There’s so much good they could do for each other, if only they could get beyond the obvious reasons that they’re in opposition to one another. Bong-sun is the one with the future—in cooking, in Sun-woo’s life—and I want Soon-ae to start looking beyond her short-term goal of getting some and moving on (not that her fixation with Sun-woo’s nekkid body isn’t good for laughs).

Soon-ae is certainly capable of empathy and concern for others, as she’s shown repeatedly with her father and now even with Sun-woo. And now that she has a stronger motivation to keep Bong-sun tied to her father for his health, maybe they can reach some kind of agreement to help each other out. Maybe Bong-sun really could become Dad’s surrogate daughter. She certainly could use the family. Poor Dad really is hanging on by a thread, but I’m thankful for Soon-ae’s sake that he hasn’t touched a thing in her room or turned off her cell phone, because it’ll come in handy when we’re looking for her killer. Assuming she was killed, of course, but it’s looking more and more like she was, and quite possibly by Shady Officer Sung-jae (or the malevolent ghost riding his body, eep). I like that he’s gone from creepy mystery guy to a growing active threat already, as he starts to clue in on Bong-sun’s odd changes in behavior. There’s no telling what he’ll do to hide his crimes, and that gives the plot a nice jolt of tension.

I’m so glad that Sun-woo’s defenses are starting to crack where Bong-sun/Soon-ae are concerned, more for Jo Jung-seok’s sake than anything—it’s written all over his face that he finds her utterly adorable, and I love how realistic it makes his begrudging affection, saying one thing and doing the opposite. Her open adoration feeds his enormous ego too, but it’s even better when she’s able to make him feel better about himself in the ways that really matter, like when he’s feeling really small and petty for holding a high school grudge and needs the nudge to grow up and forgive. I found his arc today especially poignant for his character, because he seems to have built his tough, confident identity around his anger at having been bullied as a teen. It was why he was so hard on Bong-sun before, and why he continues to be so outwardly haughty now—to keep others from thinking he’s an easy target.

When he invites his friends to dinner, the expectation is that they’ll treat him the same way that they used to, but it was a nice twist to see that everything went the way he wanted… but he was left feeling dissatisfied. I cringed when he kept harping on the past and showing off, but thought more of him for being self-aware enough to realize in the moment how little it meant now. Making his bully feel weak and guilty actually did very little to make up for the torment he’d been holding onto all this time, and Soon-ae was smart enough to pick up on what he was feeling and give him advice without puncturing his ego about it. Of course it’d be a lie to say that it isn’t satisfying to know that the bullied kid grew up a strong, respected leader while the bully became a washed-up salesman, but the point is that Sun-woo didn’t really need that pain to define him anymore, and being the bigger person was actually better for his own happiness. It’s nice to see him growing up, and even better that Bong-sun/Soon-ae is the reason why. He’ll be falling head over heels in no time. And until then, I wouldn’t mind biding my time with more fantasies.

 
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Love this episode!!

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Thank you, girlfriday, for this recap! I just finished the episode and came here to find you just uploaded the recap :D

I was actually pretty disappointed at the beginning of the episode that it was going to be Soon Ae again and not Bong Sun, which deflated this episode a little for me at the start, but quickly washed away because this drama is awesome. I loved Sun Woo's arc with his past bullying being such a poignant part of his growth, and defined how he became and how he is today, only to find that the people who were mean to him treated him well now not just because he's famous but because they grew up too. The bully scenes made me cringe with second-hand embarrassment so much that I actually had to pause a few times to get rid of all the 닭살 before starting again LOL

I love love love that it's going to be Bong Sun on the date, because it seemed like all the moments of character revelation for Sun Woo happened with Soon Ae, and while I enjoy her character, she needs to find peace in her being as a ghost to move on and not interrupt a living person's life. I do hope they'll work together to help dad because those scenes warm my heart so much, and the family is really struggling with the loss of Soon Ae. I also hope they'll work together to solve Soon Ae's mysterious death, and figure out what in the world is going on with Sung Jae. I'm still very curious as to what's going to happen there.

All in all, still loving it! It's going to be a long week ...

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Had to add this in hahaha but I love how frank this drama is about physical intimacy. It is not afraid to go there which seems very frank and real and it is so much fun!

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I couldn't believe where Soo-ae's hand was heading before chef batted it away! I can't believe they went there!

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haha ikr it's like a different S.Korea in this show, all open and liberal

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Well, this is a cable show so they have a lot more freedom to go there than the 3 major public broadcasts.

Then there is the S.Korean movies where there's nothing left to the imagination.

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yupp exactly all of my thoughts. Loved this week's episodes.

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Oh and I also wanted to add that the fantasy kitchen scene was so HOoOoT! lol

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It's not like I replayed that scene or anything ...

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Well, considering that it was the phantasy of a horny virgin ghost with a rather long record of sexual assault, it was surprisingly tame.

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I had to reread GF take on it. At first I thought she wrote "dropping pants" in the process haha.

These two are so good together I'd ship them irl if Jung-seok wasn't married.

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LOL

and he's not married yet, is he? last time I heard, he's dating singer Gummy?

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My mistake. I thought he was married already.

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ooooooooh. Joon had me swooning at that locker scene..damn! but holy crap that kitchen kiss was something else! love it!! even if it was a fantasy! more please!! :))) but really glad Bongsun is going on this date with Sunwoo. Please more character development for her! thank you!!

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Why is Soon-ae no longer stuck in Bongsuns body like the first time she possessed the body? She can just split on demand now, right?

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No its because the shaman touched Bong Sun's body with that spiritual stick.

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It appears that the Shaman lady's stick was just barely able to touch Bong Sun and that pushed Soon-Ae out of her body.

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Gosh that Kitchen kiss was so hot and unexpected. I loved it.
I just really love Soon Ae in Bong Sun's body. I love the chemistry. Real Bong Sun is kinda dull. Ahh why cant Bong Sun inherit Soon Ae's personality? Lol.
The chef is so hot. And I cried during his high school friends' scene because partly I also feel that way. I have always hoped that one day I can show my cool self to those who belittled me in secondary school. It means so much because your childhood was ruined but you can never feel satisfied because once you grow up, that little revenge seems so petty.
That's why I hate bullies so much. They can change a person so much and yet it means nothing.

I am still so angry. I need me my own posessed Bong Sun to tell me its all okay.

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You know, I felt the same way in high school (secondary school). But you know what happened? I went to college and met people that accepted me for what I was and treated me differently. Since then I never looked back and really never cared to go back to hang out with those old time people from the past because they weren't important enough for me by a long shot.

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What a great episode. I really hope that the evil cop doesn't figure out that Soon Ae is the ghost occupying Bong's body. If he recognizes that, and if he really was behind Soon Ae's death, that would make things dangerous for Bong.

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I was thinking that the story will probably go that way. There's going to be rather more of Sung Jae and more tension/danger for both Bong Sun and Soon Ae, I believe, solely based on the fact that SJ is considered one of the 4 leads of this show. :)

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They will definitely go there. He is already suspicious and I believe he will track down that 911 call too.

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The marriage is quite mysterious and so far his wife found Soon Ae's broken phone, she'd finished on a wheelchair as well, let's see what'll happen...

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I was actually thinking how would Sung Jae realise that Soon Ae is occupying Bong Sun's body. Until I realised if Sung Jae is being possessed by a ghost then that means he can see other ghosts as well. So if he happened by chance to see both Soon Ae and Bong Sun interacting then boom there goes his proof.

Plus maybe Bong Sun's sudden change in personality could be signs of body posession to him, as he himself as "experienced" this I guess?

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I am not sure how I feel about the former victim sticking the needles into the former bully.

It makes me feel bad and awkward to see it. There is nothing gained by it. We are all adults now mostly, bygones?

Would you feel bad about your former bully landing on hard times? Good? Ambivalent?

I just want people to live in peace but people just cant let go and it makes for all sorts of weird feels.

Just sayin.

Love u GF.

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Wasn't that the whole point of that storyline? Sun Woo did not feel happy seeing his former bully struggling.

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I thought they made an excellent point there.

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It has been said a thousand times but I'll say it again.

PARK BO YOUNG IS AMAZING!!

She sells the comedy, the drama, the sexiness and everything else in between.

I can't wait for the next episode.

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Oh my gosh how can Park Bo Young be so utterly adorable?!!! She is just so lovable! I love Jo Jung Seok, as Eun Shi Kyung in King 2 Hearts; he was so amazing (remember the scene where he got the bird for the princess? He was so nervous and the stuttering.... it felt so real and palpable!) But I'm loving him as Kang Sun Woo Chef-Nim too. So prickly but caring. Absolutely love this show.

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I absolutely adore the kitchen kiss. This drama is one of a few in recent years that portray adult intimacy in a romantic yet realistic way; or it's just that the acting skills of both actors are damn good. I mean, Jo Jung-Seok seems to like Bo-Young for real in order to look at her with that lingering and desiring gaze...<3

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he already has a GF....singer Gummy

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LOVING this drama!!! A whole week until next episode!! KYAAAAHHH how will I liiiiiiiiiive?!?!?!

I'm DYING to know what's up with Sung-jae and Soon-ae's death. I was really holding out that Soon-ae's just in limbo or something and not actually dead. But from this episode, it really sounds like she's dead-dead. I guess I can't have everything I want in life. :(

Also super excited that Bong-sun is going on this not-a-date. I CAN'T WAIIITTT dang it!!! I need more of this drama! <3 <3

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Cheeeeeeef!

Jung-Seok is amazing <3.

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Thanks very much GF!

After reading your recap, I had to go back to re-watch the episode to see if I could tell that JJS finds PBY adorable LOL!! Not sure, but I really need to watch all their behind-the-scenes... it must have been a riot! :)

I find this show delightful. There's so much going for it. A creepy murder?-mystery to solve, a ghost to be saved, a resolution for a family to find, a romance to blossom.

Soon Ae is just so cute and so deplorable by turns! I can't stop feeling both amused and aghast by her, but mainly amused. Chef's self control has to be iron clad with that much invitation and willingness literally thrown onto his lap. I think I had a big grin on my face and burst out laughing several times at Soon Ae's antics in all their together moments. And if that was just a fantasy, it was one of the hottest in family-viewing-time kdramaland that I've seen in a long while. :D Hurry up and make it real! LOL!

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I’m glad the possession didn’t last, but I truly believe Sun Woo is falling for Soon Ae and not Bong Sun. He totally likes hanging out with Soon Ae’s refreshing personality, and although he would never admit it, he’s flattered by her wanting to do it with him. Even though we know he’s a fan of Bong Sun’s cooking blog, but the person whose cooking Sun Woo admires is Soon Ae since she was the one who helped him win the show both times, and the person whom Sun Woo wants to train to become a better chef is Soon Ae. He was only worried about Bong Sun because she wasn’t acting like Soon Ae. So I feel the writers are going to have a hard time convincing us Sun Woo actually likes Bong Sun.

Sun Woo getting his revenge on his high school friends brought tears to my eyes. What he did may feel good at that moment, but afterwards, you feel like crap. I felt sorry for Chul Min even though you shouldn't feel sorry for bullies, but Sun Woo belittling him by giving him taxi money must have made him feel so small. I'm glad Chul Min had the chance to apologize; that must have been a load off of both of their shoulders. After all, forgiveness is the key to happiness.

Thanks for the recap, girlfriday!

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Your concerns about who Sun Woo is falling for are my thoughts exactly. As I watch the drama I see him falling for Soon-Ae (her come ons, her cooking, her advice, her moments that begrundginly make him smile and boost his ego, hell even her hair down, nice make up, and cute dress to impress at the end of the ep was Soon-Ae's doing) and showing the same kind of concern that he would show for any of his employees (maybe just a smudge more due to the connection of timid identities) with Bong-Sun, Bong-Sun. Basically the writers are making me ship Soon-Ae with Chef and I can see that they want me to ship and that the end game will be Bong-Sun/Sun-Woo (she is the one who is alive after all). However the writers are really going to have to show me connections between Sun-woo and Bong-sun before imma buy such a things because shared blog postings, and some bull about him always thinking both personalities were the same girl because he believed she were bipolar so it all makes sense (um not really cause he likes her when she is having a "manic" episode and not when she is herself?) just won't cut it for me.

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You just said everything I was thinking in reguards to the romance. I've mentioned this before, but it's giving me unwanted School 2015 flashbacks. In that show they never convinced me that Yi-an liked Eun-bi over Eun-byul, and I'm worried that the same thing will happen with Sun-woo, Bong-sun, and Soon-ae. That would be so disappointing since this is clearly a much better drama! There's no way for Sun-woo and Soon-ae to end up together (if she really is dead) so I dont see what the writers are doing with them. I guess they could pair Bong-sun with Joon, they have about the same amount of screen time I guess.

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It's impossible for him to "fall in love with Soon-ae instead of Bong-sun".

You cannot fall in love with a person you don't know. In fact, you cannot fall in love with a person period. You can only fall in love with your idea of a person, and in his mind, both characters are bipolar parts of Bong-sun.

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Woah, one hot fantasy kitchen kiss, but I was kinda hoping it would turn out to be Sun Woo doing the fantasising;)
Feeling a bit uncomfortable about the ethics of Soon-æ using Bong Sun's body for sexy times - technically it is sexual assault against Bong Sun and that is utterly wrong.
Hmm. Now I feel dirty for liking this drama so much...

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not just her but sun woo too since he would be thinking he was with a person and he was with another. Think of a twin sleeping with the boyfriend of her sister.

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Yeah, the more I think about it, the more horrified I feel for Bong Sun and Sun Woo (and all the other women and men Soon-ae has 'tried out' up till now)... Come on kdrama, its not a new concept, its spelled C-O-N-S-E-N-T. Really really really hope the writers resolve this one ethically.

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sure, soon-ae possessing bong-sun and other women's bodies without permission is morally dubious, but i feel like it's a bit mistaken to apply that to this fictional world, where ghosts are abound and possession occurs very frequently- ghosts possess humans just because they want to feel human again, or to resolve grudges, relieve their hunger, or because they've become evil after three years of wandering. we've already had all the explanation of who soon-ae is and what she believes her grudges are that keep her from going on to the other side (virginity) vs what we suspect is the true reason preventing her from doing that (wrongful death).

with all the men that became hypothermic- she didn't assault them or rape them, it was consensual because she used the bodies of beautiful women to seduce them. they only become hypothermic because they didn't have the vitality to withstand her chills.

so, even though it is indeed a bit morally questionable for soon-ae to possess bodies without permission and though i hope that bong-sun will actively resist being possessed against her will from now on or else work out a compromise, i think it's mistaken to fling around the word "rape" and hate on soon-ae for being selfish, immoral, etc.

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The hypothermic men consented to sexy time with the one 'person' believing they were doing it with another. Imagine one of these men encountering the now non-possessed, and potentially very distressed woman afterwards.
In our 'real world' ghosty ménages à trois (i hope) do not happen, but if they did, this would be an issue of sexual assault in the absence of consent for both the male and possessed female.
I know that if I was possessed by a ghost, and my body was used by that ghost to engage in sexual activities with someone else, I sure as hell would be calling it sexual assault. If I was the man, I'd have been placed in the situation where I was misled and therefore violated, plus I'd be facing the very real risk of being accused of violating the woman who was possessed.
Much messiness, which I am praying will be sorted out ethically. And also I'm now hoping that this drama will be raising useful questions and conversations about consent amongst drama viewers who might otherwise get so caught up in the romance and feels that they overlook the disturbing morality and ethics of the situation.

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It's not a mistake to use the word "rape" for what Soon Ae tries to do. If she ever succeeded, she would have been using a woman's body to sleep with a man. The woman, who did NOT give consent whatsoever, would then be raped. It's very similar to being raped while sleeping. These women are unconscious for the most part and cannot consent, and if Soon Ae succeeded, they would have been penetrated/touched against their will.

I understand why you'd want to justify Soon Ae or whatever, and I do think it's partially the fault of the writers for giving us such an unethical situation and making it seem like some kind of quirky thing that's normal for ghosts to do, but to act like people are overreacting when they call it rape or sexual assault is very dismissive. It's not just "morally questionable" - it'd literally be rape.

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I know it is just the sixth ep but I really dont understand hoe the chef would end up with Bong Sun???? not only physically but Soon Ae is able to get closer to him, even emotionally, he likes to spend his time with Soon Ae not Bong Sun. For the real Bong Sun he can feel only pity, sympathy only. Where as, Joon actually cares about Bong Sun, he does not seem to be very comfortable or happy with Bong Sun's new personality (Soon Ae) .

Being only a blog follower would not be sufficient to pair up those too plus I feel though Soon Ae just wants to do it with the chef, soon she would fall for him

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For one, Sun-Woo and Bong-Sun have much more in common than Sun-Woo and Soon-Ae do. Not just the blog, his personality as a child is just like Bong-Sun's as well. For me, the most intimate scene in the drama was when Bong-Sun and Sun-Woo were separated by a wall, communicating to each other, enjoying the exact same things.

Sun-Woo didn't fall for Soon-Ae's personality. If that were true he would have fallen for Bong-Sun BEFORE Soon-Ae left her body the first time. He likes the two Bong-Suns right now.

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you better let them know. they are giving us small clues that he likes her online and off. if he didnt like BS before why would he put up with her being all forward now?

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I love how Soon-ae is so awesome and how Sung-Jae and her interact honestly I kind of in the moment don't like Bong-sun moments cause of how shy and silent she is and I know that sooner or later Soon-ae will have to go and Bong-sun will be the one to stay with Sung-jae and I hope the drama will help me change my opinion when it happens cause I feel for Soon-ae what I felt for Shin Se Gi in "Kill Me Heal Me" I cared for him so much I cried so much in his departure but either way Sung-Jae is so HOT lol

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I'm also worried about how they're handling the romance. The way I see it, romantic feelings are being developed for Soon Ae, not Bong Sun. I'm also curious how Koreans find Soon As using Bong Sun to have sex without permission. Even if it hasn't happened yet, the intent is still traumatizing D:

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tbh I blame the writers for it. They might make something out of it, but it seems like Soon Ae using women's bodies to sleep with men and satisfy herself is being played off as a quirk that makes her an interesting and forward woman. She's not as bound by human ethics, maybe, but.. it's just not a situation I can justify at all. I don't hate Soon Ae (I actually kind of like her), but this is just a mess I can't get behind.

I agree about the romance, too. I'm a bit worried that he's not falling for Bong Sun. I do think there is a connection there. Bong Sun is how he used to be as a teenager, so he sees himself in her. They have likes in common, and I think he'd like the real Bong Sun who's not trapped by social anxiety, lack of confidence, and overwhelming fear (we see her when she's posting on her blog and in the moments when she's relaxed, and I love it). He also seems to like Soon Ae in Bong Sun's body, though, so I'm not sure where this is going. I'm thinking he either likes both or he likes Soon Ae and feels some sense of protectiveness over Bong Sun because she's so similar to how he used to be.

I'm commenting like months after this show ended, so I bet you all already finished it long ago and know what happens lmao.

And I know this is never going to happen, but I'd love Bong Sun and Joon together. They'd probably have a very serene relationship, which I think would be good for someone like Bong Sun. Even if she develops into a more assertive, outgoing person, I think she'll still be introverted and moderately shy.

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The writers are obviously building the emotional connection between Sun-woo and Soon-ar, not Bong-sun, and so I am out Nothing wrong with what they're doing (...at least not yet - there are plenty of potential problems down the road), but I'm pretty disappointed that this drama is going in a different direction than I wanted it to go.

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Seriously, this drama is going to be one of my favorites ever ! I feel so grateful for this year because in 2014, there weren't a lot of KDramas for my liking so yeah, I am spazzing so hard ! I just hope it won't go à la High Society and disappoint me in the latter episodes. I used to love that drama so much at the beginning ... (sigh).

Park Bo Young is seriously amazing. Like super amazing. She gives so much life to her characters, it is sooo crazy. It is like she is really posseded ! So much talent onscreen, it is killing me. I just can't handle how she throws herself for her performance. It is magic, haha.
Like others, I am quite worried for Bong Sun though. Of course, Soo-Ae is awesome but you know, it is BS' body and Sun Woo is supposed to fall in love with her, like her real self. But I am not that worried. I am sure the writer didn't forget about it and really thought it throught.

Damn damn damn, what the heck I am going to do with Jo Jun Seok ! I already fell for him and his gorgeous voice when he appeared in Running Man and now, this performance ? Too much hotness O.O
That kiss was so sexy ! I giggled like a little girl. Couldnt stop blushing either ... Yeah whatever, I just need to find someone like him, huh ?
All their interactions are really great ! Not just Soo-Ae and Sun Woo but with Bong Sun too. I like that the latter connects with him through her cooking recipe site. I am hoping to see more of the two of them ! It seems next episode is going to be all about them so yeaah !

Gah, brother in law is making me sweat in fear. Goosebumps all over. I didnt want to believe it because I have such a soft spot for Im Jo Hwan but I guess he is a baddie. A hot and cutie baddie (double sigh). Love how he portrays him though. That change os expression when he closes the door ? So damn scary.

I love all the characters too. The mother is so beautiful and I am pretty sure that the actress played the mother in Scandal ? Shim Eun Kyung ? Not to be confused with the young and very popular movie star though.

I really like the cooking part too. Overall, it has been so delightful that I didnt even notice that time was flying by. Crazy crazy crazy !

Ah and I completed related about Sunwoo's situation. Years later, meeting his old "bullies" and wanting to show off and all, it is completely understandable. And yet, you realize it is not that satisfying to see the other struggling even though you wished for it to happen in your darken days.

Thanks for the recap as usual and I cant wait for next week !

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hehehe omg.. is it wrong for me to ship bong sun with lil bro? i think i may be the only one

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You are not alone insofar as the brother himself also does ...

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This drama is daebak!!!! Also the ratings from episode 1 up to now is daebak!!!!

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There' s no doubt PBY is the main lead, but i think SA is character main lead and i love it. Though dirty talk and some skinship was tolerable i wish that "do it" things, writer doesn't go there with BS body. I love BS with Joon and chef with SA, because obviously chef is start falling in love with SA and sympathy with BS since he feels there are some resemblance with the past him and BS.

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I think this drama would be more fun if bong sun was aware of what was happening to her. Like the whole time soon ae is in control of her body bon sun is there like noo stop it! Don't touch that! How could you say that! Haha I think it would make it more fun. Then maybe bong sun could use this as the push to me more open and talkative like soon ae. The whole issue was she was too timid and shy. Well soon ae took care of that haha. Then they could learn from each other and both grow. At this rate it will be hard for me to root for sung woo and bong sun. Yes he likes her initially but it's soon ae's spark that is sealing the deal. And if bong sun isn't going to grow and open up when soon ae leaves for good will they just break up? And I remember from the teasers that he does finally agree to sleep with her. So basically he has sex with bong sun and she won't even remember or be able to consent because it was soon ae. That's kinda awful.

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I was thinking the same thing! I always thought it be funny if Bong-sun and Soon-ae fought for controll or something, going back and forth. Sun-woo already thinks she's bipolar as it is. In terms of Soon-ae pushing or helping Bong-sun I'm so dissapointed to see that if anything Soon-ae is making her regress even more!

Does he really agree to it? Wow I never saw the teasers but that couldn't end up well. Maybe Bong-sun will take controll before it happens and put a stop to it? I feel like it will be anger that finally gets her out of her shell, last episode when she was glaring at Soon-ae was the only time I've seen her emote. She might see the whole "near sex" as the last straw that gets her a back bone. Not how I would have thought, but it seems the most logical progression.

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Well for now Bong sun doesn't even know the reason why Soon Ae wants to borrow her body. Imagine if Bong Sun finally finds out Soon Ae's goal, just like you said maybe her anger will help keep Soon Ae out.

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Yeah the one teaser for the show before it aired had bong sun taunting and teasing Sun woo about being a virgin and he tell her she's going to get into trouble and at the end he chases after her yelling " You're going to be shocked! "So I took that as him agreeing to have sex with her. They are going to her place for drinks anyway which is why she brought up sex. So they are going to have a drunken one night stand. But what happens when Bong sun comes back? She will have to live knowing that even though she doesn't remember it, she had sex with her boss.

The teaser I was referencing -
http://www.dramabeans.com/2015/06/the-virgin-ghostess-gets-saucy-with-her-hotshot-chef/

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I wonder if this teaser won't be in the actual drama? Could it just be what it is, a short teaser to get everyone interested in it? Because in the teaser PBY has her hair tied up and I've realized it's a visual cue to show that Bong sun is herself. Apart from when she's working then even if Soon Ae possesses her she has to tie her hair up for hygiene reason.

When Soon Ae is possessing Bong Sun's body after work she usually lets her hair down, so I don't think the stuff in this teaser will actually happen...It reminds me of the Misaeng teasers before the drama aired, all created for the hype.

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THAT KITCHEN SCENE, DAMN jjs would have felt the heat lawl.

All is fine but id hope NBS doesn't die at the Officer's hand. You could see the evil ghost has a pretty huge resentment against Soon ae family. I think we might see the backstory real soon.

The casts is amazing. The acting is amazing. I hope the story will turn out amazing. Nothing of high society please writer-nimmmmmm.

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Everybody needs a Hottie Cordon Chef in their life..bless him and his tall existence :')

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Cordon Chef making us all swoon!

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People are annoyed only by soon-ae while i'm shipping chef and soon ae. People are annpyeby soon-ae bu they never really thought of soon-ae's problem. Both are selfish actually, for me btw. I mean, soon-ae did try to ask permission while bong-sun is really annoying because she's so timid but i hope she'll be strong on the next episode while chef, i think he's falling for both bong sun and soon ae. Bong sun wouldn't really 'work out' with chef without soon-ae's help. So both are good. About he cop..... Huhuhuhu i still think he's possessed. Again for soon-ae, don't be mad at hr for possessing bong sun 'again' cause if you were on her shoes, you have like only a half a year before you become a bad ghost. BONG SUN AND CORDON PLEASE! Hahahhaa SOON-AE AND CHEF! WOOOOAH! My opinion :))))

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Chef is the sweetest in many ways. Despite his haughtiness and arrogance which we don't see too much of lately, he has integrity and real concern for his own people (except for his mum).

Soon Ae is astute and seems to have caught on. She pretended to be far away when she was just outside his door, knowing that his calling her probably meant he was thinking about her a lot more than he would ordinarily. Her remark that she was always in his heart was a surprise to me! For one thing, she actually dared to make that statement and for another, he did not protest.

It seems that it is Bong Sun with the personality of Soon Ae and Chef who are shown to be quite made for each other (unfortunately?). She pretends to cut herself so that she can stick a finger in his mouth and stop the training. Later he bites her finger to stop her from clinging to him. This is a true sign of his starting to give way to his attraction for Bong Sun.

And GF wrote, 'Sun-woo uses the visit to the fish market as another lesson about touching and feeling things for herself to test quality, and Soon-ae immediately starts feeling him up: “What, you said touch and feel for myself.” ' LOL he says, I mean food - yes exactly says she... I just want to have a bite!' LOL!

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Sun Woo thinks Bong Sun is schizoid.
But I think Sun Woo likes Soon Ae actually. Previously, he had very little interaction from the timid Bong Sun until she got possessed.
Soon Ae can't stay in Bong Sun's body forever, so Bong Sun better wise up, speak up, and get some gumption.
Bong Sun is on a date with Sun Woo, but she doesn't know what to do... so does Sun Woo really like her or Soon Ae? I'm totally confused...
Hope it gets sorted out in the next episode.

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Omg, I so want PBY and JJS to just DATE IN REAL LIFE ALREADY. Am constantly squealing over JJS's smiles when she's being all cutesy and adorable! ?

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Too bad JJS is dating super awesome singer Gummy but yeah...

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Unfortunately JJS is taken. He dates (if I'm not mistaken) Gummy, a well known singer in Korea

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I thought he was married. There is still hope lol.

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Why is Jo Jungseok so lovable? Like really I can't resist him whatever I do. omg. He's just.. just.. I don't even know. ugh.. my feels when he was "pushing" Soon Ae away during their cutting training. It's too adorable omg. It feels so real AND THAT KISSING SCENE WTF. TOO HOT FOR ME TOO HOTTT. I love how this show is giving me all kinds of feels AND manages to make me curious about the mystery surrounding Soon Ae's death (police guy totally has something to do with it!!!) I would still watch this show for PBY-JJS interactions anyway but I'm happy the show still has substance, which just makes it better. AHHHH NEXT WEEK COME FASTER

Thanks for the recaps, girlfriday!

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Love this show to bits! Finally found my 2015 crack!

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Is Soon-Ae becoming more human or going to get permanently stuck in Bong-Sun's body or the two going to merge or something? Last episode because she was so ghostly she wasn't able to feel Bong-Sun's cold/fever (she recognized she was tired and her cheeks were red, but one of the assistant chef's had to touch her head and tell her how it felt and let her know it was hot) but this episode I noticed when the seller lady through water on her feet Soon-Ae felt the coldness. The drama put a strange emphasis on that scene of her feeling the coldness and also little bits of her being a bit more humane where before she was not.

As everyone has said Park Bo Young is blowing this role out the water. She plays both characters (SooBonSun and Bong-Sun) soo well. I continue to be floored by how well she has gotten down and is able to imitate KSG's mannerisms and such. Her chemistry is awesome with CJS (who is knocking it us of the park too, I find Sun Woo to be so awkdorakable with his outer bravado and inner dork, I want to see more development in him and his mother's relationship) and as much as it's not popular, most likely won't happen, and is doomed anyways, I ship her SooBonSun with Chef.

Thanks for the recap. Friday cannot come soon enough.

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As much as I was against the idea before, I almost want Soon-ae to be alive so that she can be with chef. I came in to the drama soooo ready to ship Bong-sun and Sun-woo, but this episode confirmed for me that his developing feelings are for Soon-ae. It's just going to be so much heartbreak. Another blow for Bong-sun's already poor self worth, such heart break for chef, and terrible guilt for Soon-ae once she realizes how much she's hurt two people. If she is for sure dead I wonder of she will turn into a bad ghost at the end? They keep bringing up how she only has half a year. If so then the end would be getting her to move on.

Still as much as the romance worries me, I'm even more worried for Bong-sun. I relate to her timidness and general recluse behavior, and as much as I wan't Soon-ae to push her these possessions seem to be hurting her more than anything. I think Bong-sun will take a while to warm up to Soon-ae, because so far there's only been fear and anger. Well the anger is an improvement from emotionless, but it will be a while before these two become best friends.

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This is one of the most sensible comments in the whole comment section. I completely agree with you on How Sun Woo is falling for Soon Ae instead of Bongsun. I mean Bong Sun and The Chef have moments of their own but that was because he under the assumption that the Bong Sun he got to know as Soon Ae was sick. What really throws me off is the connection between the Chef and Bongsun through the website. I'm pretty sure the writers are gonna be using that plot device a lot when Bong Sun is not possessed by Soon Ae. I'm glad Bong Sun and the Chef are getting to know each other but the idea of them being together isn't really gonna sell mainly because the chef is operating under the assumption that her outgoing self is part of hence the reason why he kept her in the program instead of replacing her with another one of his chefs as the assistant on the show. What worries me is what level of intimacy between Bong Sun as Soon Ae and Sun Woo is okay before it crosses over from moral to immoral? I understand this a drama and it shouldn't be taken seriously but a lot of viewers are gonna bring this issue up. True it's just a story and numerous stories are surrounded by controversies big example being Kafka on the Shore. But I kinda hope viewers won't raise a big issue until the drama resolves itself or comes to an end despite what happens. I feel like the writers got a good grip on this so for now I'm trusting them despite the multiple pathways this drama can take.

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Thanks for the recap.

Lovely episode. I still wish we saw more of Bong-sun than Soon-Ae in the drama. Maybe the balance will shift as time goes one.

I can't find Kyung-mo antics amusing. His selfishness is too much. It is one thing to be self-involved and unhelpful, but when he starts bullying his Dad for money it is too much for me.

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Anyone noticed Sun Woo's shirt , saying "Lonely" bug with the N replaced by V (lovely). That was a great choice of shift from the stylist!

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Yup, cool shirt. Wish I could afford one (and wish I could fit one... Sigh...)

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That was soo on point!

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Yesss!

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yup, very clever

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Rawr~~ so fun. I think that dream was my favorite dream right there.

Sungjae starting to worry me though. I am sure he is possessed. But i wonder who it is. I am presuming if it is possession it was done just before soon-ae passed and the cause.

Wonder if soon-ae will remember

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Lovin' it! XD
SW's arc was so satisfying in this episode.
There was still an abundance of cuteness and heart XD AND some dramatic tension.
Couldn't ask for more

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I just have one word to describe Park Bo Young... ADORABLE! She's like this little ball of cute energy. I just want to put her in my pocket. lol

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I really love this drama and its characters. I'm just getting frustrated with the lack of Bong Sun though to be honest. We barely caught a glimpse of her before it was back to Soon Ae. And I love Soon Ae, don't get me wrong, but I'm not okay with her possessing Bong Sun's body anymore. Not after how terrified and exhausted she looked after coming back to herself. She literally sent a good half of the last episode cycling in between panic and anxiety attacks because she has no idea what she's been thrown into before she gets possessed again.
I'm all for Soon Ae giving her the push she needs in her life but this is soon ae creating a completely different personality for the girl that people actually expect from her. Heck Sun woo expects and anticipates her bubbly persona.
I'm not saying there isn't a connection between BS and SW but I was hoping we'd get more discoveries between the two like we do a million times with Soon ae instead of recycling the first one. I mean no doubt I thought it was adorable but I want MORE damnit!
Because all these little things we discovered about Sun woo, Bong sun missed it all. She still doesn't KNOW him past him being her boss and it's starting to really grate on me.

Still I love the story and everyone and I'm hoping putting my trust in the writing won't disappoint me. I hope we get a full weekend of Bong Sun in her own body to make up for this week's short change. I hope we get SOME development between ghost and ghostee so the plot actually moves forward in that regard.

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Right now, SA is the antagonist to BS. BS has already been struggling with life, and now she has SA trying to destroy it completely. Luckily BS doesn't know yet that SA also tries to have her raped.

I'm really curious how the writer will try to solve this one.

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+1 I was cool with it before because the episode count but yea, like you said, Bong-sun is missing all of his development and not getting her own. I winced when they all were disappointed at her being her old self.

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Yup.

And I'm finding the lack of consent reeeeeally problematic.

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+100

i usually go easy on kdramas since they probably dont mean that.

but what soon ae is doing now is like getting a friend drunk unconscious then taking her to a threesome, adding to that bong sun is probably a virgin (i'm not putting down those with experience as something less, it's just it's gonna be more of a shock for her, imo)

soon ae knew how bong sun reacted after she possessed her the first time. bong sun was scared and confused and is probably going crazy. yet she's possessing her again, having fun, even wanting to get bong sun to have a sexytime with the chef. girl, are you crazy?

people are saying... oh, think of soon ae's position etc etc, well has this character ever think about others' positions?! its always about her, her dad, her messed up brother.

jeez, if we women are supposed to find entertainment from watching a woman trying to get another woman "raped", idk what to say.

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I mean, she showed some minimal considerations before she possessed her again. But once she did, she just continued to abuse Bong-sun without any restraint.

Yes, Soon-ae is trying to get Bong-sun raped, but Soon-ae is not a woman, she's a ghost.

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Ditto !

And that thing about saving Soon ae father, she could have simply called emergency and then got out of Bong sun's body as simple as that

Oh and i don't see how being possessed is going to change BS's timidity ? People are easy on Soon Ae because she's a woman and her character is funny. Try imagining the same story with Soon ae being a guy and a stoic/no-fun one trying to use BS's body to have sex. Still fun story ?

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@aisha

The reason that Soon Ae could get out of Bong Sun's body was that the shaman touched Bong Sun's body with her stick. Otherwise, on her own, Soon Ae cannot separate herself from Bong Sun. So unfortunately for both the girls, it is not as simple as that. :)

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usually i dislike arguments that are like "well if the genders are reversed then this wouldn't be okay!" but i think it actually works with this drama. i think some people are giving soon ae more leniency because she is a woman and women are less likely to be seen as sexual predators (and probably because people appreciate her good qualities like assertiveness, which do make her different from more passive female leads, and therefore justify her actions because she is a character people want to love wholeheartedly). so yeah, i'd usually be annoyed with this argument, but i think it's a spot on point in this situation.

but yeah, in soon ae's defense, she can't leave bong sun's body on her own, so that's probably one reason why she didn't leave.

i also find it hard to buy that soon ae doesn't follow human morals. i think that was true in the beginning, but she seems to be regaining a lot of her humanity. maybe it's a journey and she'll consider bong sun's autonomy later in the series.

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Exactly!

On the top, this is a cute fun show. But there is some seriously disturbing subtext.

I couldn't have said it better regarding how this is rape.

And what the heck is up with the depiction of drinking? SA's younger brother is passed out dead drunk on the pavement. Her father is diagnosed with cirrhosis. That's not overindulging now and then - that's alcoholism.

Daddy and younger brother need detox and a minimum stay in a rehab unit. Sobriety my friends, sobriety.

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true. there are a lot of dark themes in this show, and idk if they're even intentional. i'd like to think they are, but i've put so much trust in writers in the past only to have that hope crushed. i'm not expecting too much.

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Interesting episode....... Tax for recapping

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I know this is last episodes stuff but it's been nagging me. I went back to episode 5 and looked at the scene where the Shaman lady was looking at Eun hee's marriage photo. The part where she says Sung Jae looks like two different people in the photos, so it's like a before and after. What if Sung Jae married Eun Hee before she became disabled? So that would mean he wasn't possessed in the beginning of their marriage until the accident which caused Eun hee to become disabled.
In the photo both Eun hee & Sunjae were sitting down on a bench so it's hard to tell whether she was disabled before their married. Just a thought as this has been bugging me constantly. But it's also possible that police officer photo was taken before he met Eun Hee so he obviously wasn't possesed back then.

Other than that wow on Soon Ae's fantasy scene, good on the show for making it veerryy realistic haha Cordon chef is also stealing my heart silently, I hope he gets a happy ending one way or another.

I didn't watch School 2015 so whenever I was reading the comments for it I couldn't quite understand everyones struggle on the love line, until now. Oh dear I really do hope this drama doesn't go through a similar route.

Soon Ae's scenes are starting to feel a little bore to me even though I do laugh at her hijinks, but I keep on thinking back to Bong Sun missing out on connecting with JJS everytime he spends time with her while she is possessed. In the preview Soon Ae seems to have been captured, and Bong Sun goes bike riding with Chef!

I do look forward to a future where Soon Ae & Bong Sun will get along. Let's hope the writers can steer this romance in the right direction.

Thanks for the recap!

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:(:(:( i really tried to like this drama but again they made soon ae do everythinc and bong sun looks more and more like a filler now. And i guess im in the minority of being uncomfortable with soon ae.

Anyways for the rest of you still watching, have fun! I look forward to DB's recaps.

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From the comments, it seems that many people voiced concerns about Soon-ae being a pretty horrible person, all things considered. Whether it is enough to stop watching is a different matter though.

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I don't want Bong Sun to go on Soon Ae's date, I want her to get on a bus and go visit her grandmother!

Go far away, quit her job over the phone and take some time to gather herself.

I've lost all sympathy for Soon Ae, let her become a poltergeist idgf.

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With all the complaints about Bong-Sun's lack of screen time I wonder if viewers actually read the drama snypnosis or even looked at the drama'so main poster. This is a drama about ghostly possession of a timid a ghost seeing girl. On the drama poster SoonBongAeSun is in the forefront coming on to Chef while a small trapped in the mirror in the background Bong-Sin looks on. Even in the first episode we open to ghostly Soon-Ae. This tells me that SoonBongAeSun is the main lead while Bong-Sun is the second lead. Both are being played by PBY but one (the host/possession) is going to be the center of our story/lead. I feel the drama from day one told us what it would be and is giving us the story it said it would. I'm really surprised by the complaints and want for more BS screen time. I think for the story they are telling, BS is getting good amount of screen time and even when SoonBongAeSun is front I still learn/I'm given insight to Bon-Sun. I enjoy both characters and feel the drama is delivering what it advertised.

With the above said, my suspicions of Soon-Ae maybe staying in Bong-Sin's body preminately (a la Big) goes up. Why didn't the ghost seeing dog bark at SoonBongAeSun this ep? Why does she feel the cold water? Also is she dead dead or laying in a coma somewhere? From hoe Soon-Ae's dad and brother talked it sounded like she went missing one day (we know she's most likely dead and died in a manner that involves water) and they haven't found her body yet. This could explain why the sad has kept her room intact, her phone on, etcetera. Perhaps Soon-Ae's true mission is to lead her family to find her body and circumstances of death so they can have closure and she can move on and or find her coma ridden self so her souls can go back in her body and...she's alive or see herself, remember everything, and pass on with nothing lingering.

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You've just said what I've been shouting at my screen! Thank you so much for that. Bong-sun isn't the main character, it's Soon-Ae-in-Bong who is the lead and the one Chef is falling for.

I've been throughly perplexed as to why people keep asking for more of Bong-Sun. We don't know her which means she's not the focus. And Chef made it quite clear he didn't like her very much before Sun-Ae came along.

Also, both Soon-Ae and Bong-sun are selfish and wonderful in their own ways and for their own reasons. Soon-Ae never intended to get stuck in Bong-Sun's body. She was running for her afterlife and Bong was a temporary hiding place. She tried to get out of the body but couldn't The second time around she needed to save her dad. Yet for some reason we're all putting Bong's fears about the dad's life. Bong is selfish because she was willing to let dad die. Because she won't do her job properly, and because she has no regard for anyone outside of her fear. She's an adult. She knew waving that torch around in an enclosed area would start a fire. Human beings have fears and fear can be debilitating but you don't have the right to endanger other lives because you're afraid. Look at Master's Sun, Taeyang was nearly dying but she never blamed anyone else and she tried her best to fix her life.

However, I agree that Soon-Ae should'nt use Bong's body for sex with chef. It's disrespectful and awful. I don't believe the writers will take it there but I do think understanding this will cause growth in Soon-Ae when Bong-Sun tells her how bad that feels.

I do not want Bong-Sun to go on Sun-Ae's date. All of the romantic moments have been with Sun-Ae-in-Bong. I'm hoping Soon-Ae is alive somewhere in a coma and that she will end up with Chef, while Bong-Sun ends up with the man who loves her for her—Cordon.

And isn't that what we all want, somebody to love us for us and not the quirky ghost using our bodies or, vice versa, love us for us not for the body we're possessing?

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I agree with the both of you. I don't see any hint of Chef loving Bong Sun.

There are hints peppered here and there that Soon-Ae isn't dead...yet. The dog doesn't bark at her, she could turn pages.....
It'd be interesting to wait and find out what is the trajectory for her, and for Bong Sun, who really needs to have some other emotion besides fear.

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I think a lot of people are rooting for Bong Sun to genuinely be with Sun Woo because that's whose body is interacting with him and who originally had a relationship with him before Soon Ae came along. Not that they had any sort of substantial relationship outside of employer and employee, but we had glimpses of pity and sympathy between them before she was possessed; Sun Woo was aware of Bong Sun and her existence.

Soon Ae is a ghost inhabiting Bong Sun's body, and using it as she pleases. I didn't really give much thought to what would actually happen if Soon Ae were to succeed with her seduction, but I would be really uncomfortable with it knowing that Sun Woo views her as Bong Sun when it's just her shell.

I don't hold Soon Ae to the same standards as humans because, well, she's dead, but she is being selfish by forcing Bong Sun to acknowledge her presence and bid to her will, even if it has to do with her father's life. I want their future interactions to be collaborative, and am all for Bong Sun being active in Soon Ae's dad's life, but I want some consideration from Soon Ae before she just decides to use Bong Sun whenever she pleases.

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Thank you Sensible person. People need to realise this a drama and a short 16 episodes one at that. It will have flaws and hoefully many major issues will be resolved. At least we're getting a bit of perspective into Bong Sun life but true Sun Woo and BongSun as Soon Ae are what's keeping the pace of the program. The chef is definitely falling for Soon Ae as Bong Sun but are the feelling mututal. All Soon Ae wants is to resolve her grudge and move on..so I'm deliberating on that point

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Ah, I can see a lot of people getting disappointed when the drama ends. I assure you, there are more important hints that Sun-Woo will be with Bong-Sun than Soon-Ae.

Soon-Ae will never end-up with Sun-Woo. I'm almost 100% sure. They're just not good together and their relationship is creepy, solely based on one side's need for survival.

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If they're going to go the route you've outlined, I'd rather they lead us down that path from the beginning. I would've been happy if they allowed us to get to know Bong-Sun and she and Chef feel in love. But 6 episodes is way too many without a true heroine sighting. It reminds me of the bait and switch in The Producers. At least in Heal Me, Kill Me we spent the majority of our time with our hero. So if the writers are leading us toward a OTL with a Bong-Sun they literally wrote off from the beginning, I'm tapping out.

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I liked that in this episode he's starting to form a connection and not just be exasperated and confused by her and that it will be real BS that gets the not a date.

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If BS gets to share some time w him outside the restaurant, hopefully at least they get to talk, and she'll share her fears and confusion, and say more than "Chaesonmdia".

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YAY, i'm super excited that we'll (hopefully???) be getting more of bong-sun next episode, seeing as how this episode has just reinforced all my worries about sun-woo liking the right woman. i really hope the writing will hold up because i feel like i'm going to have a hard time being convinced that sun-woo will actually come to like bong-sun for herself, and not soon-ae. like how other commenters have said, every time soon-ae shares a genuine moment with sun-woo, i can't help but think of how bong-sun's missing out on it all. :( and if soon-ae keeps possessing bong-sun for such long periods like this, bong-sun's never going to get an opportunity to grow and become more confident.

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I thought it was weird that SooAe fantasizes about BongSu and Chef in the kitchen and not her ghost self!

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Wow. Most astute observation!!!
I didn't think of that at all.

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