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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 12

It’s a wonderful episode for emotional growth and forward movement, which perks up my interest just when I was fearing the show was heading into murky waters. All this maturity doesn’t necessarily mean the most happy of trajectories for our characters, but sometimes the pain is a necessary step in taking responsibility for your actions and learning from them. I swear I don’t mean any of this sadistically. Narrative progress is exciting!

 
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EPISODE 12 RECAP

Bong-sun launches herself into Sun-woo’s arms , telling herself she can think of her own feelings this time. He teases her about being so attached to him, but obviously loves it.

Officer Sung-jae congratulates his partner, Officer Hwang, on being released from the hospital. I’m encouraged by the fact that Officer Hwang feigns complete ignorance over who attacked him, now that he’s made the connection that Sung-jae may have had something to do with it, and for now plays along.

They head to Soon-ae’s father’s restaurant for lunch, and Officer Hwang sighs that he’s incredibly sorry to Eun-hee for losing the last clue that could track down her hit-and-run driver. Sung-jae assures him that it’s not his fault, and says he didn’t tell Eun-hee or Sun-woo about it so they won’t feel disappointed. Officer Hwang takes another long look at Sung-jae’s wristwatch—the one that matches the one his attacker was wearing.

At the restaurant, Sun-woo swoops in to take a box out of Bong-sun’s hands, and tells her that later when he leaves for the market, she should make up an excuse that she has to go to the hospital so she can join him. Bong-sun’s in such a peppy mood today that Sun-woo comments on the difference—she’s not quite in her “manic” mood, but she definitely feels bolder. He leans in and whispers, “You’re prettiest when you’re in the middle.”

This makes her giddy and she heads off happily… and the camera pans over to one of the goofy assistant chefs, Ji-woong, who’s heard the whole thing.

He gathers the others together to share the news, and most of the boys scoff at how that can’t be, though Joon stays quiet. Min-soo goes on and on about how impossible it is for the chef to be dating Bong-sun, thinking it much more likely that he’s dating So-hyung.

Soon-ae doesn’t budge from her spot on Medium Unni’s floor, sad and lonely and unresponsive to Unni’s urging to eat something. Unni figures that they’d been mistaken about her unresolved grudge—as in, Soon-ae wasn’t lingering as a ghost just to have sex, which, duh—and says she’ll perform that ceremony to help Soon-ae pass on to the next realm, promising to minimize the pain as much as possible. Soon-ae just lies there.

When Sun-woo starts sending texts back and forth during the staff’s lunch, Min-soo hounds him to see who he’s texting. Sun-woo barks a denial, then excuses himself to go on his market run, looking to Bong-sun to make her exit too. She lets out a cry of pain and complains of a twisted ankle, and Min-soo tells her to get it checked out.

As soon as she hobbles out of earshot, Ji-woong points out how terrible her acting was, insisting that she’s going to follow the chef, though Min-soo dismisses him.

Sun-woo runs into a chef friend at the market, who notes that the underling isn’t helping by carrying any groceries. Bong-sun jumps in to take a few bags, but Sun-woo is annoyed and snaps at the friend, rejecting his offer to go eat something. He takes back the bags and holds Bong-sun’s hand, and leads her to a restaurant to buy her that food she’d said she loved—or rather, the dish Soon-ae loved but Bong-sun can’t seem to stomach. Uh-oh.

She pretends she likes it, trying not to let on that she’s forcing it down. (It’s a dish with innards and intestines, so the distaste is understandable.) She even has to excuse herself to throw up in the bathroom. She tells herself she can do this and heads back out, happy to see Sun-woo’s eaten most of the dish, then dismayed when he says he ordered another serving.

Sun-woo tells his staff that the cooking show will be coming to the restaurant tomorrow to film, and gives Bong-sun the responsibility of making the appetizer. It’s a big break for her and everyone congratulates her on it, but Bong-sun is stricken in panic and tells Sun-woo privately that she’s not ready for this opportunity, and she doesn’t want to make the restaurant look bad, either.

Sun-woo assures her that she’s got talent, listing all the foods Soon-ae successfully cooked, which of course is no consolation. He tells her she can handle this, and Bong-sun weakly promises to work hard.

Sung-jae heads out dressed in all black, and then shortly thereafter a man in black arrives at the restaurant. (His face is deliberately withheld from us, but I think it’s pretty safe to assume it’s the same dude.) He hangs back in the shadows as Bong-sun practices making the dish for tomorrow, but his plans are thwarted when Sun-woo joins her in the kitchen (and compliments her sauce, so at least Bong-sun isn’t completely adrift here).

Sung-jae heads back out without doing anything, his hand clenching a switchblade. He taps his palm with the blade, and then—ick ick ick—closes his fist around it, squeezing so hard he slices his own hand. It doesn’t even seem to faze him.

Soon-ae remains listless and silent in Medium Unni’s home, although she does listen when Sun-woo’s mother makes an unannounced visit. Mom wants a drinking friend to listen to her concerns about Sun-woo dating that girl, and Unni casts nervous glances at Soon-ae and urges Mom out to drink elsewhere. Mom’s confused at the need to leave, though she gets up eagerly to go when Unni assures her that the man who runs the pojangmacha in front is good-looking. Haha.

After they leave, Soon-ae sighs, “I miss you, Chef” as tears trickle down her face.

Bong-sun practices long into the night, getting close but never quite succeeding with her dish attempts. She’s so focused and pressed for time that when a ghostly hand starts to creep up her side (omg so creepy), she snaps that she’s busy and doesn’t even spare it a glance. The ghost tries a second time to accost her, but again, Bong-sun just slaps its hand away. A girl’s got priorities!

When she burns her hand, she hurries to run it under water while telling herself firmly to get it together, to be strong. She even musters up her frustration and fear to swear out loud, and pulls herself to keep going. And finally, she comes up with a dish that just might work.

Sung-jae arrives home late that night, his hand wrapped in a fresh bandage. Eun-hee worries over it, and he repeatedly assures her with a smile that he’s fine. But when she touches his arm, he flings her off and turns ice-cold, snapping at her before he gets the nice guy mask back in place. Eun-hee sweetly tells him that it’s fine if he gets upset with her from time to time rather than being perfect always, though she does look pretty taken aback.

The next day, lunchtime goes well and Bong-sun’s appetizer gets positive response, both from diners and the staff. The other assistants congratulate her openly, and Sun-woo flashes her a quick (hidden) thumbs-up before pulling her aside to tell her she did a good job, and to take this confidence going forward.

The TV crew arrives for the shoot, and there’s a flurry of activity as the crew sets up and the cranky director complains about everything, while So-hyung tries to keep him placated. He seems determined to complain, though, and sends Bong-sun running around fetching things from him, and after watching quietly for a while, Sun-woo steps in. He pulls Bong-sun aside and scolds the sous chef for treating her like she wasn’t important, allowing for the crew to follow suit. The director drops his complaining act, but asks Sun-woo why he’s so sensitive about her—are they dating or something?

Sun-woo shocks everyone by replying, “Yes. We’re dating. So don’t order her around.”

The assistant chefs are stunned, though Joon admits that he’d guessed as much and seems happy for the couple. Min-soo, on the other hand, worries that he’s shot himself in the foot by not being nice to the chef’s girlfriend and moans, “Do I have to quit now?”

Soon-ae finally rouses herself and tells Unni that she’ll do the passage ceremony. Unni is relieved and pulls her into a hug, promising she’ll use every bit of her abilities to make this as painless a procedure as she can, to send her on quickly. They’ll do it tomorrow, and Soon-ae will make one last visit to see her father tonight.

After the shoot wraps, So-hyung tells Sun-woo he was especially impressive today, and romantic too. She invites him and Bong-sun out for a drink, and the inclusion surprises him but seems like a nice gesture.

The assistants—at least, the Three Stooges, minus Joon—see Bong-sun straightening up tables and run in to take over, trying to score some points. Min-soo sits her down and reframes their entire relationship as that of doting sunbae taking care of his protégé, where the only reason he may have ever been hard on her was to build her up.

Sun-woo checks to make sure Bong-sun isn’t upset with his method of announcing their relationship—it wasn’t as he’d intended and he knows he rushed it, but he’s relieved when she tells him she’s fine with it as long as he is. Then they head out to drink with So-hyung, and the ladies get along great; So-hyung admits to feeling envious of how great they get along, but Bong-sun tells So-hyung she’s always found her so cool and admirable.

Sun-woo gets called by Sung-jae, who asks him to take Eun-hee home from rehab because he got stuck at work. Which is an excuse, because we see Sung-jae dressed in his blacks again and picking a lock to a car.

Sun-woo picks Eun-hee up, and she teases him about the hearts shooting out of his eyes at Bong-sun. She’s happy for him and likes Bong-sun, but he asks her to keep it a secret from Mom, since they both know how dramatically she’s likely to take it.

Soon-ae drops by to make her last goodbyes to her father and brother, tearfully giving them her last bits of advice. Then as she walks by a store window, she sees Sun-woo on TV and decides to see him one last time.

Meanwhile, Bong-sun’s pretty tipsy as she and So-hyung continue drinking, though she insists she’s not drunk, merely in a good mood. So-hyung finds her so adorable she can’t even hate her, and clears the air about their friction from that MT trip they all went on.

So-hyung offers to take Bong-sun home, but Bong-sun insists she’s totally not drunk and can go home on her own. She does get more serious as she asks So-hyung, almost like she’s asking for permission, whether all people are selfish—if, when pressed, they don’t have the space to think about others before themselves. So-hyung replies, “Yes, because we’re all people.”

So-hyung asks if it’s because Bong-sun’s sorry to her, and Bong-sun replies, “Yes, I feel sorry to you, and to the ghost, and to Chef too. But I’ll ignore it this one time.”

Bong-sun continues walking home alone, singing to herself, “It’ll be okay, it’ll all work out…” She tells herself she’s never been this happy before, and a flashback to her childhood shows us what it was like to be a little girl who would get accosted by little girl ghosts wanting to play. She’d always been the friendless outcast, and she tells herself it’ll all be fine.

As Bong-sun walks down a quiet street, Soon-ae sees her from across the way—and clocks the car speeding straight for Bong-sun. Soon-ae rushes in and shoves Bong-sun out of its path, and the car just passes safely through her.

Bong-sun leaps up to stop Soon-ae from leaving, and asks if she’s here to see Sun-woo. Soon-ae says no, that she’d just dropped by to see her family, and tells Bong-sun to be careful of cars.

Bong-sun tells her, “I’m sorry. And thank you.”

Soon-ae scoffs that she has nothing to be sorry about, and tells her, “Be happy. Please. I’m going now—eat well and live well.” Bong-sun watches her go with tears in her eyes, and Soon-ae heads off… and then sees the almost-hit-and-run car parked on another street. She’s startled to recognize Sung-jae sitting inside, just as he growls angrily, “Shin Soon-ae!” and honks his horn.

The horn angers a passing pedestrian, who roars at Sung-jae to step out of the car… and then finds himself being dragged down a dark alley. Horrified, Soon-ae watches from around the corner as the man is choked.

She returns to Unni’s house in a daze, and says they’ll have to postpone the passage ceremony. She can’t quite figure out what’s what, but she’s certain that Sung-jae is different—the feeling she gets from him is “remarkably bad” and she doesn’t feel she can leave things be like this. Why would Sung-jae try to kill Bong-sun?

Bong-sun arrives home at the same time Sun-woo does, and he asks her to make him fried rice. She’s surprised at the request, but he says that since she likes rice, he’s got to practice eating it, which is just the most adorable thing. She cooks it for him, but her encounter with Soon-ae has her more subdued than usual, and he wonders at it, even though she says she’s fine every time he asks.

Sun-woo suggests a walk afterward, and is rather proud of himself for doing one more of the things she (Soon-ae) had mentioned wanting to do. Bong-sun is taken aback to hear him recite what she’d supposedly said, about not getting to see the sights or ride the ferries, and how he wants to do them all for her. He’s pleased with himself for remembering exactly what she’d said, but that only makes her look gloomier, though she tells him she likes it.

They see the view from Namsan Tower and take selcas together, and then Sun-woo’s mood gets a little more thoughtful as he tells her he’s particularly thankful to her for that one day when his old schoolmates dropped by the restaurant. The reunion had messed with his head a little, taking him back to all those feelings of misery and loneliness. And that pancake she’d cooked for him afterward had been soothing to his feelings.

Bong-sun realizes to herself, “That isn’t me.” He explains that he’d always been used to being alone, and thus kept his feelings bottled up inside. But it made him realize that just having someone with you can be a comfort.

Bong-sun thinks again, “That isn’t me. What made Chef want to eat rice, what gave Chef comfort—all of that isn’t me.”

But Sun-woo pulls her into a hug and thanks her, “for making me do things I don’t usually do, and for being by my side.” She grows teary-eyed and upset knowing he doesn’t feel these things for her, even as he gets more tender and attentive.

They ride the cable car down, and he says they can ride the ferry on their next outing. But Bong-sun speaks up to say no: “It’s not me that you like.”

He’s totally confused, but she tells him, “It’s a ghost that you like.” He stares, and she says with trembling voice that she can see ghosts, and that a ghost had possessed her body. “So the one you like is the me that was possessed by a ghost—not the me of right now. I’m sorry.”

She starts to cry, and he wipes at them while trying to understand what’s going on. He can only stare, and when the car comes to a stop, she apologizes again and hurries out.

Shocked, he doesn’t even seem to realize the car is moving until it’s already heading back up the hill, carrying him away from Bong-sun.

 
COMMENTS

Oh thank goodness for that. I’m surprised that Bong-sun told Sun-woo at this point (and not, say, in finale week) but commend her for it; I don’t begrudge her one second for feeling tempted to keep the relationship going, but I’m proud of her for doing the mature thing right away once she realized that Sun-woo’s feelings aren’t meant for her. Or at least, not for the same Bong-sun as he thinks; I’d still argue that there are elements of the real Bong-sun that he does like, but it’s mixed up in the bigger picture, and the bigger picture is not her.

It was heart-tugging to watch Bong-sun navigating her own life now that Soon-ae had left her body for good, and realizing in bits and pieces that the Bong-sun in Chef’s eyes had altered. Soon-ae’s possession has created a whole new Bong-sun in everyone else’s eyes, and now Bong-sun rather finds herself stranded in a lie. It’s one of the reasons I would get annoyed at Soon-ae every time she jumped in and out of the body without, say, writing up a memo apprising her host of all the things she’d need to know.

Not to pin all the blame on Soon-ae for a bad idea conceived in two brains: Bong-sun was naive for not thinking to ask what was happening in between her moments of wakefulness, and I felt like she should maybe have had more interest in what was going on in her own body. I do wish the drama had made a more thoughtful attempt to portray what it would feel like to wake up randomly in strange situations, the world having moved on while you’d been stuck in time. But it came to a head in this episode, and I appreciate that at least now, we’re seeing the emotional fallout of their harebrained scheme, which hurts all three people involved.

But at least we’re back on track to figuring out the mystery of Sung-jae, which I’m frankly a little shocked that the drama has held on to for so long. I get that the hijinks and the romance have been adorable fun to watch, and those episodes sure sped by and plastered a goofy grin to my face. And for sure, that’s worked marvelously in capturing audiences; Ghostess has been a huge hit, both in ratings and in the general mainstream consciousness (Episode 12 pulled in an impressive 4.8% overall rating, peaking at 6.3%—a great number for tvN after quite a string of disappointing drama runs).

But plot-wise, the question of Soon-ae’s death and the source of Sung-jae’s villainy are the real drivers of the story, and it would have been nice to have gotten more of that earlier. I find it curious that Sung-jae’s dark backstory has only been revealed to the audience in disembodied flashbacks; so far, very little has been done to connect it to the other people in the show. I like that Sung-jae’s partner is catching on, and now that Soon-ae’s become suspicious I expect things to speed up.

Most of all, I’m glad Soon-ae has found the way to her actual unresolved grudge, and hope that she and Bong-sun might find a way to work together as partners this time, rather than the simple hijacking of the first round. I’m relieved that both girls were honest and reasonable enough to understand when their plan had gone awry and needed to be abandoned, which makes me think that perhaps a Take 2 might yield more satisfying results.

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Hooray for Bong Sun! For being grave and honest!

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The pain was satisfying enough.

But I would have loved it the other way around -- Chef saying the things he likes about the real Bong Sun (i.e. Her genuine smile... omg I can't think of anything else! Sad...) and Song Ae hears about it realizing that it's actually the real Bong Sun that Chef really likes. All the other times he was with Song Ae (in BS body) should have been for BS.

But my, how my heart broke for BS... ? how can the show turn this around now? How will Chef realize that the real BS is lovable in her own right? A girl doesn't have to be outgoing and assertive for her to be likable. BS in her 'neutral' state is enough, should be enough for Chef. But how will the Show take us there?

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This drama is just downright confusing with all the shipping going on. I think this might be the first time that I just don't know who to "ship". SW/BS? SW/SA?....OR SW/SA in BS's body????I think I prefer the last one because that's who we are most used to but it just can't be that way :( It's so wrong because they're 2 completely different people. I've never felt this way about a drama. At first, I couldn't ship SW/SA in BS's body because it's not the real BS, but now SW/BS (real one) just doesn't feel right either! Like, where do I go on from here?? Can I just Chef to myself pls dramagods?? I'll get a happier ending than this mess.

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The Sunshine blog needs to get a move on.

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I'm not too worried about Chef loving BS for who she is; he's consistently preferred the 'neutral' BS, that is the more confident but happy true BS. However, since BS has been possessed by SA for most of the drama and their dating relationship, it's natural that the specific incidents he mention would be SA's.

I'm excited to see how he takes the news, whether he believes her or takes her back to the doctor's (teehee), and how he'll help her see that he truly likes BS as herself.

Can't wait for next week!

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@ Mayisoon,

I really liked your comment, and I feel that you said it well. Now I see how the fact that SW doesn't believe in ghosts comes into play. That was part of the SW's character's description, that he doesn't believe in ghosts. That had not come into play, until now. So yes, it would be very interesting to see how he does take the news (whether he believes her or not, as you said). I too look forward to how he will process what BS told him, and the myriad of emotions he might go through. I am curious about what the writer has in store for us. Angst and separation often happen at some point between the OTP in a drama, so these ones were well written, and they make sense, at this point in the drama.

There is a lot that SW needs to understand (better), and he might have a lot of questions for BS in the days to come. I think that SW himself has to realize that he loves BS (maybe more so than he did SA), since many of his memories are with SA. The one who cooked for him was SA, the one who comforted him when his former classmates left was SA, etc... Based on what he told BS, some of his pivotal moments (and important ones) in the relationship, were with SA. I would not be too surprised if he himself is confused (momentarily) as to whom he loves, in the end. SA did some good things for him, and he appreciated them and cherished them (as he shared on the Namsan Tower). So yeah, he definitely has to process this new information given to him, and he needs some time.

BS had started to become more confident, and I hope that this recent turn of events won't shatter her new found confidence (that she still needs to build up).

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Thanks for writing out my thoughts on who Chef really loves.
Also, my first thought after the confession was if he was going to take her back to the doctor. LOL

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Not that I am worried but it feels like SW has to woo the girl again... Thinking about it, he didn't really go after BS since SA was always the one chasing him around.

But I do think that the link they have, without knowing, through BS's blog is a key point.

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@Ju You may be right. All this timeit was actually Bong Su (catalysed by Song Ae) that pursued Chef and made him take notice if her.

Now that the secret is out in the open, Chef will have to process his feelings and then pursue Bong Su, woo her (as you put it).

I think we still have enough episodes left for this to happen right?

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I've never seen Jo Jung Seok with such a great smile on his face like that, i dunno but I really think he finds Park Bo Young really cute, can't you guys date for real and make us all happy?!
and I'm crushing on Chef Joon, somebody give this guy a lead role, pls.
My favorite moment here was the end scene of ep 11 and of course, the beginning of ep 12, whre Bong Sun just hugs Chef tightly and not letting go, and he's saying BS must have really fallen for him hard but he's enjoying it , the smile on his face that only we can see from that view. it was just sweet, sweet,sweet.
I feel sorry for Chef's sister coz once all of Sung Jae's dark side be known, she will be devastated. i am just curious as to why he killed Song ae, is there a reason or was it just a random thing with his evil persona?

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@ Scarlett

Jo Jung Seok has has said in multiple interviews he finds it hard not to laugh at her cuteness haha
http://kkuljaem.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/jo-jung-seok-says-he-has-hard-time.html

From what I remember the actor playing Joon was a lead in Preserve Gu-hae ra? But he's gonna be a lead in a upcoming family drama soon, so he will still be able to grace our screens with his hotness.

As for SA's death, many of us has guessed that SJ killed her because she saw him hurt EH which caused her to lose her legs. Though that theory could be debunked since we are still missing so many clues.

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I want Joon dating somenone in this drama. Maybe with PD Lee mwehehehehee :)

Joon have nice character, he is good secret keeper. And he is very admirer chef.

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This is just my opinion, but despite what we think, love doesn't come in the big, loud moments that seem to preoccupy what people remember (love at first sight, the big proposal, fancy weddings, etc.). Love comes in the quieter moments when we're honest and tender with each other (just walking together hand in hand, basking in each other's presence, a tender touch, a small "i miss you" or "i'm thinking of you" message).

What we tend to remember are the moments that Sun Woo pointed out (standing by his side at his lowest point, cooking him a meal when he's down, messing up the orderliness of his life), but the glimpses of love the writer and director show us are the real ones (the quiet admiration of Bong Sun and Sun Woo basking in it, the gentle pointing out of the fan being on backwards and then the tender touch after, the moments when Sun Woo and Bong Sun are in harmony despite being in their separate rooms).

While there's still a decent amount of work they'll need to put in to make the relationship work (particularly with the betrayal and loss of trust issues), the foundations of the love and relationship are there for them to continue to build up, assuming they can move past this (which I'm pretty confident they will).

It speaks well that Bong Sun was already to fess up so quickly when she realized that what Sun Woo talked about were things that didn't involve her. She obviously realizes that though she could try live the lie, it was better to just be true to herself and her love and speak the truth. Even as she believes what she stated that "Sun Woo loves a ghost" (which I do NOT believe is the case) would drive him away from her. He loves the girl who he thought was one person, but it was NOT all Bong Sun, NOR was it all Soon-Ae.

But the seeds are already planted for their relationship to blossom and after the angst that will likely happen for all of episode 13 and probably a large portion of episode 14, I think we'll see the relationship really blossom, particularly since a dose of it will come about with the protecting he'll likely do of Bong Sun from Sung Jae.

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Holy crap that was a well written description. I totally agree. He has fallen in love with Bong Sun and it may not be all of her doing, thanks to Soon Ae, but he loves Bong Sun as herself as well. And some evident moments would be her Sunshine blog, those moments in between where they simply touch or smile to each other, etc. And as you said, love doesnt need to come out in the big big moments. Which would be Soon Ae's. So yeah, I believe too that the writers may have intentionally made Bong Sun's appearance smaller than Soon Ae's. Soon Ae might have been the push for Bong Sun's relationship, but I strongly believe Bong Sun will keep it going herself. As we can see, shes starting to move forward and become fearless and less introverted.

She can gain Sun Woo's heart all alone :)

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I totally agree too. There were indeed quiet, tender (I think significant) moments between Chef & B.S. Early on when he was reading her blog he commented on how it affected him. I do think he and Bong Sun have more in common with one another than he does with Soon Ae. Both lonely outcasts as children, foodies.
I have faith that the writers will do the right thing and give us a satisfying ending. It's not often that one enjoys every episode of a series, but this is surely the case with this one. Can't wait for the next episode...only problem is, we're nearly at the end.

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Ooops! I meant brave not grave! Hehehe...

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Whoa! What an ending! Completely unexpected.

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That ending was so well acted. I totally felt BS and SW's emotions in those last scenes.

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I totally agree. They are both so great! I felt my lip quivering for BS!! This is an interesting and well written drama, love that it keeps us guessing.... And, hate that it keeps us guessing!!!

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<3 SO CUTE

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Thank you once again for the recap! I really loved the many elements of progression we had in this ep. Though there was sadness (for SA and for BS), there was movement forward, and that is a good thing. There are so many moments I loved in this ep. How much more can one love SW? He is an awesome boyfriend, who will make a very good husband.

I really like the amount of skinship this drama gives us, and JJS and PBY (and KSG) are soooo good in their roles! It is a delight to watch them in the drama. They make acting look effortless and natural. I love all the tender moments we are being shown, between SW and BS, and I love that Chef does not hold back on showing BS how much he likes her (@ GB, so many “KYAA moments :-) , in the drama). And then JJS has this way of looking at the actress playing his romantic lead. A look that says, “I am sooooo in love with you… I can’t come back from that.”

@ Chandler, I think you said something (in ep.11 recap) along the lines of you being in love with SW (if I am not mistaken). To which I say, “get in line sister, you and me both (and many other viewers). I am getting déjà vu flashbacks of some of the beanies’ conversations about ESK from the K2Hs (played by JJS). We mentioned the need of cloning ESK, and I am thinking having a clone of SW would be very nice. I mean, on top of being attentive, the guy would cook anything for you. A man who knows how to cook, you are 1/3 way to my heart. I am just glad I would not have to fight cocobeans on this one. If I can get her SJS (or his clone maybe?), we will be good :-)

I really wanted to do “a fist in the air” kind of thing, when SW admitted publicly to dating BS, AND then asking that she be spoken to respectfully, and treated as such. That PD had no business ordering her around, for starters, and Chef’s reaction was still the coolest. And I also loved that he encouraged her to cook, and told her that he believed she had talent. He nurtures what he sees in her (another great moment). And then it was funny how the other chefs changed (kind of) their behavior towards BS. And when SW almost took the lollypop, but then threw it when learning that MS was the one who gave it, LOL!

I loved BS’s acting about her not feeling well (her leg). That was funny too. The build-up to the last scene made that last scene hard to watch: SW kept being this loving boyfriend throughout the ep., and that made it hard to see BS confess (but YAY!!! For her doing that) to SW that he was in love with a ghost. It was equally hard to see SW’s “I don’t understand” expression. Poor guy… At least now he knows.

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Hello Ivorie unni !!

How you been ? It's been quite long I guess ! I have finally caught up with Oh My Ghostess ! Usually I come in one episodereally late and go through your comments once in a while.

And this is indeed one cute adorable drama ! And Park Bo Young is nailing it. She is the reason we are sold on this entire love triangle despite all the murkyness and ethical confusions that is happening here !

And you are quite right on JJS look in his eyes ! More than feeling bad for Bong sun or SooAe , all I felt bad throughout the run is him. I am really glad he got to know here !
Even when everything in his cell was telling him this ghost theory is absurd, his brain put everything together in that one moment making him speechless ! Poor guy! Quite a shock to him!

So how do you think he will take this ??

And hope you are doing good unni !!

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Hi Divyrus!
So good that you're here too!

All along I was not happy with the ghost possession thing because it was really unfair for Chef. He was played by both the girls without compunction!!! It was fun to watch, but being the 'victim' is something else.

Let's see if he'll take a bit of time to come around... I figuring that he's going to want to know which times he was with Bong Sun and somehow deciding that he could start anew with her anyway.

Of course first of all, he and Soon Ae and whoever else can help, had better keep Bong Sun alive first!!! Or he'd just have loved 2 ghosts! ?

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Yeah I didn't mind th e ghost possession thing until he started liking her more seriously. Wanting to go the long way. That's when it became really unfair. He is gonna take it hard. Can't wait to see how it's going to go !

And on who he loves, there is a reason it was said SA and BS have matching frequency. As we saw over time, SA was getting subdued and calm while BS was getting more confident and out there. I never thought of them as clashing personalities of two different person. I always saw them as two dimension of both their characters. At end of the day, they both are just very similar persons.
And as of the actual question, I do believe his feelings are inclined towards SA for sure. Doesn't mean he never liked BS. It's just that definitely former is more. I would like this whole thing to end and there be a time gap, after which BS and SW meet and discover each other again. Face to face. Truthfully. And I do believe they are meant for each other.

Let's see how the writer takes it forward ! And yes saving life and putting that evil spirit away comes first though!

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Div!!!!!!!!!!

How are you doing, my dear dongsaeng?! I have missed you!!!!! And I have missed our conversations/discussions!!!! I still have to respond to some of your questions (to me) about Healer on the group's page. Mianhe [sp?] my dongsaeng. I have been thinking about you, I hope that you are doing well. Did you ended moving after all? You could respond to me on the group's page, or you could email me as well. I would love to hear from you. Do you do What'sapp? We could do that as well. I communicate that way with Sumee.

About my thoughts about how SW will will take this recent turn of events, please read my response to Moyisoon. I do think that SW has a lot to process, and the he needs time and space to do so. That would be what I would need, if such a bomb were dropped on me. I also feel that he needs to continue to get to know BS, and interact with her, and build memories with her. SW (and BS) need to know why they are good for each other, and build more memories, over time.

My dear donsaeng, will we have more fanfics? :-) I agree with you that PBY is nailing both of her roles here. I am very impressed with her acting. It is my first time seeing her in anything. And I too am glad that SW found out now, as opposed to finding out in ep.16 (for example), as JB mentioned. That gives time to the writer to come up with some good writing and development plot for SW and BS, and for what happened to SA and SH (I hope).

I am doing well, thank you for asking. I finally moved, in May, YAY!!!!!! And I have an important job interview coming up this week, so I will be preparing for that. So glad to see you here, please stay in touch :-) We miss you!

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Aww ! Thanks Unni for thinking about me !

Yes I have been doing good. Very busy. That is always good I guess. And yes I have moved. The new place is so good! I am finally able to breathe here! And am also preparing for interviews. I need to move on to my next job!
And am so glad you have been finally able to move. Yes, I will mail you now after this comment :)
And all the best best for your interview !

And on SW, yes time is what he needs and also BS. They need to discover themselves for what they really are instead of what they have been building in their heads. Especially SW, he does have more in common with BS rather than SA just with their isolated childhoods. Am sure BS would have her own viewpoint and would have her way of making him feel better. She just has to feel better herself. That's where out ghost comes in. She has played quite a big role in affecting both our leads life in a very positive way. Encouraging BS to love herself and slowly pushing SW to be open hearted.

I have a feeling it's gonna be a very tearful farewell !!!

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I loved that SA mourned her relationship (the end of it) with SW, and that she went to say “goodbye” to her family. That part was sad. I was sooo glad however when she witnessed the “almost” accident by SJ, and SJ beating up that man. Now SA has a mission (finding out more about SJ), and Shaman Unni will probably get involved as well. @ GB, you mentioned BS’s grandmother getting involved (and being brought back as a character), as well as the police officer who had to be hospitalized. Well, we saw the police officer in this ep., and I think at some point he noticed SJ’s watch. So we will see what happens then...

My last thing (for now), is that I love that the writer didn’t turn BS and SH into rivals. I really liked that they got along, and that SH expressed concerned about letting BS go home alone (after drinking).

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"I love that the writer didn’t turn BS and SH into rivals"

Yeeeeeees!!! +1000

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@ DanyDanyBobany, right? :-)

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Yes indeed - a welcomed sight to see. The cordial regard and good cheer between Bong-Sook and So-Hyung was great to witness. We need more of it in kdramas especially when the female rival is recovering from a defeat or a rebuke of the male lead's affections.

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@ August, I totally agree with what you said...

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yay for the BS/SH thing too! I was kinda worried that they would turn SH into this petty, jealous (typical kdrama second female lead) green-eye monster after she realised that she lost SW after stringing him along for years.

So great that the writers didn't go the typical route and had SH maintain her consistency as a 'cool' and easygoing friend.

Major loves for this show. And JJS.

Who am I kidding. Most of the love IS for JJS :)

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@ beaniefan,

I agree with all that you have said, and I loved this,

"So great that the writers didn’t go the typical route and had SH maintain her consistency as a ‘cool’ and easygoing friend.
Major loves for this show. And JJS. Who am I kidding. Most of the love IS for JJS :) "

And I hear you, on the love for JJS. I have it too :-) He is doing a really good job here.

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Hi Ivoire
Yes, so many Kyaa moments. For the romantic moments, the looks of love, the attention and the consideration shown and of course the sweet joy of being in love, this show is a real winner!!! :)

Which makes me wonder a bit about Bong Sun's reveal of the possession to Sun Woo. She had still been fine during the girls' night of drinking scene, until after meeting Soon Ae. Then her guilt suddenly kicked in, I felt rather too suddenly. I know she had been uneasy about the recipes and the cooking that Soon Ae did that were being attributed to her that day. Then meeting Soon Ae got her apologizing to Soon Ae (instead of the other way around! I was surprised and so was Soon Ae. But at least Soon Ae acknowledged that she had been in the wrong too). Did Soon Ae look so sad and pathetic to her?

She still was not shown to be fretting about the lies... but hearing what Chef said about what Soon Ae had wanted and what he wanted to do for her, seems to have pressed Bong Sun's 'tell-the'truth' button. I just found that there was not enough lead up to this.

So it appears that Bong Sun is very uncomfortable in living a lie... it took her only 2 days as herself to decide to reveal the truth. All the more, I would have thought, that she'd have not been so willing to accept being possessed in the first place. As JB says, she should have been more concerned about what Soon Ae was doing in her body to know the kind of lies that she would have to live with.

A different point that struck me: Respectful treatment of a person... I deplore how it is universally accepted (in certain cultures?) that a junior can be treated with so little respect, be bullied and treated with condescension. The person that Bong Sun is, did not change because now she is the boss' girlfriend. So the show of respect is mostly only really a show.... there is little sincerity? If she has no boyfriend she is fair game and can be relegated the heavy work, but if she is the boss' gf then she is treated like a queen and the work becomes too hard for her? Which begs the question... is respect shown to persons or only to the concept of who they are and their connections? I felt this way too during Misaeng.... I am quite upset just thinking about this attitude.

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Sorry, accidentally deleted the end code and too much text got bold! No, I'm not angry LOL!

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Hi GB unni,

Phew... *Wipes brow* I am glad you were not angry. I just came back, after just watching the ep. again with subs. I wondered why there were so many paragraphs in bold. I am going to read your thoughts, and the other beanies's and I will be back, OK! Also, I did see your comment in ep.11, but have not yet had a chance to respond. Sorry :-( I will try to get back to it.

Btw, did you see the email response I sent you?

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Hi Ivoire,
Yes I saw your email of 7 August. I did not reply as I was hoping to get a response from the company first. I think I may have to call them on Tuesday as this special weekend has the public holiday spanning Friday to Monday inclusive. I'll let you know.

Thanks for your greetings and wishes!

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GB unni,
Oh good! And you are welcome! (about the greetings and wishes). I will wait to hear about further developments with the company. Thank you again for your help.

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Ah GB unni !!

Its 50 years of Singapore right!! Happy golden anniversary ! It's golden right? Am sorry if I am mistaken!
It's a unique little city country that I loved strolling about! :)
Hope you had a great time in holidays !

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Hello GB unni !!!

How you been? I read your comments here and there ! Hope you are doing good !

I agree very much on this treatment of junior employee here. Its just like a license to push around the Maknae. But I never thought the sous chef treatment of BS was inhumane or anything. I always took it to be very immature and kind of in good nature with all the teasing and ordering around. Never to the point of mistreatment. And this last, is just sucking up to boss's future wife. I don't support it and it is very display of weak human behaviour but we'll it didn't come from a bad heart or with a bad intent.

And as of the guilt trip and her realization, it didn't feel abrupt to me. It was the only time in long while she is living for herself. With confidence and gusto. Her slapping away the evil spirit's hand told so much about how much she has grown. I was so proud of her. All it took is confidence , a goal and a passion to do one thing all way through. To love herself and think about herself more than the weakness she has. More than the ghosts.

And I marathoned the whole thing with one question on my mind, how old is Bong Sun here ? And how old was Soo Ae when she died ? Because to me they both seem like in their mid 20s just figuring out life and themselves. So I never felt angry On Soo Ae for doing it all so abruptly and also on BS for letting her do it all.

I saw it as BS not valuing her Time or life that much because she never liked herself that much to SA never knowing what real affection and love is. To me, they both are encountering things for first time in their lives and realizing it.
And yes it became murkier, but you won't know you are playing in the Gray area if they have never seen that color before.

This episode, am so proud of both. For SA to decide to pass on and for BS to come clean to chef.

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Hi Divyrus
I wrote to you under Comment 5.1, but for some unknown reason (to me) it's under moderation.

Inhumane...bad heart? No. However not respectful, even somewhat mean? Making a small woman carry heavy things by herself without lifting a finger to help. Picking on juniors with snide remarks and using offending speech just because one feels one can get away with it. Making oneself appear or feel big by pushing others down. Of course it says a lot more about the one who is abusing his authority, however I feel it is too easily accepted. Even Chef accepted it until he decided that Bong Sun was his (almost like his property, even) so only then, he is making a stand that others had better treat her with more respect. But before that, he did nothing. But I know it is a usual human flaw; one I hope Chef more than others should not condone as he himself suffered such abuse before.

"Her slapping away the evil spirit’s hand told so much about how much she has grown." This is a good point. She has grown enough to finally be able to put her granny's advice into practice... didn't granny say something about ignoring ghosts?

Looking at it from a young person's point of view, where they did not have that much experience or had negative experiences, I guess it's possible that the decisions they made are quite in keeping with their characters. What I feared was not having heroines that I could root for, although I sort of understood their 'selfishness' and 'deceit'. But as they've decided to come clean and take the consequences, it's all good now.

So now that they know how complicated it gets with lies and that they have seen the danger of being in the 'grey area', we can delight in watching them progress as persons individually as well as friends together. :)

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You are right GB.
Many times I find treatment of intern bad in all of kdramas. It's like a license to push around and use them. Seemed like a cultural thing to me where it's acceptable and even encouraged. I just find it odd that the same practice is being encouraged in MNCs as well. Corporate structure is supposed to be horizontal not vertical. Correct me if I am wrong, it's just my observation from various workplace dramas.

Yes I do agree, they could have showed it little better. At least make them also aware of this growing uneasiness that we viewers are facing. While we understand what it was, watching them struggling to understand would have related to audiences bit more. Since they have just discovered the blurred line a little too late by episode count standards, we could all feel dissassociated with our heroines.
I also would have felt that hadn't for this episode.

Am so glad BS came clean ! I wish SA goes heaven with peace in heart knowing she was loved and will be missed

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@ GB unni,

before I leave and forget, I actually had some questions you might be able to answer, or help me figure out:

1--I find it interesting that ghosts eat in this drama-universe? Does that mean they use the bathroom too? 2—Why didn’t they show the blade of the knife? (that SJ was holding). It was shaded. 3—Did the ghost make SJ hurt his hand (meaning, would SJ [the person] have done it to himself?) 4—SW, to EH “I now have a thousand troops and horses” what does that mean? (when he was pushing her in her wheelchair). 5-SA: “You are telling a cock and bull story” to BS, meaning? 6—Does anyone know where I can find the instrumental song that is played when they are at Namsan Tower (56mns in), and there is another jazz song as well that is being played, but I don't know where to find it. I think they played that song when the other chefs rushed to help BS, after the TV crew left. 7—What does “Hyungnim” mean? Who can say that (SJ to SW). I thought "hyungnim" was used by the younger man to his (older) sister's husband. Was I wrong in my assumptions? (Because SJ and SW do not fall into that picture/hierarchy).

Thank you for any possible answers, from anyone.

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@Ivoire
I was hoping someone with more knowledge of Korean culture and shamanism or sprit beliefs would answer... but I'll give you may best guesses... ok???

"1–I find it interesting that ghosts eat in this drama-universe? Does that mean they use the bathroom too?"

I don’t know the Korean take on this, but the few shows I’ve seen with shamans and ghosts includes the fact that ghosts are hungry and waiting for rites for the dead to be performed so that they can eat the food offered to them. I only know in Chinese culture in the Southeast Asia (ie it may not be done anywhere else) there is a 7th month festival called the “Hungry Ghost Festival”. Lots of offerings are burnt to help ghosts along the way... and food too is offered ie left out for ghosts. From Wikipedia they are “the beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way.” And they are hungry because there is no one performing any of the veneration rites for them. My guess: although real food is offered in Korean shaman ghost culture... it may represent feeding other hungers ie to hunger to be remembered. So no, ... no need for the bathroom. LOL!

2—Why didn’t they show the blade of the knife? (that SJ was holding). It was shaded.
Every Korean drama with a knife does the same. Until now, the reason defies logic. I read comments say that it is just to reduce the risk of children wanting to hurt others using knives or something like that. No clue actually... guns are not blurred out, or pipes or rebars etc.

3—Did the ghost make SJ hurt his hand (meaning, would SJ [the person] have done it to himself?)
My Guess: I just took it that the evil spirit has anger at its core and anything that defied it or prevented it from carrying out its will provoked more anger and violent retaliation. If the victim to be sacrificed could not be gained, the need for violence was assuaged another way ie even cutting himself was an outlet. Then he took it out on a passerby by horn-ing at him and getting into a fight (maybe killing him??)

4—SW, to EH “I now have a thousand troops and horses” what does that mean?
My Guess: with Eun Hee’s support, he feels like a general ready for battle... ie battle the mother and those who disapprove of his relationship with Bong Sun.

5-SA: “You are telling a cock and bull story” to BS, meaning?
Means: A fanciful and unbelievable tale. My Guess: Soon Ae is surprised and telling Bong Sun “You should not be apologizing, what nonsense is this... I’m the one who should be apoligizing ... your doing so shames me, because I did not apologize to you.”

6—Does anyone know where I can find the instrumental song.
Sorry, no clue!

7— What does “Hyungnim” mean? Who can say that (SJ to SW). I thought “hyungnim” was used by the younger man to his (older) sister’s husband. Was I wrong in my assumptions? (Because SJ and SW do not fall into that picture/hierarchy).”
Hyungnim: respectful term for older male addressed by a younger male. Does...

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.... Does not matter if the older male is brother or brother-in-law or whether the wife is older or younger than the younger male. It is only with regards to relative the age of the 2 men. :) I hope I'm right!!!

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Hi @GB!

i think throughout the episode, BS was feeling uneasy about the attention she's getting from Chef which she's not really used to. She's happy, yes but because most of it was not because of her, she's not 100% happy.

That's why she asked SH if it was ok to be selfish. And all the way home after their drinking session, she kept telling herself that she's happy and that it's ok. Kind of like trying to convince herself that she is, until she met SA. It proved to her that she's not truly happy after all and after hearing what Chef said, it was only right for her to tell him everything. I feel for her, really.

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Hi @Chesens!
Thanks so much!!! This was what I was hoping to get a hold on. You've put it together quite convincingly... If she was really not at ease with the whole 'deception' early on (at the appetizer making episode) and realizing that Chef was responding to her as if she was Soon Ae over and over again throughout the day and into the night ... it then makes sense that her discomfort level may have hit 'unbearable' and she just had to let it out.

This is what many of us have been wanting to see... that she can make mistakes, but she takes the consequences and she is a better person for it. Plus now we can really be proud of her and respect her as a fellow main character in this story. :)

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@GB Yes to this! - 'Plus now we can really be proud of her and respect her as a fellow main character in this story'... really proud of Na Bong! And I think by now we should be able to trust the writers to take the story all the way! ?

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What I really liked about the So Hyung and Bong Sun scene was that it is true to life. Many's a time that girls get together and bond even while their boyfriends are present. I think the guys I've known are very patient... unlike Sun Woo, they don't ask, "Am I a ghost?" but sit patiently while the girls have practically a girls only night out and ignore the guys LOL!

So Hyung's character has been redeemed. She is big enough to apologize for what she did at the MT, is able to admit to not disliking Bong Sun and understanding why Chef likes her and she is not bitter about it. It's been a nice turnaround for her. I wonder if this is the last we will see of So Hyung. It's like a bit of a goodbye move to round her out and show that she's ok with the situation. I'd actually have liked it if she could remain long-term friends with Bong Sun who revelled in the friendship with Soon Ae. Bong Sun really needs more friends and female ones at that! :)

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Yes you are right!
I always liked SooYoung. She felt real and human.

And am glad they are getting along. BS has lots to learn from her !!

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@ Div and @ GB unni,

Such good points you guys are bringing up. GB unni, I started reading your comments (around 1:30am, my time), and then I fell asleep :-( So now it is morning (my time, which is the same as the time posted on the DB blog), and I have to got get ready for the day. It will be a long day, so I will have to be back later to respond, sorry. I think I will email you soon, I have another favor to ask you. Thank you!

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I'm picking SH will now become the voice of reason that b-slaps away all the separation silliness that BS's possession-confession will give rise to next episode. Slap away SH, the sooner the better I say...

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@Helenya

That's a wonderful idea for So Hyung's role now!!! Yes, be the voice of reason when Sun Woo goes running to you for comfort or explanation or something. :)

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@ Helenya

Yess that would be awesome! Let So-hyung convince SW on his love for BS!

So-hyung only reacted aggressively previously when it was a possessed BS, but now that she sees the real BS it's totally different than before. I've always thought like one of the other chefs that she was more the cool chic type, glad they at least tried to keep her character consistent. Not all girls who like the same guy has to fight and be bitchy with eachother!

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I too really enjoyed the fact BS and SH didn't become rivals. So refreshing. I think it shows the writers maturity. Just another lovely gem in this drama.

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So proud of you Bong Soon...you're the best!

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It feels like Bongsun and Sunwoo are going to drift apart after this, which is the biggest shame, honestly. And there's no one to blame because it was a mistake both Bongsun and Soonae made, yet you can't be mad at them. Both girls took huge leaps in their character development, and I'm proud of them.

In my opinion, Bongsun felt guilty about lying to Sunwoo, yet there's a sense of insecurity that I thought the previous episode dealt with. Bongsun felt confident to love Sunwoo wholeheartedly without fear of falling, but seeing the gaping hole Soonae left is making her second guess her place in Sunwoo's life. I think that's the unfair part. I'm just glad Bongsun told the truth so soon so Sunwoo can have some time to think and decide what he should do.

But I'm curious. Is Bongsun feeling guilty, insecure, or a mix of both? I think guilt is the bigger part, towards both Sunwoo and Soonae. I'm just not happy at the thought of Bongsun losing Sunwoo. She truly did like him, and I still believe Sunwoo had always liked Bongsun, even before Soonae appeared.

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Yea now it's time for SW to sort his feelings out and hopefully he will confront BS about it so they can discuss it. I'd hate for them to make SW rip into BS about how everything is a lie. I think if anything BS also feels really sad that all the memories SW has with her isn't the real her, but the mismash of SA & BS. That is a person she will never become, therefore the more she's with SW, the more painful it will become. I hope SW can see through all this and know that she does love him, regardless of whether a ghost was involved or not.

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Although guilt and insecurity are very likely part of the emotional mix that Bong Sun feels at the missing parts of growing into a life and love with Sun Woo, I think sadness is the greater part of her overall feeling. That, and the fact that she cannot, in all honesty, claim Chef's love for her because she doesn't feel she earned it. "I'm not that girl". I appreciate her honesty and concern and really feel that what she is doing proves her true love for Sun Woo. And better now than later, as someone said; better for plot and character development both, than pushing the startling news into the last episode or so. Also, as I expressed earlier, although the next few episodes promise to be emotionally harrowing and painful for our two lovers, I truly feel that Sun Woo will somehow end up coming to grips and be instrumental in helping both Bong Sun and Soon Ae resolve the threats looming over both of them. Sun Woo has a bigger heart than even he has experienced so far; and the fact that he will probably shut down soon and go into utter asshole mode (of some sort or other), will only enhance the later poignancy. I honestly still expect to see a final scene where Bong Sun "lends" herself, one last time, so Soon Ae and Sun Woo can say a last, heartfelt, goodbye, a farewell that I see as a blessing, one that will not take away from Bong Sun, but add to the shared love between her and Sun Woo.

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@Audrey
+10 you've articulated my thoughts... I just found that making the honest confession was a bit sudden, but I'm glad it did happen earlier rather than later.

It is true that now we have 4 episodes of greater character development. I hope Chef does get a chance to help Bong Sun (and Soon Ae) and in the process gains enough confidence so that he does not have to link the way Bong Sun loves him to how great he is, but rather to realise that he is lovable and she is generous in loving him.

A sweet farewell for Soon Ae is definitely something that I'd look forward to as well.

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yay so I'm not the only one with the hope that Bong Sun will let Soon Ae take over her body for one last word with boss man.

man, if that happens, i'm going to cry like never before. oh my Soon Ae ='(

and as for Sun Woo...I can only imagine his heartbreak. He did after all, love this girl.

What a goodbye it's going to be. So satisfyingly good. I hope the writers do it because I know JJS, PBY and KSG can definitely pull it off.

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I totally agree with your theory on Bong Sun's feelings and actions.. I am really glad they did not wait till the end to tell Chef about the possession.

My dream scene of the 3 of them talking would be sitting around drinking some soju and Boon Sun 'translating' Soon Ae's words with maybe at least one possession. I would love to see Chef's confused face. hehe

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FINALLY! I love this drama but seriously it was getting a little dull but now we're moving. It was a nice touch that Na Bong Sun admitted it was the ghost that he fell in love with because then, this might be the chance for him to fell for the real Na Bong Sun. It clearly impossible for him to have a love life with Soo Ae even if this is dramaverse. Looking forward what the writers have in store for us"!

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I agree...Episodes 9-12 haven't had much movement. I felt like I was watching the same thing over and over really. FINALLY we have some movement with the plot Albeit too late in my opinion but it's here nonetheless..let's get this show on the road people!

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i think, after we went down in ep 9-10, ep 11-12 made a lil different. well, it's not a big problem since i enjoy it as long as soon ae isnt in BS' body anymore.

but i think also, that chef actually falls for those two personalities. he once said that he likes a woman who is puppy-like. it referred to our BS. he kept talking about what she likes or she wants, cuz he spent 'TOO MUCH' time with soon ae (in BS' body). so, it doesnt mean he likes SA that much, he just came to learn about her after spending a long time with her.
While with BS, he also find the innocence-calm BS attractive for him.
But now, he's confused.

Good job BS, you're really brave this time!

ps : cordon is still thereeee :P

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Thanks for always keeping me in the loop about this drama! :) never ceases to keep me interested when I read your opinions and see the viewer responses down in the comments! Will be marathoning this drama shortly (been on vacation)~

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Thank you for the fast recap. Saw the raw video. Dying to know what happened in the last scene.

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"Most of all, I’m glad Soon-ae has found the way to her actual unresolved grudge"

This episode did it for me, that's exactly what I was waiting for. She forced herself to be happy in realisation that wasn't her at all, well most of the feelings were developed towards Soon-ae

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I totally proud of Bong-sun. I am so happy that she stepped up and did the right thing. Its better this way around.

I hope Soon-ae gets her proper goodbye and realises that the chef really did love her. She deserves it.

Can't wait for the next episode.

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I am so proud of BS & SA in these last two episodes. Sure it's the guilt that has made them come clean, but the fact that they knew what they were doing wasn't right and made those steps in coming clear is what's important. From this episode onwards I don't even care who goes with SW, I just hope they all find happiness in their own way. I really hope SA & the Shaman unni will be able to save BS, and also let SW in on the situation. I have a feeling in the next few episodes maybe SW might jump in to save BS from some "accidents".

The biggest victims of the show if SJ did cause EH's accident is EH and Soon Ae. Both ladies had their future stripped from them because of SJ, one remains wandering as a lost ghost, while another lost her future and married a liar. When SA saved BS, wouldn't that mean SJ saw SA as a ghost? So he knows SA is living as a ghost and that BS knows her exisistence.

I wondered if they have a back up of EH's hit and run footage, what SJ destroyed in the car park can't be the only existing file, then again this is dramaland, there's always just one copy of every digital file ever. I hope the other police officer can come up with a smart plan to catch SJ. What if he catches SJ trying to commit murder on BS? That could be one choice...

Remember in the beginning of the show when SW told BS she only had one month at the restaurant? I hope that doesn't hold true, and BS uses it as an excuse to leave the place. Ahhh so many possibilites with no preview.

Thanks for the recap!

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I think the flashback where Soon Ae was running down a dark path away from Sung Jae may have been when the accident took place. Remember how she was running, and then off-screen we hear her screaming? What if she had been accidentally hit by a car (that Eun-Hee was in) then? They did something similar in Girl Who Sees Smell, except unlike Soon Ae, Cho Rim went through a coma and lived.

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Car accident could be possible but then how would SA being hit cause EH to lose her legs? Unless it was a multiple car accident. I always assumed EH got hit as a victim from a car, not while she was inside one. Besides if there was other witnesses then SJ couldn't have not been caught since he'd have to kill off all the other witnesses. SJ was somehow able to capture SA while no one caught on, took her to his place and I'm assuming most likely drowned her in his bathroom. Unless EH was in the car and crashed into another object while also killing SA as well.

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I always thought it was the cop husband who caused his wife's accident on purpose, but Soon Ae saw it. I figured she ran away screaming so he ran after her since his future wife was unconscious figuring he could finish her later but some one came and saved her while he was killing Soon Ae.

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Ohhhh I get what you mean, that makes more sense now. That seriously makes SJ all the worse, well it's not different to how he strangled that random man in this episode due to his anger.

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I think the drama is getting more interesting now that we've moved onto difficult territory and is it bad that I actually care more for Sungjae's story at this point ?
The romance is fun and cute but that huge elephant in the room needed to be addressed sooner. There are so many things to be resolved that I'm glad that it wont be all rainbow for some of the last episodes. I'm actually very excited to see it all unfold.

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Kamsamnida Javabeans - recap read so now no more excuses to not write my essay.
So glad both Bong Sun is choosing honesty, and that So Hyung has been redeemed ;)

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The partner cop saw Officer Choi's watch again. Oooh - he's gonna be toast soon. The entire universe with both seen and unseen entities will soon start conspiring against him.
Aww - I felt so sad for SA saying goodbye to her family :( SA is definitely the heroine of OMG - I really love love her character. She deserves to be happy too :)
And props to Bong Sun too - she was so brave for telling Sun Woo the truth. He may or may not take it seriously. Perhaps he will think it's another manic episode (?)
So it seems that the good ghost (SA) can see the bad ghost (SJ) but not vice versa (?) Very interesting.
Cannot wait for episode 13...

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He knows finally ! Na bong sun you're totally awesome. Did anyone else get teary eyed when soon AE was making those last visits ? And the dating declaration..it makes me giddy for no apparent reason !!! Sung Jae ..now you're dead meat.
#ghostessfighting

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I'm so worried about Na Bong Sun! Although I wanted to see more of her and her character development, I'm finding myself just as anxious and upset as she is. I know this is the necessary course of action for her character, but how could she have let her charade go on for so long? I hope we get to see her making her own attempts to get chef to like her the way Soon Ae did. I'm also worried that che f might not believe Bong Sun or think she is crazy (which I'm not looking forward to). I'm glad Soon Ae is getting closer to finding out the truth, but I hope the real officer Choi doesn't get punished for something his possessed self did. I can't wait for the next episode. Thanks for the recap!

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Uh, I really don't see officer Choi "surviving". I might see a dying "I'm sorry for everything I did" scenario, but as Soon Ae herself would attest from her few experiences with the "dark side" within herself, once you go there, you are "toast" and complicit in the actions you committed, no matter your previous good intentions or the state of your heart beforehand. You can't just go to the dark side and come back unscathed; it doesn't work like that (am thinking "Star Wars" as I write this).

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May the force (of good) be with you!

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So, is officer Choi not possessed? Was he sincerely malicious? I hadn't thought of it like that. In that case, I do see your point.

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I cried a lot. A LOT. Soon-ae made me cry, Bong-Sun made me cry but this was an awesome episode. I really really really want a relationship between Bong Sun and Soon-woo and i wasn't expecting this. But since the first parts of the episode where Bong Sun realizes that he is not in love with her, I just loved the way things were heading. I wasnt expecting the whole truth by the end of this episode, and that was even better. If in the end they are going to be together (because at this point im not even sure) this is even a better way to start everything, from zero. I think they have shot, they both have lonely childhoods, they cook...they have things in common.

But by far my favorite character this episode was Bong-sun. The best scene is when she is cooking and obviosly at the end.

Although the mystery crime was relegated this far i think that with what we know and with four episode left its enough to discover all, just dont crammed it in the last episode.

Thank you for the recap!

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I seriously love Bongsun the Wallflower. Her charm lies in her gentle and considerate nature, which I think Chef appreciates her for.

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I'd love to be her friend, too!! She's a total awkward shadow just because she was friendless and frightened, but when she was with Sunwoo, she's like a flower slowly blooming (if that makes sense at all). Her time on the show has been limited, but I love the bits where she knew Sunwoo put the propeller on backward, found the change at the vendor machine when Sunwoo failed to show off, and bit the robber. She's got brain, y'all! Just give her compassion and she'll open up!

I just luuurve how she's smart and takes him by surprise, but she's also really sweet not to steal his thunder when he's doing all silly things to show off to her.

I feel bad that so early on she didn't believe that Sunwoo liked her that way. Love is confusing and there are mixed signals and stuff. She might just get there on her own, but her lack of self-confidence would take her waaay longer.

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I think you're exactly right, he is attracted to the real BS. Her personality fits him perfectly, I think he liked the zaniness of SA but BS's quiet warmth is what he loves.

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If BS were to be my friend, she'd better not tell me there's a ghost beside me!

The kitchen scene where she ignored the ghost - was it the same ghost Soon Ae encountered in an earlier episode? The ghost kinda listened well to BS too, when she said something like she's got no time, she gotta focus.

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I loved that scene! It shows just how much stronger she has become. I didn't remember about that first ghost, but didn't the medium say the building was haunted? So probably.

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Pretty sure it was the same ghost from first ep that harassed BS when she was scrubbing the pot.

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Thank you! This is really well said. I feel the same about her character. Bongson is quiet, kind and considerate but I don't consider her a "weak" heroine. She's had to deal with a lot throughout her life because of "gift", it's only natural she is the way she is.

I really wish we could've gotten to see more of her. Only four episodes left and I'm not sure if it's enough for me.

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My question is will SW believe BS?? He may think these are all lame excuses , BS is the type of girls who doesn't want to stick to a relationship :( I hope not

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Watching episode 7 again and me think Chef likes his girl best when she's the demure Bongsun who's in good mood and neither manic nor shrinking back. The man said that TWICE already!!!

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+1 Yay for the demure Bong Sun. I agree with this observation.

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@ ramen

I too was saying, at last Soon Ae is in a position to want to find out more of what she has forgotten. I found that so remiss of her for so long. I had wanted her 2 episode ago to have gone around to haunt Sung Jae (just as she used to like to see him when she was alive) and discover that he is not all that he seems LOL!

So she has several things to discover: why Sung Jae is trying to kill Bong Sun, which should lead her to realising that her suicide is a lie and maybe in the process, that Eun Hee is a victim too. In saving Bong Sun, Eun Hee and herself, I'd say she would have more than resolved any reason to keep her from passing over happily. :)

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I agree with your comment that girls are at least honest - they really do share the same frequency! With the lies building up due to the sharing of the one body, we all knew it would come to a head - but how would it be handled? Sure, I had m own thoughts how it could be done - one that's nice a smooth, where SA helps SW transition into liking the real BS (i.e., doing similar mannerisms, etc.)

I can see how BS would unquestioningly let SA in and out of her body, how she wouldn't ask for details, how she would really try to interfere with SA actions...after all, it doesn't seem like BS ever really lived...how can one expect a person who didn't want to exist all of sudden care about how to succeed in life?

I am liking the direction it's going. There's now hard choices for all around, when that occurs people find out who they are...I never felt the SA was about growth, hers is about uncovering the mystery of her death; SW and BS on the other hand, with their back stories being so similar, growth was for them - SW is underway already, now it's BS's turn and I can hardly wait! ^^

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This was a sad episode, i wonder what will happen to Sun Woo next...he must be super confused.

Thanks for th recap.

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Thanks for your recap JB! I just watched the show and read your comments and will go back to read the recap.

I'm heaving a sigh of relief that the revelations have taken place. What a relief:
- to have the couple known as a couple
- to have So Hyung as a friend (I wonder if she is meant to disappear now or somehow has a part to play still)
- to have Soon Ae know that Bong Sun needs protection against Sung Jae and to have her as protector with Shaman Unni
- to have Sun Woo hearing the truth (although he probably cannot understand it much for a while) and figuring out what the manic-depressive episodes were really about.

The only reveals needed are the 2 your mentioned (Sung Jae's villainy and Soon Ae's death) plus ... How does one get rid of an evil spirit since it can no longer die and can stay in the world forever?
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Shaman unni is gonna have to work her magic and show us her skills to excorcise the evil spirit posessing SJ. Well if you can excorcise the spirit, unless they have to kill SJ in order for the spirit to leave his body. We haven't really been told how to get rid of the evil spirit in the show so far have we? Since so far in the show they have implied that body posession most likely leads to the spirit being stuck in the body, not that they seem to want to leave anyway.

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Hi Nessie
Yes, I'm all for Shaman Unni (and I was hoping for the poor forgotten shaman granny too) coming on to show what she's got.

The biggest plot hole that I've been complaining about :) is that we are not told how the possession / de-possession rules work. Maybe the writers never got down to figuring out the details themselves!!! It would so help us know what to anticipate. But I like a little bit of unpredictable-ness in the story... just like this episodes sudden twist, with poor Sun Woo not knowing what was hitting him on a happy trip to Namsan Tower! LOL! Poor guy.

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Ahh granny, I'm pretty sure nearly everyone has forgotten about her including BS lol

The whole body posession thing makes me feel like the writers are trying to wing it to their favour depending on how the stories goes. Since they haven't given us too much detail on it, they still have the power to insert some rules which might favour how the story goes. There's good and bad to that, but it mostly makes our lives difficult haha

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not specific on how to do the" ghost detox "but for those wanting to know more about Korean Shamanism, found this..

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Korean_shamanism

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Thanks cocobeans! :)

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Much appreciation for the recap Javabeans. "Narrative progress is exciting!" It certainly is! Thanks to Episodes 11 & 12, my interest spiked from passively viewing to fully invested. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed Soon-ae as Bong-Sun & Chef plus the rest of the cast. More like OMG needed to kick it up a notch to reach another gear and boy oh boy did it.

It feels like baby steps (from Flower Boy Next Door to Oh My Ghostess) but I hope to see the day Kim Seul-Gi is cast as the female lead in a great romantic comedy.

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I fervently hope that Kim Seul-gi gets her very own romantic comedy as you mentioned; I just hope she holds out to get the best vehicle for her skills, because she has SO proved her acting chops in Oh My Ghostess (and was totally awesome in Flower Boy Next Door), that I would very much hate to see her in a production that doesn't do justice to her. It would have to be a very special story, without excessive cliches or plot tropes; her comedic talent is off-the-charts and deserves a wonderful story wherein she can invest herself!

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I hope so too. As the first lead it ends up being a great project that allows her to showcase her talents.

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I totally agree that "Narrative progress is exciting!" and that Kim Seul Gi needs to be a female lead in another comedy. I look forward to her future works. She has definitely showed that she has a range of emotions in this drama.

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Kim Seul-Gi is always one to watch. Her performances and characters embody on screen charisma and personal charm.

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Loved the confession at the end! I didn't expect it there but am so glad BS was brave and honest. I think Chef and BS will eventually have a clean start, with SA's help and blessing. I'm guessing SA's focus will now be about her own investigation of Officer Choi.

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Not to get all angst ridden or anything but Soon Ae dies in the end. She's already dead of course but it's still a shame.

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Do you think there is a possibility the SA was a witness to the car accident that hurt chef's sister? ... And... That's why she was killed?... Killed by, yep you guessed it... by officer demon possessed angel guy?
Thank you so much for your awesome recap! You do them so quickly that I can finish watching an episode (subtitled) and almost go directly here for the recaps!

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This show does a great job of balancing two spheres of dramatic tension: the triangle and the Soon-Ae/Sung-Jae connection, especially in this episode.

The triangle is slightly more perplexing. There's the impression the writer knows Bong-Sun and Sun-Woo are the OTP, but Soon-Ae, not just as a ghost but as a human being, is livewire. She has provoked feelings in Sun-Woo, feelings beyond romance, feelings that involve sincere character development, and it will be a tall order to broaden Bong-Sun's character into one that can inspire those same feelings in four episodes.

I really felt for Sun-Woo this episode. His declaration was adorable, and his excitement to do all the things Bong-Ae said she never had a chance to do really hit hard when we realize how much Soon-Ae has affected him. I can't imagine his reaction when he comes to terms with the truth. It will be terrible (I want to see grief!).

Soon-Ae. This character is truly wonderful. Really, I wish she wasn't dead. I wish we had a heroine like her every once in a while, lascivious, brash, fun, understanding, imaginative, violent, pragmatic, resilient -- in short, as close to a complicated woman as a script could get. I'm already grieving her loss, and the potential for a stunning, problematic ending where vibrancy wins over vanilla purity.

The best distraction from this oncoming heartbreak is Sung-Jae the Malevolent Ghost. It's a wonder he hasn't killed Eun-Hee, with his incomprehensible bouts of homicidal rage. What keeps him from doing it? Why did he kill Soon-Ae? What's his grudge? And how can you kill something that can't die?

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I totally agree we need more characters like Soon Ae. (I hope she meets a nice ghost guy)

As for why Sung Jae doesn't kill his wife - I think he enjoys her despair and pain. Naughty, naughty Malevolent Ghost!

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+ infinity to everything you said and more!!

And THIS!! THIS IS ALL anyone needs to know really

"it will be a tall order to broaden Bong-Sun’s character into one that can inspire those same feelings in four episodes."

It kills me to read all the justifications about how chef will realize even though SA was the one who truly inspired him in such small ways and crawled right smack into his heart without him even wanting or realizing it...Her persistence, her kindness, her genuineness and caring and quirky nature..It all drew him in, all fascinated him, all captivated him ...Made him rethink, re-plan, re-adjust...He changed, he's more attentive to other's needs, he's no longer a guy walking around with a stick up his ass...He's kinder too...He pays attention, he feels remorse...All due to her and her constant picking at the lock of his heart and mind and soul!!

Yet you have the blind shippers only "hoping" that well because she's "dead" duh! he'll totally forget all that, all of her, all of the things she's done to him and made him feel and how she's opened his soul and exposed his heart ...raw... unrelenting ...he was so hooked on so many things she said, done and thought!

I feel pity for the simple minded who can't see beyond the "ship" beyond the "logical" or the "norm"! I feel pity for the lack of imagination, the lack of fairness towards a character that was so rich, so untapped, with so much potential to even be trapped into the "she's the other woman who'll make him realize his love for the *real* BS" bullshit!! But I guess I really can't expect much from ppl who watch drama to either bitch about how they're shitty all day, or to escape a life as mundane as BS' existence...They could care less if a character is being slaughtered for the sake of their peace of mind or their normal shipping activities because well to hell with her, she's not OTP, she needs to GO!! Meh...Such a sad mentality that rules the roost!

I wish SA (with all her untapped potential as a character) will be rewritten somehow someday as a living breathing heroine with her unlimited potential and possibilities and is given a wonderful story! One that's not candy fluff or typical, rather heart wrenching and deep beyond imagination, one that gives her license to be who she really is without mocking it, without faking it, without pretending to be someone else because she needs to borrow a body to express herself...I really wish in dramaland someone will find her a good home to come back to us and stay I really love SA I really adore everything about her that we've seen and all those things that no one has seen yet...I hope she is reborn someday and is given a wonderful vehicle to breath her magical existence into our hearts once again and in such a grand and wondrous way...Plz writer-lady recreate SA again but in a nice living breathing body so we can truly cherish her and appreciate her, and well let those who want to ship...

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(cont)..her with the guy do just that, because obviously, if you're not "alive" you are not shippable!! eh!

And I obviously meant to say in the beginning of my post (but got distracted talking about SA and her wonderfulness) that it kills me to see that after all chef has experienced with SA, ppl are still hoping that because BS is the "living" character, then maybe just maybe it's all the justification he needs to completely overlook and under-feel all his love for SA for the sake of carrying the "typical drama arc forward." As in, the living guy must love and be with a living girl! ugh! Well hurray to all the insensitive fucks in the world! and if that's how they treat a character in a story because she doesn't fit a certain "mold" I can just imagine how they're living their daily lives judging ppl away like it's totally their birth right!!

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I'm impressed by Kim Seul-gi. Usually, in a scene with a (talented - not talking about idol actors) lead actress and a supporting actress, you know who's the lead and who's supporting. There's a presence that the lead actress has. But, in the scene where Kim Seul-gi and Park Boyoung converse after SA saves BS from getting hit by the car, it was like both actresses were on equal footing in terms of acting talent.

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Yas!! This drama has one of the best castings I've seen, including all the supporting casts. Totally deserves to be The Best Ensemble of the year. The couple, Joon and mischievous kitchen boys; Soon Ae and shaman unni; Sun Woo's peculiar family; their chemistry are just flawless.

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I love the entire casts but I'm really moved by Kim Seulgi's scenes! Her goodbye to dad and bumbling bro makes salty water leak from my eyes...

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KIM SEUL-GI is so underrated. I really hope she gets a good drama soon cause even though how much a good of an actress you are, if your costars and whole story is a flop, you'll be a flop [poor Hyun Bin with Hyde Jekyll Me].

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Underrated?

She hasn't in the entertainment business that long. Underrated are great or brilliant actors that have been toiling away for 10 years and still only keep getting supporting supporting roles.

Kim Seul-gi is on a good path to a lead role, sooner rather than later.

< if your costars and whole story is a flop, you’ll be a flop

Don't agree. Actors in flop drama can shine – particularly if they have a smaller role they can still walk away with having shown talent without having to bear the burden of "this drama failed because of you".

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Whoever did the casting for this drama is a genius especially going after Park Bo Young and casting Kim Seul Gi without an audition. It really shows they know what they are going for. Both actresses are equally awesome, cute and great actresses in my book.

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Thanks.... Oh this is interesting news... no audition? Then the Casting Director really did his homework. He knew exactly what the writer had in mind and knew what our actresses could deliver. Kudos to them all!!! :D

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I adore KSG, everywhere in her other works, and obviously here as well...But you want to know something?

Her portrayal of SA in OMG is so unlike PBY's portrayal of the character. I am not sure if it's deliberate on her part, the writer's or director's part or that it's PBY's true sunny nature that shines through when she's playing SA...However, I feel that it's because of this little mishap that many ppl are so against SA ( I could be wrong but bear with me a bit let me explain)

When we see KSG's SA, it's usually someone very screechy, very erratic, always speaking fast, always angry, with that resentful look on her face (not sure why tho, if it's just her disposition or it's something she's doing for this ghost character?) She's somehow always deadpan or serious, even her smiles come across as menacing, well she's a ghost after all! However, when it's PBY's turn to play SA, she's always adorable, silly, funny, kind, quirky, IN SHORT FUN!!

Could this be the reason why ppl are more sympathetic with BS' character? Because to their blurry eyes, PBY is always BS even when she's being SA because her SA is so much more cool than KSG sad SA? i don't know ...Maybe I'm grasping at straws but I couldn't help but make those observations about the two girls' portrayal of the "same" character.

Also, I think what doesn't help is that (in the back of ppl's minds) they've never seen KSG have one single tender moment with chef, he's never swooned at her, she's never swooned at him either for that matter...Even when she's stalking him while he sleeps, you just can't believe she is in love with him, she doesn't give him those longing stares and tender loving touches that PBY's SA does!! Maybe that's why ppl are having such a hard time shipping chef with this "version" of her? because to them well that's her true self, SA is KSG not PBY's SA? Does any of this make sense to anyone? I dunno I just keep noticing these differences and though it could very well be the cause behind all the outrage and the bias!! Who knows!

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I thinks it's a matter of agenda. People like the real Bong Sun because she has sincere feelings towards Chef while possessed Bong Sun only sees him as a means to an end (getting laid so she can finally ascend). Possessed Bong Sun became more annoying as Chef fell deeper in love with her because his love (that whole happily ever after kind of love) was being wasted on the wrong person. Even when Soon Ae finally realizes that she's in love with Chef, it's still kinda hard to root for her because 1) It will only end in heartache since she's already dead. 2) It's a betrayal to Bong Sun.. like telling your best friend you really like this person then your best friend goes and starts dating that person. It's that unspoken rule between friends.

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Sung-jae is like the worst, maniacal demon-possessed serial killer ever. He keeps his Murder Kit at the house, he marries his victims and he doesn't realize that Soon-ae is already dead, so killing Bong-sun wont stop her from just possessing someone else.

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LOL @Z I was reading your comment and thinking about the definition of 'worst' here. If worst = ineffectual, I agree. :)

Sung Jae is a bad killer because he keeps all the incriminating evidence in his house, just waiting for someone to uncover proof of his crimes.

Instead of killing his victims outright, or completing the job, he marries them - what kind of killer does that???

He actually never killed Soon Ae's spirit so she can just continue haunting him - again ineffectual! LOLOL! And if she takes on different people to possess, he will never finish killing off all of Soon Ae's hosts! :D

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To Thine Own Self Be True... I'm glad Bong Sun came clean.
I hope that Sun Woo will come out this mess not thinking she is totally nuts and really see Bong Sun's true personality and come to love her.

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Such a good episode! I'm glad Bong Sun fessed up about the possession. I'm actually hoping she and Sun Woo separate for a little while. I think it would be great for her to come to her own and be more independent. Then Sun Woo can get to know her for real.

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Yes, @Dramalava, there are some shows that can really do with the separation of the couple trope and this is one of them.

The circumstances may not allow it though, but the usual run around and looking for one's loved one scenario when Sung Jae make's Bong Sun disappear may play out. Of course then Chef will know that he'll never be able to apart from the real Bong Sun for long. :) Then reset, restart, renew!!!

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Wow. Kim Seul Gi has outdone herself. I feel Soon Ae's pain as if it was my own. All the actors are good but when Seul Gi is on screen, I just can't do anything but be in awe. I hope she gets a lead role soon! I was quite worried at first because she's the ghost in the story so she'll probably get less screen time but she's got the spotlight. Ahhh 4 episodes left. The mystery has to come in by now. Please, drama gods, don't let this show have a disappointing end. Please let it be good drama! Thanks for the recaps!

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honestly, sungjae is going to be a problem. Even if eonni and SoonAe knows about him. He's a evil spirit (assuming, since any ghost would've turned into one by now) and evil spirits dont die or disappear.
Then theres the problem with Bongsun and SunWoo. i really hope they end up together and have a new start after her confession... even if sunwoo doesnt believe in ghosts...
oh and eunhee!! im so worried for her, being married to a possessed(??) murderer... >.< and he's probably the reason why she's in this state to begin with... remember when they were eating with her friends and one of them said she wishes the hit-and-run culprit is punished? he scraped her car right after...
but im still soooo obsessed~ (even if this is gonna give me real nightmares...)

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Sun Woo loves both of them can't they just share him together xD

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, chef loves SA's soul in BS' body...He loves BS' looks but he is completely overtaken by SA's character...Not saying BS is any less of a decent person ( but we really don't know much about her beyond her blog and her constant apologies ...well epi 12 gave her a tiny backbone with her "crap" curse but that was all SA's influence wasn't it? even on a subconscious level SA has influence BS to become more like her) So BS' character is completely under-baked if you ask me... She's as vague and mysterious as an empty vase, but maybe that's why writer wrote her that way...so that she can be rich and robust as her "other" self?

She didn't really think this well tho, because as much as I want to like BS and cheer for her BLOG to be the deciding factor in chef's love for her, I just freaking can't ...I mean who is she? What has she done to impress me? or anyone for that matter? What has said or did that was so inspiring? NOTHING comes to mind!!! Writer killed BS' character for all those who are seeing this drama from "non shipping eyes"...We want to root for her, but fuck she's been a nothing in most of this drama, how can I rood for a nothing? a blank space? She's not my type of person to cheer for, and writer has done PBY's BS no justice for the sake of PBY's SA!

I know maybe that's a writer's limitation to create two wonderful and interesting characters that one actress should be playing, but if she was even remotely hoping for ppl to sympathize with the BS character beyond the "OTP/Lead Actress/Living person" bias, she should have given us more reason to love her, well fk beyond that stupid undercooked "blog" plot device!

This drama has flaws, many of them are in the writing and conception of the story...the presentation of both heroines, showing one (in one face) much more than her in her other face, the lack of balance, and the indecisiveness about how to instill loyalties in viewers hearts regarding who the heroine is or should be....Writer lady made mistakes, many of them...And cause heartache and confusion to many viewers, they now want to root for the dead girl but she's dead, and she's more interesting than the living but the living is well living so she gets the cake! Yet she gave the dead girl in the living girl's body the most screen time (and completely ignored the dead girl as the dead girl), and the most interesting moments with the male lead so now what should ppl do?

Bad moves writer friend, bad confusing moves and writing...and maybe also execution? who knows maybe director dude likes to see more of PBY on screen so he asked the writer to give more screen presence? Either way, Chef loves SA, in BS's body because well he can't see her "other" body anyway!

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I am a last happy without reservations with this show. I can now root for the girls without feeling a funny taste in my mouth.

Wow! 12 episodes in... I was saying to myself, it's about time.
- Time for Soon Ae to get about, to see and not be seen by Sung Jae and to know that he's not 'nice',
- time for her to find out what is really keeping her back from passing over,
- time for Bong Sun to have a chance to grow and shine, to love and be loved and how I love that she's taken it a step further by embracing the painful truth... as someone else said... this is true love.
- Time also for Sung Jae in his usual hot-tempered, rash way to attack the person he sees as threat or disapproving of him, and to start making mistakes in the process (which he has done this episode) so that he gets found out.
- Time for Chef to let everyone know he loves Bong Sun
- Time for Chef to start to wrap his head around the fact that he's been haunted by a manic ghost. I think it may take him some time to come to terms with this.

And finally it is time now that he starts to believe in ghosts and is brought into the picture to know the dangers that lie in wait for Bong Sun and Eun Hee. Maybe with his vitality and with Shaman Unni's help, Sung Jae will be defeated, but poor Eun Hee.

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I am really impressed by the actress Park Bo Young; just from the screen cap I can tell is it Na Bong Sun or Soon Ae in the body!

Also very surprised that Bong Sun 'confessed' to Chef so quickly, I thought she would bask in this precious time with him more...

All this quick progress gives me hope and confidence in the writing! So looking forward to next week!

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While everyone was proud of Soon Ae for stepping aside last episode, I am super proud of Bong Sun for stepping aside this episode. As a Soon Ae-shipper, I needed this confirmation. I needed Sun Woo to admit out loud that he likes Soon Ae. There is no doubt in my mind that he would have grown to like Bong Sun, too, if he were given the chance to know Bong Sun, but because of the ghost possessions, both voluntary and involuntary, the damage was done. Soon Ae made too big of an impression in his heart that it was obvious he was falling for her despite his initial refusal to her advances. Soon Ae was the one who broke down his barriers.

I find Bong Sun too accommodating, too yes-woman. She idolizes Sun Woo to the point where everything he says is right, and she would never disobey him. She is afraid to be open with him, which makes him hold all the power in their relationship. She has a good reason for doing so, since she must cover Soon Ae's tracks, but Soon Ae and Sun Woo were equals, which is by far a healthier relationship.

I bet Soon Ae would have kicked ass at the appetizer. This was yet another reminder that Sun Woo admires Soon Ae's cooking and not Bong Sun's. I know Bong Sun is a good cook, too, but besides her cooking blog, Sun Woo has never seen Bong Sun cook first-hand, whereas he was saved twice by Soon Ae's quick-thinking on the show and yearned for Soon Ae's pancakes at his lowest moment. I wish he had noticed Bong Sun's fried rice tasted different, but unfortunately, he fed all of Soon Ae's fried rice to Stalker.

Soon Ae scolding Kyung Mo was so touching and something he needed to hear. Sung Jae just gets creepier and creepier. How can Soon Ae use such a light term like "remarkably bad" after seeing him beat that innocent man to near-death? I was itching for her to confide in Unni, since Unni sensed something off about him. Hopefully, Officer Hwang can uncover the truth before Sung Jae catches on.

Thanks for the recap, javabeans!

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His heart was totally ruined for Soon Ae innit?

Poor Bong Sun. She never stood a chance to begin with. The only consolation I have is that Sun Woo did state his dislike for her "victim mentality" ways. So he didn't exactly like the timid Bong Sun and started to appreciate spunky her.

But alas, you're right. It was Soon Ae who awakened love in him. Like I said, she totally ruined him for good. But have faith Bong Sun, you'll get there. Fighting!

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I like Soonae a lot and she's done a lot of things right, but she's had a life and all the regrets to figure it out by now. She isn't without flaws, though. In contrast to Bongsun, she often gets carried away by all the fun and forget to check up on her supposedly boyfriend's feelings. Bongsun, on the other hand, is extremely considerate. She would feel uneasy for Chef to be left out of the birthday party, and would take in his discomfort when the boys teased Joon and her being chummy.

I do agree that Bongsun is quite a yes-woman. Soonae was quick to tell him when he fixed the faucet wrong, but Bongsun only pointed out that Sunwoo put the propeller on backward when the fan wasn't working. But then I think Sunwoo is impressed with Bongsun for that exact reason. When she found the change at the vendor machine, when she bit the robber, and when she knows more about putting fan parts together than he does, she's actually full of charms and wits than others don't see, and it took Sunwoo by surprise.

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Thank you for the recap, javabeans!

Without further ado, I'm glad the ladies (SA, BS, SH) have come to terms with their feelings towards SW. As much as SW is a good guy, no guy is worth fighting over for.

SA's character development has progressed drastically. She now realizes that her grudge isn't being a virgin, it's not knowing the cause of her sudden death. Since she died at a young age, she wished that she had done more in her life. From visiting Namsan to being in a relationship, she became greedy with her own desires after meeting SW.

I applaud BS for telling SW the truth. Most of SW's interactions have been with SA, not BS. BS genuinely likes SW, but he hasn't know the real her. BS realizes recently that SA liked him too.

As for SH, I initially didn't like her. Especially when she was with SA and SW at the MT! But SH has admitted while they were drinking that BS and SW were good for each other. She didn't want her relations with SW to be more awkward than it already is. Instead, she is going to cheer them on in their relationship. She'll find a good guy soon. ?

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Why is everyone so anti SA? I prefer the ending be SA+chef and BS+Joon.
Hopefully for the reminding episodes they will help chef realized that he was indeed in love w SA. While undergoing the route of discovery, SA protects BS and eventually find the reason of her passing. Just before her ascending SA get a last real date w chef.

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OMG! I wish that would happen. Like a day before her ascending they'll go to a trip and they'll do 'it' then bam! she's going to ascend. But of course, with Chef crying and all and BS being a good friend/dongsaeng to chef. and I really don't get why people are so against with SA. If I were a ghost, I don't even know what to do cause we're ghosts. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING! hahaha. I think Joon's gay though o.o Idk, just a hunch hahaha.

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Maybe you're right about Joon being gay!! Maybe he's liked Chef for a really long time and just want Chef to be happy, that's why he offered Soonae money when she went around bugging Chef, gave her relationship advice and ensured her the Chef is a great guy for waiting, and then got reeeeealy disappointed when Chef chose Minsoo's dish over his.

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I know! And he's just protecting BS cause girl code? hahaha jk. But how can we explain the part where he really liked Bong-Ae being clingy to him and the part where "I'll be her boyfriend then" It's too confusing! But yeah, I really think Joon's gay. And I was here shipping BS and Joon. I crie.

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do you even know what anti means? lol
people shipping bong sun x chef doesn't mean they are anti SA. wtf

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I'm really glad and proud with both of the girls. BS accepted that Chef had fallen for SA and not BS though I cried at the part where she admitted that it wasn't her. BS loved Chef more than anyone but also, SA loved chef too. It was very satisfying haha. But now, we don't even know who Chef really loves. I mean, he'll be confused but he did fell for SA's antics and stuff and it would be weird for SW to fall for BS in just 4 episodes! I mean, 4 EPISODES LEFT! How can SW fall for BS in that time span? And let's remember that 1 episode won't circulate in just their love affair so I don't really know what's the love line is now cause every k-drama surprises us with twists and stuff so I won't be TOO attached to SA and SW just yet cause if I'm going to be attached to them, well... I just got 2nd lead syndrome again! (first for a female). 2nd lead syndrome is very common these days *sigh*

About SJ, OMG! I just.... I really need to know how he can be nice yet at the same time be evil.... HOW? Maybe sometimes, the real SJ tries to come out yet the evil spirit doesn't want him to come out? I really like the theory on where SJ's real personality is coming out because of SA then the evil spirit gets angry and tried to kill SA but then BAM! EH came to the rescue then SA was saved and saw SJ hit EH then she got scared and ran while SJ chased her then (probably) killed her or maybe just knocked her out then threw her at the river. I really hope that theory is true hahaha.

SH's so mature. I thought she's be part of the love triangle but I guess not. I love how she just accepted it cause she doesn't want her friendship with SW to be broken. I thought she was evil (2nd lead evil and not evil evil haha) and will try to ruin BONG-AE and SW's relationship. I guessed wrong.

SA's going to find out the truth! YES! It's about time! Like I love her antics but I want to find out why she died and why is SJ trying to kill BS and killed SA. THE MYSTERIES! AAHHH!

But, if I'm going to be unprofessional here's what I'm going to say: IF SA-SW ISN'T END GAME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS DRAMA ANYMORE! CAUSE C'MON! LET'S BE HONEST HERE, SA OPENED SOMETHING ON SW. SHE HELPED HIM GROW! SHE HELPED HIM SEE THINGS AND DO THINGS HE WOULDN'T ACTUALLY DO! BS ISN'T THAT GOOD AT COMMUNICATING AND ALWAYS A "YES CHEF" KIND OF GIRL. UMMM AN 'UNDER'? SA AND SW'S RELATIONSHIP IS BALANCED. CAUSE I REALLY CAN'T IMAGINE CHEF FALLING FOR REAL BS IN JUST 4 EPISODES! THAT IS ABSURD! but again, not getting my hopes up for SA-SW cause k-dramas are sometimes f'ed up. "OH MY GHOSTESS! PLEASE DON'T BE LIKE ANY OTHER K DRAMA!"

It would be funny if Chef thought that BS was just trying to play him all over again and will try to get her attention but I doubt that cause it will take another long episode again. I think Chef will believe her and since her mom knows a lot about ghosts, he'll ask for her help and they'll go to shaman unnie and...

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........they'll know the whole truth! MAYBE... hahaha.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EPISODE! THANKS SOOOO MUCH FOR THE RECAP!

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i'm curious as to how chef will come to accept bong-sun's confession about the possession- obviously, ghosts exist in their world, so i feel like something will happen to make him believe in ghosts, which will also mark his change as a character because we always saw him dismissing his mother's "superstitions."

other thoughts:
-doubt soon-ae and chef will become endgame.
-why is sung-jae leaving all his incriminating evidence in his roooom
-soon-ae saying that sung-jae is different- does it just mean that she happened to see another side of him that she wasn't aware of when she was a human? because he'd been possessed during that time already, right?
-my ongoing questions about how evil spirit possession works...although as i wrote before, i feel like sung-jae is still sung-jae, just doubly more evil because of the spirit's influence. i think it works differently from when "normal" ghosts possess other humans, and the host body is unconscious.
-why the headless shots? when it seems pretty clear that it's all sung-jae's doing? unless he has an accomplice....
-really pleasantly surprised by how they addressed who chef is really in love with- i thought they'd kind of gloss over that, maybe. but now that it's explicitly said in the drama that soon-ae and chef were the one who shared all those moments together, are they really going to become the end couple? i just don't see how that would happen though, with one of the reasons being based on reality- park bo young being an a-list star, and therefore unlikely to have the spot of heroine taken away from her. she was always the heroine, and so will doubtlessly remain chef's love interest. the show keeps on messing with my expectations though, and that's a good thing.
-i like how so-hyung did not become lower than how we saw her at the mt.......but am confused if their (sun-woo and so-hyung) mutual crush on each other was necessary at all now, seeing how abruptly they resolved it. the only purpose was to provoke bong-sun into asking seon-ae to possess her, thus the shenanigans, but eh, it was a bit dissatisfying to see how it played out. wasn't convincing that he'd liked her from his student days and for years and years at that, because of how quickly he lost interest in her. but oh well. i still like how she's regained her dignity and cool as a professional and became sincere and friendly with bong-sun.

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Hi everyone, I'm delurking to share something I thought of that you might find interesting. I usually comment on this show at MDL but anyway glad to see some people I know here too (@GB hi!!! Hope you are well, I miss our talks since Healer) :D I'm not from a physics background (but rather biology, but I did high school physics 5 years ago) so forgive me if my interpretation is wrong but I want to give this a shot...

Earlier on in the show it's established that SA and BS share the same frequency right? And also SW is a #1 fan of Sunshine blog and even mentions that he feels like they are on the same wavelength (ie same wavelength as BS).

Now basic physics formala for wavelength is as follows:

wavelength = speed / frequency

Therefore, the relationship between wavelength and frequency are inversely proportional to each other, while wavelength and speed are directly proportional. In other words, if you increase the wavelength, your speed also increases while your frequency decreases. I feel like this represents SW's relationship with BS and SA and I wonder how detailed our writer is when regarding frequency and wavelengths.

You see...if we regard frequency and how polar opposite both BS and SA are in personality we can substitute it in the formula. So from SW's point of view, there are 3 "states" to BS - low (depressed), middle (neutral), and high (manic). Let's just say the low state = low frequency and high state = high frequency. Every time when BS is in her apologetic "I'm sorry" state (i.e. low freq), SW is not that happy. While when she's in her manic state (high freq) and wanting to jump on SW all the time, he gets tired. BUT in neutral state SW is happy because it matches with his wavelength (I.e. neutral state = perfect wavelength). Same goes for speed, when BS is too fast in the relationship, the wavelength increases and has to keep up...it can get tiring/shocking, but it gets SW's attention. While on the other hand, when speed was slow (like before in episode 1), wavelength is smaller, there is less activity (SW finds BS boring, or doesn't notice her enough to have feelings for her yet). The perfect wavelength is one that can balance both speed and frequency perfectly. That is the neutral/"spunky" side of BS, and that kinda wavelength she gives off matches SW's perfectly ❤

I hope that makes sense and it's not gibberish :) I found that since the first episode until now, it can't be coincidence that the writer uses words like 'frequency' and 'wavelength' and keeps changing the speed of the skinship between SW and BS without a reason. And when all 3 elements are together, I can't help thinking of this physics equation and how it makes sense when we see their relationship dynamic. Even obvious is when SW decides to accept BS/SA's fast speed (i.e wants to finally have sex), the opposite happens... BS/SA freaks out haha. There needs to be a perfect balance. If the writer...

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(Cont...)

...didn't write this thinking of this equation then I'm quite impressed! :D

Happy thinking folks! I wonder if @Snickers watches this show...since I remember she's someone with a physics background. I'm going to go back to lurking now :)

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Wow! Forgot about the frequency thing. What a great analogy. I think you may be on to something. I wonder if Bong Sun (low) being possessed by SA (high) is slowly changing her wavelength to medium so as to match with Chef. While she is still a bit timid, we have seen some strength and growth in her. I like it!

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you get a gold star!! That is some briljant thinking there !