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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 16 (Final)

There’s something nice about a finale that’s all about saying goodbye, since it gives us the chance to send our characters off with proper farewells, where they get to express what they mean to each other and how they’ve grown. Oh My Ghostess certainly had its share of missteps along the way, but the finale brings it back around to character moments, and doesn’t scrimp on the heart that made us love it in the first place.

 
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FINAL EPISODE RECAP

Soon-ae watches as Unni distracts herself with cleaning, trying to ignore that today is the end of Soon-ae’s three-year run as a ghost. Soon-ae says it’s time to say goodbye and move on, and admits that she feels relief now that her grudge is resolved, though she still has some lingering regrets. Unni scoffs that there’s no such thing as a ghost without regrets.

Soon-ae says that with her gone, Unni will have her full powers and be back in business. She hugs her goodbye, and Unni fights her own tearful reaction as she hugs her back. Unni swears she’s not even that sad, then bursts into tears as she says her final goodbye.

Little bro Kyung-mo wakes up to find Dad breaking out the dishware for Soon-ae’s memorial, and he realizes that today is the anniversary of her death. Kyung-mo watches sadly as Dad sighs that he’s starting early just in case it means that Soon-ae will come visit them longer, for a full day.

But Dad is called away by the police department, where the detectives tell him the truth about Soon-ae’s murder by Officer Sung-jae after witnessing the hit-and-run.

Dad is shocked to hear that she didn’t commit suicide, then as he leaves the station, the anger hits him as he thinks of all the times he’d fed her murderer a warm meal. Oh no, he collapses on the station’s front steps.

Bong-sun jabbers brightly to Sun-woo about how her grandmother finds her new sunny disposition so strange that she accused her of being possessed by a ghost. He knows she’s trying extra hard to be positive around him right now, and says that he’ll get it together now and be strong for his family, for Eun-hee and Mom.

Bong-sun takes his hand and says that she’ll protect him, and that puts a smile on his face. He teases her for bluffing big, but she counters that she learned from the best. Touché.

A call from Kyung-mo interrupts them, and at the same time, Soon-ae arrives at Dad’s restaurant to find it empty. But a couple of neighbors happen to pass by sighing that the ajusshi here collapsed again, and Soon-ae freezes.

Kyung-mo berates himself outside the emergency room for not going with Dad to the police station, and Bong-sun and Sun-woo arrive to tell him it’s not his fault. The prognosis is bad though—the doctor says that with Dad’s condition, shock is the worst thing to his system, and they should prepare themselves for the worst.

Kyung-mo collapses in tears, just as Soon-ae arrives. Bong-sun is the only one who can see her, as she crouches in front of Kyung-mo and starts to cry.

Dad’s condition worsens and he starts to flatline, and Soon-ae sits at his beside wailing for him to wake up as doctors power up the defibrillators. As they try to shock him awake, Soon-ae sees something move past her and goes running out into the hallway. It’s Dad’s spirit, and aaack, he’s walking towards the light!

She runs to block his path, arms stretched out as wide as they’ll go, and he’s a little dazed as her recognizes her. She cries, “It’s me, Dad! You can’t go! You have to stay a little longer—what will our Kyung-mo do? You have to see Kyung-mo get married, and see your grandchildren first, and then let’s meet again after that. When we meet again, let’s live a thousand, ten thousand years happily. I’ll only ever be born as your daughter.”

She hugs him tearfully one last time, then turns him around and sends him walking back towards his body. He cries but continues to walk forward as she fades in the background. And back in the room, Dad’s eyes flutter open, and Kyung-mo screams for the doctor. Phew.

Kyung-mo refuses to leave Dad’s beside even when he’s awake and stable, no matter how much Dad tries to get him to go eat. Soon-ae sits there right next to Kyung-mo, happily gazing at her family.

Kyung-mo admits that he really thought Dad was dying this time, and he resented noona, thinking she was being selfish and wanting Dad with her because she was bored. Dad says it’s the opposite, that Soon-ae saved him and told him to stay until Kyung-mo was married and gave him grandchildren.

Dad doesn’t know if it was a dream because it felt so real, and Kyung-mo humors him but assumes he just dreamt of noona. Dad says that it must be because he saw Soon-ae, but he feels happy. Kyung-mo tells Dad that he’s resolved to do well from now on and work hard, and both Soon-ae and Dad look over at him proudly.

Bong-sun comes by, and Soon-ae tells her that today is the day her three years as a ghost are up. Soon-ae turns to her and says she’s grateful, and really sorry. But Bong-sun says that she thinks unni coming into her life was fate—Soon-ae solved the mystery of her death, Bong-sun took one step closer to Sun-woo, and Sun-woo found out the truth about Eun-hee’s accident.

Soon-ae smiles at that and adds that Bong-sun isn’t the same doormat she was before, and she’s really strong now and will live well. Bong-sun promises to work hard and asks Soon-ae to watch over her.

Soon-ae gives her the advice to love as much as she can while she has the chance, and brags that she’s going to meet an even handsomer man than Chef up in heaven. Bong-sun knows it’s just a platitude but says that’ll be great and she’s jealous, and they both struggle to hold back their tears.

When Soon-ae gets up to go, Bong-sun asks what about Chef—isn’t she going to say goodbye? Soon-ae says he doesn’t even recognize her anyway, but Bong-sun invites her to posses her body one last time. Soon-ae turns her down, not wanting to do that to the end, but Bong-sun says this is the last time she’ll ever let anyone possess her, and pulls Soon-ae in herself.

Sun-woo tells So-hyung over the phone that he’s preparing to open the restaurant again, and that he’s thinking of sending Mom and Eun-hee abroad to look into alternative treatments for her legs, and also to just take some time away.

Soon-ae-as-Bong-sun comes in and looks up at Sun-woo with stars in her eyes, and he wonders what’s gotten into her. He takes her hand and is surprised at how cold it is, and that’s when it registers that she might be Soon-ae. She confirms it: “That’s right, it’s me, Chef.”

She shyly pulls her hand away and can barely get out the words that Bong-sun let her come say goodbye. He struggles awkwardly with what to say, and she tells him he needn’t say anything. Soon-ae: “I received so many gifts from you—things I never got to do when I was alive, those feelings… And I was really happy here. I no longer have any regrets.”

Sun-woo thanks her for letting him find out the truth about Eun-hee’s accident, and his voice shakes as he says, “And I’m sorry that you died because of it.” She says that was just her fate, and holds her hand out for a shake as she tells him to be happy.

He takes her hand in both of his, then says, “Go well, Shin Soon-ae.” It startles her when he says her name, and he steps closer to hug her goodbye. She comes out of Bong-sun’s body while he’s hugging her, and looks over at the both of them with a tearful smile.

She turns to go, then looks back one last time before walking into the light. Bong-sun cries as she watches Soon-ae leave, and Sun-woo holds her close. The light envelops Soon-ae, and just like that, she’s gone.

Medium Unni can sense that Soon-ae has passed on, and stands by the river mourning her loss. Behind her, the bell necklace she had put on Soon-ae reappears. She sighs that life just amounts to working hard and living each day to the fullest, and shouts up into the sky that Soon-ae lived and worked hard better than anyone, she knows that. She cries out, “Go well, Shin Soon-ae! You lived well, Soon-ae!” Awww.

Unni wipes her tears and wonders what she’ll have to look forward to now that Soon-ae is gone, and right on cue, Sun-woo’s mom calls wanting a drinking buddy, and Unni runs out to meet her.

Sun Restaurant reopens after a week, and the assistant chefs are all giddy to get back to work. They’re especially happy about Bong-sun’s return, and Sun-woo doesn’t even try to hide how much he adores and favors her anymore.

Only Min-soo is jealous, insisting that Chef’s loving eyeballs used to only gaze at him, and when Sun-woo argues, Min-soo strips down to his underwear and chases him around the restaurant.

During the dinner rush, Sun-woo calls out the orders and puts Bong-sun in charge of one of the pastas, and everyone ooohs and rallies behind her. She delivers the dish to the table and waits with bated breath to hear the customer’s reaction, and beams when it’s positive. The most adorable thing is that she turns to the kitchen, where Sun-woo and all the guys are standing in a line, holding their thumbs up in approval.

Sun-woo gets a call from a cooking competition asking him to be a judge, and he has a rare humble moment when he turns it down, though he thinks at the last minute to ask if they’re still taking contestants.

He starts up lessons again with Bong-sun that night, and casually mentions that she has to practice hard if she’s going to compete, and tells her about the competition he entered her in. She’s nervous, but he tells her that sometimes you just have to jump in without thinking, and gives her a present to encourage her. It’s her own chef’s knife, complete with an engraving with her initials and a heart.

The day of her competition comes around, and the assistant chefs are all full of advice and good wishes as they see her out. Joon puts two calming herb medicine balls in her hand, one for her and one for Sun-woo, who is hilariously way more nervous than Bong-sun.

Bong-sun is actually pretty together compared to Sun-woo, who’s such a ball of nerves that she eventually has to shoo him away to his seat so she can focus on the competition. She doesn’t crumble under pressure, and explains to the judge who comes by that the idea for the dish came from the noodles her grandmother used to make for her, modified to be pasta.

They’re elated when her name gets called as the third-place winner, and Sun-woo assures her that she won on her own merits, and for the story behind her dish. He’s so proud of her, and so are the rest of the guys, who hang up signs outside the restaurant and greet them with a cake when they return.

Joon grabs her in a bear hug, and Sun-woo pries them apart jealously, hee. They ask about her prize money, but are more interested in the chance for winners to go study abroad (aaagh, whyyyy). That’s news to Bong-sun, and Sun-woo suddenly grows quiet.

Bong-sun asks him up on the roof that night why he didn’t mention the studying abroad part, and he says he never expected her to actually win. He hugs her, genuinely proud, and says he’ll respect her decision either way—if she wants to stay here and learn on the job, he’ll help her do that, and if she wants to study abroad, he’ll be cool about that too.

She hesitates, then asks if it’s really okay if she leaves, and his heart sinks a little when he realizes that she wants to go. She says that it’s because she wants to experience it, to go see the wide world and work hard each step of the way on her own merits.

He cuts her off to ask about his main concern—whether she can stay faithful—and says he’s not sure about himself when there are countless women throwing themselves at him all the time. It would be less reassuring if it didn’t sound so ridiculous.

He suddenly darts up and storms into his room, and Bong-sun wonders if she should’ve just said she’d stay. But he comes right back with her couple ring-necklace and says it’s the only way he’ll rest easy, warning her that the necklace will punish her if she strays.

He pulls her into his lap to fasten it around her neck, and she puts his arm around her waist. Sun-woo lets out the saddest little sigh and says, “Even with you in my arms, I already miss you. What am I going to do?” Aw, and then he buries his face in her shoulder and cries, though he insists the whole time that he isn’t crying, nope.

Two years later. Stalker the dog has a whole dog family now, and Medium Unni is a huge success, with a bustling waiting room full of clients and her own TV show. Min-soo is now the head chef of Sun Restaurant (hm, where is Sun-woo?), and prepares the boys for the arrival of their new foreign-educated sous chef, who’s already late on the first day.

The door chimes, and in struts Seo In-gook, putting in a cameo as the new sous chef Edward. (He and Min-soo were bestest pals in High School King of Savvy, which makes the ensuing ego war all the funnier.)

Edward totally ignores Min-soo at every turn and sizes him up immediately as a salaried head chef, not the chef-owner, and the only thing Min-soo can offer up in defense is the giant self-portrait he’s put up on the wall.

Edward is more interested in flirting with the hostess than in meeting the rest of the guys, and draws all the attention from the female patrons who swoon as they watch him. Min-soo is further annoyed when the others say that his bluster isn’t all for show since his food is actually good, calling him the king of savvy. Badum-ching.

It’s only his first day, but already Edward is calling out orders for Min-soo to do, and Joon is the only one with enough sass to tell the new guy to do it himself. Go Joon! It’s so cute to see an actual reason for Joon to take Min-soo’s side, of all things, and he gets Min-soo to admit that he misses Sun-woo.

Sun-woo has opened a new restaurant—this one is a tiny fusion-Korean restaurant, and Kyung-mo is the only employee, who doesn’t see why Chef bothers to shout out the orders when he’s going to make them all himself. Sun-woo grouses that Kyung-mo is always talking back when he’s supposed to be learning, so that he can someday return to Dad’s restaurant and be of help.

So-hyung comes by to congratulate Sun-woo on the new place and introduces her new boyfriend, who looks exactly like her dead ex-husband. That’s… weird.

Mom picks Eun-hee up at her flower shop and drops her off somewhere, and Eun-hee has rehabilitated her legs enough to walk with crutches. She brings a big bouquet of flowers (which she told Mom meant “eternal love”) to a police-guarded hospital room… where Sung-jae turns around and greets her with a smile. He’s alive??

It quickly becomes apparent that he’s lost his memories, and he asks again how long they were together. She says three years, and he admits that he doesn’t remember, but he’s sure they must’ve been happy. He starts to cry in frustration that he can’t remember their time together, but she tells him not to try so hard because she likes him the way he is now too.

Sun-woo sighs on his rooftop that Bong-sun isn’t calling as often lately, and struggles to convince himself that European guys wouldn’t be trying to seduce her. He ends up shouting back at himself, “How can they not, when she’s so pretty?! When her face shines like this?!”

He berates himself for acting cool and letting her go, breaks into a whiny song about missing her, then cries himself to sleep. Ha.

It’s another busy day at Sun when Bong-sun walks right through the front door, surprising the guys, who all pepper her with questions and end up just group-hugging in excitement.

She goes to see Dad next, who’s making a fresh batch of kimchi following Soon-ae’s recipe. He looks healthy and happy, and he’s delighted when Bong-sun offers to work in his kitchen, just as long as he doesn’t try to pay her in yogurts. Aweswome, she’s going to work for Dad?

Meanwhile at Sun-woo’s new restaurant, he yells at Kyung-mo for ordering ten times the amount of shrimp they need for the day, and they get into a whole tiff about it until Kyung-mo quits and storms out. Apparently this is a normal occurrence, because Sun-woo just looks at the clock and wonders how he happens to quit at exactly 3:30 every day.

Kyung-mo paces outside and counts to three for Sun-woo to come after him, and when he doesn’t, Kyung-mo wonders if he’s playing hard to get or if he should just go grovel. I love this kid.

Bong-sun walks up, and he hugs her happily before calling her bad for not checking in more often. Sun-woo comes outside looking for Kyung-mo and freezes when he sees Bong-sun.

He presents her with one of his dishes, and she marvels that he’s making rice now. She tastes it just like he taught her to, and instantly comes up with ideas for how to make it better.

He notes passive-aggressively that she must’ve called so little because she was so busy studying to be a top student, and she sees that he’s mad.He pretends that he was too busy to call too, but she says that it was because she missed him too much, and thought that she’d want to come running back the second she heard his voice.

She says it was really hard to be away from him but she endured, and he finally smiles and hugs her, admitting that he missed her.

He picks her up and tells her she did well, and she kisses him over and over again.

They go back to his rooftop, and he offers to hire her, but she says she’s already lined up a new job. He gets jealous when she runs up to greet Stalker with more enthusiasm than she showed for him, and she pulls a Soon-ae move by jumping him and calling him so cute that she wants to “do it.”

He makes sure that she’s really Bong-sun, wriggles free, then scoops her up in his arms, declaring, “It’s D-day!” They go to his room, and we just hear their voices saying things like, “Is that not it?” “That’s it, you’re in trouble!”

Min-soo continues to run Sun with just his core guys and no Edward, Sun-woo and Kyung-mo are busy at the new restaurant, and Bong-sun soon has Dad’s place bustling with customers again.

The taxi drivers all dote on her and tell Dad that they didn’t know he had a second daughter, and he tells them all proudly that Bong-sun is his second daughter who just came back from studying abroad.

As Bong-sun and Sun-woo ride their bikes side by side, she narrates, “As it always did before, the seasons changed and our daily lives resumed, but that summer… through her, who came and went like a midsummer night’s dream, we came to know love, and discovered how precious connections and people are. And just as she told me to do, today I love myself too. And… I love him.”

 
COMMENTS

Once Bong-sun and Sun-woo had already become a couple, the finale really only had to do one thing well—send Soon-ae off with the right emotional punch. There were a lot of things about the ghost possession that weren’t very smooth along the way, but I was really happy with where our characters ended up in the finale, and the send-off that Soon-ae got with each character. She really was the heart of the show, and it’s satisfying to see how she’d changed all of their lives for the better, and that they acknowledged her influence on them. She obviously had the most direct influence on Bong-sun, who gradually adopted her boldness and truly took Soon-ae’s advice to heart. It’s a simplistic arc but a really crucial one, since she went from living her life as if dead, to grabbing the most out of every opportunity that came her way, and not holding anything back from the person she loves.

Her goodbye with Sun-woo was short, but it was the one thing Soon-ae really needed in order to actually leave without lingering regret, and I liked that they played it in a quiet, dignified way. Of course, she’ll always regret not being able to love him in this lifetime, but that can’t be helped. It was touching that he did the one thing she never expected—call her by name, acknowledging who she was as a person, even if he found out too late. Her love for him can be nothing else but bittersweet because she’s already dead, but I found it lovely that she was satisfied with him knowing who she was, and that she got the chance to have loved him at all. But it was honestly her goodbyes with Unni and Dad that actually brought tears to my eyes, and I appreciated that Soon-ae was given a face-to-face moment with Dad to save him herself, no conduit or messenger needed. Soon-ae saving her family was the emotional payoff I was waiting for (far more than catching Sung-jae, which is why it would’ve been nice to condense a lot of Episode 15).

Speaking of Sung-jae, I was taken aback by his reappearance, mostly because I felt like we got the closure we needed for his character in the last episode. I’m not sure if they felt like Eun-hee would have too much tragedy in her life if he died, but it’s hard to believe how forgiving she can be after knowing everything, even if she believes in the ghost possession. Maybe this is the show’s way of putting the blame solely on the evil spirit that possessed him, but I feel like that runs counter to the whole evil-people-invite-evil-to-possess-them thing. I refuse to believe that he shouldn’t take responsibility for his actions, which I guess he will, despite his amnesia. I don’t know, I just found it a little too warm and fuzzy an ending for him. He KILLED PEOPLE. Come on.

That sort of speaks to one of the show’s biggest flaws, which is that the rules of ghost possession weren’t made explicit, and I felt like they changed at times to suit different situations. I’m willing to go anywhere with you in a supernatural world, just as long as you tell me what the rules are—that way every action means something and I’m with you every step of the way, not left wondering why something happened and what it could mean. I also wish that the mystery had played out with more twists, because Eun-hee’s accident and Soon-ae’s death felt like a very obvious story point that we had all guessed quite early on, that got put on ice until just before the finale, then played out exactly as expected. It’s probably a case where Im Joo-hwan’s performance as a creepy possessed killer elevated the simplistic mystery arc.

But I do think that’s this producing team’s true strength—letting the actors shine and make the material their own. And yes, maybe Min-soo didn’t need quite SO much screen time (he really does ramble, that guy), but the openness to ad-libbing makes the camaraderie feel real among the characters. I honestly felt like Jo Jung-seok fell in love with Park Bo-young just a little, he was so convincing when he looked at her like she was the cutest thing on Earth. He’s the only person who could’ve made such an egomaniac so lovably geeky, and never as abrasive as the words coming out of his mouth.

Though of course Park Bo-young carried the show with her amazing ability to capture Kim Seul-gi in her performance as Soon-ae, because she never made us doubt for one second which of them was in control, and she made me feel for her and Bong-sun equally. I’m so glad that her drama comeback was such a huge success, and I hope that means she’ll take frequent breaks from films to do more dramas.

Kim Seul-gi was already a breakout as a supporting comedic actress, but she really showed her dramatic chops in this role. I never would’ve felt as much for her character if she hadn’t been given that amount of screen time to be outside of Bong-sun and watching the world as a ghost—those were always the moments I connected with her on her an emotional level and wanted her to resolve her grudge, because I felt her plight directly. The supporting players like Unni and Mom were so delightful, and of course Joon was always good for a random swoon and Kyung-mo great for a laugh. (That kid, I want a spinoff for him! Oh My Brother, 2016?)

The whole studying abroad trope never fails to make me groan because it’s so overdone, so I could’ve really done without that part of the finale. But it was nice to see Bong-sun grow by leaps and bounds, to be so secure in herself as to win a competition, or venture out into the world on her own. In that respect I can see how it makes her a stronger character, and I do appreciate that her arc is about loving herself and making decisions about her own future, not living a life that revolves around her boyfriend. Because if she had given up control of her body to a ghost for that life lesson, I might’ve lost my lunch. And I like where all of our characters end up, like the fact that Sun-woo takes Kyung-mo under his wing to give him the tough-love education that Dad would be too soft on him to do, and that Bong-sun chooses to carve out her own path by starting small at Dad’s restaurant. It’s an added bonus that they become like family to each other, but that was my hope for them all along.

There are a lot of things I wish Oh My Ghostess had done differently, like giving us a stronger relationship between Bong-sun and Soon-ae other than a few conversations, or handling the possession and early romance with more concern for the balance between the two women. So much of the early development was between Sun-woo and Soon-ae that Bong-sun felt relegated to vessel-hood, and then in the latter half it swung the opposite way and Soon-ae got put in a corner. It just would’ve been nice to go back and forth more often, and to let them communicate with each other right away. Ultimately they wrapped up their stories in the way I’d hoped, so I walk away feeling good about where the show ended up; I just would’ve loved it all the more if the road here had been better balanced. But it’s no small beans when you can say about a show when it’s over that it made you laugh, cry, and swoon, or that it warmed your heart and made you care about where the characters would go, whether in this life or the next.

 
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What an great ending! This episode hit all the right notes for me~ I haven’t been this sad to see a drama ending in a long time :’(

I’m surprised that I was so moved with Soon-ae leaving – nearly every scene of her saying goodbye to someone, I was tearing up… and omg her farewell with Chef... so touching~

I realized while I was watching that I am seriously going to miss Sous Chef and the rest of the gang! They were such a hoot, each of them with amazing acting skills! I wish they were a real team haha

And I’m glad the drama still gave us all the cute moments between Chef and Bong Sun. Even though we missed out on that a bit in the last few eps, I'm still more than satisfied with the cuteness given to us in this ep! Ahh LOVE THIS DRAMA <3

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.....I haven’t been this sad to see a drama ending in a long time :’(

Me too, my friend, me too.

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Me three :'( I cried buckets. I will really miss this drama a lot </3

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Me four.. i will really miss them a lot.

#sobs

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Me five... i am cry tooo

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:( I've been holding out not to read the recap and finally finished the finale today...and I'm really sad right now, like saying goodbye to family.

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I'm still watching this! ??? damn you drama for making me cry so much my head hurts. Soooo good!

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Seriously going to miss Shin Soonae. And OMG YES! I totally felt like Jo Jungseok found Park Boyoung super cute. That mushy expression in his eyes was adorable.
Thanks OMG for a fun, adorable, and (*sob*) emotional run and for making me anticipate Fridays even more! Thank you girlfriday and javabeans for recapping and enjoying the ride along with all us fans!

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That's cause Jo Jung Seok's such a good actor. i totally also believed the love he had for Lee Jae Shin in King 2 hearts (didn't really belive his and Shin Min Ah's chemistry though). i guess it has to do with both partners and Lee Bo Young was amazing.
In real life though... i think i read somewhere that he's dating Gummy.
Gonna miss OMG. Now I only have Yongpal as my drama addiction!

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oh and also... Ugh, Seo In Guk is so freakin' hot. Thank you to whoever decided to let him do a cameo. The King of Savvy reference is making me want to watch that drama all over again.

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He just oozes hotness. I literally vaporized when he went over to the receptionist and said "hey". So glad he made a cameo. The man knows how to handle a frying pan *.*

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I'm usually pretty immune to actors' hotness...but phew...SIG is something else entirely. Whoever did his look to cameo really did him justice!

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Everytime I saw the more cheerful and confident BS, I went 'Oh Hi Possessed BS/ Soon-ae! Glad to see you again!' because, seriously, that was the very first thing that made me loving this show all over again. I overlooked all the flaws and just went along with her cuteness haha!

and All chef's 'fall-in-love' scenes were way too natural for me. No wonder some think JJS really fall to PBY. Kudos to both of them and the rest of the casts!

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oh my goodness i got so teary during this final episode :') i just wanted to 'awwww' or cry at every scene (i did) <3
it's amazing to see all that character development, progress, and an amazing narrative journey thrown at us as viewers and im honestly so proud of everyone who was involved in the making of this drama.
this drama is the type which would have me excited for every single episode and laughing at so many scenes.
thank you to everyone else who has also enjoyed this drama ^_^ and thank you girlfriday

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If only Jo Jung-seok was single, it'd be easy to root for them off the show. But he isn't w/c is sad.

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He might have a lot of explaining to do to Gummy. lol I swear he fell in love a little bit with Park Bo Young while filming. You can just see it in his eyes on the BTS. I can't blame him though, she's just so adorable. The guy is only human.

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Where are the BTS vids? :O

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I thought the same too. If he did, I guess it's understandable. Even i fell for for her. lol

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" Even i fell for for her. lol"
haha i totally fell for her too! I think she's the only actress who can do extreme ayego without being annoying, because shes just so tiny and adorable like a child. And she had a different ayego for Soonae and Bong Sun! Girl's got some serious talent!

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ME too! She's truly the little pea of cuteness. Cuteness overload!!

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+111111

especially the kiss scenes.. this dude seems enjoying it so much, haha.. i could hear some 'voice' lols..

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Thank you again for the recap. Oh my gosh, that scene, between SA and her dad, and the way she was pleading with him to not die yet, to not leave KM alone. Soooo good.

Also, so moving to see Shaman Unni get emotional at SA's leaving. She really loved her.

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I'm not ready for this to end :(

This show was powerful and the characters had me by the heartstrings. Seriously, I can't even form sentences right now, too busy thinking what I'll do next Friday/Saturday and the one after that without Oh My Ghostess to thoroughly entertain me.

I know there'll be other shows, but this one was just so special to me. When comparing it with other finales, for instance The Time We Were Not In Love, I can't help but realize just how well this show did cuteness without making it cloying or stuffing it down the viewer's throat. Park Bo Young is the cutest and both her and Jo Jung-Seok have a fan in me for life. This show was everything!

Thank you so much for the recaps, I kept up with the show every week but loved coming here and seeing the thoughts of other viewers, it was great sharing ideas and feelings. 5/5 stars for this wonderful show!

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Thankyou girlfriday. I was waiting for this recap since 1 hour. :D
I can't believe It's over now. Aiyyaa What will I watch now?

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This was such a great drama with excellent actors. Special shout out to PBY, JJS, IJH and KSG. The chemistry between the leads was sizzling. I was squealing like crazy when they were kissing. I'm sure I'm gonna miss watching all of them.

I think a lot of the scenes especially in this episode were ad libbed.

I am happy that everyone got their closures. Even the audience got what they wanted e.i the REAL KISS and "bed scene" :p I almost cried when Na Bong Sun was sending Soon Ae to the light. I just didn't want this show to end just yet.

It may be far fetched but I hope that the cast would get to work together again in another project.

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That last screen shot of them kissing. Rooarrrr. That's why I love cable dramas. The kisses are really kisses! Not stilted kiss on the big 3 network.
This is by far the best rom com of 2015. I love this show and especially love the send off. PBY & JJS are such amazing actors. Their chemistry was so cute. Definitely need a reunion soon! ?
Thank you for recapping this.

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most big networks has deep kisses during actual shooting, but PD had to tone it down making it more applicable to younger age.

watch this pinocchio kisses hehe :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfJrR8hAt_Y

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hahaha it's true! just like kisses in It's okay it's love, the kiss in ep 8 after the OTP drank beer, it's shown as just a short kiss, but in fact, from BTS/making, they kissed longer and deeper hahaha

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Yeah. I do know the Network rules regarding kissing and such...and the conservative Korean culture etc... (Being asian myself)
Pinocchio kiss scenes are one of the better ones. Only Lee Jong Suk should ever kiss Park Shin Hye! lol. Jokes... Thanks for the link. It made me sqeeee all over again. Tehehe!

I have also notice the kissing scenes has improved on the big network. Thanks to actors such as Jung ll Woo, Yoon Shi Yoon, Ji Chang wook ....my brain has already fried from thinking about these 4 so far....lol....Anyone care to add to the list???
(Not Lee Min ho...That Heir closet kiss was atrocious! Made me struck him out of my list)

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Must mention "It's Okay, It's Love" romantic scenes with Jo In-sung and Gong Hyo-jin on SBS.

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I really liked the drama. It was interesting to watch.

Thanks for the recap.

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So cute, even til the very end. I love how the chefs did their "con-gra-tuuuulationnn" for Bong sun aww <3
Also yeah, the fact that So hyung's boyfriend looks like her past lover was totally unexpected and uncomfortable...

Decided to watch this show on a whim and Im so glad i did. Its the ones you least expect that you don't realize how addicted you were :') will miss this drama!!!

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I can't get this " con-gra-tuuulationnn" out of my head now. And the dancing was so adorable.
The ending was a little Coffee Prince, tho. Why?! Oh why send her abroad for two years and make Chef suffer, show?! Even in the Coffee Prince the girl went to study only for a year.

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I know!!! I loved this show but the last ten minutes made me think of CP so much that it took me out of the show for a bit.... And I love CP, it is one of my all time faves

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Superb ending.....Soon-ae's farewell scence was a tear jerker!

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Jo Jung Suk can make us believe he ws in love with his every female co-star. It's always delightful to watch him in love in drama.

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I'm sad it's over! It really was a fun and entertaining ride! I'm going to miss all these characters!!!!!

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I love the bromance between Sun Woo and Kyung Mo, especially the scene at the hospital.

Not quite satisfied with Seo In Guk's cameo though. And I don't enjoy that going-abroad-never-keep-in-touch kind of thing. (One of the better ones that I remember would have been for the drama My Name Is Kim Sam Soon - at least he did write to her, only that he got her address wrong).

Will look forward to the next drama from this writer/PD! They're good at casting people! I loved the cast from King of High School, and so glad to have discovered talented new faces (some may not be so new, but whom I had never seen before), and glad that some are in this drama. Hope to see them again in another wonderful project!

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ugh, that first part of the episode...so many tears. I don't remember the last time I cried that much watching anything.

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"I honestly felt like Jo Jung-seok fell in love with Park Bo-young just a little, he was so convincing when he looked at her like she was the cutest thing on Earth."

She pretty much is the CTOE, so JJS didn't have to stretch all that far.

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Hahaha. Kyungmo is a tsundere in everyday life, too, hahaha! Too funny.

Also: dammit, I want a Kang Sunwoo. Guhh, so dorky and adorable.

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*crying a river*

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Overall....nice series! Finale gave me the closure in all aspects except for Sung Jae...is he in hosptal arrest? Considering his condition, he can already transfer in a prison cell. What's he doing in a nice and secured room?

Anyways, i still love this drama. Good job JJS and PBY!

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....oh and yeah, i still have that I Remember You sepanx coz i saw Lee Hyeon cooking at Sun Resto. Haha ?

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Not completely sure, but I would assume that Korean prisons are nicer than American ones? American prisons are the stuff of nightmares, but other countries such as Norway and Sweden tend to have quite nice prison arrangements. So it's not exactly fair to expect American-style prisons in a non-American setting.

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Well, he might be in a mental health ward.

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I cried so hard when Soonae went to the light. I can't believe it, I cried for someone who's already dead.

A bit miffed about Sungjae reappearing, but I can understand why he came back considering it's not fair to Eunhee and he hasn't exactly been let off 'lightly', having to struggle to rationalise killing people he can't even remember :c

All in all, excellent show, 10/10, will always recommend ;w;

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Great chemistry among all od the actors. Gonna miss all the love hate relationship among all characters.

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OMO Such a good final!!! Why is it over???
Thanks Javabeans and Girlfriday for sharing this cute story with us. You girls rock!!

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This was so good! I'm going to miss this show! Sun Woo is one of the best male leads I've seen in a very long time. He's vulnerability was refreshing. One of my favorite parts was when he started crying because he was going to miss her so much. And the sad guitar singing.
Also props to the ladies!! I loved the actress who played Soon Ae in this so much. She's usually the quirky hilarious friend, so it was good to see her display a range of emotions. I can't imagine anyone else doing this role justice.
I think the real MVP of the show is Park Boyoung. I hadn't really seen her in much so I was surprised by her performance. She may be pea sized but her screen presence is great.
This was such a good show. 2015 has had a lot of misses but I'm glad this wasn't one of them.
I will miss Joon's beautiful face and the rest of the restaurant family. Thanks JB and GF for the timely recaps!

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The power of a great actress: I realized how tiny Park Boyung only in this drama. Have you seen Young Hot Bloods? She plays a school gang leader and is very believable as an intimidating fighter.

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Thanks so much for the recommendation Marina! Just finished watching hot young bloods and really enjoyed it ?

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Cried like a baby. So many sweet moments!! Wonderful farewell to our bubbly ghostess.

The only miss step, in my opinion, was the reappearance of Sung-jae. Did not see that coming. I liked the poetic justice and simplicity of him killing himself once he had his body back; his facial expressions before he jumped spoke volumes.

In addition, I know he was possessed when he did all that horrible stuff, but I am pretty sure ghost possession doesn't fly in a court of law. He needs to take responsibility for SOMETHING. It was inferred in flashbacks that he was a bit of a dark soul anyways, he did attempt to kill his step father. I wish that he was at least in a hospital designed for criminals or something; and maybe with some therapy and time he could be rehabilitated into societ. I also wish the sister didn't seem SOOO forgiving, but more accepting or something (its hard to put into words what I believe her response to him should be). I understand he saved your life, but that was after he almost killed you.

And speaking of her being run over. WHY THE HELL WAS SHE LAYING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD?? It was filmed in such a way as to appear he ran over her body, not that he actually hit her with the front of his car. Mystery unresolved...haha

Anways, an otherwise sweet show with a sweet ending.

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"The only miss step, in my opinion, was the reappearance of Sung-jae.

I agree with this too. the whole point of last epi was that he was possessed by an evil spirit that emerged and re-entered his body (ie. he was trapped inside Sung Jae's body), which made him realize that the only way to get rid of it is to kill himself . So, I don't get how he is living (with memory loss). Is the "near death" experience enough to kill evil spirits. Or maybe he actually "died" and came back and in the brief seconds of death, the evil spirit died also???

It's sweet for Eun Hee. She does love him unconditionally. And conveniently, he does not remember the evil past (so what happens when he does come to learn it?).

SEO IN GUK!!!!!!! Why are you so damn FOINE!!!!!! LAWD!

Great ending. Satisfying all around. They kind of took a page from Coffee Prince ending - she goes abroad, gets hotter, ceases contact for months, shows up at the last moment all mature and the guy is speechless.

Happy that Na Bong Sung was frisky at the end. Their chemistry was great.

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Yeah, I feel like with SJ's reappearance it negated the heaviness of yesterday's episode. Like it or not, as a human even with a possessed spirit SJ committed unforgivable acts of murder that were premeditated. I don't know if the SJ the person would have followed through with his temptations but like you said in court of law none of that flies.
Granted you could argue he probably gets off the hook because he has no recollection of his past right now but it just....deflated the whole plot that drove SA's story. And in a sense it almost seems to disrespect her.
Sure EH can forgive him, he's her husband, she found emotional strength with him around and she wasn't a very strong character outside of his sphere. But SA lost her life because she was trying to do the right thing. I know kdramas do this a lot. Dismissing the gravity of one's actions because they lived a "pathetic" or unfortunate life. But it just kills the emotional pay off we got the previous night.
Might really be my only gripe with the finale though tbh.

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"WHY THE HELL WAS SHE LAYING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD??"

LOL. She wasn't laying in the middle of the road. Sung jae hit her first with the front of his car. And eun hee fainted because of that. After realize that he hit someone, sung jae was panic, but a moment later a dark spirit swooped into him and he was like possessed again. That was when he became so cold and run over her

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I agree. I did not think it was needed for SJ to be alive. Since they are doing cliches, it would have been nicer if EH was going to the cemetary with a toddler who is little sung jae..

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This is an amazing drama! Definitely one of my favorite this year.

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If I were at the restaurant, as much as I like Seo In Gook, I would only be looking at Kwak Shin Yang and swooning. Damn he looks so hot in that uniform.

On the side note, I wish that Kim Seul Gi actually parted ways with her family through Park Bo Young. Other than that, truly amazing drama!

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Thank you for the recaps, javabeans and girlfriday! I always enjoy having people along for the ride when it comes to watching dramas.

There were points where this drama almost lost me (like when the relationship almost solely focused on Soon Ae and Sun Woo), but the finale week really tied the show together and I am glad with how it ended. It's funny how a terrible finale could ruin an otherwise good run, while a great ending can make up for some of the missteps along the way.

The ending seemed like it was pulled straight out of "Coffee Prince" though LOL I almost rolled my eyes because the trope was used in such a similar way.

All in all, I am so glad Park Bo Young chose this drama and that Jo Jung Seok was her leading man. Their chemistry and interactions really made this drama, and ultimately it's always the relationships that keep me coming back for more. I hope this production team will come out with another show soon because they are on a good streak!

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@ cmak

Totally agree with you, especially this: It’s funny how a terrible finale could ruin an otherwise good run, while a great ending can make up for some of the missteps along the way.

Yup, reminded me of Coffee Prince too...

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I'm confused about something, and maybe it's because I didn't actually watch the show. When was Sung-jae initially posessed? I kind of got the idea from Ep 15 recap that it was in those few moment after he hit Eun-Hee but before he ran her over again. But are we ever given an explicit indication of when the possession started or is it one of the mysteries of the show where we're left to guess what was the demon and what was Sung-jae.

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the first time Sung Jae was possessed was shown in episode 9, in his childhood flashback.

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There was an earlier flashback when we got to see his family life growing up. He was possessed by a ghost as a teenager. Whether that is the same ghost, who can say. His storyline was the only one that was a bit unclear.

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So he was possessed before or around the time that he started behaving threateningly toward his brother? I think I got it. I guess they left his story purposefully ambiguous so we might have an easier time letting him off the hook?

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From my understanding, he was possessed as a teenager when he really became negative/depressed and resentful towards his brother. I think the Shaman says that the evil spirits seek out those kinds of people.

What I'd like to know is why he goes and marries the same girl he hit-and-run. So he goes and kills the witness and then marries the victim, but keeps all the "evidence" in their bedroom. I mean, I guess we have to assume at some point, he becomes "unpossessed" and therefore remembers what he did and in his guilt he marries her?

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Yeah I always thought he was the worst serial killer. I understand that a lot of murderers keep souvenirs of their victims (at least, if Criminal Minds is accurate) but to keep them in your room? Along with your Murder Clothes and Murder Tools? 10 feet away from your wife, who is also one of your victims? Maybe the good side of him really wanted to get caught. Or maybe that was just a convenient way for the writers to make sure everyone found the evidence.

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I just finished the episode and I miss it already :(

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Sigh, as if taking Bong Sun away for more than half of the show wasn't enough, they had to take her away for more than half of the final episode, too? The study-abroad forced separation and two-year timeskip were entirely unnecessary. Instead of making Sun Woo complain to the puppy and cry himself to sleep, I would much rather watch them getting to know each other all over again and naturally progress to D-day.

I could not stop crying for the first twenty minutes and cried the hardest at "You have to see Kyung Mo get married and see your grandchildren first." Although it would be completely unfair to Bong Sun, my fairytale last day would be Soon Ae possesses Bong Sun to go on a date with Sun Woo where he acts perfectly normal around her, but at the end of their date, Sun Woo says, "I knew it was you today all along, Soon Ae." Then at that moment, she unpossesses and ascends. I wish Soon Ae got to say goodbye to the boys. I love that picture of Kim Seul Gi with them in the kitchen.

Oh My Ghostess is certainly one of the best dramas of the year (if not, ever), but the biggest problem was characterization. Bong Sun's personality was night and day. It was almost unrealistic how much she had changed. I couldn't tell if I were watching Bong Sun or Soon Ae or Park Bo Young. If this were truly Bong Sun's real personality, then the writers should have given us some hints throughout the drama, but because we barely got to see her, it was hard for me to accept that she was this happy-go-lucky all along.

It is perfectly understandable for Sun Woo to be weirded out by ghosts and thus force himself to repress any residual feelings he had for Soon Ae, but the Sunshine blog being the sole decision-maker of him loving Bong Sun before her possession felt like a deus ex machina. I don't buy the explanation that Sun Woo was subconsciously in love with her when she worked at the restaurant because at that time, he was clearly in love with So Hyung. Soon Ae was established as the main character since Episode 2, but she got written off pretty quickly at the end in favor of the intended loveline.

Seo In Gook's cameo was hilarious, as was "Can't you talk quieter? You're going to cook it anyways." Look at Joon for putting Edward in his place and refusing to give his name despite the fact they are clearly wearing name plates. All the more reasons why he is my favorite character. I'm glad Bong Sun won third, since I would have scoffed if she had conveniently won first. The best way to deter suitors would be to actually wear her couple ring. Before, they were afraid the assistant chefs would catch on to their relationship, but there is no need to wear it on a necklace anymore. A big thanks for the recap, girlfriday!

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The study (or going) abroad trope is just so silly. I'm not sure why Korean dramas want to insist to have success in anything Koreans must go abroad. The amount of scholarship opportunities that appear in dramas are also incredible (and for 3rd place to boot?!). And instant visas.

Why did Sun-woo not go see Bong-sun a couple of times? They could have had a romantic holiday. He could learnt something about European cuisines himself in some short trips. It's not like he didn't have the money for it either, as a successful chef. What's this idea of 2 year separations with limited to no contact in this modern world of smartphones, Skype, Facebook and so forth? It's just not realistic at all. I KNOW. My whole life is about family and friends being spread around the world. I still remember the time just before the internet took off, when I talked to my parents on a payphone 5 min per week, to 10 years later when my parent skyped every day while my Dad was working overseas.

In this show, the going abroad only reinforced another weakness of the drama: the development of Sun-woo and Bong-sun's relationship. He spends most of the time loving Soon-ae, then almost insta-switches to Bong-sun because the writers failed to lay the proper foundations between their relationship, and then they part for two years with limited contact? And it all goes amazingly well? I'm still wondering about Bong-su's change from total wallflower to confident, cheerful girl, because I don't think the writers showed enough of how this change happened when she was still in Korea (since Soon-ae was in her body all the time) and although I can understand that she might grow in two years time away, I wish we had actually seen more of that change happening.

The actors were fantastic is in this drama, but I really wish the character development had been done better.

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Yeah, having her go abroad to grow and become independent was such a cop out for development that should have taken place during the show.

I think they spent too long on the initial possession. Then once Bong Sun and Soo Ae decided to work together (and I would have liked that to have happened earlier too), they should have actually worked together. Instead it was more of the same except this time SA had permission (and she still took advantage of that permission for some time). If they'd wanted to give SA time with Chef, fine. But scenes of SA passing down those cooking lessons to an unpossessed BS would have been welcomed. BS working on her blog and communicating with Chef through that would have been great.

I can believe that Bong Sun would have been more confident if she hadn't grown up that way. I can believe that it would have been a speedy growth too because it seemed most of her problems came from her fear of ghosts. Getting to know SA and some other ghost people (like her rebel ghost friend) could have lead to some good, possibly comedic scenes, and could have cured her of fear.

I don't know. It was a show with a lot of potential, but the writers really failed me.

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I also think the same as you think. It's such a ridiculous detail when Bung Sun study abroad in 2 years without keeping in touch with Sun Woo. In reality, people have many ways to contact: skype, facebook, phone, and Sun Woo definitely can go visit Bong Sun, it's more practical than waiting 2 years for her, this should be a remark of Director to firmly sure their love, however, it's still a little silly, not only OMG but all Korean Dramas also have silly details. And I also want to see their wedding after then. Anyways, I love this Drama and feel miss when it's ended up

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Having been an addict to up to Episode 12, I was happy and excited again for the drama when Episode 15 concentrated on resolving the murder mystery which turned out satisfyingly awesome. The preview set up a pretty good finale and I was looking forward to a proper resolution to the SA-BS storyline, which unfortunately didn't happen. Honestly, if the writers/producers could justify using the latter half of the finale with fluff, why can't they resolve the main plothole effectively.

That's not to say that I didn't enjoy it. I watched it in raw, then got up early to read the recap and watch it with subs, then had breakfast and thought about it and now come back to moan (a little). First of all, let me say that I was happy that BS and SW got a happy ending. In fact, I'm happy that everybody got a happy ending. My main complaint is that to get to this, most of the second half was fan service.

Instead, they should have given SA-SW a bit more dialogue/time to resolve the fact that SA was effectively the love of his life for half the drama before he conveniently realised he loved BS all along. Sorry pal, 'I'm sorry you died' doesn't satisfy those of us who invested in your relationship (that apparently didn't happen) for 10 engaging episodes.

In fact, instead of hugging her, kissing her goodbye would have been much more satisfying cos, without words, it a) allowed chef to admit that he did have feelings for her and b) confirm it for SA so she can leave knowing. WOW. Just that one action and this drama would again hit my 'Best' list....

As for the second half. The whole competition and separation seems awfully cliche and unnecessary but I guess it was to highlight BS's growth. SJ surviving was a surprise because it was such an apt ending with his suicide.

Overall, can't complain (too much!). One of the better dramas I've watched lately.

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<The whole competition and separation seems awfully cliche and unnecessary but I guess it was to highlight BS’s growth

It highlights her growth, but suddenly it doesn't show how she got there (I still remember the girl that was dragged to the TV show and was having a nervous breakdown).

I think, the writing got quite lazy. They could have come up with a better solution. I would have been quite happy if she had just continued to learn from the chef, slowly seen her blog gain more and more readers (without necessarily losing her anonymity and getting a cookbook commissioned or anything of the sort). I didn't get a sense of "she can obtain success independent from the chef", only "let's use this really convenient device". It's a pretty good show, but it's a bit of pity because at the beginning I felt it was really doing it's own thing (no chaebols etc) but by the end it's a pretty standard show, except that we had a significantly better cast than in most productions.

I wonder, if fully pre-produced, the weaknesses in some of the character development, the turning to some lazy tropes and the fan service in the later parts, would not have been done without.

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After the chilling, thrilling episode 15, I found the finale a let down. SA saying her goodbyes and saving her father were the best part of the episode. For me I would have been happy if the show ended with SW and BS, arms around each other watching SA go towards the light. I found the rest of the episode superfluous. I have rarely liked a time jump and the gratuitous happy ending for everyone.

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Like I said.... The whole second half was fluff. Don't get me wrong, it was nice for everything to be tied up neatly, but I do think they rushed the proper drama 'ending' SO they could have the half episode fan service. And from the majority of the comments I've seen here, they chose the right path.

I do wonder if the drama was pre-produced, if we will get a dramatically different story and ending. I wonder how much the story has been altered to adhere to the public/fans wishes as the drama was so well received.

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or me I would have been happy if the show ended with SW and BS, arms around each other watching SA go towards the light”.

That’s exactly what I thought! After Soon Ae dissapeared, I checked the time and was surprised and confused to have more than half episode left. It annoyed me to have everybody happy and moving on while I was still feeling do depressed, I felt dissapointed. And I agree with Meix2 that a kiss would be perfect there to acknowledge the past feelings. It doesn’t need to mean he has feelings now, just sth light and symbolic

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I'm sorry but i disagree... Especially with the he should have kissed her part. At this point, chef isn't confused anymore. He wouldn't kiss someone else besides his girlfriend, even if the girl was in his girl's body. He's decent like that. Like you said, he HAD feelings for her. In the past. Why would you kiss an ex?

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It is possible to love more than one person at a time and I think the kiss idea is a okay. Why wouldn't you kiss an ex if you still loved her? It's not like his intention were to be unfaithful to Bong Sun but rather a kiss to say goodbye to the ghost and acknowledge that they did share something.

At the end of the day, a kiss is just a kiss and it is the meaning behind it that matters.

"Chef isn't confused anymore". I think this is the reason that some people are complaining about the plot line. You can't ignore the main character (Bong Sun) and develop Chef and Soon Ae relationship for the majority of the drama and then do a 180 in a single episode and expect everyone to be okay with it.

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"...ignore the main character (Bong Sun) and develop Chef and Soon Ae relationship for the majority of the drama and then do a 180 in a single episode and expect everyone to be okay with it."

Sad to note, but it is in fact, a précis of Oh My Ghostess.

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I don't think it's fair to assume that Kdrama would assume "a kiss is just a kiss and it's the meaning behind it that matters". I don't think for most conservative societies this view is acceptable at all. The thing is, you can say that it has no meaning, but who's to argue otherwise? I'm just saying, I don't think it'd fly in a kdrama, that's all.

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I looooooooooove this ending! When the show pulled out the "studying abroad" card i rolled my eyes and i really was hoping a twist on that. But like Coffee Prince, the studying abroad thing its more for the growth of the female lead than an angsty separation, so in the end I was happy. And OMG the whole reunion between Bong Sun and Sun woo was super extra mega cute. Those kisses are wonderful, the "D-day" thing, but before all that Sun-woo crying just made my day.

Of course, I cried all the first part of the episode looking at Soon-ae saying good bye. My boyfriend at one point silently gave me a napkin to wipe off my tears.
I also was surprised with Sung-jae. I blame his amnesia on the possession. Its like Bung Sun after being possessed, she didn't remember anything. Just quickly here is my theory: He was possessed many years, and if we looked at yesterday episode and what The unni shaman said about possession of evil spirits (that at one point you cant distinguish the evil ghost form the human) all those years he was possessed he at times returned to his normal self (like briefly after the Eun-hee accident), but those were little moments. Why the evil spirit finally left him, i dont know. Maybe after see it, Sung-jae finally fought it (he didn't knew he was possessed, or so I think). My theory has flaws but i think its a way to explain it.

Would I had changed something in this drama? Maybe. But in the end, as girlfriday said, this drama was so entertaining, cute, fun, poignant and it had me waiting for it every week that i cant complain. Im so happy it had high ratings because it deserves them. I'm still in my point that the writer and the whole production did their job really well in general. You can see that the story had a purpose, a course already thought before the ending and they developed it good. It has it flaws like everything but the good stuff wins.

And the actors. Every single one of them were amazing. Its fun that i love Jo Jung-seok but I had never watched a complete drama with him, just pieces (I tried "Youre the best Lee son shin" just for HIM and that drama wasted him) and now he was the protagonist of a very successful drama and he rocked it.
Park Bo-young and Kim Seul-gi, wow.

The best drama (or at least the best rom com) of the year so far? Definitely.

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*clap, clap, clap*

I watched this right after waking up and was crying from the start until Soon-ae left (and cried again after reading the recap).

I never felt that there were any missteps in this show (but yeah, yesterday's episode was really dark and gave me eye strain). Anyway, this is one of the best dramas this year and I really love tvN for giving us quality shows and for getting Park Bo-young for OMG.

Love the PD, love the cast, love the writers, and the OST. Seo In-gook had a very short cameo, would've loved some interaction between him and PBY or JJS, but boy, how did he became so hot all of a sudden? *fans self*

Thank you for the recaps, thanks to the other beanies who had little complaints about this show and enjoyed it for what it was. I had a great time and would definitely rewatch it again next weekend and recommend this to my friends/coworkers because it's that good. Thanks tvN! Keep up producing good shows!

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Btw, full album OST's already here! (c/o k2nblog - mediafire, mega, 4shared in that order): http://q.gs/8eqv8, http://q.gs/8eqvC, http://q.gs/8eqvI

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Once again, thank you very much @Den!

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OMG is my favorite drama so far this year. I love the leads, the cast, the story and the ending ?

The finale scored a rating of >7%, this is truly awesome for a cable drama! I am so glad to be a follower from the beginning till the end^^ (coz you know in between there were some negative threads and ship wars that upset me off a little. It is a fiction drama, viewers are so serious sometimes).

At the end, I can fully appreciate the title OH MY GHOST now. The lead is not the ghost, but the drama centres around the ghost. As Bong-sun narrates in the last scene ~~ "through her, who came and went like a midsummer night’s dream, we came to know love, and discovered how precious connections and people are. And just as she told me to do, today I love myself too. And… I love him.”

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Wow, 7%! Anyone knows if the cast had promised to do anything if they reach a certain rating or something like that?

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I'll be on a plane to Korea if Jo Jung-seok is giving out free kisses for the 7% rating lol.

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I kinda don't get the point of Sun Woo opening another restaurant (just for Kyung Mo's sake or for Seo In Guk's cameo's sake?). Wouldn't it be better if KM help his dad in their restaurant? Or SW could have just hired KM to work in Sun Restaurant.

Oh, did the chefs really call Edward the king of savvy? That's cool!

I would love to see Kim Seul Gi in a lead role on the big 3 network! She has a bright future ahead!

BTW, I thought Soon Ae's dad (actor's name is Lee Dae Yeon) looks a bit like Lee Sun Kyun (Miss Korea, Coffee Prince). They could pass off as dad/son or brothers...

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I think the idea for the restaurant was just for him to try something different. Like Sun restaurant has a set type of menu that's got it's own preset type of food that represents it. He's already achieved what he wants out of it so there's not much creative in there for him. He can let the guys handle that place.
Whereas the new smaller one is sort of his new project- presenting a more fusion type menu (I'm no food expert so this is just from what I gathered).
From watching enough food network, I think it's pretty common for skilled chefs to delve into different things with their own spin to it. I think...

Although Kyung Mo as the newest member of the Sun restaurant would have been equally hilarious. He'd drive the boys up the wall!

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man oh man... I'm happy to say that the drama ended on a lovely note. I didn't watch Ep 14 and 15 until the final episode came out, and I didn't read the recap... so I was pleasantly surprised that the mystery was wrapped up in 15, and got a whole hour to wrap our nicely tied bows properly.

Tears were streaming with Soon-ae's send off. Totally felt for her, girl can't catch a break in deathhood. :(

I agree with GF, it would've been so much better if there were a stronger bond between Bong sun and Soonae, 'cause honestly, at their last goodbye, I didn't really feel much between the two. They seriously, had only a handful of conversations together... :\ But it's okay, I'll just fill in the gaps with my own imagination haha.

Sigh... sad to see this one go. But I'm happy.

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I really love this show and even more so Park Bo Young. Honestly, I feel like the carried the show on her little shoulder and made it real - that she is two different characters and not pretending to be one. I went back and watched her other acting and seriously she's awesome. To see the switch from the sickly girl in 'Wolf Boy' into the scariest and tiniest 'girl ganster'. Thank you for your performance and I will always look forward to all your future endeavors.

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Lovely, fun and super enjoyable! Oh my Ghostess was such a great drama that i can let go of some things that left me scratching my head (sung jae's hospital arrest, dead husband's doppelganger).
The cast was superb, all of them! PBY and jjs really convinced me that they had a thing going on, i cried and laugh and felt for each of their emotions; and the supporting actors also did a great job and owned their characters.
And the lesson from this drama has actually gotten to my heart: to live and love to the fullest with no regrets because we don't know how much time we have left to do it, always think in living like is the last day on earth.
Thank you for the recap!!!!!

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Thanks GF for another prompt and good recap. :)

I have mixed feeling about this finale. I certainly cried at Shaman Unni's and Soo Ae's farewell (saw it twice and cried both times), applauded Bong Sun's win and return with gusto, was amused by Shaman's shenanigans to earn extra money, was thoroughly warmed by all the get-together times and ecstatic over the naturalness of the skinship and kisses. However, I was stunned by Sung Jae's reappearance. My first impression was that it was a cop out. The show had gone overboard in ensuring a sweet and happy ending for everyone. That was a bit much for me.

I cannot say I did not enjoy this show, because I did most of the time, but I knew from somewhere in the middle, that it could have been better. It's true as you say, GF that the show allows the actors to shine and kudos to all of them, down to the last side character, they have sparkled beautifully and given us their best. Thank you very much, Actors and Show!

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Loved Seo In Guk's cameo, but it would have been better if the scene between Min Seok and Duk Hwan was a lot funnier. Chupa! Chupa! Chupa!

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What an amazing cast! From the leads to the side characters and down to the short cameo appearance. No one was wasted even Stalker and the puppies.

I think that any show with supernatural elements in it will have a problem with the rules. It's hard not to add more later with an unfinished script plus live shooting. Ghostess and Scholar have the same problem with the rules being changed to fit different situation.

Thank you JB and GF for recapping this show. I fell in love with it and all the actors and I'm going to miss them but I'll be cheering for them in their next projects. I'm praying for a lead role for Im Joo-hwan. He has been stuck in 2nd lead for too long.

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Seo In Gook, please be a chef in your next drama!! I loved his cameo!!! *swoon*

I think the strength of this drama was it's superb acting. Every character played their role well - esp Park Bo Young and Kim Seul Gi, both shined the whole way through.

I have to agree, I think the ending would have been much better had Cop Choi's chapter fully closed with his death. For me that would have been so much more satisfied considering how many people he harmed and/or attempted to harm. I guess the writer wanted to give him a "clean" slate by wiping his memories of what happened and thus giving him a new "ghost free" life.

Every time one of those "going away to study abroad" things happen in the drama, I always think of Coffee Prince lol I felt like the last episode was a sort of filler. I guess my qualm would be with the pacing of the series. There was too much of body possession/Soo Ae with Chef that didn't quite lead to anything much in terms of development.

Anyway, overall, I'm sad to see it end, but totally excited for Twenty Again!

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I guess barista school and chef school both take two years to finish. lol I saw that as an homage to Coffee Prince.

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I've always been [I'm not sure what the word is] amused? intrigued? curious about? K-drama's forced separation of the OTP so that the heroine can, "go bring herself up to snuff" towards the end of dramas.

They are interesting in that they often a part of a Cinderella-like fantasy that inserts insert a bit of 'real world needs' into the story by having the "scullery maid" go to some sort of "skills school" to prepared her to earn the power of princess in a royal family.

Someone once explained that because of the dynamics of Korean family life that a woman marrying into a powerful family with no resource of her own would be eaten alive and it is unlikely her husband could fully protect her from all the machinations.

Another person brought up that traditionally the concept of alimony isn't really a part of Korean marital law--though that might be changing. Instead the idea of settlement is how support for a former spouse support is handled.

From a Western perspective, even though it often slows down the story on the way to a happy ending, I like the idea because it suggest that even in the middle of a wonderful fairytale love story a woman must enter that relationship as a full person with her own interest and work that gives her life meaning and provide some level of financial independence.

SECRETS inverted the trope. It is one of the few drama I have watched that send the man away to grow up and learn to stand on his own feet. Min-Hyun realized that all his power came from his position as his father's son and that there were other better able to do the job he had inherited. He also felt that he was not as 'good' a person as Yoo-Jung, so he left to grow up.

You can also see the separation of the Jun-Hun from Sam Soon in My Lovely Kim Sam Soon as similar to to the Min-Hyun/Yoo-Jung separation but I don't see them as the same.

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< I like the idea because it suggest that even in the middle of a wonderful fairytale love story a woman must enter that relationship as a full person with her own interest and work that gives her life meaning and provide some level of financial independence.

But why does idea require the person be sent abroad? And why must it be with very little to no contact?

By the way: there are more variations of this trope. In Witch's Romance and I Do I Do the guy is sent away. I guess because it's noona relationships so they have to become "worthy", though in the case of the latter it means he misses out on first year of life of his child! Just because there are some more important shoe design lessons to be learnt abroad. In It's Okay It's Love the woman goes away, although she is already a 'fully qualified' individual. Instead it's so that the guy can sort through his issues and her mom can totally change her mind so that everything is magically okay by the time she returns (this trope was like the one grand misstep in that drama).

I don't know, I just find the separation trope convincing at all in terms "now the character is independent and they'll be a perfectly matched couple". I would rather see characters go through life together and figure things out side by side. They'll grow a lot more – individually and as a couple – that way. Plus, the trope tends to rely on very narrow definitions of success...

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1- Why they have to go abroad instead of getting an eduction in Korea, I'm not sure, except to guarantee that there is no contact and Korea seems to have a internationalist sensibility about education, or they don't trust Korean schooling. But I really don't have a problem with that aspect of it.

2- I think perhaps the separation is to guarantee that the younger partner of the OTP develops according to their own desires and not under the influence of the older more fully formed lover.

3- I expect the separation is to allow the less educated, less resourced partner to become more confident in their independent ability and to know that they can achieve without the help of the OTP.

4- It may also be a test to see if the relationship will last despite the hardship of the separation.

5- It also indicates that the partner left behind is willing to put their ease and comfort on hold because doing so is best for the less professionally formed partner.

6- Like you I am unclear why there seems to be a no contact rule. Perhaps the separation of true love is a trope from traditional Korean narratives that writers have brought into the modern era. It tends to seem artificial because their are so many easy, immediate, cost efficient ways to keep in touch despite geographical distances in 2015.

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I don't know if I am happy or sad that this drama that I came to love comes to an end. Maybe more sad than happy.

I have this weird habit that I would not watch the last episode nor read the recaps of a drama that I am currently addicted to because if I do, then, it is surely the end for me.

I haven't yet recovered to my withdrawal syndrome on Healer then here again, a drama, where both the story, actors and characters, I came to love comes to an end.

I really love this drama to eternity. and yeah, I am both happy and sad.

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It has been quite a long while since I have watched such a touching finale. The first half of this episode really got to me. The way Soon Ae left was almost how I had imagined it. This has been by far Kim Seul Gi's best role and, although she has been awesome in every role she has done, this proves without a shadow of a doubt that this girl can act and deserves a leading role. I've always said that Kim Seul Gi could be the next Gong Hyo Jin if she's only given a chance.

I am also thankful to this drama for introducing me to Park Bo Young. I know she has been around a while but somehow we never crossed paths since I don't watch Korean movies that often. She was perfect as Na Bong Sun and she was perfect as possessed Na Bong Sun. I hope she does more dramas in the future and I'll definitely keep an eye out for her movies from now on.

The drama itself was not perfect. There were some balancing issue with the romance. Soon Ae and Chef occupied most of the screen time and romantic moments, leaving the intended end game couple of Na Bong Sun and Chef being a bit of a head-scratcher. The murder mystery, was also not much of a murder mystery but it's not really such a big deal to me since I watched it primarily for the rom-com. All in all, this was as good as a rom-com can get and I will miss this cast dearly and will sure to revisit this drama in the near future.

Thank you Javabeans and Girlfriday for your always quick and insightful recaps.

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This show was so beautiful. I know a lot of people didn't like the study abroad trope, but I enjoyed seeing how characters had changed (like Joon's glasses lmao) and grown over time. My only issue is that Eun Hee went straight back to Sung Jae (and he's... alive?) after knowing all he had done. Like, he killed at least three people. Sure, he was possessed, but other people don't know that. And we don't even know if it was total possession or only partial or what.

Other than that, PBY and KSG were amazing and basically all the characters were great in their interactions of the every day. ^^ Yes, there were a lot of plot holes but overall this was a great production.

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im so sad it's over i became so attached. i love how we saw her grow as a person but i do wish we had more time with soon ae . especially between her and chef because they had so many beautiful moments together. and lets be honest, chef fell for her first so i feel like it would have only been right for him to see her more and feel conflicted. i dont understand how eun hee can just go visit officer choi after everything she must not be all there or something. either way a beautiful show. i only have last to look forward to now

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