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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 19

The show sure is stepping it up for its last couple of weeks; I’m really pleased with the flow of emotions and relationship developments in the past couple of episodes, heading into our finale tomorrow. Scholar Who Walks the Night certainly wasn’t without its missteps and had a pretty wide range of ups and downs, but I’m glad that at least it looks poised to wrap up with some nice character moments and emotional layers. Though as we know, it ain’t over till it’s over.

 
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EPISODE 19 RECAP

Sung-yeol is astonished when the people don’t shrink back from him upon being identified as the Night Scholar, but instead gather around him to help him up. He and Yoon have been weakened by the fight against the vampires, but make it away before Gwi arrives.

Gwi’s not happy to hear that Sung-yeol’s rebels have again thwarted him, and finds one black hanbok left behind as a message. He orders an exorbitant reward be offered up for information leading to their capture.

Safe for now, Yoon and Sung-yeol relocate to a hideout with the people they rescued. Yoon points out that Sung-yeol gave them hope and is different from Gwi, though Sung-yeol replies that he’s merely acting out the role of the Night Scholar for their benefit. He was created to destroy Gwi, and thus must also be destroyed afterward—what the people really need is Yoon, he says.

Yoon admonishes him not to talk like that, and adds, “Take care of Yang-sun.” He asks what kind of person Prince Jeonghyeon was, supposing that he was honorable and good for Sung-yeol to have served him so long. He compares himself unfavorably, thinking of all the people who have died under his rule.

Sung-yeol tells him of Prince Jeonghyeon’s playful side, writing racy novels and making jokes, and teases that Yoon and Jeonghyeon were the only two royals to be such profligates.

Yang-sun and Su-hyang have spent the night anxiously waiting for Sung-yeol, and perk up to hear Ho-jin bringing good news. He explains that Yang-sun’s Night Scholar Chronicles have been spreading like wildfire among the populace, and people are ripping down the wanted signs depicting Sung-yeol’s face and buying up black hanboks. Moreover, they’re dying to know how the story ends.

Yoon credits Yang-sun and Sung-yeol for being largely responsible for this turn in public sentiment, but Sung-yeol is still worried for the struggles in store. The more they fight and continue the black hanbok brigade’s activities, the more Yoon is in danger, and the more lives they’ll lose. Yoon says that Gwi’s lies are starting to be revealed, but Sung-yeol knows just how cruel he can be and says they must find a way to kill him sooner than later.

Yoon is onboard with that, but emphasizes that the plan can’t sacrifice innocent lives, including Yang-sun’s or Sung-yeol’s. Sung-yeol argues that they can’t win this fight without spilling blood. Still, Yoon is determined to minimize as much of that as possible, even declining offers from his people to join in the black hanbok brigade.

He’s also been working out the finer points of Prince Jeonghyeon’s plan, and has decided that this fight is a chance for him to atone for his sins against his people. Whether or not he returns as king will be a decision put to the people. Then he asks if Sung-yeol would accept him as a friend once the fight is over, and Sung-yeol replies by asking if he cares that his friend is a vampire. They both smile.

The hideout is found by a troop of soldiers, who demand that the people hand over the black hanbok rebels said to be hiding here. Several men dressed in black step up, declaring themselves those rebels, but before they can be apprehended, Yoon orders them to stop and steps to the front, telling the soldiers not to intimidate their people.

The soldiers are reminded of the huge reward promised and make a move to go for Yoon, but this time Sung-yeol steps in and draws a literal line in the ground with a sword, warning the men not to cross it if they want to stay alive. He bares his fangs and hisses, and the soldiers retreat in fear.

Sung-yeol advises Yoon to relocate to his home, because this is no longer safe. Yoon agrees to meet him there after he checks on the queen.

In the palace, Gwi does not take the news well of his officers’ failure to apprehend the rebels. Worse yet is the news that the people are starting to question Gwi’s “heroic” stories, where he’s the one rescuing the people from that vampire on the rampage. The prime minister warns that he can’t go around using violence on everyone, but Gwi thinks he can subdue them by making them see their leader going down—Yoon.

His sidekicks are relieved to see Sung-yeol arrive safely home, where he peers over Yang-sun’s shoulder as she’s writing her Night Scholar story. She describes him coming home to his sweetheart and enveloping her in a hug, and he does just that. He says her fame has surpassed Eumlan Seosaeng’s, and everyone is abuzz with curiosity over how Night Scholar will end.

She asks what he thinks will happen, and he says he doesn’t know, since he can’t know the Night Scholar’s heart. OR MAYBE YOU CAN. Just sayin’. Yang-sun says it’ll probably be “a common and obvious ending” where the two lovebirds get their happily-ever-after. Well, I guess for him it’s a happily-for-a-long-time-until-she-dies.

He remarks that readers may be disgruntled that a hero story turned into a love story (hi there, meta), and she quips that it’s her prerogative. She asks if he’s unhurt, and he replies, “Your faith was a great strength to me.”

Sung-yeol passes along a greeting from that young girl who’d been captured earlier, and she asks if he saved her. He replies, “That girl—and you—are the ones who saved me.” She squeezes him tight in a hug, and says that she wrote that novel partly to inform people of Sung-yeol’s true nature, but also because she was so filled with longing and emotion that she couldn’t contain it.

She asks if he missed her, and he agrees that he did, and kisses her.

Yoon’s men have been unable to get into the palace to see how the queen is doing, to his continued worry. He entrusts his man with the message to tell Hye-ryung he’ll save her, and asks for the reply to be sent to Sung-yeol’s home, where he’ll be staying.

Sung-yeol & Co. brainstorm for their next move, and Yang-sun suggests destroying Gwi’s underground lair, with him in it. The team explains how difficult this would be, since they’d have to get all those explosives into the palace, and also rig the lair from within in order to inflict the damage necessary. The sidekicks dismiss it as futile, and Sung-yeol agrees that it’s riddled with difficulties: “But it’s not entirely impossible.”

He suggests that they blow up the cave while he’s fighting Gwi, and that sounds so dangerous that Yang-sun rescinds the idea. She looks for other ways around the problem, like figuring a way to get Sung-yeol to drink her blood that wouldn’t kill her.

Yoon arrives at Sung-yeol’s home, and the two confer. Sung-yeol shares his intention to kill Gwi by blowing up his cave, ensuring that he’s inside when the others set off the explosion. Yoon understands that Sung-yeol would be going down with Gwi and argues that he can’t leave Yang-sun behind, reminding him that Sung-yeol had promised to be his friend. They’re all fighting for their loved ones, he says, not to lose them. Listen to your king!

Hye-ryung informs Gwi of the people’s reactions, and says that things aren’t going as he wished—scaring the people is easy, but not moving their hearts. Gwi surprises her by conceding that he’d erred in ignoring her counsel before, and agrees to do as she advises this time. Or rather, he twists what she’d said about love making people stronger and says he’ll use that love against them.

She looks alarmed, and rightly so, because Gwi announces to his council that he intends to lure Yoon to the palace of his own will. Using the queen as bait, he’ll announce her public execution for the crime of spying for the palace vampire, which is sure to draw Yoon in.

Hye-ryung knows Yoon would do just that, and makes a last-ditch attempt to divert his death, writing him a letter that night.

In it, she severs their marital ties (she means in spirit), calling herself Gwi’s woman and saying that there’s nothing she can do to help Yoon. So she entreats him not to put himself in any harm for her sake, or to look for her, and apologizes for not being able to be with him through the end. She encloses her queen’s hairpin with the letter, donning a simple pin in its place and stripping her garb down to the all-white of a criminal.

She’s making it sound like she intends to serve Gwi going forward, but Yoon is certain she’s doing this for a reason and demands an explanation from his subordinate. The man was ordered not to let Yoon know of the queen’s impending execution, but he caves and explains Gwi’s trap to get Yoon to the palace.

Knowing this, Yoon can’t just stay here and heads out full of purpose, ready to face death if need be. When Sung-yeol sees him on his way out, he doesn’t let on what he’s about to do and just asks him to keep living and make Yang-sun happy.

That night, Hye-ryung is led out to her execution, and along the way Gwi reminds her that he’d warned her love only makes people weak. Hye-ryung tries to persuade Gwi to not go through with this idea, suggesting that he kill her now to wipe out that human heart he holds in such contempt. Gwi actually seems hurt as he asks if she hates him so much that she can’t bear being in his company any longer.

Hye-ryung even asks him to leave behind this fixation with people whose hearts he’s unable to win over, and to live somewhere away from people with only her at his side. And again, he seems jealous that she’d go to this extreme to save Yoon.

Hye-ryung answers that it’s not only for that reason, and that she was able to see through Sung-yeol how Gwi must have felt all this while, guessing that he was envious of those people whose hearts he could not have. I’d say she strikes a nerve, but he orders her to be quiet and sneers at her to watch what he does to her husband.

Sung-yeol asks Su-hyang to procure explosives, deciding that this is the only way to take down Gwi—the longer they wait, the more lives that will be lost. She understands that he means to die with the plan, and he admits as much while also warning her not to get the idea to die with him. Gently, he tells her that she was the one who allowed him to feel the passing of time after being stuck for so long, and that watching her grow from a child into a beautiful woman made him happy.

He tells her to be happy, and she thinks, “Every moment I spent with you was happiness.”

Yoon arrives at the palace, to Gwi’s satisfaction and Hye-ryung’s alarm. Yoon does the noble thing in assuming Hye-ryung’s blame, knowing her “crime” is just a trumped-up charge to get him instead, and tells Gwi to kill him instead.

Gwi’s all too happy to oblige, and adds that Yoon will have to do one thing for him—be turned into a vampire. Then the people he’s so eager to protect will become nothing more than food to him. Yoon dares him to try, vowing to cling to his senses with everything he’s got, and rip Gwi apart.

Gwi leans in, baring his fangs and readying to take the bite—and behind him, Hye-ryung pulls out her plain silver hairpin, grabbing the dagger hidden inside. Stab!

The dagger sinks into Gwi’s back, and he roars in pain and whirls around—and in the process, he slashes Hye-ryung in the throat. She collapses, bleeding out, and Yoon rushes to her side desperate to keep her alive.

Hye-ryung tells him, “The heart you gave to me… I was thankful for it. Even if I die now, I have no regrets.” Yoon cries in protest, “No, you must grow old with me, and die with me at the same time.”

But she goes limp in his arms.

Gwi looks stunned—and dare I say, even regretful? Yoon wells up with rage and goes after Gwi with a spear, but thankfully for him, they’re interrupted by Sung-yeol, who steps in and delivers several painful blows to Gwi before disappearing.

Gwi staggers in pain from the stab wound, screaming at Sung-yeol to come at him, then looks down at Hye-ryung’s dead body. It stokes new anger, and he roars so fiercely that the crowd screams and scatters.

Sung-yeol drags Yoon safely back to headquarters, ignoring Yoon’s plea to be let go, to die with the queen. Sung-yeol asks if he would render Hye-ryung’s sacrifice meaningless by doing that, and Yoon whispers that he can’t go on anymore.

Sung-yeol’s voice hardens as he delivers some tough love, reminding him of the people who could be oppressed and abused for generations to come. So it may be difficult to rally on, but Yoon must overcome it, for the sake of the people looking to him.

He heads out, thinking, “I will take Gwi away with me.” He asks Yang-sun to give Yoon space as he recovers, and thinks, “If I go away, you will also hurt and face difficulty. If only I could, I wish I undo things to before I met you, then leave.”

Gwi carries Hye-ryung’s body back to his lair, and tells her, “I didn’t want to kill you this easily.” He sighs that he’d wanted to keep her with him for hundreds, thousands of years. He takes her hand, asking forlornly, “Who will send me cold smiles at what I do now, or spit out impudent words about how pathetic I am?” Written out like that it looks silly, but it’s actually rather affecting; you do really get the sense he loved her in his twisted way.

Talk of Gwi’s true nature spreads among the people, with the scholars taking the charge in organizing rebellion. A coup is planned for tomorrow night, and this makes the perfect timing for Sung-yeol’s plan to blow up Gwi’s lair.

The explosives are readied and he calls for a meeting of his black hanbok rebels to plan the details. Ho-jin begs to be allowed to fight, wanting to go down with Sung-yeol, but Sung-yeol instructs him firmly that his role is not as fighter. The people who preserve the world, he says, are not the fighters like himself but the people who tend to the blood-soaked ground and nurture the life back into it.

He asks his team not to inform Yang-sun of his plans… but of course, she’s already listening on the other side of the door. She feigns ignorance and keeps up her chipper mood with effort, and asks to see him out on his errand.

So they head out together, both pretending he’s just going away for a day trip and will be back safe and sound tomorrow night. Yang-sun tells him that her book will end with the next installment, and asks what kind of ending he’d like to see.

Sung-yeol replies that it would be nice to have the one that most people want, and when she asks what happens if the Night Scholar dies fighting, he says it isn’t such a bad ending if that rids the world of Gwi.

Yang-sun asks what’ll happen to the sweetheart left behind, and Sung-yeol says that she’ll be sad, of course, but as time passes, she’ll realize that what he wanted till the very last was her happiness.

Yang-sun says that he sees that woman as too weak, and informs him that the sweetheart has probably already decided to live and die with him. She says firmly that the Night Scholar will not die, but will come back for his woman’s sake.

She promises to show him the last book first, and asks him not to be late in returning home. He agrees, then they put on small smiles as they make their goodbyes.

But Yang-sun’s tears spill over they part ways, and he also turns back with tear-filled eyes, thinking, “I’m sorry, Yang-sun.”

When the prime minister enters the throne room that night, he stands petrified in shock at the sight: Dead bodies litter the chamber, while Gwi sits on the throne a bloody-smeared mess. Is this like a person going on a bender after being dumped?

Gwi drunkenly motions the prime minister closer, saying that this (massacre) was nothing—all those bugs just kept buzzing around his ear. He adds that it was sad what happened to the queen, and that he didn’t mean for that to happen.

The prime minister hastens to assure him that it’s okay, but that angers Gwi, who asks how the man can just stand there when Gwi killed his daughter. The prime minister bows his head and declares his fate aligned with Gwi, adding (opportunistically, of course) that Gwi needs him in the palace during daylight hours.

Gwi asks incredulously, “Are you even a human?” Quite the damning thing to hear, coming from the bloodsucking beast. Gwi orders the man out of his sight.

Sung-yeol gathers his rebels to outline the plan, which will start when Sung-yeol enters the underground palace to fight Gwi, at which point they must blow it up. “I will go with Gwi,” he declares.

 
COMMENTS

There are a number of things about this show that I’ve found disappointing (the music, for one—oh gah, the terrible music), but one thing I’ve been quite impressed with is the treatment of Gwi, who at the outset seemed like he was going to be just this outright bad guy. I thought he had an interesting backstory (as the monster called by humans in a Faustian deal, not just a monster out to claim power), but he could have so easily gone the way of the laughable cartoon villain, with corny lines and overdramatic deliveries. And I’ll admit, some of those early scenes were unintentionally funny, and Gwi could seem amusing rather than frightening.

So props to Lee Soo-hyuk for really going for the character, full-out, with not even the barest trace of embarrassment or shame about how cheesy it could have been. Anytime an actor feels embarrassed, it’s automatically game over for the character, and there have been better actors derailed by less cheesy characters in better dramas than this. But Lee Soo-hyuk really went after it, which makes him a solid counterpart to Lee Jun-ki, who did the same thing in treating Sung-yeol with gravitas, always. So even when the drama wasn’t in a dire moment, I always believed that their conflict was as epic as they were portraying it.

The idea of the lonely monster is familiar, I think, and I like that the show arrived there kind of sideways. By that I mean it didn’t adopt that as its mission and hammer that in through big gestures or symbols; it was allowed to trickle out in smaller beats and acting moments. I like this idea of Gwi being full of bravado and contempt, and because he’s so powerful, he could remain locked in his denial pretty much forever because nobody would dare challenge him. Or if they did, he’d drink them and then he’d be back to his safe den of denial.

Which is why Hye-ryung’s death was a nice way to show us a bigger glimpse into his mind. I liked her character enough on its own, once she started to fall for Yoon and show more human conflict and remorse, but I think I like her even more for the way she brings out character in those who love her—namely, Yoon, Gwi, and even her sniveling coward of a father. Yoon’s loss is a blow, but Sung-yeol manages to (for now) deliver a firm reminder that he has more to live for. It’s sweet (though a little trite by now) that they love each other enough to sacrifice themselves for each other, but as Sung-yeol points out, sacrificing both lives would nullify hers, so the more effective and perhaps honorable thing to do is to live and make that sacrifice really count.

Whereas Gwi getting all depressed-drunk, like a person gets grief-stricken and goes a little crazy, is a nice touch, as is his horror at the prime minister’s lack of humanity. Now isn’t that a fine moment, for the literal monster to find your morals reprehensible? It’s oddly satisfying, that last exchange in the palace.

I know tomorrow will bring things back to our central characters, and I am actually curious about how Sung-yeol will resolve his plan and desire to die with our desire to keep him alive and happily in love. But it was a satisfying penultimate hour, I thought, to give us a little time with the twisted second leads, giving a little extra meaning to their lives and, in some cases, deaths.

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On tonight's episode of Vampire Idol who Walks the Night, guns happen. Satto calls on his future incarnation Yoon Kang to help him defeat Mukadil. Mukadil in turn summons an army of chickens called the Kkokko Corporal. Not Myung Hee watches them and wonders where Kim Bum is. Mukadil accidentally bitch slaps her so hard she dies and he instantly remembers accidentally eating Kkokko. He screams in rage and drowns his sorrow in banana ampoule.

Side note of actual relevance to the show: my heart ripped to shreds at the end when Gwi was sitting in his little drunken blood stupor in mourning and realizing that he cared more about Hye Ryung that her own father did. Who's the real blood sucker here, PM? Soo Hyuk is really showing promise as an actor. Hope he gets more work because his face is relevant to my interests.

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OT: You had me at the mere mention of Kim Bum. <3

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Kim Bum?? Seriously?!
You are so funny, Cali!!

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Oh Cali...ROFL! Your stuff is seriously funny. Kim Bum that was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!

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you started again..you lead me in dramabeans recap for this show..it's freaking amazing how you trickly put things this way...finally is the drama over because i stop at EP10 i promise to watch it if the drama is over...
thanks for all the witty washy whatever plays of the drama...love it and it was funny...(not the drama but your role plays) and for the sake of the good looking guys i will endure the script...****rolling my eyes***for the story line..

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I second that. Thank you cali! To be honest I feel more sadness to say goodbye to Vampire Idol who Walks the Night rather than to the Scholar.

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"Hope he gets more work because his face is relevant to my interests."
So true, that face in that Hanbok. I have never claimed to be deep. The magic of proper hair product and being hygiene conscious. Sorry, his lair always gave me chills not because it was scary but it looks so dirty.
On a different note, any chance of you being parked in another thread with such delightful alternate stories?? I'd love that.

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i was already gave up to insert any sense on this drama from long time ago. Most things happened without proper development. The only thing which is overly developed is romance between main lead.

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Make sense for me ....HR never felt true love since her childhood ... Father offered her to Gwi ... She never been loved by anybody ... When yoon loves her truly .... She felt in love with yoon. It's natural ....

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Well ...kimbum because kimsoeun with kimbum in boys over flower ...

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"His face is relevant to my interests."

What a way of putting it, Cali. Lol!

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Thanks for the quick recap. Unbelievable that Hye-ryoung would be the brave one to stab Gwi. What is wrong with all the men? Where are the hawthorn daggers?

Also what happened to the silver bullets that Gwi used to kill the vampires he made? Why no thought to using them on Gwi. My plan would be to gang up on him and everyone stab him with a hawthorn dagger and the Joseon gun man shoots him with a silver bullet.

Love the acting and will be sorry to see it end.

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This show could have done very well as a 12 episodes series.
One-time watch!!

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Couldn't agree more. Everyone is going in circles by episode 19. So impotent, when they have everything at their fingertips to finish Gwi. Maybe they all like him a bit too much, like we are?

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We still fall short in liking him, Marina. 120 yrs in front of 20hrs

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i don't want the queen to die...he could've turned her into a vampire ....

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He could've turned her and she would've forgotten Yoon and be his woman forever.

I can't believe her father. He is the real monster here.

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Really her fathdr is much more worst than Gwi.
But Yoon has lost everyone.. The king lost his everything!!

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Maybe not everything yet. He still have his childhood friend and his people. Hopefully he has the will now to be able to undo what the first king did and free himself and his people.

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Yes he lost everything. Yoon's character is so heavy actually, and I will praise Chang Min for his performance. It is not perfect, but I still can feel his pain.

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ohh I almost forget that Hye Ryung is not a lead character in which she would be saved by Sung yeol from Gwi. I expected she will be died, but it still painful to watch. Nevertheless, she got to be loved by three lead men even she is not fated to have a happy ending with them. With her death, i think i will just say farewell to this drama at epi 19 and maybe will just read the recap for epi 20.

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awww *hug* from a KSE fan :)

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Tq dear :)

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hug to you too :D

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TRAGIC LOVE STORY !!!! but that was something expected for SY and YS. I dont know why from the very beginning I was seeing Gwi and HR as a pair. I was moved by Gwi's sorrow of losing HR than Yoon's. I hope I am feeling this not because LSH and KSE are beautiful :P I dont care what was the secret plan, what the writer's thought, HR actually pave the path of destruction of Gwi, not only stabbed his body but soul too.

On a side note Changmin really acted well in the drama

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Gwi really goes crazy after he accidentally killed HR by his own hand :(

Anyway, i was deeply moved by their tragic love story. they didn't being given any lovey dovey scenes, but from their sorrow, its proven how strong their love is. i mean love between Yoon-HR and how Gwi actually loved HR. HR-Gwi relationship is love-hate r/ship. HR hate Gwi to death but she still care about him. we can see that she is a bit hesitant to stab Gwi.

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Much respect for this cast for saving this show from being a total disaster. I'm glad that they are being recognized for their hard work and that some have gotten offers for new projects before the show ends. I'm going to miss them all.

Oppa, your character is not allowed to die without my permission. I didn't hang on for this long to watch you die. I'm in no mood to cry or get mad at the writers lol.

Thank you for the recap JB <3.

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This cast is truly professional and amazing! I have total respect for all of them and for the newbies that I've never heard before (I will keep my eyes on you on JB for your new projects.)

It would be sad if Sung Yeol died....I don't even want to think about it.

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So far oppa has that movie "Begin Again / Under the Sicily Sun" with no release date that I'm aware of. To be honest I'm more interested in his next project.

Jang Hee Jin: The Village (I'm definitely going to watch because my girl Moonie is the lead).

Lee Soo Hyuk: is considering Neighborhood Hero. I have zero interest in this so I'm selfishly hoping he'll decline it lol.
I'm kind of nervous when it comes to jumping into a lead role. It's hard to carry a drama when you are new without a another strong actor. (Yubi has oppa on her first lead role and it worked out great for her). If he leads a drama with So-eun it would be perfect.

So-eun: maybe she needs a new management agency? She shouldn't be playing 2nd lead again. Please, someone give her a lead role already.

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Hopefully oppa gets some rest this weekend! I think he has a tour lined up. Probably going to focus on his music for now. But don't stray too far away from movies or dramas. His popularity just skyrocketed even more! Hope we hear something about that movie you mentioned soon.

I'm curious about The Village, too. Now that Jang Hee Jin is in it I might just check it out when it premieres.

LSH was impressionable. He's got a lot of potential. But I'm not sure if he's ready to lead just yet.

So-eun needs a break-out lead role to solidify her leading lady status. That has not happened.

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at this point i think lee yoon's character is created so they can give all the angst to him.

let's see, his father died and his mummified body is being showcased in gwi's lair until now. his men voluntarily killed themselves, for his sake. his grandfather died and he couldn't even give him a proper burial. his he saw his bff died in front of him, for his sake also, and then later saw him turned into a vampire. and then that bff vampire killed himself with the dagger held by lee yoon. he also had to kill his bff's grandpa before he can turned into a vampire. then he lost his throne. then he had to be separated from the queen. and no that's not enough... then he had to see the queen died in front of him. like wth??? at least give him a few moments of warmth and comfort but no, it's pain and suffering all the way for lee yoon until probably the end.

i wouldn't be surprise if they would kill his mother next or hyeryeong's spy or that old man who first recognised him as the king just because they're associated with lee yoon.

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with Queen's death why do I feel sung yeol also die and yang sun will end up with Yoon.:(

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:( nooooooooooooooh! I hope SY and YS will have a happy ending... but I guess this will be a tragic ending...

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That would be too sane of an ending for this drama.
I also think LJK was trying to best Kill Me Heal Me multi-personalities but was four too short.

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I feel the same. If that happens is okay for me.
But I guess it won't because Yang sun is the writer of her night scholar. The night scholar will be back for his woman's sake. I wish this will be the ending.

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YS will end up with SY regardless live happily together or die together. If the writer make YS end yup with Yoon, i will first go to Korea and kill the writer. lol kidding

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LOL Sera. I'll pay for your round trip ticket.

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LOL, i think i will take my sweet time to enjoy my holiday in Korea as well, after killing the writer. or should i kill the writer slowly. I should at least should not let the writer die easily. hmmmm....

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I am coming with you :D

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lets go together mido. we can start thinking about the modus operandi to kill the writer. lol!

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LOL, you ladies (or guys) are killing me with laughter. ?

Alright, I can pledge to pay for three meals while you are preparing to avenge our grudge of having a 'sane ending(?!) - credits to @Marina.

This is a vampire fantasy (!!!?), I don't care for sane, just hand me a happy ending on a platter (preferably with SY in a brand new gorgeous Hanbok). ?

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it is sad that HR died..but nonetheless it was a meaningful death.
- it shows Gwi's weakness...that he has a human heart after all. That's the reason why he is keeping HR all those years.
- finally they can defeat Gwi on his weak condition. But why do I feel pity when I look into his tormented eyes?
- I hope it will be a happy ending for SY & YS..it will really break my heart to see them dead.^~^

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...still hoping, wishing for a happy ending.
love LJK always. I'm forever his fan till
I grow so old.^_^

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I am with you, i ll be his fan no matter what until i die any way i am 4 years younger than him. i think our life span would be same. :p

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Me too... I'm with you... I'm junki fans forever . I think this drama will have happy ending ....

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Hoping for a Happy Ending, too! I hate dramas where everyone dies in the end.

LJK!!!!! Together Forever until my old memory fades....

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Thank you for the recaps!

The cast has been carrying this show hard, through it's many writing and other technical missteps. Hats off to all of them. Hopefully all of our good guys will survive the final episode and we can have some kind of happy ending.

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Damn, who peeled the onions this close to my eyes?!

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Can we have a spin-off for Gwi and Hye-ryung? Lee Soo-hyuk and Kim So-eun are so freaking shipworthy. BTW, how many times is So-eun going to die in this drama?

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I'm done with Joseon vampires. Give them a brand new drama.

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they should at least pair them in CF. at the very least.

Im done cursing yesterday about Soeun's death, to be more tragic it is twice in the same drama.

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seriously LSH and KSE ship literally challenged my SOLIM ship, I was in awe cause SOLIM is the only couple I wanted them to be real, I will be happy if I see So Eun and LSH in a drama, just think we can feel almost the same spark like SY-YS here, even without kisses and much skinship, it gonna be really awesome if they land as a couple in a different drama

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I am a solim shipper as well, but I prefer more if they are actually dating in real life. I dunno if they will be offered to do a project together, but I will be more than happy if they at least do a CF or some photoshoot together.

But i will definitely love it if LSH-KSE to be paired on another project.

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I'm a Solim shipper too, one of the only two ships I'm sailing. Kim So-eun manages to have chemistry with everybody she acts with, she looked good with Sung-yeol when she was Myung-hee and she looked good with Yoon and smoking hot with Lee Soo-hyuk. She even managed to have chemistry with Ryu Jin and I watched many episodes of Thousand Kisses just to see them together. I would really like it too, if LSH and KSE work together again, as leads preferably. They can have all the kisses and skinship they were denied of in this drama. I'm sure it would be a daebak drama.

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@sera and @ Ek Ladki Thi , I am amazed really amazed that 3-4 minutes of one episodes could compel people to jump on a new ship :D I reading comment here and there , almost everyone is talking about SoHyuk chemistry and expect them to see in another drama :) :)

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im watching most of KSE's dramas just because of her. i started to like her during BOF time. i watched that drama because of pretty flower boys (heh..) but end up love Kim So Eun to the max. what can I say, most of her dramas are not that interesting for eg A Thousand Kisses, Empress Chun Chu, and some others. But she somewhat made those dramas watchable. She is not main characters, but she has that aura to attract viewers. Not to men

But now, I really hope it becomes the time when she will solidify her status as an actress.

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I kind of don't really want Gwi to die just yet because I need to see more of him in his King outfit, so so sexy! There's this chemistry between him and hyeryung though that makes me wanting for more idk if it's love or??? But seriously lee soo hyuk is doing great! I need more of him and his face. And his abs.

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Gwi can be killed with explosives? Funny how the diary didn't give out that alternative. Or that sy didn't act on this idea for so long.
Or are they going the twilight way by their 'fire kills vampire'.

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They are going to bury alive.must be a painful death. i agree, SY could do it before, why did he waste 120 years. may be he only focused for secret plan, i think explosion won't harm either of them. must be SY deceiving every one, he must have secret agenda to kill Gwi or die together.

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oh dramaland? why so heartless. honestly i disn't see that coming the stabbing part but i know a lot of people will be killed in this drama before GWI will be lost.,. I'm surprised when Gwi had feelings for Hye-ryung. I never expected Gwi would be so much affected. only in dramaland. i pity him. I just wish this plot should be on the middle episode so that people get the hype. I still enjoy this drama kudos to all the actors. Writernim pls be good at least can yangsun and sungyeol be together?.,. :)

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I' m with you there. I was thinking may be SY will also die. And I think we get a fast forward. Where will see that Yoon And Yangsun end up together then have a children name HR an SY. It was mere an imagination. Hope it will end up well.

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No way ... Sy will live happily with ys ... Wanna bet ?

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Sung Yeol, Gwi and Qween are those persons who made this episode so interesting to watch! The sence when Gwi actually confessed his love to already dead Qween came through my skin and made me watch over and over again-such a strong, beautiful and in the same time sorrowful moment! Lee Soo Hyuk is a great actor! He and Lee JunKi are amazing and make this drama to worth to watch even with a very poor plot especially in the beginning

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Mr. Writer happy ending please. We love the lee couple their so adorable. Love you LJG.

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Sung yeol prepared his mind to die, believe yang sun will help him and save him. In the preview it gives some hint, but not sure.

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I would be thrilled to see Kim soeun and Lee so hyuk together??

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I think HR will be able to change Gwi to be a Good Vampire like SY ... But too late ...Gwi killed her and regret ....

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i'm also surprised when gwi likes hyeryoung.. i'm solim couple fans too..but i hope we can see drama w/ kim soeun n lee soohyul as a lead.. or maybe solim couple as lead...hahhaa..lol♡♡♡

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@mido, actually..I'm 9 yrs older than you..^_^,
I took interest on watching his drama, 5 yrs ago & became a big fan.
Then i scrolled & surf in the net everything about him.
I watched also other dramas but only LJK keep me hooked & addicted.
So every time he has a new drama series coming out, I dropped all other series that I'm watching even our local TV series & even US drama series I'm following for months.
If being addicted to him is a crime, then I confess, I'm truly guilty without doubt.^_^,

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We should start a Noona for JG Club, Johan. ? He is the only actor I am so crazy for, and thanks to him and SWTTN, this summer has been especially memorable.

I am holding my breath for a blissful ending for the good guys too. ?

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@tenoh27, this was the hottest summer on record for me! Just when SWTTN is about to end this week, only has it cooled down!

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My first k drama was full house, then i was crazy about rain, after years i watched BBF , City Hunter, and faith then i forgot Rain and crazy for Lee min ho, then I watched so many dramas but thinking of LMH, but one day i watched iljimae, my god LJK, ans i watched all of his dramas. and so many other korean dramas with another actors, but he is the only actor i whole kindheartedly sincerely love. it won't change even jade come and throw many many handsome and talented actors. he is the only actor i like in whole world.

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Same here, Iljimae started my journey to LJG, I'm watching kdrama 7 yrs but never impressed by an actor. He totally blow me away in his acting. I love him as an actor but I more love him by his personality. I'm 10 yrs younger than him, do I'm the only youngest here?

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Thks jb ... Love ya

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I love this drama ..... And very sad ... Will ended soon ....

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Time flies, the final 2 episodes are here. Glad the story got betetr in the 2nd half..not great, not bad but watchable drama. I like lee jun ki and lee soo hyuk. This is lee yubi's first leading lady role but she did pretty good. The guy who plays the crown prince, Changmin is improving. I agree with other folks who mentioned before that his facial expressions are somewhat stiff and his voice tone is monotonous. I hope he keeps practicing. Even though Changmin is not that great overall, he is still better than Kim Hyun Joong. I still hear A lot of people say that guy is a Bad actor.

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No sad ending please .... Hyerung already die ... SY must live happily ever after with YS....

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The only show this year that I've been following on point every Wednesday and Thursday. Who can resist a date night with LJK on these nights???? I'm going to totally miss my handsome, irresistible, charming, sexy, ravishing, divine, cute, stunning, alluring, dazzling, adorable, admirable, and last but not least, hotness vampire scholar.

Saying goodbye is never easy. :('

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Off topic, I apologize, but did our LJK just left his vampire make-up on for the red carpet? He looked mighty fine!!!!!!!! Dapper! He never disappoints on the red carpet.

He is one of the few Korean stars to not look foolish with man make-up on. I would hate to fight with him over make-up and the mirror! LOL!

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OMG!!!!!!! On his V-app live broadcast, I commented "Hi from the US!" And he commented something in Korean and mentioned US. Can you imagine my heart melted? LOL.

Can't wait for tonight's finale!!!!!!!!!

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I envy you Ice! ?? That sounds daebak!
(I have no idea what the V app is, though ?)

This is the first K-drama that I am watching while it airs, and I will certainly miss LJG's marvellous everything when the drama ends tonight. (However, am planning a marathon date with SWTTN this weekend, so hopefully will able to relive the magic a little more).

On a tangent, I truly adore SH (Ep 19 cemented my love), and no matter what happens in the finale, I will be able to peacefully and calmly ship SY and SH to my heart's content. ?

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@tenoh27....Unfortunately, my marathon of SWTTN will have to be postponed until next weekend because I'm going out of state this weekend. :(

In re: SY and SH, I'm glad they had their moment of truth. Can only feel regret for a love that can never be.

LOL, V app is an app where you get a instant notifcation when whoever you are following broadcast live and I guess the interaction is the instant messages you send. I think. I'm new at this, too. :) Lordy, bless my heart. LJK was so sexy....heheheh

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LOL Ice you lucky girl. I want to know what he said. Next time say hi from Dramabeans.com lol.

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Kiara,

I went back to view the video and it was for me!!!!! He acknowledged my comment! Hopefully someone will eng sub it soon. The first idol who has ever acknowledged my existence!

*sighs....Oh yes I totally forgot about Dramabeans.com in my fangirl shock mode. :)

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Teasing ya :). Calling him oppa was my biggest fan-girl moment lol. I love a lot of talented male actors but I only have one oppa.

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LOL, I was serious!

His English was very good! He was able to read "Sexy" easily mulitiple times! LOL!!!!!!! Love this man!

He knows we love his body! And of course, his acting!

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"He knows we love his body" Haha Ice you are killing me. Body first first and acting 2nd <3.

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Oh, that was simply fabulous, @Ice! So happy for you! ?

All I can look forward to is to be under the same sky as him this coming Nov. ?? LOL (No, will not be waiting in front of his management office on the off-chance that he might visit). ?

Yes, the SH-SY scene in Ep 19 was really heartfelt, and I loved it. At the least, I can still get my shipping fix from SY-YS. ?

@Kiara

Taking this opportunity to thank you for reintroducing me to Lee Sun Hee's Fate. I just got another 'perfect song' to add to my personal - not-particularly-long - list of those.

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Thanks @tenoh27, because of that, I truly believe that he loves his fans! I heard that he does, but tonight, he showed it!

Good thing my profile picture was one of my best! Hehehe...

Kiara and tenoh27, thanks for spilling out some of the best comments, suggestions, and just plain fangirling here. Gonna miss you ladies! No goodbyes yet, still one more episode to go....

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@Ice, tenoh27, pogo
You guys are picking our next drama. I don't care if I like it or not. We just need to all watch it together. We are not saying goodbye here. I'll try not to bitch too much lol.

I wouldn't have made it this far without all of you:) <3 Thank you...thank you!

@tenoh27
Lets keep sharing songs. I'd love to hear some of your favorites.

@Ice
Where the heck do you think you are going? If we don't get to watch a drama together then I expect to see you every Friday on OT.

@pogo
You are stuck with me whether you like it or not lol.

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@Kiara @pogo @tenoh27

I'm a saeguk fan so my next drama will be: Six Flying Dragons. Nothing else peeks my interest right now. The Village will be a filler drama while I have nothing else to do.

I am looking forward to the rom-com drama, Oh My God with Shin Mina and So Ji-sub. Don't know when that will come out.

And sorry, let me rephrase. I'm not going anywhere as long as I am a Kdrama addict on crack and LJK superfan!!!!!!!

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@Ice
I'm not sure if there is going to be a recap on Six Flying Dragons since it's a 50 eps sageuk but you never know. OMG starts in November.

Right now I have nothing to watch. I might actually do something productive starting tomorrow lol.

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I know! So sad...but I'll keep my eyes out for you ladies. :)

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@Ice @tenoh27 @Kiara

idk if you guys are still checking this post (I got here insanely late because of late subs) but I will definitely look forward to the next drama we all watch, because you guys really made this one for me.

also I am INSANELY jealous of Ice for getting a personal greeting from oppa! But jealous in a happy way, not in a "I'll threaten to kill your wife to lure you into killing range just because I'm mad that she likes you and not me" way.

@Kiara - I'll give Six Flying Dragons a go because I can't not at least try a sageuk with these credentials, but idk if db will recap a series that long..... but looking at the next wave of dramas I'll probably be trying Sassy Go Go. Because I really like the cast of that one.

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@Kiara and @tenoh27, his exact words were: "USA...ohh" :)
*faints.

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You are oppa's #1 fan now Ice :).

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That is so sweet! Thank you! :)

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@Ice

You cracked me up! Thanks for the funnies! ?
And JG does really love and acknowledge his fans.

@Kiara

I would love it if you could share more song recs with me, (and songs in any language will do too).
Have been enjoying SWTTN and OMGhostess!'s OST as of late.

@Kiara @Ice @pogo

While I won't be visiting as much - I think my quota of KDramas for the year might soon be met, and while all have been relished, not one swept me away like LJG in SWTTN - I will certainly be back again to fangirl LJG in his next drama project. ??

Wishing too, that there will be better KDramas around to be enjoyed.

Shall keep an eye on you ladies whenever I pop by, and in the meantime, take care and be well.

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@tenoh27 - awww, we'll miss you! But when you do come back, I will likely be in the Friday OT threads - I've been neglecting those of late for SWWTN recaps, but now I might go back.

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I can't wait to watch this ep!! yay!!

Anyway, anyone here who watch on dramafire? If yes, I just wanted to ask ... why can't I leave a comment on dramafire?? I already have a livefyre account but I still can't comment. Any idea? Please please.. Thank you!!

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my fave drama wl be ending soon...
whaaaah!!!
but pls...make it a happy ending.^_^

@tenoh, noona club sounds good.
I've been silent/passive for all those years since I'm actually shy in person.
I'm good silently following him on the net until SWTTN came...can't help to comment & show my support & appreciation for LJK. No matter what others say, all his dramas are 10/10 for me.
LJK 's dramas are my stress reliever after work. it's been 5 yrs & his magic remains.^_^,

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LJG sure is some sort of magic! Having LJG in any drama - no matter how pathetically flawed - is sort of like gold dust! It adds some glitter to an otherwise run-of-the-mill mediocre. ?

(LJG and SWTTN made a commentator out of lurker-me too).

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GWI BABY is a CRY BABY. how sad for both our hero and villain. i new he had feelings for hey ryung from the start. after 19 episodes it turned out that the minister is the real heartless blood sucker. uh i actually felt for gwi first time ever

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aaagh the wait for subs is KILLING ME, I want to join y'all here and can't do it wthout spoiling myself :( T__T

I still went through enough of Sung-yeol and Yoon's conversation at the start raw to know what it was about, and they made such a sweet starting-out bromance. But after that..... I'm just filled with dread about Hye-ryung.

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Did we ship Yoon and Sung-yeol before? lol We had a long list and I don't remember.
I laughed when Sung-yeol pointed out the similarities between the two crown princes ( racy novels, making jokes etc). It felt like he was talking to his old friend.

I'm not quite happy that both of So-eun's characters ended up dead. I hate it because her father should have been the one to suffer in the end. I guess it's not really about revenge with Hye-ryung then but keeping those that she loves safe.

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Lee Soo Hyuk's model walk but the door was sHORT!!! :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBRrb_G82LQ

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Why I feel sad when hye ryeong die and I can feel gwi feelings for her but its too late.He kill her.Why can't he just turn hye ryeong into vampire.Its so tragic for gwi.Why can't the two of them have a happy ending...And for sy and yg I hope they together in the end..sorry for my bad eng..

#sooso

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after two-digit episode I lost interest in this dama and only watch for Gwi and HR part. With her death, I think I'm gonna stop watching it for good.

I think Gwi want to be accepted by people though. and He has his decision moment when HR ask him to let everything go and live with her. oh i wish. It's kindda sad to see he lose it.

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I thought I would laugh at the scene where Gwi was talking to dead Hye Ryung, thinking him pathetic only to end up feeling as devastated as he was in the cave. I didn't expect that. Well done, Lee Soo Hyuk.

Off topic, Lee Soo Hyuk can carry a woman really well. He looks strong and steady. And it's obvious the woman is in a good comfortable position and angle.

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I called it right from episode 1, Lee Soo-hyuk was THE perfect match as an antagonist for Lee Jun-ki. Like you guys said, he committed to his role completely, and boy did it pay off.

We've all made jokes in the recaps about how Gwi wants Sung-yeol as a murderous fellow vampire bro and is hurt when Sung-yeol keeps rejecting him (and even his Hye-ryung obsession started with her resemblance to Myung-hee), but he started to see Hye-ryung as her own person and in his twisted way, fell for her for real (and then got mad at her for falling for Yoon and the lengths to which she was prepared to go to keep him safe, including giving up on him and staying with Gwi).

What he wanted in the end, was Hye-ryung's heart, and he couldn't have it. But he was willing to settle for her presence, and now he can't even have that. That scene in the cave with her body was all set to be creepy, but it ended up being rather sad instead - the pathetic monster indeed. We laughed at him for his obsessive chasing of Sung-yeol, but that same need for connection that drove him to hunt Sung-yeol for so long is what's tearing him up here - she plotted and lied and manipulated and sacrificed to protect Yoon, and even in the end he was the one she did it for. That's something that got under his skin from day 1, but it drives him crazy now. (and it did, judging by the bloody bender he went on afterwards)

And while I am very upset that Hye-ryung died (not my second leads, nooooooo!), I really did like her relationships with both Gwi and Yoon. She was a character who walked a very fine line of danger the entire drama long - first for her own sake and then for Yoon's. I really liked how Yoon's trust in her, and her eventually falling for him, changed her - she negotiated and maneuvered with Gwi and hid her true feelings and tried to bargain with Gwi to the end.... but it's a moment of open action driven by love that results in her death. I'm sad she won't be back :/

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I couldn't agree more about Lee Jun Ki & Lee Soo Hyuk and how their commitment to these roles saved this drama. Spot on observation. And Changmin was shockingly good too.

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My thoughts exactly HR wasn't mean lead but was loved the three men... Yoon didn't lose everybody-yeah he lost his queen but he'll be too busy with rebuilding his kingdom.... And true why could everybody, anybody just stab Gwi with a hawthorn or silver dagger? Or shot with a silver bullet? Anyway, too bad no more good looking men... But I too liked our evil Gwi, hope to see him as a lead soon.. And Changminee did a decent job here, see you in two years bud!

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