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One More Happy Ending: Episode 8

Things aren’t so perfect in Mi-mo’s love life anymore, making her think more carefully about what she wants than she has in the past. But it’s memories of the past that have everyone all twisted up and confused, and those memories will need to be untangled soon before all sides of this love triangle are damaged beyond hope of repair.

EPISODE 8 RECAP

Mi-mo sees Yeon-soo telling Hae-joon that she wants him back, and they also see her standing there. Mi-mo complains about how close Hae-joon is with his ex-wife, but he tells her that Yeon-soo is no threat. But no matter what he says, Mi-mo wonders why he hesitated when Yeon-soo said that.

Mi-mo thinks there’s something still between them, and Hae-joon yells that of course there is — how could there not be? He turns the question around and asks if she thinks they have a strong relationship, because he doesn’t think they do.

Dong-mi is surprised by a bucket of water over her head, delivered by none other than Wook’s wife. We see Wook (in the past) waiting for a woman to sell an appliance to, and he perks up when she turns out to be beautiful. Mi-mo narrates that selling his second-hand things turned out to be lucrative for him on more ways than one, so he made a habit of seducing the women he sold to and taking money from them.

He’d decided to stop when his wife started getting suspicious, but then he sold that oven to Dong-mi. Now Dong-mi knows the truth, and she hides in the bathroom, crying and ignoring Ae-ran calling to her through the door.

She’d been cheated on before, with the jerk they ran into the previous night. She’d been bringing him a surprise gift when she’d overheard him telling another girl that he only dated her because she’d been an idol, but that she wasn’t his type. They’d laughed about how dumb Dong-mi was not to notice, which had broken her heart.

Ae-ran listens to Dong-mi cry, and rants to herself that men are all scum who enjoy hurting women. She starts to cry, too.

Hyun-gi picks up Ah-ni after her work trip, and she asks about Soo-hyuk — is he still angry? Hyun-gi tells her Soo-hyuk signed up with a matchmaking company, and has his first date today. She demands to know where the date is, and Hyun-gi crumbles.

They sit at the next table during the date, Ah-ni making snarky comments every time Soo-hyuk speaks. Soo-hyuk texts Hyun-gi to get her out of here, but Hyun-gi is too scared of her. OMG, their text conversation is hilarious.

In fact, Soo-hyuk is so absorbed in his texting that his date gets annoyed, and demands to know who he’s texting. He says it’s nobody, but she turns to Hyun-gi and asks if he’s there to help Soo-hyuk get rid of her. Oh crap.

But she accidentally lets slip that she’s been married twice, and she says that she won’t tell the agency about his rude behavior if he won’t tell them about her lie. They agree to end the date here.

Ah-ni plunks herself down and asks if Soo-hyuk rejected her because she’s flawless, having overheard him telling his date that he likes women with flaws. Soo-hyuk says it’s true, and she calls him a liar. Tired and defeated, Soo-hyuk says that regardless of whether she has flaws, he still doesn’t like her.

She keeps arguing until Soo-hyuk says, “I’m not curious about you. I’ve known you for over ten years, but I was never curious about you.” Damn, that’s painful to hear, and it doesn’t look easy for him to say, but it’s honest.

Hae-joon runs into Yeon-soo on his way into the hospital, and he snaps at her when she asks if he’s okay. She thinks about when they were married, and he wouldn’t even get upset when she stayed out all night with a male friend. He’d said he trusted her, but she insisted that wasn’t the point.

Mi-mo meets with a client, who explains why she’s against dating men with children. She once dated a man with kids, and the constant contact with his ex-wife caused them to get back together. Mi-mo thinks that even without a child, Hae-joon and Yeon-soo see each other every day.

She drinks alone at a pojangmacha that night, remembering how her ex-husband wasn’t interested in being friends after their divorce. He’d said he wasn’t confident that he wouldn’t fall in love with her again, and they’d just repeat the whole cycle.

Ah-ni cries all over Soo-hyuk, and he sweetly hugs her and tells her to meet a man who deserves her. He gets home to find Mi-mo drunk in the hallway between their apartments, and she grins and calls him Romeo. She squeals at how cute he is, and keeps telling him the wrong password for her place until he gets frustrated.

She smacks at him weakly, telling him not to yell at her when he’s the one who did “all those bad things.” She lurches towards him and barfs down his back, ewwww. A prissy neighbor shrieks at him to clean it up, which he does once he gets Mi-mo safely his bed. Ha, he tells the still-cringing neighbor that she may be the woman of his dreams, but he still doesn’t want to clean up her yak.

Feeling bad for Dong-mi, Ae-ran climbs in bed to snuggle her sad friend. Dong-mi dreams that Cupid visits her, and he tells her to choose one of his arrows, each of which represents a man. But every time she picks one, he says she’s not in his league, ha.

Dong-mi finally blows up and throws the arrows, and she intimidates Cupid into admitting that he’s new at this, and not very good at his job. PFFT. He promises to train hard and come back for her in a few months, but Dong-mi says she can’t wait that long. She gives him one week. He leaves behind an arrow, and Dong-mi clutches it happily.

Still in Soo-hyuk’s bed, Mi-mo tosses and turns in her sleep, and strips off her clothes down to her lacy slip. Soo-hyuk comes into his room after his shower and gapes to see her like that, and he gingerly leans over her to cover her with the blanket. She complains that it’s hot and tosses off the blanket, and Soo-hyuk covers her again.

Struck by how pretty she looks, he reaches out to just barely touch her hair, and goes to the couch. He can’t sleep, and gets back up again to sleep in Min-woo’s room.

Mi-mo is woken by her phone the next morning — it’s Hae-joon, who’s waiting at her front door. Mi-mo says drawls sleepily that she didn’t even hear the doorbell, and only now realizes that she’s not even in her own bedroom. Oh, this is gonna be so awkward, I love it.

She runs to look out through the peephole, and allows herself to wig out for just a minute before she decides to go on the offensive. She accusingly asks why he’s here, when they just had a huge fight. Hae-joon says he’s here because of that, but she says she’s not ready to forgive him and tells him to go away and come back later.

After he goes, she lets out a shriek, which wakes Soo-hyuk and Min-woo, who are both in Min-woo’s bed. She demands to know why she was asleep in Soo-hyuk’s bed in her unmentionables, and Soo-hyuk assures her that nothing happened.

He explains why she’s here and that she took her own clothes off, and prissily reminds her that an underage boy lives here. But he obviously thinks she’s adorable, and offers to make her hangover soup before she goes.

The four friends have lunch later, but they’re all too preoccupied to talk much. Ae-ran, Dong-mi, and Mi-mo all complain about the men in their lives, and then Da-jung drops a bomb — she has breast cancer. She warns them not to cry, as she’s already cried enough for all of them.

Soo-hyuk calls Mi-mo just as she gets the reminder about their time capsule ceremony, and she has to bolster herself before answering. They agree to ride together, and Mi-mo starts to call Hae-joon next, but calls Da-jung instead.

The friends have a little impromptu party at Da-jung’s the night before her surgery, watching old Angels videos and just enjoying each other’s company.

Mi-mo picks up Da-jung’s son Tae-yong at school the next day, and she tells him that his mom is traveling. He says that his parents are divorcing, and Mi-mo tells him it’s not true. He just cries that it’s all his fault — he overheard his father say they’ve been estranged since he was born. Poor little peanut.

Da-jung is shown to her hospital room and meets her roommate, another cancer patient named Hye-sun. She’s obviously been through this before, and reassures Da-jung that her fear and loss of appetite are normal. In fact, she thinks that Da-jung is lucky that she can have surgery, and winks that she can always get breast reconstruction later.

Mi-mo decides that the truth is better than Tae-yong feeling so much guilt, and takes him to see his mom in the hospital. He clings to her and cries that he didn’t know she was sick.

After Yeon-soo checks in Da-jung, she and Mi-mo go for coffee to talk. Mi-mo says that Yeon-soo crossed a line with Hae-joon, but Yeon-soo fires back that Mi-mo came to her as a patient with ulterior motives. Touche. They shoot barbs at each other regarding who has more right to be with Hae-joon — wouldn’t that be his decision?

The rest of the ladies are in Da-jung’s room, worried about whether they’ll have to break up a catfight, ha. Ae-ran asks Dong-mi what she plans to do about Wook, and Dong-mi says she’s hatched a revenge plan.

Geun-hak comes home from his business trip to find the house empty, and Tae-yong comes home alone. He’s still crying, and asks his dad if he can’t love Mommy just a little bit, because she’s very sick. He can tell from Tae-yong’s simplified explanation what’s wrong with Da-jung, and now he regrets rejecting her request for a hug.

It turns out that Tae-yong is one of Dong-mi’s students, and Dong-mi smiles to see a picture of his mom from her Angels days on his desk the next day. She helps him make a little clay angel during crafts class, which, aww.

Dong-mi and Ae-ran put their revenge plot into motion, and crash a ballroom dancing class that Wook is taking. He’s busy putting the moves on his married dance partner, and they throw a bucket of water in his face, then a bucket of flour. Wook makes a move as if you threaten Dong-mi, but four burly men line up behind her and Wook falls to his knees instead.

Dong-mi (who looks like a million bucks, by the way) isn’t finished, and she warns him that if she ever hears of him cheating again, she’ll really kill him. She demands her money back, giving him twenty-four hours or she calls the police. Wook just nods meek agreement.

As she’s wheeled into surgery, little Tae-yong gives Da-jung the angel he made for her, saying that it will protect her. It works, and she’s taken in to surgery with a smile on her face. Her surgery goes well, and later Geun-hak goes to see Yeon-soo about her.

She tells him that the surgery was a success, but it’s afterward that’s hardest on women. She’s going to be grieving the loss of her breasts, and his reaction could affect her recovery in a big way. Unaware of their divorce, Yeon-soo tells him that Da-jung needs his love and support now.

He hides when he nearly runs into Dong-mi and Mi-mo, discussing Da-jung’s recovery. Her family will be taking care of her, since she’s asked Geun-hak to move out. He starts to go into her hospital room, but instead he just sadly looks at her through the door, then leaves.

Mi-mo decides to take her own car to the time capsule ceremony, but Soo-hyuk insists on driving. On the way it begins to snow, and Mi-mo looks at pictures of Hae-joon on her phone to distract herself from the awkward silence.

They stop to eat, and Mi-mo asks what Soo-hyuk put in the time capsule. He’s vague about it, but she tells him that she put in her lucky Tinkerbell. They’ll be giving their items to the kids who attend the school now, and she jokes that whoever gets her Tinkerbell will be a star like she was once.

She asks again what Soo-hyuk put in, and he remembers their school days and ha, he was already calling her a goldfish way back then. They pass a little game that gives out cheap prizes, and Mi-mo complains that she never wins the jeweled box she wants. Soo-hyuk says that it should at least have a ring in it, but Mi-mo is confident that she’ll get a ring from her first love. She wants the jeweled box to put it in.

Later little Soo-hyuk asks the shopkeeper to buy the box, but she says that he has to win a hundred coins to win it. In the present, Soo-hyuk smiles, and just tells Mi-mo that his contribution to the time capsule was “something expensive.” Awww, that’s so sweet.

Mi-mo misunderstands, remembering that his family was rich, and that they moved to the US after third grade. Soo-hyuk turns serious and says that he didn’t want to go, staring at her intently.

The beautiful snow continues throughout the time capsule ceremony, and everything goes well until Soo-hyuk finds his own box in the capsule. He pretends it’s something naughty and not suitable to give to a kid (so that he can keep it himself), and the little boy is all I watch the internet, you know. ~snort~

Soo-hyuk and Mi-mo stay until nightfall, and she calls Hae-joon who grows instantly suspicious. He knows she and Soo-hyuk went to the same school and guesses that he’s there, and to Mi-mo’s credit, she’s honest with Hae-joon about it.

The snow has the roads back to the city closed, and they’re forced to stay in a room at the school. Soo-hyuk promises not to do anything inappropriate, but Mi-mo snaps that it’s hard to believe, coming from the guy who got his girlfriend pregnant at such a young age. He insists he’s got self-control, and Mi-mo actually looks a bit disappointed.

Soo-hyuk opens his time capsule when she leaves the room, and of course, it’s the little jeweled box he won for her way back in elementary school. Mi-mo wanders the school and finds herself in the science room, and the lights cut off while she’s in there. She thinks it’s Soo-hyuk messing with her, but when he doesn’t answer her yells and she realizes the door locked behind her, she gets scared.

Soo-hyuk finally hears Mi-mo scream and goes running, finding the science room door locked. Mi-mo doesn’t answer, so he busts the door down to find her passed out underneath the classroom skeleton. HAHA.

The town doctor declares her fine, if still unconscious, and leaves them in the school alone again. Soo-hyuk watches over her, and allows himself to gently stroke her hair while she sleeps.

Inspired by the romantic snow, he tells her that back in school, “Romeo was never able to tell Juliet how he felt about her.” Now he calls Romeo stupid, admitting that he ate that apple which made him sick and ruined the play. But he loved being in the play with her, even when they forgot their lines, because it extended the time that they could be together.

He says that Romeo never forgot those feelings, though he locked them away in a time capsule without ever sharing them. But now they’ve met again, and he finds his heart racing all over again. Only now, she belongs to his friend.

He says, almost to himself, that he’s feeling those feelings again, but that he’ll have to lock them away one more time. He looks at Mi-mo, admitting, “Because it’s you that I like.” He hopes that he’ll be forgiven for saying these things because of the magical snow, and tells the sleeping Mi-mo his true heart. He describes her the same way he described his perfect woman in her office: “The girl who’s 163cm in height, has double eyelids, hasn’t had plastic surgery, is petite, and has a lovable flaw… it’s you, Goldfish.”

Overcome with emotion, Soo-hyuk leaves the room. Mi-mo opens her eyes, having heard every word he said.

COMMENTS

It feels as though the show has finally found its groove after a couple of weeks of awkwardness — better late than never! It’s hard to describe, but for a while there all the friends’ stories felt very disconnected and disjointed. In some episodes we were getting too much focus on one of them, to the exclusion of the others, but now it feels much more balanced and even. And I appreciated seeing the four ladies just being together and having fun, because I was having a bit of a hard time believing in their friendship when it seemed like they were always arguing. But they rallied together to support Da-jung, so now it feels like I finally understand why they’ve been friends for so long. I love that they all stayed for her surgery, and were there for her when she needed them most.

For once, I don’t even mind the cancer trope, because it’s being used in a way that creates a connection between characters, rather than a contrived distance. Many dramas use The Big C as a device meant to drive characters apart for a while, but in Da-jung and Geun-hak’s case, it’s the exact opposite. I’m so happy that Geun-hak finally knows about Da-jung’s illness, because it’s so obvious that they still love each other. They just don’t know how to cross the gap that’s come between them, and her illness could very well be the thing that allows them to build a bridge.

We guessed that Soo-hyuk had had a crush on Mi-mo back in school, but it was a bittersweet confirmation, seeing that he won that jeweled box for her, and that he used it as his time capsule item. I’m guessing that seeing her with the other boy back then broke his little heart, and burying the box was his way of putting his feelings away. It makes what Hae-joon said about standing aside and keeping his feelings for Mi-mo to himself that much more unfair, because Soo-hyuk has done that before, and even with the exact same woman.

The trope of childhood friends being fated to be together is another of my least-favorite storytelling devices, but again, this show uses the familiar scenario in such a way that it’s not a shortcut to the romance between the leads, as so often happens. Too many dramas use it to tell the audience why the couple should be together, without actually doing the work of making them compatible in the present. But in this case it enhances and informs how Soo-hyuk and Mi-mo relate to each other now as adults, and it’s part of why Soo-hyuk is how he is with relationships. He hasn’t exactly had good luck with love — the first girl he loved rejected him, and the second died in childbirth. It’s understandable that he would shy away from relationships, and for that reason I like the little snippets we get of their short friendship as children. So yet again, I appreciate the old trope being used in a new way — to support, rather than take the place of, the present romance.

And while I appreciate Soo-hyuk’s willingness to step aside, whether it’s out of fear or obligation or what, I’m glad that Mi-mo now knows how he feels. I’m pretty sure that Soo-hyuk won’t make a move towards Mi-mo now that he’s decided to put his love for her away for the final time, so it’s up to Mi-mo to do something about it. Not being someone who’s terribly aware of her own feelings, it could be argued that she’s more than half in love with him already and just doesn’t know it. So hopefully now that she knows how he feels about her, she’ll start to pay attention to her own heart.

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I'm pretty sure Mimo started looking at Haejoon's photos in the car not to distract herself from the silence, but to distract herself from Soohyuk.

I loved the scene in Soohyuk's bedroom. Soohyuk trying to be a good boy, while Mimo kept undressing herself, was hot. I wish we could get more scenes like that in dramas. Especially dramas about adults!

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Agree with both your points!

I rewatched the scene with Soo Hyuk and Mi Mo in his bedroom so many times lol I love these two together

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I knew she'd open her eyes, but I don't understand a word he said. Watched this last night-RAW.
So, thank you for the recap.

Love the father-son pair though.

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I was willing Mi-mo to be awake that whole last scene and for once I got what I wanted, now to see what she does with it.

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Honestly I don't see any reason why she even likes the doctor beside the superficial ones. They intentionally or not stalled their relationship so it's very hard to root for them. Even if the doctor likes her, he hasn't done much to show it. I am kinda feeling that it's more lingering feelings of the past, rather than that he likes her now. At the moment he has more interest in himself rather than developing the relationship or wellbeing of his girlfriend. As seen last time when his girlfriend came in a mess but all he could see was who she came with, rather than what had happened to her. It might be because of what happened in his past relationship, but that kind of attitude will inevitably push people away eventually.

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By the way I really liked how Dong-mi and Ae-ran took revenge on that guy in most dramas it would be a wishfull dream.

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Agree completely! I love how you put it. I just hope Mi Mo realizes sooner rather than later that this relationship just doesn't work for either of them

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He seems to like the idea of being with Mi Mo, more than actually being with her.

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First off, I'm MAD at Soo Hyuk's photographer partner for telling Ahni where SH is. He could have said: Why would he tell me where he is going to on his first date?
What kind of perverts go to sit next to sb who is on a blind date, esp. knowing that he hasn't gone on one for years and years? We know the girl is crazy, (points off for her for insisting), but if the photographer was any kind of friend to SH, he shouldn't have allowed it.

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To be fair I doubt he thought she would act like that. He mentioned the date because he wanted to reassure her that Soo Hyuk was fine, but evidently failed and I doubt she would have buyed him not knowing. On the other hand I like how Soo Hyuk treated the situation afterwards. Although it might seem harsh, he wasn't giving her false hope, because if he did, she might be wasting her life on something that will not happen.

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I certainly liked how SH handled AN's obsession over him and I HOPE! I certainly hope that will stop her.... like ever! She apparently did not gain some perspective after that trip, even if that was work. hihihihi

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omg I seriously can't stand that girl. Where does she get the right to act how she does?

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Thought it was ridiculous that they "crashed" SH's meeting date. But, so glad SH told AN how he truly felt. It might seem harsh, but he was being totally honest w/ her about his feelings - that he's known her for 10 years but has never wondered or been curious about her. I really did like how he told her she deserved someone better than him (even though we viewers think he's a pretty awesome guy). Even though he isn't romantically interested in her, he still cares about her as a friend and sunbae, and tells her she needs to find and deserves someone better than him... I thought that was very mature & extremely thoughtful on his part.

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I LOVED so many things about this episode, and one of them was Soo Hyuk finally telling Ah Ni exactly how it is. "I was never curious about you"... It was so satisfying but also the nicest way he could let her down while being completely honest.

Also, not to go off a tangent but TaeYong's scene in the car broke my heart. His family is so fractured (hopefully not beyond repair), and as much as I also dislike the cancer cliche, I'm glad that there's a slight glimmer that this situation is what they need to find their way back together again.

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I seriously don't understand the KD obsession over people falling in love as children. It's certainly the implication that if 2people didn't fall in love before they hit puberty, then it doesn't count if they do so after.
For goodness sake, they were 10! So he went thru a lot of trouble to get the jewellery box for the time capsule for her. So, without it, their love as adults would be meaningless, or mean less???
Don't get it.
I remember coming home from my 1st day of kindergarten telling my parents that I'd marry this boy in the class. They wouldn't let me live it down. But what the hell meaning did it have for the adult me?

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I wouldn't say that k-dramas are implying that the love was meaningless if their younger counterparts have not met or had a crush on each other.
It's this particular drama that centers around the idea of second chance. Pretty sure there were many kids who had crushes and so. There has been dramas in which people fall for the nonchildhood person. For Soo Hyuk, he had a crush on her. Sure, if you take away the childhood part, his feelings for her would not be as strong. However, the attraction is still there. Their love would just end up developing much slower.

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We were just discussing this very thing with my friend while watching Queen of ambition,it makes no sense, i don't even remember who my friends were when i was 10 and only a vage memory of early teen friendships. Seriously is falling in love at 8,9,10 years possible, do we even know what being in love is at that age?but i just buy it for the sake of the drama.

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I reckon these tropes work better exactly the way Lollypip explained it... When they are NOT being used expedite the love realization of the couple... Cos I get it... Kids get crushes on each other...

But for the feeling to linger until adulthood and become a full blown relationship is a bit far-fetched...

I was a hot-blooded toddler who had numerous crushes and most of them never lasted past recess...lol.

I will say though that the longest one I had... A 4-year long crush is one of my closest male friends right now...I'm very comfortable with him and confide in him a lot...and he's still uber good looking and told me I'll forever have a special place in his heart :)

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I agree. I can see how his heart could remain closed after the mother of his child passed away. But it's not like he didn't meet several other people that could have a similar affect on him like little Mimo did before then.

I suppose it's a fairy tale that makes it appealing to KD writers. This can be appealing in two folds. There's the loyal aspect of staying true to one's first love, and the romanticism of a love that's eternal and unconditional.

All rom-coms play on the same theme one way or another, though. At least this drama makes me laugh and aw even at the worse of tropes.

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thanks for the recap!

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I thought they were gonna leave us hanging and not see Mi-Mo wake up hahahaha but alas! I love that part!

I think this is one of the ways the writers thought for MM to know and cliche as it may be, I like it!

Loving every part of this drama and I hope it gets the rating it deserves.

Btw, was it Kyuhyun from SuJu singing at the last part??

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Yes, it's KyuHyun. The song was released today/last night.

https://youtu.be/1DRWapUgVic

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Omona! My SuJu fangirl heart hasn't died yet hahaha Noticed a few episodes or the last one and I couldn't find it so thank you Mimi!

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My favourite show on air right now. Love. Jung Kyung Ho is so convincing, his eye acting...

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Been lurking on DB for at least 2 years and am delurking to say I cried during the DJ scenes today, especially those with her son :-(

MM and the skeleton, ha. Something like that happened to me before when I was really young.

Totally agree about the tropes! Why are HJ and MM even together? Because she liked his face? And he was a fanboy in the past? MM and SH make a much better pair.

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Same here. The clay angel was just... perfectly sweet. I tear up just thinking about it.

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I really have to ask - how did you happen to end up lying on the floor with a skeleton on top of you?

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She probably was stumbling around in the dark and bumped into the skeleton, which promptly scared the wits out of her.

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oh well... it was a small skeleton on the table, I was 5... must have knocked it over somehow. Haha.

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Loved their moment towards the end!!

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Im loving this drama ?

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i tear up a bit while watching this episode.

1stly, Da Jung's family scene, watching how the couple obviously still love each other, but couldn't bring themselves to take the 1st step to do something about it, and how her son carry the burden of thinking that he is the cause of his parents unhappiness. that's a lot of weight to carry at such a wee age.

some people may say that Dong Mi had it coming for her, but i get what she's feeling, and how she's blinded by attentions from that sleazy oven guy.

and Soo Hyuk n his kid's scenes...

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I was waiting for Mimo to open her eyes at the end and she really did and it made me squeal but now I can't wait til the next episode.

I feel bad for Dong Mi. She's been waiting for her love to arrive for years and when she thought that the guy would be her happily ever after which turned out to be a fake made me sad. I hope that she doesn't change her appearance and meet someone who will genuinely love her for what she is.

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I like this episode very much! Dong-Mi's part is always the most entertaining one after MiMo-SooHyuk. I laugh a lot on the cupid scene and very happy that she got the one arrow that was left by the cupid even though it turns out to be Ae Ran's foot hahaha.

Noticed that Soo Hyuk is always crying! What a sweet crybaby~~~

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Thanks LollyPip!

This is the best episode (for me) so far. I was quite meh about the earlier episodes, but this one has ensured that I'll stay on to watch to the end.

What I'm invested in:
The boys ... Tae Yong and Min Woo :D I want them to have the one more happy ending each LOL.

I hope we're not up against the horribly unpleasant breakup of friends Soo Hyuk and Hae Joon. I can envision Hae Joon being all kinds of mean and taking advantage of his knowledge of Soo Hyuk's past to block him repeatedly if ever he tried to get close to Mi Mo, while Soo Hyuk would just quietly take it all. I hope Hae Joon is not like Ah Ni in refusing to accept the truth from Mi Mo when she decides to call it quits. I am just thinking, it might be a refreshing change if Hae Joon decides to save his pride, by being the one to initiate the breakup, rather than be the clingy ex who won't let go. And then to continue to be friends with Soo Hyuk, albeit, probably bitterly to begin with.

I believe we're all looking forward to Mi Mo trying to figure out what she feels for each guy and how she extricates herself from one relationship and insinuates herself into another. I'm hoping for lots of cute shenanigans when she tries to get attention from Soo Hyuk.

And like most of us, I definitely want the family that never truly broke up to be reunited. Courage Gun Hak, start wooing your (ex-)wife again!!! :)

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+1!

I think Da Jeong's story is quite realistic as I know someone who has stayed in the same house with their spouse for years without talking or eating together! It's painful but it happens. I really do hope she and her family gets a happy ending. I'm still unclear as to what caused them to be like this but as adults, they should really strive to overcome their problems (chungshin jareo! come to your senses!), for themselves and for the adorable boy who did nothing wrong. At the very least, get themselves out of limbo. DJ did try by putting the divorce through. Now it's up to GH to really sort out what it is he wants.

The story has piled on some pretty huge baggage on Soo Hyuk which somehow doesn't seem necessary when you have JKH. Something about him just makes you root for him. I don't know if his friendship with Hae Joon will survive this round. Perhaps they were not the BFFs they thought they were. I do think that they both should do their best to woo Mi Mo but I hope the show doesn't turn Mi Mo into a wordless idiot to be kicked around by two guys. She has a mind and she should be allowed to speak. Ultimately it's her choice. All is fair in love and war, a fight should be had and the winner shall be determined by the object of their desire and the everyone should accept this decision gracefully.

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Small Birdy... I agree with all your points here... And let me just tell you how impressed I was when your theory on how HJ and SH's friendship ended up with those undeniable undercurrents of resentment turned out to be right. ;) tragic back story but needed to put things in perspective

I really like HJ too. But of course I'm rooting for SH here...he's probably one of the more clear-cut leads I have ever rooted for...I'm actually a chronic sufferer of Second Lead Syndrome... From Yong Hwa to KHJ to Kim Woo Bin to Sung Jae to Kang Joon to Siwon to Won Bin...ugh, lol. HJ is in a league of his own here though... I think I'm just going to be fond of him as an homage to all my second lead luvvies...ha!

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...and the dramas are You're Beautiful, BOF, Heirs, School 2015, CITT and Autumn Tale respectively...
Major slayage of my lil' ol' emotions... Lol

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Oops...and Siwon's SWP...
Needless to say I usually steer clear of ye ol' love triangle.. And the non baity love triangle dramas will always rank higher on my kdaddict-o-meter.

Still got a lot of love for OMHE tho.

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I feel like Soo Hyuk's and Hae Joon's friendship is very shallow. Soo Hyuk clearly cares about Hae Joon, but I haven't necessarily felt that from Hae Joon. It's more like they've know each other for a long time and just fall in with each other because of familiarity.

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I felt the same this past few episodes but could it be probably because Hae-joon doesn't show so much emotions as Soo-hyuk? It feels like he can't express himself properly or has trouble showing something. . . probably because he comes of too cool.

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@ Hotaru and @ elric

I'm in two minds about Hae Joon.

I felt in the beginning that he was like a plastic doll... even his make-up seemed too obvious and a bit pale, and his expressions were few.

Later, he seems able to express some degree of emotion (at least annoyance) but does not do so when people are looking at him.

All we see is that he cared enough about Soo Hyuk to have helped him out a bit and he did come to be the witness when Soo Hyuk called him to the marriage registry.

I'm leaning towards reluctantly caring for Soo Hyuk who was the rival for the ladies Hae Joon 'preferred', and probably wishing that they were not such long time friends, so that he could actually dislike him properly. LOL!

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I actually thought Haejoon was a better friend to Soohyuk than Soohyuk to Haejoon. Remember how jealous Soohyuk was when Haejoon and Mimo first started dating and he was such an annoying cockblock on their date? That's what I find so frustrating about Soohyuk. Haejoon was fair from the beginning and now Soohyuk is trying to get in between him and his girlfriend just because he now realized he likes her. Why should Haejoon give up on Mimo because of how pitiful Soohyuk is? This isn't even about Mimo's choice. Like someone said before, Haejoon should say good riddance to both Mimo and Soohyuk first and let those two play around like the immature fools they are. I never thought I'd say this, but I really don't like Jang Nara and Jung Kyungho here. I'm watching this for everyone else, particularly Dajung and her family.

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Cotton Candy... Love ur name BTW. ;)

I also think HJ is a respectable friend to SH and was there for him thru his college nightmare and asked him before he begun to date Mimo... I want the best for him on the basis of that respect... SH may have cockblocked him on the basis of his juvenile jealousy but HJ had already had. Numerous dates with Mimo... Where be played mind games with her... If u will give him a pass for that, that's fine by me...

I particularly didn't like Mimo's choices of reactions to HJ in the wake of her stirrings for SH... But I don't think she is deliberately sabotaging her relationship... If anything, she looks like she wants to give it her best shot...judging from her jealousy, not wanting HJ to discover her in SH's apartment and the woman talk with YeonSoo at the hospital...

I'm glad you are seeing SH and MM deserve to be together, even as 'immature fools'... No one is saying that any of these leads are not flawed...in the end...and for me, that includes HJ.

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Girl...falling asleep with makeup and still waking up flawless? It's just not realistic. Anyways I prefer the pace this weak but my precious Haejoonie <3 Tbh I find Dajung and her husband the most interesting pairing. I'm excited to see where it goes.

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She woke up...FLAWLESS!

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This is a good episode for me to be a little more than brief. Usually I try not to write War and Peace.

I have enjoyed this drama despite it's flaws. Mainly due to Jang Nara and Jung Kyoung ho. Nara is my absolute favorite rom com actress right now. Jung Kyoung ho never disappoints either in drama or rom com. This production clearly belongs to them.

The reason we can't enjoy the other Angel's stories is because the writer didn't allow us to like them in the beginning. She made them just a bit too bitchy which is pointed out well by Lolllypip. Rather than be sorry the girls are going through hard times I feel either "meh" about it or "she stepped in that one". Suck it up girlfriend. Because they come off self absorbed and cruel.

I understand Koreans like the second lead but for me he's one of the bigger duds in kdrama I've seen. If anything he's rather creepy with his wax like appearance and robotic demeanor. Now that he's starting to show emotion he's even more menacing. Now he's a robot with a temper. Very creepy.

Using just about every well worn drama trope, this rom com falls flat in giving us anything remotely clever to dress them up a bit. It gets a serious D+ here. Sad because decent actors are being wasted on some very lazy writing.

In the end it's the two leads, their professionalism and engaging on screen chemistry that is carrying this drama.

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I like the girlfriends to me they seem very relate able and real. "Oh they are shallow with stinky attitudes" , well lets be honest when I first look at a guy, I am not saying oh wow he seems like he has a great personality. I am saying god look at his eyes, oh my goodness he is so chiseled. Oh man I want to ride that! T_T (I am so ashamed with that one, not. )

AE I feel the most sorry for. Obviously she respects the vows of marriage and has an almost fairy tale wish for it. To find out that sweet guy that you felt bad for lied!!!!!!! to you and insult you all so he can still be a playboy under the guise of marriage, is so disrespectful. Thank goodness she has a strong constitution with her "stinky" attitude. Would it be more sympathetic if she was meek and weak?

DM prove that while she is impatient and wants the ideal guy, she actually wants love and is willing to look over things when her Mr. Perfect did not seem so perfect. Look at her history even though she was an idol, she had a low self image of her self and the least attractive. But also has the least experience with men. Is it so wrong to want that ideal guy?

DJ that one I don't know what the hell happened with that one. Obviously, she lost herself along the way. It hurt my heart to hear, "I was so pretty." Here is hoping her and husband can work it out but also that she can find herself.

Lets us hope episode 9 she actually did hear the confession and not just woke up in a daze.

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OK honey that's fine with me. I understand that the tendency with Korean drama watchers is for everyone to hash and rehash the ridiculous plot structures and outlandish character motivations. This site in particular does their recaps this way. I say this tendency in drama watchers to over analyze is one reason they often find themselves so disappointed. I watch them if I'm entertained. If not, I don't watch. Because I find almost all dramas, trite, simplistic and repetitive I look for something else in my dramas. Good performances from the actors, entertaining dialog, chemistry and onscreen charisma from the actors. I don't try hard at all to "figure" out the motivations of the characters or unravel the non linear thinking of a korean drama plot. For me it takes the fun out of it because for the most part they're all pretty ridiculous.

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Totally agree with you 100% on everything you said, Dubir!

I love the girl friends. While the love triangle frustrates me, it's the girls' stories that keep me watching. (Although Episode 6 was a big improvement from earlier eps)

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I'm sooo glad we got over Ah-ni's arc this week. Girl is soooo frustrating. Just because she's known Soo-hyuk for 10 years already doesn't excuse her action of interfering with Soo-hyuk's date. That was rude IMO. I don't know what her thought process is (or rather, the scripwriters for coming up with this character) but her shouting to a man that she fancy "why not me?!" Is not gonna make a man fall in love with you geez

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I thought she was fine already after she went on that trip but apparently nothing happened to her -_- I'm glad Soo-hyuk explained to her clearly what he felt. That "I'm not curious about you" might have been harsh but girl has been clingy even after multiple rejections.

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Bye Ah-ni!
Girl, how can you be attached to a dude for over 10 years when there's obviously no chance? That final rejection was harsh, but it looked like she wasn't going to get it otherwise. I hope she goes on and lives her life though.

Tae-yong's actor is adorable. He's a little old man in a child's body and the fierce patience as he stared at the monitor waiting for Da-jung's surgery to be over was heartwarming and heartbreaking. Poor baby.

Soo hyuk has accidentally confessed, from start to finish! I'm pretty glad because I want Mi mo to get away from Hae joon; that guy has a snake face.

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This episode was so good - my emotions were all over the place!

Hae-joon and Yeon-soo are annoying me and I feel bad for Ah-ni, but she frustrates me to no end by hanging on to Soo-hyuk despite him telling her repeatedly that it isn't gonna happen. Hopefully she will move on now.

The hallway scene where Mi-mo gets sick and Soo-hyuk cleans it up had me simultaneously gagging and laughing out loud - soooo gross and yet so funny.

Tae-yong and Geun-hak's reactions to Da-jung's illness had me tearing up - I want this family to work everything out and finally share some real happiness and love.

I loved how the ladies are just there for each other. Ae-ran's fierce protection of her friends is touching - she doesn't hesitate to point out what's wrong with their lives but then wants to take anyone who messes with her friends.

And Soo-hyuk's confession at the end - oh the feels!!! (and more tears). Since young Mi-mo said she only wanted the jeweled box because she believes her first true love will give her the ring to put in it, I'm hoping we'll see Soo-hyuk giving her the box with a real ring inside. But whether it happens or not, I can't wait to see them get everything worked out - I love these two characters so much!

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Yasss

this ep was awesome. I just luff Tae Yong and his cutie patootie cheeks lol! He made me cry the little nugget... just stated prior, I really hope DJ and Geun Hak make it back together.

Dong mi and Aeran were awesome with their revenge channeling girl power and badassery... Cupid was cute too. I really liked the arrow he left behind im giddy to see what all that means...

I actually felt bad for Hae Joon in this ep...

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Because I used to think he was a bratty, entitled, manipulative pretty boy brainiac...now I see he is just an unaware, unempathetic pretty boy brainiac who doesn't do a great deal of self-reflection...

How can he think anything that comes out of his mouth just goes? And way to go at admitting that there will always be something between your ex wife and you and that your current relationship is not strong enough to withstand it as a way to make your girlfriend feel better about a situation that happened before her very eyes...

I wasnt feeling Mimo and her sudden jealous hissy fit becos I, the omniscient viewer, can tell she is falling for SH already, but if she is trying to be loyal and give her relationship with HJ a fighting chance, those comebacks were not the way for HJ to go...

HJ just cant seem to put himself in anyone's shoes can he? Just marching to the beat of his own little perfect drum... so much so that he lacks self-awareness of his personality flaws... from Yeon Soo to Soo Hyuk to Mi Mo... he just cant see a lot of things through their eyes... and I feel sorry for him for that. I genuinely sympathize with his
Character for this flaw...

now I find myself rooting for him to discover this flaw and correct it before it ruins everysingle relationship he's got...

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While I agree that HJ is lacking in some things. Let us not forget that his best friend came to him and told him, that he "SH" wants his girl. Now, I am totally shipping SH and MM HARD! But real talk if that happen to me, we are fighting. Friendship over, everything. Because this isn't any Joe on the street it's your bestie. Sometimes it can be work though but sometimes it cant. Also he did side step before! "honestly would have not matter since SJ only had eyes for SH"

I think his response is very real.

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Lmao if Haejoon is so self-absorbed, Mimo is even worse. She throws temper tantrums and thinks she's always right, just like her ex-husband said. She's the one who needs to mature before she pursues another relationship.

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I replied at top to you... And I'm only going to add here that I agree with you about Mimo but give her some credit pls...becos I don't see her scheming to ruin her relationship with HJ yet... MM always wants her relationships to work...her immaturity and vanity just keep getting in the way...even her ex hubby pinpointed the problem so I agree that she has to deal with it...

But so do the rest. Cos they all most definitely have their flaws too.

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I don't hate Hae Joon. I actually like him even with all his flaws. It's part of his personality that makes human. Some called him manipulative, I'd say he's just a little cheeky.
But i don't like Mimo and Hae Joon pairing. The clash in their relationship are too big theu ended up bringing the worst in each other.

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This episode was less funny than the previous ones and yet better. I love the friendship of the four ladies and seeing how they stood for each other in this episode was another reason to love their friendship more. I love that finally the husband knows what's going on with Da Jeong. I just hope they work their way towards being together again.

I won't write too much on the leads but I'm so happy that one already knows the feelings of the other. I love the other point of this triangle is not dreamy at all too.

And finally, I enjoy the scenes of Tae Yong so much. I mean I teared and everything at seeing how much the poor child has suffered believing he is the reason his parents don't love each other anymore but all his scenes where so well acted and he looks like a little man rather than a child... I wanted to hug him so bad when he was talking to Mimo. Also who else thinks that him and MinWoo should meet soon? Despite the age gap and the fact that MinWoo is closing puberty, I think they'll make good friends.

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Tae Yong as Min Woo's dongsaeng - yes yes yes!

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if there's anybody who deserves their own happy ending it would be these two children. MW is so earnest about finding a good woman for his dad. and TY is like a melancholic child-man, he blames himself for the failing marriage of his parents...

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Exactly, that's why I think that if these two come together, they will make good friends. I wanted so much that MiMo would take TaeYong with MinWoo when he was crying about his parents' marriage because I though that MW, as a child, could give him a comfort adults would not be able to. Now I just hope they meet each other soon.

Also seeing TY smile in class while making the clay angel to her mom, made me cry a little. His smile made me happy despite the little tears running from the corners of my eyes.

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@ilovekdramas

maybe when TY does a sleepover at MM's apt, they can invite MW?

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I totally agree about the friends' storylines in this episode. They seemed to gel better- plot wise and as a group- and I'm finally coming around to mostly liking them. DJ's storyline is the most compelling and sympathetic at the moment. I really like the actor playing her husband too, he really sells the emotion.

And of course I continue to adore our main couple. I was a little disappointed that the romantic development slowed down in the last two EPs since SH decided not to proceed after all, but I admit it makes sense for his character. And now we have MM set up to be the one who will have to take the initiative, which I love. It fits really well with the character arcs for MM to gain some insight into what she truly wants and for someone to reach out to SH and give him the love and affirmation he needs to move past his guilt.

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Is it possible that Ae Ran's hubby might be pretending to be a jerk to get her to have more feelings for him? He did promise Ae Ran that he would try his best to light a fire in her before they got married. He seemed so sincere that time and I really liked him and felt bad for him then. He's the type of guy that gets overlooked for the bad boy by many girls. Although i think it would be a stupid plan, i really hope that he really was that nice guy that he seemed to be and he and Ae Ran would get together for real. Its pretty suspicious to keep trying to get Ae Ran to be his cover when she obviously wont stand for it.

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Please send this storyline to the writers! I'd love this twist. The series is about happy endings after all!

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@Leslie. Omg I love plot predictions... Would be very Interesting if it comes true...

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Hope writers read your comment. I'm also interesting to see where this story goes.

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I am rooting foe Dajung and her husband so, so much!

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They are my favourite! I tear up every time I see them together. And, I'd watch a romantic mello spin-off about them (though it'd be good to have others for comic relief).

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Me too!! They made me cry so much this episode! :( Happy ending please.

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Isn't Cupid cute?!? He is so sweet and funny.

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i hope he makes a triumphant return after his training to give DM a much needed 'good' man!!!

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thank you for the recap! midway point i hope the show doesn't lag, this is usually where the storyline makes a turn for the worst, i hope not... crossing my fingers...

still luv MW & SH - father & son dynamic, they're both endearing. liked how SH showed the door to AN, honest to the core. the physical comedy set-up of SH & MM scenes are the best:) from the drunk scene in front of MM's door (this is like a focal point for this writer, not to mention the bench scenes, where all their interactions seems heartfelt), to the bed scene, too funny:) the bickering commentary while distributing the time capsule gifts for the students is why these two should end up together! not coz of the 1st love trope but the way they respond to each other's faults.

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This episode was great!! I'm so glad the truth has been revealed for most of the side stories. Glad Dong Mi is over that conman, augh.

It was good seeing the girlfriends supporting Da Jung. I really want to see Da Jung and Geun Hak heal their relationship.

The ending scene was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Had me tearing up for Soo Hyuk. I'm not sure if Mi Mo really heard what he said or if the show is going to tease us and make it so that Mi Mo just happen to wake up at that time and never heard SH's confession. She could find out later when she finds that crystal box and have this big realization.

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I wonder if Hae Joon is on his way to pick up Mi Mo and gets caught in the snow storm or has an accident. Then Soo Hyuk and Mi Mo feel more guilty than before and things get dragged out even more.... (I hope all this doesn't happen though).

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Wooooow... I don't know how they pulled this off but they're getting a Conan O'Brien cameo. He's visiting Korea and you'd expect one of the networks would try for a cameo but somehow this little drama is the one that snagged him.

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So excited

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I want more scenes of da jung n geun hak <3

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Did anyone see that Conan O'Brian is in South Korea and was on the show!? His Twitter has a picture of him and Jang Nara! So jealous!

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Oh, wow-- that should lead to some new converts. Welcome, new Beanies!

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