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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 14

It’s a question that people have been asking themselves for countless ages: Is it acceptable to do a bad thing in order to bring about a positive result? At what point does a decision become wrong, if it hurts one but helps another? The consequences can be high, and the personal cost even higher, but when it comes down to the wire, you can’t always have everything you want.

EPISODE 14 RECAP

After Eul pushes her way into his hotel room, Joon-young shoves her down onto the bed, and asks if she wants to sleep with him. He starts to unzip her clothes, telling her to say the word if she wants him to stop. She says that she won’t leave his side, and closes her eyes, expecting Joon-young to kiss her. But instead, Joon-young jumps up and leaves the room.

Joon-young’s mother’s restaurant is bustling, but she still answers when he calls. He interrupts her greeting and asks for three reason why he can’t date Eul… he knows he gave her a list, but he can’t remember anything. Mom claims to be too busy to talk and hangs up, and Joon-young says to the now-dead connection that he’ll date her then, if Mom can’t remember, either. He’ll just pretend there weren’t any reasons.

Out the window he can see Eul walking dazedly, and Ji-tae’s accusation — that everything would be different if Joon-young hadn’t taken Eul’s USB and caused her accident — rings in his mind. Joon-young thinks about how Eul nearly ran down Assemblyman Choi, proving that she’s still haunted by his involvement in her father’s death.

He watches from a distance, but he doesn’t go to Eul.

Instead, the next morning, he dresses carefully in a nice suit and sets up a video camera, then sits to speak. He tells the camera that he was recently only give a few months to live, and he breaks into this heart-twisting smile as he says that everyone dies at some point.

His mother changes her Shin Joon-young Fans Prohibited signs to say that his fans are now welcome, awww.

She finds Gook-young in the kitchen, having quit his job as Joon-young’s manager and decided to come work here instead. He accuses Mom of raising Joon-young badly, to allow a woman to be treated the way Eul was treated by the rude star Yoon-hoo.

Ajusshi knocks his son upside the head for saying such a thing, but Gook-young is on a roll and decides that he should go tell Joon-young what’s what. Ajusshi prepares to beat some sense into his son, and Gook-young is forced to run, ha.

Gook-young gets chased around the restaurant, then asks who Ajusshi would save first if they were drowning: him, or Joon-young? His sister Man-ok teases him for being jealous of Joon-young, then he gets his arm nearly twisted off by the waiter Young-deok for daring to raise his hand to her. Mom hollers at them all to stop it, and demands to know exactly what Joon-young did to Eul.

Meanwhile Eul is in a meeting with Jik’s teacher, who’s concerned because Jik says he doesn’t want to go to college. This is news to Eul, and naturally unacceptable.

Jik bursts into the room to protest that his teacher revealed what he’d asked her to keep secret. Eul yanks him outside by the ear, and yells at him for daring to not go to college after she’d worked so hard to support him.

Jik argues that she couldn’t afford the tuition anyway, and when Eul says that they have money, he tells her to stop freeloading off friends, to find a place for her and Jik to live, and to pay off the loan sharks. If she does all that, Jik promises to go to college—and only then.

Jik heads back to class, and Eul gets a phone call from Assemblyman Choi’s wife asking to meet with her.

Pororo is back in Joon-young’s house, since it looks like Eul won’t be back again, and Joon-young notices a red thread in the dog’s fur. He reaches to pluck it out but his vision blurs, and he can’t get a grip on it. He has similar trouble answering a call from his doctor, but he manages it, and the doctor asks if he’s reconsidered getting treatment.

Joon-young says that he’ll only end up dying in the hospital, but Doctor Kang can’t just sit back while his patient does nothing. He gently threatens to call Joon-young’s family, and Joon-young smiles as he says he’ll just take him to court. He quickly ends the call, before the doctor can say anything else.

He meets with Jung-eun, who’s angry because he sent her a silver necklace shaped like a key. She firmly informs him that she’s engaged, and he just barely manages not to roll his eyes. He clarifies that he got everyone on his staff a similar necklace as an apology for the ruckus yesterday, but says she can return it to him if she wants.

Jung-eun calms at that, and thanks him for apologizing to Yoon-hoo, though she’s sorry it was necessary to do it on his knees. He says that he had to do it so that she wouldn’t, and gives her a long, searching stare. Uncomfortable, Jung-eun quickly stands to leave, but she turns back and asks what Joon-young said when he pulled her from the pool.

Joon-young grins that it’s a secret, but Jung-eun insists. He gets up to stand very close to her, and says that she’s engaged, and he said that before he knew who she was. She still wants to know, but Joon-young just politely wishes her a lovely day.

Ji-tae’s gotten a new job for the family company lifting heavy boxes in a warehouse, and his (former?) assistant shows up. Dropping all formality, he calls Ji-tae a bad son, but Ji-tae smiles and says he was sent here, so he came, obeying his parents’ wishes.

But the news that Eul is in the hotel lobby with his mother alarms Ji-tae, and for good reason, because once they’re alone his mother immediately starts digging at Eul. She says snidely that Eul has a loyal supporter who even threatened her if she hurt Eul. Eul only says that she won’t leave Korea.

Ji-tae’s mother presents her with an envelope of money, offering a staggering billion won (nearly a million dollars) for Eul to send Ji-tae back to his fiancee.

Ji-tae enters his mother’s office and sees this scene, and angrily reminds his mother that he warned her to leave Eul alone. He’s taken aback when his mother says she gave Eul money, though she spins it that she was just trying to help her. He’s prepared to rip up the envelope, but Eul stops him.

She asks if the check is real, while Ji-tae gapes at her in shock. She takes the check and leaves, but he follows her out and says that she should have held out for an apology, not money. But Eul knows that his family will never apologize — no matter how long she fights, they won’t say they’re sorry.

Eul knows that even if Ji-tae stands up for her, they’d still crush her at the slightest chance. She admits that she sold Ji-tae for a billion won, and considers herself lucky to have done so.

Jung-eun doesn’t leave Joon-young’s home, but instead stands thinking on the dock over the river. She asks him what his relationship is with Eul, since it’s obvious that Eul likes him. Joon-young admits that he likes her too, which is why he beat up Yoon-hoo.

Confused, Jung-eun asks why he’s so cold to Eul then, and Joon-young replies, “Because she’s too pretty for me to have. And that makes me upset.” That makes Jung-eun angry and she calls him and Ji-tae both idiots. She nearly insults Eul, but Joon-young stops her, warning her to watch what she says.

Frustrated, Jung-eun tries to flounce off, but ends up with her heel stuck in a grate. Her shoe breaks and she falls, and Joon-young rushes to her side. When he sees her self-consciously tugging at her short hem, he shrugs off his coat and covers her legs, then carries her inside after assuring her that he’s only trying to help.

Eul is thrilled to report to Na-ri that she’s just won the lottery, and cheerfully offers to buy her friend anything she wants as thanks for all her help. Na-ri is alarmed at the cost of everything Eul wants to buy, but Eul keeps insisting that she’s loaded now. Na-ri nearly swallows her tongue when she gets a load of that check, but the shop girl refuses to take it as payment.

A hand snatches the check — it’s Ji-tae, and he offers to pay for everything himself, shocking Na-ri even further. Eul tells her friend who Ji-tae really is, and whose son he is: “He lied to us.”

She refuses to let him pay and tells him to go back to his fiancee. Instead Ji-tae tells her to take that check back to his mother, claiming to be offended that she sold him out for “only” a billion won.

Ji-tae adds that he’s not the only one she sold out — what about her father? Okay, that was way out of line. He spits that if she wants to do this, she’d better do it right and take everything his parents have. Only then will she truly be even.

Joon-young gently ices Jung-eun’s ankle, smiling as he says that he’s got experience since Eul trips a lot. Isn’t that the truth. Jung-eun seems affected by his care, and she says she’s better and readies to go. But when she gets in her, car she finds that driving hurts her ankle, and asks Joon-young to drive her home.

On the drive, Jung-eun gives Joon-young a calculating look, and asks what he thinks of her. Is she as charming as Eul? Joon-young gives her a big old side-eye and says that they have completely different charms. Jung-eun then asks if he would consider seducing her, but Joon-young reminds her that she’s engaged.

Jung-eun admits that her fiance only has eyes for Eul, and that he even broke off their engagement — and while it’s obvious that Eul likes Joon-young, Ji-tae still has feelings for her. Jung-eun boldly says that she plans to steal Joon-young from Eul, to hurt her the way Eul hurt Jung-eun, and so that Ji-tae will realize what he lost.

Joon-young doesn’t answer, but he helps her out of the car at her building and jokes that he can’t be seen carrying her in. Jung-eun asks for an answer to her question: Can she steal him from Eul? Joon-young says that no, she can’t.

As his taxi pulls away leaving Jung-eun stunned, the corner of Joon-young’s mouth betrays a tiny smile. Halfway home, he asks the taxi driver to turn around, and ends up at Na-ri’s place instead.

Joon-young hides when Na-ri exits her front door, and another taxi pulls up to let out Eul and what looks like a mountain of shopping bags. Eul is thrilled to have bought so many gifts for Na-ri and Jik, but Na-ri accuses her of not even being human — she sold out her father for that money.

Eul barks that refusing the money won’t bring her father back, or find his killer. Nobody is helping her, so what’s so bad about taking the money? Her father always said she couldn’t survive on her own, so now he can rest in peace. Jik can even go to college and live a normal life.

Eul accuses Na-ri of being jealous, but Na-ri says that that’s not it — Eul has changed. If she’s so determined to do this, she can take her money and get out of Na-ri’s home.

Ji-tae arrives home and overhears his mother discussing Jung-eun’s virtues at the dinner table, and how everyone at the company is impressed by her. Ji-tae sits down and tells the truth of what people are saying — that Jung-eun was given a job title she didn’t earn. Assemblyman Choi pleasantly points out that they said the same about Ji-tae at first, that he got his job just because he was the boss’s son. But then he proved himself and the gossip stopped. Ji-tae tells his mother to cut Jung-eun loose, since he’ll never marry her.

Later Ji-tae’s father comes to his room, and helps him put a medicated patch on his sore neck. Ji-tae tells him about the money his mother gave to Eul, but he has to admit that Eul didn’t turn it down. Assemblyman Choi tells him to stop protecting her when she’s made her choice.

Na-ri calls Ji-tae crying, stumbling over his real name, and proceeds to light him up. She yells that being rich doesn’t give him the right to belittle people, and tells him that this money has already changed Eul. She demands that he bring her old friend back, and Ji-tae’s hands shake as he struggles against angry tears.

Ji-tae collects himself and makes another call, and tells the person on the line, “I’m going to take everything my parents have.”

Ajusshi finds Joon-young’s mom sitting in her dark restaurant well after closing, and she asks him what would have happened if she’d stayed with Assemblyman Choi and not run away.

Ajusshi says in his simple way that they’d have probably had more kids and lived happily ever after, but she wants to know what kind of person Choi would have become. Would he not have turned into a horrible person, as Joon-young said?

Ajusshi sighs, and says that if she misses him, she should steal him back. It was clear to him from Assemblyman Choi’s expression that he’d leave it all if she asked. She sniffs that she feels bad for Joon-young. Because of what his father did, Joon-young can’t be with the girl he loves.

Joon-young follows Eul from a distance, but she doesn’t check into a fancy hotel like she screamed to Na-ri she’d do. She sits on some stairs with her shopping bags, drinking soju from boxes and talking to a pair of shoes she bought for Jik, hee.

She asks the shopping bags what she did that was so wrong, then yells at the shoes to stop lecturing her on ethics. She also grumbles about Na-ri, who would throw away a ten-year friendship so easily.

Then Eul lies back on the stairs and stares up at the night sky. She calls up to her father, and Joon-young looks like his heart is breaking for her.

Joon-young finally approaches once she passes out, and piggybacks her back to Na-ri’s place.

He carefully sets her down in front of the door and tells her softly that she did nothing wrong. Then he leans in as if to kiss her, but stops himself and pulls back.

Instead, he rings the doorbell and leaves.

As he walks away, Joon-young thinks to himself, ”Mom, should I give up everything else and just do what I want before I die? I’ll hold Eul’s hand, and kiss her, and hug her tiny shoulders warmly. We’ll watch movies and travel, and laugh, and be happy. Should I do that? It’s not like I need permission.”

Jik studies to take the civil service exam, while Haru beams at him and bats her eyelashes. Jik teases her for being bad at studying, grinning when she harrumphs at him, then he notices the Shin Joon-young fan club blanket she’s thrown over her shoulders. He asks if she’s still in the club, and she admits that she quit.

She figures out that Jik must be jealous, and Jik does a terrible job denying it. Haru promises to study hard and get into college, and Jik scoots over close to help her with a math problem. He’s so close and so pretty that Haru goes a little googly-eyed, and she impulsively plants a kiss on his cheek. He jumps and calls her a pervert, hee.

Eul looks like nine miles of bad road in the morning, and she finds a grumpy note from Na-ri, who made her some hangover soup. Awww. A visitor at the door proves to be Ji-tae’s former assistant, who must be Jung-eun’s current assistant, as he summons Eul to meet with Jung-eun.

It just so happens to be Jung-eun’s birthday, and Joon-young buys her a nice pair of shoes to replace the ones she ruined at his home. He calls her office and requests a meeting.

Eul is led into an opulent, empty restaurant, where Jung-eun asks her to eat together for her birthday. She explains that this is the restaurant she manages, and she ordered it closed so they could speak privately. She asks if Eul knows who she is beyond the director of the movie project, and impatiently snaps that she’s Ji-tae’s fiancee — although, because of Eul, there was no engagement.

Jung-eun asks imperiously if Eul has anything to say to her besides just a simple “I’m sorry,” and Eul explains that she’s not going to see Ji-tae again.

Jung-eun spits that she’s better not, especially after taking a billion won as a promise. Eul’s phone buzzes with a call from Ji-tae, but Jung-eun snatches the phone away and answers it herself. Ji-tae, thinking he’s talking to Eul, asks if she’s with Jung-eun, and Jung-eun answers that she is.

Jung-eun says to Ji-tae that Eul needs to be taught a lesson, for taking so much money and not keeping her promise not to see him. Should she tell his mother? Ji-tae frantically tells Jung-eun to send Eul away and that he’ll be there soon, but Jung-eun just hangs up on him.

Eul says she’s sorry again, and Jung-eun loses her temper, screaming, “How sorry are you?!” She stands and lifts the tablecloth, dumping their entire meal in Eul’s lap. “How dare you? You don’t even deserve my jealousy!”

Again Eul apologizes and tries to explain, but Jung-eun can’t be calmed, and she yanks Eul up by the collar. She says that if Eul is so sorry, then she can die. She can go kill herself if she feels that bad, so that Ji-tae can never go back to her.

Ji-tae arrives and pushes Jung-eun off of Eul, and tells Eul to wait outside. Eul apologizes one last time, promising Jung-eun that she really won’t see Ji-tae again, and she leaves on shaking legs.

Ji-tae turns his anger on Jung-eun, who frankly looks like her mind is about to snap. He asks how cruel he needs to be before she gives up, his voice rising to a scream.

Eul waits for the elevator, and when the door opens, there stands Joon-young, holding flowers and a gift. He’s obviously here to see Jung-eun, and Eul just stares at him, his betrayal shining in her eyes.

COMMENTS

I don’t really understand Jung-eun’s fury at Eul — Eul hasn’t seen Ji-tae since she took the money from his mother, and she has every intention of breaking things off with him. And she was telling him it was never going to happen between them before she even took the money. Jung-eun’s jealousy is entirely misplaced. She should be angry with Ji-tae, if she’s going to be angry with anyone. He’s the one who stood her up at their engagement, and he’s the one pursuing a poor “unworthy” girl who doesn’t even want him.

But Jung-eun has never been that interested in logic, and she seems to be coming genuinely unhinged. She doesn’t need a fiance, she needs a therapist. I do admit though, that it’s interesting for once, to have a second lead female who’s not after the leading male. It makes the love square that much more interesting, that she wants the guy that the heroine isn’t even interested in, and it’s still causing problems.

I’ve previously discussed how refreshing it is that (though the show is a tad on the dramatic side, heh), all of the characters have both positive and negative traits. Nobody is purely evil or purely good, and I still think that’s true. But to expand on it, I also appreciate that even though I may not agree with the characters’ motives, they all have an in-character reason for doing the things they do. They may make horrific choices at times, but you can see from their perspective why they did it. And mostly, that motive comes from what seems like a good place — to protect their family, to be a good leader, to seek justice, to shield the person they love. But as the drama shows us, power corrupts, and it’s easy to begin to think that your desire for something good justifies doing bad things in order to get it.

I have managed to keep from crying while watching this show until now, but Joon-young’s self-recorded will (at least that’s what I’m assuming that recording was) nearly broke me, and finally made me cry. He looked so lost and alone, but so achingly open and honest that I almost couldn’t take it. I’m pretty certain at this point that there won’t be a ninth-inning miracle for Joon-young, since his particular cancer is known to be viciously deadly and he’s refused any treatment for it (and it’s probably too late at this point, anyway). So seeing him go through the realization that he’s really dying is painful, even as he accepts it with more grace than I think most people would be capable of.

As harsh as she was, I actually think that Eul did the right thing, taking that money from Ji-tae’s mother. His family owes her everything, and she knows that they owe her an apology most of all, but she’s pragmatic enough to realize that that will never happen. So why shouldn’t she take the money, if it’s the only thing she can reasonably expect from them and it will change her and Jik’s life? I even agree that her father would have told her to take the money, and live a comfortable and happy life.

However, I’m not sure I agree that Eul “sold” Ji-tae, since she never made any promises to him, but I can understand why she said such a hurtful thing to him. In order to move on with her life she needs to take this money and make a clean break, and leave Ji-tae and his entire family behind. It has nothing to do with Joon-young, or really even Ji-tae, and everything to do with putting the painful past behind her and finding one good thing to come out of it. If she can’t have justice, the least she can have is a comfortable life, and a future for Jik. It’s not often that I root for a heroine to take the money over love, but in this case, Eul’s got one man who doesn’t seem to want her, and one man who wants her, but whose entire family has deeply harmed her and threatens to do it again. So take that money and RUN, girl, run far and fast.

I do think I’ve calmed down since the last episode in regards to Joon-young, though I still want to whomp him over the head for not grabbing love while he can (provided he’s willing to be open with Eul about his illness). As a man whose life goal was to be an upstanding, honest prosecutor, it’s always been clear that giving up that dream was painful to Joon-young. He made the best of the alternative, but he’s always felt that he let his mother and himself down by not being the man they’d planned for him to be. By helping solve this last mystery for Eul, and making her father’s killer confess, he’s getting one last chance to do a good thing for society in general, and one woman in particular. Actually two women if you think about it, because I still think that Jung-eun could be redeemed and become a better person if she truly repented and paid for her mistake. If he can pull this off, Joon-young can leave this world knowing that at least one time, when it really mattered, he did the honorable thing.

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This show really touches my heart. And TBH, I never seen such excellent work from Woo Bin by far one of his personal best here.
At the end, I hope also to see some closure be it sad or happy to the show. Just don't leave us hanging with an open ended ending, arasso, writer?

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Almost every character has had their moments of cruelty, and I don't think the Eul was justified in how harshly ( and cruelly) she spoke to Ji-tae. I don't blame her for taking the money, but the hate directed toward him is biiterly unfair. He's not perfect, and I don't want him to end up with her. It's just that he's gotten the short end of the stick all around.

Vengeance is fine and all but for a romantic drama, is it too much to ask for the two main characters to have some time together where angst is not involved before the end of the show? This push and pull thing is getting old and JY is dying, like tomorrow. They were only happy together for about a minute so It almost makes their love for one another seem a little inconsequential (like one long angsty crush rather than true love).

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Oh just to throw in a little positive, Woo Bin has been great- he's making me feel all the feels. His acting, the cinematography and music really makes the show for me. :)

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I was feeling sorry for Ji Tae too until Eul reminded us, via Na Ri, that he'd been lying to them for YEARS. He's been living a life of luxury while slumming it with them, and worst of all, he's the son of her most hated enemy, and knew it all along. Tbh Eul's being super nice about the whole thing, considering. I don't know what I would have done, but it probably would have involved fire >_>.

I agree with the 'long crush' feeling too, they were happy for such a short period of time that when one of them is doing the utmost for the other, sometimes I find myself wondering ... how did we get here? lol

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This is a melodrama though

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Call me naive but I was still hanging onto to the slightest hope of some miracle cure. But it's becoming pretty evident that there might not be a miracle and we all know where this is headed....i do wish Joon young will now start spending more time doing things he wants to do rather than spend it doing the right to all the wrongs others did. Still no complaints except please please please survive, I know that's naive thinking but that's what iam truly hoping for. I ll even look the other side and not try to find any logic on now that happened....maybe one of the talented surgeons from doctors come and operate. Anything!!

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All I can think about during the bed scene was: "Did she take a shower? Did she wash her training suit? I hope she did otherwise she must be smelled like kimchi, egg, and sweat being mixed into one."

But then nothing happened anyway... so... I worried for nothing... LOL

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I laughed pretty hard at the sexy sweatsuit-unzipping... that ended right by her collarbone because the zipper's only a few inches long.

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I am like Eul's sunbae who finds her hygiene standards rather suspect. Clearly, it hasn't thrown off the suitors… but more importantly, how does she live like that day in and day out! Is this part of her whole giving-up-on-life thing - nothing (including personal hygiene) matters except for Jik?!

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I had the same thought...she was told she smelled like kim chi...very sire there is sweat in it too. How very unsexy.

But mybbiggest pet peeve was the ount of shopping bags JY left behind when he carried her back to Nari place. Think of all the stuff she bought! All gone! I was expecting her to cry over it but it was glossed over.

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Joon Young and Kim Woo Bin's portrayal of him is killing me. I understand his motivation for doing the things that he is doing, but I think that he is doing a disservice to the two women he loves (Eul and his mother) by not telling the truth. He should let both of them know that he is dying and let them choose to move close or farther away. Maybe he is afraid they will leave him completely alone? He should also let Eul know that he is trying to get justice for her family. She might rather just spend the remaining days they have together.

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I don't think he's doing this out of fear of being left.

He doesn't want to see people he cares about having a hard time because of him. I rarely tell my Mom whenever I'm sick because I know she'll cry a river, loosing appetite to eat, having a hard time to sleep. It's hard to watch, really.

I guess he wants to spend the rest of his life being happy with NE and Mum. But how could them being happy together when they know that SJY is gonna die soon.

He probably also wants to experience being in love in the most possible normal way. He's afraid if NE find out, she'd reciprocate his feeling out of pity.

But of course I see where you are coming from and if try to put myself in Mom and NE shoes I'd be really upset if the one I love so much is dying and he/she decides to keep me in the dark.

It's hard to watch the one you love suffering. But it's even harder not to be with him/her during that time.

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I hear you. I've thought of this once loong before (I don't even know why). If I have a terminal illness I don't think I would have the heart to tell anyone. Part of it is because I know then people will start treating me differently, as you said. If that's how JY feels, I think it's because he doesn't want his mom to suddenly forgive him again simply because he IS dying. I understand that it's bad but it takes a whole lot of courage to tell someone that something's wrong with you.

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@stuffed and nchoe You both make good points. Of course, people's motivations are rarely simply and not often totally understood even by themselves. While I find Joon Young's silence frustrating and painful to watch as he suffers his illness alone, I do find in totally believable that he does.

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At this point girl, run. Your got a billion, GTFO! Two crazy suitors who are both guilty of hiding huge things from you, including the identity of your dad's murderer. And a couple of crazy women (one of them, the said murderer) who are getting more and more unhinged and love to mis-direct their anger. You don't need anymore drama in your life. A relationship with Yoo Jung (from cheese) might be less stressful than this (prob not).

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The think is I dont think JT will let her go. She tried to leave the country and he stopped her. As long as JT is chasing her the two crazy women behind him will be chasing her too.

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Thank you LollyPip! Your comment is well written and I agree with almost everything (you wrote some thing I didn't think about). But especially about the taking the money thing. I was on the fence when she's taking it, but immediately agree on anything she's saying (including about her father). I love Na Ri and also agree with her.

But putting my self in Eul's shoes, I would have given up long ago and that she kept fighting for that long already earned my everlasting love and tons of hugs.

What I never think about : I'm totally with Joon Young on his illness, in the sense that when his character gives up on cure, I also immediately given up on his survival. That he only (what I thought) 16 episodes to live.

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He still might have a chance since we still are with 6 episodes left. Like some big reversal haha

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There are only 4 more left. I suggest that he drop Eulnow if he really love her, which is already quite evident to us.

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No ..... Please ...., he must not drop her as in leave her alone, though. They play too well off each other.

But he should drop the bombshell on her about what occurred at her accident and why and then Soften the blow with his illness, or at least the slap that he expects.

I hope she takes him back and that he is cured by some realistic miracle.

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4 only? But it's supposed to have 20 episodes? Did they shortened it to 18 only?

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After tomorrow, then it's four left.

This is a twenty run, wasn't it?

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Well I counted from episode 14 the day (22.8) I commented which did make 6 left, because that day 15 and 16th episodes didn't air yet... but yes if we count yesterday (24.8) and today (25.8) episodes it is 4 left.

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Is it just me or has the drama actually become much much better than its initial episodes? If someone had edited the writing, this could have been a successful drama in ratings because acting wise i think everyone has settled in their roles.

JY is breaking my heart every single episode. And NE is making me cheer her on. I really really like what they have done with NE since her jail scene. JT, you horrid person, try not be to so gleeful about someone's impending death. JE is fascinating in a deranged manner.

btw, is mom not going to feel a tiny bit guilty that she isolated her son for 5 years. or are we pretending that never happened. I think one of my fav scenes from OHY is when her mom found out that the guy dumped her and how harshly she treated OHY. We so rarely get to see parents repent their actions except a token 'sorry'. But i guess we won't even get a sorry/conversation here.

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It's getting more and more juicy for me too... lovin it...

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Yes. People saying that this drama is moving so slow but I suprisingly enjoy the slow burn. I don't even understand why because there are so many KDramas with faster pacing managed to bore me to death. But I enjoy every bit of scenes in this show.

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Me too! I love every bits of this shows. I love every emotions that I felt from this show.

Seeing the ratings makes me sad but seeing that there are others who loves the show too as much as I do, is really heart-warming.

I am really invested in this show and sticking to it till the end.

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Me three! I'm in love with this drama.
Happy to know others who are in the same boat with me.
I watched many dramas with good ratings but never felt for them as much as i feel love for UF.

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When Mom finally finds out Joon Young is dying?! That regret will be so overwhelming. I almost feel sorry for her.

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I'm one of the people who criticize this show at each turn possible. But i admit here this show has become much better from episode 11. Now you can feel the acting and actions of characters. for the 1st time i felt a bit emotional watching Noh Eul and Joon Young.

I am also not as much against Ji Tae as everyone else is.

Still, The show wastes too much time. Much could be done in the same timeframe but writer has nothing much in mind. Ep 13-14 are pretty slow and not much advancement you see.

This kind of shows demands tight script writing and multiple revisions. You just can't right good story in 1 go.

Ratings clearly give the indication where this show actually stands.

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lmafo, if rating every showed, how good drama is some most popular dramas wouldn't even make to the top, while other dramas, would have better ratings. So no. UF is not here, to have bunch of events to make it seems, like something happening, events happen as it should happen in logical time and pace. Hero doesn't have time to do all the stuff. People over criticize UF for it's pace.

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True. I found UF pacing believable. The story has only been moving for a month. What people expect to happen in a month?

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I also think the pace is too slow and the writing is not tight enough to make the story run faster.

Clearly, there's a problem when it's 14 eps in and we're just given breadcrumbs of our lead couple romance. We want more!!!

I do care about revenge or birth secrets story, but the writer better to focus on romance more. At this point, I feel cheated by all promo materials that show JY and NE had lovey dovey romance, but the actual drama only has too little romance. We have only 6 eps left! The writer better not ruin the remaining eps with nonsense plot and boring story.

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I agree. I think if they edited the initial episodes as good as these recent ones, more people could've stayed with this drama. Writing is better now, cinematography is so good, OST matches really well with the scenes, and the actors, like you said, have settled in their characters already. Gone are those people trolling on articles and recaps about Suzy's acting. She's definitely improved a lot and I'm actually rooting for Noh Eul now more than ever. I can feel her pain and heartaches.

Only complaint though is how Joon Young can't seem to find the courage to be honest with Eul. I understand his intention, and I totally support him. But I do not agree with his means. He knows that he is hurting Eul along the way. Girl has gone through soooo much in life already, I am hoping he can actually spare her from feeling that she's being betrayed by the man she loves. Come on, Joon Young. Have a good talk with her and spare her the heartbreak. Your can't possibly be hurting the girl you love for the last few months that you have just so you can give her the justice she deserves. Just talk to her, please. I'm sure she'll understand.

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Can they kill the father and the mother of Ji tae and ji tae too and just save joon young
I cant see kim woo bin dying this is just too much i just dont care about ji tae i didnt like him a bit from the start nor m i insterested in that crazy fiance i just want joon young alive and happy he deserves it.

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Ji-tae's mom won't ever die because she might go to hell and Satan would lose his job.

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Yoyo I am so with you on that. I could care less about Ji Tae and the crazy people surrounding him.

But unfortunately a video or documentary being made about someone usually means it will be played back to us in the last episode, what Joon Young was saying in the best voice ever.

But I hope like in Healer, when our lead was talking to the video and I had a feeling something sinister might occur, it did, but it was not for real. They just said he died on the news remember so he can have the happy ending.

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Thanks LollyPip for the recap ? My fav scene is this episode is the scene where JY was filming himself and addressing that he was going to die, I cried so hard and really wanted to get in the drama to give him a hug ? The next best scene for me is NE breaking down when the elevator opens and JY was standing in front of her. It was a single tear but somehow it felt so much more for me ? With regards to the money, I never thought I would say this but I agree with her taking the money. She was right when she said that JT's parents would never apologize so why bother with revenge, she was just being realistic. Revenge won't put food on the table or a house to live in but money can, sad it true ? Now, the countdown begins again, huwaa ?

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Oh god. I cried with NE in front of the elevator too. It was just a single teardrop and yet we know how heartbroken she really was. And after being told to go die at that too. I wish next week comes sooner ??

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@Eliana ikr, I've never thought a single tear would bring such sadness but somehow it did. I am both anticipating and dreading next week's episode coz I know we would get some happy moments but knowing this drama, they will definitely increase the angst huwaa ? I want both of them to be happy so badly ?

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I feel you. The writer-nim is amazing when it comes to playing with our emotions right. I think I'll be living in denial for a while if NE and JY don't get a happy ending ?

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I agree. There's a saying that "Living well is the best revenge." With that much money, Jik and NE can afford to live well. They can both study whatever they want or start a business or travel or even setup a fund for car accident victims... she doesn't even like JT now so she should just run away with that cash. XD

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I'm totally with you on this, living well is the best revenge, best quote ever to live by ?

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I cried watching the elevator scene. That single tear meant a lot. Eul was clearly shaken when she left the restaurant and when the elevator opens, there she was, totally shocked then broken. Breaks my heart until now. Man, I can't believe I'd say this but Suzy did really good there. Actually, she's been doing good these recent episodes. I actually appreciate her in those sad quiet moments more than those cute female lead moments.

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Suzy totally nailed it in that scene, I've watched the whole episode twice now, and I still cry my heart out during that scene ?

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Kim Freaking Woo Bin!!! He is killing this role! Every time he is on screen, I am with him in that moment. Whatever he is feeling... Doing... Just pulls me right in.

No Eul did the right thing in taking that money. And everyone who is trying to make her feel bad about it can go to hell. This girl has been fighting the good fight for years! She has responsibilities and I get it. No one deserves an explanation from her. It's her choice. Especially Ji-tae.

And freaking Jung Eun. She is really something. I mentioned last recap, I feel no sympathy for her and that holds true. She is telling someone to go die over a man? If you feel for wronged, you go die! How dare she?! Can she be redeemed? Who knows. But her mindset is disturbing. She wants to hurt Eul (even more after murdering the poor woman's father) by trying to take Joon Young which will never happen. And over a man who has ALWAYS shown his disinterest in her. Just crazy.

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I had a hard time with Eul getting the money and then promptly blowing a wad of it on designer goods. A million dollars is a lot, but as countless lottery winners show, it can go FAST when you start spending foolishly.

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I found it heart-wrenching actually. NE seemed like trying too hard to look happy. Probably she wants to convince herself that she didn't feel bad for taking that money when actually she felt like crap inside. That's why she shopped like crazy.

I think she's kinda sweet though. She's broke since forever, but once she had had money she used it to buy things for NJ and Na Ri. I don't think she bought anything for herself. If I were her, the first thing I'd do is checking my wishlist... LOL

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I think her using the money on Nari and Jik was her way of trying to 'wash' the money so to speak. Because the money represented such cruel things she would want to turn it into things with meaning, like buying happiness for her family. I love Nari and No Eul and Jik. They are like the perfect family unit. The fact that JT was once part of this close nit family really explains why he found it so hard to let them go and why his betrayal is so horrible.

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I don't think she was just blowing the money. For the first time in probably a long time, she has the money to take care of the ones she loves. Hopefully, if she keeps the money she doesn't keep doing that but who doesn't want to take care of the people they love first?

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This is not the drama I signed up for!

I am still anxiously awaiting every episode, but the farther away we are getting from a happy ending, the more I am railing against the angst. I expected some because, it is a K-drama after all, but seeing the pain that our OTP is going through is making it so much worse. I just finished Marriage Contract not that long ago and when I started this one, I didn't expect another terminal illness story. I was hoping that after some initial heartbreak/angst/disapproving parents/crazed fans/secret visit to a secluded island/fancy parties/clashing personalities, we would have our happy ending. It doesn't seem to be working out that way, however, and still I find myself watching anxiously every week.

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I have to watch next week, too, hehehe. Because I want to see if Eul will address JY going to greet that crazy birthday girl.

"Be careful that girls head just exploded!"

Maybe that will give JY the reason he needed to pursue JE, to hurt her of course when she realizes he is dying. Of course this should be JYs last resort if she doesn't confess as soon as he needs.

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Well, I think one thing, that this show did successfully, it's showcase how KWB at showcasing angst, loneliness and pain. I guess, if anyone ever questioned him not being able to do melo, if not initial episodes, last 6 definitely should've prove them wrong. Guy knows how to act with his eyes.

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Exactly! The first few episodes were uneven but he really is acting well now.

I read that people complained that he plays the same character over and over again of the 'tortured bad boy with good heart' and i'm thinking - Dude! thats already 3 characters - bad guy, tortured guy, good guy... And you say he is a limited actor ?

Anyways, I hope since he has now done a full fledged melo, at least that criticism can rest. He has still a lot to learn but he is doing great. Go woobie!

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I don't think he was uneven, rather that he has nothing to play really, now since JY's role become more meaty and complex, he clearly bite into it. He moved from good to great.

I feel like most of time, for some unknown (for me) reasons he always gets unreasonable hate for his acting. For me KWB always was one of the best. He can do nice guy, bad guy, extremely bad guy, silly guy, funny guy, perfect guy, charming guy, jerk guy, cute guy, tortured guy and ect. And you will actually believe all of them.

First episodes people were on hate bandwagon and criticized him for not suiting melo, but the more we're getting into angst, the stronger his acting and the in comes clear, that he suits melo. It fits him like a glove, because melo asks for acting with eyes and KWB knows how to do it.

Also, I think I'm that minority, who see nothing alike in the way he played them and character wise between his 3 last dramas. Heung Soo, Young Do and Joon Young clearly not the same type of characters and only Young Do was a bad guy.

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I second to this. I'm impressed by how versatile he is as an actor.

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I also think, that he has incredible control over his voice. His line delivery always so on point.

@rainhana, sadly, I think due to the ratings, his work in UF will be overlooked...

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@episode14 - THIS. His voice modulation is literally perfect.

I don't know a word of korean but a) I just want to hear him speak b) I get the emotional jist of his speech even though i dont understand the words

Just see that scene on the phone when he has a meltdown with his mom. Lots of actors would probably simply shout and deliver the anger in the whole speech. He on the other hand is just brilliant - he goes from hurt to anger to self recrimination to disappointment all in like 2 minutes

i'll second it - his work is literally going to go unnoticed bec of all the flak UF received in the earlier episodes

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@bips99, yes to that! his phone call to mother was beyond words believable and heartbreaking. also his monologues such a gem.
and his voice so nice to hear.

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I third this ^^ If he doesn't win an award for his acting here i'd be so mad and it'll be so unfair. With respect to all other male leads i think this one's the most hard and challenging out of all this year.

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This is on KBS right. I love woobie, i really do but honestly the award should go to Jang Hyuk for BM. He pretty much carried that entire show

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well, I don't any of us asking for Daesang (it will go to one from SongSong couple anyway lol), but he is worthy of one major awards from KBS and even overall, but probably will be snubbed and overlooked.

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1. So the statute of limitations for manslaughter is 10 years, but murder in the 1st is 15 years?

2. Does anyone else think Ji Tae is going to ask Joon Young to date Jeung Eun? But in the way of let's get her to fall for you so she can get her heart broken, since so many springs sprang out of her head when she turned that table, literally -- so far, on Eul like that.

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i really hope NE would end up with JT .. since JY is going to die soon so he will be out of the picture soon ..

if they end up together .. then NE can have her revenge to JT 's mom and since i dont like Jung Eun .. so it feels good to see her losing JT .. she thinks she has the world on her feet .. but now it's the time she learn her lesson
& of course by the end of drama Jung Eun should end up in the jail for what she has done to NE's dad ..

she should pay for what she has done ..

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i am curious with self filming joon young about he will going to die soon, after he say "but everyones dies anyway" then he say 'so...' i want to know what will he say later after that in the next episode

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Me too. we're probably gonna find out after he.... ??

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im a bit confused about his plan... is it to seduce jung eun so that she can understand what it feels like to love someone who will be dead? but how will that jung eun confess?

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yeah i also dont get it. doesnt make any sense to me.

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I was wandering about the same thing. At first, I was thinking maybe he is going to seduce her into trusting him and then confessing to him, but then that does not appear to be his plan seeing that he told her that he likes Eul very much.

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I don't think that he is trying to seduce her. Everything so far has been about apologizing and paying for something you did wrong. I think that he bought her shoes because her shoe broke when she stepped in the grate at his house. He is showing that you apologize and take responsibility even for accidents.

Seduction is her interpretation of things. Joon Young straight up told Jung Eun that she couldn't seduce him. His little smile when he was leaving was, I think, because she was totally flabbergasted that he had no interest in her whatsoever.

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Suzy. She's so breathtakingly beautiful. Even when her hair is a 'mess', or she's got foodstuff all over her face or clothes, I still melt at the sight of her. These past few episodes I've really loved how Eul's eyes are so obviously holding back and betraying what she says. Or in the case of her scenes with JY, always looking like she really does long for him, almost begging him to tell her what he's hiding. Maybe I'm over analyzing her acting, when it could be that Suzy as an actress is simply aware of the plot and is constantly conscious of the fact that JY is dying and so it shows in her acting. But whatever it is doesn't matter at all to me. The effect is what I love and that's enough for me.

I wish I was kidding but I've actually had JY appear in my dreams, complete with the pretty cinematography, some snow, his terminal illness, and even the angst I feel when I watch him on this show came with me in my dreams, only that I felt much worse. Nothing was really going on, I just suddenly found myself in the world of Fond with JY right in front of me.

I realize that this is my brain and my heart telling me I shouldn't watch W and Fond successively on the same night without getting a much needed rest in between.

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I agree. Some people really do give pleasure just by existing. I know Suzy's not the greatest actress, but I enjoy seeing her on my screen simply because she's so beautiful.

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The girl looks pretty from any angle. Such a beauty.

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exactly how i feel about suzy too. she really is acting terribly in this drama; i cringe for her whenever she has to yell. BUT she's just so pretty to look at.

i know actors should be good actors, first and foremost. but this is an industry where beauty counts as a talent too. beauty of the likable kind that pulls you in and makes you want to keep watching them. suzy has that. other actresses like kim tae-hee, pre-marriage kim hee-sun come to mind—subpar actors, but i don't want them to stop appearing on my screen either.

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I totally agree with you. Just her being there is enough to keep me watching, and now she's showing so much emotions that I just want to hug that poor girl (I'm a girl too btw, but Suzy is still my ultimate bias in kpop. Can you blame me tho? ?). That last part just ugh! I don't know what everyone else think, but don't you think that more than revenge, NE just need to be openly loved right now? What's the point of giving her justice when she's hurting this much? ?

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Suzy has this magnetic appeal. It's not just beauty or charm, because there are a lot of beautiful idols and actresses out there too. Suzy has this ability to draw you to look at her and watch her, and still come back and want more. I don't know if you call that skill or talent or simply that "x-factor" or that "thing" that makes a celebrity stand out from the rest. She's definitely done that again in this drama.

But it's her acting that I learn to appreciate more here. When I watch Noh Eul's sad scenes I think that Suzy as an actress must have really spent time to study and understad her character. I feel that as an actress, she gets Eul's pain. She delivers pain really well, I feel for her and I want to hug her. I love that she portrays pain not in the typical heavy crying scenes. In fact, when she cries the most painful tears, she does it silently. I appreciate the fact that the director made her attack it in subtle manner. Like the elevator scene when one tear fell from her eye upon seeing Joon Young's "betrayal" right infront of her.

I've never felt strongly about Suzy's acting in the past. But she's been doing a good job so far in this drama. I guess it goes with maturity. Had she done this drama when she was younger, I don't think she'd be able to deliver the material needed. She's not one of the greatest actresses but I am quite surprised and delighted to say that Suzy seems to be putting in time and effort to learn acting as she seems to really has put herself in Eul's shoes for this drama. I'm all for people who work hard to improve themselves and take note of their flaws in the past so they could do better next time. I am a believer of the principle of working hard in order to match the talent you may be lacking. There are people who are naturally born actors. There are those who are not. But you can learn that if only you are willing to. Plus you gain maturity and experiences over time which helps you as motivation. In this drama I learned to appreciate Suzy's acting unlike before. I hope she continue learning.

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I have watched this drama with interest. And had liked the characters. Minus the poverty or the wealth, most of their characteristics and behavior resonates a ring of truth.
But this episode made me wince a bit. Not in a bad way.. But reminded me of a situation that was rather unpleasant. As I met a woman like Jung-eun before.
Believe me people.. women like Jung-eun exist. FOR REAL. Even if you make her wirh or without the priveledges of money, girls like her will act and behave as if they are untouchable and invinsible. Jung-eun chose to direct her anger at NE because she knows that whatever she do.. She is powerless to win Ji-tae back. And NE is the next best-vulnerable target there is .. where she can re-direct her pain and frustration. Jung-eun is having a mental and emotional breakdown and somebody needs to be a shock absorber. Poor. NE. I feel for her. She was chosen to be an emotional sponge for Jung-euns frustration and heartbreak.
Its like you are driven mad by anger/hate/heartbrreak.. But you cant necessarily hit a big sturdy tree.. So you choose a helpless can to kick around and yell at.
Simply.. Psychotic and very sad.

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Couldn't agree more. Whenever I think.. 'nah, they only exist in movies' BAM! I'll meet someone who is just as bad or even worse than these fictional characters.

"Its like you are driven mad by anger/hate/heartbrreak.. But you cant necessarily hit a big sturdy tree.. So you choose a helpless can to kick around and yell at."

An interesting comparison you made there, by the way.

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True! And that's probably one of the reasons many stayed away from this drama. They do not want to be reminded about those awful people who exist in the world, they see enough of those in real life, they're like, no thanks. :))

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Boy i'm already having a heavy heart...
This week was hard to watch. Never ever has a movie or drama made me so emotionally involved and heartbroken like UF has, and we haven't even reached the real sad parts yet.

Some ppl said in the last recap, that JT doesn't see JY as a good person, and now i understand and agree with them. He doesn't have a reason to like JY seeing his actions. It doesn't make me forgive him about being harsh to JY but i understand him better now, and also hope that he soon finds out what JY is doing for NE and they get on the same side and don't be in the fight and hatred mode towards each other.

I freaking hate JE. what a selfish horrible person she is. I was almost ready for poor NE to faint, she still might, after seeing JY that way :(

Suzy's eyes in that scene carried half her acting. good job.
I like how JY is confusing JE without even trying too hard.
And i really don't get tired and satisfied by saying this over and over that WB is really killing this role, and what i love about his acting is, he doesn't overact, he conveys such deep emotions by very subtle body language, it's amazing. I forget to blink when he's on screen.

Can't believe the happy scenes of next week's preview to be real. Tho they're wearing the same clothes from the ending scene, so gives me some hope. but then it can always be a dream like it was before ?

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Oh man.. I don't think I can handle the day that everyone (especially NE and JY's mum) finally find out about his illness. And the day that the pre-recorded video will be played.

Kim Woo-bin has been so fantastic as JY. Whatever that he does, I can feel his pain, his struggle. His eyes are just so mesmerizing to watch and I just want him to let go of everything and just be truthful and be happy T_T

I've always like Woo-bin but he really stepped up a lot in UF. I'm so glad he took this role, cos he truly is the biggest gem of this show. And of course, the beautiful cinematography and soundtrack. UF is so painfully awesome.

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Yes, so painfully awesome ??

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Still going to say it, everyone's lost their damn mind.

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This week was too hard on my poor heart.

I think we're all used to the drama scenario of a plucky heroine shoving up the money to the evil mom's face.

But what I like(?) is that it's actually sooo real. I mean, Eul has suffered enough. It's not like she didn't do everything within her capability to seek justice. So yeah, why shouldn't she get something out of it. She has suffered enough, why should her family continue to? It's awful and unfair and crazy and sad, but yeah, it's actually true. :( I was so proud of her for not drinking the prior episode and then she wavered again by drinking in this one. But we can't always be strong all the time.

JE scared me. Those eyes are murderous. She needs to be strapped in a straight jacket and confined to the crazy house.

How will I handle it when / if JY does die? Yeah, Im still hoping for some cure (even tho yes, Im a doctor) because this is dramaland but so far this show has been showing us that not all are purely "the good guy" or "the bad guy" ... so I think I should stock up on tissues from now on.

Ji Tae - not sure. aaaalmost clapped my hands when he said he was going to take everything. almost. still on the fence.

Jik and Haru. <3 please let Ha Ru's mom find out soon!

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I know I should probably be commenting on the plot, and on how beautiful the cinematography is (I love it), and on how good a job Kim Woo Bin is doing (my heart broke during that scene where he's filming his 'last will'), but all I can think about are the photo shoot style portraits of Joon Young scattered all over his house - every time I see them it just strikes me as both arrogant and hilarious that he's plastered his face all over his house, especially since CEO Namgoong apparently does the same (I noticed another one of those portraits hanging on the wall in the scene where Joon Young tells them he's accepting the role he had previously turned down).

I dunno, it's just a small detail that makes me smile/laugh each time I see it. Also, those portraits are really nice, where can I get them for myself? Haha xD

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Omo... that's exactly what I think about those gigantic portraits of JY all over his house. LOL. I was like "This dude must be so full of himself. He probably even envies his own reflection in the mirror because he's soo damn perfect."

But then again... I notice that this is how kdramaland pictured how a superstar's house looks like. Almost every celebrities in KDramaland decorated their houses with gigantic picture of them...

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Hahahaha! Every time those pics come on screen, I want to order copies for my house. cause they make me happy. :)

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I +1 nchoe and to add, that actually all agencies in SK (not only SK) has big posters/pictures of their stars in their building. Like you need to see just few videos with YG/SM/JYP and they all do it.

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Ok, you guys will think that I'm shallow but what happened to all the packages? I kept wanting him to go back and retrieve them just so that they can be returned if NE changed her mind about the money. LOL, it really bothered me!

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Eerr.... Maybe Na Ri went to pick them up? I surely hope so, otherwise it would be such a waste. ?

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this really bothered me too LOLOL

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Sometimes I wonder if people in dramas are just dumb. Like hello there are two RICH guys that like No Eul and still nobody thought of paying off her debt first? Also why is Joon Young just wasting his time like that? Just wish people would have HONEST conversations in this drama. Also hope No Eul finds about everything soon. She deserves a break!

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i wonder what else the plan he will be used later after noh eul know his illness

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There is no excuse to JT, but JY 5 years had no idea what's happening in NE's life. In 1st episode you see him searching for her. I think he will leave to her and his mom everything, that he has. But now, due to situation, he can't do it without her questioning him.

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JT has no excuse. He was with her for freaking 5 years. Could have got her a great job. But he finally did it only when NE agreed to film JY.

JY i think completely went out of her life after her accident. His guilt wouldn't let him stay near her. I think it was when she tried to run over choi that he realised that she is still stuck in the past grief. I'm guessing he is going to leave everything to her and mom but obviously can't tip her off right now

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This is why I have no tolerance for JT right now, especially when he started acting high and mighty around JY. He was a bystander for years, and when JY shows up, he wants to act like prince charming.

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took the words right outta my muth.. when he started getting righteous when Eul took that money i was seriously irked. like dude, you got no place to talk.

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Preach!

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I am also against JT and his motivations for his actions or no action. Where JT has so much time to think and wallow in his self-pity. At least JY has just acted and did what he wanted to do before and after his diagnosis.

What JT fails to realize is, is that Eul didn't see someone perfect in JY, but she saw someone perfect for her.

JT spends all his time worrying that he won't do the right thing. And only acts when it is safe to act. As if he is playing a game of chess with JY, haha bro I just outsmarted you! Hah?

If I needed a hero, I dunno give me the one that would do something, I dunno anything, but please don't give me a stalker turned overall guardian. JT did nothing about the true justice to be restored until some rogue hero goes out on his last first.

Before and after Eul's accident: I am sure if JY knew how nonchalant Young Ok would be for her prized future meeting with Choi, he would have never have thought to have taken that USB from Eul but probably given her a lift on the scooter. It is not the type of deeds in their severity that JY vs JT committed but it is the way they feel about what they did.

Where JY has always acted so cavalier, like mother like son, about everything he did -- this very fact is probably the reason Eul fell in love with him in the first place for example him saving that girl from the bullies. JY did something.

So after her accident he ignores her existence for a couple of years. And then once he gets sick he tries to 'find' her again. I won't judge harshly here, why I don't know I am a weak at the knees for someone with a death sentence. But again ' he does something ... He tries to find her ... Of course he should he is successful and has money he can potentially leave her with. He asks her... to check ... If she knew him in the beginning, but wasn't that actually: "do you know what I did to you?"

I wonder if Eul knew at one point and then got some form of retro-amnesia. He always toyed with her during there times together, she would therefore think it was weird if he just acted like he is currently doing: blatantly ignoring her. There is no defence for what characters choose to do but hopefully sine explanation from our writer, or shall we just discuss and guess, lol.

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"He asks her… to check … If she knew him in the beginning, but wasn’t that actually: “do you know what I did to you?”

That is a nice perspective, I actually find it weird when he asked her, "Do you who I am?", when he clearly knows she knows who he is, but to him, it was probably that, "Do you know what I did to you?", like why are you trying to get me to do this docu with you, just stay far away, it's for your own good. So, JY tried running away, but it was NE who went through all the hoops to get him to do the docu, so here we are.

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Why do I find it funny NE 'sold' JT? And his reaction to it,'' Am I worth only that much?'' lol

Kim Woo Bin looks so good in black. *swoons*

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Good point.

On Ji Tae that is, as I prefer Woo Bin dressed in white pants with a black shirt, ( -- my favourite Heirs scene, lol).

Back to Ji Tae the way he was raised he thinks everything has a price. The same with Haru throwing money at Eul and calling her a gold digger. As if pride and thinks like apologies and kindness don't exist without bring bought.

This is why I can't ship JT and Eul ever. Every one messed up in some way in this drama, except Jik and Nari, but JT and his family think they can throw money on a fire and it will go away.

Ehm, try water (kind humanly things people do for 1 another).

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KIM WOO BIN

and his voice.

that is all.

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Don't forget his eyes!

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Yeah his voice and his eyes.

I know the crying episode is going to come for me ... But I still watch, I only watched this for Woo Bin anyway ...

And was dreading a romantic comedy where the show was heavy on comedy. I like the balance in this show where KWB does the serious weighty acting so well and Suzy nails any comedic scene. I like how he looks at her when she does a fun scene so well like when she got rid of that clingy girl for him in the flash back of his studying days.

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KWB is doing such an awesome job of acting in this drama!! I have so much more respect for him now. Especially during the episode when he fell down next to his car when they had planned the trip. His acting was exceptional there...it seems so surreal that he couldn't move his legs to stand! From that scene his acting became exceptional. As for Suzy Bae, her natural beauty is so refreshing to see in a drama. Hwaiting Suzy!!

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KIM WOO BIN!!!!!!! The guy can act.

The moment the record button was pressed I started crying. Him choking up.. i started to sob. Amazing job!!!

Suzy as well is still doing great work. I love their chemistry.

The last scene was everything for me. JY with flowers and a present for the B that killed NE's dad and treats her like dirt. Screaming at the TV. My poor neighbors. The look from NE.. oh my..

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I can't get over the scene of self recorded video, I totally lost it there. when he said " Then everyone dies in the end" i was like, not so lonely, not so soon, not so sad not like this :'((

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i wish this drama had aired in the fall or winter. it's so difficult to watch when the weather is so sunny and hot. it really would have worked a bit better in the cooler weather.

i don't feel much chemistry between kim woo-bin and suzy. i liked kim woo-bin's performance in heirs, but the plot is so bad and his character is so thinly written that i can't blame him too much. but seriously, the drama is like something straight of the early oughties era. every cliche in the book, down to the evil meddling mother. but as i came this far (skimming much of it), i might as well stick it out and see if kim woo-bin survives.

in a way, i do feel like i know what the writer is gunning for. this is the same scriptwriter who wrote sang doo, let's go to school, which is my favorite drama of all time. beautifully written, beautifully acted, and you were really, really rooting for gong hyo-jin and rain to find a way to be together.

i once read an interview where lee kyung-hee mentioned that though she sometimes wants to go back and rework some of her dramas to make them better, sang doo is the exception. she gave so much of herself while writing that drama that she didn't think she could do a better job if offered the opportunity to rewrite. and i actually wholeheartedly agree.

i think of that show and i think of uncontrollably fond and i wish she'd go back to simpler stuff.

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Does anyone have a link to or know the brand name for the shoes Suzy was wearing? I'm referring to the black pointy-toe high heel shoes with the ribbon tie.

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I've also accepted the big possibility that Joon-young would be dead at the end of the drama. The question for me is would there be another death ?

I don't quite get Joon-young's plan for Jung-eun. What is he expecting to achieve by playing hot and cold with her ? That she would fall for him ? Then what ?

I do understand why Eul took the money. I would do the same if I were in her shoes. What I don't understand is why hasn't Joon-young's mother reached out to him already and do something to rectify their situation ? She's way too slow, dammit. You'll be sorry !

Anyway, how many episodes is UF supposed to have ? Are we done next week ?

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It's 20 episodes, so 3 more weeks of pain and misery.

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@ cheekbones.

I was hoping this would be brought up. Since JT was so mean to Joon Young I was wondering if JTs moms kidney failure was genetic. I mean if it is I would shut my trap and not treat Joon Young like he is irredeemable.

As sad as it is, can Joon Young be his girls savior in the ultimate fashion though and donate a kidney to that heartless JT, should the writer decide to martyr JY more than he already has. Or is it some how illegal to donate your organs if you have any form of cancer, tumour etc?

Just a thought as you never know how a plot twists, if at all.

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i've long accepted the fact that Joonyoung might not make it and that this drama will be full of (good) angst, but i hope i'll recover from this drama sooner than I did from [I'm Sorry, I Love You]. back then, my heart felt constricted and i thought of So Jisub's Moohyuk just listening to Park Hyoshin's [Snow Flower].

looking at how much i'm feeling for Joonyoung right now, though, it seems more likely that it'd be hard for me to move on this time around too.

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I'm pretty positive that Joon Young definitely will not make it -- even with treatment that cancer is incredibly deadly -- I believe he has glioblastoma, even though they called it brainstem glioma i think. Either way, diagnosis of this cancer is usually stage 3 or 4 and that's just the beginning. At this point most physicians wouldn't even recommend treatment, but just have someone nearby to take him to the hospital when it all goes downhill. I'm glad he hopefully made a will and got his affairs in order, which I think the video showed.

So even though I know it will have a sad ending I still watch the show, Kim Woo Bin's acting is really really good and he conveys a lot of subtle emotions so well. And Ji Tae's actor -- forgot his name just now, always does a great job. So much so that I hate seeing him be a bad guy like in Oh my ghostess.

I patiently wait for Jung Eun to realize what she's done to Suzy -- i think she's still a bit in denial, or she repressed what happened. I'm curious as to what her reaction will be. I have a feeling Congressman Choi is going to sacrifice his career in spite of what he has -- he will do it whether or not he finds out who Joon Young really is.

Finally, I actually like Haru, and I hope she continues to chase Jik around hehe, very cute and funny relationship. I wonder if he can resist her forever (she's actually very cute) or if he'll break down to her charms.

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glioblastoma and brainstem glioma two different illnesses. though both extremely aggressive.

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Well, they are both the same type of brain tumour, but I have read (stop watching medical dramas, dammit) that glioblastoma is the most aggressive one of that type, so yeah, there is a difference.

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I think the author of the recaps gets a lot of things that sometimes people don't get, and for that i applaud. But never seems to get rich girls character. Seems to think shse can redeem herself and crap. She's obsessed. It really isn't that hard. She isn't crazy. Just stop using that word (people in the comments) it completely takes away from the very nuanced characters. It's lazy and irrelevant. But really, obsessive people are everywhere in the world, and all of them are capable of anything. It's nit that she is allergic to logic, she just doesn't care, it doesn't even cross her mind. Ji Tae is just a doll she wanted and asked daddy for. She wants him just because she wants him, she doesn't care how, he just has to belong to her somehow. She became banal, obsessed, and hollow all on her own. This is her life. So if she effs up that is her problem and no one, not even daddy, can pay for her dirty dishes.

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1. eul is too nice. if i were in her place when JE started asking me repeatedly who she was i would've said "you're my father's killer."

2. why can't JY just pay off Eul's loans already, he could even stay anonymous if he wanted to. he kept saying she's living in the dark yet he's not doing anything practical to actually help her out of that life. not being chased by loan sharks would be a big load off her back. i'm sure he can afford it

3. jik is too good for haru. i actually cringed everytime she gets near him and was like "girl has cooties! stay away from that crazy family!"

4. it seriously irked me when ji tae started judging Eul for taking that money. helloo and what have you been doing all this time while your family stepped all over the poor girl? you got no place to talk no sirre

5. na ri is a sweetheart, can't she just get together with jik instead? i'm all for noona romance in this case

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Oh, wait a minute... Did I miss something?

I was under the impression Eul doesn't know that Jeung Eun was the driver of Euls fathers hit and run. I think Jeung Eun just looks familiar to Eul from campaigning for Choi -- the time when she took the eyelash off JEs face after she stared at her so intensely, during JYs studing days.

JY loves teasing Eul from before Choi's campaigning days already, it was so cute how she always tripped around him. How could he resist teasing her in the present day? So he makes her work for the money she wanted to get for free from him, ... The documentary. JY is dying but why should that stop him from being that charmingly cute guy that he was from high school! Lol.

If JY acted differently and made it known to her and Jik that he is now there savior in terms of the loansharks and then try and pay off every debt and get them a house -- Then he is asking to be outed on the a) cause of her accident and theft of USB blackmail and b) the brainstem glioma. She probably would have staked him out like she did at his house, possibly follow him around and find out about his visits to hospital, probably even find his specific script for pain killers and possible anti depressants.

She is after all known for her investigative drive since her fathers death. That is how JY got himself in to this warped plot. Not to blame Eul, but perhaps deep down JY knew how sick, as in psycho, Choi's family is, so he also tried to protect Eul from the possible backlash the USB would have caused for her from Choi's current wife.

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Jik and Ha Ru is so refreshing! Getting tired of the main characters plot they just keep on going in circles and no one manning up, you know?

1) I mean wasn't Shin Joon Young done pushing Eul away in that one episode he was counting down? Now he's back pushing away just because of what Ji Tae told him? That easily, man?

2) Don't tell me Ji Tae is the only good in this cause No. Can Ji Tae just stop blackmailing and pushing Joon Young down, can't he just fight fair? He's your brother, for Pete's sake! And you know he's sick, for the most part. I don't get how Ji Tae is so humane from the start with Eul's situation and end up helping her and falling for her, even caring for her borther Jik, but can't have sympathy or worry for his OWN blood brother. Man, you're brother is dying and all you do is put him down so you can get the girl he loves and who you know, loves him back. Nope, does not score good points but you do score good looks.

3) Joon Young's Mom gets shy like a hs with Choi Hyun Joon. If she loves him so much why won't she fight for him and herself? Why won't she fight for her and Joon Young? She was so crude with Joon Young when she was mad and she turns like this with the man she loves? Not really selling to me.

This just keeps on getting draggy and still no one is getting aware and/or alarmed of Joon Young's illness. C'mon. They should've broke through the obstacles the first time but went on a loop again. Can't they spend the remaining episodes knowing and coping about how he's dying. Please.

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Judging from the preview, [SPOILERS FROM PREVIEW]

Agree about JT. That behavior towards JY was so no him. apparently he's not CHJ's son by blood tho, so him and JY aren't biologicaly related but still, he was portraid as this sweet and kind hearted guy from the beginning, when did he turn to be so cold hearted, and with a dying lonely man?
I'm sure he's gonna make up for that in the future episodes.

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Every casts did a great job here. They made me cry, hate, frustrate,etc... especially KWB and Suzy, I saw them as JY and Eul. Their eyes even expressed so much expression, through the past episodes, I can say that they improved alot.

That scene where JY was recording alone, KWB killed that scene that I cried because I can feel his loneliness and longing. When Eul's one tear fell down on the elevator, the betrayal is shining in her eyes with the hint of weakness because of the previous altercation with JE. Gahd, Suzy really did a great job there plus the scene with accepting the money and tearfully explained to JT that his parents will never apologized.

I think JT and JY should learn to Jeong Sik who remain loyal to JY's mom. Because both guys even tho they love Eul, they always changing their decisions and playing with Eul's feeling. Sometimes I just want Eul go abroad like what she planned and leave the past behind because she already experienced alot of trials.

Anyway, to lessen my frustrations, I really need more EulYoung's moments next week.

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I still hope that they would do a Beautiful Mind (after all, they're from the same studio) crossover with this one to save Shin Joon-young. I just love his character too much. But whatever happens, I dont want an ioen ending.

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What or where is this drama leading to with only 6 episodes left?!? ???
I need to see more romance & passion between JY & NE!!!
And definitely less Ji Tae.
Too many subplots (one secret after another) that slows down the advancement of this drama & has our focus shifted too many times.

This drama drives me crazy. It leaves us craving for more but not quite satisfied. It doesn't disappoint but it hasn't surpassed our expectations.

I was very disappointed of the withdrawal right after the super hot question "do you want to sleep with me?" And that unzipping move. It should have lead us to something juicy and yummy.

Like just make little Shin Joon Young already!!! The fruit of their love shall lived on even after Joon Young dies. Yes,this is ending I'm expecting. It's inevitable for JY not to die at this rate, so the least he can do is to make love with NE (after all that justice is served of course) and get her pregnant his baby.

I want Ji Tae's mom to taste hell as soon as Congressman Choi leaves her for Shin Young Ok. :)

I just don't get Ji Tae's character like what is his freaking deal?
And may I remind you, JY and JT are not brothers. Not even half brothers. They are not even related to one another. JT is a son of his wicked mom and some other random man who left them before Congressman Choi was in the picture. So yeah, if there's one person who deserves nothing, it's Gotta be Ji Tae because he just got bad genes.
Joon Young here is the real love child, and it would be the best thing ever if his parents get back together during his last few days. Like when he dies, the love between Congressman Choi & Young Ok shines a new light and blossoms like flowers in the spring.

Haru and Jik... Just keep doing what you guys are doing. ❤️

Jung Eun, do whatever end up with whatever - I don't really care about her.

Waiting a week long for new episodes is a mental & emotional torture for any cronically k-drama addict.

I am uncontrollably fond of uncontrollably fond. ????

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I think in the next episode we will see more secrets reveal.
1. What happened to Eul after the accident.
2. How Jitae started following Eul and his brother.
3. There's accident between white car and truck from the preview (???)

I need more JY and NE scene together...I love them so much...

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TBH, I'm so over Joon Young's pity party and me against the world funk. Like, dude, spend your time wisely and just love her. Stop being so complicated. The writer is so melo-dramatic and would like to think KWB, in an interview, said he was worried if the fans would like the series or not. Maybe because he thought it was too much dragging up and down for this love story to happen.

Seriously, get your act together.

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Yoon Jung Eun su temperamento es tan asi hace lo que quiera y cuando quiera y sus acciones son verdaderamente malas y solamente piensa en ella y sus beneficios

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Yoon Eun Jung her temper is so well do what you want when you want and their actions are really bad and just think about it and its benefits

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I enjoy the drama for what it is. Dramatic and messy just like what people are like in real life. We take things to the extreme and swear our problems are worst than anothers. We hold deadly secrets from family and friends because fear of losing or hurting them even if hiding makes it worse. We act like our parents problems are ours and take responsibility for it because we're the product of their messes when in honesty it's not our faults nor business.

Anyway...what I feel like about most of these characters that I do like the realism that people are without a doubt selfish. For money, love, fame, family, etc...people will do whatever they can to have it their way and it's a damn shame but that's the human in us. Selfishly wanting more than we can bargain for.
Now I will say I don't not understand any sympathy for Jung-Eun...she is without a doubt (along with Mother Choi) a damn BITCH and cold heart demon. To kill a man a wipe your mind clear like that never happened shows no human emotions. I hope that whatever JY is planning he wins fully against her. She deserve all her future pains and never deserved JT either.

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